tv First Look MSNBC September 23, 2013 2:00am-2:31am PDT
we'll be back next week. if it's sunday, it's "meet the press." good monday morning. right now on "first look." intense gunfire. more hordes of eruption. the shopping on kenya. and the terrorists are holding hostages. president obama with sobering remarks on america's gun violence. the small screen's hottest stars were out in full force for the emmy awards. plus, government shutdown ahead. the countdown continues. rihanna's instagram picture leads to an arrest in thailand. and the flute flag comes to texas. bursts of gunfire overnight suggests the bloody siege in kenya could be far from over.
h hostages are reportedly still in the mall in nairobi. and this morning, investigations into possible american involvement in the plot. nbc's ron allen is live in nairobi. good morning. is this standoff showing any signs of letting up? >> reporter: yes. there's every indication that the kenyan government, military, are trying to bring the siege, in its third day, to an end. we've seen a lot of police activity on the perimeter. we're several yards away from the entrance of the mall. we're able to hear explosions and gunfire in the distance. that gives you an idea of the intensity of what's going on down there. the gunman are confined to a small area. we believe there 10 to 15 gunman. and they have managed to free some of the people being held. at this point, numbers are hard
to come by. exact measurements of what's going on there. the bottom line there is that the military, the government have tried to show patience, they say. it's a tricky situation because the innocent civilians are still in there. the death toll has risen to 68, 69. we believe there are 200 injured. and the casualty figures could increase further. i don't know if you're able to hear it, there was gunfire in the distance. that's why i'm trying to get out of the way of this. the soldiers are taking defensive positions, as well. again, a tense situation continuing here in nairobi this morning, as the government tries to bring this hostage situation to an end. veronica? >> ron allen, in nairobi, kenya. do be careful. and president obama begins a week of meetings with world leaders. but sunday, he tried to reset the national debate on gun
reform. the president and first lady met with survivors of the navy yard shooting. it's the president's latest time he was grieving with the country over mass violence. >> as president, i've grieved with five american communities ripped apart by mass violence. ft. hood. tucson. aurora. sandy hook. and now, the washington navy yard. these tragedies are just somehow the way it is. that this is somehow the new normal. we can't accept this. >> the nra's wayne lapierre is pushing for tougher security and more armed guards. he reituated the comments he said after the newtown shooting.
>> when the good guys with guns got there, it stopped. a dramatic rescue in california, courtesy of the u.s. coast guard. the chop ya waters made the trail impassable for three days sunday. so, the coast guard's option was to bring each of the women up in a basket one by one. one woman was swept into the water. but the two others pulled her out of the tide. all three hikers are thankfully okay this morning. a night of big wins. and big upsets at the 65th annual primetime emmy awards. >> "breaking bad." >> reporter: a week before saying good-bye, the cable series "breaking bad" picked up its first emmy as best drama. also part of "breaking bad's" big night. >> anna gunn as best supporting actress. but gunn's co-star missed out
for best actor. it went to jeff dentals, "the newsroom." >> i won the best actor over 50 from the aarp. >> reporter: honors for best actress went to claire danes, her second-straight win for "homeland." in the comedy categories, him parsons won his third emmy. and julia louis dreyfuss made it back-to-back wins for "veep." her fourth career emmy. >> this is so much good fortune. >> "modern family." >> reporter: the nbc sitcom won for a fourth-straight year. stephen colbert and company snapped "the daily show with jon stewart's" run as best variety series. the tune changed for best reality competition series. "the voice."
>> reporter: nbc's singing show, "the voice," won for the first time. the hbo film about the life of liberace won best miniseries. it won best actor for michael douglas, who saluted co-star, matt damon. >> you deserve half of this. you want the bottom or the top? now, here's your "first look," at this morning's dish of "scrambled politics." hillary clinton is opening up to "new york" magazine. it's her first manger interview since leaving the state department. she doesn't reveal if she's running for president. by did say she is considering a bid. but she's not in a hurry to make a decision. maybe her husband can give us further insight. >> somebody may know, but i don't. i'm not one of the people who does. these polls don't mean much. she would be the first to tell you that there's no such thing
as a done deal ever by anybody. but i don't know what she's going to do. >> a conservative super pac is continuing these ads in an attempt to oust house speaker john boehner. the political action committee says the speaker has worked too closely with president obama. is a says boehner refuses to defund obama care. >> i don't think an, in america, we should throw tantrums and threaten to shut down the government and refuse to pay the bills. the american people had a choice between someone who said repeal obama care and president obama. >> this was expected. but now, it's official. sean eldridge has been the facebook co-founder, chris hughes, is running for congress in upstate new york.
but never mentions his marriage or his husband in his debut campaign ad. paul ryan will have a book out next summer. the former v.p. candidate struck a deal with a publisher. public face in the city of boston in the aftermath of the american bombing is resigning. ed davis is stepping down after seven years on the job. "the boston globe" says he will take a part-time teaching job at harvard. and who needs a doctor's note when you have one from the leader of the free world? 5-year-old alana was at the white house, during an event for families of wounded warriors. but to go, she had to miss her first day of kindergarten. she asked the president to give her an excuse. and he did, writing, quote, she was with me. that's going to do it for your morning dish of "scrambled politics." hundreds of flights were canceled at the strongest
typhoon battled landfall. it made landfall in southern china. with sustained wins of 100 miles per hour. chinese authorities have ordered the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. bill karins, now, with yoyour monday forecast. >> it's the beginning of fall. it's going to feel like beautiful fall weather, many sports, as we go around the country. the thing we're watching is this heavy rain that's developed in colorado. this is not causing any epic floods like it did last week. but the first heavy rain event since we had the epic floods a week and a half ago. we'll watch it. but no flash flood warnings for that region. the river levels shouldn't come up much more. in the southeast, you could get rain in the days ahead. as far as the forecast goes, today's okay. and a rainy tuesday and wednesday. chances of showers all week long, from new orleans along
i-10, to jacksonville, tampa, orlando and miami. you want to talk about great weather, veronica, the five-day forecast, for the great lakes, northeast, ohio valley, mid-atlantic, looks fantastic. cool nights and warm afternoons. the end of september will be nearly perfect. >> hello fall. the countdown to a government shutdown. we have the latest on the spending debate. plus, which are the richest and poorest states in america? and how does your income compare? [ male announcer ] when you have sinus pressure and pain,
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welcome back. stories making news this morning. the looming government shutdown was a major topic of debate on "meet the press." bill crystal asked the gop robert gibbs about the debt. >> the house, controlled by the republicans. the senate has done nothing. bun week until the end of the fiscal year.
and the senate has passed no resolution and no appropriation's bills. >> "the wall street journal" summed this up. kamikaze missions are rarely successful, least of all for the pilot. they have no clue what the next step is in that strategy. 75 people are dead after a suicide bomb attack on a church in pakistan. parishioners were leaving when the bomber rushed towards the church entrance. and munich's oktoberfest was in full swing over the weekend. with brass bands playing music, people marching through the streets. and plenty of beer to go around. lots of good times, as well. now, to business news. the average price of a gallon of gas has dropped 6 cents. but san francisco, is paying just the most, at $4. later today, microsoft is
expected to announce new surface tablet computers to compete with the ipad mini and google's nexus 7. a german hacker group called chaos computer club took two days to crack the iphone 5s's finger print reader. abuse of the courtesy led to the change which takes affect october 9th. maryland is the richest state, with the highest median household income. followed by new jersey, alaska, connecticut and hawaii. the poorest five states, include kentucky, alabama, west virginia, arkansas and mississippi. coming up, betty nguyen will have all of your sports highlights. but first, a trivia question for you this morning. nfl teams like the giants, redskins and steelers have all
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let's check in with betty nguyen. did you get that right? >> i didn't. ben roethlisberger, under pressure. he loses the ball. and julius peppers with a 42-yard fumble return touchdown. the undefeated bears win it, 40-23. the colts rally past the 49ers, 27-7. colin kaepernick throws an interception to end the game, over to the lions and redskins. detroit gives them a comfortable lead with a pass to calvin johnson. and a last-second hail mary by rg-3 is -- does it make it? well, nobody, it does not. deflected in the end zone, leaving washington winless. lions on top.
27-20. there were more upsets on sunday. the packers lose the ball, picked up by cincinnati. but cincy's terence newman takes it 58 yards for a t.d. and the giants blanked by the panthers. 38-0. cam newton showing no mercy. and eli manning was sacked a whopping seven times. here's something you don't see every day. after the titans get a touchdown late in the fourth to edge over the chargers, a failed lateral attempt turns philip rivers into, check this out -- what's he about to do? kick the ball? he's a soccer player now. the flags fly and the titans win, 20-17. in baseball, mariano rivera gets a rousing sendoff in the bronx. complete with metallica right there, performing his entrance music, "enter sandman." the all-time leader in saves retired at the end of the season. rivera made a relief appearance
in the top of the eighth. the fly ball is caught. but the yanks lose to san francisco, 2-1. and a huge celebration for hot atlanta. the braves clinch for the first time in eight years. they are a little happy. and in the american league, the oakland a's clinch the american league west title. to nascar and the sprint cup, matt kenseth gets his seventh win of the season and becomes his the second racer to get his 500th start. and he gets a traditional lobster trophy. the annual red bull flutag competition. had competitors plummeting into the water. they have trouble taking flight. the teams gave the wright brothers a run for their money. this one got airborne for a
second. the goal is to put on a good show and have fun. >> and make a splash. it is time for our first look at politics with lynn sweet, bureau chief for "the chicago sun times." good morning. >> good morning. >> seven days away from a potential government shutdown. the office of management and budget have sent out a memo just? case this happens. how likely is the scenario? >> there might be a shutdown for a day or two. then, maybe some short-term resolutions just to extend the deadline. while they keep working at a solution here. >> all right. we're going to have to stay tuned. we want to get to presidential politics. talk about this article that came out in "the new yorker." and decode the somewhat ambiguous language that was used in the hillary clinton interview. will she be running? won't she be? is this locked up for her.
>> i like who showed in that story that she doesn't know it yet, but she is running. so, i think that's kind of -- you don't grant an interview like this unless you want to stay in play. if we can fast forward, i think she'll end up running. and the interview is fascinating because it talks about how this is the prerun stage. >> lynn sweet with "the chicago sun times." always great to speak with you. coming up, bill karins and betty nguyen will be here for "first buzz." [ male announcer ] the biggest news in breakfast is actually tiny.
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time for "first buzz." and betty is talking about sleep this morning which we all need more of. >> we have a lack thereof. but how about this? getting paid $18,000 just to stay in bed. a lot of people would sign up for that. nasa is doing a sleep study. it's not as easy as it sounds. you have to stay in a tilted bed for 70-straight days. where your head is just slightly lower than your feet. and all of this is to examine how weightlessness affects astronaut bodies. $18,000 for 70 days. that's 1,200 bucks a week. >> a tilted bed? >> and for 75 days. >> and it does pay you, right? >> exactly. >> what have you got this morning? talking about the emmys? >> last night, the saddest emmys ever. there was a lot of tributes to fallen stars. one of the funniest moments came
towards the end of the show. >> unfortunately, helen mirren and maggie smith dropped out. and they called me literally 45 minutes ago. and i couldn't find child care, okay. there was a soccer game. a neighbor's birthday party. a nut allergy. i didn't have time to do my hair. it doesn't matter. it's great to be here. >> will ferrell stealing the show with his three sons on stage. and they're saying, maybe they should host the next emmys. >> i think they're the best dressed. >> they are. >> so cute. so cute. i don't know if you guys have seen this. rihanna took an instagram photo with a slow loris. what is a slow loris? >> it looks like a little monkey. they're the cutest little things. but apparently they're supposed to be protected. >> and they can be deadly. their saliva has a toxin which could be fatal. like you said, totally cute. those big eyes. and the two guys --
>> i can't believe betty's seen one before. >> it was in phuket, where rihanna took this picture. >> they're adorable. this is "first look" on msnbc. stay tuned because "way too early" starts right now. can we get a time-out for a second? let me give you a smidge of advice? >> sure. >> look around. take it all in. enjoy every second of this because -- there's a good chance they won't ask you back next year. >> you have to do a song and dance thing. a little tipty tap. >> i am not going to do anything like that. >> okay. >> that's far too gay. >> take your pants off. >> take your pants off. >> twerk it. >> yeah. >> i'm not twerking. i'm not going to do that. that would be degrading.
>> it might be degrading. but we would be degrateful. >> the emmys, a twerk-free zone. neil patrick harris, solid award show humor. we'll break down the winners and losers from primetime's biggest night. we hear more about hillary clinton and a run in 2016. wait until you hear her reported ultimatum regarding anthony weiner. and what's a weekend without ted cruz sound for the weekend news shows. debt ceiling, obama care, yadda, yadda. try the bisque. this is "way too early." i think amy poehler is hysterical. and everyone on the floor thinks i'm overreacting. monday, september 23rd. in case you missed the nfl and late-season baseball, we have you covered. you have to stick around for the