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el/ captions paid for by nbc-universal television : 239.2 welcome to "today" on this friday morning. i'm natalie morales. >> i'm lester holt. matt and ann have the morning off. we're about a minute and 12 seconds into the show and we've already lost you. >> i have a tear in my eye on that one. so amazing. we're both military kids, so we know what that's like. >> i love it. she throws. he walks up. he must have said something because the recognition hit her before the mask is off. >> oh, my goodness. we're going to see more of that coming up in a little bit as well.
>> a very special one. meantime, 14 months away from the election, looks like the govs have already come off on the republican side. >> that's right. eight gop candidates took turns taking shots at president obama and each other d during last night's debate in iowa ahead of tomorrow's straw poll. there was obvious tension in the air. we're going to talk exclusively to representative bachmann about what was said and ask her about that much-talked-about "newsweek" cover. live to aruba in the latest for the search of a missing maryland woman. the fbi has started conducting interviews tied to the case. we're also going to hear from the woman's roommate here in the u.s. take a look at our massive crowd that we have outside on our plaza. country fans are loyal, lester. >> yes, coming up, they will be treated to a live concert to one of the most popular country groups around. grammy winning zac brown band. >> we need a little country party around here.
>> starting early. >> warming up out there. >> look forward to it. first, let's begin with the heated gop debate in iowa. chuck todd, nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent, is is in des moines for us this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the final debate without texas governor rick percy is going to be known as the one where the phrase "minnesota nice" got turned on its head, michele bachmann and tim pawlenty realizing their political lives will be on the line, went at each other like nobody's business. >> i need to respond to that. >> reporter: former minnesota governor tim pawlenty and congresswoman michele bachmann sparred bitterly, each trying to gain political advantage in iowa, hoping it will translate into a win in tomorrow's critical ames straw poll. >> her record of accomplishment and results is nonexistent. >> i introduced the life bulb freedom of choice about.
>> she has a record of misstating and making false statements. >> you said the era of small government was over. that sounds a lot more like barack obama, if you ask me. >> reporter: but pawlenty didn't stop at bachmann and this time decided not to pass a up a chance at mitt romney, while resurrecting a word pawlenty used in comparing romney's massachusetts health care plan to the president's. obamney care. >> for mitt to say there aren't substantial similarities or aren't essentially the same plan is incredible. >> reporter: he instead tried to stay focused on president obama. >> that's because our president simply doesn't understand how to lead and how to grow on economy. >> reporter: all eight candidates agreed on one thing, no new taxes. went asked if they would walk away from a plan that would raise taxes but cut ten times more in spending, every hand went up. former speaker newt gingrich seemed more intent on attacking his former fox news colleague,
repeatedly bristling at what he called "gotcha" questions. >> too much attention paid by the press corp. of the campaign minutia and not enough paid by the press doer the bisic ideas to distinguish us from barack obama. >> reporter: the audience boo'd when bachmann was asked if as president she would be submissive to her because as she suggested that god commands. >> it means respect. >> reporter: for romney, the debate of the day may have actually come earlier, when he took on a handful of democratic hecklers. >> hold on a second. hold on a second. i'm not going to raise taxes. that's my answer. i'm not going to raise taxes. and if you want somebody that can raise taxes you can vote for barack obama. >> reporter: as for the president, he got fired up speaking at a factory in michigan. >> there's been a lot of talk in washington right now that i should call congress back early. >> reporter: slamming congress for bickering and what he called
folks playing political games. >> the last thing we need is congress spending more time arguing in d.c. >> reporter: today is all about preparing for the straw poll. tim pawlenty, michele bachmann going to the iowa state fair, but they're going to have company. sarah palin rolls into town, makes an appearance at the state fair. we'll see if she shows up at the straw poll tomorrow. lester? >> chuck todd this morning. thanks. michele bachmann is in west des moines this morning, with us exclusively. congresswoman, good morning. nice to have you with us. >> good morning, lester. >> as we saw governor pawlenty really went after at you on the question of experience, i'd like to tee off our conversation with a little of what he said and then get your response. here it is. >> she fought for less government spending. we got a lot more. she led the effort against obama care, we got obama care.
she led the effort against t.a.r.p. we got t.a.r.p. if that's your view of effective leadership with results, please stop, because you're killing us. >> to his point you came in office with someone with a fresh voice, a clear mandate. can you name an instance where you have moved the needle, where you have significantly altered the outcome of a particular debate? >> i certainly have. whether it was on the t.a.r.p. debate or whether it was on obama care. in particular now on the last two months when i've been the leading voice, almost the lone voice in the wilderness of washington, fighting against raising the debt ceiling, people paid attention. >> but they didn't follow. >> and they recognize -- well, remember who has been running washington. it's president obama, nancy pelosi was the speaker of the house for the majority of the time that i was there, and harry reid. obviously they weren't interested in my pro-growth agenda. but that's when you fight. you don't fight when you're just in the majority. you fight when you're in the minority. i've been the champion for the
voice for people who have been crying for washington to stop spending so much money and reduce taxes. people aren't happy with this debt deal. and i'm very happy that i was the leading voice in not raising the debt ceiling. and i think standard & poor's and the stock market from proved me right in the last weeks. >> with regard to standard & poor's, you said they lowered our rating because we don't have the ability to pay our debts. in fact, what they said was the political brinksmanship made the government less stable, less effective, less predictable. if your view had prevailed, the debt ceiling had not been raised, wouldn't we be even in a deeper pickle with the rating agencies? >> i had introduced a plan together with colleagues that would not cause the default to occur, because, number one, if i'm part of the united states, this is what i would do. i would call all the members of congress back to washington immediately. i would say, look, we are getting this aaa credit rating back, we're going to announce to
the markets we are not going to default, and then we're going to make sure we pay the military, we pay senior citizens who are currently on entitlements, then right now, today, we're going to begin the process of reforming entitlements and reducing spending so our budgets balance. as president of the united states, i will only introduce balanced budgets and i will not increase the debt ceiling. that's what we need to do because that sends a signal to wall street we're serious, we're tough, we're going to get our financial house in order. i'm a private businessperson. we started our own company. i'm also a federal tax lawyer. one thing i know is that you cannot turn the economy around if you give barack obama a blank check for $2.4 trillion in exchange for $21 billion in a elusory cuts. washington has to be fundamentally restructured. this isn't working. >> you mentioned the term blank check. in fact, this raising the debt ceiling was for bills that had already been agreed to, not new spending. >> actually, that's not true.
this money will go not just to bills that have already been spent. this will be for future money as well. that's a false statement. >> let me ask you about -- we played a moment ago in chuck todd's story the jeers that resulted from the question about whether you would be submissive to your husband. you had made a statement earlier. are you happy the question was asked? did it need clarification? >> well, i was happy that i was able to talk about my wonderful husband. you know, chris wallace asked the question he asked. i certainly can't make comment about what question he asked. but i was happy to have the opportunity just to be able to talk about my wonderful family and my husband. >> the phrase "submissive to your husband." for some people it may raise some eyebrows when you first mentioned it. was it important to clarify it and do you think you did clarify your thoughts on that? >> oh, i think so. i think it's important to talk about respect. we've been married for 33 years, and the basis of our marriage is respect.
i'm just grateful to get that answer and that comment out. >> as you know, rick perry, the conservative governor of texas, is about to join the already crowded field of gop contenders. he comes from the same conservative cutout that you come from, but he also has the added executive of being a chief executive of a huge state like texas. how do you compete against him and how do you distinguish yourself from him to conservative members of the party? >> well, i've been in washington, d.c., now going on five years. and i have been a very consistent challenger to the unconstitutional policies that barack obama, speaker pelosi -- and i've been at the tip of the sphere on battle after battle. i understand the problems that the country is facing right now. i've worked in the private sector. i've created a business from scratch. i know what you have to do to create jobs. we need a president who has been a fighter and a champion on the issues that people want us to
turn away from. they want us to turn away from spending. i've been there. i've also stood up against my own party. i've stood on principle rather than party. i think that's what people are looking for. i have people -- i've been a voice for movements all across the country, whether it's disaffected democrats or independents or apolitical people. i've been bringing this voice and this movement into the halls of congress very successfully. and this voice hasn't been heard in the white house for a very long time. that's what i intend to do, take this very reasonable, fair-minded voice into the white house and finally get the economy turned around and focus on job creation. and i will repeal obama care. >> congresswoman bachmann, let me ask you about the "newsweek" cover photo this week. it caused quite a controversy. some people thought it was a cheap shot. you did not weigh in. you were not part of those questioning this. let me ask you this. what did you think when you first saw the picture and the title "queen of rage"?
>> well, you know, it really didn't impact me that much because over this last week the united states has received a punch to the gut. we've seen the stock market plunge over 1,500 points. we lost for the first time in the history of the country the aaa bond rating. when he had a tragic loss of life in afghanistan, unparalleled, and the president got a blank check for $2.4 trillion. that's not a good week. so a magazine photo is not even a factor in this. >> is rage an appropriate word to describe you? >> no, not at all. i'm a very happy person. i'm a very optimistic person because what i know to be true is that if we put the right policies into place, in the next quarter we will already be the beginnings of an economic turnaround. that's what i'm focused on. i love people. i really care about where people are at right now in the economy. so i want to focus on making their lives better and getting people back to work.
that's what i'm focused on right now. >> congresswoman michele bachmann, again, thank you for taking the time to join us. we appreciate it. >> thanks, lester. now let's get a check of the rest of the morning's top stories. savannah guthrie is over at the news desk for me. good morning, savannah. >> good morning to all of you. in the news, after the republicans' big night in iowa we spoke to the campaign strategist david axelrod. he accused republican candidates of, quote, pledging allegiance to the tea party. >> i'm not surprised by the way that the republican candidates did not offer a robust endorsement of the president. i don't think that's news. but what we should be doing right now is focusing on what we can do right now to move this economy forward, what we can do to deal with the debt issue, to remove that uncertainty from the economy, and what we can use is a little help from the presidential candidates encouraging those recalcitrant
members of congress to cooperate rather than obstruct in those solutions. >> and axelrod defended the president's decision not to call congress back to work on the debt crisis. another whirlwind day on wall street has overseas markets wavering this morning. the dow surged up a promising 423 points on thursday but not enough to undo wednesday's nose dive. we'll get the latest now from the new york stock exchange and cnbc's melissa francis. melissa, good morning. >> good morning. we've seen the dow move more than 400 points four days in a row. that's the first time it's happened in its 115-year history. it changed direction eight days in a row. today we're watching for retail sales and consumer sentiment. we're also watching the tone out of europe, which has been mostly positive so far today. and gold dipping below $1,800 an ounce. back to you. >> thank you. another deadly day for international forces in southern afghanistan. a coalition service member died this morning in an ied attack.
in the meantime, the death toll from thursday's roadside bombing has risen to seven as two more nato service members have been confirmed dead now. at least five of the casualties on thursday were u.s. troops. a hypersonic glider that could have sped from california to new york in 12 minutes flat zooming along at 13,000 miles per hour is now lost. the unmanned aircraft was launched on a rocket thursday, and the $320 million taxpayer-funded project failed after nine minutes in the air. it was designed to be the fastest ever built and provided global defense capability. a mississippi army wife got a major surprise at a minor league baseball game. darla harlow thought she had been randomly selected to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. turns out it wasn't so random. that's her army major husband in the catcher's mask home from nine months in afghanistan and giving her the surprise, shall we say, shock of her life.
it all went off without a hitch thanks to his support team on the ground. their daughters polyand casey. uh-oh. is natalie crying again? >> every time. >> i'm getting a little misty over here. >> i know. it's killing all of us. >> i remember my father coming home from vietnam and surprising us. knock at the door late at night. >> incredible. >> those are special moments. >> that gives new meaning to safe at home. >> exactly. there you go. that is beautiful. all right. speaking of beautiful, al roker. >> all right. let's show you what's happening. we have storms spiring up, risk of storms stretching from minneapolis down to little rock. we're looking at the possibility of a tornado or two. mostly though heavy winds, rain, and possibly damaging hail coming out of those systems. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the good morning to you. well, the fog is actually already starting to clear in the city of san francisco. you can see why. this old glory blowing in the breeze, the wind moving the moisture so you'll see the
sunshine early early today than earlier this week. temperature wise in san francisco as a result of the sun, 72 degrees. 72 in santa cruz and 80 degrees in santa rosa. we are right on the heels of the weekend, and boy, oh, boy, a good-looking forecast for you. have a great day. >> al, thank you. the fugitive siblings captured after spending eight days on the run appeared in court thursday for the first time since their arrests. and this morning we're learning more about their alleged crime spree. nbc's miguel almaguer is in pueblo, colorado, with the details. miguel, good morning. >> reporter: natalie, good morning. for now, the doughertys are represented by a public defender, but in the coming weeks and months ahead, they'll certainly need home run than just one lawyer. even while shackled and facing attempted murder charges, one member of the dougherty gang, older sister lee grace, flashed a smile from jail. the sibling said nothing during their bond hearing, their public defender adding little afterward. >> how are they doing?
>> can't say. >> describe it as quick semiautomatic fire. it was, you know, pop, pop, pop, pop. >> reporter: but court documents shed new light on the doughertys' high-speed gun-blazing pursuit with police in colorado. these state troopers say they tailed the doughertys while facing round after round from an ak-47. investigators say lee grace told them she never fired a shot. her brother ryan was the driver, leaving half-brother dylan as the trigger man. >> lee grace seems to be very protective of her full biological brother. i think we're kind of seeing the nurturing, almost a mothering of lee grace as the oldest sibling, as the woman. >> reporter: investigators say lee grace told them, we weren't trying to hurt anyone. we just wanted them to get back. but after their car hit a guardrail, she admitted she had pulled a high-powered pistol on the local police chief. "i pointed the gun at the cop,
she said, "i deserved to get shot." and she was shot in the leg. she and her brothers taken into custody, the end to a eight-day nationwide manhunt. >> i don't think it will probably end well for us or for them. >> reporter: the alleged crime spree for the family fugitives began in florida with another high-speed shootout. >> fired several more shots at me. >> reporter: and was followed, say police, by a bank robbery in georgia. detectives believe this gun-wielding thief is lee grace. a posting on a flickr page says, she loved to shoot guys and wreck cars. i'm a redneck and proud of it. >> anytime you put a gun in someone's hand and they're willing to fire at police officers or willing to drive a car 120 miles an hour, this is a dangerous person. >> reporter: the oldest sibling in the dougherty gang is just 5'4" and 135 pounds. but like her brothers, police say she's a dangerous criminal who was ready to kill. according to a celebrity
website, lee grace posed nude for a photo shoot just days before she went on the run. the douger the -- trio will be back in court on monday. their mother says their story will come out. natalie? >> all right. very interesting. miguel almaguer, thank you so much. just ahead, the search intensifies for a maryland woman missing in aruba. we're in aruba with the latest and we're going to hear from that woman's roommate. but first, this is "today" on nbc. nbc.
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holds armored cars and processes cash, and other valuables. 7:26 right now. let's get a look at the forecast with christina. >> we've got a valuable forecast for you. because you don't have to use your ac today, tomorrow and all of next week. we stay unseasonably cool for this time of year. 54 degrees in san mateo, 56 in sunnyvale and 56 in santa cruz. a lot happening around here this weekend, and temperatures will accommodate whatever outdoor plans you want to celebrate. 72 degrees in san francisco today. we're going to bump up your numbers just a little bit. as we head through tomorrow, then we fall back down to the low 820 80s. 70s tuesday through thursday. a lot of kids heading back to school next week. pretty good weather for the back to skal start. let's see how traffic looks now. it's going to get thicker next week. >> that's right. now an accident. northbound 885. three chp units heading to the scene. watch for slowing around the
280-85 interchange. slow between 680 and also for 87. watch that. live look shows you what things are like heading past the coliseum. low clouds, but visibility not a problem. and the bay bridge toll plaza, metering lights on. this is friday, lighter volume, still slow through antioch and livermore. >> thank you very much. for the latest, check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook. i'll have another local news update in half an hour. see you then.
♪ 7:30 now on this friday morning. we have lots of sun. a few cowboy hats on the plaza this morning because just about an hour from now these folks will be treated to a live concert from country music superstars the zac brown band. inside studio 1a, i'm lester holt along with natalie morales. matt and ann have the morning off. just ahead, a prominent california lawyer accused of organizing a nationwide baby selling ring. prosecutors say couples were charged more than $100,000 for what they thought were legal adoptions.
details coming up. plus, is it an added learning tool or inappropriate? the problems that can arise when teachers friend their students on facebook. why one state has decided it is time to crack down. how much would you give up to be with the person you love? one of spain's wealthiest and most famous royals is set to marry. to do it she's agreed to give away her fortune worth $5 billion. we'll tell you her story coming up. >> in a moment, i guess. let's begin this half hour for search in clues in the bizarre disappearance of the missing maryland woman. nbc's janet shamlian is live in aruba with the very latest. good morning. >> reporter: natalie, good morning to you. for people living there and tourists, it's almost beyond belief this is happening again so, similar to the natalee holloway disappearance. an american woman on vacation has gone missing. now, this time it's her travel companion, an american man, who is being held in a jail here. police are saying his story is very questionable. >> i'm ready for the fight.
i need to know where my friend is. >> reporter: christina jones says with every passing day she's more baffled by the bizarre disappearance of her best friend, robyn gardner. >> she's a half glass full girl, maybe a lit tool trusting. >> reporter: too trusting of this man, 50-year-old gary giordano, now under arrest in awry ba in connection with gardener's disappearance. >> my client has been detained as a suspect in a murder investigation. he did give the police all cooperation. >> reporter: the mystery began ten days ago when giordano called police in aruba to report his companion was missing. according to police, he claims the two were snorkeling together at baby beach, on the western tip of the caribbean island. but somehow they separated and the 35-year-old dental assistant never made it back to shore. giordano was arrested, although his lawyer says his client is innocent and says there's no evidence linking giordano to any crime.
>> detectives on this case know this woman has gone missing. they believe something terrible has happened to her. as of now, they don't have any proof of a homicide. >> reporter: giordano and gardner are from maryland and met last year on match.com. >> he has a history of domestic abuse, a rather controlling person who has violent tendencies. >> reporter: two former girlfriends filed restraining orders against giordano and ex-wife accused him of domestic violence. giordano was alleges convicted of shoplifting in 2003. another twist, gardner was already in a relationship with richard forester. he says he had no idea she was in aruba with another man. >> you say that that has to be -- >> reporter: thursday on "today" he insisted the story just doesn't add up. >> she's never been a fan of snorkeling. she said she may do it but not interested. she is a swimmer but would prefer to be in a swimming pool. >> reporter: now the fbi has gotten involved in the investigation, conducting interviews in the u.s. it's all eerily reminiscent of teenager natalie holloway's
disappearance from these very same shores six years ago. in a statement, robyn's family said, we can only pray that she will soon be with us and bring back the joy into our lives. she means the world to us. we are hoping for the very best outcome with the help of the international community. >> you never know how much you're loved until you're missing, right? a lot of people love robyn. >> reporter: authorities have scaled back the search for robyn gardner, at least in the waters where she is said to gone missing. meanwhile, gary giordano can only be held for eight days before charges are filed or he's released. we're expecting some type of hearing within the next few days. back to you. >> janet shamlian reporting there from aruba. thank you, janet. it is 7:34. here's lester. thank you. the famous fugitive who became known as barefoot bandit has inked a million dollar movie deal. but 20-year-old coalton harris moore says he will not see any of that movie.
aditi roy is has the story for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lester. the man known as barefoot bandit remains here at the federal detention center in seattle. for years he stole from others. now he says he has decided to agree to make a movie in order to make a mends. his story reads like a hollywood screenplay, and now the barefoot bandit's life of crime is one step closer to hitting the big screen. the young man behind the folklore, 20-year-old colton harris moore, is speaking out for the first time from prison, in a statement released through his attorney he says, "i can't undo what i did. i can only try to make this better." harris moore says he has agreed to sell the rights of his story for $1.2 million only if all of the could go towards paying back his victims. >> i think he'll feel morally relieved. he has tremendous remorse. >> reporter: in his statement from jail, harris-moore writes, "i am humbled to know that i can now help the people i hurt. i have absolutely zero interest
in profiting from any of this and i won't make a dime off of it." harris-moore pleaded guilty to seven felony charges in june. prosecutors have said he owes more than a million dollars in damages. >> he won't make any money. he never wanted to. and neither will his family. >> reporter: harris-moore's life of crime began when he was a teen in washington. breaking into neighbors' homes and local businesses, often barefoot where he would steal cash, bikes, cars, even airplanes. his two-year crime spree prompted a manhunt that crossed state line, canada, and the bahamas. in his most infamous theft, harris-moore, who taught himself to fly, stole a plane and flew it to the bahamas where authorities finally caught him after a dramatic high-speed boat chase. >> i think the sheer outrageousness of some of the crimes makes it interesting. >> reporter: in his statement, harris-moore says he hopes to
one day earn the forgiveness of his neighbors and the people he's hurt. whether that will happen remains to be seen. perhaps long after the barefoot bandit gets his perfect hollywood ending. and harris-moore is scheduled to be sentenced in late october. lester? back to you. >> aditi roy, thank you. let's get a check of the weather now from al. all right, thank you very much, lester. and right now we are coming to you live over our crowd. our cr. that's where the zac brown band -- get a shot of that truck, will you? that's pretty cool. 18-wheeler. their crew hanging out. we've got all these people waiting for ththe zac brown ban baby. whew! let's check out your weather, see what's happening. the heat continues, sadly, first of all, look at the tropics. we've got a few areas of disturbed whether that may become tropical depressions
later on -- early next week. keeping an eye on that. and the heat continues. but sadly, the folks in dallas after going through all that t heat. didn't break the record yesterday. they only got to 97 degrees. so that snaps their 100-plus degree days in a row at 40. the rest of the country you can see the heat continues to the south. nice cool conditions through the plains, also the great lakes on into the northeast. that's what's wow. 40 days of 100-degree plus weather in t texas. we've had such a mild august and the mild weather continues over the weekend and into next week. temperatures this morning are right now in the upper 50s and low 60s. we're going to end up in the 70s later today. 80 degrees in santa rosa. 84 in los gatos and 72 in santa cruz. weekend temperatures drop. second half of the weekend we start to cool down.
and that cooldown continues into wednesday. 70s return. i want to turn now to the lawsuit filed against one of the richest men in the world. a former brazilian soap star is suing her ex-boyfriend, billionaire finance air. she claims he attacked her after breaking a promise to buy her an apartment here in new york. >> good morning, lester. super rich guy, beautiful young woman. more than 60 years her future. that could be the recipe for a lawsuit and in this case, it is. she's a ravishing former star of one of brazil's popular soap
operas, now studying philosophy in new york's press steenlg use columbia university and he is one of the world's richest and most powerful men with an estimated 14 plus billion dollars. but 28-year-old beauty says 80-year-old promised twice to buy her a dream home apartment in this posh upper east side building and broke his promise each time. when you mix prime manhattan real estate with may-december love gone bad you've got a story that's tabloid front page eligible. her lawyer says it's not about the money. >> we don't care that he's worth a billion dollars. we don't care that this apartment is .007 of his income. we don't care. that's not relevant. >> reporter: what is relevant, her $50 approximately lawsuit says, is that when they argued over the apartment she claims he slapped her, threw a lamp at her, and tried to choke her. his lawyer says none of that
ever happened. saying, it's a frivolous lawsuit entirely without merit. in fact, the police report following in the argument last august says the victim said she was not injured, not fearful, and that the lamp fell on her foot. she did say he gave her an open hand smack on the right side of her face but even that, a spokesman says, is completely false, a blatant attempt to shake down a very wealthy man. there's no dispute that the former soap opera star and the twice divorced sorros dated on and off and sometimes jet set we'd the super rich for five years. though they never lived together she says it was a serious and meaningful relationship, and that when he refused to buy her either of two apartments she wanted, one for $2 million and the second for 4.$4.43 million, she ended up hurt and embarrassed and on antidepressants. >> it could be whatever they rant. >> reporter: ferreyr, still
pursuing her ivy league studies lists one of her post opera day studies, real estate. not charged with any crimes as the lawyer points out that the police concluded there was no assault and will seek to have the case dismissed. >> thanks. up next, a prominent lawyer who specializes in reproductive cases admits tri.ng s selling ring hi parents, it's going to be such a big school year. your kids will each take care of our class hamsters, lewis & clark. then i'll tell them the story of pluto, the sad little planet that was. i'll introduce them to some new friends, the fractions, and some cold blooded ones, the dinosaurs. [sfx: dinosaur growl] clark! anyway, here's what they'll need: markers, scissors, crayons, pencils, folders, juice boxes, pretzel sticks, glue sticks, tape that sticks, and glitter. so much glitter. school takes a lot. target has it all.
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back now at 7:45. the bust of a large-scale baby selling ring. prosecutors say a prominent california attorney and two associates lined up surrogate mothers and then sold their unborn babies for $100,000 each. now the group has pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges. nbc's george lewis is in los angeles with the details. george, good morning. >> good morning, natalie. at least a dozen babies were sold illegally according to prosecutors by attorney theresa erickson and two others involved in the conspiracy. erickson who practices law in the san diego area is well-known to many parents who have had their children via surrogate mothers. she calls herself the surrogacy
lawyer and she's used youtube and radio to advise people on how to connect with surrogate mothers and the agencies that handle these cases. >> it's important to ask questions, slow down, think about what you're getting into, and speak with a lawyer or your physician before you sign an agreement. >> reporter: to be legal, the prospective parents and surrogate mother have to sign the agreement before the surrogate gets pregnant. but erickson was charged with flouting the law, illegally selling babies. >> i felt like my entire world was turned upside-down. i was devastated. i was upset, shocked, to say the least. >> reporter: this woman who wants to be known only as heather was one of the surrogates flown by teresa erickson to a fertility clinic in ukraine to have embryos implanted in her uterus. prosecutors say these women were told they would be paid $38,000 to $40,000 by the end of their pregnancies and assured everything was strictly legal. but prosecutors say it wasn't. >> this was a way of essentially
creating inventory of unborn babies and then selling them at a later date. >> i regret the fact that i got involved with criminals. >> reporter: heather who cooperate with the fbi and did not give the child to the surrogacy agency had the baby, a little girl, and arranged for a friend who had been unsuccessful at getting pregnant, to adopt the child. the friend, alyssa, says she and her husband are so lucky to have their new daughter. >> she is truly a blessing. she is outgoing and happy as she really ever has a frown on her place. >> reporter: 1400 couples a year in this country turn to surrogate mothers to bear their children. people who run surrogacy agencies say this case has blighted the whole field. >> there are so many people that are looking to do a good, honest professional job for people that need their help. and here's somebody that took
their trust and abused it. all of us are really saddened and upset by this incident. >> reporter: convicted surrogacy attorney erickson and her lawyer have refused our request for interviews, refusing to comment on the case, as well. erickson is scheduled to be sentenced in october. >> george lewis, thank you. coming up next, what would you do, the duchess giving up billions to marry for love? right after this. we all have internal plumbing. but for some of us with overactive bladder, our pipes just don't work as well as they should. sometimes, i worry my pipes might leak. but i learned there's something more i can do. now, i take care with vesicare. once-daily vesicare can help control your bladder muscle
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ranking she has ancient prif lenls like not having to kneel before the pope and if she feels like it she can ride a horse into the cathedral. now she's giving her fortune away for love. she has been a center of attention in spain here with jackie kennedy, for all of her 85 years. when the ever flamboyant duchess of alba, married her first husband, the son of the duke, her wedding attracted more press excitement than queen elizabeth. and this duchess has not disappointed since. known for her wild outfits, outspokenness, and what appears to be a touch of classic surgery, now she's insisting on marrying her love, 61-year-old alfonso diez, a humble government worker. it's just that her family, including her six kids, has said, absolutely not.
>> she's going to -- it's going to cause some trouble. but, at the same time, people like it. >> reporter: even the king of spain himself reportedly called the twice widowed duchess advising her against remarriage. but now it seems she's found a way to prove that it's all more amore, by giving away her fortune, thought to be worth more than 1 and $5 billion. yes, the palaces, a dozen castles, the masters, thousands of acre of spanish countryside, christopher columbus' first map of america, all, according to the press, will go to her children and grandchildren so she will be free to marry without all that pesky rich people baggage. although it's said that her groom to be has found a way to claim to it. she has said all six of her children are divorced so what do they care if she marries the man she wants. >> it doesn't matter how old you are, as long as you're in love. >> reporter: the duchess has had
more titles than any other royal in the world, likes things her way. >> you don't know how long she's got left. have fun while you can. >> reporter: waiting to finally take on a new title, just wife of a regular guy she insists doesn't want anything but her. royal watchers say the wedding could happen as early as the fall. when she got married the first time it was called the most expensive wedding in the world. maybe this one will just be n m norm normal, backyard, barbecue. but we doubt it. >> we were thinking of having you say her name one more time but it's only a four-hour show. no time. just ahead, you know who your kids talk to on facebook? debatable about teachers and students friending each other. whoo! uh-oh. what? mom's doing her exercise video again. when mom's on a health kick, all of us are. and now she's made us breakfast.
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this is "today in the bay." good morning to you. it's 7:56 right now. i'm laura garcia cannon. this morning, the man accused of firing the shot that killed a toddler in oakland is behind bars, and will appear in court later today. oakland place say 26-year-old lawrence denard was aiming for two rival gang members outside a pizza restaurant monday when a stray bullet hit 3-year-old carlos nava. courtney morris says she is lawrence denard's ex girlfriend, suspect she believes he didn't do it. >> he's a good guy. he's really a good guy with my daughter, with his daughter, he's a good dad. he is a good guy. we're looking from the outside on in, it's like he's guilty, but he's really not. i believe that in my heart. >> that is not the picture painted of denard from the superior court documents obtained by nbc bay area.
it appears denard has a history of violence with convictions for grand theft and gun possession. he recently spent 16 months behind bars. 7:56 now. let's get a look at the forecast with christina loren. >> we've got the weekend around the corner now, and typically, you can't get on outside that often in august, even in the bay area. but you're going to be able to do so in places like concord and fairfield and livermore where typically we see the upper 0s and low 90s this time of year. really mild weather continuously drops throughout the weekend. 72 degrees for today in san francisco. we're going to bump your number up to 73 tomorrow. and inland temperatures come up, as well. so if you're looks for outdoor plans this weekend, a lot of sunshine and warmer weather saturday. we cool off sunday. a few more clouds move in. and then we really drop off yet again, another cooldown tuesday through thursday. let's trek your drive with mike. >> all right, we have an accident involving a bicyclist over here at the on ramp to ramp
101, so keep that in mind through menlo park. it's 280, approaching 92, no accidents there. but we do have slowing over the last few minutes. remember, the outside lands concert going on all weekend at golden gate park, slowing there. the a's play this evening at the coliseum. and we have slowing at the bay bridge toll plaza starting to ease up. but over the last half hour, a large cluster of accidents. thank you very much, mike. and thank you for joining us. for the latest traffic and news updates, check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook. i'll have another local news update for you in half an hour. see you then. ♪
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is that coming out of your pocket? >> no. >> meanwhile, i'm natalie morales along with lester holt and al roker. just ahead, an interesting new frontier we've been talking about this morning where teachers, kids, and parents. >> 59% of students are facebook friends with their teachers. >> that is shocking. >> it is shocking on some levels. many are questioning whether it's a good idea, should it be banned, what happens when the lines get crossed between personal and teacher-student relationship. >> the teachers don't need to have facebook pictures they don't want the kids to see. >> no, that's wrong. >> destroy you for life. let's move to a lighter topic. as you talk about stretching out your dollar, there is a way, depending on what you choose, you can take what you're wearing this summer, if you buy correctly, and stretch that into the fall.
used to put cedar balls in your clothes to keep the moths away. >> something is attacking me out here. oh, my. >> a tail number. >> it's like "silence of the lambs," this is scary. >> i think it's time to go to news now. >> it is. >> savannah? >> let's check over with the news headlines. >> be safe out there. in the news today, nbc news learned that texas governor rick perry formally announced this weekend he is run for president. the republican candidate is already in the race squared off in a debate in iowa last night and two minnesotans, congresswoman michele bachmann and former governor tim pawlenty took shots at each other. a big straw poll is being held there tomorrow. the three florida siblings
accused on going a crime spree is behind bars this morning. lee grace dougherty and her brothers dylan and ryan made their court appearance on thursday one day after the colorado police nabbed them. lee grace told them she deserved to get shot in the leg as she ran from police. investigators in london say they've charged almost 600 people with crimes in connection with those deadly riots. and they're using some very modern methods to track down the suspects. nbc is in london this morning with more. good morning. >> good morning, savannah. well, for days smart phones and social networks were used by those rioters to coordinate their violence. now british authorities are turning that into even high technology against those rioters. across the country, a massive dragnet. police raids on suspected ring leaders and looters have led to more than 1500 arrests.
with courts working around the clock, issuing stiff sentences, four months for assault, one student jailed six months for stealing a crate of bottled water and increasingl lly scotl yard has cameras on flickr, identifying and finding the alleged rioters. david cameron talking tough. >> no human rights concerned about publishing the human rights. >> reporter: on facebook, twitter, in the tabloids and on youtube, unprecedented name and shame campaign is seeking to match faces and names. even high-tech facial recognition software which finds matches and faces in a massive police database will be used. with police now in power to remove masks and hoods hiding suspects' faces. >> used to during the olympics. >> reporter: instead they face nothing less than england's
here's al with of the weather. >> okay. you see that all the time. here we've got a lot of zac brown band fans hanging out here. big zac brown band fans. say that five times fast. it's not easy. let's see what's happening. our pick city of the day happens to be reno, nevada. they got a big auto show tonight coming up. it's going to be a big one. they do this every year. you will want to check outooen n reno, news 4. 91 degrees. lookout, you can see who has strong storms firing up in the plains. look for isolated showers and thunderstorms down in texas. plenty of sunshine and cooler temperatures in the northwest.
beautiful weather here in the northeast. more zac brown band fans over here. yeah. is it true your husband sometimes borrows your clothing? >> no, never! never. >> just checking. appropriate question, like always, al. nice and clear inland but we still have this fog over the bay. it's not going to last long, maybe even a clear sky. temperatures climb up to 72. 77 for redwood city and 84 for los gatos. temperatures stay nice and cool for this time of year as we head through saturday. 84 degrees and drop to the 70s early next week. >> natalie? >> busting on don nash. all right. coming up next, the controversial topic when it comes to social media and your
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others her age has known to spend up to four hours a day on facebook. >> i probably have about 400 facebook friends, and most of them are people that i had met face to face. >> reporter: but just over two years ago when she was a junior in high school she got an unexpected friend request, from her teacher. >> i didn't think anything of it because i wasn't a stranger. it was someone i knew, someone i trusted. >> reporter: and it was that trust in him that took the relationship to a different level. the conversations became about more than just math class. >> i remember that we were talking online one night and had to fix the situation that was going on at home. when i came back i was crying and i was really upset. and he could tell. and he asked me what was wrong. i kind of opened up and told him what was going on, how misunderstood i felt, how alone i felt, and that's when it kind of all started to change into a more flirtatious atmosphere. >> reporter: the relationship
became physical, and the communication moved from the computer to her teacher's home. alecia knew she was in trouble. >> i hated myself because i knew i was smarter than that. but at the same time, being understood by someone finally for once in four or five years, it was nice. and that's probably what kept me going over there. >> reporter: after a few months alecia put an end to the relationship and reported her teacher to the authorities. he got sentenced to probation for 18 months and had to register as a sex offender. >> i don't understand why somebody would do that to someone else. i don't understand why you would take a vulnerable teenage girl who already has self-esteem issues and bring her down to that point. >> reporter: and although alecia'is story is treextreme, s
more common than you might think. a magazine poll said 59% of facebook friends are teachers. >> boundaries are blurred and disappear. the student-teacher relationship that is very dangerous. >> reporter: now lawmakers are getting involved. this month, the state of missouri passed a law that includes limiting the amount of contact teachers can have online with students. >> it identifies only one narrow area that we prohibit and that is hidden communication where parents, third parties, school personnel, can not monitor it. >> reporter: for her part, alecia believes the new legislation in missouri is the right idea. >> it takes away one medium that these predators have to get their victims to speak privately with them and gain that confidence. >> we reached out to the
american federation of teachers to get their response to new legislation and the officials there declined to comment. ann is the editor in chief of "seventeen" magazine. interesting topic, haven't given it a lot of thought until hearing this story. we heard one state has moved to restrict these kinds of online communications between students and teachers. the fact is a lot of other places, a lot of other schools almost encourage this kind of networking as a benefit to both parties. can you put the toothpaste back in the tube here? >> the short answer is no. 59% of all our readers say they're facebook friends with their teachers. and you have to ask yourself why. 95%, 99% of the time it's completely legitimate reasons. they want homework help. it's easy to get a question answered. it's sort of interesting to see that your teacher is a person. it's like when you run into them
in the grocery store, oh, my gosh, they have a life. >> it would have freaked me out. >> it's the same thing with the facebook, you can see that the teacher had gone to the movies, a family picnic. >> what stories are you hearing from your readers? >> that's where it turns interesting. girls don't understand where the boundaries are when they're teenagers. they are still learning about how all of this works together. to have your teacher in the same context as your friend gets very murky. the friending can turn into flirting and worse. >> caroline, how do you communicate to the kids and what else does this open up? >> yeah, i think that -- i mean, that is a really terrible story. a lot of creepy stuff going on out there. but i really think for the most part a lot of the teachers using social media in the classroom are using it as a teaching tool, to help their kids -- help their students learn, you know, the 21st century skills that are going to make them competitive in a digital world. i think that that's really for
the most part that's what teachers are saying this story was framed with the idea of a sexual predator. when you have this kind of communication going on, perhaps for good purpose, is there a fear that what started out with good intentions can cross the line that no one intended it to? >> i think they need to talk to their kids about cautions that you talk to your kids about in the real world can happen online. if a teacher says let's have a private conversation or someone says let's, you know, not tell anyone about this conversation, there's a red flag. >> the school is going to have to revisit this question now and like missouri, to begin to restrict some of these communications? >> the most important thing is to make sure that everybody is well educated about what is appropriate and what is not appropriate. it starts with the teen aagers because you can't monitor every single communication that your child is having online. but you need to help them understand where those lines
are. we say that is there inappropriate touching? does your teacher want you to delete messages? does she try to get you alone? all of those things are major red flags. it needs to start with the teenager because you can't be there with them all the time. >> we've got the end the conversation but you have started an important conversation. we hope it will be pursued on a lot of levels. thank you very much. nice to have you here. up next, a stylish way to save. how to make your summer wardrobe work well in the fall. we'll tell you more after this. reduces the visible signs of aging... minimizes the look of wrinkles... hydrates... renews... seems like an amazing moisturizer? actually... it's an amazing makeup. introducing revlon age defying with dna advantage. its powerful skincare ingredients and spf 20 help protect skin's dna. 96% of women saw flawless, younger-looking skin in just 2 weeks. new revlon age defying with dna advantage cream makeup. age... defy it!
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>> this is really about stretching your dollar, as well, because it's about finding not just for one season but really making them work for many seasons. >> yes, absolutely. one of the things that i think is important is that you can find value in a piece depending on the weight of the fabric. that's the ideal. if it's something light enough to wear in summer you also want it to be something you can layer into fall. that's not always the piece that you would expect. so let's take a look. we have, by the way, two different ways to wear three items that you've picked for us. one for summer, one for fall. you're going to show us how to transition it the right way. first starting off with patterned pants, which is going to be a big trend, i think, for fall, as it has been for the summer as well. >> it's not just about the patterned pant. let me show you. it's about the relaxed pant. a lot of people, i know you might not think this is a transitional easy piece to wear. but it absolutely is. especially for summer where you can pair this with a tank and it becomes sort of like that a la, jungle safari effect. this is not difficult to wear. this kind of relaxed wrap band is like a sarong pant.
very, very, easy, even if your carry weight in your midsection, and especially if you drape this, this is an a deal shape. even on a little petite girl like we have here. >> like jessica. >> yes. easy lightweight pant. now, if you can see the after. >> look for fall. >> we dressed this up a little bit for evening. and this is why it works for fall. you can put it tight under here. you can wear this with a trench coat on top. it's still a lightweight pant but the fact is once you transition it from casual to more evening, sophisticated look, you really get more wear. you can stretch this not only into two seasons but into two styles. >> i love it. it looks like a whole new different look. >> isn't it great? >> thank you, ladies. both of you. >> i don't want people to be afraid of a pattern pant. >> shouldn't be because they look great. next we're going to talk about the cardigan. here we say megan with a summer look. >> we always talk about this for summer. the cardigan is important as a layering piece. they're in. they never go out.
it's a classic staple. i love it in bright colors. this is the type of cardigan you can throw in your bag and take it with you when you hit a movie. 100 degrees outside. today it's lovely but it is cooler this morning. this is a perfect cardigan to grab. >> in your office it's always freezing. >> yes. >> and then take a look at karen who has fall look. >> it becomes an essential layering piece, especially when we're talking about this new kind of mad men look. this is something that is going to be very, very big. very lady-like. so the pencil skirt is a great option for the fall. we love pairing that with a little pin dot blouse. it's adding that pop of color. >> very madmen mod. >> jimi hendrix. >> exactly. the cape, the everyday cape trench is a very big thing for fall, as well. beautiful. i love that whole outfit. >> thank you, ladies. next transitional item is the dress. >> yes. >> we have bonita here wearing our summer look. very simple but classic. >> very simple. the important thing is here is the weight of this material.
this is a great cotton blend jersey. look for microfiber jersey, nylon jersey. roll it up in a ball. put it in a corner. you can still shake it out, put it on and you're good to go. it's great with a gladiator sandal for right now. and nice raffia bag. this is very easy for summer. >> easy, breezy. but now, nancy, she dresses it up for fall. >> exactly. the great thing about this is it's a stretch fabric. layer underneath it. you can belt it. right? add tights, a fall spectator shoe. and again, this idea of the mad men jacket, a little bit sixtys inspired with the clutch. look at these two different body types we have here. you're both gorgeous. but the idea is that it can work on anybody. it's about stretching your dollar and getting value for your purchase. >> we love that. ladies, we will see you all out one last time. stacey london, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> thank you. and by the way, all the new episodes of "what not to wear"
one of my favorite shows on cable, premiere next tuesday on cable on tlc. that's right! a live concert from country great the zac brown band! but first, your local news. ♪ ig good morning to you. i am laura garcia-cannon. the east bay man accused of killing a man decades ago is talking. he said, i may be a dirtbag, but i didn't hurt nobody." carl sen, seen here, was accused of stabbing tina as she walked home in 1984. carlson was 16 years old at the time. he saw her on campus but didn't know her personally. themce say dna evidenc t helakp
good morning to you. we are already starting to see cloud cover clearing the city of oakland. still holding on. above san francisco, the sun will come out, 10:30, 11:00 a.m. 72 later this afternoon. 77, redwood city and 82 in san jose. the weekend has finally arrived. if you want to make outdoor plans, feel free to do so.
not too hot, not too cool. 82 inland. let's check your drive with mike. a couple of accidents in the south bay clearing now. we still have slowing northbound 280 approaching 285 because of that. but all clear again. no major injuries. we have a concert downtown. keep in mind. katy perry singing "last friday" this friday. for the latest traffic and news updates, check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook. another local news update in half an hour. see you then.
savannah guthrie. matt and ann are taking the day off. >> they are missing out. they have earned the reputation of one of the country's top music acts, high energy and live shows. i'm told we're in for a huge treat. not just up there on the stage -- i was going to say, you know, it's not just the music, picking pride. zac brown is quite accomplished. >> he owns a restaurant and brought around his cook trailer. doing some cooking with zac. >> right now looking forward to the forecast. >> that's right. starting off pretty good. as we look, start the day or toll, we should say, looking into the weekend. showers into the ohio river valley. mid mississippi river valley. western half of the country, sunny and hot. and then on sunday, sunday, strong storms along the mid atlantic states. rain in new england. sunny skies and midwest. showers around nebraska and looking at the moisture through the southwest.
sne bra nebraska getting a big good friday morning to you. take a look at what is happening over sunol right now. cloud deck breaking apart. the sun is shining through and we're looking towards a really nice day today, because we have that cloud cover to start you out. temperatures are going to be cooler than their seasonal averages at the coast. yet again. really comfortable inland. san jose, take a look at the dp. 84 degrees inland. 73 by the bay. hope you have a great day. >> don't forget you can check your weather any time of the day or night. go to the weather channel or cable on weather.com online. now let's check in with uncle willie in washington. >> my, how sweet it is to celebrate your birthday. i love birthdays, birth day frek pa breakfast and birthday lunch.
happy birthday, daisy bonner of sumner, michigan. 108. they grow the best cherries min michigan. she loves to grow flowers. great place in michigan. and levia , levia, levia, levia mangini. san francisco, california, 10 7. lived in the sameity for more than 100 years. how about that? and enjoying baking italian cookies. lielizabeth hinton. dorchester, massachusetts, 105. enjoys all of her senior activities. and a little gin and tonic every night. myra helms of ronda, north
carolina. 102. avid reader and loves to go to the library to check out a books. now she has a kindle. and we have hajime ota of union, california. beautiful, beautiful japanese decent. 100 years old today. loves to work in her vegetable garden and share her bounty with her friends. you can't beat that. a good charitable lady. dorothy and henry jaeger. dorothy and henry have been married for 75 years. bloomington, illinois. longevity is never going to bed angry. heard that before. that's it. that's all. now back to new york, they never go to bed angry. >> never do. up next, live concert from country superstars, the zac brown band. ri
♪ >> narrator: the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> grammy for best new artist in 2010. this morning we're excited to welcome them to the plaza for the very first time. ladies and gentlemen, the zac brown band playing the song you our viewers chose, "chicken fried." ♪ you know i like my chicken fried ♪ ♪ a cold beer on a friday night ♪ ♪ a pair of jeans that fit just right and the radio up ♪ ♪ well a little bit of beneath
the shade of a georgia pine ♪ ♪ and that's home you know ♪ sweet tea pecan pie and homemade wine ♪ where the peaches grow ♪ ♪ and my house it's not that much to talk about ♪ ♪ but it's filled with love that's grown in southern ground ♪ and a little bit of chicken fried ♪ cold beer on a friday night ♪ a pair of jeans that fit just right and the radio up ♪ ♪ well i've seen the sun rise ♪ see the love in my woman's eyes ♪ ♪ feel the touch of a precious child and know a mother's love ♪ ♪ it's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most ♪ not where you live what you drive or the price tag on your clothes ♪ ♪ there's no dollar sign on a
peace of mind ♪ ♪ this i've come to know ♪ so if you agree have a drink with me ♪ ♪ raise your glasses for a toast ♪ ♪ to a little bit of chicken fried ♪ ♪ cold beer on a friday night ♪ a pair of jeans that fit just right and the radio up ♪ ♪ i've seen the sun rise ♪ see the love in my woman's eyes ♪ ♪ feel the touch of a precious child and know a mother's love ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i thank god more for my life and for the stars and stripes ♪ ♪ may freedom forever fly ♪ let it ring ♪ salute the ones who died ♪ the ones who give their lives
so we don't have to sacrifice all the things we love ♪ ♪ like your chicken fried ♪ cold beer on a friday night ♪ a pair of jeans that fit just right ♪ and the radio up ♪ ♪ well i can see the one rise ♪ see the love in my woman's eyes ♪ feel the touch of a precious child and know a mother's love ♪ ♪ get a little chicken fried ♪ cold beer on a friday night ♪ a pair of jeans that fit just right and the radio up ♪ ♪ i can see the sun rise ♪ see the love in my woman's eyes ♪ feel the touch of a precious child and know a mother's lo love ♪
award winning zac brown band has earned the start of the 2008 release of the foundation. no signs of slowing down. their follow-up album just went platinum, the zac brown band, great to have you here. thanks so much. >> thank you. >> recent notes, this is the first time playing on the "today" show. sometimes i ask people in the crowd, is it what you expected? is it what you expected? >> it's amazing. thanks to everybody for showing up. great crowd. >> we have a great day for it. >> and we talk about where you guys have come from. i mean, you have had a fast ride. eight number ones in the last couple of years. do you play in small clubs with just 200 people, now tomorrow you're playing at the meadowlands with kenny chesney. what's changed for your guys? >> we travel a lot more comfortably now and a lot of things have changed. the core of -- we love what we
do, we love our craft, we love the fans. we love to be doing what we love to do. we're blessed every day to get to be here and to be able to do it. this is a great thing. >> we saw your traveling kitchen. so you're eating better now, too. >> yes. >> we're going to find out more about that later. speaking of inspiration, your latest album just went platinum. i don't know if you heard that or not. >> we hadn't. >> we have the platinum. >> we have a little present for you this morning. >> all right. >> congratulations on that. do you ever imagine at this point in your career you would be sitting here celebrating a platinum? >> it's amazing. yeah, every day i pinch myself. >> you are about to perform the number one song "knee deep" for us. i know you did that with one of your heroes, jimmy buffet. >> he is one of the best american songwriters that have ever lived. been covering his songs forever and getting to collaborating with one of my heroes, a milestone of my career. >> i'll grab the mike and let you get back to it.
zac brown, ladies and gentlemen. ♪ ♪ going to put the world away for a minute ♪ ♪ pretend i don't live in it ♪ sunshine gonna wash my blues away ♪ ♪ had sweet love but i lost it ♪ got too close so i fought it ♪ now i'm lost in a world trying to find me a better way ♪ ♪ wishing i was knee deep in the water somewhere ♪ got the blue sky breeze and it don't seem fair ♪ ♪ the only worry in the world is the tide going to reach my
chair ♪ ♪ sun rise there's a fire in the sky ♪ ♪ never been so happy never felt so high ♪ ♪ and i think i might have found me my own kind of paradise ♪ ♪ ♪ wrote a note said be back in a minute ♪ ♪ bout a boat and i sailed off in it ♪ ♪ don't think anybody's gonna miss me anyway ♪ ♪ mind on a permanent vacation ♪ the ocean is my only medication ♪ wishing my condition ain't ever gonna go away ♪ ♪ now i'm knee deep in the water somewhere ♪ got the blue sky breeze blowing wind through my hair ♪ ♪ only worry in the world is the tide going to reach my chair ♪ ♪ sun rise there's a fire in the sky ♪ ♪ never been so happy never felt so high ♪ ♪ and i think i might have found
me my own kind of paradise ♪ ♪ this champagne shore washing over me ♪ ♪ it's a sweet sweet life living by the salty sea ♪ ♪ one day you can be as lost as me change your geography and maybe you might be ♪ ♪ knee deep in the water somewhere ♪ got the blue sky breeze blowing wind through my hair ♪ ♪ the only worry in the world is the tide going to reach my chair ♪ ♪ sun rise there's a fire in the sky ♪ ♪ never been so happy never felt so high ♪ ♪ and i think i might have found me my own kind of paradise ♪ ♪ come on in the water's nice ♪ find yourself a little slice grab a backpack ♪ ♪ otherwise you'll never know until you try when you lose yourself ♪ you find a key to paradise ♪
money ♪ no we don't have a lot of money ♪ ♪ no we don't have a lot of money ♪ no we don't have a lot of money ♪ ♪ no we don't have a lot of money ♪ ♪ all we need is love ♪ free as well ever be ♪ just as free ♪ free as we'll ever be ♪ so we live out in our old van ♪ ♪ travel all across this land ♪ me and you
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well, it's finally a friday and the weather today will be downright comfortable, even inland. 86 degrees in concord. you may kick on your ac after noon. 72 in san francisco, 77 in redwood city and 72 in santa cruz. if you're looking for a warmup, we have just the opposite as we head through next week. temperatures drop. 80 degrees by monday. 70s return on tuesday through thursday.
♪ back live with more of "today" on this friday morning, august 12th, 2011. great weekend. great weather and the grammy-winning zac brown band. first time on rockefeller plaza. they stole our hearts here this morning. we're going to be back with their more country with one more song coming up later in this half hour. >> these guys know how to pour. >> they do. >> they travel with a chef on the road. they cook up barbecue, southern favorites, share with their fans before concerts. they're going to do cooking for us just ahead.
we're all hanging out. >> speaking of being out on the road, the last thing you want to do is be on vacation and then get sick because you're in a dirty hotel room. we're going the tell you what to look out for and how you can stay healthy. got some tips for that. and speaking of staying healthy, skipping cookies and chips. guess what, it's not just what you're eating but maybe how you're eating. and we'll have the details on the changes you can make to help with that. check of the morning's top story, let's go inside to savannah guthrie. >> good morning. in the news, we'll start with politics. so much for minnesota nice. two minnesota republicans michele bachmann and tim pawlenty had the knives out for each other last night in iowa. they're battling for support in iowa's straw poll. he she compared pawlenty to
barack obama and he said she hasn't accomplished anything in congress. but earlier today she said she's been very effective for washington. >> i have, whether it was on the t.a.r.p. debate or obama care or, in particular now, on the last two months when i've been the leading voice, almost the lone voice, in the wilderness of washington fighting aga xual orientation.
firing up now in thedwest.oies we're looking at a little wet weather down through parts of western texas. that's going to knock the temperature down a little bit. beautiful weather. 75 in seattle. 81 and sunshine in portland. look for beautiful weather in the northeast as well. risk of strong storms from the plains all of the way down into the central mississippi ri taking a live look at alcatraz, you can actually see the fog moving. it's starting to burn off a little bit. it's actually pretty thick over some spots, especially across the water. overall, i think we're going to lose all of this cloud cover by 10:30, maybe even 11:00 a.m. today. foggy conditions lasting through the first part of the day but drizzle is mostly staying to our south. that's great news if you're planning to be outside today. 84 inland, 73 by the bay. now to "today's" health.
how to not get sick on vacation. the best place to start, dr. raj is a contributor and editor of "heal "health" magazine and she's here to help us. now we have to worry about the hotel room? >> even the best of hotel rooms has health hazards for you. you want to have a healthy vacation. >> first of all, request a non-smoking room. >> absolutely. these days not just a non-smoking room but a non-smoking floor. if you are smelling smoke there are particles there that can give somebody ill effects of tobacco as well as dust mites, allergens might be lurking in the curtains, bedspreads. make sure you get the smoke-free floor. >> to stay healthy and sticker shock, avoid the mini bar. >> some say no drinking on vacation. but on the social occasions, it's too tempting to have those little bottles there at the mini bar.
they do still have the calories. what you can do is when you check in don't even take the mini bar. leave it at the front desk. you won't be tempted. save the drink for out of the room. >> you also say bring your own snacks. >> there are very few healthy snacks in the hotel rooms these days. lots of chips and cookies but it's hard to find something healthy. bing yo bring your own nuts and dried fruit is a good idea. you want to snack often because you don't want to wait for the two or three big meals for the day. >> once you're in the room, that top bedspread, get rid of it. >> this is a tip that people don't realize, they don't really clean that bedspread between customers. the sheets, they do. that little quilt thing, take it off, leave it on the floor or the closet because that could have other people's erm,s. >> okay, okay, let's leave it there. all righty, dr. raj. even though we know they've got the housekeeping you say it doesn't hurt to bring your own
disinfectant. i bring my own clorox wipes with me. >> absolutely. things like the remote control, the knobs on the tv, these are things that many people are touching. they're not often cleaned very well. you can get nasty germs, colds, viruss. >> and probably avoid the phone in the bathroom? >> yeah. exactly. you don't need to be talking on the phone when you're in the bathroom. if you are, use the wipes. >> and the gym, even if they don't have a gym where you're staying, you still can stay fit. >> this is not the time to take vacation from your exercise. you don't have to do the high-intensity workout like at home but take a walk around the new city that you're in, but sometimes people bring their own portable exercise kits, even doing yoga stretching in your room. you still want to be limber and active. >> avoid the reusable glasses in the room. >> i get suspicious if i see a glass that's not in a sealed plastic bag. i would not use it. even if they put a paper cup on top, you don't know how well they're cleaning it or if they're cleaning it.
use the plastic ones in the sealed bag or just drink out of a bottle. >> and you also say bring a white those generators, which they have apps for now on your phone. >> they do. it's great. even in very high-end hotel rooms you may have a noisy neighbor. you never know. if you are a light sleeper, bring something like that. >> you also say do a renovation check if they're doing work around the hotel. >> there's nothing worse than arriving at a hotel, paid a lot for the room and they happen to be doing major construction two doors down. it could ruin your trip. ask beforehand. >> could be stirring up stuff that maybe affect your allergies. >> yes, dust and things that trigger a bad allergy. >> safety tip, before you turn in you should note where the emergency exits are. >> yes. many hotels, i think almost all of them, have the stickers but no one pays attention. you should pay attention. god forbid, something happen, you need to know. >> go out and count the doors to the exit so you know in case there's smoke or whatever you can feel your way. >> absolutely. you should know where the exit
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♪ this morning on eat smart today, fat habits that keep you fat. if you can't seem to take off the extra pounds even if you're watching what you eat it may be how you're eating that is derailing your weight loss. here with skinny solutions is "today" nutritionist joy bauer. good morning. >> good morning. >> important to watch the fat habits because that could be why you're keeping it on. >> calling it fat habits because it's a catchy title but really they're common behaviors that so many people struggle with. thanks to our website, today.com, earlier in the week put a poll out and we got thousands and thousands of people responding, telling us what their fat habits are. >> let's look at them. number one and one of us are guilty of, eating in front of the tv screen. >> that's right. >> tempting. >> mindless munching. you're engaged in whatever
you're watching, whether you're watching tv or on the computer. you can plow through a bag of chip or a whole row of cookies. the skimpy solution is obvious, power down the distractions. >> turn it off. >> eat without the tv or the computer playing in the background. and it's going to work. >> exactly. >> you will be more mindful of what you're eating and stop when you are comfortably full. >> exactly. your brain processes when you're done. next is another one that a lot of us do is using food for comfort because we all need a little bit of comfort food every now and again. >> right. >> that's got to derail weight loss. >> so many people use it as vice to cope when you're sad or lonely. the long-term solution clearly is to get to the root of what's both thring you. but the short-term solution is distract, distract, distract. come up with something that's convenient and pleasurable instead of eating. if you eat, the aftermath feeling of being bloated makes you feel even worse. so instead of food, you want to
have something as your go-to. maybe put on your ipod, have great fabulous music, go out for a walk. call a friend, polish your nails or organize your purse. but anything. and if you do it over and over again, you are going to look at the food habit with this new hab habit. >> most of the time people eat when they're not hungry. >> yes. you can undo it. >> right. >> but you've got to strategize. >> here's another thing you've got to break the habit with, and that is overindulging on the weekends because a lot of people are good all week and say, okay, it's a little license on the weekend, i can have that piece of cake, i have a couple extra glasses of wine or two or three. >> i get it because we're structured during the week. we tend to eat light and then friday night rolls around and you totally fall off the wagon because you unwind. we avoid ourselves. the skinny solution is to selectively splurge on the weekend and it's the perfect compromise. i tell people to pick one or two splurges that they're going to look forward to and plan them
out. maybe it's a fun cocktail on saturday night. maybe french toast on sunday. but if you only have one or two things over the weekend, you're going to wake up monday morning feeling fabulous. you didn't derail anything. then you're right on track during the week. >> right on track. very good. another thing, i do this all the time. i know i'm not supposed to do it. >> i know what you're going to say. >> standing up while eating. it just takes too much effort to sit down. >> this is interesting because researchers just took two separate groups of people. the first group ate while standing up. the other group ate the same exact amounts of group while sitsing down. a few hours later when both groups went to eat another meal the standers ate 30% more calories than the sitters. and the researchers theorize when you eat standing up you don't psychologically register it as a real meal so then you give yourself permission to overeat at the next meal. the skinny solution is grab a chair, get down and stay a
while. focus on what you're eating. >> the other thing we're doing when we stand up and eat, we're eating straight out of the package half the time. i do that, as well. >> when you're eating out of an open-ended portion you tend to overse overeat. the key here is to ration out what you're going to eat, take a couple of handfuls, put it on a plate, put the package away, and you're most likely to stop at that one portion. >> okay. what mother or father hasn't done this? and that's grab bites from your kid's plate or the plate of your partner, radio it? >> that's right. >> another bad habit. >> i'm estimating if you had three small bites of macaroni and cheese off your kid's pla plate -- >> it doesn't count. >> but it's 150 calories. if you take a little piece for yourself of cheesecake, that could clock in 200 calories. so you really want to just stick with your own plate, the food that's on your own plate. if you don't want a taste or sample, take a slice off of their plate, their portion, put it on your plate and own it.
so you're aware of what you're eating. >> all right. we like that. >> things we like to taste. >> meanwhile, take the fun out of my friday night. >> never, never. i gave you two selective splurges for the weekend. >> okay. cocktails and cheesecake. there we go. meanwhile, falling for those tempts items in the checkout line. how often have we been suckers for that, right? >> we're waiting in line where twiddling our thumbs and those reese's and peanut m&ms and the cooler full of soda pop is calling our name. don't go to the grocery store hungry and do self checkout because the impulse items are not around those things. they're 30% less likely to fall prey to those purchases. >> all right. joy bauer, always great information. thank you. >> thank you. >> fun for us, too. coming up, we've got one more song from the grammy winning zac brown band on our plaza. but first, these messages.
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good morning to you. the clouds are still hanging around at the coast. you can see where that cloud deck is keeping things cool and you can see 54 degrees in san francisco, versus 64 where the sun is out inland. temperatures in the low to mid-80s. 86 degrees, warmest city,s concord, for example, versus 72 in san francisco. if you're looking for the sunshine in the city, you're going to have to wait out a
while but it will be out in full force by 4:00 p.m. it's going to be a nice day, especially when you consider we haven't had a heatwave in august and we continue to cool down next week. mike? >> right at the dublin interchange, 580, it's slow there. speeds below 50 coming out of the altamont pass. one of the eastbound lanes is opened and west side is closed. power pole is down but it's okay so far. mild backup, jon. back to you. for the latest updates, check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook. another live local news update or you during the "today" showi k us outn ich half aho.ur see you then.
♪ enrique iglesias was born with a musical transition but whether he's speaking english or spanish, he is thrilling fans all over the globe. he's going to be rocking the that plaza and stealing hearts here on the plaza. >> how do you say his name? >> enrique. enrique. swooning every woman. >> before you continue your swooning, don't forget, you can
vote, we've got a lot of country, in fact, just america's finest, zac brown band is going to be performing another number for the crowd in plaza. but that's not all, i think this is a first for us. >> yes, it is. >> not only the grammy-winning performers, they can also whip up some good home cooking. zac brown and the band's chef will be showing us what they serve up to fans when they're out on the road. >> they know how to travel. they call that trailer cookie. also ahead, if your home is in need of a facelift and you don't have the money to do a full redecoration, we'll help you pick out a few stunning pieces, whether it's a new lamp or new drapes, you can make a huge statement without making a huge dent in your wallet. but first, amy robach is here good morning. we are live in iowa as the top presidential candidates take their first step toward the run for the white house. and then take a look at this. she's only 10 years old and she's already one of the industry's top fashion models. but is all this, the pose, the
clothes, the makeup, acceptable for a 10-year-old? we're going to talk about that. and a real life jonah and the whale. we will meet the man who swam with a giant blue whale and it was all captured on tape. we will see that this weekend right here on "today." >> the whale swallows jonah. >> that's not good. >> that's not swimming with the whale. >> a little puppet with him. black cat. >> keep him busy. got a check of the final forecast for us? >> let's show you what's happening for the weekend. we've got a risk of strong storms working its way through the mississippi river valley. beautiful weather out west. although sizzling in the southwest and texas again and the gulf coast. then sunday, sunday, we are looking at a lot of rain here in the northeast. slight risk of strong storms. if you have tickets for the yankees game, you could have problems. sizzling weather to the
southeast with monsoonal moisture throughout parts of the sout good morning to you. taking a live look at sunol, you can see a high few clouds overhead. otherwise, we've lost a lot of the cloud cover this morning and looking good as a result. low clouds hugging the coast for the next couple of hours but seeing the thick marine layer pushing back. as we head throughout the day, temperatures nice and comfortable in the 60s. heading towards the 80s. 86 in concord. yes, the weekend has finally arrived and the weekend holds up all weekend long. we drop off next week. >> and that's your latest weather. coming up next, transforming every room of your home with statement pieces for $200 or less. right after this.
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your budget you're saying you can pick one or two exciting wow pieces. >> go for the wow. i found everything here for under $200. some things are ridiculously inexpensive and yet they look so luxurious and has so much personality. >> this is in your entree way. >> no pieces in any room should be throw away. the key to creating an exciting room is personality. umbrella stand. it's the kind of piece that people like seeing pieces with personality. it makes a huge difference. loves this. >> this is a good way to jazz up your table. >> this is from diane von furstenberg home. it's usually our china or the fancy stuff. this you get four pieces for 100 bucks. and look how fabulous it is. i mean, why not? you deserve the best every day. >> you can keep it set. >> exactly. it's so unusual and you can mix this with your white stuff. that's why i love it. >> we know curtains can transform a room. what are these? >> this is from pier one.
only $41 a panel. we worry that curtains are so expensive. this will give like a jewel box effect to a dining room or library or bedroom. i love the peacock pattern, i love this color. >> you can do this almost with an accent, too, with more neutral pieces. >> yes. >> lighting is key. that, we know in is very cute. >> again, the color, i would do two of these on either side of your bed, on your sofa. this is, i think, under $150. it has so much personality. >> where did you get this one? >> this is pier one. >> fabulous. >> i love this from jcpenney because i love the underside of the color here. you can hang things over your dining room table. this is $119. for so little, you get so much. look at the texture. lighting, never underestimate the power of great lighting. >> i deed. the bed. we think about the duvet covers that can add. >> the costs can add up. they cost so much.
this only $79. what i love is that it's so unusual looking. the coloration could work in a bedroom. boys, girls room, anything. it just really jumps out at you and can totally transform your room. >> red can be kind of a neutral. >> it can. especially that red. >> the bedroom. >> shower curtains, we can't afford to redo our bathroom, let's hide it with the fabulous shower curtain. go online, 19 bucks. i love this. i think people so often forget shower curtain is a yucky blah. why not do something with personality. >> what kind of colors would you do with that? >> white or black with white monogram. this is all you need to transform your bathroom. >> this screen. is this to divide your room? >> decorative accent or use it to create two spaces out of one. under $200 from home goods. look how expensive. i love this nickel, the color. you can have fun with this.
so wow. i'm crazy about this screen. >> a lot of sometimes people want art. mirrors are really good. >> mirrors are like the jewelry in a room. i love them. this is from z gallery. under 200 bucks. look how much personality. this is kind of more rustic fun. this is so glam. put a couple of these above the sofa, boom. >> you do have some art and then these guys. i'm glad al is not here because he would give you such grief. >> these are pappapier-mache. they are from west elm. inexpensive. if you had a big family room or high ceiling. just wow it. put these on there, one or two. i just think they were so much fun. >> they do catch the eye. this is pretty. >> yes. we think of art as being expensive we can't afford it so we frame an old poster. this is so fun. the color, i mean, it really transforms a wall. >> final two pieces. >> table, $39. look at the great color.
so great for putting magazines on. this damask chair, i love it from home goods. >> how much is that? >> $200. >> really? >> matches the shower curtain. >> yes, you can do so much with one piece. then the rug, $150. i just saw this at las vegas market. rugs are an instant way to bring a wow to a room. so happy and fun. >> one item can really transform. >> totally transform. you don't need to redo. >> it's great to have you here. great ideas. great to see you. coming up next, he's not only our summer concert star, but he can cook, too. we're going to whip up some southern comfort with zac brown right after this. [ woman ] jogging stroller. you've been stuck in the garage while i took refuge from the pollen that made me sneeze. but with 24-hour zyrtec®, i get prescription strength relief from my worst allergy symptoms. so lily and i are back on the road again. with zyrtec® i can love the air®. bacon?! bacon? bacon! who wants a beggin' strip?
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it was a grueling trip! try new activia french and greek yogurt. a world of great new tastes. ♪ this morning in today's kitchen, a step-by-step guide to cooking on the road. zac brown and chef has been serving up barbecue and other favorites at concerts around the country. inside their cooking trailer, it's called, believe it or not, cookie. zac brown is here with the zac brown band and the band chef. he really knows how to travel in style. this sun believable. everything here is custom made, right? gorgeous trailer. >> yes, ma'am. we designed it so we can bring this restaurant to the people. >> you really are a cook. people don't know that about you, but you and your dad owned a restaurant. what is the eat and greet? >> we have to take it on the
road. now between 100 and 150 fans we sit down for about an hour and eat with them and feed them a gourmet meal. not hot dogs and hamburgers. this ise serious stuff. we carry a bus full of chefs and hospitality to help pull this off. >> i love how you cut that out for the camera here. hi. how does this come about? this is something you serve with you're barbecue. >> it is. i grew up going to camp with my dad. where we would stay had fresh produce and everything. he would bring it over and we would cut everything up. >> cut up the cabbage. >> you can use a real knife at home to make life easier. >> yes. >> so you start off with the cabbage here. >> got the cabbage. what i like to do is take some of it and put it on the cabbage to help me get it on there. a little bit of sugar. got to have a little bit of sugar, a little bit of vinegar. >> white vinegar? >> uh-huh.
white vinegar. and then we're going to take a little bit of kosher salt. i like to salt it when we put it on the plate because the salt pulls the water out of the cabbage. you want to do that, the majority of the salting as you plate it, when you piut it on there. >> you see you fans. >> bring it on. what is that? >> cayenne pepper. got to have a little bit of kick. >> spice. >> a little bit of spice. here. and then put in the other one. green onion. >> green onion. >> yep. and pepper, yep. green bell pepper. tomato. i'm actually going to put that on top when i get that done. yellow mustard. i'm going to put these into -- here with the mayonnaise. and then the secret ingredient, ho horseradish. a little bit of yellow mustard in here. even if you don't like cole s w slaw. >> dessert, we're all about dessert. >> yeah. to go with it. >> this has every single thing i
would dream of. biscuits, pudding? >> yes. being from south louisiana i love bread puddings. i wanted to make one that was really moist and obviously chopped up. >> with eggs here? >> start off with two eggs here. we're going whip those up. and then i'm going to put a little bit of heavy cream and a little bit of half and half. and then a little bit of -- a lot of half and half. and then we're going put some sugar in there. >> definitely not low cal. >> no. >> not even thinking about calories, right? >> i take pretty good care of myself, health conscious. a little bit of melted butter. >> butter and heavy cream. >> yes. got that mixed together. we're going to pour that over the dry ingredients. this is biscuits and all you do is take it and crumble it up. maybe a day old biscuits, chocolate chips and peanut butter. put that over the top. mix that together.
>> fabulous. >> wow pudding? >> it is a wow pudding. >> mix it up really well. it can be separated a little bit because it's at room temperature, the chocolate, it will melt in the oven. >> you bake it in the oven. you have a top? >> i do. you mix it up well. it takes a few minutes to mix up and get all the ingredients combined. take a pan that has been greased and put it down in the pan. a little bit more mixed than that. and then cover it and bake it for an hour. but before that you want to put a little dash of sugar on top and give eigit a nice crust. an hour covered and then about 20 minutes uncovered. this is your final product. >> look at this gorgeous, too. well-done. he can cook, he can sing. all right. still to come, we've got one more song from the zac brown band coming right up, after
>> narrator: the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> enough bread pudding. >> that is good. >> very nice. >> you guys are so great. >> coming up, we still have them talking on this. >> but we got to get out of here. you have one more song. go, go, go, go, go! with one more song "keep me in mind" from the cd "you get what you give." ♪ how come all the pretty girls like you are taking baby ♪ ♪ i've been looking for someone like you to save me ♪ ♪ life's too easy to be so damn
complicated ♪ take your time and i'll be waiting ♪ keep me in mind ♪ ♪ somewhere down the road you might get lonely ♪ ♪ keep me in mind ♪ in a place some day that you will love me only ♪ ♪ i think about you some days and the way i would lay and waste a day after day with you ♪ ♪ we always go our separate ways but no one can love you baby the way i do ♪ ♪ keep me in mind ♪ somewhere down the road you might get lonely ♪ ♪ keep me in mind in a place some day that you will love me
only ♪ ♪ well the world can be real tough ♪ ♪ filed shelter in me ♪ if there's no one else to love keep me in mind ♪ ♪ if ever you wanted me i'll be your man ♪ ♪ i'd be a fool to let you go with someone else ♪ ♪ whatever you want from me i'll be your man ♪ ♪ and i'd give it all up just to have you for myself ♪ ♪ keep me in mind ♪ somewhere down the road you might get lonely ♪
♪ keep me in mind in a place some day that you will love me only ♪ ♪ well the world can be real tough why don't you hold on to me ♪ ♪ when there's no one else to love keep me in mind ♪ ♪ keep me in mind ♪ and i'll hold you darling ♪ keep me in mind ♪ i'll be your man ♪ keep me in mind ♪ come on don't put it off ♪ keep me in mind ♪ come on don't put it off ♪ come on little mama
then driving away is now back behind bars. 21-year-old andrew pleaded not guilty to drunk driving and felony hit-and-run charges. he drove the wrong way up montgomery street in san francisco when he plowed into 9-year-old ryan white. white and his family were in town from philadelphia to watch the giants play the phillies at at&t park last thursday. his client is remorseful and ashamed but when questioned by reporters, the attorney lashed out calling it a media circus. >> why don't we do this. why don't we go back into the courtroom and this is where the case needs to be decided. let me show you where this is. it's called a courtroom. this is where justice is dispensed. >> vargas' next court is august 16th. white is still in serious condition at a san francisco hospital. he has broken bones and severe head injuries. time now for a quick on the
weather. >> i've got good news for you, john. temperatures are really comfortable. 53 in santa rosa. a nice cool start to a mid-august morning wake r making way to really comfortable conditions. 86 in concord. that is the warmest city that is forecasting across the bay area. 72 in san francisco and 84 in los gatos. as we continue through the weekend, temperatures stay nice and comfortable. they drop off on sunday. 70s come back in the mix on tuesday through thursday. let's check your drive right now with mike. still slow through antioch. speeds coming back up into the 50s. still have that closure for most of the valley road. one of the eastbound lanes gets through the hop. metering lights just turned off. expect slowing by the a's game as well as gold again gate bridge. the fog is starting to burn off from the marin side.
from nbc news, this is "today," with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hello, everybody. hoda, we made it to the end of the week, it's try-day, friday, august 12th. it's -- >> we're getting close to labor day. >> you're going off to rehoboth. >> are you going to hang in the city? >> going off to michigan, my new love, michigan forks a friend's wedding. i'll tell you all about it next week. and because we're on the top of every trend, baby, what's going on in the world?
>> there's a trend out there called horse-manning. we're going to describe it to you. it's a huge internet craze. people are taking pictures that make it look like they've been beheaded. >> because what's more fun? >> nothing. >> first started in the 1920s. people who had sick brains even back then. >> you can see some of the photos. it looks like this one. >> yes. >> that looks like they're beheaded. >> yes.1q&h(lc& >> and -- ooh! that is terrible. >> they look pretty good. >> they are really good. >> excuse me. >> is that gutter? what's he on? >> i don't know. >> people called us and asked us, why don't you do that? because we need to get on trend. >> all right. here it is. this one blsays, i can 100% guarantee that the internet wants to see kathie lee and hoda do the horseman. >> here it is. >> that -- >> we did koit. we did -- kind of. >> who's hotter than us?
>> nobody. we keep talking about facebook. we are interactive on our show, we love our facebook friends. we've always talked about the dangers of it as well. how people can get obsessed with it. like anything else. so there's a new study. what's it say in. >> it talks ! kids, they found that kids who are on facebook more are, they have lower grades and they get, i think it's more like more depressed or something. they're in a funk. >> and because, and they can't concentrate the same. so --8z that's the bad news. because they tested kids in school. who stopped what they were focusing on in school and then did something on their facebook page. >> back and forth. back and forth. >> that makes sense anywhere, any time your focus is taken off one thing to focus on something else. >> it's so easy now with facebook. >> i think the big issue to me in facebook and high school kids, is the bullying part. if one kid is ostracized on
facebook. it explodes all over the place and it's a huge nightmare for the poor kid who gets bullied. >> my subject on monday will be that very thing. >> part of me thinks there should be an age limit for facebook. >> why are kids using facebook while they're in school. shouldn't that be wrong? >> they're on the computer anyway at school. >> they have iphones and you can get on it. >> i think you should not be able to use it unless in case of emergency during school hours. is that crazy? >> i don't think that's crazy. kids are so techie. no looks up at your face. they're always looking down at something. and it's funny. i noticed it with kids all the time now. they're so much more comfortable looking down and that talking to you. if you want to catch somebody's eyes, whether you're waiting in line to buy a coffee at starbucks or whatever, it's hard to get people to look you in the eye any more. >> it's hard enough to get a family together in today's world. nobody has dinner together, much less -- it's hard. so, but there is some good news. a study finds in a facebook
helps children find their identities. really? >> and helps them empathize with others? >> empathize? i don't know. i think it's narcissistic in many, many ways. look at this new picture and how i looked yesterday and look at my new dress. >> it is gross. sometimes you get carried away. you don't even realize it. you know what's funny. i was like here and me and my mom having a birthday. and i'm like, oh, my god, i'm becoming one of those people i hate. >> i hoped you would realize that. there's a birthday besides yours this week, it's happy remember rad and whatever in the '80s and chillin', yo. >> we still say those things. things have changed. >> mtv's millenniumial translator has a new crop of slang. it is, just sayin'. >> that's what i say. t did you know how hip
it's a way to show you disagree or disapprove. >> cassie says you have a musical taste of a 17-year-old. >> i really do. i love all the same songs -- frenemy. i don't think it's possiba(a t one. you're either one or the other. >> smh, do you know what that is? >> shake my head. like i can't even find the words to reply. >> do people say that? >> it's a different term, but the same old thing. >> the idiotic valley girl stuff that we grew up with, likedy in the 1800s. >> epic. >> more awesome than awesome. >> it is epic. >> random. that's been around. quirky and disconnected. >> meh, is kind of funny. meh. it's like a barnyard, we could say that during some of our interviews. >> this is what's funny. that's supposed to brand you as qhat's supposed to brand you as "meh." >> are you serious?
okay. we've been trying to tell you this for weeks. now it's finally time we waited until friday, we thought it was appropriate. until friday, we thought it was appropriate. america's five kinkiest nbciti. they did this whole survey and i don't know who they are. >> i hope our taxpayer dollars, now that we're down to two cents left did not go to this research. >> they judged them for sexual satisfaction among other things. numberxd five, atlanta, georgia. can you watch importaporno in a theater. and go to an all nude strip club and get a lap dance from women in their 70s. and atlanta couples report 80% satisfaction. >> especially the 70-year-old women. >> according to the trojan survey. trojan does surveys. that's ridiculous. >> all right. >> the next one is -- and i thought this. because i've been there. >> she's been saying this. >> hurley, wisconsin.
there are six strip clubs and only 1547 residents. that's one for every 3, no, 238 people. lucky herlyens. >> las vegas is number three, if you're looking for swinger's club, get-togethers and dungeon clubs and the like. number two and i'm proud of my favorite city, new orleans. mardi gras hosts the big easy, 300,000-strong party all week. >> but it's crazy all year-round. and number one the kinkiest city in america according to the survey is roselawn, indiana. home to the family-friendly nudist resort, ponderosa sun club. the naked silly cook club. the list was done by alternet.org. >> i'm ready for your friday funny. >> i want to hear it. i want to hear, it is time for the friday funny.
>> all right. blanche and her husband, bill, went to the state fair every year. and every year bill tried to convince his wife to take a ride on the helicopter. that took people on a sight-seeing tour of the area. but blanche always responded that the ride was $50 and she would always say, $50 is $50. one year bill told blanche, you know, honey, i'm 78 and if i don't ride that helicopter on this occasion, i might never get another chance. his wife responded as she always does, $50 is $50. the pilot overheard the conversation and said, tell you what, folks, i'll take you both on a ride. if you can stay quiet for the entire trip, i won't charge you a penny. but if you say one word, you have to pay the $50. blanche and bill decided that the offer was too good to pass up. so they agreed the and up they went. the pilot did a series of fancy maneuvers, but he didn't hear a word. and i did some daredevil tricks and still, not a word. finally he landed a helicopter. by golly, i did everything to
get you to yell out and you didn't do it, i'm impressed. and blanche said, to tell you the truth, i was scared to death and almost hollered when bill fell out, but $50 is $50. >> now let's bring on bobbie for bobbie's buzz. >> this is the end of my hair segment from the other day. this is a brush that's two in one. if you hold this button down it can be a flat, paddle brush or it converts into a round brush. >> for hair-drying purposes, right? >> wow. >> love it. >> everybody is asking about frizz-busters. these two new cone irons are flat irons by remington and ricky's olive oil infused. so the flat iron, the plates actually leave a conditioner on your hair. >> but they don't damage it at all. >> they're infused with avacado and silicone-based conditioners. and everyone has been flipping
out about the top styler heated -- these are crazy. >> can you see this? these are hair clips that are heated. so you twist someone's hair like ms. sara's. she had her hair done and you put it in a loop with two fingers. you let this -- you let this clip sit there and it will -- >> pin curl, you don't have to use the kurcurling iron -- >> i've been using them all week. >> it's absolutely adorable. >> congratulations on the bobbie doll segment. big hit. love you, bobbie girl. all right. coming up, we have allison janney. >> the movie "the help" is out and she is one of the stars of the show. so we're excited. and we're going to -- it's ambush makeover day, come on. >> i can't wait. >> let's just get this going. get the messages out and we'll be right back.
if you haven't had a chance to read "the help" now's your chance to go see it. the best-selling novel has become the highly-anticipated film by the same name. >> it's terrific, it takes place in the deep south during the 1960s and stars allison janney as an overbearing southern mother, who desperately wants to see her free-spirited daughter conform to the norm and settle down. >> oh, now look at this. this dress is just precious on you. just take it in a little here. a little there. get your hair fixed. >> i got a job today. >> where? >> writing for the "jackson journal." >> great. you can write my obituarobituar. charlotte phelan dead, her daughter, still single. >> nice, allison, j you know
it's so much fun to be here with you, the last time you were here, you were doing broadway, you were doing "9 to 5." >> i like to switch it up, keep it interesting. >> this is such a great book. and you're always afraid to watch the movie after you've read the book.] i so, so enjoyed the movie. i thought it really captured it. >> i thought tate taylor who wrote the adaptation and wrote the screenplay, did a marvelous job. they both stand on their own. >> when you're a lover of a book, you miss certain things. but i think if you've never read the book, this stands totally on its own. some terrific casting on this. emma stone, she's having a big year. you know who i think is fantastic in this as well as you, by the way -- is ron howard's daughter. is a terrific actress. >> and a really hard part. she plays the evil hilly. she plays it beautifully. >> shoe sure does. some people haven't read the book so explain what we're
seeing here. >> it takes place in the south, in jackson, mississippi, in the 1960s, the beginning of the civil rights movement. and the relationships that form between the black maids and the white children, they help raise. which sometimes those bonds were stronger than the actual real parents of the kids. it's about voila davis' character, she plays aibilene who finally has to speak. she can't be silent any more. and the girl, emma stone plays my daughter and they meet up and she tells her story and what happens. >> does emma stone's character plays skeeter wants to leave and find her life as a writer. >> and i want her to be married. because it reflects badly on me if she's not married. and i think i know what's best for her. and as some parents do, they think they know what's best for their children. and it's wonderful, slightly different in the movie, because tate gave charlotte an arc, where they see each other for who they really are at the end.
>> i liked how the black maids in the book and in the movie and in the book, you really feel the wisdom. i worked in fact, in greenwood, mississippi, where some of the movie was shot, which is weird. and i worked a lot in the south and i always thought there was such wisdom among a lot of the women there and sometimes people never quite got it. like you're getting it in the movie. >> absolutely. we these are sitting here. this is milk punch. a thing that is drunk down there. you go to church and you go home and have your milk punch. >> what is in here? >> condensed milk and bourbon. >> how about your southern accent. >> wait a minute, i feel like it's christmas time. >> a little nutmeg. >> ooh, that's a very good milk punch. >> you see how we do it here? >> i know how you did it there, that's why i wanted to bring this and introduce it to you.
>> a mint jewulep would have be nice, too. >> you being, you're in the heat and you're with all of these wonderful people in greenwood, who opened their homes to us and we had this and sat there and listened to them talk all day long. >> the great stories and great story-tellers. >> they are. >> cheers to you÷n and it is su a great, great movie. >> you can catch it right now in theaters this minute. right next, we've got three, two, one, live, with sarah. hi, mom. how was school today? [ girls ] good. ♪ ♪ thank you! ♪ phew! [ ernie ] we make our cookies the way only keebler elves can:
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>> anything? >> anything sweet for me. i'm a sweet person. cakes, cookies. ho-hoes, things like that. i love that stuff. >> my favorite thing is maryland crabs. and my manicurist's mother's mrs. polodoro's eggplant parmesano. >> if i was on death row, i would want her to make it for me before i get zapped. >> and you guys both love peanut butter cups. >> that's more hoda's thing. >> next up is pat from texas. >> my question is what is on your bucket list. >> hmmm. you have to go with that. >> i have projects that i'm very much hoping to bring to broadway or bring to the cinema. bring to the screen. so -- >> what project? >> well i have "saving amy" opening in seattle this september 30th. one of the musicals that i've
been writing forever and ever. and the other one, my first musical was called "under the bridge" and i would like to see that made into a film. >> those two things. >> and by the way, "saving amy" is going to be a big, big deal. >> what about your bucket list? >> i want to travel a little bit more. i feel like i haven't had enough opportunity to travel and i haven't carved out trial. >> you have a lot for work, but not just to enjoy. >> that's what i would like to do. >> next up, stephanie from indianapolis. >> hi, what do you like best about working with one another? >> we get paid. >> it's always joyful. kathie lee, by the way, has, she's in a good mood 24/7. you really are. you walk in the makeup room or you pretend every day. you like to know what's coming and you're always upbeat. >> i'm never in a better mood than hoda does, we both come to play. we know that's our job, but at
the same time we enjoy it. ant i can't speak for hoda, but i absolutely love the woman, love her to pieces. >> love you back. >> that's why the teasing works. because we know that underneath it all is a friendship and ffection. gu,bye, guys, thank you. coming back, back-to-school year. oh, there's a prize, all right. is it a robot? no. is it a jet plane? nope. is it a dinosaur? [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] inside every box of heart healthy cheerios are those great tasting little o's made from carefully selected oats that can help lower cholesterol. stickers? uh-uh. a superhero? ♪ kinda. [ male announcer ] and we think that's the best prize of all. ♪
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good morning, erveg everybody. it's 10:26. a husband is heart broken and grieving after finding his pregnant wife dead and killed by the family pitbull. police say greg went to his house and found his pitbull standing over his dead 32-year-old wife. he then called police and put the dog in the bark yard with the female pitbull. while emergency crews were there trying to revive the woman, the dog viciously attacked her face and neck and got loose.
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morning. let's talk about what is happening overall. the cloud deck is pushing back out to sea. the santa cruz mountains will have clouds but we're getting clearing. warming up to 55 degrees in san francisco. 69 in concord and 60 degrees in san mateo. as we head throughout the afternoon, the sun comes out over the entire bay area and temperatures are really comfortable as a result. 81 in fremont and 72 for san francisco and 72 in santa cruz. oh, we've got more kbogood weat over the weekend. let's check that drive. we're kog all right. lighter volume but we have this sticking point through walnut creek. one of the eastbound lanes is still opened. early in the morning, a car hit a power pole and took the power out. issues around the vicinity as well. the a's game for congestion on
880 later and slowing for the outside lands festival. back to you. >> mike, thank you very much. for the latest traffic and news updates, check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook. join us monday morning for today in the bay starting at 4:30. we're back on this try-day friday, and it's time for our plaza ambush makeover. we pluck two lucky ladies out of the plaza and surprise them with a new look. >> our crack makeover team contributor to the stars, louis lakari and "us weekly" contributor and author, jill martin. >> starting on monday. >> all right. kids, how we doing? how was it today? >> oh, great, it was a beautiful day. whenever it's a beautiful day. the crowd is huge. it was an easy pick. the hardest part was picking which ladies to pick. >> your first pick was karen potter. 37 years old from rusty hills,
connecticut. we asked her what her daily beauty routine was. and she replied,fy get to shower, it's a good day. let's listen to her story. >> karen is a in a state of shock. so we're going it talk to your husband, why do you think she deserves this? >> she stays home, raising our three kids and does such an amazing job with them and finally something for her is very well deserved. >> aw, are you ready for this? >> i am. >> there's one missing here, right, at home. but are you guys ready for a whole new mommy? >> yes! >> all right. >> scott and the kids, colin and lee are off to the side, you guys keep your blindfolds on until i give you the green light. here is karen before. all right. karen, let's see the new you. wow! wow, wow, wow! all right. >> all right. kids, you guys ready to take off your blindsfolds? take a look. dad, you, too. >> oh, my goodness.
>> wow. >> mom, are you ready to see yourself? >> have you seen you? >> not yet. >> right here. karen -- >> you are hot. >> gorgeous. >> wow. >> turn around, what do you think, dad, you like? >> she's wonderful. >> look at his tears. ? that hair looks awesome. >> karen is an awesome-looking girl. you're beautiful. you're beautiful with the pony tail. what we did here is give her this great haircut. it's slightly longer in the front, shorter in the back, which gave her this great look. and i just gave her a pinch of color. this will wear away. so she can keep it, she doesn't have to keep it. >> keep it, keep it. >> it's gorgeous, we love it. >> i gave her the formula. >> what do you guys think, what do you think? >> it's awesome! >> awesome! >> you like? >> yes. she likes. >> go on over and see mox. >> can you go ahead. speaking of awesome. look at this figure. >> look at that, that's a huge
trend on the runway. here's how to incorporate it into every day life with this dress by white house black market. >> home run! [ applause ] >> you can join your husband and son. good job. >> the second lady is christy albert, 41 from hastings, nebraska, the only time she wears makeup is when she's going to a wedding. she's excited to receive a glam new look. let's listen to her story. >> i know you want this for your mom, tell us why? >> because she works really hard for other people and she missed her last haircut. >> why did she miss her last haircut? >> because she was taking care of us. >> why do you want this for your sister? >> she has five kids and as emma said, she works really hard and it's a treat for her to come out to new york and this will make it even more exciting. >> are you ready for a glamorous new look? >> very. >> oh, how exciting. >> she's here with her daughter, emma, her friend and her daughter.
we'll keep the blindfolds on, while we bring out the brand-new christie. right this minute. >> another winner. >> you're not going to walk too far. just stay right there. >> okay, you guys, emma, kathy, susan, take them off. >> oh, my gosh! >> i think they like it. >> christie -- >> oh! >> you look awesome. >> put your glasses on, you can see. oh, my gosh. >> beautiful. >> turn around, yeah. >> look right in that camera so we can see the contrast. louis, what did you do? >> she had beautiful hair, with way too much layers. is we brought it up so the layers are more in proportion. i softened her hair. she had highlights in her natural color which were starting to go a little bit gray. i gave her a single process to warm up her color and added the soft golden highlights. and added a pinch of makeup to make the whole story go
together. you look like 31, not 41. >> what do you guys dczthink? >> it's great. >> and jill, that's a great outfit. it's very versatile. >> three pieces every woman should have in her wardrobe. great jeans, a party top, a tank top, in case things get wildsui later and a great black blazer. and these earrings are by roberta chiarella. >> before we say good-bye. we're going to say good-bye to one of our good friends. she's only going to go for a little while, her name is lee. lee, careful. >> she works with louis. >> and the baby is going to be here next week. >> lee is about to have a baby. we've been waiting for this baby forever. lee, we love you, come back as soon as you have that baby. we'll be waiting for you. >> happy birthday. >> and all right. i can never read this. >> coming up next, we're going to have creative centerpieces that are going to be nothing to sneeze about. >> i see that part.
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no sequel for that guy. there are still-sq'ty of summer weekends left to entertain. >> a fewen but if you or your guests come up with allergies, you'll need to come up with creative centerpieces that won't send them away sneezing. >> laura is here with great ideas. how are you? >> great. thank you. you know your centerpieces
should be mouth-watering. they shouldn't make your eyes water. so for guests that are allergic. these are whimsical. >> is that jello? >> that's very cute, actually. >> and i would love it if you could add to the sand. this is supposed to be the ocean with duckies. and the key to working with jello is putting half the liquid in it and it will congeal. after a half-hour, put anything in it that you want. if you want it more sophisticated you can put some candy in it. and on this show, i had to do chardonnay jello. >> is it seriously? >> seriously. it is half drank. it's gone. >> because -- >> what are you exactly? >> because we had half of it already, she thinks that's funny. >> the truth is always funny. >> have you girls ever faked it in your life? >> no. >> good, you're going to fake it now. >> it's too much work to fake it. >> if you're going to fake flowers, you don't want your guests to sneeze, what you do is
fill fauxes, which these are, with water. and here's the real fake. put a little rose scent on them. but here's the real deal. just a couple of falling-down petals. >> are these real petals or fake? >> no, it adds to the fakeness, or realness. >> and this is fake, i like it. >> this is real. it's real, money does grow on trees, and my sneezeless cent centerpieces. >> that's basically what our monday any is worth now anyway. >> this is also versatile. you don't only need this in the summer. you put together these little bow ties. >> this is real money? >> yes. >> oh! >> i thought it was fake money. >> no, it's real. four corners out. and then for the inside, you do the four corners inward. you put it together with a little wire mesh and this is what you have. >> now that's adorable. >> like for a graduation gift. >> and then as a centerpiece, you can give it to your guest, which i'm going to do right now.
>> if you won the lotto. do it with $20s, right? >> yes. >> this is really quick, costs you two cents and takes you two seconds. just put some food coloring in the water and it's gorgeous. good to go. >> see, easy-peasy. >> candles are great, but we've done them. use a watermelon to be whimsical as a candle-holder. and all of these centerpieces, we can smell it now. this is the way to do it easily. just stick some interesting fruit on, and some flower cutters, done. >> love this. genius. >> sore bay, m&ms, you're done. it's sneezeless and mouth-watering. >> and adorable. like you, too, laura. thank you, darling. up next, from lunch boxes to backpacks, the products that will make your kids want to go back to school. >> and the scotto family --
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hard to believe that the back-to-school season is soon >> take us to backpacks. these are some funky-looking 3o backpacks. >> this is from nan-packs. kids will not have backpack confusion. and parents will be able to spot them on the playground. >> for the younger set, we have this one for steve and joseph, the rolling backpack, with wheels and handles. when they're little, it can get
a little heavy. the rule is when shopping, the backpack shouldn't weigh more than 10% of the child's body weight when it's loaded. >> they do so much damage to their spines and necks. >> for the girl, a fun option, down on the corner is land's end. nice graphic detail with trim. it can be personalized. this one, for the fashionistas, they'll go ga ga for these details. >> this is skip haas oil bag. i love the detail. the colors, it's sweet, its nice am compact, it can still fit the essentials. this is built's scatter dot bag. and down in front, a lot of little pirate-lovers out there, that one is from steven joseph. >> i like the freezer packs that you put in. >> there was a study recently that said 98% of kids lunches are at room temperature. which is unsafe for perishable items. you want to get something like
these freezer packs to add in. these are affordable from target and container store. >> this is a new spin win on make today's fun. and blank ones that parents can personalize. and÷o there's a charity angle f this. >> look at this one. part of the proceeds go do the lunchbox fund, which is really great. >> i never got a note. i never had anything. >> you were -- >> it's a great time for parents to start. >> and for ecoproducts, we have the eco-ditty bags, a great way to replace the reusable plastic bags, 100% cotton. and they come with pens so kids can personalize them. and the towel, they can be used as reusable napkins or place maplacemats for kids. these are the twisted erasers, 99 cents. >> we think kids are going to collect them in colors. and calendar for parents, back to school. a great one made from recycled
now on cooking with the scottos, it's a birthday celebration. >> and here to spread some good cheer are marian and her kids, elena, john and anthony of the new york famed restaurant, presto by scotto. where we had a nice little birthday lunch -- >> who cares. >> a couple of days ago. and anthony brought us all our favorite -- >> what is it? >> except for john. so anyway, welcome, everybody. >> we're doing something a little different.
elena is always at the end. we decided to bump her up to the front of the train. >> it takes a birthday to get me to the front of the line here. >> tell me what you're making. >> this is the deal. we're celebrating your birthday. we brought our favorite dishes from fresco. this is a great way to cleanse your palate before a meal. three simple ingredients. from raspberry puree syrup. lemon sorbet, and then prosecco. >> an it's very refreshing. wonderful for the summer. >> so while you're looking at the other recipes and helping the rest of the family cook, it's a great way to start the meal. >> thank you. >> so happy birthday! >> great. >> kathie lee's birthday? tuesday. >> mine don't count any more. >> this is your favorite. i'm seeing kathie lee's favorite. >> the polenta is unbelievable. >> so i'm doing our famous
creamy polenta. i am boiling the water. and milk. we're then going do add some polenta. when it reaches a boil, stir it in, it takes about six minutes until it actually absorbs all the liquid. uh-huh, uh-huh. >> and then our secret at fresco, is once it's done, we add marscapone. >> you know the first time i ever had it, i was in the restaurant. i wasn't on the show, it was years ago and al roker was sitting next to me. eating a plate of this stuff and i went -- what is this. and he said, you never had it? and he gave me a big bite. >> once you have one -- you'll never -- >> unbelievable. >> you'll always have a second. >> it's delicious. >> uh-huh. >> come here. >> come here -- okay, this, wait, we had this at our birthday lunch at scotto's. >> this is red snapper,ala hoda.
and the polenta is ala klg. >> i salted, peppered, sauteed it. now we start with our onion. and our garlic. >> of course. >> is there anything you make at the restaurant that doesn't have a little bit of garlic in it? >> we're italians, this is our perfume. you got to have a base of garlic or onion. >> it's so good for you. >> i love it. >> and then tomatoes. >> tomatoes. >> and corn. >> now you're really supposed to cook the cherrybm minutes, okay? >> okay. >> we don't have that time. and then you top it off with corn. >> who is better than you? >> nobody! >> wait a second. >> come on, anthony. kathie lee has been dying for this. >> how many years ago. >> how many years ago? >> at least ten. >> at least ten. about ten years ago, you came into the restaurant and you
wanted an idea for a new eggplant. you just didn't want eggplant. and you thought the idea was to add zucchini. >> i remember. >> and it's been that famous for that long at our restaurant. >> you kraelted it. >> you created it. >> kathie lee's creation. ricotta cheese, eggs, mozzarella and some parsley and salt and pepper. >> kathie, what we're going to do is flour, egg, we've got this right. and then egg, the bread crumbs, got that. we're frying it. once we've gotten them cool. once we've gotten them cool. we're going to start the layers. i start the bottom layer. exactly right. you're going to add a little ricotta cheese on top? and then we're going to lakem a zucchini and eggplant. >> and keep doing it until it's finished. >> get your fork in there. >> i love you guys. >> tomato, three layers. >> it's great. >> one of the greatest restaurants in all of new york. >> you guys, come back monday, we have jeff bridges and lynda
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