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good morning. out on a limb. donald trump ratchets up claims that the election is rigged. surrogates, even his own running mate, apparently not on board. >> we will absolutely accept the results of the election. and after the republican headquarters in north carolina is firebombed, trump points the finger at "animals representing hillary clinton." are his accusations and attacks having any impact? this morning, new poll numbers are in. breaking overnight, backed by the u.s., iraq launches a massive offensive to retake mosul from isis. the largest operation against the terror group ever. richard engel is live with one of the convoys heading into battle. reliving the nightmare.
that shark cage when a great white broke through the bars opens up about his dramatic encounter. >> i just feel very lucky out there. can survive. still alive. and nothing gets hurt. >> why he says the danger was far greater than anyone realized. and to the rescue. a driver pulled from his burning car after it crashed and rolled down a hill. an army of onlookers then fo a human chain to get him out proving there is safety in numbers "today," monday, october 17th, 2016. >> announcer: 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 a monday morning. what are you going to do three weeks from tomorrow? >> stay up all night. election day is upon us.
some new campaign allegations and attacks. here's your state of the race today. 22 days to go. donald trump is doubling down on his claims of a rigged election. this time blaming the media, his opponent, and many polling places. but, there has yet to be any evidence of voter fraud. our newest head-to-head polling shows clinton holds a ten-point lead over trump among likely voters nationwide. when you look at the voting bloc, clinton has a advantage 55%-25%. bernie sanders will campaign for hillary clinton with two events in colorado. >> starting with nbc national correspondent peter alexander. he's on the trail in green bay, wisconsin. peter, good morning. >> reporter: matt, savannah, good morning to you. two days until that third and final presidential debate.
bay. heading into this critical week, trump is now furiously ratcheting up his rhetoric. facing a growing deficit in the polls, donald trump is intensifying his efforts to fuel doubts about the legitimacy of the election. >> one big fix. it's one big ugly lie. >> reporter: trump expanding his argument that the election is being rigged by the dishonest and many polling places. that incendiary new claim challenging the fairness of the voting process. but it also contradicts one of trump's top surrogates, rudy giuliani. >> i don't expect the electoral process to be rigged, meaning the election to be rigged. but if it is, we'll contest it. >> reporter: mike pence also tried to down play his running mate's latest claim. >> we will absolutely accept the results of the election. >> reporter: house speaker paul ryan rejecting talk of a rigged election.
is fully confident the states will carry out this election with integrity." ahead trump's trip today to wisconsin, ryan's home turf, trump's blasting his party's 2012 vp nominee as a man who doesn't know how to win. republicans divided and now under attack. a gop office in north carolina firebombed. a nearby building vandalized. so far, no arrests, but trump blames animals representing hillary clinton and democrats. clinton condemning the attack as the fierce rhetoric coming just days before the candidates' final debate showdown. in our new poll, 31% of voters said the debates made them more likely to back clinton. just 14% more likely to vote trump, who still is vigorously denying allegations he groped or kissed women without their permission. trump's latest challenge for
test prior to the debate. i do. >> reporter: and less than a year after hosting "saturday night live," trump's no longer laughing. >> number three -- sorry. okay. and number four -- >> reporter: time to retire the boring and unfunny show, trump tweeted. alec baldwin portrayal stinks." "snl," just another e donald trump says that the media is rigging this election. also new this morning, donald trump is trailing by a wide margin among latinos. clinton holding on to her lead with that group, 67%-17%. a 50% margin. as significantly, more than 80% of latinos now say it is certain they will vote in three weeks which is a number that rivals what happens with the election
president obama won. let's talk about the democrats. hillary clinton facing her own troubles this morning. more stolen e-mails, this time purported to include transcripts of speeches she gave to goldman sachs. nbc's andrea mitchell has more on that angle. andrea, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. hillary clinton riding high in the polls but now facing that rolling wave of release by wikileaks of stolen campaign e-mails. including now allegedly what are purported te transcripts of those goldman sachs speeches that she gave before she was a candidate. hillary clinton's motorcade on sunday whisking her to practice for her final debate. but how can she prepare for the drip, drip, drip of thousands of pages of stolen e-mails released each day by wikileaks, especially purported transcripts of those goldman sachs speeches she gave before running for president. bernie sanders wanted to see them during the primary
let everybody see. >> reporter: now clinton talks about cracking down on wall street. >> we still have to crack down on the big banks. >> reporter: but as a highly paid speaker, clinton appears to have told the bankers, "the people that know the industry better than anybody are the people who work in the industry." she also said new banking regulations after the 2008 crisis were passed for political reasons. and the jury is still out on reform law. a stolen e-mail wikileaks said was to campaign chairman john podesta reveals, clinton decided to oppose the tpp trade deal she once supported even before seeing the final version, contrary to her latest claims. an advisor writing, "if she weighs in now without viewing the document, some in labor might wonder why she didn't just
donald trump and rudy giuliani pouncing on this. >> she is getting bombarded by wikileaks and she needs something to save her because the stuff she says in those e-mails is disqualifying for being president of the united states. >> reporter: the clinton campaign firing back blaming russia suspected by the fbi of being behind the hacks of those e-mails. at the same time, vladimir putin on sunday saying that they were not trying to steal anything or influence the u.s. elections. but this, as nbc news has planning a covert plan to launch a cyber response to all of this if russia does not stop. at the same time, there are also e-mails from last summer saying that campaign aides were concerned about a character flaw in clinton, that she could not express remorse or apologize for the private server. she finally did in a series of interviews starting with us last september. savannah and matt? >> andrea, we remember it well. thank you.
chuck, good morning to you. >> good morning, sir. >> for months and months, hillary clinton refused to talk about or release the transcripts of those speeches to goldman sachs saying that she would do that some time when donald trump released his taxes. now we know, allegedly, what was included in her comments to gold plan sax. do you have a better sense of why she didn't release them? >> i sure do. this was -- i think this would have been more problematic for her in the democratic primaries. look, the democratic party is moving in a direction much faster to the left than hillary clinton ever was. what wikileaks -- what we have learned out of all of this, matt, on one hand, it sort of reinforced what we already thought we knew about hillary clinton. but politically and ideologically, this being exposed during the primaries with bernie sanders, that basically she was making a calculation to move to the left. i think it would have been absolutely damaging in the primary and possibly cost her the nomination.
have been that damaging in the primary, the question then is how damaging, if at all, is it now with three weeks to go until the general election. >> i think in a general election, much less damaging, number one. there are some voters who are going to be reassured that she's in the middle here a little bit, number one. and then second, remember who her opponent is. i think against another opponent this could be more lethal. i think against donald trump, obviously he blocks out the sun with all of his problems. trump. he spent the weekend really honing in on this idea and this message that the whole system is rigged. but if you really think about it, that's the message that not -- not a message to win, it is not a message to turn out voters, because, frankly, people might get depressed and think, why bother. it is a message to explain a loss. >> that's right, savannah. i think it is also a message as a way to not lose either. to not look like a loser. this is going to be donald trump
this is going to be donald trump defining victory in his own way. we've got -- we all know donald trump pretty well, i think, the three of us. one thing he will never admit is losing or failing at anything. to me, this feels like donald trump's way of deciding this fight for the presidency will make him look like a winner even if he gets trounced. >> chuck todd, thank you very much. want to mention, nbc news will bring you that third and wednesday night. coverage begins, 9:00 eastern time. big news overseas. the army launch be an attack of mosul. nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel is with troops on the move in northern iraq this morning. richard, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is a major operation where we are, we've been hearing outgoing rockets and artillery
. it began in the early morning hours at around 60,000 iraqis are taking part. it is also the main focus of the some 5,000 u.s. troops in this country. the biggest offensive against isis anywhere so far has begun. this morning iraqi forces, backed by american air power, and artillery are on the move. it seems like every iraqi in uniform and every vehicle is being brought in for this operation. armor to the front line is moving very quickly. but american commanders say it could slow down considerably if and when they meet resistance. heading into battle, but their mood is upbeat. as the attack convoy stopped briefly, some troops started dancing. and they're getting a warm reception from iraqi civilians. many villagers came out to welcome the troops as they advanced toward mosul where more
in by isis as human shields. but then, as the convoy drew closer to mosul, an ominous sign. huge plumes of black smoke shut out the sun. isis torched these oil wells, wells it used to fund its terror, rather than allow them to go back to the iraqi government. many iraqis want revenge for over two years of isis abuses. "we will be victorious in god willing," a soldier said. how long it will take depends on what isis has in store for these troops. iraq's prime minister says this mission has one goal -- to liberate mosul from isis, and god willing, he said, we will win. savannah? matt? back to you. >> richard engel in iraq, thank you. we have an update now on a tragic story out of lexington, kentucky where the 15-year-old daughter of olympic sprinter
weekend. police announced last night they arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with that case. trinity gay was shot outside a restaurant early sunday when a group of men in two cars opened fire on each other. trinity was not in either car. she later died at a lexington hospital. like her father, trinity was a sprinter. she ran for her high school team. now to traumatic video we showed you last week, a great white shark busting into a with the driver still inside. this morning that diver is telling his story for the first time. nbc's keir simmons has the latest on that. goo. >> good morning. this is the video that went viral. inside that shark cage had been a lone diver. this is the view from the boat from terrified onlookers. until now we hadn't married from the diver himself. but this morning he tells us this was not the only shark he
furiously, a huge shark inside a shark cage. the animal panicking, trapped. what you can't see is the chinese diver who, just moments earlier, was inside that same small cage. the shark's bloody body horrifying witnesses. watching from the boat. . >> is there anybody in there? >> reporter: seconds later he resurfaces, uninjured. >> i just feel very lucky out and nothing gets hurt. >> reporter: the terrifying sequence lasting less than two minutes. taking the bait, slamming into the cage. >> before he broke the cage, his nose has been locked in the small window. i just tell myself, hey, come on, you don't want to go into my cage. but maybe less than a second after he broke the cage. >> reporter: the diver thrown out into shark infested water.
of the other sharks swim below me. >> reporter: up above, panic. someone opens the hatch. and finally, the diver emerges. >> i don't think he want to attack me. he just panic. i think it's just accident. >> reporter: shark cage close encounters occur when sharks are hunting food. it can look like a shark attack. in fact the animal is unable to swim backwards. but experts warn tourists no the to take risks, like in mexico earlier this year. a diver touching a after this latest frightening incident, the diver says he'll keep diving. >> i will get back to the cage next day. >> he says the shark was so powerful, he was thrown out of the cage and left holding a piece of the torn-off metal. he says that he was not that frightened because everything happened so quickly. matt and savannah, i'm not sure everyone would say that.
not so great outside either. shark infested waters. back to the video we showed at the top of the show. traumatic rescue caught on camera. cell phone video shows palm bay police officers and several bystanders rushing to free the trapped driver as the suv burst into flames. afterhe locked arms forming a human chain. eventually pulling the driver up hill to safety. miraculously, he only has minor injuries. let's turn to dylan now, first check of the weather. al is still on the mend. doing well. >> he pick a good week to recover. it is going to be in the 80s, sunny. it is fantastic this week across the northeast. in fact across most of the country it is going to feel like late august rather than mid-october. summer-like temperatures thanks to this area of high pressure pushing the jet stream way up to the north.
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>> and that's your latest forecast. >> all right, dylan, thank you. just ahead, claims of a rigged system. calls for revolution. the real worries about what might happen after election day. do you really need to spend a lot of money on bottled water or is that stuff out of the tap just as good? on "rossen reports," we're putting our taste buds to the test. but first, this is "today"
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one of my favorite songs. monday, october 17, 2016. great crowd on the plaza. it is going to be warm this let's get right to a check to the headlines. service has been restored to the hoboken train after the data recorder showed it going twice the speed limit. in orange county, north carolina, someone threw a bottle of flammable liquid through a
republicans leave town or else was also found on a nearby building. no suspects have been identified. we have a new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll to show you. hillary clinton now leading in that poll by ten points in a head-to-head election day match-up. now to "today's campaign moment." earlier today we told you donald trump isn't laughing at alec baldwin's portrayal of him on "snl." he probably didn't like this open sketch either. it is a "lemonade" parodying the women in donald trump's life. ? i see my pants in the corner ? ? looking for the back door ? >> on twitter, donald trump linked "snl" to the media that
election. that talk of a fix on the election has some of trump's supporters now talking revolution if he doesn't win. nbc's hallie jackson is in washington with that part of the story. hallie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. it is not all of donald trump's supporters, but some who are now talking more about rising up or a revolt, seizing on donald trump's rhetoric of a rigged system. how many >> a totally rigged election. >> the election is being rigged. >> the whole system is rigged. >> reporter: -- to a revolution. >> we can't let them get away with this, folks. >> total lies that we've been seeing. total lies. >> reporter: with donald trump intensifying his argument that the system isn't fair, growing concern from his critics about why that's so dangerous. >> if you have that mindset, then he loses, what happens is this. >> it will be 100% chaos. no more america. rigged. >> reporter: at trump rallies,
up. >> i believe if she wins, we will end up in a war. >> we are going to rise up because we're tired of taking it. we're tired of being deplorables. >> reporter: in wisconsin, sheriff david clark, a trump backer, now facing new backlash for tweeting, "it's pitch forks and torches time." clark later mocking the media for what he calls its "freak out." arguing overnight he wasn't inciting violence, arguing inea their government no longer belongs to the people. adding, "i encourage them to join me in pushing back." and in the "boston globe," another trump supporter quoted as saying, "there's going to be a lot of bloodshed if clinton wins." >> look, you got millions of people. each side has a couple of kooks. >> reporter: "we reject violence in any form," pointing instead
will make their voices heard at the ballot box with trump's running mate trying to tamp down inflammatory talk. >> i will tell you, just for me -- i don't want this to happen, but i will tell you, for me personally, if hillary clinton gets in, i myself, i'm ready for a revolution because we can't have her in. >> you don't -- don't say that. >> i'm just saying it. >> reporter: others resigned to what could happen if their candidate comes up short. >> we have no choice but to accept the outcome. you know, tha >> as for what trump could do if he were to lose in november, the "financial times" this morning is now reporting that trump's son-in-law, jared kushner, has in their words informally met with a top media executive to discuss the possibility of setting up a trump tv network after the election. matt? savannah? >> hallie jackson, thank you very much. dylan is here with another check of the weather for us on a monday morning. >> good morning, guys.
see some improvements. over the weekend, we had wind gusts 80 to 100 miles per hour. several inches of rain, several inches of mountain snow. now tapering off to more or less just spotty showers from seattle, medford, oregon, eureka, california as well. we do still have some mountain snow but now the big story is the high winds, especially all across the rockies where we do have high wind warnings and watches and wind advisories, too. we still could see wind gusts upwards of around 50 miles per hour, especially in the highest elevations. wa is not just very windy but it is also extremely dry. humidity levels are low and with the warm-up we're seeing, we could see any fire that develops spread very, very quickly. this includes denver, dodge city, up into north platte, amarillo, texas, santa fe, new mexico. those are all areas with the red flag warnings in effect for the day today. again we will see some of these spotty showers trying to move eastward. not really helping out the red
>> and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you very much. still ahead, a dynamic duo. miley cyrus and joan jett on their friendship and working together on "the voice." but first, which water do you really prefer? >> hi, good morning. i'm jeff rossen. coming. one so many of drinking expensive bottled water. but here is a question for you. could you taste the difference between bottled water and tap
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"pure" and "minerals." it just feels like it is better and we pay up for it. but can you really tell difference? this morning, we are launching a blind taste test. we're going to test matt and savannah in just a moment. but first, it is your turn. >> it's light, it's crisp. >> good. really good. >> reporter: we always hear -- drink more water. >> we buy cases of water. >> i buy water all the time. >> reporter: turns out the bottled water market is booming. americans now $20 billion a year on it. $20 billion! but can you really taste the difference? i'm curious. so here's what we're doing. we're coming over here. in this container we're putting tap water right out of the sink. good old-fashioned tap. in this container over here, we have this expensive bottle of water. this goes for about $3 a bottle. if you don't know which was which -- they smell and look the same -- could you pick it out?
port center in new jersey. putting both types of water in identical cups. simple question. which one do you like better? oh, he's swishing it around. >> it's my wine tasting ability. >> reporter: right away, some can't even taste the difference. >> i think they both taste the same. >> taste like plain water. also tastes like plain water. >> there a he no difference between them. >> no difference between them. >> no difference. >> reporter: but remember, this is a difference. this water is free, and this water isut you chose the expensive bottled water over the tap. >> you could taste the difference. when they ask for tap or bottles, i want bottles. . >> you are expensive date. >> reporter: basically. >> some swear by it. >> i like the bottled water. >> you chose bottled water. you have a fancy palate. >> i can't afford my own palate. >> but don't count the tap out yet. >> tap water.
day. i don't see any need to pay more money. >> i always trust somebody wearing a bowtie. >> you got to do it. you are just an expert on everything. it is practically a tie. >> bottled water. >> tap water. >> bottled water. >> tap water. >> reporter: but by the end of the day after testing more than two dozen people, we have a winner. >> i like this one. >> this one. >> reporter: 55% saying the tap tastes better. a narrow victory, but a savings. do you know what this is? this is tap water. you chose it over expensive bottled water. >> no. i don't have to buy bottled water anymore. >> is that a little dance i saw? >> yeah. >> that's the save money dance. >> that's the save money dance. . >> love that guy. still, bottled water, by the way, more popular than ever. researchers say this may be the first year bottle ld water actually outsells soda. now that we've tested you at home, we want to test matt and savannah. we have bottled water out for
i just want to know which one tastes better to you. we have signs right in front of each glass. >> you want to go first? >> you've been tasting this for a little while. >> i actually have to go to the bathroom. >> i'm going to say this tastes better. >> savannah likes bottled. >> okay. >> you have a very expensive palate. >> i was going to say this tastes better but i think this is tap water. >> you are right on both. exactly. you both like the bottled water and you could tell that's tap water. water. >> i don't mind this at all but i think this might be colder at a little crisper. >> the cool thing about tap water, you can buy one of those brita filters, it is cheaper. >> i think a lot of people like bottled water because they like the convenience carrying it in a bottle. >> so little difference. >> there you have it. >> what are you doing tomorrow? >> tomorrow morning we are continuing our series, "is it worth it." saving you even more money tomorrow on all of your beauty
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larger than the average full moon. people of course took to twitter and instagram to share their stunning photos. here is an incredible view from alaska. the moon and palm trees. the statue of liberty. wow is right. these stunning images were not limited to social media in the united states, guys. this was all over the world they were flooding in. if you missed sunday's super moon, don't you worry. you can get just three more of these events end before of the end of the year. three total. the next supermoon, november 14th. this is what i love. this is called the extra super moon. for those of you who just aren't impressed with the super, you got an extra supermoon on the 14th. then december 14th for another supermoon so get your cameras ready. they should say extra super-duper moon. >> tamron, i told these guys i took the kids to a haunted house with the full moon.
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ramping up the rhetoric. >> it is one big lie. >> with just 20 days to go until election day, donald claiming a conspiracy between the news media and his opponent, this as hillary clinton maintains a double-digit lead in the polls despite a wave of controversy stemming from those hacked e-mails. introducing our style squad. >> fashion is supposed to be fun, easy and creative. >> fashion shouldn't be exclusive or intimidating. >> it is about fashion that makes you feel good. beauty that makes you shine from the inside out.
looking and feeling your best, we've got it covered with our all-new "today style" team. ? i love rock and roll so put another dime in the juke box baby ?? >> and joining forces. pop superstar miley cyrus and rock legend joan jett open up about fame, friendship and teaming up together on "the voice." >> it is more about who she is as a person than her hits. that's what i want my life to be about. >> i wasn't that clear and focused actually when i was miley's age. >> "today," monday, october 17th, 2016. >> good morning, be newport news, virginia. hey, mama. >> traveled all the way from zionsville. go eagles! >> here to celebrate bill's 60th
? >> we're help to help a hero today on "today." >> you survived desert storm and cancer and today i turn 50 on the "today" show! >> hi to all our friends in south carolina. woo! >> welcome back to "today." it's a monday morning, it is 8:00. we've got a great crowd on the plaza, including those dressed in the star glasses and the boas. not sure what that's about. we've also rolled out the orange carpet. that is in honor of our brand-new "today style" brand. >> our message and mission has a mantra. where what you want, say these ladies. that means trends that are affordable and accessible for everybody, every budget. leading the way, our style
bobbie thomas. they've stepped everyone of us to step outside our style ruts and try on something a little different. >> things we were afraid to try. >> you were the body piercing. how did that go. >> >> it was painful but i think fashion forward. >> it heals fast. >> we'll show you what's that all about later. but right now let's get a check of the morning's top stories. time for the news at 8:00. i'm kristen welker in hillary clinton is off the campaign trail today preparing for the third and final debate. donald trump stumps in wisconsin. as he struggles to get his campaign back on track, he's lashing out at just about everyone, even casting a cloud over the entire process. >> reporter: embattled and faltering in the polls, donald trump is lobbing some of his sharpest attacks yet saying this with no apparent basis ahead of wednesday's debate. >> i think we should take a drug test prior to the debate. >> reporter: and intensifying
is rigged. >> the election is being rigged by corrupt media pushing completely false allegations and outright lies in an effort to elect her president. >> reporter: there's no evidence to support that, and even mike pence trying to turn down the heat. >> i think what donald trump is talking about is, frankly, what appears to be the monolithic support of the national media for hillary clinton's campaign. >> reporter: but in a tweet, trump doubled "the election is being rigged by the media, but also at many polling places. sad." house speaker paul ryan's spokesperson firing back. "our democracy relies on confidence in election results and the speaker is fully confident the states will carry out this election with integrity." the clinton campaign blasting trump. >> he is swinging at every tan phantom of his imagination
>> reporter: polls show clinton leads trump by 20 points. this after that 2005 tape surfaced and nine women allege trump inappropriately touched or groped them, allegations the campaign denies and that nbc cannot independently verify. >> i've never seen donald trump act toward women over than as a gentleman. >> reporter: meanwhile, clinton grappling with the ongoing fallout with the daily wikileaks dumps of daily e-mails. clinton seemed to implyur 2013 goldman sachs speech she took action against wall street for political purposes telling the firm, "if you are an elected member of congress and people in your constituency were losing jobs, and everybody in the press is saying it's all the fault of wall street, you can't sit idly by and do nothing." the clinton campaign has dismissed the hacks as nothing more than a russian-led watergate style crime. meanwhile, they're out this
casting trump as america's new bully. clinton is selling daughter chelsea and bernie sanders to arizona this week, a traditionally red state where the polls are tight and clinton thinks she made have a shot at expanding the map. >> kristen, thank you very much. the long awaited battle to liberate iraq's second-largest city from isis is now under way. this morning, convoys of iraqi and kurdish forces started moving toward the front line backed by american warplanes and artillery. defense secretary a moment in the effort to defeat the terror group." isis seized mosul more than two years ago. the city is home to more than 1 million people. the united nations says many civilians will be forced to flee that fighting. back here, halloween costume shoppers will no longer find any clown masks at target. the retailer confirms it has pulled the masks and costumes from its store shelves and websites citing sensitivity to
police in several states have been dealing with threats and pranks related to people wearing clown masks. much of this happening online. just ahead, get out a piece of paper and a pen and get ready to sign your name because on "trending," we're going to tell you what your signature reveals about your personality. okay. then we'll do "popstart!." bruno mars and a performance that brought the house down on "snl." and tamron -- >> yes. the new power pairing on "the voice," miley cyrus and jett. why they couldn't wait to work together. but first, instead of going to our usual commercial break right now, we are going to goen "trending" for more stories thanks to our friends over at american express. >> hey, guys! >> no commercials. when do we go to the bathroom? my gosh! >> let's go. "trending." >> let's get right to the first topic. i want everyone to take out that piece of paper and your sharpie
can tell a lot about a person from his or her signature. so, do you like big loops? you have a little cute heart over your "is" or do you keep it fairly simple? psychologists from europe say the bigger the signature, the bigger the personality. before i tell you more, let's take a look. >> you gave us a little piece of paper. >> what does yours say? what is that? >> it's messy. >> is that your real signature? yeah. that's how i sign my name. wait until you see matt's though. >> you just put the k? >> yeah. o-t-b. >> because your time is valuable. >> no one can pronounce it anyway. >> when people get your autograph, don't you want them to know? >> no one asks for my autograph. >> no more do you make fun of my signature. look how perfect dylan's signature. that's crazy.
it is almost like you put an imaginary line under it. >> that's years and years of catholic school for you. >> let's not miss your signature, matt. >> it's so lovely. >> what's that extra little swoop on the top there? >> this? that's the "t." >> not to be judgy -- it looks like a "w." >> we learned that apparently people who sign their names with a flourish love being the center that was true for both men and women. women were larger signatures were also found to be more vein and egotistical. >> let me redo mine. >> that's much better. here is some new data on a hot-button subject. should schools push back their start times. kids get more rest. some schools across the country are trying it and we are now starting to see the results.
later start times do seem to be working because parents say they don't have to try as hard to drag groggy kids out of beds. schools are reporting more alert students but it can create more stress at the end of the school day because now you have to rush kids to get to the extra curriculars. >> my niece is 7, the other is 10. they start their day at 6:00 a.m. they go to a christian elementary school in texas and they're in class by >> my older kids start at 7:30. >> when did you start? >> like 9:00. >> i used to have this french teacher because we were always falling asleep. in the winter he would open up the windows and let the cold air in because every kid was falling asleep in class. that's something i remember about middle school. >> fresh air gives you that certain je ne sais quoi. next up, what could be a
consumers, or it could be the idea in retail ever. in the apple store, you have seen those tethers they attach to the iphones and the table? they are supposed to thwart savannah from walking off with one of the phones. but apple may do away with the tethers all together. the company says the ties prevent customers from properly testing the product like trying on a case or seeing how much space it takes up in your pocket. but savannah, that's not where you keep it. this will not mean it is open season for crooks. alarms will ring if someone tries to walk out of the store. apple can block the products remotely. >> you can turn it essentially into a paper weight. >> it is one of those little things that bothers you when you are trying to mess with the phone and it is tethered. >> let's do "popstart!." sarah jessica parker giving new
city." back in may, sarah jessica was pretty clear. she said, there are no plans -- but over the weekend she told cbs another sequel is "fairly nearby." what's that mean? i don't know. in a separate interview, sarah jessica revealed she didn't watch the tv show when it was on. she revealed she only watched rough final cuts because she hates watching herself. >> >> of course! >> oh, in a minute. >> want to go together? >> i was so obsessed with it. the last one, i don't know. >> next to the new celebrity ranking that surprised us, which star has made more money in the past year than any other? it is not adele. it is not beyonce. it's not taylor swift. so who is left? ? because i'm bad i'm bad ?
>> there you go. michael jackson, "bad" after all these years. forbes saying the king of pop has earned $825 million over just the past year. that's more than any other celebrity, living or dead. when you listen to "bad" you know why. finally, somebody else we love around here, bruno mars bringing a little 24-karat magic to "snl." bruno started the party backstage snaking his way through the show's legendary halls, turning dance party with the audience. ?? >> i wish i would have been there. ?? ? 24-karat magic in the air ?? >> later, bruno showed off more of his moves on stage. just incredible. still one of the best concerts here on the "today" show. bruno mars on the plaza. >> remember when they rolled up
>> pound for pound, the best entertainer out there. now to "the voice" today. the 11th season has a new look with coaches alicia keys and miley cyrus. miley is turning to an icon for help as her mentor. >> "the voice" is back. >> reporter: she's the youngest coach in the history of "the voice." >> i got a lot of personality. >> reporter: now miley cyrus is teaming up with a rock 'n' roll le. >> reporter: joan jett. the singer who loves rock 'n' roll but hates herself for loving you is mentoring team miley. >> miley and i are friends. she asked me to do this, and i really wanted to be able to be there for her. >> reporter: miley has long considered joan one of her heroes, living proof that you can be yourself and be successful. miley even introduced joan when she was inducted into the rock & roll hall of fame. >> she has had a life in music that is rare.
as much as they do for your music. it is more about who she is as a person than her hits. >> joan, do you see a little bit of yourself in her? >> i wish i was that clear around focused actually when i was miley's age. i'm very proud of her. i think she's doing a great job at life. >> reporter: together, their goal is to offer more than singing lessons. >> so i think when they walk in and you don't have note and saying you're pitchy or you're flat. we don't care. it is about the feeling and when joan says, hey, when this line is here, mean it. >> i understand you're really close with your team. >> my team, i just don't think there's ever been a team like this on "the voice." i think it is so different and there's -- no one is in any sort of box. there's no genre that i'm trying to make anyone be. i'm not trying to style them like me. it is just cool to get to know these people that i would never have the opportunity to get to meet before.
is do you have like an arch nemesis yet? >> i'd sayed a adam levine. i only give him a hard time because it is so easy to rile him up. >> reporter: while "the voice" only crowns one winner, miley and joan hope their guidance steers all of their singers to future stardom. >> go for it. give it a shot. if you don't get where you think you're going to go, you may have learned something along the way and just keep at it. >> and i want them to do things after the show, after there is the winner. >> reporter: for "today," joe fryar, nbc news, los angeles. >> woo! ladies are ruling on "the voice." >> we were all going over our joan jett memories. >> come on. i can remember when she came on the scene. she was just the coolest thing. >> nothing like her. >> a little pat benetar?
voice" tonight and tomorrow, 8:00, 7:00 central, right here on nbc. let us now get a check of the weather from dylan. >> announcer: "more today" is sponsored by the blue cash every day card from american express. it's more than cash back. it's backed by the service and security of american express. >> we are watching a cluster of clouds down just north of the bahamas. you can see them here. this has a 40% chance of developing -- up to a now of developing into some sort of tropical disturbance. that's certainly worth watching over the course of the next couple days. elsewhere across the country, not too much going on today. the conditions in the pacific northwest starting to improve. losing the torrential downpours and wind gusts. we could see 50-mile-per-hour gusts back through the rockies and isolated storms with this cold front possible in the midwest today. in the northeast, don't be surprised if you see a spotty shower. otherwise, it is all about the heat.
records today, tomorrow, into wednesday, too. we're looking at 80s and 90s from the midwest back through the plains. little bit cooler out west. that's where temperatures will be below average, only in the 30s and 40s. but even across the northeast, even up into new england where the foliage is peek ingpeaking now, temperatures to the 60s, 70s and 80s across the southeast. cold front could trigger a couple of stronger storms, minneapolis, st. paul, up across northern wisconsin. we still have the fire danger, too, in the southwest up to the rockie
>> and that's your latest forecast. matt and savannah? >> all right, dylan, thank you very much. this week we are launching a brand-new series called "cutting-edge women today," these are women changing their industries and in the process impacting the world. >> we'll start this morning with the ceo and founder of a company called 23 and me. natalie is in los angeles. she's got more on this. hi, nat, good morning. >> hey, good morning to you guys. she says she is trying to revolutionize health care by giving you direct access to your dna over the counter. 23 and me is what silicon valley calls a unicorn valued at over $1 billion and potentially changing people's lives. >> see how your 23 pairs of chromosomes help tell the story of one incredible you. >> reporter: to understand ann's story, you need to see her in
what keeps the 43-year-old founder and ceo of 23 and me going strong all started with a germ of an idea more than ten years ago. while she was analyzing the health care industry as a wall street investor. >> i found fundamentally that the individual -- me, the individual, the consumer didn't have a voice in how health care was operating. >> reporter: the answer, she says, direct and affordable access to our own health >> -- for the voice, for the consumer and we are trying to get more and more things direct to consumers so it is easier for people to be empowered in their health. >> reporter: in exchange for a small sample of saliva, 23 and me provides its customers with personal ancestry and health reports. a few years ago you were able to give that full report. but now you can't do that because the fda put the stop to that. what happened? >> the fda said you are a
so we've gone back through the process and we are actually returning information back like cystic fibrosis and lactose intolerance and we're working with the fda to see can we actually get additional reports cleared. >> reporter: the company now represents the largest dna database of individuals who have consented for research. >> the hope here is that we can actually take all these customers and all that data that's been generated and actually translate it into sort of life changing medications that could really have an impact on our customers. >> reporter: dr. rrd group at 23 and me. >> we're working on cardiovascular disease, immunologic disorders, asthma and cancer. >> reporter: in her loss altos community she is an active real estate investor. she own owns a cafe which celebrates her personal priorities, connection and family. ann has two young children of
work/life balance part of your life? >> you can't do it all. for me, part of it was that acceptance that there are just choices that you have to make. it is also really good for my kids to see that the family's core but what you do and your impact on society is really important. >> reporter: it is a lesson ann earned from a young age from her own parents. something she and her sisters, one the ceo of another a professor of epidemiology. their mother is a long-time journalism teacher and a proud rule breaker. >> what are you most proud of with your daughters? >> their independence and their ability to think no matter what. their grit. they don't ask permission. they ask for forgiveness and i'm
taken some unexpected turns in the last couple of years. her marriage to google co-founder sergei bren ended in divorce, and today she finds herself dating former yankees player alex rodriguez. >> you know, i met him through a friend. there are a lot of statistics in baseball. a lot of statistics in genetics. in some ways it is perfect. talk about stats all day. >> reporter: it's the twists and turns in life and even the failures that ann credits for the success and she's found. >> i never expected to start a company. i never expected to be divorced. i never expected to be involved in baseball. for me, being open to opportunities and not being afraid of change is so important and not being afraid of taking a risk. >> reporter: at this point, 23 and me has collected over 1 million dna samples and over 80% of their customers consents to having their data used for
two children's books to help explain human genetics. all important stuff. guys, back to you. >> pretty impressive. >> she's inspiring, natsly. thank you. by the way, tomorrow we'll have another cutting-edge woman. how the founder of the online retail website nasty gal created a surprising fashion empire. >> that's tomorrow here on "today." just ahead, martha stewart is here. she's going to get you ready for halloween. are and where what you want. " pull off looks that we have been a little bit hess tants to try
we're back now, 8:30 on a monday morning. it is october 17th, and the gang is all here. so, allow me to address the bath ros. here's what's happening. in honor of the new "today style" unit and its body positive mantra of wear with a you want, we were challenged to step outside our comfort zones and try a look that we'd thought about but we were resistant to try. i picked bowties. i'm going to need a little time to tie this up in a second. but the ladies have all tried something else.
look. >> i'm going for marshmallow woman. dylan and i have never felt sexier. then, martha stewart is here. as we know, martha loves nothing more than halloween and she is going to have some creative new ideas to make your festivities the spookiest on the block. and we'll help you celebrate >> she is so funny. but first, let's get a check of the weather. maybe you could mime it. >> i can't do the robot. it's hot. we have a lot to complain about. let's take a look at the weather. not too much to complain about in the weather department. we are seeing improving conditions in the pacific northwest. a couple of leftover showers early this week. in the northeast, a few isolated spotty showers across northern new england. as we get to the middle of the
some showers, some thunderstorms, too. by the end of the week those move into the northeast with that cold front that's moving in. temperature wise though, it is going to be a very warm week. most of the country will be dealing with much above-average temperatures by as much as 25 to 30 degrees. record highs are likely all through the beginning of the week. then things will balance out a bit as we get to the end of the week. but then it gets above average
>> and that's your latest forecast. savannah? look at these lovely ladies. we are about to launch our new "today style" brand. it is all about fashion for everybody and every body. the women behind the fashion movement. take a look. our style squad. ?? >> beauty to me means confidence. it also means first thing when you wake up in the morning. >> there's nothing more beautiful than when we see women who support other women. >> "today's style" is about being real. it is about fashion that makes you feel good. beauty that makes you shine from the inside out. >> fashion is supposed to be fun and easy and creative. >> fashion shouldn't be exclusive or intimidating.
inspiration, ideas, questions. we are your "style squad." >> step out of your comfort zone. when you're you and you're real, you can't be beat. >> you are one of a kind. >> look in the mirror and find something you love. >> here they are! jill martin, liliana vasquez and bobbie thomas. exercise. from are all things we've thought about fashion wise and then we think, no, i can't pull that off, that's not for me. mine was bowties. >> and you know what? you look great. >> i always think it looks like a costume when you wear it. >> you wear so many things that people would say are daring. >> you do a lot of the patterns. i think adding in a bowtie is a really great move. >> i feel like your look is classic with a little bit of an edge. you really did this with me, mixing and matching subtle
>> but i also wanted to wear a traditional outfit, not a tuck tuxedo outfit. you think i can pull that off? bobbie doesn't seem so sure. let's get to the ladies. we've got tamron. what was tamron's big question? >> so tamron wanted to try one of the hottest trends of the season which is the boyfriend now we have seen beyonce, rhea that, gwen stefani. tamron was worried she would look wider in the boyfriend jeans. >> it really helps that tamron is not shy when it comes to the orange carpet. >> here's the crick with boyfriend jeans. you want them to be fitted through the hips, fitted through the butt which is really important, then baggy through the leg. that's how you get that boyfriend jean that looks like
man's jeans. >> you didn't think you could pull it off. what do you think not? >> i still can't. >> is it's relaxed, it's cool. by the way, $39.99 for those jeans. >> tamron, thank you very much. you're working the orange carpet. next up, we have hoda. what was hoda's big question? >> hoda wanted to rock a pair of leather pants. she's got the legs. look at you have the legs to pull this off. honestly, the trick with leather parnts, it is all about the seaming and the fit. you'll notice on your pants you have great panels down the side. go with a casual top to make it look less serious and effortlessly edgy. this is a two-in-one top. the pants are from bebe. affordable, comfortable.
you. you said this is so not for me. yet i think you do great with that. >> can i tell you something funny about leather pants. you think they would be uncomfortable? they're like leggings. you can go out with your friends. >> will you try this more often? >> yes, i will. >> okay. hoda, thank you very much. look who's on the orange carpet now. we've got savannah. what was savannah's big question? >> so savannah wanted to know how to wear s chic. we picked a converse sneaker and a simple dress. but it is all about the -- we did the jacket from jennifer miller. you can just get patches and put it on your own jacket. if you could turn around because savannah loves skulls. that's how we -- and to match your sneakers, we have baby vail
to a party? >> i don't know. i think they're cute. like i have to wear flat shoes and i still have ankles sort of, kind of. yeah, i think it's good. >> you wore sneakers last night out. >> i did. i did. i wore sneakers last night. >> it is a great downtown thing. >> you know how downtown i am. >> i think it looks great. >> thank you. savannah, thanks. we've got dylan next. dylan, what is your question. >> i love dy she is seven months pregnant and she wanted to rock the sexiest trend of the season. over the knee boots. i have to say, she's killing it. this is what "today's style" is all about. it is wearing what you want when you want. so this pair here is from steve madden. if you notice, they have a block heel which makes them more wearable and more comfortable. if you're going to do an over-the-knee boot, look for something that's good a little bit more volume on top so it is kind of a juxtaposition between
boot. dylan, how do you feel. >> because i'm so short with stubby legs, i would never think of putting on boots this high. >> you look amazing in this. >> thank you. >> will you try this more often? >> i think i might. yeah. i'm not really a dress person. like in real life. but can i wear these with jeans? >> you can wear them over leggings, you can wear them over jeans. we'll help you style a million different ways. >> well done, dylan. >> kathie lee. we say last, but not what was kathie lee worried about? get out of here! >> yes. now i was so excited to dress miss kathie lee because there isn't anything she hasn't worn. so matt, you'll be happy to -- i started at the adult shop. a sheer body suit. fashion is everywhere. you can wear fashion regardless of your age or size or anything. getting you in the sheer shirt was so much fun.
actually covering up makes you look sexier evening. >> you know what? i've seen these trends come and go. every one of them, six times in the last 60 years. nothing's really new. >> you feel comfortable with this? >> yeah. yeah, yeah, yeah. i have a launch of these. >> so many of us women have dresses at home that are sleeveless or want to wear a sleeveless dress but want something else. this is a fantastic trend that's everywhere right now. amazon you can find body suits for >> let's bring all of our models back walking the orange carpet to join kathie lee. we want to thank our style squad here, jill, liliana and bob bobbie. check out today/style for our squad's favorite tips. and a look at "today's" first annual styles heroes list. up next, martha stewart's
back now, 8:43. exactly two weeks to go until halloween and you don't have to be a creative genius to transform your home into a haunted house. martha stewart has great ideas from the pages of "martha stewart living." martha, good morning. i walked in the studio, a guy said to me, i like the bowtie on you. martha said, "not so much." you've never been one to mince words. you are actually starting with something, you are decorating -- dare i say -- store-bought cookies. >> these are from right around here. you can make your own, of course. frost them with bear fur. this is bear fur. what we're making are bear paws.
almonds. you can buy almonds that look exactly like this. they are the claws for the bear. look how cute they are. >> they are really great. how do they taste? >> edible. very edible. >> those are good. >> yes. then there is a little scary -- i love these. >> you take a marshmallow for this? just cut it? >> yep. cut it with a little pair of kitchen shears. like that. then a little mouth. then you stick little tiny sprinkles right in there. put those right on top of your frosted cookies. >> this is blood punch. >> blood moon punch. we just had a blood moon the
>> wasn't it beautiful? this is made with grape juice. that's the blood. seltzer or ginger ale. >> little sparkle in it. >> and a quarter cup of lime juice. >> this is kids punch. >> totally nonalcoholic delicious punch. you could spike it. >> what would you use to spike it? >> vodka is best. or tequila. then this little ice moon gets floated in here. >> w d of? >> a bowl of ice. orange juice and water, all orange juice but it looks cute floating in there. remember we did the rubber gloves filled with water? >> absolutely. i can just taste it? >> oh, yeah. taste. healthy and good. now this looks really great. these are eyeball pumpkins. get yourself some nice white
that way you don't ruin your pumpkin. >> once you cut that pumpkin, let the decay begin. >> right. exactly. what are you doing for halloween? >> be with the kids. we're going to do the old in-town halloween parade. >> oh, that's fun. >> which is always fun. how about you? you throwing i always decorate my front gate with all kinds of scary things. we have horse skeletons that nay in the dark. they're very scary. >> cool. finally, the glowing spiders. >> you can get these fantastic -- you break these. you know. >> glow sticks. >> they'll start to glow. you make little holes in the side of a styrofoam ball and you stick these in. how many legs does a spider have? >> eight. >> okay.
>> what a great idea. >> -- a little ring in the top. but make sure you glue that in with a hot glue gun. >> i don't think i have enough slack. >> make sure you put plenty of glue on there so it holds it in. otherwise, it might pull out. a fat glow stick for the nose. put a little ball over that. don't forget the eyes. you break this and you stick this -- >> how long do these glow sticks last? >> they last about seven come, the kids come to your door or your gate, spider eggs, very fabulous. a balloon filled with water and a glow stick inside. break the glow stick. oh, this is a hard one. there, i got it. and fill that with water. and then little stocking -- you get these at the drugstore, 99 cents for two. your favorite little socks. >> great ideas.
we it is 8:50. the star of the hit show "odd mom out." now she's bringing her sense of humor to sirius xm with the jill kargman show. good title. jill, good morning. >> good morning. >> first of all, you're one of the funniest people. but does radio liberate you even more? >> yes. i love radio. i've always loved radio. i was such an early subscriber because i followed howard stern, the master.
radio for sirius xm i signed up. andy cohen called me this summer and asked me to do it. i was so flattered and honored. i feel like i get to be the balsamic reduction of myself because on tv i'm not allowed to say bad words. this really feels like my true essence. >> do you take live calls? what are some topics you get? >> we take callers. i do sort of rants about my week. we have all kinds of viewers. the cool thing is that they're from they're rectangular red states, and all kinds of people from all walks of life. i love interacting with them. >> you have such a following now because you have the bravo show now, "odd mom out." first of all, the first time you were here you had your co-star who was pregnant in the show. she was like eight months pregnant but skinny as a rail. >> yep. we wanted to make the comment about that and the network begs us to do a little prosthetic bump. i said, no.
mean i peaed on the stick and was obese. no, you look amazing. >> please. >> no, you're a stick as well with a basketball. you're amazing. women you see who are like, i'm due next week. like their babies will be the size of a diet coke can. >> i know those women very well. tell me how you have expanded. your show and your experience as kind of this upper east side wealthy manhattan woman, might not be as familiar with that stereotype. but they -- it kind of applies to every community in a way. >> it does. i feel like the little house on the prairie nellie olson character, that was in a small town. i think it is the same paradigm. the metric might shift of what's important maybe in certain communities it is clear leading or being competitive about schools. but i think there is still always a social hierarchy,
person. there is always that feeling that you're not keeping up. that's what our show is about, not parenting. >> you have the radio show, the tv show. you are the queen of all media. you have a new book out called "sprinkle glitter on my grave." there is a very cute story behind that title. >> it sounds morbid but it is motivational. my daughter ivy came with me to the cemetery to see my aunt in queens. there were these wilting flowers. she said why do people put flowers on graves. it when you die i'm going to sprinkle glitter on your grave because you are fabulous and you are very hard to clean up. >> what is the book about? >> it is essays about my childhood in new york city, now raising my kids here, and kind of how my family is sort of like the adams family and our morbid side actually helps us live life to the fullest. >> so you have two girls and a boy? >> yes. >> i have a girl, i'm about to have a boy. >> oh. >> they said you had some advice for me.
>> yes. >> i was going to say push like hell but i know you are a c-section person. i think boys, the crinkle term is ants in their pants. they're just all over the place. >> i'm thinking i need a couch potato boy. low energy. >> i gave him barbie doll to play with and he just spread the legs and used it like a gun.
this morning on "today's take," harry connick jr. is leer. grammy winning musician is our special co-host. then trunk or treat. a twist on a halloween tradition. plus "the biggest loser's" bob harper. secrets for losing weight and staying in shape during the holidays. coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take," live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome, everybody. this is monday morning, wake up, wake up, wake up, if you're not already up. october 17th, 2016. i'm tamron, along with beautiful dylan. >> thank you. >> al is recovering from knee surgery. i sent him a bitmoji every morning, even on the weekends to let him know he's not forgotten.
will see that he was making cauliflower. >> he was cooking last flight. >> he got a massage. >> i thought maybe he's hard up -- but he's surrounded by cooks in his family. >> he's doing the cooking so he is updating us on his recovery and his culinary skills. meanwhile, we've got a very special show for you today with a very special guest. a guest so special that we're going to need more time to talk. thanks to our friends over at american express, we're not going to take a break for commercial. we've got a submit questions on twitter. we may or may not answer. we may sing. we may just stare at this camera but we're going to become true friends. i believe this. >> that's like a full 15 minutes together? >> that's longer than i probably talk to some family members. i kid because i love. anyway, the one and only harry connick jr. is here. come on out!
>> hello, greatness. how you doing? >> we're so good. we're going to get you a claire. model what you are wearing. who are you wearing? >> i did something custom for y'all today because i wanted to be special because i'm with two very special women. i decided to do something not off the rack. something just for you all. >> oh, wow. >> then that just made every other man in here look bad. they all showed up in their regulars. it is so nice to see y'all. >> you're so busy. you've got this new show. >> i do. >> working constantly on music. being a great husband. a great dad. and you found time for us. >> i was so excited when i heard that i was invited to the show because i am a big fan of the show. i watch the show every day. i'm fan of both of y'all's. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. >> that just made my day. >> i know. how do we finish out? so i understand that there is a hot dance craze in america
>> what does that have to do with you with be harry? >> well, i like to back it up every once in a while. like when i'm feeling down or i need a little inspiration. sometimes you just have to back it up. so i started doing it -- you don't know it? >> i don't know it. >> sometimes you just back it up for no reason. you could back it up, you know -- >> is this a new orleans inspired thing or is this just light? >> it is something i thought helped me get through the day. >> that's >> she can back it up. there is no particular technique to it. everybody. we got people sending in. infants. we have the very first one we got was this incredible -- isn't that great. look at that. >> this is a good dance move because you don't really have to make eye contact with the people in the room. so if you're shy -- >> this is a selfish way to elevate your moves.
or small children are behind you. are you going to show us how to back it up? >> yeah. there are different ways. when i back it up, you can do it like real subtle. like if you're in the check-out line at walmart. you can just do something like this. >> walmart line back it up. >> or -- i need some room for this one. if you really need to back it up, it's like this. >> oh. oh. watch the >> you develop it over time. >> i'm more of a walmart shopping kind of girl but i'm going to go major backing it up. >> oh, oh! >> little cowboy in there! >> okay, dylan. baby bump back it up. >> i feel like i need a beep beep beep. >> man! >> backed it up too much. >> i came to the right place this morning. >> y'all can back it up.
#todaystakeheartharry. >> that's the most exercise i've gotten in weeks. >> y'all were really going after it. right now i'm backing it up and y'all don't really even know it. i might even back it up while i'm sitting here. >> ooh! scandalous. >> you're backing it up in the chair. >> can you see me. i'm barely backing it up. from here, you can barely tell i'm backing it up right now? >> rhythm is in your the bathroom. how was your weekend. >> it was great. i went to see "dangerous liaisons" on broadway. have you guys seen it? >> no. >> i can't say it in french. [ speaking french ] >> we'll get a french lesson. >> it was one of the greatest performances on stage i've seen in a very, very long time. it was -- >> did you go saturday night?
yes. >> you were there? >> i went, too. it was absolutely incredible. >> you didn't see harry connick jr.? >> i heard he might be there so i was looking but i didn't see you. >> it's not that huge. you loved it, too? >> i can't believe how much dialogue there was and it was so witty and so quick. and everybody's around me laughing and i was like, shoot, i policed it. i wanted to just rewind it and hear the line again. but it was so good. >> good. i'm going to go see it. i had to work, kind with patti labelle. >> really slumming it. wait. what happened? >> it was at the new york wine and food festival. that's me, carla hall. patti labelle. it was at like 2:00 in the morning. it was a midnight jam that turned into a hip-hop party. >> how do you look like that at 2:00 in the morning? >> that's the philosophy of life
>> look how great patty looks. >> she is always a class act. then i woke up next morning, thought about dylan because i had to judge a barbecue contest, the bobby flay -- i've never see a human being ate a steak the size the one dylan ate last week. she has tomahawk steak, harry -- she's like the best part is the bone! >> you were getting after the bone. >> i was. the bone's the b >> that's where the flavor is. >> i eat the meat as big as possible so when i'm done with that. >> al kept heckling her to see if she was going to finish. >> because al had the same steak. he could only eat half of it. >> i was thinking about you, barbecue -- who was i with? >> katie lee. >> i have some kind of brain issue going on today. >> who you good was the barbecue? off the hook good?
contestants. there was one though that just melted my heart. katie lee loved another and we ended up going with hers. it was so delicious, as well. >> brisket? pulled pork? >> one guy played a meatloaf burger with brisket, bacon, cheese -- >> do you just take a bite of each one? >> that's all you can do. >> like >> like a krispy kreme doughnut. >> i once ate 19 krispy kremes in one sitting. i'm not kidding. it was insane. traveling on my tour bus. messed up for three days. >> here is a better story. now this is a true story. when you ate those krispy kremes, here is a little factoid. it was with me, fox chicago, i was a local anchor. you don't remember this. i challenged you to a krispy kreme contest and your people
they said was from you. it was krispy kreme doughnuts from harry connick. you were on my local news show when i was 15. >> you were 15 working at local news? >> no. i'm kidding. my age. no. chicago. i was a local news anchor, fox chicago. we had krispy kremes sent to us. >> how many krispy kremes could you eat in a sitting? >> i ate the entire box. what's in a box? took me the whole two-hour show and i ate >> you don't realize until after the fact. >> terrible decision. >> there's a dozen in a box. you actually went and opened a second box zp. >> i busted open a second box. >> i busted open a second box. >> so this part of the show, harry, we go through these different topics that people are talking about all around the country. one of them is beyonce. since you are one of the greatest performers of all time -- >> oh, thank you.
she was performing and her ponytail got hooked in her earring. blood started spilling down her ear. she never stopped performing. what's the craziest thing when you wanted to stop? >> i just remember being on stage when you have bronchitis or you have the flu. and the people who have paid money to see you really don't care. you have to give them their about on "american idol" a lot. the lot of the kids would come on and say i don't feel well. my theory is, well, if you're well enough to be here, then don't tell us. you have to go ahead and do it. if you're sick, you should stay home and take care of yourself. but beyonce i think is a tremendous performer so it is not a surprise at all that she just didn't make a big deal. >> does your ear hurt?
still can't wear earrings. >> your ears are not pierced? >> yeah. but i've never had one rip out of my ear before. >> you mean it ripped through the lobe of her ear? >> mine was almost through the lobe and we had to get this guy to sew both of my ears up. i still can't wear earrings. >> how many earrings is too many? my daughters are old enough to decide for themself. they say i want a double >> i have one, two, three, four on this side. >> four. >> i have two on this side. but i want five. i don't think there is a limit. >> just whatever you're feeling. do you ever wear four on the air. >> >> i do. i let this one close up because every time i pick up the phone to answer, i hit it. it hurts. it hurts. >> do you sleep with those in? >> yeah. seems like a lot of work to take them all out. >> these i leave in. hopefully next week i can finally get these pierced again.
everything? >> i sleep with them. >> it doesn't hurt when your head's on pillow? >> sometimes. i got to cope with it. cope with it. >> we got a double take for you this morning. >> aren't you proud of me for trying to understand? >> you genuinely seemed interested in this conversation. >> i am. >> you are outnumbered in your house. >> jill is in the house. georgia, my oldest, is working with me on the show. charlotte is my and kate my younger daughter is in school. three female dogs and a female cat. >> you don't have a choice. >> i don't have a choice in the matter. i haven't had a choice since i met my wife. that was 26 years ago and i have been choiceless since. i got y'all, brothers. >> you're interested in earrings. >> so this we saw this morning. it made us do a double-take.
additional time to take an extra look. usually we go to commercial, harry. we usually go to break. but not today. we're talking through the commercial. >> i can do a commercial behind y'all. give me a product. >> american express. >> let's do it. >> sill's do the american express commercial while y'all read that. i'll kick it off. your cue is american express. ready? hi, i'm harry connick jr. for american express. >> this is scott eastwood dressed in costume for a charity he does remind you of anyone. does he look like someone? that's him. scott eastwood, that's his dad clint. >> when you someone with a voice like harry connick jr. in your ear. >> i thought you were going to sing it. >> you'd have to pay me then. >> outstanding. look at the picture. does that look like -- do they
that's pretty strong. >> because clint eastwood was so young when he shot that movie. >> how old was he? >> i'm assuming he was in his 20s. if that's what scott is now. >> it is his dad. >> and they look identical. >> do you like that look on a guy? >> i'm going to raid your home look? >> like if a guy showed up on a date -- >> with that outfit? >> yeah. >> even if you believed that. like if that was him. >> i like the cowboy hat but i only like white or light grey. i don't like black cowboy hats. >> come on. if i showed up on a date with you and i was wearing white cowboy hat that's a deal breaker? >> no. i like a white cowboy hat. >> a black cowboy hat. >> i'd be like who you trying to channel here. >> you wouldn't say somethingfy showed up in a white ten-gallon hat? >> i don't know, harry. i like cowboy hats, i like cowboy boots. but black cowboy hats freak me out? >> because i think you are spooky. like this. i'm going to transition.
have the ultimate halloween sleep over. it is at dracula's cast you. you and harry. because i'm not going. it is called the vampiric home. they put you in some kind of coffin. the winning pair will be flown to romania, taken into the castle. it is set dramatically in the mountains. the guests will be wined and dined, then left alone in you red velvet coffin. the winning pair will tour the castle, then be treated to candlelight dinner, chicken, paprika, no garlic, and you wake up with two holes in the side of your neck. >> wow! that sounds like a night on bourbon street. >> i remember that once. it's october 26th to try. would you do it? after the baby. >> yeah. i mean that sounds cool. if i won something, i would definitely go for the prize.
i'd be all over that. >> why? >> sexy. it's different. it's something -- you know, living on the edge. it's like wearing -- like a black cowboy hat. >> going wild. >> i feel like the person who used to have the angel and the devil? i've got two little devils on each side of me. we have a little experiment to do. we did this earlier in the hour, to sign your signature. we have white boards. apparently your signature tells a lot about you. there is a new study -- this. >> do you? >> yeah. >> i knew you were one of those. >> that's why they can erase it. >> i have two different signatures. >> do them both. >> i have one when people ask for autographs. >> then the one that you do on your checks. >> i use the same one. >> you only have one? >> yeah. >> all right. let's see harry's. >> oh, that's night. >> that is a beautiful
harry connick. >> though i think my career would have taken a different turn just because that's got a nice ring to it. horry can. >> wait. what is that on the bottom? >> that's like what i sign the check with. that's why i do the top one, so people actually remember who signed. >> mine is the sa with large signatures are more likely to enjoy being center of attention. scoring highly -- >> so this is for attention. >> this is regular tamron and that's work tamron. >> do you enjoy being center of attention, harry? >> i couldn't even fit it on the board. >> there you have it. >> what's going on here. you were so good until you went to the double "ls." >> i wentz to catholic school.
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we are counting down to halloween. last week we asked you to send in pictures of your best trunk or treating designs. here we have some. so cool. >> we're doing great. in case you've never heard of trunk or treating, it is meets dale gating. everybody gathers in a field or parking lot and you deck out the trunk of your car into a halloween scene. instead of going door to door, you trunk or treat from car to car. >> if you don't know how to do that, here to help you deck out
it is not just people opening their trunk and giving out candy. >> they are getting super creative. it is like tailgating, even more fun. we have some fun ideas here starting off with this kind of cozy traditional halloween scene. it is like your harvest scene. this is great because you can go to the grocery store or the garden store, get natural elements, get apples and pumpkins and some burlap. keep it nice and cozy. so easy and doesn't have to be expensive. >> do you recommend the kids dress up. >> yeah. i think the parents should be, too. how cute are these. >> do you put something over the trunk so when you open it -- >> yeah. you want dimension. you open up your trunk, you wants things hanging. i'll show you how. drape fabric on the ground which extends the area. make is a whole big production. >> thanks, guys. start eating the candy.
>> this is a fun mix of a different theme you wouldn't associate with halloween. >> we are basically combining themes here. your summer party or whatever party you have, add a little haunted element. our haunted tiki beach party. we have some awesome kids here. you can really have fun. >> there is a shark in the cemetery. i don't know how that happened. >> i get it. pet cemetery! i get it! >> there you go. this is the kids with can play in it. you can put toys, put your skeletons and stuff. it is a whole mix of that. then we have our skeleton man over here. we just decked him out. >> you can do this in a pickup truck, too. >> i think so. >> i think that would be cool. >> i want to see your pick-up. >> i would put sand in the back of my pick-up. i would do that. that's cool. >> you are already thinking
spooky kind of haunted scene. we've got all those -- ooh! this is the hanging thing i told you about. yeah, you can open it up, use lights to just make it a little bit more dramatic. you can put on some music. i've got little zombie guy down here. >> that's creepy. >> what's really fun, too, because there are a lot of allergies and diet restrictions, have some non-food treats to give out. >> you can give kids some fun things to play around with. so you have alternatives. it is not just candy and sugar. you can have a lot of fun stuff. >> why do you think this is the new trend? >> i think definitely it is safer. i think it is just a really cool way to bring communities together. everyone -- you can all take turns, show off your creative ideas. it is a fun event for the whole family. >> would you rather get candy or like a football if you were trick-or-treating? what would you rather?
what do you think? that's a great idea. food allergies and stuff. >> why don't you walk over. isn't this the coolest thing? >> that's a great costume. >> thank you so much. >> thank you so much for having me. >> i don't have a card. >> you can check out more trunk or treat pictures at today.com. coming up next, want to know how to get the perfect crispy skin on chicken? a chef shares the secrets to ki
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really crispy. >> that's hard to do. >> i'll start with a breast that has the bone and the skin. it is hard to buy boneless skin-on breasts. we're going to take it off which is a really simple technique. a sharp paring knife, cut down along the ribs here. >> is this just a simple one-two kind of thing? >> yeah. basically just follow the curvature of the ribs. >> that's intimidating, to be honest. >> you are intimidated right now? >> little bit. little bit. >> it's really >> you cook a lot, tamron? >> i do cook like four times a week. i've never gotten comfortable deboning. >> you can't buy a breast, boneless with the skin? >> no. >> come over and poke it 30 or 40 times in the skin. this is a key step. you have a lot of fat under here and you have to render out the fat giving it a bunch of channels to come out.
want the salt to have a good place to go. simple so far. the next thing is we want really good contact with the skin and the pan. that's how we get it crispy and we have a round chicken breast. >> right. >> that's no good. pound it out. harry, i'm sure you have really bad days. come home, take it out on the chicken breast. >> that sounds appropriate. >> you can write a song about it or you can pound a chicken. >> i don't worry, that's what i do. >> so you pound it out. >> yep. then we're going on to this rack over here. we all know that chicken breasts can dry out pretty easily. >> yeah. >> which is a big complaint. there is nothing worse than when the chicken is dry. >> first we're going to season it ahead of time with some salt on both sides. >> the pounding it out is the best tip for me because it is rounded and it is that one piece that gets burned.
fridge for me. >> that's a once in a lifetime thing. >> there is one in there that's been in there for about an hour. >> keep it in mind when you make this recipe, it does require one hour refrigeration. plan ahead. >> up to eight hours. do it ahead if you want. >> got it. >> i cook on cast iron almost all my meals. >> cast iron is great. we're actually going to use the classic 12-inch skillet which is super versatile. we're going to get some good sticking. we'll get that brown bth are going to go into a sauce. you can use olive oil or veg oil as well. >> you want this chicken to come back to room temperature? >> no. start with the chicken cold. put the chicken in cold. cold pan, cold chicken. >> cold pan, too? >> cold pan, cold chicken. >> which is all news to me. i would have gotten the oil hot. >> which is what you normally do. what's great about this method, it actually goes back to some classic french technique.
you speak french, you told me. [ speaking foreign language ]. >> you heard that in my earpiece. >> you get it hot. >> we're going to put over medium hot. we're going to take this cast iron skillet and put it on top. >> way out of my league. >> you're going to go seven to nine minutes over here. that's basically going to be done. >> the heat is high-medium? >> medium heat. these guys go over here. we'll use this great pan. drippings right here to make the sauce. >> what do we do with that? >> this looks like a roux. >> it does look like a roux. for dan's recipe, go to today.com/food. looks like a roux. as harry pointed out. >> yep. just do a little bit of browning and softening on that shallot
sauce which is a little bit of the brought. we've got the brine from the pickled cherry peppers that we're using. >> harry, dig in. tell us what you think. we also have sauteed mushrooms. >> man. >> delish? >> yeah. >> really re-inventing chicken breasts. >> thank you, dan. dylan, i was wondering where you are. there's food and you are nowhere to be found. >> i a it looks delicious though. let's take a look at what's going on for the week ahead. we are still going to see some scattered showers in the pacific northwest, isolated thunderstorms through wisconsin today. then as we get to the middle of the week, the midwest gets most of the scattered showers and storms. by the end of the week it is going to make its way into the northeast. temperature wise, it is going to be a warm week. we are looking at much above average temperatures. about 20 to 30 degrees. most likely breaking some records early this week. the below-average temperatures in the middle of the week out
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liev schreiber is a tony award winning actor who plays the ultimate fixer for l.a.'s top power players in show time's "ray donovan" which is gearing up for its fifth season. >> how he is heading back to the stage for one of the most eagerly anticipated broadway revivals. >> he stars alongside tony winning and tv and film star. >> harry had four weeks of french growing up in we found a video of you, liev, pronouncing it and it sounds so different than what harry just said. >> i think he actually speaks french though. >> no, no, i don't. what are you doing to me? >> can you pronounce it properly? >> janet's probably the best one. [ speaking french ] >> sounds so nice. >> what is with that voice? had. >> we know it is beautiful. both of these guys can't stop talking about it.
this revival? >> we're still in the early days, so we're still kind of going, oh, okay, here we go. a bit nervous and we're still rehearsing during the day. but i think it is going really well. people seem to be enjoying it, don't they. we're sort of finding our feet with it and really starting to have serious fun. be naughty and dangerous and all the things they're supposed to be. that's good fun. >> were you guys ever overwhelmed during the rehearsal process? what i understand is that y'all didn't have a whole lot amount is dialogue is immense. >> i have never called line in my professional life once. calling line is when you can't come up with a line and you call line and someone hopefully reads the line to you. on our first preview, i broke that and i called "line" about halfway through the show. i must have taken like a seven or ten-second pause which on stage is an eternity.
like ten seconds, i'm out, i need the line? >> it's pride. i'm never going to do it. after ten seconds i just went, line? i didn't say it loud enough so the girl didn't hear me so i had to do it again. line! she couldn't understand what i was saying. i actually called "line" three times. >> i tried to help him out. i really did. >> what did you do? >> his f l he missed was maybe belle rush can do it. >> how about the rush? >> that's terrible. >> horrible. >> liev, i read that -- or i think you heard you say at one point that you were aching to act this play with janet. where did that come from? was it just from seeing her? >> from watching her work.
times. but then something sent me a video of the production that she did in london when she originated this production, and i don't know how to describe that. you just see somebody. i think the best metaphor is like sports. i think people might understand that. you see another athlete doing something and you go, i want to play. i want to work with them. i want to do something with them. i was right. there is -- we have a similar kind of acting. we have a kind of tenacity and a kind of energy and wit and it's -- it's just we're really well matched. i'm having the time of my life. >> janet, your turn. she's like let me soak it in. yeah. the same. i'd seen liev on stage. obviously in his film and tv stuff. he's just a brilliant, brilliant actor and i thought that would work. that's fun. that's dangerous.
>> being able to finally have like level eye contact with a woman. yeah. >> you're very tall. >> you did first walk out and i thought am i sitting low or are you just very tall. >> no. i'm really tall. people follow me on streets. women do this all the time. they look at me, they see me coming and they always do it, they always look at my feet to see if i'm wearing shoes. >> see the things you learn on this show? thank you so much. this is "today" on nbc.
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