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and emotional and physical issues. that's what demi lovato's publicist says about her reasons that's what demi lovato's publicist says about her reasons for entering a rehab. captions paid for by nbc-universal television welcome to today on this tuesday election day. >> the election is finally here. >> and all voters will decide all 435 house seats, 37 spots in the senate and 37 governors races today. there are two other numbers to keep in mind, the numbers 39 and 10. as republicans seek to gain 39
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seats to take back the house and ten to take back the senate. if you're a parent, this commercial has probably caught your attention, a program that promises to give your children a jump-start on learning by teaching a young child to read. can you actually teach a young child to read in the first place? is civility dead? it's become normal for people to yell to get their way and to talk loudly on their phones in public places. how did we become so rude as a society? we'll get into that. let's begin with our decision 2010 coverage of today's election. plus we're going to talk to the chairman of the republican national committee and the president of the governor's association. >> reporter: it is finally here and voters get their say today
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at polling places around the country. after this long season and an angry mood in the country, it seems more likely that democrats could hold on to the senate, but for the house of representatives, after today, it could be under new management. in ohio, today's election has lyrics. >> i'm a [ bleep ] republican. that's what i are. >> country legend hank williams jr. set the sage for the top republican that could become speaker of house. john boehner will return to washington tonight. >> look out. >> reporter: he called president obama's get out the vote message to latinos calls him the enemy. >> mr. president, that word isn't enemies, they're patriots. >> reporter: today nevada voters could topple the most powerful democrat in the senate.
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>> we love harry reid! >> reporter: harry reid is struggling against tea party conservative sharon angle. the first lady made her pitch for reid personal. >> i am proud to be here supporting him today. now harry's not just a great leader, harry is a good man. >> reporter: democrats in washington say they're nervous today for three term incumbent senator patty murray. >> i need your help and support to make sure i'm back there fighting for you, for middle class families. >> reporte >> it's kind of crazy that people understand and get it. >> reporter: back home in delaware, the vice president's on defense. >> rock these folks. don't let this happen. >> reporter: joe biden found a warm and fuzzy way to warn against voting republican. >> folks, these are a different breed of cat, this is not your
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father's republican party. >> reporter: while in west virginia, democrat joe manchin has tried to appear much more conservative. and bill clinton seemed to approve. >> i told joe on the way in, i can't figure out why the tea party hasn't endorsed him. >> reporter: and president obama has taken a more behind the scenes approach, he's done a couple of radio interviews in local and national stations, from urban to pop, even doing an interview with ryan sechrest. alaska's three-way senate race is one of the most watched in the country and that has a lot to do with someone who isn't even on the ballot, sarah palin. >> reporter: well, sarah palin has certainly inserted herself into this senate race which has many wondering what the results could mean for her future. alaska's senate candidates
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making their final push, joe miller, the republican tea party favorite is struggling against write-in candidate incumbent candidate lisa murkowski, if the republican vote is split, that could help democrat scott mcadams, but the race is also a referendum on sarah palin, she's thrown her support behind miller and helped him take the gop nomination from murkowski this summer. but now polls show miller faltering. >> if murkowski wins, this will be a black eye for sarah palin. >> reporter: sarah palin's national reputation will be bruised by a loss in her home state where it may look like she was too interested in settling old family feuds. >> sarah palin beat lisa murkowski's father, that's how she became governor. >> i'm running against joe miller and scott mcadams and that's my focus.
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>> reporter: palin has ratcheted up her -- nationally palin's been on the front line in leading the gop attacks on president obama. >> how's that hopey changey stuff working out for you? if there's nobody else to do it, of course i believe we should do this. >> reporter: palin is now fired up about a political article that claims gop leaders are trying to, quote, stop her from running in 2012 because they're afraid she would lose to president obama. according to the conservative website, palin called politico reporters pubby kicking, chain smoking porn producers. >> if they would man up and make these claims against me, then i can debate them, i can talk about it. but they're making stuff up
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again. >> reporter: now in one of palin's latest tweets, she calls today freedom day, as for the race itself, if that write in option comes out on top or if the results are close, polling official also have to count all of those write in ballots by hand, which means we might not know the winner here in alaska for weeks. meredith? >> oh, great, kristen welker, thanks so much. chuck todd is nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent, david gregory is moderator of "meet the press". >> we talked about surprises at this stage of the campaign, will the only surprise tomorrow be if the republicans don't get that net 39 seats they need in the house to take control? >> i think that's right. let's look at the numbers, democrats are playing an away game on republican turf. look at what the democrats hold
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49 districts that john mccain carried. they only need 39 to win, they could do it if they just win seats that john mccain carried. this has been a nationalized election on health care and on cap and trade. 51 democrats sit in districts that president kerry, president obama kerry voted for these things. you put that together and we're looking at 100 democratic districts and that's why you hear some republicans saying i would be more surprised if we didn't win 60 than if we came up short. >> if you come up with 50 on the republican side, you've got a 23-seat majority. you can do the math, it just goes down. what does that mean for their legislative agenda? >> it means the republican party is going to have a much more conservative small government party and a republican majority if it comes to that. what it means according to one republican i spoke to, big bush tax cuts and look for house
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republicans to repeal health care. they can only pass that out of a house that looks that. >> take us to the senate, more of an uphill battle for the republicans there, they need to gain a net of ten seats. >> here's their path to ten if they get it tonight, four they believe they have in the bank, that's north dakota, arkansas, indiana and wisconsin. so they need to find six more. check out these three in yellow. these are if you believe there is wind at the republicans' back, then they're going to win pennsylvania, they're going to win illinois and they're going to win colorado. colorado and illinois democrats still believe are a true toss up. but to get to ten, they need to find three of these states in red. west virginia closes at 7:30, if democrats hold this, i think they hold the senate, pure and simple. but if republicans win this, then all they need to do is find two more out here, you've got nevada, that's a coin flip and you've got washington and
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california. california looks like it's probably not going to be there for the republicans. washington state, we talked about alaska for weeks, some think washington state could be the one that takes weeks to find out. >> a lot of these tight races in the senate are in states that are not particularly hostile to democrats. >> you mentioned nevada inn right there, we have got sharon angle and harry reid, what do you see happening there? >> 12% of the vote, the hispanic vote in nevada, very important for harry reid to get those voters out. they did not get immigration reform that reid was pushing for. h >> a couple of weeks ago it seemed that joe miller had this thing wrapped up. now lisa murkowski is making a come back. is it a toss up at this stage? >> will people go in there and figure out how to write murkowski's name? sarah palin's political future is on the line. to say i stood up to sarah palin
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and i took her on and i beat her. this will be a big embarrassment for sarah palin if she can't pull this one off. >> a word of warning, colorado i know you think is important. you think washington state is a fire wall for the democrats? >> i do. and we talked about washington state is a place where the economy isn't so bad, it isn't like the rest of the country, number one. number two you have a democrat who has run as good of a campaign for an incumbent as you can possibly have. it's right on the margin, democrats feel like in a normal year they definitely hold it. >> she's personally popular if washington is the culprit here. >> washington, d.c. >> washington, d.c., right. >> when you all join us tomorrow morning, and you will, what is the headline we're going to be talking about? >> i think this is a new era for the republican party, for the tea party, i think the new elephant in the room is going to be the tea party and it's influence on washington. >> david gregory, chuck todd,
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you have a long night ahead of you. former virginia governor tim kaine is the chairman of the democratic national committee. mississippi governor haley barbour is chairman of the republican governor's association. good morning to both of you. governor kaine, if i can start with you, you predicted that the democrats would hold on to the house and the senate, but the house majority whip james clyburn says if you believe the polls, it's going to be close to a bloodbath for the democrats. do you still hold to your predictions. >> yeah, meredith, the other guys are saying they're going to take both houses i say we're going to maintain both houses. i agree with chuck and david, the senate seems to be an easier one for us now. here's the path for us in the house. the republicans will win a number of seats, they hold -- democrats are in 49 districts right now that voted for john mccain, but what most folks don't factor in is there are republican seats that we're going to win. we think we have got great shots at picking up seats in delaware,
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maybe a couple of seats in florida, illinois, hawaii, louisiana, and every seat that's a republican seat we pick up makes the math harder for the other guys. it's an uphill battle. but we like the early voting that we're seeing in these states and we definitely feel like we have a shot. >> governor barbour, what do the numbers say to you? >> nothing is ever a given in politics, i think it's more likely the republicans will win a majority of the senate, though it's still possible. and a lot of close races, in for governors, i think we'll pick up several and a lot of close races, in for governors, i think we'll pick up several governors, at least to where we have 30 or more republican governors at the close of the election. >> governor kaine, last week in a radio interview, the president referred to republicans as enemies. he has since retracted that and
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said he should have said opponents not enemies. but let's speak to the mindset of democrats in this election cycle. instead of being the party of compromise, now this is really a them against us attitude. >> well, now, look, you have to give a discount to a lot of things said in the last ten days. it's good what the president said. he was talking about the republican complete opposition to immigration reform, the fact that no republican senators would vote for the dream act in the senate. and that even republican senators who were in favor of immigration reform three or four years ago have now backed away from it. and so he was talking about the position of republicans on clear immigration issues. he used the phrase that he then yesterday said, you know what, i should have used opponents. that kind of thing happens in the last ten days. >> governor barbour, i can move on to you and the tea party. that's obviously played a very critical role in this election.
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but moving forward, do you see leaders like yourself trying to fold itself into the republican party or will it stand alone separate? >> i think one of the most important political news this year is that tea party candidates have not run as third party candidates, they have not done like ross perot did, they have run as republicans. if they had run as republicans that would have been tim kaine's fondest dream. it would have split the anti-obama vote and split the conservative vote. i think the tea party will continue to be part of the republican party. many of them were republicans to start with. the real story of the tea party is these are people who may or may not have been republicans or independents or even conservative democrats who are motivated to get up off the couch and go out and do something because they are so against the policies of the obama administration. and i think they will continue to be active in politics, which is healthy for republicans, and i think also for the body politic. >> do you think they're going to set the agenda in washington? >> no, the president will set the agenda in washington. i think that's one of the things
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the news media needs to be very careful about. if the republicans win the majority in the house and the democrats continue to have a majority in the senate, the president's going to continue to have the megaphone. he's going to be the one setting the agenda, but what republicans will do is republicans will adhere to what the voters vote for. they're going to be cutting spending. they're going to be reducing the deficits. they're going to try to repeal and replace the health care reform bill. if they can't repeal it, they're going to try to change it so you wouldn't recognize it. they're going to be faithful to what the voters vote for tonight. >> all right, and ten seconds left, tim kaine, i'll give you the last word here. >> republicans have said what they want to do. mitch mcconnell said the top priority is making sure that president obama is a one-term president. >> thank you both for joining us this morning. and you can follow all the
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election night returns with nbc news, beginning at 9:00, 8:00 central time. let's get a check of the other headlines of the morning. natalee is filling in for ann, who's on assignment. election duty, as well. good morning, everyone. u.s. officials now say three suspicious packages intercepted back in september may have been a dry run for last week's attempted mail bombings. those boxes were filled with papers, books and other materials. meantime, federal investigators say last friday's mail bombs were wired to detonators that used cell phone technology, but it's still unclear whether those detonators would have been set off by phone calls or an internal alarm. we are going to have much more on this in a few minutes. greek police say a bomb has exploded at the swiss embassy in athens, but no injuries have been reported. earlier this morning, police were investigating a suspicious package at the bulgarian embassy. on monday, two men described as domestic political extremists were arrested, suspected of
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plotting mail bomb attacks in greece. a federal appeals court has extended the military's don't ask, don't tell policy indefinitely. the government is challenging an earlier court's ruling that gay service members is unconstitutional. officials say americans were killed in separate incidents in the past four days in the violent border city of juarez. a new study finds the children of mothers who ate a lot of peanuts during pregnancy are at an increased risk of having a strong sensitivity or allergy to peanuts. but researchers say the direct link to a mother's consumption of peanuts and allergies is not clear. they stop short saying mothers should avoid peanuts. one of the miners rescued from chile is taking on his next challenge. edison pena will run the new york city marathon. he was nicknamed "the runner"
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because he ran six miles while trapped underground. after 56 days of waiting, they are finally the world series champs. the san francisco giants beat the texas rangers last night in game five. thousands of fans burst into cheers in san francisco streets a parade is planned for tomorrow. congratulations to the giants. it's now 7:20, right now you're up to date. let's turn it back over to matt, meredith and al. >> texas had a great season, as well. >> they did. >> mr. roker? >> let's take a look and show you what's happening down in texas. they have got some heavy weather to deal with all the way from corpus christi to texarkana. locally, five inches of rain could be possible. election day weather, that's the only trouble spot. we have got some showers in the plains up into northern minnesota, maybe some nnilly conditions other than that, it looks great. way await sunrise and temperatures, we will see temperatures out of the 40s and
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50s which we see right now and get into the 70s as early as lurch time with upper 70s and close to 80s and mid 70s. the seven-day forecast keeps us in the 70s and 80s through thursday. >> and that's your latest weather. matt. >> thanks so much. more now on those explosive packages intercepted on their way to the united states, as natalie mentioned intelligence officials are now saying a dry run may have been made back in september. this, as the suspected bomb maker is identified. nbc's chief foreign correspondent, richard engle is here with details. >> good to see you, u.s. and counter-terrorism officials believe they know who is responsible for making these parcel bombs. a 28-year-old saudi, smart, determined, he has one goal, to make a completely non-me tatall
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bomb that can get through airport security. u.s. officials suspect this is his handy work, the bomb hidden in one of two computer printers mailed to the united states from yemen. the bomb was filled with 400 grams of petn, and explosive powder. this demonstration shows what a similar bomb could do to a printer, and a truck. the young man suspected of building the printer bombs is al sari, creative, a tinkerer and made a video in a tape and another in a picture frame. the 28-year-old thinks he's a bomb making genius and enjoys what he does. >> the goal is build an explosive device that can be snuck through airline security, takes up no room, undetectable. >> a year ago, he almost accomplished. he is widely to believe to have
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made the bomb woven into underwear to bring down a passenger plane over detroit last christmas. that bomb didn't work, just caught fire. this time the printer bombs were found after a tip from the saudi government, but al asiri will keep trying. he's motivated and convinced his younger brother last year to put a small bomb inside hist body f for a suicide attack. he is believed to be hiding in yemen and wanted by the united states, interpol and saudi arabia. >> he is very dangerous, the technology is there and expertise is there and eventually, he will put one together that will be deadly. >> al asiri's consistent desire to build a bomb and bring it to the united states has put him in the crosshairs of many different counter terrorism. >> first, this is "today" on nbc.
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gary condit testifies in the trial of chandra levy. we'll have more. do the programs that promise toha teach good morning and the time is 7:26. the giants got back a couple of hours ago. the team is basking in the glory of its world series win. now this morning fans are trying to figure out where to buy giants and world series merchandise. christie smith is live at a sports authority where business is brisk. >> good morning. it's christmas in november. sports authority doesn't open until 9:00 and they opened at
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7:00 this morning. this is it is hot seller. it's the operate t-shirt with the roster on the back. this is it. they are not getting any more in until after 10:00 this morning. this is $22. this will run you about $25. the other one is the hat. they are going fast for $30. they are just flying off the th shelves. that's the latest from here. we will check back in a while.
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state budgets cuts are crippling my classroom. they can't believe the sacramento politicians will give our state's wealthiest corporations a new billion dollar tax giveaway. lobbyists have the ear of people who are just thinking about wealth. when you cut the budget, then you cut these students' opportunities. passing prop 24 can change all that. prop 24 repeals the unfair corporate giveaway and puts our priorities first. vote yes on prop 24 because it's time to give our schools a break.
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>> are welcome back. if you are heading into the city, there is an issue at caesar chavez street. partial low blocked by an being. the car is sideways and blocking the slow lane. additional slowing and a lot of folks heading into the city for celebrations. >> no issues with the weather. the forecast with 70s and close to 80 tomorrow and thursday. temperatures inland will warm up more and cool down as the clouds approach the upcoming weekend. >> more local nows in a half hour. the "today" show returns in a minute
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7:30 now on a tuesday morning, november 2, 2010. that makes election day nationwide, voters already out casting their ballots. there in wilmington, delaware, the outcome could lead to a big power change in that building right there, the capitol in washington. people out on our plaza will make it to the polls after the
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show. a big disney star checks into rehab, 18-year-old demi lovato is known for her role in "camp rock." but now she has pulled out of our tour with the jonas brothers and entered rehab for emotional and physical conditions. and can you really teach a baby to read? and whatever happened to common courtesy, they shout to get attention and get their way. have we become a rude nation? we'll have more on our special series, is civility dead? the 18-year-old was on the international leg of her tour when she made the decision to check into a treatment facility. the news has her fans wondering exactly what's wrong and how long she'll be out of the spotlight.
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♪ every day is like a blank canvass ♪ >> she's a rising young star in music and on television. 18-year-old demi lovato is best known for her role on "camp rock" a made for tv movie on the disney channel. lovato stars alongside the jonas brothers. but according to lovato's representative, the teen star is having some problems. for the past three months she's been on tour with the jonas brothers, this week performing in south america. a spokesman for lovato says that demi left her tour early this weekend in order to seek medical treatment for her emotional and physical illnesses. demi has decided to take personal responsibility for her actions and seek help. sources close to lovato's family say she has a long history of emotional problems, including eating disorders and cutting. the latest emotional hurdle,
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touring with her ex-girlfriend joe jonas, the two called it quits in may after dating for several months. >> it's bad enough that she's traveling around with joe jonas, her ex-boyfriend around the world, but to top it off, he brings his new girlfriend ashley green everywhere they go. it's enough to make a girl go crazy for sure. >> reporter: she's recently been linked to teen singing sensation justin bieber. sources say the tour with the jonas brothers combined with emotional issues became too overwhelming. >> she has a good head on her shoulders and she has a really good team behind her and that's very important. so i think she'll pull out of this just fine, she just needs to get the help she needs and get out of the spotlight for a little bit. >> reporter: and sources tell us lovato is not in treatment for a drug problem but would not be
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more specific. her representative says lovato looks forward to getting back to work in the near future. >> gail, good morning to you. as natalee just reported, family sources say that demi has a history of eating disorders and cutting. if so, what kind of treatment program would be right for her? >> expect that first she'll need an evaluation to understand what is causing these symptoms. eating symptoms and cutting symptoms can both can becaused by depression, an anxiety disorder. mood changes, sometimes suicidal thoughts, a whole come pill plalags of things. either medication and/or psychotherapy with it. psychotherapy being a kind of exploratory talk therapy about the stresses that she's under or
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something much more structured to try to look at the thoughts and the behaviors that are going on and actually be kind of a training to stop those behaviors. >> for those who don't understand what cutting is very simply, it is just that, it is doing mutilating things to your body. so typically what teenagers do is cut their arms or cut their bodies. they're often superficial scratches. they often don't draw blood, but the reason they're scary and dangerous is they can go deeper and they can actually doubt a vein or an artery or something. >> she had been dating joe jonas but they had broken up in the spring and she's now on tour with them, is that something that could trigger the behavior. >> if you already have somebody that's struggling with symptoms of depression and anxiety, a big emotional stressor, breaking up with your boyfriend, yes, having the new girlfriend come along, yes, but her life, and this is
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what we're seeing, meredith is celebrity children's lives are much more stressful than what the teen usually is equipped to deal with, especially not being in a family setting that provides the structure they need. teenagers tend to be impulsive, that's the way their brain is wired. the combination of this kind of stress with that kind of brain, it's not surprising that you would get something like that. >> this certainly predates any relationship issues she may have had. road to recovery, long haul? >> these are not short-term treatment issues. now inpatient might be a shorter term to get control of what's going on and create a program that can be managed as an outpatient. but i would expect somebody like this to be in treatment for quite some time, but perhaps she can do it while it's working, i would say a mental health professional personally, that's a high risk state, because you're putting them back in the same situation that probably caused it in the first place. now let's switch gears and get a check of the weather from
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stores. the program as you mentioned is called your baby is read. and that's the promise, if you buy this program, your baby as young as three months old can learn to read. our investigation goes after the truth. >> what you are about to see will amaze you. >> which one says keys. >> the commercials are amazing. >> what about this word? >> baby. >> good job. >> reporter: those babies sure look like they're reading and if you buy the program, the ads claim, your baby can too. >> my daughter began reading when she was 8 months old. >> reporter: the program costs up to $200. >> the reason i wanted to buy it is to give her a head start before school. >> reporter: she says it didn't
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teach her daughter anything. >> what you're getting is not really what they say. >> a baby's brain craves stimulation. >> it's based on science that all babies can read. >> reporter: warning that if you miss that window your child will fall behind. but is that really true? we went to experts at harvard. >> are those babies reading? >> no. >> reporter: and tufts. >> no. >> reporter: we spoke with ten child development experts from the country's top universities and organizations. and the message was universal. this isn't reading, it's just memorization. >> they memorize what's on those queue cards and they're going to respond the way they have been taught. >> reporter: it's not reading? >> it's not reading. >> reporter: is there any evidence that learning to
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memorize at a young age makes you a better reader? >> there's no evidence. >> reporter: most children don't even have the brain development to read until 4 or 5 years old. >> i know of not one single study in which anyone says that children who learn to read before 5 do better later on. i am a reading expert, i know of not one single study. >> reporter: there are extremely rare cases of babies learning to read. >> can you read this word to me? happy. >> reporter: in 2008, we tested one of them here on "today" with words she had never seen before. her parents say elizabeth caught herself, but she's an exception. >> give your child the tools for increased communication. >> reporter: promising all parents that their babies can do it too as longs as they buy this product is deceptive because this program drills kids with the same flash cards, the same
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dvds, the same words over and over again. >> whoever is behind this, either doesn't know either the brain or reading. >> reporter: that man is the creator of your baby can read. he calls himself an infant learning expert. his face, his name appear on the books, the dvds. >> this is not a short-term effect. >> reporter: and in the commercials. the doctor agreed to sit down with us. >> we have spoken with child development experts from harvard, yale, tufts, nyu, cornell, penn, as well as the national association of school psychologists, the national association for infants, toddlers say your program is not only misleading, it's false. >> they're all wrong. >> reporter: you're saying they're all wrong? >> yes, i'm saying they're all wrong. >> reporter: he says his program is backed by scientific research, and while he
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acknowledges it all starts with memorization, it leads the reading. >> we have a study that's literally thicker than this. >> reporter: can you provide us that research. >> but instead of published research on your baby can read, he says this customer satisfaction survey conducted by his own company. exper expe as for his resume, he has worked in some infant learning labs, but his phd is in human performance, the study of physical motor skills. >> i'm not a traditional expert as far as reading, a reading specialist person. i'm looking at this from a different perspective. the baby does learn to read. >> reporter: but much of the research he crites for his program -- >> she actually started reading words -- >> reporter: seems to be based
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on his own daughter using it. >> my children can read better at age 4 than i could at my age. >> reporter: you're saying your 4-year-old was a better reader than you as an adult? >> and not only that, i was teaching college at the time and she could read better than my college students. >> reporter: but experts say those extreme claims pray on parent -- >> this has nothing to do with that. this is about helping babies learn literacy skills. >> reporter: he wouldn't tell us how much money he's made, but they have sold over a million kits. he's cashing in on false promises. >> i was very angry because i felt so misled. >> reporter: by the way ginger called the company and did get her money back. experts say this product can be harmful because it forces your
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it is election day and that is one of the most talked about candidates in this election cycle. that's christine o'donnell opposite chris coons voting in delaware this morning. >> tea party favorite there and in the polls leading up to the election. just ahead from the streets, why are americans today so rude? more of our special series, is civility dead? after your local news and weather. i met my husband here. i got to know my grandkids here. we've discovered so much here together. but my doctor told me that during that time my high cholesterol was contributing to plaque buildup in my arteries. that's why i'm fighting my cholesterol... with crestor. along with diet, crestor does more than help manage cholesterol, when diet and exercise alone aren't enough.
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.. good morning. time is 7:56. checko the morning commute with mike inouye. a big accident on the east bay. >> four or cars have been moved to the shoulder. they are a big distraction because of the activity and slow coming out of the castro valley in through hayward and union city. 680 on the southbound side off of the bridge through concord, walnut creek and slow through lafayette and clearing up smooth through the tunnel. the hills are moving nicely and it's nice these days. >> other than patchy fog, a gorgeous forecast with mostly 70s. a warm as 80 around livermore
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and gilroy may make a run. 78 in san jose. perfect for election day today. giants sunshine for the parade. 11:00 in san francisco and should see 70s warm through thursday and the clouds fill in and showers are creeping in on friday evening. time is more more news after this short break. t my front tooth the other day,
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today's election day and the polls are open. the top two races, the california governor and senate seat. they hope last minute work appeals to voters. jerry brown said he will overcome the partisan divide and listen to republicans in the state legislature. meg whitman said voters need to rethink democratic leadership in sacramento. senate candidate carly fiorina is trying to pull off an upset, challenging barbara boxer. boxer knocked fiorina size a big business sympathizer, but she said she is prepared to help unemployed people get back to work. the "today" show is up income. 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. 8:00 on this tuesday morning, november 2nd, 2010. the crowd is bundled up outside on a chilly election day here in rockefeller plaza. don't forget to get out there and vote. i'm meredith vieira along with matt lauer and al roker. just ahead, more of our series looking into the death of civility. >> we've seen more and more rude behavior everywhere. people talking loudly on cell phones. people not holding a door open for others. people not saying thank you. when someone doesn't hold a door for me and lets it slam, i just stand there. it doesn't bother them, but it makes me feel better. anyway, we're going to talk
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about the death of civility in this half hour. >> okay. also ahead, robert downey jr. on his new cross-country comedy "due date." we'll talk about that, and also the potential for second chances in hollywood. he knows all about that. >> also, i think he is one of my favorite actors of all time. >> you told me tham yesterday. >> he is really is. he is amazing. >> he is in a very good place. >> in the today show tudeau. >> best place. we have a situation on our hand. literally. we have the situation, mike "the situation". he has a guide to all things jersey shore. he has a thing with glass there's. robert downey jr. does. >> who do you think took longer to do their hair this morning? robert downey jr. or "the situation?" >> okay, robert downey. and the situation.
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look at the situation. look at robert downey. now back to me. now back to robert downey. >> we have to get off this very fast. natalie morales is standing by. >> good morning, everyone. republican leaders are predict agnew wave in congress once today's midterm election votes are counted. ohio's john bohener could become house speaker if the republicans gain 39 seats and he urged voertsz to take nothing for granted. democrats in a bid to p control the vote pulled out heavy weights, michelle obama and former president bill clinton. u.s. officials say it now appears three suspicious packages seized in september were a practice run for last week's failed mail bomb plot. those parcels like the explosive printer cart rinls intercepted friday in britain and dubai were on their way from yemen to chicago by plane. former congressman gary condit took the stand monday in the murder trial of former
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washington intern chandra levy. norah o'donnell has the very latest. good morning to you. >> good morning, natalie. it has taken this long, nearly ten years, and gary condit receipted re-petedly refused to say where whether he had an intimate relationship with chandra levy, and he insists he had nothing to do with her murder. >> reporter: it was high drama inside the courtroom.ç gary condit under oath for the first time facing questions about his relationship with 24-year-old intern chandra levy. >> it was so dramatic because i think most people in the courtroom expected finally gary condit was going to tell what happened that summer. he was going to talk about his relationship with chandra levy, and, in fact, he didn't. after all this time, nine years later, he stuck to the line that chandra levy was his good friend. >> reporter: chaunda levy, who vanished in may 2010 after going running in washington's crock creek park had told her family she was having an affair with condit.
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they begged him to help find her, but condit had never publicly acknowledged a romantic relationship. >> it felt like gary condit was on trial. the public defender in this case hammered him over and over again about what his relationship was with chandra levy and hadn't he lied to the police ask hadn't he lied to the public? >> reporter: condit was once the primary suspect. houbded by the police and the media for not appearing sufficiently concerned about chandra, later defeated for re-election because of the scandal, but he has always denied any involvement. the prosecutor asked did you have anything to do with chandra's disappearance? condit, no, ma'am. prosecutor, did you kill her? condit, no, ma'am. the whole time chandra's mother, susan levy, who has been very critical of condit's behavior. chandra's bones were finally found a year later in rock creek park by a man walking his dog. it took authorities eight years to charge an illegal immigrant
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from el salvador with her murder. he was previously convicted in the assault of two other women in the very same park. >> now, condit said the last time he saw levy was a week before she disappeared when she went to his apartment to ask for help getting a job. condit was asked if he ever fought with levy, and condit said the two of them never had cross words. natalie. >> thanks so much, norah. already devastated haiti is 2340u bracing for tropical storm tomas which could hit later this week as a hurricane. hundreds of thousands of haitians are still living in tent camps since the devastating january earthquake. it is now 8:05 right now. let's go back outside once again to mr. roker. >> well, thank you very much, natalie. oh, my gosh. we've got a weather situation here. look at that. mike "the situation" sorentino coming out from "the jersey shore." i got to imagine how that hair product has to get cold in this kind of weather. i'm thinking.
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i don't know. oh, mike, how are you? nice to see you. doesn't it get cold with all that stuff up there in this weather? >> why don't you say hi to some of the crowd over there? meredith vieira right over there. go bother meredith. yeah. let's check your weather and see what's happening. we'll show you for today our big city, lubbock, texas. we have the chilly temperatures, 30s and 40s in new england. 40s into the great lakes. 80s and 90s to the southwest. santa ana winds blowing. no real trouble spots election day. except for the gulf coast. a few showers in the plains into northern minnesota. otherwise, sunshine. we do have those santa ana winds through southern california. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your ne of the woods. at this moment, we're seeing
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sunny skies right now. temperatures for the afternoon, outstanding for election day and the all-important champion's parade tomorrow morning at 11:00 in san francisco. 70s bay area wide. morgan hill and livermore getting close to 80 today. tomorrow and thursday should be the warmest days of the week. friday, the clouds spill back in and the sea breeze picks up. a cooler finish to the work week and some showers to kick off the weekend. >> that's the latest weather. meredith. >> thank you very much. "situation" do not lead into this. our special seerdz is civility dead? we'll talk about the everyday rudeness right after this. the rise of we the rise of everyday rudeness right after this. you made my butt fat ♪ ♪ you drove me insane self-control down the drain ♪ ♪ we're over i'm so done with that ♪ nov ra♪ nov ♪ that comes from a little green leaf ♪ ♪ zero-calorie, guilt-free no artificiality ♪
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and we're back now at 8:11 with our special series where we're asking is civility dead, the rudeness that seems to be all around us these days. commuters rush on to a train before letting passengers off. from loud talkers to litterbugs, our cameras caught all sorts of bad behavior.
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amy alcon, author of "i see rude people" says she's not surprised. >> when you're around strangers you feel you can do anything. we're living in a society without constraints on rudeness that we used to have when we lived in small towns. >> and many of you agree, in a recent survey in a public opinion survey found people are becoming ruder and it's no surprise what gets under people's skin the most. >> one of my biggest pet peeves is people talking on their cell phone very loud. >> like this woman whose private conversation went public on an otherwise quiet bus. >> rude people are private advertising public space as their own. they're taking the shared space and acting like it's all theirs. >> one thing that bugs me most is when people are texting while they're with you.
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it's like call on the phone at dinn dinner. >> my grandmother didn't have a cell phone, so people don't know what to do. >> they really don't make eye contact, they're always checking their cell phone, or walking into you and they think it's your fault. >> what i think we have to do is start treating strangers like neighbors and start showing kindness to people. >> harry cole is a lifestyle coach and anita coleman is a lifestyle author. we focus on pop culture and its influence on our manners or our lack thereof. how does technology affect manners and rudeness? >> i say technology and manners should be balanced but they're not. technology can help us to stay in touch with people, it can
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help us enjoy our lives more because we can connect better. the problem is if we don't have conscious awareness of what we're doing, it takes over. >> we are spending more and more of our time dealing with devices and we're on the computer, we're on the phone, we're texting, so is it just that we have lost your skills in face to face communication? >> we're so separated from reality and face-to-face contact, we're speeded up, there's this hyper energy going on, it's almost like we're living in a video game, and we become the video characters instead of face to face intimate discussion and looking at someone and deciding boundaries and personal space. >> i look at it this way, and we're culprits too, we're watching news that e's terribly-
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you walk down the street and u you're numb to it all or you're angry and frustrated so you lash out at people. has this been happening for a while? >> when people are desperate and they feel that they don't have enough, they push. they push to get on the subway. >> i believe in that frustration, people are frustrated, people are scared about losing their jobs or they have lost their jobs and they have been out of a job for a long time, and frustration leads to aggression and we see more aggressive behavior when people are scared. >> this rasmussen poll said 60% of americans are more rude to people they deal with in terms of service jobs than they have been in the past. why do we think we can get away with that? >> it's a power and control things, when you see someone that's beneath you, you're going to laud it over them. >> we're always behind somebody else, we get it back.
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>> i don't even think that people are thinking of it. that's what i'm talking about, conscious awareness. they're on the phone, and then they go to buy something and they stay on the phone. many of us are guilty of it mean when we profess to have good manners. we need to stop, be aware of where we are, who is around us in the moment, take a breath, put down the electronics and imagine it would be great to engage, you have a better quality of experience if you engage with a human being at least for a moment. >> before we started this discussion, i said is it too far gone, are we too far down this slippery slope, and you talked about your children, if you're with your kids. >> parents need to be role models and if kids see their parents act in a rude way to the gas station attendant -- people have said to me, children have said to me in my practice, my parents don't look up from the computer when i talk to them,
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what are we teecaching them? they're not valued. what do we value in life? where are our priorities? >> tomorrow we're going to take a look at what's happened to please and thank you. we don't hear that enough. but up next, the always polite and extraordina talented robert downey jr., we're going to talk to him right after this. the chill of peppermint.
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single question, i'm going to flip out on you, so don't do that, you understand? >> somewhat, yes. >> number two, if you fall asleep for any reason, other than the fact that you're in a bed and it's nighttime, i will disembowel you, make sense? >> somewhat. >> great. three if you're e're lerjic to waffles, don't eat waffles. >> don't take me to a waffle place. >> you run into this guy ethan tremblor, what happenses in a nutshell? >> in a nutshell, he gets kicked off the plane put on a no-fly list and is forced to travel from atlanta to los angeles with this wannabe actor whose father
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has just passed away, so you kind of feel bad for being mad at him because he's mourning. >> despite everything, and ethan is a kook, he really changes you for the better. so there's a message here. >> todd phillips with his career and zack, there's no reason to just do another comedy, they're going to go do "hangover 2" and they have cornered that market. so i guess the idea was to invest a bit more theme and some emotional depth. and i think we did and people are enjoying it. >> what was the message? >> well, first of all, i think everybody has some sort of semblance of a metaphor for ethan's character which is someone that's kind of harmless and yet really dangerous and so you have to tolerate them and pete sr is not ready to parent, obviously by some of the things
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that he does, he has a problem with anger. i believe the idea is that these are fear-based things and that ethan's character is dealing with loss and somehow or other they help each other. >> i ask a friend about this film and you said this was the best work experience he has ever had for all the movies you have made. >> i also tend to love the one i'm with. and i just kind of remember it fondly. but the truth be told is they're just really gifted guys and it was very, very creative and we made a lot of changes that i think wound up impacting the film, a lot of the story wasn't there when we started shooting and we said oh, we should probably do this, so it was a very intuitive kind of thing, you know. >> in a way it's about second chances and i'm making a segue here because your character does get a second chance through e n eth ethan, you had a second chance in the 1980s, you had a lot of issues and you came out of it obviously and there was a time when you were considered a real
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liability in hollywood and it was mel gibson among others that really helped you out. did he jump-start your career back then? is it fair to say that? >> it's fair to say anything you would like. the truth is he and i have a friendship that spans well over two decades and he's a stand up guy, he always has been for me and certainly when i was not hirable, he put his ass on the line and i couldn't get insured and he said i'll take that chance. >> what goes through your mind when you see this happening to him, knowing what you wept through? >> i think what goes through my mind is there's the reality of what happens to people and the mistakes they make and journeys they're on and then there's the media and then there's everybody's opinion. and so the way i honor my friendship with him is by not getting too involved in whatever the public discussion is, because it usually has very little to do with much besides people's own egos and interpretations. >> let me ask you about something that's been reported
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and it may be the media reporting this that you tried to help him get a role in "hangover 2," the cameo and he got it and then it was taken away. >> first of all, he doesn't need my help, he will always have my friendship, and that's just talking about business and hollywood stuff which to me is nowhere near as important as friendship. >> the premier of due date, you talked about charlie sheen, you said it's different when somebody has been through it, they expect you to talk about it. i would like to just talk to charlie, i have known him for ages. >> what would you say to charlie? >> i would just talk to him. >> i really enjoyed the film, very much. just ahead, jersey shore's the situation stops by after
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your local news. good morning, checking the commute with mike, a new action. >> san mateo bridge, westbound, action reported on the flat section moving toward falls city boulevard. make it over the high rise. the westbound commute direction heading to the peninsula. east bay continues jamming up, 880, because of the volume of traffic. all incidents have cleared but we've seen it both directions slow over both bridges and just general east-bay slowing all
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over. >> and seeing mostly sunny skies now for most of the bay area and afternoon, thanks to high pressure temperatures soaring in the 70s even close to 80 in livermore. this is going to carry through for tomorrow and thursday. in fact, san jose may get close to 80 tomorrow. as we go towards the end of the week, clouds fill in. look out for scattered showers. time nte.s 8:this27 nmoafew.is
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voters will decide on the highly publicized prop 19 this morning. it would legalize marijuana under state law. now, if passed, it would allow local government to regulate marijuana and collect pot-related fees and taxes. supporters say the state's current drug law does not curb use, it wastes police resources and creates violent black markets. but opponents claim legalizing marijuana would make it easier for kids to get pot and allow people to more easily abuse it. more local news coming up in half an hour. see you in a bit.
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we're >> we're back now. 8:30 on a tuesday morning. 2nd day of november, 2010. election day. looking at these people. we'll head off to the polls in short order and they'll cast their votes. i know a lot of these people
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have already had their -- we have "the situation" from "the jersey shore." is he in our studio getting ready to chat it up with mr. roker. >> you bet. >> he said i really want to go talk to the situation. sfoo ran right over. wanted to meet him. not bad. >> i'm matt lauer along with meredith vieira, al roker, and natalie morales. what else is up? >> we're going to step into the kitchen with nigella. she is putting a twist on a family favorite, lasagna. >> and grammy-winning deon warwick, she'll open up about her long and storied singing career. "do you know the way to san jose." a favorite. we'll catch up with her in a little bit. if you like bargains, you'll want to stick around because jill martin is here with some special deals that only you, "today show" viewers can take
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advantage of available just for the next 24 hours. >> wait, there's more. >> do knives go along with it? >> first, can we say hello to adam. adam is the latest contestant voted off the ranch. >> thank you so much. >> hey, adam. how are you? >> how are you, sir? >> you have a lot to be proud of, young man. you started out on the show. you were 402 pounds. >> yes. yeah, unfortunately. >> well, where are you now? >> i'm about 242 pounds now. down 160. >> unbelievable. >> wow. >> thank you so much. >> what worked for you? >> just a combination of -- it's finally want it for myself first and foremost. just having that sense of urgency and, obviously, with all the things that "the biggest loser" has taught me, the biggest loser meal plan that i still eat today. just wanting a better life for myself, and that's what led me to be here with you guys today. >> and the loss of your mom too played a big role.
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>> yeah, it's something that's very near and dear to my family's heart and, you know, that day we lost our mom and our best friend, but we have an angel now. >> you sure do, watching over. >> she's looking over me, and there's no reason to why all these wonderful things are happening in my life right now is because of her. it's my mom, nancy. thank you. this is all about her. >> you got voted off the ranching by your teammates. were you surprise bid that? >> yes and no. ultimately, it's a game show, you know, and i never lost sight of that. i'll never hold it against them. i have nothing but great things to say about all of them. they still inspire me to this day, and they had to do what they needed to do to stay there on the ranch. no hard feelings. my heart goes out to all of them. i wish all of them the best of luck. >> the theme for the season was really paying it forward. how are you going about doing that? >> this is finally giving me the
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opportunity to hopefully somewhat try and fill her shoes just a little bit and, you know, getting involved in my community, starting weight loss competitions and then teaching them, you know, about the rewards of living a healthy and active lifestyle. obviously, our big christmas event is coming up this december 17th on friday, and we're expecting around 6,000 kids that are going to receive. >> change a lot of lives. >> it's important to us. that's what it's all about. >> congratulations. you've done great. keep it up. continued success to you. sfoo thank you. pleasure meeting you guys. >> check out "the biggest loser" tonight 8:00, 7:00 central time right here on nbc. >> all l right. mr. roker, a chance well, go morning to you. we're seeing a cool start with 40s and 50s, mostly 70s today. thursday looks pretty warm, and we'll see cooler temperature as we approach the weekend. around lunchtime, 70s showing up
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inland. could get close to 80 around livermore. mid-70s, san francisco, and oakland, same weather, at least through about thursday. then cooler temperatures, pamay even scattered showers moving into the weekend. >> you know what's coming up? the situation talking about all things "jersey shore." >> yeah, forget about it. first, "today" on nbc. [ dog barking ] mom!
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fiorina's plan would mean slashing social security and medicare, which would devastate seniors. and she'd make abortion a crime. 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. ♪ >> back now at 8:37 with "the situation." mike "the situation" known for his attitude and plenty of fist pumping on mtv's "jersey shore." he has written his first book. avoiding grenades and dpegt in your gtl on the jersey shore.
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mike, good to see you. nice to see you. first of all, i want to get this kind of out of the way. the stories have surfaced recently that the new york city police are interested in talking to your brotherç about an incident -- >> i did hear that that happened involving a limousine and a woman getting punched. >> to be honest with you, that has to do with my brother, and i know they're handling that right now with the attorneys, and to be honest with you, i'm pretty sure this is 100% false and hopefully it works out, and we'll find out in the next couple of days. >> okay. let's get started talking about this book and everything that's going on with you. you are a one-person corporation. >> oh, my god, thank you. >> starring on mtv's highest rated show ever. you have a workout dvd. i are a spokesperson for a drink. you have a clothing line. can you believe everything that's happened? >> i'm sure i envisioned just being being special. i'll be honest with you, i think i did, but, you know, obviously
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when i lost my job and became unemployed, i was around 25 years old. that's when i decided, you know what, i got to do something, and why not shoot for the stars? that's what i did, and i went for my dreams. i have been pushing for the stars, and that's what i always tell people, don't forget those dreams, man? >> what are you? >> pretty much my dreams are just to always, you know, shoot for the stars. forget the moon. you are still doing okay. you know, the reality was just the way in for me. you know, that's. that wasn't my goal. that was just a way in for me to show people who i am, what i'm about, and to keep moving forward in a positive way, and eventually into movies and scripted. >> it's interesting. we've got a series running right now about civility in this country and is it dead, and a lot of what we see on this show, you know, there's a lot of yelling, there's fighting, there's brawling, talk about casual sex. do you worry that a lot of the kids who watch this show that this show is not a great influence for younger kids? >> i would have to say that to
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be honest with you, this show is totally real, and moom, just like -- i'm sure when you go home at night, you know, you might get into an argument. let's not sugar coat it. i'm not perfect. i don't claim to be perfect. what you see on that hoe is sort of -- it's driven a certain way. >> in other words, you're saying some of it's amped up. >> it's not scripted in any way. >> i'm want saying scripted, but -- >> whatever you see is whapd what happens. i'm just trying to say that there's so much other things happening, you know, throughout the time that we're there, and you're only seeing a narrow view of what's happened. it's mtv. it's a party show. it's almost like saying, hey, i'm going to go to a wedding, but i'm going to wear gym clothes. it's a party show, so you're going to get that pretty much party feel. just like on "dancing with the stars." you saw me on "dancing with the stars." i was a gentleman. i pretty much gave what the situation called for. >> are you trying to move -- are
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you looking to move away from this and maybe move into something else that's different than this? >> your statement previous to the last one was something about, you know, the whole perception of "jersey shore." that is exactly why "dancing with the stars" to show people that not only am i an intelligent kid, but i own my own business. you know, i'm a hard worker. i'm a college graduate. like i said ares i know, i work hard every day. >> have you actually graduated? >> yes, i did graduate with my associate's degree. >> that's great. you are still a few -- >> a few credits short of the bachelors, but, like i said, at the same time i'm blessed to be busy right now with my own company and hiring employees and things like that. >> our on track to make $5 million this year? >> that's an estimate. plus or minus around there. >> the subtitle of your book, a guide to creeping on chicks, i've read -- i've looked at some of this. you talk about grenades, these women who are in a group that might be fat and ugly.
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there's something that could say there's a little masogenist -- >> it's a humorous look at being in your 20s, eating, you know, going out, dating, working out, and it's sort of like a lifestyle, but in a humorous way to look at it. almost like "jersey shore." >> you don't think that your book might be a little bit disrespectful to women? >> no, no. it's a humorous look. i'm sure that word grenade that i actually just commonly just came out with it as a joke is such a popular phrase in this country right now that i didn't admit to meaning to hurt anybody. it was just a joke, and it came out just like gtl. next thing you know it's all over the place. it's a humorous look at some of the things i think about. >> you get married and go to the future. you have a daughter. she brings somebody like you home. you going to be okay? >> i'm going to have to do a little background checking, but
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like i said, you give everybody the benefit of the doubt, and you can't judge a book by its cover. >> except for your book? >> no, not necessarily. you know, there's a lot going on. i'm a very deep person, and that's why i am where i am right now and everything is going pretty well. >> you're kind of like popeye. you are what you are. >> i'm eating a lot of spinach. >> the book is "here's the situation." mike "the situation," thank you. we have lasagna coming up. first, it's "today" on nbc. make your christmas story unforgettable!
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she changed her story about physically abusing an employee. she campaigned as tough as nails on immigration knowing her housekeeper of 9 years was undocumented. her tv ads have been condemned as false and misleading. and even her hometown newspaper said meg whitman has demonstrated "a loose relationship with the truth" back now at 8:45, and this morning on "today's" kitchen, we're going back to basics. her new cookbook is nigella's kitchen.
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i have never heard of venetian lasagna, is that a term you coined? >> when you go to venice, palenta is their favorite starch. this is my favorite, but not least it's made out of corn meal so you don't have a gluten issue. >> so you've got ground meat in there. >> i've got meat, i've got some carr carrot, i've got celery and onions. and i'm putting tomatoes all over the cooker. >> this is the mushrooms. >> can you use any mushrooms by the way? >> you can use any mushrooms and in fact you can use any meat sauce. >> why do you want to cut them on a cutting board? >> because i'm lazy.
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>> this is like a fortified wine which tastes a little bit lick dry sherry. and in this goes and it adds such richness. baileys. if i show you now, so after about 40 minutes, look at this. >> that really cooks down. >> do you mind if i make my palenta? >> this is quick palenta. >> it's instant palenta, but i use it again because it's not real. i put some parmesan because i want it to have a normal flavor. a bit of butter. and this --
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>> this becomes palenta in like a minute and a half. the palenta dries out a little bit. >> now what i do, is i often use little foil trays in three thin slices. >> so the palenta goes on the bottom. >> and add the meat sauce. not too much, you don't want to be weighed down by everything. and this is a baby blanket on top. >> i'm going to leave the baileys in because i think it's beautiful. obviously you wouldn't want someone to eat it. >> you want the other layer of palenta. >> i put some cheese. >> you're putting it in the oven? >> for about 40 minutes, you can make everything ahead otherwise just a half an hour or 20 minutes if it's hot. >> and this is what it looks
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like when it comes out. >> no noodles here, pure palenta. is -- pine nuts and blue cheese. this is festive and meat free. >> venetian lasagna. >> coming up next, the legendary dion warwick. but first this is "today" on nbc. save $523! 16 minutes could save you 16%!
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singer deion warwick is behind her greatest hits. and "i say a little prayer" just to name a few. she has charted 56 hits and won five grammys and she still performs all over the world. and now she has written a biography, "my life has i see it." people hear your beautiful voice may not realize that you are a jersey girl. >> i sure am. >> from east orange?
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>> east orange, new jersey. >> your parents taught you values about responsibility and hard work along the way. your name, actually, marry dionne warwick, your name was misspelled on the album. you started singing when you were 6 years old? >> yes, in my father's church. he ask me to come up and sing. i said why are you doing this to me? he wanted to sing a song that i led in my music class. and i noticed that everybody was smiling so i must have been doing something right. >> did you get the bug right there? >> not really. the bug came from my family. i come from a family of singers. so as they say, the apple doesn't fall that far from the tree. >> fast forward to 1963, your
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first top 40 hit, collaboration with berk backarak and al davis. tell us about how the title came about in that song? >> i was on my way back to new york from college in hartford, connecticut. i was driving along and as i got down to the toll, i heard a song called "make it easy on yourself." they kept badgering me one of the songs and on the radio came this song. it was not done by me, but jerry butler. i finally got to new york and i said, you know, you guys promised that you were going to play that song for me.
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he said you're doing to doing something you cannot do. >> and the rest is history. but you didn't really like their songs. you said in the book that you hated it. >> i did. you know what i felt? i didn't see this as the kind of song that i could write the lyrics to it. the whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. if anyone had a heart and walk on by. >> you know, your mom sissy is your aunt and she's a lot younger than your mom, but your cousin is whitney houston, you said from the first time you heard her, her voice was strong,
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full of conviction, much like her mom. she has gone through so much and come out of it. and there were tours in europe that people reportedly walked out on. how is she doing? >> she's doing absolutely wonderful, thank you for asking first of all. it's unfortunate when singers, especially, this is a muscle that has to be exercised most of the time. and for a period of time, she didn't open her mouth and sing a note. and she just wasn't ready. that's all there is to it. >> and now she is. >> she is. >> it's a pleasure to have you here. the book is "my life as i see it." she will be back with ande lee and hoda in our fourth hour. we have a lot more to get to. [ female announcer ] after jerry brown was no longer governor,
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he finally came clean. what did you lie about when you were governor? it's all a lie. what did you lie about? you run for office and the assumption is, oh, i know what to do. you don't. i didn't have a plan for california. you say you are going to lower taxes. you're gonna put people to work. you're gonna improve the schools. you're gonna stop crime. crime is up. schools are worse. taxes are higher. i mean be real. i didn't have a plan for california. it's all a lie. checking in with mike, the morning commute. >> we're still slow, in the southbound direction approaching that express lane, slowing out of pleasantton, then clear by the time you get to the top of the screen, the hill heading
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over to the fremont side. free drive to south bay, though 45 minutes through this mess and toward san jose where you see things moving nicely for 680. all of your northbound routes, your typical slowdowns. speeds in yellow, below 50. jamming up through s mat and having a tough time through m manlo park. 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 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.
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not then and not now. [ boxer ] i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message. san francisco giants are world champions of major league baseball. a lot of fans have been asking now what happens to baer zito who had three years left on his contract. the team general manager says zito is staying put. he told the "l.a. times" he's not going to trade zito.
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zito was left off of the roster for the post season. laura will have an update in a half hour. have a great morning. we'll see you back here in a bit. with another contentious upon us, your online comments, to take redistricting power away from politicians. one viewer says letting legislators pick the neighborhoods they want to serve leads to blatant discrimination. ralph from cooper teen know fears the insidious dangers of letting politicians control the voting districts. anne, warns gerrymandering is and has been the bane of democracy as corrosive as big money. nbc bay area couldn't agree with you more. vote yes on 20, no on 27.
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but on the budget issue, prop 25, we were criticized for our support. legislators will cram through a lousy budget just so they'll continue to get paid and 50% only approval may permit some lousy things gettingor sharing.. thks for sharing. join our debate online at nbceditoria nbceditorials.com. e back now with more of "today" on a tuesday among, 2nd day of november, 2010. we're happy that all these nice people gathered out on the plaza. it's kind of a chilly day, something out of the ordinary. inside the studio on this tuesday morning, i'm matt lauer alongside al roker and natalee more or le morales. 18-year-old demi lovato pulled out of her concert tour with the jonas brothers and has entered
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ballot today back in ohio. in ohio, today's election has lyrics. >> i'm a [ bleep ] republican. that's what i are. >> reporter: country legend hank williams jr. set the stage for the top republican who could become the next speaker of the house. >> here we come, ohio. >> reporter: john boehner will return to washington tonight. he calls out president obama in his get out the vote message to latinos. >> instead of saying we're going to punish our enemies. >> reporter: boehner says he's upset with washington. >> hispanics are not enemies, they're patriots. >> we love harry reid. >> reporter: harry reid is struggling against tea party conservative sharon angle.
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the first lady made her pitch for reid personally. >> i'm proud to be here supporting him today. harry is not just a great leader, harry is a good man. >> reporter: democrats in washington -- patty murray. >> i need your help and support to make sure i'm back there fighting for you, for middle class families. >> reporter: some polls give the edge to republican dino rossi pledging to cut government spending. >> reporter: back home in delaware, the vice president is on defense. >> block these folks, don't let this happen. go out and vote. >> reporter: and joe biden found a warm and fuzzy way to describe republicans. >> this is not your father's republican party. >> reporter: democrat joe manchin has tried to appear much more conservative and president bill clinton seemed to approve.
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>> i told joe on the way in, i can't figure out why the tea party hasn't endorsed him. >> reporter: and the vice president is voting in wi wilmington before he heads back to washington. the president already cast his ballot in illinois. >> kelley o'donnell on capitol hill, i know you're going to be one busy lady today, thank you. intelligence officials now say three suspicious packages intercepted back in september may have been an attempt by terrorists to test air cargo security. meantime some european capitals are reviewing security standards and yemeni has banned all cargo flights from that country. mothers who eat a lot of peanuts while they're pregnant may have -- researchers stopping short of recommending that pregnant women avoid peanuts. and the baby that weighed
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less than one pound when he was born in february in a rhode island hospital is now going home. he avoided many fatal complications and managed to gain 13 pounds. his dad said he was feisty from day one. he is a cutie pie. >> less than one pound can you imagine how tiny that was? unbelievable. wow, good homecoming. >> thank you very much. mr. roker. >> let let's see what's happeni for you on eleion day. we're talking about a lot of heavy rain from corpus christi all the way into new orleans and up toward memphis, may be some problems getting to the polls this morning, because we're talking about an inch and a half of rain from memphis down towards the gulf coast. we got plenty of sunshine up and down the eastern seaboard, a little on the chilly side, a few
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showers in northern minnesota and, again, that wet weather continuing down through th we're expecting a pretty nice tuesday for you. we'll see temperatures for the afternoon climbing into the 70s for most of the bay area, including the coast and san francisco. look at those temperatures. even after the patches of fog and chilly fors for the morning, afternoon looking pretty nice. high pressure keeping us try dru thursday. inland temperatures may climb over the next couple of days. friday, the clouds come back in and we'll probably see some scattered showers moving into this upcoming weekend, along with much cooler weather. your latest weather. a hollywood legend is getting a makeover. we're talking about the hollywood reporter after 80 years as a daily trade magazine is now becoming a weekly publication. janice mims is the new editor. we're going to talk about all the changes there at the
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hollywood reporter coming up in just a little bit. but of course, i think the big news out of hollywood today, it was a shock to a lot of people who followed her very young career is this news about demi lovato. just 18 years old and apparently left her concert tour with the jonas brothers and is now in a rehab facility. what more do you know about the situation and what led to that? >> it's really sad, this is one of the bright young disney stars and as we have seen some disney stars have trouble in the past. it seems she pulled out because of an eating disorder problem and also because she was cutting herself. this decision couldn't have been made lightly, when you have millions of dollars at stake on a concert tour. >> with the jonas brothers. >> not to mention this wholesome disney image, things probably had to be pretty bad for her, this had to be a real medical necessity. >> i know she has dealt with those issues in the past, but it appears that it may be something that she's dealing with
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emotionally. also she's on a tour, not to mention with her ex-boyfriend, joe jonas. so that had to be very stressful. >> i think no one can estimate how stressful it can be to be a child star. everything you wear, your weight, your hair, everything is scrutiniz scrutinized. i think it can be unbearable. >> she said in middle school she had been bullied, verbally, not physically. so i imagine she has that history of that past of insecurity. >> you know the fact that she's been bullied and really immediately to stardom, when you're a teenager you need a lot of time to sort things out in your head and sort things out. >> and to grow. >> and to grow, and she never had that chance, none of these teen stars really do.
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even though they seem so lucky and happy, it's important to remember that. >> and actor charlie sheen, of course he's the favorite topic of discussion, i'm sure. you're here to talk about your magazine. but charlie sheen, last night was the first episode of "2 1/2 men" th." the hollywood reporter says it's not going to matter. >> charlie sheen, for some reason, we tend to associate mel gibson for his bad behavior. but charlie sheen, he's incredibly teflon in that way. his personality is completely different from his real life persona, people don't care, they love his show, they think he's funny. i guarantee the ratings might even have been higher from last night. >> and cbs has historically not commented on it. >> we did a story about cbs's
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responses about charlie sheen's trouble, it's no comment, and a few weeks later a small comment, but they're going to ignore it. >> it's the second highest rated i think comedy in tv. switching gears now, can we talk about the hollywood reporter and the amazing changes that are happening there. you have gone to what was a daily to a weekly, going from a trade to a glossy. why all the change and how can people still get their daily hollywood reporter? >> you still get a daily version e-mailed to you. there's this big decline in the coverage of the entertainment business out there. some of it was the fault of the hollywood reporter that it let itself go into decline, but obviously, blogs arose and the internet took over, a lot of that breaking news. so the goal was to really elevate the status of the hollywood reporter again and to make -- to create a publication that was equivalent in stature to the industry.
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the industry has been reduced to a world of small blogs and boring stores so the goal of this magazine is to make it exciting and break a lot of business news in it as well. >> so you will be breaking some hollywood businesses that you have in there in this issue, the only official behind the scene photo from john -- >> we were joking from the magazine, it was almost like the next cast of "dancing with the stars." it was the former cat stevens was there. the singer from the roots. but it was a lot of fun to see what was happening when they weren't dressed in those outfits. >> and also, there's a round table as well with some of hollywood's leading ladies in this issue. tell us about how you picked those leading ladies. >> if you live in los angeles, or if you're in the industry,
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awards season is all consuming between now and when the oscars happen. so we picked the six actresses who the industry believes are going to be possibly nominated for an academy award, certainly dominate awards season. it's a long running series, the hollywood reporter, we brought six of them to the studio, we had a really fun discussion. what was great is that actresses are always very guarded but in this situation, they can talk about their craft and their roles, they were very unguarded and open. >> congratulations and good luck with the hollywood reporter. always great to have you here. still ahead, answers to your most pressing diet problems, when portion controls and artificial sweeteners. plus up next, joe martin deals and steels. exclusive discounts just for "today" viewers right after this.
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holidays. 100% cashmere. >> and we have got some jewelry from los angeles? >> these earrings, $175, only f $35 for 24 hours. brushed silver and gold, they were $60 now they're $12. >> $12? >> this is a great gift. hopefully your wife is not watching and you can get her gift for the holidays and tell her you splurged. >> when you give something to someone, you have to do the jill steal to deal sound effect. >> i like these. >> there's different stones so you can pick and choose what you want. these are great beauty products. living proof, if you have really fine hair, this is great for -- not you, but if someone has
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really fine hair and they want to thicken it, this is great, $72 value, we're selling it for $5, the shampoo, the conditioner and the thickening cream. it's a 93 per 393% discount. >> and these are especially if you have very, very straight hair a is that you want to thicken a little bit. >> if there's something you want to give the guy in your life or your kids, you've got something here. >> this just came out. they're giving us this exclusive value, $40 and now our value is $12, 70% discount, this came out on the 12th of october, so if you want to buy this for your kids. >> how does this work? >> that is going to -- that doesn't come with it? >> so you start it, and you see your kids do the -- >> i have no idea what i'm doing. so you go like that.
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>> and you copy it. and this you can try at home and practice. again, $40 for $12. >> come on natalee. join in with us. >> so now explain again how people get these deals? >> you go on "todatodayshow.com will be codes for each of the items, you type in the codes and you get this exclusive value. but it's only for 24 hours and it's only todayshow.com. obviously supplies are limited when they run out. >> is there a limit to how many you can get? >> no, not right now. so just go on and do your holiday shopping. >> the bracelet, the earrings, the beauty products and the wii game, just dance 2. can we get that sound one more time? okay. jill, thank you so much. >> still to come, more on the
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good morning to you. it is 9:26 right now. time to check that commute with mike. >> we have another accident, another issue on san mateo bridge. just cleared, though, but another disabled vehicle. that's two in the last 45 minutes. clear, though, across for now. 880, slow through hayward and northbound you see this past the coliseum, jamming up around high street. things are many gentlemaning up in the whole area. heading up past high street, then clearing by about the time you get to par street, and the nice flow for 880 as well. 580 westbound, about the 40s.
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the bay bridge itself, heavy volume of traffic. rob's got a look at your forecast. the weather is going to look outstanding, even though we have a cool start for the morning, for the afternoon, lots of sunshine, 70s to near 80. san jose, mid-70s. san francisco and oakland, into the north bay, mid-70s for petaluma. today, tomorrow and thursday, weather looks great. both for the giants' parade tomorrow, and weekend, wllee cooldown with increasing clouds. not everyone thinks it works and not everyone thinks it's fair, but it might be the best way to get students back in the classroom. fair or not fair? you decide whether the high
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price of truancy can make a difference. tomorrow night at 11:00 on nbc bay area news. edgar renteria say world series mvp. he hit the three-run home run that ended up being the difference in last night's game. he's one of just four players in
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history to hit clinch hitting for the title. yogi berra. big name there. and an emotional huff took it all in after the game. >> after all the years of watching other people do this -- >> renteria has a decision to make, he can become a free agent, so juan -- so can juan uribe. thanks for joining us this morning. we'll have an update in half an hour or so. have a great day.
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he's lived la vida loca. guess what tomorrow on "today," ricky martin is here to talk about it all. his decision to finally come clean about his sexuality and becoming a dad. all this is on the table tomorrow right here on "today." i remember when he did this on the plaza. it was insane. >> i think -- did lady gaga
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finally break his record on our crowd? for however many years. meanwhile just ahead in this half hour, everyone loves a good burger, but the ones you're going to find at a restaurant are often loaded with unnecessary fat and calories. but lucky for us, we have our cook david here. he's going to give us some home made options that are healthier and cheaper. if you're watching your weight, how much pasta is okay to eat at one sitting? is stevia a better option than some artificial sweeteners out there? all those answers right here on diet s.o.s. let see what's happening as far as today is concerned.
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high wind advisories for the pacific coast, tomorrow we expect that rain to work its way up into the midwest. and we're also going to be seeing more showers coming on in for the afternoon into the great lakes. beautiful weather out west. sunny, warm conditions, as you bet into the southwest, it's good morning to you. we're seeing kind of a cool start with some 40s and 50s, mostly 70s. through thursday looks warm, then cooler temperatures as we approach the weekend. for the morning, 40s and 50s. could get as warm as 80 later on. mid-70s, san francisco and oakland. same weather, at least through thursday, then cooler temperatures, maybe even a few scattered showers moving into the weekend. >> and that's your latest weather. coming up next is the all
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and hickory bacon. back now with joy's diet s.o.s., answers to your daily diet dilemma, we're tackling everything from artificial sweeteners to portion control. a lot of great questions today. let's get to one of our viewers, bianca, what is your question for joy? >> hi, what are the pros and cons of stevia? is it a better alternative to artificial sweeteners? >> if you're looking for a way to sweeten up food without calories, stevia is going to be your best bet. stevia is a natural substance. there are some cons, though, i think eating excessive amounts of any of these sugar substit e substitutes, whether it's an
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artificial sweeteners like splenda or equal or stevia can be problematic for dieters because it keeps the taste of sweets on your mind, on your taste buds and you may crave sweets more often. and you want to learn how to enjoy food in their natural state. so anyone wanting to sweeten up their foods with these artificial sugar substitutes, i say no more than two items a day. i hope that helps. >> thank you. >> a packet in your coffee and maybe a diet beverage later on in the day, but try to be strategic about it because you don't want to go overboard. >> thank you for your question. our next question comes from lee in albuquerque, new mexico. how are you? >> caller: i'm great. >> what is your question? >> caller: i'm a recent victim of empty nest with a lot of time
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on my hands. i'm a reasonably healthy eater but i know i need to exercise more. the problem is, i can't find the motivation to start. can you give me some direction? >> the best strategy i could offer up to get you motivated to exercise is this. i want you to buy some books on tape or audio books that you can download on your ipod and make a contract with yourself that you are only able to listen to those books while you're moving, you're either walking outside or on a treadmill or on a stationary bike. the idea is that if it's a really interesting story, you're going to want to get back on that bike or get outside and exercise and walk so that you can hear more of the story line. you can also register for a fitness class, and prepay in advance. there's nothing like the sense of laying out money to get your body out the door and hopefully you'll meet some new people. and also because you're an empty nester right now, it's a great time to consider adopting a dog.
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dogs are great companions, but also you have to walk a dog every day. so your exercise is automatically built right into your daily regimen. so i hope those ideas get you motivated. >> friends are always a good solution. >> get them moving with you. >> that will help make it happen. thanks so much for that question, and finally we have a viewer e-mail this one coming from megan. she says in my 20s i watched my weight, but i love pasta and easily can eat multiple bowls, how do i know the appropriate portion of dry pasta to make when i'm just cool for myself? >> it's a great question, ideally for a woman you want a two-ounce dry portion of pasta, that's going the yield about one cup cooked before you consider the sauce and the cheese. so megan needs to pick up a food scale and you can get one for about $20 or less at target or
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walmart or bed, bath and beyond and you're going to weigh that portion before. if she's used to eating a much larger portion of pasta, so acclimate herself to a smaller one cup portion of pasta, eat a sal salad. and vegetables and protein like shrimp or chicken. >> it's going to add some oomph too your pasta. >> thanks to our viewers who wrote in to us and keep them coming because joy is here every week to answer with our diet s.o.s. a restaurant worry burger that's much healthier and much cheaper, coming up after this. [ sighs ]
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this morning on cook this not that, healthy burgers. it's always easy to order one at a restaurant. but cooking your own can be a lot healthier and a lot less expensive. the man behind the cook this, not that series. good to see you. this book, i mean this series, huge and it's the number one cookbook of 2010? >> number one cookbook in america. me and my co-author wanted to whip up the next version by popular demand. >> we never see matt. he should be in the kitchen.
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>> nice, al. so the next one is easy and awesome, 350 calorie meals. and the point is -- i'm going to kill you, al. if you can go to a restaurant, you can go to tgi fridays or apple bees and you can have a burger that's 1,200 to 1,600 calories. it's the equivalent of having six to eight glazed doughnuts. all you have to do is whip that up in minutes. if you do that three times a week, a family of four can give a family of four an $18 raise. we're going to make the burger from the book. what's great, is you start off with two ground sirloin pattys. we're going to cut this down to a 340-calorie burger.
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>> how much meat is that? >> this is four understands, most restaurants are seven or eight ounces. portion controls have gone out of control in the last 20 years. they're up 100% for burgers, 200% for fries. you get the patty in here. you're going to wait a couple of minutes and then you're going to use the smash burger technique which is very popular in the midwest. you want to smash that burger, whack it. you're angry. after two minutes, yes. what's great about that -- you don't have to beat the heck out of it, but that's not bad, you want to go down to about a third of an inch. what that does is it maximizes crust development, but keeps the juiciness in there. >> why can't you do that before you cook it because a lot of chefs say don't smash your burger once it's cooking because it pushes the juices out. >> if you beat it the way you did, if you give it one good
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whack, it maximizes the juiciness, but there's good crust development around it. you cook that for two minutes and then you're going to flip it and then you're going to throw some cheese on it. swiss cheese, less calories, less sodium, less fat. while you're cooking the burgers, you're going to saute some onions and mushrooms. and then once you do that, you're going to take your burger and now you're like seven minutes in, and it is just as easy to cook for four people as it is for two. we're going to put these burgers on potato buns which are perfect for four ounce pattys and they have four grams of fiber, less calories and they're soft and chewy, perfect. you're going to coat your burger, add the toppings, there you go. >> what about the a1 sauce. >> oh, you are so right.
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>> if matt was here. >> not too much, just drizzle it. there you go. 340 calories. is there you go. now we're going to crown these with buns and try this. >> not bad. >> cook this, eat this. >> excellent. >> and you're saving 900 calories. and a lot of money. >> sides. >> okay you go out to a restaurant -- we have all the time in the world, right? you have 2,100 calories. >> oh, my gosh. >> and over 15 grams of fat in this restaurant offering and the problem is it's smothered in cheese, and then you have the ranch dressing, 140 calories, most of it fat per ounce.
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so what we're going to do, instead of having the deep fried fries, we're going to bake them. then you end up with these nice plank fries and you're going to add a handful of cheese and crumbled bacon, this is going to take minutes and this is 300 calories and fewer than 15 grams of fat. so you're saving 140 grams of fat when you go with something-like this, what you would pay in tips and tax when you go to a restaurant, you can make for your family of four. >> and if you want to make it a little healthier, you can make it sweet potatoes? >> exactly. a lot of restaurants and others we use cheap oil in place of real avocado. everybody's going to want you there on saturday night because what you're going to be doing here is you're going to be making for 190 calories an ultimate guac and chips, and
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it's a very good portion size and you're cutting out all the calories. >> and it's always better. >> cook this, not that. >> david, say hi to matt for me when you see him. get ready, hoda and kathie come right after the situation talks to them. but first this is "today," the sitch on nbc.
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sweet n' sour filled twizzlers. the twist you can't resist. our state is in a real mess. and i'm not going to give you any phony plans or snappy slogans that don't go anywhere. we have to ltheur onsin meawi. 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.
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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. never one to miss a free male, right her meal. >> this is my favorite. >> what have you got coming up? >> we have got the situation. >> you had like a ten-minute interview with him. you beat him down. >> he's not eating a plate full of donuts. >> dionne warwick.
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>> and most importantly, we have flatulence. the series is b.o. it started yesterday. >> it's great unwashed. >> but you'll find out what causes it, how to, you know, fight it. >> how do we know what causes it. >> sugar is one of the things that causes it. >> i just can't eat cabbage. >> wow. this is fascinating stuff. >> and country rocker jason aldean is going to be with us. >> everything you needed to know and more. >> we got more coming up with the ladies. but first, your local news and weather. m
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another check on the commute. >> an accident involving a motorcycle westbound 580 coming towards castro valley y. you'll find slowing in the area because of that accident. redwood road is where we see that. does not sound like the driver suffered major injuries. slow down880 and 580, nice easy drive over the bay bridge, so things are moving nicely. as you can see, we have good speeds. we'll end with this shot of the golden gate bridge. no major slowing. nice, clear view. watch for folks taking pictures at at&t park. so far, pretty cool start to the morning, but temperatures will be swinging into the 70s inland. 78 degrees san jose. gorgeous weather all the way through tomorrow and thursday. and then we'll cool down as the clouds come back in, approaching the weekend. thanks so much.
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the giants are back in the bay area to the excitement of hundreds and thousands as well. they arrived at at&t park around 4:30 this morning. the hundreds of screaming fans staying up early or late, i guess, some fans there for last night's game just waiting for the team to arrive, and their waiting paid off. the team showing off their elusive world series trophy. they all stayed to talk with the fans. >> right now we're running on adrenaline still. these guys flew in, they're going to get some rest tonight to celebrate, but to have us come back and have this waiting on us means a lot to these guys. >> i hope i don't wake up from a dream, but i'm so happy. i'm so proud of my team. we had an unbelievable, unbelievable run. i'm so happy for san francisco and the whole organization and the whole city. it's unbelievable. >> pretty exciting. some fans last night did leave a bit of a mess at at&t park,
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someone broke a big pane window at the ballpark. another update in a half hour. hope to see you then. quote and compare in about 8 minutes. now, that's progressive. call or click today. 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. from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda >> hey everybody. we're so glad you're with us. it's election day tuesday, or as we call it here booze day. november 2nd. and haven't voted yet but i intend to. >> me as well. >> you have a big day. >> moving day and election day for low da woman. >> ply morning, moving is hard. so far. >> then there is con edison. >> i was on the phone. what do we do with the clothes.
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i tagged everything with post-its, i taped. >> doesn't matter. >> the tvt cable guy is there but there is flow cable to hook up. whatever. i don't know what to do. it's all hopefully going to happen. >> it's in god's hands. give it up. then vote. but don't -- all right. >> got to vote every time. >> america was so concerned about your couch yesterday. we had tons of people on the facebook trying to solve your couch problem. >> i was trying to give my couch to rosa who i love and she and her husband and son tried to get it out of the door. they jammed it. it was up, down. it's not getting out of the front door. people were great on facebook. the legs don't come off t. hinges have never come off that door. >> half the wall came off trying to get it out. >> i know. you're not going to get your security back. kiss it good-bye. >> it's good-bye. >> got bra strap action? thank you. that's because i'm all excited
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we have a situation here. >> what situation. he's sitting on the couch. look at the pose. already with the pose. >> we got attitude problems. >> he's eating his cheerios or wheaties. we're going to take him down. >> the situation's got a book out. right. >> that's what i hear. >> look at his hands. al talked to him earlier. >> and we'll be with you, buddy. >> sarah posted by the way on our facebook page a question about like questions for the situation? the page exploded. people have a lot of questions, intimate questions they want to ask the situation. >> we a few of our own. you know that they made now something very, very important, the world's largest wine glass. was unveiled friday in lebanon. i hope they don't drink alcohol in lebanon. about 100 wine bottles -- fill one-fourth of this glass.
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and portugal is upset because it smashed their record in 1998. this is almost eight feet tall, 5 1/2 feet across. how can you drink from it? >> a straw. >> you have to have a straw. that's the only way to do it. isn't that hilarious that's what you do. i guess you do anything to get in the "guiness book of world records." >> i like this one. there is this little boy who is punished for passing gas on his -- his school van. not a bus. a van. >> here's the thing. we're doing -- tight quarters. we're doing a series all week on body functions, i guess. we did b.o. yesterday. today we're doing flatulence, then we're doing, we've got what else do we have. >> bad breath. >> bad breath. >> it's sarah. >> sarah has a little boy. this little boy, the bus driver
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reported him. it was not his first offense. he said i told him it's not funny nor polite. the others scream, he laughs. >> see, here's the thing. you know this kid has been doing this every day on the bus. everyone's gagging, he keeps doing it. finally -- >> it's a van. >> it's tiny and the windows don't open. you know it's bad. the whole stevens point this kid got in trouble and now, i mean, he should have been in trouble, don't you think? >> unbelievably rude. it just is. >> do that on purpose i think sometimes. thinking of yesterday. okay. a guy gets out of my small elevator in my building. i walk in, shut the door and almost pass -- no. in the elevator. because he looked at me and a smile like hey. it was sick. you could taste it. sometimes it's like that. it was bad.
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i was thinking about our segment today. by the way, sugar causes it. >> now we know. you love your sweets. >> stop it. >> apparently they have taken a survey. you are what you watch. if you watch the jersey shore, i guess -- >> you attract what is in you. >> tammy, our producer tammy, loves it. you'll see guilty pleasure. >> she's from jersey so it's fitting that she would. so if you watch other shows here's what it tells about you. if you are a fan ever "dancing with the stars," this is what your personality is like. traditional, prefer stability, respect authority and you have your feet firmly to the ground. >> "madmen," curious, you tend to be dreamers. >> i never have seen it. i don't know the channels are. >> the office, those people think they are superior to others.
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happily brag about accomplishments, prefer to be in charge. here's "glee" i'm very open, hoda, i believe contribute to a good life, i'm in touch with my feelings. more intensely than people like you. >> if you like "the family guy" you do not like authority, rules or structure. they deem those unfair. won't hesitate to make their feelings known. >> i wish we had something about "the jersey shore." >> 6 million people watch it. >> that's a lot. >> apparently the same that watch our show because our facebook lit up. if you guys have been stopped and said my gosh, are you kathie lee, are you hoda or people are telling you that you remind them of us, now it's time to get something out of that deal. we're looking for two ladies to double for the two of us.
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this is the key. it's got to be a current photo of yourself. and a short essay how looking like me or hoda impacted your life. >> here are pictures. talking to you about debber. i think we have their picture. that's mean. okay. what's her husband's name? >> barry. >> that's rude. also steve and carey o'brian. look at this. he's got your book. finally. >> his legs. >> get your pictures in. we'd love to see. we have a plan for you, a secret plan. >> it will be fun. i guess you are also what you smell like, too. because there is this aroma kolg. you can take a survey. it will tell you the kind of perfume. >> here are the questions they ask. what colors inspire you, when you get ready for a night out like do you wear traditional, you take time to dress up, an
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ideal vacation, exploring the countryside, on a beach or sailing through the caribbean, they take call of your traits and stick it in a vat and come up with a perfume. >> i think you and i are quint different. >> absolutely. >> we're exactly the same because we both got this perfume. >> we're both a floral. they sent us a floral. >> what do you think? you like it? >> okay. anyway. >> it might come in handy today with our flatulence. good for that. we're going on a little trip. >> we're going to florida, you guys. november 19th. okay. we're going on this royal caribbean ship that's called the allure of the sea, one of the largest in the world. you can see how big it is. it had to squeeze under a danish bridge, check this out, with 1 1/2 inches, barely eeked through. >> the tide was high.
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it's like four football fields long. 8300 people can be on it including the crew. you know what, that ship cost more than $1.5 billion. can you imagine if they had you know, scraped the top part. >> not good. we're going live from ft. lauderdale november 19th on the cruise ship at dock, though. >> i'm packing my thong. >> of course you are. >> yeah. >> over to miss sarah. >> hi, we're getting some of the look alike pictures in. we got a couple of kathie lee's. i guess they are common. >> i'm older. >> eva writes in that she is told all the time she looks like kathie lee, she had her son the same week as cody. and she loved watching you on regis and has been a fan. you guys make her laugh. >> she is a lovely lady. you know what cody went as on halloween in california? what character he went as? the situation. >> he did not. >> yes, he did.
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one year ago, if you heard the word the situation, you may have thought of its dictionary definition, a set of circumstances. >> but then a little show called "jersey shore" day budde on mtv introducing the world to a very tanned and toned mike sorrentino, turning the situation into a star. >> now that star is out with his first book aptly titled "here's the situation, a guide to creeping on chicks, avoiding grenades and getting in your gtl on the jersey shore,". what a title, babe. >> you're a hit. you've become iconic in our landscape. >> i'm flattered, thank you. thank you. >> we're going to get into why because why do you think? >> i don't know, you know. i'm very creative. i believe i'm very unique. and i really think that positive thinking begets positive results. so, you know, very long time ago i was actually unemployed, had no money, no place to live, you
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know, no car, no nothing. >> no chicks. >> the girl left me and took the dog. >> not even a dog. >> yeah, so at that particular point in my life, i'm like what am i going to do with my life? and i always had dream, ever since i was young. >> dreams of what? >> really just being, i don't know if it was famous or special or tv or modeling, whatever it was, but it was something. i knew was out there, but i never took a shot until i had no money, no nothing, and i just had -- i was on the floor with nothing, no money. >> what turned it around? >> pretty much, like i said, i was unemployed, no money, i thought i have to do something and those dreams, i went for them. i started sending in pictures to new york city, pretty much in my underwear, and -- >> okay. >> eventually i got a call back and signed on to an agency in new york city and within doing modeling for two weeks, i was noticed by tv, vh1 did casting.
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>> for a pilot. >> for a pilot and i got that pilot role. and we did the pilot, and i actually had to wait six or eight months for that pilot to even get approved. so imagine hanging on to, like, a dream for six to eight months, and you don't even know if you get that show if you'll be popular. >> did you have this body throughout? was the body the whole ticket? >> you know what, i pretty much had the body most of my life, i would have to say. i worked hard on my body. >> you came out of the womb like that? >> i don't know about that. >> do you get tired of showing your abs, by the way? >> i've stopped showing them as much -- >> you just showed them again. >> i know. but i was thinking about now. >> you're sweet. >> we want to take a little umbrage with you because as a mother, the stuff that goes on "jersey shore," i don't want my kids living like that, he don't want them acting like that, don't want my daughter to be considered a grenade, all that kind of stuff. what do you say to people like
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me that feel like this show is part of the down -- our culture being -- >> i'm sure when you were younger or younger than you are now, you're what, 35? >> now i love you. >> i'm sure when everybody was in their 20s or 30s, you go out, you have fun, you party a little bit, drink a little bit, you may get into a argument here or there, it just so happens that i'm on camera. >> it seems like you're in a lot of relationships with a lot of people over and over and over. >> and what you see is almost like somebody showing you a book and saying you can only see what's on the cover. we shoot 300 hours to one hour that is on tv. some of the stuff you don't see. >> to the girls for a second, there are girls, you describe them as grenades, an unkind term. >> i understand, i understand. >> they're ugly, they're grenades. >> it could be a personality trait that makes them a grenade. a pretty girl can be a grenade by not having a good personality. it is a joking term. >> bringing the girls who are a
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revolving door like this, strange girls in and out and in and out and in and out. >> and in the hot tub for 25 minutes -- >> that was just a joke there, that whole hot tub thing with the -- if it goes in the hot tubs, the degrees will burn anything. that was a joke. yes. but, like i said, i'm single, i'm looking for the right one right now. >> you are not. >> i happen to go through them a little bit quicker than everybody else. >> you might find her in church. >> i might take you up on that advice. >> yeah. because also there is a lot of -- i got to ask one question, serious, if you guys are that drunk as you get or seem to be -- >> i'm actually one of the ones that don't drink as much. >> oh, okay, because it is hard to perform sexually if one is wasted. >> to be honest with you, i've heard nothing but rave reviews from -- no. >> okay. >> we have a couple of facebook questions, mike. >> michelle wants to know, what
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would you do if your daughter brought someone home like you? >> to be honest with you, i would probably give him the benefit of the doubt and just tell my daughter to, you know, just watch herself and to, you know, everybody has motives in their own relationships. girls and guys. so -- >> yeah, but -- >> it is watching after yourself and if that person really likes you, i mean, i have a sister and i tell her every day, you know what, you have to just make the right decisions and have to have your own motives in your relationship. do you like this guy? is it worth it? are you attracted enough? >> but a real girlfriend -- >> i've been in love. i believe in destiny. i believe in true love. i believe you have three loves in your life and one true love. i really do. i haven't found that right person yet or maybe i did and didn't make the connection yet. >> let's try another facebook question. >> there is a lot of smooshing on the show or whatever that is. laura wants to know are you actually worried about stds? >> to be honest with you, i am not worried about stds
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whatsoever, because i believe in safe sex. i believe everybody should practice safe sex. so you know, either wrap it up or don't do it at all. >> all righty. >> we're going to wrap it up now and -- >> thanks, mike. >> pretty much. >> okay, thank you. >> good luck with your book. >> you may want to stick around. next we're going to talk about flatulence. >> i think i might. >> all righty. still to come, how to deal with a different kind of situation, flatulence. >> and someone who is a gas is up next, amy saberis puts comedy into crafting. crafting for poor people, she says, right after this. now the healing power of touch just got more powerful. introducing precise from the makers of tylenol. precise pain relieving heat patch activates sensory receptors. it helps block pain signals for deep penetrating relief you can feel precisely where you need it most. precise.
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softness worth sharing. ♪ amy sedaris has gone where no other comedian has gone before. crafting, which is always a delightful past time of hers. >> that's because it requires putting common elements together in order to achieve a lovely something that nobody needs. like these bonnets she's made for us. if you like them, you can find directions for this craft and others in her new book "simple times: crafts for poor people". >> first of all, these hats are ugly. >> well, it is the cover of the book. i want everything to be a craft. i'm saying, you take it off, all it requires is a staple. >> what about this statement, often been said that ugly people craft and attractive people have sex. >> that's true. i'm std free. yes. >> what's going on this table? >> these are some crafts from
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the book. these beautiful little gingham bonnets, really easy night caps. you can take sneakers and just magic marker your own gingham on there, tin cans, excellent stilts. little pompons for pilgrim hats, knit your own snausages, these pot holders and these are bookmarkers, take two pieces of tape and put pennies between them. and use it in a bible or instructional book. gingham hangers. >> you're ridiculous. do some stretching. what's happening here? >> before you craft -- >> am i still wearing this hat? >> i talked to this woman who did seed art and she was complaining about the stress in her neck from -- >> yes. >> i put a stretching chapter in my book. you want to just -- move -- just move those muscles here and down. >> why is this in your crafting
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book? >> you need to stretch before and after crafting because it is really hard on your joints. it is really hard on everything. so you want to make sure that you just -- >> i heard that stretch. >> if you're going to be drinking while crafting, you need to reach, reach, and then you want to swirl and you're going to feel it here, swirl. >> feel the burn. >> right. feel the burn. when you drink it, don't throw your head back. >> that's bad for your neck. >> exactly. >> that's why you shouldn't do shots, really. >> very good, very good. >> let's move down to these crafts. what are these? >> if you are going to be drinking, okay, i thought these little castanets, these are for the christmas ones with the little fancy little pipe cleaners. all you do is you take a beer bottle cap or coca-cola, whatever, drill a hole, you can use pipe cleaners, you can use string, you can use twist ties, fish it through the hole. >> fish it. >> fish it, knot it.
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>> what do you do with it? >> you entertain your guests. you do little castanets, like i can do it, you know, like that. >> oh, okay. we have 20 seconds. >> 20 seconds? okay, this is in the book. it is a wonderful bend it up, t some fabric, loop it through. it is in the book. >> perfect, perfect. >> genius, you're so funny. [ female announcer ] we're made to mix.
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nothing major. traffic heading into san francisco, low clouds covering around, so rob has a look at your forecast. >> the weather's going to look pretty outstand being. even though we have a cool start for the morning, afternoon sunshine, 78 degrees san jose, 70s san francisco and oakland, for today, tomorrow and thursday, the weekend looks great. thursday, inland spots, 70s and 80s. as we head towards the weekend, cooldown with increasinclouds. >> thanks, rob. 10:27, now. more after this. [ female announcer ] this is a strawberry pop tart.
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san francisco will celebrate the giants' world series win with a ticker tape parade tomorrow at montgomery and washington in the financial district at 11:00 a.m. it will work its way to montgomery and market street ending at the civic center. this is the same route the team took when they first came to san francisco from new york in 1958. mayor newsom will present the team with a key to the city. get there early if you want a good spot. mass transit is your best bet, given the people and lack of parking. best seat in the house could be right here at nbc bay area. we'll carry it all live for you. it is all giants all the time on nbcbayarea.com. you'll see the arrive affiliate our conquering heroes and tomorrow's big ticker tape parade. also find video and photos from
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last night's world series victory. so much fun and so much to celebrate. thanks so much for joining us this morning. "the today show" continues next. see you bright and early tomorrow. have a great afternoon, and enjoy the great weather. "body talk" brought to you by new listerine zero, zero alcohol, less intense. >> oh, lord. >> okay. we are -- you know what, we've gone over this. >> stop it. we're back on this crazy booze day with a special series we call body talk with kathie lee and hoda. >> yesterday we talked body order, today we're talking gas, not the rising price of it. what causes gas, how much does
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the average person pass a day. we ask the hard questions so you don't have to. ♪ we'll have joe on the road >> gas has been around for hundreds of thousands of years. as long as there have been bacteria around, there has been gas around. >> yes. like petro gas. >> like farting. >> what about it? >> gas occurs when our own bodies are unable to digest and absorb the foods that we eat. >> between the two of us or in general? >> my boyfriend. he has really bad. >> my dogs are the worst, actually. >> over the course of the day
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the average person can pass as much as 1.5 pints of gas and they can pass gas approximately 10 to 20 times, that's considered normal. >> i just had chili. need i say more? >> we have the author of the freaky fabulous truth about your body. hello. what was your reaction when you got the call from the producer now we're going to talk about gas? >> you know, i was excited to be honest. this is what i deal with as a g.i. doctor. >> a lot of us think we're eating smng wrong, that's why this is happening. >> as the doctor said in the piece, it's an average person passes 1 to 4 pints a day. >> how can you measure a vapor? >> well, they do experiments where they measure the amount of gas they expel. you know. >> a bad assignment. >> in general, what happens when
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we eat food, a lot does go undigested into our large intesti intestine. bacteria releasing gas. >> you talk about the flat you lant five. >> sugar is the first one i found surprising. explains a lot. >> i eat a lot of sugar. >> certain sugars are not digested, that we find in fruits and in candies, especially diet candies. these sugars are not absorbed well so the bacteria releases a lot of gas. if you have a problem you might want to cut down on sugar intake. >> even sugarless gum is take more air. >> right t. sorbitol in sugarless gum or sucking candy, the act of sucking that candy will cause to you swallow air. >> using a straw. >> i don't use straws. >> dairy. >> this is probably one. if someone comes complaining of gas we talk about dairy and we try cutting out lactose which is in dairy for a week to see. lactose intolerance can occur at any age, we have less ability to
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break down dairy as we age. >> hoda wants to know why sometimes there is an odor attached to gas. and sometimes there is not. >> well, it's a great question. >> thank you. >> the thing that gives gas an odor is usually sulphur. there are certain things that contain sulphur like eggs, meats when you break them down it releases sulphur. look at what you're eating. >> a couple of things. fizzy drinks, starches and fibers. what can you do. >> you need fiber. >> one of those things in the store? >> beano can work. a gas remedy may dissolve some of the bubbles. a pro biotic is good. this is a good bacteria supplement that can break down the gas. >> the most important thing in life, you keep a great sense of humor. when it happens it happens. >> it's normal. >> thank you, we appreciate it. >> and tomorrow a special series continues with everything you wanted to know about bad breath. still to come, don't walk on by because dionne warwick and jason
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see it," not as told by anybody else. nice to have you here. >> nice to be here with you again. >> how was it putting your life on paper? was it tough with the difficult times? did you include a lot of stuff or -- >> i told my story. you know, it wasn't hard at all. in fact, it was wonderful reliving some of the memories, you know? going back to the very beginning of my career, and meeting david for the first time and doing demonstration records and i took you on a journey with me while i was on the road because that's how i wrote it. during my tour. >> you have such a distinctive sound, the minute you sing, everybody knows that's dionne. i particularly love to watch you. you did that very unique thing with your -- with your fingers on the microphone. i always loved that. it is crazy the things people come away with, but you have your own beat all along. i was fascinated about the time you were told to add an e to the end of your name.
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>> i met a wonderful astrologist, her name was linda goodman. >> she's famous, very famous. >> she was. and god rest and bless her soul. we game very dear friends and linda said to me, you know, maybe you need an extra vibration to your name. let's add an e to your last name. and i did. i did it legally. down the line, album covers, marquises, you name it. >> all your people went crazy. >> all hell broke loose. it was like why did i do this to myself? so as quickly as i put it on, quickly i took it off and everybody went mad again because they had to change the marquises. >> i think the crossover appeal that you have, and i understand -- i bet you all different types of people are going to want to read this book because you're one of the first people i thought crossed over so beautifully between the black audience and the white audience. >> yeah, i've been known throughout the industry for the past, well, since i began, as the artist that bridged the gap.
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so there was never a differentiation between what i was singing and who could enjoy it. >> now we're hearing you sing that song, which you did not like. you did not want to record this song. how come? >> i didn't. because of whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. i never read a lyric like that. i thought, where did this come from? don't make me over and reach out for me and whoa, whoa, whoa. >> but that had something special in his life, right? >> san jose was very special to him. >> you talk about in the book how that marriage, that beautiful, perfect musical marriage broke up because they had an argument. >> exactly. that's the reason that they split, because of a film called "lost horizons". >> that they agreed about the score. >> they didn't disagree about the score. the lyrics were fine. the producers didn't care for the music. >> which was burt's part. >> yes, burt had to rewrite all of the music. and -- >> so it was egos, strong egos.
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>> yes, you know. >> it is all in your book. >> i know. terrific, terrific read. >> it is a fun read. it is fun. i had a good time doing it. and i really appreciate them giving me an opportunity to write my story. >> you and hoda, big, big, simon shuster. big, big. good to see you. i love when you talk. >> thanks, dionne. up next, into the kitchen for a little roasted butternut squash. what say meal without music? ja jason aldean performs "my kinda party." pu;v?2v.ac=u.l4(p/wlñkñ0 [ female announcer ] when you have a softer bath tissue, you can enjoy going more... while still using less. introducing new charmin ultra soft. new charmin ultra soft has an ultra-cushiony design that's soft and more absorbent. so you can use four times less versus the leading value brand. [ both ] ♪ soft to the touch... [ female announcer ] using less never felt so good. new charmin ultra soft. enjoy the go. ♪
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♪ blueberry pancakes are so good ♪ we're getting saucy with chef michael chiarello, who is about to show us what to do with a butternut squash. >> michael has been voted chef of the year, runned t es the fa vineyard. now he's got a new book appropriately titled "bottega"
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after his restaurant. what are you cutting up here? >> mozzarella is not just mozzarella. little slices in between the plastic, that's mozzarella. then it went to be fresh mozzarella, which is this. want to give that a try? which is very good. very good. here, hold this. give me your hand. look at this. come on. >> what is it? >> just saying. this is burrata. >> what does that even mean? >> burrata. >> i get it. >> i know, but i don't care. >> look at this. that's all -- >> the cream and the marscapone and the curds. want to try that? >> don't do it. don't do it, kathie. >> no. try that. >> why? >> it is delicious. >> unbelievable. >> here.
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>> thank you. >> i thought you liked food. >> i do like food. >> what we're doing is we're cooking here. >> i like wine. this is delicious. >> that's my boy's vineyard. >> boy's and girl's vineyard. >> i do. i have three daughters and a boy and a wife. >> cabernet is really delicious. >> a little bit of butter, a little bit of olive oil. they roast until they go like this. i start them in a pan and go into 450 degree oven to finish. >> because that's the way you roll. >> that's the way i go. >> how do you know they're all cooked through? >> they should be soft. see, this is still firm. when the knife goes through easy. we'll brown them here and then go over to the oven to finish. instead of vinegar and oil vinaigrette, we're doing a brown better vinaigrette. you put the butter in, as soon it begins to foam like that, put in some sage. >> i would love to. the whole thing? >> yes. >> hoda's cooking. >> look how it blows up. >> balsamic vinegar. look at this, look, mom.
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>> i like it. >> whoa, whoa! >> hey! very funny. >> hilarious. >> sorry about that. >> we have 30, want to come back and eat. >> mushrooms. >> here is some mushrooms. we go back around here. we're going to plate this up, all right? we have our vinegar -- we take our butternut squash. are you okay? >> i'm just burned. that's my job. that's what i do. >> cut me some of that burrata? >> sure. >> some mushrooms go over the top here. >> why don't you get a fork and taste in there. >> okay. i'll try it. >> a little brown butter vinaigrette, like that. there we go. look at this. >> looks good. >> look at that. >> thank you. >> you tear that up, just like that. >> and then a little -- >> that looks fantastic. >> it really does. >> okay. >> so it is not just -- it is not just tomatoes anymore. butternut squash, wild mushrooms, brown butter vinaigrette. >> my gosh, is that delicious. >> we're back with country star jason aldean, a great
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in the past five and a half years, country rocker jason aldean has gone from a relative unknown to an arena headliner, he's got 11 hit country songs. >> and now he's getting ready to establish himself as a formidable new force on the nashville scene with his fourth cd "my kinda party" and it's dropping today, right? or right about now? >> i hope it already has been out in the stores for a few hours, but, yeah, today is the release date. we're excited. >> like having a brand-new baby in the family. >> it is. you wait, you know, seems like you wait about that long, about nine, ten months and then, you know, the whole time you're working on the record, you get it done and have to wait for it to get out in the stores. >> you have a little bit of --
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hip-hop or rap. you snuck a little of that in, didn't you? a little something. >> we changed up a couple of things on the record. we did our first full fledged duet with kelly clarkson and we have "dirt road anthem." >> we want to get right to the music. we're running out of time. you're going to do "my kinda party"? >> absolutely. >> let's do it! jason aldean! ♪ ♪ worked all week cleaned up clean cut and clean shaved ♪ ♪ got the cover off the '68 ♪ ♪ fired it up and let the horses sing ♪ ♪ little pretty thing a little tan-legged
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georgia dream ♪ ♪ she's a rocken them holey jeans ♪ ♪ baby, what you got goin' on saturday ♪ ♪ you know words got it there's gonna be a party ♪ ♪ out of town about half a mile ♪ ♪ four wheel drives and big mud tires musk dine wine ♪ ♪ oh, baby you can find me in the back of a jacked up tailgate ♪ ♪ sittin' around watchin' all the pretty things ♪ ♪ get down in that georgia clay and i'll find peace ♪ ♪ at the bottom of a real tall cold drink i'm chillin' to some skynyrd and some old hank ♪ ♪ let's get this thing started it's my kinda party ♪ ♪ if ya wanna drink go baby just do your thing ♪ ♪ give up your keys hell why drive when you can stay with me ♪
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♪ and then after while we'll sneak away from the bonfire ♪ ♪ walk by the moonlight and down to the riverside ♪ ♪ gotcha sippin' on some moonshine ♪ ♪ baby, if you're in the mood you can settle for a one night rodeo ♪ ♪ you can be my tan-legged juliet ♪ ♪ i'll be your redneck romeo ♪ you can find me in the back of a jacked up tailgate ♪ ♪ sittin' around watchin' all these pretty things ♪ ♪ get down on that georgia clay ♪ ♪ and i'll find peace at the bottom of a real tall cold drink ♪ ♪ i'm chillin' to some skynyrd and some old hank ♪ ♪ let's get this thing started it's my kinda party ♪ ♪ ♪ oh, baby you can find me ♪ ♪ in the back of a jacked up tailgate ♪ ♪ sittin' around
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watchin' all these pretty things ♪ ♪ get down in that georgia clay ♪ ♪ and i'll find peace at the bottom of a real tall cold drink ♪ ♪ i'm chillin' to some skynyrd and some old hank ♪ ♪ let's get this thing started it's my kinda party ♪ ♪ >> yeah! >> whoo! >> jason! >> you guys rocked. so good. >> that is so fun. >> thank you, honey. good luck with that. good luck with that. >> loved it. >> we got to roll. >> tomorrow, smokey robinson.
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