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with more good news coming up in 25 minutes. >> that's right. that's when your next local news update is. have a great day. good morning. breaking overnight nbc news learned the american photo journalist battling ebola will receive an emergency blood donation from kent brantly t doctor who survived the virus. we're live at the hospital. >> tragic crash. a plane being used to fight a wild fire goes down in yosemite, killing thepy lot. investigator racing to the scene. scandal. police called to the home of steven collins overnight after getting a report of possible gun shots inside. this after the actor allegedly confessed to molesting three girls during a secretly recorded therapy session with his estranged wife.
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and, did he leave them laughing? al takes us behind the scenes of his star studded uso tour for our troops overseas. wednesday, october 8, 2014. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. welcome to "today" on wednesday morning, i'm matt lauer along with tamron hall, al roker and natalie morales. it's not often we begin a show by mooning you. look at the blood moon. that is a picture of the moon from earlier this morning. >> coinciding with the hunter moon, this is a full moon in october they call it the hunter moon. >> much more coming up but that is our new logo for the day. >> let's get to our top story on this wednesday morning.
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doctors at the nebraska medical center turning to an american who survived his bot well ebola for help treating a journalist infected with the virus. kate snow is in omaha with the latest. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you, matt. brantly's blood is being administered to ashoka mukpo. his father telling nbc news this act of kindness makes him believe in the goodness of humanity. dr. kent brantly was on a road trip driving when he got a call from the nebraska medical center. his blood type happens to match ashoka mukpo's. doctors asked him to donate blood hoping his antibodies would start his immune system. doctors asked where are you. they found a place for him to pull over in kansas city, then flew his blood to omaha. it's not the only treatment they
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are trying. ash 0 o k0 ka is receiving a dr. >> what is so remarkable, so untested. >> that's very true. i think each patient is different. they receive different products. so we really are in sort of a brave new world. >> in dallas they are trying the same on thomas eric duncan. his family tried to visit him. they were told his condition is critical but stable, but it would be too risky for them to get too close. the head of the cdc says no one duncan came in contact with ill. >> we know how to stop it. breaking the chain of transmission. >> in spain a new question raised, can a dog transmit ebola? after a nurse tested positive, spanish health officials ordered her dog you euthanized, afraid he could carry ebola. her husband begged them to
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reconsider. overnight the campaign went viral #save excaliber. >> can dogs transmit ebola. even the cdc was asked. >> we have not identified this as a means of transmission. >> reporter: what we know for certain is that ebola is transmitted human to human. we know from previous experience that the blood coming from a survivor can potentially really help someone in the throes of the disease. >> thank you very much. >> now to california where the pilot of an air tanker has died fighting a wild fire near yosemite national parks. his plane crashing into a canyon wall. miguel almaguer is in the entrance of yosemite. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. in a few hours the national transportation safety board should have investigators here on scene. for now fire officials say they don't know what caused this plane crash. but overnight they did discover
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the unidentified pilot's body. the crash site is in a burn zone so rugged it took investigators hours to locate the wreckage and the pilot's body. the st-2 lost contact battling the fire near yosemite. it dropped off the radar after 4:00 p.m. >> all units, resources responding to the dog rock incident. >> reporter: air units scrambled to find the downed planes. hikers heard the crash. >> it was dumping water and crashed against the rock. >> reporter: one in a fleet of 23, the grewman was converted to drop 1200 gallons of retardant reaching speeds of 270 miles an hour the single pilot planes are used for initial attack, when fires first break out when conditions are at their worst. we flew with cal fire's top fire chief over hot zones where the
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aerial attack can be dangerous. >> there are power lines, there are trees, rock outcroppings, all of this while they are dropping retardant at low altitudes. >> reporter: this is cal fire's first afr fatality since 2006. other crashes including this contracted plane that went down in 2002, has raised questions about aging air fleets. still, this morning, cal fire says tragedies like this one are rare. a sad day for firefighters everywhere. the crash site is said to be at the top of a 25-foot 100 live. investigators are trying to work their way there. they hope to have more later today. >> thank you very much. >> the fbi is asking for your help this morning hoping that someone will recognize the militant in the latest isis propaganda video. investigators say they believe
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he may be from the united states. nbc's justice correspondent pete williams has more on this. good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. analysts have been trying for two weeks to figure out who that man is but with so lit tool go on they are asking for public help hoping to generate valuable tips. the fbi has a simple question -- does this man look or sound like someone you know? >> we're in the 17th division military base just outside the city. >> reporter: he appears in the latest isis propaganda video released september 19 with most of his face hidden he wears desert camouflage and shoulder holster. behind him he says are syrian soldiers later seen the tape says being executed. investigators say he sound likes he is from the u.s. or canada. >> you can see them digging their own graves in the place where they were stationed. >> reporter: he speaks english and arabic.
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on its website the fbi posted a short excerpt from the full 55-minute video. not only is video produced in english t people who produce this produce in english. it's done in order to recruit westerners and particularly americans. >> reporter: the fbi is asking for tips about any one else who may be planning to travel overseas to join violent terror groups. u.s. officials have long feared that americans would join up with isis in syria, then seek to return to the u.s. to plot attacks here. a similar concern in london where police arrested four men tuesday accused of planning an act of terrorism there. police say one of the menned that recently returned from syria, and uk and u.s. authorities say knives were found when the men were arrested. investigators are looking whether the men were planning to carrious isis-inspired beheadings on the streets of london. the fbi asked for public help before in identifying suspects but rarely for terrorists overseas and asking for public
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help now one official says no piece of information is too small. >> pete williams, thanks very much. >> al is tracking a storm bringing heavy rain and possible flooding to the southwest. >> that's right. this is really the remnant low that tropical storm we were talking about yesterday, simon. it is now pushing its moist into the southwest, tempe, arizona dry now but the potential for flooding exists. the reason for this, as this sem pushes up it could be dropping from 1 to 3 inches of rain as that moisture moves up into the rockies. and in fact, we could be looking at up to 3 to 4 inches of rain causing rapid flash flooding, isolated. if you any just the southwest has to worry about this. this streams into the plains and the midwest, could drop from 3 to 4 inches in that area as well. >> thank you. >> your local forecast 18 second. a court appearance today being watched by people associated
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with the national football league. >> pro football player adrian peterson's appearing in court for the first time today facing the child cruelty charge that has derailed his career. this is even more allegations of wrong doing have now surfaced against him. gabe gutierrez is in conrose, texas. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. peterson arrived moments ago with his mother. these are live pictures inside. he is expected to plead not guilty. for a player once considered a shoo-in for the hall of fame his season and public image hang in the balance. this morning superstar running back adrian peterson is on defense. the goal is simple. to get adrian peterson exxon rated so he can return to the football field during the 2014 season. >> reporter: one of the nfl's marquee players charged with to a child as he disciplined a child with a tree branch. the vikings let him keep playing. then.
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>> we made a mistake. and we needed to get this right. >> reporter: about face as a series of domestic abuse allegations rocked the nfl. >> corporate sponsors like nike cut ties. >> if he doesn't begin to show he's learned something from this he is not going to have an audience. >> reporter: adding to peterson's image problem a report in the star tribune that he fathered at least six children out of wedlock and was investigated for rape in 2011 after a night of drinking with four women at a minnesota hotel. he was never charged. but in the police report also obtained by nbc news, peterson's uncle told a detective he use add company credit card to reserve the room. overnight peterson tweeted that the company, all day incorporated, is different from the all day foundation his charity. peterson's attorney also saying peterson nor his uncle had a foundation credit card and that peterson did not use the charity's funds for personal expenses.
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the vikings say that peterson will remain off of the field until this legal case is resolved but he is still getting paid more than $11 million a season. if convicted he faces up to two years in prison. natalie. >> all right. gabe, thank you. a chicago police captain is recovering this morning after he was shot during a gun fight tuesday night. police say one of the suspects is dead, another in custody after a 6-hour stand-off at an apartment building. the 58-year-old captain shot in the head and shoulder is in stable condition. police say the incident started as officers tried to arrest a man wanted for multiple shootings in indiana. >> the season is officially over for a new jersey high school football program amid accusations of bullying and harassment. the board of education affirmed the superintendent's decision to cancel the entire season at sayreville war memorial high school. before the vote some football
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players took to the podium to plead with board members to save their season. after the meeting about 100 players and parents gathered on the field. it affects all players from varsity down to the freshmen. >> now to a cage diver who put some teeth in her work. take a look at these spectacular pictures of a great white shark. they were taken off the coast of south africa. the woman is a teacher from new jersey. amanda brewer was in south africa collecting data. the sharks are beautiful, she says, she wasn't even a little bit frightened. but we all are frightened for her. >> i like the sound effect we put in there. in a cage you would have heard a different sound out of my mouth. those are good. >> she is a teacher so imagine how cool her students think. back to the classroom. >> mr. roker. >> let's show you what we've got going on. yesterday severe weather firing up. we were telling you about those.
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this is near paris, kentucky, just south of the ohio/kentucky border where they had at least an ef 1 tornado. no injuries but a lot of damage, a lot of people without power this morning. you can see we're looking at showers in northern new england, wet weather central and southern florida. beautiful along the los angeles coastline, southern california temperatures getting up in the low 80s. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. you notice a few things. like the fact that you're pretty attached to these. ok, really attached. and that's alright. because we'll text you when your package is on the way. we're even expanding sunday package delivery. yes, sunday. at the u.s. postal service, our priority is...was... and always will be...you.
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good morning, meteorologist christina loren. time now 7:14. want to show you really cool imagery here. this is time lapse from the lick observatory. we had a total lunar eclipse this morning and, yeah, you can still see what's left of that full moon out there. so really cool stuff to show you this morning. temperatures are cool as well. we're in the 50s across the board. headed towards comfortable afternoon. tomorrow we'll cool you off even more so, 84 for the south bay. 70 in san francisco. coolest day of the week looks like friday. and that's your latest weather. >> tense moments overnight at the home of actor steven column lijs. this after it was revealed that the star of shows like seventh heaven is under investigation for alleged child molestation. hally jackson has the latest on this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. reporters have been camped out since use of the sexual molestation allegations first surfaced tuesday.
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the investigation is on going and late tuesday night a scare for many who say they heard what sounded like a gun shot from inside the house. police say it was a false alarm and say they even face timed with the actor to confirm he is not hurt. police responded to steven collins' los angeles home late tuesday night, where reporters waiting for the actor who they believe to be inside, say they heard what sounded like a gun shot. the l.a.p.d. says collins was not home at the time and is alive and well. collins is best known for playing reverend camden on the show "seventh heaven." but in a 3.5 minute audio recording tmz says collins is heard admitting to molesting three young girls. tmz claims it was from collins now estranged grant during a therapy session. that same year grant file forward divorce from collins after 27 years of marriage.
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in court documents obtained by nbc news grant says in a therapy session steven admitted that he has engaged in a long term pattern of sexually abusing minor children including sexually molesting three young girls over a decade ago. collins has not been charged with any crimes. the documents say one of the girls was from los angeles, two from new york, both between 10 and 14 years old. nypd spokesperson confirmed the report was filed and special victims unit is investigating. law enforcement sources in los angeles say police investigated grant's complaints in 2012 but unable to complete a crime report because there was no verifiable victim. andy niemann said the lapd is taking another look, quote, we are reviewing the case to make sure that we didn't miss anything and allow fresh eyes to take a look in light of the recent developments in new york. in a statement to e news grant denied any roll in the release of the tape. per their request in connection
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with a criminal investigation. nbc news reached out to collins and his lawyer for comment on the investigation. but they did not respond. collins resigned from a board position with the screen actors gui guild. matt, back to you. >> thank you very much. >> carson is here with a spectacular sight in the sky we're all talking about. hello. >> bleary-eyed. a shot of the lunar eclipse. the blood term is a religious term. you knew that. >> i did. >> online people are geeking out about this. this is -- the red, you get the sun, the earth t moon aligned and then you see the sun's light passing through the earth atmosphere landing on the moon hence the redness. started around 4:45 eastern time. there is a nasa shot.
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we have the -- they streamed the eclipse live. we have a logo here in the orange room. >> thought i heard you howling. >> this is the series of the four lunar events that we saw happen, one in april, here's today, we won't see this again until next april and one in september. that is four in a row. happening in the span of 18 months. from 1600 to 1900, we never saw any so it's cool right now. some great live shots. the wildlife in australia you see there taking in the sights. if you've got pictures we're getting a bunch. guys back to you. >> good use of music. nice job. coming up, the exclusive, we hear from the boy who recorded this video of police smashing his mother's car window and
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using a taser on her boyfriend. >> plus, oscar winner jennifer lawrence breaks her silence about photos stolen from her icloud account. why she says it's not a scandal, it's a crime. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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>> announcer: you're watching "today in the bay." >> good wednesday morning to you. 7:26 now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. a pilot from the bay area is dead, after crashing an air tanker near yosemite. it happened yesterday afternoon and he was fighting a fire in the area. the tanker was based out of hollister air attack base. ntsb is investigating the cause of the crash. a gunman is dead, another suspect wounded anden officer on administrative leave after a shooting near at&t park. it happened after last night's game ended. three men broke into an suv. when officers approached the driver refused to drop the gun, leading the officer to open fire.
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the passenger suffered nonlife threatening gunshot wound, the third suspect arrested. police in palo alto looking for a serial flasher. both incidents happened blocks away from the all girls private school. neither girl was hurt but police upped patrols out there. christina loren. >> good morning to you at home. got a pretty day coming your way. start in 50, feels like fall out there now. it's going to be warm. similar to yesterday, looking at a repeat performance. 80s for the peninsula and the south bay. low 80s at that. and 70 degrees in san francisco. continue the cooling trend through friday. then saturday into sunday, those numbers come right back up. the good news, we've got rain on the way for thursday of next week. more on that in moments. first, mike and your drive. >> we have a slow drive developing around the bay. 7:27, we're getting right into the heart of the commute. we look at your south bay maps.
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as we look at live shot, slowing drive for 101 north 680, map will show you red. same thing for 280 off the split up past the area into towards coopupertino cupertino. 85 starting to build. a lighter flow of traffic around the bay. slow west 237 around matilda, crash might be gumming things up. crossing the bay, slow drive for the bay bridge. san mateo bridge, volume westbound, moving stead ellie across the flat second. >> thanks, mike. thank you for joining us. another update coming up in a half hour.
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>> a nice way to start the 730 half hour on a wednesday morning. fleetwood mac's lineup back together on stage for the first time in 16 years. tomorrow the reunion rolls into our plaza. we'll hear from the band later this morning to get you ready for a big concert on a thursday morning. we were talking about our favorite fleetwood mac songs. silver spring. >> it's going to be fun. you mentioned more people asked you how can i get to the plaza tomorrow. we say big concert we mean this one. >> absolutely.
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>> let's take a look at what headlines we're following today. the journalist treated for ebola is going to receive a blood donation from dr. kent brantly. the doctors hope his antibodies can jump start his immune system. >> training classes in alabama to teach medical professionals how to deal with ebola. >> and an air tanker crashed in california while fighting a wild fire near yosemite national park. crews confirm the pilot's death. they believe he was the only person on board. >> coming up, jennifer lawrence delivers a powerful statement an nude photos of celebrities stolen and posted online. this morning her message to any one who may have looked at those. >> and we're going to take you behind the scenes at bagram air base in afghanistan. i hosted my first uso show for
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the dedicated men and women serving our country in afghanistan. >> looking forward to that in the next half hour. let's start with new developments in a story we brought you tuesday a. routine traffic stop in indiana that ended with police smashing a car window and tasing a man. the family filed a lawsuit and now they are speaking out. john yang has the latest on this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. we're hearing from the family in that dramatic cell phone video including an exclusive interview with the 14-year-old who took it. we should warn you that some of the pictures we're about to show you are violent. 14-year-old joseph ivy from his view in the back seat began recording after the car had been pulled over. >> that's why i started recording because i knew it was wrong. >> reporter: joseph's family was rushing to the hospital to see his dying grandmother. his mother was driving without her seat belt.
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>> he pulled a gun. i'm not going to get out of the car. >> lisa and her boyfriend jamal jones say they were too afraid to get out of the car. >> i was scared for my family, for my sister. she was in the back with me. >> reporter: in a federal lawsuit the family claim that police used excessive force when they broke through the car window sending broken glass on joseph and his 7-year-old sister. >> they kept tasing me. i felt i couldn't even help my family at that time. >> reporter: in a statement the hammond police department says jones refused to leave the vehicle after approximately 13 minutes had elapsed and upon requests by at least three officers. the statement said police broke the window, fearing the occupants of the vehicle possessed a weapon and seeing the passenger repeatedly reach toward the rear seats of the vehicle. there were no weapons in the car. jones was charged with failure to aid an officer and resisting law enforcement.
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joseph, who talked to us with his mother's permission, explained why he thought it was important to record the incident. >> i wanted them to hear how she was crying shthey could feel bad. what if somebody was doing that to their kid? >> reporter: hammond police say they have their own video from a police car dash cam. nbc use asked if they plan to release it. so far no response. matt. >> john, thanks so much. >> let's check back with al for a look at the weather. >> the pacific has been active this year. we go to the western pacific and we've got just about close to a supertyphoon going on. this is right now 165 miles per hour winds moving west-northwest at 8. why are we showing you this? because there are some 50,000 service men and women on okinawa base there and 40,000 dependents, almost 100,000 folks. you can sue it gets close to okinawa. we're going to watch this
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closely. this could have a profound impact on those islands off japan. closer to home, we've got warm weather to talk about. second day 18 row temperatures are going to be rising up again. atlanta, 10 gris agruv, shreveport 89, houston 87 7:35. a live look at woodside, really pretty day shaping up. you can see low clouds here. over the pacific ocean, that's what's going to help keep us cool later today. talking about comfortable numbers. 70 degrees straight up for san francisco. seeing that microclimate separation, further you get away from the coast, 84 degree as a result in the south bay. 88 in the north bay, not as hot as it has been. we'll keep cooling you off, boosting numbers up for the one, ain next thursday. >> thank you very much. oscar winner jennifer lawrence is speaking out for the first time since her intermat personal photos were leaked on line. stephanie gosk is here with more.
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good morning. >> reporter: good morning. most celebrities understand that they can't keep their lives entirely private. especially the very popular ones. jennifer lawrence tells "vanity fair" that stealing naked pictures from her icloud account and posting them on line went way over the line. she is calling it a sex crime. the young oscar award winning actress condemns both the crime and the culture of celebrity obsession. it's not a scandal, it's a sex crime. it is a sexual violation, it's disgusting. the law needs to be changed and we need to change. jennifer lawrence is one of an estimated 100 female celebrities targeted by a hacker who cracked pass words and accessed private accounts on apple's icloud. naked pictures showed up on line. so far there have been no arrests in the case. until the interview with "vanity fair" lawrence had not spoken
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publicly about the photos. >> she was smart and funny about it, and very brave. i think she wants some good to come out of this whole thing. you know, where maybe she could appeal to people's better nature, you know. to sort of stop trading in this kind of garbage. >> reporter: lawrence made a point of addressing critics who suggest that celebrities should expect this invasion of privacy. just because i'm a public figure, just because i'm an actress, does not mean that i asked for this. it does not mean that it comes with the territory. it's my body and it should be my choice. and she talks about the moment she had to share the news with her father. when i have to make that phone call to my dad and tell him what's happened i don't care how much money i get for "the hunger games," it's not worth it. she's not just angry at the hackers. the 24-year-old has a message for any one who searched for the photos. anybody who looked at the pictures, you are perpetuating a sexual offense.
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you should cower with shame. i didn't tell you that you could look at my naked body. lawrence also tells "vanity fair" she was in a long distance relationship at the time and the pictures were for her boyfriend. when she learned they were posted on line her first emotion was fear, she was worried what effect it would have on her career. >> i'm happy she's speaking up and in such an assertive way. >> i think she had to tell her dad we can relate, you can relate to that. >> can you imagine. how humiliated. >> thank you very much. up next, the hottest trend in business travel, letting people avoid hotels and get a taste of home. >> on trending, some of the biggest names in music coming together for a special recording of a beach boys classic. the message behind the music. first, these messages. and then those categories change every few months. one month it's the "gym"... next month it's movie theaters?!
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texas, for a conference. they're staying in a three-bedroom condo, discovered on the website air bnb, helping renters rent out their homes. >> we're able to rent one air bnb unit and share the space together. >> reporter: a search engine devoted solely to business travelers. the owner of this austin condo is booked six months in advance and says it's especially useful when big events come to town. >> not enough hotels here to accommodate everybody. that's where air bnb has stepped in. >> reporter: the business travel company, concour, has seen a 20% increase in the use of air bnb. >> sometimes they can find a really good deal on air bnb in places they doesn't expect it. >> here you for $140, you can get a modest hotel room with a couple of beds like this one. or for the same amount of money you can get a place like this, which has a living area,
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bedroom, bathroom and a kitchen, all of it a major draw for business travelers. >> huge. i'm going to say 80% of my tenants are business travelers. >> reporter: air bnb's rapid growth presents a challenge still trying to figure out how to regulate and tax the rentals. critics call them illegal hotels that are hurting the supply of affordable housing but lauren auburn and company see it as a way to help the local economy. >> it's giving us a lot more space than what we would get in the hotel. >> reporter: letting a virtual innkeeper leave the light on. joe friar, nbc news, los angeles. >> a lot of hotels not happy about that. >> big competition. >> no question about it. shining a light on our troops overseas. the laughs al shared with jay leno and other friends on the first-ever al roker "today" show uso tour. up next, why is carson -- is that your happy dance? there we go. more right after this.
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join the movement. this song will never, ever die. it's a great classic. let's join carson in the orange room. he is wrapping up a special project. >> there we go. >> oh, yeah. >> we joined the popular social initiative, 100 happy days. today marks day 100. we've been keeping an album of all our days here on our facebook page, shots from the studio, shots you've sent us. really cool stuff there. day one, natalie in brazil. >> fun. >> little celebration there. >> that was a happy day. >> and some of the most favorited ones, al and ariana grande, the most liked shot on facebook of our 99 days so far. on twitter, this was national elephant day. guess that exists.
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people love that one. >> and here on instagram, baby vale's foot. today is day 100. what shot is going to go there? send us one. what's making you happy today? my new personalized chucks. and the blood moon orange and vodka making me happy. back to you. >> we need to visit. >> too happy today, carson, but that's cool. good for you. >> he's still dancing. >> i've never seen him that happy. that's a real drink. ahead, what's the cost of your engagement ring, what it may reveal about your marriage. plus glen campbell's family gives us a glimpse inside his battle with alzheimer's disease. >> and fleetwood mac on our concert series tomorrow. woman: everyone in the nicu -- all the nurses wanted to watch him
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very good morning. 7:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. following break news in san francisco. one person was found dead, after a small boat crashed into a pier in the mission bay neighborhood. it happened two hours ago at pier 52. one body was recovered at scene. no one else was believed to be on board. we do have a crew headed to the scene. we'll bring you an update as soon as the story comes into the newsroom. a stanford professor won the nobel prize in chemistry. willi william moerner and colleagues figured out how you he hance what you see in a microscope. he will share the prize with eight germ. chemist and another american. check the forecast with christina. >> good morning. i want to show you this cool time lapse from tiburon from friends at weather underground. before the sun was up all the
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way, you can see clouds come in organized, then the sun comes up and, watch this, you can see what happens. burn-off taking place. and fog clears from the top down. that's a cool time lapse to show you a little science this morning. 77 degrees on the east shore. you'll be 80 degrees for today on the peninsula. 88 degrees for the north bay. 84 in the south bay. and you know what? it's not too bad out there in the tri-valley but i have to tell you, close to 90, even cooler through tomorrow. >> you showed them fog clearing from the top down. welcome to down. this is the golden gate bridge where we have that. but it's not a major issue. people expect it right here and a smooth flow of traffic. north bay, slower drive, novato, into to san rafael, fog in upper corner, orange. slower drive west 558 oh harborway, car fire toward the bridge. toward fremont and south bay,
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new crash at 880. >> another update in a half hour. insurance companies are spending millions of dollars trying to mislead you about the effects of proposition 46. well here's the truth: 46 will save lives. it will save money too. i'm bob pack, and i'm fighting for prop 46 because i lost my two children to preventable medical errors and i don't want anyone else to lose theirs. the three provisions in 46 will reduce medical errors and protect patients. save money and save lives. yes on 46.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, glen campbell's courage. >> i ain't done yet. >> the legendary musician and his family open up about his brave battle with alzheimer's. >> he's still glen campbell and he still loves and feels and expresses joy and sadness. plus al in afghanistan. >> we're going to have a good show, clean show, fun show. here we go! >> he and his all-star lineup are back with a behind-the-scenes look at their special uso show for men and women in uniform. ♪ and if you don't love me now >> and mac is back. fleetwood mac reunites for a tour and talk about making music for the first time in nearly two decades as we prepare for them 3
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hoy miércoles 8 de octubre del >> yeah. >> whoo! >> we're back now 8:00 on a wednesday morning, the 8th day of october, 2014. a beautiful day here in new york city.
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i'm matt lauer along side tamron hall. al, 24 thundershowhours from no >> one of these areas -- >> filled with the sounds and the people of fleetwood mac. >> cannot wait. >> great lineup. great show. they kicked off in minneapolis. people are still talking about how good they sound. better than ever. to have that clear on the plaza it's going to be worth the trip if you live in the area. >> let's head inside to natalie for a check of the top stories. >> hey, guys, good morning once again. an ebola survivor has now donated his blood to help the american photo journalist who is battling the disease. kate snow is in omaha. kate, good morning. >> natalie, good morning. dr. kent brantly was the very first american to be brought from liberia and treated for ebola in the u.s. he, of course, survived. so he got a phone call from doctors here in nebraska asking him to donate his blood. he happened to be on a road trip at the time, pulled over in kansas city. now his blood has been flown here and will be administered to the patient here, ashoek ka
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mukpo today. the hope is that the antibodies in the blood from brantly will help him fight off this disease. he is also getting an experimental drug. the same drug that's being give ton the patient in dallas. that patient's family along with jesse jackson went to the hospital on tuesday to try to visit. they weren't allowed near him. it's said that duncan is still in critical condition. his college-age son spoke out for the first time last night saying, he wanted people's prayers, and thanking the hospital for keeping his dad alive. natalie? >> kate snow for us in omaha. thank you, kate. the fbi is asking the public to help them identify a masked man who appears in an isis propaganda video released on the internet last month. he speaks both english and arabic and officials believe he may be from the united states or canada. he's shown presiding over what appears to be the execution of syrian prisoners. search teams have found the body of an air tanker pilot who crashed while fighting a california wildfire.
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the tanker lost radio contact near yosemite national park late tuesday and then dropped off radar. a hiker said the plane was dropping fire retardant when it crashed near a rocky cliff and then exploded. the ntsb is now investigating. about 50 people were evacuated with 26 cars of a freight train derailed tuesday in saskatchewan, canada. railroad officials say petroleum products spilled from two of the cars and caught fire. nobody was injured. hazmat crew is now on scene cleaning up today. the person who bought some of the most famous hair in america remains a mystery this morning. the anonymous buyer paid $37,000 for a pair of braids clipped from the head of country music legend willie nelson. they were part of a wailen jennings estate auction. the red braids were given to jennings back in 1983 at a party thrown by johnny cash to celebrate jennings' move to sobriety. it's a nice do for those braids. let's get another check of the weather with mr. roker. al? >> thanks so much, natalie.
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well, somebody is now double digits. what's your name? >> grace. >> where are you from? >> pennsylvania. >> very nice. and ten years old today. well congratulations. >> thank you. >> very nice. who's here with you? >> my mom, my aunt -- >> well it worked out okay then. hope you get something else though. this is nothing. but thank you for being here. let's show you what we've got going on right now. a lot of wet weather making its way from the remnants of simon through phoenix. some showers. some heavier storms. could be some flash flooding. we're going to be watching that. here in the northeast. we've got clear skies in new york. wet weather around boston and on into northern new england we're looking at a few showers. look the sun is coming out now that the rain has moved through there, as well. so your afternoon commute is going to be fine. rest of the country, wet weather in the southwest. beautiful day in the pacific net. some showers around western new york. look for fog down through the central gulf coast. hit or miss showers and thunderstorms down in central and southern florida.
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miami, looking to deal with the king side that's going on right 8:05. good morning to you. low clouds are burning off quickly, but we're still going to see a strong southwesterly flow for today, meaning a comfortable day, beautiful conditions to get outdoors. we are going to heat up temperatures into this weekend, but not by much. we're not talking about a return of the triple digits. for today, 80 degrees for the peninsula. 84 degrees in the south bay. next couple days, continued cooling. pronóstico del clima. look how bright these things are. >> oh, my goodness. >> are those brand new? >> these are from deborah turner that i brought upstairs for the birthday gift for the orange room. >> sorry guys. >> and i love your name -- >> on the shoes. >> it's cool. >> i can jog at night safely now. >> very sweet. all right. thank you very much. a remarkable cover of a classic
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because small is huge. we're back with what's trending today. i have a feeling half of you will love this first story, the other half, you'll hate this. when it comes to engagement rings, a new study suggests the bigger the diamond, the shorter the marriage. ladies, don't shoot the messenger. >> okay. >> this is based on legitimate research done by carson and emory university. they crunched the data and said people who tend to spend a lot not only on the ring but also the wedding end up divorced. having more guests at your wedding and a honeymoon. so big weddings, having a lot of people helps your marriage, but spending a lot and getting a big
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rock does not help. >> it's more about the statement the couple is making. >> guys right now watching this are collectively going, yes! see, honey, it's small for a reason. >> we're talking about the ring, right? >> oh, yeah. >> al? >> i just had a question. >> and on we go. >> and on we go. today is a big day for our friend friends at "people" magazine. i'm blushing. they're marking their 40th anniversary and doing something special. taylor swift. does it look familiar? "people" got taylor to replicate their first magazine of mia farrow. >> you recognize andy sandberg and seth meyers. >> that's great. >> this is how it compares to the original, if you needed a
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comparison. of course, first names that come to mind are -- >> not betty white and bob newheart? >> no. >> that's who we have here in that photo. you can see more of these on our website. what a great idea. >> can you possibly put the "e.t." one back? that would have been a great halloween costume back in the day. which one would you have wanted to be? >> god only knows, right? classic recorded by the beach boys. so fantastic, back in 1966. now co-founder of the beach boys, brian wilson, teaming up with some of the biggest names in music to remake this classic. ♪ i may not always love you as long as there are stars above you you'll never need to doubt it
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i'll make you so sure about it ♪ ♪ god only knows what i'd be without you god only knows what i'd be without you god only knows what i'd be without you ♪ >> so many stars packed into one video. one direction, stevie wonder, elton john, pharrell williams. to help children in need. if you would like to know more about that or see the video in its entirety, go to today.com. it came out so great. >> introducing to the voices. >> and the right song, too. >> perfect song for kids. >> brian williams, that would have been the -- >> i said brian williams? >> you got it right the first
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time. >> can't get brian williams out of my head. as you know, al teamed up with the uso and familiar faces to put on a show for our troops in afghanistan. >> jay leno, kevin eubanks, craig robinson and iliza shlesinger. i think we gave our troops a few hours of laughs but what they gave us in return will last a lifetime. central command for operation enduring freedom. it can be a stressful and dangerous place for the thousands of american soldiers stationed there. our uso mission? bring them a little bit of home and, hopefully, a few laugh. >> thank you for being here for our great soldiers. >> happy to be here. >> four hours to show time, boys. first we have to pull off this little thing we call the "today" show. >> let's go to al at bagram air field in afghanistan. >> we want to shine a light on the uso and all the work that
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they do. minutes off the air, we're told to hit the direct. indirect rocket fire drives home just how dangerous it can be here. first, we heard a couple of siren blasts, we all had to get down. then another siren and everybody is like, get into the bunker. we've not heard the all-clear yet. we're in the bunker. the all clear sounds just in time for our show. >> we're going to have a good show, clean show, fun show. here we go. >> yeah. >> clean show. >> a clean show. >> no. it's going to be a good show, though! >> one, two, three. uso! >> a great shout out to al roker. >> thank you. first of all, god bless you and thank you for your service to this country. sblae ladies and gentlemen, kevin eubanks. this is my first uso tour.
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without further ado, a man who is late night television, a man who i called and said we're going to afghanistan, will you be there? he said you tell me when. ladies and gentlemen, jay leno! >> you know competitive eating is now a sport in america? it's a sport. this is the only country in the world where eating 300 chicken wings makes you an athlete. >> after a few more jokes unfit for morning tv -- [ bleep ] here is a horrible joke. [ bleep ]. >> it's time to send a little love to the ladies. >> iliza shlesinger. >> when we park the car, it's very important we park the car. okay. i'm in 4s let me remember that. we all rely on girl gps, for those of you who don't know consists of one girl doing this.
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um, i feel like it's this way. >> then to bring home the night -- >> give it up for comedian, musician and all-around sex symbol, craig robinson! mr. craig robinson knocks it out of the park singing blues about bagram. ♪ i'm in bagram ♪ you've lost that lovin' feelin' now it's gone gone gone ♪ >> an experience of a lifetime. >> you are always in our thoughts and our hearts and we are so incredibly proud of you. >> an inspiration that we had just from seeing you live your life and do what you do. thank you so much. thank you. >> you're the heartbeat of this country.
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a night full of laughter, honor and pride. ♪ and the home of the brave >> thank you! >> craig robinson, ladies and gentlemen! >> awesome. >> great job. >> bravo. >> that's amazing. >> it was -- again, jay leno, when i called him, he said when? just showed up. iliza shlesinger, craig robinson, kevin eubanks. he has a terrific voice and is funny. the soldiers, one of them came up to me and said, you know what? this is the first thing i've had to smile about in two months and this other soldier said i forgot where i was for two hours. that's why we were there. >> think of the moms and the dads and the kids left behind and the sacrifices they're
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making. >> an annual event now? >> we're hoping to. >> that's right, you should. >> we would love to do it. we would love for you to help us support the uso and our troops. please go to crowdrise.com/roker and donate, because every -- everything we can do to help these troops. it's just not enough. >> way to shine a light, al. >> amazing. up next, a look at music legend
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it's 8:19. more than 5 million americans have alzheimer's disease and that number is growing. cynthia mcfadden is here with one star that's trying to change the perception of this devastating disease. cynthia, nice to see you. good morning. >> always good to see you, matt. when 78-year-old glen campbell was diagnosed with alzheimer's three years ago, he decided he wanted to do something about the stigma and shame that is often accompanied with the dreaded disease. the result is a powerful new documentary already surrounded by oscar buzz. >> who is that? >> it's you, honey. >> it is a scene played out in millions of home. >> that's me there? no kidding. >> alzheimer's. taking away the most precious of memories. this time, it's music legend glen campbell. >> this indicates in all likelihood your difficulties are due to alzheimer's. >> reporter: devastating news
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that would have meant the end for most entertainers. >> i ain't done yet. just tell him that. >> good evening, ladies and gentlemen. i'm glen campbell. it's knowing that your door is always open and your past is free to walk. >> a dazzling career. >> entertainer of the year, glen campbell. ♪ like a rhinestone ko bcowboy ♪ >> reporter: not just going public with the diagnosis, but heading out on 151 stop farewell tour with his three kids, his wife in the wings of the show. >> it was a high wire act, holding your breath. is he going to be able to make it through the night? >> who are these people over here? oh, yeah, there they are. >> reporter: to make the stakes even higher, he invited filmmakers to come along. the result, a raw and emotional new documentary "glen campbell: i'll be me."
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>> he asked us to make the movie and i know he wanted us to tell the gnarly truth. showing the audience what this man is up insurgence what 44 million people are up against worldwide. >> how is the alzheimer's, glen? >> i gave him the left hook. >> at some points he doesn't recognize his own children. he can play the guitar like nobody's business. >> the doctors all told us it was good for his brain. >> what does it feel like to be up on that stage with him? >> in spite of his limitations, he can still get out there and play his butt off and smile and entertain people. he's just the kind of guy that makes you want to root for him. >> one of my favorite moments on stage is where you and your father duel. >> that was so much fun. i remember the first time we kind of did it. you know, he was probably going easy on me.
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so honest on stage and i think people loved that he wasn't hiding anything. >> reporter: during the tour, the disease was in the early stages but two years ago, campbell had to quit performing. we visited him just last week. the disease is now in late stage six. stage seven is the end of the road. can glen still play the guitar? >> it comes and goes. some days he gives us a big surprise. he will pick it up and we're like, whoa, where did that come from? >> reporter: conversation is no longer possible but the music is still in the man. >> he's still glen campbell and he still loves and feels and expresses joy and sadness. he really made himself vulnerable because he wanted to make a difference. ♪ i'm still here but yet i'm gone ♪ >> reporter: one final good-bye song recorded nearly two years ago. the video released just this week ♪ all the hurts and all the
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pain ♪ >> the words the painful truth. ♪ i'm not gonna miss you >> wow! that's incredible. must have been an incredible experience for. >> you incredible to be with him. we spent about 40 minutes. he is now in a memory care facility outside nashville. his doctor said last spring that he really needed 24-hour care for his own safety and comfort. but his wife, kim, tells us she goes almost every single day, gives him a bath, feeds him and he lights up when he sees her. >> this documentary is going to touch a lot of people and do a lot of good to kind of make people feel aleast they're not alone in this battle. >> precisely. so often people are ashamed of this memory loss. what he was trying to do -- and he said early on when he was still able, i want to hit this disease in the head and i want everyone to see what it's really like. it's so powerful. >> and amazing he can still, on certain days, pick up the guitar and play. >> good news.
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i asked the doctor who is the head of the alzheimer's at the mayo. he said people can hit a golf ball late in the disease. they can't keep score. >> thank you very much. coming up, fleetwood mac tomorrow on our plaza. and giada
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good morning, i'm laura garcia-cannon. we are following breaking news out of dallas. that's where an ebola patient has died. thomas duncan succumbed to the disease this morning. more on this story during our next newscast at 11:00 and any updates we have, you can see them here. also a pilot killed in a plane crash while fighting a fire. investigators say he was based out of the hollister attack base. his body will be removed from the crash site this morning. tragedy there. let's take a look at the morning commute with mike. >> starting in fremont where we have a slower drive right here,
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approaching mission boulevard, south 880, look at the traffic coming into this area, as well. very slow drive continuing down into union city, starting to ease up as everybody shifts past the bridge. slow through sunol, as well as a new crash at sunol boulevard, but no injuries there. slow right around the 880 interchange. along the usual suspects either side of the bay, typical pattern, heavy volume of traffic. back to you. >> all right. another update in half an hour. see you then.
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>> back now at 8:30 on a wednesday morning, the 8th day of october, 2014. coming out to say hi to some of the nice people in our plaza. and we are all counting down. >> yes. >> 24 hours from now, we'll be out here, getting ready for some great music from that band right there, the legendary fleetwood mac. >> speaking of counting down, these teachers, right here, 362 years of teaching combined.
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>> that's 3 2/3 smuckers jars. >> thank you, al. lester holt caught up with fleetwood mac recently before taking the stage together in more than 16 years. take a look at what giada is cooking up in the kitchen. an updated twist to your mom's old casserole recipe, anything covered in cheese and sauce. >> it's all about the layer. >> i thought it was all about the bass. let's get a check of the weather from al roker. >> let's show you what we've got going on. for "today," wet weather making its way into the southwest. remnants of simon bringing rain there, beautiful day along the midatlantic coast. texas going to be toasty today. for tomorrow, more toasty weather in the texas area. i like texas toast.
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sunshine in the southeast. rain makes its way into the mid mississippi river valley. another gorgeous day in the pacific northwest. plenty of . i'll be talking about what the government is doing in 8:32. good morning, i'm meteorologist christina loren. i want to show you this time lapse from tiburon, where we have pretty good looking low clouds. we are going to see some changes. temperatures are going to end up in the upper 70s, to low 80s and it's going to be comfortable out there, but we have some big changes coming your way through the weekend. we're going to warm you up, then as we head throughout the next couple days after that, cooling you off with some rain on the way by next thursday. >> that's your latest weather. i had no idea. did you? that's national pierogie day. >> all right. bring us the pirogie's over
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here. we have to work out first. "today's" lifestyle and fitness correspondent, jenna wolfe. you showed us yesterday how easy it is to pack on 500 calories. and you'll show us how to burn out 100 in minute. >> even more, yes. this is my pyramid workout. this is ten exercises. as you decrease in reps, you increase in difficulty. ten exercises. first one you do 100 reps, then 90, then 80. ten folks are doing all the exercises for 2 1/2 straight minutes, guys. i'm really proud of you. as you get less and less reps, you're getting harder and harder with the workout. >> do you want to run down some of them for us? >> we're starting with butt kickers. the goal is to work every single muscle in the body. by the time you get to the end of this workout at the end of ten minutes, you've worked every muscle, burned a number of calories.
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it starts off relatively ease which 100 reps of butt kickers. you go down, halfway down, you see we're ♪ this is an nbc news special report. good morning. i'm eriair derica hill in new y. thomas duncan who came to the united states and was the first case of ebola to be diagnosed and confirmed here in the u.s. has died. the hospital where he was being treated in dallas, texas health presbyterian announced he fought courageously in their words but at 7:r5 1 a.m., succumbed to what the hospital called an insidious disease. ebola, we want to go live now to nbc news ron mott who is at the hospital where that news broke not long ago. ron, good morning. >> reporter: erica, sad news indeed. we are getting word of this the last ten minutes that mr. duncan
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did pass away. a lot of questions now going forward. particularlily the first visit he made to the hospital here on september 26th with those symptoms of ebola. told the hospital staff that he had traveled here in liberia. they sent him away with antibiotics and he came back here with an isolation and he passed away. his mom and family and any neph and other family members came down from north carolina and able to see him physically through a conference call. yesterday, they wanted to come back to see him but the mother said it was a little too difficult for her. he had been in a medically induced coma and thought he would pull through but the shocking word this morning he passed away. >> we should point out the hospital is saying that the 48 other dallas residents, they have been monitoring who had possible contact have not shown any signs of the disease. this there has been much talk about thomas eric duncan how he
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got here and about travel into the united states from west africa. pete williams is standing by now in washington with more on the potential changes coming what we are hearing from the government on that front. pete, good morning. >> reporter: starting today, the government will now do more screening of people who have been to the countries in west africa where ebola is more, a most prominent. they will be questioned when they arrive. their temperatures will be taken, they will be asked to fill out a if he yquestionnaire. the government will track people and keep them informed and given this card that tells them about ebola and if they come in contact with a person with ebola took take their temperature twice a day. they have instructions on the card what to do and contact the cdc for the full protocols how to handle someone who might have been ebola. >> that is one of the official concerns. thomas eric duncan went to the hospital in dallas and sent home
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and went home and coming back in the days that followed. the government has been getting a little bit of flak on that as well. how prepared are you hearing is not only the cdc but in terms of the cdc reaching out in other areas ahead of potentially someone coming in? >> reporter: always the problem of an outbreak like this. some people, medical experts who question how effective this effort to screen people at the border will be given that someone who wants to come to the united states and take advantage of better medical care here can reduce their fever before they leave by taking common over-the-count prescription makes medications and they hope to get a better handle on the people who may have been exposed and encourage those people to look after their own health and get to a doctor if they feel any symptoms. >> we will have continuing coverage today throughout the day on nbc news.com. head there for the very latest
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updates and also complete coverage this evening on nbc "nightly news." thomas eric duncan has diedpron morning in dallas. i'm erica hill. catch us at nbc news.com. audier a treat. amazing. 50 years, selling more than 100 million records. and they found ways to stay together despite a long history of affairs, divorces and breakups within the band. giving them a chance to revisit the sound track of their lives. ♪ don't don't break the spell ♪
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>> 20,000 fans are witnessing a piece of rock 'n' roll history, 16 years in the making. christine mcvee behind her keyboard, with one of the best-selling bands of all time. >> i feel really at home. i felt like a family on stage. it was just great. >> welcome back, chris! >> reporter: it's a homecoming some believed would never happen. in 1998 mcvee left fleetwood mac and the other four members moved on without her. >> what we did over the last 16 years, we had to make fleetwood mac relevant without chris if we were going to continue to play. so we did. >> reporter: earlier this year, the band announced mcvee's return and in march they were back in the studio. >> it's reignited something in all of us, i think. really profound ♪ i want to be with you
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everywhere ♪ >> she used the six weeks of rehearsals to prepare her voice and body for a 2 1/2 hour show. >> when the five of us walk out on stage that first night it's going to be chaos and it's going to be fantastic. >> getting so excited for the fleetwood mac show tonight at target center. >> reporter: minneapolis, the first stop on a 34-city tour. >> it's sort of a huge day for us. >> reporter: two hours before the show, a meet and greet with fans, spanning multiple generations. you really must come away with this incredible appreciation of people like myself. fleetwood mac was the sound track to my growing up. >> the audience itself is going through a highly emotive performance themselves, being triggered by you. it's really a two-way performance. that's what resonates in that hall. and it's very profound. >> two minutes till show time. two minutes. >> reporter: backstage, a little nervous energy. a few hugs and kisses.
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and it's time to rock 'n' roll. ♪ listen to the wind blow watch the sun rise ♪ >> did you feel the audience building you up last night? >> the adrenaline was palpable. it was astounding. the power that the audience has drives you on. >> reporter: some people who may not have seen you perform before might be taken aback in concert because this is hard rock 'n' roll. >> that's true. and it makes for that much more reason to come see us live. this is a beautiful new chapter in the saga of this band. ♪ keep us together >> the band has recorded new material they won't be playing it on this tour, which is all about their greatest hits. when christine decided she wanted to come back, stevie nicks told her you need to
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train. she meant go to a trainer. she stands at the keyboard for three hours. >> you try to sing a couple of songs in a row, you're out of breath. that's a long time. have we told you they're going to be here tomorrow morning? >> is that tomorrow? >> 24 hours from now they'll be back with a concert on our plaza for a big crowd. lester will be back in our next hour. he will have a one-on-one conversation with stevie nicks. check that out. and catch fleetwood mac in concert tomorrow morning. up next, giada, sharing some of her favorite fall recipes. we'll get to that. but first this is "today" on
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all right. 8:44. back to do a little cooking with our friend and chef and contributor giada de laurentiis. spilling the secrets on how to make perfect casseroles while adding her italian flair. welcome back. >> hi. >> it's good to see you. it's fall. >> i need to get a head start. >> it's casserole time.
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why do you love these cipes? down in front. that's all right. why do you love these recipes? >> actually in italy, we make casseroles as well. you can prep them the day before and take all the ingredients, leftover pasta, veggies, layer them with cheese. cheese is the secret. >> these get a bad rap. it's a casserole. >> that word is not very sexy. >> right. >> but i think with the right ingredients and lots of color and ooey, gooey creaminess, which you'll have in yours for sure, can you really revamp them. >> we're making two separate recipes. >> this is my side. >> doing a pesto casserole and i'm doing a cheesy vegetable. >> creamy white sauce vegetable one and i'm doing a pasta, turki and red sauce. >> where do we start? >> it's all about the layers? >> it's all about the layers. i like making them in a glass baking dish so you can see the layers. make them the day before. put a little sauce on the
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bottom. >> you start with flour and butter. add milk. i added a bunch of cheese and you thicken it together. take all your veggies -- i like to layer the vegetables. zucchini down first. spread them out. it doesn't matter. once it's all baked it doesn't matter. >> we're going to take a couple of short cuts but you'll get the idea. >> you can grill your veggies indoor or outdoor or you can roast them in the oven or take leftover vegetables. sometimes i do this with squash, lots of different vegetables i have leftover. i'm making mine with pasta. penne and tossing it in store-bought pesto. you can take any sauce you want. >> i was going to put another layer of sauce on that. >> you didn't put all the zucchini down. you only went halfway. >> how long has it been since you've been here? i haven't been yelled at this way in at least a month. >> you want to do your own, now
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you get to do your own. otherwise i'll do it for you. i put my pasta down. now i'm putting my turkey down. >> do i put another layer of the sauce down? >> yes. >> one stray zucchini in there. >> that's fine. just go. peppers on top of that. >> do you like different textures in the layers as well? >> yes. color and texture in everything. that's why i do zucchini, peppers and red onions. but then again, you know, you could do cauliflower and broccoli. put cream sauce and a little cheese, you're good to go. if you were having a dinner party, you could do two casseroles, prep them the day before, bake them. and a salad. you're done. look how pretty it looks. >> cheese is not just for the people who like the taste of cheese. it's a binding agent, too, isn't it? >> it is. a great casserole, whatever cheese you like. i'm using mozzarella and parm because i'm italian. you could use cheddar, whatever
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ingredients your family likes. the idea is to change up sort of leftovers and make them into a new dish or create a new dish all together like we did today. >> is there any way to make this one a little healthier? the vegetables are healthy but that sauce will send you right to the emergency room. >> i didn't say eat the whole thing, matt. >> okay. >> it's all about portions. is there a way to make it healthier? sure. you could use low-fat milk. you could use almond milk. but you have to use a little bit of fat in there. you still have to use some cheese. >> beautiful. you pop it in the oven. how long do these cook? >> about 20 minutes, 400 degrees or 30 minutes for 375. >> look at the way they come out looking. giada, thank you. good to have you back. >> i'll finish
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>> announcer: small acts, big impacts on "today" is brought to you by wells fargo. together, we'll go far. well, last month we asked you to send in your nominations for our small act, big impact contest. we introduce to our winner this morning, gayle hortman.
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>> he is hooked. >> i've been fishing probably 36 years of my life. it's a strong passion of mine. make sure no one is behind you. >> not just for fishing. >> and let go like that. >> but for teaching, too. >> i like to see them catch something and bring it in. >> reporter: growing up on the allegheny river in pennsylvania, his grandfather, who shared his passion, passed away last year. his dying wish? place his fishing rods in good hands. he said you can keep what you can use. whatever you don't use, just give away to whoever needs them. >> reporter: that's when he began to fix them with a purpose in mind. >> these are the good poles and they're all ready to go for action. >> reporter: he gives them away to the young, hoping they'll trade their x-boxes for tackle boxes. >> it makes you happier, i think, than playing angry birds. >> reporter: his wife, shannon, keeps count. so far 328 poles.
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>> reporter: dale is trying to give them something different to do and the kids are responding to it. >> reporter: he started reeling them in. >> it's a great thing to do with friends. >> reporter: most of the poles are now donated. he buys materials for repairs, making a difference one rod at a time. >> it's kind of him to do that and it's caring. >> no one else would do that for us. >> reporter: for "today," craig melvin, nbc news, new york. >> thanks, craig. out on the plaza with us, dale hortman, nominated by his wife, shannon. good to see you. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> watching that piece. you made the repairs for the rods despite having eye cancer. this is life changing for you. >> yes. yes, it is. great direction. >> was it a healing for you in the way as well? >> yes. i was able to complete what i started out to do. >> fantastic. >> it is tough having one eye and trying to do a lot of the
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ties and everything. it's very -- >> therapeutic? >> therapeutic for myself, too, yeah. >> and, shannon, you nominated dale. >> i did. >> you have to be so proud. >> i am. he used to be a humble man and i'm the pr person i go on facebook and asks for more lures and rods. i read a book while he's fishing. >> good points to the table. >> behind every successful man is a woman rolling her eyes. >> no pun intended. we would like to welcome michelle lee from wells fargo, the sponsor of small act, big impact contest. we heard you needed a few things. >> atwells fargo, we believe the small acts such as yours make a big difference in our community. >> thank you. >> we believe that small is
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huge. so, thank you. >> a ton of them over there. we have another surprise, because this is the "today" show. we go big. okay? i know that, dale often uses his own money to repair those rods. so wells fargo is also giving a $50,000 check. >> thank you for making a difference. >> oh, my gosh! >> that's a lot of lines. >> that's a lot of lines. dale, thank you. >> very great, tamron. thank you very much. now to "today's" special birthday wishes from our friend, willard scott. hey, willard. >> hey, new york. for just 150 down, you can get this beautiful home here for a nice vacation place. you will love t cornelia
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vanderbilt liked it. virginia fries, avondale. beautiful garden. everything she grows, she eats. that makes sense. floyd koerner, from michigan. 100 years old. his favorite thing in life is pizza. he eats it all the time. kept him healthy all these years. this is adolph wolff, 100 years old today. he says he has lived this long because every day he knocks off some smuckers jam and/or jelly. you knew he would get on the show. well, that's it, new york. you're doing a great job up there. i watch you all the time. you're my favorite morning show. that, k to new york. willard. >> that's true. >> thanks very much. what have you guys got coming up in the next hour? >> we're going to take a little bit more look at t jennifer lawrence story. she went out publicly and talked
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about her hacked pictures. >> that's right. and also we've got more of your uso tour. >> that was incredible. ul 8:56, i'm laura garcia-cannon. police investigating a deadly boat crash in san francisco. officers recovered a body at the scene, they believe the boat sunk. no one else was believed to be on that boat. on a much lighter note, giants and their fans waking up all smiles this morning.
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the team beat the washington nationals tonight, advancing to the championship series. the giants head to st. louis for game one on saturday. the winner of that matchup will go on to the world series. let's hope they do it. another update in half an hour or so. hope to see you then. have a good morning.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today." it's wednesday morning, a beautiful wednesday morning, i don't mind saying, october 8th, 2014. good-looking crowd out on our plaza. i'm willie geist along with al, natalie and tamron. have we stepped up our flower game lately? >> we actually have flowers now. we never have flowers. >> are they for you? >> hoda and kathie lee. >> that looks familiar. >> i don't think they're real. >> they're not? we've not had flowers before? >> those are real. >> are they real? >> they're lovely. >> they're really real. >> they're real. >> it's the little things in
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life. >> that we don't even notice. >> there are other things on this set that are fake but the flowers are real. >> wow! >> i'm a little offended. >> just thought i would -- >> anything you want to share? >> yeah. i had some pec implants. >> it's working. >> there are so many things i could say here and none of them are good. >> wow! >> not a moment too soon. let's talk jennifer lawrence. she's on the cover of the new issue of "vanity fair," online today, hits newsstands tomorrow. she's talking about the scandal where the photos were leaked out against the will of jennifer lawrence and many other celebrities. she speaks out very strongly. she says, among many other things, it's not a scandal. it's a sex crime. it's a sexual violation. it's disgusting. she goes on to say anybody who looked at those pictures, you are perpetuating a sexual offense. you should cower in shame.
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jennifer says us just because i'm a public figure, just because i'm an actress does not mean i asked for this. it does not mean it comes with the territory. it's my body and it should be my choice. she put out a statement when this first happened. but this she really came out guns blazing. >> i was so proud of her for speaking out about this. because, i mean, so many people are affected by this. and it's true, that because she's a celebrity people put her in that box that, well, you know, why not look at that? but it's true. i mean, by looking at those photos, you are perpetuating that. i agree, it is a sex crime. >> she says she took the photographs with her long-time boyfriend, supposed to be a private thing. >> long-distance relationship. >> long-distance relationship. >> imagine what it's like when she had to call her dad to tell him about this and i think everybody can relate -- really relate to that. she even had people that she knows and loves -- >> mher friends. >> looked at the pictures. imagine how much that hurt.
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it's the minimum amount of privacy we should all expect. some people would say just don't take those kinds of pictures. listen, it's your phone. it's your body. it's your account. how about rather than blaming the person who is taking the pictures looking at these hackers. let me tell you, if you are going through a divorce, for example, what's to stop another individual from hiring someone to try to break into your account to get information about you? what's to stop another individual who then becomes fixated? breaking into your information. you don't have to be a celebrity. >> nope. >> for someone to set their sights on your private data on your phone, on your e-mail and suddenly say i want to know what's there. it does expand past these celebrities. and it goes to cyber security. and every day we're hearing about accounts being hacked and trying to change your debit card. it's kind of a big deal. >> it's a crime, no question about that. here is another story, which i've always loved jennifer garner and ben affleck.
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>> she's amazing. >> she's so real. >> here is why we love you, jennifer. if ryan seacrest asked if it's hard on the couple when one of you has to go on a diet. >> by diet we mean bulking up and -- >> here is what she had to say. >> there's something about it whenever one of us has to be really good, the other one pudges up. i don't know why it is. but i blame my pudginess on his strict and disciplined place in life. there's something about it that just makes me like, well, i'm going to have a bon bon. i don't know. i'm going to have some ice cream. i don't want the temptation around for him and i say here, honey, let me just take care of this for you. >> let me down that. i'll take care of that. >> she's taking one for the team. >> that's sweet. i like that. >> it really goes to, if you're in a relationship or a couple and wuvone of you is really
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disciplined, i think you can go the other way. that's the excuse i use. >> first of all, we should all be as pudgy as jennifer garner. >> i was going to say. >> as she describes herself. christina and i, if one of us decides to do it, it make it is easier. >> team effort. then you do have the times where your husband, like mine, sabotages your efforts. i've been trying to be good and not drink any wine during the week. >> he tries to get you drunk? >> i try to go sunday through thursday without any drinking. and he's like, have a little glass with me, just a little glass of wine. >> romantic. he's being romantic. >> i'll have a sip but i'm trying. i'm trying something new. >> a natalie sip. >> mommy's baba. >> you snack after your kids and suddenly their lunch is all gone
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because you've eaten their cheese dips and thing. >> when your kid doesn't like the crust. >> that's my favorite. >> when leyla was younger, i'm making her a grilled cheese sandwich. and it was getting to the point where she was getting maybe a square. that's a pretty big crust. oh, that's a -- i don't know where i'm gaining this weight. i'm just having crust. >> she was getting bite sized grilled cheese. >> the portions are too big for a 35-year-old at a restaurant and you feel guilty so it's at a timer -- tater tots, chicken tenders. >> i do like tater tots. >> who can resist a tater tot? except natalie, who is disciplined. >> i'm not that good. apparently not. we've got this quiz. >> oh, yeah, the quiz. today is wednesday. we call it would you wednesday. >> that's what we're calling it? >> yes. >> i did not know that. >> you were gone yesterday.
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>> how about top it off thursday? >> you want to do this? okay. they ask you at what age will you die? that is why al is hesitant about me bringing up this quiz. a series of questions. cdc has a new report out today that the life expectancy is longer. that's great news, al. >> at what age will you die? >> 78 is the new life expectancy. >> you want to know? >> you guys took the quiz already. i didn't want to know. that's why i didn't take it. >> this is a very unscientific quiz. >> on play buzz. >> play buzz. they say even though we're living longer apparently there's a curiosity about when you're going to die. people get palm readers to find out how many kids, your lifeline. you never had someone look at the life line? of course you have. think of it along the lines of when you had someone look at why your life line. >> all right. >> the first question -- i'm going to play it on the screen.
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apparently i'm told the first question is the one that's not naughty. the rest are naughty. i have to take them in a commercial break. which meal makes your stomach growl in a good way? there's some kind of minestrone soup, a steak, sushi. salmon. >> i picked the steak. >> i'm going to go with the steak because that's exactly what would make my stomach growl. >> i picked all the healthy choices on this. >> how old were you? >> i die at 68. >> what? >> yeah. i did all the healthy things. i don't go out much. i don't drink much. >> maybe you're missing out so you're -- you need to have more fun. >> al, what did yours say? >> picked the steak dinner. >> you lived till how old? >> i lived till 103. >> what? >> i'm only 12 years away from it, so -- >> the second question, do you go out and party a lot? >> i don't know what you're talking about, all the naughty questions. >> take it down by five.
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i was being told -- >> i don't know what naughty questions are on it. >> difficult co-workers. >> that increases your life expectancy. >> al roker has shortened my life. do you go out and party a lot? not really, every chance i have. that would be every chance i have. >> i made it to 75, which i was pretty happy with. >> we have a hash tag going. i don't know what it is, though. yes age or #no age. >> do you want to know what age you would die? >> #yes age or #no age. >> there's no scientific basis whatsoever. >> it's fun. can we get on to some other polling? important data that we want to make sure -- >> oh, yeah. yeah. >> it's that time, we're reminding you once again where we are trying to help you get to vote and donate to our cause, pink or swim. remember yesterday tamron and i were tied at about 40% each as
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to who is going to get dunked on the plaza here on friday. willie and al, i don't know what's up with the guys. >> i know. >> seriously. >> they don't want to see us. >> i do. >> there are women. >> i got a tweet from a woman who said she wanted to see willie in a speedo dunked. she sent me a picture of one of the most disturb iing speedos ie ever seen in my life. they call them a banana hammock. it was a side. >> i don't know what you're talking about. >> today.com. you vote and donate at the same time. >> so why don't we do this? if we make it to $10,000 by the end of the show, let's have an agreement we will all get dunked. >> we don't have to, because you guys are leading and we're not. and it all goes to the avon foundation for women cancer
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fund-raiser. you'll be a double dip. s you look, wet weather, remnants of simon making its way up into the southwest. we're looking at heavy rain throughout phoenix and parts of arizona. this system will be pushing up and into the four corners, eventually into the rockies. as we get into the middle of the week, into the plains and the midwest, we'll be watching that. rainfall amounts anywhere from one to two inches generally. we could see isolated amounts, three to four inches, and that could make for flash flooding. over the next 48 to 72 hours, heavier rain moves in from denver, garden city, kansas city, over to st. louis. a lot of folks have to be concerned about this. also concerned, tamron and natalie, going in that water on fri
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enjoying his laugh. good morning to you, al, everybody at home. 9:11 is the time. your temperatures today are going to be comfortable. basically a repeat performance of yesterday, although i have brought the numbers up just a touch in the city for today. 70 degrees today, 77 for the east shore, south bay, comfortable, 84 degrees, so not too hot and not too cool. temperatures head off by the weekend, but the numbers will crash by next week, counting on rain by thursday. >> and that's your latest weather. dangerous signs of the enterovirus parents should be look
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some of the hot button medical stories making headline this is morning. >> here to break them down for us is dr. natalie azar, assistant professor at langone medical center and author dr. sampson davis. good to have you here. >> thanks for having us. >> let's start with the enterovirus. there's a lot of concerns about this, especially on monday when we heard the story of a 4-year-old boy in new jersey who passed away. and, sadly, it was confirmed later that he did have the enterovirus. what are the underlying concerns here? as parents, so many of us are like oh, my gosh, it's here. it's in our backyard. >> usually i'm pretty liberal with my kids about not washing their hands all the time. i'm definitely one of those mothers who says kids should play in dirt so they build up their immunity. but i've started to remind them to do a little more hand washing in school. what's concerning about this case and why we're all alittle taken aback by it is reportedly this child had no underlying
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pulmonary conditions, like asthma and things like that, which we think is a susceptibility factor here. it's affecting school-age kids but predominantly those that have an under lying pulmonary disease. per the medical examiner, it appears that the d-68 strain was the cause of this child's death and he didn't have any underlying conditions. >> the only thing they noticed the night before was the child went to sleep, stayed home for a day and, unfortunately, the outcome occurred. we're seeing a widespread of enterovirus across the country. in particular, this strand 68 is starting to show up a little more and it's more concerning. i think as dr. azar mentioned, the most important thing is hand hygiene. making sure you wash your hands after you touch doorknobs, cough into your elbow and not share utensils. >> we don't know why this strain has become so virulent now. it's been around since the 1960s. again to remind, we recommend washing with soap and water for 20 seconds, as dr. davis says, coughing into the crook of your elbow, which is something we teach our children anyway.
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washing contaminated surfaces and contaminated toys. and, most importantly, if your child does have asthma, make sure they're up-to-date on their medicines, their asthma is well controlled at any sign of difficulty breathing. we mean any wheezing, using the neck muscles or the chest muscles to help them breathe or taking more than one breath per second, get them to the doctor immediately and have them evaluated. don't second guess yourself. >> good advice for parents watching. i drew the short straw. so i'm going to ask you about this one, dr. davis. moderate weekly alcohol intake is linked to poor sperm quality in healthy young men. who judges the quality of the sperm? >> if you're wanting to have a child that's important. >> it's a great question. they did not mention this in this study. it's out of the bmj journal. they surveyed 1,200 men. they found that men who drank a moderate amount of consumption of alcohol had lower testosterone levels and lower
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sperm quality. this is not the first study that was done on sperm quality. cdc had similar findings in which they noticed mild or moderate intake may help with the dna quality of the sperm because of the antioxidant effects. so, it's confusing data. i don't know who judges the sperm and the quality. at this time right now it's hard to say. what we do know for certain is high use of alcohol is something that's very dangerous and does impact not only the sperm but your overall health. >> when you said moderate, we're talking how many drinks? >> one drink for women. two drinks for men. >> per day. >> per day. >> one for us only. >> let's talk about stress. actually, this is a surprising study. stress can actually be good for us? >> come on. >> where is this coming from? >> this is really going to be good for all the type a's listening to the show right now. >> that would be me. >> exactly. normally we associate stress with symptoms of tension headache and fatigue and all of these things. so, tlehree misconceptions abou stress that this study was
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debunking. one is that being overworked is particularly stressful. this study suggests that what we call under load or not having enough to do, boredom, for example, can cause some of the same symptoms as being overworked. the two other misconceptions that stress is unnecessarily unhealthy or bad for you, they're suggesting maybe not so much. if you have a stressful situation it teaches you to be resilient and gives you adaptive qualities. i don't know. it's a little bit sugar coating, but for a lot of us, when we feel like we have a lot to do in our busy days and we accomplished it, it gives you that positive reinforcement. stress is not always a negative thing. >> you just sold me on that. >> you did. >> i think it's total nonsense but you just told me on that. >> i want what she's having. i'll take a little stress. dr. davis, dr. azar, thank you very much. coming up next, all the news you need before you head out the door this morning. >> and a star-studded grooch xhe
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taking a look at the headlines, we begin with breaking news out of dallas. the first person diagnosed in this country with ebola has died. a spokesperson at the dallas hospital treating thomas eric duncan says he passed away this morning. duncan became ill after arriving from liberia and was initially sent home from the hospital with just antibiotics. officials say there is no sign of illness among any of the
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people he had contact with. a new study finds many big restaurant changes are introducing more lower-calorie items on their menu. the study found on average the new food an drink options have about 60 fewer calories than more traditional items. researchers say if people took in 60 fewer calories every time they eat out it would have a big impact on the nation's obesity problem. research is suggesting how much coffee you drink could be in your genes. a study in the journal "molecular sky tri" looked at data and dna from 120,000 people and found six regions of human dna that appear to be linked to coffee drinking and explains why some people can drink coffee at night and fall asleep and others can not. and an incredible picture of a great white shark who knows when to smile for the camera. look at this photo taken off the coast of south africa. the woman who snapped the toothy grin is an elementary schoolteacher from new jersey.
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i know just the thing to help you get going. power up with new cheerios protein. you're watching today in the bay. >> hi, everyone, i'm kris sanchez. it is 9:26. one person is dead after firefighters responded to a carbon monoxide alarm this morning. that alarm was reported around 5:00 at a multi-unit building. it had apparently been sounding for hours. investigators are now investigating the circumstances surrounding that death. cal fire air tankers are grounded right now as investigators look into what caused a deadly crash near yosemite. a veteran pilot crashed a tanker there yesterday afternoon. cal fire is still withholding his name. they are saying he has flown for the department for more than 13 years. his body will be removed from
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the crash site early this morning. two men arrested, expected in court this afternoon. the two from the king city area each face a felony charge of assault. video of that fight during sunday's game was posted on youtube. the victim was taken to the hospital. as of last check, he is in critical condition. a look at weather and traffic coming up.
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good morning, we're taking a look at a very tough peninsula drive. this live look doesn't look so bad. moving towards the embarcadero off-ramp where there's been a couple of crashesers but coming toward us, almost no traffic in towards university. here's the map, the jam because of a crash still blocking three of your five lanes. you're jammed up northbound. watch how this affects the south bay, rippling back, jammed
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through san jose and also west 237 coming into the area is slow and folks trying to avoid the peninsula, taking 880 southbound, which is already jammed. >> at least we have you to show us where it's slow. 80 degrees on the peninsula today. 77 for the east shore. 70 degrees, hard to beat that in san francisco. the north bay today a little on the warm side at 89 degrees. i've got to tell you as we get into the next couple days, we have changes coming your way, temperatures steadily dropping off. thursday, into friday, then warming up for the weekend. back to you. >> sounds great. we'll be back with more local news in half an hour.
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welcome back . ♪ welcome back to today, wednesday morning, october 8, 2014. i'm willy with al, natalie and tamara. little florida georgia line. >> yeah. like that. >> why are we hearing that? >> because we've got big news. >> you've got special guests waiting for you. >> head on over to the weather wall and show you what's going on. of course, florida georgia line. tyler hubbard and brian kelly. nice to see you. >> thanks for having us. >> your new album "anything goes" comes out next week. you're coming for a performance. we're so excited. >> thanks for having us. >> your song "cruise" were so huge. were you ready for how big this
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thing blew up? >> i think so man. i think we were ready. we've been blessed with the most amazing fans and country radio support helped change our life. it's been unbelievable man. >> you're going to be on the road. you ready for that? >> absolutely. doing our first headliner tour all year 2015. bringing out our buddies tom mat rhett and frankie ballot. >> that's our show. that's our motto. you tour by bus? >> yeah. >> i guess getting to europe would be hard. we've got southern delight weather for you. here we go. so, right along the florida georgia line, chattahoochie and
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78. >> orman beach baby, looking like a beach day. 84 degrees, bring shades. >> that's it. that's what mr. sun wears. florida georgia line is great. great to see you both. thank you. 9:32. good morning to go for a cruise. temperatures nice and comfortable out there. 70 degrees later on today. in san francisco, kind of a warm day shaping out for you. out in the north bay, 89 degrees there. 84 in the south bay. good news is, if you want cooler weather, coming in for the next couple days. 81 degrees by friday. weekend temperatures start to climb, but i have to tell you, winds are going to shift offshore, making some fan that's beach weather over the weekend. hey. don't forget florida georgia line back to perform for us on tuesday. that's your latest weather. >> thank you al. now to our shine the light series and al's incredible mission to afghanistan. al and a few of his friends came
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through on a promise to deliver laughs to brave troops in afghanistan. >> it was our honor and privilege to visit afghanistan. went there with jay leno, eubanks, craig robinson. all of us returned with a renewed appreciation for sacrifices made by our men and women of our armed forces. >> thousands of american forces on duty in afghanistan, bag ram airfield serves as a home very far away from home. >> this is my third time over here. there are many soldiers with way more time than that. >> we've come to put on a show. just as important the time we spend talking to soldiers, learning about what they do. >> where you from? >> fort riley but originally from new orleans. >> all right. >> that's what i look like cleaned up. >> thank you. >> if the soldier's job to keep us safe, it's our mission to
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help them forget all of that if only for a few hours. >> it's the first ever "today" show tour. . >> al roker. >> we've got a great show for you. i'm not going to take up a lot of your time. ladies and gentlemen, kevin eubanks. without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, jay leno. >> did you watch the world cup? a lot of americans think soccer is boring. i tell you something, i watch that final match of the world cup. for the first 20 minutes, it was 0-0. i turned my head away for just one hour and, boom, it was 1-0. whoo! >> after a few jokes, unfit for morning tv -- [ bleep ] [ bleep ] -- and even a few unfit for late
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night, some jokes we could air. almost. >> [ bleep ] on pinterest baby. it's a pumpkin. you're like, i'm in a war. it's a pumpkin, look! >> craig robinson jumps on the keyboard with his tunes to get everybody in the mood. ♪ here we go! ♪ i want to say -- >> it was just a few hours on stage but a lifetime of memories. >> you are truly our greatest natural resource. >> we wouldn't be anywhere without you. the fact that you do what you do so we can do what we do, there's no way we can thank you enough.
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so thank you from the bottom of our hearts. >> the least we could do for those who sacrifice so much. ♪ and the home of the brave >> thank you. >> nicely done. >> and i want to thank our team, a bunch of other folks who were over there that made this thing happen. it really was a labor of love. if you would like to support the uso go to crowdrise.com/roker to donate and support the uso and, therefore, support our troops who deserve and really should have all of our support. >> uso does so much for the support of our troops and families as well. they don't get money from the government. >> there's no money from the
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government. >> so special. >> everybody, including -- i mean, everybody. we took five, six hours, just taking pictures, signing autographs. next morning, having breakfast with the troops. again, you are filled with such pride to be with these people. >> very cool, al. nicely done, sir. coming up next, a movie getting very big attention right now, being compared to films like "the full monty" and "billy elliot," we'll the "r" word
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>> i think i'm starting to freak out slightly. >> guys, your gays have arrived. >> dominic west and ben schnetzer, two stars of the film, are with us. good morning. >> good morning. >> we heard you started to cry, that the script actually brought you to tears. why? >> i read it. it's so rare you read a script that you read straight through. i did three times and every time i cried. i knew then it was, you know, something i wanted to do. >> why did it hit you to the point of tears? >> i suppose you have to see the film. but at that point of the film it's very moving and i grew up in shefield.
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maybe it rang something in my childhood. >> and you play a real person who actually did a lot during this time. >> yeah. >> when the miners and the gays united. give us a little of the history and why you wanted to do this. >> when i first read it, i couldn't believe that i didn't know that it was a true story. i couldn't believe that it wasn't common knowledge. and i think at that time, in particular, these two communities were really being marginalized by the mainstream media and being demonized and mark kind of felt like there's strength in numbers, power in a union. so he decided to, yeah, start this campaign to show solidarity with other groups that are being oppressed and that was kind of the catalyst that kicks off this story. >> incredible. >> you grew up on the west side here in new york. and you're playing an irishman, reversing this trend of you guys coming over and taking american
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jobs, you went over to ireland. how tough was it getting that accent? >> it was tough. i watched "in the name of the father" before the audition, a million times, listening to daniel day lewis. it had nothing to do with the actor that i did in the film. once i got it, i was able to get footage of the real mark ashton, listen to that on loop and we had a great dialect coach. >> he was my dialect coach. >> there's a little bit of it left over. >> is there? i lived in london for a while. i went to school there. so i sometimes have a little bit of a -- >> little bit? >> i don't know. go see the movie. >> you absolutely nailed it, by the way, that accent. the performance is incredible. dominic, i have to ask you, the minute you stopped filming this movie, you head to the south pole. >> yes. >> with prince harry no less. >> yes. >> tell me about that experience. >> i think they shot me out of the movie early so i could get
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to capetown for wounded soldiers with prince harry. we walked or skied three weeks to the pole. we were led in by a guy, double a amputee who was leading an american soldier, who was blind, who was leading a woman with one leg. it was extraordinary. >> walking with the wounded. >> walking with the wounded. >> good for you. >> bravo. congratulations on this film. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> you can catch "pride" in select theaters now. up next, one on one with legendary singer stevie nicks. find out what she did between gigs to pay her bills. okay. that is a tease. wow! right after this. latte or au lait? cozy or cool? exactly the way you want it ... until boom, it's bedtime! your mattress is a battleground of thwarted desire. enter the sleep number bed. right now, you can save $400 on our most popular bed. he's the softy. his sleep number setting is 35. you're the rock, at 60. and snoring? sleep number's even got an adjustment for that.
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lester holt is live with more on that. >> mentoring singers on "the voice" or witches on "american horror story," in the middle of the fleetwood mac reunion tour, she's released her own solo album, tapping into a catalog of songs never released until now. stevie nicks wrote "dreams" in the middle of the emotional turmoil that turned fleetwood mac's "rumors" album into one of the best-selling of all time ♪ there you go again you say you want your freedom ♪ >> 40 years later, some of her earliiest songs from that same era are being released on 24 karat gold, songs from the vault. using the original demos, nicks recorded the new tracks in nashville over the summer. >> the first song was written in 1969. "cat house blues" ♪ i got the cat house blues >> many come from her early
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years with lindsay buckingham when she worked as a waitress and housekeeper to pay the bills between gigs. ♪ i'm tired of knocking on doors and there's nobody there ♪ >> i think "lady" was the first song i ever wrote on a piano. that was probably four, five, six, seven songs before. >> reporter: she also diagnose up some old photos hidden in a shoebooks for decades. series of selfies taken late at night on the road between 1975 and 1987, with nicks as photographer, lighting director, and model. >> i have a long cord with a button, plug it into the polaroid. put it on tripod and take pictures from 2:00 in the morning until 4:00 or 5:00. that went on for years and years and years and years. and i never really thought that anybody would ever even see these polaroids. so these all stayed in the
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shadows for the reason, to be on this sweet little record and be hand in hand with these sweet little polaroids that were so much work. but so much fun. i'm stevie nicks. >> she has moved from stage to screen, introducing herself to a whole new generation of fans, from "american horror story" -- >> i think it would be more fun for you if you were able to actually turn and look at each other. >> reporter: to "the voice," adviser on team adam. >> i would have been a really good teacher. i'm very honest and i'm going to do everything i can do to make you better. >> reporter: and this fall, nicks turns back the clock again with fleetwood mac on tour together for the first time in 16 years. >> it's going to be really beautiful. ♪ no >> stevie's new album just came out yesterday. her role as adviser on "the voice" starts monday. you can see stevie and fleetwood mac on the plaza tomorrow.
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>> are you coming in? >> yeah. i was at the garden last night for their concert. they rocked the house. three hours. crazy. >> lester, thank you. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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pop quiz, what's on the show? >> we never know. >> we do. snl rachel dratch is here. >> so cool. >> have you heard them? they are outstanding. >> who knew. 40 years, "people" magazine. >> what else? >> many, many -- >> local news and weather. >> enough to fill up an hour. i know that. >> that insurance companies are spending millions of dollars trying to mislead you about the effects of proposition 46. well here's the truth:
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46 will save lives. it will save money too. i'm bob pack, and i'm fighting for prop 46 because i lost my two children to preventable medical errors and i don't want anyone else to lose theirs. the three provisions in 46 will reduce medical errors and protect patients. save money and save lives. yes on 46. you're watching today in the bay. >> good morning, everyone, 9:56. i'm scott mcgrew. a gunman is dead, another suspect wounded and an officer on administrative leave after a shooting near at&t park, happening just moments before last night's game ended.
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officers saw three men breaking into an suv and stealing items. when they approached the suspects, the driver refused to drop the gun, leading the officer to open fire. this is the story according to police. the driver killed and a passenger suffered a nonlife threatening gunshot wound, third suspect arrested. stanford professor won the nobel prize in chemistry, william moerner and his colleagues discovered how to advance what you see under a microscope, he began teaching at stanford in 1998. he'll share the prize. let's check your weather this morning. >> hey, thank you. pretty day shaping up. not too hot, not too cold. temperatures are going to be nice and comfortable, especially around the inner bay and coast. that's because we've had low clouds to start the day, leading to a cooler temperature. then by this weekend, temperatures come way up with a
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little bit of an offshore flow taking shape. the big story, pattern change on the way for next week with the inclusion, cold weather, sierra now and rain in the bay area. we'll talk about that today at 11:00. first, mike and your drive. >> better drive for the peninsula. more traffic coming toward us, 101 on the maps, the reason why is the crash has cleared at embarcadero north of 101. slow through palo alto, but 101 drags from about the airport to past 237. 237 west still very slow, because folks are jammed up at that connection. also folks staying on 880, jam towards fremont. that's the bay area traffic, back to you. >> ripple and jam. another local news update coming up for you in half an hour.
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello, everybody. you made it to mid week. it's wednesday, october 8th and a pretty nice day out there but a great show indoors here today. we have the former "snl" star rachel dratch who is going to put on a show for us and four young guys who are known as the piano guys and they have matched unfortunate a couple of songs for their latest hit and amazing how they do this. >> yeah.
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>> it's also time for hoda's words. >> it's wednesday and today, i decided to take me there, take me there. this is my aristotle. >> or aerosmith. >> we are what we repeatedly do. that is bad news. think of your behavior day in and day out. and if you want to change your behavior, change monday. a little thing. then you'll change tuesday and then wednesday and then a week and then a month and a year. if you are dissatisfied with who you are, change one day. because we are what we -- >> take your own advice! >> because i like giving it, not taking it! >> all right. apparently we just watch. a sweet new video, remember "god only knows" by the beach boys? brian wilson. a genius. >> the bbc got a bunch of musicians together to record
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this song. stevie wonder and one direction and many others. a lot of great, great singers. they came together and take a look at this rendition. ♪ ♪ i may not always love you as long as there are stars above you ♪ ♪ you never need to doubt it i'll make you so smooth about it ♪ ♪ god only knows what i feel without you ♪ ♪ if you should ever leave me life is believe me ♪ ♪ nothing to me what could living do me ♪ ♪ god only knows what i'd be without you ♪ god only knows
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what i'd be without you ♪ ♪ god only knows. what i'd be without you ♪ ♪ god only knows what i'd be without you ♪ ♪ god only knows what i'd be without you ♪ >> the beach boys, that is a great song. they were amazing. they were so much fun live. >> all of the proceeds goes to charity and a charity called "children in need." >> yours is doing so well, hoda, woman! over a million likes? >> a million hits on it. i got to thank dr. oz too. they are doing a little thing on his show today with other kids with cancer and thank you for watching and being brave and clicking on it and all of these kids came out who are cancer survivors and we will see them later today. >> awesome. we hear so much about bullying in our world and we think it's just for the kids who are out of place or maybe overweight or have some sort of an obvious
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problem. but jessica chastain is one of the hottest actors in hollywood. you may remember her from "the help." and to two oscar nominations. she rels she was a victim of bullying. she says i was told every day at school that i was ugly and nobody wanted to be my friend. now she wants to be a cheerleader for other people that have low self-esteem and i think it's awesome she is looking her platform for that. >> i think a lot of kids who were picked on when they were younger get a thicker skin and it's difficult to get through. i think if you go through -- i remember seventh grade sitting in the front of the bus and getting picked on like all the time and i would just pray the bus would get to school. like that with was the game. get to school. >> and your name was different. >> i was a weirdo and the glass and the hair was crazy. i was a trifecta of freaky. but then you do -- you learn other skills and i wouldn't expect her to be picked on.
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>> no. >> you know, i think you either become like a bully becomes a bully because that is what they know or you become a person who such a heart for people. it's what you choose. bitter or better, hoda. >> that's what i like to say. bitter or better. let's talk about jennifer lawrence. she appears on the cover of "vanity fair." she has not spoken out about those photos that were leaked, the naked photos of her that were leaked through the icloud hacking business but she finally did in this issue of "vanity fair." she called the release of the photos a sex crime. she says it's not a scandal. it's a sex crime. her quote is just because i'm an actress doesn't mean that i asked for this. it's my body and it should be my choice. she also went on to say anybody who looks at those photos is also perpetuating a sexual offense and they should coward with same. she had to call her dad and say these pictures are coming out.
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she said had he had a long distance relationship with her boyfriend for four years. either he will look at porn or look at pictures of yourself. >> i think thereof other options. a few come to mind. she said i don't care how much money i get for "the hunger games." anybody that kind of choice or having to make a phone call to tell your dad, it's not worth it. i know she feels unbelievably vulnerable and betrayed and violated. yes, yes, yes. i don't know it's a sex crime in terms of how we define that. we in legally. i don't know. i'm sure she feels violated and that's her right to feel that way. >> i'm sure there are people who would say that's different than a sex crime. i do, i get it. you have a picture of you that you think is private, and you send it to someone and suddenly, everyone's looking at it and it has to be humiliating. >> where are the guys, it's all women expect for one guy.
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>> guys are probably the ones hacking. >> i have no interest in seeing the pictures. through all of time, nudity has been a source of great art. just a source of beauty, you know, it can be done -- i'm wondering what island of images they are. what the images are like. are they pretty, expliciexplici. i don't know. a lot of people are posing for playboy, and they're thrilled. it's all there, but i guess if you were sending it to your boyfriend for his eyes. even if it wasn't hacked on the icloud, people break up with each other then people do things to be revengeful and send pictures out like you have to be careful, period, when you're doing stuff like that. >> you have to be careful about everything, hoda, every day, you're one decision away from disaster. >> okay. >> nick cannon had a big mariah tattoo. his back had an incredible mariah tattoo on it.
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he met mariah, six weeks later they got married, then came the tattoo and the children. [ laughter ] >> then apparently the marriage broke up quickly and covered up mariah with a giant crucifix. >> which is metaphor for something, i don't know what. >> clear the marriage is over. >> we loved him, he is absolutely sweetheart of a guy. the moral of that is, you know, mom. mom. mom or your own name, you can't break up with yourself. frank will tell you, his giff right there, no, it was dumb when he was 14 which was 70 years ago. but he's never wanted to have it removed because it wasn't any good. >> you have to be careful. when you're in love, you do stupid things, that's what people do. >> i know. like it's going to be forever. >> thinks it's going to be forever. out know what's not forever either, willie nelson's braids. >> just so you know, his braids
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are now, who has his braids now? >> right now at the waylon jennings estate. first johnny cash, this is red hair. johnny cash got his braids, and then johnny cash, then they went to waylon jennings, now they could be yours. >> here's the thing about hair, we were discussing this in the make up room earlier. hair can be very pretty and luxurious when it's on someone's head. when it's elsewhere, it'sicy. let's take a look at this seinfeld episode. >> the other day about hair and that's a weird thing about it, is that people will touch other people's hair. you will actually kiss another human being's right on the head, but if one of those hairs should somehow be able to get out of that skull, and go off on its own, it is now et vilest, most disdwusing thing that you can -- disgusting thing that you can encounter. >> reporter: on a bar of soed, you're like oh, i was trying to
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for seven years, audiences watched rachel dratch, debbie downer and the lova's in the hot tub. no surprised that she's found a way to make a splash. >> in a new play called tail spin. it's about the scandals of four public scandals. wife, mistress, stripper, and barbara walters. >> hey. >> i was fascinated to read that it's from straight transcripts. you can't write this stuff up, can you? >> it's all verbatim from texts, e-mails, interviews, et cetera, it was all real.
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>> that's a lot to memorize. >> it was, i'll just leave it at that. >> do you have a particular favorite? >> my favorite is barbara walters? >> in the scene, you play two people, right? barbara walters and -- >> interviewing jenny stanford. >> yeah. i just reenact. >> how does it go? >> okay she's like um, for one birthday he gave you a used bike. he drew me a picture of half a bike. that's real. >> and what else does barbara say? >> she says like we've seen the pictures of mr. mcgrievy, they stood next to their husband, you did not stand next to your husband. >> oh fun. >> et cetera, et cetera. >> i want to hear the anthony weiner part. we miss anthony weiner.
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>> yeah. >> i do a lot in that one. >> i bet you do. but i don't do barbara in that one. >> now, did you study barbara walters? >> i'm not at big impressionist, but there's certain people you see it and you're i think i can do that. yeah, yeah, yeah. i didn't really to want. >> you play barbara, jenny -- >> several ladies in the weiner scandal. well like a lot of people he was texting. >> oh. >> on the receiving end. >> yeah. >> and i play -- >> whoa, what a way to put it. >> larry craig's wife, she's very stand by her man. >> she was the one with the foot. >> yeah. >> it's hard to keep track of everybody. >> i feel bad for these guys because we picked these random four. >> in the news today, you could add a few more people. >> there's someone every day. >> what do you think of snl? do you watch it every saturday? >> not every saturday, but i do
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watch it quite a bit. >> and what do you miss about -- >> oh my gosh, there's so much i miss. like the live aspect, never know who's going to drop by, oh, here's steve martin, he's doing this. and just, so fun like being with all the friends and funny people. >> you still have a audience, eight shows a week? >> we are, but steve martin hasn't shown up yet. >> whatever. >> what character do you get asked to do the most? >> debbie downer. >> what do you want do they want -- >> times they want a picture and a debbie downer face. yeah. i've got a giant debbie downer tattoo on my back. no, i don't. >> people that are debbie downers don't realize it. >> everyone says my mom's like that, people call me debbie downer. erin knows a debbie downer. and i think a debbie downer livesed in of me. maybe that's ya yi thought of it. >> that's it.
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>> okay. >> let me chug this. >> the show is called hail! sin! now she gets crazy. >> i got a drink, it's free. and it's my stuff. enjoy. >> what do you think? >> hey. okay. >> you're playing at theater right here in new york. >> great to see you. coming up -- chug, chug, chug. how to get one of a kind uggs for free, coming up after this. >> go ahead. >> thank you. >> and they've covered everyone from adel to one direction, piano guy, newest matchup performance. >> right after these messages. [ woman ] i've had it with my moderate to severe plaque psoriasis... the frustration... covering up. so i talked with my doctor. he prescribed enbrel. enbrel is clinically proven to provide clearer skin. many people saw 75% clearance in 3 months. and enbrel helped keep skin clearer at 6 months.
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okay. we are back. cover a few more topics that we didn't get to. >> this is interesting, you guys, think about this for a minute, how much did your engagement ring cost? >> okay. think about that for a second. >> should you know that? some people know. >> okay. let's pretend you know. there's a new study out that says this. they surveyed 3,000 adult fwbs you spent a lot of money on an engagement ring, you were more likely to end up divorced. >> i know. here's what the break down goes. think about this, if your engagement ring costs between $2,000 and $4,000, you are fwhun three times more likely to get divorced than couples who spend under two grand. spend under $2,000. and they say why? because when you overspend, because you think oh aye got to get a big one, it puts strain on
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the relationship and everything craters. >> i think the marriage should have nothing to do with whatever ring is given to you. a true marriage. >> but have you ever seen those people that when they get engaged, the guy is proposing and they want to see the ring, they want to see what it looks like. >> yeah, i guess, i don't know. you just wonder how these surveys done. it was done by a fine university, but i just -- >> it should be a percentage of your salary. because some people $2,000 is everything. >> tost so relative. >> under $500, it's doomed. >> that's not true for two people who love one another and are just happy to have something. >> exactly. >> i think that's insulting to people frankly. >> i do too. okay. so we have something to show you, very sparkly. you and i love our uggs. live in this frem from november
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to april. i broke mine out already. >> wear them the other day. new york raw. >> i was. okay. okay so ugg teamed up with swa vor sky crystals. so there's a challenge here. >> look at all those crystals. now if you can guess how many crystals are in those boots, it's like. >> reporter: jelly beans in a car kind of thing. >> the lucky person will actually win them. there you have it. >> can you buy them, or are they just for this? i think they're just for this. valued at five grand. >> wow, so take a look, start counting, and put in your guess. >> now i love uggs, but i wouldn't want them. >> well then don't guess. >> love to know what you all think on facebook. >> okay. all right. we're getting ready to play, who knew celebrating 40 years in people's magazine. >> who has appeared on the cover of people the most time, princess diana, julia roberts,
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angelina jolie, or jennifer anistan anist aniston. >> we're going to play with a great crowd outside. >> first your local news, please stay with us, we're going to have some fun. >> yes, we are. >> we'll be right back.
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will be out of service. that specific type of airplane that crashed here has been grounded. the agency still does have other aircraft available to fight fires. yesterday afternoon's crash killed a pilot based out of hollister. much more about that story at 11:00. we'll have a look at weather and traffic coming up after the break. insurance companies are spending millions of dollars trying to mislead you about the effects of proposition 46. well here's the truth: 46 will save lives. it will save money too. i'm bob pack, and i'm fighting for prop 46 because i lost my two children to preventable medical errors and i don't want anyone else to lose theirs. the three provisions in 46 will reduce medical errors and protect patients. save money and save lives. yes on 46.
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good morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. i want to show you some really cool time lapse imagery from our
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friends at weather underground. we had a total eclipse this morning. you can see what's left of the full moon setting. now we're getting some sunshine and a warm day coming your way. it's going to be really pretty out there the next couple days. not too hot. north bay will be warm at 88 degrees, but 70 in san francisco, 77 on the east shore, and 80 degrees for the peninsula. so today looks good. we're going to warm you up for the weekend. more about that today at 11:00. see you then. first, here's mike and your drive. bay bridge toll plaza, don't see a lot of it because the low clouds and fog have sunk down, caution slowing down as that is affecting the drive there. looking at maps, as well. a slow drive, still recovering after that big crash, perhaps a number of crashes on the embarcadero area north 101. the area with the arrows, that's where the backup is still recovering. back to you. >> mike, thank you. historic heart transplant 30 years later. we talk to the woman who's
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america's longest living pediatric heart transplant recipient. that story and more coming up at 11:00. see you then. back now with more on this wednesday, we're ready to play our weekly trivia game. since this week marks people's 40th anniversary, we're playing trivia. she's ready to hand out $100 to anyone who gets the questions right. and those who don't, get her fabulous cd. lucky, lucky. here to help me out in studio is people magazine's special project's editor michelle tan. >> good morning. >> before the break we asked this question, who appeared on the cover of the people most times, is the answer princess diana, julia roberts, angelina jolie, or jennifer anton. our readers love royals, princess diana. she appeared object cover 57
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times. >> wow, wow. okay. all right, good. let's go across. >> i changed my mind about the uggs. i don't know, they're growing on me, i think i'm going to tripe to win these babies. hi, are where are you from? >> waco, texas. >> which men was named people's sexiest man alive more than once. sean connery, ben affleck. >> george clooney. >> you knew that right away. >> wow, that's got to be one of most popular issues. >> it is, appeared in 1996 and 2007. we also had johnny depp, brad pitt, and richard gear who held the title twice. >> i think clooney looks better now than this. >> campaigning for him this year? >> yeah. all right, from california, here with her beautiful son, who appeared on the cover of the debut issue of people in march 19748, you weren't even born probably, elizabeth taylor,
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olivia newton john, brook shields or -- >> elisabeth taylor. >> no, it's fun to wish she was. >> i was going guess elizabeth taylor too. >> the question is mia. >> that's right, we showed her as daisy in the film of the great gaits by. >> that's crazy. all right. over to you. >> oh, sorry, i'm meeting a family from kentucky. all right, here we go. which bride and broom were featured on people's best selling wedding cover. prince charles and diana, prince andrew and sarah? >> i'm going to say a, and you're going to be wrong. >> oh. >> no, no, stop it. she gets this. everyone's a winner. this one surprised me. >> very surprising, that's right, they appeared on the cover for their wrong.
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>> sarah ferguson. they were the best selling out of all of them. >> why do you think that was? >> i think again, it's the royals. everybody wanted to see a big royal wed, and sadly, they didn't last, they separated in 1982. >> nice gentleman from ohio, what was the cover price for the first issue of people? was it 25 cents, 35, 75, or 1? >> 75 cents. >> oh. >> i'm having a good day. >> the correct answer, 35 cents. >> 35 cents. >> great day for kat. >> for our special anniversary, we have a double issue for $5.99. >> we have time for one more. >> okay. who among the following is not been featured in one of people's most beautiful issues, hoda, brian williams, matt lauer, natalie morales, excuse me. they've floating still in my right eye. all right. >> i don't to want say this, but
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has hoda been on it? >> yes, she has. >> i think you're beautiful. >> it's a great mystery. i know, the correct answer is -- >> she just did. >> oh yeah, i guess she did by saying that. >> another one for kathy lee. >> and a fellow hoeky. >> brian williams has not been in most beautiful. >> how come? >> i think we start the campaign right now. #brianwilliams. >> he is a cutie. >> i love it. but yeah, hoda was in most beautiful, you appeared in a bathtub in our issue. >> all right. thank you so much for being with us, i really appreciate it. all right, do you want to know how your kids really feel about you. we have answers and videos have nearly one billion views on youtube, the performance by the piano guys coming up right after this. [ female announcer ] today...is the day
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parents lost their cell phone for a day? here's what they had to say. >> lost their cell phone for a day? i don't know how she would survive. >> i think that my mom would go crazy. >> okay, where's my phone? you need to go to ballet, that thing over there, has anybody seen my phone? have you sign my phone? where's my phone? i can't find my phone. >> then you'll just have to go buy a new one. >> kristene is the editor and chief of highlights. haven't seen that old friend in a long, long time. is it parenting and child bullying expert, welcome. >> boy, does show that you're paying attention to your children but what they're watching is what you're doing, not what you're saying. we're spending way too much time on the cell, is what the headline is here? >> that is the headline. this has been in the news for a while, but we've been talking about it from an adult
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perspective. when kids start to talk about it, it's a whole, it's a whole different meaning. >> is that psychologically telling them that we don't care about them as much as we care about the other side of that phone. >> bingo. one guy told me exactly i feel like my mommy likes her cell phone better than me. and it's so, what we really need to do is put the pause button on a minute and realize that our kids are concerned about wanting us to be in their lives and the other thing is, we don't do that, well finding the humanness goes out, learning, conversation skills, empathy, social skills. >> we talked about this since hoda and i started our show, we're called a post human society. more comfortable with our technology than other human beings. >> let's talk about what stresses kids out. i was surprised to learn how stressed out young kids feel. >> half the kids admitted to having a lot of school-related stress. >> like tests and things. >> test was the number one
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response. >> home work. >> home work was on the list. >> so much homework. >> math class, third, bad grades. >> what do you do to lower the stress level for your kids? >> well number one it's a mix that your child is stressed, they've done few surveys in 85% of the kids say they are stressed, but less than half parents recognize their kid's stress. so tune in, your kid has signs. some kids it's sleep habits, some kids they're a little bit like this. >> real quick, you say, we're overscheduling them like crazy. they don't have time to breathe. >> to be a kid. >> yeah, we asked them about extracurricular activities and we learned that more girls and boys participate in extra curriculars. >> too many. >> and 28% of the girls say they participate in four or more afterschool activities. >> god bless them. >> all right. >> obviously in highlights magazine. it's must-see tv tonight because hoda woman is showing off her acting chops alongside
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they're back, they're four music loving dads. they've sold out concert venues around the country, wonders which is their fourth album. they're going to debut something today. the piano guys are al, paul, steven, nelson, and john. >> hello kid. >> hey guys, welcome back. >> wow. >> so nice to be back, thank you. >> these guys are touring all over the world now. most pride in being full-time dads.
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how are you working that out? >> we have something special for you two, we appreciate being back. it's not signed by us, we have two of them here, it's signed by each of the wives and our 16 children. >> oh my gosh. >> that's so cute. >> we're honored, thank you. >> you could get to al roker for us, we'd appreciate it. >> comedians also. >> you are going to sing a mash up. >> yeah. >> never been done before. >> ode to joy by beethoven. >> thanks so much. >> you guys. ♪
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[ applause ] . >> piano guys. >> that was awesome. >> four big showoffs. >> that was awesome. >> thank you so much. >> all right. coming up you guys, that was terrific, we have one of the stars of the law and order svu. yeah, really great. stevie lynn jones, first this is "today" on nbc. >> that was awesome.
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or set your dvr, it's a big night for hoda. she's going to be starring in law and order:svu, it's a stretch, starring as kind of a generous word. >> i was lucky enough to work alongside a great young actress, her name is stevie lynn jones, she plays a starlet who just escaped rehab and finds herself in a heap of trouble. take a look. >> officer, oh. >> well guess who's at it again? that's right, tinsly evans with, fast, cheap, and out of control. she was arrested last night for another dui. >> did you see this? >> she's accused of leaving the scene of the accident. >> that was it. >> wow. i smell an emmy. >> oh. >> now, how did you find to play this young starlet, troubled
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starlet, where did you draw your inspiration for that? >> i just tried to be as dramatic as possible, it's so much fun to be outrageous because you always have to be natural and real, and tinsly is not natural or real, so that was great. >> they are pulled from the headlines of today, aren't they? >> no comment. >> we're being coy. and you are almost a look a like for a certain somebody. >> what was it like, this show obviously has such al history. its been on for so many seasons. mariska is great. >> i watched this show, grew up watching it all the time. to be able to work with someone that you like watched and grew up with was incredible. and she's the nicest -- >> right. >> fun nest person that i will ever met. behind the saenls, she's just i had lairs you. >> they've done it for so many
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years, we shot our scene in the basement of a church at 10:30 at night. >> yeah. >> you waited for a while to get to that. >> there's a lot of that going on. >> some people look at you and say i know her from another show, you were on crisis, the show that was on nbc last, last season. >> dylan mcdermt's daughter. >> i always get the names confused. >> what's next for you, stevie, what do you see ahead? >> i don't know, i'd loov to just continue working vane my fingers crossed. let's lots of auditions and different things. i would love to work in movies. >> it's a competitive world, isn't it? >> it's a really tough business. >> everybody wants the same part. >> well, you're very, very talented and wish you all the best. >> tonight, check out hoda and stevie. >> there's another part. >> i don't think so. >> law and order svu on nbc. >> thanks for coming. tomorrow the new movie you're not you. >> wow.
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nbc bay area news starts now. >> good morning, everyone. thank you for joining us in the middle of your day, i'm scott mcgrew. >> i'm kris sanchez. we have a developing story in san francisco this morning, one man is dead after an apparent boat crash into a san francisco pier and now police are trying to figure out how this happened. nbc bay area's stephanie chuang is live near pier 52. we understand firefighters did find a body floating near there this morning. >> reporter: they did. good morning to you, kris. they responded, they found the body behind pier 52. police were the first to respond, but they were on the other side of the pier, so they couldn't see the wreckage, nor the body. firefighters on a boat did see

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