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picking up the volume now. >> continuing to follow that shooting on 880 this morning. >> we'll see you at 11:00. good morning. nbc news exclusive. >> these extremist fringe groups have no place in the american debate. >> vice president mike pence condemns white supremacist and the kkk for that deadly violence in virginia. president trump under fire for stopping short. >> why won't the president use those same words and why hasn't he? >> the attorney general jeff sessions responds to the uproar. as the suspect of that fatal attempt goes to court. the regime's deadline to ready a possible strike on guam fast approaches. trouble in the tropics. tropical storm gert forms in the atlantic ocean.
this morning, its impact up and down the east coast. all that and the notorious el chapo heads back to court. tom cruise proves he is in a risky business. and usain bolt electrici fo the crowd with one more lap. today, monday, august 14th, 2017. >> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today." so good to have you on a monday morning. we have craig in for matt. good morning. >> we have a lot to get to. including fallout from the clashes with white nationalists and protesters in charlottesville, virginia. >> a suspect accused of ramming his car into a crowd, will be arraigned on murder and other charges. the fbi and federal prosecutors
have opened up civil rights investigations into that crash. vigils across the country to honor the life of heather heyer and other victims. overnight, mike pence spoke out telling nbc news, dangerous fringe groups like white supremacists and the kkk has no place in america. president trump has not singled out specific groups in his response to this weekend's violence. we'll talk about that with jeff sessions in just a moment. first, we have a team of correspondents standing by with the latest. we'll start with tom costello at the scene this morning. tom, good morning. >> reporter: quite quiet here. we have not seen white supremacists here. but their message on saturday was that this country belongs to whites and the jews should also get out. we had an alteration between a white nationalist leader and protesters.
massive demonstrations across the country. in seattle sunday, chaos and confusion, police deploying flash grenades there to. across the country, in denver, new york, baltimore and houston. while back in virginia, a solemn gathering at a site where a woman died on saturday. this morning, 20-year-old alex fields will be in court charged with second-degree murder. accused of driving his car into a crowd ofadministrators on pur. killing 32-year-old heather heyer. her mother, devastated. >> i'm very sad. i'm very, very sad. but i can't be angry because angry will make me hate. and hate only leads to more hate. >> reporter: outside of toledo,
fields' mother said his arrest caught her by surprise. >> i just knew he was going to a rally. i try to stay out of his political views. >> reporter: a former high school teacher says, fields had neo-nazi leanings. >> he thought the nazis were great. and hitler was great. the white supremacy thing, he was into it. >> reporter: in charlottesville on sunday, demonstrators shouted down kessler. who suggested police and counterprotesters were for the violence. >> that is the anti-white hate. >> reporter: within minutes, the crowd rushed the microphone, punching him in the face before police escorted him to safety. and virginia is mourning the loss of two state troopers. killed when the police
helicopter crashed following the melee. governor terry mcauliffe blamed their deaths on the white supremacists. >> get out of the country. >> reporter: the fbi, the department of justice have launched a civil rights investigation, to determine if alex fields planned the attack in which he mowed down people with his car. heather heyer was allegedly killed, the 32-year-old. down the street from me, there's a makeshift memorial to heather heyer who died on saturday. many people wearing t-shirts with her picture placed dead-center on the t-shirt itself. police charged one man with misdemeanor assault for spitting on that nationalist yesterday. >> thank you. president trump has come under fire for not explicitly condemning the role of white supremacists in those deadly protests. and that has many of his administration doing some damage control this morning. kristen welker has that part of the story for us. kristen, good morning.
>> reporter: craig, good morning to you. there is mounting pressure on president trump to publicly denounce the white supremacist at the root of the violence in virginia. he didn't do it over the weekend. and democrats and republicans are united. he needs to speak out more forcefully. this morning, the white house grappling with the ongoing backlash over the words that president trump didn't say in the wake of the violent clashes in virginia. not specifically calling out white supremacist groups behind it all. >> he missed an opportunity to be explicit here. >> call this white supremacists evil. >> reporter: the president's statement on saturday, seemed to suggest that everyone shared some blame. >> hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides. many sides. >> reporter: the president's failure to condemn the nationalists, significant because during the campaign, some of those groups supported him.
and over the weekend, former kkk leader david duke said they were protesting in the president's name. >> we're determined to take our country back. we're going to fulfill the promises of donald trump. >> reporter: the reaction swift and angry. including from republicans. senator marco rubio urged the president to call them terrorist attacks. and trump's short-limited communications director. >> he needs to be harsh in the nature of that. >> reporter: on sunday, the president's daughter ivanka trump tweeting, there should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy. the white house trying to contain the fallout, saying the president's exclusion includes the kkk and all white supremacist groups. >> the top advisers clarify. >> i condemn the groups that espouse this hatred, i cannot be clearer. >> was that terrorism yesterday? >> what terrorism is, is the use
of violence to incite terrorism and fear. >> reporter: as a candidate, mr. trump said labels are important. critical to eradicating radical islamic terrorism. >> anyone who cannot name our enemy is not fit to lead this country. >> reporter: now, the president's saturday silence on white hate groups is creating a deafening problem for the white house. the president was silent on sunday, including on twitter. he has sent out a series of tweets, this morning, including this one. heading to washington this morning. much work to do. focus on trade and military. but still nothing about virginia. it's the one topic people all across the country are waiting for him to revisit. savannah? craig? >> kristen welker for us from new jersey. we're hearing from the vice president, mike pence, as he begins a week-long trip to south and central america. he singled out white supremacists, neo-nazis and the kkk, he defended the president for not citing those groups in his statement.
peter alexander is traveling with the vice president and spoke with him one-on-one. peter, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. i traveled to colombia with the vice president. during our interview, he did what many critics say the president should have done. he condemned white nationalists, white supremacists and neo-nazis. i began our conversation asking him why the president didn't call out those groups by name. >> president trump yesterday stated clearly that he condemns hate and violence in all of its forms. we will not tolerate hatred and violence of groups like white supremacists and kkk and the neo-nazis. the extremist fringe groups have no place in the american debate. we condemn them in the strongest of terms. >> why won't the president use those words? why hasn't he? >> i think the american people
heard the president idea, condemn in his words, organizations that purvey hate and violence. the american people heard him. what they also heard, peter, was the president calling for national unity. >> to be fair, some americans heard that. others didn't, including orrin hatch. we should call evil by its name. my brother didn't give his life fighting hilter will for nazi ideas not to be challenged here at home. was it a mistake for the president not the be more clear? if you were advising him now, would you suggest he do it differently? >> i think the president yesterday spoke into a national moment. words that the american people needed to hear. we condemn acts of violence, acts of hatred. >> he said on many sides. name those sides. what are the sides? >> as i said today, we condemn in the strongest terms, the hat terms the hate and violence
advocated by groups like white supremacists and neo-nazis and their ilk. >> that's their one side and what's the other side as you say on many sides. as we look throughout the course of many years, we've seen protests turn violent. we've seen fringe groups use peaceful protest and violent to bring violence in some cases against police officers. >> with respect there was only one group yesterday, mr. vice president, killed an american. >> and we're bringing the full weight of the federal government to bear the investigating and prosecuting that individual for that heinous act that took the life of that innocent woman. i will tell you, peter, that i take issue with the fact that many in the media are spending more time criticizing how the president addressed the issue. >> this is orrin hatch and corey gardner, sir. i'm reading their quote. >> many in the media spent an awful lot of time about what the president said instead of criticizing those who brought the hatred and violence to the
streets of charlottesville, virginia. >> reporter: at the end of our conversation, i asked the vice president if this was an act of domestic terrorism. he says it may well have been. he said the administration is exploring that. the president has directed the department of just toys initiate a full investigation into an attack that he said was eerily similar to other terrorist attacks around the world. craig and savannah? >> peter
alexander, thank you so much and we are joined by attorney general jeff sessions. sir, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. >> let's talk about the president's words that we're focusing on at the moment and he said on saturday that this was an e greemgious display of hatred, bigotry and violence and he seemed to add on many sides. on many sides and he was asked and given an opportunity to specifically condemn white supremacists who are protesting. why didn't he call them out? >> he made a very strong statement that directly contradicted the ideology of hatred, hatred, bigotry, racism,
white supremacy. those things must be condemned in this country. they're totally unacceptable, and you can be sure that this department of justice and his administration is going to take the most vigorous action to protect the right of people like heather heyer to protest against racism and bigotry. we're going to protect the right to assemble and march and we're going to prosecute anybody to the full extent of the law that violates their ability to do so. you can be sure of that. >> attorney general sessions, let me follow up a little bit, though. >> because you say it was a forceful statement, but he adds that this violence that's been going on, this hatred and bigotry was on many sides. on many sides, he says, which seems to equivocate. what are the other sides? >> well, we've had violence around the country in any number of ways over decades. we've had these spasms of violence that are unacceptable
in america. he did say he wasn't just talking about donald trump or barack obama. he said these problems have been going on for a long time. he said what happened in charlottesville is unacceptable. we need to find out what happened, that it's wrong and we need to study it and see what, as a nation we can do to be more effective against this kind of extremism and evil, really. i thought it was a good statement, delivered just a few hours after the event. the next day, yesterday, they explicitly called out the nazis and the kkk. >> the president
did not. >> mr. sessions, that came from the white house. >> it was attributed -- >> it came from the white house and it was authorized -- >> and here's a president, as you know, general sessions, he's not afraid to take to twit toteo chastise a number of folks, yourself included and not afraid to call out terrorism overseas, but here is a president that
didn't do that. why? >> the president did do that yesterday. >> that wasn't the president. that's not the same as the president. >> you're interrupting me. >> you asked me and i was giving you an answer. >> go ahead. >> there is a white house spokesman that made that statement explicitly condemning these groups by name, and i'm sure he'll talk again about it soon. >> today. with the president of the united states is going to explicitly condemn these so-called alt-right groups and white nationalist groups. >> he will be speaking to the people today. i'm not sure what he'll say. that's my understanding, and he's been firm on this from the beginning. he is appalled by this. >> general sessions, "the daily stormer" is a neo-nazi publication. they didn't just celebrate the president's comments and they saw it apparently as some tacit sign of support from their side. this is what they posted shortly after the president's comments in part, and i think we have it here on the screen for you.
president trump's comments were good. he didn't attack us. nothing specific against us. they go on to say he said that we need to study why people are so angry on both sides and he implied the anti-fascist are haters. he said he loves us all. when asked to condemn he just walked out of the room. really, really good. god bless him. that's from a neo-nazi publication. isn't that proof that the president didn't stand up sufficiently to white supremacy on saturday? >> they're simply attempting to legitimate themselves in any way possible and we'll come after them for any vileations of the law and the president has condemned them by name and will continue to do so, and i am confident that the american people will reject this kind of evil ideology, and we need to take it seriously. it does appear that people are
amazingly on naziism, and i think we take this seriously and go at it directly, morally, legally, politically, legitimately and any way possible to reject this kind
of ideology that causes division and hatred in america. it's just not part of our heritage. >> sir, before we let you go, we haven't had a chance to speak to you since the president has made several remarks made to you, his own attorney general. my question to you is has the president apologized for his kind of public scolding of you? have you spoken to him about it especially in light of the fact that you're out here this morning defending him? >> well, i believe in the president's agenda. i believe in his leadership. he has a right to scold his cabinet members if he's not happy with them, and he has a right to have people in his
cabinet that he believes will serve his agenda. >> did you deserve that publicly like that? >> -- and talking about the issues that face us right now, and i appreciate the opportunity to serve in his administration. >> has he ever apologized for doing so publicly? >> he has not apologized. he's quite frank about his concerns and he expressed them openly. >> let's end on that note. sir, attorney general, thank you very much for being with us this morning. we appreciate it. >>
thank you. and let's get a first check of the weather. dylan is in for al today. >> good morning, guys. we are looking at the tropics and we have tropical storm gert now. here to the southwest of bermuda. the storm has winds up to 45 miles per hour and it's moving to the north-northwest at 9 and it looks like it will take a turn and run parallel to the east coast while the storm itself will not necessarily be a threat to the united states and we're still looking at the chance of dangerous rip currents
especially down around the southeast, and that's a look at the weather across the country and the local forecast is coming up in the next 30 seconds. ♪ sailin' away on the crest of a wave, it's like magic ♪ ♪ rollin' and ridin' and slippin' and slidin' ♪ ♪ it's magic introducing the all new volkswagen tiguan. ♪ higher and higher, baby the new king of the concrete jungle. good monday morning. i'm kari hall. another foggy start outside at the golden gate bridge. low visibility spots and kids heading back do school today. on the way out, hopefully a great one. we have the partly cloudy skies. mild temperatures and breezy winds. highs reaching into the low 70s for the inland areas.
looks like it's a great first day with our high temperatures mostly in the 70s but 60s along the coast. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> gert. short for gertrude? >> i'll find out. right now, we call her gert. coming up, the notorious drug kingpin, el chapo, returning to court today. who will defend him? we'll speak to the high-profile attorney who wants to take that case. ahead of the total solar ellipse, a new rossen report about the special glasses you need to protect your eyes. could you be buying dangerous knockoffs? how to spot the difference. first this, is "today" on nbc. ♪ ♪ hey, is this our turn? honey...our turn? yeah, we go left right here.
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diverted off of lewelling boulevard here in san lorenzo. the area shut down all of the highway 880 southbound lanes here at lewelling boulevard until about 9:30 this morning. reporting live, i'm sharon katsuda, back to you. >> thanks. mike, to the maps in that area. >> horrible through the area. not just the freeways but city streets. folks off of the freeway and tie up traffic. we see the jam now northbound as well as coming off of 238. the good news is folks making the way off are able to make a transition and back on south of the closure. there's the jam for four miles. eastbound 580 alternate. rest of the bay locking good, kari. you've got the forecast. >> we're dealing with some fog as we get a look out there and the high temperatures for the afternoon. antioch today up to 79 degrees. much cooler temperatures today. and we may even at times have some mist an drizzle and tracking that throughout the
back, now, 7:30, monday morning. that's mission control here at the "today" show. it's the 14th of august, 2017. we're starting off the week in a we're starting off the week in a busy way. we have craig in for matt. hoda is in, as well. >> let's get right to a look at today's headlines in an exclusive interview with nbc news, vice president mike pence is condemning by name fringe groups at the weekend clashes in charlottesville, virginia, he also defended president trump for not doing that in his initial remarks on the violence. >> a security detail is protecting senator marco rubio after reports that a powerful
leader in venezuela ordered -- while federal officials can't confirm if the threat is authentic they are not taking chances. >> usain bolt has bid a final farewell to the world stage. he took a lap of honor at the world championships last night after what was a disappointing final and there was a hamstring injury after saturday's relay. bolt says it was a rough few days and he's always tried to put on a good show. you know the pose. >> i know. it's sad to see it go. >> one of the greatest olympians of all time. >> he deserved that honor for sure. we have a lot more to get to including the infamous drug kingpin el chapo. this is the video of the police motorcade taking him to the courthouse in brooklyn. nbc's morgan radford is there for us. morgan, good morning. >> reporter: hi there, guys. good morning. el chapo entered court waving to his wife and twin daughters seated in the courtroom. just beside them the new man in
question and this is the new lawyer he wants to hire and the question for the judge today, can he hire this high-profile attorney or is he stuck with the public defenders he has. this morning joaquin guzman, the world's most infamous drug kingpin is back in court. since his dramatic extradition to the u.s. in january. today a high-profile attorney will request to defend el chapo, taking his case from a public defender. jeffrey lichtman spoke exclusively to "today". >> the bottom line is joaquin guzman is not going to be afforded a fair trial and that's what we're here for. >> reporter: but the question is will lichtman and his team be allowed to defend el chapo and will they get paid? >> he's completely locked down so how does he pay us? he can't just go to his checkbook in his jail cell and say here's a check. you're hired. >> reporter: before they formally take the case they want a guarantee, because the justice
department can confiscate their paycheck as part of the $14 billion in alleged drug money it wants to collect from el chapo. el chapo has pled not guilty from drug trafficking to murder conspiracy and money laundering. >> in mexico he served prison time for drug trafficking and he escaped twice. once, through an underground tunnel on this rigged motorcycle. then while hiding out in secret he responded to questions by actor sean penn and kate del castillo, a soap opera star on our sister station, telemundo telling them, i supplied more heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana than anybody else in the world. days later, mexican marines stormed this safehouse. taking down five of el chapo's men, but he escaped the hail of bullets through this underground tunnel beneath his hideout.
he crawled through a sewer, emerged half a mile away and stole a car before he was cornered and taken into custody. likely in court today, el chapo's wife, former beauty queen emma coronel, the morgue of his young twin daughters. >> she cannot visit him. not now, not yesterday, not tomorrow. >> el chapo is being whisked away back to that federal jail here in new york and the judge said today he's not going to pressure the government to pay those lawyers. back to you. >> incredible to see the security, though, as they bring limb to the courthouse, morgan. thank you. dylan is back and it looks like fall is coming. temperatures have been running five to ten degrees below average for this time of year. so while it has been pleasant, it hasn't been all that warm. temperatures in minneapolis, 73 degrees. chicago, 83, same in cleveland and these are nice temperatures and not nearly the heat and humidity that we're seeing like
what we're seeing down south. oppressive gulf humidity and because of that high humidity up around 102 in new orleans today. montgomery, alabama, it will feel like 102 and charleston will feel like 104. as we go through this week, temperatures will start to warm up again and we're close to 90 degrees by wednesday. same goes for kansas city. we do have the stalled front. this could produce locally heavy downpours right through the good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. also have some cooler than normal temperatures. we're watching storm system further to the north of us. we have the fog and drizzle along the coastline and in san francisco. as we go through the week, the temperatures warm up several degrees and inland areas will be breezy and cool today with mostly cloudy sky. up to 75 degrees and then look at how our temperatures trend by theened of the week. going to be up to 90 degrees inland on friday.
>> and you can find your full forecast anytime on the weather and you can find your full forecast any time on your weather channel on cable. >> dylan, thanks so much. still ahead, tom cruise's daring leap on the set of his move they did not go as planned. >> before that, a warning before you turn your eyes on the sky next week. >> i'm jeff ross and the solar eclipse is coming and these are the only way to watch it, eclipse glasses. experts say there are potentially dangerous fakes for sale. how can you tell the difference? we'll show you coming up. ugh. heartburn.
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welcome back "today." this morning on "rossen reports" a new warning about next week's total solar eclipse. >> it will be the first to reach across the country in a century. but some of the viewing glasses won't protect your eyes. jeff rossen is here with more on that. >> everybody is excited about this. you are singing the bonnie tyler song. >> total eclipse of the heart. >> that's how they should be. a total solar eclipse spanning coast-to-coast. we know staring at the sun is dangerous. can cause blindness. you need special glasses like this. they're eclipse glasses, to watch it. now, experts say dangerous counterfeits are flooding the market that can hurt your eyes. how do you know if your glasses are fake or safe? this morning, we're showing you exactly what to look for.
all eyes on the sky. next monday, a rare total solar ellipse. visible from oregon to south carolina. but don't look up just yet. without approved eclipse sunglasses like these, you can actually go blind. that's why officials are sounding the alarm, that counterfeiters are now selling eclipse glasses in a look real and claim to be safe, but won't protect you when staring at the sun. >> the sunlight has harmful ultraviolet radiation. if you stare at the sun or an ellipse, it can cause damage to the eye. >> reporter: the problem is no widespread, amazon is cracking down on counterfeit sellers. refunding customers that bought fake glasses. sending out e-mails saying, we recommend that you do not use this product to view the sun or the eclipse. how can you tell a safe pair from a dangerous fake? to show you, we've come here to
ics laboratories in ohio. this is one of the only labs in america accredited test e lims glasses for safety, to see if too much will get in and burn your eyes. if you put these on, it's pitch black. i can't see the camera in front of me. here's a pair from a different company. it looks -- yeah. doesn't look great on me. but it looks the same. pitch-black. i can't tell the difference. we bought a bunch of these and we'll test some of them. the lab gets to work, testing these filters through a special machine to see how much light passes through. to the naked eye, you can't tell the difference. >> we have pop-up vendors that are playing fast and loose with the certification claims. and more often than not, those claims aren't accurate. >> reporter: you tested these two? >> we tested the simples. >> what did you find? >> these camps met the requirements of the standard.
>> reporter: safe to use knees. what about this one? >> those failed. those failed the transmission requirement by 36%. >> reporter: that's a lot. but even though they failed, look what is still printed on the side, safe solar eclipse viewing. you would never know they're not. most of us don't have you or a lab like this to help us? what can we do to make sure they're safe? >> somewhere on the spectacle it will say meets the iso 13212-2 standard. >> reporter: i see that here. i look for that. look for the name of the manufacturer you're telling me. we have an approved list on our website, today.com, you can go there. and what else? >> some appear dark enough but they're not. there's going to be filters so light, that you can see your hand, defined in normal lighting
conditions. >> reporter: i shouldn't be able to see my hand in front of my face? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: that's good. i can't see my hand in front of my face. important tips for this hysteric event. you want to get it from a certified retailer that you trust. important to point out, you cannot use regular sun glasses to view the eclipse. i have these really dark sunglasses. no. no matter how dark the lenses are, experts say it's not safe. we have a list of approved and certified safe glasses on our website right now, toad.com. i have some of the safe ones here. i told you. this is what happens. >> you got to sing it now. >> "total eclipse of the heart." >> you have to check these out. you can't even see your own hand. ♪ turn around >> you can't. they're good. >> i will be able to see the ellipse with these? >> you will. >> may i suggest not looking at our lights without them? >> that's in hi head all day
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all right. we are looking over here to this huge backup. closure for southbound 880 continues because of that police investigation that we have following since very early this morning so 880 jammed up from the coliseum all the way down to lewelling. it doesn't affect the merge off of. eastbound 580 to northbound 238, that is a great option for folks coming out of oakland. you see the areas slowing down. surface streets slowing down. take the surface streets past the closure coming from downtown oakland. now the rest of the bay moving out of the area looking pretty good. south bay, no major problems and slowing upper east shore freeway and that is westbound 80 off of highway 4, 45 minutes down to the toll plaza. the metering lights are on. we see fog and low clouds around the bay. >> it is an issue. san francisco as we take a live look out there right now, and drizzle also occurring as we are seeing some mostly cloudy skies.
a look outside in san jose. it will be a cooler day with the high temperatures reaching the mid to upper 70s inland. and then in napa today, 77 degrees. san francisco today seeing a high of 62 degrees. >> thank you, kari. we continue the follow the situation in san leandro. southbound lanes on 880 shut down after a driver was shot by a passenger in another car and police are still searching for that suspect. going to be busy in berkeley around 7,000 cal students moving into residence halls in the south campus. it is scheduled to begin in just five minutes. there will be lots of people out there and lots of those little dorm fridges, as well. we continue to cover shootings in the east bay and in san jose. you can check on the latest at nbc bay area.com. of course, we'll be updating you with the local news update in half an hour. we'll see you then. ♪
it's 8:00 on "today." it's 8:00 on "today." coming up on defense. >> he's been firm on this from the beginning. he is appalled by this. >> condemn in the strongest possible terms. >> you say that. why won't the president use the same words? the white house hits back at criticism that the president didn't call out white supremacist groups by name following that deadly attack in charlottesville, virginia. plus, in her own words. >> i think i was -- i never tried to call it off. >> inside the revealing new documentary about princess diana including a 1991 interview where she got candid about family, fame and her future.
>> i can't do this. and no more homework. >> it's no traditional homework. no worksheets and endless pages of workbooks. >> why some elementary schools are saying enough is enough. >> i'm holding a pencil for so long and it's just like i need a break. >> kids may be celebrating, but some parents are asking, is this really a good idea? today, monday, august 14th, 2017. >> where are y'all from? >> o. >> h. >> i. >> o. >> what is your name? >> dylan. >> what do you want to say? >> good morning, dylan, from dylan. >> we have brown and ashton here. who is on the phone? >> baby sister cocoa. >> hi! >> where is mima from? >> south carolina. >> what is the news? >> it's my birthday!
>> it's your grandmother's 80th birthday. do you want the whole plaza to wish her a happy birthday? >> yeah. >> happy birthday, grandma! awesome. good morning. happy birthday, grandma. >> everybody celebrating birthdays out there. nice to have you with us on a monday morning. craig melvin is here while matt has the day off. lots to get to. your news at 8:00. protests erupting in several cities across the country after this weekend's deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in virginia. gabe, good morning. >> savannah, good morning. the alleged driver of the car involved in the crash at this intersection that killed a woman appeared in court via teleconference a few minutes ago. a judge did not grant bail, but appointed an attorney. meanwhile, this memorial for that woman is growing and there are protests across the country. overnight in seattle, police and protesters clashing during a
right wing rally and counterdemonstration. in other cities from los angeles, to denver, new york and atlanta, peaceful anti-hate protesters on the move. after this weekend's chaos in charlottesville, virginia. a planned rally by white supremacists to support this confederate monument. a car plowed into a crowd of counterprotesters killing 32-year-old heather heyer, a local paralegal. >> i'm trying to honor my daughter the way i know she would want to be honored. speaking up for what she believed in. >> reporter: the alleged driver of the car that slam under to the crowd, 20-year-old alex fields of ohio, is now charged with second degree murder. two virginia state troopers patrolling the scene from the sky also killed in a helicopter crash. on sunday, unite the right jason kessler tried to blame local police. claiming they refused to do their jobs. >> it was our constitutional
right to be able to assemble. they stood down and did not follow through with the agreed upon security arrangements. >> reporter: an angry crowd swarmed him who was punched and tackled. while kessler came under fire for what he said, for president trump, it was what he didn't say that he had him feeling the heat, even for many republicans. the president choosing not to call out white supremacist groups by name. >> hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides. on many sides. >> reporter: but vice president pence did one-on-one with our peter alexander. >> we will not tolerate hatred and violence of groups like white supremacists and kkk and the neo-nazis. >> reporter: the justice department now opening a civil rights investigation. attorney general jeff sessions speaking out on "today" a short time ago. >> they made a very strong statement that directly contradicted the ideology of
hatred, bigotry, racism, white supr supremacy. those things must be condemned in this country. >> reporter: this morning images of love now replacing those of hate at a growing memorial here in charlottesville. organizers of that rally had planned to have it on uva's campus but canceled it because of what they called credible threats. instead the mourners gather here. again, the suspect alex fields is due in court later this morning. investigators are trying to find out whether he may have planned the attack with his car. savannah. >> gabe gutierrez, thank you very much. also new this morning, there are new developments with the crisis in north korea and that threat to fire missiles near the u.s. territory of guam. the regime reportedly calling a number of its key ambassadors back to pyongyang overnight. miguel is in guam where people remain on edge. miguel, good morning to you. >> craig, good morning to you.
the war of words between the united states and north korea continues to escalate this morning north korea saying they could strike america any time anywhere. this as other important nations also weigh in. the question, will it be enough to stop a potential strike? this morning, south korean president moon breaking his silence. urging north korea to immediately stop provocations and threatening behavior. this as top north korean ambassadors, including those from china, the u.n. and russia are recalled to pyongyang for a high-level meeting today. north korea promising by mid-month four ballistic missiles could be ready to reign down on the waters near guam. that time is now here and while there are no panic on these beautiful beaches, there are prayers. this religious island, clinging to faith they won't be bombed. headlines warn, it can happen at any moment.
families may have only minutes from launch to disaster. >> expect the unexpected. and that's what worries me. not being with our kids. >> reporter: if fired from north korea, the missiles would fly over japan, before splashing down in international waters off guam. this morning -- japan's prime minister says their country is strengthening its missile defense system to keep their people safe. ♪ >> reporter: but even the drum beat of war threatens guam in more ways than one. these picture-perfect beaches attract 1.5 million visitors every year. one-third of the jobs on this island are connected to tourism. if visitors stop coming, so does the money. >> people get a little fearful. it hasn't affected the tourism industry so far. >> reporter: this morning, no
panic, but concern on the horizon. the threat of a mid-month missile launch now here. leaving many to wonder, will there be trouble in paradise? today, the governor of guam, who spoke to president trump over the weekend says the threat level here on the island remains the same. the homeland security director here on the island says if there was a missile launch, they would not have time to evacuate this island. everyone would simply need to shelter in place. craig? >> miguel, thank you. important health news, now. the food and drug administration investigating five deaths associated with certain weight loss balloon systems. in its alert, the fda said two different systems are involved. deflated balloons are inserted in the stomach and inflated with saline. to give the person of feeling full. all of the deaths happened within a month of the procedure. the fda adds at it time it doesn't know the cause of the deaths at this time. it's recommending that patients with the devices be closely monitored. it's time for "hoda's
morning boost." >> let's do it. there's a retired minnesota judge. he couldn't stand the silence of his house. his wife passed away. the 94-year-old judge had an idea. the neighbors thought he was kidding until the cement mixer pulled up. he had a 32-foot swimming pool installed in his yard. and decided he would invite the local kids to come over. anytime they wanted. make it their own. they have to bring a parent. judge davidson had no grandkids of his own. he loves taking in the sights of the kids enjoying his pool. he has a swimming pool full of kids. isn't that the sweetest? >> that's fantastic. >> i love that idea. and he seems to enjoy it so much. so cute. lots more ahead this morning, including the debate over homework. some schools saying we're ditching it altogether. also ahead, mission impossible? what went wrong with tom cruise's latest movie stunt? and meet the couple who
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morning with a big talker for parents and kids. as we head into back-to-school season. >> there's a controversial new rule at a school district in florida and others across the country. here it is. no homework. >> yay. >> here's tammy lightener. >> reporter: mismiles at a flora elementary school. probably because of a policy banning traditional homework for elementary students. >> who is happy there's no more homework? >> me. >> reporter: some say homework is, well, exhausting. >> because i'm holding a pencil for so long. it's just, like, i need a break. >> reporter: just explain to me the no homework policy. >> no work sheets. no endless pages of workbooks. children are reading aloud with their parents at least 20 minutes a night. >> reporter: the policy has set off an intense debate. what was your reaction kwloctio
first heard? >> stunned. homework is a window into his day. >> reporter: 8-year-old lake says he likes traditional homework. >> i think homework is good to have. >> reporter: but in lauren rogers' household, homework has been a battle. >> homework was a struggle. we would have nights when we were sit agent the table in tears. >> reporter: now, at night, lauren and her sons read together. >> for us, it was like the happy dance here in the kitchen. >> reporter: the superintendent says her decision to scrap traditional homework is based on research showing it doesn't benefit young kids. but many say homework teaches organization, responsibility and time management. and some studies say kids who do homework do better on tests. regardless how parents feel about homework, use the five ms. be a mentor, a moderator, a role model. kids have their own take on the
homework issue. >> it gives me an excuse to not play with my sister when she's being annoying. >> i don't like homework. sometimes i want to have fun instead of sitting down and learning. >> i like it because i'm, like, a really smart person. >> reporter: a generation's old tradition, now being challenged. for "today" tammy leitner, nbc news, ocala, florida. >> what do you think? >> i think homework in moderation. i don't think overload the kids. i think it's okay to give a little. >> how come when i said no homework, you said, yay? >> i remembered how i would feel if i was a child. >> i know. it's interesting. you have to have a parent who can read with the child at night. zm >> i think parents need the homework because it gives them a break. >> there's that. let's do "trending." everybody is here. sheinelle and dylan are joining. before we get to the story. i'll explain why we have a gum ball machine right here. show of hands, who here has a tattoo? >> dylan.
>> who wants a tattoo? would consider getting one? >> for the right -- >> maybe. >> maybe. >> you both want tattoos? >> maybe. >> hold that thought. >> okay. >> telling you about a story. allen street tattoo, located in dallas, texas, is starting a promotion, in which you leave your tattoo choice for chance. for 100 bucks you draw a tattoo from a coin-operated gum ball machine and out comes a sketch of the tattoo. let's say you get a tattoo you don't like. you can pay another 20 bucks and draw again. would you leave the choice of your tattoo to chance? >> i know why. i poo pooed it. there's people that roll in. and they say, give me a -- they regret it. this way, it ee's fool-proof. you don't know what you want, we have options by trained professionals. >> if you get a tattoo, we have
to have something that means something to you, dylan and her turtle. >> that's my next question. set aside if you would get a tattoo, if you would have a tattoo, what would you have? >> i would get my children's names. that means something. my younger brother got a tattoo in college. you mentioned it, regretted it so much, years later, had to go back and get -- incorporated into a different tattoo. >> carson had that. >> i had two tattoos. one is a turtle i hated. we put a bigger hurt eger turtlf the old turtle. >> you're not anti-turtle? >> the first one wasn't great. i didn't want to offend the artist when he showed me the drawing. i was like, okay. i don't like it. >> what would you get? >> probably my kids' names. the only thing i would consider. >> me, too. >> or a little star. >> i would do my kid's names or a fleur-de-lis. >> that's pretty. >> my kids' names. i'll just get a necklace.
>> you would have them tattooed. that would be 13 games. >> an arm at ttat. >> a sleeve. let's "pop start" shall we? >> it will never happen. >> one of hollywood's biggest stars, tom cruise is making headlines. the actor, famous for his role in the "mission impossible" franchise, injured himself in the latest installment. he is known to do his own stunts for films, but this one might have pushed the limits. this one, cruise, attached to a harness, missing the landing by a few inches. >> ooh. >> after the fall, the actor pulls himself up to finish the scene. but you can see -- see him hobbling on his leg. it appears he's in serious pain. this happened yesterday in london. we reached out to his reps for comment. but we hope he's okay. jennifer aniston is hitting back at all of the shamers. back in july of 2016, she
slammed people and asked if anything has changed. she said, i don't think it's getting better. the tabloids and the gossip columns putting the human body in a category. fat shaming, body shaming or childless shaming. why are we teaching young women this? you are perfect no matter what you are and where you are. and who cares? all right, jen. finally, last night's teen choice awards had people talking. a few of the highlights. maroon 5 accepting the decade award. the band took to the stage to thank fans and have fun. take a look. >> our first album came out in 2002. most of you hadn't been born at that point. it's crazy we're still doing this. thank you. our sixth and final album is coming out in november.
just kidding. i'm joking. we are never going to go away. >> there you go. we're glad to hear it. don't play with our hearts like that. another big winner was chris pratt. this was the actor's first appearance, after announcing he and his wife have decided to divorce. pratt credited god for helping him get where he is today. and miley cyrus was scheduled to appear. but victoria justice made an announcement saying miley was unable to make it. miley took to instagram to explain her absence. saying i'm bummed, beyond bummed, i couldn't make it to the show. i had every intention to accept and celebrate this honor. i created an unrealistic schedule for myself which leads me to this announcement. mysinger/music video, "younger now" will be dropping this friday. >> love the picture. so cute. >> all right. dylan, get a check of the
weather. >> let's look at the rain that we're seeing across the country today. spotty showers through the middle and up through the midwest. notice how in seattle there's no rain today. notice how in seattle there is no rain today and that has been a trend we've seen a lot of this summer, but sunday they picked up.02 of an inch of rainfall. that is the longest stretch seattle has ever seen. 56 days without rain, kind of unheard of, but we will wanot s a whole lot of rain and temperatures will be pleasant with a lot of clouds and it is hot and humid down south and we will see temperatures below average, specially acr good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we can see all of the clouds that we are seeing lingering over the south bay, and that will stay with us for a little while longer with some clearing today. it won't be all sunny as our high temperatures will be cooler than average, reaching 76 degrees in san jose. for the east bay we're look at
some mid to upper 70s, hayward up to 70 degrees and for peninsula, belmont, 70 degrees, on the embarcardero at 63 degrees and for north bay expect highs up to 78 degrees in sonoma. that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. you've probably heard how expensive real estate in san francisco could be, so what if you can own in one of the city's most exclusive neighborhoods for less than 100 grand? >> one couple managed that and some residents are outraged. lucy cavanaugh has more on this story. hi, lucy. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. there's a bit of a buzz about the newest neighbors in presidio terrace, but it's not exactly what you might think. imagine waking up one morning in your exclusive gated community only to find out that someone actually bought your street. in the heart of one of the most expensive neighborhoods, in one of america's most expensive cities lies presidio terrace, historic and iconic with its manicured lawns and towering
palm trees and multimillion dollar mansions, this is as exclusive as san francisco gets. >> tina lamb and husband michael chang are the newest arrivals to the neighborhood, taking in their new surroundings for the first time. >> it's pretty amazing this is now our street. >> they didn't buy one of the homes. the stake? the street. that's right, the street. >> up from the sidewalk to the outside going right along here, too, it's all included. >> they snapped up presidio terrace and all its common areas for just $90,000. >> i don't think you can buy a bathroom for that much money. >> that's because the presidio homeowners association didn't pay its $14 a year tax for over 30 years so the city put it on the auction block. >> when we first got this property on the auction we had no idea that this is exactly what it was, but now that we're walking here for the first time like this it's pretty amazing.
>> that didn't sit well with the residents so they sued the city and the couple to undo the sale. their main complaint. the tax bill was being sent to the wrong address, and that the city made no reasonable efforts to inform the association about the auction. the city says it's a closed matter. >> it's really the property owner's responsibility to make sure that they're up-to-date on their taxes. >> real estate attorney michael mclaughlin says that while homeowners should have kept the address up-to-date, it's a big punishment for a small mistake. >> someone at the hoa screwed up here. that's obvious, and that's a really big mistake, but it's a clerical error. >> tina and michael aren't sure what they'll do with the property, one of the ideas making a buzz? >> maybe charging for parking or something else. you know, we're considering that. >> one thing's for sure, they don't want to give it up. >> we were just hoping to hold on to this and be welcomed as new neighbors to the community. >> perhaps a hard sell to the owners who paid a premium to live in the community on a
private road that's suddenly no longer theirs. no surprise there, the homeowners are fighting the sale. the case now goes before a board of supervisors in october, but whichever way this gets resolved it's a great lesson for all of us. pay your taxes. not that complicated. guys? >> lucy, thanks. >> that's going to be a long going story, don't you think? >> can you imagine? we had the wrong address. >> they may own the street and i don't think they can move into that neighborhood. >> just ahead, we'll take a turn and we have financial lessons your kids should be learning and could be learning as young as 3 years old. and we will elevate your picnic game on today's food after a check of your local news and weather.
8:26. i'm scott mcgrew. five people shot last night in a san jose neighborhood around 10:30. the victims were part of a vigil for people killed in a traffic collisi collision. somebody drove by and opened to fire. the victims were take on the hospital for treept. none have life-threatening injuries. police have not given a motive or found any suspect. let's check your photographic with mike. >> completely independent of that tragedy in the south bay, we have this issue, a police investigation, which is tying up traffic over there, coming through east bay. i'll give you a second to look at your maps. we are focusing over here to southbound p 880, which is closed at lu ellen at the bottom of the red stretch to the back of the coliseum.
use eastbound 580 to the y, north t 238 and onto southbound 880 as your alternate. a new crash at canyon road, more traffic for west 580 through cass troe valley, an additional problem for that side of the bay. the san mateo bridge does move smoothly and so does the rest of the bay, getting down towards the bay bridge toll plaza, under 40 minutes from highway 4 to the backup at the toll plaza itself. back to you. >> we'll have another local news update in a half an hour. see you then. this is the new comfort food.
♪ good morning. hi. 8:30, now, on a monday morning. good morning, everybody. so happy to have you along with us. beautiful day out on our plaza. gang's all here, including charlie. and matt will be back tomorrow. >> charlie, he'll be back tomorrow. i swear. >> who is this guy? this is the time of day when we go through the crowd and scour the crowd and single out some people. all right. i'm going to just do a quick drive-by. we have four girls. one, two, three, four. all celebrating their 10th birthday. come on. where is -- where is -- ryker? you're ryker? ryker, you say you wake up every
morning to the "today" show. >> that is accurate. >> what is that? >> that is accurate. >> we wanted to say thank you. >> you're welcome. >> hang on. we have a little mug for you we all signed for you. so, it's for you, ryker. you can put it in your room and put your pencils in it. okay? >> thank you. >> can i have a hug? okay. ryker, you rock. >> i like ryker. well spoken young man. >> that is accurate. that is accurate. >> that is accurate. you're smart. coming up this morning, it's never too early to teach your kids about money. we have great ideas for lessons that you can start, even with your toddlers, that will stick with them later in life, as well. >> speaking of the kids, send them back to school in style. the latest fashion trends of every age. and forget the sandwiches. we'll teach you everything you need to know about putting a gourmet spin on your next picnic. and today's summer moment. we have gotten so many good ones. if you win this contest, it's a chance to join us for a summer
concert. on friday, we showed you some of our favorites of the week. everything from sitting in the sand, to cruising in a convertible. >> you voted. you voted on today.com. and the photo moving on to the next round is -- this one. >> oh. >> shannon's triplets and the lemonade stand. we'll have five new photos to vote on by the end of the week. you can keep the photos coming using #todaysummermoment. >> love that. you know who else has a summer moment this weekend? >> who? >> our cute puppy with a purpose, charlie. he went on his first kayaking trip. he did a little swimming. he's learning how to doggy paddle. >> why charlie's so tired this morning. >> charlie is looking good. >> charlie is the world's greatest dog. >> he's good at everything. >> just good people, that charlie. good for a dog. let's get a check of the weather. >> it is just about perfect out here today. low humidity in the northeast. lots of sunshine. looking ahead this week, we're going to see scattered downpours
along the gulf coast. very humid, too. and isolated stronger storms in the rockies. it looks dry through the middle of the week. some severe storms move through the midwest, with heavy rains in on remains very humid down south and by the end of the week we're going to see scattered showers and storms up and down the east coast and it still looks sunny and dry out west highs in the 70s and 80s so, not as extremely hot as it has been lately. we're also looking at some scattered showers and storms through the plains, but doesn't look like anything should be too severe. that's what's going on around the country. here's a peek out your window. we have a clou ti start this morning with some mild temperatures. it's 64 degrees now in the peninsula with some times of sunshine and mostly cloudy looking live if the east bay, 57 degrees. san francisco, we'll continue to see the drizzle and the fog with high temperatures today holding at 62 degrees with some breezy winds, mid-60s tomorrow, and then it gradually gets warmer through week.
inland areas will also see the same type of temperature trend with some mid-70s today and up to 90 degrees this friday. >> did i overhear somebody is celebrating a birthday or grandmother's birthday? >> grandmother's birthday. >> where is she? >> connecticut. >> ha happy birthday to grandma. another documentary of princess diana, ahead of the 20th anniversary of her death. >> this one from national geographic uses audio that was used on a book. and it gives diana's inner-most thoughts on her life and her marriage. >> i don't think i was happy. i think i was -- i never tried to call it off, in the sense of really doing that. but i think the worst day of my life. >> reporter: it is diana, in her own words. a revealing new national geographic documentary, where the people's princess talks
about life in the spotlight and her troubled marriage to prince charles. >> i think we've created the definitive documentary from diana's point of view. this is her story. this is her point of view. this is her truth at the time. >> reporter: the interviews recorded in 1991 for a book on diana's life, reveal she had doubts about her relationship with charles, even before they were married. >> i went upstairs. had lunch with my sisters who were there. and i said, i can't marry him. i can't do this. this is absolutely unbelievable. they were wonderful and said, bad luck, dutch. your face is on a tea towel. it's too late to chicken out. >> reporter: many doubts from charles' relationship with camilla parker-bowles. >> the chen nell scene. got it in one. exactly. i said, camilla gave you those, didn't she? yes. what's wrong? we're friends.
boy, did we have a row. jealousy. and it's such a good idea. but it wasn't that clever. >> reporter: diana also describes her struggles with fame. >> one minute i was nobody. and the next minute, i was princess of wales, mother, media toy, you name it. and it was just too much for one person at that time. >> reporter: and how she eventually was able to embrace it by giving herself a bit of a pep talk. >> you have to understand that you cannot do what other 26-year-olds and 27-year-olds are doing. you've been chosen to do this position. so, you must adapt to it and stop fighting it. and i knew i could do it. i chose a different videew. >> when you hear her speaking her truth and her words, it resonates. you can see "diana: in her own words" tonight on national
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we're back. it's 8:39. we're doing "kids and money today. what kids know and don't know about finances. research shows kids can start learning about money starting at age 3. here to get things started this morning, we have "today's" financial editor, jeanchatzky, and j.j. ramberg, who is author of the book, "the start-up club." my little one turned 3 yesterday. >> happy birthday, vale. >> we're supposed to start talking to our kids this early. >> here's what they can do. they can count. and they learn to count a
quarter one time. at age 4, you can learn that you can shop and exchange money for different things. age 5 and 6, they learn you can't leave the store without paying for things. by the time they're 7, they start to get the idea of value. a younger kid will think, i want those five pennies. an older kid will understand a nickel is the same thing. and by age 8, they start to get the idea of the future and saving for things in the future. that's where it gets really interesting. >> and let's talk about how you can impart those lessons. i'm guessing a lecture is not going to do the trick. >> visual helps. our kids need to see money, which is tough because we direct deposit our checks. everything is on plastic. they need actual cash. and they probably should start with three very clear jars. one for saving, one for spending, one for giving on
their dresser. and you can tell them how you want them to allocate the money they have. and you can't just say save. you have to say save for something. and then, help them track their way there. much in the same way, you know how you do a growth chart? we have a growth chart at home where we mark them. >> yes. >> you can do that for their savings goals so they can see they're making progress. >> one thing you recommend, is that kids start a business. that brings us to j.j. that's your expertise, starting businesses. how do you get kids starting in something like that? >> kids are natural entrepreneurs. we're talking about earning the money. my kids this summer have had lemonade stands and dog walking services. you have to tap into that natural entrepreneurship that they already have. and then, support them with it. they say i want to do a lemonade stand, don't say i'm tired to get the lemons. go with them tohe tto sre. they have to see the money. let them see the lemons cost
money. >> you have ideas about how to drive home the lessons. play the business games. ask situational questions. what do you mean by that? >> i'm an entrepreneur. i cover it. my husband's an entrepreneur. we play games like, there's an empty store front at tend of our street. we say, okay, kids. they're 7, 8, 9, my kids. if you can start a company, what would it be? now, who do you think would go to that? what do you think the price point should be? what are the issues with that company? >> love that. that's what happens when j.j. is your mom. jean, one golden rule for parents and kids. >> your kids are going to go to a store and buy rees peanut buttercups and then, they want snickers. don't bail them out. >> congrats on the book. tomorrow, how to help your teens and tweens develop saving habits. coming up, the best
welcome back. this morning on "back-to-school today" we are getting your family ready for just that. you can send the little ones off in style. here is anna roberts. marie claire's fashion editor. it's that time of year. >> a lot of pressure. >> it's tiptoeing up already. we're going to break this down into preschool, elementary, junior high and high school. we have cane and lea. tell us what fashions are here. >> fashionalty is key. play-dohing, mud pieing. we need something functional. we have kane in this dinosaur tee. you have to get clothes they want to wear.
mix and match leggings and an h&m hoodie. >> what's lea got? >> the tea collection. mix and watchi inmitching the p. this is a dress over the top. should she get a stain on that, we have something underneath. >> and cute lunchboxes, too. >> and the shoes, really easy to tie. elastic, looks like a lace. >> but it's not. let's go to elementary school. we have mario and demi with uls. >> stand up. let's look at your outfits. what's important in elementary school? >> they want to show creativity. i love the idea of bomber jackets. and also, patches. this is an age they want to express their style. iron them on. stick them on. this has the cutest patches. but you can add on the stony
clover lane. a little art project. >> demi is so cute. turn around. let's see the backpacks. >> that's a moment they can really express themselves. and be very functional and carry their books. >> let's go to junior high school. junior high is here. and i see the jackets theme going. i see the tween. we have xavier and maggie. hi, guys. >> it's that awkward age. denim is adem denim. i like the j. crew jeans. it's in denim. and the jacket is going to last them for years. >> xavier has a cool look. you do, xavier. >> this is built-in, with a hoodie underneath. just a clean denim. weekend for church and for school. and out to wear, obviously. when fall hits properly, you
want a cute little jacket you can wear. >> a jacket that's easy to change everything with just a jacket. should we go to high school? >> okay. >> we have becky and jack. they seem cool. a little intimidated by them. >> me, too. trend-focus. it's a lot about being to strd s dressing for your peers. these are utility looks. when you're in high school, it's about the sneaker. the cortez is the big trend. >> they look old-school. >> exactly that. going a little '80s. i love the military jackets with the denim, as well. clean, neutral pieces layered together. >> should the whites be white like these are? usually you want something a little worn. >> crispy new. and the little hat. it adds a little personality. it's not too much for the first day of school. >> great ideas. thank you so much. up next, we're going to help you put a gourmet twist on your
this is erin french. she owns the lost kitchen in freedom, maine. an out with her first cookbook, as well. it's called "lost kitchen." we're excited about this dish. >> so am i. >> what are we making? >> fried chicken. on my death bed, i want fried chicken. chicken, corn flakes we're going to bread it with. flour. we're going to make a brine. we're going to start with that. we want to get water boiling. four cups of water. we're going to put in all of our ingredients to make this brian. bay leaves and peppercorns. juniper berries. >> are juniper berries hard to find? >> if you're going to your regular store, you're probably not looking for them. if you can't find them, put in basil, anything you want. you bring this to a boil, chill it overnight. and you put it in the next day and bring in your chicken. >> why co-we brine again?
>> to bring in the flavor. juiciness will keep that together. get that brining overnight. you're going to par cook this. you want to get the chicken just cooked. >> you cook it before you fry it? >> yes. you don't have to worry about overfrying your chicken and having it overdone. >> a little chef's pro tip there. >> yes. >> we'll make the coating. just want to get your flowur ina bag. go ahead. and you can just dump your corn flakes right in here. i made a mess of them coming down. >> you just use your hands. >> go ahead. you crunch it up in the bag. >> that's kind of fun. >> it's really nice. >> this is the finished coating? >> this is the finished coating here. you just need flour and butter milk. you take the chicken. it's all par cooked and cooled. you're going to roll it in the flour. roll it in the butter milk. and you batter it up like this. and you have perfect chicken. >> to be clear, this is not a low-fat recipe.
>> this is not low-fat. don't go there. d go ahead. it's 375. you want to cook it until it's nice and golden. don't overcrowd the fryer. >> okay. >> you want nice, crispy chicken. >> how many do you think we can get in there? >> this is a pretty good size. we can fit four to five pieces in this one. >> i notice you're frying the dark meat. >> there's light and dark meat. the dark is my favorite. nice and golden brown. it comes out like this. and you can sprinkle a little salt over the top. it's great. crispy, crunchy. really cheap corn flakes. really good chicken. and nice, crispy, inexpensive corn flakes. we have a nice blueberry sweet and sour to go with the chicken. >> can you make this the day before? >> yes. you can make this two, three, four days. water, sugar.
ketchup here. cornstarch and vinegar. we're going to put that all in here. and bring that up to a slow boil and stir it. it's going to make this nice sauce. >> ladies, what's the word down there? >> loving every drop of this. >> the crust is so good. >> this blueberry stuff is delicious. >> can you swap out the berries? >> you can use any freeuit. you have the sauce. dump it in while it's warm. and it will sort of cook itself. and then, we have to have some potato salad because we're having fried chicken. >> you called this the perfect potato salad. i don't see mayonnaise or mustard going on. >> we need something refreshing. we have a vinegar-based potato salad. i have shallots that i macerated. >> macerated is a fancy word.
>> pickle it. pickled shallots. and just some olive oil. and a nice sprinkling of dill. and you always want to -- you want to have nice potatoes. and really work on fork-tender. >> fork-tender. >> don't want to overcook them. don't want to undercook them. just right. it takes a little practice. it will be perfect. we can twist this up. salt and pepper to taste. >> and for dessert here? >> if you have time, you can have a nice sdessert at the end. grilled peaches and plums with some basil and honey and blue cheese. it can be a salad or dessert. >> that but awas awesome. >> you can't get a reservation at her restaurant in maine. >> now, we k
good morning. it's 8:56. i'm kris sanchez. two breaking news stories this morning, one in san leandro where 880 is set to reopen soon after it was shut down in response to a shooting this morning. that happened around 3:00 this morning and police say the passenger of the second car shot the driver in the head. that driver is in critical condition. police shut down the southbound lanes of i-880 while they were
investiga investigating. the suspects have not been caught and there has been no motive identifying. in san jose, the other breaking news story, a shooting, this one injuring five people which happened around 10:30 last night on vista glen drive. police say the victims were part of a vigil for people who died in a motorcycle accident. according to police, it was a drive-by shooting. the five victims have no life-threatening injuries but police have not given a motive and have no suspects in custody. contra costa county public works started construction on the byron highway between alameda county and community deablow. that continues through august 25th. in foster, pg&e will start putting in 1,000 feet of natural gas and replace an existing gas line and that will happen on hills day boulevard. ♪
for 63 months on all new 2017 subaru outback models. now through august 31. ♪ this morning on "today's take" celebrity chef, curtis stone is our co-host. wait until you see what we've cooked up. guess what reality show is coming back to television. and the five kitchen hacks that will change your life and make cleanup a breeze. coming up now. >> from nbc news, this is "today's tak" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. welcome to "today." on this monday morning. i can't believe it is august 14th already, 2017. we're listening to "can't stop the feeling" by justin timberlake. al is off this morning. we have our friend, chef curtis stone filling in this morning. >> nice to have you here. >> thanks for having me.
nice to be here. >> you're the chef and owner of gwen and mod restaurants in l.a. >> i have never been. >> one is in beverly hills. and the other is in -- >> hollywood. >> i will be in l.a. this week. i'm hoping to get the invite to the restaurant. >> that's settled. you've been filming for pbs. he told us this morning. a movable feast, airs in september. tell us about it. >> a show that i go around america. and we meet all sorts of food purveyors and learn about food. and i cook a thing or two here and there. >> that's awesome. you do traveling for it. >> pete evans is the other host. he went to europe this year. i stayed domestic, which i was happy about. france and italy wouldn't have been bad, either. i hope you enjoyed it, pete. it's a fun show. >> i love that. >> you were posting on instagram recently, a photo of your wife,
lindsay, with the cutest caption. with the greatest catch of my life. and lindsay responded and commented back. why are you so cute today? i think you're trying to stop me from barfing over the edge. that's what is happening. >> that might be the truth. >> is that what is happening there? >> we went fishing. and the seasickness got the better of her, unfortunately. >> it does. they say to look at the horizon. it doesn't really help. once you pass that point of not feeling great. >> i love that you post this loving post. i like it when spouses -- for me, if we're going to post, it's that posting. it's love but fun in there. >> there's always a backstory. >> true. >> speaking of backstories, dylan and i had an epic weekend. >> i heard about this weekend. >> one of our producers got married. and in a beautiful place. what was the name of the place? >> storm king in cornwall, new york. it's a huge area with giant
outdoor sculptures that are so far away from each other. you're looking at this vast field with these giant, beautiful sculptures. >> by the sounds of it, the only thing that wasn't giant -- only the sculpt churkull sculptures margaritas. >> we took a shuttle. >> so we wouldn't have to drive. >> on the shuttle, there was moscato. everybody was there to have a good time. before the wedding, it was cocktail hour. we had an event. >> yes. >> i was drinking something. like the signature cocktail. >> there were these -- great-looking cocktails. a different piece of fruit in them. and i said to sheinelle, can i have a -- i forgot i can't have a sip. you're like, it's okay. you can have a sip. >> that's how you know i was done. dylan says -- i can have a drink? >> yeah, go ahead. after it was done. i'm telling everybody. i just drank -- and everybody was like -- they couldn't
believe i shared a drink. >> that's great. >> no. not yet. >> totally sober right now. >> love ya. >> you live to tell about it. everything is fine. >> you know everybody is having a good time, when at a wedding, everybody is like hopping up and down and singing. and so, this is when -- it was almost like, my cousin and i had a little culture shock. we're on the dance floor. and "girls just want to have fun" comes on, with cyndi lauper. and dylan was singing. >> here's what we do at weddings. by we, i'm going to say it, white people at weddings. we jump and hop a lot. and when girls, especially, when we know the words to a song, we're right up in your face, singing. >> dylan's in my face. my husband looked at me. >> and sheinelle doesn't know the words to "girls just want to have fun." >> in the night. in the middle of the night. >> it was like -- >> and everybody was doing this at each other's face. i'm like, that's the -- this isn't dancing. this is hopping. why are we hopping?
but the whole dance floor was -- >> do we have photos? >> yeah, we do. have we not shown them? >> we have classy photos. >> there's us being ode to d.j. jazzy jeff. >> was this cocktail hour? >> that's cool. >> the lighting during sunset at this place was absolutely gorgeo gorgeous. everyone was in the field taking pictures and taking advantage of the lighting. >> and you got to have a date night. >> that was the next morning because that was the first time i really drank in 18 months. and we didn't have to drive. my mom was baby sitting. calvin was in good hands. yeah. yesterday was awful. like, it was so awful. >> was it worth it? >> i'm like, when is calvin's next nap. please go to sleep. it was worth it. >> we need someone to get married or have a party. it made me realize, if you have colleagues or friends, just go out and have fun because. it doesn't have to be a reason to have a good time. were you a fan of "jersey shore"
back in the day? say yes. >> no. i mean yes. >> you know how it was big. "jersey shore" was big. i didn't watch it every episode. but we're well aware of the show. the cast of "jersey shore" reuniting after five years for a special road trip. let's look at the preview. and then, we'll chat. >> e! reunites everybody's favorite fist-pumpers for a journey back down the shore. >> the best thing that can happen is jeni or pauly getting arrested. >> i want to know if they're going to take their children on this road trip. >> exactly. >> don't they have kids by this point? >> yeah. and lifestyles change when you have kids. >> you have to grow up. >> and here's the thing, dylan -- >> she might know more about others. >> she went to high school with one of the cast members. >> i'm surprised this never came up before. >> you keep hiding it from us. tell us. >> the situation went to my high
school. he was just mark sarntino back in high school. >> was he flashing his abs everywhere back then? >> no. he was just a regular kid in school. our crowds didn't hang out all that much. >> when he became, like, the situation, was it a big deal in your high school? >> it was my high school's claim to fame. how cool is that? i'm watching the show cringing. as somebody who was born and raised in new jersey, most of new jersey isn't that. you know? >> it's gone down in your old high school in that time. >> i group up in the middle of the woods in new jersey. >> just hop and sing to each other at parties. >> you see how we hang out. >> is that how your prom was? just hop and sing? >> we did go to the jersey shore after our proms. >> you have these pictures. that was my junior prom. we went to seaside heights after
that prom for the weekend. that is what we did in new jersey. >> you should get your high school friends together. and you have a watch party for the special -- it's called "reunion road trip" sunday at 9:30 p.m. on our sister knenetw, e! >> no. >> me and curtis will watch it. >> snooki went to my high school. >> exactly. >> it's fake. she's an australian. speaking of australia, this happened off the coast of australia. >> i think it was. >> is it pronounced queensland. >> double island point, yes, in queensland. >> they encountered a whale and a baby calf. >> a baby whale. >> not a cow calf. a baby whale. >> yeah. watch this. i didn't know it was called a calf, to be honest with you. it comes towards the snorkelers. and in a second, i think it jumps on to them. right? >> and i think they're having
fun. and then, this happens. >> where? >> i don't see it. >> boom. >> oh, wow. >> one flipper down. >> my gosh. you don't want to get landed on by them. >> was that the calf? >> that might have been the mum. that's a dangerous time to be in the water around a whale with its calf. they can get really territorial and protective. as you can imagine. >> one of the snorkelers got hurt. we don't know the details. >> we wouldn't show it and go -- oh. up next, do you want to look like curtis? oops. cook. you want to look like him and cook like him, too. how is that going to happen? he's revealing his favorite kitchen hacks save you. are you going to do a fashion segment? >> yeah. a makeover segment. >> yeah. i don't know what i'm trying to say. stick around. after this, he
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we are back with curtis stone, who is our co-host this morning and right now this is good stuff. he is going to share some of his chef secrets that will change our lives in the kitchen. starting with eggs. >> i get asked a lot how long can you keep eggs. you never remember when you buy them. five or six weeks. five to six week physice weeks kept at the right temperature. if you drop one in the water and it sinks, it's fresh. we have fresh eggs. that's good to know. because the shell is porous. what will happen is a little air bubble will form once that egg white starts to dehydrate. that's a tell-tale sign. >> that's a good one. >> now i want to test my eggs because i have no idea when i
bought them. this is a way to protect your knives and not get cut. >> this is one of those things that we always have lying around. the center of the paper towel we have in the kitchen. you can flatten it out like that and then just put in the spine of the knife up against it. just allows you to keep it safe. >> perfect fit. anyone reaching into the drawer will never cut their fingers. yes, this one is my favorite price. free. >> and you know what, i've lost a couple of them over time. so, this is -- >> you lost a couple knives. we should locate those. >> lost a couple fingers. so, this is a good way to lose a finger. see how the board is slipping around. if you're trying to chop on it, a bit of a moving surface. one thing we always do in the kitchen and professional kitchen is take a wet piece of paper towel, put that down and then your board won't move around. >> that's great. >> another little tip. you know, sometimes you'll cut garlic on a cutting board and it
gets stinky and. >> and then i cut apples the next day and no good. >> the best move here is to get yourself fresh ginger. i like to grate it on to the board like that. and then sort of rub that in. the ginger will lift most of those flavors that you'll find that harbor in the board. the ginger will lift that up which is a nice little tip. >> that's interesting. >> ginger is a great tool in the kits kitchen because as a marinade it tenderizes meat. pork chops or steak whatever you're cooking grated ginger like this into a marinade. that's oil and garlic and thyme. >> it adds some flavor. >> it smells good. >> it smells good, isn't it? it's fresh and delicious. it has a tenderizing property. >> it doesn't affect the flavor. >> no, you'll get the ginger flavor, which is a good thing. >> wow. >> make that for me for lunch. it smells good. >> this is my last kitchen. >> went from eggs to the egg
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keep it on a leash. get your pet tick and flea medication. >> is there a risk? let's say your pet gets it. you're around your pet all the time. >> there is a risk. you have to get to your veterinarian right away. there's antibiotics that work for it they didn't have tin the middle ages. >> that was a big one. this is a cool one. there's research that shows you may be able to get smarter while you sleep. >> yes. a study in "nature." they took participants and did a series of sound patterns, complex sound patterns. when they woke up, they could recognize the sound patterns. it was during r.e.m. sleep. it didn't work during deep, deep, nonr.e.m. sleep. you're not going to be able to turn on rosetta stone and wake up speaking portuguese. >> just by osmosis.
>> more general things. >> what is practical? what can you learn while you sleep? anything? >> ultimately, i think, you know, people think about watching tv right before they doze off or when i was in college, i used to study and i couldn't think of something. and i would doze off and suddenly, i would think of the next paragraph for a paper or something. those kind of things. >> that's why they say sleep on it. >> exactly. >> this is interesting because i can relate. spousal weight gain. in the early years of marriage, you can gain weight. >> right. a couple things, as you said. you're cooking. the other thing, that you pointed out, astutely, women are like killing themselves to lose weight right before their wedding. but i think, you know, you get content. and you kind of let down your guard. and you know, it's that fat and happy. you're not going to be on tinder or bumblebee now. you can relax. you have to think about it for health reasons and concentrate on it. >> with my girlfriends, we all
had it. i try to be domestic. let me cook and eat. you realize it's time to reel it in. is there a window when women come back in? >> it's harder because then you have your babies and you're busy with your babies and the weight gain. you have to concentrate, if you're going to be domestic and cook early on, start with healthy things. and you have to concentrate on it. >> we have time, 30 seconds left. i think this was good. apparently, people with optimistic spouses have less chronic disease. >> yes. we know that optimism is good for your own health. the people that are pollyannas, the sun will come out tomorrow. they have less heart disease. now, if you're with a spouse that also is like that, there's less chronic disease. they followed people years out and found they had less chronic disease. maybe it's like minds think alike. but you know, it's good to be positive. >> good things. try not to be the grumpy spouse. just ahead, if you haven't
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while longer. only a few breaks throughout the day. the temperatures will be cooler than average. into the mid 70s for this afternoon. 78 in concord, livermore warm. it stays cloudy along the coast. highs up to 62 it degrees. and it will get milder as we go through the rest of the week. 70 degrees there, and some low 90s by friday, but then this weekend we'll bring it back into the 80s with mostly sunny skies. mike has better news for drivers through oakland. >> yeah. southbound 880 is jammed up. that is where we're getting more movement to 98, that is where
the jamb is. that is where the whole jam is. all lanes are clear. it is a tougher drive. heading up toward the interchange. that's the only real drama that is left over because the rest of the bay is a smooth easy drive. the back up right here, scott, you can't get away from the back up. >> you just can't get away. the president is expecting to speak from the white house and we'll bring that to you live.
all right. we've got some good news and bad news. the bad news is summer is winding down. the good news is, your favorite tv shows are coming back for the fall. >> i thought the bad news was we are on television in snuggies. >> there's a pocket for your remote. >> here to tell us which ones are worth binge-watching before they return to tv is the editor in chief of showbizcafe.com, jack rico. >> how are you? i can't believe this time around i have the snuggies on me. >> so much effort into your outfit for the show. >> i kind of do, believe it or not. now, it's covered. >> you kind of look like a professor, jack. >> there you go. >> okay. let's start with our first binge-worthy show worth
watching. the last season of "the mindy project." >> the sixth and final season. a lot of people will miss the show on hulu. and it's the creation of mindy kaling, who wrote it, produced it, stars in it. it's a show about 30-somethings that are trying to figure out life. they do a good job. it's clever and charming with a touch of risque. it's a landmark show because the first time an indian-american woman has started her own broadcast tv show. we're going to miss the show. >> i love mindy. she's so fun. >> very good times. >> what about "this is us"? the whole world has gone crazy. >> everybody. this is one of the most anticipated shows, returning to season two. and this is a show that is a -- i would say it's a smart, modern dramady that's hard-hitting.
it talks about heavy stuff, cancer, death, obesity, interracial relationships. and it's about a family that is given all these twists and turns from life. you can catch season one on nbc.com. >> next up, we have "empire" which people know. >> hip-hop soap opera is what it is. season four is returning. and a lot of the reason that this show is successful, is because of the scandalous plot lines, and the chemistry between the two leads in taraji p. henson and terrence howard. a lot of people will be looking for this. >> shonda rhimes knows how to keep us entertained. two of her shows are coming back. "grey's anatomy" and scandal. you have to spend a lot of time for "grey's anatomy." 13 seasons you can binge. season 14 on september 8th. an acclaimed show. golden globe, medical drama. and "scandal" the seventh and final season.
she's a fixer who can't seem to fix her own life. this is one that has made such an impact on a cultural level that this one is going to be missed a lot. >> everybody is wondering how it will end. will she or won't she? >> they just picked up shonda rhimes on netflix, a multiyear deal. she will be creating new shows. > >> gold mine ready to happen. we've been talking about "will & grace." >> eight seasons from 1996. they're returning the cast. the response has been so electric that they -- the show was supposed to be 12 just episodes. they extended it to 16. they just renewed it for season two without the first episode airing. >> they're confident. >> tremendous response. we can't wait for the show to come back. binge it. >> and "jane the virgin" coming back. october 14th, fourth season. this made gina rodriguez a star. about a pregnant virgin who is trying to figure everything out
with the bizarre circumstance of events. see if you can do it. an english-language novella, that's quirky and emotional at the same time. >> and one more. "curb your enthusiasm." that's the hit. >> larry david decided to take off six years before doing season nine. whatever he wants. came up with a great idea. now, he's returning, october 1st, for season nine. if you haven't seen the show, it's the misadventures of larry david, who plays an exaggerated version of himself, with very comical effect. one of the key things about the show, is underneath all of the jokes, a lot of social commentary. he does it skillfully and commentary. you can laugh without the guilt. >> the fact it went away and has come back, it builds up more. >> the anticipation for it. >> jack, thank you so much. nice to have you here. >> thanks. coming up next, a perfect dinner to go with your binge watching. watching. curtis will show us how to
i kept looking for ways to manage my symptoms. i thought i was doing okay. then it hit me... managing was all i was doing. when i told my doctor, i learned humira is for people who still have symptoms of moderate to severe crohn's disease even after trying other medications. in clinical studies, the majority of people on humira saw significant symptom relief . we're coming on the air because president trump in just a few moments is going to be making a statement from the diplomatic reception room of the white house. we have been led to believe indications are he will make a statement with regard to the racially fueled violence in charlottesville over the weekend. let's go to hallie jackson. what guidance have you received about what the president will talk about? >> reporter: here's what we know so far. within the last hour, the
president met with his attorney general jeff sessions and the head of his fbi new director chris wray to talk about what happened in charlottesville over theyou knee thow the department justice is investigating into that. two days after he first spoke about what happened at that white nationalist rally, the president coming under serious fire from both sides of the aisle including republicans for why he did not specifically call out white nationalists, white supremacists, neo-nazis by name. you heard backlash growing from republicans as i take a look at our screen to see if and when the president will walk out sometime in the next couple of minutes. the condemnation came because people wanted the president to be more forceful and explicit and already today we've seen some real world fallout from that. the head of one company merck has withdrawn from his manufacturing council because he wasn't more explicit on
saturday. this is an opportunity essentially for the president to in the eyes of his critic get it right the second time. we have heard his top advisers including the attorney general, including his vice president mike pence say what the president did not. but right now i think the eyes of the nation are waiting to see if the president will be more explicit and what he will have to say about this. >> his surrogates certainly over the weekend were in defensive mode defending the president saying that he was perfectly clear in his condemnation here. so is he in a little bit of a spot of not trying to do a redo? >> his advisors say that the president was very clear, but on saturday afternoon when he spoke, the president was not in fact clear. he was not in fact explicit. while he did denounce the violence, what he called hatred, bigotry and violence, he then added the phrase on many sides. and repeated it for emphasis with an unnamed white house spokesperson later following up to clarify the next day that the
president of course would include white nationalists, white supremacists, members of the kkk in that group. but again, those are words that have not been heard from president trump himself, at least not to this point. that may change now in the nooenext couple minutes, but we'll see. >> i'll ask you to stand by. on the right side, you're looking at the diplomatic retention room where the president we're led to believe will come out at any moment now to make a statement with regard to what happened this charlottesville. and we want to take you there now. gabe guttierez has been covering the events where the suspect who rammed through a crowd of protesters made his first court appearance. what can you tell us about that? >> reporter: gchyes, many waiti to hear what the president will say. the comments assad did not sit well with the anti-hate protesters. we're at the spot where a
makeshift memorial has sprung up to honor the victim who was killed. >> i'm in washington today to meet with my economic team about trade policy and major tax cuts and reform. we are renegotiating trade deals and making them good for the american worker. and it's about time. our economy is now strong. the stock market continues to hit record highs, unemployment is at a 16 year low. and businesses are more optimistic than ever before. companies are moving back to the united states and bringing many thousands of jobs with them. we have already created over 1 million jobs since i took office. we will be discussing economic issues in greater detail later
this afternoon, but based on the events that took place over the weekend in charlottesville, virginia, i would like to provide the nation with an update on the ongoing federal response to the horrific attack and violence that was witnessed by everyone. i just met with fbi director christopher wray and attorney general jeff sessions. the department of justice has opened a civil rights investigation into the deadly car attack that killed one innocent american and wounded 20 others. to anyone who acted criminally in this weekend's racist violence, you will be held fully accountable. justice will be delivered. as i said on saturday, we condemn in the strongest
possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence. it has no place in america. and as i have said many times before, no matter the color of our skin, we all live under the same laws. we all salute the same great flag. and we are all made by the same almighty god. we must love each other, show affection for each other, and unite together in condemnation of hatred, bigotry and violence. we must rediscover the bonds of love and loyalty that bring us together as americans. racism is evil. and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs. including the kkk, neo-nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant
to everything that we hold dear as americans. we are a nation founded on the truth that all of us are created equal. we are equal in the eyes of our creator. we are equal under the law. and we are equal under our constitution. those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of america. two days ago heather heyer was tragically killed. her death fills us with grief and we send her family our thoughts, our prayers and our love. we also mourn the two virginia state troopers who died in service to their community, their commonwealth and their country. troopers j. cullen and burke bates exemplified the very best of america and our hearts go out to their families, their friends and every member of american law
enforcement. these three fallen americans embody the goodness and decency of our nation. in times such as these, america has always shown its true character, responding to hate with love, division with unity, and violence with an unwavering resolve for justice. as a candidate, i promised to restore law and order to our country. and our federal law enforcement agencies are following through on that pledge. we will spare no resource in fighting so that every american child can grow up free from violence and fear. we will defend and protect the sa sacred rights ever all americans and we will work together so every citizen in this blessed land is free to follow their dreamsever all americans and we will work together so every citizen in this blessed land is free to follow their dreams in their hearts and to
express the love and joy in their souls. thank you. god bless you. and god bless america. thank you very much. >> the president taking no questions after making his second set of remarks on charlottesville, this time in a much more carefully prepared statement, the president saying kkk, neo-nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups are repug nannanrepugnan. something he was unwilling or failed to say saturday evening. let's go to halg hallie jackson. >> reporter: and it's my take that this is what everyone had wished he said saturday. you heard as you talked about him call out some of these groups by name. why is that notable? because remember, during the campaign, president trump
repeatedly said as a candidate when it came to a different phrase radical islamic terror that you have to name the flob order to confront it. here he did exactly that, something that again he declined to do over the weekend. a couple other points briefly. it was notable that the president omitted the three critical words that people talked about quite a bit over the weekend" on many sides." you heard him again denounce hatred, bigotry and violence, but this time he did not add that phrase that brought him under so much fire on saturday afternoon. he also did not discuss the issue of domestic terrorism. that this has been a president who has been quick to denounce acts of terror both in his campaign and his administration overseas, but he is not calling that here. again, his attorney general jeff sessions who was on nbc news this morning talked a little bit about that this when he was speaking about what happened in this incident. there is a legal definition that needs to be met, so perhaps that is why the president stayed away from doing that.
that said, this is a significant moment for president trump coming out and again calling out these hate groups by name. >> hallie jackson at the white house. the president saying anyone who action aed criminally in charlottesville as part of the racist violence will be held accountable. and again, he just met with the fbi director and the attorney general. the president noting that there is a civil rights investigation that has been launched now into the murder. the car that plowed through the crowd there on saturday. we'll have full coverage and more certainly a lot of reaction will be coming into all of this when we see you tonight on "nbc nightly news." nightly news." i'm lester holt, ...companies... ...solve problems. how? we eat. we eat almonds... ...strawberries... ...quinoa. and yeah...we eat chocolate. ♪ we eat in sweatpants... ...in skirts. we eat alone... ...and together. women are strong.
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get your first prescription free at anoro.com. all right. it is time to get your kids ready for another school year. there's tons of great back-to-school idea online. many come from -- brooke mahan. what what's up moms, with 1.7 million subscribers on youtube. good morning, brooke. >> how are you? >> i love these. >> thanks for having me. back-to-school is an exciting time of year. it can be hectic. and getting out of the house is the hardest part. this is one of my favorites. it is a hanging shelf turned
weekly planner. you load it all up on sunday night. everything is in there. and that way, in the morning, you don't have, you know, where is my other blue sock or my batman underwear. >> you're good for the week. >> you grab and go. it will save you time. >> awesome. this one is making it like a lazy susan. >> this is one of the all-time greatest tricks. you take a round baking tin. you want to pour the marbles in? >> yeah. >> and you take a second round tin with your craft supplies and school supplies. and, wait. >> no way. that is genius. >> so cute. >> woos and ahs. >> amazing. and this is great for younger kids. they can reach across. >> yeah. you can throw it in a cabinet. you don't have to reach all the way back. >> it looks pretty on a table. >> that's a good idea. >> with craft supplies come artwork. it takes up a lot of fridge
space. we do this three-ring binder. it's so cute. you can put your child's name on the front. take clear sheet protectors and put their artwork in. >> and save the binders. >> yeah. it's fun at the end of the year. you have a portfolio of your artist with all their work in it. >> i love it. >> love this one. >> curtis is making a mess over here. >> if i can do this, anybody can do this. and if i can't, you probably still can. >> can we hold it up to see? >> nailed it. >> i'm making progress. >> this is my favorite thing we have out here. these are ziploc pencil pouches. you take a ziploc bag. cut it in half. wrap it in some conduduct tape. and it should look like this or like this. how cute are these? they're really easy. superinexpensive. i would carry this as a clutch.
so cute. you can make them in different sizes. >> that didn't turn out so bad. you landed better than -- got there better than i thought you were going to. >> i love that idea. this is unbelievable. >> this is really cute. it looks so cute on the wall. it's great for kids that are learning to tell time and understanding the concept of time. afternoon schedule clock. you have a key that goes with it. it helps them to visualize what their routine is after school. >> forget about the kids. i'm taking this in for my chefs at work. the vegetable preparation. and the fish. >> i think the hardest part of an afternoon schedule, can be homework time. if you don't have a designated desk or area in your house for homework, this is a great homework station. it's literally a presentation board covered in wrapping paper. the kids can help decorate it. it gives them a quiet area of their own. >> it's nice to have that spot where they can do their homework.
>> they might like doing their homework. >> i'm voting you mother of the year. >> thank you. >> now, if you have middle schoolers and high schoolers, i think this is cool. making your -- >> or if you're a mom. >> this right here, can you look at this? you know when you go to a place and you find accessories for your desk, you made this using contact paper? >> using contact paper. marble contact paper and any container. this is an empty tin can. you peel off the contact paper. wrap it around. and i mean -- >> wow. >> i don't know if i can say store names. looks like you bought it at the store. >> a fancy one. >> and do little binder clips. it makes getting back into school mode a little more fun. and have some customized supplies on your desk. >> do you remember when you first get a locker? wanting to decorate a locker? you have a trick for this. >> these are magnets you can take a one-inch hole punch. i love using photos.
we punched them. you punch out the picture. and they're clear bubble take stickers. stick a magnet on the back. and we'll show you -- >> isn't that cute? >> i put mine on the inside of the locker. >> so cute. >> all of these tutorials on our youtube channel, what's up mom and other good content. >> we're back in a moment. this is "today" on
70s mostly while oakland at 67. at times drizzle and 70 in belmont. the mission district in the upper 70s. we have a more pleasant commute through oakland. hayward the earlier crash. it is a while back. now we have a good enough time where we have a clearing. 580 east with more traffic than we typically do. some are taking the alternate. a smoother drive in the south bay, 85 coming up with the split from 280. by the time you get north of there you're fine. >> i do feel fine, thank you very much. canada threatens to leave nafta over a dispute settlement mechanism that the u.s. wants to scrap called article 18.
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