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good morning. good morning. breaking overnight. hurricane harvey strengthens into a category 2 storm. poised to become the most powerful to hit the u.s. in over a decade. millions along the gulf coast bracing for impact, life threatening flooding and a dangerous storm surge. mandatory evacuations in texas. the governor there already declaring a state of disaster. we are live on the ground. standoff. president trump digs in on his threat to shut down the government if he doesn't get the money he needs to build the border wall with mexico. a move that could cost taxpayers tens of millions. but will members of his own party thwart his plan? today exclusive. on the eve of the u.s.
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controversy of racism with this remark. >> see venus move in. put the gorilla effect on. >> fights back with a major lawsuit against espn over his firing. >> they killed me. they made me unemployable. what else was i supposed to do? those stories, plus what do you say when you win three quarters of a billion dollars? >> yeah! a truck driver gets a sign from above. and mayhem in the motor city. >> oh, look out! there's a fight at home plate. >> the benches clear three times during the tigers/yankees game in a base brawl sure to cost big bucks today, friday, august 25th, 2017. >> from nbc news, this is "today." with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from
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rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. thank you for joining us. a lot to get to including the base brawl. let's start with the top story. >> the gulf coast bracing for the impact of hurricane harvey at this hour and just look at these eye popping images. they were tweeted out overnight by astronauts aboard the international space station. that is a slow moving, big storm. packing winds of up to 100 miles per hour and millions are in its path. >> so we have two reports from texas and we'll get to dylan's poe forecast in a couple of minutes. let's start with gabe gonzalez in corpus christi where hurricane harvey could make landfall sometime tonight. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. we have started to see the rain pick up overnight. the winds are starting to pick up, as well. there's some mandatory evacuations for some low-lying areas and texas' govno
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30 sate. 700 members of the national guard are standing by and hurricane harvey could be the first category 3 storm to slam into the u.s. in 12 years. this morning, the warnings are urgent as south texas braces for hurricane harvey, forecasters say it could be the strongest storm to hit the state in nearly half a century. >> there's one message to everybody, heed warnings. your life is in potential danger. >> reporter: the mayor of corpus christi with blunt advice. >> get out of dodge. >> reporter:over night, ten critically ill babies moved out of the way. moving them to a children's medical center in ft. worth. already, highways clogged with cars heading inland. >> i'm not sticking around here. my first real hurricane. i'm scared. >> reporter: residents boarding
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>> water, canned goods,ryin s t >> reporter: and gassing up. >> i'm expecting it to get kind of crazy around here. >> reporter: oil companies scrambling to shut down operations in the gulf. experts say the disruption could lead to higher prices at the pump. sandbags are at a premium. fema is prepositioning for a triple threat. the lumbering storm expected to slam into the shore at a category 3 bringing with it a life threatening storm surge of up to 12 feet and then torrential rain through the weekend dumping as much as two feet in some areas causing major flooding concerns. harvey would be the first hurricane to make landfall since 2008 with ike. in louisiana, where hurricane katrina devastated new orleans 12 years ago next week, memories are raw and concern is high because 15 drainage pumps aren't working. >> we are in a more vulnerable
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space than we should be in right storm. storm surge. the national hurricane center is issued the first-ever public storm surge warning for a swath of the texas coast. of course, it's not just the coastal areas but cities that are flood prone inland like san antonio, austin, of course, houston are expecting widespread problems over the next few days. back to you. >> all right. gabe gonzalez, thank you very much. let's go up about 250 miles up the coast, galveston, texas, is bracing for impact and nbc's joe fryer is in position. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are already feeling the affects of the outer band of harvey here. heavy rains moment ago. lots of thunder and lightning. over my shoulder you might be able to make out a ferris wheel sitting on a pier in an amusement park overlooking the water. it is a quiet place today.
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not only worried about the storm surge along the coast but days expected ahead. that is certainly a fear here in galveston, a narrow island community, it is prone to flooding and it knows what a hurricane can do. this area was hit especially hard by hurricane ike in 2008. a lot of damage was caused and some people did lose their alives during that devastating storm. with both mandatory and voluntary evacuations taking place up and down the coast, some transit services were actually offering rides to get people to safer ground before the storm hits. back the you guys. >> thank you very much. dylan is in for al right now. people talk about the storm surge. tide timing is important on this. >> very important. as of right now, it looks like the storm could move in overnight at low tide and alleviate some of the most dangerous storm surge but we are going to see that next high tide
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could create coastal indsp to 1. this is a category 2 hurricane. and we are looking at that life threatening storm surge. devastating flooding because of the speed at which the storm is moving. very, very slowly on shore and we have the threat of damaging winds and possible tornadoes today as the storm continues to whip towards the shore. we are looking at the forecast of a category 3 storm around 1:00 a.m. saturday morning and watch as the storm meanders along eastern texas and it is going to produce several days of rain. wednesday at 1:00 in the morning. we have flash flood watches in effect for texas, including houston and all the way west into san antonio. we are looking at a widespread, 15 to 20 inches of rain but some areas could end up with 35 inches of rainfall. this is a very low lying area so that's why we're expecting the devastating flooding. >> so hard to believe, we could be talking about it well into ne
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the storm has no steering current to push it away so it's going to sit there. >> all right. you'll have much more on this throughout the morning. thank you. now the latest battle in washington where the spth lashing out as republican leaders trying to shore up support with the border wall with mexico. at stake, a shutdown of the u.s. government if congress doesn't front the money. nbc national correspondent peter alexander at the white house with more. good morning. >> reporter: hi, savannah, good morning. the latest clash of republicans and the president of a tough month september is likely to be, president trump going after the very people he needs to get anything big done like avoiding an unprecedented default on the national debt but the republicans say the relationships are just fine. for the president, taking more and more shots at members of his own party and still no closer to a major legislative accomplishment, his latest feud is elevating the stakes. threatening a government shut.
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the last one in 2013 under president obama costing americans more than $20 billion. mr. trump this week demanding congress fund his border wall or else. >> believe me. we have to close down our government. we're building that wall. >> reporter: the white house not backing down. >> the president's committed to making sure this happens and we'll push forward. >> reporter: despite the president's campaign claim that mexico could pay. >> who will pay for the wall? who? >> but he's not saying that mexico is going to pay for it. >> he hasn't said they're not either. >> reporter: with congress back next week, the house has just 12 legislative work days before the end of the fiscal year. the senate 17. to raise the debt limit and avoid the government defaulting on its bills. mr. trump on twitter blaming mitch m. and paul r. for the situation t situation saying it's a mess. ryan dismissing the criticism and asked of influence over the president --
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first, you control your own actions and you lead by example. >> reporter: another trump target, arizona senator jeff flake warning if the president doesn't change, he could end up facing a primary challenge in 2020. >> i think that the way -- the direction he's headed right now just kind of drilling down on the base rather than trying to expand the base, you know, i think he's inviting one. >> reporter: and adding to the discord, coming 24 hours after president trump called for unify and healing, thursday the commander in chief retweeted the images with the caption the best eclipse ever. also, a new interview with "the financial times" the president's top economic adviser says despite pressure both to resign and remane in the current post in the wake of the president's response to charlottesville, he's reluctant to quit. he is very critical of the white house's response.
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citizens standing up for never be equated of white supremacists and kkk. i believe this administration can and must do better in consistently condemning these groups. back the you. >> senior official at the white house. thank you, peter. all right. the navy identified a second victim in monday's deadly collision of the "uss john mccain" and an oil tanker near singapore. divers recovered the body of 26-year-old dustin lewis doan. earlier the remains of kenneth aaron smith was found in one of the ship's flooded compartments. more equipment and divers arrived for the search in the eight sailors missing. four u.s. military service members assigned to vice president mike pence's communications team have been removed from white house duties after being caught on video bringing women back to their hotel in panama.
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that's according to three u.s. defense officials. the service members apparently did not register the women bringing them in. officials say there's no indication at this point that the women who were brought to the hotel were prostitutes. the vice president was still in the u.s. have when occurred. we have a winner. her name is maif visvis wonsic. winning the powerball and giving jealous mitt romneys a peek at what she plan to do with the money. nbc joleen kant has the story. jo, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. it happened here at this gas station. in fact, the winner purchased three tickets at this very terminal. one of them was the lucky powerball. after taxes, the take home is $336 million. and as you might imagine, it is all still sinking in. >> yay! >> reporter: 53-year-old
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ldn't believe it. en leaving work last night and the co-worker read off the numbers to change her life. >> i go, hey, i have that. i have that. i have that. he goes, let me see that ticket. he goes, you just won. i go, you're joking. come on, please. >> reporter: she called the medical center where she worked for 32 years. >> i've called them and told them i will not be coming back. >> reporter: but her big win came with serious drama after weeks of no winner and a ballooning jackpot, early thursday morning powerballplayers nationwide woke up to the news that the winner bought their ticket at handy variety store in watertown, pa ma. >> this is a small convenience store here. >> reporter: but the massachusetts state lottery quickly issuing a correction saying the winner bought the ticket 82 miles away in chicopee, massachusetts. >> this is the human error.
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$50,000 prize for selling the winning ticket. the store owner says the company's donating it all to charity. the winner said she picked the numbers based on birthdays and lucky number, 4. >> i haven't figured out anything yet. it is quite sometime before i do. >> reporter: we also know across the country six tickets were sold for about $2 million each, 34 tickets also sold and those folks won $1 million. but if you're planning on playing more powerball, i have to tell you, it is a reset to $40 million measley. >> pashaw. >> exactly. >> thank you. now to las vegas. talking about more money. tomorrow night, the world watching one of the most anticipated boxing matches in history. floyd mayweather versus conor mcgregor. a boxing legend taking on an ultimate fighting champ with a staggering amount of money on the table for the fighters and those laying wn
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miguel amal gur is in las vegas. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. today the fight hype couldn't be much bigger. both here are a legend. you have a boxing legend and ultimate fighting legend. the only thing bigger than the hype is the money on the table. >> and the new king of boxing. >> they're ready to rumble. >> i'm never going to take defeat. >> reporter: after a barrage of insults, boxing champ floyd mayweather -- >> i eat through fighters like you [ bleep ]. >> reporter: ultimate fighting champ conor mcgregor in the boxing debut. >> this is my boxing ring! i am boxing! >> reporter: are set to let the punches fly. the most anticipated fight since perhaps tyson/holyfield. >> it is an event. it is a spectacle. i get why people are inter
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bigger than the hyp payout. $50 million in the u.s. are expected to watch on pay-per-view. millions more around the view. it is believed the fighters take home over $100 million each. the maloof brothers betting nearly $1 million on mayweather. >> people can't believe we made that bet. we just decided to do it. it is going to charity, the winnings. >> reporter: with private jets taking over the airport and celebrities sure to be ringside, the vegas strip is in overdrive. >> hello. >> hi. >> how are you? >> reporter: for mcgregor and mayweather, it is not just cash but pride on the lynn. >> this guy is totally disrespectful. so at the end of the day, i'm not going to handle business on the outside. my job is to get him inside that square circle and do damage. >> rt
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will they learn abo>> r doubt m >> reporter: this morning, the time to talk is over. the fight is about to begin. mayweather is overwhelming favorite but so many people are betting on mcgregor that casinos could lose big if he wins. no matter what, both stand to walk away with tens of millions. back the you. >> miguel, you're there up early ready for it, thank you. >> you think? >> i have no idea. >> what about you? >> i'll go mayweather. it is his game. >> me, to. >> me, too. >> we'll know sunday morning. all right. it is the weekend's main eventment some baseball players wanted to get in on the undercard. tensions flared in detroit last night. tigers pitcher plunked the catcher sanchez with a pitch. next inning, the yankees returned the favor. targeting detroit's miguel caer
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fists fly. the benches cleared. the bullpens emptied. that wasn't the end of it. two other players were hit by pitches later in the game. these two teams do not seem to get along. thankfully last night was the last time they play each other this season. you can expect to hear about some pretty good fines coming down for that action a little later on. >> that is crazy. >> scared to get up to bat. >> i know. exactly. all right, dylan. the rest of the forecast this morning? >> yes. the rest of the country looking fairly quiet. we are looking at pleasant temperatures in the northeast. hardly any humidity. temperatures in the 70s. the rain is already making the way on shore. the outer bands of harvey bringing heavy rain to the coast of texas. even southwestern louisiana seeing some of that rain and we could see some tropical downpours through florida, as well. that's the weather across the country. we'll get your local forecast in the next 30 seconds.
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good morning. 66 degrees right now. we are seeing nice conditions sky-wise. the rain overnight long gone now. today we are really comfortable and dry through the afternoon, maybe an isolated sprinkle but a mix of sun and clouds. 60 right now gaithersburg. 62 in clinton. this afternoon, 80 for a high temperature. mix of sun and clouds, feeling really nice. beach forecast, we'll see stay in the 70s main aly. across the weekend, 80. rain chance comes back on tuesday.
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forecast. >> thank you. coming up, what's next for the coaches and administrators involved in a chilling video of high school cheerleaders forced to do painful splits? and then a former espn commentator fired over a controversial remark of venus williams speaks out ahead of the u.s. open. we'll let you decide when's right and when's wrong. but first, this is "today" on nbc. wrong. but first, this istoday" on "nb
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7:26 is your time now on this friday, august 25th, 2017. good morning to you. in the new this is morning, two d.c. police officers are on add man straitive leave right now because of this scene. take a look. they were caught on a man's security camera dancing and laughing after a robbery in his home. both officers are under investigation for misconduct. the police department said we're remaining committed to giving positive interactions with all. and some major transportation news, the purple line is happening. it was held up by a court ruling but there's officially a groundbreaking ceremony in a few days from now. the project gets
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federal ready for riders as early as 2022. let's check the rest of the commute with the first 4 traffic. good morning, jack. >> good morning. we had a crash in woodbridge on 95 northbound just after the prince william parkway. moved quickly to shoulder. otherwise it's delay free. d.c. 295 southbound before pennsylvania avenue just cleared the broken down vehicle from the left lane. route 1, the dleenup continues of this an accident before north kings highway and hope to have lanes open before 10:00. plan ahead for that. back the you. >> thank you, jack. we'll take a break and check the forecast next. stay with us.
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good friday morning. very comfortable walking out the
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mix of sun and clouds. highs around 80. through the weekend and next rain chance on tuesday. >> thank you. another local news update in 25 minutes. back to the "today" show.
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we're we're back now. 7:30, august 25th, 2017. it is friday. busy one here in studio 1a. >> take a look at the headlines this morning. we'll start with hurricane harvey. >> heed warnings, your life is in potential danger. >> hurricane harvey strengthens overnight barrelling toward the texas coast. forcing thousands to evacuate. >> the concern here in texas is a double disaster. not just the winds of a major hurricane, but also, the possibility of flash flooding. president trump threatens to shut down the government if republicans in congress don't front the money for the border wall with mexico. >> the president is committed to
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the billisutunejailed for f years in a bribery scandal in south korea loading the smartphone maker reeling. one, two, three! >> a massive infrastructure project unveiled today as new york state opens the new $4 billion bridge spanning the hudson river. and baldwin is back. >> thank you. how about that eclipse, folks? >> returning to "the weekend update" taking a shot at steve bannon. >> one person when's done so much for us is steve bannon. come on up here, steve. >> "today," friday, august 25th, 2017. we want to go to denver now where the police are getting involved and videos surfacing in the incident shown on thursday, a coach caught on camera forcing young girls it appears into painful splits while they begged him to stop.
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for us again. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are outside of the denver police headquarters where authorities are investigating the aggressive coaching tactics and with fresh footage of teens in pain, the controversy now in the national spotlight. >> keep it locked! >> reporter: this morning, there's growing outrage as new cell phone video shot by one of the cheerleaders and shared with nbc affiliate kusa show teenage girls pushed to limits and beyond. >> stop moving. >> reporter: the coach williams now on leave with an assistant coach is seen forcing another cheer leelder into a painful split. 14-year-old shaylin is not in the videos. >> when i have a coach, i look up to them and when he was like, this will help you get a better split, so i thought it was a good thing. but i didn't know it was going
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>> reporter: she say the same excruciating pain that made aly beg for mercy. >> i can't! >> i felt like my hip was going to pop out of place. it hurt so bad and i for sure was crying, hysterically. >> reporter: she says the brutal exercise happened in a single cheer practice in june. the girls forced to line up and then this. >> please help me. >> reporter: the denver police department launched an investigation wednesday when they were made aware of what happened. >> we have been trying since the beginning of june to just get somebody to hear us. >> reporter: ally wakefield and parents interviewed by police on thursday. more than two months after they say they sent video and a letter to the school. school officials had no comment about claims the video sent to them in june but the dps superintendent said he only learned of the incident on wednesday. >> the administration were all on vacation for the summer and they kept saying we're on
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oversight. >> reporter: but that oversight never came according to the wakefield family and the coach known for his back flips was allowed to keep tumbling with the teens through july. in a statement, denver public school superintendent said the school is supporting the denver police in their investigation. and that dps does not allow the use of forced split or any other activity to put a stunt's physical or mental health at risk. too little too late said her mom. >> you can't change the past. i'm hoping a procedure put in place that any dangerous or unsafe situations that may occur in the future will be handled much, much better than it was. >> reporter: and guys, we did reach coach williams and referred us to his lawyer and did not respond to request for comment and learning this morning from two members of the squad that the coach knew about those shocking videos filmed by the girls but asked them to keep them under wraps. guys? >> that's just so
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talking the weather today, it is harvey. >> a category 2 hurricane right now. and the rain is already making its way on shore. from corpus christi up to galveston. we will be out and in of pockets of heavy rain from here on out. winds of 110. moving to the northwest and as it does so, it pushes the water on shore so that's where the storm surge comes into play. we could see a storm surge up to about five to seven feet from portmansfield to padre island. we are looking at the largest storm surge from padre island to sergeant, texas. six to 12 feet possible and then lesser amounts working the way up the coast of texas and louisiana where we could see a one to three-foot storm surge for very dangerous coastal flooding in addition to the up to 35 inches of ran that's possible with this storm. that's a look at the weather across the country. no
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>> good morning. well,id to low 60s right now sos cool outside. maybe a little damp from some passing showers overnight. otherwise 66 in bah wa. 61 right now leesburg. this afternoon, 80 for a high. below normal for this time of year. average high is 86 degrees. we will see a mix of sun and clouds through the afternoon. maybe an isolated sprinkle at best. hitting the golf course tomorrow, looking perfect. mid-60s in the morning and the weekend reaching around 80 degrees. >> and that's the latest forecast. coming up next, sideline tennis commentator doug adler speaked out about being fired by espn over a comment he made about venus williams. was his dismissal fair? we'll let you decide.
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we're we're back now, 7:40. next week the start of one of the biggest events in tennis. the u.s. open.
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right.g from the sidelines. doug adler and a comment he made in a match in january threatening to end his career. he says it's a big misunderstanding. you've heard the expression did the punishment fit the crime. but in this case, was there even a crime? take a listen and you decide. >> well, it's a third round clash, a lot at stake. >> doug adler made his name in the world of tennis calling matches for espn and before that as an ace on the court. but you won't find much of that after a quick google search. >> what is it like for you to google your own name and see the word racism used in the same sentence as doug adler? >> yeah. it just makes me absolutely sick. never been a racist. i have never looked at color. have never even thought of that term until this whole situation. >> that situation began earlier this year during the australian open. adler calling
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venus williams and switzerland's stephanie vergala. >> venus was just too good, too good. the second set, it became apparent to me what venus was doing. >> adler says he noticed williams employing an aggressive style of play. that led him to make this fateful comment. >> you'll see venus move in and put the gorilla effect on. charging. >> to some viewers, it was clear. they just heard an espn commentator comparing one of the world's top tennis players, an african-american, to a gorilla. >> spell it in that sentence g guerrilla. >> like guerrilla warfare? >> yes. >> not gorilla? >> nothing to do with an animal. everything to do with tactics, strateg
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>> two words th sound similar. but have very different meanings. anger quickly mounted on social media. but adler says he didn't hear about the controversy until the next day. when his boss told him he'd been branded a racist. >> i said, you've got to be kidding me. and he said, it's unbelievable. he says, he said, we all know what you meant tie guerrilla effect. is that a common phrase in tennis? >> used for decades. >> perhaps most famously in this iconic nike ad from 1995 starring agassi and sampras. the ad's name? guerrilla tennis. two white tennis players. did it ever occur to you that that term would not be appropriate when referring to or describing an african-american or black tennis player? >> no, no.
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williams said this. >> i don't pay attention to situations noteworthy. >> you took it to mean it is no big deal. you'd done nothing wrong? >> that's the way i read into it. it was nothing. >> espn asked him to apologize on air. the network issued a statement saying doug adler should have been more careful in his word selection. he apologized and we have removed him from his remaining assignments. adler says the very next day he was fired. i think if people listened to the simple facts here they're going to shake their head, doug, and say, there had to be another reason. were you a pain in the ass to work with? were you not well liked? >> i don't think so. why did they hire me nine, ten straight years? >> suing the company. >> would not have happened to john mcenroe. they would have put the time, the energ
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into defending those people because they did nothing wrong. >> adler became consumed with social media spending hours responding to every single one of the critics. >> 20 hours a day, no food, no sleep, obsessed and passionate to get my name and reputation back. >> what toll did that take on you, that process? >> i had a heart attack. >> now, adler has found a powerful an i lie in david dinkens, the tennis fan and former new york city mayor. does it make a difference when the term is applied or something similar -- >> to black? >> yeah. an african-american player. >> no, no. it doesn't. it should not have been taken that way by anybody. >> espn is part of a very big company. all right? disney. and they have a responsibility to their shareholders. if they feel you said something either on
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that cast them in a bad light, say, thanks but no thanks, we'll end this right here? >> if they're doing the right thing. if they have good cause to do it. they have the right. but they didn't have good cause. and i didn't do anything wrong. >> why did you file the lawsuit? >> they killed me. they made me unemployable. they ended my career. they killed my reputation. my good name. what else was i supposed to do? >> do you see a day where you'll be able to -- i note this anger in you. do you see a time you'll live without the anger? >> i hope so. i'm trying to live without it now. i agree there's a great degree of anger there and i'm not happy about the anger and until i think that i'm proven fairly that i didn't do anything wrong, i think it's going to sitit
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not 100% sure which word adler intended to use. they deny all the allegations in the lawsuit. telling us, quote, adler made an inappropriate reference to venus williams for which he felt so apology was necessary. we disagree and stand 100% behind our decision to remove him from the 2017 australian open. a represent for williams declined to issue a comment. >> those are the facts. it's a fascinating story. we want to hear what our viewers think having heard it now. shanell is over in the orange room for carson trying to get input. >> we are asking our viewers to weigh in. what do you think of espn's decision to fire doug adler? fair or unfair? head to today's twitter page to respond. we will have your results later on in the show. guys? >> thank you very much. coming up, should your diet be dictated by your dna? inside the growing tend of personalized nutrition. that's right after these message
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7:56 is your time now on this friday. august 25th, 2017. good morning to you. want to get right to jack taylor nor a look at the commute. good morning, jack. >> good morning. we had some issues in alexandria before north king's highway down to fair view. a crash and damage pretty big at this point. unfortunately, only a left lane is getting by. they're hoping to have two right lanes open by 10:00 this morning. topside, heavy and slow from 95 to georgia avenue. an earlier crash and everything moved to the shoulder and delays hopefully begin to ease sometime. back to you. >> thank you. we'll take a quick break now and check your forecast next. stay with us.
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good morning. temperatures in the 60s this morning but as we go through the afternoon, mix of sun and clouds. 80 far high across the weekend. nice and dry. highs around 80 and morning lows like fall. next chance of rain tuesday and watching the labor day forecast. >> another local news update in 25 minutes. but for now, back to the "today" show.
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it's it's 8:00 on "today," bracing for impact. hurricane harvey strengthens into a category 2 storm overnight barrelling straight for the gulf coast. millions of people in its path as officials declare a state of disaster. as they say, get out of dodge. >> we're live with the very latest. plus, prime market. amazon shakes up the grocery wars by announcing lower prices at its newly acquired whole foods. so is this good for consumers and do competitors even stand a chance against the online giant? >> amazon's appetite for growth, for domination is basically unquenchable. ♪ and
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the baseball hat for rehearsal. cowboy hat for the real deal. >> everyone speaking with one voice. they want jason aldean. they'll get it in a few minutes. >> a lot to get to this on this friday morning. the news, all about hurricane harvey, intensified overnight and today taking aim at the gulf coast. the potentially life threatening storm expected to plow into texas as soon as tonight. gabe gonzalez is in corpus christi. gabe, what's happening there? >> reporter: matt, good morning. we are already starting to see some rain and get pounded by heavy winds. this starts to come up here. the texas governor declared states of disaster in 30 counties and some 700 members of the texas national guard are standing by. overnight here in corpus christi, at least ten critically ill babies had to be evacuated to ft. worth. there's been a run on gas and stores and supplies. people rushing to get inland. but this is expected to be a major flooding event. not just for the coast but
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austin and houston. the nation's fourth largest city expecting widespread flooding. there's concerns in new orleans, as well. 15 of that city's drainage pumps aren't working. national weather service just releasing a statement, a strongly worded statement saying that some areas might be inundated for an extended period. matt? >> all right. gabe, thank you very much. the president is once again openly attacking republican leaders in congress. the president is demanding they fulfill his agenda including funding for the border wall that he has promised mexico will pay for but lawmakers returning to washington mex week say raising the nation's debt ceiling is their top priority. that isn't sitting well with the president. he is threatening a government shutdown over wall funding. of course, despite that claim that mexico will pay. the president on twitter is blaming mitch m. and paul r. for the situation saying it's a mess. amazon has already changed retail the way we know
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foods is expected to shake up the grocery industry with price cuts and fresh food makeovers. nbc's tom costello is at a whole foods store in maryland. tom, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. as you know, whole foods is bought up by amazon and that means on day one on monday they say prices are going to start dropping on prices up and down the aisle in whole foods. and guess what. that may just be the beginning of changes to come in the near future. taking its virtual shopping cart into the supermarket aisle, amazon is helping whole foods shed its whole paycheck reputation. out of the box retailer announced on monday to begin delivering discounts of whole foods on everything from organic avocados and eggs to baby kale and almond butter. >> i'm thrilled because the prices are outrageous. >> reporter: amazo
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half of american households already have, will replace whole foods current customer rewards program promising prime's more than 50 million subscribers special savings at whole foods. amazon in a statement saying we are determined to make healthy and organic food affordable for everyone. whole foods ceo adding by working together with amazon, and integrating in several key areas we can reach more people. >> we shop once a week so this is a tremendous difference. >> reporter: but not everyone's happy. the stocks of grocery giants kroger, walmart and costco fell thursday on news of the sale going through. just the latest move for amazon already taking a bite out of popular home meal kit businesses like pea pod. >> the amazon/whole foods combination indicates that the world of retail is changing. amazon's appetite for growth, for domion
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food stores, amazon plans to add lockers to pick up packages. soon you could order your favorite products like this. >> what are your deals? >> reporter: what amazon insists quality won't fall with the new lower prices saying the high-end grocery chain won't promise the long-held commitment to the highest standards. so amazon also saying it has no plans to replace the cashiers of whole foods with kiosks but plans to grow profits dropping prices and attracting more and new customers into stores. matt, back to you. >> tom, interesting to see how it plays out. thank you very much. we know the morning commute can be tough enough. now there's a less sign to guide the way after this frightening crash in houston. the driver of a dump truck didn't realize the massive bucket was raised and smashed into the overhead sign. this happened
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wiped out the sign. seven hours to clean up that mess. and we have no word this morning on the condition of the driver. >> isn't it in some ways to hit that sign than the overpass? just ahead of it. >> yeah, absolutely. could have been worse. much more this morning, including new way in weight loss all about the diet and your dna. plus, a good trick to avoid those dreaded end of vacation blues. and taylor swift takes a swipe at the critics in typical t-swift fashion. speaking of songs, the man with 19 number one hits, country superstar jason aldean is taking over the plaza after these messages. t your phone to work. let me guess, you can't livestream your lobster roll. and my mobile pay isn't connecting and i just got an unlimited plan. right plan, wrong network. you see verizon has america's largest most reliable 4g lte network and now unlimited plans start at $40 per line, you know what i am saying? (laughs.) oh this is your seat. definitely. yep. just tucking it in.
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double means double. ♪ all right. we're back, now. 8:11, with what might all right. we are back with what might be a new frontier in the battle of the bulge. the connection of diet and genes but not the ones you wear. >> as researchers discover more about the human genome, they're learning about dna and biological markers to help you determine the best foods for your body. here again, nbc's joleen kent. >> reporter: you can personalize anything. clothes, a ride wherever and whenever you want it and now the food we eat based on dna. >> our cutting edge science unlocks information in the genes. >> reporter: companies like canadian bio tech start-up offer dna kits the test how your body responds to different foods and
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nutrients and called nutrigenomics. consumers are shelling out for tests hoping to unlock the secrets of the genetic code. oakland, california, start-up habit started last year. neil founded the company after struggling with weight gain. >> eggs are bad and good. fats are bd an good. all of those things are true. it is about what ch one is true for you. >> reporter: for $300, habit sends a test kit with blood test and a metabolic challenge shake with 950 calories. the blood samples taken before and after drinking that shake -- >> it is time to take the second blood test. >> reporter: -- responds how your body responds. >> you layer in the blood work, fasting blood work and layer in the metabolism and then you have a really clear picture of what is going on inside of yourself. >> reporter: om
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offered a coaching session with a registered dietician to recommend a diet and best foods for your diet. >> this is cool. eat food as unique as you are. >> reporter: for customers, habit sells meals cooked in the kitchen and delivered to your door for $10 to $15 each. michelle tried it an said she lost 7 pounds. >> tried high protein, didn't see a budge. i did habit and lost about seven pounds. >> when you think about moving from a one size fits all approach to something that's highly personalized, it changes the way you shop, change it is way you eat. and quite frankly, changes the way you think about your own health and well being. >> reporter: does it work for everyone? academy of nutrition and dietetics said more study is needed and too early to give dietary advice. >> i don't think it answers every single question you may have about your health. will it put you in the right direction towards knowing what foods you need to re
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of? ant' the best source of protein or fats related to weight loss? absolutely. >> reporter: and if in doubt about your nutrition, talk with your doctor. for michelle, taking a closer look inside herself did the trick. >> i feel better. i noticed that i have more energy. >> reporter: in our on-demand world that's not just made to order but what you're made of. nbc news. >> habit launched the test kits nationwide with a plan to broaden the meal service plan in the future and remember experts say you should check with your doctor before trying a new trend like this. here with more on this, nbc news medical contributor dr. gnatty azare. it's genes and your diet. what do you think of these tests? >> basically, so the philosophy is individual genetic variations will impact the way you metabolize food, absorb nutrients. also as we were saying before, it could detect allergies and
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and impact some nutrition related chronic diseases. that's the philosophy of it. >> do we know if it works? let's say i find out my body doesn't like protein or something. if i change my diet, i will have weight loss? >> here's the bigger picture is idea of genomics in general and used a variety of fields. oncology, biologic therapy and the concept is it's innovative and exciting and we know it's a probably blockbuster for the future. however, the field is still a bit in its infancy as the academy of nutrition and dietetics claimed, more study is needed before we can say that this absolutely works. >> as that study continues and they continue to look into this, who might be a good candidate for something like this? >> interestingly enough, i think most of us watching this piece would say, i would like to know. am i
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or how i respond to caffeine, for example. that's what the battery of test cans give you. in a sense, if we know that you need omega-3s to prevent heart disease, this's a practical application of it. but again, i think it's premature to say, you know, these tests need to be validated. further study needs to be done. you know, there's skepticism, of course, in the scientific community about it. but again, applaud the innovation and encourage the studies to be done. >> fascinating. >> natalie, thank you. >> around the clock diet dilemmas and head to today.com right now to take our quiz. dr. oz will help you find the right meal plan for your personality type. let's get a check of the weather from dylan. >> thank you, matt. we, of course, still keeping an eye on harvey. as of the latest t
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winds maintaining at 110 miles per hour. closer to corpus christi now. sitting offshore 140 miles. life threatening storm surge. flooding. tornadoes as early as today possible with this storm as the outer bands of rain make the way on shore. it is expected to strengthen to a category 3 and maintain that strength before it makes landfall. sometime overnight friday into early saturday morning with winds up to 120 miles per hour. after that point, it will weaken and look at how it doesn't go anywherement it stays across eastern texas, up into houston and a reason we're expecting some dangerous flooding because this storm is going to last for several days. we could see widespread 15 to 20 inches including areas of houston, corpus christi, victoria, texasment some areas with 35 inches of rain and that's what could lead to devastating flooding. that's a look at the weather across the country. now out your window. >> this morning, we are dry. temperatures in the mid to upper 60s right
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63 in leesburg. clinton. feeling like fall this morning and that will be the case for the next several mornings. your planner for today, by lunchtime, upper 60s. mix of sun and clouds this afternoon and pleasant with highs around 80. same thing across the weekend. next week, we will have the next rain chance on tuesday and then labor day weekend, could be the remnants of harvey. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> thank you. we want to check in on a story of earlier about that fired tennis commentator. >> take a look at the results. we asked viewers, what do you think of espn's decision to fire doug adler. 70% say unfair. and 30% say fair. >> interesting. if you didn't see the story, it is worth checking it out. we'll put it online and get a conversation going. >> and then add your opinion to that same poll. all right. thank you very much.
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trending today. we have reached the point of summer starting to count down and people on vacation this week and next week. are you one of those people getting the last day of your vacation, whether you're away or staying, you mess it up already starting to gear up for work again? >> yes. >> travel home. >> i'm like, oh, only four days. >> i know! it is true. >> article in "wall street journal" caught our own. own the last day of vacation. errands or waiting for that trip to the airport, it is easy to get distracted from enjoying that last day. and that's such a waste. so, experts say a great final day can impact how you remember a trip years later and they have advice how to beat the end of vacation blues. >> all right. >> pack early. as a matter of fact, they say, it is not a bad idea to pack as you go along the vacation. so take something out, use it. >>
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we're everywhere. >> how about this one? ask the locals where you are how they would spend a last day in their town if they had one. >> oh, i like that. >> nice idea. >> okay? find some alone time if you're traveling with children. even if it's just a stroll in that location. >> check and check. that's a good one. >> something else they say -- a lot of us get on vacation an we front load the vacation, plan the big events for the first couple of days of vacation. they say, no. save a favorite event or something you're looking forward to for the last day. >> that's a good idea. you know? and then -- yeah. it is true. you try to put everything in the beginning. the end, who cares? >> these are good. >> finally, they say, catch the final sunset. if possible with a glass of wine or a nice beverage in your hand. >> i think those are good tips. it is true. for sunday night, too. anyone else get the sunday anxiety? about heading back to work. >> already thinking about it. >> good advice. >> today wll
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the singer dropped new highly anticipated single thursday titled "look what you made me do" with this lyric video. an edgy first look at the sixth album of "reputation." check it out. ♪ smoir but the old taylor can't come to the phone right now ♪ ♪ why oh cause she's dead ♪ ♪ oh look what you made me do ♪ look what you made me do ♪ look what you just made me do ♪ ♪ look what you made me do >> a lot of fans quick to point out it sounds like "i'm too sexy" members of right said fred are given a writing credit on the itunes. >> no. >> yes. when you hear the entire song, you will hear it. just this morning -- >> i'm too sexy. >> we all jumped in. >> thanks, guys. >> just this morning, taylor posted a teaser for the music video set to premier this
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"reputat november 10th. now lady gaga, announced the latest project, "ga-ga 5'2"." who knew? will premier at the toronto film festival before netflix. she shared a few teasers on social media. it is a look at her life from performances to emotional and personal struggles. here's a sneak peek. >> the thing with like me and madonna, for example, is that i admired her always. and i still admire her. no matter what she might think of me. the only thing that really bothers me about her is that -- >> you like how we did that? >> that's not fair. did we do that? >> we did not do that. the video just cuts off leaving you in suspense. you can catch gaga 5'2" netflix september 22nd. shania twain, who could forget the hit "but don't impress me much"?
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you're special ♪ ♪ oh oh you think you're something new ♪ ♪ okay so you're brad pitt ♪ that don't impress me much >> country superstar revealed for the first time ever why she mentions brad pitt. shania said she and a friend were talking about the lawsuit of "playgirl" for naked photos. she told bill board, this was all the rage. i don't know what the fuss is about. this don't impress me much. we see people naked every day. that's what i thought. i wasn't picking on brad pitt. there you have it. that's the pop star. >> mystery solved. thank you. public service right there. >> your daily click. you're going to love little elsa. may look like she's out for a stroll on the boardwalk here. it turns out the toddler, she is on the prowl. take a look. there we go. >> she likes him.
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>> elsa! >> elsa. >> the 15-month-old was as you see stopped in her tracks when she saw the shirtless man walking by. elsa was distracted by the hunk for a full ten seconds before her parents brought her back to reality. >> i love her dad is like, elsa. come on! eyes up here, elsa. >> mom said elsa, no, no. dad said elsa, she is like, okay, fine. >> cute, really cute. coming up, a whole half hour of country music courtesy of one of the biggest stars around. jason aldean. we'll join him after your local news and weather.
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8:26 the time now on this friday, august 25th, 2016. good morning to you. we want to check on the roads right now with jack taylor in the first 4 traffic. good morning, jack. >> good morning. we had a travel spot late. trying to move into the district 395 northbound just before the 14th street bridge. d-dot is there. you can still access the ramp to go north. northbound on the george washington parkway, two spots. one reported crash and northbound near bell haven road we had a reported crash. back to you. >> thank you. we'll take a quick break now and check your forecast next.
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good morning. a very fall-like start to your friday. we will have many mornings like this across the weekend and next week. high today 80 degrees. mix of sun and clouds out there. isolated sprinkle this ano
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$1000 you spend at havertys. life looks good. ♪ ♪ 8:30 now. friday morning. 25'd of august, 2017. we are kicking off the weekend right now because we'll get a live concert from country superstar jason aldean. we can't wait. >> we have had a crowd that's been kind of getting bigger and bigger all morning long and always happy to see them. we're always happy to see them in our plaza. but today, by the way, jason, you have brought some of the best weather for a concert we have had all yearlong. >> well, hey.
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seems erywhere this year is the hottest weather they had all year and nice to have good weather. >> you earned a beautiful morning. >> can we do something special for somebody in the crowd? mike and molly? where are you guys? there they are. hi, guys. >> hi. >> i hear that you guys flew all the way from seattle, took the day off because the man on stage is your favorite. is that true? >> yes. >> you have it on your bucket list to see him? >> i do, yes. >> okay. everybody knows you called out sick or -- oh no. i tell you what. i owe you. come on out here. yes. >> get out of the way. >> i'll give you a sharpie, my friend. come on up. >> hi. >> hey. >> aw. >> how are you? >> do you mind checking the box? >> yeah, absolutely. >> what else you got on this box? >> come on, mike. >> we made the list
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mch all of them, right? >> watch jason. meet jason. i love it. >> why don't you do the -- >> yes. hi. welcome. >> oh my gosh. >> very cool. hey, thank you for not going to work. >> thank you, guys. we hope you have fun. >> thank you. >> the concert just about to get started in a moment. first, dylan, a check of the weather. >> yes. it is the best weather we have had in the northeast for a long time. so let's take a look at the weather going on down through texas where we do have your hurricane watches and warnings, meaning that hurricane conditions are imminent within the next 12 hours or so. and look at this wind forecast here. you see that area in red? that's where we could see hurricane force winds n. yellow, tropical storm force winds. extending through the middle coast of texas there with the tropical storm force winds and the biggest concern will be for
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potential for about 15 to up to 35 inches of rain. coastal flooding and inland flooding all likely with this storm. that's a look at the weather across the country. now a peek out your windy. >> good friday morning. the 60s across the area. 68 degrees right now in the district. we are seeing a lot of sunshine out there but it's still fall-like feeling. clouds around this afternoon. mix of clouds and sun. 65 in clinton. and we're going to be waking up to the 60s for many mornings to come here into the next week. your weekend looks good, though. sunny right around 80 degrees. labor day weekend, watching that for the possible remnants of harvey to be here. ♪ >> the city concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> all right. jason aldean is getting ready to take the stage. he is on the stage. just about time. this is one of those weird moments where we talk about you like you're not here. let's take a look at how we got here and how he filled this
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breaking into the country scene in 2005, georgia native jason aldean has been riding the big green tractor to the top of the charts ever since. ♪ selling more than 15 million albums. including 19 number one singles. and receiving the coveted acm entertainer of the year award for two years. ♪ jason aldean's album my kind of party solidified the country star status with hits like dirt road anthem. followed by his critically acclaimed record "night train." jason shows no signs of slowing down with the latest album they don't know. debuting at number within on the bill board top 200. ♪
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kicking off a nationwide summer tour, jason aldean is here to take over our plaza this morning. all right. we are not going to make you wait any longer. here he is with his hit "lights come on," ladies and gentlemen, jason aldean. ♪ ♪ ♪ when lightsme
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singing ♪ ♪ every word of every song ♪ take it home tonight ♪ when lights come on ♪ ♪ everybody's feeling hallelujah ♪ to the ceiling ♪ ♪ drinking and the party and going on all night long ♪ ♪ the light comes on ♪ when the lights come on ♪ you're a little sad thing ♪ on a night like this ♪ just got to live it up come on raise your cup ♪ ♪ talking about memories to make 'em ♪ ♪ talking about rules you know we're going to break 'em ♪ ♪ well lights come on everybody's screaming ♪ ♪ everybody's singing every word of every song and girl take her home
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♪ well lights come on everybody's feeling hallelujah ♪ ♪ floor to ceiling yeah, a drink and drinking and smoking the party going all night long ♪ ♪ the lights come on ♪ when the lights come on ♪ ♪ yeah we're all the same because we're thinking the same thing ♪ ♪ on the same page because we're sipping drink ♪ ♪ here's a little something to thank you all for showing up ♪ ♪ me and the boys are here to rip it up ♪ ♪ when the lights come on everybody's screaming ♪ ♪ ladders in the sky everybody's singing ♪ ♪ every word of every song girl take it home tonight ♪ ♪ well lights come on
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ceiling ♪ ♪ drinking and drinking and smoking and smoking and the party we're throwing is going all night long ♪ note the lights come on ♪ ♪ when the lights come on ♪ yeah, boys rolling ♪ going on all night long ♪ when the lights come on >> we got more m >> we've got more music ahead from jason aldean in a moment. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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all right. his 2016 2016 release "they don't know" and a handful of number one hits and still riding high. >> got
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high. a good morning. welcome back to "today." >> thank you. thank you guys for having me. >> you were here october 2015. since then, you have gotten two entertainer of the year awards, three new number one hits. what do you do for an encore? >> i don't know. i try not to think about it too much. if i think about it i'll screw it up. i'm riding the wave and enjoying it. >> do you hit the pause button while all this is going on around you just to kind of stop and enjoy it? >> you know, i think that's something i've tried to do later. you know? like these days. i think a little earlier in my career i probably didn't do that when i should have. that's something i've tried to make it a point to do more lately, for sure. >> you are going on the road, right? >> we stay on the road, man. >> yeah? >> yeah. >> what is life on the road like for team aldean? >> i think at this point we got it dow
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this is what we do and it is a little hectic, crazy. a lot of traveling. but it's fun. you know? i get to go out every night and play music with some of my best friends and a good time. >> i'll -- once you hit the stage, it is like a party. i'm looking at these guys an these women, they're all in -- >> all of them. >> they know the lyrics, every word. >> it is hard to get people jacked up this early in the morning but they're there. >> you're surrounded by ladies all the time. wife and two daughters. a son on the way. >> and my dog. >> we have a little boy on the way. we hear. before the end of the year. >> congratulations. >> so it's actually the first boy on either side of the family. in quite a while. my sister has three girls. i have two. my wife's sister has two girls and all girls. no boys. >> he's going to be spoiled. we are excited. >> get to teach a
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that's cool, man. >> i will have a pitcher's mound. especially a lefty. if he's a lefty, a pitcher's mound in the backyard when he's probably 2. >> jason, what will you sing for us now? >> we are going to do the title track for the new album and current single "they don't know." >> take it away. ♪ ♪ two lanes passing by slow downtown ♪ ♪ you ain't got nothing around a few street signs that all say 25 ♪ ♪ those folks ain't lived in our life ♪ ♪ th
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tears it took to live their dreams ♪ ♪ everything's on the line ♪ the field is to the park and the highway grew up on ♪ ♪ a middle of nowhere place where you take it slow oh but they don't know ♪ ♪ ♪ i want all you see is tractors and tall green grass ♪ ♪ you don't see the years spent working rusty nails ♪ ♪ pray for rain they don't do a thing about what it takes ♪ ♪ living this way ♪ they ain't seen the blood sweat and tears it took to live their dreams ♪ ♪ everything's on the line ♪ the field
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where they take it slow ♪ ♪ oh but they don't know ♪ they don't know ♪ note two lane passing by slow downtown ♪ ♪ same woods when you ain't got nothing around ♪ ♪ they ain't seen the blood sweat and tears it took to live their dreams ♪ ♪ everything's on the line it's the fields and the farm the ground we grew up on ♪ ♪ middle of nowhere place where they take it slow ♪ ♪ they don't know
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♪ no they don't know ♪ >> one more song coming up from jason aldean. but first on a friday morning, this is "today" on nbc.
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duke's is smooth and creamy. it has a lemony edge. it's not sweet. it tastes like real ingredients because it's made with real ingredients. i don't think there's another mayonnaise that compares to duke's. jason aldea jason aldean isn't done here yet. here with his huge hit "dirt road anthem," jason, take it away. ♪ ♪
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♪ chilling on a dirt road lay back swirling back in georgia ♪ ♪ blowing smoke out the window sitting in a console ♪ ♪ every little bit of a little life got me reminiscing on the good times ♪ ♪ chilling on the real life drive ♪ ♪ i didn't ♪ ♪
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♪ on a dirt road lay back swirling in a george zone ♪ ♪ blowing smoke out the window ice cold beer sitting in the console ♪ ♪ got me reminiscing on the good times ♪ ♪ turning on the real life drive that's right ♪ ♪ i'm reminiscing on the good times ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ blowie out the window ice cold beer sitting in the console ♪ ♪ memory lane a little bit ♪ got me reminiscing on the good times ♪ ♪ turn on the real life drive that's right ♪ ♪ yeah that's right ♪ ♪ we were chilling on the dirt road ♪ ♪ laid back swirling back on george zone ♪ ♪ blowing smoke out the window ♪ ice cold beer sitting in the console ♪ ♪ memory lan
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♪ got me reminiscing on the good times ♪ ♪ while turning on the real life drive ♪ ♪ that's right put your hands in the air one time. ♪ ♪ >> hear more from >> hear more from jason aldean and all the summer concert art itselves at applemusic.com/today. >> we have more jason in the next hour. back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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but the living room's pretty blank. it's really nice when clients come in and have done some of their own research. working with a bassett designer was really easy. just kind of ties in very well. we love it!
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♪ a lot of fun with jason aldean on the plaza this morning and still to come later on "today" in our summer concert series, speaking of summer, we have been having fun, viewers sharing favorite photos of the season for a chance to join us at another one of our concerts. we have five new pictures for you to vote on this week. let's take a look. rhonda raptured this sweet moment on top of hay in montana. emily shared this picturesque sunset on a minnesota lake. >> sarah says this is what happens when her dadiv
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beth's daughter on one m janine beautiful beach sun rise. >> every week i say it, how will we choose? cast your vote and won't choose, you will. go to today summer moment on today.com and monday the finalists from this week. >> i always wonder who takes the picture. there's somebody else. >> usually mom. >> okay. >> right? >> happy engagement. talk about saturday? >> let's do that. >> saturday, dylan, a close eye on hurricane harvey. >> absolutely. we are going to watch it expected to make landfall tonight into tomorrow morning. >> and live with correspondents in the hurricane zone and dylan with the full forecast tomorrow on "today." >> then sunday willie's going on a culinary tour around new york. tough work he's got there, right? with anthony bourdain. that's worth the watch and entertaining. >> cool guy. >> a lot more ahead on "today." what do you have coming up next
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hour? >> more jason aldean. >> perform anotherre and ellie is a guest host. >> i was into the power guitars. remind you of '70s. >> not like you. you're much more into the acoustic guitar. >> i know. i liked it. jason aldean, love it. >> we're back after your local news and weather. 8:56 is your time now on this friday. august 25th, 2017. good morning to you. i ha i'm eun yang. hey, jack. >> hey, eun. we had a problem before the 14th street bridge. that crash cleared. the delays still with us north of washington boulevard but should very quickly begin to
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our beltway really not too bad thegh oop always delayed from 95 towards georgia avenue and inner loop cleared and easing out of springfield. back to you. >> thank you. we'll take a quick break and check your forecast when we come back.
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good friday morning. really comfortable outside. 70 in the district. 61 in winchester. if you're heading to the beach this week, we'll stay in the 70s. breezy on sunday. but inland will be around 80 and dry. next rain chance tuesday. >> thank you. get the latest news and weather any time in the nbc washington app. we'll see you in 25 minutes.
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this morning on "today's this morning, a feel good friday with then breaken ellie kemper as a co-host and jason aldean and magicians penn and teller try to fool us with an amazing trick coming up now. >> from nbc news, this is "today's take" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning! welcome to "today" on this friday morning, august 25th, 2017. you're listening to "take me home." also a pal unbreaken star ellie kemper. >> yay! >> thank you. thank you for having me. >> how are you? >> good.
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>> been a few stories. >> it's a whole -- we were talking about the playground and how it is just -- people steal babysitters. see how he rushed up here? >> yes. >> it's because during the concert, people love jason aldean and his fans are huge. and it is not just girl fans. male fans who know every single word to every song. >> i was watching everyone sing along. impressed. >> fantastic. >> we spotted one guy, derrick. we were both watching him. even the last song he sang "dirt road" he knew every single word. i thought i saw him wipe away a wipe at the end of the concert. we're like, we have to go say something. >> yeah. >> we're going to bring him in and -- >> first we come in and do a segment about when's coming up and i'm thinking, i hope he doesn't leave. >> he comes in and we bring him in. we don't know anything about him. hopefully this is safe. an autograph or
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>> right. >> got to do something. he goes to like every single concert. >> oh my gosh! >> he said i have guitar picks and autographs. we felt like we -- >> conscience is clear. >> do you have affirmation it was a tear. >> he thought he was in trouble. we had security go get him. he was kind of shaking but we were just like, um, um -- and then brought him in. we were like, hi. i'm shanell that's dylan. you seem like a fn. >> so nice of you guys. >> i wouldn't have been able to sleep if we missed that opportunity to find out. >> right, right. >> we feel god. >> we were running up here. >> not even out of breath. >> happy friday. >> happy friday. he has great fans. very devoted. crying, weeping. >> weeping. >> i know. >> we think. >> did you weep when you found out you had an emmy nomination? >> yeah! >> what was that moment like? >> transition. >>
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to stream it. i was texting with the manager. i don't know the stream machine was broken. the waves weren't working. our show nominated. titus and nice to be recognized in that way. >> very cool. >> yeah. september 17th, i believe. >> yeah. >> still have sometime. >> what do you think it is about the show? even playing little clips we are laughing. what is it about -- >> the writing, guys. writing is so pristine. interviews people ask, do you improvise? absolutely not. the writing is so good. i'm not being modest. we are just saying it. >> it is good. we have a clip with you and scene with you and your pal jon hamm. >> oh yeah. make it quick. i'm on a hearse. >> are they in the mail yet? >> i'm sorry. who is this? >> what? are you serious? richard. >> richard stemple from high school? >> no. i kidnapped you. ca
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remember this. >> right. richard. i haven't had a chance to sign that thing because nobody in new york uses pens anymore. everyone vaps each other now. >> you weren't able to find time in the day to buy a pen at one of new jersey's many fine penneries? >> yeah. i'm too busy -- hitting a floating tam bo arena while my other hand gets a manicure. >> that was good. >> it is what we're all thinking. >> yeah exactly. >> that was good. i'll just say jon hamm is so good. >> anything that man cannot do? i want to say so selfish that day. i left work because i -- basically when you're an actor and a telephone call, it is polite to do the off camera lines. >> oh -- >> of course you should stay and do the off camera lines. jon hamm was like you need to go home to the baby. what a class act that man is. >> so nice.
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that's something the rest of us -- >> i wondered how that went. >> yeah, yeah. >> i sometimes i wonder if the other end of the phone feeding the loins in. >> right. sometimes that will happen. >> i think assistant director sometimes read the lines and then others say i need stay and it. feel the energy, exactly. feel the weeping. whatever it is. >> congratulations. >> you're nice. thank you very much. >> you had a cool day yesterday. >> i did. it was really cool. the u.s. open, starts on monday, i think. they're in the qualifying rounds right now. it gets started on monday. i got the chance to do ball girl tryouts. or ball person tieouts. >> look at how adorable you are. >> the >> little skirt. >> i was leaving. i said i sweat through the outfit. i can bring it snoem. >> is that ae' littles t girl?i >> i didn't pass try youths.s. i'm really ou of se.
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>> very important name. beautiful name. how about was it mavis? >> wanzyck. >> congratulations! >> clapping for her. >> the cool thing was she didn't just randomly pick the numbers but numbers that were important to her. n 4 isum lucky number and then birthdays in her a family and tf way to do it. playing the same numbers, the chances are muchwi higher. t >> ishat that what they say? >> she plays the same numbers k every week? >>?hink yes. i think so. >> that' lovely that they meant something to her. not just ran dm. meth >>in mother of two grown childr and leaving work when her co-worker read off the numbers to change her life forever. >> thehe numbers and i pull min, out and i go, hey, i have that . number. i have that.have t. i have that. he goes, let me see that tickets he goes, you just won.re i said, you're joking. please. i'm still like, this is noton, is can true. this can't be.be. and then they're now
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like -- ah, i am a winner.azin >>g. amazing. >> how much is it? >> a bunch of millions. >> 758 million. >> you get half ofof that choosing after taxes and all what?ething >> something ridiculous. us >> that's .ridiculous. >> she called where she works aa a medical center and said she's not coming back. >> thank you, though. >> thank yououyear for your --, >> everyone has to make a choice. >> exactly. >> we talked about thiso this morning. the store that sold the winning number donating winnings to charity. >> the store wins too?give the >> a cut. a percentage. >> wow. right? >> that's'sch awesome. wi >> sons, nice. they could have taken half an it's nice.ll gave it all away. all right. up next,hey're they're happy mat hollywood couple.il a wait until you hear about the epic proposal prank that in fact left jenna in tears. that's after this.
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♪ welcome back to "today's take" with the special guest cohostelly kemper. so nice to have you here. >> we were talking about i can't wait to hear brian's proposal to you. >> yes. >> we'll set it up. actor channing tatum is known for his dance moves and admits a terrible move with his wife jenna. he told bbc radio 1, when i proposed i did something cruel. he said i basically told her i never wanted to be married an he didn't believe in marriage and then -- >> further. >> she breaks down in tears. >> oh. >> didn't realize it didn't go
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later. it got us to thinking -- >> i can see that. >> trying to throw her off. >> took it a little far. >> i never want to get married and then didn't break. you are like -- shoot. do i stay? because i love you and i want to get married. >> do you have good proposal stories? >> michael, i love you, you did not propose well. he didn't do anything. he like, three times the subject of marriage came up -- oh, yeah. he is my good husband. but he wasn't good at proposing. in fact, the former boss like, you need to make up a story and tell it because -- >> what happened? >> like the first time he was like, i don't have of the ring but one day maybe we'll get married. it was like a weird -- am i supposed to say yes. >> asking? >> i don't know. the second time, here's the ring. it was this beautiful grandmother's ring and then he was like, and i'm not -- i mean, we can get married some point. kept being like put off and then final thing he asked me, as i was leaving for new york, from los angeles, lick, he asked me
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i got on a plane andftain, i lo. that's not a proposal. >> no. >> michael. >> wait. are we engaged? >> exactly. >> just kind of happened. >> just -- ugh. >> see you in a week? >> yeah. >> but don't they say bad proposal, great marriage? >> yeah. not beautiful baby. >> made that up. >> we made it up. >> what are your stories? >> mine was strange because they were planning a big backyard party at my husband's parent's house because his grandmother, nana, had just beat lung cancer. we were having a cancer free party. i didn't think anything of it. weir but okay let's do it and have the family together. it was a fancy cancer free party and we were all supposed to dress up really nice and get -- we pull up to brian's parent's house and see a big party and he brings me through the front door and never go through the front door and there is a bottle of champagne and two glasses and i was starting to get nervous. his sister
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door, oh, it is happening like,. cat's out of the bag and goes through the proposal and then it was wonderful and sweet and he said all of the right things a enthen my family and best friends, cousin, alike everybody was there to celebrate our engagement. so -- >> yeah. >> so nice. >> we should have saved the story for last. >> yours is great. >> we should have planned that better. >> prioritized. i know. no. yours is great. >> that was fine but nothing epic. i'm happy. lots of kids. so no. we both went to northwestern and a spot was on lake michigan with the rocks or whatever. we just happened to be in chicago visiting. we should go by the rocks. okay. we drive over there and it was dark and raining and he was like, let's get out. i was like, no, why? my hair. he is like, no, seriously. let's get out. it will be fun. no. third time, i'm like, fine. soy get out. i'm like ugh and he gets on knee
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but that's what you want happen. when like the -- >> you don't see it coming at all. >> right, right. >> so cool. >> there was a time we talked about this. i thought it was happening. we were on vacation in mexico and i was like -- >> yes. >> going to happen. >> and then like the last day and then it was kind of like -- all right. >> we flew back and i was like, i guess it's not happening. >> i know. i said it one point. you know, i thought you were going to propose on that trip. >> ruined it. >> early on. oh, oh, i'm sorry. >> that's so funny. >> bad proposal, happy marriage. >> it all works out. >> all works out in the end. >> talking about the state fair food? >> yes. i have a knife and fork here and it is fry-day. get it? >> fried day. deep fried day. oh my gosh. >> great new york state fair is going on in syracuse and we have fried foods from the specialties. jim is known as the man to fry anything an we asked him to try
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cheesesteak. >> a philly cheesesteak? which one is that? >> we have -- that's this one? oh, the whole cheesesteak and fry it? >> that sounds delicious. >> you go for that. >> okay. we have also a fried thanksgiving sandwich. which has all of the different -- this one? wow. they all look the same when they're fried. stuffing and the whole thing. >> and then we have a sausage bacon hash brown between two french toasts. >> we'll try it. >> and a cinnamon roll fried. >> i smell that. i have thanksgiving. okay. how do i eat it? >> sounds really good. >> how does one do this? >> i started to say one. >> is that stuffing? >> stuffing. >> wow. >> i'm not sure. >> okay. >> and mashed potatoes. it is good for you. >> i want the middle. >> where's the cinnamon roll? >> there's a blueberry. on top of the bacon, egg and cheese. >> i ate a fried cinna
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>> i don't have enough time for weather now unfortunately. that's a look at the weather across the country. now out your window. >> good morning, 70 degrees right now in washington. we are seeing dry conditions. mix of sun and clouds through the afternoon. 80 degrees for a high today. so it's going to be really nice and maybe an isolated shower at best and most of the area stays dry. if you are hitting the golf course tomorrow, 66 degrees. by 7:00 a.m. by 1:00 p.m., upper 70s across the week an highs around 80. next rain chance is tuesday. could see rain into labor day weekend. >> that's the latest forecast. >> that's a lot of -- one bite and you feel like it. >> bulk. >> delicious. one of the biggest names in country music. ji son aldean going to share country confessions with us right after this. are they from . or take this haircut. i may look all business, but look out... .
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country music hit for you. jason aldean has the plaza rocking. >> you look so cool wears yours. >> yours is swag. >> i'm curious of where you go to find a cowboy hat in new york city. i'm sure somebody just bought them outside on the street. >> i think you're right. >> also, my head is so big! >> are we not -- >> yeah. you have to pull it way down. >> introducing you. >> he's currently on tour and his latest album is "they don't know." >> we don't have to introduce him. >> jason aldean. >> we wanted the show the picture. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> what does it feel like out on the plaza and everyone is singing every word to your song? >> it is amazing. honestly, this was something i kind of started, you know, kind of learning how to play music in my bedroom playing guitar and how to play songs on my tape deck and listening to other stuff. you know? other people's songs and having my little garage
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that to this, new york city and people knowing your music all over the country, all over the world, and in some places, it is pretty overwhelming sometimes for sure. >> we were talking earlier this morning about the fact you are on tour. they don't know tour. what do you enjoy the most about being on tour? >> you know, i for me honestly i love playing music, ously e chance just to travel around, seeing, you know, seeing new places and meeting new people every day. and my job is to get on stage and have fun and play music. you know? the guys in the band are some of my best friends and experience all the things in this business i get to do and experience with those gis and that's been pretty cool. midwest of them have been with me from, you know, a lot of them with me since i moved to nashville in 1998. so but definitely since my career kind of took off and so they've been along for the ride the whole time and cool to share that stuff with them. >> i have somethin
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ellie will present the boot. >> i have a boot for you. >> it's too small. >> right foot. >> inside, we have some questions. >> pick one. >> what is this? >> country confessional? >> country confessions. >> you all just made that up this morning. >> all right. >> c squared. >> what is your wildest story from the road? >> oh. >> all right. next question. >> father figure. >> tv show. >> do you have any preshow rituals? preshow rituals? honestly, before the show i go and we play a little vip show, kind of a little acoustic intimate show for some of the fans and then i do the meet and greet and then right before we play i go in the dressing room, hang out with my band and my wife is usually out there. she travels with us. >> awesome. >> most of the time and hang out in the dressing rip hamilton and listen to music. >> pretty chill. >> pretty laid back. you know?
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>> jason, thank you so much. >> absolutely. >> you'll stick with us and sing another song for us later and penn and teller the try to fool us with a trick you have to see to believe. i always want to know how they do it. >> there he is. >> we have them here. vanilla be? mmm! breyers the good vanilla. we use non-gmo sourced ingredients in some of america's favorite flavors. mmm! it'shop early to save big!l's! boys' carter's tees are just $7.99! fashion sneakers are $24.99 kitchen electrics are only $9.99 and the big one bath towel is just $3.99! plus get kohl's cash too! this saturday only at kohl's.
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hi, good morning, everybody. 9:26 on this friday, august 25th. i'm erika gonzalez. two police officers on administrative leave right now because of this. they were caught on a man's security camera dancing and laughing after a robbery in his home. both officers are under investigation for misconduct. the police department told us, quote, we remain committed to providing positive interactions with all and hold the trust of the community in high regards. this weekend, prince georges county schools are getting kids ready for back to school. and back to school fair, kids receive a free backpack and required immunizations. school officials wil a
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there to answer any questions that parents mayav gets under way tomorrow at 9:30 bowie. stay with us. we'll get a check of the forecast coming up next.
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>>il illusionists and entertainers penn and teller amazing audiences more than 40 years and the longest running headlining show in vegas at the same hotel. >> now on the cw show "penn & teller fool us" the tables are turned. sparring magicians try to trick them in front of a live audience. >> i love it. >> for a chance to perform with them. >> penn and teller, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> i love that concept. what made you say let's get magicians and fooling us, they can come on stage with us? >> what happens backstage at the show all the time, playing there over 20 years and magicians come to vegas and end up backstage at the show an say have you seen this thing and then pull out a deck of ca
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people in on that. magic to not fool people but you love being fooled. as you go longer, you start chasing that first high. harder and harder. >> are you still fooled? >> yes. we need the best in the world to come on and they do. and they do, you know, maybe 10% of the time. >> okay. that's awesome. >> can you show us something? >> a trick that i think would fool us. >> okay. >> we'll do -- every blindfold used by magicians is fake. we see it and know it's a fake and you aren't a fake. >> i didn't know this. >> come over here and make sure teller can't see. not permanently. just temporarily. no reason to be gentle. >> okay. >> my hands are cold. >> smell like fried food. >> make sure that the cards are not the same or a -- make sure that the -- >> all different. all different. >> and now what you want to make sure of is that -- i'm not
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hand. i kn a lot of ways to do that. i'll give you most of the deck here and just -- don't let me see an i'll show you how to do it, fan the cards to see the faces. >> for me? >> see the faces. just think of a card. don't cut there. think of a card. >> i see here? >> yeah. >> i got it. >> close up the fan. close it up and then just give them a good shuffle. just do this. >> huh oh. >> okay. or that kind of a shuffle. >> hey! >> but you have no idea where your card is? >> none. >> remember the order of this. that's very important. okay? one of the things you're always trying to do in magic, people forget the sequence of eventsful you have not said the card. it is now lost in that deck. is that right? now the cards are in your hand. i won't touch them again. i promise you. now the cards in your hands. what was the
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>> say it? >> yeah. >> king of hearts. >> you just deal the cards from the top one at a time face down into teller's right hand. >> i haven't moved. >> one at a time. not sure -- >> like this? >> face -- >> like a tantrum. like my 5-year-old. >> like those -- >> pick them up right now. >> the fried dough smell of dylan's hands. okay. oh! this is going to be crazy because you know when's about to happen. okay. wait. now i'm starting to get offended. okay. >> faster. >> see? did he peek at all? >> no. my hands over his eyes all the time. >> what was the name? >> king of hearts. >> king of hearts show the next card to the camera, please. >> no. >> you can look at it, too. no! >> yes. see, that is a trick to fool us. it's a thought of card out of a shuffled deck. >>
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>> that didn't -- by the way, i thought for a second -- >> the trick went wrong. that's the king of diamonds. >> we want to get you nervous. >> my hands aren't see through. >> no. they're not. >> as much as you insist otherwise -- >> that was amazing. >> insane. >> i am -- >> i believe that would fool us. >> i never heard of a magician say it is not about fooling other people. it is about being fooled. >> you do that because starting out as a child, that's what you love is being fooled and then so much harder as you get older because we know more and more things and people come along all the time. >> catch "penn & teller fool us" on the cw. >> pull out the slow cooker. you want beans? >> why. >> sure. all right fine. we have a recipe to set and forget that could help you live to 100. you want to do that, as well? have some beans. >> you know what they say about beans. if you could book a flight, then add a hotel, or car,
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take the activia probiotic challenge! this morning on "today," healthy eating to help you live to 100. >> here to whip up a couple of delicious dishes is registered dietician wendy. >> thank you. we're talking all about beans but to live to 100 we have to move more, we need to stress less, rest more. >> yep. >> we need to surround ourselves with positive people. >> yeah. >> that was a secret of my grandfather. who made it to 97 almost. >> wow. >> and you've got to consume and all starts with eating well. >> yep. >> we think abo
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nuts, the important fruits vegetables but sometimes we forget the beans. >> canned beans just as good? >> that -- they can be. >> absolutely. >> for the low sodium varieties. drain and rinse them. >> fine. >> that's important. this is the most convenient way to go. dried beans are not hard to soak. they're the least expensive way to go. >> okay. >> more time consuming maybe. don't forget peanuts are a bean. a lot of people forget. >> oh yes! >> peanut butter. tofu and frozen like edamae. >> two moneys, two recipes. >> this is a bountiful bean soup. change up the beans. this is garbanzo and kidney. sautee the squash, onion, red pepper, bell pepper. anything. >> my mother said a
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plate is a healthy e. in this. >> five minute there is and then come over. this just really helps the flavor develop. this is the magic. sha te put the beans and cumin. always go together. pour these together. we're going to mix them together. spice combination of garlic powder, cayenne. toss this in here. and basically, you know, smells good and then put in the beans and finish with fresh tomatoes today. >> should i add them? >> yeah. add them. >> beans are good for your heart? >> and your brain. >> and your brain! >> and i was going to say how are they? >> i know where they were going. >> i love the cinnamon in this. i would never think of a bean stew with cinnamon. delicious. >> savory going on with the pi
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left. really quickly. >> this is on the website. we'll skip over here. this is a white bean based banana bread with walnuts. they have the omega-3s for the brain. you have got the white beans which cuts a little bit of fat and boosts the fiber and the protein and what do you think of the taste? >> you know what? this is not bad. >> beans in here? >> in the bread? >> that's good! >> no excuses now. you can have breakfast. >> tastes like regular banana bread. you know i would say. you can get the recipes at today.com/food. >> dylan, you do the weather. we'll eat. >> all right. let's take a look at the latest on hurricane harvey which is a category 2 storm right now. it is bearing down on the coast of texas near corpus christi. wind at 110 miles per hour. and we're looking at life threatening storm surge as the water pushed on shore. devastating flooding. the storm going to
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several several inches of rain and by several i mean 15 to 35 inches and will be a major hurricane and there you see it meanders across eastern texas as we go into at least next wednesday. that's a look at the weather across the country. now here's a peek out your window. >> good morning. temperatures right at 70 degrees right now in the district. 68 in clinton. really nice start to the day. also don't forget tomorrow we have the back to school fair at prince george's stadium in bowie. by 11:00 a.m., really nice for that. starting at 9:30. across the week, 80 for a high saturday and sunday staying on dry side. by tuesday, that's the next rain chance. next week and we could see the remnants of hurricane harvey. watching that very closely. >> that's the latest forecast. next, he's bringing a little country to the big city. our summer concert star jason aldean takes the stage right after this.
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the the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> he's been the academy of country music's entertainer of the year for past two years and you are about to see why. performing his hit song "any old bar stool" here's jason aldean! ♪
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♪ guess you heard i was putting pedal to the metal ♪ ♪ girl you know those rumors get fat in a town this size ♪ ♪ no i didn't feel a thing when he threw that ring and slammed the door ♪ ♪ if you want the know the truth you got to go straight to the source ♪ ask any old bar stool in this town ask the new party girl ♪ ♪ little more in my smoke ♪ should have stayed a long ago ♪ ♪ and takes a long way home ♪ i ain't sitting down
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♪ ♪ ask any old bar stool ♪ ♪ i can finally stretch out in a kings size bed if i make it that far ♪ ♪ filling it with all the blanks you left isn't all that hard ♪ ♪ i ain't wondering where you've been or who you've been with ♪ ♪ i guess it didn't hurt me half as bad as you think you did ♪ ♪ ask any old bar stool in this town ♪ ♪ ask the newfound party crowd ♪ if you take more and i go there ♪ ♪ a little more high in the smoke ♪ ♪ should have stayed through ♪ it will take a long way home ♪ i ain't sitting down trying to
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♪ ♪ you think i'm down and out hell bent crazy ♪ ♪ that ain't me baby ♪ ask any barstool in this town ♪ ♪ ask the newfound party crowd ♪ sure to take more and i'm a long way from broke down ♪ ♪ should have stayed going to take a long way home ♪ ♪ but i ain't sitting around trying to drown the thought of you ♪ ♪ ask any old barstool ♪ yeah, ask any old barstool
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♪ i guess you heard i was pedal to the metal on a downhill slide ♪ >> you can hear more from jason aldean and all the summer concert artists at applemusic.com/today. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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it's a it is a big week. katy perry is hosting the mtv vmas. on monday, we have access to the award show and won't see it anywhere else. >> you know who else was cohosting? "today" show ellie kemper. >> you're very welcoming. >> you're adorable. >> mutual. i like to think we're friends. it is very kind to have
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good morning, everybody. 9:57 on this friday, august 25th. today the man accused of killing his stepfather and then posting selfies with the body to social media is set to be in court for an arraignment hearing. according to our news partners navar beverly was indicted earlier this month charged with one count of first-degree murder. prosecutors say beverly kills hid
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in early july. he asked for a stay away order for beverly months before the murder. switching gears now, a look at the friday forecast. sheena par veen is standing by. >> hey, erika. temperature 80 degrees this afternoon. looking good. we can see an isolated sprinkle at best and most of the area stays dry. the beach forecast is in the 70s so maybe a little bit on the cooler side. morning lows in the 60s. next rain chance is tuesday. maybe next weekend, too. updates on hurricane harvey's strength coming up. >> this's right. thank you. that's what we'll be talking coming up at midday. havertys furniture helps your home look perfect even when life isn't. nice pick. pops, your pick. art monk! retired. i'll take him over these fools playing today. aw come on, man. that's not how this game works.
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