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good morning. thanking the team. president obama gets tearful in a speech to young campaign staffers. with the campaign behind the president now he gets set to deliver his first post electn remarks to the nation today. face to face, gabby giffords and her husband confront the man who nearly killed her just before he is sentenced to life in prison. this morning mark kelly tells us what it was like inside that courtroom in an exclusive live interview. and train wreck. a brand new train being unloaded comes crashing to earth when a
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cable snaps. it's going to be a while before it's back ontrack today. friday, november 9th, 2012. good morning. welcome to "today" on this friday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm willie geist in this morning for matt. the president known for his cool, some say aloof demeanor, but we've seen tears twice in the span of a week. >> i think a reflection of the fact this campaign was draining on both candidates but the really hard work begins now. president obama set to speak from the white house this afternoon about the economy and what it will take to stave off the fiscal cliff. we'll have a live report from the white house straight ahead. also new this morning a tough reprimand for members of the highly respected seal team
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6. did they divulge classified information to the makers of a popular video game? then a very real drama for one of the young stars of "modern family." 14-year-old aerial winter removed from her home after allegations she was being physically and emotionally abused by her own mother. there are new details in the case this morning and her mother has released a statement to nbc news. we will talk about that. first let's get to the top stories of the morning. natalie morales is over at the news desk. good morning. >> good morning, everyone. it is back to work for president obama today as he addresses congress about the fiscal cliff, tax increases, and automatic spending cuts slated to slam the economy back into a possible recession in january if the house and senate don't intervene. partisan politics have gotten in the way on the issue as republicans refuse to hike tax rates on wealthy americans. the president is expected to urge congress to come together to extend bush era tax cuts for all but the nation's highest
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earners. we'll have much more on this coming up shortly. now to wall street where a two-day losing streak has sent the dow plunging to its worst level since july. cnbc's mary thompson is at the new york stock exchange. what is the outlook for today? >> reporter: well, it could be another tough day for investors, natalie. two main worries hanging over wall street. first of all weakness in europe's economy and concerns we'll fall over the fiscal cliff. this had some investors selling stocks in order to lock in gains and avoid possibly paying a higher tax in 2013. it also has investors selling stock because they fear we'll see a slowdown in the economy if we go over the cliff and of course that could mean a weaker market. speaking of a weaker market it's set up for the worst weekly performance in five months. back to you. >> not good. mary thompson at the new york stock exchange, thanks. seven members of the navy seal team 6 have been disciplined for acting as paid consultants providing classified information to the makers of a popular video game called medal of honor. one of the punished seals was involved in the mission that
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took down osama bin laden last year. the punishment is nonjudicial meaning that the seals aren't heading to jail. an iranian jet fired on a u.s. military drone for the first time in acknowledged history. the drone was flying over international waters in the persian gulf on november first and according to u.s. officials it was unarmed, conducting routine surveillance. the unmanned drone escaped unscathed to return back to base. pentagon officials would not speculate on whether or not the incident constitutes an act of war. some amazing new images of malala, the 15-year-old pakistani girl shot in the head by the fanl for her fearless advocacy for female education rights. she is recovering in a british hospital, reading with her father. this as tens of thousands of people worldwide have signed an online petition to nominate malala for the nobel peace prize. and the bigger they are the harder they fall. this brand new, 200-ton train
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made it all the way from the u.s. to central west africa before it then fell 20 feet while being unloaded from a delivery ship. the multimillion dollar locomotive might need some very costly repairs. that is one big whoops. >> i'll say. >> remember when you had a train set and you tried to get them on the track? >> you're back from all your travels. >> in the flesh. >> yes, we are. all of our friends out there who have been suffering, when you see it first hand it's really devastating. news is we have nice weather here in the northeast. out west, it is going to be a mess. you can see the snow getting itself together. a storm system making its way across. winter storm warning, blizzard warnings all the way to the west coast and as far east as northern minnesota. snowfall amounts in 24 hours. generally six to nine inches. some areas up to 18 inches of
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snow in northern north dakota. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> pristine sunrise. friday morning, good morning. a live view from the nbc 4 camera. reagan national at a chilly 40 degrees. wind at five to ten miles per hour. it's going to get blustery. it's cold around the region. generally, above freezing in most areas. virginia, west virginia are below freezing. we climb into the 50s to 60. the breezes diminish this that's your latest weather. >> thank you. as we said, president obama delivers his first post election statement from the white house this afternoon. the focus? strengthening the economy and avoiding the fiscal cliff, just two of the issues on the president's plate. chuck todd is nbc's chief white house correspondent and political director. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, willie. while the president is about to get knee deep in these
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negotiations over the so-called fiscal cliff, dealing with taxes and the debt might be his biggest second-term issue he has some housekeeping to do with the cabinet as he will lose at least five major cabinet secretaries including hillary clinton, leon panetta, and timothy geithner. >> i'm really proud of all of you, and what you -- [ applause ] >> reporter: in a video released by the obama campaign a tearful president thanks his campaign workers. >> what you guys -- what you guys accomplished will go on into the annals of history and people will read about it and marvel about it, but the most important thing you need to know is that your journey is just beginning. >> reporter: now the president is getting ready for big changes, this time to his cabinet. mr. obama's top three secretaries all expected to leave within the next few months, possibly even before the end of the year.
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secretary of state hillary clinton has repeatedly said she is on her way out. >> i want to then take some time to get reconnected to, you know, the stuff that makes life worth living, you know, family, friends, the sort of activities that i enjoy. >> reporter: the one-time rival to barack obama may be replaced by another former presidential candidate, massachusetts senator john kerry, chairman of the senate foreign relations committee. another candidate? the president's national security adviser tom donilon, and perhaps a more controversial choice, u.n. ambassador susan rice, the obama administration's representative who gave the initial incorrect intelligence explanation of the benghazi attacks. still, most insiders believe rice and kerry are the two front-runners. white house veterans say clinton's eventual replacement will be on solid ground. >> the secretary of state in the second administration has the advantage of a president who has their bearings about what they want to accomplish around the world. >> in treasury the top candidate to replace timothy geithner white house chief of staff jack
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lew who has also served as the budget director. the president may decide to keep him where he is and perhaps look elsewhere to another senator or clinton administration veteran. at the pentagon leon panetta's departure may not occur until the spring but the list may include michele flournoy. she would be the first ever woman to head defense. rhode island senator jack reed, a west point graduate and veteran of the armed services committee. then there is john kerry if the president doesn't tap him for state. attorney general eric holder, a long-time political target of conservatives, says he is still undecided about staying on. he reportedly told law students in baltimore thursday, do i have some gas left in the tank? that's something that i'm in the process now of trying to determine. >> these are intense, critical jobs, and, yeah, there is a high burn out factor. >> reporter: many of these announcements, though, are going to be postponed, particularly
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treasury, because of the fiscal cliff negotiations. both jack lew and timothy geithner are front and center in these talks with speaker john boehner. >> all right. chuck todd at the white house this morning, thanks. john meacham is a pulitzer prize winning historian and author of the new book "thomas jefferson the art of power." good morning. >> thank you, sir. >> tell me about what's going on in washington right now. everyone is saying the right things. president obama said a couple days ago i'm looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders in both parties to meet our challenges. john boehner said we are ready to be led. is this just honeymoon talk or do the american people have reason to believe things might be different in a second term? >> a lot of it's honeymoon talk. this is the natural result. the president wants to appear magnanimous in victory. the speaker, whose party just lost, wants to be clear that practically he understands that the country voted for an incumbent president as opposed to the nominee of his party, so it behooves him at this point to make the right noises.
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but it's still friday. sometimes bipartisanship in washington is a little like what mark twain said about tom sawyer and huck finn. there was once an evangelist who came to town who was so good that even huck finn was saved until sunday afternoon. there is a short half life. >> so pessimism about business as usual changing in washington? >> not pessimism. just, it's going to be a very -- nobody's interests have radically changed except that do you have this fiscal cliff. you do have this situation that interestingly washington created. they passed a bill that said at the end of the year the tax cuts expire. we'll sequester money. we're not going to spend it. we're going to force ourselves to make a hard decision. and history tells us that washington makes hard decisions only when they really have to. >> tell me more broadly about second terms. presidents are unburdened by the need to be re-elected but for a lot of presidents they've been fraught the second terms. which way does it cut for president obama? >> the only thing worse than
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winning a second term is not winning a second term. it's hard because people get tired. part of the president crying, we haven't often seen a man who has even compared himself to mr. spock from time to time being that emotional. people get tired. people start to move on quickly in the sense of who is going to be the next president yet again. at the same time you get that first year or so where real things can happen and also an important part of second terms has been foreign policy because presidents have a lot more unilateral movement, authority in that zone, and so you get a lot of important things. ronald reagan cut a very important deal with mikhail gorbachev. president clinton almost got a middle east peace deal. so looking at how we deal with iran and even the unforeseen challenges overseas is going to be really important. >> you've written a book about thomas jefferson, your latest biography. how is thomas jefferson relevant today beyond the obvious that he was the founder of the country,
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why should we still be interested about thomas jefferson's life in 2012? >> because he would have totally understood the washington -- john boehner, harry reid, and barack obama. he was a tall, cool, cerebral president who won re-election who was actually really good at politics even though he didn't want to act as though he was. so there are some similarities with president obama. jefferson was the greatest politician of the early american republic, and he understood how to get things done. in a ferociously partisan atmosphere he knew how to be a pragmatist, to remain with a basic view. he understood to get along in washington it was really important to understand the politics of the personal which is something president obama has not been so good at. he likes to play basketball with his staff. he likes to play golf with his staff. he doesn't like to reach out to congress. every night the congress was in session when thomas jefferson was president he had dinner with members of congress. that might be one version of hell for some people but it
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worked because it weaved attachments to him. it gave him a chance to get things done. i think jefferson understood how to get things done in a fractious capitol. >> good lessons from long ago for our politicians of today. thomas jefferson the art of power. a great new book. good to see you. >> thanks, willie. >> savannah? >> thank you. now to an emotional day in an arizona courtroom as the gunman in the tucson shooting rampage was sentenced to life in prison, but not before he came face to face with one of his victims, many of his victims including former congresswoman gabby giffords. we'll talk to her husband about that in a moment. first, nbc's miguel almaguer is in tucson with more. miguel, good morning to you. >> savannah, good morning. many of the victims say they may never truly have closure but this does mark the end to the legal process. it was an emotional day here in court for so many of the survivors who for the first time were able to address the gunman. they arrived at federal court, one by one.
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>> we're not going to let him win. >> reporter: shooting victims here together to face gunman jared lee loughner. former congresswoman gabby giffords came face to face with loughner for the first time. standing soically she looked directly at him, holding her husband's hand as mark kelly firmly said, you may have put a bullet through her head but you haven't put a dent in her spirit. after today, after this moment, here and now, gabby and i are done thinking about you. nearly two years since the shooting kelly also spoke about the need for better gun control laws as did many of the victims. >> we've got to find leaders that got courage, people got to be able to step up and say, we can do better. >> reporter: the courtroom was packed. at times the silence was only broken by victims and their families as they wept. shot in the face and leg, ron
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barber fills giffords' seat in congress. he told loughner, you must now pay the price. the price for the terror, injury, and pain you have caused. i hold no hatred toward you. now you must live with this burden. the january 8th, 2011 parking lot shooting left a member of giffords' staff, a federal judge, a 9-year-old girl, and three others dead. susie heilman was among the 13 wounded. she brought the youngest victim, christina taylor green, to meet giffords. heilman's voice tremendous bin laden as she said, you turned a civics lesson into a nightmare. i want to shake you and scream at you as if that would matter. mayby stoddard also choked back tears in court. her husband saved her life using his body to shield her from gunfire. as loughner's parents wept, stoddard looked directly into loughner's eyes. you took away my life, my love,
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and my reason for living. you murdered by dory. i forgive you. i do not hate you. i hate the act you performed. jared lee loughner never addressed the victims and showed no emotion as he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. when the sentencing was over he walked past his parents but did not seem to acknowledge them. savannah? >> miguel almaguer in tucson this morning, thank you. gabby giffords' husband mark kelly is with us now exclusively. mark, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. >> it could not have been easy to be inside that courtroom. what was it like for you and for gabby to come face to face with this man? did she express anything about it afterwards to you? >> this was something we, you know, we've been thinking about for the last month. before that she wasn't really interested in attending but about a month ago she changed her mind and thought it would be a good idea for her to be there to get some sense of resolution
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to what happened. inside the courtroom it was pretty comfortable until the moment that he walked in and then it was pretty intense, you know, to be sitting just probably about 30 feet from where jared loughner was. you know, gabby was sitting up in her chair and sitting up straight, spent a lot of time looking at him. it was the first time she really had ever seen him. >> loughner, of course, didn't say anything, no emotion, no apologies. did you feel when you were speaking that you were getting through to him, that he was listening at all? >> absolutely. as gabby and i went up to the podium i asked judge burns if we could address loughner directly, so we moved to the left side of the podium so we could look directly at him. you know, gabby's eyes were locked on his the entire time as i read our statement, you know, i kept looking up and his expression would change. he was paying attention to what we were saying. he wasn't really happy at
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points, and, you know, i almost felt like, you know, during that whole, you know, few minutes that he and gabby were having quite the staring contest. >> in your statement you said gabby struggles to walk. her right arm is paralyzed. she is partially blind. gabby works harder in one minute of an hour fighting to make each individual moment count for something than most of us work in an entire day. how is gabby doing? what strides are you still hoping she'll make in her recovery? >> well, she is doing really well. i mean, her right arm doesn't improve much but her walking improves a little. the thing that we see that improves the most is her ability to communicate. it is also the thing she works the hardest on. you know, i don't see changes over days or even over weeks now but month to month she does improve and i'm hopeful that that'll continue for years. anecdotally from people around the country that have similar injuries, this is something that
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you typically if you work hard will improve for the rest of your life. >> you talked about her spirit. there have to be moments though when this is such a struggle when you think about all that has been taken from her. >> yes, it is. you know, it's a struggle every single day for her. it's difficult for her to do almost anything that was easy before. she's not at the point where she can even drive a car. that is something she is looking forward to at some point but as i mentioned in the statement, her vision is an issue as well as her arm. there are things she looks forward to. she is generally in a very good mood and she continues to work really hard on her recovery. >> before i let you go, you gave a stinging rebuke in your statement to political leaders who haven't done anything about gun control. you and gabby are gun owners and supporters of the second amendment. what do you hope will change? are you expecting president obama to do something about gun control in a second term?
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>> you know, i don't know if he is going to address that. he certainly, i don't expect him to in the beginning part of his second term but, you know, we have a congress that could address it as well. we've got state legislatures, governors. this is obviously a problem. i mean, we have gun violence that happens time and time again in this country. i think almost everybody would agree that we have a problem. we've got very smart people and we've got committed legislators, you know, that can work on the issue and it should be worked on. i think, you know, repeatedly we lost the opportunity and i hope somebody picks up that mantle and tries to do something about it. >> well, this obviously underscores the need for the issue to be addressed in some way. mark kelly, thank you so much. >> thank you for having me on the show, savannah. >> appreciate it. just ahead, a woman who was denied a job all because of a background check confused her with a criminal. she's not alone. the flaw in the system exposed.
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another winter coat morning. good morning, i'm tom kierein. in the 30s now. later today, up around 60 with sunshine tomorrow. upper 60s, near 70 sunday afternoon, lots of sunshine. danella, how's traffic? >> 95 southbound in virginia, a
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crash in the right shoulder lane. head over to northbound, sluggish. it will take 32 minutes to get to the beltway. >> thank you. another news update in 25 7:,
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november 9th, 2012. we are four days away from one direction mania on our plaza. we have the huge sign to remind you. you'll get a chance to win tickets. i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist in for matt. i don't know about you but i've been getting a lot of requests for the one direction concert. >> there is a 5-year-old living in my house who is very excited about tuesday. >> i hope she knows somebody. >> she has an in. we're told now people are asleep
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already out on 48th street waiting to see one direction on tuesday. >> four days from now. just ahead this morning if you've applied for a job you've probably been the subject of a criminal background check. jeff rossen found a flaw in the system, companies cutting corners and making big mistakes that can keep you from getting hired. more on that coming up. then we'll complete our "twilight" trifecta with taylor lautner here live. >> we'll begin this half hour with new details on the family drama facing one of the stars of the show "modern family." jason, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, willie. 14-year-old ariel winter is part of a quirky yet loving family on her tv show but in reality the teenager has been removed from her home after allegations she was being physically and emotionally abused by her own mother. >> i'm not giving you my design. >> reporter: ariel winter plays alex dunphy the nerdy know it all child on the abc sitcom
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"modern family." >> i made this for haley four years ago. you think this got framed? she tossed it in the garbage. >> reporter: now her real family has been swept up in a nasty dispute. a judge removed winter from her mother after the child star and her adult sister accused their mother of abuse. in court papers filed last month they said winter has been the victim of ongoing physical abuse -- slapping, hitting, pushing, and emotional abuse -- vile name calling, personal insults about minor and minor's weight for an extended period of time. a judge granted temporary golan cipel to winter's older sister and ordered the mother not to have any contact with her teenage daughter until a hearing scheduled for later this month. the judge is not saying that the mother abused her. the judge has made a determination that it's in the best interests of ariel to remove her from the house temporarily and giving custody to the sister until all the facts and all the evidence could come out in the case. >> reporter: winter's mother
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denies the allegations. in a statement to nbc news she says, i would never abuse her in any way and i have always tried my best to always protect her and do what is right for her. she also says her daughter's claims of abuse are a response to the mother's disapproval of the 14-year-old's relationship with her 18-year-old boyfriend. when i caught them engaging in behavior that i feel my daughter is too young mentally and physically to understand and fully grasp i put a stop to it immediately. being a teenager in love i thought she would cry and sulk and eventually her broken heart would heal. i would never have dreamed she would take it to this level. this is not the first allegation of abuse against winter's mother. the elder daughter also an actress made similar claims two decades ago and as a result was placed in the care of her grandmother. in workman's statement she says her older daughter has come out of the woodwork once it was announced that the kids on the show got a big raise recently. i will only say this. she has only seen her little sister maybe ten times in the
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last 14 years. they have no relationship and her motives are not out of love but out of spite. as for winter, she is reportedly back on the set of "modern family." sharing laughs with her fictional family awaiting the next round in this legal drama. >> as a child star it's already difficult enough just dealing with the pressures of working in hollywood but add on a scandal like this and it's really a difficult situation. >> reporter: we reached out to both abc and ariel's reps. both had no comment. we should also mention according to the court documents the judge denied the request by winter's sister for control of the child star's earnings from the television show said to be approximately $500,000. willie? >> jason kennedy, thank you. lisa bloom is legal analyst for and the author of parenting book "swagger." good morning. >> good morning. >> a lot to sort through here. on the one hand yes there are legal questions but a lot of family issues as well. >> well, that's absolutely right. we have a young girl who is making a lot of money at the age of 14 now embedded in this
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family drama. should she live with her older adult sister or should she live with her mother? temporarily the judge has said with the adult sister but generally courts want to keep families together so that is not necessarily going to be a permanent order. >> i wonder what you think about ariel's mother putting out a statement. she did that to us at nbc late last night talking about those charges against the 18-year-old boyfriend. the mother going public on her daughter. what do you think? >> well, consider what is going on here. the daughter says part of the emotional abuse is my mother insults me. then the mother issues a statement essentially insulting her daughter and the other sister or you could say disclosing private facts about her daughter. i mean, is that in her daughter's best interests? this is a young girl who is an actress, a hollywood starlet trying to make a name for herself and the mother issues this long statement saying essentially that her daughter is in an inappropriate adult relationship and also casting aspersions on the sister. i don't think that was the healthiest way to proceed. >> she does have a right does
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she not to go to the police if she believes there is statutory rape happening under her own roof. >> that is the implication, right, a 14-year-old girl in an adult relationship with an 18-year-old. of course she does. any mother has that right but she should always be acting in the best interests of the child and i don't think the judge is going to take kindly to that statement. >> the big question here as well as money. you heard jason talking about it, assets in the range of $500,000. how safe are ariel's assets here? >> they're pretty safe. in california we have a law designed to protect the earnings of child stars. we don't want parents of kids who are making money in the entertainment business or any business to spend all that money so the kid turns 18 and nothing is left. the court is going to protect her money regardless of who is watching out for it. >> such a complicated case. thanks so much for clearing it up for us. >> thank you. now let's check on the weather with al. >> hey, hi, guys. how are you? kind of a surprise but that's okay. all the taylor lautner fans here. let's look ahead to your weekend
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and show you what we've got ns. midsection of the country up to the northern plains, we are looking at strong weather. risk of strong storms making their way into the midwest. also, snow back to the plains. frigid conditions there. eastern third of the country is going to be gorgeous. sunday, sunday, a risk of strong storms, rain, snow, making its way to the upper mississippi river valley. another storm in the pacific northwest. along the east coast, it's going to be spectacular. we need the break. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> still feeling wintry cold here. good morning, i'm storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. right now, we are in the 30s in much of the region. later today, we'll climb to the upper 50s to 60 by mid afternoon and a bit of a blustery northwest wind with sunshine. tomorrow, in the morning near 40 with sunshine and clouds in the afternoon. highs in the low to mid-60s.
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maybe near 70 we've elected a president, re-elected a president, had a nor'easter, but now we can finally take a break because it's time for the best night of the week, sunday night football night in america! could this be a foreshadowing of the super bowl to come? the texans come in to soldier field. showers, storms, heavy rain likely. mid to upper 50s. it's going to be a big one on sunday night football night in america! we need it. willie? >> al, selling the nfl on nbc. thanks very much. up next, a new rossen report uncovers big mistakes by companies who perform background checks. why they could cost you a job when you've done nothing wrong. and tv personality brooke burke reveals her battle with cancer. on all purchases, back plus a 50% annual bonus.
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today national investigative correspondent jeff rossen is here with the details. >> good morning. we all know when you apply for a job most employers will do a criminal background check. we do them here. nothing to worry about, right? because you're not a criminal. well, think again. experts say the background check companies are causing innocent people to lose jobs, mistaking them for drug felons, armed robbers, even sex offenders. it happened to catherine taylor. a stay at home mom looking to get back to work. the red cross wanted to hire her. as an accountant. >> i was supposed to start work the following week. >> reporter: but then suddenly catherine's job offer was yanked. a criminal background check had come back with a long rap sheet of drug felonies. the problem is, it wasn't her. >> i was devastated. it was like my whole world was just torn apart. >> reporter: the company hired to run the background check in
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2006, choicepoint, one of the biggest, mixed her up with this catherine taylor, a repeat drug offender with the same date of birth but nothing else in common. they didn't even live in the same state. >> i have never been convicted of anything, nonetheless have a traffic ticket. >> reporter: consumer advocates say these mistakes are happening far too often. take leonard smith. when he applied for a job the background check company, sterling info systems, confused him with this sex offender, who was in prison at the time. it also happened to james hines, an innocent dad. the background check company adp mixed him up with michael james hines, a convicted sex offender in a different state. they don't even have the same first name. the companies say accuracy is important, but errors do happen. >> consumers are losing jobs by the thousands every year because of bad background checks that are run on them.
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>> reporter: jim francis is an attorney specializing in these cases. he says too often background check companies rely solely on computers to match the data with no one checking to make sure the results are correct. a billion dollar industry, he says, that is well aware of the problem. if the companies know this problem exists, why not just fix it? >> they would have to spend money on personnel and instituting procedures which would carve into their profits. >> reporter: under federal law, the companies are required to use reasonable procedures to assure maximum possible accuracy. >> the error rate is less than 10%. >> we went straight to the industry group representing those companies. >> accuracy is paramount. >> reporter: how do you explain background companies coming back with a different date of birth, different state, just matching a first and last name in some cases. does that seem accurate to you? >> it -- what i will say to that is that the most important thing
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is to let viewers know how background checks are conducted. you're speaking of hypotheticals. >> reporter: we asked her about a real life example. i want to show you a picture. this woman's name is catherine taylor. she lives in arkansas and applied for a job with the local red cross. the background check comes back and says she has a long rap sheet of drug felonies. turns out they mistook her with this woman who lives in a different state. how does this happen? >> you know, if there are errors in a report individuals do have an opportunity to contest it so i'm sorry. i just don't know all the facts of that particular case. >> reporter: catherine did contest it but by the time choicepoint cleared it up, that job was long gone. >> they need to have tighter, stricter controls. you're talking about human lives. this has got to stop. >> the company that ran catherine taylor's background check was bought by lexus nexus. they say their systems have
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since improved and now they have a 99.8% accuracy rate. experts say if this happens to you, you don't have many options, unfortunately. you can contact the background check company as catherine did and dispute it. the problem is, they have 30 days to investigate. by then the job could be long gone as it was with catherine. the only other option unfortunately, savannah, is to sue the company but once again the job isn't there when you want it. they just go down the list. >> doesn't remedy it if you don't get the job. thanks for bringing the story. appreciate it. up next the blogger and self-confessed math geek who nailed the outcome of the presidential race. plus, "twilight's" taylor lautner live in studio. first these messages. ♪
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hurry up or we'll miss the bus! come on! ♪ whatcha got there, richard? they're for show & tell. wasn't that yesterday? yup, but the class wants me to do it again. [ male announcer ] tim and richard smucker learned early on just how irresistible their jam really is. so how'd it go today, richard? i shoulda brought more. [ male announcer ] for five generations, with a name like smucker's, it has to be good. well, president obama was not the only one who had a good night on tuesday. >> in a race that came down to the wire a blogger for the "new york times" accurately predicted the outcome. andrea, good morning. >> good morning, guys.
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well, he says he's a nerd and he is trying to make math a little bit cool. nate silver is becoming somewhat of a celebrity with his presidential predictions. his blog called 538 which represents the number of electoral votes is quickly becoming the one to watch come election time. president obama may have been the big winner this week, but coming in a close second, "new york times" blogger, statistician, and self-described greek nate silver. >> nate silver. lord and god of the algorithm. >> for the second straight presidential election silver's 538 blog was pretty close to perfect in predicting the result. he nailed the outcome in all 50 states. when you were a little kid did you have all the answers? >> i think i always had a lot of questions. that's what smart people do. >> reporter: looking for a better way to pick the winning candidates silver created his
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own formula for playing the odds in political races. he detailed it in his new book "the signal and the noise." >> people tend to see all this data, all the polls and see the fluctuations and get very distracted by it. in the book i call it noise as opposed to signal. >> romney/ryan will win with 281 electoral votes. >> reporter: avoiding the spin of talking heads silver sticks to the numbers, averaging statewide polls, factoring in for uncertainty, and then running a variety of scenarios for how these probabilities would play out. >> when we say that obama had like a 91% chance of winning the electoral college that meant when we looked at all the combinations of different states he won about 90% of those and romney won the other 10%. >> projecting that. >> reporter: like jonah hill's character in the movie "money ball" silver got his start in baseball predicting player performance. do you think you're the jonah hill of politics?
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>> maybe he's the nate silver of baseball. i'm not sure. >> reporter: with four more years for the president, nate has his own vision for the country. >> i think math does not need to be intimidating. it can be fun and interesting and useful. >> reporter: you're making it kind of cool. >> yeah, hopefully right? hopefully kids will pursue more math and science education. we need more of that to compete in this country. >> sales of silver's book "the signal and the noise" are any indication math indeed took a big step up in the coolness factor this week. it rose to number two on amazon behind, any idea what the number one book is? >> no. >> the latest installment of "diary of a wimpy kid." >> hey, very good. nate silver on his trail. >> wimpy kid wins. >> and the nerdy kid. >> they're together. >> there you go. >> thanks so much. just ahead rihanna and chris brown's new duet with a curious title "nobody's business." >> what are they trying to say? >> what she is saying about the collaboration after your local news. ♪
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breaking news right now at 7:56. gunshots fired near the white house. four men robbed a man a few blocks away and the victim pursued them there. this is the corner of madison and h street. stay with us all morning for updates. weather and traffic ar
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good morning. still cold approaching 8:00 in the upper 30s to 40 degrees.
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bright sunshine. as the day progresses we climb to 60. winds diminish under a clear sky by dawn tomorrow. clouds saturday for a brief time. clearing out saturday night, sunny sunday and warmer up to 70 in the afternoon. danella, how is traffic? >> checking on a couple accidents, eastbound 32 bw parkway. only the shoulder lane is going to get you by. down to ix-395, southbound at glebe the right lane is blocked. northbound, usual delays. back to you. >> danella, thank you.
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8:00 on this friday morning the 9th of november, 2012. a crisp, cool morning in rockefeller plaza. al claims it is going to be a nice weekend. >> claims. >> in preparation you are going sans jacket. >> it's not that cold out. i like this. it's very nice. >> you're looking exceptional, willie geist. you're joining us on monday.
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did we mention one direction is coming on tuesday? >> i've heard that. >> i feel we should remind everybody one direction will be here in four days on our plaza. >> they will be here on tuesday. a lot of screaming on the plaza right now. i assumed it was for al. they're spelling your name taylor. >> exactly. >> we will have one direction. we'll talk about their new album coming up. we'll also talk about an explosive, exclusive new interview with chris brown in a few minutes. okay. here is the question. how big is the final installment of the "twilight" saga? all right. check this out. fans out in los angeles have actually set up like a tent city to get ready for next week's premiere. look at this. guess what? you're in the wrong place! we've got taylor lautner here. yeah. >> i like doing that. you just have to say "taylor
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lautner" and everybody --. >> willie geist. >> and he's here. that willie geist is german for taylor lautner! [ cheering ] >> you could do that all day. the internet as we know goes gaga for the over-the-top wedding proposals. we like to show them from time to time. coming up we'll talk to the guys you can hire and they'll help you put one together. we'll talk to them coming up. >> doesn't seem fair. >> to other guys. i know. >> we'll continue to scream out here on the plaza while we send it inside to natalie at the news desk. >> good morning everyone. in his first white house appearance since winning re-election president obama today will urge congress to pull the nation back from what is called the fiscal cliff. both parties have pledged a new bipartisan effort to avoid automatic spending cuts and expiring tax breaks in january that some fear could plunge the economy back into a recession. arizona prosecutors say they will not file state charges or
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seek the death penalty against tucson massacre gunman jared loughner. he was sentenced to life in prison thursday after pleading guilty to federal charges for killing six people and wounding 12 others including arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords. in court thursday giffords looked directly at loughner as her husband declared, after today, after this moment, gabby and i are done thinking about you. new results from election day as washington state votes to approve same sex marriage. washington is now the third state to give same sex marriage the okay by popular vote joining maine and maryland. a united airlines flight was escorted by military jets thursday after the crew declared an emergency because a male passenger was praying in the middle of an aisle. the flight from denver landed safely in washington, d.c. and the man was detained by police. united says the passenger wasn't following flight attendant instructions for landing. gasoline rationing began this morning in new york city
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and on long island. to deal with the shortages caused by hurricane sandy drivers can buy gas every other day based on odd or even license plate numbers. mayor michael bloomberg said only 1/4 of the city's gas stations were open because of power outages or delayed fuel shipments. now for a look at what's trending today, our quick round up of what has you talking online. "dancing with the stars" cohost brooke burke revealed in an online video thursday that she is going to have surgery for thyroid cancer. >> doctors say that this is like a good cancer to have that. that sounds so crazy but my doctor did tell me this is a happily ever after ending kind of thing. >> the 41-year-old mother of four said the surgery will leave her with a scar on her neck but she plans to make a positive out of the negative and be a really good patient. thousands of twi-hard "twilight" fans already camping out in los angeles for monday's premiere of the sequel "breaking
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dawn part two." red carpet guests include "twilight" megastar taylor lautner who will be here live in our studio this morning. the movie opens nationwide next friday. and everyone wants to be the boss, even seven-foot-tall german nba star dirk nowitzki who sang his heart out for this video posted by the dallas mavericks. ♪ ♪ born in the usa i was born in the usa ♪ >> at least he got the lyrics right. the team's time-out videos are usually shown during home games but this one too good for such a limited audience. thought we'd share it with you. it is 8:05. let's go back outside to al with a check of the weather. yeah. >> wow. >> yeah. >> i hope he plays better than he sings. >> he sure does. >> he'll get traded in a hurry. a lot of taylor lautner fans out
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here. i love all the memorabilia. who signed this? >> the whole wolfpack except for taylor. >> except for taylor. we're trying to get taylor. >> yeah. >> to get that so you have the whole wolfpack there. my gosh. wow. now in a full moon does anything happen to that? >> yes. it grows fur. >> let's show you what we've got as far as your weather is concerned. pick city of the day, new orleans. sunny, mild, 71 degrees. as we look around the country, out west, big winter storm. we have blizzard warnings, winter storm warnings, weather watches from northern minnesota back to the pacific northwest. eastern third of the country looking great. windy conditions in new england left over from the nor'easter. rain and snow showers northern minnesota. blizzard conditions through the northern plains and look for showers along the california coast. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's
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happening in your neck of the woods. >> bright sunshine, chilly in the upper 30s, low 40s around the region now. winds gusting 10 to 15 miles per hour. blustery flout the rest of the day as we climb to 60s. clouds midday and clearing out saturday night into sunday. sunday, bright and sunny. it may be near 70 for a brief time sunday afternoon. increasing clouds, highs mid-60s on monday. and that's your taylor lautner. i mean weather. >> half the screaming is for tracy on her 40th birthday. she has 19 of her friends. her husband did this. you done good. we'll be right back and tell you how demi moore is going to celebrate her 50th birthday this weekend. did we mention, al, taylor lautner. i was living with this all-over pain.
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we test-drove the camry, took it on the freeway, and it was just like -- this was the car for me. [ ryan ] it has stuff that guys like, like the rims and the sleekness to the body. and, then, had the bluetooth and the navigation that diana really wanted. [ diana ] and it was an se, so it felt really grounded to the ground. [ man ] grounded to the ground? yes, yes! grounded to the ground. [ male announcer ] see their story and more at the camry effect. camry. from toyota. we're back at 8:11 with what's new, what's up, what's in. as we get set for the weekend ahead we have three experts to help us out. >> let's get started with what is new in entertainment. tarrance jenkins makes his debut on monday. good morning and congratulations.
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>> thank you. i love your intro music. >> you like that? >> super cool. >> just for you. let's talk about what's happening this weekend. everybody is talking about sky fall. al, natalie, they've seen it and said it might be the best bond movie yet. >> it is absolutely the best bond movie. i've seen almost all of them and it's my favorite. we're celebrating the 50th anniversary of james bond and he is stronger than ever. this movie is projected to do $73 million to $76 million and will be the biggest yet. >> it's already exploded overseas and now coming to the united states. another one a lot of people looking at "wreck it ralph" an animated movie. >> i took my 7-year-old nephew to see the film. i thought he'd enjoy it but as an '80s baby i loved the movie more than he did. when sonic came out, i don't want to give away too many surprises but if you are a video game fan you'll love it. >> we have to talk about "twilight." taylor lautner is here. >> i pulled up to 30 rock and saw taylor lautner. he is walking down the street right now. his shirt is off. i don't know why. it's cold outside, taylor. put a shirt on, man.
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>> he can't help himself. >> he's excited about this movie and so are we. young girls across the world are already camping out in front of movie theaters for this film. >> a big week here. we have taylor here today and on tuesday one direction comes with their new album out next week. >> this is exciting times. this is their sophomore project. plans to be bigger than ever. i can't wait to see them on stage. >> before i let you go your sit down interview with chris brown, tell me what you got out of him. >> i saw a young man with a tumultuous three years and what i saw from him now is that he's really trying to make some positive changes in his life. he just wants to do the right thing and change. >> thank you and congratulations. >> thank you. monday, man. >> thanks. savannah? >> willie, thanks. moving on to what's up, alicia kyles is a correspondent for e news. let's pick up where they left off. you spoke to rihanna recently about her new collaboration with chris brown. >> i did. rihanna has a new album called
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unapologetic and has a single on there with chris brown called "nobody's business." i asked her what are you trying to say with the song? she said it's self-explanatory. the song sings about wanting to be together and saying, hey, get out of our business. tumultuous relationship. >> let's talk about hurricane sandy. nbc did the benefit concert, raised $23 million, and a lot of celebrities are stepping up as well and giving to hurricane relief. >> people are using their platform for good. lady gaga has pledged $1 million to new york and the red cross. jerry seinfeld is doing several stand up routines that will be donating the money to hurricane sandy. a lot of people are out there. susan sarandon tonight is doing a fundraiser. we might have to stop by. >> speaking of celebrating, demi moore had a big 50th birthday party. >> she is turning 50 this weekend but is celebrating in style. she was in abu dhabi, went to india to be with naomi campbell and her boyfriend who had a big party. she has had a rough year, was in
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rehab, a break up with ashton kutcher and maybe she is trying to turn it around. >> sad news about brooke charvet and thyroid cancer. >> she said she wanted to tell everybody because people will see the scar but it is ironic she said because this is the healthiest she ever felt in her life so she can't believe she has cancer. >> all right. good to see you. >> thanks. finally what is in. our beauty and style expert is here with everything trendy. let's start off with these. love these. >> leather leggings. >> or pleather. >> i love these. then we've got pleather, $35 and under. >> okay. >> the best thing about these, they add edge like a cozy winter sweater over there or a big trend last fall were the secretary glasses and very feminine, polished, lady like looks. pair that with this and it's edgy and feels very new for the season. >> boots or heels, looks great. let's move over. >> this is the season to start playing hostess.
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you found a sight that is going to help us do that. >> yes. mint has launched party decor. i call it pinterest induced paranoia. you see these amazing parties and you can't create it so mint it does it for you. they're inspired by independent designers and look home made but in the best possible way. you maybe could have done it if you were really talented. >> it all comes delivered and ready to go. >> with little thank you notes included and everything. you don't have to do a thing. fun little straws. cupcake stands. >> fantastic. i love it. flavored tea. but this is not just chamomile tea. all kinds of flavors now. >> yes. tea is huge. lady gaga is always carrying her little tea cup. a big resurgence in tea parties. david's tea is opening up all over the united states. the flavors are amazing. movie night with popcorn, banana nut bread, carrot cake and the classic black and green teas and they have these great -- i love these.
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this is a steeping mug. you put the tea right on the top when you're done so it's not messy. >> perfect. >> store it right in the microwave. this is the new thing. celebs loving their tea. >> quickly for men it's sort of going back to the country here. right? as i understand hunting gear and that look. >> very manly. this is like not your grandpa's christmas sweater. a moose track shirt. seeing a lot of antlers. american eagle hat. even for home stuff, a desk tray for men with antlers. >> thanks so much. now out to savannah with a special guest with her. >> hey, natalie. i'm here with taylor lautner. we'll make about a thousand screaming girls really happy. ready? >> let's do it. >> okay. taylor lautner is coming up next to talk about the new "twilight" movie. ♪ 99 bushels of wheat on the farm...99 bushels of wheat! ♪
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werewolf jacob black and now he is an older, wiser 20-year-old. maybe this time jacob will finally get the girl. >> i'll keep my distance for now. >> safer for the baby to see how you do with me first. >> since when do you care about arasme? >> take a whif. >> well, i can see what everyone has been talking about. jake, you really do stink. >> taylor lautner is here. good morning. you smell just fine. >> thank you. >> just so everybody knows. >> that makes me feel better. >> it's the end of an era with the end of the "twilight" movies and that had us looking back. we just kind of wanted to go through your body of work. here you are. we'll show you in "new moon" and then "eclipse." >> oh, boy. >> now here we have you in "breaking dawn" part one. >> oh, boy. >> in the finale do you get a shirt is the question?
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>> of course i do. of course i do. i didn't know you were talking literally my body of work. wonderful. >> exactly. you have become known for that. those were shot a year and a half ago. >> they were. >> do you -- have you had like a turkey burger since then or maybe some cheetos? >> of course. and plenty of them. i've been able to relax a little bit which has been nice. >> someone really just said in my ear let's see. >> november 16th. there you go. >> how do you feel about the movies ending? you were pretty young when this all started. >> yeah. it's nuts to me that it's coming to a close. i remember when we were just beginning i was saying, man, this is going to go on forever. and here we are those five years have flown by and it's been some of the most amazing years of my life and it's a bummer it's coming to an end. >> well, it's obviously changed your life probably forever. what's been the best part of this whole experience? >> you know, honestly for me i've made so many amazing
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relationships with our cast, our crew, and there's a lot of things to take from this but that probably is the most important to me. and even though the franchise is coming to a close, those won't. so that's huge for me. >> and is there a down side to all of this fame? i mean, i wondered if you've experienced hearing loss. because when i hear the screams that seem to follow you around it's kind of deafening. there we go. right on cue. >> the hearing loss is, yeah. look, if that is the worst downside i'm totally good with everything. no. they're amazing out there. >> you know, they're already having a tent city. the premiere is monday in los angeles. >> yes. >> people have literally been camping out. do you think when you walk kind of through there the last time you'll be a little bit nostalgic or wistful for all of this? >> of course. the premieres are so awesome. they're surreal. every single time people ask do you get used to this? i say of course not. this is unlike anything else. and, yeah, it's unbelievable
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fans are already starting to camp out. their support is just amazing. we can't wait to get out there and see them. >> would you talk about the movie a little bit? you've been in this bizarre love triangle with of course edward and bella for all of these movies. >> yeah. >> you finally get the girl but it's bella's daughter? >> that's correct. >> you have some explaining to do on that one. >> i wish i could. i mean, the best person to ask would be stephanie meyer the author of the books. trust me. i asked her for explanations quite a bit. and she tries to just keep it simple for me. she's like, look, taylor, stop trying to over complicate it. it's a life long bond between two people and that's it. so it's kind of more of a protector thing in this movie. >> one thing i know you love is sports. >> yes. >> you got to meet an idol, hussein bolt. >> i did. i was in rio. we travel before the movies come out to promote. that is so cool. i'm still freaking out. >> show us the shirt.
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>> none of those. i was there and he found out i was in town and wanted a picture with me and i'm like what are you talking about? of course. >> taylor lautner >> taylor lautner, it's great to see you. >> thank you. you as well. this is a news 4 news break. we're following a developing story at 8:26. gunshots fired near the white house. four men robbed five others on jefferson place. they jumped into their porch suv and chased the robbers. fortunately, no one was hurt. the suspects could be in a white or silver lincoln. look for the latest here on nbc 4. good morning, i'm aaron gilchrist. we'll look at weather and when we switched to fios, we got better tv,
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my life is greatly improved because of fios. [ male announcer ] move up to fios today for just $84.99 a month for a year. with no annual contract, there's no reason to wait. you should totally get fios. [ male announcer ] visit now and see if you qualify for a $5 amazon gift card. there's no purchase necessary. welcome to life on fios. contact the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. good morning. still a chill in the air. approaching 8:30 now, we are in the low to mid-40 z. the wind from the north and west gusting to around 15 miles per hour. going to be with us off and on through the afternoon with bright sun. temperatures climbing near 60 by the afternoon. warmer weather moves in for the weekend. how is traffic, danella? >> delays eastbound 32 in
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maryland at 295. the issue is an earlier accident blocking the eastbound lanes. now, it's clear, but a five mile back up in the area. outer loop is slow. aaron?
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8:30 on this friday, november 9th, 2012. can you feel the excitement in the air? taylor lautner is here. and he has a stand up werewolf. okay? he decided to come out after the interview and say hello to some of the screaming fans who are here to see him. he is a really sweet guy. it was nice of him to stick around. if you can hear us over the din, we'll say good morning.
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i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist. >> a lot of screams around here. we'll talk it over a little bit. more and more we're seeing these elaborate proposals now where people get married. we've seen some very strange ones lately. it turns out there is a whole business behind it. we'll go behind the scenes of an elaborate wedding proposal in the making. >> the u.s.s. intrepid there. very cool. plus today's pop clicks. we'll give you a chance to vote for your favorite viral. >> i love this. i love this one. >> so good. ooh, ah. >> all right. we'll have that and some other good ones coming up. also want to get a jump on your holiday cards or early shopping for the holidays? we have exclusive steals and deals with jill martin. she'll get you started. we should mention monday is a big day in "today" show history. >> yes. >> willie geist who we all know
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and love is going to officially join us as the cohost of the 9:00 hour. we are so excited to have you. >> i'm thrilled to be here. it feels a little strange to say it's the first day considering i'm here with you. i've been told to brace myself. >> yes. >> for what al and natalie might be bringing my way. >> are you the one? >> so that's good. >> actually good news. taylor lautner said he'll spank you. >> much better. >> we'll get the squeels going again. let's check the weather. >> let's look at your weekend and see what we've you. tomorrow, a lot of snow for the plains down into the southwest. the risk of strong storms in the mid mississippi river. rain in the northern mississippi river valley. sunday, sunday, we have rain ending as snow in the upper great lakes. a slight risk of strong storms in the lower mississippi river valley. another storm comes on shore. here in the east, sunny and
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warming up. we like that. that's what's going on around the country. >> sparkling sun and blue skies but rather chilly. we are in the low to mid-40s now. gusting over 15 miles an hour. that will be with us the rest of the daylight hours. highs near 60. tomorrow morning, near 40. clouds midday and early afternoon. highs low to mid-60s tomorrow. clearing out saturday night. sunny and warmer sunday, up near 70 for a brief time. this weekend you want to make sure you get caught up on all your weather go to the weather channel on cable or online. so let's now check in with uncle willie. hello, willie. >> there is nothing like a birthday party with funny little hats, a candle that won't go out. dora, sweet dora is from stevens
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point, wisconsin. 100 years old today. and get this. the famous john dillinger. ask h asked her for directions once. probably to a bank. what a memory. and we have henry taylor, grand rapids, michigan, 105 years old. loves reading and watching notre dame football games. yeah, yeah. laura genus, washington, d.c., where we are, good old district of columbia. 107 years old. life long traveler. never been in the same place twice. how about that? i think i feel that way sometimes. and take a look at fred "flintstone" luethke from kingsport, tennessee. 100 years old today. secret to longevity? enjoys life and don't worry too much. worry is a killer. that's the truth. don't worry about that.
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helen bruner from hampton, virginia. 100 years old today. and she is a proud world war ii veteran. john and patricia carpenter from parker, colorado, 75 years they've been married. they met working together in a brewery in london. now there's a story for a musical. happy birthday and anniversary. hey, give me a point, mate. now, back to new york. >> all right. thanks. coming up next, how you can make a career out of planning over-the-top wedding proposals. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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back now at 8:37. "the proposal" is one of those important moments in life. these days more guys are popping the question in very elaborate ways. we tagged along with two
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proposal planners. yes, they actually exist. to see what it takes to pull off the ultimate fairy tale. >> my name is mars els garret. i just saw in her what i wanted in somebody to spend the rest of my life with. she is just a great person. she's got a great heart. she's my best friend. >> my name is sarah pease and i am a proposal planner. it's my job to plan, design, execute dream marriage proposals. >> my name is james ambler a former papparazzi photographer and now i use my skills to cap your wedding proposals. >> are you marcel? >> yes i am. >> i'm sarah. nice to meet you. tell us about the lucky lady. fill us in. we've been dating for over two years. >> do you have any favorite spots in new york city? >> we love being on the water. she grew up on the water. >> here's the most important question. is she going to say yes? i've got ideas but i'm nervous about are we able to do it in
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two weeks? are we going to find a place that works for you and your team? >> it's like the ultimate bank job. >> i've been searching high and low for the perfect location for this proposal and i think i finally found it. strap yourself in because i have the best place for marcel to get engaged. ready? where better than the flight deck of the intrepid? >> i like it. i do like it. >> boom, baby. >> the intrepid is an ideal location. we can hide among the tourists and photograph the proposal as it happens. >> the plan is to have them take part in a fake tour of the intrepid. i'll have their family standing by along with a 75-person marching band. this is going to be big. >> i don't think she'll suspect anything. she has no idea what's going on. i can't wait for the next 24 hours. >> today i've got my dream team for marcel's proposal. we have headsets. we're completely wired up. they're going to be all over the ship. >> we've got a perfect crew of photographers and video guys for
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this job. there's going to be a number of people on the tour and we'll also be photographing it from afar. >> sarah, you've got the band. sandra, you're on tour. >> you guys are going to get up into position. >> he just texted me. he's in a cab at penn station. he'll be here in ten minutes. i have photographers hidden at the entrance ready to get shots of their big arrival. >> all right. they're here, people. stand by. >> we are approaching the point of no return. >> he is wearing a suit. she's wearing a yellow dress. they're walking into the front information desk to start the tour now. >> the tour is under way and we are tracking their every move. sandra, i need an update. what are you doing? >> it's super tense. we're just waiting for them to surface at this point. all right. they're on the bridge now. get ready. >> do you want me to get any closer? >> get into position. >> marcel is on the move. >> yes. do you have a restroom? >> he excused himself to use the
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restroom. he is going to change into a tuxedo and get ready for the big moment. >> first i have to cue the band to start. then i have to run to marcel and make sure he has what he needs. so we're going to hang out down here. >> get into position. >> oh, my god. that tour guide needs to get into position. that's not good. >> can you confirm that the tour is in position? i need confirmation right now, sergey. >> set to go. >> stay where you are. >> sarah, we're ready. ♪ >> i love you so much. >> what is going on? >> will you marry me? >> yes. >> i love you so much. >> once she said yes it was like the weight of the world lifted off our shoulders.
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>> i'm so glad we included their families. you could tell it meant a lot to her. >> i'm very excited. i can't wait. i love marcel. whew! >> that's a party. >> i feel good. i'm glad it all worked out. it was all perfect. >> we're going to go celebrate. >> memories to last a lifetime. and the cost? well, sarah and her team start at around $2,000. that doesn't count the photographers. they're extra. >> not knocking on what they do for a living but i think it's cheating. >> yes. >> you know what? guys, you got to be creative and women, too. you can propose as well. you know, to hire a planner is cheating. >> we don't mind the elaborate
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proposal. you like that? >> well, no, i don't think you need an elaborate proposal. i think it has to be special. i like how willie proposed to his wife. tell your story. >> you're going to really throw me out on this one. >> so sweet. tell us. >> if i must. we met in sixth grade in home room my wife and i. >> so cute. >> i returned to that very home room to propose to her. it is a long story about how i lured her there and convinced her. we're just going to our old middle school. >> everybody does that. >> how sweet. that's where they met. it has a special memory. >> it feels like it should be more intimate. you shouldn't have a proposal with people talking into their hands with ear pieces but maybe that's just me. >> that's cool. >> the point of no return. >> that is an ominous point right there. >> well, we're back in a plomt. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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back now at 8:45 with new details on a tragic story in ohio. dozens of dangerous animals let
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loose terrifying the community and putting people at risk. today national investigative correspondent jeff rossen is back with that story. good morning again. >> good morning. well, this was absolute chaos when it happened. lions, tigers, and bears just roaming around the small town. could you imagine? it was no accident either. a man who kept them as pets let them loose on purpose. would they attack people, destroy homes? scared neighbors were calling 911 and police got the order. shoot to kill. this morning for the first time you'll hear from the first responders on the scene and the warning here some of the images are graphic. >> 911. >> it's complete chaos out there and now it's all snowballed into hell. >> stop shooting animals. you guys are outrageous. >> the story made national headlines in october of 2011 this man, terry thompson, known as a local odd ball, kept more than 50 dangerous carnivores as
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pets on his farm. >> he had one line and the next thing you know there was five and then ten. i don't know where he found them all. i have no idea. >> reporter: for some reason a mystery terry decided to let them all loose before taking his own life. the violent animals were out and the town of zanesville, ohio went into lockdown. >> well, right now we're shooting to kill. >> reporter: now in a new msnbc documentary the first responders who came face to face with the animals are telling their stori stories. >> all of a sudden this lioness starts going right at us. she is not running but she's pouncing. i can see her paws hit the ground and she's just pouncing and her shoulder blades pop up out of her back and she gets all the way to the chain link and as soon as she gets there we just start unloading rounds. >> i can remember shell casings hitting off my head. >> reporter: the quiet farm these animals called home
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morphed into a bloody war zone. >> it was mind boggling. just constant gun fire. it sounded like i was talking to somebody in afghanistan. >> reporter: six and a half hours of pure mayhem. amazingly, no one was hurt. police got to the animals first. >> there are 48 animals that we had to put down. those animals included one wolf, six black bears, two grizzly bears, and 18 tigers. >> reporter: more than half of those animals have been killed. >> reporter: that night as the zanesville story went national, public support for the sheriff's department quickly went south. >> you've reached the sheriff's office. >> yes, i'd like to leave a message for your sheriff lutz please. ask sheriff lutz if he's ever heard of a hot damn tranquilizer gun. >> reporter: believe it or not for terry thompson keeping exotic pets was perfectly legal. ohio was one of seven states with few if any restrictions.
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in the end, just six of terry's animals were recovered unharmed. still secure in their cages. three leopards, two monkeys, and a brown bear. >> terry looked at the animals as kids, but there had to be a reason in terry's mind to do what he did. we just don't know which reason it was. >> now the tragedy sparked a huge debate about exotic pets. now ohio has changed the law now regulating these animals. they must be approved by the state and registered before you can have them. this story is all part of a new series i'm hosting on msnbc called "maximum drama." we'll have a new drama every week, willie, ripped from the headlines with exclusive elements and interviews and as you see in this case the newsmakers actually speaking. >> as you say, the law has changed in ohio but there are still a lot of places across the country where you can own exotic pets at will. >> tigers and lions.
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>> thank you so much. catch the premiere of "maximum drama" sunday night at 9:00 eastern time on msnbc. up next we will lighten things up a bit and let you choose your favorite online videos of the week. i don't know what could possibly beat that one. but first, this is "today" on nbc. when we switched to fios, we got better tv, better phone, better internet. it was like somebody like took our computer, shook all the junk out of it. we're actually getting more for our money with fios. [ male announcer ] it's time to get more for your money. upgrade to verizon fios internet, tv and phone with our best price online. just $84.99 a month, guaranteed for one year with no annual contract. there's at least three computers. [ girl 1 ] a tablet. [ woman 1 ] couple of gaming systems. we could all be running at the same time. we do not notice any dips. [ male announcer ] get tv rated #1 in customer satisfaction. and get the school year off to a great start with america's fastest, most consistent and most reliable internet. internet is absolutely imperative for school nowadays. look up this, write an essay on that. my life is greatly improved because of fios. [ male announcer ] move up to fios today for just $84.99 a month for a year.
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. back now with our new series "today's top clicks" where we give you the chance to vote for your favorite viral videos. we launched it two weeks ago but of course had the storm and weren't able to bring you the results. >> we're back this week and the winner of our first showdown on the prank that left elevator riders terrified for an ad the floor was replaced by lg video monitors and appeared to give way. >> amazing. >> can you imagine being in that elevator when that happened? >> my gosh. that is just cruel. >> amazing the floor stayed as clean as it did. >> yes. that one was the winner. okay. we've got three new choices for you this morning. the first nominee is dragon baby, the indy film maker created this, a short film starring his infant son doing battle with a stuffed dragon. pretty good. >> amazing. >> fantastic. well, next up, the latest video from mash up artist barack
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stubbs that might sum up how the president feels about winning a second term. >> can't touch this. my-my-my -- can't touch this. >> music hits me so hard. makes me say thank you. >> 49% of the voters. exactly half. >> okay. finally a san diego couple's wedding day from an "i do" point of view. they planted a small camera inside the bride's bow kuquet t capture some candid moments from their ceremony. okay. that's kind of cool. >> that's pretty neat. >> bouquet cam. >> now it's up to you to pick your favorite. with the choiceas gen the elevator scare. >> that was the winner. >> i thought so. >> oh, maybe it's -- okay. >> getting used to this. there are the four choices.
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>> dragon baby. >> it's like brackets. >> go to to vote and we'll reveal the winner much more smoothly this time next week. >> i'll read the rules and get back to you. >> very big week here on "today." i came back to ask you to help us finish what we started. >> i need your vote. i need your help. walk with me. walk together. >> and it is anyone's guess who will come out on top tomorrow night. >> this time tomorrow mitt romney will either wake up as president-elect or return to life as a private citizen. >> president obama arrived here in his hometown of chicago with many who say this is a moment filled with anticipation and nostalgia. >> we're already seeing a lot of traffic at polling sites all across the country. >> i'll tell you what was heartening was to see people lined up here at 3:30 in the morning when it was dark. >> americans voted. they voted in temporary tents and by flashlight in the rock
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aways here in new york where, after all, an entire region remains crippled. >> it was a late night here on democracy plaza. >> ohio. president barack obama. >> i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. >> and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. >> good morning. the sequel. a strong storm hits the sandy ravaged northeast. >> within a week and a half the new jersey, new york, and new england coast line having to deal with a hurricane, a superstorm, and now a nor'easter. >> she hasn't had power since the storm hit. >> the heat especially is the big concern right now. we are cold. >> imagine the relief you would feel. >> oh, my goodness. >> are you back together with robert pattinson? >> funny you mentioned that.
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keep them guessing i always say. >> keep them guessing. >> that's my question. >> savannah is so cute. >> roger moore, great to have you here. we are following developing stories. gunshots fired near the white house. four men arrived five others along jefferson place. they then jumped into their suv and chased after the robber. the suspects fired. no one was hurt.
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approaching 9:00, temperatures in the mid and upper 40s. a bit of a blustery wind. the wind will diminish by this afternoon. near 40 by dawn. increasing clouds for a time saturday then clearing out saturday evening. warmer sunday. how is traffic? >> montgomery county is slow. earlier crash near i-270 now to the right shoulder lane. it was blocking all your laned. delays start at i-95. you are at 11 miles per hour. we'll take you 15 minutes to get --
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back now with more of today on this friday morning, the 9th of november, 2012. we have a sunny but chilly start to the weekend here in the northeast. we're in rockefeller plaza. a lot of folks sticking around eventhough, sadly, taylor lautner is gone. i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist in for matt and al roker.tend the tax
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cuts for all but the nation's highest earners. the man convicted of injuring gabby giffords was sentenced to life in prison. he agreed to a plea deal earlier to avoid the his january, 2011 rampage killed six people and left 13 others
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including giffords wounded. chrysler is recalling 745,000 jeep suvs in the united states. the company says it needs to fix a part that can cause the air bags to deploy inadvertently. the recall covers jeep grand cherokee and liberty suvs from model years 2002 through 2004. now to an amazing survival story as a tennessee teenager is finally home after being trapped in a ravine for three days. nbc's gabe gutierrez is in huntsville, alabama with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. bruised and battered this teenager survived for three days by drinking the rain water from his broken headlight. he spent several days recovering in this hospital and now he is finally safe at home. as he left huntsville hospital, in a wheelchair, surrounded by his family, tyler campbell couldn't help but smile. >> blessed.
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thank god. seriously. that's all i can do is thank him. >> reporter: his ordeal began saturday night when the 19-year-old left the church event and told his family he was stopping by a friend's house a he promised to be home by midnight. but -- >> sunday morning he wasn't home and, you know, time kept going by and mom and i were real upset. dad went out looking. >> reporter: relatives and search crews retraced campbell's route home. >> all i could think about was how -- where i could find him and how i wasn't going to stop until we did find him. >> reporter: they didn't know it but he had fallen asleep at the wheel on i-65 near the tennessee/alabama border. his truck veered and tumbled 30 feet into a ravine. >> all i remember is hitting the sign and i blacked out after that. i woke up and my leg was dangling and i was outside the truck. >> reporter: the crash broke his leg and shoulder but he crawled from the wreckage and tried climbing up the muddy embankment. >> i got halfway up and slid back down. >> reporter: hours passed and in
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the cold he grew desperate but determined. even drinking rain water out of his broken headlight. >> it was nasty but it was better than dying. >> reporter: all along, he prayed. at one point he saw a rescue helicopter shine a light near his truck but move on. >> i said, well, ain't no hope for tyler campbell. i gave up just about then. >> reporter: by tuesday afternoon, time was running out until one last effort. >> i didn't even plan on making it up the hill tuesday but something kept on telling me, keep pushing forward. keep pushing forward. and i did. >> reporter: a driver spotted him. first responders rushed in. and his family got the news they'd been hoping for. >> same old brothers. you know? arguing, fighting, back to that regular. even though we're still going to have our differences i'm glad i got a brother back. >> reporter: a brother who after surviving three days of agony --
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>> he's out. >> reporter: has earned a nap. and he is resting now back home in tennessee. first responders say this is among the most amazing things they've ever seen. natalie, what a story of determination and faith. >> truly, absolutely. gabe gutierrez, thanks so much. mark wahlberg transform and roll out. in the upcoming film the 41-year-old is set to take over the starring role. "transformers iv" is slated for release in summer of 2014. and you love smelling good but find putting on deoderant takes up way too much of your day? well, then, thank goodness. there is edible deoderant. >> what? >> you heard it right. >> come on. >> deo perfume candy claims it can make a 145-pound person smell just like roses for up to six hours. it's available online and cut hit shelves in the u.s. soon. i know what we're getting al roker for christmas.
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>> that is the height of laziness. >> please. right? edible -- eat your arm pits afterwards? >> i'm so busy i don't have five seconds. i just don't have the time. sorry, colleagues. >> wow. >> some people would call eating deoderant insanity. institutionalize you. >> isn't it the same amount of time, the eating of the deode ranlt, putting it on? >> i don't have time to clean the kitchen. i'm going to drink some floor wax. let's show you what's going on. look at this. a big storm system making its way out of the plains and it is. it's bringing a lot of snow. blizzard-like conditions we are talking. blizzard warnings, watches, snow advisories from california to northern minnesota and snowfall amounts. we are talking anywhere from six to 18 inches of snow from nevada to the northern north dakotas. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods.
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right sunshine just past 9:00. still chilly. mid to upper 40s around the region. the wind has been gusting up to 20 miles per hour. the winds diminished tonight under a clear sky. we climb to near 60. sun tomorrow morning, maybe midday and afternoon clouds, clearing out saturday night. highs tomorrow afternoon low to mid-60s. may be near 70. still mild monday. >> that's your latest weather. >> thanks very much. we're still trying to recover from the edible deode ranlt. may be a long time. > i want to taste it. >> we'll try a few others in today's take three and give you our take on some stories that caught our attention. maybe you saw this video this morning. the obama campaign released it. president obama talking to his staff and his volunteers in chicago the day after the election. >> i felt that the work that i had done, um, in running for office had come full circle.
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because what you guys have done means that the work that i'm doing is important. >> you know, these campaigns are so long. savannah, you covered one last time around. mitt romney declared his candidacy in june of 2011. so 17 months of campaigning. same goes for the president. it's going to come pouring out at the end win or lose. >> the emotion and all of that. the tears. >> what is rare is we've seen it, now we see the video. >> this is the second time in like two weeks. >> but both these candidates no matter what your political persuasion, they put their hearts into these campaigns as do the people that work on them and the reporters who cover them. they believe it and they care about this country and i think we can all sympathize with that having gone through it and then kind of having that emotional release and i'm sure both sides are feeling that and the people that work with them. >> there was a story about that in the "new york times" with mitt romney that the next morning he had a breakfast and he broke down, too. you can understand why. it's just -- you put search of your life and effort and so much
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of your capital of your family into this as well. >> and seeing how many people, the volunteers and staffers who really take on the cause and i think, you know, it's good to see that emotion. >> i think it's fine. >> if it becomes an occurrence we see over and over again like john boehner, the house speaker, you know, then -- i'm a cryer myself. >> so am i. >> i cry at work at least once a week. >> we like to put in the girl movies and just cry. >> i enjoy a good cry. >> he can embrace it too. he makes fun of it. >> it was refreshing. >> nice to shed a tear from time to time. some people might shed a tear about take two. black friday creep. walmart and some of the nation's largest retailers starting black friday at 8:00 p.m. on thursday aka thanksgiving day. >> yeah. >> sears says it will do the same thing. this trend is called black friday creep and stores say earlier store openings are coming from customers. that is their feedback.
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they want to go out and shop earlier, get to bed earlier. >> get away from the family earlier. >> i don't know what it is. >> the women want to get away from the football watching. >> some people think come on. it is the one day of the year stores are closed and they can hang out with their family. look what happens when you wait until morning. >> shoppers have a choice. i feel bad for the workers. the folks who work at the stores. the pressure to have to give up their thanksgiving to be there for folks to do this. >> our economy needs the boost so it's maybe good. >> black friday, now black thursday, these sales are available online. you don't have to enter a stampede. >> right. >> you could go to your computer. and then go back and be with family for thanksgiving. >> i know people who do the black friday shopping. that is their family thing. they do it together. >> there are good deals. my parents do it and wow. that was dirt cheap. >> who needed the dirt? >> exactly. >> all right. we'll see. last year i think there were
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stores that opened at midnight. now we've got 8:00. i guess next year it'll be open all day. >> i say sit down and enjoy another piece of pumpkin pie. left over turkey. have fun with the family. okay. take three. you've got to be kidding. what does a heavy metal band and a 6-year-old girl have in common? take a look at this video and see for yourself. it's created by fugly maniacs on youtube and apparently pits a sound check by the heavy metal band skeleton witch against a 6-year-old girl who she more than holds her own. watch this. >> wow. >> okay. a little freaky. kind of scaring me a little bit.
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wlos idea was this? >> that one might be on the parents for playing skeleton witch to a 6-year-old. >> we want to say if you have some fun videos of your kids, things you've done with them as well we want you to post them to our website and we'll show you those in our take three going forward. our bonus take, finger portraits. sometimes you think you can't put your finger on it. this guy puts something on his finger. it's great. he's an italian artist. he creates famous figures all captured on the tip of a forefinger. >> wow. >> kiss, dalai lama. >> wow. >> dr. spock. >> my goodness. >> amazing. >> brilliant. >> actually he did three of us. willie, he didn't have a chance to do you. >> i take no offense. >> we got to savannah. natalie and myself. >> let's see it. >> oh, wow. >> savannah. that's pretty good. >> very good. >> really good. >> oh, wow. >> that's perfect.
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styles. in a variety of colors. you see right here there is a detachable hood, down jackets, pea coats. check on the website. we have a description for each. the retail $195 to $345. the deals $59 to $79. that's up to 77% off. >> perfect. next, beauty packages from wish. these smell so good. >> these are great. the retail $85. they're offering the best selling vanilla spice set, limited holiday edition. each set includes six ounces of organic products. the vanilla spice body wash, the shave cream, sugar scrub, and the body butter. now it's big with celebrities. ashley olsen, selena gomez, the retail $85. the deal $19.50. that's 77% off. >> great teachers gifts. >> yes. i love this. it comes in this box. >> fantastic. okay. also another good gift. gloves from iso toner. these are perfect because they have the fingers so you can work your gadgets. >> when i was coming in today people were already sleeping outside for one direction so
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they can use these. >> right. >> they also have -- >> can you believe they're outside four days ahead? >> i know. they have the smart touch so you can use them on most of your gadgets. the retail is $44 to $45. this is the new, improved 2.0 gloves for men and women. the thumb, index, and the middle finger are embroidered with a conductive thread that allows you to use your touch screen. the men's gloves come in black. the women's colors here, how much fun. >> great. >> five bright colors. retail $44 the deal $13.50 up to 70% off. >> fantastic. >> send them outside after this. >> 'tis the season to start ordering your christmas cards. you have a great deal for us from their gift certificates for personalized holiday cards from the stationary studio. >> the retail $72 for 24 cards. logon to we'll bring you. you get this e certificate. this is redeemable from november 9th to december 31st.
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>> the moon, the star, the tear drop. a heart. >> just beautiful. >> gorgeous. >> retail $192 the deal $48. that is 75% off. >> fantastic. they'll fly. jill martin, as always, thanks so much. again the products to remind you jackets from kenneth cole, beauty pack from whish, gloves from iso toner, the cards from stationery studio and last but not least the necklace. if you have any questions about these products or past orders go to our website and look under steals and deals. coming up we're taking an open house tour of beautiful homes across the country but first these messages. al bank. why they have a raise your rate cd. tonight our guest, thomas sargent. nobel laureate in economics, and one of the most cited economists in the world. professor sargent, can you tell me what cd rates will be in two years? no. if he can't, no one can.
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♪ that is singing sensation susan boyle, whose incredible voice captivated the world a few years ago. now she is out with a new cd and she will be performing live in our studio. that's monday only on "today." >> that is pretty cool. >> i love her. >> all right. coming up we'll be doing some house hunting with barbara corcoran who is going to take us on an open house tour of beautiful homes under $400,000. >> i'm sorry. i'm distracted with the pie on a stick. >> one of our segments coming
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up. >> then are you honest about money? nearly 50% of people polled admitted to lying to their partner about where and how they spend their money. some experts say financial cheating can be just as harmful as physical cheating. we'll have advice on avoiding financial infidelity. >> hiding things in the closet or the trunk of the car. >> guilty? >> bad? i'm just asking. >> just asking. plus from your table setting to the perfect hostess gifts and yes to pie on the stick we've got easy do it yourself ideas to add your personal style to thanksgiving. come on. al, you know you want this. >> i like pie. >> go ahead. >> erica hill is here. >> just in time for pie on a stick. >> you came at the right time. >> i did. >> pumpkin? >> good. all right. >> do your thing. we'll eat pie on a stick. >> we usually don't have pie on a stick this weekend but we have lots of other good stuff. you can eat your pie while you watch. the presidential election as you know is now over so the big question is now what? we'll look at some of the challenges facing president obama in a second term and also
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turn our attention to how his daughters are coming of age in the white house. and then nearly two weeks after hurricane sandy hit the east coast one popular new york city landmark tries to put the pieces back together after being devastated by the storm's flood waters. plus how much is too much? we'll check out how some lives are being turned upside down because of internet addiction. all that and more this weekend on "today." >> you want to try it too? >> i do want to try it. >> communal. >> it's a winner all around. >> pretty good. just have to watch out for the stick. >> i approve. >> pumpkin. yum. al, check of the weather for the weekend? >> great weather. you can maybe have chicken pot pie on the stick. >> oh, now we're talking. >> king. >> we are looking at snow from the northern plains down in the southwest. risk of strong storms in the mid mississippi river valley. eastern third of the country looking good. sunday, sunday, we are looking for more rough weather into the lower mississippi river valley. rain changing to snow in the
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upper mississippi river valley. another storm in the pacific northwest. we are looking for a warming trend with plenty of sunshine along the eastern sea board. that's what's happening around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> breezy and chilly. good morning. bright sun and blue skies. 40s in much of the region. later today, climbing in to the upper 50s to 60. the winds blustery gusting to 20 miles per hour this morning. we settle down by late afternoon. tomorrow, sun in the morning and afternoon clouds into the mid-60s. warmer on sunday afternoon. should be mild for veter >> wow. you know, this would be good to sit in front of the tv on a sunday night and get ready for the greatest night of the week. that's sunday night, football night in america. and this as good one. maybe a preview of the super bowl to come. the houston texans come in.
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will they get mauled by the bears? soldier field. they ain't got no stinking roof. showers, storms, heavy rain likely. upper 50s. that's all on sunday night, football night in america. don't bring pie. it'll get wet. >> you're scaring erica. she just started. she is planning to leave. >> oh, my. what could be more american than football and pie on a stick. >> the best. >> all right, erica. we'll see you this weekend. al thank you. we'll see you up next, al. real estate you can get for $400,000 or less. [ female announcer ] why settle for plain bread?
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six-bedroom, traditional brick. >> this is a house with a big front yard and peachtree city is a planned golf cart community right in the middle of the big georgia countryside. kids there get to drive around instead of on bikes on these little golf carts. it's a good thing. there are two lakes, three golf courses, shopping centers, schools, and 90 miles of golf cart paths. the family room has gleaming wood floors, pane windows, french doors, a marble fireplace. what a pretty room that is. nice and large. the open kitchen has granite counters, blonde wood cabinets and built-ins with a breakfast bar that ajoins the sunny, casual dining area. that's a comfortable home. the master bedroom is a little edgy with the tray ceiling you'll see in just a moment. we're back in the kitchen. i'm sorry. >> now back in the bedroom. >> there is the bedroom. there is a nice bedroom. i think i'll move off that. the living room is also very pretty. i think it's not in keeping with
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the rest of the house. >> hum. >> almost looks like they are waiting for a queen to visit. very proper. >> let's lead to oklahoma city. this is an american four square. i know four square is a big internet thing. >> in a house it's simply four, big, boxy rooms on two different levels. what is great is it really replaced the victorian style in the late 1890s. people were tired of tiny little choppy rooms. this one has great interior space. very popular. it kind of took everybody by storm and you could even order it from the old sears catalog this type of house back then. this house has hardwood floors, crown mouldings, detailed door frames and a fireplac the updated kitchen is a little too white for me. the floors should be wood. it is just too bright. but it has a back splash and butler's pantry. there is a huge formal dining room with extra wide base boards, french doors that lead back out to the deck. a huge room. look at the size of that thing. the bedrooms are large enough to be painted brown which you
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usually can't get away with and they have plenty of closets which is a rare thing in a turn of the century home. i love the wood deck out back. they have a carriage house out there which is a fancy name for a garage but they converted it to an entertaining area. imagine telling your kids you're punished. go out to the back yard and watch tv. >> table and chairs. cool. all right. now i don't remember us having a house in hawaii. but this is pretty cool. $379,000. >> we had a house a long time ago in hawaii but it wasn't quite as pretty as this one. they're hard to find. i'm always looking. this is an architect designed home and it sits on two big landscaped acres. the charm of this house is the location. surrounded by a forest. so you have no neighbors looking in at you. the interior has wall-to-beam ceilings and tile floors. the master bedroom and bath are connected to the main house with a beautifully covered lanai. great flowers throughout the entire yard. the kitchen has maple cabinets with black granite counters and passthrough to the breakfast area. you can see how big the space is looking on the right-hand side.
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there is a round pool out back. i would plunk you in and have you soak all day. seems appropriate for you. and there's outside a prop call paradise. you get a feel for the landscaping. you have total privacy. this is a paradise. just what people think about when they think of hawaii. >> not quite sure about the last comment. let's go to westfield, indiana. got a nice two story brick house. >> very good. this is a very different style of house. it's really just the kind of house most people say oh, it's an american dream house. it's like what everybody thinks of as making it big. it has a dramatic, two story great room with stacked stone fire place. you can eat off the wood floors when you see the next room here because the kitchen and the dining room is so meticulous you almost want to go bowling or something. are those real floors? the big master bedroom has a tray ceiling with enough room for a generous sitting area. i sure hope there is a big tv screen we can't see in the shot. why would they put that in the middle? i don't get it. a screen porch overlooking the lake out back. the big back yard matches the house with lots of room for the
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lying about money can destroy a relationship. how can you make sure you and your spouse are on solid ground? our guest is a relationship expert and we have today's financial editor. good morning to you both. money is an uncomfortable topic to begin with and it seems like the less we talk about it the more problems you have. >> sure. we don't talk about it because it's the truth. you know, it's the one thing in a relationship that can quantify what else is going on in the relationship. >> so how big a deal is financial infidelity? is it a real problem? >> it is a real deal. we know money causes more divorces than anything else and it is when the lives get really big that it leads people down that track especially when it has to do with debt. >> let's look at our facebook page. people are saying, i don't do it on big purchases. i do scale back the number a little if it's just a fun shopping trip. brandy says i ask for money for one thing and spend it on other things. i'm guilty. he always eventually finds out. doesn't he always find out in
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the end anyway? >> yeah, but you know these are not that big of a deal. it's like licking some frosting instead of eating the cake. put everything into perspective here. >> you're all for financial infidelity is what i'm getting. >> i am not so against it i got to say just because, listen. this is a response to the truth of the relationship. the truth of the relationship is you guys are not communicating. you goo not have everything in tow. if you're not in a trusting relationship this is what happens. >> the problem with money is it becomes a rabbit hole. you take out one pay day loan and then for whatever reason you can't pay it back so you take a out another and you didn't tell your spouse about the first one so all of a sudden you've got massive debt or you over spent and now you have to cop to something really big. couples are much better off if they can lay some ground rules. >> sure. >> to begin with. >> for sure. >> we did a survey that showed 70% of women and 63% of men think cheating is cheating whether it's financial or sexual you're still cheating on me. do you agree? >> i think the zipper trumps the
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wallet. always. you know? >> that is the sound bite of the day. >> we'll stitch that on to a pillow. >> but actually even one of my twitter followers was telling me that he had -- his wife put him in a hundred thousand dollars worth of debt. it's still stealing from him. and yet because she didn't sleep with another man he is staying with her. >> let's get to your tips on how to fix this. you both have some. fixing financial infidelity. you say planned independence and agree on a line in the sand. >> just because you marry somebody doesn't mean you want the same things. it doesn't make you the same person. i like shoes. he likes iphones or ipods or whatever. so give yourself a certain amount of money that you can spend every month without asking permission. then you don't have to lie. >> do you like the idea of separate bank accounts? >> i love the idea of separate bank accounts and one for the house because i think we each need to be able to remain a little bit independent in case something goes wrong with the marriage so that then we know how to handle our own money.
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>> your say renegotiate. what do you mean by that? >> yeah. you know, the economics of your family is going to change. so if the money all goes down, she does not have to stop getting her manicures and pedicures if he is going out getting all the technology. if one suffers we all suffer. >> how about disclosure? >> what do you earn? what do you snoen what do you owe? those are the three things you have to share before you get married but also things you have to share along the way. once a month, once a week, whatever you decide your schedule is going to be. give yourselves five minutes and just talk about it. >> all right. the big takeaway here the zipper trumps the wallet. >> yes. >> words of wisdom. >> that is true. >> absolutely. leave your zippers up, gentlemen. >> with that, we'll go. thanks so much, ladies. up next creative ideas to make this thanksgiving one to remember. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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planning the turkey, dressing, and all the fixings for thanksgiving is a given but if you're looking to make a real statement with your food and decor we have the author of cupcakes and cashmere here with good ideas. good morning, emily. we love having you here. you're already a big hit with your pumpkin pie pops. these are actually incredible. you put them on a stick. an amazing way to wow your guests. it wowed all of us here in the studio. >> these are really simple. it's fun. it's essentially a miniature pie on a stick. you start the same way you would with regular pie. we have the regular dough. it's rolled out. instead you take a cookie cutter or anything that's pretty small so it'll stay on the stick. we have some here that are all set. then you just take your stick. place it in the middle. make sure it's really stuck in there. then add any filling you like. here we have a classic pumpkin
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pie filling. add a little dollop, about a tablespoon right into the middle. then add the other side. secure it down. >> a little egg wash on the side to keep it together. >> exactly. add a little egg wash. stick this in the oven at 375 for about 20 minutes. here we have some as you can see that are done. >> can you do it with other, like can you make a blueberry pie, apple pie? >> you can do any filling that you like which really makes these versatile and fun. >> make it a little thicker perhaps. >> exactly. corn starch will thicken it up. >> over here are infused alcohol drinks, right? >> yes. >> how do you do this? >> this is a fun alternative to simply bringing wine. there are endless varieties that you can make. today we are doing a cranberry ginger rum. so what you need are some cranberries, rum, crystalized ginger, sugar, and water. we already have the sugar in there. we have just some cranberries. we're making a syrup here. what we want to do is just kind
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of add the ginger actually at the end. so first we'll just be doing the syrup. here we have the syrup. you just want to get the sugar to dissolve and then have the cranberries really open up. once the syrup is done, cooled, you add it to a jar with the crystalized ginger at this point and the rum. you'll seal it up and put it in a cool, dry place for about three to five days. you can give it a little shake to get all the flavors going. and then you want to just strain it. i like to put them in cute little bottles like this and here's the final product. again, a bunch of different varieties. >> beautiful. >> here we have two with vodka. one is a lemon and sage. the other is a vanilla and cinnamon. >> amazing. i love that idea. so personal. spiced nuts another great thing to have as maybe a party treat, a gift bag at the table. >> exactly. >> how do you go about making these? >> these are really simple. again, all about the flavors that you prefer. >> right. >> you start with just a selection of nuts and then add different elements so if you want some sugar, a little sweet,
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some brown sugar, a little spicy you can do some chile powder or cayenne pepper and an herbal element like rosemary or thyme is great. mix it up, throw it in the oven at 350 degrees for about 25 to 30 minutes. >> you have some liquid here. >> you want to add some, you can do apple cider or vegetable oil and then once they're done they turn into the great little bags once they're cooled. we have natalie's here, all of these others with your name tags on these. >> willie is back to the pie on the stick. >> his might be at the table. he is all set. >> tell me about this gorgeous place setting. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> kathie lee and hoda coming up after your local news.
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9:57 is the time now on this friday, november 9, 2012. good morning to you. i'm yung yueun yang. a crash on 95. let's go to danella sealock for more. >> it was blocking two of the left lanes. you can still see a delay in the area. delays are about t miles right now. let's head to i-270, southbound.
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crash was blocking at least one of your lanes and still seeing delays in this area. taking the key bridge inbound you are sluggish. outbound is nice and clear. let's head to tom to check the forecast. >> another day colder than average. this is the 13th day in a row, colder than average in washington. average high is 61. bright sunshine, a blustery wind. wind dies down tonight and tomorrow. sun in the morning. clouds in the afternoon. finally getting above average. ought to make it to the low and mid-60s. warmer sunday near 70. >> thank you. coming up,
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb from studio 1-a in rockefeller .plaza hello, everybody, you made it to try day friday, november 9th. >> practically a nor'easter to warmer temperatures in the 60s over the weekend. >> we'll take it with great gratitude, what's happening? must be the scent of fresh bread, i don't know. might be power's back on and we're smelling bread again.
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>> there is a study -- >> another one. >> i want to smell it too. they say if you smell the scent of freshly baked bread, it makes you act nicer to stranger. >> i think you need to smell it in the air, not put it up to your nose. >> if you're in a bakery. >> or around a bakery and it's wafting, wafting. you have to stick it up a nostril. >> researchers actually stationed people outside of french bakeries, then they had some people outside of clothing stores. they had decoys drop a glove to see who would help them pick it up. more people helped outside a bakery than outside a clothing store. >> 75%. they were sick to death of numbers after the election, but that a big deal, 77% down to 52%. >> jaynie and i talked about having a bread shop. if you crank up the music and are kneading bread, the smell, the feeling, people walking in,
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the good news. >> remember one of our favorite movies, "it's complicated"? >> i love that! >> movie is unbelievable. >> with the flour and the smells. >> nothing sexier than making bread together, baby. might get you to poughkeepsie, who knows. have you planned your weekend yet, hoda? >> i never plan. >> you know what i love about you, your spontaneity. i'm a planner, but i don't ever want to lose that spontaneous part of me. there's yet another survey. >> this one says that 3/4 of young single women start planning their weekends on wednesday. you know what i think it is, you don't want to be without something to do. on wednesday they start texting and e-mailing. >> how many? >> it takes ten text messages, three e-mails, five phone calls, eight posts on facebook, and three tweets.
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>> how do i get out of the house with this social media? call a friend, you want to go to dinner? see you at gabriel's 7:00 saturday night. >> the optimum time people meet on saturday night seems to be, according to the survey, 8:23 p.m. that's not for me. way too late. >> i'm in jammys by then. i don't like to be out late. >> me neither. >> i really don't. >> i say let's meet at 5:30. they say 6:00, then i get what i want. no one meets at 5:30. >> you can get a table, hear what your friend is saying. >> waiters are attentive. >> enjoying yourself. >> then when everyone starts arriving at 8:30, you're finished, you can go home and get in your jammys. that's my favorite kind of night. >> have you always been this way or since you turned 48? >> thanks for the reminder.
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>> i've always been this way. i don't like to be out late. >> i don't like late nights either. every now and then i think it's fun, but for the most part, i have my fun. >> this experience with doing our show here and going to "scandalous," which is a theater life, is completely opposite than morning television life. i go to bed around 1:00 and am up at 4:00 or 5:00. >> that's crazy. >> our show doesn't start until 8:00. >> why don't they start until earlier? >> that's broadway. >> we are going to do a segment today on why we are not sleeping. >> everybody else out there that lives semi-normal lives. >> sometimes we look for one fix-it, but it's in the middle of the night, i reach for my iphone or clock. do i have 45 minutes or four hours left to sleep. you want to know. when you have hours, oh, my god,
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that's so great. when you have 45 minutes, that's impress i depressing. >> i don't care what time it is, i'm going to sleep until my alarm goes off. i don't use an alarm. >> what, how do you get up? >> i am up. i'm post-menopausal. who needs a clock? here is a poll men are not going to like, women are going to say of course that's true. they are polls about going to poughkeepsie. you guys who watch our program know what that means. >> look it up. you won't find what it means. it will say a city in new york, but it's not. >> they surveyed 6,000 people and they wanted to reveal how men and women viewed sex differently. they asked these 6,000 people, did your partner, did your wife, girlfriend, go to poughkeepsie during your romp. 85% of men said their female
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partners reached poughkeepsie. >> no problem, she's with me. >> when men left, they asked the women. >> not with him. >> 64% of women said that they did. >> you think they are telling the truth? >> i think the 64% are, they are faking it for the guy so he doesn't feel bad. >> or they want it over. >> they want it over. it takes too long sometimes. you know it does. sometimes you want it over. you want it over. it's enough already. right? >> sometimes it is. i'm not saying every time, there are certain times you're exhausted. >> why did you -- attempt a trip to poughkeepsie to begin with? >> it's not about you, it's about him. that's what you do. >> you lie to him because you care so much about him? >> sometimes it's a good lie. >> i don't know if you've seen a theme this past week, we're a lying, thieving group of
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individuals. >> there are little levels of things. not everything is black and white. >> one lie makes it easier to lie the next time. >> here's the thing -- >> i got away with it last time. >> do i look good in this dress? >> it's not your best dress. >> you would not have normally said that except you're taking the truth serum. you look good. >> but you do look good. >> you said it's not your best dress. >> i told the truth in the spirit of love. another study! facebook. >> i think we skip this one. i do. okay, do it. kind of boring. >> facebook is more tempting than sex. this i do not understand, because i don't go on facebook. research from chicago university monitored 205 people a week to suss out their cravings. >> they wanted to check if people liked -- shopping, food -- >> people are most likely to get
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into the urge for. >> apparently, facebook, e-mail, twitter was number one on the things you could not resist. more so than shopping and other things. >> poughkeepsie. >> poughkeepsie. >> why is that? how sick is that? >> you know what, people don't want -- look, whenever i'm in an elevator, nobody looks up. they are always looking down. >> i make a point, good morning. how are you? what's your dog name? you know, because they are so into their nose up to something. it's a problem, hoda. we are post-modern society. for the first time in history, we are more comfortable in technology than fellow human beings. if we don't think we're going to pay some kind of price for that as a society --. >> i've thought about this before. we're so obsessed with texting. if texting had come first and then you could talk to somebody on the phone, we'd be so into
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it. but because it went the other way, it's quicker, less back and forth. >> here's the thing, and we all do this. we know when we see who's called or texted us, we all do. human beings do what they want to do. there are some people you're thrilled to hear from, you dial them right away. other people, oh, that's going to be five minutes, you text them. >> don't even pick up. >> you monitor your time. you're realizing i will never get off the phone if i get on with that person, so you text. >> can we eat something? >> no. >> i'm hungry. let's talk about these. they are so cute. they look like chinese takeout, it's try-day friday, they are cupcakes in a to-go container. >> i don't know. >> this is black and white. go all the way in. look what's happening here. it's got layers.
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>> this one i salty peanut. i didn't get down to the cake, though. delicious. >> $5.95 each at okay, do your friday funny. >> you know what? >> what? >> shortly after -- i'm going to wait. shortly after an airline flight had reached its cruising altitude, the captain announced, ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain, welcome to flight 330, non-stop from london heathrow to toronto. weather ahead is good, we should have a smooth, uneventful flight. sick back, relax, and oh my god! silence. few moments later, ladies and gentlemen, i'm sorry if i scared you while i was talking to you. a flight attendant accidently spilled a cup of hot coffee in my lap. you should see my pants. a passenger yelled -- "for
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heaven's sakes, you should see the back of mine!" >> bobbie's buzz! >> i have brand new beauty people are buzzing about. chanel had that toos come out. dior one-upped them with gold. we have a picture of what a bracelet looks like. it's actually cool for a holiday. it's a real gold tattoo. >> how long does it last? >> probably 24 hours, maybe longer if you don't shower or something. i don't know. this i'm kind of obsessed with. urban decay has come up with lip gloss in a pencil form. if we look really close, this pencil will help you apply really rich color, but it feels and looks like a lip gloss without the stickiness and gunk.
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>> it stays, right? >> it stays. it's great. they have a range of colors. brand new launching this month. in the winter we get the dull, dry skin, glam glow is at sephora. you can see it pulling the toxins out in capsules, but it also has acid exfoliants, like a peel. >> i like that. >> everything's on >> how are you feel something. >> great. >> lunch with her, then pneumonia. >> i'm doing well. >> thank you, love you. what is keeping you up late at night? >> the real reasons you can't sleep. cody simpson performs in our studio. he's 15, taking the world by storm. first, these messages. i love how clean my mouth is after a dental cleaning... i just wish i could keep it this way. [ male announcer ] now you can.
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are you having trouble falling asleep at night? it may not be the late-night cappuccino keeping you up. >> cosmo magazine's beauty editor is here with the real reasons you're not getting all your zs and what you can do about it. >> nice to see you. >> hey. >> there are all kinds of things that contribute, right? >> a lot of surprising things is what we found. the first thing is total silence. you think you need total silence, but it's actually bad. it's all those random sort of inevitable sounds that happen at night, creeking, you hear them. great solution is a white noise machine or run a fan. it's just a constant sort of low lull, puts you to sleep. >> you can get them with wind, water. >> one of the things i do in the middle of the night is when i pop awake, i check my clock and iphone to see what time it is. >> naughty hoda. >> it is naughty. the real thing about electronics in general, digital alarm
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clocks, cell phones, laptops, they emit blue light. it's the type of light we see during the day and tells our body not to sleep. when we see these at nighttime, we're not ready to sleep. >> mixed messages. >> what should you do? >> a traditional alarm clock is better. cell phones that power down and go into sleep phone are great. tablets and laptops, shut them down before bed. kindles are great because they don't have the back light. magazines and books. >> sometimes when you're watching a show before bed and can't sleep. >> a horror movie, then you want to sleep. >> horror is bad, it pads up adrenaline. wind down from that adrenaline high or dvr it and watch it the next day at a earlier hour. >> look at this cute dog, how could you not want this dog isn't the bed? >> pets are really hard.
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we want them in bed. they are so cuddly, but even if you're not allergic to pet, you can have sort of a temporary allergy in your bed, because the dander collects and the sheets and blankets and you start to sneeze at night. that's never good. >> bambino is hyperallergenic. he stays in one spot, i lean over, there he is, right there. >> frank is nearby? >> frank's hand is on him too. we both smoosh all night long. he brings me pleasure. i have little in my life, all right? >> wash the sheets more frequently. >> tell us about the colors on the wall. >> window treatments are really important. you need to make sure the blinds and curtains are well fitted around the window so you don't let in the slivers of light. when it comes to paint, all those popular colors like the bright reds and the greens, these things are designed to jolt us and inspire us and they
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are really great for the rest of your house. for the bedroom, stick to neutral tones. >> the temperature in the room matters. it should be colder. >> the trouble is when you have a partner who's hot, you're cold, vice versa, you have to compromise someplace or separate. >> 65 to 75 is the sweet spot. >> that's huge. >> cotton blankets and sheets are great. they allow anybody who's overheating to evaporate. clutter. big problem. you see the laundry, the pile of work, and it starts to set off a checklist in your mind of things you need to do tomorrow and the next week. tidy up a bit, gives you a better sleep for sure. aromatherapy is scientifically proven to put you to sleep. if you can light a candle an hour or so before bed, blow it out. lavender lotions, vanilla room
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sprays. >> crinkle candle has the most glorious vanilla and lavender. i just love them. thank you so much. all right! >> here's something to wake us up. >> sara is getting fans pumped up. [ whistle blows ]
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it is now time for 3, 2, 1 live with sara haines. she's next door at the nintendo world store. >> hope you pulled together some fascinating questions. >> i have a group of ladies that might be -- woo, woo before they got here. this is nancy from mississippi and she wants to know about music. >> if you could have a musician on your show, who would it be and why? >> i would have flo rider because i'm fascinating with him. do you know him? >> my grand baby is four. >> i have the taste of a grand baby. >> sting, rod taylor, and sara made me.
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♪ apple bottom jeans boots with the fur ♪ >> we have barbara from florida and she has a question about the holidays. >> with the holiday coming, what's your favorite tradition here? >> go ahead. >> it's funny. because my brother just adopted a little baby from ethiopia, ella, she's coming with my brother, his wife, and my mom to my house for thanksgiving and we go to the parade. i'm so excited for ella to see that. that's kind of a new tradition. >> the one time of the year i cook. and i do all the traditional stuff my mom taught me how to cook. there's no changing. you don't mess with perfection. >> thank you, have a great holiday. do you know how to present yourself to get what you want? we'll tell you how to walk into a room with something called executive presence. what's worse, your refrigerator handle or toilet seat? >> what do you mean? >> germs, the kind you need to worry about. the truth about healthy
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back on this try-day friday with more of "today." do you want to develop that "wow" factor that gets you noticed in the office and gets you what you want in life? you need executive presence. >> it can have an impact on how seriously people take you. here to show us are ann, editor and chief of marie claire magazine and our friend jean cascade. >> nice to see you. >> there's something that happens when you walk into a room. describe what you're talking about, what's executive presence? >> it has to do with how you act, how you speak, and how you present yourself in a room.
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it's about walking in a room with confidence and credibility. >> is it something you can fake or do you have to naturally have it? i don't want to say to myself you have to go in and be this and this if you're not that way. something authentic or something that you learn? >> it can be learned. we did a study and really boiled it down to three things, gravitas, confidence, and appearance. it's about finding the things in the gravitas piece of it, whether you have emotional intelligence or whether or not you can walk into a room and lead the room and owning them and honing those skills. >> i think people don't understand they have to practice this. even if you are not born with it. if you can get yourself out there, just as you'd practice giving a talk, having an interview, you practice how you want to present yourself. >> how do you do that? >> in front of my friends or a mirror. the first time i came on this show, i practiced so many different ways to say everything because you knew you had to get
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the information out quickly, clearly, concisely. it also makes a huge difference in how much you get paid. there was a study and they found college grads on a very equal footing, women are still earning about 20% less than men. we get paid about -- >> that's amazing to me. >> i know a lot of people with tons of confidence and gravitas and other things and they are running things, but they are not necessarily the smartest one. they just know how to carry themselves, walk into a room. how important is stuff like that, what you wear. >> posture. >> i did it for this segment. i don't usually do that. it's not comfortable. >> okay. >> certain things in appearance. appearance is one of the key things in it. there are things about your appearance that can trip you up. for example, too tight clothing, dressing a little bit too sexily maybe if you're going into a job interview, wearing too much
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makeup. the study we did, we surveyed 4,000 professional men and women, the number one thing for women in an interview, not wearing a bra. >> who isn't wearing a bra? people still don't wear bras, really? >> undergarments, little things. >> a bad one when it looks like you're not wearing one. >> you need to dress for the job that you want. >> if you're going to hooters, don't wear one. >> if you're going into an interview, google a picture of the person you're interviewing and dress to them. >> that makes sense. >> reading their environment. >> a lot of people don't do that, read the room. >> in terms of your voice. some people are soft spoken and people don't hear them. they get spoken over. what do you do if you're that sort of person? >> speak with authority, say what you're meaning and not overspeaking. make your point, be clear. >> practice. decide these are the three things i am going to say today,
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then say them well. >> that's the way actors learn their lines, over and over and over again. >> sometimes it's not what you say, it's how you say it. sometimes i don't remember what they said, i like what they are confident about. >> thank you, ladies. do you know where your germs are lurking in your home? >> you may be surprised where you need to worry and where you can relax. >> it might be your husband. >> right after this. hmm these smell amazing, too bad the guys aren't here
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so should you obsess about the germs lurking in your home? you may be surprised to learn where the dirty dangers are really there and what places are safe. >> here to tell us is julie baines. nice to see you, julie. >> you're going to alleviate people's fears when it comes to germs. >> or cause a major panic. >> we can obsess less. >> let's hear why. >> things you touch a lot, a sink handle. are these culprits? >> germs are everywhere, but most of them don't make you sick. for example, the refrigerator door, you might have taken out the raw chick p, cut it up, then you're going to go grab the lettuce. you need to wash it. we don't always think to clean refrigerator handles. same with your sink handle. we may obsess about cleaning the inside of the sink, but we touch this to turn it on to wash our hands. >> also after you've used the bathroom, you know, you then
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open up -- >> bathroom sink handles. >> medicine chest handles. >> that's a lot dirtier than the toilet seat. >> go to the toilet seat. our minds are there anyway. >> exactly. how dirty is it? >> we don't need to obsess about this. this is the toilet in your home. as our microbiologist told us, nothing that germy comes in contact with the seat. let's face it. >> yeah. >> depend on where you live. >> most of us clean it. public toilets are a little different. it's the flush handle you need to clean. you may be scrubbing away and forget to clean the handle. >> i hear remotes, especially in a hotel room. >> hotel room remotes, good to take wipes with you, clean the hotel remote. at home, you're fine. unless someone in the house is sick, you're passing it around, then you're sitting there eating stuff. >> while watching tv. >> human beings are disgusting. >> he's the thing with germs, they are not going to hurt you
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unless they get inside of you. don't lick your remote and phone. >> some people have a problem with it. you shouldn't judge. >> the phone thing is interesting to me. look at a phone, anybody's phone. makeup all over. >> i wipe mine all the time. >> is there something nasty about the phone? >> we mostly carry them in our purse. don't put it down on the bathroom floor and don't lick it. it's fine. >> why do you keep talking about licking the phone? >> don't kiss it when you're on face time with your phone. you can clean it with a wipe. 99% of the germs out there don't make you sick. you can lick my face. >> this is getting weirder and weirder. >> the bottom of the shoes. >> we all know someone who makes us take our shoes off when we go into their house. that drives me crazy. >> last time you visit. >> city streets are dirty, but they mostly stay on the floor. >> unless you lick your floor, it's probably okay. >> if you have a baby crawling
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around on the floor, yes, you can worry about this a little. these are not germs that are going to get into your body easily. >> i like the way you're thinking, julie. you're thinking things through. >> if someone in your house is sick, this is where you need to be more careful than usual. it's a good idea to make the sick person stay in the bedroom for awhile. sort of isolate. they do say you should not share towels, because warm, damp places, cold and flu viruses are going to multiply. wash towels and sheets in hot water with bleach. this is alcohol-based. this is not like -- antibiotic soaps are not necessarily a good idea. they can contribute to antibiotic resistance. these are mostly made with alcohol. it will kill germs. regular soap and water and hand washing. >> jerry won't let us try it.
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when it comes to nutrition, it makes it hard to keep track of what is healthy and what isn't. >> we're here to tell the truth about healthy foods. >> once and for all. or else she'll be back next week. >> we always hear those things, coffee's good, wine's good, wine's bad. >> it gets confusing for us too, so we chose 11 foods americans eat every single week to get to the bottom. >> let's start with coffee. >> coffee is actually america's top source of antioxidants. art health, staving off dementia. you're better off going with a simple coffee with a little milk. >> why is that? >> fat, calories. you get a meal's worth of fat.
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>> all right, wine. please, don't disappoint here. >> good news, wine is great for you. the trick is, limit yourself one to two glasses per day, any more than that, you can increase your risk for certain cancers. potatoes are good for you. >> i love potatoes. >> one serving gives you about five grams of protein. the trick is not to try them. >> they are delicious roasted. >> sweet potatoes are even better for you, because they have vitamin a. >> i have never seen that kind of potato, what is that? >> purple potato. >> looks like buffalo balls, but what do i know? >> no need to say hold the cheese. cheese can give you 20% of your daly calcium needs in one serving. one serving is two dice. don't go overboard. >> it's moderation. >> omega 3s. >> they are great for brain
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health, heart health, your skin, your mood. there is concern about mercury contamination, but the benefits far outweigh the risk. one to two servings of fish per week. >> one of the reasons i've been healthy is i've been going to this restaurant on west 51st street. the greatest sushi. almost every day. i've been in fighting form. thank you. >> dark chocolate. >> chocolate for dessert. >> dark chocolate. >> yes. low sugar, don't want milk chocolate. >> let's go, baby. >> come on right in here. >> red meat. when we think of red meat, we think of saturated fat, but there are great cuts of meat with no fat. look for loin or round. b vitamins, zinc, iron. >> what about nuts? unless saturated in oils, they are great, right? >> they are actually a great weight loss food, because if you eat them in moderation, they are
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loaded with fiber and protein, which makes you feel full. >> they do, they fill you up. >> what about the beer, shavon? >> wine gets all the glory, but beer is great for you too. people who drink one to two beers a day. >> couple of nuts, real good. >> one to two per day. that's it. >> beers or nuts? >> beer. beer. >> all righty, moving on. >> soy. everyone thinks of soy as a health food. there were reports that linked soy to an increased risk of certain cancers. our experts say you have to be eating a ton of soy to get there. you're fine eating in moderation. it's a wonderful low-fat vegetable protein. >> i went off edamame because of that. >> down here in the egg department. >> incredible, edible egg. >> whole eggs are terrific for you. there's new studies all the time, but our bottom line is one
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egg a day, terrific for you. eat the yolk. >> thank you very much. until we have another survey, you won't be seeing her. all righty, awesome aussie cody simpson with a live performance in our studio. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. when singing sensation cody simpson was 11 years old, he started posting on youtube. now four years later, his music has an astonishing 147 million views. >> that's amazing. we first met cody next year when several young fans showed up to watch him through our window here. they'll be happy to know cody is out with his debut album called
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"paradise." congratulations. your music is far beyond your years. that's what one of the reviews said. touched beyond his years for breezy, toes in the sand pop tunes. >> awesome. >> how does it feel giving birth to this album? >> feels awesome. something i worked hard on for a long time. debut album is a very important move, and i just wanted to make sure it was perfect. that's why i took my time with it and made sure it really showed, you know, who i was. you know what i mean? >> we like that teen "vogue" calls you america's new heartbreaker. sounds like you're elbowing out mr. justin bieber. >> i don't know about that. >> he's getting old. we have to make room for the new. >> what are you going to sing for us today, cody? >> my single off the new album "wish you were here." >> wish you all the success. there's cody simpson.
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go over to your band, buddy. >> all right. ♪ ♪ lately i got this feeling ♪ i don't know what's the meaning but i know it's strong ♪ ♪ and it's over you ♪ all i want is to be home with you ♪ ♪ i'm coming right back ♪ living without you is no no ♪ i'm coming right back ♪ i wish you were here ♪ yeah i wish you were here ♪ music is better and lights are brighter when you are near ♪ ♪ am i making it clear ♪ music is better and right now i just wish you were here ♪
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♪ right now i just wish you were here ♪ ♪ can't wait till you come back home ♪ ♪ so hard getting by all alone ♪ leave a message at the tone ♪ i know you know i know we can make it ♪ ♪ it's been too long since i looked into your eyes ♪ ♪ i'm waiting hurry back ♪ get a cab just fly here jet pack ♪ ♪ right now i wish you were here ♪ ♪ wish you were here ♪ music is better and lights are brighter when you are near ♪ ♪ am i making it clear ♪ the music is better and right now i just wish you were here ♪ ♪ right now i just wish you were here ♪
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♪ right now i just wish you were here ♪ ♪ right now i just wish you were here ♪ ♪ right now i just wish you were here ♪ ♪ ♪ i wish you were here ♪ ♪ right now i just wish you were here ♪ ♪ right now i just wish you were here ♪ ♪ right now i just wish you were here ♪ ♪ right now i just wish you were here ♪
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