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good morning. brki good morning. breaking news. tomas strengthens into a hurricane overnight, as it lashes parts of haiti with high winds and drenching rain, threatening further devastation in the island nation still reeling from january's earthquake. we're there live and al is tracking that storm. missing the message. top house republican john boehner slams president obama, accusing him of being in denial about the message voters sent on tuesday. this morning, top republican strategist, karl rove, speaks out. and has he kicked the habit? we'll travel to indonesia to see if the toddler made famous in
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this viral video is still smoking today, friday, november this viral video is still smoking today, friday, november 5th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. literally, the calm before the storm in port-au-prince, haiti, as now hurricane tomas bears down. >> the big, big concern this morning is the safety of the 1.3 million people who are still living in tent cities following january's earthquake there. up to 10 inches of rain is expected in some areas of that n nation. emergency crewsear that combined with high winds could produce dangerous mud slides. we're going to go live to haiti for the very latest in just a couple of minutes. then to politics. the latest fallout over that big win for republicans in tuesday. they picked up at least 60 seats
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in the house and at least six in the senate, but could that number of republican gains in the senate been even higher? this woman, christine o'donnell, lost in delaware. a lot of people say the people she beat in the primary could have won. we'll talk to her a little later. and an up close and personal look at the world's most expensive. it's valued at a billion -- that's with a "b," $1 billion. now let's take a look at that hurricane taking at aim at haiti. >> reporter: the winds are calm, but the rains have been falling steadily since last night. southwestern haiti, though, is much closer to that hurricane. the fear is the rains could cause mud slides and flash floods, which is why yesterday the haitian government tried to evacuate one of the big tent camps here, but ran into trouble trying to do that. with the storm approaching, the
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haitian government had hoped to clear out one of its most vulnerable tent camps, filled with 6,000 earthquake victims. but when u.n. workers offered to move the children, disabled, and elderly to a hospital for safety, they met with loud resistance from residents. the confrontation became so heated some of the aid workers had to leave the camp. >> there have been some security incidents, so our registration teams had to pull out. it's very difficult to rye to conduct these type of operations without registration. >> reporter: the residents say they're worried about losing their possessions here and are concerned about where they'll be taken and if they can come back here after the storm passes. the camp sits at the base of a mountain outside port-au-prince and is especially vulnerable to wind and flooding rains. as the hours pass, u.n. officials worried about the evacuations being delayed and assured the residents they could return here. finally, tempers cooled and the first few hundred residents lined up to be evacuated, saying
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they feared mud slides and flash flooding participate they were loaded by peacekeeping forces on to united nations trucks headed to shelter. they're now among the relatively few tent camp residents across the country to be evacuated. with 1.3 million haitians now living under tarps and tents, most have nowhere to go, despite the urging of the haitian government to seek shelter with family and friends in safe housing, most of these earthquake victims now ride out the storm in rickety tents. now, health officials worry that the rain could also worsen the cholera epidemic by spreading the contaminated water, which has already killed more than 400 people here. meredith, back to you. >> mark potter, thank you very much. mr. roker, where's this storm headed, how bad is it going to be? >> the bad news is it doesn't look like it's going to get over land, so it's going to stay over the warm waters and probably continue to strengthen. it's 175 miles west of port-au-prince, haiti, 85 miles
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per hour winds, moving north-northeast at 9 miles per hour. the hurricane-force winds, tropical storm-force winds extend well out into much of haiti, towards the eastern ends of haiti. you can see eastern cuba, western haiti bear the brunt of those winds and on into the turks and caicos and southeastern bahamas as well. that's going to be a big problem. rainfall amounts, we're talking the anywhere from 5 to 10 inches of rain over haiti, and of course, with the mountainous terrain, and much of it deforested, they've estimated up to 80% of the forest has been cut down for people to use for firewood, that's going to exacerbate the mud slide problems. the path of the storm continues on into the atlantic by early saturday morning and continues on as a category 1 storm. the big problem, not so much the winds, but really the rains. 10 to 15 inches of rain is going to cause massive mud slides and flooding. >> mr. roker, thank you very much. we appreciate it. let's turn to politics now, where the top republicans in
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congress bolstered by tuesday's election results are promising big changes in washington. nbc's kelly o'donnell is on capitol hill. good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, matt. it's been a very rough go for democrats since tuesday night, but they do have some good news this morning. washington state, the senate race there that we've been waiting for a result, it goes to democrats. senator patty murray wins a fourth term and she beat dino rossi, who was selected by national republicans, to try to challenge her. it was one of those mail-in ballot states, so it took a little longer. and now president obama has at least one more democrat he can look to. she certainly defended all of his policies on the campaign trail. that stood out. but now mr. obama has less power and fewer votes in congress. >> people are still catching their breath from the election, the dust is still settling. >> reporter: but republicans do not appear winded. taking their aim at the top. >> i don't want the president to fail, i want him to change. >> reporter: the leading republican in the house, john boehner, also firing back in an interview with abc news. >> there seems to be some denial
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on the part of the president, and other democrat leaders, the message that was sent by the american people. >> i think it's clear that the voters sent a message. which is, they want us to focus on the economy and jobs and moving this country forward. >> reporter: but boehner says it's more than that. >> when you have the most historic election in over 60, 70 years, you would think that the other party would understand that the american people have clearly repudiated the policy that they've put forward in the last two years. >> reporter: something to talk about when the president has congressional leaders over to the white house later this month. >> it's not just going to be a photo op. hopefully, it may spill over into dinner. >> some have said it was indelicate of me to suggest that our top political priority over the next two years should be to deny president obama a second term. >> reporter: speaking to a conservative audience, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell
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did acknowledge that republicans still can't repeal health care reform, cut spending, and end bailouts on their own. but his solution, defeating president obama in 2012. >> the only way to do all of those things is put someone in the white house who won't veto all of these things. >> it may take some renegades going rogue to get us there. it may take folks shaking it up to get there. >> reporter: and 2012 speculation always takes off when sarah palin's political action committee launches a new video. this time with glossy images of the winning candidates she endorsed and a touch of ronald reagan. >> this is our moment, this is our morning in america. >> reporter: and it is sarah palin's home state, alaska, which is still the question mark for who wins in the senate. now, the democrat there has already conceded, but lisa murkowski, the incumbent who has been running as a write-in, she's still holding on as well as joe miller. they've got a long way to go
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before they count all of those write-in ballots. and it will be a long time, a couple of weeks before the president sits down with members of congress. that's because he heads overseas today. matt? >> kelly o'donnell on capitol hill this morning, kelly, thanks, as always. karl rove served as senior adviser to president george w. bush and his book, "courage and conscious: my life as a conservative in the fight" is now out on paperback. good to have you back. >> good to be back. >> i know you worked closely with outside republicans in this election. 2004, george bush said you were the architect. were you an architect of this big win for republicans on tuesday? >> well, i don't -- look, others can apply the labels, i just had a lot of fun being involved in american crossroads and crossroads gps and our efforts to help elect more republicans. >> it was a thumping for democrats, no question about it, on tuesday, in the house, in the senate, in some governors' races across the country. i thought it was interesting what you wrote in an op-ed yesterday. let me read some of that.
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republicans must not delude themselves. the voters didn't throw out the democrats because they're enraptured with the gop. the polling data suggests that many voters still remain nervous about it. republicans are on probation and whether they get off it depends on whether they do what they said they would do on the campaign trail. what do they need to do? >> they need to attack obamacare everywhere they can. they need to ratchet down the spending and attack the deficit, st extend the tax cuts and have a pro-growth agenda. it's not simply enough to say, we're going to stop doing the bad thing the american people clearly want to have stopped, but they need to lay out an agenda. >> can they attack obamacare without personally attacking obama, or do they go hand in hand? i think people vending a message, they're tired of the visit vitri vitriol. can they accomplish that? >> people talked about the facts and specifics of it, and it was
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the president out there saying, we need to punish our enemies and reward our friends. of the negative ads done this year, the vast majority of the republican ads were either devoted exclusively to policy questions or policy and personnel -- personal questions, where has most of the democrat ads were aimed personally at the republicans. >> you talk about the president's indelicate use of the word "enemy," but both sides have been guilty of these things. mitch mcconnell just admitted, he should not have said, our priority number one is to make obama a one-term president. we understand what he meant. but do republicans have to send a different sign, that it's not about president obama, it's about changing course. >> it's about president obama's policies. absolutely, it's about president obama's policies. and look, there's no moral quiflty between what president obama did for months and months and months during this campaign, excoriating the republicans, and the republicans having a very focused attack on his policies. it was president obama who said, oh, we're welcome to have those republicans come along with us, but they ought to be riding in the back. anyone who says there's one
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person in america who's keenly aware about a metaphor saying people should be riding in the back, that's this president of the united states. >> let me ask you a question i asked senator-elect rand paul wednesday morning. i said, the relationship between the republican party and the tea party, is it a marriage of convenience? will the honeymoon soon end? or are you guys so s soul mates? >> we'll see. there's the tea party movement, which are groups. there's an even larger tea party sentiment. the tea party sentiment has given rise to the tea party groups. if you take a look at that sentiment, it is broad. it's why 55% of independents voted for republicans, an 11-point shift from two years ago and a nearly 20-point shift from four years ago. it is why we have a lot of people who have not been republicans before who nonetheless came out and -- >> you mentioned those independents. we've learned a lot about them. they don't want to be fenced in. they'll move in either direction and they'll move rapidly. do you think they would move to the right for the foreseeable future, or for 2012, could they
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move back to the center or left? >> they could move back, but it would require the republicans to fail at their task and for president to move to the middle. they were not prepared for all the spending, for the failed stimulus bill, for all the additions to the deficit. they were not prepared for obamacare. when the president ran the second most widely shown add, it said, quote, government extreme health care. >> you said christine o'donnell's loss in delaware was a lesson for republicans. what's telephonhe lesson? does she have a future? >> she had a lot of issues that came up in the local press, she handled them one way in the spring and handled them a different way in the fall. in the spring, she said, for example, that she lost her condominium in a foreclosure because of a technical error in the bank. in the fall, she did the right thing by shooting straight with people and said, i lost it because i didn't pay my mortgage. >> does she have a future? >> it's up to her and it's up to the voters of delaware. >> real quickly, at the end
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here, your former boss, george. with bush, has been silent for two years since leaving the white house. he's now out with a new book. we're going to be hearing a lot about him and from him over the next couple of days and weeks. you've read his book. what do you think will surprise people most about what he's put in there? and this isn't a plug for us, by the way. >> he's shown a very personal side of his decisions and of how they affected him. and it's a very frank book. it's a very revealing book. people will be surprised how difficult and complicated and nuanced some of these situations were about which he had to make a decision. but they will be struck, i think, by the personal tone of it. >> karl rove, karl, always good to have you here. >> thanks for having me. it's 14 minutes after the hour. once again, here's meredith. >> matt, thank you. as kelly o'donnell mentioned, alaska's still undecided senate race is getting more interesting. incumbent lisa murkowski ran as a write-in and appeared on track to win, but now challenger joe miller is saying, it isn't over yet.
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kristen welker has the latest. >> this race is not done until the ballots are counted. >> reporter: tea party candidate joe miller has a message for write-in candidate, lisa murkowski. >> her little victory speech that she gave several days ago may actually be premature. >> reporter: miller's hired a legal team to do battle in the alaska recount where he trails the the write-in ballots by 13,000 votes. >> frankly, i think we're going to pull ahead, at least not ahead in the 13,000 votes, but we're going to pull ahead of where we are now when those absentee ballots get counted. >> reporter: we spoke with the gop hopeful at a coffee shop in wasilla, alaska, the hometown of one of his biggest supporters, sarah palin. >> i'm excited because there are people that have been awakened, you know, obviously by sarah palin. but they've also been awakened just by common sense. >> do you think she would be a good presidential candidate? >> i think she would be. there's no doubt about it. look at who's in office right now. you do a comparison between the two, there is no comparison.
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you got one person who wants to grow government, another person who wants to shrink it. to me, it's a no-brainer. >> reporter: and while palin has become a headliner for the tea party, miller is not sure if the movement has completely arrived just yet. >> we'll have to wait and see. really, i think that after these people take office, hopefully me included, depending on the outcome here, the end result will be then seen as to whether or not the gop decides to basically embrace the movement. >> reporter: but right now he's focused on his own future, as alaska waits to see which candidate actually did win this race. kristen welker, nbc news, wasilla, alaska. and now let's get a check of the rest of the morning's top stories. >> we've got ann curry waiting at the news desk. good morning to you. >> good morning, matt and meredith. good morning, everybody. in the wake of this week's election, attention is now turning today to the economy and specifically the nation's unemployment rate. cnbc's melissa francis has more on this, joining us from the new york stock exchange. >> good morning, ann. the unemployment number is front and center as the market tries
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to continue this monster rally from yesterday, five stocks up for every one that fell. this is on the back of the fed's plan to inject $500 billion into treasuries. but what has moved stocks higher has crushed the dollar, down 14% since june. oil jumped another 2% and gold surging to 1382 an ounce. a new record. back to you. and president obama is speaking about the economy this morning at the white house. >> the fact is, an encouraging jobs report doesn't make a difference if you're still one of the millions of people who are looking for work. and i won't be satisfied until everybody who is looking far job can find one. >> this morning in northwest pakistan, the suicide bombing demolished a mosque during friday prayers, killing at least 50 people. a plane crash in central cuba late thursday killed all 68 people on board. the state airliner went down in a mountainous area after declaring an emergency. the head of qantas airline says the midair engine blowout on thursday was most likely caused by a material failure or
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a faulty engine design. rolls royce, the engine manufacturer, says it is investigating. and here is some good news, anyway, heading into the weekend. you're all going to get an extra hour of sleep -- get to sleep in a little bit longer on sunday morning as we return to daylight savings time, so don't forget so set your clock back one hour on saturday night. what an annoying sound.ng sound. let's go back to matt, meredith and al. >> but once again the alarm will go off. >> mcgruber! >> we are talking about some cold air coming on in here, we have got lake-effect snow, jet stream dips down to the south, we're talking heavy snows above 3,000 feet from the great lakes down into asheville, the carolinas, some places may pick up six inches of snow in some of those higher elevations.
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>> here's a beautiful presunrise view and high cloud with a nice forecast. here's a look at the seven-day forecast. we will show you the temperatures will be pretty close to yesterday. more clouds filling in for tomorrow. a slight chance of an isolated shower mainly on the coastal hills. it's sunday when we see the cold front from the north that will bring more moisture and a big drop in temperatures and breezy with rain to wrap up the weekend and a cool start to next week. mortgage rates may be at record lows, but they won't help you afford the newest home in india. it is the most expensive home ever built worth a jaw-dropping billion dollars. ian williams is there. >> reporter: good morning to you. president obama arrives here in mumbai in just a few hours from now. if he needs any reminder of india's new economic power, he need look no further than the building behind me, the world's first billion dollar home.
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it's billed as the world's most expensive home ever, 27 floors of it, soaring above india's financial capital. >> it's a really cool house. it's got a feeder that seats 60 people. >> reporter: six floors of parking, nine elevators, a health club, grand ballroom, swimming pool, hanging gardens and all topped by three helipads. the richest man will move in with his wife and three children with an estimated 600 staff now making final preparations. >> it's sort of his castle. it's a way to hold court. it's a reminder i have this and you have not. >> reporter: the home named antilia after a mythical island is astonishing, even by standards of india's new rich which likes to show off its new wealth. all that money from one family
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says this man who earns $10 a day selling flutes in the neighborhood. other neighbors are impressed. >> i am very proud. it shows our richness, our country. >> reporter: it also affords a bird's-eye view of mumbai's slums. still home to more than 60% of the world's population. people are dieing of hunger, but just look at that house, this man says. in one settlement, just down the road, there was more resignation than resentment. you would be hard pressed to find anybody here who hasn't heard of the billion dollar house. it's fast becoming the talk of india. not only for being so over the top, but also for its lego meets blade runner decide. >> if i had that kind of money, i would want to live in a house like that. >> they're extremely, extremely private people. >> reporter: the world's fourth richest man will be part of
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their next cover story. just as speculation mounts as to who will be joining them for their house warming later this month. needless to say, invitations will be much sought after for what's likely to be one of the most extraordinary parties this city has ever seen. back to you. >> ian williams, thank you very much. and just ahead on a much different note, what drove her to kill? mary winkler, a mother of three, accused of killing her preacher husband tells her side of the story in an exclusive live interview. but first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪ [ male announcer ] it's luxury with fire in its veins. bold. daring.
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still ahead, christine o'donnell and what she'll do .next next. >> plus we'll catch up with the smoking toddler and find out if he's still smoking. combination at red lobster? or maybe skewers of tender, wood-grilled shrimp.
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discernible. you see fog scattered across, but gray in that shot. >> we have a combination of low clouds and patchy fog into the north bay and high clouds drifting in for the afternoon. overall a day today that will look a lot like yesterday. mostly 70s inland for more day. extra clouds and cooler and a slice chance of a shower along the coastal hilltops. sunday will be the main event with rain and cooler weather. look at the cool temperatures into next week. more news after this short break. mm, my water just broke!
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>> an update on decision 2o 10. a man accused of stealing 75 ballots on election day is due in court. the 50-year-old election worker will not explain why he took the ballots. nicholas grabbed the ballots, a memory card and teenager's cell phone before taking off. last night they were found, fished out of a pond in the palace of fine arts. more local news in a half hour. the "today" show in less than a minute.
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you justsaw the sunday forecast and we expect rain coming back. fog coming across the golden gate bridge. high clouds like yesterday and mid-and high level clouds that will filter out at times. mostly 70s inland and tomorrow after weakening weather system crosses the coast, it hib a shower. but sunday will be the main event with rain and breezy conditions and much cooler temperatures. 50s and siktz for highs out of the weekend and start next week. >> don't forget you keep track of your weather all day long on cable the weather channel, or weather.com online. mostly clear and cold, temperatures actually fairly mild, upper 40s as the cowboys come in to play the packers, fairly decent weather on sunday night, football night in
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mara has details on that. >> though he can barely speak, he knows how to ask for cigarettes. when news of this smoking habit broke, government officials rushed to help. unfortunately he's not that country's only child smoker struggling with addiction. while this may look like home video of child play, it's anything but fun and games. this 2-year-old is in addiction rehab in jakarta, indonesia and if he looks familiar, there's a reason. this spring he became a viral video sensation when clips of him chain smoking hit the web. the jovial toddler started puppingpup i puffing away at only 11 months old. >> the first day he smoked half a pack. >> within five months, he was up
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to four packs a day. >> i was confused, how could my child be smoking? he was still a little boy. >> i didn't know how to make him stop. >> reporter: turns out he needed professional help. embarrassed local government officials stepped in, flyi ininm to jakarta, there he wept through five weeks of intensive treatment with the national commission for child protection, tobacco rehab for a 2-year-old. he quit cold turkey and received daily play therapy trading tobacco for toys. >> i'm really happy, i'm so excited. my child behaves like other kids. >> reporter: he's rediscovering his childhood, but for so many other indonesian kids who haven't become internet sensations, theirs is going up in smoke.
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the government here estimates 25% of indonesian children over the age of 3 have tried cigarettes and more than 3% are regular smokers. i feel good when i smoke, says this 9-year-old, he started last year when a friend gave him a cigarette. for some, it's a family affair. this 5-year-old kindergartner, his smoking buddy, mom. indonesia is the world's third largest tobacco consumer and kids have no trouble finding a fix. >> we're going to give her money, send her into the store and see if she can buy cigarettes and she will not be smoking or keeping any of them. less than three minutes later, she returned, cigarettes in hand. in many ways, indonesia is a haven for cigarette companies. there are virtually no
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restrictions on tobacco advertising whether it's tv or in print. and sometimes it seems like the marketing is almost targeted toward children. and then there's the sponsorships. tobacco companies fund hundreds of events each year, including concerts like the recent one featuring smashing pumpkins and sporting events. the biggest player in indonesia, american company philip morris. >> does the company take responsibility for the problem? >> i don't know how we can, where we can come in is by advocating much stronger regulations. >> reporter: the company has been pushing for new laws for five years. >> we don't want kids to smoke. >> reporter: yet they are, and can't seem to quit if you want to stop, why don't you?
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later he says, tomorrow. and even after five weeks of treatment, aldie struggles with kicking the habit. >> he still asks me for cigarettes, he'll say, mom, i want a cigarette. >> reporter: one of indonesia's many small children battling a big addiction. now, matt, these are some of the packs of cigarettes that we found in indonesia and packaging like this would be illegal in the u.s. the indonesian government is doing some things to fight smoking, they called for an expansion of smoke free zones, restriction of cigarette ads. but more than a year later, none of those measures has been implemented. 48 minutes after the hour, still ahead, the man who has put up with howard stern for more than 25 years. we'll talk to bah bah bouie
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my political curiosity. >> give me some places, where do you go. >> i read "the wall street journal" every day and i've got an ipad. i read bible "wall street journal" and i like politico, for example. i'm able to kind of watch the gossip and it's like reading the box scores after a baseball game. >> is it real clear politics? it's a political website for the most part? >> yes. >> do you like being an observer, not being in there mixing it up? >> absolutely. i have zero desire to mix it up. >> so he doesn't watch us? >> no, i don't think he does. he doesn't watch a lot of tv. >> i offered to drive him around midland. >> you brought your little chauffeur's cap. >> much more of our interview on monday night during a one-hour
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>> this morning, not much happening at least in terms of rain, but we have matchy fog and clouds from the south. this is the first of two systems. variable clouds and mostly cloudy and a slight chance of a shower. the second system is arriving sunday morning that will definitely spill rain our way and cooler weather to wrap up the weekend. 5s and 60s for highs. time is 7:57. more news after the break. i have fallen in love with making bird houses.
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the former bart police officer convicted of killing an unarmed officer to learn his fate. mehserle is convicted of killing oscar grant on an oakland bart platform on new year's day, 2009. he faces up to 14 years in prison unless his attorneys can argue successfully for a new trial. oscar grant's mother is expected to testify in court today in her son's memory. we have a crew covering the sentencing. we will bring you the absolute latest information the second it becomes available. more local news in a half hour. the "today" show returns in less than a minute.
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8:00 now on a friday morning, it's the fifth day of november, 2010. kind of overcast and drizzly here in the northeast. we have got a huge crowd gathered out on the plaza. we have got a lot of people who are going to be running in the new york city marathon on sunday alongside meredith and al. they're very excited. we have got some future marathoners. a lot of support in the crowd. >> very excited.
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>> a week from "today," they'll be treated to a special fall concert, bon jovi. they would like you to help them choose one of the songs they'll sing and you get to pick. your choices, who says you can't go home, you give love a bad name, we weren't born to follow. to make your selections, go to our website todayshow.com and then come back next friday to follow along with the band. out on the plaza, matt lauer along with the two marathoners, meredith and al. >> did her loss in the primary actually cost the gop an extra senate seat on tuesday? what does she have planned next? we're going to find out. plus they call him baba
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booey, gary dell'abate will join us to tell us about his years with the king of all media. let's go inside, ann's standing by at the news desk, she's got a check of all of the headlines. >> good morning once again, everybody, haiti is facing more misery in the next couple of days. officials are warning of mudslides and flooding. winds and high winds are threatening more than 1 million haitians living under tarps since january's deadly quake. > there is a winner today in one of tuesday's cliffhanger senate races, washington state incumbent patty murray narrowly
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defeated dino rossi. doctors are hailing what they call a major break through in the fight against lung cancer, the number one cancer killer of men and women in the u.s. >> reporter: for the first time, researchers have clear evidence that a type of screening x ray called a low dose spiral ct scan can actually help reduce the death rate from lung cancer. researchers studied 53,000 smokers 55 to 74 years old. >> we will be able to pick up early cancer. >> reporter: the participants smoked a pack of day for 30 years. some got a spiral ct stan, others got a standard chest x ray, all were followed up to
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another five years, there were 10% fewer deaths from lung cancer among those who got the ct scan. nbc the parent company of nbc universal is one of seven companies that manufactures the scanners. doctors say that might influence insurance companies and medicare to change their policies and cover the scan which costs $300 to $400. while doctors say the ct scan is a break through in lung cancer detection, they caution, it's not a license to smoke. federal scientists say that they have found dead and dying corals in the gulf of mexico seven miles from the blown out bp oil well. they also found a brown substance coating the corals, but say that more testing is needed to determine if it is oil from the well. and now here's brian williams, with what's coming up tonight on nbc "nightly news." >> good morning and thanks, they
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answered jfk's call and they went out and helped the neediest around the world. and now after decades of making a difference, some of the very first peace corps volunteers are together again. and finally, a nasa spacecraft 23 million miles away from earth has beamed back the first ever close up images of what's called the hartley 2 comet. it's about one mile wide and it's known as a space peanut because of its shape and scientists say they are holding their breath over what it may teach them about comets. pretty cool. it's now 8:05, let's get another check of the weather from al. >> who's ivey. where are you from. >> we're from new jersey. >> well, happy birthday. partly cloudy and cool, 75 degrees in miami, florida.
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the western 2/3 going to be fabulous. we have some clouds moving into the pacific northwest, rain into the pacific northwest, by tomorrow it spreads down into northern california, lake-effect snows around the great lakes. western new york back into pennsylvania, pretty nice along the gulf coast. where are you guys from? >> new jersey. that's what's going san jose, start to the morning nice, sunshine and few high clouds and a spider on the camera lens. sorry about that. temperatures, 730s, clouds spilling in towards afternoon and evening, part of the first of two weather systems that will bring a chance of a bit of rain. first system not so much, maybe a few isolated showers along the coastal hill top. sunday, different story, some wind and rain around midday and a bringing drop in temperatures to wrap up the weekend. >> and we got the air force cheerleaders here. they want to beat army this weekend.
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but she lost leaving many wondering what's next for her. from the republican primary on, many republicans seemed to turn against you, they said you couldn't be elected dogcatcher, they predicted you were going to cost them the senate seat. were you the spoiler that they said you were going to be? >> these were excuses, rather than saying we were wrong, rather than admitting that we should have united. what's interesting is that before the primary, karl rove came to delaware and met with the policy council and said no matter what the outcome, we have got to unite around the winner of the primary, but when it came to for him to do what he was encouraging others to do, he wouldn't do it. they just couldn't stomach it to
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say i was wrong. >> you were at the top of the ticket and one delaware gop strategist put it this way, she didn't just crash her own plane, there's collateral damage because of what happened at the top. in other words they're blaming you for the entire loss. >> again that sounds like bruised egos because in the six weeks we had after the primary, when the party did not come out to lend their support, we had to rebuild the establishment. >> why didn't they come out for you? >> again, it's bruised egos. we put the political process back into the hands of the people. the voters of delaware chose me as opposed to the party anointed and for decades it's all about who's been groomed by the party. >> you raised twice as much money than your opponent and you had the backing of the tea party and the big guns, sarah palin and jim demint, why wasn't that
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enough? >> in just the six weeks that we had. if we didn't have that network, that machine, mechanism to plug into like other candidates did, we had to spend the time rebuilding that, establishing the grass roots network to get out the vote and also defending the accusation that even my own party was putting out. so it was too heavy of a lift for one entity. to think about, you know, it was the white house t democrat senatorial committee, the democratic national committee and my opponent, you know, the whole democratic establishment came out and if we had -- >> why didn't sarah palin come out for you? she endorsed you but she never came to the state. >> she did what a lot of other republican leadership should have. she did what cornyn and even karl rove should have, in that when the accusations, the mischaracterizations started to fling, she helped to deflect some of that in the media. she said that wasn't right.
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>> but she never came to the state to coampaign. >> it's a scheduling issue. >> she went all over this country for candidates. >> and she spoke a lot on my behalf in media, she defended those accusations when it should have been the big boys in the party. >> so you don't feel she was avoiding standing next to you? >> not at all. otherwise she wouldn't have come to my defense so often. but again, what could have happened, you know, this election should have been about the issues important to the delaware voters. instead, they tried to make it personal and the leadership could have helped. that's one of the loads that they could have lifted and governor palin certainly did. >> one of the things you said many years ago, obviously with bill maher on politically incorrect when you said you dabbled in witchcraft and evolution being a myth. you're blaming a lot of other people, but does any of it fall
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on you? >> the democrats can't stand on their record because nobody can afford these tax hikes. but a lot of good did come out of my candidacy, for example, the democrats are pushing for these tax hikes saying that it's only on the top 2%. but we helped to raise awareness that it's the small business owners who fall under that top 2% category and many of them in delaware have told me that if their taxes are raised, they'll be forced to close their doors. >> that i am not a witch ad, how did it get through? >> you rely on the experts and this is where the advice of the leadership comes into play, we didn't have that. there are a lot of things that we could have done but i'm very proud of what we did do. >> and what's coming next for you? everybody's wondering, are you running again? you almost hinted at it. >> i don't know if i'll say that again, but in the short-term, there's a lot of destructive
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policy coming up in the lame duck session. >> how are you going to stop that? >> we have created a platform and we have been able to get a lot of issues out there, and i would like to do that at least in the short-term. real people with real stories who are genuinely concerned about what's going to happen in january. >> so in two years when the other seat comes up, is it likely we'll see you out there? >> i honestly have no clue. i'm looking at the short-term, we have a lot of opportunities from book deals that i'm exploring, but like i said, for now, i would like to continue to be an advocate for those in delaware, the farmers who have never had a voice in washington, i would like to see what i can do to help bring their issues to the spotlight. >> thank you so much for joining us. we appreciate it. up next, they call him bubba bu -- baba booey.
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>> when is the last time you had sex with tom brady. >> excuse me, this is the united states, we have got freedoms here you can't even imagine. >> reporter: for the past quarter century, one man has taken heat from howard almost every day. his producer, gary dell'abate. >> number one, how do people get in the building. >> reporter: he's known as what baba booey. >> howard stern, >> and now gary dell'abate has written a new book. for the great unwashed, the uninitiated, how did you get the name baba booey? >> during the commercial break i
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said i'm going to buy a baba booey. they waited until we got back on the air and howard said what are you going to get? i said baba booey. >> whou are the kpexecutive producer of the show? >> i am. >> what do you exactly do? >> my job is to -- i book guests for the show, i oversee a bunch of other producers, when i took the job from howard 27 years ago, he said your job is to do whatever has to be done so all i have to do is create. >> you've written a book and i imagine people are going to assume that it's all about your work life. you tedelve into a lot of persol stories. why did you want to show people that side of you?
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>> i didn't want to write a tell all book, i didn't think it was something that howard would want and i don't think i would hire a person who was going to tell all the secrets. so i got offered to do a book and my book agent said well, what's your story? i said i don't have a story. but when he ask me that, i knew exactly what he meant. i said here's my story, so i don't know if i want to tell that story. i talked to my mom, i talked to my wife and my brother. and i got to a place where i was comfortable telling it. >> do you think people will have a different understanding for you and the show even knowing that you're just like the rest of us, you're dealing with things at home that we all deal with. >> if you're a fan of the show and you think you know all about me, this is a little bit more. my mom was dealing with aggressi depression, but. >> when you're dealing with home life, does the show provide an
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odd contradiction? >> i love going to work. when i go home, it's very different. i coach my kids local football team and local baseball team and i love being a suburban dad when i'm not being a nut on the show. >> you work closely with howard stern, the king of all media. at work he is outrageous, he is offensive, he is out of his mind, do you want to blow his secret or do you want me to? >> i wrote an acknowledgement to him in the book and i said that a lot of people don't know the real guy. most of the people that have the worst things to say about him are the people that have not listened to the show. it's not just strippers and porn stars, we have helped in governor's races, we have had mickey mantle, arnold schwarzenegger. >> what people need to know and i'm not even sure people wants them to know, he's pretty shy, he is sensitive, thoughtful,
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incredibly intelligent and i think you would agree he's a very kind guy, as well? >> very kind to people. and you're probably right, he probably doesn't want us talking about this. but he is a great guy and people say how do you take all that abuse? if we didn't know each other for 27 years, it would be hard. there's love. >> here's a video of you throwing out the first pitch at a baseball game. what went wrong there? >> what didn't go wrong? it's not that the pitch went so far to the right, it's that i looked so bad throwing it. >> just for comparison, that's kind of -- that's within the strike zone. >> yeah, no i get it. if you're trying to let me know that it was a bad pitch, i'm well aware. >> you have heard about that, haven't you?
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on more than one occasion. gary, it's interesting, and it's great to have you here. all my best to those over there at the howard stern show. the book is they call me baba booey. we're back. good friday morning. 8:26. i'm brent cannon. latest accident in concord? >> tough day. just got done with a car fire off eastbound -- now 680 two lanes block off the 242 merge. motorcycle accident down, injuries reported. i don't have more detail than that but you see there is slowing on 242 approaching the area. but things smoothly through the maze and the investigation on amtrak lines affecting service through the area. further weather, clouds from the south, first of two systems
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we're watching that may impact your weekend. this first one, weakening its approach but still some high clouds our way. mild day in terms of temperatures with mostly 70s inland today, slight chance of isolate shower in early tomorrow. sunday, that second system will see rain a wind pick up with keerl temperatures. it's 8:27. more news after the break. [ woman on tv ] if you won't let me in,
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8:340 now on this friday morning, november 5, 2010. another rainy day here in the northeast. but al promises the weather is going to be better over the
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weekend. >> we're going to be joined on the course by edison pena, the chilean miner who did his training by running miles in the tunnels. we're going to talk with him in just a little bit. >> he was invited to participate and he said i want to run it. >> also ahead we're going to be doing a new series called what's on your mind today, we have got charles grodin in the house. >> there's a smile. >> also this morning, we'll be talking about holiday tables using natural things like foliage and flowers. >> first let's say hello to our
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friends in vancouver. hanna kearney won gold, i can't believe it has been nine months. what have you been doing in the interim? >> staying busy. >> summers are always a little hectic, always a follow-up. you're going out and trying to build on that success to help the process of what everyone's trying to do in the next four years. >> i would think it would be frustrating. during the olympic games, everybody's talking about skiing and snowboard and then everybody in this country seems to move up and you've got to almost work to get noticed. is it frustrating at all? >> it's always exciting to have all of the support from our fans in north america. it was amazing so thanks everyone for that. we just had a tough summer getting ready for the new season
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and i think everyone will get excited again about our sport when the snow comes. >> is it true, hanna, that you're the one, you got to throw out a pitch at fenway parker? >> it was a dream come true, i got to stand on the field at fenway and throw not my best pitch. >> that's cool on so many levels. >> what are you boys in town for? >> we were here doing a fund-raiser. we do a series of what we call ski balls and new york is the biggest one, it's our biggest single day fund-raiser to fund the whole organization. we're the only sport within the u.s. olympic organization that doesn't take governmental funding. >> and do you know what the number 1,217 stands for? >> how many days we have to go? >> yes, it does. will we see you there, hopefully? >> absolutely. >> now with a bonus round.
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>> thank you so much. >> let's get a check of the weather from this man right here. >> all right, let's see what's going on. we'll show you the marathon, 9:00 a.m., the temperature of about 38 degrees with light winds, clear skies, by 12:00 noon, about 45 degrees and clear. by 3:00, 49 and of course it will probably be about 8:00 when i cross the finish line. but it will still be clear. the view looking outside, see a few high clouds around san jose this morning, see variable clouds through the afternoon, mostly 70s again for one more day. though what we're going to see as we head towards the weekend will be increasing clouds, certainly by the time we roll into sunday. two weather systems impacting us, some high clouds coming with today's system, may kick off an isolated shower here or there
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but it's sunday we'll see best chance of rain, breezy conditions, much cooler weather, highs in the o50s and 60s into next week. there's more than 40,000 runners in new york to compete in the ing new york city marathon. and this year, al and i are actually going to join them in our very first marathon. mary whitenberg is the president of the -- just tell us it's going to be okay. >> i promise you meredith and al, it is the experience of your life time, you're going to love it. >> you have something for us? >> you're the stars of our show. >> among our 43,000 stars, we want to make sure. >> almost half of the runners are first-time marathoners? >> half are first-time marathoners so you're going to be in great company and you're going to be running through the
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streets of new york where we have the greatest fans in the world. you're going to have a great time, you're going to love it. >> and edison pena, one of the chilean miners? my understanding is that you stayed in shape because you were running down in the mines, is that right? >> yes. >> how yes you feeling? >> we couldn't see it, but he just basically made the sign. >> are you a little nervous?
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>> how have you train. >> he's been running on the beach. >> does he have a time in his mind? >> he says he'll do it in about six hours. >> that's what i'm hoping, six hours. >> now the spanish gesture for running, natalee do it. i think that's what it must mean. >> good luck to you. >> god luck od luck to al and m. >> coverage starts at 2:00 p.m. eastern time right here on nbc. up next, charles grodin cauti
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the new standard of the world. ♪ if you could read my mind love ♪ ♪ what a tale my thoughts would tell ♪ >> what's on your mind today, following tuesday's election results, no matter where you stand on the political spectrum, we're a nation with a lot to say. here to share what's on his mind is actor, writer, commentator and talk show host charles grodin. it was 1980 when the reagan administration first came out, i was friends with a man named donald kendall, he was the ceo of pepsico, he was also the chairman of the united states chamber of commerce which is a lobbying group for business, a pro lobbying group. he wanted me to meet the new people with the reagan administration to help get the
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word out for what the reagan administration stood for. this was 1980, 30 years ago. i had a meeting with newt gingrich, he was dazzling, i had no idea what he was talking about, but i could see that he did. so that was impressive. jack kemp walked by me and says we're aware of what you're doing, keep up the good work, i had no idea what he meant about keep up the good work. eventually i got to meet with about four different staff people that were going to be in the reagan administration. i said i understand you want to cut programs, you want to have smaller government, and that's fine, but just keep in mind the first time somebody, because there's not a safety net kills themselves, it's going to really backfire on you because you have to have a safety net for people who can't protect themselves. i said this to about four groups of people. i went to the elevator with don kendall and he said it's very important that you're saying that because no one is saying that about the safety net for
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people. as we were leaving, somebody came over to me, he said i need to ask you this, i really need to know this, what's it like to work with miss piggy, it's a true story. i thought i was going to be ask to join the administration. >> the interesting thing about that is that you said that 30 years ago. >> we want less programs, but you know -- >> sarah palin said something not long ago, she said how is all that hopey changey stuff doing for you? do you think there's still a chance for hope and change? >> i think part of the problem with the reporting is that nobody knows what anybody's talking about. i was watching it last night with my wife. hope, change, i'll fight for you. these are catch phrases. but nobody really knows -- like could you explain the stimulus package? could you explain the health
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care plan? in other words, they're like insiders talking at a bar over drinks and you have to speak more plainly. >> i was reading a little bit about your background last night and the easy question to ask you is, you've got extraordinarily strong political views, why not run for public office? >> because i have a -- my iq is in triple figures. i'm not qualified. i don't think anybody is qualified to be president of the united states. maybe three people in my lifetime. i don't want to insult anyone, i thought eisenhower was qualified. which means i'm not qualified. i always felt that whoever was president, there should be somebody in the basement that you would go to who is really, really smart and it was a man years ago named clark clifford and he served a few administrations, and i said itds good to have clark clifford in the basement. and one day i picked up the
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paper and he was indicted. you have to go out and ask people for money, i don't like to do that. you would have to travel, you would have to sit in a lot of boring meetings, you would have to want to run for office. >> we ran a segment on our show that's called is civility dead? i. >> i don't want to say what was missing from the dialogue in this election was the discussion of the two wars. people just went talking about it, but people should understand that the war in iraq and afghanistan drained the economy and that's one of the major reasons why we're in this trouble, we have spent a fortune on these two wars. all across america you have brain cancer patients who can't get treatment. i'm part of an organization children's cancer and blood foundation, they cut the children's cancer because of the wars. the shock and awe, we made so many enemies with that.
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like with dresden in world war ii, we made so many enemies with that. senator web of virginia said we represent 5% of the world's population, 25% of the world's prison population. he said there's either something wrong with -- we're either the most evil people in the world or there's something wrong with our justice system. i'm telling you there's something wrong with our justice system. >> charles grodin wheith what'sn his mind today. we're going to have much more but first this is "today" on nbc. our real national pastime -- saving money.
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>> good morning, meredith. >> i feel a little intimidated. >> you shouldn't be, it's all very, very quick and easy. let's start with how we're going to illuminate the table. there's nothing for beautiful for the holidays. >> it's nice to see the person across from you. >> that's what we have done, take a votive like this and take fall leaves and attach them, and you can do this by taking these little stickies. you can get them at a craft store. there we go, and then you attach the leaves and then you can wrap the wrappy around the edge of it. >> you do this at the last minute so the leaves don't get all -- >> that's the last thing you would do. >> i love these little mini pumpkins as place holders. >> you take the pumpkin like this and take a card holder like
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that and slide it in there like that. >> now i'm looking at or kids and pumpkins and they don't automatically come to mind as the same -- >> they come in containers like this, and you can slide them out like that. isn't that fun? you can pull them out like this, and then what i do is take them out of -- you can tame them out of the plastic container and place them in or you can use the plastic container which is actually easier, you put them in there. >> you don't want that to show, that's so ghosh. >> isn't that a beauty? >> that's beautiful. >> we have hollowed out the pumpkins and then put the moss around the edge and tied them with some twigs. >> absolutely gorgeous. how long will these last? >> they'll last about three months. the pumpkins won't. i want you to take this home.
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>> i will take that home. >> and the way you water them is you just place ice cubes, you just add orchids and put them around the top. >> what's this? >> this is what we have done over here. fake your chandelier, what i have done is i have totally trashed the chandelier out with all things out of the garden. your japanese lanterns, i started with some great vine twigs. you can begin to fill it in with rose hips and japanese lanterns and all kinds of areas. i got gourds and apples and you can use bananas if you want. then here, what we did for the centerpieces is there are five of these, we choose these little pumpkins and put a little bouquet inside of these votives. and look at these two looks, i'm so excited, finally we can get these autumn colored tulips this
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time of year. look how they add so much colors, along with the berries and the peppers. >> you should just really be creative. >> it's about bounty, it's about the abundance of the season, i just went and gathered up everything i could from the grocery store, the yard, the neighbor's yard. you want to do the place mats last t bouquets can be done a day ahead, you're talking about total three hours. but get some elves to help. and you can take that home with you. >> thank you very much, p. allen smith, we appreciate it. great to see you, happy thanksgiving. up next, another sure sign the holidays are here, we're going to catch up with the rocket rockettes. but first this is "today" on nbc. [ female announcer ] keurig has over 200 varieties
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this, you do sometimes four or five shows every day. >> we do. >> how do you do that? >> well we're superbusy during the christmas season, but we're so excited to be kicking off the holiday season here in new york. the christmas spectacular actually opens today at radio city music hall. and we're so excited about that. but tuesday is actually an extra special day. we're honoring our garden of kings foundation which helps children in crisis. so if guest bring in an unwrapped toy, we'll personally be delivering it to children's hospitals. >> we love to bring christmas to you, so next week we're kicking off our 25-city tour and it's going to start in madison, denver and des moines. but you can find more information about what cities radio city is going to at radio city christmas.com. >> sounds like a lot of epsom salt. >> you got it. >> you guys can share on monday.
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>> you have a children's ticket, which is really nice. i think that is fantastic for people to know. >> we actually have a special offer going on now, the radio city christmas spectacular is a perfect show for people of all ages but especially children. so as an early christmas gift, we're announcing a special ticket offer and you find out all the details at radio city christmas.com. it's for all of our 26 cities. but act now, because it's only lasting for five days. >> do you ever get nervous? >> no. >> it kicks off today. >> we're back after this.
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good morning, it's 8:56. waiting for word on the johannes me mehserle sentencing in l.a. now the commute. you see how jammed it is, the accident on the northbound
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. san francisco still working on how it chooses its next mayor. mayor newsom will become lieutenant governor in january. stit charter says the board of
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it's friday, the fifth day of november, 2010. still a little dreary here in the northeast, but still a big crowd of people gathered on our plaza, as always we thank them very much. >> a new way to dpg alzheimer's disease and other ways to combat everything from cancer to heart disease. it's a fascinating segment.
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and also the biggest organ you've got is your skin and it gets a lot of stress, everything from acne to premature wrinkles, we're going to give you some solutions for smoothing things over that has nothing to do with a sander. and michael jackson's mother is speaking out. katherine jackson talks about confronting her son about drug abuse with oprah winfrey. and some places that you can go shopping that you can check out online which can be pretty interesting if you like vintage clothing. really cool. ann's standing by at the news desk, she's got all the headlines. >> we begin with some encouraging news this morning about the economy. the economy added 151,000 jobs, the most in five months, and more than analysts had expected. still the nation's unemployment rate for october held steady for
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a third straight month at 9.6%. hurricane tomas is strengthening this morning as it moves toward haiti where more than 1.3 million people are waiting it out in tents. nbc's mark potter in ord port-au-prince with more on the story. >> reporter: here in the capital port-au-prince, the winds are calm but the rain has been falling steadily since last night. the concern is that the rain can lead to mudslides and flash flood which is why the haitian government yesterday tried to evacuate one of its big tent camps but had some trouble doing so. with the storm approaching, the haitian government had hoped to clear out one of its most vulnerable tent camped, filled with 6,000 people. but when they tried to move them to an abandoned hospital for safety, they met with some resistance.
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the confrontation became so heated, some of the aid workers had to leave the camp. >> there have been some security incidents so our registration team had to pull out. >> they're worried about losing their possessions here, and are uncertain about where they'll be taken and whether they can come back here after the storm passes. >> the camp sits at the base of a mountain outside port-au-prince and is especially vulnerable to wind and flooding rains. as the hours passed, u.s. officials worried about the evacuations being delayed and assured the residents they could return here. finally temperatures cooled and the first few hundred residents lined up to be evacuated saying they feared mudslides and flash flooding. they were loaded on to peacekeeping trucks to be taken to shelter. with 1.3 million haitians now
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living under tarps and tents, most have nowhere to go. >> spreading that contaminateded water, which is has already killed more than 400 people here. ann? >> mark potter, thank. an engine started faring apart causing pieces to rain down on people below. rolls royce which makes the engine is investigating. the passengers of thursday's flight meantime finally reached their destination of sidney australia this morning. nasa has scrubbed what would have been the 39th and final launch of the shuttle discovery
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today, it may try again on sunday. a muslim activist group is suing the state of oklahoma over a voter approved measure. the pentagon is making a major investment putting $1 billion into a fleet of spy blimps, each one will be seven stories tall as long as a football field and capable of using drone like technology to gather evidence. and there's a lesson in our next story as this year's world roller speed skating championships in columbia, one skater was way ahead of the pack when he threw his arms up pumping them in victory just before the finish line, but the antics slowed him down just enough for another skater to pass him by. five minutes after the hour. >> that's one of the dumbest thing you'll ever do in your life.
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>> a little drizzly and cold here, al. >> a little on the nasty side, a lot of friends hanging out here having a good time. unfortunately, you're not going to be having a good time down in the caribbean, we have got hurricane tomas, 160 miles west of port-au-prince. 85-mile-per-hour winds moving northeast at 10, and those tropical force winds cover a good portion of haiti and the rain is going to also be a factor as well as the system basically threads the needle between haiti and cuba, staying on water so that allows it to keep its strength as a category 1 storm. we're talking anywhere from three to six inches of rain in haiti, because of the mountains may see as much as 15 inches of rain which will cause catastrophic flooding. a view of our giants flag flying above san francisco. sea breeze and fog.
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shouldn't that be flying a top arlington somewhere in texas? show you what's going on right now. some high clouds streaming on by. this is the first of two systems that will be affecting us into the weekend. this first one bringing in some clouds today, mostly 70 degree temperatures inland, maybe isolated shower along the coastal hilltops but sunday, second system will see rain and breezy conditions. look at the temperatures dropping off to wrap up the weekend. >> and that's your latest weather. >> all right, al, thank you. this morning on "today's" health, medical breakthroughs of 2011, from detecting alzheimer's disease to melanoma. "today" contributor medical editor of health magazine is here to walk us through the breakthroughs. good morning. so all of these medical break throughs are approved or about to be approved by the fda.
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we have got a lot to get to so let's go through them one by one. something that can help you detect alzheimer's disease? >> currently the treatments for alzheimer's disease don't work very well because once you have symptoms of memory loss it's really too late. this can detect alzheimer's about ten years before any memory loss. >> it's a scanning device? >> it's a pet scan for the brain, but it's a new compound that's going to latch on to those plaques for alzheimer's. >> for people who have this in their family? >> it may get to the point where everyone's screened for it. >> melanoma. >> it's one of the cancers that's actually rising in incidence ant it's more deadly. any new treatment for melanoma is very welcome. it helps your own body's immune system fight the cancer.
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it's very exciting for late stage melanoma. >> for prostate cancer sufferers, there's a therapeutic cancer vaccine that can help you if you're a survive? >> this is to fight off prostate cancer. it's the second leading cause of death in men for cancer deaths. so this is very important. again, once prostate cancer spreads it's very tough to treat and this is a vaccine where it takes the patient's own cells, puts them back in a boosted way. >> so that's exiting. there's a study that helps with heart disease? >> yes. >> so there's a study that shows that stattens, the cholesterol lowering drugs can actually help people in terms of prevention of heart attacks even if they have normal cholesterol. if they have an increased marker of inflammation that's called high sensitivity crp, they should talk to their doctor about getting one one of these cholesterol lowering medicines.
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>> hepatitis c virus. >> right now this is a silent killer because often it doesn't produce any symptoms until it leads to really liver failure. the treatments right now are okay, but they definitely do not work for everyone. it's about a 50% effectiveness rate. there's a new drug that will be added to the conventional therapy and really boost the response to it. >> there's also some new devices when it comes to heart failure. >> heart failure can be really debilitating and often requires many hospitalizations. now there's a device that directly measures pressures in one of the major arteries that lead into the heart. it will allow the doctors to receive that information and taylor their therapy so they don't have to be readmitted every two weeks to the hospital. >> there's now a break through for a weight loss procedure? >> this is really exciting because as we know obesity is a huge problem in this country.
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there are bare yack trick surgeries available. through the mouth instruments are placed, they actually create a very small touch in your stomach. so you're going to lose weight. it will eventually become a outpatient procedure. >> there's now a new way to diagnose asthma? >> right, so asthma involves as we know breathing difficulties, resistance in the airways but also inflammation, but until now we didn't have a good way of detecting that information. it will allow your doctor to really tell if you're going to have an asthma attack in the next few days and really taylor your therapy before it happens. >> there's also now an oral treatment for people with multiple sclerosis? >> multiple sclerosis is a very debilitating disease and right now it requires injectable medicines or an iv medication.
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this has shown in studies to have very good results. >> and lastly, it's amazing we're getting through all of them. there's a now a capsule forring thes gastrointestinal disorders? >> with children, we never want to be sticking tubes in them, either way because it's very traumatic for them and their families. now there's a pill that's about this big, it takes pictures of their small intestine. it allows doctors to get pictures of the intestine without any pain or discomfort. >> this is great information, exciting to hear about them and thank you so much. and coming up next, stress and your skin. we're going to show you how to relax for younger looking you. and after that, if you don't shop at consignment stores, you may be missing out on some great deals, we're going to show you
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this morning on "today's" beauty, stress on your skin. you know the effect stress can have on your sleep and your eating habits but did you know that it can affect everything from your hair to your nails to your skin. here's the signs and solutions for stressed out skin. telltale signs that stress is affecting your skin. what are they? >> stress will actually worsen every condition about your skin. if you have a tendency towards
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dryness, it's going to get worse. you can get hives, eczema, everything will worsen. >> premature wrinkling, i imagine. >> stress will actually aggravate anything that you dislike, so wrinkles are always out there. >> and skin irritations that can come from external and also internal factors as well, right? >> people will forget that the external factors like smoking, pollution, the environment or just a chain in environment, going away on vacation and being in a place that's very humid or has a high intense sunlight will affect your skin, as will the stress of every day life. >> what happens to your skin when you are stressed out. >> stress causes the brain to release signals that increase the levels of cortisol and adrenaline, and these two hormones can wreak havoc on your body for many different reasons. the adrenaline will increase
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that fight or flight response. and then the cortisol will increase the levels of oil in your skin and can cause your pores to get clogged up. what are some of the common irritations? >> i think the most common thing that people come in complaining about is acne and then hives. those are the two things that happen most commonly with stress. when the acne occurs it's that high level of cortisol that increases the seb bay shous plans increase of oil. the other thing is that people tend to stop doing all the things they normally do so they're not using the appropriate creams, their lotions, their prescribes medications when they're under stress. >> so treatments, what are some solution ises then that people, especially when it it comes to
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things like acne. >> acne, you want to go back to the routine that you were doing, you want to add in a prescription brand salylic acid, you really want to start taking care of your skin so that the acne will disappear. >> hives is that something you can treat? >> hives can be treated as well. often we will prescribe anti-histamines for people. but you have to take a deep breath and try to eliminate some of the stress because the hives will often persist if the stress persists. >> hair and nails too can be affected by stress, right? >> hair is actually one of those things that is very alarming to people. the hair loss will occur somewhere between six and 12 weeks after the initial stressor. and the stressor can be anything from a recent surgery, a death in the family, anything that
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causes an acute stress. the hair starts to fall out six to 12 weeks later because the hair goes into the resting phase and it's when those resting phase hair follicles start to fall out. people don't know what's causing it. they get really nervous. if that starts to happen, you need to see a doctor because the hair loss can be quite significant and the shedding can be quite significant. you want to make sure that you don't have a thyroid abnormality. >> it's always great to have you, good information. and coming up next, katherine jackson tells oprah winfrey what happened when she confronted michael about his drug addiction. [ martha ] i love roller derby.
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children since his death and oprah apparently interviewed the mother katharierine jackson and you've got a preview of this interview that's scheduled to air on oprah winfrey monday november 8. let's take a look. >> had you ever spoken to him about his addiction? >> i spoke to him about them once, when i had heard it. and he denied it. >> he denied it. >> uh-huh. i was telling him i didn't want to hear one day that he had overdosed because it would break my heart, it would kill me too. >> uh-huh. >> but he kept saying he wasn't. he wasn't on anything. mother, you don't believe me. he kept saying my own mother doesn't believe me. >> we haven't heard a lot from katherine jackson, a hard thing to talk about the loss of her
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son. >> what more could you have done? >> she tried. >> anyway, coming up, we're going to be showing you what a billion dollar home looks like. plus we're going to tell you how to find the good stuff at retail slocal news and weather.
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good morning, everybody. time 9:26. i've brent cannon. the latest on the commute. mike takes us to the peninsula. good news, bad news. roadways cleared, couple incident there is, university northbound had the excellent blocking the middle lane, clee but still very slow in boekt directions through menloe park. bay bridge, live look, light volume at the toll plaza, met metering lights are on and still gray out there, gray look at oakland farther south. bogged down around the coliseum but the slow spot for 880, otherwise, looking close to the limit for other areas.
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gray skies causing an issue as far as visibility in some spots. this morning, we have high clouds moving in from the south, see it here and not much rain under the clouds sh mid and high level clouds, good enough to block out the sun at times, sea breeze picks up this afternoon. running cooler today, san francisco and the inner bay, 60s to low 70s today, still some upper 70s to near 80 in the warmest places inland. tomorrow, slight chance of few showers, south of santa klutz and sunday, second system coming in will bring in rain, breezy conditions and much cooler temperatures to wrap up the weekend. time now is 9:27, more news after the break.
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the san francisco department that handled parking enforcement is trying to close the budget gap by the end of the year and you would think that would mean one thing, more parking tickets but"examiner" reports officer issued citations than anticipated, since july
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they brought in $7.5 million less than expected. city budgeted to bring in $256 million from parking tickets during the 2010-20121 fiscal year. polls have been closed for more than two days but the rank choice voting process is just starting to kick in. in oakland. the city's registrar of voters says the software will sort through that tonight. tonight they had been counting mailed in and -- allows ranking process, first, second, third choice candidates, former state senate president pro tem as the front runner in the mayor's race. more local news in half an hour and "today" returns in less than a minute. see you in a bit.
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♪ come on and get off your knees ♪ ♪ you got to hold on >> the quintessential new jersey rockers bon jovi, they're going to be here to rock our plaza, one week from today. their greatest hits and one fan choice. your choices are who says you
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can't go home, you give love a bad name. we weren't born to fire. bon jovi in concert live next friday. meanwhile coming up here on "today," we're going to show you the world's most expensive home. it's hard to believe, but the price tag is over a billion dollars. that's with a b. i mean, where do you put that kind of money in a house? >> 600 staff. >> three heliports. also ahead, how to be a savvy shopper when you're trying to find a treasure at a secondhand shop. it's an easy and money saving way to dress up your wardrobe. >> my daughter prefers to shop at secondhand shops. i think the young people. again it's about the young people. they have got this number and they're finding great deals.
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>> i'm going to get on the train. >> young people. anyway, going on a diet doesn't mean you have to go it alone. we'll show you how the whole family getting involved can help slim down and learn healthy habits that will last a life time. >> coming up this weekend, we're going to be tracking tomas, a powerful storm that's made its way to earthquake devastated haiti. how much more devastation can this island nation take? we're going to be live in port-au-prince this weekend. and then the sky's the limit for jenna as he goes flying with the blue angels and we get to go along for the ride. that's all this weekend right here on "today." >> she gets to go flying with the blue angels? >> i flew with the thunderbirds. >> i rode a subway. >> oh, man.
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>> the blue angels are amazing. >> 7.5 gs in the blue angels. >> i just did it two weeks ago. let's talk about the weather. >> let's check it out, we'll show you for your weekend, we have got rain on saturday, sunny and mild weather through the gulf coast, then sunday marathon morning, it's 38 degrees to start off, right around 3:00, 49 with winds out of the northwest 12 miles an hour, then sunday, sunday, we have got more rain in the pacific northwest with the mountain snows and leftover lake-effect snows in the great lakes, sunny and mild in the view of the golden gate bridge, see the fog has broken up in spots but still mid and high level clouds over the area and variable clouds, mix of
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sunshine the story of the day, mostly 60s and low 770s from mounta mounta mountainview. south bay, low 70s. early tomorrow, risk of showers on the coastal hill. sunday, rain comes back in. breezy conditions and much cooler weather to wrap up the weekend. >> and don't forget, after the marathon, after you have watched people run and fall down, it's time for sunday night, football night in america. the not so frozen tundra of lambeau field will play host to the dallas cowboys. temperatures clear, cool, temperatures mid 40s to the upper 40s. soak your legs, soak your feet and then sunday night football night in america. >> i have to take out my earpiece when you do that. i'm impressed though. >> i try.
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and it's magical. >> in some ways it can be overwhelming, some people walk in and say i can't dig through the racks. explain the four bes of thrifting. >> i visit a thrift store, i try to in every single city i visit. i go there before i go to the mall. you look for accessories and outer wear. the four bs are belts, bags, boots and blazers. i'll explain why. you want to think about these because it doesn't take any time to look at a handbag, you don't have to try it on. and handbags are easily repaired. you can easily fix a strap and they wear well. you pay a premium sometimes these days for vintage, worn in looking leather bags. a lot of designers are using vintage pieces like this to inspire them for new collections so you can find something of your own that's unique.
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belts are amazing because belts have so many unique buckles and hardwares, those are such a great thing to look for. and this is if you're short on time. you can go through and check out the boots section. blazers i love because there's so many of them. they're easy to slip on if you have something on right there and then. they're in the men's section and the women's section, and you could think about coats too. >> there are some places that you can go online where they kind of do the shopping for you and they help you edit down those pieces? >> one of my favorite places is a handmade marketplace, they have 160 sellers worldwide. almost a million vintage pieces listed. somebody who's already picked through the rack or the piles and they put together their own little home page that they're going to sell what they have found. and these are examples of that. vintage shaun is one of my favorites, salvage line who has these key necklaces, taylor
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swift is a big fan. i'm actually wearing an old liz claiborne dress. you're not going to see five people on the street wearing them and you'll be able to find something special. and they're on body forms so they're not just on a hanger and you get a chance to see the shape better. and you can e-mail somebody to find out a little bit more about how they fit. >> the sizing you definitely want to be sure and ask about the return policy. a lot of people don't have to get on a plane because you have the luxury of traveling around the country and visiting thrift stores. >> i really love that some of my favorite haunts,ed a lines in florida, they have a 10,000 square feet show room that stylists and celebrities go and pull from. but today they're online. these earrings, i mean even "sex
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and the city" used some pieces from her. i pulled everything from $100 or under. so some really great statement pieces that you can have a wow factor. also from florida to phoenix, my sister's closet is another favorite stop of mine. all of these little bags, i just saw this for $25. what a great little cocktail bag. and again designer jewelry. this is $40, for the earrings. >> you have inspired us all. very nice, bobbie thomas, some great places for us to look online. >> and all of the lengths for everything i have here is in the article i put todayshow.com. ive you're wondering where to find these pieces, you can look there. >> for more on any of these items, be sure to check out bobbie's article. how to lose weight family style. but first this is "today" on nbc.
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this morning on eat smart "today," losing weight family style. joy bauer is here to help us manage a food plan when you're dieting but the rest of the family may not be. i don't know, i have always kind of thought, you eat what i eat? >> i like that. and really the main objective is to have one universal assortment of healthy food that you can then calorie control and portion out which will enable you to lose weight and the rest of your family ends up eating delicious satisfy whole food. >> and you bring them along for the ride and they're your support system. >> a support system is key, but even more critical than that is having an environment that doesn't sabotage you. so when the environment has clean, healthy wholesome foods, it's easier for mom and dad to lose weight. >> so it's a teachable moment? >> you want to position sort of
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this healthy house craze to your kids in a positive manner. you don't want to talk about losing weight. you want to talk in their language, you want to talk about making them stronger and faster on the playing field and smarter so you can ace your exam. that's what kids latch on to. >> so you have to kind of go through your pantry. >> you definitely want to give your pantry a makeover. it's out with the old and in with the good and the healthy. instead of hi you want low fat or reduced dairy, you want high fiber whole grain cereals. if you have a lot of bad stuff in your house, i tell people to have a bon voyage party and invite the neighbors over to eat it as well. >> you want to get rid of the junk foods so they have the right alternatives? >> delicious snacks, you can
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have one or go of the not so healthy things. whether it's cookies or ice cream and if you can pick something that you don't like, that's a bonus. but other than that, things like light popcorn and baked chips, string cheese, nonfat yogurt, vegetables. these things work for everyone. >> what about beverages? >> naturally flavored -- reduced fat milk, skim milk. soy milk is fine. >> when it comes to meal time, you can make a meal two ways? >> you want to take one meal and stretch it so it that can be diet friendly for you and delicious for the rest of the family. a ham sandwich. you can enjoy it with the top slice off, they can enjoy it with the top half.
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you can have lots of grown vegetables and parmesan cheese, they can have it on a mound of whole grain pasta. >> you say take things that people are familiar with but make them healthy. >> your family favorites. kids love chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese and pastas. learn how to make it healthier. the taste will still be delicious but everybody wins. >> okay. >> we want to say that hoda and kathie lee are coming up, we want to say we're so proud of you for running in the marathon. we're going to be cheering for you. >> for a guy who had two knee replacements, battled weight and to be able to run the marathon. >> next your local news and weather. it's not that the easy days, are what keep me coming back for more. and the customer says, on the carpet." what? gonna be difficult. don't tell me about a dog. a day care full of kids, house chickens. call a day's work. call 1-800-steemer
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checking a lighter friday end of the week. >> exactly. so light, metering lights turned off at the bay bridge for half hour but san francisco side, things are slow, that sky where you see speeds along 101 and hospital curve. harding park, a golf tournament, very tight for parking, take bart, free shuttle from daly city to the tournament and entire system, 50 train, no delays. good go golden gate, no deplay leis fla marin county. so clouds? >> yes and rain toward mendocino county and mid level and high clouds today but today mainly dry but cooler as the winds turn onshore again, 60s and 70s for san francisco and inner bay. upper 70s inland. tomorrow, slight chance of showers tomorrow, south of santa cruz, sunday, windy and wet and much cooler to finish off the
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weekend. next week, deliverymen will drop off medical marijuana one marin county city. marin alliance for medical marijuana will begin delivering pot to members next week. the collective has been working with the city attorney since mid summer to resolve concerns about insurance and marin independent journal reports this collective's policy relieves the town of any damages caused by the delivery service. the policy ensures delivery workers and mare wa in itself. if you receive in the mail, frofrs bank give you money if you place your money with them, maybe legit but if you cash in make sure the deal is a good one. according to billshrink.com, cash offers doubled in the last year, banks need money to make loans to bore owers. you need to worry what you're getting out of the deal. more local news in half hour. "today today" returns in about a
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>> yes, well, i went to see a daughter last night. >> she was in a play. >> like one of the oldest plays and very difficult play called "the odyssey," 3,000 years old or something like that. it feels like it sometimes. it is a lot of speeches they used to make and in zeus' time. i was blown away, i was so thrilled because they worked so hard, these kids. they're like four hours of homework every night plus they have sports. >> the dialogue is not normal dialogue to memorize. >> no. how's it hanging, she doesn't talk like that, how you doing, what's your sign? it was all greek stuff. i was proud of her. tonight and tomorrow night and i get my girl back. >> i'm so excited for her. she's a pro, that one, she really is. she's a real pro. don't forget, though -- >> daylight saving time. >> when you go to bed saturday
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night, fall back. who is getting up at 2:00 a.m. to make the changes. >> my mother would do that. >> would she? >> she follows the letter of the law. 2:00, i better set our alarm to change it and go back to bed. >> the marathon is sunday, al roker and meredith vieira are both running. we wish them good luck. 26 miles. the other guy who is running, there are a lot of other people, but the chilean miner who ran while he was stuck in the mine, underground. >> to keep his mind in the mine. >> last night, you guys, he was on letterman. he doesn't speak enlirb aglish sometimes those interviews are fun to listen to. >> one of the things that you did when you were there was you sang, you sang -- people would sing together, elvis presley songs. you like elvis presley.
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yes. >> translator: no, actually -- i like to sing by myself. >> by yourself, yeah. ♪ ♪ we can go out together ♪ >> yes! >> be sure to tip your waitress. >> he's adorable. he's running the marathon as well. a fun sunday. >> if you're not a runner, avoid new york city. because it is -- >> it is craze why i. >> everything comes to a streechistreech i screeching halt. >> the rockettes are kicking off the radio city spectacular today. >> did i miss thanksgiving?
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did that happen? >> everyone wants to get a jump on everything. have you noticed even for breast cancer awareness month, they wanted to do something in september for october. now the spectacular is starting november 4th, very early. >> the guy that was very excited about thanksgiving, so he tried to steal a turkey. and the post said, butterball -- they have him on videotape, goes up to the counter and grabs the -- >> grabs the butterball turkey. >> and puts the huge turkey down his pants and tries to walk out. of course, turkeys don't just sit there, they fly down your leg. so the guy is walking out with this enormous 24-pound bulge on the bottom of his left leg or something. you know what, buy your own turkey. >> we did talk to you yesterday about this little kid, he's 9 years old, had this backpack that was as we like to call it, it was risque. >> it was offensive. >> anyway, there was a lot of controversy, should a 9-year-old
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take this back tack to school. >> he was 7-year-olds when he first started doing it. >> his dad said he wanted his kid to take it. the kid said, i don't want to get in trouble anymore. he himself decided not to take the backpack to school anymore. >> the 9-year-old had more sense than his father. >> that's exactly right. >> yeah. >> that's what happened. >> if you had a little boy, 4 or 5 years old, and he wanted to dress up like a woman for halloween, how would you feel about that? >> i guess if it was for halloween, it is halloween. >> what if he wanted to do it when it is not halloween? >> i don't know. i don't know what you do in that situation. what would you do if cody wanted to dress up like a girl? >> i have him dressed up as a mermaid, all kinds of things. >> a woman writes about her son and he wanted to dress up as daphne from scooby-doo. we're fuzzing his face out. the kid was so excited. the mom got so much flack from what had happened that she decided to write about it. and this is -- these are some of
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the things she said. >> i think she was angry. >> very angry i'm not worried your son will grow up to be an actual ninja, so back off. if my daughter dressed as batman, no one would have thought about it twice, no one. she was upset because people were giving her son grief. >> it is okay for girls to be tomboys. if a boy dresses efemme knitly in some people's minds, there is a daubl standard. what do y we want to know what you think about that on facebook. our question is, should we, if they start at a young age wanting to dress like that, should we -- >> tell them no. >> should we tell them no? should we expect them to conform to society's norms or should we just love our child enough to let them be who they are. >> exactly. so, flirting. this is a big topic. they say around the country, women in the u.s. don't flirt as much as everybody else does. we're less flirty as a nation. >> they don't flirt anymore. they say, let's hook up.
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here's my number, let's hook up. jeff says that's fine with him. >> sorry. >> there are different styles of flirting. we broke ours down. yours is -- >> playful. >> playful. we'll describe this. least likely to attract serious meaningful relationships, often engage in flirting to boost their own self-esteem. how strange. and enjoy the dating game. >> yes. yes. when you've been married for 24 years, i don't know how we came up with that, was that frank at the table? >> that was frank. i'm tactile, i'm very touchy. i think that's my -- >> downfall. >> i like mine. oh, i like mine. read mine. >> hoda is a little all over you. yeah. you tend to show sexual interest in a partner from the start. i'm just amazed at what you're doing to him. you form relations, have relations, share greater chemistry and emotional connection with a partner.
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>> okay. >> has that worked out for you? >> stop picking, all right? it's friday and we're supposed to be nice. >> we're supposed to be funny. >> yes. >> a congressman sits down next to a little girl on a plane. a little girl sits down, the congressman asks if the little girl would like to talk. he says, you know, young lady, i find that if you sit and have a conversation with someone, the time goes faster. so the little girl goes, well, sure what would you like to talk about? the congressman says, well, how about global warming and deficit spending and illegal immigration. the little girl puts down her book and says, well, that could be interesting, but may i ask you a question first? he says, yes. she says, why do a deer, a horse and a cow eat the same thing, grass, but all excreted in different forms? pellets, clumps and patties. the congressman scratches his head and says, i don't know. the little girl look at him and says, you want to talk about global warm and deficit spenting
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and illegal immigration and you obviously don't know [ bleep ]. >> that's what we're talking about. that's comedy. >> a little post election humor. >> so real quick, on tuesday, i'm going to do a web chat on our facebook page about the book. people are still interested. you might be bored with it, but others are not. a couple of things to get to. number one, bobbie thomas, bring out b.t. >> bobbie's buzz. how are you? she's always on me about my shoes. >> we still have halloween candy laying around. we have thanksgiving around the corner. these are new ways to maintain your weight during this holiday season. scalers are sneakers that have mini electronic sensors in them. >> terrible. >> so if you stand still for 60 seconds, it will display your current weight. >> oh, how awful. >> you'll keep moving. >> oh, gosh. >> this is a brand spanking new idea, we're the first to talk about it, but scalers.
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and then quantum scale, it is a little more friendly, only gives you how much -- how many pounds you've gone up or down, doesn't give you the overall number. so this is something more, you know, to keep you on track. this is a wi-fi scale that hooks up to your iphone or computer and will do your body mass index, fat content, all of that stuff, so you can see a scale and, like, stay on top of your health during the holiday season. >> love it. >> i don't know. >> the shoes, i wouldn't want to look down and see our weight. >> our friend jenna wolfe did a whole year where she walked in the morning to get her hair and makeup done, had everything attached to her, after about a year, remember her reaction, she's like, i want to live again. i don't want my whole life to be about -- >> thank you, bobbie. >> thanks, b.t. we're sad today. >> not really. >> kind of. >> yes, we are. >> one of our -- >> we love our jonathan. >> one of our wonderful guys that works here is leaving today, this is his last day. we have a little -- >> a little walk down memory lane.
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come on over. okay. >> let's watch. >> enjoy. >> he manned up enough to be on "dancing with the stars." >> good stuff. >> oh, no. oh, gosh. >> stop it. >> no! >> time for our other favorite thing and that's jonathan. >> jonathan looks like he's wearing a -- >> we're sorry. >> i can't believe he's standing out in the back. pop it. >> we love you. >> thank you, jonathan. >> we didn't think we were going to -- >> we weren't sure, but dog gone it, we're crazy about you now. >> oh. >> jonathan, you've done an awesome job, sweetie. >> thank you. i've loved every minute. >> you're off to do the nate berkus show. >> no vacation at all? >> just two days. >> we wanted to give you something to remind you of us. >> my cds to keep you happy and hoda's book. >> oh, i signed it to kathie lee. >> that's my book! >> you are giving my book away!
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>> that's jerry. >> take it, jonathan. >> thank you, ladies. i appreciate it. thank you. >> don't be a stranger, okay? >> i won't. >> see you, jonathan. >> thank you. apparently he manned up enough to be on "dancing with the stars", adam carolla, we'll hear about what he' r b about. why is the man so angry? >> he's so angry. >> he's got the world by the tail and he's angry. >> i don't get it. [ groans ] ♪ oh, something on this bed's got the funky smell ♪ ♪ oh, no [ sniffs ] ♪ all this mildew is just not going well ♪ ♪ what's worse, this couch... [ sniffs ] ♪ this closet... ♪ this bag, ohhh! [ male announcer ] eliminate 7 everyday odors in the things you can't wash with febreze. febreze gets rid of odors... and leaves a light fresh scent. never a harsh smell. [ family ] ahhhhhh... ♪ [ male announcer ] it's a breath of fresh air. ♪ naturally colorful vegetables are often a good source of vitamins, fiber, or minerals. and who brings you more natural colors than campbell's condensed soups? campbell's.® it's amazing what soup can do.™
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daily podcasts. >> you can read his rants. he's written his very first book called "in fifty years we'll all be chicks" and other complaints from an angry middle aged white guy. >> hello,ed a. >> hello, ladies. >> i love the title, by the way. fun. who came up with that? >> i did. >> yeah, you did? >> yeah. what do you want me to say? i paid a guy to come up with it. >> a lost people do in this business and they don't give credit to the people that give them the -- >> that's what i'm doing, yeah. >> yeah. >> called ghost writers. >> why are you so angry, fired up, cranky? >> i'm not. i have one speed. i don't have, like, fours and fives. i'm just nines and tens so everything to me, you know, it could be the war in iraq or it could be a hummingbird, it doesn't matter to me, i'm angry about it. and i show it one way. >> isn't that what you basically say about women, though, we only have one tone? >> that's one tone, yeah. like, yeah, i have my -- well, you don't have a wife, right? yeah, but i've walked in a time or two on my wife and she's been on the phone with, like, one of
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her friends from work, like, oh, my god, oh, my god, that's horrible, i am so, so sorry. i'm so sorry. then she hangs up, what happened? her kid drown in the pool, no, the vending machine is out of -- at work. it is one tone and that's why you guys aren't good air traffic controllers because there would be no difference between a baggage left behind in newark and a wing on fire in terms of the tone. that's what i'm saying. >> i try not to be offended by that. >> our viewers don't like you, i'm just saying, right now. >> what viewers? >> yeah, right. what viewers. >> let's bash. come on. it gets nominated for an emmy every year. it's horrible. >> why? >> it is poorly produced. they don't know what they're doing. it is a chinese fire drill. >> it is awfully successful, right? >> i know, but so is nascar. people are stupid. >> oh, god. >> you know what i mean? there say lot of dumb stuff that is successful. >> there is no question about
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that. but what about the fact that you say men are much smarter than -- >> you build bridges and that sort of thing. >> we have done nothing. >> evidently i haven't been successful in building a bridge over you two ladies. you know, a lot of this was just sort of pushback because i watch, you know, maybe 14, 15 hours of television a day. and in it guys are portrayed as buffoons. whenever they do that thing where the mom is out taking care of her mom and the dad is left behind to prepare a meal for the kid and it is the fat guy and he's bald and he always has the hot wife, which makes me angry, because my wife's hot, but she's not that hot, and i'm not fat and bald, no, but i'm saying there is a chasm between these two. hell i'm on tv on occasion. the point is this, he is on the phone with her and he's dumping pancake batter into a toaster that is catching on fire. we're not that dumb. >> that's been coming on for about, i guess, 20 years, the making the father -- >> it is okay. that's what i'm saying.
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it is a sort of a male bashing. it is a -- it is not overt, but it is sort of permeating our society now that guys -- and the guys flopping around the sofa and the woman is going, come on, we got to go to home depot and fix this place up and he's, like, he don't know, i want to eat more spam out of a can. we're not that way. we build the bridges, we build the skyscrapers. >> i happen to agree with him, hoda woman. >> on some of it, yes. well, thank you for joining us. >> that's it? >> you not fogot four minutes, minutes. that's more than most. >> i don't know what hoda doesn't like about it. i think it is funny. >> thank you. >> it is irrelevant. >> thank you for say iing that. >> we enjoyed your performance here today. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. up next, how to convert knockers into a rack.
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the book has been out a couple of weeks now. >> yes, it has been doing okay so far. i'm excited. the buzz is out there. we have great projects, directly from my book this is my first dirty little secret. >> what are we making here? >> we're making a coat rack out of old door knockers or knobs. i know you got stuck on the rack. >> no. >> this is a technique called dry brushing. a piece of scrap wood, right, i got some decorative molding i painted gold in advance. you can dry brush on a little bit of paint to give it that old barn wood look. >> mm-hmm. >> once you do that, you threat dry. i found these old knockers which are great. i know. laugh every single time and you screw them on into the predrilled holes and ultimately it will look something like that on the wall. >> what are you supposed to do with this? >> it can hold umbrellas, jackets. >> you glue on your -- >> you can glue on the trim that way or i put it on the top edge. >> i see now, yes.
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>> very nice. >> all recycled materials. this is what once was a book shelf and it is now becoming a functional media stand. how we're doing that is really simple. adding on some casters, which are wheels you can pick up anywhere, right? and then screw them on, real quick, make sure they're secure, i would put a third pair just in case, because you can have some weight on there. this is a fun little trick. you know how dvds fall out of the back of a book shelf? this is simple fabric. >> a staple gun. >> i love staple guns. >> this is inexpensive, all under $50. >> why are the wheels on the top? >> the wheels are on the bottom, hoda, because we're going to flip this over. >> and wheel it around? >> no, you want it -- if you're moving stuff around, you want it to be mobile. >> okay. >> i think the with the television -- >> it is going to look weird. >> it is going to look like that. cool, right? it is sleek. >> bing, light bulb. >> let's talk about our room here.
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>> that's what the knockers look like at the end. >> that's what the knockers look like on the wall. quickly -- we're never going to get over the knockers, are we? the furniture is from the company called furnitureresellers.com. they buy used corporate furniture, refurbish it, turn it around and sell it to the customers -- >> brand-new. >> for a fraction of the price. >> look how much cheaper? >> what would cost you $700 would cost you $150 there. as far as the dramatic wallpaper, this is graham and brown, love them, great company, they have awesome damask patterns and beautiful. you know what is beautiful, the application removal process. you don't book the paper, paste it, you paste the wall, put the paper to the wall, trim it, you're done. when you want to remove it, like bad toilet paper that splits, it does the same thing, leaves a clean line on the wall. you can go back over it. >> people think wallpapering is easy. it isn't. >> i have all these tricks on my website. >> and your dirty little secret book. >> frank, thank you.
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will on a friday, about this time. rob, we're noticing headlights still on and gray skies. how does that plan for the weekend? >> watching clouds coming in. a bit of light rain showing up offshore towards mendocino county. some energy will dive in southern california, maybe a chance of isolated showers along the coastal hill dp tops and early tomorrow, should hit 70s inland despite clouds. sunday, the day a second system drops in from the northwest, bringing more rain, gusty winds and lower temperatures. we'll stay fairly cool to start next week. reminder, rewind your clocks one hour sunday morning, extra hour of sleep asght daylight savings time ends. more news after the break.
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some new information from the los angeles court where the judge is expected to hand ut his sentence for former bart police officer johannes mehserle this morning. he shot and killed passenger oscar grant on a bart platform nearly two years ago. just a short time ago the judge told the courtroom he was troubled by some jury finding concerning mehserle's use of a gun. remember, there was special circumstances because of that. family members are making their statements right now. we expect mehserle to also speak for about ten minutes. nbc bay area's jody hernandez is in court and we'll pass the sentence on to you as soon as we hear it. new information concerning nancy pelosi, according to our partners at msnbc, she will try
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to become the new minority leader for the democrats. this is a look at pelosi's twitter page and she does confirm she'll seek the new leadership sirole. pe lle s pe l speakership when the republicans took over t we're back on this friday. our dry day around here. with today's "plaza ambush makeovers." you know what that means. >> "today" contributor and stylist to the stars louis licari and jill martin "today" and "us weekly" contributor and author are back to shock the friends and family of two unsuspecting women on the plaza. how was today? >> rainy, but we had more people with more signs, i think, than in history. >> really?
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>> great signs. i can't tell you. the most creative signs. look at this. this is the widest sign we have had in all the years. >> let's meet our first lucky lady, diana hewitt, 55 years old from bhutan, new jersey. she's been married to her husband bill for 15 years. they have two kids together. when we ambushed her on the plaza, she told us she wanted to go from frumpy to fabulous. >> i mean, we just loved this sign. perception reality, diana in college and you tell me you want to look like that again. >> sure, i want to get rid of all the gray. i haven't colored my hair in over ten years. >> you're so pretty now and you looked so gorgeous then. nancy, you give us the goods. you really want this for your sister. >> yes, i do. she's been talking about this for the longest time and we decided just to hop in the car and give it a shot and i'm so glad you picked her. she's really deserving. she's a teacher and in her spare time she helps my son with his algebra and it is really -- the last thing you want to do when
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you're not working is work some more. she really deserves this. >> you deserve pampering. are you ready to go and look like you were in college? >> say hello to my students, hi. >> her sister nancy is all decked out in her blindfold. nancy, keep your blindfold on until we tell you to take it off. here is diane before. diane, let's see the new you. >> oh! >> adorable. >> okay. >> wow. >> nancy, are you ready? take it off. >> wow! >> really great. >> you look awesome. you ready, diane? >> sure. >> spin around. >> that is so sexy, so flirty. >> i know. louis, tell us about the hair. >> okay, this is a great haircut. a great job. number one, she -- if you see her in her previous haircut, she showed her forehead on the larger side.
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what he did was cut the bangs and made the whole look softer. bigger hair is in, by the way, but it is not like the '80s, soft, fresh. you can move it and that's exactly what we did here. >> a shag a little bit. >> a little bit like the shag. i warmed up the hair color to make it go with her skin color. >> nancy, what do you think? >> i am speechless. i didn't think i would get so emotional, but she looks amazing. >> that jacket is cool. >> i love that blazer. >> she walked in and said i want to be able to walk in on monday and shock my students. she said -- >> my kids. >> this is from talbot's, a great tailored blazer. that crisp white button down underneath always makes something pop. >> that's adorabldorable. >> big round of applause. >> good job. >> go over there with yourer is. >> our second lady is kim from kentucky. she's been married to tom for 23 years and they have three children. she's ready for a fresh start. let's listen to her. >> we're very excited because
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this ambush makeover is part of a 50th birthday celebration. and happy birthday. i know you really want this for kim. tell us why. >> we so do. we're five of her best friends and relatives. and she's a wonderful friend, mother, she had some hardship in her life this year, and she's very selfless and she very much deserves this and we're so thrilled. >> the tears are already flowing. are you ready to go? >> yes, i'm ready. >> she's got great friends and they're here, mary ann, patty, kay, lori and sarah. all righty, we'll take one last look at kim before. and bring out the new kim right now. >> wow! >> okay. >> wow, wow, wow. >> all right. friends are ready? let's do it. take them off. >> whoa! >> oh, my gosh! >> you ready to see yourself, kim? >> yes. >> turn around, sweetie. >> i have to bend down.
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>> oh, my gosh. >> i love it. >> you look so cute. >> turn around. you look beautiful. what did you do, louis? >> first of all, again, this great little haircut. when you have long hair and it is not doing that much for you, cut it short, make it. look how beautiful she looks. enid created the neck shape and cheekbones with a little bit -- and what i did is i made her hair a slightly softer brown, added highlights to emphasize the layers. you look fabulous. >> yes. >> i love the outfit. >> everyone is still crying. i love that. crying for four hours. this is a great cashmere coat from talbot's and great as an indoor/outdoor. she said i like to go in and be at dinner and wear what i'm wearing so this is great with a glo blouse from talbot's. >> what do you think? >> kim, you look beautiful. >> this is my friend sarah, she's been planning this for -- >> sarah, you rock.
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>> thank you so much. >> thank you, jill and louis, so much. if theater. he gave up tv for >> we'll talk to "grey's anatomy actor" t.r. knight about his play right after this. get black friday prices this friday...
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pursue other passions. one of those passions, good for broadway, is the theater. >> that move paid off. knight returned to broadway for the first time in seven year and stars in "a life in the theatre" about, you guessed it, the life of two theater actors. let's take a look. >> i'm going out. >> you want me to get the script. >> i missed my cue. i missed my cue. oh, god, i missed my cue. >> get out there. >> i missed my cue. >> so funny. i wasn't prepared for how funny it truly is. and welcome. >> thank you very much. thank you for having me. >> sure. you look like you're having the time of your life with patrick stewart. >> how can you not when you get to share the stage with him, pretty lucky. >> it is an interesting dynamic between the two actors as well. why don't you tell hoda because she wasn't able to see it. >> these two actors, it takes them through just like this -- the few years in their life and
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they're kind of like a mentor/mentee relationship. and you put them together, it is -- sometimes it gets a little uncomfortable. >> did you ever want to take him down and put gum in his hair? >> wrestle him down. in real life did you have someone like that, a mentor, who helped you throughout your career? >> yeah, i think any young actor has people they look up to. what i love about this play is it takes all the kind of ridiculous elements of being an actor and all the narcissism and the pathetic -- >> heightens it. >> it really does, in a beautiful way. patrick is amazing to work with. we have so much fun every night. >> he's about the most buff 70-year-old. like frank gifford. >> look at his arms. >> yes. >> it's sick, right? mine are like -- i got, like, little bbs. >> no, you hold your own there. you said you hadn't worked with him before. >> no, i hadn't. but, of course, yeah, because i had known about him since i was very young.
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so, yeah, but i think the great thing about a two-character play is you have to trust each other so implicitly and so that kind of quickly kind of left because you just -- you only have each other to fall back on. when thing goes wrong and sometimes they have gone wrong because it is theater. >> can we ask you about "grey's anatomy" and leaving, are you glad you made that decision or do you regret any part of that? >> i miss my friends there. but catherine and chandra and justin and ellen and kate walsh, and it is great. i moved back to new york now. so -- which i'm very happy because i lived here -- i lived here before i moved out there for the show. so i miss them, but, you know, some of them have got to see the show, which is, like, fantastic and i'm -- it warms my heart that they come and see it. >> we're glad you're with us in new york and we're glad you're in the show. it runs through when? >> the end of this month. >> the end of the month. >> the shown felt theater here in new york. and please give patrick our love too. we love him. >> i can't wait to see it.
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cheese and creamy ranch dressing. and the guys in our offices love this. it is also really, really hearty and filling. >> that is really good. what about the sodium content? that's an issue with a lot of them. >> sodium content is an issue with a lot of frozen foods and canned foods. we tried to find meals that were low relatively in sodium. all of these are about 500 to 600 milligrams of sodium. this is a welcome trend in frozen meals because you have whole grains and exotic veggies, no peas and carrots anymore. you have yellow carrots and green beans and these noodles are whole wheat noodles, five grams of filling fiber so it is really, really satisfying. >> thai is supposed to be the hottest food now. >> i didn't know kashi made frozen foods. >> great frozen foods. what i love about this is that everybody loves thai take-out and indian take-out. >> right. >> and chinese take-out, but
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we all associate october with women's health and breast cancer awareness, but what about men's health? is this a pink ribbon campaign for diseases like prostate cancer? well, yes, there is. >> that's what i've heard. >> but the ribbon have been replaced by mustaches. >> yes. >> adam groene is co-founder of the nonprofit organization movember which is a charity event where men volunteer grow mustaches to raise awareness. >> we have over 400,000 guys across the globe and will raise over $65 million for prostate cancer research. >> how does it work? >> we challenge men to change their appearance by growing a mustache. start the 1st of november and grow a mustache for the whole month. that tag line is changing the face of men's health.
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we literally challenge men to change their appearance and that becomes a conversation starter. >> so the guys who we have gathered in our studio are here to shave their mustaches or to look all lathered up and cute? >> we're five days into movember so -- >> not much to shave. >> just starting to come in. >> this is global, adam, right? not just here? >> we're in ten countries now. we're doing a little bit, when you add that up, it is having a significant impact on prostate cancer awareness and funds going toward research. and we want to make this the hairy ribbon equivalent to the -- >> the hairy ribben. >> it is like any other one you sponsor, if i grow my mustache, will you give me $100 for the month? >> head to movember.com and it is not too late to sign up. you get a donation page and post progress pictures and things like that. >> and prizes for the most outrageous ones too. >> are you going to do it?
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>> it is not a huge deal. >> i don't know. all right, thank you. we wish you good luck. >> thank you, guys. >> we had such an unbelievable week around here. you must be exhausted. you got to be on fumes. >> we're going to look back at the week that was. >> go see her in rehoboth this weekend. >> please. >> start of a brand-new month and it is national cleavage day, clear clearly. >> onions, curry, and alcohol. >> why are you looking at us like that? >> we get to talk about flatulence. >> oh! >> okay. >> today we're talking gas and not the rising price of it. >> like farting. >> i just had two. >> hoda and i are moving in together. >> can't find the mattress, can't find the sheets. >> she has a blowup mattress. >> that's fantastic. >> a fourth generation master bake, i said master baker, that's right, i -- blowup mattress. >> that's just terrible.
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and pillows. >> and pillows. >> have you seen your show? >> i just did it. >> whack it on the table. >> oh. >> okay! i have fallen in love with making bird houses.
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