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good morning. breaking news. violence in missouri erupts for a fourth straight night. police using flash bombs and teargas to break up protests over the shooting death of unarmed teenager michael brown as demonstrators insist police release the identity of the officer involved. less likely u.s. special forces visit the mountain where thousands of refugees are strapped in iraq. why the pentagon now says a rescue mission may not be needed. broadway pauses to honor the life of robin williams while his daughter is forced to quit social media after being harassed in the wake of her father's death.
we have a baby. savannah and mike are proud parents, welcoming a beautiful child into the world. we'll share all the details and the first photos today thursday, august 14, 2014. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" is matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. take the scripts and throw them away. we have baby -- we don't. but savannah and mike have a beautiful baby girl. >> it's a girl. >> it's a girl. >> her name is vale guthrie feldman, eight pounds, 19 ounces, 19 1/2 inches. >> look at those cheeks, just
the perfect little baby. eight pounds, five ounces. >> michael sent an e-mail around says most of those eight pounds and five ounces are in the cheek. vale is an old english word that means valley by a stream. they named her that because she was so calm and serene. i actually talked to savannah and mike on the phone and the baby was fussing. she was so peaceful. >> until you called. >> but they are overjoyed and everybody is doing great. it is the best news. >> she told me this morning she's had only an hour of sleep, but she's on cloud nine. get a little sleep in between while you can. we're so happy for you guys. more hugs. >> more on this big announcement a little later on. let us get to another top story, this one not as happy. the growing unreth in suburban st. louis after the death of
18-year-old michael brown. president obama briefed on the unfolding situation. nbc's ron allen is in ferguson. ron, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, matt. this is a piece of what police were firing out here last night, the teargas so intense that even this morning you can smell and feel it in the air and in the grass. many people are saying i'm surprised this happened because the level of hostility between the police and protest rs demanding justice for michael brown and his family seems to grow deeper with each passing day. for a fourth straight night intense clashes turned the streets of an american city into a battlefield. teargas sending hundreds of people fleeing for safety. dozens of heavily armed police, s.w.a.t. teams, military style vehicles enforcing an order banning large gatherings after dark. police say they responded with teargas when bottles and molotov cocktails were thrown at him. it all started peacefully.
demonstrators marching through the neighborhood where michael brown was allegedly shot and killed by a police officer. as nice approached, a huge show of force by police. some weapons pointed at the crowd. >> you're subject to arrest if you do not leave the area peacefully. >> reporter: a man on crutches was removed by the officers. this woman apparently got too close. >> we want peace and unity. we don't want an additional relationship with the police. we want to partner with them to find out what happened to bring justice for mike brown. >> reporter: police have insisted their tactics of recent days were necessary because of what they faced. >> the officers have departments have been subject to assaults with rocks, bottles, even gunfire directed at them. >> reporter: some reporters also claim police were heavy handed, forcing them to leave a mcdonald's where they were writing stories near the protest. >> slammed me into the soda machine, grabbed my back and my
phone and put me in temporary restraints. >> reporter: with the investigation into brown's killing expected to take weeks and residents demanding murder charges against the officer who allegedly shot him, many here fear still more confrontation. police say they made ten arrests last night. schools are closed in the area because of all the violence. police are trying to set up a meeting with michael brown's family as they try to do everything possible to cam things down. matt, natalie? >> ron allen, thank you very much. right now to iraq. u.s. special forces are visiting a mountain where thousands of refugees are facing threat from islamic fighters. this morning it appears a u.s.-led mission is not imminent. jim miklaszewski has the story. >> reporter: american troops were on the ground in a combat zone in iraq. those special forces found conditions for those yazidi
refugees now better-than-expected so the b pentagon says a rescue mission is less likely. the u.s. green berets delivered an encouraging assessment. there are far fewer refugees than the tens of thousands first reported. thousands per day had already been flown or escorted out by kurdish forces. after those air drops of food and water, most were in remarkable good conditions, perhaps more importantly u.s. air strikes had driven all isis rebels from the foot of the mountain reducing the immediate threat against the yazidis. still, if some kind of rescue mission is ordered, the u.s. military stands ready. u.s. ospreys and helicopters could handle the load. if refugees walk off the mountain, american fighter jets and drones would provide air cover. meanwhile deputy national security adviser ben rhodes says the air drops of food and water
will continue. >> we're getting aid to the people on the mountain while also trying to determine the best means to bring them to a safe place. >> reporter: for many iraqis it's been impossible to escape the brutality and barbarism of the isis rebels. tales of horror. atrocities against women. >> they rape the females. >> reporter: this man says he saw many bodies simply abandoned and unbelievably people committing suicide rather than be captured. the white house claims those green berets did not violate the president's vow of no u.s. combat troops in iraq because technically they were on a humanitarian mission. officials here argue that combat forces in a combat zone is a combat mission. >> jim miklaszewski at the pentagon, thank you. president obama and hillary clinton came together last night for the first time since she publicly criticized her former
boss's approach to former policy. did they hug it out as clinton vowed? nbc white house correspondent kristen welker is on martha's vineyard. >> reporter: good morning to you. the white house won't say whether president obama and hillary clinton literally hugged it out. one official tells me their interaction was cordial and friendly. it took place at democratic donor vernon jordan, where 150 guests dined on surf and turf. all the buzz today is about the obama-clinton face-to-face. the highly anticipated party was held at this martha's vineyard golf course with the president and his former secretary of state sitting at the same table. according to the white house a good time was had by all as both sides try to down play any lingering tensions after secretary clinton recently criticized the president's foreign policy. >> great to be back in the
vineyard. >> reporter: at a book club signing earlier on the island, clinton tried to put on a united front. >> i'm proud i served with limb and for him. >> reporter: a more cordial tone than in the atlantic mag zen where she said president obama could have done more to stop the growth of terrorists in iraq and mocked the statement of don't do stupid stuff. clinton telling the pub cakes, "don't do stupid stuff" is not an organizing principle. it touched off a political firestorm and comparisons to their campaign clashes in 2008. >> you're likable enough. >> reporter: clinton called the president on tuesday to smooth things over. with mr. obama's approval ratings middling, the white house was ready to put the matter to rest. >> they agree on issue an fronting our country even if they have the occasional policy difference. >> reporter: aides say if she
runs in 2016, she needs to walk a fine line. >> she needs to have his blessing to carve out areas of disagreement ahead of time so he's not surprised. >> reporter: some obama allies, though, are still upset. one democrat with close ties to president obama said it's no surprise that hillary clinton would try to distance herself in some ways. but in this case she, quote, leaned too far. >> kristen welker on martha's vineyard. thanks very much. craig is here with history being made by pope francis. >> this pope seems to make a lot of history. pope francis calling for renewed efforts to forge peace on the war divided korean peninsula. anne thompson is in seoul and talked to pope francis earlier this morning. good morning. >> good morning, craig. pope francis is making his first trip to asia and he's bringing his signature themes of humility and peace. south korea is buzzing about the pope's wheels on this trip.
the modest and compact kia seol. he gave his first speech on english. north korea had its own message firing several short range projectiles into the sea. peace was on the pope's mind as he flew her asking for a moment of silence for the associated press journalist killed in gaza. on the plane he appeared to give a boost on the hopes of a u.s. papal visit. in italian i asked him if he would come to philadelphia and he said yes and mentioned world family day that takes place in the city of brotherly love next year. francis is here for asian youth day and he will meet with young people as well as families of the victims of that horrible ferry tragedy here in april. >> anne thompson traveling with the pope in south korea.
a five-day extension of a gaza truce appears to be holding. violence briefly spiked as the extension of the truce was announced shortly before midnight on wednesday. the firing stopped earlier this morning. meanwhile palestinian negotiators in cairo are optimistic at this point a long-term deal can soon be reached. a russian con say said to be containing humanitarian aid is traveling to eastern ukraine. some are skeptical, accusing moscow of possibly planning an invasion under the guise of humanitarian aid. moscow says the convoy is aimed at at helping the people. frightening moments wednesday for ferry passengers. a 20-foot wave crashed into their vessel. the ferry was traveling from province down, massachusetts to boston when the massive wave hit. it knocked out the power and
broke some windows. >> sitting right there where the window was when the water hit. it was like this huge green sheet of water and boom. then water started pouring through the ceiling. >> the u.s. coast guard sent some help. the ferry managed to restart one engine and docked in boston under its own power. now to a suspected thief who apparently didn't have enough room in his car to get home with the stolen a lot. the 42-year-old man broke into a pharmacy and stole the safe. take a close look. an officer spotted the guy with the man dragging the safe behind the car. moments later the call came in. >> did he think he was going to get away with that? >> maybe he was trying to open it. >> i don't know if he was necessarily in his right mind. >> shocking that alcohol was
involved in here. tiger woods. when do we see tiger on the golf course after he announced wednesday he will not be participating in next month's ryder cup, he released a statement as his recent back problems. apparently his doctors advised him that his back muscles need to be rehabilitated and healed. he withdrew a couple weeks back. his last four outings, not good, not good. >> a tough few years. no question about it look at the bright slide, it opens the slot for someone else to rise to the occasion. >> rory mcilroy. >> not on our team. not going to be a member of the u.s. ryder cup. that's all right. we had the devastating flooding in the east. any lingering effects of that? >> when you have 13 inches of rain it will take a while for it to recede. it's trying the in islip. all across the northeast, we saw so many people trying to drive
through these floodwaters. usually you try to stay away from flood boughters because your car can start floating. when you're on a highway, sometimes there's nowhere to go. we had homes under water. several cars had to be abandoned, trucks as well with people trying to exit those vehicles just because there was too much water. we saw about 6.5 inches in maine yesterday, in portland, maine. this cold front is gone. now we are going to start to see some cool air surging in. it was stalled out down through northern florida. we will see scattered showers and storms out there. also in the southwest we have that monsoonal moisture, the moisture being pulled in from the south. because of that we still have flash flood watches. today a little further east through western colorado and southwestern new mexico, that's where we could see about two to three inches again coming down in a short period of time leads to flash flooding. we'll see showers in eastern washington state. that should alleviate the red flag warnings.
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degrees and gorgeous. saturday and you sunday, hotter and humid. broadway was a little darker on wednesday night as the marquees of the great white way were dimmed to honor robin williams. this as the family denies the comedian was struggling financially at the time of his death. joe fryer has more from los angeles. >> experts say depression is a complex issue and there are no answers surrounding williams' apparent suicide. those who knew him are telling the media there were some troubling signs. in the weeks leading up to robin williams' death, some friends say they noticed a change in the man known for making people life. long-time friend stephen pearl thinks williams seemed detached during a barbecue last month. >> he lost weight, looked a bit frail and you could tell something wasn't right. he wasn't all day.
>> reporter: in may, his sitcom "the crazy ones" was canceled and leading roles had become harder to find. still a spokesperson says reports that robin had financial issues are false. at the time of his death williams had four films in the work including another "night as the museum" movie due out in december. >> he could have been wildly successful and incredibly wealthy, and in his eyes it still may not have met the standards he set for himself. >> reporter: throughout his career williams was candid about battles with addiction and depression. in a 2010 interview with comedian mark mayor rin he announced relapsing a few years earlier after a long stretch of sobriety. >> it's trying to file the hole. >> reporter: in the wake of his death friends and family hope
people will focus on understanding depression. >> it's a major loss. i loved the guy. what can i say? he was an icon to the world, but he was our friend. very sad. >> there has been great support for the williams family. his daughter zelda says she's also received messages on social media. she's taking a break from twitter and instagram. i'm sorry. i should have risen abbott. deleting this from my devices for a good long time. maybe forever. time will tell, good-bye. >> heartbreaking that she would have to deal with that on top of that. >> i always wonder what is it on social media, what happened to these people that put them at a place where the only way they can feel better about themselves is to emotionally brute lies someone else. >> it's anonymous. >> it shouldn't be anonymous. >> it's harassment. willie is here with more on this
from the newsroom -- >> i'm here on a much happier note, i'm talking about vale guthrie feldman. savannah's baby is here. 9 1/2 inches clue. we got our first clue when savannah tweeted this, my 3:00 a.m. call sounds a lot different now. sweeter. her husband mike feldman retwreeted and added, this music is laich music to my ears. >> so happy, she's beautiful and love the name vale. enjoy every sweet moment. wet want to hear your congratulations. savannah said, quote, the baby is more cheek than baby. it has the chubbyist cheeks you've ever seen in your life. we love you so much. now we love vale, too.
>> she already looks like a vale. >> this gives me goose bumps. yesterday savannah and i were texting and then she went mysteriously silent. ten seconds later i got a picture of a foot. i just sat there smiling. so great. >> so fantastic. >> we're just bursting with joy for them. we really are. coming up, would you trust your life to an app? our rossen reports team puts gnaw app to the test that promises to tell you if you've had too much to drink. your own foot could be a key to a good night's sleep. first this is "today" on nbc.
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jill. >> that's right, vai. it happened in the southbound side of the northeast extension behind land dale. lansdale. the left lane is blocked. wes also have an accident on lower moreland. sun glare and delay southbound on girard. this morning, police are searching for a killer after the victim of a shooting at a peace concert in philadelphia died overnight. investigators say two men were arguing possibly over a woman outside the dell music center last night. police say one man pulled out a gun and shot the other. the victim died at tempt university hospital. detectives are interviews witnesses and looking at surveillance video. we'll have another update in ten minutes. you can get the latest news and weather at nbc10 d.conbc10.com. i'm vai sikahema. back to the "today" show.
7:30 now on a thursday morning, the 14th day of august, 2014. that's the sunrise over memphis, tennessee, whereas you all know there's a pretty young thing waiting for the king down in the jungle. love that song. >> very nice. >> pretty day there. meantime, take a look at what is making headlines. violence raged overnight in suburban st. louis as demonstrators protested the police shooting of 1-year-old michael brown. police used teargas and smoke bombs to disperse the crowds. funeral services in upstate new york for kevin ward, junior. he was the sprint car racer struck and killed on the track by nascar driver tony stewart. the incident remains under
police investigation. flood watches and warnings are posted in at least seven western states following a day of record shattering rain in the east. parts of long island, new york, are still recovering from as much as 13 inches, as much as they normally see in an entire summer. >> the big headline around here today is the arrival of vale guthrie feldman. savannah and mike had a gorgeous baby girl, gore junsd smart but with dirty feet. hopefully we'll get to call in tomorrow morning and share the good news. >> they look so beautiful there. >> meanwhile, coming up on rossen reports, say you're at a party and you want to know if you've had too much to drink to drive safely. would you trust an app to tell you that? we're going put some apps to the test. first we begin this half hour with the investigation of an american woman on the indonesian island of bali, her
body found stuffed in the suitcase. the woman's own daughter has been arrested. kelly kobiella has the latest. >> reporter: family and friends say they pleaded with the victim not to take her daughter away with her this time because they were having such serious problems. now vonn wooes mack is dead and her daughter is in jail. for the second day 19-year-old heather mack is facing interrogation in bali. so far this is all she's had to say. >> no cameras. swi the media here? >> police say she won't talk and neither will 21-year-old boyfriend tommy schaffer, both the only suspects in her murder. the 62-year-old's body was found in this blood smeared suitcase tuesday, beaten and bruised. heather and tommy broughtag to a waiting cab, put it in a trunk and
disappeared. they were arrested a few hours later at another hotel. it's a shock for friends and neighbors. >> spoke to sheila a week and a half ago. we were discussing some things going on. >> reporter: friends say life in their family home was strained. >> i heard they had domestic issues, especially after heather's dad died. >> reporter: oak park place say they've been called to the home 86 times on domestic issues since 2004. heather does haven't a criminal record but tommy does, outstanding arrest warrant for marijuana possession and earlier this year charged with disorderly conduct after he was found in this high-end chicago hotel partying with heather on her mother's credit card. what started as a dream vacation on paradise island could end in a murder trial. >> they put the suitcase in the
mother's taxi. the mother's remains were found. i would assume there are video cameras in the lobby which probably show them transporting the suitcase. it's going to be difficult to understand what their defense is going to be. >> reporter: schaffer's disorderly conduct case son going. he has a court date next month. the question is will he make it. police in bali have not charged mack or schaffer. police say they're undergoing psychological tests today. matt, natalie, craig? >> kelly cobiella, thank you. >> let's get a check of the weather from dylan. >> today's weather is brought to you by chico's. now that we are done with the rain on the east coast, the chilly air is surging in. look at this huge dip in the jet stream. it's allowing this cooler canadian air to make its way into the northeast. take a look at some of these temperatures for mid august. these are incredible
temperatures. 68 degrees in chicago. detroit only 70 degrees today and then tomorrow it is going to start to spread east. ithaca, new york, only 70 degrees. erie, pennsylvania, 68. new york city about 79 which is five degrees below average. even washington, d.c. at 81 degrees. normally they're up around 88 for this time of year. it is certainly going to be much, much cooler than you'd expect this time of year. the first cold front bought us all the rain. it's the secondary cold front that is reenforcing the colder air. showers in the great lakes. in the southwest we have flash flood watches in effect tore the heavier downpours that cou good morning. i'm "first alert" meteorologist brittney shipp. as we head into the rest of today temperatures will stay below average ranging between 78 and 81 degrees. mostly sunny. less humid for us. and our wind speeds are going to be gusting up to 20 miles per hour as we head into the afternoon. we also have the possibility of a stray shower into your early evening hours. heading into tomorrow, 79 degrees and gorgeous.
saturday and sunday, we have a chance of showers, hotter and humid. >> that's your latest forecast. apparently we have a mystery guest getting set to join willie in the orange room. clue two? >> clue number one was this person can be a square at times. your second of three clues, this person has been on tv since 1969. that narrows it down. >> hollywood squares. >> no, no, no. i have to go through all those squares in my mind. >> who has been on the most? >> i'm not able to give you any clues. the third one will be more helpful than the first two. that's coming up in a little bit. >> thanks, willie, appreciate that. coming up on "trending." i know why they always get me. why sappy movies, when they get you on a plane make grown men cry like babies.
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back now at 7:41. a warning from police about new technology to see if you are drunk. these are breathalizers that would fit in your pocket. would you trust them before you got behind the wheel? today national investigative correspondent puts a few to the test. >> we're all going to summer parties and who hasn't gotten a little carried away at times wondering am i okay to drive? now there are new apps for your smart phone to see if you're legally drunk. here is what happens. you take your iphone, load in the app. it comes with an attachment that is literally this big. you plug it right into the
iphone and breathe into it. it gives you your blood alcohol content right on the spot. companies say these apps will help you make smart decisions. police say they can be unreliable and in some cases could lead to drunk driving. so are these apps accurate? this morning we're putting them to the test. >> all right. let's go. >> we're throwing a "rossen reports" summer barbecue. friends, food and, oh, yes, alcohol. free food and drinks. what could bad? >> this cocktail party comes with a twist. we're testing our guests with breathalizers. not just any breathalizers, three of the most popular breathalyzer apps, breath only ter, alka hoot and backtrack mobile. >> if you had a bar and you had these apps, you'd use these? it can be a life-and-death decision. more and more people are buying
these, breathalizers you take on the go, small enough to fit in your pocket and affordable, as little as $50. but can you really trust the results? to find out we're bringing in the new jersey state police. >> take a deep breath -- >> to compare the apps with their official breathalyzer, the one used to arrest you on the road. let's start with luanne. over the afternoon we watched her have one, two, three, four, five, six drinks. in the u.s. the legal limit is .08. >> one long deep continuous breath. >> when she blows into the police breathalyzer it's clear she's drunk. >> .175, more than twice the legal limit. >> i can feel i'm a definite risk. >> she would be arrested if she was driving, but not according to this app. watch what happens when she blows into breathometer. >> this says .06 which means you're under the legal limit.
>> okay. is there an app that says that's bull [ bleep ]? >> next we tried the alkahoot app. >> this has you at .16, two times the legal limit. way over. >> reporter: the third app, backtrack mobile says she's even more drunk than that. >> this app has you at .21, the highest of all three. >> reporter: the apps all over the map. it was like that with everyone like talli. >> i guess you can't trust anything if you can't trust one. >> jeremy. >> it's crazy. >> reporter: at the end of the day alkohoot's was the closest, the company calling it impressive and consistent with the police readings. backtrack's numbers were too high telling nbc news their results showcase a small margin of error and they erred on the side of caution and safety for the consumer. then there's breathometer
showing way too low. remember, police said they're all over the limit, the company saying they're surprised by our results. breathometer will be releasing a new breathalyzer this fall focused on law enforcement great accuracy. >> they have to be accurate. there's too much at stake. >> reporter: by the way, don't worry. when our party broke up, no one drove. we provided car services home. >> bye. >> bye. big thanks to the new jersey division of alcohol and beverage control for helping us put that demonstration together. the company says you shouldn't use these apps when you are deciding to drive. there are warnings on the packaging and actually when you open the app right in there, too. police worry people will ignore that. the only reason people are buying these apps is to use in the bar before they go driving. police are saying be careful of that. >> i'm glad luanne was in the car. >> one lady got hammered.
>> i didn't want to mention her name. >> they were great sports. six drinks in one afternoon. she was the life of the party, i tell you. >> yes, she was. >> poor luanne. >> would you like one of these? >> no. i would like you to go. coming up on "trending," where do you put your feet when you sleep? the secret to a better night's rest. >> poor luanne. we're sorry. willie reveals his orange room mystery guest. first one more clue. >> our mystery guest is luanne. no. first clue, this person can be a square at times, second one, this person has been on tv since 19689. third and final clue, we asked this person what he or she wanted for breakfast and he or she said "pork chops and it's our annual clearance event,
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>> announcer: nbc10 breaking news. and that breaking news is a police chase in the mannion section of philadelphia. skyforce 10 is live in the scene. you see a vehicle in that brush. the pursuit got to a dead end at main street. as we pull back the camera, you can see more of it. it's a wooded area. there are reports that the driver may have started running. we're working to find out why the police was chasing this person. we'll continue to follow this story and bring you an update as soon as we get more information on it. all right. let's get our "first alert" forecast from meteorologist brittney shipp. >> good morning. we're going to see below average day, lower humidity levels so it's going to feel nice and comfortable on your thursday morning. we do have a chance of passing
showers. take a look at that. not a cloud in the sky. the temperatures throughout the area are mainly in the 60s this morning. starting to warm mid-60s. 61 in allentown. 62 degrees in trenton. 61 for atlantic city and dover as we head into the rest of today we're in the low 80s. 80 degrees by 4:00 p.m. >> let's check on traffic. and jillian mele has details. >> an accident on the northeast extension southbound. we're hearing a possibility of two separate accidents in that area. the delay is seven miles stretching from lansdale approaching the midcounty toll plaza. it's about 35 minutes so big delays there, vai. >> thank you. the phillies lost yesterday against the angels there. t they've got the day off. we've got more news and yum
it's 8:00 on "today," coming up, spice scare. >> we want people to know how dangerous this is. this is not a game. it's totally real. >> the deadly consequences from teens using a new pot-like drug leading to overdoses across the country. plus food label confusion. sugar free, no sugar added, low fat, reduced fat. what they really mean and what's best for your health. get ready for the gambler. ♪ country music legend kenny rogers opens up to jenna bush hager about the highs and lows in his career, his family and his long-time relationship with dolly parton. >> there were rumors all those years ago that you loved each
other. >> i started those. >> of course you did. >> today, august 14, 2014. small town grows from morgan, minnesota. >> hey, y'all, from paducah, kentucky. >> from minneapolis to the big apple. >> it's our birthday! >> come take a picture. >> i love the "today" show, oh, yeah. >> whoo! we're back at 8:00 on a thursday morning, the 14th day of august, 2014. natalie helping us get hooked on a feeling here, throwback thursday song. that's a good one. >> it is. it is now one of the top sound tracks in the country from guardians of the galaxy, this song "hooked on a feeling."
it's the best sound track. it's fantastic. i'm hooked on a little baby, vale guthrie. >> a round of applause for savannah and mike. [ cheers and applause ] >> everybody is so excited. >> very cool news. >> i'm bursting. i can't wait to go see this little baby. anyway, speaking of music since we're playing music, neon trees will be taking over the plaza tomorrow on "today." >> i like the neon trees. >> they're cool. >> i love their outfits. inside craig melvin standing by at the news desk. >> good morning to you. violence escalated overnight in the st. louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager was shot and killed by a police officer last weekend. nbc's ron allen is in ferguson, missouri, this morning. ron? >> reporter: good morning, craig. quite an intense scene last night. the fourth straight night of confrontations between police and protesters demanding justice
for michael brown and his family. heavily armed police were trying to break up a demonstration and force order banning gatherings late at night when police say all the problems start. the police say they fired teargas at the car because they were having bottles, rocks and molotov cocktails thrown at them. a lot of residents were outraged by the size of the police response. the military-style vehicles, the s.w.a.t. teams on the streets of an american city. still, more protests are planned today. there are more calls for peace. we understand the governor of the state is coming down here to try to oversee things, to try to calm things down. police are doing everything they can to try and calm the situation down, but they are determined not to let gatherings form on the streets at night when they say all the problems start. craig, back to you. >> rob allen in ferguson, thank you. the united nations warned overnight that the humanitarian crisis in iraq has reached its highest emergency level after the invasion by isis's islamic
militants. u.s. military planes completed their seventh air drop to food and water to refugees on an american mountains. american green berets say many refugees have been able to leave thanks to improving health and those u.s. air strikes. that could make it less likely that the united states special forces will have to stage a rescue mission. the white house won't say whether president obama and hillary clinton actually hugged and made up wednesday night at a party on martha's vineyard. mrs. clinton joked earlier that she planned to hug it out oovps with her former boss after her recent criticism on his approach to foreign policy. the two were seated at the same table at last night's gathering. the white house will only say that their interaction was cordial and a good time was had by all. a california school board has voted against using a new sex education textbook after many parents complained that it's too graphic for ninth graders. some parents blasted the textbook titled "your health
today" as borderline pornography. it will be returned to the publisher and the fremont unified school district will use last year's sex ed book instead even though it contains outdated references and inaccurate information. back to school came early in houston, a five-foot-long alligator showed up at the school's back door wednesday. it surprised teachers preparing for the start of classes later this month. police managed to lasso the gator but it put up quite the fight. they weren't able to get it out of there safely until about three hours later. it's 8:05. another check on the forecast with dylan. somebody is asking for a kiss for the 16th birthday. can i kiss you on the cheek? >> sure. >> there you go. lipstick to prove it. happy birthday. let's take a look at the weather in palm springs, california, where it's on the hot side today. 1505 today, 107 on saturday.
in orlando scattered showers and storms. right now it is fairly dry. we will see the chance good morning, i'm first alert meteorologist brittney shipp. as we head into the rest of today, temperatures will range below average 78 to 81 it grees. less humid for us and the wind speeds gusting up to 20 miles per hour as we head into the afternoon and the possibility of a stray shower into the early evening hours. heading into tomorrow, 79 degrees and gorgeous. saturday and sunday we have a chance of showers and hotter and humid. dylan, thank you very much. up next on "trending," the historic debut of the new music video from michael jackson. plus, have you heard of spice? it's the pot-like drug sold at some convenient stores that is leading to some overdoses across the country. we've been waiting all
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night's sleep. it's in your foot. how many of you sleep maybe with your foot stuck out a little bit out of the covers. >> absolutely. >> i do as well. here is why. sleep experts say the reason why you should do this, it helps you fall asleep faster and helps your body cool down. it regulates your temperature by having your foot outside the covers. it creates the right conditions for a good night's sleep. >> i'm too cold if both feet are out. >> plus you can bend your knee -- little bit -- e cover-up a >> same reason you use the cool side of the pillow. >> definitely. michael jackson also a top trending topic this morning. here is why. a new music video features the king of pop. it hit twitter overnight. ♪
>> actually my favorite track on the album right there. the song is "a place with no name" featured on his latest album "ex-scape." it contains footage never seen before. if it sounds familiar, it's based on "a horse with no name." >> great video. >> 100 times better than the first posthumous album they released. we want you to check this out. i'm curious what your reaction will be. take a look. >> the thing that makes woody special is he'll never give up on you ever. he'll be there for you no matter what. >> any tears guys? that's the moving scene from ""toy story 3."" you may not be blum bering right now like a baby, but you
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about spice, a powerful and unpredictable drugs. easy to find and buy and doctors are calling it a killer. here is miguel almaguer. >> as veronica ek cart was losing her only son, she made this desperate plea. >> we want people to know how dangerous this is. this is not a game. it's totally real. >> reporter: connor was never coming out of his coma. after one hit of synthetic pot, doctors declared the 19-year-old brain dead. >> it was a horrific sight to see your son hooked up to machines and to know that possibly they weren't going to actually wake up and ever say mamma again. >> reporter: connor was with friends when his parents say he was offered synthetic pot, commonly known as k2, spice or scooby snacks, easy to find, easy to buy and in some forms even legal. the $10 baggies are a non-potent herb laced with dangerous
unpredictable chemicals, designed to mimic pot though typically labeled "not for consumption." >> you think would be safe, would be okay. it's an alternative to marijuana. it's anything but that. it's a deadly poison. >> reporter: a poison becoming prolific according to studies 17% of teens including one out of every nine high school seniors have used synthetic marijuana. >> this stuff is being marketed to your kids. your kids are exposed to these products. you have to help them understand this is incredibly dangerous. >> doctors say say more teenagers are being admitted to the er. >> we've seen a lot of psychosis, psychotic episodes. every time someone uses one of these products, they're really risking their life. >> connor was kept on life support for four days. there was nothing doctors could do. >> my life was forever changed the day connor was born.
i remember holding him in the hospital and just thinking i'm a dad. >> reporter: a family who lost their little boy now doing all they can to save others. >> please help us fight this fight. >> reporter: for "today," miguel almaguer, nbc news, los angeles. >> david ray is the co-founder of number 16, a residential rehab program outside boston. good to see you. good morning. >> nice to see you. >> when you hear the story like this, you sound the alarm. how big a problem is this in this country right now? >> it's big and growing. not just spice and k2. it's bath salts, all these designer, over-the-counter drugs that are sweeping the nation, partly because you can't test them on drug tests. so kids can get away with doing them. >> when we're talking about synthetic pot and spice and some of the other names these things fall under, is there a common thread, a common ingredient proving so dangerous?
>> there's not a common ingredient. the common kind of issue is it's being made unprofessionally in labs, in basements, sometimes i've heard of cement mixers being used to mix this product with the herbs and spices and cloves. it's unregulated and dangerous. no one knows what's in it. >> i can't imagine why this is being allowed to be sold at a convenient store, even if it says not for consumption. some of the packages say "all natural." you have a teenager saying all natural? what could be so bad. >> maybe a teenager is saying it. i think what's happening is they're finding out about these products from their friends and saying it's giving a great high, i'll test it. the problem is you don't know the quality or the quantity. >> if you're a teenager watching the news and hearing more and more stories about the legalization of marijuana, and hearing about more of these medical dispensaries opening up and the growth in that market, and now you ooi ear saying wait
a minute, are we sending mixed messages on drugs to our kids? >> we are. when were saying this is okay, but this isn't. what's a kid to do? that's when the conversations with parents and children have to happen. >> how should that conversation go? what's your suggestion to the parent? >> i would say the first approach needs to be on the offensive. it needs to be not a reactionary conversation. before something happens, parents need to say, do you know about this stuff, can you tell me anything about it, so that the walls of anger aren't raised with the child. i think in a relaxed setting. >> and have you heard about the problems, have you heard about people dieing as a result of this? >> right. >> david, thank you so much. >> my pleasure, matt. for more on the dangers of spice and what's being done, head to today.com. now to the latest money making trend. just like the days of the tupperware parties, more companies are using the direct selling method. as "today's" erica hill reports,
sales are up proving once again that everything old is new again. >> it's a tupperware party. it's really fun. >> reporter: it's a tried and true concept. >> avon calling. >> reporter: that's getting a 21st century makeover, everything from jewelry to beauty and fashion are using direct sales to sell, sell, sell. >> what can i interest you in today? >> reporter: even late night host conan got in on it trying his skills as a mary kay rep in april. >> you look gorgeous. i wouldn't change a thing. i don't think you need any cosmetics, let's go. >> reporter: joking aside, statistics show sales in the industry have grown over 12% since 2010. and those doing the selling are seeing real financial results. making money from their own personal sales in addition to a percentage from their team sales. >> direct sales today has taken on a new life. one for economic reasons.
you know, there are a lot of people looking the make a little extra money. and the second is technology enhances me to be selling to my community of friends. >> our products are very unique. i wake up every single day feeling like i am part of something big. >> reporter: stephanie olen was the first consultant for beauty county, dedicated to getting safe skin care products into consumers hands. a former rn, this mom of three began doing this part time but has seen such success, she now does it full time putting in 25 to 30 hours a week. >> when i was working as a nurse, i worked really unpredictable hours. i was never home. now ' home for everything. >> reporter: in the 16 months since joining beauty counter, stephanie has seen her monthly income almost quadruple, making as much as $40,000 a month. >> it's a business opportunity where ordinary people like myself can do extraordinary things. >> reporter: according to the founder that was the goal.
>> we believe we've created a platform in which men and women can be entrepreneurial. >> reporter: beauty county has seen its sales force go to nearly 3,000 consultants since 2013. >> we chose to enter into this market because we believe our story is best told person to person. >> my life looks 180 degrees different than it looked two years ago. it's just been a win-win all the way around. >> reporter: for "today," erica hill, nbc news new york. >> we should note the success these women have had may not be the norm. consumer advocates say before you join any direct sales organizations, do your homework first because there are scams out there. we have posted great information on our website as well. some women are having such great success, it's phenomenal. >> absolutely. nice way to pick up a little spare cash. >> reminds me of the old tupperware party days. >> my mom used to sell toys. >> the jewelry designers have
the same concept. it's a great company and has done very well. coming up jenna bush hager good morning, at 8:26. i'm jillian mele. we're following breaking news and an eight-mile backup as you approach the mid-county toll plaza. goes from approaching lanesdale because of an accident, two accidents blocking the left lane just about a mile from the pennsylvania turn pike on the northeast extension. just to give you an example, this is what drivers are seeing right now. one of my viewers sent me a tweet saying it is a parking lot here. delay of eight to nine miles southbound because of that accident. if you don't have to travel the northeast extension, definitely avoid it. you can take 309 if you need to get around it. we're also following another traffic-related story.
sky force 10 live over the scene here. the police pursuit of a van that reached a dead end and you can see the van there in the wooded area as we push into the left a little bit. we learned it was stolen from south philadelphia and there are reports that the driver may have started running and left the van there. working to find out more information including why the police were chasing the driver. let's get our first alert forecast from meteorologist brittney shipp. >> clouds increase as we head into the afternoon and temperatures stay below average for us. the flag is blowing there and breezy conditions heading into the afternoon. temperatures ranging between 78 and 81 degrees with a stray shower by the evening. >> thank you, brittney. we'll have another update in 25 minutes and you can always get the latest news and weather on nbc10.com and we'll see you in a half hour.
it's 8:30 now on a thursday morning. it is august 14, 2014. sun coming out. beautiful day for these nice people in our plaza. if these people stick around for about 24 hours, they're going to get to hear the music of neon trees, that hit band performing in our plaza tomorrow morning. >> another one to look forward to next week, on tuesday we have grammy and oscar winner jennifer hudson. she's going to be here, and you
can pick one of her songs. here are your choices "spotlight," "if this isn't love" or "and i am telling you i'm not going." >> we want to mention one song you probably shouldn't choose is "i can't stop that feeling" -- >> no, no. "hooked on a feeling." >> that was your throwback thursday. >> someone sent me a tweet that i just made it throw up thursday. that hurt. it is the number one album in the country. >> more love on social media. another great performer coming up in this half hour. jenna bush hager catches up with the gambler himself, kenny rogers. how do you read the labels on your food? how do you know what those claims really mean? fat free, reduced fat, no sugar added. we'll help you decode the labels. >> dylan, a check of the weather? >> you can feel the chill in the
air. no rain for a while. crystal clear blue skies in the northeast. another cold front that could spark a couple showers and storms into the great lakes area. we are looking at a few scattered pop-up showers and storms in florida. still unsettled through florida with a few new england showers and storms. also the middle of the country enjoying temperatures cooler than you'd expect. upper 70s, low 80s, you can't beat that. on saturday we're looking at a chance of strong storms to develop especially through southern missouri and into northern arkansas. you have been up s 1:30 in the morning to be here. where did you come from? >> skenektady, new york. >> what time did you get on the plaza? >> about 6:30. >> you've been here for a good morning, i'm first alert meteorologist brittney shipp. as we head into the rest of today, temperatures will stay below average ranging between 78
and 81 degrees. less humid for us and our wind speeds gusting up to 20 miles per hour as we head into the afternoon. also the possibility of a stray shower into your early evening hours. heading into tomorrow, 79 degrees and gorgeous. saturday, sunday a chance of showers, hotter and humid. >> that's your latest forecast. back to you guys inside. >> dylan, thank you very much. time to check in on our 30-day detox challenge. where we've given up a bad habit or vice during the month of august. >> some of us are having withdraw. we're two weeks in. our fearless leader and contributor jill barton is here. >> good morning. i'll armed with my flip. call me on my flip. i gave up my iphone, e-mail, text. it's been a challenging two weeks for me. more on that in a second.
first, i'm not the only one on a detox. our anchors each gave up something and so did many of our viewers. it's time to check in to see who is succeeding and who is cheating. >> i was doing great with my detox, giving up on my screen until i was given a visit by con died. it will never happen again. >> i did have one breakdown. i did some shopping but i needed to for work. i have a excuse i think. what do you think? >> i gave up bread for the month of august, bread and pasta. i was on vacation all week last week. going out to great dinners and i held, i held strong. no bread, no pasta. >> i gave up sweets. i'm going to be completely honest with swallowing a truth pill. i have cheated, but not a lot. >> what a surprise. >> i ate those fantastic little miniature rubens. >> you gave up bread. >> yes. that's the only cheating i've done the whole time.
>> the status of my check-in. i am clean of shopping, withstood challenges in the last two weeks. i went to target, bought only the necessities, nothing else, even though i was dieing because it was tax-free. recently have been really shopping in my closet. i have found some stuff that still had the tags on it, stuff that, once again, i forgot about and i'm wearing it all. it's hard and hard and hard and hard as this is, i'm doing it. so far, so strong. thanks for your support. >> detox day one and i kind of feel like i already blew it. i didn't say anything negative about the way i look, i was thinking it, and that's not good enough for me. day nine and i definitely messed up today. this morning emma had jumped into bed with me and i audibly said i looked laos see. i immediately turned around not knowing if she caught it. but i got her attention and paid
the penalty i set for myself, and i told her three nice things about the way i thought i looked. what did i say about myself? >> you said i like my smile and i like my eyes and i'm in pretty good shape for my 40s. >> i survived my first morning without any coke at all, and about now i'm pretty much dieing. >> day two of the detox is wrapping up. it was brutal today. i was really, really ready to throw in the towel. i wanted to invite you into my office and show you a couple things around here. right across the hallway, ta da! i made it one week without drinking any soda at all. one week, i can't even believe it. this is by far and away the longest i've ever gone, ever gone without any soda. my number one supporter, of course, is my husband. he's been insane. he keeps saying how proud he is of me.
that's huge. >> i have to say i love this whole thing, this detox thing. it's great for me. i realize when i shop now. and i know it's usually when i'm bored. jill, what about you? >> you told me you have so much more time because you're not shopping online. this is all i have, this flip. the internet and the text is disabled. this is my actual phone. >> this is jill's actual smart phone. if i swipe it and open up. unopened e-mails, 1,898. >> okay. that's for two weeks. my line i said is call me on my flip. if you need me for work, everybody is calling me. if you send 20 e-mails, i get that done in four minutes. they call, i speak to the child. we make a plan. it's not efficient in a lot of ways, but in a lot of ways it is, my interpersonal relationships even in two weeks is better because you pick up the phone. >> talking to people again. >> i'm not the one bumping into people on the streets. my heads up. >> it's been great.
>> you found time for new hobbies as well. >> photography. at least an hour a day free. >> in looking at some of the photos you have in your phone, you might want to explain a couple of these. >> unfortunately those are from before. even in dating, i met someone recently. i don't know if you remember in the courting stages, they text you and say do you want to go out. he said i had to pick up the phone. how much nicer is that. >> jill martin with the lead. >> i'm saying it's so much nicer that shiv alary is back. >> willie has lost a couple pounds. >> i was surprised how easy it's been. in new york you walk past an italian restaurant every other block. you pass up the bread on a sandwich and it adds up quickly. >> on august 4th, everybody is coming in, all our viewers --
>> september 4th. >> i'm sorry. i'm skipping august. i don't have a calendar either on this phone. they'll update us. >> if you are detoxing with us at home, head to our website today.com for the six best apps to help keep you on track. that is if jill isn't giving up all the technology. up next, kenny rogers on his career, his bond with dolly parton and the surprising place one of his biggest hits was written. first,
kenny rogers is a country music legend performing for nearly 55 years. today contributing correspondent jenna bush hager caught up with him recently. >> i have to say i love me some kenny. i really do. he is a true country legend, 24 number one songs, 12 number one albums and tomorrow a new exhibit honoring his life will
open at the country music hall of fame and museum in nashville. ♪ on a warm summer's evening >> he's known as a gambler, a renegade on and off the stage. you really were one of the first country musicians selling out arenas. >> i think i was one of the first to do it. i hold the record at the houston astrodome because they let 25 extra people ahead before that. because it was my hometown, they let 25 people beyond the fire marshal martial's rules. >> you're a rule breaker. >> i'm a rule breaker. >> you were also the first country musician to cross over to pop. you worked with lionel richie. >> i called lionel and said i'd like for you to write a song for me. lionel doesn't write entire songs. he writes ideas. we're in the studio recording
the song. i said where is the second verse. lionel is in the toilet writing right now. he can't write unless he has the pressure to write. >> so it was on a piece of toilet paper? >> i don't know what it was on. he went in there to get away from everything to focus. >> that song was the chart-topping single "lady". ♪ promised you dad not to do the things you done ♪ >> you grew up in houston, a fellow texan and you grew up poor. were your parents a huge influence on you? >> my dad was an alcoholic. in some ways that was good for me. i never drank in my life. i always say i get my sense of humor from my father, my sense of values from my mom. she had a third grade education. i was going through a little dip in my career. she said, son, be happy where you are. don't ever be content to be there. but if you're not happy where you are, you'll never be happy.
>> at the age of 75 he is happy, the father of four including 10-year-old twin boys. he's still touring and releasing new music including his recent song with long-time duet partner dolly parton. ♪ >> is dolly your favorite? >> dolly is everybody's favorite. >> there were rumors all those years ago that you loved each other in a different way. >> oh, i started that. >> of course you did. >> i always say we were flirting with each other for 30 years. >> we realized that night in the studio, it was 30 years to the day that "islands in the stream" went number one. >> from humble beginnings to becoming one of the most be loved singers of all time, he's done it all or so he thought. >> have you ever sang your own song karaoke style. ♪ islands in the stream, that is what we are, no one in between, how can we be wrong ♪ ♪ sail away with me to another
world and we rely on each other ♪ >> dolly, i am sorry. >> i'm sorry dolly. ♪ islands in the stream, that is what we are ♪ ♪ no one in between, how can we be wrong ♪ ♪ sail away with me >> okay. so it turns out i am no dolly parton and i love dolly, i apologize dolly. i actually brought mila on the shoot, mainly because i eve been traveling so much and i missed her. but i wanted to introduce her to the best. ♪ >> this is the best day in history fortunately morales. she is no longer the worst singer in the world. >> i knew i loved you.
>> i took voice lessons. >> no, you did not! >> did you pay for them? >> well, my parents did. they would take me down every year to try out for les miserables. i do think i sounded a little like dolly. >> you did not. >> we're doing karaoke. >> take us to break with "islands in the stream". ♪ islands in the stream, that is what we are, no one in between, how can we be wrong ♪ ♪ sail away with me to another world ♪ >> if your dog ran under the bed, we apologize. a behind-the-scenes look at the exhibit and crystal gayle. >> no more sugar for this one.
have you ever been in a super market and trying to figure out what the different labels on products mean. reduced fat, low fat, fat free, nothing added. it seems impossible to find out what is actually good for you. lisa lee greenman is with shop smart magazine is here with her food label decoder. good morning, lisa. >> good morning. >> you would think the fda would have regulations that would help us understand a little better what we're buying here. we're not talking about nutrition labels here, talking about food labels. >> front of food labels which can be confusing. the fact of the matter is the facts are on the back. the front might be very misleading. the front-of-label claims can be misleading. you want to look at the nutrition panel. >> for example, when you see multi grain versus whole grain.
which is better? multi grain, some people sound like you're getting more grains. >> more grains sound better. whole grain is the key. whole grains are what have all the nutrition and the fiber built in. you always want to look on the back and make sure whole grain is one of the first ingredients, especially when looking at a multigrain product. it doesn't matter how many grains you have, you want to make sure they're whole. >> next is reduced versus low. for example, low fat, reduced fat or reduced sodium, low sodium. what's better? >> kind of confusing out there. you might think it's very similar or the same. in fact, low fat is better than reduced fat. low fat has to have three grams or less per serving versus reduced fat could have just 25% less than the regular version, but the regular version might be loaded with fat. >> they don't make the claim that it's reduced. >> same thing with low sodium.
has to have 140 milligrams or less per serving versus 25 -- versus reduced which means 25% less than the regular version. if you're talking about a product like chilli in the can, the regular version might be loaded with salt. look for low sodium, low fat. >> this is one that always stumps me is sugar free or no sugar added. very tricky one. >> it is tricky. neither of them are better than the other. no sugar added means it's got to have less than half a gram per serving. but it might be loaded with artificial sweeteners, you might not want those. no sugar added, it may not have any sugar added, but it may have a lot of natural sugars. juices and things like that have a lot of natural sugars. you don't want to od on sugar in general. four grams of shug ga equal a teaspoon. you only want maybe nine
teaspoons a day for heart health. >> which goes very quickly. >> it does. >> next is fiber. there's high fiber and also you'll see products claim they're made with extra fiber. what's the difference? >> what you want to look for is excellent source of fiber. that guarantees you'll get at least five grams per serving. a good source means 2 1/2 grams per serving. anything that is just says added fiber needs to have 10% more than a comparable product. if a comparable product doesn't have a lot of fiber, it doesn't need a lot. out want a lot of grams of fiber in your diet every day, at least 25 to 30 per day. look on that -- the back of the label, look for the grams of fiber and try to load up. >> the last one right here, and this is basically talking about processed meats. when you see no nitrates added and you also see uncured. what is the difference here? are they truly nye traits free? >> that's it.
neither of these things are good because nye trits and nitrates are used to preserve processed meats to make them taste better and look better. but they also produce a compound that could cause cancer. if it says uncured or no nitrates, the problem is it might still be naturally cured with an ingredient like celery powder or juice and that produces nitrates that produce it is chemicals. >> a lot to take in. lisa lee free man. thank you so
a good time to check in with willard scott with some birthday wishes. >> i love birthdays. i love cake and ice cream and people. can't beat the combination. we have katherine shepherd from richardson, texas, 100 years old today. she loves to play the piano. this is murray caldwell from daytona beach, florida, 100 years old today. we wish him a very happy and healthy birthday. and he also says the secret to his success, keep on moving, even if you're lying down, move around a little bit. ida jones from woodenville, washington state. 106. how about that? she loves to collect fancy
clothes. i used to do that back in the old days. now i wear those fancy clothes. howard alley is 100 years old today. he is from rodgers, arkansas. his big thing in life, he loves to collect antiques, all kind of antiques. now back to new york, home of the antiques. >> willard, thank you very much. these two are still arguing who is the worst singer. you have your hands full in the good morning, i'm vai sikahema. we begin with a traffic mess on the northeast extension. jillian mele, what can you tell us? >> the accident just cleared within the last ten minutes. it was southbound right as you approach the toll plaza, but, unfortunately, a delay of about ten miles. i just got a tweet from one of our viewers saying still jammed
two miles north and that delay will go south to the pennsylvania turn pike where that accident was. one lane was blocked and one lane was getting by and quite a mess out there. the delay is starting to loosen and if you're heading up, i would still stick to route 309. follow a police chase and sky force 10 was on the scene earlier this morning a van reached a dead end and then the driver abandoned the vehicle off flat rock road and then took off. witnesses told us they saw the van speeding through the area. a marine unit is now searching the river and police are searching on land. nbc 10 has learned the van may have been stolen in south philadelphia. we'll stay on top of the story and continue to bring you updates. let's get our first alert forecast from meteorologist brittney shipp. it's a good forecast. >> it is as we head into your weekend. coastal look at cape may. a popular place to be today, tomorrow, through the weekend. temperatures amazing in the low 80s. a little bit below our average.
starting off this morning 64 degrees here in the studios. as we head into the rest of today, 80 degrees, sunny and nice. stray shower heading into the evening. 79 by tomorrow and mid-80s heading into the weekend with a chance of showers sunday. another update in about 25 minutes. the phillies lost yesterday against the angels 4-3. always get the latest news and weather on nbc10.com. i'm vai sikahema. back to "today" show. eand this journey will keep you
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "toy december take" with al roker, natry morales, willie geist and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on a beautiful thursday morning in new york city. august 14, 2014. i'm willie geist along with natalie morales. look who is back? jenna bush hager helping us for the rest of the week. i think it's good to have you here but i just heard your singing. >> smack talks good, but are you a good singer. >> i don't sing in public. i think we have footage.
>> if you had the chance, would you do it? >> of course. ♪ islands in the stream, that is what we are ♪ ♪ no one in between, how can we go wrong ♪ >> it's good for the tone deaf community. >> i may be a little tone deaf, but i got to sing with kenny. >> and you rose to the challenge. if he says sing, you sing. >> i got to wear his sparkly jacket. >> any time you want to karaoke, we can. by the way, incredible news to celebrate. can we get to the good news right away. savannah and mike welcomed vale guthrie feldman yesterday morning waying in at 8.5 pounds, measuring 19 1/2 inches long and the name vale is an old english word meaning valley by a stream. >> so cool. so original. >> i love it. now it's going to be the top baby name.
>> exactly. >> savannah said in an e-mail that if you look at this picture and this one, too, the baby is more cheek than baby. a lot of cheeks for vale. >> i love that -- savannah looks so great there. you can see she looks like she's in heaven. >> she said she's found heaven in this little hospital room in new york city, and i love it. i think all of us can share this is just such an amazing time. >> the world got its first hint when she tweeted just before the show started this morning, she tweeted my 3:00 a.m. wake-up call sounds a little different now, sweeter. her husband mike retweeted, but this sound is like music to my ears. >> it's pretty amazing, her last day of work was monday. she texted -- >> there's a baby. is there a baby here? >> she texted me on monday night, we live in the same neighborhood, where do you order
mexican from? i'm celebrating. >> the spicy food. >> a little jalapeno. >> they say it works. and some other things, too. >> long walks, a warm bath. >> natalie. >> they say sex works, too. i don't know but it helped to get my children out. >> oh, my god, natalie. >> scheduled c sections. >> we've turned down a dark path. >> we went from "islands in the stream." >> maybe we should start singing. congratulations savannah and mike. we love you so much. now vale is in your life, our lives. >> new member of our family. >> sweetest little girl. congrats, guys. >> here is an interesting one. how many of us like when you order lemon at the restaurant and ask for lemon or lime on the side. >> i do. >> you don't? >> it makes the water taste better. you may want to think twice.
apparently the uk's daily mail has asked a microbiologist to reveal how to keep safe when eating out. they say around 70% of the lemons in restaurant drinks show signs of microbe growth. according to a study in the environmental health, when they come around and say would you like lemon with your water, you should say no. also say no to ice. >> a guy puts his hands in it. >> whenever they say do you want sparkling or flat, i always say new york's finest. >> water in midland texas. >> drinking out of a creek in the back. >> that's true. >> here's the deal. we're obsessed with germs. there are germs everywhere in the world. there are germs on this cup and that cup, lemons and everything
else. if you don't deal wit, live in a hermetically sealed home. >> i think you need to build up your immune system anyway. if you're not exposing yourself to this stuff you'll never have the antibodies. >> let's talk about having a baby in new york city. mila is playing in a sand box that 100 other kids have paid in, pooped in. >> not to mention the animals. >> it is a little gross, but you've got to get over it. >> they put their hands in their mouth. >> it happens. >> they're everywhere. a new study shows that a friend's yawn is more contagious than a stranger's? >> i find myself yawning all the time with you. >> that's the true. the coughing instinct is a sign of deep empathy. it shows you're an empathetic purpose. >> a yawn is more likely to spread and did so more quickly
among friends and relatives. this is my thing. i've been in a conversation with people, perfectly fine. somebody just yawned, by the way. thanks a lot, dudes -- that means they like me -- and the person happens to be kind of boring. >> you yawn in their face? >> i try not to. i'm i -- >> stifling the yawn. >> suck up the air. >> have you all ever done that? >> what else are you hiding in there? >> natalie is on fire. >> we're just going to ignore natalie in there. >> i'm not hiding anything. >> i'm on cold medicine. >> isn't it a crazy phenomenon more broadly that yawning is contagious? >> it is contagious. i know. you see someone and repeat the behavior. >> i thought it was a reflection thing. >> it does happen.
it's real. >> that one sounds -- anyway. we've got a great piece of video to show you, a teacher tribute. nancy flexey taught at cole elementary school in nashville, tennessee for 41 years. on her final day of school this year, back in may, she was surprised by a party with hur students, both current and former. they let her know just how much she meant to them over those four decades. [ cheers and applause ] >> you wrote the sweetest letters in my report cards, definitely one of the sweetest techers i ever had. >> i remember in first grade you pushed me and my sister to do so well. i think that's what makes you the great teacher you are. >> you're an amazing teacher, i'm starting on my masters this fall. i think because of you is how i
got this far in my life. i really thank you. >> i remember one particular day in school for some reason you asked me to sing a song or something and you got really excited. you were like, oh, my god, that's so wonderful. go next door and sing it for them. but for the first time i didn't feel like i was awkward. i felt like something i could do was special. >> ow beautiful is that. >> i love this so much. >> i was a teacher. i never have had an amazing moment like this. this is something i wish we did all the time for teefrps. we celebrate actors and celebrities and athletes. the fact that all of these students that she touched came together and told her how they felt. let's do this for all teachers. >> i think every single one of us have had one or two teachers -- when you have the one or two that become a mentor to your life, really give you that extra push. >> it's usually not until later when you've grown up and you
look back and think, oh, my god, that person changed my life. that party was thrown by soul pancake, the online group behind the kid president video series. >> a love that, too. not even sure what to think of this. this is apparently a spider photo bombing a newscast. it was a bbc newscast. a spider all of a sudden crawls right across the screen. >> oh! devours the prey. >> national geographic moment. >> is that a tarantula. >> must have been on the prompter. >> i think the fake backdrop. >> can you imagine if one of those walked across you? >> better on camera. >> let's get a check of the weather from our good friend dylan dreyer.
>> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by i don't plate greek 100. four of five people prefer it. see if you agree. >> thank you, guys. good morning everyone. we are going to see this cold front move to the east. it's actually the cold front that brought the torrential downpours yesterday. we will see a few scattered showers and storms in florida. out in the southwest is where we have most of our heavy rain chances. because of that we have flash flood warnings in effect, especially colorado and new mexico. we could end up with as much as two to three inches falling in a short period of time. that could lead to flash flooding. we recently had red flag warnings through eastern idaho and washington. we will see rain moving in today. that will alleviate the fire threat and danger. in the middle of the country, in
good morning, i'm first alert meteorologist brittney shipp. as we head into the rest of today, temperatures will stay below average ranging between 78 and 81 degrees. our wind speeds will be gusting up to 20 miles per hour as we head into the afternoon. we also have the possibility of a stray shower into your early evening hours. heading into tomorrow, 79 degrees and gorgeous. saturday, sunday we have a chance of showers, hotter and humid. >> that's your latest forecast. back over to jenna, willie and natalie. did you know next week is al roker's 60th birthday. nextnesd the 20th, huge. if you want to send him a happy 60th birthday wish, send him your creative, fun, birthday wish and they may appear on this very show next week. we may pick a few people to be
on the show to say happy birthday to him in person. go to today.com or our facebook page for more information on how to wish al roker, our good, good buddy, the great al roker happy 60th. >> we were saying we can't believe he's 60. >> a vibrant 60. >> more energy than any man i know. >> yes, he does. >> coming up, he scored a golden globe win and oscar nomination for his role as the wrefter, now mickie rourke is back in a cool new movie. he's her it's the yoplait greek taste-off and we are asking the music city which 100-calorie strawberry greek yogurt is the next big thing. i'm a random lady with a table full of yogurt. want some greek yogurt? can i ask you a question? tell us what tastes best. this one is definitely the winner. that one is good. a is great. yoplait greek 100! that's the stuff right there. you want to see which one yoplait greek beat? chobani yes! yoplait greek wins again. take the taste-off for yourself! it is a beautiful day for yogurt.
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>> it's called "sin city, a dame to kill for" they shot this entire movie in front of a green screen. let's take a look at how it turned out here. >> i left them no choice. i could just turn my back and leave them here. level, why should they have all the fun. >> i'm kind of afraid of that character, marv. >> so is mickie. >> you were giving yourself the creeps. >> it still gives me the creeps, yeah. >> i don't know if you're a good guy or bad guy in this. you're really on the verge. you can't take it off. the latex thing is put on, three or four different pieces. the first time they gave me
plastic teeth. then they said you can use your own teeth this time. to try to eat at lunchtime with the mask on was not fun. >> this is a sequel, but a sequel with about nine years in between. 2005 was the "sin city" movie. what brought you back? >> probably the money. >> he's an honest man. >> it was robert really. i loved working with him the first time. with frank miller together, they collaborate really great. and robert is a director that's very well prepared. if you do your work, then he can make an adjustment and come over and say something, you'll go, oh, that's a better idea than what i had. i enough respect for him, i'm able to listen to him and take his advice and it will enhance my performance instead of just -- he's not giving me adjustments for the wrong reason. >> this is a star-studded cast. >> a what? >> star-studded? >> they try to jam as many as they can in there.
>> lady gaga, rosario dawson. >> all these people in the film. did you ever see one of them? >> i saw jessica and dennis hibbert. >> they were all shot separately. >> separately, right. >> what was that like? if you have no sort of person to react to while you're acting. >> jessica has turned into a really fine actress and she gets better with each movie. she's working really hard on her acting. so it's a pleasure working with her. dennis i had just met. he took the place of -- i think it was michael clarke duncan who passed away. he had to come in and fill those big shoes. it was nice working with somebody like him. so the two people i was working with, i was okay with. some of the other ones i don't know about. >> mickey, you studied acting at the new york studio. we dug up a tape where james lipton is talking about your
audition at the actor's studio. >> harvey keitel auditioned 11 times to get in. jack nicholson auditioned five. dustin hoffman auditioned six. what was the scene. >> "cat on a hot tin roof." >> that is where the actor studio founder famously said it was the best audition he had seen in 30 years. do you know how many actors applied -- >> that's amazing. what's it like when you hear something like that? >> my acting teacher actually -- i was doing a scene where i had to relate to a father figure and i was about 25 and i hadn't seen my father, my real father since i was 5. so my acting teacher said to me, how badly do you want to get in the actor's studio, and i said i'd cut my arms off. she said, well, you have to go find your father. two nights before i did the scene -- i knew he was upstate new york and i went and looked
him up. i went and met him. she said to me, whatever you're going to go through when you see him, keep it inside and don't let it out. >> method acting then. >> they have a thing called method acting that everybody messes up because it's based on the stanis lfrnltsovsky principles. people who call themselves method actors normally don't know a damn thing about what it's all about, you know. they like using the term because of the actors who came out of the studio. >> we're unfortunately out of time. but that was amazing. >> good. can i leave? >> stick around. >> "sin city" opens next friday, august 20th. >> good to see you. >> you don't have to be a trekkie to know this 77-year-old star who starts every day with 100 push-ups and 50 sit-ups.
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earlier this morning after a van reached a dead end and the driver abandoned the vehicle off flat rock road that he ran off. the marine unit is searching the river and the police are searching on land. the van may have been stolen in south philadelphia. pitch to the democratic national committee to try to lure the 2016 convention to town. city and business leaders are showing up to try to convince dnc committee members that philadelphia would win out over the four other cities vying for the convention. their second day kicked off with a breakfast and a financial at the comcast center and attend a rally and then later reception at the art museum wrapping up with a farewell ceremony at the famous rocky steps. another update in 25 minutes and you can always get the latest news and weather on nbc10.com. i'm vai sikahema. we'll send you back to "today" show. see you back here in about an
♪ welcome back to "today." it's thursday morning, august 14, 2014. i'm willie along with natalie and jenna. we've been talking about the als ice bucket challenge. you challenged me. >> i did it yesterday. yesterday i challenged andy cohen. my kids are going to come if and ruin the whole thing for me. andy cohen live on his show. watch what happens live on bravo last night. he accepted my challenge. >> that's a lot of ice in that bucket. >> well done, andy. well done. i also challenged brooke shields. she produced this thing up.
she got her friend wanda sykes involved. >> willie geist challenged brooke in the ice bucket challenge. she didn't want to do it. she wanted to write a check. i said, brooke, come on, you're brooke shields. we expect more from you. you can't throw your money around like the other celebrities. you're america's sweetheart. you belong to all of us. i want to make brooke do the challenge. me, i'm going to write a check because you didn't expect much from me anyway. here we go. ready? one, two -- everybody goes on three. >> oh, my gosh. >> so we don't know who she challenges now because she had the tape. >> among others, she challenged iron mike tyson. >> she knows mike tyson? >> she knows everybody. >> great job, brooke.
>> stepping up a notch for all of us. >> we have to produce a video. let's get into weather, dylan. >> i love how this whole thing has spiraled out of control, so much money raised for als. it has a bigger purpose. looking at rain trying to move into the southwest. the monsoonal moisture, we see it often. the good news is, it stretches into the interior pacific northwest because that's a good thing so we don't have to deal with the fire danger we've been seeing so much of lately. other than that, really pretty chilly. cool temperatures back through ohio and into parts of illinois where it's only going to be in the upper 60s and lower 70s, that's about 15 degrees below average. tomorrow we're still going to see rain in the interior mountains, also in the southwest. the east coast is nice and quiet except for a few spotty showers ak krong new england. as we get into the weekend, both coasts look great. but in the middle good morning, i'm first
alert meteorologist brittney shipp. as we head through the rest of today, temperatures will stay below average right between 78 and 81 degrees. mostly sunny and less humid for us and wind speeds gusting up to 20 miles per hour as we head into the afternoon. we also have the possibility of a stray shower into your early evening hours. heading into tomorrow, 79 degrees and gorgeous and saturday and sunday we have a chance of showers. hotter and humid. >> that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you very much. he only has to say two words in his famous voice and you will recognize our next guest. >> oh, my. >> there he is. >> none other than the pop culture george takei, a/k/a, lieutenant suly. >> he's out with a new
documentary about his life called "to be takei." >> good morning, george. >> good to be here with y'all. >> all of you, not just you, but all of you. >> it's been an extraordinary life. people know about star trek. i don't think a lot of people know about the early years of your life that included japanese internment camp. >> japanese american. we weren't imprisoned by the japanese, but the u.s. government. we were american citizens. >> this is right after pearl harbor, an internment camp in arkansas. >> president franklin roosevelt on february 19, 1942 signed an executive order ordering all japanese americans on the west coast to be summarily rounded up with no charges, no trial. the central pillar of our justice system is due process. all of that disappeared, and i remember that scary morning. i had just turned 5 years old.
it was a few weeks after that that my parents got my younger brother and my baby sister and me up very early one morning and hurriedly dressed up. my brother and i were in the living room looking out the front window and we saw two soldiers marching up our driveway. they had bayonets on their rifle, stomped up the front porch, banged on the doofrmt my father answered it and literally at gunpoint we were ordered out of our home on garner street in los angeles. my father gave us little pieces of luggage to carry. my brother and i and my father were in the driveway waiting for my mother to come out. when she finally emerged she had our baby sister, she was still an infant and a huge duffle bag in the other arm and tears were streaming down both their cheeks. that is a memory i will never
forget. >> the part of american history that is swept under the rug. >> you've become an advocate for this and other things. and i love this documentary. it was great. it talked a little bit, of course, ability your "star trek" days which we can't forget. one of the things i couldn't really believe is the intense rivalry you had going on. >> no, no, no. my star trek -- one of the gifts from "star trek" is the fact that my "star trek" work colleagues have become lifelong friends. we really are a family. at our wedding, when i got married to my partner then, husband now, brad, our best man was walter kennig. we asked her to be the matron of honor, but michelle nichols said i am not a matron. if walter can be the best man, why can't i be the best lady.
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what we would have done without it. >> reporter: the family was so thankful for their knew lease on life, they wanted to give back. >> when you're in a medical challenge like that, the future is terrible. you fear the future like anything else. i just felt i had to do something for this surgeon that helped us so much. >> that's when they created the three little bears, zachary, look and griffin. when children go into surgery they're allowed to bring one item for comfort. in developing countries kids often don't have anything to hold. now when children have an operation smile surgery, they can bring a teddy bear that represents a little boy that understands their pain. >> my children, my whole family feels such empathy for these families because we know what they're going through. >> i've seen hundreds, maybe thousands of children going into surgery, and they really rely on
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good morning, i'm vai sikahema. beautiful august morning, let's get your forecast from meteorologist brittney shipp. >> fall-like temperatures today and especially tomorrow, low humidity and breezy conditions for us and plenty of sunshine to start off. increasing clouds as we head into the rest of the afternoon, especially for our suburbs to the north and west of the city and heading into the poconos. 61 in mt. pocono and 66 degrees in allentown and 68 in bluevale
and 69 degrees in mt. holly and closer to the shore, temperatures in the high 60s at 68 and temperatures warming into the low 80s for today. police are searching for a killer after the victim of a shooting at a peace concert in philadelphia died early this morning. investigators say two men were arguing possibly over a woman outside the dell music center last night and then one man pulled out a gun and shot the other. the victim died at the hospital. detectives have been interviewing witnesses and looking at surveillance video. funeral services are being held today for the mother of three children killed in a carjacking crash in philadelphia. keisha williams is goi s a priv funeral will follow. her three children also died in the crash. cornelius crawford and rosa are
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>> narrator: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hey, everybody. it's thirsty thursday, august 14. academy award winning actress me mirra sorbino is here. >> a creepy new series. >> nail biting. >> but first things first. >> are you ready for the big news? savannah had a baby. >> vale guthrie feldman. that means she had one day off.
she was here monday, went to the doctor tuesday, and the baby came yesterday. here is you how she describes the cute little baby. blue eye, a little bit of blondish hair and the chubbiest cheeks you've ever seen. she says they are overcome with happiness, gratitude and joy. we are practically beaming and i think we found heaven in this little hospital room. >> something about that picture. >> i'm here and i'm going fing make a mess. >> congratulations to savannah. she looks so happy and the same with mike. we were watching it in the makeup room and every was tearing up. one those moments where you're just so, so happy. >> i'm sorry, but it looks like they touched her up a bit. you don't look that good. >> the thing is when you wait so long, when you're nine months
pregnant and you've had this child in you that you're unbelievably linked to, but you don't really know them yet. you can't know what -- they look very different from a sonogram. >> that baby looks beautiful. >> beautiful. >> i think the baby looks like savannah. and that's my call from right here. >> i said she was going to have a girl. >> i wasn't sure, but i must have said boy since you said girl. >> savannah has competition in the new baby world. >> yes, she does. >> and another mother had 18 children. all at once. >> it happened in mississippi. this is unbelievable. you never expect anything like this to happen, but it happened to somebody like kimb echlkimbe. >> what is kimb he haer?
>> all right. she's an english massive. but they said she could never get pregnant and she did. >> and they had 18 so she hthey to do a c-section and all the puppies are being fed with little puppies. >> you would run out of names. >> who knows how big savannah's baby will grow up to be. hopefully 5'7", 120 pounds, right? but this -- every one of these puppies will grow up to be 150 pounds each. >> can you imagine? 18 of them. >> i'm sure they will put them up for a adoption. >> of course. >> i'm ssimon cowell and his so they're twins. adoption. >> of course. >> simon cowell and his son, they're twins.adoption. >> of course. >> simon cowell and his son, they're twins.doption. >> of course. >> simon cowell and his son, they're twins.adoption. >> of course. >> simon cowell and his son, they're twins. >> they love to go shirtless.
>> that's adorable. anyway, this is the caption was twinsy which is obviously why. >> but lauren, the mother, she said he was born to be a tad. at that age, we were talking about it earlier, when you have a child later in life,ad. at that age, we were talking about it earlier, when you have a child later in life,dad. at that age, we were talking about it earlier, when you have a child later in life, so much of your questions about yourself and you're trying to find your path and your esteem and all of that, it's all settled. and then the baby comes along and absolutely just absolutely takes the rug out from underneath you. >> it's been a big baby day. and it was also a big day at your house. >> frank and cody and i were just getting ready to sit down and watch the giver. i had the dvd and i wanted to give it back today. and i went out to let the puppies out and i literally gasped to the point that my husband and son came running
out. and cody then took this picture of what we saw. look at that. that was a double rainbow. and that doesn't even show the colors. we thought all the rain was gone. thunderstorm comes up. in 20 years of living there, never seen -- >> i've never seen one that went all the way. usual just paly just part of on. >> so a couple mire being a kkc yesterday. >> i was running in the park, and this old guy stopped me. he said stop for a second. he goes i want to tell you something. he said have you ever heard of yousef pearlman. and i said sure. i was literally running in place while he was telling me this story. he said he got up on stage once to perform, and he was getting
ready to perform and just as he started, one of the strings popped. he said everyone was looking around, the place got really quiet, trying to figure out whether someone should bring him the another violin or what. so you cue sdchlt td the conduc play. and he played his heart out. and when it was over, it was silent and the whole place erupted in applause and when it was done, he stopped and he said sometimes you have to play with what you have. wasn't that a great lesson? a stranger in the park. and i looked at that guy and i thought, it's like statement you have the hand that you're department and you have to do the best you can with it. >> but what was his point? >> it was a life lesson that i needed to hear at that moment. sbl b >> but it could have been --
>> and when i was running off, i was thinking about somebody else and i was like that's the right thing i needed to hear. >> what you needed for the moment. >> and be the person that you want to be with. >> she keeps repeating that. >> all right. kathie lee did her challenge in the tub. nobody saw it. anyway, so you challenged -- he soo, you look naked. >> i was not. i haven't bought a new bathing suit in like 30 years. >> nobody saw it. so you challenged kenny log begins, vieira and billy bush.
>> shortly after he did that, he posted a photo of his swollen foot. and he wrote more broken bones on vacation. slow down fool. so we didn't know when that happened. >> i hope it had nothing to to with your challenge. >> i can see it all right. all right. kenny loggins also took the challenge. take a look. >> hey, kate ahie lee. you called me out. i'm going to do it. here it comes. >> good for you. >> he has great hair. he has a great everything. please, believe me. well, that at the present time come out right. he was a house guest for a few
days. you get to know a person. >> he challenged kevin bacon, brad paisley. and zoey -- >> and zoey -- >> that's what i love about this. >> and meredith vieira took the challenge with the help her family on vacation in minneapolis. take a look. >> hi, kathie lee. just the water, not the whole bucket. get ready. >> one, two, three. >> that hair is not real. just kidding. >> she challenged steve similar have i, t harvey, the rockets and barbara walters. all great ones. >> time to have some fun. this is an iggy azalea song.
>> when you're in the gym, it's bad for your breath. that's why god made spourts bras. you font want don't want to bou. you see the people jogging -- it's not good for you. >> another sound track out there by the way that is humongous. >> this one i like. >> if you've seen the movie guardian of the galaxy, there is a sound track from this movie that is now in-number o think n on the charts. old songs from the '60s and '70s. and the teens are loving it. >> they're hearing it for the first time. >> when music was music. >> these are our favorite songs from the sound track. ♪ things will get easier. things will get brighter ♪ >> is this your favorite song? >> no. i like it. hooked on a feeling. ♪ love the one you're with
>> what was mine? >> something dumb. >> the one with the boom boom. you said why did they rue in in song. >> okay. play this one. anyway, mine was really good. but from your teen year, they say there is a study out that says it had a profound impact on you for the rest of your life. i was madly in love for the first time with my surfer, and that's when fire and rain james taylor sweet baby james came out and also carole king. i was never the same. >> and i loved captain and tennille. i thought it was -- >> oh, yeah. >> so just a he rreminder that e also on the radio. go to channel 108.
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take a look. >> you're dreaming. come on, baby. wake up. hey. hey. >> yes, i'm all right. >> we know it's a comedy. >> oh, my god, it's so creepy. >> in a good way, though. >> a bufrnch of different story lines. you have to stick with it. tell us about it. >> well, in the first episode, it feels like you have three or four different story line, but they all converge as the series goes on. everybody is connected. good guys have a dark side, bad guys have a surprisingly human
side. i have a lot of sides. my character is the spoiler. >> how do you keep who you are -- >> i would go to the creator and be like, glenn, i need to know what is happening on this very line. who am i now. >> what an actor's dream. >> incredible co-stars. a great robert forester as a guest star. >> i recognized some of the people. all fan you uhe husbabulous act. >> i think american audiences will fall in love with him. >> when you first read the script, does you nod your head? >> it was so creepy and really gripping. i've seen the first three episodes and after each one i'm
like -- i get frightened watching it. in a good way, though. there is something wonderful about being chilled in an intelligent suspense. >> you're not prepared for it. you think you have it all down. and then something happens quite quickly about that. >> there are so many surprises. it doesn't go in any way that you would expect to. there are so many shocks things that occur. it was a great range to play. very strong but passion that the. >> all right. we need to talk about another part of your life. you're a huge star trek fan. >> i am. my gdad introduced me to the reruns. we used to watch them together.
it was like my moral foundation. >> in a new world where you consider the best way to represent the human race. how would you behave. >> let's see how good she is. shall we? finish this phrase. from the opening credits. these are the voyages of the star ship enterprise. its five year mission, to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations and -- >> to boldly go where no man has gone before. >> yes. and tell us the phrase associated with this. >> live long and prosper. >> what actor played sulu? >> george takei. >> are you sure? are you positive? >> i'm positive. >> george takei, come on out.
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she's from michigan. when we asked her the last time she had her hair done, she gave us a blank look. so so thrilled at the opportunity. >> we're celebrating two upcoming birthdays. and i said know you said you're flipping out, but this is your version. >> i'm very calm normally. thanks for picking me. >> and your husband is flipping out. >> most definitely. >> why are you excited for her? >> something new. different. being on tv. >> and what do you think? >> it's really great. >> apple doesn't fall far from the tree. okay. we'll take good care of you. i promise. >> i can't wait.thank you so mu. >> so her loved ones are here. please keep on your blind folds for just one second. here is julie before. >> allegedly. >> and let's see the new julie.
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they just came back from a vacation in the bahamas. and what i did is i gave her -- made her color back to more its original color than the sun bleached color. it was time to refresh her color. >> what do you think? >> i'm stunned. is this my wife? i don't know. >> yeah, who are you going home with, mike? >> becca, are you all right? what do you think? >> i think it's amazing. >> tell us about the dress. >> well, this is sort of a take on the sexy white button down. so the shirt dress by maggie london. and a beautiful waist. >> and our second lady, terry, she's 56 from new cumberland, west virginia. so busy taking care of her kids and working at a critical care
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>> you look beautiful. >> when they go for the hair like that, it means they love it. >> thank you. >> what did you do? >> is ththis is again another precision bob haircut today. i added blond color to it, a dasher warmer blond. and of course it all comes together with the makeup. >> gorgeous. >> and we're almost out of time. >> maggie london. >> sleexcellent. thank you. let's bring julie back out. >> anyway, we'll learn a lesson that you'll both like after this. %
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. you may be in need of a little sgdesign. >> a little knowledge goes a long way. even when decorating. there's a quiz call are you fluent in decorating. and we're about to find out if we are. the host of property virgins is here. >> thank you. how is your design iq? >> i've done an awful lot of designing in my life. i don't know what chevron means. >> well, other than being a car, it is a design. but are you ready? >> i'm ready. >> something tells me you're a furniture genius, but we'll see. what is the most accurate way to pronounce this? is this chase lounge, shays lung
or shez long? >> it's a. it's chaise. >> you have to write it down. >> there are only three choices. you said bb. >> it's shez long. >> correct. >> it actually means long claire in french. but we of course say chaise4 lounge. >> i say chase lounge. >> when my grandma brought one in, who is chase. what is this pattern called?
>> mine is a. yours is b. >> it's not a chevron. it's a zigzag, but it's flame stitch. >> oh, no. >> so i didn't learn it. >> flame stitch and chevron both are the design, but flame stitch has a variance. >> okay. >> we both have zero. >> i said chaise lounge right. >> what is the name of this table leg? is it kabriole, saber, or tapered? >> okay. write down the letter and guess tapered? >> okay. write down the letter and guess. >> why are you yelling? >> it's not b, no. it is a. cabriole. hoda, you have to catch up.
>> she only has one. >> how about this one? i think you'll get this right. where on a wall should you place a chair rail? >> on a wall? >> to mark the lower third of a wall, b, halfway up the wall, or, c, 24 inches from the floor. >> i'm going to say a again. >> you both say a? it's a. but do you know why? >> no. >> so it won't hit the back and mar the wall. >> mark the wall. that's the idea of a chair rail. if it's halfway up, you totally miss the chair. all right. moving on to the next one. >> how did she get three? >> go on. >> what is the traditional figure called? foo dog, canis regis, or gargoyle? >> b, regis. >> it's a foo dog.
>> i call it ugly. >> this is a play off of the word buda. you'll see it at entrances. >> okay. down to the last one. >> are you ready? let's just pretend. how many people fit at a round table with a 48 inch diameter? 4 to 5, 6 to 7, or 8 to 9? >> you're both right. how about that. >> although my family would try to fit 14. a cozy little dinner. what is the winner? >> it's a design book. >> thank you. that's very cool. thank you. >> i'll go for physical therapy later. >> don't send your kids to school with bed head. easy hair styles even a dad can pull off coming up. i will embrace change...
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does you see that little one? getting them dressed and out the door can be a challenge. >> and with school starting soon, you want to save as much time as possible. so here to show you adorable no fuss hair styles moms and dads can pull off, founder of so cozy hair care for kids. how are you? >> good. >> a lot of people struggle with this. they say throw a brush in it and get out the door. let's get started with maggie. >> what we did, the whole purpose of this is to show easy things you can do on the way out the door. so every can make a pony tail. and pretty much everyone can take a braid. so it already looks great. but one step further, just take the braid and you wrap it
around. so easy and so cute. and you stick it -- >> tell me if that is hurting. >> and you secure the hair underneath. >> you look like a ballerina. >> maggie, do you like it? >> she's actually a dancer. >> gorgeous. >> so that is so easy. if you want, you can put clips in, bling it up. whatever you want. >> beautiful. you did great by the way, maggie. >> so karen is next. but we'll get a little help. >> care has a pony tail and he said dads can do it and willie geist declares that he's all thumbs. >> i have a 7-year-old daughter, i can't even do the pony tail. >> so here we have -- anyone can do a pony tail. even you. we pulled to the side.
you take this, and you will pull it down just a little bit. >> karen, i'm so sorry. >> a little bit more. okay. what we're doing is called the flip tail. so what you'll do is you'll put your fingers through. and then what you do is come behind, we'll pull the hair through. >> come on, willie. >> bear with me, karen. >> perfect. >> you have beautiful hair by the way. >> she sure does. >> are you okay? >> yeah. >> i'm worried about your well-being. >> oh, my gosh. >> oh, my gosh. i can't believe how good it looks. willie, beautiful. >> thank you, guys. we're good. >> if you wanted to put little
accessories on -- >> do you feel good? . >> yeah, i feel good about it. >> we'll head down to the last two. michael has the bed head happening. it's the biggest complaint that we get from parents. the look is not that neat. so you can just take a little bit of detangler to comb it through. you don't want to be too neat. and he has the cool surfer look. so we comb it through. and then what we do is we just take a drop of styling cream. >> let's go to the last look. >> okay. the last look is spike. what we did, we had a before and after. do we have the picture of before? he had nice long hair.
we cut it short. gave him sort of a conservative look. >> did you like it? >> but he wants to spike it. so take a little gel. make sure you get it in from the bottom. >> that looks cool. >> and you don't need to use the gel in the back. just really need to do it in the front. >> good job. thanks. we'll be back, everybody. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
tattoos of your significant other? >> personally, i don't think tattoos. but it's up in of none of my b. >> i say no, it's not okay. i believe love will last, but do you know that those things will sag with age? >> yeah, frank's giff says -- >> that's true. guess what is happening. i don't know if you're aware of this, but somebody has a birthday coming up on saturday. we're going to be celebrating kathie lee's birthday tomorrow and there may be a few surprises. >> so good reasons to tune in tomorrow. >> your birthday. >> have a good thirsty thursday, everybody.
nbc 10 news starts now. right now at 11:00 philadelphia is continuing the push to convince democrats that the city of brotherly love is the only place to be for 2016. leaders in philadelphia say philadelphia can match any other city still in the running for the conviction. mayor michael nutter and city council are making a big push today. >> reporter: the second day and only hours left. moments ago we spoke with mayor nutter about the breakfast meeting he had with business leaders in the community. check out this video. as you may know 18 members of the dnc site committee are in