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making his case, president obama closes the democratic national convention with an impassioned speech, defending his first term and asking voters for four more years. >> the path we offer may be harder but it leads to a better place, and i'm asking you to choose that future. >> but will this morning's jobs numbers speak louder than words. party over. new video this morning showing prince harry on a new mission to afghanistan. a far cry from that notorious trip to las vegas. we're there live. the embrace. chris brown and rihanna share a moment at the mtv music awards.
that and miley's surprising new look have a lot of people talking today, friday, look have a lot of people talking today, friday, september 7th 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television good morning. welcome to today, friday morning, i'm mauer. >> gd morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> you were up late. great job in charlotte. it lasted late last night. >> we lappeded about 2:30 a.m. i guess forgive me if i make no sense whatsoever today. >> got an a plane and got back to the show. >> a little foggy. >> speaking of no rest, president obama hitting the campaign trail right away today, new hampshire on the heels of his speech last night. the president made it pretty clear how the campaign sees this. the choice facing voters comes
down to two different visions for the future. >> he acknowledged some failings during his first term while arguing he rescued the economy from disaster but the president says he still needs more time to turn things completely around. we're going to have more on his speech and talk to jim cramer this morning about how this morning's job report could impact the race for the presidency straight ahead. also a case we've been following for years, former police officer drew peterson facing up to 60 years behind bars after he was convicted of murdering his third wife. this morning her sister speaks out about that verdict in an exclusive interview. >> still questions about the disappearance of his fourth wife. imagine if everything you knew changed, your life turned completely upside down. two young women that grew up in amish communities and recently made the difficult decision to leave their simple lives for life in new york city. they are going to share their
stories coming up. all right. we want to begin with the presidential race and president obama's acceptance speech to close out the democratic national convention. nbc's chuck todd our political director and white house correspondent is in charlotte this morning. chuck, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. they acknowledged it wasn't his most poetic speech, not on par with previous convention speeches and maybe not the best convention speech of the week, a distinction michelle obama or president clinton could make. because of realities, the president decided that had to trump soaring rhetoric. >> madam chairwoman, delegates, i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> reporter: facing the political fight of his life, the 44th president of the united states made the case for his re-election, asking americans to stick with him for another four years despite tough economic times. >> our problems can be solved, our challenges can be met.
the path we offer may be harder but it leads to a better place, and i'm asking you to choose that future. >> reporter: four years later the president felt he had to appeal to voters exhausted by the tone of american politics. >> i know campaigns may seem small, even sill sly sometimes. trivial things become big attractions. if you're sick of me approving this message, believe me, so am i. >> reporter: but obama pulled no punches when it came to his republican rival. his references to opponent turned him into a punch line. >> my opponent is new to foreign policy. you may not be ready if you can't visit the olympics without insulting our closest ally. if you can't afford to start a business or go to college, take my opponent's advice and borrow
money from your parents. >> reporter: lacking rhetoric of 2004 and 2008 he used this speech to frame the word choice using the word choice or choose more than 20 times. >> the choice you face won't just be between two candidates or two parties, it will be a choice between two different paths for america, a choice between two fundamentally different advices for the future. >> for dissolution the president tried to define hope and change, hoping to redefine his base, particularly young voters. >> the election four years ago wasn't about me. it was about you. my fellow citizens, you were the change. you're the reason a young immigrant who grew up here and went to school here and pledged allegiance to our flag will no longer be deported from the only country she's ever called home. why selfless soldiers won't be kicked out of the military because of who they are or who they love.
>> reporter: beyond the president's speech, the convention's most powerful mom came earlier thursday. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america. >> reporter: there was not a dry eye in the house as former arizona congresswoman gabby giffords recited the pledge of allegiance. >> in divisible, liberty and justice for all. >> reporter: the obamas and bidening traveled together to new hampshire. they do a rally together there, then iowa, a rally together there. then split up, ohio for biden, florida for the president. by the way, mitt romney will also be in iowa and new hampshire. >> chuck todd, thank you very much. joe scarborough, the host of morning joe on nbc. he's in charlotte. good morning to you. >> good morning. i'm in charlotte and i'm in a
bar. >> so situation normal, nothing different for you, joe. let's talk about that speech last night. obviously obama landed on the political scene in 2004, four years ago saw him in denver going strong. yesterday we saw a different approach, not the soaring oratory, given the democrats' past-of- inspiring enthusiasm among voters. did he deliver? >> he certainly delivered in the convention hall, excited his base. did we see anything new from barack obama, any proposals with a mandate going forward? no. as we said before hand, as jeff greenfield said before on the set, they weren't swinging for the fences. michelle obama, bill clinton set this president up well. they believe they were going to believe mitt romney this fall, so they decided they didn't have to take a lot of chances. the president didn't take a lot of chances but he did what he
needed to do. if this is going to be an election, much like 2004, where you had a president below 50%, george w. bush and they inspired their base. i think if you just look at it through that lens, the president did exactly what he needed to do last night. >> you obviously were in charlotte all week, tampa the week before. pound for pound, speech for speech, make a call, who had the better convention and who the most riding on it? >> good lord, pound for pound, round for round, this wasn't aly versus frasier it was muhammed ali versus wepner. you could tell from the first night when michelle obama came up there and gave a remarkable speech, one of the best speeches i've heard from a first lady that this was going to be a convention that was focused on explaining why barack obama made a difference. between michelle obama and bill clinton, joe widen gave a great speech last night. they all hit home runs, they all
hit it out of the park where you had a republican convention that was trying to figure out how to love mitt romney. it really was problematic for a convention in tampa that just wasn't excited about their nominee. you felt that in tampa but here in charlotte you certainly from the first day felt the love for their nominee. >> joe scarborough in a bar in charlotte, i'm going to pretend i got that chuck wepner reference. >> look that up. thank you, savannah. >> mitt romney will be david gregory's exclusive guest sunday on "meet the press." 7:09. >> scott wepner, bayonne bleeder. that's a good reference. to the jobs report, impact the race, dow closed 1392 thursday. that's the highest closing mark since december 2007. jim cramer, the host of cnbc's mad money, good to see you.
not only the dow up in record territory, the nasdaq hitting the highest mark since 2000, s&p 500, the highest since 2008, why the party atmosphere. >> we're seeing much better numbers from most of the companies we deal with, particularly companies based in america. it's really positive. the earnings are good. >> we're going to look at some jobs numbers this morning. we should mention the president had those numbers last night when he took to the podium, he knows what's coming. what are you expecting? >> he has a poker face. he didn't seem to tip the number will be that great. a little better than expected, not much more. >> better than expected, a lot of people predicting 135,000 jobs created, unemployment sticking at 8.3%. is that what you see? >> maybe 10,000 more than that. we got some encourages numbers. but nothing that moves the needle on unemployment. >> writes the strength in the job mark, where are the weaknesses. >> really only strength oil and gas, particularly oil. we're finding it places we didn't have it.
>> these are going to be the august job numbers. we're going to get september and october and octobers just a couple days before voters head to the polls in november. do you remember a time where data like this has had such an amazing effect or will have such a big effect on the political situation. >> no. this is it. this is the highest jobless rate. we've got a terrible percentage. remember, 2007 period we had pretty good unemployment numbers. we don't have that kind of percentage now. >> some of the analysts i've been reading have said no matter who is president over the next four years, the economy will add about 12 million jobs just because of the cycle it's in. are you on board with that? >> i kind of am. i've got to tell you we haven't built much in this country in the last four or five years. no big buildings, not a lot of houses. we have a lot of pentup demand in autos and exports. it's not such a bad moment. >> jim cramer, jim, always good to have you here. thank you very much. can you watch mad money, 6:00
and 11:00 eastern time on cnbc. 11 after the hour, here is savannah. >> thanks, matt. another story we're following prince harry's did he loimt to afghanistan. a four-month stint there flying apache attack capitolers. in cable afghanistan, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. he's known as captain harry wales by the army. he's here for a start of a four-month deployment. he's looking quite relaxed as he was inspecting apache helicopters where he'll be a gunner in charge of the arsenal as he fights the insurgency. a royal entrance into a a war zone as prince harry arrives in helmand province, afghanistan, for his second time in the country. >> a welcome to the squad ran and captain wales. >> reporter: his deployment may be a surprise to us but may explain why he let his hair down and took his clothes off in las
vegas last month. >> i think he was in vegas because he knew he was going to be deployed, he was letting off steam, probably a little too much. >> reporter: harry will deal with a different time of steam in helmand, no longer king of the pool parties but flying apaeches in the province providing air cover for military missions. >> working with colleagues in the squadron, a difficult and demanding job. i ask he be left to get on with his duties and allow him to focus and deliver support to the coalition troops on the ground. >> reporter: stationed at one of the largest nato bases in the country he won't be far from his former base. his 2008 deployment was kept a secret by the army for fear he would become a taliban target but his mission was cut short when an australian gossip magazine leaked pictures of the prince in combat. harry has been itching to get back every since. will his vegas antics put him in
the outs with his military mates. >> there's no question the army would be disappointed with the publicity surrounding prince harry's antics in las vegas. the truth is he's a dam good apache pilot, one of the best in his squad. >> reporter: as he returns to military fat eagles his charity work will be put on hold for now as he serves in the most important role in his life as a british soldier not a prince. those vegas pictures may have gotten him in trouble with the palace but he has dozens of fans waiting for him in helmand. in the past two weeks pictures surfacing on the web saluting the prince and stripping down. so there are a lot of people looking forward to seeing him, savannah. >> all right, in kabul this morning, thank you. >>. 7:14, here is matt. >> officials at yosemite national mark extending an alert on the virus after a number of
confirmed cases grew to eight and a third death was reported. janet shamlian in yosemite, good morning to you. >> health alerts have gone out international internationally on this for the past couple of months yosemite had outbreak all over the world. cdc said originally thousands were exposed, could be higher. takes weeks to develop. the number of cases is certain to arrive. >> hi there. welcome to yosemite. >> california's yosemite national bark is known for its majestic peaks, waterfalls, this summer a deadly outbreak. along with a map of the park, park rangers are handing out information about rodents and their droppings.
>> we've upped our education and outreach in the last few weeks. >> posted in the popular cap inside with 91 camping tents after finding deer mice inside the walls. >> there's a lot of outbreaks occurring now because we're at the end of summer. it's the time of year people are outside on vacation, coming in contact with infected rodents. >> reporter: hanta can mimic flu and take weeks to appear. >> chills and fever, nausea and that progressed eventually to a pulmonary infection that can be quite dangerous. >> reporter: because yosemite attracts people from around the world, the threat has spread quickly. health officials in fra are now investigating two possible hanta virus cases linked to yosemite. the hanta virus isn't the only disease concerning health officials. this 7 yearly is recovering from a disease also spread by
rodents, one that was supposed to be wifd ped out centuries ag bubonic plague. >> the war is far from over. >> reporter: elsewhere, cases of the deadly west nile virus have surfaced in more than 38 states. >> one in 18 cases confirmed, seven died. >> reporter: more than 1900 sickened, 87 have died this year so far from the west nile virus. experts say the best way to prevent the disease is to avoid mosquito bites. >> common sense. make sure when you're outside, especially at dusk and dawn, you wear insect repellant, you spray over clothes because mosquitoes bite through thin layers. >> reporter: and back here at yosemite, the 91 cabins where most of the cases originated have been closed indefinitely. park rangers handing out warning flyers to people coming to the park. a lot of people aren't coming. there were a number of
cancellations over labor day. >> janet, sorry to interrupt you. thank you very much. let's get a check of the day's other top stories. natalie is off, tamron hall at the news desk. >> good morning, everyone. the fbi investigating the motive behind a plain location has forced a us airways flight to turn around midair and head back to the airport. pete williams is in washington this week. good morning, pete. >> reporter: tamron, good morning. a passenger aboard that us airways flight in pennsylvania to see a family in texas is at the center of all this. the fbi said he was a completely innocent victim unaware of what was in store. christopher shell of philadelphia intended thursday to be a celebration of his birthday. instead he was twice taken into custody by police at two different airports in handcuffs. he had just settled in for a morning us airways flight to dallas when he posted this on his facebook page, quote, we
just spent a half hour in the air onto be notified the plane has technical difficulties and have to fly back. >> going back to texas for his birthday. the company he worked for was paying for him to go back. said he had broke up with his girlfriend. >> reporter: moments later a stunned christopher shell was escorted off the plane, investigation of explosives, a phoned in tip. nothing was found. he was the victim. >> all indications are this was a hoax and a pretty nasty trick was played on a passenger. >> reporter: investigators say anonymous airport caller told police shell was carrying liquid explosives on the way to texas. late yesterday the fbi questioned the former girlfriend and new boyfriend investigating whether the hoax call was an act of revenge for the dispute. federal officials said it was no joke causing tens of thousands in jet fuel, law enforcement
response and passenger inconvenience. but christopher shell's day of adventure wasn't over. officials were waiting arresting him on offenses in texas. it had nothing to do with the hoax. they do know who called in the phony tip and whoever did it will face federal charges. they want to make clear such hoaxes won't be tolerated. >> thank you very much. women who possess genes that make them more susceptible to breast cancer have a higher risk of get the disease if they have mammograms at a young age. researchers found women exposed to chest radiation in their 20s had a 43% increased risk. now to disturbing dash-cam video of an officer in maryland pulling someone over on the highway and narrowly escaping with his life. a semi came rolling by at high
speeds. the officer is alive. i've got to warn you the video is quite startling. >> westbound -- stay in the car. stay in the car. stay in your car. >> the officer was seriously injured. doctors say he may not be able to return to work nor move his right arm again. it's become a familiar sight in the eyes above arizona a cloud known as a haboob, the storm was 2500 feet tall and stretched from 30 miles. it is now 7:21 back to matt and savannah. i know that weather but i was thinking about that officer, your heart has to go out to him and his family. hopefully he can recover and have a good life. >> he had the presence of mind,
gets on the radio, tells him to stay in the car, kept thinking clearly through the whole thing. that dust storm, a big haboob. >> i'm going to leave that alone. it in at home. enjoy yourselves. anyway, look at the jacksonville beach. this is just gorgeous. but we're going to start to see wave heights increase and riptide problems. why? because of hurricane leslie. it's 415 miles south, southeast of bermuda. it's going to mack its way north, going to the east of bermuda but it is causing rip current rifts from miami all the way up to new england. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> storm team 4 meteorologist here. we could see strong rip currents
along our beaches as well. but for today sunshine. it's 72 degrees right now. just a few clouds we'll have come through our area. expect more heat with more sunshine. 87-91 degrees today. it is still going to be a little on the humid side but a front with some strong storms weather. matt. >> still ahead drew peterson convicted of murdering his third wife and now facing up to 60 years behind bars. his former sister-in-law reacts to that verdict in an exclusive interview but first this is "today" on nbc. [ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient. this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office.
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awards after your local news. good morning, it's 7:6 on this friday, september 7th. my high school players are reportedly off the football team after an incident involving prostitutes. "the washington post" reports this happened during a team trip to north carolina. two players have since withdrawn from the school, two are being recommended for expulsion and one has a disciplinary hearing today. let's check in for a look at the first 4 traffic. >> a couple problems southbound. 6th street, the right lane is blocked and you cannot exit of a 6th street.
good morning, everybody. happy friday. look at all that sunshine across the area. the area. our i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. mitt romney's position on women's health...it's dangerous. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him take away our choices... to take away basic health care.
vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest. i don't think that women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades. >> that's one of the women featured in a new reality show about a group of amish and mennonite adults that leave their community and come to the big apple, a story that came to some trouble when they were exposed to the modern world. we'll talk to two of them ahead. friday morning, september 7, 2012. i'm savannah guthrie alongside matt lauer. labor day is ahead of us, entering the fall season. we've got the best places to vacation during the fall, the hottest fashion trends of the season and much more. >> summer is over.
we're worried about the next vacation. i like that. >> moving on. >> speaking of fashion, some interesting looks on display at last night's mtv music award from miley cyrus to rihanna who shared an embrace with chris brown. >> we want to begin with drew peterson convicted of murdering his third wife kathleen savio. we'll talk to his sister-in-law. first kevin tibbles. >> it's as if drew peterson never met a camera he didn't like. with his third wife dead and fourth wife missing, he always played the jokester. while this morning his television days are over, drew peterson awakens a convicted murder. it took the jury 13 hours to find the flamboyant bolingbrook police officer drew peterson guilty of the murder of his third wife kathleen savio.
>> the defendant in this case was a coward and a bully. >> reporter: eight and a half years after her death savio's family is jubilant. >> finally someone heard kathleen's fly. twelve people did the right thing. >> savio was found dead in the waterless bathtub of his suburban home in 2004. originally it was ruled an accidental drowning. then when peterson's fourth wife stacy went missing in october 2007, suspicions were raised. savio's body was exhumed, her death ruled a homicide. extensive searches for 23-year-old stacy peterson turned up nothing and she remains missing to this day. drew peterson insisted stacy had run off with another man. he spoke with matt in november 2007. >> can you look me straight in the eye and tell me you had nothing to do with the death of your third wife kathy or the disappearance of your fourth wife stacy. >> i can look right in your eye
and say i had nothing to do with either of those instances. >> reporter: but acquaintances of stacy came forward with stories they say she told them, how peterson had threatened to kill her and how peterson had asked her to provide him for an alibi for the night savio died. >> i couldn't come up with any reason, in my mind, to not put him at the scene beyond a reasonable doubt. >> reporter: in 2008, the state of illinois passed a law allowing such hearsay evidence to be used in court. it was dubbed the drew law. >> will this conviction stick? in my opinion, we will end up .supreme court of the united states on this case. >> reporter: peterson's defense team immediately said it plans to appeal his conviction for savio's murder. >> it was hearsay evidence allowed un, unprecedented amount. >> reporter: now the friends and family of stacy say they want drew peterson charged with her death as well.
>> no matter what, still have it pay the price for stacy. i still believe that's around the corner. >> reporter: peterson faces a maximum of 60 years in jail. illinois does not have the death penalty. he'll be sentenced november 26th. true to form he was overheard saying as he was leaving the courtroom, i guess this will ruin my christmas. matt. >> kevin tibbles in illinois this morning, kevin, thank you very much. kathleen savio's sister was in court for the verdict. she's with us along with her attorney. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> i'll get to the verdict in a second. you heard it. talk to me about what it's been like to sit in the courtroom over the last few weeks. >> i wasn't allowed in there much because i did testify. i was only in there for the closing statements. >> and what was it like to see him and watch his democratic, too, as kevin just mentioned, he was always playing to the cameras as he has been for the
last eight or so years. what was it like to sit through that. >> very typical drew, typical sociopath, all full of himself. >> when you heard the jury's verdict of guilty, just give me your immediate reaction. >> when i first heard it, i was like, did i really hear that or do i want to hear it so bad that's what i heard. i was excited. i think that's what i heard. i looked at my sister next to me. i said, did i hear guilty. she looks, starts screaming, guilty. i thought i heard it. you wait and want it so much. >> these last eight years you talk about a civil suit being filed. you talk about your sister's body being exhumed, another autopsy. >> all horrible, yes. >> you say you always knew he was responsible for your sister's death. what made you so sure? >> just by the way he had treated her and things she had told us over the years.
he had great motive. between the motive and the way he had been, just knowing drew. she told me multiple times he said he was going to kill me. she was terrified of the guy. >> john, there was a lot of controversy and a lot of talk during this trial there might be a mistrial because there was so much hearsay allowed into this based on drew's law out there in illinois. do you think that law and hearsay now jeopardizes this verdict? >> not at all, matt. the illinois supreme court has ruled on the constitutionality of it, upheld it. it's commonly referred to as the voice from the grave. basically it says someone can't benefit by silencing another person who has incriminating testimony against them and it's fair. >> but do you think that drew peterson could have been convicted or would have been convicted were it not for that hearsay? >> it would have been more difficult, but this is just the perfect crime just got a little more difficult to commit.
all things considered it's equitable, fair, constitutional and the conviction will stand that. >> i'm interested in your take on this. stacy peterson's family hopes the attention will turn to their loved one. what would you like to say to them about the perseverance they are going to need and the time it perhaps could take for them to see justice? >> well, i've talked to them. i told them, i said, eventually it will come. i'm praying for them. anything i can do to help you i will definitely do. it's tough losing someone you love. i miss my sister desperately. at least i know where she is and what happened. not knowing, i can't imagine how horrible that has to be. >> anna, i thank you for your time this morning. we really appreciate it. john, always good to see you. thank you as well. >> thank you. >> you can see more on the story on "dateline," 10:00, 9:00 central time right here on nbc.
let's get a check of the weather from al roker. >> thanks very much. a rick of strong storms from st the way from detroit down to little rock, as far east as columbus, could be possible hail, tornadoes could be isolated as well. we're looking at 1 to 3 inches of rain. tomorrow sunny and hot in the western part of the country from the plains all the way down to texas it's going to be sunny and warm. as we move on into sunday, look for late-day showers in new england. some clouds and possibly showers in the pacific northwest the rest of the country looking warm and dry. that's what's going on around the u.s. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> veronica johnson here. we could see the possibility of storms here tomorrow, down to richmond and up in philadelphia. but for today it's going to be quiet and dry where it's 72 degrees right now. we've got a lot of sunshine across the area. today's high 91 degrees. feeling a little bit of heat today.
88 for saturday. talking about late afternoon and evening storms through the evening. there's a 70% chance probably starting at about >> of course the first time we get to say this. it's sunday night football night in america. this is a good one. ben roethlisberger and the pittsburgh steelers coming to mile high stadium. peyton manning first regular season game as a bronco. the sports authority feels mile high, clear, mild, 75 to 79. they will be talking about this one on monday so you better watch sunday on sunday night football night in america. matt. >> the first of a long season. coming up next, what happens when a young adult leaves the simple amish lights for the bright lights of new york city. we'll talk to two women who did just that right after this. [ male announcer ] on one corner, one pharmacist started it all:
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back now at 7:42. there's always been a fascination with the am issue, their devout nature and their commitment to live without modern convenience. a new reality show follows young adults as they accept an opportunity to leave their communities and visit new york city. we'll talk to two of them in a moment but first here is their story. >> life in amish communities is simple but rigorous. >> you're not allowed to have a car, not allowed to have a tv, not allowed to have electricity. >> reporter: they reject anything that can be viewed as worldly. >> we're not supposed to have pictures taken of us because they think it's us being vein. >> but curiosity about life beyond their culture is not uncommon. >> i've been thinking about leaving the amish since i was 18-year-old. >> my dream is to like figure out who i am as a person. >> in the new tlc reality show, "breaking amish" five young adults from am issue communities
in ohio and pennsylvania accept an opportunity to leave their homes and visit new york city. >> i want to go to new york because i've always dreamed of being a model. >> for the first time kate, rebecca, abe, jeremiah and sabrina experience life in the big city. >> i want to wear what i want to wear and i want to have fun. >> without any restrictions. producers followed the group as they told their families of their decision to leave, despite the potential consequences. >> you know when you leave, you're not going to be able to come home. you're going to be shunned. >> they will tell you you're going to hell. and it's really hard because you want to love god. >> they don't want anything to do with me anymore. >> leaving the life they have always known was not without their complications. kate engaged in alcohol and
driving. >> i got charged with a dui. it was like the worst night of my life. i'm pretty sure my dad is going to freak out. my mom is probably going to cry. it makes me feel like a horrible person. >> kate and sabrina with us now along with executive producers of "breaking amish" good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> i have to ask you, talk about culture shock, when you were first approached for being part of a television show, reality television show, given how you grew up, did you even have a concept of what that meant, kate. >> i don't think it really sank in right away. i don't think i realized exactly what everything held. >> sabrina, how difficult was it to walk away from this very tight-knit community? >> you basically give up everything to find out what's out there. i mean, it's hard. >> kate, you're the bishop's daughter, right?
i assume you're like any preacher's kid, you're held up and people look at you as an example. this must have been kind of scandalous. >> a lot. >> what happened with the dui? do you think that's part of the fact you've been sheltered, now you're out in the world and can do anything you want and you made a bad decision. >> i think it was really a bad decision and a huge mistake, just me being stupid and not thinking things clearly. >> so sabrina, take us through it. you grew up in this tight community, you're a mennonite, you have some more modern convenience than amish do. you come to new york city, what is your reaction? >> i pretty much freaked out because i like being outside. i was never really -- i had no idea what to expect even. when i got here all i saw was concrete and could not see the sky that much. from where i'm from there's
always wide open spaces and trees and grass. there's really none of that here. there is but it's so small compared to what i was used to. i was used to acres and acres of it so it was hard. >> it must have been overwhelming, kate, what was your reaction? >> well, my first reaction was like it's so loud. >> it is that for sure. >> let me turn to shannon and eric. what made you want to do a series like this. i have to ask you, did you concern about exploiting young people who have not been exposed to this media culture, this spotlight. shannon, i'll let you take that? >> all of the people that -- first of all, we were down in lancaster county for over a year and a half doing research. we had an amish and mennonite produce that reached out to our cast and knew them personally. each and every person on the show had already planned on leaving. it was something that was important to them. so we just made it possible for them to do that with a safety net and with others that felt the same. >> very quickly, eric, was it
difficult to shoot in these communities? >> yeah. you have to be very respectful of everybody. you have to go in with a small crew, similar to a news crew and really be respectful of the area and the beliefs of the people we're filming. >> i know one of the themes is whether kate and sabrina you go back to your communities. i see you in traditional wear this morning. is that a hint? >> they are staying silent on that one. okay. we'll have to watch and see. kate and sabrina, thank you for your time. appreciate it. we want to remind everybody "breaking amish" airs sunday night on tlc. coming up next from one direction to rihanna and chris brown, all the highlights from last night's vma after this. [ female announcer ] wake up
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7:56 is your time now on this friday, september 7, 2012. this morning the naacp is raising questions about the shooting of a suspected motorcycle thief. police say a district heights officer shot calvin kyle in the back as he tried to run away. his condition is not known at this time. the officer is on routine leave during the investigation. >> it is going to be another hot one today but is there relief on the way? meteorologist veronica johnson has our forecast. >> there is relief on the way if you want the low humidity and cooler temperatures, it's going to come this weekend. today not too shabby. we have dry conditions across the area as opposed to yesterday. a high today, temperatures will move from the upper 60s to low 70s to the low 90s.
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. 8:00 on friday morning. it is september 7th, 2012. it's actually a pretty beautiful day here in new york city right now after some gray times in the last 24 hours. i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie and al roker out here. we had a pretty shot of jacksonville beach because the waves are picking up. with leslie out in the water. >> hurricane leslie. we're going to have to worry about riptides. as the weekend goes on, those risks are going to move up the
coast. >> all right. out on the plaza matt lauer with savannah guthrie. first of all, welcome back, good to have you back from charlotte. we're going to get revved up for fall. >> we're going to tell you what's hot, in, out, for fall, fashion to food. travel, where you want to go on vacation. >> also ahead, do you know who is joining us this morning, ellen barkin, a fabulous actress. she's got a brand-new comedy coming to nbc called "the new normal." yes, it's kmd comedy but also stirring up a lot of controversy before it's even aired. we're going to talk to ellen about that in just a few minutes. >> all righty. we also want to share something kind of personal with you, our play list, music players. starting monday, listen to "today" crew's play list, each of us sharing our favorite songs. in fact, it's going to be, i think, kind of interesting.
>> basically all the music you hear on the show next week will be coming from our ipads. i'll get my chance later in the week. first of all, let's cue up this song. whose play list do you think this is from? ♪ i just want to be close to you ♪ >> i know whose that is. that's yours, matt. >> why do you do that? >> that's what you do. that's how you get excited for the show. >> we've got, i think savannah's number one song. can you cue that up? ♪ all by myself >> hold me, al. >> we're in for an entire day of that? >> yeah, maybe we are. a little disco. >> next week, by the way, they can get in on the action as well. >> we're teaming up with
viewers, is this your song, tweet about it. the soundtrack of your lives. >> going to be a short life. >> tamron hall at the news desk. good morning. >> good morning, everyone. president obama gets back to the campaign trail in new hampshire and iowa after receiving his party's nomination to the democratic national convention last night. in his pme time address, the president said it will take more than a few years to solve challenges he says have built up over a decade. no president since franklin d. roosevelt has been re-elected with a job rate higher than 8%. thursday bringing the total to 25 arrested sense the convention began. a new younger kennedy is throwing his hat into the political arena, joe kennedy iii won his congressional primary thursday in massachusetts. the 31-year-old grandon of the late robert f. kennedy is seeking the seat of long time
democratic representative barney frank who is now retiring. a follow up to a story on this program, a young chicago who thought they could never have kids have welcomed their daughter into the world. she was carried by her 53-year-old grandmother. yes, 53. the surrogate for her daughter, suffered from cervical cancer and had a hysterectomy two years ago. the entire family doing well. look at this place. one of hollywood's famous couples are breaking up. amy poehler. parks & recreation star. they have two sons. a look at what's trending online. frank ocean did not take home a statute from mtv video award but logged the most tweets of any performer during his debut of
"thinking about you." ♪ i've been think about forever ♪ >> among ocean fans on twitter, lady gaga who broke watch frank ocean steal this whole show. and kristen stewart is buzzing on celebrity sites. she was out on the red carpet for premier of her new movie "on the road" at the toronto festival. it was her first public appearance in nearly two months admitting she had an affair with married director of "snow white and the huntsman." they have sliced together 50 years of car chase scenes featuring all six james bond, chase, shoot and grin at each other. the viral video is a promo for guys all bond movie channel which debuts next month in britain. for all you bond fans. back to al. who is not a bond fan? >> that's pretty cool. i like that. it's national planting day. tell us a little about that?
>> we're here from keep america beautiful promoting national planting day encouraging americans to plant native species across the u.s. >> that's a great idea. i'm going to make like a tree and leaf and show you what's going on. first of >> i'm going to make like a tree and leave. what do you think about that? you can see we've got some heavy showers and thunderstorms moving through chicago now, heading into indiana, wet weather through the plains. fairly dry along the eastern sea board. we're going to be watching a risk of strong storms from northern arkansas all the way up into southern michigan. a little on the toasty side, 92 in portland, 88 in boise, 104 in dallas today. we expect the rip current risk to continue up the coast as we see leslie make its way to the north slowly. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods.
>> it is quiet this morning. we've got some sunshine across a good part of our area. storm team 4 meteorologist here as we check out the temperature, 74 in cleveland park, around great falls, it's 68 degrees, going up to a high temperature today of 91 degrees. with sunshine we'll easily get there. it's through the evening we could get some strong wind, maybe even some hail. 70s next week. >> what happened to your sign? >> we had some complications. making it for his birthday. >> happy birthday. >> happy birthday. >> it's says -- savannah. >> all right, al. thank you so much. coming up next, a friday to get you ready for fall, everything position from fashion to food and travel coming up right after this. forest fresh full tank brain freeze cake donettes rolling hot dogs bag of ice anti-freeze wash and dry
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vasquez. good morning. >> good morning. >> they have us separated because i tower over you. >> keep the distance. >> burst into fall, lace was huge this summer. >> one of my favorite fabrics, also one of my favorites for the fall. looks good for texture, chunky sweater over lace dress or cassimere looks appropriate. >> we love the pop of color. over here we have what you can do with handbags. >> neon was a huge trend for the summer. you can carry them over but pair them with darker, richer colors, army green trending huge for fall, also navy blue. orange, navy blue one of my favorite color com boss. keep your neons and wear them all season long. >> peplum was the big hit of the summer. you think if you have one you have to put it away. >> sleeveless can go a long way. add a thin turtleneck underneath. these affordable, about $50. >> i hate to put away my
sandals, now you're telling me you don't have to. >> people think socks and sandals are a huge faux pas they are. tights and sandals aren't. they are on sale. pair them with colored tights, patterned tights, i promise, trust me on this one, great trend for the fall. >> have to see that one to believe it. >> ankle bootie, seems like a transition piece. >> buy now, wear now. we don't like to wait for fall purchases. they are huge, every celebrity is wearing them. these are $24.99 from kohl's. piper has a selection of color and pants, even shorts. >> i love shocking hot pink lipstick the fall is a twist on this. >> if you want one that's expensive, switch out coral and holt pink and do a plum or berry
color, lip stain, lip gloss like i'm wearing. mulberry, my favorite color for the fall. >> thank you, lilliana vasquez. >> thanks, savannah. what's in with fall travel. digital projects editor for travel & leisure magazine. good morning. >> good morning. >> it's unofficially the end of summer but still summer. you like the beach for travel this year. >> the beach is great in the fall. that's because the resorts are empty, serene, windswept. >> not as crowded as july and august. >> not as crowded. nantucket, rates start at $175, rooms recently renovated and have an outdoor pool heated year-round. white elephant, a great example, one of the best hotels, rates in the summer months $680. in october about $195. >> take advantage of that. great opportunity to stay in a place you probably can't get into in the summer. also like to suggest people go
to ski destinations during the fall months. why? >> prices are not as high as they are when there's a powdery snow on the slopes. beaver creek, lover for people who love to hike and cycle and golf. pines lodge, incredible foliage. rates at $200 a night. excuse me, $100 a night. talk about a great value for something a little different in jackson hole, the bentwood inn has an incredible experience up close to the elks, mating call happens once a year, $233. that includes that excursion plus breakfast and evening appetiz appetizer. >> you like san francisco, weather great. >> hits about $70. hyatt regency across, start at $209, throw in passes. you can take public transportation which includes the classic cable cars. for something a little different, d.c., of course, all eyes on that city for the election year.
rates at the liaison capitol hill are about $159. great way to celebrate inauguration. you'll be right across the mall. >> from beaches to ski resorts to a couple great cities. good idea, sarah, appreciate it. >> thank you. >> here is al. >> new season, exciting food selection. lifestyle expert and our "today" contributor. good to see you. >> good-bye lemonade, hello cider. >> this is so fun, different sizes. turn it around, blocks inside, load it up with apples. press it, delicious. >> mill your own grain. >> thank dan barber of blue hill stone barn created cool line of heirloom organic grains, get them from sonoma. >> your own corn mill.
>> it's not only healthier keeps minerals and vitamins but also tastes even better. >> candy buffet. >> candy buffet, parties, what better time than fall when you've got new fall candies, these are from candy.com. buy based on size, type, shape, whatever you want. pottery barn.com. >> does anybody really like candy corn. >> i do. >> there you go. beer. >> going away from light beers going to the warmer ales, ales. pumpkin beer since the colonial time is having a resurgeon earns. there you go. pumpkin ale, al, oh gosh. >> a great pumpkin. thanks so much. coming up next, ellen barkin on new show and controversy surrounding it right after these messages. means living with pain. it could also mean living with joint damage. help relieve the pain and stop the damage with humira, adalimumab.
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we're back now at 8:21 with award winning actress ellen barkin. it seems hard to believe but her film career started 30 years ago in diner. she went on to leading roles in clarvegs like sea of love, now taking on a small screen role in a regular comedy. this is nbc's new show called "the new normal." >> look at that, just strutting down the middle buckeye road proud as gay peacocks.
>> why shouldn't they? >> why shouldn't they, grandma? >> i love the gays. i could never get my hair to look like this without them. >> we had a hard time finding a clip. you said something after that we couldn't run. >> god bless nbc. >> what reaction are you getting from this? >> i'm kind of surprised. i read a script, say to murphy, we're never going to get away with this. he says by the time you've read a script nbc has approved it already. >> any nerves about the reaction. forget nbc, nbc will put it on the air. any worries about the reaction you'll get from viewers? >> no. i hope it's extremely
controversial. it's meant to be. >> so is that a good thing for a show like this, even though it's controversy because controversy breeds viewership and that's always a good thing. >> look, i think it's a nice thing and it's a very high bar. but if we can get somewhere near that "all in the family" type sitcom, then we've done a great thing. >> i'm glad you bring that up. so compare jane, if you will, to archie bunker. is she the same? i always viewed him as being loveabley ignorant. she's not ignorant, jane. >> no. jane is very smart. she's very well informed. in the beginning people were like what was all the work you had to do. it's so unlike you, i guess, because of the politics. i said i found it very easy. i just split myself. she's very opinionated. i'm opinionated. she has big mouth. i have a big mouth.
she always thinks she's right, i always think i'm right. she's just on the other side of the aisle from me. >> there's tough language in this. a lot of it goes after homosexuals, minorities, religious groups. the nbc affiliate in salt lake city, utah, is refusing to air this show saying, quote, the dialogue is excessively rude and crude, scenes too explicit and stereotypes are offensive on all sides. you tweeted. what would you like to say about that? >> i'd like to say ksl, the nbc affiliate is an openly mormon church owned station. so yes, it's a private corporation and they are allowed to show whatever they want to show but it's still owned by a church. do i think it is a form of censorship, yeah. it's legal, i guess, because they are privately owned by a
church, but i do think it's censorship. why not let the audience decide. >> here is what you tweeted. shame on you ksl.com not air "the new normal" law & rod, rape and murder but loving gay couple is inappropriate. i don't get the sense they are objecting to love gay couple but some of the language and characterizations on the show. >> i would disagree with you there, matt. >> you think this is about not wanting gay couples on the air? >> yes. and certainly not portrayed in a kind of sitcom, jokey way. they are a serious, committed couple who want to have a baby and can't because they are two men. i think unless you have exaggerated stereotypes, it becomes unacceptable for certain
extremist religious groups. >> i will say this. obviously a lot of different opinions here. we're going to be hearing more about thisthere's no question a. ellen, it's nice to see you. >> it's nice to see you. good morning, it's 8:26 on this friday, september 7th. it has been a busy start to the morning on the roads. let's get to your first 4 traffic report. >> hoping traffic would be light on a friday. still problems on the southwest freeway. also seeing delays 295 northbound from the belt way to the levin street bridge. malcolm x of a, just 9 miles per hour. aaron, back offer to
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look like their favorite fashionable star but they don't want to pay celebrity big bucks, we're going to show you exactly how you can do that coming up in just a couple minutes. >> and we've got a new way to leave your mark on the world. it's called yarn bombing. >> come on. >> look at that dog? >> look at the posts. we will explain how yarn bombing works. >> will that get you arrested? >> is that illegal? no, i'm not kidding. >> i think it is but it's a cute way to vandalize. >> there's the headline of the show. >> i'm wrong. okay. in the meantime we're going to take a look at katie holmes who has a new job, official face of bobby brown cosmetics. we're going to talk to bobby to find out about her new campaign which i think is one of the most beautiful woman and talked about
woman in the world days. >> stars coming out tonight for stand up to cancer, airs live simultaneously. good morning. >> hi. >> here to tell us about it. the third telecast for it. how successful has it been? >> extraordinarily successful. it's ground breaking that mostly spearheaded this, all four networks aired the telethon commercial-free for an hour, kind of unheard of to have them do that. >> your personal connection, you were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. i believe during the last telecast you were just finishing treatment. >> my hair was like that. >> how are you doing first of all? >> good, i think. >> is that what has you committed to this for the long hall? >> i directly benefited from this organization. dennis layman, one of the
researchers for stand up to cancer, a drug i took, which is i think why i'm going to be here for a while. i have a personal connection. it's grassroots. anybody can contribute. if you don't see the telecast, go to the website. >> there is a live telecast. what are some of the things we're going to be looking for. >> entertainment. who is performing? alicia keys is performing. tim mcgraw is performing. and who is the young, very cute country singer so famous. >> taylor swift. >> yes. >> almost like jeopardy. >> i know. sorry. >> who is taylor swift. >> celebrities, people answering the phone that are survivors. >> media banks. >> people call in personal stories and celebrities will retweet people who their survivor stories. >> who is that loveable weather guy who does the weather on the "today" show? is that al roker?
how about a check of the weather. >> my favorite thanksgiving day, watching buddy. >> donate now. >> watch on now. >> start now, watch tonight, do it after as well. >> thank you. >> loveable weather guy. >> thank you very much. until we get one, here's the forecast for you. tomorrow we expect to see the risk of strong storms, wet weather lieu the southeast, sunny and warm in the western third of the country. sunday look for mild weather, afternoon rains moves into the pacific and northwest. sunny and hot into the southwest and texas. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> it's a dry start to us and a dry finish, too. >> happy friday, everybody. let's check out your temperatureses kroo the area for spot like capital heights, you're at 70 degrees.
damascus currently at 70 degrees. temperatures will rise into the 80s by noontime. we'll top out at around 80 degrees. >> okay. what's the deal? >> we're from columbus, indiana. we're an investment club. >> an investment club. all right. there you go. don't forget. they play bunko. don't forget, weather any time day or night, weather channel on cable, weather.com online. all right. let's find out what's happening with uncle willie scott. willie. >> what a beautiful spot. i think it's the highest elevation in washington, d.c., the national cathedral. we're in the bishop's garden. she loves it, comes here and contemplates. happy birthday, take a look as the screen spins. this is bennie from cheshire, massachusetts. bennie madigan, beautiful
bennie, bennie, bennie, bennie. 113, lifelong traveler and humanitarian. we love her. don an mary olson married 78 years and crazy about each other. farmer city, illinois. can't beat that country. great corn when they get rain. take a look at thomas terrell out of dayton, ohio, more inventions came out of dayton, ohio, airplane, bicycle, you name it. world war ii veteran and director of the parks for many years for dayton. take a look at helen. helen fellows of ridgewood, new jersey. a holocaust survivor, god bless, loves her grandchildren and knows what life is all about. louis, louis wermers, lake of the ozarks, tremendous shoreline, 100 years old. loves to jet ski and eat ice cream but not at the same time.
katherine jones from washington, d.c. that's where we are right now. 100 years old. she loves to spend time with great, great-grandchildren and loves to go to church. and dot donovan, sounds like a mystery spy star 100 years old from auburn, maine, enjoys long walks in her beautiful garden. that's all from washington, d.c. your nation's capital. you're paying for it, i hope you enjoy it. >> affordable ways to look like your favorite celebrity. first this is "today" on nbc. heavy load in america. but mitt romney plan, a middle class to $2,000 more a year in taxes. multi-millionaires like himself hits the middle class harder... bigger break. forward for america? this message.
without breaking the bank. "glamour" magazine's author of a new book, "how to look expensive." i love it. how to look it but save money. how do you do that? >> it's about knowledge and tips and techniques, much is in the book. that's really kind of what this is about. i've got looks to show you where you can shop, find things to help you look expensive without breaking the bank. >> three celebrity looks we have. first the park avenue pretty look. if you don't know park avenue, it means money. there you have it right there, the looks, anne hathaway, pippa middleton. >> we want it modern and contemporary. what we have here is flawless skin, using a foundation brush can help you get that. great products at the drugstore. visible lift from l'oreal. >> looif light and clean without foundation. >> like air brushing your skin. >> of course we love to define
our eyes but using bronze colors is a way to get a neutral eye. celebrities are doing it all the time. gives you almost like a halo of light around the eyes, which i love. not dark and really pretty. >> people will tell you, you're glowing but you don't know why. >> that's the sephora look. the bronze is great for eyeliner. i love this gel liner from l'oreal. >> i hear gel liner stays on. >> this is a crossover product you can find in the drugstore. a great way to look expensive without spending a lot of money. we'll put that on her. a great way to do that, pull it up, get at straight line. >> aykroyd usi-- avoid using bl. >> makes it cool, straight and shiny. >> pretty look. >> then i'm going to show you this is one of my favorites. this one. this is one of my favorites, a
dry texturizing spray. i think every woman should have one. flip your hair over. spray this. hope this works on live tv. >> i do, too. >> kind of gives you that messy, chic. >> beautiful. >> doesn't she look like -- >> that smells good. >> hollywood bo ho, jessica alba, nicole ritchie, rihanna. how do you define this look. >> oozing cool in a lux way. there's some feature, like i said, your hair, something that gives you that cool factor. >> okay. >> for evelyn we used sapphire liner. >> that makes your eyes like wheater when you use blue. >> this is shimmer, more natural looking. >> matching your nail polish to your nail is a fun way, almost like wearing a sapphire ring. >> we know nail polish matters since the first lady's was so
talked about. >> polished nails, eyes. we used creamy textures for her makeup. another demo. we'll show you. open this up. how to use this silver shadow and turn it into a cream. >> you take the powder, mix it with the cream, there you have it. >> nice. >> gives it a more lived in look. >> dry or moisten it up. do the same with blush. >> frizzies with a bo ho more contrived look like this, frizzies on the top, use a toothbrush to get them to go away. >> label your toothbrush so you don't mix it up. >> move quickly to modern movie star jan jones, reese witherspoon. looks beautiful. >> i call this the black tie eye in the book, a lot of celebrities are wearing this look. charcoal eye shadow, warm her up and give her sultry. >> a little gold. >> right in the center.
>> nice you can still use gold even though she has blond hair. >> exactly. >> number one thing to use to attain this look. >> number one is charcoal with the gold. >> okay. >> the red lip, of course, that's the hollywood red lip. >> pretty. >> number one tip i can give all real quick, million dollar smile is a cheap accessory. free. >> ending this segment. thank you, ladies. andrea, greatly appreciate it. up next, the yarn bombing craze. first fill you in, this is "today" on nbc. here you go little man.
[ humming ] [ babbling ] the cheerios bandit got you again? [ both laugh ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios >> 8:46, we're back with an activity that turns every day objects into yarn covered works of art. jenna wolfe is here to explain what that means. >> this is fun. hey, matt, nice to see you. you name it, this has probably been yarn bombedp fire hydrants,
mailboxes. it was first stitched up six years ago and today it has reached yarnegeddon. knitting, time honored tradition folks creating heirloom pieces has taken on a new form. knitting has hit the streets. yarn bombing, a modern day phenomenon of artists taking cozy creations and stitching them onto urban environments. >> has anyone here ever yarn bombed? >> no. >> has anyone secretly thought about yarn bombing. >> i have people i'd like to yarn bomb. >> this woman is credited with starting this revolution. >> knitting, crocheting, we put it on anything that inspired us of it's okay not to knit a baby blanket or sweater, you can knit a mailbox. >> like other forms of graffiti,
it is illegal. >> it is illegal technically to do this. it's really pretty. people are enjoying it. >> should something this beautiful be outlawed. >> i'm wrapping something on a pole. if you don't like it, you can take it off. >> reporter: not to needle folks with just details but not anyone can do it. listen to my weekend, finished with sk 2, all decreases. >> doing good. >> thank you very much. i guess knit happens. uh-huh. yarn bombing has gone global, france, australia, china. >> what's the biggest thing you've ever yarn bombed. >> a bus. it was only supposed to be up a couple months but because of the popularity as a project it stayed up for 11 months. >> a bus? really, a bus? we headed to times square, the center of the world, to leave our mark on something magda had
never done before. >> let's yarn tag it. have you ever done it? >> no. >> let's do it. >> so i don't know about you but i think we just yarn tagged our first tourist. >> i think we did. >> nice, right? >> so i'm going to give you these. i think i'm ready for lunch. >> all right. >> good luck. okay. thank you so much. we shot that in june. i was out in times square yesterday, she's still there. magda is traveling the world with her yarn. as can you see her brother and external c.j. are in on the act. what they did was they, i don't know, sprinkled some of their
offerings. we look good. >> al's bedroom. >> who did we look like? >> he has matching underwear, we can't show on tv. >> are you knitting with pencils. >> apparently it's so big if you're in a bind, you can grab pencils. i'm just going like this to fake it. >> fake it till you make it. >> it's soft yarn. >> what prescription is that. >> i think it's great you brought something to the show illegal. >> for the first time, can we show this? he has been yarn bombed. >> way to go. thank you. >> a normal day. >> sneak peek of what's hot as fashion week. >> this. >> yarn bomb. >> everyone wearing it. >> what's up, bro. [ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient.
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on your mark, get set for the cuban pole vaulter. play ball, the short and long of it. barry zito on the mound for the giants. just a little low. as opposed, the austrian penalty kick. >> just a bit outside. >> our oops. chavez of the yankees tossing it over to the pitcher. ethiopian runner, didn't work out. norfolk tide. nobody got hurt. race of the month from canterbury park in minnesota, ostrich racing. better hang on now for the ben physician. >> does that counseled? >> in there racing. >> you think calling a race on helium was a good idea. >> the helium champion.
>> good for him. >> all right. the phillie phanatic -- fanatic, the little girl getting the baseball until the lady snatches it away. cfl, chris williams for hamilton doing a little show boating, nicely done and, yes, he does get tackled. and ricardo russo in italy celebrating his win. way to go, ricardo. there was still one lap to go. he finished 14th. >> rabbit ears. in daytona, the music intern played "swit three blind mice." you're out of here. our olympic mom for the month, chinese hurdler getting all set
for london and here he comes. >> isn't he supposed to go over? >> he didn't quite make it. >> perks of olympic reporting as you know in london. >> very good. no cheering in the press box. tell that to the bbc when a brit won the 10,000. >> two gold medals for great britain. beautiful. >> beautiful. the noisiest group, of course, those lady shot putters. >> that was jerry lewis. >> thanks. join us our close-knit group. >> happy to be here. >> we're back with more after your local news.
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yesterday morning was umbrella weather. today sunglasses. break 'em out. we have some sun shine out there. temperatures 72 to 77 degrees right now. we'll be going to a high temperature today of 91 degrees. our problems, a few could come tomorrow with showers and thunderstorms, some strong thunderstorms coming in saturday afternoon through saturday evening. then sunday and beyond, much cooler.
we're back now with more of "today" on friday morning. it's the 7th day of september, 2012. getting a little close out here, up into the 80s, mid-80s in new york city. a little humid. >> by sunday it will be fantastic. >> really? >> yes. >> coor. >> close. >> a little gross. >> close. savannah guthrie and al roker, i'm matt lauer. katie holmes making headlines for something other than her breakup with tom cruise. she's just been named the new face of bobby brown cosmetics. bobby brown herself will join us in a little while to tell us how
the two teamed up. >> also ahead, a sneak peek at new york's fashion week coming up, of course. the next half hour giada de laurentiis will show us how to make meals ahead. >> your perfect friday night, a night on the town, hanging out with friends or family. >> this will get you out. now you want to think about this, right? >> tweet the hashtag. >> keep it clean. >> your ideal friday night. >> take a break, take a beat, now say natalie is not here today, tamron hall with the news today. tamron. >> good morning, everyone. we begin with the unemployment rate released by labor day, stands at 8.1% for the month of august down .2% from july but only because more people gave up looking for work.
the economy added 96,000 jobs last month. those job numbers coming out as president obama heads into the final two-month sprint of the election fresh off accepting the democratic nomination for a second term, the president campaigns today in new hampshire and iowa. so continue the argument he made last night that he knows there's a long road ahead but he needs more time to fix such a weak economy. the final night of the convention was a star-studded one with hollywood beauties lending their support and making speeches. among them scarlett johansson, kerry washington and eva longoria. a new study shows women possess genes that make them more susceptible to breast cancer have a higher risk of the disease if they have a mammogram at a young age. researchers found those women, chest radiation in their 20s had a 43% increased risk. a sweet story now of an eight-year-old boy who one $1,000 in a scavenger hunt and knew peak what he wanted to do
with the money. the third-grader gave his winnings to the family of his young neighbor, 2-year-old kara who is fighting leukemia. he asked his mom how much chemotherapy does $1,000 buy. his mother said she could not be more proud of his son and we're proud of him, too. britain's prince harry is back in afghanistan. his second deployment to the war zone. officials say he'll be back flying apache helicopters. a surprise to some, maybe an explanation for his partying ways we witnessed in las vegas last month. an ohio woman made a big splash in her community when she drove her minivan into the neighbor's swimming pool. she lost control last week and ended up plowing through two neighbors yards before plowing into the pool. thankfully no one was hurt. a tribute to "women who rock" opens in the nation's
capital, women in the art exhibit iconic costumes worn by women in music. everything from lady gaga's meat dress to madonna's cone break and tina turner's famous mini dress. a big night for another woman who rocked rihanna at the video music awards in los angeles. she took the honor video of the year. her boyfriend chris brown won best male video. it was the british boy band one direction that provided the night's most scream inducing performance. by wait they won three awards including best pop video and best new artist. four minutes past the hour. check in with new direction fan al roker. >> who doesn't like them, you're beautiful just the way you are. anyway, got our friends over here. who is this? >> joanna. >> how old? >> she is nine months. >> where are you guys from? >> dallas, texas. >> oh you startled her.
>> let's show you what we've go going on. and we've got leslie, 415 miles south, southeast of bermuda, 75 mile-per-hour winds. it's not moving. that's causing some problems with rip current risks basically from miami all the way up into new england all weekend long. high surf advisories as well. we also have a risk of strong storms from little rock up to detroit into columbus. rainfall amounts generally about 1 to 3 inches from little rock all the way to detroit. >> how is she doing? >> better. >> the people scared her? what do you mean the people scared her? you all right, sweetie? it's okay. >> we got a little smile. it's getting close. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your
neck of the woods. >> smile. it's friday. we've got some nice weather on tap. veronica johnson right here. oh, look at that sunshine. a nice blue sky today. 76 is our current temperature at reagan national airport. so throughout the area we've got 73 and 76 around d.c., 77 in annapolis. today a high around 90 degrees. late saturday we get >> okay. i think everything is all right. savannah. >> all right, al. thank you. now exciting news for beauty editor bobby brown. she just announced a new partnership with katie holmes to become the first celebrity face of bobby's makeup brand. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> you caught kind of a big fish here, this is exciting. >> how did this come about?
>> went out with mutual friends, a tea together. we clicked, from the midwest. working moms. she's an actress, i'm not. we had a great time together. we talked about life and main things. we started talking about her fashion show. i told her i'd love to do the makeup. we collaborated there. organically it was like oh my god, would you consider, she said yes. >> this company, so successful, been around 21 years. >> 21 years. >> you've never had a celebrity spokesperson. why now and why katie? >> honestly, i'm not looking at this, i didn't hire a celebrity. i hired a woman who i think is really cool, who is down to earth, sparkles when she walks in a room and photographs really well. >> doesn't hurt she's beautiful. >> no, but she's beautiful. she's relatable. she's pretty powerful. i think she's really cool. >> i read she reminds you of somebody very inspirational to you. tell me about that? >> my beauty icon is ali mcgraw,
beautiful brunette, natural, outdoorsy. >> i see the resemblance. you too. is she into makeup. >> katie looks so good without makeup. she looks amazing without makeup. she looks great with makeup. i don't necessarily see her with red lips and smoky eyes but that's not my style. my style is natural, pretty, wearable. the perfect iconic face. >> katie is somebody who has been in the headlines a lot lately. fame, a little notoriety. i'm sure all of that factored into the decision-making process. how do you look at that, is that almost an opportunity? >> she has a lot of grace. i really admire how she's handling her life. i just think she's really cool. we spent the day this week. we had a wonderful day. she's like the perfect person because she looks onso beautiful in the picture. >> you mentioned a couple minutes ago that you're actually
going to do the makeup -- she's got a new fashion line. >> homes and yang. i'm excited, first presentation. i'll be leading the makeup. i'm excited, a fun collaboration. we're going to work on makeup products together. >> i can't believe i asked you this but i said, was that your first fashion show. you're like are you kidding me? >> fashion week, fashion night out, there's a lot going on. >> a late night for us. >> look how good you look for two hours sleep, for 90 minutes. >> right back at you. >> some bobbi brown concealer for these bags. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> coming up next, we're going behind the scenes of new york fashion week. the next half hour, how to do everything better. all right. after this. here's my morning routine. gotta start the day off right. wardrobe. cute. then new activia breakfast blend. a great way to help start the day.
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this morning on today's style, fashion week gets under way in new york city. cindy leavy, "glamour" magazines editor in chief went behind the scenes to check it out. >> good morning, "today" show, we're here at fall fashion show so we can figure out exactly what the hottest, most wearable trends will be. take a look. major trends for fall, fierce military look. aviator jackets. we saw this with victoria beckham, dark leather, suited up
military-style jackets, especially coats. this is a look that can feel intimidating if you've never worn it before. once you put it on, you feel invincible. girls, time to dress. for fall, there is a new black and it's maroon. this is a neutral popping up on hundreds of different designer runways. it's really beautiful paired with black. can you wear it with cream. i like it most of all if you want to take a fashion risk with bright red, orange, really chic, really sharp. designers are way into fall florals right now. we all know florals are easy to wear in the spring. now seeing them done in richer jewel tones for fall. popping up on designer runways everywhere. they look especially fresh when you wear them with darker colors. a very heavy knit, tweed jacket, something that makes it feel not so springy. they are everywhere. if you don't have them in your
closet, they are a good versatile piece to have. >> cindy shows us how to pull off those runway looks. good morning. since you gave us the list, the military look, how do we break into this one? >> it's got to be polished and professional, this is not about the old cargo pants we all have at the back of our closet. this is more work appropriate. >> she looks fantastic, everything under $100 from ann taylor and zara, a really youthful look, military inspired trench, ep let on the shoulder. one thing that makes it feel modern, wearing it with tough girl accessories there, black patent boots. >> those boots are sexy. >> this kind of an officer and general meets "50 shades of
grey." >> it is, indeed. >> that keeps it from being stuffy or old-fashioned. you can look for gold buttons on a dress or coat, all about a great pea coat. >> leave those boots in my room. the huge trend of maroon, which is a lovely color. >> yes, it is. every season they say something is the new black. this the new black this season. >> look at ayala, your model. >> she looks fantastic. she's wearing it one of the ways i like best, monochromatic, maroon, burgundy, ox blood or calling it around the office chianti. looks slimming. >> she has a great figure, youthful. >> you could wear one piece, if you want to break into the look. this is really wearable if you doing it head to toe. if you want to add color i like it in a box-shaped clutch, a
bright show, bright pink looks fantastic, or orange or red. >> if you go on a job interview, you'll get that job. >> thank you so much. last but not least, floral. we always think summer but that's not the case. let's bring out nikki, showing us fall floral. >> the trick here is you want a floral on a darker background so on a black or brown background. i love nikki's dress here. this is only $55 from mod cloth. a slightly higher waist and fuller skirt, works on women of everybody type. you can wear it on its own with a sandal or put a dark turtleneck and it's a year-round look. >> we were just told turtle next are great as layer piece like this. >> the trick to making it feel wintry as opposed to summery, dark colors.
this is not where you want to pull out pastels. >> darker florals, even though they are rich colors. >> there's every permutation under the sun. i wouldn't be afraid of it. a short skirt, wear it with a tight. >> thank you for the glamour girls, really, they work there. absolutely. house hunting deals. what you can get at a great price all around the country but first these messages. ally bank. why they have a raise your rate cd. tonight our guest, thomas sargent. nobel laureate in economics, and one of the most cited economists in the world. professor sargent, can you tell me what cd rates will be in two years? no.
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ideal fry night, dinner with deb and the kids, either a movie or killer game of uno at home, relax and recharge. >> now that you win are you the uno champion of the house. >> no, lula pretty fierce. >> good at words with friends on the ipad. >> martha says my ideal friday night is getting ready for my wedding day and spending time with family and friends. i was going to say that's one time though. >> my ideal friday night includes christian grey, a vodka collins and no sleep. >> okey doaky. >> what's in a vodka collins. >> a lot of booze? >> at least we know vodka. >> you don't know what a vodka collins is. >> i'm sorry, i do. it's vodka with tom collins mix. it's delicious. >> vodka collins. >> terry miller. tonight is going to be probably breakfast for dinner, watching the kings speech and bed before
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for summer. veronica johnson here. the high today around 90. 88 your high for tomorrow. showers and storms on late anncr: it'll start out as concrete and steel... but it'll become so much more. a new world-class resort casino in prince george's county. two thousand construction jobs to build it. four thousand permanent, good-paying jobs when it's done. hundreds of millions for maryland schools... real oversight to make sure the money goes...
where it's supposed to. but none of it will happen unless we vote for... question seven this november. vote for question seven. and help build a better future for maryland. >> that is country music superstar blake shelton, a string of hit songs and "the voice." blind auditions for "the voice" start next monday night. blake will be here to give a sneak peek. >> giving c. lo and christina a hard time. >> chemistry on the show aka tension. gets a little rough with christina and finale. can't wait to see this year. good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie alongside al roker, tamron hall, jenna wolfe and lester, more about
them later. >> that's chemistry. >> i call it a dis. >> i can't ignore that they are here. >> i appreciate the fact she mentioned us. >> how humble he is. coming up, the hottest homes across the country for $250,000 or less. >> all right. how about this. how to do everything better. everything. from making the bed to cocktail parties to even how you eat fried chicken politely. everything. >> like your pinky is up. >> that's how we do it in the south. giada de laurentiis is here with simple dinners you can make now and toss in the oven tonight. >> did i mention jenna wolfe and lester holt are here and coming up this weekend. >> great buildup. >> so exciting. >> amazing. with the conventions behind us,
much more on where the presidential race goes from here. then with "america's got talent" finale days away, i sit down with howie mandel and howard stern. howard made a pretty big announcement about his future on the show. we'll tell you what that's about. >> recently lester and i took a very special trip to the island of jamaica. not so much a chance to blow off steam on nbc's dime, although we did some of that but we both have very deep roots there, one has deeper roots than the other one of us. for example, one of us was born there and the other knows someone that lives in jamaica. that was me down there. all that and more coming up this weekend on "today." it's going to be fun. >> good. chemistry. >> such deep chemistry. >> and our deep jamaica roots. >> stop saying that. >> looking forward to that. >> guys, thank you. al, how about a check of the weather. >> my mom is from jamaica. >> i know someone from jamaica, jenna. who is from in jamaica. jamaica, jenna.
>> i partied in jamaica. >> i used to live in jamaica, queens. >> tomorrow afternoon storms from the northeast. sunny and hot out west. beautiful weather for the plain states with plenty of sunshine and seasonal conditions. then for sunday, sunday we've got some morning showers -- evening showers in the pacific northwest. morning showers in the new england area. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> if you missed your sunshine yesterday, you are won't be disappointed today. veronica johnson here. we're in the 70s. humidity is still high, i know. but in gaitersberg, we're going to see cooler, lower humidity move
that's your latest weather. of course you know it's officially fall when we get to say for the first time, it's sunday night, football night in america. this is a good one, kids. we're talking steelers flying into sports authority field, mile high stadium, clear and mild mid-70s, upper 70s, peyton manning's first regular season game as a bronco. you want to catch this one. it's on sunday night, football night in america. >> sylvester and tweety style. >> at least brings enthusiasm to that. >> just a little. doesn't enjoy his job at all, does he? >> last night nine more acts sent home on "america's got talent" as the show gears up for finals. singer songwriter tim hockenberry is one of the performers that didn't make the cut. >> good morning. >> you got a standing ovation from howard stern, one of the toughest judges. >> and he's quite tall, so
really is a big standing ovation. >> how did you feel about the experience? >> you know, it changed my whole trajectory more than anything in the music business so far. i'm 50 years old so i've had plenty of opportunities but this was definitely big. >> fantastic. you've got a lot -- >> i look 48. >> no, younger than that. >> so open about the personal life and some struggles getting here. 50 years old, a lot of road covered. >> yeah, took a while to stay alive this long. >> you talked about your substance abuse and everything. >> i'm no stranger to addiction. it's a big part of my story for the show but it is a big part of my life. being on the other side of it is a good thing. >> each week seemed like your voice got compared to different singers, joe cocker, van morrison. do you think that hurt you? >> didn't hurt my feelings. may have hurt my chances on the show.
but you know, i was just glad i didn't sound like 300 other singers. >> who were pretty -- >> shot shabby, let me tell you. >> jim hockenberry, thank you for being here. good luck to you. we'll be looking out for you. appreciate it. >> thanks for having me. >> six finalists on "america's got talent," 9:00, 8:00 central. >> by the way, your baby. >> can we bring her in? her mom is pretty cute, too. >> mom is cute as well. >> she's a cute baby. >> come here, baby. >> sonia ray after ray charles. >> she's eating katherine cook's id. >> i love her pants. >> so beautiful. >> if you need a babysitter, ideal friday night, baby-sitting baby. >> she has an older sister more beautiful, as beautiful, i shouldn't say more. she's 12 years old named lola. >> dad said what on the "today"
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without you. >> it has been. let's get started, start in the pacific northwest. kent washington. >> a suburb in seattle, 60 parks, all about the kids here. this is a pretty contemporary home, lush backyard that backs up to a designated green belt, which you'll see in a moment. your neighbors will mow it and you get to play in it for free. a living room with soaring ceilings, open staircase, a bank of high windows and open doors that look out to the big backyard. the kitchen has wood floors, maim cabinets, a breakfast nook. beautiful floors there, friendly kitchen, looks like a little dollhouse. dining room, gleaming floors and tons of natural light for $215,000. beautiful starter home. >> let's go to glen shaw, pennsylvania. the brick colonial you say is a
bargain. >> i say everything is a bargain but i mean it again and again. the market in glen shaw, pittsburgh, remarkably stable, stayed low but the same, makes this a bargain, a deck out back for drilling and entertaining, nice little add ochblt the formal living room is way too cluttered, twice as much furniture as it should have, couches and whatever, should be cleaned up, light wood floors, crown molding, oversized windows, if you take the drapes down a better chance of seeing them. family room has a second fireplace, exposed brick, kitchen needs a little updating, tile floors, nice backsplash. >> austin, texas, kind of different, a lot of feel to it. >> vastly different. wait until you see from the outside, ultramodern home, new community, hip and trendy area called east austin.
lots of artists in there. it's called a glow house because those green panels glow at night when lights are on inside. kind of weird. >> cinder block. >> beautiful inside, looks like a lot of. sleek and open with cinder block, plenty of windows, kitchen has double sinks, frosted cabinets, breakfast bar joins the dining room and living room, extra tall ceilings and glass doors that lead to the backyard. second floor has a seating area with glow lamp in the corner. your house is glowing, easy for your friends. bedroom continues the sleek modern look throughout, very neat this house and refreshingingly different. >> very cool. i don't think we've gone to boise i had , idaho. >> just the way you picture it, one of the friendliest places in america. you can make friends with the governor readily, get to know the shop keepers.
everybody is friendly there. i don't think they are faking it. a custom smart home, very new, up to the minute kitchen, tile backsplash, granite topped island. dining room partially open to the kitchen, beads board, wainscotting, hand textured walls, a little odd, not everybody's taste. the curtains are too low, high ceilings, they make them look short. the master bedroom, high cathedral ceilings, big bay windows, the curtains make it look like you have to peek through it. perfect seating for a lovely view. what do you have there, a big bedroom. i'd take down those curtains one more time. did i say that enough? >> not often enough. >> my pleasure, al. still ahead, how to do everything better. tips for you right after these messages.
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it's got that sweet honey taste. but no way it's 80 calories, right? no way, right? lady, i just drive the truck. right, there's no way right, right? have a nice day. [ male announcer ] 80 delicious calories. fiber one. do you have things in your life you'd like to do better? that's a good question. kimberly, the editor-at-large of southern living. here to rundown the list. probably do a lot of things better in life. >> good morning. >> i love the first thing on the list, how to make a perfect bed. why did you put this out? >> experts say people who make their bed are happier. we all want to be happier. let's make our bed. add luxury to our lives. >> what are your tips? >> from mrs. howard, a beautiful column in our magazine. >> i'll help you. >> come on over.
experts say people who make the bed together with two people are even happier. how about that. >> what do we do. >> fold the top sheet down a little bit. feels like a hotel, luxurious, don't have too many pillows, three rows is enough. >> classic linens. >> they are great. if you buy linen or cotton they will be easier to maintain. a simple sham to sleep on, euros for decoration and two simple decorative shams. you don't want the pillows all the way out. >> you say iron your sheets, makes me feel 1950s. >> feels so much nicer when you get in. i love to fold the duvet into a z pattern so you can unfold. >> shining silver. >> take tarnished silver and put it in the sink. put tin foil on the bottom, sprinkle baking soda on top.
if you pour boiling water, you won't believe it. it literally takes the tarnish off completely. >> does it work with silver jewelry, not watches and things. >> i don't know. it's incredible how quickly it works and how easy it is. >> leave it. >> even better when you use your silver, brings out the patina. also when you store it, a simple, easy trick. put a piece of chalk inside the cabinet you store silver in, that will absorb chemicals that will make it tarnish. >> this beats rubbing that cloth. >> so hard. >> perfect cocktail party. >> we love hosting parties if we keep them simple, that's trick. i love a bar cart. i love this, it's on wheels, move strategically to any area of the house not crowded. i recommend using your best things, use them all the time even if it's just you and your partner having a drink. i love the idea of a signature cocktail. this is a watermelon bell ini,
if you're going to choose one, choose one with four or even better three ingredients. >> i have a camtini. how to write the perfect thank you card. >> they are important. cherished when all we get in the mailbox are bills. >> means a lot. >> think in threes. send in three days of receiving your gift, only needs to be three lines long. the first will be an acknowledgement of the gift. thank you for the book. the second one would be how you're going to use it. i'm going to read it on my trip next week. the third one would be acknowledgement of a future meeting or greeting. i look forward to seeing you at the holiday party. >> classy, southern. last but not least. the perfect way to eat chicken. >> pick up a napkin. pick your favorite piece. wrap the end in the napkin like this and take little bites. the most important thing is you don't do this when you're talking, move your hands.
>> also important. >> sit it down. >> also important not to talk with your mouthful, so i won't take a bite. thank you very much. continuing food up next. giada's favorite make ahead dish. this is "today" on nbc. anncr: it'll start out as concrete and steel... but it'll become so much more. a new world-class resort casino in prince george's county. two thousand construction jobs to build it. four thousand permanent, good-paying jobs when it's done. hundreds of millions for maryland schools... real oversight to make sure the money goes... where it's supposed to. but none of it will happen unless we vote for... question seven this november. vote for question seven. and help build a better future for maryland.
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this morning on cooking with giada, make ahead recipes, "today's" contributor giada de laurentiis. make them in the morning, throw in the oven. good to see you. first is tomato and bread pudding. >> this time of year people have a lot of tomatoes. something to do with a ton of tomatoes and something to do with them. start by making a custard. >> what do i do. >> break up eggs, salt and pepper. >> i'm going to add tomatoes. if you use bigger tomatoes, cook it a little longer to get the water out, otherwise it ends up
being watery. kind of cook these -- wow, put some pepper in there, al. >> you know, some spice. >> salt and pepper in this. you've got to cook these down a little bit. >> all right. >> now let these cook for a couple of minutes just to soften them. i add it to my pan where i have multi-grain bread. use any kind of bread you want, quite frankly. whatever bread you want. bake in the oven, stale or fresh. i like to add multi-grain, makes it a little tastier. pour the custard on top. also sprinkle with basil for color just like that. then we top it with parmesan cheese, bake 375 for 30 minutes and voila. >> this is italian, though. >> are you going to try it? >> yes. >> do it in the morning, day before, sit in the refrigerator and bake it off before dinner.
>> next. >> manicotti, sausage and cheese. you're going to make an italian sauce, a mixture of a little milk, cream, heat that up, add one and a half cups of parmesan. a cheese sauce. >> italian. >> add a little basil. want the parmesan cheese to melt. i have sausage took out of the casings, glaze with garlic, wine. frozen peas. >> good color. >> i'm all about color. i like it. mix the ricotta, cheese, sausage. mix together like this. take some of that. this is a giada pour, not al. delicate and just a little bit. just a little more. a little bit more. that's good. okay. perfect. >> what did you just say? >> stop, stop, stop.
mix this all together and you have a filling. take that. >> hi, tamron. >> hi, how are you? >> good. you're going to go over there. right here. perfect. so guys you take the manicotti you can cook a day or two in advance. take the filling. let it chill so it's not too hot so you can handle it and stuff it. do you want to try stuff it. >> my director told me that this morning. >> stuff it? >> yeah. >> anyhow, tough it just like this all the way through and land it right on top of the marinara. you top it with a little more marinara, then the sauce and cheese. >> bake this? >> at 350 for 30 minutes and this is what you end up with. >> a little desert. >> have to have desert. an italian ice cream custard with nutella in it and crust. >> this obviously can sit forever, make in the and hoda c
next. have a great weekend! 9:57 is your time now on this friday, september 7, 2012. let's go straight to storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson for a check on your forecast. one last hot day, veronica? >> yes. it's a warm friday morning right now with lots of sunshine across the area. a pretty beautiful start to our day. 79 is the temperature now. look at some of the other spots.
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that's what happened when i was president. we need to keep going with his plan. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. captions paid for by nbc-universal television congratulations, everybody. you made i to try day friday. a big week with everybody back to school, back to work and everything else here in the fall. >> yes, the fall has kind of begun. this is an interesting story we are starting. with when your kids lose their teeth and put them under their pillow. how much money do you put under the pillow for them? how much would you put if your child lost a tooth?
apparently there is an average. the average cost of a tooth is now 3 bucks, $3. >> that surprises me a little with times so tough for people. >> when you lost a tooth, how much? >> i always gave the kids -- i don't remember how much. i gave them more for their first tooth. >> when you were a kid, do you remember getting money under your pillow? >> a quarter. but that was in the 1880s when a quarter meant something. >> some parents do go crazy and leave big bills, 10 bucks, 20 bucks under the pillow for a tooth? that is ridiculous. you ruin it for the other kids and they go to school bragging. >> human nature is never going to change. soon as you accept that, you're going to be a happier person. >> you have 32 teeth and someone do the math. 32 times 3 is what? >> what? >> 96. so there. that's all i have to say.
>> did you need a calculator? >> i did. >> this is sad. you hear about kids, all those kids who allege lid cheated on the test about the introduction to congress. how perfect is that? anyway, this is upsetting. this best-selling author who has been posting positive reviews on amazon.com now is posting great reviews -- >> r.j. elroy. he is a crime writer. he wrote the novel, you may have read it "the simple act of violence." he wrote on his own amazon page like it came from someone else. he wrote "a modern masterpiece." >> we all think what we write is -- but he was outed by fellow crime writer jeremy dunne for
posting the review. it's one thing to put glowing reviews about yourself, but he posted negative reviews for his competitor. that's just not right. >> here is the thing. he confessed that he did it. he's guilty of it and that's it. >> he said the practice is very widespread among authors. get your friends to do it, you know? so at least it's -- don't do it yourself. >> you know what book i'm reading is so crazy good and it's been on the best-seller list forever? and i know i'm late. "killing lincoln." if they had all history books written like that, kids would devour them. john wilkes booth was an actor. he was a ryan gosling type like he was known but not everyone knew him. he at one point lunged at lincoln. the bodyguards said, i'm sorry, mr. booth, i didn't know it was
you. he was a celebrity and that's why he wanted to kill lincoln in his own house, fords theater, because that's where he performed. he hated all the stuff with the freeing of the slaves. >> i heard it's fantastic. >> it's being made into a movie, i think, with ridley scott. >> they should write all history books like that because you can't put it down. they could do it for every president, i bet. >> i was out in l.a. last week. i went over to roma downey. the darling irish actress from "touched by an angel." i had done that show a couple of times and loved her and we became friends. i ended up going to her beautiful home in malibu. she is married now to mark burnett who is a brilliant producer, "survivor" and other things. they are doing a 14-part series
called "the baseball. in "for the history channel. they said people don't realize how fascinating these stories are, whether you believe they actually happened or not is another question. but the stories themselves have everything. it's the real housewives of the old testament. it's got it all. >> all this stuff, all this history, it's amazing how relevant it is and how fascinating it still is. >> scandalous is what it still is. >> "scandalous." >> i want to invite everydy. if you happen to be in new york this weekend. i never hosted this before, but i'm going to this year. it's called broadway on broadway, this sunday on times square. it is free. doesn't cost you a thing. it's at 1 1:30 a.m. you can see performances. come to times square and see performances of new broadway shows including "scandalous,"
and "mama mia" and "once." i'll see you there. >> i'll do a drive by. i'll say hi and then i'll be gone. >> you're like the road runner. >> i'm there and i'm gone. here is something restaurants are considering that may upset you. when it is peak time to eat, 7:00, 8:00. >> people peak at different times. >> let's pretend it's the hot time for a table. many restaurants are considering raising your prices for a meal at that time. the same steak you buy at 5:30 will cost you more if you buy it at 8:00 at night because they want to clear those tables and keep people moving. >> i get it. >> many places have the early bird special which means you get a less expensive meal earlier. now they are thinking about raising the prices for a meal later in the evening. >> jim neary would never do that. >> no. >> there are new york restaurants that will not do that. the one we don't like as much is
the trend they are starting to keep logs about you. >> you walk in -- they know ms. gifford likes her water sparkling. they go hi, welcome, here is your stable. she'll have sparkling water and chardonnay. >> some pinot. >> and they record them. what they also record is if you're a good tipper. >> i'm not afraid of that. frank gifford is the best tipper in the world. >> what if frank gifford had the worst waiter in the world. >> he still would. i wouldn't. ion't think you should condone bad behavior. >> then it may be in your log when you walk in as the bad tipper. so they may put you at a crummy table in the back by the kitchen. >> i as a consumer may never go back to that restaurant. ultimately, the customer has to be right. there is a way to serve your customers. i like knowing there are certain places we go that they know the table you like. i've been writing for the past
year. i haven't told you this. a little musical. it's like a 90-minute review called "table at neary's" about all the people who go to neary's pub where frank and i were first married and the story of the different people who go to the same table every day and have the same thing. it's such a slice of humanity. >> when do you have time? what are you doing? >> i don't right now. john mcdaniel has been writing the music for it. wonderful friend, a great composer. it's fun. jimmy neary is going to tap dance on the table. he's going to be 82 september 14th. >> happy birthday. here are your most hated pet names for women when your husband, boyfriend call you these names. the top five, baby girl. baby doll. >> ding. >> snookums. >> ding. >> sweet cheeks. >> babe.
i like babe. >> i love "babe" the movie about the pig. >> i don't like sweet cheeks. anything that sounds fat, i don't like. >> you don't have an ounce of anything anywhere on you. >> where are the other names? there were names we don't like food names. women also don't like being called muffin, baby cakes, genoa i said, puddin, pumpkin and pickle. >> those are all names for babies. we knew it was a boy, but we didn't have a name yet. we had to study for lamaze. we called the baby puddin till the baby came. that is a cute name for a baby. >> what do you call frank? >> hot. >> yeah. >> breakfast, lunch and dinner. >> bobbie thomas is not with us
today. she is in hawaii. she is going to come back because we love her. >> bring home a lea for us, honey. >> hey. >> don't you like your hawaiian leas. >> time for your friday funny. >> have you ever heard the saying marriage is like a deck of cards? >> no. >> in the beginning all you need is two hearts and a diamond. by the end you wish you had a club and a spade. i don't write them, folks. i'm the dumb schmuck who says them. >> we are going back to college. >> we've been asking you to send in your tweets to klg&hodau. we've been getting lots and lots of people who want us to come to their colleges. >> nobody parties like we do, baby. >> exactly. we want videos and pictures and stuff. sara, what is happening on the
college front? >> she wants to experience the s.e.c. where football games are more of a social event. louisiana state university, lsu, no one knows tailgating and football better than the south. come to where we have hurricane parties and mardi gras. and this video from a sorority at creighton university in nebraska. take a look at this. >> being kathie lee and hoda. we love you so much. we love you kathie lee and hoda! we watch you every morning. >> nebraska is so great. >> we love you kathie lee and hoda. can't wait to see you!
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there is no telling what a man or woman might do. like my second husband said or was it my third? there's no shame in enjoying the finer things in life but best to enjoy them one at a time. >> who is better than you? s you are having way too much fun. you should be arrested. how much fun is it? when they came to you with this concept. >> i have never done this kind of thing before. i never hosted anything before. >> that surprises me. >> i've also never done a lot of voiceover before. this whole thing is brand-new territory to me, challenging fun, and sadly when "all my children" was canceled, i thought going forward, what i want to do is something i've never done. wanted to be excited about it. and know i was in good hands.
when henry shleiss called. >> he's awesome. he showed me a scene and yes, this is it. >> these are true stories, affairs and murders. >> exactly. >> people are fascinated by that. >> they are. there is a website of addicts of investigation and discovery because they are addicted. to i.d.'s credit they are pushing the envelope saying we are great. let's see where we can go now. this is a whole new way of hosting the crime show. crime, total reenactment, actual crimes of passion, triangles that go wrong. i'm hosting as a character. not erica cain, but a nod to the character. >> jackie colins-ish. >> i'm on location and doing costume changes and doing the narration of the story in the
voice of that character. the writing is so clever. >> it's a serious topic. what's interesting is walking the line between having fun. >> thank you, hoda. we are not. that's the first thing i asked about. the comments and the character is all about relationships between men and women or whoever and that's of course the thing i think that is so fascinating. that they tell such good stories. this is really a commentary on the relationship part. when we talk about the victims, of course, there is nothing funny at all. >> but these stories are not about the murder, they are about the marriage. some people get lost in the crime portion, but it's about all the relationships. >> which is why i think people are so fas fascinated by this. you get the peek behind the closed doors and you see the person punished for the crime. >> look what's happening here. >> that old saying, divorce never, murder, i think about it
every day. >> do you miss "all my children?" do you think about it all the time or move past that? >> "all my children" went off the air just about a year ago. it's taken me an entire year. i've been going through a mourning process. it's a loss and i miss "all my children" family. my friends, my colleagues, in the trenches. >> you worked with the same crew for years. >> here in new york and we moved to l.a. the last two years of the shoot. you don't expect that twice in your lifetime. so another fabulous group. what i'm happy about here in new york and shooting "deadly affairs" here in new york, i have my new york team with me, hair, make-up many in new york. >> how about that hunky husband? >> he's hunky as ever. >> how many years? >> also 41. we were married about three weeks before i got the call to audition for erica cain. >> you know way hate about you,
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it is time for 3-2-1 live with sara haines hanging with the crowd at the nbc experience store. >> what have you got? >> first up, we've got rafaelus from canada. >> what is your favorite broadway musical? >> well, what could that be? there is one we heard of that hasn't come out called "scandalous." that's an upcoming one. >> "once" we enjoyed this last season. jimmy, help us? >> "once" is good. >> i'm hearing nice things about a show called "chaplin" if you're interested in the likes of charlie chaplin. or it's soon. "scandalous" opens on october 13th for previews. next up, a fashion question from emily from texas. >> hi, since it's new york fashion week, we wanted to ask y'all what is your must-have accessory for the fall? >> why don't you go first?
>> i'm terrible to ask this year. i'm not shopping or anything. what i usually like to do is go over to saks fifth avenue on the 8th floor and get two new great pairs of shoes for fall. you don't need a lot, but maybe one or two pairs of shoes to spruce up an older wardrobe. i like to do that. i won't have time. what about you? >> i wear the same dresses over and over, as you know. >> really? >> i care more about the jewelry portion. it's the same dress with different earrings. >> jen miller has gorgeous stuff. >> thank you. >> thanks, guys. >> middleton does it, why can't my hodawoman. >> that's it? >> thanks. we'll find out if your kitchen is making you sick. >> fashion emergencies.
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we are back on this try day friday with more of "today." is your kitchen making you sick? >> you may be shocked to learn where your cooking and cleaning habits fall short. here to quiz us is deputy editor of "prevention" magazine. >> kitchen dos or don'ts. store boxes of rice and cereal from their original packaging. >> don't. wait. what is the question? >> leave it in the box. >> i say leave it alone. >> i say don't. put it in a zip top. >> this is a kitchen don't
exactly. >> buggies and things. >> i put mine in the fridge. >> why didn't you say that? >> it wasn't an option. >> instead of baggies use plastic so you don't leech chemicals into your food. do or don't, keep your sponge upright in the holder? >> what holder? >> we know this is problematic to begin with. i say throw it out. >> i would say upright. >> me, too. >> let it breathe and air dry completely. >> like some other things. >> every couple of days you need to sterilize it in the microwave for 30 seconds or the dishwasher. or throw it away and get a new one. >> they are not that expensive. there is so much bacteria there. >> cutting board. >> kitchen do or don't. hand wash your plastic cutting board after reusing it. >> as opposed to putting it in
the dishwasher? >> hand wash it? >> i would say hand wash it really well. >> ding. it's a kitchen don't. >> ha, ha, ha. >> dishwasher or more boiling water. the temperature is much higher. >> what is the score? >> i don't know. >> go on. >> kitchen do or don't. defrost poultry, fish or meat in the fridge. >> do. i say do. what do you say? >> i say do that, too. >> you're right. if you need to speed up the process, run under cold water in the sink. >> what about warm water? >> no. another meat question. kitchen do or don't. defrost meats on the top shelf of the fridge. >> don't. >> it's the coldest on the top,
but it can drip down. >> nasty. >> store leftover beverages in the fridge. if you take a few sips. >> definitely. >> no. >> this is a kitchen don't. you're right, you're wrong. germs from your mouth can breed bacteria even in the fridge and that makes you sick. >> how long are you leaving the can in the fridge? >> being kitchen do or don't. wash your produce soon as you get home. >> no. that's a don't. >> why? >> i know it's a don't. >> you're right. mold and other microbes grow in the fridge. you need to wash them right before you cook them. >> what is the score? >> is this a tiebreaker? >> no. there are two more. >> kitchen do or don't. leave meals warming on the stove or in the oven. your husband is running late.
>> it seems perfectly fine to do, but it's counterintuitive. >> i say the stove. >> do neither actually. bacteria can grow up to 135 degrees fahrenheit. if it's more than two hours keep it in the fridge. >> i got that one, too. >> we don't know what the score is. >> let's go to the lemons. >> they are here all the time. >> it's imaginary. >> should you allow pets in your kitchen? >> i want to hear what this one says. >> yes. >> i say the answer is no. that's the tie-breaking winning answer. >> this is a don't. you would be horrified if you saw a kitchen in a restaurant. they have bacteria all over their mouths. >> we love you. thank you. >> what is the prize? you didn't come with a prize? >> i didn't come with a prize. >> here it comes. we're ready. where is it? where is it? >> it's the lemons.
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it is time to ask lou, our favorite home repairman with those pesky problems around the house. >> lou manfredini is the host of the syndicated show "house smart". >> we don't care what anyone says, we think you're awesome. >> thank you. what do they say? >> lesley says, i cannot afford to put in new wood cabinets in my kitchen. any idea how to renew them? >> this is an awesome secret of the antique world i discovered years ago. i've given this tip a lot. it's a product from california called howard's restore a finish.
it works terrifically well on kitchen cabinets. they say don't ruin our doors. i'm going to make it look better. neutral, this is a cherry. quadruple zero steel wool. the more zeros, the finer the wool. you take a little and go with the grain nice and easily. don't scratch. what you're doing is giving your wood a facial. you go back and forth with the grain, a little back and forth. watch when i wipe this away how nice this looks. you get a heat ring on a dining room table, you do this and it takes it right away. >> howard's restore a finish. different colors. very good. >> what is the best solution to use for hair being clogged in the shower drain. >> we had that the other day. had to call a guy in. >> your number one clog is with hair, whether it's in the shower drain or vanity.
take the stopper out. when you go underneath your sink, this makes the stopper go up and down. all you have to do is loosen this little tab right here. pull it off. this drain pulse out. >> i would be afraid i couldn't put it back. >> it's easy. we put hair in there. this is called the drain clog. greatest invention ever i didn't invent. it has velcro on the end and a piece of wire, be for crying out loud. put inside the drain in your sink or bathroom. pull it down in there. you're going to be amazed and disgusted all in one. it looks like a mouse. this is reusable. most people say i'm going to throw this away. just clean it. a $4 item. will somebody take this? there we go. >> our next one. there is an odor coming from my bathroom sinks. i tried baking soda, peroxide,
boiling water didn't help. >> there is a trap that holds water so you don't hear the sewer gas. i pour all this stuff down there. bacteria forms outside of the drain above the water. take a little pine sol. >> i love the smell. >> i do, too. this is a pipe brush. push it down in the drain and scrub it up and down. cleaning those sides. this takes two seconds. this will be all dirty. this is the tooth paste and washing your face, it goes on the sides there. that's where the odor comes from. >> it's gum on the sides. >> you're gross. >> i just moved into a new house that has an old thermostat. can i change it to a digital thermostat easily or does it require a pro? >> it's very easy. this is a more traditional one and programmable. this is what people need to know. by installing a programmable thermostat and using it to
manipulate the temperature, you can save up to 20% on your energy bills. >> as opposed to keeping it at the same temperature? >> when you take this off the wall, you're going to see this is the base plate. the wires come through here. what you can't see, there are letters, a w, a "y", "n." you correspond those to this. snap it back in place. you need a masters degree to program it. i'm kidding. to put the wires on it is easy. manipulating that temperature, you'll save money and be more comfortable. this does the temperature within one degree. >> thank you, lou manfredini. >> who is better than lou? >> nobody! are you ready for a wardrobe malfunction? [ female announcer ] introducing yoplait greek 100.
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for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. we are back on this try day friday with "today's style." everything you need for a fashion emergency. >> for removing stains and mending something on the go for something for the man in your life. jill martin, contributor to "today" and "us weekly." >> and author. >> we are starting with a vest starting at $50. you work out during the day. i'll start with me. i'm in this jacket. then i'm a little hot so i take my jacket off and become a vest. and then i don't feel like stopping home so i have all my things in all the pockets. it is like having your wallet and purse in your jacket. >> i like that. that is great. >> starting at $50. this is such a good-looking
jacket with a valet. they have tons of options. i like that for people who like to be hands-free. >> that would be great for tourists. i've got my belt thing. >> these two-for-one. they're leggings and they become tights. this comes out, you see? it unfolds and goes right into a foot here. you see? >> no. it comes from a legging and becomes a tight. there is a footy in it. >> like footy pajamas. >> it's a tight and leggings. >> it slides in. >> we are wasting time. >> $38 to $50. this is to hold your tablet if you have a kindle and could double as a clutch. if you're going from the office and out at night. this, if you have an ordinary
belt and need to spruce it up, you could buy a letter and slide it on your strap. >> cute. >> this they are doing special for fashion week. $2.95. it has everything here. pit stains, no pockets, nip slips, ring around the collar. it fits right in your purse. >> smart. >> your key chain or purse. it's rose. $10. >> that smells pretty. >> that will take you from day to night, lotion and perfume. i love that as a small scent. traveling hopefully. this is travel packets, but it's shampoo and conditioner. it's just like this. >> you can take it on a plane. >> your carry-on ills 3 ounces. >> exactly. it's fabulous. it comes like this. it's a foundation, which is the bottom. then a concealer on top. >> cool. >> and it comes with a brush.
>> i need that for tonight. >> where are you going? >> it's none of your business. i'll tell you on monday. >> duality make-up. there is a nail polish, then a nail file inside. then remover. >> wow. that is so great. >> that is so clever. >> this is if you -- feel these. these are disposable personalized place mats. in your kitchen, if you're having a dinner party with kids and want them to be fun, this is great. $40 success. these are for wayward collars. there is a magnet underneath. you put it in and it snaps. this is for your man's fashion emergency. they also have really fun -- you can use them for women. >> you did it.
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we are back with getting fit with kathie lee and hoda. if you can't find the time to work out, you don't have to choose between the gym and laundry. >> how to burn extra calories is personal trainer christine lucita. these are the kinds of exercises one of our producers who shall remain nameless joanne la marcus does around the house. >> so we can combine these things. >> i'll show how to clean and get lean. this is a fun one.
this is a creative way to get a leg workout and clean floor. >> what are these shoes? >> these are dusting slippers. we are going side skate with the legs all at the same time. five in each direction. good. clean that floor. and switch. >> where do you buy these shoes? >> you can buy online and anywhere. they are just a lot of fun. let's do the back lung and clean that floor. make it shine like the top of that chrysler building. there you go. >> i like that. >> right on to the floor. here we go. we all want to work our inner thighs. let's scissor our legs. three more. >> you all right? let's move up to the vacuum.
two things i don't like, cleaning and working out. >> you're vacuuming. we just start off by a basic lung. you can put them on your legs. start off with a lunge. i put a weight on there to get more of an upper body workout. another great way to work your major muscle groups, lunge. >> let's go to the next thing. this is a great fun way to be creative. fold your laundry and get a strong core all at the same time. >> you need to fold the laundry. >> i'm watching. >> sit down, cinderella. >> grab your laundry. lean back. here we go. we are going to fold the laundry. >> are you kidding me? >> we all are. you want to get sexier.
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