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good morning, face to face. donald trump heads to capitol hill this morning for his highly anticipated meeting with house speaker paul ryan. can they reconcile their differences? will trump walk out with an endorsement? this morning former vice president dan quayle weighs in in an exclusive live interview. brutal arrest. police officers repeatedly hit and kick a suspect after he led them on a high-speed chase in two states. did their actions cross the line? this morning the investigation is underway. controversial auction. george zimmerman allegedly selling the gun he used to kill trayvon martin. the bidding open
what zimmerman had to say that outraged critics. in the zone. pitcher matt sherzer made a record 20 strikeouts in a single game. >> another one! swing and a miss! an incredible feat nearly three years in the making today, may 12, 2016. >> announcer: this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today," thursday morning. >> you don't have to be a baseball fan to appreciate what sherzer did last night. he gets two outs by strikeouts. that's pretty impressive. >> he scattered it over nine
>> i'm glad you dove into the box score there. >> i've been working on my baseball lingo all morning. we'll start with politics. all eyes on that. building the rnc headquarters on capitol hill right there. this morning the meeting between house speaker paul ryan and donald trump will take place there. then later trump will meet with other political leaders, some of whom have been reluctant to embrace him. we'll talk with former vice president dan quayle. he's here exclusively. but let us begin with correspondent peter alexander. peter, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. the next few hours will be pivotal to the republican party. donald trump likes to tout the fact that he's now won nearly 11 million votes nationwide, but he's yet to secure the support of one man who happens to be the most powerful republican leader in the land. after donald trump's takeover on the republican party this morning, house speaker paul
ryan, donald trump headed to today's meeting when asked who is the leader of the gop. >> i would say paul ryan. i would say paul for the time being and maybe for a long time. >> ryan and previs notably from wisconsin, the last one to reject trump at the voting booth. >> we need a leader in our party. after prit marthe primary, that to take some effort. >> reporter: ryan involved with trump supporters. the longer ryan waits to endorse him, the more divided the party gets. trump also meets with senate republican leaders, among them ted cruz. >> there are no plans for us to meet. i have not heard from donald trump. >> reporter: nor, apparently, has john mccain after calling for trump to take back this controversial comment. >> he's a war hero because he was captured. i like people that weren't captured. >> reporter: trump acknowledging
defending his words. >> there are many people who like what i said. after i said that, my poll numbers went up seven points. >> reporter: meanwhile 2012 nominee mitt romney is blasting trump for refusing to release his tax returns until an irs audit is over, which may not be until after the election. romney calling it disqualifying, suggesting there is a bombshell in them. trump could become the first major party nominee in 40 years not to make his returns public. >> the tax return, you learn very, very little. >> reporter: but he demanded the same transparency of romney four years ago. >> mitt has to get those tax returns out. >> reporter: trump's democratic rival hillary clinton looking to capitalize. >> my husband and i have released 33 years of tax returns. so you have to ask yourself, why doesn't he want to release them? yeah, well, we're going to find out. >> reporter: as bernie sanders wednesday pushed back as nbc news' andrea mitchell asked for pushback from bh
trump's campaign. >> in every state that we have won, in 19 states, we have had to take on the entire democratic establishment. please do not moan to me about hillary clinton's problems. >> reporter: back out live now at the rnc headquarters, the outcome of this meeting could echo well beyond this campaign season. in the near term, questions will be raised whether paul ryan stays as chair of this summ convention, but later down the road, will ryan be picking up the pieces if donald trump loses this fall. with us now exclusively, former vice president dan quayle. mr. vice president, it's great to see you. we haven't seen you in a while. >> it's been a while. >> it has. bring us up to date here. when all of this started a year or so ago, the 17 or so gop candidates standing on that stage, could you have imagined with governors and senators in that group that it would end up withal
inexperienced, businessman, real estate mogul capturing the republican nomination? >> no. and i don't think very many people did except himself, his family. there are a few people who said watch donald trump, but i don't think anybody expected him to win the nomination. and quite frankly, i'm not quite sure that he really thought he could win. but he's a winner. he knocked off 16 republican candidates. he is going to be the nominee, the presumptive nominee, and now the party is going to have to unify around someone that they did not expect to be their nominee. >> obviously this candidacy of donald trump has exposed some fault lines in the republican party. there are some people who call themselves never trumpers, and then there are some on the trump train. which category do you fall into? >> i was the republican vice president. i've been a republican all my life. i'm going to support the nominee. and i predict that most people in my position or people that have been in the republican party for a long time will rally around the
will eventually support donald trump publicly. i hope that happens, because we do have to be unified. if we're not unified, then we have a real lot of trouble ahead. >> let me ask you about qualifications. in all honesty, your qualifications were questioned when you became vice president. people worried whether you had the experience to be vice president or president if that would happen. do you think donald trump has the experience, the knowledge and the temperament to be president? >> we're going to find out. >> right now do you think, though? >> right now he's the nominee. there's a great majority in the republican party that clearly believes that. i believe he has the capability to be president of the united states, and he's into a new phase now. he's gotten through the nomination. that's one. and quite frankly, the nomination is a much lower bar than being the nominee. now he's got to show the american people not that he can beat o
got to build upon his base, he's got to move forward, and he's got to articulate a vision that the american people say, yes, he is qualified. i don't know what the answer is to that for most of the people, but clearly he's got good political instincts, he has a good business background, he's a winner and he's unusual. he's obviously very different. he's not going to play by the rules. it's a different situation, but i think that he can win. >> is there anything about how he's conducted the race so far in terms of tone and temperament that gives you pause or gives you concern, or if you had him sitting across from you, you would say, you know what? maybe not do it that way. >> here's what i think he will do and needs to do. he really needs to get more involved in the policy. he made a speech on foreign policy. he's got to make another speech on foreign policy, he's got to make speeches on the economy. he's got to show that he's presidential. he's not running in a primary
to winhe general election. >> he spoke yesterday and said, don't expect me to be a different person. he has a mandate from his followers to run a fiery outsiders campaign. it doesn't sound like he's going to do what you're suggesting he should do. >> he can run that fiery outsiders campaign, but he has to realize -- look, he's been around this for a long time. he actually suggested he should be the vice president in 1998 when george bush selected me. so he's followed politics. he knows full well it's a different campaign once you're the nominee. and i fully expect fiery, yes, unconventional, yes, but it's going to be different. it has to be. it's a different type of campaign. he's running in the general election. he's running probably against hillary clinton, although there's the news story. we know who our nominee is going to be before the democrats know who their nominee is going
be. different tone. >> is he as qualified as she is? >> on paper you would say she's more qualified, but you know what? he's more qualified in the sense that the american people, i think, want an outsider. they want an outsider this time. she's not an outsider and he is. >> simple question, should he turn over his tax returns? >> he's not going to do that. >> but should he? every republican has to. >> he's a different candidate, it's going to be a different campai campaign, so stay tuned. just remember this. expect the unexpected. >> his vice presidential candidate should be? >> rob portman, senator of ohio. man of substance, great guy. if you ask me, rob portman. >> good to see you. thanks so much. in other news this morning, two more pieces of debris recently discovered are almost certainly from malaysia flight
australian official. flight 370 disappeared two years ago with 330 people on board. the latest plane fragments were found on the beach of south africa and mauritus. an investigation being launched this morning into the violent arrest of a suspect following a high-speed chase through two states. tamron joins us with more on that. good morning, tamron. >> good morning, guys. that chase started in massachusetts and ended in neighboring new hampshire. when the driver finally gave up, officers pounced. dramatic aerial footage captured it all. police officers repeatedly punching a suspect who appeared to be surrendering after a high-speed chase. the man, 50-year-old richard simone, was wanted on multiple warrants, including assault and battery. when officers in massachusetts tried to pull over his pickup truck wednesday afternoon, police say he refused to
starting in holden, massachusetts, the chase ended nearly 50 miles away in nashua, new hampshire when two of simone's tires were blown out. but it is what happened after the chase that is raising concern. simone exits the truck and appears to give himself up. as he lies face down on the pavement, officers started throwing punches. simone's sister is furious. >> it is very shocking, to say the least. disturbing to see when someone willingly gets out of the vehicle, goes to their knees, goes flat out on their stomach, it didn't seem like there was anything apparent in his hands or anything like that. it was kind of very shocking. >> reporter: in a statement the massachusetts state police said, quote, the pursuit, like all pursuits that involve massachusetts state police, will be reviewed by the department's pursuit committee. officials say they will also investigate whether the level of force used to apprehend simone was appropriate. obviousl
example of cameras, whether they're on a helicopter or cell phone, change the dynamic. this is under investigation. we'll continue to follow it, of course. >> not the last we'll hear from that. tamron, thank you. now the latest on the death of the music icon prince. a secret memorial was held for him in beverly hills last night. we're also learning more about the doctor who treated prie in his final days. stephanie gosk is following it for us this morning. stephanie, good morning. >> reporter: prince's nearest and dearest gathering as quietly as a group like that could to pay tribute to his life. meanwhile, law enforcement is telling nbc news that it was the dea that was here earlier in the week executing a search warrant. they are still trying to figure out how prince obtained prescription painkillers. wednesday night in l.a., stars like gwen stefani, spike lee and others turned out for what was called a celebration of
was a private gathering. it comes as we're learning more details this morning about the local doctor who treated prince and came to paisley park with test results hours after the superstar's death according to a police search warrant. licensed since 1997, dr. michael shulenberg has a clean practicing record in minnesota. the place where he was employed said the doctor no longer works for him. they say he is no longer employed there. in an assisted living home where the doctor was contracted to do work said it was surprised prince was shown as schulenberg's patient. they said, we have begun the process to replace this physician on our team despite this development. it showed dr. schulenberg was
already being replaced for unrelated reasons, a process that began april 5, weeks before prince's death. attempts to reach dr. schulenberg was unsuccessful. his attorney isn't talking. kurt johnson said prince went to a local hospital and received fluids during his visit. prince's rock band worked for the superstar in the early '90s and helped manage paisley park. johnson was a trainer at this local gym. multiple employees say he is on leave because he was so close to prince. nbc news learned that kirk johnson is now being represent by kurt tyler in minneapolis who specializes in criminal defense. tyler declined to comment on the case. they are saying they released that search warrant with details about dr.
mistake. it should have been sealed along with other court documents in this case. they are blaming it on human error. let's turn now to that piece of sports history we mentioned at the top of the show. washington nationals' matt scherzer striking out 20 batters last night to put his place in the record books. >> 20 strikeouts for matt scherzer! >> in the nation's capitols history has been made. he had the most strikeouts in a game. the fans and the announcers were electric. >> goosebumps. did they bring it up? >> i don't know. >> and so was scherzer. the 31-year-old ace is now on
johnson and carey wood, the only other pitchers to show strikeouts in nine innings. kerry wood tweeted saying, welcome to the club. #filthy. he led the nats to a 3-2 victory over the detroit tigers. >> game over. >> we got a win and man, that's a great, great feeling. >> reporter: a feeling that nats fans aren't likely to forget. >> again, a win at 3-2. scherzer also scattered six hits, as savannah said at the top of the show. >> and in that moment used all my baseball language. dylan dryer is in acadia national park. we're celebrating 100 years of
. >> good morning, i'm meteorologist chuck bell. we have thick fog from northern montgomery county out to loudoun county, visibility under a mile. low beams on, reduced visibility. we're in the upper 50s across the area now. there will be a milder day than yesterday. lack at all that fog out there early, temperatures today upper 60s, low forecast. matt and savannah? >> dylan looks so pretty there. we'll see you in a while. coming up, woody allen calling out his dad and the media. what he's now saying about abuse allegations against his father as the
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urgent track work must come before metro begins its widespread maintenance plan set for next month. let's check the morning commute now. >> good morning, traveling 95 northbound here, it is slow to exit and then after that as well as you are heading northbound out of fredericks burg. inbound, a crash reported there and still have this hanging around, 56 inbound another monassas, that rest area, the right shoulder blocked by activity. >> thank you. a look at the
7:30 now on this thursday morning, the 12th day of may, 2016. beautiful day in new york city. nice crowd out on the plaza. those people anxiously awaiting savannah's throwback thursday coming up in the next half hour. >> it's taken me a few minutes to come up with it, but i think everybody will be pleased, except maybe you. let's get a check of the headlines this morning. donald trump in washington, d.c. this morning for those highly anticipated meetings with republican party leaders. the republican presumptive nominee talking to house speaker paul ryan about ways to unify the party heading into the general election. trump also plans to meet with leading senate
the fire that started the deadly explosion at the texas fertilizer plant back in 2013 was intentionally set. the blast at the west fertilizer company killed 13 people, injured many and leveled homes, businesses and schools. federal investigators announced a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in that case. take a look at this. a california man lucky to be alive. police say he was street racing when his car flipped and burst into flames. the manager of a nearby mattress store saw the fire, ran in and pulled the unconscious man to safety. >> lucky he did. the cannes film festival underway this morning, but this year the glamour of that event is being overshadowed somewhat by controversy. woody allen's movie is using that festival to blast his father and the media.
stories here on "today," but the focus is on that essay he wrote for the hollywood reporter. it was published just before the cannes film festival. the intent was controversial. woody allen on the red carpet at cannes, his new movie opening the glitzy festival in france. this morning his son speaking out against his famous father, writing a scathing essay in the hollywood reporter. his targets? his father and the media, specifically how the media covers sexual assault. allen was accused in 1992 of sexually assaulting pharaoh's sister dylan when she was a little girl. i believe my sister, pharaoh writes. this was always true as a brother who trusted her and even at five years old was troubled by our father's strange behavior around her, climbing into her bed in the middle of the night, forcing her to suck his thumb. al
denied the accusations since they surfaced years ago. last night hollywood's q & a with allen did not include the accusations. to me it is a sterling example of how not to talk about sexual assault. the old school media's slow evolution has helped create a culture of impunity and silence. >> he has not been rejected by the hollywood community and is largely embraced as an artist. it's a cannes issue we do. for him to front that issue was not strange or out of character. >> reporter: in 1992, they said probable evidence existed to prosecute allen but the evidence was
after she received the golden globe on allen's achievement on his behalf. >> a lot of people didn't think allen should receive the award because of accusations. did you have any trepidations? >> no. of course not. you have to look at my life this way. he gave me the opportunity to be here and talk to you. it's all because of woody allen. >> kristin stewart, the star of allen's new film, told "variety" she had a conversation with them. if we were persecuted for the amount of [ bleep ] that's not true, our lives would be over. pharaoh writes, it hurts my sister every time one of my heroes or a star her age like miley cyrus works with woody allen. at the cannes film festival wednesday night, reporters said no one asked his son about his blist blistering essay at the news conference. but the audience gasped when they aem
allen, you have shot many films in europe while you have not even been sentenced to rape in the u.s. we reached out to woody allen's rep for comments about pharaoh's essay, but we have not heard back. we also have not heard back from his reps and miley cyrus declined to comment. the editor put a note at the end that said the interview happened before farrow's essay was published, so the media obviously taking notes of what he wrote. >> a lot of people talking about it, which was ronan's intention, i think. we head back to maine with a check of the weather from dylan.
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ending tomorrow evening, dryor f it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, food label overhaul. the big change coming from the fda, the government redefining what healthy means for the first time in 20 years. what you can expect to soon see at the grocery store. plus, can't stop this feeling. ♪ >> we'll catch up with justin timberlake and his co-star anna kendrick at the film festival. talking about their adventure and whether more music is on the way. >> i look forward to getting back to the studio and making more music like this. and the big event. >> you know, this is the first
spot in the country where the sun hits the >> it's like today literally. >> dylan and sheinelle hike, bike and boat as they explore acadia national park on "today," may 12, 2016. ♪ good morning, north carolina state university! go, wolfpack! >> howdy, san antonio! >> three generations on "today"! it is 8:00, thursday, may
12. we say hello to you out on the beautiful morning. the sun is shining. and carson daly is back on the plaza. >> let's get some music going here. >> this is the throwback thursday song, "islands in the stream" by dolly parton and kenny rogers. >> this song was written by the beegees? do you know that? they wrote it for marvin gaye. it didn't happen that way. why did you pick this song? >> i picked something else first, but it didn't happen. >> we were at cannes at the film festival this year. all the excitement of that big event. keir simmons is there, looking very dapper. >> let's go inside to tamron with a check of the morning's stories. >> good morning, everyone.
a high stakes meeting in washington this morning could 2016 presidential race. the summit between donald trump and house speaker paul ryan at rnc headquarters was called to help heal the divided party. ryan said last week he was not ready to endorse the republican frontrunner, and on wednesday he warned that the party will go into the fall election at half strength. it pretends to be unified without actually unifying. during an exclusive interview earlier today, former vice president dan quayle said he supports donald trump as the republican nominee, but he said trump now has to move beyond his base and broaden his appeal. >> he's followed politics, and he knows full well it's a different campaign once you're the nominee. i fully expect fiery, yes, unconventional, yes, but it's going to be different. it has to be. >> quayle said he also believes senator rob portman of ohio would be a good frontrunner for trump.
george zimmerman, t trayvon martin, allegedly selling the gun he used. here's nbc's kerry sanders. >> george zimmerman, not guilty. >> reporter: george zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder in the death of trayvon martin. this morning in an interview posting not verified by nbc news, the pistol zimmerman used is on line and is allegedly on auction. zimmerman writes, i am honored and humbled to announce the sale of an american firearm icon. the firearm for sale is the firearm that was used to defend my life and end the brutal attack from trayvon martin. late wednesday zimmerman spoke by phone with orlando fox 35 wolt reporter diana boyd. >> what i decided to do is not cower. i'm a free american. i can do what i like with my possessions.
>> the web page said bidding for the gun starts at piece of american history. >> i thought it was time to move past the firearm. and if i sell it, and it sells, i move past it. otherwise it's going in a safe for my grandkids and never to be, you know, used or seen again. >> reporter: the self-defense claim and jury acquittal remains controversial and is still part of the political debate. >> the man who killed trayvon martin never should have had a gun in the first place. >> reporter: the on-line post states that the proceeds will be used to fight black violence against policemen and ensure the firearm rhetoric. the firearm has been in custody of the justice department until recently, when it was returned
to zimmerman. kerry er >> we reached out to trayvon martin's family, his father, who told us he has no comment on the actions that far person who murdered trayvon. prince harry was involved in a touching moment. harry presented a gold medal to american swimmer sergeant elizabeth marks, a medic who was injured in iraq. moments later she took off the medal and handed it back to the prince. harry seemed confused until sergeant marks explained that she wanted him to give the medal to the british hospital that saved her life two years ago when she became seriously injured before the invictus games in london. and tears. isn't that touching? this is why the games are so important and i think a great platform for harry. it's really helped change the way we see him, which is this person who cares about the vets.
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the new ford escape. back now, are the food we feed our families really healthy? >> a lot has changed since the fda guidelines were updated, and now that group is starting the process of revisiting them. tom costello is at a whole foods in maryland with more on that. good morning, tom. >> reporter: good morning. this will surprise you. these raisins and this avocado, believe it or not, not considered healthy under the current fda rules of what is and isn't healthy. why not? because those rules are old. really old. ♪ >> reporter: you remember the early '90s, the start of "friends"? "what a man"? and "forrest gump"? >> my mama always said life is like a box of chocolates. >> it's been that long since the fda laid down the law for what
is and isn't >> you never know what you're going to get. >> reporter: you never know. back then a sugary food was healthy if it was fortified with nutrients. but sugar in avocados? no, it was too much fat. the fda is preparing to rewrite the rules. >> when we used to ask people to cut down on their fatty foods like nuts and av kaud oe aacado salmon, now we're telling them to eat plenty of nuts, avacado and salmon. >> reporter: now the fats in omega-3 foods are actually healthy. if there's been a public shift in dietary thinking over the past 25 years, it's likely on the evils of sugar, now recognized as a public health enemy. it's in everything from fruit juices to muffins to baked beans. but not all sugars are equal. >> sugar from fruits or starchy
vegetables is better for you because there's more nutrients. and a dietitian. >> it has a lot of sugar even though there's nutrients in the yogurt. so i advise to read your food labels. >> reporter: and those food labels can only use the word "healthy" if they meet certain criteria on fat, saturated fat, sodium, cholesterol and beneficial nutrients. the fda last year asked the makers of the kind bars to stop using the term "healthy" on its packaginin packaging. they can now use the word healthy. kind said it's always been more than just a word on a label. kind says those words from 25 years ago are now outdated, and now the fda is beginning the year-long process to determine what is and isn't healthy and
change the labels in the years ahead. the healthy list. >> i eat kind bars in the morning. >> hoiit's how we survive the airport. would you like a weekend off from your kids? a lot of parents would say, yeah, sure. but what about an entire year's worth of weekends? that's what these parents are doing. their names is rachel and michael, and get this, every weekend of the year -- every weekend -- they send their two-year-old daughter to stay with michael's parents. rachel says it recharges them, but there are critics on facebook. one mom wrote, pathetic. i actually enjoy my kids. i didn't become a parent so i could get a sitter and leave my
kids without a parent. >> >> my kids are 14, 12 and 9. take advantage of being with your kids now, because when they reach those ages, they want to be with their friends and you miss that time. >> maybe a couple for time alone, but 62 seems a bit excessive. >> but they look very much healthy. i have another question for the table. if you could, would you have certain memories erased? >> oh, yeah. yeah. like that movie "eternal sunshine." >> you read my script. the movie "eternal sunshine and the spotless mind." they have their memories of each other erased. now scientists at stony brook university are trying to make that a reality. they're developing a technique in the brain to remove bad memories and enhance good ones.
the research -- there is a scientific rea suffering from dementia or ptsd. it could also open up a pandora's box. speaking of which, tell me who you would like erased. >> there are specific moments, there are specific people. >> don't name me. >> there are tattoos that have been removed. >> just for a serious note on the ptsd issue, that seems like it would be really great if they could remove those moments to help people out. >> i think that's right, traumatic memories. that's a great application for it. >> but you said you would have nothing removed. >> sure, although i have plenty of bad memories -- >> how square are you? you can't remember half of high school, anyway. >> i don't know, i just feel like it makes you who you are. bad things can happen and you learn from them. >> i would still object that train. >> you would take some things out, right? >> absolutely. >> like what? now to the stars letting loose at the cannes film
currently in the mid- to upper-50s, we'll head the mid and upper 60s, with breaks of sunshine, during early parts of the afternoon, after 3:00 or 4:00, showers will be coming into the metro. probably not until after the sun goes down, you could schrain early, planning out your day tomorrow, 100 years of national parks today" is sponsored by camping world. get one-stop shopping for everything for your rv at the camping world rv supercenter. and now to the reason why i am here in maine. our special series "100 years of national parks today," i'm at acadia national park which itself is also turning 100 years. i'm standing along ocean drive, and that is otter cliff there behind me. acadia has one of the most
spectacular views of the north atlantic serd visited parks. last year 2.5 million people flocked here to this park, and sheinelle and i, this year, we were two of them. acadia national park, this magical place where mountains meet the ocean, is part of mt. desert island off the coast of maine where every new day breaks in america. you know, this is the first spot in the country where the sun hits the horizon. >> really? it's like today literally starts here. >> at over 1500 feet, cadillac mountain is the highest peak on the eastern seaboard, boasting sunrises worth getting up for. >> time to start our day. >> exactly. >> situated on maine's central coast, acadia spans nearly 50,000 acres of breathtaking beauty. >> hi, there, how are you?
>> nice to meet you. >> sheinelle and i caught up sands beach. >> the sand seems different here. >> it is different. if you take a little scoop of it, about 70% of it is made out of shell. >> it's so soft. >> no way. >> you can swim here, but the ocean temperatures usually hover right around 55. >> chilly for swimming, but it's the perfect place for a photo op. let's do more. we're on a roll at this point. why not? at acadia, there is always something more. >> a little windy. >> acadia may be one of the smallest national parks, but it's also one of the top 10 most visited, especially popular with hikers. >> how many trails do they have here at acadia national park? >> around 150. look behind us. >> oh, my gosh. >> talk about a payoff. >> another way to explore is car-free carriage roads,
originally directed and financed by john a great option if you can keep the pedal to the metal. >> how you doing up there? >> i'm trying to get to where i can actually enjoy what's around me. it's a workout. >> you have eagle lake on your left. >> or at least stay in sync with your partner. [ screamed ] >> did we scream? >> how you doing? i'm dylan, nice to meet you. >> we heard so much about jordan pond. everybody is telling us this is the place we have to check out. hopefully we'll have better luck on the water. >> goodbye, lady. have fun. >> you're coming, right? >> yep. >> we paddle out to one of the most scenic spots in acadia. >> one thing for sure, this is easier than tandem biking. >> i don't know if it's because
i'm steering or what, but this seems to be going a little better. look how pretty, dylan. >> it's gorgeous. >> i want to pause to take it in for a second. >> all that rowing worked up an appetite, so we got popovers, an old acadia favorite since 1955. >> oh, that's fantastic. this is so good. >> on to another maine tradition, a deep art of dive fishing. >> go a little bit left of the lighthouse. >> we got some here. >> there's a big one in there. oh, my gosh. >> one, two, three. >> and capped off the day with an epic feast at bill's lobster pier. >> wait, we're missing something very important. >> your lobster bib. >> very handy. >> we're not doing this without
a to -- see what i told you? >> how good is that? >> oh, wow. >> i think we did the lobster proud. >> we came, we saw, we conquered. >> and we keep eating. >> and on top of the 2-pound lobster each, we also had lobster rolls, we had mussels, steamers, corn, biscuits, and we had to top it off with some ice cream and a whoopie pie because we're in new england, so why not. i think al would be proud of the food we put down during that lobster feast. also, i need to mention we're very excited about our photo contest. we launched this, and the winner will win an rv, courtesy of our sponsor camping world. you want to make sure you tune in tomorrow to see who won. guys? >> that was just breathtaking. what was with those blankets at
th >> it was cold. at 5:00 in the morning, it was freezing cold. and it was a short blanket, so that's the best w >> good morning. it's 8:26 on this nurse, may 12th. let's go over to mielissa, tracking the commute. >> the 234, just slow in that little dip here this morning. eastbound before, 9 you have a crash blocking the left lane there this morning. a big look at the beltway, overall, not so bad, inbound a tad slowing, 270 about 45 miles per hour. southbound the whole way.
chance of rain today, 80% chance it's 8:30 now on a bright and sunny thursday morning, may 12, 2016. we're looking at the crowd in new york city. and they're just soaking up what's been kind of a disappointing spring here. i'll just stall while my partners in crime make their way out. >> we took the long way.
>> we got to chatting and, coming up, justin timberlake and anna kendrick teaming up for another movie. we sat down with all the stars in cannes. we're enlisting the help of a style expert for some pro tips not far from where we're standing. also, when it comes to snacks on the go, you could do a lot worse than these fully loaded oreo brownies, ladies and gentlemen. we're going to show you how easy they are to make, and i'll show you how much easier they are to eat.
[ cheers and applause ] >> it's the perfect dessert >> good morning, outside of our window here in northwest washington, low clouds and fog, the national press, can you see the top of the bell tower there next door to us. this is low cloudiness and fog will eventually be burning off, temperatures today up into the low 70s in many spots. here's your 7-day forecast. showers likely again this evening, showers and thundershowers likely friday and and i'm joined now by will shaproz. he's the president of the national parks organization.
will, it's good to have you here this morn >> as we wrap up the week at national parks, what do you hope people take away as far as planning their vacation? >> it gives us an opportunity to see these 100 national parks. it envisions the future that we have for these parks so we can make sure we protect and care for them in a way that the next generation, our children and grandchildren, will have the same opportunity we had to love these places. >> speaking of children, i think this is such a great idea in honor of the centennial. fourth graders can bring their families to any national park for free? >> yes, it's an amazing program. every kid in the park, something we've been a part of, dylan. it's amazing to see kids come alive in these places. they discover their curiosity or their connection to nature, their love of the outdoors, and there's nothing more important for us than to begin that process of creating lifelong support for our national parks when they're in fourth grade. >> and sharing it with the whole
family. will, thank you so much. can celebrate the national parks service and also find your park, you can always find more information on today.com. guys? >> dylan, thank you very much. >> as we mentioned, the cannes film festival is under way. keir simmons drew the lucky straw this year. he's there talking to all the stars, standing seaside. keir, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it is a little windy here, by the way, but the sun is out. the billionaires are in the harbor and the party got under way on the red carpet, the glitz and glamour that cannes is famous for. among the faces, justin timberlake and anna kendrick. justin has been away becoming a father. i asked him about that new tune which you just can't seem to get out of your head. ♪ >> reporter: justin timberlake
dancing with new music and a new movie. >> meet the trolls. >> reporter: justin says there's more to come. >> i'm exploring making another album because of this, getting back to the studio to work on making music for this. we've written four originals for the movie, and it just kind of spilled over into really enjoying being back in the studio. i called up the old friends. >> reporter: in "trolls" releasing later this year, he co-stars with anna kendrick. >> i just wanted to be here, but i don't know how i end up being a tiny pink troll. >> the animated feature takes you into a world populated by,
well, trolls, obviously. the voice by anna and justin on a quest to save their friends. will good or evil prevail? >> the characters could start dying. a real "game of thrones." everybody is dying. >> we just met for this interview for the first time. >> reporter: they spent much of the interview kidding around. >> we've replaced all of the vocals. >> you got me, you got me so good! >> reporter: a relationship that began in the recording studio. >> i messed up a take, like the third take i messed up a lyric or something and immediately went into an auto pilot of a string of profanity. >> that's my type of person. >> reporter: you left that out of the animation, obviously? >> no, no. >> reporter: i'm vae ery glad a parent. i'm taking the kids to see it. >> reporter: justin timberlake
becoming a parent himself with sharing pictures on instagram. >> reporter: do you come into this and say i want to make the kind much movie my son would like? >> it changes everything. hopefully one day when he sees it he'll be like, yes, that's my dad. >> reporter: do you plan to try to protect him from all of this? >> i'm actually his bodyguard. so watch the [ bleep ] out. >> listen, he's 13 months old right now. but yeah, you think about the next five years, and the next five years after that, and you think about the fact that, you know, he just got here. he hasn't made any choices about -- he chooses, like, eggs or bananas. you think about the lives me and my wife lead, but i wonder what privacy will mean in 20 years. those are the questions in my mind for sure, but i think that's what you don't have control over. i think the best i can do is try every day to give your kid perspective so they understand what it means and what it
doesn't mean. success with that. >> yeah, thank you. >> reporter: justin timberlake's son, what would that be like? tomorrow we talk to george clooney, julia roberts and jodie foster all together. it's the kind of interview where you can just sit down and let them talk to each other. it's amazing. hopefully, too, the wind will have died down. send al, send dylan, send someone, guys. >> keir, it seems like you're having a tough time there. i'm sure the rose isn't quite cold, either. coming up next, high-end ideas on a shoestring budgets to spruce up your home, but first
♪ stand by me welcome back, everyone. we're wrapping up our design your life series this morning, so after tackling the outside of your home over the last couple of days, now we're sprucing up the inside. abby larson, the creator of style meets pretty living, is here with some inexpensive ideas. abby, it's good to see you. >> you, too. >> inexpensive, they're not going to take a lot of time and they'll make a big difference especially as the warm weather hits. >> they are, and some of these trends are very expensive in the stores. we're doing these same trends for a lot less money, starting with metallic and gold. >> marble and metallic. >> you normally see these with coffee tables and great lamps. we're going to try to make these right here. you need two different supplies, gold leaf paper and marble contact paper. >> you've already done the gold leaf.
how hard is that? >> all you need is some seal it. >> and it doesn't have to look perfect. >> no, no, messy is fine. now we're going to add our contact paper. if you flip it over, you see we started it for you right here at the end. you're going to lay that right on top of your vase. you kind of hug it next to the gold leaf. here's the tricky part. you want to leave that paper intact on the back, and you're going to take your credit card beside you and we're going to put it to good use. this is just getting all the bubbles out. you're going to rub it as you pull the paper off. that makes sure it gets a nice, even, clean look. as you work your way around, the end result looks like this. >> how long should this take, start to finish? >> no more than an hour. >> do the comparison for me. if i went out and bought this vase in the store, what would it cost versus what we've spent here? >> it's going to start at $100, maybe 200, but the best thing is if you invest in the supplies, the projects are endless. you have that great bar cart, same set of supplies. you can even do a mouse pad
right here so you in a very small way. >> bringing blooms into a room. >> yeah! flower power is everywhere right now. it's really versatile. you see it on your artwork, you see it on your upholstery. we're making a fun accent pillow. you need stressful fabric. this is perfect. work your way in concentric circles around the pillow. once you have your glue down, you can lay the edge of your fabric right on top so it sits up nice and high, and you just start building your flower out. as you work your way around and around and around, you can go as big as you want, you'll see the end result will look like a big, beautiful flower. >> how much fabric do you need to make something like this? >> you need a couple yards. a twin bed smeet heet is actual perfect amount. >> it will cost us what?
>> $30 in the or the chair down there, we just added wrapping paper. >> the nautical look, our last project. >> you don't have to be at the beach to have a nautical look. a little bit of glue, a little bit of rope. get this rope at your hardware store. it's by the yard. you need about 30 yards for a lamp this size. >> the little gaps in there, is that a problem? >> that's fine, you can just fill in with the extra rope. these are going to run you $130 at a store. these are going to run you $15 if you use an old lamp. >> this is fantastic, abby. >> the seashells you collect at the beach, paint them gold, put them in a white frame. check this out. these are loofah sponges. we dipped them in plaster of paris and they look like coral. easy, right? you're doing this today, right? >> as soon as i get done with this show. abby, thank you very much.
mmmm, yoplait. we're back at 8:47. finally the moment we've all been waiting for, today's food, and we're focusing on treats you can pack up and take with you on your adventures this summer. she's the popular channel cupcake tradition. you had me at hello. it has nearly 3 million subscribers. good morning! >> good morning. >> we're about to see why you're so popular. >> i think this is the most popular segment on the show today. everybody is swarming around trying to get their hands on these brownies. >> because they're called fully loaded brownies. >> they have cheesecake, oreos. this is everything good in a brownie.
all the ingredients are going to be on the website, but we need ingredients, chocolate and and oreos. we're going to start with a little bit of butter. do you want to add in the chocolate? >> dump the whole thing in? >> dump the whole thing in, unless you want to snag one for yourself. >> i do, and actually, i already have. you don't need a double boiler? >> no, but at this point you can turn off the heat because the heat is going to be enough for the chocolate to melt nicely. >> and you don't want it to burn. >> exactly. while that's doing its thing, we're going to add sugar and eggs. you want to beat that until it doubles in size, like five minutes, six minutes. >> you have the whisk attachment on there. >> exactly, the magic of television. i think we might have one double in size, though. >> that's what that should look like.
>> exactly. it should look light and airy. we'll get that while it does its own thing. we have all the eggs here. do you want to do a little figure 8 action in there? >> i don't know that i can. >> you slowly pour it and i'll stir it. you pour, and as you're pouring, i don't want to lose any air that's in that delicious mix, and this is a great thing to get the kids in the kitchen and get them into the mixing a bit. >> by the way, we have our taste testers downstairs. are you guys loving it or what? >> this is amazing. >> this is memorial day weekend right here. >> they're in their happy place. what does the figure 8 thing do? >> it just makes it so you incorporate all the ingredients without knocking all the air out of it. leave a little in there because someone will want to lick the bowl. keep the air in there. we have it already sifted.
keep the egg in tha place it on. it's a beautiful, beautiful light batter. there are a couple stages to bake this. it's not hard, there's just a little cook time involved. you're going to spread this into a brownie pan. you want to make sure you have a nice, even layer. and then once you have got that on the pan, you parbake it like 15 minutes in the oven. >> meanwhile -- >> meanwhile -- >> -- in the cheesecake department. >> pop that in with that cream cheese. this is an incredibly versatile cheesecake mix. we're going to use it with ours, but you can make it seasonal, you can switch oreos out with peanut butter cups, or with junior minutts and really make this your own. once you've beaten it, you can add eggs and cream, add a little
vanilla, and you'll end up with i'll add some oreos with that creamy mix. >> then you put the cheesecake layer on top of the layer we've already baked? >> right on top. >> is there anything better than this? you can see it's nice and delicious and you want to pour it over your cheesecake. this is kind of an anything goes recipe. over it goes, and we spread it out. now, that one needs to bake for like 20 minutes. >> so you're not overbaking because now the brownie layer is getting another baking? >> we're only going to partially bake the brownies. what you end up with is a spongy texture so you have a line of brownie on the bottom and a line of chocolate on top. the brownie mixture is getting a little firm, so you pop it in the microwave for about 20 seconds. do you want to do the honors? >> sure. it doesn't have to be a figure 8, though?
>> no. the oreos or other candy? >> there's cheesecake, oreos and brownies. >> once you spread that in, you take tons of oreos and tons of candy and it goes back in the oven for 15 minutes and you let it cool, preferably overnight. then slice it into amazingly small pieces. >> and you're in heaven. i'm going for it. you are the best. if you want more of this recipe
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we want them to grow up stronger. as part of the 100 park services's birthday, dylan is in acadia national park to speak with people marking the occasion. dylan? >> we always have amazing folks that celebrate their 100th birthday with smucker's and with us. happy 100th birthday to miss ellen goldberg of new jersey. she and her husband used to ride on their bicycle built for two in yellow outfits with their yellow radio on the boardwalk.
can you guess what her favorite color is? he is 100 years old. he uses his ipad to go on-line shopping. curious to know what he thinks of the new instagram logo. >> lillian bethman in eastern pennsylvania is 100 years old. she went to bed at 8:00 at night and woke up at 3:00 a.m. to make sure her husband was out the door to host his morning radio show. john turns 100 from maryland. he likes to eat a donut every day and says his secret to long life is retiring early. she was a beautician for over 35 years and she is beautiful. let's talk some love. happy 75th birthday to virj iland mary gourlay from baytown, texas. they're secret to a long and happy marriage is to never go to
bed what a skweweet couple and virg is on to something there. >> what do you guys have coming up next hour? >> we have two ladies that do another show in the 10:00 hour, they're making an . >> 8:56 is your time on this thursday, may 12th, good morning to you. let's check in with your commute. good morning, mellissa. >> a couple new problems the right lane blocked by an accident. the beltway and turkey run park,
>> thank you, meissa.ll good morning, outside, a lot of low clouds and fog. the frog is in the process of lifting. by lunchtime into the early afternoon hours, you might get a glimmer or two of sunshine, highs 70. dry for much of the day, not sunny, necessarily, dry, there is a chance for rain coming in by late this afternoon and into this evening. much higher chances of rain
friday and saturday. >> thank this morning on today's take, rupert everett takes on the oscar scandal, but not in the way you think. and sanity of the new thrill ride. no joke. and you will be amazed what could be lurking inside your home. we reveal the truth. that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with n natalie, al roker and tamron hall. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today." call everett, call your friends, call everyone you know.
wi m may 12. put this down in history. >> cheers. we're still drinking water. >> full disclosure, this is water, but friday night, what am i most looking forward to? opening my bottle of gift rose. i can't say that? i said it. in the meantime, we're drinking water. >> we are here. >> not that i don't care where they are, but al once said his favorite show of all time included ellie kemper and tina fey. well, al roker, guess what my favorite show is. al is off, natalie is off, this is morning jam. >> are we cranking a little? >> my mom used to line us up
every night before bed, we would blast this and ♪ >> i had my hearing checked when my kids said, mom, you can't hear a thing. and i'm like, why would i? i had it checked and he said, you have the hearing fof a 20-year-old. if they don't crank it up in the studio, we can't hear it. >> they don't want us to party too much. >> why? >> i don't know. it's not friday, i guess. crank it up. ♪ fire ♪ fire >> this is actual music.
>> i hope i'm not start ing >> is there a problem, normally you don't approve? >> you know what kassidy said when she first met hoda? she said, mom, i love hoda, she's awesome. but why does she have this musical taste of a 17-year-old girl. >> do you know what my mom said about hoda? hoda was very nice to be with me and my mom for 92nd street wide. she said, those shoes of hoda's were so cute. they remind me of something you would have worn in college. >> the shoes on my feet? >> i saw those in the hallway and i saw just the feet, then i went out and i said, those shoes are smoking. she's like, they're from kylee kardashian. >> and my mom said it's like hanging out with girls from college. >> i heard from hoda that you had everybody crying or laughing. >> i had myself crying and others laughing.
>> your sister was >> that's an understatement. >> you were talking also about how your mother has certain memories and they're very different from what you recall. >> i said, mom, there was a tequila bottle. she said, there was no tequila. i hated tequila. mother, you drank margaritas all through the '80s. she said, there was tequila there but i didn't drink it. >> is that what she remembers? ♪ i remember it well >> that's a song. >> i'm the only one wearing an isd. >> here's othe official topic we're supposed to be discussing. mother's day last weekend and now we're looking ahead to
father's day, so apparently parents a homemade gifts from kids. i get a lot of homemade gifts from my nieces that i'm forced to -- no, that i love. >> the truth comes out. >> wanda sikes was on ellen yesterday so she talked about receiving gifts from her 7-year-old twins. wanda sykes, take a listen. >> when they're that age, and moms know, you have to be a good actress. that's when you have to turn into meryl streep. if they give you gifts that are just -- so we practice because, you know, they were so excited. she made, like, a lovely bookma bookmark, and lucas went all out and made me this beautiful yarn bracelet. >> that's lovely.
and you're awful parents, you're an awful mom. >> that's so true. you gave us a picture. >> mia made had he a flowerpot for mother's day. >> that's very advanced. >> that's beautiful! >> how old is she? >> she's three. there she is holding it, very proud of it. her father wrote "happy mother's day." it's the type of thing you buy, henry got it at torarget, you write on it and put it in the microwave. anyway, henry was like, this is going to be really homemade and special. i loved it but i was kind of like, where are my flowers? >> you loved the idea. >> we put it in the house and put a little seed that we planted. >> what's the statute of limitations? i'm 45.
this has been on the house since age 40. it's a handmade happy birthday. >> five years ago. >> you took it from the other refrigerator and you brought it. >> i have to wear the bracelet occasionally on air that i have on now. when do you pack it away? >> your kids gave you some good stuff. >> my kriids are in their 40s. we have a basement with all their stuff. we could never throw anything away. but if you want to show the stuff, you have to move to a bigger house and show the stuff. one thing i actually do use every single day and that is kody, when he was doing shop, he did a red little stool, like a kitchen stool.
and i sit in that naked. >> i'm going toe milgd of t middle of the night thinking about that little red stool. >> that little red stool never saw so much action. ready to hear what kass gave me? you guys probably have something from your nieces as well. when you're growing and you have the cement, they put their little hands -- which you run out of wall space. >> i have some things from ella when she was just scratching and it's on the fridge, and i've kept them up since she was born. so five years. >> they would notice if they came over. >> and they say, where is my stuff? >> we're not listening to you and we're not paying attention to you, either. >> let us be us. hello. >> men are always trying to change us. >> so the other official topic, there is a ride opening at six
flags, great adventure in new jersey, not very far we are. it's called the joker. i received an e-mail yesterday from one of our producers saying, i dare you to go try this, and i said, i dare you to ask me again to try it. >> you know what's funny? right after you got that e-mail, guess who they e mailed? >> they're e-mailing everybody. >> i don't do coasters. i don't do slaughter houses. >> you're hanging off it. >> the question is, would you like a chance to be the very first to ride it? so we're launching -- >> you mean before the security test? >> it's all safe, we promise. we're launching a roller coaster face-off this morning. >> we're going to take a picture. you don't need to ride a roller coaster. just take a picture of yourself,
and if first to arrive at the joker with your very own joe merdin. >> sadly, that's my roller coaster face. >> really, you guys did that. >> that is real. by the way, they were like natalie can't do it, but do you want to do it by yourself? i'm like, no. we have a fan that will be riding it with jill. >> go to facebook.com/today. so there, those are official things. >> dylan is going to give us the weather. hey, dylan.
>> dylan, there's seagulls and lobster boats floegts arouating around water. it's going to be hard to go back to new york. >> you lived my engagement. i hope you had fun. >> i had a wonderful time. >> thanks, dylan! up next, he stole every scene in the classic romantic comedy "my best friend's wedding." i could watch that every single day. now rupert everett is taking on the oscar olay regenerist renews from within... plumping surface cells for a dramatic transformation without the need for fillers.
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and said, is that a sophie tillis? they're absolutely beautiful. i think you should have one, jenna. >> let's do that right now. >> phenomenal actor. big night for you last night. >> last night was our first night in the theater. we're doing a play called the "jud "ju judas kiss. it was great. >> tell us about this play. >> when you start looking at oscar wilde in a historical sense, it makes more sense. being gay now and looking at the story of oscar wilde and the tragedy of oscar wilde's life because oscar wilde was put in prison for gross indecency, being put in jail with hard labor.
so much has changed. him is the sexual movement began with oscar wilde. it wasn't even a word that was used or even debated before the death of oscar wilde. for me it's a very exciting character. i think he's one of the great punctuation points between the 19th century and the 20th century and one of the great debates of the 20th century, homosexuality was started by him. this play is really the story of that, and it's an amazing play. >> part of the story of our lives, of course, includes "my best friend's wedding." 20 years ago? >> a long time. >> do you watch it like we do. >> it's on tv all the time and i get so excited. >> no, i don't. i think watching yourself gets a little bit maudlin after a while. i prefer not to. it's a film i'm very proud of, though. >> do you ever break into.
♪ say a little prayer for you when we look at the impact the stunts, but what do you think was great about it? >> the people in it, julia roberts, cameron diaz, really good actors. my part was just an amazing part. there is not so much good actors as a good part. you can be a bad actor if you have a good part and do very well, actually. my part was foolproof, in a way. >> you're a great actor who has great parts, and this was another tremendous one with oscar wilde. >> thank you very much. >> we'll see you downtown where you live.
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>> tamron already got a text from one of her get "he is so hot." you also got three emoji kisses. we heard your best friend broke into your house? >> broke into my apartment and woke me up. i was asleep. i had to do a show, so i was -- >> this is him? >> yeah. >> this is criminal. >> and they posted the break-in. >> they posted the break-in. it was great. it was the best way i could have found out about such a thing. >> i love that your hair is perfect even when you sleep. >> i woke up like this. >> the delayed laugh from the cast. >> your wonderful makeup people just put fantastic stuff in my hair. i'll never put anything in it. >> that's how kathie lee and
hoda do it. >> apparently that's what basically dollar to dollar to this great thing you have now, how do you explain it yourself when you look in the mirror? >> i don't look in mirrors very often, but i think it's -- it is a tribute to so many people just believing in the things that i had to say and having a really great community of family and friends and artists who i work with, and we've all been working for so long because we believe that we had something to contribute. you know, as an artist you just never know what's going to be the thing. i wasn't gunning for broadway at all. that wasn't a thing i was thinking abou but i was friends with a really brilliant guy named lynn manuel
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the sun is shining and will warm us up close to 70 degrees here. and that's your latest forecast. tamron and jenna? >> most people spend a few hours every weekend cleaning the house, but how often do you clean things like the remote control or even your bath mat? >> executive editor of good housekeeping magazine megan murphy is here with the dirty truth of germs and bacteria hiding in your home. good morning. >> finish your breakfast. >> let's start with the grossest
part of the >> how often do you think you need to clean the toilet bowl? tamron, you told me once a week. you're both right. here's what you need to know. think outside the bowl. the handle tends to be the dirtiest. you want to clean behind it. >> i always clean what i see. >> when you flush, put that lid down so microorganisms don't become airborne. moving on to the bath mat. how often do you think you need to clean the bath mat? >> i said once a week. >> you're right again. yes, you want to clean it once a week. it's one of those things that doesn't seem dirty, but anything that gets wet and doesn't have a chance to dry is like a little heaven for mildew and mold. >> i was wondering how people use that kind of plastic mat in the bathtub. >> peel it up if you see any kind of -- if you peel it up and
see any kind of pink color, scrub it with bleach and a toothbrush pretty often. it gets dirtier than you think. >> what about baby toys? my kids have all those rubber du duckies and there's black inside. >> toss them. get a reversible mat so you can save yourself some wash time, then flip this every two weeks. pajamas, pjs? tamron? >> i have to be honest, i don't wear pajamas. >> hot stuff. how about you? >> what do you wear? >> what god birthed me in. >> your birthday suit? >> i don't like confinement. >> you wear pajamas. >> you have kids that can come in the room. you should. >> the average american woman only washes her pajamas every 17 days. >> why 17?
what happened on the 18 >> some washed theirs after 14 days. you want to wash your jammies every three days. they don't seem dirty, but your skin is sloughing off, you're perspiring even if you don't feel dirty. wash your pajamas every three days. the remote you want to do once a month. if somebody is sick, wash it more frequently. take an alcohol wipe, wipe it down. it's the dirtiest thing because it doesn't get cleaned. disposal. so you didn't think it kneelneeo be cleaned? >> i've never done it. >> every three days, lady. all you have stod put some citrus in there. >> that's a lot.
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streets. very narrow streets. but explore a little on foot, and you'll find it's just like back home. >> hi, how are you? >> reporter: because the neighbors aren't -- well -- >> you're not italian. >> no, i'm not italian. >> -- just like you. >> i'm from california. >> we're from santa barbara. >> please, will someone explain? >> carlo from california has emigrated to a town founded before columbus found america. >> we're kind of right in the middle of the whole italy thing. >> the hitaly thing. what do you love about the italy thing? >> it's kind of like i've been drawn into a universe where people are still nice to each other.
>> reporter: this old-fashioned place where people say hello or property here. a little americana, a gold rush triggered by an episode of "househunters international." >> this view is amazing. >> reporter: gary has modernized his place. total cost, he says, $40,000. >> where are you going to find this for less than $100,000? >> or with this view or that character. >> glen is still refurbishing with a plan to keep some of the old features. his house once home to a wealthy italian contessa. you don't have to be aristotle or socrates to live here. for $15,000, you can have this view. or if you have a spare $170,000, this 18th century castle is yours. >> look at that. >> okay, it's a bit of a
doer-upper. >> ishe you need a room with a view. >> and carlo, whose home overlooks the waterfalls, warned nothing happens fast here. >> i got the formula down. three times as many homes, six times as many people. >> a lifestyle where the pizza invented in this region is fresh from the oven. and they drink their coffee fast. >> not bad. >> it's good, though, right? >> it's good. >> ciao. >> tom and melanie say they came here for a quiet life. it's a little less quiet now with all these new neighbors. more friendly than ever. so this is what it's all about, guys? keir simmons, nbc news, italy.
fairfax area. the teenagers may have run it is possible they took a cab to jess open, maryland. now, time for your forecast with storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. good morning. >> good morning, cloudy outside. the fog is wet, temperatures upper 50s to around 60. southerly wind and a peek or two of sunshine today should allow temperatures up to near 70 degrees, there is a likelihood of showers late this afternoon into this evening. rain and thundershowers likely, first half of the day tomorrow and right smack in the middle of saturday. sunday and monday should be
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