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good morning. homestretch. clinton and trump kick their campaigns into high gear. >> hillary clinton would be a disaster. >> every time i think about trump i get allergic. >> clinton up six points overall in our new poll but the electoral map shs climb. with just 63 days to go can he turn things around? not over yet. hermine churning up more high winds and dangerous whip currents. warnings still in effect. beaches in new york closed for a third day. glitch in the system. overnight a major airline's glitch in the check in system.
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thousands of passengers. destroyed. an iconic landmark tipped over. the incident caught on tape and the search is on to track down those vandals, "today," september 6th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. om tuesday morning. it's september 6th. it's after labor day. i want to tell myself there's another side to that story with those people knocking over that ancient rock sculpture. >> if our show can accomplish one thing today maybe that tape will help authorities figure out who those people are. we'll tell you more about that coming up in just a while. crunch time in the presidential race. just 63 days to go now. hillary clinton and donald trump
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the finish beginning the post-labor day push by barnstorming key battleground states. we have it all covered. let's start with national correspondent peter alexander. good morning. >> good morning to you. here we finally are post-labor day. alas the start of the homestretch. this is where things stand this morning. our brand new nbc news survey monkey poll shows this race is holding steady. clinton maintaining a six-point lead over trump. 48-42 as you see. as furiously fight for every last vote. just 63 days to go for hillary clinton and donald trump. no time for a holiday. new this morning, the latest nbc news battleground map shows despite narrowing poll numbers, clinton retains a significant electoral advantage over trump. monday the two converging on the key state of ohio. the plane sitting just yards apart. >> i am so happy to have all of you with me.
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unwilling to answer reporters' questions, for the first time she invited the press on her newly decorated plane. >> we never had a foreign adversarial power be already involved in our electoral process. we've never had a nominee of one of our major parties u russians to hack more. >> trump also briefly allowing reporters onboard his jet adding uncertainty to his immigration plan, refusing to rule out granting legal status for undocumented immigrants. >> we'll make that decision into the future. >> kicking off a fierce final two months of campaigning for team clinton, it's all hands on deck. joe biden and tim kaine together in pennsylvania. former rival bernie sanders in
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clinton on the trail in detroit, michigan. after a few weeks of fund-raising, hillary clinton is back to courting voters. joking about a coughing fit. every time i think about trump i get allergic. >> trump's campaign manager pouncing on twitter. must be allergic to media and just as bondy was considering investigating trump university for fraud. >> she's a fine person. never spoke to her. never. >> bondy ultimately chose not to investigate. the trump campaign says the money was a clerical error. trump and his allies are making pay to play allegations against clinton arguing there was an improper relationship between her state department and clinton foundation. clinton again this weekend
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the clinton faces the first true face-off, the first of three presidential debates now less than three weeks away. trump, matt and savannah, says he will be there. >> thank you very much. let's dive further into what clinton and trump are planning for the final stretch. nicole wallace and mark halperin join us. well rested. looking good. let me start with you, mark. if you talk about donald trump, what does he need to focus on ? what does he need to avoid? >> focus on making the election about change and the economy. have a great first debate and start running tv ads in some of these states. he needs to avoid having focus on him over the flaps and controversy he creates on a regular basis. >> how would you answer the same question, nicole? >> he needs to be more normal. he's been a weird political figure.
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offense. it's almost always the campaign that wins. he has an opportunity to be on offense because there are -- the electorate has questions about hillary clinton's judgment. and the fbi dumping about their investigation. he instead got himself embroiled in a fight with jeff flake. he cannot resist the temptation to take a cheap shot at other republicans. >> let's switch over now. hillary clinton and her campaign. wh must she avoid? >> she has to undermine any sense that people have that donald trump is a safe choice. people want change. what they don't want is risky change. she needs to relentlessly point out to this guy that he's not prepared. she also has to sell herself and what kind of president she will be. she needs to avoid errors that highlight people's lack of faith in her that she would change
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untrustworthy. >> i have an obsession with the first debate. she's done a really good job painting him as a little bit of a lunatic. and if he seems milder than what she's told people he would be like, he could succeed simply by reading the phone book in a mellow voice. she needs to be careful not to caricature him to a point where he takes the stage with her and looks, you >> do you look at these debates as a huge inflection point? the media always hypes the debates. this time it's true? >> these will be worldwide events. this campaign is the o.j. simpson trial of political campaigns. the first debate will be the cado testimony. i think these debates will be the moment where the public
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>> a chance for trump. any benefits by low expectations? >> he does. the clinton campaign is concerned about this. if he shows up and doesn't drool on himself it will be a huge win. he needs to come to the first debate and reassure people that he's a plausible person the american people can be proud of. that's what he's trying to do. >> i don't know why i always love the swallows returning but i do. congress b i long recession. one of the topics we're going to hear about in the coming months or weeks is the possible shutdown of the government again. how might that play into the campaign, the race, nicole? >> i think this whole republican side of the race at least was about outsiders. i think to the degree that the men and women in washington look like typical gridlock insiders, i think that could serve trump's interest. >> the only reason he has a chance is people want chance.
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washington works. if washington looks dysfunctional and he says i can fix it and she can't because she's part of the problem, that would be an advantage for him for sure. >> a reminder tomorrow night both clinton and trump will take part in our special live prime time forum from nbc news and iraq and afghanistan veterans of america. the focus, issues that would confront them as commander in chief. you can see it at 8:00 eastern here on nbc and msnbc. > from over. the storm that caused trouble over the holiday weekend is lingering over the east coast and another day of rough surf is on tap. let's go to al. he's got the latest. >> this video you're looking at is from a beach house that caught fire and the winds there along the rhode island beach so difficult for the firefighters to fight. you can see the trees blowing. this house a total loss. thankfully nobody was at home. we'll deal with winds like that
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leave. we've been talking about hermine or at least starting as inves 99l for 20 days. just barely by thursday morning clears south of rhode island. we are going to see strong winds today. right now winds 20 to 30 miles an hour and that will continue during the day today blowing and the possibility of coastal flooding from norfolk to ocean city and then as you move to the north, long island into providence, moderate risk of flooding from high tide. we're also talking about a hurricane down in the eastern pacific that may cause flooding to your hometown in tucson. >> we don't get a lot of hurricanes in tucson.
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>> thank you very much. overnight president obama kicked off an historic visit to laos becoming the first u.s. president to ever visit that country. nbc's ron allen is traveling with the president. ron, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. president obama said the united states has a moral obligation to help the people of laos recover from a horrible legacy of the vietnam war. millions of unexploded bombs still litter the countrye killing and maiming nearly half a century later. an historic moment in laos as president obama becomes the first sitting u.s. president to visit this finely land locked nation of just 6 million people that america bombed so heavily during the vietnam war. >> whatever the cause, whatever our intentions, war inflicts a terrible toll. especially on innocent men, women and children. >> reporter: the president announcing the u.s. will spend
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that did not explode. the president here as laos hosts a summit of southeast asian nations where mr. obama abruptly canceled a meeting with the philippine president after a vulgar insult when he thought mr. obama would criticize for thousands of killings of drug lords since he came to power. today through a spokesman, he apologized. that after more for president obama in china where he locked horns with russian leader vladimir putin, an intense 90-minute face to face over syria. the two unable to agree on a cease-fire. here in laos while attending the summit, president obama will visit a relief agency that helps victims of the bombings. the government in laos says it will help step up efforts to help find remains of u.s.
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thank you very much. breaking overnight, a travel nightmare for tens of thousands of british airways passengers. a computer failure led to long lines and hours long delays at airports around the world. employees had to manually check in passengers at airports from seattle to chicago. it delayed dozens of london-bound flights. passengers used social media to complain and reach out to the airline for answers. there was still some delays at london's heathrow airport this morning and urging customers to check online before they reach the airport. lawmakers go back to work on capitol hill today returning from a seven-week recess. they have a long to-do list. one thing that congress has to do in the coming months, pass legislation that would prevent a government shutdown. both chambers will have fewer than 20 days to complete the work before taking off for their month-long election season recess. other high priority items on the
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combat the zika virus and moving forward with anti-terrorism package. an outspoken conservative spokesperson has died. her son says she died of cancer monday at her home in st. louis. she was 92 years old. for the first time since his controversial early release, we're now seeing former stanfo in ohio. his sexual assault conviction and sentencing sparked national outrage and is now leading to new protests. nbc's gadi schwartz has the latest on that. gadi, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. in the next couple hours brock turner is expected to report here to the local sheriff's department where he'll have to register as a sex offender. at that point the sheriff will send out postcards to all of his neighbors alerting them that a sex offender is moving in nearby
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know he's here. this is one of the first images of brock turner taken exclusive by the daily mail showing turner back at his parents' home in suburban ohio just days after serving three months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman near a dumpster on stanford campus after a fraternity party. the picture taken amid an lc unwelchomecoming. >> i just think that he should not be hiding in his parents' house. he should be in prison paying for what he did. >> turner's father mowing the lawn outside that house over the weekend. dan turner made headlines after urging a judge for leniency saying that prison time would be a steep price to pay.
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lenient who called for removal of the judge in the case, himself a stanford alum. the judge now battling a recall to remove him from the bench while turner will regularly have to report to the local sheriff and probation officers. >> he'll be assigned a probation officer. they will put certain restrictions on what he can and can't do outside the realm of registering as a sex offender. >> for the next three years, turner will undergo random drug tests, m alcohol and as a sex offender cannot live within 1,000 feet of a school. >> there are schools everywhere. it's a problem. it makes us uncomfortable being so close to someone who literally ruined this girl's life. >> reporter: turner once a promising swimmer has been banned from swimming competitively. he's also been banned from stanford's campus. at this point there's no word on whether he may try to enroll in a school or college back home here in ohio. matt, back to you. >> gadi schwartz, thank you very much.
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forecast. is this where we get to hear about the hurricane in tucson? >> that's coming up at 7:30. in the meantime, we have a lot to talk about around much of the country. wet weather in the pacific northwest. it's going to start heating up in the mid-atlantic states, ohio river valley and the gulf coast. we're looking at heavier showers and thunderstorms up in the upper mississippi river valley and we'll be talking about that flood threat in the southwest coming up in just a little bit.
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weather. matt? >> all right, al. thank you very much. coming up, vandals topple a popular landmark. how police are now trying to track that group down. the start of a special rossen report series to help you beat the morning traffic rush. okay. which gps systems and apps will actually get you to your destination the fastest? we'll try them out.
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we're back now. 7:30 on a tuesday morning. it's the 6th day of september, 2016. giving our crowd some well deserved facetime. we'll get out and say hello in a little while. >> has that first day of school feeling, doesn't it? good to hav the post-labor day push begins and hillary clinton's national lead over donald trump remains steady. according to the nbc news survey monkey weekly election tracking poll out this morning, clinton remains up 48% to 42%. new york beaches closed again today because of hermine. the storm is producing dangerous rip currents along the northeast coastline as it continues to spin offshore. tennis superstar serena
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and made history in the process. 308th victory in grand slam matches so she's now surpassed roger federer for the most of all-time. here's the story we told but at the top of the show. police are on the hunt for a group of vandals caught on camera destroying a popular rock formation at a state park along the oregon coast. nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer has that story. >> reporter: the short video clip shows the rock formation come crash and what sounds like the words "got it." this is what oregon's state police and parks department are reviewing this morning. what appears to be an apparent act of vandalism at a famous sandstone that until now have stood for generations. a popular fenced off
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is cape kiwanda stood on a landscape more than 18 million years old. a picture perfect spot for newlyweds or to watch the sunset into the sea. the parks department thought the seven-foot tall ten-foot wide rock formation known as the duck bill collapsed naturally. that is until david kalas posted this video. >> i confronted one of them. the first thing that came out of the person's mouth that i talked to was it was one of their buddies apparently broke their leg on top of the rock. >> reporter: it's hardly the first time we've seen nature's beauty toppled. two years ago two boy scout leaders were given a year probation and fined after they shoved over a 170 million year old rock formation. actress vanessa hutchens paid
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photo of her name carved into a red rock wall in sedona, arizona. this morning in arkansas, it's unclear if anyone will face charges or a fine. a spectacular sandstone that stood the test of time until it was toppled in seconds. for "today," miguel almaguer, nbc news. >> imagine everything it withstood for 18 million years and then that. >> sometimes stories lead you speechless which is probably a good thing because this is liv >> how about that weather. >> how about that weather. we are talking about a hurricane making its way in through the eastern pacific just about ready to make landfall in cabo san lucas. you can see it will bring moisture up into the southwest from texas all of the way into arizona. a flood threat for the
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for arizona, new mexico, and texas. some places picking up three to five inches of rain. if this makes it up as a tropical system, it will be only the fourth time that a tropical or depression has made it into the tucson area. the last one, 1992. tropical storm lester. you can see there's the flood threat. risk of strong storms later today in upper mississippi river valley. next half hour w coming into the east. we are also watching again hermine trying to get the heck
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>> don't forget, get that weather any time you need it. check out the weather channel on cable. >> thank you for the forecast for my mommy. appreciate it. just ahead on trending, what men spend three weeks of their lives waiting on their better halves to do. >> another thing we can't tell you on live television. >> report to help you beat the rush. >> we're going back to work and school and we're hitting the roads and traffic is terrible again. are you taking the fastest route? my producer and i that was invigorating! you're probably wondering why i've just carved a giant wooden tiger. well, the answer is that a real one would maul me.
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rush. >> jeff ranieri is here helping us cut down the time and aggravation in the car. >> they won't let me inside. summer is over. we're back to school. back to work. the roads, they are getting ugly. here on 49th street outside of our studio. are you taking the fastest route to work or spending too much time caught in traffic. this morning, we'll save you time on your morning commute. we're trying out popular gps and work. we'll see what will get us here the fastest. it's a traffic nightmare. bumper to bumper. with no relief for miles but can your gps or smartphone really get you out of this? okay. we're setting up a driving challenge of our own to see if those apps will save us time on our morning commute. right now we're on long island. we'll drive into our nbc
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here with my producers lindsey and josh, josh is going to use the regular in car gps. lindsey is going to be using apple minneapolis. the icon on your iphone. and i'm going to use the waze app. we'll see who gets there first. everyone get in your cars. right away waze is diverting me on the service ro i'm flying by all this traffic. look at highway traffic. look at me. love it. but josh's car gps just programmed for the shortest route steers him straight onto the highway. >> we are crawling in right now. i still have 39 miles to go on this highway. >> over in lindsey's car, she programs apple maps for shortest time but for some reason it takes her onto the congesed
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>> it's like a parking lot out here. >> smooth sailing with waze. love it if it works. taking me down back roads and onto another highway. josh, he's not moving much at all. >> more brake lights. >> take a look at lindsey now. suddenly apple maps is guiding her on clear roads and apple maps is on a tunnel. let's see what happens when we get out. >> lindsey is back in the game. waze is taking me another way. miles away from lindsey's tunnel. >> i haven't been stuck in traffic at all. a lot of twist and turns but i always kept moving which feels better. sitting in traffic is the worst. now it's a race to the finish line. >> just a few more blocks to go.
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who's is going to be? at the nbc studios and take a look. no sign of josh or lindsey. i'm the first one here. waze wins. now i wait and wait. come on already, i could have had two coffees by now. here comes lindsey. nine minutes after us. i bet she thinks she won. we beat you by nine minutes. >> wow. >> but where's josh? >> come on, come . >> he's already pushing 20 minutes past me already. >> remember, his car gps is taking him on the shortest route, not necessarily the fastest. >> he finally decided to make it. he is here 30 minutes on the nose past me. a full half hour. >> are you kidding? that seemed to take forever. i'm so glad to be here. >> it really pays off. that's a lot of time in the morning when you could be at
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coffee doing a lot of things. >> sleeping. >> nice job, guys. thanks for roughing it. >> in our experiment both apple maps and waze saved us time. the cool thing the traffic information is crowd sourced so it's fellow drivers performing realtime data. here's another quick tip. no matter what gps you use or app go, into the settings. make sure it's on the shortest time instead of the shortest distance. as you can see the for goodness sake, how are you? thank you for coming by. can i come in already? i get to work and i can't come in. they tell me to come back outside. >> you just stay where you are. what do you have coming up tomorrow? >> does that hurt by the way? turning that way. >> i'm good. it just looks that way. >> tomorrow morning, the great escape continues after dealing with that traffic, you'll need a vacation. we got you covered. we'll show you where you can get the biggest deals right now through the entire fall season.
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slides and you can do whatever you want. we're talking about locations, luxury resorts, airlines where you can travel like a rock star on a budget. we're naming names. that's tomorrow right here on "today." >> all right. >> see you in a few minutes. >> thank you very much. coming up, what oprah is saying about new rumors that she's getting married. and carson shows us what one woman did for her son that just earned her the nickname supermom right after this. everyone knows someone who's lost weight on weight watchers. my sister does it. so what do they do? they go and change everything. are they crazy?! but guess what? it worked! it. worked. weight watchers members have lost 15% more weight in the first two months on the beyond the scale program than on our previous program. i am the better version of myself. this isn't a diet; this is a lifestyle change that works. join for free and get a free starter kit. hurry, offer ends september 19th. ??
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cars in the parking lot. she went back home and soon enough she and her son were in best dad disguise. she was met with cheers from parents and teachers. enjoying a doughnut at the event and helped put on that mustache. i know seeing other dads with their kids isn't easy for mine but it's life. at least i can do whatever it takes to put a face. #no excuses. no information about where the father is but the post went viral. i don't know you but what i do know is your son's face tells it all. he might not have it all but he has everything in you. feel-good story in texas. wouldn't be surprised if this ends up in your inbox today. >> i like that one. that's great.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, faith, love and loss. we go inside the emotional journey of country star joey rory feek as they document joey's life with cancer and the birth of their daughter. rory joins us live in studio 1a to share their story with the world. and grandma's wish granted. hoda helps one deserving woman check off her bucket list.
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with a surprise spin in a monster truck taking her on a ride she'll never forget. roasting rob lowe. >> you tried to take the air out of my retirement announcement so fast you can probably get a job as tom brady's ball boy. >> the best moments from the hilarious event and what actor is now saying about being the butt of all those jokes. "today," tuesday, september 6th, 2016. >> hello from minnesota. >> all of the way from alabama. >> good morning. >> good morning, chattanooga. >> it's her 21st birthday. >> i'm turning 22.
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?? >> beautiful day. look at what's blown in. hoda. >> good to have you here. >> i'm so excited. >> you have a great story. >> this week w deserving folks check something off their bucket list so we're surprising people. we had a grandma today. you're going to love her story. we'll talk to her in just a second. >> the reaction is awesome. >> it's day two of breaking "today" and this morning that guy is about to attempt the fastest escape from a straitjacket in suspension with chains.
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in case. >> we always have one around here. >> comes in handy. >> we'll watch that happened live. first, on this tuesday morning, it's time for the news at 8:00. >> reporter: we begin with the race for the white house. i'm kristen welker. hillary clinton heads to battleground florida later today. our latest nbc news survey monkey online poll shows clinton holding onto her lead. she's up six points nationally over donald trump. she's still facing tough questions about her e-mails and giving trump an opening to pounce. hillary clinton trying to turn the page on the issues still dogging her campaign barnstorming in ohio and illinois monday. >> we're going to run a campaign of issues, not insults. >> reporter: and answering tough questions on her new campaign press plane. nbc's andrea mitchell asking about why she told the fbi she couldn't remember details about how information is classified.
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certain meetings, whether or not they had occurred, doesn't in any way affect the commitment that i had and still have to the treatment of classified material. >> reporter: clinton's health also making headlines after this coughing fit monday, which she made light of. >> every time i think about trump i get allergic. >> reporter: clinton telling reporters it's just seasonal allergies but it comes amidst republican conspiracy >> i'm not concerned about the conspiracy theories. there are so many of them i've lost track of them so i pay no attention to them. >> reporter: a sign of the escalating race, clinton's plane and donald trump's on a cleveland tarmac. he tried to clarify his immigration policy.
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>> reporter: accusing hillary clinton of not looking presidential. clinton's running mate tim kaine attacked. >> at the end of second term of hillary clinton, donald trump will still be saying that very same thing as he's hawking bottled water somewhere. >> reporter: clinton yesterday also accused russia of meddling in the u.s. elect new ad highlighting some of the controversial comments that donald trump has made about veterans. trump answering announcing 88 retired generals and admirals who now support him ahead of the nbc news commander in chief forum tomorrow night. trump will campaign in virginia beach later today. matt, back to you. >> kristen welker, thank you very much. president obama pledged $90 million this morning to clear away unexploded bombs in laos.
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during the war in neighboring vietnam. they still kill or maim dozens of people every year. the president didn't apologize but said the u.s. has a moral obligation to help heal the lasting wounds of that war. he's in laos for meetings to strengthen u.s. diplomatic ties in that region. the president appears likely to drop a proposal that would have ruled out any nuclear first strike by the united states. according to "the new york times," this question of abandoning that first strike summer. the president wants to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in u.s. strategy but defense and state department officials argue that such a move could signal a lack of resolve by the u.s. at a time when russia and china are being more aggressive. want to tell you about a bizarre story out of california where a former san francisco 49ers player was arrested for attacking to men at a hotel after he entered the wrong room.
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stumbling down a walkway with a bloody face. miller tried to enter the wrong room at a marriott hotel and got into an altercation with a 70-year-old man and his son. both of those men were taken to a local hospital with officials saying the elder man suffered broken bones. police say miller then ran off to a motel across the street. miller faces several felony charges and was released by the 49ers on monday. up next, proof ball boy can be a difficult and painful job. >> i wonder how that one ends. a grand encore. how barbra streisand added more history to that legendary career. >> of course she did. and their wish is my command. how we're turning bucket list dreams into reality for some deserving viewers.
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we're back. it's 8:11. "trending" time people. nothing like "trending" party. what is one of the most irritating things about shopping? i know you like to shop. >> waiting around. if you're sitting there forever. >> when someone else is shopping? >> nothing t. men spend on average per year the equivalent of three weeks of their lives waiting for their wives or girlfriends to shop. sorry. my facts were wrong. three weeks of their lives waiting. >> i was going to say a year. >> three weeks of their lives waiting. >> shopping two times a month
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>> they spent two weeks answering the question does this make my butt look bad. >> i don't mind shopping with someone if they don't mind i can go outside when i'm bored. i'll be right here. >> they could put a small bar kiosk. >> i don't like to shop with anyone. definitely not my husband. >> worst part of shopping for me is we would drive into the parking lot and our parents would see a spot and they would make us get out stand there with three kids holding the spot. >> when i got my driver's license, my dad said you're taking your mother shopping. you want the car. here you go. you take her shopping. >> it all makes sense now. >> it's been a tough couple days for ball boys in professional sports. let's start with the u.s. open. sometimes on "trending" the video really needs no explanation. just watch. firing off a serve where no
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the ball speed 123 miles per hour. insert joke here, matt lauer. >> need this job. >> knock the wind out of you moment. things weren't better for the oakland a's ball boy. the team relies on him to catch foul balls because there's no wall to protect players in the bull pen. great hits the wall and then ricocheting off the back of pitcher chris smith's head. he did not look happy. threw the towel down. >> you have to make that play, kid. come on. >> a for effort. >> get a better jump on the ball. >> what park still has pitcher sitting out there? >> a lot of them do.
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start." >> is oprah ready to marry her partner of 30 years? they say oprah is in the middle of planning a dream wedding complete with a vera wang dress and a $4 million honeymoon. someone forgot to share those details with oprah. six people who know we well have called today congratulating me or surprised they weren't invited. the great barbra streisand, just scored her 11th number one album. it's called "encore." singing with celebrities like jamie fox and melissa mccarthy. she's tied for third for the artist with the number one albums. pretty amazing. and rob lowe, probably waking up
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celebrity to be roasted. these are only two we can show you on morning tv. >> it's not easy being rob. he said being so handsome made it difficult for him to find meaningful roles. i wanted to ask brad pitt about that but he was so busy acting in meaningful roles. >> the only thing you're consistently i never mastered one character let alone 140. >> "snl" released a compilation of best sketches. the pope insists on always being in a soundproof glass box. >> there you go. that's your "pop start."
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facebook page. you see outside the window folks with umbrellas and actually some remnants, some rain, from hermine, making its way. you can see it spinning around. hermine will not get out of here. been talking about it for 20 days. 65-mile-per-hour winds. it eventually heads out to sea but not before causing problems in beach erosion. we also have strong storms stretching across the northern storms from green bay to des moines with a risk of isolated tornado and heavy rain from missouri all of the way stretching up into parts of wisconsin and also minnesota as well.
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>> heading out the door, check us out on "today" show radio. as we all know, hoda is really good people. >> loves to do this. we saw her skills on full display last fall as part of make your "today" story. we commissioned her to give us another series. this week she's bringing us hoda's bucket list granted. what is this about? >> love this one. everyone has things they're dying to do in their lives and for most people those dreams would be impossible to achieve so we thought why not pull some "today" show strings and help a few deserving people check
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all were nominated by their loved ones and none had a clue it was coming. >> she's going to see hoda first and then us? >> sisters, erin, kelly and meredith, hatched an elaborate skin involving shards of broken glass to witness mom do this. >> my god. first, a little back story. >> my and gives and asking for nothing in return. >> she has an amazing heart. she loves people. she loves to help. >> it would be so nice for her to have something just for her. >> my mom is this funny, proper grandmother but yet she has this thing with monster trucks. even when she sees someone with a jacked up truck on the road, that would be so fun to drive. >> only thing she's done close
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loved it. >> to grant this bucket list wish and get grandma behind the wheel, we enlist mark hall, driver of the 5 ton boeheimith. >> go ahead. this is your spot. i'm going to be over here. so you'll be able to see me. your mom is going to be back there. t' to process. when she sees a monster truck and realizes that hoda is there for her, she's going to freak out. >> you are very, very handsome. >> cheryl thinks she's coming to the fairgrounds to visit the horses. after a few moments, they notice our set. cheryl doesn't want to interrupt
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cheryl. how are you? >> fine. >> hi, mommy. >> you're here. >> all of your girls got together and they told us what an amazing person you are. so we have a plan for you today. >> i will ask questions later. >> we do have surprises in store. >> en route, i chat with cheryl about her amazing family. >> i'm so proud of >> she has no idea they are all waiting steps away. >> why are you crying, nana? >> because you cry when you're happy. >> remember cheryl is oblivious to what's coming next. >> you have a lot of things on your bucket list. we don't have them all but we
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>> oh my god. >> that is your monster truck. >> i love them. i think it's the noise. i think it's just that they are so huge and ridiculous looking. my favorites right now are the raminator. >> should we go for a spin? >> we should. are you driving? >> this there's your ride. >> park. you have reverse. neutral. >> how do you start it? >> what is happening? >> how does it feel?
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>> do you want me to do some wheelies? >> how did that feel? >> wow. >> are you ready for more? >> she's ready for more. >> this is your test drive. here we go. go slow and crunch those cars. yes. yes. >> got a couple doors a >> you knocked them around. >> where is all your family? where did they go? >> it is your next target. you are going to ride over and demolish those cars. >> my god. >> don't worry, cheryl is riding shotgun on this one. >> start your engines. >> here we go.
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i can't look. i think i would like to do 10 or 12 more cars. >> i just want her to know that we remember everything she says and everything she does for us. >> and how loved she is by every single person in this family. >> i hope that this makes her day or week or year. >> grandma crushed it literally. >> >> like an astronaut coming home from the moon. >> what i learned from cheryl is that it's not just about crossing something off a list. it's about who's there beside you when you do it. >> love that family so much. you guys, you don't want to miss tomorrow. we catch up with a team and cast of hundreds and give one viewer a really awesome surprise and she freaks out.
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raminator for a second. were those her family cars? >> they were junkers. >> her grandsons little cars she ran over? >> we brought those with us. >> let's just crush some cars. >> go big, baby. >> thank you. coming up, blink and you're going to miss this. this guy is going to try to break his own record for the fastest straitjacket escape while suspended in chains. oh that again?
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we're back now 8:30 on this tuesday morning. it's the 6th day of september. i'll hold that for you. you shouldn't have to hold that. carson, sneak in here. al, you're out of luck. >> some of the people here extending holiday weekend. >> i would imagine. >> nice to have you with us. >> one of the nice folks asked me how old charlie was. i don't exactly know. he's ten weeks old for those who might be curious. >> gained seven pounds since he joined us. >> don't try this at home. illusionist lucas wilson will attempt to break his own
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while dangling from chains. >> our pal elizabeth is in the kitchen with a one skillet dinner that will become your family favorite. >> that's cornbread crust. that looks really good. >> i saw sausage. we look forward to that. just ahead, a story that has touched so many people. we'll talk to country singer rory feek about how he's honoring his wife joey six months after he lost her to cancer. >> first a check of the wea >> let's show you what we've got going on. so we're talking about hermine. starts off day one august 1st faced dry air. didn't think it would do much. we'll take a look by day seven interacting with the leeward islands. hanging tough. we move to august 28th, day 11. becomes tropical depression number 9. it keeps going into the gulf and begins hermine on day 14 and
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september 2nd. and here we go. making its way out into the atlantic and now it's september 6th, day 20, and we can't get rid of this thing. that's why it's windy and wet here in the northeast. real brisk breeze blowing. that's what's going on around >> will this wind be a problem for you?
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>> good luck. guys, back to you. >> al, thank you so much. back in march 40-year-old country singer joey feek lost her long battle with cancer. her husband, rory, chronicled their emotional journey and he's sharing it with the world. we'll talk to him in just a moment. first, how his wife's story captured the hearts of millions. >> i'm sure mighty excited about everything. >> yes, i am too. >> grammy nominated country duo rory and joey feek were at peak of their career in 2014 when they decided to take a break. they were expecting their first child and wanted to live a simpler life on their tennessee farm. soon their daughter, indiana, was born. but just a few months later the couple learned joey had cancer and that their newborn baby girl had down syndrome. >> it came as a complete surprise.
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have. >> rory documented their journey on film and through his heartfelt blog, this life i live. >> i got my pumpkin carved. >> he initially thought their story would be about life in the country or maybe about raising their daughter or even miss hispaniola wife's cancer. but as their lives unfolded over a two-year span, it would soon turn into a story of their love, joey feek passed away from cervical cancer on march 4th but rory is committed to having her spirit live on in his new documentary, to joey with love. >> so good to see you. >> good morning, savannah. thank you for having me. >> it hasn't been that long. i don't know how you did this. >> six months and two days. >> how are you doing? >> i'm doing well. i'm doing as well as a man can
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person. as we've tried to document, you know, in some ways she's still here. >> it's such a love story. i mean, i think there's love in every single frame. was it hard to go through this process of looking through that video or did you find kind of walking through those memories to be ket ardic? >> when joey passed march, we came home to the farm and i couldn't remember my wife healthy until i started going through the footage and then i saw her come back to life, and i was able in making the film to watch her life happen in realtime again. it was amazing. >> it's a story of hope and above all things a story of love and faith. i know there are people who will hear this for the first time and
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that faith? how do you do it? how did you hold on? how do you still have your faith? >> joey and i had a childlike faith. we don't even really understand how it works. we just put our faith in god and somehow he makes it okay even when it's not okay. >> tell me about indiana. you call her indy, right? a little cutie. just turned two. >> 2 1/2. she's doing amazing. she's in a school back in nashville called high hopes. every day. she's so happy. she's a blessing also. not only for joey while joey was here but also for me now that joey is not. >> she's got that sparkle just like her mom. when i look at this footage, what's also so beautiful is that place. that farm. just you can see why you fell in love with it and why you guys wanted to make this happy home there. what's it like being there now? is that something where you feel like, gosh, we've had to make
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>> it's mostly a comfort. we have a cemetery about a hundred yards behind the farm where the people who built our farmhouse in the 1870s are buried and where we laid my wife to rest. we can look out the back porch and feel her there and she's not far away to watch life happen. it's pretty special to be there. >> i know all of the stories we've covered on the "today" show, this one resonates sch just really connected and followed your story and blog and care so much about you. have you thought about why is that? why people are responding to this story? >> i don't really know. i think that maybe like me, they rarely get to see a beautiful love story. even if it's tragic. sometimes the most beautiful
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tragedy. they get to see it because we've shared it. i'm in awe of it. i can see why it would matter to them. >> it's an extraordinary documentary. you're very generous to open your heart and lives to everybody. you have a book coming out based on the blog next spring. >> valentine's day called "this life i live." >> thank you so much. give a big hug to little indy >> thank you so much. we should mention to joey with love opens in select cities on september 20th.
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>> all right. day two of break it "today." we're teaming up with guinness world records to see what daring
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world records 2017 book. on monday if you didn't see it, we saw gymnast raymond butler reclaim his title for the furthest backflip into a pair of pants. >> wow. >> today it's a guy bound and determined to break his own record. take a look. meet the escape artist. illusionist lucas wilson can get out of almost situation. he currently holds three guinness world record titles for the fastest escape from straitjacket. he's done it mid air hanging upside down while wrapped in chains and most recently freed himself while submerged under water. today he'll try to outdo himself beating his own record for the fastest escape from a straitjacket in suspension and chains. his time to beat, 10.6 seconds.
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yet. here's what's happened. savannah has let lucas borrow her straitjacket. he's rigged up in the jacket. he's getting ready to get started under the watchful eye of the official guinness world record adjudicator rob malloy. you started magic at a young age. how did it end up here? >> we all stand on shoulders that came before us. houdini was known for getting his name out there. instead of just doing it, i decideded to break a guinness world record at a same time. >> is it difficult, is it dangerous, is it both? >> it's a little bit of everything. over a year half of rehearing to break the record the first time. you have chains around you upside down and all tied up. >> have you ever hurt yourself doing this? dislocated stuff? >> i'm recovering from a black
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the eye and i had a black eye for a week. >> just standing there would impress us. why do it upside down? >> it's the iconic image of houdini. >> are you feeling nervous? >> i feel good. >> he's trying to break his own record which is what? >> 10.6 seconds. >> 10.6 seconds he has to be completely >> free of the chains and the jacket. >> this is going to take a few seconds. come over here. even if he doesn't make it today because it drizzled, he still holds the record. >> he's the current record holder. >> all right. >> competing with himself. this will be available for you, matt, afterwards if you want to hang upside down after the show. >> look at the flags. they're blowing pretty good. >> what kind of weather will he
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>> a good 10 to 15-mile-per-hour breeze going. >> lucas, are you feeling all right? >> feeling great. >> all right. let's take him up. there we go. all right. this is when the blood begins to rush to his head. has to make it more difficult. rob, are you going to be the one that starts the clock and the countdown. >> lucas, are you ready? >> ready. >> three, two, one, go. >> my gosh. wow. >> how's he doing? what's the time? >> the record to beat was 10.6.
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>> the wind. >> a half second. a half a second. can we let lucas down? can we bring him down? >> there's some other news because lucas also submitted a claim to have the most straitjacket escapes in a one-hour period. how did that work? he did that earlier? >> he did. he submitted that to us back in june. guinness world records. the record to beat was 54 and today i can confirm that lucas achieved 98 escapes from a straitjacket in one hour. >> you crushed that record. >> a new guinness world record title. >> lucas, congratulations. well done. >> thank you. >> really well done. >> thank you. thank you. >> how are you feeling. >> unbelievable. unbelievable.
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lucas, well done. rob, thanks very much. what's the crane guy's name? charlie. way to go, charlie. >> what's the crane's name? >> all right. >> up next, a recipe for a one skillet dish that won't need a lot of your time to prepare.
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this morning on "today food," your new family favorite with summer over and busy summer schedules, you need to get dinner on the table fast. elizabeth is here with a creative and simple solution you might want to try this one tonight. elizabeth, good to see you. >> you're going to try it today. >> i can hear parents at home applauding this. one skillet. start to finish not very long. and that's really important when
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activities after school. >> it really has everything. it has vegetables. it has protein. we're doing it with sausage. you can pick any sausage you like. i like a mixture of hot and spicy. spicy and sweet. >> let's look at the ingredient table. we have cheese over there. >> parmesan because everything tastes better with parmesan. a cornbread topping that's the basics of the top and i put kale in it. i don't think your kids are going to -- >> i you can use different kind of sausage? >> you can use turkey. you can use chicken. you can probably even use tofu. we are using pork sausage today. you put a little bit of olive oil in a skillet. you're just going to brown the sausage. you want to cook them through because there's not that much time in the oven. you take them out and all you have to do is slice them. everything is bite size.
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fork. you should have no other utensil needed. once you take all of the sausages out and slice them, why don't you add the onion and garlic so it's onion and garlic and saute those. you just want them to be sauced. not brown. for kale i'll derib the kale. you take out the rib because it really is the stalky portion and you don't want it. and then you just chop that up. no real size to it. very basic and easy. you then once the onions are softened, you'll add the kale. that just takes about two minutes or something not even. you'll move that around. then you'll season it with a bit of salt. >> let me interrupt. we have people downstairs. they are now doing the taste test. >> unbelievable. >> there are no words. >> i love you. >> everything you need. >> with fall coming in and
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she took it as a compliment. >> we understand each other. she knows. >> it has all of the good foods in it. i add sausages back in. heat that up. we'll cut that because we'll go through magic of television. we'll make cornbread top. you take milk. put it into an egg. beat that cheese. that's good. okay. it's all going together. this is just -- you add wet to dry. okay. and then you just mix that up. so that is a cornbread box mix. you can buy jiffy. it's like 79 cents. mix all of that up and then that through magic of tv we have sausage and kale, et cetera.
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>> that's mixed. it's fine. we're good. we'll put that on top. you're just going to spread it over. again, don't -- this isn't fussy food. just get it done. >> anything better than cornbread taste right next to sausage. >> i think a beer would be good with this. >> cornbread meal in a bread bowl. >> beyond good. >> >> home run. >> i've been on the show so many many times and i don't know if you're going to like it. >> savannah just beat the world record for eating the fastest meal on a show. >> let's wish elizabeth a happy birthday. >> for this recipe and more head to today.com/food. we're back in a moment.
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>> that was so good. >> that is stick to your ribs. >> it really is. love it. >> should we do birthdays? >> you betcha. put smucker's jam on that. that would be fantastic. first up, a happy 102nd birthday to anthony. this world traveler from north
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every night. and mr. j.p. garcia of albuquerque, new mexico, is 101 years old. we thank him for his service. world war ii vet. he takes pride in his country and his family. happy 101st birthday to sarah from boston, massachusetts. she loves to bake. we would love to try them. and 100 years old for i love this. goldy. goldie celebrating 100 years old. a first and second grade teacher until she was 85. happy 100th birthday to marshall brooks. we want to hear if you have a
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great. be sure to include a picture of you and your teacher together if you have one. mrs. fryer and sister emmanuel were mine.
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this morning on "today's take," beyonce's epic birthday bash. the queen turns 35 about a who's who list of a-list friends and i'll look at what happens below deck on one of the hottest shows and curtis stone with a 30-minute dinner. t >> announc: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, tamron hall, and billy bush live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning, september 6th, 2016. tamron and i are here as we were yesterday. al enjoying the day off as you should, sir. >> very nice. with the family. >> cooking copiously for the
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and about ten people and you spend a lot of time cooking but it's fun. my daughter courtney was helping. she whipped up some -- >> not really a labor day for her. she's home with the family. >> she was labor. >> look at what al cooked. >> for breakfast we had cinnamon rolls and bacon and chicken apple sausage and for saturday i madevo sausage and scrambled eggs and did some berries and then for dinner we did grilled corn. courtney made potato salad and chicken. i made butterfly grilled leg of lamb. >> where would you go in first? >> bacon. >> can we put it back up, please. we want to map out. i would go -- that corn? butterfly lamb.
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toast sandwich. >> we both had a reaction when he said chicken apple sausage. >> it's a snack. >> i can taste it almost. >> this is the way al loves. >> it's what we do. >> deborah in the beginning -- >> that's how i keep my children. >> who does dishes now? my wife kicked me off the grill. she won't even let me go out. i get >> everybody else does the dishes. i do some cleaning as i go. >> you clean as you go? >> yeah. >> that's professional. >> so you and people we said before, you go home most days and you prepare a meal for your family. >> yep. >> that's impressive. >> that's the way he loves. we all love differently. >> i go through sports and activities and we're going to hike and sweat together. >> what did you do with
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i have a teenage boy. he's a machine. he's a machine. >> he ate how many roker burgers that day? >> he ate two. we were out on our friend's boat. >> on a pontoon boat. >> it's a living room on a float. it's fantastic. it's the best. >> you can't really water ski. >> some of the new ones you can water ski. people are tubing on them. >> >> you know who would love being on a party boat like that, beyonce. that's how she should have celebrated. >> with you and nick. >> i can see jay-z driving that boat. yeah. >> they are more yacht people. >> jay-z hasn't lived until he got on a pontoon boat. >> if you are part of the bee hive or know anybody in the bee hive, gather around. >> beyonce is on vocal rest.
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concert in new jersey at metlife stadium. that's now pushed a month to october 7th. it didn't stop last night. bee celebrating the 35th birthday with a soul train party. do you have to cancel the birthday party? >> no. >> at the risk of upsetting the hive it's a question and not an opinion. those that upset the hive had >> this is jay-z as jimi hendrix. that's beyonce. that's the soul train line at their birthday party. alicia keys was there. her husband. chance, the rapper. puffy was there. look at puffy. >> that's randy watson.
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>> that's usher in the background with jay-z. >> you know what? this is too big. you don't have to talk at this party. just dance and move. >> dance. love it. >> i love that. >> happy birthday, beyonce. >> over the weekend an absolute battle royal breaks out between the oldies and the newbies here. you have baby boomers and generation x piling up on the millennials. a hashtag a millennial. >> it's trending. >> it's ugly. the older generation gets it started. millennials got a few shots in as well. the oldies come out with pay them cash instead of exposure #how to confuse a millennial. >> oldies kept piling on.
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show them a first place trophy. >> newbies come back here. down but not out. come help me get set up on this twitter.com thing so i can post about how bad your generation is. how to confuse -- >> that's a little weak. i think it's weak. we're already on. we're already slamming you. so we don't really need your help. >> we're generation x. he's the >> he's the sensible of the three of us. millennials brought the real heat. how to confuse a millennial, destroy the environment, destroy the economy, destroy the housing market and then call millennials lazy. >> i'll give you two points for that one. >> all right. chase crawford who tweeted, i'm already confused. i didn't know this many old people used twitter.
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so the round goes to the newbies. >> they win it. >> they grew up with this. it's really -- it's not that big of a deal. >> 2008 is when twitter really took off. that's the big year. we were all -- >> i just think it's fantastic that everybody got restless over the weekend and we had generational wars. >> mel gibson is not on twitter and he shouldn't be. coming up, can we call it a comeback though? th a standing ovation at the venice film festival. is
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"today's take." is mel gibson out of the penalty box after a ten-year stint? his new film "hack saw ridge" debuted in venice over the weekend. critics loved it. interesting. we go back to 2006. he was arrested for drunk driving on the pacific coast highway which launched him into an anti-semitic tirade to the officers. that was and but now it seems that maybe he's out. ten-minute standing ovation for mel. does talent always -- >> the question is though can you separate the art from the director? nate parker is going through this with "birth of a nation" and it's controversy. it may not be that people are ready to let him out of the penalty box. >> we don't know if he did or didn't. with mel we know. >> he was acquitted and it's
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the way he handled it after the fact. >> gabrielle union wrote -- she's a victim of rape. >> whether it's woody allen, the list goes on and on, can you separate the artistry from the artist? that may be what people are saying with mel gibson. i don't know. what do you think? >> look, i think we don't know what's in his heart. only he does. >> we heard it on the tape. >> we did. that's change? i think people can. people can ask for forgiveness and try to make themselves better. people will make that decision. >> it's an important film. the film is about a young medic who will not fight and pick up arms but he saves a bunch of his -- serves his country. but mel it seems also the bigger
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anti-semitic tirade was so bad. i think also it's speculated -- i don't know if it's confirmed, that mel suffered from bipolar and mental illness. was he in his right mind when he was doing this? i don't know. i think that's -- because we take into account in so many other areas where people have offended. >> did he ever say that was the reason that he went on the tirade? did he cite his mental health? you, i remember following the story. i remember hearing the tape, the reaction. people shutting down on him. i don't know. paula deen. she came on the show and she begged for forgiveness. i remember that. her career suffered greatly. not as long but -- i think it also boils down to and maybe all
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publicly and ask your fans and those to forgive you. paula deen tried it. she goes on cruises. did michael do that? >> i think he's so broken and gone. i asked jerry about it a couple times. i said is it okay? is the landscape okay? is it right for him to come back yet. he said i think so. i don't think he wants to. >> the movie is getting great re hearing concerning reports that it's very good. >> he's concerned oh no. >> i have to say the film is good. it is mel gibson. someone better than good is great. serena williams making history. she won her match at the u.s. open last night.
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it gives her 308 match win in grand slam events surpassing roger federer. i saw a billboard in new york, we were trying to grab a picture. it said greatest female athlete and then it crossed out female and says greatest athlete. it gave me a goosebump moment there. >> she's definitely in the conversation. >> what's going on with hermine? is it going to leave at some point? >> eventually. by thursday it will be gone. in the meantime, we've been >> we've been talking about this for 20 days. there's no steering currents. we've had showers in new york city. breezy. 65-mile-per-hour winds. you can see that it hooks a little u-turn and thursday it is still there. we have minor coastal flooding at high tides from norfolk to ocean city. making its way into southern new
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>> that is your latest weather. >> i'm hungry. curtis stone is here. you can smell the food. i'm having a physical >> you have that reaction with curtis. smells like that. fantastic. labor day is behind us. are you ready to fall forward? we'll get you ready for the new season with some festive food and decor hacks after these messages. sara, could you come in here. yep, coming. oh wow, what kind of underwear are those? they're breathable underwear from fruit of the loom. [gasp] what are those? guys... they're breathable underwear from fruit of the loom. yes, they have these tiny holes to let the air through, can you help me?
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pumpkins. start off with a piece of toilet paper. on a dinner napkin. tuck it right in. super simple. >> where do i display this in my home? >> you can probably put if in the bathroom maybe or guest room. you can use it afterwards. a cute way to hide it. >> this is where you put your spare rolls. >> now it makes sense. i did not know where i was going to put the toilet paper pumpkin. you put the roll under and people can't find it. >> it's done and done. >> okay. i love fresh pine cones. >> gather them in your backyard. spray paint them. use rose gold which is on trend. a little pop and glitter. put them in a big bowl. use a nice hurricane and candle.
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>> that's good. >> for your party. you're not a veggie person. you always have to have a veggie plate at the party. hollow out the squash. put dip in there. go for it. >> and this is adorable. >> this is my favorite. these are kissing balls. >> they're what? >> called kissing balls. >> it's like a wedding tradition. you can use them all year long. use any kind you start off with a plain styrofoam ball. wrap string around it. stick the flowers in. >> do you put them over somebody's head? >> if you do a buffet party you can hang them over the table. originally like mistletoe, that was the original hanging kissing ball. >> okay. that's cute. >> can i use real flowers? >> i think you need silk flowers because you need to shove them
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strong. you can do this all year long. >> you can hang it over your front door. >> yes. >> cute. >> all right. learn something new every day on this show. kissing balls. never heard of that. coming up, billy goes below deck to get a peek at one of tv's hottest shows. it's not smooth sailing for the rich and famous high sea adventurend kissing balls.
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there's boat loads of drama onboard so i suited up to work for the day with the sea captain at the helm. >> good to see you, sir. >> i might have come off a little strong with the captain. might i say one thing, you look very handsome today. very powerful. >> you're sucking up. billy needs to stop sucking up. you have a tremendous resemblance to kenny rogers. it's had a very awkward moment with emily who is very sweet. wow. >> we have towels here. we're doing swan fold. you're good at this. he was asking me a question. >> do you have any overserved guests? overserved. too much alcohol or something and they hit on you a little bit. what do you do about that?
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i'm sorry. what were we talking about? emily, thank you for your help. that was very memorable. thank you very much. anything else? >> get the stainless out there. makes sure it's stain less. understood. >> what's up? what's up? >> sometimes you have to be hard on they'll walk over us. >> i thought we would bro's. chest out with me. >> i'm senior deck hand. >> i think you made up that title. it's not really a title. you're splitting hairs. there's no such thing as a senior deck hand. wax on, wax off captain kenny rogers.
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>> how are you doing? >> anything you need. of course. we have guests arriving. >> is there a cocktail we can have. >> a bottle of wine in my bag. >> ben is a good time. >> it's unprofessional to be honest. >> cheers. >> it's for the guests but who cares. we're more important than them. we're doing a charlie brown. i don't know where billy acquired these knife skills. he must have worked in a fine ding what do we serve? cocktails for the ladies? >> that's massive drink. >> one very stiff cocktail. two very stiff cocktails. i think they'll be happy with that. the guests are lovely. ladies, enjoy. anything you need? >> i think maybe some plates and forks would be awesome.
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where's the plate? cheese platter. >> what are these? >> the chef brought something that's been confused for boat fuel before. be careful. if i had to give myself a grade for opening day as deck hand, i would say a. >> billy's performance was adequate. i would give him a solid b. >> a plus. >> posted up on >> posted up on me. what's going on. you may have noticed cocktails we served guests were only filled halfway. it was revealed later when our producers went into the kitchen, look at this. we left the go pro running. there's the senior deck hand. >> those are drinks you actually served to the guests?
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you've been on the show three weeks. once a week you have to show your chest. >> in popular demand. >> by who? who is asking? >> your twitter feed. >> not true. >> we thank b & b yacht charters. big shout out to captain brad. he's the real captain. he was working that afternoon. we came onboard and had fun. >> i love the go pro them drinking the drinks. >> by the way, you can catch the season premiere "below deck" at 9:00, 8:00 central at bravo. >> you're going to say bravo after you see what curtis stone whips up for us. if you have 20 minutes, we've got the meal for you on a busy school night right after these messages. before taking his team to state for the first time...
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you put all that into your food processor. parmesan cheese. a good amount of extra virgin olive oil. you pour that in. come on now. work it. bump and grind. bend the knees a little. get into it. >> bump and grind, al. >> you don't want to see that. >> you can take the fast way or the slow way. i'm adding olive oil through the top of my it's a little messy. good thing about cooking that way is it gives you a workout which i like. once you made your pesto -- >> more rustic looking. >> no problem with chunks you have left in there. once you made your pesto and if you want to use store bought, you can. i have salt and pepper. good man. you want to hear it sizzle when you put this into your hot pan. cooking it in olive oil and
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so we get a nice sear on our chicken breast. it will look like this in a couple minutes. >> could you use a boneless chicken thigh. >> delicious. make sure it's skinless. you're going to add pesto which gives you richness. you go ahead and cover that. it's so simple. you throw it in the oven. just cook chicken breast through. 375 for about maybe 15 minutes. and then we get to the spaghetti. i have spaghetti. olive oil in here. pine nuts. pasta water is good. dump that in, al. beautiful. so spaghetti goes in. and if you need to loose it up like i said, just a little more of that pasta water. >> reserve some of that.
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parsley. parmesan cheese is nice. and then you just sort of toss that together and you get this beautiful sort of consistency. it's really simple. >> kind of makes its own sauce in a way. >> it really does. if you want to roast cherry tomatoes, that would be nice. a little trick from a chef. you get a roasting fork and twist it like that. and then when you pick it up just like twists and then you bring it over to your plate and you push it down. >> spaghetti mountain. >> you get a spaghetti twist. >> that's how you serve yourself. >> very good. that's it. >> looks terrific. >> thank you so much, my friend. always good to see you. for the recipe, head to
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a storm here. let's see what we're cooking up as far as your weather is concerned. it will heat up in the eastern half of the u.s. for today. look for strong storms up in the northern mississippi river valley. we've got a flood threat in the southwest. wet weather in the pacific northwest. tomorrow that heat continues in the east. hot and humid through the gulf coast. we've got tropical rain through the southwest. some sprinkles in the pacific northwest. always good on ice cream. not so good if you're trying to do something outside ande looking at strong storms through the upper midwest.
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she's been called a pioneer in film and champion for women in the entertainment industry. ava duvernay, best known for directing the powerful film "selma" nominated for best picture academy and won for best original song. >> eva also produced a feature "middle of nowhere" at the sundance film festival. >> back with one of the most highly anticipated projects yet of the new drama, "queen sugar." take a look. >> how long have you been gone? you haven't been gone that long. you can't remember how it's
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for some reason you've been blocking me at every turn. >> we don't honor our family by setting friends and family outside at fancy tables. we don't honor our father by having strangers serve those grieving. we serve comfort food to those who need comfort and we do it with our own hands. that's how a family does it. >> eva, i saw the screening last week. i told you it's one of the most beautiful things movie. film. tv. i don't care what category. you use the word luxurious. tell us why you put that word on this project. >> it takes a moment to kind of sink into the story. you have to allow yourself to do that. it requires a certain amount of patience to kind of sit there this day and age when everything is plot driven to actually say i'm going to relax into the
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that was really our intention to try to create television that allows to you slow down for a moment. >> when you have the support and you have had such great relationship with oprah and you have the support that you know you need, how is that for you as a director? >> i'm more confident. i have that safety net. i can try things on other networks i can't try. it's a network owned by an artist. an actress and storyteller. she says tell to tell and let's present that. >> do you feel like you had expectations? you have family. you have family dealing with loss. and then you have socially conscious issues that you're bringing in there. handling all kinds of things at one time. was there a pressure to that or was there total free reign? >> it felt like joy. every day i get to do this. that's the way i went into it.
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costumes, the music, we all got together with that cast and we just did it from a place of joy. it was fun. >> you talk about the cast, hottest cast on television. >> good looking cast. >> they are gorgeous. >> not tough to look at. you know, they were thees stunning. it worked out. >> amazing. >> people go through loss too. >> and it doesn't make them any less attractive. >> that's true. absolutely. >> you also directed an episode of "scandal." i guess powerful and great attract each other. >> that's kind. i got this tv bug because
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format. i directed an episode of "scandal." that was a couple years ago. this is a whole lot of fun. tv. >> we have to have those. >> you know what, how could i forget -- do we have the video of when i was your intern? are you ready to grade me my final grade. >> let's do it. >> let's show this that's me. i was directing. i know it doesn't look like that. >> looks like you're one step above getting coffee right now. >> i was intern on the set of "queen sugar" in new orleans. i worked hard. >> a little bossy. a little pushy. >> welcome to our world. >> something to work on. >> he can say it.
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>> it's sold out. >> we love you. the project is tremendous. queen sugar tonight on own. >> only time you'll see it without commercials. >> i'll be live tweeting this. we're back in a moment.
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>> what's coming up? >> it's tradition. >> we have soul song united singing for us and bucket list grandma and curtis is here.
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> it is booze day tuesday, also known as spanky tuesday. we hope you all had a wonderful day labor day weekend. we hope you didn't get affected by hermine. >> we thought we would get rained in. instead, it was gorgeous on the east coast for the most part.

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