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charge it later writing i don't know if i have wifi. how do i find out? and some are not state secrets. she e-mails for milk for tea and the tv schedules for "parks and recreation" and "the good wife." with a quarter of the e-mails released the controversy is taking a political toll. many democrats are nervous about what the fbi may find. republicans are pouncing on the controversy. as dick cheney did on cnn. >> i think it was sloppy and unprofessional. it reflects a lack of understanding about how easy it is for adversaries to tap into communications. >> reporter: meanwhile clinton's once enormous lead over bernie sanders in iowa has shrunk to seven points in the most recent poll. sanders told me he rejects any similarity. >> no. i don't accept that for a moment.
we are not engaged here in demagoguery, racist attacks, outrageous attacks against mexicans. >> reporter: now trump faces competition from dr. ben carson, now tying trump along likely iowa caucus goers in a new poll. closely watching clinton's e-mail troubles, joe biden. he's considering a race and if he decides to give it his all despite the tragic death of his son beau. and this may be a season where his attributes are matched with the times. >> thank you so much. let's turn to chuck todd, moderator of "meet the press." good morning. >> good morning. >> taking this e-mail controversy, the central accusation, what people are worried about is did she mishandle classified information? with this latest batch of 7,000 plus e-mails is there a smoking gun on the issue? >> there's not the whole
word. >> what does she know. >> whether she knowingly passed around classified information. there is no evidence to suggest that story doesn't hold up. remember, these are e-mails she chose to release. these are still e-mails she chose to release and gave the state department. so there's that caveat. while she may be out of legal jeopardy as far as this release is concerned there is still a political aspect. the most damning e-mail is the one from huma that says, hey, i.t. didn't know they had your e-mail in here. she couldn't get e-mail at the time. she said they didn't know about your private e-mail set-up. how was it more convenient to have your own system? who has i.t. at home? isn't it easier to get your e-mail via work? i think that excuse is the one that's the least believable. the most logical explanation is she was trying to get out of
congressional information and freedom of information act. >> clinton campaign is saying this is a media-driven, partisan story from republicans who want to do damage to her, prevent her from becoming president. do you now see evidence inside the campaign they view this as a problem? >> they do now. they know they have a perception problem with democrat elites. members of congress want to help them and they tonight don't know how. they feel the campaign isn't giving them explanations they need. there is internal friction, some led by president clinton who is annoyed there aren't more surrogates out there defending hillary clinton. you will see an attempt by the campaign to appease nervous democrats. >> let's jump to the republican side. andrea pointed out a poll, likely iowa republican caucus goers. donald trump is on top but now tied by ben carson. are we talking about ben carson enough? >> we are not.
the des moines register poll and this is the second in a row that's shown carson surging. he's leading among the most christian conservatives. iowa. they won thanks to evangelical huckabee and santorum. ben carson appeals more to evangelicals than anybody else. an outsider and appealing to evangelicals. combine that, it might be an unstoppable force in iowa, even with donald trump. take donald trump out of the equation and carson might be more powerful. let's see how he handles his moment in the sun. >> let's talk about jeb bush. seems he's been much more aggressive, going on offense against donald trump. does it make sense for him that the trump voters would never be his voters no matter what. looking strong and going after trump may please his base, the establishment. >> his theory is this. the campaign, 30% for trump, let's say.
and he has 100% name i.d., 70% of republicans know him and don't want anything to do with donald trump. that's his strategy. the problem is donald trump doesn't play by ordinary rules. when you pick a fight, he can pick one back. >> chuck todd, thank you very much. lots to chew over. >> thanks, chuck. meantime, investigators in phoenix are trying to figure out if they have a serial sniper after a string of shootings on the same interstate. here's nbc's joe fryer. >> reporter: the search is on after the state patrol says four vehicles were shot within 48 hours, all along a single stretch of interstate 10 in phoenix. >> next thing i know, i hear a loud bang. didn't think anything of it. >> reporter: when robert mcdonald stopped for a coke he noticed something unusually on the tour bus. >> i did a walk around, and said that's a bullet hole. >> reporter: the bullet pierced the seats which were empty.
>> the wind was knock out of me. >> reporter: gunfire hit an suv shattering the windshield and passenger window. >> the involved parties advising their window was possibly shot at. >> reporter: a 13-year-old girl suffered a cut to her right ear. >> incredibly we have one injury, minor, treated on scene by the fire department. >> reporter: the first two shootings started saturday morning, the third saturday night and the fourth monday morning. all took place within an eight-mile stretch of i-10. investigators say they are trying to figure out if the same gunman is responsible for all four. this as authorities in northern colorado investigate a string of fatal road it is side shootings this year. monday a semi truck driver was injured when his front windshield shattered. it is unclear if a bullet is to blame. in arizona, victims are nervous. >> when someone is taking potshots at you for doing your job, minding your own business, we definitely have a problem. >> reporter: the only solution
is a quick arrest. for "today," joe fryer, nbc news. >> we'll keep an eye on that one. meantime, the weather is a big story. another day of heat for a large part of the country. al has the first look at the forecast. good morning. >> good morning, guys. of course, it has been brutally hot. giving you an idea of how hot it's been for august, we are seeing temperatures more like june and july. for august, 801 high temperature records broken through last week of august. in fact, phoenix, they are looking at the hottest august ever since they have been keeping records. average high 95.2. they break the record set back in 2014. we have had a very hot august. new york city, third warmest august ever. we continue on up to the north. bridgeport, connecticut, second warmest august. as we move to the north, burlington, third warmest august ever and starting september the
same way. dominating, humid air. as you look at the northeast we'll set up for a hoi. philadelphia, washington, d.c. heat wave three days or more in a row of 90 degrees plus. we move into the midwest. you are looking at heat wave conditions, st. louis, kansas city, minneapolis, into memphis. it continues further west as well. bismarck, omaha, wichita, denver. it will be hotter in denver than in miami. the heat is on. we get a little bit of a cool-down into the labor day weekend. in the meantime, temperatures stay hot. okay. i guess the weather didn't hear it's september. >> all right, al, thank you. >> it's hot when al's suit matches the map. got the orange thing happening. we'll see you in a minute, al. natalie has a strange story from georgia overnight. >> this was bizarre out of atlanta. police officer near atlanta shot on monday after police responded to a burglary call at the wrong house.
officials say when the officers arrived they entered through an unlocked rear door. shots fired. both the officer and the homeowner were hit. the officer is now in critical condition t. homeowner's dog was killed. turns out the officers only had a vague description of the location and not the actual trace. an investigation now under way. when a kentucky council clerk arrived to work she'll have to decide whether to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples or be fined or arrested. the supreme court rejected an appeal from kim davis who argued issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples goes against her religion. president obama is warning that the moment is almost upon us when it would be too late to address global warming. the president kicked off the glacier conference in anchorage, alaska, by challenging world leaders to act boldly on the issue of climate change. he said no nation is moving fast
enough to trace the problem. president obama's three-day trip to alaska will include viewing melting glaciers and talking to fishermen whose livelihood is affected by climate change. police are looking for burglars after a smash and grab near chicago. surveillance cameras captured the moment when an suv slammed through the front of a clothing store in lansing. once the car is inside the people jump out, wave in their street. the store owner says the six burglars were in and out of the store in two minutes. the thieves took more than 70 pairs of expensive blue jeans that cost up to $200 a pair. competitors were on a slippery slope monday during the annual festival in malta. the 33-foot pole is slathered with grease. >> oh! >> it's at a precarious angle.
the aim of the game is to run as far as up the pole and try to remove the flag to win a prize. as you see. >> he got it! >> yeah. good one. >> the style in which you fall off the pole seems more important than reaching the flag. >> belly flop. >> and a lot of speedos. >> i could watch that all day. >> my eyes are burning. >> we know what you're doing this afternoon. >> yes. refresh, refresh. >> just another tuesday for me. check this out. >> let's go to phoenix, arizona. man, did they get dumped on yesterday. a massive area of rain. we are talking lots of it. flooding conditions. even damage at the airport. that's how bad it was. look at the lightning. incredible. we have more of the same today. tropical moisture making it up from mexico into the southwest. we'll have scattered showers and
thunderstorms today. some monsoonal and some heavier afternoon. generally half an inch but could be one to two inches in local heavy you' re unpacking already? yeah, help me find some mugs. sure. (beep) hey... they' wake up to the mountain grown aroma of folgers. the best part of wakin' up so, where do you want to start? i think this is a pretty good place. is folgers in your cup it's another warm morning out there, 77 degrees. and same in newark. and we will warm into the 80s and then near 90 this afternoon
with a full day of sunshine. and forecasting a high of 90 degrees. tomorrow, upper 80s to near 90. and 93 though on thursday, that could be the hottest day and then much more comfortable in time interest the for the holiday weekend. video of cat phishing that you will not believe. >> all right, al. thank you. now to a gold rush in poland in the wake of the reported discovery of a long lost train from world war 12 ii loaded with riches. as nbc's keir simmons explains, police and fire investigators are headed there. good morning. >> reporter: that's right. this area of western poland is already in a lockdown as officials try to establish whether there is a train packed with gold there. it may be too late. there is already something like a modern day gold rush under way and the fear that is the
decades-old mystery has gone up in smoke. this morning in poland reports of a fire near this railroad track where treasure hunters claim they have found hidden gold in train cars. rush. >> reporter: having seen ground radar images, there is no doubt it is an armored train over 300 feet long, perhaps like this one. during the tying days of the second world war the nazis are said to have hidden the train rumored to be full of gold, gems and weapons in a maze of tunnels. >> it could be here. >> reporter: one expert says even the priceless amber room could be there, considered by some to be the 8th wonder of the world, stolen by the germans. a replica was reconstructed in 2003 in st. petersburg. it is so beautiful. dazzling actually.
>> it's like a box of jewelry. >> reporter: treasure rumored to be worth millions, maybe more and, erhaps buried here. as we were filming a fast train approaches. reports say one treasure hunter was almost hit, taking a seseie. now officials cordoned the area off for people's safety. earlier this year i joined a bunch of these treasure hunters looking for the amber room in germany, savannah. they are a little bit eccentric and now a regional governor says the evidence provided doesn't show this train necessarily will be packed with gold. maybe early to pack your pick axe and heat this way. >> thanks for the heads up, keir. coming up, the mysterious disappearance of mal.ysia flight mh-370 after debris was discovered. why are there more questions than answer? >> and are you tired of ads popping up?
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7:30 on tuday, the 1st of september, 2015. top of the rock, new york city looking good on this 1st of september. meantime, closer to land our plaza is gearing up for hit music from maddie and tae. great couple of girls with beautiful harmonies. sound a lot better than natalie and i think we found on friday night after a couple of inks. >> hey, we're girls in a country song. >> they were with us. >> they have exploded. >> i love their new song we'll hear later. >> we'll hear from them in a little bit. severe thunderstorms rolled through phoenix overnight causing major damage. nearly two inches of rain led to widespread street flooding. all take offs and landings were
stopped for 90 minutes. l>> the state department released 7,000 more pnees of hillary clinton'sime as secretary of state. roughly 150 of the e-mails contain information that's now deemed classi ed, although they were not designated that way at the time they were sent. >> a funeral will be held today for adam ward, the 27-year-old photo journalist shot and killed along with reporter alison parker on live television in virginia last week. more than 1,000 people attended a memorial service for ward last night. >> now to the ongoing mystery surrounding the disappearance of malaysia airlines flight 370. officials claimed a piece of wing found last month was, in fact, from that ill-fated flight. why haven't investigators confirmed it yet? bill neely is on the story. good morning. >> reporter: g td morning, savannah. it is one of the world's great unsolved mysteries, but we thought the debris would solve it. the silence from french
vestigators since then l d to some reports that they won't be able to prove the debris is from the missing plane and that the evidence trail has reached a dead end. amid the painstaking search for answers doubtsnd for some families, despair. when french police lifted aionrcraft debris fron an indian ocean beach it seemed the mystery of mh-370 had lifted, too. the plane had disappeared without a trace but a trace had been found, it seemed. but one month on french investigators can't confirm the debris is from the plane. why? because a piece of it is missing. no one disputes the debris is from a boeing 777 and it is clear it is a wing flap. what's missing is a metal data plate whose serial number would tie it to 370. >> they are never going to find that. they have to find other ways to match this part to mh-370.
>> reporter: so far only malaysia's prime minister has said the debris s from mh370. >> it is indeed from mh-370. >> reporter: french prosecutors won't go that far, simply saying there is a very strong likelihood it's from the missing plane. a month on, the cautious french are still testing the part at their military lab. the prosecutor has yet to issue an update on findings. but officials from boeing, theo u.s., australia, and malaysia are confident that circumstantial evidence pointing to mh370 is overwhelming. >> there is no other logical explanation as to how a flaperon could be in that part of the world in the ocean and it is apparent it's been floating for some period of time for all the balernacle growth. >> reporter: caught amid this, the relatives of the 239 people on board. still grieving, more than 17 months on.
still uncertain as the world waits for conclusive proof. and this morning a spokesman for the families of the chinese passengers on board has told nbc news he's surprised and confused by delays to the investigation and the mixed messages after so long. but remember, savannah, the debris is from a 777. only one of those is missing. and investigators from all countries have little or no ubt it is from mh-370. >> the families really want the clariti clarity. bill, thank you so much. willie? >> they say there is no such thing as bad press and apparently that rings true for the controversial extramarital dating website aveshley madison. stephanie gosk has an update. good morning. >> hey, willie. experts and analysts predicted the hack would be the end of ashley madison. but the company with the catch phrase "life is short, have an affair," says those looking for a fling are still signing up by
the hundreds of thousands. >> reporter: 32 million users, s s promised discreet affairs were exposed. their names, e-mails and sexual performances promising to teach adulterers and ashley madison a lesson. still parent company avidlifemedia says the website is thriving. recent media reports predicting themimminent demise of ashley madison are greatly exaggerated, read a statement released monday. this week alone hundreds of thousands of new users signed up, including nearly 90,000 women. the company denied a report that many of the female profiles are bogus, but the numbers are difficult to verify. >> i don't know t hat they have a method for determining when someone signs up whether they are male or female unless it is a paid credit card they have verified is legitimate. people can sign up for accounts with no verification whatsoever. >> reporter: just a day after
news reports appeared claiming josh duggar had opened an account on the site he admitted he was unfaithful to his wife. while other users are harder to identify. there is no way to know if the e-mails used in profiles are legitimate. more than 10,000 users appeared to be u.s. government employees. others revealed inclu d celebrities, even a few members of the clergy. investigators say the revelations may have led to cases of online blackmail, possibly two suicides. >> the social impact behind this families. we're talking about their children, their wives and male partners. >> reporter: they are looking for vulnerabilities in the system. >> forensic investigators are trying to find vulnerabilities themselves. they are trying to stay a step ahead of hackers. >> reporter: investigators in the u.s. and canada don't know who is behind the attack.
the ceo of ashley madison stepped down. according to court records the company faces multiple lawsuits seeking more than half a billion dollars. >> pretty bold to sign up knowing all your information could go public as well. stephanie, thank you. let's go to al with a look at the weather. >> you have to come to the tv. i have the ultimate cat video. it's so cute. two fisher men on the warrior river in alabama. two kittens swim up to their boat. somebody abandoned them. and two kittens swim up. little twins. it has a happy ending. the family adopted these little cuties when they got back to shore. that's the ultimate cat-fish in alabama. got to like that. i'm sorry. i was just "kitten." anyway, coming off the cape verde islands you have tropical storm fred.
that won't cause problems for anybody. we have tropical depression 14. also ignacio, not causing problems for hawaii. this tropical depression might cause problems for the southwest. it doesn't look like it will cause problems as far as landfall and hurricane or storm but the tropical moisture will make it to the southwest this weekend. may cause problems for the southwest labor day weekend. showers through texas, northern florida. beautiful day in the northeast in new england. heat wave setting up with high humidity as well and more rain moving into the pacific northwest. good news for the . al, thanks so much. and a mild morning out there. 77 in the park. and looking for sunshine throughout the day, this satellite picture shows generally a clear sky. mostly sunny, another hot one
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pink and gray shirt and you're followed by the picture for weeks or months. every website, there is the pink and gray shirt. >> yep. >> guess what. apple has a new iphone operating system that's supposed to come with a new ad blocker feature to do something about the ads. but will it lead to problems. tom, good morning. >> reporter: this is the pet peeve for tens of millions of us, not just you. apple's new ad blocking option will likely be greeted as good news for apple customers who want faster internet speed but potentially disastrous for websites that rely on ads for survival. it's one of the most common complaints among anyone who surfs the web. do a little online window shopping, maybe looking at clothes, cars or vacation hunting. then for weeks you are hounded by ads for the same products. >> you have ads following you everywhere you go. >> i hate it. they're annoying.
>> freaks me out how they can take what you have searched for. >> reporter: how do you block them? disable your cookies and turn on ad blocker software but it makes it impossible to visit certain sites. with the cookies it's like big brother is tracking your every move. >> there is a convenience that you are being offered ads that could give you discounts on the other hand, it's creepy that everybody and their brother knows what you are looking for. >> reporter: waiting for the ads to load slows internet speeds. nationwide, 45 million of us block ads, usually on desk top computers. apple is reportedly about to make it easier to block ads on iphones as well. >> from apple's perspective this is great. it allows you to have a better experience. from advertisers' perspective it makes it more difficult to get ads in front of people. >> reporter: the mobile online ad money is big business, $70 billion a year. all the pop-up ads, banners and
auto play video pays for the free websites. without ads many websites like news sites don't make any money. >> whether or not the information you receive or the entertainment you enjoy, this is vital to what funds the eco-system. >> reporter: with the stakes high the online ad industry says it will find a way to get online ads to the customers whether they want them or not. >> it's a cat and mouse game. we are confident in our abilitile to circumvent ad blockers and serve ads. >> reporter: that gives you confidence. ex-pers say it is possible the websites they be forced to tell customers if you don't allow cookies, block the ads you can't visit the site. one more time, how do you block the ads? go to your computer settings, disable cookies, block the pop-up ads and run ad-blocking software. only 6% of internet users run the software. 200 million people around the world. the online ad industry tells nbc
news they know they need to change the way they do business so as not to alienate everybody. they are struggling to find the right ad recipe mix. back to you. >> that's so interesting. it just dawned on me, why does that red skirt keep popping up on every website. oh, this is on purpose. >> you visited it once. >> i just looked at it. i don't want it. i didn't like it that much. it's stalking me all over the internet. >> it wants you. >> you almost can't read a news article. something slides up from the bottom, something from the side. >> you try to move it, you hit it, it takes you away. >> the hologram yells at you about insurance. >> grumpy old men right here. >> coming up on popstart why will smith's new movie could make the nfl very nervous. >> the president set to take on
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we are back with president obama dealing with a bear in alaska. carson explains. >> hey, willie. as we reported president obama is in the middle of a three-day trip to alaska. he hopes to bring attention to the impacts of climate change. he's there visiting melting glaciers, eroding coastlines and recording a special episode of our show "running wild with bear
grylls." they take celebrities like channing tatum, tamron hall, drop them in the wilderness and they use tough tactics like eating squirrels to survive. the president's adventure has president obama buzzing about what we'll be asked to do. mashable has possibilities. will he be riding a polar bear? forced to eat bugs. might he find himself in murky waters? we'll find out the president's running wild episode airs on nbc later this year. for now bear grylls writes, thank you for the call up. an honor. there's tamron hall. she ate squirrel. >> yeah. >> it will be interesting to see if they ask the president to eat squirrel. bear has to cook up a lot for the president and 35 members of the secret service who are there with him. >> luckily there will be a moose next to him. >> there is the boiling your urine to drink it.
>> a hard right turn from live, this is news 4 new york now. >> good morning, everyone. 7:56. and 77 degrees out at this hour. in the news this morning, police release surveillance video of a hit and run in the bronx. it shows a 51-year-old woman being hit on jackson avenue on august 19th. and it's giving investigators a good look at the driver. he's seen getting out of the car
after the accident and after a few minutes, he returns to his car and drives off. the woman is recovering from scrapes and bruises on her arms and legs. and if you're getting on the roads, we have an accident southbound after the split. and then we still have problems with an over turned cement truck being cleaned up. and heading over to the expressway, westbound high highland boulevard. >> and another hot day, lots of sun, mostly clear skies, 75 degrees. tomorrow still sunny, passing clouds, thursday the warmest day of the week, 93 is the high. and saturday lots of sun high of 84. coming up on the "today" show,
it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, dress code drama. >> they are pulling girls out of class because our shoulders are showing. >> don't show your shoulders? cover your collarbones? the strict new rules across the country that have students and parents fighting back. blazers. >> here we go. >> we go. >> willie's conversations with big screen legends and costars robert redford and nick nolte. >> what do you hope someone who watches this movie walks out thinking and feeling? >> that they walk away feeling they have seen something that isn't that available anymore. >> and get ready for girl power on the plaza.
hit country duo maddie and tae take over the live concert stage for a performance "today," september 1, 2015. [ cheers and applause ] >> good morning, new jersey. we are here to see maddie and tae! >> we love you, maddie and tae! >> good morning sfwlnchts. >> celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. >> celebrating with maddie & tae. >> good morning, everyone. welcome back to "today." it is tuesday, september 1, 2015. we've got willie in for matt this week while he takes time off. it's a pretty morning on the plaza. thought it would be clammier. >> it's beautiful on maddie and tae day.
we have a beautiful crowd out here. they will play live for us. we have a lot starting with the check of the top stories. >> the state department released a huge batch of hillary clinton's e-mails from the time she was secretary of state. some could have an impact on the race for president. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell good morning. >> good morning. this is the largest batch of clinton e-mails released so far. more than 7,000 pages including 125 that are now classified confidential but were not whenle originally sent. the private e-mail system clinton said she used because it was more convenient was anything but. there are exchanges indicating the state department's i.t. department didn't know clinton was the resimilar yent of the private address. at other times the private e-mails were blocked and close aide huma abedin said it is clearly a state versus outside e-mail issue. there are exchanges about
speaker john boehner watching this closely, of course is joe biden. i'm told now seriously considering a race for president if he decides he can give it his all despite suffering the tragic loss of his son beau. >> andrea mitchell, thanks. police in phoenix are hunting for what they fear is a serial sniper who has hit at least four vehicles since saturday. officials say the targets along interstate 10 appeared to be random. there have been no serious injuries but a teenage girl was cut on the ear when a bullet shattered an suv window. gun fire struck a tour bus with just a driver on board. the shootings come as police in northern colorado investigate deadly roadside sniper attacks earlier this year. getting enough sleep may be the best way to keep yourself from catching a cold. the new study at the university of california finds people who sleep less than six hours a night are four times more likely to get a cold than those who get
at least seven hours of shut-eye. sleep was more important than age, stress or any other factor considered in the study. if your kids prefer cookies over vegetables, your baby food may be to blame. researchers found that commercial baby foods can trigger a sweet tooth often because they contain fruit juice and higher sugar produce such as sweet potatoes, apples, bananas and carrots. as a result babies don't appreciate bitter flavors. teach your toddlers to cook home-cooked vegetables. got it, savannah? meanwhile, morty the dog has a new friend. he climbed to the ledge of his owner's 14th floor balcony in oregon. ted nelson noticed the dog and ran outside to catch him. morty fell right onto ted's chest. ted said it was a huge relief to hear the dog yelp. the vet says he will be okay. good ending there. back to savannah and willie.
>> amazing story. >> super cute dog. >> thanks, natalie. when it comes to your kids' clothing what's appropriate for sool? >> this is an age old debate still raging. officials hitting against students and parents, too. >> good morning. this is a talker. happening across the country. you might call it wardrobe wars. as students fill the hall ways again this fall, the focus at the start of school seems to be on what to wear sh not what to study. it's landed some kids in the principal's office. >> they are pulling girls out of class because our shoulders are showing. >> reporter: hailey is a sophomore in chicago. she said she wants to give a sharp elbow to the ban on uncovered shoulders, a policy strictly enforced by school officials, two weeks before school is starting. >> this is viewed as sexual, i guess.
>> reporter: do you think it's sexual? >> no one thinks it's sexual except for the school. >> reporter: you can show your legs but not your shoulders? >> anything but your shoulders. that's all they care about. >> reporter: policy states all shirts an dresses must have a sleeve. no sun dresses, even during warm weather. >> you can show cleavage and all that stuff. but shoulders, you can't show. i don't get it. >> reporter: chicago isn't alone. nearly half the public schools in the country have a dress code ranging from restrictions on skirt lengths to tank tops and saggy pants. some school administrators say wardrobe rules cut down on distraction and alleviate wardrobe competition. >> having a uniform might be a good idea. everyone then is essentially a blank canvas and you are focused on school. on the other hand, it is limiting their ability to show off their individuality. >> reporter: in cape cod, massachusetts, it's yoga pants
and leggings. students can't wear them without shorts or skirts to cover them. in woodford county, kentucky, a ban on clothing revealing collarbones. this student was so outraged she picked up a camera to create a documentary called "shame." >> this needs to actually change. not just be an issue. >> reporter: the school principal sees it differently. >> we are trying to teach students to dress for success. >> reporter: in many schools a new debate. how short is too short? how tight is too tight? even how much collarbone is too much? >> we don't want our kids going to school with their pants falling down or swear words on their shirt but do we want to censor their ability to show their shoulds or neck? >> reporter: in massachusetts where they had the yoga pants rule, students are planning a protest on the first day of school. the principal's reaction, awesome. apparently he respects kids who
want to speak their minds but said he has no plan to change the policy. >> we have been talking about this. what do experts say parents can do to handle the issue? >> there are things to keep in mind. teach your kids to wear clothes for the right reasons. just because clothes are popular doesn't mean it's right for your body type. also, encourage individuality but within reason. it's okay for kids to express themselves but they have to respect the rules. finally, acknowledge the conflict. there is nothing worse for a teenager when you try to bring up a problem and mom or dad says, go away, i don't want to talk about it. they can express frustration but rules are rules. >> i'm glad i'm 14 years from this. thank you so much. coming up next on trending, do you remember this unfortunate courtroom sketch of dreamboat tom brady? the artist has had a shot at redemption. we'll show you the latest courtroom sketch. >> we believe in second chances. plus, are you buried under a
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it went viral because people were saying he looked like the devil and it really didn't bear a resemblance to the hunk we know as tom brady. he was back in court on monday and so was this artist. she got another crack at the drawing. let's take a look. >> all right. >> little bit better. >> much nicer. >> she still wasn't that happy with it, i think. >> good job. >> i think she was capturing his inner turmoil. >> 30 years from now. >> we have time. let's do art criticism. why not? >> do you know what this reminds me of? one of my favorite stories. the "today" show covered this. aly di in spain li ly li ly -- a lady in spain had to restore this photo. let's see how she did. >> do you remember this?
>> yes. >> that's great. >> took some dib tis. >> she was painting tom brady. >> anyway. >> if you're a colts fan, you don't like tom brady, you have an opportunity to make him look how i see him. >> apparently in court brady gave her a wave acknowledging the whole thing. she did much better. we have ice cream. >> what's the deal? >> let's see what you think of this. scientists developed ice cream that doesn't melt. >> is it made of plastic? >> thanks to a naturally occurring protein that binds together the three main ingredients -- air, fat and ice. it doesn't completely stop melting but it slows it considerably. we hear the ice cream could be available in three years. best of all, researchers say it would have reduced fat and calories. no fat, no calories and doesn't melt. >> i like the process of eating ice cream while it's melting. it's part of the experience.
>> i like when you can stir it up with the syrup in there and make a sludgy -- >> the toppings taste good. >> i have been known to microwave my ice cream. >> i didn't know you were going public with that. >> to soften it? >> i like it melty. >> but enjoying it longer would be nice. >> frozen custard. >> and kids with ice cream to their elbows. >> trying to get the cone done. this problem won't arise for three years. >> meantime, you can eat a bowl of melted ice cream from the microwave. >> don't knock it until you hlve tried it, friend. here's a topic -- lending money to friends and family. what do we think? paypal did a study. >> assume you will never get it back. >> it's a gift. >> don't call it a loan. >> first of all, the average amount a person is owed, $450. other nuggets from the study, a
third of the people said they lost a friendiin a ney-lending dispute. and half said -- this is what you were pointing out, if they are owed money they never sk for it back because it's awkward and if you are going to loan the money, just assume you are not getting it back. >> go into it knowing. >> it's a gift. >> if you do get it back, oh, this is found money. $450. >> it's a savings plan. >> i take the other approach. i give them money and i put points on it. i want the interest back. >> never borrowill from you. >> little grudge going. >> now a love story that could win eddie redmain another oscar and julia roberts family affair. carson? >> let's start with the movie getting major oscar buzz. "the danish girl." eddie redmain plays lily alba, one of the first to live openly as a trans gender woman. here's a look.
>> lily, we should go out tonight. give them something different. >> lily! >> you're different from most girls. i feel i need to ask your permission before i kiss you. >> exactly what happened last night? >> there was a moment when i wasn't me. there was a moment when i was just lily. >> but lily doesn't exist. we were playing a game. >> this looks great. lily is known as a trands s gender pioneer. it comes out november 27. to see the full trailer do it at movie clips.com. melissa rivers filling her mother's shoes on "fashion police."
the show had a rocky season without her but it returned monday with melissa joking she was coming to clean up the m wiess and introduced what would joan say guessing how her mom would rate the red carpet looks. now julia roberts out with r family. julia julia, her husband danny and their kids posing for pictures at a fashion event n. the past joule i can't said she plans her career around the kids trying to make sure she doesn't miss out on big moments in their lives. beautiful family there. let's talk music superstars. only one guy can bring together the following -- david bowie, cyndi lauper, lady ant bell lum. >> quincy jones? >> spongebob squarepants. he's getting his own musical on broadway and they will be writing songs for it. starts in chicago before headed
to broadway. benedict cumberbatch playing spongebob. >> really? >> yes. >> wow. >> i'm kidding. >> how long have yol known this man? >> i know. >> i thought he had the inside -- >> and kanye is running for president! >> kanye's playing patrick. >> oh, carson. al, what's up with the weather? i don't know if i believe you, whatever you say. >> let's show you what's going on g.kwet weather along the texas coastline. moisture in the southwest. seuond day in a row, remnants of kra erika in florida. some areas could pick up toi three inches or more, efore it's all over in the next 4 hours. al, thanks very much. all about the heat and humidity again for today b
plenty of sunshine, too, high up around 90 degrees. get there, three incu row officially making it a heat wt?e and mug into tonight and warm a well. phillies and mets, 80 degrees, first pitch temperature. tomorrow, upper 80s, a few more clouds in the mix. hottest day, thursday. 93. back to 83, cooler, more comfortable for the weekend. warm with sunshine, ower humidity and highs middle 80s. that's your latest weather. 1.2 trillion dollars. that's how much america owe in student loan debt. what can you do to lower the payments? jean chatzky is the "today" financial editor. >> nice to see you. >> let's talk about a term. refinancing. what does it mean? can everybody do it? >> it means essentially replacing one loan with another that has better terms. pically't a lower interest rate.
there is a big opportunity that didn't used to exist in refinancing student loans, both federal and private loans and lowering your interest rate. one lender out there which is a leader in the market is saving their customers an average of $14,000. huge amount of money. >> are there certain people who are best candidates for refinancing? >> this applies to students and parents. if you have a parent-plus loan, check it out. anybody who's got a relatiely new student loan should definitely check this out. especially if you've got more than $10,000 in debt. less than that often doesn't make sense. >> you have a four-step process o to make the burden easier. let's start with the first step to take stock. >> you need to know who you owe and how much. you have to lay out your loans. this is important. a lot of freshman under estiate the amount they owe by at least f 20%. you may owe more than you think. if you are not sure, you can
look up your federal loans in the national student loan database on the at the present time of education's website. we have a link o our site to make it easy. you want to know how much you owe and what are the interest rates on every loan. >> is there a way to know whether a fixed loan or adjustable rate is better for me? >> as you look to refinance, that's a big question you have to ask yourself. six loans are starting these days at 3.5% interest rate. variable rate loans are lower than that at 1.9. if you have been reading the newspaper interest rates are going up. probably not so far or so fast. i would say most people would be better off locking into a fixed rate loan. >> you say see if you can do better. basically shop around a little bit. >> you've got to shop around. the best place to compare loans is a wednesday called magnify money taum. click through to find a list of the basic lenders that will do it for you. >> step three, consider what you are losing, the benefits you
give up if you refinance. >> this is really important for anybody who's got federal student loans. there are repayment positions it shall provisions that you lose if you do this. student loan forgiveness, if you are working in an industry that's a not for profit or a helping profession, often after ten years you can get rid of your loans. you don't want to lose that. also, the pay as you earn program go away. so you have to be careful. >> the last one i didn't pay attention to but you say pay close attention to your credit and income. >> often people come out of school and they don't have a credit history. that makes it difficult for them to refinance. but that's changing. sofi will base a decision on whether you have a job. whether you have income. that makes it possible for people for whom it didn't used to be possible.
work on your credit, yes, but it is not the only factor. >> student debt is a massive problem here. >> an average $30,000 per person who has student loan debt. this is definitely something you want to check out. >> that can cripple you for a long time. thanks, jean. if you have kids approaching the college years head to today.com for a seven-step savings plan you can start now. savannah? >> thank you so much. look who i have here.
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the video shows two men running from the scene of the shooting. it happened sunday night at theev rner of seeing ert avenue and beat 26th street in far rockaway. the victim listed in critical condition. anyone with information is asked to call crime stoppers, 1-800-577-tips. the morning commute and lauren scala ndelays out there of up to 10 minutes for p.a.t. commuters. cident northbound by orchard beach, left lane. heavy delays. still bruckner a mess. right now shut down in both directions by 138th street cleaning unthat overturned cement truck. check of weather. today sunshine turoughout the day. 90 the high. tonight mostly clear. 75 degrees. tomorrow high of 89 with a few clouds. thursday, the warmest day of the week. 93. friday, sun and clouds, 83. saturday, lots of sun, 84. coming up on the "today" show, country music duo maddie &
it is 8:30 on a tuesday morning, the first dea of september, 2015. our crowd is ready to go country with a little help from maddie & tae. we'll have a live perforermance in a few minutes. they are quickly becoming big names in country music. we cti't wait to hear them performance in a few minutes. i'm a huge fan. >> and our conversation with robert redford and nick nolte on their new movie, why it was hard to get it made and why mr. redford doesn't watch his own films. >> oh, really? >> plus we'll make the last days of summer count.
we have a summer time staple around the campfire. s'mores. >> al? >> we have a look at what's going on today. wet weather in florida. rain in the pacific northwest where it will help the firefighters. northeast, steamy, in the 90s. for tomorrow, the heat wave continues. upper 80s, low 90s. more rain in the pacific northwest. showers continue in the southeastern coast. we are looking at the heat and e humidity continuing. midatlantic states into the southwest. t, humid weather and showers need to relax more, al. temperatures upwards 70s. 77 in tribeca. city, at 77 degrees. still a few 60s well to the north and west, warming up quickly with the sun. haarze, heat and humidity building. normtl high 80. forecasting 90.
we get there, three in a row. officially a hyeeat wave. meantime, in the seven-day forecast, more hot stuff to come. 89 tomorrow, more clouds. hazy sunshine. muggy. hottest day, thursday. back to more sun and comfortable conditions through the long labor day weekend. get that weather any time you need it on the weather channel on cable, weather.com online. savannah? >> al, thank you so much. now to simple swaps you can make to reduce certain health risks. we are focused on type 2 diabetes. according to one report, more than half of all americans could have diabetes or prediabetes by the year 2020. joy bauer is the "today" nutritionist. >> good morning. >> we'll learn a lot. talking about type 2 diabetes. >> it's a condition where sugar accumulates -- sugar comes fro the carbs we eat. it accumulates and gets e trapped the blood. this is bad for two reasons. one your blood vessels are saturate
batheed in the sugar. your brain, muscles, tissues need the sugar to thrive for energy so they are starved. >> it can cause other damage if you don't manage it. >> cardiovascular disease, nen dementia, eye problems, kidney problems, nerve issues. i will show you what it looks like within your body. we'll first look at a blood vessel. let's see this fwrafk graphic come up. all of the blood in the sugar is blue. say you had a bagel for breakfast. it metabolizes to sugar and your pancreas secretes insulin, the superhero, that latches onto the sugar and brings it out as needed. some are staying within, some are staying out. >> this is in the normal scenario.
>> now when you have type 2 diabetes, what's happening here is the fwluk isn't responding to the insulin. insulin is pumping and we are secreting more and more but we are resisting it. a lot of glucose is staying within the blood vessel. you see how muchnsulin we have as well. there is a lot of inflammation in the body. we have a lot of sugar within the blood vessels but it is not going to the places that need it. >> now we know what the problem is. if you want to do simple swaps that will really fix this, not fix it but make you feel better. >> manage it, right. first, know your numbers. everybody has to know their numbers. you want to hold back on carbohydrate carbohydrates. i have super simple things anybody can do. when it comes to a salad, the croutons, that's all refined carbohydrates that spike blood sugars, but you want crunch. instead put on toasted nuts which are naturally low in carbs
and it has healthy fat and fiber and protein. or put on roasted chick peas. gives you the same crunch for less carbohydrates. >> i get that but now you say i can't put ranch dressing on the salad. >> you can but there is a better one. instead of ranch or thousand island or blue cheese, you want to have a dressing with some sort of vinegar in it. it could be balsamic or red wine vinegar or champagne. any vinaigrette made with vinegar. this is cool. vinegar has the ability to slow down the ap bsorption of carbohydrates in the gut. when you have a meal with vinegar there is a chance you will have less of a spike. >> so that's going on offense with vinegar. >> absolutely. >> finally a plate of meat balls. you know the way to my heart. >> whether you are making meatballs or meatloaf, a lot of
people use bread crumbs as a filler. instead, use oats. it is an even swap. you use the same exact recipe. oats have the fiber so you will have a steady blood sugar versus a spike from the bread crumbs. this is an easy tip. for meatballs, turkey meatballs, meatloaf, very, very simple to make. >> okay. great ideas, joy. thank you. i feel like goliath next to you. >> i'm wearing my highest shoes, too. >> she'll be back tomorrowle with ways to boost your energy. coming up next, why robert redford doesn't like watching his own movies. first, this is "today" on nbc.
hollywood legends. they have a new movie together. >> robert redford and nick nolte star in "a walk in the woods." when redford started the project the idea was for him to be joined by paul newman, but his death and other production issues sidelined the project. redford kept it alive and found his partner in nick nolte. >> if you persevere, if you believe in something strongly enough, you keep at it until it happens. >> at what point did you decide nick nolte was the guy? >> pretty early on. i felt with all due respect to paul, a dear friend, nick was better suited for the role. i thought it would be fun to work with him. i can say things about nick he can't say about himself. he's a good actor. he's smart. and completely undisciplined. >> you mean it as a compliment. >> do i. >> we go?
>> we go. >> "a walk in the woods" is the real life story of two estranged friends who embark on a hike along the 2200 mile appalachian trail. >> do you remember the phone call? >> i just sat down with bob and was cast. >> it fell into place without a lot of talk. >> no way that's to scale. >> it says "map to scale." that's it. new plan. >> did robert tell you there would be a lot of hiking in the movie, nick? >> no. i knew there would be that. i knew he was in shape. i thought, that's great. i'm not in shape. probably 50 pounds. >> you were playing hurt coming the challenge. >> it was amazing. >> i know he was hurting. he had a bum hip and a bum knee. we had to do a lot of walking, hiking up and down.
what was impressive to is there was never complaining. >> you okay? >> never better! >> if two men are in their 70s trying to walk the appalachian trail they're going to be hurt. >> is it true, robert, i read that you don't like to watch your movies? >> i thought about this not so long ago. maybe it has to do when i was a kid growing up in los angeles it was a rough neighborhood. we were a rowdy bunch. we'd go to movies and make fun of the movies we were watching. we'd talk to the screen. so there would be a romantic scene we'd say, right, lover. i guess i must have seen myself sitting in the audience looking at myself. >> you really should watch. you're very good. i don't know if you have heard. you're quite good. what do you hope someone who sits and watches this movie for an hour and a half walks out thinking or feeling? what do they take from the
theater with them? >> first of all, they don't boo the screen. >> good start. >> they walk away feeling like they have seen something that isn't that available anymore on the screen. >> i hope they walk away feeling, boy, i'm going to go on a hike. >> redford and nolte did most of their own stunts and there were a lot of them. they used the appalachian trail as the set. we'll hear more in the next hour. really fun to watch. i was amazed redford can't watch himself and only recently saw "butch cassidy & the sundance kid" with his grandson. >> what did he think? >> he wasn't impressed actually. >> i like it. >> great movie. >> you're on your own, al. >> benedict cumberbatch was going to do that. >> coming up, delicious and fun. we'll gather around the campfire
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whether you are in the backyard fire pit or camping there is nothing better than a s'more. >> you do the s'mores from food & wine magazine and she's going to do something different. this isn't your average s'more we are making. >> no. this is food & wine's updated version. these are biscuit s'mores, perfect for the campfire with a twist. might get hands on today. stay right there. i have my self-rising flour i will use with a little bit of dried milk powder. >> why not milk? >> this is so you can take it camping. it's not perishable. it's light but also good for the
browning process. you can add a little sugar. i'm going to add in canola oil. that's how i make the batter. can you pour in water? >> sure. >> pour it right in. >> do you like mixing it by hand? >> this is a texture that's easy to mix by hand. you're camping. you're going to get dirty and the kids will have a great time, too. will you throw the chips in for me? >> you're going to toss them together and you have the batter. >> our taste testers are there. >> i'm just cooking mine a little more. >> i'll take the batter and spread it into quarter cup sized scoops. right onto the skill let or the fire on the grill. i'm using a grill platter now. >> looks like a pancake. >> it's more like a biscuit
dough. you'll see what i mean when you eat it. those cook for two minutes and i will brush them with olive oil like this. >> even when it's not done like that? >> yes. these will be flipped to the other side. >> those cook quickly. >> they took in, like, two minutes. >> is this a dessert thing or a s'more breakfast thing? >> both really. when you're camping this is a perfect breakfast. then a little bit of jam, nutella or peanut butter. >> on the fwril grill? >> you can get it nice and hot. it's all about the gooey factor. >> that looks amazing. >> then we go back and skewer the marshmallow. there is no s'more without a marshmallow. i like the jumbo ones. you can use rosemary branches.
>> instead of skewers? >> yeah. take the jumbo. i will take the little ones. then you go back to the grill and toast them up carefully. that's a hot grill. you can toast it however you like. if you like them toasty. >> do you like yours on fire? >> i kind of do. i'm sure after years of eating charred marshmallows i have no idea about how good it is for you but i think they tyke over. >> this will take a while. >> we don't need to do the whole thing. it should only take a few second and we can assemble them. >> pretend those are grilled. >> now you have your beautifully toasted marshmallow skewer, put it right on the biscuit. >> can we get a verdict? >> it's good. i'm glad my kid is on the school bus and not watching this. this would be breakfast. >> it looks amazing. >> there you go.
>> should we take a bite? >> it's a lot for one person. >> a quarter or something. >> four is my regular. >> yum. >> there you go. >> that's amazing. i like the biscuit element. nice. >> nice, right? >> really good. >> gail, thank you so much. >> perfect for summer. >> thank you, gail. pick up this recipe and more at today.com/food. >> coming up next, maddie & tae live on the plaza. first, this is "today" on nbc.
>> announcer: the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> maddie & tae made a huge splash with their hit "girl in a country song" poking fun at stereotypes in country music. you can find it on "start here." maddie & tae are with us. good morning. >> good morning. >> it's great to have you back. a year or so ago you were here with your new song which was a monster hit. now you are on tour with dierks bentley. you have your own tour coming up. what's it been like? >> a whirlwind. it's surreal. y'all were the first morning show to have us and let us play our song. >> i know. >> we feel blessed that our fans relate to the music. we just released the album and the fans love ho it. we've so excited.
>> we've glad. hope you feel this is home. come back any time. >> it is. our dressing room, we're like, this is familiar. we know where we are. >> it's like a big family now. >> we're glad you feel that way. take it away. "girl in a country song." [ cheers and applause ] i wish i had some shoes on my two bare feet it's getting kind of cold in these painted on cut off jeans
i hate the way this bikini top chafes do i really have to wear it all day yeah, baby i hear you over there on your tailgate whistling saying hey girl but you know i ain't listening cause i got a name and to you ain't pretty little thing, hottie, or baby yeah, it's driving me red, red, red, red neck crazy being the girl in a country song how in the world did it go so wrong like all we're good for is looking good for you and your friends on the weekend, nothing more we used to get a little respect now we're lucky if we even get to climb up in your truck keep our mouth shut and ride along and be the girl in a country song well, shaking my money maker ain't ever made me a dime and there ain't no sugar for you in this shaker of mine tell me one more time you gotta get you some of that
sure, i'll slide on over but you're gonna get slapped these days it ain't easy being that girl in a country song how in the world did it go so wrong like all i'm good for is looking good for you and your friends on the weekend nothing more we used to get a little respect now we're lucky if we even get to climb up in your truck keep our mouths shut ride along and be the girl in a country song oh, no conway and george strait never did it this way back in told days all y'all we ain't a cliche that ain't no way to treat a lady like a girl in a country song how in the world did it go so wrong
like all i'm good for is looking good for you and your friends on the weekend nothing more we used to get a little respect now we're lucky if we even get to climb up in your truck keep our mouths shut down some old dirt road we don't even wanna be on ride along and be the girl in a country song yeah, baby >> i ain't your tan legged juliet can i put on some real clothes now [ cheers and applause ] >> maddie & tae! bringing their brand of country music. great job, ladies. you're going to sing another song later. you are always welcome here. we'll have a lot more coming up. first, your local news and weather after these messages.
8:57. it's 77 degrees on this tuesday . i'm darlene rodriguez. an early morning fire forced more than a dozen people out of their homes in the bronx. that fire broke out around 4:00, spread to two buildings at east 122nd street. the fire apparently started in a garage and spread to several apartments. one firefighters treated for smoke inhalation. the red cross is helping 16 adults and children displaced. check of weather right now. today another hot day. lots of sun. 90s, the high. tonight mostly clear skies. 7 56 75. thursday, warmest day of the week. 93 the high. friday, sun and clouds. 83. saturday, lots of sun. 84. coming up on the "today" show, simple swaps to make to help with common ailments from lowering cholesterol to fighting migraines. stay tuned.
this morning on "today's take," robert redford talks about his film "a walk in the woods" and nick nolte talks about the famous robert redford role that was almost his. and maddie & tae perform their newest hit. that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist, and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> today on a tuesday morning, the first day of september, 2015.
people say summer is over but it feels a lot like summer. >> these are july temperatures. >> continuing for the week. >> until thursday. then it will drop here. labor day weekend will be spectacular. >> i'm willie with natalie and al. tamron is on assignment. you picked a classic morning jam. >> "are you gonna go my way" by lenny kravitz. >> my cousin. >> really? maybe i vaguely remember. really? when did you reveal this? >> every chance i get. constantly. trying to get a little bit of his cool rubbed off. i'm constantly mentioning it. >> in honor of your cousin kravitz. >> cousin kravitz. that was on the adam's family.
>> do you remember when lenny had the incident? >> i saw that. >> we talked about the relationship between al and lenny. >> i was on vacation. in my defense. >> on vacation. >> still, i brought it up like he was a hero on the show. >> anything else? >> like you're going to remember? >> we'll introduce ourselves to each other on the break and get back to everyone. >> you have an important point of view. president obama is in the middle of a three-day trip to alaska. while there he'll record an episode of the nbc show runningle wild with bare grylls. we know famous people who did it. kate hudson, zac efron. they are thrown into the wild and tamron hall did it.
tooked it on a stick. they mocked up possibilities like would he ride a polar bear? seems unlikely. will he hit the swamps? >> hmm. >> i think the secret service is going, no, no. >> will he be forced to eat bugs? that's how you survive in the wild. by the way, someone has started a petition on the white house's we the people site. explain it. you brought it up earlier. >> there is a thing when you are on bear grylls show you have to drink your own pee. it's boiled down. >> to make a syrup? >> you have to survive in the wild and there is no running water. >> i think it's only happened once on the show. just once. >> i think it happened a couple of times. >> i'm being told by michelle rodriguez. >> she did it one time. >> this last season. but the season before, i watched it. >> let's see what natalie is talking about here.
>> take a look. >> you're for real? i can't believe this. urine has an ammonia thing going on. and when you boil it, it doesn't go away. >> mm-hmm. delicious. >> they shared? >> it's her urine. i know. they shared way too much. there is a petition. >> i don't think the president will -- >> on white house.gov, they want -- >> he's not legally bound. the secret service will say -- >> i think michelle obama will say no way. >> i predict disappointment. stroll through the woods, talk about climate change. >> maybe walk on a glacier. i did that.
>> that will air this year. the president on bear grylls. >> here's great news. melissa myer expected once again -- >> we didn't boil anything in the glass. >> she's pregnant with identical twin girls. good news. they are due in december. she posted on her tumblr page since the pregnancy has been healthy and uncomplicated and since this is a unique time in i can't hooe's transformation, i plan to approach the pregnancy and delivery as i did three years ago taking limited time away and working throughout. do you recall she took two weeks of maternity leave. she was also going to be working from home as well. this is her son callister. he's 3. she did extend yahoo's maternity and paternity leave policy. moms can take up to 16 weeks of
paid leave and dads up to eight weeks. people saying now she'll have three little ones at home. is this setting the wrong precedent for employees. she did extend which took maternity leave. she's in a difficult position at yahoo!. it's a position that certainly to watch and see how the stock is doing. obviously at a time when people are looking fag greater rights for participates as well. >> as long as the other mothers feel comfortable and right. >> no pressure. >> when the ceo says i'm only taking two weeks there is an unspoken pressure to get back to work. >> she's a special figure. a figurehead, as she said. by the way, at any time your sister make you drink something? >> are we going back to this again?
it wasn't boiled. which is worse. >> hey. here's the deal. do you have your kid? we all have kids. >> yeah. >> do kids have parents that you love the kids and you love the way your kids get along with them but not necessarily crazy about the parents. >> yeah. >> i'm sure there are, yeah. >> in your case, are there any? >> you know, i don't -- >> yes or no? >> i'm trying to think of the kids, the families i do know i'm good friends with a lot of them. >> so you like them. >> so the question is -- >> sometimes you like the kids. sometimes you like the parents and you don't like the kids. >> we are not keel dealing with that here. a woman said she can't stand the mother of her daughter's best
friend and mom has been texting about getting together for drinks or dinner. so the boston globe journalist says white lies are the best course of action. just keep saying you are busy repeatedly. >> hopefully they will pick up on it. >> then your kids don't have play dates ever? you let them get together. >> you don't have to go out to dinner with the parents. that will happen when your kids make friends, you won't love everyone. as long as you are respectful. you don't have to spend a lot of time around them. >> you're dropping them off for a play date. let your kids tuck and roll onto the lawn. just keep going. >> throw the door open. >> that's the best part about having the toyota minivan. >> go, go! >> there was a time when kids were younger and had birthday parties every weekend. you go with a arnt and it gets to the point where there are 30
parents in the world. oh, look how cute. it gets to the point you're like, maybe we can just drop the kids off. i will take care. you guys pick them up. >> courtney grew up in west chester. very suburban. my kids grew up here. you didn't go to the party. you just kept going. >> you picked up dry cleaning. not where we lived. >> here when you have a party you have to have stuff for the kids. crudite for the adults. cheese, crackers. what is that? >> keep going. >> we'll pick up the kids even. >> sometimes your kids' friends introduce you to parents you like and wouldn't have known. >> they become your social circle. >> absolutely. >> check it out. have you seen this? it's free styler called a triple revolution. >> wow. >> hold on. >> oh, my.
>> it's a combination -- >> one, two, three revolutions. wow. >> that's crazy. >> impossible. >> with a soccer ball. >> they have a brilliant idea of having us try this, right? we'll be lucky to dribble. >> natalie, you're the soccer mom. >> i have never played soccer. >> my kids tried to make one revolution. it's very hard to do. >> you're the soccer player. >> you try it. >> i can't do that. i can tell you now. >> can i shoot this in a hoop? >> that worked out well. >> i have no idea. good thing there is a zipper down the middle of my skirt. >> and scene. worked out well. >> brilliant. nice. well done. >> am i hear for weather? staying right here. let's see what's going on weather wise. we have a lot of heat. the dome of high pressure. release the dome of high pressure.
>> is that the cone of uncertainty? >> and the cone of silence. that thing will create a massive area of heat and humidity. we have heat waves of 90 degrees plus or more three days in a row. d.c., new york, philadelphia going to see that. also heads out to the midwest. temperatures in memphis, st. louis, chicago, to kansas city. looking at the potential heat waves and even as we get into the northern plains, temperatures staying toasty. storm team 4 meteorologist chris cimino. hot start to this september. 90 degrees. lots of sunshine anticipated. along the coast a sea breeze. temperatures down a little. mostly clear tonight. tomorrow back to sun. a few more passing clouds. still a hot day. may not quite make 90 tomorrow but into the 90s thursday. peaks at 93.
sun and clouds over the weekend. looks great. sunshine, temperatures in the 80s. your latest weather. >> thank you very much. coming up, "a walk in the woods" with robert redford and nick nolte. we'll find out what classic role co wherever it is you want to go, all you need to see is the next 200 feet. that's how life unfolds. a leap of faith. [growl] even if you can't see it, your destination is out there. so just keep going. and you'll get there... ...200 feet at a time. the corolla. toyota. let's go places.
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behavior, i didn't realize was about fear of age. >> i have to eat every hour or i get these -- >> seizures? >> seizures. >> nick nolte plays the estranged friend and long ago travel buddy of robert redford's bill bryson. >> map to scale. that's it. new plan. >> the two reunite 30 years down the road. >> there we go. >> and find themselves at very different places in life as they attempt to hike the appalachian trail from start to finish. almost 2200 miles. >> it was probably the most exciting and most fun. the idea of a friendship that was lost that's refwaned. >> i'm sorry we lost touch. >> me, too. >> one of the things i liked about doing this was the idea of a story about a second act. the character says, hey, at a time when everybody else is settling down, retiring,ing taking
it easy, they say, no, i want a second act. >> the twoppeared together on screen before in the 2014 "the company you keep." and one of redford's most recognizable roles as roy hobbs -- >> he did it! >> reporter: -- could have been nolte. both pursued "the natural" around the same time. >> i said, listen, if redford can get financing and get it together, god bless him. >> i had pursued it for ten years. but it was shot down constantly because there was thinking about hollywood that they don't make baseball movies. >> there is an expectation with this movie that the appalachian trail which has become exponentially more popular decade by decade will explode even more now. >> i didn't think about that. wanted to pay tribute t the trail because i think it is so important.
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>> country duo maddie & tae broke out onto the music scene with their platinum single "girl in a countat song." >> reporter: since the release last year the video has over 25 million views on youtube, was nominated for video of the yearn by cmt and named one of the best countryppongs of 2014 by billboard. maddie & tae made their firsts national broadcast debut right here on "today" and rolling stone included them on the list of top new artists you need to know. this year they hit the road with country superstar dierks bentley. now they will be headlining their own tour. the debut album "start here" was just released with "fly" already full-time climbing the charts. >> maddie & tae, good mo ing, ladies. >> good morning. >> i love that your new album is
called "start here." i feel like you sort of did "start here" on the "today" show. do you like how i brought it back around to us? >> i see what you did there. >> one of the first shows to believe in us. hoda played our song and we were watching this all go down. >> she picked you as the music pick of the day. >> i will never forget that moment. >> oh, my gosh. >> think how far you have come in this time. is it mind blowing? >> it is. one of the reasons is we wrote a song that was so bold and sold something no one wanted to say. i feel the fans appreciated that. and they were waiting for something like that. we're glad we can be the torch for women empowerment. >> you talk about your songs as being journal entries with music basically. >> completely. in the record you will hear it. we put it in sequentialle order where it starts with waiting on
a plane about taking a risk and taking a leap of faith to chase your dreams i.'s scary, but you have to do it. it ends with "down side of growing up" which is my favorite. it's about how you can't grow in comfort and you have to go through bumps in the road. it's a beautiful thing when you are pushed out of your comfort zone and change is happening. we don't like it as human beings. we hate change. it's a song letting people know they are not alone. that's the biggest lesson we have learned in the past five years of being together. >> i was saying on the commercial break how fun it is to watch acts like yours come on, play with us and we knew you were going to be stars. now you're outside and there are people sleeping on the street to see you. next time the crowd will be bigger. >> it's crazy. >> we should make it an annual thing. >> yes! >> the "today" show. so when we're 70 years oldle we'll be old grandmas playing on the "today" show. >> that will be huge! >> i have to tell you, i was
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>> let's start with migraines. i didn't realize foods could help. >> yes. there are trigger foods to avoid and foods that can help reduce the frequency, duration of migraine headaches. we'll have fun with this. starting with this first lazy susan, you decide which is more helpful for fighting migraines and turn it to the front. is it amaranth or yellow rice. >> amaranth. >> you're right. wish i had a dinger for you. >> that was confusing. >> you did great. >> thank you. >> like quinoa it has 30% of the daily value for magnesium. we know through research magnesium helps to minimize migraines. it's easy to cook up. the second test for you, al, again, migraines. which is the healthier or better for you vegetable to have with dinner.
cooked carrots or swiss chard? >> two for two! high five. so this swiss chard has a ton of magnesium and it's sauteed in olive oil that has compounds that can fight headaches. >> you have a lot of pressure. >> you can do it. >> we are lowering cholesterol. >> right. >> when it comes to your toast in the morning there is controversy over butter. which is better -- buttered toast or avocado toast? position it to the front. >> i love avocado toast. i will go with my personal preference. >> exactly right. this is what i like to do with avocado toast. avocado has potatoes yum and fiber and a lot of heart healthy fat. i squeeze on lime. you can doctor it up with radishes. which is prettier? no competition. >> all of that's better than one little pat of butter. really? >> absolutely. yeah.
because of the fiber the avocado lowers cholesterol levels. >> tastes good, too. >> delicious. >> how about this? >> i won't tell you what's in them. but they are sloppy joes. which goes to the front? >> with no information. >> if you examine them -- >> one has meat. this is the healthier one. >> you got it! >> which is which? >> this has half meat, half lentils. this is a great simple swap. when you make sloppy joes with beef or ground turkey, if you half the meat for lentils, the lentils supply a lot of soluble fiber which helps to latch onto cholesterol and exports it out of the system. it's very easy. >> i will escort you to natalie. >> just like the lentils. >> let's escort the general aches and pains away. >> if you have aches and pains
and you are craving a sweet fix at night which is the better cookie to go for? chocolate chip or ginger snaps? >> ginger because ginger is good for inflammation. >> right. this is a great sweet treat to have. ginger has anti-inflammatory properties. the last thing is -- >> five for five. >> the crudite. >> i tried this joy bauer concoction. yogurt, turmeric? >> this is curry yogurt dip with cucumbers and this is hummus. which is better? >> curry. >> they are both great. this one has anti-inflammatories. do you like the dip? >> hmm, it's okay. >> she loves it! >> i'll go for the hummus. joy, thank you. >> 100%! >> good job. >> thank you, joy bauer. up next, how john travolta's brother joey has become a star to those with me and you, and you and me.
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>> announcer: live, this is "today" with kathie lee and hoda kotb. from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> oh! oh! i love this song! >> apparently everybody likes "peanut butter jelly." >> it's a great song! picture yourself on the workout machine. go, go -- >> no, no. no, reid and i are like simpatico on this. do you like this? >> any kind of athletic activity. if is this '80s? where
what is this era? >> get out of the kitchen more often, baby. you and i need to go clubbing with hoda woman. [ laughter ] >> that would be totally weird. >> that would be very strange. it is boozeday tuesday. it's the first day of september. that was "peanut butter jelly." barbara corcoran is always a bundle of laughs. >> kathie lee and barbara are just like that. we are simpatico, same as with reid. barbara will tell you why buyers are looking for when you're ready to sell. it as a seller's market. >> and reid is in the kitchen. he's making one of his kewl bites for the summer. >> cool. >> i say kewl. plus, if kids are ambivalent about the start of school, real moms will help you get psyched with classic back-to-school movies and new ones to look forward to in the fall. >> all righty. >> we talked about yesterday. >> yes, we had fun at your expense. >> george washington apparently knows these rules of civility. >> because he wrote a book when he was 16 years old.
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