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?? good morning. was it avoidable? federal investigators combing through the wreckage of that deadly train crash in new jersey. the engineer released from the hospital overnight set to be interviewed today. was it human error or problem? we'll talk to the woman in charge of the investigation. doubling down. attacking hillary clinton for her support. a former ms. universe, alicia machado. a major american newspaper that's never taken sides before tells its readers, don't vote for trump. hurricane matthew strengthens.
and take that. a fan taunts members of the european team at the ryder cup over a missed putt. so they turn the tables and bring him out to give it a try. then, this happens. how the heckler became the hero today, friday, september 30th, 2016. from nbc news, "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on this friday morning. we should say the "today" show with matt lauer, savannah guthrie and matt johnson who made the putt in the practice round after taunting the european team. >> imagine the pressure.
world-class golfs around, a huge crowd. he's already said, i could make that putt. >> and by the way, not an easy putt. we'll have more on that in a little while. also, we're going to go out to the golf course later on to watch some members of team usa as they tee off. but let us start this morning with our top story. we're talking about overnight developments on the investigation into that new jersey transit train accident. it killed one woman and injured more than 100 others. we'll talk to the ntsb's vice chairman in a moment. hoboken. good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. investigators now recovered the black box at the rear of the train. they still need to get hold of the black box and the outward facing cameras from the front of the train, from the cab, where the engineer sits. people who ride this train every day say it feels like the engineer never applied the brakes. piecing through the twisted and broken remains of the transit train, ntsb investigators are
of evidence today. the train's outward-facing video cameras and its black box. >> we hope to get information, such as speed and braking. >> reporter: this surveillance video captured the train 40 minutes before the accident. the question this morning, was there some sort of mechanical breakdown or was the engineer somehow distracted or incapacitated? ntsb investigators hope to interview the train's engineer, 48-year-old tommy gallacher, injured in the crash and released from the hospital late thursday after cooperating with local police. senior officials briefed on the investigation tell nbc news, a preliminary review has found no red flags in his background, no infractions, medical episodes or criminal history. his father telling w nbc, his son has worked for new jersey transit since he was 19. >> very anxious and we're very upset about this whole matter. >> reporter: we do know, new jersey transit does not have the automated braking system, known as positive train control.
difference. >> it would not have had this accident if that technology was on this rail line. >> i just heard these horrifying, terrible screams. >> reporter: the packed commuter train screamed into hoboken's train station at 8:45 a.m., the height of the rush hour. >> it felt like it never stopped. >> reporter: it slammed lieu a barrier, knocking out pillars, violently collapsing. underneath, people trapped in the rubble. mangled metal and dangling wires. first responders triaged victims on the platform. five months pregnant, alexis was in the first car. she says part of the station's ceiling fell on her head. >> i thought we were going to die. i didn't think we were going to get out. >> reporter: one person was killed. 34-year-old fabiola bittar de kroon, standing on the platform,
husband rushing home from a business trip. >> i saw a woman lying in front of the train. there was nothing the first responders could do for her. >> reporter: the train should have had a working dead man's alerter system, essentially requires the engineer to tap a button every 20 to 30 seconds, and if he doesn't, then the train begins to automatically slow. but was that working and was it working in the final stretch into the train station? some questions they still need to get answered. back to you. >> tom costello, thanks. >> we're joined transportation safety board's vice chairman, dr. denzar. >> thank you. >> reporter: do you expect to have a formal interview today and how do you talk to him at all in a more casual setting? has he given any indication of what happened? >> we have not spoken to him yet. and we hope to today. we're making that request. and we have a very methodical
in an accident, and we'll be doing that to get as much information and as accurate information as we can. >> and what about his devices, his phone, any other digital devices that might have been in that compartment with him? have they been confiscated so officials can find out if perhaps he was texting or something like that? >> if there are any mobile devices or electronic devices, we will be getting those. we are currently making sure possible. as you may be aware, the canopy did collapse on top of the train, so the passenger cars, including the controlling car, where the engineer was likely sitting, then those places, we can't access them right now. the only place we have been able to access is the locate motive, which is at the rear, which -- where we were able to get the recorder. >> when do you expect to be able to access those key pieces of
black box? >> the pieces of the canopy are being removed today. so we hope to access it later today. >> and you said something a second ago, doctor, that i think is really important. you guys are methodical in this. you want to make sure that you dot all the is and cross all of the ts, but in terms of any eyewitness accounts, anecdotally, have you heard anything that leads you to believe the brakes were ever applied, or there was ever a or anything else that would have alerted people to this impending tragedy? >> well, thanks for asking that. because i think there's a lot of speculation, and that's what we're here to get rid of. we want to make sure we get all of the facts, and we're going to be interviewing anyone. we also ask people who may have information to let us know. we'll also be reviewing any of the video recordings that are available, any of the security
people we'll be doing to make sure we get the most factual information. but you're right. i think there's a lot of speculation. we don't want to get into that. we want to make sure we only give you the most accurate information. >> well, ntsb vice chairman dr. denzar, we know you're busy and appreciate your time, ma'am. thank you. >> thank you. overnight, president obama and former president clinton world for a funeral. kelly cobiella is in jerusalem. good morning to you. >> reporter: that ceremony now over, but security still very tight here in jerusalem with president barack obama and leaders from every corner of the globe here to pay their respects to shimone perez, a fan who fought for peace for decades. presidents, prime ministers and
>> the statesmanship built an unbreakable bond with the united states of america and so many other countries. >> reporter: 90 delegations from 70 countries. a sign of his impact across the globe. >> simone lived a life of purpose. he soared to incredible heights. >> reporter: the former israeli president and prime minister celebrated as a statesman and a peace-maker. paris to the historic handshake on the white house lawn in 1993 between sworn enemies. a handshake prompted by then president bill clinton. >> he knew exactly what he was doing in being overly optimistic. he knew exactly what he was doing, with his dreams.
filed past his casket. to them, he was their grandfather. palestinian president mahmud abbas, shaking hands with netanyahu. he was remembered as a fighter, a father and a friend. paris was laid to rest next to the prime minister. he spent nearly his entire adult life in sce matt and savannah, seven decades in public service. guys? >> an extraordinary man. kelly, thank you very much. >> closer to home, hurricane matthew grew even stronger. forecasters keeping a close eye on its potential path and that includes al, down in raleigh, north carolina, this morning. hey, al. good morning. >> yeah, guys, here to celebrate a bluegrass festival. but let's take a look at the latest on matthew. it is quickly strengthening and
matthew it continues to churn, and as it does, this is the latest from the national hurricane center. category 2 storm, 130 miles north-northwest of curacao, moving west at 1,400 miles per hour. here's what the path looks like currently. we expect to see this strengthen to a category 3 by monday morning on top of jamaica. right now by the current track. and then as we move during the day monday, it makes its way over eastern cuba, and by tuesday, it is out in the bahamas as a category 2 storm, 100-mile-an-hour winds. here's the latest from the european and american models. they slow it down a little bit, at least the european model slows it down and brings it further south and east. the u.s. model brings it a little further north, and to the west, closer to florida. so the models are still -- there's no divergence here. there is divergence here, we
where this is going to go once it gets out into the atlantic. so guys, we're watching this very closely. >> like to call it hurricane matt. >> no. no, let's not get casual here. a busy day of campaigning in the race for the white house, 39 days left until the election. hillary clinton heads to florida for two events today, while donald trump is holding a rally in michigan. that's his fifth visit there since it's nomination. >> former presidential candidate jeb bush is suggesting not vote at all this fall. at an event last night, he said he's not comfortable supporting either party's nominally and then said this. >> everybody didn't vote, that would be a pretty powerful political statement. >> and for the first time ever, "usa today" is taking sides in a presidential race. the paper's editorial board is urging its readers not to vote for donald trump, deeming him unfit for the presidency. but they stopped short of endorsing hillary clinton.
on all of this. what about this "usa today" thing? how big a deal is it? again, bad news for donald trump, but they said there was no consensus to endorse hillary clinton either. so it's a mixed bag. >> it is. what's amazing here, matt, is it's more of the collection of first-times. first time "usa today" has done this. we have the arizona republic, the dallas morning news, first time they ever endorsed a democrat instead of the republican. there is this the american intelligencea. the ceo for trump. all of these people saying you cannot support trump. what's amazing is how little impact all of this is having. it's not as if these collapsing right now. >> right. so it isn't just for the core trump voter it might not matter at all. >> i don't think it's moved anybody. what will it do to the middle of the road voter or this republican that isn't comfortable with trump? we don't know yet.
comfortable with trump. reince priebus said to the former candidates, get on board. what do you make of what jeb bush said, not only that he's not voting for donald trump or hillary clinton, suggesting the way to go is not to vote at all. >> not to vote. and the rest of the comment, he said i'm going to vote for marco rubio still and i'm going to do my civic duty, but says i may skip the presidential race. i thought it was a remarkable statement that a member of basically the first family of republican politics says don't vote for president. >> we've what's happening on twitter this morning. seems that donald trump was up early, his first tweet of a tweet storm at 3:20 a.m. and he started tweeting about alicia machado, the miss universe contestant, making some allegations against her. suggesting that she has got a pass. what do you make of this? that he is continuing to tweet about it. >> right. >> is there a method to that?
who said be a disciplined candidate, are no longer holding sway? >> the day that "usa today" calls him unfit for the presidency, he wakes up at 3:00 in the morning and attacking this civilian again. you know, this is a pattern with him. he did it with the khan family. when he gets into a bad place, and he is in a bad place right now. there is clearly discord in the campaign. the campaign staff not happy part of this tweet storm. he also said, if you ever read sources, it means everything is a lie. >> that's at 3:20 a.m. >> he is an unhappy man. and when he is, he lashes out. and right now the person to lash out at is machado. >> chuck, thank you very much. appreciate it. of course, he's going to have the latest on the race this sunday. >> an october surprise. you know why? >> why? >> it's finally october. so there's your surprise. >> that didn't work? >> no, it was good. >> that's what we call "meet the
all right. we move on to other "news now." and the 14 suspect at a shooting in south carolina set to appear in court this morning as we learn about recent trouble in his life. gabe kwurz gutierrez is on the story for us. hi, gabe. good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. this is where the 14-year-old suspect is scheduled to be in court later today. police say he shot and killed his own father before heading to the nearby elementary school and opening fire. according to a source close to his family, for yea >> jacob is a beautiful little boy. >> reporter: this morning, prayers for 6-year-old jacob hall, now on live support. >> taking a little boy and it's touched our hearts. >> reporter: shot in the leg, his family says he lost 75% of his blood and suffered a major brain injury. his older brother at one point overcome with grief. >> nobody in this world deserves nothing like that that happened. >> reporter: investigators now
14-year-old shooter may have been bullied. a source tells nbc news he was being home schooled after he brought a machete and hatchette to his school earlier this year. his mother says we are absolutely shocked and saddened by the senseless actions of our son. >> we experienced a life-changing event. >> reporter: volunteer firefighter jamie brock rushed to the elementary and wrestled the suspect to the >> no one, teacher, nor mother, no father, ever wants to hear the words, "shooter and school". >> reporter: his son survived when the teacher hit in the shoulder rushed students inside and locked the doors. the third grader says he knew this was no practice drill. >> they told us to get in the bathrooms, which has never happened in drill so we started thinking it was real. we heard gunshots outside. >> reporter: the reunion with her son overwhelming.
i looked and i saw his sweet little face. peering out of the bus window and he waved like this. and i don't -- i don't have words. just relief. >> reporter: according to a source close to his family, the mother of the accused gunman visited him in jail late thursday. she said it was overwhelming, telling him, i'm very angry at what happened, and don't understand it. but you're my son. savannah? >> really dcu gabe gutierrez, thank you. in other news this morning, the comet chasing space probe rosetta reached its final resting place on the space rock. scientists say it crash landed on comet 67-p, ending its ten-year mission. the spacecraft traveled 4 billion miles in the past decade. rosetta has given scientists a trove of information.
most successful mission ever attempted by the european space agency. >> pretty cool. let's go back down to al in north carolina and get the rest of his forecast. hi, al. >> hey, guys. other parts of the state here in north carolina, some massive flooding going on. there has been flooding here in the raleigh area and fayetteville, north carolina, the mayor declaring a state of emergency. massive of flooding, dams bursting. a real big problem. finally, the water is but we are expecting more rain in the area. let's show what's happening around the rest of the country, as well. we are looking for heavy showers in the northeast, and the great lakes. we'll talk about that coming up in the next half hour. out west, gorgeous weather. monsoon moisture through the southwest. we'll get to your local forecast
? when doves cry ?? we're back now at 7:30. it's friday morning, the 30th of september, 2016. we have prince playing bse week. al is going to be live in minnesota, and will give us a first-ever look inside the late icon's paisley park estate. and also speak exclusively to his sister. tyka nelson. that is next wednesday, only on "today." let's start this half with our with the look at the headlines. the engineer in the deadly train crash is out of the hospital, cooperating with investigators. they will formally interview him today, trying to figure out why
it pulled into the hoboken station. one woman on the platform died. hundreds injured. we'll have the investigation coming up. two men arrested overnight. a protest over a police shooting in el cajon, california, turned violent for the third straight night. police say demonstrators blocked traffic, some fought with drivers. officers had to use pepper spray to break up the crowd. on the campaign trail, hillary clinton and donald trump trading new jabs. clinton seizing on a report that violated a u.s. ban on doing business with cuba. >> it shows he puts his personal and business interests ahead of the laws and the values and the policies of the united states of america. >> the clintons are the sordid past. we will be the very bright and clean future. >> trump is on the trail in michigan today, already tweeting this morning, slamming clinton
the debate. clinton holds events in florida today. we turn to the deadly transit train crash in new jersey. tom costello covering the investigation, just getting started. hi, tom. good morning. >> hi, savannah. one big question is going to be yet again, why is it that a major commuter rail line in this country does not have positive train control. it does not have it on the new jersey transit system. that's an automatic braking system. the ntsb has been calling on it for 40 years for various system in place and yet we have seen multiple accidents in the past ten years in which train systems did not have the ptc in place and people died as a result. chatsworth, california, more than 20 people die. same thing in philadelphia. eight people die. four people died in the bronx several years ago. this train came barreling into hoboken station, apparently did
station. and the other question is what about the alerter system, the dead man alerter system? it literally requires the engineer to tap a button every 20 to 30 seconds and if he doesn't, it should automatically slow down. was that system working? as the train approached hoboken station, or was it disengaged here? and was this engineer distracted or did he have a medical emergency that may have incapacitated him? an awful lot of questions. the engineer, as you mentioned, is out of the hospital. he is 48 years old, tommy gallagher, a veteran of new jersey transit. the ntsb hoping to talk to him today, also hoping to get the black box from the front of the train today, the front of the cab, where he sits, as well as outward-facing cameras. back to you. >> a lot of work to do on this. tom costello, thank you. >> a lot of people sitting at home this morning, thinking, would i know what to do in an emergency like that crash? today, national investigative correspondent, jeff rossen, is on a train in raleigh, north carolina, to try to show you. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: hey, matt, good morning to you. and we are sitting in a
this is a view we don't often get to see, where the engineer sits and operates the train. so many questions as tom costello was just reporting, about what happened in new jersey. was it mechanical error? could it have been human error? and tom mentioned that dead man's alert system. i want to show you exactly how that works. every 20 to 30 seconds, the engineer has to move a control. move the throttle, hit the brake, this button here, called the alarm reset, or hit this, called the dead man's pedal, you probably heard about it before. if they don't, it tells the train, something is wrong with the engineer. he may be dead. he may have had a medical emergency. and isn't alert. and so the train automatically stops. but sometimes it is just too late. this morning, we want to answer all of your questions, the safest place to sit in the train so what to do if there is a crash, how to get out alive. in this latest accident, chaos. >> loud shrieks, people just screaming for their lives.
>> we just heard people screaming in the first car, they were trapped. they couldn't get out. >> reporter: so would you know how to get out in a crash? to show us how to survive, we're here with paul worley from the department of transportation. and i have always wanted on a commuter train like this, where is the safest place to sit? is it the middle of the train, the middle cars, is it the front car, the back car, where? >> you want to be in the middle of the train. it's the least likely set of cars to detrail. either end, because if there is a crash, that's where the engineer is, and that does the damage. so you want to be in the middle of the train. >> just look at these crashes. in 2008, a commuter train in california colliding with a freight train, killing 25 people. 22 of them sitting in the first car. and last year, another train hitting an suv in new york. killing five on board. all sitting in the first car. some experts say you should also
crashes, you're pushed back into your seat. instead of thrown forward. after a crash, you want to get out of that train, asap. paul, you were saying the crew is trained for this. they will give you instructions over the loud speaker. you want to follow those. the best way out may be the window. exactly. this is an emergency window, held in by a rubber strip. you want to pull on the handles and pull it all the way down. pull it all th lift -- lift the window out. >> reporter: do i want to push it out the window? >> no, pull and set it down. >> reporter: this is really heavy. >> right. it's safety glass. >> reporter: and then you want to get out. >> right. >> reporter: by the way, this is an eight or nine-foot drop down. so even when you get the glass out and you're about to climb out the window, it's a long way down, you've still got to be careful. but if you can get to the door, turns out there is a way to pop them open manually. safety experts in philadelphia showing us how. >> every train in the country has emergency signs. and if you see the sign, you can
you came in on and follow those instructions. >> reporter: so even if the conductor or engineer are too busy or chaotic to open the door, you can open it yourself. >> absolutely. >> reporter: can i try? >> yes. >> reporter: lift and pull open and push this red handle down. and the door is released. you can see it pops the door open about an inch and i can open it the rest of the way. the emergency tips we all need when tragedy strikes. the key is to think about this morning for your morning commute, before there is a crash. guys, you want to commit this to memory. if the worst happens, you have committed it and trained your brain. >> thank you. let us turn back to al in raleigh this morning with a check of our weather. hey, al. >> that's right. got a great bluegrass festival. we want to talk about the flooding that's been going on and the rain that's been going on in the northeast and the mid atlantic states. and we need it.
raleigh and the carolinas. look at the northeast, coastal wind gusts to 40 to 45 mile an hour. minor coastal flooding. as this pushes up and in, we are looking at showers and thunderstorms. heavy rainfall shifts to the north. flooded roads, rivers. so we're going to be watching this very closely. and over the weekend, it shifts up into new england, and around the great lakes. rainfall amounts, heaviest, going to be focused right around the northeast and new england, with rainfall amounts anywhere that's what's going on around
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>> it's a -- it's a sign. see? it's a sign that in 30 years -- she is 70 today. i'll be announcing her on the smucker's jar. >> oh, that's cute! happy birthday. >> now you can retire if you want to, but you have to come back for that special occasion. >> yes, absolutely. absolutely. so there you have it. >> thank you, al. >> mystery solved. >> thank you. meanwhile, coming up ahead of tomorrow's season premiere, how thpo this year, could have a real impact on the presidential race. first, what happened? the just released autopsy results of two sisters who were found dead during a dream vacation. we'll have the latest on that story, right after this. on. in the nation's largest independent study by rootmetrics, again, verizon is the number one network. hi, i'm jamie foxx for sprint. and i'm jamie foxx for t-mobile. (both) and we're just as good. really? only verizon was ranked number one nationally
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since the sisters died and family say they have very little information from official sources. this morning, the mystery deepens on a remote tropical island in the indian ocean. the seychelles islands. for two sisters who grew up in minnesota, the trip was paradise lost. annie and robin korkki were found in their $1800 a night villa last week. resort workers say they be helped after a day of drinking. their brother chris telling nbc news, the family is devastated, everyone is in shock and we're just looking for answers. he also told us his mother and brother are now in the seychelles to press officials for information, because he says we have been told very little. 37-year-old annie worked for jpmorgan chase in denver and was on a figure skating team there. and 42-year-old robin, a trader in chicago, were self-described
they had been traveling almost a month, starting with an african safari. then moving to the island chain, staying at the exclusive mia luxury resort and spa. annie posted this photo from the private villa, writing "it's indescribable, seriously." local police report the women were found in the same bed with no signs of violence or trauma. calling them seasoned world travelers, brother, chris korkki, says, they knew take care of themselves. and the sisters were just two days from returning from that vacation when they died. family members are now trying to bring them home. but there is no timetable for that. matt and savannah, back to you. >> thank you. coming up next, carson has my favorite story of the day. my new hero, david johnson at the ryder cu ??
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carson, no intro. >> you did a great job at the top of the show. you said from heckler to hero. that's the story we have. the ryder cup begins today, but the action at hazelton, the golf course in minnesota, well under way. you have golf greats from the european team, practicing their putting on thursday and kept missing this particular putt. they couldn't help but notice, there was a heckler in the crowd. he said he could easily sink it. so stenson pulls him raises the stakes and puts down a $100 bill right there. sure enough, david johnson of north dakota, bangs it, the crowd goes nuts, an instant legend. chants of usa broke out. rory mcilroy shared this video on his twitter. immediately went viral. johnson collected his cash, and even got this $100 bill signed by the golfers. and here's what he had to say about the experience.
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?? it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, search for clues. >> the train felt like it never stopped. it didn't slow down. >> investigators on the scene of that deadly commuter train crash in new jersey. this morning, new questions being raised about safety syston nation. ?? then, stealing the show. >> how is that? >> prince george and princess charlotte make a rare and yet adorable public appearance at a children's party as the royal road trip to north america wraps up. and politics and punch lines. >> donald trump. >> donald trump? isn't he the one that's like, uh, you're all losers?
money, or especially my good looks. >> a sneak peek at the new season of "snl" as the cast gets set to skewer both candidates, today, friday, september 30th, 2016. ?? >> happy birthday to our mom. we love you! >> celebrating our one-week anniversary on the plaza! >> good morning to our friends in louisiana! >> three generations to see the "today" show! >> minnesota loves the "today" show! woo! we're back now, 8:00 on a friday morning. it's the 30th day of september, 2016. i've got to tell you something.
nice out here, it's kind of drizzling heavily, we've got a great crowd. >> a great crowd. >> really good. >> with one really cute baby in this little "today" show onesie. that was super cute. we're so excited, because we have a live performance coming up from country singer brett eldredge in our next half hour. >> nice guy. good to have brett here. and another announcement about a great concert, back on the scene now, a new record out, kings of leon here rockin' the plaza two to find out how you can score special fan passes, visit the website, today.com. >> it's going to be great. a lot to get to, but first let's start with the top stories of the morning. here is your news at 8:00. >> we begin with a train crash here in hoboken, new jersey. good morning, i'm tom costello in hoboken. federal investigators today will look at that video on the cameras, on the outward-facing side of the train. trying to get a sense of what happened. also, the black box data. they want to look at the speed
applied. but it may be the engineer, the only man who right now really knows what happened. this morning, federal safety and rail investigators are once again looking for clues in the twisted remains of a commuter train. witnesses say hoboken-bound train 1614 never seemed to slow down. >> the trains normally pull in there, 2, 3 miles per hour an hour by the time they get to the resting spot where people depart. he came at a high rate of speed, through the air. took the ceiling out. >> reporter: responding firefighters immediately declared a mass casualty incident. >> i have heavy structural damage, people trapped on the train. major casualty. >> reporter: more than 100 people injured, some tossed around on the cars like toys. others on the platform buried under a collapsed ceiling, concrete and glass. >> and we just heard people screaming in the first car. they were trapped, couldn't get
>> reporter: the only person killed, 34-year-old fabiola bittar de kroon. earlier in the morning, she left her child at a daycare. >> i went right to her daughter, to be honest with you. and i just hugged her, and i was just, you know -- hoping everything was going to be okay. >> reporter: we're told the engineer, 48-year-old tommy gallagher, cooperated with police before being released from a local hospital. investigators want to know, was there some sort of a mechanical failure, or was the engineer distracted or incapacitated? vice chair said the investigation is just getting started. >> we want to make sure we get all of the facts, and we're going to be interviewing anyone. we also ask people who may have information to let us know. >> reporter: the hoboken accident is the latest fatal commuter train crash on a rail line without the automated braking system called positive train control. 2008, 25 dead in chatsworth, california. 2013, four dead in the bronx. 2015, eight dead outside
and now new jersey transit. >> safety delayed is safety denied. when we don't implement positive train control, we're going to continue to see events year after year, that result in fatalities and injuries. >> reporter: at the moment, only about a quarter of the nation's commuter rail line systems have positive train control system. congress has given them until 2018 to get it done. but many safety advocates insist they're really dragging their heels on this one. matt, back to you. >> tom costello, thanks very much. world leaders, friends, political rivals came together today at the funeral of former israeli minister shimon peres. president obama eulogized the laureate before hundreds of dignitaries. former president bill clinton remembered him as one of the nation's biggest dreamers. the funeral brought a rare handshake between israeli prime
shimon died wednesday, two weeks after suffering a massive stroke. he was 93 years old. new developments overnight in the case of a connecticut woman missing at sea. police searched the home of 54-year-old linda carmen late thursday night and removed several items. her 22-year-old son, nathan, was rescued off the coast of rhode island more than a week after the two of them went fishing, but no sign of his mother. nathan is also a person of interest, according to police, in his grandfather's homicide three years ago. nathan carmen denies harming either his mother or his grandfather. coming up, we're going to talk about your e-mail inbox, and why you are obsessed with checking it so often. >> why are you looking at me when you read that? and "saturday night live's" influence on politics. how snl is gearing up. but first, inside a royal play date, as prince george and princess charlotte step out with their parents. hoda loves this story. >> look at that.
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?? that music can only mean one thing. a headline making appearance by prince george and princess charlotte. on the royal family's canadian tour, matt. >> have you heard they're in north america? keir simmons is in victoria. keir, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey there, guys. good morning. a fun day with a serious purpose for the royals. the queen is the head of state here in canada, and she wants her great grandchildren to sustain that relationship by starting it early. for the military families invited, a new dimension on parenting pressure. your children go to a party, where there's a chance they might make friends with a prince and princess.
prince george, nervous at first. rare moments in front of the cameras for william and kate's children. off you go says mummy. the young princess heads straight for the balloons. william lifting his grown son on to a pony. dad, like the queen, loves horses. the 3-year-old future king, not so sure. >> give it a stroke first. give it a stroke. there you go. >> reporter: his little sister sitting on a good-natured dog. the duke and duchess, just another mom and dad. say these parents. >> a little tired. the kids playing bubbles and trying to put them in their mouths and laughing that all kids put everything in their mouths. >> reporter: chris jackson, the royal photographer, was there. >> my favorite when prince george starts grabbing the
>> reporter: there were many moments. mother and daughter dancing. the whole family together. wow, says kate. george jumping with excitement and being the older brother, he got the balloon. but charlotte given another by a little girl. what do you say, william asks? >> thank you, his daughter appears to respond. royal manners in the making. >> she had a flower made, and she give it to princess charlotte. >> reporter: did you get to play with charlotte? you don't remember. a week in canada coming to a close. kate's style, with endless fascination this time, unusually, wearing many outfits by high-end designers. but her children getting all of the attention. aside from what kate is wearing, folks online identifying what her son and daughter were
wearing a sweater that george had worn on an earlier occasion. so even the royals hand down clothes between older and younger children. but imagine taking your children to that party, guys. you know, go and speak to that little prince and princess. i don't want to, daddy. just do it! >> i want the photo op! keir simmons, thank you. what else is trending today. >> you ready for this one? this is a real act of sportsmanship. back in june, the cleveland cavaliers won their first nba championship in nearly 50 years. the win brings not only a lot of pride to the city and players, but the players also get a fancy championship ring. cool bling. however, owner of the cavs, dan gilbert, wants to celebrate one step further. gilbert is fronting the money to outfit all 1,000 employees at the quicken loan arena with a championship ring.
guards. going to cost about $1 million. and he's doing it because you can't put a price tag on loyalty to your employees. that is awesome. and they say he's a great guy all the way around. even beyond that. that gesture. >> i love that story. >> you see some baseball you'll hear about certain staff members getting a ring. but that many -- people selling food, that's a class act. >> i love that. i think we're all guilty of this. constantly and let's say obsessively check your e-mail all of the time? >> yes. >> a lite >> just compare yourself to me. exactly. guess what? behavioral psychologists have explained this now. they use a term called random rewards. and they actually liken it to playing a slot machine where you pull that lever over and over again and every once in a while it pays off, because let's face it, most of our e-mail is junk and stuff we don't want to read but the thought and hope you're going to get something good.
get good e-mail? oh. >> the dinosaur version, you get your mail at home and you thumb through the bills and the junk and there is that one hand-written note, and you go, ooh, something i really care about. >> makes sense why we are all constantly -- >> i don't even check my phone when i wake up. i wait 15 minutes, coffee, nothing. because once you open your eyes and start -- >> yeah. >> you know how your day immediately goes like that? 15 minutes in the morning. >> good idea. >> you've been on my twitter feed, apparently. chew on this for a second. a burger chain in australia offering the meal of a lifetime, literally. cafe 51 is offering free but burgers for life, if, carson, you're willing to tattoo an image of one of their burgers on yourself. sounds crazy, but some people have done it. in order to get the reward. the burger tattoo has to be life-size. not a skimpy burger tattoo will pass the test. which poses the question, would anyone here be willing to tattoo
that item free for life? >> yes. >> like what? >> i don't know, like a budweiser can somewhere on my calf. >> free for life? >> sure. why not just print the words bmw on your arm? >> that's why -- >> what would yours be? >> i don't know. first of all, i don't think i would do it. but something expensive. like prada shoes or something. >> this is very telling about each of us. >> i know. what would you do? >> i would definitely do -- >> wine bottle? >> a blow dryer and a round brush. can blowouts for free? >> oh, right. >> every single day. >> hairdresser on there, too. >> i would do it for that. >> what would you do? >> #girls. >> bmw, something like that. >> pop start? >> yes. >> lady gaga has officially been announced as the next super bowl halftime show. there were rumors earlier this month that the singer already
the news herself. saying it's not an illusion, reference to her new song. always the pr in mind. the rumors are true. it will be gaga's second year in a row performing at the super bowl. last year she did sing the national anthem. and "red" magazine, nicole kidman, the decision to marry cruise when she was 23 years old, saying i was so young. i look back now and i'm like, what. two kids by the time i was 27. i had been married for four years but that's what i wanted. kidman celebrated her tenth anniversary with keith urban and says their relatiop stronger than ever. there you go. your pop start. >> very nice couple too. >> great people. thank you very much. let's send it back down to raleigh for a check of the weather with al. today's weather is brought to you by deepwater horizon, starring mark wahlberg, now playing in theaters everywhere. and we are in downtown raleigh. great group of folks here. it's the fourth annual live open bluegrass festival.
hear bluegrass music. in the meantime, let's look at your weekend, and we have also got the latest on matthew. this just in from the hurricane center, category 2 storm. 520 miles east-southeast of kingston, jamaica, 125-mile-an-hour winds, moving west-southwest at 14. path of the storm brings it across jamaica sometime early saturday morning as a category 3 storm. i should say monday morning. this should be a very dangerous storm for jamaica, continues and then it's out over the bahamas by wednesday. european model and u.s. model differ from the final point there of the national hurricane center. so we're just going to have to continue to watch this. that's what's going on around
and that's your latest weather. guys? >> all right, al. thank you very much. anticipation already running high for tomorrow's season premier of "saturday night live." when the show announced alec baldwin will be playing donald trump. >> anticipation into the stratosphere. will it actually have an impact on the election? hoda has been looking at that. >> people popping the popcorn all right. alec baldwin has hosted the show more than anyone, 16 times. now he's taking on the role of the republican candidate at one of the most pivotal points in the race. a short promotional video was all it took. fans of "saturday night live"
play donald trump opposite kate mckinnon's hillary clinton. >> i don't have a mean bone in my body. just ask anyone, except those close to me. >> the campaign has already given plenty of fodder to the late night show that has spent decades during politics into punch lines. skewering anyone seeking the highest office in the land. it all started with chevy chase playing the role of gerald ford. >> wait. from nixon, to more recently, bush, gore. and obama. >> both the clinton campaign and the trump campaign are definitely going to be watching on saturday night to see how their candidates are portrayed. they may not have any say in how they come off, but they certainly care. >> snl impersonations, iconic. george h.w. bush helped form perception of the president.
>> phil hartman mocked the president's waistline as bill clinton. >> are you going to finish these fries? >> the portrayal of george w. bush could be summed up in one word. >>strategery. >> pointed political satire reached a new level when snl brought tina fey to play sarah palin. >> and i can see russia from my house. >> some say it helped define ricky in there. >> what diva achieved was to take questions about sarah palin's readiness, her gaps in her knowledge or some of the things she said in her early days as a vp normal knee and turn them into water cooler conversations. >> though palin herself joined in on the fun with fey and baldwin. >> live from are new york, it's
seen both major candidates appear on snl. >> keep 'em coming. >> hillary clinton serving up drinks as a bartender. >> donald trump. >> donald trump? isn't he the one that's like, uh, you're all losers. >> and last november, donald trump hosted the show. >> they don't have my talent, my money or especially my good looks. >> now with fewer than 40 days left until election day, the question is, what impact will baldwins have on the race? >> if snl chooses to make donald trump a darker character, not one you can sort of laugh at but something you laugh at with a bit of unease, for some younger voters, that could push them away from him. >> it will all play out live from new york, an saturday night. >> and as most people probably know, baldwin says he is no trump fan but guarantee a lot of people will be tuning in. >> what will the debates be if
>> i'll be watching sunday morning. can't wait to see it. >> by the way, you can see what happens when snl returns tomorrow night, 11:30, 10:30 central. she told him what it was like to be in a sketch last year with the real hillary clinton. >>en what's it like to do hillary clinton with hillary clinton this close to you? >> it's -- well, i felt a sense of sisterhood. i don't know. she felt that. i hope she did. she was such a riot. she just came in, and read the sketch and, like -- got all with the comedic beats. and i was like, oh, my gosh, she's going to be funnier than me. this is embarrassing. >> you can see a lot more of willie's interview with kate mckinnon on sunday, "today." just ahead, good music, good eats, a live performance from country star brett he will driven and the only snacks you'll neat to watch football or golf this weekend.
crazy. >> it doesn't look like golf. it looks like hockey. >> fans going at it with the american fans at hazelton in minnesota, where the contingent is strong. >> a lot of european fans. led by dustin johnson and jordan spieth and phil mickelson, tiger woods an assistant captain. going on all weekend long. catch it live on the golf channel right now and on nbc throughout the weekend. >> i have to say, it doesn't look like golf. that's were doing right there. coming up, you guys, you're going to love him. country music sensation and a hottie, brett eldridge is here, and we're going to talk to him about the hit song he's going to sing today. and willie's amazing wife, cristina geist is here with a new book and help for parents struggling to tuck in little ones with bedtime advice, and tells us about her awesome new book that helps parents in the late wee hours of the morning
also, good eats for the big game. a special football theme that everybody can agree on, no matter who you're rooting for during sunday night's big game. >> cannot wait. and calling anyone who wants to update a room at home, maybe you just had a baby, you need to turn that office into a nursery or empty nester, you want a man cave, i don't know -- want a man cave, hoda? go to today.com, send us a picture of the room and we m >> great. and now back down to al for a check of the weather. >> we are in downtown raleigh, the fourth annual wide-open bluegrass music festival. these guys, big winners last night. jerry douglas and the earls of lester. 13-time grammy winners. 14-time. they picked one up while we were talking. unbelievable. let her rip, boys!
. let's show you your forecast, starting off with sunday. we are looking at wet weather along the northeast coast. we expect to see wet weather around the great lakes, rain in the pacific northwest. and some showers in the plains. sunday, sunday! we're looking at more rain in new england, where we need it. we're looking at wet weather through the western plains. northern california, the coast of oregon, heavy rain. sunshine from the gulf, all the way up into the northern mississippi river valley. let's hear a little more of the bluegrass. i'll tell you, that's
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"buddy's bedtime battery" all about quieting your toddler. and the author, cristina geist, brand strategist and entrepreneur, wife to wylie. christine and willie, good morning. >> hi, savannah. >> first of all, this is fabulous, i have read it. so perfect for getting your kid excited about going to bed and calms them down. >> it's a little co what i found in our generation, a lot of people are having their kids two years apart, which means the second baby comes along and you're concerned about the newborn and their bedtime routine. you forget, though, that in todayler hood, people don't want to buy a second crib so we're moving toddlers into beds maybe a little early. >> you're describing my life right now. >> and those toddlers wander around your house in the middle of the night. >> so this is how to take that
him a modern technological spin to get the baby -- little boy excited about going to bed. explain. >> yeah, yeah. so it's this age-old technique called progressive muscle relaxation that i actually ironically learned in a health and wellness class in high school and i never forget it in my life to release tension and stress in my body. so with our kids, i was having a hard time getting them settled to bed and our books are about putting other things to bed. good night moon is about putting the moon to sleep but not the kid's body. >> so dale goes into a toddler bed. you have these figures that appear in the middle of the night, like out of a stephen king horror film. you open your eyes and they're just standing in front of you or there is just a silhouette in the doorway. they get up and wander from these beds. our son george, i got up 4:00, 4:5 in the morning, go out there, he's sitting on the floor
a ziploc bag full of chicken nuggets. so i put him back into the big boy bed. >> naked, right? >> yeah, a little bit naked. >> apple doesn't fall far from the tree. >> so i put him back in the bed with the nuggets, so cristina wakes up to a kid covered in nuggets and grease. so that's the wandering that happens. >> i love this, because your character, buddy, kind of powers down each of his limbs. super cute. i heard you came with some advice for me. >> we did. >> that i need, >> we have some tips. we just -- i don't know, wouldn't it be cool if your husband were here to help talk through it? >> that might be helpful. >> it would be easier if mike were here. >> oh, my god! oh, my gosh! hi, husband! you really surprised me! he was telling me, i can't get out of the house this morning. it's all crazy. and -- hi, sweetie! >> we tried to get vale to come, but she is booked for another morning. she wouldn't do it. >> young lady.
it's just the best. >> just like you guys! >> we try to do everything like the guys. >> give your face to facery favorite tip. first of all, we're not parenting experts. we do happen to be parents. and so our first bit of advice might be controversial. all bets are off at bedtime. we covered that. >> yes. >> secondly, i think sharing is a little bit overrated. when you have a 2-year-old in the house and a baby shows up and she parents, her home, her entire life with this new baby, i think it's okay for some things to still be vale's. >> that's good, because she likes to say "mine" all of the time. >> i think that's okay. i honestly think that's all right. and then she can learn that some things belong to baby, right? and you can teach her to ask baby for a turn before she steals his teddy bear. >> oh-oh, okay. >> or his toy. >> i like that. >> yeah. the next one is don't overthink it, right? willie can speak to this one with lucy and when george was
this big plan, like this is a huge moment and lucy or vale's life. we have to buy a gift for lucy. lucy doesn't care about anyone but herself. let's be honest. >> and now she does. >> age 2. and vale will be the same way. so just let her have her thing and don't let her overthink. >> the first time she meets the baby. >> she knows there is something going on. we're trying to make her comfortable with it. and she senses it. >> >> right. as long as her world stays the same, and grownups follow her around, which is all she wants as a 2-year-old, she's going to be fine. >> okay. we're out of time, but i have to say, how did this transform into this awesome segment for us, when i have to say, this is a great book. cristina geist is the author. "buddy's bedtime battery." run out and get it. it's really fun. and more from them, including a read-along feature. faces you'll know from "today." check it out. real crowd pleasers if
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back now with today food. the kansas city chiefs and the pittsburgh steelers, our friend and celebrity chef, sunny anderson has come up with favorites to celebrate both not having any favorites here. i like that. >> i'm a giants fan, but repping for the steelers and chiefs today. >> we're making rib sandwiches. where do we start? >> home of alex smith. we're going to make slow cooker barbecue ribs sandwiches. very simple to do. baby back ribs. garlic powder, a little bit of mustard, put that into the bowl and make the rub for me.
pepper, paprika. we save half of this rub, and we're going to make the barbecue sauce out of it, okay? >> all right. so we take some of that and put it right on the baby backs. >> right into the slow cooker. you're going to do that on low. or high. that's the cool thing about a slow cooker. >> what goes in first? >> two beers, baby. whatever beers you like. put them in there, your rub rib goes in. >> trick to the slow cooker, don't peek. >> the connective tissue comes apart, that's what the about. the sauce, ketchup and molasses, big in kansas city, the molasses flavor. add half of that rub. >> that's great. >> cook it down, stir it. the ribs come out of the slow cooker, you're going to brush them with the sauce. you're going to put them in the oven at 400 degrees for about 15, 20 minutes. >> when they come out, that means it's going to fall right off the bone. >> yes, sirrery. >> take it and put it on good old white bread? >> anywhere in the south, they
wrong. and a quick hot pepper sauce. you like that. easy as 1, 2, 3. it is one cup of vinegar, two cups of peppers. >> i don't want to short-change pittsburgh. talk about the ingredients for per owingy pizza. >> miller, congratulations on your retirement. we'll show you how to caramelize onions. get them into your slow cooker, olive oil, salt and pepper, turn it on high or low, stir it around every hour or good to go. then i've got in here, 1, 2, 3, a cup of heavy cream -- >> we've guys downstairs tasting this. >> i hope you guys like it. i'm representing pizza today, per rowingy pizza for pittsburgh. heavy cream and one clove of garlic. add in some spinach. >> okay. cream that up. >> creams up. >> these are cool. these are like predone crusts. >> well, actually, we predid that here.
pop tube in the aisle which has all of the pop tube cookies and stuff like that or just buy it in the freezer section. this is the sauce, you add it on. we've got the per rowingy here out of the freezer section. usually they look like a ravioli. if you can't find it, use ravioli. cut them, slice them, put them on. and then just go ahead and top with the bacon, some cheese, get it in the oven, 400 degrees for a few minutes. give it a nice little stir. >> who wins the game? kansas city or the giants win, you know what i'm saying? i've got to tell you -- >> pick one. >> i think kansas city is going to do it. i think they're going to do it. >> guys, thumbs up, right? >> don't hate on me, america. >> football, golf. >> a piece of white bread on it. >> look at her shoes. >> do you guys like the pizza, though? >> i love it. >> thank you. you can catch the steelers and the chiefs sunday night
that is 7:00 eastern. up next, some live music from country star, brett eldridge on a friday morning. this is "today" on nbc. [bus honks] mom avo: as a working mom, i need after-school snacks to be easy. so a quick snack with buddig original is the perfect protein pick-me-up and it gives us more time together because they're only little for a little while.
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bounces] mom avo: on soccer saturday, i bring a cooler full of delicious and wholesome buddig premium deli meat. the surprisingly- affordable, deli-quality lunchmeat keeps her going and our little moments together keep me going. to make more than a sandwich. ?? the city concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. music, which we love, there is no one hotter than our next guest. >> brett eldredge, his song debuted at number one on the billboard country album charts and he's got dreamy blue eyes. >> oh! >> you're making me blush this early. come on. >> good morning. >> we are talking about how we love this song you're going to play. you want when everyone hears a
specifically for me. >> every time. i want to be the song that makes you laugh, that song that makes you cry. i want people to listen to this ask take it back to that moment they fell in love or the big moments in their life. i love to sing. this is my favorite song i've ever written, i think. >> wow. >> okay, let's go! ?? ? radio and a sun dress ? ? making my world all a mess ? ? that corner of a cornfield ? ? pulled a lever lay the seat back laughing ? ? you slipping off your shoes ?
sing every word of my world ? ? i want to be that song that gets you high makes you dance makes you fall ? ? that melody disappear ? ? want to be those words that fill you up ? ? roll your windows down and keeps you young ? ? makes you believe right where you belong ? ? want to be that song ? ? wanna be wanna be wanna be that song ? ? whoa ? i wanna stand with you in the third row window booth at a bar ? ? back pugh on a sunday pouring out your heart ?
? ? when you're sitting all alone ? ? when the rain is pouring and you need something to take you home ? ? wanna be that song that gets you high ? ? makes you dance makes you fall ? ? that melody rewinds years ? ? once disappear makes time stall ? ? wanna be those words that fill you up ? ? pull your windows down and keeps you young ? ? where you belong ? ?? ? but when you're searching the horizon ? when your eyes look back ? ? when you're standing in the moment every life has a sound track ? ? oh i wanna be i wanna be ?
? i wanna be that song that gets you high ? ? makes you dance makes you fall ? ? that melody rewinds years once disappear makes time stall ? ? i wanna be those words that fill you up ? ? pull your windows down and keeps you young ? ? makes you believe you're right where you belong ? ?? ? wanna be that song ? ? whoa ? ? when the bottle's dry ? ? when the sky is falling and you're asking yourself why ? ? ? whoa ? ? yeah ? ? i wanna be ? ? whoa i wanna be that song ??
one week from tomorrow, a new show premiers on nbc. we're so excited, because it features our own jenna bush hager. >> it's really cool, it's called "give" and shines a light on small charities making a huge difference every week. celebrity ambassadors from movie, v, and meet inspiring individuals working to improve their communities. jenna, this is great. >> i know, i'm so excited. blair underwood asked me to come on board this summer, r and i thought, wow, the timing is a little off. but we made it happen. and really, it's a whole show about giving back to those who give themselves every day to people. and there are some tears. >> mostly yours. >> mostly mine. i'm crying every single week, which i love. but these are people that, you know, are changing lives. and so we surprise them by giving back to them. >> i know you've been doing so much travel with this and
small charities. these aren't charities that don't need the help. >> these are small charities making a huge impact, too. and it's so much fun. the first episode i wore a wig, which wasn't that much fun, because i walked in and they were like, jenna bush. that wig really happened. >> "give" premiers next saturday night, october 8th.
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good morning details with a special sci-fi family day. and who is hungry? >> we are and we're giving away $250 worth of groceries free that's coming up next on the morning blend. ? ? welcome everybody to friday. >> you're back. >> came back just in time for friday. [laughter] >> took a little day off yesterday.