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good morning. free for all. the republican presidential debate gets heated in a hurry. candidates taking repeated shots at the moderators and the media. >> the questions that have been asked so far in this debate illustrate why the american people don't trust the media. >> taking shots at each other. >> someone has convinced you that attacking me will help you. >> marco rubio taking on his one-time mentor. marco rubio joins us. the out of control journey of the run away army balloon. >> chase it down. >> this riveted the nation for hours and left a path of power outages in its wake. the military sent fighter jets to track it. $1 million blimp and a monumental blunder. the prince of washington.
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>> prince harry. >> harry delights the crowds and the president during a quick trip to the u.s. what he revealed about the moment he says changed the direction of his life. today, thursday, october 29th, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. usually, you and i track through the debates. we couldn't keep up. >> my thumbs aren't fast enough. there were different moments. fiery, intense, heated. pick any of the words to describe the republican's third debate. while the candidates have issues with each other, they shared a collective target. last night, it was the media. we'll break it down and talk to the man who many people think won the night, marco rubio. highlights. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning.
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among the night's winners, two ambitious senators, marco rubio and ted cruz, chris christie, all setting themselves up to rise. jeb bush gave a poor performance after what was a chaotic and contentious night. call it the rumble in the rockies. donald trump and ben carson faded to the background. the biggest clash, between marco rubio and his one-time mentor, jeb bush. after rubio was pressed about missing dozen of senate votes and bush called him to resign. >> when you signed up for this, this was a six-year term. you should be showing up to work. literally, the senate, what is it, a french work week, you get three days you have to show up? >> rubio turning in what many consider the best night of his campaign, blasted that as a convenient criticism. >> the only reason you're doing it now is because we're running for the same position, and someone convinced you that attacking me will help you. here's the bottom line --
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>> reporter: john kasich didn't mince words, tearing into trump and carson. arguing both men are unkwaulqualified to be president. >> folks, we have to wake up. we cannot elect somebody that doesn't know how to do the job. >> he was such a nice guy and said, i'm never going to attack. then his poll numbers tanked. that's why he's on the end. he got nasty. you know what? you can have him. >> reporter: the candidates cheered on by the colorado crowd were united in their contempt for the moderators and the media. >> the questions that have been asked so far in this debate illustrate why the american people don't trust the media. >> nasty question. >> propaganda. >> all the mainstream media. >> reporter: the chairman spoke after the debate. >> it was one gotcha question, one personal low blow after the other. >> executives at cnbc, nbc's sister network, shot back. people who want to be president
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of the united states should be about to answer tough questions. on stage, chris christie showcased his tough personality. >> we have people out of work, isis and al qaeda attacking us, and we're talking about fantasy football. >> reporter: carly fiorina acknowledging a weakness. >> after the last debate, i was told i didn't smile enough. >> reporter: all night, bush struggled to seize the spotlight. >> you find a democrat that's for cutting spending $10, i'll give them a warm kiss. >> reporter: how bad was the night for bush? the nomination isn't going to be decided after the course of one debate in october, but a republican operative tells me this morning that his campaign is now on life is now on life support. his one job last night was to show he could own the stage. savannah, in his operative's words, he didn't. >> peter alexander, thank you so much. senator marco rubio is with us now.
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senator rubio, good morning to you. >> good morning. good morning. >> you were up late. you have an early morning to join us. has that blow softened at all by the fact that most viewers thought you had the breakout performance of the night. is that how you feel about it? >> we feel good about it, and it's just a debate. we've already done two others and felt good about those, as well. there's more to come. we have another one in 13 days. for us, every time i get a chance to do the debates, it's an opportunity to hopefully talk to the american people about the future of our country and what i would do if they gave me the chance to be president. i felt good about that chance last night. of course, we're looking forward to the next one as well. >> everybody is talking about the moment between you and governor jeb bush, your former mentor and friend. there were a lot of comparisons to the young jedi taking on obi wan kenobi. there was another analogy, when your kid whips your behind in a
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one-on-one for the first time. because you do have this personal relationship with governor bush, what was it like taking him on in that moment so directly and so personally? >> you know, i s4ill have tremendous admiration for him both as a person and what he did as governor of florida. i'm not going to talk bad about governor bush. my campaign isn't about him. i'm not running against him on anyone else. i'm running for president. what i'll continue to do, and what i hope more candidates will do, is we'll talk about who we are and let the voters decide. if there are policy differences between them, we should engage on those policy differences. that's how i'm going to run my campaign. of course, everyone can run theirs. i won't change how i run my campaign based on what other people decide to do. it won't change my views about him. >> that said your communications director last night told reporters your phone is already buzzing from bush donors, ready
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train. is that true? >> we're trying to get new supporters. it cost money. if the media stops charging for advertising, we'll stop raising the money. it's expensive to communicate with the american voters and to get the message out. >> i know you've heard this in recent times. once and for all, answer the "sentinel's" question. should you resign? would you resign? why not leave your senate seat and just remove this issue from your opponents, remove it from the discourse? >> well, for me, it's an incredible honor to serve in the united states senate. i enjoy very much to serve the people of florida. for example, we serve real people every day. the veteran who has to fight for his disability benefits and prove he's disabled even though he's missing both legs, or the elderly couple who's convicted of tax fraud. we're going to continue to do it. >> senator rubio up early with
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us this morning. appreciate your time. >> thank you. >> let's bring in chuck todd, nbc's political commentator and moderator of "meet the press" and nicolle wallace, former communications director for president george w. bush. let's start with a quick, one second, who won? >> ted cruz. >> okay. timing seemed to be the biggest player in the room last night. timing that donald trump lost his national lead. he was subdued. timing that ben carson took the national lead. he didn't want to mess up. and timing that jeb bush seems to realize his chances are slipping away. >> yeah, jeb bush didn't have the night his campaign acknowledged he needed to have. afterwards, jeb bush said, i'm not a performer. unfortunately for him and all the people who admire the way he governs, you have to become a performer to win the job. >> it was not a good night for jeb bush, and now people are saying how much longer will he stay in the race.
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his people are constantly saying, we're in it through the early states. we have the money, the organization. but is there kind of, for lack of a better term, a death watch? >> can i tell you last night in boulder, it felt like a wake. other campaign operatives were not gloating about this. they were like, oh, my god, is jeb not going to actually make it to the starting line? that was the air in there. look. he's got that $100 million in the super pac. he has the safety net. the first president bush getting whipped in the primaries didn't get out until may. there is no way -- >> the second bush was whipped by mccain, he didn't get out. >> that said, they're going have to throw something to the wolves. he's going to have to do something publicly, do something with the campaign to shake it up. nicolle, the people on the side of the stage there, did
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anybody do or say anything, anyone like kasich, chris christie, or fiorina, that will move their numbers? >> chris christie has strung together a magical moment in the debates but it's not showing in the polls. i thought trump was subdued, but he had the town hall demeanor. he seemed to be holding back and only engaging where he had to. i say cruz was the winner. cruz was the winner because of his indictment of the moderators. republicans are desperate for someone who stands up against what they feel is a rigged system. >> and that's sort of the elephant in the room we haven't talked about. the media was the opponent not on the stage right with them but, clearly, a big part of this debate. fairly or unfairly, this is a winning strategy for candidates. >> well, it is. cruz captured the moment better than anybody. look. in many ways this was a premeditated attack. there had been some leaked ideas that, you know, beforehand, they were going to go after the moderators and say, hey, the democrats didn't get questions like this. and they determined this before
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boy, cruz captured the moment. he was magnanimous. he actually came across as the guy that supposedly everybody secretly doesn't life, but he was the guy that defended everybody on the stage. maybe an important moment for him, if he does what he's trying to do, which is vacuum up trump and carson's support if, not when in my book, but if they falter. >> chuck todd, nicolle wallace, guys, thank you very much. by the way, jeb bush will be chuck's guest this sunday morning on "meet the press." >> thanks, guys. >> the other political intrigue in washington. the paul ryan era is under way on capitol hill. the congressman was nominated to the next speaker of the house, and they're making it initial with a full house vote this morning. ryan said the republican party lost its vision and he intends to begin a new day on the house of representatives. let's turn to the drama in the sky that's captivating the country. an unmanned military balloon breaking free and drifting 115 miles from maryland to pennsylvania. fighter jets had to be
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the balloon's long tether caused a lot of destruction on the ground. tom costello is in muncie, pennsylvania, where the balloon came down. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. power has been restored to people in pa, and a military team cornered off this area. it's behind this tree line, described as having a lot of holes in it. it was impossible to control and very difficult to catch. >> reporter: it's a top secret project with a price tag of $2.5 billion. this morning lying in a field in central p.a. a hovering high-tech surveillance system that's supposed to watch the skies along the eastern seaboard. >> this is a military system that's supposed to detect cruise missiles, low-lying cruise
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and drones. >> reporter: on wednesday, the unthinkable. this military balloon broke free in rain and high wind at a military base in aberdeen, maryland, and floated out of control to pennsylvania. in the east coast skies, air traffic controllers routed passenger planes around the balloon while no nor norad scrambled 5-16s to intercept it. >> they're working very, very -- as fast as they can. >> reporter: for four hours, cable news and social media followed its soaring to 16,000 feet, then skipping across the pennsylvania countryside. the size of two football fields, the balloon dragged a heavy mile-long cable, hitting utility lines, knocking out power to nearly 28,000 people. >> here we are, no power, after the blimp knocked out the power in bloomsburg. >> reporter: finally the helium escaped and the balloon fell to the ground amid amish country. there's been correspondence -- controversy about the project. meanwhile, they're hoping to pull it out of the woods
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sometime today, and it will be a military operation to do that. meanwhile, the people here in central p.a. who had property damage were told they can file a claim with the army. back to you. >> tom costello covering what was a bizarre story. tom, thank you. it's sentencing day for a former student at a prestigious new hampshire prep school convicted of sexually assaulting a younger classmate. he's asking for probation instead of prison. stephanie gosk is at the courthouse in concord this morning. stephanie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. from the rainy concord, new hampshire, this case gained national attention because of where owen labrie, the accuser, went to school. one of the most elite boarding schools in the country. today, labrie's attorney will ask for probation, arguing his client has already been punished
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just hours from now, owen labrie will learn whether he's going to jail. >> guilty or not guilty? >> guilty. >> reporter: labrie was convicted of sexual assault misdemeanors and of endangering the welfare of a child. the accuser, a 15-year-old classmate, alleged the sex was not consensual. we're concealing her identity. >> i was raped. i was violated in so many ways. >> reporter: the trial shined a light on the elite st. paul's prep school and revealed the writ eun known as the senior salute where seniors asked out freshmen sometimes for sex. labrie denied the charges. >> it wouldn't have been a good move to have sex with this girl. >> reporter: now, the 20-year-old faces up to 11 years behind bars and would have to register as a sex offender. on wednesday labrie's lawyers
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asking for leniency. the harsh truth is that owen will be penalized every single day from here on out from what he did as a high school student. friends writing he's a model gentleman, stunningly brilliant, a role model. from his father, it would do no good to incarcerate owen. his mother pleading, owen has already been hurt far beyond what anyone might ever know. but a spokeswoman for the victim's family says the victim was harmed too. >> this was sexual violence, and it was an egregious case. i'm hoping the sentence reflects what we all heard in trial. >> reporter: the accuser and her family will be in court today giving statements. it's not the end of the case. labrie's attorneys are arguing the charge. a 10-year-old boy has been seriously injured in an apparent shark attack in hawaii. natalie has that story. good morning. >> good morning, guys.
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this marks the seventh attack in hawaii this year, and the third on the island of oahu in the last three weeks. this morning a 10-year-old boy is recovering from wounds he suffered after an apparent shark attack off the coast of hawaii wednesday. police say the child was bitten on the thigh while body boarding 30 feet from the shore on the island of oahu. >> when i looked up, i saw the lifeguards pulling the young boy to the quad and took him under the trees and did their thing. >> he had three gashes on his leg. his thigh was open. >> reporter: this is the seventh shark attack in hawaii this year, the third on oahu this month. on october 17th, a 44-year-old man was seriously injured after a shark attack off of the beach. >> heard him, turned and went. my dad got him, and i understood that and went to get his friends. it was just go, go, go. my dad just kept him talking to keep his mind off the giant holes in his legs. >> reporter: a week earlier, a
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leg and some of his fingers in an attack off of oahu's north shore. it comes amid a series of recent shark attacks off the mainland waters this year, from california to north carolina. due to the unusually high spike in incidents, experts in hawaii this morning are warning swimmers to stay out of dirty water. don't go into the ocean at dusk or dawn. never go out alone. >> ocean safety officials have posted temporary shark warning signs and they're strongly recommending that people stay out of the water there in oahu today. >> don't have to convince me. >> get me out of the water. >> thank you. >> mr. roker, what's cooking? >> we've had wild weather overnight, and we have more coming. let's show you, first of all, in minnesota, the snow is out. they've broken out the snowplows, getting things going. had a couple inches on the ground, so they're watching that. now we go to wisconsin and you see more snow falling there overnight. the winds were whipping, and
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they picked up about three inches of snow there, as well. here in the northeast, we had big storms move through, and that caused a lot of problems. take a look. this is connecticut. power outages, flooding in front of homes and businesses. a real mess. in fact, about 10,000 people without power this morning in parts of connecticut. now, we're also looking at some more flooding and heavy rains out west as low pressure develops. jet stream is to its south. we look at more heavy showers and thunderstorms, firing up where they don't need them, throughout parts of texas, louisiana, and on into oklahoma. in the southwest for today, we're looking at heavy rain. could be severe storms later on tonight. then we move to tomorrow. look at the heavy rain developing. 1 to 2 inches per hour. locally 4 to 5 inches more rain. and as we get to saturday, it moves into the central gulf coast. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. and off you go,
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direction of his life. the utility worker knocks on your door, would you let them in? on a new rossen report, how criminals are preying on unsuspected homeowners. jeff goes undercover to see if people would open their doors to him, no questions asked.
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7:30 now on a thursday morning, october 29th, 2015. 24 hours from now, that plaza will be filled with ghouls and goblins with our nearly halloween bash, one of our favorite mornings of the year. we get dressed up. here are some of the hits. wow. can't unsee that. last year's theme was "saturday night live." what are we going to do this year? you have to find out. >> what kind of woman will matt be this year? we'll find out. we'll have a clue coming up. tune in tomorrow for the big reveal. if you're in the area, put on your best costume and join us so you can take part in the celebration. at home, send us your greetings with #halloween today.
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let's get a check of the headlines. the third republican debate was filled with fireworks. candidates taking aim at each other and the media. marco rubio pushing hard against fellow floridian jeb bush, who went after rubio for missing votes on capitol hill. major story out of china. the ruling communist party decided to end that country's controversial one-child policy. they'll allow couples to have two children. that one-child policy was put in place in the '80s to control population growth. the kansas city royals are two wins away from a world series title. they topped the mets again last night, 7-1. game three is set for friday at citi field in new york. we'll begin with prince harry's visit to the u.s. to promote his work with wounded service members. he met with president obama. good morning. >> i was with harry last night
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stunning day, in which prince harry said he was moved to tears from a tribute by the first lady. she called him a real guy who cared about veterans. she couldn't help point out what every female in the room was speaking. something like this, that's prince harry. >> ladies, prince harry is here. don't act like you don't notice. come on. come on. >> reporter: they noticed. >> prince harry! >> reporter: prince harry bringing his passion across the pond. >> to him, our wounded warriors aren't just a distant cause. to him, they're brothers and sisters in arms. >> reporter: joined by first lady michelle obama and dr. jill biden -- >> welcome his royal highness, prince harry. >> reporter: the 31-year-old who retired from the british army in june opened up about his time in the forces during his visit to wounded members. >> my two deployments in afghanistan changed the
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direction of my life. >> reporter: saying he first felt a need to help while sharing a flight home with injured servicemen and women during his first deployment. >> from that moment, i knew i had the responsibility to help all veterans who had made huge personal sacrifices for their countries, to lead healthy and dignified lives after service. >> reporter: harry created the games for wounded warriors. first held last year in london. next may, it'll be in orlando, florida. word of advise to the states? >> you better bring it, usa. >> reporter: the prince learned early about the importance of service and humility from his mother, diana. now, fifth in line to the british throne, seen ditching his motorcade to walk into the oval office to meet with president obama wednesday. >> i've had opportunities to spend a lot of time with so many of his family members, but this is the first time that we had a chance to talk directly.
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we are back at 7:41 this morning. on rossen report, thieves tricking their way inside your home. >> jeff rossen is here to show you how they do it and what you should do about it. jeff, good morning. >> hey, guys. good morning. we have all been there, right? someone knocks on your door, and you open it without thinking twice. what if that person was dressed as a utility worker, telling you there's a gas leak in the neighborhood or another emergency, and they need to come in and check it out? would you let them in? crooks are posing as workers to steal from you, even attack you, inside your own home. they'll playing on your trust. how trusting are you? i'm going undercover. would you let me in? >> reporter: i'm hitting houses in the suburbs. showing up with news. >> hi. how are you?
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from the gas company. >> reporter: there's than emergency. >> can i come in? >> yeah. >> reporter: once inside, i could do anything, and the damage is here. violent attackers dressing up like utility workers coast to coast. you invite them in, and they pounce. in new york, this man wearing a phony uniform distracts the homeowner while his accomplice sneaks in, stealing money and jewelry in minutes. in colorado, a rash of recent attacks. one fake utility worker even robbing this woman blind. >> i thought he was honest, and i let him in. >> reporter: a bogus water worker targeted this family. >> who would do this to elderly people? >> reporter: it's easy for criminals to do it. watch this. i go online and buy a utility worker outfit for under $100. >> hidden cameras on. >> reporter: now for the real test. would you fall for it? my team wires me up, and i slip into the uniform.
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>> reporter: they drop me on this suburban street. i look legit. clipboard, walkie-talkie. the police watching it all from this suv parked across the street. i walk up to the first house. hi. how are you? from the gas company. we're checking people's homes to make sure there's no gas in the water. >> okay. >> can we come in? >> how do i know you're from the gas company? >> reporter: right away, this man is suspicious. >> you should give me identification or something? >> you don't believe me? >> no. why should i? >> reporter: he won't let me? >> that's what we'd want a resident to do. >> reporter: things are about to take a turn at the next house. >> hi, ma'am. had a gas leak down the street. have you noticed a smell of gas? >> no. >> you haven't? you water? can i check it? >> come in, sure. >> reporter: she invited me right in, no questions asked. >> i want to check all the faucets.
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>> she let him right in, unfortunately. >> reporter: before going inside, i come clean. i'm jeff rossen from nbc news. >> i know. i shouldn't have let you? >> you shouldn't? >> no. >> we're in your home. >> you look official with the hard hat and the outfit. where i live, i feel safe, so i'm maybe too trusting. >> reporter: in fact, at house after house -- >> come on? >> certainly. >> reporter: -- they invite me in within seconds. >> from the gas company. >> what happens at this home is stunning. >> gas leak down the street. we're checking people's homes. it was next to a water main. >> sure. >> the homeowner is in another room, inviting me in without seeing me. when she comes to the door -- >> can i check everything? >> go ahead. >>sists i come? >> my brother works for public service. >> my name is jeff rossen from nbc news, the "today" show. >> oh.
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>> she realizes how dangerous this could have been. >> you actually could have come in and do whatever you wanted to do. >> that's what the criminals are doing. >> yes. >> reporter: on this block in new jersey, a wakeup call, courtesy of this fake. >> it's a good message and lesson to learn. >> thank god you're a good guy and the officers were watching. >> i appreciate it. see you later. >> your rare, friendly fake. police were shocked at the number of people that let us in. in fact, after seeing our results, the police department in new jersey now issuing an official warning to everyone in their town to watch out for this crime. the things you can do and the take away and advice here, always ask for a real id from every utility worker. they should have one. >> like that one man. >> he did the right thing. if they're not real, call the police. >> would you open the door? if you were a bad guy, you'd push? >> look through the eyeglass and talk through the door. >> at least they're warning them and your face son theis on the poster
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they're using to warn now. >> yeah. >> you have your halloween costume picked out. george and amal clooney adding a new member to their family. we'll have that on pop start. carson gives you a clue as what we're going as for halloween this year. thank you so much. did you say honey? hey, try some? mmm that is tasty. is it real? of course... are you? nope animated you know i'm always looking for real honey for honey nut cheerios well you've come to the right place. great, mind if i have another taste? not at all mmm you're all right bud? never better i don't know if he likes that. yeah part of the complete breakfast you know the rules. eggs and sausage. hotcakes and butter. morning fare right? well mcdonald's has thrown away those rules and opened a new world of possibilities. now, you're free to start enjoying the breakfast
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people think californians live in our own reality. with our heads in the clouds. like a bunch of space cadets. huh? what? i've drawn a blank. what's my line? [director]: reset! maybe we do live in a fantasy... our own little bubble. just hangin' out! as if we're not completely down to earth. but just a bunch of dreamers? no way! we're just like everyone else. you know, average joes. start dreaming big at carson is in the orange room. >> getting us ready for tomorrow's halloween party. >> oh, yeah.
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the anticipation is building for our kascostume reveals. everybody excited? >> yeah. >> it is throwback thursday. we'll look at hits from years past. feel free to chime in. back to '97. barney and fred. j.lo and p diddy. >> only one matt as a woman. >> that's right. those were the pre-gender bending years. >> hadn't made the commitment yet. >> savannah, prince charles. >> speaking of gender bending. >> natalie as eddie munster. >> too perfect. >> love that. >> that's my favorite. >> that was a good one. >> here we all are, tv stars a couple years the test brice garnett test. . brice garnett. brice garnett year, . in brice garnett. .'ll get. this is al roker. >> there you go.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, homework head ache. the right answer to the third grade math problem might not be what you think. how the question went viral and reignited the debate about common core standards in schools across the country. in tune. a surprising study revealing the best way to make new friends quickly. and sandra in the city. we'll talk to one of the biggest stars around. oscar winner sandra bullock, about bringing her own brand of crisis to her movie. >> i thought you retired. >> what happened to your hair? >> you have a great sense of humor. >> today, thursday, october 29th, 2015.
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>> let's go mets! >> we're from kentucky. >> married for 40 years. >> skipping work to celebrate my birthday on "today." >> wild! >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to "today." it is the day before the day before halloween. or the day before our halloween celebration. we already have people dressed up on the plaza. they're getting ready. we can't wait. >> we do look forward to this every year. gets nerve racking toward the end, but once it all starts to unfold, we love it. >> you worry about if your high heels will be comfortable. >> exactly. does my butt look big, that whole thing. throwback thursday song, and a good one. >> moby, remember this, the
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'90s, coffee shop. feeling the '90s today. i loved this record. >> things are about to get scary around here. it's almost no shave november time. once again, the men of "today" will put down the razors to raise awareness about men's health issues. we want you to grow with us. >> that's right, al. all month long, #no-shave today to share your pictures and tell us who you're growing your beard for. at the end of the month, we'll have a shave off on the plaza. for more information and to rsvp, go to >> it is a great cause. when you see us in the beards, think about the issues that men deal with, in terms of health on >> absolutely. >> we encourage you to grow a beard. >> i was going to not shave my legs. otherwise known as winter. >> oh. >> it's terrible. let's go inside to natalie for a check of the top stories. >> good morning. once again, the republicans
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running for president picked up the pace, sharpened their attacks in debate three. the media also took some hits. nbc national correspondent peter alexander has the highlights for us. good morning. >> good morning to you. a lot of sharp elbows last night. a breakout moment for two senator senators, marco rubio and ted cruz. overshadowing the front runners donald trump and ben carson. it was a bad night for jeb bush. >> reporter: the battle in boulder proved not to be between front runners trump and carson, but between mentor and mentee. jeb bush calling on marco rubio to resign for his poor record. >> this was a six-year term and you should be showing up to work. >> rubio dismiss td attack. >> the only reason you're doing it now is because we're running for the same position and someone convinced you attacking me will help you. >> kasich blasted trump and carson has being unqualified. >> folks, we have to wake up.
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doesn't know how to do the job. >> trump accused kasich going negative out of political desperation. >> he was a nice guy and said, i'm never going to attack. then he got nasty. you can have him. >> reporter: carly fiorina tried to regain momentum. >> i may not be your dream candidate just yet, but i can tell you i'm hillary clinton's worst nightmare. >> reporter: the candidates found a common enemy in the moderators and the media. >> donald trump, are you a comic book villain. ben carson, can you do math? how about talking about the substantive issues? >> if you want me to answer, you answer. even in new jersey, what you're doing is called rude. >> reporter: mike huckabee refuse td opportunityd the opportunity to tee off on trump. >> i love trump. he's a good man. i'm wearing a trump tie tonight. get over that one. >> the democratic front runner hillary clinton was a frequent target for the republicans. called out by name last night a
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clinton remains unfazed. tweeting out this clip showing her at the benghazi hearing last week, where she's brushing it natalie? >> peter alexander in boulder, colorado. thank you. despite the exchange last night, senator marco rubio told savannah this morning he has represent for jeb bush and won't speak badly about him. he was asked the point of bush's criticism. >> our constituents service is unaffected, and it's as . >> it's as vie bravent as it's ever been. we miss votes. i don't like missing votes. what i would hate more is to wake up on wednesday of next year to hear that hillary clinton has been elected president of the united states. >> when asked if his campaign is getting called from bush supporters that want to jump to his size, he wants to get casualties from other candidates. new developments this morning in
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of shooting in two states. roy cook is wanted for shooting a tennessee police officer and shooting at a trooper. late wednesday night, two of cook's known aassociates were arrested after a violent confrontation in tennessee. the two suspects took off and struck two vehicles, eventually, they were apprehended. the army is investigating how how a under surveillance balloon broke loose. fighter jets straild trailed with sensitive technology and radar equipment. it's dangling tether cables came to a rest if some trees. a california man went into a store. he asked for two mega-millions
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tickets. the clerk pushed for a powerball ticket. he couldn't can sell it. stub. guess what, that ticket matched drawings. it's goods for $380,000. luck. >> he's looking for it by accident? >> thank you. all across this country. >> today, channel jones is here with that story. >> boorm to you. we all want our kids to succeed, common core was intended to create a standards for how kids learn at a young age, wait for them to visualize what they are learning and not memorize answers. it has been difficult for some parents and teachers, even the ones who believe in common core. it turns out sometimes the right
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answer can be the wrong answer. how would you answer this math question in 3rd grade. what is five times three? this student wrote this. the teacher marked it wrong. not because of the answer, but the way the student got there. indicating the student should have also added five 3s. confused? you are not alone, and this. gone viral has sparked a common core conversation again. >> a former teacher who now works as a private tutor, for her, keeping up with the new math lessons is like going back to school smr i absolutely have to learn or relearn in general the methods i never learned before. >> parents are asked to take classes to help kids with their hole smr when my kids need help, i'm unable help them.
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>> this real mass is a common core standard initiative launched in 2009. the focus, more on critical thinking. less on numerization. >> as the information age continues to blossom, you will need all sets of skills. we are preparing for a future that isn't here yet. >> not everyone agrees. >> here's the problem with common core. >> now the debate filling into the political arena, others defend their support of it. >> if we are going to compete, there is no possible way to do it, with dumbing down everything. it's become a part of pop culture when the comedian takes on today's homework assignment. >> i look at problems, bill has three goldfish. he buys two more.
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how many dogs live in london? >> love it or hate it, common core is here to stay for now. >> the latest annual testing of 4th and 8th grade math skills released this week, show a decline in scores for the first time in 20 years. supporters say that's because federal testing isn't keeping up with the more rigorous standards of common core. guys. >> are you doing it? >> in my living room right now. it's so hard, i say extra help, we come up with the right answer. i can't tell them how to come up with that answer. >> there is also criticism that teachers or parents feel kids are spending too much time prepping for the. >> it's a hot topping. >> it is, al, thank you. coming up next, big music news the legends says he's ready to come tout of retirement. >> it's a great morning here today when oscar winner sandra bullock stops by, she has a new
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this is from a company where place. >> i would be asleep in 30 seconds. >> i would think i'm at the dentist. >> i'm not getting work done. that's for sure. >> costs $4,000, almost. the company says the desk is designed for high intensity computer users. to me, looks good for nappers. >> yeah. >> might be good for your back, if you have back problems. >> yeah. >> the treadmill desk. walk on the treadmill. >> i do. >> there you go. >> do you find it hard to make new friends? >> yes, i do. >> okay. researchers at oxford -- that makes it true -- say they found the best way to make new friends fast. take a singing class. weekly singing lessons were found to bring people close together, faster than art classes or creative writing courses. singing encourages people to bond, something we know very well. >> there they are. >> this morning. >> i'd make a lot of enemies in a singing class. people wanting to tune me out.
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>> makes you put your inhibitions aside. >> it's cute. >> good bonding experience. >> we had a good time. >> we did. definitely. siri and i like to sing songs together, your fiance. >> definitely. >> did you hear about this drama surrounding the run away blimp yesterday? seemed like a fake news story. the army aircraft went rogue over pennsylvania, drifted for four hours. of course, the internet had to have its say on the topic. there were funny ones. hello, is it me you're looking for? another likened the blimp to free willie. the blimp befriended a young boy. a ghostbusters reference, maybe it's not a blimp. >> way to go. the music legend coming out of retirement, george and amal clooney clooney's new addition to the family. >> first, the music legend coming out of retirement. phil collins.
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four years ago, he was stopping his career to be a full-time dad to his young son. now, phil says they want to see him in action, so he's planning a new album, prepping for a tour. he said, i'm no longer officially retired. the horse is out of the stable, and i'm raring to go. that's what parenting will do to you, get you out of retirement. >> is he doing a live album? >> studio album, to answer your question. genesis reunion. solo stuff first. michael jackson's neverland ranch, 12,000 square feet. earlier, it was listed on the market for $100 million. there were no takers. this week, a chinese company put the property up fn auctionor auction. they started the price at $78 million. hundreds set up alerts for the bid and thousands viewed the property. guess what? not one bid. >> wow. interesting.
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>> we did a show from there once. >> really? >> inside? >> beautiful piece of property. >> creepy though, right? >> we stood at the wall. >> like we're above it. >> we toured the house. >> really? was michael jackson there? >> no. he was already deceased. >> oh. did you see the secret rooms and things? >> yeah. >> that's maybe why it has no bidders. george and amal clooney adopted a rescue dog. george is holding her in the picture. out in front is their other dog, also a rescue, by the way. millie has been a rags to riches story. the shelter found her skroujlooking for food outside of a restaurant. george and amal find her online. now, she's living the high life. >> good for them. >> there's your pop start for today. >> great, carson. thank you. >> mr. roker? >> let's get to it. show you what we have going on. we have some cooler weather coming in. that's right. ahead of this front, it's fairly
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as we move through thursday, look at the temperatures. minneapolis, 49. 51 in chicago. that's six degrees below normal. minneapolis, 53. on friday, just in time for halloween, 48 in rochester. charleston. saturday, the cool down continues. tomorrow, the breeders' cup world championship. we're looking at a 1:00 p.m. coverage. it is going to be in kentucky. we'll be watching this very, very closely.
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that's what's going on >> that's your latest weather. matt? >> al, thanks very much. we're happy to have one of the biggest movie stars in the world paying us a visit. sandra bullock won the academy award for her role in "the blindside" and was nominated again for "gravity." in her new movie, "our brand is crisis," she's a campaign strategist hired to help a struggling candidate in bolivia. >> did you hire me? >> no. i hired you. >> nobody hired me. i cannot be hired. unless you mean in the technical sense, then yes, i probably was hired. >> i am the one in charge. >> oh, no, no, no. see, you're not? charge. >> what did you say? >> nobody is in charge. we're all rolling down a [ bleep ] hill and nobody is at the wheel. how can you not say what you're supposed to say? >> because i'm not just a puppet. >> of course you are! of course you're a puppet.
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>> sandra, welcome back. good to see you. pry to this prior to this movie, when was the last time you mooned somebody? >> excellent question. probably within the last year. >> really? >> if i was going to be honest. >> not a croissantkrescrescent moon, a full moon. >> when i go, you have to shine all the light you can on the subject. if you can find something to basically have the light bounce off of, which would be the mooning, it'd be great. find a light source. >> were you sceptical about that scene in the movie? >> absolutely. i'm the most modest person. for some reason, that day, i had no problem doing my job. >> so you did not have a stunt person? you did all your own stunts in this case? >> i did not say there was not a stunt person. i'm just saying that i had no problem being in character that day. >> let's move on. >> please.
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>> tell me about jane bowdinebodine. tough as nails, rough around the edges, yet, she has this vulnerable side. >> yeah. >> one designed to hide the other? >> i think one is exacerbating the other. she's brilliant at what she does, but she struggles with addiction, mental illness, and she's a brilliant strategist. you don't realize at the beginning that one might be affecting or exacerbating the other. >> did you find her to be a likable character, or is it depending on which scene you're in in the movie? >> i liked her a lot. >> why? >> she's truthful about who she is. in terms of her level of being broken, she's not pretending to appear to be someone else. she's just doing her job and doesn't mind looking ugly at it. >> much has been said about the fact that -- george clooney and you are executive producers of the movie. much has been said about the role had been originally written as a male character. what made you read it and say, this should be a woman and i
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should play this person? >> it's that when i read it, i heard the voice and i knew how to play it. some roles are inherently lyly male and female. this one didn't have to have that. it was a human role, and it was one that i was very familiar with. i know some people that are like that, in that struggle, and that are complex and irritating and aggressive and just powerful but, yet, incredibly broken. >> some people say not only was it written for a man, but george clooney was going to play the character. i haven't heard anybody confirm that. >> no. well, i'm here to confirm -- >> thank you. >> -- that he, at the time, was not attached to this film, to play the role. >> you didn't steal a role from one of your best friends? >> i'll steal something from george, just not this role. i'll steal other stuff, like maybe a house in italy. >> take that. >> in a heartbeat.
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>> can we talk about billy bob thornton? >> yeah. >> he plays bad so effortlessly. >> yeah. >> what's it like to play opposite that guy? >> you know he's going to kill you, maybe eat you along the way. but you're okay with it, oddly. you go, okay, if anyone is going to do it, it's going to be you and i'm okay with it. what i think it is, is billy is truly one of the nicest people and the most honest person you will ever meet. that's always going to shine through, no matter how despicable he is. you're watching him going, i know he's going to kill me, but i'm entranced right now. >> enjoy the process. >> exactly. >> you shot in bolivia, new orleans. >> yeah. >> close to home. >> yeah. >> how old is louie now? >> 5 3/4s. >> what will he be for halloween? >> ninja turtles. >> you okay with that? >> yeah.
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>> he chose inappropriate batgirl. >> he chose it for you? >> should i be flattered or disturbed. i said, i don't want to wear that around your friends. >> he goes, you have to. >> i go, i don't have to do anything. mom got backup. >> it is a problem for a lot of women's costumes. they tend to move in that direction. >> but i'm always in awe of the women who can commit to the naughty nurse at preschool. >> yeah. >> i can't. too early. >> this movie is great and you're great in it, as usual. >> thanks. >> nice to see you. >> nice to see you. >> "our brand is crisis" opens tomorrow. >> thank you. ahead, it is perfect weather for a warm and cozy steals and deals. even jill martin is warm this morning. we have deals on cardigans and more, up to 80% off. oh, my goodness.
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first, your we're back at 8:30 on a thursday morning. it's the 29th day of october, 2015. a day away from halloween. we've been talking about it all morning long. if you can't get down here tomorrow to join in our party on the plaza, don't worry, you can still join the party online using #halloween today. coming up, martha stewart will be here. she'll get in the halloween spirit, as only martha can. this morning, pumpkin projects you can pull off today. plus, a special warm and
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a bargain on cashmere card gals sigans that usually go $500. we'll get more of that coming up. >> i like when you do the, let's make a deal voice. >> i'm ready. >> how about a check of the weather? >> as far as your forecast is concerned, halloween night, well, friday night, a lot of trick or treating will be going on. ghost creek in oklahoma, heavy rain. mummy pass in colorado, light snow. pumpkin center, south carolina, 59. on the actual night, halloween night, sleepy hallow, new york, fair skies, 55 degrees, heavy rain through the gulf. we have rain in the pacific northwest. spook city, colorado, looking
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that's what's going on >> don't forget, check your weather any time, weather channel on cable, online. lily and her jbman munster joined us. >> may i call you al? >> you may. what's the occasion, besides halloween? >> it's our favorite halloween. >> halloween is our favorite holiday. the people of cozy tv will run a marathon of the munsters from 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight. it features a special epitoday, auto tune the munsters. >> what is that? >> they've taken "a man from
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through a fancy device and we've come out singing. >> it's a rock opera, al. >> musical thing. >> indeed. >> this is your new home, on cozi tv? >> correct. >> you can see us weekday afternoons. cozi loves us. >> i played grandpa one year for halloween. >> come by for dinner. >> i think i will. >> we are making history, because no one has ever auto tuned a tv show before. >> leave it to the munsters to do it. guys, thank you so much. >> thank you. let's head over to -- >> al, we're across the plaza. we've got a brand-new steals and deals this morning with special guest carson daly. >> with fall in few swing, we have six, count them, six bar bargains you are guaranteed to love. >> today contributor jill martin is here to reveal thebargains. do you like the game show vibe?
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it's a comfy and cozy edition. something for the men. it retails $225 to $250. there's six styles. we show three here. this one has a detachable scarf. >> nice touch. >> it comes with the scarf? >> yeah. >> nice touch. lovely. >> retails $225 to $250. the deal is $69. >> that's a great deal. >> 72% off. >> whoa. >> that's a screaming deal. >> love that. >> what about for the ladies, jill? >> women's coats. $225 to $275. now, you see all the different options here. some are downfilled, wool, on trend colors. carried at macy's and other fine retailers nationwide. retails $225 to $275. the deal is $68 to $78, up to 72% off. >> that's two deals over 70% off. four more deals to go. >> that's right. i like this system here.
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>> can i top it? the classic leather gloves. cashmere lining. retail, $140. ten colors to choose from. the sizes, extra small to large. i'm a medium, if that helps you. carried in saks fifth avenue. it's 70% off. >> it's in the voice. >> really nice. furry lining inside. >> the poncho or cardigan. 100% italian cashmere. seen on angelina jolie, sharon stone. the deal, $79, 86% off. >> oh, my goodness. what's the percentage? >> 86% off. >> you're practically giving
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>> it's cozy, like wearing a blanket. >> i'll buy that for you, so cheap. >> thank you. get online now. jill, what's next? >> dana decker candles. it is either/or. you get the poncho or the cardigan, just so you know. >> nice. >> do you like it? >> i'll buy both. >> moving on, the collection set. retail, $120. you get two kand dahls here. it's a set. the 7 ounce and 12 ounce. five scents. sold at saks fifth avenue. >> smells good. >> retail, $120. 76% off. >> look at that. >> yeah. >> what a deal! >> you're killing me. enthusiasm. >> these are popular now, the candles. they're expensive. it's the holidays. you'll have house guests over for thanksgiving and christmas. get this deal. $36, both candles. over 70% savings. you have to get on this.
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>> carson, would it make a good hostess gift? >> excellent thing to bring to a neighbor's house. >> good to know. >> this is something we love. alpaca throw. retail, $398. choose from 34 colors and patterns. retail, $398, the deal, $89. 78% off. you don't need this today, but you can also wear it as a cozy wrap. >> could you wear it as a wrap? >> yeah. >> sold. did you tell us how much? >> yeah. >> can you tell us again? >> $120 -- no, that's the wrong one. we'll put it up. $89. 78% off. >> okay. let's go through the products again. >> these are steals. steal edition. >> the men's coat, we have the women's coat. >> both options. >> the gloves. >> right. >> also --
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we have the candles from dayna decker, and these throws from alicia adams. great options today. >> yeah. if you have any questions about orders, call carson. he's into this. or go to the steals and deals page at thank you, jill. >> thank you. >> great stuff, jill. thank you. coming up next, a woman who embodies the spirit of pink power. she proved it with a haircut that went viral.
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i'm like, a man. only better. but even though i know everything, i still feel like you could surprise me. like that skateboard incident with the squirrel. but life is sweet now. hey, what could go wrong? it's you and me all the way, future. let's get going. we're back at 8:40 this morning on pink power today. the pillars of strength that help people fighting cancer every day. >> today, erica hill finds out sometimes the greatest inspiration is found in the patients themselves. erica, good morning. >> good morning. this is something we can all take inspiration from. janet is now battling breast cancer for the second time. while that news might make most people feel like curling up in a corner, for janet, it was
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embrace the life she's been given. >> normal isn't good anyway. >> reporter: for janet, humor is the key to living. >> you need to learn to laugh at yourself. >> all right. >> whatever you do, i think you need to find fun in it. just don't be stuck in a situation. >> reporter: in 2000, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. she was cancer free for 15 years. then this past spring, a second diagnosis. >> i don't know how you do it. >> reporter: the 62-year-old knew chemo would take her hair, like it had the first time. she decided to get a head start. >> it was a spur of the moment, just off the cuff thing. spontaneous, like a lot of things i do. >> reporter: calling in daughter sarah for help, they crafted a new do. >> we shaved the sides, spiked up the middle, colored it pink. it looked cute. i loved it. >> reporter: the result, a bright pink chemo hawk.
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extraordinary with my hair, just for grins. just for fun. then unbewithout my knowledge, sarah posted pictures on read-it. >> i thought it was funny. >> i couldn't understand why mtv and buzzfeed and these young web sites were cashing in from that. why do they care? then i figured out, like when i was young and loved spunky old people, that's still the same today. >> you are remarkably positive for a woman who is staring this down for the second time. >> you work with what you have, and you're grateful for it. there's really two choices. as i see it in life. these x experience these experiences can make you bitter or better. >> reporter: a message she's passing on to her own children, encouraging them to join her, as she makes the most of every day,
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>> i'm going to ride this body into the ground. a life without scars, you know, is hardly a life at all. >> what do you think the most important lessons are? >> to have fun. her humor and optimism always gets anybody through anything. you're feeling inging awful. with mom going through what she's going through, still has a smile on her face, still laughing. >> reporter: a gift they're now offering in return. >> they have kept me laughing during this last battle. they've just been there for me this time, and i'm very grateful. >> i love you forever. i like you for always. as long as i'm living, my mommy you'll be. >> they all had us in tears when
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book "i'll love you forever." >> she's doing well now. in janet style, she's doing it with a smile and a laugh. her positivity is reaching people beyond her family and friends. she was asked by the american cancer cancer society to speak in washington earlier this month as part of their breast cancer awareness activities in october. >> she has a great spirit. >> she does. >> thanks. by the way, if you would like to purchase a pink power "today" t-shirt, savannah is holding it up, net proceeds go to the susan g. komen foundation. we'll tell you how to get one online. >> thank you so much. coming up next, martha stewart is here with pumpkin pa palooza.
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first, this is "today" on nbc. martha on today is brought
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to you by macy's. >> this morning on martha on "today," last minute diy halloween decor. three great halloween projects. martha, good morning and happy halloween. >> happy halloween. i hope you've be peruseing the issue. >> mine don't come out looking as good as yours. >> these are easy projects. you know funny gourds are everywhere. >> i love these. >> these little gourds can be transformed into creatures like that. you can just put them on the dinner table to make the kids laugh. i mean, these are weirdos. >> don't paint them, just use the coloring of the gourds. >> pipe cleaners, you can buy them in different colors at the craft store. make holes to fit them into the gourd. be careful. use an ice pick.
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you have to use elbow grease and make the hole. >> choose gourds that aren't so big, the pipe cleaner can't support the weight. >> exactly. then you stick them in like that. these are the antenna, the little feet. anything goes. it's very charming. >> start to finish, that's a 20 minute project. >> yes. no more. looks like the canada manufacturers -- candy manufacturers are making candy to decorate pumpkins. >> no carving, knives or anything. put the candies out. you have to monitor the little pins. we put these out for you to decorate this. now you make eyes and stick the straight pins in. goes into the skin of the pumpkin easily. there are the licorice, circus peanuts. i love these.
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>> stick the teeth in. make them happy or sad. it's a very cute project. >> what i like about the no carving thing, because you can make them and when you get to halloween, the openings are not going to be rotten and stinking and shrunk. >> another hint, put a little vaseline on the cuts. >> around the openings? >> yes. >> okay. >> it does help a lot with the deterioration of the flesh. >> all right. again, a wide assortment of candies. be creative. what are these? are these real? >> raspberries. haven't you had those? >> these are like hard as a rock. >> they're good. they're gummy. >> okay. really good. >> black mouth and teeth. very good. >> that's all right. >> this is cute. you unravel these licorice pinwheels. >> makes hair? >> unravel it. comes off like that. that's for trick or treating.
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>> look at the one where you made a cooler. >> this is for ice, for whatever drinks you're serving at the halloween party. you want to give the parents a beer when they come to the house. trick or treaters with kids. >> in case people can't see at home, you've lined this with -- >> plastic bag. put in ice and your soft drinks or wine or whatever. now, this is such a nice way to use a pumpkin. when turn this into pumpkin pie for thanksgiving. >> nobody does halloween better than you. >> i don't think you. >> great to see you. hall we're taking you to transylvania and dracula's castle.
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hi. we're back with today's ees's fear factor. while you were hanging out with prince harry last night, this is the home of your favorite monsters. >> we'll need garlic for this. >> and a wooden stake. i was chilling with the pope last year. prince harry is nothing. be afraid, guys. in the mountains of romania is a castle of a certain notorious count dracula. was he a figurementment of a story teller's imagination? we took a trip to transylvania to find out. >> reporter: set in a strange place.
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>> welcome to transylvania. >> reporter: the land beyond the forest, threw mountains deep into this dark country. even the graveyards seem morer eerie than back home. >> there's a subperstition, if you have a damaged grave like this one, someone or something may pop out. >> reporter: >> you say it's superstition and, yet, they found bodies with stakes through the heart. >> yes. superstitions have. >> reporter: superstitionsrred the creator of "dracula." >> i know what you're thinking. don't go up there. >> reporter: this is the castle where he imagined dracula lived. a perfect setting for a vampire's house. even secret passageways.
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15th century, just like in the movie "dracula untold," lived a war lord, named the impaler. his name really was dracula. >> dracula is the son of the devil. >> reporter: a blood-thirsty killer. he impaled his enemies. >> nickname came later with the brutal habit. >> reporter: the description of impaling is so, how can i put it, vivid. you really don't want to hear it on morning television. >> would you like to know more? >> not really, no. >> reporter: 500 years later, the king family from michigan are safe, in the day, anyway. >> is it scary here? [ squealing ]. >> reporter: at night, according to stories, dracula searches for
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innocent victims. vlad the impaler lived in the medieval town. this is where dracula was born. >> he was feared. though he was a ruthful ruler, someone left flowers here. >> he's popular in romania. everybody loves him. >> reporter: perhaps truly scary are the romanians today who look at their politicians and ask, where are you, vlad? >> vlad the impaler, dracula, is their preferred politician? >> everyone would answer with yes here in romania. >> reporter: despite his unquenchable thirst for blood, like the vampire count he inspired. >> it's tomato juice. isn't it amazing to think the creator of dracula never went to transylvania? i don't blame him. i don't really feel the same since i got back.
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>> you are a geek. >> i like it. >> it was fun. next time, more dramatic music. >> it wasn't enough, right? >> exactly. thank you. coming up, part of the breast cancer awareness month, our pink power month, natalie and al and tamron and willie are
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to raise money and breast cancer >> announcer: on today's take, bradley cooper spicing occupy the screen on burnt. then we get dunked with help from brook shields. a throwback performance by natalie merchant. all that coming up now. >> announcer: from n news, this is "today's take," with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> well, well, well, welcome to "today." it's a thursday morning, october 29th, 2015. just another day out on the plaza.
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willie along with al, natalie and tamron. good to see you, al. >> good to see you. >> how do you do, pal? >> we wore bathing suits. old-timer batheing suits. >> every tank needs two sharks. >> of course. >> we have the left shark. >> there we go. >> you're looking incredible. as you know, october is breast cancer awareness month. we partnered with the avon foundation for women, and thanks to the support of you, our viewers, we've raised more than $10,000 in the fight against brst breast cancer. >> good job. >> we promised the four of us would get dunked live here on the plaza. tamron last year was our inspiration. we have the old timing swim suits and two left sharks here. >> okay. with that -- >> aren't going to absorb much water. >> we're prepared to be rescued. natalie. >> sharks are good in the water, right? >> they are. >> we're not doing this alone. we have four wonderful
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participants who have agreed to help us with the dunking today. let's bring them out. >> our contest winners, come on over. >> my dunkee is dana. you're currently battling breast cancer. how are you doing? >> great. i just finished chemo. going into surgery, but we're killing it. great. >> this means a lot. >> thank you for swimming for breast cancer. >> love ya. >> my dunkee is karen from georgia. good to see you. >> thank you. >> this isyou're doing this for your sister? >> yes. we're excited to be here with my niece heather. ready to dunk you, al. >> fantastic. >> i have mark webb of south carolina. i sent scouts down there to see how your arm looks and i'm not feeling good. married to his wife seven years. never got to take a honeymoon. here they are now in new york city. you entered because of the your grandmother. >> yes.
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30 plus years, and she's been an impact in my life. doing this for her. >> we're excited you're here. >> up next, lisa from mississippi. she's a retired high school english teacher and her husband is a retired football coach. why did you want to dunk me? >> we thought you'd be fun to do. we're excited. >> your husband is a good, fun time, as well. as i understand, he wore the borat costume. >> he did for the picture. >> oh! >> that is a winner. >> i know. >> we got our man in a borat thank you. >> i know. yay. >> thank you so much. >> you might remember, just last week, we had a special caller call into the show. our good friend brook shields said, i want in on the this. i want to put us $1,000. the tank. now are you? >> hey.
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>> what's your role here? >> my role is to get all of you. too. maybe. >> yes! >> are we ready? >> all right. ready. >> report to your tanks. >> natalie, al? >> everybody get in. final countdown the final countdown >> i'll take it. no worries. i got it. all right, everybody. dunkees, come on! you're dragging your feet, al. >> what is this? >> not yet! >> any slower? >> we got this. >> all right.
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dunkees, ready? three, two, one, start throwing! stop, stop, stop! this is crazy. come here. everybody huddle in. i want you to really, really aim and throw, okay? get them in the water, now. all right. all right, everybody. again! three, two, one, throw! >> wow. it's like "today" show soup. this is really hot. >> wow.
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>> i love this. [ applause ] >> i didn't want to get out of that. >> felt like a bathtub. >> that was great. >> brook, super grateful for you being here. >> yes. >> super grateful for your donation. very generous of you. we're super grateful you're now going to get into one of the tanks. >> all right! >> let's go for it. >> best ever.
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hit me with your best shot >> go for it. >> boldly wearing white. >> nice shot. >> almost! >> you went under. >> come on out here, guys. >> terrific job. >> nice job. >> good job, everybody. well done. for a great cause. fantastically done. >> thank you. >> brook is very brave to wear white on the big day. that's all i'm going to say. >> she's a wise woman, has a tank top. >> if you're going in, it's getting out. >> thanks so much for being here.
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by the way, we've got randy rico from our sister station in cincinnati. your viewers were the best at getting -- they voted you, so you get to do the weather with me. >> i'm excited. i feel a little overdressed at this point. >> i know. if you want to get in the tank, you can. >> i'm the only one not wearing soggy bottoms. >> regular day for me. you'll do the weather. we'll put up the map and take it away. >> we're looking at the forecast for today. you can see the rain has moved out of new york city. it snowed this morning in portions of michigan, even flurries in northern illinois. cincinnati today, expect lg aing a high in the upper 50s. it's a gorgeous day for my
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i had the experience. not on that level, but new jersey, seafood, italian cook. i remember cleaning 625 chickens one day. >> in a day? >> we got backed up. >> that's a leap, the kind of movie. for that? >> that was it. chefs. i had a tremendous amount of help, which was the best thing for us. >> yeah. >> yeah. >> one tasty menu, the other a la carte, always. >> he was amazing in the movie. >> did you know each other at all before? >> no. >> furstirst time you'd met? >> i was a fan. you never know what it was going to be like. he came in, and it was perfect. >> you own a restaurant. >> yeah. >> get to your tables now.
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>> exactly. >> what can i get you? >> lamb. >> yogurt, too. >> gorgeous. >> thank you. >> are you foodies? >> i love to eat. i live for it. the whole experience of getting people together around food is probably my favorite thing about living. one of them. >> little dramatic. >> two of everything! >> yes, sir. >> come on. get the dish. you are looking down all the time. >> one of my great reactions was, is this really what was going on in the kitchen when i'm sitting out there in these beautiful restaurants? >> i was told, you have to behave and be like a swan. be calm and elegant, you know. underneath the surface, you're like, you know, you're organizing all this stuff. >> i have to go to this party. you're the only girl i know so -- >> are you working on anything
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will you see what comes your way? >> we're in mediation right now. that's why daniel is here. >> yeah. >> we're having a good day. >> you're the chef? >> i bake cakes. good? >> i've had better. >> really? >> your signature dish when you cook? >> chicken. >> schnizel. >> i love it. >> what about you, bradley? >> i cook different stuff. i love pizza. i love pizza. don't you? >> of course. >> it's great. >> guys, thank you so much. congrats on the film? >> may we go? >> you may go, yes. >> off they went like swans. "burnt" hits theaters nationwide tomorrow. for more of the interview, head to for a blooper reel we put together. two inspiring runners land the cover of a magazine and are about to see it. the big if you're an adult
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cause. in 2010, bobby co-founded the valentine's day charity event, cupid's undie run. >> we knew what we wanted to do was put on an event that raised money for the children's foundation. they are doing phenomenal work for nf research. >> it has no cure and little funding. the run was inspired by his friend's youngest brother, drew. sadly, drew lost his 14-year battle with nf in august, at just 28 years old. the race to find a cure continues. >> we're a $5 million run. next year, let's bring in $10 million. we're going to keep going until we're out after a job. that'll be when we find a cure for nf. >> how were things today? >> good. >> reporter: next up, mom of two, michelle hercules walker. last year, she would barely get
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her trainer put her on a run-walk fitness program. >> 47 years old, and i feel like this is the first time that i'm actually living. >> reporter: she lost over 100 pounds, gained the confidence to run a 10k. her next goal is to run the 2017 new york city marathon, right after she tackles this hill. >> i never made it all the way to the top, top, top. one day, i will. >> great choices. here with us, the editor in chief of "runner's world," david wiley, along with the winners, bobby and michelle. david, i was honored to be a judge in the cover search contest, and i know how hard it was to choose. how hard was it for you, and knowing what your readers want to represent them? >> the idea is that regular runners do amazing things every day. >> yeah. >> we had 1600 entrants. it was so inspiring and agonizing to get down to 100 and
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to bobby and michelle, the winners. they really embody td range bodbodyied the range and diversity of the runner community. they are changing lives, which is what we're looking for. >> they are. ready to see your covers? >> absolutely. >> without further adieu, three, two, one! >> in true form. bobby, what do you think? >> of course >> i thought for a second it was going to be a picture of me in normalrunning clothes. there's no greater exposure than this right here. >> that is true. well put. michelle, look at you. you are awesome. >> thank you. feel good. feels really good. thank you. >> what do your girls think, seeing their mom on the cover? that has to be inspiring. >> last night, i did speak with them. they said to me, mommy, you were always the winner. happy for that. >> you are. kwlouf
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you've done an amazing job. still working hard. >> i am. >> i hope to see you at the finish line in 2017 of the new york city marathon. bobby, good job for raising money for the cause that's near and dear to your heart. >> thank you. >> thank you for including me, david. so fun. >> thank you for helping us make these tough but awesome choices here, natalie. >> you guys did a great job. these are going to be out on the news stands. ready for all of the exposure you're going to get from this? >> i'm ready for the exposure, yes. absolutely. >> when is the next cupid run? >> you can sign up right now, and they take place in february on valentine's day weekend. everyone, come out and run in your underwear. help us raise money. >> it's for a good cause. exposure for real. >> yes. >> thank you so much, once again. the issue of "runner's world" magazine hits news stands on november 10th. speaking of fitness, our 16
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taking a look at the headlines. a new study finds that cholesterol lowering drugs may make flu shots less effective in older americans. researchers looked at adults over the age of 65 and found those who were taking these had a decreased immune response to the flu vaccine than those not taking statins. those taking statins should keep taking flu shots each year. your chances of survive inging cardiac surgery may be better if you're married. those widowed or divorced had over 40% greater chance to not make it. biking with a child. 34,000 child bicycle trailers
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are being recalled. part of the plastic bar can come loose, posing a crash hazard for the child in the trailer. the company says there have been at least two injuries and says parents should stop using the trailers until they install a safety strap. for more information, go to a newly revamped sat)t makes its debut in a few months. the college board is promising no more mysteries. the new test will have math, reading and writing is aimed at better reflecting what students have learned in high school, more in line with common core. there won't be a penalty for guessing, but they now require an essay to be optional. facebook users may soon get a treat from mark zuckerberg. many are fed up with the invitations to play candy crush. the issue came up at a town hall meeting in india. zuckerberg told the crowd his company will make shutting down the unwanted invitations a priority. the weather is always a priority for us. al, you have a special guest
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with you. randy rico from cincinnati. our affiliate wlwt. what are you doing there? >> randy brought some of the famous cincinnati chili. this is nice. where is this from? >> we have both gold star and skyline sent their stuff in. is there cream cheese in the bottom? you have to get down there and get some. >> all the way to the bottom. >> get the goodness there. >> all right. >> you'll be the hit of any party right there. >> there's willie and tamron getting some. >> incredible. thank you. >> i saw the ice cream a while ago. >> downtown cincinnati is beautiful. the theater area, love it. >> you have been a fantastic guest weatherperson, randy. >> you look different all dried up. it was nice seeing you in soggy bottoms though. >> okay.
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agai >> that's your latest weather. tamron? >> thank you, al and randi. now to our series 16 to 16. helping you get fit by the end of the year. this weekend, maybe a challenge for many of you, with all the candies lying around. joy bauer and jenna wolfe will show you how to indulge without the guilt. our "today" viewers are back. ken was unable to join us this week.
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we give our love to ken. yao is joy is with me now. >> in my high fiber costume. >> i was afraid to ask. i didn't know what you were into these days. we are into eliminating sugar. let's start off with how they're doing. >> once again, very impressive results. mary jean lost an additional two pounds this week. her total is now 19.5 pounds. >> oh, my god. i love the pink ladies outfit. >> rochelle is down a total of 13 pounds. >> are you going as a nudist for halloween? is that why you have that on, showing off the hot new body? >> no, no. >> though ken isn't here, we weighed him in remotely. dropped another two pounds, so he's down a total of 17 pounds, which makes us down just about 50 pounds. >> for every pound, we are donating -- >> right. >> meals to people who need them. best part about the program. >> let's get to halloween. how much sugar do we eat?
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ten fun-sized candies. whether there are snacks from what they're giving at the door or into their kids' candy. that's 22 teaspoons of sugar. i'll show you goodies very legal, low-cal and delicious. you put in the little eyes. >> cute. >> each one is only 64 calories. >> ladies, you like it? >> cute. >> in the spirit of bananas. get >> get the chocolate. >> great for kids. >> cute. >> you take a couple slices of apple, layer it with peanut butter. then you're going to put in these creepy looking teeth. >> okay. that's an almond slice? >> each one is 100 calories. you can have fun with marshmallows, as well. >> kids will love that, it's spooky. >> these are the witch's hands.
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take a see-through glove. candy corn goes in the corner. then stuff this all in. look what it looks like when they're done. you have to put a little bit of a -- >> how many a calcalories? >> 65 calories for the entire thing. super fun to do with your kids. also, because i'm not that bad and halloween is about candy, i'm giving each of you a 300 calorie allotment. afterwards, you can trade. >> we'll hide that from jenna. ladies, i have to pass you on to workout. >> we have the 300 calories. now jenna will get the 300 off. >> we're going to embrace it and then take it off. i do appreciate your costumes, by the way. you look great. >> your costumeless. >> i am. >> i think we have a photograph that shows you're in the spirit. >> i am fully in the spirit. that is my little harper. she is a personal trainer from the '80s. she's dressed up. i can't possibly have to do it.
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>> even your daughter is a personal trainer. what are we doing? >> time to lose 300 calories, burn it off. hold on. stand here. we'll do a workout called the 300 calorie workout. three exercises and do 100 reps of each exercise. doesn't matter if you do 10 at a time, 20 at a time. as many as you can, and move to the next until you do 100 each. grab your pumpkins. we'll do a squat, and you'll press overhead. do as many of these as you can. if you can do 100, fantastic. if you can only do 10 or 20, great. move to the second one. put it down quick. we'll do either push-ups -- if you're not ready, we'll do push offs off the wall. take this wall here and you take that wall there. >> i'll take the wall. >> go all the way in and push out. all the way in, all the way out. first ten will be fine. the next 30 will be great. when you take the whole set down, that'll be the best. >> that was exciting.
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>> last but not least, we'll get your heart jnrate up with mountain climbers. obviously, it depends where your fitness level is, how much you weigh, how many calories you'll burn. for the most part, you'll burncandy. do this another hour and a half. >> nicely done. thanks to our 16 to 16 team. joy and jenna. go to for the recipes. plus, you'll find a calendar pull of fitness tips from joy and jenna for every day of the week. i have a balloon for a reason. do you remember the last time we tried some science experiments with youtube star nick? >> up next, we step into the lab with nick once again. what will happen this time? we'll be right b what's happened to snacking? how did it become absent-mindedly eating one after the next, after the next? so predictable and so unsatisfying? what about pulling up a chair, a stool,
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get ready to be amazed again. science youtube star nick is back with cool experiments for halloween. good morning. >> hey, nick. >> what do you have for us? >> okay. we have here chips. carbon base and hydrocarbon outer layer. they burn well, like coal. also things like gasoline. combine them, you can burn things. >> wow. >> you can cook -- >> if we're trapped camping and need to start a fire, use chips? >> this is the remedy. >> moving on, save that for later.
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>> okay. >> gear up. get your glasses on. >> tamron. >> okay. >> now, what we have here is the foam fountain of science. i'm going to give us a countdown. three, two, one. >> wait. >> when we do that, you're going to put this liquid in here as fast as possible. >> what are we dealing with here? >> we have hydrogen peroxide. this is iodine, the catalyst. >> okay. this is going to make the reaction go quick. we're going to pour as fast as we can, and then back her out. >> okay. three, two, one, pour on one. >> okay. >> three, two, one. >> pour, pour. back up! >> yeah! >> okay. >> whoa. oh, my gosh. >> i did that with my washing machine. >> who has to clean that up? >> not us. >> that's not us. >> amazing. >> i'm going to go ahead and
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this has water in here. >> okay. >> then what happens is -- >> witch's brew. >> exactly. dry ice is solid co2. what that does -- well, we're getting a little crazy here. >> clean up the foam. >> what you can do is trap the water vapor, which is what you see. you can trap the water vapor into a bubble. it's a little windy out here, but we'll give this a try. all right. >> maybe too windy. >> we'll try it one more time. >> yes. >> so close. >> little too windy. we'll come back to that. >> there's more. >> if you can step over here, we're going to watch the reaction. willie, grab that pumpkin. >> feel like we're being set up. >> i'm worried. >> oh! >> this will be your final appearance on the "today" show.
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>> where did tamron go? wow! >> there we go. >> that is so not cool. >> can we have a replay of that? i want to see it. how fast -- it was like wile e. coyote. coughing...sniffling... and wishing you could stay in bed all day. when your cold is this bad... need new theraflu expressmax. theraflu expressmax combines... maximum strength medicines available without a prescription... fight your worst cold and flu symptoms... you can feel better fast and get back to the job at hand. new theraflu expressmax.
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"today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> we're celebrating throwback thursday by a performance by natalie merchant. after her breakout album, she's reworked the music for her new album "paradise is there," the new tiger lily recordings out november 6th. so good to see you. >> thank you for having us. >> this is exciting. so many people have been coming up to you. i grew up hearing this. this was my prom. that has to be a very good feeling. >> it is. it certainly is. >> what made you decide to re-release this, rework the music? >> it's the 20th anniversary. for many years now, i've been performing with orca is that that-- orchestras and had original songs. that was the catalyst. >> what are we doing today? >> jealousy, which doesn't have
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is her voice a voice reminding you of the promises the little white lies, too sometimes, tell me while she's touching you just by mistake, by mistake accidentally do you say my name >> natalie merchant, that was terrific. thank you so much. you'll have another song for us with kathie lee and hoda.
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nbc. what's coming up, ladies? >> look at you guys. >> take a moment to reminisce. >> we have to relive that. >> i like your outfit. >> whoa! >> i thought it was so cool of brooke shields to do that. what a good girl she is. >> by the way, we have to point out one thing. we are talking with sandra bullock later. she sat down with, we told you your name, big willie.
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>> how greathis morning police are searching for the person who opened fire near a des moines high school. it happened yesterday afternoon just acroro the street from east high school. callers heard shots at the saint paul lutheran church there. administrators put the school on lock down for 7 minutes while officers investigated. no one was injured. police say they have located a vehicle connected to the shooting... but
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