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here'sa view of san jose this morning. chilly outside. we have 40s and 50s outside right now, but as we jump to the afternoon, outstanding forecast for the first day of november. let's show you the temperatures we are expecting in terms of the seven-day forecast. san jose 74 and 60s on the coast. tuesday, wednesday, and thursday inland temperatures getting into the 70s and 80s with mostly sunny skies and late in the week, clouds spill in and cooler
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temperatures into the upcoming weekend. >> and that's your latest weather. coming up, sap that's your latest weather. matt? >> coming up, sarah palin blasts the media for allegedly making up stories about alaska candidate joe miller. she did not mince words. we'll have the details. but nbfit c.ths " on nbc. see this electionu as an unhappy choice between a longtime politician with no plan for the future and a billionaire with no government experience.
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what's in your wallet? are you a pisces? we had more issues for the bay bridge. traffic is smooth she flowing over the upper deck and delayed. on the upper deck and on the lower deck. the second is to clear and the upper deck started moving over towards the san francisco side. slow down the east shore freeway from richmond to the berkeley curve and the back up for the toll plaza at the curve. >> another local news update in about a half hour. the "today" show in less than a minute. [ male announcer ] carly fiorina. she's against banning assault weapons... and that's reckless and dangerous. she's for risky new oil drilling that could threaten our jobs. fiorina's plan would mean slashing social security and medicare, which would devastate seniors. and she'd make abortion a crime.
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no wonder fiorina is endorsed by sarah palin. carly fiorina. just too extreme for california. [ boxer ] i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message. 7:30 now on this monday morning, november 1, 2010. tomorrow's midterm elections could change the balance of power there. we're going to talk more about that coming up. meanwhile, it is a chilly morn in rockefeller plaza, right around 48 degrees. i wonder if our friends on the plaza have come down from your halloween candy rush? much more on sarah palin and her influence on tomorrow's
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midterm elections and beyond. coming up her angry words for the media after reporters were allegedly caught conspiring against alaska senate candidate joe miller. also we're going to start a special series and we're calling it is civility dead? why are bad manners and general rudeness so prevalent in our society these days and why on so many occasions does that bad behavior seem to be rewarded? plus a renowned mountain climber killed in a tragic accident doing what he loved. but we're going to begin with sarah palin and accusations that a local tv station in anchorage made up stories about republican senate hopeful joe miller. >> reporter: sarah palin has been one of the most outspoken voices on the campaign trail and now she's making headlines once again, this time weighing in on the latest scandal to hit the senate race right here in our home state of alaska.
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>> if we're going to fight corruption in the media, we're going to fight corruption in politics. >> reporter: sarah palin is gearing up her war of words against the media. a local news crew allegedly talking on tape about finding a registered sex offender at an upcoming rally where sarah palin backed joe miller. the miller camp charged the news team with trying to fabricate a story about the candidate. but palin who has frequently sm spar wad the media called them corrupt bastards on her twitter account. >> that's sick, those are corrupt bastards. >> despite palin's backing, miller is struggling in the polls in a three-way race
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against lisa murkowski, she is now running as a write in candidate. >> sarah palin is important because she can fire up the miller base and speak directly to the miller base in a special kind of way. as far ooas reaching a larger audience, that's something she can do. >> reporter: polls show mixed results. the choice in delaware christine o'donnell is trailing by budget digits. meanwhile palin backed senate candidate sharon angle in nevada is running strong. is tomorrow setting the stage for palin to run for president? this last week she seemed to open the door to 2012 with a curious comment to entertainment tonight. >> if there's no one else to do it, of course i would believe that we should do it. >> so there anyone in the republican party that you can say right now if he or she gets
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in, i'm out? >> there many he or she's out there who have the time tested truthful principle within them that they want to allow america to grow upon. >> reporter: palin saying she would do it if nobody else would was instant fodder for "saturday night live." >> that's not how you run for president, that's how you offer to baby sit. >> reporter: now according to a recent politico article, some republican strategists are concerned about palin running in 2012 and say she's too polarizing and she would likely lose in a race against president obama. >> meredith, thank you, as we have said, it's been a long and grueling campaign season, no one knows that better than the president. here's more on that side of the story. >> reporter: good morning, matt, from all the excitement about the first african-american president two years ago, to now the challenges of the economy,
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health care and the tea party, critics say president obama has gone from hope to nope. so this morning we took a look back at the rocky road to 2012. anything seems possible, hope, change, let's face it, there was obama mania. and while it's nice to make history -- the honeymoon is over. >> america's best days are behind her. >> reporter: welcome to the economic crisis. >> turn employment rate remains at 10%. >> caller: >> reporter: welcome to the health care crisis. welcome to washington. it's the rant heard around the world. >> president obama, are you listening? >> the president said he's a christian, i take him at his word. >> you don't trust me?
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>> reporter: there's frustration. >> i'm not a racist, i'm not a moron, i am a mother, a wife, a nice person who pays taxes, too many taxes. >> reporter: at first, the white house doesn't get it. >> they still aren't talking about jobs. >> reporter: but they get it. >> the voice of massachusetts has spoken. >> reporter: and that's just the beginning. >> america is at a crossroads. >> reporter: watch out democrats, watch out republicans. >> do you love your freedom? >> good morning, palin's power. >> reporter: and whether or not she's really running. >> you don't want to mess with it. how is that hopy changy stuff working out for you? >> for the first time in american history, the majority say we're headed in the wrong direction. >> 61% believe the country is headed in the wrong direction. >> reporter: there's an energy gap.
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>> i'm exhausted defending you. >> reporter: will there be a turnout gap? the white house is worried especially with that view from her window. >> you can see 2012 from our house. >> reporter: but first, let's get through 2010. >> some of you need to man up. >> man up and do what you're asking other people to do. >> man up. >> man up, harry reid. >> reporter: if they can. ms. whitman caused nicky to feel exploited. >> billions spent running negatives. >> barack obama is the worst president in history. >> reporter: and run ag way. campaigns go tacky, whacky, and down right weird. >> a wolf in sheep's clothing. >> reporter: there ditches -- >> you don't know how to drive. you got to have the keys.
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>> reporter: and witches. >> because i dabbled into witchcraft. i'm not a witch, i'm you. >> reporter: it's sex. >> phone calls to prostitutes during official votes. >> reporter: and videotape. >> some of you look a little moresian to me. >> we should be better than that. harry reid, every day he's further out of touch. >> sharon angle, views so extreme she can't tell you the truth. >> i'm so tired of it. >> reporter: campaign fatigue. >> he can take his endorsement and really shove it. >> reporter: and everyone seems to be going a little crazy. when the going gets tough, bring back elvis. . >> president bill clinton. >> reporter: whatever happened to hope. >> if i sound angry, it's because i'm angry. >> reporter: what ever happened to change?
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what every happened to a new kind of politics. >> they talk about me like a dog. >> reporter: restore sanity. not so fast. >> bow before us. >> reporter: and as if the campaign wasn't wild enough, leave it to one man to answer the question, why? >> rent is too damned high. >> matt, can i get an amen for jimmy mcmillan? it just never gets old. whatever happens tomorrow, it seems voters may want the same thing they wanted two years ago, change. >> jimmy mcmillan has an action figure now. seriously. >> we're all going to go out and get one now. >> thank you very much. let's head outside for a check of the weather from al. >> "today's" weather is brought to you by advil, make the switch
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to advil now. >> and good morning, everybody, got these nice folks who are supporting the marathon, new york city ing marathon coming up this sunday. kind of like a scene from "30 rock." you know, i remember when i was doing the marathon. initial, let's check your weather, see what's going on, we'll show you for today. we have got tomas, now a tropical storm. 50-mile-per-hour winds moving west at 14. later in the week, we expect it to make a turn possibly across haiti, which we don't want to have happen with all the suffering those folks have been going through, that will probably happen early friday morning. the rest of the country, you can see wet weather and snow, risk of strong storms, texas into louisiana. here's a beautiful view. san francisco with the transamerica tower bathed in giants orange this morning.
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could today be the day we finally get the championship back here in san francisco. in the meantime, a beautiful day around the bay area. 70s everywhere. close to 70 no, sir san francisco. low to mid 70s across the north bay. we will continue to warm up in the middle of the week. sicks and low 70 oz the coast with cooling late in the weekend as we approach the weekend. >> and that's your latest weather. coming up next, new details on charlie sheen's hotel rampage, the woman who locked herself in the bathroom plans to sue the actor. what shen's people have to say about that right after these messages. keurig is the way to brew fresh, delicious coffee in under a minute. way to brew. [ female announcer ] so with keurig, every cup tastes like it's brewed just for you. ♪ because it is.
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wild in the hotel room that night, she said she was actually scared for her life. legal papers are now being drafted and she could sue charlie sheen as early as this week. >> what's going on, bro? what happened with that girl? did you hold her against her will? >> charlie sheen playing it cool in l.a., back shooting a movie, he's been here before, the bad boy bouncing back. >> charlie, what happened in new york? >> reporter: but this time, there are pictures posted on tmz. that's charlie sheen the night of his alleged drunken rampage, enjoying himself at this ritzy new york restaurant. and look who's with him, known to her fans as capri anderson. just hours later, sheen and walsh were behind closed doors, he reportedly accused her of stealing his expensive watch.
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police sources say he was drunk and on a tirade, niked and throwing furniture. capri says she feared for her life. >> she is angry because she believes she was threatened, she believes that charlie committed a criminal act. >> reporter: she never pressed charges but now walsh has hired a lawyer, and is planning to sue charlie sheen. >> she can sue for things like emotional distress, maybe battery, the question is does she want to? because everything about her conduct that night will be fair game. >> reporter: charlie sheen's prior cases of alcohol and drug abuse and domestic violence, yet he keeps working. >> hey, hey, i'm not in denial about anything. >> reporter: and still holds the title as the highest paid actor on tv. some addiction experts sheen is in crisis.
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>> if charlie sheen had cancer he would have taken time off. he has a life threatening condition. he needs to deal with it as a life threatening condition and do everything he can do to treat his disease. >> reporter: charlie still isn't making any public comments, but i did speak to his publicist who told me this woman who's trying to portray herself as laughable. if she feared for her life, why didn't she tell the police? anyone can sue anyone, he said, she is clearly going after her 15 minutes of fame. martin sheen is now considering a family intervention to get him off drugs and alcohol and may want to separate charlie from his bad environment. >> he did something like that before. . and up next, the renowned climber from washington state killed in a tragic accident on a mountain. details right after this. [ woman ] i had this deep, radiating pain everywhere...
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we're back now at 7:50 with the tragic death of one of the country's top mountain climbers. last week he i died trying to me history on an obscure mountain in tibet. >> reporter: he was one of the few people in the world to see the world from the top of it. joe kreer alpine expedition took him to one of the most breathtaking places in the planet. he and his partner made it to summits that no human has ever touched. his love of mountains was such that he even donned hiking boots with his tux so he could get married on a glacier in alaska. >> i said, excuse me, i can't understand what you're saying, but i did know what she was
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saying, she repeated it, joe is dead and i handed the phone to my wife. >> joe and his climbing partner david were ascending a largely unexplored peak northwest of mt. everest last week when something went wrong. >> the last scene of joe alive was victory and thumbs up, we're going to make to it the summit and he walked over and the track disappeared into nowhere. >> joe slipped through a cornice, an overhang created by the wind and slipped over some 700 feet. >> joe had to believe that whatever he was on was really safe like he really must have believed it because joe was the kind of person who didn't climb unroped if it was even slightly dangerous. >> reporter: joe wrote bit it, photographed it, got prestigious grants to be the first to explore it. >> i wouldn't have had joe live
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his life any other way than the way he lived it because that's why he was my friend. >> his passion was shared by michelle, hers is now the final post on joe ekes expedition blog where she thanked him for sharing adventures. for "today," lee cowan, nbc news, los angeles. >> such a sad story, but it's important to remember that this was a guy who really practiced safe climbing. it's tragic. wants to make kids happy [ female announcers one tummy at a time. because 9 out of 10 kids don't get the fiber they need, that's why froot loops, apple jacks and corn pops have 3 grams of fiber in every yummy bowl. they're the cereals your kids love and the fiber their tummies love... which makes for a whole lotta happy. froot loops, apple jacks and corn pops, an oh-so-good source of fiber. kellogg's® makes fiber fun.
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good morning to you. 7:56 and i'm laura garcia cannon. >> over the last half hour, we had a five-car accident and it cleared to the shoulder. that's the reason for the slowing off of 85. 85, 87, and 280 showing the northbound slowing not so bad for a monday. we are looking at a slow southbound out of pleasanton. chp is not clear and the live look doesn't short things out either. look at the shot. there is fog there. things are socked in and the drivers are moving smoothly, but we see it hanging out. >> dense pockets of fog around
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sunol out of pleasant and pockets in the north bay this morning. the afternoon looks nice. lots of 70s outside. 76 around morgan hill and even san francisco is close to 70 as we go from the wet week we had last week to now that looks warm for this time of year. 60s and 70s near the coast and for the weekend a few extra clouds and showers holding off until about sunday. 7:57 and more news after the break.
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people are gathering to rally against the arizona immigration law. in about an hour, the ninth circuit court of appeals to hear arguments for and against senate bill 1070. that's the attempt to crack down on illegal immigration in the state. president obama took the arizona law to court last summer, claiming the legislation interferes with federal immigration prerogatives and violates the u.s. constitution. the case is being held in san francisco because the ninth circuit court handles appeals in cases with western states. another update in a half hour.
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. 8:00 here on a monday morning. al is saying november who? you're dressed like it's springtime. >> that would take a lot of freezing. >> i'm matt lauer, along with meredith viera and al roker. it's brisk out here.
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coming up in this half hour, we're going to have a brand-new series today that's called is civility dead. just look around you -- not here. but in society in general, there's all of this rudeness, lack of civility, rudeness and anger. it's on reality tv, in politics, it's on pop culture, so we're going to talk about it today, how did we get to where rudeness is nacceptable. what are you going to do with all that halloween candy? cbs, we ate all the candy, so we got to get more. and there are elves and christmas wreaths and all the christmas stuff is out. >> all these retailers now are
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offering -- are they really good bargains? we're going to show you some of the tricks to be wary of. >> and in two weeks today goes viral. not as in germs, but in video. we want you to join the fun by helping us create your own "today" show themed viral video. we're going to post several clips on your website, todayshow.c todayshow.com, all you want to do is use a creative video and we'll air it here on "today." so go to todayshow.com and get cracking. >> what else can we talk about before we go to -- let's go inside to ann curry who's inside with a check of the headlines. >> it's about time, thanks a lot, matt and all you guys. in the news, u.s. officials believe that mail bomb plot foiled over the weekend may have
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aimed to bring down planes in flight. the chief suspect is believed to be the same member of al qaeda who planned the attempted bombing of a detroit-bound airliner christmas day. president obama is again arguing that republican policies failed to prevent the recession, so for their part, republicans are criticizing the president's leadership for a weak economic recovery. democrats are widely expected to lead their majority in the house and republicans are is expected to shrink the democrats' edge in the senate. the government is warning about a scam that offers to help timeshare owners. mark potter reporting on this story. >> reporter: federal authorities say scams involving timeshare sales are explodingarou around country, promising sales that never occur and fees that are stolen. this couple owns a timeshare in the smoky mountains.
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last march she says they got calls from a timeshare marketing company in ft. lauderdale. >> they made it sound so good and so real that we believed them. >> reporter: kathy says they decided to sell and were told by the marketing company to pay nearly $200,000 in processing fees and they'll get the money back. but after they sent the money, there was no sales, no check, no money back. >> there was no response at all from them. we got of course by now we know we have pretty well been taken. >> reporter: the federal trade commission says the company operates out of this building and was fraud leapt. >> there are no buyers. people get the total run around, they almost never get a refund from these folks. >> the victims are from around the country. a federal judge has now shut down the business.
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>> they have taken thousands of people who have lost millions of dollars and they're average people just like you and me. >> reporter: to avoid timeshare skeins, authorities urge consumers to research the internet. now the lawyer for one of the allege ed principals in the company denies he ever committed fraud. >> all right, mark potter this morning. and it was all treats and no tricks at the white house on sunday night. kids of all ages turned out in costume to get halloween goodie bags, they got m & ms and sugar cookies. >> we have got your weather from the quad cities.
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let's check your weather, see what's happening. los angeles, california, nbc 4, sunny, 81 degrees for a high today, as we check your forecast temperature-wise, out west, way above normal, 12 degrees above normal, southern texas, is on around the country. and here's a look at sonora right now, things are really changing in the last new minutes. you can still see some patchy low level clouds in the distance. let's show you the temperatures as we head through the
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afternoon, we're looking at mostly 70s, we still have some thick fog around the valleys of the north bay, for the afternoons ahead, warming, we're seeing 70s and 80s inland for the middle part of the week and then cooling as the clouds fill back in approaching the weekend. >> and that's your latest weather. up next, rude america, is civility dead in this country? we'll take a look right after this.
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back at 8:10 now. and this morning we're kicking off a special three-part series is civility dead? it's a question raised by mary elizabeth williams. these days it seems whatever is on your mind simply comes out of your mouth. so what happened to minding your ps and qs? ♪ my mom says your mind your manners ♪ ♪ no chewing with a view ♪ may i instead of give me ♪ careful what you do >> i'll take you out, buddy. >> you're going to take me out? >> yes. >> what? >> reality shows talking heads
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and the internet have become platforms for incivility. ripping at the very core of social discourse. >> it became apparent that civility had finally had its last nail driven into its coffin and there were a series of outbursts in very close proximity. can. >> kanye west storming the show. and sarina williams cursing out the ref at the u.s. open. >> it was reflecting something bigger that was going on within the culture. >> a culture that thrives on getting attention and a need for the spotlight. >> mr. and mrs. salahi. >> you have a chance to create your facebook profile picture are you going to have it be a photo of you with your parents
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at the grand canyon or are you going to do something that looks like this? this is me, naked with my cell phone alone in my bathroom. >> they killed us on 9/11. >> the things that people were saying was kind of a global epidemic as road rage. >> now you can leave, you are as useless as i thought you were. >> even turning rudeness into an art form. >> saying how awful that was. >> oh, my god. >> he could take his endorsement and really shove it. >> the idea that someone would be statesman like is not even on
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the agenda we don't want someone who's better than us, we want someone who's just like us. >> this is a time to spend more time in the gulf and kick some butt so i know who's to kick. >> to have that be part of your national rhetoric changes the conversation. >> but it doesn't end there. >> lindsay lohan who at her last ditch effort to try to spare herself from jail still has to send a message to the judge. and you see kind of sassiness in the culture that our children are now being exposeded to, things like hanna montana. >> dumb, stupid, idiotic. >> we lose respect and then a lot of other stuff goes out the window and that's how you wind up having a culture of aggression and bullying.
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>> but reality show stars have proven that bad behavior is rewarded with more money and exposu exposure. >> it works for the father of my children. >> charlie sheen was just out of control. but what makes for good television may not work in real life. >> don't get in my face. >> at least it's a good moment to be an artist and you look at a moment like this where we are handing off mankind into the grip of the technology, i think that that says a lot about where we're heading. >> lola is a pop culture expert. frank farley is an expert who studies human behavior. should we change the name of the special series to civility is dead? it's startling isn't. >> it we share some responsibility.
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>> we saw you on there. >> but it's true. >> we do watch reality shows, these real housewives are really high rated and they're being rewarded for pulling hair, screaming at win another. we're teaching our kids that's it's better to be outrageous, it's better to be outlandish as long as you're making headlines. >> john . >> it's mostly verbal. we're not lynching people the way we did in the '40s and '50s, so it's a whole different kind of incivility. but one point i would like to make, it's coming from the presidential, it's coming out of the oval office, presidents who are uncivil or the f-word being used by a vice president, young kids model after that. >> it's in pop culture and
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politics. and what we're saying to the culture at large is that you will be rewarded if you are mean and if you're nasty and you're hurtful. >> the question i think a lot of people are asking, have we already fallen so far down that slippery slope that there's no way we can claw our way back to a time of civility? what to you think about that? >> i think we can get back, the internet has been one of the main things here. >> why the internet, because we can be rude and anonymous at the same time. >> you're allowed to be vitriol and there's no consequence. >> but the people we just saw in the piece are using their real names and they're doing it in public. we'll adapt, we always adapt to new technologies and it's still
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early days for the internet, it really is. so people, it's a global need, you can -- your words go everywhere. and we never have those opportunities before, to me, human nature hasn't changed. people are fundamentally the same. it's the opportunity, so in the old days, you might be sort of uncivil to an immediate friend or a neighbor on the next farm, today it's the whole world. we now have an opportunity to be this way but we have learned to control it. >> what do you say to parents who are trying to create civility and instill manners and things like that and yet everywhere the kids look, they see this sort of thing. >> for one thing, you have to model, that is parents have got to be civil. and with an almost 50%, 40% divorce rate, there's a lot of incivility in the home. we have got domestic violence, all of those things, so parents have to be civil if they want
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their kids to be civil. >> they have to be vigilant about being civil as well. and they have to know what their children are doing on the internet. a lot of impulsive behavior happens because of social media. >> thanks to both of you, thank you very much for being here. >> and thank you for having us. >> up next, the holiday shopping traps that you want to avoid right after this. i can't believe i used to swing over those rocks... took some foolish risks as a teenager. but i was still taking a foolish risk with my cholesterol. anyone with high cholesterol may be at increased risk of heart attack. diet and exercise weren't enough for me. i stopped kidding myself. i've been eating healthier, exercising more... and now i'm also taking lipitor. if you've been kidding yourself about high cholesterol...stop. along with diet, lipitor has been shown
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>> they are good, but there are limits, you might lineup a mile long at 4:00 in the morning to fight for a $300 computer. the trouble is there's only five of them available. retailers offering those so-called door buster savings. >> so what's the strategy for consumers. when it comes to door busters, don't believe everything you hear, you're really battling for a very small opportunity to buy an item, so look, shop the sales, everything that's been on sale this year, the sale started in september and these new deals being floated every day. we monitor these things so you don't have to shop on black friday or cyber monday, the deals will be around. >> gift cards, seem like a perfect idea, but i have to admit that i have a bunch of them in my drawer that i still
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haven't redeemed. i got them last christmas. >> one in four americans who got a gift card still have yet to use them and those that do, typically spend more than the face value of the card. so you're basically digging into your own pocket to pay for your gift. you have to remember, there's good news, federal rules, new federal rules limit expiration dates and fees. however it still costs three to five to buy these cards. >> extended warranties, you don't like those? >> great business for the store, for the merchants and the manufacturer but bad news for the consumer because you're betting on a couple of things happening. one, you're betting the product's going to break. our reliability data shows it doesn't always break that soon. >> let's say it does. >> somebody's always going to draw the short straw and get a product that's a dog. but for most people, when a product does break, it typically
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doesn't break right after the manufacturer's warranty expires and you're also betting that the cost of the repair will exceed the cost of the warranty, most of the time it's a wash, your data shows. >> return policies, check out the fine print and watch out for those stng good morning to you, mike's got news of an overturned big rig? >> an overturned big rig and a fire. it happened early this morning but it does have the columbus park way closed, not really a major impact. northbound columbus park way, the eastbound 80 and it's off from your main commute. you can use the redwood park way and eastbound 80 just a little bit further to the south. you see the speed indicators in
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that area moving pretty nicely. 880 may be a factor for you, about 25 minutes and down towards the bridge. >> a lot of sunshine there in oakland and a pretty nice day once we lose the clouds. 70s across the board, pretty nice day today, 74 degrees around season jose, 71 in san francisco and about the same as you go into the north bay. temperatures are actually going to warm up even more. 70s to low 80s inland for thursday and we start to see some clouds and cooler temperatures approaching t weekend. more news right after the break. [ male announcer ] carly fiorina.
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new this morning, a new poll shows the support for the attempt to legalize marijuana in california is fading. the field poll this morning said that 49% of likely voters are opposed to proposition 19. only 42% are in favor. that's the exact opposite from september when 49% of likely voters were in favor of the proposition, 42% were opposed. "today" show returns in less than a minute.
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back now at 8:30, first day of november, 2010. good times never seemed so good. neil diamond is in the house,
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he's got a brand-new album coming out. he's going to perform for us just ahead. this album is really nice. >> all right, you know what we're going to do? we're going to warm you up in a little while. we have got nigella lawson here, making fall casseroles using that dutch oven. remember that big show hart to hart? it had some pretty major stars in it including robert wagner, and stephanie powers, she's written a new book about her life both on and off screen. >> what a life she's led. >> nothing wrong with that. and in just a few weeks t
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rockefeller center christmas tree gets here. >> are you kidding? >> no, i'm not kidding. >> before thanksgiving? >> and they're going to light it up right after. but seriously, folks, 16 years running. mariah carey who we just found out is with child, she's going to be taking part in this year's lighting ceremony on november 30th. that's right, she's got a new christmas album out and the first single just hit number one on the holiday digital songs chart. i didn't know they had a holiday digital songs chart. we're going to bring in a good buddy of ours, one of the stars of the new animated 3-d film. >> nice to see you, sir.
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>> you're a good hugger. you play roxy, and you're kind of a dorky guy in this animated film? what happens to you? >> i turn into an evil superhero. he's the new good guy because he kills brad pitt's character who's a good guy. he becomes this evil guy and then he has to become a good guy. >> it's really fun, i mean i make a lot of r-rated comedies which i really enjoy. >> you do. >> and al and i live together. but it's nice to make something -- i got little nephews and when i have kids one
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day and it will be cool to show them something that i'm not cursing in. >> what do you think of the drawing of you? i liked him. i like his hair. >> he's a good guy. >> and you're also switching hats, you're writing and producing a new version of 21 jump street? >> that's right and i'm going to act in it as well. >> you're a busy guy. >> i'm a busy guy. so we're like the new laverne and shirley. >> is comedy your number one love? >> yeah, of course. you got to make them laugh, trying to have fun and there's nothing better than trying to make your friends laugh and having a good time. >> can you believe what's happened to your life? >> i'm pretty shocked.
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i just feel very appreciative and i love my job, i love being able to go to a movie set every day and be creative and hang with people i love being around and all these wonderful experiences, meet all these people. >> congratulations and thank you so much, megamind opens nationwide on friday. >> good to see you guys. >> group hug. here's a nice view from san bernardino mountains. we still have some patchy fog around the bay area, sunny skies, 70s through most of the bay area today, this includes down around santa cruz and san jose. next few days look a bit warmer, in fact some 80s could pop-up inland, 60s and 70s out on the coast through midweek.
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>> and that's your latest weather. coming up two casserole dishes, but first this
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we're back now on "today's" kitchen, we're going back to basics, delicious dutch oven casseroles. nigella lawson has a new book with recipes for the hearth and home. i like the concept here, this is all about making people want to run to the kitchen as opposed to some people saying i got to get away from the kitchen. >> i always think the kitchen is where you escape to, and especially cooking something like this, there's something so cozy and bolstering. and i love that. >> you love dutch ovens, why are they so great? >> it's the ways casseroles used
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to be cooked and the flavor is so good and they keep the heat in. i start it off on the stove, but in a low oven, the flavors come out miraculously. >> this is a braised beef casserole, and you're using beef shank for this? >> yes. >> why do you like that cut? >> because it makes everything so lucious. # right now.
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back at 8:44. stephanie powers is best known for her role as amateur detective jennifer hart on the popular television series "hart to hart." >> i can't help but think that we're missing some sort of a twist. >> but powers has had other significant roles in her life, loving daughter, wildlife activist and world travel. she's written about it all in a book "one from the heart." what made you decide to write this book? >> two life changing events that occurred to me last year, first of all the death of my mother. it's never long enough and we were unusually close. it was that coupled with my own lung cancer.
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and during the period of time that i was recovering from both events, going through some of her possessions brought up the past and apparently, everything i threw away, she kept. >> the good mother she was. >> the good mother, she must have followed behind me and gathered all these things. because it was through those wonderful photographs and her diaries that i was able to relive a part of my life they put aside. >> you refer to her as the source for all stability and fun. is she the one that encouraged you to get into acting? >> she was the ballast in my ship, so to speak. she had always been behind me no matter what i wanted to do, but as i was a child bouncing around the house in toe shoes, she thought maybe it would be a good idea if she gave me some lessons. >> you took lessons in hollywood and two of your classmates were
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natalee wood and who would have known you would have end up married to robert wagner. >> but it was also the part of some of the things that i was uncovering through my mother's diaries was how different -- we always hear about how different life was, but how small a community california was and los angeles in particular. and how all of our lives crisscrossed and how what we would call coincidence really wasn't because the community was so small. now that the community is larger, now that the corporate world has taken over the motion picture industry, we're much more privately by our operators and we don't seem to -- our lives, the personal part of our lives doesn't seem to criscross as much. >> you talk about your relationship with actor lynn
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holden who was also very involved in wildlife conservation in africa. >> long before it was a popular term. >> back in the '50s? >> back in the '50s. >> how did he make you the woman you are today? >> that's why you got to read the book. it's a long story but i hope that this was also an opportunity to get our relationship straight and to make a much clearer picture of the man than was left by some other publications. he was an extraordinary person and i was blessed to have had him in my life. >> attend of the book, you say really the one thing that matters, that makes life worth living is love. is that something you came to in the writing of the book or is that something you always knew? >> i think i always knew it, but the writing it was catharsis in knowing that how much others
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love us and how much we love others. >> we're going to bring you back in the 10:00 hour for that, is that correct? >> that's correct. >> stephanie powers, thank you so much. >> stephanie powers, thank you so much. anfop xtiv,e prm livefoer per re david harmer wrote an education plan titled "abolish the public schools." he even called our schools "insidious" and "socialism." as families struggle to raise their kids, to provide a good education, harmer bragged, "we can design a plan to dismantle them." david harmer is just too radical. we need jerry mcnerney. protecting local schools from devastating cuts. endorsed for his "independence" by the contra costa times, stockton record, and our local teachers. i'm jerry mcnerney, and i approved this message.
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the toyota concert series on "today," brought to you by toyota. >> he has topped the charts for nearly five decades and sold more than 128 million albums, singer songwriter neil diamond has been nominated to the rock and roll hall of fame which is very cool and he's just made the album of his dreams fittingly titled dreams. congratulations on that hall of fame thing, that's a pretty big deal, isn't it? >> that's a big deal. any time you get into a club with chuck berry, little richard, the everly brothers, it's really cool. >> 14 songs on this album. this is really your dream album. out of all the songs you could have picked, why these 14? >> i just felt that i could sing them well. i try a bunch of others which i loved, but i didn't like the way i sang them.
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i didn't add anything to the song itself, but these i felt i could sing well and add part of myself to it. >> its funny when you said sing well, but you were talking about a concert you gave, the first time you were on stage in two years, you had some real doubts? >> i was scared. >> why? >> this was two days ago, this was in london and it was a live concert, life on bbc radio and in two weeks it goes live all over britain. and i had. perfo -- i hadn't performed for two years. you put your normal hat on, you become a normal human being. and i was nervous. >> and the verdict is it went pretty great? >> it went great because the audience was right there and they made me feel like it was going to be okay and all of the nerves went away.
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>> what are you going to sing now? >> i'm going to sing -- >> "midnight train to georgia." >> take it away. ♪ l.a. proved to be too much for the girl ♪ ♪ so she's leaving ♪ but like she'd come to know ♪ she's going back to find what's left in her world ♪ ♪ a world she left behind
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♪ not so long ago ♪ she is leaving ♪ on a midnight train to georgia ♪ ♪ she's going back ♪ she's going back to a simpler place and time ♪ ♪ and i'll be with her ♪ on that midnight train to georgia ♪ ♪ she's leaving on that midnight
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>> neil diamond, the album is al news and weather. it's just one dishonest smear after another. and another. just a dishonest politician, trying to hide his record of failure. the real brown plan? more spending on out-of-control state pensions. more favors for the big teachers union, blocking education reform. more job-killing taxes and regulations. more of the same old failure from sacramento. job killer jerry brown. always more taxes, more spending, and more lost jobs. good morning, to you, it's 8:56 right now, laura garcia has an update on what happened in vallejo. >> the driver of this big rig died at the scene as a result of
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having gone through those yellow barrels, went up the hill and into that cement wall, it burst into flames, you see it still smold smoldering. meanwhile, despite the severity of this accident, interstate 80 moves past as you see on our maps? vallejo, you're on to eastbound 80 is redwood park way, consider that just a little bit further to the south. more news after this. i was supposed to retire there. carly fiorina changed all that. [ cheri ] fiorina laid off 30,000 people. and she shipped our jobs to china. and india. i had to pack my bags and i was out the door that night. we even had to train our replacements. she didn't need 5 corporate jets. [ farrell ] one hundred million for herself. fiorina never cared about our jobs. not then and not now. [ boxer ] i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message. you can't really love me.
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department employees later today. sheriff's office taking control of police services in san carlos after the city's five-member council voted to disband its police force in september. we'll have another local news update for you in about 30 minutes, "today" show is back in about 30 minutes.
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we're back now with more of "today" on a monday morning. hard to believe it's already november 1, but it is. temperatures kind of indicating that as we are still in the 30s here in midtown manhattan, with a little bit of a breeze, it probably feels colder than that. but two of us are bundled up. the he-man in the group. >> you're superman and you didn't need no stinking coat, right? >> i am impervious to the
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elements. coming up in this half hour, how much should adult children know about their retired parents finances? and this is a very touchy subject. obviously difficult to have a conversation about this, like asking them do you have enough money to live for the rest of your lives. we're going to get some advice on how to accomplish this in just a couple of minutes. and the cost of flying is sky high, but there's savvy strategies that can actually help save you a bundle. a hint when it comes to booking, timing may be everything. we're going to clue you in on how to get the best prices when you book your holiday travel. it's the 100th anniversary of the fashionista's diary. got a lot to get to, let's go inside, ann's standing by at
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the news desk with a checks of all of the morning headlines. in the news, a key suspect is emerging this morning on friday's foiled bomb plot. he's a saudi bombmaker that worked with al qaeda in yemen to send mail bombs addressed to synagogues in chicago. he's also the prime suspect in last year's attempted christmas day bombing. the tsa begins enforcing its terror watch program. all people flying out of u.s. airports must provide their full names, their birthday and gender when booking a flight. names must also match their passport or other id. the pope said two priests were among at least 47 people killed when security forces stormed the church where gunmen linked to al qaeda held an
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entire congregation hostage. about 60 people were wounded. the attackers were demanding freedom for colleagues in prison in iraq and egypt. the final countdown is on for tomorrow's elections. the republicans are hoping to chip away at the democrats edge in the senate and win the majority in the house. the two rutgers students accused of videotaping -- lawyers for the two say the episode was never broadcast, was only viewed on a single computer. the male classmate was tyler clementi, who committed suicide several days after the incident. jury selection begins today for the trial of the man who was charged with kidnapping elizabeth smart nearly a decade ago. brian david mitchell was accused of abducting the girl at knife point in 2002. he faces life in prison if he is convicted. and movie goers were in a
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holiday mood this week, saw 3-d was first at the box office taking in 24 million, paranormal 2 followed by the action comedy red. let's go back outside to matt, natalee and al. >> this is going to be muffin of the month. >> we'll dress more appropriate in a month. >> let's see what's happening, we'll see you for today, we're already starting out with some wet weather, some stormy weather in the pacific northwest. later today, it will be the texas -- eastern texas on into louisiana where they have got a risk of strong storms, maybe an isolated tornado or two. beautiful weather here in the northeast. a little on the chilly side. temperatures 50s and 40s, 30s in new england. and here's what's happening in san francisco right now. we're at 56 degrees, pretty nice start to the day, fog free for
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now, still may be some lingering patches of low clouds in our inland valleys. but the afternoon looks fantastic. 74 in san jose and low 70s across the north bay. we're you go, seven-day forecast will show temperatures actually warming up a few more degrees for midweek, 60s and 70s along the coast. look at those 80s for the first week in november. >> that's your latest weather. >> you know what would be nice to have out're? >> what? >> a little babbling brook. >> a water fall. >> thank you for saying because we're joined by our pal who's coming back to the big screen on friday in the new movie "due date" and he also told us he's got to hurry because he's got to use the little boy's room. you play ethan in this movie.
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the guy who seems to have trouble following wherever he goes? >> yep, yep. >> good movie, go see it. go see it. really should see it. where is the local urinal? >> you have to keep drinking the coffee. >> you do have an empty cup there. >> as you keep doing your -- >> you team up with robert downey jr. in this thing? >> i do, yes. >> quite the odd couple? >> we are completely different on the film and in real life. so we got along famously and i think it helps -- i'm sorry. >> suddenly you don't have to go anymore? >> we do have to ask you
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something for serious, hangover 2 has come out and there's been some controversy about mel gibson's role and there's some talk about -- i'm in deep protest right now with the movie i'm working on and up in arms about something. but you never said mel gibson. was that what it was about? >> i do not consult on the movies that i'm in, i just show up and say my lines and i do consult on dialogue but as far as hiring and firing of actors, i have no insight into that role whatsoever. now if you have any questions about debby gibson. >> what is your feeling on debby gibson? >> debby gibson has a very nice toilet, i'm told. >> the movie is due date. you don't look a day over three
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months by the way. >> oh, really? >> and it opens this friday, zack, good to have you here. >> good look, by the way. >> there's a restroom around the corner. >> as soon as you go through the revolving door. >> so i'm done? great to see you. all right, okay. thanks, i think. matt, this morning on "today's" money, what you should know about your parents spending habits. new research suggests that adult children don't know as much about their parents finances as their parents think they do, which can lead to some problems down the road. financial editor jean chatzky here. there was a survey done by a nonprofit group, it was called employee benefit research group. and the retire rooes were ask if their children knew the approximate amount of their
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income, what was the finding? >> 63% of the retires parents say, of course my kids know, but when the adult children were ask, only 42% said they had the same conversation. and we saw the same thing when it came to expenses to a smaller degree. more parents said they know and fewer children said they know. maybe the parents think they are conveying the information but they're not saying exactly what they think they're saying. but on the side of the adult children, none of us like to think that our parents are getting older, none of us like to think that our parents may be failing in any way, so maybe we're not listening as well as we should be. >> so all that's not good, but it's even more alarming to you? why is this alarming to you? >> it's alarming because if we don't pay attention and our parents start to fail, they could not be taking care of themselves as far as their health goes and they could be
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neglecting their own basic needs. and we're seeing alarming numbers of seniors falling into debt and bankruptcy. >> and why is that happening because of the economy? >> this is the second year in a row that seniors are not going to get a basic cost of living increase in their social security payments at the same time the cost of their prescriptions and other things are going up. you'll see 73% of adults 55 and over have revolving credit card balances and the number of adults in that age group going into bankruptcy has gone up 1 1% in the last two decades. >> we need to get involved but this is a generation that -- >> this is the generation that was raised to think that talking about money was rude. and if you try to broach the conversation with your parents and they're not inclined to have them, you need to think about craftier strategies like bringing their lawyer, their accountant, their financial planner into the conversation to tell them why this is important. >> there are a couple of things
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you say we should be talking about with our parents and one of them is the income, you say, hey, mom and dad, listen, i just want to make sure you're good. >> i want to make sure that whatever you're bringing in, you're spending less than that so that there's some sort of a safety net. i also want to make sure i know where everything, a list of important legal documents, a list of accountants and all of those things. so if i ever have to follow the bread crumbs i can do it. there was a story yesterday about the lack of ability to handle money and credit is one of the very first signs of dementia and alzheimer's it can cause incredible problems. >> so you're saying if we're not paying attention, we're going to miss some of the signs. >> and it will fall on us later. >> what you didn't msnbc is your your -- didn't mention is insurance.
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>> if it's still an appropriate time to think about buying one for them. medical directives, living wills, health care proxies and durable powers of attorney are all very important documents so that if you have to swoop in, you not only know what your parents want and need but you have the legal ability to do that. >> this is about love, i can feel your intensity here. >> i had this conversation with my mother over the weekend, i referred to her as an aging parent in an article, and she was very upset with me. >> but you love her enough to say, look, i want to get real with you. jean chatzky's mom, listen to jean, she know what is she's talking about. jean, congratulations for bringing us this good, important information and for having the conversation with your mother that we all need to have. and still to come on "today," imagine life before designer jeans, fashion's remarkable moments of the past 100 years that still influence style today. but coming up next, how to
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this morning on "today's" travel, avoiding sky high airfares. according to the department of transportation, domestic airfares jumped up 5% in the first part of this year. how can we find the best deals? what is the deal? why are we seeing these increases given the fuel prices are down and all this? what's going on? >> after a year of dropping prices we are seeing an increase in airfares. i think the airlines see a demand, which is great, we see people out there traveling. so to our november issue of
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travel and leisure, we did a very thorough air report for all of our readers. we have a new ipad app that's going to be out tomorrow. >> are weep champing at the bit for this? >> they are. >> so you say the trick for getting a cheaper ticket, like the economy, it's all about timing. >> it is and you know something about that for sure. >> not really. >> it is all about timing when you're trying to get a good deal. try to book 21 days in advance or go to bing.com. they have an airfare predict for. it has a little graf that tells you when the best times to book are. if i had to go to san francisco for thanksgiving, it told me that i was out of my mind, it says out of your mind trying to
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book on sunday. the day before that on tuesday, or on monday, you're going to get better deals. >> you say there's websites that are going to help you hunt your deals. >> none of us want to spend all of our times sitting in front of the computer looking for deals. if you want to sign up for farecompare.com and it sends you an e-mail when the fares go down in price. and watch dog.com, you put in your home city, and they send you whenever there are great deals in areas that you want to go to. >> okay, you kind of touched on this earlier, select your travel days carefully. >> very wisely. i said that about the holidays, but in general, flying on tuesdays, wednesday, on saturdays are where you're going to get the best deal. my husband who loves to fly on saturday and come back on sunday, honey, stop doing that, it's costing us money. it's no good. >> do you guys have some issues you need to work out?
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>> i'm just saying it's on tv, therefore it's true. saturdays also are kind of an essential element if you're trying to get a good deal. so try to book a saturday overnight stay that will lower the price. >> if you're booking online, are there better days than others? >> if you're actually booking? >> right. >> after midnight is a great time to bookive y ivf you're bo online because you're going to get all of that inventory that's been held all day long. >> so midnight after wednesday and thursday. >> yes, indpeed. >> you also say this, consider buying one-way tickets? that a little bit of an unusual tip, but i think it's a good one. sometimes roundtrips are expensive. if you go with an airline like jetblue or southwest, they don't have any prohibitive cost force buying one-ways and you can get a better deal. >> you say watch for price drops, once you've bought your
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ticket, you purchase the ticket, keep checking back because if the airlines drop, they'll give you the difference. >> it's not over until -- >> until the fat person sings. >> or until the travel and leisure lady talks. so the key is, airlines all have different policies but it's important to check out a website called yapta.com that tells you when the -- something that people don't know, continental has a 24-hour grace period during which time you can actually cancel your flight and rebook, which means at no penalty, you don't have to use a change fee, if you see the price dropped, you can just rebook. >> and that's fantastic. >> when is that coming up? >> it's coming up tomorrow, tuesday for free. and still ahead, tasty tricks to use up all of these halloween sweets, some sweet ways to use leftover candy. i say bring it in to the office lnd let other people get it. ndi
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meredith viera looks stunning as lady gaga, and she had the legs too. >> she did. >> and there was another omg will ferrell in the megamind costume? hilarious and al in that superman wig. >> i have to say, that wig was hot. >> what happened there? >> he actually got stuck in the little seat in the phone booth. >> how did you handle it? >> i have superpowers. >> you seemed to really inhabit that outfit. you stopped that train like no one too. >> we have got that bomber jacket. gotta halloween costume, bomber jacket, scarf, map, boots et
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cetera. ann curry, you were quite the high flyer. >> he did such a great job, but, yeah, it was cool that they did this black and white stuff. and they did it for hoda and katrinhie lee as well. >> another rock star, neil diamond right after these messages and your local news. not just any old air freshener, this glade has odor fighter technology that eliminates tough odor problems and releases fresh glade fragrance. [ sighs ] [ female announcer ] release the magic of new glade tough odor solutions. s.c. johnson. a family company. of new glade tough odor solutions. philips sonicare is the number 1 recommended power toothbrush by dental professionals it's no wonder philips sonicare is the toothbrush america loves switch now and if you're not 100% satisfied, we'll give you a full refund.
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and the northbound side of i-80 all the way up towards the coliseum. >> and the weather actually looks pretty good no matter where you are around the bay area today warm spots today will be out toward the tri valley. livermore and fairfield, pretty much the same story there, patches of fog and a pleasant afternoon. seven-day forecast will show you we're going to warm up even more today. 80s inland, the warmest places wednesday and thursday, look out for some high surf in the middle part of the week. time right now is 9:27, more news after the break.
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tonight is the matchup of the as again. the rangers cliff lee will try to make up for his game one meltdown and tim lincecum will try to close things out for the giants. if you want to watch the game with thousands of other giants fans. go to the city center in san francisco, the city will air tonight's game on big screens in the plaza. you should show up early and use public transit to get there. and it's a family event, so there will be plenty of food sold, the last game of the world series and it starts at 4:57, more local news coming up in half an hour, and the today show returns in less than a minute. i'm among 30,000 employees who used to work for hp. i was supposed to retire there. carly fiorina changed all that. [ cheri ] fiorina laid off 30,000 people. and she shipped our jobs to china. and india. i had to pack my bags
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and i was out the door that night. we even had to train our replacements. she didn't need 5 corporate jets. [ farrell ] one hundred million for herself. fiorina never cared about our jobs. not then and not now. [ boxer ] i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message. this situation is going to be indescribable. >> gtl, gym, tan and laundry. that's the credit of jersey store's the situation. his new book is a guide to life jersey shore tile. who knows what he'll reveal when he drops by tomorrow on "today." by the way, did you happen to catch lester holt as the
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situation? >> wow. you've been working out some. >> those are -- that's a 12-pack. >> it is. >> and i love the carve on his head. he has the "today" show logo on the other side of his head. >> and tamron hall was katie perry. and of course mike bettes from the weather channel was stu sylvester. >> that's amazing. we'll never look at lester holt the same. anyway, we have -- let's move on and check what's coming up this half hour. we're going to be talking about the greatest moments in fashion and they can be so defining. the past 100 years have revolutionized the way we dress and has been documented in the bible called women's wear daily and we take a look at the
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evolution of style in this half hour. also ahead, if track or treating yield you tons of candy, we're going to show you some recipes that will satisfy the sweet tooth of kids of any age. >> and also we're going to hear an old favor that will turn you into a true believer, we have got one more song from neil diamond. but first, i hate the interrupt him. but first we have a final check of the weather. >> we have got showers in the pacific northwest, but the western 2/3 of the country are going to be above normal below normal in the mid-atlantic states, by the midweek, that wet weather spreads up and down the eastern seaboard but the western 2/3 of the country staying beautiful. the latter part of the week, below normal temps here's a few of the san mateo bridge. as we show you the satellite
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view, it's going to be very stormy in the pacific northwest, mostly sunny skies, and patchy fog. bay area wide in the 70s, and tomorrow and in towards the middle part of the week, we'll see some inland spots including san jose get close to the low 80s for the first week of november, heading towards the weekend, more clouds, cooler temperatures, back into the 60s and 70s. >> and that's your latest weather. coming up next, moments that changed the course of fashion and still influences designers today right after these messages. ♪
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so relax, we got you covered. have a happy period. always. this mon morning on "today's" style, we're celebrating 100 years of fashion, often called the bible of fashion that's followed the trends for the last century and those remarkable moments are captured this in 100th edition. bridgette, good morning. >> i was looking through the issue and i was looking back over the last 100 years and there's just so much, you could spend 100 years just dissecting the most fashionable moments but when you think of just the last ten years how much fashion has changed, how has your industry for the most part making a revolutionary leap? >> ten years ago we broke news in the paper on paper. and now we're more likely to break news online.
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it's covered instantly, you get the review instantly, you get the reviews instantly. >> lady gaga's wearing a costume, you see it right then and there? >> lady gaga, it's up immediately, a celebrity wedding, anything, and there's the pressure on everyone to get the shot and get the picture, there's also the pressure on the celebrity, certainly with lady gaga, what's next, what's the new kind of meat. >> exactly. let's get -- i think few designers have had the kind of impact. what did today do for fashion? >> channel sort of mirrors the paper. the combination of longevity and currency. wwd first covered her in 1918. she broke on to the scene with jersey, something very, very mundane. here approach was jersey fabric.
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practical chic and it was for modern women of her day and we're still benefiting from her vision today. she also had a very advanced view of the business, handbags, costume jewelry and of course fragrance. there were some sleepy periods for channel along the way, but that ended in 1983 when carl came in. he was already a notorious fakn fashion star and what he did was reinvent all of cocoa channel's photography and doing it not with excessive reverence. because excessive reverence can kill a fashion house. >> the bikini which came on in 1962 and designer denim, the jeans which came about in the late '70s. >> the bikini, our focus on the issue is one of its boldested a mirrors. who in 1962, he did a very clunky tricked out two-piece
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version in wool, two years later, he made it a model kini, and a lot of people saw the picture of peggie mop pet in a topless swimsuit. our editor at the time said it was fabulous, she just loved it and two days later the paper retreated from that, and said it was a bust. the pun was intended. >> let's take a look at some important designers, halston in the '70s and bill blass in the '80s. >> halston did so much, he was a combination of midwest where he was raised and new york city. in the midwest he got his pragmatism. he made suede a household world. and from new york he got the glamour and living on the edge. the look was chic but plain and simple and bold. also for designers of today, we're doing the high low thing. what happened with him, he
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signed a long-term contract with jcpenn jcpenney, at the time it so infuriated his luxury retail he lost his business. >> you talk about the influence of for working women, liz claibor claiborne, donna karen, ralph lauren, calvin klein. let's get to some of the name s outside of the fashion world. first of all the first ladies who had a flare for fashion and you start out with jackie onassis. jacqueline kennedy was an on obsession some would say from the time she was a young senator's wife and we followed her relentlessly. to a point to cross over to stocking. but obsessively. every woman did and she was so chic, she was so -- she was just so elegant. she was such a new vision in the white house. and we also covered the
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challenges, she was criticized for preferring french fashion. >> and then you had nanny reagan, michelle obama whom you talk about in the issues and cultural icons in the last century. joan crawford, grace kelly, diana ross and ali mcgraw. >> you talk about these fashion obsessions being a current thing. joan crawford wore this dress and they sold 500 copies. . >> she kind of rose above chic. she was another obsession with the paper. >> bridgette foley, it's a great issue. a great collector's edition. >> thanks so much. >> thanks for bringing it to us. and it's available today, i believe? >> available today. coming up next, real simple ideas to get rid of all of that extra halloween candy, we're
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this morning on "today's" kitchen hot chef, great ideas for your halloween candy. so your kids scared up way too much candy or you didn't get enough kids coming by and you need to get rid of your leftover stuff, here's some sweet treats. pretty good idea, you got all this candy left over, what are you going to do with it? >> who's kidding who? who actually has that much left over. >> all my daughters is hiding in my room. this one is for candy corn. >> why candy corn? >> it's one of those things that comes around every year. >> whether we want it or not. >> chalky, delicious, colorful smell to it. this is white chocolate, you
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spread it in the bottom of a square baking pan. >> parchment paper? >> par pmechment paper. candy corn is your favorite, with such enthusiasm. >> put it in the refrigerator, break it up. as if it wasn't sweet enough. >> my favorite, york peppermint pattys. >> inns a half a browny mix. put them all in. that goes right on top. >> you put more brownies on top. >> this is like a york pepperment patty lasagna. >> and it spreads and the york pepperment pattys stay intact? >> this is a great dessert. snickers, cut them up, put them in the bottom.
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>> these look like the fun size. >> they are the fun size. >> real fun size would be a five-pound snickers bar. >> that's a lot of fun. >> and then you put this ice cream right on top. soften it up a little bit. spread it in. pack it in nice and tight, freeze it up. >> so you refreeze it? >> you freeze it a little bit longer than this. it's melty, but it's really beautiful. >> and here's the one, kind of a healthy dessert. >> everything's relative, right? >> starting with a banana. >> starting with october 31st, healthy takes on a new meaning. these are some frozen bananas, stick a popsicle stick in them. coat in chocolate. this is the healthy one. >> right. >> and put it right on the baking sheet. oh, my gosh. and some chopped up reeces peanut butter cups. back into the freezer. a healthy treat. >> and then you've got candy
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with fruit. so you can say there's something healthy in there. at what point does the candy no longer fresh, or does it stay indefinitely? >> i think most of these candies are pretty much for a long time. my husband and i put our face in my daughter's halloween candy and just the mix of all the flavors. >> and just stayed there. >> just stayed there, you got to love halloween. >> our director said that the pumpkin had jack daniels in it. thank you so much from real simple. coming up, we got one more tune from rock 'n roll legend neil diamond. r state is in a real me.
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and i'm not going to give you any phony plans or snappy slogans that don't go anywhere. we hive lto owi leathin murns. we have got to take the power from the state capitol and move it down to the local level, closer to the people. and no new taxes, without voter approval. we have got to pull together not as republicans or as democrats but as californians first. at this stage in my life, i'm prepared to do exactly that. on this chilly monday, we warmed up with the gift of actress stephanie powers is returning. >> and also joy is going to tell us her weight loss story, she
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lost 135 pounds. >> as promised, we have another song from the hit album "dreams." neil diamond singing one of his greatest hits ever, "i'm a believer." ♪ ♪ ♪ i thought love was only true in fairy tales ♪ ♪ meant for someone else but not for me ♪ ♪ love was out to get me ♪ that's the way it seemed ♪ disappointment haunted all my dreams ♪ ♪ then i saw her face ♪ now i'm a beaver
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♪ not a trace of doubt in my mind ♪ ♪ then i'm in love and i'm a believer ♪ ♪ i couldn't leave her if i tried ♪ ♪ not if i tried ♪ i thought love was more or less a giving thing ♪ ♪ seems the more i gave the less i got ♪ ♪ what's the use in trying
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♪ all you get is pain ♪ when i needed sunshine needed sunshine i got rain ♪ ♪ then i saw her face ♪ now i'm a believer ♪ not a trace of doubt in my mind ♪ ♪ i'm in love ♪ i'm a believer ♪ i couldn't leave her if i tried ♪ ♪ not if i tried
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your morning commute. >> we have an accident on the south bay what's sticking around here on the northbound side, just cleared from the slowing, but it took about a half an hour for that to happen. the rest of the south bay, including 87 and 85, that's one of the last to pick itself up there. we do have some delays for b.a.r.t, ten minute delays, heading toward s.f.o. daily in san francisco. minor delays there, but if you're outside, i guess that's improving. >> and sunshine for most of the bay area today, close to 71 degrees in san francisco, even 73 around santa cruz, but look out along the coast, next couple of days we're going to see some waves coming in, 13 to 15-foot swells by wednesday morning. so big surf coming on in, but no worries about rain obviously through the end of the week. temperatures in the 70s and 80s.
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60s and 70s along the coast. investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a four-alarm fire in the south bay early this morning. it happened at san jose metals which is a recycling shop. the smoke drifted across highway 101. crews were working to put out the hot spots, now the center recycles plastic and metals but flames burned the back of both buildings. city leaders will announce the creation of more than 1,000 new jobs. the four season is a local oakland company that makes sunroofs and other home products and today's announcement will happen at 2:30 this afternoon. more local news in a half an hour and we return to the "today" show in just a minute. hi! welcome to progressive.com.
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go-gurt is specially made to freeze and thaw by lunch time? so kids can have their favorite yogurt in their lunch box go-gurt. freeze it. thaw it. eat it up. from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hi, everybody. we're so glad you're with us today. it is fun day. it is november 1st. can you believe it? start of a brand-new month. >> and it is national cleavage day, clearly. that's really bad. >> sorry. >> i told you after 50, they morph. they are the morphing mammaries after 50. >> stop.
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>> they are. how was your weekend? i know you're getting ready for your big move and you're probably in moving hell, right? >> shredding and tearing up and throwing away and trying to get stuff. we couldn't get the couch out of my front door. >> how did you get it? >> i don't know. i was going to get the -- we spent an hour and 15 minutes, it was jammed in the door, it is still in the apartment. we can't get it out. that's it. i'm trying to -- >> leave it there for the next tenant. >> i might. it was halloween weekend and hannah was the cutest thing. >> the same thing she -- look at her! >> last time she was a ballerina butterfly. now she's just a ballerina. she decided to -- how cute? come on. >> that family, she's adorable. >> how was your halloween? >> ours was kind of quiet. i spent all day saturday not what you were doing, i have a 17-year-old daughter, and i think she's a hoarder. you know, i -- i just -- i reached the end where i couldn't -- >> what did she say? >> you can't even see her.
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when you go into the bathroom and she's getting ready, you can't see her. you hear the hair dryer going and blonde hair, but every bottle of shampoo she ever had in her life is still in there. >> did you throw it away without asking her? >> yes. >> was she mad when she got home? >> i am so organized, i'm so -- >> she was mad. >> no, she wasn't. she was grateful. she has the lead in her school play and she's under so much pressure. she's athena in "the odyssey." she had like 200 pages of -- and it is not just, hey, how are you doing? it is not that kind of -- it is, you know, and they came swarming like -- and it is -- >> doesn't make sense. >> i got to sit through this thing twice. >> i'll sit through it once with you. >> saturday i'm going to see rob mathes, doing a huge, huge thing in greenwich at christ church in greenwich that is the psalms. >> you love that. >> two orchestras and two choirs. i had to ask cas if i could get
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out of her third performance to go see my friend. >> aren't you nice? >> yes. >> people have been telling us about our great fight that we haven't seen this was from our halloween show, you were lucy. >> you know, i didn't see it. >> okay, that was the -- >> that's the original. >> that's the original, obviously. >> a few years ago. and this is -- >> i like it in black and white. i look huge. is that the camera angle or is it the outfit? >> no, it's you. >> here's the thing, i thing the rule was ethel had to be 16 pounds heavier. look at ricky getting in on it. look at ricky getting in on the whole thing. >> oh, my gosh. >> look, right there. right there. oh, oh! it looks just like lucy. i was at a couple of book signings this weekend and that's what they said. when you opened your mouth in that freaky way that you do, it looked like lucy. >> you know what terrifies me,
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frank called and said, oh, did you look great in that. you should wear your hair like that all the time. i said it's a wig, frank. i look at -- i'm lucy. you don't look anything like her. oh, boy, i love that. what? >> you look like a dead ringer. i am huge. what is that? i know. i know. that was bad. >> oh, my gosh. >> it was fun. it was fun. we did it and, okay, so then -- >> i was finding grapes in -- >> that's it. that's it. >> in places i didn't know i had for the entire weekend. >> stained for life. i know. blue, nasty. >> i had to go it bloomingdale's afterwards before i went home. oh, blue everywhere. >> there are people who are -- who were in their halloween costumes. >> apparently. >> and decided they wanted to see if they could pull off you and -- >> and hoda. >> and me. we have lauren shaffer and her roommate. that looks like an "snl" skit.
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lauren shaffer from bloomington, indiana. okay. i have a dress just like that. sad. then we have jared jones and keith greiger. are those boys? >> those are boys. >> wait, wait, wait. those are. okay. okay, that's hilarious, with the wine boxes. yours has the beard. okay. and then our very own debbie -- was that debbie and barry? >> don't have it. >> we don't have it? oh, no. okay, debbie and her husband barry dressed up like us. >> who was whom? >> doesn't matter. >> oh, yeah. who do you think? >> who do i think? who do we think? >> barry was probably you. >> i got in trouble. everyone's so funny. >> if you have been stopped during yur life and said, oh, my gosh, you look just like hoda or you look just like kathie lee, we have got a little fun thing coming up. starting today, we're going to be looking for the two ladies who can double for us. what they have to do is send a
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current picture. >> yes, it's got to -- so it has to look like this hair and this everything. >> a current one. >> we want to see, pretend someone stops you on the streets of new york and says,ng hey, yo look just like kathie lee. if that happened, send in your picture to klgandhoda.com and we have a surprise for you that we can't reveal yet. we don't know what it is. but it's going to be good. the entries must be in by tuesday, november 9th at 2:00 p.m. i love our cutoff time. 2:00 exactly eastern time. >> it will be fun. it will be fun. >> i'm curious to see some of the -- i like some of the costumes i saw on tv. a lot of them were the chilean miners, did you see that? dressed up like the chilean miners with the tube, walking through the village. >> we didn't get very many trick-or-treaters last night. no. >> any snookis or -- >> no. it was kind of a dull -- >> was it? >> yeah. >> so in the paper on sunday, this got a lot of attraction, there is a story called the great unwashed. and there are people who are
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trying to make their mark, in "the new york timestimes" sunda style section, not washing because they think it looks fashionably unkept. >> one guy doesn't wash his hair because all the oil in his hair, it makes it easier for him to groom it the way he likes it to look. no one wants to come near him, but it looks good. a lot of people say they're doing it for the environment, trying to save water. one woman says all she needs is some lemon juice. >> they do those baths you talk about. >> yes, the hooker baths and the -- >> the bathtubs. this is what we -- we have this thing coming up all week where we're talking about issues, odor. >> "today's" body odor, bad breath, gas. >> and dandruff. >> and dandruff. wouldn't it be sad if you had all four. one is manageable. but all four. >> we're going to talk about all thosey things.
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>> and how it impacts those around you. and jill has something to share with us. >> black memo today, huh? >> we have a mike issue here. i'll just hold it. okay. during the month of november, you know how we all walk through the grocery store and grab something we don't really need or an extra hair band with when we're in the drugstore and we spend, i don't know, on a latte that we don't really need. what i'm asking everyone to do is take a white envelope and save $5 a day for the month of november. and at the end of the month, you'll have $150, that's genius, and we'll give you ten options you can buy yourself and splurge for the holidays. so everybody is going to save $5. we're starting. >> so $5 a day. >> $5 a day and the entire month of november, the november challenge, so that $5 you can spend on something you don't really need and at the end of the month, we'll buy something fabulous for the holidays. >> okay. thank you, jill.
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>> thank you. my mike and i are -- >> we got a lot of stuff to do. we also have -- i think we better do "everyone has a story ". th this coming thursday, we'll take a pause for -- we'll be calling anna chang wang from waukegan, illinois. she wrote a beautiful letter for her sister shannon. her sister offered to donate her eggs, the in vitro worked, so anna, are you there? >> yes. >> so you have two beautiful little baby twins, huh? boys? >> they're 2 1/2. >> but you immediately said my sister will do this for me, right? did we lose you, anna? we lost her. all right, anyway, hopefully she'll say yes and she'll be on the plane tomorrow to come -- >> what a sweet thing to honor her sister. think that's one of the great things that a sister can do for the other. i can't believe that. i can't wait until we meet both
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of them, together. >> and christian knoll will be with us on thursday to sing. >> what is your favorite thing, girl? >> someone said this to me, i don't eat sweets, but i took one little tiny -- it was so delicious. it is called chosen apples and honey ice cream, chozen.com. this is green -- chunks of green apple, like, in that and with honey in it. isn't that good? >> mm-hmm. >> what is yours? >> mine is, i did this davines line last week, i don't usually do things twice, but i tried this body lotion cream, it is -- it -- smell it. it soaks into your skin, it feels so good, it goes away quickly so it is not all greasy. >> not sticky. >> but it is the best. you can also apparently put it on the ends of your hair, mull multiple uses. >> it smells clean to me. >> davines.
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>> my favorite thing is something called a glam globe, which i put yours up there. this is a little ring, get them at glamglobes.com, $19.99, free shipping, a portion goes to charity. you can slide the tray out underneath and keep changing the images. i got forward for hoda and yours is frank and you. it just -- >> a picture of you and frank. >> a fun, playful ring and it is cute and i love it. >> i love that. >> i look like lucille ball. >> thank you, sara. up next, we have actress stephanie powers, she speaks from the heart. >> such a sweet lady and what a life she has lived. she'll tell us all about it right after this. just got more powerful. introducing precise from the makers of tylenol. precise pain relieving cream works quickly to activate sensory receptors. it helps block pain signals fast for relief you can feel precisely where you need it most. precise.
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having an illustrious career on stage and on screen, but it was her role opposite robert wagner in "hart to hart" that made her a household name. >> now she writes about her life in her new book called "one from the hart." what a beautiful picture too on the book. >> thank you. >> and a beautiful life. >> it has been an adventure, that's for sure. >> why an adventure, yes. literally peaks. >> peaks and valleys. lots of peaks and valleys. but the whole idea of even doing a book was never anything that i
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entertained, i never really wanted to do it. i was too busy living life and thinking as we all do about the next thing, not going back over the past because it is usually pointless. >> can't change it. >> can't change it and sometimes it is painful. so we like to turn the page and go on. >> but something happened in your life. >> a couple of things happened in my life. i got cancer. i was recovering from cancer surgery and my mother -- my mom died before i had my surgery. and as a result of our great relationship, and that sort of -- she was a pistol. >> she was -- >> when she was almost 80 years old, i took her on a trip to india, and on the way home she -- there were friends that were giving us a dinner party and she sort of disappeared and said i'll be back and she went away with some ladies and came back a couple of hours later with a diamond in her nose. >> doesn't everybody? >> and i said, of course, when i
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opened the door and i saw her in the room and i opened the door and she was stand there ashen. i said the only thing a girl could say to her mother under those circumstances, i said what possessed you to do that? >> are you a lot like your mom? >> role reversal. >> are you a lot like her? >> i guess probably yes. i guess so. >> talk about how she was a stabilizing force in your life, but also taught you about fun and set you out on a life of dance and -- >> there were no stop signs. i think i was raised with no stop signs. but i was also raised with all of that practical stuff, which was about if this doesn't work out, you ought to have something to back it up, and that life was more than just standing in front of a camera and because i had a lot of curiosities about life and the world, i pursued those and i didn't realize until i was reliving an awful lot of that by looking at her diaries just how much of the world that i
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experienced that we -- some of the places you can't go back to because it is worth your life to go there. some of the people that i had the privilege of meeting -- >> incredible. >> astonishing. >> the people that they just don't make anymore, the cloth has been, you know, they have lost the recipe for make that cloth. >> what do you think people will take away from your book, stefanie? >> i think that we are living life so quickly that we forget what it was like only yesterday. and i mean only yesterday, i mean ten years ago, before twitter, facebook, life was so different. we did take time, i think, to communicate with each other more. >> today peopis turn off techno day. >> you hear it more and more. you hear people more and more saying, i just can't bear it anymore. i don't want to look at this thing. >> and everybody should just grab your book and -- now that
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they finished hoda's, and cozy up and read it, turn everything off. it is quite a read, very -- just sweet to see. a horse bit my hand off. >> well, almost. we wish you -- that's another story, that's for the next book. >> we wish you a happy birthday on your book launch tomorrow. good luck with the buck. >> thank you. up next, actor zach galfinakis. that and more in "today's buzz" and charlie sheen. that sof over $450 a year, with monthly plan premiums less than $15 and copays as low as $2. with savings like these, you have more time to remember what it's really all about. enroll starting november 15. ♪ go to walmart.com for details.
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>> it was quite the weekend, andy cohen is the host of bravo's "watch what happens." no rest for mr. sheen, huh? >> no. well, several websites are reporting that he partied it up all weekend, but his -- it is allegations and his people are saying, no, no, he was great, he was watching the football game yesterday. i believe these are the same people who said that he had food allergies after the plaza hotel. >> the girl who was in the bathroom, she's doing something, right? >> yes. the prostitute is -- >> she doesn't like to be called that. she's a porn star. >> well, all right. the porn star is allegedly suing. so -- >> on what basis?
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>> she felt threatened. her life felt threatened. she felt like he threatened her life. i'm looking for gloria allred to turn the corner with this lady. she's going to have a press conference with the crying porn star. >> you did it again. >> no, i got it right. >> a big rally in d.c. with colbert and jon stewart. >> around 200,000 people showed up. i thought the highlight was cat stevens coming out. we haven't seen cat stevens in a very long time. >> he's not called cat stevens anymore. >> he's not, yousef islam, he sang peace train while ozzy osbourne came out and sang crazy train. >> what is the point, though? >> i think -- well, the point was to restore sanity and i think the point was, you know, jon stewart at the end actually made a pretty incredible speech, which was the only serious moment of the day that was
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really just meant to be fun and nonpartisan. >> great to be civil. >> it was about toning it down and it was also -- he really condemned cable news. for someone who has made such a name parodying cable news, he came out at the end of the day and said the noise is killing the political process and this has gotten to be too much. >> okay. >> okay. >> so zach galifianakis. >> zach galifianakis. >> is that how you pronounce it? >> yes, it is. he lit up a fatty on bill maher's show over the weekend. they were talking about -- the other panelist smelled it and said, wow, this actually -- they were talking about legalizing marijuana. >> did she too? >> no, she just smelled it. >> his point was, look, if you smoke a joint, it actually is -- he was trying to untaboo it, trying to show people that he's not going to go run around the set killing dinosaurs.
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>> did he go jail? >> you know, it is legal in california. if he has a prescription for medical marijuana, then -- >> if it is not. >> i'm thinking maybe "watch what happens live", that's one thing we don't do on our show. >> you do everything on your show which i experienced sadly. >> sadly? is that what you said under your breath? >> that was not under my breath. >> snooki, the pickle princess. she knows her way around a pickle. she was the pickle princess. there she is, that adorable little thing. >> that little snooks. >> yes, yes. >> all right. >> we have got a lot to get to. body odor. >> body odor and our newest member of the joy fit club after this break. >> nice talking to you. ♪
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around, again, that's no cow, ron. >> temperatures as we head through the afternoon today, pretty nice day bay area wide, from here we're going to continue to warm up as we head through the middle part of the week. a cooler start, taking a little longer to break up, but decent amp, highs in the low 70s. 70s and 80s inland, 60s and low 70s along the coast and a bit cooler approaches the weekend. time now 10:27, more news after the break.
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u.s. ninth circuit court of appeals in session right now in san francisco. the court is hearing arguments for and against arizona's comprehensive immigration bill. president obama took arizona to court last summer claiming it interferes with federal immigration prerogatives and violated the u.s. constitution. the case is being held in san francisco because the ninth circuit court of appeals handless cases in nine western states. the game is being played in texas but you can still join thousands of giants fans watching the game at civic's center plaza in san francisco. the city will air tonight's game on big screen tv. you should show up early and use public transportation to get there.
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it's a family event so food is sold, but no alcohol. tonight's game starts at 4:57, and it could be the final one in the world series if the giants begin. thanks for joining us this morning, have a great one. see you tomorrow. "body talk" is brought to you by new listerine zero, zero alcohol, less intense. we're back on this fun day with a special series we're calling "body talk with kathie lee and hoda." what a topic. today we're tackling body odor. >> we try to prevent it, we worry about it and sometimes we don't even know we have it. but no one really wants to talk about it. making many of us grateful for the comic relief of jerry. >> do you smell something? >> do i smell something?
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what am i, hard of smelling? of course i smell something. >> what is it? >> i think it's b.o. >> body odor is a huge concern to people. it is a source of intense embarrassment, insecurity. >> i am constantly checking myself for body odor. >> body odor, i think of sort of a smell coming out of someone's body. >> body has become a huge industry. we spend over $2 billion a year on body odor products. >> antiperspirants and sticks and gels and roll-ones, so much to choose from. >> on a daily basis, i win three to four products. >> when i was single, i used one product, a bar of soap. >> people are really embarrassed about it, it is hard to broach it with the another person unless you're related to that person. >> i would not tell anyone they have body odor. i wouldn't want to hurt their feelings. >> i have told people about their body odor why he. >> i will let a friend know if they're less than fresh.
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>> i think it is okay to tell someone they're smelling today. it is like someone having their zipper open, they don't know. sometimes you can't always smell what is right under our nose. >> dr. susan taylor is a dermatologist and leslie carlin is an etiquette expert for tripadviser.com. >> you smell delightful, by the way. >> thank you. >> what is the difference between an antiperspirant and deodorant? >> deodorants will mask or cover up body odor, and sometimes they decrease the bacteria on the skin, that leads to body odor. where as antiperspirants will decrease the sweat and it is the bacterial breaking down sweat that also causes body odor. >> some people predisposed to having worse b.o. than others, is it just part of how you're made? >> the answer is yes and no. you might notice that young children before puberty don't have body odor, they don't have glands. and elderly people don't have
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body odor. it is that time in between, right. and we notice also that men have more body odor than women do. >> yes. >> why is that? >> they have larger glands and secrete more sweat. >> people are embarrassed to tell someone that they have b.o. we don't say the word, we have to use the initials. what is the right way to tell someone? >> i think if it is becoming enough of an issue that it is affecting your relationship with someone you have to speak up, it is a kind thing to do to include them in on what's going on. key things, be kind about it, do it in private always, and make sure you make it clear that if the situation were reversed you would want them to tell you. >> what if someone sits next to you in the cubicle really is rank, and you want to say something, but you have to -- you're not -- it is like 24/7, but it's enough. >> in an office setting it is a little more difficult than friend to friend or with a family member. i would talk to your boss and
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let them have the -- >> you would go to hr? >> yeah. they have to deal with that. >> hr about the b.o. >> and another thing to notice is that there are some people who don't have the sense of smell, so they can't smell the chemmical that causes body odor so they might not know it. >> and isn't a lot of it what you eat? if you eat garlic, it comes through your skin. >> garlic, onions, curry, and alcohol. >> why are you looking at us like that? that was rude what she just did. >> alcohol has been reported to increase body odor. >> has it really? >> it has, for real. >> all right, so -- there are people who like to go au naturale. people think it is okay. what was your take on that? >> well, i mean, i don't think that's a nice thing to do for the good of the rest of society. you have to -- basic hygiene is common courtesy, i think. >> but somehow we all got along
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all those centuries when none of these products existed. >> well, i think the aroma in the air was quite significant back then. yeah. >> how about this? real quick, i was on a long, long flight back from visiting my sister from dubai and i sat by someone who was ripe. >> 14 hours. >> 14 hours. i whispered to the flight attendant, i was jammed in and he was huge and he was oozing over. what was the right thing to do in that situation? >> that happens all the time. we did a survey and i think it was 40% of people said that's the number one reason they try to change their seat on a plane. >> were you able to, i forget? >> yes, but wasn't for the first hour because they said let's wait and see. i was like with the gas mask, wasn't good. >> i think what is a good thing to do is you can't really say something, because it is not like they can go and shower on the plane, bring something with you that smells good to you and use that for relief. i have a -- where is it? just a little lip balm that
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happens to smell fantastic. and i've been known to pull that out on the plane when i need to. >> got it. thanks, ladies. >> we got to run. thanks so much. tomorrow we get to talk about flatulence. >> i know you can't wait. >> fun to say. how facebook helped this young woman drop 135 pounds and change her life right after this. catamaran sailor. i can my own homemade jam, apricot. and i really love my bank's raise your rate cd. i'm sorry, did you say you'd love a pay raise asap ? uh, actually, i said i love my bank's raise your rate cd. you spent 8 days lost at sea ? no, uh... you love watching your neighbors watch tv ? at ally, you'll love our raise your rate cd that offers a one-time rate increase if our current rates go up. ally. do you love your bank ?
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"look at me now, the joy fit club" and the newest member about to be induetectived. >> it is melissa. >> i've been overweight since i was 6. in third grade i had to go to physical therapy for gross motor issues. i couldn't skip like the other kids, and i never learned how to ride a bike. i was aware of getting bigger and bigger, but i tried to hide it. the most painful part of being overweight was the loneliness. i was not able to keep up with the preschoolers that i teach, and could not love myself enough to be in a dating relationship. food was a possession and a comfort. at my heaviest i was 340 pounds. i was on blood pressure medicine, i had horrible asthma and i was dying a slow death. one morning i woke up and was tired of living in pain and decided that i would change my life. i wanted to do it all in the public eye, posting it every
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week on facebook. i joined weight watchers online and started counting points. i started an exercise regiment. it to be me a year and a half to lose 100 pounds and now i'm completely off my blood pressure medicine and two weeks ago i ran the detroit half marathon. i feel like i can do anything. i'm healthy now and i'm never going back. >> wow. >> wow. what a great story. we're going to meet melissa in a moment. first, let's check in with leader of the joy fit pack, miss joy bauer herself. >> with lucy and ethel. >> lucy. oh, lucy. >> best ever. >> thank you, joy. this is amazing. >> she's such a great perfect feel good for a monday. she's this beautiful woman, but she's got this amazing spirit and determination. and one of the things that was her downfall when she was heavier and gaining all this weight was her portion distortion. she ate gargantuan portions of everything. now she diligently reads labels,
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she measures portions, and she has continued to lose an amazing amount of weight. >> i was so moved by what she said about the loneliness is the hardest part of it. >> she's loving life now. she started this journey a little over two years ago and she is just full speed ahead. >> let's check out the portions. >> one of the common things she was overeating was cereal. and she would have four servings of cereal in the morning. she is still eating the same foods, the same cereal, but whipping out a measuring cup and she's measuring one serving of cereal. >> that looks crazy big to me. >> it does. >> you think it is healthy, you're going to eat more of it. >> let's go to the other two and then we'll bring her out. >> potato chips, eating out of the bag, going through 11 ervings. she goes for the bake version now but portions out one serving. in terms of popcorn, instead of the large bag of popcorn, she's buying smaller bags and also she's buying the 94% reduced fast. from three servings to one serving. >> you get used to it.
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we'll meet melissa. here is melissa's before picture. all right, melissa, let's see the new you. wow! hello! you look great! >> look at that dress. >> can i tell you something, i love the whole facebook portion of this. that was so smart. what made you decide to do it so publicly? >> i decided that it was smart to be in the public eye. and what's the best way, i'm not a celebrity, how do i go in the public eye. >> for the incentive of it. >> yes. >> accountability. so i had friends from high school, friends from college, that kind of thing. and then it just grew more and more people, and i have over 2,000 friends. >> you're on a roll. >> i know, right? >> congratulation on the half marathon, on losing all the weight. >> i'm so happy for you. this changed your life, huh? >> your first medal from the ha half marathon. >> we're so proud of you. keep it up. we appreciate you coming.
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time for "today's beauty" and advice from mothers to daughters from other own beauty editor, miss bobbi brown. >> so easy for teenage girls to mistake advice from their moms as criticism, so here to help mothers help their daughters feel their very best while doing the same for themselves is bobbi with tips off the pages of her fabulous new book called "beauty rules ". >> how many books is this for you? >> it is six. >> "beauty rules." this is unique. >> my last book was ten years ago. it is an update. as a mother of three boys, i give advice really good to other people's girls. >> but are kids wearing more makeup? >> they are wearing more makeup. it is okay. there is nothing wrong with it if you teach them how to wear
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the right makeup to make them look better. >> a lot of girls think the moms are criticizing me. >> moms have to be careful. they mean the best, when the mother says, look, my daughter has this, can you helper? ? y you have to be careful because there can be sensitive issues here. >> we'll start with barbara and paige. who is barbara and paige? >> they look so pretty and they have such amazing eyes. their eyes are completely standout eyes. what we did is on mom we lined the whole eye and we made her eye stand out and we really just evened out her skin and made her look fresh and pretty. >> i like that. >> and she looks polished and paige, since she's younger, we wanted to even out her skin, and give her just a little bit of a liner on top. and remind me again how old are you? >> 15. >> she's 15. she would not be wearing this makeup to school, but this might be okay for a party. not too much makeup for school, right, mom? >> i always think so. >> what should kids wear to school at that age? >> it depends on their personality. i think a touch of liner is
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okay, a touch of a cover-up, every young girl needs a cover stick to cover a blemish and lip gloss, no lipstick. >> what about mascara? >> mascara always, yes, definitely. >> let's move to our other ladies, angela and daija, beautiful mother and daughter. >> hello. >> they're done. >> they have makeup on. we have evened out their skin and they wanted to wear color. i'll try this without glasses, you can hold this. >> good luck. >> it is not about a perfect application. it is just about getting color that really you apply it on the bottom lip, and this is a pop of color and because her makeup is so clean, oops, i should have worn my glasses, because her makeup is so pretty and clean -- >> you did not line her? >> we did not. if you line, by the way, line after. it is not like the days when we were -- we used the line all over. no, you line after. >> okay. >> but i think even just making it a little bit of a blot is modern, it is pretty, it is not overdone. >> what about for daija down
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there. >> she has on a lip gloss. she loves pink. this shows you how a lot of women with dark skin are afraid of pink. look how beautiful it looks. and this is a bright pink and it is a gloss. and you don't need a mirror for this. >> it does look great. >> it is really pretty. >> you're right. >> so what's the biggest mistake then that teens are making as we close this out? >> i think a lot of girls are not confident with their own beauty. and it is about feeling about yourself, and when you feel good, you look good, right? >> all righty, thanks so much, bobbi. thank you, ladies. >> terrific. up next, we have some contortionists that you're not going to believe, the big apple circus is in town, they're right in our studio.
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filled with incredible feats and fancy footwork, dance on is winning rave reviews. >> and ring master kevin venardos is ready to jump through hoops for us today. thank you for coming. >> thank you so much for having us. >> you have a new pbs documentary coming out. >> there is a pbs documentary that will air november 3rd at 9:00 p.m. eastern time. check it out, local listings. but it is a fascinating behind the scenes look at what is going on right now live virtually every day at lincoln center in new york city through the 9th of january, the 33rd edition of the big apple circus. >> we're going to -- let's take a look and watch some of the dancers. >> these ladies are from mongolia. they're unbelievable contorti contortioni contortionists. ♪
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