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>> we'll have local updates throughout the morning. >> thanks for spending your morning with us. have a great day. "today" show starts right now. good morning. breaking overnight, ratcheting down the rhetoric. defense secretary james mattis saying diplomacy is working in the north korea crisis, after the president doubles down on the fire and fury warning. >> if anything, maybe that statement wasn't tough enough. >> is there hope for a peaceful end. mystery deepens. a canadian official being treated for a hearing loss after the suspected acoustic attack on the diplomats there. the cuban government denying anything. who was behind the them? taylor swift lashes out at the radio deejay fired for
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allegedly groping her. did her testimony hurt or help? plus the driver behind the wheel in this seven-story plunge. the police officer caught on camera. and the scholarship surprise you won't want to miss. today, friday, august 11th, 2017. >> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. >> and that scholarship story is just what the doctor ordered for this friday. can't wait to tell you about that. >> it certainly is. let's tell you about our top story. new developments in the north korea crisis, while president trump toughened his message to kim jong-un, his defense secretary seems to be stepping
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back from trump's dire warnings. we have coverage starting with peter alexander. good morning. >> reporter: one week into his working vacation, president trump is clearly in a talkative mood. yesterday, when his press secretary held up a sign that said one more question, the president plowed ahead and took one after another, for minutes more. defied his critics, stepping up his rhetoric against north korea. and calling the repeal and replace of obamacare disgraceful. president trump, doubling down on his fire and fury threat against north korea. later, sharpening his words for kim jong-un. he disrespected our country greatly. he said things that are horrific. >> reporter: the president upping the ante, saying he would strike guam. >> if he does something in guam, it will be an event, the likes
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of which, what nobody's seen before. it's not a dare. it's a statement. >> reporter: late thursday, james mattis with a different tone than the president's tough stance, arguing american diplomacy is working. >> it's gaining diplomatic results. i want to stay right there, right now. the tragedy of war is well enough known. it doesn't need another characterization beyond the fact it would be catastrophic. >> reporter: the president at his golf club in bed minister, meeting the press, not once, but twice. unplugged an unfiltered. saying he has no plans to fire robert mueller. >> i want them to get on with the task. but i want the senate and the house to come out with their finds. i didn't whip because of russia. >> reporter: on vladimir putin, saying 750 diplomats, retribution for sanctions. >> i want to thank him because
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we're cutting payroll. >> reporter: on banning transgender in the military. >> i think i'm doing the military a favor. >> reporter: but saving his top dig for mitch mcconnell, who he blasted for not repealing obamacare. >> i'm disappointed in mitch. >> reporter: that public wipe, following this from mcconnell earlier this week. >> our new president has not been in this line of work before. and i think had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen. >> reporter: the president here wa waging war on the opioid epidemic, calling it a national crisis, blamed for the death of hubs of americans every day. back on north korea, he is expected to meet with nikki haley at his bed minister
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property. let's look more closely at this crisis, with north korea. one of guam's top government officials is issuing a call for calm, amid north korea's threats to attack that u.s. territory. nbc's miguel almaguer is there this morning. >> reporter: here in streets and the beaches are busy at this hour. taking the threats in stride, saying there's nothing they can do but sit and wait. ballistic missiles said to be aimed 20 miles off of the sun-kissed beaches of guam could be coming in a week, according to the latest threats from north korea's military. today, after another day of fiery rhetoric -- >> maybe it wasn't tough enough. >> reporter: -- it's business as usual, on an island dependant on tourists. >> i'm not too worried about it. i'm confident that the u.s. will
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protect us. >> reporter: 20 miles offshore, where the missiles can fall, tour boat owners worry that even a threat can hurt business. they're grateful the military the nearby. nearly 7,000 u.s. service members are stationed here. the air force, navy and coast guard all have facilities on an island only 30 miles long. the stronghold is known as the tip of the spear, the most western military base on u.s. soil. also protecting the island, thaad, an incoming missile defense system, that in testing has a 100% success rate. >> our motto is ready to fight. our wing mission is to provide president trump any options and air power across all of the spectrums of the battlefield. >> reporter: this morning, it's not just guam under threat. >> i'm bill neely in seoul, where people are relieved the u.s. won't act against north korea without consulting them. but they're debating whether
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they shouldn't have their own nuclear weapons. there's no panic here. but they're desperate for all of the tough talk to stop. >> reporter: back in guam, there are new concerns for many who live in this u.s. territory. >> i don't know what's going to happen and i'm scared. >> reporter: there is no new warning system in place. for now, guam relying on 15 sirens like these. alerting those in low-lying areas, like beaches, they must quickly find safer ground. but if north korea launched four ballistic missiles, a threat they are examining, they could hit guam just 14 minutes. still, the governor says, no need to panic. do you sleep well at night? >> i sleep very well at night. >> reporter: this morning, a plea to stay calm. for a small island in the crosshairs of a serious global threat. with tourists hitting restaurants and bars, some
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hotels including our own, are testing internal paging systems inside guest rooms. that are looking for a way to notify the public in the event of an incoming threat. savannah, back to you. >> i'm sure that's unserving. miguel, thank you. this morning, there's new developments into the investigation of what could have caused u.s. diplomats in cuba to lose their hearing. now, the canadian government is saying some of its staff may have been victimized by what's called acoustic attacks. kerry sanders is in miami with this. good morning. >> good morning. this morning, there are more questions than answers in the strange case of the mysterious hearing loss among some u.s. employees at the u.s. embassy. as well as others who have complained of feeling nauseous. this morning, it's unclear how many staff at the u.s. embassy in havana have lost their hearing and if the damage will be permanent.
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>> we don't know exactly where this came from. okay? we can't blame any individual or a country at this point yet. an investigation is under way. we take that very seriously. >> reporter: former spies and intelligence officers tell nbc news, it sounds like a misuse of cold war technology. sound waves that can cause people to lose their balance and feel ill. >> it sounds like something, where our diplomats in cuba were being harassed by cuban intelligence. and the technology just got out of their hands a little bit. the intent was not necessarily to harm american diplomats. it was to make them feel uncomfortable. nauseous, and dizzy. >> reporter: the cuban government announcing it is not responsible and now is investigating. how is it someone might be targeted but not hear the attack? >> if you can hear this tone, raise your hand? >> reporter: by age 10 we lose
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our ability to hear ultrahigh frequencies. it's why adriana can hear what i cannot. even though i couldn't hear the higher frequency, were i exposed to it for a long period of time, it could cause -- >> hearing loss and loss of balance. >> reporter: the constant sound waves were triggered by a third company. some have suggested even russia, with a recent history of painful harassment against u.s. diplomats. >> we did kick out two cuban diplomats. that was to send a message this will not happen again. this seems like a mistake on the part of cuban intelligence. >> reporter: this morning, u.s. investigators and canadian investigators are sharing notes back and forth to see if there may have been some listening device that also sent out an ultrahigh frequency. and over a period of time, that frequency may have unintentionally harmed people in its path.
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matt? >> as you said, a lot more questions than answers right now. kerry, thank you very much. a lot more to get to this morning, including new orleans, under a state of emergency this morning. the city's water pumping system is malmalfunctioning. and with more rain in the forecast, officials say some neighborhoods are in danger of serious flooding. the city has only one working turbine, which provides power to trainage pumps. so, schools are closed today as a precaution. there will be more testimony in the case of a hazing death at penn state university. this follows a stunning development on thursday, when a detective suggested someone intentionally erased key surveillance video from the night in question. kristen dahlgren is at the white house this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, matt. an attorney for the piazza family is calling this a monumental cover-up. and the district attorney tells me additional charges could come
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soon for one of the defendants expected any minute here for today's hearing. on day four of the hearing, a courtroom shocker. the detective claiming that the surveillance system from the basement of the fraternity, characterized as malfunctioning, was intentionally destroyed, two days after timothy piazza's death. on the stand thursday, the detective asked, what happened to the footage in the basement. responding, it appears to be deleted. adding one of the identified suspects is one of the defendants in the courtroom. the fbi is analyzing the security system. >> the big question becomes what was so bad on it that it needed to be deleted, versus what we've seen that was horrible. >> reporter: video from other cameras on the first floor of the house has been the crux of the prosecution's case. allegedly fraternity brothers forc forced timothy piazza to drink
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in excess. and ignored his skrinjuries aft he fell into the basement. >> it's a game-changer if we see on the videotape the kind of things we see on the first floor, we'll know what happened to tim piapiazza. >> reporter: charges for 18 fraternity brothers range from manslaughter to evidence tampering, in a case highlighting the darker side of greek life. penn state is conducting its own investigation. the hearing now entering its fifth day. the defendants have denied all charges. and defense attorneys argue any new footage would show nothing more than a tragic accident. >> i'm not concerned because i suspect it will show young people having a party. >> reporter: so, this morning, four more defense attorneys get to cross-examine that detective. if they wrap it up, the judge
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will rule on whether or not this will go to a full trial. >> kristen dahlgren, thank you very much. there's new fallout connected to the controversial memo questioning google's controversy examining gender relations. >> reporter: this was a sudden change. just minutes before it was scheduled to start, the ceo of google canceled an all-hands meeting, citing the safety of employees. the meeting was scheduled to address the controversy around an internal memo, written by james demore, saying women were underrespected in tech because of genter differences. he was fired for violatining google's coat of conduct. he's filed a labor complaint. and he plans to sue google now.
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and alt-right groups are threatening to go after them. some google employees became concerned about openly asking questions at this town hall, given that firestorm and the event was canceled. now, the ceo says he plans to hold conversations in smaller far rums to get to the bottom of this. now, more on the shocking video. we showed you this at the top of the show. that near-disaster when a woman's car plunged seven stories to the ground. jacob rascon has that story for us. jake, what happened? >> reporter: good morning. the incident happened a couple weeks ago, but police just released the video. it happened behind me in this valley. police say a woman driving a bmw hit the gas instead of the break, narrowly missing another driver parking below in this alley. terrifying moments caught on
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camera. surveillance video shows a car slamming into the ground, moments after falling from an austin, texas, parking garage. the suv driven by william binrc. >> i take it you didn't see it coming? >> no, but i heard it. >> reporter: the sedan crashing into the pavement before clipping the back end of his suv. >> i was on the speakerphone with my fam when this happened. i said, i have to go. >> reporter: the bmw same to rest on its roof. bystanders frantically kming to the aid of the driver. police believing the woman driving the bmw mistakenly hit the gas pedal instead of the brake, causing the car to break through the barriers. almost a year ago, a similar incident happened at the same
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garage. in that case, a wire wrapped around his tire and left the suv dangling on the pseuside of the garage. after the first incident, police issued a citation, citing unsafe cable systems. after the second incident, the owner installed barriers filled with water. the driver suffered serious injuries but amazingly survived. guys, back to you. >> thank you very much. seven stories is a long way to fall. in a car. >> sounds like she's dealing with injuries. let's turn to al. nice to have you with us. >> it's nice to be had. we have thousand showers and thunderstorms for our friends out west. 10 million people with flood watches and warnings, from oklahoma city to atlanta. we have a frontal system pushing down, going to be bringing
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showers and thunderstorms, especially down through the gulf coast. new orleans, you're going to look at heavy rain. with the turbine failures, that's a big problem. the midwest and the east, as the front moves that way. we are looking for showers, in the mid-atlantic states, gusty winds into sunday and pressed back down into the southeast. through sunday, looking at three to five inches of rain along the carolina coastline. and back into the mrab plains, amarillo to paris,
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grab your sunglasses bullet keep an eye on the sky. we'll be in and out of sunshine. there's a chance of an afternoon shower in the suburbs, better chance of scattered showers possibly thunderstorms in the lee high valley. but they may hold off until this evening. lots of sunshine up the shore, 77. and a dry one for delaware with partly sunny sky at 83. have a great day. latest weather. guys? >> al, thank you very much. 14 co coming up, her side of the story. taylor swift's unflinching testimony against the deejay fired for allegedly groping her. and a report on lithium batteries after that purse explosion at a city council meeting.
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♪ good friday morning. it's 7:26. let's talk about the weather. first alert weather bill henly has it. bill. >> you can see clear of any rain. allenten, getting some reason drops. there's a chance we'll see some scattered showers especially this afternoon. the weekend, turning stormy tomorrow. showers and thunderstorms. and we clear out nicely for sunday. >> jessica boyington has you covered. delays here still following an earlier crash.
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just after this -- >> all right, jessica, thank you. happening today a court hearing for the fraternities brothers accused in the death of a pledge inpen state will resume. saying that camera footage was deleted. piasa had fallen down the basement stairs. investigators are trying to rerecover the footage. 18 frat brothers in all are charged in some way. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. join us from 4 to 7:00 a.m. "today" show continues. thanks for watching. have a great day. whoooo.
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it's august 11th, 2017. it's a friday morning. doesn't it feel good to say that? >> it does. it's a busy morning. we'll start with headlines, with president trump doubling down on his fire and fury warning to kim jong-un, other leaders are urging calm on both sides. overnight, chinese officials called on the u.s. and north korea to tone down the rhetoric to reduce the tension. and overnight, a jetblue flight had to make an emergency landing in buffalo when a passenger smelled a strange odor on the flight and three members of the crew became ill. they were sent to the hospital to be checked out.
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an investigation into the odor is under way. and new video shows the moment a south carolina police officer was shot multiple times new year's day in 2017. quincy smith responding to a suspicious person call, when he spotted the suspect, who refused to comply with the officer's commands. >> i'm not playing with you. take your hands out of your pocket. take your hands out of your pocket. shots fired. >> officer smith was shot several times in both arms and the neck. he managed to run back to his vehicle where he can be heard giving a message to his family. >> tell my family i love them. officer smith survived. he has since recovered from his wounds. the shooter was convicted this week of attempted murder and was sentenced to 35 years in prison. >> takes a lot of courage to keep on going like that. now, to the latest in the taylor swift groping trial
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getting attention. the pop star took the stand thursday. and she did not hold back. she described what she called a horrifying a enshocking encounter with a then-deejay. joe fryer is at the white house for us in denver. good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. during her one hour of testimony, taylor swift repeated her intention again. saying that a deejay reached beneath her skirt when posing for a photo four years ago. on the stand, taylor swift had testimony more explicit than her music. it was a belong grab. he stayed latched on my bare expletive cheek. she said she was groped during this photo during a preconcert meet and greet. the picture was introduced into evidence this week. swift told the court, this is a
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photo with him with his hand up my skirt. pressed on why she didn't immediately say something when the photo was taking, instead of waiting until the meet and greet was over. swift said, i couldn't have with the fans overhearing what i was saying. when mueller's attorney pointed out she could have taken a break. yes. and your client could have taken a normal photo. about 30 spectators showed up to watch her testimony. >> i have no reason not to believe her. i think she was very honest up there. seemed honest to me. >> reporter: swift never reported the allegation to police. but her rep told the station kygo. two days later, he was fired. in 2013, mueller filed a civil suit against the singer and her team, saying they cost him his career. >> we did a fair investigation into an accusation. and i don't know how you sue her for us firing you.
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>> reporter: in court this week, mueller testified he never gr b groped swift or reached under her skirt, saying his closed hand touched her rib cage. saying her skirt is not ruffled. but the pop star held firm. this was not jostling. he did not touch my rib. at one point, telling mueller's attorney, i'm not going to let you or your client make me feel in any way that this is my fault. >> she was very confident in the stand. you heard about a lawyer badgering a witness. this was the first time i've seen a witness badger the lawyer. >> reporter: swift said it appeared mueller had a few c cocktails before posing for that photo. this week, mueller testified he had no alcohol before the meet and greet. this trial is scheduled to go into next week. >> keep us posted, joe. mr. roker, how about a check of the weather. >> august has started off kind of cool. not a lot of heat to talk about.
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it's going to stay that way. for example, we're looking at temperatures from the plains into the midwest, that stay below 90 degrees. oklahoma city, 86. paducah, 81. and 87 in raleigh. 84 in atlanta. it stays cool into saturday and into next week. new york city will stay into the low to mid-80s. boston, in the low to mid-80s. charlotte, memphi s, better chance of scattered showers, possibly thunderstorms in the lee high valley. but they may hold off this evening. lots of sunshine at the shore, up to 77 and a dry one for
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delaware. have a great day. >> get the weather anytime you need it this weekend. check it out with our friends at the waetd channel. coming up, a concert scare for britney spears when a man storms the stage. first, a new "rossen reports" in the wake of the dangerous battery explosion at a city counsel meeting. what you can do to
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♪ we're back, 7:40 this morning on "rossen report." new warnings after a cell phone battery burst into flames during a city council meeting in nevada. >> jeff rossen has more on this. good morning to you.
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>> reporter: we showed you the video on thursday in this show. a woman's purse exploding as she sat in a city counscil meeting. it was a misfunctioning battery, sparking a warning. it's the same kind of battery that we use every day. this morning, why the batteries keep exploding and how to prevent it from happening to you. all seemed normal at this city council meeting in nevada tuesday night. until -- this woman's purse suddenly explodes into flames. she jumps up, throwing her purse to the ground. >> she was in shock because it happened so fast. she was on fire. her purse was on fire. and it was kind of a crazy scene. >> reporter: witnesses say the woman ran outside. her clothes, still on fire. >> here's part of her shirt that was -- i tore off her. >> reporter: the fire chief said she was only burned on the leg, treated at the scene and sent
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home. now, emergencies after the aftermath. investigators looking at her purse. you can see a hole burned right through it. police say it was a malfunctioning battery inside the bag. and we've seen it before. case after case. batteries violent i exploding. watch this man standing at the counter of this kentucky convenient store when his pocket bursts into flames. the battery of his e-cigarette inside erupted. and this man in california, riding the bus when the battery in his e-cigarette blows up in his lap. the cu cull pratt, lit yam ion batteries. to find out, we have been inv e invited here at underwriters
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laboratory. you have to wear safety glasses in here. and you're about to see what it looks like for the first time when the batteries explode. first up, the crush test. can the battery stand the heavy force. >> did you realize you had that much energy in your pocket. >> reporter: and the overcharging test. overcharging the batteries can cause them to explode like this. >> we're overcharging this battery, which is something you can do if you use the wrong charger. >> reporter: within minutes, you see the heat building. our battery puffing up. and then -- that frightened me. watch again in slow-motion. a powerful explosion and fireball. what should consumers do? >> they follow the instructions that the manufacture gives them. use the proper charger with that battery. >> reporter: simple tips to prevent this from happening to you. savannah was asking, why does this keep happening. good question.
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experts say it's mostly from overheating. you don't want to keep the batteries in your pocket where it can get hot. especially loose lithium batteries. if people charge it on their beds. never charge your laptop or your phone on your bed. >> why? >> it can overheat and fabric is catching fire. >> you talk about overcharging. i plug my phone in when i go to bed. and i take it off in the morning. it probably reached 100% were four or five hours. is that overcharging? >> it could be. but experts say this is where you need to get the charger from apple or from samsung. if the charger isn't correct, that kind of overcharging can lead to an explosion. it's about having the right charger. >> i charge my laptop and be hot. >> that's why you don't want to keep it anywhere warm. >> that's a good warning. >> stop charging you phone. >> i'll bet up in the night and
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good morning. i'm tracy davidson. a couple minutes before 8:00. let's check with bill henley with your first alert weather forecast. bill. >> cool to start with. we're in the 60s and low 70s. 71 right now in wilmington. there's a chance we'll see some scattered showers in the serb,s this afternoon. better chance of seeing showers in the lee high valley. and really increases tonight and tomorrow. >> let's check with jessica boyington. >> jessica. >> we got through early morning crashes and now pretty much in the clear. 17 minutes on the southbound side from the wood haven road.
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speeds there in the 40s, but in the light 40s. tracy back to you. thank you. developing right now, police are looking for a driver who rolled up alongside another car at a philadelphia intersection, shot the driver of that car and then took off. it happened in the oxford circle neighborhood of philadelphia. the driver in very critical condition at the hospital. police looking for a white buick sedan. happening tonight the megamillions jackpot drawing worth $382 million. it's not the only big lottery prize up for grabs. tomorrow nights power ball drawing is worth a top prize of $356 million. it's the first time both jackpots are more than $300 million at the same time. join us on nbc today from 4 to
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, upping the ante. president trump not only delivering another warning to north korea but raising the stakes. >> if anything, maybe that statement wasn't tough enough. >> so, is there any room left for diplomacy? plus, stage crasher -- scary moment in las vegas, when a man storms the stage at a britney spears concert. what the pop star is saying about the dangerous incident. and roughing it. our "summer of yes," takes megyn kelly and her family out of the city and into the wilderness. >> there's something about being in the woods. this is soul-renewing. >> today, friday, august 11th,
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2017. ♪ >> it's your birthday. guess what. it's your birthday. how old are you? 28. >> old are are you? > >> 11. >> you're here from 08. ♪ >> this is the first thing you did, coming in from vegas. >> that's it. >> what happens in new york, stays in new york. >> you're a future al. you'll have to gain some weight and lose some hair. hi to everybody back home. >> hi, everyone. >> that was weak. try it again. >> hi, everyone. >> still weak. >> hi, everyone. [ cheers and applause ] >> this time, with feeling. >> exactly. welcome back, everyone. thanks for joining us on "today" on this friday morning. >> nice to have you along. >> nice crowd outside. let's get right to your news at
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8:00. there's an awful lot going on. pru president trump is not easing up on his words to north korea. he spoke out on the crisis on thursday. and touch on the russia investigation and investigation with a key figure in his own party. kristen welker has this covered. good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. and president trump is escalating his war of words with korea yet again. just moments tweeting, military solutions are fully in place. locked and loaded. hopefully kim jong-un will find another path. that tweet coming after a wide ranging "q" and "a" with president trump unplugged. with fresh fire and new fury. >> north korea better get their act together. >> reporter: president trump, provocative, doubling down on this threat to north korea. >> they will be met with fire and fury. if anything, maybe that statement wasn't tough enough. >> reporter: now, taking on kim
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jong-un personally. >> with me, he's not kwgetting away with it. he got away with it for a long time. he's not getting away with it. it's a new ball game. >> reporter: unleashing this ultimat ultimatum, as the rogue nation threatens the territory of guam. >> he does something in guam, it will be an event the likes of which nobody has seen before, what will happen in north korea. >> reporter: the president would not say whether that meant he'd launch a pre-emptive strike. but his secretary of defense stressed diplomacy. >> the american effort is diplomatically led. the tragedy of war is known. >> reporter: but adding -- >> we're ready. >> reporter: mr. trump weighed in on a range of issues, including his biggest challenge back at home, the russia probe. bushing back against collusion. >> there was no collusion between us and russia. in fact, the opposite. russia spent a lot of money on
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fighting me. >> reporter: and for the first time insisting he has no plans to fire special counsel robert mueller. >> i'm not dismissing anybody. >> reporter: and may have raised some eyebrows, for appearing to praise russian president vladimir putin, who made 700 diplomats leave moscow. >> i would like to thank him. we're trying to cut down on payroll. >> reporter: the president weighing in on a domestic battle, not holding back firing on mitch mcconnell. >> i'm disappointed in mitch. repeal and replace of obamacare should have taken place. it should have been on my desk the first week i was there. >> reporter: the president declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency. and he defended his decision to ban transgender troops from the u.s. military. but north korea will be front and center again today, when he meets with his ambassador to the
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u.n. nikki haley. matt? >> a lot of subjects to talk about. kristen, thanks for wrapping it up. there were frightening moments when a train fire broke out in london. smoke poured from a train car. at least four people had to be treated for smoke inhalation. the official cause is under investigation. but at this time, it's not treated as suspicious. you want a feel-good story on a friday morning? this is a good one. it's about a college football who spends time giving back to people in his community. this week, it was time to give back to justin with a reward he didn't see coming. it's the moment that shows a heartwarming moment. he is not just a player for the minnesota football team, he's a backup kicker, who has yet to play in a single game.
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but earlier this week, justin's whole team lifted him in celebration. he's a regular volunteer at masonic hospital in minneapolis. his coach, p.j. fleck, brought in one of just bijustin's patiee surprise. written on that t-shirt, an expression of gratitude for this most valuable player, granting him a full scholarship for his final year. [ cheers and applause ] but no reaction could match the one from justin's mom. [ screams ] coach fleck says he hopes the moment inspires the team. >> you're looking at what two examples of what our culture can do. what we can do for other people. >> reporter: justin telling us the gesture will help him fulfill his own dreams. >> i'm studying a human sources
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degree. to continue that and help people the rest of my life. >> i love that. >> universities don't give scholarships to everybody. they're limited. and to recognize that a guy deserves a scholarship for as much of what he does off the field as what he will do on the field, i love that coach, too. >> me, too. and the players lifting him up. a postgame celebration for what he did in life. a lot more to get to this morning, including what we learned about the mid concert scare for britney spears. and megyn kelly takes us on a road trip with her family. and a way to cash in on cleaning out the they say glory awaits at the finish but what about the start? that moment you suck up all that doubt that fear all those reasons why not
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>> i staalways start a weekend h a trend. >> you ready? >> i'm ready. >> buzz feed. great roundup today. a list of movies that would have been over in five minutes if they were made in 2017. all right. advances in modern technology would make some of our favorite plot lines unreasonable and unthinkable. here's an example. "the wizard of oz" could it have taken place today? >> why not? >> dorothy would have put emerald city into google maps and walked directly to the wizard. >> and still wouldn't have gotten past the guy at the gate. >> it would be the wonderful world of waze. >> you're getting the hang of it. >> let me give you other movies. here we go. "sixteen candles." >> it wouldn't work today. it would be on another network. >> why won't -- >> facebook reminders. >> facebook notifications.
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there's no chance anyone would have forgotten samantha's birthday and ruined her day, starting off the plot. you're fading. "pretty woman," would it have worked today? >> it's the oldest profession. >> no. same problem. edward and vivian wouldn't have met because edward would have looked up directions on his phone, never gotten lost and had to ask for directions. >> sometimes that gps throws you off. >> true. here's a better one. "mrs. doubtfire." would it happen today? >> it could happen. but he wouldn't be allowed to serve. i made it trendy and topical. i've combined everything. >> you really did. >> none of us are going near it. >> i'm sorry. >> miranda would have googled mrs. doubtfire and found she didn't exist. >> all of these are the same answer. >> no, they aren't. how about this? "home alone"?
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>> he would have texted her. >> two seconds after they realized they left him alone, he would have texted his parents. and they would have come home. >> you never texted somebody and not have an answer? >> exactly. >> complicated. >> did you enjoy that? >> it was so much fun. a lot of fun. you can't tell. but on the inside, i'm bubbling. >> i can see that. >> joy. >> you can feel it? >> yes. wait until you see "pop start." >> let's begin with britney spears. she had a scare during her las vegas show, when a man rushed the stage. the whole moment was caught on camera. take a look. as she witnessed the incident, britney's knees buckled. her backup dancers and security attempted to hold him down. the 37-year-old man was asked to leave the concert before the incident. he was arrested for trespassing.
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britney eventually returned to the stage to finish the show. now, to els vvis presley -- >> he was asked to leave but didn't leave. >> they asked him to leave earlier and returned. >> that's your biggest fear in the world? >> my biggest fear is that i will jump up on stage at a britney concert. i just don't want to be tackled. you know how many times i've been asked to leave? >> you see what i'm doing? >> i should have figured. we're going to talk about elvis. a new documentary about the king is ahead this weekend. it's brought to us by natalie nor ral le mo morales. and we have a sneak peek of a conversation with linda thompson, his former girlfriend. >> it was lisa marie. she said, my daddy's dead. and my brother took the phone from her. and said, you need to come home. >> you can catch "elvis behind
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closed doors." and finally, channing tatum. the "magic mike" actor is busting some moves. this time, at a convenience store. he was on the road when he made a pit stop and made one woman's day. take a look. >> can we turn up the music. and get it going? ♪ >> i love it. channing live streamed the video on his facebook page. nothing better than a little dance party. thank you, beatrice. >> that's your "pop start." >> getting some gas. and she's like, channing tatum? >> she kept her cool. >> i did that at a 7-eleven. but i was asked to leave. >> once again. >> always. this is a good one t, on is daly click."
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the indianapolis police academy face many challenges in their training. perhaps the toughest of all, is the chicken test. an officer walking up and down rows of cadets, squeezing a chicken in their faces. anyone who cracks a smile has to hold a plank. this tests the cadets' demeanor. they can't crack. can you do that? >> i thought they were going to hit them with the chicken. >> assault with a chicken. >> just a -- >> not even close. >> didn't work. >> you didn't. >> it means that -- >> what's this mean? >> that you can protect us. you would be a great cop. that's a great test. >> why don't you do it over there? >> you know what's shocking? you touched that chicken not knowing where it's been. >> i will touch chickens. >> okay. >> enough. >> you're breaking.
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she is starting to break. do whatever you want to do. >> we're going to talk to you. you're back in our next half hour. >> co-hosting. >> another big year with "america's got talent." >> it's a huge year. a huge year. tuesday, we start live. and this has been an epic year. some epic talent. and it's been probably the most emotional, moving year that we have had. i think our ratings were going through the roof. we're bigger than we've ever been. and my golden buzzer from last year is still blowing up and becoming a new golden buzzer. christian, this young boy, keeping my fingers crossed for him. we were talking before we went on. you know, there is -- >> we did a story on a contestant who is fantastic. >> kechi. >> yes. >> this is probably one of the most moving -- it's amazing. i live by what nike says. that's just do it.
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so many people don't show up to things. this is the most aspiring, inspirational girl. she was in a plane crash. only two survivors. 130 people died. everybody in her class. just 16 years old. the most horrific story. but she's so beautiful. just this human being that came through this and is just thriving. when you hear her voice. >> she walked on your stage and blew everyone away with this voice of an angel. >> i'm not that emotional. i cried watching her and listening to her with joy and heartbreak. just aspirations. >> it's been a good year. >> a great year. tuesday. >> thanks for sharing that. >> don't bring that to the 9:00 hour. >> no. >> don't touch my chicken. >> you can watch "america's got talent" tuesday and wednesdays here. mr. roker? >> show you the maps of what's happening.
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we have this invest area, 99-l. it has a 50% chance of developing in the next five days. the development zone brings it close to the southeastern united states. but luckily, a cold front should push through and steer it out to sea just as we get ready to enter the teeth of the hurricane season. th good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. grab your sunglasses but keep an eye on the sky. we'll be in and out of clouds. we'll get enough sunshine to warm up to 84 degrees this afternoon. there is a chance of an afternoon shower in the suburbs. a better chance of scattered showers, possibly thunderstorms, in the lehigh valley. but they may hold off until this evening. jersey up to 83 degrees, partly sunny skies and lots of sunshine at the shore. up to 77. a dry one for delaware with partly sunny skies, up to 83. have a great day! >> and that is your latest weather. savannah? >> all right, al. we have more of our "summer of yes" series to get to.
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it's about tackling things we always wanted to try. >> this morning, rning, it's me kelly's turn. she's at wral, our affiliate in raleigh, north carolina. >> for my "summer of yes," i wanted to take my family on a road trip. to remember what it's like to commune with nature and to reconnect with some of my fondest childhood memories. >> off we go on our camping adventure. i like our ride. how does it look? sadly, i haven't spent a lot of time outdoors since i moved to new york. >> my gosh. >> reporter: just like riding a bike. i feel like the disconnect. and i miss it. safety first. now, if we can just figure out how to put it into drive. >> it's okay if you drive now. >> reporter: and we're off. ♪ >> you guys hanging on back there? >> yeah. >> reporter: i wanted to go camping because it's all we ever
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did growing up. as long as i live, those will be some of my fondest memories. so, we head off to make more memories. out of the big city in a 35-foot behemo behemoth. ♪ was sad when the great ship went down ♪ >> reporter: getting there is half the fun. sort of. >> did you bring any wine? >> no. that was a mistake. what kind of wine do you want? >> something earthy that will go with the berries and nuts that you forage. >> reporter: tequila it is. >> this thing practically drives itself. >> look how pretty it is. >> reporter: something about being in the woods, under the sun, in the dirt. >> welcome to the woods. i'm dave. >> reporter: our guide, dave, teaches cityfolk how to time the wild. >> are you ready to go?
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>> yeah. >> are we going to survive the night? >> reporter: we should. it's as big as you are. all right. lucky for us, dave hasn't lost a client yet. our first order of business, find shelter. >> our wilderness background is very brief. we're in our first nfew hours o it. >> can i stick to this one. >> reporter: we're learning lots. like the fact that when you're 4 -- everything is fascinating. i see a bug. >> he's so tiny. >> reporter: and takes a while. keep going. you coming? let's go. you coming? >> my gosh. >> reporter: how do you raise happy children? you have to make all these deposits. this is a huge deposit. what are you looking for out here? >> snakes. bears. dragons. worms. >> reporter: having fun with mom and dad, having a sense of
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adventure. >> something took that down. >> you want to see what it would take to build a hole into a shelter? >> reporter: we learn if you were stuck in the builderness, without gear, a downed tree makes a perfect shelter. and my kids are master builders. >> i found a big one. beautiful. >> yes. >> that's awesome. >> who wants to sleep in here tonight? >> not me. >> reporter: if we get stuck in the wilderness and have to survive on our own, there's zero doubt, you would survive. i would be a goner. you would be tapping the trees for maple syrup. >> i would do the fishing. you would built the hut. you would pick out where the hut goes. >> reporter: doug provide a roof over our heads. nice. >> we have a home. >> reporter: but i add a little spark. i made fire. my memories of growing up and
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the reason the camping experience means something to me, were of my dad playing his guitar around the campfire. ♪ west virginia >> reporter: singing john denver and all of us dancing. i can't play the guitar very well. i can't swing very well. but i don't care. i want to do it for my kids. and i want them to have that baked into their souls the way i have it baked into mine. west v mountain momma ♪ ♪ take me home country roads ♪ >> reporter: and it was everything i hoped it would be. although, i'm not sure doug is going to recover. guys? >> did you really make a fire, on the first strike of that thing? >> i made fire. i did it. with a little magnesium stick. and i have to tell you, it got a
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little dicey. first of all, it almost started to rain. and we considered making a run for it when we saw a little rain come down. we found out the next day that there was a bear on our campsite the morning after. and our guide, dave, had to chase it out of the campsite. we managed to live. >> we didn't know you would play the guitar. i like to play the guitar. if you like depressing chick music, let's take it on the road,wow. >> i think you've assumed too much to actually say i can play the guitar is giving me more credit. john rich, the country western singer, gave me the guitar a long time ago, which raises expectations to a level that cannot be sustained. >> new sisters. touring coffee houses this summer. >> megaite was fun. good trip. coming up, how to save on your wardrobe and back-to-school
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shopping. first, a look at your news and weather. coming up on 8:30. good morning, i'm tracy davidson. let's check the weather with first alert mol gieteorologist henley. >> lots of sunshine in avalon, a beautiful day at the shore with temperatures in the 70s. but farther inlarnd, easton seeing clouds. the showers are missing to the west and northwest. clouds and sunshine philadelphia. partly sunny skies, warming up to 84 degrees today. now let's take a look at traffic with first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. >> watching the schuylkill expressway at city avenue. pretty much from montgomery
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drive forward seeing some delays. also watching a crash on abington around stratford avenue. this additional first alert traffic note -- overnight lane closures along the schuylkill expressway will continue until at least next week between 76 and the blue route city avenue. most days closures happen at 9:00 in the evening through 5:00 a.m. the next day. eagles fans have a look at the upcoming season. they lost 24-9 in green bay. eagles host buffalo next thursday. here on nbc10, your official eagles station. another update in 25 minutes. stay updated with news and weather with the nbc10 app. it is a free download. i'm tracy davidson. d "today" show continues in just a couple of minutes.
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♪ good morning. and good morning, everybody. it's 8:30 on a friday morning. it is the 11th of august, 2017. beautiful day on our plaza. love having folks out here it feels like fall. or late summer. >> by the way, do we have anybody here we want to talk to? >> you know, we do. we have a little bit of a relationship. i went to oswego. we have a young lady who is celebrating her birthday. what's her name? >> vivian. >> how old are you? >> 11. >> all right. you live in oswego.
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>> uh-huh. >> everybody is oswego. what is one of your bucket list items is what? >> hug savannah. >> hug savannah? it's your lucky happy birthday. >> what's your name? >> vivian. >> how about two hugs? well, yeah. this is your sister. >> what's your name? >> eva. >> what's your name? >> maddie. >> luke. >> danny. >> what a cute family. >> everybody is celebrating the birthday. happy birthday, sweetie pie. let me check your box. >> cute. awesome. >> and you're coordinating with us. >> happy birthday. >> you have to coordinate, savannah. >> we're wearing our pink. >> yes. got the memo. >> by the way, she wants to catch a ball at a yankees game. take me to the game with you. coming up, the cost of back-to-school shopping.
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so, unless you win one of the lotteries this weekend, we have a great way to pay for it and tidy up your home in the process. then, we have cool gadgets to show you. for everything to deal the peel unpeelable eggs. we have a search going for for "today's summer moment." we have five great new ones for you to vote on this week. take it away, al. >> starting with kelly, who captured this touching moment between dad and son on the paddleboard. the triplets love to sell lemonade to friends and neighbors. ramon taking a seat in the sand, during his first visit to the beach. ready to hit the highway. and here, gabriela waits for a perfect wave at the beach in long island. >> we have talented photographers out there. to cast your vote, and more of
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"today's summer moment" head to share your photos. to do that, use # #todayssummermoment. al has a check of the weather. >> "today's weather" is brought to you by "the glass castle," now playing in theaters. >> let's take a look and show you what's going on as far as your weekend is concerned. for tomorrow, a great day around the great lakes. east coast, looking rough. mid-atlantic states, gulf coast, heavy rain in the southern plains. sunshine out west. sunday, sunday, tdying out in te northeast. wet weather continues in the gulf coast. much cooler weather moving into the pacific northwest. sunny skies along the good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. grab your sunglasses but keep an eye on the sky. we'll be in and out of clouds. we'll get enough sunshine to warm up to 84 degrees this afternoon. there is a chance of an afternoon shower in the suburbs. a better chance of scattered showers, possibly thunderstorms,
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in the lehigh valley. but they may hold off until this evening. new jersey up to 83 degrees with partly sunny skies and lots of sunshine at the shore. up to 77. a dry one for delaware with partly sunny skies, up to 83. have a great day! >> very interesting. don't forget. when you need your latest weather fweather forecast this check out our friends at the weather channel on cable. savannah? >> all right, al. thank you. it is back-to-school shopping season. between clothes, supplies, technology, parents have more to budget for than ever. >> jo ling kent is back this morning. and she's got a surprising solution. jo, good morning. >> i love this story. it's a money saver and you get to go shopping. when you hit the stores or shop online for back-to-school stuff, there's a way to get rid of what you have in exchange for pretty deep discounts. as the lazy summer days come to a close, the rush to get back to
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school is officially on. stores online and in malls are rolling out back-to-school blowout sales. this year, parents will spend an estimated $345 per child on back-to-school gear. that's up a whopping 26% from last year. >> it adds up quickly. >> everything got so sky-high expensive. >> reporter: but the smartest way to save on back-to-school shopping may be lurking in your own closet. it's garment recycling. retailers are offering new ways to give your old clothes and everything for discounts. h&m gives vouchers for 15% off their next purchase for every bag of clothing and shoes donated. and double vouchers until august 23rd. their goal, collect 2 million pounds. bring in your bag, drop it in a
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bin and get your discount. kenneth cole gives you 20% off new shoes. eileen fisher gives $5 off every item that you bring in. getting rid of jeans, bring them to madewell or to leavi's for 2% off. and shopping malls will give cards for stores for old clothes and shoes. >> parents are stressed for money when it comes to buying things they need for the classro classrooms. what's nice about the recycle programs is to do something good and save money at the same time. >> reporter: it can be environmentally friendly. the average american throws away 81 pounds of textiles every year. that's 30 pounds of waste from clothing and shoes. many of the retailers partner with companies like ico, which recycles your worn-out threads and reuses the fabrics.
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>> i would say that parents be findfuling in. >> reporter: beyond apparel, apple is offering a store credit when you bring in an old device. 15% off any hp ink jet printer if you bring in an old one. and in cosmetics, six empty containers gets you a free lipstick at mac. five empty pots equals a free face mask from lush. and amazon ships goodsearge in cards. back-to-school tricks for credit in your bank account. before you bring in all of your stuff to the store. make sure you call ahead. not all of them do. some retail reers are acceptingd towels and sheets. >> i had no idea this was happening. >> this is amazing. game-changer. >> clothes, we just went through my kids' drawers. all these things that don't fit.
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>> perfect timing. >> thank you, jo. >> get to see you twice today. up next, a one-of-a-kind orchestra, composing change in a community. first, on a friday morning this, is "today" on nbc. ♪
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just or does it seem like we had a bunch of feel-good stories today? >> yeah. friday is feeling good. >> another morning. >> you're going to like it. this one is about a self-made maestro, conducting a hony play. >> the exact that this orchestra exist s at all is pretty miraculous. it's all the work of one man,th. moments after daryl walks into this shop and pawn, he and the
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owner fall into a familiar rhythm. >> you said 65? >> the shop and pawn is a regular stop for daryl as heor tatment s s instruments. he has quite a growing collection. he refurbishes hims. this is a timpani. they can cost 1,500. he got this one for 100 bucks. >> took a power sander and sanded this down to the fiberglas. >> reporter: they put four coats of primer on it and then, gold paint for a sports car. >> of all the timpanis in the united states, ours will be the prettiest. >> reporter: they put a new head on it. then, it's off to the orchestra. daryl has his own orchestra he started in the basement of
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st. james united methodist church. >> if you love music, you love kansas city. >> reporter: for daryl, the two are inseparable. he grew up here, taking pictures of all of the great high school bands during the parades. he moved to texas for two decades and returned to find many of the bands were gone. the victims of budget cuts. >> i wasn't thinking that i wanted to go to the school board and petition them to make a more robust music program. i just thought i would just roll up my sleeves and do something about it myself. some of you may have powerful minds where you can memorize music. >> reporter: daryl has a full-time job as a technical writer. in his spare time, he plays piano in churches to make money to buy instruments for his orchestra. >> over the years, i wound up with enough brass and woodwind instruments for a full brass and woodwind band. >> reporter: he has a growing
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stockpile, including that new timpani. >> this is just me, buying instruments on my own. anybody that wants to give me an excuse that they can't do it, i don't want to hear it. ♪ >> reporter: daryl charges a nominal fee for the lessons and instrument rentals. it teaches the students about commitment and care for the instrument. and students say they learn a lot more than just music. >> he teaches a lot of things. history, math, science, all that stuff. and he's such a smart guy. >> everything should stop together. >> reporter: it's part of the masterpiece that daryl is composing for his community. >> whatever your talent is, it might not be music. maybe you're the best carpenter that you know. whatever your skill, your trade, gather somebody up and teach them what you know. then, you become a builder. >> there are about 14 kids in the a-flat orchestra. he's opening to have 50
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eventually play with him. >> i would think that people would be inspired to send daryl their old instruments. >> let's put a link on >> yeah. >> you think about an instrument to the kids, some of them wouldn't have access. >> and he's such an example. >> making a difference. >> thank you. coming up, some new friends and gadgets to try in your kitchen. the stuff we love segment. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] we're back, now, with our series "stuff we love." this morning, all about food. lifestyle expert and contributor, shell chelsea post. she has her favorites for foodies this morning. good to see you. >> food to see you. >> honey is as hot as it's ever been. >> so hot. we mean that literally.
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mike's hot honey. it is chili-infused honey. sweet and heat. it was conceived at pauley g.'s pizzeria in brooklyn. >> shoutout to pauley g.'s. >> this is a condiment you can use everywhere. >> we are in a slice of heaven over here. >> no pun intended. >> and another hundred product. this is the hamptons honey company. they make beautiful raw, unfeltered honey. they have lots of varieties. like a wine. this star is honey in the raw. you can get it out of the jar. >> does it taste different than normal honey? >> it's thicker, like a creamy honey. we have it on an english muffin. and it is devine.
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>> if you like hard boiled eggs, this gadget, if it works, may be the next best thing. >> this is called the neg. you shake it hard. you see it's breaking. you pop the top off. you pull it out. and you just peel away, easily. >> it cracks the egg for you. >> and it pulls -- i'm not doing a great job. >> i had it until i lost the end of it. >> and you can peel about a dozen eggs in four minutes. you did it, matt. that is beautiful. >> not bad. >> love it. >> oysters. these get shipped to you overnight. >> overnight. these are the most fabulous island greek oysters. they come in a bag of 100 or 50. and you can get a great raw bar in a box. >> people might note nervous about freshness here. let's have al roker try one of these.
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>> oh, wow. >> delicious. >> great. >> so great. these have been served at the white house. they're from ducksbury, massachusetts. they are fabulous. they ship free overnight, matt. delicious, right? >> these are really good. >> okay. now, we have another gadget. >> i like this one. >> this is the stainless steel butter mill. when you have butter -- >> and you cut off a chunk and try to spread it on bread. >> you just turn it. it's beautiful ribbons of butter. you take a knife and just spread it. how about that? genius. >> changing our lives. >> from cooks innovation. >> hulva? >> it's a middle eastern confection. and it's made with tahini, who is being touted as a superfood. this is from seed and mill. not only is it -- it is gluten-free and egg-free, it has
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a delicious flaky ftexture. >> i like it. it would go good with ice cream. >> the ladies reinvented it with new flavors. >> i like it. it's really good. what is this gadget? >> gadget number three. this is from chef. it is a greens stripper. you just pull this through, it should pull all the greens off of the stem. and this is so much fun because there's no more excuse to not eat your greens. >> if you work for the adams family, you keep this and throw the rest away? >> that's right. >> ice cream. this is ample hills creamery. you will not believe this ice cream. it's from brooklyn. everything they do, even the mix-ins are handmade. now, you guys, we've got one of my favorite, the munchies, which is pretzel-infused. got some ritz cracker potato
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chips. >> this is the best i've ever had. >> so delicious. and ships straight to your door. $36 for four pints. >> you notice a trend here. bro brooklyn, pauley g.'s pizza. >> last but not at least, this is for the barbecuer on the go. summer's not over yet. is it a tool box? >> no. >> or is it a little adorable and portable grill? this is from blue ribbon general store. you can cook up burgers and head on back. what a great way to start the weekend. >> we tried every ice cream. it's so good. >> thank you very much. more information on any of these items, head to let's go to sheinelle in the orange room. >> smucker's celebrates "today" is sponsored by smucker's.
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with a name like smucker's, it has to be good. >> tomorrow is national middle child day. if you're a middle child with a birthday this month, we're celebrating you. let's start with jen's daughter. she just turned 8. she is the middle of three girls. erin's son will be six at the end of the month. he keeps his four brothers on their toes. and nicole's son learned to swim this summer. he is proud to be the middle child with two sisters. keep the birthday wishes coming at we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. whoooo.
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...hotelock it in. tripadvisor. we've had a good show this morning. but unfortunately, on a friday morning, we have to end by sharing some sad news about a treasured member of the "today" family. we introduced you to eric hill more than once over the years. he was one of our production assistants. and next month, he would have marked his 30th year with "today." on thursday, eric lost a long battle with cancer at just 55 years of age. >> eric was so beloved around here. he had a long standing tradition. every year he would take his christmas card photo with us at the macy's thanksgiving day parade. we loved it, too. it was a tradition we would honor even when he couldn't be with us physically anymore. >> our hearts go out to rebecca, the family and all the people
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who knew and loved him. we're going to miss his smile and his spirit. and overwhelming spirit. he had a passion for all things having to do with this show. and we want to honor eric with this picture. we're going to hang here in studio 1a. we'll hang it forever to remember him. we'll get a plaque made up, a more permanent plaque so we can walk past and think about our friend who we will miss incredibly. >> such a sweet man. >> he was. >> just some people that are just the fabric of -- they're the heartbeat of this place. and i think eric was one ofdore. there are a lot of tears around him. he loved this show. and he loved everybody here. we loved him. >> and we walked down the stairs here and there's an area with printers. that was kind of his hubble. he ran that place. and so, every time we walk down the shatairs -- there it is rig there, we will think of eric hill. our condolences to his family.
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>> truly a good plort. good morning. just about 9:00 a.m. let's get right to first alert meteorologist bill henley. >> hey. temperatures are warming up right now. suburbs up to 68. rest of you looking at 70s. new jersey 72. 74 with partly sunny skies in philadelphia and 72 degrees in delaware. we will warm into the 80s this afternoon. there is a chance we'll see some late day showers and
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thunderstorms in the lehigh valley. they are even more likely this evening. at the shore, sunshine and 77 degrees today. >> thank you, bill. how are the roads looking? let's get a check with jessica boyington. >> just around route 1. we had an earlier crash on northbound side that's now cleared but for the most part traffic is moving by. upper moreland, watch for a crash on easton road right around fifth watertown road. heading to new jersey from philadelphia, no problems right now. more traffic news. overnight lane closures along i-76 will continue at least through next week as crews resurface the stretch between the blue route and city avenue. on most days shutdowns occur from 9:00 p.m. continuing through 5:00 a.m. the next day. u penn bestows white coats on 189 first year medical
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students today. drexel will also hold their white coat ceremony. 1 in 72 students attend drexel. you can always get the latest news, traffic and weather with the nbc10 app. see you at the bottom of the hour. have a great day.
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this morning on quadrillion today's take", howie mandel, revealing secrets from the set. and how to land your dream job. and what is better than chicken parm and garlic bread? how about chicken parm-stuffed garlic bread. >> from nbc news, this is "today's take." live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> august 11th. one of our favorites. meghan trainor, "lips are moving." dylan is off. our friend of the program, mr. howie mandel from "america's
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got talent." >> he gave you the extra oomph. >> he blew it up. >> you guys are amazing. for those that don't know, that are just tuning in, i'm drinking a cold brew made -- i went to al-bucks. he makes his own coffee and serves guests coffee. and it's actually delicious. >> thank you. >> have you ever had a negative review? everyone loves it. >> i have not. >> i told him he should package it. put his picture on the front of it and give me a cut. >> buy it if you put my picture on it. >> he'll come up with a catchy name. >> you should do that. al-bucks. i think it will take off. >> here's what's hard to -- it is hard to fathom that "america's got talent," this is the 12th season of this show. >> it's hard to fathom because you don't think it's that good? >> no. it seems like -- just flies by. >> time monster hit.
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>> we had a get together. the lovely people at nbc threw us a party. simon and paul greenblatt threw us a party. and what is happening now is unprecedented. it is the number one show of the summer. in our 12th season, we are breaking records. it is higher and more-watched than ever before. in the 12 seasons to be growing, instead of getting tired, as you can see, the ride still goes on. >> yes. >> you know why i think it is, howie? in this time where things are somewhat polarized, i think -- >> it's a nice respite. >> everybody, the entire family, can sit down. >> i remember that i'm old. >> remember when you used to do that. >> i do remember. sunday nights, when you're watching -- you probably wouldn't know this. >> i agree. >> ed sullivan. >> we used to watch hee haw. >> i never got "hee haw." i didn't get it. >> i would wait for the tap dancer to come out. i agree with your point.
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that's the tap dancer. what's his name? >> it's the funky chicken. >> it's the one night where my 5-year-old twins, my 7-year-old, my nephew, we all get on the couch and everyone enjoys the show. >> and you have a smile on your face. i can't believe that it's a job. i worked there for eight years. it's been on for 12 years. for the four years i was on, i sat at home. i never missed an episode. they paid me to do what i was doing. they give me pants and a paycheck to show up now. >> it is the best. >> it is the best. but it makes you smile. it's so inspirational and aspirational and funny and jaw. dropping and scary. >> your golden buzzer, grace vanderwal, blowing up. >> it's not real. this 12-year-old comes on. and she writes her own music. she's traveling all over the world now. she just released another song
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in the last week. she is going to be. you will see. we'll talk ten years from today. you'll know her name. and i think she's going to be one of the biggest stars to come out of the any of the talent shows. >> and a sweet young lady. >> can we talk about this year's golden buzzer. 16-year-old christian from new york. let's listen to his performance for a second. ♪ when i had you i treated you bad ♪ ♪ and oh, my dear >> if you can make one wish, right now, this second, to make something come true for yourself, what would you wish? >> right this second? >> yes. >> probably the golden buzzer. >> well, your wish just came true.
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♪ >> oh. wow. >> i mean -- >> i'm like a genie. i'm like a genie in a bottle. >> you're not blue. >> just rub me and make a couple of wishes. >> can i? >> not now. >> maybe later? >> maybe later. >> maybe later. >> do you feel -- i wonder this. do you go, that kid's got talent, i might push it today in or in the moment do you feel it? >> in the moment. that's the beauty of the show. you're very open. at this stage of the show, when you have never -- you don't know. and this young boy, this adorable -- i think he's 14 also. he's awkward. yeah. he's very awkward. and he's just normal. just a normal 14-year-old, standing there. and you ask him a couple questions. and you say do your friends know you're here? i told one friend. his mom is standing there. and his mom brought him. okay. go ahead. and do whatever you're going to do. and then, this surprise, this -- it's just this -- it's magic.
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there's no other -- >> i love simon's look. those moments. and that's what makes the show. it was so surprising and so surreal and so wonderful and so magic. when you can do that and just do that, and you said it. you felt the goosebumps here. you feel it watching it again. listen to that voice and i can't wait to hear him again. >> he looks like jonah hill but sounds like sam smith. >> that's an amazing analogy. and we go live. you're going to see these people live this tuesday, we start at the dolby theater in los angeles. >> you have a different look. i finally figured it out. you're wearing glasses. >> you just figured it out. >> i just figured it out. >> i am wearing glasses. >> i was thinking about you. >> i could say something. but it's not for now. >> i'm so impressed that you didn't. >> that's amazing. there's pause. the filter situation going? >> i was on seth meyers last
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night and i got edited. i did. i'll going into live television. the people at nbc, you can be proud of me. >> very proud of you. >> i saw the lightbulb. >> guys, please stop talking about rubbing me. >> i can't. you went to the optometrist for the first time. >> they're going to give me glasses for reading. no, you can't see. it's not like i went because -- my wife made an apaiointment. my wife said, i don't have up with. i'll go. i'll stick my eye. can you see this line? can you see this line? a and i said, no. there's a big "e" on top. i saw the "e." and what's amazing, i didn't know there was nothing wrong. now, i have to wear glasses full-time. i said this last night. i have been a judge on a talent
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show for eight years, without glasses. and i'm telling you, that -- this is the vision i've had the whole time. actually the first season i'm seeing the show. maybe that's why this season seems better than any other season. it is. it is clear to me what's going on in the show. >> you had no sense that you were having trouble seeing? >> no. i thought they overused the smoke machines on our show. >> this is -- you've never been to an optometrist. >> i'm quiet. i went to the eye doctor when i was young. i remember faking my test because i wanted glasses so badly. >> you wanted glasses? >> i wanted glasses, and dimples. >> and glasses? >> i could see the "e." i'm like "f." trying to get glasses. and the optometrist told my mom. he put drops in my eye. and i went back to class. i'll never do that again.
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and i haven't been to an optometrist since. >> you noticed your vision changing. >> i was telling al, i had to make the font bigger on my phone. >> oh, wow. >> once you hit 40 -- >> i can't believe people don't go to optometrists. it's not a big thing. and guys our age, i've gotten my prostate checked, many times. i never got my eyes checked. and now, i realize -- >> you don't want to -- >> that's probably why -- >> that changes your outlook. >> that's why hindsight is 20/20. >> good one. you want to get checked because of glaucoma. >> i promise. apparently there's an eye doctor in 30 rock. in this building. >> they're all over town. >> i'm afraid to find out. last night, i was working. you know how words sometimes start to kind of -- >> nope. not supposed to do that. >> not for those of us who wear glasses. that works out well.
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a secret decoder ring. >> it's early in the day. by the end of the day -- >> you have a problem. astigmatism. >> you inspired me. >> everybody needs to get their eyes checked. time to play our game that we do with our celebrity co-hosts all the time. it's called secrets from the set. >> you play a game with me all the time? >> that's one of my wishes. okay. you pick questions from the popcorn. >> who eats this popcorn? >> nobody. this is the popcorn we've had for three years. >> these are questions. i open it up. and these are questions. >> yes. >> you sit next to spice girl mel b. if you were a spice girl, what would you be and why? >> well, she's scary spice. i would be jewy spice. and i think you know why. because i am a -- >> i thought you said chewy. >> i said jewy.
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>> i would be jewy spice. >> tell me what you want. what you really, really want. see what i did there? >> okay. if you had a choice of any celebrity guest judge for "america's got talent," who would you want to sit next to? we get to sit next to almost everybody. we had a great -- i don't know. i don't know. a real -- i'll say you. judy. judge judy. >> that would be great. >> i would love judge judy to really judge. that's an act. >> sit down and shut up. >> yes. >> she would probably do it. >> one more? >> i don't know. who are you talking to? >> they said no. >> nobody. >> on "deal or no deal," did you know which suitcase had the million dollars in it? >> that's a good question. >> after the show. no.
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i had no idea. >> the >> remember that show. >> it's -- there's people wi with -- it's like ft. fox. they would randomize the onef t and it would open up. another hour, they would be rerand getedng a signal. >> it's time for us to go for this break. coming up next, we're going a mraenplane.ith howi >> is that a new movie? >> yes. sam jackson. there's one super germy spot you didn't think about. after these messages. ♪ ♪
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we were on our own. and when we finally got those things open, we'd be overcome with the sense of accomplishment no 3rd grader today will ever know. hi guys. get a job. you believe this guy? new ez open gogurt. kids never had it so easy. we're back, now, on "today's take." it's amazing he's still here. >> what? >> look how far he is from you. >> you want me to explain about what happened? you said we're going to find the germiest place on a plane. i can tell you the germiest place right here on the set and it's sitting beside this man.
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he takes a sip. can they hear me? and then, he spits. and we are so out of there. so fast. >> i started taking a sip. i don't know what i thought of that made me laugh. >> you know what i'm thinking of? it would have been better if you rubbed me, rather than spit on me. >> did you feel it? i felt it. >> i'm wet. i'm all wet. let's go back to the germy places on the plane. >> every man for himself. >> how do you deal with germs on a plane? >> i really -- i'm secluded. first of all, i don't make contact with the person next to me. >> what do you mean? >> i make a tent. >> do you really? >> yeah. you don't really? with a blanket. >> i do when i'm camping. but not on a plane. >> an isolation day? and i take a blanket and put it over my head. i'm like this.
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if you walk down an aisle, and any plane that i'm on, you'll see a bunch of passengers and a tepee. and there's chances i'm the tepee. >> do you give them a head nod before you do it? >> no. i don't want to acknowledge people. i don't want them talking my way. if they have a germ, it's getting out. >> do you come on with a filtration system? where is the germiest place on the plane? >> where do you think is the germiest place? >> the bathroom. the lavatory? >> i think it's the tray. >> a website travel math tested airplanes, the dirtiest places, the air vent. >> i will no longer lick the air vent on the flights. >> you know the toilet thing. when they line up and go to the toilet, people are lining up. they're right at the door.
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i'll make horrible noises. like -- and i'll take the sink and the water and i splash it around. and i open the door. and i go, oh, my god. oh, my god. and people back up against the wall and let me go back to my seat. i get in my tent. and i'm here in new york. >> oh, my gosh. that is the best. wow. >> all you good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. grab your sunglasses but keep an eye on the sky. we'll be in and out of clouds. we'll get enough sunshine to warm up to 84 degrees this afternoon. there is a chance of an afternoon shower in the suburbs. a better chance of scattered showers, possibly thunderstorms, in the lehigh valley. but they may hold off until this evening. new jersey, up to 83 degrees, partly sunny skies and lots of sunshine. at the shore, up to 77. a dry one for delaware with partly sunny skies, up to 83. have a great day!
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today, you see how the top supermodels and celebs live. >> robert frank is the host of "secret lives of the superrich." >> we're going to start in the uptown world of christie brinkley. this is a house she lived in for almost 20 years. this was a house built in the 19th century. she restored it. it's a gorgeous home. it's called tower hill. it has a five-story tower where you can see the connecticut coastline and the ocean. she lived there for 20 years. this is for sale for $29.5 million. >> that's a deal. >> has a pool. and she's an artist. did all of the seashell work inside. all of the seashells, she gathered on the beach. >> you know it's an amazing house when it has a name. >> your house doesn't have a name? >> it doesn't. >> the sheinelle estate. >> my home is called larry. living in larry. >> exactly. that sounds glamorous. gigi and belly hadid. >> this is the house that gigi
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and bella grew up in. they're supermodels now. their father is a big real estate guy. a french chateau overlooking beverly hills the it has gardens. 35,000 square feet. it has incredible great rooms, ballrooms for 200 of your los aeft frie closest friends. >> and it's so understated. >> it's a humble home. >> what do you do with 35,000 square feet? what do you do? >> you raise supermodel daughters. >> you have a spa that was built in morocco by craftsmen to the king of morocco. they built it there and brought it back. $85 million. >> can you show us taylor swift's house in 15 seconds? i know she's in the news. >> this is a house she rented for $40,000 a month. the great thing, she loved. it's got a garage. you can pull right in. and it's got a bathtub on the roof so you can bathe and shower and look out over all of
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good morning. just about 9:30. let's get right to first alert meteorologist bill henley with your most accurate neighborhood forecast. nice day. >> beautiful day, especially at the shore. beautiful view from avalon. a few people out taking advantage of the nice sunshine. 78 degrees now. cape may point. 75 in atlantic city. 70 inland. inland areas will warm back into the 80s today but wind coming in off the ocean, the nice sea breeze will keep the beach in the 70s. 8-mile-an-hour wind in philadelphia. we'll see sunshine and clouds and warm to 84 this afternoon. >> thank you, bill. speaking of the beaches, if you're heading down that way, let's head in with jessica boyington. >> watching the 42 freeway right
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now. you're heading to the shore, no problems. but northbound, you're going to run into a problem. northbound just past this camera and our view here, there was an accident on the northbound side blocking the right lane near college drive. no delays towards the atlantic city expressway but moving by the scene we are starting to see delays. there is also a crash in plymouth right around carland road. philadelphia police are looking for a driver who rolled up alongside another car and shot the driver, then took off. the driver is in critical condition. police are looking for a white buick sedan. in the lehigh valley fire crews are on stand by to put out any hotspots this morning after a fire in a commercial building in bethlehem yesterday around 3:30 afternoon in a warehouse that was under construction. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. you can always get the latest news and weather with the nbc10 app. back to the "today" show.
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have a great day and we'll see you at the top of the hour.
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♪ if you're looking for a new job, you know the most important part is nailing the interview and making a great first impression. >> in fact, a recent study found that 80% of professionals found it hard to overcome a bad first impression. >> so, we brought in a linkedin career expert, to share her tips to help you seal the deal. good morning. >> good morning. thanks so much for having me. the first impression is so inimportant. and it happens before you have walked in the door. zmri li >> i like you already. >> you need to have a wonderful photo that's professional. we're going to put up photos. you're 21-more times likely to be viewed if you have a profile photo. if you're hiring someone, do you
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want to take a guess of what one he would be? >> on the right. >> that's correct. >> it's like being on tinder again. >> as i always say. unless you're a veterinarian, no photos of you and your dog. >> the fingers on the ground is what is bothering me. >> i didn't notice that. >> here, it's like a virtual handshake. nice professional. makes you want to meet the person. >> i want to shake the girl's hand who has it on the floor. >> no. and how do you dress for the interview? half of hiring managers will not want to hire someone because of what they're wearing. it's so important. i tell people you want them to be focused on what you're saying and not on what you're wearing. we're going to bring out a couple of models if you want to come out here. and just like you did with the pho photos, i'm sure you're going to have a response with who did it right? >> this is hard to the face. i'll tell you when they leave.
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don't call us, we'll call you. >> i'm guessing -- >> the sweater. >> because she's got nothing on her shoulders? >> it is. she's very on-trend. it's great for brunch and the beach. let's not do it for the interview. >> would it depend on where? a millennial start-up thing? >> i say cover up the shoulders and dress for the position you want. again, you want to focus on what you're saying, not what you're wearing. >> okay. >> i find that when i show up with off-the-shoulder look, people don't focus on what i'm trying to get across. >> noted. >> i can't hear you. i'm just staring at your shoulders. >> thank you, models. >> the humble brag. this is something that people get tripped up on. they feel embarrassed about it. but if you nail the art of the humble brag, it will help you in the interview, it will also help you in your career.
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>> teach us. >> i will teach you. i'm going to read off some. and you're going to tell me which is the best. so, number one, i'm the best salesperson, hands down. number two, oh, i really can't take credit for that. my boss did all the work. number three, as a sales director for the past ten years, the impact i had on the business helped our company grow by 15%. >> i would say "c." >> "c" is correct. >> "c." >> yes. you got it. it's correct because they showed, you know, actual -- what they did and they backed it up with some real-life examples. >> you said it was humble. >> the humble -- >> i helped my company grow 15%. >> it's better than saying i'm the best thing since sliced bread. >> oh, you're so humble. >> lastly, all about body language. let's say i'm here. and i am taking the interview. i have my bag here.
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and i'm kind of slouched. first of all, i want you to put the bag down. some people, you know, don't like to put it on the floor. you can get over that. i want you -- >> you're talking to me, aren't you? >> maybe i am. >> i was looking at you. i want you to put the phone in the bag. and i want you to turn it off. >> okay. >> the thing is, some people leave it on vibrate. the problem with that, as soon as it vibrates -- thank you. you're going to have this nervous twitch to keep looking at it. >> you'll hear it vibrate. >> and it brights up. >> good posture, unblocked, focused. you are hired. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. >> thank you so much. coming up next, chicken parmes parmesan, garlic bread. >> i need my phone. >> together? wow. chicken parmesan-stuffed garlic bread, going to be good. don't go away. ♪
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on "today food" we partnered up with our friends at buzz feed's tasty, to bring you some of the tastiest recipes. and i think your family's going to love this one. chicken parmesan stuffed garlic bread. it's like a franken franken sna. you're going to get started. olive oil, eggs, parsley, bread crumbs, garlic, flour, parmesan cheese, great tomato bread and chicken. and you're going to slice up the chicken breast. you can do this with boneless thighs, which are nice because i like the darker meat on that one. you're going to take this and do a double-dredge. first some flour. then, an egg wash. and then, some bread crumbs. you can use seasoned and panko. we're going to do that until
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your chicken is coated. in an oil, like canola oil, you're going to take these and put them into a pan, with that oil. you're going to cook them until they're golden brown. and if they're not done on the inside, it's okay. you're going to be baking them to finish the product. in the meantime, you're going to turn them over every few minutes and they'll get done. while that's cooking, you can wait until your done, you can take some italian bread and slice it up. then, you will hollow it out. you will dig in there and take out all the -- >> this was done with your fingers? >> i washed my hands. howie, how do you think food gets cooked? robots come in? >> i go out to eat. and they're wearing gloves. >> not all fast food wears gloves. >> subway does. >> can i have some gloves? the people who made this all
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wore gloves. >> yes. >> you're going to hollow it is. take your chicken strips and slice them. then, you roll them up with parmesan cheese. and you're going to take them and stuff them. there it is. >> little chicken cordon bleu or something? >> uh-huh. you're going to stuff that in. >> it's like a bad magic trick. >> it is. nothing up my sleeve. take some melted butter and chopped garlic. you're going to make a baste for your parmesan-stuffed with cheese. >> and gooey stuff on the top. >> all of the beautiful chicken. and you're going to brush this. take that. you're going to put this in the oven on your baking sheet about 350 for 15 to 20 minutes until it browns and you see the cheese turn brown. and you're going to slice it up, serve it with hot marinara sauce on the side. >> that's why we have sauces. >> that's what that is.
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and we also got these onion -- cheeseburger-stuffed onion rings. we have the recipe for that. >> everything here is like really good food, prepared by a dyslexic. everything on the outside is on the inside. >> there you have it. >> thank you, al. >> what do you think? >> it's good. how can it not be? bread, chicken, cheese, butter. >> for more tasty and "today" recipes, go to time for your weather. here's what we're shaping up. wet weather, in the east coast. and heavy rain through the central and southern plains. sunshine out west. gorgeous day around the northeast and new england. sunday, sunday, trying out in the northeast and mid-atlantic. getting cooler in the pacific northwest. wet weather continues into the gulf coast. sunshine through the southwest. and on into southern california. good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. grab your sunglasses but keep an eye on the sky. we'll be in and out of clouds.
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we'll get enough sunshine to warm up to 84 degrees this afternoon. there is a chance of an afternoon shower in the suburbs. a better chance of scattered showers, possibly thunderstorms, in the lehigh valley. but they may hold off until this evening. new jersey, up to 83 degrees, partly sunny skies and lots of sunshine. at the shore, up to 77. a dry one for delaware with partly sunny skies, up to 83. have a great day! >> and that's your latest weather. >> that's your mother's fault. you spit -- >> i'm not spitting. >> garlic and chicken this early in the morning. a pretzel wall to a cactus ring toss. we're going twe're going to sho create the ultimate i make it easy to save $600 on car insurance, so being cool comes naturally. hmm. i can't decide if this place is swag or bling. it's pretzels. word. ladies, you know when you switch, you get my bomb-diggity discounts automatically.
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ kids may be heading back to school. but there's six weeks left of summer. why not make the most of the summer by having a party. here's the founder and ceo of lifestyle website, brit and co. >> we're having a picnic here. we added a fun pop of color with
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the standing balloons. we found some pvc pipe. and string the balloons through them. we used these foam blocks. you can envision if you have these all around. >> in our little back patio, we're looking for a place to tie the balloons. this looks organized. >> exactly. the next one, this concept, repurposing your inflatable kiddie pool you might have at home. it's a good idea to have your own picnic in. toss a couple of pillows inside. you can get a larger pool for older kids. smaller sizes for little kids. >> that's cute. >> let's talk about carbs. >> the pretzel wall. >> is there a better wall you've seen? >> and you make this yourself? >> this is the trick here. we use a towel rack to make this pretzel wall. obviously, towel racks come in silver. you can use color using spray
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paint or acrylic paint. i ask that you let this dry before you put the paint on. >> unless you paint it with cheese. >> cheese, ketchup. these are "s" hooks. and you can hang the pretzels from the rack. >> i questioned it first. you can buy the froze pops. but if you want frozen rose, that's the trend of the summer. for kids, we made a strawberry lemonade. but the secret is these baggies that you make your own ice pop. >> can you buy the baggies? >> you can buy them online. open this, and put it inside the cup. put the funnel in top, please. again, we can do strawberry pure. i'm going to use some rose. just pour it right inside.
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lovely. >> is it yummy. >> you can use smoothies or any liquid. freeze them up. put it in the freezer, standing up tall. >> you're not mixing it with anything. >> yeah. >> some recipes have a little strawberry entrepreneur pure. >> i like your creative mind, al. >> thank you very much. >> here i am. >> there you are. >> mr. game. i'll having a summertime party by myself. >> we're here to join you. >> hi. i didn't think anybody was going to show up. >> i'm from texas. but also, the cactus is a big design friend right now. >> what was the quotation around? >> design trend. >> you look very in design today. >> thank you. >> this is a fun way to play ring toss in your backyard. >> yeah. >> this cactus is made out of phone. stuck in some terra-cotta plants.
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>> are you trying here? >> you know what? i'm a guest here. don't make fun of the way -- >> you're not. >> what's great about this is these cacti can actually last beyond just the party. >> all summer long. you know a kid sees this. probably kids at home that are going, oh, my god. i can play all summer long with this. >> there you go. >> a cardboard succulent is probably the most fun thing for kids. forget about the summer. this is great in the fall. good in the winter. kids, you can -- can i take this one home for my kids? >> yes, you can. >> this is going to be great. wait until the kids see this. oh, my god. >> there you go. the grandkids. the kids. >> oh, my. >> diy cactus. >> you made howie's day. >> this is "today" on nbc.
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we had a great time. >> i was wonderful. >> terrific. >> i was looking in the monitor. and i was -- my god. i love me. >> you are the one i love. >> i'm a huge fan of mine. i go to every show i do. this morning, you people who are watching, you're so lucky. >> how lucky will they be next week? >> when i'm not here. >> the live show. >> "agt" tuesday at 8:00 and wednesday. don't miss that. >> 8:00, 7:00 central. up next, kathie lee and hoda, the latest workout craze. do you workout? >> i did a situp. >> good for you. >> i'll finish it tomorrow. >> and the hottest color of summer. >> howie is wearing it. >> black? >> that's coming up. >> black and the kids love cardboard cactus. >> exactly.
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good morning. just about 10:00 a.m. on this friday. let's get right to first alert meteorologist bill henley. >> we're seeing more clouds than we did the last few days. those clouds will be increasing later on. still getting some sunshine, enough to warm it up to 76 degrees in philadelphia. we'll hit 81 degrees at lunch time and into the low 80s, not much warmer than that as clouds will be increasing this afternoon. there is a chance we'll see some scattered showers late in the day, more likely in the lehigh
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valley than the rest of the area. let's get a check on the roads with jessica boyington. looking at 42 again. >> we're watching the atlantic city expressway where it runs into the 42 freeway. there is an accident on the right hand shoulder, backed up past the expressway. downtown headed toward the shore, no problem. watch for delays headed into delaware. from new jersey, 295 and the new jersey turnpike slow with lanes blocked because of construction. the hearing for the fraternity brothers accused in the death of a pledge continues today after bombshell was dropped during testimony yesterday. a police detective testified that video from a basement camera was deleted. he also said a suspect in the room deleted it. philadelphia officials say they are already seeing progress cleaning up the heroin camp at the conrail property in kensington. more than 250 tons of waste and
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