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good morning. breaking news. now yemen, protesters stormed the u.s. embassy there this morning amid a new wave of anti-american protests in the middle east. this after that deadly violence at the u.s. consulate in libya. this morning, questions about whether that was a spontaneous uprising or a coordinated terror attack. who is -- the police officer caught on camera grabbing a 77-year-old woman from her car after a traffic stop. >> get out of the car, lady! >> but did her behavior moments earlier leave the officer with no other choice?
and ryan seacrest talks to justin bieber in what could be his most revealing interview yet today, thursday, september 13th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television and good morning. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer, and we're following breaking news once again this morning. let's take a look at these live images from cairo where security forces are clashing with demonstrators. it's near the u.s. embassy and it's happening for a second straight day. this after angry protesters made it on to the grounds of the embassy in yemen's capital city overnight. >> there are reports that the perimeter of the compound there was breached and american flags burned. but we're told order has now been restored at the embassy in
yemen. meantime, a u.s. warship has arrived off the libyan coast. a second is expected to arrive in the coming days. and overnight, president obama called the presidents of both libya and egypt to talk about the response to the violence there. >> meanwhile, flags flying at half staff at u.s. government buildings around the world for the four victims of the attack on the consulate in benghazi, libya, including ambassador chris stevens. and mitt romney taking heat from members of his own party for his criticism of the statement from the u.s. embassy in cairo following the initial demonstration there. this morning, we'll hear what president obama has to say about that. and we'll get reaction from republican senator john mccain. we want to get right to nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. i'm now overlooking cairo's famous tahrir square, where the
protests were taking place. now a very different scene. there was an anti-american demonstration also clashes underway. in the corner there, that is the street that leads to the united states embassy. and for the last hour or so, we've been seeing egyptian security guards firing tear gas at protesters trying to keep them away from the embassy walls. a very similar scene going -- taking place right now in the city of yemen in the capital of yemen, where protesters even managed to breach the compound walls. >> reporter: another assault on a u.s. embassy, this time in yemen. protesters threw stones at the embassy walls in the capital. they climbed the gate, set fire, and raised posters denouncing a once obscure u.s.-based internet movie that portrays the prophet mohammed. personnel in yemen were reportedly moved to a secure
location. in cairo, more clashes, but this time, it's egyptian security pushing back. they fired tear gas to drive protesters away from the u.s. embassy in cairo. and the new egyptian president rejected violence against u.s. diplomats in a televised statement and said he told that to president obama in a phone call this morning. wednesday night in an interview with telemundo, the president was asked if the new regime in egypt is an ally. >> i don't think that we would consider them an ally, but we don't consider them an enemy. they are a new government that is trying to find its way. they were democratically elected. >> reporter: in egypt where these demonstrations started, the anger appears to have been spontaneous as hard-line muslims were outraged by the anti-islamic internet video.
libya was an altogether different story. that was an on commando assault with mortars and rpgs on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the attackers fought gun battles with u.s. and libya personnel for five hours until the u.s. ambassador and others were dead. the attack appeared too well organized to have been entirely spontaneo spontaneous. the libyan government profusely apologized. now washington is hunting the militants responsible. al qaeda cells in libya are a likely target. al qaeda recently threatened retaliation against the u.s. for its killing last summer of al qaeda's second in command, a libyan militant. intelligence officials suggest killing u.s. ambassador chris stevens in benghazi may have been al qaeda's response. a shock to the state department and his friends. >> we've lost really a great statesman. we've lost one of the highest
quality people that anyone could ever know. >> as coffins of the american personnel were loaded on a train in tripoli, outside the white house a candle light vigil to honor the dead amid promises of delivering justice. >> reporter: the clashes in front of the u.s. embassy here are somewhat sporadic. they will have moments of intensity and then die down. they could become significantly worse tomorrow. there are also nationwide demonstrations to denounce any kind of american anti-islamic stance. those demonstrations have been endorsed by the political party of the egyptian president. matt? >> all right, richard engel in cairo for us this morning. thank you very much. michael is an nbc terrorism and national security analyst. he's also the former director of the u.s. national counterterrorism center. michael, good to see you. good morning. >> good morning, matt. >> it seems now unlikely that
the situation in benghazi, libya was some kind of a spontaneous protest over that internet film. it seems much more likely it was a well-planned military-style terrorist attack. give me your thoughts on that. >> i think that's probably right, matt. the way in which these weapons were used, small arms, rocket-propelled grenades. and also once there was resistance, the attackers kept coming for many hours. this really does suggest these were organized militants. now, whether or not they were simply taking advantage of the disruption that was being caused by other protests, how long it was actually planned, what the actual motivation was, it's hard to know. but this really does look different from what we've seen in cairo and today in yemen. >> that's the real point, isn't it? in cairo, the protesters showed up with anti-american banners, and in libya, showed up with small automatic weapons and rocket propelled grenades. >> the common theme here,
there's obviously a serious undercurrent of anti-americanism in this region. and with the arab awakening, it's become much easier for that to be expressed. and we are so incredibly reliant on the security of the host nation. their security forces to push back on this and secure our people. but there is this added element in libya, which clearly was organized and intended to kill rather than just a protest. >> well, let me ask you, the president has pledged that justice will be carried out in libya. but given the fact that country has gone through and is still in some ways going through such dramatic change, what are our intelligence abilities and capabilities in that country? >> it's a very difficult environment for us to operate there. we have many agencies there. the department of defense, obviously the intelligence community, the cia and others who will do their best to figure out where this might have come from. the fbi will also go over and do a forensic examination. and with that, we'll start to get indications of who might have been responsible. but ultimately, we still are
going to be very reliant on the government of libya. and thankfully, they have said and done all the right things thus far to pursue this and also secure our institutions in the future. >> thanks for your perspective this morning. i appreciate it. >> my pleasure, good to see you. >> you too. it's 7:09, here's savannah. thanks. senator john mccain was a key advocate for early u.s. intervention in libya and a friend of chris stevens. good morning. >> good morning. >> do you believe that ambassador stevens was the intended target of terrorists? >> i do. i think the indications of how this attack was carried out clearly indicate that's the case. and i'd remind you, savannah, that they just went through a very bloody conflict and there's thousands of weapons in libya. they have a very weak government. this is their first experiment in democracy. the al qaeda elements are throughout the country. their borders are poor, and it
makes for a difficult situation. but our genuine american hero, chris stevens, i was with him on election day on july 7th in libya. and they voted for a moderate government, not an islamic government. the majority of the libyan people are not the kind of people that attacked the u.s. embassy yesterday. >> i know, senator, that chris stevens was a friend of yours. he did not seek out the cushy assignments, what would you want people to know about him? >> well, i think the american people should know he risked his life daily as our representative in benghazi during the conflict that eventually overthrew qadhafi. he had a keen sense of humor, he loved his country, he loved the libyans. and i want to assure you that the last thing chris stevens would want for us to do today is withdraw because democracy does have a chance in libya. and that was his goal. >> let me ask you about the
politics of this. this is one way into the presidential campaign. in the early hours of this, the embassy in cairo issued a statement trying to distance itself from that anti-muslim film. they said they condemned the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of muslims. mitt romney, the republican presidential candidate seized on that and accused the obama administration of basically apologizing for american values. let's set aside the substance of those remarks for a moment. let me ask you about the timing. was it correct for mitt romney to seize on that political opportunity at a moment when the u.s. ambassador had been killed? >> well, first of all, the statement as i understand it was issued before the news of libya came up. it was a very weak statement on the part of -- if you read it in its entirety on the part of the embassy that does speak for the united states of america. they later withdrew it as the violence escalated there.
but what this is all about is american weakness. and the president's inability to lead and iraq is dissolving, our relations with israel are at a tension point. he -- i'd like to see the president of the united states speak up once for the 20,000 people that are being massacred in syria. >> it sounds like you -- >> -- the essence of the american leadership in the region is very weak. i'm saying that the statement that was made about the statement that was made by the u.s. embassy was a very weak statement and an object proof of that is they withdrew that statement and changed it later on. they speak for the united states of america. >> let me play for you president obama's response to mitt romney on telemundo. >> i have observed that there's a tendency to shoot before you aim as i pointed out. and that as president, my obligation is to focus on
security for our people and not having ideological arguments on a day when we are mourning the loss of outstanding, outstanding folks who have served our country very well. >> senator mccain, understanding that you do agree generally with what mitt romney said, did he miss the moment, did he misread the moment at a time when an ambassador was killed, it's a time to set aside politics. >> it's always a time to set aside politics, but the foreign policy is conducted by this president who opposed the surge, by the way. and now with the loss of so many american lives that we're -- in the words of the general, we won the war in iraq and we're losing peace. the situation with iran is such that the president of the united states will not even set deadlines. there is a belief in the middle east that the united states is weak and withdrawing and that's why you're seeing various countries and their leaders
reacting. because they have to live in the neighborhood and they believe the united states is leaving. and this leadership is in a vacuum. and why the president of the united states won't help these syrians that are being massacred as we speak is beyond comprehension. >> well, senator john mccain, it's good to get your perspective. and our condolences on the loss of your friend, the ambassador. >> thank you. let's get a check of the rest of the top stories of the morning. natalie's standing by at the news desk with a new do. >> good morning, matt and savannah. good morning. a u.s. military strike on iran would likely spark a major war in the middle east. this according to a new report from former military and government officials. the assessment finds that iran would retaliate directly and through its allies and says an effective military operation in iran would be more demanding than the wars in iraq and afghanistan combined. this year's outbreak of the west nile virus is on track to be the deadliest ever. cases of the mosquito-bourn
illness have jumped since last week, but the centers of the disease control says the worst of the outbreak has likely past. some 118 people have died from the virus so far this year. the teachers strike in chicago has dragged on into its fourth day. both the union and school district negotiators say they're making progress as talks resume this morning. now let's head to wall street. mary thompson's at the new york stock exchange. all eyes, once again, on the fed. >> that's right. focused on washington because the federal reserve concludes a two-day policy-making meeting today. and it's expected to launch a new bond-buying program and it's stimulating the economy by keeping interest rates low. the fed's efforts come amid concerns of the sluggish pace of the economic recovery even though the stock market continues its march higher. yesterday the dow closed at a 4 1/2 year high. back to you. >> thanks. well, starting next week, mcdonald's will add calorie counts to all of its menu boards with 14,000 locations nationwide.
the fast food giant will become the largest chain to post nutritional information in a bid to help make customers make healthier choices. but if you think the big mac has the most calories on the menu, think again, it's the mcflurry with m&ms at 650 calories per serving. that is going to pack a punch, all right. now back over to matt, savannah, and al. >> it's going to pack a punch. >> get it with the reese's pieces. much better. >> well, we've got this front slowly making its way to the east. you can see all this rain stretching from texaseast. the rain is stretching from texas up to o claire, wisconsin. rainfall amounts, some areas picking up four inches of rain. most of that concentrated into oklahoma. that's what's going on in the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> it is chilly. it's more humid as well.
i'm storm 4 meteorologist tom kierein. it's in the low 50s throughout the region including west virginia and virginia. by noontime, into the 70s, near 80 by afternoon. here is the four-day forecast. more of the same on friday. maybe and that's your latest weather. matt? >> al, thank you. apple's much awaited new iphone is finally here. the lightest and thinnest ever, but is it everything users were hoping for? jon fortt is in an apple store in palo alto, california. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. shoppers have more high-end smartphone choices than ever this fall with new phones launching from google and samsung in the past month. but yesterday, it was apple's turn. >> we're going to introduce iphone 5. >> reporter: after weeks of
anticipati anticipation, speculation, and hype, here it is. >> it is an absolute jewel. >> reporter: apple's new smartphone, the iphone 5, lighter, thinner, taller, than previous versions. >> we've updated every aspect of iphone 5. everything has been enhanced, reengineered, redesigned over iphone 4s. >> reporter: the phone is apple's first with 4g-lte, and a brand new mapping program apple ditching google maps for their own. >> in 700 feet, the destination is on your right. >> i can zoom in or tap to rezoom. maybe from 20 feet away, it doesn't look much different, but when you hold it in your hand, touching is believing. >> reporter: new phone, new connector as you can see. it's smaller allowing more features to fit inside the newer phone. a new connector also means all of those accessories iphone users already own won't work with the iphone 5. >> well, we're creating a bunch of accessories to help you with that. this is a 30-pin to lightning
adapter and works just like you'd expect. you can plug your 30-pin cable into it and into your iphone 5. >> analysts predict apple will sell well over 40 million units by the end of the year. maybe up to 200 million units by the end of next year. a potential boost to the u.s. economy. >> this is going to be huge. in a year, about 1 in every 5 people, we estimate in the u.s. is going to be using an iphone 5. that could add close to 1% to our overall gdp. >> apple has sold more than 244 million iphones since its debut in 2007. but with samsung narrowly leading the market in overall smartphone sales, apple's hoping 5 is the magic number. >> reporter: lots of tough competition out there for the iphone 5 this season, but hey, when apple does a big launch like this, their iphone is still the one to beat. now we're looking to see if apple also releases the mini ipad by the holiday season, matt. >> all right, jon fortt, thank
you very much. what's your favorite feature on the iphone 5? head to today.com and we'll share the results next hour. i can tell you how it's going to go in terms of who here will buy the iphone 5. we'll all say no, and he'll show up with it and we'll all go, oh, i've got to have one of those. >> except for the connector, i'm surprised you don't have it yet. >> i think they should have gone with the mini -- the usb -- >> they're going to get it. >> probably. >> he's already ordered it. >> well, moving on. how would you like to be walking down the street and have fistfuls of cash roll your way? not too bad. it happened in los angeles during a bizarre and dangerous high-speed chase. >> it all began when four armed men held up a bank and they fled in a stolen suv. now, as police closed in, two of the suspects started dumping money, seemingly to cause problems for their pursuers. >> reporter: cops, robbers, and plenty of cash.
>> okay. up on the sidewalk. >> reporter: not a hollywood blockbuster, just a highly unusual crime scene. wednesday in south los angeles, police chased a vehicle with four suspected bank robbers at speeds reaching 110 miles per hour. >> oh, wow. look. >> reporter: as many as a dozen cruisers jumped in pursuit. the real surprise was the money. for reasons known only to them, the suspects rolled down the windows and started tossing out cash. >> whoa, look at that. >> reporter: with the chase playing out live on tv, it didn't take long for people to start lining the streets, waiting for a passing windfall, rushing for the dollars they created a human obstacle course for the pursuing officers. >> this is really crazy. >> reporter: more than an hour after it began, the money trail and the pursuit came to an end. a vehicle pulled in front of the suspects and they were taken into custody. but the lure of free money had drawn a crowd. >> we want money! >> this is a mob scene.
>> reporter: hundreds of spectators swarmed in, some, perhaps, looking for a stray bill. >> he's a robin hood for me. >> reporter: additional officers were called to the scene and soon order and good citizenship were restored. >> i'm told that several people have come up with a little bit of money they picked up on the street, 20s and singles and were looking for a place to turn that in. >> everyone was saying take the money and run. but no, it's not my money. i didn't work for this money. and i came to the station and said, you know what? here's the money i found on the street. >> reporter: during the chase, police took a gps position every time money left the vehicle. they know where to look for it and with the cameras rolling, they have a good start on tracking down anyone who might still be holding on to those stolen bills. >> and all four suspects are now in custody. police are urging anyone who scooped up cash to turn it in. >> good luck with that, right? >> what do you think? what percentage do you think they'll get back?
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7:30 now on a thursday morning, september 13th, 2012. >> oh, come on. >> the sound in the audience, it's good taste. and that is "i'm not in love." natalie, do you even remember this? >> i know this song. yes, i do remember this. >> what year? >> i'm guessing '77. >> '75. >> not far off. >> "big boys don't cry." >> big boys don't cry. >> what a nice selection. >> sorry for being shocked. a little bit shocked.
>> anyway, more music throughout the morning. >> we're going to continue hearing it. >> is zz top on the list? >> no, didn't make the play list. >> the window into matt's soul, a disturbing place. anyway, just ahead, a "today" exclusive, ryan seacrest sitting down with justin bieber for a revealing interview, including where does he see his career going from here? and the latest on the duke and duchess' tour of asia. kate delivered her first international speech. we'll hear from her. what you can do have if you have had a real estate deal derailed by a bad appraisal. >> a lot of people going through that. but we're going to begin more with that anti-islamic film playing a role in the violence in the middle east. it was shot in a studio in duarte, california. and that's where mike taibbi is this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: one question, was there really a completed film? all anybody's seen so far is an
amateurist 14-minute trailer posted on the internet in english and later in arabic. and by the way, after screening it, nbc news has decided not to broadcast any of it. who is the mystery man behind the film? and did any of the actors know what kind of film they were making? >> reporter: the film was supposedly going to be titled "desert warrior" described in last summer's casting call as a desert adventure film. but instead of an adventure film, the video, some of which was shot here and retitled innocence of muslims is a non-stop sequence of insults and vulgar claims against islam and the prophet mohammed. >> if they're depicting mohammed in negative terms, i could see about any muslim to be insulted. very much like if you depict, for example, jesus christ in very negative terms, most
devoted christians would be alienated. >> reporter: in that casting call sheet, the producer is listed as sam bassiel. but a key motive behind the film is spokesman steven klein. klein has led anti-islamic protests and leafletting campaigns and has an internet show called "wake up america" on a christian website the way. in the same building where the video was shot. klein said he is a pseudonym for the producer who came to him for help. >> and knew that i wouldn't back down, i wasn't afraid to tell the truth on this stuff. >> reporter: but two of the film's actors say the film makers were never truthful with them. one provided nbc with what he said were pages from the screen play to show the name mohammed and the most offensive lines were not in the original script and all were dubbed in later. another said the cast was misled completely about what the film would depict.
>> when i first saw the trailer, i was like confused. and i thought, what did he do to this movie, you know? it was supposed to be something different. >> reporter: steven klein voiced neither regrets or apologies. but hate speech monitors have had klein on their radar for years. >> steven klein has been involved with extreme groups that are anti-muslim and portray themselves as pro christian. particularly those that he believed are protecting the united states from a third jihad. >> reporter: well, one of the actresses told us she's in fear now and ready to sue if she can figure out whom to sue. and one of the actors said if any of us had any idea what the film was going to portray, probably all of us would've walked off the set. >> thank you. now let's get a check of the weather from al. >> all right, savannah, thank you so much. we've got some changes going on. temperature wise, ahead of this front. look at these ead of this fronte temperatures up into the upper
80s. temperature anywhere from five to ten degrees above normal. behind the front, temperatures anywhere from five to 20 degrees below normal. big changes as you make your way through the plains. afternoon highs climb into the 80s and 90s along the eastern sea board. 60s and 70s in the pacific northwest. plenty of sunshine along the eastern sea board. beautiful day in the pacific northwest. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. another chilly morning. good morning. i'm tom kierein on this thursday morning under a clear sky. we are in the low and mid-50s. reagan national is 61. later today, climbing to near 80 by mid afternoon with lots of sun. a few clouds around. partly cloudy friday. up near 80 tomorrow afternoon. that front coming our way might trigger a sprinkle followed by a terrific
keep track of your weather, always check out the weather channel on cable or weather.com. matt? >> all right, al, thanks so much. now to what started out as a routine traffic stop and ended for the 77-year-old woman dragged from her car. and it was all caught on tape. natalie's here with that story. natalie? >> well, matt, this happened in texas. the elderly driver was pulled over for speeding, and when she refused to show a police officer her identification, he took action. >> caught you on my laser at 66 -- >> reporter: this video taken from the police officer's dash cam and also a small camera mounted on his uniform shows the officer after he pulled over 77-year-old lynn bedford for allegedly driving 66 miles per hour in a 50 miles per hour zone. again and again he asked her for her driver's license and insurance. >> just hurry up, i've got to go to the bathroom. >> i need to see a driver's license -- >> i have a bladder infection. >> driver's license and insurance, please. >> you listen to me. >> no, i want to see a driver's
license and insurance, then i'll listen to you. >> when bedford told the officer to wait, he gave her an ultimat ultimatum. >> i'll give it to you in a minute. >> i'll take you to jail. >> go ahead. >> six times the officer then directed bedford to get out of the vehicle. >> get out of the vehicle. step out of the vehicle. get out of the vehicle. get out of the vehicle. you want to play it this way. come on, get out of the vehicle. >> reporter: when bedford refused, the struggle escalated. >> you are hurting me. >> get out of the vehicle. >> i'm going to report you hurt me. >> okay. step out of the vehicle. step out of the vehicle! >> i will not. >> get out of the vehicle, lady. >> reporter: the officer called for backup and then forced bedford out of her suv. >> i need backup. get out of the car, lady. >> oh, oh -- >> you're under arrest. get out of the vehicle. put your hands behind your back, lady. >> the officer ticketed bedford for speeding and failure to identify herself.
>> have a seat right here. >> she was later released but has since hired a lawyer who said bedford has not decided whether she will file a lawsuit and that she was suffering from a medical condition when the officer overreacted. >> she was having urgent symptoms. the officer is not very interested in listening to what she has to say. she gets a little frustrated and then he just overwhelms her. that's what i see. and he goes from routine stop to ridiculous stop. >> you're under arrest. >> city officials reviewed the tape, they are standing by the sergeant. they say he asked bedford multiple times for her license and insurance and followed department policy for someone who refuses to provide identification, matt. >> and we want to know what our viewers think about this. do you think the officer acted appropriately? you can go to our website at today.com and actually give us your opinion. we'll give you the results of that coming up. and still ahead, an exclusive interview with justin
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first time? barbara is here to walk us through. and let's lay out the problem. how serious is this issue of low appraisals? is it hurting the recovery of the housing market? >> it's crippling the recovery. it's the largest single problem in the housing market right now. because when the appraisals are taken in low, 1 in 3 sales fall apart, the deal is never made. >> and to back up briefly, if the buyer and seller can agree on a price, but the bank is not going to give you a loan for that price if the appraisal comes in lower. >> you can have three or four people bidding on the house, but when that appraisal comes in lower, that deal is not going to get made usually because the buyer already feels like he doesn't want the house. and secondly, he can't get the right financing. >> it sinks the deal. >> certainly does. >> kiss of death. how do appraisers arrive at that? >> go back six months to a year and average out the last sales in that period of time for homes that are similar to yours. if you're in a rising market, which most of the cities in new york -- the cities in america are now in a rising market, what
happens is your house gets undervalued. >> seems like a vicious cycle because housing prices have been depressed if they're looking at comparable properties, they're going to get a lower appraisal. a lot of these are short sales or foreclosures. is it fair to compare those? >> it's a disaster when it's added up in the list of sales they're counting. and in some areas it makes sense like portions of florida or las vegas where typically there are so many short sales. but if you had a short sale nine months ago in your neighborhood and every sale has been high since, your appraisal value could drop by 10% or 15%. >> what's the reason here? are appraisers afraid? overworked? >> i think good intentions are the problem here. we had a lot of state and federal legislation put in rightfully to protect the consumer against appraises in collusion with lenders. but what happened is the market turned around, the legislation came out too late, and now local appraisers have been knocked out of the market and these giant appraisal houses are doing
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back now at 7:48 with the big moment for the duchess of cambridge. she's in the middle of a tour of the south pacific, and this morning, kate made her first overseas speech. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. you're right, this was a big day for kate. the crowd gathered here, well, they're just excited to see the duchess, they were excited to hear what she had to say. >> reporter: belting out a rousing chorus of the national anthem, these kindergarteners couldn't wait to see the duchess, neither could a young patient here who has leukemia. kate's support for hospice malaysia which provides care and relief for the terminally ill. but thursday, she did much more
than put in an appearance. >> william and i are hugely excited to be in malaysia. this is our first ever visit and i'm absolutely delighted to have been invited to join you all here at hospis malaysia. >> reporter: that spoke volumes about kate's growing confidence. on the heels of last year's trip to canada and california, royal watchers say the duchess had proved she was ready for the next big step. >> it has been wonderful meeting the patients, families, and all the staff here. you have given us the most wonderful welcome. >> reporter: the duchess chooses causes like hospis carefully aware her spotlight can spark a thousand points of light around the world. >> she's beautiful. and the fact that she's so warm-hearted and she comes across genuine and, you know, that she loves children. yeah, she's wonderful.
>> reporter: earlier thursday, before leaving singapore, the duke and duchess paid tribute to fallen british and commonwealth soldiers from world war ii at this cemetery. on this day, a focus not on what kate wore, but how she wears the mantle of royalty. a job in which a working lunch means dining with heads of state and high-profile events like thursday's appearance with the prime minister of malaysia are all in a day's work. >> reporter: and that continues tonight, the duke and duchess have dinner that is hosted by his majesty the king of malaysia. but judging from what we've seen so far, matt, kate will continue to wow them. >> all right. thank you very much. well, earlier we were talking about the iphone 5, we asked you to tell us what the new feature you liked the most. the 4-inch display, 37% of you liked. >> longer battery life, very
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now what that is -- >> i'm not sure. >> i do not know. you've got to get the song up to three on itunes. >> you've got to get your suit. >> they're mesmerized. >> it's going to be the event tomorrow. >> it is. we have another big announcement about music. >> speaking about music, remember when one direction was here back in march? remember what the plaza looked like that day? >> crazy. >> it was crazy. batten down the hatches, because they are coming back in november tod debut their brand new album. and we're making it a two-day event because they're so huge. it gets underway on tuesday, november 13th. mark your calendars. and guys, by the end of today, how many calls do you think you'll have on your voice mail from your friends asking can i bring my daughter? >> exactly. accompanied by a teenage squeal. ryan seacrest has a great
interview with justin bieber that's revealing and candid and shows a side of justin bieber a lot of us haven't seen until now. we'll see that in a few moments. and we've got the premiere of "saturday night live." it's coming up this weekend. seth myers is here, he's going to tell us what to expect. they've got three new cast members and a whole lot going on. we're going to check in with seth in a minute. let's go inside, natalie standing by at the news desk with all of the headlines. natalie? good morning, everyone. police in berlin say part of the u.s. consulate in berlin was evacuated this morning as a precaution after a man arrived with suspicious paperwork. up to three consulate staff members then complained about respiratory problems. the unidentified man was being questioned by german authorities. this as anti-american unrest escalates in the middle east this morning. protesters stormed the u.s. embassy in yemen's capital city. they set fires, they smashed windows outside the compound before breaking through the main gate.
the u.s. diplomatic personnel were moved to a secure location. an anti-islam film produced in the u.s. is being cited as the trigger for the violence. and that same internet film is blamed for inciting protests in egypt. meantime, the pentagon is sending two warships to the coast of libya where an armed attack on the u.s. consulate on tuesday killed four americans, including ambassador chris stevens. earlier on "today," john mccain said he faulted president obama's policy in the region. >> what this is all about is american weakness and the president's inability to lead. i'd like to see the president of the united states speak up once for the 20,000 people that are being massacred in syria. there's an absence of american leadership in the region and they are very weak. >> senator mccain was a key advocate of early u.s. intervention in libya and also a friend of murdered ambassador chris stevens. and now for a look at what
is trending today. what has you talking online. the new 2013 guinness book of world records is out, and these entries are a big deal online. there's the world's biggest biceps, larger than the average human head. look at that. also, zeus, the biggest great dane stands at 7'4" on his hind legs, towering over the kitty. and from chicago, the world's biggest hot dog, a 7-pound hearty size monster designed to feed 40 people. well, as you heard, "saturday night live" returns this week. executive producer lorne michaels says president obama will be played by jay ferrell. this is him doing his impression on youtube. >> i have to say that i really do like you. >> so is jay the right man for the job? or should it go to a popular vote? we're going to talk to seth
myers to ask him about that live coming up. and you knew this was coming. a bay area couple may be the first ones online with this style wedding video. take a look. ♪ ♪ sexy lady >> of course, as you heard, mr. gangnan style himself will join us friday live on "today." 8:05, let's go back outside to matt and savannah. >> did you really say is that on matt's playlist? >> she did. >> that's number four. >> no, that is way too current, let me tell you. mr. roker's got a check of the weather. >> i can't wait for the gangnan
style bar mitzvah. my mom used to play that. they still play canasta? oh, there you go. and then you can play let's check your weather to see what's going on. we have our pick city, for the meyers, florida, nbc 2. scattered showers and thunderstorms. high of 91 degrees. satellite radar you can see there's the front. i mean it's clear from minneapolis down to el paso. showers and thunderstorms through texas. rain spreading up to the central great lakes. portland, 89 degrees. hotter in portland than miami. temperatures in the upper 70s. got a birthday boy. what's your name? >> ben. >> happy birthday. like your hat. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> another cool morning.
i'm tom kierein. just past 8:00, it's in the mid-60s in washington and the bay. elsewhere, in the mid-50s. much of the region under clear skies. highs near 80. not a lot of humidity. tomorrow, highs near 80. a sprinkle friday night. the weekend is looking terrific. sunday afternoon, mid-70s. rain monday into tuesday. and we've got a brand new teenager. what's your name? >> ashley. >> ashley, happy birthday. had 13 today. anything special? >> i traveled to new york today. >> that's pretty special. happy birthday. mr. matt? >> thanks very much. when we come back, justin bieber tells ryan seacrest about the most romantic thing he's ever done. right after these messages.
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and do more of the business side. >> i remember being younger, 18 years old, having role models. >> yeah. >> people you look up to. people you admire. who are yours? >> i look up to michael jackson as far as being the ultimate entertainer. his music just has so much passion and emotion in it and i feel like i want that passion and emotion to be portrayed in my music the way he did. >> and you admire the moves, the style. >> is that your phone? >> yeah, it's my phone. i'm 18, i'm always texting. i've got girls texting me all the time. >> it's a moment like this that reminds you justin bieber is still a teen. and a moment like this, an impromptu performance for our crew that shows he's more than a teen sensation. justin bieber is maturing. no longer this kid. ♪ baby, baby oh >> but more like this young adult. >> i just don't want to be another teen heart throb.
because that just annoys me to think that's what people will think of me. i just want to prove people wrong. >> do you think of you made steps -- taken steps to start doing that? >> yes, i think hearing older people say, wow, like this new album's great. i didn't know that was justin bieber. or "as long as you love me," that's justin bieber singing? they're judging me on my music not based on a flick of my hair, because that's not what i want. although, that's fine. >> you don't hate that. >> yeah, i don't hate that. >> in his new book "just getting started," he gives a candid, behind the scenes look of his life both on and off the road. >> do you draw a line anywhere? is there stuff off limits? >> of course. as soon as they start talking too much into my personal life, my family, my relationships and stuff, i like to keep that private. >> you do give some dating advice. i'm going to read a quote from the book. you say, remember, guys, if your friends give you a hard time
about being romantic, it's just because they don't know how to treat their lady right. >> yes. >> are you a romantic guy? >> i think i am, yeah. >> what's the most romantic thing you've done. >> the most romantic thing i've done is the staple center thing. >> you rented out the staple center, dinner for two, movie night? >> yeah, we watched "titanic." >> he is, of course, referring to girlfriend selena gomez. bieber himself has had headline-making run-ins lately. >> have they gotten any less aggressive? >> not really. they're so annoying. i can't tell you how annoying these people are. like they antagonize you. >> and you talked about the incident on the freeway where you were pulled over for speeding and you called 911. >> i have like five cars following me. >> was that a dangerous moment? >> yeah, definitely. i was definitely, unfortunately going fast, and i feel like i was being irresponsible.
but i didn't feel in the moment i was being irresponsible, but i was so -- my head was like these people are following me, i'm going to a place where i don't need them to be following me. >> last year, justin faced another fire storm after a woman filed a paternity suit claiming he was the father of her child. he denied the allegations but agreed to take a dna test. the suit was withdrawn. >> why did you feel you wanted to talk about that even briefly on the book and on the album? >> when it was all happening and stuff, people were telling me, you can't really talk about it. and so for me, i really wanted to be able to say in my words how i felt. ♪ never had to -- >> away from all the media attention, justin's main focus is music. he's about to embark on his "believe" world tour. sometimes, though, it's not just his own music he believes in. >> for those who don't know, you helped launch the career of carly rae jepsen.
>> i was like this is probably the most catchy song i've ever heard in my whole life. who thought of this song? >> and you made a viral video to help her out. >> well, that was actually before i officially signed her. we were just doing that for fun. >> it was kind of a spontaneous thing. >> and it worked. you have the power to anoint. >> thank you. >> one person we can thank for that power, justin's mother, who in her new memoir reveals that she almost named her world famous son jesse. >> i feel i'm not a jesse, that would have been weird. >> you couldn't have that conversation in that moment. >> yeah, i'm not like, mom, don't name me jesse, please. >> i called him jesse like the whole pregnancy and once he was born i was like, no, he doesn't look like a jesse. >> justin would go on to give his mom a run for her money. >> that was not easy. >> no, you were not easy. >> oh, please, share something. you can't just say that. >> i was not easy. i got suspended from school like every year. >> every year. >> did you think, what a trouble
child i've got? >> you know, i had a teacher tell me, she's like, i have 30 students and one. when he's good, the whole class is good, and when he's bad, the whole class is bad. and i said, you're a leader. and he said i'm a leader. >> a leader who has become an international superstar. and if his book title is to be believed, he's just getting started. >> when you sit at home at night and think about your goals and the things you're striving for next, what's on that next? >> grammys, because i haven't won a grammy. >> have you thought about your speech? >> i haven't, really. when i speak in front of people, i'm not good at it. i think i should prepare because i get up there and i'm like um, thank you to god and thanks for michael jackson. because he made us all. what was i thinking when i said? i don't know. but i should probably think about that. >> by the way, justin will perform on tonight's finale of "america's got talent."
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>> dead to me. >> and you fired all those people. >> all, personally. >> what has changed due to the creative process for someone like you? >> well, the fun thing is when you have new people, you don't really know the breadth of their talent. we had our first table read yesterday, and you could see looking around making eye contact with people that the vets are like, wow, these kids are really good. they have a lot of moves. >> i've read so much about your show over the years, and one of the things that comes up a lot is sometimes the cast can get a little cliquey. >> yeah, we've been lucky with that. >> is it hard for new people to break into this cast. >> well, all three of them came from chicago. we like to go to chicago every year and check out the improv scene. they're already a mini clique. >> and it's them against you. >> they won't talk to us, they p won't sit and have lunch with us, it's really weird. >> i was joking before, but only
partly. as the head writer, do you have the power to hire and get rid of these people? >> no. i like to say that everybody but lorne combines and then our decision is worth 1% of the vote and he has the final 99%. >> 99% of the vote. all right. political season as you mentioned, it's here. have you guys been taking notes all summer long? you've got the debates going on but you go on before them. >> it's very nice when there's something that the entire country's paying attention to. i wish we were on during the conventions. by saturday, i don't know what from the conventions people will still remember. you kind of have to do broad strokes as opposed eopposed. it's fun when a renowned actor and director talk to an empty chair. >> that works for you. >> he says fred armison no longer going to do barack obama. >> jay's in his third season, it is, i feel like this is a transition year for us, time for the young cast to become the
vets on the show. and fred is something better than the president of the united states, which is the mayor of portland oregon. that's a better thing to be. >> and we've got jason sudeikis coming back, which is a good thing considering he does mitt romney and joe biden. >> it would be a bad thing if the two of them had to debate each other. >> how would you do that? is that impossible to do that sketch? >> i think it's impossible. we have to ask -- i have to beg vice president biden to never get in the same shot with mitt romney. it's hard because he's the most unpredictable of our candidates. >> who's going to do paul ryan? >> that i feel like we -- i feel like that's going to be a surprise. no, not me. no, lorne doesn't like it when i'm in sketches. >> okay. >> nor does america. >> because america doesn't like it. you have a lot of politicians lined up. will some of the candidates -- >> look, we would take all of the candidates. every one, even like lower level, comptroller on a local level. >> and finally, your name was bandied about as possibly,
person to sit next to kelly on "live with kelly." did you want that job? >> look, i'm still half asleep right now, i can barely remember who you are. if i had to do it as a full-time job -- i belong to the night. but i love kelly and i think michael's going to do a great job. >> i think you guys will do a great job as the 38th season of saturday night live gets underway this weekend. good luck. >> thank you. >> and you can catch the season premiere with seth macfarland on nbc. just ahead, sarah ferguson, the duchess of york. and more from my go-to playlist.
good morning. it's 8:26 on this thursday, september 13th. i'm aaron gilchrist. let's get to danella sealock for a look at the messy roads. danella? >> it is a mess. even on the rails, if you are taking the metro, the blue line is experiencing a delay. lots of red on the roads in your commute. the dulles toll road slow at 28. closer to the beltway as you head to the beltway, you are 21 miles per hour. that drive is taking 17 minutes. slow outer loop of the beltway is jammed. 19 miles per hour in montgomery county. the inner loop is jammed as you [ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient.
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>> oh. >> 2010. she kind of adds to this duet. it's a great song. daniel meriwether's very cool. i hope you like it. i'm matt lauer along with savannah gurthrie, al roker and natalie morales. >> the interview with justin bieber on twitter. >> they're both very big on twitter. and that interview you just heard, people responding to it. >> yeah. >> you can read some of it. >> and more tonight on "rock center." >> that's right. this morning, there's a woman out with a new book with a provocative title "the end of men." she asks the question of whether men are becoming obsolete. >> that's not the book. that's sarah ferguson. >> she's got a book, it's called "ballerina rose." >> that's rightme. and dedicated to her two daughters. we're going to be talking with sarah ferguson coming up. >> and we've also got an author with a controversial title. >> there. that's right. >> they're coming up.
>> that's going to be very exciting. in fact, what they're going to be talking about amongst the topics is your laptop or tablet giving you problems interrupting your sleep? we're going to be chatting with the professionals about that. >> all right. cool. lots to get to. meanwhile, mr. roker, you've got a check of the weather. >> actually, the book is about the end of weather. >> say it isn't is about the end of weathermen. >> starting tomorrow, as we head toward the weekend, sunny and mild along the east coast. wet weather in texas to the upper midwest. heat continues in the southwest. saturday, more rain centered around texas and oklahoma. beautiful out west. the east coast is looking good. showers. sunday, sunday, lots of gorgeous weather across the country. it will be gorgeous. that's what's going on around the country. >> good morning. around the region now we have lots of sun. still quite a chill in the air.
50s for much of the region. now 64 at reagan national. here is the storm team 4 four-day forecast. this terrific autumn pattern continuing. highs near 80 today and tomorrow, again on saturday. morning lows. then sunday, cooler. next chance of rain may be monday afternoon and evening. and as we head to the weekend, want to check your weekend, go to weather channel on cable or weather.com. the justin bieber tweet a couple of minutes ago, you know who is a sensation on twitter this morning? natalie's new do. people like the new look. >> really? >> yeah. i like the bangs. >> what else we got here? >> love the new hairdo. >> feeling a little insecure. thank you. >> you're a little insecure because your husband and kids aren't crazy. >> my little one, luke was like, you look like a boy. >> wow, i think luke's going to need glasses early. >> yeah. exactly. >> it's a change.
back now at 8:36 with sarah ferguson, duchess of york. she's a "new york times" best-selling author. her latest book is called "ballerina rosie" about a little girl who wants to be a prima ballerina. sarah ferguson, duchess of york, it's great to have you back. >> thank you very much. >> tell me about the inspiration -- the 16th children book. i think you've written more than 40 books overall. what's the inspiration for this one? >> well, i know what it felt like. that was me, because i went to ballet school and i kept saying to dad, i'm not right for ballet school. and he said no, no, no off you go. i know that feeling of you want
to dance but you just can't. you try so hard and it's all that confidence and the inspiration is to get children to realize just have confidence, keep going, keep trying. and inspiring little girls to dare to dream. >> so you've already answered my next question. because when i looked at the illustration of rosie with the red hair and she's described as someone who has got a lot of spunk. so this is based on you? >> well, it is, actually. and you can even see my little ballet school in there and ms. 19ly was the teacher. and so i remember that feeling. i couldn't get the moves right. you can one day, might marry a prince. >> yeah, who knows, right? exactly. did you have spunk as a little girl? >> yeah. >> too much spunk? >> well, i still have that, really. >> did you have the "mary tyler moore" show? >> yeah. >> remember the scene where he goes, mary, you got spunk. i hate spunk. i digress. >> anyway, yeah, sorry. that's why i think it's good to be yourself. and i'm inspiring little girls
and it's really important to my heart to do that. >> i like this. you dedicate this book to my beautiful, magical beatriz, the girls who dance in my hearts always. >> they are just incredible. and she did it, apparently, with unfaltering courage, which is incredible. >> they're making more and more appearances on behalf of the royal family. do you think that the public in the uk and here in the u.s. understands them and knows what makes them tick? >> i think they will eventually. the girls are going nice and slow, they're coming out, doing great works with charity. she's ridden a bicycle for charity, and i think eventually people will realize they're taking mini steps and they're doing a great job. >> are you the kind of mom who sits your daughters down and gives them advice? because being in a position they're in can be a double-edged sword. >> yep. >> have you warned them about
that? >> do you know what i say, matt? if you're on the public pavement, sidewalk, smile. because nobody wants to see a grumpy princess. and i say the minute you're out of your front door, you're public. and i don't want -- if you don't want to go out, go out. if you go out, you've got to be nice and realize how lucky you are. and i think humility's key for the girls. >> i was reading something about beatriz that struck me. she does not want to be called -- she is entitled to be called her royal highness. >> well, she really adores her granny, and both girls are brought up to really support the monarchy and know what it is to be a princess. and the girls believe to be a princess, because that's what i've taught them, is princess in the heart. >> it's not what somebody calls you, it's the way you treat other people. >> and that's what i've done in the children's books to instill it's about manners and kindness and generosity of heart. and they really show that.
and they show it more and more. both girls are extraordinary. >> you lead by example in a lot of these situations. children in crisis is an organization you started. i think it was more than 20 years ago. >> yeah, it is 20 years. and you continue to do charity work. and you've already mentioned they've both kind of joined in. was that something that was important for you to teach them? >> yes, absolutely. when they were little girls and complaining about this or that. and i said go outside in the snow without a coat for five minutes because that's what children go through. and i wanted them to realize what it's like to go cold and not have food and not to know what to do. and i think the girls -- it's been in their blood from that time. >> and something else that got my attention. your ex-husband andrew descended the beautiful new skyscraper in london recently to raise money for charity. do you support that? >> he rang me before he went out and said it's a bit misty up here. he was on europe's tallest
building on a pane of glass and it was his idea. he said i think i'll climb down. >> a lot of exes, it would have been their idea. why don't you go down the shard? maybe you can leave the safety harness behind. >> he was -- he's so good. we're a very good family. we believe in each other. and he's a papa bear. and what i like about prince andrew doing that was that he led by example and that's leadership. he was there for the outward bound trust and he said, right, i'll go down the shard. >> and it worked. made headlines. that's for sure. the book is called "ballerina rosie" always nice to see you. and up next, we'll talk about women shattering the glass ceiling. we'll talk to the author of "the end of men" and her husband. but first, this is "today" on nbc. i'm barack obama, and i approve this message.
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today's woman is brought to you by mcdonald's, i'm loving it. back now at 8:44 with "today's" woman. this morning, are men obsolete? the dynamics of the american household have changed over the past few decades, where does that leave the battle of the sexes? the author of the new book titled "the end of men and the rise of women" is here along with her husband, online editor for "slate" magazine. good morning to you both. the kitchen table must be interesting around your house. >> exactly. >> you know, it's a provocative title. bait for headline writers and show producers and i'm sure you hope book buyers. is it a little over the top. are you really saying men are becoming obsolete? >> well, here's my husband, he's obsolete and i have two sons, i hope they're not going to be obsolete either. women are having an easier time adapting to the changes in the economy and taking advantage of educational opportunities to get
jobs. and men are frankly having a harder time these days. so what the book does is explain these changes and how they affect, you know, marriages, work, sex, the way we raise our children, and how to navigate this new world. >> i want to talk to you about that in a minute. but i have to ask you, david, do you find the title at all offensive? >> i try not to take it personally. i think the world that she describes is a world that ultimately is going to be better for men and for women. and while there's a difficult transition, perhaps, for me and for some of my colleagues, i think she points away to why this is going to be better for all of us. >> a phenomenon you call plastic woman and cardboard man. and the argument is that essentially women have been more flexible in adjusting to changes in our economy and society and men haven't. >> yes, it's pretty straightforward. if you look over the century, women have just adapted to new ways of being in the public sphere. they take over jobs that used to be exclusively male jobs while
men don't do the opposite. they have a harder time doing things that we may think of as feminine. you know, once women enter a job, men tend to flee the job. whereas women just tend to be more flexible. >> is that your experience, david? you're an online editor, a boss to i assume men and women. do you think men are less flexible than women? >> i do. i think when i look around -- i think this phenomenon's probably less true among college-educated men than it is among men who don't have a college education. but when i look at the most productive and adaptive people who i work with, they do tend to be women. >> when you look at this recession, it's been hard on everybody. it's been particularly hard on men. loss of manufacturing jobs, for example, which hit men more prevalently than women. are can you sure that's not what's at work here? in essence, are you in any way blaming men for the hardships they face in this economy? >> i think a lot of this is circumstantial. and we're asking a lot of men when we ask them to be flexible. because essentially, they've been used to making a lot of money in a manufacturing job whereas women can start at the
bottom. they don't have a lot of breadwinner expectations. they can be more flexible because it's easier for them. they don't have to live up to some idea of what a breadwinner is. so, yes, i think i am, i have -- i wish we could get those manufacturing jobs back and make it easier, honestly. >> women are doing better. there's no question they've improved their positions socially and economically. on the other hand, there is a wage gap, for example, and you can quibble over the numbers, but i think most people agree that women earn less for the same job than men do. you don't see women in the high-profile executive positions at the same rate that you see men. how do you explain that if women are doing so well? >> well, one of my chapters in the book talks about the top and the barriers for women, basically. how we're still a society uncomfortable with female power and a particular kind of aggressive dominant power. so in the book i give specific tips for women about how to get over this and move to the other side, basically, because we're close to a tipping point. there are, you know, 51% of managers right now are women. managers and professionals. and so women are climbing up, but there are issues.
issues having to do with the structure of the workplace, child care, and our feelings about powerful women basically. >> there's a social aspect to this, as well. women and how they relate to men. whether dating or marriage. you've probably seen this, as well. >> sure. and i think that one of the things she points out well in the book, which is troubling for me is the way in which the sexual dynamics have really shifted. because women have taken a lot more control over their sexual lives. and i guess that you see this as really an unadulterated great thing. >> a lot of people ask me dating advice and say i'm in a situation where say my boyfriend can't afford to go on this vacation and i really want to go on this vacation with him. there's a lot of awkwardness around that now. because young women are doing especially well before they have children and they're doing usually better than the men around them. and so it creates kind of awkward dating -- >> i think -- one thing i think is hard for men is what our role is in these new dynamics is
harder because we're accustomed to certain sense of what man is. >> i dedicated the book to my son because he's offended by the title. but i hope when he's older i'll be able to explain to him this is a better, easier world to him i'm describing. >> it's a good conversation starter, that's for sure. the book is "the end of men and the rise of women." what do you think? do you think women are surpassing men? we ask you on today.com. and our poll results show it's about evenly split. 62% said yes, and 38% say no. coming up next, delicious recipes. but first this is "today" on nbc. this message. experiences classrooms. sizes don't matter... by 20%. teaching to some test... he personally cannot relate to. education, children.
brought to you by i can't believe it's not butter. fresh butter taste with 70% less saturated fat than butter. we're back now, 8:51. this morning on "today's cooking school" all about apples. nothing says fall more than the smell of apples and spices baking in the oven. that's what savannah tells me. chris kimbell is here with great seasonal recipes. you're going to make one of my favorite things and that is apple crisp. but what catches my attention right aftoff the bat, you found way to take 240 calories out of this and reduce the fat.
>> and you just said, are you going to like it? you cook them down, they don't have as much flavor when they're baked. so people put a ton of sugar and fat, you don't taste the apples. we're going to thin this down, not to say calories, but to make it taste better. >> but the traditional apple crisp has that topping of brown sugar and butter. and that's what most people like. >> yeah, we have brown sugar and butter. >> what goes in here? >> we're going to make a flour, okay. is what this is. >> okay. >> we have oat flour, we add a little bit more oats to it. we add instead of nuts, we're adding grape nuts, which are crispy. >> as in grape nuts the cereal? >> has in grape nuts the cereal. a little brown sugar, a little flour, of course, cinnamon and salt. and finally, most recipes as you said use a lot of butter and use over a stick. this is 3 tablespoons. when you add it melted, it coats the ingredients better, you don't need quite as much. >> you stir that around. >> then we had six apples, when
you cook with apples, a lot of these turn to apple sauce. grannies will hold their shape a little bit better. >> and you cut three different shapes. >> we cooked these down with a little bit of sugar for about 15 minutes, and this is going to be the basis for the crisp. so we want a good binder. >> okay. >> and also cooking it you get a lot of caramelization. so you can smash that up. >> okay. >> we're going to put that back in the pan with the other three apples i've cut into wedges. >> okay. >> that'll give you a little more texture. >> let's pretend we've just done that. put that back in. >> okay. we're going to take a little bit of this. and just going to put that in here. >> just for some more moisture? >> yeah, a little more moisture and flavor. and the other three apples go in here and a little lemon juice. and those will cook down covered for about two or three minutes. >> let's pretend we did that. now you have texture with the apples, good base with a lot of flavor. >> we're going to take that
topping. >> and you're going to bake this eventually, how long? >> 25 minutes, 400-degree oven, and you're done. it's lean, but it's got a very fresh apple flavor. >> why don't you go with savannah, i'll taste this. >> we start here. >> all right. >> travel a little bit. >> okay. >> we're going to take apples, granny smith, make a flat surface on the bottom. >> all right. >> cut off the top. and you can try this. this is a melon baller. these are baked apples. the problem is, people use an apple corer and get a tiny hole like this. problem is, there's no room for filling. what we want to do is put a major amount of filling in here. so we use a corer like that. >> okay. >> not through the bottom, but a nice big hole in it. >> okay. >> once you do that, we can go back here. >> show us what we're going to do. we're going to bake these. >> these have been done, and these now have been. >> what did you put in the bottom of the pan? >> a little bit of butter. we are using butter here. >> that's all right. >> another problem with baked
apples. here's the problem, they have the skin on and they steam. and when they steam, they fall apart, they blow out. >> okay. >> so we peel them, which nobody else does, then you have the filling to start putting in. >> what's in it? >> brown sugar, pecans, orange dust, cinnamon salt, oats. >> dried cranberry. >> and you throw these in the oven? >> we did a little bit of maple syrup. >> mmm. >> and then we put the top on so it doesn't get over browned. >> i see. >> this goes into a 375 oven about 30 minutes, you end up with those. >> great. >> and you have a wonderful sauce at the same time. these are full of flavor and the apples don't get blown out. >> and this is the best cake we've ever made. >> wow. >> we'll be the judge. grab a fork, guys. >> got a custard base with apples and has a cake. >> recipes on today.com. wait, i need to investigate. >> chris kimbell, thank you very much.
>> this is the best cake i've ever eaten. >> more songs from matt's playlist. 8:56 is your time now on this thursday, september 13th, 2012. good morning, i'm eun yang. shaping up to be a brutal commute this morning. it's been busy for danella sealock. >> a perfect day to stay home. it's terrible on the roads. the inner loop of the beltway, all the way to telegraph road.
♪ back now with more of "today" on a thursday morning, 13th day of september 2012. loving these crisp beautiful late summer/early fall mornings. a little song called"close to you." >> wasn't that supposed to be the carpenters? >> that's the wrong version of that song. this is maxine's version and the last song we'll hear from my playlist. >> i think they're saving your favorite for last. this is a song we hear a lot in the morning. >> it gets me up for the show. >> i'm matt lauer along with
savannah gurthrie and al roker. the professionals are in the studio. mcdonald's has decided to start posting the calories for the food items on the menu. question is, will other restaurants start following suit? another question we're asking, remember the story we had earlier in the show about the 77-year-old woman dragged out by the police officer. controversial because if you know what happened before that moment, it may be a little bit of a different story. we also asked our viewers to weigh in on that, didn't we? i wonder what they're going to -- how that's going to break down. >> it's very interesting. and we will reveal the results of that coming up. >> okay. we've also got a little miami heat here in the studio. that's because the "real housewives of miami" kick off a new season. and there's no shortage of drama. also tonight, the winner will be crowned on nbc's "america's got talent." all six finalists performed last night. this morning, we're going to catch up with them. and they are going to show off their talents live. >> wow.
>> that's cool. all right. great. before we get to all of that, let's go inside. natalie's got the headlines. >> good morning, everyone. anti-american unrest is escalating in the middle east this morning. protesters stormed the u.s. embassy in yemen's capital city. they set fires and smashed windows outside the compound before breaking through the main gate. the u.s. diplomatic personnel were moved to a secure location. an antiislam film produced in the u.s. is being cited as the trigger for the violence. and that same internet film is blamed for inciting protest outside the u.s. embassy in cairo, egypt, now in their third day. meantime, the pentagon is sending two warships to the coast of libya where an armed attack on the u.s. consulate tuesday killed four americans including ambassador chris stevens. a u.s. military strike on iran would likely spark a major war in the middle east. this is according to a new report from the former -- from former military and government officials. the assessment finds that iran
would retaliate both directly and through its allies and says that an effective military operation in iran would be more demanding than the wars in iraq and afghanistan combined. the teachers strike in chicago has now dragged on into its fourth day. both the union and school district negotiators say they're making progress as talks resume there this morning. well, this year's outbreak of the west nile virus is on track to be the deadliest ever. cases of the mosquito-bourn illness have jumped 35% since last week. but the worst of the outbreak has likely past. some 118 people have died from west nile virus so far this year. actress kathy bates who beat ovarian cancer nine years ago is now battling breast cancer. the oscar winner chose to undergo a double mastectomy. more now from los angeles. good morning, diana. >> natalie, good morning. kathy bates is famously private when it comes to her personal life, but she chose to go public
with her recent breast cancer diagnosis and surgery. and she says it's a fight she vows to win. >> i have faith in you, my darling. catch this. >> she's the force behind some of hollywood's most unforgettable characters. now kathy bates has revealed she is battling cancer for the second time. breaking the news to fans on twitter. hey, all, sorry for the long silence. i was diagnosed with breast cancer two months ago and am recovering from a double mastectomy. the 64-year-old oscar winner says she won't have to undergo chemo or radiation. a good sign according to medical experts. >> that usually means that the cancer has not spread to the lymph nodes or other areas of the body or it's not a buy logicallodg
biologically aggressive form of the disease. >> reporter: she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer which she didn't disclose for 5 1/2 years. a decision she explained on "today" in 2009. >> when i was going through it, i think i just needed to go through it. and not really deal with anything but what i had in front of me. >> bates is up for two emmies this season, including one for her work on the now canceled nbc show "harry's law." honors that have allowed her to put her most recent role as a cancer survivor in perspective. >> kathy bates canceled a stage appearance here in los angeles last friday but is expected to walk the red carpet at the emmys in ten days where she's up for two acting awards. "harry's law" and "two and a half men." >> and we do wish her well. well, advance orders for apple's iphone 5 start tomorrow in the u.s. the new model was unveiled wednesday in san francisco. as you've heard by now, it's slimmer, has a larger screen
with enough room for another row of icons. the iphone 5 has the capability to connect to the fastest new wireless data networks. apple also unveiled a new ipad touch and ipad nano that features a built-in pedometer for joggers. and gwyneth paltrow has been named the best-dressed woman in the world according to "people" magazine. she beat out younger celebrities and royalty to take the top spot on the list. kate middleton did come in second place for her classic take on fashion. and "spider-man" star emma stone came in third. i would agree with all of them. all lovely ladies. let's go back outside to al with a check on your weather again. >> thanks, nat. the new york renaissance fair is going on and -- ♪ ♪ >> you know, i never get tired of that. very nice. very impressive.
all right. let's see what you've got as far as your weather is concerned.ar as your weather is concerned. we can see the front coming along. it's taking its time bringing a lot of heavy rain down into texas. some areas are going to be looking add three to five inches of rain between texas and on into oklahoma. we have big temperature changes with the system. look at that in a bit. 89d degrees in portland. the rain is into the great lakes. more beautiful weather into the southwest. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> cool at mid-morning. good morning around the region. lots of sunshine. all the areas in green generally in the 50s and low 60s. reagan national 67. later today, up around 80. much of the region, lots of sun, not much humidity. maybe a few sprinkles friday
night. a small chance of that. weekend looks great. 80 this afternoon. mid-70s sunday afternoon. an ex week, could get rain monday into tuesday. tip of the hat to our audio guys for pulling out the saber dance like that. savannah? >> all right, al. thanks and now to this morning's edition of "today's professionals." and they're weighing in on the hottest headlines. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> good morning. our first topic, gadgets on flights. i think we all suspected this, but a couple of psychology professors found that 40% of american adults that flew in the last year did not turn off their phones completely during takeoff and landing. 7% said they kept the notebooks connected to wi-fi, 2% used their phones while in flight. does this shock anybody? >> no. >> do you think this faa rule is outdated? this controversy over whether or not it's necessary.
>> i spoke with a pilot one day and i said explain to me how these phones can interfere with all the ground interference that surrounds planes and still at 10,000 and 12,000 feet. and he says it probably doesn't do anything. our d.c. bureau has said the report probably says it just doesn't do anything. i think the reason for doing it is because it's a little bit of extra security. i don't think there's any science behind it, though. and i think people break the law all the time. >> i think it's also about distraction. you know, we know that one of the most dangerous times is takeoff and landing of a commercial flight. and so if you're distracted and not paying attention to what the flight attendants are saying, even though we all think we know where the exits are and what the floor lighting is going to do. >> do you count your rows? >> well, i now know most of them. i'm that anal, you know me. you're supposed to be paying attention. >> fair enough, but that's not the reason for the particular reason about turning off your phone. >> to me, this is a microcosm,
bear with me, of the whole issue of what's wrong with this country politically. there's no shared sacrifice. it's the same way we can't give up medicaid, we can't cut budgets. it's -- everybody's attitude is, oh, the other guy will do it. it doesn't apply. nobody wants to give up anything. >> you feel like rules are rules? >> okay. the other 200 people are not going to do it, i can do it my way. and nobody wants to give up anything because the other guy will do it. >> the question is -- do you -- >> no, everything is me now. it's everywhere. >> you're so silly. >> i'm not silly. >> the premise is turn these things off because they're dangerous. explain to me -- >> you said it's probably -- by the way, if they tell me it might be dangerous, that's all i need to hear. and nobody wants to give up anything anywhere in our -- >> you didn't turn off your phone. >> what happened to the old-fashioned when your mother says do something you do it because she's your mother. okay? that's it. >> let's move on. mcdonald's has decided to post the calories of its items on the
menu and the drive-thru menu. do you think this will actually affect what people order? they're going to go for the salad and not the big mac? >> it's affected me. because out at the mcdonald's i like to stop by, i saw that the calories for the filet of fish is much less than the hamburger and i picked the fish on purpose. >> the same way in tobacco that we basically have made certain things illegal, what would happen in this country if we saw that result on health care, if every food company had to be 30% healthier by law. >> that's an interesting idea. >> not just put calories -- by the way, now you have to reduce all caloric things by 20%. and we'll all be in the same place. >> the funny thing is, we do know that by posting calorie counts, people don't change the behavior. >> is that true? >> yeah. >> am i the only one? >> i happen to be one of those people who has looked at things and said, oh, my god, i'm not going to get that now. but we have looked at places where the calories are posted
and -- and the 20-something-year-olds, they don't care. >> well, maybe not. but it's good to have disclosure. >> they will when they're 40 and get heart disease. >> next up, dashcam arrest. a 77-year-old woman was pulled out of her car and put into handcuffs when she refused to show her identification and insurance. let's take a look. >> you are hurting me. >> get out of the vehicle. >> i'm going to report you hurting me. >> okay. step out of the vehicle. step out of the vehicle. >> i will not. >> get out of the vehicle, lady. >> okay. i should mention what you don't see in the clip that he asked her to get out of the car at least six times before that struggle ensued. >> i looked at the whole thing. and savannah, i have to tell you, when a police officer gives you an instruction, you need to follow that instruction. and i'm sorry that she's 77. i'm sorry that she's uncomfortable. but she did not follow what the rules are. and it could have been dangerous to the police officer. >> i agree with star.
don't just because you're 77, you don't get to say no to a police officer. >> our poll says the same thing. 88% of our viewers thought the police officer didn't go too far. a couple quick topics. we have a face value. the guy who supposedly invented the emoticon saying i don't like how they have the representation of it now instead of the parentheses. do you think using it in the workplace setting is appropriate? >> no. >> i need help as a man and i would like women to e-mail in. every time i put a smiley face and women go, you're like a loser. should men never use -- >> correct. men should never -- >> not with the little thing? >> please not use a red exclamation point. i assume you're sending an e-mail you think it's important, don't jazz it up with that junk. >> sometimes i'm trying to convey tone. >> do you think it's lame when a man does it? >> yeah, a little. little bit. >> here we are, the obsolete sex again. >> all right. so quick, i hate to give this a
short stick, but 20% of people said they would complain to their employers if they had a co-worker who was a whiner. >> i hate whiners. >> would you say something to your boss? isn't that whining? >> i hate snitchers more than whiners. >> i've been a employer most of my life. if somebody's paying your paycheck, keep your mouth shut. find another job, but i hate when people put down their employers -- >> if you listen passively -- >> listen, look, you make them obsolete in what you're doing. step around them, but i wouldn't report them. whiners will at the end of the day lose their jobs over something else, believe me, they'll take care of themselves. >> i agree. >> good to see you guys. thank you. coming up next, it is getting hot in here with the real housewives of miami coming up after this. [ male announcer ] today at kfc get our freshly delivered whole chicken
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the "real housewives of miami." >> the who's who in miami is determined 100% by who's got what and how much. it's all smoke and mirrors to be in miami society. i think you should earn it. >> i see the old and new miami. the older class, they demand respect, they want to show they're older and bigger than everybody else. >> we're the newer girls, if you're intimidated by us, sorry. there is a new miami. >> wow. marysol patin, good morning, ladies, good to have you here. leah, let me start with you because this is actually your second season this time around, what's different? obviously some new cast members. what else has changed? >> i think a lot's different. i think that the mix of the new girls has made it hot, spicy, wild, crazy, fun, and a little -- few other things have gone on. >> still lots of drama i imagine. >> more drama than ever.
and it heats up as the season progresses. >> ana, you're one of the new cast members, what brought the you. why did you want to join? and were you aware of what you were getting yourself into? >> we're never aware of what we're getting ourselves into. and there's apprehension when you can't predict other people's behavior. but i think the key is to try to stay above the fray and keep your dignity in the process. but it's been fun. a little more fun than i expected. >> how much of what we see -- and i think when we watch all of these shows, we always wonder, how much of this is really real? >> it's not scripted. >> it's not? >> they put us in situations where we probably wouldn't be in ordinarily, but then, you know, they let it rip. >> they let it rip. >> whatever happens, happens. >> marysol, all of you are professional women. all of you here are professional women, as well. some of you are lawyers, leah's
a lawyer, we've got ana -- and we also have pr publicists, as well. so what is new about the group of women here? >> oh, my god. like leah was saying, it's so dynamic, about a lot of spice and excitement to the show. and they're all very beautiful. and a lot of feistiness. and i think mixed with us from the former year, it's kind of a crazy combination. >> joanna, you're new to the cast, as well, and you're a model in miami. did you know any of these women beforehand going in? and any regrets about doing what you're doing now? >> definitely no regrets. i was friends with the plastic surgeon's wife, and i got into it because i've been in the business for so many years. and why not? it's another platform besides "dancing with the stars," now i have housewives, which is a huge franchise. and you know, i got to meet some new friends and it was fun. >> now, adriana, there's is a
preview, it's at the end of the first episode. >> of course. >> a confrontation between you two. you're seated next to each other, should we be concerned? >> she's the bodyguard. >> in the middle. >> we put shock collars on them. >> give us some idea what leads up to this. >> oh, my gosh. >> well? >> we're very -- we're both very energetic. >> yes. >> adriana's turn. >> she said/she said story. let's not. >> there was a lot that led us to that. and all i can say is that it's been a roller coaster ride, full of emotions. i think the public will be gripping to their seats because it's really, really a fantastic season. and whatever happened between us, you're going to have to watch and wait to see what happened. >> how many of you still get along here?
>> adriana's not raising her hand. >> everybody. >> she gets along with me, though. >> this season you're not seen as much because your son was in a terrible car accident. how is he doing? >> he's had a remarkable recovery. he's doing very well. thank god, we're blessed with that. >> this is a family decision for you to remain on the show? >> it was. it was a very painful and personal decision to make, but we thought it was important. i had so many followers and love and support from the community and from all of my followers that i thought it was important to share that with the viewers. and at the same time, it was done in a very, you know, delicate way. and it was, you know, unfortunately it was my reality. it was -- it's my life. and tragedy can happen to any of us. you know, at any second. and i hope that this -- i sent a message of hope to all the mothers that have gone through something like this. >> wow. that's great. and it's good to see he's doing well. good to hear that. thank you. ladies, thank you, and by the way, you can catch the premiere
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as soon as we find out what that is, we will tell you. >> now he's sitting on the throne. >> you might want to watch the video before you watch it with your kids. >> yeah. i made that mistake last night. >> gets a little racy. >> of course, you've got to wonder how this guy would do on "america's got talent." after a season full of crazy stunts and stunning moments, the hit show down to six finalists. winner will be announced live tonight. all six acts are here to show us why they deserve to win just ahead. >> it's a good trick. >> that's right. and with autumn around the corner, we're going to fall in with a family feast. >> my favorite of all time. >> tiramisu. >> let's get a check o check of weather. looking ahead for the weekend, gorgeous day tomorrow up and down the east coast. more heavy rain through texas. sunny and hot in the southwest. warm along the northern states.
for saturday, we have, again, a gorgeous day with the exception of the lower mississippi river valley and texas, oklahoma. sunday! sunday! expect sunny skies all the way down into the gulf. look for warm conditions. hot in the southwest. the sunshine continues for the upper mississippi river valley. that's what's going on around the country. good morning, after a chilly start, now our temperatures are beginning to climb into the mid and upper 60s. good morning. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. a lot of sunshine. highs reaching near 80 by mid afternoon. not a lot of humidity. tomorrow, increasing clouds. highs low 80s by mid afternoon. cloudy friday night, a chance of a sprinkle. near 80 saturday afternoon. sunday afternoon mid-70 and that's your latest weather. >> all right, al. thanks. coming up next, the finalists from "america's got talent" show us why they are million dollar acts coming up right after this.
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crowned the winner and walk away with a las vegas show and $1 million. we want to meet the competitors starting with william close. >> hi, guys. >> you created this thing the earth harp. it's huge. it won't fit in our studio. how did you come up with this? >> i combined sculpture and music and bringing them together. the chamber mounts to the stage and the strings goes out over the audience and turns the whole theater into the instrument. so you kind of have to be there to really experience it. it's a great thing live. >> it is magnificent. we couldn't bring it in as you said it was too big. but you did bring another instrument you created. you're going to play this for us? >> yes, this would be the drum umbrella. >> the drumbrella. >> yeah. it's motorized. we're going to get a little help here. i don't know if one of you guys want to join me. >> you make good music, i don't know about us. >> we'll get it going. and just play the center here. >> wow.
>> nice. >> wow. all right. >> you were pretty good yourself, al. >> okay. william close, thanks so much. >> next up, we have david garabaldi usually with the cmy cage. and david, you have this whole painting act where you're doing acrobatics, as well. how did you learn how to paint so quickly? >> you know, i've always been into art my whole life and also dance, so mixing those two has helped me move quickly on stage and just a lot of practice in my garage and i got a bigger studio to do that. just practice. >> you're going to get started for us. >> yes. >> get going, all right. >> next up, joe castillo. come over here. we'll come over to you. and you've got an art of using sand and light. >> right. >> tell me how this act came about. >> normally what i have is a light table. >> mm-hmm. >> and then an overhead projector projects it on the
screen so that people can see what i'm doing. and then i can morph the images from one into another. >> how long does it take you to come up with this concept? >> well, i've been an artist my whole life. but the sand art i developed about seven or eight years ago. >> mm-hmm. >> and it's a great way of telling stories. so -- >> beautiful. >> what happens if you sneeze? >> if i sneeze, then i'm in trouble. >> it's all over. >> but the funnest thing is being able to morph these things. >> uh-huh. >> from one image into the next. >> oh. we're doing our little "today" show logo i see. >> yeah. >> you keep working on that. let's bring in tom cotter. >> good to see you.
>> very, very funny man. come on over here. and you do comedy on demand. >> i do do comedy on demand. >> you're going to give us a subject? >> you give me a subject and i'm an accommodating jukebox. >> the weather. >> but it's not on the list. >> i didn't realize. >> the weather in mexico tomorrow is chilly today hot tomale. >> family. >> my father is a foster parent, that's what he drank, fosters, he would come home liquored up and jump up and put me up and down under the ceiling fan, i hated that. i was the youngest in the family, getting beat up by the two oldest, mom and dad. >> wow. >> i like the drum, that's awesome. >> we add that. >> my brother shamus, we call him shamus because that's what he does, his name is john. he lives in a gated community, everybody else calls it prison, but that's what it is. >> okay. good luck. >> thank you very much.
appreciate it. >> let's bring out now ruby, jonas, camilla and angelo. >> these are the untouchable. how are you? >> good. >> you guys are so young. all under the age of 13, but yet you beat out all of these great dancers on "america's got talent." was that amazing? >> it was amazing because we are the last kids and dance act l t left. and that's really amazing. and no kids have won "america's got talent." and if we were the first, that would just be the best thing ever. >> you got some votes here. >> let's go see what they can do. come on, guys. >> go ahead. ♪ don't stop keep it moving put your drinks up ♪ ♪ let the rhythm take your world on the floor ♪ ♪ we're running tonight on the floor ♪
♪ >> whew! yeah. ♪ we gonna get on the floor >> the untouchables. >> wow. congratulations. >> oh, fantastic. you guys are great. good job. meanwhile, over here, let's point out david garabaldi. >> chairman of the board. >> yeah, looking like frank sinatra here. that's amazing. now let's bring out richard and nicholas olate, father and son animal trainers. these dogs are unbelievable when you see them perform. hi, good to see you. who is this? >> this is lili. >> and we have loca over here. how did you guys train them? >> my dad started when he was about 12. that was his way out of poverty as a kid and he supported his family that way. that's kind of how he got into it. >> wow. and you train them to do scooters and running around and
>> everybody back here. come on in here. boy, tough choices for america tonight to decide who's going to win it. >> that's right. don't forget. we'll say congratulations, guys. >> great job, everybody. >> tonight starting at 8:00/7:00 central, "america's got talent," a two-hour finale right here on nbc. >> by the way, the painting of frank sinatra all done. good job, david garabaldi. coming up next, a talented family of chefs, with some fall favorites. but first, "today" on nbc. they're almost as good, but not quite. ♪ ♪
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dinner with some cheese, and umbriago cheese which means drunk cheese and pistachio, it's wonderful with olive oil. >> what are we making? >> here we're doing sausage -- with sausage, some onions, garlic, and green tomatoes. >> oh. >> and green tomatoes adds like a tanginess. >> mm-hmm. >> they're not mild like regular red tomato. it's a wonderful way to begin this dish. >> right. >> little salt. >> so you've sauteed the sausage. >> we've already sauteed the sausage, onion, and garlic. >> okay. >> now we put the green tomatoes, which has to cook about 20 minutes. >> okay. >> which we don't have the time. >> of course not. >> oh, really? >> why not, mom? >> i'm not going to answer them.
so i am now -- >> you feel the love. >> i'm now putting chicken broth. >> uh-huh. >> and some wine, and that cooks again another 20 minutes. >> right. >> which has alreadyeen cooked. >> yes, pre-cooked, butter. >> yes. >> which is a perfume, you know that. you've got to have butter. and grated cheese. >> right. >> and there you go, al. >> looks like that. >> looks like that, and you can't get better. >> your turn. >> pork chops with apples and onions. >> nothing but fall, it's terrific. we have pork chops that we've blanched or browned real quickly. we're not cooking them. we're then going to take our onions, our shallots and roma tomatoes, they're a little bit sweeter, have a great texture, so they stand up -- >> the apples, you mean? >> roma apples. sage, thyme -- >> little thyme in there. >> we're going to cook this down. once we've cooked that down. we're going to start working on a reduction. the reduction is going to be
apple cider vinegar, apple vinegar, apple juice. >> okay. >> seeds, mustard seeds, we have a little vanilla bean. >> which you're going to split and put inside, and a little butter. we're going to cook that down and reduce it. so we've got this all done. this is now prepared. we're going to put that on the base. we're going to put these pork chops back on top. we're going to cook this now for about 1/2 hour to 45 minutes at a very low temperature. >> all in the same pot. >> all in the same pot. >> and we're going to place it on the plate, put the apples in everything we talked about. the pork chop on top, and then we're going to finish it with this glaze. >> delicious. >> which has got a little bit of a tang to it, which is really great. >> it smells amazing. all right, can't wait to dig in here. >> the favorite dessert. >> i hear it. here it tiramisu. and the trick here is just to be patient and do it in steps. so here's the first step. we've whipped some cream.
fresh cream. and then we've whipped egg, sugar, and always our secret weapon. that is a triple italian cream cheese. >> i see some vanilla in there too? >> yeah. a little vanilla bean. that's also a little secret. and we just simply fold this in together. and then if you could just add, that's our wine. >> okay. >> and we have some gelatin we've put in there. that's great, that's perfect. so now we just mix this all together. and al, if you'd like, here are lady fingers, you could dip them. >> nice ladies. >> soak those lady fingers up in some cool espresso. and then we just simply layer our baking dish. >> it's a pretty easy dessert. >> it's so easy, you don't -- once it's done, you don't have to cook it. you put it in the refrigerator for three hours. >> that's laying it out. >> and it lasts for days, which
is terrific. >> weeks even. >> yeah. so here you go. and that's -- >> hey, natalie. you've got to try it. >> scotto family, thanks so much. >> thank you. fantastic. oh, thanks. >> the tiramisu. >> yeah. thanks, guys. >> check out our recipes on our website, we've got more to come, but 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.
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day. here is a live look at new hampshire avenue. the travel speed is getting better, 29 miles per hour. 19 minutes to i-270. as we approach 10:00, temperatures upper 60s to near 70. much of the region later today hitting near 80 by mid afternoon. not a lot of humidity. more of the same friday, saturday and sunday. the next chance of rain looks to be monday into tuesday. >> tune in to news 4 today tomorrow. it starts at 4:28. 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.
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i was voted, by the way, messiest roommate. >> why does that not surprise me? you notice your side of the room? >> yeah. my side is more trashed than your side. >> my side is nice and i've got wonderful posters on the wall and you have justin bieber. >> you have your "scandalous" poster. that is shameless. >> i didn't do it. we are looking for the school with the most spirit and we are going to head to that campus, allegedly. >> tweet us with the hash tag klg&hoda. not that i'm at all biased from my university, but i want you to look at a video the folks from virginia tech sent. >> hoda, we know you went to a lot of parties here at virginia tech. we've got a space reserved for you.
>> oh! oh! it's getting worse. >> hoda, you do not look like the same person. >> what, the afro? >> thank got for kerotine. >> i don't care about the formaldehyde or who writes in. sara boyce from the university of alabama sent in a picture, too. look what they've done. you and i were superimposed in the photo. >> that's alabama, where is that? >> university of georgia. is that what it was? >> alabama. >> no. lee schroeder is up next from the university of georgia. >> starting to get a lot of school spirit from everybody, you guys. our crew is even in the spirit. everybody is wearing something in there. >> everyone in our studio is. >> a bunch of dropouts. also in the control room. yes! >> i want to see jim gaines.
show me, show me. >> our director. >> that's what i am talking about. >> he's trying to get on your good side again after all the times he shows that picture. you know the one i mean. jim? >> not today, don't you think? not today. >> we are the most popular -- these schools have the highest number of current students who look us on our facebook page. >> number five, auburn university. this isn't who is in the lead when it comes to showing the most spirit. these are the people who like us the most on facebook. number four, indiana university. three is florida state. number two is penn state. and number one is ohio state university. make sure you keep tweeting us and keep sending videos. tomorrow is the last day. >> tomorrow is the last day. >> all righty. hoda and i love it when we argue in the hair and make-up room. it takes us four hours to get ready to do this show. we have a lot of time to argue
about things. take a look at this. >> let's tee it up. 77-year-old grandmother was in her car. she got pulled over in texas for speeding. she was -- >> she is a criminal. >> she is going 66 in a 50. the officer asked her for her dreefr's license and insurance card. she told him she had a urinary tract infection. she had to go to the rest room. >> wash this dash cam video. watch this. >> you're going 60. >> let's hurry up. i have to go to the bathroom. i have a bladder infection. >> let me see your driver's license and insurance. then i'll listen to you. >> i'll give it to you in a minute. >> you give it to me now or i'll take you to jail. >> go ahead. >> get out of the vehicle, get out of the vehicle. come on. get out of the vehicle. >> you are hurting me. em's going to report you hurting me. >> okay. step out of the vehicle.
>> step out of the vehicle. >> i will not. >> get out of the vehicle, lady. >> oh! >> get out of the car, lady. you're under arrest. get out of the vehicle. put your hands behind your back, lady. >> i say tase her. i'm just kidding. >> stop the tasing sound effects. he dropped granny like a bag of dirt. >> granny could have gotten out nicely without being dragged. >> granny had a urinary tract infection. she had to go. >> stop pushing granny around. >> here's the thing. that was one of those things you sort of watched escalate. you're like, this doesn't have to be like this. when it gets to the point where you're grabbing a 77-year-old woman out of her vehicle and pulling her out on to the concrete, there is a mistake being made somewhere.
>> couldn't there have been a mistake made on both sides? the patrolman's tone could have stayed calmer? the woman could have said, okay, i have -- get out of her car and show her license. he asked her nicely at the beginning. you need to show your driver's license and your registration. >> well, the police department is standing behind the officer because they have it all recorded. they say what he did was proper. the tone, i think it was the tone that was off. you can escalate a situation or lower the temperature. >> he was doing his job, ultimately. if it was my granny, i would be upset about it. >> we took a poll. >> my granny is long gone. >> we took a poll. did the officer ask appropriately. our viewers said, 14% said yes, he did. most people said no he didn't. 86%. >> we agree to disagree. it's a beautiful country the
usa. is that it for granny? we don't know if she is going to -- >> you should tell us on our twicker what you think. that's on the bottom of the screen. >> i want to know when he pulled her out of the car, did she we in her pants? if she had to go to the bathroom, there is an easy way to get -- you know. >> this is one of those things i guess when you tweet it you realize it's a mistake afterwards. do you watch the show "the newsroom" on hbo? s it's a great show. there is one of the actresses. this girl here named allison till. she says she accidentally tweeted a topless photo of herself. >> i do that all the time. >> that's scary. she did that. she said accidentally. the good news is she got 2,000 more followers after she did it. >> is that even possible to do?
>> kathie lee wants more followers, too. >> because i don't do all that stuff. we'll show you tomorrow a segment on me learning how to tweet. you should be frightened. >> i am. >> is that even possible? how in the world if she is laying like that? >> she took the question. the question is what are you doing with the picture? >> why are people taking piures of themselves? >> i don't know. >> sara is over there taking one of herself. >> that's what people do. le if you want to take a clear and better picture, guess what? there is a new iphone that's out. it's an iphone 5. it's supposed to be thinner. it's supposed to be lighter. it is supposed to be faster. it's supposed to take better pictures than a regular iphone does. >> and the battery lasts longer, right? >> here is the problem. when they have new iphones, they have to have all new adapters, all new plugs, all new cases.
>> it's called getting you coming and going. >> that's exactly what it's called, getting you coming and going. anyway, if you want to get one, go get it. it's like the old one with a better camera. >> have you been tailgating already? >> i'm exhausted. last night i did what you did the night before. >> we are too old to go to dinner. >> we ned to go to dinner at 5:00 and go to night night. >> last night i went to the "self" magazine called women doing good. it was a terrific event. jessica alba was honored. >> hoda, you had to leave early. >> i also played music for them. who knows if they liked it or not? here's the thing. i like to play my music for people, audiences who are willing to hear it. i played that song, the lisa lisa cult jam one. do you like that leather dress?
>> yes. you are on "us weekly's" best dressed list. >> thank you, thank you. >> good for you, hoda. >> we went to that event last night. it was a party that was rocking. >> what time did you get to bed? >> i don't know. look what's happening here. that in the back was ryan lochte. he was with his mother. that's deejay kiss. >> hoda, nobody has more fun than you. >> guess what? you're going to love this ihoda by the way. you're going to love it. remember i told you about paul sykes. >> we had him on the show. >> how could a song about a tree be anything meaningful? this is called "a seed" by paul
sykes. ♪ don't tell me that you're too small to do amazing things ♪ ♪ i was just a seed >> listen to this part. you won't believe it. ready? >> i'm always ready. ♪ i sing a course to ring of fire when johnny strung my strings and babe ruth held me in his hands and took those mighty swings ♪ ♪ and how those wright brothers got me in the air ♪ ♪ that's anybody's guess >> isn't that beautiful? >> it's great. ♪ over wild unchartered seas >> it's intelligent. >> he is a beautiful songwriter. >> he is a lovely guy. >> it's called "a seed" and it's on itunes. >> on thirsty we do okay or not okay. is it okay for tennis players to grunt? oh, thank you.
>> our dorm room's a mess. kathie lee says world class athletes compete at a level very few of us can comprehend. if they have to grunt to get it done, grunt. >> hoda said it's okay to grunt. >> there are cookies from the insomnia cookie place. >> hey. keep going. i'm just getting back in bed. morning nap. >> tell us. >> okay. this came in from the university of missouri. leslie tweeted, klg was voted best dressed by people. clearly, hoda, they didn't know about that. come to mizzou for the best-dressed dance team. from auburn university, look at hoda kotb like a true auburn fan. finally, from the university of tennessee, from m.c. who likes her mug, she tweeted, i bring kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb
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who has been helping celebrities get sober through his series celebrity rehab. >> now he is helping folks around the country. premiering this sunday on vh-1. >> checking into the pasadena recovery center to fight for their lives. this time they're your brothers, sisters, your mother, your son. >> i don't want my son to die. >> wow. >> it's hard to watch sometimes. >> it is hard to watch. it is the problem of our time. we need to confront it head-long and look at it what it is. drug addicts do drug and this is a disease that kills. >> we are used to seeing you do celebs. why did you decide to go with everyday people? >> these things aren't always decided by me. i always wanted to do regular people. to make the point on television that celebs and regular people
are all treated the same. you lose the difference. i did notice you didn't bring your cups over here with me. >> right. we are trying to be mindful. >> i notice there is nothing on your breath this morning. you look a little shaky, maybe a little withdrawal symptoms. >> i was night night. >> i'm fine. go, amhurst college. >> i heard you say more people are dying from addictions than cancer. >> what i'm saying is when people die of addiction under my care, it's like being an oncologist treating cancer. if you have a bad enough addiction you need to see me, most cancers have a better prognosis than my patients. that is a fact. that's just the way it is. addiction affects virtually every family in america.
>> do they have a family history or something that stems from a bad incident in life or what is it? >> this is a withdrawal you're looking at. there is a genetic potential for this disease. i treated about 10,000 addicts in my career. i can only think of a handful where i didn't see a specific family history. to have addiction turned on, that gene activated to the point you need to see me. >> you get the worst of the worse? >> i do. there is virtually 100% probability of childhood trauma, sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect if you need to see me. >> have you ever lost hope? just had a day where you said -- >> i don't lose hope myself, but i've lost hope for a patient many times. i'll be damned if three years later that person doesn't come up and say, thank you, i know you kicked me out of treatment. now they are in a graduate program to become a psychologist. that gives you hope to go do more. keep you going. >> how many tries does it usually take? a lot of people can't do it on
the first or second try. >> it physically takes -- it's typically not you're treated and you stay sober. that's not typical. it's typical people, once they have been comprehensively and properly treated they'll be in and out of treatment and finally stay with it. i can't give you a number. if somebody stays with us, we know they are going to stay and get well. if they drift away from us, they are going to die. >> every one of them said, i am going to die. >> this group. that is what's exciting about this group. we could really help them. i thought this group we can help. >> you have to be so far to the bottom all you can do is look up. >> not only does that help to the probability of embracing recovery, but we specialize in the very ill. >> a lot of these guys and girls have to get rid of their friends and circles? >> that is the piece people miss. they think of treatment as getting off the drug, getting involved in the 12 step. reality is if you have bad addiction, you have to contemplate leaving everything
in your life, including your sense of self and starting over. every aspect of your life has to be rebuilt from zero. these people are in that stage of treatment and doing beautifully. >> that is great. >> we wish you great. >> they are a great group. >> thanks for all you do. >> thank you for not bringing the cups over. >> oh, no, they are just ginger ale. two lucky ladies get a dream makeover. >> we'll show you their hot new looks. [ kimi ] atti and i had always called oregon home. until i got a job in the big apple. becoming a fulltime indoor cat wasn't easy for atti. but he had purina cat chow indoor. he absolutely loved it. and i knew he was getting everything he needed to stay healthy indoors. and after a couple of weeks, i knew we were finally home! [ female announcer ] purina cat chow indoor. and for a delicious way to help maintain a healthy weight, try new purina cat chow healthy weight.
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that's a cute duo from university of mississippi. if you want us to come to your campus show your spirit. on our twitter page, one of the main focuses is they want to know if granny did urinate in her granny pants? we don't know, but we are on it. >> we are nbc news, after all. we'll help you turn your bedroom into an oasis with a makeover to clear the clutter. >> and we made over two women from our plaza. they are ready for the big reveal.
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welcome back to "today" on this thirsty. two deserving ladies get a head-to-toe new look. >> "today" contributor and stylist to the stars, louis licari. and "today" and "us weekly" contributor and author, hey, kiddo. >> how are you? >> it was great. we found two makeovers. both families wanted their mothers, sisters to have the makeovers. >> it's a family affair, nice. >> let's start off with miss amy, 34 years old from lehigh, utah.
when we asked about her daily beauty routine she laughed and said ponytail and mascara. she jumped at the opportunity to get a makeover. >> amy has four children, including baby jane we found on the plaza. obviously, your wife deserves this. >> she does. she's a great mom. she has four kids. barely time for herself. >> we are going to pamper you for three hours. i know you're excited. a little nervous? >> no. i'm so excited. >> i love that. >> cannot wait. >> jane is coming, too. >> look at the baby. look at jane and look at dad jim. here is amy before. let's see the new you. wow! all right, dad, you ready? take off the blind fold.
>> you ready to turn? >> i love this. >> that looks beautiful. right at camera 12. >> look at that. >> i have to tell you. amy was a tough makeover because she was so pretty when she came in. >> she is just realizing that's her mommy. >> amy was so pretty before. >> come stay with us. >> first of all, she has this great layered hair cut. she can still wash and wear, tie it in a ponytail. and to give a little bit of glamour. >> dad, what do you think? >> she looks amazing. she was always beautiful, but now she's a knockout. >> i love the leather. >> thank you. >> we wanted to ditch the hot mommy look.
this is a great transitional piece and a great black skirt available at macy's. >> you look awesome. >> 55 from ft. meyers, florida. she's had the same look as long as she can remember. she was thrilled to get a brand-new style. listen to her. >> it's only 7:10 and we've been crying all morning. you want this for your sister. why are you so emotional? >> because i love her so much and she does so much for everyone. >> it seems like you deserve three hours of pampering. what does this mean to you? >> a lot. it's going to be exciting. >> you're in good hands. i promise. stop crying for three hours and we'll come back and cry again. how does that sound? >> great, great. >> she is still here with her sister and still crying. hold it together, deb. let's take one last look at pat
before. and the new pat. >> all right. take it off and look at your sister. >> you look hot. >> turn around and take a look at yourself. >> oh, my god. who is this? >> the whole point is to make people feel happy and feel great about looking pretty. debby dave her great bangs, a little shape around the face. she lives in ft. meyers where her hair became progressively blonder and blonder. i added color to her face, to her complexion. >> deb, what do you think? >> tell us about her dress?
>> jane likes it. it's a fun, flirty dress from maggie london. you'll see a lot of cutouts this fall. this is a conservative way to do it. you can throw on a cardigan and blazer. >> nice. let's bring amy back out. a big round of applause for both our ladies. >> thank you. >> we are going to have makeovers in the bedroom. >> we'll get organized. someone is. begin.
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that's the photo from tulane university. it's always a party down in new orleans. if you want to show off your school spirit, tweet us at klgandhodau. we may pay your campus a visit next month. >> now our getting organized series takes us into the bedroom with tips. >> amy goodman is "coastal living's" editor at large. >> you are going to help us clear out the clutter. >> we are. it's like a day at the beach, we like to say. relaxing, warm and inviting minus all the clutter. starting off -- >> look at this night stand. >> look what's happening in there. >> it is amazing. it is from den house. this doubles as a dog bed. we love furniture that does double duty. a lot of us speak with our pets in our room. this could outfit for a cat.
for anybody at home who doesn't like the door, you can always remove this door. >> can you believe poppy is just sitting in there? >> i want him. >> let's talk about the bed. >> most of us do have a frame with space underneath. i suggest doing beautiful woven baskets. these are from crate and barrel and they are wide and long, but low to the ground. i suggest doing sheets. it's very handy to change the bed. even something as unusual as towels you could store under your bed. maximize the use of your space under your bed. >> extra blankets. in my house i'm an icicle and my husband is a fire in bed. take the seasonal throw and place it in a basket. >> okay. >> take us to the night stand. that is so usually cluttered up with books. >> exactly. this can attract a lot of
clutter. i say one, two, three philosophy. something to read, something to drink and something to tell you what time it is. i like to use a mirrored tray on your night stand. reason being mirrors reflect. if you add a lot of clutter, it's going to reflect that clutter. that is to inspire you to declutter. also the nab lewis night table. >> instead of magazines as stacks, think of vertically. i love this vertical extension from tv too. if you collect beautiful scarves, you can drape them and have a display. from ikea, we have a cabinet and drawer. that is great for getting rid of the stacks of books you have, but still handy for reading in bed. >> the dresser. >> the dresser. as my husband's dresser drawers
go as one big mess. >> who does this? >> bobbie thomas. >> and jill. >> get these organizers from bed, bath and beyond. rolling them saves space, but as long as you have these you can throw them in there by type, it will save you so much time in the morning. these start at 4.99. this is great because bamboo is sustainable. for those of you who throw change all over the bedroom, these beautiful jars, you can throw your change into these beautiful vases and nobody knows. nobody knows you're he hiding your change. with all this cleared-up space from the money you're saving. then you can have i'll illumination. the lamps today are from jc penney. >> this is called simply stash.
it's meant to be so beautiful you display it. throw it over a door, put it on a wall. this is their multiple organizer. this is great for adults, but i love it in a children's room for all the knickknacks you have. to complete our setting today, the bedding for our gorgeous, "coastal living" bed. >> thank you so much. >> dress is short for the morning, don't you think? >> that is rude. don't listen to her. >> who rules the world? >> she does. >> girls do. >> the author of a controversial new book tells us why working women could mean the end of men. >> battle of the sexes. go-gurt?
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>> hash tag klgandhodau. >> we may pay your school a visit. >> may, probably not. you know the saying, it is a man's world. with so many women working full-time at the office and at home, is that still the case? >> hanna rosin is the author of the controversial book "the end of men and the rise of women." she is her with her husband who is also her boss. >> i make the decisions. he just has the title. >> basically, you believe women outpaced men in the work place and at home. we did a poll at today.com and found out 57% of our viewers agree. they think women are surpassing men. >> women are just having an easier time adapting to this economy and getting the education they need to take advantage of job opportunities. what the book explains is how that's changed all sorts of decisions we make about
marriage, about love, about intimacy, how we raise our children, about the work place. the book explains how to in gate this new world. >> why are we still paid 75%? >> the wage cap always comes up. >> women realize that is the truth. >> the wage gap is not what it seems, but part of the problem is women have to start at the bottom and work their way up. >> is it emasculating to men? >> i think it's great. i'm glad to have a wife who is successful and out there doing. i'm going to go home after the show and back to the kids in washington and take care of them while hanna talks about it. i think the point hanna makes well, men have to be more flexible and change to adapt to this new economy in a way some of us haven't. >> there used to expectation. if you got an education there would be, you would have your
choice of jobs out there. are women doing jobs men are not willing to do? >> some is women are doing jobs men are not willing to do and they work their way up. and there is just expanding opportunity. if you look at the ceo of yahoo while she is pregnant, there are things women could do now they couldn't do before. by the way, i trained him to say that. >> when you look at hillary clinton, do we think the glass ceiling is gone? >> not completely shattered. i think we are still uncomfortable with women in power. i talk about how women should navigate that. we are not totally there yet. you see a woman who is dominant and aggressive -- >> careful. >> what is your point, hanna? >> i'm just making hand gestures. >> we are just party girls at heart. but real power comes from knowing hour and being comfortable with that and not listening to all the different voices around you that will tear you down. you've got to know hour and go out and get what you want.
>> that's what i say in the book. women have to realize these stereotypes are out there they should be who they are. >> what is it like to be your wife's boss? how does that work and how does it work at home? >> i'm in no sense my wife's boss either in the office or at home. i think we have a really, you can correct me if i'm wrong, sweetie -- >> i will. >> we have a cooperative relationship. there is a see-saw. there are things if there is a physical thing that needs to be done, i take care of it. there are times when hanna is telling me -- she was just texting our babysitter what i have to do when i get home. >> so glad it works out for you. the rest of us have problems. >> good luck with your book. thank you for being with us. sara will show us what makes you beautiful in one of her best webtastic videos. >> this is "today" on nbc.
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trying to show love today. that's from the university of tennessee. let's hear from you, klgandhodau. >> sara digs up the next video that you will share with all your fans. >> this features patients and staff members at children's health care at atlanta. >> according to the national cancer institute, each year more than 10,000 new cases of childhood cancer are diagnosed. as we say good-bye to thursday, we leave with you this video created to honor those patients. have a great day. ♪ ♪ you're insecure ♪ don't know what for ♪ you turn heads when you walk through the door ♪ ♪ don't need make-up
♪ to cover up ♪ being the way that you are is enough ♪ ♪ everyone else in the room can see it ♪ everyone else but you ♪ baby you light up my world like nobody else ♪ ♪ the way that you flick your hair gets me overwhelmed ♪ when you smile it ain't hard to sell ♪ you don't know ♪ you don't know you're beautiful ♪ if only you saw what i see ♪ i want you so desperately ♪ right now looking and doing ♪ i can't believe ♪ you don't know ♪ you don't know you're beautiful ♪ ♪ that's what makes you beautiful ♪ ♪ so come on ♪ you got it wrong ♪ you prove i'm right ♪ i don't know why
♪ you're being shy ♪ and look away when i look into your eyes ♪ ♪ everyone else in the room can see it ♪ everyone else but you ♪ baby you light up my world like nobody else ♪ ♪ the way that you flick your hair gets me overwhelmed ♪ ♪ when you smile at the ground ♪ it ain't hard to tell ♪ you don't know ♪ you don't know you're beautiful ♪ if you saw what i can see ♪ you'll understand why i want you so desperately ♪ right now i'm looking at you ♪ anncr: this casino's in west virginia.
but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia.
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. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message.