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good morning. more misery as the northeast still reels from the impact of sandy. a new threat, another storm headed to the region next week. bad news for millions of desperate residents. near hi 4 million people still without power. gas lines are growing even longer, and they areves are getting even more frayed. four days to go, president obama arrives in ohio overnight and governor romney heads there as well as both camps brace for this morning's all-important jobs report and the impact of sandy looms large over election day. and walk this way. new yorkers in need of a lift are about to get one on our plaza. the countdown has begun for
aerosmith's first ever morning show concert today, friday, november 2nd, 2012. from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. this has been a hard week around here, but it's nice to have something to smile about this morning. aerosmith here on the plaza. >> a confession, i walked outside a second ago as they were rehearsing to see steve tyler behind a microphotograph and joe perry walking up and down the stage. this is just a destruction. the death toll from sandy has risen to more than 90 people. there's a lot of talk about the situation in new york's staten island. it was very hard hit. now some residents there are
complaining they have been largely ignored by emergency officials. we'll get a live report from there straight ahead. >> meanwhile, gas is becoming harder and hearder to find all across this region, and when a station does have it, this is what happens. people lined up for blocks and blocks waiting for a chance to fill up their cars and also get much-needed fuel to power generators, and now there's a threat of a new storm which can only add to the headache. >> some of the gas lines we were told were two or three hours long so that's adding to fairwayed nerves. let's get right to al roker for more on the weather situation. al, good morning to you. >> yeah, this is just what we don't need, matt and savannah. good morning. a look again at the european model, the one that predicted sandy, of course. 8:00 tuesday we have something just off the coast of north carolina, and it makes its up way along the coast paralleling virginia wednesday morning and the delmarva peninsula by wednesday morning. it's up the new jersey
shoreline. look at the winds. bringing in the potential with 1 to 2 inches of more rain. wind gusts of 45 miles per hour and wet snow inland just along the new york and new jersey border. we're talking about wet snow mixing in. with the winds 45 miles per hour and already compromised beaches along new jersey and long island, waves of any consequence could cause big problems, and, again, the winds. this is not what we need, but, unfortunately, this is what we're looking at. it's not definite, but the models, both the european and american models, both agree that this is going to happen. it's just a matter of how strong the system is going to be. savannah? >> when you think about the fact, by the way, that they are also still going to be struggling to restore power to a lot of people, that may stop the work for a day that early in the week. >> to say nothing of the fact that it is election day in this country on tuesday. the forecastbviously not what millions of people still struggling in the wake of sandy want to hear. nbc's andrea canning is on new
york's staten island this morning where residents are still reeling. andrea, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. very sad and dire situation here. 19 people are now confirmed dead, and more are missing. i want to show you just how bad the devastation is. take a look at this boat. it was washed up on to a residential street from the ocean, and it's like this all along here with boats strewn out all over this road. masts tangled in power lines. it got so bad that a lot of boats reached people's front doorsteps. people in this community are frustrated and hungry, without power and supplies. it is just not a good scene here, and it's a scene playing out in communities all across this region affected by sandy. in sandy's cruel wake profound loss and increasing anger as the pain she's inflicted continues to grow. >> something has to be done immediately. >> reporter: across a swath of the ravaged northeast, families try to put the pieces back together, but it's not so easy,
and here in staten island they are desperate. >> we have bodies being removed up the block. we are devastated here. >> reporter: on thursday the death toll on staten island alone rose to 19 when the bodies of two young boys, ages 2 and 4, were recovered after being ripped from their mother's arms in the storm surge. residents here still without power or supplies. their furry bubbling, saying it's the forgotten borough. fema has come to help. >> we are the eyes and the ears for the state and federal coordinators. >> reporter: but it's simply too little too late, the burough president insists. >> people with big salaries out to be out there and i'm disappointed. >> reporter: in hoboken, new jersey, the national guard is handing out critical supplies but there, too, thousands are without power, heat, food, cash or medicine.
the line outside of cvs staggering, but lines are the new normal everywhere. >> i was in this line for about an hour. people, they are cutting in line. >> reporter: waiting for gas to char charge phones or just to get supplies. >> they are waiting on buses. >> reporter: it's a nightmare in new york city for some. despite limited subway and mass transit service up and running, it's a super slow go and thousands have to commute by foot. >> walked across the brooklyn bridge. >> in manhattan hundreds of thousands still in the dark, some cold and starving. >> people are dumpster diving and what they are going after is the food. >> reporter: it may be days before the power is back. >> over 100,000 power lines on ground. >> reporter: across new york's long island power is out and patience is running out. >> i don't have the transportation out of here. >> reporter: in toms river, new jersey, a high school is now a shelter. in westwarck, connecticut,
belongings remain strewn about. >> we need to get cleaned out. >> reporter: in west virginia the weight from sandy's heavy snow on monday has now collapsed roofs. the storm's wrath widespread and strong. >> no heat. we have no power. >> reporter: still, officials are encouraging. >> the good news is that there are a lot of people who want to help. >> reporter: but the grim reality, not so easy to swaggo, sandy's sting far and wide and getting back to normal means a new normal. >> in the cold and the dark. >> reporter: the recovery for many an uphill battle. >> you need to come here and help us. we need assistance, please. >> reporter: and some good news. top fema officials are coming here to staten island today as well as the department of homeland security, including secretary janet napolitano. matt, i know they said it's too little too late but this is attention they definitely need and deserve right now. >> andrea canning on staten island this morning, andrea, thank you very much. for more on the gridlock in the
street and anger over shortages of gas line we turn to nbc's kerry sanders high below bloomfield, new jersey, where drivers are lined up waiting for a chance to fill up. kerry, good morning to you. >> reporter: and it is a very long wait. good morning, matt. let me take you outside here. we're right off the garden state parkway, and can you see the folks who are line here at this gas station, but look how long that line snakes back. now, there are reports of some people in lines for three, four hours. there's one station where people started lining up at 5:00 p.m. yesterday and are still in line, but look at this. this line goes all the way down the garden state parkway. people waiting to get in to get gas line, so it is one heck of a long line. there has been frustration at some of the gas stations, as you can see. at this station they have police officers that are here to keep order. it is a very slow go, and many of the gas stations when people pull up are not allowing them to completely top off. they are restricting the amount of fuel that they can put on
their car so that they have enough supplies for other people. it looks like things are going to loosen up a little bit because there's going to be some more gasoline arriving. there you see, the station is orderly, but it is one heck of a long frustrating wait to fill up, matt. >> yeah. kerry, imagine if you wait three hours to get to a gas station and then told you can only buy four or five gallons of gas. that's not going to be an easy situation. kerry thank you. nbc's tom costello is down on the ground in ridgefield, new jersey, at a truck stop along the new jersey turnpike. tom, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. i had to walk in because the line is so long. i walked a mile and a half into the live shot. behind me they got 30,000 gallons of gas last night and are expecting more today, but meanwhile a long day. and meantime, michael bloomberg's order is still standing. if you're driving into new york city, you have to have at least
three people in the car. >> don't be difficult, ma'am. >> reporter: in a region where people are already tired, hungry and fed up, no electricity, no subways, no water, this has got them fuming. commuters standing in line for hours to catch a bus. on the roads, mass gridlock and no gas. >> i hope i don't have to push it to the gas station. >> reporter: as many as 80% of the gas stations here have no gas or no power to pump gas. those that do have power are running out fast. the lines, stretching for miles. >> here in new jersey, it seems to be particularly bad. >> reporter: the line at this exxon station in cranford, new jersey, snaked for five blocks through a nearby neighborhood, and everywhere tempers are starting to flare. >> i was in this line for about an hour. people, they cutting in line at the other corner. >> should not be jumping the line. this is america. you've got to take your turn.
>> reporter: in ridgefield where they are only taking coach the emotos were desperate to gas up to make an appointment. >> reporter: in long island, another bumper to bumper line-to-taking up an entire lane of traffic n.brooklyn they wanted gas for their generators and in yonkers the mayor ordered gas rationing. cnbc's mary thompson covers the gas business. >> scenes like this all along the new jersey turnpike from new york all the way down to philadelphia. >> reporter: one big problem, two of the region's five refineries are offline or just starting to limp back to life and ships have been unable to get into the harbor to unload their fuel. >> the coast guard has been working to open up the harbor here and other harbors along the path of the storm so that fuel can begin to move to terminals. >> reporter: meanwhile, back in ridgefield. >> seven gas stations.
i was right within 20 cars. not looking too good for gas today. >> reporter: not looking too good. the hope is that once the delivery trucks get up and running and the mass transit system gets up and running that will take the pressure off these gas stations, but that won't happen overnight. matt, back to you. >> tom costole in new jersey with the gas situation. thank you very much. >> now to presidential politics. we'll give you a look at the state of the race. the election is just four days away now. we want to get a snapshot of the latest polls. we have a national poll that shows this race is about as close as you can get. just within a matter of point, but, of course, this is a race that will be decided in the battle grounds. >> let's take you through this, wisconsin, a marquette university law school poll shows the president with a wide lead there, 51% to 43%, but it's a dead heat in florida, according to a cbs news/"new york times"/quinnipiac university poll and out in ohio mitt romney trails by five points.
>> want to take a look at how it's playing in the battleground. the headline in the miami herald. group braced for legal showdown at the polls this. race is so tight some are already worried about possible recounts. campaigns sending lawyers. >> some other papers have it this way. "the denver post," ryan and ryan visits on tap for slight for colorado. the real struggle isn't for undecided. it's to make sure that registered voters get to the polls. >> "the wisconsin journal sentinel say obama and romney make change a key issue on stump. nbc's chuck todd joins us now. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: the polls close in ohio in 108 hours and between now at 7:30 p.m. tuesday night when the polls close, i don't know if an hour is going to go by without one of the two candidates for president or two candidates for vice president trekking through at least one town somewhere in the buckeye
state. >> i'm counting on you to make sure we will win. we can't lose. let's go vote! let's get this done. >> reporter: and the final chapter of the 2012 campaign has begun, and it's all come down to ohio which president obama and mitt romney will visit six separate times during the last days of this race. today president obama will spend the entire day in ohio but a look at the rest of his campaign schedule makes the buckeye state look like an airline hub for air force one with ohio stops every day through election day. for his part, mitt romney is not only focusing on ohio but hoping to win over wisconsin and looking to broaden the battleground map campaigning in pennsylvania on sunday and visiting new hampshire twice, the smallest swing state that may be edge in mr. romney's direction. in these frenetic final days both candidates are sharpening their closing arguments to voters, mr. obama arguing for another four year. >> after four years as president you know me by now.
you may not agree with every decision i've made. you may be frustrated at the pace of change, but you know what i believe. you know where i stand. >> reporter: mr. romney calling himself the agent of change. >> this is no time for small measures. this is time for real change and when i'm elected president on day one we'll bring real change to america! >> reporter: and as the hurricane sandy recovery effort continues, both candidates took time to mention the storm victims thursday. >> no democrats or republicans during a storm. they are just fellow americans. >> if you have a few extra dollars, send them along to the american red cross or to the salvation army or to other relief organizations, it can make a difference in the lives of our fellow citizens. >> reporter: mr. romney was then interrupted by a protester. >> what about climate, that's what brought this monster storm. >> usa! usa. >> reporter: in the center of the response, new york city
mayor michael bloomberg also suggested climate change may have been responsible for the storm, and he endorsed president obama tweeting this november vote for a president who will lead on climate change. it is worth noting bloomberg did have tough words for the president saying mr. obama embrace addy vicive and, quote, populist agenda during his first term, and by the way, matt and savannah, today is the last day some outside event could interrupt the presidential race. it's the final jobs report before tuesday. >> we'll be watching closely. chuck todd from washington. tom brokaw joins us, our nbc news special correspondent. >> good morning, matt. >> you always hear people talk about a possible october surprise. do you think this storm sandy could be an october surprise? >> well, we've had a series of them. the president not showing up for the first debate, benghazi and then this surprise. the storm was much larger than anybody thought that it might be two weeks ago, three weeks ago. >> how will it impact the race though? >> i don't know.
it's hard to say. i think that the endorsement by mayor bloomberg may not move the needle, for example, in colorado, but in ohio and in places where they are trying to get white men, they can say, look, this guy has got the endorsement of the mayor of new york. >> even though it wasn't a very warm hug. >> it wasn't a warm haug, but it was tough on romney about not being the guy that he was when he was governor of massachusetts. >> want to go back to sandy for a moment. its greatest impact has been in states like new jersey and new york. these aren't swing states. >> no, they are already in the column for the president. >> exactly. so do you think it won't have an impact on the overall election in. >> it's very hard to know. i was talking to one of the romney people the other day. they said we think this will go away by thursday, but on thursday, of course, you had all the pictures of governor christie and the president of the united states and the endorsement by mike bloomberg. how name packets out there it's hard to say. at this point from now number tuesday it's get out the vote, matt. it's the ground game. that's what really counts. >> let's talk about the images we're looking at right there.
this was wednesday, president obama and chris christie touring some of the devastated areas. yes, they came together for all the right reasons. chris christie was the keynote speaker at the republican convention. he's a key ally of mitt romney. did that image hurt the romney campaign? >> well, i'm sure that it cautioned a lot of angst backstage, and i'm sure that in the obama campaign the operatives were saying, yes, we've got chris christie at our side with these extraordinary images, but, again, both sides say we now know where the votes are. we know there are very few undecided. need to get them to polls and on time on tuesday. >> as they are working to get people to the polls, mitt romney is saying i'm the agent of change and president obama is saying you know me. you know what i'm standing for. how effective are the arguments? >> at this point i think everybody knows the arguments. i think that the country is ready to have this election over, matt, and they have pretty
much made up their minds. we'll see. governor romney today is going to have everybody but his third cousin in ohio with him. they will have an enormous push designed to get people motivated to get out at that time. the ground game everybody acknowledges president barack obama, which is being run out of chicago, is very sophisticated. they have identified their groups. they know how to get in touch with them so that's what we have to wait and see, and as chuck said earlier, when we get that jobs report today, if it spikes up sharply, that's what worries the obama people more than anything else at this point. >> if the unemployment number goes up. >> if it goes up sharply, then that's a big problem for them. if it stays about where it is, i think the country has become accustomed. this is a long slog, but if it goes up sharply, who knows. that's what makes presidential politics and tuesday night next week for all of us not only exciting but important for everyone to pay attention, and i do think that they are paying attention now. >> and it could be a long night. tom brokaw. >> not could be. let me just say one more thing.
steve tyler for years has been trying to get me to open for aerosmith and i finally have. >> when i went outside, who was standing by the stage, tom brokaw. >> there you go. >> and a programming note, "meet the press" will be from democracy plaza. david gregory's guest will include david plouffe, house majority leader eric cantor and new jersey mayor cory booker. >> i can't believe we're talking about another storm. >> not definite but gives us pause because this mod sell pretty accurate, and the you what else isetty much happening. beautiful weather in the southeast. cooler conditions through the great lakes. look for snow in the northern plains. more showers in the pacific northwest. southern california coastline, along the texas coast as well. we expect to see plenty of sunshine in the mid-atlantic states. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the
woods. >> could and dark. we are in the mid to upper 30s. scattered sprinkles north and west of washington. you may have those around. sun breaking out. winds blustering to 25 miles per hour as we climb into the low and mid-50s. a chilly pattern into the weekend and all the way into much of next week. on wednesday, might have rain >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> all right, al, thanks. coming up, the backlash over the decision to go ahead with the new york city marathon. should it be cancelled or delayed? and then an alert for homeowners on unlikely contractors that could be on the prowl just says after the storm, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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that is a live look at staten island where we've been telling you this morning there is so much damage from sandy and a lot of frustrations. some residents say they have been flat out ignored in the wake of the storm, but on sunday it will also be the starting location for the new york city marathon. that's got a lot of people frustrated, angry. in a moment we'll talk to the congressman who represents that area. he is blasting the decision to go ahead with the event. it's a controversial decision. we'll talk about it coming up. inside studio 1 ak-. i'm savannah guthrie alongside matt lauer. >> following this story on social media, seems that
overwhelming responses against that decision. >> a lot of outrage about that. we'll get into that. >> if your home was damaged in stormont and want to get it fixed fast, how do you know who you can trust to do that all-important work? a warning to homeowners about unlicenses contractors we found patrolling very hard-hit neighborhoods. >> and as you know new jersey took a direct hit from this storm, and on thursday jon bon jovi viewed the destruction in his hometown firsthand. tonight he is part of nbc universal's live benefit for storm victims, along with some other fantastic performers from across the region and we'll catch up with john in just a moment. we want to begin the half hour with the controversial decision to still hold the new york city marathon. nbc's craig melvin is in central park with more. craig, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. that marathon, of course, winds its way through all five boroughs here in new york city and ends behind me here in central park. the park remains closed this morning. i spoke to a worker a short time ago, still cutting down damaged trees and clearing debris but
the preparations continued. as you mentioned, the race will go on. that decision has some wondering how and others wondering why. sandy knocked out power for millions, flooded tunnels and shut down subways, but the massive and deadly storm that's crippled the city won't stop its marathon. >> it's a bold move. it's a move that, as you know, does not come without some controversially. >> and off they go. >> reporter: for nearly 50,000 registered runners the race to the finish may prove easier than a journey to the start. >> i assume if the marathon is going to happen, they are going to have ways to get people out there. >> reporter: starting line is on staten island and marathoners usually take a ferry or bus through the brooklyn battery tunnel. staten island itself remains in disarray, and the decision to go forward with the marathon has many local officials furious. >> the city of new york right now is talking about getting water out of the battery tunnel and preparing for a marathon. we're pulling bodies out of
water. >> reporter: and there are runners like louise who came all the way from down under. >> i'm here with my son and my husband is stuck in the uk so whether or not he gets here we're not sure. >> reporter: 20,000 marathoners flying here from all over the world and while new york city streets are now opened they are backlogged because of cancelled flights. >> and thousands of runners and their families crowding already packed hotels. on thursday, mary whitenberg, ceo and president of the group that organizes the marathon, defended the decision to matt. >> the idea is come sunday to bring the city together and help the world unite to really support this relief effort. >> reporter: and the race supports the new york city economy, generating about $350 million for the big apple every year. it also requires major support from city departments, but mayor bloomberg promised it won't distract from recovery efforts. >> the marathon is not going to redirect any focus.
keep in mind by sunday we'll have electricity back downtown, that will free up an enormous number of police. >> reporter: new york city has always had a reputation as one tough town and now having survived some of mother nature's worse they are bracing to be ready for one of the biggest running event in the world. >> they said that they are going to be retrofitting the station so that everyone can get there. i'm sure they will figure it out. >> reporter: this morning 14 of the city's 23 subway lines are open and running again. the mayor says he expects more if not all to be up and running by sunday. race organizers say they will be using private buses to get runners to the starting line, but for many this is not about logistics, it's about optics. savannah? >> craig melvin at central park, thank you. congressman michael grim represents the borough of staten island and scott stringer is the staten island president. you are right there in staten island, an area so hard hit.
reactions to this border from frustration, to bewilderment and rage, and i detect from you you feel some rage about this decision. >> well, there's no question i'm angry about it, and i'm exoegt sentiments of all the people i'm visiting on a regular basis. like three different groups of people here on staten island, those that are still grieving their loved ones, their friends and their neighbors for lives that we lost. those that don't know where friends, neighbors, family members, are they are displaced. we don't even know their status and there's a good chance death tolls can still rise, and then there are those that are literally walking the street and they seem almost hopeful. they have lost everything. they have no more home and don't know where to go, and then you have the groups -- go ahead. >> into this scene there's talk of sending upwards of 40,000 runners to the new york city marathon. i should mention, congressman, we invited the mayor or a representative from the mayor's office to come on, and they
declined but they did give a statement saying our recovery efforts are on going and none will be impacted by the marathon. no resources will be reduced. sir, do you buy that? >> well, here's the problem with that. you've got to understand. the mayor has one of the most difficult jobs in the world, and i do respect that. however, there are people right now that have absolutely no heat. they are sitting still in the dark in their apartments and they have no food. my office has been getting calls that someone checked on a neighbor and found out they haven't eaten so they are bringing food over there so to say we have enough resources just isn't accurate. it's not true. there are still many people who have no idea where they are going to be living for the next 30 days and the city has not been able to give answers about where to find transitional housing so there's a lot of unanswers questions, and i think the optics on this, it goes to the heart of how people in staten island feel. we feel like no one understands us. >> let me ask you to stand by
for a movement i want to turn to scott stringer, the borough power. abuse of power, massive generators are providing electricity to a tent in central park, not in staten island. you initially supported the mayor edecision. have you changed your mind? >> i give mayor bloomberg and governor cuomo respect for their efforts. i believe in this case we have to be very cautious. as congressman grimm stated, staten island is suffering. breezy point, queens is suffering and let me tell you about lower manhattan. i was going yesterday build by building and people are suffering. you know what they need? they need generators, they need food, they need supplies. i think the prudent course of action. postpone the marathon. come back a different day. our first priority is to help people who lost their homes and missing loved ones and the people in manhattan, the
financial hub of the world, when you go down there it looks like a wasteland so i give the mayor credit for wanting to do it all but i think in a close call we have to be very cautious. let me just mention two things. new york has two great traditions, it's the marathon and the other tradition is new yorkers helping new yorkers and when we fight for our city, we also have to recognize that this time it's about helping new yorkers, not the marathon. we'll come back and do that a different time. >> very quickly, congressman, the argument is that there's an economic benefit. $350 million the city expect to get from the event. is that not a reason to keep it going? >> absolutely not. first of all, this is how i feel as a staten islander. we had looting going on for two days in a row, and the people that were looted and the people that live in these neighborhoods feel if there's going to be any resources to -- for police officers, let's have them here and let's stop looting and things like that before we send them to take care of the marathon. it's apples and oranges,
symbolic for us and how we feel. >> happy to have you on on a busy morning. thank you to you both. we want to hear from our viewers. do you think the marathon should be cancelled, or should it go on? you can logon to today.com and let us know what you think. now let's turn and get a check of the weather from al. >> and let's see what we've got going on as we look ahead towards the weekend. we're going to see that we've got a beautiful weather mid-atlantic states. some snow showers and rain showers in upstate new york. also in the northern northern plains. rain in the pacific northwest. wet weather in texas on into parts of the midwest. look at this, new york city marathon forecast, we have temperatures low to mid-40s by the end of it, low 50s. breezy conditions out of the northwest. 13 miles per hour for the rest of the day. rain in the lower mississippi river valley. cold here in the northeast.
sunny, but we are worried about our friends without power and heat. it's going to be a difficult the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. good morning. cloudy and cold around the washington metro area. temperatures around 40. in the rural areas, in the mid-30s for much of the region. a lot of cloudiness coming through. scattered sprinkles. later today, partly sunny. winds increasing and gusting to 20 to 25 miles per hour this afternoon. temperatures climb into the mid-50s. cold morning for the next several days. might get a coastal storm wednesday with wind and rain. >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> all right, al, thanks. coming up next, warning about unlicensed contractors at work in devastated neighborhoods, right after this. ♪
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back now at 7:42. this morning on rossen reports, a warning to everyone trying to repair their homes in the wake of this storm. officials say contractors are preying on homeowners. today national investigative correspondent jeff rossen has more on that. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: hey, matt, good morning. look, a lot of you are hurting right now trying to put your homes back together. that makes you an easy target. you want a quick fix so you may hire the first company that comes to your door. it makes sense, but it could cost you big later. officials are warning unlicensed contractors, even scammers, could be flooding neighborhoods right now. sandy's sheer power caught on home video. >> oh, my gosh. >> reporter: now, the massive cleanup is under way, and investigators say unlicensed
contractors are coming out of the woodwork. hi, jeff rossen from nbc news. why did you tell us you were licensed and trained to remove trees? >> these guys already at work on the decimated homes of vulnerable storm victims. >> it's terrible. it's unconscionable behavior. >> reporter: frank van dyke is a veteran investigator with suffolk county's consumer affairs unit. >> this contractor is operating right over here. >> reporter: scanning for companies breaking the law in some of long island's hardest hit neighborhoods. >> hey, guys. checking home improvement licenses. >> reporter: this contractor is removing a giant tree from this home. dangerous work that requires a license, but the county has no record of him. >> i'm going to issue a violation. you can come in on monday. >> reporter: the homeowner told us she had no idea. >> did you know they were unlicensed when you hired them? >> they told us they were licensed. they should have a license, it's
law. >> reporter: because without one there's no requirements. contractors don't get a criminal background check and may not have insurance which means if they do a shoddy job you could be stuck. >> you don't know the level of expertise of the workers. they could damage your house more than you already have. >> we're taking a tree off somebody's house. >> reporter: this contractors admits he doesn't have a home improvement license, didn't know we needed one. >> we do rigging, massive rigging with the boom truck. that's what we're licensed and insured to do. >> reporter: but turns out there's no license for rigging either. he's actually an elevator repairman. you said your license and rigging, your company installs elevators. how do you explain that? why did you tell us you were licensed in rigging and trained to remove trees. >> just blocks away. >> consumers affairs, we're doing a licensing check. >> reporter: investigators find another unlicensed contractor. he insists the government database is wrong. >> i am licensed. >> when he checked there was no
license online for you or your company. >> i'll shoal you otherwise. >> reporter: said he'll show investigators proof the next day but didn't. >> do you have a business card? >> reporter: many contractors do play by the rules. frank checked this one on the roof. fully licensed. >> i'm glad somebody showed up to check my credentials, verify i'm licensed. >> reporter: what do you make of the unlicensed contractors? >> stick it to them. >> reporter: officials say some unlicensed contractors even walk down the street going door to door luring you in with low, low prices, and when your front yard looks like this or actually any of the homes on this block, you're desperate. how do you say no? >> it hurts. i am really in the hole. >> reporter: dorothy o'brien got a flier in her door in august for tree repair from this man, eric moyer. she says she paid him $1,600 in cash up front, but he never did the job.
>> they were only here one day. they never came back again. >> reporter: new jersey prosecutors say he was unlicensed and targeting the elderly and charged him with multiple counts of theft. he didn't return our calls for comment. >> they are liars. they lie to you. they are complete frauds. >> reporter: now with home after home looking like this, investigators fear it's open seas season. >> the consumers are so desperate that they will just hand the money away. >> reporter: now the contractors we met have a hearing next week. no previous violations against them, but officials say after storms like this contractor complaints spike. the best way to protect yourself, call your local consumer affairs department. even by phone they can quickly check if the company you're trying to hire is licensed. also like dorothy, never pay cash, and if you can get several estimates before hiring someone. >> such a fine line. people need help, but there are rules and regulations and laws. >> exactly.
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back now at 7:49 with how you can help those affected by sandy. >> tonight on the networks of nbc universal i'll be hosting a special one-hour concert hurricane sandy, coming together. it will take place here at rockefeller center and feature performances bay bevy of stars, including billy joel, bruce springsteen and the man sitting here right now, jon bon jovi. some of the worst devastation happened in his hometown and his home state. on thursday he had a chance to go home and see the damage and talk to people who had lost just about everything. that couldn't have been easy, john. good morning. nice to see you. >> no, it was hard, to see your hometown devastated like this and people that i grew up with, my grammer school turned into a shelter.
people's homes gone and we're now homeless, never intended to be homeless. hard working blue collar people. >> the town you grew up in and means so much to you. >> yeah. >> what do you think it will take to rebuild? >> well, i think a concerted effort by we, by the collective we. i think as americans we all come together in these times of need and all feel we're all new yorkers in these times of need. we have been through it before and other parts of our country feel if they support us, they know some day we'll be supporting them. people come together in this time. >> and the call came out, and you obviously jumped in right away. a number of your fellow performers did, too. >> of course. usually never a shortage of entertainers that will be willing to help. >> new jersey, such a big part of your life and music, "in and out of love" shot in seaside heights. i know you saw the view from above in the chopper and see what's become of that area. >> the inner sleeve of the new jersey album was is this the on that boardwalk. i spent my childhood down on
that boardwalk. it's gone, it's gone. the entire jersey shore i knew is gone. >> let me just say something. al mentioned you were overseas. you were in london and i called you on the phone and you were the very first person to say yes. it took you three seconds to say yes. you jumped on a plane and got back here. a lot of other performers will join you tonight. >> these are our people. this is what we could. >> you can see hurricane sandy coming together tonight at 8:00 eastern time on the networks of nbc universal and online at nbc.com. >> and we want to remind you all of this benefits the american red cross relief effort. contribute now by calling 1-800-help-now or text the red cross to 90999 if you want to make a $10 donation. we'll be back with much more of "today," including a live
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good morning. a few scattered sprinkles moving in from the north and west showing up in green on the map. we might have a few of those over the next couple hours. a lot of cloudiness and shun breaks out this afternoon. the chill remains through the weekend all the way into next week. danella, how is traffic? >> the swas in northeast, 17th is closed between monroe and newton street while police are investigating. back to you. >> thanks so much. another update in 25 minutes. for now, back to the "today" show after this short break.
♪ and we're back now. 8:00 on a friday morning. it's the 2nd day of november, 2012. a look from above at our outdoor concert stage. in about half an hour that stage will be filled with the legendary rock 'n' roll band aerosmith making their very first ever morning show concert appearance, and we are thrilled. consider the fact that it's really difficult to get in and out of new york city these days, and we have a great crowd of people who have turned out for these legends of the music industry. there they are. how is that for a visual in our studio right now. >> good morning, america!
>> good morning. >> we'll be talking to that group in just a little bit. >> that's why they have never done morning television. >> they don't even know what show they are on. >> people that drove all the way from boston to get here, a lot of dedicated fans very excited about the concert and speaking of concerts, we do have a lot of great music coming up in the next few weeks. one direction, the big boy band, is going to be here on tuesday, november 13th, and we'll actually have more of them the following day as well. >> but that's not all, wait. there's more. we've got three more concerts thanksgiving week. slow rider will be kicking things off on monday, november 19th. that's right. kessia rocks the plaza the next day. this guy goes yeah, and on wednesday, the day before thanksgiving, mr. worldwide himself, pitbull.
we're calling him mr. ya. >> but this morning it's all about aerosmith. natalie's got a look at the headlines. >> all right. good morning again to you. good morning, everyone. federal officials will visit new york's staten island today which received a severe blow from hurricane sandy. nbc's andrea canning is there with more on the struggles facing the entire region. good morning, andrea. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. this is just the scene of total devastation. boats actually reached people's doorsteps here, and what makes this really sad is that 19 people are now confirmed dead here on staten island, including a mother whose two young children were washed away with the floodwaters. and to make matters worse, we just got off the phone with a family who is being displaced from the hotel to make way for new york city marathon runners because the marathon is on sunday, and we're hearing this story from other families as well, so that is only adding to the frustration. another area of frustration is gas lines. they are stretching for miles long. people are waiting for hours to get their gas.
it is now limited to ten gallons per person, so lots of frustration there. there is some good news here on staten island. top fema officials are coming. also the department of homeland security. secretary janet napolitano will be making a visit here today. so this is attention that this community really needs right now. natalie? >> all right. andrea canning in staten island, thanks so much, andrea. >> president obama and his republican challenger mitt romney are on a final campaign blitz before tuesday's election. they are concentrating on nine all-important swing states where the outcome of the vote is likely to be determined. both presidential candidates will be in ohio today. the latest polls show president obama hold a slight lead in a majority of the battleground's contest and won the endorsement thursday of michael bloomberg, the politically independent mayor of new york city. emergency workers believe they have contained a fire in tanker cars that derailed this week in kentucky. hundreds of people remain out of their homes, including the entire town of west point. the rail car contained a volatile chemical used to make
the rubber and tires. federal health officials say nine more people have been diagnosed with fungal meningitis linked to tainted steroid injections. at least 377 people have been sickened in 19 states. however, the cdc lowered the number of deaths from the outbreak to 28 instead of 29, and federal regulators say they have found contamination in more drugs made by a massachusetts pharmacy tied to the outbreak. a new medical study finds that hospital patients routinely have their sleep disrupted by endless in-room activity overnight. yale researchers also found noise levels that exceed those recommended by the world health organization. now for a look at what is trending today, our quick roundup of what has you talking online. blake shelton is big online after being named entertainer of the year at the country music association awards last night. it was the third win of an emotional night for shelton who also served as a coach on nbc's "the voice." they love him on it. a new disney video featuring
darth vader's wild side shows him going viral, showing him enjoying the sites and rides at disneyland to celebrate disney's purchase of lukas film and plans for more "star wars" movies. and south korean superstar psy is trying to learn a new old dance, the dougy. >> ready. ♪ ♪ will you teach me how to dougy ♪ >> got to do the head part, yeah, yeah. i'm going to go with you because we've got to coordinate. >> let you judge for yourself where the creator of the "gangnam style" craze can master one of the most popular dances to come out of american pop culture. i think he's got. it looks like he's pretty smooth there. 8:05 now. let's go back outside to matt, savannah and al. >> move it like bernie. >> can you do the dougy? >> i can, but i'm not allowed to by law. >> oh, okay. >> there we have it. >> taking a survey. >> yes. let's check your weather and see what we've got for you. our pick citylet's check the we.
the pick city is myrtle beach, south carolina. unfortunately, we have been talking about the european model, the one that predicted sandy. the nor'easter coming up the coast tuesday night, wednesday into thursday. you can see that on shore flow, which is not what we need for the beaches in new jersey, long island, connecticut and into new england. one to two inches of rain. wind gusts of over 45 miles per hour. snow, mixing in with rain as you move inland. we'll continue to watch this throughout the weekend. check the weather channel to get your latest forecast. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> mostly cloudy and cold. good morning, i'm storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. a few scattered sprinkles around the region. the winds increasing for the afternoon sunshine breaking out. winds gusting to 25 miles per hour from time-to-time.
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back now at 8:11 with more on the recovery from sandy. this storm has dealt a major blow to communities across the region, forcing home owners to make some pretty big adjustments to their daily lives. "today's" jenna wolfe has more on that story >> good morning. back in the day victims suffering power outages with candles, search for flashlights, "d" batteries and wait anxiously for the lights to come back on. today, a different story, if you planned ahead and got a portable generator putting you in luck and in high demand. neighbors now hosting generator parties to help pass the time. coming together to weather the storm and to weather the bore donnell. in the suburbs surrounding new york city many streets look like this one just north of manhattan, downed trees, exposed wires, still a mess from sandy's
howling winds. >> that part of the main trunk of the tree came down. there could definitely electrified line. this is most definitely a live line. >> reporter: allen is part of a growing trend in the suburbs, no longer waiting in vain for his electricity to come back on. with sandy he's been able to pick up the most popular toy on the block. if you stop talking for a second, you can hear almost like a hum in the town. you hear that hum? >> yeah. generator. >> yeah. almost every home here is trying to get one, trying to borrow one, trying to rent one, trying to use one. i found someone who doesn't need theirs, so i'm renting it from them because they are like gold right now. >> reporter: this is it, the whole generator? >> this is it, just give it a turn towards there, hold it. >> reporter: and with that night life begins at the home. how many of you guys know what a generator is? what's a generator? >> something that makes electricity and then it goes
into the house if you plug it in. >> reporter: the scene is pleasantly chaotic, much like allen's electrical setup that would make even ben franklin proud. >> you had irene last year and sandy this year. is a generator going to be a bigger part of your plan now maybe for next year? >> 100%. i think this is what everybody talks about in the community. it's no longer, you know, tickets to a game you may have or what you're doing this weekend. it's if you have is a generator. >> reporter: call it the generator generation. a couple years ago you wouldn't see people flocking to buy them, but now? >> we'll be getting some sort of better built-in generator, for sure. >> reporter: you have had this great role. you've played host to a lot of your neighbors this week. >> people have now been coming to us to charge their phones, to get some work done. >> reporter: right. >> to stay warm, to have a hot meal. >> this is my new hotel, and i get to stay here until i have power because he doesn't have a choice because i married his sister. >> reporter: your generator is
running right now. >> yes, it is. >> but we're still sitting by candlelight. >> correct. because it can only power so much. >> reporter: with the great demand for generators comes the great demand for fuel though many gas stations like this one in westchester are running out very quickly leaving people who did prepare ahead by getting generators in the dark. >> we actually had to siphon three cars that are somewhat full of gas. if we have to, we'll start taking gas out of the cars. >> reporter: nearby at the schwartz house, a generator party, pizza, play dates and most importantly on this night electricity. >> we are luckier than some in this neighborhood. i mean, if you look around, it's complete blackness for the most part. we decided we'll invite our friends and their parents and got pizza and salad and a movie playing. the kids are having a great time. >> reporter: a typical scene. those who can help do, a simple act of generator generosity. the neighbors have wine, the kids are entertained and for one
night life seems okay. how many of guys are having fun at the pizza party tonight? >> me! >> reporter: yeah! while sandy has left so many in the dark, for these neighbors there's no better sound than the dull hum keeping them company. all hail the generator. it could be a week or more before the lights go back on number places. for now, a little credit for those of you who have a generator and a lot of credit for those of you sharing its power with others in the dark. savannah. >> a lot of people saying that was a good decision to get a generator if they got one. >> reporter: whoever doesn't have one this year, getting one next year. >> coming up next, matt catches up with aerosmith before this morning's big concert on the plaza, right after this. ♪ i'm back in the saddle again
♪ mile after mile, to and from ♪ now there are four for all to use ♪ ♪ tell the neighbors, friends, everyone the news ♪ ♪ and let's hum, hum, hum, hum ♪ ♪ let's hum ♪ a prius for everyone ♪ there's a bigger one, if you want more space ♪ ♪ a small one if the city's your place ♪ ♪ and even one you can plug in ♪ so hop on in and give one a spin ♪ ♪ and let's hum, hum, hum, hum ♪ ♪ let's hum ♪ a prius for everyone it's been 42 years since aerosmith formed in boston. today they are the best-selling american rock 'n' roll band of all time. and they are set to release their first all new album in more than a decade, their 15th overall called "music from another dimension." we are really happy to welcome steven tyler, joe perry, brad whitford, todd hamilton and joey kramer.
guys, good morning and welcome. >> good morning. >> good morning, matt. >> what a visual this is. i joked the other day, i said when you look at this band you don't exactly scream morning people, so is that why you haven't done a morning show concert? >> that's exactly why. >> so raise your hand if this is an early wake-up call for you or a very late night? >> these are pajamas actually. >> late night. >> you haven't gone to bed. >> always heard about this thing called morning but we never believed it. now it must be true. >> finally dawned on you, huh? >> to have these five guys sitting together is not always easy. you told me in an interview not long ago it's sometimes tough to get this band on the same page. still the case? >> it was a great press ploy, wasn't it in. >> on occasion, you know, but it's life. >> when it comes to playing, we're on the same page. >> but life can sometimes throw different wrinkles at. >> you absolutely, yeah. >> now there's cameras, cameras
everywhere, so stuff that's been going on all these years, now is news. >> and you do have separate lives. >> we have lives and we have wives and kids and, you know, we've all taken different paths to, you know, fill the best out of our lives. >> this band has outlived some of our marriages. this one takes priority, you know, in most cases. >> and it's interesting how the life, you know, the music just smacks life right in the face. we get together and we write, and we're like in order earn day sorcererers. we create this music in the studio when we can get ourselves locked into a studio long enough and that's the beauty, and we see that after the first month, and, you know. >> you see that after the first month, and then when you're on tour like you are starting the second leg, do you start to think after a while, okay, we've got to get some alone time again. >> thinking about fishing. >> take a little time off, but the music is always going. >> 42 years of a relationship, you know, brings what it brings, you know. i don't know anybody, including
myself, that's done anything for 42 years. >> steven, we sat down at your house last year in los angeles, and we talked, and we talked a lot about you, joe, and the relationship you two have, and he was very honest about how tumultuous it's been, but i also want you to know he said some awfully kind, wonderful, sincere things about you. >> we're probably due to have a writing session or something the next day, and so, i don't know, wanted to get into some kind of good mood. >> he said he's addicted to your music. he's addicted to the sound of your guitar. >> i think it's mutual. we both comes from opposite ends of a spec trumpet i mean, he's very schooled in how to put songs together and that kind of thing, and i just want to get out there and rock. when tom and i played together, it was all about just blasting away. >> we're all addicted to joe's guitar sound. >> but it was nice to hear, after all of the talk of the trouble, really nice to hear what a tender spot in your heart
you have for him. >> i do. >> it's nice of you to say. >> you know, bringing people together here on the "today" show, look at this. >> this is our tv behavior. >> this new album, all new music. how would you compare it to other stages of your career throughout the years? >> it incorporates all the stages of our career, really. >> i mean, we definitely want to do something that had a connection to the beginning, but as it went along it started to really reflect all the different things that we've tried over the years. >> a tough situation in this area. >> somewhere between "rocks" and "toys in the attic." you find a red record, got vinyl coming out, that's why it's from another dimension. >> a lot of people have said it's been ten years since we had a studio record but it's really 40 years to make this record, because like tom said, we've taken bits and pieces of what the band has done, all different kinds of rock 'n' roll, and put it on this record. >> as you all know this tough situation in this region right
now in the wake of hurricane sandy, and a look outside, you've got a lot of real good fans who made their way down here despite emergencies and all that, and they can't wait to hear you play in the next half hour. i'm in that group, and i thank you guys for coming. i want to mention, you guys, you two, are going to come and join us on this benefit concert. >> just spoke to john in the hallway, jon bon jovi, i cannot do it. i was born in manhattan so i've got to do this. >> got to represent. thrilled about that. a concert can you see on the networks of nbc universal tonight at 8:00, and, again, their album is called "music from another dimension." they will be on stage in the next half hour. first, here's savannah. >> matt, thanks. during a week like this we could use a little music and some laughs, too. the late-night comedy hosts were more than happy to provide us with a few. >> thank you very much for joining us here in the ed sullivan shelter. >> because of the hurricane, we had to do the show to a bunch of empty seats, or as clint
eastwood calls that a full house. >> to make sure we rebuild our state we do what needs to be done. >> wow, that guy is incredible. i just wish i knew his name or his title. >> oh, there you go. chris christie, governor. >> good thing his mom sewed his name into all of his clothes. >> gave me such a start! i know exactly what this is. chris christie's pants, ladies and gentlemen. >> because of hurricane sandy, new jersey governor chris christie actually cancelled halloween. this seems very suspicious to me, especially considering to me the fact that he just posted this photograph on instagram. >> mitt romney had something for the kids at his house. show romney's house. >> look, let me tell you something. if you're looking for free stuff you don't have to pay for, i'm not your guy. >> ladies and gentlemen, now to present tonight's top ten list, vice president of the united states, joe biden. >> if you vote early, you don't have to pay taxes.
i'm sorry, i'm being told that's not accurate. >> and the number one good thing about voting early, ladies and gentlemen. >> honestly, don't you want this election over with already? >> when we comee back, we'll hae aerosmith live on our plaza. breaking news at 8:26. d.c. police investigating an officer involved shooting in northeast d.c. this morning. this is happening along newton street. the officer was stabbed and shot his attacker. the suspect died. the officer was taken to an area hospital. we are learning about the circumstances that led up to the shooting and the officers kurnlt condition. we'll look at weather and traffic
good morning. a lot of cloudiness around. scattered sprinkles. it's chilly. low to mid-50s. sun out this afternoon. blustery winds, too. a blustery day tomorrow. cloudy and still chilly. it continues sunday into next week. rain and wind on wednesday from a coastal storm. it's important to stay tuned. we'll keep you posted. storm team 4 is on it. how is traffic? >> problems in montgomery county. approach it as a four-way stop.
to the beltway, jammed at new hampshire avenue. delays at i-95. 25 miles per hour. aaron? >> thank you. tune in for the hurricane sandy [ earnest ] out of the blue one day, we were told to build a 30-foot stage. gathered the guys and we built that 30-foot stage, not knowing what it was for. just days later, all three shifts were told to assemble in the warehouse. a group of people walked out on that stage and told us that the plant is now closed and all of you are fired... i looked both ways, i looked at the crowd, and...we all just lost our jobs. we don't have an income. mitt romney made over 100 million dollars by shutting down our plant and devastated our lives. turns out that when we built that stage,
it was like building my own coffin, and it just made me sick. [ male announcer ] priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. ♪ 8:30 now on this friday morning. it's the 2nd day of november, 2012, a day we will remember for a long time around here because we have rock legends on our plaza this morning. aerosmith just getting a little bit warmed up for our crowd. the concert will be in just a few minutes. thanks to the crowd who have really come a long way to get
here this morning. >> give yourselves a hand, because you braved a lot of elements to get here, and we're thrilled to have you. this concert starts in just a couple of minutes. we've got a lot to get to, but first mr. roker, how about a check of the weather. >> all right. let's look at your looking to t, here is what we have for you. rain in up state new york. wet weather in the pacific northwest. new york city marathon sunday morning, 7:43. by the time it's over, 51 at 3:00 with winds at 13 miles per hour. the rest of the day more rain in the pacific northwest. low in the mississippi river valley. looking for -- plenty of sunshine in the great lakes into the northeast. that's why they haven't done mornings. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. good morning. we have quite a bit of cloudiness. breaks in the clouds for sun.
they are producing scattered sprinkles rk specks on green on the map here. it's dissipating over the next hour or two. sunshine the rest of the day. winds increasing, gusting 20 to 25 miles per hour this afternoon. highs reaching the mid-50s. it's only around 40 now. a cold start each morning, all the way through into next week with chilly afternoons. wednesday, we could get wind and rain. >> there is another event other than the new york city marathon on sunday. it's the best night of the week. that's because it's sunday night "football night in america." the boys head to the georgia dome to take on the falcons. it's a good one. outdoor weather, a few showers. temperatures 66-70 degrees. tony romo, that's sunday night r, "football night in america." >> don't get distract the.
we want to take a moment and welcome the newest member of our "today" family, erica hill has been announced as co-anchor for "weekend today." such an honor to have you here. >> thank you, so feel honored and humbled to join this family, such an incredible tradition and getting all choked up but to be a part of nbc news and the "today" show and spend my weekend with lester holt, doesn't get much better than that. >> you are no stranger to the mornings. you know the grind, but mornings are never stranger than when you spend them with lester holt, so are you ready for that? >> i welcome any and all tips for coping. please send them my way. >> like to welcome new anchors with the big concert. >> just for you. >> i like that before the spanking. >> that one not so much. >> let me tell you, it's wonderful to have you. we'll have a lot of fun on the weekends. >> a lot coming up this weekend so we can probably do a little preview. coverage of the aftermath of hurricane sandy as people struggle to clean up here in the northeast. we're also going to take you
inside a real live war room and a place you may not suspect, the home depot. >> and in case you forgot there's an election around the corner. find out the latest and get the last minute on the road with the candidates. >> why don't we do this, why don't we give you a welcome gift, a chance we've never had a chance to do. coming up next -- >> aerosmith. >> live in concert. ♪
five, four, three -- >> ladies and gentlemen, aerosmith. ♪ backstroke lover always hidin' 'neath the covers till i talked to my daddy he say ♪ ♪ he said you ain't seen nothin' till you're down on a muffin then you're sure to be changin' your ways ♪ ♪ i meet a cheerleader was a real young bleeder ♪ ♪ oh, the times i could reminisce ♪ ♪ aww, the best things of lovin' with her sister and her cousin started with a little kiss ♪ ♪ like this ♪ seesaw swinger with the boys in the school and your feet flyin' up in the air ♪ ♪ singin' hey diddle diddle with your kitty in the middle of the swing like you didn't care ♪
♪ so i took a big chance at the high school dance with a missy who was ready to play ♪ ♪ was it me she was foolin' she knew what she was doin' when she told me how to walk this way ♪ ♪ she told me to walk this way talk this way ♪ ♪ walk this way talk this way ♪ ♪ she told me to walk this way talk this way ♪ ♪ walk this way talk this way ♪ ♪ just give me a kiss ♪ ♪ schoolgirl sweeties with a classy kinda sassy little skirts climbin' way up their knees ♪ ♪ there was three young ladies in the school gym locker when i noticed they was lookin' at me ♪ ♪ i was a high school loser never made it with a lady till the boys told me
somethin' i missed ♪ ♪ then my next door neighbor with a daughter had a favor gave me just a little bit of this ♪ ♪ seesaw swinger with the boys in the school and your feet flyin' up in the air ♪ ♪ singin' hey diddle diddle with your kitty in the middle of the swing like you didn't care ♪ ♪ so i took a big chance at the high school dance with a missy who was ready to play ♪ ♪ was it me she was foolin' 'cause she knew what she was doin' told me how to walk this way ♪ ♪ she told me to walk this way talk this way ♪ ♪ walk this way talk this way ♪ ♪ she told me to walk this way talk this way ♪ ♪ walk this way talk this way ♪ ♪ just give me a kiss
[ cheers and applause ] >> yeah! >> oh, baby. hey, thank you for coming out. we'll take our walk down here with you on 59th street. it's a beautiful day to be alive. keep it up. >> aerosmith live in concert on a friday morning. we're back with more music, but first this is "today" on nbc. anncr: which do you believe?
what mitt romney's tv ads say about women? or what mitt romney himself says? mitt romney: do i believe the supreme court... should overturn roe v. wade? yes. and it would be my preference that they, that they... reverse roe v. wade. hopefully reverse roe v. wade. overturn roe v. wade. planned parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >> members of the rock 'n' roll hall of fame. how are you doing this morning so far? >> so good to be in new york city. >> and you have a new album coming out. you haven't had new material in more than a decade. is it something that we should
expect, what aerosmith fans are used to hearing, or is it something new to this sound? >> it's been so long that we've been together in the studio that we sat in there and stuff started floating around the room. it wasn't for the same reason as the old days. it was magic and it was music and it was good. >> monday, you guys are going to be in concert in boston. that's got to be fun. what's it going to be like? >> well, it's actually been one to turn our apartment when we started the band into a landmark so they are going to put a black up there. >> 1325. >> 1325 comm avenue in boston and we're going to show up and wave and all that and may pick up our guitars and play a couple of songs. >> i have a feeling you're going to do that. >> kind of full circle, you know. >> ladies and gentlemen, once again, aerosmith. ♪
emotion ♪ ♪ pulled into town in a police car ♪ ♪ your daddy said i took you just a little too far ♪ ♪ tellin' other things but your girlfriend lied ♪ ♪ can't catch me 'cause the rabbit done died ♪ >> oh, baby, baby, baby. ♪ standin' in front just shakin' your ass ♪ ♪ take you backstage you can drink from my glass ♪ ♪ tellin' you something you can sure understand ♪ ♪ 'cause later down the road have me eatin' from your hand ♪
good morning. it is cold. still only in the low 40s. mid-50s and a blustery wind. sprinkle activity for the next hour or two. chilly for the weekend and next week. danella, how is the traffic now? >> there's a water main break in bethesda. 355 to bradley boulevard. >> thank you. tonight on nbc 4, tune in for
♪ i even know that she loves you a lot ♪ ♪ why don't you know don't you know that she's hot ♪ ♪ i even know that she loves you a lot ♪ ♪ why don't you know don't you know what you've got ♪ ♪ i even know that she loves you a lot ♪ ♪ why don't you know don't you know what you've got ♪ >> thank you! thank you, ladies. thank you, thank you. >> and we're back with more of "today" on a friday morning. 2nd day of november, 2012. we waited 42 years. it was worth the wait. guys, thank you, thank you so
much. great having you here. appreciate t.aerosmith. brand new album out, and by the way, steven and joe, are going to be with us tonight on this benefit concert to help the victims of hurricane sandy. guys, fantastic. >> thank you. >> now that we've made history on the "today" show plaza. >> got to say a couple of things. all those here's -- by the way, willie geist joining us as well. all these years rocking the plaza, that was rocking the plaza. mark trout, one of our great stage hands here, manager said, you know, there's a difference when the gods of rock 'n' roll take the stage, and they are the gods of rock 'n' roll. >> not only have we drawn a crowd, people who have come to see the band, people we work with that play guitars or drum as a hobby, all here taking notes because everybody wants to see rock 'n' roll legends. >> i guess there was some question if a rock 'n' roll band
could come to play at 8:30 in the morning. those questions were answered a few minutes ago. >> we've got a jumbotron up on the plaza there which is pretty cool. >> that's there for democracy plaza. >> exactly. worked out pretty well today. >> a lot of people got to see the concert. we want to get to the news of the day and we've got miss natalie morales over at the news desk. good morning to you again. >> good morning to you once again. good morning, everyone. only four days until the presidential election new unemployment numbers from the labor department show that the nation's jobless rate rose 0.1 to 7.9% as more people enter the job market. however, employers did step up hiring, adding 171,000 people to their payrolls. that report is sure to provide ammunition for both sides in the presidential race. there are signs of hope as the northeast tries to recover from hurricane sandy. utility officials in new york vow to restore power by tomorrow. to many manhattan and brooklyn customers and more subway and rail lines are reopening today, but there are still long lines at area gas stations where some
drivers have been waiting for hours, often to learn there is no fuel left or that it is being rationed, and along the devastated jersey shore, residents are being allowed back into their neighborhoods only to find that in so many cases they are now homeless. there's a lot of debate about the decision to proceed with the new york city marathon on sunday. mayor michael bloomberg defends the decision saying the city needs the money that out-of-town visitors will spend this weekend, and he vows the marathon won't divert any resources as the city recovers from the superstorm. this weekend marks the end of daylight saving time for 2012, so before you go to sleep on saturday night here's the reminder to set your clocks and watches back one hour to standard time. blake shelton, who serves as one of the coaches on nbc's "the voice" was the big winner at last negotiate's country music association awards. took home entertainer of the year honors and two other trophies. blake's wife miranda lambert was also named female vocalist of the year.
powerful team. and don't forget you can help those affected by hurricane sandy. tonight on the networks of nbc universal matt will be hosting a special one-hour concert "hurricane sandy, coming together." it will feature performers including billy joel, bruce springsteen and the e street band, jon bon jovi and aerosmith joining us as we just heard as well. it's now four minutes after the hour. let's go back over to al with another check of the weather. al will be taking part in that telethon as well. >> all of us really want to help our friends all along the shoreline and inland as well. let's see what we've got for you for today. again, we're keeping an eye on a potential al nor'easter. the european model has it coming up the coast past virginia by early wednesday morning and setting upright off the long island and new jersey coastline by wednesday evening. we don't like this. one to two inches of rain. wind gusts 45 miles per hour and wet snow inland. with strong winds and waves,
compromised beaches, it could be a big problem. the rest of the country, sunny skies in the southeast. more rain in the pacific northwest. the energy from that system is going make its way and reform off the coast. look for plenty of sunshine through the southwest. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> the winds will likely increase this afternoon. right now, it's in the low to mid-40s in much of the region. reagan national at 45. gusts up to 25 miles per hour. sun this afternoon. scattered sprinkles this morning. tonight, cold after midnight into the 30s. near freezing. saturday, cloudy, breezy. highs low 50s. lighter winds, cold in the 40s. chill all right. time now for today's "take 3" where we take on three issues that have caught our eyes this morning. let's get to the first topic. willie, take it away. >> well, you guys have seen up close and personal some of the
images from this post-hurricane sandy. you can't help but be moved, heartsick a lot of times but a little bit hopeful, too. you see it happened after 9/11 and happens after a lot of these natural disasters when people rush in to help. natalie, why don't i start with you, just an enduring image for you. >> well, obviously we're seeing great pictures from across the area. here just national guard getting some muffins, fresh muffins, but, you know, twitter, the power of twitter, it has really demonstrated how much you can get the word out for people who need help, and in my town in hoboken it's been neighbor helping neighbor all along, people really communicating. well, some people here in battery park city, heather mcalister sent me a tweet and said we have brown bag meals to deliver to hoboken. she saw my reports, and she wanted to get them to hoboken and said how can i deliver. i said take them to city hall. she delivered amazing meals. also, a great man on twitter who has been following me, has a
brazilian restaurant here in the city, brought 300 meals to hoboken to help those people out. the more we can get those messages and people saying i have the resources, what can we do and how can i help? those are the meals delivered to hoboken yesterday. >> rescue workers carrying young people and people through the water. >> yeah. >> you know, i mean, look at that. you just see that and it's people self-lessly giving of themselves to make sure others are okay. >> and just to see, i mean, even from the air when i was in a helicopter seeing a front loader picking up a couple and their dog, and carrying them through the water in hoboken, and delivering them to safe dry ground. >> willie, you're from jersey. it's hard on everybody to see this at your home state. >> anybody who spent time at the jersey shore and saw the images that you brought us two mornings ago from the helicopter, these were the board walks, the roller coasters you rode as a kid. >> rode on those rides this past summer with my kids. it's heartbreaking. >> it's gone now. an image from new york's langone
hospital on that first night when the generators failed and the nicu nurses were carrying these premature babies by hand. they took them down ten stories and were bringing them out into the driving rain and the wind, manually ventilating them, and it's moments like that, it was completely life-affirming and made you realize we'll get through it. >> coney island, the aquarium there, the fish, the wildlife, taking care of the walruses. i mean, there's so many people who are going 24/7 throughout all of this, trying to help everyone. even our -- one of our stage managers here tara has been going up to the animal control and helping walk the dogs. a lot of people forget about those, you know, who really need some help. >> an folks want to figure out how can i make a difference? what can i do? and we've got this,concert tonight that benefits the american red cross. amazing talent helping out. it's going to be hosted by matt at 8:00. we've got bruce springsteen, of course, new jersey's favorite son, along with his other
co-favorites on jon bon jovi. billy joel who is in a sense like the face of fisherman and long island, sting, christina aguilera, going to be a really great time. >> all to benefit the red cross doing some good work here. >> and we put it on our website, even if you feel you can help, text a $10 donation to the red cross as well. we'll put that up there. >> a star-studded affair and pulled together quickly so great they would all come together for this. we'll do a little take two, moving a little bit lighter. the topic is you've got a friend. so it turns out a new study suggests that we should have more friends than -- >> i agree. we all need more friends. >> it's about expanding your circle of friends, a little more diverse is what you said. here are the categories of friends that you need, and savannah, i'm going to start with you down here. who is cooler than you. >> willie geist. >> it doesn't apply to you. >> i'm just going to say. >> who isn't cooler than me. everyone's cooler than me. >> six categories of friends.
>> all right. >> who is cooler than you. the friend who is up for anything. which is great, because i think those people are always like the ones who are going to make you go out of your comfort zone a bit. the friend who you aspire to be. somebody, you know, who -- this is the oprah winfrey find your best self in your friend. >> i'd like to add a category. the friend who gives you a personalized weather forecast when you really need it, that's al. >> here's the thing. you know, i've got to find more friends? look, i'm lucky i've got the friends that i've got. i've got to now find more friends. >> it's not easy out there either. >> what's the point of the study, to have more diverse friends so that all your friends aren't just like you and think the way you do. >> how many of your friends -- your friends i think -- different friends, you know, fill different needs, and from different times, depending on what you need. i mean, i've got a good buddy. >> some people are better friends than others. >> you know who you can count on. >> i don't need more friends. >> do you have a friend that's painfully honest. >> yeah. >> i'm that friend. >> i think i'm that friend.
>> i think it's about expanding as your life goes on your group of friends. i've got my childhood friends and my high school buddies and college friends. >> where do you find time? >> al doesn't want friends. >> i don't want more friends. i've got -- i've got a good group of friends now. i don't feel i need pressure to find more! >> you want to hang out this weekend? >> i've got my director joe michaels. i don't need anything else. >> you're barking up the wrong tree if you want to be al's friend. >> al adamantly against friendship. >> no, i don't need more people in! >> mr. charm, al roker. >> how do you really feel about that? >> okay. >> people don't want to be my friend. >> maybe it's coming the other way. >> yeah, exactly. >> i can't get anybody to be my friend. >> so in that spirit of people helping people and being friendly. >> sure, yeah. >> how about animals, do you like animals? >> like animals, love animals. >> do you have room for a new pet? >> just got a new pet, just adopted a rescue. >> no people, animals, fair enough. let's watch this viral video.
it's a cat and several small puppies all wanting in, and no one opening the door >> the doggie door, the kitty door. >> so finally the kitty takes matters into his or her own claws, paws, whatever you want to call them, and opens the screen door. look at that. >> leave it to the cat. >> how about that. >> wow. >> that's cute. >> okay. >> that's a cool party trick. >> see, that's a cat that will embezzle from you. >> you think all those cats live in that house, or is that like we're going in, cats and dogs. >> it's a cat burglar! >> oh, how did i set you up for that? >> can we be friends now. >> oh, my goodness. got to point out one other thing here. you know the holidays are upon us. >> thank you. >> a little late for that. >> but it was okay. >> took a while. >> if i had a friend in audio, we would have had that rim shot a lot sooner. >> all right. so these are the new -- this is the first sign of the holidays.
these are for the holidays. starbucks. >> nice and hot and cream and sugar. >> look at that. >> i'll probably need all the cream. >> a good friend would put that in for you. >> wow, that's a friend. >> what do you think, too early for the christmas cups? it's not even thanksgiving. it's not thanksgiving yet. is it too early? >> the holidays start after halloween. >> do we skip thanksgiving? >> you know, a real friend would put some rum in here. >> yeah, exactly. >> joe michaels has his stash of rum. >> this is milk, not half-' n half. >> i've got a cat that will get that for you. coming up, shopping for some big-ticket items right after this. donut.
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shopping with consumer dos and don'ts. >> dpoork. >> is there really a science to shopping for big-ticket items. >> a new study out of brigham young university and emorie university, if you're shopping for a big-ticket item like a big-screen tv, you shouldn't focus on the price. people who did spent 50% more. you're much better off thinking about what attributes do i want this product to have, whether it's a diamond ring or a big-screen tv, how big do i want it to be? what kind of resolution do i need it to have? do i want it to be a smart tv and then you can find one of those with all those attributes at the lowest price, works better. >> seems like the best of those things with those attributes would have the biggest price, is that necessarily true? >> not necessarily in items like big-korean tvs where we're seeing a lot of them under $1,000. >> let's talk about how to go about it. starting with popular books and
something you call save on where we get great deals. >> we're going to break you some great deals. these come from retail me not and led us to those deals. the folks at amazon led publishers across the country. not the best-sellers but the best books, 40% off kids books like the maxim ruby books, john meachem's new book, hunkered in this weekend you can find yourself something to read. 40% off. >> also, papa john's is running a special. >> use the code 2 papa's but every one of their stores, you buy a beats yeah, spend $21 and the next pizza is on them and at macy's, a little red, white and blue, their election day sale, 20% to 50% off almost everything in the store this. travel pro suitcase from 280 down to 140, charter club sheets 170 down to 102 and this coat that i am coveting, 370 i
believe down to 240. >> and you get this online or you have to go into the store? >> no, both, actually. the deals may be slightly different, they tell us, from the store to the website, but if you can't get out, hit the website no problem. >> everybody is talking about the ipad mini. my problem with it is it's 330 bucks. >> well, my problem is if you have an ipad already and you want to go smaller, some people like the smaller size in their hand, you can actually sell the one that you have and use it to buy the ipad mini, so the folks at cheapism did a little bit of a survey and looked at different websites, where can you sell your ipad, comparing prices on the third generation ipad 32 gigabyte. we found prices on all of these websites ranging from $250 up to almost $500, depending on the condition of your device, and if you're willing to do the leg work yourself on a site like craigslist you may be able to get more. one thing about those offers. if you're trading it in through apple or amazon, you may be
getting a gift card. >> okay. >> which you should know if you're using it to buy the next. >> as part of our frugal friday, want to recognize the shopper of the week. this week it's liz jenkins of philadelphia. >> from right outside of philadelphia, and she started this very cool thing that she is calling a for later fund. for the last six months, every time she went to an atm she would take one $5 bill and mark it for later. she's been saving those. >> now. >> now this for later fund is become her christmas gift fund. she's got 265,000 -- i was going say $265,000. $265 and it's growing very quickly. >> pretty good restraint. i'm impressed. >> if you've got a frugal friend, if you've got a great shopper, you want to share a story with us, send it to our website because i'm looking that the. >> i'm going to run out and get two pizzas. >> requesting frugal friday," jean, thank you. share your great money-saving ideas on twitter with the #frugalfridays. we'll compile your tweets and feature them on today.com.
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we've been reporting all week about the devastation left in the wake of hurricane sandy, and many folks are still struggling with immediate needs. there were hole communities wiped away, and if you're wondering how you can help, weave got an answer. >> this is exciting. on the networks of nbc universal, matt is going to host a benefit concert and telethon to help people impacted by the storm. it's called hurricane sandy, coming together. >> new jersey's own bruce springsteen, jon bon jovi and jon stewart, long island's billy joel, staten island's christina aguilera, the bronx's mary j blige. i'm from queensch we'll all be part of this. can you see it all and donate money to the red cross tonight
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and it would be my preference that they, that they... reverse roe v. wade. hopefully reverse roe v. wade. overturn roe v. wade. planned parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. mostly cloudy in the 40s and this chilly pattern continues into next week. a blustery wind today and tomorrow. the winds diminish sunday and
♪ ♪ you don't know ♪ you don't know you're beautiful ♪ >> very excited to have the latest boy band sensation from england. they have really caused a frenzy. really excited to have one direction taking over our concert stage on tuesday, november 13th. so let your tweens know and come on down. >> all the words to the song. >> not just this one. i know the words to all of their songs. i have a 5-year-old daughter which means there's posters of those young men in my home, and i want to be clear. they belong to my daughter.
>> okay. we'll see about that. that's not the only thing that we've got on our concert schedule. we have three great ones coming up for thanksgiving week. slow rider, concerna and pit bull rocking the house. like the house bands around here. we love them and hope you can come by for one or them. set up a cot, stay on the plaza. >> slow rider and pit bull when we had our anniversary party, so much fun. >> i'm savannah guthrie alongside natalie morales and one direction fan willie geist. >> huge. i'm a zane guy >> you think he's cutest? >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> that just got weird, didn't it? >> welcome to the nine. speaking of music, we'll get one more song from rock's greatest aerosmith. they wowed the crowd on the plaza. they rocked it out, as we said, to such rock legends and one mer performance coming up this morning. >> also, if you have that mid-afternoon energy dip, we
know about that around here or getting started any time of day, we'll tell you which food to eat to give you an energy boost when you really need it. >> plus, we'll introduce to you atlanta falcons tight end tony gonzal gonzalez. football fans know him as a sure fire hall of famer on the field, but the most important thing in his life is work he's doing off the field helping children cope with illness. this is a great story, a great hall of fame caliber player and an even better guy. >> one of the good guys. and kudos also in order for our web team. today.com was honored with an eni award by editor and publisher for best use of social media for news services, and we've seen a lot of what they have done and put out there, especially during hurricane sandy and all the great coverage that they have provided as well on the web so congratulations, guys. you deserve it. >> very well deserved. let's go to al over into democracy plaza. he's got a check of the weather.
? good morning from here at democracy plaza. the channel has been transformed into part of what will be our election coverage and also a celebration of the electoral process, and this is an nbc news mockprocess. this is an nbc news mock news booth. there's a camera with a little teleprompter there. you can sit here and do an nbc news news report on that. we'll e-mail that to you. it's pretty cool. photo booth, we have character stations, all sorts of things here on democracy plaza. let's take a look and show you what's going on as far as your forecast is concerned. well, we are looking at, for the weekend, we expect to see showers in the pacific northwest. look for wet weather, texas into the central plains. a beautiful day in the southeast. sunday, sunday! for the marathon, we have sunny skies, temperatures in the low 40s.
by 3:00, sunny temperatures, a high of 51 degrees. then the rest of the country, during the day, we expect to see more wet weather through the southern gulf. it's beautiful weather in the northeast and more showers in the pacific northwest. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> a few scattered sprinkles around this morning. good morning, i'm storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. just past 9:30, temperatures are chilly. winds are going pick up over the next few hours and into the afternoon. gusts up to 25 miles per hour. more sun this afternoon. cold tonight, down to near freezing tomorrow morning. saturday, a chilly, breezy day. the chill remains on sunday and >> and after you finish with the marathon, put up your feet and turn on nbc because it's sunday night "football night in america." that's right. tony romo comes in with the
dallas cowboys heading on into the georgia dome taking on the falcons. outdoor weather, a dome. a few afternoon showers. temperatures in the mid to upper 60s. that's on sunday night "football night in america." back to the gang. savannah. >> a double echo on that one. >> i know. >> nothing like a domed forecast for an indoor football game. thanks, al. >> exactly. coming up next, need an energy lift? we'll show you foods that will give you a boost right after this. like a lot of things, trying to find a better job can be frustrating. so at university of phoenix we're working with a growing list of almost two thousand corporate partners - companies like microsoft, american red cross and adobe - to create options for you. not only that, we're using what we learn from these partners to shape our curriculum. so that when you find the job you want you'll be a perfect fit. let's get to work.
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dietician and nutrition blogger for "self" magazine. good morning. >> good morning. >> good to have you here. >> good to be here. >> important to pick your calories wisely, you say, to have a really high energy day, right? >> yes, exactly. calories give us energy. we need to eat something every four hours or so, so smart snacks are very important, and so that's what i've brought with me today. >> okay. let's get to a bit of the great choices, roasted edamame, packed with protein. >> yes. you have them sort of how they come, and they simply thaw them out and they are like that. got a great snack here. >> if you roast them in the oven like 425, a little olive oil and a little salt and pepper, nice crispy exterior and chewy interior and what's great in them is they are high in mag newsium. if you don't get enough magnesium your body produces more lactic acid and that's the same stuff produced after an intense workout that makes you feel tired and sore. if you are feeling tired all the time, you may not be getting enough magnesium >> i love this recipe right
here, so many love deviled eggs, packed with fat and calories, a way to make them healthy and packed with protein as well. >> i'm from nashville and down south deviled eggs are a must have. >> every party. >> every party, every picnic. the bad news is they are high in saturated fat from all the mayo. i've lightened it up. i call my eggs angel eggs, nothing devilish about it. swapped out the mayo for a mixture of hummus and-in-the-non-fat plain greig style yogurt. it will taste great, which is important, but it provides an energy boosting carbo of-s from the hummus for quick energy and then you have the protein and yogurt which sustains that energy all afternoon. >> and the protein and the hummus, great. >> a little bit of everything. >> this avocado is your cheesy tropical avocado. could theage cheese and pineapple. >> if you want to take a little vacation during the snack day, half an avocado and cottage
cheese with pineapple. it's high in b vitamins. it helps convert the-s our body eats into energy to use. >> eating too much avocado can be a bad thing. >> portion control is even important in the healthy snacks, too. >> a great stuffed pep we are lentils. >> totally. >> this is something you make ahead on the weekend and pop into the microwave any time you need an energy-boosting snack. >> the red peppers are great even with salsa, right. >> and we're running out of time. water here, but if you want to jazz up your water a little bit, you say spa water. >> i went on a spa weekend with some girlfriends and they had the water infused with fresh herbs, refreshing and hydrating. >> and real quick, dessert. >> we freeze a banana, blend it up and this is guilt-free ice cream. high in fiber so it keeps our energy level stable. >> thanks so much. >> thank you. >> coming up next, an nfl great takes time off the field to help kids in need. but first, these messages. ♪ this is the car that loves to have fun ♪
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gonzalez makes sure that kids know they have a buddy. nbc's kristen dahlgren has more. >> reporter: these kids are called shadow buddies, kids with cancer, kids with inhalers, teaching them about their illness and making them feel less alone and even a big strapping football player like tony gonzalez can get a lot from these dolls and the children he gives them too-to- >> ryan's first throw of the game. a third down conversion to tony gonzalez. >> reporter: a 12-time pro bowler, tony gonzalez has been called one of the best tight ends to ever play the game, but it wasn't always that way. >> i was the worst kid on the team. >> reporter: as a child, he was scared, bullied. >> this guy would come down to my school every single day and wait for me. >> reporter: but he decided to stop living in fear, and things started to click for the young player. he became an all-american, was drafted by the kansas city chiefs, and then again learned life isn't always easy. >> i just cracked under the pressure and i dropped 17 balls that year, led the league in drops? a teammate gave gonzalez a book
of vince lombardi quotes, and the tight end realized he'd have to work harder at the game. >> you have to go out there and do more than anybody else, and that's what the great ones do. when i go out before practice now, i catch, you know, at least 50 balls before practice even starts. >> reporter: he changed his life off the field as well, and looked for a way to give back. what he found was a second family. >> miles is my little brother. >> reporter: miles is miles postelwaite born prematurely with multiple birth defects. will the had dozens of surgeries when gonzalez met him in the 1990s. he complained about not having any friends like him and his mom made him a doll and shadow buddies were born. just as the friendship between tony and miles grew, so did their cause. >> this is the cesare buddy, and he's got a little helmet. >> reporter: shadow buddies are 24 condition-specific dolls, little friends for kids who can
feel all alone, whether they are suffering from heart defects, asthma or cancer. >> you can see the hair is falling off, just like the child. >> reporter: tony, and now his wife october, visit hospitals to help distribute the buddies. to date the tony gonzalez foundation has handed out more than 55,000. many who wear number 88 and look a little familiar. >> you think it looks like me? >> my family is a big falcons fan, aren't we? >> reporter: for kids in the hospital and their parents, it can be a big boost. >> we're happy because it's kind of sad, like i've been here for four or five day. >> this is the most i've seen amani smile the whole time we've been here. >> reporter: it's not always easy. >> you go into a cancer ward and you see kids that aren't going to make it. >> reporter: but for gonzalez there is nothing like it. >> when you do go in there and you bring a smile to one of these kid's faces, way better than scoring a touchdown. >> reporter: he says the kids teach him about being tough.
>> and this one is a boy that has falcons. >> had a smile on her face all day. >> as athletes we only have a short window and we want to make it count. >> reporter: at 36 gonzalez says this is his last season in the league. >> the hope is the same hope i've had since my rookie year and that's to win a super bowl. >> reporter: ring or not, he has no plan to leave the shadow buddies team, a cause that he says changed his life, too. >> every time i talk to kids, i always tell them that story, it's not about how you start, it's how you finish. >> reporter: tony says that he wishes he could bottle up how good it makes him feel to help these kids and share them with anyone. in case you're wondering miles is 24 and he and tony are still great friends. >> you can tell how much it means to him. >> reporter: oh, yeah. >> that's terrific. kristen, thank you so much. catch the falcons take on the cowboys "sunday night football" starting at 7:00 p.m. eastern right here on nbc. coming up, one more song from the icons aerosmith, but first this is "today" on nbc.
well, it's been a tough week but a good way to end it. one more song from aerosmith. ♪ ♪ why don't you know what you've got ♪ ♪ i even know that she loves you a lot ♪ ♪ why don't you know that she loves you a lot ♪ ♪ why don't you know that she loves you lot ♪ ♪ why don't you know don't you know what you got ♪ ♪ i even know that she loves you a lot ♪ ♪ why don't you know, don't you ♪
♪ ♪ imagination ♪ good vibrations ♪ why don't you know that she loves you a lot ♪ ♪ what don't you know don't you know what you got ♪ ♪ i even know that she loves you a lot ♪ ♪ why don't you know don't you know that she's hot ♪ ♪ why don't you know that she loves you a lot ♪ ♪ why don't you know don't you know what you've got ♪ ♪ i even know that she loves you a lot ♪ ♪ why don't you nknow ♪
♪ ♪ ♪ why don't you know that she loves you a lot ♪ ♪ why don't you know don't you know what you've got ♪ ♪ i even know that she loves you a lot ♪ ♪ why don't you know don't you know that she's hot ♪ ♪ why don't you know that she loves you a lot ♪ ♪ why don't you know don't you know what you've got ♪ ♪ i even know that she loves you a lot ♪ ♪ why don't you know don't you know what you've got ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you! charlie rose: will you endorse president obama? colin powell: yes. when he took over we were in one of the...
worst recessions we had seen in recent times... close to a depression. and i saw, over the next several years, stabilization... come back in the financial community. housing is starting to pick up. the president saved the auto industry. and the actions he's taken with respect to... protecting us from terrorism have been very, very solid. and so, i think we ought to keep on the track that we are on. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message.
breaking news at 9:57. police are investigating a deadly officer involved shooting. it started with an accident involving a drunk driver. the investigation took officers to a nearby house where they shot and killed a man after an altercation. police are not releasing details about the shooting or the suspect. let's check the forecast with
tom kierein. good morning. >> good morning. cloudy and chilly with sprinkles. the sprinkle activity should end by noontime. highs in the mid-50s. the chill remains through the weekend all the way into midweek next week. wind and rain from a coastal storm on wednesday. stay tuned. danella, how is traffic? >> slow in bethesda. you are going to see the right lane blocked by a water main break there. delays start at the beltway. the american legion bridge jammed to the dulles toll road. back to you. >> thanks so much. coming up on [ earnest ] out of the blue one day, we were told to build a 30-foot stage. gathered the guys and we built that 30-foot stage, not knowing what it was for. just days later, all three shifts were told to assemble in the warehouse. a group of people walked out on that stage and told us that the plant is now closed
and all of you are fired... i looked both ways, i looked at the crowd, and...we all just lost our jobs. we don't have an income. mitt romney made over 100 million dollars by shutting down our plant and devastated our lives. turns out that when we built that stage, it was like building my own coffin, and it just made me sick. [ male announcer ] priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with.
i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. from nbc news this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. and it is try day friday, nomber 2nd, we are so happy you guys are all with us today, getting ready for our quiet weekend, i hope, after everything that everybody's been through. >> but kind of a rock and roll friday night here. >> get it kicked off. >> there's a benefit concert that nbc is putting on tonight at 8:00. matt lauer, it was his idea. >> he's hosting the whole thing. >> it's at 8:00, it's supposed
to be across all nbc platforms, and the goal is to raise money for the hurricane victims. >> it's called hurricane sandy coming together. >> i love it. we have a lot of great, great acts coming. matt called a lot of these guys, bruce springsteen and the e-street band is going to come and perform. john bon jovi. >> sting, christina aguilera. >> nbc, msnbc, bravo, g-4, usa. >> wow. >> and streamed. >> gosh, we're big. >> we are humungous. anyway. >> it will be from 8:00 to 9:00 eastern time on the east coast. delay for the west coast. a lot of people are wondering how can they be helpful. you don't want to get all caught up in red tape. this is perfect. get rid of the middle man. call the red cross. just great. >> going to be cool.
we read, every now and then, our guy from "the new york times" has interesting things. so there was a question from angie, here it is. for nearly eight years, i've been pleasant to my boyfriend's mother when she visits. she's returned the favor by treating me like dirt. when can i throw in the towel and give her a taste of her own medicine? here's what phil says, never. sorry, angie, for others it's whenever they go. >> focus on departure. be as respectful as you can when she's there. easier said than done. you almost have to prepare yourself, go up and meditate for a half hour before the woman comes. >> it's weird when you meet someone and dislike someone, it's like when you have the chemistry of liking someone right away, there's the same thing when you have a bee in your bonnet, you don't know why. >> something on angie when the mother-in-law comes. lots of times, and if people
could stop doing this would be wonderful, don't have an agenda when you come to visit. you're in somebody else's home. you're the guest. don't try to control everything and say we're going to do this, do that, eat this, and do that. >> i do that. i do that, i do. i can't help it, i do. >> little ms. bossy pants. >> i know the you're right. >> that's offensive. you're in my house. >> don't tell me how to cook and clean. >> might be some residual resentment the fact this girl is her son's girlfriend. perhaps she would treat her with a little more respect if they were married. >> they've been girlfriend and boyfriend for eight years. >> obviously, there's a little something happening there too. it's more complicated than it appears. >> anyway, "the wall street journal" had this article and it talked about what kind of people live longer. okay, pretend you look in your sink, and there's stuff in
there. >> that would be your sink. >> exactly. scraps, things that didn't get all the way down the drain. the disposal hadn't gone. >> bowling balls, everything. >> there are people constantly wiping and cleaning things and people who walk by them and go, huh. >> look at that bowling ball in the kitchen sink. >> good news for people who don't care, you live longer than people who do. >> but you make people that care die, because they have to clean it up all the time. think about it, they are exhausted from doing all the things that would be so easy, one little swipe. one little swipe. but no. >> you're right. >> one swipe. think how many people you could make happy. >> you're right. every now and then, and it's rare, but i wake up some mornings, i don't enjoy cleaning, i don't like it, rarely do it, but some mornings i get on a terror. i light candles, want everything spit shined, but all the other
13 days every two weeks, i couldn't care about it. >> you're meticulous about your own hygiene, thank god, i couldn't sit her. you care about that. never seen a speck of food in your teeth ever. >> i just don't pay close attention to the stuff in the sink. i do -- >> what about the stuff in the toilet, do you care about that? >> you are nasty. that is nasty. >> it's a fair question. >> no, it's not a fair question. i clean -- here's my confession, i clean up, and i'm going to say it, i love rose and she cleans my apartment, i clean before she comes. >> you don't want to offend her. >> that's how i roll. >> you tell america that you are. >> exactly. so here's some videos, a lot of kids are, i guess, they've had it with this election day thing. sometimes kids need to remind us to take care of business. students at harlem's democracy
prep school sang a song. let's listen. ♪ ♪ vote for obama ♪ or vote for romney ♪ it's your civic duty so vote for somebody ♪ ♪ it's called democracy ♪ it's your reminder ♪ vote for obama ♪ or vote for romney ♪ it's your civic duty ♪ >> cute, adorable. since we're on a musical theme and this is all the the highlight of our show. no one will forget. this is so good you have to close your eyes. this is the kind you have to feel. close your eyes. close them tight. i'm going to close mine too. this is one you have to feel. it gets in your system. >> not really. it's like a virus. >> no, it's not. here's a song is that i chose specifically because it had a
little funk in it, a little wrap. and here we go. let's do it. ♪ that's live. ♪ i had to face another day ♪ lord it made me feel so tired ♪ ♪ before the day i met you life was so unkind ♪ ♪ you're the key to my peace of mind ♪ ♪ and you make me feel ♪ you make me feel ♪ you make me feel like a natural woman ♪
♪ oh baby what you done for me ♪ makes me feel so good inside ♪ and i want to be ♪ close to you ♪ you make me feel so alive ♪ you make me feel ♪ you make me feel ♪ you make me feel like a natural woman ♪ ♪ you make me feel ♪ you make me feel ♪ you make me feel like a natural woman ♪ ♪ you make me feel ♪ you make me feel
♪ you make me feel like a natural woman ♪ ♪ natural woman >> come over here, baby. >> come here. >> oh, my gosh. that's after singing eight shows a week. >> thank you. oh, my gosh! oh, my goodness. this is billy, everybody. >> you are awesome. >> how are you, honey? i don't know you, but god bless ya! >> that was -- oh, my gosh! what a wonderful surprise! >> in case you don't know, she's
an outstanding singer on "scandalous," i don't know if we mentioned it. the girls are unbelievable. they are terrific. >> you guys kept that a secret? oh, so cute! so what's it like, you guys, eight shows a week. we're getting ready to open. >> excited, excited. >> still making changes. >> everybody's ready. >> we're ready to do that. >> well, you guys, so grateful to everybody that's come to see us at "scandalous." keep it coming. see every show on broadway. broadway is suffering right now. >> last night when the curtain went up and i saw all those people -- it was so awesome. >> they were ready to be entertained. >> they were ready. >> they were ready for a story. they knew their own stories so well. you guys, i'm honored to work with ladies like you, who are not only amazing talent, sweetest people on the planet. this lady is like our heartbeat back stage.
come see everybody in "scandalous." thank you, tammie, for doing that. that makes me cry. i love you guys. see you at rehearsal. god bless you all. wow. >> wasn't that beautiful? >> that really is. we're to the point now where we're all so exhausted too, you know? your emotions are just right on the surface. i love these ladies. >> how about that, how about that? >> thank you, hoda. >> how about those girls. >> you get so close to people. there's nothing quite as collaborative. >> bobbie's crying, but we still want to bring bobbie. >> thank you, sweet girl. >> we have to! so to top that, i don't know how to, but i've got some really cool brush stuff for you. if you ever struggled with getting your makeup brushes in the place to go after you use them, this is called the canoe bag. you can store them, but it stands up on its own.
>> cute, hoda would never use it, though. and never clean her brushes. >> this is called snap and easy, it's a cool and pretty thing that lets you snap all your eye pencils or brushes together. >> everything you can't find. >> if you're going to invest in pencils, great protectors for your brushes instead of the plastic things that come with it. they help fight bacteria and keep the shape of the brush when you wash them. >> that's nice. >> clever. >> last but not least, urban decay has a new brush that blends so you have air-brushed skin. >> thank you. >> bobbie thomas, flawless as usual. thank you, darling. she loves this thing. >> vitamins and stuff up here, there's water, you open it -- >> look what happens. then what happens is it keeps the vitamins trapped, i think. >> then you drink it? they go into the water. >> then what happens?
>> you drink it! >> all right, hold on. >> i feel better already. >> all right. thank you, brittney. >> that apparently made her extremely happy, so we're happy to do that. this is dealing with disaster. the best ways to handle stress, hoda woman. >> then relax, we're here to answer your tantalizing questions. ♪ just put a little bit of yourself ♪ ♪ in everything you do
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no secret that outside stress like the recent storm can have an impact on your relationships, but when temperatures rise in a tense situation, it's difficult to remain cool and calm. >> dr. gail and assistant professor, hey, everybody. >> good to see you, guys. >> this storm is done, obviously, it has wreaked havoc among a lot of families, and it's hard to stay calm, because there are real present dangers out there for people. >> people get stressed with real present dangers, people can get stressed because they perceive things to be concerning, but the problem is for families it feeds on itself. you have to take stock, as they say, put your oxygen mask on first, otherwise, what happens? you fight with your spouse, kids look to you, oh, mom is nervous, must be something to be scared of. >> but part of it is even under
the best circumstances, you can control your environment a bit when you've had rest. nobody has slept. no one has had any rest the last four days, or five now. even if you weren't damaged in the storm, you've been out helping your neighbors. every bone sort of aches. >> some people aren't able to sleep because of what's going on, but when you're stressed, it can be difficult to sleep, because that's when you worry. time to go to sleep, suddenly every little thing comes into your head. you start worrying about it and that makes it tough to sleep. >> you have to break the cycle. there's a lot of activity based on the reality people have lost everything. >> people have. >> somebody has to break the cycle, family, support group, a friend has to step in and say let's talk about this. it's not just about the loss, but it's about the rebuilding. how do we start putting our lives back together again, so you go out of victim mode, which is totally understandable. >> but you can't stay there.
>> now being much more of a victim. >> i met a family, how did you keep your 2-year-old calm, and she said we sang, because they feel what you're feeling, right? >> all their signals are from us. >> remodel that behavior. >> now there's additional tension, people trying to board buses when there's not enough room, gas lines running for miles and miles. the perception of am i going to have food or not. may or may not be real. >> survival instinct. when you see people taking things or lining up, it sort of stirs that. it's hard to do, but take a moment, step back, say i'm okay, you know, even if i'm standing in a line. even if i'm waiting for this, and do some things for yourself physically. >> like what? >> breathe. >> breathe, slow, deep breathing. muscle relaxation like tightening all your muscles for five seconds and then releasing them for five seconds.
>> what about music? >> that's why we have people walking around with ipods and so on. i think it's really important now. >> if they can power them. >> but you do have to stay in control of your emotions as much as you can. i was driving by a gas station, you know, three rows deep of cars, people starting to act out, cops coming by and so on. i immediately said to myself and the person sitting next to me, let's be responsible for our own behavior. we don't have to go for the group c group. >> the community empowers you so much. >> thanks, guys. >> thanks so much. more stress relief ahead. >> really? >> our guys tell all, answer your burning questions about men. love these guys. >> the gang's all here. be social! then stay in tomorrow. make a date with your flat screen. olive garden's new dinner today, dinner tomorrow. two dinners for two nights, just $12.95. choose one of five entrees tonight, like new mezzaluna ravioli.
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true love. he's got a million commercials out. he's married with a toddler. >> last, but not least, divorced and now single bob. oh, life goes on. he's currently touring with his band. it should be crimes. >> let's go across the street to ms. sara. >> first up, carrie from tennessee, who's stranded here in new york, but while she's here, she has a question about honesty. >> do you give the honest answer when we ask how do we look in this? >> wow. >> single guy first. >> are you kidding, never! >> hopefully, it's based on honesty. >> we give the answer that's going to help us live one more day. >> that is absolutely correct. my wife is in the fashion business, so she depends on me to give the honest answer, do i look good in this. i've said no and learned a lesson. >> yes, you try to be honest, and it's like still you see the
sadness, you can see the heart drop. you know what, that really wasn't worth it. >> that looks great, but you know what would look really good, that other thing. that's how you do it, guys. >> the divorced one told you that. >> take it from the divorced guy! >> okay. here's a question from bethany. how do i get my guy to leave work at work and come home with a refreshed attitude? >> that's easy, meet him halfway home with a beer. >> or nudity. >> stay home and wait for him butt naked. those are two options. >> how about wrapped in saran wrap? >> i think men are going to find that a lot of work. there's a lot of undoing. >> maybe he works for the saran wrap company. >> says leftovers to me. i don't want it. >> leftovers taste better than the original. >> there you go.
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we're back on this try day friday with more of today and our guys panel. >> our resident guys are the single ed watts, married guys, joe and rick, and the single and divorced guy bob. let's hook up with sara who's at the nintendo world store with our next question. >> diana from new jersey has a question about first dates. >> should a guy still buy dinner on a first date? >> absolutely. >> yes! >> no questions asked. >> if his mother raised him right, he'll be buying dinner. >> i'd go running if he didn't, running. >> here's sharon, she says how do you feel about dating a girl
whose parents are divorced? does it make you fear she may not be capable of a long-term relationship? >> good question. >> my parents have been married for, like, 75 years, and i'm divorced. >> are they very, very disappointed in it? >> more than even you are in me, i think. >> i think it's really a matter of what you learn from watching your parents get divorced, you know? sometimes you learn valuable lessons from watching people. >> these days it's hard. >> so common in today's world. 50% of the people you meet are going to come from that kind of background and family. you just can't be that worried about it. >> i can't find a woman that's not divorced, much less her parents. >> you have a lot of trouble finding women, i know. >> back across the street to sara. >> that was good, ed. next up, a marriage question from sally who's here from england. >> hi, the longer you're married, what aspects of your relationship become easier and
what aspects of your relationship become more difficult? >> doesn't matter, just keep talking. >> i can easily listen to that all day. >> what do you think, rick? >> i think that one of the things that becomes easier, if you really work on it, is realizing what your mate does and just figuring out some of the stuff is not worth the fight. like for me it's dishes at my house. i know my wife is watching, but she's not the best dish washer. and at first i would complain, and i try not to complain now. what i do now is -- >> complaining for the green room. we heard about this all morning long. >> what i do, if a dish isn't washed properly, i just put it back in and wash it. i'm like, you know what, she'll never learn how to be a dish washer. >> not her strength. >> what stuff gets better? >> what stuff gets better? what rick was saying, tolerating each other. honest to god.
>> doesn't sound pretty, people. >> after seven years -- >> try it again. >> after seven years, i got to tell you. it gets much easier to talk, to actually communicate with each other. >> and the harder part, she asked a two-prong question. >> i guess the harder part, also, the two sides of both of those things. being honest. after awhile, you start to get so comfortable that you speak op openly, but then you realize basically our whole dating thing is made up of telling lies. now it's like, wait a minute, now i'm being honest, am i undoing some of the lies? >> definitely something to that. the romance, you got to work at it. you get comfortable. it's really easy to say, you know what i'm going to do, i'm going to sit on the couch. i'm going to sit here all night long. you have to make an effort. >> you'll be the new divorced guy. >> all right, tracy says when is
the right time to say i love you? i've been dating a guy for five months. >> never. >> it's one of those things you kind of gauge it. hey, something i want to tell you, is there something you want to tell me? >> should she wait? >> new york city no, no. if you feel it, say it. but you can't expect. >> if she's five months in and not hearing it after another month, move on, honey. it doesn't take six months to figure out how you feel. it just doesn't. >> you say what you feel, then it's up to that other person to do with that what they are going to do with it. if that pushes them away, like you said -- >> that's awkward, somebody says i love you. >> i'm going way back. the first time i ever told a woman i love her, i said i let you know, i love you. you don't have to love me back. i'm telling you so you know that, i hope you do. >> what happened? >> she love me. she still love me now.
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to figure out what you should keep and what you should toss. there's things you should know. >> madeline is here to put our lack of knowledge to the test. >> we're ready. >> we're going to have a little true and false. we're going to start with your fridge. if you lose power with your fridge door closed, food is safe to eat for 24 hours, true or false? >> true. >> kathie lee is right, it is false. you cannot keep food in your fridge for 24 hours. >> closed and sealed? >> closed and sealed, if you don't have a thermometer in your refrigerator, after four hours start throwing things away. keep a thermometer, if it stays below 40 degrees -- do you have a thermometer? >> i've got four. >> all right, ready for the next one. >> if your power is out, you should throw away all of your dairy products, milk, butter, cheese? >> yes, get rid of them. >> if your power is out for what? >> more than five hours. >> i'll say true, too. >> and you are wrong.
it's false, only because most of the things have to be thrown away, but butter, hard cheesed, processed cheese. >> that's different. >> i don't know. >> different can of worms. >> not everything. >> okay. >> now here's another question for your fridge when the power goes out. should you throw away condiments like ketchup and mustard? >> no, never. i leave them out on the counter. >> they are perfectly safe. >> hoda keeps hers in her sink. >> okay, again, you lose your power, you can keep whole fruit, but you should throw out any cut up fruit -- >> or throw up. >> get rid of that, got ya. >> that's the question. >> true, you agree. >> hoda, you going to play this game or amuse yourself over there? >> throw out cut-up stuff. >> right. >> why is that? because a lot of bacteria can get in. >> that's what we're talking about. >> okay.
here's the last one on the fridge. >> what's the tie? what's the score? >> kathie's winning, 3-2. >> leftovers are cooked, right? they are always safe to eat, true or false? good answer. you can only keep them, on or off, two day limit with the fridge on, bacteria grows after awhile. >> two days is it? good to know. all right. >> now we're going to switch to your freezer. if you lose power but keep the freezer door closed, your food will be safe for 48 hours, two days, true or false? >> true. >> it is true. if it's full, two days. half full, one day. >> okay. >> good answer. now here's another one, you can refreeze foods once they've been partially thawed. >> that sounds -- i go with false. >> it is true. i see you're home a lot with your refrigerator. final question, food with
freezer burn, you know what that is? >> popsicles get that. >> food with freezer burn is spoiled, true or false? >> false. >> looks gnarly, but you can eat it. >> full disclosure, i saw the answers by mistake this morning. >> give me that prize. >> they were sent to me by mistake. they were there! hoda gets the prize. >> colby red. >> the difference is, i would tell you that, hoda wouldn't tell you. all right, one thing you don't have to worry about going bad is your booze. >> i'll drink to that. we're going to whip up crafty cocktails. this requires wearing goggles. >> these are ferocious cocktails. [ female announcer ] dear sweet tooth, i love you.
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of the bar booker and dax here in new york city. named after your boys, huh? >> they must be so proud to be named after a bar. >> i guess, yeah. >> look at them, they are very cute. tell us why we have gloves and protective glasses on. >> well, we're not allowed to damage the hosts when we go on a show, and we always chill our champagne with liquid nitrogen and want to make sure you don't spill it on yourselves. the first drink we're going to make is going to be apples. here, spin it. spin. don't do it near me. >> you're good. >> are you sure? >> she's worried about her hair. >> this won't freeze your hair, i promise. spin. we're chilling the inside of the glass. we do this -- don't worry about it. >> it doesn't hurt? >> little bit on your skin is okay. i'll give you more, kathie lee. >> yours all went away. is it supposed to go away? >> it's fine. when you're done, bang. >> what do you mean, bang?
>> what? i almost threw the glass. >> that would be bad news. >> put it in your sink and don't wash it for a month. >> now what? >> this is an alcoholic variant of a soda. put it down for one second. what we have here is apples, butter, and vodka. little bit of sugar we've clarified, right, in a sent centrifu centrifuge. we spin all the butter out, all that's left is the flavor of the apple and butter. >> a lot of work. >> everything's a lot of work. we do it beforehand. we're going to pour it in here. we're going to carbonate it. >> excuse me. >> normally, we would be able to get it clearer because we'd use a much more powerful centrifuge. >> what is in that? >> vodka, apples. >> butter that's been clarified so you don't get confused.
>> no fat in it, which is good. it's got the flavor of the butter, but it's non-fat. does have the alcohol, though. >> this is, like, the most unattractive thing in the world you're pouring it into. >> when you have the real centrifuge. >> looks like a nuclear weapon. can we drink the thing? >> please, please, please. >> are we going to get our lipstick frozen? >> that's the beauty of the technique. cheers. >> sure. >> it's butter, apple, vodka. that's it. >> wasn't worth it. just kidding. >> she's kidding! >> i'm teasing you. >> what's happening? >> working on a butter soda that's perfectly clear. >> you have a thing with butter. >> butterscotch, a bunch of sodas. like a cream soda, but it's not. that's for kids. we got alcohol, don't worry about it. >> i'm not worried about it. what's he been told? >> the truth probably. >> this thing looks dangerous. >> this hasn't been plugged in
quite long enough, but we'll show you how it works. we have a series of drinks at the bar called red hot poker drinks. >> you do all these drinks at booker and dax? >> yeah. i'm going to have to cheat it now, it's not quite hot enough. >> be careful. >> we're good. got to get used to this guy. so normally at the bar we would plunge the poker in, it's about 1,600 degrees farenheit. this one is a fall-themed one. you can use your leftover pumpkins, if you have any. do you have any? >> i have about four in my dressing room. >> really? going to have to go lefty, going to have to switch. >> okay. making us nervous. >> don't be nervous. don't be nervous. i never get burned. normally, this would light by itself and we'd flame it for a good -- >> oh, my gosh! >> don't worry about it. it's not going to hurt you. >> might hurt you. >> this is what i do for a living. >> the flames are licking your
face, fyi. >> you don't have to shave, do you? >> a bunch of bartenders, we shaved today and are going to grow mustaches for the next month for men's cancer. i'm doing that. >> that's great. >> last time you'll see me clean shaven in a month. >> that's great. >> okay. >> there you have it. >> where's the drink? >> this is the drink. that's tequila. i like that, where's the drink, strong. this might burn me. i'm going to pour it out into this. the pumpkin is in there to give the flavor of the pumpkin into the drink. i would do -- >> smells like something's on fire. >> it was made beforehand. >> hoda, want to try that? >> go ahead. >> i'm going to drink this one, because it's hot as heck. >> how is it, good? >> it's like a hot margarita. >> like a hot margarita. >> okay. >> here's the one we did especially for you, kathie, it's tea, honey, lemon, good for the voice, good for the singing voice. this is a drink we serve at the
bar, only we don't use honey, we use regular sugar. someone has stolen my ice. it's in there. it's in there. do you like to shake? >> oh, does she like to shake. >> you do one. let me get some liquid nitrogen out to fill the glasses. >> liquid nitrogen? >> shake it, shake it, shake it! >> is it starting to get on your nerves? >> a little, a little. >> you should talk to my wife. got it? >> yes. >> get a little extra. dump those out, you like dumping them out, right? >> i like doing them. >> one, two, three. >> i got it on me. >> all right, now the nice thing about this is we take the tannic out of the tea. it doesn't taste too tannic. >> i would hope so. what bothers you more than that? >> alcoholic drink, it does.
>> spoil the whole thing. we're going to have to wrap this up, dave. science class is over. >> i'm going to drink this. >> thank you very much. >> thank you very much. >> interesting, thanks, sweetie. it's a good thing we've had a few drinks, because -- >> sara is warming up the crowd next door for any question they want to ask us. first, this is "today" on nbc.
it is time for 3, 2, 1 live with sara haines. >> hey, we found our guy, it's ryan from new york. he has a question. >> i'm a refugee from the lower east side. i'm wondering if you could be a star in any tv show besides your own, what would it be? >> well, that's a good -- "smash." >> you would? >> love it. sing for us. >> i couldn't possibly --
>> beautiful. ♪ thanks for asking >> he's adorable. i think i'd do a "law and order" thing. i love them so much i have them memorized. >> good question. >> thank you, guys. >> thank you, sweetie. on monday, singer christina aguilera is going to join us. >> actor/comedian kevin pollack. fall fashion. >> have an awesome weekend, i'll see you at sk"scandalous" all weekend long. take care of your neighbors, bye-bye. anncr: five hundred and thirty seven.
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