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good morning. crackdown. police use tear gas on the supporters of the occupy wall street movement in oakland as authorities in atlanta storm into a downtown park overnight, arresting dozens of protesters there. what's driving the rising tension? cancun in the crosshairs, authorities begin evacuations along mexico's popular caribbean coast as hurricane rina approaches, a powerful category 2 storm that could also impact the florida coast. this morning, new details on where and when rina will hit. and stormy start, the arizona couple who tied the knot in the middle of a massive dust storm. they've cleaned themselves off and they're sharing the dirty details with us.
"today," wednesday, october 26th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning, i'm matt lauer alongside acac. last we saw you or heard you, you had no voice. >> and i can speak again. i can. >> i'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. >> i know, it could be a terrible thing. meantime this poor cup until arizona. wouldn't it be great if that was the only dust-up in their marriage. >> she's back! let's talk about something more serious, oakland's interim police chief talking about our lead story this morning, is defending the use of tear gas against the protesters saying it had to be done because they were hurling bottles and rocks at his officers.
we'll get the latest on the story. the hpv vaccine, usually when we talk about it, we're talking about young girls receiving the vaccine, we're talking about boys. dr. nancy snyderman will weigh in on that. we're talking about glenn beck known for his hot button issues and comments, in an interview he shows a softer and emotional side, as he looks at his childhood and why he would never want to be his wife or kids. we'll hear from three big stars, we got eddie murphy, antonio banderas, and selma hayek. with hurricane rina approaching mexico's popular caribbean resort areas, al's upstairs with the latest oen this. good morning. >> matt, ann, thanks so much. this is a powerful storm but it is very compact. hurricane rina, category 2 storm with 110 miles-per-hour hours,
235 miles south southeast of cozumel, moving west at 5 miles per hour so it has picked up some steam. as we look at the path of this system it looks like it's going to cross the yucatan peninsula right there along the eastern tip sometime early friday morning around 2:00 in the morning with 100-mile-per-hour winds and saturday makes a right turn and between cuba and key west. we can't rule out the fact that southern florida may feel effects probably as a tropical storm but could be a minimal category 1 storm. the models don't all agree what this is going to do, which way is it going to go. you can see over the next several days there are models that bring it close to southern florida. we'll continue to watch this because the problem this storm has the potential to dump a lot of rain in the keys and southernmost parts of florida. matt? >> thanks very much, al. we'll get your forecast coming up in a moment. for now let's get a check of the morning's top stories
savannah guthrie in for natalie at the news desk. >> good morning, ann and matt. in the news today, oakland, california, tensions are running high between occupy wall street protesters and police there. officers in riot gear used tear gas on demonstrators as clashes cropped up throughout the day and night. police said the tear gassing was touched off when protesters started throwing rocks and bottles. in atlanta, more than 50 protesters were arrested in a park including a state senator. more stunning rescues this morning in turkey, some three days after a devastating earthquake trapped people in the rubble. nbc's michelle franzen is in ercis, turkey, with more. michelle, good morning to you. >> reporter: well, savannah, it's day four here since the earthquake struck and the chances of surviving beneath the rubble now diminish with each hour but still, there are stories of dramatic rescues, just four overnight and another one just taking place a short time ago, that's giving workers the hope they need to keep
searching. a university student was pulled from the wreckage of a collapsed apartment building overnight, injured, but alive. the 18-year-old was trapped for more than 60 hours before rescuers in ercis reached him. the city is the hardest hit by sunday's major earthquake. it comes just hours after the miraculous rescue of a baby girl, born just two weeks ago, pulled alive from the collapsed apartment building that was her home. her name is azra. somehow she survived for two days and frigid nights. her rescue triggered jubilation. cradled by her rescuers she was rushed to a waiting ambulance, but azra was not alone. her family had been buried with her, her mother, sakin, still trapped, had managed to lift her baby to the arms of rescuers. she was pulled out soon after and rushed to the hospital. then azra's grandmother was found and she, too, was carried to safety. hope mixed with the reality that searchers are recovering more
bodies than survivors. hundreds are still missing, and thousands displaced from their homes, and waiting for more aid and shelter. they gathered today along a road outside the city, where a new shipment of tents was due to arrive. meanwhile, baby azra and her mom were flown to ankara for medical treatment, together again and doctors say doing fine. and that work around the clock continues here. workers concentrating on this spot down the road. crews are also trying to locate azra's father, still missing, and said to be at the home at the time of the earthquake. savannah? >> michelle franzen in ercis turkey, thank you. long time "60 minutes" commentator andy rooney is in the hospital after complications following surgery. cbs says the 92-year-old is in stable condition now but offered no other information. famous for his crumudgeonly
observations, he retired from the magazine earlier this month. we wish him well. it's now 7:06. back to ann, matt and al. >> we do wish him well. there's something comforting, he makes you feel like grandfather's in the room and got something to tell you. thank you very much. >> mr. roeker is back with his local forecast. what's going on? we've got a big snowstorm going on in the central rockies. we look and we'll show you we've got winter have winter storm warnings and watches in effect throughout much of the central rockies and we're expecting to see more snow, another 5 to 8 inches of snow. we have it still piling on. the heaviest snow will happen midday in the rockies, anywhere from five to eight inches in denver, and some areas picking up a foot to the south of the mile high city. that's what's going on around the country, and here's what's going on in your neck of the woods. >> a live picture from the sky
watcher camera. i am tom kierein. the sunrise here at the surface not until 7:28. temperatures are chilly, we're in the 40s and 5 50s. later today climbing into the 60s and we'll have increasing clouds and a small chance of a sprinkle and >> and that's your latest weather. ann? >> al, thanks. now to politics. president obama is wrapping up his west coast tour today after taking a few shots at the gop presidential field on "the tonight show." kristen welker is in colorado with details on this. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, ann. president obama will speak at this denver university later today, where he'll announce help for graduates struggling to pay off their student loans. on monday he announced help for homeowners, both are executive actions that don't require congressional approval. now this trip is not all about policy. he's also attended half a dozen
fund-raisers, and spent some time with jay leno on tuesday. >> president barack obama. >> reporter: a smiling and upbeat president obama on "the tonight show with jay leno." >> have you been watching the gop debates? >> i'm going to wait until everybody's voted off the island. >> really? >> once they've narrowed it down to one or two i'll start paying attention. >> reporter: traffic gridlock on his way to the studio, he talked about political gridlock in washington. >> i think the thing that folks in, across the country are most fed up with, whether you're democrat, republican, independent, is putting party ahead of country or putting the next election ahead of the next generation. >> reporter: later admitting he's made some mistakes along the way, a more somber president spoke at a fund raiser in san francisco. >> we've lost our ambition, our imagination and our willingness
to do the things that built the golden gate bridge and hoover dam, and unleashed all the potential in this country. >> reporter: today the president unveils an initiative aimed at lowering monthly student loan payments, capping them at 10% of the graduate's salary and consolidating loans at lower interest rates. >> a 20% flat tax on -- >> reporter: meanwhile republican candidate rick perry is trying to give his sagging campaign a shot in the arm, calling for an optional 20% flat tax for individuals and corporations. >> this is the size of what we're talking about right here. taxpayers will be able to fill this out and file their taxes on that. >> reporter: instead of focusing on his tax message tuesday, reporters quizzed perry about his recent comments that revived controversy over president obama's citizenship. >> it's fun to poke at it. >> reporter: he told krn backcn
john harwood it's a good issue to keep alive. >> we need to talk about jobs. someone wants to see my birth certificate, i'd be happy to show it to them. the fact is, that is a distraction. >> reporter: critics argued that perry's tax plan could actually lower taxes for wealthy americans. perry said he's fine with that. he believes that would actually help to stimulate the economy. as for president obama, he wraps up his three-day tour here in denver, colorado, which is one of the western states that could be key to his re-election in 2012. ann? >> kristen welker, thank you so much. david gregory is the moderator of "meet the press." good morning. >> hey, ann. >> why is the president making this populist effort out west, on leno and reaching out to college graduates and will it give him the momentum he needs? >> we'll see about that. there's a new ohio poll showing he leads any republican in the field for president, that's a good sign for the re-election
campaign. the conversation in washington has stopped. his jobs bill is not going anywhere. he tried to break it down. it's still not going anywhere. now the president is trying to do things he can do by himself, whether it's on housing or student aid, this is microtargeting, trying to target some individual voter groups where he can make a difference on the economy and trying to go to states and use forums like the leno show where he can directly reach people and get outside of the din of washington. >> is there anything in governor rick perry's flat tax plan that might give him some traction? >> well, look, these flat tax ideas have become all the rage here in the campaign because of herman cain. can you believe it? but that's what's happening and now republicans are rushing to do something that a lot of americans want, which is to get rid of the tax code. there is so much disaffection and frustration right now washington, the idea of getting rid of the tax code is very popular. the problem is, this does help the rich. it hurts a lot of the poor and the middle class. political professionals i talked to say the problem with the flat tax ideas is once voters look at
it a second or third time they don't like it much. a lot of voters in the iowa caucuses are not necessarily rich so it may not stand the test of time and oh, by the way, how do you get it passed when nobody can agree on tax reform right now? >> that's right. herman cain, who forced this tax debate, this idea ofdebate, he' new web video featuring his campaign manager smoking. what do you think the video is trying to say to us, david? >> i have no idea. i mean, i don't know whether they're selling camel cigarettes or selling a candidate, but i mean all i can tell you is that the writers of "saturday night live" can put up their feet because the work has been done for them. that's completely crazy, honestly, and this is indicative of what a lot of people say is the problem with herman cain. herman cain is leading in polls in key states, including ohio in a poll out but an ad like that seems to reflect the fact that he doesn't have an organization that's up to snuff.
he doesn't have a message. i mean, to use some of the campaign manager who is not known and take that tight shot of him smoking honestly it's just bizarre. i don't know what they're trying to convey. >> there's something clearly unconventional about herman cain's campaign and is there something about the unconventionality that actually is appealing to voters? >> well, yes, put the ad aside and the answer is yes, there's no question. he's an outsider who's running an outside kind of campaign, that's resonating right now. you look at polling that's come out within the last couple of weeks, including the one that's out today. people who actually either blame the government or don't trust the government is near 90% of those polled. that gives room to somebody like herman cain, who does have a simple message, who is an done a lot of interviews and comes across quite well. that's quite different from spending campaign funds on an ad that doesn't appear to make any sense. >> david gregory, thanks for your reflection this is morning. appreciate it. it is now 7:14, here's matt.
a new recommendation when it comes to your kid's health. on tuesday a federal advisory committee said young boys should be vaccinated against the human papilloma virus. dr. nancy snyderman is here with details on this. >> hi, matt. >> you want to walk into a room and bring up an argument with parents it's vaccines. hpv affects girls at a higher rate than it does boys. why this recommendation? >> we used to think that. now we're seeing a big uptick, over 200% increase in head and neck cancers related to the virus. it's not just cervical cancer in women and it's not just head and neck cancer in men but also now been linked to heart disease in women so now we're talking about a sexually transmitted disease that is proven to cause cancer later in life >> when you talk about sexually transmitted diseases, that raises another question for parents, a, it gets into the whole debate do they want to start to think their kids are sexually active and do they want
to have that conversation with kids? will that make it harder for some parents to go this route? >> i think it was a terribly marketed vaccine. it came out as a sort of now you can be sexually promiscuous vaccine. they got it wrong. to me it's an anti-cancer vaccine. the reason you inoculate kids early you want them to have the antibodies to the virus when they get exposed down the line. the recommendation was 11 to 13 but what never made sense to me, if you have a sexually transmitted virus and boys are on the carriers, even if the burden is on the girls why not vaccinate everyone? the cdc now says let's start vaccinating boys and girls. >> it comes in three shots, about $300. will the recommendation make it more likely for more insurance plans to cover it. >> i hope not only that but will decrease the hurdle for parents to get it. it's sort of a clumsy vaccine because you need three of them.
do you it as a preteen, that scares some parents and yes, a lot of vaccines haven't been covered by insurance, i'm hoping that's now going to push carr r carriers to insure. >> cold and flu season is coming up. on tuesday a study out says carrying extra weight on your body, people overweight or obese have less, the flu shot is less effective for them. why is that? >> right, so the flu shot is different every year, based on what we think is going to be infectious. two groups of people, obese and the el earl, it doesn't seem to work as well. i don't want people to get the message then i won't get my shot. i think it's important for people around obese people or the elderly to make sure you're immunized so you don't bring the virus home to them and put them at risk. the elderly die preferentially because the virus attacks them because their immune systems are down, die of secondary pneumo a pneumonia. it can be a lethal disease even in mild flu seasons. >> nancy snyderman, thanks very much. it's 7:17. once again here's ann. >> thanks.
britain's queen elizabeth ii is in the middle of an australian tour but as a proposed change to the ancient law of british royal succession that's getting a lot of attention. sara james is in melbourne. sara, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. queen elizabeth is here to meet with leaders of the commonwealth nations, countries like australia, which remain part of the british empire. her 16th trip here is filled with tradition, but it might also overturn a sexist tradition, which is three centuries old. >> welcome to her majesty, the queen. >> reporter: on hand to open melbourne's royal children's hospital the queen looked sharp and vigorous, showing little sign that she is 85 years old, still contemplating royal's succession is as old as the british monarchy, meaning these children aren't the only ones in the spotlight. there's plenty of talk about babies yet to be born, specifically any offspring of
the duke and duchess of cambridge. >> i don't think that's going to happen immediately, because obviously she's still learning the job of being a royal princess, but obviously that's their priority. >> reporter: if william and kate have a bouncing baby boy, he's william and heir apparent but if they have a daughter first and then a son the younger boy becomes the royal heir. >> at the moment the sovereign has to meet certain qualifications, the heir, the direct sense which is biased towards males. >> reporter: in japan the country's first born male policy is in the constitution and little princess aiko is unlikely to sit on the chrysanthemum throne. in sweden the succession took place in 1980, three years after the birth of baby victoria. she is crowned princess, younger brother carl philip nearly a prince. now they want to change the 300-year-old law which prevents
women succeeding to the throne unless there is no male heir. >> it is true that kate and william are very popular and this may have spilled on some of the changes here. >> reporter: already here in australia, there was controversy when prime minister jewulia guillard chose to bow instead of curtsy to the sovereign. >> to have this old law is simply outdated. it's sex discrimination in the oldest form. >> reporter: of course, great britain already has a queen, but that's only because elizabeth didn't have a brother. she reportedly favors the proposed change. and it's worth noting that perhaps the most successful british monarchs have been women, queen elizabeth i, queen victoria and this queen who has been on the thrown for nearly 60 years. royal watchers say that while
any change to succession would have to pass parliament, the time something no accident. it could be in place by the queen's diamond jubilee next year. ann? >> all right, to be continued. sara james thank you so much. and just ahead, what michael jackson's nurse revealed about the singer in court that caused her to break down on the stand, but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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7:30 now on this wednesday morning, 26th day of october, 2011. you're looking at some nice people up and early today. we're glad they decided to make their start on our window of the world, rockefeller plaza. i'm ann curry alongside matt lauer. a florida court released the names of the men and women who acquitted casey anthony of murdering her daughter and those jurors are already facing ridicule, there's a lot of nervousness among them. we'll get details coming up. also ahead kathie lee
gifford goes one on one with controversial pundit glenn beck, based in part on his troubled childhood. he got emotion about that and his family, coming up. weather is always a concern in outdoor weddings. look at this, an arizona bride and groom never imagined they would have to worry about their ceremony being crashed by a massive dust storm. we showed you this video on tuesday. now this morning we'll get to meet the couple coming up. >> you may kiss the bride, if you can find the bride. but we begin this half hour with emotional testimony at the trial of michael jackson's personal physician. nbc's jeff rossen is in los angeles, he's been covering the case. jeff good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. there was a witness who literally broke down on the stand, so much so the judge actually had to delay the trial for a little while, about 15 minutes, while she rested and got her act back together, and that was just the beginning of the courtroom drama on tuesday. in fact, more of michael jackson's personal secrets were revealed.
>> i'm feeling really, really dizzy. i'm sorry. >> reporter: that's cherilyn lee, michael jackson's nurse. >> if i could just rest for a little bit i would appreciate it very much. >> don't worry about it. >> thank you. >> reporter: after a short break she told the jury just months before his death michael came looking to her for pro pro follow, brand name dirivan. >> he looked at me and said i've had difficulty sleeping. i'd tried everything and what i need is something that's going to help me fall asleep right away, and then he went more into "the only thing that would do that is diprivan." >> i'm just trying to conserve myself throat so please understand. >> reporter: the defense strategy, paint michael as an addict, trying to get propofol from anyone he could. prosecute ares fired back on cross-examination. >> you were not willing to give
michael jackson the propofol or diprivan or iv drip, correct? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: there were other problems, behind the scenes the concert promoter was losing faith in michael's ability. randy phillips was in charge. >> there was concern michael wasn't really taking it seriously enough or focused. >> reporter: the concert promoter says he confronted michael himself. >> michael was very clear that he was ready, as he said "you build the house and i'll put on the door and paint it." >> reporter: there was more to phillips' testimony. michael's private thoughts aired out in open court, that he was fixated on beating his rival, prince, performing more shows than he did in that arena, and demanding the "guinness book of world records" be there to document it. phillips said michael was only doing the tour to pay for a new home, sick of moving his children from place to place. >> and that he just really wanted to settle down. he was tired of living like
that, and it was emotional. i cried. so. >> did he kroo cry? >> yes. >> reporter: in a tough moment for the defense, phillips testified that dr. murray called jackson healthy and never told concert promoters about the singer's sleep problems. defense report card? >> big "f" today. a whole lot of witnesses with a whole lot of nothing. >> reporter: if you're murray's lawyers do you put him on the stand now? >> if i represent him no way. risky move. he's sympathetic, looks like a nice guy his words are going to get jammed down his throat. >> reporter: sources close to the case now tell nbc news no final decision has been made yet about whether to put dr. conrad murray on the stand or not. they're going to have to figure it out soon, though, matt. the pace is really picking up and as we have been reporting the jury could have this case as early as early next week. >> jeff rossen in los angeles, jeff, thank you very much. it's 7:34, here's ann. >> matt, thanks. with the cooling off period now over, the names of the
jurors in the casey anthony case have now been released for the first time. nbc's kerry sanders followed the trial and is in pinellas county florida with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, ann. the judge was reluctant to release the 12 jurors and fiveality national names and feared they would face harassment or worse and it didn't take long for the judge to be secret. >> we the jury find the defendant not guilty. >> reporter: the 12 jurors who found casey anthony not guilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter caylee had remained an anonymous but for one choosing to do an interview while revealing her identity. tuesday their names were part of the record the i.d.s were there on twitter. someone using casey anthonys under the fake name casey eyebrows 1 posted all 12 and the five all the nationals names and
addresses. over on facebook postings like this, "yes, now we know who the stupidest people in america are." but the judge says he fears worse could happen after seeing protest pictures like these following the jury's verdict. >> our landscape in this country has changed. people have no reservation or hesitation about walking up to an individual, pulling a gun, a knife or any other type of weapon. >> traditionally anonymous juries have been used to protect from harm from organized crime mobs. here it's an internet mob and it's so much more difficult to know whether it's malicious chatter or malicious threats. >> reporter: why does florida make jurors' names public, in part designed to keep the legal system open to outside inspection. >> i really do feel for these jurors. i think that they are innocent victims in an internet world gone wild. but i also feel very passionately about our
democratic right to keep court records open. >> reporter: news reporters went door to door tuesday hoping a casey juror might choose to explain how they reached the conclusion she was not guilty. >> go away, please. >> reporter: but none did. >> 2580? here. >> reporter: potential jurors in broward county, florida, say they don't mind jury duty but having their names as part of the public record was not something they realized was the law. >> i don't think that should be right. >> reporter: will it impact you when you're being asked questions? >> no. >> if i'm on a big trial that's out there in the news i do not want to be identified. >> reporter: in his order releasing the jurors' names, judge perry quoted juror number 12 who spoke to msnbc.com, she said that she quit her job, retired early and moved out of state, all because of the backlash. ann? >> kerry sanders, thank you so much. coming up in our next half hour, what "today's professionals," star, donny and dr. nancy think about the names.
for now we get a check of the weather from al. >> cloudy skies, not a bad morning. nice ladies in pink hats. where are you from? >> florida. >> reporter: just the whole state. they just move around. pretty good, all right. they just move around. let's see what is happening for your day today. we're talking about temperatures on the cool side, northern new england into the northeast, 40s and 50s across the plains, and 30s in the rockies, and 20s in some of the upper elevations where they are getting hammered with a lot of snow, and showers moving into the pacific northwest, and sunny and cool and morning fog down in los angeles we have the sunshine in the southeast and showers and thunderstorms making their way through the mid-mississippi and in the upper ohio valleys. that's what's going on around the country, and here's what's going on in your neck of the woods. sunrise on this wednesday morning, good morning, that's a live picture from our sky watcher camera. sun is up with high clouds drifting in ahead of a cool front that will be here later
today. we're in the 40s and 50s. 53 at reagan national. and then a small chance of an afternoon or late shower and then a likelihood off and on on thursday, and then much cooler >> that's your latest weather. ann? >> all right, al, thank you so much. coming up next, an emotional glenn beck opens up to kathie lee about the price of fame and his troubled childhood, right after this. why do we have aflac...
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we're back now at 7:42. glenn beck is known best as a fiery often controversial commentator. even though he's left the world of table news, he is still making waves. kathie lee recently caught up with him. >> good morning, matt. since leaving fox news g about, tv, i sat down with glenn in his manhattan studios to discuss his latest venture and his latest book, inspeared by difficult times in his own childhood. >> somebody said, you know, for people who don't know you, this book will come as a surprise and i said well, of course, they don't know me.
i'm much more than the cartoon character. he's the fat cat, lord of the underworld. >> reporter: it's this glenn beck, the outspoken commentator that most people are familiar with but in his latest fiction book requesting the snow angel" beck tells the story of abuse and resempgs, inspired by his own childhood. >> we never talked about my mother's suicide. she died when i was in my teens. >> she drowned. >> yeah. >> was it suicide? >> i saw a big expose a couple of years ago on this, people actually almost dug my mother up, the jury is out, you don't know. >> still a mystery. >> i think we all avoided it because when you live in an alcoholic family or an abusive family, you tiptoe and you don't want to step on any, you don't want to step on any mines. >> so it is quite autobiographical then in that sense. >> yeah. >> even though the names are changed it's all part of what
makes glenn beck you, right? >> yeah. and my father told me -- gosh. >> let's take a little -- >> now the "today" show is going to make fun of me again. >> no, they're not. >> abuse is generational. i told my dad a few years back, you've set the football down, dad, and you've moved it so far down the field from your father. it's my turn now, and that's really the inspiration of this story. i took the job two years ago -- >> it's been a complicated year for glenn beck. he left fox news in june after it was reported his controversial show struggled to find advertisers. in september he launched gb tv. >> we are starting a movement in america. >> reporter: starting at $4.95 a month, subscribers can watch beck's online only show five
nights a week, according to one report, well over 200,000 people have already signed up. so you started here with gb tv after leaving fox, no regrets about leaving fox i gather. now you own it? >> i own it. >> you don't have to worry if walmart buys "time" or anybody else? >> nope, i don't owe a man a dime. i don't care if we have sponsors. i don't care -- i really don't care anymore. i think the networks are a thing of the past. >> reporter: but it's beck's point of view that keeps his audience tuned in. what's your take on what's happening with occupy wall street? juxtaposed against what the tea party did as a grassroots movement? >> well there's real problems. the sentiment of people saying wait a minute, there's corruption. we know there's corruption. there's corruption in the bank. there's corruption in wall street. there's corruption in our own companies. >> so do you see some common ground with the frustration?
>> with the frustration, yes. with some of it, but other parts of it, it is, i go back to what i said in january, and i stand by it. radicals, revolutionaries, communists, socialists and islamists, who are not on the same page on a lot of stuff, will gather together to end the capitalist system and the western way of life. that's what's happening. >> reporter: his opinions have made him well-known and wealthy, but have also come at a high price. i met you only one other time before and it was at the "today" show studios and you had, you're a big guy, but you had about five huge guys around you. that's just a part of life for you, isn't it? >> yes. >> and for your entire family? >> yes. >> has it been worth it, glenn? >> only he will answer that. i don't know. i wouldn't want to be my kids. i wouldn't want to be my wife.
but it's what comes with it, good and bad, that's the bad. what happens happens. we do the right thing. we try to. >> and one other thinging that we learned is that glenn will be moving his family and his program to dallas come january. matt? >> interesting interview and i know you're going to have more of this in the fourth hour? >> that's the rumor. >> you better get working. kathie lee thanks. up next the couple that got married in the middle of a dust storm, after this. at walgreens? so you don't have to deal with this. almost a princess. that's the last tiara. get it. [ female announcer ] just go to walgreens where it's easy to find all the candy, plus fun costumes and halloween favorites like reese's peanut butter cups, snickers bars, and cheetos snacks for the party. right now, select snack size candies just $1.99.
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♪ prudential. bring your challenges. back now at 7:49 with an arizona couple's unforgettable wedding day. gus and jennifer luna were a few minutes into their ceremony last month when a surprise dust storm hit them. they're joining us from phoenix, arizona, with more on this. gus and jennifer, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> well, you clean up well. gus, i understand that as you saw this dust storm coming, you actually are heard on tape saying, we better make this thing quick. what was going through your mind when you saw it? >> you know, i was in the moment with my wife, about to marry the love of my life and i look up and i see this big old dust storm and i'm like wow, it's about to hit us right now and that's the expression you see on youtube is my face noticing the
dust storm is about to hit us. >> jen, you turned around and looks like you saw it coming as well. did you think about stopping? >> yes. >> what was your thought there? >> the thought was just let this, you know, we need to keep this moving. we need to speed this along because we're going to get hit really bad in about, you know, 30 seconds or less. >> uh-huh, and the judge who presided over the ceremony didn't even miss a beat? >> not really. he was really good about moving it along. he did skip a couple parts to keep us on schedule but he did a really good job. >> there is a sense when you watch this video that against all adversity you still tied the knot. is that the feeling -- there's an umbrella going up, looking at the video right now. did you have that feeling as you were getting through all this? >> yeah. you know, it was odd. it was eventful, it happened, but you know, we got married and i guess it was always that me
and her are married and it is what it is. >> now i understand, jennifer, you're pregnant. do you know if it's a boy or girl? >> it's a little girl, um-hum. >> have you thought about sandy as a name by chance? >> no, i don't think we'll be using that one. >> bottom line, you know, it wasn't the perfect, in terms of weather wise, wedding, in terms of for you, jennifer, as we all dream of but there has to be something kind of wonderful about all the attention and the sweep going on for you. >> it is. it's a little overwhelming but it's been a lot of fun and you know, it is what it is, and as my aunt says, if nothing happened, with he wouldn't have a story to tell. >> that's right. well, thanks so much. back after this. ♪ crispy flakes calling my name ♪ ♪ i'm hungry now. ♪ ♪ who can resist those honey kissed bunches. ♪ ♪ gotta get a bowl, get me some of that yaaaaay! ♪ ♪ everybody's... ♪
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in good morning. i am joe krebs. it's 7:56. let's get a look outside right now from meteorologist, tom kierein. >> what a beautiful look it is. a live picture showing american university park in the foreground and the autumn foliage lit up by golden sunlight on this wednesday morning. we have cloudiness in the west moving in, and we're in the 40s and low 50s in the region, and later today in the 60s. a small chance of afternoon sprinkle.
electrical problems causing delays on the rails right now. power outages at stadium and we're seeing delays on the orange and blue lines. the orange line, not only expect delays but crowding, and on the roadways, we are jammed at robinson terminal, inner loop, you are jammed from the interchange to the dulles toll road.
8:00 now on a wednesday morning, it's the 26th day of october, 2011. got some people out in the crowd here probably with umbrellas by their side, getting ready for some rain that's going to move through the area although i'm looking at some sunshine. >> it won't be 'til later. >> good news for these people, we're happy they stopped by. matt lauer along with ann curry, back from a couple days off and mr. roker joins us as well, also in our studio right now, "today's professionals" talking about donny, nancy and star. they're going to hash over some of the big topics of the day including the report that lindsay low han is posing nude for "playboy" and are we spending too much time teaching
kids about computers in our schools? >> hmm. >> hmm. >> a collective hmm. >> and a little bit later on you remember monday you chatted with ben stiller. >> yeah, a couple of days ago. >> for me that's a long time ago. well, we've got eddie murphy in studio. we're going to catch up with the "tower heist" co-star and eddie also gearing up to host the academy awards. >> funny guy. also coming, two other big stars, antonio banderas and selma hayek joining us this morning, the stars of the new animated movie "puss in boots." >> a lot to get to. natalie is off today and savannah guthrie standing by at the news desk with the headlines. >> good morning guys. mexico's tourist resorts are preparing for the onslaught of hurricane rina. emergency shelters have opened now and cruise ships are changing course. rina which had winds of 110 miles an hour this morning is forecast to reach the mexican
riviera by friday. president obama wraps up his three-day western swing with a speech in denver, outlining his plan to ease the burdens of college loan debt, next to mortgages, student loans are the leading source of household debt in this country. during an appearance tuesday on "the tonight show" president obama talked about the way moammar gadhafi was killed, saying "you never like to see anyone come to that kind of end" but added it sends a strong message to dictators around the world that people long to be free. former senator john edwards faces a critical day in court today as he fights to get the criminal case against him thrown out. be in's senior investigative correspondent lisa myres joins us. >> basically what edwards is trying to do today is to get the case thrown out before it goes to trial. some say it's the legal equivalent of a hail mary. john edwards walks back into a
courthouse in north carolina today, armed with five arguments why his indictment should be dismissed. it's a return to hard reality, just four days after the joyful celebration of his daughter, cate's marriage. prosecutors charge that edwards requested, accepted and received unlawful contributions, in order to hide his involvement in an extramarital affair and thereby preserve the viability of his campaign to be president. >> no other candidate has ever been charged criminally with any case that even approximates this. >> reporter: ken gross, former head of enforcement for the election commission and previously a consultant for edwards' defense argues the case goes beyond the law. >> none of that money was used for any campaign-related expense, no tv added, no radio ads, to pay campaign workers or otherwise advocate his election. >> reporter: the government says edwards broke the law by not reporting almost $1 million secretly provided by two
supporters, which was used to hide his pregnant mistress, rielle hunter, in fancy homes and on private jets. >> i don't think it's that novel. >> reporter: former federal prosecutor dan boyce says the government has laid out a strong case. >> the defense doesn't want this case to go to the jury. they're trying to get out of the case on a technicality. >> reporter: edwards insists he did not violate the law and claims the case is politically motivated. if the judge doesn't buy edwards' arguments he could be back in court for a trial in january. now the judge is not expected to rule today. by all accounts edwards faces an uphill battle to get this case thrown out, given the momentum of a federal indictment. as you know, savannah, most of the time judges would rather have a jury decide. >> lisa myers in washington, thank you. arrow smith fans are googling front man steven tyler
who had stitches and emergency dental work in a paraguay hospital tuesday. tyler survived a serious stage fall two years ago reportedly slipped in his hotel bathroom this time and knocked out two teeth. pop star pink just back from maternity leave is generating buzz already. she hopped on stage at a new york shakespeare event to sing a surprise duet of "summertime" with show regular karen marie richardson. ♪ summertime ♪ ♪ and the livin' is easy >> sounds pretty good. pink gave birth to a baby girl in june. one day after snooki graced our show, a sweet looking grandma is stealing her "jersey shore" thunder by reading snooki's tweets on youtube. >> and then you really have to pee. no bueno. >> grandma's no rookie.
she cut her youtube tweets from reading 50 cent. now back to al with a check of the weather. it's fitty cent as we learned yesterday. >> fitty. we got our friends here hanging out, you've collected all of our pictures. >> picture s on aluminum. >> this way we can't rust. let's check your weather see what's happening. golden, colorado, they are getting dumped with more snow, they've already gotten about five to six inches throughout golden, denver, central rockies, another five to eight possible. billings, montana, you're five to eight possible. and billings, montana, doing okay. chilly but sunny skies. and we have a frontal system making its way across the northeast on into the mid-atlantic states, bringing showers from new england down into the northeast and upper ohio river valley. we have showers in the pacific
northwest. sunny and cool along the california coast. and we have a cutie here. who is that? >> this is van. >> how how old is van? >> one. >> nice to see you. that's what's going on around the country, and here's what's going on in your neck of the woods. >> autumn glory on this wednesday morning. i am meteorologist, tom kierein. we have the golden sunlight. that's a live picture from the sky watcher camera here in northwest washington where the temperatures are 50 degrees. in the 40s in a few places in virginia and maryland, and later today in the 60s throughout much of the region with a cloudy afternoon and a small chance of a shower. >> and that's your latest weather. ann? al, thank you so much. coming up next, why is age such a stigma in hollywood? we'll ask our professionals, "tooled's professionals" to weigh in, star, donny and dr. nancy, after this. one. two.
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we're back now at 8:11 with "today's professionals" weighing in on the hottest trends and latest headlines. as always we have star jones, donny deutsche and dr. nancy snyderman. >> good morning. >> a lot to get to. in florida the names of the jurors who acquitted casey anthony in her recent murder trial have been made public after being kept secret for a while because of the fallout over the trial. given the nature of the case, star, and the controversy over the verdict, is this the right move? >> i definitely don't think that
the names and addresses, that's the part that bothers me more than anything, that the addresses have been made public. >> didn't the state release the names and then someone else go dig up the addresses? >> which is so easy to do. >> nowadays in a technological world that we live in, you can get anybody's address at any time but then people show up at your home. that is extremely dangerous with the kind of volatility that came out of this trial. >> what is the logic of releases -- why is there a law that allows it. explain the advantage. >> it's called the sunshine law, where the public has a right to information. >> but it's insane. by the way what happens god forbid somebody gets hurt. there's no privacy in the law. >> people want to get out of jury duty already. if you think you're going to be on a controversial case and might be in harm's way, who is going to sign up. >> you're going to get out of jury duty or come up with a decision in the case that will get you in the least trouble and not stick to the law or the facts. >> a lot of people thought it
was a lousy decision but it was tried, done, over. >> we talk about the need for kids could become current with computers for their success in the future, college and beyond. there's a school out in silicon valley apparently a lot of the students there are the kids of high tech parents and they've decided they don't want computers in the classroom at all. they don't even encourage computer use at home. >> this is the waldorf school. when i lived in san francisco we went to look at the waldorf school and they said to me, i was already on the air, your kids can't watch television at home. i said that's what i do for a living. they said this isn't a good school for you. plain and simple. >> i love it. >> but it's absolutely none, none. no technology, no television. >> they have it the rest of their lives. these kids don't know what it's like to not be attached to a screen. they're going to have computers. i think it's wonderful, highlights interpersonal skills. i love it. >> that's one kind of school. i would be upset if it were all kinds of schools and some families do believe that technology is not what you want
in your home all the time so then choose the waldorf school. >> let's be real, it's an expensive school so people who are technologically plucked plugged in can afford the money to go there. >> if you're going to pay $38,000 to teach your kid to color inside the lines g ahead. >> let's move on. according to recent reports, lindsay low han is posing nude for "playboy," the shoot began last weekend. donny, you were there. what was it like? [ laughter ] >> you know -- the cake -- you stole my line. the catering wasn't what it should be. you know what? she's on brand here. that's reality. lindsay low han is on brand. >> why is it crazy? >> i love the fact that he has analyzed it. she's on brand. she's a bad girl. >> that's who she is and by the way, one "a" director martin scorcese decides to cast her in a film she'll be back. >> this photo will have to be touched up.
if you look at pictures -- >> you don't think they touch up the photos? it's not the first time they'll touch them up. >> something's happened to her teeth and i mean this sincerely from a medical standpoint. i think there's a drug ush eye that one she's not going to be insured, i don't think the photo shoot is going to hurt her career. will it help it, i don't know. >> she's reportedly going to make $750,000 and $1 million. she needs money. >> she has not made any film that anybody can name in the last few years. >> kim kardashian did a raunchy sex video and did okay. >> good point. >> an actress is suing amazon for revealing her age on imdb the website. she claims offers for roles dropped sharply after the popular internet published damaging information, her age. >> i'm so tired of celebrities, well-known people complaining when the media doesn't work in their direction. god forbid they'll use it, use it. >> i don't think she's well-known. she's a struggling actress.
>> let's be real, she's a struggling actress who was not successful in the beginning. >> she's part asian so she's going to have great skin forever anyway. >> why do you foous condition these things? >> there's nothing wrong with women claiming ages and she's going to say she's maligned. >> would you say your age? >> i will be 50 in march and thank god i have lived and look this good because black don't crack and i'm happy about it. >> what was the last one? >> black don't crack. >> last one, guys, i'm moving on. >> as well you should. >> "forbes" out with the highest leading dead celebrities. michael jackson, elvis presley, marilyn munroe, charles shulz, and there is a report, only in america, john lennon's rotten tooth is up for auction for $16,000, given to his housekeeper in the 1960s. >> lindsay's teeth are going to be fine. >> donny are you up?
>> i got out of the bidding at $14,000, so i can't talk about it. >> really creepy. >> it's really creepy. while we're talking about things like that, saddam hussein had his tooth extracted and his finger cut off for ooix, who is holding on to that stuff. >> michael jackson is worth more dead than alive. >> that's what's happening. >> maybe it will happen to you once you go. >> up next, eddie murphy on his new movie and the oscars. he'll talk to al right after this. oooohhhh yeeaaahhh!!
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take it. you unlock the door, or you're going to freeze to death. i'm going to be inside having sex with rita. >> eddie murphy good to see you. >> good to see you, too, always. >> i've got young kids who know eddie murphy as "daddy day care" as family comedy guy. is this a are urn to the eddie murphy we came to know in "beverly hills cop" and "48 hours"? >> i don't know it's a return to. i haven't done an edgie or adult role like this in a while that people connected with. people keep saying it's been so long but i've done stuff that just may not have been as, you know, y'all wasn't trying to go see at the movie theater. i've been very serious. doing something. >> we just weren't there. >> "i don't want to see that" and i do something you all like. it seems to long. yes it has been so long. where have y'all been? >> so not only are you staring in "tower heist," but with your'
also one of the executive producers. >> i'm one of the producers. >> one of the producers. >> the core premise of the film is one of my ideas, the whole idea of a bunch of disgruntled employees robbing a building that they worked in was my idea. >> you go way back with brian grazer, he produced "boomeder"b and "nutty professor." >> bev a shorthand communication. brian has a great way of shaping my ideas into full-on, you know, screenplays and movies. >> your career really has evolved. we saw you in "dreamgirls" that was really in a sense a seminal turning point for your career, people said this guy can act. you've always known you could, but -- >> every five years they do that with me. like now, they're like hey, he's funny. every five years he'll be like, you know, eddie murphy can act. the last 30 years you discover
me every five years again but at least y'all do. >> that's right. that's the important thing. when you're doing this at this point, what haven't you done that you want to do? >> well, i haven't hosted the oscars yet. i'm looking forward to doing that but i don't really think of it, i don't think artists have careers. you kind of have like your life that you're here and the work that you do, while you're here. >> you're talking about hosting the oscars. i mean that's fraught with danger. a lot of people hosted that and come out the other side, you know, kind of bruised. >> i haven't seen a comic do it yet and not do at least, you know, get a serviceable job. usually comics can, you know -- >> are you nervous about it? brett ratnor is producing it, you got that connection. >> i'm not nervous rights now because i'm sitting here with you. it's october and lovely morning, but right now you know, right now i'm looking forward to it. a little excited about it, if anything. not nervous. >> yes. what are you thinking about? are you going to do edgy stuff or -- >> i'm thinking i'm going to
come out in a sky blue tuxedo, and urinate myself. that will get a lot of chatter. >> kind of hard to hide that in the sky blue. >> exactly. that's why i want powder blue. all of the sudden cut away, the music start playing, cut away! then i'll start introducing people. ladies and gentlemen, clint eastwood. >> it's been 25 years since you've been at "snl." is there any chance you're going to -- there was some talk you were going to show up when ben stiller -- >> ben ben was hosting, yes, wonderful picture. when ben was hosting the show, it was like, yeah, the movie is coming you the, get a little extra buzz for the picture if you hopped on and did -- it was like hey that's an idea, i haven't been on there in so long
and we couldn't make it come together quick enough but i would love to go back there. >> you'd love to go back. would you host "snl"? >> absolutely but has to be the right timing and right thing. >> i know loren, i could make a call. >> tell him, you know. >> you know you got the costume for it already. >> they still have all that stuff. >> really? >> i didn't take those costumes with me. i'm leaving the show and i want the buckwheat suit. don't ask questions, just put it in the bag! and gumby, too. >> eddie murphy -- >> you want mr. rogers stuff? you trying to be funny, huh? >> the movie is "tower heist" opens in theaters nationwide november 4th. eddie murphy always good to see you. we're right back after these messages.
8:26 is your time now on this wednesday, october 26th, 2011. we have big delays on the inner loop right now. let's go right now to danella sealo sealock. >> we are still seeing big delays on the inner loop. and looking at robinson terminal, you can see the lanes are packed and they are bumper to bumper as they make their commute. traveling 33 minutes to get to
>> not from me! >> apparently i'm listening to the wrong people. >> there you go. >> we've got a real treat a live performance from country star vince gill today and that's right, there he is. ♪ and a cool cast. >> you remember "puss in boots" in the movie, he's got his own movie, the voice provided by antonio banderas and he's joined by selma hayek. >> i love how he did that, is that how he did it? >> very cool. we've all had a beer with dinner, but how about a beer in dinner? mark bitman has new recipes that call for the frosty stuff. >> get your costumes ready. monday is halloween. we have our halloween extravaganza on the plaza. we want you to get in on the action as well. finalist of our costume contest
will receive vip passes to catch pop star justin bieber live in concert on the plaza. >> that's right, he's going to be here the day before thanksgiving and their overall winner will get to meet the justin, so that's today's hollywood -- >> "the justin"? >> the justin, the hollywood, hollywood he is deserving of that. >> mr. roker, how about a check of the weather. >> let's show you what is happening. our day-to-day starts off with rain later on in the northeast through the ohio river valley into the mid-mississippi river valley. snow continues in the central rockies, including denver. showers in the pacific northwest. and tomorrow that rain changes to wet snow in interior sections of new england and upstate new york. we are looking at snow showers through the southwest, and we will have mild conditions along
the west coast. hit or miss showers down through central florida. that's what's going on around the country, and here's what's going on in your neck of the woods. >> we have increasing clouds coming in from the west. maybe a few sprinkles in the panhandle of west virginia. later today we will climb out of the 40s and low 50s into the 60s, and a small chance of passing shower this evening. and highs in the low to mid-60s. colder >> a lot of weather going on out there. check it any time of the day or or not. go to the weather channel on cable or weather.com online. >> we'll do that al, thanks so much. coming up the voice behind the animated adventures of puss in boots, antonio banderas and selma hayek. first this is "today" on nbc.
♪ meow, meow, meow, meow >> this isn't our first rodeo here. he is a sword-wielding don juan good friends with the green oeger. puss in boots has his own film when we learn about his mischievous adventures before shrek and a lovely new lady. antonio banderas is puss in boots and salma hayek is kitty softpaws. this is a coincidence, that's my nickname kitty soft paws. you know that, don't you? what did you think when your agent called you? >> i thought it was a joke. they told me about the movie and i said what's her name, and he said "kitty soft paws." i go no really. >> how'd she get that name? >> well her paws are really soft. >> it's as simple as that? >> it's he as simple as -- when
you see the movie, ask, how -- my paws are very soft. >> they're soft as soft as they come, yeah. >> you've been talking about a spin-off of this character with jeffrey cakatzenburg for a long time. we go back. >> we want to see the story of his life, when he was a very little kitty cat, which is very interesting. if he was cute before, forget it. now you got to take it home. it's unbelievable. >> are these two characters similar in terms of they're both kind of mischievous, kind of larcenous in their hearts? >> they're competitors but at the same time there is some kind of romantic stuff going on between both of them. >> i love that it's feminine. it's a feminist take because the hero hero heroin is as strong with the guy, as good with the sword and dancing. i love it --
>> yes? >> i have a 4-year-old -- well, yeah in the movies. >> you meet her at a heist and track her to a cats only club and instead of duking it out -- >> it's true. >> is that the reaction it's supposed to get in the movie? >> yes, absolutely, yes. >> you end up dancing it out. let's take a look. >> let's take a look. >> you'll see that i'm as good. ♪ >> so where does this, does this go to, is this a full-on romance by the end of this? >> it starts with a lot of fighting, we don't like each other at the beginning. >> it's a whole entire fight during the entire movie. this is just an example of what is going to happen during the rest of the story. >> this is your first animated film, it's your 43rd time working with antonio. why do you keep coming back for more? >> tell the truth. >> the truth is because i have
been very successful by piggy riding in his career. he does all the work and i just like jump on the train. it's true. it's a coincidence. we work with robert rodriguez. i love working with him. i do, but it's not like except for the one time that he did me this huge favor by doing "f "freida" it's really not been our decision. >> more of a casting and a director's decision? >> yes. >> you guys, because you have chemistry together you got to bend the rules a little bit when it comes to animation most times. >> right. >> even in most of this you record your voices separately but you convinced the producers and directors to give you a shot to do some of it together. what was the difference in that? >> the technique is just that you work individually but in this particular case, knowing her from the movies that we did before, i asked jeffrey katzenburg and our director chris miller to give us the opportunity to work together. what you can do basically when
do you that, you can improvise. you improvise when you're by yourself when the other person comes it's difficult to match whatever you did but if you are together, you're going. >> and i mentioned it's your first animation movie. did you like the process -- i understand you did some of the voiceovers in your pajamas. >> i loved it. >> didn't have to do your hair. >> i loved it, no hair, no makeup, no clothes, you just go and have a good time, nobody's rushing you because the light is disappearing and you have to get this thing perfect. it was a lot of fun. i got to tell you something, i did put makeup on just so that they would do this because if you saw the takes, i was too embarrassed to show, so we did, this is like a fake, it looks like i'm working but -- >> that's just for publicity purpose. >> that wjust for publicity. >> you can tell i'm completely aware of the camera. it's just for you guys. i don't want to scare you. >> good to have you guys back together.
comes together for a single purpose -- to make the world a safer place. that's the value of performance. northrop grumman. back now at 8:40, this morning "how to cook everything today" we're cooking with beer. mark bitman says for your next stew or soup, set aside the chicken stock and crack open a six-pack, the author of "how to cook everything" and his recipes appear in "the new york times" magazine. this sounds like fun. >> canned chicken stock is not the greatest thing in the world but there are so many good beers out there now and it's lighke cooking with wine or stock, adding liquid flavor. >> you're saying there's a culinary reason to using beer. >> you just drink it, you can drink it. you don't need me to tell you to
drink it but i'm saying a lot of cooking and we're going to look at a few different things, a lot of cooking uses flavorful liquids. beer is made out of whole grains, it's got hops which are bitter, malted barley, usually kind of sweet. there's a lot of flavor in there. >> for example in carnitas. carnitas are stewed meat and an incredibly easy recipe, because you take some pork chunks, we've got bay leaves, cumin and coriander, some cinnamon, onion, garlic and a mild ancho chili. >> what or the sort of beer goes along with that? >> it's a wheat beer, and a light beer because you've got so much flavor in here already. >> that is some facial. mmm, that's nice. >> and it's, you know, we're going to add a little more. could you use water for the second half, but hey. and basically you cook this for
an hour, an hour and a half, until the meat is quite tender, and you take it out, by that time a lot of the liquid has evapora evaporated. >> i would think the beer would help tenderize the meat. >> you might think that but the cooking tenderizes the meat. >> i can think of a lot of things that are not right. >> after an hour, hour and a half, the meat is soft, you take it out, shred it, cook the rest of the liquid out and these are really good. >> now all the alcohol is cooked out of it? in other words we can give this to our kids without worrying it's going to make them tipsy? >> tipsy kids is not necessarily a bad thing, but -- yes, you can. >> you did not hear this. this is a family show. >> yes, you can. the alcohol actually cooks out in about three minutes. >> so it's really just the flavor, and what is the flavor that you would say it adds? >> i think in this case some sweetness and a little kind of graininess, a little, well wheat. >> a little bit of wheat. let's talk about beer bread.
>> this is beer bread, multigrain bread, we have white flour and cornmeal. >> i've heard about beer bread. what are its charms? >> again here, we're using a beer that's kind of sweet, and you know, in the old days people considered beer a kind of liquid bread, so to combine beer and bread is kind of a natural thing, but the other thing it does is it helps with leavening so we added baking salt and olive oil. >> if you use beer you don't have to use yeast? >> it helps -- we wouldn't be using yeast anyway. we're using baking powder but it helps with spring. as you can, as you'll see when we go back here and look at the bread. >> let's go back there. we know how that looks when we stir it. look at that. >> here's the bread. and this is a whole grain bread, it's half cornmeal and whole
wheat so it's not necessarily an easy bread to make all together but the beer does help with the leaven and you've got a nice crumb there. sorry i don't have any butter for you. >> that's okay. okay, great, it tastes really great. now we have a soup here, and it's a beer cheddar soup? >> this is german and midwestern united states, beer and cheddar, and in this we're using a dark beer with a lot of flavor. >> well, this is a great idea. >> it's a beautiful thing. >> i want to quickly interrupt you, a special congratulations to lish, our "today" assistant food stylist won a network, food network competition show called "chop." she's won $10,000. okay, chef lish, there you go. we thank and congratulate her and thank you. >> she's the best. >> she is the best, helps us look good every day. coming up next, a live performance from country
and i'm investigating what makes aruba so happy. oh my word, that's fantastic. ♪ row your boat gently down the stream... ♪ i'll tell you what; it's not aloe vera the main export. it's happiness. i haven't even got bait on the end of mine. i don't care; it's just nice sitting here. you're getting it. you're getting it. ♪' little guitar singer the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> country music superstar vince gil has 20 grammy awards, sold more than 26 million albums
worldwide. he's out with a new cd, his first in five years, called "i go lar slinger." welcome back. >> how you been? >> great. >> how you been? >> great. >> what is cooler than the fact it was recently vince gill week in nashville, tennessee. >> doesn't get much better than that and i got a bauble head. >> i don't care how many times your name country music entertainer of the year, you get your own bauble head that was sweet. >> cooler than a grammy i must say, it was awesome. >> by my count this is your 17th album. >> i wouldn't know. >> that's a lot of music but first in five years. why were you waiting? >> i built a new studio in my house and took longer than i anticipated. i lost a dear friend, john hughhughey, played in my band for the last 20 years and this is the first record i made without him and, he passed away and took a couple years to get done start to finish and everybody's schedule and working and working on a record, i produced a leann rimes
record in the middle of making my record so it just took a little while. it's all good. >> you're going to sing a song called "threaten me with heaven" and you think it's one of the most powerful songs on the cd. why do you like it so much? >> it reminds me of "go rest high on that mountain," with my brother 20 years ago i had no idea the song would impact people the way it has, especially in times of struggling and this song seems similar in that people will find good comfort in this song. >> we've asked you to rehearse it probly more than normal this morning because we liked listening to it to be perfectly honest. ladies and gentlemen, vince gill. >> thanks, matt. ♪ ♪ i can see the tears upon your face ♪
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♪ threaten me with heaven, if they want to ♪ ♪ threaten me with heaven, i believe that it's true ♪ ♪ threaten me with heaven, i'll be waiting on you ♪ ♪ i hear angels through the window pane calling my name ♪ ♪ and someday when they carve my name in stone, i won't be, i won't be alone ♪ ♪ and if by chance a miracle appea appears, i'll dry your tears ♪
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we're back now more of "today" on a wednesday morning. it's the 26th day of october, 2011, nice to see so many smiling faces out here on kind of a, well, moderate but breezy day here in new york city. i'm on the plaza, matt lauer along with ann curry and al roker and coming up, more on the trial of michael jackson's personal physician, conrad murray. the defense is now running its side of the case on tuesday, michael jackson's nurse got very emotional on the stand, actually broke down, asked for a pause in the proceedings.
we'll fill you in on what happened and what the impact of that might be. love conquers all. is it enough to conquer money problems in a marriage? what you should do before you marry someone who might have some serious financial baggage and what you should know if your bank is one of those that's now starting to charge for debit cards. >> right, and speaking of those debit cards, when you go to the atm, those little atm machines, some of them, did you know this? i just heard this, are loaded with bad germs. i'm sure you guys love, sometimes when you look at the atm machines, i think i'll pass on this one. some are loaded with in fact something called e. coli, so that's not a good thing. we'll tell you about the hidden places where germs may be lurking, including at the bottom of your purse, and how you can get rid of them. coming up. >> that's important. >> made us all quiet for a second. let's go inside, natalie is off today. savannah guthrie filling in at the news desk. >> good morning, guys. in the newspapers today, tensions appear to have eased now in oakland, california,
after boiling over during the night. police in riot gear used tear gas on hundreds of occupy wall street protesters, hours after police dismantled their encampment near a government building. police used tear gas after protesters threw rocks and bottles at officers and in atlanta, they were arrested after ignoring warnings to leave a downtown park. today president obama announces a plan to help millions struggling with student loans. the aim of the plan is to allow student loan recipients to lower payments and could nsolidate lo. last night he spoke go moammar gadhafi's death. he says "it sends a strong message around the world to dictators that people long to be free." a government advisory panel is recommending a vaccine against cervical cancer be given to boys as well as girls. six 2006 health officials have tried with limited success to
get girls vaccinated against hpv. researchers said giving the vaccine to boys who woo help spread the virus which causes most cervical cancers. a coroner in britain today testified that amy winehouse accidentally died from drinking too much alcohol. the 27-year-old had more than five times the legal limit for driving in her blood when she was found dead in her home in july. more testimony today in the manslaughter trial of michael jackson's doctor, conrad murray, after an emotional day in court tuesday. nbc's jeff rossen is there this morning, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. watching the defense teamwork in court their strategy is becoming more and more clear that michael jackson needed drugs to sleep and essentially killed himself and the write-off tuesday more drama in the courtroom. >> i'm feeling really, really dizzy. and i'm sorry. >> reporter: that's cherilyn lee, michael jackson's nurse.
>> this is just very sensitive for me. if i can just rest a little bit. i would appreciate it very much. >> don't worry about it. >> thank you. >> reporter: after a short break, she told the jury just months before his death, michael came to her looking for propo l propofol, brand name diprivan. he. >> he looked at me and said "i have a lot of difficulty sleeping. i've tried everything, and what i need is something that's going to help me fall asleep right away." then he went more into "the only thing that would do that is diprivan." >> just try igto conserve my throat please so understand. >> reporter: she said michael needed it for his upcoming tour. the defense strategy, paint michael as an addict, trying to get propofol from anyone he could but prosecutors fired back on cross-examination. >> you were not willing to give michael jackson the propofol or diprivan or iv drip, correct? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: and there were other problems, behind the scenes, the concert promoter was
losing faith in michael's ability. randy phillips was in charge. >> there was concern that michael wasn't really taking it seriously enough or focused. >> are in a tough moment for the defense, phillips testified that dr. murray called jackson "healthy" and never told concert promoters about the singer's sleep problems. defense report card? >> big "f" today. it was awhole lot of witnesses with a whole lot of nothing. >> if you're murray's lawyers do you put him on the stand now? >> if i represent him, no way, risky move. while he's really sympathetic, looks like a nice guy, his words are going to get jammed down his threat. >> reporter: sources close to the case tell nbc news there is no final decision yet about whether or not to put conrad murray on the stand. they're going to have to figure it out really quick. the pace is moving along and this could end up in the hands of the jury early next week. >> we may find out today. jeff rossen thank you so much. finally in australia a rare white wombat is being nursed
baaing to health a month after it was found near death. the wildlife volunteer caring for him named him polar. officials hope to use him for educational purposes and breeding programs. wombats are usually brown, black or gray, don't you know. it's 9:06. here's al with a check of the weather. >> thanks so much, savannah. as we look to thanks so much, savannah. we look to see what is happening in the tropics, and first of all, we should start off with the snow in denver. we're talking about a lot of snow through the rockies. picked up about four to six inches and probably will see another three to seven in metropolitan denver, and some other areas may pick up another six to 12 inches. and then hurricane rina, a category 2 storm moving west at 4. and sometime early friday, cancun may see some problems with 100-mile-per-hour winds. it's a compact storm but could
cause problems for southern florida. that's what's going on around the country, and here's what's going on in your neck of the woods. >> a chilly autumn morning once again, but we are in the 50s now and have increasing clouds from the west. the moving color is rain coming into western maryland and west virginia, and beginning to move towards the metro area, we could have this breaking up a bit as it comes in. later today, climbing into the 60s, a small chance of passing shower. and then tomorrow rain likely ♪ somebody call 911, sure the fire burning on the dance floor ♪ time for today's money 911. jean chatzky author of "money 911" and david bach author oand
sharon epperson. this viewer e-mail is from texas who writes "i'm a physician with a good salary, no debt and i'm the owner of three rental properties. i'm in love with a young lady who is $700 in debt, including an irs judgment, two student loans and a fine for a felony conviction. i want to marry her but would like to know how you would advise us to partner up." >> okay, look there's not just one red flag here, there are five, and there are five big ones, and i would say don't marry her. i mean don't marry her. >> wow. >> she's going do come after you. >> at least not right now, and if you're not going to listen to me and the guy used the word love and marriage and he's in it. if you're not going to listen to me, get a prenup and get a really, really good prenup and a financial adviser who can put this fiance of yours on the straight and narrow. you've got to see progress toward a better financial ed
because this is going to happen again. >> keep talking but keep everything separate. don't commingle anything. nothing. keep it separate. >> wow. let's go to the phone lines. >> moves on. >> k.b. from washington on the wash. k.b., what's your question? >> caller: hi there. our bank recently started charging a $10 a month service fee plus a $3 a month fee to use our debit card. so we've decided to transfer our money to a local credit union. what issues should we be aware of before we do this? >> bet a lot of people are think being this. >> caller: also -- >> sorry, k.b., keep going. >> caller: also i have a credit card with this thing, i paid it off and plan to close my account and apply for a new credit card offered by the credit union at a much lower interest rate. my second question is, ho will this affect my credit rating. >> this is like the netflix moment of banking. net plik reported they lost 800,000 customers and we're seeing this in banking. people with the big banks are moving to credit unions. first of all, there is a great
website in credit unions, go to mycreditunion.g mycreditunion.gov. there should be no cost for checking, there should be no cost for the debit fees, you should be able to get higher interest rates on your money and really it's a great deal so what do you need to know? find out, are there going to be costs for the checks? recently i just talked to somebody who made the switch from one bank to the other, paid $30 just for checks. what's really important you got any automated accounts, maybe you've got an automated mortgage payment or getting your check automatecally put into your bank account, you're going to need to make the switch. a lot of credit unions are helping with that switching process as are by the way other banks. >> what about the credit card? >> here's what i would recommend you do, open the credit card account first with the credit union before you consider closing that credit card. i would leave the credit card account open for a while but open a new card first. >> let's go to skype. jaclyn from virginia joining us
vee i don via skype. >> my husband is in the military and paying for federal school loans over a four-year period. we're responsible for the interest that comes in each month but he applied for a deferment so we didn't have to pay for that. our question basically, should we be paying it each month or wait until paying off the loan and make the interest payments so we can concentrate on putting extra money on his private school loan? >> jacqueline, thank your husband for his service. >> absolutely, thank you so much. jacqueline, first of all, every branch of the military has a different way they handle this. in terms of the military loan they're going to be paying back for you the original balance, the original principle, not the interest. so what you want to do is try to figure out what part is interest and what part is principle. that's rather difficult and if you wind up paying down the principle that reduces the amount of money they're paying back for you. continue to set aside money to pay back the interest but then wait until after that has been
paid, because you're going to have that deferment until the loan is paid in full, or until he leaves service so that i think that is what you should do at this point. >> jacqueline thank you so much. >> thank you. >> mary from kentucky writing "my husband recently passed away, several of our credit card contacted me, social security notified him of his death, closed the accounts even though i was an authorized user and never been late. the ones closed didn't have a balance on them. i'm sure this will lower my credit card scores." >> social security did not close the account. they keep the master death lists and so did the states. the credit card companies pulled the information from one or the other of the sources and they closed the accounts because you're an authorized, not a joint user on that credit card. this is why we always tell people you need to have a credit card in your own name. what you should do right now is call those same credit card companies back, explain to them what happened and ask them to open a credit card specifically for you. >> all right.
>> and we're sorry about your husband very, very much. >> and having this problem on top of it. >> yes. >> guys thanks soech, jean chatssky, david bach and sharon epperson. germs are not just hiding in your bathroom. we'll show you surprising hot spots. and lou man fredini shows us how easy it is to transform your home but first these messages. hey, mom? what? pay you? for what? for unloading the dishwasher?! kid, you need to pay me for making this delicious -- whoa. hold on there, mom. kitchen counselor. um, mom, i think what she means is "greasy dishes." yeah. in fact, check it out. cascade complete pacs are the ones with the real liquid top. they fight tough greasy messes better than the other tablet, which can leave more tough grease behind. oooh, clean. there's only one cascade. love it, or your money back. colace® capsules stool softener helps ease straining to make going easier. try colace® capsules for effective, comfortable relief
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segment. we'll start with the laundry. this is the place things go to get clean, not dirty. >> they do. you want to sort things that you wash by use, so you don't want to wash kitchen towels with your underwear. you want to wash your underwear, bath towels separate from the kitchen towels and if anything is really soiled you want to rinse it out first because those particles will just spread throughout the washing machine. >> and you say that when you do it in cold water, which sometimes you do because you don't want things to shrink doesn't get them as clean. >> not at all. wash soiled things particularly on hot water and dry them thoroughly in the drying machine, and also, once a month you want to run a cycle in the wash with bleach so you can put all of your whites in there or do it in the rinse to make sure you get any residual germs out of there. >> cleaning the washer with that? >> yes. >> we move on to the kitchen, you prepare meats and poultry and wipe off the count we are the sponge and the sponge lives there. >> people cross-contaminate themselves because they use the
sponge to wipe off if they dropped raw egg, and then they spread it all over the counter so you want to use separate sponges to wipe the sinks and the counter than the dishes. and you also want to make sure you store the sponge somewhere where it dries out. don't leave it hanging out in the sink because moisture breeds bacteria. >> like a petrie dish. >> and also use disinfectant wipes for the counter instead of the sponge so make sure you don't mix it up and stick your sponge in the dishwasher or microwave to disinfect it. >> move on to the grocery store and germ out there. is this true? there's more e. coli on shopping carts than toilet seats? >> there's lots of little kids' bottoms in the shopping cards. >> eww. >> also from leaking meat packages and unwashed produce. so you want to make sure to wipe down the grocery cart, wipe down your hands and also, your reusable grocery bag, you're being environmentally conscious but have one separate for your meat and separate for your produce.
you don't want the meat to leak and the raw meat jouss to leak or wrap the meat in plastic before you put it into the bag. >> next might be the no brainer, the bathroom, nobody expects that to be a pristine environment. beyond washing our hands what should we do? >> beyond washing your hands for as much as it takes to sing happy birthday. >> that's what we tell my little nieces. >> spritz down the faucets every week because they're breeding bacteria, and close the toilet lid when you flush. every time you flush little particles go everywhere and they can travel far. keep your toothbrush far away from the toilet. >> you're grossing me out. in a public bathroom are you a proponent of flush with the foot? >> definitely and use a middle stall, they get used less often than the ends and the hand dryers don't work as well as the paper towels do getting the germs off of your hand. >> this a lot haven't heard of, the bottom of your purse or bag. >> they go everywhere.
do you ever think about where you're putting your bag, on the floor, in the airport, people put it on the sink in public bathment radios. >> and bring it home and put it on the kitchen counter and make dinner. >> keep the bag away from any countertop where food is being eaten or prepared and even your bed. don't put your bag on your bad and if it's the right material, maybe you try wiping the bottom off. >> last but not least my favorite, the tv remote, something that never gets cleaned probably if you don't think about it. >> everybody touches it and it never gets cleaned and it's got the little grooves that are perfect for collecting dirt and food so wash it off once a week with a disinfecting wipe or solution of one part bleach to nine parts water. >> we have a few extra seconds to get to my favorite tip, you just told me that the five-second rule is a myth. >> it's a myth. >> we drop something, less than five seconds it's fine. >> studies found that bacteria and salmonella transferred on to food in as fast as five seconds than 60. >> what about the two-second rule, no? >> no, throw it away.
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big gap between those who can and cannot afford all of the tests and surgeries. one survivor shares her story in a new hbo film and we'll talk to her coming up. looking for a pop of color or a whole new look painting your room is usually the easiest and cheapest way to go. >> or paint your chair. >> that's cool. lou man fredini shows us new options in paint. a rising star in the world of desserts making a huge splash from cereal, milk, ice cream to candy bar pie. the woman behind momofuku bar is here. i like saying that, momofuku bar is here, serving up sweets in "today's kitchen." >> she said candy bars are a whole food group in and of themselves. we like her. we have showers in the pacific start things off. showers in the pacific northwest. snow continuing in the central rockies. another few inches around denver. looking at rain through the
northeast and in the ohio river valley. tomorrow the rain changes to wet snow in interior sections of new york and new england, and down in the southwest, snow showers in the southern rockies, and that's what's going on around the country, and here's what's going on in your neck of the woods. >> good morning. clouds closing in from the west. i am meteorologist, tom kierein. right now producing a little rain in the panhandle of west virginia, and we may have it make its way towards the metro area later in the morning or in the afternoon. we should make it into the 60s briefly. tomorrow, we'll have some passing showers from the morning and into the afternoon and then drying out thursday night. colder for friday and into the and that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you. coming up next the hidden battle in the fight against breast cancer, right after this. copd makes it hard to breathe, so i wasn't playing much of a role in my own life, but with advair, i'm breathing better
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october is breast cancer awareness month and one breast cancer survivor, didi ricks is hoping to shed light on a different side of the disease by telling her story in a film airing on hbo. >> certainly when you're poor, you have low access to preventative health care, and low access to treatment that others can't afford. so it's not only a medical challenge, it is a moral challenge, and our people are dying because they're poor and because they're uninsured. >> what's going through my head is how can you go to a woman and say, our health care system will take care of you when we failed her at every other level? >> you may not be able to change who is poor, but i believe and i have shown, i think, that you
can change what happens to people who are poor. >> and didi ricks is here along with dr. haar alleged freeman, ceo of the harold p. freeman board. i know you're cancer free now. who you are you doing? >> i'm feeling wonderful, thank you. >> you went through this as a single mother, eight different sessions of chemotherapy. how was it when you found out just shy of your 39th wirth day you had breast cancer? >> my thirst thought my sons are 2 and 5 and i immediately went to the place if something happened to me, they would never remember me so i started filming moments with the kids and thus the documentary evolved to this. >> and of course you were quite the high-powered wall street type back then. you had the money. you had the resources, and even for you, you discovered that dealing with insurance companies was a full time job.
>> i don't know how women today do it. i see you know, on the documentaries see my battle with the insurance companies and you know, one of the things that i learned through the process is to really get through it, you really need to understand and have someone navigating you through this system, so research is important, advocacy is important, but holding someone's hand through the entire process and getting them through diagnosis to resolution of the disease is really what i'm doing with dr. freeman today. >> that is where dr. freeman comes in, but you did, as i understand it, have something of a revelation, as you were going through this terrible bat well breast cancer, you looked around that hospital waiting room and you saw there were those who had far fewer resources and you wondered how are they managing this? tell us about that moment for you. >> the questions were coming, you know, what do you mean i can't pick up my child for 30 days after having a double mastectomy. how am i going to drive to work? and all of the things that i wasn't facing because i had
help, and people to take care of me, so it was at that moment that i vowed to help women that didn't have access, and to give them the help that they needed. >> i know that's when you got contacted with dr. freeman. put it bluntly your philosophy is having cancer and being poor can be a lethal combination. >> that is so often the case. for the 40 years i've been in harlem, i've faced many, many poor women with breast cancer in particular, and they have great barriers in getting into and through the health care system in a timely way. therefore, these women tend to come in very late and many of them will die because of that. >> and in fact, didi, one of the most powerful aspects of the documentary you met a woman, cynthia doddson, also struggling with cancer and it documents your parallel tracks. tell us about her and what happened to her. >> cynthia was amazing. she was me. she was me, and the only difference is that i was white and she was african-american, but she was full of life, and
full of energy, and she was really an inspiration to me. >> and she passed away? >> yes, we lost cynthia, which happens way too often when women come in stage four, and are uninsured. >> you have the patient navigation institute and we just heard didi talk a little bit about it, but you know, in the few seconds we have, why is it important to have a navigator? >> a navigator can eliminate the barriers that people face when they try to get through the system. barriers related to fear and distrust, communication barriers, no insurance, complexity of the system, so one on one, accompanying, guiding people through the system is what navigation is, and it has results that we've improved survival of breast cancer from 39% to 70% by screening and navigating in harlem and this program is becoming national now. >> dr. haar alleged freeman and didi ricks thank you for your time.
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this morning on "today's home" a fresh take on paint. lou manfredini is host of "house smart" and shows us how one coat can make a world of difference bringing a tired room back to life. nice to see you.. >> good morning, nice to see you. >> i've been seeing a lot of commercials for paint and primer. >> correct. >> that's been around for a while. you weren't a big fan of it. >> i wasn't. it's been a number of years, many different manufacturers as we have here that have these and i'm a primer guy, but then i started to use this stuff, and i went to a lab where they made it, and they sort of made a believer out of me because the technology changed. >> what's with the golf ball?
>> older paint, the ceramic beads or polymers in there were the size of golf balls. >> literally? >> well no it's an illustration. >> i was going to say that's a lumpy paint. >> but it's an illustration. >> wow. >> like putting cottage cheese on the wall. you had to prime it and put two coats. i'm still a fan of two coats into color. they took the polymers and ceramic beads and made it small almost like a powder. that helps with the coverage and the flow. the reality of it is, this stuff works and it's low voc, some of it is no voc. people sensitive to smell when they go to paint. >> these are fun fall colors? >> pebble creek, dark pine, morning espresso. >> i thought it said dork pine. >> not dork pine. when you put this on, one of the biggest mistakes, they don't put enough paint on the roller. do not be afraid. look at the coverage. this is a dark color.
>> how dark can this cover? >> this is unprimed drywall and i put on two stripes. look at how dark that is. whenever you're doing dark colors you want two colors because you want the depth of color. >>ven with the primer paint you still want us to do two coats. >> no primer. when you patch the wall and do spackling you go over it with the paint, super sticky and wonderful coverage. >> stencilling, my sister hands stencils. >> your sister is going to love this because this was invented by a woman who stencils all the time like your sister and what she didn't like is they were small stencils you had to reposition, measure, oh that one's too for. stensive is the company, stensiv.com is the website. this is a 15-foot roll. in a bedroom if you're going corner to corner you can set it up like this, and don't have to worry about the spacing and you sparingly go with the paint
across here. ceilings and walls are never plumb, never level. don't level this if you're doing a border. go with what the ceiling tells you. if it's a little off, that's where your eye is going to go. >> what if it's in the middle of the wall? >> there you'll take a small four foot level and make pencil marks. this is like a post-it note. now when i'm done -- let me finish that off so i don't get in trouble. >> all right. ooh! >> thank you, thank you. >> ahh! >> i'm here all weekend. enjoy the view. >> very nice. >> this is $34 for a roll and you can reuse it, which is great. >> pretty cool. >> once it dries you can cut them and all kinds of wonderful shapes. >> painting your upholstery. >> this pillow, white pillow. feel the fabric. feel the side painted? >> almost the same. >> doesn't crinkle. this is called simply spray,
spraypaintforfabric.com. this stuff from light to dark -- >> actually, it's simplyspray.com. >> i asked them and they said it's not. >> it's on the can. >> what do i know? it says that on the can! >> this you can go from light to dark. >> can i try this? >> sure. squeeze hard. back and forth, any absorbent material, light to dark, nontoxic, water based, it will absorb into the fabric. obviously light to dark you do a couple of coats here, 12 bucks for a can. the odor is not bad. wipe it on the pillow. >> i've got this nice stencil -- >> i think they wanted that back. >> not anymore. you can use it on -- [ laughter ] okay. you can use it on fabric. you can use it on lamp shades. you can use it on pillows. if you're looking for a way to -- could you do that, you could stencil. that's great. go ahead.
>> whoa! >> ladies and gentlemen, al roker and his stencilling team. >> i'm here 'til thursday. >> this is a wonderful way to update something without hending a lot of money, throw pillows. this white pillow painted and it's simple to use, affordable way to update. >> lou manfredini as usual thanks so much sir. >> i think you're welcome. >> simplyspray.com. >> it says it on the can. delicious desserts from a young chef who is the toast of new york, but first this is "today" on nbc. [ screaming ] [ zapping ]
name. good to see but >> we are not worthy. we love you so much. >> according to david chang the chef and owner of momofuku you consume more sugar than seemingly possible without keelg over. >> that's correct. i'm a real life hummingbird. he has gone so far as to buy me cases of candy bars for my birthday and challenge me to eat them. >> and have you met the challenge? >> oh, yeah. i'll meet any challenge especially when it comes to sugar. >> to ten us make a descent dessert? >> you use chocolate crumbs as a building block. >> yeah, we make them in a ton of different flavors. >> how do you do it? >> super simple, we start with flour, al do you want to be the mixer? >> sure, okay. >> flour, then valrona cocoa powder, a quality dark cocoa powder, granulated sugar, salt and a little bit of corn starch helps behind it together. on the mixer on a low speed for a second, gets a little bit of
melted butter, just until the crumbs come together. >> do you melt the but thor in the microwave? >> i melt the but thor in the microwave. >> i didn't know if that was against the law. >> for me i love my microwave until it comes together, exactly as soon as it starts to look like dark chocolate clusters, it goes in the oven, 300 degrees for 15 or 20 minutes until it dries out because i like the burst of chocolate flavor but the sandy texture of it. >> just alone it's perfect on ice cream -- but you would never leave it there, no, no. >> we go further. >> we go further. we make a chocolate chocolate cookie dough, the same valrona cookie powder, deep dark chocolate. all of our chocolate crumbs, pour them in and mix them around. >> and scoop them out? >> yeah, it's our take on like a chocolate chocolate cookie but instead of chocolate chips you have the nice sandy chocolate clusters. >> or you could just eat this bowl. >> i am definitely a cookie
dough eater before you bake it. exactly. >> how long do you bake? you're as messy as i am. >> see? >> a little for me, a little for you. they get baked off at 375 degrees in the oven for about 18 minutes and they're for me i like my cookie to be like a brownie, it's fudgie in the center. >> and what do we have back here? >> in the back we take the chocolate crumbs again and stick them in one of our layered cakes, a chocolate chip layered cake. >> okay. >> we take layers of the cake, we soak the cake with a little passion future pruit puree, and to take the chocolate crumbs and distribute them, again like that nice surprise layer of chocolate and sandiness, and then a little coffee frosting goes on top. >> and do you bake this or put it in the fridge? >> i layer it, i freeze it just so it sets up like this and i don't cover it on the sides so it's frosted. a little chocolate chip on top.
>> so we can see the layers. >> exactly. you put so much time into the layers so for me that's important. >> what do we end up with here? >> this is my love story to the take five candy bar pie. take the chocolate crumbs, melted butter, we stir it around to misoisten the crumb until it moist enough for a pie crust. push it up the sides of the wall of the pie and layer it with caramel, peanut butter, pretzels and chocolate. >> i love but. >> christina, will you marry us? >> yes, i will. >> i feel ready to commit. do you? >> yes, absolutely. >> we have two seconds, tell us about the crack pie your favorite confection. >> super simple, it's toasted oat crusted in gooey butter filling, everybody loves gooey butter cake and a pie. >> hold us, clis tina. >> never leave us! >> recipes on today.com. >> coming up more
9:57 is your time now on this wednesday, october 26th, 2011. good morning. i am eun yang. let's go to our meteorologist, tom kierein. changes on the way, tom? >> yeah, sunshine is illuminating the fall foliage. and the radar is showing much further to the west, light showers in the eastern panhandle of west virginia, and that may
arrive later today into the metro area, with highs in the 60s and occasional showers tomorrow and then cooler weather for friday and into the weekend. we still have traffic. let's start with i-66. it's getting better, but we are still seeing some delays, and traveling about 33 miles per hour. outer loop of the beltway in montgomery county, looking better. better. still under speed at 39 miles
captions paid for by nbc-universal television from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> it's winesday, wednesday, everybody. congratulations. >> you made it. >> october 26th. we're delighted you're here with us today. >> speaking of halloween, how about -- wait. because we were just talking about halloween stuff. >> you just ate a reese's peanut butter cup. >> i'm getting in the halloween spirit. we were talking about that congressman who thinks it would be a great idea to have halloween always on a saturday. >> i think that's a great idea.
>> that is a genius idea. >> for families that can get home from work. they have to take their time getting ready for it. >> from your home state of connecticut, by the way. >> really? >> it would help out. monday night trick-or-treating? >> i know. >> that's not great. anyway. i thought i'd bring that up. >> we have a couple of things to clear up for all of you out there who've been watching us and following us on facebook. >> we do. you had a couple questions. one was about your lipstick, lip gloss, and your fingernails. everyone's interested in your nails. >> the lipstick is mac, m-a-c and it's called myth. the gloss on top is called bite. the nails are -- they were originally chanel. the khaki rose. they only made that for fashion week a year ago. so now a company -- there's a company that will take something that's discontinued and make it
for you. it's called g-i-e-l-l-a.com. they custom blend things. >> i hate when they discontinue things. >> the dress you had on yesterday cause add stir. >> that's a kay amber dress. we love her stuff. this is a tip we love. i'm sorry. >> hoda brought it up yesterday. she's still on a roll. >> my -- i am between sizes. and i'm not going to say what sizes. in my shoes. >> large. >> what did you say? >> large. >> okay. so i always opt for the bigger ones because the smaller ones -- >> hurt your feet. >> -- hurt your feet. then you run the risk of your heel, like this one, sliding down. what do you do? some people buy those little instep thingies that aren't a m. a thin one.
that's a big one. wow. >> oh. >> that is -- >> oh, my gosh. still not big enough for your shoe, though, hoda. >> all right. that is way too big. >> fits in there nicely. >> put it in there. and then zbl-- >> it's the perfect fit. >> then you put it on. oh, my gosh. look. this one's in. this one's coming out. this one has it in. look. so just buy your share of always ultra thin or something like it. anyway, they work. >> did you see this duststorm wedding? if you haven't seen it, it took place in arizona. they were saying their vows. out of nowhere came this dust
storm. >> look at them. look how they're going through the entire ceremony. someone comes in with an umbrella. that doesn't really work that well. it blows eventually inside out. here's the funny thing about the two of them. they went through all the steps. >> look. there's about four people left at the wedding. that's so funny. >> they went through their vows. the whole deal. what would you have done if that was happening in the middle of your wedding? >> i n't know. i guess if i thought it would be dangerous i probably would have gone running. but -- >> look at her. >> i think i would have left. >> here's the funny thing. it started off crystal clear. they saw it coming. >> a metaphor for life. you know what i'm saying, hoda woman? >> it comes out of nowhere and gets you. and she -- >> you know what? they've got a sense of humor about it. >> look at the woman on the left. >> i know what you would have done. >> i would have said, no, we'll do the vows inside. i would have made a run for it.
>> do you think you'll ever get married again? >> this is awkward. >> i didn't say soon. i just mean -- >> i don't know. i don't know about that question. hence the wine on our set. i honestly don't know. i don't know. because i do think i'm better with someone. but i also, you know, like independence, too. so i like the blend. >> there's a little bit of fear and trepidation when you have had a marriage that didn't work out. >> yeah, yeah. and you can't -- the funny thing, i think a lot of women who were divorced do this. they take the sins of their other husband and -- >> apply them. >> -- there, he's doing that now. look at that. sometimes you don't realize you're doing it. >> that's you. >> that's nothing i would do because jay's perfect. >> pretty darn close to it. he is a sweetheart. >> he's the real, real deal. >> stay tuned. >> all right. what's going on with -- what? >> stay tuned.
>> what's going on with kris humphri humphries. >> i actually -- we heard that kris humphries wanted out of filming the "keeping up with the kardashians." >> coming from "life & style." >> says he's tired of the cameras. not going to do the next season. only paid -- only in quotes. $20,000 per episode. i called kris jenner. 6:00 in the morning in los angeles. already worked out and on her way to the plastic surgeon. actually, she was. you got to love the woman. she has her priorities. anyway, she says she doesn't know what he's paid because she's not his manager. she said, i don't know that he's -- that he doesn't want to do the show. she says, i haven't seen him hardly at all since the wedding because the minute they got married, they went on the honeymoon. then they came to new york to film the "kourtney and kim take new york" show. i think it's more he's cranky
right now because of the lockout with the nba. she said, yes, he'd rather be playing basketball. >> having his own thing. i think the problem is when you don't have your own gig and suddenly you're now part of the -- >> he knew what he was getting into. he married kim -- started dating her when she was already a superstar. >> sure. it is nice when you do have -- even if you're married to a superstar, as long as you have something that's only yours. >> i think you give up a lot. going to be talking a little bit with glenn beck, an interview i did yesterday. there is a huge price to fame. >> mm-hmm. >> you don't know it when you're seeking it. it's almost like your health and your privacy are the two things you take for granted until you lose them both. >> i thought it was interest ing. one of glenn beck's quotes you showed in the earlier hour, how he wouldn't want to be his own wife or children. that was telling. >> because of the difficulties. that's coming up on our show today. >> all right. >> glenn beck is not one of these, nor frank gifford, nor
jay, a couple people around here probably are. more men are getting botox. it's calmed boytox. never in a million years would frank gifford do it. >> ever. they're doing it in that line right in the middle. not the eye lines. i think men look handsome with wrinkles. >> life is not fair. >> the plastic surgeons say apparently it's a big boom, that more men are getting the botox. >> you haven't done it? >> no. >> you're not going to do it? >> i don't think so. no. you haven't done it. >> i've been doing it since i turned 40. are you kidding me? of course i do it. anybody who has no creases and says they don't. lying. >> let's say you're in line at a department store. you've been waiting in line to pay for your stuff and a woman walks up and says, hold on, i just have a question. i'm going to cut in front of you. excuse me. then proceeds to ask a lengthy question. i was looking for this. it's not in this aisle. blah, blah, blah. what do you do? do you think that's proper etiquette? if you only have a question,
you're not buying anything, is it okay to cut in front in line to ask your question and go on your way. >> i think it's anything in life. how you do it. if you literally need to say excuse me, where's the pay phone. you say it to the person you're -- you're cutting. say would you mind if i ask a question first? instead of going right in front of them going, i'm sorry. it's tone. it's always tone. >> they say if it's a yes/no question it's okay to step in front. if it's more involved like, hey, i had a return. someone said i should bring it here. do you have any, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. that's what basically the social q is calling. i don't like when i'm waiting in line and the clerk -- her phone rings and she says, can you hold on a second? hello. yes. uh-huh. they start proceeding to have a long conversation with the person on the telephone. sometimes you show up at any of the stores, best buy, whatever, because you wanted to be in person to see them to talk. i could have called in.
i didn't. i came. >> you could call in in line. >> it's me. i'm waiting right in front of you. >> we can't reveal our halloween costumes. don't try to get it out of us. >> are you excited about them? >> yes. it's going to be fun. >> it's a group ensemble. okay? here's the funny thing. if you want to see justin bieber in concert on the plaza, he's coming here. november 23rd. when you come out on the plaza, you enter our halloween costume contest. and you may be one of the people who gets to come back again and see justin bieber later on, november 23rd. >> five pairs of v.i.p. passes. >> come on. he'll be here for thanksgiving, for the macy's day parade. that's going to be pretty cool. people are creative with their costumes they come up with. >> it's fun. we also have another contest going on, don't we, miss sara?
>> our harry potter. >> orlando. >> yes, we're going to be doing the show wide as the wizarding world. enter for a chance to come see our show and join in a week long celebration of the harry potter films. prizes include air, travel and hotel accommodations for five days and four nights at universal orlando resorts in florida for the winner and three guests. so the winner and guests will also have access to a q & a session with film stars and film makers, autograph session with the cast and invitation to gala event. go to our website to enter. >> by the way, our people in our pr department were saying we're getting gazillions of people who want this. they're coming in droves. get involved. we're all going to be there in orlando. >> great fun. we're drinking today because it's winesday. >> that's the only reason. >> mythology chardonnay. $20 per bottle. this is the woman who started, i
always had a dream to make wine, had her dream come true, moved to oregon. >> what's that bottle? >> this thing is called swell. 10% of the profits of this go to breast cancer research. it's a healthy -- >> reusable wine bottle. how about that? dump your wine in and cork it up. >> there you go. >> oh, it's like that. >> all right, everybody. you know who else is here? >> vince gill. >> i played his cd all morn ing. he's one of the great -- forget just country music. great musicians ever. one of the sweetest guys in the world, too. >> he's doing something he hasn't done in five years. he's going to tell us all about it. >> more with glenn beck coming one too. see you all in a little bit. think twice. it may be a sign that your digestive system could be working better. listen to this with occasional irregularity, things your body doesn't use could be lingering in your system, causing discomfort. but activia has been shown in clinical studies
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his first solo album and ever since the life of vince gill has been never the same, that's for sure. >> right. now with 20 grammys to his name, two less than the male record holder stevie wonder, vince released his first new cd in five years. it is called "guitar slinger." >> we're delighted you're here. we're a little upset it took five years. >> what took you so long. >> you were busy producing other artists. >> just busy. took a couple years to make it. built a studio in my house. that took a while. nobody was beating my door down to get it. >> stop it. come on. >> it's all good. >> is it great to be able to record in your own home, relax, do it at your own pace. not worried about paying the engineer overtime. >> that's right. >> it's a little bit of a family affair, some of the songs. tell us about, you have some of your kids who are -- and your wife obviously featured in some of the songs. >> my wife amy and i, amy grant, we've been married for 11 years. we did a duet together. "true love." a song she wrote about me, so
i'm told. >> beautiful. >> she was kind enough to give me a co-writing credit on it. >> i noticed that. i thought you both wrote it together. >> she said here's a song, vince, i wrote about you. i don't take too much credit for it. >> by the way, a lot of people are in love with you. no one probably more than nashville, the city of nashville. they declared what? >> vince gill week. >> yeah. and i was out of town. it was kind of a drag. that was really weird. i was home for two days of my week. i could have gotten in a lot of trouble. >> could have milked that baby. is that where the bobblehead thing comes from. >> yeah. i'm a nashville predator fan. i love sports and all that. i'm their number one -- after jack nicholson, so to speak. >> can you play as well? >> i couldn't skate with a gun to my head. >> you can certainly right and certainly sing. this cd showcases your musicianship as a guitarist.
>> there's a good bit of guitar on there. i'm proudest of the song writing. it continues to improve. that's the whole point. >> tell us about the song "threaten me with heaven." >> i wrote that with amy and two other fellows. will was the guy that was responsible for getting the four of us together to write. and we wrote that song and unfortunately after i recorded it, will took his own life. >> did you see that coming? >> it was -- as hard as it was, it didn't surprise you. >> people battle their demons, don't they? >> yeah. >> the album is not just all about that sort of thing. although there's another friend as well. your daughter sings on that one. >> she does, yeah. >> tell us about that song. >> my daughter, corrina, she's 10. in the fifth grade. she loves music. she's all the time asking me to play something on the cd player. i've written this song.
it's a dark song. it's a story about a friend of mine that unfortunately took a woman's life. and then his own a few days later. i wrote this song called "what made you go crazy, billie paul?" i was playing it in the car. corrina heard it. she goes, dad, i love that song. play it again. she was really drawn to it. she asked me if story was true. i said, i'm afraid so. i said this could be a really -- could be a really eerie, cool thing to have a little kid's voice on such a dark song. >> and it is. some other people are on this as well. it's like a hall of fame. >> all the same bunch. my oldest daughter, jenny, is a great sing perp sheer. she's trying to do it professionally and does it very well. >> does it hurt or help to be vince gill's daughter when you're trying to get in the music business? >> i think at her convenience. it can be helpful. it can also be hurtful. >> we wish you great luck, vince. >> it's a beautiful -- it's got some fun rocking stuff on it as
well. >> yeah. you get to rocking a little bit, too, as well. >> you got a problem with that? >> i figured i'd show up in case you needed a designated driver. >> you know, it's just not fair. please say hello to amy for us. coming up, the webtastic video that will have you feeling antsy. right after this. hey! you want that?
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♪ one more shot for us, fill up a cup, you just want to see, now you're home with me ♪ >> it has over 1.5 million hits. they custom make -- the owner, kevin judd, actually makes a lot of this stuff himself. they've done this in past years to other songs. "thriller." "boom boom pow." >> what do their neighbors think of this? >> clearly they're neighbor of the year with that kind of action. >> i love how the windows sing. i'm totally engrossed in this thing. >> that's like a driving hazard when you go by, though. >> somebody did that in my neighborhood, i don't know what i'd do. do it one night. halloween. >> i think it's awesome! >> it's entertaining. >> think about it. your parents would be the coolest people ever. coming up negxt, you kbguyse are going to play "who knew?" this week's trivia game takes a wicked turn. great do-it-yourself
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we're back with more "today" on this winesday, wednesday. ready to play "who knew?" we're about to get a little tricky. kathie lee, of course, is across the street at the nbc experience store ready to hand out 100 bucks to those who answer the questions right. to those who don't, well, they get her cd. okay. linda pierce is here to help me out. "family circle" magazine's editor in chief. you've got some good questions on here. >> i think we'll trick people. >> this couple is from canada. they call it newfoundland. not newfoundland. they were very, very harsh about that. what percentage of adults in the u.s. dress up on halloween? 21%?
35%? 50%? 79%? >> i'd say 35? >> oh, no. no, no. hard to get this in canada. you're going to enjoy that. >> all right. so the correct answer is half. 50%. >> a lot, right? it seems like more and more adults get into it every single year. in fact, a third are planning to go to halloween parties this year and are going to spend $200 million more on cot tostumes th the kids. >> these are mainly people going out to parties. >> or trick-or-treating with their kids. 11% dress up their pets. >> okay. >> where are you from, sir? >> green bay. >> is that in wisconsin? >> yes. >> are you a packers fan? >> yes. >> what are you going to be for halloween. >> ninja. >> all righty. on average, how many pounds of candy corn are sold each year? 5 million pounds? 35 million pounds? 75 million pounds? or 1 billion pounds of candy corn? >> 1 billion.
>> are you his mother? he says yes. she says no. all right, honey. sorry. this is not your kind of music. maybe you'll grow into it. >> he's hoping it was a billion pounds. 35 million pounds. >> you know what candy corn's made of. >> what. >> sugar. >> total sugar. >> i don't like candy corns. this gentleman's from southern california. what's the most popular costume expected to be this halloween? snooki, president obama, charlie sheen or tiger woods? >> charlie sheen. i won? >> yes. >> he's a winner. okay. every year it seems like it's whoever is kind of grabbing the headlines. >> the notorious person, yeah. so the charlie sheen mask is what's selling like hotcakes online right now. >> got it. >> also really popular is lady
gaga. katy perry. >> last year -- snooki was kind of last year. >> we'll probably see some snookis this year, too, i would imagine. >> back across to kath. >> from minnesota. how many pounds did the largest pumpkin ever grown weigh? 101? 459? 1,810 in or 2,012 pounds? >> 1,810. >> how did you know that? >> gosh, with such confidence. like he knew it. >> how did he know that? >> that's huge. how big is that? >> it's huge. 810 pounds. it was sent -- 1,800, yeah. >> cleaning that thing. can you even imagine the gook in there. >> even carving it. would take you forever. >> back across to kath. >> last lady, she's from rochester, new york. all righty. what were hoda and i last year for halloween? morticia and gomez, samantha and
carrie, sandy or lucy and ethel? >> "b?" >> watch us often, huh. >> we were lucy and ethel, for god's sakes. we'll never forget that. jumping around in that big vat of grapes. >> i'm trying to guess what you guys are going to be this year. i don't know. >> thanks for coming, linda. up next, we're going to catch up with glenn beck. then get out a glue gun and show you ways to scare up your house. first, these messages. bill!
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glenn beck is best known as a fiery and sometimes controversial commentator on current events. >> there's a side of glenn beck you don't often see. i sat down with him in his manhattan pseudoowes yesterday to talk about his latest work of fiction. it's a story that involves living with abuse. it's inspired by his own childhood. >> somebody said, you know, for people who don't know you, this -- this book will come as a
surprise. i said, well, of course, they don't know me. >> yeah, i know. >> i'm much more than a cartoon character. >> this glenn beck. >> he's the fat cat. lord of the underword. >> the outspoken commentator most people are familiar with. >> very wrong. >> in his latest fiction book "the snow angel" beck tells a story of abuse and redemption inspired by his own childhood. >> my mother's suicide. she died when i was in my teens. >> she drowned. >> yeah. >> was it suicide? >> you know, the jury is out. you don't know. >> still a mystery. >> i think we all avoided it because when you live in an alcoholic family or an abusive family, you tiptoe. >> so it is quite autobiographical, then, in that sense. >> yeah. >> even though the names are changed, it's all part of what makes glenn beck you, right? >> yeah. it was -- gosh. >> take a moment. >> now the "today" show is going
to make fun of me again. >> no, they're not. >> abuse is generational. i told my dad a few years back, you've set the football down, dad. and you've moved it so far down the field from your father. but it's my turn now. and that's really the inspiration of this story. >> beck has spoken openly about his own battle with alcoholism. >> i was actually angry with god. i remember driving, and i'm saying, look, i prayed to you for a week, i've been telling you i'm at the end. i told you on this day, on thursday, i was going to the bar and i'm going to drink. and i asked you, roadblock. help me out. nothing! i went to the bar and i ordered a jack and coke. i grabbed it and i turned around and i locked eyes with tonya. who i had met two other times before briefly in passing. and i realized that was my roadblock. and before i took the drink, i
set it down. i walked over. and i asked her if she wanted to go and have a cup of coffee with me. and we haven't been apart since. >> beck married tonya. a father of four, he says he's been sober for 17 years. he left fox news after it was reported his show struggled to find advertising. >> hello, america, and welcome to the very first episode and the first day of the future. >> in september he launched his new subscription based online venture, gb tv. i met you only one other time before. it was at the "today" show studios. you had -- you're a big guy. but you had about five huge guys around you. that's just a part of life for you, isn't it? >> yeah. >> and for your entire family? >> yeah. >> has it been worth it, glenn? >> only he will answer that. i don't know. i wouldn't want to be my kids. i wouldn't want to be my wife. but it's what comes with it.
good and bad. that's the bad. what happens, happens. we do the right thing. we try to. >> he's so very different from so much you've read about. >> sure. >> he's actually a very genuine person, cares very deeply about many, many things. often speaks truth that people don't want to hear such as the potential collapse of our economic system or, you know, violence in the streets. things that we don't want to look at. he's not always right. he admits that. he's very human. but obviously, obviously he's a lightning rod for an awful lot of attention. but the person i met yesterday is very different. and i was quite warmed by him. >> yeah. he seemed -- he was much more emotive than i would have imagined him to be. >> you'd like him, hoda. you really would. the one i met yesterday, you'd like a lot. coming up next, a good reason to gather your family. homemade halloween decorations. they're done easy. right after this. how easy? you know i can't. come on.
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we're about to help you have a happy halloween today with some do it yourself projects. >> sarah gray miller, editor in chief of account k"country livi magazine has ideas even the craft challenged can master. >> how are you? >> we're good. >> we are working on a spider web doormat. easy, affordable. whole project less than $15. industrial indoor/outdoor carpet. any hardware store, $4, $5 a yard. mark the string. make your circle. then your segments. draw little arcs inside the segment. you're done. >> that looks like an oval. not a circle. >> you can also do an oval the same way. >> see. i was paying attention.
sarah gray, don't you pull that stuff on me. >> you can do an oval. it just takes a little more skill. >> hello. let's take some cheese cloth and make some ghosts. >> kathie lee, you can do this one. all it is, cheese cloths. a dollar a yard at the grocery store. cut it into scares. soak it in fabric stiffener. >> what's fabric stiffener? starch? >> any craft store about $7 a bottle. gluey starch. >> put it on top. >> put it on top. dry for ten minutes. pop the balloon. >> what a cute idea. >> look at them in the tree. >> glue on construction paper eyeballs. >> sarah gray, we like that one. >> very cute, sweetie. next? you're batting 1,000 here. >> okay. little more advanced. little more expensive. glow in the dark eyeball ring.
you can use it year after year. >> who doesn't want one of those. >> it'll be on my front door this weekend. wrap a wreath form. get them at a craft store for a couple dollars. wrap it with crepe paper. put a straight pin in the eyeball. >> where are you getting the eyeball? >> amazon.com. $8 for a dozen. once you've got your pins in there -- >> just stick them in? >> just stick them in. work your way around. they're a little big. there are smaller ones available. >> hang it on your door like we've shown. >> the bats, baby. >> the easiest one of all. the template on countryliving.com. print it out. cut it out. fold your construction paper. put the template on. all you do is trace around it. >> cut. >> cut. unfold it. you can just tape these anywhere. >> anywhere. on the door. >> inside. outside. outside in a covered area. >> 30 seconds. >> trick-or-treat cans. empty paint cans.
$5, home depot. write whatever you want. >> they're empty. >> they come empty. they don't have to get the paint out, hoda. i wouldn't do that to you. >> she's not hearing well. you're not feeling well. >> you can save money by cleaning them out. you can buy these empty. >> what do we have? >> the fun part. food and drink. transform any storebought sheet cake. fondant icing. just like working with play dough. >> thank you, sarah gray. we've had a lot of fun. >> all right. up next, double, double, toil and trouble. fire burning and caldron bubble. >> first, this is "today" on nbc.
all right. time for "today's" kitchen, hoda. >> oh, yeah. >> creepy cuisine made for halloween. >> a hub for witchy celebration. >> they are sisters and chefs and owners of nearby italian restaurant nebo. >> north end boston. >> you brought us stuff you grew up on as italian sisters. >> we do. we start with a black -- with eyeballs in it? >> doesn't everybody. >> it's black. sambuka isn't black, is it? >> yes. >> it is? oh. >> drinking licorice.
>> that's good. great for the sinuses. >> we're going to start with bone marrow. bruscheta. >> what bones are those? >> just get them cut in half at the butcher. easy to do. those go in the oven. >> just like that. >> then we'll make a little dressing for it. a little olive oil. >> what am i eating? >> the marrow. >> that's not going to happen. >> you're getting in here, kath. >> no, no. >> yes, you have to. it's impolite. it is impolite. >> you're eating the bone. >> yes, you have to. >> we did a little capers and olive oil. some dressing. >> i like that. >> then we're going to spread -- >> you go, girl. get in there, hoda. >> no. this is for you. >> i just had a reese's. >> give it to kath. kath, you have to do it. >> oh, no.
oh, i can't. >> come on! >> no, no. >> it's impolite. get with the show. >> i cannot do that. no. >> all right, hoda. there's one already made for her. we'll give you one that's already made. >> thank you. kath, i can't believe you're not going to do it. >> she's eating the snails. that's it. >> i like those. >> good? >> mm-hmm. >> now we got to move along. >> i believe you. >> now we have some escargo. what we did was put some of these -- we just stuffed them in. >> just stuffed them in? >> yeah. >> if you buy them during the winter, you get them inside a can with a container. break it up chunky. chili pepper. salt. that's it. throw your snails in. 15 minutes with the sauce.
about another 15 minutes with the snails. >> did you explain why you're -- >> it seems like a lot of work. >> we grew up very fancy. i mother put the pin cushion on the table. that's how you ate your snails. >> i like you two. >> here you go. >> from the north end. >> the north end of boston. >> dig it right out. >> okay. >> that's delicious. that's delicious, ladies. tomorrow, professional matchmakers are going to tell you how to win love. >> plus, a peek inside neiman marcus's famous catalog. bambino is going to be modeling! -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com