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good morning. recovery effort. hillary clinton and her aides scrambling to explain why she wasn't more up front about her pneumonia diagnosis. the candidate herself speaking out last night. >> i just didn't think it was going to be that big a deal. >> does downplaying her health scare play right into the hands of her critics as our new poll shows the race is tightening. is this the arsonist? police step up the search for a man caught on camera running from the scene of a devastating fire at a florida mosque. investigators labeling it a possible hate crime. was the suspect targeting muslims? golden parachute. new outrage aimed at wells fargo. why the executive in charge of
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millions of fake accounts is getting a nearly $125 million payout. and lochte's bad night. >> excuse me. excuse me. >> wow. >> the olympic swimmer interrupted on stage during his "dancing with the stars" debut. at least two men arrested and lochte in shock. >> it honestly feels like someone reached inside, took out my heart and just stepped on it. >> his hopes of waltng to a comeback hitting a sour note "today," september 13th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today." it is a tuesday morning. willie is in for matt once again. wow, what a scene last night. >> two people were arrested when
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more protests in the crowd. of all the protests we've seen lately in politics and sports, competitive dancing, not somewhere we've seen it. >> we'll have more on that in a minute. politics now. right to the state of the race. donald trump hosting a rally in iowa now this afternoon before heading to pennsylvania for an event there tonight. it will be his fourth visit to those states since becoming the republican nominee. hillary clinton getting help from her husband as s from pneumonia. the former president heading to california today. meanwhile, president obama hits the road for the former secretary of state as well. he's got a stop today in pennsylvania. and clinton's lead in this race is narrowing according to our latest nbc news/survey monkey poll. 48%-44% compared to the ten-point advantage she had five weeks ago. let's get right to our
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headlines. we'll start were nbc national correspondent peter alexander. >> reporter: hillary clinton is off the trail again today, she's home here in chappaqua. she says she is feeling so much better and admits she should have gotten more rest much sooner but this morning her biggest wound is self-inflicted with campaign aides reporting she should have been more forthcoming about her pneumonia. for the first time, hillary clinton addressing her health care, calling in to cnn, clinton said she should have followed he for five days after being diagnosed with pneumonia. >> like a lot of people, i just thought i could keep going forward and power through it and obviously that didn't work out as well. >> reporter: clinton says she never lost consciousness and felt better getting inside the air conditioned van. >> i feel dizzy and i did lose my balance for a minute. once i got in, once i could sit down, once i could cool off,
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better. >> reporter: clinton also defending her decision to keep her friday pneumonia diagnosis private until several hours after sunday's incident. >> i just didn't think it was going to be that big a deal. if it happens to you and you are a busy, active person, you keep moving forward. >> reporter: speaking with charlie rose, former president bill clinton says it is not the first time his wife has powered through. occasion in the last many, many years the same thing's happened to weather when she got severely dehydrated. >> reporter: for now trump is not attacking clinton's health. >> i'll be handing out a paper with large numbers with very detailed hopefully good sta tus statistics. >> reporter: still, trump's campaign has yet to identify the doctor or even when trump got
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attack for his own lack of transparency face the same scrutiny. >> we know the least about donald trump of any candidate in recent american history. we know virtually nothing about his business entanglements. it is really past time for him to be held to the same standards, not just as me, but of everybody else who has sought this job. >> reporter: this morning, the clinton campaign is trying to regroup to try to get back on offense. here today they are launching a new say is donald trump's repeated insults and his repeated demeaning of the american people. one other note that's important this morning. today president barack obama hits the campaign trail for his former secretary of state once again. he's going to be in philadelphia. it couldn't come at a better time for clinton. right now, compared to obama in 2012, clinton is not performing as well with some key groups within her coalition, including
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>> peter alexander, thank you. donald trump may not be going after sector clinton's health but he is once again taking his rival to task for labeling half his supporters as "deplorable." nbc's katy tur is at trump tower with that part of the story. >> reporter: good morning. the trump campaign is trying to catch lightning in a bottle after hillary clinton handed him a tailor-made attack line telling a private audience that donald trump's supporters were, quote, a basket of as you said. now those supporters are calling her out. in asheville, north carolina monday night, donald trump tried to turn the tables on hillary clinton. allowing his supporters to shame her for him. >> do i look deplorable? >> after all the horrible scandals that hillary clinton's been involved in, she has the gall to call us deplorable. unbelievable. >> reporter: clinton's insult came friday night at a private fund-raiser in new york.
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deplorables. >> they're racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic. islamphobic. >> reporter: trump painted his rival as out of touch. now his campaign is fund-raising off the comment and quickly releasing this new ad. >> people like you, you, and you -- deplorable. >> reporter: it all comes amid the latest instance of violence at a trump rally. monday night a protester roughed the incident taking place shortly after running mate mike pence was asked on cnn about clinton's deplorables comment and whether it applies to white nationalists like david duke. >> i'm not in the name calling business, wolf. you know me better than that. >> reporter: pence later clarifying on fox news. >> they wanted me to start using terms that hillary uses. you've known me a long time. i'm not a name caller. i don't play that game. but we have denounced david duke
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philadelphia, donald trump is expected to give another policy speech, this one focused on a child care tax deduction. joining him -- his daughter, ivanka. willie, back to you. >> katy tur in new york, thanks. nicolle wallace and steve kornacki, good morning to you. do you feel that hillary clinton has successful put this health issue behind her? >> i think people will still have ongoing questions about her health. you've covered caai really sick, you could not keep up her schedule. but i think she will continue to have to answer questions about how they handle crises. it takes them too long to get to the truth. and a republican who planned to vote for hillary clinton called me yesterday and said, good god, she's only going to be the politician to lose because of a cough. >> steve, to that point, david axlerod, obviously former senior advisor to president obama and no fan of donald trump tweeted out about hillary clinton
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unhealthy penchant for privacy. this coming from a democrat who supports hillary clinton. is this an ongoing problem for her going forward? >> hillary clinton, bill clinton as well, going back to the 1990s. go back to 1996 when bill clinton was running for re-election. one of the issues in that campaign was, will bill clinton release his health records. bob dole, his opponent, challenged bill clinton to do th a lot of sympathy for hillary clinton just for having to deal with a health issue like that, powering through a weekend like that. but at the same time the headlines raise that question of transparency and it reinforces what's been her biggest negative for years now -- honesty and trustworthiness. >> you might say the health headlines aren't good but in some ways it actually overtook this issue of her comment on friday night where she call half of trump supporters deplorable. now is this a larger, longer
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>> the road to the white house does not wind its way towards attacking someone's supporters. she gave a speech ten days before she made that -- i think this is what she thinks of the segment of the trump base that we've all learned this new word, the alt-right, that sort of legitimatizes white supremacy. she's made a more focused case, but lurplumping in half of his supporters, yesterday trump did a smart thing. he put americans on stage, americans who d deplorable at all. >> david, yesterday donald trump was arguing against hillary clinton that she has disdain for a large population of the voters. he came out yesterday in a parallel universe moment and said, i wish we could just talk about policy. i want to talk about policy. she's busy being negative and attacking americans. >> she's giving him a way to respond to this on a subject where he otherwise i think would
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this, 60% of all americans think that donald trump is racially biased, think he has biased views towards women. if hillary clinton just took that on, he would be in a tough place in terms of responding. but when you branch out and bring in a big chunk of his supporters like that, you invite him to do what he did last night, to put people up on the stage, every day people, and say, is this who you are attacking, hillary clinton? that's a different fight for her. >> she did walk it back saying she didn't mean supporters. thank you both so much. coming up, fox news anchor bill o'reilly will be here to chew on some of the political issues of the day. clinton's health and also some of the recent headlines at his own network. meanwhile, there are new developments this morning in that fire that was deliberately set at a florida mosque once attended by the pulse nightclub shooter. police describing it as a possible hate crime as investigators search for a suspect. nbc's kerry sanders is in ft.
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willie. there are some solid clues that have authorities hopeful that they may make an arrest soon. among their strongettes evidence, a man seen running from the fire moments after it started, all captured on a security camera. investigators are examining this surveillance video frame by frame first showing a motorcycle drive up, then a man runs from the area. authorities say the bright light behind him is flames from the mosque. >> the male was hand. we're not sure, but it is possible that the male sustained burns on that hand. >> quick 12 respond priority one commercial structure fire. >> reporter: firefighters were on the scene within minutes, but much of the building was already engulfed. this morning, arson investigators and members of the muslim community are looking for clues in the ashes of the burned-out mosque. they say it is probably no coincidence it was torched late sunday night. >> i mean this happened on the anniversary of 9/11. >> reporter: and believe it may
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mateen once prayed. the man who gunned down more than 100 people at the pulse nightclub in orlando. >> omar mateen probably went to walmart more than he went to the mosque here. if something happens at that walmart, people going to say, they deserve it, they had something to do with it? >> reporter: an imam at a nearby mosque says muslims here have been part of the fabric of the community for nearly 50 years. >> i am in shock of w ier in expected that would happen in a maul community like that. >> do you feel safe? >> as safe as one could feel under the given circumstances. >> reporter: the front here doesn't show much damage but around the back the mosque leadership estimates the damage at more than $50,000. they set up a launchgood.com page and have already raised $11,000. they say they plan to rebuild. >> kerry sanders, thanks. now to the growing tension between the u.s. and north
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nuclear capable bombers over south korea. this is a show of force against the north. it comes just days after north korea's fifth nuclear test. the b-1 the b-1 bombers were escorted by u.s. and south korean jets. u.s. army general vincent brooks says, "the united states has an unshakeable commitment to defend allies in the region and will take necessary steps to do so." wells fargo under fire an again this morning. with a record fine for opening millions of accounts without customer consent. now the executive who oversaw that unit is retiring with a reported $125 million payout. nbc's gabe gutierrez has the latest on this one. gabe, good morning. >> reporter: willie, good morning. last week we heard about the largest fine ever imposed by the consumer financial protection bureau against the bank. now new questions are being raised about whether wells fargo executives are facing any consequences.
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bank is sparking more outrage. the wells fargo executive in charge of the division where employees opened more than 2 million unauthorized accounts is retiring at the end of the year. but "fortune" reports that according to financial disclosure documents, kerry tolstedt is leaving with a payout of more than $124 million in stocks, options and shares. >> by no means is this a small retirement package. this is one of the largest for a senior executive that i've seen in my career. >> reporter: in july, the bank's most valuable wells fargo leaders, a standard bearer of our culture, a champion for our customers, and a role model for responsible, principled and inclusive leadership. last week wells fargo agreed to pay $185 million in fines over the fake accounts. the bank saying it has fired more than 5,300 employees over the past five years for their involvement in the scam. to meet sales goals some former employees say they were pressured to sell account
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man frank ohn. >> at one time i had 15 accounts at once. it was just very frustrating. these are accounts i never opened. >> reporter: a wells fargo spokesperson says she made a personal decision to retire after 27 years with the, company but would not comment on her compensation. people voicing their disbelief online asking, have you no shame or conscience? and is there even justice at all? the spokesperson asked that the unauthorized accounts were identified by the company's own internal controls and that once the bank's leaders were aware of team members responsible and worked to strengthen oversight. "we believe the changes we have made have strengthened wells fargo and will help ensure this behavior doesn't happen in the future." we were not able to immediately reach the retiring executive for comment. wells fargo has agreed to pay its customers $5 million in restitution. willie and savannah. >> gabe gutierrez, thank you. we should point out, the ceo of
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6:00 eastern on cnbc. now to a big move from the ncaa. it is tied to the north carolina so-called bathroom bill. the ncaa is pulling seven championship events out of north carolina during the 2016-2017 school year, that includes ncaa tournament basketball games. march madness games that were scheduled for greensboro, north carolina. the ncaa has not announced where those events will be moved to. north carolina's controversial house bill 2 restricts limits antidiscrimination protections to the lgbt community. in july, the nba pulled the 2017 all-star game out of charlotte. take a look at this dash cam video of a frightening school bus fire monday afternoon in college park, maryland. fire officials say the driver safely escorted all 20 children from the bus before it was fully engulfed in flames. driver told a witness, i'm a mom
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it was my job to save them. investigators are still looking into the cause of the fire. great job there by that bus driver. >> absolutely. dylan is in for al this week. what do you got? >> good morning, guys. we've got rain in eastern florida. it is western florida that has received so much rain lately. parts of the east coast of florida have been seeing their fifth driest season on record so we need the rain and we're getting it, mostly because we have this tropical wave that's adding in some moisture. it is getting blocked from moving too quickly from a stationary front so that's going inches of rain. over the next three days, some parts like near jacksonville and daytona beach we could end up with about five to seven inches of rain over the next three days. that's a look at the weather across the country. your local forecast is coming up in the next 30 seconds. you don't just learn how to drive... or solve the world's problems... be a dad... "or something" and we don't just make sandwiches "or something"
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7:30 now on a tuesday morning, 13th of september, 2016. you know why they're smiling? because the weather is so perfect outside in midtown, manhattan. cannot wait to go say hello in a couple of minutes. >> it is peak new york weather this week. beginning with the headlines. donald trump's running mate mike pence heads to capitol hill today after looking to lock up more support for republican ticket. he'll also hold a news conference with house speaker paul ryan and other republican leaders. hillary clinton has made her first public comments about her health since she nearly collapsed at a 9/11 ceremony on sunday. in a phone interview on cnn, she said she was committed to being at the event but pushed herself
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clinton added she didn't reveal she was sick because, in her words, she didn't think it was going to be that big of a deal. >> as for the race, clinton's national lead is slipping according to our latest nbc news/survey monkey weekly online tracking poll, 48%-44%. today's campaign moment comes from vice president joe biden. he had this to say about hillary clinton's health. >> schedule, working 15 hours a day, i had walking pneumonia last year. it is a reminder to slow down a little bit. >> president obama also was asked about clinton's health but he took a different approach choosing not to answer and just smiled to reporters' questions. speaking of the campaign, we'll talk to bill o'reilly to talk about everything going on in that race in just a minute.
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"dancing with the stars," then two people rushed the stage during that live broadcast. others in the audience started booing the olympian. nbc's steve patterson is in los angeles with the latest on this. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. "dancing with the stars" definitely got off on the wrong foot for ryan lochte. the olympic swimmer looking to rehab his reputation following that embarrassing incident during the olympics in rio. yet again then, finding himself at the center of unwanted attention. >> what you bring ballroom is all we want to see. >> reporter: if you tuned in to "dancing with the stars" last night, this is what the tv audience saw. >> excuse me. hey, back off! >> reporter: ryan lochte was being critiqued when something went wrong. >> excuse me. >> reporter: but this is what the tv audience didn't see. a man rushed by security taken down on the dance floor in front of a stunned audience. another man is quickly whisked
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cell phone video taken by lochte's friend and gold medalist swim i eddie moses shows another segment. others in the audience booing, yelling at the protesters who were promptly escorted out. los angeles police say the two men who rushed the stage were later arrested on trespassing charges. >> scary. have someone rushing you on live tv and have o a shirt with your name on it with an "x" over it? >> reporter: after a commercial break, ryan lochte was asked for his reaction. >> when there is that kind of strong emotion, what does that make you feel like? >> so many feelings are going through my head right now. a little hurt. >> reporter: the six-time olympic gold medalist making his debut on "dancing with the stars" in an attempt to rehabilitate his tarnished image. just weeks after lochte
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gunpoint after a night out during the olympic games in rio. lochte later recanted in an interview with matt. >> i was very intoxicated. i have no idea why. i mean it was immature. it was childish. >> reporter: last week, the olympic committee handed lochte a ten-month suspension. lochte says he feels hurt by last night's incident but he's ready to move on. >> it's hard. i'm getting over it though. honestly feels like someone reached inside, took out my heart and just stepped on it. i'm going to and i'm going to keep dancing. >> the los angeles police are investigating the incident. they're calling it a pre-planned action at this point. a source close to lochte says he is doing okay this morning and plans to be right back on center stage next week trying once again to dance away from trouble. savannah? >> kind of a weird scene there, steve. thank you. dylan is in for al this morning. >> you called it perfect in new york. right? this whole week is going to be
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like weather. then we are back down to around 80 degrees as we go through the rest of this week. chilly through the northern plains, dipping down into kansas and nebraska where temperatures will be running about 20 degrees below average. highs only in the 60s. but look at the difference. charleston, west virginia -- about 91 degrees. that's 13 degrees above average. mid 80s in philadelphia. even boston today getting up to 82 degrees without all that much humidity. tomorrow it warms up more. we could be close to some records, especially into philadelphia, washington, d.c. we'll be in the upper 80s and lower 90s with a touch more humidity. but cooler air working back into des moines. 73 on wednesday. then we will see temps slide back down into the 70s and 80s. chicago 80 friday. pennsylvania cooler at 72. new york, mid to upper 70s as we start off the weekend. charlotte, still warm on thursday but we will be much more comfortable starting on
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>> and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you very much. coming up, olympic legend michael phelps loses himself in an epic lip battle. but first, bill o'reilly is here. he'll give us his take on hillary clinton's health scare, what's been happening at fox
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>> his "killing" series of books are best sellers. "killing the rising sun -- how america vanquished world war ii japan." always happy to have you talk about your book but we always start with politics. this health care with hillary clinton. do you feel like she sufficiently addressed it or do you think this feeds into some of those so-called conspiracy theories or actual conspiracy theories that there is something much deeper health? >> i think the problem with the clinton campaign is they have to decide whether they're just going to be stonewalling everybody all the time or just going to be up front? nobody begrudges hillary clinton if she gets ill. i'm amazed both clinton and trump can do what they do. these people never stop. under pressure. always stress. i am amazed they are able to do it. if somebody gets ill, i just put out a press release saying mrs. clinton's got a little
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what's the big deal? i don't understand all the secrecy. >> do you think that -- i can't remember what your position is. are you on the record that donald trump should turn over those tax returns? >> i understand why he isn't so i haven't taken a position. he can't win. no matter what he does, he puts his tax returns out, the press -- which wants him to lose. mike pence put out his tax returns, nobody cared. trump knows whatever he does in that area, he's gng destroyed. >> but isn't it the principle transparency? put them out, so be it. let the chips fall. >> it is. but his tax returns are so complicated because of all of his private holdings. if i were trump i wouldn't put them out. as a journalist i'd like to see them. >> let's talk about the basket of deplorable comment. for hillary clinton it's been a tough few days. she was talking about at the outset "half of trump
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xenophobes. >> i was so angry i didn't think of the line, "basket of deplorables." i love that line. however, it was written for her on a teleprompter. she had to know if she said it, just like romney got hammered, the 47% will vote for me because they want stuff, she's going to get hammered. why would you put yourself in that position to give trump this big hammer? that's exactly what happened. >> was it a window into her and the way she feels about certain parts of the >> no, i don't do that. i'm not a psychologist. dr. phil probably knows. i don't know. all i know, it was not a good political move to say. >> we have to ask you about what's been going on at fox news obviously roger ailes is n longer there. you've been on record saying you support him 100%. have you learned anything in these last few months that makes you change your mind about that?
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what i've learned, i feel differently. >> first of all, my comments to seth meyers about what kind of boss roger ailes was. not about the case. i don't know anything about the case. okay? nothing. he was the best boss i've ever had and that's what i said to seth meyers. that's all i said. i'm not going to say anything else because i work for this company and i don't really have any insight into anything. so for once in my life i'm going to keep my big mouth shut. >> has the culture changed or has your job changed at all since roger ailes >> no. if you watch "the factor" every night, there's been no change. we do what we do. >> does it feel different when you walk in the building though? >> i don't walk in the building a lot. i do a lot of my work in a separate place. it is a sad situation for everyone involved. that's all i'm going to say. >> you keep in touch with him? >> you know, roger ailes was very good to me and i feel very bad for his family. that's it. >> let's talk about the book.
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we were talking in the break. this is something that does not get as much attention and you really shine a light. what do you hope that people who read this book take away and learn about that? >> well, i want colin kaepernick to read this book. i want the guy who won't stand up during the national anthem to read "killing the rising sun" and to understand how much brave american sacrifice to free millions of people all over the and european theater. i want colin kaepernick -- i'm sending him a copy -- to read every single word of this book and tell me he shouldn't be standing up during the national anthem. the bravery and the sacrifice that americans made in world war ii to free this world from hitler and hirohito was unprecedented in human history
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country bismirched. >> you say it was the right call to drop the bomb on nagasaki. you also though get presidents on the record. you asked all the presidents if it was the right call. what did you hear from them? >> i asked the five living presidents to just write me a simple letter whether they would have dropped the atom bomb. three replied. elder. all three said yes, we have their letters in the book. president obama would not answer, and i believe because he would not have dropped the bomb. and president clinton did not answer, either. i believe political reasons, because his wife is running for president. i start the book off with reverend jeremiah wright. that's what piqued me to right this. when he said, "g.d., america, now the chickens are coming home
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story of exactly what happened. it is amazing. eisenhower didn't want to drop it. eisenhower did not want to drop the bomb. >> he didn't overrule his generals. >> but truman knew that he had to to save millions of lives. those bombs saved millions of lives. so very compelling situation. >> it is a fascinating read. >> thank you. thank you very much. >> always good to have you on. "killing the rising sun." up next, carson has his hands on the new iphone four ys stores. but first, these messages. i love bread i love ice cream pizza! peanut butter -tacos! i love ramen. anything chocolate chicken tacos, pork tacos. and now that i've learned to manage what i eat, i can still eat the foods i love. every. single. day. members have lost 15% more weight in the first 2 months than on the beyond the scale program than on our previous program and they're still eating the foods they love.
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>> look at that. savannah, did you see that? now there's charlie. >> then also, too, watch this. i can hop inside here and i'll take your photo. but then i'm going to actually draw on it. i'm going to send that. >> that's cool. we're lucky enough to have one of the first custom sticker packs available for download. people are going to be able to choose from this collection of cartoons and cutouts. you'll see a bunch of them come up here. there is one sticker we are waiting to add. that's charlie. vote for which sticker to include in our sticker pack.
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? it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, political ills with critics calling for her to be more transparent hillary clinton opens up about her recent health scare. >> like a lot of people i just forward and power through it and obviously that didn't work out so well. >> as the new poll shows the race with trump tightening. then, what's in a name? we will explore the big business behind selecting a baby name as we turn to a professional for a little help. >> any want to go for a super popular name. that's an issue for a lot of people. >> i really only have one name on my list but i'm curious to take in more names so i have more of a short list.
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morning here in studio 1-a. ? and i would do anything for love ?? >> rock royalty meatloaf opens up up about bouncing back from that scary on stage collapse. >> plus the legendary carol burnett joins us to take a trip down memory lane. >> thank you. bye-bye. >> at last. and we'll catch up with america's got talent judges ahead of this week's big finale. >> this has been the most fun i have had on any show. >> "today," tuesday, september 13th, 2016. ? >> we love "the today show." >> good morning from louisiana. >> we love mississippi.
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charles. ? >> we're from buffalo, we got married on saturday. >> celebrating 45 years of wedded bliss. >> happy 70th birthday, mom. >> i love it. good morning. and good morning, everybody. welcome back to "today." as i almost just ran into our camera operator. good morning. nice to have evebo we are so glad to have you on a beautiful day, feeling like fall, and a great crowd out on our plaza. we have matt with the morning off so willie is here, dylann is here for al. >> kissing babies. coming up as we said the amazing meatloaf is here, back and better than ever. he has new music out. we will talk to him in judgment. first let's get the news at
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clinton's health scare. i'm andrea mitchell in chappaqua where hillary clinton is resting for another day where bill clinton pitches for her in california and the campaign tries to undo the damage of the last few days. >> off the trail again today. calling into cnn monday night saying she is on the mend. >> i'm feeling so much better and obviously i should have gotten some rest sooner. i better off if i would have just pulled down my schedule on friday. >> why not disclose she had pneumonia when it was diagnosed on friday? >> i just didn't think it was going to be that big a deal. it's just the kind of thing that if it happens to you and you're a busy active person you keep moving forward. >> bill clinton in an interview with charlie rose revealing his wife has experienced similar affects from dehydration before. >> rarely, but on more than one occasion over the last many,
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thing has happened to her when she just got severely dehydrated. >> secretary clinton elaborating. >> i think really only twice that i can recall. you know, it is something that has occurred a few times over the course of my life and i'm aware of it and usually can avoid it. >> clinton aides admitting they did not give the public enough information about her condition. >> we could have gotten more infoio that's on the staff, that's on us, and we regret that. >> after weeks of unsubstantiated innuendos about her health from donald trump and his surrogates clinton is trying to put out a political firestorm, this oneself-inflicted, promising a medical update from her doctor later this week, hammering away at trump whose only medical disclosure has been a few paragraphs from his doctor. >> we have already met a high standard of transparency and we know the least about donald
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american history. we know virtually nothing about his business entanglements, his foreign investors. you know, it's really past time for him to be held to the same standard not just as me, but of everybody else who has sought this job. >> trump now promising to share the results of a physical he took last week. >> i will be handing out a paper with very large numbers, very detailed, hopefully good statistics. r clinton's lead in our new nbc news survey monkey online poll just out today has shrunk to only four points, down from ten points five weeks ago, this as her doctors are promising an update in the next few days. willie. >> all right, andrea mitchell in chappaqua, new york. thanks. police are hoping surveillance video will help them to an arsonist who set fire to the florida mosque where pulse nightclub killer omar mateen used to worship.
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light that appears behind him is fire from the mosque. nobody was injured in the incident. it happened just after sunday's anniversary of the september 11th attacks. and as you see there the pne skidded nearly a mile down the runway. fortunately there was no fire and nobody was seriously injured. >> just ahead, did tom brady defy the nfl's order to stay away from the patriot's name during a suspension? the story behind the video. and then the president of trash talk? what nba superstar steph curry revealed about playing golf with president obama. and would you hire someone to help you name your baby? what happened when savannah and dylann enlisted the help of a
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we're back at 8:12. miss hoda is here with "what's trending today." every so often you are watching a football game. we all know what happens. some knucklehead hops on to the field, running out there looking for are a moment in the spotlight. normally what does the tv camera do? they cut away because they don't want to encourage it. thap game. we are going to actually make an exception because westwood one's radio announcer call the incident like a play. it is epic. >> he runs away. he runs to the 50. he runs to the 40. the guy's drunk. but there he goes. they're not going to get him. waving his arms. bare chested! somebody stop that man! here comes the blue coats! oh!
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>> there will be many more next week. >> i know. that's the problem. they were encouraging the behavior. >> kevin harlan makes the most boring game exciting anyway. pretty cool. even though tom brady is suspended, he still made an appearance at sunday's patriots game. at least a guy with a really creepy mask did. check this out. you are looking at fake tom brady. this guy was rocking an eerily realistic brady mask. people were loving it posting photos with >> it looks like an old tom brady. >> probably the most unsettling thing we saw. >> i'm googling it right now. >> i knew it! >> they should make a line of those in other celebrities.
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guys, finally, there is a new robot vacuum. yea. it features a camera on top to help spot the dirt and it has the dyson name. james dyson always comes and tells us about his new inventions and he is here. mr. dyson, good morning. so tell us about this guy. >> it's a vacuum cleaner first. it is a rea base that goes at 100,000 rpm because we want it to suck properly. then it navigates with a 360-degree camera. it is filming you now. filming the room. working out where it is. >> so it can tell where the big mess is? >> it doesn't do that but it cleans the whole room thoroughly. >> what does the camera do? >> the camera is telling where it is, where it's been and where it hasn't been.
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mobile phone so you could be in australia and you could set it off and you would could watch it cleaning your apartment and it will show you what it's seen and what it hasn't seen. it does it all on your phone. it's the intelligence of a robot. >> it really did find the dirt. that's really impressive. >> it works out across the room. when it's finished it goes into the next ro when it's low on battery, it comes back to its charging station, and off it goes again. we've had to develop this very special high-speed digital matrix. >> how much does that cost? >> $900. >> what! oh, sorry. it's certainly awesome. i'm sorry.
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>> tell us about the hair dryer as well. >> we made a very quiet hair dryer. we've done that -- i'll switch it on. you can see. it is very quiet. we've done that by again this digital meter that goes 120 rpms. it is so fast. >> it is powerful though? can it get the frizzies out? >> it's there. you pot this in the handle and you are actually holding it. that's the silencer, too. that helps keep it quiet. it is incredibly reasonable. $299. >> you know what? that's a fancy blow dryer. that's what it costs. >> good. >> you've got high pressure. if you've got an attachment on,
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when you put the attachment on, it doesn't restrict the air flow so the temperature you dial here is the temperature you get. >> you have a lot of products in here. it is so fun to see your inventions. they're always so elegant. so thank you so much. >> thank you for having me on. carson, over to you for "popstart." first up, nba star steph curry getting some golfing advice from none other than the first lady. last month curry was spotted out on the golf course with president obama. later revealing he lost the game, blaming the president's trash talk. so michelle obama while she was co-hosting the ellen show tells steph, you got to fight back. >> you should trash talk back, steph. >> give him some things to say. >> talk about his ears. here's one.
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say while putting, the shadow from your ears is really messing up my putt. >> that would be a bad idea. steph curry audited immediately. watch that full interview later today. congratulations are in order to alec and hilaria baldwin. "we are pleased to introduce you to our new carmen, 14-year-old rafael. congratulations to that whole family. and finally, you think being the greatest olympian of all time would be enough for mr. michael phelps. but now he is looking for another medal this time in lip syncing. doing his best eminem impersonation.
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>> take you right back to the old days. the best performance earning michael yet another gold medal for the night. >> i wonder if that's the song he listens to in his headphones. >> carson, thank you. can you lose yourself in the weather? >> not like that. i'll go into nerd mode and talk about the weather where we do have some -- sorry. through green bay earlier this morning. we had some severe thunderstorm warnings early on but those storms now moving into northern michigan. we also have a line of storms moving through iowa right now. nothing severe at this moment but we could see isolated stronger storms. it is this cold front that's moving through the midwest today. these showers and storms will make their way into the chicago area later on today. then st. louis overnight. as we go into wednesday we will see a couple of these hold together as they move through ohio and eventually through the northeast, too.
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widespread thunderstorms and it is really just occasional gusty >> don't forget to check us out every day on our sirius xm channel 108. now to our special series, "expecting today." dylan and i are having so much fun and this morning we are talking about what to name little bundles of joy. >> one of the biggest decisions you will make. while, savannah, you've had some
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nervous. >> apparently you can get help from an expert. you can actually call a babycon. >> my maim is taylor and they call me t. >> alexander. >> natalie. >> hi. my name is jack. >> my nickname is phillip. >> shakespeare asked, what's in a name? a lot, actually. current faves, noah, mason. the classics, emily, james. they are the celebrity names. blue ivy, northwest, river road. now you can hire someone to help you pick your baby's name. meet baby name consultant, abby sandell. she will work with couples one-on-one to find just the right fit. >> do you find people come to you because they don't know a name at all or there's a discussion or family that they want to name them one thing and
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>> yes. i had mom who wrote to me she'd reached the end of the internet. >> what's the biggest mistake people make when choosing a name? >> we don't use our favorite name. we get talked out of it. either we think it is too popular or too weird. but somehow we decide to compromise on something that isn't the name we love. >> i didn't want to go with a super popular name. that's an issue for a lot of people. they don't want to be the 14th jennifer in the class. >> it is. and you'll hear people say i love is in the top five. but the important thing to keep in mind is that even the most popular name in 2016 is as common as jennifer would have been in the '70s. >> i did want to change my name for a while. dylan was hard to grow up with. now as i'm older and i've kind of found my own way, i love it. it's just different, it stands out. i feel like i grew into the name. >> i would have given a million dollars to just be bridget or
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family, your friends, what you're thinking about for a name? >> so i'm a little bit of >> first of all, if you've gotten to the place where you know the name, celeb plate it. i always say go to a coffee shop and give it as your name so when the barista calls it out you can hear do they butcher it, how does it feel to hear it called out in the crowd. >> i really only have one name on my list but i'm curious to take in more names so i more of a short list. help me. >> i will say i was watching some of the segments you have done and one of the names that came to mind was price because you did that price segment on your grandmother being the winningest conest ant. i was also think about this. eo. it's fun to have an end in o names. >> i think theo and i think the cosby show. >> i didn't even think of that. that's your anyoperation. >> yeah. >> one of the other ones i was
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>> it could be beck later, which is kind of cool. >> and we are huge red sox fans and there's josh beckett and that ties? >> i was also thinking sullivan. >> sully for short. >> do you have irish in you? >> brian is irish. >> that's interesting because i was also thinking about luca because the last name seems italian. >> his last name sit nd a cool name. it could really work. >> we've got more baby naming advice on our website. so i liked all those ideas. >> i love -- my husband loved all the names, too, especially because some are red sox related. >> beckett. >> but you have one locked in. >> we are 99.9% sure. >> what about big papi. >> we are going with big, yes. >> what about you, do you have one? >> we have a very strong
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or her. >> do you have a short list? >> we do. we know the gender this time. >> and i'm going to spill the beans. >> what is it? >> i'm not telling you right now but i'm going to spill the beans soon on the show. >> on the show. >> i can't keep it secret. you know i'm not -- you know what it is because i can't keep a secret. we have a top contender, but i don't think you should tell people and float the idea because then if people go i don't like -- >> especially in your own family. >> it's like when you meet your what you really think because he might marry her. >> you do have some almost chosen. >> i just called the source on that story. she said we had no backup for my daughter lucy. for my son george we had another family name vincent. >> we went with t we wanted something stoic like jackson james daly because it sounds presidential. a lot of family in our names,
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good morning, everybody! it's 8:30 on a tuesday morning, 13th of september. beautiful day out on our plaza. awesome crowd. everybody's so happy. we're so happy to have you along. gang's all here. everyone's kind of trickling in. trickling. carson's got charlie. got hoda here. good morning. >> nice crowd.
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everybody. >> okay. what is it? >> what do demi lovato, misty copeland and savannah guthrie have in common, beside being able to do a killer plie? they all have been named ultimate game changers by women's health magazine. >> the special issue highlights people who have championed women's issues this year and it includes the magazine's non-celebrity -- >> look at my cover shot. >> -- cover star. savannah made the list for her i law and for her willingness to embrace change. that special women's health game changer issue is on newsstands today. how does that feel? >> it's exciting. >> mom and i are going to buy up every copy. yeah. thanks, guys. just ahead, the judges from america's got talent give us a sneak peek at tonight's final performances, including behind-the-scenes secrets from the set. we've got movie superstar
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music legend meatloaf, plus icon carol burnett. but first, let's get a check of this weather. >> gorgeous across the northeast, picture-perfect day. but in especially eastern florida, rain is very much needed and we have another chance of rain. and back through iowa, northern missouri we could see stronger storms later on today. nothing too severe expected but heavier downpours likely. the cold front slowly moves eastward tomorrow bringing rain through chicago this evening, the northeast later tomorrow. we could see some isolated record highs out ahead of that front with temps back in the upper 80s and lower 90s tomorrow. as we get closer to the weekend, west coast looking good.
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>> and that's your latest forecast. guys? >> all right, dylan, thank you. boy, big night -- thank you for being here, >> meatloaf's here. >> big night on nbc tonight because "america's got talent" season 11 finalists are competing for your votes. >> nbc's joe fryar got the inside scoop from judges simon cowell, heidi klum, mel b. and host nick cannon. >> reporter: tonight might be the finale for "america's got talent," but it is not the last time you'll see these five together. >> so all of you guys are coming
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right? >> yes. >> are we? >> we are! yes, we are. >> can i come back? >> of course. >> you guys must have liked each other? had. >> we do like each other. a lot. >> we spent almost like an entire year together. >> reporter: this season host nick cannon, along with howie mandel, simon cowell. >> how does "america's got talent" compare with the british version? >> that's a trick question. >> it is more fun here! >> it is, actually. i love both shows, but i have to say, this has been the most fun i have had on any show. >> i think the talent came out knowing that they got a chance to audition for the simon cowell. >> i think tonight the lyric was perfect.
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softer side out of him. >> honest to god, i am the least difficult out of these four. these are the divas. >> reporter: their collective chemistry is overpowering, like a category 5 hollywood hurricane. >> heidi i was surprised about. she has a reputation for being quite icy. >> i do? >> but actually she's quite nice. >> i like that. >> spicy and icy. >> reporter: they'll concede the real forces of nature are on talent show. this looks like the best variety show you have ever seen anywhere in the world. >> reporter: ten finalists will compete for the top prize. >> anyone think they know who's going to win the finale? >> whoever turns it on on the night, they can win the whole show. genuinely every single person, every one of them's got a shot. >> reporter: this year half finalists are singers. >> if i had to bet on a singer, grace. >> brian if it is a singer.
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>> i had to bet, non-singer -- john. >> reporter: or perhaps the judges are about to discover a new talent. >> by the way, if you were going to audition for us now, as a contestant, what would you do? >> i have no musical talent. the only thing i can do when i have to stand in front of a group of people is the alphabet backwards. >> do >> whoa! >> that was good. >> that is going to change your life. >> reporter: for now, we'll just leave the talent show to the truly talented. for "today," joe fryar, nbc news, los angeles. >> you been watching? >> how about joe fryar? >> fryar's got skills. catch the "america's got talent"
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tonight at 8:00. >> i love simon. coming up next, a woman with so much talent, she's legendary.
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love that music. it can mean only one thing. the legendary carol burnett is here. for 11 years she kept us laughing on "the carol burnett show" with classic sketches like this one. she writes all about her time on the show in her new book, "in such good company -- 11 years of laughter, mayhem and fun in the sandbox." carol, good morning. what an honor to have you here. >> thanks, savannah. >> i love seeing that skit with the wind. we were just talking, the curtain rod dress is in the smithsonian. >> that was bob mackie's genius.
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i don't think too many people know this, he designed everything we wore which meant 60 to 70 costumes a week. >> a week! that's incredible. >> you add that up with, average, 65 a week, okay, 11 years, 276 shows, that's over 17,000 costumes he designed. >> it's incredible. i'm glad you did the calculation there because i was told there would be no math. speaking of another number, you watched the bulk of 276 shows. >> actually, i i fast forwarded through a lot of the sketches that i remembered, and then the musical numbers i fast forwarded through. but i wanted to jog my memory to see if there were some that i'd forgotten or that -- and there were a few that i'd -- quite a few that i had forgotten and some i would say, that's really funny. then another one i would say, that's not so funny. but it was enjoyable to go back and see how we change, how we
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i think they had 30 million viewers. it's just incredible to think about that. why did you want to write the book and kind of walk down memory lane? >> well, the past few years i've been getting requests from other writers who said, we would love to write about your show and can we interview you and talk about it. i figure, well, i'm a writer, with i should write it because i'm the one who was really there. you know. so i decided i would do it. >> there's so much love in this bo tell-alls where you're dishing the dirt, although there is a fun story about the time you had to fire harvey korman. what happened? >> well, he was -- harvey was wonderful. there was no question about it. but sometimes he'd be in a mood. but we could always kid him out of it. there would be no problem. he could change on a dime, like that. but then this one day we were rehearsing and he was not a
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thought -- you can get that way with me because i know you and it is okay, but not with the guests. so that night after the show, i went in to his dressing room. i said why were you doing -- he said, well, i'm just not happy here. i said, okay, don't come back. >> boom! >> he said what? i said, well, if you're unhappy -- but you can't talk to our guests that way and you can't bring your unhappiness to work. finally, he backted said, well, okay. i said do you want a reprieve? he said yes. i said, okay. this was friday. i said monday when we start next week though, when i see you monday morning, i want you to whistle and skip down the hallway at cbs. and so that monday, i'm walking towards the elevator by ow our rehearsal hall. it opened. harvey came out, we kind of
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and he started whistling and skipping down the hall. i howled. then finally i had a plaque made that i put on his dressing room door that said "mr. happy-go-lucky." >> one of the things you did that everyone loved, just audience q&a. we had a couple folks on our plaza who had a question for you. we've got rene from farmerville, louisiana. go right ahead. >> good morning, miss burnett. >> hi, rene. >> i'm from farmerville, louisiana, as she just said. my quen several awards and i'd like to know the one that you cherish the most. >> oh. well, i think it's the very first one i ever got, which was when i was a freshman at ucla and it was my freshman year and i was majoring in theater arts, english. and i got the most promising newcomer award. yeah. and that's at home on my desk.
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let's go to jack. we got another question outside. jack, what's your question? >> hi, i'm jack from lexington, kentucky. if you were casting a 2016 "carol burnett show," who would you use as your talent? >> good question. >> meryl streep, because she is very funny and very musical. kevin spacey, because he is very funny and very musical. >> oh. >> because i'm a movie nut. you know. so those are two who come to mind right away. >> i love it. i'll watch. but you got to be there, too. carol burnett, thank you so much. what a pleasure to have you here. >> thank you. >> again, the book is called "in such good company." next, joseph gordon levitt and edward snowden and portraying the whistle-blower on
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joseph gordon levitt here. in his new movie, "snowden," he takes on the role of one of today's most polarizing figures. >> the whistle-blower behind what is considered the biggest security breach in u.s. intelligence history. >> most people catalog their lives for public consumption. >> they catalog part of their lives and they do it by choice. we aren't giving them the choice. we're just taking everything. >> freedom. they want security. it is a simple bargain. good girl! good girl. if you want to play with all the new toys, be safe, you pay the price of admission. >> lots of people. they don't even know they've made that bargain. >> joseph gordon-levitt. it is hard to find somebody who does no the have an opinion at this point about edward snowden.
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hero/traitor. did you have preconceived notions about him? >> the truth is when oliver stone, filmmaker, first offered me the job -- well, first i was just excited and flattered. such a fan. he's made "jfk" and "born on the fourth of july" and "platoon" and "wall street" and so many great movies. but my first thought was edward snowden, i know i recognized t name but what exexactly did he do? i actually had some learning to do. >> you as part of your preparation were able to go to moscow and meet with ed snowden. what was that meeting like and what were you trying to learn from that meeting? >> well, i sat with him in an office. him as well as his long-time girlfriend, lindsey mills. he is always frying to take the attention off of himself personally and put it on the issues that he raises, which is
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but, because i'm an actor, i'm about to play him in a movie, obviously i am focused on him personally and those little human details of how he walks or how he talks or how he would shake my hand and things like that. . that was all really valuable for me. >> after you did your research you came to the conclusion he had done something good for the country, i take it. did your idea about him change at all as you went through the process and learned more around got to know him a little bit? is. >> yeah. it is funny, you google him and you get all these contrary opinions. a lot of them are really what i found was, it's not a simple story. there's -- obviously he did break the law and he admits that he broke the law. but then there's examples of people who break the law who aren't necessarily doing the wrong thing like one example i thought of is, rosa parks. you know? back in her day, it was illegal where she lived for a black person to sit on the front of the bus and she was told to go sit on the back of the but and she refused. at that time that was breaking
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but we look back and now we're grateful that she broke that law. >> let's talk about your preparation. because one of the things i really noticed is, even in that clip, your voice. >> yeah. >> you really nailed the voice. he has kind of a distinctive deep voice. but it is not one that everyone knows. so as an actor to make that choice, that's a lot to take on. i'm going to do this movie in a voice that is not familiar to me. why did you want to do it, and was that an intimidating thing to take >> i mean, for me, a lot of my favorite actors are the ones who kind of disappear in to their character. you don't see the actor on the screen. you see the character that they're playing. the character that i was playing was this guy. you're right, not everyone has seen his interviews or the documentaries about him. >> were you listening to them non-stop? >> i put them in my earphones on repeat. i slept with them. i just listened and listened. >> he's got asylum in russia. he had it extended a kunl of years ago. he'd like to come home.
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chance? >> you know, i don't know. but the little bit that i've gotten to know him, i think what he cares about more than his own personal life -- i mean that's clear, he risked his life to do what he did -- is just the fact that we're having this conversation right now about government accountability, about mass surveillance. what he's always said is, mass surveillance might be right, it might be wrong, but it is a conversation that we should be having as the people. that's kind of what makes america great, we are a democracy and we all get to kind of have the so i think he's glad that the conversation has begun. >> a lot of people talking about this movie. a lot of people will go to see it on friday. thanks so much. "snowden" hits theaters this friday. next, we'll serve up a slice of meatloaf. we're going to see meatloaf. he's in our studio. but first, this is "today" on
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album, "braver than we are." meatloaf, we're so happy to have you in studio. >> i'm so happy to be here. >> we are thrilled about the new album. you scared us back in june when you had that little collapse on stage. a lot of people saw that video. how is your health this morning? >> it was nothing but dehydration. it shocked me that it went around the world like that. i'm going, there is a lot more news in the >> people care about you. >> people love you. that's why they care. >> it's the day of the cell phone and the cell camera. >> but you are feeling good? >> yeah, i'm fine. >> tell us about the new album. it reunites you with your long-time writing partner. >> it does. the song -- i kind of call it a tribute. because this is our last record together. and so -- this is my last record. so i kind of call it a tribute
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that we were thinking about doing called "who needs the young" and jim wrote it when he was 19. so i got into 19-year-old character to sing the song. and it is a very angry song. >> that's what you do. you do get into characters when you do this. did i read somewhere that you wanted to release the whole album as one long symphony, like one big download, as opposed to separate songs. >> yes. >> and they >> well, itunes wanted tracks. because it belongs as one symphony piece. and so i did every character. i spent days with -- i call it a script -- with the lyrics getting back stories on all these characters. and did every one of them as a 19-year-old. >> really this is your last record? >> yeah.
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>> how come? >> just because i'm getting so many offers to do film again. and i'm just getting a little -- i had knee surgery. i used to run on stage. and i can't run anymore. and it drives me nuts. >> we're going to run to buy this record. it is called "braver than (beep, camera shutter click) did you just see that? that was awesome. we have to try it. okay. okay, mine's not working. maybe you have to bump it. oh, yeah. do the bump it thing. right. okay, yeah. (muffled) you can take money out using the bmo harris app! you want to buy a hairless cat? there's a pet store down the street. cool...
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