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good morning. on his terms. >> i can not and i will not give up my family time. >> wisconsin congressman paul ryan tells fellow republicans he's open to becoming the next speaker of the house, but with conditions. >> if you can agree to these requests, and if i can truly be a unifying figure, then i will gladly serve. >> and he's given his colleagues a friday deadline as vice president joe biden drops fresh hints about his presidential plans. we're live at the white house and on capitol hill. senseless tragedy. a 4-year-old girl dies in a road rage shooting in new mexico, the gunman on the lose this morning. >> we are begging for the
community's help. >> police launching a frantic search to identify and find him. shipping wars. with just 64 days until christmas, how your favorite stores and websites are ramping up to get you your packages faster than ever. and the future seemed so far off when they fired up the flux capacity back in 1985, but that day is finally here, and the cast of "back to the future" has fast forwarded their way for an exclusive interview, today. >> wednesday, october 21st, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> ah, good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. you don't get to see many of those on the streets anymore. there's the delorean from "back to the future," and it is a good opportunity for me to look at
you, savannah, and say you are my density. >> you are my density, too, matt. i'm so happy the delorean is here. the future. is that how it works? something like that, yeah. >> fun to catch up with those stars of the move i, but, first, our top story. major power moves in washington. wisconsin congressman paul ryan taking steps to become the next house speaker. joe biden speaking out amid his flirtation with a presidential run, some saying he's trying to rewrite history. a lot of moving parts. we have them all covered beginning on capitol hill with nbc national correspondent peter alexander. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, matt, good morning to you. house speaker is the third most powerful office in the land, and paul ryan initially said he wasn't interested in the job. now he says he's willing to step up if the divided party will stand firmly behind him. as he privately told colleagues last night, i'm willing to take arrows in the chest, not in the back. running with reservations. >> this is not a job i've ever wanted, ever sought.
>> reporter: paul ryan going publicly tuesday shortly after meeting privately with house republicans. tentatively agreeing to serve as speaker of his divided party, if they will reknew the behind him. >> my greatest worry is the consequence of not stepping up, of something having my own kids ask me when the stakes were so high, why didn't you do all you could do? >> reporter: among ryan's demands the married father of three making a point not related to the house but to his home. >> last point is personal. i can not and i will not give up my family time. >> reporter: tapped in 2012 as mitt romney's running mate 45-year-old wisconsin congressman has long been seen as a rising republican star, but after hearing him speak tuesday some conservatives remain unconvinced. >> i didn't know what the event was tonight. if i knew it was a paul ryan rally for speaker of the house i wouldn't be here. >> reporter: a taste of the gridlock and infighting that frustrated outgoing speaker john boehner. >> why should ryan even consider taking the job after the
>> well, somebody has to have this job. >> reporter: paul ryan setting friday as the deadline for his party to decide if that somebody is him. >> now more than ever we must work together. >> reporter: paul ryan took ten days during the recess to think about it. he's now giving the members of his party the next couple of days to think about it themselves before making a decision. jason chaffetz his potential opponent says he'll support ryan, but another conservative congressman says he's still running against him. the time is ticking, however, for not just the party but for the country with several deadlines looming to keep the government open and to pate country's outstanding bills or face default. matt and savannah. >> peter alexander on capitol hill, peter, thanks very much. >> vice presidentt biden still keeping everyone guessing about his presidential ambitions, but, boy, is he starting to sound like an actual canned day. nbc's white house correspondent kristen welker is on the biden watch again for us this morning. kristen, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. from taking jabs at hillary clinton to talking about the importance of bipartisanship,
vice president joe biden seemed to be laying out a defense of his record and a rationale for a candidacy. his supporters say they are ready to get to work. one thing missing, the candidate. in a night honoring former president jimmy carter and his vice president walter mondale, vice president joe biden touted his own close relationship with the current commander in chief. >> i spend five to seven hours a day with him every day for the past seven years, exswhept we were out of country. >> reporter: biden wasting no time seeming to take on democratic front-runner hillary clinton, flexing his muscles on foreign policy. secretary of state. hillary clinton is a great secretary of state, but there are times when only the vice president if it's known of his relationship with the president can speak for the united states. >> and for the third time in two days taking a veiled swipe at clinton who called republicans her enemies last week.
everybody in this room understand the other team is not the enemy. >> reporter: earlier in the day biden raised eyebrows when he recounted his advice to president obama about whether to authorize the osama bin laden raid. >> i told him my opinion, that i thought he should go but to follow his own instincts. >> reporter: but that account differs from biden's description to nbc news during an interview taped for the 2012 special "the situation room" when biden said he urge the the president to get more information first. >> i think there's time to do it before you move. >> reporter: but despite all the signs, biden remains undecided. the president of the powerful international association of firefighters and is in close contact with the vice president. >> we are preparing, as if the vice president is going to announce his canned circumstances and we would not be preparing for that if we weren't fully ready and prepared to not only endorse but to work on behalf of that candidacy. >> reporter: secretary hillary
secure that union's endorsement and, of course, labor is a key constituency for democrats. sources say the vice president is taking yet another look at the big picture as he gets closer to making this decision. savannah, matt? >> all right, kristen welker, thank you so much. let's turn to msnbc political analyst nicolle wallace whoer is of the asled white house communications director for president george w. bush. nicole, good morning. >> good morning. >> biden in a moment and let's go back to pal ryan, our top story. this is so interesting saying i'll run for speaker under these five or so condition. is that good politics and secondly will it work? >> we've been looking for a full-out hero on our side quoting the "back to the future" anthem. he's taking a lot of consideration from the republicans and the hardliners in the freedom caucus may respond to strength. now, they might not, but they have not responded to efforts to pacify them from speaker boehner
it was a moment -- everyone knows that paul ryan is of superior intellect. i think he showed his superior political skills. >> but you're talking about strength. he's using the ticking congress saying congress has a lot on its operate it has to deal with. we've got to get a decision on this and let me know by friday, but when you look at things coming up like the debt ceiling and spending like that what does his resume tell you? is he going to end up facing the same kind of showdown that von boehner faced. >> i think that was on his mind when he spoke to the country last night pause he said we will not be the party of opposition. we will be the party of proposition, so i think if he plans to go along -- you know, this is the majority of the republicans in congress. not the majority of republicans in the condition try that want to shut down the government and employ these tactics on the issues as serious as the ones just mentioned. i think what he did by putting the ball back in their court. hey, get back to me, i'll do it but only if you're all behind me was absolutely brilliant. >> let's talk about vice
forced me to take a guess up until yesterday i said, you know, he probably won't run. i have to say after he talked about the bin laden raid and kind of recasting his role and saying, well, you know, i did -- i did tell the president you should go for it, that sounds like a presidential candidates trying to burnish the image. >> and shoring up what he views as political vulnerability. listen, i am a joe biden fan. joe biden still has a lane to run in. hillary clinton is formidable. we talked last week about how she did everything she had to do in that debate, but she is still more head candidate than a heart candidate and i'm not sure if joe biden being the heart candidate of the democrats is enough to topple her, but it would certainly be a race. >> nicolle wallace, thank you so much. we want to remind everybody, by the way, matt is going to be hosting a town hall meeting with republican front-runner donald trump and new hampshire voters. that's monday on "today" f.have you questions for mr. trump. use the #trumptoday. let's turn now to a surprise visit overnight makin let's turn now to a surprise visit overnight making headlines around the world.
syrian leader bashar al assad meeting with russian president vladimir putin in moscow. nbc's keir simmons has more on that. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. this is president assad's first time outside syria since the war began, and when he met with putin, the aim may be to send a warning to washington and president obama signaling that the line e between putin and assad is stronger than ever. president assad seated next to president putin, the syrian leader's dramatic moscow visit announced for the first time this morning. assad arrived in secret last night. syria is russia's friend, putin said in a statement, wishing assad a warm welcome. contrast that with the tension between president obama and russia's leader last month. the syrian people have been practically alone in putting up resistance and fighting these international terrorists, putin told his guests. russia's air campaign over syria has increased in recent days,
moscow says, targeting what it calls terrorist extremist groups. on the ground that has meant striking both isis and rebels supported by the west. anyone opposed to assad. the talks overnight centered on coordinating military action in syria, the kremlin said, while the u.s. has agreed measures with russia to minimize the risk of accidents in the air. the pentagon making clear that cooperation does not mean u.s. support for russia's policy. >> we continue to believe that russia's strategy in syria is counterproductive and their support for the assad regime will only make syria's civil war worse. >> reporter: but the reply from moscow seems unmistakable. president putin did call for a political settlement, but washington and moscow are still fundamentally divided, matt, over whether assad should go, and while president assad is already back home today, the very fact that he was prepared to travel, suggests, matt, that he feels more secure. >> keir simmons, thanks very
to new mexico where police are trying desperately to track down a suspect in a chilling road rage shooting, and the victim was a 4-year-old girl. nbc's jacob rascon is on the story this morning. jacob, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. yet another incident of aggressive driving turned deadly. this time victim an innocent little girl, an conflicting witness accounts are making the search for a suspect that much more difficult. a search for suspects is under way this morning after police found this red truck pulled over on the highway. three people inside, including a 4-year-old girl, who was shot in the head. >> the 4-year-old child has passed away. >> reporter: authorities blame road rage. janell tafoya said she saw it happen. >> the truck was literally going across several lanes and just to avoid this vehicle to pass. >> from what we understand the cars were both moving, one car pulled up around the other car
that vehicle. >> reporter: according to the national transportation safety administration over a seven-year period road rage led to 218 murders and 122,000 injuries. in new mexico, the local sheriff says this latest incident is disturbing. >> this is one of those crimes that's unexplainable. it's 100% preventable and did not have to happen, and we need to rise up as a community and say enough is enough. >> reporter: conflicting witness reports make it difficult to describe the vehicle that got away. >> we are begging for the community's help. >> reporter: search still on, an innocent life taken as aggressive driving once again turns deadly. the witness who talked to nbc news says that the other vehicle involved was a red sedan, but police have also heard other descriptions. they are simply begging anyone who might know something about this incident to please come forward. guys, back to you. >> hoping they can get that word out. jacob rascon, thank you. let's turn to al right now
taking a look at severe weather down in the southwest. >> that's right. this was from morristown, arizona, 50 miles northwest of phoenix, tornado almost touching down. big funnel cloud, and then let's go to el paso, texas, and show you some incredible hail that's literally stripping leaves off trees. guess what. there's more of that same weather and same area today. we are looking at heavy showers from texas on into new mexico today that we've got a risk of strong storms in that area. we've got the possibility of hail, damaging winds, isolated tornadoes into west texas. the irony is 47% of texas is in at least moderate drought, 13% in extreme drought. that's going to change big time. upper level low and tropical moisture from the pacific, and we are looking for heavy showers and thunderstorms, severe track from new mexico into texas. potential of severe flooding next 24 hours. 1 to 2 inches some areas, 4 to 5 inches of rain. move ahead tomorrow into
to 5 inches, and then as we get into friday more heavy rain for that same area, upwards of 4 to 6 inches, and it goes right into the weekend, guys. so flooding is going to be a big problem from texas into kansas and parts of new mexico as well. >> keep an yeah on that. al, thank you very much. >> natalie, you have a break story this morning. >> that's right. a u.s. air force official in english says an american f-18 fighter jet crashed this morning shortly after takeoff. british military officials said plane came down in a farm field and that emergency crews are on the scene. there is no early word yet of any casualties. the new york city police department is mourning the loss of one of its own today. a five-year veteran officer was shot and killed tuesday night after exchanging fire with an armed suspect. the police commissioner and the mayor said the officer died in the line of duty, but it doesn't make the loss any less painful for his family and the force.
city police officer was killed armed suspect fleeing police. officials say randolph holder was pronounced dead at harlem hospital shortly after he arrived in critical condition. >> tonight he did what every other officer in the nypd does when the call comes. he ran towards danger. >> i heard 10 or 12 shots. >> the shooting in new york city's east harlem neighborhood occurred as holder and his partners were responding to a call of shots fired. holder, a five-year veteran, and another officer confronted an armed man, and in an exchange of gunfire holder was shot in his head. the suspect was later caught several blocks away with a gunshot wound to his leg. holder's the fourth new york city police officer killed in the past 11 months. in may brian moore was killed when a gunman opened fire on moore and his partner. and last december a gunman approached officers rafael ramos and wenjian lu as they sat in
in the head. >> this whole city is in mourning. we're mourning a han who gave his life as a guardian for all of us, and we're humbled by officer randolph holder's example. >> and officer holder was a native of guyana where his father and grandfather were both police officers. meantime, the suspect who has not been identified, is expected to be released from the hospital later today and transferred to police custody. a new "consumer reports" auto reliability survey has the car industry rumbling this morning. the top brands this year lexus, toyota, audi, mazda, subaru and kia and among the brands receiving lower marks, general motors, acura, ford and fiat. all saying they are working on improving their cars. one other headline from the survey. complaints focused on complicated new fuel
transmissions. "consumer reports" is stripping its recommendations for the tesla model s saying it's the "best car we've ever driven." owners reported squeaks, leaks and charging problems. the new york mets now just one win away from a trip back to the world series for the first time since the year 2000. the mets beat the chicago cubs in game three of the nlcs. second baseman daniel harvey led the way hitting yet another home run. he's now hit a long ball in five straight games, and the mets win it 5-2. they are going to go for the sweep tonight in chicago. sorry, cubs fans. and in the american league the kansas city royals wasted no time jumping all over toronto's pitcher, ben zobrist hitting this two-run homer in the first inning, and the royals never looked back. they win it 14-2. they lead the series 3-1. that's a shellacking, and they can punch their ticket to the world series tonight in toronto.
>> going to be a decisive night. >> big night in baseball, that's right. and newly released video shows this man running on to a tarmac at denver airport chasing after a flight that he missed. this happened back in august, but now we're just seeing the video. 58-year-old mark ray mar missed the flight to ohio and ran out an emergency exit door on to the tarmac as the plane rushed back from the terminal trying to hate plane as if it were a taxy. >> i'm pretty sure they are going to let him on the plane. >> he was quickly apprehended. apparently, get this, his reason for doing this, trying to get to his high school reunion. >> guess he didn't make it. >> he pleaded guilty to criminal tampering and was sentenced to 100 hours of community service. never seen anybody run to their high school reunion. >> maybe run in the other direction. >> natalie, thank you. >> mr. roker. >> okay. quick check of your forecast. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. local
and that's the latest weather. all right, matt, thanks very much. coming up, the sex scandal rocking the university of louisville basketball team. accusations that strippers and escorts were hired for players and recruits. will hall of fame coach rick pitino survive the scandal? plus, the need for speed. what retailers are doing to get your holiday purchases to you
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7:30 now. it's wednesday morning, october 21st, 2015. t minus 48 hours and counting, people, to our next big concert on the plaza. country superstar carrie underwood. love her. l-o-v-e carrie underwood. she will be here friday so come on down. >> set the timer on the delorean two days ahead. >> exactly. let's take a look at what's wednesday morning. wisconsin congressman paul ryan says he will now run for house speaker but only if his republican colleagues unite behind him by friday. he made the announcement and issued the deadline during a closed door meeting last night. plus in albuquerque are searching for a suspect in a deadly road rage incident. the unidentified shooter opened fire on another car while they
were both moving and hit a 4-year-old girl in the back seat. some very sad news close to us here in new york city. a police officer died overnight after he was shot in a confrontation with a suspect he was pursuing. 33-year-old randolph holder was a five-year veteran of the force. the alleged gunman ran away but was captured several blocks away. and coming up, we're going to try to clear up the confusion being felt by millions of women this morning over the new screening recommendations for breast cancer. so just when should you start getting your mammograms? all right, but let's begin this half hour by mounting pressure on hall of fame coach rick pitino and his university of louisville basketball program amid some allegations that a former staffer paid for some strippers to attend on-campus parties with players and recruits. "today" national correspondent craig melvin is in louisville
this morning. craig, what can you tell us? >> reporter: matt, good morning. the university of louisville has one of the most storied basketball programs in this country. this morning there are multiple investigations into whether sex was used to woo star recruits. college basketball powerhouse and hall of fame coach rick pitino rocked by scandal this morning after a new book from former escort katina powell claims there were more than 40 sex parties on the university of louisville campus for recruits and she spoke exclusively to espn's "outside the lines." >> the recruit would pick out what girl he wanted and andre would come to me and say which girl the recruit wanted and i would tell the girl and she would tell her price. >> reporter: powell claims andre mcgee, a former assistant coach paid her and her escorts to helped lure high school recruits to the school. >> he would take them into
another room and her and the recruited would do what they did behind closed doors. >> mcgee who played on louisville's ncaa championship team in 2013 is not commenting. head basketball coach rick pitino says he was unaware. allegations and is devastated. >> if there was any wrongdoing, that's a big if, and people have to pay for their crimes, and that's an if, if it happens we will own up to it. >> ignorance is no longer an excuse. if the ncaa comes down on louisville, they are coming down on rick pitino, too. >> reporter: on monday the u of l athletic director says pitino, quote, has no plans to step down. katina powell's lawyer says his client has no knowledge that pitino knew of the allegation but says powell once asked mcgee about pitino. >> mcgee whether candid or flippant said pitino knows everything. >> reporter: a championship team and its famous coach in a controversy now playing out off the coach. as for mcgee, he is on paid administrative leave from his
current job as assistant coach at the university of missouri kansas city. we should note no criminal charges have been filed so far, but here's one of the biggest questions to be answered. where was all of that money coming from, the money that was being used to pay for the sex parties and the dancers? guys, back to you. >> all right. craig melvin, wait to see if we can get an answer to that question. thanks very much. >> let's check with the weather and al. >> that's right. we've got some really warm temperatures but big changes temperature-wise here in the northeast and mid-atlantic states. we'll be looking at if not records but awfully close through the plains states and midwest. st. louis 77 degrees and almost 25 degrees above average. this frontal system is going to be bringing cooler air, but ahead of it tomorrow, again, temperatures anywhere from 5 to 15 degrees above average and then, boom, the front drops down and gets into the mid-atlantic states. we drop down to 60 for a high on friday in new york and 52 buffalo but raleigh stays warm 78, so does myrtle beach and
get into the weekend here in the northeast and new england. that's what's going on around >> get your weather any time you need, it go to the weather channel on cable and weather.com online. savannah? >> all right, al. thanks. coming up on "trending," the disgusting reason why your sweaters are full of holes. >> can't wait. and next, next day, same day, even one hour. the intense competition between stores to get your gifts to you even faster this holiday season. but first on a wednesday
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morning indicates almost half of holiday browsing and buying will be done on the web. >> as much as i can stay home and just be with the kids, i'll do it online. >> reporter: retailers are building pop-up warehouses to handle the demand, some the size of 20 football fields while amazon is gearing up with robots and real people. >> we're hiring 100,000 seasonal employees across the country in order to meet an increase in customer demand. >> reporter: but these day amazon's two-day prime seems downright sluggish when you consider free overnight shipping, same day and even one hour. and for extreme instant gratification buy on your smartphone and pick it up almost immediately in the store. target, macy's, walmart and others, all in hot pursuit of those digital dollars. 46% of online buyers say they will use the option of picking up purchases at the store. >> we're putting 3,500 department managers in our
our customers that coming in to pick up their online orders. >> reporter: christmas won't come earlier this year, but your gifts just might. in an impatient world that hates to wait, gift getting faster and easier. >> you can shop in your jammies. >> i sure can, or when i'm off, at work, either way. >> reporter: who did you say you work for. >> right. >> reporter: she's not alone, of course. a whopping 30% of online holiday shoppers say they will do some of their buying this year while on the job, an those are just the people who owned up to it. guys, back to you. >> doing it right now. >> guilty. >> guilty. >> yeah, thank you so much. >> i don't know. i mean, if you shop now, then you don't need those hour or day-type things. >> but if you've forgotten somebody. >> then you're in trouble. >> exactly. up next, where is luke skywalker? carson will dig into the biggest unanswered questions about the new "star wars" trailer right after this.
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morning, where is luke skywalker? >> nothing will stand in our way. i will finish what you started. >> "star wars: the force awakens" is already shattering records selling more advanced tickets in its first day of sale than any other movie, and it doesn't even hit theaters for two months. fans crashed websites like fandango and movietickets.com. forcing diehard fanatics to buy their tickets the old-fashioned way, waiting in line at local movie theaters. the "star wars" hype is hitting high gear, with the new two and a half-minute trailer already viewed more than 20 million times in one day. on social media fans are dissecting every frame, searching for plot details or clues about their favorite characters. and while happens, leia and chewy are back in the spotlight, there seems to be no sign of series hero luke skywalker missing from the movie trailer and the movie poster causing "star wars" fanatics to use the twitter hashtag whereisluke. >> the force is calling for you.
earned more than $4 billion, "star wars: the force awakens" is on track to become the biggest movie in the galaxy. and those who are buying tickets early are trying to make a profit themselves. here's one we found on ebay. guys, $2,000. >> oh, come on. >> my gosh, come on. >> there you go. pony up, matt lauer. >> geez. >> i have to see the other ones first. >> that's right. >> al predicts this movie could make $2 billion. >> i think so. >> that's crazy. >> $2,000 ticket one at a time. >> i think it will be the highest grossing movie of all time, think so. speaking of epic adventures, see where wrangler is this morning running for speaker of the house. >> is luke with him? >> wrangler wednesday, our buddy is kicking off his three-day adventure, wrangler on the road. at the end of the summer we challenged all of you to hit the 3 million followers mark on twitter.
we said if we hit that number we would send wrangler on the road and we came through. the time has finally come. wrangler's first stop on the trip is our nation's capital where he's visiting nbc capitol hill correspondent kelly old dell. kelly, what have you and wrangler been up to so far? >> reporter: good morning. on my day job on capitol hill i don't get to say "good boy" very often and wrangler and i have been having a good time with. his handler saxon he made a big trip first on amtrak, very first train ride and then coming here to the capital where he was able to check out all the sites and i was able to also introduce him to his home state senator, chuck schumer, of new york. we had a terrific time, and then he did a night tour at the monument, the lincoln memorial and also the white house, and i'm told there was no sighting of bo or sunny, the obama dogs but he's been an attraction here on the mall, having a great time and attracting friends who have come by to take pictures. now, of course, saxon tells me
for the fun of it but he is being socialized, getting to meet new people and getting to learn what it's like to take a train or later today a flight, things that he might do as a guide dog down the road, but this has been maybe the most fun i've had in a long time. no politics here. just a sweetheart who loves to give a little kiss and just take it easy there, wrangler, at nation's mall. >> just like congress. >> so much fun. >> al said just like congress. >> taking it easy. >> thanks, kelly. good stuff. >> reporter: good to see you. >> go to guidingeyes.org, and we have a link on our website as well. back to you guys. >> sometimes it's hard to shoot dogs in a flattering way. >> it is, it is, yeah. >> a lot of business i guess in the way. >> wow. >> just ahead, break out your hover boards. the cast of "back to the future" reunites in studio 1a on this
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up breast cancer confusion. at the american cancer society recommended the age for mammograms and it recommended two guidelines of what we mean for american women. then we're going back in time with the cast of "back to the future". >> you've got to come back with me. >> where? >> back to the future. >> we've got an exclusive reunion on a milestone day for the beloved movie franchise. and we'll talk with two of the hottest stars in hollywood, kate
today, october 21st, 2015. >> here from north carolina celebrating breast cancer recovery. >> good morning, virginia! >> aloha, hawaii. >> good morning, illinois. >> go blue. >> we're celebrating 16. >> good morning. we're celebrating my first day in new york! >> it's 8:00 now on a wednesday morning. it is october 21st, 2015, and there's something you don't see every day. that is carson driving into the future" delorean. >> we're here. >> and look who is in the passenger seat. >> wow. >> oh, my gosh. >> it's doc brown. >> all right, doc. we made it. >> yeah. >> we made it back to the future.
>> i have always wanted to see one of these cars. >> wow, it's the flux capacitor. >> right in the back. you need help getting out. let me help doc brown get out of that car. >> watch your head, sir. >> watch your head. come on over here. all right. >> that's awesome. >> how cool is that? >> the got a piece of "back to the future." in my hand, tomorrow "usa today" features a special "back to the future" edition with some very familiar headlines and marty mcfly jr. arrested for theft. we've also arrested this from the original movie from back to the "usa today," gang rampage, hover board rampage so pretty cool stuff. thrilled to have christopher here along with michael j. fox and leah thompson. a reunion of the "back to the future" cast in just a couple of minutes. >> first a check with natalie with the top stories this
morning, the real one, nat, good morning. >> good morning to you guys, once again, and there could be a breakthrough this morning in a search for a new speaker of the house. wisconsin republican paul ryan tentatively agreed late tuesday to run for speaker, but he attached several conditions. he said his divided party must unite behind him by friday so he won't have to face constant leadership challenges. the married father of three young children said he will not give up his family time. vice president joe biden appeared to tout his presidential credentials on tuesday as he prepared to announce whether he'll run for the white house at two events honoring former vice president walter mondale, biden spoke of his close working relationship with president obama. he said he, not the secretary of state, carries more weight when speaking to foreign leaders. biden also changed his version of the osama bin laden raid saying he told the president he thought he should do it. biten had previously said that he had urged the president to
syrian president bashar assad is back in damascus after a price trip to moscow overnight. the kremlin says russian president vladimir putin summoned assad to discuss how current military operations in syria can lead to peace and political stability. russia deepened its involvement in syria's civil war by launching air strikes last month. canada's new prime minister designate told president obama on tuesday that canada will withdraw from the u.s.-led bombing campaign against isis. justin trudeau said canada will continue to help train afghan forces. trudeau said that withdrawing canadian fighter jets fulfills a campaign promise. and a sailor and his cat are safe after a dramatic rescue off the coast of alaska. the man's sailboat lost its rudder and its rigging while being tossed around on 20-foot waves. a coast guard plane located him and then radioed for help from a nearby oil drilling ship. the sailor rode wave after wave before he was finally able to
once aboard his rescuers found that the sailor had tucked his pet cat into his jacket as well. a happy ending there as well. savannah, we'll send it back over to you. >> nat, thank you so much. now to a major shift yet again when it comes to when women should starting getting screens from breast cancer. the advice has varied and changed through the years, and now in an about-face the american cancer society is recommending that most women get yearly mammograms starting at 45, not the previously recommended age of 40 and women 55 and older should scale back to every other year and here to break it down is a diagnostic radiologist radiologist. doctor, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. >> you and i were just chatting. i have to tell you i can't keep it straight anymore. i don't know what all these different groups are recommending. i don't know what i'm supposed to do, and this is my age group so what's the bottom line here? >> i'll tell you as a doctor and as a female i am angered and i am concerned. i think there's a lot of confusion about how often women
should be screened and when they should begin, and i think that the american cancer society has tried to set up guidelines where we're moving away from a one-size-fits-all type of screening to a more personalized or individualized type of screening. >> which sounds good. >> which sounds good. >> however. the issues really are -- they are -- their guidelines are directed towards the average risk woman, a woman who has no family history, no genetic predisposition, but in those patients that's where we find most of our breast cancers. only 15% of the cancers that we find actually have a family history. the remainder are all sporadic events, and now we're -- they are asking us to take these patients and start screening later. that means we'll find breast cancers much larger. >> so what is the downside of screening earlier as for years and years was the recommendation, at 40 every year you do your mammogram. >> right. so what they say are the downsides and what they are
trying to move away from are what we call false positives and overdiagnosis. in terms of false positives, these are finding things on mammography where we need to call a patient back for either an additional view or an ultrasound and that really only happens in 10% of cases. with our new digital imaging, we are much better at decreasing the number of false positives, but, still, yes, 1% to 2% will wind up with a biopsy, but can i tell you in my practice and generally speaking to physicians that take care of patients, we are able to with those additional views limit patient having biopsies and when they do have a biopsy and it's benign, they breathe a sigh of relief, and no one would want to miss finding breast cancer early. >> i'm out of time but i have to ask, always an admonition, talk to your doctor and get a mammogram if you want, but will insurance pay for it if it's not a recommendation? >> right now these are guidelines and nothing is written in stone.
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back now at 8:12. how is the delorean? >> awesome to drive. >> it was. >> great christopher lloyd on a day like today, so cool. checked so many boxes. >> carson's dream sequence. >> get up to 108 miles per hour. >> no, not quite. got it to 8. >> it looked fun. if you think your living space is cramped, take a look at this truck. it looks like any other, right this. >> sure. >> it's not this. truck is actually home for a 23-year-old man who works for google. actually pashlgd right outside the headquarters of google. the guy's name is brandon. he is not poor. he's just doing this to save money on rent. brandon says he was paying about $2,000 a month in rent. he says he was almost never home, so he bought the truck for about $10,000. he's got 128 square feet of
there's a dresser, a coat rack and a bed. >> and a giant turtle on the bed. >> and a giant turtle on the bed. what does he do about the basics and the bathroom and the kitchen? >> well, brandon eats and bathes at office. apparently google gives a lot of perks to employees like unlimited food, free gym access and laundry services and this is how he's making his life. >> if you're going to do it, park a little ways away so you feel like you're getting away. >> saves money on gas. >> restroom in the middle of the sgligt if we parked a truck right here, do you think they would let us? >> we can do a little better on the decorating though. >> he's a guy. he's 23 years old. >> just saying it needs a little tlc. >> had to make his bed for the photo shoot. >> it will be hard to bring a girl will. >> let's go back to the truck. >> and now to the guy who actually did what so many of us had dreamed of doing at airport.
this the show. this man missed his plane in denver and burst through an emergency door and ran on the tarmac to stop the plane. there he. >> that's not a regional commuter. >> that's a big plane. >> well, he pleaded guilty this week to misdemeanor tampering and got 100 hours of community service. i got to tell you, i can relate to the feeling, can't you? yeah. >> but there's nothing worse when you arrive and the gates are already closed and you're like sorry. >> the plane doesn't leave for 20 minute. >> it's just sitting there, can't you just open the door again, please. >> don't run out to it. >> don't do that. >> spent a little time at the bar beforehand. >> probably right. >> exactly right. >> all right. you ever pull out your sweaters in the fall and then you look and you see there's all those little holes at them after they have been stashed away for the summer. you probably think moths, right? >> no. >> they are not only one to blame. huffington post says moths like
to lay their eggs in dark animals like animal fibers of wool, cashmere and silk make ging it the perfect place for breeding. you know what those eggs turn into, larvae, not that. we would love those. they actually look like that and to stop the infestation wash your clothes in very hot water and vacuum your closets and your carpets. >> i like the little larry larvae cartoon guy. that would be okay. he's cute. >> i like that. now to news about just who might be hosting the oscars and the pop star whose dance moves are going viral this morning. carson, your turn. >> we start off on news with a possible host for the oscars. producers initially wanted two people at the helm and now all speculation is swirling around one man, chris rock in talk with producers and "variety" is saying an official announcement is expected shortly. the academy is declining to comment and it wouldn't be the first time that chris ran the
follow this unforgettable dance in "seinfeld." there you go. >> i think that's a great move. >> i think he's got good moves. >> all right, carson, thank you very much. mr. roker a check of the weather. >> what's going on, flooding rains that we're expecting in texas later on this week starting today, in fact into the weekend. we could see anywhere from 5 to 7 inches of rain from dallas to car pus kristi and extending on up into oklahoma. all right. how about a little "back to the future" music. that's right. thanks to our friends at climate central, new york city, we're going to take you temperatures to the future, that's right. between 1956 and 1985, the average temperature in new york city, 54.6 degrees. from '86 to '2015 it's risen to
55.5 inches and if we continue at this pace which we expect by 20459 average temperature 57.4 degrees. marty, what's wrong with the future? that's what's going on around the country. here's what's ha >> and that's your late weather. matt. >> here we go, october 21st, 2015, a day that fans of the "back to the future" trilogy have been waiting for. this is the day in part 2, remember, that marty mcfly and doc brown travel 30 years into
the future. it was also 30 years ago this year that the first movie in this franchise was released. michael j. fox, christopher lloyd handleyia thomp iaand lea thompson are joining us. how is it that you haven't aged a bit, not one of you. >> well, i like to joke that one prediction that "back to the future"-2-got right is that marty mcfly would have a receding airlinine, and that's happened. >> and it worked. >> it's happened. it's come true. >> the story goes that the original script for the original movie got rejected dozens of times. people just thought it was too far out there. when you guys first read the script with time traveling deloreans and flex capacitor, what did you think? >> it was a great script. i mean, i -- i always had a strange sense of humor, so the idea that i got to play a character that was madly in heat for her own son. >> i'm glad you switched that.
know, i think why the film was rejected in a lot of -- definitely by disney. i just thought it was like a crazy story, and it was a perfect script. >> when you have names like robert zemekis and steven spielberg attached to the project, does that take a lot of fear out of it? >> absolutely. when i came in there was another actor who did like nine weeks on the movie and then they brought me in and so i -- i didn't see a lot of the early foundational stuff that was done. i kind of got thrown in and got the script and read it and thought it was fantastic and then i was on the set shooting and it was like it happened so fast so i kind of discovered in the process of doing, it wow, these guys know their stuff. it was just an amazing experience. >> christopher, you said that when you saw michael on set and you guys started working together, it was a version of love at first sight. tell me about it. >> well, they often ask you about the chemistry.
from the instant we walked on the set. >> the so shameless. >> so happy to see each other, but -- but never had to be manufactured. nobody had to say, you know, work for this kind of, you know, chemistry. it just was there. it was innate, and -- and it was wonderful. >> let me go back to what you said a second ago, lea. you have to remember you were playing lorraine, a character works technically falls in love with her own son. >> literally. >> literally that. can have a huge ick factor to it if not taken and played the right way. >> right. >> and yet you play it for laughs. how hard was it in. >> well, you know, it was the '80s i was not lorraine mcfly so it was interesting to get to that weird kind of -- i had to sing "mr. sandman" to get into character. mr. sandman and i would get into this weird thing that she was in, and to make that character work, to make it innocent yet, you know, horny.
>> she was like a delorean >> yeah. >> what lines do people recite to you all the time when they come up to you if they want to talk about "back to the future," is there a line of yours that christopher? >> oh, where we're going we don't need roads. >> lea. >> you're my density. >> you're my density. >> and mcfly, you irish bug. >> yeah, yeah. >> and mcfly, you irish bug. >> october 21st, 2015, significant in the second movie because that's the date you go to in the future, and, of course, a lot of the people now like to go back and look at things that were predict the in the move to see if they came true. i'll go through the list. you raise your hanchltds true or not true, hover boards. >> yes they are true. in canada they kind of have one. >> a version of them, but not like -- >> close. >> because they have a magnetic thing. it's not the free ranging thing as in the movie.
>> partial credit we'll give you for that one. >> yeah. >> everywhere. >> no. >> i mean, they could exist. people just don't -- i don't think they want to do it. >> cars that drive themselves which is almost as impressive. >> and the cubs winning the world series. >> wish they weren't plight mets. >> it's pretty crazy. >> you said if the cubs make it to the world series you would like to throw out a first pitch. >> i didn't say that. >> no. >> it's been suggested. >> would you like to? >> i suppose. i mean, how do you turn down such an offer, you know. >> where does it rank, the trilogy and in particular the first one, the first experience with "back to the future," where does it range in terms of when you look pack at your careers and the things that pleased you and made you smile? >> kind of monumental. i mean, the whole experience. i mean, here we are 30 years later and doesn't seem to have lost any momentum, and, i mean, it's amazing. >> michael? >> "family ties" and "back to
the future" were like two amazing things that happened in one lifetime and marty mcfly and alex keaton, the chance to play both of those characters is a privilege that i'll never -- i can't be grateful enough for. >> happy anniversary, guys. >> yay. >> and we want to tell people that the "back to the future" trilogy 30th anniversary edition on blu-ray and dvd is in stores today. savannah? >> matt, thank you so much. look who i'm here with, kate hudson. did you love "back to the future" as a kid in. >> forget it. still, my kids' favorites. >> we have a delorean out on the plaza. >> absolutely.
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>> 8:30 now. it is wednesday, october 21st, 2015. quite a famous date, and we've got a delorean on our plaza this morning. it's "back to the future" day right here on our plaza. looks pretty good. looks fancy. >> mm-hmm. >> and dry. >> sweet. >> as in bonus. >> already this week we've done pizzas, we've done burgers on what the heck are you eating week trying to make healthy ar terntives. today, joy bauer tackles frozen yogurt. you often teeth thinking it's better than a bowl of ice cream but is that the case? >> unless you saw the "seinfeld" episode. >> that's exactly right. >> i live next to that frozen yogurt place.
>> exactly. >> and two stars, oscar nominee kate hudson here to talk about her new comedy with bill murray "rock the kasbah." and her halloween plans. >> and joan lunden here to catch up with patrick dempsey. what he's doing to honor his mom's legacy and what he revealed to screen about the next bridget jones movie. >> i can't wait. >> first a check of the weather. >> let's show you what we've got a risk of strong storms through the southwest. wet weather there as well. showers in the pacific northwest. we're looking at beautiful weather in the mid-atlantic, northeast, maybe a sprinkle or two in northern new england and then for tomorrow rip currents along the gulf coast, heavy rain, texas, kansas, oklahoma on into new mexico and showers into the central plains, beautiful along the west coast, and look
conditions down through what's your name, sweetie? >> elise. >> nice to see you. having a good time? >> mm-hmm. >> great, excellent. we've got an exclusive for you, elise, an outtake for everyone to check out with last night's "best time ever" with neil patrick harris. neil with the help of jane krakowski with voices in his head was repeating what he was being told to say. >> jesse has no idea what's in this bedroom. >> as a kid i used to love to go to chuck-e-cheese.
>> as a kid i used to love to go to chuck-e-cheese. >> can we do a bounce room? >> can we do a bounce room? >> what's a bounce room? >> i'll show you. >> the balls. >> all balls, balls, balls, balls. >> come in here, steve. >> come on, get in. >> oh, steve. oh, steve. >> stay with me steve. >> they are so cruel. well, you can catch "the best time ever" with neil patrick harris tuesdays at 8:00, 7:00 central right here on nbc. guys. >> still not speaking to him. >> all right. a thank you very much. kathie lee and hoda are with us now. i want to talk about a great event that we attended at the waldorf astoria hotel last night. kathie lee's induction into the broadcasting and cable hall of fame. >> yay. >> very well done. >> i can't believe. >> by the way, your speech was so wonderful. it was the perfect combination of humor and heartfelt sentiment.
>> thank you. >> it was real nice. did you have a good time? >> it's the kind of thing you dread, you know, because you're in it, in it like 20 years or something, maybe you don't even remember, but you dread it because so many things can go wrong. you dread it because it's -- i'd rather give an award than receive one, wouldn't you? except for hoda. it's just easier, it's easier, but i -- it is a huge honor. best part of evening was that they also honored frank. i think it's the only hall of fame he's not yet in, so my children -- our children were there to receive it for their dad so it was going to be difficult for me emotionally. if it had just been me, then you keep it all in perspective but the fact it was to honor, frank, too, for all his accomplishments and everything -- and bob iger and, you know, dr. phil, just a lot of -- it was great company, you know. a lot of industry people you wouldn't know their names or
their contributions, but they are captains of industry, and so ju delighted to be -- >> and we should mention hoda and regis and david muir, hoda and res. regis was in rare form. and u had a little wardrobe malfunion. >> i did, i did. >> on the red carpet. >> lete see that picture again because we want to witness it. what happened, your button popped? >> a massive bulging chest. >> ya, anyway,t really was fantastic. >> we're protecting him from the paparazzi. >> yes, we did. congratulations. >> congrats. >> thanks for being there, guys. everybody, just one more night you have to be -- >> honored to be there. thank you, everybody. >> kathie lee posse. >> felt the love. coming up next, is frozen yogurt really better for you than ice cream? is joy bauer going to ruin this for us? >> never, never. >> killjoy bauer. that's coming up next, but first this is "today" on nbc.
>> until she destroys the joy. >> we are back at 8:38. time for our special series what the heck are you eating where we give you healthier options to some of our favorite foods. this morning frozen yogurt is on joy lawyer's menu. >> there's nothing like a creamy dreamy frozen dessert, and in response to our love affair with ice cream and determination to stay slim and fit frozen yogurt shops can be found on practically every street corner and in every shopping mall but is frozen yogurt really better than ice cream? check this out a medium fro-yo with two tablespoons of each chocolate sprinkles and granola clocks in at 400 calories, that's the equivalent of eating eight chocolate chip cookies or an indulgent slice of apple pie
size of full fat ice cream with same topping weighs in at 710 calories. feel a brain freeze coming on? i'm not surprised. here's what you need to know. first, the difference between ice cream and frozen yogurt. regular ice cream is are a mix of full fat dairy products, classically cream and whole milk mingled with sugered a and flavoring. to be considered ice cream, it must contain at least 10% milk fat, but many popular brands have significantly more fat which drives up the calories. on the other hand, light or reduced-fat ice cream and frozen yogurt are made with the very same ingredients as regular ice cream but this time manufacturers use low-fat or fat-free dairy products in the mix, and typically the swap from full fat to low-fat dairy drives the calories way down. so these lighter options tend to be much more figure friendly. frozen yogurt differs from ice cream because it has yogurt cultures added. these cultures can help increase
the good bacteria in your stomach and reduce the risk for certain digestive issues. all things considered, frozen yogurt and light ice cream end up being pretty darn similar, so i say go for whichever you prefer best. and if you're eating it regularly, stick with a small and enjoy one tablespoon of any delicious topping to avoid packing on the pounds. that original calorie portion which weighed in at 400 is now just 180. light, lean and satisfying. now that you know what the heck you're eating enjoy every dreamy creamy bite. mmm. >> joy, i can't believe you let us have topping, i'm in shock. >> first of all, i'm crazy for all thingsize cream, frozen yogurt, regular ice cream so i was on a mission to make this work. >> what do we have here. >> a few tricks for controlling portion size because that tend to trip people up. when you're at home scooping in
hard packs, invest in some pretty smaller ramekins or bowl because one scoop, which is about half a cup serving that's what the nutrition stats are for and will look much more visually appealing. if this was in a larger bowl it would look measly and then you add a second or third and then the calories and sugar skyrocket. >> what's this? >> we're at a frozen yogurt shop. i made two look-alike frozen yogurt. the same, vanilla, this is 200 and this one is only 100 calories, how come, cafna, what did i do, oh, i know what you did. >> you put fruit in the bottom of one of those. >> i know you, joy bauer and the little tricks. >> fill the bottom portion of the cup with fruit and then you'll substantially decreates calories but you'll still have the nice hardy portion. >> a good idea. we know that cups are calorie free so what about cones, this cone is a waiver cone, just 20
calories and standard sugar cone no big deal and when you get up to a waffle cone, this is a little bit more, 160, and if it's chocolate covered it's in danger territory and 320. look how big it is. >> it's huge. >> we love topping. >> when it comes to fresh fruit go for it. they are super low callry. other than fresh fruit the best most healthiest topping will be granola, nuts and dark chocolate tips. all of the toppings, even the not so healthy topping like marshmallow and oreos and sprinkles, whatever you put in on average will clock in at about 50 calories per table spoofnlt keep in mind when you request a topping, the person that is preparing it for you will generally put on two tablespoons per request so just say one table spoofn whatever you want and you're good to go. not so bad. i'm not so bad. >> you aren't that bad. >> what an endorsement. joy, thank you so much. >> i mean, i'm great. >> we love her.
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we're back now with oscar-nominated actress kate hudson who stars in the moviere redads bar who plays a prostitute when he finds himself in afghanistan. take a look. >> i like your dress. >> i bet. >> sparkling, huh? >> i'm mercy with an "m." >> the can you sing? >> sweet, i can do things that to you are illegal in every civilized. >> don't get all bashful now.
you're the one who shot the movie. kate, good to see you, merci with an "i." >> how does she end up in afghanistan with a hooker? >> where the money was at, i guess, so she just wanted to boat out and move on. called it retiring. >> called it her 401(k) trip. >> and then she's going to be a real estate agent. >> because you play a prostitute some of the dangerous questions with dangerous like how did you prepare to the role and did it come easily to you and things like that? >> we should stay away from that. >> did you like playing her? >> yeah, i enjoyed it, because it was -- it was fun. you know. i -- i think, you know, it allowed me to work with one of my heros, you know, which is bill murray in a way i probably never would have been normally been able to work with him, you know, where we goat sort of have an intimate relationship in a very bizarre circumstance. >> everybody thinks of him as this off-the-charts wacky guy. >> yeah. >> but he also has a very
serious side to him, especially when he's in the middle of shooting something. >> he's a very thoughtful actor. sometimes he's incredibly goofy and out there, and you're just like whoa, where's bill going and sometimes he's, you know, very focused and -- and -- and, you know, i enjoyed watching him. he never makes a bad move as an actor which as an actor watching one of my heros. his choices are just impeccable and we see that and it's that thing where you either have that or you don't, and he's just one of those, you know, actors. >> i think -- i feel like we've known each other for a long time. >> for a long time. >> and yet i read a little bit but and learned things about you each time i do that. we have something in common. each have a love of halloween. >> i love halloween. >> your brother oliver says you guys throw epic halloween parties. >> we throw great parties. >> and you pay for them. >> i saw that. that's true. he convinces me -- i'm one like
if i want to do it this year and oliver is like you're doing it, you're doing it, you're doing it. >> and you go all out with costumes. >> we go all out, theme it out and then me and my girlfriends all dress up the same. >> you show me yours and i'll show you mine. >> we've got pictures. >> narrate for me. what are we seeing here. >> which one are you? >> that's -- we were wildlings so we did a "game of thrones" theme and we all dressed up to say we with wildlings. >> for-minute year was 2000, j. lo. >> yes. >> okay. >> that's your next one. take your next best shot. >> the that was -- i was a chicken. i was a breastfeeding chicken. >> really. >> yes. >> they were -- you know, it was a very interesting night. they were just all over the place. >> they were. >> i would sneak away and pump. it was awesome. >> is that you? >> who does this for you?
>> the "saturday night live" people. we have help. it's not fair. >> this is not fair at all. >> i know, the other thick that i'm reading about you, are you aware about crazy interested people are in your personal life? >> oh, yeah, i am. >> how do you deal with that? >> i just sort of -- i block it out. i just block it out and keep moving forward on my priorities, my kids, my career and let all of the noise kind of -- >> right now personally is it fair to that you're out to have a good time, nice time, not real interested in a big realationship? >> i'm in one of the best places in my life i think i've been in, and so i'm enjoying my independence, and -- and enjoying just a very -- it's a very different time for me and i'm -- i feel really good and i've been working more than i ever, have and i've got a lot on my plate and that's -- that's where i'm at. >> favorite date night? >> favorite date night.
>> like what's may favorite thing to do. >> i mean, it depends. i like to have fun, but i also, you know, i like -- i like getting -- i like being cozy so if, you know, if i like someone, i like cozy. >> snuggie pajamas and good conversation and a bottle of wine. >> and some kind of reality tv show. i'll do that. >> i didn't see that coming. >> this movie is funy? it really is. "rock the kasbah." hits theaters on friday. pleasure. happy halloween almost. >> thank you. >> coming up, another big star, joan lunden shares their
"today" on nbc. we're back. it's 8:52 on pink power. at star whose mother died of ovarian cancer and he has a special project and our special correspondent joan lunden has more on this. good morning, joan. >> good morning, savannah. i spent time with patrick dempsey for the demsey challenge where the dempsey family come together for their community and in memory of his mother amanda. >> do not run over patrick and joan. >> the dempsey challenge is a run, walk and cycle fund-raising event to raise money for the patrick dempsey center for cancer hope & healing. >> that's all profit that goes
to the center so that all the services are free so it's remarkable. >> since 2008 the dempsey center provides support, education and wellness services from massage to financial advice to anyone impacted by cancer for free. it was dempsey's mom who inspired his family to start the center. >> it was i think 1997 that your mom, amanda, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. >> the my sister called and said that mom had been diagnosed with cancer. she had ovarian cancer and the tumor was the size of a grapefruit and that she needed to go into surgery immediately. >> dempsey's mother battled her cancer for many years, but she also volunteered at the center. plus, she was kind of like mother hen to everybody who came in here. >> my mother would certainly control it, yes. that was part of her thing, but, yeah, i thought -- i think it meant more to her than she could verbalize, and she wanted to give back, and she was
always had a strong facade, you know, and for her to come back as a volunteer meant a lot to her and it meant a lot to the people in the community that she was here, too. >> all right. >> here we are. >> here we go, everyone. >> she led the survivor walk every year. she was really a symbol of hope in this community, wasn't she? >> she was a tremendous symbol of hope in this community. >> the center is locate in the dempsey's hometown of the lewiston, maine. >> did you act at all in school? >> i did a little bit of community theater and i was in a vaudeville troupe and did some juggling. >> little known fact about patrick dempsey. you left here, did i hear something about a unicycle at one point or something? >> yes, because i wanted to ski. >> and juggling, you juggled. >> i did. >> do you still juggle. >> yes. >> dempsey went on to act, including his mcdreamy role in "grey's anatomy" and compete in professional auto racing, but he always makes time to come back
>> what's it like to come back here and for all these theme see the hometown boy? >> there's a huge embrace from the community, and you just connect to everybody, someone who is in the midst of fighting cancer and then it becomes, wow, this is really special. >> in 2014, dempsey's mother lost her battle with cancer. >> well, your mom would be very, very proud. >> she would say sit up straight and could you shave. >> it's a family affair for dempsey who brings his kids to join in the fund-raising event. >> it's great to celebrate life with the survivors and the journey that they have been through. >> this year there were almost 4,000 participants in the dempsey challenge, raising over $1.1 million. >> if your mom was here now, what would you say to her? >> you know, i think it wouldn't be in words. i think it's just in behavior with my mother. that would be not so much said to her but in the behavior and in the actions of what we're
honor i think. >> patrick likes to emphasize it's the community and the volunteers who make the real difference with this center and for you bridget jones fans, patrick is in the middle of filming the next chapter. all he would divulge is that he plays an american, not surprisingly a love interest and he may do a little juggling in the movie.
it morning on "today's take" we're heading "back to the future" with our very own delorean and an exclusive reunion with the cast. then, we're taking halloween to the next level with some of the most impressive costumes we've ever seen. then, grab your glue guns because it's time for a pumpkin palooza. all that and more coming up next. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with the al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall live from studio 1a in wow. look at that. welcome to "today," it's wednesday morning. remember this date, october 21st, 2015. you see the delorean. the date might ring a bell if you're an aficionado of "back to the future."
we are now at the date. >> yes. >> we're back to the future. >> "back to the future"-2-1. >> that's right. >> 30 years into the future, michael j. fox traveled. >> what was the date that marty mcfly went back to the future in the first one when he sent him back to the future. >> '55. >> when -- in other words, once he was back in 1955, what was the date that he came back. >> back to 1958. >> october 26th, 1985. >> wow. >> goes again in five days and keep this party going. >> naturally our song is "mother of love," huey lewis. >> i love huey lewis. >> that album, so many hits. >> love hi. he was like mtv classic. that's when mtv played videos. >> "i want a new drug," a classic. big prediction made in the original film and its two sequels so how much did "back to the future" get right? let's walk through some of these things. in the film marty mcfly rode on a hover board.
we kind of have a hover board. >> sort of hoverish board. >> but you've got to use a magnetic base. >> that's a problem. >> and then you have the ones that aren't really hover boards that everybody is rolling through airports. >> mono rovers. >> it's getting there. >> it will happen probably in the next five years. >> the movie used video chatting. of course we've had that for year, skype and facetime. good call there and the film featured dog-walking drones. >> there's an idea. >> we've got drones. >> but we need a drone that walks a dog. >> but it's -- it malfunctions. it's not going to end well. >> and how is it going to scoop the poop. >> the cast, look how long it took the film to get green lighted because people didn't see the big picture. drones that walked dogs. >> do they pick up the dog at your house, so many questions. >> does it pick up the poop, that's the bigger question. >> that's what i said. >> in the movie the characters
wore 3-d glasses. >> yeah. >> we've got those all over the place, google glasses. one prediction, i'm sorry to say for you in chicago may not come. in "back to the future"-2-there's a billboard that reads cubs win world series. that was in 2015. they made it all the way to the nlcs, but last night at wrigley in chicago the mets beat the cubs 5-2. they are up 3-0 in that series. mets now just one win away from moving on to the world series and eliminating the cubs. >> it could happen. >> it has happened. >> it could happen. >> remember the red sox, right? >> sure. >> it could happen. >> 2004 i think. >> if they don't win it this year, does it ever matter anymore. we immediate it to be in the "back to the future" year. this is the only thing that could have erased the curse. >> not to get too deep in the espn weeds, but this cubs team is not a fluke. they are really young, they have got pitchers. they will be good for a while. >> but there's only one "back to the future" year and that would have just been perfect. >> we still don't have the flying cars. >> no flying cars.
>> we don't have mr. fusion on the back of our cars. >> we have the self-driving car. >> that's true. >> we don't have the self-lacing shoes, remember that? i guess velcro. >> velcro counts. when you're 5 years old velcro counts. >> my kids can't wait for the self-lacing shoes because how many times do they come undone. >> did you see matt's first part of the interview with christopher lloyd and michael j. fox. he's got more and like i told you my kids loved -- we went to "back to the future" at radio city with the 85-piece orchestra and david newman conducting, loved it and the whole series, film concert series and do it with a bunch of different movies and a different way to watch the movie. >> heard you playing that this morning, the orchestra version. >> phenomenal. >> matt will be here to talk about his interview and give us more with them. >> full costumes though that you want to talk about. >> impressive. this time of year you've got to start thinking about -- we already know what we're doing for halloween. it's game time. >> can't tell anyone. >> but we found some that are
online that are pretty darn impressive. first, it's a cinderella that transforms from ration to a gown. >> okay. >> created from comic-con in february, and wow, won the judge's prizes. watch this. >> she's just twirling. >> boom and cinderella, just like that, no mice involved. >> to keep doing that all night on halloween because once you reveal you run into a new group of people. >> can it turn back, that's the question? like if you swin in the opposite direction. >> that is nice. i like that. >> and, of course, cinderella having the pumpkin spice because carriage. >> you and the pumpkin spice. >> this next up, you can't see the kid inside the costume. it's 12-year-old tyler dressed as a sky ball machine. look at that. there's his feet. >> where do his eyes go. >> the problem, is unfortunately people knocked him out because they were rolling balls into him
but that's impressive. >> his dad made that. >> that's impressive. >> that's super dad. >> not one you walk around the neighborhood trick-or-treating. >> throw the candy into the hole. >> that is efficient. >> that would be pretty cool. >> that's efficient. >> and then there's willie's most impressive costume. >> i have to shoutout that's me in 1982 at height of "star wars" mania. my mother hand made a chewbacca, not the mask, but sewed that costume and turned me into chewbacca, my favorite costume. >> she made the costume. >> it was a full suit of hair, not whatever it was. >> something. >> she sewed it by herself and bought the cheap little mask and i was chewbacca. >> let's hear your chewbacca. is that chewbacca or -- >> that sounded like a character "the simpsons." >> clearly i don't have a chewbacca. >> sounds like barney from "the simpsons." >> now -- >> i was 5. >> i didn't have a register.
video, the most impressive halloween costume you've seen or worn and use #"today's take." >> speaking costumes to candy halloween. this may be something you may get. i feel like you cannot mess with perfection which is the hershey kiss. that's the world's most perfect cannedy in my point of view except if you're going to supersize it, make it bigger, the new hershey's kisses delux double the size of the original. >> what's that voice? >> i don't know. >> it's just me getting ready for a bite of candy. >> wow. seems seduced by the cannedy. >> however, however -- >> what's inside? >> happiness. >> i'm a little disappointeded. >> why. >> because there's a mix of hazelnut in the center. >> oh, you lost me. >> the i want a plain one. >> i don't like hazelnut. >> it's a whole hazelnut. >> the that should come with a warning, like -- >> like it's delicious. >> that could be the warning. >> hershey's, i'm pleading with you.
>> it's very good. kiss. >> i saw at this place, a chain i guess, it's sugar, i saw my ultimate, it's a two-pound >> oh, my gosh. here. it's literally like a pie. >> they will send it to us. >> slice it. >> you can buy this thing. >> that is a fun size. finally -- >> a place -- >> finally someone came up -- when you have to open up ten to equal one bar, that's not fun. >> you don't like the fun size. it's a waste of time. >> it's the annoying size. the fun size. >> it's a nice little pop of sugar. >> but don't call it fun. it's not fun. >> remember the houses that gave out the full size. >> that's right. >> and they were the hero of the neighborhood. >> people don't do that anymore. >> we do. >> i give the whole sizes. i give the whole thing and i give like all chocolate that makes parent just mad at me. i'm not giving an apple.
>> i give godiva. >> i'm going to roll it down the street and watch kids run after it like a big tire. >> go get it, kids. >> we have to get that in. oh, we do have to get in something else. pink or swim. >> oh, yes. >> still here and still raising money and willie is still going mm-hmm but, yeah, you guys have been donating to us. is the deal. we have to get this money in or we all won't be dunked. that's -- that's the -- that's the deal. we're donating the money, as you know, to avon. >> that's happening next week, right? >> if we get the money. >> next week already. >> we need it by next week. >> and you can also see your favorite hometown meteorologist report the weather with me, which would be great, and there's a chance for somebody to win a chance to come here to new york to actually hit the button. >> that's what i think is a big sell here. yes, we want your local meteorologist to come and we love them all. bring them all, it would be
here and you get to run up like natalie did it last year and without us knowing just smack it, and we go under. >> yeah. >> maybe not come back up. >> i'll do it twice. >> and you know what. if you donate, we'll have piranha in there just to make it interesting. >> no, we will not, al. >> literal shark tank. let's see how good we are. how fast can we get out of tank. >> on your own that one, my friend. >> going to roll the reese's to watch the children and put us in a tank with a pran whavrnlgts did you do yesterday on your day off? >> there are some things that won't meant to be done. >> you want to put piranha in there. just us. cincinnati, new york, st. louis in the lead right now, so come on. vote early. vote often. we're talking cities now, i didn't realize that. >> who is in the lead? >> cincinnati, new york, st. louis. >> yeah. >> oh, that's an interesting combo. >> there you go. by the way, my son told me this
morning that chris cimino has a haircut so as he continues to track his favorite television meteorologist >> at least he still gets a haircut. >> what was that? road kill. >> roker road kill. >> they only hurt the ones they love. anyway, you can see we've got heavy rain in the southwest, and we've got a risk of strong storms again this afternoon. isolated tornadoes from new mexico into west texas and the ironic thing is they have drought. 47% of texas in moderate drought. guess what. that will be changing. we've got this upper level low and trough of low pressure and a lot of moisture coming in so severe storm risk for new mexico and tecumseh. flood risks, snow in colorado above 10,000 feet. next 24 hours we could be looking at 4 to 5 inches of rain, and then as we move into the end of the week, thursday look for upwards of 4 to 5 more
inches, and as we get into the weekend we could see another 4 to 5 inches from corpus christi into oklahoma so flooding is going to -- flash flooding could be a real risk throughout central -- south central plains this weekend. that's w >> and that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much. coming up, we're firing up the flux capacitor for a trip back to 1985. matt joins us with his sit-down exclusive reunion with the cast of "back to the future." it's right after this..
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wait a minute, doc. are you telling me that you built a time machine out of a delorean? >> the way i see it, if you're going to build a time machine into a car why not do it with some style. >> when you guys first read the script with time traveling deloreans and flux capacitor, what did you think? >> i -- >> it was a great script. i mean, i -- i always had a strange sense of humor so the idea that i got to play a character that was madly in love -- madly in heat for her own son -- >> i'm glad you switched that. >> i just thought it was like a crazy story, and it was a perfect script. i mean, the chance to play these kind of crazy characters was amazing. >> michael, what did you do to get in the mood so to speak before you shot the car scenes with mom, where you're supposed to be doing make-out sessions with mom? >> it was that thing working with lea and we did the scene in
the bedroom where -- where i wake up and i -- and i don't have my pants on. >> the purple underwear. >> the purple underwear scene and lea was so great and it was a weird thing and it was that's my mom and, b, she's just weird and it was so much fun. >> it was all awkward and funny and innocent. >> the car became almost another character in the movie and isn't it true that in one of the early versions of the script it was going to be a time traveling refrigerator. >> that's right. >> ice box. >> yeah. >> sometimes on the street in new york you can come upon scripts, they sell them and sell like the original original one, and i -- i had never seen it before, but i've thumbed through it and there was some crazy stuff. >> how much of the skateboarding did dwrou? >> i did quite a bit.
movie and there was a skateboarding, guitar-playing girl-chasing guy i said, okay, i have this one locked up and they had a guy who could do the crazy jumps and all that stuff. >> the chase scene stuff. >> but skateboarding down the road that was me. >> where does it rank, the trilogy and in particular that first one, the first experience with "back to the future," where does it rank in when you look back at your careers and the things that have pleased you and made you smile? >> kind of monumental, i mean, the whole experience. i mean, here we are 30 years later. it doesn't seem to have lost any momentum, and, i mean, it's amazing. >> michael? >> the big -- i mean, "family ties" and "back to the future" were two like amazing things to have happened in one lifetime, and marty mcfly and alex keaton are -- the chance to play both of those characters is a
privilege that i'll never -- i can't be grateful enough for. >> i just am so proud and happy to be known for a great movie and a great part. i mean, i think it's like -- and the fact that people are still so touched by it. >> did you know it right off the bat, when it was done, when you say it completed, did you know that we would be talking about it all these years later? >> i had no idea. couldn't even think about it. >> that was pretty great. >> and didn't see the movie until it was out and a big hit was trying down sunset boulevard and went past the theater where the block and people were hollering and it was amazing. my life just change the. talking about it. michael j. fox, christopher lloyd and lea thompson and the fourth character, the delorean. >> all right, matt, excellent thank you. coming up next, the rumor mill is churning.
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at sergeant terry jeffers on "brooklyn 99" and you're one of our favorite people in the world. >> like family, family. >> you are always happy, energetic and natalie was saying your character on "brooklyn 99" is adorable and loving, a gentle giant like you. how do you keep this boundless energy? >> it starts with being thankful. one thing i know is where i could be, right, you know what i mean. when you have friends in jail and who are no locker here you turn around and go, man, i have to look at what is good happening in my life and discover that's where your energy comes from, when you're thankful but as soon as -- you can complain about stuff and your energy is gone and i always find one thing to be thankful for and "brooklyn 99" is one of them, one of the best shows i've ever been involved with. >> and your character is that outwardly tough guy, but would i think you tap into your inner dad. i mean, you've got five kids. >> yes, yes. >> and this man is such a family man and such a big part of your character. >> well, you know, i've never had a show where they actually
created the character to be me. the character's name is terry. >> yeah. >> they basically made him me and in every way i am that sensitive. i cry at movies, i -- it's funny because i have four daughters, and you have to get in touch with your soft side. >> yes. >> you have to to have a family like that, and i do the same thing on the show. it just plays together. >> it's cleaned up the emmys. you guys have done so well, the ratings are great. what's the secret to the success of that show? why was it done so well? >> it's sandy sanberg. sandy was on "snl" and for a long time he was the future of comedy and now he's here and he's kind arrived. he's taken his place. it could easily have been the andy sanberg show but it wasn't. he gave out jokes to everyone and makes sure that everyone has their own life. we love him, love him for that because it makes it a brilliant ensemble comedy as opposed to a runner. >> you've got another project
coming up "the ridiculous six" coming up on netflix. >> netflix's first big moveiemovie, it's a western. i got to the ride horses. growing up in new york you better not get on a horse it's going to kill you and i had a fear and when i got on one i couldn't believe it. this is the most majestic thing. the only thing i could compare it to is being on a cruise ship at sea. >> really? >> because there's like all this power and its grace and beautiful. i'm getting a horse. i'm gonna buy a horse. >> you know what? >> we love. >> you maybe we'll help you shop for one. >> how about we bring you -- >> oh. >> we saw a man and a horse. >> you got a horse for me. >> oh, my gosh. >> you've got the horse right here. his name is paul revere. >> his name is paul revere. >> number in love with horses. >> hi. >> that's your size, too, terry. >> how you doing? >> giant horse. >> oh, look at this.
this is beautiful! >> you know -- >> he's not for sale, right? >> no. >> let me tell you something. this is why they do good crowd control because when this thing moves you're out of way. oh, can i feed him. look at that. all right. i'm sorry. don't get my finger, man. i got big fingers, he'll think it's a carrot. >> want to get up on the saddle. >> i would love to. >> can the suit hold on. >> yeah! >> there we go. >> nice. i'm ready. >> look at this. >> terry, you are in control. as you said, it's like a cruise ship. >> it's beautiful. >> we're going to part seas and let you have your way. thank you, terry. we're back in a moment. thanks to kensington staples in brooklyn of all places. thanks, buddy. we'll be right back. this is "today" on nbc.
hey. >> terry, you going to ride that into times square. take it out. >> i'm gone, i'm gone. >> does he have reverse? >> you got to back him up with the reins. >> go ahead. >> i'm trying. i'm scared. >> hi, honey. >> hold your fingers. >> think of it as a carrot-eating mercedes-benz. >> now you've got me. >> his chomp is amazing. >> wow, wow. >> terry, we loved having you here. congrats on all your success. >> thank you, hoda and kathie
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