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>> thank you very much. that's what's happening "today in the bay." we are back with you at 7:20 with more live local news. good morning. good good morning, broken promise? the father of a fallen soldier claims president trump vowed to send him $25,000 but never did. the white house saying the check was just centre cently. what took so long and what really happened here? breaking overnight, the man accused of killing three co-workers and wounding three others in a two-state shooting spree captured in delaware. the dramatic end to a day-long manhunt. powder keg. the white nationalist behind the torch literally in charlottesville set to speak at the university of florida today. police on high alert, the national guard activated and a state of emergency dedeclared.
plus, the pilot suspended for this dangerous fly-by stunt. the second headquarter sweepstakes for amazon arrives today. and staying alive. the cubs top the dodgers to stave off elimination. >> hammered into left. >> and the yankees make it three in a row over the astros. but in new york on the brink of the world series today, thursday, october 19, 2017. matt, yankees on the brink of a world series. >> i don't think we should say that about the dodgers and the yankees.
you're on the brink of the world series when you win the fourth game so i don't want to jinx anything here but it was a great game last night, fun to be at. meanwhile, we got a big event in our studio, we're happy to have the former cia director john bren n brennan with us. but first, the president facing new scrutiny over his condolence calls to the families of fallen service members. nbc white house correspondent kristen welker has the latest on this. good morning. >> reporter: savannah and matt, good morning to you. the demands for answers are growing as the pentagon investigates how a low risk mission in niger turned into an ambush. senator john mccain is adding pressure saying the administration isn't being forthcoming about the attack, president trump facing difficult questions about that and about his outreach to gold star families this morning, president trump will try to move past his
latest controversy involving the fallen service members. john brennan weighing in on president trump's suggestion he has done more outreach to those gold star families than his predecessors. brennan has served under former presidents, clinton, bush, and obama. >> all of them acted so presidential in those cases. i think there's been too much in this year about comparisons, about doing things better. >> this after a bitter back-and-forth escalated wednesday after democratic congresswoman frederica wilson accused the president of making insensitive remarks to the widow of army sergeant la david johnson, one of four american soldiers killed in niger. mr. trump flatly denying the charges. >> i had a very nice conversation with the wife who sounded like a lovely woman. did not say what the congresswoman said.
>> but the congresswoman not backing down. >> he said "well, i guess you knew he --"ing? to the fact that i knew what he was getting into but it hurts anyway. >> the fallen soldier's aunt said "mr. trump did disrespect him" but trump added on fw"i ha proof." that proof not a recording but according according according to sarah huckabee sanders -- >> no, but there were people in the room. >> and while president trump says he's called virtually all the families of soldiers lost, the parents of specialist etienne murphy killed in syria in may say they haven't heard anything from the president. >> if that letter or that phone call could bring my son back i would run from here on foot to washington, d.c. to get that letter. >> reporter: chris baldridge,
whose son was killed while serving in afghanistan says president trump called in july to offer condolences and even offer to send him a personal check for $25,000 but baldridge tells nbc he has not received the money yet. this morning, the white house confirms president trump recently sent the check and that the delay was caused by the approval process. officials adding it was a generous gesture made privately by the president who has personally followed up to ensure the check was being sent. savannah, matt? >> all right, kristen welker at the white house, thank you so much. >> john brennan served as director of the cia under president obama. he joins us now exclusively. direct director, nice to have you here. >> the reason this subject for condolence calls is coming up is because we lost four american soldiers in see in jeniger. is there anything about the circumstances?
where the soldiers were operating, the conditions under which they were operating the, fact that one was left behind. is there anything that raises questions in your mind? >> well, the united states military has been involved in providing assistance to a lot of mill fair forces, particularly where terroristry side. there are questions about why they were so far forward with the niger military. because going into those places it makes it difficult to help the group if they are ambushed and it seems like they were ambushed by a larger group. so i know secretary mattis and others will be looking into the details of this and how the approvals process were made but there are questions about what was going on. >> let me ask you about north korea. the president said he would unleash fire and fury on north korea. at the u.n. he said if we're forced to defend ourselves or allies he'll have no choice but to totally destroy north korea. he said his secretary of state
mr. tillerson should stop wasting his time in negotiating. as you hear those things based on what you know about that situation, do you think this is the president being that tough negotiator he promised his supporters he would be or is this a president who doesn't understand the gravity and the seriousness of that issue. >> it's both. he's trying to demonstrate he is tough and intimidate opponents but at the same time he is not experienced at all in international brinksmanship and on these issues so i think his comments have been provocative and it's served to increase tensions. and i'm hoping rex tillerson will address these issues behiengd the scenes. >> it's interesting. you said you thought the chances of a military conflict of north korea had risen to 1-4 to 1-5 so 20% chance that that could happen. is that because of north korea's actions? because of the u.s.'s actions and rhetoric or both? >> i think it's a combination of the two. i think the caustic and
bellicose comments coming out of washington, and mr. trump on his tweets has led to an escalation in tensions. i'm worried there will be a crash between south korean and north korean forces that could escalate. >> i almost feel weird asking you this. you've read the same stories i read and you know the key players around the president in mattis and mcmaster and john kelly. the stories are going around throughout that if the president inches closer to some kind of a nuclear confrontation with north korea, that those guys are going to do something. they'll look anymohim in a room you're smiling but these are the stories out there and they will prevent him from carrying out any action that would cause that. is that nonsense? >> i think the military leaders current and former, mattis, kelly, they know the risks of escalation. they know just how dangerous the situation is and they are governors on the president's instinct to intimidate.
>> you're technically not answering the question. would they take some action to prevent the president from carrying out an order? >> the president has unilateral authority to be able to authorize military action. that order goes through secretary mattis. secretary mattis can talk him out of it, disagree with it, carry it out or not. >> in july you said "it is the obligation of some executive branch officials to refuse to carry out those orders that are inconsistent with what this country is about." and i was talking about the context of the firing of james comey and the efforts by mr. trump and others to try to i think delay and put obstacles in the investigations under way. that has to go forward. we are a country of laws and i feel sometimes mr. trump feels that it's trump's laws that trumpors. >> if you had been in your old job and had been given an order that you thought was dangerous
to this country, would you have flouted an order? >> if i was asked to renew waterboarding i would have said no, i won't do it and you have to fire me. that would have been plain and simple. >> you think mattis and kelly and mcmaster would be willing to do the same? >> it all depends on the circumstances. they are patriots and they understand the gravity of the situation. they understand the gravity and i don't believe mr. trump does. >> based on what you know about the situation in iran, if the president rips up that iran nuclear deal, does he risk in the short term owning a nuclear iran? >> he has another issue, he alienates partners and allies tha that were part of that agreement and he runs the risk of escalated tensions in the gulf that could be to our detriment and potential risk to u.s. military in the region.
>> will you stay for the next hour? [ laughter ] great to have you here. appreciate it we have a lot more to get to including the suspect to get to in a two-state shooting spree, including a deadly workplace shooting in maryland is now behind bars. he was captured in delaware last night after an hour's long manhunt. tom costello is in wilmington with the latest. tom, good morning. >> savannah, good morning. he will be arraigned later today and the people in delaware, in maryland, surrounding states breathing a sigh of relief. overnight in maryland at the scene of that original shoot in a vigil to remember the five people that were shot, three that were killed and then fleeing and taken down in delaware by federal, state, and local authorities. this morning, an accused killer is in custody. 37-year-old radi prince captured by atf agents in delaware.
following a manhunt that stretched across multiple state lines. police say prince, described as a career criminal, shot five co-workers with a handgun at this maryland business park killing three and leaving two in critical condition. >> i have a 40-year-old male with a gunshot to the head. >> prince worked at the company advanced granite solutions for the last four months as a machine operator and knew the victims but investigators say they don't have a clear motive. then police say he fled to delaware where he allegedly shot another person he knew at a used car lot. >> the victims and offender knew each other so these were targeted shootings. >> driving a 2008 black gmc acadia, police chased a suspect but lost him. authorities fanned out across the i-95 corridor, creating a dragnet from the nation's capitol to new jersey, monitoring toll booth cameras and highway exits.
in newark, delaware, police found his car near a local high school and after a short foot pursuit prince was in cause di. missay he has an extensive rap sheet. 42 arrests in delaware, 15 felony convictions. he was charged with illegal connection of a firearm and he had a restraining order filed against him from an employer but the district court of maryland denied the request the father of one employee said he was a loose cannon. >> this was a desperate person, he killed three people. >> reporter: overnight the company, advanced granite solutions, say "words cannot express our feelings as we mourn the loss of our friends." i asked the police chief how could someone arrested 42 times with 15 felony convictions be allowed to be on the streets, he said the system needs to do better.
back to you. >> tom costello, thank you so much. let's talk about a controversial speech generating angry protests that doesn't happen until later today. it will be given at the university of florida by the white nationalist who helped to organize an august rally in charlottesville, virginia, that sparked deadly violence there florida's governor declared a state of m m. kerry sanders is in gainesville. good morning. >> well, good morning. the barricades erupt, the police are deployed and anxiety is growing. on social media, protesters have organized what one calls a show of force to shout down alt-right leader richard spence scheduled to speak later this afternoon. >> this morning there's a state of emergency at the university of florida, more than 500 police officers on high alert, the nartd a
national guard activated already, all because this man, richard spencer, a self-described white nationalist, is making a controversial speech on campus. spencer helped organize an alt-right rally in charlottesville, virginia, which turned violent. one woman was killed when a speeding car crashed into a crowd of counterprotesters. are you prepared for violence? >> we are prepared for anything that could happen here. >> reporter: do you fear for your safety? spencer not commenting. >> i don't think i should answer questions. >> reporter: officials at the university of florida turned down his request to speak but when he threatened a first amendment lawsuit, administrators relented. >> i'm urging our campus to stay away from the event and it's because supremists like him, extremists like him really thrive on attention and confrontation. >> spen>> reporter: spencer is paying more than $10,000 to rent this building and covers
security inside but outside the law enforcement budget is already well over half a million dollars. spencer tweeting this image referring to himself as "hurricane ricardo." are you prepared for violence? >> we are prepared to make sure violence does not break out. protect people's right to free speech while keeping them safe. >> reporter: richard spencer has 700 tickets to distribute. he says he will only give them to those who have his beliefs but there's no way of knowing who goes in with other intentions. matt? now to a dangerous stunt that has landed the crew of a passenger jet in hot water. it was caught on camera. nbc's kelly cobiella has the story behind that image. good morning, kelly. >> good morning, savannah. this is the move you might see in an air show but not at a busy commercial airport unless something has gone seriously wrong with the landing some who are watching thought the plane was headed for the terminal.
this morning an air berlin pilot has reportedly been suspended after this risky move caught on camera. an a-330 with the 200 passengers on board buzzing the airport at dusseldorf germany, then pulling up and banking sharply left. the stunt was meant to mark air berlin's last transatlantic flight. the company filed for bankruptcy in august. the flight left miami sunday, arriving in dusseldorf germany monday morning for a landing
that was anything . >> that plane landed safely right after that maneuver and while we haven't heard from any passengers on board that flight, this morning we heard from air berlin. they've told us they're taking the incident very seriously. they say safety comes first, they want to question the pilots who were now grounded for the time being and the people in the tower who gave the okay. matt, savannah? >> wow, kelly, thank you very much. so many questions. >> we'll get a check of the weather from wnbc's dave price who says that's what happens when oktoberfest comes around. >> nice to see you guys. let's walk over to the weather maps.
a dome of high pressure helping out basically two-thirds of the u.s. with above-average temperatures. a warm southerly influence and what we call an amplified jet stream. that's locking the cold air to the north. look at these temperatures. 73 in new york city as we work our way up towards bismarck, 57 degrees. 78 in denver. the cool air is locked along with the bad weather in the pacific northwest right now and as we take a look and roll into the end of the week these warm temperatures, 10 to 25 above our normal highs will continue for many of us through the weekend. that's a look at our national maps. your local weather is just 30 seconds away. wedding rings,
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because at best foods, we're on the side of food. an update this morning from good morning. it's 7:26. i'm marcus washington. an update this morning from cal fire on the wildfire burning in boulder creek. it is now 30% contained with 320 acres burned. evacuation orders are still in effect. as for the north bay wildfires firefighters are hoping wet weather later today will help with their efforts, the tubbs, atlas and nuns fires are all now 80% -- more than 80% contained, while the pocket fire stands at 63%. at this point cal fire puts the number of confirmed deaths at 42, including 23 in sonoma county. authorities in sonoma county say that there are now at least 50 active missing persons reports. right now let's get a look at the weather with kari hall. tracking the rain that is expected to move in later tonight still well to the north of us as of now, arriving into the north bay later on this
evening. so looking at that timeline, starting to see some light lane along the coast in northern sonoma county, by about the evening commute and then come of the heavier rain not arriving until after sunset. san francisco will see that rain shortly before midnight and moving into the south bay with a quick progression off towards the south and east as we go into early tomorrow morning and clearing skies throughout the day. our cooler temperatures stay with us until the weekend and then it starts to warm up. inland areas warming up much more quickly in the upper 70s by sunday. what's happening on the roads, mike. the commute behaves pretty well. northbound 101 and san jose right by the airport, north 101 and de la cruz there is a crash, everything in the center divide, those three vehicles are a distraction. west 580 better news off the dublin grade the earlier crash has cleared from the roadway to the shoulder and your arrows show your general trend south to the tri-valley and east bay and west across the san mateo and dumbarton bridges. we will have another local
7:30 now on a thursday morning. we welcome you back to "today." >> we're going to start this half hour on a story we first brought you yesterday. bombshell abuse allegations from former u.s. olympic gymnast mckayla maroney. natalie has the latest on this. >> good morning. yes, empowered by the social media movement, #metoo, created in the wake of the harvey weinstein scandal, mckayla stepped forward, saying she was repeatedly molested by a doctor for the usa gymnastics team. over 100 women have accused the doctor of misconduct. mckayla maroney was a member of the fierce five in london,
winning gold as part of the u.s. team, grabbing a silver in the individual vault event, and grabbing the spotlight with that face. tuesday with the tweet that was stunning and direct, she was back in the headlines. i was molested by dr. larry nasser, the team doctor for the u.s. women's national gymnastics team and olympic team. it started when i was 13 years old, and it didn't end until i left the sport. mckayla says she was told she was receiving medically necessary treatment that nasser had been performing on patients for over 30 years. adding, it seemed whenever and wherever this man could find the chance, i was, quote, treated. antalin, on the team from '95 to 2000, was also abused by nasser and was not shocked by her allegations. >> i want to say i'm surprised but not really. i know how many years nasser was in usa gymnastics. if he did it to us, why would he
stop? >> reporter: he's pleaded guilty to three counts of child pornography and is awaiting trial on separate criminal misconduct charges. more than 100 women filed suits against him. usa gymnastics is under a gag order and cannot speak to mckayla's allegations. he has called the previous allegations against him patently false and untrue. usa gymnastics released a statement saying, we admire the courage of those like mckayla maroney who have come forward. saying they are outraged and disgusted by the conduct of which nasser is abused. they are strengthening and enhancing their procedures regarding abuse. maroney is not the first olympic gymnast to accuse dr. nasser of abuse. in march 2000, jamie dancher testified on capitol hill he abused her for years. >> many times, the abuse took
place in my own room, in my own bed. he abused me in my hotel room in sydney at the olympic games. >> reporter: mckayla's tweets tell a similar story. it happened in london before my team and i won the gold medal, and it happened before i won my silver. mckayla says she was empowered by the online movement #metoo. by speaking out, hoping to bring about awareness and change. she has the support of her teammates. jordan weeber swieber saying, wo speak out and stand up for change. i am proud of mckayla for doing so and encourage others to do ss so. usa gymnastics called for a culture change to protect its athletes from abuse. >> natalie morales, thank you. dave price in for al. >> nice to see you guys.
we have great whether through so much of the country but we have messy weather in the pacific northwest where stormy conditions continue to prevail. three to five inches of rain overnight. snow levels at 5,500 feet. we are to see changes throughout the next few days. this cold front is going to push on through. look for rain in the pacific northwest and even into northern california. not enough rain to help out the folks battling all of those fires there. gusty winds and a flooding threat continue through much of the area as we take a look at western washington and western oregon. as we head through the next several days and this front continues to move through, the storm heads to the east. another storm arrives as we head into friday. that'll bring an additional, let's see, three inches of rain or so before we wind up heading into saturday. that's for the cascades and the costal ranges. watch for minor river flooding in some areas in western washington. we'll keep our eyes open for that. in the meantime, this is our concern. the rest of the country looks
absolutely gorgeous. that's a quick good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. a lot of clouds starting out this morning and some mist and drizzle in san francisco. the high temperature today only up to 60 degrees and some upper 60s for the inland areas. yes, tracking that rain that starts to move into the north bay by this afternoon, starting out with some light showers, but the heavier rain holds off until after sunset, moving into san francisco around 11:00 tonight and the south bay around midnight. quickly sweeping off towards the east with drier weather as we go through the day on friday. look at the weather. want to remind you, you can find your full forecast any time on the weather channel on cable. >> thank you, dave price. we have a lot more ahead, including why today is very big in the heated competition to become amazon's second headquarters. then on pop start, how will farrell is putting his humor to good use. and then the piano dad. some really big news from billy
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good morning. >> good morning, guys. this is the a big competition and today is the deadline. amazon wants a city with more than a million people, an international airport and a, quote, business-friendly tax structure. some cities are falling over themselves to win. others are urging caution and staying away. overnight, the big apple looking more like an orange. new york city mayor bill de blasio lighting up the city in, quote, amazon orange. up for grabs, 50,000 jobs, paying more than an average salary of $100,000 a year and $5 billion in infrastructure investment. all going to the one city that can win over amazon's ceo jeff bezos. dozens of cities are scrambling to capture his attention. >> how can i get amazon to notice kansas? >> georgia trying to get a new
town, amazon, georgia. austin, atlanta, philadelphia, pittsburgh are contenders. a social media campaign for f l philly is starting out as the big pitch. they're trying to win enormous tax breaks. the amazon application calls for a tax-friendly infrastructure. >> we'd like them to be bigger and successful here. >> reporter: having an amazon headquarters in your backyard with cause problems. traffic and housing prices can surge dramatically. last week, san antonio bowed out, siting the packages are not something our community is willing to entertain at this time. others feel the same way. this week, nearly 75 civic organizations wrote an open letter to amazon, demanding the company pay all property taxes and sales tax in its chosen
city. we built these cities, they say, and we want to make sure they remain ours. >> there are downsides to getting amazon into a community. at the end of the day, this is a slam dunk positive. transformational. >> reporter: amazon plans to announce its decision next year, as cities prime themselves to come out on top. other cities considered to be top contenders are the new york city area right here, denver and boston. and the state of new hampshire is also bidding. a big part of their application is telling amazon how much they should not pick nearby boston. it is actually funny. >> this is like the dating game for cities. >> show poll. >> good idea. >> won't find out for a while. >> next year. >> thank you very much. let's see what sheinelle is working on over in the orange room. >> good morning. the surprising social experiment, combining burgers and bullying with powerful
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good thursday morning. right now it's 7:56. we are tracking cooler temperatures for the bay area and we are going to see the high today in san jose only unto 69 degrees, lower 60s for the coast and in san francisco and the inland areas upper 60s there as well. we will also have more clouds in the mix as we await the much needed rainfall that will be here for the afternoon. starting to see light spotty showers moving into northern sonoma county by this afternoon, but the heaviest rain holding off until after sunset. moving into san francisco around midnight and a little bit later for the south bay it quickly moves through bringing the potential of about a quarter of an inch of rain for the north bay and much lesser amounts for the south bay, but we are going to also see those cooler temperatures lingering into the day tomorrow. san francisco warms up gradually for the weekend while the inland areas will be the upper 70s by sunday, upper 80s early next week. let's see how the roads are moving with mike.
>> pretty typical pattern. i do want to show you san jose north 680 a little extra slow, a crash involving a motorcycle north 680 at kik key. no real details here. a crash clearing from west 80 the commute direction at powell and 580 that's the reason for the slow drive still just about an hour from highway 4 to the bay bridge and the berkeley curve, but now things are moving slower toward the backup at the toll plaza. happening now a san francisco police officer remains in critical condition after being struck by a hit and run driver. look for an update on our homepage. firefighters hope the wet weather today knocks down the north bay wildfires, the three largest fires are each more than 80 rs contained. we are posting updates on our twitter feed. good news in the south bay, firefighters now have the boulder creek wildfire at 30% containment, that fire has burned more than 300 acres. i will have another local news update for you in half an hour. i'm marcus washington. another hospital set to reopen
♪ it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, silent killer. a virus linked to cancer in women now spreading among men at an alarming rate. dr. oz is here with what you need to know. then, jimmy kimmel is back in brooklyn. >> let's set the scene here. we are in the living room of your boyhood home here. >> matt caught up with the late-night host to talk about comedy, coming home and controversy. >> billy was born with a heart disease. >> when you walked out on the set that night, jimmy, did you walk out intending to make headlines? >> i had no idea it would become
a matter of national debate. ♪ uptown girl and billy joel's big announcement. the music icon preparing for his next major release. will the baby be a piano boy or uptown girl? today, thursday, october 19th, 2017. ♪ >> i've got kendall here this morning. who do you want to say good morning to? >> sierra in indianapolis. >> guess who is represented on the plaza? ♪ >> we have a birthday girl here who loves every day. >> especially "today." >> what's your name? >> patrice. >> how long are you turning? >> 31. >> you're here from? >> fairfield, illinois. >> i've got to get dave price's dance moves. did you see the spin? good morning, everybody. welcome back to "today" on this thursday morning.
happy to have you along. good crowd out there. >> we'll say hi to the people in a little while. first, your news at 8:00. the pentagon investigates the ambush that killed four american soldiers. president trump is facing questions about that mission and his treatment of gold star families. hallie jackson joins us from capitol hill. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. senator john mccain is one of those people this morning now calling for more information about that attack in niger. and a former top intelligence official is, too, with questions now not just about what happened but about the president's outreach to families of the fallen. one of the president's high profile critics, not satisfied so far with lingering questions over the apparent ambush in niger. former cia director john brennan with savannah and matt this morning. >> i know general mattis and others are going to be looking
into the details of this and how the approval process, you know, was made. there are questions about what was going on. >> reporter: one of the soldiers killed until the attack, sergeant la david johnson. now a bitter back and forth over president trump's words to johnson's wife. the president denying a democratic lawmaker's claim he was insensitive in a condolence call. >> i had a very nice conversation with the woman, with the wife, who sounded like a lovely woman. did not say what the congresswoman said. >> reporter: that congresswoman, frederica wilson, standing by her account, slamming the president for telling mrs. johnson her husband knew what he was getting into when he signed up. the woman who raised johnson told the "washington post" she felt disrespected. >> general kelly counseled him on perhaps how he might want to choose or change his words in the future. >> general kelly was present for the call and thought it was completely appropriate. he thought the call was respectful. he thought the president did the best job he could under those circumstances, to offer
condolences on behalf of the country. >> reporter: the white house offering the coverage of the call missed the context of it. an administration official says the president also sent a personal check for $25,000 recently to the father of a different fallen soldier, dillon baldridge, a highly unusual move. after chris told the president in a condolence call in july that he had been having money troubles. the check has not yet arrived. the white house says the delay was because the donation needed to go through an approval process, but reiterates the money has been sent, with one official telling us the president personally checked up on the progress of that donation multiple times. matt? >> hallie, thank you very much. now to the ongoing controversy with athletes standing for the national anthem. the nfl will not implement a rule to require players to stand during the national anthem. that came after what goodell called two days of unprecedented
conversation between owners and players. they talked about how the players can use their platforms to speak out on social issues. goodell said though he believes the players should stand for the anthem, the league will not force them to do so. >> we feel strongly about our country and our pride, and we're going to continue to. we're not afraid of the tough conversations. that's what we're having with our players. what we're trying to do is stay out of politics. >> goodell says there are a half dozen players kneeling or sitting during the anthem, and he hopes to get the number to zero. to a frightening video we showed you earlier. a food truck explosion in downtown portland. the food cart was already on fire when two propane cylinders erupted, sending a ball of flames into the air. two food trucks were destroyed, and ten cars at a nearby parking lot were damaged in the explosion. a few minor injuries but nobody was seriously hurt. to a major study showing your mind still works after your
body shows no signs of life. researchers focused on people who had been declared dead after heart attacks and were later revi revived. 39% of the patients recalled having a general perception of awareness while they were technically dead. a small number said they were able to hear full conversations and even see things happening around them, events that were verified by others who were the room. >> there's no real segue to "the morning boost." >> interesting. >> it is. sometimes a mom can feel underappreciated at home. a little 4-year-old boy let his mom know how he felt when she was in the hospital, about to deliver her sixth child. >> we need you. because we need our momma. we need you. we need you to stay alive, and we don't want nothing to happen to you. >> it's not. that's why i'm here. i'm here in the hospital so they
can take care -- >> they can kick you out tomorrow. do we need you? >> yes. >> i need you. >> i know you need me. okay. >> we need you because we need a momma. >> i know. you have your daddy and your brother. >> i don't need no brother.don' dads. i only need you. >> oh, that's what every mom wants to hear. i need you. >> that is adorable. >> right? >> so cute. >> sweet. ahead, dr. oz is here, and we has really important information on a dangerous cancer that's suddenly really spreading among men. then we'll talk to jimmy kimmel about being an unlikely leader in the health care debate and if he was always destined to be a comedian. plus, jill's "steals & deals," including a new bargain on one of our most popular items ever. first, let's see what's coming up on "megyn kelly today." >> hi, guys. meet the model who was told no by every agency until one said yes and how she overcame a disability. how to order wine at a restaurant.
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cervical cancer, which is why women get pap smears. it also causes throat cancer in men. >> 11.5% of men in this study were found to have oral hpv. how alarming is that number? >> stunning. this is a remarkably high incident of -- and most of these viruses are the dangerous kinds that cause cancer. it partially explains why we have as many throat cancers in men as we have cervical cancers in women. it is causing equal devastation and men and women. the increase in rate among men is most alarming. >> the risk factors are? >> to be open about it. it is oral sex, number of sexual partners. it turns out that smoking either marijuana or cigarette predisposes you to an increased risk, as well. >> this vaccine is only effective if it is given to a young man before he has had any sexual contact? >> it is most effective if they've not had sexual contact.
there are general guidelines, age 21 for men and 26 for women. once you've had sexual contact, the virus is rapidly spread through the population. 80% of us will be touched by the virus. most of us shed it, get rid of it, doesn't bother us. it hangs out in 1 in 10 men, which is why the vaccine makes sense for young men so they don't worry about this. >> we find also only 6 in 10 young men are getting the vaccine. is there a reason for that? >> it's an embarrassing conversation to have. you don't want to talk to your young child. the advice is you get vaccinated around 11, 12, 13. >> are doctors talking about this? >> probably not enough. most importantly, parents don't want to have the discussion. when the trade-off of is a life-threatening condition, it is more than embarrassing. >> what should young men be doing? >> get vaccinated. young women, as well. it protects you and the person you're with.
men need to exam this. if you have a lymph node in the area -- the area where you get sore throats, a lymph node that's grown there, didn't notice before when shaving, you need to examine it. we should be using dentists to screen for this. if found early, it is treatable. >> dentists press down there to see if there is a problem. >> good dentists always do it. if your dentist hasn't done it, nudge them. if you're at home right now, feel under your jaw, inside your mouth, look for abnormalities. sore throat or change in your voice. if you're hoarse, call somebody. >> doc, thanks so much. appreciate it. by the way, you can check out dr. oz on the dr. oz show. check your local listings. let's go to dave price for a check of the weather. >> the northeast right now, we continue to see dry weather, significantly drier than normal. typically september and october are dry months as it is before we get the mid-latitude cyclones coming in. the big winter storms which drop more moisture. right now, our deficit to our
average is about close to 3 inches in new york. close to 5 inches in philadelphia. as we head to hartford, a little more than 3 inches. so keep that in mind. we are seeing, again, typically, more moisture rolling through the northeast at this time of the year. we'll watch. we see the deficit is relatively significant but not insurmountable as we head through the period of time when we'll get more rain rolling through. typically after thanksgiving. as far as the rest of the country, by the time we get to saturday, 210 million people will be seeing above average temperatures. we're looking at a storm system with cooler conditions in the pacific northwest. that is a quick look at our national maps. here's what's going on right where you are. >> it will be cooler today. as we start out. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. as we go into this afternoon, highs in the upper 60s for the inland area. 60 along coast. in san francisco, the rain arrived later this afternoon into the evening.
may hold off for most of your day time activities. we start to see late showers moving into san francisco. by 7:30, some heavier downpours. mostly in the mornorth bay. it quickly sweeps into the south bay around midnight and clearing out for tomorrow morning's commute. >> and that's a quick look at your national weather. look for "today" show radio when you're on the go. sirius xm channel 108. >> so entertaining. >> some programs better than others. let's get to what's trending. buzzfeed writer posted a question online. this is cool. how did your parents meet? people submitted sweet and funny stories. one woman said, my dad got on the wrong bus and saw my mom, proceeded to take the wrong bus for months to work up the courage to talk to her. another shared, my dad was a cop. my mom was a lawyer. she yelled at him. stole the shoes, demanded dinner.
who wants to go on how your parents met? >> my parents lived in egypt. my dad was on the crew team in college. he invited all these girls to come to the nile to watch his row and my mom was the only one who showed up. >> wow. >> they met after that. isn't that cute? >> sweet. >> do you have a good one? >> great and partly sad. none of the others showed up. >> meant to be. >> exactly. >> my parents met in college. >> my mom and dad met on a blind date at the university of kentucky basketball game. my mom said my dad walked up to the door of her sorority. she looked at him and was like, that's the man i'm going to marry. that ruined me and my sister. we were like, when is that going to happen? are you the one? you? you? >> how long did they date?
>> short. >> we're just talking. all right. >> my parents met on tinder. no, no. my dad moved a big boulder to the left. >> sat on top of your mother, is that what happened? >> they grew up in the same neighborhood in the bronx and met when they were teenagers. >> so cute. >> yeah. >> i have to tell my children that their parents met on a blind date. >> that's right. >> my only blind date ever worked out well. >> it really did. >> kind of nice to hear. >> shall we pop start? >> let's do it. >> common sense media released a psa encouraging -- we need to do this at my house -- device free dinner time. look at one family's struggle with the issue. >> i'm not hungry. >> what's wrong, sweetheart? >> i miss daddy. >> i know. we all miss him. >> i miss him more. >> oh, i miss him the most. >> i miss him a lot. >> no, i miss him. >> i miss him so much. >> everyone, shut up.
this filter makes me look like a cat. it's so funny. it's making me cry. >> did you see that coming? you're thinking, well, maybe he's serving. anyway, will farrell makes a surprise appearance in a new series of the released psas. they come after surveys found that children are spending more time on their mobile devices. parents, too. will farrell and others want to encourage all individuals to put their phones down and enjoy each other's time together. up next, some big casting news out of hollywood. morgan freeman has signed on to play former u.s. secretary of state colin powell. though the two are the same age, freeman will be portraying powell under the time he was serving under bush, specifically in 2003 when he addressed the united nations and sought support to remove saddam hussein, on the notion he was building nuclear weapons. that information was later discredited. powell said the speech was a low point in his career. no word on when it is set to be released. congratulations to billy joel and his wife.
in an interview with the "telegraph," joel, 68, announced they're expecting their second child together. the pair has a 2-year-old daughter. he also has a 31-year-old daughter, alexa ray, from his previous marriage. no word on whether they're having a boy or a girl. billy and alexis are due next month, so we'll know soon. that is your "pop start." >> awesome. "daly click" time. this is bode. you have a pet, right? does he jump on the counter, try to get stuff? >> he's not that big. he can't get up there. >> look at this guy, bode. he spotted a steak on the kitchen counter. >> oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. >> tried everything he can to get it. >> oh! >> reaching. his struggle goes on and on, as he extends his legs. >> oh. he doesn't have thumbs. >> he couldn't get it. here's the thing, before you feel bad, his owner says he usually gets it and walks away with the food. this got him once. they were playing around with him. he usually takes the chicken or whatever is there and chows down. >> calls it a day.
>> exactly. >> that's cute. >> kudos to bode. >> thank you. let's turn to our interview with jimmy kimmel. the late-night host who found himself in the headlines for his unexpected role in the health care debate. we caught up with jimmy at the brooklyn academy of music, where he is doing a show this week to talk about that subject and more. >> here's jimmy kimmel! >> let's set the scene here. we are in the living room of your boyhood home here. what was it like growing up in a family of rich opera singers? >> you know, it was difficult, especially the obesity, but we got through it. >> yeah? there's a couple kinds of funny. there's, tell me a joke funny. >> right. >> then there is the offhand quip when people least expect it. is that the funny you were as a kid? >> definitely. the only jokes i heard were from my uncle tony and uncle vinny. now that i'm an uncle, i should have the jokes but, sadly, i'm
out. >> were you the funniest kid in your neighborhood? was it you? >> paul kaplan. he was a maniac. he terrorized the teachers and students in the class and, of course, i was drawn to him. >> if i'd asked your friends and said, jimmy kimmel, funny, not funny, what would they have said? >> funny but i was quietly funny. >> subtly funny. >> i was quietly making one person laugh. >> these days, his audience is much bigger, but it is not just the laughs that jimmy kimmel has been bringing lately. >> billy was born with a heart disease. >> in may, he delivered an emotional monologue about his youngest son billy's health. >> this poor kid, this is what he looked like on monday. but this is what he looked like yesterday. >> when you walked out on the titulares? set that night, jimmy, did you
walk out intending to make headlines? >> oh, no. no, i didn't. i figured it would be a video that people shared. i know how it goes. i know when somebody cries on television, it tends to be something. >> you knew it was going to happen. no chance of not crying? >> oh, yes, absolutely. for me, i was crying backstage, i think. i can't keep it together with situations like that. but i had no idea it would become a matter of national debate. >> my take on it is this, and i hope you take this the right way, i was surprised to hear the reaction because it seemed to me as if people were saying, oh, my god, jimmy kimmel said something significant. it was like they were saying, oh, he spoke in complete sentences. >> i think it is reasonable. >> you know what i mean by that? >> when an ape holds up an apple and says, "red." >> someone discovers fire. >> i think that you get painted as a caricature in a way, and not undeservedly so, and people have preconceived notions.
>> a lot of people applauded you for kind of wading into that debate. a lot of people didn't. not to take a bit from your show, but give me a sense of some of the things you read online that really impacted you negatively. >> i understand people disagreeing with me. i don't understand being angry when it comes to health care. i really don't understand that. because i think it is obvious what my intent is. i don't understand a lot of the backlash. what i especially don't understand are the monstrous things people write about my child and my wife. >> how do you do to deal with that? >> it is especially hard for my wife. you have to put it out of your head and understand most people wouldn't do that if they were having a one on one conversation with you. sometimes people are just trying to get a reaction out of you. >> there's going to come a day when billy is going to be old enough to see that monologue. do you want to be the one to show it to him? >> i do. but maybe for a different reason than you might think.
i just know he's not really going to care. also knowing that he's my son, there's a good chance he'll make fun of me for it. >> while you were crying. >> yeah. i have to say, that will make me feel better than anything. >> what would you want him to know about what that moment was like for you? >> i don't know if i even want him to know what it was like. because my problems and my worries shouldn't be his problems or his worries. i think he's going to have enough to worry about growing up with this questionable heart in his body. i just want him to worry about hitting a home run in little league. that's all i want him to worry about. >> by the way, i did ask jimmy how billy is doing. he has another surgery coming up soon. another when he is older. but he is doing great. he's cute and funny like his dad, apparently. >> i'm sure he is. >> adorable. >> that was great. ahead, look who is here. 23-time gold medal winner michael phelps. >> hey. by the way, we have a special holiday entertaining edition of steals and deals with popular items.
an update this morning from cal fire - on the wildfire burning in boulder creek. good morning, it's 8:26, i'm chris sanchez. the wildfire burning in boulder creek is now 30% contained, with it 320 acres burned. some evacuation orders are still in effect but some got to go home. as for the north bay wildfire, firefighters are hoping the wet weather later today will help efforts. the tubs, the atlas, the nuns fire, they're all more than 80% contained. the pocket fire stands at 63% containment. at this point, cal fire puts the number of confirmed dead at 42. including 23 in sonoma county. but son nomy county authorities say there's still 50 active missing persons reports. >> i got your traffic right here
for half-moon bay. the weather over there, a little foggy, a little cloudy. an issue at ro dundo beach. the road is closed down because of a crash. the rest of the bay is moving pretty smoothly. i want to zoom in over here towards your east shore recovery. the earlier crash, i told you that a half hour ago. still very slow. 580 and 80 through oakland, the maze itself, that moves well. san mateo and palo alto. the same thing for silicon valley. san jose pushing up. back to you. >> meteorologist ka are i hall will have your forecast coming up. we're the generation that had it all.
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visit uniceflegacy.org. we're back at 8:30 on this thursday morning. it's the 19th day of october, 2017. here we go again. you know what they call this. >> what? >> this is that roving fall break that we talk so much about. lots of people on the plaza. >> i like it. we have a lot of love on the plaza. we've got a lot of love for matt lauer. we have a young lady. where are you? we have a young lady who says, i've dreamed of meeting matt since high school. >> awe. >> i have my phone ready, too. >> i can't ask when you went to high school. >> well, i don't want to make
you feel bad. >> see, she's being sweet. what's your name? >> leslie. >> hi, leslie. how are you? what a pleasure. >> picture? >> yes. >> actually, go live on national television. there you go. >> ready? >> nice to meet you. >> got it? >> we got it. thanks, leslie. since high school. >> don't worry. she went to high school in the '50s. coming up, we're happy to have an oscar winner. jennifer connelly is here to talk about her great new film. after dominating the olympics, the g.o.a.t., greatest of all time, michael phelps is diving into something new. then jill martin has a can't-miss steals and deals, including one of the most popular items ever. mr. price, a check of the weather. >> checking the weather. look upstairs. how gorgeous is it as we take a
look at 30 rockefeller plaza. we've got so many great friends from around the country who have come to visit. all right. all right. let's keep it down because you want to hear the forecast, don't you? >> yes! >> yes. let's get right to it and see what's happening as we go to the maps, everyone. winding our way to the weekend. again through a good half to two-thirds of the country, we are going to see very nice weather. warmer than normal conditions. keep in mind, stormy skies in the pacific northwest as we head to saturday. some of that severe weather rolls to the midsection of the country. october warmth continues through the northeast. match for showers in florida. as we wrap up the work week, it is marathon day in washington, d.c. temperature there should be in the mid to upper 70s. we are continuing to look at stormy weather in sections of th that's a look at your forecast. here's a look at what's going on right where you are. >> good morning.
some breaks in the clouds as we take a live look outside in san francisco. and still some unhealthy air quality. especially for the north bay. it's moderate for the peninsula in the south bay. improving for the east bay. but we will continue to have some unhealthy air quality in the north bay. despite the rain that will be moving in. we'll start to see that arriving by later this afternoon into northern sonoma county. some of the heavier rain arriving after sunset and continuing to move to the south as we go into tonight. >> and hello to everyone in indy. that's a look at your weather. back inside to you guys. >> dave, thank you so much. oscar winner jennifer connelly stars in the new movie "only the brave," about elite arizona firefighters known as the hot shots. we talked to josh brolin on wednesday about his role as their leader, eric. jennifer gives a tough but tender performance as his wife. take a look. >> friend got a name? >> rosco. >> rosco.
you dirty. >> uh-huh. you're filthy. >> you smell. >> so do you. >> jennifer connelly, good morning. >> morning. >> good to see you. i saw the film. we talked to josh yesterday about this project. before we get to it, i wanted to ask you quickly about just everything that's going on in hollywood right now. obviously you've heard about the harvey weinstein scandal. you grew up in this business. >> mm-hmm. >> you feel like it is an inflection point? you think things are going to change? >> i hope so. >> yeah. >> i hope so. i think that no woman should have to suffer those kinds of violations to get or maintain a job. in fact, no person should anywhere in our business or in any business, you know. it is a violation of human rights. >> i think a lot of people are hoping this is the moment. >> i think conversation is a really good starting point.
>> let's talk about the movie "only the brave." we all remember -- in fact, i remember covering this story. the firefighters, the best of the best in arizona gave their lives. it's a tragic end. your role is interesting because not only do we see what happened on the line, the firefighters, we see what happened at home and the toll it takes. >> absolutely. i play amanda marsh, who was married to eric marsh, the superintendent of the granite mountain hot shots. i'm representing the families at home, the people who love the men who go and do this work. protecting all of us. and, you know, the movie does have a -- obviously a tragic component but, you know, i love that it is about heros. it is about real human heros. and there are so many stories about people trying to, you know, sort of get one over on one another, bring each other down, and this is, i think, a story about a group of people who really tried to lift each
other up and support one another, bring out the best in one another. so i think that's, you know -- it feels like a celebration in that way. >> a nice thing to be a part of. i know you got to know and meet amanda, the real amanda. >> absolutely. yeah, it was wonderful. i think it would have felt -- it would have felt inappropriate to tell the story without her support and without her collaboration. >> and without her shoes. i heard she lent you her cowboy boots. >> she did, yes. i got to literally walk a mile in my character's shoes, which was really wonderful. you know, her contribution was just -- it meant the world to me. the stories that she shared and her honesty. >> we've seen she obviously works with horses. i told you i saw the must'ovie. you lay down with the horse, do all this stuff with real horses. did you have to get trained? how did you know how to do that? >> i did. i had little experience with
horses and never done anything like that. you really feel their power and strength when you try and get a horse like that to lay down in a very confined space. it was extraordinary. it was wonderful. i really enjoyed the training. it was important because it is such a big part of who amanda is, you know, her love for horses. >> shifting gears a little bit. i was recently catching up on my teen reading from the '80s. i was reading "rock n roll romance," and i noticed you were on the cover. i did more research and learned you were featured on many teen books of the '80s. >> oh, dear. >> that is the cutest thing ever. >> oh, goodness. >> you remember those days? >> oh, yeah, i do. >> jennifer, you and i are almost the same age. you were born in december, right? >> december 1970, yeah. >> i'm december '71. i don't know how to tell you this, but you had the teen life i wished i had. you met duran duran and were in a video. you were a model for teen books
about romance. i mean, come on! what was it really like? >> i'm not going to lie, it is a great job. i love doing what i do. i love doing it then. it was a little more awkward back then. you know, but it's great. it is a huge privilege, you know. i grew up here in new york. i still live here. it is a great city. >> yeah. well, let me tell you, hanging around the denny's ditching school was also super fun when i was a teenager. our experiences were a little bit different. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> good to have you here. appreciate it. >> good to be here. >> "only the brave" hits th s theaters tomorrow. steals and deals to add style to your holiday season, including a product that sold out immediately the last time it was on. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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on it. it melts away the grease. super, super healthy. >> wow. >> the retail, $225. the deal, $115. 45% off. good, right? >> really good. >> can we join the crew at the table. >> hi, megyn. >> good to see you. >> did you make this in the air fryer? >> i can say i did but i didn't make it. >> very good. try it. >> okay. >> let's move on to what we're not using. the flatware sets because we're using our hands. but $300 to $359.99. this is kind of an investment but worth it. i have these. they're elegant. look at all the colors. there's brass. >> they are nice. >> really pretty and substantial. dishwasher safe. one is a 61-piece set. one is a 27-piece set. >> how much is it, jill? >> beautiful to entertain. $300 to $359.99. the deal, $119.99 to $125.99. >> rose gold silverware is
gorgeous. >> they're pretty. >> fancy. >> this is not alcohol. it is only 8:43. but it is apple juice. >> we would never. >> that would be really -- >> hoda says it is 8:45 somewhere. >> so this is apple juice and water with fruit in it, though it looks like it. the retail, $50. you get four beautiful, elegant stemware, and there's a lot to choose from. including vodka shooters. >> maybe at 8:50. >> lauer, now they're speaking your language. >> the retail, $50. the deal, $25. 50% off. >> jill, do the products one more time. cookbooks from penguin house, the prep set, the chin kitchen air fryer. the flat ware and glassware. head to today.com for any of these. >> where do we get the fried cheesesteaks? >> hoda is making them after this show. >> not. >> we'll have to move
apartments. >> right. >> speaking of steals, we're stealing you. >> where are we going? >> hoda is coming over to our set. listen, we have a lot to discuss, not the least of which is, i don't know how to order the wine when you get to the restaurant. i get intimidated. >> i like it in a box. i don't know if i'll be help, but i'll try. >> we can get kathie's wine. we'll also talk to this model today who was told no by every agency in the business. there's a reason why. she kept fighting and overcame it. you'll see what was holding her back and meet her and find out about her grit. in addition, a guy who is giving ex-cons jobs in a way that's thoughtful and innovative. >> cool. >> all right. >> good show. >> they'll be here. we are back with the olympic legend michael phelps. first, in the "today" on nbc. ♪
favorite guys. michael phelps is the most decorated olympian in history. nice way to introduce anyone. how are you? >> good. thank you. >> in rio, i asked, and you said, i'm done. done. since then, have you had any twinges, wanting the competitive juice? >> i was talking to a reporter. i feel like i could don't, but i have nothing i want to come back and do. that's the biggest thing. for me, it's -- watching some of the kids come up, caleb and continue to watch katie. who knows who is going to shine in the next olympics. >> what i'm trying to get at is when you have the competitive outlet for so many years in your life, what do you replace it with? >> well, i'm actually taking working out more seriously now. it was like a handful of times a week. now probably from my high point, i lost 12 to 15 pounds.
i wanted to get back into some kind of shape. then kind of start lifting. for me, i think the biggest thing is just knowing that for me to be the best husband, the best dad, the hardest worker, i need to workout. it's something that i have to do at least five or six times a week. >> i want to mention, it's not like you're sitting home knitting. >> no. >> you have a ton of commitments. if you were knitting, you'd be knitting baby booties. nicole, your much better half, is pregnant with your second child. when is she due? >> march 5th. >> do you know if you're having a boy or girl yet? >> we do. >> do we? >> not yet. >> she wouldn't be mad at me i'm sure. >> we've almost slipped so many times. >> yeah? >> it's just something that we have a couple names that we like, as well. but it's just -- it's something -- like you said, i mean, we want to keep something
private. this journey has definitely been a lot different than boomer's. it's going to be fun. now we're a family of four. >> yeah. >> we have a couple of names, too, suggestions. we asked the gang here what we thought would be good. savannah suggests thin, which can be a boy or girl. al suggested lane. >> all swimming related stuff. >> hoda suggested goldie if it is a girl. if it's a boy, fly. fly phelps. >> that'd be a good one. >> free stylstyle. carefr carefree. >> nickname, free. >> yeah. >> you have a lot of causes and commitments. one of the things you're into now, trying to raise awareness for, is this need we have not only in this country but on our planet to preserve clean water. >> yeah. we were here before talking about just when you brush your teeth, how much water you waste when you leave it running. how about this? for a family of four, they can
waste up to 400 gallons of water a day, with watering your plants, with dishes, with flushing the toilet, with leaving the water running, with extended showers. all of these things that we can cut back on. we all can. and i think it is even more today, i'm getting people walking down the street going, when i brush my teeth, i think of you turning off the faucet. so it is working. we need everybody to help us together. and every drop does count. >> by the way, our kids are so much better than we are at that. >> oh, my gosh. >> my kids, this is drilled into them at school. they go after me for this. i do want to mention something on a serious note quickly. you were in las vegas at that concert venue on the friday night before the sunday tragedy. i know you started to get a lot of tweets over the weekend going, are you okay? >> yeah. >> must have been horrible. >> it's crazy. we went up to see a buddy of ours perform who was headlining. we watched eric perform. monday morning was tough for us. i mean, it's just -- it could
have been on friday night, too. it just hit way too close to home. speaking with eric also, i think it was monday when i posted his performance at the grand ole opry, it is insane. i had a friend call me that day who was there. i was trying to piece everything together, who i knew in vegas. i was out there last week. it's different. different. crazy. >> happy you're okay. >> thank you. >> my best to nicole, please. >> thank you very much. we have to play golf soon. >> absolutely. coming up -- oh, by the way, you're joining megyn. >> yes. >> exclusive clip from a new documentary is involved in that, our next hour. first, this is "today" on nbc.
>> we'll get to that in a minute. bring on the smucker's jars, everyone. first up, happy 100th birthday to george campbell. a world war ii vet from point pleasure, new jersey. according to george, there's no better way to travel than to set sail on a cruise ship. caroline carter of front royal, virginia. not front royal, as matt told me ten seconds before air. it is not a french enclave. it is a lovely location in virginia. 100-year-old birthday. she'll be surrounded by love this birthday. caroline has eight grandkids, 19 great grandkids. that is a productive family. happy 100th birthday to knight, a retired carpenter from miami. he enjoys traveling and went on a cruise to the panama canal. so cool to be there. muriel celebrating 1-0-0. secret to longevity, a glass of wine every night. hoda, kathie lee, they'll be living to 300.
robert bryant of memphis, tennessee, also 100. his family jokes his snacks may be the secret to living a long life. finally, 104 years young, to lois stewart of pensacola, florida. she worked as a volunteer at her local hospital until she retired at 97. >> it's i )m - -... an update this morning from cal fire - on the wildfire good morning, 8:56. an update this morning from cal fire on the bear fire burning in boulder creek. it is now 30% contained, 320 acres burned. some evacuation orders were also lifted. as for the north bay fire, firefighters hope that wet weather later today will help. meteorologist kari hall tells us the north bay may get up to a quarter of an inch of rain starting late this afternoon or early evening.
the north bay's three largest wildfires are now more than 80% contained. the pocket fire stands at 63%. cal fire puts the number of confirmed dead at 42. 23 in sonoma county alone. authorities in sonoma county say they are still working 50 active missing persons report. in the north bay talking with leaders about a new push in recovery efforts for those fire victims. he will have a live report in our middays newscast. you can link to updates in our twitter feed. in boulder creek, evacuations have been scaled back and we're talking with folks who are finally allowed to return to their homes. you can go to our homepage to link for the latest information on the bear creek wildfire. more local news coming up for you in half an hour.
this morning on megyn kelly today, he won an unprecedented 23 gold medals. now michael phelps is sharing something about his life outside the pool. then a hot chicken restaurant in ohio sving up fresh opportunities for exconvicts. she was told no by every modeling agency. so how did she end up strutting her stuff? pure grit. meet the model who's redefining beauty. all that and more, now. hi, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] >> hi.