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kari has been talking about that fog, so have i. ladies, there you go at the san mateo bridge. that will do it for us this morning. >> that's right. the "today" show is coming up next. we leave you with a live look outside. a cloudy start in the south bay this morning. have a great day. patient in chief. the president in the hospital for the fourth day on a series of medicines usually reserved for the sickest patients, but doctors saying that he could be released as soon as today. just ahead, the conflicting signals as doctors give misleading information.
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>> i was trying to reflect the upbeat attitude of the team, president, his course of illness has had. and in, doing so, came off as we were trying to hide something, which is not true. >> the president determined to look strong takes a ride around the hospital but with secret service agents sealed inside with him, the backlash is immediate. we're live at walter reed. 29 days and counting to election day. vice president pence hitting the campaign trail today this week's debate with senator kamala harris still on what our new poll is revealing about what voters thought of the first presidential debate. those stories plus on alert. storm warnings issued in the caribbean as yet another dangerous tropical system forms and could reach the gulf coast as a hurricane later this week al is tracking it all. and upset special. >> he is airing it out downfield and it is caught. >> the philadelphia eagles take down the 49ers on sunday night football. and after a coronavirus scare,
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for two football games today. monday, october 5th, 2020. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today." it's monday morning. didn't feel like much of a weekend, so much going on. >> it did, but i did hear you smiling through that philadelphia eagles story, so there was a tiny bit of good news. >> a little joy in my household for that, for sure what a dizzy weekend serious questions, concerns and confusion, at times, surrounding the president's health we want to get you caught up on what we know right now. >> he is starting his fourth day at walter reed after being taken there on friday. doctors describe the president's condition as improving and say he could return to the white house as soon as today. >> we actually saw him twice yesterday. here it is, once he post this
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video to twitter and then later in the day he surprised a lot of folks when he briefly left the hospital to do a drive-by and waved to his supporters from the back of a suv. meantime, health officials are now contacting 206 people who were at the president's fund-raiser in jersey on thursday, just hours before he revealed his infection. >> we have a lot to cover this morning, including the impact on the election, which is just 29 days from now. let's start with peter alexander at walter reed for us. hi, peter. good morning. >> savannah, good morning to you. the president's doctor says he could be discharged as early as today. frankly this morning we still do not have a clear picture about the state of his health after his own doctor acknowledged misrepresenting the facts to paint a more positive picture. it comes after that impromptu drive-by that his critics say the president put politics before public health. an extraordinary spectacle for the world's most prominent
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patient, mask president trump sick with an infectious disease driven by the secret service so he could wave at well wishes outside walter reed. minutes earlier, flouting public health guidelines. >> i also think we'll pay a little surprise to some of the great patriots we have out on the street. >> reporter: seven months into the pandemic, the president calling his battle with the virus an eye-opening experience. >> i learned a lot about covid i learned it by really going to school this is the real school. this isn't the let's read the book school. >> reporter: white house releasing these photos of the president overnight staring into the camera, saying they show him on a conference call with vice president pence and other senior staffers president trump's physician dr. sean conley saying that the president's condition has improved, but the doctor conf m confirming that he acknowledged that he had not shared key details about concerning signs of the president's health has revealed this.
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>> two episodes of transient drops in his oxygen saturation. >> reporter: president trump's blood oxygen level dropped friday and saturday and his fever on friday was described as high the president, in addition to taking remdesivir and experimental antibody cocktail now receiving a steroid for severely ill patients called dexamethasone. >> we decided in this case that the potential benefits early on in the course outweighed any potential risks at this time. >> reporter: conley did not say whether the president's lungs showed covid-related effects, including pneumonia. his own chief of staff framing the president's staff on friday in more troubling terms. >> we were real concerned with that he had a fever and his blood oxygen level had dropped rapidly. >> reporter: after dr. conley initially provide an intentionally rosy picture of the president's condition. >> i was trying to reflect the upbeat attitude that the team, the president, his course of illness has had. i didn't want to give any information that might steer the course of illness in another
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direction. and in doing so, you know, it came off that we were trying to hide something, which wasn't necessarily true. >> reporter: having had conversations with multiple white house officials over the course of this weekend, they've been complaining privately about the lack of information they say they received about that outbreak that may have taken place on the very campus where they work. and now, several days after that debate where it took place, that presidential debate where members of the presidential family were seen not wearing masks, even though they were mandated to do so. it appears some members of the president's family has learned a lesson daily posting this video that shows jared kushner and ivanka trump on a run wearing masks. savannah, hoda >> peter thank you very much more on the president's surprise visit outside walter reed concerns are being raised about the health and safety of secret service members inside his vehicle.
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nbc's tom costello joins us with that part of the story tom, good morning. >> reporter: hoda, good morning to you white house says that this trip was, in fact, approved by the president's own doctors. top physicians we've talked to, including one of them here at walter reed, who also teaches at gw, says in effect that by pulling this, quote, political stunt, he has put his own secret service detail and, by extension, their families' lives, at risk could president trump's brief drive-by outside walter reed have jeopardized the health of those inside his vehicle, including secret service agents? the photo-op intended to surprise supporters gathered outside of the military hospital. >> they've been out there for a long time. they've got trump flags and they love our country. >> the move also defies cdc guidelines that state transport and movement of a patient outside of their room should be limited to medically essential purposes the president, wearing what appeared to be a cloth mask with at least two secret service agents in their own protective gear. >> they were in this vehicle
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that is tightly sealed for security reasons but almost certainly didn't have the kind of air circulation that would keep it safer for all of them. >> reporter: overnight the white house released a statement saying appropriate precautions were taken in the execution of this movement to protect the president and all those supporting it, including ppe the movement, it says, was cleared by the medical team as safe to do. >> in a very safe way i drove by and said hi. we know that secret service always takes great care of their agents and there have always an extra layer of protection. >> reporter: the last-minute trip drawing backlash for potentially exposing secret service member. >> no contact tracing needed for this you could have anticipated the quarantine and prescribed it beforehand all these agents need to go into a 14-day quarantine. >> reporter: meanwhile at the white house, first lady melania trump committed to remaining in isolation. on saturday, a white house official told nbc news that the
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first lady would not visit her husband at walter reed, because it would expose agents to drive her there and the medical staff to walk her up to him. >> actions have consequences there's a second and third order of consequence here where their agents are now exposed and their families could be potentially exposed. so this is greater than just one individual. >> reporter: secret service declining to comment we don't know if those secret service agents are in quarantine importantly, we've seen doctors and nurses in full ppe gear contract covid, some of them even dying the stakes here, savannah, are very high indeed back to you. >> tom, thank you. all right. let's turn to corey lewandowski, former campaign manager, who has been in constant touch with the president, and let's find out how the president is doing.
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cory, good morning. when was the last time you talked to the president and how is he doing? corey, can you hear me i think we may have an audio problem. >> the president -- >> there he is. >> i spoke to the president last evening, savannah, and chief meadows this morning about the president's current state of affairs. the chief informed me that the president is doing exceptionally well he could be discharged as early as today or tomorrow but is making great progress. >> how did the president sound to you on saturday when you spoke to him >> he sounded very upbeat, very excited about beating this virus. i had the chance to speak to him for about 15 minutes we talked about how well he is doing. we talked about how well he was feeling, how excited he was to get out of the white house and get back to the business of running our great government. >> did he say anything about we didn't discuss his specific medical care, but i have talked being on oxygen? it's been revealed now that a couple of times his oxygen levels dipped so much that he had to be on supplemental oxygen did he tell you anything about that
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>> no. we didn't discuss his specific medical care, but i have talked to him, savannah, thousands of times over the course of the last half decade and sounds exactly like the donald trump i always talked to, upbeat, positive, ready to fight, ready to go out and take this battle on behalf of the american people directly covid is a very, very dangerous disease. he knows that. he has witnessed it firsthand. he's going to beat this. he's ready to get back to fighting for the american people. >> you mentioned how deadly and dangerous covid is it certainly is. yet yesterday where the president goes out from his hospital bed and gets into an suv, which of course is sealed for his own protection, bringing with him two secret service agents so you have two secret service agents in close quarters with a patient who has a hot covid diagnosis. why did he do that >> you know, the president wanted to thank all the supporters who had been standing out there for days, supporting it's my understanding, savannah, from the information i've
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obtained that the detail leader of the secret service and the driver both volunteered for that assignment as you know, they have very, very difficult jobs, but they were not required to do that they both volunteered. and there was a piece of plexiglass, i believe, between the president and the two secret service agents in the vehicle. >> can you think of any good reason to do that trip other than public relations and ego, frankly? >> well, the president wanted to show the supporters that he appreciated them and to show that you can still function with covid-19. look, he is a leader, and he wants to lead. and we have shown it from the great leaders who wanted to show a sign of respect to the people. this is the president out thanking the supporters out there supporting him. >> if he was leading as an example, would he suggest that people with a hot case of covid
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go around with just a cloth mask and, you know, do what they consider to be important >> i don't think so. look, this trip was made, i think, i am told, with consultation of his physicians they told him this would not jeopardize him or anybody in that vehicle who have taken exceptional precautions for this this is the advice of the physicians i'm not a physician. i can only tell you what has been relayed to me from the medical team that's taken care of this president, that they authorized this trip they were okay with the trip and the secret service members volunteered to participate in this. >> all right corey, thank you good piece of information to have appreciate your time let's turn now to dr. van gupta and dr. phillips he is and at tending physician at walter reed, and let's talk about this trip, dr. phillips who called it insanity who is also and at tending at walter reed. first thing is first, dr. gupta,
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let's talk about the president's condition. it's confusing we heard an anecdotal report from his former campaign manager that he's doing well, they say he could be out as soon as today. at the same time, the doctor says he's on this cocktail of medications that are for very serious patients what are we to make of all of this >> good morning, savannah. the only thing that would make sense based on reports of the president's shortness of breath, low oxygen levels in addition to the interventions they're taking, extraordinary interventions, including experimental therapy, but interventions that i do in the icu that i do for patients in r the icu like remdesivir and dexamethasone that have serious side effects.
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you only give them to patients that need them and number two they have serious side effects the fact that he has gotten all of these, either number one he's actually quite sick and shouldn't be discharged any time soon for his own sake or, number two, the doctors aren't practicing evidence-based medicine it's one or the other. i think it's likely number one and he has pneumonia from covid-19. >> can i offer a third option? what if you're the president, head of state and they're willing to practice a little different medicine and maybe have them take some of these serious medicines as a preventive measure that would make sense to a lot of people. is that possible >> it's certainly possible, given that a lot has been done especially with the president's messaging. let me be clear. there is no proof that dexamethasone, remdesivir, especially those two agents, can stave off progression of covid-19 if you're asymptomatic, mild symptoms, neither one of
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those medications have proven to stave off a worsening diagnosis. if they were to do that, they would be flying in the blind with no evidence and posing risk to the president's health because remdesivir causes liver damage in some cases and high-dose steroids cause a range of side effects. why put the head of state at an unproven benefit if he doesn't have the need for it, i would never do that to the president of the united states. >> they are talking about being discharged today or tomorrow again. so that is the latest information, but being discharged to the white house is days is the course, could he d not you or me going to our houses, so they do have medical capability. for example, could he continue his course of remdesivir, which would go till tomorrow if five days is the course, could he do that from the white house, given it's not the typical home setting? >> he could, savannah. that would be the first case of that in the history of giving remdesivir, going to home
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infusion of that type of medication. i would want him around pulmonologists and infectious disease experts so we could monitor him and making sure he's doing okay, that's number one. number two, there's many cases of patients feeling temporarily better and a few days later actually worsening, or the so-called long haul covid patient, somebody who actually continues to feel shortness of breath and cough and just feeling winded it's unclear how the president is actually doing. when i have seen him, he has interchanged between looking robust and healthy and frankly looking ashen face at times. i'm worried about him. the better part of valor is staying at walter reed and for his doctors to share critical information, what does his lung condition show, so we can understand his current outlook but to what degree was he exposing individuals like the secret service, it would be helpful to understand. >> and now on that topic, i want to go to dr. phillips, who is
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affiliated with walter reed as well as georgetown university. now you have had a strong reaction to that image and corey lewandowski said that the secret service agents volunteered for that duty in terms the of public health, how likely is it that they could have contracted covid, having been in that sealed car with the patient? >> good morning and thanks for having me on the reality is that this was a dangerous move there is no medical benefit for this to have taken place it violates cdc guidelines that come from the president's own administration now, it bears discussion that i'm a nonmilitary contractor that works at walter reed as an emergency physician. i'm chief of disaster and operational medicine at gw, my primary employer the reason why the tweets i sent out have garnered so much attention is because i was being honest in the moment you know, i've been on the front lines along with dr. gupta and the rest of our colleagues for the better part of ten months,
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trying to keep people safe, not just on an individual level in our hospitals and emergency departments but also out here in the public health realm, trying to give good messages, and it is a back and forth between the medical community and the administration trying to give the right messages to the citizens of america. and beyond the risk that was clearly taking part or the risk that was imparted upon the secret service agents voluntary or not, it sends a message to other people who are sick that it's okay to go out. we're seeing schools try to reopen and we're seeing parents who have sent their kids to school with disease. this is the wrong message to be sending. the only way someone can volunteer for something like this, and do it safely, is through real, informed consent they have to know the real risks of getting into that vehicle and my concern is that they didn't. >> real quickly, because i only have a few seconds left.
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you are kind of being an arm chair doc here, but you saw they were in ppe here and medical grade masks they were in and not the president, because he was in a cloth mask. are you concerned they could contract covid-19 in a situation like that? and will they have to quarantine no matter what >> they absolutely must quarantine cdc guidelines are clear if you spend that period of time within six feet of a person requires a mandatory 14-day quarantine. there are no caveats for masks this is not a normal conversation, this is inside of a weapon-proof vehicle with no plexiglass, that i could see -- and i would like to see that verified, and without fully appropriate ppe. one person has a valved mask the president is wearing a cloth mask they're not wearing sealed goggles. there are plenty of failures in that ppe and full ppe still doesn't protect you. numerous doctors and nurses have died on the front lines because of getting exposed despite wearing ppe.
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>> dr. phillips, dr. gupta, it's always good to get your expertise. thank you for your time, gentlemen. we really appreciate it. >> thanks. it is 7:20 we're going to move on now, get a check of the weather from al good morning, al. >> our tropics, ladies, continue to be quite active tropical depression 26, south of negril, jamaica. it has 35-miles-per-hour winds and at 9, and it is going to develop rapidly and become a hurricane most likely, category 1 storm. you see this cooler water as you get closer to the u.s. gulf coast. it should not, should not rapidly intensify. it will come up to a category 2 some time early friday morning, early friday afternoon making landfall, right now it looks like new orleans but look how wide the cone of uncertainty is if it becomes a tropical system it will be known as delta pushing in, and we will be watching this awfully closely right on in to friday. we'll get to your seconds.
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doctors now say everyone who participated in the president's car tour over the weekend will have to isolate for 14 days because they were exposed to someone we all know had an active case of covid-19. let's get a look at the forecast with meteorologist kari hall. and we're starting out with some fog this morning. it has reduced the visibility significantly from the parts of the coast to the inland areas and now zero visibility for oakland. so really take it easy, be careful out there on your way to work. we're going to see some drifts of smoke in the inland east bay and especially around the north bay. we've seen some major improv coast down to the south bay. our temperatures for the next several days will continue to cool off. and we're even watching out for a chance of rain in the forecast by friday into saturday. really looking good in the forecast, laura. >> that will be a refreshing change.
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thank you, kari. thank you for joining us as well. back to the "today" show. i'll be back in half an hour with more local news for you. have a great monday morning. in the bay area, we believe in science. traffic and air pollution will be even worse after the pandemic. that's why we support measure rr to keep caltrain running. which is at risk of shutdown because of the crisis. to keep millions of cars off our roads, to reduce air pollution and fight climate change.
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presidential debate on the season premier. jim carrey debuting as joe biden and maya rudolph returning as senator harris. >> mamala. >> i thought it was cool they had all first responders in the audience i thought that was a great touch. >> doesn't that debate seem like three lifetimes ago? >> it seems like 100 days ago, at least at least starting with a grim milestone in california. deadly wildfires have burned 4 million acres this year. that's more than double the previous record. at least 31 people have died in the fires. thousands of homes have been destroyed. crews are still battling about two dozen fires across the state. the glass fire in california's wine country is now about 26% contained. >> regal cinemas, the country's largest movie chain is closing its doors once again, less than two months after reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic more than 500 locations nationwide will suspend
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operations thursday. the news comes days after the latest james bond film "no time to die" was delayed till spring, the latest blow to the industry. company officials say that the theater chain may be closed for about two months or perhapsen longer. now to the nfl, the philadelphia eagles desperate to get in the win column, facing the san francisco 49ers on sunday night football. >> second and 18. >> there it is. >> going to air it out deep down field. >> wow what what carson wentz. >> for a touchdown. >> with the 42 yard touchdown pass that puts the eagles on top in the fourth quarter never looked back. i'm going to say this again. philadelphia wins. philly wins. and somehow even with one win so far, eagles are in first place we don't even understand this. >> the detail.
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>> i'll tell you why the nfc east is a garbage conference this year used to be the crown jewel of the nfl. >> but the eagles are number one in the conference. >> there you go. >> getting hard to watch cowboys and washington the excitement tempered slightly by a number of positive coronavirus tests to force several games to be postponed. sam brock is covering that part of the story for us. he is in miami hey, sam >> reporter: craig, good morning. what we're looking at right now, the chiefs and patriots were supposed to play yesterday now they are set for monday night football if there's no more positive tests, which would mark three straight days of clean tests for both teams here in miami, miami dolphins have gotten off to a smooth start. the nfl is facing an increasingly uphill battle as we are expecting a stern warning from the league later today. the nfl is the sports world biggest stage.
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>> he will bust it inside. >> with arguably the highest hurdle of any league. >> certainly there's been complacency, and i think all the owners and gms will be called on it. >> the nfl commissioner roger goodell is expected to address the number of covid-19 positive cases over the weekend creating chaos. patriots qb cam newton, nicknamed superman, contracting covid-19, forcing their sunday headline match-up to monday for now. >> chiefs and patriots, from what i understand, have been among the most strict as far as following their protocols and if it stays as just one positive test for each team, then the facts would bear that out. >> reporter: cam newton posting a pic on instagram, offering appreciation for the well wishes meanwhile new orleans saints got a scare overnight sunday when a player tested positive only to learn he was covid free hours later. >> that's part of the deal this year. >> reporter: the tennessee titans now up to 20 infections between players and staff, prompting a league
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investigation. dr. alan sills is the chief med officer for the nfl. >> we are coming in saying, what can we do to make this event safer in the future? are there changes to the protocols that we need to make. >> brady, touchdown. >> reporter: the stakes sky high for the multibillion dollar business dr. sill says the league considers one thing when it comes to postponing games. health and safety. >> without a doubt, no one is focused on television schedules, game schedules, standings or competitive balance. this is all about what do we think is safest from a medical standpoint >> fans like the carrs, who traveled hours away to see the miami dolphins play, hoping the nfl can figure it out. continue if they keep a safe distance and things like that. >> if teams do break protocols, what's the penalty there >> reporter: hoda, we've seen
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head coaches and franchises fined hundreds of thousands of dollars for not wearing their mask the entire time on the sidelines during the game. teams will be threatened with suspensions and possible loss of draft picks that have been an extremely valuable commodity in the nfl if these teams are repeat offenders and don't comply back to you. >> sam brock for us. thank you. most of the coaches had masks on this week, right >> yes, this week. up next on a monday morning, new questions being raised about the president's positive covid test this morning, the timing and who else may have been potentially exposed. >> we'll go inside that saturday event after eight people have tested positive. nbc's hallie jackson joins us with that part of the story right after this future bestsellers. sleep stories. sleep stories? what are you talking about sleep stories? malcolm. oh wow. malcolm.
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we are back. we are back. it is 7:41 now "in depth" today the latest on president trump's fight against the coronavirus. >> that's right. there was a lot of conflicting information and scrutiny over the timeline of his positive test and who else may have been at risk in the days before the president revealed the news of his diagnosis. nbc's chief white house correspondent hallie jackson joins us with that angle this morning. hi, hallie good morning. >> hey, savannah, good morning to you we have more answers than we did 24 hours ago, right? but we still do not have all the answers, not by a longshot, with key questions outstanding this morning of when the president
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was tested, how specifically he's being treated and who else could have been exposed. >> reporter: critical questions this morn about the testing and the treatment time line on president trump. on thursday, white house official confirms the president took a rapid coronavirus test after he arrived home from a new jersey fund-raiser that came back positive, before the president went on fox news, a detail he did not disclose by then, the president was apparently waiting results from the more conclusive pcr test. >> i just went for a test. we'll see what happens who knows? >> that doesn't explain why the president traveled that afternoon, after being exposed to aide hope hicks who was showing symptoms of the coronavirus and began to quarantine herself tonight before. thursday night into friday the president revealed he was diagnosed and got sicker, faster he spiked a fever and his blood oxygen level dropped doctors gave him supplemental oxygen at the time, white house officials painted a much different picture. >> continues to be not only in
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good spirits but very energetic. >> reporter: on saturday another drop in oxygen levels and another question of how that was treated. >> did you give him another round of supplemental oxygen yesterday? >> i would have to check with the nursing staff. i don't think that if he did, it was very, very limited. >> reporter: and what about the people that the president was exposed to the white house said that it was following cdc protocol on contact tracing. and after initial frustration from new jersey officials about a lack of cooperation according to a source of knowledge of it, state officials confirm they've
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now received information for attendees at thursday's fund-raiser. but in minnesota, where a president held a rally wednesday, health department spokesperson said no one from the white house or republican national committee has reached out. the rnc said the state never asked. and the governor of ohio, where the first presidential debate was held, says he hasn't heard about contact tracing either. >> they've not talked to me about it, no. >> reporter: the white house said necessary notifications have been made now the focus is increasingly turning to what happened in the rose garden last saturday when the president announced his supreme court nominee. at least eight people from that event have now tested positive, including governor chris christie, kellyanne conway and senator mike lee, seen on camera hugging other attendees. it wasn't just outside pictures from an indoor reception show few masks and no social distancing either all together, 11 people linked to the white house or campaign have tested positive, including the president's body man, nick luna, his campaign manager, bill stepien, three senators, lee, thom tillis and ron johnson and two people involved in the president's debate prep, christie and conway. it is at that debate that the president's family appeared without masks. >> the people from cleveland clinic came over and offered them masks and they were waved
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away. >> reporter: still a top campaign manager is talking about joe biden and his mask. >> too often he has used the mask as a prop. >> let's go back to this saturday event, i guess it would be nine days ago some are wondering whether that was the super spreader event we know that eight people have tested positive. most of the big announcement was outdoors in the rose garden, but we have images in the indoor reception, and it is so striking, hallie, because we can throw on some tof the pictures, and you can see the little red dot. that shows who subsequently tested positive. as you walk through them, you start to see them mixing and mingling, let's go through the photos, and it's really helped the story. >> it really does, savannah, especially because, listen, i don't see any masks in these photos
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there are no visible masks bill barr, alex cesar talking with amy coney barrett thom tillis, seen talking with one of amy coney barrett's children, he tested positive this is close quarters mike lee really leaning in to talk with judge barrett there. obviously he is somebody who has tested positive as well. the white house points out that everybody who comes into these events is tested with that rapid test presumably before they are entering the event, but we know those tests are not 100% accurate. masks help but we didn't see those in that setting. i was in the rose garden that day covering this event for nbc news that was outside the media was separated from the rest of the crowd outside by a decent amount of space we were on the driveway as opposed to on the lawn these indoor receptions are very common and happen a lot at the white house, especially for events like these. those attendees were mingling with everybody else who was outside as well. the focus is really turning to this event who else, for example, might be testing positive there outstanding names, pat cipilone, white house counsel, chris christie, who tested positive,
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hugging somebody cipollone is still one of the outstanding questions, and first lady melania trump tested positive as well. >> judge barrett, by the way, subsequently said she had covid over the summer so hopefully had antibodies as well keep us posted, hallie thank you very much. appreciate it. all right. it is now 7:47, coming up on that mr. roker, what have you got for us >> hot weather, especially in the rockies. rapid fire spread is possible with this over the next couple of days. we'll be watching that carefully. in the eastern half of the country, we have cooler than average temperatures, pittsburgh, from minneapolis to salt lake, to albuquerque, temperatures 10 to 20 degrees higher than average. and later this week, we are looking at temperatures in the 70s and 80s, sioux falls, dallas all the way to denver.
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good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. as we take a look at our air quality we are still dealing with some smoke especially in the north bay and moving over towards the east bay improving air quality elsewhere as our temperatures come down just slightly for the immediate coastline and parts of the bay. expect a high of 85 degrees in san jose. 90 in concord and 83 degrees today in napa. as we go through our seven-day forecast we are going to see our temperatures cooling down by the end of the week. us another tropical storm, delta. >> wait what isn't it october >> not by a longshot. >> we have an entire greek alphabet. >> that is right, baby. coming up next, live from new york, "saturday night live's" return with an audience. but first, these messages. ♪
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pandemic and for the state to improve its technology, speeding up benefit payments, reduce fraud, and get through this backlog faster. let's get a quick look at the forecast for today. some overhead cloudiness greet willing our monday morning, kari. yeah, and we've seen the hazy conditions as well for the inland areas. let's talk about our air quality because at times it will still be unhealthy for parts of the east bay. and as we go into later today we will see more of that smoke especially in the north bay but improvements elsewhere. our temperatures today will reach into the low 90s inland, laura. all right. thank you very much. and thank you for joining us as well. the "today" show is coming up next. join us for our midday news and another update. our home was burned to the ground
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his condition. overnight, the white house released new photos said to show the president on a conference call while hospitalized at walter reed medical center he briefly left his isolation yesterday, taking a car ride with secret service agents so he could wave to supporters earlier on "today," corey lewandowski addressed concerns that those secret service agents were unnecessarily exposed to covid. >> savannah, it is my understanding that the secret service agents, the driver and passenger, both volunteered for that assignment. they were not required to do that. they both volunteered. >> he went on to say there was a piece of plexiglass between the president and two secret service agents in the vehicle. meanwhile, with the president and other members of his team temporarily sidelined the dynamic of the presidential race has suddenly changed. nbc's senior medical correspondent andrea mitchell has the latest on that story and what our new poll is showing this morning andrea, good morning to you. >> good morning to you, craig. with the election looming and millions of americans already voting, the president is
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heading to miami for a town hall on nbc tonight and pence and kamala harris are preparing for their debate still on for wednesday night, but with new safety precautions this morning with the election less than a month away, new questions emerging about the impact of the campaigns with the president in the hospital, battling coronavirus the president temporarily sidelined, leaving the vice president in a crucial position. >> he will be hitting the trail, will be in arizona, probably in nevada, will be back here in d.c. he will have a very aggressive schedule. >> reporter: biden testing negative for a third time after last week's potential exposure continues full speed ahead, jumping to a 14-point lead in a new nbc news/wall street journal poll following last week's debate. >> we will be eliminating those tax cuts. >> and joe biden will be on the trail in florida and part of an
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nbc town hall tonight in miami. >> we have been adhering to public health guidance from the beginning of the onset of this pandemic. >> reporter: vice president pence and senator kamala harris head to salt lake city for their debate wednesday, which has revised safety measures. the candidates face 12 feet apart instead of seven and the next presidential debate is scheduled ten days from now but the president's health remains in question. >> we are very hopeful about getting back out there in short order when the doctors deem it appropriate. >> reporter: the president's illness, of course, means he's not holding those large-scale rallies he relies on while campaigning a week from now. at least for now. the virus hit those close to the president, including members of his debate prep team, making these next weeks complicated leading up to election day craig? >> our senior washington correspondent there in washington, andrea mitchell for us, thank you. you can watch that town hall with joe biden hosted by lester holt that's tonight, 8:00 eastern, 7:00 central, only on nbc. search and rescue efforts have intensified along the border of italy and france after record rainfall this weekend,
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>> when the pandemic began to sweep across the country back in march, one of the first places it hit hard was the nba, in particular the utah jazz. >> yeah. one of the team's stars, donovan mitchell, became the second player to test positive. donovan is with us exclusively this morning, along with his mom, to talk about that experience, life in the nba bubble and how they are honoring teachers on this world teachers day. first, more about the man they call spida and what's been a very challenging year. >> the game tonight has been postponed. >> it was the bellwether for what was to come across the country. nba became the first pro sports league to shutdown in march after utah jazz player rudy gobert who tested positive, then he seemed to touch every mic at a press conference. mitchell.
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it was not funny to mitchell. >> i seemed to cool off after. >> mitchell, totally asymptomatic, rode out the virus at home with his mother, nicole, a refuge for the guard. >> she has taught me to stay humble throughout everything it could be taken away in the blink of an eye. >> nicole mitchell is also a source of inspiration, former pre-k teacher, she helps to run spida care, donovan's charity. the basketball player used the lockdown to prepare for when the playoffs would resume, including mending fences with teammate gobert. >> the biggest thing that kind of sucks is it took away from the guys on the team whatever happened, happened, but it took away the focus on the
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team as a whole. >> the duo led the utah jazz in the nba playoffs. >> gobert. >> while they didn't make it to the second round of the so-called bubble -- >> disappointment across the face of mitchell. >> mitchell not once, but twice, scored more than 50 points. >> mitchell's got 50. >> becoming only the third player ever to do so, cementing himself as an nba superstar with an eye already on the next season. >> this ain't the end. this is just the beginning, man. >> and we are so happy to have donovan and his mom, nicole, join us this morning good to see you both. >> good to see you as well good morning. >> let's start with the virus. i understand that you actually self quarantined in your mother's basement. >> yes. >> when you were still asymptomatic what was that like, donovan, being at home with mom all that time >> it was a little weird, you know, kind of being there.
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obviously being asymptomatic, i was kind of waiting, waiting for it to kick in. there were days when i thought that, well, okay, it is going happen today. you would get a little cough and think that it is coming, and it never did. we would have a door that was see-through and i could see my mom and sister and they would leave food there and then i would pick it up and they would go back upstairs. so it was a weird and scary situation, but i was glad to have the support of everybody and especially being home with my family, and so looking back on it, i was blad glad to be ho. >> i bet it was scary for mom. i was just going to ask nicole, what was it like, knowing your son had contracted this virus? at that point you didn't know what could happen. >> it was the unknown. the unknown that no one knew it was very scary. we just constantly took his temperature two, three times a day. we just prayed a lot and did what the doctors and the health experts told us to do. >> donovan, i know you guys have
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a surprise in a moment while i have you really quickly, lakers are up 2-1. heat looked pretty good last night. do you think they come back or do you think this is lebron's year >> i think the lakers are really talented i think that if miami plays the way they did, they have a chance, because jimmy butler is obviously a dominating force, and tyler herro is a force, and so if they can get bam back, and he is a force, and if it stays this way, i have the lakers pulling through. >> and mom, same question. just kidding although i bet nicole can talk some basketball after all those years with an nba player for a son. >> that's true. >> donovan, are you worried about potentially having to be in the bubble next year? >> i don't think we will i mean, you never know
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i personally -- just my personal opinion, don't think that we will. i hope that we have some things figured out in that time. maybe the season will be started later, but if we end up in the bubble, that is what we will do if we have to do it. the only thing i wish is that we have family with us. the nba did a great job at this level, way better than i had anticipated in the span of four months to be able to spend the amount of money, to have everything that players needed, i think, was pretty special. and on top of that, we were able to use our voice for social injustice and just change and trying to get people to vote as well i think it's been used really, really well. >> you're sitting next to donovan, top preschool teacher she had her last year last year. it happens to be world teachers day which means you guys have a surprise for some teachers who are out there. why don't you tell us about
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that >> we chose two schools that have preschool in them in connecticut, and one in the bronx. we are giving them crayola addition sneakers, they are going to receive the gift package, lots of crayola products for their preschool teachers are, as we all know, so underrated, underpaid and having taught through the pandemic for -- i just had three months, and it was hard. it was challenging, but we made it happen. now these teachers are teaching the full year with this cloud over their head. we just need to make sure we give thanks to them. not just us but the country in total, as a whole. thank your teachers. they are essential workers they're out there with our
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children, doing the best they can, given the circumstances. >> amen to that. what a special gift. by the way, these are fantastic kicks, donovan they're going to really appreciate that. thank you, donovan mitchell. thank you, mom. >> you're more than welcome. >> using that platform for good. how cool is that >> you also see why he's such a good kid. >> he forgave rudy gobert speak volumes. let's turn to mr. roker, get a check of the weather. >> we are talking now, we've got tropical storm delta, 130 miles south of negril, jamaica, moving north/northwest at 9 miles per this thing will get in the gulf early wednesday morning as a category 1 storm then it will hopefully get into cooler water, not rapidly intensify, but still coming onshore as a category 2 storm. we'll have to watch that and don't pay attention to the category and pay attention to where it could land and the cone
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of uncertainty is stretching from the east of houston all of the way to the panhandle of florida. so that is a big deal. we are looking at the tropical showers down to florida, and the heat continues out west and the >> good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're taking a look at our high temperatures for today. and we're still going to see some 60s near the coast and 90s for the inland valleys. and we're in between in the south bay with a high of 85 in san jose. 76 in oakland. 83 in napa. as we go through this forecast, huge changes on the way, especially by the end of the week. much cooler air coming in, as well as a chance of rain for the weekend. >> take it, baby. >> we're going to start with prince william and duchess kate, sharing a very rare video of
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their three children after meeting legend sir david attenborough. known for his natural documentaries. prince george, princess charlotte and prince louis got to ask their most burning question. >> hello. what animal do you think will become extinct next? >> let's hope there won't be any. there are lots of things we can do when animals are in danger of extinction. we can protect them. >> hello. i like spiders. do you like spiders, too? >> i love spiders. why are peop them? >> what animal do you like? >> i think i like monkeys best. >> how cute? >> adorable. >> to hear their voices. >> charlotte likes spider. >> who would have thunk it? tom is riding a motorcycle, jumps off the mountain there,
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parachutes down to safety. he was doing something pretty cool, a little less crazy in norway. it shows him getting ready for a fight scene on top of a moving train and the best part is the reaction of some norwegian motorists freaking out when they realize it is tom cruise on top of a moving train. >> oh, my god. >> hi. >> there he is. wow! pretty cool. production heading to rome next. we'll see what the italian citizens can shoot for us with their citizen journalism while tom cruise is there. the one and only jenna bush hagar is going to be on the "the kelly clarkson show" and later this afternoon, they were playing a fun game of true or
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false. kelly asked jenna if it's true if there's ghost in the white house, she recalled her and barbara's scariest experience, hearing 1920s music playing from out of nowhere when they were in bed. >> it was the middle of the night and you could feel the music out of the fireplace. we tried to talk ourselves out of it, too. i can see you. what do you think? >> i think i would have immediately exited the premises. >> we got into each other's bed, terrified. >> you say 1920s piano music and that is literally like a horror film to me late at night. >> it was definitely terrifying. >> oh, my gosh, no. i was there once. definitely won't be visiting again. >> so they are playing true or false. do you think it is true or false? >> i think she made it up. >> what do you think? >> i think it's false. >> i don't know. i'm going to go with true. >> i want it to be true. >> you could probably just ask her. >> text her. watch the interview, "kelly clarkson show" later today. check your local listings. that's pop start. just ahead, one interview,
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three legends. harry smith chats with robert de niro and uma thurman on their first movie together in nearly three decades. yes, harry is the third legend. good morning to you. 8:26. i'm kris sanchez. election day now only 29 days away. but in california, the election really starts today. ballots are being mailed out. 21 million of them. and san francisco voters who want to cast their ballots in person can do so under a massive tent at the civics center starting this morning. it's it one of nearly 600 locations in the city where people can vote early in addition to mailing in their ballots. a reminder the deadline to register to vote is october 19th. coming up in our midday news, a live report on what is going on in your voters guide. plus, head to our website where we'll walk you through what's on
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your ballot. also walk through what's in the forecast. meteorologist kari hall has that. >> it's going to be a nice day. slightly cooler for the bay and the coast. looking at our temperatures and our highs for today. expected to reach into the mid-60s for half moon bay while we'll see low 90s for the inland east bay. all the way up to the north bay and low 90s for the south county as well. we are getting ready for improved air quality as we head through the week. especially by the end of the week as our temperatures cool off. we'll have more updates on that. kris? >> more local news coming up in just a half hour. we'll see you then.
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i'm voting 'yes' on prop 19. nineteen limits taxes on seniors. it limits property tax on people like me. nineteen limits taxes on wildfire victims. it says so right here. if 19 passes, seniors can move closer to family or medical care. i looked at moving but i can't afford the taxes. will you help california's most vulnerable? vote 'yes' on prop 19.
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bts week was a blast and this week, wilma rudolph and billie eilish and new fallon. ee we're back, 8:30 on this monday morning, first monday in october. it's october 5th, 2020 can't wait for a particular story we've got coming up. we previewed it last week. >> yes it w, it was on last wee
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struck a note with so many. a grandfather's heartfelt notefs we're so lucky this morning, because he will be with us his grandson is going to be with us and we're looking forward to speaking with them he's still got it, by the way. coming up on the third hour, a music superstar to happens to be my cuz, lenny kravtiz second cousin but i'll call him my cuz anyway. we will talk to him about his music and his revealing new book and what he has been up to and where he has been and up to in quarantine. >> i didn't get that memo that you were related to lenny kravtiz. you should flaunt that more often, al. lin manuel miranda, hoda, you had a chance to catch up with both father and son we'll have that conversation tomorrow. >> looking forward to all of that before that, mr. roker, cousin of lenny, how about a look at the forecast >> you bet ya.
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that's a fantastic documentary let's look at what is happening with the week ahead, the florida rain down to the south. it will be warm out west in the midweek period we're looking at showers making their way into new england, mild highs and lots of sunshine for the midatlantic all the way to the great lakes. staying warm out west. as we get into friday, heavy rain as we watch delta make landfall warm highs in the midsection of the country. beautiful weather in the midatlantic and northeast. showers move into the coastal good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. let's take a look at our air quality forecast as we go throughout the rest of the week. this has been a huge issue. and it still will be unhealthy in parts of the north bay today and inland east bay. we have moderate air quality there. we've seen improvements for the bay and the coast and the south bay. and then as we go through the forecast, we are going to see our temperatures gradually cooling off by the end of the
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week. we'll see those high temperatures reaching into the 70s along with some rain. savannah >> al, thank you so much. robert de niro and uma thurman teaming up for a new movie. not what you would expect. they told harry smith all about it 'll share that converswe they dato one of the most difficult jobs there is, even in normal times. our frontline health care workers. and when these heroes lack the resources they need, that risky job gets ten times harder. prop fifteen makes corporations pay their fair share. to invest in our communities, in our clinics, in the essential workers who treat everyone- rich, poor, and in-between. whether it's this pandemic or the next health crisis, vote yes on prop fifteen. for all of us. ...this one's for you. you inspired us to make your humira experience even better... with humira citrate-free. it has the same effectiveness you know and trust, but we removed the citrate buffers,
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to keep millions of cars off our roads, to reduce air pollution and fight climate change. and measure rr helps essential workers like me get to work and keep our communities healthy. relieve traffic. reduce pollution. rescue caltrain. [all] yes on measure rr. robert de niro and uma thurman are iconic actors in hollywood 30 years after they first shared the screen, they're doing it once again. >> and best part, they told it all to harry smith hi, harry. good morning. >> morning, kids my, how the decades fly by this movie we're going to be talking about, it's a lot different from the first movie they did together all those years ago. based on a popular children's book from the 1980s "the war with grandpa" stars a couple of actors whose names don't
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immediately come to mind when the subject is kid flicks. >> i've never made a straight-forward family film there was a really positive and friendly energy. >> uma thurman. >> my little daughter was there filming in atlanta. >> and robert de niro. >> he has been my friend all these years. to get to be on the set with you and watch you work, it was really special. >> well, i was happy that uma was on board she said we haven't worked since forever. >> yes. >> the premise is that de niro is the family patriarch and his daughter, played by uma thurman feels strongly for his own good that he should move in with her family. >> get out it's still my room. >> not for long. >> problem is, gramps is moving into his grandson's room, played by oakes fegley is not pleased. >> i didn't want it to be this way either. >> i just want my room back. >> full-scale prank-a-thon
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ensues de niro is a worthy adversary. >> did you do any of the stunts yourself >> whatever. yeah, well, some of the stunts, and jumping around in that big bouncy thing, there were some stunt doubles work being done with some flips and stuff like that as i remember that they didn't me to do. i said i would do it. >> an action movie for kids with a few life lessons along the way. did you call upon your parenting expertise to help you in the role >> um, well i think one always calls upon parenting -- expertise is a big word. any parent knows expertise -- >> doesn't apply. >> i'm never owning that one, but i love children and watching the kids have a free-for-all was cute watching kids act, they're so natural and, you know, it's so
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easy for them. >> even in a mom role, she flashed a bit of action from her movies with quintin tarantino. >> there's a moment in the movie, uma, where you run down your daughter's boyfriend and it looked like you were going to go full "kill bill" on the guy. >> not really. >> the rumors swirl again that "kill bill 3" is in the offing. >> i don't think so. >> really? >> you know, i think it's already been made and displayed and is done in quentin's mind. on to the next. >> if you're googling by now, thurman and de niro did share the screen once before "mad dog and glory," 1993 is when you guys made that movie. i looked at the trailer and said to myself, i love that movie
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i'm going to rent it tonight was it a blast to make >> yeah. we had a nice time it was a lifetime ago. >> yeah. it was before i had my kids, so it was a lifetime ago, but it was really special to get to work with you as a young person. and bill murray was playing the heavy. he was moving in another direction. he was fantastic. >> yeah. i would like to see it, too. it's been -- i haven't seen it since i made it. >> yeah. >> another day of heavy lifting for me up here in the woods. you know what? i have to say there's part of this role that de niro has in this movie that is reminiscent of "meet the parents." got that going. >> a real classic. thank you, harry "the war with grandpa" is out on friday thanks, harry. >> looks good. >> pleasure. take care, kids. >> you too
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the family behind one our favorite boosts ever a grandfather's sweet note on a bucket of baseballs that touched the hearts of many. and there he is.
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we are back. it is 8:4 it is 8:4 now with more on the story that was grown and we're tearing up for all the right reasons. >> made you, cry yeah, hoda and i had this on the boost the other day and we were all crying it started when an grandfather dropped off an old bucket of balls at a local batting cage with a heartfelt note on it. >> let read it in part i pitched them to my grandson and son for countless rounds my son, now 46, my grandson 23 years. i am 72.
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cherish these times, because you won't belief how quickly they're gone. hug them whenever you have a chance. well, that went viral thanks for the tweet from a grandson and they are joining us from montgomery, alabama. randy long, and ethan anderson, good to see you. randy, when you scribbled that note on a bucket of balls and set it out there, what did you think was going to happen as a result of that >> well, honestly, left a bucket of balls, leave a note. late at night and just left it there. >> we can kind of hear you it's a little bit fuzzy. ethan, how did you learn about what your grandfather had done how did you find out about all of this? >> my grandma, actually, went out there after he left it and went behind him and took a picture of it just to send to me and my uncle, because she
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thought it was a sweet note, to let us know what he had done since i thought it was a pretty cool thing, that's why i decided to post it to twitter for a few of my friends to see was the plan. >> ethan, it's carson. a lot of people have been reacting to this what have people been saying what's the reaction you've gotten >> a lot of the reaction has been great it's been reminding people of the times they had with their dads and granddads back in the day in the baseball cages. and a lot of people thanking me and saying they're going to go do those things with their son or grandchildren, whatever it is now just because they don't want to miss out on those memories that they could be making. >> yeah. that was my takeaway last week, have with our little boys. randy, i understand you guys hit the cages yesterday as well, how did it go?nt well.
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my son and grandson were there they both still got the swing in i threw them a few strikes too. >> thought it was really cool, randy. i guess a young boy came across that bucket of balls, took your advice, took the bucket of balls home how do you feel about the fact that you really are paying it forward? you're actually giving joy to another family >> oh, it's great. we've had some contact with them and plan to meet with them tomorrow actually out at the batting cages and exchange information with each other. and i hope to follow him -- he's on a travel ball team. hope to follow him on the travel ball team. >> ethan, did you ever know that those times just playing catch with your grandpa meant so much to him >> no, not really.
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i mean, it's something that i don't think you really think about until something like this happens, where he picks up the bucket of balls cleaning o then you realize how much you miss it. i didn't realize how much he actually -- how much it meant to him until i saw the note and all that came about. >> well, ethan and randy, we want to thank you. thank you for sharing this beautiful story. a lot of fathers, sons, grandfathers, grandsons, granddaughters playing catch because of what y'all did. we appreciate you. >> good story. should be a beer commercial. >> remember in field of dreams, want to have a catch i cry every time. >> it goes so fast. he's right. jenna is here and will reveal october's book club pick. (garage door opening) it is my father's love... it is his passion- it is his fault he didn't lock the garage. don't even think about it!
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been there, done that. with liftmaster® powered by myq®, know what's happening in your garage- from anywhere. proposition 16 takes some women make as little as 42% of what a man makes. voting yes on prop 16 helps us fix that. it's supported by leaders like kamala harris and opposed by those who have always opposed equality. we either fall from grace or we rise. together. proposition 16 provides equal opportunities, levelling the playing field for all of us. vote yes on prop 16. to wear a mask out in public around other people. sure it'll keep you healthy. but more importantly, i won't have to see your happy smiling face. ugh. and if you don't want to wear a mask, i've just got one thing to tell you. scram, go away. ugh.
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caring for each other because we are all in this together. so wear a mask and have a rotten day, will ya? ugh. taking california for a ride. companies like uber, lyft, doordash. breaking state employment laws for years. now these multi-billion-dollar companies wrote deceptive prop 22 to deny drivers the rights they deserve. no sick leave. no workers' comp. no unemployment benefits. vote no on the deceptive uber, lyft, doordash prop 22. one ride california doesn't want to take. doordash prop 22. you can take a day off fromy worrying about your packages. ♪ ohhh yeahhh! just connect your myq® app to key. ♪ ohhh yeahhh! get free in-garage delivery with myq® and key by amazon.
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i wish i were eating it right now. we are back with another reason to celebrates "today" is sponsor by jif peanut butter. it's that jiff'ing good. i wish i were eating it right now. we are back with another reason to smile. mr. roker? >> okey dokey. we celebrated world smile day over the weekend along with our sponsor jif we asked you to share if there was someone grilling from ear to ear so let's examine those pearly whites posting this picture of her son waiting for the tooth fairy. sharing a photo of her hero, austin thank you for your service her daughter's selfie with a goat greatest of all time both of them all smiles. keep on smiling, everybody. >> fabulous teeth. al, thank you. jenna is here. must be book time. >> i know you guys are sitting on the edge of your seat. >> yeah, we are. >> it's october, the month of thrills and suspense
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it's only appropriate that our next read with jenna pick is a chilling novel that i could not put down. >> what is it? >> drum roll, please. it is called "leave the world behind, by rumaan alam. it is about a married couple and two teenaged children who want to leave their busy lives. they head out on vacation. and it's all well until unexpected visitors arrive in the middle of the night. >> who shows up? >> denzel washington these strangers navigate their new relationship, mysterious things begin to happen, making the family question everything they know. it's mysterious, poignant and funny. >> do you a clip >> guys, the reason that i say denzel is because the book has, the rights have been auctioned for rights to a movie with denzel washington and julia roberts. >> what? >> it is not just a suspension,
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but it is poignant and beautiful and discusses family and friendsh >> was the white house haunted >> and the white house is haunted. >> that's true >> that's a true story a new book coming from me. >> you're on "kelly clarkson" today. >> i am. >> and playing true and false and it was true. >> who thought it was true >> you did. >> hoda, that's because you always have my back. >> by the way, hoda kotb looks fantastic. >> leather on a monday. >> we all shared these pants. >> take them off with powder. because they are tight. >> j.b., we don't have time to get into it, but have you had other instances that you and barbara had in the white house >> yes. by the way, when we heard the piano, we convinced ourselves it was our cat but then we were like, if that cat could play 1920s, it would be on the internet. >> show them one more time. >> this book is "leave the world behind." i hope so many of you will read with me. >> join the conversation
8:52 am and text jenna at 668. >> i thought that said 666 i was terrified. too much suspense in one segment. >> craig >> too much to pick a book to be made into a movie. >> craig -- carson. >> did you see snl this weekend, by the way >> yes. >> so good chris rock was the host. they had a limited studio audience got inside featured first responders, they were wearing masks really, really great to see. there was a lot of political humor. here is a quick take on it. >> senator from delaware -- >> not even a real state. >> -- joe biden. [ cheers and applause >> mr. vice president --second,.
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>> just one second, chris. okay. >> there you go, jim carrey playing joe biden. we've been waiting for this. and alec baldwin is playing the president. you can't keep your eyes off alec because that impression is so funny leave it to jim carrey and steal the scene. it was so funny. chris rock did a funny monologue as well. one of the highlights people were talking about is one of the snl cast members chloe fineman who is so funny. she did a sketch on drew barrymore. i don't know if i have a clip or a b-roll, but when i tell you that somebody nails an impression. it is unbelievable. >> how do you do. >> and see her have a blast by herself in a big empty studio. >> totally mobly obly. thank you for being my bff. >> she gives back in the best
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>> you are my vff, virtually friends forever. >> you know, it's been tough my husband and i are working from home. >> we ended it too early. >> chloe, as drew says, that's why we're going to remake your walk-in closet. >> it's very funny she posted about it, too she has a good sense of humor. >> yeah. drew loves chloe. >> coming up in a few minutes, third hour of today, we'll celebrate world teachers day we're going to do it with a fantastic group of teachers. there they are filled with teachers from all over america. >> thank you, guys. coming up after that program, we have another program. it's a good one. jenna and i have abby wombach. she has an important message for parents and book out. >> and we will have some fun. >> as we always do.
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>> but first, if you need some help to get inspired to get active, we are launching the get moving series here at "today" chance to work out with the top >> and by the way, isaac boots is all of the rage. >> yes, and that is on peacock, and all of the rage. >> yes, and get there to do that. >> and we will be back with the news and the weather and the messages. happy monday. good morning, and welcome to "today." we are happy to have you. >> we are tracking the next phase. >> what should be in the next classrooms. >> the race to the white shouse on. >> if you don't take care of yourself, how can you take care of others? >> it is a simple thing and maybe after all of this, we will
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appreciate all of those little things. >> whether we are physically together or not, we are together and that is what counts. good morning to you. it's 8:56. i'm kris sanchez. president trump remains in the hospital this morning getting treatment for covid-19. doctors will make the decision whether he can be discharged later today from walter reed medical center in maryland. the president did post on twitter a video from the hospital saying that he was
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recovering well. our scott mcgrew is monitoring the president's recovery process and those close to him now who have to quarantine. happening now, early voting starts in california today. in our midday news at 11:00, what's on your voters guide and where to drop that ballot off early. plus, the firefight is still ongoing in the north bay as the glass fire continues to burn out of control. it's burned nearly 65,000 acres in napa, sonoma and lake counties and the fire is now 30% contained. e. while he, accused of stealing $5. the stanford rapist could afford bail; got out the same day. the senior citizen could not; forced to wait in jail nearly a year. voting yes on prop 25 ends this failed system, replacing it with one based on public safety. because the size of your wallet shouldn't determine whether or not you're in jail. vote yes on prop 25 to end money bail.
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