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today. >> that is what's happening today n bay. we're back at 7:25 with a live local news update. >> and join us then. we'll see you at 11:00, as well. have a great day. good morning. whiteout. heavy snow across the midwest. nearly 2 feet in some states and . heavy snow across the northwest. 2 feet in some causing two dates and accidents. obama-free, the final patient being treated in the u.s. set to walk out of the new york city hospital this morning, as that nurse who fought quarantines in two states reinfor receives good news of her own overnight. tragedy of errors blast eed reports and doctors failing to act quickly and even taking pictures of her during the procedu procedure. and family portrait. three generations of the bush
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family sit down to talk policy, parenting and presidential pals. >> bill clinton has become a good -- >> friend. that's right. >> some people would be surprised by that. >> i think they are. he's a good man. >> a look inside a political american dynasty, tuesday, november 11th, 2014. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live in studio 1a. rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. nice to have a sign out on the plaza, veterans day. >> i love working at rockefeller plaza, especially day like today, you see the american flags by the rink. you remember this isn't just a day off from school, the time to think about the men and women
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who served this country so bravely over the years. >> and remember the sacrifices their families made so we can have the freedoms we have. >> we will talk more about that in the morning. also to our top story, a nasty winter storm once again. accidents are piling up in wisconsin, michigan and minnesota and temperatures are plun plunging. dylan dwyer is bundled up. >> good morning. today is day two in minnesota. the ice covering the streets caused hundreds of accidents across the state and sadly was responsible for at least two deaths. now, parts of the rockies and midwest are covered with a foot of snow. it's early november. all this snow is going to melt away quickly, right? not quite. these sub-freezing temperatures are going to stick around for a long long time. much of the nation's mid-section is already frozen with minnesota
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getting the worst of it monday. >> go back, straighten the wheels a little bit. >> reporter: a semi-truck stranded, and jackknifed off a highway and police reporting accidents statewide. south of minneapolis, entire neighborhoods blanket by snow, but some school districts remained open. parts of wisconsin were slammed by up to 18 inches of snow monday, more expected today. in south dakota, snow plows ruled the roads as residents dusted off their shovels with scrapers. >> for me, it's a little early but there's not much we can do. >> reporter: as the storm moved east overnight, parts of michigan pummeled with heavy snow, more than a foot expected before it's over. with nonstop snow and pre-thanksgiving polar vortex, people across the country are wondering if this winter could
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be just as brutal as last years that saw record temperatures and snowfall totals across the midwest. >> has fallen in multiple cities, six weeks before the official start of winter. eventually, the snow will stop falling but temperatures sure won't. in fact, we should bottom out down in the single digits and beyond tonight. afternoon high temperatures will not get above freezing for at least two weeks. al, it's not just this part of the country but most of the country feeling that deep freeze. >> that's right. it's going to be stretching from the pacific northwest all the way to the southeast. show you exactly what's going on. we have snow making its way toward the up of michigan, milwaukee as well. looking at light snow and rain as it turns colder. snowfall amounts, we're looking at another 12 to 15 inches of snow through the u.p. of michigan and parts of northern wisconsin and then there's the cold punch.
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rapid city feels like 13, grand isle, feels like 2 below and kansas city, ahead of the system, memphis at 60. it's 60 in houston. by wednesday look at these temperatures, feeling like 34 in san antonio. huntsville, 19 in chicago. gets even worse as we get on to thursday. kansas city, feels like 12. denver, 4 below. by friday, that chill stretch from boston where it will feel like 31, down to atlanta, 21. houston feels like 36 degrees. this cold air will be in place and be reinforced for at least two weeks. >> thank you very much, we think. the last ebola patient here in the u.s. is heading home this morning after being declared free of the virus. dr. craig spencer became infected while in guinea but his symptoms developed only when he returned to new york city. national correspondent kate snow is in bellevue hospital this morning. good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good
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morning. this is the first time in months no one in america is being treated for ebola. we will expect to hear from dr. craig spencer shortly and make a statement at the hospital and head home ebola-free. it's been 19 days since an ambulance delivered dr. craig spencer to the hospital, another example of american medical care beating this deadly disease with the help of blood donated by a survivor. >> i'm happy to give dr. spencer plasma that he needs. >> reporter: today, the hospital says dr. spencer poses no public health risk a stark contrast to the fear when he was first diagnosed. >> they should stay home. >> reporter: went bowling and ate at a meatball shop and took a car before getting the fever. >> ebola is very difficult to contract. being on the same subway car or living near a person with ebola does not in itself put someone
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at risk. >> reporter: local officials scrambled to reassure new yorkers no one would get sick. so far no one has. but those fears led to new york and new jersey imposingie goin imposing mandatory quarantines and let to the fight from a nurse who fought quarantines and had everybody talking. >> my job is not to protect her. >> for halloween, i handed out a thousand mm-mmms with my bare hands. >> and last night the 21 damontoring period for caskaci hickox ended and plans to visit baltimore and new york before settling in a new place in southern maine. dr. spencer has an apartment in new york city. his fiance has been under quarantine. he had contact with health care workers and they will have to monitor them now for the next 21 days. >> kate snow, thank you very much. matt. >> thanks.
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lets go to politics now. it's been just one week since the mid-term elections but the race is already heating up for 2016. former president bush said he knows his brother jeb can deal with being a president and president obama goes to asia and meets russian president vladimir putin. and the author of a new book, chuck todd, called "the stranger." >> and in asia at the summit, he wants to project an air of strength from the united states but he's coming off a big loss. >> he is. but in many ways going out of the country is the easiest thing to do. he did a similar thing after the last midterm shellacking and throw himself in foreign policy, but foreign policy ain't going so hot for him with the face to face showdowns with putin where there was that uncomfortable moment today or yesterday.
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>> we have one president licking his wounds, barack obama, does that have vladimir putin licking his chops, sensing weakness? >> i think he always sensed weakness but the president has tried hard not to play into that stereotype too much and knows putin loves the theatrics so much the way barack obama hates theatrics. >> and to 2016, george w. bush told savannah yesterday he knows his brother can do the job. a lot of people are asking the question, can jeb bush win primaries in conservative states. >> from what i understand if he run, the people around him are of the idea he wouldn't try winning conservative primaries. if he got into the race it would be a general election campaign. the way rudy guiliani did. >> that brings up a bad memory because he didn't do so well. >> he didn't.
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but they can't win in iowa where there's a bunch of other conservatives. he has two issues so unpopular. his stance on immigration and stance on education. it is like pouring gas on a fire. >> you think he will run? >> my gut says no. >> let's talk about barack obama, your new book is called "the stranger." you analyze what his legacy might be and in the foreseeable future, a president whose potential wasn't realized. he came to washington promising to change the political divide and change the discourse. was that his biggest failure? >> he was the guy at the 2004 convention and said he would stop this divide 24 years of red versus blue. he will admit some day that's his greatest disappointment. that's what this book about, the struggles to change washington. did he go with washington more than change it? >> he ran as a stranger six years ago and now that word
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stranger is seen as a negative for him. >> i think so. >> now, to natalie to the other top stories. >> we begin this morning with a fight against isis and the syrian town at the center of the battle is kobani. richard angel has seen the fighting firsthand and joins us now from the turkish border. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. kobani has become a symbol in the war against isis. the militants are determined to take the city yet it's still holding on and we finally managed to get into kobani. the center of kobani is no more. a ghostly testament to the price this syrian town is paying for standing up to isis. but the town isn't abandoned. its kurdish people, men and women, have taken up arms and have been holding out for two months. they run through intersections to avoid enemy snipers or stay
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off the dangerous streets by toneling through walls. 34 years old, one of the top field commanders. many of the front line fighters here are women. they say the islamic fanatics from isis are afraid to be killed by a women, a dishonor the militants believe could cost them a spot in paradise. she doesn't believe that. they are afraid because of our conviction and our strength, she says, our female comrades aren't scared of isis. she took us to kobani city hall, now a front line position. she says there were about 40 isis fighters just in these rooms here. not that they're fighting between buildings and across streets, but room to room. the people of kobani have shown they will fight to the last man and woman. so many other towns have collapsed as soon as isis militants arrived. not kobani. natalie.
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>> richard engle, great recording there along the turkish border. the former navy seal who says he fired the shots that killed osama bin laden believes the military leaders did not want the al qaeda leader taken alive but he also didn't think he would come home alive after the raid in pakistan. >> the more we trained on it the more we realized this is going to be a one-way mission. we will go and not come back. we will die when the house blows up. we will die when he blows up or be there too long and get arrested by the pakistanis and we will spend the rest of our short lives in a pakistan prison. >> others have disagreed with o'neill's version of events. he airs his story tonight at 10:00 on fox news channel and robert will be our guest here on "today" this friday. a south korean court today found the captain of that capsized ferry guilty of negligence and sentenced him to
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36 years in jail. he was among 15 crew members on trial over the sinking. the court also convicted the ship's chief engineer of homicide and sentenced him to 30 years in prison. more than 300 people died when that overloaded ferry capsized last april. a river with slow moving lava has finally reached a rural town on hawaii's big island consuming its first home. plumes of smoke could be seen for miles. no one was hurt and at least 50 residents in the projected path have been urged to evacuate. right now, officials say there are no other homes in imminent danger. in our latest installment of crazy animal video, something you don't see everyday. take a look at this deer in ohio. he got caught with his head in a candy jar and after running around almost a week with it on his head. the neighbors have been trying to help him for days and couldn't seem to catch up with it.
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and neighbors eventually were able to grab the deer and removed the pumpkin head and he ran off and just anxious to get a meal for the first time in a week. >> and got a couple kitkats. >> makes me sad. >> where can you find candy under a buck. >> you just juxtaposed the punchline from another joke, didn't you? >> not easy. >> the other joke you couldn't tell. weather stretching to the gulfcoast and the cooler air making its way to the northwest. 63 and cooler in los angeles, look for a high of only 23 degrees in denver. it will continue to drop during the day today. we are going to get to your local forecast coming up in the so right for me.
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rivers suffered a fatal complication during a medical procedure. nbc's stephanie gosk has more on that. steph, good morning. >> good morning. this report lists what it calls multiple failures. among the most alarming, when rivers's vital signs started to drop, the medical team did not respond fast enough. lawyers for melissa rivers say she is outraged. the report identifies a list of mistakes the day joan rivers walked in for a routine throat procedure at yorkville. an ear, nose and throat doctor performing the procedure did not actually have privileges to work at the clinic, while another member of the team took cell phone photos of rivers after she was sedated. levels of the drug propofol, used for sedation, were inconsistently recorded, and rivers's weight, which could have been a guide for how much propofol to use, was never measured. the report conducted by the department of health and human services says doctors failed to react fast enough to a drop in vital signs. at least 15 minutes later, the
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comedienne went into cardiac arrest. >> there were two kind of conflicting reports about when she actually went into cardiopulmonary arrest. so, all of the details are a bit murky, and that's exactly what you don't want in a medical record. >> reporter: in a response, yorkville endoscopy said it "immediately submitted and implemented a plan of correction that addressed all issues raised." the clinic remains open, while the physicians no longer practice there. as for melissa rivers, her lawyers say she will direct her efforts towards "ensuring that what happened to her mother will not occur again with any other patient." because of the mistakes listed in the report, yorkville lost its medicare and medicaid funding, but if the clinic passes a surprise inspection in the coming months, they will get that funding back. savannah? >> a lot of disturbing details in that report. stephanie, thank you so much. look who's here. tamron hall is in. carson still working on "the voice." and what are you talking about in the orange room? >> this is very interesting. so, listen, a lot of people woke
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up this morning and the name joseph smith was spiking on twitter. >> who's that? >> the founder of the mormon church. >> oh. >> so, he's, of course, died 170 years ago, but he's now trending as a result of an essay actually released by the mormon church. now, the essay itself altered the fundamental belief that joseph smith wed one woman, when he actually wed as many as 40. why is this significant and important? elder steven e. snow, a member of the church's leadership, said the reason for coming up with any new information is "there is so much out there on the internet that we felt we owed our members a safe place where they could go to get reliable, faith-promoting information that was true about some of these more difficult aspects of our history." by the way, this essay is part of a three-part series. but as the elder in this church mentioned, it's a difficult part of the history but one, obviously, the church is ready to discuss in some form.
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so, that is why joseph smith is trending this morning, guys. thank you very much. >> dhou how do you even begin to pay? the divorce settlement inside $12 billion. and jenna bush and george bush open up about their family and the eve of the presidential debate. first is this "today" on nbc. this... is the best part of the day. when we sit down together and talk. more and more, we're having conversations about the food itself:
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you are more powerful than you think. ♪ we begin with new video to show you this morning. nurses with kaiser permanenti walking off the job tt in the first day of a two-die strike. the union says 18,000 nurses across northern california picketting 21 hospitals. nurses are in the midst of negotiating a new labor contract. kaiser says its facilities will remain over, but some elective procedures are being rescheduled. the san francisco 49ers are getting a big boost. aldon smith is expected to return to the practice field for the first time this season. smith has not played this season. the nfl suspended him nine games
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for violating the league's conduct code and substance butte abuse policy. moffett field has a new tenant. google has signed a 670-year, $1 billion lease to use part of the air space for space exploration project. google dropping more for refurbishments including improvements to the historic hangar one. you can see this morning, lau laura, good morning to you. san bruno, we lost some of that fog. that sun is already out in full force. in today's spectacular conditions as we honor our nation's veterans. 68 degrees in the heat of the day here in the south bay. 64 meanwhile for san francisco. north bay is looking good for the mid 60s with rain on the bay by 8:00 tomorrow. more on this, coming up.
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we have a very light volume of traffic. we have westbound 92 across is san mateo bridge. slowing a slowdown. we had an earlier fender bender across that. also look at the map and we're talking about a smoother drive coming off of 880. not a major concern, wv 92. southbound 101, a build down the peninsula. overall, a live volume of traffic. there's your pattern for the south bay. typical tuesday pattern, but no backup at the toll plaza. back to you. >> what a difference there. thanks so much. happy veterans day to you.
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♪ i remember feeling a force telling me it's not -- you're i remember feeling a force telling me it's not -- you're not coming here. this is not your time. >> back now at 7:30 with a woman being called the miracle mom. following complications after delivering a healthy baby girl, her heart stopped 45 minutes. suddenly, doctors found a pulse. she's going to share her remarkable story coming up. meantime, let's take a look at the morning's headlines. snow is causing major problems in the midwest. minnesota has already received more than 18 inches. a new york city doctor who
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was diagnosed with ebola when he returned home has now been declare virus-free. and the nurse who fought quarantine has made it through her 21-damon torque period. and the lava flow we've been following in hawaii has destroyed its first home. no injuries were reported. no other homes are in immediate danger. just ahead, sitting down for an emotional conversation with both her dad and grand dad to talk parenthood, politics and raising a family in the spotlight. we're going to begin with one of the largest divorce settlements ever. the judgment for nearly $1 billion. we're here with more on that. betty, good morning. >> this is a doozy. that whooping sum game in an 80 page ruling with a judge's decision that oil magazine
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national harold ham must pay. the judge ruled he must pay his ex-wife $995.5 million. so how does one pay out that much money? one word, installments. according to the filing, in just over 322 million by the end of 2014, the remaining 650 million will be paid out on a monthly basis. at least $7 million a month. the 68-year-old is an oklahoma oil man. the 24th richest man in the u.s. they estimate his company owns more unrefined oil in the united states than anyone. they married in 1988 before harold earned his fortune. they filed for divorce in 2012 claiming her husband was unfaithful. her lawyers argued she deserved
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half of the family fortune. it clips tiger woods divorce, even actor mel begin ton and his split from wife robin moore. proof that breakups can come at a cola sal cost. >> we reach out to him and his attorney. this is what he had to say, we believe the judge's rule something a fair and ik we table outcome to the case. the company was mr. ham's for over 20 years prior to the marriage. sue ann hamm could not be reached for comment. >> billions of dollars. >> more money, more problems? >> get a check of the weather now from al. and guys, we're watching the
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low pressure off the southeastern atlantic coast bringing showers from wilmington on into charleston. we're also watching this polar plunge. big high pressure over canada, low pressure out over the pacific. between the two, equal lines of gradient pressure, they squeeze in. high wind warnings next couple of days. gusts of 65 miles per hour. could be significant icing too as well as that cold air sets in. in fact, you can see windy conditions today in the pacific northwest. snow again around the up of michigan. up to 18 more inches and another nice day here 7:34. good morning. showing you a live picture of san bruno where you can see this morning. today looks good. we're going to hit the 70s and rain mochs in as we head throughout tomorrow night and
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quite a bit of it. starting at 10:00 p.m., shower activity in the south bay. by thursday at 1:00 a.m. and we've got a series of storms behind that one. today, we stay dry, temperatures mostly in the mid 60s for your veterans day celebrations. that rain moves in tomorrow night. >> and that's your latest weather. all right, big event in your future. >> yeah! >> you are attempting, starting tomorrow, i believe. >> yes. >> to break a guinness world record. >> that's right. record for consecutive live weather broadcast is 33 hours. we're going to go for 34 hours -- >> wow. >> -- in what we call #rokerthon. that's right. so, for 34 hours, we will be live on, the many stations at nbc, the platforms of nbc, the weather channel, cnbc, msnbc, nonstop, 34 hours in a row. starts 10:00 p.m. tomorrow night >> okay. you have questions. >> a couple of quirky rules. >> yes. okay, so, there are things people have to do in the course
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of a 34-hour period. >> yes. >> will you be permitted to do those? >> i get five minutes for every hour i'm on the air. so, if i go say two hours in a row, i get ten minutes to do whatever i want to do or need to do. and we're doing it also to raise money for the uso, so go to to donate during the 34-hour #rokerthon. >> save your voice. >> can we talk to you during that time? >> come on down. >> as long as it's weather? >> we'll be live in our green room, which has a window to the plaza. come on down, say hi, bring cookies, things like that. it's going to be exciting. >> you're going to be so cranky by friday. >> what do you mean! >> all right, good luck with that. >> thank you. >> we'll tell you more about it coming up. coming up, beam me up? what's the deal with those "star trek" like outfits worn by the president and other leaders in china? we'll explain. and coming up, jenna bush hager's revealing conversation with her dad and grandfather, including the story behind a funny campaign moment involving a very young jenna. that's right after this. >> so cute.
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>> first and foremost, he was a great father. >> it is the part of a president's story best told by his son. >> you're a man who had enormous success in life, but those successes were meager compared to the success of being, you know, a fabulous husband and great father. >> with a glimpse into the life of my grandfather, beyond the world stage and what the public knows of him. before he entered politics, he and my grandmother were busy raising their kids. dad, growing up, what type of father was gampy? >> well, he set the boundaries, but he was never one that tried to impose his will on us. because of the way he raised all of us, we admired him greatly. >> so when you were raising your kids, what type of things did you want for them? >> i wanted all the best. i wanted them to feel there were no horizons, you could reach for the stars, accomplish stuff.
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and sure enough, they have. ♪ >> and history will tell that story. my father had a front-row seat working throughout my grandfather's campaign. >> so help me, god. >> he says now the hardest part of politics is watching the spotlight shine harshly on those you love. dad, when you watched as he was a president and you would turn on the television to hear critics talk about him. >> yeah. it made me angry. and i wasn't disciplined enough not to watch television. when i became president, i was disciplined enough to ignore all the noise, but when he was president and people criticized him, i didn't like it. but actually, it helped thicken my hide for when i became president, because criticism of my dad was a heck of a lot more difficult for me to handle than criticism of me. >> what about you, though,
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gamps, when you heard people? >> same thing. i did not like it. i knew by then that it goes with the territory, but when it's your own son, it's hard to take. >> dad, when in 1992, when gampy lost -- >> yeah. it was an unhappy moment. it took an extraordinary series of events to defeat him, though, but we all, of course, fed off of his graciousness in defeat. >> it is a lesson in grace and fortitude. >> it didn't work out quite the way we wanted. >> my grandfather has never been bitter, never resentful. and years later, a most unlikely friendship developed. >> bill clinton used dad as a father figure, which is one of the great ironies, not ironies, it's one of the great lessons of life. >> and he also doesn't hold grudges, as you said. so gampy, i mean, bill clinton's become a good -- >> a good friend, yeah, that's right. >> some people would be surprised by that. >> i think they are. but bubba, he's a good man.
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i like him. >> throughout it all, my grandfather has always put family first. he has been there for us throughout the most important moments and the frivolous ones, too. >> do you remember the time when you were preparing for the 1988 debates with michael dukakis, and the day before the debate, barbara couldn't find spiky, the dog? >> oh, yeah. >> so, gampy, rather than, be quiet, little girl, and go to your room, leads the search for spiky, the stuffed dog. >> it was pretty remarkable that you were babysitting us the night before the debate anyway. >> yeah. >> where were you? out to dinner? >> i was preparing for the debate. no, i don't know where i was. good news was they found spiky. >> even during his busiest days in the white house or on the campaign trail, he was always simply gampy to us. >> i don't know if you remember in 1984 when you came to midland, texas, and jenna came on the stage and kept lifting up
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her skirt in front of the crowd, drawing attention to yourself. >> i was trying to get arrested. that was 4. >> she did put on a show, and dad, of course, was very tolerate. >> you were tolerant. you were a great grandfather. you are a great grandfather. >> you're so sweet. >> my grandfather considers serving his country his greatest privilege. his family the ultimate gift. and now, my dad offers a loving tribute to his father. >> kind of question people ask all the time is who is the most influential president? and i'm like, well, there's no contest, george h.w. bush. >> would you say the same thing about him? >> unconditionally. >> so, you guys, obviously, my dad's biased, i'm biased. i'm weepy over here. but you know, my grandfather, who also may be biased, has read the book and likes it. so, that's good. he gave it two thumbs up.
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you know, there was a picture at the end of my dad and my grandfather holding hands, and that was after september 11th. >> the national cathedral, right? >> yeah, at the national cathedral, and president clinton actually scooted over so the two of them could hold hands, and i think that symbolizes the whole thing. >> beautiful. >> amazing. >> by the way, what's your mother think of the book? that's the real tough critic. i mean your grandmother. >> my grandmother. well, my mother's already edited it for grammar mistakes, and i'm sure my grandmother likes it a lot. >> thank you. >> how can we get one of those hats? >> you need to be elected. >> little detail. >> yeah, little. >> thank you very much. >> not surprised that she was flipping her skirt -- >> hey! please! i was trying to get him elected! >> a sweet moment, and then that. >> listen, i had a diaper cover on. it was all fine. actually, maybe i -- >> so do i. >> our jenna, though. >> lost control of it. all right, coming up, "snooze or lose."
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a very good morning to you. it is 7:56. i'm laura garcia cannon. a big boost today for the 49ers. aldon smith is expected to hit the practice field for the first time this season. the team says he'll take the field sunday when the niners battle the new york giants in new jersey. this season, smith has not played a down. he was suspended for nine games. a lot of people around the bay area today will pause to commemorate this veterans day holiday. the parade gets under way at noon in san jose. we are telling you about a lot of updates coming to the veteran affairs department. which is why we're showing those pictures. let's get a look at the forecast right now with christina. >> good morning to you, laura. happy veterans day, everybody. temperatures in the 50s heading towards a cool day, but comfortable levels. we'll hit about 64 degrees on
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the east shore. san francisco, gorgeous conditions for you. 68 degrees. and the same for us in the south bay. here is the deal, though. big pattern change coming your way. showers on the way as of tomorrow night and we are looking towards a washout on thursday. a little bit of a break for friday, saturday into sunday before heavier rain moves in as we kick off to next week. we'll talk all about this today at 11:00. not as foggy out there this morning, mikey. >> certainly not. so we can use all our traffic cameras, see the road and it is tuesday, but veterans day tuesday. no need for the metering lights. they were turned off at 7:30 this morning. a little bit getting away from the bridge. that is typical for a morning commute, but the rest, atypically light. over here, the rest of bay moves through, slowing from 101 past the airport and both sides of the bay show a little bit of slowing in the southbound.
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>> a lot of people have today off. we salute our veterans, as well.
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12k3w4r6r7b8g9s [ music playing ]3 f2 8 de la mañana, bueno vamos y vamos a tener una gran voz jennifer hudson stops by studio 1a to sing a classic whitney
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houston song live, "today," november 11ing, 2014. [ music playing ] >> we believe in heroes! >> air force honor guard. we wish you ha happy veteran's day. >> happy veterans day. >> i'm here from san diego. happy veteran's day! >> happy strong! whew! yeah! [ cheers ] [ applause ] [ music playing ] >> good morninging everyone, it is 8:00 on "today." it is veteran's day. we are so proud to have so many of our armed forces on the plaza this morning. happy veteran's day to you. be sure to thank a veteran today. >> we are also talking more about no shave today. this is our campaign all month long, not to shave. with retrying to raise awareness
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for men's health by growing our beards out and posting important information on twitter every day. we encourage you to go online to >> meanwhile, i have big news to spread. are you ready for it? we hit a milestone, 4 million likes on facebook. so a big thank you. did you like us on facebook? >> here. here's my phone. leak us. there you go. you get a free phone if you like us. we want to get to 5 million. everyone get out your phones, like us on facebook. we want to hit 5 million. are you in? all right. i don't know, let me think. >> all right. >> billion. >> billion savannah. >> billion. >> we are all giving away something. >> natalie has to check the top stories. >> hey, guys. good morning, once again.
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in the news, you see this first wave of winter weather moving eat after dropping a foot of snow in the rockies and parts of the mid-west. police reported hundreds of accidents. at least two traffic deaths are blamed on the storm. the forecast calls for one more day of snow and ice and up to two more weeblgs of freezing temperatures in the mid-west. sorry, folks, hang in there. an all clear for the last ebola patient in the united states. kate snow is at bellevue hospital here in new york. kate, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. we received a hero's welcome. hugs and applause, craig spencer saying the effectiveness of protocols in this country of what's happening in west africa. >> well, my case is to garner international attention. it is important to remember my infection represents a fraction of the more than 13,000 reported cases to date in west africa. the center of the outbreak where
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families are being torn apart in communities are destroyed. >> the mayor of new york calling this a very, very good day. back to you, natalie. you can be in cape cod bellevue hospital, thank you. residents near tampa, florida were told to evacuate monday after a huge sink hole opened up, completely swallowing a car. the hole is ten feet wide by teen e ten feet deep. six homes were evacuated as a precaution. the geologist says it's not getting wider, but it is getting deeper as it settles. president obama named 19 medal of freedom recipients. nbc's tom brokaw was the one to receive the highest honor, along with meryl streep and stevie wonder. obama said in a statement, these citizens have made extraordinary contributions to our country and the world. the white house awards ceremony is november 24th. congratulations to all and to our own tom brokaw.
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amazing stories in south florida this morning, we are hearing from a woman woes heart stopped boating just as her baby daughter was entering the world. janet shandly has this report. >> reporter: doctors say it's nothing short of a miracle. >> i didn't know i died. i have no clue. >> she had just given birth to a healthy baby girl. what appeared to be a routine c-section when suddenly ruby's heart stopped. >> oh, there's a lot going through our minds. >> reporter: amniotic fluid surrounding the baby had gotten into the bloodstream. a care flicks. almost always fatal. >> we were trying to bring her back. it was obvious she wasn't coming back. >> reporter: for 45 minutes, doctors worked frantically to revive her. her family was brought in, screaming, crying, inconsolable. they prayed and then. >> we saw a blip and another and another. we were in disbelief. we couldn't believe it. >> after almost an hour with no
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pulse, ruby came back to life. >> i remember feeling a force telling me it's not, you are not coming here. this is not your time. you know, you are not supposed to be here. you are going to wait a while, but you are not staying here. >> reporter: ruby says she doesn't know why she has not been given this opportunity. it's been seven weeks. she and kylie are both home, doing well. >> incredible stories. 8:06 right now. let get another check on the plaza with al. >> we have somebody here really raked in the cash, i'm sure from the tooth fairy. what is your name? can we see that smile, marissa? i love it. there you go. look at that smile. very nice. all right. let's check your weather, see what we got for you. i have the same smile. a different story. as you look, chicago, got a little rain moving in there. so we know it's a mix of rain and snow later this afternoon. colder, clearing out.
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we got that cold air pushing on in, that polar plunge. look at those temperatures, back in the plains. single digits below zeros. 20s and 30s. it stays warm here agree long the gulf coast and southwest. we are looking for wet weather ahead of that front. look for snow back through the central plains. u.p. of michigan another 18 inches of snow. we bought the the ladi 8:07. good tuesday morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. kind of a transition day. we've got a storm system brewing, bringing us rain by tomorrow night, but you'll see clouds increasing for today and temperatures in the 50s, now only climbing into the upper 60s. 67 degrees for us here in the south bay, we're going to hit the upper 60 stz in the tri-valley. 64 for san francisco and the east shore. when it comes to those showers,
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we bring on the rain into the north bay by about 10:00 p.m. wednesday, everybody gets wet on thursday. more on this today at 11:00. on veteran's day, it's so important to remember the wounded warrior project. you guys do so much spectacular work. god bless you for what you do and your service, sir. thank you. >> very nice. look what we got. >> now that al's back here, we were going to have four each. now, we will put another. >> who's the man? >> homemade. it's her mom's recipe, right? your mom's recipe? >> grandma's recipe. thank you. >> coming up, listen up bargain hunters, if you can pick one day to do your holiday shopping? which one will it be? maybe not the answer on trending. what impact has little baby vale had on my sleep and my brain? find out when i took a sleeping test. for all you out here.
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go power oats! go! go power! yayyyy! ♪ 14 years to the day, we got our first prius. ♪ sometimes the most daring ideas... ...are the ones you can count on the most. ♪ the prius. toyota, lets go places. ♪ ♪ >> 8:12 on a tuesday morning. good time for what's trending today. this is a fashion statement getting a lot of attention online. that's president obama at the apec summit in china.
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a lot of these people are talking about these unusual outfits that the present and other leaders are wearing. some saying they resemble strar trek cost stums. this year, the chinese chose that dark purple silk shirt. president clinton actually started this back in the 1990s. despite the fact that president obama tried to kill this trend three years ago -- >> that's an interesting -- >> what do we think of these? >> i think it's great. i think it makes for great photos. if they put their hands like this -- >> live long and prosper. >> not wearing just his bare chest. >> i think it's really good. >> it breaks the ice.
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>> silk robes for everyone tomorrow. >> why don't we -- >> hawaiian shirt day. >> oh. >> team shirts. do you guys know the best day to do holiday shopping? >> you would be the experts on that. >> after christmas. >> a lot of people think black friday. not really the best day to shop. turns out your best best is actually -- >> did you say your butt? >> your best bet is the monday before thanksgiving and thanksgiving day -- >> i might do that too. >> so what about black friday? >> so monday before thanksgiving. that's the day. >> for your best buys. >> slip of the tongue behind you. >> oh!
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>> i throw them up there and you slap them down. meantime, a lot of people are talking about calvin klein's newest model. others say the industry still has a long way. we're going to talk about it in just a moment. first, the back story. >> she has always fallen in the middle. >> i'm among one of many girls that are like in betweenies. we're not large enough to be considered plus size. >> so when calvin klein cast a size 10 in its latest perfectly fit campaign, heads turned. >> maybe this in between size is the size we're going to see becoming the norm in the fashion industry. >> she says even she was
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shocked. >> i tried and i tried to lose weight. >> even now, she calls herself a bigger girl. when elle magazine said they would still call her plus size, it sparked a plus size controversy. this tweet, how is size 10 plus size? and if this is plus size, then i'm morbidly obese. the outrage comes on the heels of protest over victoria's secret perfect body campaign. calvin klein never called her a plus size and didn't make any distinction in the campaign. in a statement, the perfectly fit line was created to celebrate and cater to the needs of different women. she says that makes her hopeful that she may be just the beginning. for today, nbc news new york.
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>> good morning to you. >> good morning. >> how do you like being a lightning rod? >> it's so surreal. it's just like such a crazy feeling. >> just to settle this once and for all, they in no way shape, or form said it was about plus size. >> no, that was never part of the picture. >> people were kind of hating on the company saying this is what you consider plus size? >> i think it's really unfortunate. i think calvin klein has done something which is really ground breaking. they released this campaign with a normal sized model. i'm a size 10. size 10 girls, there's not a lot of stuff for us to fit in the fashion industry. they released this campaign with me right alongside all of the other girls and didn't make a fuss about it. this campaign was really a month
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ago and just snou things are starting to go crazy. >> some people think, oh, my gosh, here we go again. the fashion industry is so off. there's something different about you if you were compared to a zero or a 2. most people look at you and say that is the perfect size. >> sure. it's tough because it's really easy to look at someone shaped like me and say, oh, she has the perfect body, what does she have to complain about. i don't really have any reason to complain. but i'm getting these e-mails from 15-year-old girls in the middle of america that are saying, thank you so much, i've never seen myself represented in this way before. >> you either see the super, super skinny models on the runways or most of the ads, or the so-called plus size models. you're sort of in the middle and not represented. >> yeah. and life doesn't work in only extremes.
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and we need to -- true body diversity is everything and everyone. it's a range of sizes and shapes. it's not just super skinny or just larger. >> how do you feel about having started this conversation? you didn't plan to, but are you glad you did? >> it's really humbling. i'm glad that -- i have been hoping for a long time that someone would start this, that someone would talk about this. and that things might change for girls that are shaped like me in the fashion industry and beyond. so to be -- i don't want to say that i'm the person that started that, but to be part of the conversation that's starting is really incredible. i'm really honored to do that. >> it's good to have you here. congratulations on the campaign. coming up next, the results of my new mom sleepiness survey.
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we're back in 15 seconds. all right. we're back with our special series snooze or lose. getting kids of all ages more rest. 84% of people say it is a huge relief when the baby starts sleeping through the night. my little one is not quite there yet. three months into being a mom, i'm definitely feeling the consequences. >> after a period of time, getting up every couple of hours really starts to wear on you and you get very, very exhausted. new parents know the feeling. a shell-shocked, sleep deprived
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state. >> did you know we didn't get any sleep last night? >> this is a sleep expert at nyu. so does mommy brain really exist? >> i think it does. i think that in large amount of it has to do with the sleep deprivation that the mother has experienced. i mean just basic words, i couldn't find. does that sound like sleep deprivation? >> definitely. it could be focus, attention. just the ability to find that word on the tip of your tongue. there's many different ways that it manifests. >> months into a new parenting adventure, data shows mom remains sleep deprived. according to our new sleep survey, 54% of adults with a newborn say it makes it difficult to function. >> it takes a long time,
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especially getting continuous sleep. >> she gave me a test to measure my sleepiness. >> on average, how likely are you to fall asleep in each of these situations? >> sitting and reading is definitely a high chance of sleeping. watching tv. lying down in the afternoon, plus, plus, plus. after lunch. especially a big lunch. >> you do the math. >> your score comes out at 14. what this shows is that you are carrying a sleep debt that there is a significant amount of sleepiness. >> no surprise there. while we don't know you can ever truly make up for lost sleep, she gave me advice on how to score. sleep is important. make it a priority. when your baby sleeps, you sleep. take a night off and let a spouse or family member feed the
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baby. i guess the bottom line is am i ever going to feel normal again? >> having a baby does change the rest of your life, but absolutely. sleep debt can be repaid. it just takes dedication and time getting the sleep that you need. >> i can look at that baby all day long. let's talk about another big sleep issue. we're joined by dr. lavigne. good morning to you. this is a big issue. how do you get your baby to sleep through the night? >> you really want to make sure you start off right. infants should sleep nine to 12 hours. you want to establish a sleep routine. you sart of do the same thing all the time. >> they learn that nighttime is nighttime basically? >> exactly right. you also want to look for your
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baby's sleepiness cue. capitalize on that opportunity. you're going to miss the window and it's going to get much harder. >> you say put your baby down awake. this is tough i have to say. >> in the beginning, you can help with the process. rock your baby, soothe your baby. if you can get into the habit of putting your baby down awake, then if she wakes up in the middle of the night, she can get back to sleep again. >> we have tips for toddlers. >> toddlers are going to sleep more at night, but also they still need naps. you want to make sure you're giving your child an opportunity to nap during the day and sleep at night. consistency is key. you need to do the same thing all the time. you can't bring your child into your bed once. once you've done that, it's over. you always put your child back to sleep. >> and provide positive
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reinforcement you say. >> even negative attention is attenti attention. if you're in the middle of the night yelling at your child, that's still giving attention. >> let's get into the teen years. how much sleep should a teenager get. >> my goal is 8 1/2 to 10 hours depending on the child. and the number one thing i recommend teens do is turn off the electronics one to two hours before bed. >> that's going to go over well. >> it's a hard thing to do. that screen, it really is very stimulating. >> thank you so much. good tips. appreciate it. >> send it over to matt. we have a couple of really big names in the studio. steven king has a brand new book out. we'll talk about that. jennifer hudson is here about to pay tribute to one of their
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idols. then they're going on the road to washington d.c., right? >> that's right. >> we'll do it as a you're watching today in the bay. >> a very good morning to you. it is 8:26, i'm laura garcia-cannon. happening now, new video of thousands of nurses picketing this morning in day one of a two-day strike. the nurses are in the midst of contract negotiations. kaiser says its facilities will remain open, but some elective procedures are being cancelled. a new tenant that should be there for a long time. google has signed a 60-year, $1 billion lease to use part of the air base for space exploration projects and help refurbishments on the historic hangar one. light commute out there. a lot of people have today off for veterans day, mike, look at that flag. >> of course. there you go, exactly, we are
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saluting our veterans and acknowledging the winds of change christina will talk about coming up soon. we're showing the traffic, easy drive through fremont. look at palo alto, also increased stroincrease ed volume. only slowing is southbound on either side of the bay and north 101 towards mountain view. the rest of the bay is very light. the bay bridge metering lights turned off at 7:30. back to you. >> thank you for joining us, as well. another news update in about half an hour. have a good tuesday morning. ♪
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love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. ♪ and we're back now at 8:30 on a tuesday morning. it's the 11th day of november 2014. you know what that makes it, veterans day, and we're happy to have some veterans on our plaza, and we salute all veterans across the country. meanwhile, six days from right now, onedirection will be rockin' live on "today." they'll be debuting new songs from their album at university
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orla universal orlando resort. we're going to be there. you think of boy bands, you think of us. >> how come we didn't get to go on that? >> it's kind of we drew the straw this time. >> they said we wouldn't be able to control ourselves. >> like screaming teenagers. >> they asked for us. >> that's right. anyway, it's a free concert, so check it out. come on down to orlando. all right, speaking of music, whitney houston's signature voice is soaring once again on a new album and a dvd of her greatest live performances. and this morning, we are in for a treat. jennifer hudson is here. she will pay tribute to whitney by singing one of her biggest hits for us. all right, also ahead, best-selling scare master stephen king is here. he's going to fill us in on his newest thriller. >> it's a good one. meanwhile, savannah, i've noticed something about you. >> what? >> all right, you've been doing a little -- well, you look amazing, but also, you've been moonlighting on the amazon show, is that true?
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>> it is true! i forgot i did that. >> take a look. >> my life has really changed. >> so, just to be clear, your story is that you intentionally knocked over the labor to make the senator look good? >> right. >> and who told you to do this? >> well, it's in my book, so i can't tell you who, but it goes really far up, i can tell you that much. >> you wrote a whole book on this? >> i think easily an emmy, oscar. you get it all. >> you know what, my motivation was matt lauer. how would matt ask that question? it was very exciting. it was fun! >> the full season is available on amazon. >> nod binge-watching thing. >> great. >> mr. roker, how about a check of the weather? all right, let's check it out, show you what we have today. wet weather from the mountains to the south and also the u.p. of michigan looking at heavier snow as well. plenty of sunshine along the west coast. tomorrow we're looking at that system making its way, kind of dying off to the east, but the colder air makes its way through a good two-thirds of the country. wet weather moves along the california coast into the
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8:32. really excited about al's big weather cast. he's trying to break the guinness book of world records and he'll start that tomorrow night. we're going to have live updates here on nbc bay area, too. 60 degrees in san francisco. happy veterans day to you. big celebration happening in alameda today. check out the world war ii fighter exhibit and temperatures will be mild. temperatures only ramping up into the 60s today. we'll stay dry tomorrow, then rain moves in tomorrow night. >> announcer: this special veterans day "plaza moment" is brought to you by toyota, a proud supporter of hiring our heroes. let's go places. >> and now on veterans day, watching out for our heroes once they come back home. steven curtis is the vice president of communications for toyota, talking about hiring our heroes. steven, good to see you. >> thank you, al. good morning. and on behalf of all of us at
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toyota, we'd like to thank the men and women of our armed forces for their service to our country. we are just honored to be here today. >> okay, so, for those who don't know about this initiative, tell us about hiring our heroes. >> sure. the unemployment rate among veterans is too high. one in ten veterans is unemployed. and for veterans under the age of 25, the unemployment rate is one in five. >> that's staggering. >> yeah. we think that's a real problem. so, to help address this issue, toyota's partnered with the u.s. chamber of commerce foundation to support a program called hiring our heroes. working together, we've developed a free online tool that helps veterans and their military spouses market themselves to companies so they can get jobs. >> that's terrific. >> so, by visiting, veterans and their military spouses can get help building a resume that translates to skills they've acquired serving our country into language that employers in the business world can easily understand. they can also get free interview tips and they can post their
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resume to thousands of companies, including over 500 toyota dealers. >> all right. steven curtis, thank you so much. >> thank you so much. >> thanks for that initiative. and now we'll go back inside to matt. >> al, thank you very much. this is cool, stephen king set to chill up your spine with works like "the shining," gave us hope with "the shawshank redemption," and his latest book, "revival" will have you breaking out in a sweat with questions about faith, god and what lies beyond death. stephen king, always good to have you here. welcome. >> thank you. it's good to be here. >> let's talk about reverend jacobs, okay? he's a guy who has lost faith in religion, he's turned his back on god because of a tragedy in his life involving his family. he takes to the pulpit. >> yeah. >> in his small town, and he delivers a scathing sermon on religion that goes as far as to compare it to an insurance scam. >> right. >> the zest with which you wrote that sermon makes me think you've been wanting to deliver it for a long time. >> well, i wouldn't say that i really wanted to deliver it for a long time, but i was interested in reverend jacobs as a guy with religious faith.
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i was raised, you know, in a christian family, methodist. and i think people with a lot of faith have a lot further to fall. >> this guy, as i said, compares it to an insurance scam, says you pay in, you pay in, you believe, you believe, thinking that at the end there will be this great payoff, and you find out the company doesn't even exist. do you worry about offending people, or do these staunch stephen king supporters know where you lie on this? >> well, i'd like to think that people can make a differentiation between the character and the man who wrote the character, because i've written some pretty awful things in my time, and if they can't differentiate. i mean, hey, guys, i'm all right, you know? of course, i'd say that, wouldn't i? >> exactly. you'd fool us with that. let's talk about some big-ticket items you get into in the book, okay? faith and science, the existence of god. at this stage in your life, do you believe in god? >> i do. i made a decision to believe in god, because it's better to believe than not to believe.
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i came to that conclusion when i realized that i had addiction problems that were bigger than i could solve myself. and so, it was easy to say, well, if i've got a power greater than myself, okay, that's fine, i can use that to make life livable and good. >> beyond life, this idea of an after-life. i was reading an interview youd where you said you've developed a very agnostic view on the after a life, almost a neurological theory about why it may exist or why people might talk about it. >> well, i think that it might be that we are wired up in a certain way -- certain circuits open when you're dying and give you a lift. that seems to me that would be part of the organic survival mechanism. and that would explain this white light phenomenon that people have. as far as what's after, there's
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no down side in believing that there's a heaven or an elisan feel, right? >> it's a win-win. >> it's a win-win situation. if there isn't, we're not going to know. >> do you fear death? >> i don't think i fear death so much as things like alzheimer's disease or advanced, you know, physical problems. >> you worry about the power of thinking, losing the power of thought and expressing yourself. >> yeah. and i've got to say that one of the things that drove this book is i'm curious as to what that -- this is the one experience that we all go through. they say that there's nothing in life that's sure, except death and taxes. but some people don't pay their taxes. so, the one thing is death. >> exactly. unfortunately. one of the other things you said -- >> and we probably have some on this show. >> probably. i've probably interviewed a few of them. you say you still feel fear of failure, which i find hard to believe after all the success you've had. i don't think you have to worry about it. i really don't. this book is called "revival."
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i'm about halfway there. >> it's got a scary wind-up. >> oh, thanks. great. something to look forward to. >> just something to look forward to. >> thanks, stephen. >> in the dark, where no one can hear you scream. >> just stop it. knock it off. coming up, a beautiful song from jennifer hudson, as she pays tribute to whitney houston. but first, this is "today" on nbc. always good to see you.
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♪ we are back now at 8:41 with a special "today's money." this morning on veterans day, financial advice to members of the military. service members and their families face unique circumstances, and "today" financial editor jean chatzky has written a new e-book for them published by nbc, called "operation money." jean, good morning. >> good morning. >> so glad you wrote this book. really, veterans have some very unique financial situations to deal with. >> they do. they move every two years in
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many cases. they have spouses who are often out of the workforce. and so, this is meant to address their needs, their challenges. it's free at, and it's the second time that nbc and citi have teamed up to do something like this, so we want to say thank you. >> it's really wonderful. we have service members on the plaza with questions for you in a moment. but first, you say start with creating a budget. we all hate the "b" word, budget. >> just call it a savings plan. the key is, you want to know what you have coming in, the bottom line number, what you have going out and where it's going. and we have a chart that basically shows you how your resources should be allocated. the housing number for the military families is the most important, because when you move, housing costs change wildly. if you can keep under that 35%, you'll be awesome. >> okay. and you've got debt 15%. you mean just be paying off your debt. >> exactly, and that doesn't include your car loan, by the way. >> okay. you also mention establishing good credit. this applies to all of us, but is it particularly important for members of the military? >> absolutely, because if you don't have decent credit, it can
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keep you out of the military, it can cause havoc with your security clearances. it can be a really big problem. so, you want to maintain good credit. know your credit score. members of the military can get it for free at, which is a not-for-profit site. make sure you pay your bills on time, every time. only use 10% to 30% of the credit you have available to you and don't shop for credit when you don't need it. >> you also say don't close credit card accounts if you've had them a long time. some people think i don't use it i'm going to close it. >> keep it if the credit line is large and it's the one you've had longest in your wallet. >> let's go to the plaza for a couple questions i think teed up. take it away. >> hi. my husband's active duty right now. we're stationed up in saratoga springs, and we're wondering if we should buy at our next duty station and get the equity as opposed to renting. >> it's a really great question and i got it a lot as i was researching this book. generally, renting is going to make more sense, and it's because you're not going to be there for that long. unless you know you're there for five years or more, you're much
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better off renting. >> all right. thank you very much. hope that answers the question. our next veteran, introduce yourself, please, and tell us your question. >> hi, i'm lieutenant yarborough with the united states honor guard. we are composed of first-term airmen mainly between ages of 19 and 23. would you recommend they start their saving habits by saving up for a home or investing in retirement? >> i would recommend they start with an emergency cushion and then move on to retirement. buying a home really is a dodgy proposition when you move so frequently, but retirement you can do all the way through. and thanks for the question and thanks for your service. >> okay. our last veteran, introduce yourself, please, and your question for jean. >> hi, i'm rochelle wright. i have a question about retirement. as you move towards separation and retirement from the military, do you recommend rolling over your thrift savings plan to an employer-sponsored retirement plan? >> that can be a really good move, especially if you're rolling into a 401(k), rather than an i.r.a. rolling over a tsp into a 401(k)
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works just like rolling any other retirement account. you get more options by doing it that way. >> all right. great questions from our veterans. thank you, jean chatzky. thank you. if you want to download a free copy of "operation money," you can go to our website, coming up next, jennifer hudson's live tribute to one of her idols, whitney houston. but first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪
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♪ oh, i wanna dance with somebody ♪ >> announcer: "the toyota concert series" on "today," brought to you by toyota. ♪ yeah, i wanna dance with somebody ♪ 8:47. it's hard to believe, but it's been almost three years since the legendary whitney houston died, but her legacy clearly lives on. her longtime producer and friend, clive davis, is releasing a cd and dvd, "whitney houston live: her greatest performanc performances," and clive has brought along emmy-winner jennifer hudson to perform one of whitney's greatest hits.
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good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> thank you. >> 19 years old you discovered whitney. what was your emotion the first time you heard the voice and you saw her perform? >> i knew the song "the greatest love of all." i had conditioned it for the life of muhammad ali. and i saw this 19-year-old girl step forward in her mother's eye and find meaning in that song that i'm sure the composers never knew were there. >> when we asked you to come here today and share some of this music, you decided that you wanted to bring along this young lady. and jennifer, obviously, obliged. nobody likes to be compared to anyone else as an artist, but is there an exception to that when it's whitney houston? >> well, whitney has always been my idol and my biggest inspiration and it's also been a dream to work with clive as well. and for me, it's like celebrating her and honoring her memory. i'm a huge fan. and i just want to see her legacy being remembered and honored, you know? >> do you think the younger generation of music fans
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understands what she did to the industry, either of you? >> we've just come, with this dvd-cd released this week, the reviews were astonishing. they will. if you see this, it's a concert from the time she's 19 until the "oprah show" 26 years later. it shows that she was the greatest singer of her generation. >> and it's all about the voice. >> that's what -- the voice, her presence. i mean, she changed a generation and she impacted us all, you know. so, like, that should never be forgott forgotten. >> you are going to sing one of her biggest hits for us this morning, all right? so, why don't we move into position and i'll say, ladies and gentlemen, jennifer hudson. ♪
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♪ ♪ each day i live, i want you here, a day to give the best of me ♪ ♪ i'm only one but not alone, my finest day is yet unknown ♪ ♪ i broke my heart, fought every gain to taste the sweet i face the pain ♪ ♪ i rise and fall, yet through it all this much remains ♪ ♪ i want one moment in time when
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i'm more than i thought i could be ♪ ♪ when all of my dreams are a heartbeat away and the answers are all up to me ♪ ♪ give me one, one moment in time when i'm racing with destiny ♪ ♪ then in that one moment of time i will feel, i will feel eternity ♪ ♪ you're a winner for a lifetime
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if you seize that one moment in time, make it shine ♪ ♪ give me one moment in time when i'm more than i thought i could be ♪ ♪ when all of my dreams are a heartbeat away and the answers are all up to me ♪ ♪ give me one moment in time when i'm racing with destiny, oh ♪ ♪ then in that one moment of time i will be, i will be, i
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will be free ♪ ♪ i will be, i will be free [ cheers and applause ] >> jennifer hudson. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> she's building a pretty impressive legacy of her own, isn't she? >> without question. jennifer's incredible. >> clive, thank you so much as well. we're going to be back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. [ applause ] ♪
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there's our nation's capital. guess who's headed there right now, basically? jennifer hudson. you've got a show there tonight. >> yes, i'm headed out right after this. >> doing a concert of valor to honor the veterans, which is very nice. >> amazing. >> you have double duty today. >> well, we want to honor them, definitely, so it's worth it. >> good. well, you sound fabulous. >> incredible. >> thank you for being here. >> clive, you made a good pick here. s he's got an eye for this sort of thing. >> you may want to do this again. >> guys, what do you have coming up next hour? >> oh, we're talking more about sleep. jennifer, you know. you've got a son.
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sleep-deprived mom? >> oh, no, no, no sleep around the house. >> we're going to talk about sleep positions, help you sleep. >> oh, all right. >> what else do you have coming up? some of "today's take"? >> yes, i'll be talking more about rokerthon. >> al and cheese. i'll leave it at that. >> ooh, cheese. >> glorious cheese. >> we're eating. you had me at cheese. >> first, on a tuesday morning, a check of your local news and weather. we're watching today in the bay. >> it is 8:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. just into our newsroom, morgan hill police asking people to avoid the area around tilton and monterey road while they try to cap a gas leak. they posted pictures on their facebook page. six homes have been evacuated as a precaution. investigators say a construction crew ruptured a two-inch gas line and several agencies, including cal fire and pg&e are
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on the scene. it's unclear how the crew broke the line or when it will be fixed. we'll bring you an update when it is available to us. we also have another local news update in about half an hour, about 9:25 or so. have a great veterans day.
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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. >> going to have to. >> he's on the other drink called life. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning, november 11th, 2014. it is veterans day. we want to thank all of the brave men and women who have served or are serving our country throughout all these years. i'm willie geist along with al roker, natalie morales and tamron hall on what we're calling blue day around here. >> while we're singing it, go ahead, al -- ♪ i guess that's why they call it the blues ♪ >> good job! he just went through the whole song. >> al just sang the whole chorus. >> i thought elton john had joined the show. that's how much you sound like
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him. >> not even close! >> i know. i was kidding. >> exactly, yes. >> but how about the crowd, as you mentioned, with all the service members and their families out there this morning? >> so great. >> it was beautiful being out there! >> it really was. >> our dads, of course, service members as well, so we honor them, too. >> my dad as well. >> exactly. >> i love veterans day. it's a special day. we should be honoring these guys year-round, but we always stop and do it this day and this week. and you all were so nice to come out to our event last night for "operation men." it's a group out of the ucla medical center that provides reconstructive surgeries for men and women who have been really the most severely injured of all the people who have served over there and survived. >> what a great attitude, those guys. >> aren't they incredible? >> and the families. oh, my gosh. >> and we got some perspective. we were there watching -- they aired a video last night, and you hear these stories, as we know, but it puts everything in perspective, you know? it should, and it definitely does. >> absolutely. >> i really appreciate you all coming out. it's "operation mend" is doing incredible work. >> and your wife, christina --
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>> christina. >> christina got us hooked into it and she does all the leg work and i take the glory, which is sort of the story of my life. >> pretty much. >> it is. it is. >> that's why they call her the better half. >> she is that, there's no question about it. >> better three-quarters. >> she is. so, anyway, celebrate however you can today and please honor our veterans across the country, and we'll be talking more about that later this hour. meanwhile, we're also talking about rokerthon. i could describe it, but i want to hear al. what is rokerthon? >> there was this woman in norway who broke the guinness book record for a consecutive live weather forecast. she went for 33 hours. and i jokingly said, i'll do that! and they said, will you really? >> and it stuck. >> it kind of stuck. so, starting tomorrow night at 10:00 on, and the different platforms of nbc, on our local stations, i am going to do a 34-hour nonstop
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broadcast starting at 10:00 p.m., through all of our broadcasts, and then go until 8:00 a.m. friday morning on "today" and try to raise money for the uso. you can go to >> al roker, i think, right? >> i think it's just roker. >> and you have a personal forecast. >> you'll get a personal forecast -- >> a personal forecast? >> no. >> but if you donate enough money, i'll come to your front lawn and i will do a forecast. >> oh, wow! >> significant money. we're talking five fingers, five figures. no, five figures. five figures. >> so, you're doing the weather the whole time? >> we're doing weather for the world, for the nation, for local stations. we've got over 220 nbc affiliates. we're going to be doing live weather with. >> wow. >> are you having interviews during this? >> i talked with our nbc medical director, dr. tonya beneson, and she suggested that i don't drink
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coffee. said just take sips of green tea, because that's got just enough caffeine, but not enough so you're spiking and then crashing. also suggesting -- we're going to have a stationary bike in there, so doing a little exercise while i'm doing the weather. >> cool. >> also, cut back on the carbs until, like, the last four hours. >> okay. >> do a lot of fats and protein. >> okay. >> so, nuts, jerky, things like that. >> a marathon, then. you have to get the protein -- >> that's why it's called rokerthon! #rokerthon. >> should we call you? i mean, text you? >> you could call -- we're going to be doing it in the green room right next door. >> oh, okay. >> so, i'm thinking you guys stop by. >> in our pjs? >> yeah, like a little sleepover. >> okay, sleeping bags -- >> come on! we'll have a little -- >> but you're not sleeping. we are. >> i know, but you guys -- i can tell you weather bedtime stories. >> are there weather bedtime stories? >> there are weather bedtime stories. >> big tornado, dorothy. >> come on, seriously. >> okay, we're going to come. >> okay, you heard tamron.
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>> we'll meet you there. >> what time -- you assign us the time and we'll come. >> okay, we start wednesday night. >> wednesday night at what time? >> i'd like you guys coming over thursday night. >> what time? >> 10:00. >> i'll do the 1:00 a.m. >> i've seen you go 24 hours without sleep, and you get a little, a little crazy. so, i can't wait to see what 34 hours is going to be like. >> 1:00 a.m. what time -- >> are we all coming together? isn't that the idea? >> staggered to keep him motivated. >> i see. >> so, you're coming at 1:00 on thursday morning? >> you're coming in at 2:00? >> no -- >> i'm coming in at 3:00. >> what time are you coming in? >> 3:00. >> oh, that's very big of you, you're coming in to work. >> you actually don't get in until 5:00. >> i get in at 5:00, so i'm coming in two hours early. >> how about thursday night around 10:00, is that all right? because i have to be somewhere. that will be over around 10:00. >> that's not a sacrifice! >> you're coming in at 1:00? >> i live near here, i'll just -- >> #rokerthon.
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>> bunny slippers. >> meanwhile, your beards are coming in nicely. and i was at a barber shop yesterday and it says "movember: chicks dig mos." so, that's motivation. >> it's like a tattoo. >> willie's going to get it after his beard's grown out. your beard has grown more in this year -- we have a theory. >> what is your theory? >> you said you gave up bread. >> i did, but that's making my hair grow? i'll go with it if you want me to. >> it wasn't thin, but it was light. >> it was sparse. it is coming in a little quicker this year than last year. >> maybe since you hit puberty. >> yes. it's been a big year for me in so many ways. >> voice has dropped. wow. fantastic. >> oh, goodness. something else we've got going on, "snooze or lose." >> okay. >> a hashtag battle going on on twitter. what sleep position do you prefer? mr. roker, what do you like? >> i'm a side sleeper. >> natalie? >> side sleeper, too. >> i'm a stomach sleeper. >> i am a stomach sleeper as well! let us know, #backsleeper,
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#stoma #stomachsleeper, #sidesleeper. does that change when you're married? because you're sleeping with somebody else. do you have to coordinate your sleep position with them? >> just get a very big bed -- >> what are we doing, spooning the entire time? >> if you're a stomach sleeper and your mate's a stomach sleep yeshlsion you' er, you've got to stack them. >> we've got a twin bed. >> that's right, just stack them up. >> honey, we're saving space. >> you're bringing in a forklift. >> speaking of twin beds, did you notice the three beds over there? we're all going to be officially -- >> goldilocks. >> -- we're going to be sleeping together pretty soon. >> that sounds interesting. somebody will retweet that now. >> it's official, we're all sleeping together. >> do you change your position when you sleep? do you start as a stomach sleeper and wake up on your back? >> i start on my side and wind up on my tummy. >> doesn't that hurt your back on your stomach? >> no, because i don't use a pillow, i sleep flat. >> you don't use a pillow? >> i don't like the puffy pillows -- >> the position of your neck is
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all wrong. >> it's all about the firm pillow for me. it's got to be firm, dense. >> one year i had this one bad dream. i thought i had eaten a giant marshmallow, woke up, my pillow was gone. it was bad. thank you! #rokerthon! [ everyone talking at once ] >> we have the rim shot ready now. that was very quick, guys. nicely done. >> really want to show up at 1:00 a.m.? >> you said you would. now you've got to do it. >> you have to do it, too. >> i said 3:00. >> he's got 10:00. >> #rokerthon. >> keep sending him tweets to keep him awake. >> you know, we are going to be taking tweets, too. we've got social media. this thing's all -- we're all over this. huge! huge! trending all over. meanwhile, a lot of people talking about mark zuckerberg wearing a different look for him. >> yeah, it's a big deal here. >> the black tie event, right? >> so, the "daily mail" gets all worked up about this thing. they say, okay, here it is. mark zuckerberg wore a navy blue
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tuxedo to a black tie event. his wife also wore blue. standing with i guess benedict cumberbatch, great actor, who wore black -- >> that looks like very dark navy blue. >> there's nothing wrong with that. >> you should have to explain yourself. like, she met with each of us and the fact that we all said no big deal -- >> right. >> look, when i went to the "golden globes," i've got a picture with bryan cranston, i've got a blue tux on. >> blue is the new black when it comes to tuxedos, right? >> matthew mcconaughey wore one a couple of months ago. >> a couple months ago. >> they have an issue -- >> no, the "daily mail" wrote this, oh, faux pas! guess what? it's not literal anymore, "daily mail," all right? just because it's called black tie. it's a formal event. you wear a formal dinner jacket. >> at least he didn't wear the hoodie, okay? >> no! >> now, that would have been faux pas. >> when i heard about the story, i thought run one of you was
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interested. because i didn't understand -- >> no, no! kate's kind of like british, you know, so it's like the uk. >> so people know who we're talking about. kate, smile. >> kate, come over here. you look amazing today. >> it's the same thing, you know? >> i thought it was interesting. clearly -- >> but we all said -- >> your paper said yes! >> your paper. >> your paper of the people with the accent. >> it was a talking point, i thought. >> "daily mail," we love the "daily mail." >> i love that you called her british. >> it's an accent! hey, hey, it's not like that accent started in brooklyn, okay? it started in britain and jumped an ocean, all right? >> now he's dr. google. >> so, i mean, come on! it's like britain, only it's much bigger. you know, australia. same thing, you know? in britain they don't have kangaroos, okay? tiny wallaby. oh, look, we've got tiny
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kangaroos. tie something down! it's australia. it's a big country! >> wow. >> anyway -- i've had sleep. #rokerthon. anyway, we've been looking at this system, the colder air making its way in. there's fog in milwaukee. they're going to have a mix of rain and snow later. 35 and colder later in the day. look at all the snow we're talking about. after yesterday, parts of minnesota getting 18 inches. could be anywhere from 12 to 15 inches of snow in the u.p. of michigan. right now it feels like 12 below in rapid city, 6 below in north platte. that colder air's sinking in. ahead of the system, look at that, 62 in memphis, 54 in texarkana, houston 70, but then, boom, that cold air pushes in. tomorrow it's going to feel like 25 in dallas, 31 cincinnati, 19 in chicago. makes its way to pittsburgh, atlanta, all the way down to san antonio, feeling like 34 on thursday. and friday, boston, you're going to feel like 31. it's going to feel like 36 in panama city. you call that cold? this is cold. that's what
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9:11 now. good morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. that is a live look at beautiful san francisco. and what you'll notice about this picture is the fact that those low clouds are about 1,000 to 2,000 feet, and so we're not talking about fog, but it is overcast. and we're going to continue to see clouds spilling in ahead of this front as we head throughout the day. this now san jose showing you the same cloudy sky and that's the story of the day. temps in the mid to upper 60s, an interval of clouds and sun throughout the day. >> and that's your latest weather. >> oh, we're having a battle over these bracelets. it's super cute. >> yes. >> we got them as a present. they're form 31? >> or area 52. >> from willie's wife. your wife -- >> not her jewelry. >> but she gave it as a gift. willie's never given us anything! >> wow. >> right now, our stage manager's giving us this. >> christina gave these to us, and it didn't say willie geist
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it just said christina. >> going like this. it's amazing your head's even attached to your shoulders. >> they really want us out of here. where are you going? >> he's going to sleep. >> our series "snooze or lose," how changing your sleep position could help you get a better night's rest. al is sleeping through another show, to demonstrate. >> ow! ow! >> man down. go to break. man down. >> man ♪ my son is going to wash the family prius. he insisted on using the rain to save water. fourteen years ago, i insisted on buying our first prius. because like toyota, we both know there's a way to do things, and a way to do things even better. the prius. toyota, let's go places.
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so, most people, at least in our survey, are side sleepers. i think you said you're a slide sleeper, right? >> i'm a side sleeper, so i guess i'm in the majority. tamron, thank you. dr. shelby harris is the director of behavioral sleep medicine. thanks for being here. >> thank for having me. >> why is sleep position so important? >> well, if you're making enough time to sleep at night, you want to make sure the quality of sleep is ideal, so we're well rested and refreshed in the day. so that's an easy thing to fix so you can feel better in the morning. >> for back sleepers, a lot of people just sleep on their backs, but it's generally not a very good position for your body to sleep in, right? >> well, for some people. actually, the most neutral position for your back is actually to be on your back, sleeping that way. but you want to make sure you have a nice pillow like this that's propping you up a little bit. if you have too many pillows and you can only sleep really propped up and you snore a lot, you might want to see a sleep specialist, because it can be a sign of sleep apnea. >> some people have apnea, so what are some ways to fix that? >> the best way to treat apnea
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is something called a pap therapy, which is a mask that you put on that helps keep your airway open at night. there are other treatment, weight loss. some people it's positional, so finding another position could help. >> for people who do want to sleep on their backs, we brought in montez. come on in and help us out here. you're going to show us different ways that you can get a better way of sleeping on your back. >> for your back, actually, montez is going to be wearing things to try and train yourself. if you snore a lot or if you're pregnant, you actually shouldn't be sleeping on your back. so, montez has things to help train you to sleep on your side. >> side, okay. >> if you do want to sleep on your back, just note, a big fluffy pillow and another pillow under your knees can be helpful to help with your back, but if you can't be sleeping on your back, this is what you should be doing. as you can see, montez has a pocket on backwards. so, we're going to put a tennis ball in it. he's also wearing a fanny pack, and you don't have to do both.
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and this is a really big fanny pack. if you want to sleep on your side and a lot of them have spouses poking them and you want to sleep on your side -- montez, why don't you lay down for a moment. >> that's to prompt him to turn. >> so, i'm guessing that's not comfortable. and it will teach you to go back on your side if you roll over. you can do the same thing with a tennis ball and a fanny pack. >> willie's a stomach sleeper, at least right now he is. one time. >> so, with the stomach, as you can see, you actually -- a lot of people sleep on their stomachs, they actually have a pillow that's too fluffy, so it hurts your neck. the best thing to do is, like willie has here, a nice -- let me just pick this up -- a nice, flat pillow. i think tamron said she sleeps without a pillow. a lot of people who are stomach sleepers will do that as well. >> because that puts a lot of pressure on your back. >> exactly. you want to be nice and flat. if you're comfortable that way, sleep that way. >> let's move over to al, and he's a side sleeper, as 54% of people were. >> and i also sleep fully
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clothed. >> in a suit and tie, too. >> for a side sleeper, which is what most people end up doing, you can have a pillow here to allow for the space between the neck and the bed, but also, a lot of people have back strain, so you want to add in a pillow -- i think we have a pillow down here. excuse me. we can put a pillow between your knees here, and that can help with back. excuse me. >> a full body pillow. >> there's also a full body pillow. a lot of women who are pregnant find the belly makes it harder to sleep on their side. so a full body pillow, you can put it in the front like this. there are also ones that curve that can go under your head and around your body, and that can help. and if you're pregnant -- >> yeah. >> see? >> this is a lot of pillows for you, al, but if you're pregnant -- >> al. >> if you want, you can also if you're pregnant sleep on your left side, because the liver's on the other side and it's less strain on the body. >> shelby harris, thank you so much. coming up next, an important consumer alert to tell you about. [ jeremy ] i get to spend all day, every day, visiting with dentists,
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closely followed by a man driving erratically in a nissan maxima. as the two cars entered the shopping center, the first driver saw the man in the nissan waving a handgun, then cut the driver off, got out of his car, started screaming at the victim, then drove off. the san francisco 49ers are getting a boost, aldon smith is expected to return to the practice field for the first time this season. he is also expected to take the field on sunday when the niners battle the new york giants in new jersey. the nfl suspended smith nine games. we have a look at your weather forecast after the break.
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cloudy sky before the day is done. intervals of clouds and sunshine for today, but by about 5:00, mostly cloudy conditions for the entire bay area. 65 in the north bay today. 64 on the east shore. 67 degrees in the south bay, and i can tell you right now, temperatures are still cool as the fog is starting to burn off. throughout the next couple hours, beautiful day ahead for everybody celebrating veterans day and, of course, we honor all of our local service men and women, anybody watching out there this morning. kris, i know you're a patriot, as well. >> indeed, we thank you for your service. and we have more local news coming up in just a half hour.
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♪ welcome back to "today" on this tuesday morning, november 11th, 2014, happy veterans day to all our servicemen and women, past and present. i'm willie willie and al and natalie and tamron. and you have 3.7 followers on instagram. >> i would not say the queen. >> that's how these things work. >> we bow down to you. >> we will try an experiment and have you take one of your perfect instagram shots and post it to instagram and see how many likes you get by the end of the segment. >> that's too close. i don't want to see all that. >> is there a strategy?
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>> yes. there's a little button-down here. >> she's got it. >> we are doing another one, silly face? >> uh-huh. >> okay. >> no, no, we're going again. >> okay. >> you've got to get it right. >> there you go. >> you happy? we will have to put a rush on that. >> what do you think you'd use? >> i put through a few different apps. my mom is a photographer and loves to edit photos so i sent it to her. >> do us a favor. while al does the weather, you can post to it instagram. at the end of our segments with you we will see how many likes you got as the queen of instagra instagram. >> complicity unto itself. let's check it out while bella posts to instagram. we will post our weather maps. look for showers and thunderstorms along this front
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bringing snow behind to it the up of michigan, sunshine along the east coast, temperatures still in the 6 9:32. we've got a beautiful veterans day ahead. i want to show you this time lapse from high atop mount hamilton, kind of tells the story of the day. started out mostly clear, we're going to see intervals of clouds at times and by the end of the day becoming mostly cloudy. no rain in the forecast for today, and a lot happening. 11:00 a.m., u.s.s. hornet museum in alameda, a fighter exhibit, 63 degrees out there later on today, beautiful conditions. rain on the way, more on that today at 11:00. >> and t andha that is your latest weather. >> it's still posting right now. >> i had to put in a square ready to get to it fit. >> i don't even know what that is. >> for instagram, your pictures are a square. >> square ready, right now, it's
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ready. there it is. >> besides being an expert selfie taker -- >> i was originally square ready. >> what do i caption it? >> oh. you can have a caption contact. >> please like us. >> please like us. >> like us and put a caption. >> a caption contest. >> then just say like us and caption. we will only read your caption if you like us. let's barter. >> okay. >> did you snknow actress bella thorne is best known for her disney movie "shake it up," and "very bad day" alongside steve garner and jennifer lorell. >> she is making a name for herself as an author and that's why she's here along with taking an incredible photo of all of us. >> you like it? >> love it. >> you guys get to work, put the
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caption on. in the meantime we will talk about this book you wrote, "autumn falls." you are now an accomplished author. i love your reaction. i know as somebody growing up you had dyslexia and you overcame that. it had to be hard to put a book together. >> you never overcome it necessarily. i'm not going to lie. it's not easy and i'm not going to sit here and tell kids that it is easy and, you know, boom it's gone and you can do whatever. it's not. you really have to work at it. i don't think that if i wasn't in the business i am, i'm forced to read scripts all the time. cold reads all the time, doing it on the show, the morning of table read, we'd get the scripts and before they knew i had dyslexia, it was really hard because my character actually has a lot of lines and a lot of
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really big words, and so it was tough. and then we wrote an episode called add it up that says cici has dyslexia and at the time i found out i had dyslexia and autumn in the book has dyslexia. it challenges her. not something we throw away or don't look at. it's constantly looked at in the book. it's good to teach kids it's not that easy, that you have to work hard at it. >> autumn, her character is half cuban, dyslexic, bullied by her peers in high school. was this some what autobiographical? >> some pages were like me, my father passed away and her father passed away and he leaves her with this magical journal to help her through high school. wow, dad, thanks, leave me a journal, like that's going to
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help. when she writes in the journal things come to life but since she's dyslexic they come out a little wonky backfiring on her throughout the series. >> the book is beautiful and there is so much of you in this. your career has taken off in such a way you've been home schooled. you recently got to go to home coming? >> i want to see them. >> tell us about that day. >> i just came home from a flight. that's tristan, my boy -- that's his twin brother, cameron. >> that's interesting. >> i'm dating a twin. interesting. they're nothing alike. this is our group, kyle and justin. >> you guys like the coolest kids in that picture. >> we had a lot of fun and ate at fat sal's, i don't know if you know that place. kyle is like, let's go to fat sal's, i'm down! they had the biggest most ridiculous sandwich that has everything you can imagine in
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it. >> can you tell us how many likes you have now? we have 9,000 in how many minutes? >> 3 minutes. >> that's amazing. you are the queen. >> thank you. speaking of veterans day, the book actually has a lot to do with, i want to say, veterans day because the grandmother in the book, edie is based off both of my grandmothers. my grandmother had dementia and she passed away. my grandmother on my father's side spoke only spanish with a perfect cu man accent and both their husbands were both in the military and he proposed to her while he was still in the military and my dad was born on a military base. >> happy veterans day. >> the book is autumn falls. thank you. i love making the kind of food you'll feel really good about putting in your body. i know what you're thinking, but this is new and improved i can't believe it's not butter! 100% taste, 0% artificial preservatives.
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florida, the program gives service dogs to veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, and the results have been remarkable. it seems commonplace to us, a quick weekend run to a place like home depot. but for a veteran suffering from ptsd -- >> you can go to the store for two to five minutes and be somewhat okay. anything longer than that is a nightmare. >> it can cause debilitating anxiety and depression. >> just move the dogs up and down the aisle. >> that's why brett simon and his mother, sherri, started the non-profit canines for warriors. >> we can provide warriors suffering from ptsd and traumatic brain injury a service animal to allow them to get back out into society. >> brett deployed to iraq twice as an explosives-detecting dog handler. when he returned home, he had trouble settling back into normal life. >> i hardly left the house. i would go shopping at midnight, 2:00 in the morning for groceries and things that i needed. >> considering brett's
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profession, his mom thought a service dog would help him. >> she had done a lot of research while i was gone. she knew that dogs were a passion of mine. and putting the two together she thought would be a very viable option. >> it was a success. and together, brett and sherri realized they could help other veterans in the same way. canines for warriors was born. >> sit. >> the program consists of a month-long, intensive training course, four to five vets per class. they live together with their newly assigned service dogs, going out each day, training with their animals, in public spaces, restaurants and retail stores. >> i have my doubts at first. i didn't think that a dog would help me with ptsd, but i was willing to try anything. >> navy reservist donald hogue is about to graduate. he can already see the positive impact his dog, fletcher, has had on him. >> my blood pressure has gone down quite a bit. my anxiety -- i barely see it anymore. he kind of lets me know that he
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knows that i'm nervous, because he'll nudge me in the leg, and then i just look down at him and i smile and then we're fine. >> chief hospital corpsman anthony gerin has terrible nightmares. his dog, liberty, helps him get through them. >> in the middle of a nightmare, he wakes me up, puts his head on me, puts his paw on my face and it's a lot easier to go right back to sleep knowing that he's there. >> you go through the program, you learn so much about yourself and your dog. >> kevin crowell was one of the first participants in the program. his wife, lisa, is grateful for their dog, bella. >> nothing else worked. he's on his tenth doctor. we've been to multiple marriage therapists. we've been to ptsd support groups. why live another day dealing with the anxiety or the medications or the rage or the anger when you can have such a positive influence come into your life? >> what we're doing does work.
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what we're doing does make a difference for the families and their friends that now get to experience having their husband or wife back again, along with the assistance of a service dog. >> how many times do we see that, the power of a dog or a horse or any animal to help these guys? >> that bond. it really is, it's a life-saver for these guys. >> and a great program. for more information, if you're interested in helping canines for warriors, you can head to our website, all right, well, up next, say cheese. >> cheese! >> all right, it is my favorite food outside of chocolate. and apparently, you all agree because you've told me your cheese favorite. but how do we indulge without gaining weight? it's my "tuesday trend" -- >> who cares? it's my "tuesday trend" -- >> who cares? >> cheese that order more shaving cream. with my android from tracfone, i can... pay the electric bill. keep towels piping hot. get kids to sit still. play beard styling tunes. learn new razor tricks. hire a pro waxer. post before and after pics. i can do all that with my android from tracfone.
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>> this is the vacherin. it's wrapped in a fruit bark when we age it. it has a nice kind of eastern regime, chinese wintry feeling. >> so, you tell them say cheese? >> yeah. >> that is amazing. so, i asked you guys to share your favorite cheeses. katie hicks tweeted "drunken goat spain is the best goat cheese ever for charcuterie platter," and another is "manchego "manchego." and "cheddar the better." so with the holidays coming up, ellie krieger is a religioned nutritionist and ator of "weeknights wonders." >> i love cheese, too! >> i couldn't believe it. i think this is the first time i received tweets all night long when i posed the question for
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the cheese trend. everybody loves cheese, those who can eat it and tolerate it. >> you can love it in a healthy way, but i understand you've had a little evolution. >> in my 20s, i was all about this cheese and i also loved anything in a block and anything you could spray on a meal. that was in my 20s. >> that's a start. >> okay, my 30s, i was all about the little snack sizes and cheddar cheese. and now i'm ripe old age of 40 and i like my age ripened. i love blue cheese -- >> well, you understand the benefits of aging, right? >> yes, i do. >> there's some beauty in that. >> but we want to eat it and not feel guilty. >> exactly, and we don't have to. when you're confronted with a big cheese plate, isn't this beautiful? >> this is. >> one of the main things is don't belly up to it. >> what does that mean? >> don't belly up to the cheese platter and stay there, because then you wind up eating like half a pound of cheese. >> okay, is hard cheese more caloric than hard cheese? >> my first rule is take a plate and make your own little cheese plate so you don't scarf massive amounts of cheese.
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>> so if i'm at home around my house, make a cheese plate. >> yes, and soft cheese has about a third fewer calories and fat than hard cheese. >> oh, okay. >> and so, having a nice, rich goat's cheese like the drunken goat, for example, or this one's beautiful -- >> my other dilemma is bread versus cracker. i go for the bread. do we save calories eating it on a cracker? >> not necessarily. >> oh, good. >> but what i suggest is have some fruit on your plate. grapes are beautiful with cheese. >> okay. >> so, take advantage, if i may -- >> so don't just haul in on the cheese. if you're at a party, holiday season, load it up with different things. >> right. these things work beautifully with cheese. they complement the flavors. and the thing, is an ounce and a half to 2 ounces of cheese is what you should go for. >> should we avoid the spread, quickly? >> you know what, have a little. go with the fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, go with it. >> and we're out of time. we're going continuous on, but your last piece of advice, real quick. >> savor it. they're meant to be savored.
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>> okay, i'm savoring this in my mouth. ellie, thank you so much. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. enjoy your cheese!
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where you'll find our lowest price ever on the c4 queen mattress plus 36-month financing. know better sleep with sleep number. you're watching today in the bay. >> good morning, everyone. 9:56. i'm scott mcgrew. big boost today for the san francisco 49ers' star linebacker aldon smith expected to hit the practice field for the first time this season and will take the field sunday when the niners battle the new york giants in
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new jersey. this season smith has not played a single down. the nfl suspended him nine games for violating the league's conduct code and substance abuse policy. well, students at san jose's lincoln high school mourning the loss of one of their classmates. she died in a small plane crash saturday east of gilroy. the pilot of the plane also killed. friends say those two were related. decision 2014, it took about a week, but san jose finally has its next mayor. san jose mayoral candidate dave cortese conceded the race yesterday. the race was close. that did not stop winning candidate sam liccardo for claiming victory last week. he'll be sworn in after january 1st. the registrar is actually still counting several thousand provisional ballots. let's check your weather this morning with christina. >> hey, thanks.
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you know what, nice out there, little on the cool side as we honor our nation's veterans in downtown san jose. parade starts at noon. temperatures in the low to mid 60s out there for today. we'll ramp your number up to about 68 degrees, highs coming in at 2:00. meanwhile, mid 60s across the board. bay area is going to be comfortable for today. with a mix of sun and clouds, intervals of sun and clouds as the storm system inches closer to the bay area. rain arrives throughout tomorrow night. we'll keep the window open for quite some time. more about this today at 11:00. see you then. right now back to you. >> all right. another update in half an hour, as well.
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♪ ♪ >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> oh, it's a good day, already laughing. >> veterans day tuesday november 11th. we want to pay great tribute to those who have served our country and given the ultimate sacrifice for it. i certainly have members of my family that did. >> it's a great time to remember and celebrate. i think some people see it as a day off and the day the banks close. take time and take a few moments to say thanks. >> absolutely.
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if you see a veteran or anybody in the armed forces today, go ahead and go up and ask them if it's okay to give them a hug. we have one of our favorite people with us today. the one and only bette midler. >> she has a new cd, all kind of girlie harmonizing songs. >> all the good girl groups out there. >> remember the movie "for the boys?" >> boogie woogie bugle boys. >> emotional. >> she's truly one of the greatest performers you'll ever see in your life. >> you know good news? >> what. >> we're the christmas tree. >> we're the only people that haven't noticed. >> it's a little hard to notice it because there's skraflding. they are trying to make it bigger. >> right now looks like charlie brown's tree. >> tourists are already taking pictures with the scaffolding. nobody cares.
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>> big celebration wednesday december 4th right before unbelievable musical starring regis fiphilbin. >> everybody talking about it. >> they will be. >> ambush makeovers two active duty women. it will be fun to get them ready for civilian life. and bobbie lloyd is here. >> she's going to help us bake sweets for thanksgiving celebration. what's going on, hoda? >> a lot is happening. we're going to talk about joan rivers. there were some like just some revelations about what happened. i think a lot of us wondered what happened after joan passed away. >> detail. >> they did come out and they have released everything they say the clinic did wrong. they talk about multiple failings that went on when joan went into cardiac arrest. she was undergoing an endoscopy.
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here what is they found out. doctors did not determine proper body weight for the propofol to give her. they didn't understand how light she was. >> if you didn't know joan, she was a bigger than life personality but she was tiny. >> knowing joan, she probably wouldn't give her weight. >> you have to take it. >> sure. >> on the record the anesthesiologist wrote down 300 milligram of propofol, which is about twice as much as would be -- >> that's the report. >> she's saying she didn't give her that much but that's what was written down. >> that was reported. her personal physician performed the procedure even though she wasn't a member of the clinic staff, so that's an issue. they say joan only consented to an upper endoscopy. that's what she agreed to. she said her doctors decided to
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do larnygoscopy. >> and they said a photo was taken, certainly not -- >> professional. they didn't identify her deteriating vital signs. >> in a timely way. >> her daughter -- as you would expect miss rivers outraged for the mismanagement that occurred before, during and after the procedure. moving forward miss rivers will direct her efforts to ensuring what happened to her mother will not occur again with any other patient. >> that's exactly what you -- it's such a tragedy, a personal tragedy. then you think if i don't do something about this, it's going to happen to somebody else. >> so you feel compelled to do that. >> the endoscopy statement said, yorkville has been fully cooperative with all regulatory and accreditation agencies, physicians involved in the
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direct care and treatment referenced in the report no longer will provide here. >> when you hear about something going wrong and people taking photographs, it makes you not want to go near it, but sounds like they get rid of some people. >> let's have fun, dress up like a teddy bear. who doesn't like this. >> the owner, cynthia roth, she made the costume herself? >> oh, my gosh. >> wait a minute. it's a little bear suit. >> okay. >> she put the bear suit. >> on the shih tzu. >> don't say that. that's not nice. >> the arms are just flopping. >> i thought, geez, he should be in the circus. that is the cutest thing. >> i can't stand it. >> one more time. >> just keep walking. >> oh, my gosh, isn't that
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adorable. >> since everything is warm and fuzzy, can we talk about garth brooks? >> yes. first of all, welcome back. >> so great to see him. there was a young woman in the front row of the concert. she was holding up a sign. he was performing in minneapolis. it said chemo this morning, garth tonight, "enjoy the dance." that's one of garth's biggest hits. that sign caught garth's eye. this is what he did. he sees her in the front row. ♪ ♪ >> he goes down and gives a hug. >> i'm going to tell you right now, god just stuck his hand out. [ cheers and applause ] >> you go kick cancer's --
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>> he says it like it is. >> his mom and sister both passed away from cancer. you know what, you love moment like that. this woman sitting here. music heals. >> it certainly does. i think there's a rumor he's going to be with us next week. >> i can't wait. we love him. >> there's a little thing going on with taylor swift getting tons of attention for her new song "blank space." >> the whole cd is awesome. >> i'm learning it. >> i know every song already. >> in this particular video she plays a jealous girlfriend that goes crazy then crazier. let's look at taylor in a jealous rage ♪ oh, my god who is she i get drunk on jealousy because darling i'm a nightmare dressed like a daydream ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ was it pain
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tell you i'm in pain my love is layers and you love the game ♪ >> oh, my gosh. that is so stockerish and freaky. >> and fun. >> a nightmare like a daydream. >> she's scary. >> by the way, the guys are all shuddering. >> fatal attraction. >> oh, my god, with the knife in the cake. >> and the rabbit. >> the rabbit. you know what, carrie underwood had a little fun with jealousy. she did it first. watch this ♪ carve my name into his leather seats louisville slugger to both headlights ♪ >> she doesn't look crazy. >> taylor looked crazy. taylor did. >> but you know what, it was so
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awesome. >> just a shout out to the glamor awords last night. they honor some great, great, great people. took place at carnegie hall. honored people. mindy was there. robin wright got an award. mindy was asking about you, where is kathie lee. >> i love her. >> chevy to the levee. >> snooze or lose, hoda? >> sleeping as a baby as you age. bette midler, baby. >> out with brand-new music. we'll talk to her. >> she's going to sing for us. it's really awesome right after this.
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released her 25th one. it's called "it's the girl." a selection of songs from some of the greatest female groups of all time. >> hi, ladies. >> love the new cd. >> i thought you meant these girls. >> that, too. i meant all of it. >> the songs on this, some of them are great throwbacks. how did you pick the songs for this? >> we started with 50 songs, probably more than 50 songs. some old favorites from songs i had kept -- that had been whirling around in my head for years. >> that you wanted to record. >> that i wanted to record. i had "waterfall." i had the girls song. first time i heard that song i sobbed my eyes out. i thought, toif sing this because it's so moving. a lot of songs from my youth. "it's the girl." the first cd i ever on the other hand-of- owned. >> wore it out. >> people think of me when they hear it.
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we have cordeths, schiffons, supremes, we had them all. we had darlene. >> waterfall was one of those songs that caught fire on the internet. some songs do. some songs don't. that song, why do you think it caught fire? >> that never happened to me before. you know why, i think because a lot of people didn't know the lyrics. i think the beat of that song is so magical, and those girls were so wonderful. but there was so much -- you didn't really hear -- you didn't hear the lyrics. one of the -- >> you're big on lyrics. >> i am. if it moves me, i figure it's going to move some other people if i do it right. >> you're going to take this on the road. >> yeah. >> look at you, fancy. how do you feel about going on
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the road. >> you can afford to do anything you want to do. that is the hardest work in the world. >> it is hard. >> you give your all. i've seen you so many times live. maybe you don't even know you're giving your all. >> i know. >> you have the time of your life. >> you look fantastic on stage and come off stage and you're like, i'm in so much pain. the rewards are fabulous, crowds are great. you see new cities, eat different food. it's great. >> you can't sing all the h harmonies on the road by yourself. you have to take these fantastic girls on the road. "it's the girls." >> it's the girls. >> can we talk about your daughter. >> she's a genius and she's chosen to take your path as an actor. what did you think of her making that choice. >> she had a big life. she went to college, junior year
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abroad, overseas, went to china. i thought, something is going to happen. she's going to china. all of a sudden she came home from china and she said, you know what, i'm going to be an actor. we said, okay, all right. we got behind her. you know, it's been great. she really -- she has a nack for it. she has a feeling for it that honestly, to tell you the truth, i love it but not the way she does. she really loves the literature. she understand the history of it. i just threw myself into it. >> is she funny the way you are. >> she's hilarious. she loves to laugh. she's my best audience. i make her cry. >> she's a little afraid to be in your shadow? >> no, that wasn't it at all. i told her if she was five if she ever went into show business i would killed her. i think that's what dissuaded her. >> very far away from mommy. >> how far can i get. >> what was your husband's
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reaction? by the way, congratulations coming up on 30 years. >> amazing. >> thirty years. >> in hollywood they don't last that long. >> what is the secret to that? >> i think the secret is you have to learn to listen, which i still have not done. have you to learn not to interrupt, which i still haven't done. you have to learn to compromise, which is the hardest part of all. i married when i was 40, close to 40, like 38. i had my baby when i was almost 41. so i had had a big life. >> already. >> i supported myself, paid my own rent, so this is how i am. but it's been 30 years. so i've lived with him longer than i -- almost as long as i was on my own. >> you're on top of the world, and we're so happy. the new cd -- >> such a feel good. >> that's amazing.
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>> these are times you really need to put a smile on your face. you really need that. >> what are you going to sing for us later? >> well, i'm torn. no. i'm going to sing "too many fish in the sea." >> cute. >> bette midler, we love you. >> come back later to sing that. we are thrilled. >> thank you. >> a very special veterans day edition of ambush makeovers but first these messages. >> bette midler. [ applause ] when he first joined the army, i was very nervous. ♪ we didn't know what they would have him doing. ♪ but, bobby always had a plan. ♪ [ male announcer ] with unmatched training in over 150 careers beyond the battlefield, there are over 150 surprising ways to become army strong. talk to your son or daughter about opportunities in the army.
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revealed for the bakery. >> you sure you want to do this? >> it is pie season so we're giving it away. >> the lines outside of the bakery. >> it still happens. shoutout to the veterans. we have a naked shell, we'll throw together a quick pumpkin pie, which is of course pumpkin pie filling. we put all of our spices, some sugar. >> little butter. >> butter. melted butter. >> maple syrup, that gives it a nice little fall -- >> we're not light on calories here? >> no, once the season hits, you're done with counting calories. >> what are the spices? >> ginger, cloves and cinnamon. give that a nice little mix. and then don't want to overmix on this. this is where people -- sometimes your pumpkin pie rises too much and cracks. it is the overmixing. >> oh. >> add your eggs one at a time. then you add milk, and i like to add heavy cream. >> of course, you do.
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why not? >> it gives it some richness. >> okay. >> richness is everything. >> that's your filling. goes into the baked pie shell. >> you bake it? >> you bake it. about 45 minutes. >> 350? >> starts out at 425 and drop it down to 350. >> this is your custard pie. don't let it overcook. once it comes out of the oven, it puffs up, after 40 minutes. this is the praline top. >> this is the magic stuff. >> okay. >> i love putting candy on top of your pumpkin pie. pecan, brown sugar, corn syrup. you pinch it on top. and spread that around the pie. >> it looks like this? >> comes out like this. goes in the hot oven, 350, ten minutes. >> i'm sorry. excuse me. >> has a lot of cream in it. >> no, it is fine. it is fine. >> a tiny little bit. >> a little bit. >> it is that candy topping. >> oh, my god. oh, my god.
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>> i'll do the next -- >> so good. delicious. >> the classic apple pie, we bumped it up a notch and made a small change on it. we finished it off with caramel. to simplify things a little, we started the lattice for you. grab one long piece, so that will be the piece that goes down the middle strip. lattice is -- it is very easy to make. this is a great thing about this, dough is like glue. you fold back every other -- >> i'll fold back every other strip. >> you take a short strip, like braiding it. >> we'll bake it. we have to come in the back. we don't have that much time. >> oh. >> we'll come over here. >> it looks so delicious. >> we're going to ice some cupcakes. >> our favorite thing to do, a nice tear drop scoop of your buttercream. and there are many ways to top the mountain, scraping it on or
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applebee's and chili's offering free meals from a special menu, ihop free red, white, and blue pancakes. starbucks, free tall coffee. vets can even get a free haircut today at great clips. for your sweet tooth, baskin robins with a camo-colored ice cream. the flavor will be available all month and today the company is going to donate 10 cents from each ice cream scoop sold to the uso in honor of u.s. troops. well, a look at weather and traffic coming up after the break.
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welcome back now, i'm meteorologist christina loren. beautiful conditions as we honor our nation's veterans today. temperatures mostly in the 60s. parade starts at 11:00, so getting close to that parade start in downtown san jose. bring a jacket with you if you're headed there. temperatures comfortable throughout this afternoon, but a little bit on the cold side and about ten degrees cooler than yesterday. 68 degrees for san jose. about 67 degrees on the peninsula and east shore today at 64 degrees, with a mix of sun and clouds. rain tomorrow night and keeping the storm window open. more on this today at 11:00. we'll talk about that, plus a close look at how much snow we're expecting as of this weekend in tahoe. now back to you. >> sounds great. lots of news, as well, coming up at 11:00. we'll see you then.
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back with more of "today" on this veterans day, tuesday. but we made a mistake early on. >> we don't usually. we want to point out -- >> we always say it when we say it, when we get it wrong. >> the lighting of the tree is on december 3rd. but the musical is december 4th. >> wow. >> now we have -- >> special edition of "ambush makeovers." >> this time we wanted to treat two active duty service women to gorgeous new looks courtesy of our crack makeover team, stylist to the stars, louis licari and "today" contributor and author jill martin. and the woman who helped us find these two deserving ladies is julie louis nuremberg, a founder of operation reinvent, a program dedicated exclusively to helping
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women veterans find new jobs after military service. >> hi. how are you. >> thank you so much. thank you. >> it must mean a lot to these women. tell us about that. >> it does. it really does. these women -- well, what they do is we support them transition back into civilian life. and they have military skills into -- and we help them find the right job, and very importantly, especially today, we help them get in touch with their femininity, because they spend all the lives in the military. >> still women inside. >> let's meet them, shall we? let's do it. our first lovely lady is u.s. army major sherry fazio. >> i love her. >> listen to her story. >> when i was 17 and still in high school, i joined the army.
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my assignments have taken me to korea, kuwait, iraq, africa, and honduras, where i met my dog maya. today i work as a future operations officer at ft. bragg, north carolina. after 24 years of service, i'm excited to transition to civilian life, knowing that i can accomplish anything that comes my way. there has been some rough patches, but everything i am and have become in life is due to my faith, the support of my family and friends, and my military service. >> guess who's with us? sherry's proud mama. julie is wearing one too for fun. okay. let's keep the blindfolds on for a minute. take one last look of sherry before. all right. sherry, let's see the new you. wow! >> wow. >> all right. julie, take off your blindfold. >> wow. >> thank you. >> are you ready? >> i'm nervous.
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>> you're going to love it. >> all right. >> turn right around. take a look. >> oh , my gosh! >> look at that. >> you look amazing. >> thank you, jerry. >> tell us about the hair. >> when a privilege to work with both of these women. what did we do with the hair? this is igor's haircut. what i did to the hair color, i made it lighter and warmer which works so well with her complexion. >> natural looking. >> it looks like it comes from her. >> how do you feel? >> amazing. and so lucky to have this opportunity and i really thank you guys and thank you, jewelry. >> we want to thank you for starters, let's begin there. she looks beautiful. >> is this the best? she picked it out, the first thing we tried. the first thing we tried on and
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it is laundry by shelly siegel. >> big round of applause. sherry, go over there and join julie. >> we have master sergeant lesean morris with the u.s. army. let's learn something about her, okay? >> i am an army brat. my father is a vietnam veteran who served 23 years in the army. when i graduated from high school, it seemed natural for me to join. i was a single mother and a soldier at the same time. even though my son has grown up, it was extremely hard to be away from him when i was in afghanistan for 18 months. and if it wasn't for my mom, and her help, there is no way i would have made it this far. but all and all, the 20 plus years have been amazing. i have learned so much about myself, i am tougher than i thought. >> you're pretty darn tough, yes. here to see the results are lesean's mom deborah and her mother-in-law lorraine. let's take one more --
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>> keep your blindfolds on for one second. >> all righty. keep them on. >> one more look at lesean before and now let's bring her out. >> keep your blind folds on. >> oh, wow! >> wow! >> oh, my -- >> all right, ladies. take off your blindfolds. >> who is that girl? >> who are you? >> are you ready to look? >> jerry, more tissues. >> spin it around. you look -- oh, my gosh. >> is that me? >> it is. >> take another look. >> look right here in camera 12. >> oh, my gosh. >> oh. >> oh, wow. >> oh, my. >> what do you think over there? >> what do you think, mom?
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>> oh. >> tell us about the hair. >> lesean has a name tag to remember who she is. this is another great haircut, igor side swept layers around the face, brought them back up, which just makes it so incredibly chic. it is feminine, sporty. and, of course, the makeup by enid. >> beautiful. >> she loves it a little bit. i wanted to give her a piece she could mix and match as we go through. this is the perfect jacket for now by andrew mark. the blouse is cooper and ella and nydj jeans. >> fantastic. >> let's bring back our other lovely ladies. come on out. big round of applause. >> happy veterans day. >> nice job, you guys. good job. >> are you having trouble sleeping or not getting enough. >> the answer is probably yes. we'll have tips to help you get >> the answer is probably yes. we'll have tips to help you get more shut eye ever since we launched snapshot, my life has been positively cray-cray.
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all right, time for a special series called snooze or lose. remember you were a teenager and you could sleep forever? >> not anymore. >> exactly. the older and busier we get, the more sleep it takes to get us back in the seat, not to mention the physical changes going on in our bodies as we age, which means it is even harder and harder to have a good rest. >> i'm so depressed. >> me too. >> here with sleep solutions from your 30s to your 70s is dr. nancy simkins for the state of new jersey. >> hello. >> so as we age, obviously, our sleep patterns change, right? what is the basic? how much do we need? >> really, it is for all of us, we could use seven to nine hours a night. it is a medical myth that you
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need less as you get older, you just get less. it is really a myth. >> if you don't get the sleep you need, what can happen? >> cumulatively, it can really lead to heart disease, hypertension, obesity, so we really need to sleep. >> you have all three of those at this point. i haven't slept through a night in 25 years. >> moms, you start at a young age, 30s to 40s. multitasking, right? all day long. you're taking care of small children and then -- >> and jobs too, many women. >> most women are working now. 70% of women are now in the workforce and taking care of children and juggling. bed time, how do you wind down? the same way you wind down your children. they should read a little bit before bed, you should read a little bit before bed. what about reading on a tablet? not so good. we learned that the l.e.d. lighting stimulates the nervous system. so 30 minutes before bed, old-fashioned book. a magazine, a newspaper. >> something -- >> conversation. >> television.
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>> not television. >> how many hours do you need in your 30s and 40s? >> same, seven to nine. >> 50s? >> the same. that's the problem. you really always need a good night's sleep. in your 50s, it is lifestyle and now it begins to be hormonal changes. >> like a prune. >> and we don't get estrogen anymore. we know why. medically it is not safe. what can you do? you can always talk to your doctor. make sure you discuss it with your doctor and give a good history. we can alter things. if you're a night exerciser, maybe become a morning exerciser. >> if i exercise in the evening, i can't sleep. >> exactly. it stimulates you. you need to do it in the morning. you are to talk about medication. certain medications should be taken in the morning because they act as a stimulant. other medications kind of have a side effect of fatigue. take them in the evening. >> what about sleep aids? >> sleep aids, let's start with over the counter products. they do work. and talk to your doctor about them, discuss things like melatonin, and try those before
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moving on. >> take something than not sleep? >> 100%. we all need sleep. in your 60s -- >> this is me. >> we finally got there. >> problem with the 60s is we start to see physical ailments as well as lifestyle. >> let's see if i got them. >> arthritis. >> you don't have that. >> if you have sleep apnea. >> you have that. >> so you're -- >> i haven't slept for 25 years. >> there is amazing new things you can do for sleep apnea, you don't have to wear that mask anymore. there is new devices that you can wear that are actually kind of becoming. >> in your 70s and beyond. >> now it becomes really physical. and you're retiring from work. and you're home all day. and you're resting. and then you're not tired. so take a morning walk. talk to your doctor about your
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medications. be busy. >> keep living. >> keep going. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> for more information on getting a good night's sleep, head to >> and if you have a spouse or partner who keeps you awake at night, we want to hear how you deal with it. >> right. >> go to our facebook page and post your video telling us your solution. >> or what issue you deal with every night. >> when we come back, a performance by bette midler, right after this.
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the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. multi grammy award winner bette midler released her 25th album, so we're so excited because she's going to be singing for us today. >> here is the divine miss m with "too many fish in the sea" off her latest album called "it's the girls."
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>> we went out the other night and i couldn't believe it. >> listen here, ladies. take this advice and remember. >> what? >> always in life -- ♪ into each heart some tears must fall ♪ ♪ though you love and lose you must stand tall ♪ ♪ cause we all got to cry sometimes ♪ ♪ i said sigh sometimes pull yourself together no use crying forever ♪ ♪ because there's too many fish in the sea ♪ ♪ too many fish in the sea ♪ i said there's short ones tall ones fine ones kind ones ♪ ♪ too many fish in the sea ♪ ♪ my mother once told me something ♪ ♪ and every word is true ♪ ♪ don't waste your time on a fella ♪ ♪ who does not love you ♪ he'll only mislead you only grieve you ♪
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♪ don't worry about him let it go do without him ♪ ♪ because there's too many fish in the sea ♪ ♪ too many fish in the sea ♪ ♪ i said there's short ones tall ones fine ones kind ones ♪ ♪ too many fish in the sea ♪ ♪ well if the fish isn't on your line ♪ ♪ bait your hook and keep on trying ♪ ♪ don't let him get you down ♪ ♪ there's other boys around ♪ because there's too many fish in the sea ♪ ♪ too many fish in the sea ♪ ♪ that's right ♪ i said there's too many fish in the sea ♪ ♪ you know there's short ones tall ones fine ones kind ones ♪ ♪ too many fish in the sea ♪ >> come on, girls.
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let's go fishing. look, it's moby dick. back off, girls. stay out of my way now. hello, honey. i have some krill waiting to i you at home. >> everybody loves her. bette midler. >> we're back in a moment. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we love our facebook fans and they always send us terrific pictures. today, they sent us in beautiful baby pictures. we want to take a look at some of those. that is the one, the only tammy filler. >> she is our executive producer. it is her birthday. >> we love her. >> little tammy.
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nbc bay area news starts now. >> and right now at 11:00, thousands of nurses across the bay area on strike. why they say hospitals are not putting their safety at a premium. plus, honoring those who serve from washington, d.c. to the bay area, we'll show you how people are spending this veterans day. and a live look in san jose. nice and dry, but meteorologist christina loren tracking a storm system over the pacific. good morning and thanks for joining us on this tuesday. i'm kris sanchez. >> and i'm scott mcgrew. thousands of nurses in the bay area not nursing this morning. >> and that is happening right now. a two-day strike at 21 different kaiser hospitals and 35 clinics.


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