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>> yeah. >> we hope you get a chance to enjoy your weekend. thanks for joining us. >> don't forget on friday, it is the game, it is at 6:30, the giants taking on the colorado rockies. >> here we go. go giants. good morning good morning, chaos in afghanistan. overnight, the taliban's seizes more ground, the country nears collapse, and the pentagon announces it's scrambling thousands of u.s. troops back in to get americans out. increasing violence across afghanistan is of grave concern. >> this morning, where the u.s. goes from here and a firsthand look at the brutal reality on the ground for those left behind. we're live in kabul and at the white house. breaking overnight, booster shot. the fda gives the green light to
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a third dose of the pfizer and moderna vaccines for certain americans. across the country, more schools and cities expanding vaccine. and mask mandates. and hospitals in the south seeing a record spike in covid cases. >> you may call for an ambulance and we may not have one available. >> we'll have the very latest. on alert. tropical storm warnings and watches issued in florida as fred inches closer. al is tracking its path and timing and when millions of us will finally see relief from that brutal heat wave. all that plus free britney? britney spears' father agreed to step down as conservator of her estate but not right away. inside the timing of that decision and what it means for her future. from dreams to reality. the very first major league game at the beloved field of dreams in iowa steeped in baseball and movie nostalgia with an unforgettable ending. >> anderson. hits it in the air to right!
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back at the wall and the white sox win it! >> straight from a hollywood script. today, friday, august 13th, is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> hi, everybody. welcome to "today." good to have you with us on a friday morning. craig, it's a busy one. >> let's get right to it. lots of breaking news here at home and around the world. that fda approval of a third dose of vaccine for people with severely weakened immune systems. and the storm warnings issued as fred bears down on south florida. >> but we're going to begin this morning in afghanistan where
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thousands of u.s. troops are now heading back to the region. the taliban gains more and more ground. two more cities falling overnight. the country and herat, the biggest prizes captured by the taliban so far. >> all this comes weeks before the last remaining u.s. forces were set to depart with an august 31st deadline set by president biden. now all eyes are on kabul where the returning american troops are going to be evacuating americans from the u.s. embassy with taliban fighters making their way toward the capital city. >> we have it covered from every angle from the white house to the pentagon's response and in kabul where kelly cobiella is live on the ground for us. kelly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. yeah, the ground shifting again overnight with big taliban gains.
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and the capital becoming increasingly isolated just three weeks before the deadline for full troop withdrawal. this morning, kandahar, the birthplace of the taliban and a former hub for thousands of u.s. forces is under taliban control. nbc news confirmed the military ground in afghanistan shifted so fast the pentagon is sending 3,000 troops to the kabul airport temporarily to make sure embassy staff get out safely. >> we believe it's appropriate to the security situation that we see now and can anticipate possibly in the future. >> reporter: on thursday, taliban fighters stormed into herat in the west. no one is defending us, the man recording the scene says. and raise their flag in the main highway to kabul just 80 miles away. the state department again urging all americans to leave immediately. "the new york times" reporting the u.s. is asking t for any future government aid. back in june, u.s. secretary of
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state blinken said a possible taliban takeover would not lead to an immediate deterioration. >> i don't think it's going to be something a friday to a monday. >> hey! >> reporter: but it's happened in a week. kabul one of just two major cities still under government control. these afghan who's worked for nato say they've been abandoned and begging for help. >> we have the language. we translate it. we issue them. he is a tourist. we put them in the jail. because of that, they arrest us, they will kill us, everyone. they will kill us. >> reporter: today the u.s. and its allies issued a joint statement calling for an immediate end to attacks on cities and warning the taliban that a government imposed by force will be a pariah state. this is a warning that the taliban has heard before and they're still fighting. savannah? >> all right. kelly, rapidly changing situation on the ground there in
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kabul. thank you, kelly. >> that situation in afghanistan has president biden facing questions about the road ahead and his decision for that complete withdrawal of u.s. forces. our chief white house correspondent peter alexander joins us with that part of the story. good morning to you. >> reporter: craig, good morning. i'm told president biden made this decision after he was briefed yesterday morning with the taliban accelerating its advance towards kabul. the white house and all my conversations here making cold calculation that after 20 years this is the afghans' war now. just this week we heard president biden insisted he has no regrets about withdrawing u.s. troops, a move the pentagon had opposed warning this could happen. the taliban takeover is happening much faster than the administration had anticipated. top republican mitch mcconnell speaking out, slamming the president's policy, kaufling it reckless, urging him to send more troops back in afghanistan and to keep them there. officials here say that would put more american lives at risk. it would not change the dynamic in afghanistan. so far the talks between the
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afghan government and the taliban engineered by the u.s., they've gone nowhere. sources tell us they're still pushing for a diplomatic outcome, craig, but they're not counting on one. f honor recipient and nbc military analyst. colonel jacobs, good morning. it seems the administration was caught off guard by how quickly this deteriorated. what is your take on that? >> this looks a great deal like the taliban advance in 1994 and 1995 when they took province after province and eventually controlled the whole country after the russians had left. this is just accelerated. and it's been exacerbated, of course, by our announcement that we're withdrawing. we started to withdraw troops. but this isn't recent. we've been withdrawing troops for a long period of time. there is a certain amount of inevitability here. ultimately, it's going to be
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extremely difficult for the afghan the taliban takes the provinces around kabul, the president says he controls afghanistan when in actuality he'd really only be the mayor of kabul. the united states has recognized it is impossible to control the arc of what is happening in afghanistan, which is why we plan to evacuate all the americans from there. savannah? >> and i want to ask you about that in a moment. first, i mean the trump administration had planned to have all forces out of afghanistan. the biden administration continued that policy and is now executing it. but now you have some critics who say we should have had a residual force on the ground. you heard what mitch mcconnell said. what -- how do you see that argument playing out? >> yeah, i don't think that works militarily. anybody who spent anytime in combat will tell you that a small residual force is not going to be able to do anything. i was among a very small number
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of american advisors in vietnam in 1973, i was with the vietnamese airborne division after the large majority of american forces left, and we were still fighting the north vietnamese army. we were not going to make a difference. it wouldn't make a difference here either, savannah. >> let's talk about this evacuation. 3,000 troops to help execute this evacuation of americans and some afghan civilians. that does seems like a pretty big footprint. >> it is a big footprint. don't forget this evacuation plan is a plan that's been on the books for a long, long time. we have plans to do absolutely everything you can think of with the military force from the defending taiwan to protecting against a russian invasion of poland and everything else. one of them is a plan to evacuate all of our forces in a phased manner from afghanistan. the plan calls for a troop list
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of more than 3,000 troops in order to protect the egress. traveling from kabul, to the air base, securing the air base and a trail party to leave. so 3,000 troops just about the right number. they practiced it before. >> in the moments that we have, you have to go back and think about 20 years ago and 9/11 and what the original objective was in afghanistan, which was to get rid of the taliban so it couldn't harbor terrorists like al qaeda. do you consider that mission to be accomplished, that the taliban is once again on the rise, and that is to say nothing of the viciousness of the taliban and the harsh reality of the people of afghanistan now? >> well, our mission there morphed. it was to get the taliban and leave. and it morphed into the mission of trying to get the afghan government to be a viable control of the entire country. when that changed, and our
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mission changed, our commitment changed. but we didn't have and don't have the political will to support that second mission. to stay there with enough troops and long enough to get the afghan government to control the entire country. it's clear that didn't work and it's not working now. that's why we're leaving. and as you mentioned, both sides of the aisle, both administrations decided that it was not a viable mission for american troops to stay there in afghanistan, which is why they only had a very small number of people complaining that we're leaving now. >> retired colonel jack jacobs, thank you as always for your time. appreciate it. >> you're welcome. now to that breaking news overnight back here in the fight against the coronavirus. as expected, the fda is now authorizing booster shots for vaccinated americans with weakened immune systems. and that decision coming amid a new wave of the virus with hospitalizations up 31% in just
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the last week alone. some hospitals are now struggling mightily with staff shortages h we're in dallas with that. morgan chesky is in dallas with that. morgan, good morning. >> reporter: yeah, craig, good morning. this really is a tough situation. this summer surge hitting the hospitals with unprecedented force. between texas and florida combined, they make up nearly 40% of new hospitalizations. and officials are now hoping this new booster shot can protect the vulnerable. this morning the fda giving the green light to booster shots, authorizing an extra dose for those with weakened immune systems. the qualifying group is small, about 3% of the u.s. population. but the cdc says they make up more than 40% of hospitalized breakthrough cases. but dr. fauci telling craig yesterday, booster shots for other americans may be coming. >> no vaccine, at least not within this category, is going to have an indefinite amount of protection. inevitably there will be a time where we'll have to give
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boosters. >> reporter: the news coming as the delta surge is being felt on the front lines. a massive spike in covid calls stretching san antonio ems too thin. >> today for 26 minutes we had not one ems unit available the entire city. >> reporter: and hot spots like memphis, the sudden rise threatening the city's 911 system. now on pace for its busiest month ever. >> when you may call for an ambulance, we may not have one available. >> reporter: some cities taking new measures. new orleans requiring proof of vaccination or a recent negative test at virtually all venues, including bars, restaurants, and nightclubs. >> look for your vaccination card and be prepared to show it. >> reporter: san francisco going one step further, becoming first city nationwide to mandate full vaccination for nearly all indoor activities. meanwhile, the mask divide only deepening. in florida, a mask optional school facing consequences on day two.
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>> so we finished the second day of school with 440 students in quarantine stemming from 51 cases of staff and students. >> reporter: now, to be clear this fda approval is not the official green light, but it does pave the way for the cdc to make an official recommendation, and thg ots in arms. craig? >> thank you. we want to turn now to dangerous weather facing tens of millions from coast to coast. we've been talking about the extreme heat all week. today will bring another round of brutal temperatures. and in the south, tropical storm warnings and watches have now been issued for parts of florida as fred takes aim. we're going to get to al's forecast in a moment. first, kristen dahlgren is keeping an eye on the heat from new york's riverside park. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. let's start with good news. there is an end in sight. but for much of the country, still a few more days to get
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through of this dangerous heat. another blast of punishing heat from the pacific northwest to new england, some parts of the country seeing their hottest day of the year thursday. >> i might be melting a little bit. >> i'm burning. >> reporter: washington, d.c., hitting 96 degrees. portland, oregon, 103. in reading, california, temperatures soaring to 106 degrees. seattle seeing a high of 95. a blistering reality in a region where summer highs normally hover around the 70s and 80s. and many residents don't have air conditioning >> when you're seeing shelves all throughout the city get sold out of ac units, i'm like, you know, this is probably not ideal. >> reporter: it's so bad this man is closing his restaurant until the heat wave passes >> if i can't take my dog out on a walk, i'm not going to have my employees come in and work >> reporter: the hot spell according to experts is tied to climate change >> what we're seeing is a gradually warming climate.
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>> reporter: the severe weather taking a dangerous turn in maryland 15 kids had to be rescued after hiking along the potomac river in the extreme heat. >> the temperature was over 100 degrees at the time. so we were able to converge on there with ems and our swift water rescue crews >> reporter: in new york, six people were transported to a hospital after being struck by lightning at the beach with a fast-moving strong people are asked to limit electricity use to avoid power outages. >> best way through this is if everyone is aware of the danger created by the heat. >> reporter: all across the region, people sweating it out and ready some relief. >> the rest of the day is going to be indoors in the a.c >> reporter: and it's no the just here in the u.s the italian island of sicily recorded a temperature of 120 degrees. if confirmed, that will be the hottest day ever recording in europe, savannah >> wow >> all right thank you.
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for more on the heat and the threat from fred, we'll say good morning to al. hello. you guys are a plaid explosion today. i love it. >> we are mad for plaid. >> i'm kind of contrasting as well >> look at that. look at that we did not coordinate, obviously. let's take a look at what is happening right now. we're going to get some relief in the meantime, portland, 103 houston has not hit 100 degrees today. and when you add in the heat advisories for the east coast, we're talking 74 million people from new england all the way down to newburn, north carolina. a little bit of a break. first, one more day of triple digit feels-like temperatures from philadelphia, raleigh, augusta, on into nashville, memphis and charleston then this front pushes through temperatures are much cooler and you look into the beginning of next week and look at the temperatures getting into the 80s much more comfortable with lower humidity now the latest on fred still a tropical depression. we expect it to start to intensify once it starts to get into the gulf waters moving north.
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tropical tropical storm warnings are up for southern florida. the system will cut across the keys sometime late saturday and then rocket on up into the southeast and into the mid mississippi river valley before it does, you'll be looking at rainfall amounts three to seven inches locally. could be upwards of 10 inches. flash flooding possible. look how far that heavy rain goes up. guess what got another system behind it could be following in its footsteps. invest 95l, chance of formation 70% in the next few days tropical depression could form sometime this weekend. we'll continue to track that as well but we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds.
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>> good friday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. it's about time to head out the door in the south bay for school and drop off time we'll see temperatures in the low 60s. at pick-up low 80s. it will be humid with a lot of sunshine towards 85 degrees. 93 in concord and 87 today in napa. still cool near the coast with our temperatures this weekend coming up as the humidity levels drop and we'll see highs in the upper 90s in some of our hottest spots inland. san francisco in the low 70s. and that's your latest weather. >> coming up, after months of legal and public pressure, britney spears' father agreeing to relinquish control over his daughter's life and estate eventually what spears' team is saying to us about this news and what it means for her fight and for her
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infected will have to quarantine for ten days. good morning. i'm cierra johnson in san francisco. this is going to be a busy weekend in the final push for that california gubernatorial recall race. governor gavin newsom spending california urging californians to vote no on the recall. for the republican frontrunner headed to calvary chapel in san jose yesterday in his final push. you may recall calvary chapel ended up in a legal battle with the city as they dea fide public health orders. time to get a look at that forecast on friday, meteorologist kari hall has a look at the numbers. >> we're starting out cloudy and watching the hazy sky, but it's going to be a humid and warm day for the inland areas. then as the humid drops it's going to get even hotter for the weekend reaching into the upper 90s by sunday and it will cool off by tuesday into the middle of next week. now for san francisco, just slightly warmer, a little bit more sunshine, highs in the mid 70s tomorrow and then we're back
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to the upper 60s for the start of the new workweek. marcus. >> thanks. we're going to have another local news update in 30 minutes. see you back here then.
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7:30 now on this friday morning, the 13th of august, 2021. as we check out the view from the top of the rock. pretty day. 78 degrees here in new york already at 7:30. we're heading to the mid 90s. another hot day on tap here and across much of the country, craig. >> yeah. scorcher. al will have that weekend outlook coming up in a few minutes. >> first, let's get a check of the headlines and the dangerous weather will quit in the west. montana, firefighters are
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scrambling to save hundreds of homes near an indian reservation with thousands evacuated. fires are threatening grass lands that are crucial for cattle ranchers. the massive dixie fire is less than one-third contained with a chance of lightning storms later today. the new u.s. census data released shows almost all population growth in the last ten years happened in urban areas. phoenix is the fastest growing of the nation's top ten cities. arizona's capital now the fifth largest city in the united states. new york state, despite the pandemic, the nation's largest grew by nearly 8%. the rest of the top five remain unchanged. number two, los angeles, number three, chicago, number four, houston. well, with cities growing urban real estate prices are on the rise too. r especially when it comes to
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the iconic homes known as the skinny house. it is ten feet wide. it will cost you 1.2 million. we'll have the story behind the landmark home. back in the 1800s, two brothers owned that plot of land. one went to fight the civil war and another built a big house taking most of the land. his brother returned and used the remaining land to build the skinny house and block his rival's view. all that can be yours for $1.2 million. >> that's a lot of money for a skinny house. now to big news in britney spears' ongoing legal battle pressure mounting. the pop star's father now says he is willing to exit the conservatorship that controls her life and estate, although not immediately. >> in a moment, we'll talk with one of the journalist who's played major role in mobilizing public support for the so-called free britney movement. but first nbc's erin mclaughlin
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is following the story with the latest developments. >> reporter: good morning. after months of passionate drama, jamie spears told the court he is willing to step down as his daughter's conservator after what he calls an orderly transition. while it's welcomed news for britney spears and her fans, the fight is far from over. ♪ i'm stronger ♪ >> reporter: this morning, britney spears may be one step closer to freedom. according to a new court filing, her father jamie says he is willing to step down as her conservator when the time is right. for the past 13 years he's been part of the conservatorship in charge of her $60 million estate put in place after several public breakdowns. the unexpected development comes weeks after britney's new lawyers petitioned to have her father removed. jamie's lawyers writing he does not believe that a public battle with his daughter over his continuing services as conservator would be in her best interest.
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of the pop star's lawyer matthew rosengart called the decision vindication for britney and asked jamie to step aside immediately, adding we look forward to continuing our vigorous investigation into the conduct of mr. spears. jamie spears' lawyers did not provide a timeline for what they call an orderly transition and maintain that he saved britney from disaster, supported her when she needed it most, protected her and her reputation from harm, and facilitated the restoration of her career. >> things are way better than i ever anticipated. >> reporter: her father's latest filing is widely seen as a win for britney. she's been active on social media during the ongoing legal process. the 39-year-old singer speaking out during an emotional hearing in june, pleading for her 13 year conservatorship to end, alleging she's been forced to perform take anti-depressants and prevented from removing an iud meant to prevent pregnancy. he loved the control to hurt his own daughter. 100,000% he loved it, she told the judge.
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jamie remains in charge of britney's finances but is not been in control of her personal affairs for past two years. and he says he had nothing to do with his daughter's alleged poor treatment. once jamie spears actually steps aside, what does that mean for the free britney movement? >> it means that she's a step closer to truly being free. but only one step. remember, jamie spears steps aside, another conservator takes his place. >> reporter: the legal battle over the timeline for jamie's departure is just beginning. he's contesting britney's petition to immediately remove him. the next status hearing is scheduled for late september. britney's lawyer saying he looks forward to taking his father's sworn deposition in the near future. savannah? >> all right. thank you. we want to bring in liz day, a
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"new york times" journalist and co-creator of the "framing britney spears" documentary. good morning. good to see you. >> good morning. >> you've been on the story a long time. were you surprised at this court filing in which jamie spears says not immediately but eventually he is willing to step aside? >> i was really surprised. this was the first time that jamie publicly said he's willing to step down. that has never happened before. >> but he was defiant. i was really struck by a particular paragraph in the declaration. it said if the public knew all of the fact of ms. spears personal life, not only the highs but lows, all of the addiction, mental health issues she struggled with, all the challenges of the conservatorship, they would praise mr. spears for the job he has done, not vilify him what did you make of that? >> yes his defensive tone was very clear throughout the filing. he also took a lot of attack towards britney's mother who is supporting britney in court lately. >> so what do you think happens next even if jamie spears eventually
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or ultimately is out of the picture, the first step is to bring in a new conservatorship she still has to fight in court, does she not, to get out from under the arrangement completely >> yes if jamie is removed, britney is still under a conservatorship. so this is not over. you know, even for just jamie to step down, we don't know when that's going to happen he said when the time is right and it appears as if he wants to resolve some issues surrounding their money and his management of britney's money but britney's lawyer wants to depose jamie there is no telling how this is going to end >> last check, we had heard much from britney in light of this latest information how do you think this plays out with her and the big question whether or not she decides to start performing again >> yeah, brittany had said in court filings that she is no longer working until her dad is removed. so if her dad is gone, does that mean britney is going to start performing again a lot of people hope so.
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>> all right liz day, part of of that documentary that broke open this case in a big way. thank you very much. we appreciate your time. >> thank you still ahead here on a friday morning, take me out to the corn maze baseball and movie nostalgia on full display during thursday night's historic field of dreams games. and, of course, harry smith will bring us the story he'll visit for us right after this >> what a game >> what a game, indeed it even tracks your circadian rhythm, so you know when you're at your best. in other words, it's the most energy-building, wellness-boosting, parent-powering, proven quality night's sleep we've ever made. don't miss our weekend special where all smart beds are on sale. save 50% on the new sleep number 360 limited edition smart bed. plus, 0% interest for 36 months. ends monday.
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the field of dreams game, kevin costner, players emerging from the corn field guys, i'm doing it again i don't know if i'm going to make it. >> it was an amazing night and after he set the stage for us, so beautifully on thursday, harry smith back this morning with the recap of one of the most interesting exciting baseball games i've seen in a while. >> you know when something like this comes along that is so different and so out of the ordinary and, you know, don't believe the hype sort of deal? that game last night is something people are going to a real remember for years to come >> reporter: it was a gusher a real tearjerker. the way the big league teams came onto the field in the old-style uniforms with the movie music in the background, the players greeted by kevin kostner. come on man, i'm not crying. you're crying.
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the movie "field of dreams" looms large in the memory of many players and fans. >> hey is this heaven >> no. it's iowa. >> i sat in the grandstand with the house in the background, little things i don't want to miss >> reporter: the little boy still present in tim anderson. >> i'm excited i mean, i think it's going to be fun. a lot of fun for sure. >> reporter: a number of players from both games got lost in the nearby corn maze including craig kimbrel. >> it might have been on purpose. no i had a good time. this place is beautiful. >> reporter: the ball was popping last night in the field crowned with corn. yankees slugger aaron judge hit a three-run homer. and later, a crucial two-run blast. what he said before the game seemed almost prophetic. >> get a chance to be at the field of dreams and play game here and, you know, have family and friends here and get a
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chance to represent the yankees here, i can't really describe it it's ra dream come true. >> reporter: the white sox added their own long ball. the novelty of seeing the soaring ball lost to the field of corn was delightful a glorious summer night with a salmon colored sky st perfect for two teams, they hoped for october play ways anything but just another game yankee manager aaron boon summing up the feelings of many. >> this feels like something that could and should be a yearly thing >> reporter: what does the voice and the movie say about if you build it >> if you build it, they will will come. >> reporter: hmmm. with the comfortable lead it looked like the white sox would win easily >> but the bronx bombers erupted in the ninth inning to grab the lead yet with the stuff that dreams are made of, a walkoff home run
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from the bat of tim anderson the guy who said this night was going to be fun. >> and what a moment. >> reporter: where ear thinking "shoeless" joe jackson is smiling. >> oh, yeah. if we could write the end of the story four times here it is oh, no, it's not oh, yes, here it comes >> this is a great movie >> you know what made it i think even extra special this is one of the seasons, harry. the pitching in major league baseball got so much better than the batting. games are 3-2 most of the season not last night the bats were popping. >> boom, boom, boom. and interesting, right aaron boon says maybe they should do this more often. >> yes >> and before the game last night, the commissioner of baseball said we're going to come back next year. >> excellent >> wow >> he knows. thank you so much for that >> and by the way, folks, if you're inspired to watch or rewatch "field of dreams," it's available on nbc's streaming services. >> what? >> peacock >> what? what are the odds?
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good morning to you. it's 7:56. i'm marcus washington. here's what people are talking about. >> good morning. i'm cierra johnson in san francisco. this is going to be a busy weekend in that final push for that california gubernatorial recall race. governor gavin newsom spending time in the bay before he makes his way throughout the state of california urging californians to vote no on the recall. as for the republican frontrunner larry elder he's headed to calvary chapel in san jose yesterday in his final push. as you recall, calvary chapel ended up in a legal battle with the city as they defy a public health order. i'm bob redell. san ramon unified school district which just returned to in-person instruction this past tuesday is reporting 7 cases of covid in schools, one case at
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california high behind me in san ramon, two more at san ramon valley high, one at loss cerros and three at vista grand. it's not clear if the seven are among the staff or the 30,000 students who attend this school. of those people who have been infected they will have to quarantine for ten days. time to get a look at that forecast on this friday. meteorologist kari hall has a look at that. >> we're waking up to clouds and high humidity and we're going to see a mix of sun and clouds and a chance of the north bay getting in on some showers late this evening but we're going to see the high temperatures headed toward the mid to upper 80s for the north bay, low 90s for the inland east bay to the south county, for the weekend, our temperatures go up. it's going to be hot, we cool down tuesday into wednesday and san francisco seeing some highs in the low to mid 70s for the weekend with more sunshine. marcus. >> thanks, kari. another local news update coming
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>> i have kids that have been shot i have kids who attempted to sell drugs before and need to be talked out of it >> how he's making a difference on and off the field and dear ben ben platt is joining us talking about creating an album from his childhood bedroom. he'll give us a special announcement he can't wait to share. today, friday, august 13th, >> and we start our day on "today." >> good morning. 2021 >> can't wait to start our day on "today. >> good morning. we're the homemaker family from beautiful southwest virginia and we're celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. >> good morning. >> we're from wilbraham, massachusetts. >> and we want to wish all of "today." >> a happy friday the 13th woo! >> i like that
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friday the 13th. we're feeling lucky, aren't we >> yes, we are yes, we are. >> we're glad you started the day with us. i'm doing the work from home thing. hoda is finishing off her week off. she'll be back on monday morning. speaking of next week, you want to join us on monday. if you're getting the kids ready to head back to school as we've been reporting, families are noticing there are shortages and price hikes when it comes to a lot of the school supplies so we sent vicki win on a mission. she'll show us how you find what you need and how you save money in the process again, that's coming up monday here on today. >> that's going to be a good one. let's get to your news at 8:00 the white house is sending thousands of u.s. troops back into afghanistan to evacuate americans as the resurgent taliban overruns the country nbc's kelly cobiella is on the ground in kabul with the very latest kelly, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, gong to you. yes, not a good night for government forces here in
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afghanistan. the profitses falling like dominos to the taliban kabul becoming increasingly isolated nbc news confirmed that kandahar, the second largest city in this country, birthplace of the taliban and hub for the u.s. forces during the warfel overnight afghan troops have been defending it for weeks with the help of u.s. limited air support. kabul is one of two major cities in this country still under government control along with the commercial hub of sharif in the north. thousands of afghans have sought refuge in the capital. many living in the open air under the hot sun and really dependent upon resources like water and food from volunteers and with the security situation changing so rapidly on the ground, the pentagon announced yesterday they're sending 3,000 troops into the country to be
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stationed at kabul international airport. a limited mission is how this described to help evacuate a significant number of embassy staff and also to help process some of those immigrant visas for the regular afghans who have worked for the military and other government agencies over the course of the war. there is a palpable anxiety in kabul. the worry is growing that perhaps at some point the capital may fall savannah >> really disturbing kelly, thank you very much for that report. now to a new study this morning suggesting what we thought about our metabolism slowing down as we get older that may be dead wrong nbc news medical contributor natalie azar is here with details and how they could have us rethinking our diets. this is "science magazine.
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it sounds like it's a pretty legit study. >> yep >> how surprised were you by the findings >> i was definitely surprised. and a lot of experts who weighed in also said wow this is really surprising but it's also great news because it actually means maybe we have more control, right, over our weight destiny than we previously thought. >> what did the study find >> after the age of 20, we get this what is called middle age spread our metabolism slows down, gain weight researchers studied over 6,000 people from the ages, get this from eight days to 95 years internationally. they followed them for 40 years and they basically calculated their metabolism and this is what they found. they basically said there are four distinct phases of metabolism in your life. take a look at this graphic. when you're born, the newborn baby has the same metabolism as its mother but year one that is the fastest it will ever be. 50% higher than when an adult. from 1 to 20, there is a very slow decline, 3% per year. contrary to my son eats all the time
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my daughter eats all the time. no so. and from 20 to 60, it stays stable after 60, you know, the bbc reported it tanks. it doesn't tank. it goes down by 0.7% per year after the age of 60. >> a lot of folks gain weight as they age we thought it was metabolism if it's not that, what is it >> i'm going to be very, very clear about this it's complicated of course we know what you eat and how much activity you engage in, exercise is one of the biggest boosters of metabolism where you live, how much you sleep, all of these things obviously impact your metabolism there is a lot of drugs that can slow down metabolism it's a complicated thing i don't think we can just say that it's age related anymore. >> what does this mean for the multibillion dollar diet industry what does it mean for all of the ways that we thought we should lose weight? >> you know, the short answer is market for the diet industry this doesn't change the fact
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that we do have an obesity epidemic in this country it just changes the way we need to look at metabolism as we age. i think this is really sort of the starting point for a lot of very, very interesting research because some of the people in the study had metabolisms that were 25% above the average and some were 25% below the average. why? scientists need to study that. maybe that can translate into medications other other interventions that's can make a difference for us. >> this is a story when i heard about it, i said, how did we not know this? >> this is so fundamental how our bodies make and use energy we know now. >> have a good weekend sg, you have the morning boost >> that was the morning bummer i can't blame my metabolism anymore. now i'm ready for a boost.
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>> it's happening in a community devastated by gun violence and racial inequality. and algiers is in new orleans, the life expectancy there ten years lower than the national average due in large part to the murder rate. the new book, "across the river," puts a spot light on coach bryce brown and his inspiring approach with teenager players who grew into men while sporting his purple and gold jerseys. >> delivers a deep ball! >> on the field, bryce brown is coaching his high school to multiple state change-ups. >> good. >> often he's saving the lives of the young men wearing the cougars purple and gold. >> he is way more than a coach half our conversations are never about football it's about life. what we want to do after high school >> quarterback, read option. >> off the field, you know, he tell you that anything you need, i'm here for you you know, you can call me any time
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come through i'll be there for you no matter what and that's not just to me, that's to everybody on the team. >> we're not just about football we're about saving lives and i think the most important thing is that when you're saving lives, you can't get tired of doing it >> reporter: in the new book "across the river, life, death, and football in an american city," the author follows the cougars as they chase a fifth consecutive state change-up while also navigating one of the america, the algiers neighborhood of new orleans. >> the players that bryce coaches are a demographic group, young black males who are 56 times more likely to die by gunfire than the national average. these are young people under siege. and he teaches them purpose, self-worth, confidence that they're capable of amazing things but first they have to survive >> life expectancy here is ten years lower than the national average.
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in a city where violence is a reality, brown says vigilance is a responsibility what are some of the dangers that these young men are up against? >> i have kids who have been shot i have kids who attempted to sell drugs before and needed to be talked out of it. we have kids that are below the poverty line we have kids who live in homeless situations. >> how have you managed to reach these young black men when so many others have not been able to >> i think the first key is honesty. you have to have honest tough conversations. you have to reach those kids first in order to teach them. >> when you're a teenager, high school student, especially on this side of the river, you don't necessarily think you got that many options. bryce and his staff and the program teach you that you have tons of options. you have all of the options and that you're worthy of those options. and then they teach you how to go get them. >> one of those players brown coached is ronny jackson
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>> it's bigger than football with him it's more about life >> a standout running back, he escaped shootings and lost family to homicides. coach brown mentored him, even provided meals as he worked his way toward a scholarship and a life beyond algiers. >> most players like myself, it was hard to get a meal i was trying to make sure i could get a meal at night so i could put something in my stomach. coach never made me feel like that again you know, he made sure i was always fed, taken care of. not just me, but anybody on the team that needed help or love or who didn't have a father figure in their life. >> with every young life and future precious, the possibility and the occasional reality of failure weighs heavily on coach brown. >> by no means will i sit here and tell you that we've been 100% we've made mistakes and we lost some and we weren't able to reach. but that doesn't stop our drive. that doesn't stop our purpose.
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>> reporter: and while trophies are a tangible measure of success, the tenacity of coach brown and his players is the ultimate victory >> we still putting kids in college. we're still saving kids' lives we still doing our mission we're doing a good job at it i think that that's the reward in all of this and it keeps that fire burning in you >> a lot of students, you know, actually look up to coach bryce even ones that don't play football they look at him as a real estate leader. his attention and attitude, you feel the love. you feel the caring. >> coach brown has a saying, he instills in his players, it's called give them the real. and that authenticity carries over in the interviews and in the book as well it's a pretty solid book and it's already caught the attention of a guy named george clooney. clooney's production company announcing that they're going to be adapting it for the big screen very soon yeah
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it's just a really remarkable story. coach brown is down there in new orleans literally saving lives. here's the thing i mean, when we go to new orleans, we go to the new orleans that we all know these kids live literally a mile away from that new orleans but so many of them have never been into the other part of the city >> wow >> completely detached from that reality. >> i love what the coach said. you know, when you're saving lives, you can't grow weary. you can't grow tired he's just incredible so glad you brought us that story. >> thank you, my friend. we'll have -- we have more of coach brown and the book "across the river" on our website. roker, feels like another time for check of weather. >> this is the latest on fred from the national hurricane center right now, still a tropical depression we expect it to strengthen though moving west-northwest. 10 miles per hour. it's going to bring rain in there into the southern part of florida where they already have tropical storm warnings up
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and then as we get into the middle of next week, rain into the mid mississippi river valley today, record highs out west the flood watches continue in the southwest. sunshine along the eastern seaboard one more day of high heat and humidity and then things cool off and dry out a bit. good friday morning. i am meteorologist kari hall. our temperatures will be hot for the inland areas today, still nice and cool toward the coast and in san francisco. we are ranging from mid '60s in half moon bay to 93 in concord. we will see hotter temperatures moving in. still humid today, by tomorrow humidity levels drop, temperatures go up, we could continue to see moderate through the weekend and cooler next week. that's your latest weather time for the best part of the day. yep, "pop start! >> i feel like this party needed
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a little polka dots. >> yeah? >> yeah. >> i like it i added that to the mix. it was the only thing left out this morning let's talk about dan and shea. overnight the country music duo released their latest album "good things." they gave us a preview of the new music on the plaza last month. feels like forever ago how fun was that >> yeah. >> now the full album is out and available. so here is a taste of one of the new tracks, "you." ♪ i got you for the rest of my life ♪ ♪ and if all else goes wrong, baby i'll be all right ♪ ♪ because i got you ♪ >> i see you swaying there they can do no wrong right >> stick around for the fourth hour to hear more from dan and shea they're stopping by to perform another new song called "steal my love. they'll chat with jenna and willie more new music from a brand-new
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duo, elton john and dua lipa the song combines lyrics from elton's 1989 song "sacrifice" and hit "rocket man" and adds a techno dance beat created by an australian group take a listen. ♪ ♪ i think it's going to be a long, long time ♪ ♪ till touchdown brings me around ♪ >> how fun is that >> elton john continues to reinvent himself >> yes >> and make great music. >> check out the video it's trippy. you can't look away. it's so odd but in a good way. next up, the first trailer is out for ryan murphy's series on "impeachment: american crime story. it centers around impeachment proceedings of former president bill clinton and his affair with monica lewinsky.
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monica lewinsky in the series also serves as a producer on the project. here's a peek at the trailer >> there is a woman i'm very close to in the midst of an affair. with the president of the united states >> william jefferson clinton, do you solemnly swear that you will tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so help you god >> i do. >> i did not have sexual relations with that woman. >> the all-star cast, they take on the roles of bill and hillary clinton. sarah paulsen, she totally steps into the shoes of linda tripp. she manages to transform into whoever she is acting. "impeachment" premieres september 7th on fx. courtney cox is back on her old stomping grounds
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she is shooting a new series called "shining veil." it's on the warner brothers lot. she found an interesting way to stay busy on the down time by helping out the crew and giving studio tours take a look. >> stage five. right here on our right. this is where "friends" started in 1994 and is now occupied by a show called "shining veil. starring me. >> wow >> yeah! >> nope. >> she got it. she's got it >> you made it nice turn. >> you're so good. >> they can't be easy to maneuver she did just fine. might have a future in stunt driving? >> courtney cox, still not as good a tour as the universal tour in hollywood. just saying. >> okay. finally, "the tonight show" -- >> we'll throw extra in your paycheck for that one. >> they're going to be transforming the trams they'll be electric. >> really? >> yeah. >> we'll have more of that on peacock.
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>> you bet last night jimmy fallon celebrated his 1,500th show and what a better way to mark the big occasion than with one of u notes. iconic segments, "tnk >> of course irreplaceable document that i have to carry around everywhere, but at least you're made of flimsy paper and don't fit in my wallet thank you, traveling summer carnivals. nothing relaxes me on a rusty wobbly ride like the knowledge that you guys can skip town as quickly as possible. thank you, sharks, for not going by your original name, murder dolphinsrones" actor despite the fact >> he also had a visit from "game of thrones" actor kit harington, despite the fact he doesn't sing or play piano honored the big milestone with a performance of "drops of jupiter" by train. ♪ tell me did you go for a
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shooting star ♪ ♪ did you miss me while you're looking for yourself out there ♪ >> great version of karaoke. jimmy has been trying to get a guest to sing that song for years. kit harington was the first to agree to do it he said go all out and he certainly did. the so congratulations to jimmy on the 1,500th show. >> congratulations >> way to go >> wow >> 1,500 down. 1,500 at least to go, right? up next, a star just oscar shy of -- there is ben plat live on release day for his new album.
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good morning. i am marcus washington. a suspect is expected to be arraigned today in a hit and run. charged with attempted murder and assault. he was arrested wednesday. he hit one pedestrian, attempted to strike three others. here's video filmed by a neighbor. you can see it speed toward a group of pedestrians. they managed to jump out of the way, the car turns around, speeds down the hill where he hit a man. he ended up in the hospital with a broken tailbone. a look at the forecast today
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this friday. meteorologist kari hall has a problem with the numbers. >> starting cloudy, temperatures are warming up. depends where you are. some of the same weather recently, highs in the upper 60s in san francisco. oakland reaching up to 76 degrees for a high in napa, 87. for concord, high of 93 degrees and humid. but humidity levels start to drop over the weekend and temperatures head up. for saturday and sunday, we have upper 90s, a little cooler for tuesday, while san francisco will see highs in the 70s. marcus? >> thanks, kari. another local news update in 30 minutes. see you back here then.
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it is 8:30 now on this friday morning. it is friday, the 13th of august, it is friday, the 13th of august, 2021 >> it is friyay! >> that's what i'm talking about. >> and we stepped out to say hello to our friends how we doing, guys >> by the way, we have an engagement here. >> lauren and josh >> she is already talking for you, fantastic when did this happen >> this happened on monday evening at sunset. and --
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>> where >> top of a mountain in maine. >> can we see the ring >> sure. >> josh, you put a ring on it. way to go, josh. >> nicely done congratulations. >> thank you very much >> he's going to be married a long time, too he already lets his wife do all the talking. >> bingo >> smart man >> guess what? we have the incredibly talented ben platt who moved home during the pandemic, wrote the second album in his childhood bedroom it's out today we cannot wait to talk to him about his journey and hear the new music. plus, he has a really exciting announcement. >> all right and then coming up next week, how would you like to have hoda, craig, al, and carson as your summer camp counsellors? they took over at a camp here in new york for a day filled with fun and field games. we're going to share the results that might inspire you to tap into your inner child. >> what could possibly go wrong? >> slip and slide. >> before we get to all that, how about a final check of the weather.
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>> we groosed it up with crisco. it was fantastic slide so much easier of i'm sorry talking about a weekend at craig's. let's show you what we got tomorrow, dangerous heat out west less humid around the great lakes. wet weather in new england all the way down to the gulf tropical downpours fred approaches. then sunday, sunday, we got a flood threat down through the southeast. record highs in the west and the western plains more wet weather throughout lower mississippi rive good friday morning. i am meteorologist kari hall. we're starting out with clouds, but for inland areas it will clear out. hazy with moderate air quality. temperatures headed up to 90 degrees, gets hotter tomorrow, highs in the upper 90s and we don't cool down until middle of next week. also a boost in temperatures for san francisco. even though it is foggy now, we're going to see more sunshine for the weekend, highs reaching the mid 70s. then temperatures drop to upper 60s for the start of the new work week.
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that is your latest weather. let's head back inside to craig and lester. >> all right thank you. series across the platforms of nbc news, "justice for all it's" beginning with an all new "dateline" tonight lester holt? >> it is about one man's fight to overturn a wrongful conviction but also how his case revealed a decades-long pattern of misconduct and corruption. in philadelphia. >> you are wanted for yesterday's murder >> reporter: 1992, are four years after an unthinkable murder rocked philadelphia, police announced they found the killer and that he confessed his name was walter ogrod, a single 27-year-old truck driver who once lived across the street from 4-year-old barbara jean horn
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>> he left that baby lie there if that is not an intent to kill, then we haven't seen it yet. >> reporter: prosecutors were seeking the death penalty. he claimed he was innocent and that detectives coerced a false confession from him. the little girl's parents were outraged how did you feel to hear him describe that story? >> angry >> i wanted him dead i did. >> did you kill barbara jean horton >> i did not i did not do anything to that child at all >> the jury didn't believe him and he was found guilty and sentenced to die did you look at the jury >> yeah. they were stone faced. >> five years later, he wrote a letter to a journalist and imploring him to investigate his case lowenstein was stunned by what he discovered. >> i was plucking a weed and i pulled more of of this tree and it keeps coming up
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>> there is a systemic pattern unbridled misconduct in the city of philadelphia, and it shocks t the conscience >> reporter: civil rights attorney amelia green says the city's corrupt criminal justice system has ensnared walter and countless others >> i found another case, a man claiming he was innocent you keep digging and then you find another one >> in 2017, philadelphia's newly elected district attorney larry crasner hired patricia cummings to lead a revamped conviction integrity unit they found police and prosecutors lied and hid evidence when i spoke with cummings, she made an extraordinary admission rarely heard from a prosecutor so what are you asking the court to do? >> we are asking the court to vacate the conviction because we believe that the conviction as it stands is a gross miscarriage of justice
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>> but would that being enough to free walter ogrod >> craig, it raises so many questions. we were there by the way when he finally walked free. it's a moment you won't want to miss. >> my goodness what a remarkable story. looks like his story just one of several there. >> that's the troubling thing. >> in philadelphia lester, thanks as always the nbc news justice for all series thank you, thank you by the way, you can see "the investigation," it's part of the nbc news justice for all series that is tonight, 10:00 eastern, 9:00 central here on nbc savannah >> all right thank you so much. just ahead, what happens when a grammy, tony, emmy winner moves home for a bit during the pandemic well, obviously, he writes an album. album. ben platt did it and treats us [baby crying] i got it. i got it. ♪ ♪ getting some help with the little one, from her biggest fan. some real face time. just an amtrak away.
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>> neil: the citi music series on "today" is proudly presented
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to you by citi welcome back time to kick the weekend off on a high note, folks we've been teasing him all morning. here he is the amazing ben platt. he is here he has a new album it is out today. it is called "reverie. >> ben is going to treat us to incredible performances throughout the morning before he does, the man of the hour, ben, good morning. i know it's early there. how you doing? >> good morning. i'm doing good nothing better to wake up for than you guys. >> aw. >> you're so sweet we've been talking about this all morning. you moved home during the pandemic you were in your childhood bedroom. most of us would be looking at old year books, maybe do some light stalking of what happened to the old high school friends we used to hang out with not you. you wrote a whole album. tell me about it >> i did spend some time looking at old year books. i was voted most likely to be o just, like, broadway so it was pretty accurate. >> yeah. >> but i was super inspired by
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just, like, the nostalgia of being about a in that space and seeing the posters everywhere and my clothes i used to wear and just the feeling like we know when you're home you revert to your teenage self and so the kind of juxtaposition of that looking backward and feeling more and feeling slightly more mature, i think the album came right between i think that's why i got inspired with this feeling kind of young and old at the same time >> one of the things that we enjoy about having you at the hoe is we have been able to see up close your career evolve. obviously "dear evan hansen," "pitch perfect" and a legit recording artist what is it like to be in this particular moment in your career >> i just feel incredibly fortunate. i feel really lucky there are people that want to hear my perspective and hear my music. you know, i feel privileged already to be an actor and get to spend a lot of time transforming into other people and telling other people's stories.
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and i grew up in the theater focusing on that so now to have this outlet where i can bring my own emotional life to the forefront and focus on my story and, you know, what is my vernacular and what is my music sound like and how people really respond to that is very lucky not so many people get to do that so i'm just really trying to take it in day by day and i think people are going to really find a lot of joy in this album hopefully. >> ben, so on this album, you have some really lovely songs, romantic songs, love songs what was the inspiration for those? >> it's no secret that inspiration for a lot of the songs is my partner noah galvin who i've been with for the last couple years there we are he is just the most wonderful person i can't say enough about him we were friends for many years sort of dallied a little bit with being together over the years. and i was pretty stupid about it and didn't really see the light until the end of 2019 when i finally clicked in and realized how special he was
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and we've been together ever since. so, yeah, a lot is about finally finding that person. >> i love that ben, you're also here with very special announcement what do you have going on? >> well, i get to go on tour from february to april of next year >> yes >> and i'm so excited to perform live again finally it's my favorite thing to do in the world. i'm going all over the country i'll be up and down the east coast, middle, west coast. i get to play the hollywood bowl, madison square garden, i am just -- i couldn't be more thrilled and excited and i get to bring the amazing jake wesley rogers with me he's going to open for me. he is very talented. one of elton john's proteges and it's so exciting >> well, you're a rock star, ben. you're legit you're a rock star let's not wait any longer. of he's going to treat us to a performance of "imagine. take it away ben platt. here we go ♪ your eyes give life and new
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meaning ♪ ♪ it's like i found the north light ♪ ♪ i never knew what i needed ♪ ♪ until i felt your hand holdin mine ♪ ♪ you say i'm your hero but yout are the one that saved me ♪ ♪ if i ever lost you i'd fall t my knees ♪ i can't imagine my life without you ♪ ♪ i can't imagine one night without you ♪ ♪ if something happened don't know what i would do ♪ can't im ♪ my life without you ♪ >> your ♪ i can't imagine i can't my life without you ♪ >> your eyes give life a new meaning ♪ ♪ it's like i found an old ligh i never knew what i needed ♪
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♪ until i felt your hand holdin mine ♪ ♪ yeah you say i'm your hero bu you are the one that saved me ♪ ♪ if i ever lost you i'd fall t my knees ♪ ♪ i can't imagine my life without you ♪ ♪ i can't imagine a night without you ♪ ♪ if something happened i don't know what i'd do ♪ ♪ i can't imagine i can't imagine ♪ my life without you ♪ ♪ my life without you ♪ ♪ i can't imagine my life can't
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without you ♪ ♪ i can't imagine one night without you ♪ ♪ if something happened don't know what i'd do ♪ ♪ i can't imagine i can't imagine ♪ ♪ my life without you ♪ oooooo you ♪ ♪ my life without you ♪ ♪ i cannot imagine i can't imagine my life without you ♪ >> very nice >> mr. platt look at you warming up there at the bowl where you'll perform on tour >> exactly i figured i'd start in the audience and make my way up to the stage. >> looks great we're going to be back ben has another performance for us
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♪♪ come on, get your motor running ♪♪ you just head out on the highway ♪♪ looking for some tchotchkes ♪♪ and whatever comes our way ♪♪ yeah darlin, go make it happen mí amor, take the world in a love embrace ride all of your love at once and explode into space... ♪ born to be wild ♪ start your california road trip and [ sfx: ding ding ding ] [ phone buzzing ] [ sfx: bing bing bing ] [ sfx: bing bloop ding ding bloop bing ] the day can wait...
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enter the golden state, with real california dairy. homelessness, housing, taxes, water, electricity, crime, wildfires. [sfx: bear roar] gavin, you've failed. we have to immediately cut taxes twenty-five percent. fix housing and homelessness. and make life in california affordable again. i'm a businessman, the only cpa running. shouldn't we choose ability this time? we must have a competent governor with management experience and outsider integrity. [sfx: bear roar] that describes only john cox.
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>> we're back with more of our city concert series and more from ben platt. this time, the in you song "happy to be sad". check it out.s hard to bring refuge it's the thing i need to face the day ♪ ♪ breaking up is hard to bring a kind of refuge it's the thing i need to face the day ♪ ♪ for a second i forgot that yo were leaving soon ♪ away ♪ ♪ this time ♪ and then the hour falls away ♪ ♪ this time broken hearts and i got hard ♪ be ♪ this missing you is temporary i'm happy to be sad ♪ ♪ i'm sad that you are gone i found this feeling nothing i would feel like something is
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wrong ♪ ♪ i'm grateful to be crying i'm it has to hurt this crying over you ♪ ♪ i'm lucky that we love so goo it has to hurt this way ♪ >> holding me myself and ♪ do, do, do, do, do, do ♪ holding me myself and all my thoughts ♪ ♪ i thought that i would start e to crumble feeling lonely ♪ ♪ but i get to know the momentary misery just to know ♪ this time we hope there is no somebody knows me ♪ ♪ this time no hopeless nights no losing pointless fights ♪ ♪ just missing you until you
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come back and hold me ♪ ♪ i'm happy to be sad, sad that you are gone ♪ ♪ if i was feeling all these feelings i feel like something is wrong ♪ ♪ grateful to be crying, crying over you ♪ ♪ lucky love that we love so good it has to hurt this bad ♪ ♪ i'm happy to be sad ♪ ♪ do, do, do, do, do do, do, do, do, do, do do, do, do ♪ ♪ i'm happy to be sad ♪ ♪ do, do, do, do, do do, do, do, do, do, do do, do, do ♪ ♪ happy to be sad i'm sad that you are gone ♪ ♪ if i was feeling nothing i would feel like something is wrong ♪ ♪ i'm grateful to be crying crying over you ♪
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♪ i'm lucky that we love so goo it has to hurt this bad ♪ ♪ i'm happy to be sad ♪ ♪ oooooo oooooo oooooo ♪ ♪ do, do, do, do, do do, do, do ♪ ♪ i'm grateful to be crying that crying over you ♪ ♪ i'm lucky that we love so goo it has to hurt this bad ♪ ♪ i'm happy to be sad ♪ >> wow >> ben >> we're just happy to have you, ben. that was awesome i mean, can you imagine that with a crowd all out there listening to your songs? it will be amazing thank you so much. >> ben, thank you. >> thank you >> all right ben has another performance
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coming up in store during our third hour we're going to be back in just a moment
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. we're back on this friday morning. i believe we have birthday wishes for someone special. >> oh, yes! you know her well! little >> i hope she's getting a cupcake. >> she's getting it all, cupcake, candy >> 7 already wow. >> you know it >> actually, i gave birth to her this very hour, the 8:00 hour. that was on a "today" show schedule >> wow >> you remember that moment well >> i do. >> happy birthday to vail and to you, sg. >> thank you have a good weekend. >> all right, coming up, as promised, dan and shea performing the newest hit.
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>> first though, in the third hour, joy bauer, joy serving up a recipe for avocado boats we'll have more of that am coming up too. but first, your local news
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good morning. it is 8:56. i am marcus washington. governor newsom is making an appearance later this morning in san francisco kicking off what he calls a weekend of action. comes as the recall special election starts. most will get mail in ballots in
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the next few days. the election scheduled for september 14th. here's some of the replacement candidates, larry elder is leading the fold, john cox, kevin faulk ner and caitlyn jenner. we have a crew covering the governor's appearance. we'll have more on the newscast starting at 5:00 p.m. new covid cases at bay area schools. these are schools that reopen this week for in class learning in the east bay and south bay. bob riddle is following developments as he has a live report midday newscast. more now on the home page. midday, keeping an eye on the cdc meeting that may lead to new guidance for covid vaccine booster shots. the fda gave limited approval. we'll post updates on local wea an hour.
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two bay area school districts heading back to class. what they're doing to keep your kids safe. join us monday morning, 4:30 to
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live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza, this is the third hour of "today." >> good morning, everybody. welcome to the third hour of "today" on a friyay. friyay the 13th. >> many the meantime, i'm al along with dylan and craig. and we have a pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good show to close out the week. in a few minutes, we'll talk jobs. all about the incentives companies are throwing out there to get folks like you into the door. it could be


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