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speak before the u.n. this morning his holiness is enjoying his first ever visit to new york city. >> papa francisco, welcome to st. patrick's cathedral. >> pope francis receiving a warm welcome from timothy cardinal dolan at a prayer vigil at the city's most iconic cathedral, st. patrick's, and extending a special thanks to the women of the church. >> translator: and to you, religious women and sisters and mothers of this people, i wish to say thank you. >> reporter: today the 78-year-old pontiff has another exhausting day ahead. his morning address to the u.n. general assembly, a visit to ground zero, a school tour in east harlem. he'll greet the masses motorcading through central park. 80,000 tickets distributed. a faith-filled day culminating with mass at madison square garden. arriving last night in manhattan by helicopter and that hallmark
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fiat, francis delighted crowds along fifth avenue, one of the world's famous boulevards seemingly gathering his energy from the presence of the people, sharing prayers along the way. >> i he's going to give me a miracle. >> reporter: what miracle are you asking for? >> to walk again. >> reporter: preparations unprecedented, nearly 1,800 police cars and more than 800 tons of concrete blocks. 37 miles of barriers and fencing. all of it following a spiritual and political tour of the nation's capital. >> mr. speaker, pope of the holy see! >> reporter: punctuated by an historic address to congress tackling tough issues like poverty, climate change and immigration. >> we must not be taken aback by the numbers but rather view them as persons. >> reporter: and then from the balcony the speaker of rome brought faithfulness to america. >> god bless america. >> reporter: his remarks
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receiving an indelible impression on their hearts and receiving an open invitation. >> thank you for stopping by and come back soon. >> reporter: another historic and dramatic moment here. within the last half an hour or so, we have a picture of it, the vatican flag being raised for the first time ever here outside the united nations, just two flags are like this right now. there is the vatican and the none member flags. they will let him be himself throughout the city of new york as he wants to touch and experience this city and certainly the spirit of the people throughout it as well. >> peter alexander a little less than a mile from us here at the u.n., thank you very much. >> pope francis is staying at the vatican mission to the u.n. and that's on the city's upper east side and nbc's stephanie
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gosk is here this morning for us. >> reporter: good morning to you. anybody looking at this security and thinking maybe i'll wander down and catch a quick glimpse of the pope sipping his espresso, they are going to be disappointed. this is a security presence like nothing i have ever sean in new york. you have the streets blockaded three blocks north and south and two avenues wide. they have sand trucks. there's a law enforcement presence here and when we arrived here this morning, hundreds of police officers behind our camera position here getting ready for their orders of the day and as we mentioned the pope is staa ng in rhe townhouse here at 19th century townhouse, actually very typical for this very wealthy neighborhood of new york city. it was owned by a 19th century mayor, and we're told that they actually had to update the wiring and the plumbing for the pope's visit. now, we're not exactly sure when the pope is going to be leaving for the u.n. he's expected there at around 8:30, and we will see that motorcade leave, although you can expect they are probably not going to run into any traffic.
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>> all right. stephanie gosk, thank you so much. let's bring in nbc special anchor maria shriver and greg burke, senior communications adviser to the vatican. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> greg, let me start with you. yesterday we watched and listened as the pope addressed a joint meeting of congress, a very political room. today he heads to the u.n. it's a broader audience, a world audience, seems to be right in his sweet spot. what are you expecting in terms of the difference between the two speeches? >> it will be similar. it just goes global. i think the issues, when you look at pope and what he really cares about, above all wealth and poverty and, well, above all, he cares about a spiritual mission, god loves you, right, but the ramifications of that, share that love, show that love meaning let's fix this wealth and poverty situation in the world. that's got to be a key issue. immigration, migration obviously. people talk a lot about immigration in this country, but if you've seen the news the last
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week, as i'm sure you have, it's monstrous in europe as well moving from africa, from the middle east into europe. immigration, migration will be an issue, and climate change is as well. i find it interesting, one little thing on climate change. pope benedict spoke allotted about it and never got a lot of attention. a book written, "pope benedict and the environment" and he was called the green pope, but obviously with pope francis, the microphone is on and people are listening a lot more. >> maria, you've been tracking every step of this journey from washington, now to new york on to philadelphia. so you know something. energy that it takes. can you imagine being this 78-year-old pope with one lung who has been giving so much and kept this incredible schedule. how do you think he is doing as this week goes along and what he might be experiencing as a human being as well as a pope? >> he obviously has incredible stamina. he gets up and prays, and i think he gets energy from people. and he spoke at st. patrick's, you both were there, you were no.
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maybe you were, i wasn't, but he spoke about hard work and gratitude and whether we count our blessings in our daily lives. i thought that that was really terrific because he's been very pastoral this whole week in what he's kind of urged us all to look at our lives, no matter where he's spoken and i bet he does that again today at the u.n., but he seems to be getting energy from the crowds. >> i'm looking forward to seeing the pope down at the 9/11 memorial and museum because the attacks of 9/11 were the antithesis to everything that pope francis preaches about, mutual respect and understanding, compassion, anti-violence, the ability to live without fear. how do you think that visit is ing to impact him? >> yeah. you're right, and there are two cultures he talks a lot about, th e ctltureh of encounter, how dodwe overcome our differences, the polarization and that can be between individuals, between neighbors, between countries and the throwaway culture, you know, people bn eing left behind, whether that goes from the
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unborn, to the elderly to those starving to death. i think -- i think it will be, you know, as maria was saying, i think there's a little bit of the wow factor here. he gets his energy from the people, the newness of the united states, but this will be -- this will be a -- this will be moving for him because it is exactly the opposite of what he -- everything he believes in. there's some issues which really gets him, human trafficking right now, you know. it's just like he -- human trafficking, human slavery, the fact that this kind of thing is going on really moves him very dep.eply. >> people will be moved that he's visiting with what many of us considered hallowed ground. greg burke from th vatican, maria, thank is o you as always. more from maria including what the pope does when we're not seeing him. >> republican front-runner donald trump took time from his campaign to get a glimpse of the motorcade from the balcony of trump tower. today he eads to washington wher thingsngould get very
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interesting at an event also feioaturpng his latest target. nbc's hallie jackson has more on that. hi, hallie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. this morning donald trump and marco rubio will both be in washington, both at same event speaking a few hours apart f.trump's attacks allweek and overnight tweets are any indication he'll take aim at rubio and rubio is not taking that sitting down. after getting the trump treat again -- >> marco rubio, he's like a kid. >> reporter: and again. >> he sweats more than any young person i've ever seen in my life. >> reporter: and again. >> i've never seen a guy down water like he downs water, never see -- they bring it in in buckets for this guy. >> reporter: marco rubio is firing back. >> they thin-skinned, very sensitive to cr aitcism but he can't have a conversation about policy because quite frankly he doesn't know anything about. poli y. >> rsporter: it's a forceful new fl flouri flouriflurry of attacks from the
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front-runner hitting harder than before. >> he had a really bad debate performance last week. he's not really informed on the issues. he really never is good on the issues and can't have more than a ten-second dash ten-second conversation. >> reporter: fox news' ceo roger ails will come face-to-face next week to come to a candid meeting to handle any misunderstandings. for now trump is boycotting the mnetwork and his rivals rolling their eyes. >> if i quit talking to all the people who attacked me, i would have crawled under a rock long ago. >> reporter: it's not just fox news. trump is also complaining about coverage of empty chairs at one of his events this week. trump is still on top of the polls, although marco rubio is picking up some steam. the latest poll in new hampshire, for example, shows
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the senator crarng the top three in that early primary state. on the democratic side anwhile, hlllary clinton is down by 16 pointsoko oernie sanders in the granite softate and even removing joe biden from the running doesn't help her much, matt. she still trails sanders by double digits. >> thanks very much. a quick programming note. this sunday on "meet the press" chuckrtodd will be talking to both hillary clinton and carly fiorina. in other news now. th, e ntsb is taking over the vestigation of s deatly crash in seattle. at least four people were killed, dozens more injured when an amphibious tour vehicle collided with a heart bus. nbc's morgan ratford has more on this this morning. morgan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. two different two groups from different parts of the world traveling on the same bridge collided going in opposite n directions. it ditesulted in a fatal collision. chaos on a scenic seattle
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buses, trucks and victims strewn across every lane. dozensrof survivors rushed to nearby hospitals. it all starteded when a popular amphibiousetourngoat known as ride the ducks lost ontrol on the bridge. witnesses say the tour boat swerved across five lines into oncoming traffic and t-boned a charter bus filled with international skunts and faculty from a local college and with no se cat bel'tts people on the tour boat flew out of th duck both. it was like i was bouncing off things and feeling the pain shooting eveglwhere and then my face slamming against the seat in the front of me. >> reporter: motorists rushed to pus ll survivors from the wreckage as first res tnders arrived on scene to treat the wounded. >> we looked at approximately 50 patients that we eva ated. >> reporter: one witness says the tour boat narrowly missed several other on coming scars before striking the charter bus. >> the chance of them hitting a bus full of people with of seat belts, that is the worse.
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but they were helpless >> reporter: duck tour company says they will cooperate fully with the ntsb. however, they have decided to suspend tours here in the seattle area out of respect for e victims. those four victims who died were international students just awaiting to start classes right here in north seattle community s college. savannah? all right, morgan ratford, thank you very much. >> let's turn to natalie now here with an alarming terror alert. >> the u.s. embassy in malaysia is w ring of a potential rrngist acalk at a popular tourist spot in kuala lumpur. the embassy say' it hss credible reat information and is urging u.s. citizens to avoid the area hereted in the city center. the past two years p ice have reportedly arrested dondreds of malaysians for their alleged ties to isis. muslim pilgrims carried out the ridual stoning of the devil as part of the annual hajj pilgrimage near the holy city of mecca a day after that stampede there illed more than 700
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thursday's disaster was the adliest such incidenn to strike the annual hajj pilgrimage in more than two decades. saudi arabia's king solman has ordered a safety review of the event. >>if> today president obama and chinese president economy jinping will wade into sticky issues such as cyber spying in the u.s. and the territorial disputes in the pacific and they will also release a joint atement on climate change, fleshing out how they will achieve targets for cutting carbon emissions and tonight the president will host xi for a black tie state dinner. the pope sightings here in new york are getting a lot of buzz. before pope francis even touched down at jfk take a look this was turning a lot of heads in timessquare. looks like the real deal, right? it's actually a wax version. holy father cruising around in
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part of a new display at madam tussaud's. the new york police department gave them a green light agreeing it's all in fun and not all of us got to be up close and personal. >> matt said let's take a selfie with the pope. >> maybe this isn't a time. >> the wax version of the pope went on to have wax version of you also at maddium tussaud's. >> we are wax beans, thank you very much. a tornado touched down, not a big one but did a tornado touch down in johns island, south carolina. just a little southwest of charleston, and can you see about ten homes damagoue th a lot of freeze down, big power lines down, and also for a while folks were trapped in homes and have since gotten out. thankfully from injuries bei ng reported and here's what's going on. this is what's causing it, this low pressure area. it's bringing in a lot of rain and the pressure gradient between this high up over new england and this low here off the coast, in between the winds are fierce. we're talking winds that could
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be up to 40 miles per hour causing dangerous rip currents, coastal flooding, beach erosion pected. look at surf. up to 6 to 9 feet in the outer banks and water levels two to three feet above normal and wind gusts to 45 miles per hour and the rainfall. probably going to be flooding next 72 hours. five to seven inches of rain in some parts of the eastern carolinas. we're going to get to your few more clouds in the sky
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this morning. 64 degrees in astoria, secaucus 63. the city at 64. 50s and north and west of town. more clouds today than sun compared to the last few days especially. cooler but breezy. 76. still comfortable to be outside. nice night, around 60. windy through the weekend. a mix of clouds and sun saturday. more clouds on sunday. in the lower or mid 70s. showers or rain sunday night into monday. warming close to 80 again tuesday. sgl and that's your latest weather. matt sft. >> all right, al. thanks very much. something we put up on the screen, a graphic of a new cnn/wmur poll. the numbers we put up were incorrect so we want to make sure we get it right. as we said bernie sanders is leading hillary clinton in a new hampshire poll or in new hampshire 46% to 30%. coming up, vladimir putin's charm offensive. why the russian president is suddenly heaping praise on the u.s. as he gets set to meet with the president and possibly elton john. plus, how is pope francis
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spending his time in the u.s. when he is not greeting the masses? we'll show you as our coverage of his historic visit rolls on, but, first, on a friday morning,
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good morning. a live look at the tappan zee bridge on a beautiful friday morning. it is 64 degrees. it's 7:26 on this september 25th. i'm kerry barrett. pope francis preparing to spend his first full day in new york city. lori bordonaro joining us from the upper east side. about a block down from where the pope is staying. lori? >> reporter: kerry, right now security very tight outside pope francis' residence here on the upper east side. he's expected to leave his home here in a few minutes. get to go that famous pope-mobile and head to the u.n. where he'll speak at 8:30 this morning. already a crowd has gathered there. very anxious to see the holy father on his first full day in new york city. of course, along with that, comes a lot of closures and gridlock as well. back to you, kerry. >> lori, thank you. for a look at the morning commute, here's lauren scala. lauren?
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we have a suspension right now on 2 and the 5 trains. between flatbush and franklin avenues. delays on coney island bound f trains. if you need to get into town, they're offering extra service for later papal mass. back to you, kerry. >> we'll be right back with chris' orecast. batch of clouds this morning will be with us all day. in and out sunshine. low 60s in the city. 50s in the suburbs.
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partly sunny by noon. forecasting a high today of 76. very comfortable. a bit on the breezy side that. weekend long. windy saturday and sunday. stay in the low and mid-70s. more clouds sunday into monday leading to a few showers. warming close to 80 and staying week. kerry? >> chris, thanks. coming up on the "today" show, continued coverage of pope francis' historic visit to new york. another local update in a half hour. until then, back to the "today" show.
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7:30 now on this friday morning. 25th of september, 2015, and there's a pretty day and an exciting one here in new york city. pope francis is in town, and he has a lot on his schedule this morning addressing world leaders at united nations, then he'll take a visit to the 9/11 memorial and then celebrate mass at the world's most famous arena, madison square garden, and we will be with him every step of the way. >> roker has come through in a huge way to this visit. >> i don't know.
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i would think the pope probably has something to do with it. >> take the credit, take the credit. >> coming up, maria shriver will show us what's going on with the pope behind the scenes during this historic trip. >> in the meantime, let's take a look at some of the headlines this morning. at least ten homes were damaged by a reported tornado near charleston, south carolina overnight. luckily no injuries have been reported. >> the ntsb is leading the investigation knew into a tragic accident in seattle. four college students were killed, more than 40 others injured, when a tour vehicle, charter bus and two cars collided on a bridge. and today's the day if you've been waiting to get your hands on one of those new apple iphones. the 6s and 6s plus go on sale online and in stores for the first time this morning. let's begin this half hour with russian president vladimir putin. he's speaking out in a rare u.s. interview as he prepares to meet with president obama on monday. that's their first face-to-face meeting in about a year. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell is at the u.n.
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andrea, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. vladimir putin will be speaking here at the u.n. for the first time in a decade monday. he appears to be trying to prepare the stage with a brand new charm offensive. after flexing russia's military muscle in ukraine and syria and showing off his own guns on horseback and in workouts, vladimir putin is orchestrating a different kind of pr blitz asking to meet with barack obama when they are both at the u.n. next week. the two leaders have had their own cold war starting when russia gave temporary asylum to edward snowden charged with stealing nsa secrets. obama promptly cancelled a scheduled meeting with putin. then, russia backed the militias who grabbed territory in ukraine. obama slapped sanctions on russia and on some putin's close cronies. and now syria. putin caught the white house off
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weapons in to prop up his ally president assad, but now putin is praising the u.s. in an interview for "60 minutes" to air sunday >> translator: america has attained such amazing results in developing their country. >> reporter: and putin has even reached out to elton john after the singer and gay rights activist had fallen for a prank caller pretending to be putin. the singer has talked about meeting putin since russian thugs beat up gay rights protesters before the sochi olympics last year. >> if i meet him and say, come, let's have a cup of tea, let's talk about this, he may laugh behind my back and when he shuts the door and calls me an absolute idiot but at least i can have a conscience and say i tried. >> reporter: now elton john may get a chance. the real putin did call suggesting they me. so what is putin up to? >> i remain skeptical about putin's long-term objectives and whether they coincide with america's objectives in ukraine
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or syria, but in the short term his public relations have been brilliant. >> reporter: some things do remain lost in translation. putin's spokesman says that this meeting is all about syria. the white house says it's all about ukraine, a subject the kremlin says just won't be enough time to talk about. matt? >> andrea mitchell at the u.n. this morning, andrea, thank you very much. >> let's switch gears and get a check of the wet we are mr. roker. >> we'll check a little bit more on what's greeting the pontiff as far as weather is concerned and the thousands and thousands of people who are coming out to see him. here in new york, again, another gorgeous day, one for the records. we've got beautiful weather, sunny skies, low humidity and temperatures in the low 70s, into the low 60s by the time the pontiff leaves tomorrow morning and then in philadelphia he has cloudy skies by the afternoon on saturday and sunday cloudy skies, a threat of showers in time for that mass. we'll keep an eye on that. weekend planner, wet weather continues with high surf advisories along the mid-atlantic coast and lots of
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lakes looking fantastic, and on sunday rip currents stretching from new england all the way into new england with high surf advisories, lots of sunshine and warm as you make your way from the mississippi river valley all the way to the west coast. that's what's al, thanks very much. a comfortable morning out there. 60 degrees in. upper 50s and cooler suburbs north and west. 60s across the island. we have clouds over the course of the next several hours. for the day today, a little bit of sunshine breaking through. but no rain to worry about. that is key. a mix of clouds and sunshine. breezy. generally in the mid-70s. more clouds and sun tomorrow. windy through the weekend. could see rain early monday in the lower 70s. weather. of course, now you love it. you know it. you can't live without it. it's sunday night "football night in america."
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7:40 now on a friday morning. we're back with more of the pope's whirlwind tour of the u.s. >> hundreds of thousands have lined the streets here in new york and washington. so far just hoping to get a glimpse, but what has the first trip to america been like for the holy father? maria has a look at that. >> always smiling. >> yeah. >> and also pretty private as most popes are and he wants the trip to be about the people, focusing on those who need the help the most, but what have we managed to learn, some interesting things about what this trip has been like for him
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personally. pope francis' visit to the united states is unique in many ways. >> translator: and i ask you all, please, to pray for me. >> reporter: he doesn't stay in a hotel. he doesn't go out to dinner. he follows vatican customs. >> the pope wherever he goes stays in the vatican's kind of diplomatic residences where they exist. >> reporter: in new york his residence is on manhattan's upper east side, a multi-million dollar townhouse donated to the catholic church years ago which became its diplomatic mission. when pope benedict was in new york in 2008, he went out to dinner. not this pope. he'll eat every meal at vatican residence and though the details of his menu have not been displeased the papal nuncio in new york revealed the recommendations. >> the archbishop said that his doctors only wants him to eat fish and white rice and maybe a chicken breast. >> reporter: he did have one
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particular request. >> a sked for nothing but still water and bananas in his room. >> reporter: and trip organizers say there were plenty of offers to make the pope's stay more enjoyable. >> the phone was ringing off the hook for people at the archdiocese who wanted to do something for the pope. one man called me and said i would hike to order a mattress for the pope and send it to hi. i said, well, i'm sorry. he doesn't need a mattress but thank you. >> reporter: it was a legitimate concern. his schedule has been challenging. pope francis is 78 years old on a transatlantic trip and his days have been long. sources say he gets up each morning by 6:00 a.m. to pray in the residence chapels, just like he does in rome. and then he's out greeting the faithful on the streets gathered to see him. he starts each day greeting children and ends each day the same way. some of the greatest challenges on this trip have been managing the requests to meet the pope. >> for every one person who got a ticket to the event, there were ten people behind them we
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had to turn away. >> your holiness, welcome. >> reporter: and it was a meeting with speaker john bain their said so much about the pope, the speaker admittedly nervous explained his tie choice for the day. pope responded is green is the color of hope. as a world leader shaking hands with dignitaries is part of the job. but for this pope it's the everyday people, those struggling, that he seeks out. >> his entire itinerary for every day always includes meeting the less fortunate, and that's just part of who he is. he has to get to those people. he's not about rubbing elbows with v.i.p.s. >> reporter: and on the pope's schedule today along with the events at the u.n. and the 9/11 memorial, he's also made a point to fit in a visit with schoolkids in east harlem, and what he may be looking forward to the most, greeting the people in new york in central park. that's a hot ticket. >> we understand there are already people lining up in central park, and that procession doesn't start until
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>> i was walking in to in, walking in, really early. where's the pope coming, is he coming now? how do we get into central park. there's so much excitement here, so incredible. >> so much excitement about a glimpse of the popemobile. i was walking out of the church last night and passed a whole crowd of people just seeing them drive by and full of light and energy and enthusiasm and excitement. >> can i say something also, and i mean this from the bottom of my heart. it's been such a joy to have you here as part of our coverage of this papal visit. >> thank you, matt. >> you added so much. >> is he being a serious? >> he is. >> i've enjoyed it. >> my favorite moment, you in the fiat, we'll frame that for you. >> thank you. >> up next, carson explores the unusual world of pope memorabilia. that's coming along with the pope. >> the pope thanks you, before earning enough cash back from bank of america
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did that say i skipped the pope to meet matt lauer. to quote julia roberts, big mistake, big mistake >> you met the pope. >> six degrees of separation. >> back now with a different side of the pope's visit to america. carson, bail us out. >> guys, the pope received a warm welcome in the city and perhaps the most new york of them all is this. that's right. the pope pizza. look at that. the robe there, mate out of ricotta cheese and bleaker street pizza put together that, anchovies helping out and that's not the weirdest thing to surface in new york city.
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i present the pope dog. not just one guys, a whole thing. #popedogs plural is thriving on instagram. here's the city you don't have to go far to find some gear. they have the pope stuff everywhere. the bobblehead over here and all these goodies, key chains, buttons, t-shirts, even a pope um blacks one of the coolest things i'm seeing this morning. instead of the "the new york post" today it's "the new york pope." did you notice that? >> i didn't even notice that. >> trending, that's why we have the original room. people are asking people to share pictures of their families, the pope's message, not lost on why the pope is here, sending the importance of family. asking you to do that. please, they have been coming in. it's incredible how many we're getting. i just put mine up there and used the #myfamilynbc. keep them coming and great to see all the families. >> i like that. pope pizza is good, too, but family pictures is good. >> but does it taste good, is
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good morning. a live look at the cross bronx expressway. it is 64 degrees at 7:56 on this friday, september 25th. i'm kerry barrett. pope francis' first full day in new york is about to begin. here are live pictures from the upper east side. within the next 10 to 15 minutes he's expected to leave the papal residence. police have been outside the building where he's been staying all night long. there are streets closed. we have a complete list on first up on pope's schedule will be a trip to the u.n. where he will become the fourth pope to address the united nations. he's expected to arrive at 8:30 this morning and from there, he'll head to the 9/11 memorial for a prayer service. later this afternoon, he'll visit our lady queen of angels. and celebrate mass at madison square garden at 6:00. stay with us for live coverage of the events all day long. if you're not near a tv or
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computer, you can watch us any time and anywhere. download the "news 4 new york" app. quick check of the weather. comfortable and breezy. 76 is the high. partly sunny with a high around 74. sunday, sun and clouds. 73 is the high. coming up on the "today" show, continued coverage, of course, of pope francis' visit to new york. we'll have another local update for you in about 30 minutes. until then, have a great morning. right now, back to the "today"
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it's 8:00 on "today," and co eming up, the pope in the big apple. pope francis takes manhattan as thousands spill into the streets to greet him. we're live as he gets set for the busiest day of his american tour. then, fresh off his emmy win, jon hamm takes on a very different role. we'll tell you what's next for
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you've got to know when to hold them plus, we're not taking any gambles with these two entertainment icons. the gambler himself country music legend kenny rogers is here with a big new announcement. and, yes, we're talking to him, two-time oscar winner robert de niro stops by studio 1a, today, friday, september 25th, 2015. no, no, hone, i'm good i could have another but i probably shouldn't >> i'm back in new york to see my main man, matt. >> celebrating our five-year anniversary. love you, kids. >> celebrating 34 years of marriage at the "today" show. >> happy 7th birthday, jake! >> colorado birthday girls take new york! [ cheers and applause ] >> welcome back today on a
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friday morning, the 25th of september, 2015. we've got an enormous friday morning crowd. a lot of these people may in town to see the pope. other reasons, got a big event in central park this week id. anyway, we're happy they have joined us. it's a beautiful dat. >> beautiful day. weather couldn't be more perfect for the pontiff's visit. he's getting set to in for his busiest day in the u.s. he addresses the general assembly and then travels to grooro and will lead a service inside the national memorial and museum. >> and a quick stop at a catholic school up in east harlem and no visit to new york would be complete without a visit to central park. 'll drive by some 80,000 people who entered a lottery to view the procession. >> and finally mass at madison square garden tonight which sure is to be another iconic moment in the history of the world's most famous arriba and nbc's
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stephanie gosk is about a i mile to our north where the pope's day will begin. steph, good morning. >> reporter: moments ago we saw a couple hundred police officers take off to fill the streets as motorcade behind me gets ready to leave. we expect it to leave in the next five or ten minutes. now, unlike washington, d.c. where outside the residence tti pope greeted the public, he shook hands, that is not the case here in new york. you're seeing a much tighter security around the papal nuncio, a few blocks further south, a couple of avenue blocks, but we are seeing down the streets here and we're told over by central park that people have come out. they are filling the barricades. they are hoping to catch a glimpse of the motorcade as it leaves here and heads to the united nations. back to you. >> all right. stephanie gosk, thank you so much. >> nbc national correspondent peter alexander has followed the pope's journey every step of the way. he's down at united nations where the pope is going to speak a little late they are morning peter, good morning to you.
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that dramatic moment is quickly approaching. this is going to be.quite an historic scene here. this pope, of course, the holy father, the head of 1.2 billion catholics around the globe will literally be speaking on the world stage shortly after 10:00 today. this is going tonight largest, most powerful gathering ever under one roof. 170 world leaders. you have presidents, prime ministers, kings and queens. a matter of a moments ago i spoke to the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, samantha power, and she told me she's been so impressed always by the inspirational words, prance its an her real desir and hope of what she acknowledges is the challenges, the activation, the implementation of the message that he delivers here today. it's likely aides to the vatican say he'll address similar themes to those we saw before congress, climtd change, the war in syria, the need to accept many of these migrants, these refugees from the crisis there saying that we
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yesterday as numbers but as individual personsemnd as members of families. he should arrive here about 8:30 is morning. the srcurity is unprecedented. this is one city to get around. 220 motorcades as a result of pope's visit here so that all the leaders can be on side when he arrives and delivers those remarks. matt, savannah. >> a bit inconvenient but well worth it. peter, thank you very much. >>te a poignant moment is expected after his address at the u.n. when the pope takes place in a lti-faith service at the national september 11th memorial d museum. nbc's miguel almaguer is covering that part of story for us. miguel, good morning. >> reporter: hey, guys, good mo we ng. the pope should arrive here etaround 11:30. we're told he's expected to spend about ay hour here. he'll tour the museum as well as reflect here. we're told he'll meet with some victim family members her that will certainly be a very moving experience for the pope as well as those family members. then, as you mentioned, he'll lead the multi-faith prayer service here. religious leaders coming from
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all across new york to seat pope here. he'll spend about an hour and a half here, we're told, before moving on later on in the day. guys? >> miguel, thanks so much. >> a lot of other news going on is morninguf and natalie has that from her news desk. natalie, good morning to you. >>lr onceagain, good morning. donald trump and his new favorite target senator marco rubio are both speaking at a family values summit in washington, d.c., today. polls show rubio is moving up in the republican field, and that has prompted insults from trump who has called rubio a kid and even mocked him for sweating too much. rubio fired back forcefully on thursday calling trump thin-skinned and not well-informed on the issues. federal crash experts are investigating a deadly collision between an amphibious tour boat and bus. the both swerved across several lanes of traffic and then hit the charter bus.
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killed and 50 others treated at hospitals. the tour boat operator has suspended operation ms. seatle. president obama will meet face-to-face with russian president vladimir putin for the first time in nearly a year. the white house says putin requested that meeting while both leaders attend the u.n. general assembly. relations be ween the two countries cooled over russia's gi ving asylum to fugitive laader edward snowden as well as moscow's interference in syria and ukraine. the u.s. ambassador to the united nations sesantha power is drawing attention to the plight of women prisoners around the world. popertraits of 20 women are on display at the u.s. mission directly across the street from the u.n. heads of state will see them as they arrive gkaer l assembly. the pictures are feature on her social media account.
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> a nyu student held in north korea sayt he's not been able to contact his family but wanted them to know that he is healthy. the 21-year-old supposedly admitted entering north korea illegally back in's not clear if he will be prosecuted or sent home. the home of the san diego padres is one family friendly ballpark. while fans were watching the padres beat the san francisco giants last night, a woman gave birth right there inside petco park. it happened near the team store around the fourth inning. at nurse who works at the stadium actually helped deliver the baby boy namedevi. he's the first baby born at park which opened back in 2004. so now the naming game. we'll have to find out on that. let's send it back over to matt. >> you'll have a story to tell forever. >> baseball fan for life. >> up next, do you know the 60% rule, how to take the awkwardness out of those eye contact momen during your next
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>> and on "pop start" listen to sam smith's theme song for the new james bond movie. >> i'm here with an icon of country music, enough of blake shelton. kenny rogers is here and has
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do>>na> all right. we're back now at 8:12. who is ready to trend or should i say who is ready to make creepy eye contact? >> ew. >> ever had anybody do that, having a conversation and you're told to make eye contact but
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ever have somebody stare at you? >> you're in a conversation and you're making eye contact and all of a sudden you feel like they are staring at you. >> i don't know what's worse, someone who stares at you or doesn't look at you. >> we have an expert who calls the 60% rule. he recommends keeping eye contact for dl60% of the conversation. he points out you should not be timing it. >> how do you know? >> counting. >> use a ballpark quite guide which is pretty good. >> 60%, a little over half the time. >> i know, you're impressed by my math skills. >> she's amazing. >> that's like almost 40% of time to go. >> my point is like you are supposed to make a ton of eye contact. >> looking away. >> look away on purpose a lithae bit. >> let's move on. >> you know the pope, we're gr supposed to be feeling charitable and kind.
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>> 80% is almost 100%. >> we've all heard -- >> no, i got stuck. >> we all know the term hangry you're so hungry you're angry. researchers have a new term and call it slangry, when you're so sleepy that you're angry. scientists say it is because a lack of sleep reduces our ability to process emotions and keep them in check and thus we are slangry. >> we're slangry about 60% of the time. >> that's almost half. >> here is the catch of the day. you're going to love this. this is such great video of a father shooting video of his daughter as they fish together. now, that is avery. look what she's holding. it's a barbie fishing pole, a flimsy little rod, sorry, barbie, but don't laugh. check out what she catches. no, come on >> you got it, i can't. >> oh, my gosh, oh, my gosh. >> you're okay.
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>> oh, my gosh. oh, my gosh. >> oh, my gosh! >> avery. >> yes! >> that's crazy. >> wow. >> she used ken as bait. >> a five-pound bass. >> 20 inches long. means. >> that's good, al. >> urge people tgo online. >> we edited way down. >> it's really cute. >> the girl is adorable, she really is. >> and a five-pound fish is half of a ten-pound fish. >> you're making it worse. >> i know. >> we finally get to hear sam smith's theme song for james bond and but first "pop start. ". >> the sam smith debuted the theme song for the new theme song called "spechre" called "writing on he wall." take a
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>> wow. get a real glimpse of sam smith when he can flex that upper range of his voice, sounds like an elegant song. >> he wrote that song in like 25 minutes. just came to him. >> just you wait. >> you said down with him. you did? >> i did. >> i have that in "pop start." >> the a year ago people were just discovering who you are and now you're writing the music to the james bond theme song. that's incredible. >> yeah. it's -- even saying it now it fills -- it feels very weird to me to be able to do it. it's been a dream of mine for a long, long time. i just wanted to write love songs, classics, timeless. >> that's the 24th james bond theme song. "writing is on the wall" is on sale on itunes now. selena gomez, about to release her highly anticipated album "revival" just as her ex is finding success with his new music saying there's no blood between us.
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saying i was stupid fork here and this is what i always saw in him that justin could succeed. i'm like, duh. here's what selena's bff says about her, the coolest part of watching her grow up is take the creative reins and start to steer the ship. the new album is out on october 9th and jon hamm fresh off his big emmy win and guess what, guys. jon is returning to television to play a mysterious character with devastating charm. any idea which show? >> sounds like "mad men" all over again. >> you've got it. "spongebob squarepants. >> no. >> jon is going to play don grouper, an executive who helps mr. crabbs. that episode will air next year. >> crabbs is launching a line of frozen food and wants jon hamm to help him advertise it. >> sounds good. now a check of the weather with mr. roker.
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>> and we'll show you what we've got. a lot of wet weather along the southeastern coast and watching showers make their way into the pacific north west, few light scattered showers through northern new england. for today we do have that wet weather, rip currents and high surf advisories all the way down to florida. wet weather in the pacific northwest and this sunday night a total lunar eclipse. when the earth is between the sun and the moon and so right around 10:00 sunday night, 10:47 to be exact, it will be a total lunar eclipse. by the way, it's safe to look at. anyway the earth's shadow is cast across the surface of the moon. unfortunately, sunday evening much of it, the eastern half of the country, will be covered by clouds, so the west gets a
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that's what's going kind of bummed out about that. for today, a mix of clouds and some sunshine. temperatures a little bit cooler than they have been. a few 40s in the distant suburbs. 50s for the nearby suburbs. partly sunny skies. still feels nice. breezy up against the coast. windy again on sunday. sun, 73. a touch of rain late sunday into monday. back near 80 tuesday and warm again on wednesday. >> and that's your latest weather. guys? >> all right, al. thank you, now to our special series with the nfl "together we make football." inspiring stories about how the game impacts people on and off the field and willie's got that one for us. good morning. >> good morning, guys. at 6'3" and 320 pounds manny ramirez of the detroit lions is a giant of the game, and especially so to the kids who look up to him.
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>> there you go. come on. drive. drive. there we go, there we go, manny. come on. i need ten yards. i need ten yards, yeah, yeah, yeah. you're done, you're done. leave t.leave it. >> reporter: hard work is nothing new to lions guard manny ramirez. he gets his drive from his parents. >> my father was a garbage man for the city of houston and a roofer, my mom same thing. actually met on the roof when they were rooking together and she was also a janitor for our middle school in high school as well. i wouldn't even put myself in the top ten as far as like being the best athlete on the field in high school. there was always a lot better guys out there, but i was one of the guys who took advantage of the opportunity that was there for us. if it wasn't for football, i wouldn't be able to go to college because this was no way we could ever afford it. >> reporter: manny worked hard to become the first in his family to attend college. now as one of the growing number
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the nfl, he's encouraging young latinos to think big, like he did. >> real big role models to hispanics as a little kid and coming from where i come from, i take pride that our kids sacrificed for us to be where we're at today and i'm grateful for that, especially now having my own kids. >> part of being here with me doing these types of event, you know, i'm able to bring them in and they can understand where we come from and who we are. >> reporter: today manny is giving back and connecting with kids in the detroit neighborhood called mexican town. >> there we go. >> who wants bags? >> you want one, baby? >> thank you. >> there you go. >> i take a lot of pride in being a good role model for the hispanics, especially the youth because there's not many in this position. >> you throw it to me. >> a lot of people look up to and say i would like to be that one day. >> there we go, nice. i love to just be able to see their smile. >> he can relate to them. he can relate to growing up with
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the bare essentials. [ speaking spanish ] >> we believe that this is part of our heritage and this is part of our culture. >> i'm out. boo. >> being a mexican-american just allows me to be someone that others look up to. >> here, you sit right here next to me. >> i want to be able to set the foundation for them, for them to believe it doesn't matter what people say, we do have an opportunity. it all goes back to my parents. i use them as motivation as far as like what they went through and what they sacrificed in order for us to be where we're at today. >> now manny spent the first four years of his career with the lions and signed with denver in 2011 playing in the super bowl while protecting peyton manning, but this past off-season manny decided to return to the team that drafted him and to the city of detroit. remember, you can head to to share your story. if we feature, it you'll get a chance to win a trip to super bowl 50 in california's bay area. >> so in the upcoming 9:00 hour
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jeep with natalie and al in the jeep. >> okay, all right. >> make sure it's in neutral, natalie, that's all i ask. >> and take your foot off the brake. >> he's requesting a barbie jeep. >> we should mention, catch the detroit lions take on the denver broncos "sunday night football" right here on nbc. and as you can see, today's lifestyle correspondent jenna wolfe has joined us. constantly citing studies and why are there so many and which ones can you believe? jenna has looked into that. >> hey, guys in. you can name it, it's been studied, held, finances, wealth, and just look at headlines and if you need further proof this, year alone, the "today" show has done 243 stories based on published studies. so now without missing a beat here's number 244. >> did you guys hear about that stud? >> reporter: turns out we're a pretty cerebral society. >> a new study. >> a new study.
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>> a new study. >> more than half of those kids. >> living in high altitudes. >> eat, drink or smoke. >> there's science behind that. >> reporter: and apparently we've stud teed. >> there's a study-for-everything. there's even studies about studies. >> reporter: i'm going to read off the studies done this past year, so nutrition, one on diet. how many -- how many studies were done this year? >> oh, thousands. >> reporter: tens of thousands. oh, forget it. in fact, these days just about everything, everyone, everywhere has been analyzed, counted, diced, spliced and yes, studied. >> study smuddy, get out of here. >> studies done on chocolate. >> your lips. >> avocado. >> olives. >> on your toes. >> walnuts. >> on your nose snow name it, there's been a study on it. we're crazy about. who doesn't want a stud? the thing is we may be too eager. one questionable study on the health benefits of chocolate made tons of headlines even though it was just a test to see if reporters would bite. and they did.
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that chocolate only accelerates weight loss and also aids in sleep quality. >> reporter: so with all these studies how do you really know what'sy will jitd? i hear a study was done on such and such and i just believe it. i think, well, if a study was done. >> don't just believe it, jenna. >> reporter: tell me why. >> because you want to make sure it's a high quality study which is really easy to do, just google it and make sure the authors aren't funded, for example, by industry. make sure they have some experience. look for some other studies. >> reporter: so even if it seems like we're in study overload, there really is a method to the madness. >> everyone is using science or a scientific method to trying to get closer to understanding truth. >> get it. studies need to be done about studies. >> we are guilty. >> we did one. >> we are so guilty of this. >> all the time. >> it's called the trending segment. >> that's a world we all talk about it and it's fun, popular topics, trending topics is what it is. >> by the way. >> huge congratulations on it.
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what's the show called? >> jennaly speaking, tarreding it on the "today" show channel, similar to what hoda does and we'll be hitting everything, fitness obviously, nutrition and mommihood and business and lester is my first guest today. he started in radio. i don't know what i'm doing.
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>> she didn't ask any that is for a multifaith service at 11:30. then at 4:00, the pope will visit our lady of angel.
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catholic church in east harlem followed by a highly anticipated procession through central park at 5:00. then at 6:00, the grand finale, if you will, of the pope's visit at madison square garden. again, live pictures near the united nations this morning as people wait in anticipation to see the pope. of course stay with us for coverage of the pope's events all day long.
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i'm michael douglas, and new york is my home. there's no place like it in the world. and there's no time to see it like the fall. take metro north to take in the beautiful fall foliage from high above the hudson. swing a club at one of america's greatest courses... see spectacular sights underground...
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...or thrilling sights above it. there's so many incredible ways to experience the fun of fall in new york state. plan your trip at there's something for everyone. jonas. a new "tonight show" with jimmy fallon and "late night" with seth meyers. >> 8:30 now on this friday morning. good morning, everyone. it's the 5th of september, 2015. beautiful day out in new york city.
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great day for the pope. got a lot on his schedule this morning and we'll be covering every step of the way and we're happy that everybody has cooperate cooperated. >> certainly are and we'll have an oscar winner and robert de niro is here and taking on an interesting role as an intern, an alleged intern. >> all beginning to sound a lot like christmas because kenny rogers is out were a new collection of holiday tunes and also here with a big announce announcement you're going to wanted to hear. >> but first, al, you're not al. al had to leave early. >> changed my outfit. >> dylan dreyer here with us. >> and not a bad forecast to give you considering it's going to be pretty nice across the northeast. as we head into the weekend, temperatures more fall-like, in the lower 70s and heavy rain down neither carolinas. we could see as much as seven inches of rain along the coast of north carolina along near cape hatteras and the rough surf, a little dangerous if you're out and about this
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tries to creep a little farther north up into virginia and mid-atlantic. rest of the country looks all right. the highs in the southern plains tapping out in the mid-80s. 70s across new england with some clouds around and keep an eye out for some of the rip currents if you're near the water. looking for scattered showers dylan, thanks very much. temperatures in the 60s. 65 in the city. 66 in long branch. upper 50s well to the north and west. a day that will feature clouds and occasional sunshine. it will be breezy, though. 76. that's the best we do for high temperatures. that breeze continues into tonight. low of 60. 40s and 50s in the suburbs. windy over the weekend. rough surf. varying amounts of clouds. highs low 70s. >> happy birthday, yolanda. where's yolamda.
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>> right here. >> happy birthday. >> 50th anniversary, folks from seattle, well representing the country today. guys, back inside. >> dylan, thanks very much. want to talk about a man on a mission. >> yeah. he wants to give certain foods, get you to throw them away by the ton. boy, i really screwed that one up. he wants you to take certain foods that are thrown away by the ton and wants you to give them a second chance. here's nbc's gadi schwartz. >> reporter: at the local's farmer's market jordan is the prince of produce. >> here we go, this is awesome. >> reporter: his cause pushing fruits and veggies that are a little too big, too small or too ugly for the average consumer. >> strawberry that looks like a thumb or a carrot that looks like they are dancing. >> reporter: perfectly taste toe eat and giving them an instagram account ugly fruits and veg and suggests everyone give them a chance before they aretorsed away.
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fork asks grocery stores to avoid vegetable vanity and sell the uglies, too. >> resonates people. we shouldn't be throwing away good produce. >> reporter: 40% of all food produced in the u.s. including fruits and veggies gets thrown away annually, waste eke lent to $165 billion grocery bill or about $1,500 of waste per household. >> there was some discolorration. >> reporter: farmers like tom nunez feel the pain of perfection. what would you say if there's big retailers that would actually sell something like this? >> we'll sell more produce, our yields would go up and it would reduce our costs sao farmers aren't quick to cost anything so nunez processes the uglies for bagged salad or uses them to keep the soil healthy but some waste ends up in places like this, the salinas transfer station where they watch 60200 tons of organic waste get dumped
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you're looking at expiration date and the that's two weeks out. >> pretty typical. we do receive a lot of produce that is still good. >> all kinds of stuff, look at that, they taste great. >> reporter: great for consumer betsy graham who is buying these agricultural orphans from imperfect produce, a company in the bay area that delivers the uglies to your door for a deep discount. you guys are getting some of this stuff for pennies on a dollar. >> yeah. we get it for half off and pass that on to the customers. >> reporter: imperfect produce that could put perfectly good money back in your pocket. >> just got a big nose. >> reporter: for "today," gadi schwartz, nbc news. >> good news. >> i'm not going to speak about anything. >> good response. coming up, robert de niro on becoming the intern, the pope's visit in new york and also a guy we haven't heard his name in a while, bernie madoff, but,
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it's always a great morning when to you-time oscar winner oscar de niro stops by our studio. in the new movie "intern" he plays a 70-year-old who decides retirement is not for him so he takes an intermship at a hip fashion company and at first his boss played by anne hathaway is a little resistant. take a look. >> don't feel like you have to dress up. we're super cas here. >> i'm comfortable in a suit, if it's okay. >> no, it's fine. old school. >> exactly. at least i'll stand out. >> i don't think i need you to do that. >> true. >> well, i think we did it in less than two minutes. i'll wait to hear from you. >> okay. >> robert, good morning. good to see you. >> good morning, good to see you. >> a lot of the reviews i'm reading, the chemistry, they love the chemistry between you and anne hathaway but in the move to doesn't start out that way. she's not all that thrilled, has
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really want a 70-year-old intern. >> no, and she's -- i'm maybe a little too inquisitive or a little too aware of, you know, she might feel uncomfortable of me being around. i don't want to give it away but there's a point where she sort of gets me out of picture and i come back into the whole thing. >> there are a lot of laughs in the movie. i'll talk about one of those moments in a second but there are also really interesting themes like not discarding people who are a little older because they have this incredible wealth of experience and intelligence and also it takes on gender roles in the office and at home. is that why you like doing a movie like this. >> well, i like doing a movie. for all those reasons, and i -- and the main one is nancy meyers, the script. she sent it to me, and offered it to me, and i knew if she had offered it to me, she had done a lot of thinking about it before
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she's a real stickler for detail and that's important to me. >> the moment that makes people laugh and there's one in particular -- you send an email, you don't know an e-mail and you accidentally sent an e-mail that you should not have sent. have you ever had that experience in real life where you get the hot flash? >> i can imagine what that would feel. i've never done, that knock on wood. >> are you a technology guy in real life? >> no. i can send e-mails and stuff like that, text. >> were you a flip phone guy for a while, weren't you? >> still am. >> you still have a flip phone. >> yeah. >> do you have anything other than a flip phone? >> iphone, ipad. >> so you've moved on a little bit? >> yeah. there's just simple -- simpler in a way to do -- in some ways. that's why i like the flip phone. >> the other thing i like about
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this, robert, is it makes you think that no matter how far along we are you're never too old to stop learning. if you could have an intermship at any kind of company what would you choose. >> i was thinking maybe something to do with space and astro astrophysics, whatever, so i could learn and ask questions and something i'm genuinely interested in. i sort of do that when i'm working on a part, you know. i spend time with people who are the person i'm playing or one of those groups of people so -- and that's -- in that sense i realize that i do that. >> you helped me segue well, you're wearing a hat not just because you like wearing a half. you're taking on the role of bernie madoff. do you want to show me. >> so they have given you that little center shave there, so you more closely resemble him. what are your thoughts on him, and why did you want to take him on?
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i was so busy and so on but barry levenson, finally we were producing it, and i said, okay, i'll commit to doing it. they wrote a very good script, he and some writers including barry sung sam and it's a very big tragedy for everyone involved, family, the sons, and all the victims, to said least, the most tragic at all. >> it was a story that captured headlines not only in this country but around the world. i would never dare to give you acting advice, but if you need advice on losing your hair i'm game for that. >> i see that. you want to invest some money with me? >> yeah, sure. >> bernie, yes. robert de niro, always food to have you here. what a pleasure. >> thanks. >> and "the intern" opens nationwide today. up next another legend kenny rogers downstairs with some big news to share, but, first, on a friday morning, this is "today"
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>> just singing. back now at 8:44 with the gambler himself kenny rogers. brand new album today, number 16. >> unbelievable. >> if you're counting, it's called "once again it's christmas." kenny, good morning. >> thanks for having >> a couple of super fans. >> i'm going to give you a chance to sing "the gambler" with me. we'll see how good we are. >> i don't know if i can handle the excitement. >> that song not literally written about gambling? >> no, don schlitz was a business manager and he was walking down the street and came up with you've got to know when to hold them and started writing more about the philosophy of life. >> a get metaphor, for sure. >> yeah.
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>> i do. >> your second one. however it had been 17 years. >> i didn't realize that and the record company thought that's a good cycle, every 17 years come out with a new christmas album and did i that. you do those in july, and everybody else deck rates their studio and i really let the music kind of put me there, but it's a great album. >> did you pick the christmas songs on it? >> myself and my producers did, and alison kraus did one and jennifer neville did one with me and a group called winfield locket and then i had the time jumpers which is a group from nashville. >> mm-hmm. >> and vince gil is the guitar player and my son jordan is in a choir at school, and i was talking to her choir director and i was thinking about
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this a capella and i was told there's a really good group named home free so soy googled that. >> elementary school. >> you have a big announcement. i should give you the floor and let you tell it. >> well, you know, it's happily sad or sadly happy. i'm going to do a big worldwide tour and it's going to be my last. >> oh. >> i'm going to say good-bye at that point, and it's -- i've done this long enough, you know. and i wrote in my story, in my book, that sometimes there's a fine line between being driven and being selfish, and i think i cross that had line when i was younger. >> right. >> and i -- i really want to be there with my kids and my wife. they are very important to me, and i don't see enough of them, you know. >> yeah. >> and that was kind of my goal, and i have some things on my bucket list. >> like what. what do you want to do after
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>> i took them to africa on a safari. >> did you that. you checked that off the list. >> yeah. >> i want to take them to alaska for the salmon run. i have certain things that i've done in my life that were great fun for me that i think that they will en. and i wanted them to return that i'm with them, you know. >> wow, that's great. >> that's amazing. you spent so many years on the road. do you think you'll miss it? like you said, it's a little bittersweet. >> i'm sure i will miss it, but, you know, i swore that i would do this until i embarrassed myself, and i'm getting to where i don't walk around well, and so i've found some new humor. i guess that's a good thing. my mobility is really driving me crazy. >> getting around. >> i heard something in my ear from our producer, us asking or just hoping that your final stop of your farewell tour will be here at "today" show. we're hoping that you're going to do that. >> i'm going to do that. >> that's amazing. >> here in new york. >> on the "today" show. >> i'll do it right here, i
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don't know about -- they will move me to 12 different locations. i'll do it on the "today" show. >> outside, because i don't think this studio can handle the crowds that we know will turn out for you. you've got to know when to hold them know when to fold them know when to talk away, know when to run you never count your money when you're sitting at table there'll be time enough for counting when the deal's done >> what a great song, kenny. >> you have the lyrics somewhere. >> oh, no, we didn't. >> in honor of 120 million albums sold, 76 records, including the compilation, incredible accomplishment, truly an icon in country music and music in gentleman, and you're a fantastic gentleman. congratulations. >> can i say to you, and i will be back. my last show will be here. >> kenny, i'm crying already. >> i don't want you to cry. >> we love you. >> might have to get dolly into surprising you.
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days from now, her 30th an anniversary anniversary. >> i can get out of the way and can you do "islands in the stream." >> the i'll have to practice. >> congrats on the album. can't wait to see you as you say fare well. hour.
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time to get some birthday wishes from mr. willard, akott. hey, willard, good morning. >> new york, new york, a wonderful town. everyone has fun up there. it will get prettier and prettier as the month rolls by. selma mccullough in south springs, texas and everybody who knows her she's the sweetest woman in the world. thelma murphy is 1 years old, loss of jazz, dixieland and jazz, everybody does. arthur prisco of providence, rhode island. pretty state and pretty town. 100 years old today and loves golf. that's his sport. hed's a good scout in more way than one. ernie holler from charlesroi, pennsylvania, 100 years, member of the boy scouts for years, love it. all right, gang. have some fun and think of me. i would like to come up and have dinner. great restaurants.
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>> will yard, thank you. >> thank you so much. a big moment for pope francis. he has already arrived at united nations this morning. he's expected to address the general assembly a bit later on, and as wet said it's going to be a momentous day. a lot of highs and poignant moments as well as he's expected to lead an interfaith service at 9/11 memorial and museum, ground zero. >> can't wait to see him go esthrough central park wit all the people just get that little glimpse of him here in new york and then mass at madison square garden. it's going to be extraordinary as well. >> there's a certain electricity in yo the air right now. >> for sure. >> and people are really excited. new yorkers don't get fazed by too much. there's a couple of people. >> what a great picture. >> i know. it's incredible >> those are definitely to be framed. >> wow, a special moment. >> you spend hours thinking about what you might say to him. >> what dub say? >> i just said holy father, welcome to new york. >> right. >> that's what you say. >> what did you say? >> i said it's an honor to meet you.
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>> it was great. very nice. >> how will his speech at the u.n. differ f im what we said yesterday? >> greg burke morning said it will be very similar, hit the same tones of living in a common home and yet he probably will talk a lot about climate change, no question about it. that's a topic that's of great interest in the room and the refugee and crisis, things like that. >> he talked a lot about the responsibilities of public service and here he'll have
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him. good morning. a live look at 8:57 on this friday, september 25th. i'm kerry barrett. pope francis is now at the united nations for the start of a very busy day in new york. these are live pictures here. he will be addressing the general assembly a little bit later at 10:30. right now he is addressing the u.n. staff in english. some brief remarks likely focusing on envrmonment, poverty, immigration. thanking them for their service. we understand cardinal timothy
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dolan is there as well. he will be the fourth ponti to drsss the united nations, as i mentioned he will continue that speech just a little bit before 10:30 this morning. this stop is pope francis's first stop of the day. after he leaves the u.n., he will hold an interfaith service at the 9/11 memorial at 11:30. this morning he will visit a school in east harlem, central
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roker, natalie morales and willie geist and tam on hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on this bdeautiful friday morning in new york city. it is september 25th, kristen, our beloved producer. >> her las, day with us. >> don't start crying, kristen. >> she's heading back to her hometown outside cleveland. one of our very favorites. we might talk about her a little bit. i'm willie along with natalie and tamron. al has the day off. our producers chose this song for us, "empirestate of mind" withnthe pope here. what a fantastic night at st. patrick's cathedral and nbc's raheema ellis is at the papal nuncio up on the upper east side. >> reporter: pope francis left here a short while ago to begin
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of a 39-hour wirl whind visit to the city. as you mentioned he headed down to the united nations, down there. he was greeted by the president of the u.n. and his wife, and there the pope will really address the world. he is going to speak before the general assembly addressing 150 leader this. all comes after you mentioned he arrives in new york city on thursday to a hero's welcome, if yo will, and at famous world known st. patrick's cathedral. he had a rock star welcome where he held prayers and vespers for thousands or several hundred clergy members, and he blessed people there and asked for their blessings as well. when he finish there had, it was a very tired pope who came here to the papal nuncio and spent a quiet night because this area is blocked off to make certain that he could rest peacefully. willie, back to you. >> all right, thank you so much. extraordinary security measures
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what a day, general assembl , school in east harlem, a parade through tral park and then end with a mass at world's most famous arena, madison square garden. >> and then on to philadelphia. >> right. >> a huge event. >> he's a 78-year-old man and has such energy. he's brought such energy to the city as well, and i think everybody, you know, who has had a chance to glimpse him. matt and savannah were lucky to be there last night and to shake de s handat st. patrick's cathedral. >> oh, wow. hat's a great moment. >> most people won't gicet that moments even watching on tv, even just watching on television. >> yeah. >> you just could see the energy. social media just completely dominated with people being moved by everything that he said, watching the prayers yesterday, the vesper, most not even having attended a service of that kind. >> right. >> but glued to everything that he said, but, again, going on to he leaves here, on to philadelphia for that family event at the end of the evening and that extraordinary city. i don't know how he does it.
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he's the pope. a special man. >> a great family man. my kids were watching it with uspu this morning what's the big deal and who is this guy and gave us a chance to sit and explain who he is. >> talk about religion. >> and when he represents and then we were watching as helicopters took off from jfk and they thought he might fly past our building so they ran over to the window and they are looking for pope. unfortunately, he didn't pass where we live. did i see him in the crowd at jfk though. >> yeah. >> he got a big smile on his face and they pulled out and someone was handing him one of these. >> the pope doll. >> he loved t.obviously all kinds of souvenirs, th pope doll. >> people have gotten createive. >> a napkin. >> right. >> i don't know -- i would never use that. >> frame that, don't use it. ee i'm going out to central park today to see him, so i'm going to hold this up. >>mthere you go. >> just in hopes of catching his tention.ado you know his man? holy father, do you now this man. >> thm umbrella, the bobblehead, i'm not sure how i feel about the bobblehead. >> i like that. it actually bears a better resemblance than the -- than the doll. >> w wore it best.
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>> look at that. pretty incredible artwork. >> he does have a sense of humor about all of that. laughing and smiling when he sees these things. the pope did say he misses eateting pizza, so new york city pizzeas are trying to lure him in. blea pr ,treet made a pizza with the robe made out ofrricotta cheese. on>> how cool is that. >> and anchovies make the staff. >> isn't that incredible. >> once you get into fancy designs, feel bad cutting him up. >> i'm not an anchovy person but i might try that. >> instagram users have been uploading their photos of their dogs dressed as the pope using the #popedog. there's a pope dog right there. >> listen. >> oh, okay. >> okay. >> a cute puppy. >> that's a very cute popey. >> not sure how the dog feels about that. >> gets three meals. that's cute.
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the pope dog costumes to upcoming halloween costumes. >> oh. >> already 36 days and countihg until halloween so atlot of you thinking about what am i going to be this year? what kind of costumes are out there? what's going to be hot this year? well, now there's a whole new category, the sexy halloween costumes. >> that's not new. >> it's been around a highly. >> gaining in pop late, you're seeing a lot more of this. for examplth the donald trump take is the donna t. rump shaker and the sexy trump, i guess you could say, i don't know. is that the black and blue or the gold and white dress? >> remember. >> i forgot about that. >> the controversially over the dress that. seems so long ago, right. the sexy goldfish outfit. >> come on. >> kind of ridiculous. >> now you know you really have
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this sexy taco costume. i don't even really know where to go with that. >> no uomment on that, your honor. >> i am so sorry, father. >> this is the trump wig. >> the bobblehead. >> that's not the trump wig. >> this does not do justice to donald's luxurious hair. >> it has to go that way. >> the comb-over -- that's not donald at all. disrespectful to his lovely head of hair. >> tell what is you plan to be though if you have a costume already. >> if you have a sexy costume, love to see it though keep it clean at #today'stake. >> when you're a kid and then you reach like age 18 and everyone is out in their underwear, everyone is sexy something. >> the first year i went to new york i went to the famous new york city halloween parade. there's a huge parade and then i had been living in chicago in the midwest for ten years and the great state of texas all my life and then i went to that. >> that will open your eyes.
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>> very elaborate costumes, some of the best you'll ever see. >> bikini bottom, it's like, yeah, it's a fun time. >> it's a great parade. >> but let me tell you, eye-opening experience there. you know something else that's eye-own, caught our eye, sleep desk. apparently this may have something to do with an episode of "seinfeld," famous episode when george has sleeping nook under his desk at work. >> and now. >> there it is. >> we all un need, that right? >> okay. >> now someone has made a desk that allows you to do apparently just that, so here we go. it looks like a regular desk. >> right. >> but the lower compartment transforms into a fully functional bed. >> i like that. a considered by an architecture firm in greece. apparently it's just a prototype which i'm interested why you like that because i would rather sleep at home.
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if you're sleeping on the floor at work, that means we've been here -- >> crashing something or if you're here long extended hours as many of us are. >> get a little couch in your office. >> trust me, when we leave here to go to ms, i get the long day part of it, but i don't want to encourage it. >> we would love for to you sleep right here. >> all right. as we mentioned, al had to leave a little early today so let's get a check of the weather with miss dylan. >> hey, good morning, guys. we're growing corn in the studio. there's hay on the floor. i think you guys got something special up, all related to fall in a little bit. area of low pressure down across the southeast and heavy rain has been moving on shore through parts of north carolina, that is going to be the case, unfortunately, all weekend long. moisture is streaming in and also an area of high pressure banked in from the north. you have a wind pushing the
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moisture and the water from the ocean onshore. that's going to create some dangerous rip currents and we're also looking at gusty winds, perhaps as high at 45 mean, i so it's anything but a beach day anywhere from the carolinians up to the mid-atlantic and even the dangerous rip currents across another nice day on tap. more clouds than sunshine the past couple of days. still breezy and comfortable. it will be very nice as you follow the pope through the city. patchy clouds tonight. 60s mid down. 40s and 50s in most suburbs. partly sunny skies. feels nice. about 74 degrees. gets a little breeze y. rain or showers late sunday night, into monday. 80 tuesday. upper 70s wednesday. cooler by thursday. >> and that's your latest forecast. guys. >> all right, dylan, see you in a little bit. >> tamron, another night and another big event for you. >> a big event for women, luncheon for women go, red, of course.
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he's retiring. we need to dig deeper into what this really means. >> yeah. i've done this, this is my 50th something year in the business, and i've achieved everything i set out to achieve, and i have my identical twin boys that are 11 years old, and a lot of the stuff i'm doing requires that i be gone from home, and i miss them, and i'm so afraid -- i want them to be able to say i did this with my dad. i did that, not just that i did this, yeah, but they did it with me. i just took them on a trip to africa for an african safariy. >> oh, how nice. >> and they have the most fun. that was on my bucket list. that was one of the things i've really enjoyed in my life and the other thing i want to do with them is take them to alaska on the salmon run. >> yeah. >> that's very special. >> can we call it kenny a break or is it really retirement in. >> i'm going to hang it up. i've done it long enough, and i thought i would kind of go out
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with a flurry and have a reallyfarm good time, make it a world tour. >> yeah. >> people -- and it sounds egotistical but people have really supported me my whole career, and i feel i owe them a chance to say good-bye for once. >> you're going to go, a big flurry, going out with a flurry, big world tour but you also have a new christmas album coming out. this is your sixth christmas album "once again it's christmas." >> first in 17 years. >> the record company says they think that's a good cycle, every 17 years. >> keep coming back with another one. great duets on this album. >> with some very talented people. i got a chance to work with alison kraus who i think is wonderful. >> nice. >> and did a song with jennifer nettles called "baby, it's cold outside" and there's a new group you may or may not have heard of called home free. they are an a capella group. >> yeah, that's them.
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>> and i found them, my son jordan, justin takes choir at school and his choir director said you should look these guys up, and the i went home and googled them. i'm very technical. >> kenny rogers son and choir, step back. >> they love to sing, and -- i try to stay out of it. >> yeah. >> but they come out on stage and sing with me when they are out with me, and justin -- jordan loves to play drums. >> yeah. >> and he's really pretty good we we have jordan playing drums and justin is out front break dancing. the two whitest kids. >> come on. >> taking dance lessons. they are taking dance lessons. >> you can't heckle your children on national tv. >> call them out. >> they are very special in some ways. >> do you have a favorite of your own that you love? i mean, we have our favorite.
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>> i think "laid" comes close. >> that's my favorite. >> i love it. >> can you tell them, this huge tour and you're going home to crockett to perform, crockett, texas, for people who don't know. >> i promised them i would come for a concert down there. it's going to be fun. mom and dad are buried there and it will give me a chance to go by there. i remember the first time i went to see them, went to their graves and i forgot where their grave sites were and i must have walked around for an hour and a half looking for their grave sites and i finally said, dad, mom, i spent more time looking for you than if i spent if i had found you, and they came and took me -- they were over the hill. >> what's the song when you're on stage and the opening bars come on, the crowd instantly goes crazy. >> "islands in the stream." >> which we so happen to have it cued up because it's our go-to croak. >> i hope you get karaoke royalties because this is sung a thousand times a night.
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>> with your help. >> no, i'm going to listen. we rely on each other from another to another, >> we have the lyrics. >> you need a comedy show, you're so good. >> we'll retire from music, too. how's that? >> you guys want to go on the tour. >> kenny, we love you so much. >> thank you. >> please come back and entertain us any time you want. >> i'm going to do my final show here. >> yes, you are. >> you certainly are. >> congrats on the christmas album as well. >> and good luck with the boys and the break dancing. >> the album "once again it's we thought we' d be ready. but demand for our cocktail bitters was huge. i could feel our deadlines racing towards us. we didn' t need a loan. we needed short-term funding.
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good, kenny rogers, the pope. it's good. world leaders at the u.n., wow, just had five more years. one of those leaders may be kanye west in five years, kind of got that all jumbled up. i'm not kidding, nor is he. we all watched kim kardashian's other half saying he's running for president. he says i sometimes think in clubs and think, wow, i have five years before i run for office and i've got a lot of research to dork growing up to do. keep in mind he says he's while in clubs and he hates politics and caressed about the truth and human beings and quote, i just want everyone to win. if he did win, that would make kim k. our first lady. >> mm-hmm. >> okay. >> yeah. >> you know what else he says, he loves ben carson, ben carson is brilliant. i've been trying to get in touch with him. >> i think it's amazing that he's -- that he says i'm sitting
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in the club and i'm thinking. i've got to get out of this place. can you keep that daquiri. i've got things to do. okay. anyone can play former cbs anchor dan rather, who would you pick? well, it's already been done. robert redford, of course. >> how about that in the new film "truth" redford plays the iconic anchor 2005 in the tumultuous point in his career after he reported on "60 minutes" that president george w. bush dodge the the draft for the vietnam war and it's produced by marry mapes and cate blanchett plays marry. >> go, go, go. >> tonight, we have new information on the president and his military service. >> here's to a great story. >> hey, mary. these blogs are saying that the memo can be recreated in microsoft word. >> several experts have raised serious questions. >> they are going to start an investigation. >> this is bad. >> they do not get to do this!
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they do not get to smack us just for asking a question. >>y in want to talk to your source. >> now it's bad. >> according to yahoo! dan rather actually approved of redford playing him and mapes and rather met with the actors. the movie opens october 16. >> and take a listen to the sound of sam smith. >> that voice. >> yes, that is his track "writings on the wall" the theme song for the james bond film "spectre." a big moment in his career and big moment in the show. much more coming up right after to feel this special... you need to eat this special. kellogg's special k... made with whole grains and fiber to help a body thrive. folic acid and vitamin d... to make a body feel this good. start your day with 150
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good morning. a live look at the george washington bridge. 66 degrees at 9:27 on this friday, september 25th. i'm kerry barrett. pope francis at the u.n. where he will soon give an historical address. he is giving brief remarks to the workers. he thanked them for their work
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and asked them to care for one another. the holy father climbed in the golf cart for a tour around the building. taking a live look inside of the general assembly. he is scheduled to begin speaking to them in about one hour at 10:30. hundreds of state dignitaries are there, more than normal. it is the 70th anniversary of the general assembly. of course stay with us for live coverage all day long. if you're not near a tv or computer, watch us any time,
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taking a look at headlines, it's the day iphone lovers have been waiting for. apple released the new iphone 6s and 6s plus and analysts expect the company to sell 12 million to 13 million phones this weekend. that's up from 10 million last year. the iphone 6s has modest upgrades including a better camera and 3-d touch screen technology. thinking about getting an amazon prime member, today might
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be the good day to sign up. amazon is selling prime memberships for $67 for this day alone. prime members offers unlimited free shipping and streaming video. normally it goes for $99 a year. amazon's promotion is to celebrate the five emmys won by its original though "transparent." retirement may be bad for your health. researchers at university of miami reviewed health data on more than 80,000 americans, 65 and older, and they found that those who were still working in white collar jobs reported feeling healthier than the retirees and workers with physically demanding jobs had the lowest rates of chronic conditions, suggesting the benefits of regular physical activity. nearly 14,000 hammock stands sold at bed bath & beyond stores are being recalled because of a fall hazard. the stands were sold under the destination summer label. the hooks that attach the hammock to the stand can bend or break. there have been 13 reports of such incidents resulting in consumers falling to the ground
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and sustaining injuries. consumers should stop use product and contact distributor pride family brands for replacement hooks. admission to the country's national parks will be free tomorrow to celebrate national public lands day. for example, the $30 entrance fee at yessostone will be waived. in addition, 175,000 volunteers are expected to show up at parks and forests ready to work, cleaning up trash and restoring trails. there was a pope sighting right here in new york turning lots of heads before even pope francis touched down at jfb. take a look. well, this is actually a wax version of the holy father cruising around in a convertible now part of a new display at madam tussaud's to celebrate the visit. the new york police department gave the prank the okay and people taking selfies with the popemobile either. let's get a check of the wet we are dylan. come on in. >> wasn't too hot.
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>> beautiful day for that. >> true. >> as we go into the weekend the biggest story continues to be the rain, heavy at mix of clouds and sunshine on this friday. temperature wise a little bit cooler than yesterday. breezy too with a high temperature of 76 degrees. it feels comfortable to be out the evening. 60 don't. 40s and 50s in the suburbs. 74 for the weekend. basically dry. windy to breezy at times. could be shower activity sunday night, into monday. 80 on tuesday. >> and that's your latest forecast. guys? >> thank you, dylan. well, we're wrapping up our series favorite fall pastimes with willie's annual trip to south side of the city. >> become a tradition for hay
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and you never know who you might meet on the back of a tractor? my favorite fall pastime is taking the kids to a good corn maze, eating candy apples and having the quintessential fall experience. we go to a place two miles outside the city and we roll up there and you're transported to a different place and the best part for us is the corn maze because you haven't lived until you've had a 5-year-old try to lead you through a corn maze and that 5-year-old insists on being the leader in the corn maze and you have to say, buddy, we just went down there ten seconds ago, it was a dead end and takes a longer time to get out and still a lot of fun. one time we hop on the hay ride with the kids because who doesn't love the hay ride, sitting on the bale of hay and another family sits down right across from us. i look up and it's dee snyder, the lead sister of twisted sister with his family, just being a dad out with his cards kids, so i went on a long hay
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ride with dee snider, not many people can say that. we did not sing "we're not going to take it" but i was singing it in my happened listened to it on the whole ride home. the fall food is best when it's messiest so my wife and i will grab an ear of corn and roll it around in the bird and salt and walking around eating it that way and the kids, of course, have to have the caramel apples, so that's just a complete mess so by the time we get out of the place the kids faces are just laminated in caramel. my wife and i have butter coming down our arms and we love it. we do it every year. >> so cute. >> i can't wait to do it again this year. two miles outside the city. two hours away. the place we go, gabrielson's country form in jamesport on the north port of long island. >> caramel apple all over your face. >> not right now. >> is there a technique. >> the kids dominate these but i'll tear into a piece of corn. >> can only do those with young teeth. >> can we have the corn.
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>> yes, please. >> i don't know what happened. >> those are -- >> there is no getting the apple off. >> there we go. >> dripping in butter. >> fresh and hot. >> eat it on air. >> i can't. >> i got it. >> you got it the. >> get in there. >> hey, that's the good stuff. >> now i can't talk. >> my front teeth. >> right there. >> that's good. we're going to keep eating. >> how much butter, this is like heaven. >> dipped in butter. up next, the comedian who is a fixture on late night tv and buddies of seinfeld and chris rock, brian (sarah) we get our speed from mom and dad. fast. kitchen -so they're even faster. (zoe) so they can help us with our free throws. (announcer) the time saving frigidaire gallery line... with a quick pre heat. a dishwasher with four times better water coverage.
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planned parenthood videos. there's a large contingency on the right. the republican leadership needs to fight harder, fight the democrats with more legislative and procedural maneuvers to force the president to have to deal with these bills. mitch mcconnell and speaker boehner have not wanted to do this. they thought it was inevitably going to lead to a shut down, but boehner was in this box. if he didn't fight, there was going to be an insurrection where they were going to vacate the chair. that was going to happen and he
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was going to need democrats to save his speakership. politically that put him in an untenable position so he chose to diffuse himself now, leave on a high note. he basically put his party before himself. it's an interesting decision and will delay this fight. there will be a big leadership fight and may be a government shutdown fight in three months, but this will delay all that for three months. >> if this doesn't happen until the end of october but then happens, it creates a vacuum or a void. who are we looking at, who might assume that position? >> three names quickly, kevin mccarthy, he is the california republican republican. you're going to hear chatter
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about paul ryan. former vice president running mate to mitt romney. he would be the most popular pick in the party but he's not a big fan of the politics that goes with the job. and then the conservative, guy that may be the biggest conservative is a texas republican by the name of jeb ens enserling. more trust with key partiers than the so-called establishment. establishment versus the outsiders. in this case the outsiders are the conservative tea party members. they believe that boehner, cantor, who are never with them, mccarthy they like but don't know how much they trust him. going to end up being a fight between mccarthy as the establishment guy and maybe so mebody else. >> chuck, not to put you on the spot on short notice, is there some events, some achievements
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remembered for? >> look, i think it's going to be a mixed bag. i think his legacy has been his struggle of the party. he's tried to bridge the divide between the establishment and conservative base and, frankly, by having to resign i think it's a concession that he did the best he could for four or five years, but now he needs to have someone else do it becau he he can't do it anymore. right now this is a tough way to leave. although i think the pope visit is a nice capstone for him personally. >> meant a lot to him personally. john boehner, member of congress for almost 25 years, swept into the speakership after the 2010 elections where republicans made huge gains. much more on the >> most of you will return to
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wh he's going to go into a counting game from here, and he plays with you. >> he plays with u. over eight different games and activities, over 150 phrases. knows if you're listen g and following directions and his body is soft. he is my favorite elano ever. >> cool toy. >> looks like t real deal. >> over here we've got ryan playing with a f my kids would love. >> this is a giant learn doe. look how cool, great action figure and we simply open him up. >> that's him. >> and he becomes this whole sewer layer playset with nine rooms and even have a skate park with a half-pipe and meditation rmeoom and the jail for the bad guys. >> all right. >> the act al figures are sold separate. >> do you like that, ryan? >> cool. >> are you ready for edible arts and crafts. >> you can play with this. >> if you would just squeeze this. >> this is our chocolate tent. >> d kids can decorate cookies or cup takes.
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>> you can make decorations, write your name and comes with molds so you can makeothese gorgeous customized treats and if you want to ste them they are delicious. >> you want to try, go for it. >> how is it? >> oh, yeah. >> there you go. >> oh, that is good. >> that's just frosting. >> this is a cool game, all about robotics, right? >> science technology, mathematics. huge buzzwords. this is a ball machine. kids need to put the 260 pieces gether and once you get this going she's actually moving these balls one per second. great thing for engineering and gears and wheel hand how the whole thing works. >> do you like that eva? >> mm-hmm. >> heading off to the carnival, pie face. >> you ready to get some cream on your face. >> play this two ways. wet a sponge. >> are you sure about that. >> or we can use whipped cream.
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let's just show you and eva is going to put her fa in and we'll see how long it takes uontil it takes before she gets pie in her face. >> and that is fun for eva. >> it's a lot of fun. >> and now you can eat the pie. >> the winner is the one who doesn't get the pie on their face. >> or in this case she may be the winner if she likes the pie. >> i don't know about you. >> we are so excited about this. >> but you have to wait a whole year to order the girl scout cookies. >> come on. >> homemade cookies. >> now can you make your own. >> the girl scout cookie oven. we plug this in and pre-heat we're making your favorite, your thin mints and snow yaz, tag-alongs in eight minutes. >> taste sglem we have a heati reng element on top and comes with one package of mix, mix 12 cookies and then, of course, you can get extra mixes. >> don't have to wait for once a year. >> you can have girl s out cookies all yea lange. >> that is genius.
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windows are the ey we await the pope's speech. good morning. what are we expect something. >> savannah, good morning to you. there is no bigger stage, no bigger national sight. the pope francis's remarks just now. when he was speaking yesterday beforeacongress, he was speaking to the american people. the audience is so much bigger today for the d spictoual leader to 1.2 catholics world shde. to one point catholics worldwide. as we witnessed yesterday when he spoke before congress, this not among the lectures and scolds, it is one he tries to bring us together for a common good and likely a theme we'll witness today as he hits on critical issues, including immigration, income inequality, yesterday went to lunch with the homeless in the d.c. community, he made that message very clear,
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as well. but recognizes dysfunctional as ou congress is, the united nations is perhaps even worse. i spoke to the u.n. -- u.s. atmosphere to the united nations earlier today d she says she's been so moved by the inspirational words of this pope and for her the real issue, the real desire is to see the activation, as she describes it, the implementation of these goals, recognize, savannah, even today the united nations humanitarian chief said in eastern ukraine, the crisis in ukra he with russia, in that region separatists as far ased the united nations teams to lead. that means the aid 1,6 h 6,000 tons of relief and aid supplies have not been provided to the people there who need it. thatals one of the failures the united nations, inability to help in that grisis, one of the challenges we'll hu.r from this pope as he tries to bre g the rld together for a common good.
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>> peter, he has a very busy schedule. he has this address before the united nations general assembly. later he'll go to hallowed ground, ground zero, visit the 9/11 memorial and museum, where he'll lead an interfaith service. he also plans to meet with children today, he's got a procession through central park, and capping it all off mass tonight at madison square garden. we see the pope has taken the lectern
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[ speaking in a foreign language ] >> we are working on the translation. obviously, we are not hearing it quite yet.
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able to hear in english. let's take a listen. [ speaking in a foreign language ] >> peter alexander is listening along at the u.n. and had a preview from the vatican about what the pope is expected to say and i think, peter, we are going to hear some of those themes we've heard during the pope's entire visit. >> that's exactly right.
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this message about things like climate change and income inequality. we've been given a look at them already, expected to speak 30 to 35 minutes. that's one of the priorities this pope will communicate to the crowd here today. what's been striking to me and so many people watching is even yesterday as he spoke on the west front of the capital, we heard this pope ask for the prayers from the faithful and he catholic, we ask for your good wishes. trying to recruit not just americans, but really the world on to the shared effort to make a difference. >> and peter, there's also a huge issue, issue of refugees. i interrupt myself to tell you i think we have the translation, so let's listen in. >> universalist ideology ies is capable of perpetrating
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i can only reiterate the appreciation expressed by my predecessors, in reaffirming the importance which the catholic church attaches to this institution and the hope which she places in its activities. the united nations is presently celebrating its seventieth anniversary. the history of this organized is one of important common achievements over a period of unusually fast paced changes. without claiming to be exhaustive, we can mention the codification and development of
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establishment of international norms regarding human rights, advances in humanitarian law, the resolution of numerous conflicts, operations of peace-keeping and reconciliation, and any number of other accomplishments in every area of international activity and endeavor. all these achievements are lights which help to dispel the darkness of the disorder caused by unrestrained ambitions and collective forms of selfishness. certainly, many grave problems remain to be resolved, yet it is clear that, without all those
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international level, mankind would not have been able to survive the unchecked use of its own possibilities. every one of these political, juridical and technical advances is a path towards attaining the ideal of human fraternity and a means for its greater realization. for this reason i pay homage to all those men and women whose loyalty and self-sacrifice have benefitted humanity as a whole in these past 70 years. in particular, i would recall
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