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good morning, drip, drip, good morning. drip, drip, drip. new photos of a u.s. congressman anthony weiner shirtless. will the latest pictures be the final straw? courageous congresswoman. the first look at gabrielle giffords since she was shot in january. we'll have the latest on her remarkable recovery. the dallas mavericks capture their first nba championship in franchise history and fans are
still celebrating today, monday june 13th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television and good morning. good morning. welcome to today on a monday good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. >> let's talk about anthony weiner, expected to be a no-show on capitol hill this morning as congress returns to work. he's refusing to step down, but he told reporters over the weekend he would take a leave of absence. >> every day we see more photos. weiner will receive professional treatment. he was not clear about what he needs help for. so many congress people or members of congress want him to resign. can they actually force him out? we'll get the latest on the scandal. also ahead, some new drama from the casey aboutny trial.
the defense is asking for a mistrial after jurors were shown a dwrafk image of anthony's daughter, caylee. details and a live report from the courtroom coming up. this is a special week on "today." al is in anchorage, alaska, for the start of lend a hand 2011. this is his tenth annual cross-country adventure where he helps deserving charities. >> he's really excited about this. he says lend a hand's biggest week is this week, is biggest week ever. we'll check in with al coming up. >> we'll get to al in a couple minutes. let's begin with the anthony weiner scandal. each day seems to bring more embarrassing photos and calls for his resignation. luke russert is on capitol hill. >> reporter: even as new lewd photographs emerged on the internet and house democratic leaders called on him to stem down, congressman anthony weiner refused to resign, saying, quote, he'll take a temporary leave of absence to seek professional treatment. >> i've made some serious
mistakes here. i have to redeem myself. i'm going to try to get back to work. >> reporter: congressman anthony weiner refuses to resign, this weekend hoping to hold onto his job announcing he would take a leave of absence and check himself in for professional treatment, a move democratic leaders still insisted he step down. democratic national committee chairwoman debbie wasserman schultz. >> the continued service in congress is untenable. this has become a distraction for representative weiner, his family, his constituents and house. >> reporter: house minority leader nancy pelosi issued a statement calling on weiner to seek treatment and resign. adding to the pressure, this weekend tmz.com published new suggestive photos of weiner at the capitol hill members gym that he allegedly sent to an unidentified woman. all that after he engaged in a correspondence with twitter with
a 17-year-old high schoolgirl in delaware. police cleared weiner of the crime in that case saying, quote, there was no disclosure of criminal activity nor inappropriate contact by the congressman. despite all that democratic sources tell nbc news weiner will not make any further decisions about his political future until his pregnant wife, huma abedin, returns from an overseas diplomatic trib with her boss, secretary of state hillary clinton. meanwhile, protesters calling for his resignation have shown up in his home office in queens although polls show he's still popular in his district. >> he's a liar. how do i know how many other things he's lied about? >> everybody's lied at some point. >> i don't agree. >> reporter: for the most part republicans have kept quiet about the scandal but during a commencement address at ohio state house speaker john boehner offered this. >> when you begin to go out there and ask people to vote for you, they're probably not going to vote for you if they can't say your name. you know, my name looks like beaner, bonner, boner, thank god
it's not weiner. >> reporter: and while many democrats wanted weiner to actually resign, they're relieved he will not be here on capitol hill. i spoke to one democratic aide who said, quote, maybe now our policy will now get some media attention. >> luke, thanks so much. kelly o'donnell is nbc's capitol hill correspondent. kelly, good morning to you. i've got to ask you about this. congressman weiner's online behavior, while it is shocking, as far as we know he's not done anything illegal. what options do nancy pelosi and other house leaders have to get rid of him since they want him to leave? >> reporter: well, it's very complicated because they can't force him to quit if he refuses to go. they have two tracks. there is the ethics investigation, but that could take months. even if that eventually leads to punishment it's unlikely it would include kicking him out of congress because he hasn't been accused or convicted of any crime. they really are trying to shame
him out, taking a political approach. what they can do is with house members coming back, all the democrats can meet, they can take a couple of steps. they can decide together to say he should resign. they could strip him of his committee assignments. they could even kick him out of their caucus, really exile him, make him much more difficult to be functioning here, much harder to survive and harder to serve his constituents. >> there's got to be a back story here in terms of why the dems are so united and not wasting time to push him out. what to we know about that? >> reporter: politically, they thought they'd gained traction on issues like medicare, and all of that has been put aside. they feel they're getting no attention for that now. so they're using very strong words -- bizarre, sordid, indefensible, in describing his conduct to push him out. they don't think there's enough time to recover politically. they feel he's taken up too much time, been too much of a distraction so they're trying to do everything they can to pressure him out even though so far that's not working.
>> kelly o'donnell this morning, thank you so much. another member of congress is in the headlines. for a much more positive reason. new photos of gabrielle giffords released over the weekend, the first since she was shot in the head in january, and she looks great. nbc's jay gray has this story. jay, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, ann. those pictures you talk abwere taken here at the hospital just a few weeks ago. they're the first clear images of gabrielle giffords since the attack and help to provide perhaps new perspective on her difficult recovery. her hair is shorter and darker, but her smile is as radiant as ever. these new photos of congresswoman gabby giffords were released sunday on her facebook page. in one she's alone, in the other she sits alongside her mother gloria. pictures, her staff says, of progress and giffords' enduring strength. >> it is amazing to think that this woman was shot at point
blank range in the head less than six months ago. i think the pictures really capture the congresswoman's resilience and her spirit and her determination. >> reporter: the pictures were taken last month by a tucson photographer just a day after giffords traveled to florida to see her husband head into space on board the shuttle "endeavour." giffo giffords' close friend, debbie wasserman schultz, spoke to the congresswoman just last week. >> she spoke to me in full sentences, initiated those sentences instead of just responding, which is what she had only been able to do until recently. she's making remarkable progress. we're so proud of her. she's working so hard. she's got a long way to go. >> reporter: but giffords' aides have tempered optimism considering the severity of the congresswoman's brain injury. >> it's a very slow process. she suffered an injury that unfortunately leaves 95% of those inflicted with it dead. the fact that she's still recovering at the pace she is a really hopeful sign.
>> reporter: and doctors say the progress with this type of case is unpredictable. >> we really don't know how she's going to do long term. this is a hidden injury which really takes months to years to fully heal and to improve. so we really just don't know where she'll plateau at this point in time. >> reporter: giffords is rehabbing in houston to be closer to her husband mark who's back now from his shuttle flight. the congresswoman has plenty of support. since the new pictures have been posted, hundreds have left messages on her facebook page. one wrote, gabby, you look amazing. god bless you, and keep your spirits high. another said, beautiful. you are such a testament to the human spirit. and the spirit in giffords that continues to push her recovery, in fact, doctors say if she continues to progress, she could transfer to an outpatient status here by the end of the month. ann, it's just been an amazing recovery. that's the next step. >> it is pretty remarkable. jay gray, thank you so much this morning.
it is now 7:09. let's go upstairs to matt. >> thank you very much. wall street is on a big losing streak with the dow opening below 12,000 today. it's fallen for six straight weeks. what does that mean for the economic recovery and your bottom line? jim cramer is the host of cnbc's "mad money." jim, good to see you. >> good morning, matt. >> i'm going to be honest here. in the past when the dow has been down, we say it's a downward spiral. this is different. this is six weeks in a row where the numbers have fallen. should we be amping up the concern level a little bit? >> we've only been down for a seven-week period three times. so, yes, we have to worry. this is very unusual. hasn't happened often. it is really a sign that the economy is slowing. >> when you look at some of the key economic numbers that have been coming out over the last month or six weeks or so, jobs numbers and housing numbers, and you've schooled me in the past, those two numbers are very much related, is this more than a soft patch? >> no, i don't think it's more than a soft patch because i still think there are things
that could go right. this is all proximate cause. gasoline going to $4. get gasoline back to $3.50, we restart things. >> gasoline is a dollar higher right now than it was this time last year, although the numbers have been going down a little bit in the last couple of weeks. give me a concrete example of why high gas prices, high oil prices are a drag on the economy. >> many fewer cars are bought. cars are a big part of the economy. retail sales go down. we are a service country. retail, restaurant, cars. gigantic part of our economy, all slowing down. >> let's talk about jobs. let's be clear about this. the private sector is creating jobs. it's misinterpreted a lot of times. people are saying we are not creating jobs. we are, but we're not creating enough jobs to keep the recovery going. and, in particular, last month the numbers were disappointing. do you see something on the horizon that is going to spur on job growth? >> i think the things that we can count on are less united
states centric. we need china to stop slowing down. we need europe to ge stronger. we need japan to get back online. the only thing that really involves the united states that could matter, debt ceiling resolution, some sort of reconciliation between democrats and republicans. >> when we talk about the debt ceiling, it's pretty clear it will be raised. but the question is, what comes out on the spending side to counter that. how much of an impact will the results of the debate in congress have on the economy? >> one of the reasons i don't want people to sell stocks is i think it could be dramatic. we are frozen in this country for a variety of reasons, including gasoline, but also washington. you get any resolution, i think people are going to start hiring. >> a resolution that looks like what? >> that looks like some toughness. we can't just be kicking the can down the road. there's got to be some sense that both the democrats and the republicans recognize the urgency of getting this country's fiscal house in order.
>> you think the marks will respond favorably to that? >> definitely. that's why i don't want people to sell. >> jim cramer, good to see you. check out "mad money" week nights at 6:00 and 11:00 eastern time on cnbc. let's get a check of the rest of the top stories. natalie is standing by at the news desk. natalie, good morning to you. >> good morning to you, matt. 40 years after turning the first amendment into a battleground, the formerly top secret pentagon papers are being released today. the leaked vietnam war report triggered a landmark supreme court ruling in favor of press freedom after an attempt to stop "the new york times" from publishing it in 1971. tonight mitt romney will face off for the first time against six of his republican rivals in a 2012 republican presidential debate in new hampshire. meanwhile, president obama embarks on a two-day domestic trip to push for more jobs and boost his own political profile today. a strong series of earthquakes in christ church, new zealand, brought down two buildings today, including one of the few left standing after february's quake killed 181 people there.
authorities say they have no reported injuries or deaths. some hope in arizona as officials say crews battling the massive wildfires there have made a breakthrough. nns's -- nbc's tom llamas is in springerville, arizona. tom, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. there are more than 4,000 people fighting the wallow wildfire and this weekend they turned a corner. 10% is now contained. some evacuation orders have been lifted, including the one in this town. thousands of homes are still in danger now in two states. the wallow wildfire, which has turned 440,000 acres in eastern arizona into a torch forest, marched east threatening homes and residents in new mexico. firefighters cleared rows of trees and set containment fires to stop the wildfire from spreading. some arizona residents were forced to evacuate, were allowed back home sunday. and thousands still can't come home because their homes remain in danger. emergency management officials
warned residents that returning home too soon means facing a health risk with the lingering smoke. on the outskirts of the blaze the job of fighting the wallow wildfire is done with controlled burns. but right inside, crews like the snake river hot shots worked to contain the fire and make sure new ones don't pop up. this elite group of firefighters have spent two weeks here working 16-hour days. >> do you ever get scares? >> well, everyone gets scared. but hopefully with your training, you're able to get home safe. >> reporter: there are 24 hot shot crews spread throughout this wildfire, which is now larger than the city of houston. and this morning there is a new wildfire burning in the southeast corner of arizona just south from where we are. that fire is now forcing people to evacuate as well. natalie? >> all right, tom llamas in springerville, arizona. thank you, tom. the book of mormon was the star of the tony awards last night, winning nine statues. one was for best musical. another big winner was neil
patrick harris whose opening number was a major hit. leave it to the underdogs, the dallas mavericks beat the miami heat 105-95 to take their first nba title in franchise history, winning the series four games to miami's two. as for lebron james, his wait for a title will just go on into a ninth season. redemption though for miami's win back in 2006. matt and ann, i'm sure you stayed up for that. >> i did not see it. >> my husband did. my son did. >> exciting game. >> i hear they're still celebrating in dallas. >> all the critics of the lebron thing are going to be, you know, jumping on the bandwagon. he made it to the nba finals and you get a feeling he's going to be back there many times. >> yeah. >> good series though. let's get a first check of the weather. as we mentioned, al is out in anchorage, alaska, his tenth annual lend a hand tour. al, good morning again. >> hey, good morning, matt and ann. we are in anchorage.
it is our tenth anniversary of lend a hand today where we do five cities, five charities, five days. thanks so much, mike. and this year promises to be our biggest year ever. we are talking about giving out more than $9 million worth of goods and services. we're going to start off here in anchorage with our biggest day ever for lend a hand. we're talking about almost $1.9 million worth of goods and services in that truck and a whole bunch of other trucks. we'll tell you and reveal the very deserving charity in just a little bit. but let's bring you your weather to show you what's happening. we've got a risk of strong storms today stretching across a good area from memphis up to st. louis, kansas city, sioux falls, into alliance. good chance fohail.e tornadoes even in the northwestern missouri later this afternoon. you see the heavy thunderstorms now firing up between sioux falls and omaha making their way east. on into iowa and southern minnesota. rainfall amounts generally about one to two inches. locally though it could be up to three inches of rain.
that's what's going on around the country. >> no rain, the warm-up starts today. really kicks into high gear as we head to tuesday and wednesday. we're in the 50s, you probably don't need a jacket. hayward 56. by noon 64. 72 in san jose and 79 degrees in santa rosa. we're well on the way to the low 80s today. we're looking toward the 70s along the peninsula, 70 in san francisco, 78 in redwood city. a look at what's to come. tuesday and wednesday, the warmest day of the week, oh, yes, 90 degrees on the map.
82 thursday. is in bloomington with
the lathest on the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. it's day 11 since she disappeared on her way back to her apartment building after a night out with friends. still no suspects, no hard leads as to her where abouts. for a second week, volunteers from as far as florida lined up outside her apartment building to join the search for the missing 20-year-old. >> somebody out there knows something. >> reporter: this group hoping to find a clue to lead to her where abouts. >> it's frustrating. very sad. >> hoping for a miracle at this point. >> reporter: her case was featured on "america's most wanted" triggering 40 calls to the tip line. police say there's been no breakthrough. >> we are in the information gathering stage of this. certainly, there are individuals we want to
speak with. >> reporter: for her parents it
was another day of waiting. >> we expect to find her and hope she's okay when we find her. i can't say i'm just considering she'll pop up. without us having to go find her. >> thank our friends and family -- >> a fashion student, lauren shown here with her sister on a volunteer trip to israel on spring break. she was last seen at 4:30 friday june 3rd after a night out with friends. her cell phone found in a bar. otherwise, there's been no trace of her since. police have identified ten persons of interest. they have yet to talk to all of them. some left town. >> nobody is under arrest. nobody is in custody. >> charlene believes someone knows something about what happened to her daughter and pleads with them to come forward no matter what the consequences.
>> this is not a game. this is not, you know, i misplaced my phone or this. i don't want to get in trouble. we are missing lauren. it's really serious. it's very important. >> reporter: a nationally known horseback search team is now here in bloomington talking to authorities about how they may be able to help. ann. >> john yang, thanks. still ahead, the graphic image of caylee anthony. a mistrial. we'll get the latest coming up. first, this is "today" on nbc. [ yawns ]
>> good morning to you. it is 7:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. this morning johannas mehserle is a free man after serving 11 months of a two-year sentence for the death of a man on a b.a.r.t. station platform. he ended up getting credit for time served. police are bracing for additional protests in oakland over the early release. mehserle was jailed immediately after an l.a. jury found him guilty of involuntary manslaughter last july. he said he meant to fire his taser and not his handgun in the shooting of the passenger oscar
grant who was unarmed. hundreds of protesters rallied over the weekend. they were loud and boisterous but mostly peace until. grant's family says frustration over mehserle's release continues. let's check the forecast with christina. >> good morning to you. today not too bad. we do have a warm-up on the way for tuesday and wednesday. bringing our temperatures into the 90s. high pressure firmly in control right now. as we head throughout tuesday, yes, it will be at maximum strength tuesday into wednesday. 90s inland, 70s, even the upper 70s along the peninsula. it's looking good. 52 degrees in santa rosa, 52 in napa. the upper 70s in redwood city. 81 for los gatos and 80 degrees in san jose. here it is, your seven-day outlook. this is the seven-day outlook i haven't put together in some time. the warmest temperatures of the year so far. 90 on wednesday, 82 thursday, let's check your drive right now. see how we're doing on the roads. >> looking at the 90 thinking i
can roll with 90. the south bay a new problem to tell you about there, southbound 280 at northbound 87, injury accident blocking one lane. very busy through hayward, northbound 880. we on the on ramp a big rig blocking that. westbound 80, university, in the clearing stages there. a live look at the bay bridge. we're backed up a little past the west grant overcrossing. >> thank you very much for the latee. ♪
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i'd rather have the rice crispy treats. coming up we're going to tell you how to make wiser, healthier choices. it was a busy weekend for the royals as they celebrated several milestones. naturally it was catherine, the duchess of cambridge who turned the heads. >> beautiful girl. also, we're going to let you know that tomorrow we're going to have an exclusive interview with president barack obama with the economy struggling and the election just over a year away, we have a lot of ground to cover with the president. so we'll have our interview for you tomorrow on today. let's begin this half hour with this new drama at casey anthony's murder trial. as prosecution prepares to wrap up the case, nbc's kerry sanders joins us from orlando with more on this story. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. the prosecutors are entering their fourth week now in testimony. so far, they've laid out for the jury casey's lies, recorded jailhouse conversations, and scientific evidence, including the medical examiner's forensics.
casey anthony's defense team claims there never was a murder. 2-year-old caylee anthony accidentally drowned in the backyard swimming pool. but the medical examiner says, that doesn't square with the way parents react in crisis. >> 100% of the time, let's say on a systemic review of drownings, it says one of the more common accidents, 100% of the time when the person finds the child, they call 911 because there is a chance that that child might live. there is -- they need to report that and give them a chance. >> reporter: but no one ever called for help in this case. dr. g, as she's known, because of her cable tv reality show made the key determination that led to casey's murder charges. with only skeletal remains and no idea how caylee died, dr. g still ruled caylee's death a homicide. defense attorney cheney mason.
>> you are saying that circumstantial evidence to you it probably was a homicide. >> not probably, i think that is the only logical conclusion. >> reporter: a conclusion she told jurors she reached because of several red flags. that caylee was not reported missing for 31 days, that her body was hidden in a bag and dumped in the woods, and because of duct tape. >> besides the delay, besides the being found in a field decomposed, would be the duct tape somewhere located on the lower half of this face. there is no child that should have duct tape on its face when it dies. there's no reason to put duct tape on the face after they die. >> reporter: to emphasize that point in a clip too graphic for us to show on television, prosecutors showed caylee's face super imposed over her skull, and the duct tape from the crime
scene then placed across her mouth and nose. included in that picture chosen for that demonstration, the adused murderer, casey, smiling at the camera. casey studied the image when the jury was out of the room. when the jury was back in court, she looked away and never once glanced at the monitor. defense attorney jose baez called the image prejudicial and asked for a mistrial. >> served only one purpose, was to inflame the jury. >> reporter: but the judge said -- >> anything else from the defense? >> nothing. >> reporter: the judge says he can rule on the mistrial all the way up to the end of the mistrial so things move forward. meantime, this thursday it will be three years since caylee died. three years since caylee died, a 2-year-old little girl. it's taken longer to get to this point than she was alive, ann. >> point well taken. kerry sanders, thank you so much. savannah guthrie is "today's" legal correspondent. good morning to you.
>> good morning. >> the defense is miking a lot about the video that was shown with casey's face superimposed over this image of caylee's face and the skull. they're asking for a mistrial, saying this photo is highly prejudicial. could this actually lead to a mistrial? >> the judge has denied the mistrial but he did say the defense can bring it up later if it wants to, if there's a conviction. this might be one of the points raised on appeal. it was very powerful. for one thing, it demonstrated for the jurors that one single piece of duct tape could conceivably have fit over both her mouth and her nose. it was powerful emotionally because this photograph, of course, had casey anthony, the beaming mother, right next to this adorable little girl and it morphs into the skull, the actual photo from the scene where caylee's body was recovered. it was very powerful. i will say this, none of the prosecution experts have been able to say definitively that the duct tape was placed over the nose and the mouth.
and without that kind of definitive evidence, some jurors might have a question about how she died. >> they're paying attention to this powerful testimony from the medical examiner. and she made a comment about how she said caylee's death was a homicide even though she couldn't actually pinpoint how she died. the question -- raises the question, how common is nonscientific testimony from a medical examiner in a case like this? >> it was interesting moment because actually this happened during cross-examination and yet i thought it was a strong moment for the prosecution. we are in the middle of a trial. we are in the fourth week now. and the testimony starts to kind of all flow together. this was a moment that stood out because here the medical examiner is putting the pieces together for the jury roys saying, you know, this death was not reported immediately, this child had duct tape on her face. and that's just not the normal course of business. this is a homicide. but at the same time, as you point out, this medical examiner could not rely on science to
tell jurors exactly how this child died. she had to rule it was homicide by undetermined means. >> meantime, over the course of the past week we have seen riveting images of casey looking at some of these pictures of her daughter and just emotional and having to leave the courtroom at one point. at some -- is there a possibility that this could actually create some sympathy in the jury for a mother who has lost her daughter. >> it might. i know that all of us who watch this, we all look at the defendant, we're always pouring over her reaction trying to learn something about her. in my experience, jurors, they do look at the defendant but not as much as observers like us do. they usually have their eyes on the witness stand or on the screens that are in front of them looking at some of the evidence. but they will still glance at the defendant. they will try to take a measure of this person and to the extent that her emotions are appropriate, seeing these awful pictures of her daughter, her skeleton lying in the woods,
yes, casey anthony cried a little bit and jurors, i think, would expect that kind of reaction. >> savannah guthrie this very much. thank you. always great to get your perspective. >> thank you. now we want to get a check of the weather from al who is joining us now from anchorage, alaska. >> narrator: today's weather is brought do you by chevy. every model is backed by 100,000 mile, five-year power terrain limited warranty. >> we are in anchorage, alaska, for lend a hand today. we're at the alaskan native heritage center. it's a great place where all 11 cultural groups of alaska come together. you can learn about their cultural heritage and all kinds of facts and tidbits. for example, you get a chance to see the parka from the island here. over here we've got the mask of the dogfish by joe young artist. and here we've got the kayak frame. so there's all sorts of interesting information here at the alaskan heritage center in anchorage, alaska. we're going to be talking more about this and reveal our
charity coming up. but first, let's show you what's happening as far as our week ahead, i should say the temperatures are concerned for today. we've got above normal temperatures from amarillo on into odessa, texas, birmingham, alabama, one of our cities we'll be covering. but below normal conditions, boston, pittsburgh, st. louis, chicago, and omaha, afternoon highs getting toup the 70s in the great lakes. 100 to well over 100 throughout parts of the south. it's dry as well. atlanta, 15 days in a row without rain. 50s in the pacific northwest with some rain. strong storms possible from the mid mississippi river valley back through the central plains. >> good morning to you. we've got warm days ahead. today not too bad but tuesday and wednesday, i'm going 90s inland. yes, it's going to be that warm. 55 in oakland, 53 san francisco, 53 san mateo.
at lunch we're going to see 70s in the south bay, 4:00 p.m., 80 in san jose, 81 in los gatos and 81 in santa rosa. look at this. the heat is on. temperatures climb to 90 degrees on wednesday. cool down for father's day. your weather any time day or night, weather.com online. we are an hour away from our biggest day ever on lend a hand. ann? >> very exciting. al, thank you so much. just ahead, liposuction for a woman who is already a size 2. how far is too far to go in the name of beauty? up next, would you start a meal with five or six cheeseburgers? the shocking amount of calories and fat in your favorite restaurant, appetizers, right after this. they like a crossover that can go the distance. that's why we gave the chevy equinox an epa estimated 32 miles per gallon highway. but do passengers appreciate all of the comfort features we put in the equinox?
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♪ introducing purina one beyond a new food for your cat or dog. introducing purina one beyond 7:43, this morning on eat this, not that, appetizers. a couple of wings or a little calamari at happy hour may not seem like a big deal but could actually ruin your diet. here with the skinny with "eat this not that 2011" the no diet weight loss solution. great to see you. i'm not giving up pigs in a
blanket. whatever you say today, i'm not giving those up. all right? >> thankfully they're not here. >> okay. most people think, all right, appetizers, if i splurge there, it can't be as bad as splurging on a main course. it could be the opposite. >> it could be absolutely the opposite. that's perhaps the most surprising reason that we're all having trouble losing weight. it's not the meals. it's what's becoming before the meals. >> we graze on these things. >> well, apparently. but in some cases it's like having three or four meals before your meal hits the table. >> let's give people an example. we have four of the worst offenders on the table here. the first is red lobster's crispy calamari. you hear the word crispy, you know it's going to be a problem. >> you get a sense this could be ko 1500 calories, 11 grams of fat. two days worth of sodium. this could be the calorie equivalent, matt, of having 17
rice krispy treats. >> before dinner. >> before dinner. not talking agenbout dessert, drinks, meal, nothing. one of the worst is this 100 calorie treat from red lobster. it's basically the lobster tail, not with the ramikin of butter. its that cocktail sauce. it's only 100 calories. the difference is, so big if you wanted to lose five pounds, a smart swap like this each day would have you losing that weight in 11 days. >> wow. that's huge. up next, back in the day, these were my poison of choice. potato skins and the more sour cream and junk on them, the better. >> this is pizzeria uno's version. >> in this case, 2,000 calories. i mean, you would have to run 15 miles. that's more than a half marathon, to burn off your 2,000 calorie appetizer. >> it's the equivalent -- >> of these 43 cheese and
pepperoni bagel bites. that is your appetizer. you've got to go with the only thing on uno chicago's grill's menu under 500 calories and that's the gauc and chips. >> pf change sells these spare ribs here, 13,076 calories, 96 grams of fat. nobody orders this thinking it's good for you. >> you don't. but this is what tipped fred flintstone's car over. this is a full pound of ribs. you're talking about 1,375 calories. you're talking about 96 grams of fat. this is the equivalent of 5 1/2 mcdonald cheeseburgers. now, you won't go wanting, matt, if you get the -- >> got the wonton. >> it's only 350 calories. a swap like this every day means you're going to drop five pounds in summer. >> this is the neutron bomb of appetizer here's. the fries. we know they're bad. but then you throw the bacon bits and cheese on top of them. >> i know.
and the ranch dressing. i don't know if they cook this at the outback or the jiffy lube. this is 2100 calories. this is 151 grams of fat. just to put it in perspective, a stick of butter is 88 grams of fat. this has 151. >> the equivalent of -- >> 11 krispy kreme doughnuts. 11. >> you've gone ridiculous here. anybody who orders this here right here, these fries, is not going to be satisfied with this alternative you've come up with over here. >> which is why you have to saw this thing in half and take it to go or share it with friends, but if you do this, i mean, the great thing is just a few hundred calories. you're going to lose five pounds in 9 1/2 days. those are the eat this not that kind of smart swaps to make. >> without dieting. >> no exercise, no dieting. >> thank you, david. coming up next, a busy weekend for prince william, his beautiful bride. how is kate fitting in with the royal family? we'll talk about that right after this.
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responsibilities. and while it certainly seems like she's bringing new life into the monarchy she's getting credit for a old royal tradition, recycling her favorite clothes. now one of the world's most photographed women, the duchess of cambridge, kate middleton, showed off her thrifty side over the weekend at a celebration in honor of prince philip's 90th birthday, a blue brocade jacket, the same one she wore to a friend's we'ding a few years ago after she was just a commoner. yet another recycling moment when kate turned up at a friend's wedding alongside sister pippa, sporting a hat she had worn earlier in the day, and the same black and white dress she was photographed in four years ago. >> i think the fact that kate's recycling her clothes and even pre-royal clothes, if you like, is a very, very clever move within the british public. in fact, the worldwide public. >> reporter: all the royals turned out saturday for the official celebration of the queen's birthday.
for the first time prince william took part in the parade. yes, that's him in the over-sized bear skin hat rideing along side his father prince charles. with the traditional military fly-over, william and kate appeared together on the palace balcony, their first royal ceremony as husband and wife. >> after she got married they disappeared for a while. now slowly bringing her in, although there's been a shorter period, a lot of events, you're going to see more and more of her. >> reporter: it wasn't all serious up there. what did william say to his wife to get her to stif allah? and thid prince william get caught sneaking a peek at the duchess from behind? hard to say what she was looking at but when kate spins around harry certainly looks like he was caught looking. all is forgiven by sunday night's charity polo match. prince williamed a the last laugh as his team came out with a win over prince harry's. there's speculation today by the
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>> good monday morning to you. 7:56 now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. this morning a district judge will tackle the issue of proposition 8. at issue is the sexual orientation of the judge who overturned the controversial ballot measure. today in the bay's bob redell is live in san francisco where people are starting to rally. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you can see behind me across the street at the federal court house support ares of same-sex marriage have started to gather outside. inside one of the courtrooms of both sides of the same-sex marriage debate will argue whether it was appropriate for judge vaughn walker to preside over the prop 8 trial. in august, you might recall judge walker overturned the ban on same-sex marriage, this morning proponents of prop 8,
people against same-sex marriage, want the judge to nullify the ruling, arguing that walker had a conflict of interest because of his homosexuality. after he retired from the bench earlier this year he did come out and announce that he had been in a relationship a long term relationship with a man. it wasn't that big of a secret. there had been rumors all along about his sexual orientation. the other side is also arguing and pointing out that women minority judges don't have to recuse themselves when presiding over civil rights and immigration so why would judge walker have had to. reporting live in san francisco, bob redell. >> thank you for the update, bob. let's get updated on the forecast with christina. >> well, you're going to like the update. tomorrow might be hot when we put the 90s back on the temperature map. high pressure the reason why. we're going to see this big ridge over the bay area. driving the offshore winds, so tomorrow 90 degrees, that's the forecasted high for the warmest
cities, maybe mid-90s wednesday. 55 in concord, headed to the low 80s and upper 70s today. 79 in fremont and 80 in san jose. the drive at 7:57. >> good morning. we're jammed in the east bay. let's check the commute through westbound 580 along the altamont pass. give yourself about 30 minutes to make the stretch. we have a couple of mass transit issues. caltrain at 218 has been canceled. you can take 220, it's 20 minutes late, though. >> thank you very much. 7:58 now. for the latest traffic and news check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook. i'll have another local update in about a half hour.
it's 8:00 now on a monday morning. 13th day of june, 2011, as we say hi to all the folks out on rockefeller plaza. managed to sneak in an extra day. a little late today. inside the studio, i'm matt lauer alongside ann curry. just ahead, is this a push for perfection gone too far? not talking about you, i'm talking about this woman who is a size 2, and she decided to have liposuction. she's not alone, either. coming up, why many more thin, fit women are choosing to have that procedure. also coming up this morning, an extraordinary mother and the freak accident that changed her
life. a fan fell on her head leaving her unable to remember anything. not even her own children or her husband. she's going to share her story and a really incredible milestone she has reached. i think it's going to be inspire for a lot of people. that's coming up straight ahead. >> look forward to see that. mr. roker, by the way, has hit the road. he's in anchorage, alaska, for this start of the lend a hand tour. he's got company. al, good morning. >> good morning, matt. here at the alaskan native heritage center. you're watching the alaskan heritage native center. spear doing the story of the spear. it's been handed down from generation to generation. it was used in a great battle against russian sailors over 100 years ago. the spear was stolen in the 1950s. the cokodiak has worked togethe to remake it. so much heritage we're going to be talking about that fopd this is also central to our charity
for lend a hand today. our biggest day ever in the ten years we've been doing this. you don't want to miss this. that's it from here from anchorage, we got more coming up in just a bit. guys? >> congratulations, al. >> al's big reveal coming up. cool stuff out there. before we get to that, though, let's swing over to the news desk. natalie has the top stories of the day. natalie, good morning to you. >> good morning, everyone. new york democrat anthony weiner is taking a leave of absence from congress after his sexting scandal. meantime, tmz.com has published new shirtless photos sent by weiner. and weiner admitted to trading plutonic messages over twit we're a 17-year-old girl. arizona fire officials hope to have the state's massive wildfire at least 10% contained today. they've started letting evacuated residents return to their homes. crews have also reduced the threat to power lines that feed neighboring states. newt gingrich debate other
republican white house open. hopefuls in new hampshire today one day after relaunching his campaign without his top advisers who resigned last week. let's head to wall street. cnbc's melissa francis is here. >> good morning. we're trying to snap a six-week losing streak down here on wall street, the longest since 2002. what has the markets so blue? worries that the economic recovery has fizzled out. we have a lot of data on that front, including unemployment. what could turn it around? good economic data. we're going to hear about retailers, consumer inflation this week. see ithis if that helps or hurt '. >> thank you. now, for trending on today, a quick round-up of what you're talking about online. dirt nowitzky was named mvp after they won their title last night defeating lebron james and the miami heat with a major upset in six games. and the popular gay girl in damascus blog documenting the
arab spring through the eyes of a lesbian syrian american woman has been exposed as a hoax. a week ago a post online claims the blogger had been seized from armed men from the government. international outpouring to find the missing girl led to a real blogger. 40-year-old american man who is studying in scotland. and supporters of are marveling of first photos of gabrielle giffords since she was shot in the head on sunday. they were posted on sunday on her facebook page and had more than 1300 likes by this morning. she's amazing. it is 8:04. let's go back outside to matt. >> all right. natalie,thank you very much. we keep our fingers crossed and hope she's doing well. she looks good in those pictures. let's go out to anchorage, alaska, right now. al is there for lend a hand 2011, bigger and better than ever. al? >> that's right, matt. thanks. just half an hour away from our big reveal. but right now we're at the alaskan native heritage center.
i'm joined by ethan peddicrew. this is a house. let's take a look inside, ethan. tell me, what is this house? what is this in traditional native american, alaskan -- >> alaskan native house. this is a house normally semi. subterrainian house because we're living in the aleutian islands in prince william sound all of the way alaska peninsula. some of the windiest, strongest weather in alaska. so our houses were semi subterrainian. all our entrances were done through the roof like this. >> do you still build these houses? >> only for, you know, we don't build them to live in anymore. no. this is -- these are traditional ancestral homes. we live in homes like everybody else today. >> i love this. what is the significance of the outfit? >> thank you. the hat is a whale hunter's hat,
chief's hat, important person's hat. it gives your status and your rank. and then the clothing was a bird skin clothing for us, kept us warm in that cold air. al, i want to thank you for coming to alaskan native heritage good morning to you. it's nice and comfortable out there. we are in the low 60s now in the south bay. meanwhile in the upper 06s in north bay. well on our way to the 80s. forecasted high in los gatos and 75 degrees, what a great beach day today in santa cruz. take a look at where our temperatures are headed. we have a substantial mini heatwave on the way. talking about temperatures right around 90 degrees as we head through wednesday. hope you have a fantastic day. . that's the latest. matt? >> al, thank you very much. when we come back, does a size 2 woman really need hyposuction? why slimmer, fitter women are having that cosmetic procedure.
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bottom line. >> i'm getting older, so it's a lot of pressure to stay young, to stay fit, to stay thin, and to stay, you know, well put together because there's someone that's right behind you that wants your job just as badly. >> reporter: but it's not just for people who grace the covers of magazines. last year more than 200,000 people got liposuction. the majority of them, women. >> it seems like every other patient i'm see for liposuction is a thin, fit patient. >> reporter: beverly hills surgeon says liposuction reproportions the body. it doesn't make someone skinny. >> somebody can be thin like nicole and have stubborn disproportioned areas of fat. and that can be a perfect candidate for liposuction. it's all about my role in terms of rebalancing her body. >> reporter: nicole is seeing him for a procedure called mini liposuction which targets one or two small areas. the surgery is far less invasive than traditional liposuction,
and the whole procedure talks about an hour. >> i think you just have to watch out when you start fixing flaws that nobody but you can see you might end up with the kind of body you will never be happy with. >> reporter: cindy worries quick-fix solutions like mini liposuction re-enforce the idea that all women should try for perfection. >> you need to make sure that once you have the surgery you're not going to say any little flaw that crops up, i'm going to fix that, too. >> reporter: any form is still surgery and continues to raise complicated questions about how far is too far for the search for beauty. for today, kristen welker, nbc news. >> dr. david emron who you just saw that in piece and she is a psychologist. welcome to both of you. they're thinking nicole is a beautiful young lady. she's the last person on earth who needs liposuction.
is this a case of people who are going to just chase perfection too far? >> well, you know, there are so many misunderstandings of liposuction as surgery. it's not to do with overweight or out of shape. >> it's not weight loss. >> no. weight loss is the patient's responsibility. my responsibility is to balance the person's body. nicole is a thin person, in shape. she has a disproportionate areas that she struggles with. >> are you comfortable with this? she has genetically disproportionate areas. is this the same thing as whitening your teeth? >> i'm a big teeth whiter in. but as a psychologist when i have a patient who wants to go get liposuction or mini liposuction we have to talk about psychological factors that are in there. is it a quest for perfection? we look at that, because as you heard, it's a slippery slope. is it a quest for happiness? which should be done somewhere outside of a surgeon's office. maybe in addition to the
surgery. is it an event or is it an age that is making you go in for the surgery? so once you've talked about all that, if you want to go in and get that one little problem area done, it's not a bad idea. >> do you tend to see people like nicole over and over again? in other words, once they get that the one little area done, is it off to the next little area? >> well, possibly. i mean, people have to do things for the right reasons. and when i identify a patient who is doing things to replace some sense of internal happiness, i'm concerned about things. no external thing is going to necessarily make somebody happy. it's not a shortcut to happiness. it's going to come somewhere someplace else. >> would you say no to someone? if you get the hint and a red flag goes up and this is about trying to win back that guy as opposed to just being more comfortable in your body, would you say no, i don't want to do this procedure? >> well, i'm a technician. you know, if i see somebody is a candidate and i feel that liposuction is going to make an
improvement, i will probably want to do the surgery. but i also want to make sure they're in the right mindset of things and not use it to replace some sense of internal happiness. >> i have to understand exactly what the outcome isexactly. >> it's going to change your body. it's not going to change your personality or your life. >> i might be the person saying no, until you fix this psychological theme, you shouldn't go in for the liposuction. once you do and you still want it, go ahead. >> "new york times" had an article about liposuction. they focus and a study that says if you gain weight after liposuction will redistribute to other parts of the body. is it possible that you maintain the flat stomach but gain it in other areas? >> it brings up another a. number of points. it was only done on 14 patients. one thing it doesn't mention is how their patients and if they were evaluated for disproportion. they really weren't. i don't ask a patient what they want to do. i determine as a surgeon what should be done to rebalance
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about before, she means before that freak accident 23 years ago. sue was cooking dinner and playing with her 6-month-old son patrick. >> she grabbed him underneath the shoulders and picked him up. his back struck a low ceiling fan in our kitchen with enough force to knock it off its hook. the fan fell, struck sue in the temple. >> reporter: what sue's husband jim saw next was changed her life forever. >> it was out of a horror movie. she collapsed on the floor. lots of blood. called 911. they asked was my wife braet breathing. i said i didn't know. >> reporter: doctors at the hospital said there was nothing they could do. >> i was told to go get my son, to come back, and to say good-bye. >> how did that make you feel? >> i was -- i was terrified. >> reporter: still, sue was young and physically fit, and she hung on in a coma for a week until she finally woke up. >> nothing less than miraculous.
>> reporter: but doctors soon realized there was something terribly wrong. >> all of her ability to have short-term memory was gone. >> reporter: in fact, all of her memories erased, a diagnosis called advanced retrograde amnesia. so severe, sue didn't even recognize her own two young boys. >> did you recognize them? >> i don't -- i don't think so. >> reporter: sue had to relearn everything, how to walk, talk, eat, read and write. sue and jim, once college sweethearts, had to fall back in love. >> are you in love with a different person than you first were in love with? >> oh, yes. no question. >> how is she different? >> she's -- she's a much kind of person than she was then. >> reporter: a changed woman, sue spent the next two decades struggling with the sense of identity. >> i was a parent. i was a wife. there was no -- i didn't have any thing by myself.
>> reporter: so sue went back to school, graduating from montgomery college in may. >> susan mack with honors. >> nfin fact, you liked it so mh you're going to keep going to school. >> i was. i was accepted at smith college. >> reporter: a remarkable journey for a woman who lost cherished memories, but in turn, has created a new life and a new sense of self. for "today," norah o'donnell, nbc news. >> and our success story joins us this morning with her husband. sue mack along with jim. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> so, first of all, with honors? uh-huh. that's the way to roll. >> yes. >> and in your case, you're the only one who really remembers what happened 23 years ago. so what i'm wondering is, what is it that doctors say actually happened when the ceiling fan hit your wife? >> the way they described it was that the blow struck her temple, her brain struck the front of her skull and bounced off the
back. in a classic, at that time, traumatic brain injury. sheering of brain tissue. they described it as if you have a bowl full of jello and you take it out of the ridge and you shake it, there's cracks. that's what she had in her head. >> remarkably, your son patrick was unscathed. >> he was fine. >> in your case, you couldn't remember. what was not remembering like? >> i think it was fear more than anything. i don't actually remember being in the hospital but if i think back to that time i think it feels like fear and frustration and anger and, you know, all those kind of emotional things. so i guess that was probably -- it was scary. >> yeah. very scary. scary, too, for you. you were just 24 years old. two little boys. here your wife doesn't know who you are, doesn't know your voice. this had to be just so devastating for you. so how did you find the way to
reach out to her and make a relationship again? >> she was the mother of my children. she was the mother of my sons. i couldn't do anything else. >> yeah. and did you have to take her out again? >> oh, yes. >> did you have to buy her flowers and take her to the movies? what did you do? >> i was her caretaker and looked at her. i was more of a big brother. you don't kiss your big brother. >> no, no. so it took a while. what do you think was the thing that really helped you in the end make peace with what had happened? >> probably just this past year, just starting to talk about it again. i went back to school starting in 2007, and i was active at my school. i was, you know, an officer in ptk, which is phi beta kappa, officer, so that really put me -- like that was my thing. like i could do this by myself. >> so life goes on.
and what would you say above all one learns from this kind of trauma, this kind of fear, this kind of -- >> no matter what happens, just never -- never give up. even if you can't see it, even if you can't know how you're probably going to get through it, give it a chance and don't lose hope. >> don't lose hope. what about for you, su? >> i guess people should be, you know, more looking out for themselves, not in like a selfish way but there's more to being a wife and mother than being just a wife and mother. you have to be your own person, too. >> right. you had to go and find yourself. >> right. and it was -- >> here you are emerging. >> and it was very confusing to me because everybody was telling me who i was before. and that wasn't who i am now. so it was almost leak it was a different -- i'm a different person. it was confusing. >> who you are now is
remarkable. soon you're going to be a smith graduate. you must be so proud. i'm so glad to meet both of you. thanks, jim. we've got much more coming up in just a ntmeutmo b, fi rs i odis"tons " .aybc n is good morning morning to you. it's 8:26. pg&e is continuing its testing of gas pipelines. crews are going to begin venting off hisperform erian boulevarre back with weather and traffic after this. [ coach ] in albuquerque, citi pre-approved my mortgage.
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good morning to you. we still have mostly cloudy conditions over most of the peninsula but the clouds are breaking apart by 10:30. mostly sunny conditions and the temps are going to climb into the low 80s, upper 70s. 79 degrees in fremont and 82 degrees in gilroy. if you've been waiting for the warmth, we've got it for you this week. up to 85 degrees. tuesday using that 90-degree tempature on wednesday. a little cooler towards the weekend. father's day on sunday. let's check your drive right now. good morning. here's a look at the approaches
to the bay bridge. we had a stall at the bay bridge right there at treasurer island but it's since been cleared. train 228 has been canceled. you need to take 222. but it's running about ten minutes late. there's an accident at mission and southbound 680, a check of traffic. we'll be back in about 20 minutes. >> thank you very much. check out nbcbayarea.com on facebook or find any of us there. another local update in about half an hour. have a great monday morning. te
a hand 2011. we'll check back in with him in just a couple of minutes. >> they were just getting started. >> we may be talking to him a little bit. it's the biggest lend a hand week ever. we're going to find out more about that. meanwhile, out on the plaza this morning, i'm matt lauer along with natalie morales. we should mention, she's going to head down to washington and sit down with president obama this morning for an exclusive interview that you will be seeing tomorrow morning right here on "today." they will be covering a wide array of subjects. >> a lot of talk about one year to go before the election. meanwhile, just ahead, a young girl with a very grown-up voice. she stole a lot of people's hearts. jackie evancho, thrilled and stunned audiences last summer when she was on "america's got talent." but now she's out with her first full-length album. jackie will be here to perform for us live coming up. she truly is remarkable.
and her album is already beating out adele and lady gaga. >> and if you look in the background, go back to that shot, if you ask k. the guy behind her is kind of talented as well. that is david foster, producer and musician as well. look forward to them. father's day, just at a week aw away. in honor of that holiday we've got a good friend of mine, greg norman is here, a pro golfer. he's here along with his daughter, morgan lee. she is a cook, a chef, by the way. they're going to hit the grill and the stove. she's going to to help us make his favorite meal, one of his. a rib eye on the grill. no, you can't have it. that's okay. >> we can. >> exactly. let's head back out to anchorage. al is there for lend a hand today. al? >> thanks. earlier we showed you traditional alaskan dance. well, this is a little more modern. you're talking about the alaska pride dancers, showing us what
they can do with a little more we'll say contemporary music. that's bust a move. let's bust your weather and show you what's happening, show you for the week ahead, we're looking as far as the early part of the week. the northern half of the country, a mess. cooler, wetter, above normal temperatures through the south. mid week period, we're expecting to see more rain in the northeast and the great lakes. above normal temperatures, central plains into the southeast. and then the latter part of the week, we're looking at some showers in the ohio river valley. below normal temperatures in the west. plenty of sunshine but above normal temperatures in the south. finally getting much needed rain in parts of georgia in the good morning to you. our neck of the woods is ready for a warmup that we haven't had all year long. the warmest temperatures in months. 81 degrees today in concord. 80 in san jose and 81 degrees in los gatos. this sbt what i'm talking about.
this is what i'm talking about. take a look at your seven-day outlook. temperatures climbing to 90 degrees inland. mild at the coast. upper 70s, low 80s. and for father's day, we cool off just a little bit just in time for the holiday. all right, matt. coming up in the next five minutes, we are going to reveal our charity here live in an anchorage, alaska. the first time we've been outside the contiguous states. >> biggest day over on lend a hand. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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country helping deserving charities. he's kicking things off this morning in anchorage, alaska. al, take it away. >> thank you. we're excited to be here in anchorage, alaska, at the alaska native heritage center. it's a great story. almost a childhood story about all alaska pride. alaska, it's america's 49th state. a uniquely unique place. the sky sometimes glows. the ice age kind of hard to leave. so if you are looking for someone to help underserved children in anchorage you would want them to be larger than life, you know, tall, maybe 6'6'' and big like 300 pounds, but muscular, and they have long, flowing black hair, just for flare. he would be a super hero, except he's real. the moto,si, founder and
director of alaska pride, an organization committed to helping children and young adults reach their potential. >> basically any options kids love all together is what we use as a tool to teach leadership and confidence. >> reporter: his magic with the kids and a chief crusader for their dreams. and he uses dance, art, music, or whatever they love best to motivate them to achieve. >> if you've got a talent or a skill, he's willing to try to provide the vehicle and the stage for you to get it done. >> reporter: he works to show them that no deed is too small to make a difference. >> if i can just give someone a meal or a t-shirt or a dollar, you never know how important that dollar is for that one child. >> reporter: you see, he just cares. he is is a mow want but grew up in has a. he ran the streets as a teenager but managed to stay out of trouble. oh, yeah, he is a sports legend. he got drafted by the arizona
cardinals, a dream come true. but he got hurt. career ender. all of a sudden, he was broke and lost. >> i look back on my life and realized that i screwed up somewhere. this is when i was sitting with my newborn son. you know, i was looking at him, i said, man, every where that your dad screwed up, you won't. >> reporter: it's about family for him. he has five kids, but looking out for just them wasn't enough. and so alaska pride was born. it's housed in a tiny corner of an anchorage mall. and just like him, inside its doors you find the unexpected. ♪ meet junior. ♪ >> i met junior at my old facility about three years ago. he was sleeping in my space. i actually caught him singing. and it was beautiful. ♪ >> he said, well, if you're that good at what you do, i'll hire
you. >> reporter: that's how he works. >> if you're committed to the programs, then i am there for you. >> reporter: now junior is the musical director for alaska pride. >> he's actually got me doing one of the most important things i've ever done in my life. >> reporter: at alaska pride, it's a family, and the kids learn to believe in themselves because he believes in them. >> it is that all the kids need is that one spark, that one second where they start believing in something. >> reporter: alaskan agent of change, it's the book replacing hopelessness with hope, one child at a time. >> all right, our biggest day ever for lend a hand today for alaska pride, we have about $1.9 million worth of merchandise. open up that truck. let's see what we've got there! $50,000 from hp.
support education. computers, pc, notebook. $40,000 worth of acoustics and electric guitar player pack. malta meal, over 100,000 servings of oatmeal. random house books. $28,000. 6,000 books, almost $30,000 worth of reading. two exist men's underwear, $25,000 worth of men's underwear. jordache is giving you $25,000 worth of men's and women's apparel. tents, key y kayaks and apparel. skate cam with bucky this summer. good labor pharmacy giving you $15,000 worth of cash, which is awfully nice. hasbro donating almost 600 games to alaska pride.
over 14$,000. columbia giving you $11,000 worth of boys, girls, and men's fleece jackets. alaska communications, $10,000 in cash and services. and pride, $10,000 worth of backpacks, school supplies. amazon giving you $10,000 for tv store donating home entertainment to you guys. crylon, $10,000 worth of paint and primer. nfl underarmour and wilson, they're going to be giving you an arizona cardinals nfl charities, a portable speaker system. nfl donating flag football. friends of underarmour pitching in with t-shirts. lyndon transport helping with the shipping, moving. alaska backcountry tour, atv. 21 atv tour. the new york jets bringing 15 computer monitors. >> thank you. >> and sara lee bringing
breakfast, lunch, and dinner. and we also want to bring in ford from north way mall where you guys have your place. >> hi. he is such a dynamic force in our anchorage community and the north way mall and security national properties would like to donate one year's free lease for alaska pride. >> wow. that's terrific. unbelievable. >> awesome. awesome. thank you, security national. >> thank you so much. that is terrific. come on over here. check this out, my friend. from toyota, a brand new 2011 toyota tundra, driving it is mr. mike, the vice president of toyota. come on over here, mike. that is terrific. thank you so much. >> toyota is pleased to present this 2011 tundra crew cab to
alaska pride. >> you've done such great work. >> we've got more good news. we're giving awe way 100 cars in 100 days to charities all across america. your audience can help us out. just go on toyota's facebook page, click on 100 cars for good, vote each day. five charities for each day. >> thank you. >> all right. congratulations. >> thank you. i just want to -- can i talk now? >> oh, yeah. >> thank you, al. al, oh, wow. i am so happy. i don't even know where to start right now. >> we're going to talk to you in a little bit. >> i'm not done yet. >> back to you guys. >> al, that's good stuff. thank you very much. i don't know how you top this one tomorrow. great way to start the week. we'll catch up with them in a bit. up next though from here, firing up the grill for a father's day feast with golfing great greg norman and his daughter morgan
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brought to you by hershey's smores. you make it special. >> this morning on "today's kitchen," step by stepfather's day grilling. all you need to please your dad on father's day is basic ingredients and a little bit of know how. joined now with a great recipe from down under, greg norman and his beautiful daughter morgan leigh. nice to see you. australians love to eat, man. they love seafood. you love steak, wine. >> barbecues. we like everything. especially good piece of steak on the barbecue. one of my favorites. >> we're going make some ribeye in a second. morgan leigh, i've known you for 15 years. you've always loved the kitchen. >> i think it was as soon as i left home and had to go off on my own i realized how important that family dinner is at the end of the day. i missed it. so i started cooking for myself and my friends. i just fell in love with it and continued on with it. >> we're going to make a recipe your dad knows.
i know he loves. this is ribeye steak. why the you love this cut of meat? >> the marbling gives you the flavoring. cut like this medium rare, put it on what morgan is preparing here, it brings out the dpflavo >> do you put it on the grill basically, do you put any seasoning on it? >> depends on how i'm cooking it. if i codo a ribeye like this, no seasoning. a little bit of salt but most of the time i do not. i let the individuals do that themselves. >> after you cook it you slice it up because it's going to go on top of something. a little bit of an unusual preparation. morgan leigh, tell me about it. >> because the steak is so heavy and we like to eat light we do a fresh spinach and light tomato and potato sauce. >> talk to me. what's in here. russet potatoes? >> yeah. we just quartered up and saute in a little butter and olive oil. i then add the tomatoes. i like the mix of red and yellow because you eat with your eyes first and foremost. bring a lot of color into it.
i add a little bit of thyme and chopped basil. lastly, a little bit of balsamic vinegar and a little bit of white wine vinegar. >> you simmer but for not long. you like it because it's quick to make. >> fresh and quick. we don't want to spend too much time in the kitchen cooking because we want to spend time together so we make light dishes and easy dishes. >> this goes on top of the spinach and the steak on top of that? >> yeah. >> you can plate that. you were making red meat but through your playing years, you've been known for nutrition and fitness. you do allow yourself to splurge, though. >> i do. you know one thing that i used to do when i played in the mornings is to have steak and eggs for breakfast. >> before going out on the course? >> because i never had lunch. you tee off around 1:00, i needed to have something to last me through the day so i started eating steak and eggs. >> you're going to put the ribeye on top of that. one of the nice things about you
is you don't have to worry about choosing good wine. you've got your own estate. greg norman estate. what do you like with steak? >> shiraz and me have one here for you. >> thank you. how long have you been in the wine business? >> 15 years. >> morgan leigh, thank you very much. and to you, thank you. any big plans? >> just quiet. veryst just very, very quiet. be home and chill out. >> drinking wine and eating food. >> it's not bad. i have to mention because your dad is here, the u.s. open starts this week. we've got the company pool here. who do i need to put my money on? >> the golf course, long golf course. long drive. dustin johnson, drives the ball long. he's been playing well. he's about ready to come out a little bit more. i like him. anybody, look at the stats. anybody who can hit the ball a long way, hitting a lot of fairways. >> kind of like you. >> my old days. >> greg, good to see you, pal. morgan leigh, thank you. >> thank you. >> we're going to have much more ahead on a monday morning.
full-length album "dream with me." jackie, good morning. you had a phenomenal weekend because i hear it's already number one on amazon.com betts seller list. beating out lady gaga and adele. how does that feel? >> it feels amazing. and i kind of feel sad because i'm kicking them out of their spot. >> i think they'll get over it because you are natural and amazing. are you excited you're going on tour this year as well this summer? >> yes, i'm very excited. the tour will start in august. and i don't know much about it, but if you guys want to learn more you can go to my website and find out. >> we will certainly encourage people to do that. jackie, you're going to swiing with us along with david foster, by the way. so take it away. ♪
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of a gain-related shoot out. two other people were injured in that shooting. all six suspects will be in court to face charges today. we'll have a look at forecast right after this. sure, pulling the mold, mildew, and grime from out of the porous caverns of grout takes the right tools, but it also takes a gentle, caring touch.
before you can deep clean, you learn to get a feel for its trouble spots. and hey, if you can't listen to grout, you can't truly know its wants...its needs...its dreams. ♪call 1-800-steemer. good morning to you. we are in the 50s. you probably don't need a jacket but we have a pretty good formation of that marine layer sticking strong along the peninsula. it's holding on right now. 52 3 degrees in san francisco, 55 in san mateo. the sun will be out in hours. about 10:30 at the latest. that's when you'll start to see the partial clearing in oakland and maybe 11 for san francisco. 61 degrees in san mateo. 72 in san jose. that's at lunchtime. later today, 80s in gilroy. we continue to warm up through tomorrow. up to 90, laura, as we head
through wednesday. >> getting hot. we're spoiled. all right. check out nbcbayarea.com on facebook. another local news update in half an hour. with new wide sweeping cuts proposed, we're about to dismantle one of the world's greatest systems of higher education. nbc bay area believes we can't go down this path. with population growing by 400,000 a year, we can't let our community colleges turn away 100,000 students or let cal state suffer a 36% cut in funding. we're already short of higher degrees. do we really want more jobs to lead the state? do we want more undereducated, underemployed so we shrink the tax base? we need one billion five.
roughly $38 per person. we either pay now or forfeit our future. an educated workforce is core to a thriving economy. with sacramento in gridlock, let the voters decide what to spend and what to cut. our debate at nbceditorials.com. we're back with more on "today" on a monday morning, the 13th day of june 20, 11. rambunctious crowd here in rockefeller plaza for various reasons. i think we even have some dallas maverick fans here celebrating their team's nba championship. first in franchise history. out on the plaza, i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie. al is out in anchorage, alaska, and left a little bit earlier today to catch up with president obama for an exclusive entire view. al, if we could take a moment
and say congratulations. just a couple moments ago out in anchorage, he helped out some very, very worthwhile people. he pulled that truck up, opened the door, and, man, unloaded about $1.6 million worth of stuff that people at alaska pride, they help out an awful lot of people. al is helping them out this morning. so a job well-done, al. are they still glowing in the donations? >> they are. they are, matt. and, in fact, it's $1.9 million. >> oh, sorry. >> yeah. no, we just got some more stuff. how are you feeing? >> i'm feeling great. thank you for all of the support and donation. >> guess what, we're not done yet. we've got a lot more to tell you about. we've got some more stuff. don't go away. alaska pryde. >> i'm right here. right here. >> he's got -- >> not going anywhere. >> he's got a grip, matt. >> he gives you a bear hug, that's it for the week, al. you're done.
you'll be in traction. we'll check with you in a second. the pressure is continuing to grow on congressman an on this any weiner, more calls for him to resign from his own colleagues, this after more shirtless photos surfaced of weiner at the congressional gym. he's a no show in washington today, taking a leave of absence now to seek of professional treatment. we'll get the latest on the scandal from capitol hill. plus, point, click, ka-ching. everything from the best cell phone deals, credit cards, how to do your own budget. we're going to get the places to go online coming up. all right. a lot to get to. first, inside, natalie is standing inside with the news desk with the headlines. >> good morning again. good morning, everyone. embattled congressman anthony weiner will not be on capitol hill as you heard as he begins a temporary leave of absence. luke russert is on capitol hill with the latest. luke, good morning. >> good morning. even as new lewd photographs emerged on the internet, house democratic leaders call on him to step down, congressman
anthony weiner still will not resign. instead he's going to take a leave of absence from the house to seek, quote, professional treatment. >> look, i've made some serious mistakes here. i have to redeem myself. i'm going to try to get back to work. these were personal failings. >> reporter: congressman anthony weiner refuses to resign. this weekend hoping to hold on to his job weiner announced he was going to take a leave of absence and check himself in for professional treatment. on move, democratic leaders still insisted he step down. when he refused they went public, calling for his resignation. democratic national committee chairwoman -- >> continued service in congress is untenable. >> reporter: house minority leader nancy pelosi called on wooener to seek treatment and resign. quote, i urge congressman weiner to seek that help without the pressures of being a member of congress. adding to the pressure, this weekend tmz.com published new suggestive photos of weiner at the capitol hill members gym that he sent to an unidentified woman. despite all that, democratic
sources tell nbc news weiner will not make any further decisions about his political future until his pregnant wife huma abedin returns from a trip. for the most part republicans have kept quiet about the scandal but during an address at ohio state, boehner said this. >> when you begin to ask people to vote for you they're probably not going to vote for you if they can't say your name. my name looks like beaner, bonner, boner. thank god it's not wiener. >> reporter: and natalie, while many democrats here on capitol hill actually wanted anthony weiner to resign they're reli e relieved he's not going to show up for work. one house democratic leadership aide telling me, quote, maybe now the media will pay attention to our policy instead of the scandal. >> thanks so much, luke. supporters are marveling at the first photos of arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords
since she was shot in the head since january. they were posted on sunday on her facebook page and had more than 1300 likes by this morning. meanwhile, her aides say they hope giffords will be out of the rehabilitation facility where she's been receiving treatment by the end of the month. 40 years after turning the fires amendment into a battleground, the formerly top secret pentagon papers are being released today. the leaked vietnam war report triggered a landmark supreme court ruling in favor of press freedom after an attempt to stop "the new york times" from publicing it back in 1971. associated press is reporting that bruce springsteen saxophone player suffered a stroke sunday night. 69 years clemens last performed with springsteen in december. a blimp caught fire and crashed moments after he lowered it enough for his three passengers s ts to jump to saf. the heroic pilot did not survive. super weekend at the box office where "super 8" to be the
top spot with $37 million. "x-men, first class" came in second and "the hangover part ii" came in third. 18 years old but you might confuse him for a baby. at 23.6 inches tall, jun ray is the shortest man. he took the guinness world record this weekend. he weighs 11 pounds. says he loves pork and is known as his family's lucky charm. he's a cute young man. it is six minutes past the hour. let's go back outside to matt and savannah. unbelievable. >> it really is. natalie, thank you very much. now, let's get to al in anchorage with the weather. >> all right, thanks, guys. in fact, we've got a big man here from alaska pride. we're not quite done yet with we've got other friends. paula dean furniture, navistar international donated our truck here today, and a special thanks to jim webber, jeff felix for
their hub and rarng arranging today's trucks and for the penski trucks we're going to be using all week. they offered their dance floor for all the dancers you've got here. alaska kayaking big kayaks from johnson outdoors, old town canoe, wooden interior paint, worldwide moving club, worldwide for helping us get all of these donations to the right hand. and of course, a little bit different. we've got here michelle brown from -- she's the director of united way alaska. michelle, tell us about what you guys are doing. >> we've got this great coalition. love working with people like alaska pride. we've got a 40 something organizations, everybody living united to make sure our kids succeed in this town. >> in fact, we've got with us marta, the marketing director for apirca. >> we're excited at aprica. we design lightweight, easy to use products. we're donating 4,000 strollers
for lend a hand across five cities with 3,000 going right here to alaskan charities. >> $821,000 worth of strollers. that is so huge. marta, thank you very much. and also joining us right now, it's not been easy getting all of this stuff here. a big thank you to fedex who stepped up to get this stuff here. >> al, thank you very much. fedex alaska really enjoys taking the opportunity to take advantage of shipping stuff any time we have a chance. thank you very much. we enjoyed helping out with lending a hand. >> jim peters, thank you so very much from fedex. can this day get any better? >> i'm hoping. >> yes. it is, because we've got a few more surprises for you. >> awesome. awesome. this is a great day all together. i appreciate you guys being up here and giving us all these wonderful blessings. >> thank you. we've got more blessings for good morning to you. we have a pretty solid cloud
deck over the golden gate bridge but it will not last long. in fact, by noon today, a thin veil left over. 63 degrees if you're making your way to the city. 4:00 p.m., 70 keags. a beautiful day in san francisco. warm elsewhere. this is just the first day and a substantial warmup will bring our temperatures to the 90s as early as tomorrow. 79 in fremont. 85 degrees by tomorrow. 90 degrees on wednesday. our associate director back in new york said, are you ever going to let this guy talk. i promise, we're going to let you talk. >> i'm ready. i'm ready whenever you are. >> natalie. >> give me the word. >> thank you, al. this morning on "today's money" best websites for managing your money. they did a round up of resources that can help you track your finances, invest smarter. jean is a contributor and today's financial editor. good morning, jean, you're going to help us save more money today. >> i'm going to tri.
>> i love these sites. we have a lot to get to. the first one help use track your investments. it's called portfoliomonkey.com. >> most individual investors unfortunately were not experts. we put things in our 401(k) and we don't know if we've got the right mix. this will take a look at what you have and tell you if you're taking the right amount of risk, the right amount of diversi diversification for you. it will make other suggestions if it feels that you're off track. and then what i like best at it is you can go back and back test their suggestions to see if they would have performed. >> updates realtime, data, all of that. >> absolutely. >> that's great. next one is helping you save money by keeping tabs on your spending for you. this is a little bit of a reality check for you at home. >> big reality check. >> mint.com. >> mint.com asks you when you register for the site to tell you about all of your accounts. your credit cards, your loans, things like that. and then it tells you where your money is going. so you can see how much you're spending on everything from clothing to coffee. >> to your mortgage.
>> exactly. it suggests a budget for you and it will tell you where you stack up compared to people who live in your neck of the woods, which can, again, be very eye opening. you do have to continue to track your own cash and tell this site what's going on because cash is a big part of the picture as well. >> okay. mint.com for that one. and these are all safe, by the way, i should point out because you're entering a lot of personal data in here. >> and some of them are going to ask you for more personal data, like your social security number. these are secure sites. we checked them out. it's okay to play ball. >> the next one is a site to help you save money by allow you to comparison shop on certain bills and services that you use. it's called billshrink.com. >> you've heard me say before, call your cable company, call your cell phone company, ask for a better deal. a lot of people are reluctant to do it. this site you tell it how you use those services and it can point you to better deals and you can make the swap right from the site. >> great. next one is a great service that everybody should really know about. this allows you to get your
credit report for free but it also goes further by allowing you to lower your interest rate, as well. so tell us about cred creditsesame.com. >> it will be able to show you your entire credit life. your mortgage, car loan, student loans, credit cards, of course. then it will suggest other deals for you, other loans that might be beneficial. what i like about this is because it's checking your credit score, it's not going to offer you a whole lot of credit that you are then not going to qualify for, which, by the way, is the case with a lot of other sites. >> all of these sites are free, by the way, too, for the user. >> they are. some are thinking of charging money for the future, but right now it's free. >> all right. enjoy it while it's free for now. now, if you're trying to save money, put away money in your piggy bank for a big, whatever it is, a big trip or whatever, you want to try smartypig.com. there's a site, there's an app for this. >> i like this for two reasons. first, the interest rates that
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off the callous snes. >> we have problems, kol loucal ingrown toenails. the number one problem is the callous, hard skin that can be so painful. the good way to pumice it is daily in the shower using a gel or soap and water. >> better to do it wet. >> wet, definitely. >> you can use pumice stones like this or these are files. i mean, what do you think about those grater things you sometimes see when you get a pedicure. >> sometimes people are too aggressive with it and can actually damage their skin. >> okay. so pumicing is the first step. next, moisturize. you have a really good tip for very dry feet, which can be painful. >> dry feet, very common. our feet are exposed to the sun. you can use your moisturizing agent. and make sure when you apply it do it generousry, all around the foot, especially to heels. and then put your foot in a plastic bag. wrap it around with a towel and keep it there for 15 minutes. >> you actually stick your foot in the bag. >> in the bag. >> does the towel need to be warm?
>> no, wrap it around in a towel and leave it there for 15 minutes. that's a great way to moisturize. >> at that point i suppose it will absorb. >> yes. >> moving on. swollen feet. what do you recommend? >> as the temperature goes up our feet tend to swell. you know how difficult it is to get back into your sandals and shoes. this is a key way to keep the swelling down. you can use frozen peas on the ankle. you can soak in luke warm water in epson salt. if you have a lot of swelling you can make a paste. massage it on. leave it on. and then wash it off with cold water. >> okay. next, moisturize those nails. this is an interesting idea. you recommend olive oil from your kitchen. >> right. you can go to your kitchen cupboards and use olive oil and almond oil. they just came out with olive oil. >> dab it on to the cuticle? >> dab it on to the nail and cuticle. nails are very dry being exposed to the sun when you're wearing
sandals. >> got to go fast. brightening your nails. >> all of us have pedicures, wearing nail polish. this is a wonderful way. hydrogen peroxide on a toothbrush, put it on the nail and it brighto tens it. >> if you have fat ankles, exercise your ankles on the tennis ball like this? >> let's use the word thick ankles. >> that makes me feel better. >> usually due to poor diet, weight gain. a quick exercise is roll your foot back and forth on a tennis ball or underneath your desk you can roll a can of soda. >> last, sunscreen, which people forget on the tops of the feet really get the sun. what you dow recommend? >> sun block, over 30 spf. reapply it every two hours. >> you put on saffron. >> it's great. >> what it does is because it's an analgesic. if you have burning feet, which we get in the summertime, makes it feel great. >> all right. great tips. thank you. and still to come, an insider's view of the royal
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airlines, sonya jackson, president of united airlines foundation, what are you doing for us this year, because you were so great to us last year. >> united is so proud to support alaska pride. all the charities this week and the communities we serve, we're giving one million miles to all of the organizations this week. 200,000 go to alaska pride. we're so excited to be here. we have one other surprise. >> what's that? >> so, we have, in addition to that, the united -- i'm going to give that to you. the united airlines foundation is donating $50,000 for the week for lend a hand today because we're proud to be a partner for the second year in a row and for the tenth year anniversary. alaska pride is getting 10$,000. >> wow. what do you say? >> thank you. >> all right. >> thank you, thank you, thank you. >> you're welcome. >> hey, hey, hey. >> your plane. >> united way. >> there you are. >> i will hold the plane. i'm walking with it. >> okay. thank you, sonya.
also, smithfield and united food and commercial workers are donating 30,000 pounds of meat, 120,000 servings of protein. worth $170,000. dennis pittman is here. dennis, thank you so much. >> it's great, al, to be here. it's a chance for us to continue our program, providing more than 30,000 servings across the country in a three-year period along with united food and commercial workers. >> delivering those hams, that's pretty good. and thank you so much, alvin. we appreciate that. >> it's a pleasure. on behalf of our members, we are proud to be part of the lend a hand program. we're not going to be to stop here. >> what does this mean? >> 90,000 alaskans are going to get ham! >> all right. i try to give americans ham every day, but that's another story. we've got a little more for you
coming up. we're going to give you a chance to talk next. >> okay. >> all right. >> wow. >> back to you guys. >> all right. thanks, al. >> everybody gets a ham. everybody, al, thanks. we're back with more after your local news and weather. [ female announcer ] what if your natural beauty could be flawless too? discover aveeno positively radiant tinted moisturizers
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away with valuables inside. the family has come from all over the area to help each other and to help with the search. >> people assume that they are going to give up because the case has been changed to a homicide. they haven't fournd her. they haven't found her. if it was anyone's sister or daughter, they would keep fighting and they would keep trying to find her. >> police say they have compelling evidence that points to homicide and continues to search reploet areas of al meet ta counties. so far they do not have any new clues. we're going to take a quick break. we'll be right back.
but just make sure you're drinking lots of water, especially if you work outside. monday, tuesday, and wednesday, temps ramp up. >> thanks. we've got issues this morning. check out the southbound 680 right there at highway 4. a multivehicle blocking a couple of lanes heading down westbound 580, we have an accident there in lanes and heading down to the south bay. south bay on 280 at mclaughlin. definitely a lot of problems this morning. laura? >> thanks so much. for the latest traffic and news updates, check out our nbc bay area morning news page on facebook. another local news update in half an hour. see you then. have a great monday morning.
♪ hard to believe that was six weeks ago. maybe because we keep replaying the moment over and over and over again. prince william and kate middleton tied the knot in what seemed to be a very intimate and personal ceremony in front of their family and friends, and, oh, 2 billion viewers around the world. did it really go off without a hitch? we'll have personal reflections from the man who planned and conducted the service, the dean of westminster abbey, dr. john hall. we like that music when we introduce you, too. and he's going to be here to tell us all about what happened behind the scenes. also ahead, more from aink
ran anchorage, alaska, it's setting a record already. al, what do you have coming up from anchorage? >> well, coming up, we're going to be talking about these kids. we've got these kids here from -- first of all, look at this. one of the students did a sketch of me while we were here. pretty good likeness. i think i look -- i think he made me look better than i normally do. we've also got the kids playing with the epiphone guitars here at the alaska native center and some of these kids doing great athletics trying to -- it's his native game in alaska, kind of like accommodation basketball and kick ball. pretty impressive. in just a moment, we're going to hear from the man of the hour, ma'o tosi. we keep promising he's going to talk. we haven't let him talk. he's got a lot to say because he's been doing a lot, too. guys, back to you. >> we can't wait. >> we hear the rooster in the background but, ma'o, not yet. >> thanks, al.
incredible morning there. al has a check of the weather. we're not letting you off the hook just yet, al, right? 6. >> that's right. we sure do. okay. let's take a look. ma'o -- whoa, whoa. we've got dogs coming in, too. ma'o, this has been, i know, almost an overwhelming morning. >> yes. yes, it has. we've been waiting actually for this opportunity all together. and we're so happy when we got the call from molly to be a part of this. i can't believe i'm still here today with you. >> our producers, molly, you guys have done so much. what are you going -- do you hope to expand to to be able to do? >> what we plan on doing right now, ak pryde is only represented in anchorage. our goal is to get around alaska. you know, we're proud of our state. and so we're trying to show that through our youth and building the programs that they love to be a part of. >> well, we've got more to talk about. ma'o, thank you so much for what you're doing for the youth of
alaska. we were proud to do this for you. we really are. >> you know, this has been such a blessing all together. and so much time that we put in to get this far. and i know that we would get there within the next couple of years, but you really gave us the opportunity to get there now and to do so much more now is kind of what i've always wanted to do. right now means the most to me. i'm so thankful for you, for nbc, for the "today" show, lend a hand. it's been such a blessing for us. >> thank you, ma'o. i know it seems like we're going to the dogs here, ma'o. we've got a bush pilot, addressn champ. i'm sorry. one of the dog handlers. john, i know you're a bush pilot and 2011 iditarod champ.
you have to be excited to be a part of this, too. >> wonderful event. thank you for being here. >> we're glad. and your dogs are really well behaved. awfully nice. >> they're wonderful dogs. they've all run the iditarod. i want to shake your hand, too. >> iditarod champ here. >> we're all champions. all feeling like champs. thank well, we did have a cloudy start but the sun is now out. upper 70s and low 80s. 72 in gilroy and this is not the warmest day of the week. we've climbed up to wednesday up to 90 degrees. cool down towards this weekend. just make sure you're drinking lots of water, especially if you work outside. monday, tuesday, and wednesday, temps ramp up. natalie, savannah, back to
you. >> one of the dogs sounds like a rooster. >> we have the wild kingdom sound track behind you. >> al, you did a great job. ma'o, what a deserving man. thank you so much for bringing attention to the charity there. thank you. coming up next, a behind the scenes glimpse of the royal wedding right after these messages. i feel the best approach to food is to keep it whole for better nutrition. and that's what they do with great grains cereal. see the seam on the wheat grain? same as on the flake. because great grain steams and bakes the actual whole grain. now check out the other guy's flake. hello, no seam, because it's more processed. now, which do you suppose has better nutrition for you? mmm. great grains. the whole whole grain cereal. and olive garden's one of the few places we can take them where everyone's happy. try our new four cheese pastachettis. with grilled chicken breasts in a garlic cream sauce. or with grilled sausage. starting at just $9.95.
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william and his bride kate middleton. from the day the wedding was announced to the day they walked down that aisle, the dean of westminster abbey planned, choreographed and conducted the very historic and religious event. we're lucky to have him with us there morning. dr. hall, good morning. >> good morning. pleasure to be here. >> you're here on official duties. you were here this weekend for what? >> thomas church, fifth avenue, has a choir, has the only choir school in eager speaking world, apart from our own, that just dedicates to boys in the choir. this was grad wrauation ceremond i gave an address. then i preached for pentecost yesterday for the church. >> what an honor for you to be able to do that. we have to turn our attention to the royal wedding because everybody is still talking about it. we still are celebrating in it. and i think relishing every moment. as the dean of westminster abbey, you conducted the service. you have the most incredible vantage point. i think all of us were looking
for a little hiccup, a little something to go not as planned. was there anything that happened like that? >> the team had worked really hard. the abbey team and the palace team and everyone working together. the intention was just to visit every possible thing that could go wrong and how can we make sure it doesn't go wrong. >> only 2 billion people watching, after all. no pressure. >> you have to say, 2 billion. you have no idea. you can't look at 2 billion, you can't imagine it so you just have to concentrate on the people. in a sense it was a very intimate and wonderful occasion. i think the couple themselves did everything absolutely right. they thought very hard about how exactly they were going to do it, which way they would move, who would go as it were first and which hand they would walk with and so on. when they were moving, for example, over to the chairs at the side, moving forward to the prayer desk, all of that was thought through. >> there was a moment, though, where the music and the entrance of the queen, you were unsure if
they were going to play it on queue, right? >> yes. this was the only thing from my point of view. i had worked out with the bride and her father exactly what would happen, pippa would give me a nod after she arranged her de dress and i would turn and the music start. i had not done that arrangement with the organist about the queen's arrival which, of course, was an hour earlier. i was looking towards the queen and talking to the queen, prince of wales, duchess of cornwell there. i was waiting for the music to start behind me and i think they were waiting for me to turn. >> a little moment of panic perhaps. >> and all is well. >> tell me about the couple themselves. you said very intimate. something they planned themselves. very much putting their personal touches in. were they nervous though? i mean, did you get a sense? you could kind of see a little bit of nerves. >> i think nerves are not things to be afraid of. i think people would inevitably feel slightly nervous.
i felt slightly nervous. how could you not feel slightly nervous on an occasion of that kind, such an historic moment. as for them, after all, this is a wedding. here is the great sort of royal ceremony, national ceremony and all of these people watching. >> not just any wedding. it means a lot. >> it's about this couple committing to each other throughout their lives, asking for the blessing of got on their marriage together. it's a special, very special moment. and i think they were nervous. they didn't show it in a very positive way. but i got the sense that they were. >> and now, we embrace them. everybody in britain seems to be completely enamored. how long do you think it will last, people loving their royals? >> the wonderful thing is that great institutions review themselves, generation after generation. there's a wonderful renewal. i think this couple is very special. and they really care intimately, obviously for each other.
but to do the right thing, with passion and with love. >> dr. john hall, it's been great to just get your royal perspective here as well. thank you so much. an honor to have you here in studio. thank you for your visit. >> thank you. coming up next, a taste of alaskan cuisine using locally grown ingredients with al right alaskan cuisine using locally grown ingredients with al right after this. about cookies goodbye. alaskan cuisine using locally grown ingredients with al right after this. new newtons fruit thins. real cranberries and delicious cranberry citrus oat... ♪ or real blueberries... ♪ ...and luscious blueberry brown sugar. the goodness of whole grains... and a thin crispy crunch. new newtons fruit thins, one unique cookie. can your moisturizer do that? [ female announcer ] dermatologist recommended aveeno has an oat formula, now proven to build a moisture reserve,
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and today's lepd lend a hand kitchen, cooking with local alaskan fare. summer is here in alaska and that means you getting a cess to really great foods. here to show us the best way to cook is alaskan cuisine chef. he's from petersburg, alaska, population 3,000. makes his home in anchorage now. focus on helping healthy. good to see you. >> glad you're here. >> you're going to show us -- what is this roll? >> fresh roll. >> fresh roll. >> serve it with rice paper. we've got some blooming here. >> you put this in hot water. >> you do. >> you buy it like this. >> you do. very versatile. and what we're going to do is kind of put one here for you. >> okay. >> we're going to get this party started here. and we're going to start with some fire weed tendrils. you can tell, probably one or
two, a little goes a long way. >> okay. just like that? >> absolutely. >> a few prawns. they are cold water shrimp that have almost like a lobster texture to them. >> what's this green thing? >>s that called sea asparagus. it's a beach green. you've got a really nice briany flavor to it. it grows by the sea. >> the you add anything to this? >> that has been preserved. it's been canned, pressure cooked. it's freshwater. and the sea is a natural preservative. >> carrots? >> absolutely. pardon my reach here. >> sure. what is this? >> just celery. run of the mill. mi rice noodles and romai romen no as well. top to bottom. and then side to side. and you can bring it right together. there you go. fun part about this if you have a family you're working with, this is a good way to entertain
kids while you're getting things going here. >> what's the dipping sauce? >> we've got a beautiful soy dipping sauce. >> isn't this neat? look how neat that is? >> i garnished it with a wild parsley. >> that's good. 12k3w4r thank yo >> thank you. >> what are we making next? >> next we've got elk skewers. gearing up for father's day. we're finishing up those here. got a nice hot pan here. we're going to get some fennel heads going. these were just picked from south central. >> these grow in alaska? >> they do. they should grow into a beautiful fern. going to get those sauteing up. all they need is probably just a little bit of salt right there. >> while those are cooking up, how do you prepare -- just -- >> what i did is i took the elk and this is the nice tender back strap cut. and i rolled it in a marinade. i used spruce tips which are
right here. and again, these are the tendril pieces. >> the spruce tree? >> yeah. just take that, break it in your hands and rub it a little bit and you've got like a minty -- a minty rosemary flavor almost. >> if you didn't have elk you could use beef? >> absolutely. anything you find. >> i wanted to get to this because this looks look so terrific. alaska was the last state i had not slept in, spent the night, so this is -- i got all 50. you made this great cake. >> absolutely. >> chef rob, thank you so much. really appreciate it. let me try a little elk. of course, we've got more of "today" coming up. but first, this is "today" on nbc.. ♪
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from many different companies this week. maybe even $10 million, savannah. let's check in with al one more time. >> he definitely made a difference for kids in anchorage, alaska. they can dance. we heard some dogs. al, pretty big morning for you. >> it sure has been, natalie. this is our biggest one day total so far. almost $1.9 million. you're listening to the sounds of junior gisa and some of the kids from alaska pride, just some of the great sounds and great work that ma'o tosi has been doing with alaska pride. so it's pretty exciting. of course, this is a record-breaking lend a hand so far. as you mentioned, $9 million, we may make $10 million. we're really excited. tomorrow, we are going to be in the beautiful city of las vegas. and, of course, you know what happens in vegas normally stays in vegas. well, not this time. we're going to make sure that everybody knows all about the
charity we've got. now, normally i ride out on the big pen i can truck. but not this time. since we're in alaska i have to mush. before i do, i want to thank our donors, so as i get out of here we're going to show you we've got promotional considerations furnished by the following companies. john, is this safe? >> this is safe. >> how do i do this? >> come right in. sit here. and put your legs on the metal. >> put my legs on the metal? >> yeah. >> okay. all right. i'm going to regret this, i'm sure. but do i just say -- i say just mush. >> just say mush. >> all right, guys. i'll see you tomorrow many vegas. mush! all right. on donner, on blitzen, on cupid -- >> no seat belt there. travel safe, al. we'll see you from las vegas, more of lend a hand tomorrow on today. >> it's going to take a long time for that sled get to vegas. kiss' own gene simmons sits down with kathie lee and hoda.
a home invasion robbery. the incident took place last thursday near 13th street in richmond. three men broke into the home and the and not a random act in greenwood. at least one of the attackers. police have issued arrest warrants but have not released any details on those suspects. a huge turnout is expected in the east bay tonight to put out a potentially stinky and costly situation on the ground. the city does not have to maintain miles of sewer lines under homes anymore. the city argues that they are only legally responsible for paying for the mainline and providing a point of connection. not the privately owned connecting lines. so homeowners may be forced to shell out several thousand dollars to move and reconnect what runs on the private property new to the mainline.
let's check the forecast with christina. >> we have a mostly cloudy start but we've lost a lot of the cloud cover and the sun is now out. really going to warm us up into the upper 70s and low 80s. 80 degrees in los gatos and 82 in gilroy and this is not the warmest day of the week. we climb all the way through wednesday, up to 90 degrees. a little cool down towards this weekend but just make sure you're drinking lots of water. especially if you work outside. monday, tuesday, wednesday, temps ramp up. >> change r thanks, christina. the morning commute is starting to wind down for most of the day unless your commute takes you through pachecko. the chp has issued a sig alert accident blocking three lanes there. let's leave on a high note. let's look at the bay bridge toll plaza where the metering lights have turned off. yes. >> that is good news. thank you very much. for the latest traffic and news updates, check out the morning news on facebook.
from nbc news, this is "today," with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello, everybody, it's fun-day monday. >> how was your weekend? >> it was not so -- >> not so goodd >> it was rainy back here and cass and i were going to go to the tonys and at the last minute, nne daughter got a 24-hour virus thing, so we ended up not going.
>> i went to d.c. with my mom, there was a breast cancer event at the vice president's house, which i had never been. >> the observatory. >> gorgeous. >> i like it better than the white house in a weird way. >> it's very homey and cozy. >> yeah. >> i think we have some pictures. >> were you hanging? >> look at you. >> my mom was stalking the vice president, which is fine. because that's what people do sometimes. nancy brinker, who is head of the komen foundation. that's his wife, dr. jill biden. >> isn't she great? >> so great, she's a runner, terrific. and with the presidential seal. and i have to make one confession after we show the picture with andrea mitchell coming up. >> i can'ttbelieve you did it. >> we went in thh bathroom, we saw the towels and everyone needs one. so we just tucked them way. i want to point out that they're paper, we didn'ttsteal anything that was worth anything. >> what would you have done if it hadn't been paper? >> i felt bad because i thought
there was probably cameras in the bathroom when we were stuffing thome in our purses. >> this isn't a first for you, i understand. >> what, taking things? >> uh-huh. >> what are you talking about? >> didn't you recently take an item from our own studio? >> what? >> toilet paper. >> no. i made a confession in the makeup room, that one time it was pouring outside and i didn't have any toilet paper in my apartment and i said know what, i'm going to take some from here and shove it in my purse. you guys have all done it haven't you? no? it was raining and i was going to go to the drug store and replace it. >> have you replaced it? >> no. >> how many rolls of toilet paper in your purse right now if we looked. and how many bowling balls have you stolen? >> what's in that purse? >> string cheese. >> the tonys were on last night. >> i dddn't stay up for all of them. but i thought neil patrick harris could not have been better than he was before and he was even better tonight, last
night, he was amazing. >> if we missed it we can only show you a tiny snippet. >> it's no longer only for dudes who like dudes ♪ ♪ attention every greeter, you're invited to the theater ♪ ♪ it's not just for gays any more ♪ >> and that wasn't even the best moment of that. whoever did those lyrics -- >> genius. >> they were brilliant. >> so fun. so as predicted, "book of mormon" just swept. >> and "war horse" won the best play. the most beautiful piece of theater i had ever seen. so congratulations to everybody. >> and -- >> congratulations to the allas mavericks. the heat. >> i know. >> this is one of those things that they so wanted so deserved. >> they all want it desperately. >> but they had a thing with miami from before. >> really? >> it was going to be their
turn. >> 105-95. >> i just can't believe it's now just getting over. wasn't that months ago? and is hockey still going on, guys? hockey is still going on. >> hockey nevee stops, that's on tv. whenever you turn it on, there it is. hockey. >> you got a problem with hockey? >> no, i don't have a problem with hockey. i'm not into it. >> you know what we're into? >> don't say it. >> wieners. because -- it just won't go away. right? >> these pictures -- >> okay. >> there are pictures, this is -- congressman weiner in the gym, taking photos oo himself. okay. we wish we could show you the whole thing -- they're in other newspapers, we're not allowed. he's holding the camera out with one hand and holding his -- >> junk. >> with another. >> right. >> yeah. >> it's just charmiig. >> that's what he's doing. >> and they're taken in the congressional gym. so what i want to know is, is
anybody else working out in congress? how many members are there in congress? >> was no one -- i wonder if someone's watching me take my picture of myself. >> can you imagine somebody else going, anthony, put it away. there's a vote in the house. you no he what i'm saying? stop it. >> the question now is, is he going to resign. he said he's going to go seek professional help from one of those places. >> he's going away for a couple of days. >> he probably, i would guess, you think if you go away for a while, people may forget about it. >> there's so many people on both sides of the aisle calling for his resignation and his wife apparently gets back tomorrow from her trip with mrs. clinton. so we'll see. you know again, we do ish everybody all the best. this is -- unbecoming congressional conduct. >> there was this gaggle of press by him yesterday, if you would think if you were in that situation, number one you wouldn't want to be around the press. he stopped, he talked. there's almost a sense, that he
still enjoys the spotlight. but it sort of seems that he just continues the conversation. as -- >> or else he's, each time he sees it potentially, maybe, hoda as a moment for more pennance, to convince people that he really is sorry. i don't know, i just -- i'm unfortunately, he's got many years of doing this. so who knows how many -- pictures and tweets and -- emails and things are out there. and it's going to be a barrage. it's like it just -- it's like -- >> it won't stop. >> it won't stop. and i think even if you disappears -- -- resigns. >> i think it's just going to stick around. >> let's go from rep weiner to hot dads in the house, don't we? >> yes, we do. >> there's an i-village poll. they're all sitting on the couch. these are the five hottest dads, according to i-village. we're going to explain who they are and why they were selected. from among these, there's one that's been declared the hottest
dad. we're going to reveal it later. >> i don't think they know yet, right? anyway, they're all adorable. >> we're going to tell it. i saw one of the babies on the way in, delicious, yes, yes. it's time for -- favorite things? >> i think it is. all right. if you've ever been to rehoboth& beach in delaware, there's this place called the coffee mill, which has great, great, great coffee. there's a guy named mel who is here. he came in rom rehoboth beach. no kid being, with his coffee. >> is this hoda's? >> that's yours. >> that's minn. >> that's the jumbo java and the >> what's this one? >> organic night sun, very dark, good coffee. i think you're going to love it. >> mel, you're adorable. >> let's have a sip. >> hold on. i'll take a sip, too. >> this is mel and me. >> at the coffee mill, yeah. >> is there always a long, long line there. >> please tell me you don't butt in line, hoda. >> she's good, she stays and she
waits and i get nervous when she's there, like, oh, my god, it's hoda. >> she makes you sweat. >> she has that way. >> everybody gets that. >> she's the hoda woman. >> people line up. >> mel, thank you for bringing your coffee. it is delicious. say hellooit rehoboth for me. >> you should come by. >> we're going to come see you. >> kathie, what's your favorite thing? >> my favorite thing is this. this is a miniattre painting. little tiny miniature painting of, that this ann g. redmond did of bambino. >> that's unbelievable. >> we're going to -- try to let you know how much it cost and that sort of thing. you send a picture of your pet aad she will do a little miniature. isn't that thh cutest thing? >> that's the cutest thing ever. >> can we show it -- look how teeny it is. >> let me hold it on my hand and you'll see. that's how tiny it is. >> just adorable. that is adorable. beautiful. >> hopefully it's not too
expensive. so you can order it from her. so we're going to have that information on our, as soon as -pwe can reach ann, on our website. >> my favorite thing this week resurfacing disk. you know how much makeup we have on our faces. >> not much, just a bit. it's about $12al your local drug stooe. and it suds a bunch. time for fan of the week. >> okay. so thissweek our winner is -- christie conaczekk >> i love christie. >> she lives in freda, colorado. she must start her day watching kathie lee and hoda and her favorite day is wines day. and she loves watching "who knew" and she loves the random trivia and she feels like she's getting a slice of new york right in her colorado living room. christie's mother used to start her day watching kathie lee, so she continues the tradition.
as a thank you we're going to send christie to south carolina where you'll be enjoying a four-day, three-night stay at the westin hilton head island resort and spa, complimentary breakfast and two relaxing spa treatments. the hotel accommodations are furnished by the westin hilton head resort and spa and airfare furnished by the hilton head chamber of commerce. >> how do we get to be a fan of our show? >> log on to klg & hoda.com and you could potentially be our fan of the day. >> thank you so much, sweetie. thank you, christie. still to come, gene simmons apparently has a lot of explaining to do. he's trying to make it up to her now. shannon is here. all the buzz circling the world of celebrities right after this. ??
>> let's talk about kim kardashian and thii nfl player named brett locket, what's the issue? >> he came out last week and he said that he's had a relationship with kim kardashian during her whole like relationship with kris humphries. >> right. >> which is terrible and of course she's hating this. well, he first claimed that they had a physical relationship. said, oh, wait. did i say physical? oh, no, what i meant was text relationships and sexting. in my opinion, it's aasolutely not true. sources say it's not true. kim has totally lawyered up. she's going to go after this guy and he's going to be in big trouble. there's a big defamation lawsuit here. >> what does he have to gain? >> notoriety. >> of course. and also he has a rap album coming out. >> oh. >> yes. >> you know what, if he has this,,let him show it and prove ii. >> let's see the tweets. >> so far he can't prove anything at all. >> well then -- you know -- >> you know the kardashians,
they're the nicest people, the nicest girls, people try to take advantage of them. and good for kim going after him saying no, i'm not going to let him do this to me. >> she doesn't want it to spoil the joy. >> pip middleton broke up with her boyfriend, ha happened? >> they broke up. they had been together for quite this is the guy who accompanied her to the royal wedding. his name is alex. he's a total hottie. and she's single. the girl is known for her assets. guys all over the world were like, is she single, what's her story. >> she looked great in that dress. now she's single, i'm sure that guys are lining up, trying to get her number. >> whaa about harry? >> let's do that. >> you like that one? >> can we set that up? >> yes. >> that would be a good relationship. >> can you imagine the double dates? that would be fun. >> they would be -- but supposedly she's back together with an old boyfriend of hers, or kind of deciding what to do. guys all over the country. >> she's got her pick of
anybody. >> anybody. >> ood for pippa. >> a couple of stars were in the hospitallthis weekend. selena gomez, which seems strange. i read different accounts of what happened to her. why was she hospitalized? >> she was on the "tonight show" with jay leno and after she wasn't feeling well. it's quite a mystery. what we've learned at "e" news is it was stress related. >> she's had a lot of lenses on her lately. >> and she's so young. these kids are so busy, they're in a different city every week. you guys know, you travel a lot for work, it's not easy. imagine being that young and performing. she's extremely grounded compared to so many of the others. she's so close to her family and she's a doll of a young woman. i hope she stays, real solid. >> i think she will. i think she will. she seems different. she does seem a bit different from some of the others. >> and jennifer aniston was hospitalized with food poisoning. >> it was food poisoning. we're happy that ittwasn't anything more serious than that.
she's okay as well. good news forrher she just signed a $1 million book deal. star. >> the book agent? >> yes. i don't even know if we should go to this. but what happened to our friend, flo rida, hoda woman? >> a llttle driving under the influence, you know, did you hear about this? >> we heard. >> and the worst is he was in a $1.7 million car. uh-huh. and so -- >> what car costs that much? >> a ducati? very expensive. i'm sure the guys on the set are like, dang, that's a nice car. he was in the car and the worst is the driver's license says pull my bleep over. another word for "butt." >> well, they did. flo, bad boy, but we still love you. >> thank you. >> up next, shannon tweed is forcing jet stream simmons to get real about what's really going on. >> look at her skoulg. >> you know what i think he's in the dog house.
family jewels" it looks like trouble in their unconventional paradise. >> i was going to show you the fun you had ant i want you to know how much fun i had -- enjoying the photos. and i'm -- >> that's just, we just went for -- >> we just, we just. i'm sick of hearing it. i'm sick of seeing it and i'm sick of living with it. >> listen, i never met these oo girls before. they were there -- >> genie, please, don't play me for a fool. >> doh! >> it's tense in the studio. >> body language. >> we've had you both on many, many times, we love you guys, but this concerns me. you're in deep poopie, gene. >> you said didn't know those girls except for the photo. >> please, what he means is he didn't know their name. >> it was, it was a business -- >> oh, please, genie. >> dinner and we always, you
should always have flowers on table. isn't it a nice day today, did you notice? >> yyu guys have been together 26 years. >> 28. >> those last two were a bitch. >> but you knew, didn't you know what you were getting into, shannon? >> he's a rock star, telling me. >> you know what your mate tells you to be true. if somebody tells you something, you believe him or you don't believe him and you go forward. >> okay. >> so -- hi. p> positioning my microphone. >> is that what you're doing? >> okay. >> well then what are you guys going to do about this? >> what am i going to do? what is he going to do. >> either one can answer that. >> go ahead. >> it's clear that men -- >> please don't lump yourself in. other men are good. >> oh, god. >> i'm so happy to be here. >> there's some really good ones over there on that couch i'd like to get a hold of. >> have a mint. >> no thanks.
>> so we're going to see -- in this whole new series -- you're going to see this relationship unraveling up to this point. >> it's pretty much unravelled. >> did you have a fling with those girls or is it just a picture? >> he's had a fling with many girls. >> somebody, look, they're taking our photo right now, taken out of context. taken out of context. >> never seen you tongue-tiid. >> very good. >> i've never seen those two girls before until we -- >> you called them. >> i didn't call them. >> the, you know -- >> our people called them. >> there were lots more. there were ten of them at the table. i was finishing off a real estate ddal and on the way -- >> and you need girls for that. who doesn't need girls to sell a house. >> well, actually that's profoundly true. >> so what did you tell him, shannon? what did you -- >> joking about it, see what
happens. >> when you, in that scene, you said, i was going to go -- what, how is this, what's the status right now of you guys? >> well, you'll see, i don't give away everything. but it's not looking great. >> you guys have kids? >> my kids are in college, they're cooked, i'm done. >> nicholas graduated wiih honors frommcollege. sophie is now, as a matter of fact, driving. her little smart car all the way to canada. just do get away for a few days. >> we held it together until they got to college. yeah. >> a lot of couples do that. >> you know you guys, thanks for coming on. it's been fun. >> it's been a party. e> we al guel th thth best. we r do. you can catch this show on a & e on june 14th.
good morning to you. it's 10:26 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. america's cup champion as they practice on the san francisco bay, this will be the first action for larry's oracle racing team since winning the top sailing prize last year. the team will set sail and switch to the 72-foot version when it defends the title. the 34th america's cup will be held in 2013. we will be on the water with the
sailors today. the next few games are important for the giants. they are playing in arizona. tonight's game starts at 6:40. giants took on the reds. aubrey hub had a nice game at the plate. knocked in two runs. brian wilson managed to pick up another and giants won it 4-2. despite a change in management, the a's are looking for a way to get back on track after winning a game for you the new manager. they lost two in a row over the weekend. they get a day off to regroup but back home tomorrow to host the royals. 10:27 right now. weather and traffic right after this.
yeah, we have a warm up in store for the bay area this week. today, not so bad. upper 70s, low 80s. 80 degrees for san jose. 81 degrees in los gatos. as we head through tomorrow, the warmup really kicks into high gear and that goes all the way into your wednesday with temperatures at 90 degrees inland and the warmest cities, 82 on thursday and comfortable for dad's day. >> thanks, christina. if you haven't left for work, now would be a fabulous time. the problem on 680 has moved to the shoulder. head out live now to oakland and show you 880 past the coliseum it looks good. let's leave with the golden gate bridge.
a little foggy but, gosh, i love that bridge. >> for the latest traffic and news updates, check out nbc morning news on facebook. another update. tomorrow morning is when we' ack starting at 11:00 a.m. have a great day. all right, we're back on this fun-day monday, and hoda and i still can't get over shannon tweee and gene simmons. if you feel the heat coming from your television, it's probably thanks to one of these very attractive men innour studio. >> they are and here are the men, ricky field, raiie your hand, ricky. marcus freeman and conan l. storely. also with us is liz zach, the editorial director of pregnancy and parenting at i-village.com and the one holding the envelope with the winning hot dad's name in it. so, lady, hoo did you go about
picking these five hotties righh here? >> out of 700, right? >> it was so fun. we had hundreds and hhndreds of entries and america helped us narrow it down tote ten finalists, ten acategories and five of the winners are here and today we're going to reveal the hottest dad in america. >> ricky field, a policeman from texas. it said you write your wife a love note every day. is that true? >> yes. >> so does gene simmons and look how that worked out. >> every morning i either send her an email or text, you know, just something nice to help her start her day off right. >> i love that. i love that. >> that's very sweet. >> so john graves is right next to him, a single dad from san diego, your wife passed away in 2007 and you're raising -- >> two boys. >> two amazing kids. >> dell us about that. >> yeah, it wassfour years ago, i lost her to cancer, she was o amazing and it's been challenging of course.
and we live a pretty fun life. so it's been good. >> well you live in one of the greatest cities in all the whole world. >> san diego is beautiful. absolutely. >> and james triedle is our military guy at the end. you're serviig in alaska, right? >> i'm in north pole, alaska, i belong to the i'llson shop, leave me alone. they're having a good time. so -- my wife and three kids, they're sitting at hhme hopefully they're getting a chance to watch, too. love you guys. >> are they embarrassed that daddy's hot. >> they're my biggest fans. >> marcus in the back row, from charlotte, north carolina, you have two sons and an adopted little girl from ethiopia. >> yeah, three beautiful kids. >> is that who we saw in your wife's arms. >> we've got to get a shot. >> oh, my gosh. say hi! >> ccme on, come on. >> that's a delicious baby.
>> how cute. wright. and last but not least, we have conan storely, a tattoo dad from seattle. >> apparently, yes. >> how did you get hat name? >> i didn't know i had that. i think it's new with this contest. >> he's the winner of our tattoo dad category. >> there were categories. >> i have a few here, but they're, they're all my design. >> this is the one i'm proudest of right here, my wedddng ring. >> was it hard narrowing the group down? >> it was hard, looking at pictures of these guys, it waa a lot of fun. >> you're about to reveal the winner. how did you narrow it down to one. how did you guys do that? >> it's essentially a beauty contest. we wanted to do this in honor of father's day, we married these great-looking guys, way back -pwhen and then they became the incredible dads. you know, they take out the trash for us, they give the baths, they -- help us parent
these kids. and we really wanted to do something really fun and honor them, you know, in time for father's day. >> you guys don't feel like sex objects? p> no. >> okay. >> and here's the winner. >> he gets a week's vacation to sandals emerald bay in grand - exuma in the bahamas. >> the winner of the i-village 2011 hottest dad in america is james. >> james triedell. [ cheers and applause ] >> that's great. >> how sweet. >> that's so sweet. >> that's your wife. >> thank yyu. >> we're so happy, congratulations. >> and enjoy your trip. >> thanks, guys. >> you get a little goody bag. >> preview of your trip. >> and jerry, you're darn hot,
but the film also stars oscar-nominated actress angela bassett as a high-powered government scientist in charge of examining a mysterious alien who dies on her. >> is that what i think it is? >> an alien life form, doctor. the first that man-kind has ever encountered, despite what the conspiracy theorists would have you believe. we want you to do the initial assessment of its physiology. >> my god, why me? >> as a zenobiologist, your skills are specifically suited to the task. beyond that, not at liberty to tell you. >> we're so glad she's here with us today. >> look at you. >> i like the hairdo. >> i love the whole deal, you look great. >> look at that face, she could wear anything. you plai dr. amanda waller. your character doesn't have super powers, she's strong, smart, together. >> brain power.
>> what made you want to take this role, angela? >> comic book, tempo movies coming out. they're so great, getting better and better, just be a part of that. >> did your 5-year-old twins have anything to do with that, think momma could take them to something wonderrul? >> this has a few images. >> there are other "green lanterns" and they're not ass cute as rhine reynolds, they're a little scary. they point out every poster, every billboard. >> how are the kids? >> they're great, just greated from preschool, just graduated, they're adorable. >> have your lives completely changed since those beautiful kids. >> it's all about them, but we try to tell them it's not. this is our house, whose house is this. don't draw on my walls. >> exactly. now were you familiar with the comic book, green lantern? >> no, i was more toward the
archie and richie rich and veronica. and that sort of thing. but i've familiar since then. >> we don't see you that much, and i know it's because you make those choices at home. now your husband also works. so how do you guys work it out when you get a great script that says you're going to be in tanzania for six months. what do you do, angela? >> oh, well fortunately the kids are getting a little older and it really still would be tough pecause i'm weighing oot coming to new york city doing a broadway show. and they start kindergarten in september. so it's going to be hard. it will be the sackry figs of flyyng back and forth and maybe they can come out couple of times, they usually come to location. it's hard. fortunate fortunately, it's been home or i've been home, so that's worked out..o cf1 o >> you've doneeso many terrific roles, is there one that you hold up and say, that's the one
i'm most proud of. >> i have to say "what's love." that's the one that's impressed on people. not a week goes by without someone mentioning that. you know. how much it meant. and them of course, "stella." >> i loved that. >> and "waiting to exhale" which has another script and weemay, we're bringing that back. >> let's do that. >> that would be great. >> that's going to be a big one. >> do it in l.a. so you can stay home. >> so excited you're here. >> love you, don't tell anybody. thanks. and "green lantern" hits theattrs on friday. >> if you can't travel erga latically, we've got your itinerary. @ ú poppp@ó
getaways to major cities. >> is it affecting people's getaways, the price of gas? >> yes. but these destinations are all close to u.s. ciiies, so you can spend less when you go. >> i like how you've chunked it out into areas of the country. a good getaway for new york or boston, is rhode island? >> yes, watch hill rhode island is just east of well-known newport, rhode island. it was recently redone. the property dates back to 1868. it was just redone. $146 million. there you'll stay in one of 49 light-filled rooms or a beautiful cottage. you'll have views of the ocean. you can see block island, you can see montauk, and you can relax by the dunes and order a blueberry mojito. >> it's a beautiful spot. >> for folks on the west coast who live in san jose or san francisco, you say, go a little north? >> you'll stay on the cusp of oakland and berkeley at the
cleemont hotel and spa. a hotel with history. that dates back to the gold rush. when a kansas farmer hit it rich, she bought 13,000 acres. there are ten tennis courts, a 200000 square--oot fitness center with 60 classes per week. there's a beat the heat package for $219, and tleel throw in a food and beverage credit. you can drink a fom granite margarita. live jazz on the weekends. it's a country club feel escape located just outside of san francisco. >> folks in the center of the country, where can they go? >> kohler, wisconsin, you might know it for its bathroom fixtures, it's also a golf escape. there are four championship golf courses including the location of the 2012 u.s. women's open. can you golf and spa. there's a wonderful kohler spa, a water-oriented treatments, which are so refreshing in the
summertime. a vichy shower and you can hike, explore all sorts of the wonderful grounds and you're located just two and a half hours north of chicago. >> she never makes a mistake. >> it's annoying. >> how about texas? >> we're not basketball fans, there are other things to do in texas. consider cedar creekk located just in central texas four hours from dallas, 40 minutes from austin. here this is kind of haa a dude ranch esthetic, bring the kids, there are cows, horses, there's a 135-pound dog. >> i want that. >> zip lining. >> it's great for photo opes, ttere's zip lining, hiking, kayaking, s'mores at night. a saloon. >> very family oriented. and folks in the d.c./virginia area? >> an emerging wine region. a destination known for its wine. you can stay at the eight-room
dinsmore house. thomas jefferson's master builder built it. they throw in a complimentary breakfast, pecan-crusted french toast, wonderful pancakes, $109 a night. can't be beat. >> that's charlottesville? >> exactly. in charlottesville. >> thank you. she never does make a mistake. >> that was shocking. >> great to see you. up next, fatherly advice for parents at their wit's end trying to get their little ones to go to sleep. i work at the cable company, and i get to wear a hard hat...
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parenting is a tough job to begin with, but at the end of the day, if your little one refuses to drift off to dreamland, things can get frustrating. >> author and father, adam amsback feels your pain. the book for grown-ups has turned into an internet and publishing sensation and unfortunately we can't even tell you what the title is.
for now we'll tell you it's called "go the [ bleep ] to sleep." yes. >> now this did start off on the web. it looks like a children's book at first. >> it looks like "goodnight moon." >> but really it's for adults. >> yes, we want to be clear,, it's not for children, it's for parents, new, old, expectant, tired, exhausted. >> what made you decide to write it? >> a few sleepless nights. my daughter would take a long time to go to bed. she wasn't screaming or crying, she just wasn't winding ddwn. one night i put a facebook post up. joking saying look for my & forthcoming book, "go the [ bleep ] to sleep." >> you got a good response? >> yes. >> this book wasn't even supposed to come out until much later. the viral buzz, you guys decided to publish it early. >> we moved it way up.o wanted to make sure it was on the shelves for father's day. >> a friend of mine, jane, keeps
sending me these. she's calling me and reading them to me, and laughing. our website asked readers, what do you think of the book. 86% said it was hilarious, 9% said appalling. 5% said they were too sleep-deprived tooknow. is thht kind of what you expected? >> that was very reassuring. i knew it was funny to my friends, my friends are a particular kind of group. so when we saw that level of approval across the country, i think that was the moment we said, this could be big. >> there's no frustration like that when you are just exhausted -- it's over for you and they want another story, they want, tell me, read another book. >> right. >> so you can read them all kinds of books, excepp yours? >> yeah. >> we're reading in the notes that book can be turned into a movie. how on earth -- is this going to be a movie. how? >> do you need me to get those? >> no, i'm good. >> i'm excited to see how it
becomes a movie. there's some great people involved, three arts entertainment is producing it. and it will be expanded. you knoww it will be longer than the book. >> it has to be. >> otherwise the movie would be like four minutes long. >> and it would be adam sandler or somebody playing, are you going to be in t? >> maybe i'll do a cameo. >> what do you do for a living? >> i'm actually a writer. i actually write real books. i write novels. >> you've written quite a few? >> i write serious literary novels and i teach. >> nobody is ever going to care, any more, you're going to be the guy that wrote that book. >> that may be true. >> and you you're going to make a lot of money off it, so you probably won't care, right? >> it will give me the time and luxury to write the books i want to write in the future. >> i'm going to sign "legend of messy macini" which has sold about three copies, to your daughter, vivian. so she'll have a good book you can read at night. okay? >> thank you very much.