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>> you got to perform. not just drink beer. >> what? >> we missed that last one. good morning. frozen. two thirds of the country in the throes of an arctic blast. temperatures in the necktives and when this one's over there is another system behind it. the man who killed bin laden action the navy s.e.a.l. who says he fired the fatal shot that brought down the world's most wanted terrorist. why do some fellow s.e.a.l.s tell a different story? he will join us live from an undisclosed location. >> on the loose, a tiger unthe outskirts of paur ris. officials confirm they are on the hunt for a large cat sparking fears. and -- final countdown.
rokerthon is in its last stretch. al roker an hour from setting the guiness record for the longest weather cast in the history of mankind. will fatigue make him insane. al, do you know where you are? find out live today, friday, november 14th, 2014. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning everybody. welcome to "today" on this friday morning. or as we like to call it the 33rd hour of rokerthon. >> rokerthon. >> roker friday. >> he is about to set a guiness world record for the longest weather cast. >> last night i came to visit about 11:00, and i said you're really sharp.
he looks and says no, i'm not. >> that's what natalie said you sound like harvey firestine. >> at it almost 33 hours. has he taken a shower, changed his clothes. look at al. he did put on a fresh pocket square. got to stay dapper. >> so al, let's talk about rokerthon, the weather taes story again. >> it is. that's what help immediate do rokerthon. i know this sounds -- i think of brenda vaccaro. but the difference is we've had a lot to talk about and we continue to have a lot to talk about. we've got this frigid outbreak that's going to continue. in fact, this is looking at the snapback of the polar vortex for next week. this is even going to be colder than right now. but in the meantime, what we expect to see today, atlanta at 26, kansas city 18, and feels like 27 degrees in washington, d.c. and our highs today are going to
be well below zero. tallahassee at 16 degrees below, make that 58 degrees int tallahass tallahassee. 16 degrees below average. indianapolis, even atlanta for today, a high of 47 degrees. 18 degrees below average. that's where gabe gutierrez is now and everybody is feeling the chill. my friend, you got puffer on and people are going to be staying in it a while. >> reporter: good morning. i don't know how i feel about this rokerthon. two days ago it was 60 degrees now we're dealing with temperatures about 26, 27 degrees with the wind chill it feels much colder. we'll take it. other parts of the country dealing with worse. in the northeast these are pictures from social media from new york, new jersey, and philadelphia. they dealt with snowfall. in wisconsin with brutal snowfall for a little bit there. they are used to this type of stuff in december, but this is november. then in colorado as well, denver
seat record low, negative 14 degrees. the south has also seen a little bit of snowfall, memphis and little rock. thankfully in atlanta we do not expect a repeat of what we saw last winter when two or three inches of snow and ice brought this city to a standstill. no precipitation is forecast until sunday. and then by then temperatures are expected to be well above freezing. savannah. >> gabe gutierrez, thank you so much or as al calls him -- >> my friend. >> he didn't know who he was talking to. >> he is to be forgiven. other news, doctors in nebraska are getting ready to treat the tenth case of ebola on american soil. the patient is arriving from sierra leone where he had been working as a surgeon. kristin, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're learning more about the surgeon who tested positive for ebola on monday in sierra leone. dr. martin salia is a permanent resident in america. a spokesman at nebraska medical
center said medical personnel on the jet will evaluate him and if he is stable enough for transport he would be brought to omaha sometime saturday afternoon. the medical center is where two other ebola patients were successfully treated for ebola. salia would be the only known ebola case in the u.s. dr. craig was released. salia's son said hopefully god's grace, everything will come without good news. the cdc is awaiting salia's arrival. willie. >> kristen dahlgren, thanks so much. he does end up in nebraska they are equipped to handle it. >> the secret service, a scathing report that allowed the intruder to enter the white house this past september. this morning ipts raising tough questions for the agency. peter alexander is at the white house for us this morning. good morning to you.
>> reporter: good morning. this is a nine-page review for the department of homeland security. nearly everything that could have gone wrong did and it also lays out what happened when omar gonzalez got through the front doors here at the white house, where he didn't run past agents, he walked. this is the home video of fence jumper omar gonzalez armed with a knife running across the white house lawn in september. a highly critical new report from the department of homeland security reveals exactly what happened that night. after barging through the white house front doors knocking a demale secret service officer to the ground gonzalez walked past the officer, who accidentally grabbed a flashlight instead of her baton, before pulling out her gun. ignoring commands to stop he turned left and walked into the east room, then turned around and tackled by an officer in the hallway. the report adds the counter assault team didn't immediately enter because they were
unfamiliar with the layout of the white house. and waited to get into a tactical formation before going in. >> this was just an unfortunate group of mishaps that all unbelievably happened at the same time. >> reporter: the review blames the secret service for performance, organizational, technical and other failures. it found as the secret service alarm systems and radios failed to work and many of the officers on duty didn't see gonzalez as he jumped the fence. afung the failures the inaction of a uniformed secret service canine handler in a van whose ear piece was out and wasn't listening to his two-way radio. instead the officer was taking a personal call on his cell phone. and only saw gonzalez after seeing another officer chasing him. the head of the house homeland security committee told nbc news more hearings are planned. >> this is a premier federal law enforcement agency that really has gone awry. >> reporter: the secret service says it's changed its training and procedures, still law enforcement official tells nbc
news that so far no one has been placed on administrative leave as a result of this report and at least for now the individuals involved remain on their posts here. >> peter alexander, thank you very much. >> to chilling new threats from isis. a new video the group lashing out at the west. the man thought to be behind the mess is the leader some believe had been silenced for good. richard engel is in turkey. >> reporter: good morning. not just new data, there is new data that has come out from a respected british think tank that shows that u.s.-led air strikes against isis are not slowing the group and the video appears to show the leader is alive and well. he is perhaps the most wanted most dangerous man in the world. the last time we saw abu bakr al baghdadi was in early july when dressed the part he declared himself the ruler of his so called islamic state.
then he disappeared. as isis fighters terrorized through syria and iraq. attacked daily by u.s. air strikes. until last week, iraqi official claimed one of those air strikes killed home run maybe just injured baghdadi. it seems those reports were wishful thinking. on thursday in an audio recording which isis was from baghdadi a man sounding much like him called on others to join the cause. and unleashed, quote, volcanos of jihad. >> showing that he's getting a lot more credibility and more support. >> reporter: isis has proven effective as a propaganda war attracting more than just disillusioned lone wolves. a dangerous egyptian group pledged allegiance to isis as did an entire city in libya run by militants.
baghdadi thinks he has a state and is looking to expand it. in the new recording baghdadi no longer seems content to recruit individuals, he is looking to sign up groups or even states. willie, savannah, back to you. >> richard, thanks so much. don't forget to tune in tonight for richard engel reporting, the battle against isis that airs at 9:00 eastern on msnbc. >> in ferguson, missouri people on edge there. they await a grand jury. >> certainly are on edge. lots of fear and worry about more violence when the grand jury decides whether to charge a police officer in the death of unarmed teenager michael brown. ron allen is in ferguson with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. there is a lot of tension especially because so many don't think the officer darren wilson will be charged with a crime. police have said he acted in self defense. as decision day nears signs of new confrontations and at the
same time calls for peace. much of the heart of ferguson is hunkered down, fearing a repeat of the violence that followed michael brown's death in august. now as the grand jury hears from its final witnesses, including national renowned pathologist dr. michael baden hired by the brown family to do an independent autopsy and now under order not to discuss his testimony. protesters gather in training sessions, preparing to take to the streets. >> find the confidence they need, to good out there despite their fears. >> reporter: at this gun shop and firing rang they say sales are running three times above normal. police who faced intense scrutiny at times operating more like soldiers than cops, they will respect the rights of demonstrators. >> what we won't tolerate is people start acts of violence, infringe on the rights of others. >> reporter: caught in the middle ordinary residents worried about their town's reputation.
>> a lot of people probably think ferguson is danger, danger, but you want to be supported. absolutely safe. >> this week the brown family took their case to the u.n. testifying about their son at a conference on torture. >> this fight is not over. i'm not giving up. >> reporter: demanding justice, calling for peaceful protests in their son's name. school officials here are especially concerned about the safety of tens of thousands of students if it comes during the school day. we understand prosecutors have said they will give the school 24 hours notice if the decision comes on a weekend and three hours notice on a week day. natalie. >> ron allen in ferguson, missouri. thank you, ron. caught in the crossfire a police officer wounded by a ricochet of bullets and another officer stabbed while confronting a knife-wielding man at a submarine base this happened thursday night in concontinue officials say an officer fired at the man when he tried to enter the base through a pedestrian gate.
another officer was hit by the bullets but is going to be okay. the suspect was not hurt but was turned over to local police. president obama will travel to australia to take part in the ge-20 summit. he met with aung san suu kyi on his last day in asia. the noble peace prize winner is a member of myanmar's parliament after she was released from house arrest four years ago. both say they want to see more progress toward democratic reform in the country. and a big honor and huge surprise for nbc's brian williams thursday night. he was inducted in the new jersey hall of fame but it was a surprise to almost everyone when the boss showed up to make the presentation. take a look. >> to paraphrase a friend of mine if walter cronkite and jon stewart had a baby, and if due to the ongoing controversy over same-sex marriage they had to abandon that baby on the new
jersey turnpike, and it grew up to be a news anchor its name would be brian douglas williams. >> very good one. there is an introlike no other. williams a jersey boy through and through, born in ridgewood and he spent much of his childhood in middle town. >> congratulations. >> brian williams dream sequence. >> i know. amazing. >> come to work every day. i mean gosh. >> brian talked about as a young man hanging out at these bars around the jersey shore hoping maybe bruce would show up and now is introducing him. pretty cool. >> awesome. >> all right. well, al, are you there? >> that's right. and brian williams, even calmed in last night for us, given what
he was going through, more to it that he did that. for today we have snow flew the plain states into the pacific northwest, we're looking at lake-effect snow, still continuing western new york into parts of northeastern pennsylvania and the gulf coast has sunshine but cooler than usual temperatures. your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds.
you can see from top to bottom here that we do have some dense patchy fog developing, especially through our inland valley spots. temperatures this morning code enough for a coat. saturday and sunday changes coming your way. we're going to warm you up. looking like a nice dry weekend. rain moves in by tuesday. >> and that's your latest weather. >> come on. let's take a look at the highlights. >> three, two, one. let the rokerthon begin. gulf coast looking good.
hello, hello. tamron hall. my golly. one mif breaks my microphone was on. we have new meaning to live stream. >> that's my cue. i'm out of here. >> welcome today on a thursday morning. the morning of rokerthon. >> a great time to try to break the world recordment we have a storm in the pacific northwest. not a bad day in atlanta. 44 on saturday. i'm feeling good. >> number one thing on twitter now is rokerthon. even trending worldwide. >> #rokerthon has kicked kim kardashian off the top of the internet. my gosh. it's allen alda. >> normally don does this for me but he had a meeting. we have guiness world record witnesses here watching everything that's going on. three, two, one. halfway point. >> we're looking at -- i forgot
to turn my alarm off. i thought i'd be asleep. #rokerthon. the rokerthon going on so long al roker has grown a mustache. you'll sound like barry white. i love to love you mama but i love your mama better. hoda kotb ladies and gentlemen. wow. security. hmmm. hot cider. ♪ the weather got much better. it's moist. break time. i don't call myself. just a man. >> i tell you what. this is unbelievable. you have knocked kim kardashian off the top of the list of twitter. it's like a college dorm room. too many people, there is beef
jerky, random beverages open laying around. i think it's time to wrap this up. >> before somebody gets hurt. >> al, we'll check back in. guys, back out to you. >> you know what they say, kim kardashian broke the internet, al roker fixed it. break the internet from the beginning and he kept all of his clothes on. some 40,000 hits. for al roker. tweets i should say. so cute well wishes. from all of our viewers who rooted him on. awesome. >> i know. he needed that last push. come on, al. only about 40 minutes to go. you got this, guy. you got it. yes. >> you're basically at the finish line. >> this isn't a good thing to let me do anything. >> you better -- >> do the roquey pocky and turn yourself around? >> lost it. >> it's okay.
we'll be fine. coming up, fears of tiger on the loose. residents are told to stay inside. and then, he says he's the one that fired the fatal shot that killed osama bin laden, now a former navy s.e.a.l. taking criticism for making that claim, speaking to us live this morning. for security reasons from an undisclosed location. first this is "today" on nbc. th.
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it's 7:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. asiana airlines plans to appeal its 45-day suspension of service to san francisco airport. 3 people died and scores more were injured in the crash. the airline is set to miss on out $13 million in revenue. >> richard thomas faces up to seven years in prison after pleading no contest last month. he was charged as an adult after setting fire to sasha fleischman's skirt you see there one year ago. fleischman identifies as agender
rather than male for female. height crime charges were filed but have been dropped. >> let's check your forecast now with meteorologist christina loren. >> happy friday, laura. good morning to you at home. we do have fog out there this morning. this could slow you down a little bit but only in our inland valley spots. as we take you through the day, temperatures are going to be comfortable. we'll lose a lot of the cloud cover by lunchtime. leave that umbrella at home in the north bay. golden gate bridge starting to clear rapidly. 65 on the east shore for today. here's the deal for the weekend. temperatures are going to warm up. they'll stay nice and comfortable and mostly dry and then we bring in the rain on tuesday and quite bit of it next week. here's mike and your drive. >> the jam-up over here for 880,
both directions still slammed as you head toward davis street. the worst because we had the last of the crashes clearing right around marina boulevard. down from the coliseum still slow because of the earlier lanes that had two lanes blocked. 580 very clear through the area. that is a good apgs frea for yo. the rest of your bay moot smoothly. look at palo alto's sun. watch it, folks. back to you. >> thank you very. we'll be back to watch another local news update in half an hour.
son las 7:30 este viernes en la as the plaza and the country and world shout one word, roker. we are 33 hours 25 minutes and 51 seconds but who is counting. al roker is counting. he has the guiness world record in sight for the longest weather cast. we thought he might like some bacon. stop by here to make sure it's okay. >> quality control. >> you do not want to turn that dial. rokerthon is almost at an end. >> let's look at what's making headlines. speaking of the weather two
thirds of the country dealing with an early taste of winter as the east coast is facing brutal temperatures. some folks in the pacific northwest have been whit over a foot of snow. >> there are tough questions for the secret service after a scathing report was released blaming human and technical failures for security breach that allowed an armed intruder to enter the white house. >> there was another terrifying rescue involving a window washer yesterday. this one in houston. the worker safe and sound after he became trapped on scaffolding that broke down 34 stories above the city. >> and coming up following the 9/11 attacks osama bin laden the most wanted man in the world. now former navy s.e.a.l. rob o'neill says he was the one who took the shot that killed bin laden. but by taking public credit he has created controversy. savannah is going to speak with him from an undisclosed location. >> but we begin this half hour with the hunt for a large cat on the outskirts of paris if you can believe it.
it sparked fears that it was a tiger. keir simmons has more. good morning. >> reporter: willie, good morning. here's what has asking what is it? taken by the terrified wife of a store owner yesterday, the french has feared that this looked like a tiger and take a look at this, another picture of a recent paw print. now, that is big. local people are told to stay in their homes, close by disneyland having to reassure visitors they are safe. police with a trained hunting dog has been combing the countryside helped by a helicopter. they plan whatever it is to catch it not kill it, but look at this other picture with the animal's head turned. they now say they don't think this is a tiger. so, you decide. whatever it is, apparently it's traveled five miles, maybe on the way to paris but willie, it must be pretty hungry by now. willie. >> i guess so.
an opportunity for you to pull out the high school french. nicely done, sir. thanks so much. >> let's get a check of the weather from the man of the hour. al. >> today's sunday night football weather is brought to you by nfl mobile, exclusively from verizon. and we got still a lot going on in the pacific northwest, we've got this warmer pacific moisture coming in off the pacific ocean, colder air, this from the polar vortex and between the two we got this melding and mashing of winter systems, so we got winter storm warnings, winter storm watches, all the way down from the rockies into the pacific northwest, look at the snowfall amounts, good news for the skiers from vail to steam boat springs, talking a foot of snow and as we make our way further to the west we're going to be watching that snow make its way and push on in. and then as you look at the sunshine through the southeast, on into the pacific northwest,
we've got that wet weather. it's a nice sun see finish by weekend staying nice and dry. then as we get into next week, monday looks good. tuesday we bring on the rain. it looks like after that rain chances ramp up wednesday, thursday and friday of next week. more on that coming up. get nfl mobile exclusively from verizon. >> i may be delirious, but there is one thing i do know. it is time for sunday night football night in america.
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we are back now at 7:40 with the man who says he's the one that fired the fatal bullet who killed osama bin laden. we are actually in an undisclosed location right now where we plan to speak to former s.e.a.l. robert o'neill in just a moment. but first, i want to take a look back at the incredible raid that took down the man's most wanted man. >> they were the shots in the dark -- >> clear! >> -- that changed history. >> osama bin laden is dead. >> but the exact role of the elite special forces that took down the world's top terrorist remains classified, shrouded in secrecy. >> they're america'ss the man's secrecy. >> snipers were ready. >> one of them is speaking out.
ex-s.e.a.l., robert o'neil, one of america's elite commandos, he helped rescue captain phillips and another s.e.a.l. he's now a motivational speaker. >> you don't need a plan to execute, you just execute. >> this week he broke his public silence, telling fox news he's the one who killed bin laden. as for how o'neil ended up face-to-face with the world's most wanted man -- >> just luck. >> o'neil says he knew what to do. >> it's a face i've seen thousands of times. very quickly would i recognize him and there was pop, pop, pop. >> robert o'neil, good morning to you. thanks for being with us. >> thanks for having me. >> your face and your name are now public. you can walk down the street and people might know you're the one who killed osama bin laden. are you ready for that? to be so public? >> i'm prepared to are that. i've been thinking about what could potentially happen and risks potentially associated with it.
but i've assumed risk before for a cause, i think it's for a great cause. >> do you fear for your safety. >> i don't fear for it. i spent most of my adult life preparing for thing and i'm prepared for it, yes. >> there's so much to ask you, really not enough time. let's talk about the raid. leading up to it you were assigned to more of a supervisory role outside the building itself, but you volunteered, hoping you would get in and get a shot at bin laden. >> the reason that i was perimeter security team leader but i moved to the rooftop team because after speaking with intelligence and who we were going after, if any house was going to blow up, this was the most dangerous spot would be the rooftop team and i wanted to be with my guys to be with them. >> is it that you wanted a chance to take a shot at bin laden? >> i would take it if it came to me. if something happened i wanted to be right next to my guys. >> you felt like this was probably going to end right there for all of you.
you thought you were going on a mission that would end in kill or capture for all of you. >> we were pretty sure it was a one-m hif one-way mission. >> what is your mindset. >> this is why we're here, why we joined the military, why we became navy s.e.a.l.s. the country asked us to do this, we're going to accept. >> you walk in the room, bin laden is on the third floor. >> yes. >> what happens? >> he was on the third floor. i was behind one man. we went up a stairwell through curtains and there were some unknown people there, they turned out to be women. he sort of pushed them back and fell into the hallway. in order to absorb what he thought would have been a blast. he gave his life so the guy behind him could get a shot. >> the point man, the navy s.e.a.l. who was leading, pushed the women away from bin laden. >> yes, he didn't know it was me behind him. he knew it was one of his guys behind him. i was able to turn right and i was a few feet away from osama bin laden.
>> let's focus on that. was it your sense he was hiding behind the women. >> he was in a room behind another woman. >> he was standing. >> yes, on two feet, yes. >> did you immediately recognize him. >> immediately in half a second. he was not surrendering. what he was doing was -- it was within my rules of engagement. if anyone is going to be wearing a suicide vest it's this man. just because he's not surrendering he could what we called clack himself off. he needed to be shot. >> when you took that shot what was going through your mind. >> this wasn't my first mission. probably 400 plus. i took the shot that was my primary threat. i went to the secary threat, clear the room and make sure the other two in the room were properly taken care of. >> in retrospect now, take a moment back and reflect on it. how did he seem to you? did he seem in those moments in the dark defiant, aggressive, resigned? >> all he seemed to me was he was not surrendering.
i can't say what he was thinking. had he surrendered we would have taken him. he could have been a lot of intelligence, obviously. he was not surrendering and he was a threat. >> you stood over him and watched him breathe his last breath. >> i did see that, yes. >> could you describe that moment? >> again, it was sort of surreal, another target we did. not the most difficult target we'd ever done. i've seen that before. i saw it again. it was more of a thought of okay, time to do our job. we have a little bit of time to find more stuff, find more intelligence to properly defend this country courage l further. at that point it's like, wow, we might get through the mission. >> you make it seem like another day at the office in some ways. when did the momentousness of this hit you? >> i had to clear the threats in the room. his wife was on the room, amal. there was a 2-year-old in the room as well. we made sure he was next to his
mom because when we're on these targets one of the things we do, if there's kids involved we try to make sure they're not more scared than they need to be, because they had nothing to do with this. when i went back, other s.e.a.l.s were in the room. i actually stopped. one of my friends was looking at me, i asked him, what do we do now? he said now we go find the comput computers. okay, okay, i'm back. let's do this. >> there are two conflicting accounts of what actually happened. another fellow s.e.a.l. said he finished off bin laden, that first s.e.a.l., the point man as you call him, fired a shot, a fatal shot and that he came in and finished him off. he in essence takes you out of the story. is he lying? >> no. i can't only speak for what i saw. this is the fog of wa are. to say this mission and the last few moments were high stress would do a great disservice to high stress. we're at the top of our game here.
i can tell you what i saw and what i saw was i went up the stairs behind the first guy as the number two man. i turned to the right and osama bin laden was standing there and i shot him and i killed him. there's no controversy as far as i'm concerned, fog of war. this was a very good thing that we did. >> every s.e.a.l. that went in there is an american hero. >> absolutely. >> why single yourself out and say but i'm the one who shot him? >> well, i was never going to do that. that wasn't my plan. because i came up to the museum to donate a shirt. i thought the shirt and the american flag would be the right thing to do. while i was there, i met a lot of 9/11 families. just them telling me i could give them closure, help the healing process, even today as i walk around, you know, the port authority police department who -- 37 papd officers went in and lost their lives from rookie up to the chief. for them to say, yes, it was our
job but we lost so many great americans that we lost little league coaches, going to funerals of fatherless children. what you're doing, not what i did, what i'm doing now, telling the story is helping them heal. that's worth it to me. >> some of your fellow s.e.a.l.s, former supervisors say it betrays the s.e.a.l. ethos to make yourself public saying part of this code is i do not advertise the nature of my work, nor seek recognition for my action. what do you say to that? >> even people that weren't on mission i have respect for their opinions. they did respond and they should respond. i respect a response. but you know, one of the things we fought for was freedom and a lot of these freedoms, free speech, free opinion. i hope they don't think i did the wrong thing. i hope they see i'm doing it for the right reasons. the reason is this platform i've been given, helping 9/11
families and helping vets. i got out of the navy before my 20-year mark. i experienced what it's like to transition without a pension. now i've started a foundation, pecial operationsg. vets that didn't do 20 years get out and transition. we gave our first grant out. that's to help with a lot of the bills, post traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury. we gave our first grant to a former s.e.a.l. team 6 member. they had maxed out their cards, they didn't know what to do and now they're getting help. >> bob o'neill, wish we had more time to talk to you. >> so do i. >> you think about that moment every day? >> i can see it every day. yes. >> thanks so much to are your service and being here. >> i appreciate it. >> send it over to willie. fascinating interview. we are empty months away from the record books. as you know, al about to shatter the long record for longest uninterrupted w if he can do it. first, these messages.
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it's 7:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. south bay authorities are trying to determine in a man accused of possessing child pornography had contact with children where he worked. he was taken into custody at a building he was cleaning. authorities found dozen of the sexually explicit photos on his laptop involving children. >> and at least twice this week someone pulled up alongside girls and tried to talk to them. in both cases the students ignored the driver. >> and san francisco based virgin america starts trading today on the nasdaq. watching our skies, christina loren. >> it's a winter wonderland for
the high peaks of lake tahoe. good news is heavenly mountain resort will likely be able to open right on time as we head throughout next friday. they're already opening up. 50s right now as we head throughout the day today, your temperatures are going to warm up into the 60s. it will be comfortable and we'll see a nice looking weekend as well. but the rain returns early next week. first here's mike and your drive. >> we're looking at 580 with more slowing traffic northbound or westbound. stay on 880 because that's moving just as smooth as 580. just gets back to the nimitz if that was your original route. either side of the bay pretty smooth. a lighter volume of traffic all around the bay. you still have your typical commute pattern, just a little bit less of the commuters here, northbound to the south bay, mild slowing through san jose and north bay shows slower drive and good sunshine. >> we'll take it where we can
. it's 8:00 on "today." coming up simmons surfaces after not being seen in public for nearly a year. fitness guru richard simmons emerges and reveals what kept him out of the public eye. from anatomy to espionage. catherine heigl trades in the scrubs. and the man, the math, the legend. >> couldn't hold out, but he's dreaming of you. >> he's been at it for nearly 34 hours. now, al is just moments away from making history at his epic rokerthon is set to become one for the record books today, friday, november 14th, 2014.
♪ >> roker! roker! roker! >> we love you, al! >> rokerthon. >> hey, mom, look, i'm on "today" show. >> we're here for my 26th birthday. >> good morning, oklahoma. we're 13. >> good morning, everyone. welcome back to "today." we're making history right here in our little green room. our little neck of the woods where al roker the man, the myth the legend is about to hit the 34-hour mark. >> well, it's been a long, the most importantly, it was a huge team that did this from jackie
and matt and malia and zoey and across the street, don who led the team there. a lot of folks, really. i was really just, actually, i had nothing to do with it. just all those folks. you know, they actually put all this stuff together. all i had to do was -- what i do on a regular basis. >> we're coming up on 34 hours. was there a point anywhere on this long stretch over three days where you thought, oh, man, i'm not sure i could pull this off? >> the first 15 minutes. i was thinking, what was i thinking? and then, you know, because we had so much weather going on over the last 34 hours that it just kind of happened and then we had, if you look on this map. these are all the nbc stations we did remotes with. >> 295 live shots.
>> we just kept going and going and going and once you kind of got into it. boom, kept changing. kept changing. all of a sudden you realize, we're already 20 ins. >> you raised $70,000. almost at $70,000. that's incredible. >> and, again, for a lot of folks who did a wonderful job of and what's great about the crowd, you don't have to have big money donations. $10, $5. they all add up and that is what was really sweet. >> can we talk about the highlights. a lot of highlights over the last 34 hours. a lot of people have visited you. i think we have some video. who have been some of the best visitors? obviously, tamron in her pjs. >> that was my wife. >> your dog. your wife stopped by.
>> stopped by and jenna wolfe and i got massages. it was exciting. >> we have about 30 seconds. is your heart pounding? >> it is. again, what makes this show so great is that it truly is a team effort. it's a team. i could not have done it. >> can we sign you up for next year, an annual event? >> no. >> break your own record. >> here we go. >> ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one -- >> happy world record! >> amazing. >> al, you did it. >> that is what is happening in your neck of the woods. matt lauer is on the phone. are you there? >> hey, i'm here with the kids
taking them to school. they want to say -- congratulations! >> oh, thanks, guys. i so appreciate that. that is really nice. al, al you were my night light i kept the phone in the corner of the room streaming and i was watching you all night and i couldn't hear you. but now you sound just like harvey firesteen. >> i'm done. in fact, i'm sound doubling him. >> so, i just wanted to say congratulations and you go straight from rokerthon to one direction streaming on monday. way to go, buddy. congrats. way to go. >> let's make this official. let's bring in guinness world record certified. >> wow. >> now it gets real. >> so, al, set the guinness world record tital for the longest uninterrupted weather forecast you only had to go 24
hours, but, as you know -- >> wait a minute -- what? >> as you know, the unofficial record out there. at 33 hours and you won at 34, so, it gives me great pleasure to give you the guinness world record title. al, you are officially amazing. >> it is now official adjudicated from guinness, thank you so much. just kidding. >> forget it. >> al was about to lay you out when you said 24 hours. >> so, are you going home now? what are you going to do? >> no, i have to stay here. but, you know what, it's fun to kind of bask in the glow with my team. very exciting. >> some of your team stayed here with you without leaving. >> no showers. >> sean reeves.
>> big sean. >> all right, al, we have many more surprises coming to celebrate all this. for now let's go over to natalie and get a check of the news while we change al's battery. in the news this morning, another doctor who contracted ebola in west africa may be treated here in the u.s., which is currently ebola free. a government official says the cdc has been notified, but a permanent resident of the united states and he will be flown to the nebraska medical center in omaha, where two other ebola patients were successfully treated. in a statement, he said hopefully by god's grace everything will come out with good news. for many americans the big story this morning is breath that they can see. cars that won't start and mittens they can't find. temperatures are now 15 to 40 degrees lower than average in two-thirds of the country. denver hit negative 14 degrees. wisconsin near the michigan
border is digging out from four feet of november four and the lake effect also brought heavy snow to upstate new york overnight. a harsh new report blames the comedy of errors for letting a fence jumper with a knife get inside the white house two months ago. the homeland security review says many secret service agents on duty didn't even see the man as he got over the fence and a canine handler was on a personal cell phone call, instead of listening to his two-way radio. once the intruder was in the white house, one agent mistakenly grabbed a flashlight instead of her baton instead of pulling her gun. an assault team hesitated because he was not familiar with the layout. a new audio message said to be from isis leader calls on his supporters to "erupt volcanoes of jihad everywhere." the release of the recording on thursday came just days after speculation that he had been wounded in a u.s. air strike.
also included a reference to an islamic militant group. a vegan mother in florida has been reunited with her baby who was taken away after he lost too much weight. sarah markham was arrested in june for child neglect. her son, caleb, who was 12 days old was placed with her parents. the doctor called an abuse hot line because despite his weight loss his mother refused to take him to the hospital. she insisted, instead, on supplementing her breast milk with vegetarian formula. on wednesday a county judge said she could have caleb back provided she meets with a nutritioni nutritionist. the lava flow who forced people from their homes in hawaii is a slow-moving disaster. this video was shot thursday and shows how far the lava traveled in two hours leaving nothing but scorched earth and hardened volcanic rock in its path.
8:09. let's get another check of the weather, if he can even get through it. al roker, you there, man? you still awake? >> time for the weather, sweetie. >> okay. >> you want me to just do it? >> you go ahead. the big chill, the big chill, the big chill is going to continue with this polar vortex here and it's going to slide on down sliding, sliding, sliding, but not sliding all the way down to arkansas where it will be 52 today. if you're looking for warm weather -- oh, whatever. florida, sunny. go to florida, it's great. you could probably get a cheap ticket right now. over here we still see the chill across the rockies. here's my home state, arizona. hi, al. anyway, so, there's the country for you. and i hope it's great where you are. so, that's the weather around the country, here's thank you, savannah and al. 8:10 now, showing you a live
look at tiburon, and it looks pretty good out there this morning. we do have some of that fog, though, that settled into your inland valley spots, especially through the tri-valley and also through the north bay valley. throughout the day today, that will be the case. nonetheless, we're going to see a gorgeous finish. temperatures right now in the 50s. we'll end up in the 60s for today. there is more rain in the future. we'll bring that in late tuesday, into wednesday of next week. more on that today at 11:00. >> he did it. >> you're never going to get out of the bed, are you? >> no. >> louisiana, arkansas. >> moving right along. coming up, you heard the craze it's like looking for a needle in a haystack and one man is actually doing that quite literally. we'll tell you why he's doing it. >> go ahead. catherine heigl is here to talk about her return to tv in a new political drama. we all know it's dangerous
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in the air when the baggage door fell off the airplane. well, at an event in germany, bono called the incident, yes, a bit scary. luckily, nobody was hurt, and they say they weren't really in danger. but bono's luggage fell out of the plane and he has a theory where it might be right now. >> the worry is, where is the -- where's the door? where are those bags? and you know, i just -- there might be a few cows or sheep in the german countryside with a very sore head. >> can you imagine finding bono's luggage? how exciting -- >> dressing like a rock star. >> you're plowing the fields, next thing you know, bono's luggage falls from the sky. >> sunglasses. >> keep an eye on ebay. >> monitor ebay. >> would be a big one on ebay. >> all right, you know, we're sending our very best wishes this morning to richard simmons. there were some reports on thursday, you may have heard, that a knee injury had forced
him into hiding, even into deep depression. but this morning, richard addressing that speculation. writing on facebook, "i've had a tough time dealing with this injury, as it is keeping me from doing what i truly love to do." but the always sunny trainer added this message for his fans, "make sure you keep sweatin'!" . >> and like al, he has boundless energy. >> you know that expression, trying to find a needle in a haystack. >> i think i've heard that. >> there's a guy right now in paris trying to do just that. find a needle in a haystack. he's an italian artist and the picture is just worth the whole thing. he's given himself 48 hours to complete this project. the clock runs out at the end of today. he's looking for the needle. the museum says it will give him more time to find the needle if needed. not exactly clear what the reason for all of this. this is a live picture of the installation. there he is, looking for the needle. >> i think this is the most
exciting live feed i've seen since rokerthon. >> i'm obsessed with this. what if you find it? >> speaking of rokerthon, are they breaking down the room? >> it's done. party's over. it still smells like bacon in there. >> needle this a haystack gives me anxiety looking at it. the fine motor skills required to pull that off. >> what if he finds it? >> he'll get a guinness world record. >> really?! >> i don't know. everybody gets a record! >> you get a record! you get a record! >> that's what's trending today. coming up next, we'll talk to emmy award-winning actress, katherine he
emmy award-winning actress katherine heigl making a return to tv in a highly anticipated new political thriller called "state of affair." >> she stars as charlie tucker, a political analyst who briefs the president. a job that calls for life or death calls, often under pressure. >> i've got an abduction, an american doctor. they've already beheaded one of his colleagues. >> i've got abdel fattah. >> got him how? percentage? how confident are you that you will kill him, today? >> i don't have eyes on him yet, 50%. >> no, call me when it creeps over 80. >> katherine heigl, good morning. >> i'm stressed out just watching that clip. is this one of these roles where you have this intensive dialogue where you have to memorize a lot
of words? >> it's a lot of urgency, a lot of exuding urgency, and a lot of cia jargon, which is a lot harder for me than medical jargon was. >> and sprinkling in a little arabic and farsi. >> yeah, i was going to say something -- >> like a party trick? >> yeah, hold on. [ speaking in foreign language ] >> what does that mean? rokerthon? >> no, yeah, it does, in farsi. >> rokerthon is the same in every language. what did you say? >> if one acts, act as a liberator. or so they tell me. >> you convinced us. >> this show is really cool. a lot of people excited and talking about it. and it feels to me kind of like a thread we're seeing in tv right now. you have strong women in these sort of politically related shows, whether it's homeland or your show or "scandal" is another one. what attracted you to this role? >> i think for me, what i found most interesting about it was the idea of sort of looking at the cia from a different angle. we haven't really seen this side
of things, the analysts and langley and how they're responsible for sort of sifting through all the intel that's brought to them by the cia operatives and the assets out in the field. and they have to, you know, sift through tons and tons and tons of intelligence to narrow down the most critical threats and what's real and what's not and what's just chatter and what's actionable. so i kind of wanted to show that vibe and it sort of has a bit of a, like -- i hate comparing things to things, but it's sort of like newsroomy meets west wingy, meets "homeland." >> i'm in. >> you had me at "homeland." and you know, perhaps these strong female characters, not just your character, but the president of the united states is played by alfre woodward. the fact that the female is kind of besides the point, they're just good at their job.
>> exactly. and that's what was really important to me about it. let's not make a big thing about the fact it's a female president and a woman that's her briefer. let's make it that they're there because they're exceptionally good at what they do. that they have earned this place and it's not about, you know, them using their feminine wiles or what not to get there. it's just their talent, their ability, their level of intelligence and commitment to the country. >> you've done something recently, katherine, i thought was so cool and impressive, which is you've changed the way you think about your career now that you have children of your own. and in fact, you want to do roles that make your daughter proud. what'd you mean by that? >> well, i've always gravitated towards characters and stories that i find some measure of hope or inspiration in. you know, i just want sort of more uplifting stuff. that's just what appeals to me. and i have to feel on behalf of my kids, i just sort of want to tell those stories. how we survive, how we grow, how we learn from our mistakes, versus get, you know, demolished by them. >> and we're seeing picture of
your two darling kissed. what we're not seeing is the 34 pets you have. did i hear that right? >> yeah, i think it's 34, i don't know, i haven't done the math. >> so dogs, cats. >> i have eight dogs, four cats, nine horses, two miniature horses, two donkeys, two goats, and we had ten chickens, but a few died. >> do you charge admission to visit your house? >> right, i should. make a little extra on the side for my foundation. that would be great. >> i hear there's one pet that comes with you everywhere you go. yeah, can we bring gertie on? >> hello, gertrude. >> what happened with gertie at the hotel yesterday? is there a story yesterday? >> oh, my gosh, this is so embarrassing. well, i had to use the facilities, so i went to my mom's room, because a lot of people were in my room. and i guess when i got out, she gets really upset and nervous if she can't see more or hear me, so she must have snuck out of my room, and suddenly i just hear this voice in the hallway, like, who's dog is this?
somebody lost their dog. and i'm like, mom, it's probably gertrude. so i my mom goes out and it's you're watching today in the bay. >> good friday morning. it's 8:26. i'm sam brock. cupertino leaders this morning will decide what kind of changes will be made to improve bike safety. the city council held another meeting yesterday in the wake of last month's deadly accident, when a big rig struck and killed a month vista high school student as he rode his bike to school. open enrollment starts tomorrow for covered california. this marks year two of the online health exchange and follows up last year's problem, plagued rollout of healthcare.gov. we'll see if there are improvements this time around. let's check the roadways now. >> good news, has been some improvement on the roadways. we'll take that. 880 southbound through fremont, i should say, out of hayward,
there's your general slower drive, but nothing dramatic. by the time you get to the south bay, your northbound routes are the ones that are the slower drive. there you see a typical pattern, but normal volume for friday, which is lighter. so you see that pattern there. peninsula, nothing dramatic. east bay, show a slower drive north 880 to high street, where you have a stall around high street, slowing past the coliseum. back to you, sam. >> don't run into too many hurdles on the way to work. after all, it is the weekend. see you again in 25 minutes.
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8:30 now. it is a friday morning, november 14th, 2014. a day that will go down in the record books. it's al roker day, everybody. we broke the guinness world record this morning for the longest weathercast ever. we're not worthy, al, we are not worthy. congratulations to you. we can't even hear you over the screams, you poor thing. >> it's okay.
thank you. >> a lot more celebrations coming up. we were playing a little one direction a few moments ago, which is a way of reminding everybody what you're doing monday. matt and al drove down to orlando. one direction has a new album. they're going to be live in orlando and the show will be right there with them. >> performing live on monday, with new songs from their new album, al and matt will be in orlando for all the action. that's a one direction spectacular monday, only on today. >> we're going to let you recover over the weekend, first, though. you're going to sleep for 34 hours. meanwhile, coming up, snooze or lose. we're going to show you what really happens to drowsy drivers and how dangerous it is to get behind the wheel when you're tired. plus, al will test his alertness after his 34-hour weather marathon. we need a little more work out of him, still. >> just a few quadratic equations. nothing to be afraid of. first, let's head inside to tamron. >> just a reminder, we are
working with walmart for our sixth straight year in our getting to the heart of christmas initiative. viewers have been sharing how they help others throughout the holiday season, and some inspiring stories to share. diana says this year, i am doing the operation christmas child. you fill a box with gifts for a child in need. #orangeroom. diane says, every year during the holidays, we do 25 days of giving, 25 gifts to strangers equals lots of new friends. amen to nap athat. and we're asking you to tell us about an organization or group that you along with walmart can help this holiday season and we may end up sharing their story. use the #todayshow and happy holidays already. al, back over to you. >> thanks so much, tamron. let's show you what we've got going on for today. looking ahead to the weekend, saturday, we've got snow across the great lakes, on into the ohio river valley. and then back into the rockies. wet weather in the pacific northwest. sunshine along the southeastern seaboard and the southwest. sunday, sunday, we've got an icy
mix from central ohio into central pennsylvania. some snow in the great lakes. wet weather down through the gulf coast. and a beautiful day in the pacific northwest. although about 50 degrees chillier than normal. temperatures only in oh, way to go, champ. he sounds a little bit like mcgruff this morning. get yourself a lozenge, sir. throughout the day, we have a gorgeous day. i want to show you some of the aftermath of the storm yesterday. slated to open next week. more rain on the way next week, as well. for today, temperatures look good, 50s to start, 60s to finish. it will be comfortable by tuesday of next week, storm window opens back up, but not before we get a spectacular weekend across the bay area. that's your latest weather. willie? >> al, thanks a lot. you'll want to pay attention to this one. this morning on a special snooze or lose, an eye opener for all of us who don't get enough shut-eye. al is an expert at this point,
after that 34-hour rokerthon. and in just a moment, we'll g the results of his alertness test. but first, we've all heard how dangerous drowsy driving can be. and this morning, "today" national investigative correspondent jeff rossen is going to show us. >> this affects all of us, right, from college kids to senior citizens and everyone in between. new numbers out this morning, and they are staggering. take a look over here. because of drowsy driving, 100,000 car accidents every year. 71,000 injuries, and 1,550 deaths, all caused by drowsy driving. so we set up an extreme experiment, even perhaps more extreme than rokerthon, because i put myself to the test. 30 hours awake, a little less than roker, no sleep, no caffeine, but what would happen behind the wheel? my eyes may be open, but doctors say i'm essentially asleep right now, swerving behind the wheel
of a car, all the effects of drowsiness. a stress on the body that can have deadly effect. in june, a driver for walmart awake for more than 24 hours, police say, struck a car carrying actor tracy morgan, seriously injuring him and killing his close friend. and it can happen to anyone. >> nicole was a very bright, cheerful young lady. >> reporter: at only 18 years old, nicole lee had her whole life in front of her. >> my sister was an amazing young woman, full of life, and she was taken from us instantaneously. >> reporter: the virginia tech freshman was returning from a long day of skiing. her friend fell asleep behind the wheel. >> there were no skid marks or braking. he hit a tree on my sister's side of the car at full speed. >> reporter: to show you just how dangerous it can be, we set up a test at the skid harbor driving school in connecticut.
>> hi, jeff, how you doing? >> what are we doing today? >> take you through some technical obstacle courses and see how you drive. >> reporter: it's the middle of the afternoon, i'm wide awake and it shows, pulling off tight turns. >> good, nice and smooth. >> reporter: and last-minute lane changes, never hitting a single cone. that was a piece of cake. >> then i went home and kept myself awake for nearly 30 hours. >> it is about 1:00 a.m. and fatigue is starting to set in. we are deep into the infomercials now, 3:00 a.m. late-night pizza run. back to the driving track to see how i do. >> how we doing today? how you feeling? >> tired, but actually, i feel fine. i feel like this is the kind of situation that a lot of people drive in. maybe i could too. >> remember, any of the cones we hit, they're considered a crash. >> a little jerky. >> ali little bit. >> sorry. >> this time, i failed my driving test, again and again,
and again. ugh, it's frustrating. >> he's struggling. >> dr. charles sizeler of boston's brigham and women's hospital is one of the country's leading experts on sleep. he analyzed our video for signs of trouble. >> it's a dramatic distance. he's certainly impaired and struggling to stay awake and at any moment could lose that struggle. >> reporter: just a few experts of what experts call microsleep could be the difference between life and death. >> most people don't realize that part of the brain can be asleep while another part of the brain is awake. so you may be able to keep your foot full throttle on the accelerator and yet not have the judgment area of the brain engaged. >> reporter: for my final test, i began to drive for several miles, simulating a long highway trip, the deadliest for most drowsy drivers. my eyes are having a hard time focusing. that's when the instructor surprised me with an unexpected line of cones right in my path.
>> all of a sudden it happened, huh? >> that could have been an accident. >> that could have been a car, that could have been a person, it's scary. >> we easily could have stopped, but by the time that jeff put it together, it was too late. >> doctors say losing sleep for one night is the equivalent of being legally drunk. and here's a tip there experts. the best indicator that you're about to fall asleep behind the wheel is falling asleep behind the wheel. many of us, at least, have had that moment where you feel yourself nodding off and you jolt awake. you get that false sense of security that once your adrenaline is going, you're safe to drive, but doctors say that's the number one indicator that you will fall asleep again and nod off within a couple of minutes. thank goodness al doesn't drive, he rides his bike. so we're god on that. >> we've all been there, it's scary. thanks a lot. >> al has been through a lot in the last few days. he just completed a guinness world record, 34-hour weathercast. let's check in with dr. ana
creager, good morning to you. >> before we talk to you, al, physically, right now, you've been up well over 34 hours. how do you feel? >> i don't feel that tired, but i actually tried to sleep, catch up on sleep earlier in the week. but i know you can't >> doctor, i mean, after 34 hours like this. what would you expect to see in al? >> good morning. congratulations for all your efforts and getting this record. now your brain and body may not feel as rested because over this whole period of time and lacking sleep your brain energy has been drained. so the brain processing is speed and all the energy that goes through the body and really circulates through the organs is being depleted. you're going to feel very tired and you're going to know some changes you may feel edgy or irritable and your appetite will definitely change because the brain is looking for high-energy foods, let's say. >> an alertness test. you did one before al started this 34-hour marathon and then
after. how big was the difference? >> it was very interesting because al performed super well on the test. we think he might be superman. >> after or before? >> both. actually. very mild difference on his case. so, this test is used during research. basically what we do is have the coordination in the response time and al's response time was pretty impressive. better than most of the high school students we monitored. >> we know he's superman. >> it is a partial of the evaluation. >> another 34 hours. >> we just have a little welding and fork lift driving for you to do since you're doing so well. >> thank you very much. >> thank you, doctor. coming up, soothing solutions for your dry, winter skin. up next, we make football. two people brought together by the love of the game. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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back now with our continuing series with the nfl together we make football. this week the fairy tale story of a couple whose love of the indianapolis colts led to a chance meeting and a lot more. here's nbc's josh elliot. >> i'm mindy and my love of football and the colts gave me my future. >> reporter: in 2008, this midwestern woman who lived in indiana her entire life decided to go on a journey. >> i graduated at 31 years old with my bachelor's degree. i was single. never had been married. i was ready for an adventure and just sent my resume out to 22 different states and the first call i got was from wyoming. they called and offered me the job and i said, okay, it's meant to be. packed everything up in a u-haul. i remember looking out my window in the apartment and just seeing my parents' car drive off and that was the moment where i was truly alone.
>> reporter: in larimie, wyoming. 1,200 miles away from her family and friends mindy found the last thing she ever expected. >> i don't think i ever went to an establishment by myself to watch a colts game and i kind of look across the bar and there is a colts jersey sitting there. i took a deep breath and kind of relaxed and that's a piece of home. >> when we started watching the games together she knew the players and yelled at the officials and knew if it was a bad call or whatever. so, i was impressed. >> reporter: for the first year they were friends. bonded by their love of the colts. then, during the 2009 season, their team went to the super bowl. and so did mindy and chad. >> honestly, i think maybe the super bowl was our first date. i definitely fell in love with him there. we may have lost the game, but i gained a best friend. >> reporter: it's been almost
four years since this colts couple were married. >> can i have the game ball. pretty please. >> reporter: their favorite team thought it was time for a belated wedding gift. >> are you kidding me? >> i got your game ball. >> thank you. >> getting the full tour. what did you think? >> it is amazing. i have driven by this place for years wondering what it is like inside of there. and i'm here today. >> now you know. >> the surprise is not over yet. sunday night, we want you guys to be a part of us running out of the tunnel and we want you guys to join us. >> absolutely. >> my 3-year-old, we do a reggie chant. we do. >> i do a reggie chant, too. >> i bet. thank you so much. >> enjoy the day. >> it was fantastic. >> nice to meet you. >> let's get a win sunday. >> will do. >> this is just unreal.
seriously just met them. to have this experience because we did fall in love with colts football and each other and have a beautiful family to have this top it off, thank you, indianapolis, colts. thank you, football. >> football bringing people together. throughout the series, we asked you to share your football stories with us for a chance to win tickets to super bowl xlix. we narrow the field down now to six finalists and beginning next friday you'll meet them on our plaza. >> we should mention, by the way, you could see the colts take on the patriots this sunday where else on nbc and coverage starts with football night. >> in america. >> al's still got it. >> coming up next, coping with the cold weather, what that means for your skin. first, this is "today" on nbc.
well, snow and chilly temperatures are gripping the country, for many that means winter skin problems. dr. debora is a new york dermatologist. dr. wattenberg, perfect time to see you. we'll start with the face. what can we do? you know the skin gets dry and itchy when the winter sets in? >> with the lack of humidity, we lose a lot of moisture in our skin. when you start with the face, what you want to do is change up some of your products. you want to gently exfoliate using something soft like a wash cloth and change to a soapless cleanser. all these products can be found in the drugstore. and if you take a little bit of this cetaphil cleanser and use the wash cloth to gently exfoliate and move on to applying a moisturizer, something that contains an spf, ceramide, a moisturizer. >> what about the lips? >> if you take a toothbrush and
lightly exfoliate -- >> rub a dry toothbrush on your lip? >> or even with a little bit of water. and apply some aquaphor or neutrogena lip balm, something to hydrate the lip and make it feel better. >> what about that lovely rudolph nose some of us get? >> you come in from the winter, your nose dilates and the blood rushes to it. so take a little bit of neosporin or any antibiotic ointment, put a little bit on your hand, and apply a little bit of cortizone, an anti-inflammatory, mix these together, and apply it on to that red area on your nose, you'll see a big difference. >> what about your hands and feet? >> the hands and feet are going to crack and get fissured and irritated. take your hand and soak it in water with a little bit of oil, take it out and pat dry, and you
apply a moisturizer. and you're going to look for something that says it's a hand cream or cuticle cream and apply it on there. and the reason to use this is it's rich in hyaluronic acids, there's more emollients and oils, and take some saran wrap or any plastic wrap and then the gloves, the glove is key, put a glove on to your hand and that will make a huge difference. >> what about the feet real quick? >> if you want to improve the feet, do the same thing as your hand, but exfoliate, get rid of the dry, dead skin, apply something with lactic acid and put a sock over it to put the moisture in. >> my hand feels fabulous. dr. wattenberg, thank you so much. coming up, we'll celebrate rokerthon with a little surprise. first, this is "today" on nbc.
al, make yourself comfortable. the ordeal that is rokerthon is behind you. there's only one thing to do now. and that's to get a call from a special guest. sir, are you on the line? >> i am. congratulations, al. you never cease to amaze me, man. >> thank you, mr. vice president. >> lord, i tell you what, all that money for the uso, thanks, buddy. >> it was our honor, our entire team. it was a real team effort. and to all the viewers as well. we thank you so much, sir.
>> well, i tell you, one thing, you should have spoken to me earlier about live mics, though, i could have -- at least not speaking. >> mr. vice president, are you surprised that al was able to do it, talk for 34 hours straight? >> nothing surprises me about that guy, i tell you what. it didn't surprise me. when he said he was going to go for the world record, i had no doubt he was going to do it, but to tell you the truth, i didn't know it was that long, to go that far. al, you could have brought us a little warmer weather, though, in that 34 hours? >> i know, i know, we kept trying, vice president. but i'm thinking of maybe running for senate and do a filibuster. >> good luck, man, i'll support you. i'll be your first contributor. i'll come and campaign for you or against you, whichever will help you the most, jim easton said. >> mr. vice president, i would like to enlist you for his next
challenge, which is like 35 hours? >> well, i -- i don't think i can last that long. i've never done a filibuster. >> mr. vice president, what do you think of al's voice right now? we thought it could be kind of sexy? >> you know, it's almost like it's, you know, he's putting it on. we'll see if next week he still has that voice. >> there you go. thank you, sir. it's so nice to hear from you. really appreciate it. >> well thank you, you're a good friend. thanks for letting me say hello to everybody. and by the way, congratulations on that baby girl. >> oh, thank you, mr. vice president! appreciate it so much. >> there's nothing like it, is there? >> no, the best. the best. >> anyway, thank you guys for letting me call in. >> thank you! >> take care. >> bye-bye. >> great cap to the morning. >> nothing wrong with that. >> are you going to be able to hang with us in the 9:00? >> absolutely. >> all right. >> we've got some presents to keep you going. some motivation. >> we've got lots going on for
you. >> hey, now! >> i think we'll see tamron in those you're watching today in the bay. >> and a good friday morning to you. it's 8:56. i'm sam brock. asiana airlines planning to appeal its now 45-day suspension of service to san francisco's international airport. south korea's transport ministry issued the suspension in response to last year's crash at sfo. three people, of course, died and scores more were injured. asiana is expected to lose out
>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's" take with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist, and tamron haul. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> they are cheering for one man and one man only. al roker on this friday morning, november 14th, 2014. i'm willie with natalie and tamron. but the only guy you need to know about this morning is the world record holder for the longest uninterrupted weather forecast now, 34 hours. al roker, ladies and gentlemen! >> thank you. >> the world over know him now. >> yes. >> including the vice president who just called. >> we're so proud of you, we got you a recliner from 1973. >> very nice.
archie bunker called. >> still has his sense of humor. >> in case you missed, just about an hour ago, al roker, right here, setting the record. >> three, two, one! >> that was it! >> that was it. and doing the weather right until the very end, we should point out. still doing his forecast when he hit 34 hours. unbelievable. >> over the time, al, you've lost your voice a little bit, starting to sound, as we've said all morning, like harvey firestein. give you a dry erase board if you need it. still want you to communicate with us. >> how does it feel right now? >> i actually feel pretty good. and what i really feel best about is that the team effort, everybody that came together within our organization, jackie levin kind of spearheaded it and we had sean reece and matt greenfield and, you know, all these great folks, all of our p.a.s and a.p.s and on our
weather side, don really led a great team. and then all the viewers who called in and went on crowdrise.com/roker to raise money for the uso. you know, made these small contributions that put us over the top. it just, really is a good feeling. >> you're over $70,000 in donations. i'm impressed, you know, when people win the oscars, they have to have a piece of paper to remember all the names. you've rattled off your entire team, after 34 hours with no sleep, just dropping the names, boom, boom, boom. >> we were all together for a long time in a very small room and it's amazing that only, really, two or three people died. and one of them actually deserved it. >> we've got to look at some highlights. let's take a look. >> three, two, one! let the rokerthon begin! gulf coast looking good as well.
hello, hello, hello. tamron hall is here. oh, my god. during one of my breaks, my microphone was still on. that's my cue. i'm out of here. >> welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. the morning of rokerthon. >> we've picked a great time to try to break the guinness world record. a big storm in the pacific northwest. not a bad day in atlanta. 34 on saturday. i'm feeling good! >> the number one thing on twitter right now is rokerthon. even trending worldwide. >> #rokerthon has kicked kim kardashian off the top of the internet. the great lakes -- oh, what? oh, my gosh, it's alan olden and candace bergen. this is a present from my executive producer, don nash. normally don does this for me, but he had a meeting. we have guinness world record witnesses here watching everything that's going on. three, two, one, halfway point!
we're looking at -- oh, i forgot to turn my alarm off. i thought i'd be asleep. she hearts #rokerthon! the rokerthon has been going on so long, al roker's grown a mustache. go, al! you'll be sounding like barry white by the time you've broken the record. i love to love your mama, but i love your mama better. hoda kotb, ladies and gentlemen. security? mm! hot cider. the weather just got much better. it's moist. break time. ♪ i don't call myself the weatherman, just the man. >> superman. you're a -- and i just checked in that piece, twitter trends, al roker still at the top. rokerthon. over three days for rokerthon. >> how do you feel that you
wiped out kim kardashian? i mean, that's amazing -- >> don't answer that, al. let me help you out. >> no good can come of that. >> you've done a marathon and now rokerthon. what was harder? >> you know what, both of them at the very beginning, you think, what am i thinking? >> the mental game. >> the first 15 minutes that we were doing this, i thought, for another 34 hours, forget this? and the same thing with the marathon when you first go over the bridge, you think, i must be crazy, why'd i do this? and then you get into a rhythm and then, really, the rhythm literally carries you. >> what's interesting, you have a big weekend, you've got a party with the family later on and then you're traveling to orlando. so for people who visualize you going home and just crashing out for the next 48 hours, that's not going to happen? >> no, it doesn't. but what i think helped me is i really worked at getting extra sleep earlier in the week and then i had a nap, a long like seven-hour nap before, on
wednesday. so i think i kind of, at least, kind of insured i had a little bit of a rest. >> well, we want to work on that voice for you as well. facebook friday, we want you to share your remedies for al's throat and his voice, because he's going to need it. he's got a big day tomorrow. and monday he's going to be screaming at one direction. we need your lungs man and you need that voice. >> in the meantime, we're going to give you a little, someone who can help you, perhaps, just relax a little bit. from our nbc fitness center, licensed massage therapist mandy is over there -- >> we've got a table set up for you, just over here by the weather monitor. >> oh, wow. >> enjoy a little rest and relaxation. >> we need a little music. >> we need an escort. >> really take the lights down. >> i'm not that old. >> lights down in the studio. >> hi, mandy, how are you, nice to see you. wow, this isn't awkward. >> go ahead, al. take your jacket off.
>> yeah, babe! >> thank you very much. >> no problem. >> you have to take your glasses off. i've seen this movie before. >> we need candles and scented oils, right? >> but not kim k. oil. can they dim the lights a little bit. >> could you get some turtle wax. all right, mandy, get to work there. >> this is the first time he's put his head down, do we think he'll be able to get back -- >> i think he's out. that's it. >> there's a gopro camera seeing your face from that angle, so don't make anything crazy. >> there he is. >> the lights are down. >> enjoy the little rest and relaxation as we speak in our very -- >> i'm feeling pretty mellow here. >> i'm worried he might fall asleep. >> he will. >> let's talk softly.
>> meantime, he cares nothing about this next story, but most of america does. >> i can't take my eyes off of him getting a massage, i'm sorry. >> okay, this may take your eyes off of that, because a lot of people are excited about this. "50 shades of grey" trailer is out. it's not al roker getting a massage, but it's close. we can't show you the raciest parts, but we're going to share some of that trailer. take a look. >> i have a natural instinct for what makes a person tick. anastasia. >> christian. >> he hasn't stopped looking at you. >> have you met someone? >> are you free? i like to see your face. gives me some clue what you might be thinking. i'm not the man for you. >> why won't you let me in? >> i had a rough start in life. that's all you need to know.
my tastes are very singular. you wouldn't understand. >> enlighten me then. why are you trying to change me? >> i'm not. it's you that's changing me >> mm. and al definitely is out. >> that didn't grab his attention. >> no, no. meanwhile -- >> oh, he's still awake. >> wow, there's an angle. that's a good look, al. >> this is another "50 shades of grey." >> you've read and re-read and re-read the book. are you excited about the movie? >> i'm excited to see how they actually get away with it on film. and you know, i think it will be very interesting to see how they do the sex scenes. >> you actually tempted me to read the book. i didn't do it yet. >> you haven't done it yet? >> i haven't dove into it yet. i will before the movie. we've got valentine's day when
it open opens? >> valentine's day next year. you can see the full trailer with the steamy parts in it on today.com. >> i love the valentine's day, they're pitching it as a romantic film with lots of bondage. >> i love you! let me go! >> nothing like handcuffs to say i love you. >> you had a big honor yesterday. a big event you were proud to be a part of. >> the iava, a group a lot of people are familiar, the iraq and afghanistan veterans of america, led by paul rieckhoff. it's a wonderful organization that fills in the holes and helps veterans where they need when they come home from the long wars we've been engaged in. there's admiral mike mullen that was there last night. it's always an incredibly special night. >> and humbling too. >> yeah, it is, the vets come up and tell their stories. and so grateful for their
service. and this week, veterans week, it's been a great to be a part of that. and we should think about vets every week, not just this week. >> and bring your children into the conversation. lucy was with you at an event with a bunch of vets and they're having like guy time, and lucy said, i just don't want to go home. >> she wouldn't leave. >> so lucy, willie, and vets came out until 10:00 at night. >> she did. we had a party. it was 8:00, she's got to go home and go to bed, and she started bawling and crying, and said, i'm not leaving my friends. and i looked at christina and said, lucy's staying with me. lucy was throwing down with the boys, you know, apple juice. >> i don't know if al has a forecast in him. al, can you do the weather like tha that. >> that's what's going on in your neck of the woods. >> you interrupt a man's
massage. >> that's cruel! >> you go do the weather. >> geography wise -- >> geography's better. >> earlier, savannah thought louisiana was arkansas. >> all right, al, you stay there. >> willie has been picked as our geography expert. >> it's friday, that's one thing i know. polar outbreak. there are going to be a lot of blue arrows moving that way. and sort of a round arrow going down. >> look at that mean cloud. looks so mean. >> arctic express. bottom line, guys, it's going to be cold where you live. >> half the country dea bottom line, guys, it's going to be cold where you live. >> half the country dealing with that cold blast. >> okay. local forecast now -- >> low temperatures here. >> oh, wow. >> incredible. tallahassee is at 16 below -- >> no, 16 lower than it used to be or something. >> 22 below. >> i think this is going well. >> do we pay attention when he does this? >> i'm not going to steal al's line. here's your local we taking a live look at tiburon, beautiful day shaping up. we are not included in that part
of the nation under that bitter, bitter cold area of low pressure. for us, quite the contrary, in fact, we're going to see a lovely weekend with temperatures ramping up into the upper 60s, then as we get into next week, we're going to open up the storm window again. could be talking about inches of rain. more on that today at 11:00. hope you have a fantastic weekend. wrong, wrong, wrong. >> here we go. >> 50 shades of gray all over again >> 50 shades of yeah. >> mandy doesn't have this many hands, by the way? you know that, right? >> he's liking it. >> we'll continue the massage. meanwhile, coming up next, remember you were asking me when oh, when when the olsen twins settle down? we have olsen twin marriage. kate middleton making headlines as well. and a story about hot yoga. >> jessica alba. >> your ticket to hollywood, next. >> this is like an examination.
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it is time now to punch your ticket to hollywood. >> that's right. we've got the inside scoop on the biggest fitness craze in tinsel town, a sneak peek at the film "insurgent," and much, much more. >> and here with the celebrity headlines is jack rico, editor in chief of showbizcafe.com. let's launch in star power this week. the duchess of cambridge showed off a cute little tiny baby bump. >> her and prince william attended the royal variety performance, which is equivalent to sort of the white house concerts that they do here in the united states. and she was wearing this beautiful black gown showing a 16-week baby bump. >> teeny. >> and she was greeted by various celebrities, including one direction. they weren't all necessarily dressed to the nines. they weren't necessarily dressed for the occasion. and you can see sort of harry stiles wearing this leopard print bomber jacket, but they
did catch on performances, but they don't usually attend these performances, usually reserved for the queen. >> mary-kate olsen spotted recently wearing a gold band around her finger. a lot of people saying, hmm. >> she was there with olivier sarkozy, the brother of nicolas sarkozy. they were at madison square garden catching a knicks game, and they were watching these matching gold bands, which fueled speculation that there might be a secret wedding. i called mary-kate olsen's publicist, no confirmation yet, but they have been dating for two years, and there is a 17-age gap difference. but from these pictures, they look like they care very deeply for each other. >> and the photo of the week, jon hamm, photobombed. >> this is exactly what jon hamm did at an amc party with january
jones. he's creeping up behind january jones with his bug-eyed, wide-eyed look, just being very funny. a lot of people don't know that. they think he's very serious and very don draper, but off-camera, he is one of the funniest guy. >> such a practical joker. we've all experienced him. >> our tweet of the week is from jessica alba, showing her getting her workout on. >> yes, she is getting in some really serious shape. this week, she tweeted out, doing this video, practicing crab maga to the beats of no doubt's "i'm just a girl." for anyone who doesn't know about it, it's eight fighting techniques in one that's usually practiced by the israeli defense force. and about a week later, about a day later, she also tweeted out her doing hot yoga in beverly hills with her friends, showing her very toned stomach, very, you know, nice abs with all her friends. >> if she wasn't toned already, she's even more fit now. >> and not only is she doing
that, she's tending to her family, doing her start-up, and has a movie coming out, "dear eleanor," coupe later this year. >> with we take a look at our sneak peek. this is a follow-up to the "divergent" film, "insurgent." we've got a sneak peek trailer out already. "insurgent" coming to theaters in march. what can people expect from the sequel? >> shaylean woodly stars in this film, it's about this post-apocalyptic film, and her fighting against this line that's threatening to destroy her society and comes out on march 15th, 2015, and in 3-d, so wait for it. >> looks great. >> have a great weekend. coming up next, an important health alert to tell you about. >> plus, we love adam brody and you'll love him even more in his new movie "life parents," where
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one year ago. fleischmann identifies as a gender rather than male or female, so hate crime charges were initially filed, but those have since been dropped. do not forget open enrollment starts tomorrow for covered california and every other insurance exchange under the affordable care act, this, of course, representing year two of the online health care exchange, following last year's problem plagued rollout. we'll see if there's an improvement this time around. we'll be back momentarily with a look at weather and traffic.
welcome back. i'm meteorologist christina loren. taking a live look at san jose. you can see mostly cloudy skies here and the same overcast sky, meanwhile, over san francisco. starting to clear. starting to see that sunshine through the thick deck of clouds. throughout the day today, that will continue to be the case and healdsburg, as well. we're talking about temperatures in the mid 60s for today and a comfortable dry weekend coming your way, as well, before rain returns next week. 68 degrees for the south bay today. 66 on the peninsula, more on that rain in just two minutes.
first here's mike and your drive. we're looking at the bay bridge toll plaza, which still has a backup. sometimes on a friday we don't see it this late, but we do today. a look at your maps, recovery heading up into the area out of oakland, late burst of traffic related to an earlier crash at high street, it's what complicated things. pretty typical friday, northbound 85 slow up towards saratoga. that's your slow spot for the south bay. sam, back to you. >> there's one situation to keep an eye on on your friday, but still it's your friday. a look at news, weather, and traffic coming up for you in just about 25 minutes. we'll see you then.
welcome back to "today" on this friday morning, november 14th, 2014. and it is a special friday morning because we are with the world record holder. our buddy, al roker, in case you missed it, did set the world record. longest continuous weather cast at 34 hours. congratulations, my friend! >> thank you so much. i appreciate it. >> and you can hear by the voice that al needs a little help. we asked you on facebook to give us some of your remedies to cure the voice and the throat. >> we've got some really interesting ideas from people. let's take a look. >> uh-oh! tamron! >> rookie! orange room rookie! >> i make it look so easy, don't i? harry gephardt says, i know this sounds crazy, but suck on kosher dill pickles or drink the juice
from the jar. i've heard after marathons, pickles are great because all the salt is good for your bodies. >> martinis with pickles. >> so eat your dill. eat your pickle. krchristine says, i've heard yo should eat marshmallows. so marshmallows and pickles, great combination. the gelatin in them coats the throat. >> you have a bad throat too? >> yeah, my throat is sore. >> doesn't chocolate cure something? any of that? >> perfect cure for no voice, quit talking! >> there you go. do you think you can do another forecast, though? >> one more before we go. >> one more. >> what do you have in your hand? my producer, sean reece, big sean reece -- >> who stayed up with you all 34 hours. >> i wanted to get him something. "i stayed up for 34 hours with al roker and all i got was this lousy t-shirt." so sean, reece. >> have you met sean? >> yes, i have. >> sean is like 7 feet tall.
you'll need two of those. >> it's called a gag gift. i don't think he's going to wear that. >> there's sean, by the way. >> he's a big fella. >> al, one last weathercast and we'll let you go home and go to bed. >> but we don't want you to go. >> don't want you to, but let the man go. >> i appreciate it. it is friday. okay. here we go. so, for the weekend, we are looking at snow stretching from the great lakes all the way back into the pacific northwest. sunshine through the plains. it's going to be a little on the chilly side. gulf coast looking pretty good. and then for sunday, sunday, i don't have the button working. i think they had to control the button in the other room. we've got snow around the great lakes, an icy mix in the mid-mississippi and ohio river valleys, wet weather down into the gulf, and sunshine along the 9:32 now. clouds are clearing out there. we are going to see a nice
comfortable finish today. 65 degrees is the forecasted high on the east shore. about 66 degrees on the peninsula today. 68 degrees in the south bay. nice comfortable weekend coming your way. as we head throughout next monday and tuesday, storm window opens up again and we could be looking at the potential for days of rain here in the bay area if everything holds together. we're going to give you an in-depth analysis today at 11:00. we'll see you then. and that's your latest weather. guys? >> all right, al. thank you so much, my friend. >> enjoy your time at home with the family. >> one more time for al roker, ladies and gentlemen! >> we love you! >> nobody is going to sleep better. >> just fell asleep. >> someone help that man. all right, al. thank you, sir. >> you probably remember adam brody best from his role as the nerdy, cool, seth cowen from the
drama "the oc." >> now he plays tim who starts dating something who clearly hasn't had the best luck in that field. >> that place looks amazing. >> yeah, cool, right. >> i'll put our thnames in. >> we have a reservation. >> why are you freaking out? >> usually with guys, i have to do everything. i have to pick the restaurant, make the reservation, pick everybody up, order the wine. >> i wonder why those relationships didn't last, gee. >> your table is ready. okay, thanks. come on. >> oh, adam brody joining us now. hey, good morning. >> hi, good morning. >> so your character comes in between these two best friends played by jilian jacobs and liam meester. so what is his take on their relationship? because they're very close, close friends? >> he thinks they're very close, maybe a little weird, but, you
know, it mostly seems healthy, normal, and he's just, you know, really, he's got the best intentions and honestly, it's kind of their -- the movie really is about their relationship, first and foremost, and yeah, my character is just trying to be a stand-up guy. and he is. i can get behind all his actions in this movie. >> as you may know, adam, you were married to layton meester. >> that's the word on the street. what's it like doing a movie with your wife? >> she's a wonderful actress and it's also nice, because when you do a movie, there are long days, it becomes a bit of a familial atmosphere and to have all those people in common and to have that group in common, it's a very fun thing. and also, to kind of just be proud of the movie together. she's amazing in it. and to kind of have this in common is a fun thing. >> were there rules of engagement. did you say, listen, once we're headed home or --
>> no, it's the opposite. we can gossip about it. it's nice. we don't work together that much in it, actually. but, you know, we know all the players. so she can come home and tell me what happened. >> some pillow talk there. >> so we hear the ladies improved a lot on set, but some of your improv parts were cut out? >> they did a lot of improving and i did a little bit, but i don't think any of it -- i don't recognize any of it in the movie. >> what happened? >> i don't know. it must have not been funny. probably for the best, probably for the best. it's a good movie, so i'm sure they chose well. >> director's cut, man. so we heard you used to work at blockbuster, you're quite the movie buff. >> i swear, i saw one the other day. >> did you? >> i think it's online. >> they're not totally gone. yeah. >> one in the valley. >> so we're going to describe a movie, give you the one-liner,
you have to el the us what it is. we'll start with an easy one. >> "breakfast at tiffany's." >> oh, my god! >> this is too easy. i hate even asking this. maverick fighter -- >> "top gun." >> too easy. >> a string of robberies are committed by a group of surfers wearing presidential masks? >> that was a staple of my diet growing up. >> "point break." >> how about a man finds himself reliving the same day over and over? >> do we have any hard ones for him? >> that would be "groundhog day." >> we insulted your movie buffness. >> these are all great movies. >> classics. >> we just wanted to stump you. >> that would have been so embarrassing if i couldn't get one. >> but when you're on the hot seat, it might not come to you. >> what's your favorite movie of all time, quickly? >> that changes --
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morning. every time i see a clip, it's amazing. just seeing the clip, you're pulled in, even without hearing the words there. but i've got to start with serious business here, "elle" magazine called intellectual woman's heartthrob. i know this movie is about serious issues, and we're going to get to that, but intellectual woman's heartthrob. how does that feel to have such a title? >> i thought you were talking to me. >> a big responsibility, you said? how do you keep up the title? >> how do i keep it up? >> now you just made him blush? >> i don't think he works on it. >> in reading about you, you speak five languages? >> i kind of do. i get too embarrassed to speak, like, for example, with french, i understand everything, and i kind of find my way through it, but i have to be a little bit drunk, i think, i find myself a
little bit more open. >> well, we can't get you drunk right now, but you can speak a little portuguese, right? [ speaking foreign language >> i asked him, how do you learn portuguese, and you said, in english? >> horizontal position. >> now we know why you're a heartthrob. >> here's some alcohol. >> you're incredible. wow, i don't want to move on from that, but we will, because we want to talk about the movie for a second. a lot of people talking about this film, because it's jon stewart's debut as a director. it's funny, at the premiere the other night, he was talking about his pitch to great actors like you, and he said, i've got no money, we're shooting in jordan during ramadan, it's going to be 100 degrees, oh, and i've never done that before. >> i love that. >> how did you respond to that pitch? >> it's excellent. it's the best invitation. and coming from jon stewart, because if it wasn't him, i would be like, okay, i don't
know. i'm not sure, but coming from him, i'm getting to know him and just spending time with him, i realized how intelligent, quick-witted, how immersed he is, also, into this film. it is a very personal film for him. it deals with issues that he's very close to. this frontier of journalism, and what is professional journalism and what is commentary on certain things, and all the many other issues that the film talks about, he's very close to them. and he puts himself out there. so, i had no question, when he invited me over to do it, i was like, that's incredible. and it was my first time in the middle east. i was like, yeah, let's go there. >> you are remarkable in this movie. >> yeah, congratulations. >> all the awards that are to come. again, "rosewater" is in theaters today. and up next, miley cyrus shows some major pda. she's got a new boyfriend who has, oh, a political family behind him.
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i would be in federal lockup by now. >> and you don't want to make sean penn now. all right, the queen of edge cozies up with political royalty? miley cyrus and patrick schwarzenegger going public, smooching it up at a college football game. the two packed on the pda. how much initials in that story? product is an actor and a model, super cute. >> so handsome. >> and the son of arnold schwarzenegger and maria shriver. the romance that has been a rumor for so long, it looks like it's fact. >> she better treat him right or we're coming for her. >> it's the new way to go public with your relationship, inis a graham pictures. >> isn't that crazy? >> you send it out and that's your confirmation and you say nothing. >> okay, whatever. >> i'll try that with christina. >> so where in the world is richard simmons? the 66-year-old fitness guru who we all love has not been seen
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shanell jones is here to tell us what's going on this weekend. >> we're having fun this morning! i don't want to leave. >> so this weekend, we have something that's intriguing to me. have you ever been to yosemite national park? like 4 million visitors a year. so right now, people are intrigued with wildlife, bears, but they're trying to keep them away from humans. so they've got some cool gps collars they're putting on the bears. it's funny. we want to see them, but not
morning. there are serious injuries. we don't think very many. there you see the students evacuated. we have a crew at the scene and we will bring you the very latest at 11:00 this morning. meanwhile, on the peninsula, police are warning people to be on the alert for a suspicious man spotted near san mateo high school. they say at least twice this week someone pulled up alongside girls and tried to talk to them. in both cases, the students ignored that driver. san francisco-based virgin america started trading today on the nasdaq. the company helped open the session this morning in new york city. they are now 30% above the opening price of $23. well, let's check your weather this morning. >> hey, good morning to you. temperatures are going to be comfortable for today. we'll end up in the upper 60s, lots of sunshine coming your way. as we head into the weekend, changes. same deal as today, foggy start. nice sunny finish, staying nice and dry, then the rain moves in as we get into your tuesday. we will have the details at
11:00. >> looking through the south bay, northbound 85 was really gummed up, but over the last half hour, the crash at saratoga cleared. still slow passing by highway 17. 17 itself moves nicely, as well as 880. 87 and 101, typical, little late slowing there for the south bay. slowing through san mateo and oakland, past the coliseum and north of there, where some slowing. no major problems. we'll look at the north bay, nice easy drive starting to move smoothly over the last half hour. there you are, just a little slowing. back to you. >> all right, mike. another local news update coming up in half an hour. see you then.
from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello, everybody. yea. it's try day friday. >> november 14th. we're so happy you're with us. hope you have great plans for the weekend. >> yes. you do, don't you? >> i am. i'm going to go down to the keys and chase the sunshine a little bit, yes, yes, yes. >> all right, so we have a fun show today, katherine heigl is with us. she's got a fantastic new show. >> we love her new show with alfre woodward there. >> "state of affairs," a drama. he she plays a cia analyst.
it is very fast paced. you know what i love about it. i've never seen that world before, getting the president's briefing together. >> you know what time of the month it is? >> i don't have that problem anymore. >> it's time for elvis durant's artist of the month. is he playing the ukulele? >> i hope so. >> and what to toss and what to keep before you ingredients for this year's thanksgiving dinner. >> we are on a mission. we are on a big focused mission because we heard a rumor that kate middleton -- >> and william. >> -- and the baby -- >> and george -- >> are coming to new york city. so the daily news -- >> who we love. >> they believe that family should come and visit us here on
the 10:00 hour. so they wrote an article in "the daily news". >> they said there is no greater new york experience than drinking wine at 10:00 a.m. in studio 1a with hoda and kathie lee. kate can let the ladies baby sit while she gets pamper ed. >> all we're asking nicely, she can come here and hang out with us. let's start a movement. it is the hash tag on twitter. here it is, okay. hash tag on twitter. klgandhodawantkate. clickity clack. >> i just want a good night's sleep. can we get that too? seems like years ago, long time ago, kate's -- something, a little piece -- >> from meredith's show. >> stall talk, we were in the bathroom stalls, kath was in one, i was in one and meredith
was in one and that's where she does the interview. it is called stall talk. anyway, this is what happened. >> it is very classy. >> yeah. >> meredith. >> hey. >> hey. >> hey, hoda. >> is that meredith. >> hey, hoda. >> kathie lee in here? >> this is weird. >> how much did you have to drink today. >> we don't drink a lot on the set. we're just getting rid of the cheap stuff. there is not really a lot of room. down up, up, down, down down up. >> no stalling. rapid fire questions. kathie lee, i start with you. >> all right. >> who is the bigger -- you or hoda? >> hoda. >> what is last thing you borrowed from hoda? >> nothing. there is nothing she has that i want. >> best regis impression. >> i'm out of control! >> what is your vice? >> sweets. >> ever had a one night's stand.
be honest. >> yes. >> more than one? >> that was not part of the question. >> oh. i. >> love whi love when hoda gets touch with her honest self. first of all, you're sitting on the lid, obviously, and the technical guys are coming in -- >> very inconvenient. it went on forever, by the way. >> you lost your shoes. >> yeah. >> your favorite shoes, hoda. >> yeah. >> by the way, can we get that -- that cleaned? remember how it -- >> that stall? >> the bathroom -- >> it wasn't great. you know what, that's how life is. all right. >> awful. >> we'll play a little game with you guys. there is -- >> is this here for a reason many? >> there is a parrot -- this is important. there is a parrot who can do an impersonation of matthew mcconaughey. so we're going to close our eyes and the phrase that he does is that phrase, all right, all right, all right.
so the african parrot is named einstein. >> play the first clip. >> all right, all right, all right. >> okay. >> all right, all right, all right. >> is it national pickle day? >> it is something -- national pickle day. so, do you know we consume more than 20 billion pickles a year. >> so here's how you find out if you have the perfect -- pickle. >> listen. >> why don't you bite a big one?
i wasn't really thinking that. honestly, that was like a -- >> what am i going to say? no? a big bite, hoda, or a nibble? >> oh! >> oh, yeah. they say if you -- if you can hear a pickle crunch ten steps away, it is the perfect pickle. >> you know what goes great with a good old pickle? >> oh, yeah. >> they say -- this is what she says, she's from norland, so she should know. >> a bloody mary. >> you know what it is time for, hoda? >> already? >> yeah. >> friday funny!
>> now would be as good a time as any. >> what do you got? >> bobby was sitting on the poff talking to his grandfather, when he said, grandfather, do you know how to make animal sounds? i sure do, grandpa replied. what sort of animal sounds would you like to hear? >> pretty good. >> how about a todad. do you know how a toad sounds, grandpa? sure, said grandpa. he cupped his hand to his mouth and went -- yea, screamed bobby jumping up and down, we're going to miami. huh asked the grandpa? what's that? because grandma told me after you croak, we're all going to miami. i like that one. >> that was funny. >> oh, gosh. >> it is time for our johnson's baby announcement. we celebrate new moms and the adorable new additions to their families. >> first up, a little girl born in annapolis maryland, october 23rd.
cynthia lou epps, the fourth child in their family and her parents offer this advice. enjoy them as babies because it doesn't last long. that is so true. >> now to a little boy named anthony bruno crudup jr. born in north little rock, arkansas, on october 9th. the first child for anthony and shelby who say their new son is already trying to talk and loves making noises. >> next to a baby born in ann arbor, michigan, november 1st. isiah anthony paul cas dine. he debuted at six pounds and his parents there offer this advice, you can never give your baby too many kisses. >> our last johnson's baby of the week is lily isabelle serpas, born in chattanooga, tennessee, on october 10th and first child for andrea and nick who got lucky. they say she hardly cries. said she loves to look around at the world around her. beautiful babies. all of them. >> if you want to submit your baby for our johnson's baby of
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emmy award winning actress katherine heigl is headed back to tv in nut nthe new nbc serie "state of affairs where she's a top cia analyst who lost her fiance in a terrorist attack. >> she was engaged to the president's son. he was gorgeous. things get personal in washington. take a look. >> the woman that was going to give me my grandchildren, i want to hear from her. what is she going to do? >> i am going to find every last
person who had anything to do with the death of my fiance and your son and i'm going to end every single one of their lives. >> oh. >> the next thing that alfre says is so good, but we won't give it away. >> nice to see you, ladies. >> my favorite scene from the pilot which is really gripping, from the -- before even the titles, you're going, oh, my gosh, what is this. >> oh, good. that's the reaction i'm looking for. >> you were going to go on as a producer before hand, before you decided to get involved. >> yes. it was -- the idea was brought to me three years ago by two ex-cia guys, hank crump and rodney who was the briefer to two presidents, and it was really their story and their idea and i thought, you know, it is something we haven't seen in television before, i think it would be really great to do. more we talked and more i heard their stories and the more i learned about sort of what goes on there, i don't know a lot, i won't tell you everything, but,
you know, a few things here and there, i just really want to play this character. >> is a lot of it ripped from the headlines? >> it seems like it, doesn't it? but no. we shot the pilot in march. and -- >> the isis stuff had not even happened. >> no. we didn't -- cia probably knew, but we didn't know, when we were writing it. >> did you know right away when you read the script, this was something you had to be part of on screen? >> it was a lengthy process. in the last three years it goes from an idea, concept, to finding somebody to help us write it, and then finding -- and getting that together as a pitch and going in to -- network and cable and trying to get someone to buy this pitch. and then goes to first script and then joe carnahan came on and did this overall pass on it and directed the pilot and gave it the life that -- >> well, this is a woman who doesn't just spend all of her time at the cia, baby. >> no. >> this is a woman who has issues since her fiance's death
and you act out. you're a very bad girl. >> a little naughty. a little naughty. >> and a little reckless. >> yes. >> you do look great. >> oh, thanks! as long as you look all right. >> who cares what you're doing, you look great. >> you got two children. was taking this on a series was that something you wrestled with or did you think i'm going right into it? >> no, i wrestled with it. i know what that is. i know what the hours are. i know what the commitment is. in order to do it well, you got to commit. you can't be wishy washy about it. and i've been, you know, being a mom basically for the last couple of years, doing a few projects here and there that don't take me away that much. so i wrestled with it for a while and then i had the very good fortune of being able to executive produce this as well, so i got to kind of, you know, say this is the timeline i want to give it. so it just six months, doing 13 episode season, six months of purely focusing on the work and doing my job and getting to see my kids on the weekends. >> and 15 minutes from where you live?
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well. this afternoon, temperatures are going to be comfortable. areas of dense fog will burn off by about lunchtime. then as we get into 12:00 to about 5:00, lots of sun coming your way today. then a nice dry, cool weekend before the rain really ramps up for next week. we'll have all the details on that coming up today at 11:00. let's check your drive, see how good that's looking with mike. >> better, christina. breaking news on the bay bridge, as well. westbound deck around the railing, someone who was desponde despondent, they have the person in custody safely. traffic flowed slow quite a bit there. look back at the toll plaza, still has the backup. they had to slow things down, but the maps, slow across from the oakland side to mid span, starting to recover. the rest of your bay, well, it's friday. really nothing bad to speak of. we had an early slowdown through the tri-valley, but now the sunol grade is seeing that recovery, so is pleasanton for 680 southbound.
back to you. >> thanks much. newscast today at 11:00. hi to our friends at lighthouse academy this morning. back at 11:00. we're back with this try day friday with more of "today." elvis duran's artist of the month, when elvis duran introduces us to the next big name in the music biz. you can be the cool one to already know. >> this time it is australian singer/songwriter vance joy, who's currently on his sold out north american tour and will be touring with taylor swift next year. >> stop it. >> yes. >> he's got a big hit called "riptide," right? it is fantastic. >> here is the thing about vance joy. >> tell us. >> already a huge hit, all around the world and now he's here to conquer america. >> yes. out on the road with taylor swift. >> yes. >> on the vh1 show last night. >> of course you were, fancy. they just kind of let us know about artists that we didn't know about, but you of course
introduced us to him first. what was it about him that caught you? >> i take full credit. we could be twins. >> i thought that immediately. separated at birth, yeah. >> but, you know what, it is an honesty in the music. "riptide," you wrote this yourself. >> yes. >> why did you write "riptide". >> i don't know why i write songs. i love doing it. it is like -- it is the thing i'm most passionate about and you just -- it flows through you. a song will come when it wants to come and you just -- you let it channel -- you channel the song and i have no idea why i -- >> you're the messenger. >> i'm the messenger. >> are you ready to play for us? >> yeah. >> this is "riptide," it is huge and now massive thanks to the "today" show. >> all right. >> vance joy. ♪ ♪ i was scared of dentists and the dark ♪
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with thanksgiving less than two weeks away, it is time to play one of our favorite games called keep or toss where we try to figure out what stays and what goes. >> croutons on the shelf since last thanksgiving and old pie crust in the pantry, before you make your guests ill, nbc news health and nutrition editor madelyn fernstrom is here to tell you what is safe to eat and
what's not. >> you buy extra stuff and it stays in the cupboard. >> you keep it in the pantry. these are all shelf stable things. we're not talking about safety, we're talking about taste, texture, easy to use in your recipes. this is keep. this is for years. two or more plus years. anything canned pretty much is good. watch out if there is dents or things that look like they're expanding or funky. then you throw it away. >> this is vanilla extract. you open one year ago. >> keep it. >> i say toss it. >> oh, no, indeed. >> you would be correct. because here, it is dark, it is alcohol based. >> it will be fine. >> you can keep it for several years, only if you keep it in a dark cupboard and also the lid is on tight. if it is not, you can lose a lot of flavor. >> most people don't do it properly. >> that's correct. >> that's a keep. >> no, it is not. on the line.
>> it is keep. >> it is a keep. >> keep with an asterisk. >> that's true. if you don't -- if you don't keep it properly -- >> all right. >> okay. next we go to the croutons that you opened up, three months ago. >> no. toss them. >> keep them. >> keep them. i have them. >> you have them, you can eat them, they're going to be stale because they're going to be opened so you toss these. that's a good one for you. >> how gracious i am. >> what if it is sealed completely? >> it is unopened so you could keep those. >> on to something i'm sure you're wanting to do, make your pie crust at home. this said here, best by a month ago. >> keep. >> you can keep or toss? >> keep. >> you can keep it, but it won't be very good, so i say toss. >> keep it. >> hoda would be right. because you do want to keep it, you can toss it if you're worried about the freshness. >> i am. i like things nice and fresh. >> let's move on to some nuts. we have a pack of unopened
walnuts bought ten months ago, in your pantry. >> unopened. >> toss it. >> get rid of it. it is bad. >> let's keep them for fun. >> i would say toss it. >> you can keep them and maybe you'll have -- >> she's not right. >> you lost. it is a toss because they're unopened but they do have an expiration date. >> i've done that. >> let's go on to some gelatin. we're all using that. this was bought nine months ago. >> keep it. it can go for years. >> right. it has a -- >> are you going to give me a chance or no? keep it. >> you keep it and you both would be right. this is something people look at this and go, you know, can i have this a year or two year and sealed is fine, but not the fresh yejell-o you're making. this is opened because we don't have this laying around, going i need some brown sugar and put your twisty on. what should you do with it? >> i say keep it. >> five months ago.
>> five months ago it was opened. >> and tied nicely. >> so toss. whatever, madelyn. >> right. and i would say it is safe to eat, but you want to toss it because it gets brown and lumpy and you can't use it. you should buy some more or microwave it with a little damp towel over the top. >> it won't hurt you. then cinnamon. best by nine months ago. >> i have cinnamon in my cupboard. >> i have it from 2001. >> you would toss it only because the flavor will be compromised. it is safe to eat. when people have the stuff in their cupboards, putting this in the toss because they're disappointed it doesn't taste very good. >> number one, tiebreaker. >> this is stuffing mix. are you going to -- bought six months ago. >> keep it. >> toss. >> you're going to keep it. >> no, i'm tossing it. >> whatever you like. >> what was the answer, madelyn? >> you were right, hoda. you win the whole enchilada.
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with the holidays fast approaching, most people worry about the food and forget about the table. the good news is you don't have to look too far to find fabulous centerpieces. >> the answer is probably right under your nose. here for those of you like me who can use a little help dressing the table is southern living magazine's editor at large james farmer.
>> the centerpiece is where your eye goes. >> absolutely. i have to quote my meme first, she says we eat with our eyes first. >> a wise woman. >> absolutely. before you have taken the first bite, you have to feast visually. >> it is appealing. it draws you to it. >> sometimes right under your nose, like you said, it will ma in your garden, your pantry, it takes great things you can find every day -- >> tell me about the centerpiece. >> i love to please all the senses. maybe not just the flowers that smell good, but these oranges, with cloves. the scent is amazing. >> that's a beautiful idea. >> it is a beautiful token. so you can place one at each place setting and your friends can take it home, hang it on their tree, door knob, lovely reminder. >> some people have family members that would eat it. >> or you can eat it. >> slice it with a knife. the cake in the middle is gorgeous. >> dessert is always the after thought. why not make it the forefront?
this is a delicious cake right here, and it has festooned perfectly for the holidays. since we're continuing with the orange theme, with the color, and flavor as well, we add citrus ribbons here of orange, wide ones, thinner one and decorate it with pecans, some say pecans down south, pecans is another thing. so we have walnuts and toasted pumpkin seeds on there as well. your dessert is your centerpiece. >> the kids going for that, you know what i mean? >> they would stick their fingers in it. >> you got a cake, a cake stand, using a cake stand to raise this up off the table, so they can see it. >> i like the flat -- the table setting. >> to get a straight a, to setting tables, you got to know one, two, three. can you set a table setting? do you know forks, knives and spoons? >> yes, we were very disciplined that way. that's all i know.
>> forks have four letters, and knife and spoon has five letters. that's how i remember it. looking into the garden, one thing you like to do in the south, if we use magnolia, we would use -- here it is as our table setting, the place mats here. what i've done is i just used them and you set them at a clock-like pattern and place your dinner plate on top. we have the guest favors here. if it is in the south, we monogram it. here we go. these are basic white napkins and to give them a fresh spin, put a fun color that dark brown looks so good. >> i love not putting a tablecloth over the whole table. it is nice to see the wood with the burlap kind of runner. >> but then it is okay to mix silver in there, and invite generations to the table. use your mama's silver, mimi's silver. whether it is, you know, food, flowers, whatever, the fruit, just scattered throughout.
that does it for us today. >> next week, a big week, performance by one direction. >> and kristin chenoweth, tori spelling, dean mcdermott. we love these ladies, susie essman, judy gold and lisa lampanella. and everyone has a story, a terrific one. you'll love it. have an awesome weekend. where will we see them, hoda? >> i think fun day monday. >> bye-bye.
you can't help but see the good. nbc bay area news begins with breaking news. >> and that breaking news going on in the north bay, where an explosion caused the evacuation of a high school. good morning, everyone, thank you for joining us. i'm scott mcgrew. >> and i'm kris sanchez. the explosion happened around 8:30 this morning at vallejo high school. mark matthews joins us now on the phone with
the latest and hopefully, mark, the latest is no one was hurt. >> reporter: well, there was one serious injury to a district employee. has been taken to the hospital. another district employee has also gone to the hospital, but reports are that his injuries are more related to just being shaken up by this explosion that happened this morning. apparently what this dates