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pictures of everyone. come by, we'll be there until 9:00 offering free coffee. good morning. ov over and out. >> mr. president, i rise today to say enough. >> jeff flake becomes the second gop senator saying he will not run for re-election. in the process, makes a blistering takedown of president trump. we'll ask senator flake in a live interview. dirty politics? nbc news has confirmed that hillary clinton's campaign and the democratic national committee, helped fund that explosive dossier, about links between then-candidate trump and russia. was it part of a smear campaign? did they cover it up.
five michigan teenagers charged with second-degree murder for allegedly dropping a rock from a highway overpass, striking and killing a young father. >> you took away a child's father and the love of my life. >> this morning, how their alleged actions could land them behind bars for the rest of their lives. hollywood remembers robert guillaume. the halloween display that could have gone too far. and sizzling start. the dodgers take the opener of the world series in the hottest postseason game ever. the astros hoping to keep their cool in game two. today, wednesday, october 25th, 2017. >> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on this
wednesday morning. we thank you for joining us. we want to get right to our top story. the aftershocks are being felt by republicans with two republicans senators, announcing they've reached their breaking point with the president. jeff flake did it on the senate floor. we'll talk to him in a moment. first, we begin with our team at the white house. starting with peter alexander. >> reporter: we may be witnessing the rupturing, a reshaping of the republican party, after what felt like a significant moment here in washington. two top republican senators, sounding the alarm about the state of our politics and more specifically by president trump. jeff flake with a simple message to his colleagues, enough. this morning, the republican consist danc resistance. >> we must be unafraid to speak up as if our country depends on it. >> you would think he would aspire to be the president of
the united states and act like a president of the united states. but you know, that's not going to be the case. >> reporter: a pair of prominent republican senators, including on president trump, in a series of scathing critiques. jeff flake facing a tough realex, resigned rather than serving a leader of undecency. >> reckless and undignified behavior and recused of untelling it like it is. it is outrageous and undignified. when such behavior resonates from the top of our government, it is something else. it is dangerous to a democracy. >> reporter: that emotional address, following the president's visit with republican senators on capitol hill. bob corker, now a fierce critic. >> i don't know why he lowers himself to a low, low standard
and debases his country in the way he does. >> reporter: the chairman of the foreign relations committee, saying he wouldn't support mr. trump if he had to do it again. heated words. president trump calling corker incompetent, a lightweight. saying he couldn't be elected a doug catcher in his own state. corker responded, #alertthedaycarestaff. >> when he gets hit, he's going to hit back. >> reporter: breitbart with the headline, winning, flake out. steve bannon saying, another day, another scalp. it's the latest in a pack of party heavyweights taking on the president in blunt terms. >> when the next generation asks us, why department you do
something? why didn't you speak up? what are you going to say? >> it's obvious his political model and governing model is to divide. >> half-baked spurious nationalism cooked up by people that would rather find scapegoats than solve problems. >> bigotry seems emboldened. all of . >> reporter: all of it as republicans try to jump-start their stalled agenda with 25 days left this year. so, what's key here, whether this escalating war among republicans will threaten the president's party or agenda. this has much less to do with policy than style and tone. flake has one of the most consistent records in the senate
right now. will any senators follow flake and corker's lead? that brings us to senator jeff flake, who joins us live. senator, good morning to you. >> thanks for having me on. >> one of the parts of your speech that caught my eye, when you talked about your colleagues in the senate. and you said, if you're waiting for president trump to turn a corner and grow up and become more responsible and start to get things done, your wait will last forever. that's not going to happen. my question to you, when you stepped off the senate floor, what did you hear from your colleagues? did they whisper in your ear and say, i feel that way, too? or did they say, i disagree and can't stand with you? >> if we are waiting for the pivot, we have to quit waiting. after nine months, they know it's not coming. and from my colleagues, i do hear that.
i hope more of us will speak out. the longer we wait, this behavior and politics becomes normalized. we can't afford that. we can't. >> is there a difference in your mind, between a president who, undermines our democratic ideals and has a flagrant disregard for the truth and decency, and a president that is unfit to hold office? >> well, in terms of unfit to hold the office, the voters made their choice. he was elected fair and square. i don't think some of the remedies that are being talked about, impeachment, high crimes and misdemeanors. i don't think that applies. nor do i think that article 25, for the cabinet to force the president out. i don't think that is the right way to go. i think elected officials have a responsibility to stand up. and if the president is pursuing policies, if he carries forward
on the threats he's made, for example, against news organizations, to pull their licenses, if they have news he doesn't like. or if he continues with a kind of tweeting and behavior that's just unbecoming of the president, we ought to at least stand up and say so. >> does it bother you that your moment, your sacrifice, is being seen as a victory by the white house. and steve bannon came out and said, another day, another scalp. by quitting, they're saying, they win and you lose. >> i'll let them describe it that way. i know for me, i couldn't continue and run a campaign as if this is a normal campaign. it's not. we're at a different time now. and to go and run a campaign as
if the president's actions are normal and can becountenanced. that's a difficult position to take. the president and these people can claim any victory they want. any colleagues and i have to stand up and say this is not normal. we have to change course. >> i have to say. there will be plenty of people that say, amen, i agree with you. and there will be a significant number of people that will think, that's just more talk by an established senator. the audience you need to reach, are the people who believe in president trump. they believe in him. if you have 30 seconds to make that pitch, what would you say to them to try to persuade? >> there is a tipping point that comes. in the 1950s, during the mccarthy hearings, members of the senate had remained pretty
silent for quite a while, until the famous hearing when joseph welch, the chief counsel for the army, came out and gave the famous rebuttal, have you no decency, sir? and said, we've had enough. at that point, things changed. i hope that we're reaching the tipping point, where my colleagues and every elected official will say, we can't go on this way. these politics, you know, how can we explain to our kids that we are countenancing this kind of behavior from the top? i hope we reached that tipping point. time will tell. >> senator, let me test your newfound freedom. i know you disagree with her in every policy facing this country. but in terms of protecting democracy, protecting respect of the office of the presidency and protecting our image abroad, is
it possible in your mind to consider that it would have been better had hillary clinton won in election? >> i talk in the book that i wrote earlier this year, that we made a faustian bargain with this president. we could excuse the behavior and everything, simply because we could get some conservative judges. >> would it be better if she had won the election? >> no president, democrat or republican, in recent memory, has exhibited the behavior this president has. so, i am a republican. i'm a conservative. i would love to have a republican president. but not at any cost. i didn't vote for this president last november. i didn't vote for secretary clinton, either. >> second thoughts on that? >> i can tell you, i'm not happy
with the direction we're going. >> senator jeff flake, good to have you here, sir. thank you for sharing your perspective. also this morning, an infamous dossier from the presidential campaign, full of salacious allegations against then. candidate trump, back in the head lionellin headlines. a course confirming that hillary clinton's committee helped fund it. >> reporter: president trump himself was asking who paid for that controversial dossier. we have some new answers this morning, a couple of big questions still remain. >> thank you. >> reporter: hillary clinton out on her book tour, is now a private citizen. but as a presidential candidate, we're learning her campaign helped pay for research, leading to a now-famous dossier, looking
into donald trump's potential ties to russia. a lawyer working for the clinton camp and the democratic national committee, hired fusion gps, for research services, thatten colluded before the election in early november. that was turned into the explosive document of unverified and sometimes salacious claims about the president. it was one of the big mysteries during the campaign and transition. who paid for the dossier, put together by a british exspy, christopher steele. >> it is all fake news. a group of opponents that got together. sick people. t >> reporter: "the washington post" said an unknown republican paid for the research. it was picked up by democrats. once president trump looked like he had become the gop nominee. republicans have long insisted the real russia scandal involves
who is behind that dossier, which claims that moscow was compiling information about candidate trump. the press secretary tweeting, clinton campaign paid for the fake russian dossier and lied about it and covered it up. the president tweeted, justice department and/or fbi should immediately release who paid for the information. a former spokesman for the clinton campaign tells "the washington post," the first i learned of christopher sfooel or saw any dossier, was after the election. but if i had gotten ahand hand it, i would have urged people to look into it. the dnc tells nbc, the leadership was not in decisionmaking regarding fusion gps. democrats say it's not about who funded the dossier. it's the allegations in it that need attention.
>> if what christopher steele found proved to be true, we need to know it. >> reporter: as for where this all goes from here, look for the legal battle brewing. fusion gps, the firm that engaged with that british ex-spy, is fighting a southboub issued by the head of the republican intelligence committee on capitol hill. who was the republican group or person who initiated this dossier research? this morning, it's still not clear. matt? savannah? >> hallie jackson on capitol hill. thank you. a lot more in the headlines, including a court appearance for five michigan teenagers charged with murder, in a highway rock throwing incident that killed a young father. blake mccoy has more on this story. >> reporter: instead of going back to high school this morning, the five teenagers will remain in jail.
a judge denying them bond, after one poor decision that ended with a man dead. kenneth white, a man killed in a teenage prank that took a deadly turn. >> they took away a child's father and the love of my life. his stupid act, took away a life. >> reporter: white's family wiped away tears in court tuesday, as they watched five high school students plead not guilty to second-degree murder. investigators say the teens hurled rocks from this overpass, on to i-75 near flint, michigan, last week. leaving drivers little time to react. >> something came from the windshield and hit her friend. he's now unconscious. >> it's not a prank when you're throwing six-pound rocks at vehicles. >> reporter: this is the baseball-sized rock that struck white in the head and chest. as he was dying in the hospital, investigators say the teens went
to mcdonald's. kyle anger, who police say threw the deadly rock, turns himself in. the others were arrested. all will be trialed as adults. attorneys for two of the boys spoke after tuesday's court appearance. >> although the charges are the same, the kids are all different. the actions that the kids may have become involved in are all different. >> there's going to be different levels. the culpability of the friends. >> the family hopes the charges stick. >> you have taken his life for nothing. senseless. a big joke to you. this is not a joke. and i hope that justice is brought to the fullest extent to him. >> reporter: the prosecutor doesn't believe these teens set out to kill anyone.
that's why they're charged with second-degree murder, instead of first. >> blake, thank you. let's turn to mr. roker with a check of the weather. >> we're looking at a tropical investigation area that's bringing moisture all the way up into the northeast and new england. this is 93-l. it's along the nicaraguan coast. it has a 50% chance of developing. it brings moisture across southern florida, up into boston and new england. that's firing up more moisture and more storms, as a frontal system pushes through. it will bring heavy rain, flo flooding rain, from boston into bangor. upwards of five to six inches of rain in parts of maine. rain in parts of maine. one to two inches of rainfall
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good morning, everybody. we're back. it's 7:30, wednesday morning, 25th of october, 2017. halloween right around the corner. >> yes, it is. i just remembered that. it's a busy morning. let's get to today's headlines. and start with this republican revolt against the president. >> we must be unafraid to stand up and speak out. >> not so civil war. the feud between president trump and key senators escalates. jeff flake, with a rebuke of the president, from the senate floor. >> i have children and grandchildren to answer to. and so, mr. president, i will not be complicit or silent. strange bedfellows, hillary
clinton, her campaign and the dnc all under fire this morning after it's revealed they helped pay for that explosive russian dossier on then-candidate donald trump. dangerous mission. new information out that the soldiers killed in niger, were pursuing a key siisis recruiter. albert einstein detailed his advice for a happy life. sells for $1 million at auction. and l.a. liftoff. >> that is scooped and lifted way into left. >> the dodgers outlast the astros behind ace, clayton kershaw, to take game one of the series. >> dodgers win game one. >> today, wednesday, october 25th, 2017. >> we're off. this morning, off with new dwp developments in the harvey
weinstein scandal. his company is now coming under scrutiny, as well. >> good morning, guys. we have another woman this morning telling her story in graphic detail, accusing harvey weinstein and adding to the list that is grown to more than 60. the scandal has put the rest of hollywood under a spotlight brighter than they are used to. forced to answer questions about what they knew and how the country needs to respond. the former production assistant met harvey wayeinstein at the premiere of "the aviator." after refusing advances, weinstein forced oral sex on her. >> he held me down on the bed. i tried to get away. fried to get him off of me. and kept asking him to stop. but it was impossible. >> reporter: weinstein's spokesperson said, any
allegations of unconsensual sex is denied. dominique hewitt flames weinstein forced oral sex on her at a business meeting in 2010. in a civil lawsuit filed late tuesday in los angeles, hewitt takes on his former company. alleging female weinstein employees were used as honey pots to lure his victim into a false sense of security. nbc news reached out to the weinstein company but not none. two weeks ago, when allegations of sexual assault first came out, the board issued a statement, that said, these alleged actions are anti-threat cal to human decency. it's not the only legal challenge for the company that bears weinstein's name. this week in new york, eric
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good morning. >> reporter: youtube is the latest social media company under the microscope for giving a platform to russian propaganda in the lead-up to the 2016 election. youtube is the most-watched site in the world. and congress is calling for more oversight. youtube is under fire. it let russian propaganda spread information. r.t. featured negative stories about hillary clinton on its youtube channel. russia today, founded 12 years ago, and is funded by the russian government, has 2.2 million subscribers on youtube. its videos have been watched more than 5 million times. among them, an r.t.-produced show, hosted by former minnesota governor, jesse ventura. >> they told us when this whole russian thing started, which i'll tell you, i don't believe it. where is the proof? >> i think when american social
media companies allow r.t. to propagandize our people, they should tell the person people, this is a message from the kremlin. this is not an independent news agency. >> reporter: google owns youtube. and responded by telling nbc news, we have a variety of news channels that represent an array of viewpoints across the political spectrum. r.t. fired back at "the new york times," telling nbc news, r.t. hasn't done anything wrong. but it's popular. how dare they? in january, the department of national intelligence, said in a report that russia used trolls as part of its efforts to denigrate secretary clinton. russian today reporter laughed it off in an interview with richard engel. >> no serious person who knows anything about the world, who can use internet, for god sake, would believe that. >> reporter: but there's
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good morning. i'm rosemary connors. a few minutes before 8:00 on this wednesday. meteorologist steve sosna is tracking a crisp but sunny day ahead. steve? that's right. you see the sunshine behind you. that sunshine will be with us all day long. and we'll need that. chilly temperatures here on this wednesday morning. 47 in pottstown now. 56 at the airport here in philadelphia. 52 in the northeast. 52 in trenton. we'll see a nice jump in the temperatures later on this afternoon. mid to upper 60s from philadelphia through the suburbs. lehigh valley, jersey shore, all the way to delaware. meanwhile tomorrow, about ten degrees cooler, definitely want to have the fall jackets for your thursday. >> all right. thanks. philadelphia police have arrested an alleged gunman in two shootings. it started with the first shooting outside of a bar at b and allegheny streets in the fairhill neighborhood around 2:00 this morning. a man was killed. a woman was critically wounded. the suspect took off in a
getaway car krar, crashed his c and opened fire wounding a man who talented to call 91 -- who threatened to call 911. they caught the suspect further down the street. it's about to get a little bit easier to pay for parking in downtown wilmington. an app will pay for parking, and you can get a warning when time on your centimeter about to expire -- your meter when time is about to expire. and later, weighing in on a proposed ban of pedlars. it would keep ice cream trucks from parking near beach entrances and outlaw push carts equipped with bells and whistles to attract customers. something that's been happening down in avalon for decades. starting tomorrow at 4:00 a.m., we'll continue our gho ghost-hunting series. a church where inexplicable things are happening at the church cemetery. and remember to join us every weekday morning from 4:00 to 7:00.
it's 8:00 on "today." and coming up, flake doubles down. >> i hope we're reaching the tipping point where my colleagues and every elected official will say, we can't go on this way. the outgoing gop senator sounds off against the president again this morning, live on "today," after his explosive speech on the senate floor. the president, new pushing back. >> when he gets hit, hee's goin to hit back. plus, bush family bonding. >> i had this person who lifted me up. >> jenna is extremely fun. she makes the most out of any situation. >> our series on sisterhood looks at jenna and barbara's
special relationship. and how they're sharing their stories to inspire others. and khalid, climbing the charts. one of music's hottest young stars is on our plaza for a huge concert, as his album goes platinum. today, october 25th, 2017. what are you all ready for? >> ckhalid on "today." >> what time did you get in line? >> in line since 1:00 a.m. ♪ >> good morning from the plaza. woo. >> we love khalid. [ cheers and applause ] >> we welcome you back to "today" on this wednesday
morning. we welcome you back with news that's weighing heavily on our hearts. once again, our friend, carson, is dealing with a loss. just over a month after the unexpected loss of his mother, patty, carson's stepfather, richard caruso, has passed away. >> carson shared this on instagram. he said, pops passed away today, with dignity and pride. he exemplified great faith, loyalty to his family and hard work. he provided with us so much, we're so grateful. and anyone with the pleasure of meeting them, reunited with our mom now. our faith remains strong. thanks for your continued thoughts and prayers. a wonderful man who raised carson since he was a little poi. our hearts go out to carson and the whole family. >> our thoughts are with you, bud. let's turn to your news at 8:00. president trump may be facing the beginning of an uprising within his own party.
kristen welker joins us with the latest on this. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. the president is claiming victory after senator jeff flake's announcement, he will not face re-election, following bob corker who made the same announcement weeks ago. trump tweeting, the reason flake and corker dropped out of the senate race is simple. they had no chance of being re-elected. but will the growing gop war sink the president's agenda? this morning, republican rupture. new fallout after jeff flake became the second gop senator to announce he is not seeking re-election. >> the president can claim any victory they want. but this is not normal. we've got to change course. >> reporter: flake who was trailing in the polls, stunned his colleagues by making the
emotional announcement on the senate floor tuesday. >> when the next generation asks us, why didn't you do something? why didn't you speak up? what are we going to say? i rise today to say enough. >> reporter: and unleashing a scathing rebuke of president trump. >> restless, outrageous and undignified behavior, is excused of telling it like it is, when it is actually just reckless, outrageous and undignified. and when such behavior emanates from the top of our government, it is something else. it is dangerous to a democracy. >> reporter: just hours before flake made his announcement, another establishment senator and frequent trump critic, bob corker, saying he regrets his vote for trump and wouldn't support him again. >> just in the way that he conducts himself. and goes to such a low level. >> reporter: president trump spent part of the day on capitol
hill, talking tax reform with his party, after assailing corker on twitter, calling him incompetent and little. the white house, defiant. >> the people of this country did not elect somebody to be weak. >> reporter: all of it with a war in the republican party. with establishment members, past and present, sounding the alarm. >> our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication. >> half-baked spurious nationalism, who cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems. >> reporter: the plan is ambition. there is no room for error. also this morning, nbc news has confirmed the clinton campaign and the democratic national committee helped pay for research leading to a now-famous
dossier, which looks into trump's ties into russia. it includes salacious and unverified claims about the president. the president tweeting the victim here is the president. democrats insist opposition research is routine and desay t allegations deserve attention. matt? >> thank you very much. fans are remembering the life of robert guillaume. he died tuesday in los angeles, following his bottle with prostate cancer. he was best-known in his series "benson," which was a spin-off from "soap." he gave voice to rafiki in "the lion king." robert guillaume was 85 years old. remember the first all-black production of "guys and dolls," he got a tony for that.
an elegant, classy guy. >> absolutely. it is time, now, for miss hoda's "morning boost." what have you got this morning? >> people hate flying. it's stressful. hats off to one air traffic worker in rochester, new york. people on the left, got to see byron ax foford showing off his best toxaxtaxi moves. the traveler was on his way to nashville. he said the free show helped him to relax and calm down. he got a little applause from inside the plane. isn't that cool? >> yes. just waiting for a soundtrack. that will come. a lot more ahead on this wednesday. we have miles teller. he's joining us this morning for "trending." then, the bush twins reveal what sisterhood means to them. and "leave it to beaver" turning 60 years old. no way.
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8:11 on a wednesday morning. time for "trending." not one, but two special guests. jenna bush hager. and miles teller. >> good morning. >> good morning. did you know what you're getting into? >> i got the notes backstage. >> you watch "trending" every morning, though. >> yeah. i start my day. >> we're going to talk about a note that was written by albert einstein, and it's worth $1 million. instead of offering a tip to a courier, einstein wrote in german, the note said, a calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of happiness combined with constant restlessness. that note, written in 1922, sold
for $156 million. i pose a question to all of you. have you considered in a restaurant, in addition to a tip, offering someone words of advice? >> no. >> no? >> people don't want advice from me. >> no? >> i don't think so. >> have you given advice? >> no. but i think sometimes i need advice more than i need money. advice versus sometimes i don't need advice. i just need some cash. >> let's just say you were someone in the service industry. and someone wrote you words, and instead of or alongside a tip, change e gave you words that changed your life. >> i couldn't imagine giving advice. but i could imagine giving enkujmeenku encouragement to somebody. >> if it's feedback or something to make them feel better about themselves, absolutely. >> a lot of people who work as
waiters and waitresses in los angeles want to be actors, right? wouldn't it be nice to hear a piece of advice on how you made it? >> yeah. i don't know. >> in addition -- >> you can be like this, your portrayal of a service who cares -- >> exactly. >> sorry. >> i think cash would be good. >> cash is good, too. >> i think that would be presumptuo presumptuous. >> let's say i'm asking for advice? >> the best piece of advice i got going into this business was by a guy that just fired me, and he wrote turn the other cheek. i hated it at the time. it infuriated me. but it's kind of important in this business. >> willard told me. never give up your day job and always be yourself. >> you know, what piece of advice i love from someone, has nothing to do with work. but they said it and i never forgot it. be here now.
some of you are daydreaming at the table. be right with us. >> there's a book about that. called "the precious present." >> i never knew. >> it's a nice, short book. what's the best piece of advice you ever got? >> i remember my mom and dad telling me at a young age, telling me, the only thing you take to the grave with you is your name. your reputation, and how people speak about you will last forever. >> this started out slow. but at the end -- >> fantastic. >> really good. >> let's end it while it's on top. first up, kate winslet. the star opened up to "variety" on her film "wonder wheel." the film is directed by woody allen. when asked about her decision to work with him, winslet wrote, it's a difficult decision. i don't read how people respond
to things. as actors we're going to say the wrong thing. it's okay to step away from the discussion. she did open up about whether she would work with the former co-star again, leonardo dicaprio. winslet believes the two will work together again. but not for a while. until they're much older. anna faris released her memoir. she opens up about cheating rumors and jealousy between her and chris pratt's relationship. faris said her publicist warned her about the press they would receive. jennifer and i are really friendly. she was apologetic, even though she didn't need to be because she didn't do anything wrong. it's awesome. but it's hurtful and embarrassing. when people say your husband is cheating on you. you feel and look like a fool. faris and pratt split over the
summer. she says the two are good friends. dolly parton and kenny rogers. kenny is kicking off his final tour tonight in nashville. and dolly will be alongside them. dylan dreyer asked them about their relationship. >> why have you never gotten together? why no mixing business with pleasure? >> first of all, she's hard to -- >> i'm not his type. >> i'm a believer that tension is better if you keep it, than if you satisfy it. and certainly, she said no to me. >> we've always been so -- we were almost like brother and sister. it would be like incest. we never went there. >> for more of the interview with the duo, watch "megyn kelly today" coming up in the next hour. that's your "pop start." we're going to wait one
second. we're going to talk to miles here about the reason he's here. he did not come here to participate in trending. a great, new movie called "thank you for your service." the story of a serviceman who fries to integrate back into a civil wan. and i want to talk to you about this. you say it's the toughest movie you've ever made. why? >> i think it's tough to get into the skin of the mind and a soul of a guy who is coming back from three deployments. spent 1,000 days in combat, in-country. and the war that the infantry is fighting, than the marines. some of my friends are special forces guys. a different personal. these guys are coming from part specific parts of the country. lower income housing. and they go right to the front lines. and the trauma they have to experience every day. and to be in that mindset of war every day. and that i have to come back. you go from the battlefield to
back at home. and that contrast to me. and these guys come back with so much bottled up. and they don't have the vocabulary to express it. >> how did you prepare? did you talk to veterans and really understand where they're coming from? >> yeah, for sure. i tackled it in a couple different ways. i had the two books that david finkle wrote, "good soldiers" and "thank you." they stayed in their homes for nine months when they're in the red zone, the first couple months home. and i watched a lot of youtube, interviews with guys coming back. watched a documentary. met with adam and the soldier i played and talked with vets. and tried to get as much as i could because it's a vulnerable position to be acting like you've been through that. >> can we say congratulations on another note?
>> oh, yeah? >> you got a dog. >> you have everything. >> wait. >> you got a dog? >> trending. >> a dog. >> wait a minute. >> it's her birthday a week ago. >> can we say one other thing? >> oh, my god. >> you dress the dog up? >> you talked about your parents. and we heard something cool that you did. you paid off their house. >> i paid off the mortgage. that was cool. they set it on fire. they had champagne. and it was nice. that's what it's all about. they sacrificed everything for me. >> all-around good guy. >> they gave you good advice. >> now, dress my dog up in dresses. >> nothing we haven't tried around here. miles, great to see you. >> congratulations on all of it. "thank you for your service," from universal pictures, opens on friday. al, let's do the weather. unless miles wants to.
>> let's just do it. doing all of it today. >> got some rain, some sun, some wind. >> you're a morning person, aren't you? >> absolutely. happy wednesday. a picture perfect morning out there with blue skies and plenty of sunshine. high temperature, 67 degrees here in philadelphia. through many of the suburbs, mid to upper 60s with mostly sunny skies. lehigh valley at 65. jersey shore within a few degrees of 70. temperatures tomorrow afternoon in the mid to upper 50s to around 60 with a cool breeze out of the north and east. >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> all righright, al. thank you very much. now, more of our special series "sisterhood" celebrating that unique bond. >> it's moments from jenna and her sister, barbara's, memoir.
>> it's been great sharing the stories we have growing up and the special bond we have as sisters. and we hope our stories inspire all women. from the moment i was born, i had this person who lifted me up. barbara has a huge heart. she was the type of kid that looked after everybody else in our class. and wanted to make sure that everybody was taken care of. she's gentle. he's creative. she's a great artist. and she's brilliant. >> jenna is extremely fun. she makes the most out of everything. she's always been an entertainer. she has a huge imagination. and has loved making people laugh and smile and entertaining them. she makes the most out of any situation. she's made my life extremely fun. and she's very loving. >> thanks, sissy.
so many people think they know us because of years of media spotlight or articles written about us. but we felt like the true essence of who we are isn't really out there. we wanted to write our own story. >> we realized how lucky we have been. we've had an extremely incredible life. and always have had a partner to go through it with, because we're twins. we were always encouraged to be very different. >> and we were nourished to do different things. i think we were always going to have different careers. >> i attended the launch of the president's emergency plan for aids relief when i was in my junior summer. at the time, if you were living on africa, you couldn't get access to anti-retroviral drugs, which are the drugs that keep you alive when you're hiv-h
hiv-positive. i was angered but inspired by seeing people stepping up. i started global health corps in 2009. and now, we've worked with almost 1,000 young leaders. >> before i was working on policy for the u.s. government. >> and i work on a variety of issues, government, labor. >> i'm so proud of barbara. she works tirelessly. she's traveling all the time. i feel low she's making the world a better place. i got to experience a small part of what it was like to train to be an astronaut. >> she's loved people. she's loved entertaining. it's a natural fit for her. and she's great at it. >> she wants it. we would say to mila, we're sisters. we realize how'd lucky we have been to have someone by our side
and have someone that's had our back throughout our whole lives. >> she's one of the most important people in my life. and she has witnessed all of these milestones. makes me want to cry. i don't know why. >> like our life expanded because of each other. and i hope that poppy and mila have that, as well. >> i think a sister can be a blood sister, like i so luckily have. it can also be a woman in a has your back, that makes you feel like you're good enough. that empowers you to be your best person, to be your best sel self. that laughs with you and cries with you. >> whether it's a blood sister of a friend sister, it's someone who will be alongside you as you go through life. >> my sister does such good work and i don't. you have to admit the
juxtaposition of what she does and what nbc 10 news starts now. good morning. just a few minutes before 8:30 on this wednesday. a little cooler and a lot sunnier than this time yesterday. >> that's for sure. we do have the sunshine back in the picture here today. we'll see a nice rebound with the temperatures. it may be chilly now, but we're in for a great afternoon. tracking some rain for the weekend on sunday. temperatures, 56 in philadelphia, 44 in mt. pocono. we're looking at mid to upper 60s by this afternoon. by tomorrow, we drop the temperature about 5-10 degrees.
we are getting our first daylight look at breaking fuse on south street. firefighters are still fighting some flare-ups at bridget foy's restaurant. you see that thick smoke, flames were shooting from the roof. at least two firefighters had to be taken away and treated for minor injuries. the fire killed two dogs at a nearby pet grooming store. we're also watching a developing story in philadelphia where witnesses tell us they heard arguing right before gunshots erupted on south 12th street. a pair of teens are dead. the murderer remains on the loose this morning. investigators are looking for two men who fled from the scene. they believe one of them is the shooter. steve sweeney's negative headlines keep piling up.
why are south jerseyans so angry at sweeney? sweeney repeatedly sided with chris christie to underfund south jersey schools, increase standardized testing like parcc, cut take-home pay for teachers, and broke his promise to fund the pensions of hundreds of thousands of new jerseyans- all while padding his own. steve sweeney says a lot of things. but the truth is, he's not on our side. nice to meet you sir. joseph, i'm nice to meet you.u? how's it going man? the yankees? come on. [ laughing ] look at the smiles and the hard work that the people here are doing. it's like making mini sandwiches. they're no different than anyone else. they just want a job. they want respect and they want dignity. this is a nice place. yeah. he plays basketball with lauren. steve called, fairly frantic. you know, he had a premature baby and i think he had just been given the diagnosis that she had down syndrome. lauren brought out the best in me. she made me a different person.
deep down in his heart he feels for people who are disadvantaged. lauren's a light in everybody eye. she's the spark that has started the fire. the goal is to keep places like this open so all people, regardless of disability, have an opportunity for employment. see, i love you. i love you guys too. you know that. yeah. a bridge shut down over politics. their biggest triumph was a traffic jam. chris christie and kim guadagno's failures shortchanged our future. after 8 years- incomes are down, costs are up and our economy is crawling. we are better than this. i'm phil murphy together we'll build a stronger, fairer economy that works for every new jersey family.
christie and guadagno left new jersey stuck. i'm serious about moving new jersey forward. ♪ good morning, everybody. it's wednesday morning, the 25th of october, 2017. and that's a crowd on the plaza. and we have a great concert in store for them. khalid is here. >> khalid. >> khalid is one of the hottest stars in music right now. >> thank you. >> how hot is he? megyn kelly said i have to be part of this and come to the concert. >> i worked my connections to get over here. >> i don't know if you know. you have your own hats.
you see these hats? i have a crowd moment. and i'm going to give these away. hold on. i have four ladies, khalid, who came here at the crack of dawn. >> what's your name? >> tiana. >> heather. >> meghan. >> to signed to heather. to maya. to meghan. and to tiana. khalid signed your hats. pretty awesome. >> amazing guess to think of their names like that. that's incredible. >> appreciate it. >> what's the concert? >> it's going to be so much monfun. >> did you check out charlie? >> he's the cutest thing in the world. charlie's dressed up, getting ready for our countdown to halloween. next week, halloween here on "today." >> isn't that a yankees uniform?
just like daddy. also ahead, the "leave it to beaver" boys. we're going to talk to jerry mathers and tony dowd. we have kenny and dolly in the final performance. also, toby from "this is us," chris sullivan. and we have an exclusive of the two harvey weinstein accusers. they're going after the board. they're saying they were helping this situation by not stepping in. they're here. they're exclusive. they will tell us their stories. >> thank you very much. mr. roker? >> all right. let's look at what you've got going on for today. a lot of heat out west. we're looking at showers and cool weather around the great lakes. heavy rain in new england. we got a high fire danger in the western plains. plenty of nine from the mid mississippi valley to the gulf coast, as well. snowshowers and windy through
the western plains. a little and good morning. happy wednesday. a picture perfect morning out there with blue skies and plenty of sunshine. high temperature 67 degrees here in philadelphia today. through many of the suburbs, mid to upper 60s with mostly sunny skies. lehigh valley at 65 later on this afternoon. jersey shore within a few degrees of 70. tomorrow afternoon, temperatures in the mid to upper 50s to around 60 with a cool breeze out of the north and east. >> that is your latest weather. don't forget, anytime you need that weather, day or night, you check out our pals at the weather channel. and when you leave, don't forget, you can take us with you. "today" siriusxm 108, "today" show and the hoda show today.
the beloved sitcom, "leave it to beaver" has kept people entertained for a generation. we're going to catch up with the cleaver boys in a moment. first, a look back. for six seasons, americans tuned in to keep up with the cleavers. an all-american family living in the fictional town of mayfield. >> we're going to dancing school. >> yeah. we want to get there early. >> reporter: "leave it to beaver," its wholesome values of the '50s and '60s, reigned in primetime popularity. garnering two emmy nominations and fans of all ages. >> is this a school problem? >> no. this is a make believe problem. >> reporter: the plat revolved around theodore cleaver, and his brother, wally. the series spoke to a country in a time much simpler than now.
>> did you get a note from school? >> yeah, once. >> did they expel you? >> reporter: the parents on the show, june and ward, led by example. placing importance on family dinners, honesty and respect. >> no desert, beaver? >> no. >> no what? >> i won't have any. >> reporter: making its mark, even today, 60 years later. here they are, 60 years later. jerry mathers and tony douw. i said that was a simpler time. you can't stress that enough. >> people would come home from their stressed life. they would sit down and watch "leave it to beaver." and all of the problems would
disappear. >> except mine. i had problems. >> every episode, you had some problem. usual lly small. >> but to a small boy, those are big problems. >> these roles were iconic. during the six years, you loved having them. were they difficult to leave behind? >> tony had not done a lot of acting. i had been an actor since i was 2 years old. we were there doing a show. barbara and hugh were not our real family. it wasn't that working there wasn't fun for us. >> the producers kept us the kid next door. we didn't get a lot of hooha about publicity and interviews. they didn't want to get us too full of ourselves. >> can i tell you how many mornings i could watch the
reruns. dennis to menace, "leave it to beaver" and may bubury. i had the ear ache. do you get people coming up to you and talking about the show? >> all the time. it's the longest running television show in history. >> "meet the press," even longer than ours. >> a filmed show. not a live show every day. people are not only watching it. they're watching it again and again. >> it's one of the shows that needed patience. if i remember correctly, it didn't do all that well. didn't it switch networks? >> several times. we were on cbs and nbabc. it's not that we didn't do well. but people didn't believe that people would watch a show about two boys growing up in america. >> it was a terrific show. the writers, joe connolly and
bob mosher, and the first direct director, norman tokar, really set it apart. >> what was it like working with hugh and barbara? >> hugh was really interesting. he was a methodist minister. after world war ii, he was a medic and came back. he wanted to start a poor go congregation. he became an actor to afford to feed his family and be a minister. >> that sounds like a television series. >> what was barbara like? >> she was lovely. one of the most wonderful people in the world. everybody loved barbara. she had all the class in the world. and she wore high heels, a lot. >> have you guys remained close? >> fairly. we're good friends.
like somebody, maybe your best friend in high school or junior high. anything goes on in our families, we know about it. >> he's still a squirt. >> always be the little brother. >> i'll always be younger. >> tony and jerry, thank you so much. fun to walk down memory lane with you guys. up next, it's concert time. khalid performs on our citi concert stage. first, this is "today nobody delivers more for south jersey than steve sweeney.
he stood up to north jersey special interests to increase funding for our schools. he stopped christie's commuter tax, saving south jersey residents over 200 million dollars. and he led the charge to pass paid family leave. aarp applauded sweeney for freezing property taxes for seniors and cutting prices on prescription drugs. "i got to take my hat off to him. he's a man of his word." steve sweeney. because there's more work to do to get south jersey's fair share. 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. the citi concert series is proudly brought to you by citi. welcome what's next. all right. welcome back. who is ready for khalid? [ cheers and applause ] our whole crowd. our concert's about to begin. along with our sponsor, citi," we had fans submit videos singing the hit song, "location." you might see your video behind him on the stage.
khalid, take it away. ♪ send me your location let's focus on communicating ♪ ♪ because i just need the time and place to come through ♪ ♪ place to come through send me your location ♪ ♪ let's ride the vibrations i don't need nothing else but you ♪ ♪ at times i wonder why i fool with you ♪ ♪ but this is new to me this is new to you ♪ ♪ initially i didn't wanna fall for you ♪ ♪ gather my attention, it was all for you ♪ ♪ so, don't take advantage don't leave my heart damaged ♪ ♪ to understand that things go a
little bit better when you plan it ♪ ♪ so, won't you send me your location ♪ ♪ let's focus on communicating 'cause i just need the time and place to come through ♪ ♪ send me your location let's ride the vibrations ♪ ♪ i don't need nothing else but you ♪ ♪ i don't want to fall in love off of subtweets ♪ ♪ so, let's keep it personal i got a lot of cool spots that we can go ♪ ♪ tell me what's the move and i got you ♪ ♪ i'm only acting like this 'cause i like you ♪ ♪ just give me the vibe to slide then ♪ ♪ i might make you mine by the night end ♪ ♪ give me your location
let's focus on communicating ♪ ♪ 'cause i just need the time and place to come through ♪ ♪ send me your location let's ride the vibrations ♪ ♪ i don't need nothing else but you ♪ ♪ ride, ride, ride come and vibe with me tonight ♪ ♪ i don't need nothing else but you ♪ ♪ ride, ride, ride come and vibe with me tonight ♪ ♪ i don't need nothing else but you ♪ ♪ nothing else but you ♪ oh, oh no, no, no ♪ ♪
actually, my senior superlative was most likely to become platinum. >> was it really? >> there you are. >> i lived my dream. >> there's more. you're on the cover of "billboard's" grammy preview edition. how is it to look at that and hear all the things that people are saying about you? >> it is insane. this has been a crazy year. 19 has been the best year of my life. being 19 is the best thing. >> it's amazing to be in this moment. and you have a big announcement this morning. >> yes. i am actually going on tour in the spring. >> yeah. >> and actually, if you're a citi card member, there's a presale available to you on november 28th. >> any of those hats left?
can you get me one? >> what are you going to sing for us, hon? >> my favorite, "young, dumb and broke." >> thank you. ♪ so, you are still thinking of me ♪ ♪ just like i know you should i cannot give you everything ♪ ♪ you know i wish i could ♪ i'm so high up the moment i'm so caught up in this ♪ ♪ and we're just young, dumb and broke ♪ ♪ we still got love to give ♪ we're young, dumb, young dumb and broke ♪ ♪ young, dumb, young, dumb
♪ young, dumb, broke high school kids ♪ ♪ young, dumb, broke high school kids ♪ ♪ we have so much in common we argue all the time ♪ ♪ you always say i'm wrong ♪ i'm pretty sure i'm right let's find that commitment ♪ ♪ we have all our lives to live ♪ ♪ we're just young, dumb and broke ♪ ♪ we still got love ♪ young, dumb, young, dumb, and broke ♪ ♪ young, dumb, young, dumb and broke ♪ ♪ young, dumb, broke high school kids ♪
♪ young, dumb, broke high school kids ♪ ♪ young, dumb, broke high school kids ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> hear more from khalid and all our citi concert art ists at applemusic.com/today. big thank you to khalid. he'll have one more song a litt later. litt later. le steve sweeney's negative headlines keep piling up.
why are south jerseyans so angry at sweeney? sweeney repeatedly sided with chris christie to underfund south jersey schools, increase standardized testing like parcc, cut take-home pay for teachers, and broke his promise to fund the pensions of hundreds of thousands of new jerseyans- all while padding his own. steve sweeney says a lot of things. but the truth is, he's not on our side.
for this kid. 19 is a great year. album. concert tour in the spring. not bad. one great concert town. two more to go this week. niall horan, who hit it big as a member of one direction. or as matt says, one dimension. >> why do you do that? >> i don't know. can't help it. >> and one of our favorites. rachel platten is here. >> "megyn kelly today" is up next. guys, have a great morning. but first, your local news.
nbc 10 news starts now. just a few minutes before 9:00 on this wednesday. a cool start to our day. >> we had sunshine with us and some cool temperatures, but these temperatures will be warming up through the day today thanks to the bright blue sky outside right now. 57 in philadelphia, 58 in the northeast, 51 in pottstown.
area wide temperatures in the upper 50s. headed to the 60s. next chance of rain coming in on sunday. we continue to keep close watch of breaking news on south street. firefighters are still fighting some flare-ups at bridget foy's restaurant. two firefighters had to be treated for minor injuries. the fire killed two dogs at a nearby pet grooming shop. we'll have more information during our 11:00 newscast. also breaking, this time in chester county, it's unclear if the animals insides this flaming barn were able to get out before the flames erupted. this is from sky force 10. right now no reports of any people at this farm or in this barn injured. just into the nbc 10 newsroom, we now know the names of the teens killed in south philadelphia. one of them was not far from his home.
a bridge shut down over politics. their biggest triumph was a traffic jam. chris christie and kim guadagno's failures shortchanged our future. after 8 years- incomes are down, costs are up and our economy is crawling. we are better than this. i'm phil murphy together we'll build a stronger, fairer economy that works for every new jersey family. christie and guadagno left new jersey stuck. i'm serious about moving new jersey forward.
this morning, on "megyn kelly today" -- enablers. that's the latest claim in the harvey weinstein example. and in an exclusive, i'll interview the woman with the shacking allegations against weinstein and his former company. and he steals your heart every week on nbc's massive hit, "this is us." chris sullivan is here with stories of his life on and off screen. then, 12 painkillers a day. two bottles of wine a night? our week-long secrets series, with two women able to confront the truth, live. all that and more, right now. [ applause ] hi. hi, everybody.