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good morning. breaking news. police arrest a suspect in connection with the 2-month-old disappearance of california teen sierra lamar. and they plan to charge him with murder. this morning, new details on why authorities believe they have their man. the general four years ago, one of the country's most prominent republicans threw his support behind democrat barack obama. will he endorse him again? we're going to ask him as he joins us to talk about politics, leadership and his time in the public eye. and sell-off. on its first full day of trading, facebook loses more than 10% of its value. we'll tell you why some investors haven't liked the stock "today," tuesday, may investors haven't liked the stock "today," tuesday, may 22nd, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television
and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm ann curry. >> and i'm matt lauer. and we start on a tuesday with breaking news out of california. you're looking at 21-year-old antolin garcia-torres, moments after his arrest on suspicion of kidnapping and killing 15-year-old sierra lamar. >> the california teen vanished while walking to her school bus stop back on march 15th, and the arrest marks the first time since her disappearance that police have insinuated that sierra has been killed. straight ahead we're going to tell you what police are saying about the evidence that has led to this arrest. >> we'll have more information on that. also, a first of its kind case tied to texting and driving. a college student could be held liable for sending a text message to her boyfriend, who
she knew was driving at the time, allegedly causing him to get into an accident. we're going to get reaction from "today's professionals" and talk to them about some other hot topics, as well. >> and also we've got a rare interview with sean penn. it's his first with the "today" show in nearly a decade. we talked to him, matt, recently in cannes, as you know. his interview was emotional, raw, he's also honest. and among the things he talks about, why he has a, quote, very tough time with people. but we begin with that breaking news in california, where a suspect is in custody in the disappearance of 15-year-old high school cheerleader sierra lamar. nbc's kristen dahlgren is joining us now with details. kristen, good morning. >> good morning, ann. well sierra lamar hasn't been seen since she left for school on march 16th. but this morning authorities are holding a 21-year-old man here. they say they have probable cause to charge him with murder. for two months, so many questions have surrounded the mysterious disappearance of 15-year-old sierra lamar.
this morning santa clara county sheriff's detectives believe this man has the answers. they took 21-year-old antolin garcia-torres into custody monday night, questioning him for two hours, before booking him on one count of kidnapping, and one count of murder. >> public safety is our primary concern. we don't want any monster to take another little girl. >> reporter: sierra lamar was last seen on march 16th when she left home for school, and never made it to her bus stop. search teams eventually found her cell phone and her purse, filled with clothing, on the side of the road. for two months volunteers have scoured the community around lamar's home, on foot, while dive teams search reservoirs and ponds. but so far no sign of the teenager. >> it's not easy to make a murder case without a body. you can do it. but you need a lot of other good evidence. things like dna, or eyewitness accounts, or a confession. >> reporter: sheriff's detectives say forensic evidence
found on sierra's purse and clothing led them to garcia-torres. then two weeks ago, deputies seized his car, matching a red volkswagen jet to spotted on surveillance cameras on the morning of lamar's disappearance. >> we've been looking at him for quite awhile now. >> reporter: now the sheriff here says their department will continue to look for sierra, but when asked whether she believes the teen is still alive, she answered, no, i don't. and, ann, we've spoken with sierra's family so many times over the past few months. obviously our hearts go out to them. they are expected to speak at a press conference the sheriff is holding later on this morning. >> kristen dahlgren this morning. kristen, thank you so much. it is now 7:04. now here's matt. >> all right, ann, thank you. now the race for the white house. and fallout over the obama campaign's attacks on mitt romney's business credentials. the president himself is now weighing in. chuck todd is nbc's political director, and chief white house correspondent. chuck, good morning to you.
>> good morning, matt. the president got hoim just after midnight last night, wrapping up two international summits and delivering an emotional commencement speech at joplin high school nearly one year after those devastating tornadoes. but honestly, today, the fallout from his decision to personally engage in the increasingly heated battle over mitt romney's career at bain capital. >> this issue is not a, quote, distraction. this is part of the debate that we're going to be having in this election campaign. >> reporter: saying mitt romney's career at bain capital is fair game in this election, president obama is not backing down at all from his campaign's attempt to turn mitt romney's business record into a liability. >> when you're president, as opposed to the head of a private equity firm, then you -- your job is not simply to maximize profits. your job is to figure out how everybody in the country has a fair shot. >> reporter: the latest dust-up began sunday on nbc's "meet the press," when an obama supporter,
newark mayor cory booker, openly criticized the obama campaign's attacks on bain capital. >> i'm not about to sit here and indict private equity. we're getting to a ridiculous point in america. >> reporter: facing a growing backlash from democrats, booker immediately backpedalled with a video on youtube. but it wasn't enough on monday for the president's senior campaign strategist, who took booker to task. >> in this particular instance, he was just wrong. i mean, there are specific instances here that spoke -- speak to an economic theory that isn't the right theory for the country. >> reporter: the republican national committee seized on booker's comments, unveiling an online petition with the banner, i stand with cory. ands amitt romney spent monday raising over $10 million at a series of new york city fund-raisers, his campaign quickly produced this new web video. >> even obama's own supporters have had enough. >> it's nauseating the american public. enough is enough. >> it wasn't until the gop went across that line that i said,
forget it. >> reporter: in an interview with rachel maddow monday night booker turned back. >> if anything they've turned me on even to work harder the next six months. >> reporter: meanwhile wrapping up the nato summit in his hometown, president obama said the united states and its allies are one step closer to winding down the war in afghanistan. >> we reached agreement on the next milestone in that transition. we agreed that afghan forces will take the lead for combat operations next year. >> reporter: left unresolved out of that summit, the issue with pakistan over those supply lines. pakistan wants to charge the u.s. and nato an enormous amount of money to allow supplies and -- to get to the troops across the border. that did not get solved. matt? >> all right, chuck todd at the white house this morning. thank you very much. general colin powell, who served as secretary of state under president george w. bush made some headlines four years ago when he endorsed barack obama for president. he's out with a brand-new book called "it worked for me: in
life and leadership." general, it's always nice to see you. welcome back to the show. >> thank you, matt. good to be back. >> let's talk about afghanistan. chuck just talked about it. here's what you said on "meet the press" two years ago. quote, we all hoped in 2001 that we could put in place in afghanistan a government under president karzai that would be able to control the country, make sure al qaeda didn't come back and make sure the taliban wasn't resurrected. it didn't work out. you said that two years ago. 700 americans or so have lost their lives in that country since then. we still aren't out of there. was it worth the sacrifice? >> i think it was worth the sacrifice to give the afghan people a chance to free government that was representative of all the afghan people and to bring some stability to the country. now, two years later, the afghans are showing that they have more and more capacity. their forces have been built up. military and police forces. and you know, we can only do so much and go so far. they have to be in charge of their country. >> do you think we'll leave behind a stable country that will accomplish the things you
talked about? >> that is what remains to be seen. i'm not totally satisfied, in fact i'm not hardly satisfied with the nature of the regime, the corruption that exists, and a lot of the other problems that exist. but at the same time, we have to draw the line at some point. and i think the decision that's been made over the weekend that we would stop active combat operations at the end of next year, and then stay in place and finally withdraw in 2014, but leave behind whatever is necessary to give the afghans the support they need, and whatever capacities they need, they don't now have. >> but you endorsed barack obama back in 2008. you called him a transformational figure who represented generational change. did you get from president obama the kind of generational change, was he the transformational figure, or has he been, that you counted on? >> i think he has been. not completely. there are some things that he has done i wish he had not done. for example, leave guantanamo open.
i would have closed that rapidly. he tried. he was stopped by congress. he stabilized the financial system. he brought about a stability in the economy. he fixed the auto industry. i think he took us out, not completely out, but he took us out of the most difficult problem we were facing at that time, which was an economy that was collapsing. and it's improving, but not fast enough. so his number one -- his number one goal for the rest of this year, as it should have been for the whole four years, is to get the economy running again. >> if i'm barack obama i'm sitting here listening to you say all these things, that sounds like a pretty good campaign endorsement. it sounds like you're on his team still four years later. >> oh, he knows better. he knows that i always keep my outer drive, as we say in the military. i feel as a private citizen i ought to listen to what the president says and what the president's been doing. but i also have to listen to what the other fellow says. i've known mitt romney for many years, good man. it's not just a matter of weather you support obama or romney, it's who they have coming in with them.
>> why hesitate at this stage of the game? it's basically barack obama or mitt romney? why not come out and throw your wealth behind somebody? >> because i don't want to throw my weight behind somebody. the beautiful part of being a private citizen is you can decide when you want to throw your weight, if you want to throw your weight. i'm still listening to what the republicans are saying they're going to do to fix the fiscal problems we have, to get the economy moving. and i think i owe that to the republican party. i think it is the right way to go about it. too often in this country we simply stick with whatever you said last year is it, even if it doesn't work out for make sense. so i us like to listen to everybody, examine everything, and then of course make a judgment and vote the way i think is the correct way to vote is. >> in your book you talk about that famous appearance you made before the united nations during the buildup to the war in iraq and you write that the office of then-vice president dick cheney tried to select the intelligence you'd use in that appearance. you describe the case presented to you as a disaster and incoherent. you even said that vice president cheney urged you to
use searches that linked iraq and 9/11, which had been discredited months earlier. did the vice president knowingly try to mislead the american people and leaders around the world prior to the war in iraq? >> prior to the war in iraq, i had no reason to believe that. we all were operating off the same basic intelligence. and it wasn't anything new that was put together for the u.n. speech. the vice president kept pushing, kept encouraging us to look at everything. and he probably felt more strongly about -- >> at everything or selective intelligence? >> everything. everything. well selected is part of everything. and he felt strongly about some particular issues, say the linkage between 9/11 and saddam hussein, and how al qaeda might have played in that and he kept pressing to see if there was anything there. but at the end of the day, there was nothing there. and i did not use it, because there was nothing there. you have to remember that this was a national intelligence estimate that was used by the president long before my speech, that congress used that national
intelligence estimate three months before my speech. and the decision to go to war had already been made before my speech. >> in the book you also say people want leaders who have moral and physical courage, who always do the right thing when asked and will risk their careers in doing so. you've already written about that appearance before the united nations, and you referred to it as one of your most momentous failures. that will earn a prominent paragraph in your obituary. so did you live up to, at that moment, your own definition of leadership and what people want in this country? >> when i was asked to make that presentation, i was given four days to get ready for it. i did everything i could by going out to the cia with an entire team of people, and going through all the intelligence they had. and being assured that they had multiple sources for everything that i would be saying at the u.n. every word in that presentation was certified by the cia and the intelligence community. the director of the cia sat right behind me when i presented it. he was up most of the night before, verifying it.
it just turned out that subsequently, a lot of it was right, but the guts of it, the existence of wep bes of mass destruction, in existence, in iraq, were not there. they were not there. the sources were bad. now the good part of this is that saddam hussein is gone. that terrible regime has been eliminated. and the iraqi people now have a chance of a better life with a new regime and we don't have to worry about whether they have weapons of mass destruction or not anymore. saddam hussein is not there to terrorize his people. >> general colin powell. always nice to have you stop by the studio. we appreciate it. >> my pleasure. >> i want to tell people that the book is now in bookstores. it's now 14 after the hour. here's ann. >> matt, thanks. now to a controversial recommendation for millions of men. a government panel is advising against screening healthy men for prostate cancer with the psa blood test. they say harm from the widely used test outweighs its benefits. we've got dr. nancy snyderman as nbc's chief medical editor now joining us. how can a simple blood test, a screening blood test, cause harm
and outweigh the benefits? >> this test was meant to an for antigen, a protein in the prostate gland. years ago, after a man was diagnosed with prostate cancer, if the blood test went up, it might be indicative of the fact that the tumor was spreading. but increasingly it became sort of a simple blood test. get blood drawn, if the number is outside the normal limits you might have a problem. here's the problem with the test, though, it is so sensitive, that in 80% of the cases, it indicates a problem when there might not be a problem at all. and a man may have inflammation or infection or a benign tumor, or even a cancer that's never going to cause problems. and their concern is, it's so widely used, and wrong so often that it shouldn't be used at all. >> but on the other hand, some men say this test has saved their lives. >> yes. >> so where is the -- how do men know what to do >> >> here's the hard part. the preventive task force that came out with these guidelines, they crunched the numbers.
they looked at data. and whether they think it's personal or not they looked at the cold, hard facts. does this screening save lives? and their answers were, no it doesn't. but what you will hear from individual men is, wait a minute, that test saved my life. and, yes, you're going to now balance anecdotes and case histories against the bigger population of hundreds of thousands of men. and that's where a lot of the controversy is going to be. >> it should be said that the american urological association has calledhese tests irresponsible. this is the same force that told us mammograms under 50 are not necessary. >> let me caution people when the breast cancer stuff came out who jumped in the radiologists and the breast cancer surgeons. now this is the prostate, who jumps in the urologists. yes, do they have a dog in this fight in both cases? yes. i think this one is going to remain controversial. i don't think it's going to change the needle right now. but if you are a healthy man and you have no other issues, don't
consider this a perfect screening test. >> dr. nancy snyderman. thank you so much. it is now 7:16. once again here's matt. >> all right, ann, thank you. prosecutors in new jersey plan to appeal the 30-day sentence given to a former rutgers university student who used a web cam to spy on his gay roommate. this after an emotional court hearing on monday. nbc's mara schiavocampo is in new brunswick, new jersey. mara, good morning to you. >> matt, good morning. it's been almost two years since this case sparked a national dialogue about bullying. monday the families of both tyler clementi and dharun ravi came together at this courthouse to make one final appeal on behalf of their loved ones. in a packed new jersey courtroom, tyler clementi's heartbroken mother begged the judge to hand down a stiff punishment. >> and i am asking the court to do the right thing. >> reporter: moments before the sentencing of dharun ravi, the former student at prestigious rutgers university, who was convicted of 15 criminal charges, including invasion of
privacy, and bias intimidation. a hate crime. in 2010, ravi secretly streamed video of 18-year-old tyler clementi kissing a man, and encouraged others to watch it live. clementi, an honor student and talented violinist, jumped off a bridge and killed himself just days after the spying incident. >> even i had no idea of the despair and torment tyler must have been feeling. tyler and i had been very connected. so much so that i felt like a piece of me died in september, 2010. >> reporter: but ravi's mother also made a tearful appeal, saying her son is not a hateful bully. >> my son, he has too much burden on his shoulders to face for the rest of his life. i strongly feel the honorable judge will give him a chance to try his best to lead a normal life. >> reporter: the story made ravi the poster child for cyber
bullying. >> we've got to dispel this myth that bullying is just a normal rite of passage. >> reporter: and sparked a national outcry. >> he was outed as being gay on the internet and he killed himself. >> reporter: but ravi also has supporters. last week hundreds gathered at new jersey's state house to protest the use of the hate crimes law in the case. >> i do not believe he hated tyler clementi. but i do believe he acted at a colossal insensitivity. >> reporter: though ravi faced up to ten years in prison he was sentenced to just 30 days in jail and three years' probation. >> people may be outraged by the 30-day sentence. but he was charged with eavesdropping, not with causing the death of tyler clementi, and convicted of that. and the judge sentenced him based upon that. >> reporter: after the sentence, ravi's family wept with relief. while clementi's parents sat stone-faced. as part of the sentence, the judge recommended that ravi not be deported to his native india. the prosecution released a
statement calling the sentence, quote, insufficient, and saying that they plan to appeal. matt? >> mara schiavocampo, thank you very much. >> lots of other stories making news this morning. natalie is on assignment. savannah guthrie is at the news desk. >> good morning to you. in the news today the chief of the u.n. nuclear agency says he's reached a deal with iran this morning to resume that stalled investigation into whether the country has been secretly developing nuclear weapons. this comes just one day before world leaders are set to meet for talks in baghdad in a bid to find a diplomatic solution, and avoid military action. a daring rescue over niagara falls after a man plunged 180 feet over the cascade, in what police say was an apparent suicide attempt. the man survived and is one of only three people known to have lived after plunging from the falls without a safety device. a 74-year-old grandmother in michigan has been charged with the murder of her 17-year-old grandson. police say jonathan hoffman called 911 and said his
grandmother, sandra lane, had shot him in the chest. the high school senior died soon after. lane's lawyer says she fired on hoffman because he was a troubled boy, and said she felt she had no other choice. for the first time ever, a private business has launched a rocket to the international space station. the unmanned falcon 9 rocket named dragon took off just before dawn this morning from cape canaveral, opening the door to a new era of space flight. until now only major governments have launched vessels into space, and if all goes well the dragon should dock with the space station on friday. it is now 7:21. back to matt, ann and al. the same company hopes one day to have commercial flights for people into space. >> i'm going. >> am i going way out on a limb. weren't scotty from "star trek" i think part of his ashes were actually on board that rocket along with some other space enthusiasts? >> wow. >> i believe. savannah, will you get on that? >> i hadn't read it. it is technically an unmanned flight. but i didn't read anything about
ashes. >> get the information! >> mr. roker is here with a check of the weather. al? >> all right, come on! let's see what we've got as far ase've got as far as your weather is happening. along the eastern seaboard, it's been a mess, a low pressure system with a front draping along it. all the way down to the southeast. a lot of wet weather, rainfall amounts about a half to a quarter of an inch of rain causing problems. here's what's going on in your neck of the woods. good morning, tom kierein, storm center 4, right now some scattered sprinkles and drizzle throughout virginia, maryland and the district. showing up on storm center 4 radar. temperatures in the 60s, will hold steady in the 60s through much of the morning. we ought to get a little sun breaking out by late morning, around noon. and during the afternoon, reaching the upper 70s to near 80. then more showers and thundershowers, with heavy down >> and that's your latest
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good morning, it's 7:26 on this tuesday, may 22nd, i'm aaron gilchrest. breaking news, accidents, floodings, lots of problems on the morning commute. danella is here with details. >> well still seeing the accident, i-95 southbound, we have two, the first one at the rest area, dale city, you can see emergency response worker blocking that left shoulder lane. and then also, tractor-trailer accident still on the scene, blocking the right lane, you are able to get by but you got to stick to the left lane. again at the way station, still seeing the left lanes block. still an overturned vehicle on the roadway. southbound 95 very slow, aaron, over to you. >> the rain has moved out for now. tom will tell us when
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>> i'd prefer not to go to hell. i'd like to think that heaven is a little sexier than generally portrayed. but if it's just black and quiet, that's okay, too. >> that's two-time oscar winner sean penn getting a little philosophical with ann. they sat down for an interview in cannes, and it's a revealing conversation about penn's career, reputation, and his work away from the cameras. we'll have that interview for you in our next half hour. 7:30 now on a tuesday morning. may 22nd, 2012. i'm matt lauer. alongside ann curry. >> that's right. you know, and also coming up this morning on a different note we're talking about mary kennedy who you've been reporting took her own life last week. she was remembered at a memorial service here in new york city
last night. the question is why was her estranged husband robert kennedy jr. not there? we're going to talk about that coming up this morning. >> then facebook's less than impressive debut on wall street, the company's value has slipped 11% in just two days. we'll talk about that with cnbc's jim cramer. and also get into questions about the timing of mark zuckerberg's wedding just a day after his company went public. >> mm-hmm. beautiful in that photograph, don't they? and it's tuesday and that means that "today's professionals" are in the house. we're going to have star, donny and nancy taking on everything from a controversial nonprofit group offering drug addicts a chance to, to agree to be sterilized and offer them cash to be sterilized. and also an eye-catching outfit from miley cyrus. >> we begin with a new court hearing for the nfl scheer leader and former high tech school teacher or high school teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with one of her students. nbc's jeff rossen is here with the latest on that. good morning to you.
>> good morning, guys. this case is rolling on. right now, sarah jones is out on bail. but here's the catch. she has to wear an electronic ankle bracelet. not allowed to text anyone or even drink alcohol. she went to court on monday trying to get the judge to ease up on those restrictions, but that judge wasn't having it. that's her, sarah jones. cheerleading captain for the cincinnati bengals. she seemed to have it all together. but police say sarah was hiding a dark secret. a sexual relationship with a teenage boy. and not just any teenage boy, one of her own students. you see, sarah was cheering part time but worked all week teaching english at this kentucky high school. >> we filed over 9,000 pages of discovery. the commonwealth is confident in our case and we look forward to the trial date. >> reporter: sarah is charged with first degree sexual abuse. her mother is also charged with covering it up. both pled not guilty.
now, out on bail, ordered to home confinement. >> sarah, do you have any comment about this? >> reporter: sarah wouldn't speak, but her lawyer did in court monday, asking the judge to ease up on the restrictions. the judge lowered bond to $10,000. but wouldn't budge on anything else. sarah must remain on the ankle bracelet. no texting allowed. and no alcohol, either, as she awaits trial. the judge did loosen the rules for sarah's mother, allowing her to ditch the ankle bracelet. but neither of them can have any contact with the alleged victim, that teenage boy, or his family. but in a surprising twist, they support sarah. and even came to court once before. >> when you have the victim's family supporting the defendant it always adds an extra hurdle for the prosecution. it does not make successful prosecution impossible. >> reporter: there have been rumors about sarah's sexual behavior with men since 2009. on this website, thedirty.com.
>> somebody posted that i had had two stds given to me by a cheating boyfriend, and that i had sex with him in the classroom at my school. >> reporter: sarah went on local radio to defend herself back then. >> clearly, obviously, knowing myself that it was false information, i was devastated because i had to, once that was information -- once it was public information, i had students starting to ask me, and teachers, and you know, just humiliating. >> reporter: she since tued the website. thedirty.com claims it's not responsible for sarah's actions, and is fighting the suit. this morning, the brunette bombshell with a love of teaching could, if convicted, end up in jail over sex. >> you know there's a lot of us that rally behind her and pport her and know who she really is. >> reporter: prosecutors say they have a mountain of evidence against sarah. phone calls, e-mails, and more. but so far they won't give any more details on that. the trial is set for next month.
matt? >> all right, jeff rossen. jeff, thank you very much. here's ann. >> all right, matt, thank you. the family of mary kennedy held a private memorial last night for the 52-year-old with one notable absence. nbc's tom lamas has details for us. tom, good morning. >> good morning, ann. mary richardson kennedy's siblings and friends held that memorial for her here at the standard hotel yesterday at sunset in new york city. the private ceremony for the mother of four is making news not because of who was here, but because of who wasn't here. mary's estranged husband, robert kennedy jr. the suicide death of mary richardson kennedy has sparked a fight over how to say good-bye. this memorial monday night in new york city put together by mary's grieving siblings and friends. and according to one friend, no sign of robert kennedy jr. or the couple's four children. >> her siblings, i think, tonight felt that, you know, they were finally offering some type of tribute that was fitting
for the incredible life she has led. >> reporter: the other service happened over the weekend, in new york's westchester county. full of celebrities like chevy chase, glenn close, and susan sarandon. at that funeral, robert kennedy jr. was seen outside the church, consoling the couple's children. just the day before, he was wrangling in court with his in-laws about control over mary's body. a judge ruled in kennedy's favor. >> this is really two families at each other's throats. if they could tear the body in two and bury it in two places, they would do it. >> reporter: mary's death came at a time when she and robert kennedy were locked in divorce proceedings and a custody battle. the two wed in 1994, but the marriage fell apart. robert told "the new york times" the two hadn't lived together for almost four years. saying, quote, a lot of times i don't know how she made it through the day. she was in a lot of agony for a lot of her life. mary battled drugs, alcohol, and
depression. her lifelong friend carrie kennedy, robert's sister who introduced the couple, spoke about mary's struggle. >> mary suffered from depression. her whole life she was battling, battling these demons. >> reporter: kennedy watchers say the richardson family feels robert kennedy didn't do enough to help mary. and photos like this, of robert and actress cheryl hines, the two reportedly dating, didn't help. >> mary's sisters say that, you know, if she had not met bobby kennedy she probably still would be alive. so they are extremely bitter. >> reporter: a troubled life ended with a suicide, but still unable to rest in peace. and mary richardson kennedy was buried on saturday near the kennedy family compound in hyannisport, massachusetts. robert kenny jr. nor his lawyer wanted to comment about the marital problems or the issues over the funeral. ann? >> all right, tom llamas, thank you so much for your reporting
on this. now let's get a check of the weather from al. >> ann, thank you so much. a little on the damp side out here today. not too hard. it will probably be a little, so moderate to airport delays in the northeast. look at the temperatures out west. from phoenix to bismarck, from 10 to 20 degrees above normal. it's going to be 91 in rapid city, minneapolis, 82, phoenix, 108. vegas, 104. the rest of the temperatures around the country, we expect to see 60s and 70s in the northeast. 90s in parts of central florida. 90s through much of texas. a little cool in the pacific northwest where they'll have some afternoon showers, slight risk of strong storms in the northern plains, southeast and wet weather in the northeast and it's a brain tumor awareness day. all right, very good, thank you for coming down. get your gray matter t-shirt. >> we have a t-shirt for you. >> go gray with us. tumor awareness day. >> here's what's going on in your neck of the woods. good morning, we've got
scattered sprinkles and drizzle showing up in the speckles of green on storm 4 radar across northern virginia, the district and pairland. later today we ought to get sun breaking out. high water mainly in prince william county. many roads are still closed there. creeks and streams are out of their banks and flowing over roadways so turn around, don't drown, stay away. tomorrow, more of the same. then thursday, a smaller chance of an additional shower. friday, only a slight chance, memorial day weekend, summer-like. >> and that's your latest weather. ann? >> all right, al, thank you. coming up, late night host jimmy fallon stops by. but coming up next, was the public debut overhyped? facebook struggles on wall street and speculation about the timing of mark zuckerberg's wedding just a day later. ♪ i want to be a billionaire so bad ♪ ♪ buy all of the things i never had ♪ ♪ oh, every time i close my eyes ♪
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on wall street. we'll talk about that with cnbc's jim cramer in a moment. but first, nbc's miguel almaguer is in los angeles with details. miguel, good morning to you. >> matt, good morning. facebook is have valuable, as you know, because so many of us use it. but some investors believe the young company full of so much promise is also a bit overhyped. mark zuckerberg rang nasdaq's opening bell, but after just two days of trading, monday facebook had its bell rung when its stock sank 11%. >> i think a lot of people were expecting to see a big pop in the price that you sometimes see in ipos. a lot of people didn't get that. they did not want to hold facebook for the long term, so they sold out. >> reporter: with 900 million worldwide users, facebook is an advertiser's dream. but analysts say it's still unclear how quickly and effectively the social media site will profit from its friends.
experts say facebook also took a face plant on wall street because its initial public offering, or ipo, was aggressively overpriced. >> really what it's worth depends on what happens over the next 10 to 20 years. >> reporter: for zuckerberg, the stock slide represents a $2 billion loss. but his stake in the company is still valued at more than $17 billion. at just 28 he remains the 29th richest person in the world. and there's another reason to smile. this weekend, after facebook stock went on sale, zuckerberg married longtime girlfriend priscilla chan. >> she is very definitely the quiet, strong, super smart, woman behind the man. >> reporter: author sarah lacey says there's no word on a prenup but says the low-key couple had an agreement when they dated. >> the two of them had a relationship contract when she moved out to silicon valley to make sure she was going to not only get enough of his time, but get enough of his time away from the company. >> reporter: the nuptials come just as chan graduates from med
school. a ceremony that may be good timing for zuckerberg, too. under california law, his enormous fortune isn't considered joint property. but those who know the couple say they've never worried about money. and despite an early stock market setback, they still don't need to. while facebook stock took a beating on monday the company is still valued at more than $93 billion. and even though some analysts believe the stock may continue to slide a bit more, those overnight millionaires at facebook are still millionaires. matt? >> all right, miguel almaguer. thank you very much. jim cramer is host of "mad money" on cnbc. jim, good morning. nice to have you back. >> go ahead, say it. i told you so. >> i told you so. you've been around long enough like i have, you've seen a lot and you know that people aren't as stupid as you think. >> you knew this was going to go down. it's going to open at about $34 this morning. what's driving it down? what are the nuts and bolts of this? >> people want excitement. and this deal was a fiasco. it was placed with a lot of people who didn't really care about it in the end.
they issued too much stock. and once a stock starts going down, matt, people feel like it's a sinking ship. they want out. >> isn't it possible people simply learned their lesson from the '90s and the early 2000s where some of these initial ipos came out, and they were skyrockets to the moon, with no path to profitability for those companies? people learned from that, didn't they? >> yes. so many people lost money. remember many investors never came back after 1999-2000. lessons were learned. but brokers didn't seem to realize that these lessons were learned. they got it totally wrong. a fiasco. >> with these 900 million registered users, okay, this seems like an advertiser's dream. but you said something to me while that spot was running that they're in trouble if they junk up that site with too much advertising. >> the younger people who like facebook, they are anti-advertising. they think everything should be for free. they don't want to look at ads, let alone click at ads. you move this to mobile, a lot of people, particularly younger
people using cell phones, they have strategies to avoid ads at all costs. they are not your ideal audience if you're an advertiser. >> you made headlines over the weekend on a different subject. you weighed in on mitt romney's time at bain capital. something that's been being discuss a lot now. whether it's a liability or an asset for his run for the presidency. you said romney is known as a job destroyer not a job creator. you speaking as a pundit, or do you have some experience here? >> look, i went to hear the presentation when i was at harvard law trying to figure out whether to work for them or somebody else. they were talking about rationalizing -- >> they were talking or he was talking? >> he was there. he was talking about rationalizing the workforce, making it so companies were more efficient. matt, these were code words back then. code words for firing people. and by the way, it was viewed as being very positive. it wasn't something that we thought was like, wow, that would be really bad if you're running for president. it was like wow, that could be really good if i work there. >> was it smart business or was it a problem with capitalism? >> it's smart business. this was the way to make money
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meter, though. >> oh, there you go. >> to put this in perspective in terms of prices of things in real estate in new york city. how about the penthouse that has recently apparently gone to contract just over here on the west side of 57th street. the top two floors of the luxury building going for -- >> who is building this, tony stark? >> going for -- >> magically appeared. >> $90 million for the penthouse. >> what? >> 9-0. $90 million. >> who is buying this stuff? >> apparently an unnamed buyer. >> yeah. >> won't even list that person's country of origin. >> hmm. >> because everybody would want to come stay there. i wouldn't tell anyone, here. >> the country is big cash-istan. >> 10,900 square feet. >> wow. >> two floors. >> somebody's got some money. >> anyway, we've got sean penn showing off his softer side in a very rare -- >> i don't know if i want to see that. >> no! it's a revealing interview. i'm telling you. >> and we'll be joined by "today's professionals" as well.
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bravo. >> i just love jimmy. you know, don't you love jimmy fallon? and a little bit -- you don't know what's going to happen when he's here. >> we'll find out in just a little while. also ahead, "today's" professionals are in the house. star, donny and dr. nancy going to tackle some of the hot topics today, including this one. a woman who texted her boyfriend while she knew he was driving a car. he eventually ended up getting in an accident. should she be held liable because she knew he was driving at the time? they'll talk about that. >> all right. also coming up, we're going to have a very rare and some might say raw interview with two-time academy award winner sean penn. we talked with him in cannes and he had a lot to say not only about his work in haiti, actually in tears at one point but also talked about his work and why he loves making movies and some of his most famous roles. he even talked about his temper. all of that coming up.
>> and later on we've got paula deen coming by. she's got some recipes to share. >> davina guthrie is filling in at the news desk while natalie is on assignment. savannah, good morning to you. >> good morning to you. prosecutors are planning to appeal the 30-day jail sentence given monday to a former rutgers university student who used a web cam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man. the roommate, tyler clementi, committed suicide days later. 20-year-old dharun ravi faced a maximum of ten years in prison for anti-guy intimidation and other charges. his attorneys are expected to appeal his conviction. today marks one year since a massive tornado ravaged joplin, missouri. a somber anniversary that president obama helped commemorate last night. nbc's ron mott is in joplin this morning with more. ron, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, savannah, good morning to you. this battered hospital behind me really became one of those iconic symbols of that devastating day. today it stands as a towering
reminder of all that was lost here, but also all this community found as a result. a year after it was ripped apart joplin high school still sits in bits and pieces. but not the 2012 graduating class. unified by tragedy, bound by hope, a theme president obama addressed at monday night's commencement. >> the road has been hard, and the day has been long. but we have tomorrow, so we march. we march together. >> reporter: it has been a long, slow march for many here. while difficult, there are clear signs joplin is moving on. thousands of permits have been issued to build new homes or repair damaged ones. though the landscape is still obviously scarred. >> we had a living room up front. >> reporter: all that's left of the dunn family's old house are weeds and memories. >> and back here was a big backyard. >> reporter: and a new perspective rising with each new building. >> if anything, i look at it and
think, wow, we're going to come back and we're going to come back big. >> reporter: the dunns sold their lot, moved to another place, and got back to their normal routine within a few months. >> open her up. >> reporter: albeit now with tornadoes part of their everyday living. two weeks ago they installed a twister safe in their garage. >> feel so safe in here. >> have peace of mind if i'm at work and my wife and doubt irare at home by themselves. they have a safe place to go. >> reporter: it's the new normal in joplin. but many residents, including members of the class of 2012, possess a determination to move forward, rebuild, and believe in the future of this city. 161 people died in joplin. later today, at this park right across from the hospital, a community walk of unity will end here. it will be a park memorial service to honor those who were lost. but also a nationwide thank you to the volunteers who helped joplin back to its feet. savannah? >> what a story. ron mott in joplin, thank you. now for a look at what's trending today. our quick roundup of what has you talking online.
whitney houston's final song, a duet with jordin sparks called something celebrate" is going viral online. ♪ ♪ celebrate come on now ♪ come on celebrate >> the song will be featured in the upcoming film "sparkle." this video on beyonce's website is racking up the hits. in it the pop star schools her friends in the game of pool. >> i whooped him. it does not matter, i whooped you. thank you. >> never one to gloat that clip is from 2001 when beyonce was still a member of destiny's child. and one fan's over-the-top tribute to the facebook ipo, posted on facebook, still struggling to find friends. ♪ i want to thank you for bringing him to me ♪ ♪ and the family yeah yeah ♪
♪ facebook i love you ♪ ♪ i want to thank you for bringing him to me ♪ >> the songwriter says the tune just popped into her head while she was taking a shower. and now it's going viral for all the wrong reasons. it is now 8:06. let's get back to al with a check of the weather. kind of a love ballad to facebook. >> wow, that's -- a number of things i want to write a song to, not facebook one of them. but hey, everybody, it's a free country. all the way from san diego. you guys know each other? >> yes. >> okay, just thought maybe you just met up here randomly. let's see what we've got as far as your let's see what we've got as far as your forecast is concerned, pick city of the day, nbc 10, philadelphia, scattered showers, humid, 75 degrees. wet weather in southern florida, rain in the northeast. more rain moving into the pacific northwest. a slight risk of strong storms in the northern plains, and through the southeast, the heat continues. 108 in phoenix today. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's going
on in your neck of the woods. another gray morning with scattered sprinkles and drizzle around, good morning, tom kierein, storm center 4. high water in prince william county, many roads are closed, stay away from the high water. you might get a little sun breaking out by later today. otherwise, a lot of clouds around, maybe more showers and storms. with heavy downpours. friday, into the memorial day weekend, feeling like summertime, highs in the 80s each day. a chance of shower on sunday. >> and that's your latest weather. ann? >> all right, al, thank you so much. coming up next "today's professionals." ♪
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as if this were a murder case. it's not a murder case. it's an invasion of privacy case. and if you look at what the sentence is, it's actually appropriate for this. >> star is a lawyer. as far as i'm concerned it's a hate crime. i wish this this kid got everything he could get and more. >> ten years? >> i'll tell you what -- years. i'll tell you where he is going to suffer. no employer is ever hiring this kid. nor should they. can you imagine hiring this kid, every gay group rightfully so would protest. he is a court of employment -- >> you're saying they shouldn't employ him because he's proven not trustworthy and he spies, therefore his ethics as a business person? >> he will never -- he better start business for himself. >> what bothers me was i never once heard him say i'm sorry. and the judge pointed that out. just once, to show some contrition. i'm stunned at how chilly he was. >> it's important to remember what star said. he wasn't on trial for tyler clementi committing suicide. >> that's right. >> and the judge says he was guilty of colossal insensitivity.
>> right. >> so 30 days right? >> 30 days plus community service. that's the appropriate sentence. >> i would like to see him behind bars for years. >> this is a first of its kind case. new jersey college student texted her boyfriend while she knew he was behind the wheel driving his car. he eventually got into an accident, hitting a couple on a motorcycle. does she deserve to be accountable, criminally, for the fact that he got into an accident because she texted him while he was driving? >> they're trying to make new law in this situation. they're trying to say that she quote, electronically present inside the car when the accident occurred. if a person is in the car with you, and they tell you to disobey traffic signals, they can be sued. this would be new law in that area. i think it's a little wacky to be honest. >> i think we need a new law. a statement has to be sent to the youth of america, this is such a horrible problem. i actually wish car companies would invent some device that when a car is moving a certain amount of miles an hour the phone doesn't work. kids have got to be sent a signal. this is a horrific, horrific
issue. >> i live in new jersey. and the laws are very, very strict. however, as a mother who does send her kids text messages, and i don't know necessarily where they are, i don't know the wiggle room in all of this. >> and you don't know when somebody is -- >> he didn't have to pick up the text message and answer it. >> that's the point. i expect my children to not pick up the phone. but i don't know if i should be held liable because i sent it. >> i think if you're texting or receiving you should lose your license for five years. something severe. >> wow. >> people are dying. you have kids. you have teenagers. >> distracted driving is a problem, period. texting is just one form of distracted driving. >> this is going to define it. >> let's move on. there is a new president of france. the socialist francois hollande. that means france also has a new first lady, and she and hollande are not married. they've been together for six years. she is a reporter who covers
politics. she wants to keep her job, and she wants to keep her privacy. she says that their marital status is none of anybody's business. >> love the french. >> how would this go over here in the united states? >> i think we're ready for it to tell you the truth. i think there's a culture coming forward, the culture grown up on the internet that is not going to keep prisoner candidates or people because they've had some personal mishaps, infidelities. i think the rest of the world has grown up. we're going to eventually get there. >> you think the united states is ready for an unmarried first couple in the white house? >> absolutely not! are you out of your mind? i'm from north carolina! do you believe -- my grandmother is 94 years old. she's just laid out right now. >> i think that -- >> i think it's -- >> i think if bloomberg ran for president, they would say, fine. here's the issue. i don't think she could cover politics as a reporter and keep her job. >> here's the thing, there's no such thing as a traditional
family in this country anymore. you could use it as a selling point. >> the united states is never going to want to have an unmed -- >> would you have ever said we would have a black president 20 years ago? >> yes, i would. >> according to a recent survey, more than half of couples living together in france and raising children together are not married. >> that's right. >> they're cohabitating. >> that's their norm. >> it's a cultural difference. >> well, you are in america now. it don't work like that. >> wow. miley cyrus wore this to the billboard music awards over the weekend. it was a tuxedo with no shirt and no pants. do we have that image? yes. okay. she's 19 years old. looked up to by a lot of young people. how do we feel real quickly? >> very smart. when you are a child star you need to go overboard to say you're not a child anymore. >> camisole, i would have been fine with it. >> yeah, she looked cute. >> star jones. >> okay. up next, ann's revealing and emotional interview with sean
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i might get another one. with some more sauce. [ male announcer ] but their quick bite to eat... could potentially turn into a long night of the shakes. thankfully, evan's corolla has available entune with bing to help them find another restaurant. another reason you can always count on corolla. from toyota. back now at 8:20 with a rare and wide-ranging interview with sean penn. his first here on "today" in ten years. we caught up with the two-time oscar winner at the cannes film festival and began by talking about the benefit he held there, which has raised more than $2 million for the people of haiti. two years after the earthquake there, many have moved on. why haven't you? >> because the job isn't done. pick a spot. and they've had every exploitation happen to them. every invasion happen to them.
every dictatorship happen to them. and now there's this new world where things can change. kind of a magic moment. it's an exciting time to do work in haiti. >> i detect an emotional component in this for you. >> it's emotional because you can see how it can work. and you say oh, god, it works. >> what does, in your view, victory look like in haiti? >> victory looks like a brilliant, young, haitian kid who had no better choice than to go to the united states and get an education, make a decision to go home. it looks like where people really have a chance and where kids get to say, you know, i was born here. i can get the education here. and i can do it. you know, just see this generation do what i know it's going to do. which is going to win. >> for many people who go to these kinds of places, there is a person, an image, an experience, that doesn't leave you. >> i could give you a story
image that is a policeman who rationed his cigarettes because of a, you know, the expense. and so, one of his four cigarettes a day was after he would come home. he went home, where he would see his children, and his parents, and his wife downstairs. give them a kiss, go upstairs, take off his policeman's uniform. smile at his family. walk outside to have that smoke. and then the earth shifts and he turns around to a two-level home behind him with his whole family in it, and it was up to his knees. and he dove in to it after his family and he reached through the concrete to get them. and all he got was his uniform. and so with that he put it on. and he became the one guiding the emergency traffic that saved about 500 lives in the first two days. no ngo vehicles? no ngo -- >> the people who work for you
in haiti have some of them have called you a demanding boss. you have gotten angry yelling, that's not good enough! you're smiling. >> most of the people i'm angry at are usually international volunteers who are coming over there to stamp themselves with a do-gooder label. many of you know better than i do what we're about to face, which is likely total chaos. i don't know. i don't control my temper when i'm there. >> have you always had this moral outrage? >> i'm not going to accuse myself of being moral. i recognize a lot of the things that are less than good in me. and similarly, there's a very powerful thing that comes when something is good despite me. the one place i tend to be a follower. kind of go with the flow. and it's mostly an instinct about other people. and their skills, and their good hearts. i think i'm good at casting. >> sounds like you're casting a
lot even though you're not a religious man. >> i prefer not to go to hell. i'd like to think that heaven is a little sexier than generally portrayed. but if it's just black and quiet, that's okay, too. >> your first moment on screen was in "little house on the prairie" in 1974. >> yeah, that's true. >> and through all of these years and all these characters, as we think about them -- >> he has my son --! >> jimmy in "mystic river." sam in "i am sam." matthew in "dead man walking," you have trained us to believe you. to believe your transformation. almost instantly. do you accept that you are one of the greatest actors of our time? >> i am constantly embarrassed by my own personality. and so maybe i have a strength in that as an actor, in that i'm -- maybe it's because i'm willing to give it up.
i have a very tough time with people. it's not that i'm totally anti-social. i just don't want to socialize with the people i already know. >> could you ever imagine yourself giving up acting and directing and becoming a full-time humanitarian? >> i could imagine myself running out of time to do -- you know. >> i think i have discovered in this interview that despite everyone's sort of sentiment about you being perhaps serious and deeply cynical, you actually are an idealist. >> hate cynics. how dare you be cynical and i don't get to be. you know, why are you so special? and they think they are. and they think that i think i am. and that's why we'll keep fighting. >> penn's charity, the j.p. haitian relief organization has a reputation for getting things done. more than 200,000 people have been treated in clinics by this
organization, more than 10,000 given access to clean water and hundreds of kids have received a free education as a result. >> he has a reputation of being a difficult interview. it didn't seem so in that one. i think that was was great, re interesting. >> we've got another one coming up. >> jimmy fallon. breaking news at 8:26, an accident on i-95 north, causing big delays and danella really delays doesn't begin to describe it. >> it's a mess, if you have to travel northbound i-95 at dale city, you can see emergency response workers responding to at least a three-vehicle crash. one car has overturned. you can see they're working to clear it. still have a van in the ditch. i can tell you right now, northbound i-95 is shut down. it looks like it's going to be closed tore some time. your alternate, not a great choice, 234 to i-66, at least 66 is moving, even though slowly. aaron? >>
we're back now, 8:30 on a tuesday morning, the 22nd of may, 2012. weather is getting a little better here in new york city. still some showers in the air and still a nice crowd gathered out on the plaza. thanks to these people for sticking around. i'm matt lauer along with ann curry, al roker and savannah guthrie engaging some of our crowd here. >> this sign says ann, may i
have your wardrobe? i said yeah, me, too. >> oh, that's so nice. >> i know. yes, you want this jacket? >> they love ann. anyway, you know who else is here? come on back. jimmy fallon. >> oh, yeah. >> is in the studio right now. the late night host is on a roll. he's had some great things happening. he recently hung out with the president and first lady and springsteen and mccartney, and he's got a new cd out. he's got a new book out. he's got a new line of healthy snacks, children's clothing. he does it all. we're going to talk to jimmy in just a couple of minutes. >> he seems to be concerned -- >> he's catching up on his thank you notes. >> exactly. >> also coming up this morning, did you guys hear anything about an anniversary today? it's been 20 years since the beginning of "dateline." we've got jane pauley in the house and lester holt talking about fascinating stories and
also fascinating people who we've reported on for the last 20 years. >> pretty amazing. and then do you know father's day is just around the corner? >> huh-uh? >> i know. we are here to remind you and help you. jill martin is here with steals and deals. this is the father's day edition. always hard to shop for guys. she's got some ideas. >> and then we've got a great new pop band. folks are calling this album a pop masterpiece. they're going to be performing live in our studio. >> remember last week we did that little fun thing on the plaza, we had smu versus harvard in the video competition for call me maybe. jay leno was watching. take a look. ♪ ♪ hey this is crazy but here's my number ♪ ♪ so call me maybe >> you know what's interesting? now everyone -- you see.
i was stunned that these two people did it. take a look. ♪ ♪ crazy so here's my number ♪ ♪ call me maybe ♪ >> think if we had a little more of that on the campaign trail and a little less of what we've got right now it would be okay. you. first of all for today, risk of strong storms, in the southeast, also in the upper plains, wet weather this afternoon. moves into the pacific northwest. rain here in the northeast, heavy rain down in southern florida. and as we look ahead to get started on your memorial day weekend, rain out west. up into the western great lakes. sizzling hot through the southern third of the country.
sunny and warm into the mid-atlantic states with a few hit-and-miss showers and thunderstorms. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's going on in your neck of the woods. good morning, tom kierein in storm center 4, we still have many roads closed in prince william county due to flooding from the predawn heavy rain there. stay away if high water. later today, a little sun breaking out and perhaps some afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. some of which could produce more heavy downpours that may cause flooding. stay tuned, highs near 80 and more of the same tomorrow. a smaller chance of any more rain on thursday, friday, a slight chance of a shower and partly sunny, it will feel like summertime into the memorial day weekend. chance of a shower sunday. >> and that's your latest weather. >> and coming up, jimmy fallon in our studio. but first, this is "today" on nbc. i'm thinking of asking carlina to have dinner at my place.
playing dodge ball with the first lady at the white house. he even slow jammed the news with the president of the united states, and leader of the free world. now fallon is out with a new book called "thank you notes 2" and a new comedy album "blow your pants off." is that comedy? or is that more of a threat? >> that is comedy. >> yeah? >> that poor guy just sitting hanging out with his red wine in front of the fireplace, puts on the tv and his pants get blown off. >> right off? >> it just happens. he's just taking a photo like his pants were on. >> let's save that for a little later. let's get to the roll you're on. seriously when you think about some of the things you've had a chance to do with the president slow jamming the news. the leader of the free world and jimmy fallon. >> it's the craziest thing ever to happen to us. we keep going to each other, that did happen, right? we did slow jam with the president of the united states. what happened was they called us, the white house called us because we did a piece with -- >> he booked himself on your show? >> the president booked himself.
he didn't call, but the white house called us, and -- because we did a piece with michelle obama where we did for her get fit initiative. >> right. >> i ran up the stairs in the white house and we played dodge ball in the green room. >> weren't you wearing spandex at the white house? did you clear that with the secret service? >> no, i had to change my clothes immediately. the workout spandex, and turned the corner, i thought i was ready to go and i was immediately shut down by a bunch of secret service. they even bo the dog didn't appreciate what i was wearing. the dog didn't like it. no one liked it at all. so, i asked the first lady's permission. she said absolutely not. so i changed. and then -- but she was a great sport. >> but the idea of dodge ball in the halls of the white house. some of the artwork hanging on the walls, there's -- >> george washington -- >> and you're throwing rubber dodge balls around. >> i have to be the first person to play dodge ball in the white house. unless taft was a big dodge ball player. i don't know. i was sitting there going i
can't believe this is happening. then we got the call, the president of the united states wants to do maybe a bit of his initiative is to not raise taxes on student loans. and he was going to live colleges. so i said would you come to the college. i said i'd love to go to the college but would you be up for doing a whole show, can i interview him? and they go, i don't know, we'll call you right back. they called us back, they said, i think he's in. >> he actually is going to do it. >> they said you don't tell anybody. >> when he slow jammed the news, did you reverse that or was that cold? did you go through run throughs where you'd say, let me give you a few notes here? >> i tried to. we went through one rehearsele. he said okay, here we go. let's do the slow jam. here we go. so he's reading the cue cards and we're doing the slow jam, and at the end of the slow jam we usually do it with the great brian williams because he does it on our show and at the end brian goes, oh, yeah. and so at the end, president obama goes, oh, yeah.
i go, you sure you don't want to put a little -- and he cut me off, i'm not going to do it. he knew what i was going to say. >> thank you for asking. >> i'm not going to do it. >> what's more exciting slow jamming the news with the president of the united states or doing a duet with the boss? >> bruce springsteen is unbelievable. i don't know. i don't know what -- the president is more of an honor, of course. but then when bruce springsteen comes and said i'll wear a floppy hat and a beard like i was from the '70s and he brings his own glasses from the "born to run" tour. that's his sunglasses. it was -- it was just -- with my hair by will smith. one of the most insane phone calls. i'm on the phone with bruce springsteen. have you ever heard the song -- he goes, i have to say i haven't. i have not heard that song. i whip my hair back and forth. he goes, i have to say, i'm not familiar with that. with that record. so then i go i'm going to do a slow version where i'm going to be pretending to be neil young,
and so i'll be doing like, ♪ whip my hair back and forth and so he started laughing on the phone, yeah, yeah, yeah, i like that. i want to be brouyoung bruce. i said can we put a beard on you? yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. someone's trying to contact -- because he's never going to be part of this. >> as part of blow your pants off you've got paul mccartney there but you've also got the second edition of thank you notes because the first one was so popular. wildly popular. and you brought some of your famous thank you notes with us. we have about 48 seconds left. >> i will read you two thank you notes. music, please? perfect. that's -- >> is that -- >> ann curry playing the piano. >> thank you, motion sensored hand towel machine. you never work so i just end up looking like i'm waving hello to a wall robot. i'll read one for you guys. >> i thought that one was for us. >> thank you, ann.
thank you, al roker, for always ending your weather reports with, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. and thank you, kathie lee and hoda for always ending your reports, with -- [ mumbling ] where's the ladies room? thank you. >> jimmy -- >> thank you. >> no, thank you. >> no, thank you. >> thank you so much, pal. again the book is "thank you notes 2." the cd is -- >> "blow your pants off." >> and you can catch "late night with jimmy fallon" weeknights right here on nbc. up next, ann, lester, jane pauley celebrate 20 years of memorable stories on "dateline." but first, this is "today" on nbc.
years on the air. marking that occasion with an anniversary special that airs tonight. take a look. >> welcome to "dateline." >> good evening and welcome to "dateline." >> welcome to "dateline," everyone. >> a river of refugees on foot, one heartbreaking story after the next. ♪ >> sometimes any mother's arms will do. >> oh, man. jane. >> oh, yes! >> oh! >> you're an idiot. >> are you kidding? >> cut! >> i am chris hansen with "dateline" nbc. >> your blood is on him. his blood is on you. >> you made money out of the death. >> you got a good grip on
reality? >> it's a lot to cover and a lot that has been covered. with us now some of the people who've anchored "dateline" throughout the years, jane pauley, ann and the current anchor lester holt. good morning to all of you. nice to have you here. you left the "today" show. you've been here 13 years. you were the first co-host. >> i'm the founding mother. >> of "dateline" with stone phillips. what do you remember about the transition between the two? >> actually getting to talk to people for a long time. the interviews you do, boom. >> sorry -- >> no you did like the expanded format? >> yeah, i could talk to people. and i would always say we only use the good stuff. and that includes me. >> one of the people you talked with a bunch of times on "dateline" over the years was michael j. fox. >> and the "today" show. we had a history that went all the way back. >> what was it about him that made you connect to him so much? >> i don't -- i watched him grow up from just a kid actor to a movie actor to a movie star to a superstar to an icon, and he was the last interview i did on "dateline," and he nominated himself for the role. >> hmm. >> really? >> yeah.
>> and as a part of this anniversary special you get a chance to go back and sit down with him again. >> a week ago i spent more time with michael j. fox. >> let's take a look. >> you do more than ten men. is that a goal of yours? or you just have more energy than ten men? >> i used to -- personally if i feel like that i take a nap. i lie down. it's kind of like battery reload. >> but you call parkinson's a gift. >> i always say it is the gift that keeps on taking. but it woke me up to -- to what was possible and whatever i lost because i have parkinson's, i gained so much. >> really fascinating guy. and we're going to see more of that interview tonight. ann, throughout your years on "dateline," the mccoy septuplets, how many times have you interviewed them? >> i think they're 13. they're actually going -- they're now 14. so, it's been a pretty interesting climb. >> they've had the most "dateline" appearances. >> i didn't know that. really? okay. >> and they are teenagers as you
mentioned. which makes us all feel very old. and you got to go back and spend time with them. >> that's exactly right. >> take a look at this. >> oh, my gosh! look at you. what have you guys been eating? you are so big! okay who's got a boyfriend or a girlfriend? >> none. >> nobody. >> no. >> who'd like one? >> all the boys. >> are they turning out the way you thought they'd turn out? >> you know, i don't know how you predict kids when you see them. it's interesting that they are similar to how they seemed as babies. >> lester, what else can we expect tonight? >> by the way, they all her aunt ann, right? >> yeah, they do. >> isn't that sweet? >> we've got your story, matt, your compelling story that i know meant a lot to you. this family that had this horrible case of mistaken identity. two young ladies in a car accident, and one was dead, the other injured. and then, as you know, we found
out just the opposite. so we've got that story. aaron ralston, remember the climber in 2005 had to cut off his own arm. tom brokaw catches up with him. and hoda is going to talk to carrie underwood and some of the best gotchas over "dateline's" 20-year history. >> happy anniversary. happy all that stuff. nice to have you with us. you can catch the anniversary special tonight at 10:00, 9:00 central time right here on nbc. up next a live performance from the critically acclaimed band young the giant. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
the "toyota concert series on today" brought to you by toyota. >> back now at 8:51. young the giant has found critical success with their self-titled debut album. and their music has ever been even been featured on the episode of "glee". young the giant good morning to all of you guys. and welcome here. so, you've been -- you've been with this band since you were in high school. but a lot of people it feels like it just suddenly became popular. but in fact you've been working at it for some six years. >> yeah. we've been playing with each other since we were about 16. played small bars, and places we
couldn't get in to ourselves, just kind of wait outside. we've been doing it for a long time. i think it's a lot of things combined together. a little bit of luck. a lot of hard work that came to all of this. >> you've got a lot of -- you've got some stuff coming out. a new album coming out i think in the fall, is that right? >> no, we're going to be getting the studio in the fall. the record will be released sometime soon. >> sometime soon. right and then what was your reaction to having a, a song be played on "glee"? >> you know, we were very happy. we were fortunate we, you know, we're excited to be a part of anything. and it was an added bonus that, you know, that the message was strong. >> the song is called cough syrup. let's listen to it. ladies and gentlemen, listen to young the giant. ♪ ♪ life's too short
to even care at all ♪ ♪ oh, i'm losing my mind losing my mind losing control oh, oh ♪ ♪ these fishes in the sea they're staring at me ♪ ♪ oh, oh ♪ a wet world aches for a beat of a drum oh, oh, ♪ ♪ if i could find a way to see this straight ♪ ♪ i'd run away to some fortune that i i should have found by now ♪ ♪ i'm waiting for this cough syrup to come down come down ♪ ♪ life's too short
to even care at all oh, ♪ ♪ i'm coming up now coming up now out of the blue oh, oh ♪ ♪ these zombies in the park they're looking for my heart ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ a dark world aches for a splash of sun oh, oh ♪ ♪ if i could find a way to see this straight ♪ ♪ i'd run away to some fortune that i i should have found by now ♪ ♪ so i run now to the things they said could restore me ♪ ♪ restore life the way it should be ♪ ♪ i'm waiting for this cough syrup to come down ♪ ♪ life's too short
♪ and so i run now to the things they said could restore me ♪ ♪ restore life the way it should be ♪ ♪ i'm waiting for this cough syrup to come down ♪ ♪ one more spoon of cough syrup now ♪ ♪ oh, oh breaking news, a deadly crash on 95 is causing big delays, all lines are blocked in dale city, let's go to danella sealock for the latest. danella, good morning. >> this is a multivehicle crash and police are on the scene and tow trucks on the scene. a van in the ditch. multivehicle, the way you can
good morning, tom kierein, storm center 4. we have low clouds, scattered drizzle and sprinkles around the region. later today, a little sun breaking out, more clouds close back in showers and maybe some heavy downpours with thunder and lightning may cause more flooding like we've had this morning in prince william county, there's a warning for high water until 1015. a smaller chance on thursday, but, certainly feeling like summertime. as we get into the memorial day weekend,
♪ >> and that is the very popular band young the giant, performing inside our studio. if you're a fan of that band, stick around, we've got more music from them coming up a little later on. out on the plaza with more of "today" i'm matt lauer along with ann curry, al roker and tamron hall. >> thank you. >> on a dreary day. although a little better than it was at the start of the show here for a tuesday morning in new york city. and coming up, it's finally our turn, al. it's a special father's day edition of "steals & deals." >> that's right. and jill martin's inside. and she's got some gifts for dads that are actually 70% off. we're talking about things like polo shirts and classic watches.
i'm not sure what you guys want for father's day. but i'm sure she has it on -- >> just more time with the kids. >> oh, yeah. >> and a little maserati. >> remember when you were a kid you'd borrow money from your dad to get him things. >> that's right. >> and i know it's very hard to believe, but i actually just went to my 40th high school reunion. >> oh. >> can't believe it. >> you're lying. you're making it up. that's not possible. >> so we're going to take a stroll down memory lane. >> wow. >> and meet some of my former classmates. >> how cool. >> and it's like the portrait of dorian gray. i've aged but -- >> no! >> the reaction. a high school cheerleader, and she's going down memory lane with us, as well, and she's also, of course, giving us a little bit of southern style cooking and paula's going to prepare something that we call, i guess it's beer can chicken. >> yeah. >> she calls it something that ann curry has advised me if i'd
like to have a career, i shouldn't say. >> we'll let paula give you the name of her chicken dish. >> anyway, speaking of which talk about something that looks like the news. we've got that let's do that quickly because natalie is off but savannah is standing by. >> good morning. a new development in the case of missing california teenager sierra lamar. late monday night, 21-year-old antolin garcia-torres was arrested on suspicion of murder and kidnapping in connection with lamar's disappearance. the teen has been missing since she left her northern california home two months ago to walk to her school bus stop. authorities believe she was kidnapped. prosecutors plan to appeal the 30-day jail sentence given monday to a former rutgers university student who used a web cam to spy on his roommates intimate encounter with another man. the roommate tyler clementi committed suicide days later. dharun ravi faced ten years in prison for anti-gay intimidation and other charges.
his attorneys are expected to appeal his conviction. in their largest challenge yet, dozens of roman catholic schools, diocese and other institutions filed lawsuits monday against the obama administration's birth control mandate. the suit s argue that requiring most employees to provide birth control coverage in employee health plan violates their religious freedom. a federal judge has ruled that the makers of pom wonderful used deceptive advertising and must stop claiming that their pomegranate drink with treat heart disease, prostate cancer and other illnesses. however there was one victory for the company. the judge said pom could provide competent, reliable, scientific evidence to back its claims instead of the more rigorous medical trials the government called for in its original complaint. for the first time ever a private business has launched a rocket to the international space station. the unmanned falcon 9 rocket named dragon took off just before dawn this morning from cape canaveral, opening the door to a new era of space flight. until now, only major
governments have launched vessels into space. and if all goes well the dragon should dock with the space station on friday. pop star usher's custody trial resumes today in atlanta. on monday, he broke down in tears after his ex-wife lawyer accused him of caring more about partying than his own children. usher is also fighting allegations that he used drugs in front of the children, and he accuses her of flying in a jealous rage and spitting at his current girlfriend. in a closely watched music piracy case, the supreme court on monday refused to hear an appeal from a boston university student who was ordered to pay $675,000 for illegally downloading 30 songs and sharing them on the internet. joel tenenbaum was tued by the recording industry association of america on behalf of four record companies. and britain's prince william has revealed that he slept just a half hourhe night before his wedding last year to kate middleton. william said nerves and the
crowds singing outside clarence house kept him awake all night. he also says it was the queen herself who gave permission to tear up the original guest list, which had the names of hundreds of people neither he nor his bride-to-be even knew. william was interviewed for a documentary marking the queen's diamond juppely. it's now 9:06 and back to al with a check of the weather. >> thank you so much, savannah. got some nice folks hanging out all dried out after the rain. let's show you for today, there is a few there's a few showers still left interior new england, coastal new england as well. for the most part, the worst is just about over, we're talking about anywhere from .1 inch to half an inch of rain from charleston up to caribou, maine. the heat continues out west. bismarck, to minneapolis, 10 to 20 degrees above normal. 108, 91 in rapid city, minneapolis looking for a high of 82. here's what's going on in your neck of the woods. good morning, tom kierein,
storm center 4, we still have high water in prince william county. watch for that. many roads are closed. the swift water is continuing, it will slowly recede over the next few hours. later today, a little sun breaking out, some more heavy downpours this afternoon. otherwise, a passing shower or a rumble of thunder, highs near 80. more of the same on wednesday, a smaller chance on thursday, friday, only a slight chance of a shower and then over the weekend, it will feel like summertime saturday, sunday, memorial day, might>> and that' weather. savannah? >> al, thanks. this morning on "jill's steals & deals," a special father's day edition. we've got gifts at deeply discounted prices exclusively for "today" viewers, with items as much as 70% off. "today" and "us weekly" contributor jill martin is back to take us through the fabulous deals. remind everybody how it works, first of all. >> you go on to today.com right now. we'll link you to the retailer's websites. we have five items here up to 70% off. everything will arrive in time
for father's day but there's also things for everybody. so don't feel guilty if you buy something for yourself. >> but if you order now you'll get it in time. >> exactly. for father's day. >> let's start with these polo shirts. this is very dad-ish. >> aren't these great? everybody's already stealing them off the set. the retail $79. three styles. extra small, to xxxl. machine washable. 100% cotton with no-roll collar. everyone hates when the collar rolls. it is a though-roll collar. sold at many fine resorts including ritz-carlton properties. the retail $79. the deal $24. that's 70% off. >> can even get a couple of shirts for dad. >> right? >> okay. next we have head phones from aerial 7. >> these are great. >> this is kind of for retro dad. >> for the very cool dad. i have a feeling a lot of sons and daughters are going to be getting this, too. the retail $70. the chopper two, they're called, delivers high quality listening
for any music or mobile phone device. you said retro style, also includes a slim profile in-line microphone and a skype adaptor. >> whoa! >> very cool. >> the retail $70. the deal $24.50. that's 65% off. >> and available in all these fashion patterns and colors. >> and also great for camp, buying things for your children for camp. >> yeah. we're still on a dad theme with camp. when you go to dad's camp or something. next e-shades. >> this did really well last time we wanted to bring it back for father's day. the retail $127. all right this exclusive father's day gift includes, the preshave oil, the shave cream, the aftershave cream, or the aftershave soother. comes in four scents. the retail $127. the deal $45. that's 65% off. >> wow. >> and you get everything in the set. and dads just love this. this was a big hit. >> lots of different scents. they're all manly, i take it. >> all manly, right. four scents, all manly. >> okay, good.
now, guys love the tech gifting. either ipad or iphone covers? >> right. this is right up al roker's alley because he loves all of this. the retail $139.89d. i-skin, ipad and iphone covers. the set includes a phone cover, and an ipad case. you get the set together. >> oh. >> compatible for ipad, ipad 2, and iphone 4 and 4s. the case includes a display media stand, business card pocket, and auto shutoff function which i know is great. the retail $139.98. the deal $42. that's 70% off. you get the set of the two items. >> you get the ipad cover and the phone. >> and it goes like this if you want to set it up to watch a movie and also has pockets. >> for your driver's license, whatever. love it. perhaps even your plain ticket right in there. last but not least watches. >> these are great. i was always a fan of psycho. seiko. >> psycho!
>> sorry, wrong thing. psycho and seiko. let's move on to the watch. i'm wearing one now. this is the ladies version i'm wearing if you want to get one, you know. >> for the psycho in your life. >> for the psycho in your life. everyone is like oh, i have a psycho. the retail is $300. okay. so it's stainless steel watches for men and women. the men's watch, black dial with a date display, scratch and water resistant and the women's stainless steel bracelet with a mother of pearl dial and the bezel is adorned with 24 swarovski crystals. comes with a three year seiko warranty. the retail $300. $89.99. that's 70% off. >> that's a great price for a psycho. take us through the deals one more time? >> let's take a look at all the deals. the polo shirts. >> the aerial 7 head phones. >> the shaving kits. >> the iphone and ipad case and finally the seiko psycho watches. if you have any questions about
the products, you can head to jill's "the daily rundown" page at today.com. send some commentary to jill. coming up next, we are experiencing the kitchen with the one and only paula deen. that's right. right in the scene today. and then later on with the well-dressed los angelesers will be wearing poolside this summer coming up. my name is robin... i'm a wife, i'm a mom... and chantix worked for me. it's a medication i could take and still smoke, while it built up in my system. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these, stop taking chantix and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problems, which could get worse while taking chantix. don't take chantix if you've had a serious allergic or skin reaction to it. if you develop these,
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>> so good to see you. thank you, thank you. >> you really do. >> i'm working on taking responsibility and taking teeny changes. >> how much are you down? >> i've lost 30 pounds. >> you look fantastic. >> just small changes and you do a few of those and they can give you very big results. >> fantastic. >> so i've been eating a lot of chicken. >> mm-hmm. >> lately. chicken is the number one go-to food for me. >> right. >> first it's delicious. >> right. >> second, it's good for you. it's lower in fats and calories. and it's so versatile. >> and we've always heard about the beer can chicken. >> beer in the rear. >> okeydokey. very nice. >> and i'm going to give you the honor of sticking the beer up the rear. >> okay. now how do you -- things were going so well. >> was it going well? >> then there you go. how does this -- >> we use paula deen house seasoning which is a cup of
salt, fourth of a cup of garlic powder, fourth of cup of black pepper. and you can add a fourth of cup of onion powder to it. but this is all this mixed in the bowl. >> mm-hmm. >> so what we're going to do, al, if you'll season our chicken. now the first thing you're going to do -- you know i'm not much of a drinker. >> right. >> so a lot of people just drink this down a little bit. >> just to top it off. >> but you know, an especially warm beer i'm not -- >> not a fan. >> not that fond of. i poured enough down so it won't bubble over. >> what's the concept? >> this keeps it moist. >> could you use something other than beer? >> you could use an apple juice. this is -- >> i think people use coke. >> yes, you could. if you want a sweeter flavor. but there's no alcohol. it's all cooked out. so you don't have to worry about that. >> you're going to put the rosemary. >> but whatever, you can use a soda, a -- >> whatever. >> yeah.
>> your beverages. >> whatever, apple juice, orange juice. >> vodka. >> yes. >> but i love to take fresh herbs, and stick them in my beer can. and usually my favorite. usually my favorite. now did you do him good inside? >> you bet i did. >> okay. >> stick him on there and hopefully it'll fit. >> there you go. >> let's put both of his little legs around there. >> how cute. >> i know. listen. my children and i have more fun, we'll dance with each other. >> most people got their kids toys. but that's -- >> no, i got my chickens. and well -- ♪ so this goes in the oven for how long? >> do the funky chicken. >> can you do this on the grill, right? >> oh, yes. are you talking about dance or cook? >> no, cook. you can dance on the grill, too. can you do whatever. >> no, we do this in the oven sometimes but mainly michael is
doing this in his outdoor kitchen. >> maybe you make two at once. >> michael always does a minimum of three. >> mm-hmm. >> so we can have the leftovers. >> what do we got here? >> look up here. that's -- i hate this -- >> i've been dancing with a naked partner over there. so i don't know what i got on my hands. >> there you go. >> that's just skin. >> exactly. >> now you're going to make a little salad? >> we're going to take some of our leftover chicken and make an orzo and chicken salad. you start off with -- you cook your orzo. we've got red bell pepper just frozen. >> you put it together boom, boom, boom. just want to get to the pound cake. >> oh, okay. >> and you just going to mix all that stuff together with this one bowl and do that. boom. >> okay. >> baby food pears. you know pears are delicious. i did taste my children's pears, 40, 50, 70 years ago, however
long. that's what we use and canola oil to cut down. >> fact they're cutting us down on time here. >> they can go -- >> if you want to make out any of the dishes check out her magazine cooking with paula deen. and today.com. paula's going to be sticking around for our trip down memory lane. high school reunions. you are gorgeous. my gosh. after these messages. oh, whoa! actually that's college.
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the first one my fifth anniversary high school reunion 35 years ago. and it was really kind of cool, getting to pick up with guys i had not seen in years. great guys, all together. it was really -- >> awesome. >> and paula is joining us. you attended every high school graduation since you graduated in '65. >> almost, al. when i got in the restaurant business, 22 years ago, i had to miss. >> look at you. >> she was a cheerleader. >> that was my junior year. >> wow. >> can you do that same move now? >> no! >> were you homecoming queen? >> no, that was miss southwest georgia -- wow. credit union or something. >> okay. >> very nice. >> look at this one. oh -- >> that's my dance recital. >> were you in high school? >> i think we've got a picture of tamron in high school. >> she is one of the most beautiful women on tv. >> because we're southern and we're biased. >> oh, my goodness!
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breaking news, a deadly crash on 95 causing big delays this dale city right now. there's one lane still blocked. danella sealock has all the details. >> good morning, that is good news. that just happened a moment ago. earlier the crash was blocking all of your northbound lanes on i-95 at 156, your exit number, dale boulevard. you can see you're able to get by. you've got to stick to the right. just the left lane is blocked. we have a car in the ditch in this area. if you're traveling on the outer loop of the beltway at telegraph road, a multivehicle crash here that was blocking the right lane. now just in the right shoulder lane. back to you. >> tom has your forecast, next.
♪ when i was born a coal miner's daughter ♪ ♪ in a cabin on a hill >> that is the coal miner's daughter herself, legendary country singer loretta lynn belting out her song in 1976. she's been singing all her life, graced the stage for 50 years but it's hard to believe she is 80 years old. jenna bush hager catches up with her and shares that tomorrow on "today." wow. >> what an amazing life. >> you hear that song, that kind of music, you want to say, ladies and gentlemen, conway twitty. >> absolutely. can't wait to see that.
meanwhile, coming up in this half hour, we're headed poolside from the country to the poolside, with some stylish looks to wear over your swimsuit if you want to cover up some trouble spots. easy ways to make it work. >> and millions of students are getting their college diplomas right now. but are they going to be able to find jobs? we've got important information on finding them. then if you can't fit your car in your garage time to clear the clutter. lou manfredini is here with some affordable ways with a squeaky roller. >> it's squeaking. a terrible roller. >> and some easy ways, affordable ways to get organized. >> what is this wd-40. is that what we need? >> yeah, that's pretty cool. cleaning up the garage floor. >> that's it. we're going to get some tips on that. first al, the weather? >> all right. >> you know i am a garage kind of girl. can't you tell? >> revving my motor. >> excuse me? >> let's show you what's going on as far as today is concerned. slight risk of concerned. slight risk of strong storms in
the southeast. also up in the upper mississippi river valley and the plains, pacific northwest looking at late-day showers. the heat continues in the southwest and then as we get ready for your memorial day friday. we've got rain through the central plains, up around the western great lakes, hit-and-miss showers and thunderstorms, interior new england, new york state and mid-atlantic states. from the southwest through the gulf coast and into the southeast. here's what's going on in your neck of the woods. good morning, tom kierein, storm center 4. here's a live view from our hd city camera. overlooking washington under a gray sky. pavement is drying out temporarily. and temperatures are near 70 right around washington, right now, storm 4 radar not showing any more rain around other than a sprinkle or two. and right now it's in the 60s to near 70 throughout most of the region. later today, around 80 degrees, a chance for an additional shower or passing downpour with thunder and lightning later today as well as tomorrow. warming up for the memorial day weekend. >> and that's your latest
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incredible look that we pulled from target. kind of like a boutique shop within target. and what she ends up wearing is a $24.99 shorts, right to the pool with her bikini top. then for what i call apres pool, just like apres-ski, the tank and the blazer which is also from the collection. a really sweet hat from banana republic. that great fedora there and also some two-tone wedges that are from two-lips shoes. >> i like the cut. it's not your traditional styled short. >> right. this just seems really dressy. i didn't even have to add any jewelry at all because the look has that dressiness too it. and she has the natural tresses to complete the look. and the shoes i love, they have mixed media, canvas and leather. >> separate or wear to the. you look amazing. thank you so much, hayley. >> next up we've got the nautical look which always goes with summer and for that, erin is rocking it.
>> when you think about tunics and cover-ups it seems like an almost go-to, of course, for the swim wear season. this is my absolute favorite. this is from nordstrom's. it has the great marine stripe. it has the red grommets. and she can just have a little bit of subtle sexiness. she wears the top to the cool and for apres pool she throws on the jennifer lopez capri pants and the sandals which are so versatile. >> i love the fact that this is classic but with an edge so you don't look like everyone else. >> and i love ashley. she can drop down the sunglasses because it does have just a little bit of street attitude poolside. >> very nice. thank you so much, erin. and next up, breezy strapless. you can't beat that. and we have anna with this look. >> this is an absolute preview that is from banana republic. this collection is going to come
out on june 7th. so mark the calendar. because everything in the collection is stunning. so when she goes to the pool she wears a strapless dress and the tote. and then to dress it up a little bit later for cocktails apres pool you add the belt and the accessories, the beautiful pendant necklace. the bracelets, some sandals and this elevates the entire look. >> endless possibilities. a jacket or a little cardigan. just keep mixing it up. >> she can even wear this to work that way. >> very, very nice. that color is beautiful. patterns also big. of course you're wearing your cover-up with a lot of pattern. >> this is also from the same collection from banana republic. and this is kind of a signature pattern that they incorporated into the collection. >> bold and bright. >> anna you look fantastic. i think this is my favorite look, maxi dresses. i live in them. they're so versatile. >> sharann is pregnant. as everybody knows being pregnant in the summer heat, the temperatu temperature rises and so does your body temperature. the maxi is very breezy. this is from liz lang, maternity
collection. it's been ten years that liz lang has been at target. that's a great celebration. >> beautiful colors. >> it's $34.99. and the hat, when you have a nice, beautiful belly to celebrate, balance it proportionally with the hat. great shoes. >> and that baby is stylin' inside. you look amazing. and quickly, accessories, sunglasses, flip-flops, all of those things. >> this is a debut for the "today" show. quilted totes that are color blocked and monogrammed. we also have the sunglasses. you buy sunglasses and they give prescription sunglasses for people. and fabulous flip-flops that celebrities love and some great beach towels. >> we're going to be looking great at the beach. thank you so much. up next helping grads find a job as we peek inside the job market. the wheat in every mini-wheat has gotta be just right. perfect golden color. rich in fiber. my dad taught me, and i taught my son out there. morning, pa.
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grads. nearly 2 million college students will be entering the rat race this spring. here with some advice to put you in front of the pack is cat cohen, college admissions counselor and the ceo and founder of ivy wise. good to see you. >> hi, al. >> any good news on the job front out there? we know unemployment is at 8.1%. any good news? >> there is good news. the outlook is actually brighter than it's been in the last four years. according to the national association of colleges and employers, employers are hiring about 10.2% more college grads from the class of 2012 than they did from the class of 2011. >> so 9 average college grad is walking away, besides a diploma, walking away with about $25,000 in student debt. what do you say to those, those folks who are facing unemployment, and these hefty bills? >> well, it will eventually pay off that college education. and i tell students, you know, if they can be patient, the more you learn, the more you earn. because those with a four-year college degree with ultimately make about $1 million more over
the course of their lifetime than those with just a high school diploma. >> so, if you haven't found a job yet, you're graduating, can you expect help from your alma mater once you graduate? >> you can. most colleges have career services. but you have to be pro-active as a student, or a grad to use those services. they can help you with everything from drafting your resume, your cover letters, interview etiquette, and they can also help you with connecting you to their alumni network. and that is so key. because you can reach out to them for jobs. >> so there's certainly some dos and don'ts. you say do research into each company. >> yes. i give advice to college grads and tell them they should approach the job application process as they would the college application process. want to research the job, the company, make sure you're a good fit for the role. you want to make sure when you're responding to job listings follow directions. everything you send to a company whether it's a resume or cover letter, make sure it's well written. no grammatical errors. tailor it to that company.
and most importantly manage your online identity. >> a lot of kids have put stuff online that employers can look at and find and might not be flattering. >> anything you post online, a potential employer can see that everything from your facebook to your twitter feed, to even your okay cupid account. and believe me we get a lot of resumes at ivywise. that's one of the first thing we look at is we do a background check. >> you also say network, network, network. >> yes. you might make great relationships when you're in college from say an internship or with professors and those people might be able to steer you in the right direction toward the job or at least act as a reference when you're applying for a job. >> we're talking about average salaries. what are we looking at? >> actually another piece of good news. the median average salary for the class of 2012 college grads has gone up to $42,569. which is up 4.5% from the median last year. >> so what fields are people doing the best in? >> well, the top industries that
are hiring are hiring in education, health care and social assistance, science and technical fields, like engineering, computer science, accounting. >> and let's say you get offered a job, it's not your dream job, take it? or wait and hold out for what you really want? >> well, although the economy is improving, the job market is still tough, so college grads shouldn't expect to get their ultimate dream job right out of college. but look for a job in a industry that you're interested in. and try to gain some skills that can be transferrable ultimately to get that goal of the dream job. >> so you don't get the job you want. you don't get offered a job per se but maybe an internship. do you say that? >> i say yes, an unpaid internship. you might have to live with mom and dad for awhile, wait tables at night but that's your opportunity to get your foot in the door in that industry that you love or that dream company. and you can prove yourself. if you work really hard that can oftentimes lead to that full-time job. >> job opens up, you're already there, and being there is always part of it. >> exactly.
this morning, do it yourself today, getting your garage organized. >> "today" contributor lou manfredini has some great ideas for putting everything in its place. >> nice to see you. >> this is the time people are getting busy, they want to get in the garage. you say you need to get everything out of the garage and get organized. >> the first thing today, the garage is like a vortex. you don't know where to put things. people with basements have the same problem, it all ends up in there. get it all out. get the place cleaned up and my first tip is to get the floor painted so really kind of brighten things up a little bit. >> right. >> most of us have concrete floors that just don't look
good, a lot of cracks. patch all those cracks. this is a kit by rust-oleum called epoxy shield. you have to clean the greece first. you mix "a" and "b." give it a little time to flake, it's called where it bonds. then you roll it onto the floor. this doesn't look like much. looks like a gray floor. but they give you these chips, and these little chips can make this actually look like a tile. this gets embedded into the wet finish. >> uh-huh. >> and then it bonds. you can drive the car right on top of this. this is also terrific solution for basement floors. >> oh. that's a good idea. >> an unfinished basement, you'd like to brighten things up a little bit. >> does it come in colors? >> there's a gray, there's a red. >> how long does that last? >> you're probably going to get a couple years and sort to see some lift under the tires but the rest of it is going to look great. >> if your floor is really in bad shape. >> this is a roll from the gorilla wrap people. this comes in different lengths and sizes. it looks like diamond plate.
you put a ledge at the front where the garage comes in like a little strip and you can roll a couple of these out. you can sweep it off. looks really nice. a little bit more expensive. a roll is about $500 but it's a great solution. >> shelving and putting things in their place. >> yeah, if you've got a dry-walled interior or even a studs interior these are tornado hooks. and these hooks are terrific, because they come with their own anchors that with the two anchors in dryall alone it will hold up to 30 pounds. if you hit the framing underneath there it will hold even more and they even have some racks. by raycore. and the shelving behind us, this is from a company called gorilla rack. they make industrial shelving for, you know, manufacturing facilities. the one you're leaning on right now called the boss, $129. holds a ton per shelf. >> literally a ton? >> 2,000 pounds. this one is 700 pounds her shelf. no bolts, no screws. they just click together. >> they just click together. but i imagine you have to have a little bit of strength --
>> no. >> i could do it? >> absolutely. al could do it. >> oh, al could do it. >> okay. pull on that -- >> okay. >> wait a minute. >> i can do it. >> heave-ho! >> this is the ray core bike rack. you put this in the ceiling. >> it's not that bad, right? as far as lifting? >> if you keep going what happens? >> it keeps going higher and higher. >> okay. >> showoff. >> it lacks in place? >> and then release and it locks in place. now we're suspending it swinging because we're suspending it here in the studio but under -- in your garage, this little clip goes with just a few screws, the pulley system, get the bikes off the floor. >> your tools. >> look at this bench from gorilla rack. pull that out a flip-down bench. brand-new, never been seen before. this will hold 1,000 pounds. in a tight space this could even work in an apartment, or in a loft space. you could use it as a computer desk. it's $129.
organization, and look at how nice this butcher block top is. >> you just line everything up? >> yeah. and if you really want to go. this is from a company called new age. this entire kit, cabinet set, $1500. and -- >> now that's storage, obviously. >> yeah but it's really nice. and if you want to have your garage really look something special, and have a place where you don't want to see stuff it goes together very easily. they all come assembled. all you have to do is put the shelves inside. >> wow. >> and it gets shipped right to your home. a high quality, they make a red and a gray. the gray is the most popular. but i really like the red. >> it's nice. >> lou manfredini. >> thank you. >> coming up. hoda and kathy leigh with jimmy fallon. >> way to go. >> right after your local news.
good morning, i'm eun yang. breaking news at 9:57, a deadly crash on 95 is causing big delays in dale city, right now, one lane is blocked, let's go to danella sealock for the latest. danella, good morning. >> it's been a mess on i-95 northbound. this is just by exit 156 dale boulevard. you're going to see the left lane still blocked here because of the overturned vehicle. in the hov lanes you have your right shoulder lane blocked. you're jacked out of quantico. to get to the beltway, it's an hour trip for you.
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murrows -- it's a party outside. they're going to come on in out of the rain. >> and we'll wish them well. we just can't stay out of trouble. >> you guys rert song "call me maybe," and we had our own sort of dance version to it with the legs stuck up in the air. let's just relink the spanx moment again for a second. ♪ >> that is wasn't easy. >> still cracks me up. >> if you have long heavy legs it is hard for them not to do that. so last night, as you guys know, jay leno decided to have a little fun with that exact same song so here is leno's version.
>> you know what's interesting? now everyone -- you see who -- i was stunned at these two people did it. take a look. ♪ >> genius! >> as if they don't have anything else to do. front page of the papers today, you guys -- some funny head leans. this one says rack and ruin. exactly what i said. so this young lady is working at a lingerie store and she claims that the owners -- the managers and stuff say that she was way too voluptuous and sexy to be working dressed as she was in
her store. >> provocatively because they are of an orthodox faith. >> so she took exception to that and they toll her apparently to put on a big red bath robe and walk around and she didn't like so in this paper, one of the papers, she took a picture of herself in a red bath robe. >> is she suing them for dismissal? her lawyer, gloria allred has filed a gender and religious discrimination complaint eeoc in new york. >> what do you make of this young lady? >> it's kind of funny. it's happening all the stuf, around the time "maxim" comes out with its most beautiful women in the world. i don't think anybody's going to question who comes in first, second, third or even tenth on that list. right? but then when other people, shall we say, stand up and make
accusations that they're so hot that they -- nobody can just bear their hotness? it's just -- there are others that have been doing it recently. we think it a trend and a disturbing one. >> the tan mom? she thinks this. let's look. >> there's somebody out there my whole life that doesn't like me because they're jealous, they're fat and they're ugly. >> well! there you have that. >> and then back in april, remember british writer samantha brick wrote this essay a that started this whole thing in "the daily mail" about how other women hate her because she is so attractive. >> "women hate me for no reason other than my lovely looks. throughout my lifetime i've had bottles of bubbles sent to my table. the donors say it is my pleasing appearance and pretty smile make their day. >> then in 2010 a citibank
worker, this woman said she was fired for being too sexy! she currently fighting her former lawyer, gloria allred -- >> that gloria is a business woman. i'm glad to see that the system is working. it's just incredible people have the moxie to say such a thing. angelina jolie, among the world's most beautiful, would you never catch her saying that. beauty is in the eye of the beholder. >> speaking of hotness. you had a fun lunch yesterday. >> yesterday frank and i went to the greenwich hyatt to a connecticut that the national multiple sclerosis society of connecticut -- the chapter put on to honor our dear friend meredith and her amazing husband, richard. who has been suffering with ms
since he was 25 years old. and the two of them were honored and the two of them spoke. so many of these luncheons and these dinners an things that you go to, they're just sort of cold. you know? you raise money for a good cause and you're gone. this was so moving on so many levels. number one, they're both great speakers. number two, to see the dynamic between the two of them and to see the love that they have for one another was just authentic but then so see how raw they both are about everything and how honest -- really just honest. there wasn't a dry eye in the house. it was just sensational. >> richard wrote a great book called "stronger in the broken places." i think a lot of people who have been through a life threatening illness or something that's been really debilitatindebilitating, figure out how to get strong in those spots. >> she is just so raunchy and funny. >> i can't tell you half the things she said. but the thing about richard -- i didn't know how funny he is, too. he's talking about all of this.
he goes my next book's called "i'm going to kill the dog," because he hates their in dog jasper. >> he hates jasper. >> hates him. wants to kill him. he won't kill him, of course. it's just that he can find no redeeming qualities in this dog. little later in the show we have jimmy fallon? >> why? why is he coming to bother us? >> it's called "thank you notes 1." >> i didn't like "thank you notes 1," why are we having him on again? he has a new cd coming out. the man -- i mean why? >> we all remember him from slow jamming with president obama. >> i don't. >> well watch it and you'll remember. >> so important to keep down costs so we keep college affordable. >> and the president knows his stuff, y'all. that's why call him the potus which means person on top -- what is it.
>> jimmy, potus stand are foz president of the united states. ♪ he's the potus with the mo mostest ♪ >> he does have one or two redeeming qualities. perhaps jimmy can tell us if he's going to buy this. he's the one that makes big bucks late night. there is going to be a million dollar parking space. if you're willing to buy a $39 million pebthounthouse, you can have the privilege of buying for -- probably going for more than a million dollars person buying the penthouse gets first crack at that. 12x23 feet. that's how much space you are getting and are you paying a million dollars for it. >> but think about it you could amortize it because it's high enough to put one of those rising once and put your sports car on top of that. >> can you imagine spending $1
million to park your car in a spot? >> there will be an auction for this thing. we're burying the lead because it is "dateline's" 20th anniversa anniversary. all right. and we have the four hot shots of "dateline" nbc in the house. they're right behind the news desk boozing it up. josh mankiewicz, chris hansen famous for "predator," dennis murphy, one of the finest writers in the building. kee kee keith morrison delivers a line. >> have you no idea when you're talking, keith, what it does to hoda. i am sorry but she's -- how can i say it? >> don't say it. >> it has something to do with her spanx. >> hoda, you're with the band. come on over here. >> come over here. >> they've got their drinks over. >> bring your drinks, come on over. >> miss bossy pants! >> while they're walking over, we'll show "snl" having some fun
with keith. >> i met martha and beautiful should have sarcastic quotes around it. martha, you're an unattractive woman. why would man kill for you? >> i told diego if he was a real man, he would get an axe. and chop up my husband. >> oh, is no! >> you guys, what's in store for the big anniversary special? >> chopping up a husband! >> oh, say some more. >> keith, say the word -- murder. >> chris, all your "predator" stuff? >> we're going to see best-of and some other confrontations we've had on other topics over the years. >> can you imagine when chris walks in the room? like when mike wallace used to do 60 minutes, you don't want him showing up at the door. >> i one time walked into a jewelry store to get a gift for
the last minute. the guy started sweating. he's like, do you have a hidden camera? i'm just like, no, man, i'm just trying to get a gift here. >> you guys, cheers. happy birthday. >> it airs tonight, what time, everybody? >> 10:00 p.m. cheers, guys. >> all the best pore 20 years of great work. coming up next, you guys, our good friend jimmy fallon is in the house. >> he used to be a good friend. we're going to find out what he's so thankful about right after this. [ wind blowing ] ♪ [ female announcer ] when is it okay to lose the cover-up? when you can. take the special k challenge... and lose an inch from your waist in two weeks. ♪ my, my, my, my a cover-up free summer begins with special k. ♪ free personalized plans at specialk.com.
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also try new crest pro-health clinical plaque control toothpaste. is anyone's hot right now, it is late night host jimmy fallon. >> how about slow jam being the news with her husband, president obama. jimmy fallon, jimmy fallon, has so many amazing experiences. you know what? he's very thankful. >> he should be! >> what is your problem? >> this is the best show on tv. besides late night. you guys are having so much fun because you're so -- first of all, are you on the hot list this year? you should both be on the hot list this year. you guys look gorgeous this morning.
>> you're sweet. >> right at twitter? people out there? am i wrong? >> groveling does not -- you do not have to -- >> what is your problem? >> you know what i love? i love those commercials with the little girl. i love her. i don't want thoer grow up. because she's going to become like the e-trade baby. pretty soon it is not going to be cute. >> i was thinking maybe you just have the older she gets now shy can talk she still says she doesn't want it. she steals the whole commercial. she does. you're supposed to say no. whatever. >> a question about president obama on your show. when you approached the whole idea and you said, hey, we want to slow jam the news. we'd like to you get in there. what was his immediate first reaction to it? >> they came to us. they came to us because i did the dodge ball segment with the first lady. >> oh, that came first. >> that came first spop then they asked us, jimmy, the president has a new initiative. he doesn't want to raise taxes on student loans. he's going to a college.
does jimmy want to come out and do a sketch? i was like do you want to talk? they go we'll call you back. they're like i think he wants do it but don't say anything. if you say something you're going to screw up the whole thing. so i go all right. the code word was bieber. like is bieber happening? is bieber happening? couldn't say -- what it really was. it's just as big. so we said, is bieber happening? so then we went and we pitched slow jam and they had a few notes. he won't be that racy. when we usually have brian williams do slow jam. at the end brian williams goes oh, yeah. so president obama, i asked him do it and he goes -- oh yeah. >> and you suggested -- >> i go, you know what, at the end if you really want -- >> he cut me off. he goes i'm not going to do it. he knew i was going to -- >> didn't he throw the mike down? >> he dropped is like eminem in the movie "8-mile." >> i go i didn't know you were
going to do that. he goes a little improvisation. >> how does it feel to be so hot? >> there's no "ch" in hot. we're having a good year. i can't even believe all the good stuff that's happening to us. we have -- we have a great crew over there, great writers, great staff. >> they treat you great when you come over there, too. >> we love when you guys come by. come by any time you want to! we love when you come by. >> let's talk about your dvd, the pants blowing off the pants one. what is that is this. >> it's a new cd and it's ridiculous. >> no, it's not. >> it is called "blow your plants off." there's a gentleman laying there having his red wine trying to enjoy the music that comes with this purchase. by chance his pants are just completely blown off his body. >> that's all your music that you've done in the show. right? >> yeah.
we have duets, bruce springsteen, paul mccartney, justin timberlake -- >> give us -- >> that is rude. hoser is not your name. it's hoda. i know for a fact . >> hoda kotb. >> what's the middle name? >> i don't have a middle name. >> hoda jane. get over here right now, missy! >> it's hoda woman. >> that's right. it is hoda woman. >> you have to write us some thank-you notes. shall we cue some music for you? >> yes. >> another lame idea. >> this book plays music. the next one i wanted t press a button and it just reads the book to you. so you don't even have to read. here you go, i'll read some thank you notes for you.
thank you, stuffing, for having the cutest name of any food ever. no offense, pickles. thank you, fingerless gloves, for providing me with all the warmth of a mitten and all the stylishness of a kenzle ian street urchin. thank you, bottle of red, bottle of white, for being lyrics to my favorite billy joel song, as well as what kathie lee and hoda had for breakfast this morning. >> we adore you. we're so happy. >> it's ridiculous that you're not on the hot list. that is stupid. i'm boycotting the magazine. >> you know what's so amazing? we love it when somebody so talented is getting so much success and is actually a
wonderful human being. we love you, doll baby. >> best show on tv. we just keep saying how much we love each other. yeah. next up, sara takes a whack at a -- >> takes a what? >> takes a whack. next, what is on your man's mind? our man panel is going to tell us. >> who cares? right after this. ♪[music plays] there's another way to help erase litter box odor. purina tidy cats. only tidy cats has new odor erasers... making it easy to keep things at home... just the way you want them. new tidy cats with odor erasers.
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it is time to regroup with our "guys tell all" panel who have gathered together to answer all those burning questions you have about your man. first up, the signature single guy, author of "the man code, the woman's guide to tracking the tough guy." >> next, the very talented and funny, chuck nice who's been married 14 years and has two children and he can be found at the philadelphia -- what? >> i love having put "i can be found" like i'm lost an i can be found. i'm performing. >> next up, comedian and actor rick younger who's married with a toddler son -- and his mom's here! last, but not least, a very single, very cute ryan sirhand from million dollar listing new york on our sister network, bravo. >> we only have a couple minutes in this segment, kids. >> i'm here with brittany from canada and she has a question about co-happen tags. >> hey, guys. i wand wondering what advice for
a couple you have that's just moving in together. >> oh, man! you know what? i would say that the first thing you need to do is establish whatever boundaries you are going to have, just like a regular roommate. doesn't make a difference that you guys are romantic. believe me. if he is a slob, you are going to hate him. >> also, it there's an expectation of this relationship moving forward into marriage, think you should probably put a timeline on how long the co-habitation will exist. >> even before it starts, like a pre-nup? >> i'm just saying. >> this is really good advice for these guys. >> you could wind up living together for a long time. >> i think bathroom rules. lay down bathroom rules mop gets sink time, who gets shower time, who gets what soap. >> and closet space. >> exactly. we have a facebook post from tiffany. what is the easiest way to tell a man that you have feelings for him if you're not sure how he feels? >> give us some time.
wait a little bit. give him some time. let him figure it out. you should be the one to tell him that. there should be like a feeling before you tell somebody you love them. >> just because have you feelings for them, it is kind of like maybe opening the door. >> does a guy want to hear that? >> i think women give us too much credit. we are a lot dumber than you think. >> i don't know if that's the truth. >> remember who you're talking to here. >> we're going to take a commercial because we have to. and we're going to have more of our guys tell all panel after your local news and weather. we're a little early for this thing...
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we're back on this booze day tuesday with our "guys tell all" panel giving you all the information you need to know about how your guy thinks. >> our resident guys are the single david good, the married chuck nice, rick singer. >> i'm here with colby from washington. >> in a relationship what's the number one thing that really irritates you? >> pet peeves. >> wow. >> gold diggers. >> me! >> talking too much. >> overthinking. >> that's a good one. here's a facebook post. i always hear that a guy will
pay for a first date but how do i offer sew doesn't think i'm assuming he'll pay and when should we start splitting the bill? >> always offer. always offer. but if he lets you pay, then get out. >> if he asks you out, then he shall be expected to pay. but if you want to make the gesture, make the gesture. if he doesn't stop you, then that means you all at least going dutch. >> i have a daughter. here's what i am telling you. you do not pay for anything. don't you come -- don't even make the move to your pocketbook! if that little street urchin can't go in his pocket for you you got the wrong man and that's the end of it. >> is he right? >> sort of. but that hurts my wallet a little bit. >> i'm speaking up for the single guys who are broke because i used to be a single broke guy. >> go on a picnic! >> that's right. let's meet for a cup of coffee. >> this is a woman who's saying that she wants to make the
offer. i'm saying if you want to make the offer, make the move. don't beat him over the head. if he wants to pay for you, let him pay. >> don't make him feel bad about his economic situation. >> the guy that lets you pay for something on the first couple dates zblsh no man should not be asking you out if he does not have any money in his pocket! that is it! >> maybe he was asking you out to go buy some groceries to go home and cook but then you all thought were you going to a restaurant. >> then he needs to buy the groceries. >> i'm just presenting you some of the scenarios -- >> all right. sara haines across the street? >> becky from ohio. >> is it okay for a married man to go to lunch with female co-workers? >> yes. >> only if it's lunch. >> does he work at a strip club? if lunch is -- >> i think if you're secure in your relationship, then he can do whatever he wants. >> would you guy want your wife having lunch with a colleague? >> only if i'm there.
>> if he's paying. go to lunch with him, baby. better yet, get a whole bunch of take-home items. you know what i like. >> bring me home a doggie bag. >> so it wouldn't bother you. >> it wouldn't bother me if it's lunch. >> would it bother jay? >> it bothers frank gifford and it has pore 26 years. it ain't going to change. >> hopefully you do have a woman that guys find attractive. but your significant other should know the parameters of your relationship and she should respect that. >> what if it's not a co-worker though? >> some dude off the street just taking my wife to lunch? >> no. someone you don't know. >> that's what the nypd is for. >> i was keeping it within the realm of someone she knows. if it's someone she knows, then it's fine for her to go to lunch with them. >> next up we've got alicia from washington. >> hi. what is something simple your wife or girlfriend can do that makes you really happy?
>> great question to end with. >> how simple is it to get nak? i think it's very, very simple. you do it every day. you put clothes on, you take them off. >> okay. honestly naked is a very -- that's the number one. >> it costs no money. >> yes time you show that you appreciate your guy, that you think he's -- no matter what he does, if you make him feel like he's the best at that -- >> it's called worship. >> say baby, you are the greatest. >> i thi >> we have rick's beautiful mom here. >> in the dark. we can't even see her. >> was he a good boy? just say yes or no. yell. >> yes. >> i grew into a good man. >> she said was he a good boy, not is he a good man. she had to think. >> challenging.
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apple. >> she just snorted! this time around she took a trip to a dark club that specializes in some serious paddle play. >> spin new york combines the underground chic with the nightclub and the feel good sport of ping-pong. with 17 tables, a deejay and fully stocked bar, spin new york has put its spin on the city's night life for the past three years. what is spin? >> it is a ping-pong social club which is an invented concept. i like to imagine maybe we'll evolve into a modern country club for urban people. it make more sense than a country club yet fun. >> jonathan teamed one three partners, including actress susan sarandon to bring table tennis to manhattan's hip nightclub. >> the dorkiness of it, which is undeniable, actually works for it. >> it is more interactive than bowling it for sure and it is just a little more exciting than billiards.
it's just better than the two like leading social drinking kind of games. >> i'm about to get a lesson from dora who used to play on the hungarian national team for many years and she is one of the top female ping-pong players in the u.s. >> her thumb has to be here and your index finger has to be here and it has to be in the middle. so this is the right way to hold the paddle. >> that's what's wrong with my game thus far. i was not holding it this way. >> you just go forward. you always have to be loose. it is not about muscle. one game lasts 11 points and you alternate serves after every two points. if it's 10-10, you have to win by two. >> i know how to hold it. i'm working my way through scoring. i'm ready. >> you're really good. >> for those of house can't keep the ball on the table, no worries. these buckets are bottomless. the club goes through nearly 10,000 balls a month and someone has to pick them up. i'm here with irwin and he's
going to teach me how to be a ball girl or boy, or busser, as they say. >> there are more over there. >> the only thing you have to do is put the net over the ball and push a little bit. >> you should have showed me that before. i'm sweating, irwin! i know why you know this. because balls are our business. spin really gets busy on friday nights hosting a dirty dozenen tournament of the best players. ryan willard, the tournament emcee, says the $500 prize keeps things colorful. >> within spin we've just been lucky enough that we found this really interesting cast of characters that kind of inhabit the dirty dozenen and people come just to see those particular players. >> i'm not good enough to
actually play so they're putting me to work as an emcee. >> he is the most notorious player that's ever played the game. he's going to stand right next to you and help you the entire time. this is sara. sara? the infamous wally green. >> nice hair. can we do a spin? in order to play in this tournament you have to get through the maze all the way up to here. my girl dora took center stage for an epic match. after dora's victory, we got our groove on, because spin keeps the party going until 4:00 in the morning. and spin isn't just a new york any phenomenon. there are also locations in milwaukee an toronto. >> wow! >> it really does look like fun and it is affordable. from is totally affordable because you don't pay like a bowler per person. you get the table and you rotate in and out, have a drink, relax -- >> for an hour at a time? >> you pay by the hour. but we went back the next week for hours. >> of course you did. next, a performance by the
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they're super delicious. these push pump molds are reasonable. they're plastic. i got them that lagunawholesa lagunawholesale.com for about $1 a piece. the more you get, the price goes down. >> you can use any fruit you want. >> you really can. i wouldn't use banana, it will brown a little bit. >> these are beautiful. >> too bad i don't have time for the whole thing. >> these are patriot ic pops. this is made with a special machine, a zoku quick pop maker. let me show you. this is the pop maker. you can also buy a kit. you can make little stars like i've done here. the kit comes with like this little star cutter. you put them on the inside of this machine. it sticks to it. then you can use this siphon tool and you do -- it's on a special angle tray.
you do a little red. let that freeze. turn it. >> seems like an awful lot of work. >> it's not! it's really beautiful and what i would -- >> you make them, we'll eat them. >> what i would recommend is that you do a couple of star pieces and then do sides. if you have kids at the party, put these aside and say these are for the adults -- >> which means guaranteed they're going to go for them. >> you have about a minute. >> so these are hawaiianshav hawaiianshavedice.com. watermelon vodka and mint snow cone margaritas. >> stop it! >> why are you grinding it? it's already made. >> so you grind it up. the cool thing about this. this is $24.95. hawaiianshavedice.com. this is watermelon vodka, some
mint on top. >> get in there. 30 second. >> that's easy. >> white russian sliders! >> get out of here. >> black russian expose sew cookies. the recipes are on my website. pictures and everything. jeanbenedict.com. >> we're so happy right now. >> i want what she's having. >> up next, a performance by the alternative rock band young the giant. but first, this is "today" on nbc. what about over here? sure. no problem. ♪
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