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>> i had her on the first "tonight show." she came out and came over to me and came over and gave me a kiss. >> reporter: jimmy fallon choking up as he remembered joan rivers on "tonight show." the program where she first broke through in 1965. >> they finally, the seventh edition they brought me up and that's because bill cosby said the guy last night bombed, take joan rivers she couldn't be worse. the brash comedian from brooklyn was a regular. the sharp tongue and groundbreaking voice in late-night tv. >> can we talk? >> reporter: rivers landed her own late-night show in 1986, but canceled after just one year. not long after her husband committed suicide. rivers was forced to begin a new chapter, carving out a need as a fashion host and commentator.
>> rip it apart. the flower's gone. >> reporter: bringing that same brash humor to the red carpet. >> most awkward moment on the red carpet. >> anthony hopkins is this your mother, it was his wife. comedy is truth and we should not apologize for it. you're going to get what i think is the truth and it's going to be raw. >> reporter: last thursday in new york city she lost consci s consciousness while undergoing an endoscopy. >> the only people who know what went wrong were the people who were in that room. >> reporter: on thursday, melissa rivers released a statement saying her mother had passed peacefully, surrounded by family and close friends. from david letterman, the force of her comedy was overpowering. on their 2012 reality show "joan and melissa" she talked openly
to her daughter before surgery about what life would be like when she's gone. >> if it ended right now, amazing life and we always had a great ride together. >> i know you're nervous and i feel awful about that. but you don't like to feel like people like you or care about you or want you around. >> it's not about me. it's about you and if something happens, things are fine and life's fine. and life is so much fun. >> reporter: melissa said her mother's greatest joy in life was making people laugh. writing, i know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon. >> what do you want on your tombstone, joan? >> she had a great time. >> funeral services for joan rivers will be held here in new york on sunday. matt? >> erica, thank you very much.
andy cohn considered joan a friend and also a mentor. andy, good morning. we've been talking over the last half day about how much she made us laugh and for how long she's been making us laugh. you were one of those kids watching her on tv at home. >> when she subed for carson, that was like christmas for me every time. she was electroifying. she was one of the first larger than life women i connected to and i couldn't believe everybody in america, the stuff that she said. she was shocking and she was so funny. >> one of the great things about our jobs is that we can grow up watching someone and idlize someone and then eventually we get to meet them. what was the first time you met her? >> reporter: i worked on another morning show and then wound up getting cast on a pilot that bravo did in 2006 called "straight talk" a bunch of gay guys and joan. the first thing she said to me was, you got to get botox.
you have to get botox. and i never did and i was thinking last night, you know, maybe i should get a little shot in tribute to joan. i think it would be a nice tribute to ">=rq). she was generous, i grew up watching her and i'm sitting next to her on this pilot and she wanted me to succeed and she wanted everyone around her to succeed. she was smart, she was shrewd, she was loyal and then went on to come on to my show so many times. >> the loyalty, that's it. in the early days of watch what happens live, like all new shows, it's hard to get guests. you called her one day and said, i need a guest, she was there. >> biggest snow storm that i've ever seen. at that point we were on once a week at midnight. at 11:30 p.m. in the middle of the no storm, we were holding her. i thought she was going to blow away from the wind. she was a little bit of a spit of a thing and there she was in a fur wrapped, at midnight on my show coming from a gig, by the way.
one of the things that is fascinating about the way that everyone is talking about her passing, how shocked everybody was. you don't hear people talking t about how shocked they are about someone passing away. >> anybody who saw her in doing standup in concert over the last year or so realize she was a ball of energy on stage. anything but an 81-year-old. at some point she gets on her back and kicks her feet in the air. >> she was on my show exactly four weeks ago. when she'd come on she'd bring a little piece of paper and say if you could mention any of these topics, that would be great. kanye west, aging and plastic surgery. no greater joy than to sit there and say, so, joan, what do you think of kanye west? she came prepared. she wanted to kill and she always did. >> thanks for sharing your
memories. >> thanks, matt. more on joan's life throughout the morning. let's go back over to natalie. >> matt, thank you. the third american to contract the ebola in africa just returned to the u.s. for the next phase in his treatment. held in isolation in nebraska. ron allen is in omaha. ron, good morning. >> good morning to you, natalie. one of four medical centers in the united states able to treat a patient. we understand that he has just arrived at a nearby military base and will be at the hospital here shortly. they are planning to do everything humanly possible to help this american aide worker make a miraculous recovery. >> reporter: he is on his way back to the u.s. for treatment. a journey that began late thursday as they headed to the airport in liberia. boarding the plane under his own power. a relief to his wife, debbie, back in the u.s. plane under his own
power. >> i just had a call from the doctor who put rick on a plane to come to the united states. he said that rick is clearly sick, but that he was in very good spirits and he walked onto the plane. >> reporter: the 51-year-old sacra contracted ebola at this hospital. he was delivering babies in another part of the hospital. it's the same hospital where dr. kent brantly and nancy writebol were infected with the virus. all three missionaries are friends. sacra and writebol works for s.i.m. and brantly works for samaritan's purse. like the isolation unit at atlanta's emory university hospital used to treat brantly and writebol, doctors at the nebraska medical center say their biocontainment unit is specially designed. but as his treatment begins, he
won't have access to the zmapp experimental medicine because the supply has run out. doctors say they're looking at a number of other experimental medications to perhaps use. they say that they think at this point he's in reasonable shape. they expect him to be here about a week. that all depends upon his condition once he's arrived here. matt and natalie, back to you. >> ron allen in nebraska. thank you. a reminder to see more of matt's interview with survivor kent brantly tonight at 10:00/9:00 central. president obama is wrapping up his trip to europe in a key nato summit today. there are several important developments coming out of that meeting when it comes to isis militants and the crisis in ukraine. chris jansing is in wales traveling with the president. chris, good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. and some significant developments out of this nato summit. this morning secretary of state john kerry announcing that a
core coalition of nato countries are coming together to develop a plan to fight isis, reflecting the growing threat with this extremist group. they hope to have that in place later this month. also the united states and the european union developing new sanctions against russia assuming that a cease-fire with ukraine doesn't hold and at this point it doesn't seem to be. a flyover, 22 jets representing nine countries. but the new takeaway, the new agreements that have come out of this nato summit. >> thank you very much. >> chuck todd is nbc's political director and the new moderator of "meet the press." good morning. >> good morning. >> we know you're getting ready. you already lined up an exclusive with none other than the president himself. you've got a lot to talk about. let's start with the latest developments and what we just heard chris jansing saying. the breaking news secretary kerry announcing a coalition
with nato to battle isis. we heard the president and david cameron releasing a joint op-ed saying they're not going to be cowed by killers. is their strategy now appearing to be forming? does it sound like the president is closer to taking action with isis especially in syria? >> it certainly does. what the president outlined last week when he said that statement that the white house wished that many of his aides wish he didn't was we don't have a strategy yet. he said they were going to try to build a coalition, see if they could get multiple countries involveding with then figure out how aggressive they were going to get. does that mean they have to go to congress and get extra authorization. when you look at what's coming on and this is some of the key questions to the president when i sit down with him, are we essentially about to go on a war footing? and which it certainly looks like we are, at that point do we bring in the american people and that means do you go to congress and ask for authorization.
>> of course on the other front you've got the conflict between ukraine and russia. and does it sound like nato members have more of an appetite now to do more than just sanctions at this point, chuck? >> well, you certainly have the eastern european nato members are the most anxious about what's going on with russia and ukraine. the announcement there would be a quick strike force to protect those nato allies that are closest to the russia border, they want that. but i think it's pretty clear you're going to see another round of sanctions. but this takes time. and that's the problem that the administration is facing. is there enough patience in europe for the actions that putin is taking. >> meanwhile you're taking over the reins of the show that's been around since 1947, no pressure, but what are your priorities? >> not falling ining on my fac be priority number one. you sit here and you want the show to feel as if it is doing
what it's supposed to do, what it did when martha roundtree started it which is get the most important news makers on the show. we've got president obama. hold them accountable. get them to explain what's going on, what are their positions, and hope you channel the questions that the american public would like to have answered. so it's a tall order. i'm humbled to be asked to do it. like i said, if i at least not fall on my face the first day, i'll consider that an accomplishment. >> you're going to do great. >> you deal with important topics every week. don't forget to have fun though. >> you got it. >> congrats. >> again you can see chuck's exclusive interview with the president this sunday on "meet the press." willie's here now. he's got more on a tragic story. >> the georgia father accused of intentionally leaving his father in a hot car for seven hours back in june has been indicted for murder. gabe gutierrez is in marietta, georgia, with the latest.
>> reporter: ross harrison's attorney says his client is a broken man having lost everything. but prosecutors are not backing down from their theory that he killed his son on purpose. this morning ross harris faces a grand jury indictment of eight felony counts including malice murder and cruelty to children. district attorney dick reynolds says within the next three weeks he will decide whether to seek the death penalty. >> what would you say to the people that would say this is a rush to judgment? >> i would strongly disagree. i would tell them the evidence speaks for itself. >> reporter: harris had researched hot car deaths online before he intentionally left his season cooper to die inside a scorching suv in june because he wanted a child-free life. this also accused him of sexual exploitation of children for sexting a 16-year-old girl before cooper's death. >> the truth is cooper's death was a horrible, gut wrenching accident.
>> reporter: harris' attorney says his client simply forgot to drop off his son at day care and prosecutors have too many inconsistent theories. >> the truth doesn't need a flowchart to figure it out. >> reporter: not mentioned in the indictment, harris' wife leanna who has stood by her husband. >> gabe gutierrez in marietta, georgia, this morning. thank you. a memorial service will be held for steven sotloff whose beheading was captured on video. the public service expected to take place at a temple in sotloff's hometown of pine crest, florida. earlier this week a vigil was held at the university of south florida where he went to school. he went missing in 2013 while writing about the syrian civil war. the dangerous albino cobra we told you about has been captured. the five-foot-long snake bit a dog and then slithered out of sight.
it was found not far from where it attacked the dog. the snake now being evaluated at the l.a. zoo. and the reigning seattle seahawks proved last night they've still got it. they buried the packers in the regular season opener here on nbc. some 70,000 fans cheered as the seahawks showed their banner before the game. marshawn lynch rushed for 200 yards. russell wilson threw for a couple of scores. seahawks blow out the pack 36-16. it looks like they have not missed a beat since we last saw them in the super bowl. >> as my son was say, the beast! >> beast mode. nice, natalie. >> thank you. let's get a check of the weather from dylan dreyer. she's in for al. >> good morning. we've got hurricane norbert causing problems out in the pacific. it's a fairly large storm but not that powerful. it should weaken into a tropical storm as it makes its way to the
north. right now it is still a hundred miles to the west/southwest of baja, california. now, some moisture is going to stream off of this. it's going to add to the monsoonal moisture we're seeing in the southwest. we could see some flash flooding possible especially across eastern new mexico today. we've got heavier rain to the north and west. and we could end up with 3 to 5 inches of rain in some areas. we'll watch out for flash flooding into the day today. that's a look at the weather across the country. your local forecast coming up in 30 seconds. ♪ ♪ ♪
good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley, a steamy day today. humidity will stay with us as the clouds and low fog will clear. upper 80s and low 90s. this afternoon a chance we'll see late-day showers and thunderstorms and even more likely we'll see storms and steamier conditions for saturday. high of 92 degrees. and then sunday drying out, pretty nice weather. the humidity dropping and the chance of showers coming back for monday, tuesday and wednesday with highs in the 70s. have a great day. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> thanks. our friend carson here in the orange room. >> social media heavily impacted last night. just the last 12 hours, 2 million tweets. one of the noteworthy things about who's writing is how many people joan rivers impacted. let's go through some of them
here. ellen wrigs joan rivers paved the way for all a lot of comediennes. and larry king saying joan rivers was a dear and wonderful friend. we will never see her likes again. ann da kendrick writing in r.i.p. joan rivers. being publicly told that my dress is hideous will never feel quite as awesome. you will be truly missed. people remembering the great joan rivers today. back to you. >> thank you. well, coming up it's being called the year of the shark. off the mass coast. we're going to hit the water in search of the great white that attacked two kayakers and hear their frantic 911 call. and what is next for amy van dyken-rouen? she's with us in our studio. there he is with tom in the green room. we'll talk to them exclusively. but first this is "today" on nbc.
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good morning and happy friday i'm christine maddela. let's get the first alert forecast from bill haenley. >> the heat came down this morning and we have fog. that's what you're seeing right now. a live view looking across the delaware. not much of a view there. even worse in the pocono mountains. quaker town is down to a quarter mile and three-mile visibility not a problem and philadelphia airport down to zero. 74 degrees, indeed, it is warmer than yesterday. the entire area is warmer and muggier, too. we'll see the clouds thin out.
we'll get some sunshine and the temperatures will climb to 90 with a chance of late-day showers and thunderstorms. we've already had several problems on the road. let's get a check of traffic from jillian mele. >> watch for speed restrictions on some of the area bridges to 35 miles per hour. we still have this accident in overbrook. you can take woodbine vaev if you want to get around it. police have found the driver involved in that accident. he flipped over his car after crashing into a light pole. ì& this morning in overbrook. the driver left the scene, but police later found him and he was taken to the hospital. police are detouring traffic while they investigate. another update coming your way in 25 minutes. you can always get the latest news and weather on nbc10.com. now back to "today." i'm christine maddela. have a great day.
♪ it's 7:30 now on this friday morning, 5th day of september 2014. got a nice crowd in the plaza this morning all fans of usher, the eight-time grammy winner. look at that. >> nice poster. >> who's going to be performing in our 8:30 half hour. >> meantime let's look at our headlines. the third infected with ebola will be treated at a special isolation unit at a hospital in omaha. fans and celebrities alike with celebrating joan rivers.
a week after cardiac arrest during a routine procedure. more on her incredible career coming up. and a lawyer for former virginia governor bob mcdonnell. sentencing has been set for january. zplnch and just ahead this morning, an exclusive interview with the inspiring amy van dyken-rouen. she's fighting back with the same grit and determination she used to win her gold medals. and we've lined up something special next week with savannah on maternity leave. some familiar faces will be lending a hand. >> some other people joining us as well. meredith vieira joins us as she gets set to launch her new daytime show. brian williams will make a rare
appearance on tuesday. tom brokaw comes on thursday. maria shriver on friday. we've got great people joining us all next week on "today." >> but first we want to begin this half hour with the rash of shark sightings just off the coast of massachusetts. as we told you on thursday, two kayakers were attacked by a great white shark off plymouth. stephanie gosk is there. >> reporter: you talk to people in this area and they'll tell you this is a pretty popular point. there's good fishing and swimming. it's a good place to kayak or at least it used to be. >> that is a huge white shark, dude! that is a huge white shark! >> reporter: it has been dubbed the year of the shark. so far ida parker and krista orr have the story of the year. >> it came pleatly out of the
water and flipped her over. >> reporter: what came out of the water was a 14-foot great white. no woundeder she sounded terrified in the 911 call. >> we're stuck in the water and there's a shark. >> reporter: calling from her cell phone on the water, orr had little patience for the confused dispatcher. >> it was a seal? >> no, no. there's something in the water. a [ bleep ] great white. >> reporter: they were outside of plymouth bay where this man grew up. he wants to find the shark. >> you have come looking for the shark why? >> curiosity. doesn't everybody want to see a great white? >> reporter: so he took us to the point where the attack took place. this is the time of day you would see it. >> pretty much right now. >> reporter: late in the day. >> what time is it now? >> reporter: 5:15. >> it was 5:40, i think.
5:30. >> reporter: it was the only attack of the summer in massachusetts but there are daily sightings off this coast. >> i think the authorities in the area are going to have to base their recommendations on where people swim and when they swim based on what we're learning about where these sharks are spending their time. >> he's right outside my door. >> reporter: two weeks ago a nearby beach was closed with a nod to the famous movie. fishermen chased down this great white in june. roughly 18 feet long. this is a basically where the attack took place. marine biologists blame it on a big number of seals in the area. the sharks scare the people out of the water. now the harbor master says kayaking here is probably not a good idea. no kidding. advice that comes a little late for parker and orr. >> i'm sure there's great footage. >> amazing footage of us screaming.
>> reporter: so i have yet to see anyone grab a snorkel and mask heading out there for that gopro. but people here are probably going to have to get used to those sharks. they're not going anywhere. >> i know we tried to get you out on a kayak there this morning but i guess that didn't happen. >> reporter: i was under very strict instructions not to get into a kayak. >> it was natalie's suggestion. >> not. >> reporter: thanks, natalie. i appreciate that. let's get a check of the weather now from dylan. >> and we've got storms. we've got a lot more storms expected across parts of the eastern great lakes as we go through the day today and eventually across the southeast. we could see some pockets of stronger storms. but it's in this area in red from the ohio river valley stretching into parts of the eastern great lakes. we have torrential downpours right now. we could even see flooding across parts of the upper peninsula of penn
good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. a steamy day today. humidity will stay with us aas the fog and low clouds clear. we'll get some sunshine and warm into the upper 80s and low 90s. this afternoon, a chance we'll see late-day showers and thunderstorms and even more likely we'll see storms and steamier conditions for saturday. high of 92 degrees. then sunday drying out, actually pretty nice weather with the humidity dropping, but the chance of showers coming back for monday, tuesday and wednesday with highs in the 70s. have a great day. >> and you know what sunday is, right? it is football night in america. and could this be the game of the year so early in the season? fantasy owners will be happy, a lot of points i'm sure. the indianapolis colts heading out to the denver broncos. it will be a warm one. partly cloudy and 81. >> thanks, dylan. appreciate it.
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here. >> reporter: amy van dyken-rouen loves a challenge. >> hit me. that wasn't so bad, actually. >> reporter: from taking on an ice bucket for als to catching a college football game in denver. to surprising us all by leaving the hospital early. and just a week later, walking in an experimental exoskeleton. amy worked hard for three months to get here. she spent eight hours a day in therapy. all along she has publicly shared her good days as well as the bad ones. >> this is not easy and i don't want to portray the fact that because i have a smile on my face that it's easy. it's really not. >> reporter: and in these moments the spirit of the champion with six gold medals. now a new kind of champion, bringing awareness to spinal
cord injuries as she finds herself in a life with big plans and even bigger spirit. amy and tom are with us now. so happy to see you guys. >> it's good to be here. thanks for having us. >> bring me up to date. i saw you almost two months ago. what's going on? >> we been living with tom's mom. the dreaded mother-in-law, she's fabulous. after this we get to go home. >> you're going to go from here back to your home in arizona for the first time since before the accident. and you're going to have to adapt to a different kind of life there. have you been preparing for it? >> i think the whole time i was in rehab i've been preparing for it. i know some of tom's buddies who are builders have been in the house and have been modifying it so it will be easy for me. >> when i was visiting with you, tom and amy, i came back, we heard that story and i can't tell you the response. i know you heard from people also. they were so inspired by your attitude, by her attitude.
tom, let me turn to you. has it always been that positive through these last couple of months or have there been difficult emotional times? >> she's been very, very positive. there's been, obviously, a couple of down days, but it was usually from pain. that was usually it. she never was like why me or anything like that. it's just if she was really, really sore from doing too much and not keeping up with her pain meds. >> let's remember your background. you are a fierce competitor. we got to know that when we watched you in those olympic games. do you think that part of your life helped prepare you for this challenge in your life many. >> absolutely. without a doubt. after the surgery there's that 72-hour period where the doctors said you could go or you could stay. my brother challenged me to a marathon. that fierce competitor said i've got to live so i can beat him in that marathon. >> there was a time at the time
of the accident where you stopped breathing. and you said that you actually had an unusual experience during that time, that you saw something. >> yeah. and i don't know what it was, but it was almost like i was very confined. like very confined and it was like a whitish-green hue around me and i felt very, very at peace. i remember just kind of going through it and all of a sudden i woke up and i'm in the hospital. i don't know what it was. was it the tunnel? i don't know. >> are you a spiritual person? >> i am, yes. >> more so now? >> more so now, of course. you know, there's something bigger and better than me. focus on it a little bit because i'd like to meet that person later rather than sooner. >> goals? have you set big goals for yourself? you told me when i saw you in rehab you want to walk again. >> yes. >> think you can reach that goal? >> i think so, yeah. tom has been setting me up with a guy who does muscle
activation. and he helped me get back to the olympics after two shoulder surgeries. why can't he get me back up on my feet now? we'll see what happens. >> i challenged you last time to fly to new york and join us. i learned never to challenge you because you can do it. i say come back any time. we love to see you. and tom, a pleasure to see you. >> you too. coming up, we're going to talk about the remarkable life of joan rivers with her dear friend kathy griffin. and carson is going to have a special guest in the orange room. that's after t ( telephone rings ) hi, honey. how's the camping trip? well, kids had fun, but i think i slept on a rock. what are you doing? having coffee. ah, sounds good! i thought you'd say that. ah. ♪ the best part of wakin' up... ♪ you're the best! wake up to the mountain grown aroma of folgers.
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thank you so much. it's a week-long celebration of hispanic culture, viva "today." jorge bernal. >> you got that right. >> it's the orange room in honor of our hispanic counterpart. we have so much in common. you host "the voice" for kids. >> which is the counterpart of "the voice" which you proudly do. it's kids 7 to 15 years old. there's a couple of differences. we have a handsome host. i'm kidding. and we have three coaches as opposed to four in "the voice." >> you work with the kids. such great talent. the show is incredible. in over 160 countries now. let's bring in a voice judge alumni, ladies and gentlemen, usher in the house on the plaza today.
>> how are you? >> read this if you wouldn't mind, sir? >> where did usher make his television debut? >> we'll have the answer to this. how are you, man? >> i cannot complain, actually. it's early. if i were to complain about anything. but hey, we're up having a good time. i'm not suited, but i fit right in. >> you're usher. you don't have to be. usher, guys, on the plaza. a huge concert. we'll have that. jorge, good to have you. stick around. we'll have that concert coming up on the plaza. but first your local news and weather. [ male announcer ] lowe's presents how to find your true calling.
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good morning, i'm christine maddela. a humid friday. let's get the first alert forecast from meteorologist bill henley. >> still seeing the fog, not only in the city, but look at the mountains. this is the view from camelback. just seeing the sun trying to break through. right now the temperatures are warmer in the mountains and in the city than we saw yesterday. 68 degrees right now for mt. pocono and 75 in wilmington and 74 in philadelphia. the clouds will slowly send out mostly cloudy, 76 degrees at 9:00. 90 the chance of showers later today. before you head out to work or school, you want to get a check of traffic from jillian mele. >> delays out there over the place, this is a live look at the toll plaza at the base of the ben franklin bridge in camden. this delays continues over the bend into philadelphia and
pretty heavy jam there. jammed 95 southbound right at girard from woodhaven to the vine. the man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl are both expected to take the stand for the prosecution today. prosecutors claim christina rugusta lived in the house where the young girl was being held. forensic experts say her dna was on the t-shirt the victim was wearing when she was found. her defense attorney argued the experts could not pinpoint how the dna got on her shirt. the judge warned her if she another outburst in court like she had on wednesday, she'd have to watch the proceedings from a video feed. we'll have another update in 25 minutes and always get the latest news and weather on our website, nbc10.com. now back to "today" show. i'm christine maddela.
we're back at 8:00. lining up for a 8:30 concert from the one and only usher who happens to be the one and only guy right over here standing with us. >> already worked up a sweat this morning. >> yeah, super early. >> you got to do this every day. >> it's better when you do it every day. >> where did usher get his u.s. tv debut?
mickey mouse club, kids incorporated or star search. >> everybody knows it was mickey mouse club, right? kids incorporated. for my real fans you know i started on "star search." >> there you go. >> 13 at the time. >> 13. i hold the record for the longest note before they stopped. >> you have that record? >> i held on to that record. that's all i had, you know. >> too bad it didn't work out for you after that show. we're looking forward to your concert. you can tell, by the way, he's kind of glowing here. >> i'm sweating. >> even in rehearsal, which is cool. we're looking forward to the show in a couple minutes. >> you guys ready? all right, let's go inside. willie has a look at all the headlines of the morning. >> a third american missionary who contracted ebola in africa has arrived.
however, sacra will not start his treatment with the experimental drug that was>zñbñn to brantley and writebol because that supply has run out for now. exchanged fire with pro-russian rebels even as cease-fire talks were getting under way. good morning. >> willie, good morning. president putin will not, himself, be at the cease talks but he will be watching from the background while we have been able to observe just this morning the fighting continuing. explosions, echoes through the night. this morning, ukrainian forces prepared to defend their city. shell fire from the pro-russians who are just past this
checkpoint. there it is, again. ukrainians are stuck in here at this checkpoint ready for a fight. >> their commander has no doubt who the enemy is. you think it's the russian army? >> of course. we can see it's russian. >> reporter: we crossed the front lines to meet those pro-russian forces. they are well armed and their commander hiding his face says he wants to keep fighting. do you believe there is a cease-fire now? >> in those three months. >> reporter: the land which the war is winning and president putin is calling the shots. and even here in the center, we ehave been able to hear the shelling continue and there are reports, willie that the pro-russian forces have entered this city. >> thank you very much. back here in the states,
former virginia governor bob mcdonald plans to appeal his conviction on corruption charges. mcdonald once a rising star in the american party and his wife, maureen, each face up to 30 years in prison when they're sentenced in january, although they're unlikely to be locked up that long. convicted thursday accepting $365,000 in gifts and loans from a business executive in exchange for political favors when mcdonald was governor. an internet prank artist in poland having terrifying fun by dressing up a dog to look like a giant spider. he staged a fake spider dog attack in an elevator and waited for the doors to open and watch people scream and run away. took the scare to a new level. this youtube video has more than 3 million views at the moment. the creator's facebook page declares "insane people are the best." he's proving it, again, this morning. it's 8:05 and let's send it back outside to the gang.
>> we're trying to take a selfie with a flip phone. we're going to figure this one out. sell bracelebrating your first anniversary. you and him. where are you from? >> indiana. >> we'll figure out the phone thing in just a second. give you the forecast for the pick city of the day. raleigh, north carolina, hot and humid. no storms today but redevelop as they go into saturday and sunday. sunday temperatures should cool back down. look where the cold front is. only in the 60s for high temperatures today in parts of the plains and 90s out ahead of that cold front. that is a look at the weather across the country. now here is a peek out your window. good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. a steamy day today. humidity will stay with us as the fog and cloe clouds clear. this afternoon, a chance we'll see late-day showers and thunderstorms and even more likely we'll see storms and steamier conditions for saturday. high of 92 degrees.
and then sunday drying out, actually pretty nice weather, but the humidity dropping and the chance of showers coming back for monday, tuesday and wednesday with highs in the 70s. have great day. and that's your latest forecast. thank you, dylan. we'll take a break. when we come back on trending, how much is publicity worth? we're going to talk about one town rolling out the red carpet for a beer ad. >> all right. also coming up, we'll catch up with carrie underwood. boy has she had a big week. >> a big music superstar. we have oun of your own behind us. he goes by one name. it is usher. it is sweets become salaries. an oven heats up a community la cocina, a small kitchen that kick-starts the careers of 41 entrepreneurs. they bring the talent. we help fund the tools.
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and wonder why they paint the streets blue and the light poles are painted blue, too. you turn the corner, there are blue shop windows and doors and a giant blue gorilla. that's what happened to the people in a colorado town. it became part of a secret deal with anheuser-busch. the beer company paying half a million dollars to turn the town into a living advertisement. beginning today, a thousand revelers will descend upon the town for a weekend-long party. despite the money they paid the town, a lot of residents are not at all happy. >> did they take a vote or anything? >> no. >> this was a back room deal. >> that's not nice. >> did they get any beer out of the deal? >> i don't know. >> it's for a commercial. >> three days to shoot the commercial. >> are they going to paint it back? >> i don't know. >> all right. you ever try to get your home to look as perfect as it always
does it seems in the ikea catalog? pretty hard. there's a reason for that. ikea is revealing that 75% of the pictures that you see in the catalog are actually created by computers. 75% we're talking about. it's not real. >> the company's i.t. manager telling the computer graphics society that using 3-d models saves time, heightens appeal. >> anybody care to -- >> if you want the nightstand, they have a fee by it and i can buy just the nightstand for 199 bucks. >> this is what it's supposed to look like. look at that. 32 pages to assemble one piece of furniture. >> i don't understand a single page of those instructions. >> you get to the end and you're missing that one little thing. >> not good. >> guys, there was an unwelcome guest during a big game at the u.s. open. a huge plastic bag. the elusive invader threatening to disrupt the match between
caroline wozniacki and -- that's when a ball girl flies in. >> wow. >> good thing -- from the sidelines to nab the bag. the crowd was so impressed with her quick moves, they gave her a standing ovation. there it is. >> wow. >> it doesn't even hit the court. >> nice catch. >> never stood a chance. that's what's trending today. up next -- kathy griffin remembers her dear fri we're back now with more on the life and legacy of joan rivers. her career spanned seven decades, from her start as a young stand-up comic to her
biting comments on celebrity fashion in recent years. she was also an author of several books and in 2012's "i hate everyone starting with me" joan shared how she wanted her life to be celebrated in her well-known comedic style. >> when i die, and yes melissa, the day will come and yes, melissa, everything is still in your name, i want my funeral to be a huge showbiz affair with lights, and cameras and action. i want craft services, i want paparazzi, i want publicists making a scene. i want it to be hollywood all the way. don't give me some rabbi rambling on. i want meryl streep crying in five different accents. i don't want a eulogy. i want bobby vinton to go over that casket and pick up my head and look directly into my lifeless eyes and sing "mr. lonely." i want to look gorgeous, better dead than i do alive. i want to be buried in a
valentino gown. i want harry wise to make she a toe tag. i want a -- my hair will be blowing more than beyonce's on stage. >> kathy griffin worked with joan rivers and called her a dear friend. kathy, it's nice to see you. good morning. my condolences. >> thank you. i am devastated because i will miss her forever. but also, i am so dazzled and impressed by her that, even the night before she went into her coma, she did a book q and a for her latest book and also did a full hour set here in new york. so that's hardcore love of the game, professionalism and she also had so many platforms to do her comedy and sell stuff on qvc and found time to be a friend. >> i love what you said there. you said she was the one that you looked at and realized women could take center stage and be funny. >> yes.
but i also was aware of her struggles and true trials and tribulations. often in our conversations i would be complaining about, you know, sexism or something about being a girl comic, which is very different than a comedic actress or whatever. she would just say, it's just different for girls. it's just different. and sometimes i would tell her something that i thought was revealing about, did you know that this still happens to women in the industry? i got -- i had a very high-level agent recently on a conference call, call me all kinds of names and scream at me. i had to have dinner with joan and say, did this ever happen to you? of course. guys still talk to women in the industry this way? well on to the next. she was very good at always being on to the next thing. >> you said when you came in this morning and you flew overnight to be here, i appreciate that, one of the things you said to me was said i think it's important we draw a distinction between comedic actresses as you just mentioned and someone who can take the
microphone alone on stage and command the room. >> yeah. and one thing in the great documentary about her called "a piece of work." she said there's nothing they can do to me anymore. i've been fired and insulted. she was really never fired. one thing she would say is, remember, no disrespect to your industry or this wonderful company, but she would often say, remember when it comes to networks and studios or conglomerates, she used to call them replaceable heads. all these executives that go through phases, for two years they love you and you're the hottest thing in the world and the new executive comes in and maybe doesn't get joan. she would say she was fired. you can't fire her because she was always going to go back to stand-up. she just had such a burning desire to hit the mic and she would do qvc and her shows, but that live experience, she did up until her last night before coma. >> new york comedy has always
reminded me of hers and i hope you take that as a compliment. >> absolutely. >> neither one of you, vowed never to go the political correct route. >> or apologize. it's a strict, no apology rule. i think that she understood that that's really what comedy is. and that's our job. so when people get offended or get mad at her, she was very good at letting it roll off her back. her whole thing is who gets it and who doesn't. we're talking about a celebrity upset with her and she would say, they don't get it. what dazzled me is she was able to win over so many of the people in her act. by the way, kathie lee gifford is one of them. she would really mention kathy lee quite a bit in her act and then one day, she said i'm going to her birthday party. i said what? how did you score that invite? she paved the way for me and all
the girls. >> she said in her funeral, she wants the toe tag to be from harry winston and wants a fan hidden in her casket so her hair blows like beyonce's. >> i thought i was in versailles and i was like joan, maybe a little much? she said this is how marie antoinette would have lived if she was a comic. she was so many people but one was making you laugh no matter what it took and a big part of her also was -- did enjoy the finer innings athings and in fa very, very close with the royals and she actually took me four years ago to windsor castle and buckingham palace and we had two amazing nights with charles and camilla, her buds and would go painting with prince charles in balmoral and he adores her. i was very impressed by that. because people maybe would say
joan's humor wasn't classy. well she's in buckingham palace right now. >> in pretty good company. >> she's in good company. also, she would -- charles said something wonderful to me when she was introducing us and he pulled me in and he said, withoute comedians and newspapes who would keep us honest. the gets it column. >> you'll be sharing for memories. nank you for flying in for this. i appreciate it. >> thank you. the nfl season is starting. natalie has more on that. >> this morning we're kicking it off with a special season-long series called together we make football. nbc sports' josh elliott made his way to mile high in denver to get things started for us. josh, good to see you again. >> reporter: thanks, natalie. great to be with you. again, as you mentioned, the football season is upon us. we'll know that again sunday night in denver which means thrills will be fired, being,
national productivity will plummet. what might get lost, though, is the impact that the game has in the lives of so many of us here in this country. we wanted to tell those stories with this news series we're doing. we want to start in denver with a story of one high school football team just north of the city that starts its season in very particular fashion. >> you got a paint scraper. couple of paint scrapers. you guys need paint scrapers. did you see it written on there? >> head coach doug johnson has a very different playbook. >> provided. but you need scrapers. >> he also has a pretty good team. his trojans made the playoffs a year ago and entered this season ranked fourth in the state of colorado. >> football can teach you about how to live your life and be accountable, be responsible and finish what you start. >> finish it.
>> finish it. >> i believe it's the best game in the world. but giving to other people is way beyond that. >> each year, the team devotes one day of its training camp to community service. this day of service is as important as any game they'll play all year. >> our first game is tomorrow. we get a chance to open up the season 1-0. if we finish the projects we said we're going to do, we're 1-0. >> we're going to be weeding this whole area, we're also going to be moving all the debris and rocks. >> the team has seven different jobs to complete, including several projects at homes damaged by the terrible floods of a year ago. >> this brought a wonderful wambach in her home where she wants to be. >> today we'll be helping farmer roy stack owl this hay.
>> it's good for the entire team to come out and help. >> the team also helped to rebuild the center for at-risk children. >> we run on donations. this helps us to keep our costs down to provide services for children. >> before a game had even been played, the longmont trojans had done their best work. born of a camaraderie forged on the field that made so great a difference off of it. >> we opened up the season 1-0. i think it helps our football team. but you don't give to get. you get to give. >> a wonderful story and really some wonderful kids who are with us here today in denver. and natalie, we're going to have a big surprise for them coming up in our next half hour. for now, though, back to you. >> i can't wait for the surprise. it's a good one. josh elliott at mile high in
denver. >> the broncos take on the colts sunday night on nbc. it begins with football night in america 7:00 p.m. eastern. coming up, usher live in concert. but good morning, i'm vai sikahema. little muggier than we're used to the last couple days. let's get our forecast from meteorologist bill henley. >> with cool temperatures this morning, it is steamy and foggy for most of the area. live view from center city from the adventure aquarium. zero visibility and coastal and light fog in wilmington, but a dense fog from mt. holly, trenton, maybe some delays if you're getting ready to fly out 377 degrees in the city and already 75 in wildwood where they're seeing sunshine. some sunshine to warm us this
afternoon. let's get a look at the roads with jillian mele. jill? >> a slow go out there. this is a live look at 76 near the conshonhocken curve. an accident in huntington valley and check it out. this is the toll plaza in camden at the base of the ben franklin bridge. this continues from new jersey to philadelphia, vai? right now some roads are being blocked off in overbrook neighborhood. the driver left the scene but was later found. he was hurt and taken to the hospital. a witness said the car was trying to make a left turn when it slammed into a pole and flipped over. police are now detouring traffic while they investigate. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. i'm vai sikahema. we'll send you back to "today" show.
♪ we're back on a friday morning, september 5th, 2014. it feels like august out here, though. it's a bit steamy on the plaza this morning. exactly, things are flipped over. but we've got a great concert coming up in just a couple of minutes when usher and the guys and ladies take our stage. >> all right. also a special note. the stars are going to be
aligning tonight on nbc and three other networks as well for the stand up to cancer fundraising event. >> and some very important people will be helping out, katie couric, jennifer aniston, steve carell and many more. the goal is to raise money for cancer research and to get new therapy toss patients quickly. that is stand up to cancer tonight at 8:00, 7:00 central. check that out. >> always a very cooley vent. let's go back to josh elliott in denver where he promised a special surprise to a group out there in mile high. good morning. >> good morning, willie. the longmont high trojans, they take one day of their training camp every year and dedicate to the community. joining us now is their coach, doug johnson. coach, this is a wonderful thing that you've done. how did it all start? >> you know, this vision from 2007 and we just, i think everybody looked at me like i was crazy the first time we did
it. but everything from the ford dealership supporting us to these coaches, they put tennis shoes on them. it didn't mean much, but these guys carried it out every year. what a blessing. it's awesome. >> i'm guessing the alarm clock for the kids was a bit of a surprise this morning. also, we have a legendary bronco here, terrell davis. you hear about this, this is really the essence of team. >> when you look at a group of selfless young men just giving to give, not giving to get, that embodies what sports are all about. i enjoyed that. coach, i want to present you with a hat and a jersey from the denver broncos, the official broncos hat and jersey for the work that you have done. we appreciate that. i want to personally thank you for that. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> good luck. >> i wanted to ask you, what has it meant for your team coming
together? >> i think any time you sacrifice, it makes you a better teammate. a better husband, a better father, a better community member. it's helped us be unselfish. >> all right. we also want to let you guys now, terrell, there's another bit of surprise for the team. >> okay. thanks to the team. i want you to personally be my guest this sunday night when the broncos take on the colts right here on this field. you guys will be here. the broncos teammates will be here. be my guest and sit on the broncos right here on this field. >> guys, guys, guys. so you're going to be terrell's special guest on sunday. the broncos wanted you to start the season right. let's go! let's go!
whoa! >> not bad. not bad terrell. thanks for being here. natalie, we'll head back to you guys in new york. >> all right, josh. thank you very much. complete with pyrotechnics. >> that guy doesn't travel light. dylan, how about a check of the weather. >> it's feeling pretty warm out here today and tomorrow is going to be even hotter. temperatures will top out in the 90s, especially late afternoon and into the evening. wind and hail are good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. a steamy day today. humidity will stay with us as the fog and low clouds clear. we'll get some sunshine and warm into the upper 80s and low 90s. this afternoon, a chance we'll see late-day showers and thunderstorms and even more likely we'll see storms and steamier conditions for saturday. high of 92 degrees. sunday, drying out. actually pretty nice weather and
the humidity dropping and the chance of showers coming back for monday, tuesday and wednesday with highs in the 70s. have a great day. >> and that's your latest forecast. back to the orange room. >> dylan, thanks so much. i'm here with jorge bernal. people have been telling us why they're proud of their heritage. jorge, have a swipe at the board? >> thank you. proud to be a hispanic. we got a tweet from luis. basically, our customs, our cuisine, our food, our fighting spirit and our freedom. we got another one from ricky. ricky says, family, love, support and latin music. couldn't have said it better myself. employees and fans of telemundo have been using the #viva today about what makes them proud to
be latino in the u.s. go ahead and send yours using #vivatoday. >> very well done. jorge bernal. let's go to matt. matt? >> announcer: the toyota concert series on "today," brought to you by toyota. all right, carson, thank you very much. in the world of music, it doesn't get bigger than the man on our stage this morning. he's been racking up the hits for two decades and winning over millions of fans all along the way. usher, singer, dancer, producer, songwriter, actor, international superstar. selling 50 million albums worldwide. winning eight grammy awards and nine number one hits. usher has been ranked by the recording industry association of america as one of the best selling artists in music
history. usher's live performances are epic. a clear fan favorite. he has over 50 million facebook friends and nearly 10 million twitter followers. he hasn't missed a beat in his 20-year career. the new album in the works, a brand new tour, it doesn't look like he'll be slowing down any time soon. let's not make you wait any longer. here he is performing his brand new song, she came to give it to me. ladies and gentlemen, usher! ♪ ♪ ♪
♪ clap your hands. i'm so confused ♪ if you only knew ♪ new york, make some noise. ♪ there ain't no shortcuts to doing something right ♪ ♪ if you knew what i knew ♪ she'd be yours tonight ♪ [ applause ] >> we'll have more music from usher in a moment. but first on a friday morning, this is "today" on nbc.
usher is getting us dancing on the stage. welcome back to "today." we saw usher never fails to impress. >> he's giving me grief. >> he's giving him dance lessons. >> this is why he's one of the top selling artists in the generation. >> he don't move. that's the problem. >> that's his move, though. >> this is his move. >> somebody who finally understands it. there you go. >> down pretty well. >> you've had a busy summer. not like you took the summer off. >> no, not at all. in preparation for the u.r. experience. 27 cities across north america. really excited to kick it off here, the "today" show. man, hey, this is what -- it's been three years since i've performed on stage. went to the voice. won the voice. >> congratulations. >> i miss you guys so much. >> what you do, watching you on
stage. are you excited about the tour? >> i'm ecstatic. i can't wait to get back to the stage and n unpredictability of what it is. you never know what's going to happen, city to city, it's a different show every night. >> people should get out and see you. we're getting a taste of that performance. what are you going to sing right now? >> i'll just show you. i'm not going to tell you. >> ladies and gentlemen! ♪ ♪ new york, you with me? ♪ hey! hey, hey, hey! ♪ ♪
it's like another pit stop back there. natalie has a question. do you ever forget a move? >> you're unbelievable. you go from one to the next and you're singing. >> live and i'm not lip-synching either. >> now for your local news. good morning, i'm vai sikahema. better find a way to stay cool today. hey, bill. >> the areas seeing sunshine including the shore seeing temperatures warm up today. live view from cape may and sunshine across much of delaware and south jersey. but inland the satellite imagery
still showing some low clouds and some light fog, too. but that will thin out. and the temperatures will take off. already 77 degrees in philadelphia. looking for low 90s this afternoon. >> thank you, bill. today the aunt and boyfriend of a philadelphia woman accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting the 5-year-old girl are expected to take the stand. prosecutors claim christina regusters boyfriend lived in the house with a young girl being held. in court yesterday, forensic experts say regusters dna was on the t-shirt the victim was wearing when she was found. the experts could not pinpoint how or how regusters dna got on that t-shirt. the judge warned her if she has another outburst in court like she did earlier this week, she would have to watch the proceedings from a video feed. this weekend organizers from last year's world meeting will take the next steps to prepare for the event. video of the philadelphia
delegation at the vatican earlier this year hoping to convince pope francis to come to the gathering in september of next year. archbishop charles will unveil the prayer and the iconic image for the event. another update in 25 minutes and, of course, get the latest news and weather on nbc10.com. send you back to "today" show. i'm vai sikahema. send you back to "today" show. have a great day.
from nbc news, this is "today's" take with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to this friday morning, september 5, 2014. a massive crowd again on a friday morning outside on the plaza. listening to usher sing and move. >> he's unreal. i'm in awe. i just could not stop watching him. he's going to join us coming up in a little bit. he's got one more song coming up this hour. >> in just a few minutes, we're beginning remembering the life of the great joan rivers who passed yesterday as you know by now at the age of 81 years old. a trailblazer. we know that by now.
i've heard people say a trail blazing female comedian. >> she's a trail blazing woman to break out on stage in a man's world. break in 1965 "the tonight show" with johnny carson. she guest hosted time and time again. the only person johnny would let do that. she joined fox later as the host of the late show that lasted only a few months. that was a bump in the road for her. people remember her hosting fashion police. let's check out some of her funniest moments through the years. >> my body is dropping so fast bugs bunny saw my rear end and said now i know what's not -- >> she's a fashionista but the lace and the jewelry and the earrings, it was more crap on this than you find in a sky mall catalog. >> i knew she didn't like me when she bit the head off the
bride. >> good news, bad news. good news is you look amazing. bad news, angelina is in the same color ten minutes ahead of you. >> you're ready for a joke. >> it is. >> the most exciting, glamorous, beautiful, alive city in the world and there's nothing like t anyone doesn't like it, we don't want you anyhow. >> go live in jersey. we don't want you. >> joan's daughter melissa well-known to a lot of people as well. announcing her mother's death yesterday. writing my mother's greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. although that's difficult to do right now, i know her final wish would be us to laugh. >> a final clip of joan and melissa as joan was about to go into surgery. >> all right. >> if anything happens, melissa, i'm no chicken. i've had a great life. an amazing life.
if i died this morning, you're a terrific person. you'll be fine. you're all fine. i've had an amazing life. if it ended right now, amazing life. you've been wonderful and we've had a great ride together. if something happens, things are fine and life is fine. and life is so much fun. >> i know. >> wow. >> hard to watch, so hard to watch. >> knowing that melissa is an only child. she has cooper, joan's only grandchild. dedicated grandmother she was. >> absolutely. >> dedicated mother as well. when you think about her career and how you would see melissa and she brought melissa in, the executive producer of fashion police. they are truly a team. a mother/daughter team. she wanted her daughter to enjoy her life and be a part of it.
she included her with her work as much as possible. a beautiful relationship they had. >> we're really lucky this morning. we have a couple of people inspired by joan rivers. two of the funniest in the world. >> i agree. >> let's begin with susie. she got up early in las vegas for us. we're grateful for that. she's headlining at the venetian. what are you thinking this morning, susie? >> willie, i just heard that clip. i started crying again. you know, i'm thinking here i am in vegas and i'm at the venetian where the sands used to be, which is where the rat pack perform. the idea that i could be here, i would never be here without joan. joan was a trailblazer. joan is completely irreplaceable. the hole that's left in the world, there's less laughter in the world now. we were hoping she'd go on another 15 years. it feels so tragic. even though you say she was 81, she had an amazing life. there was so much life in her and so much more that she had to
give us. she was a complete original. she's just not replaceable. >> absolutely. that's amazing you can say that susie. people are replicated, duplicated, copied. there was no one like joan rivers. and that she remained relevant throughout her career. there was a quote i read, she could talk about jackie o to j-lo. >> to me, as a comedian, her resiliency was remarkable. i mean, this woman got shut down and i know as a female comic the struggles she had, even more so than i had when i started 31 years ago. that she just had people in the beginning, i mean, if you read her books and talk to her, that just were telling her she wasn't funny and telling her she had no right to be out there. she was a different kind of comedian, female comedian than came before her. she was aggressive. she was no holds barred and people were -- did not really
readily accept that as a woman. but they accepted it from her because she was so funny. >> what do you think drove her even during the difficult times when people doubted her? >> you know, she just had this thing in her. part of it i think was that she was going to prove everybody wrong because she had so many naysayers when she was young and coming up and didn't have a lot of family support. you know, it's interesting you were talking about joan and melissa as a unit. joan didn't have that. she didn't have that with her own family. they weren't supportive of her. she really wanted to create a different kind of relationship with her own daughter. part of it was she just -- she wanted to make people laugh. that's what drove her. she wanted to make people laugh. that was what she was put on this earth for, she felt. she was right. >> she was absolutely right. >> also, why do you think she was able to be unapologetic. people would say is it too soon for this?
she would say i'm a comedian. >> this is an issue of mine. political correctness is the death of comedy. it's gotten worse because everybody everything is out in the open and everything is tweeted and facebooked. everybody is watching us under a microscope. but the comedian's job is to tell the truth. the comedian's job is to say things even if it's not comfortable but listen and hear it because it's funny. we take everything and twist it and make it funny so you can hear the difficult truth. joan was brilliant at that. she never -- she was fearless. she was completely fearless and she was out there and unapologetic. and that's what comedians should do. nice comedians, it doesn't work. >> a lot of us are huge fans of yours. the legacy lives on. we really appreciate you calling in from vegas. susie he is man headlining at the venetian.
we want to welcome comedian kathy griffin. going to join us here onset. come on over. >> kathy. >> how are you? >> join us. >> can we make room here? >> very nice. thank you. >> excellent. >> i brought my talking points. >> you have a lot to talk about because i mean, you were good friends with her. >> yeah. >> telling great stories about her. >> she was a true friend and a mentor. but also my mission is to make sure that her legacy is everything it deserves to be. so many people know joan from tmz or fashion police, which is great and which she invented. just so you know. invented taking celebrities walking into a building and made it two hours of entertainment. >> sure. >> she was like, truly like no one i ever met. i worked with her several times. we were good buds. we would get together and talk shop. and to know her was to love her. you'll probably be talking to a lot of people who say i met her
one time in a hallway and she was nice. duh. she was more than nice. she was so generous and so good to me and i kind of just forced her to be my mentor and then we became friends. because she blazed the trail that i don't want to get overlooked. we can get hung up on whatever, her going too far, which is not in a comedian's vocabulary. you're doing your job when you go too far and she mastered that. yet, she had a true vulnerability. one thing that was cool, i got to witness firsthand many times where she would be talking about a celebrity and then they would go to dinner later. that's a real art form. >> yeah. >> she was so kind and after her documentary, "a piece of work" came out, we were at a restaurant. she was glad they made it and it's a must watch.
it shows her work ethic which is unparalleled. i don't know if you know this. she was scheduled to do 15 shows in the u.k. in october. i don't know any comedian living or dead that could do three television shows, books and then have such a global reach. it's admirable and you guys saw her work so hard. >> off camera too. she would want to please everyone. she would come over to us and say did that go okay? she was great. >> she was the type of person you met and brag about that to your friends. >> absolutely. >> and so we had dinner recently and my assistant had left my keys at home and i was saying to joan, this is highly unacceptable, right? diva to diva. >> you call them on the phone and make him drive over here with your keys and he has to answer to me. >> my 24-year-old assistant goes over there with a sweatshirt on and she says i insist you sit down, enjoy the meal and it's on
me. >> she included everybody and then he said, i called five of my friends and said i have an evening that i will be talking about the rest of my life. she was funny and real and soft. she really was all those things. >> as we said to susie, her legacy lives on in you. proud to carry it on. >> i know you traveled overnight to spend time with us. thank you so much. >> thanks. >> let's get a check of the weather from dylan dreyer. >> we're keeping an eye on the tropics, especially in the pacific where hurricane norbert is sitting west of the southern tip of baja, california. it's not a powerful storm. it's a category 1 hurricane right now. but we're going to see moisture continue to stream up off of this system. but it's more the surf and the rip current. malibu, you'll see really nice weather. watch out for dangerous rip current today and those could last into monday. we have to keep an eye out for
good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. a steamy day today. humidity will stay with us as the fog and low clouds clear. we'll get some sunshine and warm into the upper 80s and low 90s. this afternoon a chance of late-day showers and even more likely we'll see a storm and steamier conditions for saturday. then sunday drying out, actually pretty nice weather but the nh the chanceying out, actually of showers coming back for monday, tuesday and wednesday with highs in the 70s. have a great day. >> that's your latest forecast, willie. >> thanks, dylan. usher has been floating across the plaza all morning long. he's got more music to come and look who is here. usher. >> the man himself. man himself. so it seemed like a good time to sell my car. well, we make it pretty easy. in fact, your appraisal should be ready, let's pull it up. now, how long do i have to decide on this offer?
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♪ >> sing it. >> this man knows how to put on a show. we know this. he's a singer, dancer, producer, actor, father. he can do it all. >> he's so talented on so many levels. he's sold 50 million albums worldwide, won 8 grammy awards. we're thrilled to have him performing today on the plaza. sitting next to us, usher. >> my favorite part of this concert, did you see this woman standing by the bakery and you kissed her? >> yeah. >> she was like, did that just happen? >> was that spontaneous. >> this tour is all about spontaneity. i always kind of followed the structure. i come up on stage, i dance, got the choreography. but when you come to the experience, you might get a kiss. oh, i like that. >> there are a lot of people who
train their whole life and never dance the way you do. you've got something that god gave you. how long have you been dancing the way you dance? >> as long as i've been moving. i think i've been dancing, i used to dance in my diapers. >> you know, dancing is just another artistic expression for me. it's kind of like my art in motion. you know what i mean? >> you mean -- you were a huge hit at the vma's with the hit single, she came to give it to you. >> meanwhile, you're doing that with nicki minaj. >> ooh. >> that's bootie and the bass. >> boom. go hard. >> whoa! we got to make sure -- >> head-butt. boom. there it is go. slow-mo. >> hurt a little bit. >> it might have hurt her a little bit, yeah. it was all in good taste.
that's what you have to expect with the u.r. experience. i may pick up my bass. people don't know i play the bass. i'm jamming out with my band. like we did today, we do it every time we work. >> you were dancing just to warm up a little bit in performing. >> we have a secret to share. >> please do share. >> what we experience is the cool down of usher. they ran in with the little mini fans to cool you down because you were -- >> they take good care of me. they cooled me off. >> you posted the picture on instagram. >> we should explain. it couldn't be muggier outside. your hands stick together. >> i sweat -- i think about dancing and start sweating. >> you carry the towel just in case, right? >> i sweat watching you dance. that's how good a dancer you are. >> you should you tweet that. what do you do while usher is dancing? >> i lose weight while usher is
dancing. >> you're juggling this with acting. i love that you're playing sugar ray in a movie. >> we just returned from panama. man, it's going to be an incredible film. it is about him. but if you know the story with sugar ray leonard, it plays a great deal in how he became who he is. robert deniro is in it. >> amazing. >> and ellen burr kin. it's going to be incredible. >> usher, you're the kind of guy we root for. i can't believe you've been in business 20 years and still killing it, man. we appreciate it. >> it didn't feel like 20 years either. >> you were in diapers. >> another song coming up later. >> go ahead. sing. >> we were talking about -- i was saying under -- talking about star search. >> underrated usher song is hot
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go power oats! go! go power! yayyyy! good morning, i'm vai sikahema. the morning fog has lifted but i don't think the humidity has. bill? >> we're seeing that fog slowly clear, but the clouds are hanging in there for much of the area and, yes, the humidity is staying, as well. live view from the melon bank building in center city. the cloud showing up on the satellite imagery and extending delaware and south jersey. they will thin out. in spite of the clouds, the temperatures are climbing. 81 in wildwood and cloudy and 77 in philadelphia. the humidity stays high and late-day showers and thunderstorms, high temperatures near 90. police have been detouring traffic after a car crash and
flipped over in philadelphia's overbrook neighborhood. this all happened around 5:00 this morning at the base of the 59th street bridge. police say the driver left the scene and was later found. he was hurt and taken to the hospital and a witness said the car was trying to make a left turn when it crashed into a pole and flipped over. in atlantic city, officials with the trump taj mahal said more notices may be sent to employees in the near future. the casino told state regulators if it doesn't start making more money it could be in trouble. meantime, trump plaza says it may keep its internet gambling operation up and running when the casino shuts down on september 16th. in a petition to casino regulators, they are still weighing their options. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. you can always get the latest news and weather on nbc10.com. we'll send you back to "today." show.
welcome back from "today" on this friday morning. the 5th day of september, 2014. folks outside want to hear usher do one more song. >> one of the songs of the summer. last night she joined jimmy fallon and the roots to perform the song. we've seen jimmy do this before using nothing but classroom instruments. ♪ ♪
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> i love that bit too. >> i love it with the instruments. it almost simplifies it. >> they've got other kids instruments. >> i was telling you guys, i was upstairs two days ago doing something for meredith vieira's new show. i hear the instruments. the door flies open, there's jimmy. what are you guys doing? >> making sure -- it's so cool. >> nice. let's go to dylan right now. another check of your weekend forecast. >> all about the bass. but the instruments. >> we can take both.
>> have it all day. >> we do have it all here on nbc. we've got a lot of rain moving through parts of the midwest. take a look back to the eastern rockies through the plains and up into iowa. that's where we have pockets of heavier rain. even north central parts of kansas is where we have torrential downpours. in denver, colorado, we're looking for early morning showers, afternoon thunderstorms. it will start to clear up later on this evening. it's going to heat up by the time we get to sunday which is our sunday night football game in denver. we're looking at a slight risk of stronger storms on saturday as the cold front moves eastward. we could see large hail, damaging wind gusts. those would be late in the day moving west to east on saturday. scattered showers and storms through the southeast as well. on sunday, we're starting to see improvements. high pressure builds in. temperatures are nice and comfortable. going from 90s on the east coast on saturday down to the 70 s. looks nice good morning, i'm
meteorologist bill henley. a steamy day today, humidity will stay with us as the fog and low clouds clear and sunshine and warm to the upper 80s and low 90s. a chance we'll see late-day showers and thunderstorms and even more likely we'll see storms and steamier conditions for saturday. high of 92 degrees and then sunday drying out. pretty nice weather, but the humidity dropping and the chance of showers coming back for monday, tuesday and wednesday with highs in the 70s. have a great day. >> that's your latest forecast. back to you guys. >> dylan, thank you very much. george clooney's new directing gig. our friend meredith vieira's big return to daytime and hottest celebrities on a steamy mexican vacation. >> jack rico is here. jack, good morning. >> thanks for having me. >> let's start with star power. >> against directing, right? >> george clooney is getting
together -- about the rupert murdoch phone hacking scandal. it's going to be based on a book. called "hack attack: inside the story of how the truth caught up with rupert murdoch." it's going to have a lot of star power in that film. it's definitely going to whirlwind probably the festivals all along. >> lot of big names lined up for this? >> there's definitely not a star cast. they're lining up a lot of good actors. >> speaking of the star shining bright here, willie was peeking in at meredith's new show that premieres monday. >> here on nbc. it's going to be heavy on chatter, entertainment. it's going to have a lot of stories. >> hoda popping out. >> j-lo there. >> it's going to be a lot of fun. >> wishing her a lot of good vibes on monday. >> if you watch it, it brings out everything you love about meredith, she's funny and edgy and so sweet and generous.
i think people are really going to love the show. >> just sing like me. >> i love that. >> next for parents like me. love frozen. frozen has a mini frozen coming out. >> yes. frozen has a new short film called frozen fever. the word on this is the premise of the storyline is going to be elsa is controlling her powers at a birthday party for her sister anna. it's going to be the original directors and voice cast. there's going to be a new song. it looks like it's going to be attached to a new live action cinderella film coming out march of 2015. but, no word so far on a feature length sequel. >> keep that frozen train rolling. >> photo of the week. sophia vergara and her shirtless man on vacation. >> tell me about it. they're hanging out with her new
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bill murray. it feels like hugh grant, about a boy, about a 12-year-old boy who moves into a neighborhood and has an unlikely relationship with murray's character who gambles and goes to strip joints. word is that the performances are powerhouse amazing and the toronto film festival named bill murray day today, september 5th. congratulations to bill murray. >> we love our bill murray. >> jack, thanks for coming in. how to make ice cream without an ice cream maker and kitchen shortcuts to use this weekend. basic moisturization isn't enough. you need healing. the only lotion with healing micro-droplets of vaseline jelly, new vaseline intensive care deeply moisturizes dry skin from the first application and keeps it healed for 3 weeks. ♪ healing that lasts for 3 weeks. that's the healing power of vaseline.
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erica hill is here with a preview of what's happening on the weekend. >> he's a tough act to follow. >> one of the nicest people when he's here. >> sure is. >> so cool to everybody. >> i heart usher. >> just to be clear here. coming up this weekend, we have a fantastic story. i'm really excited about it. two sisters, their dad was in the military, one of them was in the military. they wanted to keep everything in their family dedicated to the military. they decided to start a
business. the term i think is upcycling. used cargo goods, as you can see there from the army. they're making them into really cool bags. they're not only repurposing the material, but they also employ 38 veterans. they are determined to help this business give back. it's a really beautiful story. some of the bags will be onset. we'll tell you about the ladies. they'll share more of their story with us. >> really cool. >> erica, look forward to seeing you tomorrow. >> i'm going to find usher. >> i think he's here. screaming girls. >> thanks guys. >> remembering joan rivers after your local news.
good morning, i'm vai sikahema. the all-important weekend with meteorologist bill henley and his first alert forecast. good morning, bill. >> it's a steamy one. we're seeing clouds steam out and some sunshine breaking through and eventually we'll see that in philadelphia. much of the area dealing with fog and low clouds. much of the fog has disappeared and the low clouds have already ended in cape may and that's where the temperatures are
already in the 80s. 78 degrees in philadelphia and allentown at 75. late this afternoon, we could see some showers and thunderstorms with temperatures near 90 degrees. >> thank you, bill. this morning we learned that a 10-year-old boy who was hit by a car in northeast philadelphia has died. the boy was riding his bike around 8:30 last night when he was hit on long shore avenue. the driver did stop and won't face any charges. philadelphia firefighters put out an underground fire in center city that caused smoke to rise from manhole cover. it broke out around midnight at 15th and sanford street. it was not a transformer fire and no power outages reported. this weekend organizers for next year's world meeting of families in philadelphia well take the next steps to prepare for the event. this is video of the delegation earlier at the vatican this year. during a mass on sunday evening, the archbishop will unveil the
from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> hey, everybody. it's try day friday. there's sadness in the whole world because a lot of the laugher has gone out of the world. hopefully temporarily, but our good friend joan rivers did pass yesterday. surrounded by family and friends we are told. and -- >> hollywood walk of fame. >> everyone wants to find a way to sort of pay tribute. you know, whether it's putting flowers at her home on the upper
eastside in new york or laying flowers there. >> it's funny, when you think of joan rivers, you've known her for many years, we talked about the old pictures when you hosted with regis. >> she was a consummate guest. any time you could book her, you wanted her. you knew it would be sparks. she never ever ever bored you ever. she electrified whatever show she was on. everybody is talking about what a comic genius she was. nobody disputes that. but the one thing that i love -- look how long ago that was. >> wow. >> yeah. >> wow. >> yes, i have been every color, except my natural color which is gray. >> see, joan would have appreciated that joke. >> she would have. she and i were friends -- colleagues early on. i met her when i first came out to los angeles. but we bonded as really good friends when she stood up for me when i was accused of all kinds of awful things. and she just said are you crazy?
do you know what this -- you know, she stood up for me. and at times it felt like she was the only one was. >> that seems to be the theme. >> right. >> she has the same people in her life over all those years. and she was also -- if you think that your life is hard, and when you fall down and you have a terrible thing, what are you going to do? she is the poster child for how you can get up and do it again and again and again. whether it's being on a late night talk show host, the show getting cancelled. her husband committing suicide. and joan bounced back. whether it was her -- just kind of switching gears and changing directions and suddenly one day, she ends up on the red carpet, asking people what are you wearing? >> who are you wearing? >> who are you wearing? >> right. >> she used to be the people who people -- >> she looks like zsa zsa gabor there. >> she sure does. when you talk about an original, very few originals anymore. >> yeah. >> joan rivers sort of epitomizes that. >> but you're right about the theme.
she was known for her caustic at times humor, but she treated with -- everybody was equal. warm. she'd crack a joke with the electrician like she was cracking a joke with johnny carson. >> she would ask about when she would come on the show, who are you dating, what is he like? she was up on the relationship things. >> she liked love. like she liked people falling in love. >> i heard a story, i don't know if it in one of her books or not. but i hope it's true, because i don't want to pass on something that isn't true. i read on the day her husband actually killed himself, she and melissa went out to dinner that night. and they're looking at the menu and of course devastated and joan looks at melissa and said you know what, honey, if your
dad looked at these prices he'd kill himself again. that's the way she dealt with it. she wasn't a classic hollywood beauty. so she'd point out the obvious. i know i'm not -- then the whole plastic surgery thing she talked about. >> when you talk about -- she talked -- she joked about death a lot. >> yeah. >> would always say, my next move is to the casket. i could go any moment which i say about frank all the time. which is terrible. but you laugh. >> you cope with it. >> she got very serious. i think back in 2012, she was going into surgery, some sort of surgery. we're not sure what it was. a couple of years ago. >> right. >> she had a conversation with her daughter melissa. just before that surgery, and it was part of they reality show. let's look at this conversation. >> all right. if anything happens, melissa -- no, but i'm no chicken. i have had a great life. an amazing life. if i die before, nobody says sew
you up. you're a terrific person. cooper's fine. you're all fine. i have had an amazing life. if it ended right now, amazing life. and you have been wonderful. we've had a great ride together. if something happens, things are fine and life is fine. and life is so much fun. it's one big movie. >> i know. i know. >> oh, my god. >> she enjoyed every moment of it. she just did. she was just great to be around. you hated when she walked out the door, you know? >> how about melissa having that moment though? just thinking like, because certain things you wonder what your parent would say if they had a chance to say something. and she -- she heard it. she said it. she has it captured like forever.
>> but, you know, you can hear in her voice then. she was going in to find out why she was getting increasingly more hoarse. the new york state health department is investigating her death. they say it's routine. >> yeah, they have to check it out. >> we have had her on here a bunch. she was always -- i mean, she was -- >> here's some of the fun moments we had with joan on our show. >> we have one thing to say -- >> yeah. >> can we talk? >> you want to get lucky with joan it's not going to work. >> get lucky with me you have to send me a pretty walker. >> it's a holiday show. you gave us fattening foods. sorry. i don't date that much anymore. but i have a great sex life. i wish i had an apartment, but -- >> the old rules are the good rules. you marry for money. you can always fake orgasm, but not a rent check. melissa is adopting another child, maybe.
>> is she? >> from a tribe in australia. his name is click click. now we'll have cooper and click click rosenberg. >> i sense a little tension with a couple of the neighbors in the building. >> well, we have a mafioso in the building which i really like. we think we have a hooker. we really do. but enough about you. it's fashion week, it is amazing. >> a lot of good material? >> the whole place smells. angelina jolie told me this. she said style is something you have. you cannot steal it from anybody like a husband, you know? you either -- [ laughter ] i know. i kept tripping, and my toe -- walk into that one. very nice. color is good because the wind blows up your legs, they will match. the skirt -- kind of like a purple.
it's got a little lace. it's the perfect length. it's classy. let me do it with you. >> no. >> are those tuxedo pants? >> yeah, old chanel. >> beer. >> look at hoda. >> what did she say? >> joan asked if we were drinking ensure. >> she is still a piece of work. >> yes. >> the only miss joan rivers. >> what a lot of great memories. we love it. >> wow. jimmy fallon -- what i love about jimmy he wears his heart on his sleeve. he was paying tribute on all the shows. >> remember, she wasn't -- she was not on "the tonight show" for years after carson. you remember that -- >> their falling out. famous falling out. >> and leno kept the ban alive. >> so did conan too.
>> it was jimmy fallon who decided it was time to break that ban. he talked about her last night. >> we had her on our very first "the tonight show" when i took over. she had -- i'm lucky to say this. i got to work with her and have her on our "the tonight show." at the beginning of the show i said to all my friends -- to my friend out there who said i couldn't host "the tonight show," you owe me 100 bucks. i had a parade of celebrities throw 100 bucks on the desk, it was great. and joan rivers, we asked joan to be one of the people. she came out, and she came over to me. and she started crying. gave me a kiss. it was really emotional and really nice. we loved her. we will definitely miss her. gosh, joan rivers one of the greatest. >> oh. >> remember the time we went over to her apartment? >> oh, my gosh. >> she had an amazing -- she's old time glamour. we went over to her apartment and here it is. >> look at her house.
we didn't know what her house would look like. >> in new york city. we were pretending we were going to buy it, remember? >> we really weren't. we did it for the show. >> yes. yes. >> but we got in bed with her. >> well, we're not supposed to have done that, you know what i'm saying? anyway, it was really great. >> yeah. >> so many great -- there we go. get in the sack. it's beautiful. >> right on fifth avenue. >> she got in with us. >> so in honor of joan, i'm going to tell you some of her best one liners for today's friday funny. the ones that we can tell. >> yes. >> i don't exercise. if god wanted me to bend over he would have put diamonds on the floor. >> yeah. >> i have a friend who was going through menopause. came by for lunch today. her hot flash was so bad it steam cleaned my carpet. >> i wish i had a twin so i could know what i'd look like without plastic surgery. my life is like a piece of swiss cheese. most of it's missing and what's there stinks. >> oh.
>> good times. >> yeah. >> good times. we don't know for sure, but apparently there will be services held for her on sunday. >> friday too. >> she says she wants a party. she wants paparazzi, she wants a spread out there. funny. she wants everybody to go on with their lives and find joy in it. that's what we'll try to do for the rest of this show. >> yes. >> we're off to see the wizard. >> youtube sensation will perform some incredible illusions for us right after this. tell you: you're doing okay, mom. i can call you "mom," right? i know we haven't known each other very long, but you seem like a real keeper. you're not perfect. but you're trying. anyway, i want you to know how much i appreciate you. you know, right? how much i love you. you're doing okay, mom. how much i love you.
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trouble. the new york post is reporting the taj is headed to bankruptcy court unless it can reach a deal with its lenders. trump plaza says it it may keep its gambling operation up and running when the the casino shuts down on september 16th. in a petition with casino regulators trump entertainment says it's weighing options when it comes to seeking permission to keep the internet license live. you can always get the latest news and weather on nbc 10 news.com. i'm vai sikahema. have a great day.
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we are back with more of "today" on this try day friday. and magic -- >> if you love it, you'll love all the hocus-pocus on the wizard wars. >> this is headlined by penn and teller and they create the most awe inspiring illusions using a set of random objects. >> the winners take on the expert home team of world renowned wizards including justin flom. hi, justin. >> thank you so much for having me. >> what a fun show. so this is -- >> it's wild. >> how would you describe this show? >> it is about making magic out of every day objects. really it kind of pits up and coming creators. there's a whole underground of magic creators. below all of the -- all of the
performers that you see. we get to create magic from ordinary objects. we have taken like kind of around your set, a wine glass, we have got some of the stuff from craft services. a couple of books we use. we just see if we can create magic. >> this came naturally for your because your father was a magician. dna. >> i grew up around it. jumping in and out of boxes. i don't remember most of my childhood. can i have -- are you much of an artist, kathie lee? >> sort of, she is. out of the two of us, she's definitely the artist. >> perfect. really big. draw a little picture. a smiley face, christmas tree. >> this is going to take forever. >> oh, that's perfect. >> look at you showing off. >> i love this. now, there's no other card in the world that looks like this. with your little piece of artistry. >> that's right. yes. that's an original. >> if we were to destroy any -- >> it's upside down.
>> sorry. >> nobody cares. >> if the artist wants to preserve it the right way, here's what we'll do. >> hey -- >> okay. >> okay. >> it's going to be worth more in a minute because we'll try something. can i have you hold on right here. >> okay. this is going to be good. i can't wait. >> don't let go. from this point on, don't let go. >> don't let go. don't -- >> i'm going to start to rip like this. can you take that? >> don't let go. >> rip it off. perfect. >> watch this. >> there's nasty. >> it is nasty. >> i don't know. i think it's fascinating. he swallowed it. ew. >> this is disgusting. >> oh. >> turn it. turn it. >> i'm afraid. >> oh, my. >> i'm going to wipe it off.
but i want you to -- if that's not balanced on there. that's reattached. >> oh, it's wet. >> oh, my gosh. >> there's a piece of art. there's no way i could replicate that. >> put it on ebay and get a lot of money for charity. >> i agree. >> let's try something with a dollar bill here. this is -- this is a dollar bill you got from the producer before the show. i haven't touched it. but the important thing, hoda, sign your signature really big on that. the reason is now i can't switch it. i can't do anything funky with it. >> okay. >> i'm going to teach you something about money. do you see the 12 there? >> yeah. >> that 12 is for the "l" because the 12 is for the 12th letter of the alphabet. >> is that true? >> yeah. it's right there. this is your bill. hold right here. >> don't let go. >> we're going to try to move that seal, that "l," that insignia. do you see it moving? hold tight.
don't let go. move it. press right there. >> isn't that against the law? >> you can feel it. it's actually ink and paper. >> okay. >> and that is now fraud currency. hey, it has your name on it. you'll be in trouble, not me. >> do that thing with the glass. whatever it is. >> with the popcorn kernels we'll try to pop a popcorn kernel. >> no, we can't. >> i want them to be able to see. we better elevate it. i'll -- we'll put those here. so you don't think i'm trying to do anything funky we'll cover them one the wine glass. going to try to pop one of these popcorn kernels. come close. i want you to see this. watch this. >> oh. >> dear lord.
>> are you all right? >> that was shattered glass. >> that was unbelievable. >> i tried it too hard. >> my heart is pounding. >> it shatters every time i do that. i got you. >> oh, my. we'll get the shards out of our neck -- >> by the way, that was unbelievable the whole thing. amazing. "wizards wars" tuesday at 10/9 central on sci-fi. i can't believe that happened. education vacations are fun for your family. we'll talk about that after this. >> how did you do that? at the dannon creamery, you/ we've put a fresh twist on classic desserts. making them all new, any day treats. starting with cheesecakes, reinvented using thick and creamy traditional greek yogurt. then delicately topped with delicious fruit sauces. the twist? less than 200 calories.
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you should toss is madeleine fernstrom. >> how are you? >> so you buy food you want to save money. i'm going to buy a bunch of stuff and shove it in the freezer forever. but the thing is things are not safe forever to eat. you can consume them, but we eat for taste and texture. >> and nutrients. >> if we keep them frozen for too long, they'll disappear. safety is not the issue, but freezer burn, ice crystals are a turnoff. we'll go through the freezer. see if we should keep or toss. >> okay. off with some -- handy freezer. some chicken breast that are uncooked. this has been frozen for eight months. do we keep or toss? >> keep. >> and we keep this because these are good. chicken is good for nine months. for nine months. but not too much longer. >> does that say that on the packaging anywhere or supposed to know that? >> it doesn't say it, but we're
trying to inform people. and so kind of looks more like a light meat protein, you have to -- >> you won't get sick from it. >> don't buy giant packages of chicken breasts if you think i'll get to it in a year or two. who doesn't have frozen tv dinners? this has been frozen for six months. keep or toss? >> toss it. >> why? >> after three or four months you'll have the changes in taste and texture and flavor. >> they don't taste good to begin with. >> everything is relative. >> that could be bad. >> next we have unopened regular pack of bacon. is this to keep or a toss? it's been frozen for two months. >> i would say keep. >> yeah. you know what, it would be a toss. higher fat foods the fat is going to change in texture. so you can use it again. it's safe. but when you open it up and cook it and the flavor and texture is
different -- >> kind of a waste. >> be very smart to put on the packaging don't freeze for longer than -- which would be helpful. >> that would be great. by. you can eat it, but the flavor goes down. who hasn't had vegetables from the garden? >> never frozen that. >> well, no, this has been frozen for three months. what do you think? >> toss it. >> well, you can keep it, but -- >> that's rude. >> you should get this only because these are safe to eat, but you can't eat them fresh if you have had them from the garden. you can put them in the sauce or the stew because they're really nutrient rich. >> not going to lose their nutrients? three months but longer than that you have to -- let's go to something that's always around. a container of ice cream. >> that's freezer burned. >> frozen for five months? >> scrape the top off and eat it. >> wipe off the freezer burn. >> i would say toss it.
>> this is a toss it. if you scrape off the ice and the gnarly stuff -- >> it's fine. >> it's fine to eat. >> i dream about it. okay. >> this is frozen -- >> so next we have -- who doesn't have something from their mom or grandma? your mom's meatballs, this has been frozen for two months. >> keep it? >> how long do you think you can keep it for? >> how much -- >> this is for two months. >> six. >> well, a little on the outside. >> five. months. >> three. leftovers. >> we have to roll. >> thank you so much. >> you're welcome. >> we learn so much. >> you're a real party guy. for more on what to clean out of your refrigerator go to our website. >> we have some no cook meals to make for supper time. >> tired of the same old trip, fun family vacations that are both educational and fun, that possible? yes. ahh!!
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today's family is brought to you by quaker. quaker up. >> it's time for "today's family." there are long weekends ahead when you might want to pack up the family for fall adventure. >> why not add learning to the trip? here is the travel and leisure magazine's international editor. so is this a new trend? >> learning is not limited to the classroom. you can get out and have a good time on vacation. while you're getting new experiences. >> prove it to us. >> well, i bet you tucson, arizona, is a good place. >> if you have a budding scientist in the family, two hours south of fphoenix. they have the largest glass enclosed laboratory. they have deserts in there and they have a million gallon ocean. and they're doing experiments that will help improve the planet's environment.
and great desert foothills hotel. lots of swimming pools. only 130 bucks a night. >> wow. >> terrific. i want to give a quick plug for the sonora desert museum. it's a natural history museum. kids are going to love that as well. >> that's great. >> also there? >> yeah. in tucson, yeah. even a zoo. >> colonial williamsburg. very historical spot. >> i took my family there ten years ago and we still talk about it. it's the perfect -- they have re-enactors there. all the cologne cal history. kids can do a scavenger hunt and parents can learn about -- >> make candles. >> you can do that. but you can have 18th century meals that are from the gardens there. >> i have great memories. >> packages start as low as $77 a night per person. that includes all your admission. a good deal. >> all right. glenn rose, texas. >> yeah. this is a great place. it's called fossil rim wildlife
center. it is committed to saving endangered species. you will find birds from the sahara. 50 species. you can do a self-drive tour in your own car. feed the animals like a giraffe comes up. >> are you kidding? >> you buy the special feed from there. spend overnight there. get a safari tent and watch the animals come down to the watering hole. you can stay in the bunk house for only $85 a night for up to five people. >> that's terrific. take a safari to africa. >> little cheaper. >> smokies of tennessee. >> in october, the foliage is at the finest. the sierra club is sponsoring the autumn glory. a six-day hiking adventure. >> so gorgeous. >> so beautiful. the smoke is the clouds. you know? you'll go on a different hike each day. all meals are included. this is more for adults because you'll be hiking five to ten
miles a day. up and down hills. but all your meals, your accommodations at the environmental center. >> don't need to go to the gym. >> you're getting a workout while there. $895. >> and costa rica is your last. >> it's really hot in the travel market. it's safe and stable. it's beautiful. marriott resorts has 1,700 acres of tropical rain forest. you will learn spanish right at the resort. you'll go on the iguana experience out into the rain forest. see iguana, macaws, and -- >> and giselle bundchen. all right. no cook meals to get you back in the kitchen now that summer is coming to an end. this is "today" on nbc.
burger or a hot dog. >> here to ease you back into the busiest room into the house with some no cook meals is is -- >> you know with the hot and hectic time of the year, we can feed our families nourishing and fun meals without breaking a sweat. that's what we'll do today. so we'll make a seven layer mediterranean dinner dip. if you don't mind getting involved if you can put on the cucumbers and tomatoes. we'll do the seven layers, we have the hummus in the bowl. get that and plop them in. and -- >> i'm plopping. >> hoda, you do the next layers when she is done. the olives. feta cheese, pine nuts and parsley on top. >> do i -- >> tomatoes? >> tomatoes too. >> look at how she does everything perfectly. >> wait wait. we'll never get to the second dish. >> what we have is a dip for
dinner. so it's a kind of fun dinner we can eat with our hands. yet it has all of the calories and protein that we need to keep us satisfied. there we go. half of our daily fiber. beautiful. like this one. you can -- >> all right. >> zucchini pasta. so you can take a humble zucchini and transform it into spaghetti. >> i love that. >> you have this healthy pasta. kids actually love it. >> yeah. >> so there are several ways to do it. do it with a box grater on its side, with the mandolin. >> i have seen those on tv. >> i really like this spiral vegetable slicer. have you seen these? >> no. >> you take the zucchini and you twist out and comes -- >> oh, my gosh. >> the spaghetti. >> so actually what we'll do, what we'll do is toss it with the pesto. >> pesto. >> would you like to do that? >> you eat.
and toss. this will be fun. then as you can see, we top it with the tomatoes and you have -- and the pesto gives it the protein and the flavor that you need. >> i love it. >> what do we have at the end? >> over here, we have avocado stuffed with tuna salad. we have just tuna. you can use canned salmon and finely chopped bell peppers. we'll add a little bit of mayonnaise. >> i'm still eating. >> okay. scoop it out and put it in. >> exactly. so scoop it -- what's fun, you scoop it with the ice cream scoop. >> you can find all the recip recipes -- >> go to the website. >> guess who's here? kevin klein. anna lee ashford and -- >> one of the guys from "fashion police." >> you know george. have a great weekend.
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