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good morning. states of emergency, a powerful storm system dumps me than 10 inches of rain on parts of wisconsin and minnesota, leading to widespread flooding and evacuations. outrage at the u.n. the president of iran infuriates the u.s. delegation with it's controversial comments about 9/11. this morning the one hiker who was free is here for an exclusive interview. >> lindsay lohan could be headed right back to jail "today," >> lindsay lohan could be headed right back to jail "today," friday, september 24, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television
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and orange, -- gorge, everyone. >> residents in parts of minnesota bracing for another round of serious floods. >> another heavy downpour promptpromp prompted officials -- also ahead,he latest on the actor who appeare in the popular movie "the 40-year-old virgin" has now been found guilty of atechlted murder. he stabbed his ex-girlfriend more than 20 times and she survived. she will speak out about her ordeal when she joins us live. and we talk about a william who survived a difficult surgery in which doctors cut off the lower what are of her body to remove a tumor. in the news this morning,
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hundreds of people have been forced from their homes because of flooding in parts of wisconsin and minnesota where both governors have declared a state of emergency. the national guard has been called in to help and the good news ishe rain should ease "today." another wilire has hit colorado. this time at least two buildings cluding a home were destroyed, but no reports of injuries and the cause is still unclear. last night virginia execud a woman convicted of ranging the killings of her husband and stepson, teresa lewis is the first woman to be executed in the united states in five years. despite thousands of appeals of leniency in part because defense attorneys said she was borderline mentally disabled. the fda avandia has been pulled from the market. eddie fisher died overnight
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because of complications from hip surgery. he was known for his marriages to debbie reynolds and then elizabeth taylor. the father of actress kerrie fisher, eddie fisher was 82 years old. a plane crashed -- hundreds of school children were among those in a crowd of speck todayors. gold meantime hit yet another high this morning. trish reagan is at the new york stock exchange. this can't be a good sign. >> it's a great sign if you own a lot of gold, but the rest of us out there, is not a good sign. one reason is that all of the doom sayers are helping to boost this price up. also theelationship between gold and the u.s. dlar is ver important here. the u.s. dollar has really been getting hit hard. correspondingly then you start
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to see gold stalling in its price. and finally take a look at this. a woman in montana says she scared off a bear trying to get into her home by throwing a six-pound zucchini at the bear, hitting it on the head, the bear ran off. officials say the unidentified man was pretty shaken up, she's okay. she now values very large vegetables. i mean what next? >> s should be in a commercial
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this will be the last day of our 1e79 heat wave. relief on the way for the weekend. right now we have some patchy foground the region. generally in the 60s and low 70s. now 73 in washington. high today into the mid-90s.
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recor record-high, 74. fresh northwest breeze should cool us down. much cooler sunday and monday with an et wind and clouds. could get showers. rain likely monday and tuesday of next week. >> that's your latest weathe of course it's friday and we love telling you about, of course the biggest thing that goes on during the ekend. it's time for sunday night, football night in america. a newly slimmed down rex ryan, takes his jets down to the stadium, taking on the dolphins, 40% chance of showers and thundershowers, temperatures 81 to 84 degrees. on sunday night, football night in ameri. >> all right, mr. roker, thank you very much. now i want to talk about two major speeches before the u.n. general assembly in new york. president obama addressed the
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assembly just hours before iran's mahmoud ahmadinejad made some very incendiary comments about 9/11. chuck todd has the latest on this. good to have you here. >> the president wraps up his three-day tour here in new york r this united nations gathering of world leaders. he's going to meet with some more leaders that he has yet to meet. but the big story has been iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad. >> i hear those voices of skepticism. >> reporter: while acknowledging the path to middle easteace is not easy, president obama sounded like a politician on the stump, making the case before the united nations that his plan for a permanent peace could be successful if the two sized simply seize the moment. >> if we do, when we come back here next year, we canave an agreement that will lead to a new member of the united nations, an independent, sovereign ate of palestinian living at peace with israel.
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>> reporter: first lady michelle obama was in the audience, a few hours later, the roles were reverseded at a meeting of former president clinton's global initiative where obama nearly gushed about his wife. >> he knows where i'm coming from here, he knows what it's like to be with someone better looking, someone smarter, someone all around more impressive than you are. >> right now the human potential of america's veterans and militaryamilies is both vast and woefully jumpbd utilized. >> reporter: a almost the same time at the united nations, mahmoud ahmadinejad was -- american conspiracy to help israel. >> within some segment or keg
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straited the attack to reverse the declining american economy and it's grips on the middle east in order to save the zionist regime. he also plans to host his own conference on terrorism. >> i hope this year the islamic republic of iran will host a summitn terrorism and the reasonfor it. >> reporter: the u.s. delegation and a handful of other countries walked out. a white housepokesman called the comments utterly outrageous and offensive. and former new york mayor ry giuliani says this unrscores the need to stop iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, saying he is insane, or giving a great interpretation of someone who's in sane. >> there was no reason for it, so there could been any other reason than make headlines and be controversial.
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>> this latest thing happening comes just as of course there's some diplomatic tensions as u.s. tribes negotiate the release of those two american hikers. american hiker sar sarah shourd planned to meet with president obama. good morning to you, first of all, we're so glad that you are hope. >>hank you. >> but i know it bittersweet for you, after your release, you said you only felt one-third free. you left a large part of your heart behind. how were sha and josh when you said goodbye to them? >> they were very happy for me because they are grious, generous people. but i'm sure they are fling a disappointment inside that they just wanted to hide from me because it can't be easy for them. they have been trying to separate us nce the first day in prison and turn us against
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each other, and now i feel like we're still being torn apart and it's just an extension of my punishment to be here without them. >> how did they try to turn you against eachther. >> by putting me in my own cell, giving me very limited time with them. it's mostly that. >> do you know why you were released and n them. the iranian government said that it was for humanitarian reasons. >> the judge said it was because i was in solitary confinement which is a harsher sentence >> you all had been crged with espionage and also charged with illegal entry. >> we were hiking behind a tourist spot with hundreds of other tourists in iraq, whichs a safe part offish rack, where
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no american has been killed to my knowledge. we were guide bid a hotel manager to go to this place, the border is completely unmarked, so we meant no harm to the iranian people or the government. did anybody say to you you're near the border of iran? >> no, we had absolutely no idea, there was no indication, the border is unmarked and invisible. >> you're hiking and did some solders approach you? >> a then before i knew it, i was torn apart from shane and josh and thrown into a cell. they're the same size cell that i was in, crammed in there, for no reason, having commit nod crime and they don't know when they're going to getout. there's very little sunlight, they have very little time out of their cell and no communication with their family. we received letter, but we're not allowed to wte letters and they have only received one
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five-minute phone call in this whole period. >> and during the time of your captivity, one hour a day you could be with them. tell me about those hours, how you spent that time. >> that was my lifeline, my whole day was centered around waiting for that moment because it was my only -- my only human contact, my only time and as the hours grew nearer to my time outside, i would pace the room, wringing my hands, often tea streaming down my face, and seeing them was my only relief. and every time i felt like i was really slipping away, they brought back. shane and josh are the rean i'm able to sit here today and advocate for them with all my strength. >> president ahmadinejad is still here at the u.n., you were
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hoping to meet with him? >> i am sincere in bearing no grudge toward the iranian government, i just want to resolve this, i want this to be an opportunity to improve relationships between iran d the united states. i truly believe that'setter for everyone involved. >> have you come to terms to the fact that you and shane and josh are just maybe pawns in a political game? >> how can you come to terms with that? you can't accept that kind of twist of fate. but i acknowledge that that's the case cause we committed no crime, we're innocent, we didn't mean any harm to anyone. >> sarah shourd, thank you so much. i'm admiring the ring on your finger too, you got engaged in january. it's a piece of thread and i guess that probably means the world to you right now. >> it does, shane is still wearing his, so they're with me every second. >> it is 7:14 and once again here's matt.
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as we first told you on thursday, facebook founder mark zuckerberg is donating $1 million to one school district in new jersey. mara, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. that announcement will have a billing impact on the schools here in newark. 26-year-old billionaire zuckerberg will make an unprecedented hit this morning as a guest on "the oprah winfrey sho show". when it comes to making big gift annocements, there's no better venue than "the oprah winfrey show." >> everybody gets a car! >> reporter: and today is tradition continues. facebook millionaire mark zuerburg is set to come and
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make a $1 million donation to -- it's the largest known public donation ever by zuckerberg, worth an estimated $6.7 billion, he has no ties to new jersey or newark, causing some to wonder if this very big gift could be a very big public relations maneuver. >> a milli dollars isn't cool, you know what's cool? a billion dollars. >> reporter: the offer comes one week after the movie about facebook's founding and portraying zuckerberg as a socially awkward, unscrupulous computer geek who stole facebook from his classmates. facebook has called the movie fiction. the $100 million -- simply because the donation will be the reality of mark zuckerberg. >> reporter: the charitable gift
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will definitely help more than just zuckerberg's image. >> we deserve a city where our children cannot just survive but thrive. >> reporter: newark has -- more than tuition to elite private schools. >> the concern is giving the same people more money will give you the same result. >> reporter: but $100 million can't hurt and may likely help the controversial king of facebook make a few new friends. sources close to zuckerberg deny the donation is a publicity stunt to draw attention away from the facebook movie. officials hope it will attract matching donations, and it's also the first installment to the rger education fund that
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zuckerberg is establishing. education nation next week. for now, it's 7:18. lindsay lohan is due back in court this monk to face a judge for the first time since she admitted she failed a court ordered drug test. kristen wi kristen welker is outside the courthouse. >> reporter: lindsay lohan will be in court just a few hours after a judge issued a bench warrant for her. she says she's prepared to face the conseences of her actions which might include jail time. she'll be back in court "today" ordered to appear before a judge once again for violating parole. this time she'll have to explain why she tested positive for drugs just tee weeks after being released from rehab. >> i think at some point a judge
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says i've had enough of the excuses, enough of the promises. >> reporr: at a hearing for lohan's attorney the judge said he -- regrettably i did in fact fail my most recent drug tests. legal analysts say she could end up rig backhere she started. >> if i could guess, i think she's going to jail, at least for a while. i think the judge will put her in jail and order some type of rehab when she gets out. >> reporter: a distraught lindsay earlier this year served only 14 days of a 90 day jail sentence, ordered straight from jail into 90 days in patient rehab. she was again released early after only 23 gays with high marks from her doctors. even lohan is admitting for the first time she has a serious problem, tweeting recently, substance abuse is a disease
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which unfortunately doesn't go away overnight. i'aking positiv steps. >> if someone relapses, they need more treatment, not more jail time. i think it should be a solid decision made by her treatment team to be able to know how this relapse happened, what the triggers were for it. >> one of these triggers may be her social life, lohan was seen out with friends in the days after her rehab. if she wants to get better -- legal analysts say nearly anything could happen, the judge could hold her in jail spending her next hearing, or release her from jail and send her back to rehab. should an actor who's known rehab. should an actor who's known for his role in the "4
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it's 7:26, friday, the 24th of september. i'm joe krebs. in "news 4 today, a search is on after police chase. the police chased two cars into the district. officers stopped one car, exchanged gunfire with two suspects. a second car which had been stolen got away. it appears t zrerngs of that vehicle, maryland tags 75460 hv. we'll take a break now and come backand look at our weather and our traffic too.
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patching fog on this friday morning. climbing to the low to mid-90s by is afternoon. rain sunday into monday. how's the traffic, ashley? >> we even fobt a problem on 270 soutound. blocks one lane at false road and as you can see it's jammed on the approach. >> another local news update in 25 minutes. now back to the "today"
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rania of jordan. and unanimojanis ollson was pregnant when doctors found a tumor in her lower body. in many ways she was rebuilt. we'llegin this half hour with an actor who's facing a possible life sentence after being convicted of attempted murder for stabbing his ex-girlfriend more than 20 times. we'll talk to that woman in a moment, but first here's nbc's george lewis. >> reporter: it didn't take the jury very long doome back with bad news for actor slly mall legal. malil guilty of the crime of attempted murder. >> guilty ofilling a girl who used to be his girlfriend. >> i was kind of like this. >> reporter: the trial was filleded with plenty of dramatic
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system. malil, claiming he was flailing wildlyith a knife, trying to defend himself from an attack from maldanado when he stabbed beebe. >> he was behind me and i see this flash of silver and he goes bang, bang, bang. so i scream at the top of my lungs, like help, help, 911, call 911, he's killing me. >> reporter: malil's most prominent role was in the comedy "40-year-old virgin". and on tv, appearances in the drama "without a trace" and the sitcom "scrubs." but prosecutors say malil dint deserve any oscars for his performance in the courtroom because his testimony just didn't hold off.
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>> my opinion is that he shot himself in the foot. he might as well have jumped into a coffin and nailed it from the inside. >> reporter: now malil could face a sentence of 16 years to life. >> in domestic violence, no one wins, the one good thing is that now other women will be protected. >> reporter: malil is scheduled to be sentenced on november 18. for "today," george lewis, nbc news, los angeles. >> kendra beebe is with us exclusively along with her attorney. i can tellatching that pce that although your wounds have healed, it's still a raw emotion for you. what has been the healing progress for you? >> i think the only way we heal is love and the love of my family and my children have healed me, but this trial taking
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place restirred the pot and everything does feel raw and fresh again. >> you stood about 15 feet away from malil, and whenhat veict was revealed, when it was announced, what were your emotions at that moment? >> i felt relief that it was over but i didn't feel victorious or happy. because in a situation like this, no one wins. two years ago, my family almost lost me and my two children almost lost their mommy, and last week, mr. malil's family, a very decent, respectful family lost their family member and his child lost him. >> two years ago was august 2008, you're in your backyard, it's a beautiful evening, you' sipping wine with a friend, actually. your children at that time, how old were they at that time. >> they were 2 and 4. >> ty're asleep upstairs when shelley malil sws up.
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when you saw him, did you immediately realize something was going on? >> absolutely. he came over uninvited from hollywood. >> and you're in san diego. >> so she was an uninvited guest. so immediately wn i saw him, i felt a primal instinct of fear. >> at what point did you realize that your life waseally in danger? >> interestingly enough, shelley was never violent with me, and i never felt mlife was in danger at any time. as i said in my speech after the verdict, i don't feel that shley acted alone. so while i feel safer that he's been convicted, i don't feel completely safe. >> i want to get to that in a moment, but just to go back to thevening that this all happened, he came with a knife, and he tried to stab you, your friend got the knife away from
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him? >> absolutely. >> and at that point, shelley malil went to your kiten and grabbed another knife. >> yes, because i had went out a side yard and was trying to open a gate, but unbeknownst to me, the gate was stuck with a rock undethe gate. so i essentially got cornered into a corner and that's where he was able to stab me 20 times. >> were you saying anything to him? or was he saying anything to you during that time. >> absolutely. i was screaming, i was also tryingo talk him down, i was telling him i loved h on several occasions, hoping he would stop. i would say i love you, i love you, please stop. and he would say, yeah, right, and he would stab me again. >> during the trial, he said that he didn't realize it was you, that he thought it was
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actually your friend that was behind him and he was just flailing with the knife and didn't appreciate what was happening. obviously the jury did not believe that. but at any time in the past two years, did he ever express remorse publicly to you about what had happened? >> absolutely not. and it's very frustrating because i didn't see remorse whatsoever and no accountability or honesty in this trial. >> you sd you don't believe that this is just about him. you believe your ex-husband is behind this. >> yes. you know,et me defer that question to my attorney because of lie yablt. -- liability. as the prosecutor said after th verdict was read, kendra's ex-husband is a missing piece of the puzzle. there are many pieces of the puzzle that didn't come out during the course of the trial. however his name and his presence in fact was there throughout the trial. atne juncture, her exusband
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was actually brought into the courtroom for the jury to identify him at least by face, but beyond that, he never testified on behalf of shelley malil. there seems to be some certain pattern of coincidences. for example her ex-husband is moved by a restraining order by the san diego superior court. and prior to leaving the house he goes in the house and takes personal objects of kendra's. and malil, when he left kendra strand at the beach, he took the identical items that the ex-husband had removeded. >> there may or may not be a connecon, but in your mind there is. i want to ask you about your children, because they at this point don't realize what happened to their mommy, you have decided to protect them? >> my children think i fell on glass. my daughter heard me screaming and she thinks i fell on glass
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and that's the rson for my scars. >> and when she's older, you'll explain it? >> i hope that day downtown come antime soon. >> thank you for
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peers in the developing world. so we're trying to transform the meaning of peer to peer and net working so it's not just about sharing movies and music, but it's also about sharing movements and missions. so it's ally a campaign by girl f gir so a girl in baltimore could help a girl in batswana school supplies. >> i looked at the statistics, 145 million children around the worlare not in school, why focus only on girls? >> the case for girls is so compelling. i really feel that you give girls the smallest chances and they can make the biggest changes. learn the world now, there are 35 million girl who is don't go to school. because of prejudices, place of birth or poverty. when a girl is educated, maternal mortality goes wn, a baby born ton educated mother
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is 50% more likely to make it to his fifth birthday. the benefits are just, they go throughout society so. it's really important for us to make sure that girls go to school. i think that's the best investment any leader in the world can make. you and your husband arrived here in the united states at an unusual time for us here. i know you're aware of some events in the ns of late. it see there's an increase in aechbt muslim sentiment. there's a proezed building of an islac community center down here ground zero. there was a pastor down in florida who proposed to burn the koran. they have since canceled that. we talk about it a lot here in this country, how much awareness of these events and these issues is there around the world on the streets othe muslim world right now and what reaction? >> i think people are aware of this disconnect that's taking place and autual suspicion that exists. and i thi it's very important
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for us to focus on the actual debate. my fear is the debate is dominated by radicals on both sides who want to preach hatred and spread fear among people. or worse still, it's also being used by some demagogues as a cheap political tool. and what's really important for us is to see the debate being dominated by well informed people who are reasonable who really care about the issues at hand. we need to redraw the battle lines, it's not muse lim against christians, it's not east against west. once we can really understand that this is the landscape, then we can start to rid ourselves of the evil forces that exist. i have been in the states for a few days and many americans told me that this proposal to burn the koran doesn't represent them and they don't support it. likewise, the bin ladens of the world don't represent me and
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they don't represent muslims around the worl >> secretary clinton has met with the u.n. secretary general, it seems like there's a renewed hope that they might yield some succesif the future. we have been here before, do you get a different sense of where we are "today" versus some of the failed attempts of the past? >> we have been here before and we should keep trying and trying and trying and trying until we gea resolution of this issue. it's not just an issue that affabili affects israelis and palestinians. their lives need to improve. you can't have people living under occupation, not being able to send their children to school, not having access, not having dignity in their lives. likewise israelis living in a state of fear all the time and living in a neighborhood that's not accepting them. but the region needs to see a resolution to this.
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because our region, there are a lot of tension, there's a lot of instability, there are threats from all over the place. the core issue is the israeli-palestinian issue. >> let me end on a different note. i was reading recently on the fact that you have something like 1.3 million followers on twitte >> on twitter, yeah. >> so you are theew face, this is kind of the meshing of the traditional version of royalty and the new face of royalty, do you think it's a healthy thing and it'sgood? >> for me, it's just so important for me to know, you know, facts on the ground, to reallyremainrounded in reality, noting to isolated and i think sometimes when you're in a public position, you risk that isolation of being surrounded living in a bubble or just hearing what people want you to hear. being on twitter and being on social networks allows meo break through barriers and really get a fee of what's out
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there, what opinions are, what people think, what their dreams are, what their challens are, that kind of nural communication is so rewarding for me. and it really just makes me feel like i'm part of something, i'm part of a community,ou know. it opens people a window into my life and opens a window into other people's lives. so i really like that kind of interaion. >> thank you for being here. and we're back right after this. well, max, first day...
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good morning. patchyfog. cooler tomorrow, might have rain sunday and monday. how's the traffic. >> no problems around springfield around the capital beltw beltway. here's the pace at kenilwor as a result of that fog. we're jammed up from college park into silver springs. back to you. >> we'll have more news, weather, and traffic coming your way.
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8:00 now on a friday morning, on the 24th day of september, 2010. cloudy a little bit here in new york city. the temperatures are going to start cooking here later "today." we have got the second full day of fall. yet we're getti up into the high 80s "today." a big crowd out on the plaza. and i'm matt lauer, along with meredith viera and al roker. and coming up in just a couple of minutes, that incredible story, the surgery that was rformed to save the live of a pregnant woman. >> doctors found a huge tumor in the pelvis of janis ollson and her only chance of survival involved cutting most of the lower part of her body off. jerry signfeld is here, for the last 15 years or so, he has
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been keeping a secret, living a lie, we like to say, he's ready to come clean about that, he's going to reveal the truth that he's been holding in a couple of minutes. >> he really looks like he's going to giver tus truth. >> this is like the bizarreo world. unbelievable. and we have got somereat desserts, healthy desserts that your kids are going to gobble up. let's go inside, ann's standingby, she's got a check of the new headlines in the morning. good morning once again, everybody, a punishing rain should taper off in minnesota and wisconsin whe up to a half a footell on thursday. the governors of both states have issued emergency declarations. president obama's wrapping up these three-day trip to the united nations with a high level appearance. iran's president provoked a strong reaction at the united nations on thursday when she
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suggested his speech at the general assembly that the u.s. was behind t september 11th attacks. american diplomats and more than 30 other dell indicatiegations in protests. a new effort is getting underway to dea with the nation's fastest growing drug problem and that is prescription drug abuse. we have got nbc's justice correspondent pete williams now standing by with details. hey, pete, good morning. >> the advice used to be flush those old pills down the drain, but it turns out that contaminat the water supply, and if they're simply thrown away, they could be retrieved from the garbage. now the nation's drug agency says turn them in and let the dea troy them. >> in arlington, virginia, police say federal drug agents prepare to arrest the suspected dealer. an undercover drug agent will make the buy in an area known as
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the source of illegal drugs. but the suspect wasn't dealing coine or heroin, he was arrested for selling oxycodone, one of the nation's most widely prescribed painkillers, abuse of that drug and others like it have risen 400% in the last decade becoming the nation's largest growing drug problem. >> we live in a community with a school right across the street from where we are at and here is an individual selling prescription pills on the street. >> reporter: the dea says prescriptions now rank behind marijuana among drugs taken to get high and they're involved in the majority of the more than 26,000 overdose deaths a year. it was a pill from a medine binet that killed 18-year-old. his girlfriend's mother offered him a painkiller she was taking,
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the combination turd out to be disastrous. we took him to the hospital, and a parent's worst nightmare, they said timmy was dead. >> reporter: now his paren are urging people nationwide to get rid of their unused and tdated supplies of pill >> it might not be your child, it might be one of your child's friends coming into your house, king to use your bredroom, rifling through your medicine cabinet. >> in a single day, more than 9,000 pounds of prescription drs turned in. that'sore than 3.5 million pills. and tomorrow the dea takes this program nationwide with more than 3,000 dropoff points and all the pills will be destroyed so they can't do any harm.
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>> pete williams, this morning, te, thanks. an american astronaut and two russians who were supposed to return today from the internatiol space station after six months in space wl now spend another day in orbit. and you thoht it was hard to get a lock on your door.
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mild and muggy on this friday morning. looking off to the west, it's still a bit foggy. we'll have the fog dissipated in the next couple of hours. right now the temperatures are near 70 degrees throughout most of the region. highs today low 90s. perhaps tie or break the record at reagan international. tomorrow, highs mid-80s. much oler monday. showers likely later in the day. likely showers monday, tuesday of next week. >> now back to matt. >> all right, al, thanks so
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go to [ indistincthouting ] what's in your wallet? we are back at 8:10. thursday we brought you the remarkable story of a young mother whose lower body had to be cut inalf when doctors found a huge tumor in her
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pelvipeis today we're going to talk to her. three years ago janis ollson was a normal, busy mom. when janis was pregnant with her second child, the young mother had back pain that kept getting worse. >>t started out like i guess what a lot of people have in pregnancy, but it got worse very, very quickly. >> near t end of her pregncy, s got the shocking news, she had a rare form of bone cancer in her pelvis. doctors said the only way to save her was to cut off the lower part of her body, take out the tumor and put her back together again. she had to make a choice, radical surgery that had never been done before, or certain death. if she chose the surgery, she would lose her left leg. afte delivering her baby by c-section, janis told doctors she wanted to see her kids grow
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up and chose surgery. traveling to the mayor clinic in minnesota -- >> this is a cancer that grows steadily and will keep on growing, can spread to other parts of the body, particularly the lun and will eventually take the person's life without treatment. >> on the day of the surgery, jas hugged her husband darrell and then snuck out without telling her two children. she says shtrusted the doctors to save her live. her surgeons performed two separate procedures over a total of 20 hours. in the first surgery, they remov removed janis' left leg, her tailbone and part of her spine. in the second opation, they took the top part of what was removed, flipped it over, and attached it to her pelvis. then they shifteded h right leg and pelvis and then attached it to the spine.
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with the tumor gone, janis was able to use her left leg. >> i'm really happy for her, she and her family have been super thugh all of this. they have never lost their enthusiasm for life. she has said th s she. >> after the surgery, janis was anxious to get on with her life. shwas anxious to learn to get around. she sometimes uses a prosthetic g, and sometimes a walker. now she gets around just fine. even on snowmobiles with her family. earlier this year, a moment janis will never forget. she walked down the aisle with darrell, using only a cane to renew their wedding vows and to celebrate her incredible journey. janis ollson is with us exclusively along with her husband darrell and their two
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children, braxton and leland. and that picture of you two walking down to renew your vows says it all. you have been through so much in the past two years, how are you doing "today." >> we're doing really good. >> what is your recovery been like and what's been the hardest thing about it? >> recovery has been long and slow, but continual progress. we have never, knock on wood, we have never had any set backs so we have continually moving forward and every day, every month, i learn how to do something new and how to continue on the way that we used to. >> i want t go back to when you were pregnant with leland and you were suffering from back pain and it just got to the point ere it was so severe that you knew something was going on. and you had pain with your daughter, as well, when you were pregnant. so maybe this had bn growing for a long time inside of you. >> that's our belief, anyway. >> and doctors said that you had a tumor and it had tbe removed
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if you hadny chance for survival. so he had to be delivered early and you had a few months to think about this surgery. this surgery had just been performed on cadavers. >> at that point we didn't really know that, we kw that it would be something different that had never been done before, but i just believed that was because of my situation, it was unique. i those mons in between, we didn't know what they were planning on doing, when we got the phone call that told us the plan, we onl had couple of weeks to get things ready. >> maybe that was a good thing, not too much time to worry about it. but what was gng through your mind, what frightened you? >> i was a ss. it was tough. i couldn't tell you "todatoday made it through those couple weeks, looking back now, you kn, a little bi of work, a little bit of family, i kind of kept busy, janis was in the hospital, i was looking after
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the kids and going to work, and was kind of like a whirlwind, which i think was good. >> you didn't want to be alone with your thoughts about what might happen? >> i w alone with my thoughts on my commute to work, and that was enough. >> you kissed your husband goodbye, you don't even say goodbye to your children as if you know you're going to be back. where did that come from? >> i think it was just because of my faith in the mayoe clinic. i knew my options, the surgery or certain death. i knew i had to do the surgery. and the surgeons completel put us at ease, we were 100% confident everything would go well. i didn't want to alert the ks because we were going in so early. we went in and both of us were at peace. there wasn't a lot of tears shed. >> do you remember wt janis said to you when she came out of anesthesia and was in the recovery room, when she woke up?
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>> yea that was kind of weird too, she was supposed to be going for an x ray or an mri and they said they were going to bring her out of incubation after that, so i went to the waiting room to sit down and they came to me and said she's asng for you and i guess she had ha enough, pulled the tube out of her mouth and asked for me and i came in and -- the first thing she said is -- sorry -- am i dying? and i said, no, you remember they said they were going to have to remove your leg, and she said yes. and i said, well, they did that and you're cancer free. and she said, oh. >> 3 1/2 years later, you are cancer free. >> uh-huh. >> and you renewed your vow this is past may. how emotional is that for both
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the book debuted 11 years ago. it was written by someone called ted l. nancy. now the fourth book in the series is out. "all new letters from a nut." but the author's true identity has remained a mystery until oday." jerry seinfeld writes the forewords. guys nice to see you. >> a lot of people thought it was matt for many yes. >> a lot of people thought it was you. >> yeah, people did think it was me. we started this as really kind of a joke for ourselves, just to see if, you know, people would be interested in this. but the books took f, and it was weird, it became a best seller and then people staed to take credit.
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. >> so what do we need to know about bry martyr, you're a comedian, right? >> i used to work for jerry. >> he used to help me write the standup on signfeld. he's the guy that's written all the letters, he created the character. there's a lot of people on the internet that are claiming ownershi >> the people yourite t actually taktime to respond. read a letter for us. >> this is a letter written to the bar harbor hotel in bar harbor, maine. dear bar harbor hotel. i'm wondering if you found a gorilla foot that i left in your bathroom. i was distracted when i needed
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to use the tissue dispenr from another stall. i believe i left my gorilla feet in your hotel. and they responded? >> dear mr. nancy, i'm sorry to tell you, we did not have any rubb gorilla feet turned in, hope you found them. >> you should have remained anonymous. you should have. >> i had written to a shoe company, i was trying to get shoes that looke like bananas. so i wrote, i am in a process of hoping bananys. >> so this is for naies. >> you will know a nanny is in the room when she is dressed from head to toe in bright yellow, and you'll go oh, it looks like a nanny, she's dressed like a banaa. so i sent them this is the easy on the heels. >> it's like making crank calls but writing the letters. >> but he's gotn responses from the king of tonga.
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the prince of wales. >> and then i wrote them back actually, i wrote, thank you f answering me on my bananny shoe i now have waiter melons. you'll know that a waiter is in the room when he's dressed from head to toe in a watermelon, you go oh, it's a waiter, he looks like a watermelon. >> now that you've revealed yourself, is this ov? is that it, the end to the books? >> i don't think so, what do you think? >> well, we may have to change it a little bit. we just wanted people to know who the -- because so many people think it's me. and he's done so much work on it, i really wanted the public to know this ishe guy that ha created the whole thing.
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8:26 is your time now. 74degrees. hazy skies out there. another hotday. feels like summer. tom will have your forecast after the news. good morning, i'm eun yang. topping the news this morning, for the first time in nearly a century, virginia has executed a woman. lewis hired two men to kill her husband and her stepson in southside virginia back in 2002 to try to collect the $250,000 life insurance payment and her final words she was told, her late husband's daughter, she loved her and she's
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good morning. fog will be setting in the next couple of hours. tomorrow, increasing clouds. might get a shower later in the day. likely monday and tuesday. and now how's the traffic, ashley? >> still pretty heavy on the outer loop leading to college park around silver spring. no major accidents to report. and we still have got fog as a big factor as you travel around the region making your way toward kenilworth. it's pretty foggy, but lanes are open. >> we'll be back in 25
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. 89 -- 8:30 now on this friday morning, you're looking at all the folks who have descended on rockefeller plaza this morning. >> i said, we're really talking to a survivor. >> ingrid betancourt, this is someone who was running for the president of -- she was held in the jungle for more than six years. she's written a book now about her ordeal, talking about her
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failed escape attempts and what she endured. we'll talk to ms. betancourt in just a few minutes also on a lighter note, seth meyer s is here, the new season premiers tomorrow. >> isn't it amazing, you want to choose dogs that really have a chance. so we'll show you, look at those adorable ones, their makeover is coming up. all right, and first before we get to anything else, we want to say hello to mr. donald trum a brand-new season of apprentice is underway good to see you, sir. >> good to see you. >> are these competitors living up to your expectations? >> they're very tough, but alex had a very tough time last
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night. he was -- maybe he shouldn't be there. he was eaten alive by -- we have some very tough people on the show. >> but he ends up getting his dream job at the end? >> he's going to say thank you very much, donald, i hope. >> they' selling ice cream, that's a very basic simple challenge, much simpler than i have seen in the past. is that a back to basics thing. >> back to basics, exactly right. we want to sel lemonade and ice cream on occasion. >> given the backgrounds of your contestants, is there a feeling that the stakes are higher this time? >> i think so, because a l of these people are virtually down and out, and it's really a tough thing for them, they had great jobs and now they have no jobs. you see a couple of them, four or five children. one went to a great law school and right now is selling cupcakes, beautiful gi, number
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back now at 8:36 with a tle of survival. ingrid betancourt spent 6 1/2 years in the columbian jungle before being rescue she's written a book about her ordeal called "even silence has an end." explain the title to me, en silence has an end, what did you mean by that? >> i think it's ary of hope. it talks about what stays a few after your death and those are words. so it says that even silence a
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for me even death has an end and because the jungle and captivity was a death for me, coming back was the enof that. >> i just want to remindeople about the conditions you endured. tell me about what you were forced to eat, the sanitary conditions, what you dealt with. >> i was chained to a tree for years. i wasn't able to talk to my fellow hostages, i was forced to ask permissn to go pee. i couldn't drink or eat whever i wanted. everything was under permission, we would live in the jungle under tents, sleeping on hammocks or on the floor on plastic sheets. >> insects, animals, you had to espe five times? yes. >> each time you tried to
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escape, did it worsen your living conditions? >> yes. i was punished. >> torture? >> tortured. it was hard, yeah. >> were you ever concerned that the people you left behind, the other hostages would be in danger because of your actions? >> we were all having a very bad time after my escape, but i have to say that my companions h a big solidarity and they just never have said anything like blaming me for what i did. they were just there with me. >> there were three other american contractors who were taken hostage, and one wrote a book and was highly critical of you. he called you the most disgusting human being have ever encountered, reportedly because he felt that you, based on your status in columbia had asked for special privileges during your time as a hostage. how do you respond to that? >> well, i think i was a
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troublemaker in the jungle in the sense that i wouldn't go f many of the things that we were confronted, for example i remember a role call, they were trying toake us respond with numbers and soy companions would say one, two, three, when they were cold and i just said ingridbetancourt, if you want to know if i'm here. and i felt like arrogant. for me this is just -- they were giving us. >> i remember seeing a video of you that was taken during your captivy, the look on your face, almost expressionless, not even looking into the camera struck me. and you know the piece of video i'm talking about, what were you doing at that time, what was going through your mind? >> i wasn't accepting that proof of survival. the commander had denied medical
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treatment to me for almost six months. and here he was saying, you he to smile, you have to say hello to your family, this is proof of survival and i didn't have to do that. i couldn't force him not to take the videotape, but i just -- i didn't want to collaborate on that action. >> you were eventually rescued. the captors were kind of tricked into releasing you and you write in the book that you couldn't help but admire some of the young people who took you hoste. a lot of people are going to say, how could you feel that way? could you explain briefly? >> these were young guerrillas, they were the age of my children. they were incredible in the jungle. they wereery fit, they could do anything, they could build a whole camp, like a little city in the jungle without anything but machetes, they were very courageous, dealing with this environment of the snakes and,
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you know, rigors and everything that was a little frightening for me. so, yes, i admire who they were and how they could confront this environment. you can admire how they behave. some of themwere, but not all of them. some of them were just humiliating and hard. >> it's an incredible story, 6 1/2 years held hostage in the jungle. nice to have you back, thanks so much, good to see you. and the book is called, eve silence has an end. ♪
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store for the new season than the show'sead writer and weekend update host seth meyers. >> a couple in indonesia was arrested for making meatballs from protected monkeys, well, poorly protected monkeys. >> seth, good morning to you. >> you are 36? >> i am 36, i started the show when i was born. >> you have been there ten years. >> i have been there for ten years. >> and you started as a normal cast member. >> yes. >> and then you became co-head writer. >> yes. >> and then solo anchor. >> and it's pretty much downll from there. >> i wonder if you're gunning after lauren michaels' job. >> the most exciting thing about the show is when you sort of get to work with new people, but working with someone who's obviously done it and been as go as it as she is. >> will she be at the anchor
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desk with you this saturday? >> yes. >> mostly because it will be impossibleo keep her away. she brought her chair back. that was her very subtle hint that she wanted to do it. >> she literally took her chair with her when she lef >> she took everything, it was awful. >> it's wrong, it's wrong. are youoing to get another anchor? i thk you do a great job by yourself. >> i'm available if -- >> you're not angling for it. we would love to have you. >> right now we're going to see how it develops. >> you have three new cast members? >> we have four new cast members? it's really excitg getting all those new voices. >> is there a hazing process when you come in as a new cast member. >> the job is hard enough that you get naturally hazed and i think more than anything else the rest of us try to be simple threatic. >> i want to talk aut katie
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perry and all the controversy. >> i don't watch a lot of "sesame street." when i watched it, i had to say i guess i see katie perry in a lot of different events. >> a lot has happed, this is your season premier, what kind of topics are you going to take on? >> the biggest problem with this summer, you go, oh, my god, this is going to be the greatest sketch. fortunately politicians sort of every week give us stuff to talk about it. >> there's a lot to talk about. but matt asked her if she used facebook or twitter and she said she wondered about people who do that, who has the time, i mean she's a serious writer, she would never twitter about what kind of sandwich she just ate. and en i read that you twitter a lot. and i wonder what that meant? >> i only twitter about what
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kind of sandwich tena eats because s doesn't have time, and i feel like her fans deserve to know. i am a fan, not like tena. >> what would you twittering about "today. will you go right after this interview and twitter about it? >> i would say lol, i just did the "today" show with meredith viera. that will be in all caps. and then if iave room, i'll say what i am going to have for lunch. but i only have a limited a lot of characters. >> how do you top that show you did with betty white? >> we have made the decision not toven y. it was the greatest. the scary thing for us was there was such high expectations for that show. >> she owes you. she won an emmy for that.
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so she owes you big. i would twitter about that, if i were you. >> seth meyers, always a easure, congratulations on 10 years. 36 years. you can catch the season premiere of "snl" tomorrow night right here on nbc. and up next, new looks for some dogs. building wind farms and
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we're here now with from bow to wow. we take shelter dogs and we clean them up and find them loving homes. jill rappaport is here with the latest installment. >> we have 100% success. so happy to say, but sadly so many of these animals are given up because their owners just cannot afford the anymore. and it's just as traumatic for the owners as it is for the pet. so "today's" pooches are all recession animals. we have five fur angs all waiting for a second chance. like this 6-year-old collie mix named autumn. just the latest victim of the harsh economy. >> her owns had her since she was a puppy and because of financial difficulties they had to start cutting back on some of their expenses.
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>> that is so sad for any g, especially one approaching middle age to be without home. why don't you give a closeup to the camera. go on. there you go, oh, maybe not. >> on to a two for one special. meet freddie and teddie. >> they are so cute. >> 5 mo months old, they're brothers. they're 5-month-old lab-terrier mixes. we want to get them adopted together. >> yes, that is the key. go on, let them kiss you. oh, come on! up next, a beautiful lab mix named sable. >> sable is a year and a half old, she's a laboratory retriever. she ee's brindle so she has interesting colors. she warms up very, very quicy. abandoned, the owners couldn't take care of her. >> many of these owners really
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loved their dogs, they just unfortunately cannot afford them ymore. >> because times are so tough, they have to make difficult choices, fortunately these guys get given up. >> finally a ltle terrier who mes in your lap, who could use a little makeover. >> this little guy is benji. hello there, sweetheart. >> benji is 3-year-old tibetan terrier mix. they abandoned him because they could no longer afford to take care of him. loves to be petted, loves to be held. >> five beauties all waiting f a place they can call home. >> richard gentles, from -- let's take look at autumn before. there's autumn before the makeover. take a look, as meredith brings him out now. >> we're going for six years before she was given up, the
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owners couldn't afford her anymore. and the animal city -- pets for life program so people that are in need, they can go to this program and they can meet their needs and help to keep the pets and the people together. >> she's really selling it, wasn't she? >> all right, meredith, thank you very much. autumn, good to see you, next we have a couple of puppies, immediate freddie and teddie. ancome on out, we have kathy lee and hoda, these two are not house broken. i'm talkingbout kathy lee and hoda. tell me about the puppies. >> they're five months old, we would like to get them adopted together. he's a little more curious than teddy. but ey're brothers. again, a lot of people -- >> it's harder to take care of puppies. >> they're going to need some training, they're very smart, they have learned very quickly how to sit.
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so it will be easy to train them. >> and they're very affectionate. if you lean down, they'll give you lots of kisses. well, maybe not. >> kathy lee, you may want to work on that. anyway, ladies thank you very much. freddy and teddy, thank you very much next we have got benji, look who's walking benji out, seth myers. work the run way, seth. tell mebout benji. >> basically -- sell it, benji. >> he warms up quickly, he's very happy dog. he likes to try out the different cat beds in the foster homes he's in, so he would make a great companion. >> and seth will come with benji to your home. >> i need water two times a day, otherwise just a walk. thank you ver much. did he just -- >> okay, and let's see, we
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finally have sable, look who's walking sable out. this is star studded, donald trump with sable. richard, tell me about sable. >> sab would love to sit in your lap, so if u're watching tv, you're sitting in your favorite chair, undoubtedly, she's going to jump on u, she's great with kids, so she's going to be great if you have kids. preferably older kids. >> i'm going to take sable, i like sable. >> sable's looking good to you. >> let's bring all the dogs out, jill, richard, thank you very much, keep our 100% record going. we are back with more on a 8:56 is your time now. 76 degrees. it's going to feel like the middle of july today. more heat. when will we get relief.
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>> tom will have your forecast after the news. good morning. i'm eun yang. metro is getting high marks from the ntsb. metro is much safer than it was last year. she told the national oversight committee that they have also started work on more than a dozen ntsb recommendations that came in the wa of last june's deadly crash. don't be late if you take bre to work, otherwise, you could be leftbehind. the railway's ceo is telling "the washingtonost" that he's urging operators to leave stations on time even if they see riders running to cah the train because you should be on the p
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yoo good morning. the fog continues to dissipate. the temperatures climbs into the 70s.
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and we'll continue to climb io the 80s. mid-90s by late afternoon. now cooler. how's the traffic, ashley? >> still on and off the brakes. you'll still under speed but no problems in bethesda. ba
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we're back on a friday morning, it's the 24th stay of september, 2010. some canadian folks in town. this is actually a very big crowd. in the first couple of days of fall, toave these people here, a lot of them probably here because tamron hall is joining us this morning. >> this is my entire extended family, aren't they lovely? separated at birth. >> natalees o assignment, mr. roker joins us as well. and do you know who else is here? a lot of people have experienced the challenge of turning a nursery into a big kid's room. georgia is going to answer the wishes of a special young lady d transform her room into something she loves. it's fun. >> you go from that preteen
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thing. instead of changing just a room, how about moving into a new house. ouresident real estate guru barbara corcoran is here, from a four bedroom home in tennessee. really surpred at how far your dollars can go these days. >> and bobby brown will stop by. i remember the first time i wore lipstick in front of my dad, i think he feint and resurrected in front of me. we have got some advice on age appropriate makeup and some tips from the inside out. let's go inside, ann curry is standing by at the news desk. good morning once again to everybody. in the news this morning, hundreds of people have been forced from their homes because of flooding in wisconsin and
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minnesota. in wisconsin the national guard has been called in to help. the good news is that the rain should be easing "today." in colorado, a third big wildfire this month has burned least two buildings including a home. there are however no reports of any injuries and it's not clear yet how that fire started. a woman who hired two men to murder her husband and his stepson to collect on a life insurance policy was execud last night in virginia. teresa lewis was the first woman to be put to death in thenited states in five years and the first woman in virginia in almost a century. today the european union denounced as outrageous and unacceptable an assertion by iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad that forces within the united states government were behind the september 11 attacks. he made a speech on thursday before the u.n. general assembly. ahmadinejad said the 911 attacks
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were -- meantime sarah shourd spoke out this broadcast this morning about her ordeal and called again for iran to release fellow americanhane bauer and josh fattal. she was held in solitary confinement and was only allowed to see the other americans for about an hour a day. >> why whole day was centered around waiting for that moment because it was my only human contact, my only time and, you know, as the hours gw nearer to my time outside, i would pace the room, wringing my hands, often just like tears streaming down my face and seeing them was my only relief. and they're wonderful people. evy time i felt like i was really slipping away, they brought me ck, they're the reason, shane and josh are the reason that i'm able to sit here "toda today and advocate for them with
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all my strength. >> she hopes to meet with president ahmadinejad to talk about josh and shane's release. and a woman celebrated her 90th birthday this week by suiting up and jumping out of an airplane. the sky diving instructor -- thank goodness she looks happy. there she is. anyway.
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good morning. after some thick fog around earlier this morning, it's beginning to dissipate. there's a live view showing a bl sky over the haze. and it's going to feel more like july than certainly late september. right now we're climbing into the 70s. it's 76 in washinon. ought to get to the mid-90s by the afternoon. tomorrow, cooler with a northwest breeze, and on sunday, increasing clouds. might get a shower late in the day. a greater chance monday and and in "today's" real estate, homes across this country for sale for $220,000 or less, from a sleek town in wisconsin, we have got something for everyone. our rident brick house,
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barbara corcoran. >> nice introduction. >> first up we're going to go to ath, ohio it's about 20 miles from columbus, a the-bedroom home priceded at $189,000. >> it's near ohio university. you can tell a guy owns this house because it's all brown outside, and inside, only a man uld have a brown house. it's a hard to find moderate house. all the rooms are open and dern, clean modern lines define all the space, super high ceilings throughout all the rooms. there's also a very large lounge area on the second floor above this kitchen. beautiful modern kitchen,ice and clean and neat and seems approprte f a modern house. ere's that loft i was just referencing,t looks down on a beautiful backyard. the backyard is very, very pretty, with a nice deck, pretty
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enough nicely man cureded backyard, that's a good house for $289,000. >> and there's nice barn on the operty. does that add to the value of the property? >> some peopleill taket do down, you can sell that old wood. >> and in seattle, priced at 289,500. . seattle has the best educated population in america. it's unusual. it's got a character of its own. not only typically put in front of the house, but somehow it works. >> it almost looks more like a backyard than a front yard. >> there's that big, open living room, all the floors have been totally redone, i like the archways, i like the wood working, the wainscotting, that's the living room, but i would rather have too little furniture than too much turn
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your, and at least it's a big sunn room with big windows. yellow usually works, it doesn't work now. but it's got nice open cabinets. the back deck has plenty of room to sit, i like to see a few friends sitting on th long lonely bench. a beautiful view of downtown seattle and you can even see mt. rainier on a really sunny day. >> national, tennessee, a four-bedroom home, this one's also priced $299,900. >> what love about this house, the neighborhood does the mowing for you. it's just an arrangement they have for you. it's a traditional house in every way, a good starter home. what it has there is a nice living room. i can't find anything wrong. >> it's got a little bit too much furniture? >> a little bit too much. but at least you can look at
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that room and say i would be comfortable there. look at the kitchen. it's kind of an awkward layout, this kitchen, you could switch it around and put a big table in there. who's the guy that had to decorate that media room? he should be shot. you can tell a man had his hand in on this one. let's move on to a bter picture here, there's the backyard, the woman is back decorating, she bought those pink umbrellas, i'm sure. there you have a barbecue, with big trees so you don't even see your neighbors. >> you've been doing a little man bashing during this segment. >> you get me that way, al, you're making me angry about guys. i don't know why this has happened. >> let's try to get barbara a little calmehere before she goes home to her husband. let's go to austin, texas. $312,400. it's got two bedrooms. >> this is a town that young people like, in fact it's the
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youngest city in america, it's the live music capital that you st referenced. this house is actually a town home, but it's as close as you're going to get to having a town home that really feels like you're living in a single family home. i thought that tv was a wood bumping fireplace, but it's a tv. there's the kitchen as modern as the living room. all new appliances, stainless steel. nice cabinet try. this bedroom looks comfortabl the. >> this yard desperately needs someing.
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>> in redding, california, we have got a home at $31000. >> this is 100 miles from sacramento. it's been recently updated. there's a driveway that should definitely be steam cleaned, easy thing to do. the whe house looks great, but somehow that detracts from it. this is a house that's wide open, it's a great home for in fact an older couple who wants everything on one level. it's a tally one story house, all the doorways are oversized. you could wander around that house and not run into a thing, even in th dark. there's a kitchen, looks a little dad, actually it's a new kitchen, just their choice of cabinetries, a little on the dark side. e dining room is adjacent to the kitchen, you can see clear through to the living ro. nothing is on instrubstructing s in any part of the house. it's one of the most expensive parts of the nation, for
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$319,000 that's the best part of the house. and there's the backyard, look how big it is, this is a great house and a vagreat value. >> and no more man bashing. >> we're not going to talk about men ymore. and coming up next, transforming a baby room into a big girl room for one special young lady, we're going to tell you how you can d it in your own home. >> you know her best as the white house party crasher, controversial real housewives star michaela salahi is here. you don't want to miss that. and it didn't have to be between 9 and 5 -- whicdoesn't always work for me. the people at quicken ans really care. it was nice to being able to call them whenever i needed to answer questions. they were on it. they were on top of everything. quicken loans made everything super coenient and easy. so the fact that they cou work with my schedule was just wonderful. that's why i love quien loans! ♪ that's why i love quien loans! activia has delicious news for dessert lovers.
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but the premier of his new show, gege to the rescue, george transformed the room of one very special little girl. >> every once in a whilee're lucky enough to helput those in need, which is what brought me to coram, new york. i've come to rescue you. from the outside, they're the picture of a happy, healthy family. happy, yes. but healthy,o. their 3-year-old daughter katie suffers form a genetic disorder which causes tumors on her brain and spine. >> the tumors on her brain, in particular the one on her optic nerve has caused her to lose all of the vision in her left eye. >> we're trying to save the vision in the right eye, so prevent the tumor from moving into the right e, we're using chemotherapy to stabilize it. >> with most of their time and
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money spent on katy's treatnts and doctor visits, home improvement has gone by the wayside. >> she really wants it to be a girl's room. >> that's where i came in. what is your favorite thing in this room? >> pink, pink, pink. >> i think i know what color to start with. with the help of expert contractors and designers, we were able to give katie the big girl room of her dreams. >> thank you! thank you! >> and even throw in a surprise for two for mom and dad. >> it's a new house, it's a completely different place and better in every imaginable way. >> there really are no words to
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express how you feel when someone is giving you this gift, you kn, of time and effort and labor. >> i love my job. >> i imagine you do, george. good morning. >> good morning. >> how this works is pretty amazingecause these people send letters to you, you go through them a find one and you've been -- this is jus one of families you've been helping. >> thus far, we're starting our fifth rescue. it's all families like from yr own community, your own neighbors that something has happened to, whether their child is sic with cancer, or their husband has had a stroke, something out of their control. everybody buys a house and they're going to fix this and this and this, and all of a sudden home improvement is put to the wayside and you focus on your health or your family's health. >> and people donate all these goods and as you were just telling me, not sleep for a
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couple of months to get this work done. but you can actually get this done, in a room like katies, in three weeks? >> we have been doing these things in three to four weeks, so we can get to the next job. but it's really a team effort, our designers, they're working the late shift, the early shift. we put the families in hotels so they don't have to get disturbed by the construction. basically we're doing the home improvement things that they always wanted to do, but they can't do. they can't afford it or they don't have the time. >> this is an example of a good bed to choose if you want to move int sort of a big gi's bed? >> if your kids are growing up and they want to start changing their room, there's a lot of easy fixes you can do. there's a lot of neutral colors. ese are details, they're stickers. >> and you can take them off eventually. >> when she gets out of the flower stage and into the rock 'n roll stage, you can put some rock 'n roll posters up there.
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and your bedding, also, easy x, new bedding, adds color to the room and it will just chang the look of a room. >> and you talk about you like having a basic floor, a wood floor. >> im a huge fan of wood floors and throwing a rug down, and doing away with wall to wall carpeting. a wood floor, you can sweep it up, clean it up and then throw a rug down. >> easy to clean and when you want to change the room when she's a teenager, you always have that option. >> you can always put carpet over a wood floor, but i'm a big fan of a wood floor. you can change the look of a room by just changing out your curtain. i don't care how handy or unhandy you are, curtains you can change. >> let's talk about the closets. >> organization is the k in closets. laundry baskets, make sure you
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9:26 is your time. 86 degrees. it's warm and muggy. good moning. i'm eun yang. in the news this morning police are searching for a stolen car involved in a crime spree. they were chasing a car involved in a carjacking and robbery overnight. when one vehicle stopped, two suspects got out, fired shots at officers andan away. the police arrested them in the park in southeast washington. police are now looking for at least one other suspect who got away in the stolen car. they're looking for a burgundy 2004 toyota avalon with maryland tags 754 h 60 hv. we eekake a break now and have your weather and
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good morning. the fog dissipatng. temperatures now in the 70s we'll climb into the 90s by mid afternoon. this is the end of the heat wave. clouds around sunday into monday. might get a shower sunday afternoon into monday. how's the traffic. we' got an accident eastbound before 110, about fve or si cars piled up on that. it's going to slow things down to the tr. branch avenue still closed near randle circle due to a police investigation from a carjacking. another local news update in 25 minutes. for
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♪ you make me smile like the sun ♪ ♪ fall out of bed >> our two love birds, "today's" wedding couple melissa and jeremy reuniting at the airport after being in afghanistan for seven months, you can see he has returned and you've been picking out all the details from the ringso the dress and on thursday morning, he hasn't seen the dress, thank goodness for that, bad luck. this couple is going to be getting married live on our plaza. it's been easy to fall in love with that couple. and we have got a lot more coming up, we have got two great people sitting wh us, we have got lester and amy and what else? >> and melissa, bride-to-be may want to listen to a few wedding day tips. bobby brown is here with
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techniques to help you show that youthful glow. it's about feeling good inside because that's what you project outside. >>e try to limit dessert when it comes to our kids. this morning we have got three healthy recipes your kids can dive right into without all the guilt and basically mak a couple of switches to healthier ingredients, so it's the same stuff they love, just made a little bit differently. also coming up, i'm real excited because i have seen a movie it's called "mel's last dance." this is one of the bes movies i have over seen, it's about this young man who grew up in terrible poverty, because of great teachers became one of china's best ballet dancers and we got t when he got the chance to come to america and learn and get a scholarship, he faceded ed a re struggle because he had fallen in love and didn't want to
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leave. it was a very dramatic, dramatic story. theeal person that the movie portrays is here in our studio, so we're going to meet him this morning. also, we have got the two of you, as i mentioned earlier, and you have got a lot going on, lester. >> people thought we were ornaments but we're here for a reason >> i know you have had that problem all yourlife, but you've got a job to do this morning. >> we do want to tell you what's coming up this weekend on "today," we'll kick off education nation, with a look at education plaza. plus detroit has gone hollywood, find out why film and tv makers have found their new home and are turningotown into movie town. and then a 55-year-old man suffered severe burns to both of his hands in a 2006 fire, he is only the third double hd transplant in the country and he's going to tell us how he's doing live on our show. and the premiere of "snl," "saturday night live starts it's 36th year, can you believe it, this weekend. what can we expect from the not
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ready for prime time players? we'll have a preview right here on "today." before we get it's been a muggy morning. we've had quite a bit of fog. good morning. i'm tom kierein. looking to the west, we have increasing sunshine. temperatures right now into the 70s. and it will climb into the 80s in the next couple of hours. the end of the heat wave with cooler weather on saturday. we'll is have clouds if the morning and clearing. sunday, increasing clouds and
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highs, much cooler. only in the low 70s. might get a passing and of course, it's friday, that means we have to tell you about the biggest night of the week, sunday night, football night in america. that's right, this sun, rex ryan, takg his diet down to miami to the sun life stadium, 40% chance of showers as the jets taken the dolphins. this is a bigone,kids, temperatures 80 to 84 degrees. it's nothing if it's not sunday, footll night in america. ann? >> do you feel better. >> no, i hurt myself. i need a tss. while you heal, we'll be talking about beauty and we have got some beauty rules for the
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simple life lessons for your teens and 20s. >> we all ill feel like we're still there. >> you really identified a lot of your childhood with this book. >> right, right, because i think that i understand what they're going through, i know what it fes like to not think you're all that. it's too bad that they don't understand that they are that. >> when you get older, you'll see what we' talking about. when you look ck at those years, you're going to say what's wrong with me? my hair was actually okay. >> a lot of parents get a little afraid when you start talking
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about makeup. >> but wh teens, it's not like i'm telling 3-year-olds to wear makeup, even though they like to play with it. but these guys makeup is different for their personality. >> the lovely sky. >> she's 11. >> she loves makeup. i'm sure she would wear red lipstick if i would let her. so all we did is add a ltle bit of sparkly purple. sheer colors. >> and it keeps it whimsical and fun. >> it's not lik oh, my god, you look so much better afterwards. but it's fun. she's absolutely beautiful. she's a doll. >> and you want to focus on the beauty inside and out. >> it's the clothes you wear, it's your hair, it's how good your grades are in school, it's part of a big picture. >> and our next beautiful model leanna. she's a little older. >> yes. >> and you were able to do a little bit more experinting with her.
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>> she loves color. and i was able to do a little more col first. >> let's look at a before picture. >> beautiful before. >> beautiful and fresh. >> and how old are you again? >> 14. >> so she's older than 12. two years are a big difference. she's very sophisticateded. she wanted the eyeliner, we just popped on a little bit of pinky lip color and gloss. >> i have on black eyeliner and i thought thawas for grown women. >> i thought so before i started writing the book, but i realized girls like eyeliner. so it's better to show them how to do it. and she's sophisticated at 14. >> and she's got a little blurb on here as well. >> we started with concealer. no fodation. >> she's not too young for foundation? >> you know what? it's heredity. she wldn't be wearing it every day to school.
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>> chloe, who is -- how old are you, again? >> 12. >> and what bothers chloe is her eyebrows. so she did what many girls did, she tweezed them herself. >> is she toooung to tweez? >> she did it herself. there are no rules about when. it would have been better for her ander mom if she would have said i want toee someone and her mom brought her to someone. >> look at the difrence and it's not about doing, you know, a brow as i would on an adult, but it's just kind of filling it in so it looks like we haven't touched them. >> i wanto show her before picture. this is the oldest of our models. that's her before picture. >> this is the prom look, this is the dressed up look, that's why she's got sparkles, she's got shine. and for her, is really fun, she did a little bit of the
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white sparkly under the eyes. and you can apply the shadows with her fingers. >> how old are you again? >> 15. >> this is not her school look, by the way. and if she closes her eyes--pretty in pink. >> you look great. and once again, the book is beauty rules. up next themazing story of a chinese dancer who followed his passion to freedom in the u.s. right after this.
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dancer" and in august, it became the basis for a film. >> what's wrong? >> my father work very hard, have $50 one year. and you spe $500 one day. why you do this? >> li, good morning to you. you are the real person that this movie is made about and you grew up the sixth of seven sons in a peasant family, often starving. d it seemed as though a miracle at the age of 11 happened in your life. >> yes, it was a magical moment, really. i was discovered, how i was discovered to go to study ballet. ballet was absolutely nowhere near my life, we were starving, we were struggling from day to day and all of a sudden i was plucked from a peasant country
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life and says you're going to dance because you've got a good body and physical talent. >> and at first you actually hated ballet and then you met this teacher whose name was mr. shiou. he inspid you to not only love ballet, but to make you want to be one of the best that china had ever created. what did he say to you? what did he do? >> well, he was passionate about ballet and he empowered his ssion for dance on to me. and if he challenged us to become the best we could possibly become in what we did. so on a daily basis, he motivad us, challenged us, nurtured us and that was the turning point of my life. >> and then another turning point, another miracle. a man named ben stevenson from houston, hwas the artistic director, he comes to china and he decides to take you back on a
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scholarship to learn. and you fell in love, not just with america. >> that's the best part, i fell in love with american culture, american people, and also i fell in love with this beautiful girl who it was my first love and it was amazing toave the freedom to love somebody, to follow your heart strings. >> and you reazed when they wanted to send you back to china, thatou couldn't go and so you -- it gets very dramatic in the movie, what happened to your life, how difficu it was for you to stay in america, not being able to see your parents, to see your life all of this from the age of 11, this critical time in your life. on screen as we're now watching. how has that been for you? >> it was a struggle. there's no doubt about at. it was a hard struggle, but it's filled with passion and following my dreams and trying hardest to make my dreams come
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true and even though once i nearly lost my life at the chinese consulate when ias held against my will there. >> and nevertheless, you did persevere, the actor there, i think he does a fantastic job, his name is chi chow. >> he's actually the son of two of my former teachers from the beijing dance academy. >> how ironic. >> so bruce said do you have somebody to play you and he was the person, i said yes, i think he can dance like me, he so looks a bit like me too. >> well the movie is so inspiring, it is one of the best movies i have ever seen in my life. it makes you laugh and it makes you cry. the detroit news apparently agrees with me because it has written, grace, pason win out in "mao's last dancer." >> i'm so pleased the american people embrace this film.
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we have such a wonderful success at the american box office and the people resonated with my story, which i couldn't be happier. >> well, good, i hope that you continue to enjoy that great success. i know you're a motivional speaker now and as people see th movie, they'll see where you got it all. thank you so much for being with us this morning. and the film is called "mao's last dancer." some healthy desse
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good morning on "today's" kitchen, always a challenge trying to get kids to eat something healthy, but of course, kids love sweets, so hot chef kathy mccord, author of the website nutritious recipes for
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kids. >> your typical rice criy treats. >> these are brown rice crispy treats. we have got some brown sugar. you heat this for two mines and then you're going to pour it. >> so it gets rid othe marsh mellows, we're trying to get protein and carbohydrate healthy treats for kids from day one. instead of getting weighed down by the marsh mellows, they're gog to get energized. >> sun flower butter, a lot of schools are nut free. soun flower is a great alternative. >> if you'll act as the part of my son "today.. today. >> so easy a 4-year-old could do it. >> once it's totally combined into a lightly crease -- greased
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pan. >> you pat it down, this way you don't get peanut butter all over your couch. >> and then you let it cool and you cut it into these squares. >> you can do squares or balls, because kids like texture. >> those are great. >> home made graham crackers. >> for the mom that's scared of cooking, this is graham cracker home made dough, you make it in a food processor, g everything dumped in. >> and then you slam them on there. how long do you bake those for? >> you can bake them for about 15 to 20 minutes. i like to cook them on a pad so the bottom doesn't brown. >> these are brownies? >> i like to make them with ave and honey. by the way, eat the dough because there's no eggs.
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you've got all kinds of healthy sweet streets, the kids will enjoy, hopefully mom and dad will enjoy. >> coming up. >> a this f season, what would you pick for your flu vaccine? a shot in tharm? or a spray in the nose? i pick my nose. i pick my nose. i pick my se gracefully. flumist. it's the only flu vaccine that starts fighting where you usually catch it. in a study of kids 2 to 5 years of age, flumist cut the risk of tting the flu in half compared to the flu shot. i picked my nose.
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>> this is before you get to the roosevelt bridge and you're going to see the traffic is going to be getting by. but these are people who are stuck at the scene who can't get around the accident. they're taking everybody off to the right here. the road is actually closed behind it. there are big delays beginning in boston eastbound. heading out of the house, thinking about i-66. think again. you want to use arlington boulevard. the gorge washington parkway will get you beyond. his is 66 eastbound just before you get to the roosevelt bridge. the westbound lanes are unaffected by all of this. now with the forecast here's tom. >> thanks, jim. as we take look outside we have the sunshine breaking out and the fog dissipating. as we look at the forecast for the re of the day, it's going to be the last of the heat wave. we should be making it into the mid-90s but it should be turning less humid as the afternoon progresses and much ler humidity with cooler weather on saturday and a northwest breeze.
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on sunday, increasing clouds. might get a shower during the afternoon or evening. a gater chance, perhaps a likelihood on monday or tuesday of next week and we may dry out after that toward the end of the week. eun? >> thanks so much. 'll have the another news update for you in 25 minutes. for now, back to the "today" show after this short break.
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from nbc news, this is "today" withkathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hey, everybody. it is dry day, friday to you, september 24th. we have a special guest with us here today. real housewife of d.c. star michaelesalahi. welcome to the show. >> thank you for having me. this is so n. >> you had a big show last night, right? >> very big. >> a lot of drama. >> a lot of drama. >> it was entertaining. we talked about everything, the five women. >> do you pour a little wine, sit back and watch yourselves every week? what doyou do? >> we get the clip two days before. >> you get it in advance. >> we take it all in and last night we went to pome and had a viewing party. >> you deci if you like it and then invite friends. >> is it as close to what really
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happens? i mean, because weee obviously there is an editeversion we get to see. from what you experience, is this close to what the real deal is? >> yeah. it is a lot of fun. it is. the redskins, that was a blast. some of thehings you hear with the different wives, it is. they capture it. >> everywhere you go, crisis follows you. w is that? just the whole thingwith the -- with the redskinettes, whatever they're called,hey said you were never a cheerleader for redskins. >> i had cheered with them, paid dues for the last seven years, and they said, you know, michaele, to be honest, i wase because i didn't want my age to be known. so ethe redskins actually asked me to cheer and do the alumni. >> why does this keep happening?
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controversy after controversy. >> there are tons of housewives and everyone seems to -- when it comes to you, it is all the houwives say she's x, y and z. >> right. >> there was a lot of tension on the sofa when you were here with the oths. >> they think i'm anorexic, i'm not. i disclosed that. i have multiple sclerosis. >> which you just disclosed. >> which i did to get a jump on the media. i felt if i can help one person, you know, that has a mess like my mom carried me through, then i've dne the right thing. >> you discovered it when you were 28, right? >> right. in 1993. >> i diabedn't realize this boos already out. itis called "cirque du salahi." >> the media spun it. it continues to spin. it is ten months later. >> this is quite a sympathetic look at your lives. after everything you've been through, it must be like finally somebody is being nice to you, in a sense.
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what has your year been like in terms of the -- i didn't -- it has been less than a year since the infamous white house experience. >> right. >> it was in november of 2009. >> yeah, it certainly has been an adjustment. i've had to learn to get tough skin. i'm a sensitive erson. so i've learned to get strong and no -- you have to remember who you are. >> one of the complaints against you that i've heard repeatedly is they are cashing in on what they did. and one of the things, i mean, here is a -- >> yeah. >> a barbie doll. there are people who say you're making money off of this deal. >> not a dollar off of this and not a dollar. this is -- >> you had no editorial control over this. >> no editorial control. >> selling autographs on ebay and all that, that's not you? >> that's not for a dollar for us. >> you're not making any money off ofhis? >> if you see anything on ebay, i think ms there is a society nd a pr firm is doing something where you can purchase o
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signature and it goes to ms. not a dollar tos personally. >> you've got to be asking yourself, has it been worth it? what did you want to accomplish by doing the houseves show a are you sorry in a way now that you even subjected yourself to all of it? >> you know, i'm not still. >> you're not still? >> i love the real housewives. i think even if you admit it or not, everybody is watching it. and it is such a franchise. andy cohen, what he's built, and it highlights women, it highlights the nation's capital, and -- >> it is not getting the ratings that the other ones are, right? are you dippointed in that. >> it did in d.c. i think people are trying to think we're sort of boring in d.c. >> you're not boring. >> a lot of things, but i don't think anybody is calling you boring. >> right. well, kathie and i went to an event last night we wanto talk about a little bit. >> yesterday afternoon. >> yesterday afternoon. it was all the nbc execs, all the -- a lot of the nbc moing
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talent. >> rooftop garden thing, ggeous. >> then there was a woman named allison ghost. >> she's head of all of . >> she's pretty, adorable. >> she's beautiful. >> here is what she said to us, she watches our show, but she watches it on -- >> every day. >> but on mute. we know that we're on mute right now. so we would like to hold this up for allison. >> there you go, lison. ♪ word up >> she's going ahh in her office. we don't appreciate you muting us, all right? >> does she really? >> she does. we wonder if a lot of people mute us. we certainly hope not. >> nielsen doesn't care. the other day, i told the story of something that happened to me with the beautiful actress victoria principal. do we have that? she kathie, you have a
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beautiful body, but you lov cheese, don't you? >> what did that mean? >> i went, yes. you know, most women have a little problem with dairy, you know. and if you jt stop eating cheese, that will go away. >> that was -- >> and? >> i come home yesterday, you nev know what you're going to get in the mail. you got to be careful. this box arrives beautifully, beautifully wrapped. i open it up, it is like suede, you could make a dress out of it, you could make a sari out of that. i open it up and it is a note and it says, dear kathie lee, you sound very sexy when you are hoarse, fondly victoria principal. >> what is in there? >> cheese. the woman sent me cheese. >> i love her. i love her. >> i stopped dairy because it was king me lose my voice because of phlegm. you have a deeper voice too. i think that was the classiest thing in the world. so sexy. you got to love somebody that does that. and i guess she's, to our point here, you got to have sense of
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humor about things o you're going to want to end it all. i bet there have been times when you wand to end it all. >> right. that's crazy. >> tell us about those times. >> yeah, painful, youknow? >> what was the lowest time, the lowest point for you? >> i think faiinally coming out the other day, saying i have ms. >> they're estioning that now too, i bet, aren't they? >> they are. two days later there were rumors i was getting fired and i quit and i thought just let me get through this one thing of having to come open with it. >> i think now people come out with illnesses or whatever and it is not -- no one looks down on someone who comes out -- >> there is no stigma to it. >> why was it sch a secret that you wanted to wait? >> because we're just getting there. i don't think that america before, just now we're getting better about it, but there was a stigma. i remember being in a job where people would get fired for less and they would be eased out. i had the fear of seeing other
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people go a thinking, i'll be the next to go. i kept it a secret and no matter if my hand, i couldn't feel them or they went numb, i thought no way i'm letting th secret out, you know. >> it makes you vulnerable. they say, she's sick and they have pity and all that. >>t is that time of the program where we bring on our favorite person. bobbie thomas. you look beautiful as usual. >> she's unbelievable. >> we love her. >> what do we have? >> i am a member of the million mile club, not the mile high club. travel secrets. i was so excited to find this mini microsteamer. it is very affordable, from travel smart. it is so adorable. all of these are around the $20 price point. a mini electric toothbrush with a cover that comes that helps keep it sanitary. that's powdered mouthwash from super smile that you add water and rinse on the go. last but not least, if anything
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is goi to get my to work out it a fit kit as cute as a clutch. everything is in there. >> what is it? >> it is a jump rope, resistance bands, all of it. >> you can put that in your luggage. what are we going to do with the other 25 seconds? >> i don't know. >> let's talk about bobbie's love life. how is michael? how is he? >> can i tell you something -- >> cody wanted me to ask. >> i did meet michael. >> cute? >> adorable. >> i bet. >> he's adorable. >> this is an exclusive for everyone at home. >> maybe we won't rush through now. >> isn't she gorgeous. lucky, lucky. >> i love you ladies. all this informationor everyone at home back to the travel stuff is on all day blog on >> we gotto you. >> where's sara? >> for the record, i t michael as well and i love him. >> a lot of love for michael. >> we have a fan picture here, sabrina from georgia posted on facebook, she ran into klg the
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other day, kathie lee, and she posted it and said she was so glad toeet you >> i'm glad i didn't smack her around, like usually do with children. she was adorable. they were outside on the plaza. thanks, sara. up next, seth meyers ts down with two of "saturday night live's" biggest stars, hoda and me. we're back right after this. [ female announcer ] we're made to mix. first timers, old pros, heated rivals, you c't do the wave by yourself. and just like we mix and mingle, so do the delicious tastes and textures in every handful of chex mix. we're madeo mix.
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on monday, federal agents investigating the attempted times square bombing arrested pakistani borne u.s. citizen faisal shahzad, better known by his terrorist nickname, mohammad al cory feldman. >> oh, it does look like him. that iseth meyers, anchor of "saturday night live's" "weekend updates," reports as the show's head writer. >> called the thinking man's comic. seth is here with a preview of what's to come in the new season. >> i'm thinking i shouldn't be here. >> what are you doing? >> you invited me, i think that's great. >> we had nothing to do with it.
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>> that's true. okay, gotcha. >> we wanted you to feel welcome. >> i feel very welcome. you're good at maki me -- michaele salahi is not actually booked to be here today, she talked her way in. you guys are great. >> she did not crash the "today" show. >> no, she didn't. >> i'm sure youl see that she did. >> no i just did. >> yeah, yeah. >> i won't again. >> the new season is coming up. it is always such a thrill when you have new material, because whenever there is something that is big in the news and you -- it is like "snl" had so much fun with that. >> it is pulling teetif there is nothing going on. that's when you pull out kathie lee and hoda. >> you're always going on. it is great to be here in person because you guys are slightly less insane than we ma you seem like. >> you're the head writer. do you -- you don't write this particular -- >> i do not write this particular skch. i would be very proud to say it because i thi it is really funny. >> they are funny. >> who is playing miss hoda th year. hoda is concerned about -- is it
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ke keenan? >> i promise it won't be keenan. although, that looks pretty good. i would have said no, but thas pretty good. you guys mocked it up. >> hoda is willing to play hersel >> excellent. that's great. >> usually you have some big star coming on to host, but you have amy, who is a big star, but a member of the family. >> she is a member of the family. for the season premiere there is nothing better. part of the shows teaching the host how to do it and she knows better than anyone. >> is e really stuck up now that she's a big nbc sitcom star? >> she is so stuck up. >> she looks like the type that would forget where she came from. i could tell that about her. there is something pirickly abot her. >> what kind of hours do you have to put in? >> stay late. as the week gets later, we're there later and later because we have to do the show at 11:30 on saturday, no way to pu it. we'll be there until about 3:00 a.m.
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>> have you ever had in all these years, you've been doing it for ten, a night where every skit didn't work and you're stuck by the end of a friday night? that is like terror time. >> it is very -- there are times, i'll tell you the worst is when you think they're all going to work and you feel real confident on friday night and hen on sunday morning, you're like, wow, we read that one wrong. >> you do a full rehearsal right before with the fu -- with the family and friends. what does it feel like when there are some sketches that are at the bottom of the show that everyone loves and they g bumped up, what is it like when one of t favorite ones you fell in love with gets kicked to the curb. >> it is hard to argue that it is very funny when 300 people are collectively saying no. >> do they vote afterwards? >> they vote with their silence. >> with their silence. >> yeah, yeah, the deafening silence. >> it is deafeng. >> do you have nightmares about it? >> i do. >> anxiety nightmares. >> we talk about having stress dreams on "saturday night live." more often than not, it is you forget your lines.
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>> what about the crazy rock stars. we'll have vince neill coming on in a few minutes. they can be crazy. >> they are crazy. the nice thing about "saturday night live" and how long it has beenon television, when people show up there, they understand what they're going to be asked to do. most people, i think, think it is an honer. >> even the crazy people are professional and get the job done. >> there are a fair amount of crazy people that work there as well. >> that was the point i was going to end on. >> not me. >> nice to meet you. >> it is great to meet you too. i want to talk to the people who write the sketch and explain that they're right on target. >> what? do you see us with a cocktail? >> no. >> i feel like you had me on early on purpose. >> okay, all ghty. we can expect more of the same. >> uslly you have wine and then today you had cheese. >> we're mixing it up. >> nice to see you. all the best for the new season. >> you can catch the 36th season of "saturday night live" tomorrow night right here on c. up next, sex, drugs and rock and roll. we're not talking about hoda's
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he's the one you ca dr. feelgood ♪ after three decades fronting the hard roc band motley crue, vince neil is filly ready to tell his side of the story. what a story it is. >> nokidding. from booze and babes to drugs and death, vince's new book "tattoos & tequila" is a really revealing tell-all. >> it is. i read most of this book and you're very norm acting, doesn't seem like it affected your brain too desperately, all the drugs and the craziness. why do you think you're the chosen one, you're one of the lucky ones that is still here? >> it was crazy.
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with the alcohol and the drugs and, you know, it was very suicidal for a long time when my daughter passedaway. >> cancer. >> i could have went anywhere, car wrecks, you know, it would have -- it could have done me in. >> why did you decide to put it all out there now? >> well, you know, i haven't really had a voice, you know, in a long time. there is a lot of misconceptions i think about me and the only thing that anybody has really ever read about me was in the dirt, which is a book put out about ten years ago. >> you really didn't say much in that, did you? >> no, i tched on subjects, me growing up and when my daughter passed away and tragedies and things, but i didn't really get into detls. this is what i really wanted to get the things t there. >> the other guys from the band did not participate in this book, except one. >> nicky did. >> why did the other gys not want to be part of it? >> i don't know. >> you don't see them obviously very much, right? >> we don't live in the same state. i live in las vegas and they live in l.a. >> we he talk about everybody getting back together again. you don'see that happening. >> we have been on tour. >> yeah, but i mean again, now.
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after this book? >> yeah, we actually have -- i'm going to see them on sunday, i believe rehearse wth them, we have a show in mobile, alabama, on the 1st. we have been o tour, with crue fest in '08 and last year was crue fest 2 and then 30 year anniversary concerts, crue fest 3 next year. >> tell us about the beef with sharon osborne. what do you see when you see her on "america's got talent"? >> what i wrote in the book, t only thing i've dealt with her in 1984, that was 26 years ago. >> you were on the road with ozzy. >> and she wasn't very nice to us. >> because you guys were bad boys and s was trying to protect her husband,right? >> well, you know, we were never really on the road yet. that was our first concert, our first tour. we weren't -- we wre just bad guys i l.a. >> she banned everything, right? >> yeah. we called it the no fun tour.
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so through the eyes of me at 23 for the rst time really on the road, i didn't like her. >> why go on the road if you can't have the babes, can't have the -- >> why slam her now? that was so many years ago, like who cares? >> i was telling the story about our first tour. and i think she took it really too personally. because it was just my impression of her a long time ago. >> we want to thank you. it is really a riveting read. and i'm glad you cleaned up your act a little so you'll be on the earth a lot longer. >> thank you very much. [ male annouer ] grandsbiscuits. now we're home. [ male announcer ] it's just not home without 'em. and these are the ones you'll love on a tuesday. pillsbury crescent dogs, with just a few ingredients, you have an easy to make dinne they're crescents for the other 3. try them tonight.
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we're back on this friday, wi the "ambush makeovers" and the final results. >> today"today's" louis licari jill martin have been hard at work. time for the curtain to rise. it is a beautiful day. >> easy day. so many women to pick from. the problem was there were so many women to pick from, we didn't know who to pick, but we found two great makeovers. >> one of them isiss sue gordon, 50 years old from indianapolis, indiana. she's been married to her husband greg for 18 years and they have two ki together. she's never colored her hair before and she's been growing her hair out for one year. so she jumped at the opportunity for a brand-new look. t's take a listen to her sty. >> i love this. sue came all the way from
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indianapolis just to get this. so why is this so important to you? >> well, i really need a more professional look. >> and you told me you just turned 50. >> i did. and so i just -- i ne to just get this -- iant to donate my hair. >> so nice. >> and so i want a more professional cut and look. >> okay. and i know your husband greg you said, will be very excited about this. >> he will. it is going to be a new woman coming home. >> greg, we'll take care of you. you ready to go? >> i am. >> all right. she's still talking. so sue is joined by her two friends, sharyl and julie who have their blindfolds on. keep your bndfolds on. all right, here is sue before. all right, sue, let's see the new you. all righty, ready? are you ready, sharyl and julie? take off your blindfolds. >> oh, my gosh!
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>> she looks great. >> you're a professional woman. >> are you readyto see yourself? >> i am. >> sue, turn around. >> oh, my gosh! >> i think she likes it. look at the shine on her hair, hoda. >> look at the split screen. louis, tell us about the hair. at 50, it is time to lighten andbrighten. that's what we did here. and i -- if you notice i painted a few highlights around the face. she has a great bob. she blew it dry. she can wear it straight, she can wear it anyway you want. it is so easy to do and the shimmer of lipstick, which is the trend for this coming season. >> it is amazing. didn't we just do a survey the other day that said the sexiest men in the whole country
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are found in indianapolis? >> they are. >> greg, do y see me? >> she's donating her hair, by the way. >> that's awesome. and that outfit is very nice, very professional, jill. >> sheanted a professional look. there is jeans day. so people say how do you dress up jeans? this is a great blazer from talbots you can wear throughout the fall and winter. >> what do you think? >> oh, my gosh. she looks suer. >> i love it. big round of applause for sue. go over to your friends. >> our second lady is rebecca chodis, married to dan for two and a half years and they have a 5-month-old, leah. since leah was born she hasn't had anymore any time to pamper herself because she's in pampers with the baby so her husband wanted someone to take care of her for a change. she's here with her husband and their gorgeous daughter leah. let's listen to their story. >> leah doesn't need a makeover but found her in the crowd
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with mommy behind her. i know you want this for your wife. tell us why. >> we're here for a rehearsal dinner and a wedding this weekend. it works out perfectly and a little treat for rebecca doesn't go unnoticed either. >> she's a great mother and wife, i assume. >> amazing. >> we're going to give you three hours of pampering. a you ready for that? >> absolutely. >> dan has his blindfold on. look at the baby! she's got a little ralph lauren polo littl shirt on. >> so cute. >> here is another look at rebecca before. and n let's bring out rebecca chodis! >> wow. >> where are you going darling? >> right here. hold on, hold on. >> take it off. >> wow! >> leah, what do youthink of mommy? leah loves it. >> turn around. >> oh, my gosh.
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i've never had my hair colored beore so -- >> you look like leah remini or something, just beautiful. >> gorgeous. >> going lighter isn't always the answer. with beautiful skin like th you want to show it off. the wa to show it off is by adding darker hair. this is a semipermanent color, which is perfect for this time of her life when she's pregnant because it will gradually wear away. you won't have roots, you do it when you want to not because you have to. there is a soft angle around your face done by lena. she looks fantastic. could be worn curly or straight. >> look at dan. >> look at dan. >> he loves it. jill, iove her outfit. >> everything goes gorgeous with leah. this is michael kors, a great way to wear animal print. do you like the skirt? she loves the michael kors skirt, ailable at macy's. this is the good way to dress up a button down, a fitted button down by talbots. >> a turtleneck as you get colder, darling. >> and gorgeous with that skirt. >> come out and join.
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[ male announcer ] bisquick. pancake lovers unite. all right, we're back with more of "today." if you just tuned in, "real housewives of d.c. store" michaele salahi is helping us out today. >> thank you. >> ever wish you had an expert to turn to do help you out of an awkward situation?
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well, you got it. >> you got it. >> ever thought you would love to have an expert -- >> i need them all the time. >> want to get away? phil gowanus writes "the social qs" column for "the new york tim times" and harriette cole is here. michaele, first awkward situation question. >> my boss fired me to give his mistress my job. should i tell his wife who is a good friend or should i let him hang himself to get caught on his own? >> okay, that sounds loaded with issues. >> hang on, hang on. this i how i see it. if you weren't going to tell the wife about the affair before you got fired, then don't tell her after because you're not trying to help a friend, you're going for revenge. that's never a good thing. >> like you have never done that. >> i do it all the time. but the thing is, but the thing s i think if you want your job back, go talk to your ss' boss or someone who can help you. you're entitled to that. don't tell the poor wife.
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>> i doubt e'll get the job back anyway, however a lawsuit could happen. we're not talking about lawsuits now. i think that she should keep her mouth shut about it because unless she has proof, i mean, real proof, like private investigator proof, it is plgossip. >> what's the up side? >> question numero dos. how to you manage a pathological liar at office? this person lies about everything, even when it does serve any purpose and just makes the team mad. we all know you're lying, hello. what do you do about something like that? >> i think in this instance the best thing you can do is document everything. you can't prove that a liar is a liar often. even if the person is crazy lying all the me, let that person do what he or she is doing, write down, this is what i've done for my work, this is what is happening in the office, you can prove what the trth is. >> i like to disagree with harriette every once in a while.
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i think when people lie a lot, it isbecause they don't feel good about themselves. they don't think the truth is good enough or they don't think they're fasonable or enough or good enough. they're trying to make themselves feel better. maybe i get the vibe this lady wants to just like call this woman out. i think then you're going to get, like a real housewives scene but won't make anything prettier at the office. >> they're saying they all feel that way, philip. could theyogether go to the woman and say we all know you're doing ts and it is not helping. could they do it in a nice way? >> like we really like you, we really like you the way you are, no need to exaggerate. >> maybe she needs a hug. >> group hug. >> butou should still document the truth. >> question number three, you take it. >> i've got three. all right. i've got it. here we go. my dahter moved out and my brother moved in. brother doesn't pay rent like he used to or is supposed to. daughter got pregnant, moved back home with the boyfrid.
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now i want the brother to move out because we need the room, but he shows no signs of budging. help! >> what do you do when you've got a family member that won't get out. >> you've go to sit down and tell them what you want them to do. this is not leona helmsley running a hotel. she can expect peop to read her mind either. you got to say, loved having you, but my daughter needs to move back in. maybe this mother needs to set some boundaries for herself because it sounds like everyone is taking advantage of her. >> she needs to set the boundries before erybody moves in. bounries, rules, and if you don't follow the rules, you get put out. if you need help getting the person put out, you get help. >> kathie lee said the most important thing which is -- >> what? >> which is sometimes you've got to have that fi seconds of awkwardns to make life so much better. >> you need house rules. >> so u can avoid it.
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okay, you heard about a breakup meal. a makeup meal. the meal we're making today is a breakup eal, combining humor and recipes, cooking up a storm and three-inch cherry stilettos is you. >> nadia g. is in the house, host of the cooking channel's "bitchin' kitchen," are we allowed to say it? >> i guess so. >> what are we whipping up here? >> kathie and hoda and michaele, we're cooing a breakup meal you want to leave them with a good taste in their mouth. it is important. >> why? >> it depends how big a jerk he's been. >> there is an old italian saying that goes revenge is a
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dish best served on youtube. you want to be nice. >> youtube. >> leave with a good taste in their mouth. >> how do we do that? >> first rule of abreakup meal, keep it friendly, nothing friendlier than a burger, nice, light salad, not giving them the wrong impression. >> how cld you even bite into that thing? >> you just g to do it. >> hoda could do it. >> careful! >> for us mere mortals -- >> would you put that down? don't even. >> i'm just saying. >> the piece deresistance is the peanut butter fritters. >> you're going to an awful lot of trouble for a jerk. >> whave dry ingredients, two ku cups of flour, baking soda and salt -- >> where are you from, by the way? >> montreal. my parents are fm italy. so it is a bit of a english, french, you name it. here we have our wet ingredients, banana, peanut butter, one egg, some milk.
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want toelp me out, kathie lee? you can mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. >> okay. >> and just keep going until it is all combined. >> okay. >> together, this is the combination right here? >> this is the stuff that is already done. what we're going to do is take a nice tablespoon of that. i think you can help. >> delicately spoon it into the oil. >> okay. >> we got 350 degree oil here. we're going to fry them for about four minutes. >> nadia, what kind of oil? >> canola, peanut oil, whatever can work at a high temperature. >> and maybe dump some more in there. >> this is like cooking because i've never cooked. >> this is cooking, exactly. >> have you everbitten into something like this? >> never. >> you and i,e're going to make the chocolate sae. >> okay. we're making the chocolate sauce. >> we're making the chocolate sauce. we have half a cup of chocolate chunk >>pay attention down here. she's making something. >> half a cup of dark chocolate. half a cup of heavy cream. >> okay. >> hoda, if you can stir this
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until it melts. this is the secret weapon in a breakup meal. i'll tell you why. chocolate produces happy chemical serotonin in the brain so it makes them more relaxed when you pull out that whole -- it is not me it's you talk. let's go to the fun part, back here. >> kathie, you're done. >> i can't. i've got a job to do. >> you're done. okay. here we got our fritters alrea made. >> look at these. >> look how gorgus these look. >> i like this. >> we'll have fun with this. this is a breakup meal. if they haven't gotten the message yet, they're sure going to get it now because we're going to spell it out loud and clear with our chocolate sauce. >> that is just unkind, naia g. buh bye. >> this is how we roll. >> caio. >> that's fantasc. >> i'll try one of these. >> thank you very, very much. >> i still think it is weird, but you're adorable. absolutely. we'll be back with moref "today" on nbc.
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we want to thank michaele for helping us out today. hope youad a good time. >> i had a blast. thank you. >> thanks, everybody. have an awesome weekend. >> we have phil collins next week, toby keith, rosy perez. >> and somebody is getng married here next week. >> who? >> you aren't. but we're working on it. anyway, have a great, great weekend,everybody. what are you and tariq doing this weekend? >> we're going to wine country, getting it reopened and going shoe shopping. i hear you have the hottest shoes. >> are you posing for "playboy" or t? >> what should i do? i'm soxcited about that. >> don't do it. don't do it. no, no. ♪ llo, hello baby
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i can't hear a thing ♪ >> somebody got the short end of that stick. >> i was 104 when i got married. >> look what you could have. >> the old oft person est perso "today" show besides willard scott. >> her breasts have morphed too into melons. >> is it cozy? >> still has the stache. >> do you like it? >> we're not sure. >> america, i love you, and i love the women of it. >> hot off the presses. >>ow adorable? >> a mlion dollar quartet. she keeps going and going. why do we wear gloves every time you're here? >> you're good. >> your happy hour, hoda, became a musical. ♪ wave your hands in the air like you don't care ♪ >> shakira. oh, my. just listen to my own. >> oh, my gosh! >> wow! >> leah, what do you think of mommy?
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