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good morning. breaking overnight, an oil rig explodes near new orleans sending a massive fireball into the air. seven people injured, another person missing. a frantic search now under way. california burning. the fight against those deadly and devastating wildfires entering its second week. dramatic video emerging of friends narrowly escaping the flames. >> we're going to die, dude. we got to get out of here. >> this morning we're live as crews battle to get the upper hand. on offense. colin kaepernick files a grievance against the nfl accusing owners of colluding to keep him out of the league for kneeling during the national anthem. does he have a case? all that plus the terrifying
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moment a passenger jet suddenly plunges 20,000 feet. >> passengers get down. harvey weinstein's brother speaks out claiming he was a victim of his brother's verbal and physical abuse. late july. >> and just in time. >> and it is gone! it is a walkoff home run. >> a dramatic blast gives the l.a. dodgers a commanding lead over the cubs in the national league championship series. today monday, october 16th, 2017. from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on this monday morning. thanks for joining us. >> nice to have you with us. as we get started on the work week, a lot to get to. we'll start with breaking news in louisiana.
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>> an oil rig exploded on a lake near new orleans overnight injuring crew members and leading to fears of a possible leak. nbc's tammy leitner has more on this situation that has been changing. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. five people are critically injured. they've launched a search and rescue. at this point it's believed one person is still missing. overnight an explosion on an oil rig in louisiana near the city of kenner just outside of new orleans. fire erupting on a platform used to transfer oil. >> we're on the levee and we can see it's going to be an oil rig that's on fire right now. >> reporter: rattled residents reported hearing a loud sonic boom. some posting to social media capturing large fireballs and smoke from the rig. seen from more than a mile away on the shore of lake pontchartrain. workers were cleaning a chemical on the platform when the rig exploded sending seven people to the hospital with injuries.
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>> from what we understand they were cleaning some type of chemicals on the platform but obviously the victims of this fire are in the hospital right now. we can leave those interviews until another day. >> reporter: it's too early to tell if any oil has been spilled but no drinking water has been affected. >> we're trying to stop the oil flow and then we'll have to cool it and let it burn off. there are storage tank on that platform and depending on the volume of those tanks is probably how long this is going to burn. >> reporter: at this point it's unclear what caused that explosion. this morning investigators will be going out to that platform to determine if any oil has spilled into the lake. >> tammy leitner on this story for us, thanks very much. also this morning the fight against those deadly wildfires in california now entering a second week. crews are battling those flames. we're seeing dramatic video of two friends trying to escape one of the growing fires. joe fryer's in santa rosa for us. joe, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good
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morning. the winds have died down considerably, but the fire danger is still very real. we've seen evacuation orders listed in the city of napa and other areas. a welcome break for exhausted firefighters on the front line who have been battling for a week now trying to save as many lives and homes as possible. helped by calmer winds and cooling temps, 11,000 firefighters are dpaning ground but the toll on first responders has been brutal. help people understand, how long are the shifts. >> we work 24-hour shifts. >> reporter: a week after these fires started they're still burning aggressively, still burning homes and firefighters are working around the clock to put them out. thousands of firefighters are sleeping in tent cities, using makeshift bathrooms and eating when they can. >> we're probably sleeping in this dirt lot here. we're grateful for any sleep. we're not complaining. >> reporter: many firefighters cope with losing their own. >> this is my house, this is my
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home. this is my everything. now i have to figure out where to go from here. >> reporter: most of the deceased are older than 70, like carmen barres. she was with her husband when flames engulfed their home. they held each other in the pool for five hours. armando survived, but carmen, too weak from the smoke, died in his arms. >> they did that together. that was their strength. that was the beauty behind their relationship and everything they did. >> reporter: how bad has it been? >> i can't breathe. >> reporter: this newly released video shows two roommates survived the terrifying drive but lost their home and all of their possessions to the fires. amid the devastation, some stories of hope. >> izzie? >> reporter: jack weaver and his friend came back to search for their dog izzie. when out of the blue, a miracle. >> izzie's here.
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come here, baby. >> reporter: izzie was reunited with her owners, frightened but unhurt. >> i dropped my phone i was so excited. yeah, it was a great moment. >> reporter: the death toll this morning is at 40. firefighters, though, say they finally turned a corner. the three big fires that have devastated this region over the past week are now between 40 and 65% contained. savannah and matt. >> joe fryer, thank you. >> we've got some breaking news now overseas. iraqi federal forces launched a major operation that's aimed at driving kurdish forces from the disputed city of kirkuk. troops have not yet entered that city but residents have reported what sounds like shelling and rocket fire. kurdish forces took control of kirkuk back in 2014 when isis swept across northern iraq and the country's armed forces crumbled. iraq has since demanded that the city be handed back to federal control. tensions have escalated since the kurds voted for independence in a nonbinding referendum last
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month. the conflict puts the united states in a difficult position because both the iraqi army and those kurdish forces are our allies in the fight against isis. the death toll is still rising this morning after a massive truck bomb blast in somalia's capital over the weekend. over 300 people were killed and about 300 injured in the deadliest attack in somalia's history. some were being evacuated to mogadishu for treatment. no organization has claimed responsibility for this attack, but somalia's blaming the al qaeda-linked al shabaab extremist group. there are big headlines coming out of the white house centering on the president's relationships with keep members of his administration and party. this as a former white house insider declared war against the republican establishment. nbc's kristen welker is covering all this for us. good morning to you. >> reporter: busy monday here at the white house.
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president trump will spend the day focused largely on his domestic agenda. he and vice president mike pence set to have lunch with majority leader mitch mcconditional. on the menu tax reform and the president's orders at gutting parts of obamacare. but it's mr. trump's foreign policy that's under a bright spotlight with his secretary of state speaking out over the weekend. this morning the relationship between the president and the nation's top diplomat under mounting scrutiny with secretary of state rex tillerson repeatedly refusing to deny he called the president a moron after a national security meeting in july first reported by nbc news. >> i'm not going to deal with that kind of petty stuff. i'm not playing. i'm not playing. you want to make a game out of it, i'm not playing. >> reporter: but secretary tillerson did address a provocative comment from senator bob corker who told "the washington post," president trump's tweets and fp comments undercut tillerson's efforts on iran and north korea saying you
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cannot publicly castrate your own secretary of state. tillerson's response? >> i checked, i'm fully intact. >> reporter: and tweeting that tillerson was wasting his time trying to negotiate with north korea, tillerson insisted sunday the strategy is working. >> he's made it clear that i should continue my diplomatic efforts. those diplomatic efforts will continue until first bomb drops. >> reporter: nikki haley defending the approach to north korea and downplaying any tensions between the president and secretary tillerson. >> i've been in the room with them many times. they continue to work strongly together. >> reporter: and while the administration is striking a united front, the president reaching out to members of his own party including senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. the two set to meet for lunch today after months of tensions between the president and mcconnell over the stalled republican agenda. according to a white house official, they'll discuss the budget, tax reform and foreign
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policy, but in the background, the gop facing fractures as the president's former top adviser, steve bannon, is vowing to torpedo the establishment branch of the gop. >> there's a time and season for everything. and right now it's a season of war against a gop establishment. >> reporter: and delivering this warning to mcconnell. >> yeah, mitch, the donors are not happy. they've all left you. we've cut your oxygen off, mitch. >> reporter: now, senate republicans are hitting back. >> mr. bannon's over-the-top rhetoric is not helpful. membership mcconnell is the senate majority leader. the president needs him. >> reporter: for his part, the president spent much of his weekend reaching out to members of his own party, playing golf with senator lindsey graham on saturday and senator rand paul on sunday. as he looks for some legislative victories in the coming weeks. matt, savannah? >> it would be interesting to be a fly on the wall at that lunch
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today. thank you very much. >> a lot more to get to this morning including the long road to recovery for a family held hostage by a taliban-linked group for five years. for first time since arriving back in canada, they're now opening up about what they faced and their future. stephanie gosk is just outside ontario with that story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. joshua and caitlan boyle are here with their three children. they're adjusting to what must be an unimaginable shock. today we get the first look inside their lives. held hostage in afghanistan for five years, canadian joshua boyle and his american wife caitlan coleman are back in canada this morning. for their children who have only lived in captivity, it's the start of a new life. he's 4 years old and has never had toys or books, has never heard of mickey mouse. >> he doesn't actually understand that there was a sun outside. so forget mickey mouse.
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we're dealing with the basics. it's not welcome to the western world. it's not welcome to canada. it's welcome to life. >> reporter: caitlan coleman remains secluded, not yet speaking publicly. her husband providing this photograph. boyle says for his wife it's still too soon to talk about what happened. >> her religious faith gets her through. and i think that and her love of being a mother. >> reporter: boyle says the couple traveled to afghanistan in 2012 to help villagers living under taliban rule. but were kidnapped by militants. pregnant at the time of their abduction, caitlan gave birth to two sons and a daughter in captivity. according to boyle, the couple also had another daughter who was killed by their captors. the decision to travel to the war zone infuriated members of caitlan's family. >> taking your pregnant wife to a very dangerous place, it's unconscionable. >> reporter: since their release new attention is being focused
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on boyle's life before the abduction. at one point he was briefly married to the sister of omar kutter. he was released, the canadian government determined he was being held unjustly. today boyle describes the horror his family endured, imprisoned by a notorious terror group. >> we'd be kept in a chicken coop that they sort of armored up. the worst of them were underground filled with water. >> reporter: and even though they now have all the space they could want, they all still sleep together in this one small bedroom, their children still eating off the floor. boyle worries they are scarred after years of brutal treatment. he and his wife gradually helping them to adapt to their new way of life. >> so what we're seeing now is really what happens when a child goes its entire life without even a concept of what hoping for better is because they don't know that better can even exist.
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>> reporter: boyle says they are looking for help with this difficult transition and reaching out to psychologists, but honestly, their situation is so unique, they're really in unchartered territory. guys, back to you. >> stephanie gosk, incredible story. thank you very much. in other news, there's new fallout tied to those controversial anthem protests in the nfl. colin kaepernick who was the first to take a knee last season and is currently out of the league is filing a grievance accusing team owners of conspiring against him. national correspondent miguel almaguer has that story. >> reporter: it's an issue that's become a political lightning rod, nfl players protesting during the national anthem becoming a divisive topic nationwide. now the man who started the move machine, colin kaepernick, is suing the nfl saying he's being forced out of the league. this morning colin kaepernick is fighting to get back on the
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field. last season becoming the first nfl player to take a knee during the national anthem protesting racial inequality and social injustice. now kaepernick is filing a grievance against the nfl. his high profile attorney mark ger igos is claiming that it kept him out of a job this spring. >> wouldn't you love to see one of these nfl owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he's fired? >> reporter: president trump waded into the issue last month. colin kaepernick arguing that all the team's owners violated a collective bargaining agreement to keep kaepernick from playing this season. with the nfl declining comment, the players association says in a statement, they have a duty to assist mr. kaepernick as we do
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all players, and we will support him. but legal experts say kaepernick could have a hard time proving collusion. >> there needs to be an agreement that he has to have evidence of in order to successfully prove his collusion claim. >> reporter: in a statement, kaepernick's legal team says his goal remains to simply be treated fairly by the league he performed at the highest level for and to return to the football playing field. >> there are plenty of coaches out there who could take a guy like colin kaepernick and get the most out of him based upon his skills and ability. >> reporter: kaepernick taking a knee to stand up for what he believes in and now filing a grievance. >> the national anthem protest kaepernick started are still happening today. six players on his former team, the san francisco 49ers, took a knee on sunday before their game. matt and savannah, back to you guys. >> michel, thank you very much. let's turn to al and get a check of the weather. >> good news finally for the
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our cameras around street road. northbound showing a crash here. you see definitely delays when moving by the scene. the good thing here at least for the accident, it's to the center median. all lanes are getting by. at least we're seeing a delay, but at least the lanes are open. the schuylkill expressway slow, too. you're moving into center city eastbound. the maps are red. spots of yellow, too. 27 minutes or 28 at the most on the westbound side from the vine to the blue route. new, a woman is in the hospital after this house fire in feltonville. you see philadelphia firefighters leading her out of the home on east eleanor street. you see rescuers saving a dog on the porch roof, too afraid to come down on its own. do you toss and turn at night? tomorrow on "nbc10 news today" starting at 4:00 a.m., what experts say you should do if you can't stay asleep. join us for "nbc10 news today" from 4:00 to 7:00 a.m.
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we're back. good morning. it's 7:30 monday morning. midway through october. >> temperatures starting to fall here in the new york area. feeling like fall. we want to get right to today's headlines. and we start with a fiery explosion in new orleans. >> the coast guard has been called. >> breaking overnight, an oil rig explodes in louisiana leaving at least seven crew members injured. officials searching for a cause. >> we're trying to stop the oil flow if there's any. at that point we're going to have to cool it and let it burn off. life and death battle. >> we've got to get out of here! >> firefighters across california pushed to control those raging wildfires as the death toll rises. and what the governor is calling one of the greatest tragedies
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the state has ever faced. >> a week after these fires started, they're still burning aggressively, still threatening homes and firefighters are working around the clock. army sergeant bowe bergdahl expected to plead guilty today on charges of deserting his post after which what's captured by the taliban and held in captivity for five years. mile high surprise. the giants stun the broncos on sunday night football for their first win of the year. >> he took a big hit at the endothat play. >> one of the league's biggest stars, packers quarterback aaron rodgers breaks his collarbone and could miss the rest of the season. while in baseball the dodgers' justin turner hits a walkoff home run to give his team a two games to one lead over the cubs in the national league championship series. i had the weirdest dream last night that the new york
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giants won a game. and i woke up this morning, wow, it actually happened. >> it's a miracle. frightening moments for passengers aboard an airasia flight when the plane suddenly lost cabin pressure and plunged 20,000 feet. kelly cobiella with the story this morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. passengers describe scenes of just complete chaos inside this cabin. the oxygen masks came down. some passengers were so frightened they were texting their good-byes to their families convinced this flight was crashing. confusion and fear at 32,000 feet. passengers told to strap on oxygen masks. >> fasten your seat belts. >> reporter: cabin crews shouting instructions telling the 145 people on board to brace. >> one of the stewardesses was running down the aisle screaming, put your belts on, put your belts on, tie on your oxygen masks. they kept yelling it out.
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one at the back of the plane was going off. the alarms kept going. >> reporter: the airasia flight left perth australia bound for bali early sunday morning. from 32,000 feet it dropped to 10,000 feet in just minutes, banking sharply as it turned back for perth. on board passengers said the cabin crew panicked. >> we didn't know what was happening because all the voice recordings on the plane were in every language but english. >> lots of people crying, people pulling out their life jackets, pretty much preparing like we thought there was a good chance that we were going to go down. >> reporter: chris was headed to bali with his girlfriend to propose. instead he pulled down his oxygen mask and asked her in midair. airasia was already under the microscope after an engine failure on this flight four months ago. that flight landed safely, so did this one. no injuries at all. australian officials are now
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investigating what went wrong. guys, as for that midair proposal, we're told good news here. she said yes. on the plane and once they were -- >> i was going to say -- >> safely on the ground. >> the answer is why not? >> wait a second? we landed safely? wait! >> kelly, thank you so much. >> it's been such a crazy hurricane season, we told you that we've already tied the record set back in 1983 for the most number of hurricanes. we've got ophelia right now that will be affecting the uk. 85-mile-per-hour winds. it's booking. this thing is a freight train. moves to the west of ireland and scotland. that's the worst side. this is the only major hurricane to form this far northeast in the atlantic. and it's the strongest storm to make landfall in the uk since debby back in 1961. now we've had six major hurricanes in the atlantic this year. that ties a record of 2004 and
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the investigation grows and now the president of france weighing in saying he intends to strip weinstein of the prestigious french legion of honor award. this morning the explosive allegations against harvey weinstein spreading beyond the u.s. police in london are now investigating claims of sexual assault made by three women against the same man reportedly weinstein. actress anthony said he raped her in the 1980s. she said she reported weinstein to the police days ago telling the london times i was disgusted and embarrassed. i blamed myself. i felt like an idiot to think he and i were just friends. more than 40 women have made allegations against harvey weinstein ranging from sexual harassment to assault to rape. weinstein's spokesperson says any allegations of nonconsensual sex are unequivocally denied by mr. weinstein. >> which terrible. >> reporter: on friday model
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angie everhart told tmz weinstein touched himself inappropriate in front of her more than a decade ago at the venice film festival. >> when i talked about it before, nobody listened. i'm glad people are listening. because it's not okay. >> reporter: over the weekend, tmz discovered a video of courtney love on the red carpet in 2005. >> any advice for a young girl moving to hollywood? >> i'll get libelled if i say it. if harvey weinstein has a private party at the four seasons, don't go. >> reporter: tweeting, although i wasn't one of his victims, i was esternally banned by caa for speaking out against harvey weinstein. it speaks to ale taent and sports agency. meanwhile at variety's power of women luncheon on friday, contempt and validation. >> scores of brave women came forward and recounted stories of
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sexual harassment perpetrated by a producer who had abused his power for nearly three decades. >> reporter: and praise for women like gwyneth paltrow who shared their stories. >> i would be remiss if i didn't take this opportunity to applaud you for speaking out this week. >> i'm very honored, you know, after many, many decades of what feels like many decades in this industry to have felt the support and the coming together of everybody this week. so thank you very much. >> reporter: but from another hollywood star, words of warning. director woody allen, who has long denied an unproven accusation leveled at him, told the bbc, the allegations against weinstein are tragic for the poor women that were involved, sad for harvey that his life is so messed up. adding, you don't want it to lead to a witch hunt atmosphere,
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nature valley. welcome back. dylan's in for carson this morning. and a controversial in the classroom. >> "to kill a mockingbird" has been pulled from reading lists in biloxi, mississippi. the school's vice president said there is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable and we can teach the same lesson with other books. the novel, which deals with racial inequality has been banned from classrooms before, but the controversy is as strong
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as ever. nebraska senator ben sass tweets, engaged parents should call the school district with the clear message our kids are tough enough to read a real book. former secretary of education writes when school districts remove "to kill a mockingbird" from the reading list we know we have real problems. should it be included in school curriculums? the results are in. 90% say yes. only 10% say no. we reached out to the biloxi school district for comment and haven't heard back. the one and only dolly parton will join our trending table. >> and what are the secrets to happiness? the surprising thing we discovered in one of the discovered in one of the happiest cities on earth. when we love someone, we want to do right by them. what is this? (chuckling) but habits are hard to break. honey, where are the habaneros? and then there are things we can't control, like snoring. (loud snoring) now the answer is right under your nose.
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a couple minutes before 8:00. good morning, i'm tracy davidson. we'll get to meteorologist krystal klei. look at that green. >> yes, many of us seeing spotty showers from philly into the suburbs. even the northernmost part of some of jersey and delaware. from dover all the way to atlantic city and then up the jersey shore, still a steady rain that is falling. we'll take a closer look here. atlantic city, it's lighter than it was a half hour ago. steadier to heavier rain falling over cape may. some of that is extending into sussex county. we'll have scattered showers in the morning hours, then clearing in the afternoon. as for temperatures, mostly in the low 60s. i think that's where we stay the rest of today. not a lot of warming, so it will feel like fall. >> thank you. now to the roads and first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. >> we're watching a crash in new jersey moving through camden. here's the admiral wilson
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boulevard. crashes eastbound, you see traffic barely moving at all. on the eastbound side, that means traffic coming from philadelphia over the ben franklin parkway and back into jersey. that direction now really seeing pretty big delays. of course, the walt whitman bridge is open. that can be an alternate. it might take you longer. we watched a crash, almost clear. police activity on the scene. delays are pretty much gone. 95 northbound around street road. back to you. new this morning, philadelphia police are looking for a gunman who shot and killed a plan in kensington. it happened at 2:00 this morning at jasper and monmouth streets. the victim died at the hospital. our weeklong series of helping you get a better night's sleep continues tomorrow at 4:00 a.m. we'll tell you the thing that makes the biggest difference in getting a good night's rest. that, plus, weather and traffic, starting at 4:00 a.m. i'm tracy davidson. the "today" show continues in a couple of minutes. have a great day.
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it's 8:00 on "today." and coming up, running on empty. >> i think everyone's tired. this has taken a toll on everybody from an emotional standpoint. >> firefighters in california exhausted after battling that blaze around the clock. is there any relief in sight as the fight against the fires enters a second week? we're live on the scene. plus, the secrets to happiness. >> it's not a coincidence that people are happy here. >> our new series spans the globe in search of what makes a happy life. so come along for the ride as we show you the first stop. >> here we go. and country music morning. ♪ jolene >> we've got miley, billy ray and dolly. natalie sits down with the cyruses to talk about their
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secret weapon on the latest season of "the voice." >> that's why i brought my dad in because i want blake to be very afraid. >> while dolly parton joins us live in studio 1-a to tell us all about her brand-new album for kids. today, monday, october 16th, 2017. ♪ how you doing >> hey, guys, it's meredith's first trip to new york. she has a note for mom. >> mom, i'm fine. >> she's fine. you won't believe this. these four women are grandmas. and how many grandkids among all of you? >> 20. >> 20! ♪ >> who do you want to say good morning to? >> good morning! >> we have a birthday, huh? >> yeah, we're 93. >> what do you mean? >> i just turned the 60. she just turned 33. >> a huge group from indiana. how are you celebrating your fall break? >> on the "today" show.
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>> so have you gone now to going behind the barricades? she used to lean on our side of the barricades. >> yes. the party's on their side. i realized. it took me a while, but now i'm on to it. there's your jam, by the way. >> i love that song. welcome back, everybody to "today" on this monday morning. >> we've got news about tomorrow's programming note. chip and joanna gaines will be here. this is a morning exclusive. their first interview today after leaving that wildly popular show. >> wildly is right. let's start with breaking news. rescue teams have been working through the night after an offshore oil rig explosion in new orleans. we understand five of the injuries are critical, one person is missing. the explosion happened on an oil transfer station in lake pontchartrain. witnesses heard what sounded like a sonic boom and saw a large fireball.
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authorities say it's too early to tell if any oil has spilled into that lake. in northern california firefighters are making headway now against those deadly wildfires burning for a second week, but they know there is still a long way to go. let's go back to joe fryer in santa rosa for us. joe, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. firefighters say they're turning the corner and making progress despite dry conditions over the weekend. they're fighting stubborn spots that are challenging those on the front lines for days. fueled by coffee and adrenaline, many firefighters are running on empty. >> i think everyone's tired. this has taken a toll on everybody from an emotional standpoint. >> reporter: but cooler temperatures and calmer winds are helping some 11,000 firefighters gain some ground while tent cities are helping them get desperately needed rest. >> if they try to keep us off the line for a couple hours to get us some rest in between shifts. >> reporter: across the region at least a dozen wineries and
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vineyards have been destroyed or badly damaged like one of napa's most iconic wine estates dating back to 1989. much of the property was destroyed, it was not a complete loss. >> the winery building which has been here for almost 130 years, it's the heart and soul of this place, is what matters the most. we open the doors and we looked inside and the insides were okay and the cellars were still cool. it gave us a lot of hope. >> reporter: evacuation orders have been lifted in some areas but firefighters are battling in others. >> we're here to do a job, and that's to protect lives and property. >> reporter: for peter lang, his property was secondary when flames from the tubbs fire started moving in destroying his home. >> there was no choice. >> reporter: for lang, who runs safari west, a wildlife sanctuary outside santa rosa, the animals are his priority. >> these are living, breathing things. you got to stick with the living souls. >> reporter: he stuck with them and somehow managed to save all
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1,000 birds and animals at the safari park. >> if you love it, you want to preserve it and take care of it. it's your responsibility. most of the animals in the years we've been here were born here. >> reporter: the tradition at safari west lives on with a new addition to the park, a baby antelope born just last friday appropriately named tubbs. the death toll is still at 40 this morning, and the three big fires that have really devastated this region over the past week are now between 40 and 65% contained. and the winds have died down considerably. savannah. >> joe, thank you. now to the ongoing crisis in puerto rico. it's been nearly a month since hurricane maria devastated that island, and problems are still mounting there. this morning there's growing concern tied to the water supply. gabe gutierrez is in san juan. good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning.
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nearly 70% of puerto rico now has running water, but those who couldn't are getting increasingly desperate. the environmental protection agency telling us that some people are cutting through fencing to get access to potentially dangerous water wells. this morning nearly a month after hurricane maria puerto rico is facing a growing water crisis. some areas don't have it. others like residents of derado west of san juan, fear it could be contaminated. the epa is testing to see whether water from several funds is safe to drink. dorado was added to a list that says it's so polluted. the army and fema are delivering clean water to worried residents. >> have you been drink i any of the -- >> no. a lot of people get sick. >> reporter: only 15% of the u.s. territory has power. that means a population almost the size of nevada is still in
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the dark. making it hard to pump and treat water. >> the biggest issue for us on water is really electrical power. >> reporter: the mayor here says the biggest problem is distribution, not enough water. >> help is here, and we are actively seeking ways to maximize the efficiency of the water distribution. >> reporter: relief also coming to the i land of vieques just off puerto rico's southeastern coast. the tourist hot spot shredded by maria. the lines for fuel still stretching for blocks. supplies are scarce. locals like william day estimate almost a third of the island's 9,000 residents have already left. why is it so important for you to stay here? >> i'm a fighter. my message would be that, you know, help us, just help us. >> reporter: the governor here has set an ambitious goal of restoring power to 95% of puerto rico by mid-december. matt? >> gabe gutierrez on this story
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for us. gabe, thank you. it's that time of the morning. we get hoda's morning boost. >> a little girl in san antonio cannot hug her dad at night time because he's for training. he sent her a special present, a teddy bear dressed like a soldier. it delivers one great message. take a listen. >> can you press right here? >> daddy misses you so much. and can't wait for you to be in my arms again. i love you. >> oh, my god! that's daddy! >> oh, my god! that's daddy! she hasn't seen her dad since august. that's the longest he's been away. but she'll see him next month when he graduates from his training program. is that not the perfect video. >> not all boosts are better. >> that kept getting better and better. thank you, hoda. a lot more ahead today
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including -- well, this is a good one, extra reason to get excited. dolly parton will join us for trending. >> what people in one of the happiest places on earth can teach you that will improve your life. plus savannah learns how to prepare a classic spaghetti dish. let me say that again. savannah in the kitchen. >> eating. >> preparing spaghetti. and later on megyn kelly today, astronaut scott kelly opens up about the hazards of the call just came in. it's another missing woman. be careful. [ gasp ] we don't know what we're dealing with. [ gasp ] from executive producer martin scorsese. he calls himself "the snowman killer". he's completely insane. based on the terrifying best-seller. [ distorted voice ] mister policeman, i gave you all the clues. [ distorted voice ] by the time you read this, i will have built a new snowman.
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megyn kelly is here and dolly parton. [ applause ] >> yeah. dolly. >> i like to be on the blond side. >> i know. >> blond row over here. >> a lot of people on blond row. >> halloween right around the corner, of course. the national retail foundation surveyed more than 7,000 people for its annual halloween survey. what do you think are the most popular costumes this year? >> topical costumes or run of the mill costumes? >> i feel like we'll have a lot of stranger things costumes. >> superheroes. >> number five, superhero. pirate. third, animal two, batman characters and number one, witch. >> kind of an off year. >> people aren't feeling that original. do you like halloween, dolly? >> oh, of course. i live halloween every day.
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my costume. >> do you ever go out trick or treating or do any of that back in the day? >> i go wut with my nieces and nephews. they pick out what i'm going to wear. i go up to the doors and nobody knows it's me. i try not to do that. i have in the past. going out as an overexaggerated dolly, if that's possible. people just think i'm in costume. >> i love halloween. what about you megyn? >> a couple years ago my husband doug and i went as donald trump and megyn kelly. it was very fun because during that presidential debate i had long hair and i cut it all off. we literally got from people, you need some work. because that's not how she -- okay, i'll work on it. >> you're still trick or treating. >> yes, because we have young kids. they get you out. >> do you dress up when you take the kids out? you do, right?
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>> i did one time. remember, we did the costume here and i was -- we did the munsters. and i was herman muenster. and they let me take the costume home. that scared the you know what out of my kids. >> that was crazy. >> i went out as grandpa then. >> how about you, savannah ? >> i'm not that big into halloween. my mom would be be a tennis player. borrow my racket. >> you have kids now. >> she'll be a pineapple this year. she wants to be a princess and a doctor. i'll make her doctor princess. >> i figured out the best way to get candy when i was a kid, i dressed up as a voting booth when carter and foerpd running. i walked up to everyone's door. i said who is winning? they'd say carter. they would dig into the bag. i got so much candy.
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>> that's the first campaign you covered. >> very good. >> dylan, popstart. >> we're starting with one voice, almost live. it was a star studded saturday night for a great cause. celebrities united for a televised special to raise funds for hurricane relief which included incredible performances from jennifer lopez, marc anthony, bruno mars who sung his hit "just the way you are" in spanish. and demi lovato sang a version of "hallelujah" that will give you chills. take a look. ♪ even though it all went wrong ♪ ♪ i prayed before the lord of song ♪ ♪ with nothing on my tongue but hallelujah ♪ ♪ hallelujah >> that's the best version of that song. >> have you ever sung that song? >> no. i have to work on that. >> you would be great. >> i may try that some time.
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>> you would be great. do it here, please. >> now to ed sheeran. the singer revealed on instagram that he was injured in a bike accident. he share this photo of his arm in a cast. i've had a bit of a bicycle accident and i'm currently waiting on some medical advice that may affect my upcoming shows. we wish him a speedy recovery. chris martin, the singer attended the amfar charity gala in los angeles to honor julia roberts as she accepted the award of courage. and the coldplay frontman showed his support by sar erenading he. ♪ because those movies you get to see ♪ ♪ that beautiful piece of god's dentistry ♪ ♪ that julia roberts smile ♪ it stretches for half a mile ♪ it never goes out of style
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♪ it just shines like a great big star ♪ >> it's catchy. he also sings about a miraculous mullet. >> years ago he mentioned like all of her greatest movies except for "steel magnolias," which really needed to be mentioned in that song. >> write a song about me for my famous asset. >> hello! >> you are a cancellation waiting to happen. >> we need these jobs. >> you have click? >> let's do daly click for you. when this golf team isn't on the course, they take the game home with them. golfer brady dixon lined up this shot from deep in the hallway and took a swing. the ball traveled around the corner, down the stairs and right in the cup. >> no! >> in this case, a red solo cup.
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dixon eventually pulled it off on his 11th try. >> i'm not sure that's a golf game. that's a drinking game. >> a combo. >> that's awesome. >> can we also mention that dolly is here because she's going to be talking in our next half hour about a brand-new album. 50 years she's been recording albums. this is your first -- >> children's album. >> really cool. >> i'm excited. thank you. >> megyn, i'll stop by and see you later. >> i'm looking forward to that, matt. i've got all kinds of fun things cued up. >> some time after 9:00 is all i'm going to say. >> mr. roker, check the weather. >> it's what i do. it's what you do. we've got a big change coming up in our weather. finally cooler weather in the east and warmer out west. billings, bismarck, denver all above average but burlington,
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pittsburgh, indianapolis and nashville all below average. and latter part of the week we'll start to warm up again, cincinnati, philly, charleston and good morning. i'm krystal klei. some morning showers out there will move offshore through the morning hours. by noon, everything should start to clear out except the clouds. those will stick around through much of the day. just at the end of the day, some peeks of sun. allentown, you're looking at an afternoon high of only about 59. 62 for voorhees. 64 ocean city. low to mid 60s throughout delaware. and that's your latest weather. matt? >> thank you, al, very much. now to an exclusive series we're calling "the secrets to happiness." we were on a search for the holy
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grail, that for happiness. >> he tracks down the happiest people to find out wa they can teach us. and cynthia mcfadden tagged along for that ride. that's a cool assignment. >> it was very cool. what an adventure it's been. do you know that about 40% of your happiness is dictated by your genes, about 15% by your environment but that leaves 45% up to you. few have that extra happiness figured out like the danes. can a bike lane lead to a happier life? in copenhagen this is how half the city gets around. >> this city bicycles more than any other city on earth. >> reporter: it's incredible. everywhere you go, there are bicycles. >> 1.2 million kilometers per day. that's equivalent of 35 trips around the world. the city of copenhagen figures it saves $15 billion a year because people are biking to work instead of driving.
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>> reporter: dave buettner says that gives them something else to talk about. denver is ranked as one of the 40 happiest places on earth. >> the happiest people in the world are interacting face-to-face like we are right now six to seven hours a day. you can't do that when you're in your car. >> reporter: but he says bikes are just one way that the danes make life less stressed and more joyful. >> when i think of happiness, i think of how much pleasure you have in your life. how much pride you have with your life and living with a sense of purpose. >> reporter: here no job is less than any other. >> do you have any hesitation telling people you're a garbage man? >> no, no. >> it's a job you can be proud of? >> yes. >> reporter: allen christianson just works five hours a day but earning the same as a school teacher. on a scale of one to ten, how happy are you? >> i would say maybe eight,
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yeah. >> ambition is not celebrated. no matter what you do, you're no better than anybody else. >> reporter: an american clocks in 50 hours a week. >> here 37 hours. and they have a clear puncturati punctuation between work life and life. >> reporter: but the rest of the time she can relax with your family and one of denmark's co-housing communities. >> they call it not quite a friend but more than a neighbor. they can count on this support. mothers don't have to worry so much about child care. in denmark you get a year off. >> reporter: paid. >> paid. >> do you lock your door? >> during the day? never. >> reporter: out on the sidewalk all by herself. there's a baby. >> you'd be arrested in new york for that. >> trust auto is even more important than wealth when it comes to happiness.
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there's a feeling here in denmark that nothing too bad will ever happen to you. >> reporter: danes trust their government. they pay enormously high taxes. >> every dane is born with the right to free healthcare, free education through college, comfortable retirement. they're free to pursue a job that meets their passions and their interests. >> reporter: alex monroe's passion is this palace. his family's home for eight generations. how many bedrooms do you have? >> bedrooms, that's a good question. >> reporter: it wasn't designed to be a hard one. he's housekeeper, butler and handyman of this gorgeous but somewhat crumbling estate. you take out the garbage here. >> definitely. >> reporter: yourself. >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: this part of danish history preserved for everyone. >> i would put myself at a seven or something like that. i still look forward to finding the woman of my life and having kids. my level of joy and happiness
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can go up. >> reporter: there will be a lot of people watching this who say they can take you right up there to a nine. if you need more proof of just how happy they are here, look what the garbage man does when another truck got in his way. we thought he was going to yell at the guy because that's what would have happened in new york. but no. >> so danish road rage is he got out and asked if i can get out of the way. >> reporter: do i need to move? you don't have room enough? oh, yeah. >> everybody has that attitude, you have a lower baseline of stress. >> reporter: sorry, sorry, sorry. can't stop. can't stop. which certainly helped me and my producer. jake, we're getting weird looks. on our own search for happiness. >> for a woman who couldn't figure out how to work her brake, you were phenomenal. >> reporter: in fairness, they were foot brakes and they were tricky. here in america the amount of time we spend in our cars has tripled since the 1970s and that is not making us happier. >> wow, that was awesome. five tickets to copenhagen,
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thank you. we're coming up with the great dolly nbc 10 news starts now. good morning. i'm vai sikahema. tracking a little rain and cloudy out there. let's get to krystal klei with your forecast. >> starting with wilmington, delaware, gray picture here, plenty of clouds over head, but the rain is sparse over parts of new castle county and even philadelphia, just a few sprinkles through the suburbs. the steadiest rain is falling through south jersey and delaware. it will start to creep off to the east as we progress along throughout the next few hours. by noon we should start to see drying. still clouds, though, with some peeks of sun. let's get to jessica boyington with a look at the roads. >> the northbound side of 309,
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traffic approaching the pa turnpike, you can see this delay here because of a crash up ahead. southbound looks much better. also watching the schuylkill expressway. slow in both directions right now. north philadelphia police are looking for a shooter who fired into an suv, killing one man and wounded another around 11:30 last night at 18th and erie. we're expecting to get an update at the jb kelly elementary school. another update in 25 minutes.
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after 8 years of chris christie, is kim guadagno the change new jersey really needs? guadagno is christie's hand-picked successor. says she's "proud to be part of the christie administration." guadagno was chris christie's right hand as our schools came under attack, critical services were underfunded, and our credit rating was downgraded...11 times. from the bridge to the beach, we've seen it all, and we've had enough. kim guadagno isn't the change we need.
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♪ jolene jolene jolene ♪ i'm begging of you >> it's 8:30 now. it is monday, october 16th, 2017. beautiful fall morning on the plaza. boy, they're playing our song. we love us some "jolene." we love dolly parton. we spoke to her a bit last half hour. but now she'll sit down and tell us about her new record. for a whole new generation of dolly fans. >> this is an enormous crowd. >> i found somebody. excuse me, al. a lot of great signs. but i actually still have one that kevin's holding for me. we have kiana and tyler here.
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where's kiana, where's tyler. he wants to ask you mg. where do you guys go to school in. >> in cambria. >> here's the sign. you will say yes to the fall ball? >> yeah. [ applause ] >> aw. >> how cute are you two? how sweet are you? did you think she was going to say yes? >> i don't know. >> well, we're happy she did. guys, thanks for letting us do that for you. you all have fun. >> a lot of pressure there. >> we should have a fall ball here on this show? >> every day's a fall ball here. >> that's true. >> just ahead miley cyrus and her dad billy ray open up about working together on "the voice." >> i'm waiting for this one. savannah learns how to make a simple pasta to make you a master chef. >> you guys have toi iteat it s maybe you should be nicer to the
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chef. >> next week huge on our plaza. three concerts in a row. on thursday october 26, nia niall horan, then rachel plattek. and khalid wednesday. >> we are teaming up with our sponsors to give you a chance to be part of this big show. submit a video of yourself singing the chorus of khalid's hit song "location." and you can appear on the concert stage with khalid. we'll make another big announcement. tune in october 25th. you don't want to miss it. for more information visit today.com/concert series. al? >> that is pretty cool, dylan. all right, let's get you started off with the week ahead seeing
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what you will be looking at. monday cooling down here in the northeast, stormy along the southeast, plenty of sunshine plains down to the texas area. winds will ease out west. that's good news for the wildfires out there. storms move into the pacific northwest. eastern two-thirds of the country look pretty spectacular. rising temps in the east and what's a mess as you get into the western plains. that's what's g oi
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it's a huge crowd! don't forget any time day or night, you need to get your weather. check out our friends at the weather channel. we're going around the horn. matt! >> al, i remember a day where you couldn't have done that so easily. >> i still can't! >> she helped us out with trending a little earlier. now dolly parton is back. she's also out with a brand-new children's album called "i believe in you." let's take a look ♪ i'm a brave little soldier ♪ and i must carry on ♪ i'm a brave little soldier ♪ a brave little soldier ♪ ba da rum rum rum >> dolly parton, welcome back nice to see you. >> i was singing to a bunch of gts kids. >> that's nice for a children's album.
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that's good. 50 years ago you released "hello, i'm dolly." not hello dolly. "hel "hello, imdo'm dolly." >> it seemed to be the right time because i have a program called the imagination library where i give books to children from time they're born until they start kindergarten. we were coming up on giving away our 100 millionth book and the fact that the two "coats of many colors" movies did so well. so it seemed time. >> all the proceeds from this album are going to that. >> every dime of it goes to put books in the hands of more children. >> that's great. you don't have children of your own. you've talked about this in the past. you say you believe actually god had a plan for that. explain that. >> well, god has a plan for everything, but i said that i think it probably was his plan for me not to have kids so everybody's kids could be mine. and they are now.
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>> kids gravitate toward you. they love you. why do you think that is? why are you so good around children? >> well, i grew up in a whole big bunch of kids. eight kids younger than me. i just love kids. i have that high pitched voice, i'm overexaggerated. i look like mother goose or one of the cartoon characters. kids relate to that. >> i don't want to make it sound like childlike immaturity, but you have a childlike enthusiasm about you that i think kids identify with. >> i think so, too. i do think i'm childlike. but that's different from childish. people said why did you wait so long to put this album out. i wanted to wait until my second childhood. >> when did that start? >> a few years back. >> i love the title. such a simple phrase "i believe in you." if you say that to a child at the right time of his or her life, it makes a huge difference. >> it does. and in fact, a lot of these songs are based on the themes of the books that we give away.
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the little engine that could was my favorite little book. that's the first book we give out. i pattern that just like the little engine that says i can or the little engine in all of us that says i can. if i can do it, so can you. and i believe in you. >> i heard you singing a song a second ago, there's another song on the album that's about bullying. >> it's called "making fun ain't funny." that's a subject that's worth really pursuing. it's to teach children that they should not do that. oh, there you go. ♪ >> did you have any experience with bullying? >> absolutely. my song "the coat of many colors" where the kids were making fun of me and bullying us because we were poor kids and wore ragged clothes. i know how painful it is. >> you're modest about it so you don't talk about it all that much, but you're a giver. you showed up at vanderbilt children's hospital not long ago. >> friday.
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the day the album came out. >> with a big check. >> yes, i did. >> a million dollars? >> yes, for the children's hospital there. because my niece hannah, when she was 4 -- she's 29 now. but she got leukemia. and they took such good care of her. all these many years later god does have his ways of working. so i asked her if she'd come with me down to the hospital. she was so happy. she got to see a lot of her nurses that took care of her when she was little. >> she's doing okay? >> she's great. she was fine after she was like 10 years old we were out of the woods with that. >> you raised eyebrows when you showed up with lily tomlin and jane fonda about a "nine to five" reunion. any chance you'd do the second version of that? >> i don't know. we better get after it or we'll have to call it 95 and not "nine to five." >> you always have time. nice to see you here. >> might i mention that the hero
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song that i wrote, the brave little soldier that you heard and chemo hero were ones i wrote for hannah back then and those are the ones that we performed for vanderbilt. >> it's called "i believe in you." all proceeds go to dolly's project imagination library. up next a family dolly's familiar with. we catch up with miley and billy ray. sweet 4k tv, mr. peterson. thanks. i'm pretty psyched. did you get fios too? no, was i supposed to get fios? mr. peterson. fios is a 100% fiber-optic network. it's like it was invented to stream 4k movies and shows. how do you know so much about tv and internet?
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we are back with "the voice on today." miley sire rucyrus is back for n as coach. billy ray is her secret weapon for season 13. he joins her team as her adviser. we talked about their great father/daughter bond, their powerful all-female team and, of
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course, their careers. ♪ it was the 3rd of june >> first ever all-female team. >> yes! >> i hear you. >> miley, back at "the voice," back coaching. how does it feel? >> i'm so excited. the first all-female team. it was kind of the way it turned out. i did push my button for some dudes. at the end i kind of stopped pushing because i saw that i was so close to having the first all-female team and i like to do something that no one's done before. >> you see adam, blake, all the dynamics. you know how to navigate that now. >> that's why i brought my dad in because i want blake to be very afraid. i stole some of his country artists. now he has a little bit of competition. oh, it's on. >> what's it like seeing your daughter in this position where you coached her early in her
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careers. >> miley has a good sense for songs and rhythms and pockets. seeing her in this environment is where she belongs. ♪ jolene jolene >> waylon jennings or george jones, dolly parton all had that same common denominator saying the music is an extension of your life. let your songs be your truth. and miley stands for that. and i think that's what she's gibbing back here. ♪ i came in like a wrecking ball ♪ >> not only is the miley now different from "wrecking ball" miley 2013? >> i think it's all the same. everyone changes all the time. my dad's least favorite word in the english language is "change." >> have you tried to get him to change the hair? >> no, i love the hair. if my mom was here, she'd tell you that she was trying to shave his head. it's gorgeous. it inspires me. i even brought a flat iron to work today. i've always been his
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hairstylist. ready, dad? ♪ you belong in that home by and by ♪ >> how much has changed in that dynamic? >> she talks about changing. she hasn't changed at all. she is the same miley that ran around the farm. that's our heart and her spirit. she always knew who she was, why she was on this journey. >> you talked though at one point feeling that your image was being oversexualized and you are sort of taking back who you are. >> talking about sex in front of my dad sucks, so let's move on. no one's been more sexualized than this man. ♪ my achy breaky heart >> show them what the women want. >> give us the billy ray shake. >> yeah, dad, take it. but please, let me leave the room first and vomit in my car. ♪ big wheels keep on turning
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>> it's got to be real special to be able to call your dad up and say, dad, i need you on my team now. >> there's never been anyone that gives me better advice than my dad. no matter if they win or if they go home or get on another coach's team, i want them to have something that they can take with them. >> all right. but miley has some competition this season with j-hud joining "the voice" which miley says she's a huge fan. and guys are going to see them battle it out this week. >> good one this year. >> how about that little clip you had there of milly ray singing "achy breaky heart" 1992. >> still has the same hair, though. you have to embrace it. >> thank you, nat. you can catch "the voice" tonight and tomorrow at 8:00, 7:00 central. >> up next, savannah gets a lesson on cooking a classic pasta dish. and if she can learn -- >> oh, come on! paulsboro's a very proud community.
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it's been on the decline with the closing of the refineries and there's no jobs in the community. if there's no jobs, there's no education, there's no food on the table. what's important is the children. steve sweeney... he fought for 'em. this is where he's from. steve sweeney's been here since the beginning. steve spearheaded the whole project and really brought it to fruition. it would've never been done without steve. it was a pride in building this port and then knowing that we're coming back.
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we're back with "today food" and today we're announcing our second today food class in cooperation with craftsy. he'll be leading the lessons for anybody who wants to learn to make pasta like a pro. and he gave me a special behind the scenes class. take a look. ♪ it's been said that happiness can be found in a bowl of spaghetti. so with that in mind i've gone behind the scenes with chef scott conant as he prepares for his pasta class in his collaboration with craftsy.
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>> we're starting with spaghetti aglio e olio. >> does it come with a pronunciation lesson. >> the pasta water needs to be salted so that it tastes like broth. plenty of oil because it's aglio e olio. sliced garlic. >> am i overdoing it? giving this garlic the time of its life. >> grab one strand. it's hot. >> hot pasta. >> so taste it and you'll get that it's still a little too al dente but about 80% cooked. this is the key. there's a liquid and the fat and the starch from the pasta, those will intermingle and that creates a great sauce. a great texture on the exterior of the pasta. >> no garlic, right? >> you're right. i like it.
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agitate it a little bit like this. >> i'll agitate it. i'm an agitator. >> i've heard that about you. >> you've been talking to lauer. >> what you want to do is put it towards the end of the pan and then flip up and over. >> oh, sorry. >> no, that's great. >> what do you think? how's the flavor? >> fantastic. really, really good. >> and scott conant -- i'm so nervous -- is with us now. we're ready to cook. >> are you ready? >> i am. the tasters are over there. the judging table, i might call it. >> you've already made this. so i'm going to let you cook. spaghetti aglio e olio. >> it's been cooking. we want to it be al dente, which is italian for just right. i don't know. so we brown this garlic.
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>> it's a lightly browned. we'll add a pinch of crushed red pepper. i'm going to turn this up a little bit. >> you want to get that little sizzle. >> and we'll add some of -- >> oh, the pasta water. >> do you know why we use the ta water or why we save it? >> why, savannah. >> because it makes a delicious sauce. >> that's right. well done. >> so here i am cooking. >> here i am cooking. >> we need a pinch of salt. >> there's a pinch of salt in the pasta water. >> a little salt. i like a little salt. >> we'll take this pasta. >> oh, i should do this. >> i'll do it. >> okay. >> and we'll take some of the residual liquid that's dripping off and we'll cook it directly in that pan. >> i want to see savannah do that. >> i'm so glad you asked. thought you'd never ask. i tried to do it two-handed. >> careful. >> yes, yes, yeah. >> sounds like a scene in a
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billy crystal movie. >> so we'll let that cook together for a couple minutes. >> okay. >> turn it up a little bit. >> so you do the parsley last. >> we'll just let it kind of -- so a couple things happened. an emulsification happened like we spoke about. the starch is released into the liquid. the liquid is absorbed into the pasta and that pasta tastes like broth. so it has just enough salt so it tastes like broth. >> it tastes like the sea. >> not like the sea. it will reduce. >> i got that from you. >> not like the sea. >> oh, not like the sea. is it done? >> it needs another second. >> how do you know if it's done? >> thank you, hoda. >> you can tell from the way it falls. the way the pasta is falling. this is a little underdone. >> so if it's crunchy, that's not good.
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>> crunchy's bad. >> what do you guys think? >> a really good job. >> it's really easy. special when everything has already been done for you. >> scott, don't worry, people will forget all about this. >> scott conant. if you want to make pasta like a pro head to craftsy, you can sign up for six online lessons. if you sign up by tomorrow you can get them for free. and any time for $40. >> bon appetito.
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when you're a double-dipping pension-padder like steve sweeney, it's important to maintain a certain... lifestyle. that's why sweeney spent over a hundred grand of his campaign funds on high-priced meals and other gifts. we're talking fine cigars,
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fancy watches, pricey restaurants, and expensive wines - all to charm the type of folks who helped him raise your taxes 145 times. too many in south jersey are struggling. but steve sweeney's looking out for himself, not for us. let's check in with megyn for "megyn kelly live." >> matt lauer will be with us. hence he's missing from the couch. and scott kelly on his record breaking year in space. the thing he missed the most.
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we'll get to the bottom of that. plus maggie seaver, joanna kerns. >> a year in space, what would you miss the most? >> my family. >> i thought you were going to say bacon or something. >> thank you. >> don't forget you guy, tomorrow morning, chip and joan nbc 10 news starts now. good morning. i'm vai sikahema. it's a little bit windy out there. let's get right to krystal klei with your forecast. got these breezy to windy conditions, clouds for most of the area and still some scattered showers from philadelphia south. you can see the steadiest rain is falling over parts of delaware. that will move into parts of south jersey as we go throughout
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the morning. by the afternoon it will be clouds and some peaks of sun. temperatures mostly in the low 60s and upper 50s which is where they remain in the afternoon. let's get a check on the roads with jessica boyington. what are you seeing? >> we're watching the blue route right now on the southbound side after a crash. we're losing the left lane and part of that shoulder. we're even slow on the northbound side. temple university will host a night of healing following recent student deaths. miami beach police shot and killed carrie ann after she drove her car into an officer. students are invited to gather at the student center at 5:00 tonight to comfort one another. happening tonight senator john mccain will receive this
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year's liberty medal at the national constitution medal. joe biden will present the award to his long time friend. the medal honors mccain for his lifetime of sacrifice and service. we'll be back with more news at 11:00 a.m. get the latest with the nbc 10 app.
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this morning on "megyn kelly today" one more giant leap for mankind. after a year in space, astronaut scott kelly returns to earth one year older and one inch taler? what exactly happened up there? plus joanna kerns opens up about her recent health scare and shares steps you can take to stay healthy. then try this today -- >> velvet? >> it's the real deal. >> a real deal that's ready to wear. velvet. all that and more right now. [ applause ] >> hi, everybody. hello! hi,

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