tv Today NBC September 23, 2016 7:00am-9:00am EDT
outrage and unrest. demonstrators take to the streets in charlotte for the third straight night. protesters ignoring a new curfew, demanding that footage of a deadly police shooting be made public. release the video! >> while in oklahoma, the officer involved in a fatal shooting there now charged with manslaughter and turns herself in overnight. set for the showdown? it's crunch time as hillary he clinton and donald trump prep for the highest stakes moment of the campaign yet -- the first debate just three days away. clinton holding mock sessions behind closed doors, as trump tries out his new attack lines on the trail. >> hillary clinton does not have
she doesn't worry about it. she's sleeping. hack attacks. stolen e-mails from a white house staffer. vice president biden's travel schedule revealed. even the first lady's own passport. one official calling it the most damaging compromise he's seen in decades, as consumers deal with the worst data breach in history, half a billion accounts hablgd hacked. and fighting back. brad p and fighting back. brad pitt's camp responds to that allegation of alleged child abuse at the center of his divorce battle claiming the incident is being blown out of proportion today, friday, september 23rd, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today." it is friday morning. got willie here while matt has the day off.
that debate on nbc and msnbc. perhaps the most watched debate in the history of american politics. >> this is a big weekend for the candidates. but our top story -- charlotte. this new wave of protests there. for the first time a curfew was in effect overnight. did it work in nbc's gabe gutierrez has the very latest for us again this morning. hi, gabe, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. this night was much more peaceful. the mayor imposed a midnight to 6:00 a.m. curfew to try and restore order, and the police d long as protesters stayed peaceful. they did. so while the violence has eased. now the debate is raging over whether local authorities should release videos of the death of keith scott. >> release the video! >> reporter: for the third straight night demonstrators took to the streets in charlotte but overnight no major violence while national guard troops moved in with only sporadic clashes with police intact cal gear. some protesters briefly closed down i-277.
when violence flared with be this time marchers were peaceful, some showing appreciation nor the national guard. officers choosing not to strictly enforce a midnight curfew. >> everybody continues like it is and it is peaceful, we can do this all night long. >> reporter: still, there was raw anger over the death of keith lamont scott and city officials' decision not to release the vi. videos privately. >> we know the story that's been put out by law enforcement. they're saying that they found a firearm. there appears to be an object in his hand, but it is impossible to make out exactly what that object is. >> reporter: this member of the police union disagrees. he says he's seen one of the dash cam videos. >> mr. scott came out of the vehicle as ordered by officers but he had the gun in his hand. being ordered to drop it, he refused. >> reporter: this photo taken by
immediately after he was shot. a police source says it's genuine. >> if there's an encounter, you go down and the weapon's right there, it's kind of obvious that a weapon was involved. >> reporter: some eyewitnesses insist there was no weapon, that scott was carrying a book. >> i think he was confused. i think that he was having commands yelled at him from multiple angles. and at the point he is shot, his arms are down and he's actually videos, you are calling for it to be released? >> yes. the family is calling for it to be released. and i support the family 100%. >> reporter: the police chief has said to not expect that video to be released citing the ongoing police investigation. he has said that a gun was found at the scene. but, he says that the video shows no definitive proof that scott was pointing any sort of weapon at the officers. willie? savannah?
developments overnight in the police involved shooting in tulsa, oklahoma. prosecutors have now charged officer betty shelby with first degree manslaughter in the shooting death of terence crutcher. she turned herself in early this morning and was released on a $50,000 bond. court documents said she reacted unreasonably and became "emotionally involved g" to the point 46 days to go until the presidential election. hillary clinton and donald trump will both take a break from the trail today. they are gearing up for monday night's first debate. >> tim kaine, clinton's running mate, will host an event in texas, while daughter chelsea spends a second day in michigan. we'll talk to chuck todd about where things stand in a moment. but first, nbc national correspondent peter alexander sets the table. >> reporter: good morning. this debate is going to be a blockbuster.
preparing for that match-up. donald trump with a more laid-back approach. in fact, he's going to be adding a rally tomorrow night in virginia, barely 48 hours before that match-up on monday. but overnight he made new headlines, in effect implying that hillary clinton shares responsibility for the unrest, in his words, that's afflicting our country. >> reporter: three days until the first presidential showdown, in philadelphia, donald trump cameut >> hillary clinton does not have to worry about the sirens and the gunshots at night. she doesn't worry about it. she's sleeping. >> reporter: in fact, clinton aides say she was working, including calling charlotte's mayor to discuss the recent police shooting and protests, and offering assistance. earlier in pittsburgh, trump pointing to the role he says drugged played in this week's violence. >> if you're not aware, drugs are a very, very big factor in what you're watching on television at night.
insisting he wasn't specifically addressing the unrest in charlotte. even as our latest polls show clinton fortifying her leads of six points nationally, her critics are pouncing on a comment this week suggesting overconfidence while highlighting her pro-union positions. >> having said all this, why aren't i 50 points ahead, you might ask? >> reporter: trump, answering on fox news. >> because she's terrible. i mean she's had a terrible record. everything she touches is bad. i mean it is just a mess. >> rte up for monday night's debate match-up. this weekend trump will huddle at one of his private golf clubs prepping with top advisors, including chris christie and rudy giuliani. the candidate not doing mock debates, according to aides. sounds confident. meanwhile, clinton's preparing for the different trumps that might show up, a senior advisor says. with her running mate offering his own prediction. >> you're going to hear donald trump doing a lot of trash talking. >> reporter: and president obama
motivates you. she's in this for the right reasons. >> reporter: overnight we are told that donald trump spoke with the republican governor of north carolina about the situation there. a couple other notes about the debate on monday night. a clinton campaign spokesperson confirms that chelsea clinton will be in attendance on monday night. still unclear if the former president will be there or just within the last couple minutes i was told by the trump campaign that all of donald trump's children will be there, including his youngest son, will also be in attendance monday night. >> peter alexander, thanks. let's bring in chuck todz. chu good morning. as you know, hype is always really big around a debate but in this case it is warranted. isn't it? you have two very unpopular candidates who are going to have a huge audience and an opportunity to really change impressions that people may have about them. >> absolutely. even though there are three debates, i think the first one
i think including the fact that the clinton campaign in particular i think believes this first debate is so much more important than any others. because if donald trump somehow comes out of this first debate seen as presidential, then all of a sudden there's no way of changing the trajectory of this race. i think the clinton campaign in particular views this first debate as a huge opportunity to try to put trump away early. >> chuck, let's talk about debate prep. about a year ago this time as donald trure asked what he was doing for preparation. he said, "i am who i am. i'll do what i do." he actually mocked mitt romney for overpreparing for debates. can he get away with that theory and that philosophy in this big debate on monday? >> we're going to find out. i don't know if he can. i think there is no such thing as too much prep in this case. but in talking with folks close to him, they say you know him. he's not comfortable with scripted sessions. he's not comfortable with a lot
he thinks that that's his appeal and he truly believes that. so they're not going to do that. instead, one of the things to watch today and through the weekend is how both campaigns are almost trying to influence the conversation that takes place during the debate. so for instance, later this morning, i've learned that the trump campaign is releasing a new set of potential supreme court nominees, including republican senator mike lee of utah, all in an attempt to make sure that issue is brought up, because they think that rallies pu was putting out an ad featuring all of the horrible things donald trump's been quoted saying about women. why are they doing that this weekend? trying to influence that topic and get that into the debate. >> and to say nothing of the expectations, game playing that goes on with both campaigns certainly before. chuck, thank you very much. we know you'll have a lot more sunday morning. "meet the press." chuck and i will be at that debate. we're going to cover it live on nbc. of course it is moderated by our own lester holt.
9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. now to the latest on the investigation into those bombing attacks here in new york and in new jersey. police say this exclusive surveillance video shows the suspect, ahmad rahami, planting his second explosive in new york city. later, two men unload the suitcase and the pressure cooker bomb is dropped on the street. dozens of people passed by. one man even kicks it over. investigators say they found 12 sets of rahami's fingerprints on the device. "the new york times" i warned authorities to "keep an eye on him." now to a former congressman under fire this morning. anthony weiner is facing an investigation for allegedly sharing inappropriate text messages with an underaged girl. according to law enforcement sources, the case is in its early stages and includes a subpoena for wiener's cell phone records. >> in a statement to nbc news, wiener said, "i have likely been the subject of a hoke.
for putting myself in this position." let's bring in ari melber, msnbc's chief legal correspondent. good morning. >> good morning. >> what exactly would federal investigators be looking for when they subpoena this stuff? >> they will be looking at his phone records and to see whether these allegations are true or whether there are other allegations of contact with minors which could be a very serious offense. >> they could cast a wide net, not look just at these phone records at issue with this particular individual but potentially see the whole record they can go widely and look at the records, the contact, the data, what sometimes is called meta data, all those extra things that appear on anyone's phone. the law doesn't care much about what consenting adults say to each other. it cares a great deal about what adults may say to minors. >> would an investigation also include trying to contact this individual? >> that's possible. we don't know this morning how the feds are approaching this and how wide a net they will cast. but under federal law if there
individual used the internet to contact a minor for the purposes of any kind of sex crime, that can carry ten years to life. >> so it's interesting to see law enforcement agencies falling over themselves to look into this. the d.a. wants to look into it, u.s. attorney, federal investigators as well. what constitutes a criminal charge in this case? >> in new york, under the law here, basically you have to have something that amounts to more than speech. but rather, an individual making contact with a to get them to do something. but that can be at a distance. under federal law, it's all about whether there was basically an attempt to lure a person, a minor, or get them to go across state lines for the purpose of any type of sex crime. but again, that doesn't mean that it has to be something physical or serious. it can just be anything that is not allowed with a minor. that's why this type of charge -- we don't know all the facts yet -- but this type of charge to even be investigated is very serious.
now thoo a dramatic showdow playing out 15 years after 9/11. the president is expected to veto a bill that puts it at odds with the families of many who perished that day. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell at the white house this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. well, few things unite bitterly divided democrats and republicans like respect for 9/11 families. and now as one of their final acts before the election, members of both parties are expected to join together and for the first time override a veto by president obama, siding with some 9/11 families who say that saudi arabia helped bank roll those attacks on their loved ones that that now deserve their day in court. 15 years later, these 9/11 families still say no one has paid the price. >> right now it looks like they're protecting a criminal enterprise. >> reporter: now turning their frustration toward president obama who today is expected to veto a bill passed unanimously by both the house and senate
over its alleged support for the 9/11 terrorists. >> we have evidence, we have plausible evidence. >> reporter: terry stchlthas be trying to get the bill passed for years, her husband tom killed just three days after the birth of their son. >> i've been teaching my children their father's lesson in life was do the right thing and this is doing the right thing. >> reporter: all but 4 of the 19 hijackers were citizens of saudi arabia. but in 2004, the 9/11 commission found no evidence that the senior saudi officials individually, funded the attacks. still, some lawmakers are skeptical, including new york senator chuck schumer who co-sponsored the bill. >> if the saudis were not involved, they have nothing to fear from the legislation. but if the saudi government was involved, they should pay the price. >> reporter: saudi arabia has spent more than $5 million lobbying against the bill which
foreign countries. the white house insists the bill could undercut sovereign immunity protections and open up american troops and diplomats to a slew of lawsuits around the world. >> were another country to behave reciprocally toward the united states, that could be a problem for some of our service members. >> reporter: but for families still grieving after 15 years, it is a chance they say to get payback for their loved ones who paid the ultimate price. not only are the democrats in congre president, so is the woman he wants to succeed him. hillary clinton supporting the 9/11 families against the saudis. savannah and willie? >> all right, andrea mitchell at the white house, thank you. another major headline out of the white house. administration looking into a cyber hack that may have led to the release of sensitive information. e-mails stolen from a low-level white house contractor allegedly reveal travel schedules and personal data, including a scan of michelle obama's passport. the information was posted on
called dcleaks which u.s. officials suspect is actually run by russian intelligence. the senior u.s. intelligence official called the hack "the most damaging compromise of the security of the president and the united states that i've seen in decades." meantime, yahoo! is dealing with a massive security breach of its own. 500 million users impacted. now the breach dates back to late 2014, and the stolen data said to include user names, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth and passwords. state-sponsored actor and the company is now urging users to change their passwords. >> 500 million. that's a huge hack. al has a first look at the weather. >> we had some pretty good storms out in the intermountain region. >> holy cow! oh, my gosh! look at that! what!
>> hey yo, bro, look at this! wow, gets some cheetoh's, man. only minor damage done there. but thankfully, nobody injured. and we also had torrential downpours and heavy rain in parts of utah. look at this. people having to sandbag and try to keep all this water from rushing on to roads and into homes. but a real mess. we've got more on tap for today. through the inner mountain region as well. showers and thunderstorms firing up as this low pressure moves to the east. it will bring rain, snow, windy conditions, a few strong storms today into tomorrow. look for severe weather developing into the weekend for minnesota all the way down into texas and then as sunday it pushes even further. chicago, you will be part of it.
three to five inches over the next five days. that's what's going on. we're going to get ? when i put on a great pair of pants... i can move, be myself i feel good and i know i look great... and there's nothing better than that. the juliet ankle pant from chico's the ultimate fit for every body made to flatter. only at chico's and chicos.com >> chris: good friday morning, everyone. a lot of showers off to the north of us, most of them missing new england, although we will have an isolated sprinkle or brief shower this morning. better chance of scattered showers working in late in the day and toward the evening hours with this cool front that comes in from north to south for about 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. that's where we'll rally cool it
showers around for the evening and clear it out overnight >> and that's your latest weather. guys? >> al, thank you. coming up, what we are learning now about that incident on a plane that has brad pitt being investigated for alleged child abuse. and a consumer alert on the newest target for hackers. your frequent flyer miles. what you can do to protect your hard-earned points. but first, this is "today"
vo: kelly ayotte says she's on our side, but on our rights, she's squarely with donald trump: trump: planned parenthood
should absolutely be defunded. vo: ayotte agrees, voting six times to do just that - defund planned parenthood. and both oppose our right to safe and legal abortion. trump: ...there has to be some form of punishment. matthews: for the woman? trump: yeah, there has to be some form. vo: ayotte and trump: wrong for new hampshire women. senate majority pac is responsible for the
extremely yellow would probably gross me out! my dentist recommended pronamel. it can help protect enamel from acid erosion. my mouth feels really fresh and clean and i stuck with it. i really like it. it gives me a lot of confidence. pronamel is all about your enamel. helping to protect your enamel. honey nut cheerios get their delicious taste from honest ingredients. like real delicious honey, ok that's still honey. ahhh, there we go. were back to honey again. who's directing this? that guy, figures.
over there's good. so, how much longer you think this will take? i'll over-explain the process, then give you an unrealistic timeline. i'll nod in agreement so my wife thinks i understand what you're saying. i look forward to questioning your every move. okay, well i'll leave your house in shambles and disappear for six months. wouldn't it be great if everyone said what they meant? the citi? double cash card does.
60s north of the pike. could get passing sprinkle or a brief light shower, especially across northern mass, southern new hampshire this morning, otherwise most of this batch will miss us, but this band across ottawa, that will work in and give us some scattered showers late today through the evening hours. that's with the cold front, much cooler over the weekend. >> nancy: chris, thank you. a traffic officer is recovering this morning after being hit by a vehicle in lexington. the man was directing traffic during a detail on pleasant street when this happened late last night. lexington police say taken to the hospital. the driver has not been charged. and a woman is recovering this morning after her car slammed into a home in ashburnham. this happened thursday afternoon. police say she was unconscious behind the wheel when the car went airborne before crashing into that house. no one was home at the time. officials say the driver was seriously injured. i'm nancy chen. we're back in 25 minutes with
i'm a public school teacher in massachusetts, and i've reviewed question 2. it will make public education even stronger, because question 2 would allow more access to public charter schools, so parents have more choices for their kids' education, and public charter schools don't take funds away from public education. in fact, question 2 will result in more funding for education please vote yes on question 2 for stronger public schools. pam griffin: our daughter courtney got caught please vote yes on question 2 in a web of opiate and heroin addiction. doug griffin: our insurance company indicated that courtney's problem wasn't a matter of life and death - so she wasn't eligible for treatment.
pam griffin: she told me that she didn't want to live like this anymore... she begged... she begged for help, saying mom - please help me.
pam griffin: we knew we had to save other families from losing their children. kelly reached out to us. doug griffin: she came to my family to learn more. pam griffin: she listened to what we had to say, who we were - she cared about us... she didn't know us. pam griffin: we talked about the ways to remove the stigma of addiction so parents can get help. doug griffin: kelly co-authored the comprehensive addiction and recovery act - this act will save kids' lives... ...and enable families to get the help they need. doug griffin: we don't want courtney
to be remembered for her substance abuse, but rather for her pam griffin: kelly believes recovery is possible.
7:30 now. friday morning. september 23rd, 2016. shawn mendes fans are everywhere on the plaza this morning because he is here. he's celebrating the release of perform for us live in our 8:30 half-hour. >> shawn mendes apparently an excused absence from school as i look at the crowd. for a third straight nim demonstrators took to the streets of charlotte. latest protests much calmer than those of the previous nights. meanwhile, the family of the man shot and killed by police sparking that unrest has now seen videos of the incident. their attorney telling nbc's gabe gutierrez he wants the footage released to the public.
let them draw their own conclusions. i think it will have a very big impact on what we see going around us here in charlotte. >>officials will not release the videos they say because they don't want to jeopardize the investigation. the officer involved in a deadly police shooting in tulsa, oklahoma has now been charged with manslaughter charges. she shot 40-year-old terence crutcher who had his hands raised at the trump and hillary clinton with the first debate in just three days. trump will spend his weekend preparing with advisors. clinton is conducting mock debates to get ready for any attack trump may throw her way. now to "today's campaign moment." hillary clinton appearing on "between two ferns." >> my guest today is hillary clinton. thank you very much. as secretary, how many words per
pregnant? are we going to be stuck with tim kaine for nine months? how does this work? >> i could send you some pamphlets that might help you understand. >> i'd like to meet person who makes your pant suits. >> oh, really. >> yes. because for halloween, i want to go as a library from outerspace. >> this has been fun, mr. is clinton. what's the best way to reach you? e-mail? >> you've got mail. >> and that is just the beginning. you got to go >> it's worth it. >> i love under her name, it just said "had pneumonia." new developments in it the divorce between angelina jolie and brad pitt. natalie is in los angeles this morning. >> reporter: good morning. nbc news has confirmed that los angeles officials are investigating pitt on an allegation of child abuse. this morning people close to the
department of children and family services tells nbc news the agency has opened a routine investigation following a report of alleged child abuse involving brad pitt. the incident occurred on the family's plane as they flew from europe to los angeles. according to "people" magazine, a source close to pitt says it's all been blown out of proportion. >> in this report which has filed anonymously, brad was accused of getting verbally abusive with one of fight was really between brad and angelina, and then one of the kids somehow got involved in this. it was somewhat ms. cal because they were in very close quarters and everybody was nose to nose. but in no way did the physical contact constitute any kind of physical abuse. >> according to people sources close to pitt, they say he was
the altercation. >> they are deeply embarrassed this fight between the parents in front of the kids. but brad is cooperating fully with the department's investigation and they are saying that in no way is this man guilty of any kind of child abuse. >> officials say it's customary to deny any parent under investigation access to their children until they determine it's safe to do so. law enforcement sources tell nbc news the lapd and fbi are not investigating the alleged >> all of our sources close to brad pitt are universally saying that he's devastated by this, that he's really, really worried about seeing his kids. >> reporter: the alleged abuse occurred on september 14th. the very next day, jolie separated from pitt, according to her divorce filing. she is seeking sole physical custody of their kids, maddox, 15, pax, 12, zahara, 11, shiloh,
and knox. according to a source close to the family, it says pitt has not spoken to jolie since their split. >> these allegations are going to make it very hard for this thing to look like an amicable divorce. >> reporter: in a statement the fbi says it is still gathering facts and will evaluate whether an investigation at the federal level will be pursued. we reached out to both pitt and jolie's camps about the allegation child haven't heard back. >> just hate to see six kids caught in the middle of this. we turn to mr. roker now. i was looking at your map. you call that the jet stream? >> that's the jet stream. >> woo-hoo! >> a snake or something! we do have cool weather coming in. fall arrived yesterday. this is our first full day of fall. while it will feel like it in the northwest and inner mountain regions with temperatures anywhere from 10 to 22 degrees
birmingham, 95. 94 in dallas. then on saturday, cool air starts making its way into the plains and great lakes and the northeast. boston, you'll be nice and cool at 68. d.c., 78. memphis, 94. dallas, 91. but then sunday, fabulous weather. 69 in new york city. and sunny. norfolk, 73. but it stays warm down through the gulf. new orleans, brunswick, all ahead of schedule. but temperatures out to the west -- nice and cool. >> chris: good friday morning, everyone. a lot of showers off to the north of us, most of them missing new england, although we will have an isolated sprinkle or brief shower this morning. better chance of scattered showers working in late in the day and toward the evening hours with this cool front that comes in from north to south for about 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. that's where we'll rally cool it off. we'll keep these scattered showers around for the evening
>> that's your latest weather. and you know it is fall because it is the first fall weekend of "sunday night footbal sunday night, ""football night in america." that's right. we got the bears coming in to take on dallas. ooh. showers, thunderstorms in arlington. your tailgate's going to be a mess. oh. you can catch the game between the bears night on nbc. coverage begins at 7:00 eastern on "football night in america." >> announcer: this "sunday night football" weather is brought to you by verizon. introducing verizon lte advance. powering america's largest and fastest 4g lt e! netwoelte netw. lte matters.
it is about living with blindness. peter alexander takes us on a personal journey. the "how i see it" challenge. you'll see why it matters so much to him. and a warning on i'm jamie foxx for verizon. in the nation's largest independent study by rootmetrics, again, verizon is the number one network. hi, i'm jamie foxx for sprint. and i'm jamie foxx for t-mobile. (both) and we're just as good. really? only verizon was ranked number one nationally in data, reliability, text and call and speed. yeah. and you're gonna fist pump to that? get out of my sight. (announcer vo) unlimited isn't a good deal if it's on a cutrate network. switch now and get our best deal. 20 gigs and four lines for only 160. all on america's best network. people say, let's just get a sandwich or something. "or something"? you don't just graduate from medical school, "or something." and we don't just pull smoked chicken, bake fresh foccacia
? new yoplait greek extra creamy whips. you never dreamed greek could be like this. 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... but also here,
mmm... i can't believe it's so delicious. i can't believe it has 40% fewer calories than butter. i can't believe it's made with real, simple ingredients. i can't believe we're on a whale. i can't believe my role isn't bigger. oh, it's real. real ingredients. unbelievable taste. go ahead, enjoy. paul and bongo march to a different beat. a very different beat. sfx: cymbals they break only for the 100% complete and balanced nutrition of meow mix cat food.
[sports announcer] nooooooo! oh. sam's choice stuffed crust pepperoni pizza, stuffed with three cheeses. $5.98. save money, live better. walmart. you know how it is, someone does something nice for you and you feel obligated to do something nice back. maybe your aunt sent you a crocheted scarf, you sent a thank you note... and the crochet just kept on coming.
even if you don't buy a car from them. because feeling obligated is uncomfortable. and tight. in places it shouldn't be. carmax won't make you feel that way. lucky you. i feel like a quilt. packed full of flavor, one pint-sized hero was on a mission. looks like somebody's gotta save snack time from a serious case of boring. watch babybel's big taste leap into action in you want a piece of me? good, i'm delicious. ? creamy, delicious, 100% natural cheese. mini babybel. snack a little bigger. we are back now at 7:42 with an important consumer alert on a new target for hackers.
and hotel points. >> nbc's janet shamlian found out about this story the hard way. janet, tell us more. good morning. >> good morning. there is a lot of travel in this job. one day i was flush with hotel points, the in exthey were gone. hackers are breaking into thousands of reward accounts just like mine and using those miles like cold, hard cash. airline and hotel loyalty programs. millions of people belong to them. hilton offers equal value gives out cookies at check-in. >> reporter: miles and points racking up for every dollar spent. use them for free points and nights, even trade for gift certificates, high-end headphones and flat-screen tvs. >> miles and points are like an unregulated global currency, bigger than some small countries' gdp. >> reporter: it is big money and hackers are going after it. wendy had her frequent flyer accounts stripped of almost half a million miles. >> i've been saving for years
$4,500 of spendable money on a vacation was gone. i mean it was like being punched in the stomach. >> reporter: more victims on twitter. a user named matt writing someone literally changed all of my info and stole all of my points. and kelly says a hacker wiped her account clean, stealing 600,000 miles. >> miles equals money. you just have to look at it that way. right? really, they have a monetary value and so they can be used money in different kinds of ways. >> reporter: thieves access accounts through weak passwords or by sending phishing e-mails. experts say it is much easier than hacking credit cards with those new security chips. >> the cyber criminals have to move on to better targets with other kinds of data that they can use. >> reporter: hotels and airlines are tightening access to customer accounts. united now requires answers to security questions when logging in from an unknown device. airline accounts are a treasure trove of personal information,
credit card details. also often linked to your child's passport. delta got wendy's miles back into her account. they won't, she vows, stay there much longer. >> i'm just glad to have my mileage back and plan on doing a nice vacation some time in the next year or so and using those frequent flyer miles. >> so as the "wall street journal" first reported, the points and the miles are usually replaced. i did get mine back, too. but i was not aware of the theft reached out to me. the red flag was raised after someone changed my address to a post office box and then used the points to go shopping for electronics and shipped them to that box. so, guys, if you've got these accounts, you've got to have a strong password and you've got to check in to them occasionally. >> i personal will i know that ja janet has about 5 trillion miles on her account.
you, miss janet. caught up in the "50 shades of grey" craze? you'll be surprised when we tell you who has never seen the popular movie. and carson has a big problem with one retailer's tiny shopping carts. shopping carts. after this. shopping carts. after this. i was infected with hpv. maybe my parents didn't know how widespread hpv is. while hpv clears up for most, that wasn't the case for me. maybe they didn't know i would end up with cancer because of hpv. maybe if they had known there was a vaccine to help protect me when i was 11 or 12. maybe my parents just didn't know. right, mom? dad? what will you say? don't wait. talk to your child's doctor today. learn more at hpv.com. i'm terrible at golf. he is. but i'd like to keep being terrible at golf for as long as i can. new patented ensure enlive has hmb plus 20 grams of protein to help rebuild muscle. for the strength and energy to do what you love. new ensure enlive. always be you.
n you and life's beautiful moments. flonase gives you more complete allergy relief. most allergy pills only control one inflammatory substance. flonase controls 6. and six is greater than one. flonase changes everything. ? look at all these purchases you made with your airline credit card. hold on...you only got double miles on stuff you bought from that airline? let me show you something better. the capital one venture card. with venture, you earn unlimited double miles not just...(dismissively) airline purchases. every purchase. everywhere. every day. no really! double miles on all of them! what's in your wallet? in a world that's trying to turn you into someone new... ...one hair color wants to help you keep on being you. nice'n easy. we only make the most real natural looking color. so even in revealing sunlight,
you. and isn't that the most beautiful part? nice'n easy: color as real as you are. honey nut cheerios taste from honest ingredients. like real delicious honey, and real oats. ok that's still honey. ahhh, there we go. were back to honey again. who's directing this? that guy, figures. introducing tiny toast. the tiny cereal with the big taste of real fruit.
on ] [ rear alert sounds ] [ music stops ] ? on the road again ? ? just can't wait to get on the road again ? [ front assist sounds ] [ music stops ] [ girl laughs ] ? on the road again ? ? like a band of gypsies we go down the highway ? [ beetle horn honks ] no matter which passat you choose, you get more standard features, for less than you expected. hurry in and lease the 2017 passat s for just $199 a month.
from an infection. human papillomavirus. who knew hpv could lead to certain cancers and diseases? who knew my risk for hpv would increase as i got older? who knew that there was a vaccine that could have helped protect me from hpv when i was 11 or 12, way before i would even be exposed to it? did you know, mom? dad? what will you say? don't wait. talk to your child's doctor today. learn more at hpv.com. back now at 7:50. carson is working out over in the orange room. >> here we go, guys. target's been feeling the heat from some of its most important shoppers. parents. let's get -- these things right here in you been at target recently? the retailer recently started a pilot program for these tiny little kiddie shopping carts. at first, parents were totally into them. it kept the kids occupied. but then everybody started realizing maybe this wasn't such
moms and dads airing their griev grievances on twitter. "while your new shopping carts are adorable, they're terrible. took me 8,750 hours to get through." one mother started the moms against stupid tiny carts. that's gone viral with parents tweeting, like this, i joined mastc. i'm looking at you, target. movement does seem to have worked. target has said they are ending the pilot program and removing those tiny red carts citing customer feedback. however, now you can't please anybody. now there are parents upset the cars are removed. one tweet, "my daughter loved your tiny little carts. why are they gone?" >> can't win. >> there's my kids. the idea of these carts might be
reality of them. they love them. but it does take 17 hours to shop. >> they've been in supermarkets for years. >> the tiny carts? >> the tiny carts. in fact, about five years ago nick knocked over a giant pyramid of cherry tomatoes. i w i. >> if you have all day to run to target, by all means, enjoy them. >> have a good one. > for this year's must-have ? is depression more than sadness? for this year's must-have ? it's a tangle of multiple symptoms. ? ? trintellix (vortioxetine) is a prescription medicine for depression. trintellix may start to untangle
tell your healthcare professional right away if your depression worsens, or you have unusual changes in mood, behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults. trintellix has not been studied in children. do not take with maois. tell your healthcare professional about your medications, including migraine, psychiatric and depression medications to avoid a potentially life-threatening condition. increased risk of bleeding or bruising may occur especially if taken with nsaid pain relievers, aspirin, or blood thinners. oblems may occur in some people. may cause low sodium levels. the most common side effects are nausea, constipation and vomiting. trintellix did not have significant impact on weight. ask your healthcare professional if trintellix
i was out here smoking instead of being there for my son's winning shot. that was it for me. that's why i'm quitting with nicorette. only nicorette mini has a patented fast dissolving formula. it starts to relieve sudden cravings fast. every great why needs a great how. people say,y great why let's just get a sandwich or something. "or something"? you don't just graduate from medical school, "or something." and we don't just pull smoked chicken, bake fresh foccacia
narrator: over and over it's been their agenda: anything to defund planned parenthood. kelly ayotte and washington republicans
voted 6 different times to defund planned parenthood. they're on a crusade to block services new hampshire women and families depend on: cancer screenings, basic women's healthcare. kelly ayotte and washington republicans have put defunding planned parenthood at the top of their agenda... and it's time for that to change. i'm maggie hassan
>> this is 7news now. >> sarah: good morning, everybody. >> christa: 7:57 right now your time. cool and cloudy the start. chris lambert here with your forecast. maybe some rain later? >> chris: looks like we'll get some showers in temperatures 50s and 60s. still expecting it to warm up to near 80. most of the rain has been across new hampshire, vermont and maine this morning. an isolated sprinkle or light shower this morning. otherwise we have the wait for this band across southern canada to work in later on today that. front will come through between 5:00 and 9:00 p.m. from north to south. big changes behind it. temperatures in the 60s with a breeze over the weekend. >> christa: chris, thank you. a check of your top stories. a traffic officer recovering
pleasant street when it happened late last night. he suffered minor injuries the driver has not been charged. police are investigating after a pedestrian was struck in the street
in haverhill. investigators say the victim was hit whole walking along hildale avenue. right now no word on the person's condition or the cause of the crash. a quick break and we'll send you
8:00 on today. coming up -- flooding the streets. >> no peace! >> for a third straight night, protesters in charlotte protest protests to release the video grow louder. >> release the video! release the video! then changing the way we see things. peter alexander takes on the blindfold challenge to raise awareness for a cause near and dear to him as he sees life through his sister's eyes. >> this is like -- >> uncomfortable. >> yeah. part of me is sad because i know i get to take the blindfold off
and a treat to kick off your weekend. pop superstar shawn mendes stops by studio 1a for a special live performance, "today," september 23rd, 2016. ? >> i'm turning 40 today on the plaza! >> all the way from missouri! happy 60th birthday, denise! >> today is my 30th birthday and i just want to meet willie! >> we love shawn mendes! woo! >> hi, charlie from our dog riley! good morning, everybody. it is 8:00 on "today." it is friday, september 23rd. what an awesome crowd we have out on our plaza.
we've got shawn mendes here. lots of fans. from the looks of it, as willie said earlier, i think we've got some school skippers. why not? shawn mendes is going to treat us to some music coming up. he's got a new record. >> he's one of the guys who raises the volume on the plaza to fever levels. >> lots of squealing out here. also, it is time to upgrade your tailgating game. we'll get you ready for a weekend of football with the but first an update on our "today" original series. thursday we showed you this special t-shirt we designed with the message "like you." 100% of the proceeds from these shirts goes to feeding america. yesterday i got to help sell them at the nbc studio shops. the response was great. yet this -- online, the adult
>> of course! >> which is awesome. but people still want them. you can go to today.com and back order them. remember, when you get them, we want you to send us your photos with the #likeyou. we're real excited. >> and we want them to do men's versions. >> a lot people said men's, a lot of people said larger sizes. kind of hoping we can work on that. >> it is a groundswell. >> for a good cause. now for a morn's top stories. time for "the news at 8." i'm gabe gutierrez in charlotte, north carolina where national guard troops and local police were able to keep the peace. no civilians were injured, and officers chose not to strictly enforce a midnight curfew. >> reporter: for the third night in a row, protesters took to the streets in charlotte. >> no justice! >> no peace! >> reporter: this time the national guard sweeping in as
tensions rose briefly. protesters tried to take over i-277. police responded with rubber bullets and teargas. others remained peaceful, hugging police and paying respects at the spot one protesters was shot and killed by another the night before. this scene, a stark difference from wednesday night. when the city erupted in to chaos. >> release the video! >> reporter: now protesters are demanding the release of video death of keith lamont scott. his family echoing the call after police privately showed them the dashboard and body camera videos from the incident. >> the video that i was showed, i do not see a gun. anywhere. there appears to be an object in his hand, but it is impossible to make out exactly what that object is. >> reporter: the police chief defending his decision not to release that video publicly.
public consumption? that is not the transparency i'm speaking of. >> reporter: police sources speaking to nbc affiliate wcnc taken by a witness after the shooting shows a gun at the victim's feet. >> mr. scott came out of the vehicle as ordered by officers, but he had the gun in his hand. and being ordered to drop it, he says he does not expect to release this video because he says there is no definitive proof that scott was pointing a weapon at anyone. and, the mayor is also calling this ambiguous. guys, back to you. >> gabe gutierrez in charlotte, thank you. the tulsa, oklahoma police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man one week ago has now been charged with first degree manslaughter. 42-year-old betty shelby was booked overnight and released on $40,000 bond.
terence crutcher after responding to a report of an suv broken down in the middle of the road. crutcher is seen on police video walking toward his vehicle with his hands in the air. shelby's attorney says crutcher had refused to comply with verbal commands. disturbing testimony before congress has exposed a problem with workplace sexual harassment at america's national parks. a park official acknowledged on thursday that allegations of harassment and retaliation are rampant at some parks, yosemite, yellowstone and the grand canyon. at yosemite alone, at least 18 employees have come forward to complain. a spokesperson says the parks service is implementing a plan to identify and stop harassment and create a self-and respectful work environment. coming up next, we're walking and using your phone is now outlawed. and must-haves to make your tailgate the envy of football fans everywhere. shawn mendes performs live in studio 1a. in studio 1a.
evere chronic plaque psoriasis. so i made a decision to talk to my dermatologist about humira. humira works inside my body to target and help block a specific source of inflammation that contributes to my symptoms. in clinical trials, most adults taking humira were clear or almost clear, and many saw 75% and even 90% clearance in just 4 months. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections and cancers, liver, and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure. before treatment, get tested for tb. tell your doctor if you've been to areas where certain fungal infections are common, and if you've had tb, hepatitis b, are prone to infections, or have flu-like symptoms or sores. don't start humira if you have an infection. ask about humira, the #1 prescribed biologic by dermatologists.
we thought fibers that help you stay regular caused unwanted gas. not good. then we switched to new mirafiber. only mirafiber supports regularity and is less likely to cause... unwanted gas. finally. try new mirafiber. from the makers of miralax. so my daughter tells me you don't eat meat? uh, nope. vizio? 60" 4k ultra hd tv, with google cast?, $678. save money, live better. walmart. well this here's a load-bearing wall. we'll go ahead and rip that out. that'll cause a lot of problems.
(laughs) schedules. schedules. great, okay. wouldn't it be great if everyone said what they meant? the citi? double cash card does. it lets you earn double cash back: 1% when you buy, and 1% as you pay. the citi double cash card. double means double. it's friday! >> time for what's "trending," friday edition. remember the olden days, guys, when you could just walk down the street and someone wasn't texting and running into you? a subway station in london has the solution. as it called the direct lane for fast walkers. here are the rules.
texting, no pokemon go, no scooters. you at least have to be walking 3 miles an hour. >> i think that's terrific. >> we call that walking with purpose. >> in new york people use that, they call it the bike lane. get out of the bike lane, walkers! >> it is the only place to go fast. it actually was a promotional su stunt for an insurance company. >> the worst in the world is when you are walkingeh of the stairs and they're texting? >> i ran head-on into someone yesterday. well, belly-first. let's face it. >> that was you texting. >> i was texting. i was like oh! sorry, sorry. >> that's not good. how about this? when it comes to politician, one word comes to mind. sexy. if you don't agree, check out the halloween costumes carson
they go for about $60. sexy everything. >> looked like the same wig for both. >> sexy weather man, al roker. >> here is a great idea that's coming up approximately 30 years too late for all of us. a columnist for "new york" magazine says let's get rid of middle school. can i get an amen? seriously. it is not just all the awkward moments students are research that finds kids in sixth and seventh grades are happier when we are in schools with k through 8. >> at catholic school there was no middle school. just went from kindergarten to eighth grade. in some cases all the way to high school. >> we had junior high. i wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. >> why? >> i was short and fat basically. you know. >> sixth grade is a tough transitional time.
that doesn't change because of what school you are in obviously. my kids are actually k through 8 and i think it works well. >> i was the trifecta of weird. the weird name, the stop sign glasses and the frizzy hair. i sat in the front of the bus and just wanted it to be over. yeah. i hated it. hated it. >> you know what? don't peak in junior high. it is better to do better later in life. >> carson is quiet over there because he did great in junior didn't even appreciate being a senior that much more. start out with congratulations in order to my buddy, adam levine and his wife. they've just welcomed their first child and lovely baby girl. dusty rose levine. leading up to the birth, adam and his wife shared some photos.
the briti iish talk show his wi has never seen "50 shades of grey" because she "wouldn't put herself through that." jamie said he hates how he looks in the movie. he says he thinks when he's clean shaven he looks like a thumb. finally, just what was mel brooks up to the a the white ho obama with the national medal of arts. what was he doing? some said maybe he was pranking the president. but later, mel said he was kidding around but he was joking that the medal was too heavy for his neck so he pretended that his knees buckled. mel also says he has big plans for that medal. >> i said mel brooks, i love you, but let's not pants the president. not now.
it -- yeah. carson, thanks so much. maybe he was just tired -- ? tired sick and tired of love ? anyway, as we -- that's from "blazing saddles." we've got santa ana winds kicking in as high pressure builds down. hotter temperatures. we've got all this warm air so we are watching this where we've got red flag warnings and fire weather watches, gusty winds, 45 miles per hour-plus. so we're going to be watching that very closely. we've also got me humidity in the mid seshgz of the country, mid-atlantic states. heavy rains through the northern plains. >> chris: good friday morning, everyone. a lot of showers off to the north of us, most of them missing new england, although we will have an isolated sprinkle or brief shower this morning. better chance of scattered showers working in late in the day and toward the evening hours with this cool front that comes in from north to south for about
that's where we'll rally cool it off. we'll keep these scattered showers around for the evening and clear it out overnight n >> and that's your latest weather. >> all right, al. thank you so much. we all remember the ice bucket challenge. it raised money and awareness for als. well, now there is a new challenge getting a lot of attention. >> it's called the how i see it blindfold challenge supporting blindness. it is something that's very personal to our buddy, nbc's peter alexander. peter, good morning. >> i'm going to bring if my sister in a second. she is thrilled to see you guys. numbers are staggering. more than 10 million americans in this country suffer from retinal deagagenerative disease. my sister has usher's syndrome type 3. a cruel disorder robbing her of her vision. this is what it looks likes for her to see right now.
her, i've never really experienced what life is like for her until i tried the how i see it blindfold challenge. this is my sister rebecca, my best friend and today my lunch. for rebecca who is going blind and deaf, every day poses unique challenges. but they don't stop her. last year she climbed kilimanjaro in africa. recently swimming from alcatraz to shore in the san francisco strength in an ad campaign for lululemon. rebecca doesn't shy away from a challenge so when she invited me to take the how i see it blindfold challenge, like tens of thousands of others, i was from. you ever been to this place? >> no. but i hear it's really good. >> nothing like taking your sister on a date. >> reporter: the goal was for me to experience life through
this is literally the blind leading the blind. >> i have to get out my cane. >> i don't want to hit anybody. >> reporter: a cochlear implant allowed rebecca to hear again but she has very little vision and it will be all gone soon. immediately i felt disoriented. is there like a candle here? >> no. >> pardon me, we're coming in on your right. your lemonade. >> so you see -- get drinks at restaurants, they put something in the top of it so it is good to feel the top so see whether there is lemon in it that you want to push into your drink. >> this is like -- >> uncomfortable. >> yeah. >> it's just work. >> what does it feel like? >> it makes me a little bit anxious. part of me is sad because i know i go et to take the blindfold off and you never get to. >> yeah. >> and another part of me is relieved that i get to take the blindfold off at some point
natural experience for people, especially when you have someone that you love or who is a friend who has any type of disability. >> reporter: everything was so much harder. >> i just stabbed the bread, not the tomatoes. what you didn't just see is that i just took a bite of nothing. >> welcome to my world. okay. all right. yep. that one's in. >> that was delicious. nothing like a littl the good thing about doing this is it will help me be a better help for you. >> right. i think it is a process for people who are visually impaired of getting used to going out and eating and i'm at a point now where i have no shame in asking people to kwut cut my food for . >> you're i feel mostly over it at this point. is that fair to say? >> i'm not over it. i'm open about it. and if you're able to become more comfortable with your circumstances, other people will
>> reporter: at times you couldn't help but laugh. whoa! that's the tail. hello. >> reporter: but it was also frustrating. what is this? no. i'm trying -- is that the fish? >> yeah. >> where is the tail? >> no. no. that's not fish. that's the lemons. you want to take the blindfold off now? >> can i? shall we? i'm both like appreciative for that experience and sad for it. you know? i'm so proud we did this because in the course of an hour, i understanding. i love you. this was so cool. i'm glad we did it. thank you for taking me to lunch today. >> thank you for taking me to lunch. >> i'll buy. >> big brother, you always got to buy, right? >> i've known rebecca i guess your whole life obviously. though we've never tried this before. as you could tell, it was such a meaningful and moving experience. in a small window of time it really was eye opening to see her life is like.
witnessing the things she's accomplished, i am just more in awe of her. >> rebecca, what was it like for to you have peter really walk in your shoes? >> it was actually a lot of fun. i felt like a great sense of pride to be able to be his guide because so many people are usually guiding me or telling me what to do. so i just felt really nice to be able to help him. >> so much of it, becky, is your attitude. from the first time we met you we saw that you like exude all this. she teaches spin classes. where does that come from, that upbeat attitude that you have? >> well, i tell people like -- it's easy for me because i'm in my position. i think i was fortunate to be born with a lot of energy. but if someone told you that you would be blind and deaf in five years, in four years, in ten years, how might you live your life differently? and i do feel that sense of urgency. but not the sense of urgency where i'm afraid or i feel scared as much as i just want to
while i still can. >> what else do you want to do? we saw you swimming to alcatraz. >> the best part is she said we're going to climb kilimanjaro, you want to go? or we're going to swim alcatraz? no, i'm good. i'm good. what else is on your list? >> i'm giving a ted talk on october 15th. >> whoa! >> that's good. >> that video from kilimanjaro was a part of a documentary that's airing in october about sight that features rebecca. them up kilimanjaro. it took you nine days to summit. after two days he was like, i'm out. >> i think the country now agrees that becky is the most impressive person they know. what you've known for a long time. >> our family's known that forever. >> amazing. peter, becky, thank you for letting us into your family and sharing your store. for more on the challenge and the foundation fighting blindness, head on over to to
>> this is 7news now. >> christa: good morning, everyone. 8:27 on this friday. chris lambert has a check of your forecast. >> chris: another warm day, christa. low to mid-60s common across the area. a lot more clouds in police. a couple sprinkles and light showers. late in the day an through the evening hours, we have a renewed chance of showers. low to mid-80s with any partial sunshine throughout the day. a look at the weekend forecast, much cooler. bit of a breeze, temps in the 06s. >> christa: top stories now. police searching for a shooter after a teenager was hit inside a cvs in stoughton. investigators say someone shot the 18-year-old in the shoulder thursday afternoon. the victim is expected to recover, and police say the shooting is not random.
ashburnham. police say she was unconscious behind the wheel. that's when the car went airborne before crashing into the house thursday. no one was at home during the time. officials say the driver was seriously injured. and a new hampshire mother who passed out from an apparent overdose will be charged with child endangerment after it was recorded on cell phone video. it happened at a store in lawrence over the weekend. police say they also found drug pair paraphernalia in her bag. paramedics were able to her and d.c.f. took custody of the little girl. we're back with "today in new
good morning. 8:30, friday morning, the 23rd of september, 2016. said it before, say it again -- we've got a great crowd on our we've got a great concert lined up. shawn mendes is here. he is going to show us exactly why he's quickly becoming one of the biggest pop stars on the planet when he performs for us live in just a couple of minutes. al, you caught up with a music legend. >> my gosh. was he ever. the unstoppable harry belafonte, sharing his secrets to success from a more than seven-decade career that is still going strong. then the perfect combination, especially for
we're going to check out the hottest things in gadgets and drinks. >> yes! >> love it. let's get a check of the weather. >> let's show you your "weekend outlook." starting with tomorrow, we'll see a lot of wet weather the midsection of the country, upper mississippi river valley, east looking good with the exception of the southeast and florida. sunday -- sunday -- big with heavy rain right on in to missouri. look for plenty of sunshine out west. more showers around the northern great lakes and we're also looking for wet weather along the southeastern atlantic coast. >> chris: good friday morning, everyone. a lot of showers off to the north of us, most of them missing new england, although we will have an isolated sprinkle or brief shower this morning. better chance of scattered showers working in late in the day and toward the evening hours with this cool front that comes
5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. that's where we'll rally cool it off. we'll keep these scattered showers around for the evening and clear it out overnight n >> don't forget, track your weekend weather any time you need it. check out the weather channel on cable. don't go anywhere, because you are up for our series living legends. >> we caught up with harry belafonte. >> reporter: it's been almost seven decades since a then 22-year-old harry belafonte performed at carnegie hell. >> what did it feel like? >> it was overwhelming. the institution itself had such history. i had no idea where my career would go after it. >> harry belafonte. >> ladies and gentlemen, harry
>> reporter: what would follow was a prolific career on and off the stage. a tony award for his 1953 broadway debut in "almanac," and the next year for "carmen jones." and his break-through album, "calypso" which became the first record by a single artist to sell 1 million copies and included belafonte's most single. >> had it not been for people not knowing as much as they did about the caribbean. >> the thing that's always run parallel in your career is the sense social activism and a sense of purpose. that has continued just as strongly as ever. >> whatever we are capable of doing as artists, as a group, to
rights revolution. >> the purpose of art is to show life not as it is, but to show life as it should be. artists are compelled by the very nature of the gift to do a lot of things that inspire. >> is that the secret, in a sense, that everybody needs a passion that drives them? >> i think people who have not experienced a life passion, something that they want to get up every day and go to, have really missed the of life. >> reporter: the 89-year-old belafonte says he first realized the power of activism from changemakers like eleanor roosevelt and dr. martin luther king jr. with whom he marched alongside during the civil rights movement. was he one of the most influential people as far as your life? >> i think anybody who met dr. king had their life changed. he was compelling. i just always felt that one of the great blessings of might have life is the fact that i
think of where we are now as a country? >> i think if dr. king lived, the mission would have taken another tra jjectorytrajectory. he would have led us down another path. he had such faith in the american dream. he really did. he believed very strongly in this country. nothing else needs changing. we are the we are the flaw. >> but we are also the solution. >> we're the only force that i know of that carries the solution. >> what would you like the last page to be of your book? >> he gave us his best. or he gave us the best he had. that's all i keep doing. >> it is awe-inspiring to watch his story. >> it is incredible to see all that footage.
key moments in history. >> that's right. his spirit of activism just as strong today as it was when he walked with dr. king. his social organization is putting on an arts and music festival in atlanta first weekend of october named many rivers to cross with so many music stars and folks and hollywood stars. you can get more information on today.com. it is just really an amazing person. >> great conversation. >> absolutely. >> al, thank you. time, people. we have the best new gadgets -- >> whoa! >> i was protecting you. >> end zone dance. but first, this is "today" on
>> announcer: tailgating must-haves is brought to you by walmart. this season, celebrate game time with savings from walmart. this morning on "today food," if you love football, it is all about the tailgate. we're throwing one right here on the plaza in anticipation of a big weekend of football, including sunday night's big match-up on nbc. you touch it, you catch it. >> i was setting. you up for a spectacular play. >> i literally dropped the ball. let's get into some stuff here. >> trader grill. $450. what's cool about this, you can do steaks and dogs but you can also turn it down to about 225. you got these cool wood pellets.
there. you get to the parking lot at 2:00 p.m., sets up. it is compact. plug it in to your car. that gets the coils going. feeds the whole thing. boom. the picnic. 450 degrees. made out of kevlar. i'm not going to say it is bulletproof but you could tell your friends it is bulletproof. >> you got some fancy cutting boards. >> $77 big game boards. the important thing is don't be the guy who gets to the game, i'm trying to cut my steak on -- not plastic. these have these cool little moats. it collects the juices. >> perhaps most important of all, the big old coolers for the back. >> you didn't say it. i did. come on. coal plan cooler. steel belted. $160. but every american should own a coleman cooler.
own it the rest of your life. put beer in there on friday, it is still cold on sunday. >> no. >> yes, it is! it's true. >> true. >> thank you, al. >> i'm surprised al even had room to talk. he's double fisting, he's got a burger and dog going. >> how about the gear here? >> the cool thing about these chairs, fold up. $40 each. you've got two cup holders. strong enough to hold j.j. watt, up to 300 >> wow! >> got some texan fans here. that was a rough night last night for the texans. >> talk about the tables? >> lightweight also. like these, they roll up. again, cup holders. you got to have a table. you don't want to be the guy sitting on the ground. you end up putting your food somewhere. speak something of food, can we talk about the guac line?
the guac lock air tight container. seal it tight against the top. stays green. you also have a place to put your chips. >> that's genius. no one likes the brown guac. >> the guac lock. >> we just blew al's mind. >> who are your squads this weekend? >> being from washington, i'm not rooting for the cowboys. i lived in new york for 22 years so i might be tilting to the giants' side. >> odell beckham. good to see you, my friend. catch the game sunday night on nbc. bears versus cowboys. coming up next, shawn mendes
>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> in a very short time, 18-year-old shawn mendes has gone from internet sensation to worldwide superstar. >> that is right. he is going to be headlining big arenas on his upcoming world tour. his new album "illuminate" drops today. already number one in 60 countries on itunes. this is like what i did on my summer vacation. >> a little bit. it is incredible. like i woke up to that, and it blew my mind. >> can you believe the speed all this is happening? you just graduated high school a couple of months ago. here you are number one in 60 countries today. >> yeah. it is going super fast. >> tell us about the new record. >> i mean truthfully it is just a more grown-up, mature version of what my first record was. in a lot of ways i've just grown so much as an artist, singer and player. the concepts are older.
record. i am really proud of it. >> one of the big marks with any artist with how successful they've become is if they can headline an arena tour. >> yeah. that's something that came out of nowhere. it feels incredible to be able to do that. >> i think i've always wanted to have the rock star tour experience. what's it like? do you have a tour bus? you have an entourage? >> there's buses everywhere. it's crazy. it is so fun honestly. it is one of the most fun things ever. >> how does it feel to have all on the plaza? >> what are you going to sing for us? >> "mercy." >> shawn mendes, take it away. ? mm mm mm ?
? but i'd ask for life just that you're honest with me ? ? my pride is all i got ? ? i'm saying baby please have mercy on me ? ? take it easy on my heart ? ? even though you don't mean to hurt me ? ? because you keep tearing me apart ? ? would you please have mercy on me intentions when i get you to set me free ? ? would you please have mercy mercy ? ? for my heart ? ? would you please have mercy
? mmm mmm ? >> woo! >> shawn mendes. you didn't know you were going to have the whole background section there. they were singing right along. >> what's your name? >> my name's logan. >> logan. >> so >> shawn mendes, thank you so much. again the new album is called "illuminate." check it out. back in a moment. >> thank you, logan. >> you okay, low zban? narrator: over and over it's been
their agenda: anything to defund planned parenthood. kelly ayotte and washington republicans voted 6 different times to defund planned parenthood. they're on a crusade to block services
cancer screenings, birth control, basic women's healthcare. kelly ayotte and washington republicans have put defunding planned parenthood at the top of their agenda... and it's time for that to change.
i'm maggie hassan and i approve this message. great time for a shiny floor wax, no? not if you just put the finishing touches on your latest masterpiece. timing's important. comcast business knows that. that's why you can schedule an installation at a time that works for you. even late at night, or on the weekend, 's what you need. because you have enough to worry about. i did not see that coming. don't deal with disruptions. get better internet installed on your schedule. comcast business.
. we're making dreams come true. >> logan. love her! >> hyperventilating. she's okay though. >> you were a little teary, my friend. >> i'm still a teen at heart. let's do birthdays. >> it is time to spin the smucker's jar. how about happy 105th birthday to catherine hill. she is proud to say she can still touch her toes. florence edmonds of fitzpatrick, alabama. 100 years old. she loves going to the hair salon every week to get her hair done and it looks spectacular.
lemm balmer of chico, california. 109! she served in the coast guard during world war ii, believed to be the oldest living female veteran in the united states. thank you for your service, ma'am. herbert breeze from montana. 100 years young. he has a bowl of ice cream every single night. yes! lydia portman of ann arbor, she loves to dance and read her favorite books. happy 100th birthday to alexander zuber, a world war ii vet from greenwood village, colorado. we salute you, sir. five grandkids and two great grandkids. go to today.com/celebrate to honor it someone's 100th birthday. >> when you get a 109-year-old with your's like, oh, that person's only 100? so awesome.
sunday "today." i sit down with nick krull, one of the funniest guys. he now brings his act to broadway. >> how would you describe gil faison? >> one of two self-proclaimed legendary bachelors of manhattan. the film begins with george and gil on stage talking to the au turn your cell phones on. bring food to the theater. we like to say it is a love letter to theater or more realistically, a stalker a he note written on a mirror. >> gil is the character he plays along with his buddy, john. they are two cranky guys. they're taking it to broadway. >> you have plans for saturday? >> yeah.
one shot inside a cvs there. crowds take to streets of charlotte for a third straight night. a security warning for user of yahoo! after millions of accounts are compromised. showers working in at much cooler weekend ahead. the forecast coming up. all that and a lot more. coming up next at 9:00. ? with simply right checking from santander bank, just make one deposit, payment, withdrawal or transfer each month to waive the monthly fee. and there's no minimum balance. you're alright... with simply right checking from santander bank.
>> starting this season 3-and-0. pats taking down houston with their third string starter. a police officer turned herself in. she's charged in the shooting death of an unarmed african-american. and police in stoeton searching for r a shooter after a teen is shot inside of a friday morning. thanks for joining us. i'm nancy chin in for sarah. >> i have an idea why you are so happy. it's friday. but a little bit call and cloudy. >> we been blessed with so many great morning. it will get close to 80 degrees. not only are we happy it's friday. how about the pat's game last night. red sox on a roll. the weekend forecast looks good. we can go on and on reasons to smile this morning. we have some rain across portion of central new hampshire.