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joseph david steinberg arriving at the airport where his family will receive him. a nice tribute this morning. 6:59. another local news update in half an hour. buenos días, noticias recientes, at least three people critically injured. nearby homeowners forced to evacuate. we'll be there live. this morning, the highest ranking catholic official weighs in. >> and summer smash, blurred lines is the number one song on the planet. seven straight weeks in counting atop the billboard charts and robin thicke is here to perform it on our plaza today tuesday,
july 30th, 2013. from nbc news, this is today, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. good morning everyone. welcome to today on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. i've been dancing a little bit. >> you got the moves going. we got the song of the summer and the guy singing it in our 8:30 half hour. >> do you know why i'm happy he's here? so he can perform the song. not you and al all the time. >> anyway, we look forward to that crowd on the plaza and now the breaking news near orlando, florida. it's a real blessing that so far no one died from these multiple explosions at a propane facility. >> about 50,000 tanks were kept there. blasts sent huge plumes of fire into the sky and it took several hours to get a handle on the situation. mark potter is there for us this
morning. mark, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you, savannah. the blasts and flames could be seen for miles. the fire is under control as officials try to figure out exactly why this happened. >> you know, there they go, boom, boom, boom. like three, four in a row. >> reporter: explosion after explosion. some caught on live tv. authorities say they don't know what caused the fire that sparked multiple blasts at the blue rhino plant. a propane business about 27 miles northwest of orlando. >> this is one of the worst fires i've ever come across in the central florida area. >> the explosions began before 11:00 p.m. on monday and spread to tractor trailers loaded with propane tanks. the facility which fills cylinders and transports them daily held 53,000 tanks on site. >> as the fire continued to
spread there were more explosions. obviously presented problems for the fire patrol to get them under control. >> possible explosions blue rhino. we've had multiple 911 calls. possible 100 foot flames in the area. >> reporter: residents describe sounds close to a shotgun or fireworks using social media to share the news. >> we heard big booms. real loud noises. we look outside and this big fire. he came out of the house started running. i got no shoes, no phone. didn't know if it was anything close buy. anything we could do. >> reporter: 24 to 26 people were scheduled to work the night shift at blue rhino and so far all employees have been accounted for. eight people were transported to area hospitals. based on on what they know preliminarily, officials say they believe possibly this fire was caused by a combination of mechanical failure and human error. they do not think sabotage was
involved, they do not think this was a crime scene. all the residents who were evacuated have savannah, back to you. >> mark, thank you. it's judgment day for the army private that sent secret documents to wikileaks. >> a verdict is expected today in the trial of bradley manning, the army pilot accused in the largest leak of classified information in u.s. history. jim is at the pentagon with the latest. jim, good morning. >> good morning natalie. it's been three years now since bradley manning was taken into custody and today he'll learn his fate. he is accused of leaking more than 700,000 secret documents to the wikileaks website while he was an intel analyst in baghdad. the defense argues that manning is a whistleblower. that he leaks the secrets in order to uncover abuses by the u.s. military in the war on iraq. but the prosecution contends that manning is nothing but a
hacker. that he's not a whistleblower but a traitor. the most serious charges against him are aiding the enemy and espionage because many of them ended in the hands of bin laden. if convicted on either of the most serious charges the 25-year-old manning could spend the rest of his life in a military prison. jim, at the pentagon, thank you. john kerry hosted israelis and palestians at the white house. the dinner is a symbolic start to the talks between the two parties. two people were hurt when two trains collided head on in western switzerland. five of the people were recorded to have serious injuries. it's not clear what caused the crash. police are still searching this morning for an inmate who escaped from an arkansas jail.
whole thing was caught on tape. you can see 33-year-old derrick estelle on the floor. moments later he gets up and jumps through a window and runs out of the jail with the guard on his heel. he was in jail on aggravated robbery charges. that's amazing. u.s. border agents found marijuana on a bus with singer justin bieber's tour. bieber was not on the bus at the time and performed later that night in detroit. drugs and small amount of marijuana was found. the driver was cited and released. now a review of the big federal reserve and ongoing battle over tv channels. >> that's right. ben bernanke kicks off a two-day policy meeting today and the big question is will they confirm it's time to put the breaks on that easy money and will that drive interest rates higher for consumers? meantime, if you're one of the millions of time warner customers that woke up this
morning wondering if you'd have cbs. you do. time warner reversing it's decision to take cbs off the air in some cities. the discussions between the parties continue. all right, jackie. thank you. now to dramatic video out of china. china central television aired this video. it was caught on camera this month. it shows a landslide crashing all four people in the car managed to escape remarkably. heavy rainfall caused widespread flooding and landslides across the region. it's now 7:07 eastern time. you're up to date. matt, savannah, now. it's terrifying to see. we want to turn to a historic comment by pope francis on the subject of homosexuality. ann thompson is in rome for us this morning. good morning to you.
>> the five words the pope spoke who am i to judge, has people talking about what appears to be a change in attitudes toward gay priests and gay people. >> reporter: surprise is a hallmark of pope francis. from paying his own hotel bill the day after he was elected to his love of the crowd but nothing stunned the catholic world like his comments on the flight back from rio. toward the end of an extraordinary hour and 20 minute press conference, asked about the gay lobby inside the vatican, the pope said "if a person is gay and seeks the lord and has goodwill, who am i to judge that person? >> i think it's a good idea. >> when pope francis said he isn't going to judge anyone this is a tremendous breakthrough for the vatican. this is what the modern church should be about.
>> at chicago's holy name cathedral opinions were divided. >> i don't think he would ever condone gay marriage. it's just not natural. but there's a difference between supporting someone who is gay and supporting something that's immoral. >> but for this gay catholic it's a start. >> let's talk about this as mature adults and let's get out of our stereotypes. >> reporter: and for those in the priesthood it's perhaps most important. >> what's key here is that the pope is saying that gay people can be good people. can be good priests. >> now, while the pope offered a conciliatory message on gays he was very definitive about the issue of women priests. he said no that issue had been decided long ago by the church. matt. >> ann thompson in rome this morning. thank you very much. timothy cardinal dolan is archbishop of new york. nice to have you back. good to see you.
>> good to be with you. i'm jealous of ann over there in rome. >> if a person is gay and seeks the lord and has good will who am i to judge that person. what's your gut reaction. >> my gut reaction is that that's not surprising at all. what surprises me is people are surprised. it's been a pretty clear teaching of the church based on the words of jesus that we can't judge people. we can judge actions and the holy father was clear on that. there are certain actions that are immoral but we can never judge a person's heart. >> there's no real change here is what you're telling me. this is not a change of ideology or philosophy. the church still views it as a sin so nothing has changed there. >> maybe a tone has changed, matt, but you are correct. the church's teaching which is based on the bible and god's revelation is that sexual love is reserved only between a man and a woman in the life long life giving faith of a
relationship of marriage. any sexual relations out that would be less than god's intention. that hasn't changed. what the pope is saying don't forget there's another element to god's teaching that we treat everybody with dignity and respect and we don't judge their heart and love and respect them. >> yet it's called a watershed moment for gay priests and gays that want to be priests. what do you say about that. >> i welcome it. he has drawn attention to that second aspect of church teaching is to say look, as compelling as is god's warning against sexual immortality is also his clear will that we treat everybody with dignity and respect. >> has he overruled because benedict signed a document that banned gays from becoming priests. >> no he wldn't have overruled him.
it was benedict ii that wrote a good chunk of it and in it it's clear that homosexual people deserve love, respect and dignity while acts would be immoral. >> i want to ask you if you're on the same page of this pope. you made comments that angered some in the gay community. you said they're entitled to friendship. you wrote a blog that compared gay catholics among others to people with dirty hands and while same sex marriage is a big leap when the supreme court had that historic decision on doma, you said it was a tragic day. are you on the same page with the pope. >> yes, i think so. i appreciate the comments of one of the people introducing me because this could not be interpreted as a change in the church's doctrine or change in morals. it's a change in tone. it's an invitation from the holy
father that we can never be harsh and judgmental. >> and no change in tone when it comes to women in the priesthood. >> in tone i hope but not in doctrine. >> that's settled? >> that is settled. you and i talked about this a long time when we were in the conclave, the pope's job is to hand on with it's fuel purity and integrity of the teaching of the church. he can't change it. he can emphasize or set didn't tones or put different emphases and that's what he was doing. >> you were the one in the conclave. i was not in the conclave so people at home understand that. good to see you. >> always good to be with you. >> see you in rome. >> now we'll move to politics. another interesting meeting on hilary clinton's schedule. she had lunch with the president on monday and today she sits down with vice president biden for breakfast. andrea mitchell is in washington with the details. good morning to you. >> good morning. hilary clinton is having breakfast with the vice president at his residence. and a safe distance from the
anthony weiner scandal that is the talk of new york politics. >> hilary clinton's breakfast today with joe biden could be awkward. biden makes no secret of his ambition saying i have two portraits hanging, one of jefferson, one of adams. both vice presidents that became presidents. but clinton if she runs in 2016 would likely clear the field. today's breakfast follows clinton breakfast monday with president obama in the white house garden. aides said they are catching up. nobody said if they talked about anthony weiner that's a tabloid nightmare for his wife and for the clintons. an unwelcome reminder of scandals past. but he insists he is not quitting the race. >> i'm not terribly interested in what people who are not voters in the city of new york have to say. i am focused like a laser beam on their interest. >> reporter: his campaign
manager jumped ship and his wife hasn't been seen since last week. but he told a newspaper she is still on board. >> my wife has given me a second chance. she is a partner through thick and thin. >> reporter: when the paper asked what he would tell his son about the scandal. he joked first of all the kid is going to grow up in gracie mansion so i'm going to say, kid, don't complain. a new poll has a majority of democratic primary voters wanting him to get out. another democrat running for redemption, eliot spitzer agrees. >> he shouldn't be mayor of new york. >> that's correct. >> reporter: weiner has now fallen to 4th place. the clintons view him as the son in law you would never want in
the family. they're not asking huma to get him out. but he made it clear last night he doesn't care what the clintons think. matt. thank you very much. we're learning more about a jewel heist that's now the largest in french history. the estimated value ballooning to $135 million. michelle kosinski is in cannes with new details on this. good morning to you. this actually might be the largest ever in the world and it makes you wonder where is that spectacular pile of jewels sitting or moving right now? and how could one gunman on foot just disappear? but you know what, police sources aren't convinced he acted completely alone and some experts think it does bare a few hallmarks of the notorious pink panther gang. >> at the hotel where super stars stay for the cannes film festival, this time the jewels themselves were the stars on
display. the gunman sunday grabbed 72 pieces in a matter of seconds, worth about $135 million. possibly the biggest jewel heist the world has ever seen. >> and then he was out of there. through a window, to the terrace, to the crowded streets, dropping some of the jewels as he ran. from there, who knows, a motorcycle or a car or the jewels just handed off to someone else. police don't necessarily think this was a one man job. a source says there were likely others waiting. the notorious pink panther jewel theft gang has been heisting diamonds for two decades. possibly 300 robberies now worth more than half a billion dollars. >> japan, thailand, south america, u.s. >> and all over europe. often one well dressed man enters a store followed by one or two more. in one they used torches to melt a security coating on windows. this one cars to crash into a
center. those are different than this latest one but the boldness, speeds and success. >> it does have the hallmarks. very simple. one man with a gun took two bags of stones and walks out. the real test of whether or not it was the panthers is whether or not the stones turn up. if they don't turn up, it probably was them. >> well, now we know police do have surveillance video they're looking at. they have been watching the borders but no sign of the culprit or the jewels. >> michelle kosinski in cannes and she's vowed to be there until the investigation is complete. >> turn over every stone. >> what would be great is if the royals have the baby. >> let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> our friends in hawaii dealing with the aftermath of flossie, a
depression bringing rain to the island. they're going to have dangerous surf and high winds. that's out of here and good news. we also have a risk of strong storms in the mid-section of the country with hail possible and damaging winds and a lot of rain coming out of this system. we're looking at showers and thunderstorms firing up. rainfall amounts from 3 to 5 inches because we have flood watches and warnings throughout the midwest today. we'll get a look at your local forecast in the next 30 seconds. . or "put your feet in the sand at a waldorf astoria." never stop vacationing, dan. book during the great getaway for great rates at our ten top hotel brands. travel is calling you to hiltongreatgetaways.com.
good tuesday morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. foggy start over the golden gate bridge. you'll probably notice the keerl start to the day as well. it's crisp out there this morning. we'll see a repeat performance with a little smoke difting in from fires burning in in oregon. that means filtered sunshine. 84 in livermore, 70 in fremont, 60 degrees on the way in san francisco. the end of the week temperatures stay freddy. friday we start to climb back into the upper 80s. comfortable conditions this weekend. weather. >> all right, al, thank you. >> thank you. well, the two stars from real housewives of new jersey are facing jail time after being indicted on fraud charges. >> this is some day. have you ever posted something about your job online? the very revealing job that has one reporter looking for new work. but first, this is "today" on nbc. >> i'm going back to bed. look at 'em.
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♪ the time is 7:26. good morning everybody. i'm jon kelley. san francisco firefighters uncovered a marijuana grow operation inside a burning home this morning. that fire broke out in the visitacion valley neighborhood overnight. investigators say they found about 60 small marijuana plants in that home. right now they're looking for whoever lives in the house. so far no arrests have been2íñ made. talks between b.a.r.t. and its largest labor unions expected to resume in hours, talking about wages, benefits and work rules. it's also possible they'll talk about a work-around to try to keep workers on the job even after the contract extension expires on monday. a bay area soldier who died in the korean war finally returning
home today. just minutes ago family members receiving the remains of joseph david steinberg at san jose's mineta airport. francisco and is a veteran of world war ii. he died as a prisoner of war in the korean conflict in 19516789 his remains were not positively identified until recently. a check on the tuesday morning, we say good morning to christina loren. >> good morning, jon. good morning to you at home. a live look, a little haeds and cloud cover over san jose. we also have smoke out there mixing in our atmosphere from fires burning way to our north. you will notice that today. 84 degrees in livermore with filtered sunshine. 60 degrees on the way to san francisco as we head through the end of the week. the good news is temperatures do not heat up until friday. we'll stay nice and steady all the way through thursday with the low 80s, unseasonably cool. getting into the weekend, temperatures will feel more zuk summer like. that's when we're expecting our
air quality to improve as well. good morning. a look toward palo alto. the southbound side at the bottom of your screen. slowing approaching university. sudden slowing might be the sunrise in your eyes. as you're traveling to the north area here, southbound through san mateo we have slowing, a traffic break from ralston to holly, wood reported in the lanes. a little slow east of 92 headed toward the hayward side, 880, seeing speeds dip through hayward, union city and fremont. northbound 280 jamming up at 17. back to the "today" show.
[ music playing ] we're sorry. you're going to have that song in your head all day long now. blurred lines is the number one song in the country right now. it has been for seven weeks. the video of it, one version of it, has 113 million hits on youtube. and we have a closet filled with robin's fans, gearing up for a live performance of that song and more when he takes to our toyota summer concert stage in the 8:30 half hour. 7:30 on a tuesday morning, 30th of july, 2013. >> we've been so impressed how you poured yourself into the research. >> i just found out there's a video. >> right.
>> two versions of it. >> your own page. that coming up. a television reporter has been fired for things she wrote on her personal blog. it may serve as a warning before you post anything about your job online. >> are you one of the 66 million americans dealing with back pain. it shows you could be getting bad advice if your doctor recommends powerful painkillers or surgery. >> he's breaking our hearts in the godfather. his futuristic new movie. "real housewives" of new jersey regulars teresa and joe guidice indicted on federal charges. >> here's the indictment. pretty heavy. there's a lot there. they are accused of lying to banks, the irs, and the
bankruptcy court. and their status reality star wasn't lost on the u.s. attorney ahead of this case who says everyone has an obligation to deal the truth when dealing with the courts. and he added, that's reality. on "real housewives" of new jersey, teresa and joe have been at the center of all out table-flipping drama. but now the two are facing real life that could end in serious prison time if convicted. in a 39-count indictment, a federal grand jury accuses the two of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, bankruptcy fraud, making false statements and joe is charged with failure to file tax returns from 2004 to 2008 when he allegedly made nearly a million dollars. >> the lifestyle that they lived, whether or not that was supported by certain income that they claimed or didn't even
claim during those years. certainly that show will be a piece of evidence against the defendants. >> when they filed for bankruptcy in 2009, teresa talked about it in the show. >> going through this bankruptcy, if anything made us stronger. it didn't break us. >> but prosecutors now claim the couple concealed businesses they owned, rental income, and teresa's true income from the show, more than $110,000 per season. joe's attorney couldn't be reached for comment. while teresa's attorney said she will plead not guilty. usband and intained her support said i am committed to my family and intend to maintain our lives in the best way possible which includes continuing my career. >> sometimes that instant fame can lead to poor decision making. for teresa and joe reality is getting very real. >> teresa also said she hopes to resolve this matter as quickly as possible. if convicted the giudices could
face more than 30 years in prison and millions in fines. bravo had no comment on how they plan to handle all of this on the show. thank you very much. a check of the weather now from mr. roker. >> hey, it's a tuesday. we've got our crowd for robin thicke all hanging out. it is a perfect morning for a concert. let's show you what we've got temperature-wise across the u.s. we are looking at really very moderate temperatures here in the northeast. 70s and 80s into the mid-atlantic states around the great lakes. the heat is back down in the gulf, southeast into the southwest and you can see we have a beautiful day up and down the west coast. risk of strong storms in the northern plains. beautiful weather here in the northeast into the great lakes. a few hit or miss sho 7:34. now taking a live look at sunol. look at these gray skies.
overcast conditions to start. this will keep your temperatures from soaring today. basically a repeat performance from yesterday. comfortable conditions inland.÷q 84 degrees on the way to livermore. 73 fremont, 73 oakland. 79 degrees up in wine country, a beautiful day shaping up there. however, we have an air quality alert. unhealthy levels of pollution at the immediate coast with smoke moving into the bay area today. even though the weather is beautiful today you might want to check that whenever you need it. go to the weather channel on cable or weather.com online. he may be singing blurred lines but it's very clear, you are my people. my people. my people. savannah. all right, al, thanks. now to alabama where a local television reporter is making headlines for her very revealing blogs. posts that now cost her her job. here's janet. >> for waay 31 first news at 11:00. >> in huntsville alabama she was
a daily fix toure on the evenin news. she covered a range of stories for waay but it was her after hours in the social media, her personal log now making national headlines. >> confessions of a red headed reporter. >> among her disclosures she's napped in a news car, gone braless during a life report. is frightened of old people and refuses to do stories involving them. >> i thought i was being funny but i didn't think it would come to this. >> her bosses weren't laughing. the station told nbc news it couldn't comment on personnel matters. >> i know it sounds cliche but i'm in this business to make a difference and my ability to do so has been taken away. >> experts say social media is a
smart tool for journalists but can blur lines between the personal and the professional. >> younger professionals are used to posting about their personal lives on social media that they don't have the same filter as of those us that didn't have the options when we started our careers. there's also her you tube channel. sometimes equally candid. >> this is me sitting in my car waiting to do a story about nothing and getting paid less than most mcdonald's managers. >> despite the controversy she is committed to reporting and hopes to be back in front of the camera soon. nbc news, houston. >> well, we asked our viewers what they thought. was this blog post a fireable offense? we'll put the results on the screen. 52% said no and 48% said yes. >> i wonder how many of those 52% were older people. >> exactly. >> i think that's the credibility. she's lost a lot of credibility. >> that's the most problematic
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usaa. we know what it means to serve. we're back now at 7:42 with a touching and personal story playing out on social media. scott simon tweeting from his mother's bedside as she lay dying in a chicago hospital. kevin has more on that now. kevin, good morning to you. matt, i never met scott simon before in person until now but it's as if we're old friends after spending years listening to his weekly radio broadcast weekend edition on mpr but these days many people are following him on twitter as he stands vigil by his mother's bedside. >> hi, i'm scott simon. >> his analysis and thoughtful voice weren't there for me on the radio saturday morning over coffee. instead, he is here at chicago's
northwestern memorial hospital. >> my mother and me together looking, i don't want to say death in the eye but looking life in the face. >> reporter: scott's 84-year-old mother patricia is fighting for her life suffering with cancer. a battle she lost overnight. but simon hasn't fallen silent. quite the opposite. >> this is today, with scott simon. >> the long ago host of weekend today has been a constant on social media tweeting from her bedside. >> i love holding my mother's hand. having held it like this since i was 9. why did i stop? i thought it unmanly? what crap. >> through these short messages simon now shares these deeply personal moments with his 1.2 million followers on twitter. >> why share such a personal moment with the rest of the world? >> because i think my mother has a lot to say to a lot of people
and i'm not embarrassed to share it. >> reporter: but it is his mother's life that simon wants us all to celebrate. >> i think it's nice that people will know what patricia simon said because she poured everything into me. >> while many look at social media as anonymous and impersonal, he uses his 140 characters to help himself and others cope with grief. >> he is not just posting into the void his feelings. he is really sharing them with an audience responding to him and he is feeling that and responding back. >> reporter: the reaction is overwhelming. is it weird to tweet from your mother's death bed? no it's real and moving and lovely. thank you npr scott simon for sharing your love. although there has been some negative reaction. some things are best left untweeted. i love scott simon but i disagree with him tweeting
during his mother's death. >> i tell you, death is a universal experience. >> and if we don't talk about it -- >> it's something we have to figure out how to live with. how to both struggle with, struggle against and finally accept. >> reporter: simon has also shown us the humorous side of their relationship. i know end might approximate near as this is only day of my adulthood i've seen my mother and she hasn't asked, why that shirt? >> i'm so glad. i've been buying a new one every day. >> reporter: life long memories and a painful process shared in such a public and poetic way. >> i'm getting a life's lesson about grace from my mother in the icu. we never stop learning from our mothers, do we? >> it was after our interview that scott simon returned to his mother's room, eventually tweeting overnight the heavens over chicago have opened and patricia simon newman has
stepped on stage. no doubt he was there holding her hand as she left on her journey. guys, back to you. >> all right. kevin in chicago. first thought is our condolences go out to scott and his family. second thought is we know him from his days here. he is such a smart and thoughtful guy and i love what he did. >> i do too. >> i think having been with both of my parents when they passed the idea that he is helping other people, i think, deal with that is immeasurable. >> it's such a tribute to her too. if you read through the feed. each post is so poetic. i says something wise and profound and i think it's an honor to her. >> 140 characters i don't think ever meant so much. >> but also he's the one that only knew his mom and if he felt his mom would have objected to this he couldn't have done it. >> we can all learn from it too. >> she's great. i got to meet her a couple of times when he brought her here. >> straight ahead, when it comes to treating your back pain, is
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>> good morning to you. we made it to tuesday, a little closer to the weekend. 60 in oakland, 60 in sunnyvale. by noon today our temperatures will struggle to break into the low 60s right at the coast. a cool day there. that translates to really comfortable receipt dings inland. 84 in livermore, 70 in fremont. 60 in san francisco, 79 degrees in wine country today. not too warm up there. we'll stay steady all the way through thursday. mike is tracking some problems on the peninsula. we have live pictures -- it just froze up. let's take them anyway. maybe they'll refresh. there we go. a flatbed tow truck that just arrived, the disabled motorcycle and crews causing quite a distraction south 101. it's the stanford university exit, right by university avenue. university, the bigger red road traveling westbound, very slow from el camino toward facebook. we're looking at south 101, slow through the area.
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m matt lauer and al roker. >> it is catchy. also ahead, we have another very big star on the plaza right now. take a look at matt damon. he is here talking about brand-new action sci-fi thriller. he will be telling us why he is finally about to make the move literally to hollywood. >> oh, no. >> he's leaving us. and leah remini is speaking out about her decision to leave the church of scientology. if you ever gotten up with that aching back, you know how tough it is. 66 million of us struggle with back pain. if you can't seem to find relief, it could be a good reason. doctors say most patients are getting the wrong treatment and what you should be doing to ease the pain. >> let's head inside. natalie has a check of all the top stories.
good morning, matt, savannah and al. explosions overnight in will tpl left several people in serious condition. mark, good morning. >> good morning, to you, natalie. the blast and the flames overnight could be heard and seen for miles. it all happened in the blue rhi rhino plant. there was 53,000 20-gallon tanks. they just kept exploding. eight people injured. no reports of any being killed. it's believed there were 24 people in the plant at the time. officials say based on what little they know now, they suspect this was the result of equipment failure, perhaps human error. they say they do not believe this was the result of sabotage. the fire is now under control. residents who are evacuated overnight are now back in their homes. natalie? >> mark potter in taveras, florida. thank you. a natural gas explosion is
blamed for the collapse of three row houses in philadelphia on monday. eight people, including three children, were injured. the building where the explosion took place, was undergoing renovations. a suspect who was caught on tape grabbing a police officer's gun was charged with assaulting an officer and unlawful use of a weapon. he said he was overdosing on that lose genic mushrooms. several were able to overpower leon after using a taser on him. a 58-year-old woman is in custody after green paint was found splattered inside two chapels monday in washington, d.c. experts are testing the paint to see if it is the same type used to vandalize the lincoln memorial and two other national land parks.
james comey to head the fbi. he will succeed robert mueller, who is stepping down in september after 12 years. >> and there's more fallout from anthony weiner's sexting scandal. the former congressman falling to fourth place in the democratic race for mayor in new york city. he led that poll a week ago. on monday, he brushed aside his critics. >> i know not terribly interested in what people who are not voters in new york city have to say. >> a majority of primary voters do want weiner to get out of the race. and he asked to pay legal bills as he fights sexual harassment. he has refused to resign but promised to enter rehab for behavioral modification next week. state highway officials have a good reason for releasing this video.
trucks repeatedly hitting and scraping a bridge in downtown minneapolis. one truck right after the the other. they want to close the under pass so they can lower the pavement. it's 8:05. let's go back outside to matt, savannah and al. >> natalie, thank you so much. let us get a check of the weather from mr. al roker. >> around the corner to see some nice folks. what's the corn joke? >> okay. what do multicorn flakes and charles manson have in common? >> that's a bad one. i don't think i want to go there with that. that's okay. thank you very much for the joke. what's the punch line? >> they're both cereal killers. >> should have checked the joke first. pick city today, great town, steubenville, ohio.
wtov channel 9. partly sunny, mild, 80 degrees today. as you can see, we have a lot of heavy thunderstorms through southern missouri, arkansas, extending into central illinois. we have flood watches. beautiful here in the northeast. out west the sunshine continues. 90 degrees today in salt lake 8:06 on a tuesday morning, good morning, i'm meteorologist christina loren, coit tower, alcatraz island, glassy bay this morning. light winds. enabling all that fog to come n 73 in fremont today. 77 in d san jose and 77 degreesn the way to los gatos. we are going to hold onto these unseasonably cool conditions all the way throughout the end of the week, then finally get nothing this weekend, temperatures return to summer-like readings. hope you have a great day. and that's your latest
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over a two year period to correct everything from her accounts she didn't open to her social security numbers and birth date. that did not happen so it damaged her ability to get credit. equifax declined to comment on the specifics of the case but is planning an appeal. earlier this year a federal study found as many as one in five consumers has errors on the credit report. $18 million will fix that in a hurry. >> yeah, if she applied for a loan and couldn't get one, well, your loan days are over. >> mean tile, lea michele has broken her silence. she issued the first public remarks following the death of her boyfriend and costar cory monteith. she said thank you for helping me through this time with your enormous love and support. corey will forever be in my heart. last week members of the glee cast and crew gathered to honor
monteith at a private ceremony in los angeles. the show is planning an on air tribute when it returns this fall. >> also trending in people magazine, i am not about to shut up. that's what leah is saying about her split from the church of scientolo scientology. he was in support of the church for decades before tangling with it's leader. she now says i believe people should be able to question things. people should value family and friendships and hold those things. and she added no one is going to tell me how i need to think. no one is going to tell me who i can and can't talk to. in response the church says it refuses to comment on any individual members. okay. well, we have mentioned that matt damon is here. before we talk to him about his new movie, there's another issue that caught our attention. trending on was it something we said.com, the most normal movie star in the world is going full
hollywood. >> now the previous most normal movie star in the world. >> what do you have to say for yourself? >> you're leaving us? >> you're moving out of new york. >> where should i stand? >> right in the firing line there. >> what is the deal here? >> well, you know, look, basically all of our friends with little kids are out there. you know, i don't know. look, we're a little conflicted. we love it here. we're really happy here and new york will always be here. so it might just turn into heading out there and then a return. >> you're already hedging your bets. you might put your foot in the water and come back to new york? >> it's hard to leave here but we love it out there too. we'll see. i think we'll be happy as long as the family is together. >> how do you feel about traffic? >> i'm not such a huge fan. i'm hoping the google car is going to bail us all out. >> can i share something you said in the preinterview with our producer? >> sure, the producer was saying
we're sorry you're going to be moving out of new york because we thought you would be a good candidate for mayor and you said no that's not going to happen because i just texted you a picture of my junk. >> you thought those were off the record. >> i thought that was a private joke, but okay. >> fair enough. >> thanks matt. >> i think we're trying to get him to stay. usually that's not how you get people to stay. >> i don't know. >> it was something we did. >> i apologize. >> actually we have a graphic. >> oh, gosh. anyway, by the way, the movie is great. we'll talk about that. >> great, great. >> great. >> you burned that bridge, matt. >> thanks so much. >> when you guys do a show in l.a. come find me.
>> matt damon. >> that's what's trending today. meantime, are you one of the millions of americans suffering from back pain? there's a new study and it suggests you may not be getting the proper treatment after all. >> it's one of the most common reasons for going to the doctor. back pain. more than 66 million americans suffer from it. in fact, according to the national institutes of health, 8 out of 10 people will have back pain at some point in their lives. by some estimates patients spend as much as $86 billion each year in search of relief. but buyer beware. a new study suggests less is more and cautions consumers, be careful what the doctor ordered. more often than not, doctors are turning to prescription drugs instead of over the counter medicines to treat back pain but the american college of physicians says in many cases prescription drugs are not
necessary. let's get some perspective from a sports medicine specialist at the hospital for special surgery here in new york. he is also the author of the athlete's book of home remedies. you're the perfect person to talk to about this. apparently this study has a couple of headlines and one is that the narcotics are being overprescribed when something over the counter might work for back pain. >> that's right. i was really interested to see this study and that jumped out at me as well. these are dangerous medicines so we're very careful about giving those and should be. people taking these, it's definitely user beware. they're dangerous medicines. >> i think by the time you go see a doctor with your back pain, you've tried advil and motrin and the over the counter things and they haven't worked. >> medicine can be part of the equati equation. when a nerve gets back, it kills. it hurts a lot. a short-term course of medicine can help but there's other
things that help more. >> the thing about the narcotics and stuff like vicodin or percocet or something like that, there's some analysis that shows they're not even of that much benefit for back pain. in other words, they don't offer that much relief. >> that's right. many of us don't use those much at all or just for a short period of time. >> what are the dangers of potential consequences if you do take the heavier medicines? >> you can get addicted to those medicines. we're much more interested in fixing the causes of back pain rather than dealing with only the symptoms. so the medicines are helpful for the symptoms but they don't fix the cause. >> the other big headlines is doctors maybe sending patients for high-tech treatments, scans, like mris or ct scans too commonly. is that an issue? >> that jumped out at me the most. if we just got an mri of everybody outside today, 50% of those people would have a herniated disk and wouldn't even know it. there's a lot of people walking around with bulging disks.
if you have a painful back and get an mri you think that the disk is causing the pain. that might not be the case. they sometimes give too much information. >> do you feel the pressure, i have a patient, a quick fix or explanation and it will turn every stone over? >> you bet, people want to come in and want that information as quickly as possible. my job is to fix the pain they're in and try to figure out how to make them better but sometimes imagining is not always the answer right away. we reserve those for people that have pain shooting down their legs or things that aren't getting better but we try to treat the symptoms by working on the muscles. >> and the healthcare costs go skyrocketing. >> that's a big issue as well. thank you so much. now over to matt. all right. savannah, thank you very much. oscar winner matt damon's new movie is being called one of the summer's most provocative films. he plays one of the have notes on a futuristic version of earth
that gets called in by police when he refuses to cooperate. >> violation of code 2219, today, bus stop 34 b. >> that's what i want to talk to you about. >> extension of parole by 8 months. >> i can explain what happened. i made a joke. >> stop talking. personality matrix suggests to alter your patterns. >> would you like to talk? >> no i'm okay. >> are you being sarcastic? >> negative. matt damon, welcome back. you joke in the past and you've said it on a number of occasions that when you get to see a script it usually has brad pitt's fingertips on it. others have gotten to read it first. the reality is the director had other people in mind before you got the project. >> that is normally the case.
it's rare that you get something directly from somebody. you just tend not to -- you know somebody else has seen it but you tend not to ask. >> i read he was thinking about eminem for this role. >> i read it too. it's the kind of thing, it's like asking your girlfriend about her ex-boyfriends. >> you don't want to know. >> it doesn't have any baring on your relationship. so it doesn't matter. >> it's a very gritty movie. you want to take a nice hot shower after watching parts of this. it's a little bit of a different role for you. i sat there watching it yesterday and i found myself saying outloud this is great sci-fi and yet i know the director doesn't want it to be viewed as typical sci-fi. >> yeah. the reason i did the movie was really because of the director, he has done district 9 which is one of my favorite movies in recent years and i think his take on science fiction is kind of the coolest thing out there
right now. >> let's set it upright now. it's what and when does this take place. >> 150 years in the future and earth has basically become a third world planet and all of the haves moved off on to this space station that they have built and it sits above the earth and orbits the earth. >> which is stunning by the way. it's a really cool concept and all of us on earth are looking up at it trying to get there. meanwhile, we just kind of get whatever meager existence we can. >> your character is max. he undergoes a transformation in this figuratively and literally and i bought it completely, matt. i really did. talk about it. >> i think that's the key. neil can sell these concepts. he did this also in district 9 but a lot of research and work went into creating this look that i have on. the idea is that i have an accident at work and i have five days to make it --
>> where anything can be cured. >> so i start to take these incredible chances and risks and commit hijacking citizens to try to get up there somehow. >> you want people to sit in the theater or i sat and watched it alone, completely entertained as s sci-fi but also a call to action. somebody said this is not that far in the future. this could be now. >> any science fiction, what's great is it's talking about today. it's not really talking about the future but i think neil, the director, would two crazy if he thought anybody was saying it's a call to action. all he wants to do is make the most entertaining, just kind of kick you know what sci-fi movie that he can and that's really -- he wants to entertain more than anything. but there are these really kind of cool themes, you know, like there were in district 9. it's a really interesting movie
on a lot of levels but it was incredibly entertaining. >> i was watching you in this yesterday and i'm thinking about the role i saw you in last which is behind the candleabra which occurs to me that you're making unique choices right now. >> those are my choices, it's always about the director. the material is important but i've come to realize and really feel that you just place a big bet on a director and then you go all the way with that director from project to project and things tend to workout. >> and we were kidding you before about moving out of new york but one of the major reasons is you'll be concentrating on this production company that you and ben afleck have. >> right. >> is that the best ways to get the best projects in the future? develop your own? >> yeah. particularly because we both write. together we can get a lot of
good stuff and get books before they have come out and try to develop some really good projects together and really the best way to do it is to hang out our shingle in a more official way. >> another good friend of yours is brad pitt and you spoke out recently and you said that you think brad pitt is jealous of you. by the way, you do a good brad pitt so in your brad pitt accent tell me why you're jealous of matt damon. >> all i said was -- >> no, you said he was jealous of you, come on. >> the fact that here in new york i could walk my kids to school and not by hounded by photographers. >> that's all? >> that's it. what else is he going to be jealous of, you know? yeah, he's jeaus of me. >> but you do a good brad pitt. >> i don't -- brad sounds a lot like me. >> oh, so it's just you doing yourself and it sounds like brad. >> people go that's a good brad pitt. i spend my life trying to be like brad pitt. >> do you really? a lot of us do actually.
good tuesday morning to "n. i'm laura garcia-cannon. funeral services will be held today for a girl shot and killed in oakland. she was at a sleepover at a friend's house july 18th when someone fired through the front door of an apartment. the shooter has never been caught. we are learning that her funeral will be at 11:00 this morning at mcnairy morgan green and jackson mortuary on telegraph avenue near macarthur boulevard. wish the best to her family. let's check that morning commute with mike. how is it looking out there? >> looking okay. the last few minutes, laura, chp gives us the report, a disabled vehicle right here causing this mess, just over that high rise, just past high street, we have reports of a tan pickup truck blocking your middle lane and
folks have to get by. that's jamming up traffic past the coliseum. the map shows you not a long stretch, a troublesome stretch. things tend to focus on that part of the commute now. slowing head north from 238, south toward whipple road, an earlier crash from the shoulder, look that the backup leading toward the man mat tate yo bridge, pen1i5+la side, south 101, san mateo, left offer from a traffic break. fremont shows an increased volume down to the south. back to you. >> all right. we will check back with the forecast in our next cut-in. ♪
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weeks in the u.s. we want you to share your excitement with us this morning. you can fuel our buzz meter. all you have to do is use the hashtag robin thick today. >> all right. then also ahead we're going to meet a man that built his small camping business into a 3 billion company and is offering his expert advice. she putting his own millions online to help turn around other small businesses. secrets to success coming up. >> right now a check of the weather from mr. roker over here. >> thanks guys. >> we're joined by chica from sprout. you guys are looking for a host? >> that's right. we're having a host hunt. we're looking for the next host of the sun sunny side up show. >> how do they try it. >> send a one minute video of your version of our happy birthday song. we'll have three people fly to
philly and audition with our producers. we have super excited. >> nice to see you. >> let's check your weather and see what's going on for today. plenty of sunshine up and down the eastern seaboard. two showers and thunderstorms down through southern florida and more rain as you get your way into the mid mississippi river valley. out west looks gorgeous. tomorrow more sunshine in the northeast and new england. rain starts to make it's way into the atlantic states and southeast. the mild weather continues in the western plains. it will be hot again through the ent 8:32. thank you, al. good morning to you at home. taking a live look, san jose. plenty of clouds overhead. and mixed in within those low clouds, we have got a smoky sky overhead. some fires burning in oregon, actually producing smoke right here in the bay area, drifting our way, 81 in concord, 73 in fremont. if you live right by the immediate coast.
best chance for that unhealthy air quality later on today that will get worse, as we head out today, more vehicles hit the highway. @z head on through the week, we hold onto this beautiful weather. what's your name? >> brandon. >> nice to see you brandon. let's make sure you check your weather any time you need it two to the weather channel on cable or weather.com online, savannah. thanks. it happens all the time. you're caught in a massive traffic jam stuck at the airport or maybe packed into a crowded train car. well, now there is a new app called i'm stuck. it lets you vent your commuting frustrations directly to your member of congress. former pennsylvania governor is coshare of building america's future. it's the group behind this app. >> good morning. i share with mike bloomberg the mayor of new york. >> and schwarzenegger, formerly california. since i have you here we have to talk politics. anthony weiner running for mayor of new york. you know what's going on. a lot of people think he's got to get out of the race.
>> i don't advise people to get out or in races. i have an advised to get out of a race i couldn't win and went on to win. it's his decision but not ours. i don't think he is doing himself any good and he's not doing the city of new york anymore. >> what about his wife, huma abedin. she is a close aid to hilary clinton and there's comparisons being made to huma and hilary back in the day with bill clinton's infidelitys. is this hurting the clintons? >> i think if hilary decides to run for president that's not going to happen. huma is a great person and everybody loves her. >> let me ask you about hilary clinton. you are the number one president of the fan club. i think everybody inside politics right now is kind of assuming that she is going to run. are you one of them? >> no. i don't take that for granted. i think everyone around her decided she is going to run but
hilary hasn't. she has the opportunity to be relevant without running for president. it's her decision. i think she'll make it soon but i'm not sure it's a lock. >> let's talk about this app. i'm stuck. how does it work? you're frustrated in traffic. what do you do? >> people are mad about trafficking and cursing in their cars. we give them a chance to do something. not while they're driving but when they get to the destination you take the app and hit report an issue. we say don't do it while you're driving. you can at a picture but we're not going to. how are you stuck? i'm stuck in traffic. you save it and there's this message. you can send this message or you can change it yourself and you send it to your two senators and congressmen. >> does this matter? did letters like this matter? >> sure, especially if there's a lot of them. everyone in congress, republicans and democrats, they admit there's no republican or democratic way to fix a day. everybody says we need to do
something about it but we need to give them a permission slip and say it's okay to invest money in our infrastructure. allowing us to compete economically and increase our safety and benefit our quality of life and produce thousands and thousands of good paying american jobs. >> you can send a picture. >> thank you. >> the app is called i'm stuck. coming up next, the self-made billionaire secrets for turning your small business into a big success and a live concert from robin thicke on our plaza. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
the new cnbc show "the profit." it's good to see you. >> good morning. this is a great set up. >> you have camping gear where ever you go. >> and s'mores. >> we'll talk about the show in a moment but you have an incredible story. you didn't know anything about the camping business when you went into it? >> no when i was 12 years old i started a lawn business and 10 or 20 years later i decided to get into the camping business. it's about understanding a good family oriented product. >> he actually gave you good business advice. >> i was in the car business at the time and he said to me you're going to be a very small fish in a very big pond. this rv and camping industry are going to be great. mothers love to take their kids camping. that's the right industry for you. >> now you're taking the expertise, you have the show called "the profit" you're putting your own money on the line and looking for small businesses that have something. let me play a clip of the show. >> great. >> you're just right out of the gates said -- >> i said primary colors.
>> so this is okay because it's pastels. >> i wouldn't say they were pastels but i feel like these primary colors are too extreme. >> does that mean because it's not your idea. robin, i don't give a crap what it looks like. what i care about is it sells and that isn't selling. >> that is a company called eco me. i guess you believe in tough love? >> i believe in tough love but i believe in people and in that half episode i make about a half million dollar investment because i believe in here. tell me about women in business. they say there are nearly 8 million women that run their own businesses. we have seen almost a 60% increase in women owned businesses in the u.s. in the last ten years. when you look at how women run businesses versus how men run businesses, do you see differences and are there things we can learn from one another? >> every time i have an employee that's a woman, they are better listeners and more sympathetic and have better ideas.
it doesn't mean that men don't have good ideas but i saw a woman that put everything on the line to try to make it work. she started this business because her sister was diagnosed with breast cancer. she mortgaged her house, maxed out her credit cards but she was a good listener. that made the difference for me. >> when you decide where to put your money in, are there common mistakes that businesses make. what's a common error people are making? because many of them fail. >> for me it's a simple process. it's a people, process and product game but people are the absolute kind of thing that's consistent across all of them. what people make a mistake in is they don't focus enough on people. >> it's great to talk to you. you can catch the premiere of the profit tonight at 10:00 eastern and pacific on cnbc. coming up next, we'll get our live concert from robin thicke out on the plaza. but first this is "today" on nbc.
the toyota concert series on today, brought to you by toyota. >> get ready to dance. performing his smash hit which is the song of the summer, "blurred lines," ladies and gentlemen, robin thicke. >> matt lauer. all right new york city. you ready. [ music playing ] ♪ everybody get up ♪ hey, hey, hey ♪ if you can't hear what i'm trying to say ♪ ♪ if you can't read from the same page ♪ ♪ maybe i'm going, maybe i'm going blind maybe i'm out of my
mind ♪ ♪ okay now he was close, tried to domesticate you ♪ ♪ but you're an animal, baby it's in your nature, just let me liberate you, you don't need no papers that man is not your maker ♪ ♪ and that's why i'm going to take a good girl ♪ ♪ i know you want it ♪ i know you want it baby ♪ yes you do ♪ but you're a good girl. ♪ ♪ come on now ♪ can't let it get past me ♪ so i'm talking about these blurred lines ♪ ♪ i know you want it baby ♪ oh yes you do ♪ but you're a good girl ♪ all right ♪ come on ♪ what do they make dreams for when you got them jeans on what do we need steam for ♪ ♪ you the hottest in this
place ♪ ♪ i feel so lucky ♪ you want to hug me ♪ what rhyme with hug me ♪ okay now he was close tried to domesticate you but you're an animal, baby it's in your nature ♪ ♪ just let me liberate you ♪ you don't need no papers ♪ that man is not your maker ♪ and that's why i'm going to take a good girl ♪ ♪ i know you want it baby ♪ you're a good girl, yes you are ♪ ♪ can't let it get past me ♪ you're far from plastic ♪ i'm talking about blurred lines ♪ ♪ i know you want it baby ♪ oh yes you do ♪ you're a good girl ♪ come on now ♪ all right ♪ get down, get up what you
don't like work ♪ ♪ hey ♪ baby can you breathe i got this from jamaca. it always works for me ♪ ♪ no more pretending ♪ now you're winning ♪ here is our beginning ♪ i always wanted a ♪ good girl ♪ you know you want it baby. yes you do ♪ ♪ you're a good girl ♪ come on baby. i'm talking about blurred lines ♪ ♪ i'm talking about you now ♪ all right. come on baby ♪ ♪ let's go y'all ♪ i love these blurred lines
records left and right with his hit song blurred lines. that's the name of his 6th album. we're so glad to welcome you here. >> of course. what's up new york city. make some noise. >> my first question to you, these ladies are lovely but if you need new back up dancers al roker is available. >> i want the whole today staff. >> hoda's not a good girl. >> so i heard. >> what's it like to have a hit song but the song of the summer. >> i have been making music since i was a little kid and dreams really do come true if you keep committed. god bless you. >> even as people are logging on to youtube and other places to check it out and listen to the song on the radio. some people think this is a song that sends a message that women objectify women. >> you know, i made a bad joke
early on -- >> and you decided not to do that anymore. >> sometimes a bad joke goes a long way. but when we made this song we had nothing for women and -- i've been with the same woman since i was a teenager. we were trying to make a funny song and sometimes lyrics can get misconstrued but we had no idea that it would stir this much controversy. we only had the best intentions. >> when you looked at it later did you get what people were saying? >> that's what great art does. it stirs conversation and makes us talk about what's important and what the relationship between men and women are. it says that man is not your maker. it's actually a feminist movement in itself. it's saying that women and men are equals as animals and in power and that we're all supposed to -- it doesn't matter whether you're a good girl or bad girl you can have a good time. >> there's other songs to talk about. what are you going to sing now? >> we're going to do take it
easy on me which is what i'd like to say to everyone out there. take it away. ♪ i'm fascinated by your stair i read through all your fancy clothes ♪ ♪ want to do it all so cold ♪ oh ♪ come on ♪ why don't you take it easy on me ♪ ♪ take it easy on me ♪ take it ease take it easy on me ♪ ♪ why don't you take it easy on
me ♪ ♪ new york city ♪ where y'all at? come on ♪ ♪ baby i can make it worth awhile. i'm right here i'm line-up like the 4th of july ♪ ♪ when i look right through your dress ♪ ♪ come on here go take your time ♪ ♪ this change won't by ♪ check it i'm that guy ♪ why don't you take it easy ♪ why don't you ♪ take it easy
♪ oh ♪ ♪ come on ♪ baby i've not been the time to dance but tonight you heat the night ♪ i get on it a few shots ♪ calm down is what i have to do myself ♪ cause when i get in the zone i can't even see nobody else ♪ ♪ i'm standing on furniture in my off the show flight ♪ ♪ they telling me i should that i'm like why ♪ ♪ why don't you take it easy ♪ why don't you take it easy ♪ oh. come on baby will you take it,
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with qualifying bundles. [ music playing ] welcome back as we listen to ellie goulding here on tuesday 30th, 2013. i'm al roker with natalie morales, the voice's carson daly in for willie. >> and a bird in our studio. >> there's a bird flying around the studio. >> how did it get in here? >> the doors were open. >> he's up there in the light shaft. >> a little chirping. >> grab my shotgun in my dressing room. >> wow. >> come on, really? >> you just made friends with peta. >> oh it's a joke.
>> it's a joke. we're kidding. not a joke, hilary and -- are they finding it? >> trying to save the bird. >> why don't you put bread crumbs on our desk and it will fly to us. >> birdseed. >> anyway, the president -- there she goes -- >> so, again, the president. >> is this how it's going to go all show long. >> the president and hilary clinton had lunch yesterday afternoon. >> what's the caption for the photo. >> they don't share salt shakers apparently. >> they have their own condiments. >> they had a chicken salad i believe. pasta. >> chicken can dry a man out. there's no water on the table. can you put the picture back up. >> i love it. there's nothing there. >> we're overanalyzing the picture because we don't really know what they talked about, right? >> you know what i loved, this morning, hilary had breakfast with joe biden. >> well, that's interesting because the president could be
put in the pickle of who to choose if they're both looking for an endorsement to 2016. >> do you think that came up at lunch yesterday. >> i think it came up whether or not it came up. i think it was in the air. >> for sure. >> he had lunch with hilary first, maybe that means something but that is interesting. >> well, you have lunch and then you have breakfast. >> right. >> you would be too full. >> was breakfast with biden. >> breakfast with biden. >> doesn't that sound like a show? breakfast with biden. >> yes. >> there are people that want a reality show with joe biden. that would be good tv. >> i'd watch that in a minute. >> the breakfast show with joe biden. >> would the vice president come in and fill in on the 9:00. >> we're going go for that. >> just for the day. just for the day. >> we could do all three hours. >> to have joe biden doing our today's take would be -- >> brilliant. >> awesome. >> i feel like he would scream through the whole thing. >> i would give good money for that. >> a lot of people would.
>> mr. vice president, the door is always open. obviously because we have birds now. >> the door is open all right. >> and we know how much he loves you. >> loves me. >> he gave you the great man hug. >> it wasn't quite a hug. >> the handshake. >> he reached but that was okay. anyway, next, this one is kind of interesting. a journalist fired for her blog. shea allen a news reporter for waay in huntsville got fired after her blog confessions of a red headed reporter listed ten confessions including i've gone braless during a live broadcast. >> wow. >> hey, so have i and nobody makes a big deal about it. >> my best sources are the ones who secretly have a crush on me. >> wow, somebody has a little ego. >> sure. >> i'm better live when i have no script and no idea what i'm talking about. >> that always goes over really well, right?
>> i'm frightened of old people and i refuse to do stories involving them or the places they reside. >> that's not nice. we have more old people in this country than we ever have. here's what she had to say about the blog. >> well, i was thinking that i was being snarky and funny. i know it sounds cliche but i'm in this business to make a difference and my ability to do so has been taken away. >> do you notice that snarky is crawling into journalism a little bit. the lines are getting, a little blurred. >> blurred lines. >> everybody wants to deliver the news and do their thing but they can't hold back with social media with too much information and trying to be a comedian. what did the country think about that? wasn't there a poll. >> yes, we did a poll on our today show website and 48% said because she was fired for this, whether or not she was a fireable offense.
48% said no and 52% said yes. >> we have it reversed. >> it should be the other way around. >> no, it's about 50/50 if you look at it. >> right. we should mention it was all old people that voted, right? she wasn't very happy about that. >> she posted it and then she took it down and then she reposted it again. she has a youtube channel so part of me is thinking maybe looking for a little attention here. >> you're a news person would you think about blogging stuff like that? >> this is her private blog. >> but is there anything private? >> but the bottom line is she is a public person. >> do you think she should have been fired? >> yeah. >> i think she should have been suspended. >> i think it's very hard for her to do what she does now. she can never interview an elderly person or -- >> not to mention every guy out there is going to be like is she wearing a bra. >> well, she's not. i don't think so.
in my mind she is never -- >> in the voice don't you think sometimes i'm going to go out without pants. >> it has crossed my mind. it has crossed my mind. >> all right. hey, next, prince charles offering his perspective on his new grandson prince george. he said george is a good name but said the baby will be called georgie in no time. i like it. it's cute. >> not bad at all. >> my son's name is jack and my dad who is 80 who comes from the era of jackie robinson, my dad calls him jackie and we love it. >> that's nice. >> that's great. >> i think nicknames are cute. al has a really cute nickname. >> what's it. >> al row. >> and nat mo. >> we don't have one for you. >> my son calls me cd 40. >> he's jack d. 4. these are our like transformer
names. >> oh. we were playing a video game. >> do you do the transformation. >> yeah, we do. >> show us. >> we call each other bingo for some crazy reason. >> wow. do you go -- [ clapping ] >> yes, it's a really long story. >> hanging around with old people at a bingo hall. >> bingo was a clown but anyway. do you name your kid do you think about what the nickname is going to be. >> definitely. >> you have to think about what kids when they go to school, are they going to call him jackie? >> you always think about that when you choose that name. you even think about the letter of the name. is this going to be -- when you put them all together. >> i like this next one. two actresses offering their thoughts, different thoughts on aging. kristen scott thomas from english patient said she felt invisible surrounded by young
actresses at the film festival. she said you get bumped into, people slam doors in your face. they just don't notice you. somehow you just vanish. >> that's how most of us live, right? >> where as basic instinct actress sharon stone who is 55 had a more optimistic view. she said we know so much at this age and people realize we're the one with the experience. we're a very colorful generation that is leading once again. i'm not a woman, obviously. i am middle aged. >> but there's the question do women get overlooked. >> it's an interesting point. look at george clooney in his 50s and he gets better looking every day. chr kristen is 53 and feels like the younger girls steal the attention. >> maybe it's that environment. you put her on a regular street people will notice her. >> put her in a film and people certainly notice her. >> no problem. >> is she going to get the calls. >> my favorite helen miren.
>> and very sexy. >> very hot. >> and incredible. >> attractive, hot i don't know. >> she's hot. >> i'm just saying. very attractive woman no doubt about it. >> there's a picture of her in a bathing suit and i'm telling you, she is hot. >> let's not see that one but -- >> wow. >> i mean now. >> really. >> you know. >> really? >> a little older. is that bird still here? >> that bird's still here. >> it's about to do something on your shoulder which you already did. >> that's good luck where i come from. >> this is just an awe moment. check out this photo of this little frog. >> awe. >> this is by a 27-year-old photographer from indonesia caught this in his neighbor's garden in may. that's about as cute as it gets. >> when frogs act like humans there's nothing funnier. there's nothing cuter. >> how about that one back in the 70s. >> it's raining.
>> he's a frog. love it. >> that is adorable. >> how about the cat hanging from the tree back in the 70s. >> i think i had this poster at one point. >> and of course the grandaddy of them all, dogs playing cards. >> there you go. >> that says -- that's the animal -- there's me, there's al, there's willie, we're all hanging out. >> wow. >> and the bird in the rafter, that's the next photo. >> and a picture of helen miren in a bathing suit. >> let's switch gears and get a check of the weather. >> let's see what we got for you. reminisces of flossie moving out. our friends in hawaii getting a lot of rain. a risk of strong storms in the central plains. hail, damaging wind gusts possible. we're already seeing them firing up. a lot of rain stretching from illinois down to little rock.
flood warnings in effect in the midwest as well. rainfall amounts 1 to 3 inches but locally 9:11 on a tuesday morning. good morning, i'm meteorologist christina loren. taking a live look here at a clearing sky over sinole. still a little hazy. we have got that smoke drifting into the bay area from fires burning way to our north. no fires in the immediate bay area, happy to report that 84 in livermore today, 73, fremont, 63 in san francisco, getting into the end of the week, we stay steady. that means it's going to continue to be comfortable inland and by this weekend, finally, we are returning to summer-like weather. and that's your latest weather. >> all right. thank you, al. coming up next, he is one of summer's most thrilling action [ male announcer ] if you're taking multiple medications, does your mouth often feel dry? a dry mouth can be a side effect of many medications but it can also lead to tooth decay and bad breath.
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in the new action film "two guns" out this friday, james marsden plays a navy commander that flexes his authority when it comes to covering up a heist. >> i thought we were going to see a clip there. >> there it is. >> is he dead? >> more than likely. >> more than likely? do you want to tell me what that means? the whole point of you working with him was to kill him off and create a cut out so it couldn't get traced back to us. >> my cover is solid. there's no way it will trace back. >> that's a call made above your pay grade. >> there's rage in his eyes. >> you're an angry man. >> it still makes me nervous yelling at walhberg. >> did you see yourself playing that part. >> no, i did not see himselmyse. it was written as a 55-year-old
excommander jar head military guy and i was like are you sure? and actually they were like let's -- we wanted to kind of go against type and get somebody's mark's age. >> you had to tap your inner evil. >> yeah. >> it was shooting ten days later after you said yes. >> yeah it was a quick turn around. i got the job and about ten days later i was fighting with mark and denzel. >> you had to get in shape quickly then too. >> i did. >> i'm in okay shape but, you know, mark just finished pain and gain so the guy did a movie about a body builder. >> what's the quick ten day get in shape thing. what did you do? >> it was trying to put on weight. >> i wish i had that problem. >> i know. >> just like that. >> women love that problem. >> so now you've got three kids. i mean, do they -- they can't really see this movie, can they? >> no, actually. i was at the premiere last night and i reminded myself that my
12-year-old son is probably too young for it. but it's fun. pretty soon he'll be able to see it. >> do they know what you do? have they keyed in on it. >> they do but my kids are wonderfully underwehel med with what i do. they're like get over yourself. >> you have a great movie coming out, "the butler". >> yeah and you play jfk. >> very daunting to take on that role. >> how did you prepare for that? >> that was -- >> you gained weight. >> gaining weight. i actually had to put things in my cheeks to fatten my face up a bit. it's like a retainer that gives you more in the jaw area. >> wow. >> but yeah i just would listen to all his speeches and get the accent down because that's the thing. you don't want to do an impersonation of kennedy, but everyone is going to want to hear the accent.
>> sure. so you'll have two movies out at the same time. >> yeah. >> that's cool. >> and you have a big birthday coming up. i hope you're comfortable with this. >> i a big one. >> i just had mine last weekend. >> the big 40. how do you pefeel about that. >> we beat ourselves up in the years leading up to it when it happens -- >> yeah you feel like you're there already. >> when i was 37 i started thinking i'm 40. you prepare yourself mentally. >> you wean yourself into the 40s. so i feel like i'm already there. >> now something a lot of people may not know about you, we're going back into the files here, is we found some old tape of you when you were i think a teen reporter at a station in oklahoma. >> roll it. >> that's a bit of gold right there. >> okay. ♪ and the skies are not cloudy all day ♪
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who are you? i still got it. [ male announcer ] invest in your heart health with kellogg's raisin bran® cereals. good morning to you. 9:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. san francisco firefighters uncovered a marijuana grow operation inside a burning home this morning. fire broke out in the visitation valley neighborhood overnight. investigators say they found about 60 small marijuana plants in that home. they are now looking for whoever lives there. no arrests have been made. b.a.r.t. and its largest labor unions are back at the bargaining table at this hour. they are talking about wages, benefits and work rules. it's also possible they are talking about a workaround to keep workers on the job even after the contract extension expires on monday. a bay area soldier who died in the korean war has finally returned home. just hours ago, family members received the remains of joseph david steinberg at san jose's
mineta international airport. steinberg was born in san francisco, is also a veteran of world war ii. he died as a prisoner of war during the korean conflict in 1951 but his remains were not positively identified until recently. he is finally home. we are going to have a look at weather and traffic after this.
welcome back now statement 9:28. taking a live look at san francisco, plenty of low clouds overhead, the flag delays out of sfo about an hour, you want to check ahead keep you updated on this inform was as it comes to our newsroom, for now, count on the delays to continue. highs today, comfortable conditions, talking about the low 80s as we finish off the month of july, more of the same for the first official day of august. 82 degrees on thursday and then into the weekend, temperatures warm up. let's check on those hotspots with mike inouye. >> morning. fortunately, things are cooling down overall, a traffic tuesday, wasn't as bad as we sometimes see, looking at 101 north here
at 680. the map will show you the same area, have slowing north of 880, we have the real slowdown, passing by this airport here in san jose. we have a three-vehicle crash reportedly moved to the shoulder but it was quite a distraction, in an area that typically shows the last slow down anyway for san jose i not a major problem, but another crash 880 off of 280, a distraction there north 101 through mountain view, also stale little slow, south 101 through san mateo, last sticking point for that area, typical for that pattern as well, eastbound 92, laura. back to you. >> thank you very much. >> another local news update coming up in half an hour. hope to see you then. have a great morning. ♪ [ hero mom ] oh, yeah. we're gettin' cereal. 'cause over 40 general mills cereals are 130 calories or less per serving. just look for the g. boom! that's how nutrition is done, people. [ laughs ] ♪ [ female announcer ] hey ladies. you love it. you've got to have it. cinnamon toast crunch, 'cause that cinnamon and sugar is so irresistible.
everybody craves those crazy squares.® hey, hey, hey. >> like you didn't hear it enough today. we're going to play it a little bit more. >> hey, hey, hey. >> hey, hey, hey. >> i just see the video in an endless loop. >> this is the acoustic version right. >> wouldn't it be great if bill cosby did it. >> hey, hey, hey. >> that's a great idea. >> let's fire it up. hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey. >> i'm natalie morales along side albert, not al roker and carson daly in for willie this
week. well, as we switch gears, another night of comedy on jimmy fallon last night. check it out. >> i'll show you what i mean since tonight we have mark walhberg on the show. here's brian williams rapping good vibrations. take a look. >> yo it's about that time to bring forth the rhythm and the rhyme. on the house tip it's strictly hop hop. bringing this to the entire nation, black, white, red, brown, feel the vibration. >> wow. >> what newscast did he say vibrations. >> the first one they did was like snoop dog or dr. dre and it was funny and killed. i thought that poor editor at jimmy fallon show. once he knew he had a great huge recurring bit, it must take them forever to make that. >> for those of you just
wondering, we have a bird in our studio. one of our producers is holding a piece of bread. >> she is sitting like this waiting for the bird to perch. >> by the way, the bird has a twitter account. it's at 1-a birdie and the bird is tweeting. >> it's saying free bird, right? >> there you go. very nice. >> you guys are sharp in the third hour. >> we try. >> pretty cool. >> mr. roker. let's get a check of the weather. >> let's see what we got. it's for the birds. today we are looking at sunshine up and down the east coast. a few hit or miss showers in florida. risk of strong storms in the western plains. beautiful in the pacific northwest. tomorrow that sunshine will continue up and down the west coast. we've got gorgeous weather to talk about. we're looking at sunny, hot conditions. rain moves into the southeastern atlantic coast. showers in the upper midwest. great lakes
9:326789 good tuesday morning to you, i'm meteorologist christina loren. this is san raffaele. and those low clouds are clearing, we still have plenty of smoke drifting into the area from a fire that's burning way to our north that means we have that unhealthy air quality, especially right around the central bay today. we are going to extend that all the way down the coastline. that's where the fog and the smog will be the thickest as we head throughout the next couple of hours and later on today that will be a factor as well, 84 on the way to livermore. we head through the next couple of days, it actually gets even cooler. hope you have a great day. that's your latest weather. >> appreciate that. he may be doing it now, tweeting, blogging or posting photos on facebook. social media has become the place to share everything from your happiest moments to personal hardships. >> so when scott simon began tweeting about his ailing mother and doing it from his mother's
bedside. he said mother cries help me at 2:30. been holding her like a baby since. she's asleep now. all i can do is hold on to her. heart rate dropping. heart dropping. he said you wake up and realize you weren't dreaming. it happened. cry like you couldn't last night. >> does it help to share your thoughts with others or are you missing the moment. she is a psychologist and he is a reporter. good morning to you both. we want to share the other tweets this morning. he also wrote the heavens over chicago opened up and patricia newman stepped on stage. she'll make the face of heaven shine so bright that all the world will be in love with night. some people are so grateful. he has 1.3 million twitter followers that say this is beautiful to show the grace in that moment of her dying but at the same time others have said sharing what is going on at your
mother's bedside as she is dying see too personal. >> it's really an individual decision for all of us. we have to figure out what we're most comfortable with and there's something beautiful about what he is sharing. we don't talk about this death. it's this thing that's inevitable but we don't want to talk about it but he's bringing it into our conversation. it's forcing us to look at it. there's something beautiful about that but it makes a lot of people uncomfortable to share in other people's heart ache. we to figure out how what works best for us. >> are we oversharing at some point where we miss being in the moment? so many times we have a concert out here and you'll see all of these kids with the phones up. they're not looking at the performer. >> where's the ipad. everybody behind you can't see what's going on. >> right. >> we do. >> it's the dawn of a new age, though. >> we live through the screen. we're living our lives one step removed because i'm looking at al but i'm looking at al through my screen. i'm not really looking at you.
we're not having an interaction but i'm like check that out i have to capture the moment but we're missing out on the experience of the moment very often and that's, i think a potential problem. >> hbo series did a very similar big -- basically -- take a look at that. >> my daughter was having a dance thing at her school. they had this big dance. anyway, we all went. all the parents and everybody is there and everybody has their phone. every single parent. it was an amazing thing to watch. kids are dancing and every parent is standing there like this. every single person was blocking their vision of their actual child with their phone and the kids, i went over by the stage it looked like we're all in the witness protection program. like the kids can't see their parents. >> what's the line between wanting to capture and have these memories and get great videos and using social media for your benefit but not oversharing.
>> it's a tough balance. i feel like every person i follow on facebook overshares way too much. just floods the news feed with things i don't care about and i wonder if they do too. are you doing it to do it. >> in doing this, do we -- is there a point where we have to say to our kids and set by example, you know what, this is for us, this is our family. >> enjoy this moment right now. if you want to send something to grandma and grandpa, you can e-mail them but don't put it out for everyone to see. >> we talk about oversharing all the time but we have the adults in their lives oversharing also. so how we model proper behavior. if you don't think anybody else cares about it, it's for you, maybe you keep it for your family and create a private group. >> going back to the case of scott simon. i think what he did is so great. >> he said if you can hold your parents hand -- one tweet was
last time i held her hand was when i was 9. when did i stop holding her hand? that's such an important sentiment. >> he brought beauty to a really tough time and i think something that's going to make everybody think about life and death very differently which is an important asset to all of us. >> all right. well, jennifer and ryan, thank you so much. coming up next, giada de laurentiis has delicious summer salads you can toss together for dinner tonight. >> stop it now. ♪ use your debit or credit redcard for an extra 5% off our everyday low prices.
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they're boring and they're not. we're going to make a traditional italian salad which natalie loves but doesn't do it a lot. >> because of the bread. >> you don't like that. >> i always think salad light refreshing. >> that's what is so great you take everything out of your fringe and grill it and everything comes together. >> left over salad. >> that's right. olive oil, salt and pepper on both. >> i got you the a problem. now have to work. >> i'm ready. put me to work, please. >> so now you're going to get carson. so what we're going to do is use artichokes and some bread. any kind of bread you want. now the artichokes, they're frozen, defrosted. i'm making it easy. >> that's great. >> i really like artichokes. >> listen i'm like everybody else. i want to make it fast and easy but delicious. >> who peels artichokes? you do. >> i love them but this makes it doable. carson, put them up there and
grill them on one grill pan. >> so the bread goes and you flip them. >> it's hot. >> what we do is we're going to grill -- you want to take the bread too and you can do this on the indoor grill or on the outdoor grill. whatever you want to do. >> okay. >> there you go. use any kind of left over vegetables you want. >> are these croutons. >> basically giant croutons. >> you cut them big. >> they tend to shrink and traditionally in italy it's a tomato and bread salad. so we cut up fresh tomatoes and this time of year they're beautiful. they're sweet. you cut them up so you add the bread and the artichokes. >> okay. we'll run out of time if we do it carson's way. let's go carson. natalie, get in there. help him out. >> throw it all in. >> you don't cook, your wife -- girlfriend cooks. >> she cooks. >> she cooks. >> i drink a lot. >> okay.
olives and basil. so now, dressings, natalie. >> white wine vinegar. >> add the olive oil. a little simple. someone has been making dressing around here. >> that's good. >> a little salt. a little pepper. whisk it and go for it. >> oh, nice. >> wow. >> that's what i do first thing in the morning. >> you rub it on your skin. >> how do you stay so beautiful and fresh giada? >> it's the olive oil my friend. >> this sits for awhile. >> that's why it's so great to do it ahead of time. tell me you don't want to eat it. >> even with the bread. >> i love the bread. >> okay. 30 seconds. >> this is a asia chicken salad. cabbage and romaine. chicken, carrots and you can make this look pretty here. >> okay. >> there you go. >> yeah. >> okay. anyway, it's supposed to be really easy. there you go and then make just a little asian dressing.
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and now to our series "hope to it" and the inspiring story of the unbreakable bond between a family and it's beloved pet. >> a lot of pet owners have fallen on hard times losing their homes and unable to take care of their four legged friends. >> but instead of giving them up a new program is helping homeless families keep everyone together. >> like many doting pet owners shanna considers her dog family. her mixed lab baby girl now 16 years old has been by her side through the births of her two sons marcus and c.j. >> she is always with them. like a sister outside playing. we love her so much. earlier this year, shana was let go from her job as a medical assistant. unable to make ends meet they were forced to leave their home. >> we had nowhere to go. we stayed in a car for two weeks. we had baby girl. no one would take her. >> they tried calling local
shelters. >> they were like no exceptions. we can't take your dog. >> and shana faced a heartbreaking decision. >> i told marcus that we might have to get rid of her. >> that's where family promise came in. the phoenix area chapter recently partnered with petsmart to create a new shelter for displaced families. one that keeps people and their furry friends. >> it kept our family today. it kept our family together. >> it's massively beneficial for the family and the wellbeing of the children. >> it's a philosophy current residents lisa and billy appreciate for their service dog joey. >> when i was very sick, he would just be right there by my side. it's like he sensed everything that was going on. >> on site kennels house animals like joey. they're given food, baths and access to medical carefree of charge. >> we're in an apartment with two other families and we can walk right across there and see him. billy goes in there and hangs out and plays with him.
it's incredible. we can spend an hour or two hours, whatever with him. i have so much faith. i knew something good would happen and it did. joey is happy. billy's well taken care of. they make sure we have plenty of foodof. they make sure we have plenty of food, toiletries, whatever we need. >> they are the first family to graduate from the program. shana is back at work and the whole family is living in transitional housing. >> we want to help homeless families get back on their feet and if having their pets with them helps accelerate that process, that's all we want to do. >> and good news petsmart is currently working on sil shelters in montana, north carolina and texas. they plan to expand nationwide. such a necessary service. >> absolutely. we'll be back in a moment. but first this is "today" on nbc. [ music playing ]
time to take a look at the forecast. a little hazy out there. >> hey thanks, yeah, the temperatures are nice, but air quality certainly can be better. smoke drifting in from fires burning in south oregon and that's caution an air quality alert, areas right at the immediate coast today f you have asthma or respiratory issues try to limit your outdoor activity, should see better air quality the end of the week. 84, livermore, 81, concord, 60 today in san francisco, probably need that coat there. as we get into the end of the
week, temperatures finally heating back up to seasonal averages. let's check that drive, good morning, mike. >> good morning, christina. here is some of that air quality christina is talking about kind of hazy out there, combined with that smoke you are talking about. so, yeah not the greatest color, but a smooth drive over that san mateo bridge and the clouds continue to move out of your area, not a problem as far as visibility for drivers here, take another look toward the bay bridge toll plaza, have one set of the cash lanes showing a backup, because that's because only one temporarily shut down due to shift change, no big deal on the approach, a little crowded north of the coliseum, still close to the limit. the golden gate bridge watching the low clouds drifting around on the marin side, a smooth drive as you approach the toll plaza and get into san francisco. you there go laura. >> pretty cloudy out there thank you very much. another local news update in half an hour. have a great morning. so... [ gasps ]
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and it was a par-tay. look at gifford in there knowing the words. >> i do not know anything. i'm the only person in the world who doesn't know it. it is the song of the summer. >> seven consecutive weeks number one on the billboard hot 100. by the way, i'm not trying to brag -- >> let me brag for you. hoda did pick it for her "ihoda" pick on may 9th. so let's count the weeks there. >> may 9th. june 9th. july 9th -- >> actually those are the months that we were counting. but who's counting? you can pick them, honestly. >> but you are right about him because he has this huge gigantic kind of break-out hit for a guy. he's been working at it forever. >> he's very talented. >> he's great with the crowd. you could tell how much they
loved him. >> it just oozes out of every pore of him. >> don't say ooze. >> she doesn't like ooze, or moist, or hole. in those -- in that order actually. >> there's some drama at the courthouse. >> already. >> today in new jersey. >> the trial hasn't even begun. >> if you are a fan of "the real housewives of new jersey," then you know these two people. one is teresa. she's been on with us many times and each time she said you can pronounce her last name any way you want. >> i just got back from italy. >> her husband, joe, did not like the crush of cameras that were coming as he was walking into the courtroom because they are facing 39 counts of fraud. so anyway, what's the situation? >> apparently he slapped a
photographer -- or camera on the way into court. >> here's the thing. when you're famous like they have become -- >> oh, there you go! the slap heard all the way to bayonne. maybe even newark. >> this is a tax thing. among other things. >> among other things. this is serious stuff. we're so used to reality not being reality. but this is real. this is huge and they could each separately spend 50 years in prison. >> they failed -- they say they failed to file tax returns for five years. teresa's attorney said that she will plead not guilty and the attorney said we look forward to vindicating her. she issued her own statement saying -- >> today is a most difficult day for our family. >> bravo has no comment. >> they're going to wait and see how it ourns wturns out, i'm su. >> you heard rumblings about it on the show. you saw all the --
>> weren't there bankrupt proceedings? >> buying things with cash. >> they allegedly were reporting an income far less than what they were actually making and hiding it in various places and then not reporting any income at all for years. i don't know why anybody -- if it's true, why anybody thinks they can do that and not ultimately pay a price for that. >> here's the thing. when you lived your life publicly like they've chosen to do, any time there is anything like that, people are going to take a closer look. i don't know when this ever would have come to light had they not been on tv, sitting in a lavish home, living that life. >> our hair dresser, laura, was telling me that one of her friends had been approached to be on this particular show and she realized that she couldn't afford to be on it, in a weird way. think about it. thank you. say you are paid $60,000 for the season, but they want you to
throw parties that they can cover and all of a sudden you find yourself paying for lavish parties that are not production costs to the production company, you're paying for it. next thing you know, you're in hock trying to be a tv star. >> there are more and more people who are loving this idea. more kids i meet, by the way, used to say they want to be in journalism. now they just want i want to be on tv, i want to be famous, i want to be a star. one of those is anthony weiner. he wants to be a star. he wants to be the mayor of new york city. he's now dropped to number four in the polls. that was a fast drop because that was literally a week ago that he was leaving the polls. >> he keeps saying he doesn't care, he's going to stay in it for the voters of new york. i don't know how you can when you watch your poll numbers drop that far. more than half of the democratic voters say he should get out of the race. he said in an e-mail to supporters, i waged this campaign on a bet that the citizens of my city would be
more interested in a vision for improving their lives rather than old stories about mine. >> except they don't seem to be old stories. that's the trouble. it was a new story this past week regarding the new allegation of a new woman. i hear after he supposedly had stopped doing such behavior. >> i'm a little sick of her, too. there's pictures of her in a bikini, when you have you that moment in the spotlight, which she's having, i get so turned off -- >> let's not make a hero out of her. >> right. not great. okay. the royal family, we can all rest at night now, is going to call the baby georgie. so there. in other breaking news -- >> prince charles was the one who broke that exciting information. >> you know what it reminded us all of? another georgie. >> oh, yes. >> oh, my god, you're getting married! >> yes! >> oh, i can't believe it!
frank, come here! >> you come here. >> georgie's getting married! >> what? >> georgie's getting married! georgie's getting married! georgie's getting married! >> yes. okay. >> i love her voice. >> some names don't make good baby names though. >> georgie. >> george is not a great -- look at -- george. it's not like cody. >> cody! >> you can grow up to be a man. cody. >> what about georgie? hey, georgie? georgie. georg georgie porgie. >> some of those georges were tough. some of those georges were bad. some of those georges were great. i think this little george is going to be awesome. i love the way they're going about their whole life, their parenting. i love the way she came out in her scrubs the first day. it looked like she was still in
that blue thing. >> it is a dress she wore that was cut -- >> i thought it looked like those things you put on when you -- like a dress. but anyway, i think they have a great attitude, we're going to be hands-on parents and try to be as normal as we can be in a completely abnormal situation. often there is talk about how kate recycles her dresses, like every time in one of those magazines -- >> diana used to do that, too. i thought it was awesome. >> another woman does it. princess anne. there was, and is, still a princess anne. no one pays attention to anne. and anne likes it that way. that's the only picture i've ever seen of her smiling. >> anne wore the same dress in '87 in 1996. >> there were times. it was not a winner. >> that coat. she wore it again in 2001. this one got a workout. >> three times. >> i like the rewearing of dresses. and no one's ever brought it up
until now. until we did. >> oh! okay! >> look at me in a different outfit each time. but hodie -- you know what? i'm frugal of you. >> i almost wore that black and white one today. i like that one. >> no kidding. we need your help, college students. we need our college counterparts. this is a contest. if you haven't heard, we want to find you and your college friends who you often say to yourselves, we're just like kathie lee and hoda. but you cannot use any alcohol -- >> none! >> none. >> we need a couple of things. a photo and a video under a minute. we know college is out and you guys are not even in touch with all your college pals but get in touch with them and send us a one-minute long video. that's it. just send it to klgandhoda.com. again, no champagne or nothing. >> how much can they be like us then? >> they're going in san diego to
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the truth is mark mcgrath never left. his sugar ray front man started playing music with his high school buddies in 1992. >> but after a string of tv records, he turned his sights on tv hosting gigs, went on to become a dad and a husband. >> now mark returns to his rocker roots with the "under the sun" tour in 2013. you're back! >> good to see you. i took a look at your schedule, you have like two days off in two months. >> we keep it moving. but we got such a great tour. the best music of that golden era of the '90s represented each night on stage. >> you put the whole thing together. >> i did. last year a buddy of mine named art, put the tour together. summer land it was called originally. he wanted to go hard rock. i wanted to go every direction. you had a hit in that era, you're welcome to come on that tour. there's lots of great muse frick that era. >> when you reached out to people were they like count me in?
>> are a lot of them retired? >> everybody's like -- you got your colostomy bag? you ready to go out and party? that was me. no. everybody was happy to go out and do it, play these giant venues and see the looks on people's faces. they forget how many hits smash mouth had. to see people arm in arm drinking wine coolers and crying during "fly," that's off the charts. that was actually in the hollywood hills in the summer not too long ago. >> so do you miss -- i know did you "extra" for a while. do you miss the hosting gigs? >> you know what? i leave it to the professionals. the fountain of youth it here. you two are beautiful. >> what are you smoking? >> you want some? no. the stage is where i belong. i love playing music. >> now you're a dad. >> my best creation ever ever. >> you cleaned up your act zips those early touring days. >> yeah. i used to be a bunch of booze and maybe ladies of the night backstage.
now it is mommies and formula. so things have changed backstage a little bit. >> how old is the baby? >> they're twins. 3 years old. they are the light of my life. it is you have being on the road now. i see them on skype. daddy, when are you coming home? and bring angry birds. that's all they care about. i'm home for five minutes, they're like presents, presents, presents? >> what's the song of yours where everybody just screams? >> it is the one where people said my daughter, "fly" is the first song she ever sang or we got engaged to "fly." once you can tap into the public like that, it is a special moment. it is like you are sharing the songs of the universe. i hate to sound too tony robbins, but it becomes property of the universe. >> where does your inspiration come now when you write these songs? wife and kids? >> absolutely. >> so is the music boring? happiness and stuff like that? >> but it is inspirational. ladies, i know you love to quiz your guests. right?
i'm going to turn the tables on you guys. >> we're ready. >> give me my drink and give me my cards. i'm an irishman, ladies. >> disclaimer. i saw the answer. >> here is your first one. this song was our breakout hit in '97, bigger than robin thick's blurred line ever hopes to be. on the hot 100 for four straight weeks. take a listen. >> "fly." >> there you go. that was easy. >> with all due respect. this next one, '99 hit single off our third album, helped propel the album to certified triple platinum. here it is, ladies. take a listen. ♪ every morning there's a halo hanging over my door ♪ >> has to do with the morning.
anybody? >> "every morning." >> half a gong on that one. >> one more! >> here we go. your last, and final, question is -- this song off the same album, your favorite album obviously, made it to number seven on the billboard hot 100 and featured a music video shot in black and white. ♪ >> i wish the video was playing. i love that song! >> you know what's fun? >> oh, there it is. >> we don't know why you have broke up but we're glad you're back together. >> it is an honor to be on your show. sara gets a sneak peek at the latest culinary creation from the guy that
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we're back with sara in the city. 2013 will forever be known as the summer of the cronut. we're not the only ones obsessed. >> crowds have been lining up at the bakery in manhattan for a taste of the doughnut/croissant creation and now the genius has come one a new delicious dessert. >> it is a frozen s'mores. it's summertime in new york city and crowds have been lining up for -- i still haven't had one but i know two people that have. >> oh my god. >> let's just live here for a couple moments. >> >> reporter: maybe today will be my chance. this bakery is famous for their
cronuts but today we're going to cool it down a notch and make some frozen summer s'mores. meet the man behind the cronut craze. >> it was something we launched back in the beginning of may. hybrid between croissant and doughnut. >> and i don't get one. >> not today. >> reporter: well, not so sorry. i am getting a peek at his newenew est treat, the frozen s'more. >> sugar, water, honey. >> you don't just buy a marshmallow? you make that, too? >> reporter: then he coated the ice cream with chocolate wafers. >> i'll just snack on a cronut before we go. >> sure, if you can get one. >> i know the guy that makes him. >> yeah? is he cool? >> he's adorable. >> reporter: and finally, turned up the heat.
the order is after it's frozen, you put it in the frozen thing and torch it. >> exactly. >> that's all? >> yeah. it's getting hot in here. my gosh! that's so cool. still no cronut. this treat looks certainly satisfying. really good? >> yeah. >> close your eyes and let's go to the campfire together. what if i told you i had not eaten all day, i'm so hungry. and no, i'm not too proud to take candy from a kid. >> but you didn't get your cronut? >> you know what though? we thought you should have a cronut. >> you have a cronut? >> we thought you should have a cronut. >> oh, my gosh!
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at 11:00. for today though, 72 degrees in free month. get one more check of your drive with mike inouye. >> not driving. local bay bridge is backed up again, over here at the toll plaza. what happened the last half hour, reports of an issue on the incline, details just coming, it's a box -- 400-pound box, i don't know what's in it, they have to move it from the incline they got those metering lights slammed down, just past them as you are going up the incline. the bridge itself is clear. a live look outside, show you fremont a little better view and a nice, smooth drive down into the south bay for 880. really traffic tuesday has been a lighter tuesday. that's good news, except for the bay bridge, laura. back to you. >> thank you very much. 10:29 a bay area soldier who died in the korean war has finally returned home. just hours ago,l$y family membe received the remains of joseph david steinberg at san jose's mineta international airport. steinberg was born in san francisco, also a veteran of world war ii. he died as a prisoner of war during the korean conflict in 1951, but his remains were not positively identified until
recently. from his family this morning, understandably emotional. that's going to come up in our next half hour at 11:00. have a good morning. "today" on this booze day tuesday. we are going to answer your relationship questions. >> a human dynamics coach, and the best selling author of "get the guy." matthew -- >> we love him. >> i have a cartoon now. i have arrived. you can kill me now because i'm done. >> let's go with our first question from sara. >> okay. is a guy not interested in me if he plans a date night, then calls right before to say he also has plans with his friends so can they join? >> i mean, you know me. i don't often say a guy is just a complete idiot if he does something but that seems strange.
when a guy says, i'm going to bring along my friends, or i have plans with my friends, as a woman i think you've either got to say -- if you're going to be laid back and you've got friends with you, say let's all join together. either he will turn out to be a great guy who just slipped up or you're going to realize this guy is an idiot. >> what should do you? ask him? did you just slip up or are you an idiot? >> i would say give him the benefit of the doubt that night. get some of your friends together and go out, which by the way, as a woman, you have to have friends as well. make sure you've got friends. >> and see how he treats you in front of those friends. >> it is also a good time for you to show off a little bit. the best thing to do with a guy is impress his friends. when it comes to the value we place on people, we don't like to say that when someone else likes them, then i like them too. the truth in life is, if other women are saying that guy's hot,
it starts to raise your value of the guy even if you didn't think he was hot before. so be charming with his friends. >> okay. have a good time. >> debbie says, i just started dating again after years of marriage and i'm not sure of the rules these days. should i let a man pay for me and open my car door or are those days over? >> that's a good one. >> i just did a blog about this on my website howw to get the guy.com. is chivalry dead. first, it's become very confusing for guys because we are in a world now where women are crazy powerful in relation to us and we're trying to figure out where we still matter. the mistake that guys make is they shoot themselves in the foot, they're like well if women want all of this going on, if they want equal pay and the same rights and the same treatment, we'll give it to them in all respects. we won't open the car door, we won't pay the bill. where guys are so stupid is, we've run out of so many ways of impressing women we should be holding on to every way of impressing women we can. >> yeah.
>> so when it comes to opening the car door, do it because are you immediately going to be different from every other guy. >> i like him. he's 26 years old. how did you get so wise? >> guys aren't taught right. this is the problem and they're not taught right by everyone in their world. >> if someone does not do that for you, can you ever expect that maybe they will at some point or is that just the way they are? >> yeah, 100% you can. if i'm a guy who's never been conditioned to do those things for a woman, by suddenly meeting a women who teaches me that's her standard, that's her expectation -- >> then you do it. >> then i'll begin to do it if i really want to impress that person. so as a woman, you have to have the confidence to enforce a certain standard. >> so just sit in that car until he comes around. >> here's what you say. >> you could be there a while. >> you've got to communicate better as a woman. if you want the guy to open the car door for you, tell him i would love for you to do this for me. if he says that's stupid. every time we get in the car i'm going to walk around to your side and open the car door.
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♪ oh, yeah. we are back and it's time to ask lou about all of those pesky problems around the house you wish you could take care of yourself. today, lou is host of the syndicated show "house smart." we always learn something terrific from you, lou. >> we have a question from nikki, she says, here's a good one, how do i get rid of sugar ants. >> so you bait them. because it's all about getting rid of the queen. so a lot of people go to these traps which are kind of nice. they have bait inside of these as well. one of my favorites is this from terro. these are bait stations which
remind me of -- remember the cheese and crackers you used to send the kids with? >> yes. >> you take your scissors and snip off a little bit here. once you do that, you place it down in here. it's like a little buffet for the ants. they all come to this thing, they say, hey, everybody there's a buffet. and you'll see a ton of ants first which will freak you out a little bit. then what happens they go back to the colony and say, hey, queen, i brought you some food. >> insidious stuff. >> it is, but she eats it. >> the thing is, whether it's sugar ants, it works. it will eliminate the ant problem. it takes about two weeks then it's done. >> what about children, you don't want to leave those around so kids can get to those. >> obviously, you don't want kids drinking that kind of stuff. >> it will make them sick. same with pets if you have a cat or dog.
so you can put it under a milk crate, because the ants can stitt get there. >> that looks nice in your kitchen. >> rachel wants to know how to get oil-based paint off wood floors. >> if you haven't had any luck with any removers, here's a sample of a wood floor. we put latex on this. wrap the area with blue painters tape over the floor and take a little sanding block like this. and lightly sand it. this takes a little bit of time. what we're trying to avoid is getting down to the wood to ruin the finish. once you get most of this off, you're going to take a little plastic cutting knife, a scotch bright pad and mineral spirit on to the wood and gently go with the grain and remove all that paint. it works really well with oil-based paint. >> we'll have to take your word on that one. >> vickie asked this question, she replaced old toilets, she
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any plans, your timing really couldn't be any better. >> the summer winds down, travel deals heat up. senior travel editor for orbitz has five end of summer deals you will not want to miss. do you get better deals as the summer kind of winds down? >> you do. most people take their vacations in june and july. so as we head into august -- there are schools in the country that go back as early as mid-august so now is when demand starts to drop even in big destinations. >> the chirping is -- there is a real bird. >> new orleans is a hot destination. >> i'm so glad you picked this. >> it is summer festival season in new orleans. if can you literally stand the heat, can you travel there for so cheap. they have a free festival going on right now that celebrates the music of louis armstrong. they also have culinary new orleans going on, which is their restaurant month during the month of august. >> you walk down bourbon street, there's live music from every venue. >> i just like to go there to
eat. restaurants are amazing. the way to go is to book a package combining your airfare and hotel together. here is a package from philadelphia, airfare plus five nights staying at the saint hotel, it is beautiful, right in the french quarter. $586 per person. just to give you an idea, if you just booked that hotel alone you'd be spending $555 just for five nights at the hotel so for a couple dollars more have you the airfare. >> let's go to utah. >> beautiful this time of year. >> this is postcard picture perfect mountain views. top rated golf courses, spas, outdoor activities galore. they are go to about into their off-season which is the fall in these mountain towns so now is the time when the hotel rates start to drop. the four-star sundial lodge. $117 a night on average in the month of august. >> fantastic. how about florida? >> it's easy to get to a lot of great destinations.
i like st. partiesbuetersburg f families. most people do their beach vacations in june and july so you won't have crowded beaches. again we looked at a package deal from chicago, round trip airfare plus five nights, staying at the vinoy renaissance, a beautiful four-star property, talking $700 per person for airfare and five nights. >> that's are great deals. >> now the caribbean. >> i wanted to include the caribbean. we know caribbean and mexico, they're well into hurricane season but that really means deep discounts right now for travelers. i chose st. martin because obviously it has the gorgeous beaches, everything you want in a tropical destination but if have you a couple of rainy days, there are 12 casinos on the dutch side, boutiques. >> kids love the gambling. >> here i like the westin dawn beach resort and spa. this has high customer reviews on orbitz.com. always look at what other people are saying. >> what other people are saying about it. >> this was $169 on average in
the month of august. >> dublin? >> love dublin. i've got to get the price in. people earlier in the summer spent $1,000-plus just for their airfare. it is a great jumping off point for a lot of other things to do in the countryside. round trip airfare from new york, five days of car rental plus five nights at the five-star radisson blu st. helen's just outside of dublin -- >> what? that's amazing. >> ireland, one of my favorite. >> thanks, denise. smokin' hot and sweet. we aren't just talking about the barbecue. >> but first this is "today" on nbc.
barbecue. >> ryan scott is host of "food rush" on live well and it's live network. he's sharing his secret ingredients. >> cherry cola. >> what? >> i'm going to make a barbecue sauce with cherry cola. the great thing about it is, it has so much sugar already. it does, sara. what do you want me to say? as much as putting in so much brown sugar, we'll add onions and -- >> what is in here? >> take the summer indoor grill into your drink. i made a grilled peach jalapeno sangria with gerwursteweiner.
you can use lemon lime. >> you can save some calories that way. >> yes. we sweated some onions. making your whole barbecue sauce is as easy as three or four ingredients. ketchup. little bit of brown sugar. then the tabasco. let's dump the soda in here. >> do it, ryan! >> cook it down until it looks gorgeous like you two. >> look at this. when the sauce is nice and thick like this, take your ribs, low and slow in the oven for a couple hours. just like that. let it sizzle. last minute you put the barbecue sauce on there, it gets nice and glisteny and delicious, crusty. i know hoda, you're hungry. try these. >> oh, my god. >> i made these for you. are they good? cheers. >> oh, my god! >> are they like fall off the bone?
that's what you want, low and slow in the oven. sara -- that's my finger. that's my finger. >> what i did here, corn gets served with butter, sour cream. i do mine with grilled corn and basil pesto. pour right over the top of the corn on the cob. finish with a little bit of spice, hungarian paprika. >> don't ruin it! >> it's hungarian. you're spicy this morning. and homage to my brother, which is a fireman. is he a really good cook. i made a grilled potato salad in his name. it is made with homemade ranch dressing. here is the peaches that i grilled in the sangria. heirloom tomatoes, they went in my jalapeno baked bean. try this potato salad, has a little bit of homemade ranch dressing in there.
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the army specialist who gave classified see is crets to wikileaks found not guilty today acres quitted of aiding the enemy. now, those charged -- the most serious of 21 counts facing u.s. private first class bradley manning. it carried a possible life sentence without parole. however, manning was convicted of five espionage counts, five theft charges, a computer fraud charge and other military infractions. manning now facing sentencing some time tomorrow. good morning, everybody, thank you very much, as always, for joining us. i'm jon kelley. marla tellez has the day off. the hunt is on right now for vandals in the east bay this morning. police believe they literally hit aio