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this morning on "early today," not letting it happen again. president obama renews his push for financial regulation one year after the collapse that started the global economic meltdown. smoke on the water. the coast guard makes a dramatic sea rescue off the coast of texas. and jay-walking. veteran "tonight show" host jay leno prepares for his big move veteran "tonight show" host jay leno prepares for his big move to primetime. captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello and good morning, everyone. i'm dan kloeffler. and today we begin with after the fall. president obama will be unwall street this afternoon to try and kick start stalled efforts to
over haul the financial's regulatory system. it comes on a first anniversary of the lehman brothers collapse. a colossal failure that helped trigger the worst economic crisis in decades. today's spoech will push forex panneded federal authority to oversee risk, and power to take control of failing institutions. it comes as the president continues to press his health care over haul. he showed new confidence on sunday to cbs that congress will pass, these are his words, a good bill. meanwhile, there's another debate brewing in washington this week as house lawmakers consider a resolution of disapproval against republican joe wilson. wilson shouted, you lie during president obama's speech to congress last week. democrats are planning to push that resolution unless the south carolina congressman apologizes again but this time on the house floor. he kutsz democrats of playing
politics. we've been hearing nbc's plan to shake up its primetime plan. tonight is finally the night. "the tonight show" with couple day taking center stage. he headliners jay key, rihanna and jerry seinfeld. gina, good morning to you. i know it's early out there but the excitement certainly building at this hour. >> reporter: oh, it certainly is. and i'm sure audience members are already lining up on the opposite side where jay's show used to be. not too far from where he used to tape "the tonight show." you know, dan, in his new time slot, let's face it, he is going to face pretty tough competition from the scripted dramas that have long been a staple from the final primetime hour. they are betting audiences will want to tune in to see a familiar face that's been bringing them laughs for the
last 17 years. >> we'll see you in september. >> reporter: it was barely three months ago that jaily leno said farewell to the "tonight show." >> it seems like 10 years ago. >> reporter: maybe because there have been near constant reminders about his move to primetime. >> yeah i'm ready to go on. i think the nbc hype machine has done its job. >> reporter: jay leno show will replace nightly dramas with an hour stuffed with even more comedy than his old show. >> people like the monologue, headlines, jay-walking, that stuff. and we have added new things as well. >> reporter: like a massive new studio still being tweaked last week in rehearsals. >> hello. can you fix that. hang on, we're not getting feed. >> reporter: the first guest on the new set will be leno's long-time friend jerry seinfeld. >> he's an icon especially here on nbc. it should make the premier easy. >>reporter: music is also
covered with jay-z, rihanna and can way west. >> if you put a combination of people together that don't usually work together. >> reporter: whether the show works will be up to the viewers some we're not reinventing the wheel here. just maybe putting new twist on it. >> reporter: i did get a chance to be a part of jay leno's test audience last week before he debuted. i can tell you a couple of changes he has on his new show. he has a ban danned that old interview interviewer's desk for ellen comfort type chairs. he also has his own racetrack out back where his celebrity guests will drive. other than that, it is the same old jay, just at a different time. dan? >> a lot of excitement. everyone will be tuned in for that. if you work early morning, set your dvr. you don't want to miss it. don't miss the remere of the much anticipated primetime show tonight at 10:00, 9:00 central time right here on your local nbc station.
here's a look now at other stories making news "early today" in america. the coast guard rescued two men from a burning fishing oat off texas. a rescue helicopter already in flight spotted the smoke. the men were plucked from the life raft, one having suffered burns to 20% of his body. trappers in florida finally caught an evasive boa contributor. the slight 11-foot snake was first seen slithering through the streets eight months ago. they wrangled the 70-pound veeft near a condo complex. if that snake is not claimed it will go to a nature center for educational purposes. the nevada sky was dotted with some brilliantly colored balloons fort great reno balloon race. the event began 28 years ago when 20 balloons took to the sky. this year, 100 hot air enthusiasts joined the festivities.
spe the two held a star trek themed wedding tying the knot aboard a replica of the star ship enterprise. the ceremony took place here on earth. but everyone dressed for the occasion, though. surely an out of this world experience for the two star trek devotees. beam them up. bill, good morning. >> family is looking good, dan. very happy. >> i'll send your best wishes to them. it's cool. takes a lot of effort, a lot of planning. if you're into it, you're into it. >> yes. >> it's not for everyone. >> we don't want to offend all our trekky watchers. let's talk about what's going on weatherwise. hope you had a wonderful weekend. saturday was ugly in the nooempt sunday was great. actually sunday and saturday were pretty nice in the great lakes. down in the southeast has been the problem area. a lot of wet weather down here. showers continue from louisiana down into florida.
and it's going to be cloudy today over areas of georgia and south carolina. but from kentucky i'd say about north carolina north wards, just going to be a gorgeous two-day period here. feeling like summer. temperatures are mild this morning. you do not need the jacket. later this afternoon it's summer weather. mid-80s from chicago all the way to new york city. the only storm area down here along the gulf. that's a look at your national forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. a lot of nice conditions today. and this may be one of the warmer days we're going to see for the rest of the summer. 83 in grand rapids, michigan, 83 in philly, indianapolis. let's keep the trend up. 83 in columbus, ohio. that's your monday forecast, dan. looking pretty good. >> live long and prosper, bill. >> yes. >> all right. thank you. right now in the business world everyone has an eye on the dollar. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. plus, we know kanye west is
good morning, everyone, and welcome back to "early today." i'm dan kloeffler. and here are some of your top headlines this monday morning. this weekend about 50 taliban militants were killed in nato air strikes in western afghanistan. that fighting aim after an ambush that killed three u.s. troops and seven afghan soldiers. two days after president obama imposed tariffs on tires from china, beijing is retaliating by launching investigations into american exports of auto products and chicken parts. now, that's seen as first steps toward imposing tariffs on those products. chinese analysts predicted today
natural rubber imports by china may fall 14% short of forecast thanks to president obama's decision to impose a tariff on 35% of chinese tires. hugo chavez says russia is lending $2 billion to buy weapons. chavez claims the purchase is in response to move more u.s. troops into neighboring colombia. the weapons deal was made on the same trip to moscow during which chavez made venezuela to recognize the independence of two breakaway regions in the country of georgia. and reports vary, but sometime within the next 24 hours, the iraqi journalist who threw his shoes on former president bush is expected to get a hero's welcome as he's let out of jail. it made him something of a celebrity in the arab world. now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day.
the dow opens at 6,605. s is examine p lost 1. nasdaq fell 3 points. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, the nikkei shot down 242 points. and in hong kang, the hang seng tumbled 229 points. on wall street this morning, investors will try to jump start a five-day winning streak that stalled on friday. but uncertainty from overseas trading, that may get in the way. in japan the nikkei sank 2% on the weight of a strengthening yen which it's away at the profit of imported goods sold abroad. the u.s. dollar higher monday at least for now as speculators booked profitses on bets against the currency. the uptick on the dollar sparked more slg in commodities after closing above $1,000. gold futures lost their momentum slipping a half percent during monday's trading. oil continued its downward slide after losing $4 a barrel
last week. crude settled just above $68 a barrel. back home, the price of a gallon of gasoline has been driven down by americans who aren't making the commute. the average price of self-serve is $2.59 on september 11th. it's down 5 cents from august 21st. looking ahead, investors will find out if americans are a little more willing to part with hard-earned dollars and help stabilize the economy. that's when a report on august retail sales is released on tuesday. economists do expect an increase of just over 1% after a drop in july. and finally, what do you get when you combine a roller coaster and french cuisine? a sky-high dinner in paris. for the next two days, fans of good food can enjoy fine cuisine, 165 feet in the air. but this is coming at a pretty steep price. one seat, this is one seat, costs more than $13,000.
bon appetit. tiger on top. a surprise u.s. open champ. and breeze throws bombs. plus, it's immaculate reception the sequel for the denver broncos on opening day. many of us will see a beautiful monday with the exception of the deep south. your regional forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today."
good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." in sports, the chicago bears versus the green bay packers is a classic nfl rivalry to start the season. the game certainly had it all. since it is september, though, about the only thing missing was snow and those bone-chilling temperatures. here's nbc's fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headlines. good morning. it was an exciting opening weekend for the nfl. here we go. we'll get right to it. begin in greenway with the bears and packers. this one went down to the wire. under two minutes to play. aaron rodgers with jens for a 50 yard score. green bay rallied to beat the bears, 21-15. brett favre made his debut for the vikes against the browns. third quarter, hooked up with percy harvin for six yards out. first touchdown for favre and the rookie harvin. check out the old timer in the
end zone. peterson ran for three scores. saints drew breeze had quite a day against the lions. six touchdown passes, two to jeremy shockey. six is the most ever thrown during week one of an nfl season. saints, breeze passed the lines. 45-27. lions lost 18 in a robach to 2007. carolina, eagles beat the panthers but lost part of that on this touchdown road. mcnabb fractured a rib. didn't return. he'll be evaluated today. michael vick not eligible to play until week 3. wild finish, broncos/bengals. kyle orton aired it out. pass deflected. look what i found. stoically handed a gift to score an 87 yard game-winning touchdown. broncos shocked the bengals, 21-7. tiger woods sixth victory of the year.
women's final u.s. open. kim clijsters made history becoming the first unseeded woman to win the open. took two years off to have a child, won in straight sets. match point a forehand smash. she was unranked before the match but will be in the top 25 after winning her second u.s. open. that's your early look at sports on "early today." i'm fred roggin. thank you, fred. a reliable box office performer performs once again this weekend. your early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. plus, these groms can barrel a governmenty two foot with the best of them. you're watching "early today."
welcome back on this monday. hope you had a wonderful weekend. it's going to be a warm summer day. we're going to be 86 in d.c. that's almost air-conditioning weather. 80s in new york, norfolk, charlotte. and chicago to detroit, cleveland area, too. a chance of rain mostly in the deep south. that will continue on tuesday in the same area. looks like a nice start to the week in many, many locations. well, if you're watching wilx, news 10, lansing, michigan, discover the differences between atoms and molecules and build your own on connecting with chemistry in the impression 5 science center. >> thank you, bill. now here's a look at this
morning's headlines in entertainment. if there's any player who is a box office lock these days, got to be tyler perry. his second number 1 movie of 2009 as i can do bad all by myself took in $24 million. he not only wrote and directed but stars as his nasty cross-dressing al ter ego, madea. the horror flick sore report row sixth with a disappointing $5.3 million. kate beckinsale whiteout just washed out in seventh place with just over $5 million. well, finally kanye west has taken his notorious bad sportsmanship to a new low essentially. at last night's mtv music awards when taylor swift won and was mid speech, he jumps up and protests in favor of bope yann say's video. he was booed by the crowd. she called up swift to finish
that speech that west had interrupted. justice served. this from knsd in san diego, where in nearby del mar doingy dudes took to their boards to hang 20 for a pretty good cause. thousands of spectators lined the speech for the fourth annual surf dog surf a thon. the length of the ride, size of the wave. even the costume-clad canines raised $47,000 last year. not bad. i'm dan kloeffler, and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station.
[captioning made possible by constellation energy] >> a very good monday morning to you. hope you're doing well today. we have nice, quiet weather and gorgeous sunny skies starting out this week. beautiful conditions now. a whole lot of noing going on on h.d. doppler. high pressure is protecting us from any precipitation. that will hold up for the first half of this week. then we're going to see the rainy, cooler weather by the end of the week. 54 in york, pennsylvania. 68, downtown. 61, the airport. 79 to 85 today so it will be warmer than normal. but plenty of sun out there. the sun will be up this morning shortly before 7:00, 6:47. it will set tonight at 7:16. a nice day in store for us. tonight, clear skies, 59 to 66. another good day tomorrow. then i'll talk about the change that's expected for midweek. stay tuned for the details in
your seven-day forecast. >> 4:57. here's a look ahead to 11 news today. >> a deadly weekend in baltimore city. the dubious milestone it marked and reaction from the mayor. >> i'm brook hart in washington. president obama today goes to new york to talk reform. not health care reform but regulatory reform. that story coming up. >> and we're tracking an early morning accident. we'll update you on that, how it's impacting traffic and
[captioning made possible by constellation energy] >> good morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. >> we'll get to our big story. first a check of the forecast with sandra shaw. yesterday was a winner, that's for sure. >> all the way around. what great football conditions. go will hav ravens. thank goodnes