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good morning. breaking news. police arrest a suspect in connection with the 2-month-old disappearance of california teen sierra lamar. and they plan to charge him with murder. this morning, new details on why authorities believe they have their man. the general four years ago, one of the country's most prominent republicans threw his support behind democrat barack obama. will he endorse him again? we're going to ask him as he joins us to talk about politics, leadership and his time in the public eye. and sell-off. on its first full day of trading, facebook loses more than 10% of its value. we'll tell you why some investors haven't liked the stock "today," tuesday, may investors haven't liked the stock "today," tuesday, may 22nd, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television
and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm ann curry. >> and i'm matt lauer. and we start on a tuesday with breaking news out of california. you're looking at 21-year-old antolin garcia-torres, moments after his arrest on suspicion of kidnapping and killing 15-year-old sierra lamar. >> the california teen vanished while walking to her school bus stop back on march 15th, and the arrest marks the first time since her disappearance that police have insinuated that sierra has been killed. straight ahead we're going to tell you what police are saying about the evidence that has led to this arrest. >> we'll have more information on that. also, a first of its kind case tied to texting and driving. a college student could be held liable for sending a text message to her boyfriend, who
she knew was driving at the time, allegedly causing him to get into an accident. we're going to get reaction from "today's professionals" and talk to them about some other hot topics, as well. >> and also we've got a rare interview with sean penn. it's his first with the "today" show in nearly a decade. we talked to him, matt, recently in cannes, as you know. his interview was emotional, raw, he's also honest. and among the things he talks about, why he has a, quote, very tough time with people. but we begin with that breaking news in california, where a suspect is in custody in the disappearance of 15-year-old high school cheerleader sierra lamar. nbc's kristen dahlgren is joining us now with details. kristen, good morning. >> good morning, ann. well sierra lamar hasn't been seen since she left for school on march 16th. but this morning authorities are holding a 21-year-old man here. they say they have probable cause to charge him with murder. for two months, so many questions have surrounded the mysterious disappearance of 15-year-old sierra lamar.
this morning santa clara county sheriff's detectives believe this man has the answers. they took 21-year-old antolin garcia-torres into custody monday night, questioning him for two hours, before booking him on one count of kidnapping, and one count of murder. >> public safety is our primary concern. we don't want any monster to take another little girl. >> reporter: sierra lamar was last seen on march 16th when she left home for school, and never made it to her bus stop. search teams eventually found her cell phone and her purse, filled with clothing, on the side of the road. for two months volunteers have scoured the community around lamar's home, on foot, while dive teams search reservoirs and ponds. but so far no sign of the teenager. >> it's not easy to make a murder case without a body. you can do it. but you need a lot of other good evidence. things like dna, or eyewitness accounts, or a confession. >> reporter: sheriff's detectives say forensic evidence
found on sierra's purse and clothing led them to garcia-torres. then two weeks ago, deputies seized his car, matching a red volkswagen jet to spotted on surveillance cameras on the morning of lamar's disappearance. >> we've been looking at him for quite awhile now. >> reporter: now the sheriff here says their department will continue to look for sierra, but when asked whether she believes the teen is still alive, she answered, no, i don't. and, ann, we've spoken with sierra's family so many times over the past few months. obviously our hearts go out to them. they are expected to speak at a press conference the sheriff is holding later on this morning. >> kristen dahlgren this morning. kristen, thank you so much. it is now 7:04. now here's matt. >> all right, ann, thank you. now the race for the white house. and fallout over the obama campaign's attacks on mitt romney's business credentials. the president himself is now weighing in. chuck todd is nbc's political director, and chief white house correspondent. chuck, good morning to you.
>> good morning, matt. the president got hoim just after midnight last night, wrapping up two international summits and delivering an emotional commencement speech at joplin high school nearly one year after those devastating tornadoes. but honestly, today, the fallout from his decision to personally engage in the increasingly heated battle over mitt romney's career at bain capital. >> this issue is not a, quote, distraction. this is part of the debate that we're going to be having in this election campaign. >> reporter: saying mitt romney's career at bain capital is fair game in this election, president obama is not backing down at all from his campaign's attempt to turn mitt romney's business record into a liability. >> when you're president, as opposed to the head of a private equity firm, then you -- your job is not simply to maximize profits. your job is to figure out how everybody in the country has a fair shot. >> reporter: the latest dust-up began sunday on nbc's "meet the press," when an obama supporter,
newark mayor cory booker, openly criticized the obama campaign's attacks on bain capital. >> i'm not about to sit here and indict private equity. we're getting to a ridiculous point in america. >> reporter: facing a growing backlash from democrats, booker immediately backpedalled with a video on youtube. but it wasn't enough on monday for the president's senior campaign strategist, who took booker to task. >> in this particular instance, he was just wrong. i mean, there are specific instances here that spoke -- speak to an economic theory that isn't the right theory for the country. >> reporter: the republican national committee seized on booker's comments, unveiling an online petition with the banner, i stand with cory. ands amitt romney spent monday raising over $10 million at a series of new york city fund-raisers, his campaign quickly produced this new web video. >> even obama's own supporters have had enough. >> it's nauseating the american public. enough is enough. >> it wasn't until the gop went across that line that i said,
forget it. >> reporter: in an interview with rachel maddow monday night booker turned back. >> if anything they've turned me on even to work harder the next six months. >> reporter: meanwhile wrapping up the nato summit in his hometown, president obama said the united states and its allies are one step closer to winding down the war in afghanistan. >> we reached agreement on the next milestone in that transition. we agreed that afghan forces will take the lead for combat operations next year. >> reporter: left unresolved out of that summit, the issue with pakistan over those supply lines. pakistan wants to charge the u.s. and nato an enormous amount of money to allow supplies and -- to get to the troops across the border. that did not get solved. matt? >> all right, chuck todd at the white house this morning. thank you very much. general colin powell, who served as secretary of state under president george w. bush made some headlines four years ago when he endorsed barack obama for president. he's out with a brand-new book called "it worked for me: in
life and leadership." general, it's always nice to see you. welcome back to the show. >> thank you, matt. good to be back. >> let's talk about afghanistan. chuck just talked about it. here's what you said on "meet the press" two years ago. quote, we all hoped in 2001 that we could put in place in afghanistan a government under president karzai that would be able to control the country, make sure al qaeda didn't come back and make sure the taliban wasn't resurrected. it didn't work out. you said that two years ago. 700 americans or so have lost their lives in that country since then. we still aren't out of there. was it worth the sacrifice? >> i think it was worth the sacrifice to give the afghan people a chance to free government that was representative of all the afghan people and to bring some stability to the country. now, two years later, the afghans are showing that they have more and more capacity. their forces have been built up. military and police forces. and you know, we can only do so much and go so far. they have to be in charge of their country. >> do you think we'll leave behind a stable country that will accomplish the things you talked about?
>> that is what remains to be seen. i'm not totally satisfied, in fact i'm not hardly satisfied with the nature of the regime, the corruption that exists, and a lot of the other problems that exist. but at the same time, we have to draw the line at some point. and i think the decision that's been made over the weekend that we would stop active combat operations at the end of next year, and then stay in place and finally withdraw in 2014, but leave behind whatever is necessary to give the afghans the support they need, and whatever capacities they need, they don't now have. >> but you endorsed barack obama back in 2008. you called him a transformational figure who represented generational change. did you get from president obama the kind of generational change, was he the transformational figure, or has he been, that you counted on? >> i think he has been. not completely. there are some things that he has done i wish he had not done. for example, leave guantanamo open.
i would have closed that rapidly. he tried. he was stopped by congress. he stabilized the financial system. he brought about a stability in the economy. he fixed the auto industry. i think he took us out, not completely out, but he took us out of the most difficult problem we were facing at that time, which was an economy that was collapsing. and it's improving, but not fast enough. so his number one -- his number one goal for the rest of this year, as it should have been for the whole four years, is to get the economy running again. >> if i'm barack obama i'm sitting here listening to you say all these things, that sounds like a pretty good campaign endorsement. it sounds like you're on his team still four years later. >> oh, he knows better. he knows that i always keep my outer drive, as we say in the military. i feel as a private citizen i ought to listen to what the president says and what the president's been doing. but i also have to listen to what the other fellow says. i've known mitt romney for many years, good man. it's not just a matter of weather you support obama or romney, it's who they have coming in with them. >> why hesitate at this stage of
the game? it's basically barack obama or mitt romney? why not come out and throw your wealth behind somebody? >> because i don't want to throw my weight behind somebody. the beautiful part of being a private citizen is you can decide when you want to throw your weight, if you want to throw your weight. i'm still listening to what the republicans are saying they're going to do to fix the fiscal problems we have, to get the economy moving. and i think i owe that to the republican party. i think it is the right way to go about it. too often in this country we simply stick with whatever you said last year is it, even if it doesn't work out for make sense. so i us like to listen to everybody, examine everything, and then of course make a judgment and vote the way i think is the correct way to vote is. >> in your book you talk about that famous appearance you made before the united nations during the buildup to the war in iraq and you write that the office of then-vice president dick cheney tried to select the intelligence you'd use in that appearance. you describe the case presented to you as a disaster and incoherent. you even said that vice president cheney urged you to
use searches that linked iraq and 9/11, which had been discredited months earlier. did the vice president knowingly try to mislead the american people and leaders around the world prior to the war in iraq? >> prior to the war in iraq, i had no reason to believe that. we all were operating off the same basic intelligence. and it wasn't anything new that was put together for the u.n. speech. the vice president kept pushing, kept encouraging us to look at everything. and he probably felt more strongly about -- >> at everything or selective intelligence? >> everything. everything. well selected is part of everything. and he felt strongly about some particular issues, say the linkage between 9/11 and saddam hussein, and how al qaeda might have played in that and he kept pressing to see if there was anything there. but at the end of the day, there was nothing there. and i did not use it, because there was nothing there. you have to remember that this was a national intelligence estimate that was used by the president long before my speech, that congress used that national intelligence estimate three
months before my speech. and the decision to go to war had already been made before my speech. >> in the book you also say people want leaders who have moral and physical courage, who always do the right thing when asked and will risk their careers in doing so. you've already written about that appearance before the united nations, and you referred to it as one of your most momentous failures. that will earn a prominent paragraph in your obituary. so did you live up to, at that moment, your own definition of leadership and what people want in this country? >> when i was asked to make that presentation, i was given four days to get ready for it. i did everything i could by going out to the cia with an entire team of people, and going through all the intelligence they had. and being assured that they had multiple sources for everything that i would be saying at the u.n. every word in that presentation was certified by the cia and the intelligence community. the director of the cia sat right behind me when i presented it. he was up most of the night before, verifying it. it just turned out that
subsequently, a lot of it was right, but the guts of it, the existence of wep bes of mass destruction, in existence, in iraq, were not there. they were not there. the sources were bad. now the good part of this is that saddam hussein is gone. that terrible regime has been eliminated. and the iraqi people now have a chance of a better life with a new regime and we don't have to worry about whether they have weapons of mass destruction or not anymore. saddam hussein is not there to terrorize his people. >> general colin powell. always nice to have you stop by the studio. we appreciate it. >> my pleasure. >> i want to tell people that the book is now in bookstores. it's now 14 after the hour. here's ann. >> matt, thanks. now to a controversial recommendation for millions of men. a government panel is advising against screening healthy men for prostate cancer with the psa blood test. they say harm from the widely used test outweighs its benefits. we've got dr. nancy snyderman as nbc's chief medical editor now joining us. how can a simple blood test, a screening blood test, cause harm
and outweigh the benefits? >> this test was meant to an for antigen, a protein in the prostate gland. years ago, after a man was diagnosed with prostate cancer, if the blood test went up, it might be indicative of the fact that the tumor was spreading. but increasingly it became sort of a simple blood test. get blood drawn, if the number is outside the normal limits you might have a problem. here's the problem with the test, though, it is so sensitive, that in 80% of the cases, it indicates a problem when there might not be a problem at all. and a man may have inflammation or infection or a benign tumor, or even a cancer that's never going to cause problems. and their concern is, it's so widely used, and wrong so often that it shouldn't be used at all. >> but on the other hand, some men say this test has saved their lives. >> yes. >> so where is the -- how do men know what to do >> >> here's the hard part. the preventive task force that came out with these guidelines, they crunched the numbers.
they looked at data. and whether they think it's personal or not they looked at the cold, hard facts. does this screening save lives? and their answers were, no it doesn't. but what you will hear from individual men is, wait a minute, that test saved my life. and, yes, you're going to now balance anecdotes and case histories against the bigger population of hundreds of thousands of men. and that's where a lot of the controversy is going to be. >> it should be said that the american urological association has called these tests irresponsible. this is the same force that told us mammograms under 50 are not necessary. >> let me caution people when the breast cancer stuff came out who jumped in the radiologists and the breast cancer surgeons. now this is the prostate, who jumps in the urologists. yes, do they have a dog in this fight in both cases? yes. i think this one is going to remain controversial. i don't think it's going to change the needle right now. but if you are a healthy man and you have no other issues, don't
consider this a perfect screening test. >> dr. nancy snyderman. thank you so much. it is now 7:16. once again here's matt. >> all right, ann, thank you. prosecutors in new jersey plan to appeal the 30-day sentence given to a former rutgers university student who used a web cam to spy on his gay roommate. this after an emotional court hearing on monday. nbc's mara schiavocampo is in new brunswick, new jersey. mara, good morning to you. >> matt, good morning. it's been almost two years since this case sparked a national dialogue about bullying. monday the families of both tyler clementi and dharun ravi came together at this courthouse to make one final appeal on behalf of their loved ones. in a packed new jersey courtroom, tyler clementi's heartbroken mother begged the judge to hand down a stiff punishment. >> and i am asking the court to do the right thing. >> reporter: moments before the sentencing of dharun ravi, the former student at prestigious rutgers university, who was convicted of 15 criminal charges, including invasion of
privacy, and bias intimidation. a hate crime. in 2010, ravi secretly streamed video of 18-year-old tyler clementi kissing a man, and encouraged others to watch it live. clementi, an honor student and talented violinist, jumped off a bridge and killed himself just days after the spying incident. >> even i had no idea of the despair and torment tyler must have been feeling. tyler and i had been very connected. so much so that i felt like a piece of me died in september, 2010. >> reporter: but ravi's mother also made a tearful appeal, saying her son is not a hateful bully. >> my son, he has too much burden on his shoulders to face for the rest of his life. i strongly feel the honorable judge will give him a chance to try his best to lead a normal life. >> reporter: the story made ravi the poster child for cyber bullying. >> we've got to dispel this myth
that bullying is just a normal rite of passage. >> reporter: and sparked a national outcry. >> he was outed as being gay on the internet and he killed himself. >> reporter: but ravi also has supporters. last week hundreds gathered at new jersey's state house to protest the use of the hate crimes law in the case. >> i do not believe he hated tyler clementi. but i do believe he acted at a colossal insensitivity. >> reporter: though ravi faced up to ten years in prison he was sentenced to just 30 days in jail and three years' probation. >> people may be outraged by the 30-day sentence. but he was charged with eavesdropping, not with causing the death of tyler clementi, and convicted of that. and the judge sentenced him based upon that. >> reporter: after the sentence, ravi's family wept with relief. while clementi's parents sat stone-faced. as part of the sentence, the judge recommended that ravi not be deported to his native india. the prosecution released a
statement calling the sentence, quote, insufficient, and saying that they plan to appeal. matt? >> mara schiavocampo, thank you very much. >> lots of other stories making news this morning. natalie is on assignment. savannah guthrie is at the news desk. >> good morning to you. in the news today the chief of the u.n. nuclear agency says he's reached a deal with iran this morning to resume that stalled investigation into whether the country has been secretly developing nuclear weapons. this comes just one day before world leaders are set to meet for talks in baghdad in a bid to find a diplomatic solution, and avoid military action. a daring rescue over niagara falls after a man plunged 180 feet over the cascade, in what police say was an apparent suicide attempt. the man survived and is one of only three people known to have lived after plunging from the falls without a safety device. a 74-year-old grandmother in michigan has been charged with the murder of her 17-year-old grandson. police say jonathan hoffman called 911 and said his
grandmother, sandra lane, had shot him in the chest. the high school senior died soon after. lane's lawyer says she fired on hoffman because he was a troubled boy, and said she felt she had no other choice. for the first time ever, a private business has launched a rocket to the international space station. the unmanned falcon 9 rocket named dragon took off just before dawn this morning from cape canaveral, opening the door to a new era of space flight. until now only major governments have launched vessels into space, and if all goes well the dragon should dock with the space station on friday. it is now 7:21. back to matt, ann and al. the same company hopes one day to have commercial flights for people into space. >> i'm going. >> am i going way out on a limb. weren't scotty from "star trek" i think part of his ashes were actually on board that rocket along with some other space enthusiasts? >> wow. >> i believe. savannah, will you get on that? >> i hadn't read it. it is technically an unmanned flight. but i didn't read anything about
ashes. >> get the information! >> mr. roker is here with a check of the weather. al? >> all right, come on! let's see what we've got as far as your weather, for especially along the eastern seaboard, it's been a mess. got a low pressure system with a front draping along it from new england all the way down into the southeast. a lot of wet weather, especially in the northeast. rainfall amounts about a half to a quarter of an inch of rain, causing some problems. >> good morning. we have some light rain and drizzle today. this afternoon, a couple of thunderstorms could pop-up. >> and that's your latest
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>> this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am stan stovall. police are asking for help in finding a rapist who attacked a woman in annapolis over the weekend. she was walking home 1:30 saturday morning when she was grabbed and dragged into an alley way by the suspect. she says that the man threw her
to the ground and beat her and sexually assaulted her. investigators have of a description of the suspect -- a vague ascription of the suspect. sarah caldwell is standing by. >> busy ride for motorists on 895. good news is they manage to open up some lanes. the accident is still being cleared from the harbor tunnel. average speeds around 15 miles per hour. you may want to skip it altogether and take the keybridge as your alternate. inner loop and york road watch for an accident. outer loop delays and a place from that accident. southbound 29 towards river's edge road, accident is gone but the delays remain. starting to dissipate on 895. skype teamed with 11 and capt. roy flying above, and delays are
starting to ease up. southbound traffic is very heavy because of the earlier accident. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. tony, over to you. >> at least of the weather is better than yesterday. most of the heavy rain is off to the northeast. that is a good thing for us. 63 degrees in rising sun. mixture of guys, i'm home!
>> i'd prefer not to go to hell. i'd like to think that heaven is a little sexier than generally portrayed. but if it's just black and quiet, that's okay, too. >> that's two-time oscar winner sean penn getting a little philosophical with ann. they sat down for an interview in cannes, and it's a revealing conversation about penn's career, reputation, and his work away from the cameras. we'll have that interview for you in our next half hour. 7:30 now on a tuesday morning. may 22nd, 2012. i'm matt lauer. alongside ann curry. >> that's right. you know, and also coming up this morning on a different note we're talking about mary kennedy who you've been reporting took her own life last week. she was remembered at a memorial service here in new york city last night.
the question is why was her estranged husband robert kennedy jr. not there? we're going to talk about that coming up this morning. >> then facebook's less than impressive debut on wall street, the company's value has slipped 11% in just two days. we'll talk about that with cnbc's jim cramer. and also get into questions about the timing of mark zuckerberg's wedding just a day after his company went public. >> mm-hmm. beautiful in that photograph, don't they? and it's tuesday and that means that "today's professionals" are in the house. we're going to have star, donny and nancy taking on everything from a controversial nonprofit group offering drug addicts a chance to, to agree to be sterilized and offer them cash to be sterilized. and also an eye-catching outfit from miley cyrus. >> we begin with a new court hearing for the nfl scheer leader and former high tech school teacher or high school teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with one of her students. nbc's jeff rossen is here with the latest on that. good morning to you. >> good morning, guys.
this case is rolling on. right now, sarah jones is out on bail. but here's the catch. she has to wear an electronic ankle bracelet. not allowed to text anyone or even drink alcohol. she went to court on monday trying to get the judge to ease up on those restrictions, but that judge wasn't having it. that's her, sarah jones. cheerleading captain for the cincinnati bengals. she seemed to have it all together. but police say sarah was hiding a dark secret. a sexual relationship with a teenage boy. and not just any teenage boy, one of her own students. you see, sarah was cheering part time but worked all week teaching english at this kentucky high school. >> we filed over 9,000 pages of discovery. the commonwealth is confident in our case and we look forward to the trial date. >> reporter: sarah is charged with first degree sexual abuse. her mother is also charged with covering it up. both pled not guilty.
now, out on bail, ordered to home confinement. >> sarah, do you have any comment about this? >> reporter: sarah wouldn't speak, but her lawyer did in court monday, asking the judge to ease up on the restrictions. the judge lowered bond to $10,000. but wouldn't budge on anything else. sarah must remain on the ankle bracelet. no texting allowed. and no alcohol, either, as she awaits trial. the judge did loosen the rules for sarah's mother, allowing her to ditch the ankle bracelet. but neither of them can have any contact with the alleged victim, that teenage boy, or his family. but in a surprising twist, they support sarah. and even came to court once before. >> when you have the victim's family supporting the defendant it always adds an extra hurdle for the prosecution. it does not make successful prosecution impossible. >> reporter: there have been rumors about sarah's sexual behavior with men since 2009. on this website, thedirty.com. >> somebody posted that i had
had two stds given to me by a cheating boyfriend, and that i had sex with him in the classroom at my school. >> reporter: sarah went on local radio to defend herself back then. >> clearly, obviously, knowing myself that it was false information, i was devastated because i had to, once that was information -- once it was public information, i had students starting to ask me, and teachers, and you know, just humiliating. >> reporter: she since tued the website. thedirty.com claims it's not responsible for sarah's actions, and is fighting the suit. this morning, the brunette bombshell with a love of teaching could, if convicted, end up in jail over sex. >> you know there's a lot of us that rally behind her and support her and know who she really is. >> reporter: prosecutors say they have a mountain of evidence against sarah. phone calls, e-mails, and more. but so far they won't give any more details on that. the trial is set for next month. matt? >> all right, jeff rossen.
jeff, thank you very much. here's ann. >> all right, matt, thank you. the family of mary kennedy held a private memorial last night for the 52-year-old with one notable absence. nbc's tom lamas has details for us. tom, good morning. >> good morning, ann. mary richardson kennedy's siblings and friends held that memorial for her here at the standard hotel yesterday at sunset in new york city. the private ceremony for the mother of four is making news not because of who was here, but because of who wasn't here. mary's estranged husband, robert kennedy jr. the suicide death of mary richardson kennedy has sparked a fight over how to say good-bye. this memorial monday night in new york city put together by mary's grieving siblings and friends. and according to one friend, no sign of robert kennedy jr. or the couple's four children. >> her siblings, i think, tonight felt that, you know, they were finally offering some type of tribute that was fitting for the incredible life she has
led. >> reporter: the other service happened over the weekend, in new york's westchester county. full of celebrities like chevy chase, glenn close, and susan sarandon. at that funeral, robert kennedy jr. was seen outside the church, consoling the couple's children. just the day before, he was wrangling in court with his in-laws about control over mary's body. a judge ruled in kennedy's favor. >> this is really two families at each other's throats. if they could tear the body in two and bury it in two places, they would do it. >> reporter: mary's death came at a time when she and robert kennedy were locked in divorce proceedings and a custody battle. the two wed in 1994, but the marriage fell apart. robert told "the new york times" the two hadn't lived together for almost four years. saying, quote, a lot of times i don't know how she made it through the day. she was in a lot of agony for a lot of her life. mary battled drugs, alcohol, and
depression. her lifelong friend carrie kennedy, robert's sister who introduced the couple, spoke about mary's struggle. >> mary suffered from depression. her whole life she was battling, battling these demons. >> reporter: kennedy watchers say the richardson family feels robert kennedy didn't do enough to help mary. and photos like this, of robert and actress cheryl hines, the two reportedly dating, didn't help. >> mary's sisters say that, you know, if she had not met bobby kennedy she probably still would be alive. so they are extremely bitter. >> reporter: a troubled life ended with a suicide, but still unable to rest in peace. and mary richardson kennedy was buried on saturday near the kennedy family compound in hyannisport, massachusetts. robert kenny jr. nor his lawyer wanted to comment about the marital problems or the issues over the funeral. ann? >> all right, tom llamas, thank you so much for your reporting on this.
now let's get a check of the weather from al. >> ann, thank you so much. a little on the damp side out here today. not too hard. it will probably be a little, some moderate airport delays in the northeast. look at these temperatures. out west from phoenix all the way to bismarck, anywhere from 10 to 20 degrees above normal. it's going to be 91 in rapid city. minneapolis, 82. phoenix, 108. vegas, 104. rest of the temperatures around the country, we expect to see 60s and 70s in the northeast. 90s in parts of central florida. 90s in much of texas, on into the central plains. a little on the cool side in the pacific northwest, where they'll have some afternoon showers, slight risk of strong storms in the northern plains, also in the southeast and wet weather here in the northeast. brain tumor awareness day. all right, very good. thank you for coming down. get your gray matter t-shirt. >> we've got a t-shirt for you. >> thank you very much. >> today is brain tumor awareness day. >> thank you very much.ou >> good morning.
we have some light rain and drizzle in some neighborhoods. we might get some heavier showers this afternoon. >> and that's your latest weather. ann? >> all right, al, thank you. coming up, late night host jimmy fallon stops by. but coming up next, was the public debut overhyped? facebook struggles on wall street and speculation about the timing of mark zuckerberg's wedding just a day later. ♪ i want to be a billionaire so bad ♪ ♪ buy all of the things i never had ♪ ♪ oh, every time i close my eyes ♪ ♪ i see my name in shining lights ♪
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we'll talk about that with cnbc's jim cramer in a moment. but first, nbc's miguel almaguer is in los angeles with details. miguel, good morning to you. >> matt, good morning. facebook is have valuable, as you know, because so many of us use it. but some investors believe the young company full of so much promise is also a bit overhyped. mark zuckerberg rang nasdaq's opening bell, but after just two days of trading, monday facebook had its bell rung when its stock sank 11%. >> i think a lot of people were expecting to see a big pop in the price that you sometimes see in ipos. a lot of people didn't get that. they did not want to hold facebook for the long term, so they sold out. >> reporter: with 900 million worldwide users, facebook is an advertiser's dream. but analysts say it's still unclear how quickly and effectively the social media site will profit from its friends. experts say facebook also took a
face plant on wall street because its initial public offering, or ipo, was aggressively overpriced. >> really what it's worth depends on what happens over the next 10 to 20 years. >> reporter: for zuckerberg, the stock slide represents a $2 billion loss. but his stake in the company is still valued at more than $17 billion. at just 28 he remains the 29th richest person in the world. and there's another reason to smile. this weekend, after facebook stock went on sale, zuckerberg married longtime girlfriend priscilla chan. >> she is very definitely the quiet, strong, super smart, woman behind the man. >> reporter: author sarah lacey says there's no word on a prenup but says the low-key couple had an agreement when they dated. >> the two of them had a relationship contract when she moved out to silicon valley to make sure she was going to not only get enough of his time, but get enough of his time away from the company. >> reporter: the nuptials come just as chan graduates from med
school. a ceremony that may be good timing for zuckerberg, too. under california law, his enormous fortune isn't considered joint property. but those who know the couple say they've never worried about money. and despite an early stock market setback, they still don't need to. while facebook stock took a beating on monday the company is still valued at more than $93 billion. and even though some analysts believe the stock may continue to slide a bit more, those overnight millionaires at facebook are still millionaires. matt? >> all right, miguel almaguer. thank you very much. jim cramer is host of "mad money" on cnbc. jim, good morning. nice to have you back. >> go ahead, say it. i told you so. >> i told you so. you've been around long enough like i have, you've seen a lot and you know that people aren't as stupid as you think. >> you knew this was going to go down. it's going to open at about $34 this morning. what's driving it down? what are the nuts and bolts of this? >> people want excitement. and this deal was a fiasco. it was placed with a lot of people who didn't really care about it in the end. they issued too much stock.
and once a stock starts going down, matt, people feel like it's a sinking ship. they want out. >> isn't it possible people simply learned their lesson from the '90s and the early 2000s where some of these initial ipos came out, and they were skyrockets to the moon, with no path to profitability for those companies? people learned from that, didn't they? >> yes. so many people lost money. remember many investors never came back after 1999-2000. lessons were learned. but brokers didn't seem to realize that these lessons were learned. they got it totally wrong. a fiasco. >> with these 900 million registered users, okay, this seems like an advertiser's dream. but you said something to me while that spot was running that they're in trouble if they junk up that site with too much advertising. >> the younger people who like facebook, they are anti-advertising. they think everything should be for free. they don't want to look at ads, let alone click at ads. you move this to mobile, a lot of people, particularly younger people using cell phones, they
have strategies to avoid ads at all costs. they are not your ideal audience if you're an advertiser. >> you made headlines over the weekend on a different subject. you weighed in on mitt romney's time at bain capital. something that's been being discuss a lot now. whether it's a liability or an asset for his run for the presidency. you said romney is known as a job destroyer not a job creator. you speaking as a pundit, or do you have some experience here? >> look, i went to hear the presentation when i was at harvard law trying to figure out whether to work for them or somebody else. they were talking about rationalizing -- >> they were talking or he was talking? >> he was there. he was talking about rationalizing the workforce, making it so companies were more efficient. matt, these were code words back then. code words for firing people. and by the way, it was viewed as being very positive. it wasn't something that we thought was like, wow, that would be really bad if you're running for president. it was like wow, that could be really good if i work there. >> was it smart business or was it a problem with capitalism? >> it's smart business. this was the way to make money
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meter, though. >> oh, there you go. >> to put this in perspective in terms of prices of things in real estate in new york city. how about the penthouse that has recently apparently gone to contract just over here on the west side of 57th street. the top two floors of the luxury building going for -- >> who is building this, tony stark? >> going for -- >> magically appeared. >> $90 million for the penthouse. >> what? >> 9-0. $90 million. >> who is buying this stuff? >> apparently an unnamed buyer. >> yeah. >> won't even list that person's country of origin. >> hmm. >> because everybody would want to come stay there. i wouldn't tell anyone, here. >> the country is big cash-istan. >> 10,900 square feet. >> wow. >> two floors. >> somebody's got some money. >> anyway, we've got sean penn showing off his softer side in a very rare -- >> i don't know if i want to see that. >> no! it's a revealing interview. i'm telling you. >> and we'll be joined by "today's professionals" as well.
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>> this is wbal-tv 11 news in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. here is sarah caldwell and traffic pulse 11. busy morning. >> it will take extra time to get you where you need to go. accidents all around big area. we have one on the outer loop of 795 k12 miles per hour approaching that scene. we will look at in a moment. we have an overturned vehicle to report on eastbound 100 and ritchie highway. heavier delays in the westbound direction.
southbound 29 near the river's edge road, we are attracting an earlier accident, and not just in delays southbound left over. harbor tunnel, we are looking at a big backup on 95, much of this in due to an earlier accident. 11 mi. per hour from the harford county line. falls road, all lanes are closed due to a downed tree. avoid that if you can. live view of traffic, southbound traffic, that is the pace of things at 32. that is the west side, northwest corner, very heavy. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the weather is a little better than it was yesterday. you will probably run into some drizzle. forecast for today, a mixture of clouds and a little bit of
♪ 8:00 now on a tuesday morning, the 22nd of may, 2012. there's some jimmy fallon performing as neil young with a help from bruce springsteen. some of the late night fun he's had recently. this morning, jimmy is going to be here to hand out a big thank you. >> and it's going to blow your pants off. >> wow. >> blow your pants off. he'll explain that, as well. >> sounds like a reality show on bravo.
>> i just love jimmy. you know, don't you love jimmy fallon? and a little bit -- you don't know what's going to happen when he's here. >> we'll find out in just a little while. also ahead, "today's" professionals are in the house. star, donny and dr. nancy going to tackle some of the hot topics today, including this one. a woman who texted her boyfriend while she knew he was driving a car. he eventually ended up getting in an accident. should she be held liable because she knew he was driving at the time? they'll talk about that. >> all right. also coming up, we're going to have a very rare and some might say raw interview with two-time academy award winner sean penn. we talked with him in cannes and he had a lot to say not only about his work in haiti, actually in tears at one point but also talked about his work and why he loves making movies and some of his most famous roles. he even talked about his temper. all of that coming up.
>> and later on we've got paula deen coming by. she's got some recipes to share. >> davina guthrie is filling in at the news desk while natalie is on assignment. savannah, good morning to you. >> good morning to you. prosecutors are planning to appeal the 30-day jail sentence given monday to a former rutgers university student who used a web cam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man. the roommate, tyler clementi, committed suicide days later. 20-year-old dharun ravi faced a maximum of ten years in prison for anti-guy intimidation and other charges. his attorneys are expected to appeal his conviction. today marks one year since a massive tornado ravaged joplin, missouri. a somber anniversary that president obama helped commemorate last night. nbc's ron mott is in joplin this morning with more. ron, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, savannah, good morning to you. this battered hospital behind me really became one of those iconic symbols of that devastating day. today it stands as a towering
reminder of all that was lost here, but also all this community found as a result. a year after it was ripped apart joplin high school still sits in bits and pieces. but not the 2012 graduating class. unified by tragedy, bound by hope, a theme president obama addressed at monday night's commencement. >> the road has been hard, and the day has been long. but we have tomorrow, so we march. we march together. >> reporter: it has been a long, slow march for many here. while difficult, there are clear signs joplin is moving on. thousands of permits have been issued to build new homes or repair damaged ones. though the landscape is still obviously scarred. >> we had a living room up front. >> reporter: all that's left of the dunn family's old house are weeds and memories. >> and back here was a big backyard. >> reporter: and a new perspective rising with each new building. >> if anything, i look at it and think, wow, we're going to come
back and we're going to come back big. >> reporter: the dunns sold their lot, moved to another place, and got back to their normal routine within a few months. >> open her up. >> reporter: albeit now with tornadoes part of their everyday living. two weeks ago they installed a twister safe in their garage. >> feel so safe in here. >> have peace of mind if i'm at work and my wife and doubt irare at home by themselves. they have a safe place to go. >> reporter: it's the new normal in joplin. but many residents, including members of the class of 2012, possess a determination to move forward, rebuild, and believe in the future of this city. 161 people died in joplin. later today, at this park right across from the hospital, a community walk of unity will end here. it will be a park memorial service to honor those who were lost. but also a nationwide thank you to the volunteers who helped joplin back to its feet. savannah? >> what a story. ron mott in joplin, thank you. now for a look at what's trending today. our quick roundup of what has you talking online.
whitney houston's final song, a duet with jordin sparks called something celebrate" is going viral online. ♪ ♪ celebrate come on now ♪ come on celebrate >> the song will be featured in the upcoming film "sparkle." this video on beyonce's website is racking up the hits. in it the pop star schools her friends in the game of pool. >> i whooped him. it does not matter, i whooped you. thank you. >> never one to gloat that clip is from 2001 when beyonce was still a member of destiny's child. and one fan's over-the-top tribute to the facebook ipo, posted on facebook, still struggling to find friends. ♪ i want to thank you for bringing him to me ♪ ♪ and the family yeah yeah ♪
♪ facebook i love you ♪ ♪ i want to thank you for bringing him to me ♪ >> the songwriter says the tune just popped into her head while she was taking a shower. and now it's going viral for all the wrong reasons. it is now 8:06. let's get back to al with a check of the weather. kind of a love ballad to facebook. >> wow, that's -- a number of things i want to write a song to, not facebook one of them. but hey, everybody, it's a free country. all the way from san diego. you guys know each other? >> yes. >> okay, just thought maybe you just met up here randomly. let's see what we've got as far as your forecast is concerned. pick city of the day, nbc 10, philadelphia. scattered showers, humid, 75 degrees. we've got wet weather down in southern florida. rain here in the northeast. more rain moving into the pacific northwest. slight risk of strong storms in the northern plains. also, through the southeast. the heat continues in the southwest. 108 in phoenix today. >> good morning.
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apply online or at a bank of america near you. ♪ back now at 8:11 with "today's professionals." here to weigh in on the day's hottest headlines our team of star jones, donny deutsch and dr. nancy snyderman. welcome back, all. let's start with a serious subject in the news. dharun ravi was sentenced yesterday. he's the rutgers university student who used a web cam to spy on his gay roommate, tyler clementi. he saw him kissing another man. eventually tyler clementi committed suicide. a jury convicted ravi of all 15 counts against him, including invasion of privacy, and bias intimidation. he faced up to 10 years in prison. he was sentenced to 30 days. what's your opinion? >> well, i -- i just will weigh in. i think that the presentation to the world, from the media, was
as if this were a murder case. it's not a murder case. it's an invasion of privacy case. and if you look at what the sentence is, it's actually appropriate for this. >> star is a lawyer. as far as i'm concerned it's a hate crime. i wish this this kid got everything he could get and more. >> ten years? >> i'll tell you what -- years. i'll tell you where he is going to suffer. no employer is ever hiring this kid. nor should they. can you imagine hiring this kid, every gay group rightfully so would protest. he is a court of employment -- >> you're saying they shouldn't employ him because he's proven not trustworthy and he spies, therefore his ethics as a business person? >> he will never -- he better start business for himself. >> what bothers me was i never once heard him say i'm sorry. and the judge pointed that out. just once, to show some contrition. i'm stunned at how chilly he was. >> it's important to remember what star said. he wasn't on trial for tyler clementi committing suicide. >> that's right. >> and the judge says he was guilty of colossal insensitivity. >> right. >> so 30 days right?
>> 30 days plus community service. that's the appropriate sentence. >> i would like to see him behind bars for years. >> this is a first of its kind case. new jersey college student texted her boyfriend while she knew he was behind the wheel driving his car. he eventually got into an accident, hitting a couple on a motorcycle. does she deserve to be accountable, criminally, for the fact that he got into an accident because she texted him while he was driving? >> they're trying to make new law in this situation. they're trying to say that she quote, electronically present inside the car when the accident occurred. if a person is in the car with you, and they tell you to disobey traffic signals, they can be sued. this would be new law in that area. i think it's a little wacky to be honest. >> i think we need a new law. a statement has to be sent to the youth of america, this is such a horrible problem. i actually wish car companies would invent some device that when a car is moving a certain amount of miles an hour the phone doesn't work. kids have got to be sent a signal. this is a horrific, horrific
issue. >> i live in new jersey. and the laws are very, very strict. however, as a mother who does send her kids text messages, and i don't know necessarily where they are, i don't know the wiggle room in all of this. >> and you don't know when somebody is -- >> he didn't have to pick up the text message and answer it. >> that's the point. i expect my children to not pick up the phone. but i don't know if i should be held liable because i sent it. >> i think if you're texting or receiving you should lose your license for five years. something severe. >> wow. >> people are dying. you have kids. you have teenagers. >> distracted driving is a problem, period. texting is just one form of distracted driving. >> this is going to define it. >> let's move on. there is a new president of france. the socialist francois hollande. that means france also has a new first lady, and she and hollande are not married. they've been together for six years. she is a reporter who covers politics.
she wants to keep her job, and she wants to keep her privacy. she says that their marital status is none of anybody's business. >> love the french. >> how would this go over here in the united states? >> i think we're ready for it to tell you the truth. i think there's a culture coming forward, the culture grown up on the internet that is not going to keep prisoner candidates or people because they've had some personal mishaps, infidelities. i think the rest of the world has grown up. we're going to eventually get there. >> you think the united states is ready for an unmarried first couple in the white house? >> absolutely not! are you out of your mind? i'm from north carolina! do you believe -- my grandmother is 94 years old. she's just laid out right now. >> i think that -- >> i think it's -- >> i think if bloomberg ran for president, they would say, fine. here's the issue. i don't think she could cover politics as a reporter and keep her job. >> here's the thing, there's no such thing as a traditional family in this country anymore.
you could use it as a selling point. >> the united states is never going to want to have an unmed -- >> would you have ever said we would have a black president 20 years ago? >> yes, i would. >> according to a recent survey, more than half of couples living together in france and raising children together are not married. >> that's right. >> they're cohabitating. >> that's their norm. >> it's a cultural difference. >> well, you are in america now. it don't work like that. >> wow. miley cyrus wore this to the billboard music awards over the weekend. it was a tuxedo with no shirt and no pants. do we have that image? yes. okay. she's 19 years old. looked up to by a lot of young people. how do we feel real quickly? >> very smart. when you are a child star you need to go overboard to say you're not a child anymore. >> camisole, i would have been fine with it. >> yeah, she looked cute. >> star jones. >> okay. up next, ann's revealing and emotional interview with sean penn.
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with some more sauce. [ male announcer ] but their quick bite to eat... could potentially turn into a long night of the shakes. thankfully, evan's corolla has available entune with bing to help them find another restaurant. another reason you can always count on corolla. from toyota. back now at 8:20 with a rare and wide-ranging interview with sean penn. his first here on "today" in ten years. we caught up with the two-time oscar winner at the cannes film festival and began by talking about the benefit he held there, which has raised more than $2 million for the people of haiti. two years after the earthquake there, many have moved on. why haven't you? >> because the job isn't done. pick a spot. and they've had every exploitation happen to them. every invasion happen to them. every dictatorship happen to
them. and now there's this new world where things can change. kind of a magic moment. it's an exciting time to do work in haiti. >> i detect an emotional component in this for you. >> it's emotional because you can see how it can work. and you say oh, god, it works. >> what does, in your view, victory look like in haiti? >> victory looks like a brilliant, young, haitian kid who had no better choice than to go to the united states and get an education, make a decision to go home. it looks like where people really have a chance and where kids get to say, you know, i was born here. i can get the education here. and i can do it. you know, just see this generation do what i know it's going to do. which is going to win. >> for many people who go to these kinds of places, there is a person, an image, an experience, that doesn't leave you. >> i could give you a story
image that is a policeman who rationed his cigarettes because of a, you know, the expense. and so, one of his four cigarettes a day was after he would come home. he went home, where he would see his children, and his parents, and his wife downstairs. give them a kiss, go upstairs, take off his policeman's uniform. smile at his family. walk outside to have that smoke. and then the earth shifts and he turns around to a two-level home behind him with his whole family in it, and it was up to his knees. and he dove in to it after his family and he reached through the concrete to get them. and all he got was his uniform. and so with that he put it on. and he became the one guiding the emergency traffic that saved about 500 lives in the first two days. no ngo vehicles? no ngo -- >> the people who work for you
in haiti have some of them have called you a demanding boss. you have gotten angry yelling, that's not good enough! you're smiling. >> most of the people i'm angry at are usually international volunteers who are coming over there to stamp themselves with a do-gooder label. many of you know better than i do what we're about to face, which is likely total chaos. i don't know. i don't control my temper when i'm there. >> have you always had this moral outrage? >> i'm not going to accuse myself of being moral. i recognize a lot of the things that are less than good in me. and similarly, there's a very powerful thing that comes when something is good despite me. the one place i tend to be a follower. kind of go with the flow. and it's mostly an instinct about other people. and their skills, and their good hearts. i think i'm good at casting. >> sounds like you're casting a
lot even though you're not a religious man. >> i prefer not to go to hell. i'd like to think that heaven is a little sexier than generally portrayed. but if it's just black and quiet, that's okay, too. >> your first moment on screen was in "little house on the prairie" in 1974. >> yeah, that's true. >> and through all of these years and all these characters, as we think about them -- >> he has my son --! >> jimmy in "mystic river." sam in "i am sam." matthew in "dead man walking," you have trained us to believe you. to believe your transformation. almost instantly. do you accept that you are one of the greatest actors of our time? >> i am constantly embarrassed by my own personality. and so maybe i have a strength in that as an actor, in that i'm -- maybe it's because i'm willing to give it up. i have a very tough time with
people. it's not that i'm totally anti-social. i just don't want to socialize with the people i already know. >> could you ever imagine yourself giving up acting and directing and becoming a full-time humanitarian? >> i could imagine myself running out of time to do -- you know. >> i think i have discovered in this interview that despite everyone's sort of sentiment about you being perhaps serious and deeply cynical, you actually are an idealist. >> hate cynics. how dare you be cynical and i don't get to be. you know, why are you so special? and they think they are. and they think that i think i am. and that's why we'll keep fighting. >> penn's charity, the j.p. haitian relief organization has a reputation for getting things done. more than 200,000 people have been treated in clinics by this organization, more than 10,000
given access to clean water and hundreds of kids have received a free education as a result. >> he has a reputation of being a difficult interview. it didn't seem so in that one. i think that was great. >> very enjoya >> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. let's get a check on the morning commute with sarah caldwell. getting any better? >> unfortunately not. a lot of accidents out there. loch raven boulevard, we have an accident on the north side. that is going to add to the north side delays. eastbound 100 is shut down at ritchie highway. heavy delays eastbound and westbound on 100. southbound 95 just past 195, right lane closed with an accident.
southbound 895, up speeds of about 47. still some delays that stretch back to the 95. 95 southbound, still a mess from the harford county line counted in under 95 split. here's a quick live looked at traffic. 29 has been a mess all morning. earlier accident in the southbound direction is now clear. we will switch over to a live view of traffic. that is in the area of the west side. slowdown begins prior to this. delays southbound on the j.f.x. from coldspring down to the construction zone. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> not a pleasant commute, but the weather is a little better. 64 in jarrettsville. mostly cloudy skies, a chance for a shower or thunderstorm.
we're back now, 8:30 on a tuesday morning, the 22nd of may, 2012. weather is getting a little better here in new york city. still some showers in the air and still a nice crowd gathered out on the plaza. thanks to these people for sticking around. i'm matt lauer along with ann curry, al roker and savannah guthrie engaging some of our crowd here. >> this sign says ann, may i have your wardrobe?
i said yeah, me, too. >> oh, that's so nice. >> i know. yes, you want this jacket? >> they love ann. anyway, you know who else is here? come on back. jimmy fallon. >> oh, yeah. >> is in the studio right now. the late night host is on a roll. he's had some great things happening. he recently hung out with the president and first lady and springsteen and mccartney, and he's got a new cd out. he's got a new book out. he's got a new line of healthy snacks, children's clothing. he does it all. we're going to talk to jimmy in just a couple of minutes. >> he seems to be concerned -- >> he's catching up on his thank you notes. >> exactly. >> also coming up this morning, did you guys hear anything about an anniversary today? it's been 20 years since the beginning of "dateline." we've got jane pauley in the house and lester holt talking about fascinating stories and also fascinating people who
we've reported on for the last 20 years. >> pretty amazing. and then do you know father's day is just around the corner? >> huh-uh? >> i know. we are here to remind you and help you. jill martin is here with steals and deals. this is the father's day edition. always hard to shop for guys. she's got some ideas. >> and then we've got a great new pop band. folks are calling this album a pop masterpiece. they're going to be performing live in our studio. >> remember last week we did that little fun thing on the plaza, we had smu versus harvard in the video competition for call me maybe. jay leno was watching. take a look. ♪ ♪ hey this is crazy but here's my number ♪ ♪ so call me maybe >> you know what's interesting? now everyone -- you see. i was stunned that these two
people did it. take a look. ♪ ♪ crazy so here's my number ♪ ♪ call me maybe ♪ >> think if we had a little more of that on the campaign trail and a little less of what we've got right now it would be okay. roker how about a check of the weather. >> first of all for today, risk of strong storms in the southeast, also in the upper plains. wet weather this afternoon moves into the pacific northwest. rain here in the northeast. heavy rain down in southern florida. and as we look ahead to get started on your memorial day weekend, rain out west up into the western great lakes. sizzling hot through the southern third of the country. sunny and warm into the mid-atlantic states with a new
he even slow jammed the news with the president of the united states, and leader of the free world. now fallon is out with a new book called "thank you notes 2" and a new comedy album "blow your pants off." is that comedy? or is that more of a threat? >> that is comedy. >> yeah? >> that poor guy just sitting hanging out with his red wine in front of the fireplace, puts on the tv and his pants get blown off. >> right off? >> it just happens. he's just taking a photo like his pants were on. >> let's save that for a little later. let's get to the roll you're on. seriously when you think about some of the things you've had a chance to do with the president slow jamming the news. the leader of the free world and jimmy fallon. >> it's the craziest thing ever to happen to us. we keep going to each other, that did happen, right? we did slow jam with the president of the united states. what happened was they called us, the white house called us because we did a piece with -- >> he booked himself on your show? >> the president booked himself. he didn't call, but the white
house called us, and -- because we did a piece with michelle obama where we did for her get fit initiative. >> right. >> i ran up the stairs in the white house and we played dodge ball in the green room. >> weren't you wearing spandex at the white house? did you clear that with the secret service? >> no, i had to change my clothes immediately. the workout spandex, and turned the corner, i thought i was ready to go and i was immediately shut down by a bunch of secret service. they even bo the dog didn't appreciate what i was wearing. the dog didn't like it. no one liked it at all. so, i asked the first lady's permission. she said absolutely not. so i changed. and then -- but she was a great sport. >> but the idea of dodge ball in the halls of the white house. some of the artwork hanging on the walls, there's -- >> george washington -- >> and you're throwing rubber dodge balls around. >> i have to be the first person to play dodge ball in the white house. unless taft was a big dodge ball player. i don't know. i was sitting there going i
can't believe this is happening. then we got the call, the president of the united states wants to do maybe a bit of his initiative is to not raise taxes on student loans. and he was going to live colleges. so i said would you come to the college. i said i'd love to go to the college but would you be up for doing a whole show, can i interview him? and they go, i don't know, we'll call you right back. they called us back, they said, i think he's in. >> he actually is going to do it. >> they said you don't tell anybody. >> when he slow jammed the news, did you reverse that or was that cold? did you go through run throughs where you'd say, let me give you a few notes here? >> i tried to. we went through one rehearsele. he said okay, here we go. let's do the slow jam. here we go. so he's reading the cue cards and we're doing the slow jam, and at the end of the slow jam we usually do it with the great brian williams because he does it on our show and at the end brian goes, oh, yeah. and so at the end, president obama goes, oh, yeah.
i go, you sure you don't want to put a little -- and he cut me off, i'm not going to do it. he knew what i was going to say. >> thank you for asking. >> i'm not going to do it. >> what's more exciting slow jamming the news with the president of the united states or doing a duet with the boss? >> bruce springsteen is unbelievable. i don't know. i don't know what -- the president is more of an honor, of course. but then when bruce springsteen comes and said i'll wear a floppy hat and a beard like i was from the '70s and he brings his own glasses from the "born to run" tour. that's his sunglasses. it was -- it was just -- with my hair by will smith. one of the most insane phone calls. i'm on the phone with bruce springsteen. have you ever heard the song -- he goes, i have to say i haven't. i have not heard that song. i whip my hair back and forth. he goes, i have to say, i'm not familiar with that. with that record. so then i go i'm going to do a slow version where i'm going to be pretending to be neil young,
and so i'll be doing like, ♪ whip my hair back and forth and so he started laughing on the phone, yeah, yeah, yeah, i like that. i want to be brouyoung bruce. i said can we put a beard on you? yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. someone's trying to contact -- because he's never going to be part of this. >> as part of blow your pants off you've got paul mccartney there but you've also got the second edition of thank you notes because the first one was so popular. wildly popular. and you brought some of your famous thank you notes with us. we have about 48 seconds left. >> i will read you two thank you notes. music, please? perfect. that's -- >> is that -- >> ann curry playing the piano. >> thank you, motion sensored hand towel machine. you never work so i just end up looking like i'm waving hello to a wall robot. i'll read one for you guys. >> i thought that one was for us. >> thank you, ann.
thank you, al roker, for always ending your weather reports with, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. and thank you, kathie lee and hoda for always ending your reports, with -- [ mumbling ] where's the ladies room? thank you. >> jimmy -- >> thank you. >> no, thank you. >> no, thank you. >> thank you so much, pal. again the book is "thank you notes 2." the cd is -- >> "blow your pants off." >> and you can catch "late night with jimmy fallon" weeknights right here on nbc. up next, ann, lester, jane pauley celebrate 20 years of memorable stories on "dateline." but first, this is "today" on nbc. #f#f#f#f#f#f#f#f#f#f#f#f#f#f
marking that occasion with an anniversary special that airs tonight. take a look. >> welcome to "dateline." >> good evening and welcome to "dateline." >> welcome to "dateline," everyone. >> a river of refugees on foot, one heartbreaking story after the next. ♪ >> sometimes any mother's arms will do. >> oh, man. jane. >> oh, yes! >> oh! >> you're an idiot. >> are you kidding? >> cut! >> i am chris hansen with "dateline" nbc. >> your blood is on him. his blood is on you. >> you made money out of the death. >> you got a good grip on reality? >> it's a lot to cover and a lot
that has been covered. with us now some of the people who've anchored "dateline" throughout the years, jane pauley, ann and the current anchor lester holt. good morning to all of you. nice to have you here. you left the "today" show. you've been here 13 years. you were the first co-host. >> i'm the founding mother. >> of "dateline" with stone phillips. what do you remember about the transition between the two? >> actually getting to talk to people for a long time. the interviews you do, boom. >> sorry -- >> no you did like the expanded format? >> yeah, i could talk to people. and i would always say we only use the good stuff. and that includes me. >> one of the people you talked with a bunch of times on "dateline" over the years was michael j. fox. >> and the "today" show. we had a history that went all the way back. >> what was it about him that made you connect to him so much? >> i don't -- i watched him grow up from just a kid actor to a movie actor to a movie star to a superstar to an icon, and he was the last interview i did on "dateline," and he nominated himself for the role. >> hmm. >> really? >> yeah. >> and as a part of this
anniversary special you get a chance to go back and sit down with him again. >> a week ago i spent more time with michael j. fox. >> let's take a look. >> you do more than ten men. is that a goal of yours? or you just have more energy than ten men? >> i used to -- personally if i feel like that i take a nap. i lie down. it's kind of like battery reload. >> but you call parkinson's a gift. >> i always say it is the gift that keeps on taking. but it woke me up to -- to what was possible and whatever i lost because i have parkinson's, i gained so much. >> really fascinating guy. and we're going to see more of that interview tonight. ann, throughout your years on "dateline," the mccoy septuplets, how many times have you interviewed them? >> i think they're 13. they're actually going -- they're now 14. so, it's been a pretty interesting climb. >> they've had the most "dateline" appearances. >> i didn't know that. really? okay. >> and they are teenagers as you
mentioned. which makes us all feel very old. and you got to go back and spend time with them. >> that's exactly right. >> take a look at this. >> oh, my gosh! look at you. what have you guys been eating? you are so big! okay who's got a boyfriend or a girlfriend? >> none. >> nobody. >> no. >> who'd like one? >> all the boys. >> are they turning out the way you thought they'd turn out? >> you know, i don't know how you predict kids when you see them. it's interesting that they are similar to how they seemed as babies. >> lester, what else can we expect tonight? >> by the way, they all her aunt ann, right? >> yeah, they do. >> isn't that sweet? >> we've got your story, matt, your compelling story that i know meant a lot to you. this family that had this horrible case of mistaken identity. two young ladies in a car accident, and one was dead, the other injured. and then, as you know, we found
out just the opposite. so we've got that story. aaron ralston, remember the climber in 2005 had to cut off his own arm. tom brokaw catches up with him. and hoda is going to talk to carrie underwood and some of the best gotchas over "dateline's" 20-year history. >> happy anniversary. happy all that stuff. nice to have you with us. you can catch the anniversary special tonight at 10:00, 9:00 central time right here on nbc. up next a live performance from the critically acclaimed band young the giant. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
the "toyota concert series on today" brought to you by toyota. >> back now at 8:51. young the giant has found critical success with their self-titled debut album. and their music has ever been even been featured on the episode of "glee". young the giant good morning to all of you guys. and welcome here. so, you've been -- you've been with this band since you were in high school. but a lot of people it feels like it just suddenly became popular. but in fact you've been working at it for some six years. >> yeah. we've been playing with each other since we were about 16. played small bars, and places we
couldn't get in to ourselves, just kind of wait outside. we've been doing it for a long time. i think it's a lot of things combined together. a little bit of luck. a lot of hard work that came to all of this. >> you've got a lot of -- you've got some stuff coming out. a new album coming out i think in the fall, is that right? >> no, we're going to be getting the studio in the fall. the record will be released sometime soon. >> sometime soon. right and then what was your reaction to having a, a song be played on "glee"? >> you know, we were very happy. we were fortunate we, you know, we're excited to be a part of anything. and it was an added bonus that, you know, that the message was strong. >> the song is called cough syrup. let's listen to it. ladies and gentlemen, listen to young the giant. ♪ ♪ life's too short
to even care at all ♪ ♪ oh, i'm losing my mind losing my mind losing control oh, oh ♪ ♪ these fishes in the sea they're staring at me ♪ ♪ oh, oh ♪ a wet world aches for a beat of a drum oh, oh, ♪ ♪ if i could find a way to see this straight ♪ ♪ i'd run away to some fortune that i i should have found by now ♪ ♪ i'm waiting for this cough syrup to come down come down ♪ ♪ life's too short to even care at all oh, ♪
♪ i'm coming up now coming up now out of the blue oh, oh ♪ ♪ these zombies in the park they're looking for my heart ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ a dark world aches for a splash of sun oh, oh ♪ ♪ if i could find a way to see this straight ♪ ♪ i'd run away to some fortune that i i should have found by now ♪ ♪ so i run now to the things they said could restore me ♪ ♪ restore life the way it should be ♪ ♪ i'm waiting for this cough syrup to come down ♪ ♪ life's too short
♪ and so i run now to the things they said could restore me ♪ ♪ restore life the way it should be ♪ ♪ i'm waiting for this cough syrup to come down ♪ ♪ one more spoon of cough syrup now ♪ ♪ oh, oh >> young the >> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. baltimore city homicide detectives are investigating an overnight murder in west baltimore. officers say they discovered a 58-year-old man at north carey street around 12: 15 this morning. the victim was shot multiple times and di