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right along the northeast coast. will it make landfall as a hurricane? we have to wait and see but no matter what happens we've got a lot of rain to talk about. look at this -- this area of 12 inches or more right along the delmarva peninsula. never mind that though. seven inches possible us a make your way along the carolina coast and then as you get into the northeast five to seven inches. guys, we could have up to eight to 12 inches of rain so we're talking massive flooding, high winds. winds could be sustained at 50 to 60 miles per hour as we get on into saturday on into sunday. >> you just used every trick that monitor has to offer. >> i've got a couple more. >> i watched it. >> i've got a couple more. >> that was impressive. >> al, thank you so much. overnight the only woman on orgia's death row was execute the. this is the first woman put to ath in georgia in 70 years. kelly gissandanner was convicted of killing her husband, a killing killed out by her
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>> that came after a fleury of last-minute appeals failed. the archbishop wrote to the parole board on behalf of pope francis who called for a world wide ban on his death penalty during his visit to the united states. >> an unjust and necessary punishment should never exclude the hope and the goal of rehabilitation. >> papal appeals for individual cases not unheard of. john paul ii was successful in getting a missouri inmate off death row. that was in 1999. the sentence commuted to life without parole. speaking of pope francis, there's word this morning that during his u.s. trip he met secretly with kim davis. she's he controversial county clerk in kentucky who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. nbc's hallie jackson is following this story for us. hallie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah.
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in washington last week to receive an award from the family research council, a conservative advocacy group in recognition of her stand against same-sex marriage, and it's during that same trip she reportedly met with pope francis. according to kim davis' lawyer davis and her husband joe were secretly driven to the vatican embassy last thursday afternoon. the couple meeting with the pope who spoke with them in english for about 15 minutes. in a statement released overnight, davis' attorney says the county clerk was humbled to meet the pontiff saying who am i to have this rare opportunity? i am just a county clerk who loves jesus and desires with all my heart to serve him. davis' attorney says the pope also held out his hands and asked davis to pray for him, thanking her for her courage and telling her to, quote, stay strong. nbc news could not verify the statements from davis' attorney with the vatican, but it comes after the pope spoke about her situation on his plane trip back to the vatican. a reporter asked the pope about
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government officials who refuse to perform their duties because of religious objections to same-sex marriage. the pope, not mentioning davis by name, saying conscientious objection is a right that is a part of every human right, and if a government official is a human person, he has that right. davis, a county clerk from kentucky, was jailed for five days after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. >> it's never been a gay or lesbian issue for me. it has been about upholding the word of god and how god defines marriage from the v v y beginning of time. >> reporter: her actions sparking protests across the country, reportedly leading to a secret meeting in the nation's capital with one of the world's top religious leaders. the pope, as you know, did not make gay marriage a central topic of his trip here last week. a vatican spokesman told the associated press he had no comment on the pope's reported meeting with davis but didn't deny that it happened. matt, savannah? >> all right, hallie jackson in washington, thank you. in the race for the white
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house donald trump appears to be switching things up a little bit with kind of a new charm offensive while another batch of hillary clinton's e-mails being released today. we'll get to that and break things down with nicolle wallace in a moment, but first nbc national correspondent peter alexander has more on the republican front-runner. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, matt, good morning to you. after a ban on fox news that lasted a whole six days, trump returned to the air and got challenged over whether he'll have to adopt a more mature style going forward this. comes as the top republican is actively trying to shore up support by reintroducing himself at donald trump, family man. >> the return of one donald trump. >> reporter: donald trump is very -- has buried the hatchet with fox news after insisting he boy cod fox for the foreseeable future. >> aim fair to say that in order for you to win the republican nomination that you're going to have to change your style and be a bit kinder and more mature, is that a fair question?
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>> well, i think it's fair. i think the word mature is not appropriate, but i think it's certainly fair. >> reporter: with his support stalling and popularity numbers well below the likes of ben carson, carly fiorina or hillary clinton, the brash billionaire who is already everywhere -- >> look, i'm on a covers. i think maybe more than almost any supermodel, i think more than any supermod feel? is now launching a new pr campaign to show a more personal side, opening up his lavish manhattan penthouse to "people" magazine. my life is so busy and so crazy, and i'm away all the time, he says, if i can just stay home and do nothing, it's considered a great luxury. the tough-talking father of five speaking affectionately about his third wife milania, a former supermodel from slovenia and their 9-year-old son baron who has the trump comb-over. he says his family prefers to have no nannies. if you have too much help you don't get to know your children and despite controversial lines of attack against his opponents and on the issues, trump insists empathy will be among his
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strongest assets. as for his pursuit of the white house, the master salesman recently told the "new york times" the u.s. needs to be glamorized. the branding of our country, he said, is at an all-time low. and bill clinton is defending his wife, a frequent trump target. >> she's the worst secretary of state in the history of this country. >> reporter: clinton dismissing trump, insisting his sales pitch needs work. >> the thing about branding is you don't have to be -- you can be fact-free. >> reporter: for what it's worth the billionaire builder known for his over-the-top properties draped in gold insists he has no plans for the white house, telling people if he were elected he may touch it up a little bit, but adds, quote, the white house is a special place. you don't want to do too much touching. matt and savannah. >> all right, peter alexander. peter, thank you very much. >> as we said, more of hillary clinton's e-mails are being made public today. nbc's andrea mitchell is in washington with more on that. andrea, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to
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well, under court order today, 6,000 more pages of hillary clinton's e-mails will be released by the state department continuing the drip, drip, drip that hillary clinton has acknowledged is haunteding ing haunting her campaign. the e-mails will be pored over by clinton's political opponents and independent fact-checkers in the press just as she is sliding further in the polls, especially in comparison to joe biden. he was teased about a possible run at the u.n. tuesday. >> mr. president, vice president, sorry, i'm -- well, could have been, can be, who knows. >> in our new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll biden would be the most popular candidate in either party if he runs. the vice president would also outperform clinton in hypothetical matchups with any of the top-tier republicans. clinton now acknowledges the e-mail controversy is hurting. her husband suggested republicans are keeping it alive. >> i trust the american people.
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they will work through it. they will understand that they are being sent a heavy signal we don't want to run against this woman. just give us somebody else. >> reporter: now most of the e-mails to be released today are from 010 and 2011. after today there will still be four more releases all the way through january. that ensures this could well remain an issue for clinton all the way up to when voters are making their first decisions in those primaries and caucuses in february. matt and savannah. >> andrea mitchell in washington, thank you. >> msnbc contributor nicolle wallace served as white house communications director for president george w. bush. nicole, nice to see you. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> hi. >> let's go back to the republican side and start with donald trump. >> right. >> kind of a pivotal moment in his campaign right now, trying to show a softer side with the profile in "people" magazine. >> right. >> you've been around a lot of candidates and campaigns. how hard is it to turn momentum around once it begins to slip? >> well, i would argue that he's still got a commanding lead in all of the polls, and while he
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may not be gaining strength, he was gaining strength at an unsustainable rate, but he is still soundly at top of the polls, and, you know, this is still donald trump's landscape and the rest of the campaigns are having to exist in it. i talked to the other campaigns. we're at end of a fund-raising cycle and other campaigns would be report totals significantly less than if donald trump weren't in the sglas why is that? he's not taking the money? >> i know, but it's not like he's taking the money, he's sucking up the media oxygen. >> made the perfect link. if you don't have the media oxygen you can get in front of your donors and show what you're about. scott walker dropped out last week. you talked about it already, and that was in part to show his donors he was mounting an effective campaign. >> donald trump released a tax plan on monday. it's allotted like other gop candidates' tax plans, although critics immediately pounced on it and said that it will explode the deficit.
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was he smart to release it? >> well, so it's like the other folks' tax plans but as with all things trump it's huge. it's the gynormous tax plan that we could never afford except in a trump world. like everything trump is outside. some people call it outlandish. i've heard from economists that 95% of them say it's completely unsound economically speaking, but trump is at least starting to do the sorts of quote, unquote normal things that a candidate has to do. >> let's talk about the democrats, hillary clinton tonight, another batch of e-mails released. you've been in these jobs, communications director for a candidate, for a president. what would you advise hillary clinton i guess if you were a democrat. >> yeah. >> but if you were in that job, how is she supposed to deal with something that she acknowledges is a drip, drip, drip that will not let up? >>'s time for her to go george costanza and do the opposite. everything she's been doing give the opposite. given these prosecutely cringeworthy interviews where she's parsing everything she says.
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she needs to go somewhere where she can loosen it up, maybe, you know, have a martini next to her and say i blew, it i screwed it up, and i'm going to sit here until you have no more questions for me. we may be here six hours and i will answer every question in normal english language. >> first time this week we've linked george costanza to politics. well done. >> that's where we are. >> well done. >> by the way, a good segue for me because monday on "today" we'll have hillary clinton live in an interview and she's also going to take questions from voters during a town hall and will maybe bring that martini you mentioned nicole and we do want to hear from our viewers. what do you want to ask hillary clinton? please send us your questions on facebook, twitter, instagram. use this #hillarytoday. >> natally here with big news involving u.s. troops overseas. >> that's right, could be a major shift in policy. u.s. military leaders want to keep at least a few thousand troops in afghanistan beyond 2016. this as u.s. and afghan forces are fighting to recapture the
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nbc senior white house correspondent chris jansing has the latest now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. what's happening in kunduz is turning into a major test for u.s. policy in afghanistan. american troops are now headed into that northern city to help fight the most aggressive advance by the taliban since u.s. forces first arrived in that country in 2001. this comes on the heels of three air strikes the u.s. launched in the past two days on taliban targets near kunduz which fell monday to the taliban dealing a major blow to the u.s.-backed government there. right now the administration's plan is to pull out most of the nearly 10,000 u.s. troops by the end of next year, but with this development, the question becomes will they stay in afghanistan as part of a residual nato force? military analysts point to how the violence escalated in iraq after u.s. troops pulled out of there in 2011 providing an opening for isis militants. natalie. >> all right. chris jansing at white house for us, thank you, chris.
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parenthood cecile richards faced five hours of intense questioning on capitol hill yesterday and richards told members of a house committee she is proud of her organization's work supporting fetal tissue research. she says secretly recorded video showing planned parenthood videos trying to sell fetal tissue are part of a smear campaign. >> the outrageous accusations leveled against planned parenthood based on heavily doctored videos are offensive and categorically untrue. >> republican lawmakers have called for shutting down the government unless planned parenthood is de-funded. some frightening moments tuesday for passengers on an american eagle flight that landed in texas on tuesday. the regional jet operated by mesa airlines tilted to its side during landing scraping its right wing on the runway. a plane spotter was testing out a new camera and just happened to capture that moment. mesa airlines says they took the plane out of service for inspection.
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still, very scary. hard for a couple of california sheriffs deputies to find out what they were looking for during a traffic stop on tuesday because when you have this much pot. >> whoa! >> take a look. really nowhere to hide that, right. >> you've got to be kidding me. >> that right there. that van just overflowing with marijuana, and the driver and two passengers made a break for t.police eventually caught two of them. one of the suspects though still on the run. i think they followed the trail of cheetos. well, if you want to impress your date, you'll love this one at a baseball game. there is no better way than to snag a foul ball, right, easier said than done. take a look at this poor fan at yankees/red sox game tuesday night and first he messes up the chance to catch the foul ball, bounces right out of his hands and then the grounder jumped over the wall and hit him in the chest and then finally the ballboy tosses him a ball softly.
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the good news is he picked it up off the ground. hopefully that poor guy gets another chance there. >> he got a lot of chances. >> three tries. but finally off the floor. >> i'm sure he has other great qualities. >> good of us to show that on national tv. >> hate to see what happens when he tries to give her a ring. >> oh. >> anyway. >> that's a good sour turn. >> yes, it did.
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coming up in folks, we've got a lot to talk about this morning. most of the rain pushing out of the area. on long island, we have heavy clusters of shower activity pushing now through suffolk county. keep that in mind. sections of connecticut, too. right now, temperatures 75 degrees. and through the day today, more shower activity expected. cooler temperatures come our way heading to tomorrow. we're watching joaquin for the weekend. >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> thank you. coming up, the uncertain future of football as death and injuries lead a growing number of high schools to do away with the sport. and ralph lauren without ralph lauren, why the famed designer is stepping down as ceo and what some are saying a surprising choice to replace
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good morning. 7:26. it's wednesday morning, september 30th. i'm darlene rodriguez. we have breaking news from the bronx. four-alarm fire in an apartment building on the grand concourse. katherine creag is there with the latest. kat? >> reporter: as the light rain comes down, some of the people here are in their pajamas, bathrobes, slippers, bare feet. they wasted no time getting out of their apartments when the fire broke out. it happened at 4:20 on the top floor, the fifth floor of an apartment building near 165th street on grand concourse. flames spread to the roof. firefighters evacuated the building. as you saw, dozens upon dozens of people have been out here on the sidewalk. investigators, darlene, are working to determine what caused the fire. back to you, darlene. >> thank you, kat. let's look at the morning commute with lauren scala. >> thanks, darlene. a lot of issues on the subways.
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delays on 2, 5, 6, 7 and q trains. delays on the wassaic branch for metro-north commuter. river line and path, new washing to world trade center delays. an accident on the hutch by exit 18, mill road. a tree down by north avenue. accidents westbound on the l.i.e. and grand central parkway in queens and the same area there. the garden state parkway, one northbound before exit 135. back to you, darlene. we'll be right back with dave's forecast.
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heavier rain through sections of suffolk county. as far as today goes, temperatures climb into the 70s. 75 in new york city. seven-day forecast includes some cooler temperatures as we head through thursday and friday. let's send it back to you. darlene? >> dave, thanks. coming up on the "today" show, new research is casting doubts on whether or not you really need certain supplements. stay tuned. [instrumental music playing] windows are the eyes into the soul of the home. ugly soul. go to blinds to go with the largest selection of blinds and shades custom sized and guaranteed for life. they're a designer's best friend. trust me, they make window decorating easy. back to school? how about...back to blinds! during blinds to go's early fall savings sale, save 20 to 30% on all the season's latest looks in cellular shades and cascade double shades.
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that'll really make you look smart. blinds to go. blinds for life. 7:30 now on this wednesday morning. 30th of september, 2015. i can barely make out that picture. such a rainy day across so much of the east, including right here in new york city and rockefeller plaza. we're going to get soaked. al says we're just getting started, gearing up. >> it's joaquin. >> take a look at some of the headlines on this wednesday morning. kim davis, the kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage
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claims she met with pope francis during his visit to u.s. it. aparentally happened at the vatican embassy in washington last thursday. davis' attorney says the pope told her to stay strong and asked her her to pray for him. georgia executed its only pham female death role inmate over night. kelly gissandaner died after the court denied three stays of execution. she was convicted of orchestrating the murder of her husband. and donna somewhat laila a cabinet secretary under president clinton who now heads the clinton foundation is recovering in a new york hospital this morning. she suffered a stroke last night following a meeting of the clinton global initiative. the clintons released a statement saying initial reports are very encouraging. >> we'll begin this half hour with a growing debate over the future of youth football programs in america. in the wake of serious injuries, even deaths, some high schools now are cancelling games, suspending the season and in
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here's nbc's stephanie gosk. >> reporter: this season varsity football at ridgefield memorial high school in new jersey has been benched. >> the it wasn't the numbers we needed. >> felt very disappointed. >> reporter: the varsity squad was officially disbanded after only 13 players tried out for the team. >> they were afraid to get hit by bigger, stronger kids. >> reporter: ridgefield memorial is just one of several schools that has given up on america's most popular sport this season, and the reasons, declining interest and serious injuries. in fact, this month alone three student players from around the country died from on-field injuries. the latest, new jersey high school quarterback evan murray whose spleen ruptured after being tackled in a game friday night. >> we were in total shock, just not something that you expect from somebody so young. >> reporter: nationwide football is still the number one sport for high school boys with around 1.08 million players. and while that's a 2.4% drop
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from five years ago, football still outnumbers track and field, basketball and soccer in popularity. but as interest in those other sports grows, more and more high schools, including former missouri stayed champion maplewood richmond heights, are saying game over to football. >> for health and safety of our students we felt it was appropriate to cancel the program. >> reporter: this year the school's traditional homecoming football game has been replaced by a homecoming soccer game. >> this homecoming, i really don't know what to expect. >> a little bit weird. it's a lot of bit weird. >> reporter: for "today," stephanie gosk, nbc news, new york. >> a lot of parents are truly concerned about this. >> yeah. >> if it were to grow, i'm not sure it's going to grow all that much because there's parts of the country where it's such an institution it would have a domino effect into college football and pro football. >> and beyond. >> interesting to see if this catches on or if it's a way to
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people have a comfort level with. >> other sports are growing in popularity like lacrosse and soccer so a lot of players are just switching teams. >> we'll watch, it just like we're watching joaquin. >> yes, we are. in fact, there's an update from the national hurricane center coming at 8:00 a.m. we'll see if joaquin gets upgraded to a hurricane. it's just below hurricane strength right now. in fact, as we put the maps into motion and show you we've got joaquin right now currently threatening the bahamas. it's currently 240 miles east north central bahamas and 70-mile-per-hour winds moving west southwest 76 miles per hour and hurricane watches and warnings up, five to ten inches of rain expect. hurricane force winds will be spreading from east to west, and here's the track. we expect it to become a hurricane between now and early tomorrow morning, and then hug the coast and perhaps by early monday morning 90-mile-per-hour winds threatening the northeast. it's a 520-mile cone of uncertainty, so it could be either edge of that track.
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we've got that ridge. if the ridge stays strong then that kind of push tes more out to sea, but we've also got a southeastern upper level low and this trough of low pressure. if that stays strong it draws it more in between. so the official track kind of takes the middle crowned and brings it right on up and makes its way into the northeast. next seven days, doesn't matter where it comes in on landfall or makes landfall. we could be looking at 12 inches of rain possible. in the short term we've got a lot of heavy rain making its way that already came its way through the northeast and making its way up into new england. morning rush, boston, logan, going to probably have some major delays and look at some rainfall amounts we're talking about next three days. forget about joaquin. this is about joke yip. five inches along the carolina coast into the delmarva peninsula, but even as we make our way into the northeast and new england we've got anywhere
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al is talking rain and so are we as we head through the area. most of the heavy stuff out of the way. watch it on the eastern end of long island and through sections of connecticut. through the day today, scattered showers stay in our forecast. temperatures 76 degrees. mostly cloudy. a strong breeze as well. seven days ahead, big temperature drops in store for us. temperatures into the 50s and we also watch joaquin as we head into and through the weekend. >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> all right. coming up, the science trick that caused willie to have that reaction. so naturally we're getting in on the fun this morning. >> okay. but first ralph lauren is set to step down as ceo of his iconic brand after nearly 50 years and why his replacement is catching you' re unpacking already?
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7:41. we're back with a big announcement from the world of fashion. ralph lauren stepping down as ceo. empire that he built. natalie? >> yeah. he is an icon, of course, of the fashion industry. his brand, one of the most recognized in the world, but after nearly 50 years ralph lauren has decided to hand the reins to a younger, edgier successor. when ralph lauren's runway show came to a close at new york's fashion week earlier this month
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no one knew it was the end of an era. lauren, known around the world as the ambassador of american style, announced tuesday that he is stepping down as ceo. handing over the reins of his $9 billion fashion empire to stefan larson, the president of old navy, credited with reviving that brand and boosting its sales. >> stefan larson has had a stellar track record taking other brands onward and upward, and i'm sure he's going to carry on the ralph lauren legacy. >> reporter: lauren's son david seen by some as a potential successor was bypassed for the company's top spot. as for ralph lauren, he won't be completely out of picture, staying on eakstive chairman and chief creative officer. he says his decision is about helping the company move forward, adding stefan larsson is exceptionally talented, and he will bring our company a fresh and exciting global perspective. fr humble beginnings selli.g ties out of a drawer, ralph
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a fashion powerhouse known for its luxury designs an all-american appeal. he's credited for taking the polo shirt mainstream in the '70s bearing that iconic symbol still seen today. his style is famously warned by movie stars, musicians and athletes. >> here it is. >> there you go. >> morning show anchors. >> go for gold. >> and even royalty. kate middleton wearing a ralph lauren dress in her first solo appearance since giving birth. fashion icon and editor-in-chief of "vogue" anna wintour recently spoke about lauren's legacy. >> ralph is obviously absolutely one of our forces in fashion, a large part of his success, and i think of any designer's success, is when they remain very true to themselves and they are not wore egabout what so and so is doing. >> a force in fashion making way for a new take on a classic brand. and lauren says he and stefan
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the company which has seen its revenues slow in the last couple of years. interelastingly enough though, guys, the stock almost rose by 5% yesterday so it seems like investors are happy with the move. >> going to be hard to fill those shoes though. >> absolutely. >> he is the legend of ralph lauren. >> but he's still there and very much in the proses. >> just thinking about our olympic outfits. what does this mean for us? >> thanks, thanks for rolling that one more time. >> you brought it up. >> they will be edgier, savannah. >> a good point, i knhe. >> coming up, do you treat your kids all the same? why david beckham says that's impossible in his house. and next, edward snowden joins twitter. wait until carson tells you the
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leader caitlyn jenner did a million in four hours so not that far off. snowden is having fun with his new found twitter fame. his very first tweet can you hear me now in the humor continued when he replied to the famed physicist tyson tweeting thanks for the welcome and now we've got water on mars. do they check passports at the border. asking for a friend and he wrote hero, traitor, i'm just a citizen with a voice. as for snowden, who does he follow on twitter? one account, the nsa. snowden wasn't the only big news from twitter on tuesday. also talk that the company might finally do away with the 10-character count limit. it's really well-known for that so we want to know should we -- go to should twitter remove the 140-character count limit? should they change that? >> pretty perfect. all you need to say in one sentence. >> what do you think?
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end up writing more anyway? >> when you have something mean to say, keep it to 140 characters or less. >> giving people more weapons, great. >> already, carson, thanks very much. coming up, are some of the supplements you're taking not only a waste your time but actually harmful to your health in the results of a new major piece of research you're going to want to hear. also, the father who gave his daughter the ultimate gift by stopping as he walked her down the aisle at her wedding. it's quite a moment. we'll explain, but first on this wednesday morning, a check of hey marc. how you feeling? don' t ask.
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good morning everyone. 7:56. looking at the alexander hamilton bridge. 75 degrees out.
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a four-alarm fire forced dozens of people out of their apartments this morning in the concourse section of the bronx. many had to hurry out of their homes in pajamas and bathrobes. the fire broke out on the top oor of a five-story building near 165th street on the grand concourse. no one was hurt and it's not known how the fire started. investigators trying to determine the cause of another early morning fire, one that destroyed a church in west brighton, staten island. the church had been vacant for about a year. because of the intensity of the e fire, authorities are calling it suspicious. one firefighter was treated for minor injuries. let's take a look at the morning commute. here's lauren scala. >> thanks, darlene. we have delays on downtown 2 and 5 trains as well as the wassaic branch of the metro-north and newark's world trade center line for path commuters. new jersey transit is cross honoring path tickets now. if you're getting on the roads, an accfiident by the state line is causing very heavy delays. once you get past that, there's another on the hutch southbound by mill road. back to you, darlene. >> lauren, thanks.
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let's check the weather today. scattered showers, high of 76. tonight, cool, breezy, light rain possible. 53 degrees. tomorrow, windy, chilly, high 59. friday, rain returns with a high of 56 degrees. and saturday, a chance for more rain. 63 sunday, wet and windy. 67. coming up on the "today" show, simple do it yourself tips for dressing up everyday items you have around your house. stay tuned. 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... ...or thrilling sights above it. there's so many incredible ways to experience the fun of fall
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it's 8:001 on "today." coming up, a tough pill to swallow. are you one of millions of americans taking supplements. befory reach for those pills this morning, you may want to hold off. we'll tell you why. plus,led surprise gesture from a father to his daughter's stepfather that left wedding guests crying tears of joy, and then real winner chicken dinner. how about this for a crowd pleaser. making chicken wings three ways with the queen of entertaining herself, martha stewart.
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today, wednesday, s tember 30th, 2015. >> it's my 9th birthday today. >> celebrating our 25th anniversary from seattle. >> from minnesota. >> hello to friends and family in minnesota. >> all the way from tennessee. >> all the way from new mexico. we love you! >> beautiful. >> we're back now at 8:00 on a wednesday morning. it's the 30th day of september, 2015, and you know what? you walk outside today and you can just feel like we've got a storm coming and we certainly do. >> you feel like there's really smart people on the plaza. >> feels sticky. >> smart group of people today.
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>> oh, sorry, just a small group out here. >> what's your platform, carson? >> hi, nice to see you. >> what's your platform. >> i'm going to make bloody marys for everybody. >> love it. got my vote. coming up, turning your trash into new treasures. camila alves, lifestyle expert and wife of matthew mcconaughey here with some simple do-it-yourself ideas. >> and prancer awareness month begins tomorrow and we're inviting survivors to the plaza for a chance at a special ambush makeover and on friday we'll be throwing our big pink power party and gather up your friends and family and would love to have you join us. that's what the grunt was for. i'm glad the cameras was there. big surprises. joan lunden will be here and more so, again, sign up at you can come, too, wrangle. >> do you have the liver in your pocket? >> i don't teal r actually. >> let's heat inside with a check of the weather on al, the late on jure cane joaquin.
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>> that's right, guys, and as we track this thing it is strengthening. the latest from the national hurricane center places hurricane joaquin currently at 245 miles east east of the central bahamas and winds now at 725 miles per hour and southwest at six, and in fact they have posted hurricane watches and warnings for much of the balm ioossias. five to ten inches of rain possible. some areas as much as 15 inches. the hurricane starts to move west friday morning and stakes a bit of a turn. still fairly close to the coast. by early monday morning it's a 90-mile-per-hour category 1 storm. the kevin uncertainty, about 520 miles wide so we have to really watch this closely. we've got two scenarios. the upper level ridge out in the atlanta keeps it out to sea. the low pressure system makes that way and brings the ridge and trough in so in between the two we are looking at a real problem as we move on into monday morning.
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let's get a check of our top news stories now. for that we turn to natalie. >> all right, thanks so much, al. a lawyer for kim davis, the county clerk who was jailed for refusing marriage licenses to gay couples says davis had a secret meeting last week with the pope. nbc's hallie jackson is in washington with more. hallie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. kim davis' attorney says the pope thanked davis for her courage and told her to stay strong in their 15-minute talk at the vatican embassy adding davis was humbled to meet the pope here in washington. the encounter reportedly happening when davis was in town last week to receive an award from a conservative advocacy group for her stand against same-sex marriage. the county clerk, as you know, spent five days in jail earlier this month for refusing to issue those marriage licenses to same-sex couples in kentucky. nbc news has to the been able to verify the statements from davis' attorney with the vatican, but a spokesman there told the associated press he had no comment though didn't deny that this meeting happened. natalie. >> we'll find out more, i'm sure.
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hally jackson. thanks so much. for the first time in 70 years, georgia has put a female prisoner to death. 47 years kelly gissendaner was executed overnight by lethal injection. she was convicted of murder for having her boyfriend stab her husband to death in 1997. the boyfriend is serving life in prison. georgia's parole board rejected a last-minute plea for clemency on behalf of the pope and the u.s. supreme court refused to intervene. a crime that was caught on camera has police in colorado looking for a suspect who may have burns on his face and arms. the man is seen shoving a fire bomb into a bank drop box. he then gets hit by the resulting flash there of flame but was still able to ride away on his bicycle. and it was an amazing sight over southern california when 202 sky divers from around the world jumped from nine different planes on tuesday. took them three tries to get this right, but they were able to link up and set a record for the largest geometric formation.
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no small achievement, as you see there, when you're falling at 120 miles an hour. that's impressive, wow. >> amazing. >> very cool. >> an upcoming "today" show segment, five of us, six of us. >> geometric shapes. >> you first. >> thanks so much. are you one of the millions of americans taking supplements to maintain good health and strong bones? new research out today casting doubt on the necessity of certain supplements and what should you do with all of the pills? dr. natalie azar is a contributor for nbc. good morning. >> good morning, savannah. >> a study that throws up in the air everything we thought we gnaw about what is good for us so what's the bottom line here? >> well, the bottom line i think on a light note is if you're waking up in the morning and feel guilt benot taking your supplements, you don't have to feel guilty anymore, but importantly the stuff that's coming out of this research from the british medical journal is actually not new. we have had for a number of years now, u.s. health officials have made the recommendation that calcium supplementation probably doesn't prevent osteoporosis or fractures in
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older individuals. specifically the two studies that were reported yesterday looked at both an association between calcium intake with diet or supplement and whether or not tim proves bone density and the other study looked at whether or not it actually prevents fracture which is the most important end point. neither of those studies looked terribly promising. >> so the supplements aren't necessary, it sounds like. >> right. >> and even eating calcium rich foods. >> is not preventive, and that's sort of an important dispinks here is we've known for a number of years or we've had research over the last number of years that calcium supplementation might cause more harm than good and increase your risk for heart attack, cardio vascular event or increase kidney stones so the logical conclusion is maybe if i take it through my diet i won't have the cardio vascular side effect and i'll help my bones and this is what the study yesterday sort of debunk that had whole idea, but importantly we're not people not to take calcium at all, right? >> that's what i was wondering.
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pup put up on the screen the good sourcesalcium, are you supposed to take it or not? >> when you hear it it sounds incongruent. you need calcium or vitamin d to get strong bones and that's true, and the idea here is if you're taking extra over what is a normal dietary amount, normal people probably take around 700 to 800 milligrams a day, but recommendation, if you look at an nih website from the institute of medicine, the recommendation is higher, it's 1,000 milligrams generally from ages 9 to 50 and for women it's 600 and the high amount is what we're basically trying to get away from. >> your average amount is what you should take. >> and a really important note to leave viewers with is there's something called the peak bone mass when you're young, anned a lessnent your 20s ask the time that you're going to gain the most amount of bone strength that's going to last you throughout your lifetime so it's kind of like taking calcium after the age of 50 you're sort of playing catchup.
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what can you do instead, weight bearing exercise. have some vitamin k in the diet and screened for vitamin d deficiency, avoid excess alcohol, avoid smoking. there are a lot of other things can you do besides popping a pill of calcium that will maintain good bone health. >> and get ahead of it. dr. natally azar, thanks for sorting it out for us. coming up, trending with willie in our wow me week and you're about to hear us like you've never heard us before. carson? >> and the search for the next big thing with jill martin rolls on. thee new inventors the citi double cash card comes in very handy with cash back twice on purchases. earn once when you buy, and again as you pay. that's cash back now, and cash back again later. it's cash back d\j vu. the citi double cash card. the only card that lets you earn cash back twice on every purchase with 1% when you buy and 1% as you pay. p with two ways to earn, it makes a lot of other cards
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all right. we're back now. 1:11 with what's trending today this. story when i first reading it in my dressing room made me teary eyed. have to see what you guys think. have a wedding. not always easy to be part of a blended wedding. watch this. an ohio father is at his daughter's wedding and he's about to walk her down the aisle. just before he walks her down the aisle he walks over and he grabs the hand of her stepfather. >> how nice. >> who helped to raise her, and he wanted to honor his contribution to their daughter brittany and her life so he walked over and said come with me much to the surprise of the stepfather and both men walked
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that father says he was barone away. so many blended families and i said it's not always easy. someone who took time at what should have been his big moment at his daughter's wedding and said wait a minute, i didn't do this alone, we did this together. >> and sitting there thinking about that probably and the father goes and does the right thing and they look so brate. >> the pictures, their faces say it all and made the bride whole in that moment and let her have everyone she loved around her. >> both of the guys named todd and apparently the stepfather todd started crying as soon as the other guy grabbed his hand and walked him towards their daughter. so nice. >> really, really beautiful. >> i guess we have something, they talked about this moment. take a look. >> he came up to me and reached out and grabbed my hand, and -- and he said, hey, he said you've worked for this as hard as i have. he said you deserve this as much as i do. you're going to help us walk our daughter down the & i mean, i got weak in the knees and everything and it -- i couldn't have had anything better in my life.
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that was the most important thing in my life. >> there you go. >> lots of tears. >> lots of people online reacting to that this moment. >> such an awesome morning. i have pizza grease for my trending item this morning. not touching. but we've been talking about this, okay. a lot of us when we get our piece of beats yeah, nice and greasy, some people will jentdly dab it with a napkin to remove the oil and grease. >> oh, i did, definitely do. >> in new york you fold it and you let it drip and then you go. >> okay. in fact, you've seen people do this, right? apparently it does actually save calories and fat. >> the allotted. >> you can thank the people at lap door magazine for doing the research on it. did a side-by-side comparison your calories get cut by 70% and grams of fat by 35% and if you plot your pizza for a year you
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stop yourself from gaining two pounds. >> then you've got a year-old pizza. >> this is not a good xaflle. have to really let it run off. >> this is like frozen pizza. we bring you trending stories from all over the web. willie, al and tamron did some science experiments in our 9:00 hour yesterday that went viral. for example, they inhaled sulfur hexafluoride. what is sulfur hexafluoride, carson. it's the opposite of helium. >> it den ser than air. >> it doesn't make your voice higher, it makes your voice drop, an here's what happened. >> oh. >> wow. >> that's unbelievable. >> oh, my gosh. that's amazing. >> i wanted more. >> my gosh. >> here's what's going on in your neck of the woods. >> all right.
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>> oh, my gosh. >> nick, good to see you, willie balloons. >> we have some party favors, guys. >> hey. >> where do you get this stuff? >> is this readily available. >> in new jersey, and it's used for welding. sharks won't bite through it. >> it's inner gas, meaning it won't react with anything in your body but it will displace oxygen. don't want to the do this all day long. >> so you inhale it. >> and then you make sure -- >> and then you sound like "silence of the lambs" guy. >> one more. >> hello. >> more, more, more, more. >> oh, my gosh. >> whoa. >> don't you call vale right now. >> oh, my gosh. >> there you go. i've got an issue over here.
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this is crazy. >> hold yours and do -- >> that's a nice hit. >> you've done that before. >> it's too weird. too weird. all right. >> you've got it. >> take a big whiff there. she probably will not forget. performing down in rio and she grows very excited and then she got a little too handsy with katie. take a look. >> hold on.
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>> whoop, whoop. okay. hold on. >> katy perry was kissed by a girl and she did not like it. katy handled it pretty well later posing for a self with the fan. and finally matt dam on mon, and take a listen to some of the highlights. >> hey, do you like apples? >> what? >> do you like apples? >> yeah. >> well, i got a number, how do you like them apples? >> i'm jason bourne. >> i'm jason bourne. i'm still jason bourne.
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>> no, we bought a zoo. >> matt damon acting out 206 his movies in less than eight minutes. that was the weirdest "pop start" ever. >> that's the best "pop start" ever. >> oh, my gosh. >> al, quick check of the weather. >> all right. we're looking at more wet weather along the eastern seaboard. it is going to be a real mess. we've got plenty of sunshine out on the west coast. sunny but cooler and making its
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that's what's g >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> now to our search for "today's next big thing can the "where you help to send one winner to qvc to sell their product. on tuesday we met the finalists in the apparel and accessories category, and by the way, you shows the kimini by joanne snodgrass of palm beach, florida. she will be back on friday for the final pitch. so now it is time to move on to the home, household and pet category. our judges once again doug howe, qvc's executive vice president of merchandising. jill martin a "today" contributor and creative director at qvc's g.i.all right. i. brand and mr. al roker who is mr. al roker. all right. let us meet our fires finalists. >> hi, there. i'm linda from fall river, massachusetts. i'm the owner and create ore of
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we're the next big thing because without the puck you're out of luck. bee's knees zipper wax gets stuff unstuck. get one for you and the honey. >> i like the enthusiasm and the puns. let's meet linda. come on out. >> hi, how are you? good morning, everyone. >> good morning. >> i want to introduce you to the next big thing. bee's niece zipper wax gets stuff unstuck, a 100% natural chemical-free lubricant and conditioner for just about any surface and it's easy toe use. let me show you how. you pop the puck right out of the container and then on a zipper all you do is glide, heather light and every time you hope and close that zipper it relubricates, conditions and makes it water resistant. it's amazing. it is the next big thing. >> linda bee's knees zipper wax. thank you. >> what inspired you to creed it? >> honestly, i was a pilot on a boat and the canvas would not come off and i had said, wow,
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somebody's got to invent this. everybody at the dock laughed, i didn't and i said i'm going to do it and guess what, did i. >> have you always been this shy? >> absolutely. >> when i was 10 years old, i actually found rocks in my yard, washed them and tried to sell them. 10 years later pet rocks, i was just a few years too early. >> missed it by that much. >> linda, thank you very much. we appreciate it. >> let us meet our second finalist. >> hi, my name is carmen hart from little rock, arkansas and i'm the inventor of the pedisand. i believe this will be today's next big thing because it removes and smooths dead skin from your feet fast and effectively. >> all right, karmen hart come on out. >> hi, how are you. as a nail technician i've done thousands of pedicures, and so i developed the pedisand because people need to be able to file
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their feet and without hurting their backs or using their hands if they have issues which is what i did have. so i simply slide your foot inside the pocket and add a little bit of water, slide it back and for the and watch the dead skin slide away. >> why did you decide to do this and why did you develop it? >> it's been in development for five years and we've been working on trying to get everything lined out. it's patented and made in america and so we had to go through all the stages of all that and it took a little extra time but we've finally made it and we're here. >> a lot of feedback has been that it's kind of a two-for-one. can you watch tv and do work. >> i'm talking to you right now and sanding the dead skin off my feet and you can see that coming off. >> how long does it actually last? >> the sand paper lasts six months to a year, i mean, and we
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do have replacement sand paper as well. >> great. >> so it's really great, terrific. >> feet look great, way to go. >> it has a feel-good. >> especially if you have itchy feet, it's really good for that, too. >> carmen, thank you so much. we appreciated it and that is the pedisand, and now to our final of the finalists this morning. take a look. >> hi, i'm fred. >> and i'm natasha. >> and we're from the scat kill mountains in new york. our president clinton is made her in the u and it's the ripple rug. >> we allows your cat to do whatever it wants without getting in trouble and it helps save your furniture and saves you money. >> fred and nat somewhat, come on out. >> hi, guys. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> hello. >> this is the ripple rug, can you fold it any way that you like. can you make it into a cat play space, a little bed, scratchy post or even a safe place. >> and cats love to play and hide in the ripple rug and bury
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toys and if you have cats. >> it's easy toe clean marks sheen washable and folds away for convenient storage. >> the rug is made of recycled bottles and is one of the next big things. >> all right. >> great. >> so i love the fact that it's a sustainable product made out of recycled products, that's very cool. >> i have a lot of friends who have different pets, dogs, cats, snakes f.another pet -- maybe not the snake, if another pet gets into it is it dangerous? >> no, the top pops off very easily and it's a light braithwaite and strong carpets. >> and safety slips all over so animals cannot get stuck. >> thank you very much. our other finalists can join them right new and they need your votes so go to to help one of these people become today's next big thing. we'll announce the winner tomorrow and meet the finalist in our kitchen gadget category. that's tomorrow. judge's thank you. >> thank you all.
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>> bye, everyone. >> thank you so much. i'm mere with camille alves with creative decorating ideas, carson and legal levi. >> did you wanted to say something. >> thank you for watching our show. >> cute can i.
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. . good morning. 8:26. i'm darlene rodriguez. tropical storm joaquin has been upgraded to a hurricane. too early to tell how it will impact our area. with days of rain in the forecast, new jersey communities are taking steps to prevent flooding. water levels lowered in asbury park. the same thing is happening in belmar. sand dunes have been built along the shore. let's take a look at the morning commute. >> we have delays on downtown 6 trains and the wa sayic and harlem areas. you can expect a slow ride. we have an accident on the merritt parkway and the northern state parkway, very delayed out
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in nassau county. back to you, darlene. >> lauren, thanks let's take a look at the we they are. scattered showers, high of 76, tonight, cool, breezy, light rain. tomorrow, windy and chilly, high of 59. friday, rain returns with a high of 56. saturday, more rain. 63. coming up on the "today" show, natalie sits down with matt damon and jessica chastain to talk about this upcoming film "the martians." stay tuned. that'll really make you look smart. blinds to go.
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ponchos and we'll see a lot of rain over the next few days. >> going bananas over here in the corner. >> really is. >> by the way, we're going to get our hands dirt we martha stewart coming up. is there anything better than chicken wings? >> love them. >> love chicken. >> and here's are going to be perfect. >> they'll make them three different ways. wrangler is feisty this morning. >> you have liver all over you, head to toe. >> wrangler, can you sit for me, please. >> good, doggie, good, boy. also you, you don't want to throw away your leftover cans or wine bottles. cammile alves is here with us with diy projects. we've got a candelabra. >> very cool and in case you missed it highlights from the all new live "best time ever" with neil patrick harris. the kids surprised the family of the long family and he
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he refuses to sell. neil showed them that their super dad michael long was actually a lot cooler than we thought. >> every now and then a car touchas soul so deeply it's almost human. i almost had a car like that once, and like a young man who met the right woman too soon i saw it go off with another. bad to the bone ba -ba-ba-bad >> how, are you mike? >> yes. >> good to see her. >> 300,000 miles now. >> has it still got the dent the other side. >> what do you want for it? >> i'm not selling this. when we spoke on the phone i thought you were bringing it by for me to buy. >> oh, no, i thought you just wanted to see it. >> i've got to the ask you to leave. >> i don't have reverse. >> you don't have reverse?
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>> push you out? >> well, can you catch "the best time ever with neil patrick harris" tuesday at 10:00 central right here on nbc. >> al. let's get a check of the yetter. >> forgot how good an actor leno is. makes you cry right here. i love jay. can't wait to see him. can't wait to see his car show on cnbc. wet weather mid-atlantic and new england wet as well. plenty of sunshine out west. cooler and sunny in the great lakes. tomorrow we'll be watching joaquin and what it does, but in any case we'll be looking at a lot of wet weather along the mid-atlantic into the northeast of new england. showers making their way through the northern rockies. plenty of sunshine gulf coast right on into the southwest. that's what's going on aro as you head out today, early
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rain and much of the heavy stuff w, out of the way. a lingering shower is going to remain in the forecast. breezy conditions too. winds out of the north/northwest. 10-20 miles an hour sustained today. as we head into tonight, temperatures are going to begin to dip, breezy, cloudy out there, scattered showers. 53 degrees, tomorrow and into the next several days, much colder. we are watching joaquin and its effect on our late weekend
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tumeric, cayenne. >> love it. >> a mixture every indian household has a tandoor mix. you can buy that and forget all the separate ingredients. >> yogurt and all the special spices. >> make little xs with a sharp knife along the wing. >> and why are we doing that? >> the spice prermates the chicken and indians are pushing spice down along the ben and coat these and put them on a
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you want to see these. >> those go in the oven. >> and here we have some already baked. >> have you tried the tandoori once. >> our favorite. >> big winner there. >> amazing. >> and i'm guilty of that hangover and it's working. >> these are healthy looking wings. these are big. i think of wings as teeny tiny. >> and when they come out of the oven hot you brush them with some mango chutney. >> do you like mango chutney? >> i do, love it with my indians meals and put them backed in oven so they are glazed. this is what they are look like when they are done. >> what's your sauce? >> yogurt and granny smith apple or a cucumber greated. >> almost like a greek thing. >> this is a wonderful honey miso chicken wing. >> okay. >> so it's honey, some fresh miso and a little bit of black pepper. >> great. >> and just coat the chicken wings with this mixture, broil.
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>> broil. >> or put in the oven at 450 degrees, and -- and until they are done. again, it takes about 15 to 16 minutes, and then this is what they look like. >> i've got to say this could be an appetizer or an ent tray. >> and -- >> don't you think? >> you could eat these as a meal, absolutely. >> savannah. >> we just did. >> matt what, were you saying? >> this is the best segment you've ever done, really is. this is fantastic. >> she's going -- >> these honey miso are fantastic. >> if you love wings. >> no, you're fantastic in it also. >> i don't even want to ask any clarifying questions. >> nothing on her dress at all. >> nothing on me at all. >> your favorite three types? >> the tandoori. >> classic buffalo wing. >> and the honey miso. >> one of each. >> so i'm going to do a book signing and taking two of each of these in the car. >> absolutely.
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>> and you're going to eat them. i thought they were people for coming with the books. >> i'm going to eat them. i'm hungry. >> martha stewart, thank you so much. if you want recipes and the bonus chicken wing idea go to and don't forget martha's new book "appetizers." we're back in a moment.
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let us g some special scott. hi, willard. >> whatever you do wherever you go watch the good old "today" show. kay stone, thousand oaks, california loves to write letters to her neighbors and friends. she's 100 careers old. happy birthday. little annie marshall in medon, texas is watching our show and is 100 years old today. read. smart as a whip. roy may sheffield in the great state of al. a he likes to lie on his back and look at the stars. he's an astronomer and he loves it. he's 100 years old today. lou monturo from wellington, florida, 100 years old today. loves to dance. i bet he likes "dancing with the stars." i like that show. well, we've had our fun down here for a few minutes and now back to new york where it's always fun. >> willard, thanks very much. >> what is coming up, any more helium tricks? >> well, yes, we're going to replay that, that moment of posterity around here we loved
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it so much. and i caught up with matt damon and jessica chastain for "the martian" and you'll get to see thantd view. >> and one of the worst cooks in america, barry williams, not you. >> matt and i. >> hard to beat those. >> scale of 1 to 10, those wings were a 12.
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>> seemed 8:56. i'm darlene rodriguez. we have breaking news from the bronx. people. it happened at valentine avenue and east kings bridge road. news 4 katherine creag joins us. scene? we are learning of the six people injured. two of them are little boys. we want to show you what happened here. this is valentine avenue. 194th street. that is delivery for some reason jumped the sidewalk and it damaged the deli that you see
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and east 194 street. it also hit six people. neighbors just told us that there was a little boy that was about five years old that was trapped under that car that you see right there. there is also, darlene, a school bus stop here. that's why there are so many
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this morning often "today's take" mate damon joins to us talk about his out of this world experience with jessica chastain and one, two, three times this baseball fan is out at old ball game. and barry williams steps out of the box and joins a new bunch of celebrities. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall live from
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welcome to "today." it's wednesday morning. can you believe it's the final day of september. >> wow. >> september 0th, 2015. 30 days has september, april, may june and november. >> all the rest have 31 except for february. >> willie along with al, natalie and tamron. morning jam by prince today. >> "1,000 xs and os." >> crank it up. this has something to do with nat mo. my jam of the day, i said tweet me, you know, what you think my song and al said why is it a competition and i said natalie morales taught me everything is a competition, so i solicited, oh, my gosh, so i was torn and looked at twitter and oh, prince, he always brings it, this is amazing. >> did somebody suggest it. >> funny you say that and i call, let me call someone who knows music. the phone rings, ring, ring. >> it rings like that.
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>> because it's old school, i have a rotary. >> old school rotary phone. >> hello, prince. >> and he said. >> hello, miss tamron. >> ladies and gentlemen, prince. >> on the phone right now. >> say, hi. >> prince, good morning. >> hello, how are you? >> good morning, all. i have a question, tamron. i heard you had a meltdown yesterday, is that true? >> meltdown. >> are you serious, prince? >> al, al, al roker. >> yes, sir. >> can you get your assistant a cupcake and a hug, please? prince and i, if you don't know already, we're close. we talk pretty much every day via some form of -- >> don't we all. >> and so his new album -- by the way, "hit and run phase one" exclusively early september and the other song i'll get to in a second is "free yourself" and we're in communication with
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prince and his team. >> no, don't tell them, don't tell them. >> oh. >> can't leave us hanging. >> can't tell you too much, but the bottom line is can we hear the second song "free yourself." >> hear it. crank it up. >> this is your 34th studio album, right? >> i lost count a long time ago. >> you lost count a long time ago. >> but you're teamed up again with a phenomenal team, joshua wilson, this new kid on your team is brilliant, but the reviews have been tremendous. people are saying this is a jam, romantic top to bottom, everything that we love about you. >> speaking of josh, his wife hanna plays drums for us and when they hear really good sounding music they jump up do and their thing involuntary. >> you want us to jump up and do our thing.
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>> and i have a subscription, go ahead. >> prince remains the epitome of cool. when we walked out on the stage. >> golden globes. >> golden gloebz and it was the room with the biggest stars in the world and the cutaways of the biggest movie stars was like -- >> we stand in awe of you. >> got to see prince play at the white house this summer, oh, my gosh, unbelievable. >> here's the thing. i know you've got rock star hours and you stay up all night but al roker doesn't know this about you. but you are hilarious. prince is one of the funniest people you'll ever meet. head-to-head matchup of funny, who would be the king of funny, you or al roker. >> oh, al is much funnier than me. >> willie geist thinks he can play basketball, he's played against shaq, kareem abdul-jabbar. >> he can play basketball. >> your basketball skills are legendary, you or willie? >> is that true? >> i actually saw him dunk on shaq. >> do you really play, prince, you a baller?
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>> i play ping-pong more than panel. >> and used to play basketball. has a basketball court at paisley and natalie, is, of course, our resident dancer and you, of course, have iconic dance moves. in a showdown between you and natalie, who would wins. >> i've never seen natally dance. >> i've seen you dance. >> we've all seen tamron dance. >> tamron does like the hand pump and the whole -- >> and since "1,000 xs and os" is most romantic and in a love showdown which of us is mostix romantic, prince? >> let's see. >> the romantic face. >> what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> that's my man. >> catch it on title exclusively. tweet it out. jam it out and, prince, did you agree that we could do the show live from paisley? >> no, i did not agree. >> all right. well, thank you.
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for us? >> only if willie can be in my best because i want to say one two hit me two times, willie. >> done and done. >> i'm in. >> you got it. thank you so much. you are loved, love you so much, and speak soon. >> love you back. thank you all. >> one of the best moments on our show was prince who came on for bryant gumbel's last show and dressed as bryant gumbel. >> hilarious. >> and then performed. >> it was phenomenal. >> and this album, obviously i think you might think i have a dog or horse in this race but it is phenomenal. i was working out which you know i hate to do and i was in the gym and cranked it up. i'm working out to your music right now and he sent me pictures of eating cupcakes saying you should be. >> what a pal. >> lovely man. >> what a pal. >> calls you on that rotary phone every day. >> that was my surprise for you guys. >> love it. >> good surprise. >> wow. >> what are we supposed to do
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now, prince renaissance. >> well, we'll try. >> if prince took a hit of that sulfur. >> so yesterday in case you missed it. >> oh, yeah. >> our minds were blown by youtube star nick uhas who kicked off wow me week with a pretty big wow and we were surprised what happened when we inhaled this gas sulfur hexafluoride, like the opposite of helium. everyone understands the helium thing and your voice goes up. the opposite, never seen, it never heard of it. here's what happened. >> oh, who. >> wow! >> that is unbelievable. >> unbelievable. >> here's what's going on in your neck of the woods. >> crazy. >> oh, my gosh. this is -- >> oh, wait. >> there's no more left for tamron. >> oh, my gosh. >> i mean, my reaction there was real. i thought the voice was coming from the speaker. it couldn't have been coming out of my body. >> sounded possessed. >> i did feel possessed.
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>> nick was so good yesterday we had to have him back today. >> have you heard as much as we heard about that yesterday. >> the first time i also came or heard about sulfur hexafluoride my reaction was very similar, i didn't think it was real, but we did this video on youtube channel and when we did that, i had to research it more, had to figure out what it was all about and this gas is actually -- it's pretty common here in the states. >> yeah. >> what it's used for it's used for welding. what people do it doesn't allow an electrical current to go through it. >> oh, wow. >> inert gas, meaning it doesn't react with almost anything at all, so what they do is they fill rooms with it so that welders can go into these places, electricians can go in and work without having to fear that they are just going to be like an electrical gas. >> electrical fire. >> that's a lot of fun to do once or twice and don't sit at home and huff welding gas. >> exactly. >> not something you want to do at home all day.
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>> but if you have a kid's birthday party and want to do a quick round, is that safe? >> i don't know if i would say, hey, kid, birthday party. >> don't know if i'd go with the kids' birthday party. >> a lot of families watching, saying that would be funny. >> it replaces oxygen so breathe back out just like humans, simple thing. >> i just -- kids' birthday party, i might drought line. adult-makers kids' birthday party. >> they can heal. no, i'm kidding. >> a joke's a joke. >> your youtube channel. >> nick uhas. >> how do you spell it? >> u-h-a-s. >> we want you on regularly. >> thank you, thank i. >> all right. did you see this -- poor guy. last night yankees/red sox game, a fan with great seats in, the front row. he's got three chances to catch a foul ball. but no luck.
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so here he his date, first date, so here's one, first shot. >> oh, he's got it, oh, okay. >> guess what, here's a second -- off the chest and then the ballboy decides to help him, oh, and catches one in the face. >> oh, my gosh. >> look at the girl's reaction. >> the girlfriend is like -- >> that's rough, that's rough. >> that's a bad date. >> yankees lost 10-4. >> the third one really stings because the ballboy has taken pity on you and hey, take one? what did he do, willie? >> tossing it. >> wow. >> but the good news is nobody's seen that since. so it's not like he's being humiliated over and over and over. okay. so we've got wet weather here in the northeast there. that goes. next three days we're looking at anywhere from three to five inches of rain. however, this is the next big weather-maker potentially. hurricane joaquin, and it is strengthening. right now 75-mile-per-hour winds, 245 miles east northeast.
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at 6:00 and hurricane watches and warnings up right now for the bahamas. the hurricane force winds will be spreading east, i should say spreading west so look at this, becomes a category 2 storm off the florida coast and then by sometime early monday morning it is just south of new jersey. there's a 520-mile cone of uncertainty. we've got high pressure, if that high pressure dominates, it drags the -- the hurricane away, but there's a trough of low pressure along the coast, and it looks like that's going to be stronger and so that's going to hug -- keep it closer to the coast. whether this makes landfall or not, look at the rainfall amounts, anywhere from 5 to 7 inches locally, possibly 12 inches along the delmarva peninsula. so this is going to be a big weather-maker, rain, winds, flooding, freeze down. it is going to be a mess going into early next wee
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al, remember when we were all talking about how we needed the rain? we like it but we don't like it in doses like this. check it out. the eastern end of long island. east hampton, getting heavy rain. most of it has pulled out and will begin to see cloudy skies. the possibility of showers stays with us. 76 today and mostly cloudy and breezy. here is your seven-day forecast. look at those cool temperatures. we are watching joaquin too. and that's your latest weather. >> thank you, sir. >> up next, matt damon and jessica chastain together again for another sci-fi blockbuster. this the is called "the when is your flu shot more than a flu shot? when it helps give a lifesaving vaccine to a child in need in a developing country. thanks to customers like you, walgreens "get a shot. give a shot." program has helped provide seven million
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closer to someone saying we could die. >> that's how you sell a movie. >> we risked our lives. >> good, see. >> that's good. >> flying around in these spacesuits. you can't move. >> it all starts though with the storm scene, and i understand there's a lot of bonding that happened there. the microphones in your helmet. >> day one, a lot of below-the-line humor going on. >> yeah. we -- it's a bad idea to give actors their own com link and when you have michael pena in your ear narrating the situation itof can get a little funny. >> what was it like working with the crew is it was great. we all got along really well. there were a lot of dinners. >> and then they left. >> and i was by myself and there were no three-hour dinners. >> i've got to figure out how to grow three years worth of food here on a plante where knowing grows. >> i mean, i'm going to embarrass you a little bit but matt really is the combination of a chameleon kind of actor.
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>> exactly. >> people think of "the informant" and "talented mr. ripley" and all these different roles he's able to shed his skin. someone i've always wanted to work with. >> what do you want to say about working with jessica. >> oh, you don't have to do that. >> i don't think i could do that right here. i see a lot of improvements. oh, are you kidding? one of the best ever. >> so the zero gravity scenes you were talking about, basically done with you on a wire. but your dance skill came into, that right? >> well, you have to, i guess, be aware of what your body is doing. it's like doing the slow motion ballet. >> having said that i felt like my dance really, really helped me. >> yes, yes. >> my ballet. i'm self-taught, but i've put in a lot of time and i think when you put in those kind of hours it doesn't matter that you've -- >> what is your technique. >> my own technique.
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>> that's why you look so fluid. >> fluid is one word that's been used to describe me and there are others as well. >> based on current escalation, estimated force of 8,600 newtons? what's the abort force. >> 7,500. >> you said you were a fan of science fiction. matt, were you as well? >> yeah, a huge fan of science fiction but this is kind of interesting because it's really grounded in science this. movie is supposed to take place like in the very, very near future, within the next kind of decade or two so the science needed to be really rigorous. it's like science faction, you know. i just totally made that up. >> really, real clever, harvard boy, harvard boy. >> come on, i've got this. >> well, you guys are so much fun together. we want to see more of it, so please, matt, start writing something so we can all enjoy it. >> i'll start writing it right away. >> taken a lot of pictures back to back. >> this is like a romantic comedy poster. >> and while we're sitting there we come up with titles sglogt what's the title? >> got to mix in something with
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"today," right, so we have to say. >> you're the writer. >> here today, gone tomorrow, you know. we've got the poster, we just need a movie. >> now you need the script. that's the easy part, trust me. the script will come just lake that. >> we want that movie, here today, gone tomorrow. >> nancy myers writes that movie, block buster. >> already have the movie posters made up for them already. by the way, "the martian" the movie in this time around opens this weekend and this interview was before matt's controversy about gay actors. >> up next, with kanye presidential announcement a surprise to his wife kim "k"? what she's saying about his very serious many ambition of running i'm phil mickelson, pro golfer. my psoriatic arthritis caused joint pain. just like my moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. and i was worried about joint damage. my doctor saidr joint pain from ra can be a sign of existingt
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of the things that certainly caught our cry in the celebrity world. here we go. kanye west shocked the world when he announced at the mtv video music awards he would run for president 2020 but perhaps no one more than his own wife? kim kardashian reveals to ellen that kanye's big announcement may have been spontaneous. >> did you know that he was going to announce his candidacy or possible? >> i did not. >> that was news to me. >> so he never even said to you maybe i want to run for some day. >> no. that wasn't a discussion in our household? maybe he's not serious. >> is he serious? >> i'm serious. >> loving that necklace that she's wearing. kim says she told him to run for a second term so he could use his skills as a designer to redecorate the white house and dane helen mirren is retiring from nude scenes. the oscar winning actress has revealed quite a bit of herself
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on big screen over the years and in the film "glig la" and "calendar girls" and in a season upcoming "remember that time" dane mirren says she's ready to keep her chest under wraps admitted to starting her career with pretty amazing nutd scenes she says the good thing about getting older, you don't have to do that sort of thing anymore. my pleasure pillows are purely for my husband. wow. so big tv news for one of our friends, nicki minaj, we love her. abc family has announced the grammy-nominated rapper will be the executive producer of a half hour comedy series about her life. the show will follow nicki's childhood moving from trinidad and tobago to queens and her family's and her rise to fame. she will be writing raps for nick nicki to spit on tv and is launching a nationwide search to play her as her younger self. the series, by the way, begins
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breaking news from the bronx. several people injured after a car jumped the sidewalk. >> reporter: police took away the driver. for some reason, it jumped the curb, the driver striking six people on valentine avenue and east 194th street is where we are. two little kids
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including a 5-year-old boy who was under the car. good samaritans tried to lift the car. they used a jag to raise it. they arrived very quickly and transported all the injured to area hospitals. we'll send it back to you. >> we are going to continue to follow this story and another local update coming up in 30 minutes. we are dpg to bring you back to the "today" show. have a great day!
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taking a look at headlines. ve you received your new microchip credit or debit card in the mail yet. if the answer is no you're not alone. six in ten credit card holders in the u.s. still have not received a chip-enabled card and beginning tomorrow merchants, not the card issuers, will be responsible for fraudulent transactions if they don't upgrade their payment terminals to accept chip-enabled cards. pass fire clips sold at bye-bye baby as well as small
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saying the d-ring can breht off letting the beads detached. there's been seven reports of that happening. no injuries though. children might put the beads into their mout mouth. the clips were last september through june of this year. >> twitter users, use up to this. 140 character just isn't enough to get your point across you may be in luck. twitter is said to be mulling some new ways that will allow users to send longer tweets, according to the "wall street journal." twitter still hasn't decided though how they plan to e,do it. #staytunedonthatone. many people eat a diet reich in calcium or take supplements to help enrich their bones and studies say all that extra alcium may do little to no good. people over the age of 50 who increased their calcium intake whether through supplements or diet had very small increases in bone mineral density and they f und no evidence that increasing calcium intake in diet prevented fractures. doctor says though it is
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important to rally know what your calcium levels are so that you can gauge just how much you need. a police officer was virtually prisoner in his own patrol car when it was covered with bees. take a look this. happened after a truck carrying oneybees tipped over on a highway near oklahoma city and drivers a half mile away said they had to run away from the bees. it took several hours for beekeepers then to be able to come and clear that scene. that is one harrowing day on the job. let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> and right afterwards covered by bears so that's even worse. all right, natalie. thank you so much. as you can see right now, wet weather in the southeastern and mid-atlantic coast and rain also in new england and the northeast. it will keep coming. western third of the country, cooler weather moving through the plains and into the midwest. for tomorrow we've got more rain continuing along the mid-atlantic states. again, depending on what joaquin does, we'll watching that as well. heavier showers up through the rookies and on into the cascades.
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should say the west coast. 38 in l.a. and 69, cooler in san f we're going to have cooler weather too. that's going to be tomorrow. the story for today, still rain attered throughout the five burroughs and over to the west. that's going to be the story through the afternoon. look at this. heavy rain right now rolling through the eastern end of suffolk county. that should be out of the way within the next half hour or so. as farns the rest of the day, temperature up to 70 degrees.tocooler for tomorrow. we are watching joaquin as it apnproaches this weekend. >> and that is your latest ather. >> here we are. barry williams, nice to be here. >> good to see you back here with us. >> you know him best for perhaps playing one of the most beloved characters in tv history, the eldest son greg brady on "the brady bunch".
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>> and now is on "the worst cooks in america" on the food network. >> not anybody can get that job. >> did you not learnonnything from alice all those years on "brady bunch." >> a good actress but did not know how to cook. >> i gr.w up on the studio school so no home economics. >> what were y trying o make on the show? >> was that a cake? >> we made things every single week, an elimb nathe nation, great cast of people. >>h were you really that challenged. >> we had jaleel white on and he didn't think he is with a the worst chef in america. >> we learned a lot and it's a fun way to do it. >> great group of peopl noene of us knew each other, got along terrifically. good chemistry and elimination a 9nd our mentors rachael ray and chef burrell and we were cooking
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>> a now show going on in branson? >> been there for a few seasons. the first thing about branson you've got to know where it is, southwest missouri. >> how about smack dab in the middle -- people ask me all the time, why branson. well, i was looking for a home for my usical variety show. and i performed in vegas and lived here in new york and grew up in los angeles and chose branson to live at this stage. >> you're loving life there. >> i am. >> getting out on the boat and going f shing often. >> getting a look at the ozark mountains and how beautiful they are and take a stroll down highway 66 which you've done. >> i have. >> and see all the theaters and . >> people love branson. >> speaking of family. we want to test your knowledge. if you remember or name some of the dishes when you were part of "the the brady family. >> we just celebrated the 45th anniversary.
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rll smb 25th. >> gee. >> in honor of the 45th anniversary. >> i hope my memory doesn't fail me. >> test you on your culinary. >> all right. >> here we go. >> so you've got to touch the food i guess. >> touch it. >> get in there and bite it, do you know what that is? >> pork choey and applesauce. >> yes. >> excellent. >> all right. got that one right. >> going to get messy here. >> next, little mess, go ahead right here. >> this better be alice pasta, right. >> yes. >> pasta. >> you actually ate it, too. >> i live on the edge, natalie. >> i can see you live on the edge. >> number three, guide me. >> you might want to smell that one. >> smells like birthday cake. >> that's close enough. >> it is. >> because a -- or pie. >> chocolate -- dessert. >> we actually have a little something you because it is a birthday. >> happy birthday. >> oh, happy birthday.
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>> can we say how old? >> you may. >> 61. >> how old. >> 61 is great. >> and rocking it. >> you are. >> on stage with me. i'm the only one -- my show is all about '70s music. i'm the only one on stage that actually lived in the '70s. >> got to make a wish, my friend. >> and blow out the candles. >> got it. >> yeah. >> the lungs are still there. >> very good. >> barry williams, happy birthday. thanks for being with us. >> thanks for being here. >> "worst cooks in america celebrity editn" airing tonight saon the food network. >> coming up next, some of the trangest creatures on the plan. >> oh, that is freaky. >> that's one big bug.
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>> it's wow me week hered a "today" and our wow comes courtesy of wildlife expert corbin maxwell who brought something with a face that only a mother could love. what is that thing? >> you were freaking out. deep sea isopod and i'm going toq_ pass him off. >> okay. the jaws. >> watch out for the jaws. >> just don't drop him, he's expensive. >> this has been in our oceans for over 160 million years, and they live deep in the ocean, anywhere from 500 to 7,000 feet. >> it looks so alien. >> right. >> lookt the face. >> look at the face. >> and this has never been on the "today" show so talk about wow me week. >> talk about predator. >> he does. >> so neat. actually safegers but also predators and eat dead carcasses and fish, shrimp. >> deep in the sea. >> 500 to 7,000 feet. >> if he can eat a whale
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carcass, got some teeth. >> four sets of jaws. >> we have to watch out. >> oh, my goodness. what we're going to do is -- tamron, do you want to hold on to it. >> i do not, but thank you. >> he's dripping and is going to drip all over me. >> the neck thing i'm so excited. what you're going to do sewer going to put some food in your happened, healed your hand flat and put the food down. >> i got it. >> and hold two sticks, tamron two sticks and we're going to call over, hold him just like that. our next ambassador. >> close to each other. >> yes, that's perfect. >> everyone, we're going to say go. >> okay. >> we're going to go and right now, look, these are black-throated magpie jays. >> what happened? >> oh, look at that. they are demonstrating, from animal behavior and conservation connection. their trainer has trained them to put -- >> look at that. >> oh, my goodness.
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>> they were supposed to demonstrate -- >> is he okay? >> we're going to try that -- >> they go after each other. here's the stick. these are some of the most intelligent birds in the world. >> they are in training right now, you told me. >> no, no, no. these guys are just as intelligent as great apes, have self-awareness and can problem solve and super intelligent and of the same family as corbets. >> they are also beautiful. >> stunningly beautiful. >> just grabbing animals and taking over the studio. >> corbin, that's fantastic. >> that is cool. >> what we're going to do is bring out our next ambassador which i am thrilled about so come over here. this right here, another wow animal. >> here we go. >> thank you so much. >> it's okay. >> it's a skunk. >> this is betty sxwlit love her her. >> and she came from zoo america in hershey, pennsylvania. this is an albino skunk. only 1 in 10,000 are actually born out in the wild and you wouldn't really see one because they are incredibly rare and they lack that camouflage.
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>> but skunks are famous for it. can spray a yellowish musk up to 20 feet, causes intense pain and eye irritation. >> betty white does not have that. >> skunks will only do it as a last resort. >> tamron, just like cats. >> you know, i have allergies. >> here we go, willie, i'm not dying to, but sure. co >> willie is braver than i am. >> are you sure the sprayer is gone. >> you're showing the back end, at's great. >> wow. >> betty, go. >> there you go. >> get the modesty. >> people don't like skunks but they are great for insect control. >> and as we go to break. >> corbin. >> look at this next. >> what is wrong with you. >> a legless lizard. >> a what lizard? >> legless. >> it's not a snake. >> very similar to a snake and
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>> corbin, you rock. you wowed us, frightened us and educated us all in one segment. i don't even know what i'm saying anymore. what's coming up next, but i can't remember what's coming up next, i don't remember? >> you know what you need. >> memory boosters. >> the trick to time is running out to enjoy buy one, take one at olive garden. tonight enjoy breadsticks, salad, and your choice of irresistible entre es. then take home another entre e for tomorrow free. buy one, take one starts at $12.99. hurry in, offer ends sunday.
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is good for you, losen, beta-carotene and followate. shown in studies women who consumed one to two cups their brains were 11 years younger when it came to cognition and memory? healthy green. >> nuts and the oils, we know are really healthy for you. >> healthy fats. thinking about it, anything that's heart healthy is good for your brain because the blood vessels in your brain are very important in terms of cognition and memory. get a handful of nuts. be careful. it has some fat in t.watching your waist line, not too many and olive oil, great for your brain. >> and the great fruits as well, anti-oxidants. >> boosting our mind, a link between memory and museic. >> connection to your mind is interesting. classical music in particular helps with cognition and memory testing and pump up the volume, especially classic. any music that's familiar to you can help with memory. >> gangsta rap. >> if that's your favorite, go for it. >> do it. >> the study looked at classical. >> and laughing out loud. >> yes.
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in one story they showed a funny video to older people and found that they gave them tests afterwards and they performed better, 20 minute of something that will make you laugh, watching hoda and kathie lee and doing this as well. >> deep breaths as well. >> meditation, do mris of people who meditate see positive changes in their brain including the memory seven. just the 7, 7, 7 rule, seven seconds to breathe in, seven seconds to hold it in and seven seconds to release it. we're in a rush so we can't do the whole thing. >> practice seven, seven, seven. >> okay. >> things you want to keep in mind. >> yeah. >> and you say aging can actually be your brain's friend. how is this so? >> we hear a lot about your memory starts to decline at age 20, very depressing, but there's certain parts of your memory that actually improve with age and we call this crystallized intelligence, the way you can integrate your experience and skills and knowledge together. we sort of call it wisdom. that could peak later on. even the 60s and 70s so all hope is not lost.
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repeating the names. >> quick trick, spell it out in your head three times and that helps you remember it and bottom line pay ato. a lot of us are not listening the first time. >> so repeat it and spell it. >> dr. raj, thanks so much.
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>> over here. it's a big day for natalie morales. >> how come. >> natally, you are in "people" in espanol. >> beautiful women, too. >> thank you. >> highlight your cooking skills and talk about the people who inspired you. >> yes. >> most importantly on sale now. >> yes, it is. >> get your copy. >> guess who is coming up? is what have we got? >> whitney cummings and the amazing franklin graham. >> her album is so good, so good. >> she gets better and better like a fine wine.
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>> a delivery cab driver in custody after a car jumped a curb and injured six people. it ended up crashing. two of the six victims were children, one of them a boy about five years old was trapped under the car. a group of people used a jack to start lifting the vehicle before firefighters got there. there is no word as to that boy's condition. we are told two of the six people were hurt an taken to the hospital in critical shape. three others suffered serious injuries. >> high of 76. cold and breezy, light rain, 53. tomorrow, windy and chill kri, the high, 59 only. friday, the rain will be back. 56. saturday, 63. sunday, wet, windy, 67. not a great stretch. coming up on the "today" show with kathie lee and hoda, the legendary darlene love performs a song off her new album.
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. it's all lucky day. look who's with us today. we're going to wake her up in a few minutes to join us, the
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incredibly curvy whitney cummings. we'll get all the other secrets -- oh! >> did you just say all the well -- >> oh, no! >> come on. show some courage. come on, control room. show some courage. >> hi, everybody. welcome to my show. >> it is the beautiful whitney. and we're going to be yakking at hed r. >> in just a little bit. >> they really are afraid to come back to what she's going to do. that was quite the -- >> there's no way that -- my legs touch. did you guys see my penis? i feel like i tucked it pretty well. did i not tuck it under well enough? >> oh, my god.
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>> you and lenny kravitz. it's wine day wednesday. the last day of september. >> whitney is with us and we're going to have fun with her in a little bit. she's got a lot to talk about. >> uh-huh. >> no, don't. >> trying to fit these in. >> look, our director is terrified. >> it's got to be jimmy gates. is it not jimmy gates? oh, it's lee. lee miller. jill martin brought along her shopping bag and goodies for all. >> how do i follow that? >> plus, the backup singer to rolling stones called the greatest singer of all time. darlene love. >> we love her. she's got a new song. i'm so happy for her. >> it was a documentary called "20 feet from stardom." >> she was one of the great original backup singers and now great. >> if you need inspiration, we have it for you today. >> the wonderful, wonderful good friend, reverend billy graham's son.
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we call him franklin because that's his name. he's actually the -- william franklin graham iii. >> oh, okay. >> but he says his dear father, billy, has written his last book. i've been reading it, it's everything billy is. and franklin is going to talk to us about it. in the meantime, we always start with the other great philosopher, hoda woman. and here's her words of wisdom. >> you okay? all right, here we go. talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. break the habit, talk about your joys. talking about our problems is our greatest addiction, right? anyway, her name is ryta. she's a motivational speaker. you okay? drink up. so "the voice" last night, blind auditions continued. there was another duet. andy and alex, are these the twins? they are the twins.
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