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your trip home? and floating to safety. >> oh, my god. whose car is he going to hit? whose car is he going to hit? >> that's not a person attached to that parachute, it's an entire plane carrying the former ceo of walmart and two others. the technology that helped save their lives today, wednesday, november 4th, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. that is some amazing footage. >> some video you've got to play again and again to really believe what you're seeing there. we heard about this technology and now we see it in action saving lives. >> we'll have much more on that story in just a little while, but on a wednesday morning we start with this story, and it's a bizarre twist in the death of a popular police officer in illinois who was found shot to death back in september after he
radioed that he was chasing three unidentified suspects. well, now, it appears that officer actually took his own life. nbc's john yang is in chicago. john, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. bizarre indeed. we appear to be headed to a stunning end that shook this community. a law enforcement official familiar with the findings tells nbc's chicago station wmag they expect to close this case in a most surprising way. this morning investigators are expecting to announce that lieutenant charles jay gliniewicz took his own life, a conclusion as stunning as the discovery of his body two months ago. that led to a massive manhunt as hundreds of state, local and federal investigators scoured this area for the men they said had gunned down the 30-year police veteran known as gi joe. >> subjects are to be considered armed and dangerous. >> reporter: the morning of
september 1st gliniewicz, the married father of four, was on routine patrol when he radioed that he was chasing three suspicious men on foot. 17 minutes later backup officers found him dead, shot with his own gun, officials later said, above his bulletproof vest. gliniewicz was a beloved figure, a mentor for young people. this small tight-knit community was in mourning and on edge, virtually locked down. >> we love you, joe. >> reporter: hundreds turned out for a memorial honoring him. >> joe was my best friend, my world, my hero, the love of my life. >> reporter: investigators reported getting 400 tips and took dna samples from about 100 individuals, but no suspects were ever identified or apprehended. in an interview with crime watch daily gliniewicz's widow responded angrily after the
coroner first said he would not rule out suicide, but last -- >> i wholeheartedly believe he was murdered. >> reporter: and to say otherwise? >> disrespectful, hurtful, irresponsible. >> reporter: but last month investigators seemed to acknowledge the possibility. >> the weapon could have been fired by lieutenant gliniewicz or he could have been in close proximity of the weapon being fired. >> reporter: can you rule out a suicide? >> nothing is off the table. >> reporter: we'll be hearing the final conclusions in about an hour from police officials and also the local coroner, at time, we may hear what may have led him to take his own life in this bizarre story. matt, savannah. back to you. >> john yang in illinois this morning. thank you very much. politics and a controversial tweet from donald trump has the republican presidential candidate facing some new criticism as new poll numbers revealing how volatile this race
has begun. to that in a moment but first katy tur is here with more on mr. trump. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, guys. yesterday, trump released his new book. not naming his rivals by name highlighting solutions. that night he was attack and this time firing at jeb bush. it's the latest in what's become a series of attacks against his rival candidates, donald trump retweeting a post overnight slamming jeb bush. it features a photo montage of the former florida governor. one picture shows an image of bush next to a swastika and another shows him wearing a sombrero. the caption reads "adios jeb, aka jose." the online reaction was swift. one user responded vile attacks on your own party is how you prove you're conservative and presidential and another wrote, tweeted tweeting out swastikas and racial stereotypes to attack jeb bush, very grown up.
>> i do my own tweets, 90%. >> reporter: it's not the first time trump not known for mincing words has found himself in hot water for his inflammatory tweets. last month he retweeted a post mocking iowans that indicated ben carson was leading in the state. he later blamed an intern for the mistake. >> the person thought it was a cute. i didn't think it was cute and i took it off. it wasn't a big deal. i think that really marco is overrated. >> reporter: and yesterday, while promoting his latest book, trump went on the attack again, this time targeting florida senator marco rubio whose poll numbers have been steadily on the rise. >> all you have to do is look at his credit card. i mean, he is a disaster with his credit cards. he has a very bad record of finances if you look at what happened with his houses, with his, you know, he certainly lives above his means, there's no question about that. >> reporter: even with that rubio swipe, trump has been focusing more on calling out his rivals on substance lately
rather than the personal attacks, a sign he is maturing as a candidate. still, this morning he just deleted the swastika tweet, the campaign telling me that he did not see this image but that he did retweet it like hundreds of others. they just told that to me right now. >> he retweeted and hadn't looked closely at it. >> reporter: we had not seen the image of the image that he re-tweeted. >> by the way, trump took a new swipes at the new front-runner on republican side as well, but dr. ben carson appears to be taking it all in stride. nbc national correspondent peter alexander has a closer look at carson's surge. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, matt, good morning to you. it's been a stunning rise for ben carson. a new poll shows ben carson, virtually tied with donald trump. trump may be flashy, carson is proving to be a phenomenal. ben carson in florida greeting big crowds, the outsider now on an inside track to the nomination. >> i think it's a marathon and
polls are going to go up and down so i'm not going to spend a lot of time worrying about it. >> reporter: our polls now have carson vaulting over donald trump who insists it won't last. >> when a man is weak on immigration and wants to get rid of medicare, i don't know how he stays there. >> reporter: and now a new poll out just this morning taken after the last republican debate shows carson beating hillary clinton by ten points in a general election matchup. carson's strongest support comes from evangelicals and women. >> he's just that kind of a person that makes you just want to smile when you listen to him because he is so inspiring. >> reporter: with no background in politics the retired neurosurgeon and best-selling author even worked as an expert court witness, reportedly earning $750 an hour for reviewing medical records. he's appealing to independents, a double-digit advantage over clinton. first known for memorably taking on president obama in 2013. >> our deficit is a big problem. >> reporter: critics say carson may be haunted by comments made
on the campaign trail. he did apologize for suggesting that prison made people gay. >> because a lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight and when they come out they are gay, so, did something happen while they were in there? >> reporter: but he says political correctness is ruining our country and has stood by controversial comments on islam. >> i would not advocate that we put muslim in charge of this nation, i absolutely would not agree with that. >> reporter: and on nazi germany. >> i think the likelihood of hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed. >> reporter: carson speaking softly but on the campaign trail making plenty of noise. every agrees that these polls can vary, but even donald trump concedes they generally do show a trend, and our most recent poll shows the hypothetical clinton/carson matchup while clinton beats every other major republican in the race. matt and savannah. >> all right, peter, thank you very much. in other political news, we
have results from around the country on several closely watched initiatives that were on the ballots. in ohio, voters rejected a measure that would have legalized the recreational and me medicinal marijuana. some blame the fact that it would have given the power to grow pot to a small group of investors, including music star nick lachey and nba hall of famer oscar robertson, lachey tweeting last night change takes times. let's go to houston where an ordinance designed to protect the right of gay and transgendered people failed to pass. opponents focused on one aspect of the measure that they said allowed the use of public rest rooms by transgender men and women. houston's mayor who is gay called that a campaign of fearmongering but the measure failed. and san francisco voters rejected a proposal prompted by the city's housing crisis to place some restrictions on airbnb and other home-sharing services, limiting the number of day people could rent on the platforms to 75 per year.
airbnb spent $8 million on ads in a successful campaign to defeat that measure. and now to the investigation into the deadly crash of a russian passenger plane and a new claim now that it is isis that brought down the jet. nbc chief global correspondent bill neely is in cairo again for us. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. day five, and we still don't know what caused this, but one by one they are eliminating possibilities. the desert search area has been expanded but the range of possible causes is now narrowing. they are getting closer. investigators now focusing on a few small sections of the plane. no traces of a bomb, no evidence of explosives found so far, according to reports on russian media, but the heat flash detected from the plane by a u.s. satellite proves there was an explosion that split the plane in mid-air, the evidence now pointing towards some catastrophic event that made a
fuel tank explode or a bomb. >> whether it's mechanical or intentional, that's yet to be determined. >> reporter: all the bodies recovered are now in russia being identified. the state news agency says those in the back of the plane suffered injuries consistent with an explosion. the tail was found three miles from the rest of the plane. they're now examining a repair job on the tail that was damaged hitting the ground 14 years ago. they are also searching the airport where the plane took off, questioning those who serviced it, caterers, cleaners, baggage handlers. the terror group isis is active in egypt and claims it downed the plane. the truth will likely emerge from the two flight recorders. investigators analyzing these now but making nothing public. and indeed making it clear that they won't say anything for a long time. within the last hour isis has repeated its claim. nbc news cannot authenticate this yet, but if it was a bomb,
there will be evidence, explosive residue, a timer, a fragment of a circuit board. there is no such evidence like that for now. so spare a thought this morning for the families of all those on board, still not knowing how on earth this happened. matt, savannah. >> can you imagine. bill neely, thank you very much. we're going to turn now to a story that's affecting millions of drivers all across the country. u.s. safety regulators are slapping takata with a hefty fine for failing to disclose defects with air bags. nbc's tom costello has more on that. hi, tom. >> reporter: good morning, matt. for years takata corporation sold defective air bags insisting that they were safe, but now with seven deaths and 100 injuries in the u.s., regulators are taking action. it's one of the biggest finds ever levied by u.s. regulators, the takata corporation facing a $70 million penalty for lapses in air bag safety, but the total fine could grow to $200 million if the company fails to comply
with a consent order. u.s. investigators say takata failed to immediately alert regulators about air bag inflators containing ammonium nitrate, a chemical that's potentially unstable and could cause air bags to explode. >> to date these ruptures are responsible for seven u.s. deaths and nearly 100 injuries. >> reporter: in 2014, this woman was killed after her air bag ruptured in florida. attorney hank didier told me at the time shards of flying metal shot from the air bag. >> what happened here, as you can see the shrapnel on the floor here from where the steering column was blown apart backwards, but what went forward towards her are metal fragments from the inflator itself. >> reporter: it just came right into her face and her neck. >> literal through the bag into her neck. >> reporter: now the government is requiring them to phase out
the use of ammonium nitrate. takata has already recalled nearly 20 million vehicles involving a dozen automakers and the recall could still expand. in a statement takata's chairman says, quote, we deeply regret the circumstances that led to this agreement. the settlement is an important step forward for takata that will enable us to focus on rebuilding the trust of automakers, regulators and the driving public. another development overnight, honda announcing it will no longer use takata air bags in new honda or acura models. if you're worried that your car may be part of the recall, you can go to safercar.gov, enter your vehicle's identification number, the vin. if your car is affected can you call your dealer and hopefully arrange for a free repair. matt, back to you. >> tom, let's stick with the auto industry for a sec, you're also following that scandal with vw, and it's growing now. >> reporter: yeah, vw now says it understated the emissions on another 800,000 cars. of course, vw has already said up to 11 million of its vehicles had software that allowed them
to deceive emissions testers so the size and the scope of the volkswagen scandal is growing yet again, this is mostly right now overseas. >> all right. tom costello covering two important stories for us this morning. tom, thank you. meantime, the e. coli outbreak that caused chipotle restaurants to shut down dozens of those restaurants is growing. there are now at least 37 confirmed cases of people being sickened in oregon and washington state, but this morning scientists believe they are closing in on the exact source, the specific microorganism responsible for this has been identified now. they are saying it may have been carried on fresh produce such as lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro or unoniou ununonions. and now to some very disturbing surveillance video showing a city bus hitting and killing a 70-year-old woman as she tries to cross the street. take a look at woman. she's in a green sweatshirt. she's using a walker and waits for the cars to go by and then she starts to cross. an out-of-service bus makes a left turn and hits her. we stop the video right there.
the driver paused in the intersection for a few seconds and then drove away. 48-year-old paul roper was later arrested charged with leaving the scene of an accident. some of his family members claim he did not see the woman crossing the street. >> heartbreaking. now to that remarkable video we showed you at top of this show, an astonishing sight in the skies over fayetteville, arkansas. a small plane piloted by former walmart ceo bill simon was forced to make an emergency landing with help, yes, from the aircraft's parachute. apparently the plane experienced a sudden drop in oil pressure so the pilot decided to deploy the emergency chute. >> several bystanders, as you can see, caught incident on camera. when the plane finally land it had actually hit a truck driving down the road. the driver of the truck and all three people on the plane were taken to the hospital, but we're happy to report that they are suffering only minor injuries. that's miraculous. >> incredible to see that and the producer just told me it cost about $800,000 to equip a plane with that. saved his life. al is here.
let's get a check of the forecast. a lot of stormy stuff. first of all, we go to california, san diego. heavy thunderstorms and a lot of lightning. they had a lot of rain as well. roads were flooded out. big problems there. let's move a little further east. yellowstone, take a look. about 7 inches of snow, and it's still coming down, so skiers are rejoicing right now. but a lot of folks in texas not rejoicing as this storm system makes its way to the east. we've already got flood watches and flash flood watches in effect through friday for a good portion of texas, and we've also got tomorrow the risk of strong storms, isolated tornadoes and damaging wind gusts over 60 miles per hour. this front will be pushing through, that's the thing that brought the snow into yellowstone. thursday flood watches and rainfall rates 1 to 2 per hour
and continues into thursday evening. much cooler air behind it. we'll be looking at changes and rainfall again. why we've got the the flood watches in effect. 3 to 4 from little rock all the way to arkansas. we'll get to your forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. it's a cool start to the day. we have many spots in the mid 40s and mid 50s in san francisco. today expect a high there of 66 degrees while the rest of the bay area also see it is upper 60s. in the tri-valley you're up to 70 degrees today. also in the north bay it will be
breezy through the morning and early afternoon. the winds will start to subside as we go into the day and into the next several days. more of the same pleasant weather. tt. >> thank you very much. coming up, final days of robin williams' life as his widow speaks out. and companies going after people who post bad reviews about their services. why your words could land you with a bill for thousands of dollars and what is being done to stop that,
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>> it is cold. it will be a beautiful afternoon after the temperatures warm up. we're in the mid 40s in the east bay and the south bay. a look at all the microclimates. we'll see widespread 60s, low 70s, too. and like the tri-valley in danville today, up to 70 degrees. in napa, expect a high of 69. let's get a look at the commute with mike. >> look how clear it is, 101 northbound at 680. this is not a good reason. the crash that's causing all the clearing at 680 is backing up traffic off 85. it's not one but two trucks that are blocking the two right lanes. your two left lanes get by. a big jam just like yesterday at this time. monterey as well as 87 northbound through san jose. slowing south 880 through hayward and fremont, very slow. slow down the eastshore freeway, slowed the metering lights, but the bay itself is now clear of
it's 7:30 now. it's wednesday morning, the 4th of november, 2015. and there's a pretty shot from the top of the rock. it feels like summer again in the northeast. >> yes. >> it's gorgeous. i love it. winter can take your time, take your sweet time. good morning, everybody. nice to have you along. here's what's happening in the headlines. this morning investigators are set to reveal significant new information as they call it in the september shooting death of an illinois police officer. that led to a massive manhunt for potential suspects. you may remember the case, but officials are expected to announce now that lieutenant joe gliniewicz actually took his own life. a new quinnipiac university national poll out this morning shows donald trump and ben carson in a virtual tie in the
republican presidential race with trump leading by just a percentage point. in third marco rubio followed by ted cruz and jeb bush at 4%. and a measure in ohio that would have legalized both medicinal and medical marijuana has been rejected by voters there. critics say it would have created a monopoly on growing pot for a small group of investors. let us begin this half hour with robin williams' widow now opening up about the beloved actor's tragic death. nbc's joe fryer has that story for us. joe, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. for the first time since williams committed suicide, his widow susan is speaking out and tells "people" magazine that it wasn't depression that killed her husband but she believes a disease that was diagnosed after his death. >> maybe they should have a gps that ages with you, becomes age appropriate so eventually the car is going there's your turn, hello. >> reporter: williams' life was filled with laughter which is why his suicide last year shocked so many and now in friday's issue of "people"
magazine his widow susan is opening up life about life in the months before his death. >> both robin and susan knew something was very wrong but doctors couldn't pinpoint exactly what it was. >> reporter: it wasn't until after his death an autopsy revealed williams was suffering from something called dementia with louie bodies. >> there was ongoing speculation that his depression or ongoing financial problems was the reason he committed suicide but in the end susan believes it was this disease. >> reporter: like alzheimer's it is a progressive brain disease. >> there's a lot of difficulty with focus and contrace which affects memory and thinking. >> reporter: can it be tough to diagnose sometimes? >> sometimes it's misdiagnosed as alzheimer's disease. >> reporter: susan williams pels "people" that before robin died small tasks had become confusing for the star and he went through massive bouts of anxiety and his movement became impaired and
once she found him bleeding from the head in the bathroom. >> he apparently hit his head on a door and unable to articulate that and simply pointed to the door and she had to fill in the blanks. >> reporter: now susan says it all makes sense. she believes doctors were moving towards a diagnosis but robin took his life before they could get there and she's sharing her story hoping to raise awareness about the disease. >> she did cry at times, but she was also very resilient and resolved about her new mission in life. >> reporter: susan williams says robin's death was for a reason, to educated people about lewy body dementia and hopefully some day find a cure. it's believed more than a million americans have the disease but many have not been diagnosed. matt and savannah. >> joe fryer on that story, joe, thanks very much. taking a turn, oscar winner quentin tarantino is hitting back calling for a boycott of his new movie stemming from remarks he made at a rally against police brew at all. natalie is following the story. >> police unions in the nation's largest cities, they are behind this push for people to pass on
the "hateful 8" which comes out next month but the "pulp fiction" director says critics are twisting his word and ignoring the underlying problem. quentin tarantino not backing down. on tuesday defending earlier comment telling the "los angeles times," quote, i am not a cop hater. that is a misrepresentation. that is slanderous. the two-time oscar winner clarified remarks that have kicked off a wave controversy over police-related shootings of unarmed individuals. tarantino now saying all cops are not murderers. i never said that. i never even implied that. controversy began when tarantino spoke at a rise up october rally in new york last month. >> when i say murderers, i cannot stand by and i have to call the murdered the murdered, i have to call the murderers the murderers. >> reporter: several police unions fired back calling for a boycott of tarantino's upcoming film "the hateful 8."
with unions in new york, chicago, houston, philadelphia, new jersey, l.a. and original county all joining the backlash. >> the bottom line is he said what he said. he's trying to hide behind it now. he's not coming forward and changing his opinion so we're going to push steadfast and disrupt his movie the best we can. >> reporter: tarantino does have his supporters in the form of fellow activists as well as actors like jamie foxx who teamed up with the director for "django unchange the." >> this is my world and in my world you've got to the get dirty. >> and defended him at an awards show this past weekend. >> i want to say this. quentin tarantino, you are boss. you're absolutely amazing. keep speaking the truth and keep telling the truth and don't worry about none of the haters. >> meanwhile tarantino is saying by focusing on him rather than the shootings themselves that police unions are focusing on the wrong issue. there are still a full seven weeks before "the hateful 8" opens up on christmas day meaning the controversy and the
threats of the boycott just getting started, heating up and boiling up. >> the first time we're hearing him respond to it. natalie, thank you. >> not backing down. let us get a check of the weather now from al. so the jet stream right now is acting like a wall between the colder air out west and the fantastic warm weather here in the east. it's slowly going to make its way east as we get into thursday and friday, but in the meantime from texas right into the northeast we are going to be looking at gorgeous weather. you get out west though, temperatures way below normal. reno 481 by friday and same in salt lake, flagstaff, arizona, 47 and other side of the front, look at these temperatures. 73 in nashville by friday and 78 in atlanta. jacksonville 85 and washington, d.c. 79. it will be 76 in new york city. rest of the country today, we've got snow in the rockies and also
up into the cascades and look for showers in the pacific northwest. wet weather moving into texas but eastern third of the country fabulous though a lot of fog advi good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. right now it's cool as you head out, especially in the south bay and north bay. it's in the mid 40s. we have low to mid 40s across the bay. temperatures reaching into the upper 60s. san francisco a high of 66 degrees. 70 in the north bay. the east bay 68 degrees. we'll have 60s, breezy winds and a lot of sunshine as we go into the afternoon. >> get your weather any time you need to go to the weather channel on cable or weather.com online. >> okay, al. thank you so much. could you be forced to the pay if you post bad reviews about a company online, thousands of dollars in some cases? we'll tell you about the new push to bring that to an end.
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we were stressed. we had no idea what was actually going to happen. >> reporter: jen palmer's husband order her gear from a company called kleargear.com and said she posted a review saying these people are horrible to deal with and then the company charged the customer $5 3/5 hundred. >> what scared me more is they weren't coming after us because i wrote a bad review because they were hitting his credit for something i did. >> reporter: they are called non-disparagement clauses, allowing companies to take action if a customer's bad review could hurt their bottom line, and they are popping up more often from online retailers to wedding vendors. >> we see it as an issue of consumer rights and freedom. >> reporter: senator john thune is the chairman of the commerce committee and has introduced legislation to ban customer gag clauses nationwide. >> this is really sort of online bullying, when you intimidate and create an atmosphere of fear
that a consumer can't express their views about a product or service online. >> reporter: but right now the clauses are allowed in every state except california, so what should you do before you bash a company online? first, read the fine print. if the clause is in the contract, you may want to take your business elsewhere. second, don't make things up. there's a fine line between a bad review and defamation. and third, don't ignore it. if a company does fine you for a bad review and sends the bill to a collection agency it could ding your credit score for years. that's what happened to jen palmer's husband, so kleargear and after years court battles a judge award them $307,000. the parent company did not immediately respond to comment and did not respond to the law sue. the website's current donor tells nbc news the brand will be dissolved later this month. >> if you don't want bad reviews don't provide bad service. it seems so common sense to me.
>> reporter: and there's a hearing on the proposed bill on cap he will. a similar measure was introduced earlier in the year and the authors hope to get it passed by the end of the year. they say it has bipartisan support, but, guy, as we know few things move quickly in congress. >> in the meantime though you've got to read the fine print and make sure you understand what the terms r.all right, gabe. thank you. >> thank you. coming up on "pop start" when gwen stefani just revealed about her feelings for her voice co-star carson daly, no, blake shelton. >> goodness. and the duke and duchess of and the duke and duchess of how you doing? and the duke and duchess of hey! how are you? where are we watching the game? you'll see. i think my boys have a shot this year. yeah, especially with this new offense we're running... i mean, our running back is a beast. once he hits the hole and breaks through the secondary, oh he's gone. and our linebackers and dbs dish out punishment, and never quit. ♪ you didn't expect this did you? no i didn't.
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morning. just try jumping on facebook or twitter and see what's said about kate, a lot of positive stuff admittedly but a fair. a criticism, some of it unfair. what kate and william are really concerned with is that kind of abuse direct the at young people. they are already interested in young people's mental health. now they are taking on the online bullies. they became more aware of the growing problem after hearing from young people during charity visits, and as new parents to 2-year-old prince george and princess charlotte, just 6 months, they really worry about the effect on children. >> who knows, prince george is probably using an ipad already like most toddlers are. >> reporter: that's why they reportedly plan to put pressure on social media company to change the statistics. 33% of teenagers have been victims of cyber bullying. 1 million children were harassed, threatened or subject to other forms of cyber bullying last year while 67% of young people think cyber bullying is a
problem. while kate herself was bullied when she was young. >> because she thinks young people are increasingly becoming vulnerable to these kinds of attacks and playground bullying is what kate experienced and online it's much more pernicious. >> reporter: two parent wanting to protect their children and everyone's from the bullies in an age when even young royals are on the internet. and we've yet to find out when the meeting with the heads of twitter and facebook might happen with the royals, but carson, you know, you and i as fathers, we're watching our children jump on smartphones and tablets even before they can speak. i guess it's kind of reassuring to realize that the royals have the same -- same problem. their little prince and princesses jumping online and want to make sure they are protected. >> keir, thanks very much at buckingham palace. you bring up a good point. let me point out that both facebook and twitter do have sections of their website devoted to dealing with online abuses. on facebook, they call this their bullying hub where they describe what bullying is and
various scenarios and different ages can read up there. let's go over to twitter, twitter is more immediate so you can take action just by hitting the threet dots there once you get a tweet you don't like and can immediately block a user or report a case right then and there. the royal family isn't the first high-profile group taking on cyber bullying, a few celebrities who have closed their twitter accounts at some point due to hateful comment. most have rejoined after a period of time though in a much more limited capacity. it's going to be interesting to see if this potential meeting between the royals and social media executives will help combat this issue that so many parents are concerned about. guys? >> i'm glad they are focused on it. >> yes. >> raising kids in the online digital age, not easy. >> and social media has to contend with that dark side of it, you know, the hate that is out there. >> that's true. coming up, another online concern. can [ barks ] come on. wait. welcome to the annual lighting of the tree.
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expect teachers and staff to walk off the job. at 10:00 this morning, the union announced result of a strike authorization vote. the strike date is still to be determined. what is not to be determined is the fact that it's a very cold start to your morning on this wednesday. let's check in with kari. >> all this sunshine as we look from mt. hamilton will warm our temperatures slowly through the day. we're right now at 56 degrees in oakland and san francisco. expect highs to warm up another ten degrees or so. we could reach 70 degrees in san martin and san francisco, 65 degrees. napa 69. oakland 68 degrees and livermore expect a high of 69 degrees. let's head to the east bay with mike. >> looking for a crash, motorcycle reported near the fast lane. they may have cleared it in the last few. there's university and there is the eastshore freeway. we'll look on the map. there's the same area with the red, down below 25 miles per hour for the east shore along the east bay, and daly city and the 280 as well.
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you in this half hour about this model who has decided to get off social media, if you've got teenagers at home i think you're going to really be able to relate to some of the things she says about her social media life up to this point. >> i think a lot of >> i think a lot of teenagers will be interested because she speaks from experience. also coming up this morning, "today" food contributor and the woman who picks up carson's socks every day, siri pinter is here and she's going to show us some tried and true family recipes. >> bingo. >> remember, we're doing thanksgiving all this month. >> this may be go south because saxon wrangler's handler forgot any treats. i'm not holding anything. >> he's looking elsewhere. >> remnants in your pocket, little liver treats. >> usually, is not today. >> close your ears. >> by the way, we've got rokerthon 2 bigger, better and badder than ever. we'll be doing the weather forecast live in 50 states in one week. we start in hawaii on friday. join the adventure on our special page today.com/rokerthon and come out and see us because we want to see you as we go across america.
>> have you started to look forward at the weather forecast for all the places? >> i have and so far not too bad. >> looking forward to it. we want people to turn out. >> are you going to pack 50 different outfits for 50 different states. >> i packed my bag last night. i have everything in a carry-on. >> come on. >> i do. >> israel post pictures of it. >> you'll be gamey by the end. >> a change of underwear and socks for the week. >> more than we needed to know. >> sorry, you can still hear me. >> here's the line, here you are. let's go inside to natalie with a check of the top stories. good morning, everyone. in the news, after months of speculation and investigation, a stunning announcement expected today in the fatal shooting of a chicago-area police officer of the officials are expected to conclude that his death was a suicide. fox lake lieutenant joseph gliniewicz was found dead in september after reporting that he was going to check on three suspicious people. his killing launched a huge manhunt, but no suspects were
ever named. although donald trump has fallen in the polls, a controversial twitter post has people talking about him this morning. on tuesday he re-tweeted what appears to be a supporter's message, and it features him a montage of pictures including jeb bush next to a nazi swastika. as of this morning, his campaign deleted the tweet and says he did not see the image before he re-tweeted it. a tweet also showed an image bush in a mexican sombrero. a new national poll out has trump in a virtual tie with ben carson. the quinnipiac university poll shows trump with just a one-point lead, and an nbc news poll earlier this week had him leading carson by six. well, the new poll also shows carson beating hillary clinton by ten points in a head-to-head matchup. a cautious carson says the race is a marathon and that the polls will go up and down with a year to go. well, voters in ohio have rejected a bid to legalize recreation and medicinal marijuana.
the proposal would have let anyone over the age of 21 possess up to an ounce of marijuana. others with doctor-certified conditions could have used medical marijuana, but there was widespread backlash because a proposal would have granted a small number of wealthy investors including entertainer nick lachey sole permission to operate commercial marijuana farms. the whom who was in charge of -- meanwhile, in other news, the woman charged of caring for bobbi christina has been charged with impersonating a nurse using the identity of a legitimate nurse with a similar name. hospice officials say they performed a background check and had no reason to believe she was anything other than a good nurse. bobbi kristina, the daughter of singers whitney houston and the bobby brown died six months after she was found facedown in her bathtub. the taco bell executive fired after he was seen in a viral video hitting his uber
driver now faces legal trouble. 32-year-old benjamin golden of newport beach, california was charged with assault, battery and injury of a public transportation employee. if convicted it will be one year in jail and a $10,000 fine. three dogs in canada doing much better this morning after a prickly encounter with a porcupine. as can you guess, the porcupine, oh, gosh, won the battle this. happened on a farm in saskatchewan. now one of the dogs needed extensive surgery to remove all of the quills, but all three are recovering nicely. oh, that's painful to even see those pictures. guys. >> awful. >> poor things. >> glad they are okay though. natalie, thank you. a really interesting story. an australian model and instagram star, i'm still trying to get my arms around, that is making headlines all around the world this morning. >> she's decided to quit social media and is opening up about what appeared on the surface to be her dream life.
nbc's stephanie gosk is here with her story. it's an offing one. good morning. >> really is. she's basically pulling the curtain back from her social media life and showing her thousands of fans that reality is not what they may think. behind every post, every picture, every like, every selfie there's a story, but according to this australian model things aren't always as they seem. >> i'm quitting social media to tell anyone, everyone who is still watching, i was miserable. >> reporter: with half a million followers on instagram, 200,000 on youtube and tumbler and 60,000 on snapchat essena was a social media maven who said she had it all and she was addicted to social media, social approval, social status and her physical appearance. >> everything i did was for views, for likes, for followers. the only time i felt better about myself really was the more followers, the more likes, the
more praise and the more views i got online. it was never enough. >> reporter: revealing that behind the scenes she suffered from anxiety and depression. now the 19-year-old is going unfiltered. overnight she completely deleted her instagram account. the bold move comes after she deleted 2,000 photos and renamed it social media is not life and she said they were edited to show what was really happening. she was paid $200 to wear a dress saying some could pay up to $1,000 per post and this picture reads not real life. took over 100 in similar poses trying to make my stomach look good. would have hardly eaten that day. >> i was just living in screen wishing that people would value me, that people would hear me and that people would just adore me. >> most people don't realize how much social media impacts them. the more people are on social
media, the more depressed they are because they see these images of their friends who appear to have these perfect lives and then they start to feel bad about themselves. >> reporter: o'neill has now dumped what she calls her money-making instafamous culture life to start a new website, and she's encouraging others to live without digital distractions. >> you have everything to gain. there are people around you. go do things that you love to do in the real world. >> reporter: since o'neill proclaimed her disdain for social media, fans have had mixed reaction. while some applaud her for being brave and inspiring, others are questioning her intent wondering if it's just another marketing stunt to promote her new website. she admitted she can't afford rent right now and then asked for monetary support. >> that clouded it a little bit at end there, but i will say that the line, "social media is not real life" -- i have kids. their friends, they spend so much time posting pictures and
then gauging the reaction by the likes they get, and if they get a lot of likes, it's a good day and if they don't get a lot of likes it's a bad day, makes no sense. >> how kids feel about themselves nowadays is validation comes from their followers. >> the kind of responses they get from the things that they post that have a real at times detrimental effect on kids. >> an interesting story, thank you very much. coming up next, what you should be doing instead of spending long hours at the gym, something that really works to keep the weight off. >> plus, the delivery business. we'll spend 24 hours with a doctor at one of the busiest hospitals in this country. but first on a wednesday morning these messages. this country. but first on a wednesday morning these messages. alaska. finally. the search for brown bears begins. denali highway. low on gas. pit stop. fill up. double points. yep, that's cold. tired. day 2. coffee. eggs. double points. beautiful. majestic... nothing. where are you, bear? warm. warmer. warmer. yes.
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baggage fee just for flying during the holiday season. >> come on. >> this is on top of the regular baggage fee they already impose year round. here's the deal. the added fees will be in place for flight between thanksgiving and just after new year's. on sfirt will cost you other $2 and on frontier between $5 and 10. >> that should be illegal. >> spirit did this last year. >> and frontier is joining them now. >> because they can. >> they did it last year and got a lot of money and they will do it again. >> how about this one, keeping the pounds off in a new way. go to the gym? >> yes, definitely. >> got gyms. >> the but you know what could do just as well as going to the gym, a brisk walk in the park. british researchers say brisk walking, not sure how many miles an hour you have to go, is the most effective way to stay slim. it beat out jogging, swimming, cycling and playing sports and true for women of all ages and men over 50 who regularly walk for more than 30 minute.
those folks were found to have a smaller waist and lower body mass index. >> all that work for nothing. >> i know. >> so you've got to be moving for that to do more weight loss. >> like that. >> like doubling your time. >> that looks wild. >> look how fast i am. >> those dutch people chasing you. >> that's right. >> i like that though. >> that's a good way to do it. >> you're going to love this one, a little confusing and kind of a mind bender check out this father and son who came up with the ultimate halloween costumes by dressing up as each other. first, here they are as themselves not in costume, son on the left and dad on the right. okay. >> now here they are in costume. >> wow. >> oh, my gosh. >> they switched clothes, added a little face paint and this photo literally made my brain shut down for a second. >> that's amazing. >> i saw them side by side at first and i couldn't tell which one was the real son, which was the real dad. >> what's funny is because on the surface you don't look at
them and say those two look alike. >> doppelganger. >> impressive. >> and now to america's most eligible bachelors off the market and what gwen stefani is saying. >> derek jeter is officially taken, sorry, just the messenger. el captain baseball legend confirmed he's engaged to model hannah davis who have been together three years. it was the sly way in which derek revealed the news. he wrote an essay about his new dog and in it he casually mentioned that he was a christmas gift last year from my fiance. just slipped it in there. no word yet on a date. now the next item here, this is the question people are asking about two of my friends from "the voice." are they dating, not adam and pharrell, they are. no. we're talking about blake and gwen, both going through divorces and as you well know
spotted out together so ryan seacrest has the nerf to straight up ask gwen about the rumor. is it true or not true? >> i'm not going to answer that right now. i think he's hot, don't you? to be super honest, like it is kind of crazy that we both went through the same thing at the same time. >> gwen went on to say nbc set up the whole thing putting two divorced people on the show at the same time. >> what's happening, carson? >> roll the video. next item. >> and blake looks fantastic. >> tell us. >> we're so running long right now. even if i knew something i wouldn't say. it's their own thing. >> they are good friends. >> two people go through a tough time in life, having fun, a bond of some sort. >> that's a yes. >> kind of a support system. >> it's all out there. >> it's a halloween party together. big deal. they had fun. this is the strangest video you're going to see all day. it's from "the tonight show"
jimmy fallon and meghan trainor and alanis morrisette dressed up as chicken costumes and they cluck, why? we honestly have no idea. take a look. ♪ >> there's so many questions about this video. the only thing that's clear is you'll probably be clucking to that song all day long. we honestly don't know. >> that was weird. >> what that was all about, but quite entertaining. that's your "pop start." i'm getting off the stand. >> all right, carson. well done. nice job avoiding the subject. mr. roker, weather. >> all right. let's show you what we've got going on for you, and we are looking at some winter weather out west. there's a big upper level low. the next 48 hours it will be hanging in very cold, unstable air, so skiers rejoice. look at these snowfall amounts in the rockies. anywhere from 9 to 15 inches of
snow. some spots getting 2 feet. that's good news. rest of the country, we've got eastern third of the country fabulous, sunshine, temperatures above average and a little cooler out west. 69 in los angeles today and good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. a lot of sunshine and a breezy start to the day. 58 in san francisco. 50 in the north bay. look for the highs today to top out in the upper 60s. the wind stays up coming in from the north at 20 to 25 miles an hour. a high of 68 can be expected in the east bay. san francisco, 66 degrees. in the tri-valley as well as the north bay, a high of 70. have a great day. >> and that is your late wet earth. savannah. >> all right, al. thank you. now to part two of our special series "24 hours w." >> this morning our national correspondent craig melvin has a day in the life of a woman who is devoted to bringing new life
into the world. craig, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you guys. it's fair to say it a all of us come into the world with a little bit of helping right? the doctor that you're about to meet helps families on what is often one of their most exciting and they are-of-wracking days, and she does it all with the help of her own family. houston, texas, is growing, set to the surpass chicago in the next decade as the nation's third largest city. 5:44 in the morning here in houston texas where dr. connie farrow, an ob-gyn is about to start delivering babies. she welcomed us into her home and what's the first order of the business? >> we're going to feed my dog. >> reporter: she feeds ben and sony and mixes a protein shake for her husband to have when he wakes up. next, we're off to the win's hospital of the text issia. by 7:15 cony is scrubbing in for the first scheduled c-section of the day. how far along is she? >> 39 weeks, had a prior
c-section. >> okay. >> reporter: so cool about this. i'm guessing you've done this a few times. how are you feeling? >> a little nervous but okay. >> reporter: this is kristen's second child. she and her husband zach have a 2-year-old son. so far so good. >> so far so good. >> reporter: nothing like it appears on television, by the way. >> no. >> reporter: helping connie this morning is her uncle, dr. sebastian farrow. at 7:31 hayden is born. >> there he is. >> reporter: a healthy baby boy and while the nurses take care of hayden connie and her uncle take care of kristen. you've got another c-section in -- >> 45 minutes. >> reporter: wow. boom, boom, boom. >> boom, boom, boom. >> reporter: at 1:49 she checks in on giovanni. she performed an emergency c damage section on other overnight and then scrubs in again, this couple christina and kate already have a son. is he excited about being a big brother? >> thinks that daddy is going to push on my stomach and pop her
out. what he thinks is happening. >> reporter: assisting connie in this c-section, her cousin, dr. jonathan farrow. >> reporter: that's right. connie operates with her uncle and cousin, a family helping family. >> got a little chunky one. the baby girl is born at 9:27. >> reporter: how are you feeling? >> everything went great. you did awesome. >> reporter: connie heads to her office to see patients for the next few hours. how is the baby doing? >> he's fine. >> reporter: good. at just after 1:00 p.m. we bring the doctors farrow together. >> to work with my son and niece, it's just unbelievable. it's just one of those things, you know. how could it be any better? >> i went into this because i like meeting new people and it doesn't get any newer than that. >> to spend nine months with somebody and then hand them a life that you just brought into the world for them, it completes the circle. >> reporter: back in her office connie sees patients for the remainder of the workday.
and then it's time for a workout with her husband, dr. patrick duffy, as he's a surge on, too. after a long day, what's the benefit? >> spending time together. >> reporter: it's not even about the work out. >> >> no. >> reporter: at 8:16 we have dinner at their favorite local restaurant and ask the question she gets from many of the mom-to-be. you deal with kids every day, but you don't have children? >> no. >> reporter: why? >> i think in the beginning i thought whether we got married that some day we would have children, and i think when you birth children every day you just -- you just stop thinking about it and we just never hit that point where we -- we had that desire. >> i think we had children we'd be great parent, i don't think there's any doubt, but i think that we kind of just got into a niche and we're comfortable. >> reporter: connie takes comfort after dinner on the couch with her dogs doing
paperwork, keeping tabs on the next expected mother and child with a heart monitor synced to her cell phone. the following morning connie heads to the hospital again, her workday the start of a new baby's first day. dr. connie farrow delivers more than 200 babies a year. it was interesting because going if i just, you know, ob-gyn, you think she delivers babies every day and this is what she does and up close it's actually a small part of what she does, the high light of day but spends a great deal of time doing lots of other things. >> i was going to say. i'm in awe, amazing. >> reporter: get caught up in the excitement of the delivery room. >>i did, i did. i think i want to have another one. >> does your wife know about this? >> i'm kidding. >> suddenly his phone is ringing off the hook. >> tomorrow we go out on the water 24 hours with a commercial fisherman. >> that's where you'll be spending the next couple of
days. . you're not in the doghouse. you're in the wheelhouse. >> craig, thank you very much. the cast of the highlyi'm . suddenly dealwi a very good morning to you. it is 8:26. crab lovers dealing with a bombshell. the state public health department wants everyone to avoid the crab caught in bay area waters. it's a potentially toxic level of acid due to high algae levels. if t can cause nausea and headaches. a low inventory will likely heed to a hike in prices. health officials are continuing to monitor the levavvellevels. crabbers hope they can get all clear before the official season opens. there was problems earlier in the commute. still lingering? >> we should see more in traffic
flow through the last shot because the big rig just south of here has unleashed. this is better news for 101 north. the tanker and the truck together have cleared from the roadway. you should see relief coming up from 85 and more traffic heading up toward the crowded 101 corridor past the airport. jammed -- look at this, both sides of the san mateo bridge, but both directions are very tough right now. heading over toward the bay bridge, east shore freeway jammed. >> thank you. another update in half an hour. see you then.
8:30 now on this wednesday morning. it is 49th of november, 2015. beautiful day out here on the plaz a.r.-. in fact, it's so pretty, al, i don't know if you're going to want to leave it for rokerthon 2. >> i must. i never want to be away from you all. >> go west, young man. >> and i will, and we start it tomorrow at airport. >> hawaii. >> and then friday we're in hawaii.
>> so are you going to get to see the premiere, going to go see "spectre." >> sometime over this week we will see it. >> saw it yesterday? >> you did? >> it a is it awesome? >> can i just say there's a car in that movie that you're going to want. i'm sure this is. it's pretty cool. >> a pretty keen stunt, crazy. >> we'll have a revealing interview with the new stars of this movie including daniel craig could. this be his last turn as 007? >> oh, wow, interesting. and then our halloween inspiration, the cast of the new "peanuts" movie is in our studio. it's amazing how much these kids sound like the original. >> they sound like the original charlie brown special. >> and the little red-haired girl. >> and i met the real linus when i was. had a selfie, linus and linus. also some up sirri is here and we'll team up in the kitchen to help dress up your thanksgiving sides.
vodka, that's my recipe, by the way, vodka and cloud nine potatoes coming up, by the way. >> vodka in the potatoes. >> yes. >> and tecumseh teen who can become one of team usa's breakout stars during the 2016 olympics. she's terrific. >> a check of the weather, al. >> what's going on starting, of course, with rokerthon taking america by storm, #rokerthon kicking off in hawaii. here's the weather. as can you kind of imagine. it's going to be horrible, sunshine, warm, temperatures in the 80s. it's going to be fantastic. on the first stop of rokerthon, wet weather from the plains all the way down to texas today and snow in the mountains and wet weather in the pacific northwest. the eastern third of the country going to be spectacular, a few showers along the carolina coast, and i love this sign. i've never had it before. sarah, your kidney is on tv so your sister sarah donated a kidney to you. >> yes, she did, back in 2009.
hi, sarah. >> hi. >> we're not going to show you the kidney but take good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. a lot of sunshine. we're in the 50s across the bay area. usa st as you set out the door, expect a high of 69 in san jose. in the north bay, napa, 69. oakland, 68. in danville, a high of 70. still very comfortable with a breezy wind and into the next few days we will have more of this same weather. don't forget get that weather any time you need weather channel on cable or weather.com online. >> thank you very much. the waste is the almost over. the new bond movie "spectre" comes out friday. will this be the last for james craig as james bond? nbc's keir simmons met with the cast just after filming wrapped.
yes, daniel craig talks ten years of playing bond with his fourth bond film "spectre" in a stunning location, mexico city, celebrating, of course, the day of the dead. austria. the car chase at night in rome. and who wouldn't want to drive fast cars through the streets of rome at night. >> let's ask who, who? >> reporter: it feels like you're just getting into your stride, really, really mastering the character and doing it the way that you want to do it. >> ten years ago i kind of wanted to take this somewhere, and we finished this movie and i'm like this is exactly where i wanted it to be. >> reporter: could our bond, daniel craig, be thinking of leaving the role, saying good-bye? asked in an interview if he could imagine making another james bond movie, daniel craig said i'd rather break this glass and slash my wrists. i'm over it at moment.
we're done. >> i have no idea what's coming next. >> reporter: in the ten years that he's been bond, each film has been a huge success. "sky force," the last one pulling in more than a billion at box office, the most successful bond and british film ever. and now "spectre." >> you've got a secret. >> the there's conflict in the movie. it's dark in places, but also it's a bond movie. >> i think you're just getting started. >> reporter: and do we find out some of the questions that have been raised in the previous films? >> it's part of the plot. it's the foundation of the film as opposed to being what drives the whole movie. >> reporter: and it wouldn't be bond without women. monica bellucci. what do you think monica makes bond so sexy? >> daniel craig. >> reporter: naomi harris is
miss money penny. >> and she ends up behind a desk in this one. >> mott for everyone. >> if it helps, i feel a lot safer. >> reporter: and newcomer lara sedu. >> she doesn't need bond to be independent and -- and she's -- he's equal. >> why should i trust you? >> because right now i'm your best chance of staying alive. >> bond, james bond. >> reporter: early films were some of your favorites, "russia in love," and do you feel like you're in that tradition now. >> all that smaerts that we add to that tradition. you can't copy something. when i got into this, i got offered a script that i couldn't say no to. the reason being they didn't offer me a bond script. they offered me something different, offered me something that was a blank canvas of a character that didn't have all the kind of bond things in it, and i looked at it and went great and said great, we can reinvent it. that's what we've strived to do
through all of it. >> reporter: reinvent it he has. >> i think when it comes right down to it and you look at all the bonds over time, i think sean connery is still my favorite, but he's >> no question about it, and this film in the uk has already broken all sorts of records. >> right. i want people to say, i'm not saying he's a bad james bond, he's a bad arse. >> you can say it. >> he's a bad mama jama. >> i hope they kept some of the quintessential parts of the bond franchise, the opening scenes, love the gadget scene, the cars. >> absolutely. >> aston martin db-10. >> nice. >> oh, my gosh. >> by the way, "spectre" opens on friday the. we're going to have a lot more with daniel craig when he joins us live tomorrow on "today." excuse me while i go pick out my outfit. >> i hope he drives up in the car. next, we're on the road to rio with the american gymnast who
♪ we're back at 8:40. love that music. this morning on the road to rio an olympic hopeful already making herself known around the world. >> with big wins at the world championships 18-year-old simone biles is now the female gymnast with with the most world gold medals and more world gold medals overall than any other american. tamron had the chance to sit down with her at her gym in texas. >> yes. it was a good time. simone just put herself in the history books, as matt mentioned with breathtaking performances and with the olympics fast approaching she's doing everything she can to earn a coveted spot on the u.s. women's gymnastics team. >> really difficult vault right here. without doubt, that's history right there. >> reporter: 18-year-old simone biles is now the female gymnast
with more world gold medals than any other. >> threepeat as the world all around champion. >> reporter: she turned the world gymnastics championship into the simone show last year earning her third all around individual title, plus three additional gold medals, bringing her total to ten golds at the world junior championships. >> reporter: is it sinking in? >> just a little bit because i've heard it so many times but other than that i think i'm like the norm al simone that goes to the gym and trains all the time. >> reporter: training that's paying off. with the olympics in rio just nine months away. how do you explain the feeling right now leading up to the trials and potentially the games >> it feels amazing and feels an honor to be put in this position that i've been in. i think it would be so fun to go out there and represent, if i get chosen for that team next year. >> reporter: simone started gymnastics at the age of 6 and caught eye of coach amy borman. what do you want people who now are on the simone train to know
about this young girl? >> the life they see coming out of her is genuine in all aspects, her talent, and personality and energy, all genuine. >> reporter: and you can't miss that electric smile and giant personality. it's crazy. do you feel diss? >> no, i'm used to it. >> reporter: not all fun and games, trains six days a week 32 hours or more and counts family as her biggest source of strength. how important are they to you fulfilling your olympic dream >> means the world to me to have them by my side and i think it would be one my dreams come true and i think, for them to see that happen to me, they would just be so happy. >> reporter: her message to young gymnasts. >> i would just say never give up because i've had periods where i didn't think i would accomplish all the things that i've accomplished, but once you set your mind to it and you have like motivation, and i think you can achieve anything you put your mind to. >> look at that smile. simone is a powerful athlete, you see that, but also a typical teenager in so many ways. told me she's obsessed with zach
ephron, who isn't, huge sweet tooth and one of her favorite things to do is spend time with her sister who is also a gymnast. we didn't show it, but i did entice her coach to let us have a cheat day. thank you nothing bundt cakes, had 20 mini bundt cakes, she's been eating chicken and broccoli pretty much every day to keep that lean body. >> training that far back with all the bundt cakes. >> sorry, simone. >> back to the diet. >> incredible to see the dedication and that discipline that they have to have at such a young age. >> it is. it comes from her mother, while we were in london watching the fabulous gymnasts, all of those kids, she was at the gym, on the floor, on a mat watching on the screen thinking no way i'll ever be there and now here she is. she's a hopeful. >> that's cool. tamron, thank you very much. up next, the gang's all here. we're going to catch up with the
♪ we are pack at 8:46, our halloween extravaganza proved we're pretty nuts about the "peanuts" around here and this morning we've got the real deal here. we'll talk to the cast of the new "peanuts" movie. but first a little sneak peek at the film. >> oh, i hope you love beethoven. >> beethoven smeethoven. maybe he'll appreciate my natural beauty. >> i hope he has an open mind about the great pumpkin. >> i think they have a toaster. >> it's not often you get the opportunity to start over with a clean slate. this time things will be different. oh. >> he did it. >> paul feig, the director of "bridesmaids" is the director of
the film. alex carson plays linus and stars as franklin, craig schultz, one of the writers and son of the peanuts creator and genius charles schultz. guys, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> it is so exciting to see "the peanuts" on the big screen. you've seen it now. what do you think your dad would think about it? it had to be in the back of your mind the whole time? >> i think the outpouring of love has been for us. had so many people come to us and told us how much they love the brand all these years and are flocking to the movie theater and i couldn't be more pleased. >> it is such a big job, paul, because it is so beloved and then you had to find the kids with the right voices. how difficult was that? >> i mean, we really wanted to keep that feel that the original shows had that everybody loved with and try to match the voices and found this amazing cast of young actors. they brought such personality to us. >> you guys were awesome. you pulled it off.
charlie brown, were you a fan, noah, before you were part of the movie? >> before i started working on this movie i didn't know about "peanuts" and once i got into it and i have a book in my bedroom that i read from the comic strip every sunday, i did that and the special and now i'm a really big fan. >> did you see other shows that charlie's voice and you tried to match it? >> yeah, i went on youtube and watched "the great pumpkin" like five times. >> me, too. i have no excuse for that. frances ka, the little red-haired girl. it is the first time we have heard her voice. >> it was really exciting to see her voice, never spoken before and never seen her face before now and i was honored and excited to play her voice. >> linus, probably one of my favorite voices. he has that little lisp. was it fun to do this? was it hard? >> it was not hard at all because i got to work with steve martini who was actually really great in that room and i just read off a piece of paper, a cold read and then said that was great but then do it a little this way and now i'm on the
"today" show and all this. >> pretty cool. >> you play franklin, what kind of guy is he? >> franklin he's one of those guys when you get off from work and had a hard day you can just call him up and just be, like, hey man, i need some advice and he's going to tell you straight up. not going to hide anything and a jack-of-all-trades i would say. >> he's a good friend to have. >> yes. >> i need your honest opinion about something. i'm going to put some pictures up on the screen. all of us dressed up as the "peanuts" for halloween. how do you think we did? okay. and you can be honest. do you like it? >> i love it. >> really, really great. >> it's creepy. >> okay. >> who said that? >> the linus did look a little creepy. got a little feedback about that. >> it's so fun, though. we really loved it. did you go to the premiere? >> yeah, that was so much fun. >> yeah. >> what are you hoping to bring to the next generation of "peanuts" fans?
>> we just really want to make a new generation aware what have we all grew up with and fell in love with and that was so fun is guarding the feel of it and not trying to make it cop temporary and trying to bring it into the modern age. we still have telephone cords and typewriters so there you go. >> you're one of the writers and like your father one your challenges was not letting snoopy just take over the whole thing. >> really, because if i could it would be snoopy and peppermint patty. she's so lovable. the more i saw the movie, i wish we could do more with her. >> i smell sequel. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> the "peanuts" movie is out on friday. by the way, meghan trainor will be here tomorrow. she's going to perform her song from the movie. carson/creepy linus, over to you. >> thanks, yo u guys. siri is here. we'll have some ultimate side
all right, everybody. we're back with "today's food the." all managementth month long we're cooking up the recipes that you sich most. this is siri pinter creator of sir iously delicious.com. these are both family recipes. >> exactly. >> you take a recipe and you elevate it a little bit. what do do you to your recipes? ? i'm going to make a green bean
casserole and it's from the mid well. almost illegal to have thanksgiving without a green bean casserole but the way our grandmas did it a lot of cans and this is all fresh and i'll do mashed potatoes from my mom's recipe from the south and keep it very authentic and fatty. go ahead. >> first we'll par boil some green beans. we only want to cook them for a couple minutes because they are going to cook more in the oven. >> okay. salted water which helps the flavor. >> see the ingredients there, green beans, chicken stock, salt and pepper, not a lot. my little trick is i add them to a bowl of ice cold water >> to stop the cooking process. >> and what else will it do? >> keep them green and vibrant. >> you're so good. why don't you keep doing that. next we'll missing in action make the sauce and i have onions and like diced up mushrooms in this pan and i'll add some flour. that's going to thicken everything. >> right. >> this will also keep the green beans from getting really, really mushy. >> that's kind of the worse how grandmas used to do it back in
the day. we add the flour and now i'll add chicken stock and milk. >> usually you add a can of cream of mushroom soup. this is fresh and you mow what you're putting in it and it tastes better. i'll let this cook for ten minutes and it will thicken up. this is where i hike to taste t.add my salt and pepper and a little bit of nutmeg. i put nutmeg in everything when i'm cooking thanksgiving dinner >> yeah y nutmeg? >> because it has that nuttiness that we love. i'll put the green beans in here and i'll put some pepper and mix it all together and then i'm going to add it to the casserole dish. >> all right. >> and i can see the shallots there. what did you do to crisp them up? >> fried them in a little bit of vegetable oil and slice shallots up. if you're not an onion fan do toasted breadcrumbs. i've been eating them all
morning. throw these in the oven and cook it for 30 minutes and top them with your shallots. >> will you be making this for thanksgiving? >> i have to. i told you it's illegal in the midwest. >> the put them on now or after? >> after, you do that, an i'm going to keep eating shallots. >> all right. >> here's the finished product. >> let's get the guys downstairs. this is the green bean casserole. >> it's really good. >> real winner. >> let's goat my mashed potatoes. cloud nine potatoes, classic in the daly family. i'm going old school coming from the south so we're going to take our potatoes. these have already been boiled. i like to keep sop of the skin on, ingredients are pretty easy, done half and half, potatoes in half peeled, half not peeled. >> what kind of potatoes? >> mash these in. i don't know what kind of potatoes. >> i think that they are idaho potatoes. >> we'll do a rough chop and use a blender if you want. >> want me to keep mashing. >> keep mashing, siri. meanwhile what i've done is
taken a mixture of cream and melted butter, on the side i've made that. we'll pour that right into the potatoes. that's going to be delicious. >> and i'm going to add a shot of vodka,ing is we've done in my family for a long time and added some roasted garlic and then we take the bacon which i've done and put that in there as well. >> can we talk more about the rod camp you mash this all together. >> the makes it that much more creamy and look at this beautiful product, ii'm ... ==te police say one school's quick a a hit and run suspect. it happenedyester 8:56. one school's kwig action led to it the at rest of a hit and run suspect. a car struck an 8-year-old student leaving the boy with a broken ankle. the principal put out an e-mail describing the vehicle. police say a parent spotted the car and led officers to the 27-year-old suspect.
ice skating lovers are gathered in san francisco for the return of a holiday season tradition. the ice skating rink at union square opens in half an hour. it will operate now through january 14th. another holiday tradition we have been talking about the crab season could be put on hold. more on that in 25 minutes.
this morning on "today's take," drew barrymore sits down with us opening up about her new film and new friendship and new fami family. and don't miss the host toys for the holiday. all that hand more coming up now. >> 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. >> it's time. welcome to "today." it's wednesday morning, november 4th, 2015. i'm willie along with al, natalie and tamron and chuckling a little bit because it's taking me back to high school. ace of bass.
is that you? >> that was me. i was in l.a. at pharmacy walking through walgreens and the song comes on and i'm like shaziam, and i remember this song. >> i like where you get your inspiration, the pharmacy. >> can you give me another ace of bass song? because i can. "all that she wants." ♪ all that she wants is another baby ♪ >> keep singing, it willie. >> you were like officially grown and working. >> i was grown and working in 19725 so, you know, i missed a whole generation. >> willie was in high school and we were in college. there you go. >> by the way, it's going to be in the 70s today and tomorrow and friday, and friday the rockefeller center christmas tree comes in. cutting it down today. can you believe it. it's christmas and we're in the 70s. >> seeing people yesterday, i mean, people like sunbathing, crazy. >> i know. it's happening. >> always impressive when the meteorologist is blown away by the weather that you forecast.
>> i love it. >> the weather man. >> do we blame el nino for this or give them cred senior citizen. >> i think there is some part of el nino. i won't say this is all el nino. >> we like el nino. >> whatever you want to the call it, we love it. >> perfect. >> that's nice. >> did you story out of arkansas, the video? >> unbelievable. >> a small single-engine plane that was forced to make an emergency landing. there was a problem with the oil. the engine shuts down, and they deploy a parachute, an airplane that comes with a parachute, has to be a small plane to carry that weight and the pilot the former walmart ceo bill simon and two passengers leaving arkansas on the way to texas. had a sudden trop in oil pressure and a chute comes out and a bystander starts filming it. what am i looking tat plane falling from the sky doing it slowly thanks to the parachute so it hits the ground, hates truck that's on the road, but the pilot and the passengers suffering only minor injuries,
taken to the hospital thanks to that parachute. >> can you imagine you're -- you're the truck driver, the owner of that truck, and you're filling out your insurance claim. what was the cause of the accident? >> a plane. >> i was hit by a plane. >> i was hit by a plane. >> and suffered only a minor injury. >> i can't imagine being the pilot and the passenger on that plane and it's like a slow descent with that parachute. >> wow. >> just knowing, and where are we going to land? >> yeah. >> i was reading about this plane and it's designed exactly for this. has special shock absorbers when it hits the ground. the seats are actually design that had if it hits the ground they are shock absorbers and it has to be a small plane. >> i think it adds $8,000 to the cost -- >> 8 or 80? >> we reported 8,000 earlier. >> whatever it is, it's worth it. >> still, you have to add on, definitely worth it. >> if you want a small plane of your own you would want to invest in the that. amazing technology. >> it's been three days now, and we've not had a story based on a
study, so -- >> we haven't. >> we have one. this is according -- a study -- can you bring this stuff out. a study in the u.s. national library of medicine >> thank you >> and cliffy, thank you very much. >> who knew that there was the u.s. library of national medicine and university of michigan asked 500 people to rate a list of the most addictive foods. all right. >> number one pizza. >> absolutely. >> number two, chocolate. >> thank god. >> number three chips, and then you go into cookies, ice cream, french fries, that would be mine. cheeseburger, non-diet soda. >> what's this with the cucumbers? >> i love cucumbers. >> i hate vegetables. >> it's last on the list. >> but it's on the list. >> the cucumber, i totally get. >> i love a cucumber. >> not a big fan of the cucumber. >> cold and crispy, so refreshing. >> i put salt on it the cuke per.
>> sometimes i don't take the time to slice it, take the cucumber. >> and bite, it me, too, that's so weird. >> unless it's a pickle i don't want to the know about >> i also like cucumber in water and put it in and i like the crunch of it. >> i'm more of a salty food. >> it's not on the list, mine is chunky peanut butter. >> do you grab the peanut butter from upstairs in chunky peanut butter. get it out of cupboard and don't bother with anything else. >> can't find a utensil i go right in. >> all right. >> another song from your youth. >> here's another one that will take you back down memory lane. this is 20 years since that song "ironic" alanis morrisette. >> talk about ear worm. you'll have this song stuck in
your head. for you who never heard this before, how did you -- where were you in the '90s? you were working. >> well, she performed this song but in a strange version. it was an all clucking version along with meghan trainor and jimmy fallon clucking, wearing chicken costumes. ♪ ♪ >> okay. here to give you the tul set there. talk about weird video, right. >> the reason why this makes sense, you know the songs that you like but you don't know the lyrics, you can just break into a cluck. >> no need for a chicken suit. >> fallon takes it to the next level. >> and the weird thing is jimmy fell after that. >> oh, no.
>> only kidding. >> did that a couple years with blake shelton "hey, ho." >> that's true. i'm one of those people who make up the words to the songs and they are like mom, that's not how it goes and in my mind that's not how it goes. >> and people say what did you just say and you know you're wrong. >> the strange video, to some even stranger video. you know those inflatable things that go like this, the crazy guy on the side of the highway trying to get you into the car dealership. >> sure, sure. >> one woman decided to dress up as an incredible tube at halloween and got her friend and videoed it. you can't even watch that. take a look. >> oh, man. that's kind of an interpretive dance. >> there's -- there's a shot where it gets a little bit closer? >> you want to end the video, and this has you mesmerized. >> there's something about it
that is very funny. >> i thought the video might be a little closer. >> yeah. >> so that we got more of the effect. >> when you watch it on your computer it is close to that effect. >> because you can move closer. >> put it back up again. this is how you have to do it, go right up like that. >> do your weather like this, al. just do this. >> i just love that, jimmy fallon and al morrisette. al is like cut the video, we've seen enough. >> i love the wiggly guy. >> girl. >> when you drive by a car dealership. >> i get. >> you know. >> that was a giant one and when they are smaller there's one moment when you go is that a guy out there. >> it's never a guy. >> no. no. >> really. >> it's all inflatable thing, the wind. >> a good way to frighten someone though like have a guy in it. >> and scare it. >> we'll get natalie on that, prank time. >> don't you rope me into something. >> something very special coming up. >> what's that? >> rokerthon. >> and you're packed with one bag. >> i'm impressed. >> i am.
>> i didn't know that. >> what's your secret to keeping it to one bag for 50 states? >> i'm a guy. seven shirts, seven pair of underwear and three pair of pants, jurnds wear. >> and it's cold in some places. >> i've got layers. >> more than packing, 50 states. >> 50 states, one week, boom. >> you take off tomorrow. >> i take off tomorrow. live at newark airport, take off on hawaii airlines out, direct flight, and then we will then proceed to go across this great country. we want people to come join us. >> wait a minute, whoa, what was that in a car? >> a goat. >> that was a goat? >> you didn't see the little man and the goat. you didn't seat promo? >> traveling shooting stories working. >> little man with the goat. there he is, and darryl is a farmer. >> so that -- >> and there's little man. >> friendly goat. >> little man is actually my doppelganger. >> his name is little man. >> lil man. >> i've been crunching numbers and wondering how will you do 50 states in seven days.
how do you get to all of them? >> you'll see. using all sorts of conveyances including a famous meat mobile. >> oscar mayer wiener. >> itd remains to be seen. it remains to be seen. oh, hey, there's dylan dreyer. hello, nice to see you. dylan will be up in just a moment. meantime, we've had snow throughout the rockies but look what's going on again in texas, poor friends in texas. flash flood watches right through friday. that's crazy from del rio to dallas. got risk of strong storms thursday tomorrow from austin, dallas, all the way to paducah, kentucky, wind gusts over 60 miles per hour. here we go, front pushing in all this warm moist air and cooler air behind it. see the snow there. flood watches dallas to del rio, rainfall rates one 1 to 2 inches per hour and rain goes from little rock to austin and look at rainfall amounts, anywhere from 2 to 3 inches. some locally could see up to 5 inches of rain from austin to
little rock. that's what's going on around the country. >> and that's your laflt weather. >> thank you. >> did you guys like the movie "beaches," bette midler. coming up next some people are calling this "beaches" for a new generation. called "miss you already" starring drew barrymore and tony starring drew barrymore and tony
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and everybody is screaming at home, and it's been -- it's been fun, and i remember that i had to get up and go to work the next day. >> they make you go to work the next day in. >> get on the plane to go to work because i was in from austin. >> did you fly with your emmy? >> no, no. >> i did not. >> i planned to bring the emmy to my mom and grandmother in cincinnati, but that thing is heavy. >> yes. >> hardware. >> so for folks who haven't seen season one of "the leftovers," catch us up. what's the premise of the show? >> so four, well, six ago from the date of the season two of "the leftovers," a great disappearance happened where i think it's like an eighth of the world's population just inexplicably disappeared, and it was a book, and the first season basically was the book from beginning to end, and now in the second season it's like life after this town in mapleton where this one city where no one
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