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good morning. breaking news. two u.s. service members killed after seven died after being shot down by black hawk nernlgs. it was humiliating. rihanna speaks ow for the first time about the night she was assaulted by chris brown. >> i lost my best friend. everything i knew switched, switched in a night, and i couldn't control that. >> why the pop star says anger was not her only emotion. and seeing red. thousands and thousands of red
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soled designer christian louboutin shoes seized in los angeles. turns out they are all fake, worth about $3 a pair. an investigation is under way today friday, august 17th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television and good morning. welcome to "today" friday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm willie geist in for matt. that shooting in afghanistan just beginning to be investigated. we can tell you now the gunman has been shot and killed. >> this is actually the sixth time something like this has happened in the past two weeks highlighting a recent spying in violence in afghanistan. we're going to have details straightaway. >> an investigation under way into a deadly parasailing accident in florida. 28-year-old woman in connecticut was riding with her husband when
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she fell more than 150 feet to her death. we'll hear from her heart broken father. >> when you buy sunscreen, you probably think the higher the spf, the better you're protected. after all, it costs more money. coming up, why some doctors says it's nothing more than a misleading marketing ploy. show you what we found coming up. >> plus savannah is extra excited this morning as we wrap up our week of concerts. nick lachey and other members reunited. >> you've been listening, i've been watching. they still have dancer. we'll see them in a little bit but let's head to natalie morales who has the top stories of the morning. >> good morning, savannah. good morning, willie. long day. long day of travel. good morning, we do begin with that breaking news, another deadly attack on our troops in afghanistan. a man in a uniform shot and
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killed two u.s. forces members in the western farrah province. the gunman was shot and killed and this was the sixth incident in six weeks, a day when seven were killed when their black hawk was shot down. mosquitoes fueling a one virus. ten people have been killed. signs of the outbreak may be spreading as michigan has confirmed its first one fatality. crews in the pacific northwest battling wildfires as rising temperatures threaten their efforts. nbc's kristen dahlgren in hard hit washington. >> reporter: we're at the command center for the taylor bridge fire. this fire has burned 22,000 acres, hundreds evacuated smchlt have been allowed to go back but to answer the question is there
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anything left. as thick smoke lingers over the skies of central washington, charred remains are all that's left for property owners. mary schultz lost valuables she left in her trailer but firefighters saved her home an her horses. >> my pony was right here. can you see the fire just ate into his pen. >> this was your bedroom. >> terry and virginia evacuated monday on their wedding anniversary. this home video shows how fast the fire was moving when flames incinerated their home. >> i can't imagine the heat, the firefighters having to deal with that. has to be so immense. >> reporter: in southern california, marine choppers are joining the fight against six different fires that have charred more than 15,000 acres east of san diego. near boise idaho fire crews are
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digging in to save a small town sitting in the path of destruction. residents of featherville are doing their part to keep spirits up as the flames get closer. >> i know we're in good hands. it's still what if, waiting, watching. >> reporter: officials in idaho say that fire could reach the town of featherville by later today depending on the weather. mother nature not giving them much help, natalie. temperatures expected to be in the high 90s across the region. >> that's not going to help. kristen dahlgren, thanks. we are learning more about jesse jackson, jr.,'s health since he began a medical leave back in june. patrick kennedy visited him in minnesota and said jackson, jr., was really emotional. jackson, jr., is undergoing treatment for bipolar disorder. let's head to wall street. mandy drury at the new york
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stock exchange. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yesterday stocks closed within shouting distance of the highs but one stock cannot catch a break, facebook. the shares have as yesterday early investors became eligible to sell their shares so far since the may ipo the stock has dropped by approximately half. what will it take for facebook to go back up. i guess facebook has to convince people they can make money from things like ads on your mobile phone. back to you, natalie. >> mandy drury at the new york stock exchange. thank you. a counterfeit shoe operation has fashionistas seeing red this morning. federal agents busted scammers trying to smuggle 20,000 pairs of louis vuitton knockoffs into the u.s. the signature red soled pumps can cost up to $50, these cost $3 to make. that means if they were all sold to unsuspecting americans,
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counterfeiters could have made millions off $57. >> willie and al. >> gave her five minutes to think of the name. >> i finally got it. >> thanks, al. i was going to say matt. >> throw out a name, we're good. >> okay, samantha. >> anyway, let's s show what yo we've got. love it. a frontal system. looking at severe weather today. we can see a lot of heavy showers and thunderstorms as we look -- that looks like saturday right now. we're looking at a risk of strong storms making their way through the south. there we go. severe storms today from roanoke down to tupelo, mississippi, along the front look for showers and thunderstorms to fire up. the good news is, behind the front we've got much cooler conditions. temperatures almost fall-like rather than the 90s and 100s we've been seeing. look at, also, the rain we're going to see. anywhere from one to three inches from lexington down to
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new orleans. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. in our neck of the woods, low 90s across the area. look at that sunshine. it's 72 degrees right now. does feel comfortable. still with lower humidity. for today, 85 to 93 throughout the area. yes, some showers, but i think late. so much of today will be dry, until about 5:00 or so. 6:00. some showers coming in, and that's your latest weather. samantha. >> al, thank you. we'll turn to politics now. mitt romney is offering new details about his tax returns, this as his new running mate adjusts to life on the campaign trail. ron mott in virginia. good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. paul ryan has crisscrossed america this week going from
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battleground state to battleground state hoping to help mitt romney win the white house in november. as for mitt romney he's trying to convince skeptics about his taxes. mitt romney got a brief reprieve from persistent questions about his taxes thanks to his picking paul ryan as his running mate. thursday it nipped at him once more. prompting the former governor to respond to holding tax returns because he didn't pay tax returns. >> i did go back and look. i never paid less than 13%. so pay taxes every single year. >> reporter: it's the first substantial distraction from the campaign away from ryan's much discussed national debut on the stage, an announcement saturday a homecoming. this encounter with a protester come monday. the challenge thursday for
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president obama to bring the final medicare, a central attack point of ryan's controversial budget plan. >> you think raiding medicare to pay for obama care is an achievement? neither do i. >> reporter: paul's appointment as romney's number two has been met with tears from the right. cheers and jeers from the left, a hittable target. >> so far the challenge has been that romney's campaign wants to embrace ryan for his boldness and conservatives like him but they don't seem to actually embrace the details of the policies he's advocating. >> reporter: republicans have adopted ryan's road map for america's future, including transforming medicare by incorporating a voucher system. some analysts say winning that battle above even the economy could determine whether romney/ryan is ultimately a success story. >> they are going to have to explain to the american people why their approach and their plan is better than what the president has offered. and if they can successfully articulate that, they have a
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much better shot of winning the white house. >> reporter: now, nbc news has learned the obama campaign has made an offer in writing to the romney campaign that if governor romney releases five years of his tax returns the obama campaign promises not to criticize him anymore if he doesn't release any more than that. savannah. >> thank you. david gregory is moderator of "meet the press." good morning. let's pick up where ron left off. thisler from the campaign manager to the campaign manager for romney. give us five years of the tax return and we won't ask for anymore. a gimmick or an opportunity for obama to make this more of the issue again. >> both. total gamesmanship, an opportunity to keep this alive. they want nothing more than to shine a big bright spotlight to shine on mitt romney's personal finances. to fight about who will protect the milling class, let's underline how wealthy mitt romney is.
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if you pay 13% in income tax, is that the total rate he paid across the board, federal, state, local, let's investigate that. right now the obama team wants to drive up his negatives, that being a principle goal of their in the tax story. >> up until this point mitt romney saying his tax rate is 13%, the story had been about paul ryan. i made this observation earlier in the week. this was the rarity where the tig delighted conservatives and liberals. is paul ryan going to be a game changer. >> i think he will because of the sheer enthusiasm on both sides, positive and negative, he will generate. i think he surprised people. polling out of his home state cutting well into president obama's lead. we'll see how much he can deliver in wisconsin and the industrial midwest. i think we need more time to get a sense of how much of an impact he will v it won't take long to revert back to the top of the ticket. >> as much as the democrats
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relish the opportunity to attack on medicare, it's the romney campaign it's clearly decided a good offense is a good defense, going after the president for medicare. are you surprised we haven't seen more in terms of ads out of the obama campaign this week? >> it's tough to run a campaign where you're dealing with changing a big entitlement program. president obama knew that with privating social security. medicare here, too. the view is if you're explaining, you're losing. the romney camp thinks if you're explaining you have a chance to reassure people and try not to lose. it will get more intense. >> romney decided to go on attack on an issue where he tends to do okay in polls, that is likability. saying he made it about hate and disgraced the presidency. is the romney campaign onto something here? >> they have an opening. the bane ad with the guy who lost his wife and sort of
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implies romney was behind that, wasn't head at the time but before that. they had an opportunity to go after the president on that. this is huge. likability is the issue. if there's a way for the romney campaign to make this about the economy, about the debt, chip into the lead the president has in terms of how they feel about him, i think that's a winning strategy. >> david gregory, we'll see you this weekend on "meet the press." 7:14. who are is willie. >> a verdict is expected this morning in a case that rocked russia and drawn criticism in some of the biggest names in music. three members of a female punk band accused of carry out a protest. michelle kosinski has the story from london. >> reporter: hi, willie. the verdict will come any minute as the crowd builds outside the courthouse. these three young women, two of them mothers of small children, have sat in jail for six months. what they did was stage a 30 second punk rock protest inside the cathedral. that should have led them to a
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$30 fine, but they face years in prison. the so-called crime in progress. the punk rock girl band, whose name we can't say on morning television, was quickly shooed off the alter by security and angry nuns to jail. two weeks the russian presidential election in march. we admit our ethical wrongdoings. but an ethical wrongdoing is not prosecuted criminally. that's nadia with a 4-year-old daughter. maria, also a mom. the problem seems to be -- all their songs seem to hit the theme they can't stand president vladimir putin. bright dresses a sharp contrast to the gray russian winter. in london putin said he didn't think their verdict should be
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severe. the ladies face a maximum of seven years in prison. prosecutors have asked for three. enraging sections of russian society, many have donned their own, along with many others have been arrested in protest. this silent one immediately turns rough. 18-year-old anna ends up shoved into a police van. this woman is splashed with holy water, pushed to the ground, pulled off her mask and pulled her hair. divisive, hate. >> a sense of whether freedom of expression is actually allowed in russia or not. >> rallying behind the women, sting, peter gabriel, paul mccortney, red hot chili peppers and madonna, who in moscow this month pulled off her shirt to reveal the bands name. >> i'm against censorship. i hope they do not have to serve
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seven years in jail. that would be a tragedy. >> band members who remain free vow to become bolder. the fate of three young women help define a state of civil rights in russia. their own attorneys are not optimistic because so few cases in russia end in acquittals. what stands out in the video is how brave they have been and defiant and how dangerous descent can be in russia even in peaceful protests. willie. >> michelle, we'll see what happens. thank you. it is 7:17. here is savannah. >> now to a small michigan town where somebody purchased a winning ticket in the third largest powerball ever. when will the mystery man or woman come forward to claim that $37 million prize? kevin tibbles is in la peer. good morning to you. >> reporter: here in lapeer, it is still a much talked about
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mystery. not so much a who done it, but who done won it. as little lapeer, michigan, celebrates its annual carnival, the buzz remains, who is the latest powerball millionaire. in the local sunco where the winning ticket was purchased is popular for something other than gasoline. >> it's all we talk about in time, trying to find out who it is, if we know them. >> reporter: in the town of 5,000, so far mum is the word as to who is $37 million richer. >> do you know who the winner is? >> no, i don't. >> a lot of money. >> one person in town? >> very lucky. >> reporter: we all know the odds by now, i was 264 times more likely to win an olympic medal and nearly 2,000 times more likely to date a supermodel
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in my lifetime than i was winning wednesday's jackpot, but a fellow can dream. all of a sudden phones are ringingocity hook as startled residents are being bombarded by callers all asking one question. >> the people who live here getting calls from all over the world, are you the winner? are you the winner? >> are you the winner? >> no. >> michigan lottery law says the winner must come forward, although they do have a year to do so. so eventually folks will know who the lucky lapeerian really is. >> you look like a winner to me? >> well, i feel like i am but that's it. >> reporter: in the meantime the mayor is loving his town's newfound notoriety. >> we've had a saying for many, many years, one of our local car dealers, this is lovely la peer, i guess we could change it to lucky la peer. >> reporter: it would be lucky
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as they take in $2 million in tax revenues should the winner be a resident. everything helps in a lucky economy. >> i'm so jealous. >> reporter: one thing everyone can agree on, whoever bought the ticket is one lucky person. now, this is the third largest powerball jackpot. should he or she take a lump sum, they will walk away with $240 million. you just heard i didn't win. had i won, i would take the money, because otherwise, matt, al, and willie would be sticking me with the bill and lunch for the rest of my days. >> exactly. i don't think you'd be here right now. right, kev? >> i would not be here. still ahead rihanna's emotional interview with oprah, how she was concerned with chris emotional interview with oprah, ho[ male announcer ] you paid in to medicare for years.
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it's you, fully charged. receive up to a $300 beautyrest visa prepaid card when you buy select beautyrest mattress sets. good morning. it's 7:26 now on this friday, august 17th. i'm aaron gilchrist. right now republican kpaen organizers in fairfax county getting ready for a rally featuring paul ryan. the gop vice presidential candidate will speak at west springfield high school this afternoon. mitt romney introduced ryan as his running mate in virginia last weekend. a chance for storms in today's forecast. here's veronica. >> right, aaron. late-day storms. it's another refreshing start for us. 72 the temperature. upper 60s in the suburbs. even a little light wind out there now. your high today, 85 to 93. showers, a chance around 5:00 or 6:00 p.m. and that continues for late evening and even early
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tomorrow morning. cool weekend. aaron? >> thank you, ve
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7:30 friday morning august 17th, 2012. fans of 98 degrees have waited decades to see nick lachey and band together again. they will their wish. i'm savannah guthrie with willie geist who had a letter writing campaign to fill on on the day of the 98 degree. >> i didn't know i had that clout. judging from the shouts, 98 degrees lost none of its appeal. ahead, a canned it,
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emotional interview with rihanna, what she said to oprah about chris brown's assault. she felt protective of him. later, natalie's interview with priscilla and lisa marie pregsly. what elvis was like in his private life. you want to use the best sunscreen dpor your kids. are the ultrahigh spf's worth the cost. we'll begin what deadly parasailing accident off pompano beach, florida. a connecticut woman killed when she fell 150 feet. nbc's mark potter has details. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, willie, the accident happened behind me offshore. the investigators are going over all the equipment involved in that accident trying to determine what happened. on any sunny day along the beach they can be seen on the sky from
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boats toting tourists along the way. it's an exciting ride that usually is safe, but not this week. off pompano beach, florida, 28-year-old katherine and her husband stephen were vacationing from connecticut and took a parasailing ride together in a side by side harness. but along the way, officials say, there was an apparent equipment failure and katherine fell 150 to 200 feet into the ocean and her death. >> the information we have at this point, the physical evidence and some of the witness statements we have indicates it was a malfunction of the harness. >> reporter: officials say this was the boat involved in the accident with the parasail still on the back deck. rescuers say after the accident, the crew had to first reel in stephen to safety and then circle back to recover kathleen, trying unsuccessfully to revive her. crew members were shaken by the accident. >> you've got to have some sympathy for people hurt. >> what do you want me to feel? >> katherine's father got the
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horrible news in connecticut where he later talked about his last conversation with his daughter about her parasailing trip. >> just be safe, you know. that was it. she said, i'll call you when we're down. we never got a call she was down. >> reporter: parasail safety council and industry group estimates there have been 130 million rides involving parasales using harnesses, also 429 serious injuries and 72 fatalities. only nine of them in those years involving equipment failure. parasailing is an unregulated industry in terms of the equipment used. the pompano beach mayor says he's tried unsuccessfully to change that. >> i don't understand why we don't regulate this. is so simple. who would fight against such regulations when you are really
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saving lives. >> reporter: now, the owner of the parasailing company could not be reached for comment. an industry spokesman predicts with this case and the insurance companies, there will be a new call for regulations. >> what an unthinkable nightmare for that woman's husband. mark potter, thank you so much. we want to get a check of the weather from mr. roker. hey, al. >> "today's" weather brought to you by caltr, a te. >> a thermometer there, 98 degrees. let's show you what we've got as far as your weather for the weekend. hey, record lows. the jet stream gets down into the great lakes and midwest. out west, though, high pressur will keep the record highs going. frontal system pushing through behind the front, 77 in cincinnati. grand rapids. 91 in d.c. ahead of the front in
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charleston and the pacific northwest, record highs again are very close to it. the temperatures over 100 degrees in medford today may break their record, come close in burns, oregon and yakima, washington will come close to the record of 103. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. right here it's another comfortable start for us. even a little bit of a light breeze out there this morning. temperatures currently sitting in the mid-60s from virginia at 66 to rockville, maryland, 66 degrees. we're 72 in d.c. and later today we'll see a high temperature in the mid to upper 80s to 93 right in d.c., with showers and storms, a 50% chance we could see some come our way late afternoon and evening. overnight as well ending saturday morning, from 93 today >> and that's your latest weather. savannah. >> thanks. now to pop star rihanna opening up extensively for the first time about the violent assault she suffered from her then
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boyfriend chris brown. natalie here with that story. >> rihanna talked to oprah in a tearful interview. you may be surprised what she's saying about chris brown and that ill fated night at the grammy awards. >> i lost my best friend and everything i knew switched, switched in a night. i couldn't control that. >> reporter: in a rare and emotional interview pop star rihanna tells oprah winfrey after the infamous fight she had with chris brown in 2009 that left her battered and bruised, she worried about him. >> i became a circus and i felt protective. i felt like the only person is him. as angry and hurt and betrayed, i just felt like he made that mistake because he needed help. i'm like, who is going to help
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him. >> reporter: while brown pleaded guilty to felony assault and was ordered by a judge to stay away from rihanna, the two remained connected. >> they are popping up in each other's songs. you hear about them in the same places. clearly there's something still going on there. >> reporter: the rihanna interview with oprah is set to continue sunday as trouble continues for her ex. early this week a $16 million lawsuit filed against brown and rapper drake for an alleged bottle throwing brawl that caused damage and multiple injuries inside a new york city nightclub in june. in the complaint club owners claimed the fight between brown and drake started because each shared a grudge with the other out of their romantic relationship with the same woman, presumably rihanna both men dated. >> it's amazing how lonely it can feel. >> reporter: the tearful rihanna seen in the upcoming interview
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is in stark contrast from the sexy image from her music videos. >> i thought she was going to be a bad edge, hard edged rocker pop woman. nothing could have been farther from the truth. >> reporter: instead rihanna shows a more sensitive side, especially when talking about how she felt when she was assaulted by brown. >> it happened to me, and it happened to me in front of the world. it was embarrassing, humiliating, hurtful. >> reporter: despite the humiliation and the hurt, rihanna believes brown's violent act three years ago was a cry for help. >> nobody is going to say he needs help. everybody is going to say he's a monster. i was more concerned about him. >> we should mention nbc news reached out to representatives from both brown and drake about the lawsuit and they refused to comment. that interview with rihanna airs sunday. >> we'll take a turn, coming up
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back at 7:41, this morning on rossen reports, a day at the beach. the sunscreen that's supposed to protect you. what's the truth behind those super high spf numbers. today national investigative correspondent jeff rossen is here with more. good morning. >> good morning. you just told me you're going to the beach this weekend. a lot of us. we'll be going to the store for sunscreen, it's confusing, 80, 100. i saw spf 110 the other day. the higher you go in many cases the more money they charge you. doctors say the sunscreen companies are misleading you, and they know it. ♪ i want to soak up the sun >> it's another hot one at the beach. the sun bathers are out, so are the kids. everywhere you turn, someone slathering on the sunscreen. >> we believe the higher the number, the more protection we'll get.
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>> you want to buy the best for your kids. >> the highest number. >> the sweat proof, the waterproof. >> reporter: hang on. some doctors call those ultrahigh spf numbers a misleading marketing ploy. buy spf 100 instead of spf 50, you might think you're getting double the protection but you're actually only getting 1% more, which doctors say doesn't make a real difference and the fda agrees. there's no evidence anything over spf 50 prekts you any better. yet the spf 70s, 80s, 100, even 110 often cost you more at the store. >> i tell my patients spf over 50 is useless. save your money and stick with the 30 to 50. >> yet the sunscreen companies continue making it and selling it. >> it provides the highest average spf. >> reporter: some of the products even marketed for kids. isn't that deceptive. >> i think as a consumer you make the choice based on what you feel you need.
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>> we went straight to the industry group representing the sunscreen companies. >> have you seen evidence anything over spf 50 plus gives you better protection. >> because we are not part of that dialogue, that's not an area i have gotten into. >> you're the industry. you're sitting here representing the industry. >> that's true. >> have you seen any science that shows anything over spf 50 better protects you? >> that scientific door i have not opened because there is a debate going on. >> reporter: some companies like neutrogena and banana boat say the spfs do work better and can offer better protection. setting a limit on the label, they say, would only hurt consumers. but the fda isn't convinced, now proposing new rules that would ban the sky high labels. the limit would be spf 50+. that's it. the fda isn't done yet. those big promises of waterproof and ultrasweat proof, experts say they are misleading, too, making you think you don't have
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to reapply. >> waterproof and sweat proof are not true. if you go in the water and swim or ocean or pool and come out, you've lost that sunscreen. >> and that will burn you. using labels, spfs. what's a beach lover to do? >> you're going to buy the highest number, the one that says waterproof, sweat proof, the very best. they are playing on your emotions as a mom. >> not every company is coming out against the spf limit. sunscreen giant coppertone tells us they will go with whatever the fda wants. as for those buzzwords, waterproof and sweat proof, they have been banned. the companies have to change their labels by the end of the year. not this summer. 's in time for >> jeff, that's really frustrating for those of us who spent vast portions of our summer with our kids.
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>> the higher numbers, you have this false sense of security you're covered all day and you don't have to reapply. the truth of the matter is you have to reapply every two hours, even more often if you're going into the pool or water. >> jeff rossen, good information. coming up next, artist or criminal. the artist whose classic forgeries are so good they ended up in museums and he made millions. that's right after this. comes with some risk, north america's natural gas producers are committed to safely and responsibly providing generations of cleaner-burning energy for our country, drilling thousands of feet below fresh water sources within self-contained well systems. and, using state-of-the-art monitoring technologies, rigorous practices help ensure our operations are safe and clean for our communities and the environment. we're america's natural gas.
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he's an expert at forging paintings. he's so good his con game netted millions. he's so good he's telling about it in a new biography called caveat emptor. >> reporter: you may not know him but it's a good bet you've seen his artwork in a collection of museums. just one hitch, his masterpieces are kind of like forgeries. >> getsen your blood. >> his scam, generous, he's uniquely gifted he can match the style of just about any paint. >> can a master forger be an artist? >> i think so. >> reporter: he mimics styles with artists names, the dutch masters, created 19th century american icons. then he stumbled into the top new york auction houses and innocently claim he found a painting at a garage sale and
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would they be interested in buying it. his story so fabulous that he became the stuff of headlines. >> was the satisfaction pulling the wool over the very wealthy? >> it was thrilling. >> his biggest score during a three decade long con game, bad boy, that sold for $700,000. >> that was a great moment. i was already planning my next. >> you're searching for the word, your forgery, scam, rip-off. >> no. for me they are artistic projects. >> forgery is one of the old egames in town. >> reporter: sharon fletcher with the international foundation for art research. >> i don't think anyone should be admiring an admitted crook, forger, liar, and con man. >> we wanted ken to show us how
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he entered some of the world's top art museums and quietly snapped photographs to guide his forgery. perhaps it's no surprise but not one museum would let him in. art experts often uncover with uv light but he created a concoction that fooled that and learned to expertly crack paintings, again, to make them look old. >> are you a criminal? >> it's hard for me to look upon myself as a criminal for creating beautiful works of art. >> these are the fakes. >> ken documented his deeds. the fbi tried to build a case but never made an arrest. in part, because he never claimed the paintings were original. he let the buyers believe what they wanted. as his story grows, his most recent works like this monet have suddenly become valuable. >> only in america could somebody do this and get away with this and then become famous for being a fake. >> my thoughts exactly.
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>> an american art forger, who perfected the art of the scam. for "today," kerry sanders, nbc news, new york. >> they call it a scam but he got away with it and got rich off of it. i love the question, are you a criminal? well, define criminal. >> if you have to think about it, you've got your answer. still to come, 98 degrees reunites for a concert on our plaza. >> first your local news and weather. these fellas used capital one venture miles for a golf getaway. double miles you can actually use... but mr. single miles can't join his friends because he's getting hit with blackouts. shame on you. now he's stuck in a miniature nightmare. oh, thank you.
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7:56. that's your time. good morning, your headlines now. paul rhine in virginia today making campaign stops in fairfax county. metro police warning women after a pair of upskirting incidents and hundreds of motorcyclists are rolling into town to honor 9/11 victims. checking your forecast. a nice day for us. in fact, a little bit of a light breeze with that dry air. so it's starting out a little on the cool side. 64 degrees right now over montgomery county. sandy spring, silver springs and montgomery village down to 66 right now in camp springs in prince georges county around clinton. high today, 93 degrees. warm today. rain late overnight. back to you. >> thanks, veronica. a quick break
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8:00 friday morning, august 17th, 2012. it is 98 degrees in new york city. that is not the weather report. that is our way of telling you the band 98 degrees has reunited and there's screaming fans here. that's what it's like. i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist in for matt. >> with and about. with, what gadgets you use, your style. all kinds of things. we're going to tell you what to do and not to do.
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trends in hair, jewelry, we've got it all. >> hard to believe we can contain it all. more of natalie's really revealing and interesting interview with lisa marie and priscilla presley. what was elvis really like as a husband and a dad. interestingly, what kind of grandfather would he today. we'll hear more from priscilla and lisa marie. >> we have one of our favorite breakout stars, missy franklin. she's got a new tattoo. she posted it on twitter. >> hello. >> that's what missy has been up to. we talked about how she's facing a pretty difficult choice, whether to stay an amateur and swim in college or turn pro. she's been fielding a lot of big offers, big money offers. we asked you on our website what you thought. it's one-sided. 73% thought she would stay amateur. >> i bet she does. >> there is a lot of potential
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money on the floor. >> she really, really wants to swim with the team and go to college and have that experience but it's a difficult decision because there's a lot of big offers out there. >> 17 years old. a lot of money out there. skhek in with natalie at the news desk for the rest of the day's headlines. >> good morning, everyone. the obama campaign challenged mitt romney this morning to release five years of his tax returns. in exchange the president's team promised it would not criticize romney for not releasing more. on thursday romney answered the latest questions about his taxes by saying he never paid less than 13% over the last 10 years. the future of wikileaks founder julian assange is uncertain after ecuador gave him political asylum. more from london. keith, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. here outside the embassy a small group for wikileaks founder
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vowed they would protect him if the police tried to remove him by force. julian assange has been holed up inside the embassy for two months after jumping bail in sweden to face allegations of sexual assaults. assange denies the charges and claims once in sweden he will be extradited to the united states to be prosecuted for leaking thousands of secret u.s. diplomatic cables. the documents cover the wars in iraq and afghanistan and embarrassed the u.s. >> the course of the war needs to change. the manner in which it needs to change is not yet clear. >> reporter: there were minor scuffles outside the embassy on thursday just before the ecuadorian government granted assange political asylum. the decision by the ecuadorians gives assange status as a political refugee. the british responded by increasing the police presence around the embassy. >> we will not allow mr. assange
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safe passage out of the united kingdom, nor is there any legal basis for us to do so. >> reporter: the british upped the pressure on ecuador saying it could revoke the embassy's diplomatic status and remove assange by force. but government officials say there are no plans at the moment to do so. by the way, this is the ecuadorian embassy, not the guatemalan. they are close by but this is the ecuadorian. inside julian assange is actually continuing to run wikileaks on his computers. but if he steps outside this front door, natalie, the british police will, in fact, arrest him. >> keith miller in london for us. thank you, keith. here is brian williams with a look at what's coming up tonight on "nbc nightly news." >> coming up tonight when we see you for "nightly news," an incredible gift for a military bride. one patriotic group making a difference, making their dreams come true. we'll have that story tonight on
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"nightly news." natalie, back to you. >> for a look at what's trending today. a quick roundup of what has you talking online. lady gaga's trip to romania led to this violent viral video. a fan lunged at gaga in a bucharest lobby. he was slammed to the floor by a bodyguard that kept his pinned until gaga was safely outside of the fan got up on his own and was promptly shown the exit. british film star robert pattinson shared his theory on american fascination with celebrities during this live screen chat with the "new york times." take a listen. >> what is it about america and fame? >> i think it's because america really wants to have a royal family. >> so if you and kristen have trouble, it's like charles and di having trouble. >> pattinson and kristen stewart have been on the rocks since she admitted to cheating on him. this has been popular on
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youtube, more than a million views after the gregory brothers auto tune, this lip smacking reaction to a five guys cheeseburger. ♪ ♪ crisp and crunch with bacon president get yourself a double cheeseburger ♪ >> they all want what he's having, right? now 8:06. let's go back outside to al with a check of weather. fun with auto tune. >> dang, dang. birthday guy today. >> yesterday. >> there you go. happy birthday. a little 98 degree birthday for you. as far as today's concerned, pick city today just happens to be charleston, west virginia. showers, thunderstorms. 82 degrees. the rest of our day today, you
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can see the showers and thunderstorms firing up along that front down through the southeast just about ready to move into atlanta. wet weather in the southwest where we have monsoonal moisture coming in. along the northern part of that front seeing a few clouds and showers through western new york. look for beautiful weather in the pacific northwest. the sunshine and the heat. temperature there's in the 90s. actually kind of hard to believe portland will be hotter than los angeles. that's what's going on around the country. a cool start for summer. mid-60s in the outlying suburb, just north and we689 of montgomery county around kensington and poolesville and the as penn hills area. 74 degrees in town. george coming in at 72-o4. 4r569 of the 90s for the next couple of days. we'll see showers late, around 5:00 or 6:00 p.m. maybe eve an thunderstorm or two, but the rain ends early saturday. we'll see occasional >> you're freaking me out. >> good.
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three know it alls to help. >> first of all, the definitive list of what to try. good morning. >> good morning. >> big dos are in, the bun. >> it's all about the bun this season. the bigger the bun the better. there's great tools to help you create it. h&m, claire's have bun donuts. >> what are you don't have the hair. >> put this on top. >> take the pony tail, slip it around, you've got a bun. >> makeup. purple is pink. >> grays. getting rid of neons and shades of purple. really something anyone can wear. depends, black undertones, '90s, grunge. these are from ulta. >> statement necklace out, this is collar. they have the collar going on.
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carol lee, charming charlie. fun way to change-up a black dress. >> printed pants. really, can anybody of any age pull it off. >> anybody can pull it off, right print and fit. different different types of pattern, ann taylor doing more tailored, depending what works. >> last but not least, statement stiletto. >> no more plain pumps. these make a statement on their own. we saw emma stone wearing houndstooth. >> thanks so much. now here is willie. >> savannah, thanks. next up, what is in with gadgets, what's out. mario armstrong, "today's" digital lifestyle expert. good morning. >> good morning. >> start with computers. ultrabook the way to go. >> very thin, lightweight, less than an inch thick. hold that. under four pounds. super lightweight. looking at dell, 11 hours of batteries.
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boots up in seconds. it's the new category. >> if i like a macbook, this is the way to go. >> yes, retina display. this display will make you want to lick the screen when you see food on it. it's that amazing. it's thin. only a hair thicker. >> these are backpacks that charge your devices. >> four at a time. can you charge multiple devices. cables built into the bags. the bag plugs into the wall outlet and has the charger in the bag. that powers the whole bag system. overnight charge -- can't charge laptops, tablets, phones, ereaders. >> nothing more annoying than a dying blackberry. >> the blackberry -- >> i'm still on the blackberry. >> we'll get you nexus 7 acers, google operating system, latest. beautiful, great display, $200.
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seven inch tablets are in may see new ones. >> eyewear high tech. >> i'm wearing it. it's digital lifestyle. i really like what they have done here. they give awe lot of different styles here. go online, have five sent to your home. try them on, let your friends see them. keep the ones you want, send the others back, they fill it with the prescription. >> netbooks and pocket camcorders. >> gone, gone, and gone. >> mario armstrong. thanks so much. here is natalie. >> finally one of our favorite topics, food. host of cooking for real on the food network. sunny, good morning. >> good morning. >> dumplings are apparently popular. can you find them everywhere. >> you can. ten years ago you couldn't find won ton in the freezer section. now you are bombarded with them.
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>> these are my shrimp filled pot stickers. do or dine, these are nippon nachos. they came out looking like -- wait a minute. where are the chips. they are dumplings. >> over here. deserts. mini is in. >> yes. we've all dealt with the big cupcakes, now mini cupcakes. it's all about mini whoopi pies. these are snicker doodles filled with sweets. you can order them online. as long as they are 2.5 inches or smaerl they are ini. >> the slow cooker is in. >> the slow cooker is in. a lot of people saying it's coming back. it's there. a great way to have a comfortable meal without being hot in the kitchen. >> coming up, priscilla and lisa marie presley. kathy and hoda's best ever ambush makeover. we'll have that for you right
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back at 8:19 with a look at elvis tribute concert on the 35th verse of his death. natalie got back from graceland where she sat down with priscilla and lisa marie presley. >> this morning they open up about their evolving relationship and their fondest memories of the king. >> gosh, there's so many. i don't have any unfond. i think times when i was here, he set up a little sort of station in my room, a tv set and a chair. whenever i was here, he would sit in there with me a lot. just him waking me up to take me on the golf cart to go across the pasture and visit his father. >> when he was here, he was a hands on father. >> when he was awake. he was nocturnal.
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i would inevitably become nocturnal if i wanted to spend time with him, yes. >> priscilla, you had a good relationship with elvis even after the divorce. you continued to be friends up until the end. >> until the end. when we were together you never knew we were divorced. we had a lot of affinity for each other. we were very good friends. >> how did you see him as a father to lisa marie. >> i thought he could be the best father he could possibly be, being who he was. he was a caring father. i sent him pictures, photos. even the times he was gone, i wanted to make sure he was a part of her growth. >> you're now 44 years old. what do you think your dad would be most proud of? >> oh gosh. most proud of, i couldn't answer that. >> i do have to answer that. >> the mother always knows. >> i think elvis would be so proud of her, not just who she
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is but her talent, her role as a mother. she's unbelievable. she is the best mom. elvis, even though he was who he was, king of rock and roll, talented, and really belonged to the world, he was still very family oriented. he loved that. i think if he were alive today, he would be just all over those kids, truly adoring them. hugging them, talking to them and having them around all the time. >> what do you think elvis would have been proud of with you, priscilla? >> gosh. maybe she should answer that. >> oh gosh. >> look at this place, it's something, right? >> she has up until now steadfastly defended and protected him beyond belief. from when he was alive, after he passed away. she's done nothing but work
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diligently, legally, image, everything. she's gone to incredible lengths and heights that people might not even know about to make sure he's protected. >> you have all talked in the past about the friction as mother and daughter that you have had. how is your relationship now? >> i love my relationship now. i think we all grow. i was a young mother. a young mother in a world that really children don't belong. toyed learn a lot without really a role model. so you know, i had to take those steps and evolve. >> she's actually my best friend, she and riley, to be honest. my mom and i have a really great, almost sisterly, fun relationship now. she understands me, i understand her. ♪ >> i feel lisa is in that period of her life, she has come into her own these last few years.
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i don't know if it's because of having the twins, another chapter in her legacy. >> come into your own. does that mean you're more settled or just in a happier place. >> i think happier. more -- less angry, no angry, not angry. more interested in being compassionate and understanding and having -- embracing people in life more than fighting constantly, i think, would probably describe it the best. >> you have someone in your life that's very stabilizing, very grounded, your husband, who has just been amazing. an amazing human being. she got lucky. it took her a while. >> life is good now. fourth husband. >> i learned. i did something different each time. keeping doing something different. that didn't work. it took me a while.
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it had to be in front of everyone. it's been nine years. we do have amazing little ones. >> you gave a recent interview. you said the last time you cried was when your 3-year-old daughter told you she made a card for her grandfather who sings. what did that mean to you? >> they kill me when they talk about it. you know, it's just heartbreaking, really, but really sweet. they have a really interesting gravitation towards him. they get really excited coming here. they have everybody standing outside when we drove up. they said, are we having a party? i said, they are celebrating. trying to find a good way to explain it that doesn't make them upset. >> your older kids understand and know what elvis was and is still to this day. how do they feel about him? >> they are very proud and very
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honored, of course, without question. >> we should mention lisa marie recently released her first album in seven years called storm and grace. rolling stone called it the album she was born to make. good reviews. >> natalie, thanks. >> do we want to talk ambush here. >> absolutely. >> you love the ambush makeovers, cath lee and hoda. yesterday they are calling the most amazing ever. >> unbelievable. this is before. 55-year-old nancy of long island. believe it or not, has not cut her hair since she was 16 years old. >> four decades without a haircut. she got one yesterday. look what happened. >> nancy before. all right. nancy, let's see the new you. >> oh my gosh. >> are you ready? take off your blindfold and be prepared. >> oh my gosh.
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beautiful. >> jaw dropping. >> her son said he didn't believe it was his mom. he thought it was some kind of body double. when is my mom coming in. >> coming in? >> and took longer to -- >> stayed like that the whole time. it's 8:26 on this friday august 17th. here's a look at the top stories today. republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan will speak in fairfax county today. attending a rally at west springfield high school this afternoon. mitt romney introduced ryan as his running mate in virginia just last weekend. hurns of motorcyclists headed to town today to honor the 9/11 pentagon victims. their route includes parts of interstate 68, 70 and 66. tomorrow the group will ride to ground zero.
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quite comfortable outside. heat later. filtered sunshine, too, coming our way. high clouds moving in. high today 93. showers starting at 5:00, six. scattered coming in from the west and early morning rain way cool weekend. back to you. right now, veronica, traveling on 295 southbound, a crash reported just past 198.
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you are seeing delays. traveling southbound, 19 miles per hour making your way towards 198. aaron?
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>> 8:30 now on this friday morning the 17th of august, 2012. our plaza fans are ready to hear from 98 degrees. they have not been together in a decade but they will be reunited in just a few moments on this very stage. good morning. i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist and natalie morales. we have 98 degrees today. a lot of music coming up next
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week. >> a disappointment for the crowd but we took the stage after they were rehearsing. the woman behind the catchiest song of the year "call me maybe" will be here with a special guest. one week from today train rolls into the plaza. >> music now to movies. one of the must see movies coming out this weekend, which celebrities are making news with controversial comments. we'll fill you in, something new for us, called emix today. >> we want to say hello to olympic champions. both won gold in freestyle wrestling. brought home five medals. good morning. congratulations. >> congratulations, guys. jordan, let's start with you. you've done it all in your career, ncaa title, world championships. how does the gold medal compare to everything else you've done. >> it's a difference experience.
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worked so hard, chased the dream so long. to have finally caught it is awesome. >> what happens now. we heard a lot of wrestlers go onto huge careers in martial arts. >> when i'm done wrestling. i have another four years in me. such an awesome experience. >> what about you. talk about pressures of moving to other things. are you going to stick with it? the first olympics, do you see yourself staying with it. >> i'd like one other gold medal. time will tell. i'm just hoping now i'm not waking up from this dream. it's awesome, exciting, just enjoying it right now. >> allison, we couldn't help but notice your five medals. is your neck getting sore from wearing those? how has the response been? you come back from london. have people been excited to see you walking down the street? >> something i never expected to haen to me. people recognize me, say my
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name, call me out. it's exciting. >> you're known as the chipper one in the pool. you're always making everybody laugh. can't help it? >> i like to have fun. i love the sport of swimming and the people. it's all fun. >> i hear you've all had a dhoo chance to celebrate with mickey ds. >> somebody sending awe message, drop the mcdonald's, back to the training table. guys, congratulations. thanks for coming in. >> let's send it over to mr. roker with a check of the weather. >> so much in over the past 20 years, toyota has contributed more than $500 million to nonprofits all over the country. their latest philanthropic effort called 100 cars for good, 100 cars like camry hybrid awarded to 100 nonprofits over the course of 100 days. you can help select each day charity by going to facebook.
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they have already given vehicles to 40 states, animal rparticipa. go to ourebsite at that's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. around here we're warming up coming out of the 60s and low 70s throughout the area. notice the high clouds coming our way today. so the sunshine filtering through that. 93, your high temperature for today, and, yes, some showers, maybe a thunderstorm or two for late afternoon, evening hours. scattered again tonight. not going to be widespread but rain continues throughout the overnight. saturday morning, rain ends. we go from 93 feeling likes summer today to feeling like mid to late september this weekend. and that's your latest weather. all the nice folks ready for 98 degrees. savannah. >> you said it. >> i can't. my shoe got stuck on the stage.
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a back-up performer for 98 degrees. back in a moment. first this is "today" on nbc.
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but somewhere along the way, something went horribly wrong. george allen voted for trillions in debt while voting to raise his pay four times, then voted to keep special tax breaks for oil and gas companies and took over a half-million from them.
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worse, allen went to work for them. >> announcer: the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> okay. the wait is over. performing together on stage for the first time in more than ten years, ladies and gentlemen, 98 degrees. ♪ oh yeah ♪ we both know that i shouldn't be here ♪ ♪ this is wrong
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♪ and baby it's killin' me it's killin' you ♪ ♪ both of us tryin' to be strong ♪ ♪ i've got somewhere else to be promises to keep ♪ ♪ someone else who loves me and trusts me fast asleep ♪ ♪ i've made up my mind ♪ there is no turning back ♪ she's been good to me and she deserves better than that ♪ ♪ it's the hardest thing i'll ever have to do ♪ ♪ to look you in the eye and tell you i don't love you ♪ ♪ it's the hardest thing i'll ever have to lie ♪ ♪ to show no emotion when you start to cry ♪ ♪ i can't let you see what you mean to me ♪ ♪ when my hands are tied and my heart's not free ♪
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♪ we're not meant to be ♪ it's the hardest thing i'll ever have to do ♪ ♪ to turn around and walk away pretending i don't love you ♪ ♪ i know that we'll meet again fate has a place and time ♪ ♪ so you can get on with your life i've got to be cruel to be kind ♪ ♪ like dr. zhivago all my love i'll be sending ♪ ♪ and you will never know cause there can be no happy ending ♪ ♪ it's the hardest thing i'll ever have to do ♪ ♪ to look you in the eye and tell you i don't love you ♪ ♪ it's the hardest thing i'll ever have to lie ♪ ♪ to show no emotion when you start to cry ♪ ♪ can't let you see what you mean to me ♪ ♪ when my hands are tied
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and my heart's not free ♪ ♪ we're not meant to be ♪ it's the hardest thing i'll ever have to do ♪ ♪ to turn around and walk away pretending i don't love you ♪ ♪ love you ♪ ♪ bye-bye baby bye-bye ♪ ♪ i've made up my mind there is no turning back ♪ ♪ there is no turning back ♪ ♪ she's been good to me and she deserves better than that ♪ ♪ it's the hardest thing i'll ever have to do ♪ ♪ to look you in the eye and tell you i don't love you ♪ ♪ it's the hardest thing i'll ever have to lie ♪ ♪ to show no emotion when you start to cry ♪ ♪ can't let you see what you mean to me ♪
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♪ when my hands are tied and my heart's not free we're not meant to be ♪ ♪ it's the hardest thing i'll ever have to do ♪ ♪ to turn around and walk away ♪ pretending i don't love you ♪ >> thank you. >> we're just getting started with 98 degrees. much more music ahead. but first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪ to look you in the eye and tell you i don't love you ♪ and tell you i [ male announcer ] you paid in to medicare for years.
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the romney-ryan plan protects medicare benefits for today's seniors and strengthens the plan for the next generation. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. i'm drinking dunkin'. i'm drinking dunkin' iced mocha. they make it exactly how i like it. medium, iced, with a turbo shot. french vanilla, hazelnut, caramel -- i love 'em all. they make it perfect every time. america runs on dunkin' coffee. 98 degrees is one of the most successful boy bands with multi-platinum albums.
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we're delighted they are reunited here and at a festival this weekend. good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> i called you a boy band. i guess after ten years we've graduated to man band. >> i think we've officially graduated. >> finally. >> how does it feel to get the band back together. >> now that we've gone through puberty finally, we're excited. no, it's great being back together again doing what we love to do on stage. it feels like just yesterday we were doing it for the first time around. >> is it like riding a bike, all those moves, justin? >> yeah, it is. we're having a really good time. >> jeff, do you feel like you guys have the magic. >> i'm lucky to have these guys flanked on both sides to watch what they are doing. i'm lucky. >> is there rustyness. a little different than doing it in the 20s. >> back pain, throat pain, hip
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pain. from steak and lobster to prune juice. it's changed a little bit. it really is. this is -- we're family. it's just like riding a bike. >> all your fans want to know if this is just the beginning of something. thinking about getting back in the studio or going on tour. >> we are. we viewed this as a chance to step out and see if it's still fun. we're all very happy to say we're having a great time. can you expect more from us down the line. >> we were talking about this. pop music is having a moment. does that make it easier? >> absolutely. if you're fighting against rock bands, whatever the trend is, it's not the right time to come around. now is the right time in our personal lives and professional lives to get back together and, you know, make another run at it. >> still good all these folks are still screaming after a decade. >> we love the crowd we have here today. it's amazing to come back and look back. you guys, thanks so much for having us. >> we won't make them wait any longer. 98 degrees, take it away. >> all right.
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i do cherish you for the rest of my life
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you don't have to think twice ♪ ♪ i will love you still from the depths of my soul it's beyond my control ♪ ♪ i've waited so long to say this to you ♪ ♪ if you're asking do i love you this much i do whoa, baby, yeah ♪ ♪ in my world before you i lived outside my emotions didn't know where i was going ♪ ♪ till that day i found you how you opened my life to a new paradise ♪
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♪ in a world torn by change still with all my heart till my dying day i do ♪ ♪ cherish you for the rest of my life you don't have to think twice ♪ ♪ i will love you still from the depths of my soul it's beyond my control ♪ ♪ i've waited so long to say this to you ♪ ♪ if you're asking do i love you this much yes i do i do ♪ ♪ if you're asking do i love you this much baby, i do ♪
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♪ cherish you from the depths of my soul it's beyond my control ♪ ♪ i've waited so long to say this to you ♪ ♪ if you're asking do i love you this much baby, i do ♪ i do >> 98 degrees. we do, too. we'll have more music in a moment. first, this is "today" on nbc. hey, there's barely a line at space mountain.
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♪ ♪ ♪ it's all ♪ you're my sunshine ♪ baby, i really know by now since we met that day you showed me the way ♪ ♪ i felt it then you gave me love i can't describe how much i feel for you ♪ ♪ i said baby i should have known by now ♪ ♪ should have been right there whenever you gave me love ♪ ♪ and if only you were here i'll tell you yes, i'll tell you
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oh yeah ♪ ♪ you're my sunshine after the rain ♪ ♪ you're the cure against my fear and my pain ♪ ♪ 'cause i'm losing my mind when you're not around ♪ ♪ it's all it's all it's all because of you ♪ oh yeah yeah ♪ ♪ honestly, couldn't be with me like it was before need a less or more ♪ ♪ 'cause when i close my eyes at night i realize that no one else could ever take your place ♪ ♪ i still can feel and it's so real when you're touching me kisses endlessly ♪ ♪ it's just a place in the sun where our love's begun ♪
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♪ i miss you yes, i miss you ♪ ♪ you're my sunshine after the rain ♪ ♪ you're the cure against my fear and my pain ♪ ♪ 'cause i'm losing my mind when you're not around ♪ ♪ it's all it's all it's all because of you ♪ ♪ if i knew how to tell you what's on my mind ♪ ♪ make you understand then i'd always be there right by your side ♪ ♪ you're my sunshine after the rain ♪ ♪ you're the cure against my fear and my pain ♪ ♪ 'cause i'm losing my mind when you're not around ♪ ♪ it's all it's all it's all because of you ♪ ♪ my sunshine after the rain ♪
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♪ you're the cure against my fear and my pain ♪ ♪ 'cause i'm losing my mind when you're not around ♪ ♪ it's all it's all it's all because of you ♪ [ cheers and applause ] thank you, everybody. we'll be back with more music after these messages and your local news. after the rain ♪ ♪ you're the cure for my pain
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8:56 your time now on this friday august 17, 2012. good morning, i'm eun yang. hundreds of motorcyclists are headed to town to honor the 9/11 pentagon victims. parts of interstate 68, 70 and 66. they plan to spend tonight near the pentagon. tomorrow the group will ride to ground zero. let's check in with danella
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sealock for a check on the roads. good morning. >> well traveling in prince george's county leaving oxon hill, exit 2, on 295 northbound to about the 11th street bridge. no accidents in the area. great for friday. a live look at the-of-headed to the 14th street bridge. that drive is taking 12 minutes. >> danella,
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welcome back. warming facility. it's going to feel very summerlike today. potomac, 73 degrees. south sann alexandria and the high in town, 93,
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back now with more of "today" on this friday morning. it's the 17th of august, 2012. our crowd has gotten such a treat this morning. they have been waiting ten years for this, to see 98 degrees back on stage together. they still sound good. may i add, they still look good. >> dare to say, they have not missed a beat a decade later. >> they have one more song. we'll bring that in a little bit. >> great to watch you sway. >> i've got my sway on. not as good as they are. everything hot in movies, music, a bonanza of pop culture. >> cornucopia. >> in "today's" kitchen, we've got a 13-year-old prodigy chef
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making ways. we're going to meet him. he taught himself to cook when he was 10 because he didn't like what his mom was making for dinner. he's hoping to follow in the footsteps of a world renowned chef. we'll check in with them. also we'll find out about bon appetit magazine pick for the top ten restaurants in the country. >> the top stories of the day. natalie morales at the news desk. good morning. >> good morning, natalie, savannah, al. presidential hopeful mitt romney is battling persistent questions about his history of paying taxes. he said he never paid less than 13% over the last decade. critics are calling for proof saying he should release more tax returns. meantime the democrats vp. >> we're learning more about
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jesse jackson's health since a lengthy medical lead. a former congressman visits him and said he's emotional. he's undergoing treatments for bipolar disorder. officials in south africa confirmed today 34 people were killed when police opened fire on striking uranium miners thursday. people were injured. they armed themselves to property themselves. two armed service members were shot and killed by a newly appointed village police officer just minutes after he received his weapon. the nato-led coalition is investigating the crash of a black hawk helicopter shot down in afghanistan thursday that killed seven american troops and four afghans. a diplomatic tug-of-war for julian assange. he's been granted political asylum by ecuador and holed up
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in the london embassy. they refuse to let assange travel to the country because of the arrest warrant demanding extradition to sweden for questioning about alleged sex crimes. u.s. health officials urging all baby boomers born between 1945 and 1965 to get a one-time test for hepatitis c. baby boomers are five times more likely to be infected than other adults but it can take decades before liver damage and other symptoms emerge. actor robert downey, jr., recovering from an ankle injury suffered wednesday while filming a stunt. marvel studios says there will ab short delay while downey recup rates. iron man 3 in theaters next year. being a daddy isn't always glamorous, at least this rap gives fatherhood some street cred. check it out. >> get the outfit right president don't stress. >> don't want people to say
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i think her daddy got her dressed daddy kryptonite ready to hit the world. >> about time daddies got a song for their daddy skills. we like it. let's go outside to al with a check of the weather. >> guys are signing autographs, nick and the gang, signing, taking pictures with their fans. that's awfully nice. show you what we've got. some not so nice a tupelo, mississippi up to roanoke, thunderstorms, hail, wind and a lot of rain with this system. as you check out the thunderstorms, the radar, you can see from shreveport into central alabama, a lot of rain coming in there. and as we look at show you the rainfall amounts anywhere from three to five inches from new orleans, west of memphis and heavier rain into central kentucky and virginia. that's what's going on around the country. uh-oh. look out. security! security! here's what's happening around
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the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. around here, hazy sunshine as the high clouds move in, but warming up, we're at 77 reagan international airport. other spots cresting out of the upper 60s. 93 the high temperature today. some spots in the upper 80s to the north and west, but it's south and west that we're going to watch the rain come in. showers maybe even a thunderstorm or two late after about 5:00, 6:00 or so. so for your evening, if you're going to go out, take the umbrella. then for tomorrow morning, the rain moving out and as we go from the rockies came in. they are going in now. natalie. >> may not be able to handle myself. al roker, thanks. this morning on today's emix, talking entertainment, a roundup of all things new and noteworthy in hollywood. a correspondent for e! news. good morning. >> good morning, natalie. >> let's get started with celebrity quotes making headlines. we're calling this our say what? >> say what? >> you're going to tell me who
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said what. the first quote is. >> it was a weird, confusing space to be in because as angry as i was, as angry and hurt and betrayed, i just felt like he made that mistake because he needed help. nobody'soing to say he needs help. everybody is going to say he's a monster. a, denise richards, b, rihanna. >> just reported, rihanna. >> she went to native barbados. this is probably the most raw interview we've seen. three years ago obviously chris brown assaulted rihanna. she hasn't gotten over it. their careers moved on. oprah was shocked she was so vulnerable. she has a public persona. people don't realize how sweet and open this girl really is. the interesting interview airs sunday. >> oprah said she expected her to be tough. >> extremely vulnerable. interesting. rihanna talks about her
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childhood, women in her lifer, the person she is. a most revealing look. >> interesting. next celebrity quote, wife of an athlete. go ahead. >> i certainly would not want to be married to somebody that can't win championships. if you're sacrificing time away from my family for the benefit of winning championships, winning championships should happen every single year. >> harsh. >> victoria beckham or vanessa bryant. >> i'm guessing giselle. >> no, vanessa bryant married to kobe bryant. she just did this interview with new york magazine. this is interesting, she doesn't do interviews. back in the scandal when he cheated on her in 2003, she was media shy. this is viral. a gold digger? five championships, a gold medal. other people are saying, no, if he's away from the family she wants to make sure he's winning. >> interesting. let's move onto what's hot in hollywood. big movie buzz, everyone talking about the movie sparkle, stars
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the late whitney houston and jordin sparks. >> i saw the review. this is very much for whitney houston's fans. she sparkles. she sings and reminds you how talented she was. the rest leaves a lot to be desired. ap gave it two out of four stars. hollywood reporter, none of that matters, fans in the screening, they clapped in every screen she was in. >> interesting. music hot in hollywood. we know because we just saw her recently. emily at the closing ceremony. >> ahead of the trend. >> topping the charts now. >> she's huge. she's touring with coldplay. single next, she's a household name. simon cowell says she's the hot songwriter, written from everybody from lewis to keys. >> incredible voice.
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moving onto fashion now, let's talk start style, hit or miss. all the rage over the printed pant. that's the big trend. let's start. which celebrity has it right. >> there's beyonce. she has the pant. everything is black. not big hair, makeup, the pants speak for themselves. a pop of color on the shoes. >> and handbag. >> super cute. >> also got it right, jessica alba. she's a mom on the go. she shows moms can be totally fashionable, threw on the jacket, flats. pants are as low as $20. you can show your personality. >> very cute. i like that. who got it wrong. snooki didn't do it right. >> our girl snooki didn't do it right. the bright pants and bold color, then paired it with leopard print, too much makeup, accessories, the trend goes awry. do it at home, keep it simple.
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>> let's talk about sheer another trend. jessica beale, gwyneth paltrow, they can wear anything but interview this well. >> i interview celebrities on the red carpet, jessica beale gets this exactly right, just a hint of sheer. doesn't look over the top. the skirt to the knee. keeps it simple. cute, classy sheer anybody can wear. >> who got it wrong? >> gwyneth got it right. >> all black, monochromatic. your eye is not drawn to the sheer, the legs. >> who got it wrong, mischa barton, always onto the don't do. too see through, crazy pattern. >> bra underneath. >> if you're going to do the look at home, copy the celebrities, proper under garments, keep everything simple and you can get your star style. >> alicia, good stuff. i love our emix. coming up next, a heaven
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go long. kitchen, step by step, a 13-year-old chef prodigy. when flynn mcgarry was 10 years old he started cooking for his family because he was tired of the meals his mother was making. three years later he's working with some of america's most prominent chef. one master chef he admires also started cooking at a very young age. good to see both of you. >> i started at 14, the age of flynn. >> that's cool. flynn, is this true that you're so serious about cooking, you turned your bedroom into a kitchen?
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>> yes, it is. >> how did you do that? >> with the help of ikea and my dad, we just kind of built -- >> what are you doing? >> this is coffee bean puree. >> it's not just coffee beans. it's actually coffee and beans. >> right here with a little cream and butter. >> kind of the basis for -- making mushrooms on a log. >> mushrooms on a log. >> you literally have a log. >> that's a lot of fiber. >> outside on the sidewalk -- not on the sidewalk, but went outside and burned it with the blow torch. >> you're actually here doing kind of an apprenticeship. >> yes. >> how has that been for you? >> it's a great experience, teaching me different stations. every day they put me on a different station to work. i mean, every day i learn a new thing. >> learn new skills.
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what are you doing here, chef. >> i'm very impressed by his knowledge. go ahead. i am "the apprentice" today. >> you started cooking at a young age. do you see a little of yourself in flynn? >> very much. i didn't have a chance to have -- certainly very much his generation, he told me he started to be interested by classic cooking but now is also studying all the different techniques. >> flynn, tell me about this. you're kind of like dry sauteing the strawberries. >> we're just charring them. >> how come? >> get kind of a toasty, smoky flavor? >> what do you think of that? >> very interesting. he wanted a contrast of fruityness on this very woodsy -- the idea of using the log and to bring -- of course, when he burned the log, he explained me the whole recipe. you really get this flavor. >> so the idea you're getting
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some flavor, smokiness from the log. >> if we could have open flames, i blow torch the log. the flame coming up and smell the smoke as you're eating it. >> how many did you serve the most menu. i've seen on your website, on your blog you are serving up to 12 course sometimes. >> i've done a couple where i've done like 16 courses. >> what are you putting there? >> these are time flowers. >> wow, you are dedicated. >> dried corn. >> freeze dried corn. >> impressive. >> you're about to turn 14. what are you going to do for your birthday? >> probably go out to eat somewhere. >> go out and eat. >> just go nuts. go to in-n-out burger.
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>> scallions. watercress. >> a dash of -- >> black vinegar. >> the finished product there. that's fantastic. >> i want flynn to travel. he's never been to france, never been to europe yet. >> all right. >> so i think the next big challenge for him is to go and work there. >> you need somebody to help you. >> one day flynn, his dream is to become a chef and be in the 50 best restaurants in the way. >> on his way. >> on his way. >> in fact, you guys might want to pay attention. we've got bon appetit coming up with the top ten recipes. coming up, the recipe, mushrooms on a log. since you made us hungry we'll tell you about the top trend in the top ten restaurants from bon appetit right after these messages. ♪
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>> for all you foodies, a new and growing trend, bon appetit out with their list of the ten best restaurants throughout the country. the drinks editor is here. >> we topped 50 restaurants and just this week announced our top ten restaurants in the magazine right now. go pick it up, the september issue. what we saw, interestingly enough, is the casualization of the american dining scene. what i mean by that, not a single restaurant on the top ten had a white tablecloth. number ten, cakes & alley. >> baco me rca t, los angeles, oxheart. >> esoteric, husband and wife owned teams.
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amazing, thai restaurant. no phone, no substitution. if you have a peanut allergy, don't go. >> number six in minneapolis, number five, the catbird seat. willie, has to go down to the catbird seat. one of the new growing trends, counter seating. only 12 seats. no menu. you sit down, whatever they serve. >> number four. luce, three and two outside new york city in brooklyn. >> i hope daniel doesn't get mad at me. >> new restaurants. >> really things are going on in brooklyn. with the rents in manhattan, things are crazy. so you have to go. >> we'll have to try that. >> number one, state bird provisions in san francisco. the state bird, many know, is quail. they do this amazing fried quail th shaved parmesan. food comes out dim sun on a
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good morning. 9:26 on this friday august 17th. i'm aaron gilchrist. in headlines, paul ryan in virginia today making campaign stops. metro police warning women after a pair of upskirting incidents and hundreds of motorcyclists are rolling into town to honor september 11th victims. now a check on the forecast. >> take a look, haze with the sunshine. you can see it looks muggy and greg with the sun filtering through the high clouds. 77 your temperature. the wind light at six miles per hour. out of the southwest, and it will push us into the low 90s out ahead of a cold front
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good morning. the inner loop of the beltway, seeing delays. old georgetown road, not seeing accidents. back to you, aaron.
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♪ >> that is carly rae jepsen singing her number one single "call me maybe." next week on "today," carly will take center stage for our summer concert stage. owl city. >> the al dance. next friday, grammy winning train, get on the iphone, vote for one of the songs they will be perform prosecuting of here are your choices. they are "drive by," "if it's
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love" or "save me san francisco." which will it be? head to our summer concert isn't over. one more song for 98 degrees. >> ahead, backpack to high gear, a new care of kicks, new picks for back to school. my son nicky has been bugging me for a new backpack. >> 134 some shopping. spa inspired beauty products, frozen lip balm to chill out and look your best in the heat. >> lester holt is here with a preview. >> frozen lip balm, wouldn't that make your mouth freeze? that's what happens in the wintertime. >> that's what happens when you lick a lamppost. >> lick a lamppost. you've been watching christmas story again. >> anyway, weekends, that's what i'm here to talk about. saturday marks one week since mitt romney announced paul ryan as his running mate. we're going to take a look at how he's done so far.
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then we'll talk to a miracle survivor. a 16-year-old shot through the head by a spear gun and lived. also ahead, another amazing story, a florida woman that got a kidney thanks to facebook and a long lost friend. our resident fitness fanatic jenna shows you how to get in shape by heading to your kids playgrounds. get your kids now off the playground. >> make sure the kids are not at the playground. >> those stories and more when we see you this weekend. >> mommy, look, he's scaring me. >> thank you. >> she's hiding in the sand box. >> we'll see you this weekend, le how about a check of weather? >> arnoty. see what we've got. starting with the weekend for tomorrow, we've got a risk of strong storms along the mid-atlantic coast and back through the texas, oklahoma area. sizzling weather out west with showers in the south west and gulf coast. sunday -- sunday -- expecting more severe weather down through the lower mississippi river valley. the mid-atlantic coastal region.
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looking for hot. sizzling weather continue into the southwest, into the pacific northwest, unusually hot there. wild in the western and central plains. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. silver spring, maryland, reston, virginia, 74 degrees. 77 as reagan national airport and 77 also andrews air force base. the clouds already arrived. high clouds that is. they're going to thicken up today. but the rain from those clouds probably not until late, around 5:00 or 6:00. showers for us, even thunderstorms coming in from west -- well, western virginia. areas around charlottesville. high 93. weekend cooler, low to mid-80s. >> and that's your latest weather. >> thanks, al. coming up next, get your kids in gear with cool new gear as they head back to school after these messages. olive garden's never ending pasta bowl is back.
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this morning on "today's" classroom, looking cool for school, everything you need or want. publisher and editor in chief of cool mom picks. good to see you. >> good morning. glad to be back. >> you're right on time. >> oh yeah. >> of course the backpack thing, lunch bag, all this stuff we need to know. >> it's time. >> you found an unexpected backpack situation. >> we look for things off the beaten path, we look for things that are going to last and we definitely like to support smaller companies. we found a couple great options. one from a company called so young mother. they make beautiful toddler backpacks and big kid backpacks. the kind you won't outgrow so fast, with all due respect to elmo. they are $75, kind of expensive but do come with the lunch bag. >> the next group is a charitable. >> this is a company designed specifically to help
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impoverished kids go to school. every backpack you buy, they are great on its own, 50% goes to haiti, a kid that couldn't go to school. >> nice. these are rugged. >> they are we will made. i'm a mom, too, don't want to have to buy new every six months. >> lunch box. kind of a tussle, metal, soft? >> we have both. milk dot, a nice little small company. at milk, you can find solid colors but came out with cute patterns, structured, insulated on the inside. if you want to spend a little less. a company called, they have all kinds of the classic tin lunch boxes we had as kids. >> do they come with thermoses. >> they don't come with thermoses but they will fit a thermos. >> the first week you break the thermos. >> i know. hopefully you don't. >> right. >> this company cocoa lime, they make really cute styles. if you're looking for something off the beaten path, maybe not
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licensed characters. the nice thing we have discount codes for almost all of these, so they will be a little cheaper. >> sandwich bags. >> they do a really good job with reusable sandwich bags, $7.99. they wash. that will save awe lot of money with plastic bags in the long run and good for the earth. >> customizable kicks. >> this is the cutest thing, wings, lightning bolts, weave them through the eyelets, adorable on converse. >> design your own. >> starting at $44. kids through adults. these are, in fact, some of the most simple of the ones you make. >> toms gone glittery. >> you buy one, they donate to a kid in need. i have kids drooling over these. >> perennial favorite, allergy labels can be a life saver if you have kids with allergies but
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girl ♪ >> this morning on "today's" beauty products that will help you chill out, hair cooling mist to spray on aloe vera. spa inspired tips to help you beat the summer heat. good morning. >> good morning. >> still summertime. you have ideas that won't break the bank. >> instantly cool. >> let's talk first about the lip balm. lester was laughing. you say freeze the lip balm. >> our bodies when we sweat, it's our air conditioning system. the lips don't sweat. they need help. at night, put lip balm in the freezer, put it in your purse or pocket, be cool an hour, make the commute better, errands, just more comfortable. >> this is neat. >> this is very fun, regular sticks, works with any type. >> any type of stick. >> you suggest switching from face lotion to serum.
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we're seeing a lot of serums on the market. >> lots of brands and price points. the serum -- the good deel is al it has a lot more water than oil or emollients. when it goes on the skin, it's like a cool glass of water. won't mess anything up. >> lotions can feel oily or greasy. as you sweat, make you look more so. >> exactly. >> over here you have a hair cooling mist. our hair needs to brett and be cool, too. >> around the midpoint of the day, 11:00 to 2:00. the sun is beating down on our heads. dark hair absorbs the heat, even with blond hair. this is from fekkai. it will cool your scalp, give you uv protection as well. >> sounds good. what do we have, spray onnalo. >> it's the scoon soothing mvp. this is a continuous mist spray
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borrowing technology from sunscreen, makes it so much easier to apply. when you use this, it feels like you have a personal misting machine nearby. >> if you've had too much sun as well, aloe is a good thing to put on. for depuffing eyes, instead of cucumbers, use a cold spoon. >> when you put the lip balm in the freezer, use a spoon. in the summer our eyes are puffier because our eyes are slower at flushing floods, take it from the inner to outer corner along the bone. >> some moist towelets, which you suggest to keep cool. >> if you're going to the beach, toss in with sandwiches and cool drinks. afterwards you can wipe yourself, feel much more refreshed and it will be much cooler than if they were warm. >> that's a good tip. i like that. your feet need to cool off as well after walking around all day in the heat. you're showing us, this is an
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alcohol bath. >> it has a gallon of water, two cups of lemon juice and a quarter cup of either vodka or rubbing alcohol. that's the key ingredient. alcohol evaporates quickly from the skin. it's great around the feet which has points to cool you down quickly. >> how does that feel, great? thanks so much. coming up next, plaza heating up with 98 degrees. one more song right after this. first, this is "today" on nbc. [ harry umlaut ] that's one creamy muller.
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9:57 your time on this friday, august 17th, 2012. i'm eun yang. paul ryan will be in fairfax county speaking at the high school this afternoon. mitt romney introduced paul ryan as his running mate. hi, nice to see you. >> good morning. really nice weather in place for
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the time being. the sunshine we have now will be replaced by clouds this afternoon. followed by showers developing later. one more day into the 90s we go. it's this evening i think the big thunder boomers come to down. a good chance we're getting wet. around the commute, towards the end of the commute what we're looking at. temperatures easing back 74 to 83 and looking ahead into the weekend, not a washout. sunday is looking better than saturday. we'll sender it back to you. >> thank you. tonight forget to tune in monday nor "news for today." get your day started the rite get your day started the rite way starting at
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captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>. >> hey, everybody, it is try day friday. it's august 17th. bobbie thomas is about to come out here in something very inappropriate for morning television. >> you thought it was sexy. >> she looks great. >> you be the judge. >> take it. >> i am so embarrassed. >> you should be. >> we'll show it to you. it's way inappropriate. it's for a 13-year-old. >> no. it's cute. >> all right.
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let's move it on because it's friday, after all. worst pick-up lines ever. nobody did pick-up lines on me. >> pick-up lines are stupid. >> how did i miss out on that? >> people go to bars and guys try to come up with a pick-up line. there is a funny guy named scooter magruder. he does youtube videos about first world problems. >> very clever. >> he's got a video for this, the worst pick-up lines ever. >> i see the recession didn't affect you at all because you look like a million bucks. when god made you he was just showing off. how you doing, fine? yes, you are. i wonder what our children would look like together. only thing your eyes haven't told me is your name. something must be wrong with my phone cause you ain't in it. you a parking ticket? you got fine written all over you. did you come from the library because i've been checking you
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out for a while. you must be jamaican because you're making me crazy. where you going? is your body from mcdonald's because i am loving it. you're like a broom because you sweep me off my feet. i scraped my knee falling for you. you look like a tall glass of water and i'm surely thirsty. is your name google bause you're everything i've been searching for, are your legs tired because you've been running through my mind all day. call me. maybe. >> how cute. awesome. love him. >> that was terrific. >> has anybody ever said anything to that you just went -- that you remember? >> no, i don't. no. i don't think pick-up lines really work. have i met you before, that kind of stuff. >> that's lame. >> those all are lame.
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>> i was just remembering as he was saying that when i first came to new york to work at another show, a certain young man, not as young, but frank gifford worked there and we became friends and colleagues. one day he called me and said the cowboys in town, you want to have lunch? meaning don meredith. i go, okay. i am so out of my league. i go right here locally. the two of them sit across from me. don meredith who was one of the funniest people god ever made. looks at me. i was telling him about this guy i was dating. he goes, no, no, no, this is not going to work. you know, kathie lee, you need to wait for a guy who is going to say to you, kathie lee, darling, i'm going to take a tour of you from the tip of your toes to the top of your head with lots of intermittent stops. i went -- >> that is hot. i'm sorry. that is hot.
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>> i was like -- frank's sitting there going how many times have i heard that? first time i heard it. i've never forgotten it. >> from the top of your head to the tip of your toes with lots of intermittent stops in between. >> he was right. >> i would fall for that one in a second. there is a study that talks about kissing. when was the last time you actually really kissed your husband? not a peck on the cheek. not a good-bye, honey, a real kiss. they say women show their love by kissing and hugging and guys show it by doing chores. >> how about we show our love by keeping them? not exchanging them for somebody else? >> we kiss and they like to clean up, apparently. >> i don't know. i think it's important you touch and you kiss. last night i looked at frank and
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it was with such affection. we've been through so much and i'm glad you're still here. it's not the big thing. our kids were in their bedrooms. our house was full. the older you get the less you kind of want, you know? >> stuff you mean? >> yeah. >> i'm asking normal questions, okay? i don't know what you're talking about exactly. >> get >> speaking of frank and i. >> when did you have your very first kiss. >> sixth grade. >> i was sixth grade, too. >> my friend john lee was a buddy. he took me around somerset elementary school and kissed me, but i was in love with his best friend joey kennedy and had a crush on dewy pheiffer. it was like a perfect troicut.
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>> we were living in alexandra, virginia. it was so exciting and thrilling for me. i thought we were dating. >> because he kissed you? >> of course. i'm going to go with you. that meant go steady. are you going to go with me? >> it was go behind? >> no. we were in sixth grade. he used to mouth across the way, he would look at me and go -- i thought he was saying "i love you," but he was saying olive juice. i thought that was so awful. no, no, olive juice. they thought that was funny. >> whatever happened to him? look where you're sitting. >> who knows what happened to these people. >> they say 22 is the age you should be able to support yourself. >> that's after college. >> that's cody's age and we're
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praying. >> 25 is supposed to be the best age to consider getting married. >> consider. going to a family wedding this weekend. very excited about it. these are two young people who waited much longer than that. i think our granddaughter's 29 now. they're so mature. they've been out in the world long enough to find out who they are. i remember turning 30 and feeling like, oh, my gosh, this is the first year i kind of know me. you know? you're answering so many questions until that point. >> it's funny. they say 38 is the age you felt your age. >> i have yet -- that's not true. when i got both my feet surgery, i felt 110 then. since i got my new feet -- >> you are back to 16, baby. 84 is the age where we expect ourselves to live until. >> it's funny. who would have thought that
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years ago? most people don't live into their 80s. i'm glad because my mom is 83 and frank just turned 82. i'm surrounded by elderly people. >> makes you look young. >> i'm approaching 60, baby. >> "prevention" magazine chose ten celebrities who decided not to fix their flaws. they are into natural beauty. number three, 66-year-old helen mirren. she is the poster woman for aging confidently. she said "i don't want to be younger." >> apparently she likes us. >> she loves our show. >> she was at the olympics and said to your hair and make-up people, i love those ladies, they're out of control. i want to drink with them. >> we would love that. >> she is invited. >> number two, viola davis. she is 46. she decided to get rid of her wig and she said it made her feel younger.
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she says, i feel more powerful every day and i waited so long to feel that and it feels divine. >> when are you going to do that? >> let my hair go natural? never. >> ashley judd who is 44. it was speculated her puppy, in quotes face, was due to fillers, she took to "the daily beast" and said. dialogue is constructive so our bodies are a source of speculation, ridicule and invalidation. the insanity has to stop. >> i love the way she speaks. i would have said, i didn't. i didn't do it. >> this is funny to me. i've been very honest about the little things i've done along the way. >> a little a lot. >> we were number seven, you and i. i said you just want to look your healthiest and your best. that is us without any make-up that day. >> exactly. >> it's a frightening sight.
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how do you feel about it? you haven't done anything yet. >> i haven't done anything. >> you only have one arm deforested. >> i only did laser once. i feel weird doing stuff. >> tell them what you do when they smack the heck out of you? >> this is the best place ever. they put you on, like if you were getting an autopsy that, kind of thing, they lay you down there naked and they get these scrub brushes, two women and scrub your skin off. within an inch of your life and they take buckets of hot water and dump it on you and you're like, ow and they don't care. it's over and over until your skin is like a baby. >> your arm is unbelievable. you love that. >> i love that spot. >> shades of gray thing. >> men can come after 5:00 so i go before 5:00. it's weird. you don't want naked men walking around, very unusual.
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>> depends on the naked men. hoda interviewed somebody we like a lot. >> love. steve harvey. i'm doing a "dateline" on him this sunday at 7:00/6:00 central. he's so much fun to talk to. this is a little example of what he says men need in a relationship. take a listen. there are three things every man needs to have in a relationship. >> every man has to have loyalty. every man has to have support. and every man has to have the cookie. >> the cookie? >> cookie. the thing that everybody likes. it's the cookie. vanilla, pecan, chocolate chip, dark fudge, doesn't matter. >> the man needs the cookie. >> it doesn't work any other way. we're pretty much happy guys after that. it don't take much after that. a little espn -- ta-da, it's a
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wrap. >> they are an inferior species, after all. it's time for "bobbie's buzz." come on, bobbie. >> let's look at the outfit. >> when i'm getting dressed i hear her in my head saying, kathie is going to say this is too young. >> it's so cute. you look adorable in it. >> i'm 38 trying to feel young. i have a brand-new manicure to show you. it's called the velvet manicure. this is a new kit for $19. brand-new. >> it's like velvet. >> you put the nail polish on and pour the powder over it and blow it off and it sticks and looks like that. >> what's the advantage of that? >> you have a textured manicure for fall. it's new. a way to update your beauty routine this nail polish is
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for 20 years he got into people's heads and hearts as the hilarious psychiatrist dr. frasier crane. kelsey grammer has taken on a more serious role as the mayor of chicago. >> he won the golden globe as the ruthless tom kean, a man trying to keep a grip on power while battling a serious disease. >> awareness, force of will. >> you're not god. you don't want to shake, how do you feel about seeing monsters or believing you can fly? your personality, your judgment, the way you look at the world, all those things will be compromised. >> purpose.
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i have purpose. >> mr. mayor, you have to know your best days are behind you. >> wow. >> kelsey, we should say right off the bat, you're so brilliant in this. this is something i lived through with seven years with my father. it's a disease your character has. people thinks it's alzheimer's. >> was he misdiagnosed? >> in the beginning. my daddy ultimately died from it seven years later. this rings true to me. did you know about the illness? >> no. we chose it because it's unknown relatively. it allows us some license, creative license to have varying degrees of the disease to intrude or not. >> your character is interesting. you're not a nice character, the mayor of chicago. >> he's trying to find his humanity in some way. >> he thinks he's got this
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purpose. he's killing people. >> just killed his advisor who gave him bad advice. >> the guy got in his way. he was about to let the world know your secret. >> yes. once he figured out what was going on, i enjoyed the eighth episode of last year, the finale where tom kean asks his advisor says, well, knowing what i know, what would your advice be now and he lays out what has to happen. he basically knows he is signing his own death warrant as he explains what tom kean will have to do and realizes at the same moment it's already done. >> this is very shakespearean in its tone. >> that was a deliberate thing. a deliberate choice. we want to try to find a way to train an epic tragedy in modern culture. >> it's not really about politics. how come you didn't mix politics
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in there? >> politics are so predictable. >> sadly. >> and what becomes more interesting is actually human behavior with that as the back drop. >> your character has a couple of years to live, right? >> right. three to five. >> i was wondering how long this is going to go on tv. you had a very successful first season. >> look into that, too. we were told seven years. you can have a much longer shot. >> another lady told me15. >> my daddy was studied by johns hopkins because his brain was so brilliant they wanted to know about him. they said it was seven years. >> interesting. >> you've got a nice long life ahead of you. >> we already discovered the ability to make one entire season be a week long. >> there you go. >> nights to be the executive producer. >> yeah, it is. i have to tell you something about that clip you played. my wife does that, that scene all the time. she looks at me and goes, your
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personality, your judgment -- >> you bring up the luscious katie. she is beautiful. we saw the tattoo. >> yeah. >> is this it finally for you? are you going to make a statement to the world, this is the woman of your dreams, enough is enough? >> dear, god, yes. >> you can't afford to half your half once more again. >> that's kind of liberating in a weird way. it isn't about wealth. it's about quality of life. >> the heart attack taught you that. >> yeah. >> how do you like being a dad again? >> it's fantastic. this kid is great. you see them, you get to know them almost instantly. she is a real timed person. she's interested. she has a kind of perspective about things. she is not a complainer, although she's got a little rage problem. >> diaper rash will do that.
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>> she's just impatient. get on with it. >> great to see you. so glad you're in new york so much. >> you look so happy, too. >> i know. >> this is a contented kelsey. >> not exactly shakespearean. >> no, that's true. playing the character has been a lot of fun. >> i bet. >> thank you, kelsey. >> it's on starz. you can catch season two premiere of "boss" tonight at 9:00 eastern. sara haines is across the street lining up candid questions from our folks across the street. ♪ [ upbeat ] [ barks ] [ announcer ] all work and no play... will make allie miss her favorite part of the day. [ laughing ] that's why there's beneful baked delights. from crispy crackers to shortbread cookie dog snacks, they're oven-baked to surprise and delight.
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revealing smooth. renewing beauty. and goddess skin begins. only from venus & olay. we are back. >> we are with "3, 2, 1 live with sara haines." she is across the street at the nbc experience store with some of our biggest fans. >> hopefully they've got fun questions. >> we have a big fan from houston. this is dee dee. >> hi, hoda, hi, kathie. my question is, for the rest of the year if you had to give up one or the other, which would you choose, your daily adult beverages or one night of sleep each night? >> that's a great question. would you give up sleep or drinks? >> sleep. >> definitely. why are we even asking that? >> i don't sleep as it is. >> great answer. >> dee dee, you're a doll. >> we love you.
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welcome back to "today" on this try day friday. time for another view when we get the guys' perspective on what they are really thinking. >> answering your burning questions, our friend willie geist, host of "way too early willie geist" and co-host of joe scarborough on msnbc. >> bobbie said no jacket today. i'm going with bobbie. we are blaming bobbie. >> you could do with one less button. >> easy, easy. so handy on friday. >> sara, take it away. >> question is from amber, how can i encourage my husband to pick up after himself without sounding like i'm nagging him
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constantly? >> this is a tough one. i have a 3-year-old. at our core men are 3-year-olds. we have to be beat over the head and told exactly what to do. we don't know, in fact, we are doing something wrong. same way my 3-year-old doesn't know it's not okay to color on the wall till i tell him. you might have a man who spent his whole life with a mom who picked up after him and he doesn't know it's wrong. you need to sit down and say it's disrespectful of me, pick up your clothes, get the dishes out of the sink because you're hurting me, hurting the relationship. >> that's how you do it. >> frank leaves the same thing in the same spot every single day and misses with the kleenex. finally, it never changed. i said, i'm going to take this opportunity each day, he doesn't know i do this to thank god for him every time i pick up the kleenex. i know. >> he throws it and doesn't go for the rebound? >> no. >> wow. >> i say thank you that i still have him to clean up after. that make any sense?
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>> that's nice except it's making me sick. sara, let's have another one. >> next question from donna. how can you convince the man you love to open up to you? >> that's a hard one. a lot of guys aren't talkers. my wife taught me this one. you can write a guy a note because he doesn't like the face-to-face confrontation. he doesn't want to talk about it. he doesn't want an appointment where you say we need to talk tonight. if you start the conversation, let him respond in his own terms, he reads it, you can say something is upsetting you. then good night can respond the way he wants to respond. >> they say guys, it's easier to talk to them when walking with them as opposed to sitting face-on. walking on the beach or driving in the car. >> the way lionel richie was looking at you. >> next up from sara.
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i know he loves me, when i don't see the lovie dovy stuff i panic. am i overreacting? >> it's got to be there. it's a slippery slope where you're roommates, you are buddies, sleeping in separate beds, not talking to each other. >> what's wrong with that? >> excuse me. touched a nerve. you couldn't have to make out in public, although you may, but make sure the intimacy is there. especially married with kids. make time. >> do you have date nights? >> date night once a week. thank the producers of "toy story 3" because you can put your kids in the room and get lost for two hours. they don't even know you're gone. thank you. >> one more quick one. >> why can't grown men stay away from video games? >> the average age of the video gamer is 35 years old. 35. it's a true story. >> no!
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>> i haven't played video games since eighth grade. guys sit with headsets talking to 12-year-old boys and talking trash to them across the country because you can link up. i have no answer. i don't know why he is playing video games. >> civilization has come to an end. time to grow up, guys. >> don't you love willie? >> i am so crazy about big willie. >> she opened my shirt, it's clear she likes me. >> why are you sweating? >> bye. >> why are you sweating? >> we'll talk about etiquette. nnouncer ] these are the crescents you love on a holiday.
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back with "today's" travel, whether it's a family of screaming kids, someone with a smelly sandwich or the person next to you that takes off their shoes. lots get on our nerves when we travel. >> we hit the streets to find out what some of your biggest pet peeves are. >> when people are talking too loud on their cell phones. >> you're driving and they don't turn the directional on and turn in front of you. >> when somebody puts their chair back and leaves it back the whole trip. >> when the person next to you is snoring. >> when the stewardesses don't let you sleep. they try to wake you up. >> thing that annoys me the most is my brother. >> here with tips how to handle
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problematic passengers is lisa gachet. when the woman is right, she's right. she is founder and ceo of beverly hills manners. nice to see you. >> we asked our facebook viewers to write questions in to help address them. melanie writes, this is one of her pet peeves. women that wear heels and tons of jewelry and take forever to get through security because of it. >> absolutely. people need to understand they have to wear easy to remove clothes so they don't hold up the security line. that's where aggravation happens at the get-go. you need to stay focused, you stay efficient, move through the line quickly and get out as fast as you can. >> it's usually the guy that's got to take off the belt, untie
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the shoes. >> exactly. they are unloading for days. >> petra doesn't like people that hog the arm rest and pretend no one is next to them. let's add that people who lay down on their seats. >> if you're the aisle, you have the aisle as your arm rest. that is your test. if you're at the window, the window side is your arm rest. the poor person in the middle, people don't know what to do. we need to pay deference to the person in the middle and allow them both arm rests. >> how do you do it? what if you're in the middle and they are hogging? >> you have yours, the other person has theirs. you let them do what they want. they got the short end of the stick. >> get their first and establish your territory. >> exactly. >> ow. >> some people slowly edge you out. >> they do. >> she doesn't like loud cell
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phone talkers. >> no one does. we don't need to hear everybody's conversation. that upsets people. the other thing is that people who have the volume turned up on their music really loud. >> people enjoy my music. they like when i have it turned up. >> when they are feeling the beat in their seat. >> i hate when people bring strong smelling meals aboard a short crowded flight. because they don't have food, people show up with pizza. there was a woman next to me with a blue cheese salad,s egg, blue cheese and vinaigrette. she was pouring it on and eating it with a fork and knife. it looked good. i wanted some. >> my feeling is even if you're yearning for that pastrami sandwich from new york and want to bring it on the flight home, unless you're prepared to bring something for everyone on the plane, keep the smelly or pungent foods for off the flight. >> bring trail mix.
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>> bring something that is not offensive. >> if somebody smells of peanuts and they have an allergic reaction. >> i miss the old days when i was young. >> thank you very much, lisa. >> my pleasure. >> making the right statement with the right wardrobe. >> what is appropriate and what is not in the work place? >> you mean like bobbie thomas? over the last ten years, ] your mouth has sipped, snacked, ...yellowed... giggled, snuggled, ...yellowed... chatted, chewed, ...yellowed. and over all those years, your teeth...have yellowed. fact is, if you're not whitening, you're yellowing. crest 3d white whitestrips remove over ten years of stains by going below the enamel surface. and, they whiten 25 times better than a leading whitening toothpaste. crest whitestrips. life opens up when you do. helps you earn cash for things your school needs. look for 2 box tops on brands like old el paso,
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protects medicare benefits for today's seniors and strengthens the plan for the next generation. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. back now with "today's" style. we want to play up our assets. some people show them off like bobbie thomas a little more -- >> stop saying her name. when you're at work or looking for work, the way you dress says a lot about who you are. here is "marie claire's" fashion senior editor and "today" contributor. >> hello. >> look at you. welcome to the party. this is one of those things when
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you're looking for a job, that is especially important, and you're trying to figure out what is appropriate and not appropriate to wear, right? >> absolutely. there is an interesting statistic that says in the first three seconds somebody sees you they form an opinion. 97% of that is what you're wearing. it's so important to dress the part of the part you want. >> doesn't it depend on the job you're seeking? if you want to work at hooters or you want to work at a law firm? >> if you're working at an accountant or fashion magazine, there are rules and don'ts. micro minis are never going to be appropriate. do the sit test. sit down. if it's up here, people will look at you and be distracted. you don't want to distract people and think you have other
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things on your mind other than the part in hand. >> one agent i had said don't dress for the job you have, dress for the job you want. make sure you look like you're ready for new york if you want to work in new york. >> look at what your boss wears, look at people in your environment. emulate that. use these people as supplementals, if you like. >> that's how you know the culture of where you're working. you have pedestals here. some are the dos and some are the don'ts. >> make-up. it's almost as bad to wear too much make-up as nothing. concealers are important. they cancel out red. dry shampoo. time is of the essence. please remember to brush it out. there is nothing worse than the dead give away of dry shampoo. >> those things are great. >> we have great kitten heels
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that are back as opposed to the big heels. comfort, gives you enough lift and says professional. >> they are different from hooker heels. >> and having the right bag. i'm lugging around so much junk in mine. >> hoda has three bags. one for her bowling bowl, a gym bag. why don't you get a locker? >> those are great options. >> these are classic and they hold enough important stuff, let's put it that way. >> the don'ts involve sparkle, shimmer and high heels. >> that's the snooki table. >> that is not the office table, exactly. >> we have two examples of a do and don't. ladies, come on out. >> i'd say guess, but it might be obvious. >> it's adorable. the do is the blue. >> this is a great anne taylor dress. it's professional without being
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too fussy. it looks great. the color blue is a great color to wear to work. it means calm, it means in control. well done, kathie. the blazer has an air of authority about it. >> it's modest but fashionable. >> is it just that the skirt is too short? >> the length of the skirt. the button down is too low. the color pink emits feelings of romance. >> that button is too low? >> she's on the prowl, i can tell. >> and the hair is a little out of control and the pumps. they scream party. >> if she was going for an interview at fashion? >> i still say no. i think a short skirt. >> thank you. welcome. you did a great job in london. you were terrific. >> thank you.
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in "today's" kitchen we are getting saucy with the chef from the orange field restaurant in bloomfield, new jersey. >> how you doing? >> we have beautiful mushrooms here. we are doing oysters, shitake. our version at orange grill of tempura. corn starch, equal parts. >> look at you using a big word like wisk.
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>> we have herbs. >> what are they? >> thyme, rosemary and sage. nice italian beer here to get it going. >> you don't think of italian beer. >> if it gets lumpy, don't worry about it. work your muscles there. >> there you go. >> you can finish with it sparkling water. >> why would you? >> once you get that done -- >> it's a little lumpy. >> we'll work it out. >> say we had put in some effort. >> we'll get it in here. >> say we did that. >> so from there -- >> you can smell the beer. >> you're going to drop them in the hot oil? >> right. >> what oil are we using there? >> vegetable oil? >> it's just a canola oi
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>> oh, it's hot. >> that's going to be fast, isn't it? >> real fast. they'll get crispy. >> about how long? >> three minutes. shouldn't be more than that. get them crispy, cook the mushrooms. we'll take them out. >> why don't we taste because we've got about a minute to go. >> you're putting them with tomatoes. delicious. don't burn yourself. >> we'll put a little white truffle oil, smoked paprika. >> come on back. we have about a minute. >> did you put truffle oil in there? >> absolutely. >> that's why. >> we'll get some broccoli gratin. >> come on in, sara. what are we making here? >> we'll whip it. >> 30 seconds. >> two-time broccoli with gratin on top with veal meatballs.
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