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. good morning, will she or won't she? intense negotiations now under way to secure the release of sarah shourd, one of three american hikers detained in iran. will she be freed? nbc's andrea mitchell has the latest. battle royal, voters head to the pol in seven states and washington, d.c., a key final test for both parties weeks before the crucial midterm election. and the probe of a female sports reporter allegedly subjected to cat calls from the new york jets. now an investigation is under way. that reporter is sharing her si of the story with us in a live inrview, today, tuesday, si of the story with us in a live inrview, today, tuesday, september 14, 2010. captions paid for nbc-universal televisi
exclusively. oing tr gg intense r y ttway to y to frewa correspondents. d ria, good morning. the shourd family trying to win her release. trying to get the bail, $500,000. they're waiting to see but the are some signals that she could be released at any time. they're hoping for that to happen. >> the discussions about this potential release. the discussions about the would-be mosque near ground zero.
what's that done in the political climate where you are? >> it's really added to the tension here, the ai-american spirit. and, in fact, if the government needed any excuse to try to drum up more anti-american fever, you can see the state-owned newspapers today, all the headlines are about the desecration threats, the burning threats, and also, what happened in washington last weekend on 9/11 when pages were torn out of the koran, out of the holy book. that has inflamed the anger here. they are planning big protests today. ca? >> anda mitchell in teheran, thank you for that. get a check on the rest of the morning's top stories from ann curry at the newsdesk. good morning to you, ann. >> good morning, meredith, carl. we begin with theush for peace this morning in the middle east. time is ripe for israel and the palestinians to make peace. secretary of state hillary clinton said today as e meets with israel's prime minister netanyahu and palestinian president abbas in egypt. the talks move to jerusalem
tomorrow. investigators are on the scene of a plane crash in venezue venezuela. 15 people were killed in the crash, 36 surved. the national transportation safety board hopes the gas explosion in san bruno, california will be a wakeup call about aging gas pipelines throughout our nation. miguel joins us more with this story. good morning. good morning. the gas company thatpens the ruptured line has been ordered to check all 5,000 miles of its gas line, this as the ntsb wraps up its probe. >> reporter: investigators are looking at home video like this -- >> the house next to mine is already on fire. >> reporter: spectacular new images of thursday's blast could help determine t cause of the gas line rupture. nearly 40 homes were obliterated when a 30-inch pipeline became a fireball-spitting torch.
days after, state leaders called for congressional hearings, this could happen anywhere in the country. >> it's very important for everyo who has gas coming in to tir home to have the sense d assurance that the pipe that's near their home i fake. >> pg&e neglected public safety by not replacing the 50--year-old pipeline that ruptured sooner. >> these gas flames are definitely ticking time bomb. >> but pg&e says their 15 million customers are safe, and they'll work to figure out why their line ruptured even after it was inspected twice in the last year denying reports that neighbors have called in about a gas leak. >> we he not found any -- any --nything in our records that would indicate that people called for that specific area. >> reporter: pg&e said they set up a $100 million fund for victims of a blast offering $50,000 for homeowners who lost their house. theyaid this is the right thing to do.
ann? >> miguel this morning, thank you. insurance giant aig may be on the road to repaying taxpayers. melissa lee joins on the new york stock exchange with more on this. that would mean regaining independen. the exit plan could begin as rly as next year with the treasury converting $49 billion of the preferred shares in to common shares which would tn be sold to the public. it cld take several years to pull off. if successful, this could mark a victory for the government. aig is the biggest repient of government aid in the crisis. ann? >> thanks a lot, melissa. spain's rafael nadal is the men's champion at the u.s. open. last night he beat novak djokovic to win the first u.s. open title be the seventh man to win tennis' grand slam. he's won the u.s. open, wimbled wimbledon, the french open, and the australian open. and he makes his own clothes. it's now 7:06. back to meredith, carl, and
good morning. a pleasant start to this tuesday morning. we have a few clouds drifting through, now just past 7:00. temperatures around the reeges, 50s, low 60s. highs climbing into the low 80s with lots of sun. looks like we'll repeat this again on wednesday, cloudsn thursday. we may get a few passing showers on thursday, friday morning. friday, near 80. looks like a d weekend to follow with highs near 80. and now here's meredith. chris, thank you very much. now to pitics in the final round of primaries before the november midterm elections. today there are hotly contested races in seven states in the nation's capital. nbc's kelly o'donnell is in delaware where the fht is on to fill the seat vacated by vice president joe biden. good morning to you, kelly. >> reporter: hi, meredith. this is a small sta with big
shoes to fill. the four remaining years of vice president's joe biden's old senate seat. on the republican side, a big fight. a popular congressman who never lost an election and worked with democrats on things like social issues is facing a toug tea party challenge. >> i frankly don't think she is qualified to be in the united states senate. >> reporter: in delaware, a castle under siege. >> mike castle, one of the most liberal republicans in congress. >> reporter: moderate republican mike castle has run positive campaignsor decades dramatically changed tactics, going negative against tea party conservative, christine o'donnell. >> not what i would prefer to do in a campaign. but on the other hand, i never had an opponent who had the deficiencies of this particular opponent. >> she didn't pay thousands in income taxes. had to be sued by a university for thousands in unpaid bills. defaulted on her mortgage >> reporter: castle is
delaware's only member of the u.s. house and a former two-term governor. >> thank you so much for coming out. >> reporter: o'donnell, a frequent but unsuccessful candidate says she's media consultant for nonprofit groups. she admits she has a history of fincial problems but calls using that, sleazy. >> so by him attacking me for financial hardships is attacking th delaware voters who are struggling right no and it just proves how out of touch he is with what everyday americans are struggling with. >> reporter: needing campaign money, the tea party express pledged $250,000 to buy ads supporting o'donnell. >> she strongly supports repealing obama's health care scheme. >> reporter: sarah palin added her voice, with radio ads and robo calls. >> i can relate to the vicious rsonal attacks on christine and can tell u, sad to see the establishment's desperation in this. >> reporter: are you qualified to be a u.s. senator? >> absolutely. reporter: on social policy,
o'donnell had long been outspoken, advocating abstinence education, living a chaste life, and wrote viewing pornography is like cheating on your spouse. castle argues that o'donnell is too flawed to beat a democrat in november. >> btom line, she's nominated, republicans lose the election automatically. that simple. >> reporter: in new hampshire, kelly ayotte has been leading four republicans for the senat nomination. >> a prosecutor, not a politician. >> reporter: sarah palin did endorse ayotte, but the tea party is backi attorney ovid lamontagne. >> i'm not the establishment trying to buy your vote. >> reporter: in wisconsin, russ feingold is in a tough race. hilikely opponent is a wealthy businessman and republican, ron johnson. >> it's time that somebody with a new perspective go to
washington. >> reporter: and in new york house races, 20-termemocrat charlie rangel who's facing ethics violations has four democrats trying to take the nomination. on eastern long land, president richard nixon's grandson, chris cox, is running for congress hoping to unseat a democrat in the fall. and it's in the house where the republicans think they have the best shot at trying to take control of that chamber. meredith? >> kelly o'donnell, thank you very much. speaking of the house, republan congressma eric cantor of virginia is the house minority whip, kevin mccar ty, the deputy whip, and the ranking member of the house and budget committee. together, they have written a new book, "young guns -- a new generation of conservative leaders." good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> before i get to the book, i want to talk about the primary. mike castle, the moderate versus christine o'donnell, the tea party candidate whose views as kelly pointed out on social
issues may not sit well with swing voters. the republicans may lose the se in november. eric, do you agree with that? >> meredith, what's going on now across the country, obviously people are upset with washington. they're tired of politicians that make proses they jt can't keep. what we're seeing across the country some active primaries. and, you know, what we have done here is we've gotten together a couple of years ago and we put together an effort in search of candidates who could actually respond to that very issue. >> do you agree with castle? if o'donnell wins and in fact the republicans lose a seat? >> not necessarily so. things are shifting in politics. the conventional wisdom in politics is not going to be what's going to happen in 10. i would not say that the seat is gone. it's probably going to be more challenging, more competitive. but delaware voters, voters all over america are really upset with the fiscal direcon of this country. >> you who are not members of the tea party worried about the influence of the tea party? >> look, what's happening here, tea party is organically grown.
individuals getting out, frustrated where this country is going, not seeing solutions from washington, a challenge for anybody that's an incumbent. come november, it will be a difficult part for the majority party the democrats. at's why the house is even in play. it brings intensityor individuals to turn out. >> you talk about the failings of the republican party, the reason they lost control of the house. is that the rson you're in the situation yoare right now? >> we were fired in 2006. and part of what this is about, "young guns," finding candidates who wl run on ideas and solve problems using the conservative beliefs. that's the fundamental difference you'll find in this election. >> one of the key issues also heading to the midterm elections the expiration of the bush tax cuts. over the weekend, your leader, i guess, your boss, minority leader john boehner said he would support tax cuts for just middle income earners if that was his only option. yesterday he took that back, he did an about-face. why? >> i think sort of fundmental to everyone right now watchinthis show, a working mom, a small
business owner, an investor, i think none of those type of people, no americaneally thinks that raising taxes a good idea, especially in a recession. i think that's what john boehner was trying to say. and the republican position has always been and will be -- don'telieve there ought to beax hikes. i think, meredith, you're right. that's going to be a critical issue in the nex several weeks. >> the tax cuts have beenn existence for quite a while, these tax cuts. if they were designed to stimulate the economy and create jobs, they didn't cceed. what's so good about them. >> meredith first of all, half of all small business income will have a huge tax increase in january. 70% of our jobs come from small businesses. so the last thing you want to do in an economy like this with 89.6% unemployment is have a big tax increase in small business which is the engine of job creation in america. that's not good policy. the january tax increase followed up by another tax increase in 2013. we think the fiscal dirtion of this congress, this country is in the wrong way. it's part of the reason we wrote
this book. we were in the majority last time, we didn't do things right. we need to own up to that. we want to add a fiscally conservative majority if we're given the opportunity to lead -- that's the whole point. raising taxes in this kind of economy is a bad idea. >> let me ask you, 49 way days away from the election, you look at the generic ballot, the democrats hold a seven-point advantage. that's a grand slam with the contract with america back in 1994. and, in fact, lot of people continue to see you as the party of no. so was it good enough this time around to say, no, we're not democrats. is that good enough to win? >> no, it's not. we had a lot of ideas out there. we proced our own stimulus that focused on private sector jobs and they went out and produced one on public. $1 trillion with interest, keynsian view. more people in the believe elvis presley is alive than believe that we'll create jobs. we'll come up with a new agenda
that lays out things that we can do right now, cut spending and reform the culture of washington itself. >> congratulations. young guns, how old are you guys? >> listen, we want to take the opportunity to do the promotions here. thank you for that. >> answer it -- not answer it. congressman eric and kevin mccarthy and paul ryan. thank you all. it's 7:17, now here's carl. thanks. should you be required to have a prescription to buy common over-the-counter cough and cold remedies. the faa is condering new restrictions to deal with the alarming cases of teenagers using them to get high. tom costello has the details. good mornin >> good morning to you. a lot of stos require an i.d. to buy the common cold medicines and they stopped selling them to anybody under thege of 18 because too many kids found it's a cheap way to get high. >> friday night. i wanted to have some fun. >>eporter: they call it robo
tripping, and youtube is filled with teenagers on how to get high from robitussin and any other cough medicine. it's called tripping ondxm, and now 8% of all teenagers admit they've tried it. doctors say drinking a little too much cough syr makes them feel like they're drunk. drinking one or two bottles or mixed with alcohol can bring irregular heart beat, brain damage, seizures, and loss of consciousness. >> there's a belief that it's completely safe. you know if you do any kind of product with this volume, you're opening yourself up to risk. >> i found out about abuse of dxm too late. i found out after my son passed away from abusing this product. >> california nurse found her 18-year-old son, carl, dead in his bed after he o.d.'d on cough syrup and prescription drugs.
e.r. visits related to overdosing on dxm jumped 73% between 2004 and 2008 to nearly 8,000 cases. at children's hospital in boston, dr. sharon levy says half the kids being treated for substance abuse have also used dxm. >> we think as with any other psychoactive substances, u of dxm is associated with other mental health problems. it can precipitate problems, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and even psychotic disorders in some cases. >> reporter: now the fda is considering whether to require a prescription for cough supress sants with dsm, products millions of americans use every day. the medicines are very safe, the abuse is low, and harm from abuse is rare. and it started a public campaign to warn of the dangers of abuse using fiveoms to tell their stories of overdose.
>> reporter: one of those moms is misty fenco. >> it's not what we're looking for. we're looking for needles, we're looking for powders. we're looking for a lot of the legal street drugs. >> the advice to parents, if you see used cough syrup bottles in yourchild's room or car, get suspicious and ask questions. the fda is only considering to make dxm cough sup press sants a presiption medication. any action could take mths or even longer. carl? just ahead, the female reporter that was the subject of tauts and cat calls from the players and coaches of the new york jets. she'll speak out in a live interview. bufirst, this is "today" on nbc.
it's 7:26 on this tuesday, the 14th of september. i'm joe krebs. just a few minutes ago chopper 4 was over the scene of a pedestrian accident at capitol heights. this is at the intersection of central and garrett morgan boulevard. we do not know much information about the accident at this time. also, the polls are open for the primary elections of d.c. and maryland. we could learn weather adran fenty will remain mayor. he faces a tough challenge. in maryland, democratic voters in prince georges downdy will choose their candidate for county executive. county sheriff michael jackson and bake are considered the front-runners in the democratic primary.
7:30 now on this tuesday morning, september 14, 2010. it is a lovely morning to be up and out early in the heart of midtown maattan. we're pleased with all of these kind folks deciding to drop by. meanwhile inside studio 1-a, i'm meredith vieira alongside carl quintanilla, matt is off today. the reporter that was subjected to taunts and rments. what went on? what does she want to see happen to the players and the coaches, we'll ask ines sainz in a moment. if you were a victim of a heart attack, would you speak out in defense of the very creature that attacked you. three victims are doing just that. they'll plain why, coming up. who should be giving advice to your children -- you or someone el? theurprising results of a new suey andhat that means to parent the investigation under way in the treatment of a female sports reporter in a nfl
practice. we'll talk to her in a moment. but first, peter alexander has the latest. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. in the sports opener last night, inezsainz did not return to the locker room. she reported the action from the sidelines after complaining about jets coaches and players last weekend. she wants to make sure no other female reporter is mistreated on or off of the field. >> reporter: on the sidelines, inez sainz is hard to miss. the 32-year-old sportscaster from mexico's tv azteca was named by men's magazine one of the sexiest sports reporters in the world. but now sainz is in the center of a sexual harassment complaint against th new york jets. this is video from the jets' practice saturday where footballs were thrown in sainz's direction and later in the locker room where she says she was subjected to cat calls from players. sainz tweeted in spanish -- i'm
dying of embarrassment. i'm in the jets' locker room waiting for quarterback mark sanchez while trying not to look anywhere. e says sanchez was a gentleman but told me the taunts made her feel uncomfortable in the locker room. >> all the eyes look to me. they start to whistle and make jokes that i know is about me. >> the next day as the controversy grew, sainz herself became the target of iticism. with some pointing to seductive photos posted on her personal website and others on tv azte azteca's site. in response, sainz tweeted again, this time with a picture of the type of outfit she'd worn to the jets' practice. button down shirt and jeans and boots, she wrote, is not inappropriate. >> not trying to provoke anything. my type of dress - >> >> reporter: but when the association for women in sports media found out about her
complaints, they called o the nfl tonvestigate her possible sexual harassment. the jets' owner called sainz this weekend apogizin on behalf of the team later issued a statement saying it's working with the national football league to gather the facts and take any appropriate steps necessary to maintain a respectful environment for the media. >> it seems that crazy over-the-top behavior is not only condoned but encouraged in some ways and it seems to me it went too far. >> reporter: wendy murphy is a women's rights advocate and former nfl cheerleader. >> doesn't matter if she was wearing skin tight jeans or see through lingerie, none of that is license to commit sexual harassnt, period. >> sainz has been covering sports for eight years. she says despite her bad experien, she has no plans to change her appearance in the locker room. >> actually, i don't see why i need to change because it's me
and ion't need to change the way i am the things are going to change and not in me. >> reporter: sainz says she has no plans to pursue any legal action. both the nfl and the jets tell nbc news that they take this matter seriously and they have bothaunched investigations to the players' and the coaches' actions. meredith? >> thank you very much. ines sain good morning to you. >> good morning. >> first, there's a football being thrown in your direction outside and the cat calls in the locker room. you tweeted a tweet at the time, you're embarrassed, dying of embarrassment. but are you being harassed? there's a difference? >> there's a diffence. the line is fragile between the one and the other. and i must say that i don't see anything that's sexual way. i'm not the one who say the charge or try to -- try to invoke all of the team in this
situation. what happened there is i obviously feel that the environment was uncomfortable because i know ty are talking about me. but i didn't hear or pay attention today. what happened is -- >> i saw the reporter -- is that what you were experiencing? >> exactly. >> then the association for women in sports media got involved and they're the ones who went to the nfl and said we want an investigation into what was going on. if they had not called for that investigation, would you have reported this? >> no, actually, i don't think so. because as i told you, i don't even pay attention. i try to focus on my job. i say it's okay, it's an environment. it's what i -- what i need to do to make my interview. so let's pretend nothing happened. but the rest of the media hears ithings that the boysnd they saw that -- the environment is very rude for a woman. >> is very rude? >> very rude.
>> yes. >> so i think that -- that the main point here is what they hear about me. not what i am doing. because i let it pass and that's it. >> you just said on your network on monday, azteca, that you never felt attacked or offended but in the media people are calling you a victim. is that the way you see yourself or is this a case of overreaction? >> i think the first tim is an overreaction abo it. and then i start to read a little it hwa is twhat is the k comments that the rest of the media said abouthe subject. >> what other comments. >> i don't want to use my words to express because they say -- they say we need to ask them to - exactly why -- what is supposed to happen. but it's in the sexual content what they are expressing. so i think when i read everything, it's okay. it's not a good environment for
a professional making her work that these kind of things happen. >> so hearing from others what was said tt youidn't hear at the time, do you now believe it was sexual harass. [. >> no, because i only a witness there. i -- i prefer that the nfl make the adjustment. they have all of the pieces together. they have my material, my videotape, they have the material of the rest of the media. so i prefer that the nfl judge and decide if it is or not that kind of situation. >> and you'll accept whatever that decision is. >> yes, absolutely. >> one wayr the other. >> they are very taking care about it. they are very professional. the investigation is srting aftethat happened. so i believe that they are going to -- to research everything. >> let's talk about some of the comments that had been made about your clothing and what you were wearing that day that maybe in some way you provoked something you said quite clearly. that was never your intention
and you're going to wear what you want to wear. and as pointed out in the piece, whatever you're wearing does not give anybody the right to sexually harass you. when youook at the website of your own network and your personal website and some of those pictures, looking at them now, are you worried that those pictures get in the way of what you do? are you saying you know what, i don't want those pictures up anymore. >> i have nine years of exrience. i know that the sports -- when you are covering sports, the more comfortable, the more well-dressed you can do it, or in a pair of jeans. all of the media collect are wearing jeans. so i decide that i have different type of dress when i was in the field or when i was covering for an interview. and when i -- or something. so i think it's not well or not
well-dressed for that kind of job. i have done 215 interviews one-on-one with the best players of the world. i dress like this. never had anything like this. >> i saw the website specifically of azteca, they have pictures that are provocative and your own website does as well. in retrospect, do you feel those types of pictures, not what you were wearing on saturday, but do ose pictures get in the way of your professionalism, what you do for a living? >> actually, it's something i go with. early, i cover super bowl or something, i dress like i feel is good. all of the women like to be attractive, i tnk so. so my way of dress is because i feel comfortable and not pretending to be provocatprovoc. only to be attractive. that's the reason. the photos are a consequen of my job. in mexico, very well know my
image and for my work. so i think it's something that mixes together. i can't support -- >> and the players? have they said anything to you since this? >> no, i can't talk with tm, because it is complicated. but i want to have their support -- the support of the media, and also grateful to the nfl and the owner of the jets that came in and apologized and expressed that it must be happening and there or any place. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> appreciate it. >> thank you. get a check of the weather from chris cino.
8 0s. a few clouds coming through from time to time. it looks like we'll repeat this on wednesday. increasing cloudiness on thursday. there's a sll chance of a passing shower on thursday night and friday morning. then the weekend looks like it's going to dry out with sunshine saturday and sunday. 0s, saturday, 80s, sunday. >> let's go back inside now to meredith and carl. thank u for that. breaking news out of iran. nbc news has learned that sarah shourd, one of the three american hikers detain there had has been released >> andrea mitchell is live in teheran with the latest. we'll talk to her in a moment. but first, these messages. can't eat this. can't do that. can't lose weight. but on weight watchers, i can. weigh less than i did in high school. can. stand here not suckin' in a thing. sure can. lose weight, and feel lighter and liberated in so many ways. i can. and you can too. and you can join for free. ♪ i can. i can. i can. ♪
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been anticipated but so on and off and such a roller coaster that nobody wanted to be -- no one knew it was going to take place. but e french negotiated it. this is a strong signal. it had become something of a challenge to them to get out of is situation. and, meredith, we know that she's leaving. a cameraman saw her leave. she's goneo the swiss embassy and we don't know when she'll be leaving the country. >> this is happening without the payment of that bail, right? the bail that the u.s. government said it wouldn't tolerate and the bail that the family said it could not afford. >> we do not know for a fact that any bail h been paid. i couldn't -- you know, totally rule it out. but the u.s. government certainly is not putting up that money. the family said they couldn't afford it. my best judgment from watching and talking to officials here is that bail was not paid. bute cannot be absolutely
re. there are two precedents. a french woman was released on $300,000 bail last spring, and the canadians -- the canadian iranian "newsweek" employee was released on $300,000 bail also last october. so there's precedent for bail being paid. they indicated it was not the necessarily anti-sanctions violations for paying this kind of money. clearly not going to come down on the faly. if someone put up money, that's another issue. we don't think the money was paid. but we don't have that nailed down. >> anda mitchell in teheran for us on the phone. thank you for that. we'll continue to follow the developments there. amazing story. meanwhile, still ahead, would u come to the defense of shark ifs they had viciously mauled you. three survivors plained why they're doing just that. and we'll scare their incredible stories. but first, these messages. ♪
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some buddies, paddled out. the next wave came, paddled for it. a large tiger shark came up, grabbed on to me, did the rag doll thing. i didn't feel any pain, a lot of pressure. it was over really fast and i went to the beach, my friend took my leg, main a tourniquet. a week in the hospital, got a prosthetic, and back out surfing. >> took you a few months. why protect this vicious predator as we know them to be? >> well, aer the attack, i was just going through a bunch of stuff a the pew environment group had contacted me and asked me about shark conservation and gave me some numbers and stuff and figures and statistics. i was blown away. 70 million sharks a year. i had no idea this was going on. i felt compelled in my posion to do something and turn a negative in to positive. and it's such an ocean-based thing. sharks are crucia >> you had a similar experience in the bahamas. you make the point that this is
what sharks do, right? they're living on their instinctive nature, right? >> yeah, correct. >> did that make it easier to prect them despite what they've done to you? >> yes, definitely. without a doubt, this was a terrible attack. i saw thehark coming to me, i tried to get away. it swam between my legs and grabbed my left leg between my knee and my ankle and i heard its teeth go right on to my leg. >> you say it was like a cartoon. >> i wouldn't say that. it was -- it wasn't a cartoon. >> you sai the sound of a cartoon -- you used the rag doll description as well. >> shoot me like a rag doll. and i had to tense myself up, try not to let water go up my nose. and what i did w i threw a punch and then i took my hands and tried to release my leg from its jaws and it worked. >> debbie, we should make a quick point on some of the practices that sharks live with, that's finning -- using their fins for soup, and basically, letting them out in the open to bleed to death or die.
capitol. good morning. i'm joe krebs on this tuesday morning, 14th of september. polls have opened. the most closely watched is the race for mayor. adrian fenty is trying to retain his election. it's always primary election day in maryland where they will choose their candidate for county executive. michael jackson and rah shurn baker are considered to be the front-runners. we're going to take a break and come back and look
> good morning. we have a few high clouds coming through. a beautiful tuesday. good weather for the election with lots of sunshine. right now we're in the 50s and low 60s. lots of sun. more of the same on wednesday. increasingly cloudy o thursda there's a small chance of passing shower on thursday morning into friday morning. dry into the weekend and into the first part of next week. jerry, how's the traffic? >> time to take a look.
8:00 n on thistuesday morning, september 14, 2010. shaping up to be quite a beautiful day here as we step outside to say hello to all of these smiling faces who are starting their morning with us here in rockefeller plaza. i'm meredith vieira along with carl quint tia we carl quintanilla in for matt. an amazing story. >> a young man just ran the touchdown of his life. he got to the end zone, no pulse, no vital signs. a nurswas in the stands. she raced into action. we'll have the story. and we'll wrap up the official parenting series with an interesting questi. when it comes to your kids, do you know best or are they better off taking advice from other peop in their lives. more on that coming up. >> robert plant, a rock performance.
but first, a check of the morning's top stories with ann. thanks a lot, carl. breaking news this morning. good morning, everybody. the news is broke by nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell earlier that iran has released sarah shourd who was held there for more than a year. andrea joins us from teheran. andrea, good morning, what do we know? >> the reason i'm not on camera, i'm downstairs standing next to the swiss ambassador who is standing here at this hotel waiting for sarah shourd. she lt prison about 45 minutes ago. and we do not know what the terms were we do know that the u.s. government has said it's against its policy to pay any bail money. it's precedent for other prisoners being released -- other prisoners being released here. we do not know -- but we do expect sarah shourd and the real
tough emotional part of this, as happy a day it is for sarah shourd is the u.s. government wants shane bauer and josh fatafat t tall, they've been in prison for more than a year, no formal charges but accusations of espionage. that's the next step. once sarah shourd gets home and seen with a happy embrace, the u.s. government wants to know why aren't the other t american hikers who they say wandered across an unmarked border and are not in any way convicted of espionage, why are they n also being released. >> andrea, the question needs to be asked, i'm certain the families listening now are concerned about is. last week, iran said that they were releasing sarah and not the two young men for humanitarian reasons, do have any sense of her well being? are there any indications from the swiss officials you're now with?
>> no indication at all about her physical condition. our camera man saw her sitting in the become of the car as she left -- she was certainly covered up and so it would be hard todentify very much. but she did leave the prison about 45 minutes ago. we don't know what her health is. we know that s had a number of ailments there and she's suffered from not only emotional problems from the difficulty o being in solitary for all of this time, but also a lump was found in her breast. so she's being released we believe because of her health issues. but there's a humanitarian case to be made also for the two young men. ann? >> andrea mitchell reporting on a breaking story andoing it well, by the way. andrea, thank you so much. this morning, israeli and palestinian leaders launched a new round of face-to-face peace talks. hillary rodham clinton convened
the negotiaons in egypt saying the time is right for an agreement. the moratorium on west bank settlements expires this month. voters are narrowing the eld in primaries in seven states plus the district of columbia today. in the delaware senate primary, mike castle faces a strong challenge from christine o'donnell. and in new york, 20-year incumbent congressman charles rangel is up against four other democrats and a loomi ethics trial in the house. a california utility said it set aside $100 million to help the vtims of last week's natural gas explosi in san francisco. new home video shows the inferno that killed at least four people and destroyed about 40 houses. pacific gas and electric says it will pay $50,000 up front to people who lost their homes. a daring medical rescue mission is under way this morning in antarctica despite intense blizzard conditions, a
new zealand plane lande on the runway and evacuated the science base. the worker is said to be in serious condition. take a look at what's brewing in the atlantic it's hurricane igor, a huge and p powerful category-4 storm about 100 miles wide as seen from space. it' cool to look at, but do not be worried because it's not expected to reach the united states. it is now 8:05, getnother check of the weather from chris cimino who's in for al this morning. hey, chris. a beautiful-looking storm as
a very pleasant september morning under way. good morning. i'm tom kierein. right now we have temperatures climbing into the upper 60s and near 70 in washingt right near the bay. elsewhere it's in the low to mid-60s in most locations. we have a few high clouds that will be with us from time to time throughouthe day. low humidity in place. looks like more of the same on wednesday. increasingly cloudy on thursday. there's a small chance of a shower on thursday night into friday morning. >> boy, you are good. back over to meredith. >> chris, thank you very much. and up next, talk to the
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unforgettable moment in a high school football game last weekend. a young athlete suffered a heart attack after scoring a touchdown and was brought back to life by a cardiac nurse who happened to be in the stands. in a moment, we'll talk to them exclusively. but first, here's nbc's george lewis. >> reporter: heyward demison and his family can joke about it now, his close brush with death and his amazing recovery. >> i felt that god was on my side at the time. >> reporr: demison, a taback, number 21 is one of the stars of central catholic high's football team. friday night, he ran the ball 45 yards, scoring a key touchdown. >> that's the best feeling of my life. the game winner. >> reporter: but moments after the play, he sensed something was wrong -- his heart beat racing. >> and i felt dizzy and nauseous. i took one step and then all of a sudden, i llapsed. >> reporter: his heart stopped for about two minutes. he had no pulse, no vital signs. but fortunately for demison,
cardiac nurse lisa lyver was at the game, rushed fm the stands, and began administering cpr, bringing him back to life. >> luckily, he's very young, very fit. you could actually feelis heart start beating right under my hands. >> just happy he's with us still, very huled by the wle thing. >> reporter: he will have to undergo surgery for a artery, but he hopes to return to football next year. >> i love the gape. it's my passion since i was a lit boy since my dad put a football in my hands. >> i thank god that he's here and i'm grateful. >> reporter: and hayward doesn't like being on the sideline right now, his family and teammates are a great source of consolation. and the best gift of all -- he'll live to see future friday nights. for today, george lewis, nbc news, los angeles. hayward demison iii is with us now along with his dad and life-saving nurse, lisa lyver. great to have you with us. good morning. >> good morning.
>> i want to take us back to that play. the game is necknd neck. you're a tailback. you get the ball. run it back 45 yards for the touchdown. what was that moment like? >> it was a very proud moment because a lot of adversity and stuff. my heart started racing. i was in a panic mode. my teammate congratulated me and stuff. and at that moment, i panicked more because my heart started beating. once i got to the sidelines, i sat on the bench and then it sped up even more because i sat down. d i had on tight gear. and then i told one of my teammates to get the inhaler and stuff. and he got the coach and the coach came to me and then he was asking me what's wrong? and i told him that i need my inhaler and he gave it to me. i took one puff of it, i breathed, and it also increased my heart even more because it was a steroid inhaler.
>> right. >> i wantedy upper body pads taken off. they had to loosen -- loosen the straps but they couldn't. so they had to pull me straight out of it and then right when i stoodp after they took it off, i felt dizzy and nauseous. >> you knew you were in trouble at that point. >> yes, sir. >> lisa, you're in the stands at thispoint. what a good thing it was that you were. how did you know what was going on? how did you jump into action? >> i was sitting next to the head coach's wife. she said, lisa, someone just collapsed. i watch add little bit. saw a bunch of commotion down there. being a nurse for 16 years, i thought, i should at least go down andee if there's something i can help with. >> you gave chest comessions for two minutes. you doubted yourself. at one point, you thought to yourself, i hope this is what we're supposto be doing, because if it's not, he's going to beeally mad later, right? >> i looked in his eyes, didn't see any kind of response at all.
everybody was yelling at him. didn't look likee was breathing. and a couple of people down there tried to feel for a pulse and we didn't feel one. and at that point, i thought, well, we can start chest compressions and if he does, you know, if that's -- if this isn't what needs to be done, he's going to wake up and be pretty mad at me. when he didn't, that's what we kept doing. >> mr. demison, this must have been a tough experienc for you too. when you went to the hospital to see your son, what's the first thing he said to you? >> the first thing he said to me was, dad, i missed "fday nht lights". >> which is the highlight show -- the local highlight show on friday nights, right? >> yes, it is. yes, sir. and it made me feel a little good that he was still had his spirits up after what we had went through. i was just so thankful that my son was alive. >> hayward, it turns out you do
have a defective coronary artdry whi -- artery to have surgery to repair. how anxious are you some day to get ba on the field? >> they told me that my left coronary will be fixed and it's in the wrong spot at the moment. but it will be put in the right -- back in its right spot. so i'm thankful for that. i'm kind of nervous to go in to surgery, but i know that god is with me so he'll put his hands through the whole thing. so i will live through that. but i'm so anxious to get back in to football, it's any favorite thing to do, no matter what. and i'm very thankful for that as long as i get to see the end of t year. i'm thankful for that every moment. >> it's nice when the stars align as they did in this case and the fact that lisa washere is just incredible. hayward demison iii, mr. demison, lisa, thank you all, thank you for being with us.
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you? >> you're 15 years old, you liv in my house so you do what i say when i say it. >> whatever you say no matter what. >> no matter what. >> if you told me t shave my head, i had to do it. >> yes. >> if you told me to murder someone, i have to do it. if i tell you to burden of proof down the house, i haveo do that? >> fif i tell you to burn down the house, you burn down the house. >>o parents know best. following parents' advice isn't always easy. >> i begged and pleaded and pleaded. like, mom, i remembered sitting down in our duplex sang, mom, i want to act. she said no. >> by the time she gets through high school, she'llave a better sense of who she is. >> i was infuriated. i said, mom, let me do what i want. >> it's difficult for moms to do that for their daughters. we want to give them so much. it makes us feel bad when we say no. >> years later, she now realizes mom was right, education comes
first. >> i want to go t college, i want to go to grad school, i want to get my masters. >> and her brother didn't want to spend three weeks in florida in an oward bound adventure program. >> didn't sound that appealing. kind of against my will. all i could say was i knowou don't agree with me, you kw how much i love you. i need you to trust me on this one. >> and in thend -- >> it's taught me a lot of stuff about independence, how much strength is like inside of me. for the most part, it's been a go thing. >> proving listening to mom and dad may not always be a bad thing. >> i don't know if mothers and fathers ever know best, but hopefully their intentions are always good. >> an author, actor, and comedian. a clinical psychologist and authors of "boys lie -- how not toet played." good morning, troublemaker, here. do parents know best? ye or no?
you say no. >> i say no. it's not that they don't want to, they're not getting the right information they need to make some of the decisions for their kids. >> whos bter with the kids? >> coaches know kids better sometimes. peers definitely know kids better than parents do because of the time they spend with them. >> but you say parents do know best? >> i think itepends on the subject matter. because i think when it becomes a question of education, yes, because a lot of kids don't want go to school, they don't want to finish college. my mother instilled in me, hey, whatever you do, just try to graduate from high school. in college, just graduate from college. but sometimes they do know best. i said, mom, i want to be a singer. she heard mesing and she said, oh, what else do you want to do? >> you followed their advice growing up. you did wt you were told? >> yes, because i believe there has to be som level of friendship, trust, respect, and discipline at an early age to the point that when y do become a young adult at 15, 16, 17, you will listen to them a little bit more than all of a sudden someone popping in your
life and telling you what to do at 17 and 18 and you're like, how do you know? you don't even know me. >> exactly. maybe there's a point 16, 17, 18, you want to back off to giving the advice on the kids and let them make some mistakes. >> the parents struggle -- wn do i set firm boundaries and les and when do they trip and fall to see onheir own what it's like to grow? choosing that situation that's sort of safe for them to fai and learn is what's hard for parents. >> have your parents stopped giving you advice? >> absolutely not. i get financial advice all the time. give your mama $200. yes, mama. but, i just think the closeness and the friendship - the closeness and the friendship, it's -- that's instilled early, then i'm always listening to my father, i'm always listening to my mother >> because you respected them for what they -- beyond the fact they're your parents? >> absolutely. mom was in education in 30 years, the othert lockheed
martin for over 30 years. i had an example of seeing people get up, go to work, work hard. when they give me advice -- they hasn't been in any trouble. when they gi me any advice, i take it. >> any exception, any time that parents absolutely know best? >> i think -- >> no matter what. >> when it comes to safety, you have to listen to your parents. if you're a mom and you have a gut intuition about something. you feel strongly about it, i tell mom, follow that gut. even if the facts don't line up. if you have a bad feeling about something, go with that feing. talk about it, set rules that have to do with that feeling because your gut -- nobody can teach you that. >> vanessa mitchell, thank you very much. >> you're welcome. >> back tyour local news.
8:testify is your time now. 70 degrees. a beautiful sky, chris call clear and sunny. tom will have your forecast right afte the news. good morning. i'm eun yang. it is tuesday, september 14. in the news, d.c. voters are headed to the polls to decide who the next district mayor will be. mayor adrian fuentes is in a tight battle with vincent gray. he's hoping to replace adrian fenty, but three are running to face gray in the county chair. we're going to take a break now. 'll have your weather and traffic when we come back.
. 8:39 this tuesday morning, september 14, 2010, a sunny morning here in manhattan. the crowd is moving to the music of a legendary rock band, led zeppelin. why you may ask? he's in the house. he's out with a new solo album getting rave reviews. talk about it li in a moment. >> he's such a talent and a really good guy. >> amazing. why would he? >> exactly. also ahead, john ritter is going to help -- we're going to talk about the way he made us laugh after all those years. >> his wife is having a
wonderful book about it. >> but first -- >> tennis, anyone? you watched some of the u.s. open, ght? >> very exciting. >> the rain delay. >> we're delighted to have rafael nadal with us this morning. as you know, he won. the u.s. open championship last night. only the seventh man in history to do a career grand slam. congratulations. so you have the ceer grand slam. you have the gold medal in beijing. what -- what is left to do? >> a lot of things. i'm 24 years old. remains a lot of things to do, i think. i have to keep working very hard to be a better pyer every yea year. if i want to be here for the next year, i want to keep working very hard. >> you know, rain was an issue in the final. sunday was delayed. postpon postponed, actually, from monday. the rain delay on monday. finall finished up. took two hours. how doeshat affect you mentally and physically. >> that's part of the game now.
and just being in new york -- when you get away after the first half -- [ inaudible ] i went to -- went to the court to get ready. >> on npr this morning, sports analysts said about you that we may be now entering the nadal era. that this is your time. that you could be the great eest tennis player of our time. do you think of this? >> no, that's too much. i don't normally -- everything was unbelievable more than i ever did. and, so, just -- just an honor for me and unbelievable for me and more than i am expect. and right now it's what i say before, keep working hard to b
in the final round. >> well, this is hard won. you look really good with it too, don't you think? >> nice looking. beautiful. congratulations. >> thank you. >> i can see why he can hold that tennis racquet. that's a pretty good gr. >> thank you. >> congratulations. >> thank you. as we mentioned before,
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you. >> chris, thank you very much. over to carrie mulligan. she's starring in two new films, not one, but two. never lete go. she's also the cover --ake a look at this picture -- of the october issue of "vogue." in the a list. carr mulligan, th rise of a dazzling new star. nothing like embarrassing you on this tuesday morning. >> nice to see you first thing in the morning. >> people couldn't be more different. tell us a little bit about them. >> never let me go is a british film. and it's a love story, me and kieran knigley. >> very dark. >> yeah. yeah. it's a weepy film. and "wall street" the big macho boys' movie. i'm the only girln there. >> you play gordon gecko's daughter, an iconic film character who everybody knows and you worked closely, obviously, with michael douglas whom we've all been thinking so much about in recent days. how close did you get in filming and how much are you now? >> the film is strained.
we kept away from each other a little bit. so we had a great time in cannes. found out like everybody else, the news, and sent well wishes. but he's an amazing family so i'm sure he'll be well. >> in the meantime, you see all of this, it's got to be -- what are your emotions as you see yourlf become more and more in the public now and also getting access to more of these parts that are -- >> oh, i mean, that's the amazing thingbout all of th. i've got these apsing -- i wouldn't have gotten "wall street" if i hasn't done the education. it's been so interesting. i've been lucky. i don't feel anything apart from grateful. >> the thing you don't like is doing things like this. >> no, this is my first morning show. >> it is. it is. >> lovely, thank you. >> don't do any others. >> no. >> only one in the united
states. >> oh, yes. >> carrie mulligan, thank you so much. >> "never let me go" opens tomorrow and "wall street money never sleeps" opens on september 24. two chances to enjoy carrie mulligan. >> cing up next, love and lahter, john ritter's widow opens up about her life with the television star. but first this, is "today" on nbc. diabetes testing? what else is new?
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such a pleasure. >> when you mentioned the love story, i thought you meant our great love story. stella has a tebook, the official reporter's notebook you gave her. she's going to be a writer now. >> she's 12. >> how are the two of you doing? >> doing okay, thank you. because kind of the operating instructions of "with love and laughter" how john used to sign his head shots a lot of me, that's the way you do it. kind of gave us a clue. >> one day in a time. >> that's a whole different show. one day at a time, that's valeri bertinelli. >> exactly. look at this week alone. it's evocative for you. your birthday -- >> i don't have birthdays anymore. >> your daughter turned 12, seven years since your husband's death. your own birthday, and your book being launched. >> an interesting overlap. yeah. >> what's going through your mind. >> starbucks. trying to keep it going. but, yeah, it's true. this september week, the
high-holy days for us, it's an interesting thing. but john was always big proponent of the inclusive wonderful things and all of the things that happened at th same ti. you can't really do anything about it, it's just how you react to it. so we're doing the best. >> and it's been seven years. what h changed for you over theyears? >> i think just as anybody whose grieving you intrated more, the love never goes away. but the missing actually becomes part of your life and you kind of hold that person close to you and kind of inside. stella gave me the news on that. she said no matter what kind of recipe y have for your life, it's always going to have that taste that you're missing somebody. so that's always there. but it goes on. >> you met john on the movie so you guys were making "problem
child" together in 1989. >> a classic. "sasa blanca "citizen kane," "problem child." >> it was the beginning of yo romance what attracted you to him? >> how focused he was, it's something i lack, the focus, bigtime, was how he treated people and how he treated everyone exactlyhe same, which is if he -- when he just met them, it was as if they're a long-lost relative or love that you haven't seen in a long time. >> is that why so many people connected to him. they idolized john. >> right. i think they lt like john w part of their family. and when people say to me, oh, i love john. oh, he loves you too. he did. he embraced his fans. he was a real peopleerson. and being on tv is the with to get out to them all. >> and he was raising family. step mom on his three children.
what kind of dad? >> john was a green light kind of a dad. >> yes to everything? >> like what you do when you do improv. when you do improvisation, the person who says no in the improvisation screws it up. you want to say yes, and, yes, and to keep it going. to keep your kids and anyby's spirits high, yes and what else? and he just let them be who they were gng to be, but the best that they could be. >> the best that they could be. the book is filled with wonderful anecdote stories about the -- he was kind of a wild and crazy guys. loved to play practical jokes. >> yes. >> favorite moment? if you could pick one out? >> i always enjoye the terrifying moment when ever we'd be in an elevator together and someone else would walk in, he woulpretend he was some kind of perv to pick me up. instead of saying, no this, is my husband. i had to be the damsel in distress. the person would be shaking and waiting for the doors to open.
john, krys for the mill. everything was a improvisation d we're part of his story. >> since his passing, you made it your mission to get out the word about the undiagnosed aortic dissecon. you came u with "ritters rules." what are they? >> about ten rules that were kind of gleaned from -- whatever the word is there -- called from the aortic guidelines that were published in march. and thoracic aortic disease coalition which the john ritter foundation is a part of, excuse my preparation there at the end. i'm a writer now. came up with the ritter rules. because there are certain things that will save your life most importantly to me, if you have somebody in your family that has survived or diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm or dissection, you're 20% more likely to have it yourself. >> to have it yourself. >> at any age. not like an abdominal problem to
an older person, this is an equal opportunity life screwer upper. >> so after his passing. >> so tom ritter, my fabulous brother-in-law, we knew this defect and we had tommy -- we had tommy scan -- he scanned himself. he's very good. he's a radiologist, not. and he was determined to have an aortic aneurysm in the exact same place as john and his life was saved. really, at any age, men or women. just because john and tommy were semielderly, sorry, tommy. >> one more gift that john is giving people through you. >> most important, keeping famili alive and together. >> thank you for the book. >> i'm glad you liked it. >> very much. >> cool. >> thank you so much. the book is it called "with love and laughter with john ritter." up next. roger plant live in concert. this is first on
>> the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. robert plant helped redefine rock music as the leadinger in led zeppelin and scored big with the grammy awards 2007 with alison krauss, "raisi sand." he's got the number one rock album on itunes. robert plant, great to have you here. >> very early, good morning. i believe it is the morning. i want to introduce the band. buddy miller, byron house, marco, darryl ott, and singing with you is patty griffin. i think a lot of people may not know the band of joyas a history with you as a name. >> yeah, it was the -- it was the name that john bonham and i elected to use before we got that golden phone call.
i think it was a jungle drum, to send us rketing into the '70s. >> before you joined the other band as you call it. >> yeah, yeah. so it was a moment for us british guys. we didn't have the musical knowledge that you guys have got here. but we tapped as much american spook music as we could, as much blues, mixed it up. nobody liked it. and so -- but the feeling of freedom was fantastic. and i think as we started to make this record, buddy took me down to nashville and we started working together. so it felt like a liberation again. >> the song we're going to hear is a new single off of the album called angel dance. let's ar it. robert plant.
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back now with more of "today" on this tuesday morning, the 14th day of september, 2010. another gorgeous day. i mean, just perfect right now here in new york city. expected to be in the comfortable mid 70s. happy to have so many great fine folks joining us this morning. from okeechobee, florida, very nice. here with us this morning. natalie morales in for carl quintanilla. matt is under the weather. we heard it yesterday. struggling with it. >> took him out of commissio today. >> better get back. okay? coming up on this half-hour, more on the story at the center of an nfl controversy. ines sainz was allegedly subjected to cat calls by the jets. now a harassment investigation is under way this morning. she's going to be here to tell us what she says happen and tell us her side of the story comin
up in a little bit. > also this morning, joey's diet sos. we hear so much about the whole grains and the benefits of the whole grains. what are the benefits of including them in your dietment a diet. and brewing questions about green tea. is it as good as they say for you? you have little ones as home? i have 1-year-old twins. for one, new york family life is mo than busy. it's nuts. sextuplets, 22 months old and a 9-year-old. the whole family is here to tell us about their new project. >> get to do that interview coming up in a little bit. my children how much and -- >> the three seats, the third row. unbelievable. >> i don't think they make those strollers. pretty incredible. >> i need one. >> i'll find out for you. okay? first let's get a check of the morning's top stories. let's go inside to ann curry. >> thanks a lot. natalie, carl, welcome news this
morning -- chieforrespondents andrea mitchell reports that iran released sarah shourd. she's been held for more than a year in iran along with two american friends who face side charges for hiking accidentally in to iran. shourd's release was held up by political feuding among iran's leadership and by demand for a half million dollars' bail. iran's media is reporting this morning that the bail was paid. in the new -- in the new push for peace in the middle east, secretary of state hillary rodham clinton says the time is right for israel and the palestinians to make peace. this as she meets with israel's prime minister netanyahu and palestinian president abbas in egypt toy before the talks move to jerusalem tomorrow. former british prime minister tony blair was honored in philadelphia last night with the 2010 liberty medal from the national constitution center. former president bill clinton presented the award to blair for
the efforts in the middleast. the gas line rupture and inferno in san bruno, california last week. pacific gasnd electric said it set aside upo $100 million to help residents there. and the national transportation safety board hopes the explosio will be a wake call about aging gas pipelines throughout our nation. and a school crossing guard took her eye off of traffic on monday when she spotted this seven-foot alligator outside of grade school near tampa. she called the sheriff's deputies who used handcuffs and duct tape to subdue the gator until state wild life worrs could safely take it away. boy, that duct tape sure can close things. three minutes past. back outside. >> you can use
a beautiful election day around the region on this september morning. we have temperatures that are now climbing into the 70s and some feathery white clouds and a blue sky passing out of the northwest over the region now. 75 at national airport. it will climb into the low 80s by mid-afternoon and low 80. more of the same on thursday. we'll have a chance of increasing clouds. there e there's a possibility of a passing ower on thursd night into friday, just a small chance. dry for . >> georgia in the house. who is this? >> orthodontist. >> of course, i suld have known that. >> didn't you know that? >> i did, chris, thank you. of course, now to the female reporter who was allegedly subjected to taunts and cat callby members of the new york jets at a practice on saturday. and now a harassment investigation is under way. you'll hear from ines sainz in a
moment. but first, peter alexander has the latest. good mornin >> reporter: inez sainz did not return to the locker room, she reported the action from the sidelines. sainz wants to make sure no other female sports reporter is mistreated on and off the field. >> reporter: on the sidelines, ines sainz is hard to miss. the 32-year-old sportscaster from mexico's tv azteca recently named by men's mazine one of the sexiest sports reporters in the world. now sainz is at the center of sexual harassment complaint agnst the new york jets. this is video from the jets' practice saturday where footballs were thrown in sainz's direction, and later in the locker room where she says she was subjected to cat calls from players.
sainz tweeted in spanish -- i'm dying in embarrassment, i'm waiting in the jets locker room waiting for quarterback mar sanchez while trying not to look anywhere. she said sanchez was a ja, but told me the talk made her feel uncomfortable in the lker room. >> the minute i get in, i feel all of the eyes look at me. they start to whistle and make jokes that i know this is about me. >> the next day as the controversy grew, sainz herself became the target of criticism, with some pointing to seductive photos posted on her personal website. and others on tv azteca's site. in response, sainz tweeted again, this time with the picture of the type of outfit that she wore to jets' practice. some jeans and a button down white shirt and boots, she wrote, is not inappropriate. >> not ting to provoke anything. probably my style and probably my type of dress. >> reporter: when the association for women and sports media found o about sainz's
complaints, they called on the nfl to investigate her possible sexual harassnt. the jets' owner called sainz this weekend apologizing on behalf of the team then later issued a statement saying it's working with the national football league to gather the facts and take any appropriate steps necessary to maintain a respectful environment for the media. >> it seems that crazy over-the-top behavior is not only condoned but encouraged in some ways. it seems to me, this went too far. >> wendy murphy is a women's rights advocate and former nfl cheerleader. >> it doesn't matter whether she was wearing skinight jeans or seethrough lingerie, none of that is license to commit sexual harassment, period. >> looking for it. >> sainz has been covering sports for eight years. she has no plans to change her appearance in the locker room. >> surely, i don't see why i need to chge. it's me and i don't need to
chge the way i am. they are going to change. the things are going to change in the lockers, not in me. >> reporter: ines sainz told me she has no plans to pursue any legal action at this time. both the nfl and the jets tell nbc news they are taking this matter very seriously and that they have both launched investigations to the players' and the coaches' actions. natalie? thank you. earlier today, meredith spoke with ines sainz about that tweet in which she was dying of emrrassment. meredith asked her if she felt embarrassed or actually harassed. >> the line is very fragile between one another. and i must say, i don't hear anhing in a sexual way. because i'm not the one who -- who say the charge or who tried to involve the other team in this situation. what happened there is i obviously feel that environment was uncomfortableecause i know
they are talking about me. but i didn't hear or not pay attention today. what happened there is that -- >> i see the report. >> that's what you were experiencing. >> yeah. exactly. >> tn the association for women in sports media got involved. and they're the ones who got to the nfl and said we want an investigation to what's going on. if they had not called into the investigation, would y have reported this? >> i don't think so. as i told you, i don't even pay attention. i tried to focus on my job, i sa it's okay. it's an environment. it's what i- what i need to be to make my interview. so let's pretend nothing happened. but the rest of the media hear the this that the boys and they saw that the environment is very rude for a woman. >> is very rude? >> very rude. >> yes. >> so i think that -- that the main point here is that what they hear about me. not what i am doing.
because if not, make it past and that's it. >> you said in your network on monday, azteca, you said you never felt attacked or offended and there are those who are calling you a victim. is that the way you see yourself or is this a case of overreaction? >> i think it's an overreaction about it. and then i start to read a little -- what is the kind of comments that the rest of the media hears about it. >> hearing from others what was said that you didn't hear at the time, do you now believe it was sexual harassment? >> no, because i am only a witness. i prefer that the nfl make the judgment because they have all of the pieces together ey have my material, my videotapes, they have the material of the rest of the media. so i prefer that the nfl jud and decide if these are not that kind of situation. >> and you'll accept whatever that decision is. >> yes. >> one way or the other. >> because they are very taking care about it. they are vy professional.
the investigation is started just hours after that happened. so i believe they are going to -- going to research everything. >> the website specifically of azteca, they have picres of you that are fairly provocative. your own website does as well. in retrospect, do you feel like those kinds of pictures, not what you were wearing on saturday, but do you think those pictures get in t w of your professionalism, what you do for a living? >> actually, it's something i am okay with. i cover the superowl or something, i dress like i feel is good. all the women like to be attractive, i think so. so i'm -- my way of dress is because i feel comfortable and not pretending to be provocative, only pretend to be attractive. that's -- that 's the reason. so the photos are a consequence of my job. >> that was meredith earlier
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grains. we're supposed to avoid processed foods, is it okay to get whole gins from crackers and cereal? >> you want to get your whole grains from pure whole grains. brown and wild rice, pasta. but you bring up a great question. we tell people to avoid processed foods, in the category of whole grain cereals and breads and crackers, it's fine and supouuperonvenient to enjoy the foods. on the package, 100% whole grain or whole wheat. you'll see this little orange stamp. it put out by the whole grain council. if it says 100%, you're fine. from cereals and crackers, it's a little more difficult to find pure100% whole grain. they mingl refined grain in for some of the whole grains. so, in the case of the boxed goods, flip it over, look at the ingredient panel. and that forced word needs to
ooit verse the word, whole, or brown rice or oats. then you know, it's predominant. because the first ingredient in a whole grain. you can enjoy those foods. just choose the smarter, healthier options. >> i hope you took notes. >> replay it again. >> thanks a lot. >> mary, now, she's on the telephone from louisiana. mary, good morning, what's your question? mary, can you hear me? >> caller: yes, hi. >> hi, what's your question, mary? >> caller: yes. >> i think mary might be -- we're going to get back to mary. hi, mary? i'm being told maybe she can hear me. can you hear us? >> caller: yes, i can. >> glad we figured that out. i'm sure it was a technical problem. what is your question, mary? >> caller: i heard all kinds of different things about green tea, but what are the benefits of drinking green tea?
>> greenea has been linked to dozens and dozens of health benefits and some are bas on fact and some are not based o fact. so the things that we do know, we have some research on, is that drinking green tea regularly can really boost hea health. it can lower cholesterol, your blood pressure, and, in fact, possibly lower overall risk for heart disease or stro. it can slightly rev your metabolism and give you a weight loss advantage. it's so slight, if you add sugar into your tea it's going to offset any of the calories that you're burning. some of the things that we're less certain on and looks promising, green tea may, in fact, help to decrease the risk of certain types of cancers because the compounds may in fact inhibit cance cell growth. and it has anti-inflammatory properties, these compounds, so it may help to combat some of the aches and pains that are associated with arthritis. they've nodownside.
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aaron may have left most of his life confined to a wheelchair, but that hasn't stopped him from becoming extreme sports star. >> he mad history by becoming the first person to perform a double back flip in a wheelchair. >> oh, my goodness. >> that is incredible. >> he's here along with his mother, kaylene. that's an amang stunt. how did you gobout even beginning to try something like that? >> boredom was the biggest influence. bu i practiced in a foam pit, you know? so i started getting the rotation every time, then it was time to try it and land it. >> you're in a wheelchair beuse of spina bifida, which a lot of people know about. but you would go watch your brother do his own bmx bike as a kid. does tt inspire you somewhat? >> bmx is my biggest influence.
aot of people. >> wow. >> i know you actually had to have your wheelchair and everything retrofitted so you could do tha stunt. what did they have todo. you got injured a couple of times too. >> well, getting the chair is a long process of being a guinea pig and getting hurt. but it's holding up real good. a couple of parts on the double. >> not body parts, right, you're all good >> check it out. >> the mom is worrying that he's going to be hurt >> not really. used to be in the beginning. but you get used to it. i've seen it for so long. i trust him. he's careful. he's good. >> aaron fartheringham, you're an inspiration for athletes out there. thank you so much. more coming up after youlocal news. but sometimes after a busy day and a heavy greasy dinner...
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the job of a justice is to preserve the status quo, to be a referee, to settle fights. we, i am ready to fight them. and i can't do that here. >> you want a backup? >> y know this face. he's played everything on primetime tv, a lawyer, a police officer, a presidential candidate, now, jimmy sts is taking on the rolof a supreme court justice who leaves the bench because he feels it's the right thing to do. so we're going to catch up with him, very talented acr, tomorrow here on "today," that will be a treat. and the treat this morning, we've got -- you know, carl and chris and natalie on the couch this morning. and we've got a big couch this morning. we have something going on. >> a lot of guests going to join us in a bit. sextuplets, then plus one ting over our studio here in new york city. there's the family. >> they're taking over the green
room. >> made them feel at home there. 22-month-olds and a 9-year-old brother and it's an understood statement to say thiss a very busy family. why they're in town coming up in a little bit. is that the mom? >> that's the mom. >> what a pretty woman. gorgeous mom. >> these kids are so adorable. can't wa to see more of them. also ahead, if you think you're too short or too curvy to pull off the trdiest new looks for fall,hanks again from skinny jeans to dresses and skirts, how real women can wear the most stylish looks. >> also, talking about fashion from your home because when it comes to deck raorating, a lot people think there are rules to be folled. talking to an eck pert, what rules you may need to pay attention to, and which ones you need to break. where you put your couches, the ru, the matching question. >> oh, the matching. >> is that a technical term? >> it is. >> anyway, what else is going on? oh.
>> summer is winding down. that means nbc's hit competition show, "america's got talent" is ready to crown its next winner. only four acts left in the running for the $1 million prize and their own las vegas show. 10-year-old singer and front-runner, amazing, going to be singing at carnegie hall. the black light performance for fighting gravity. and the operating singer, prince poppy cob who has been called the male lady ga gaby judge sharon osborne. >> i think -- >> what's that? >> fighting gravity right now. >> amazing. >> they're cool. >> the two-part season finale of "america's got talent" starts tonight. there's prince poppycock. >> prince poppycock and matchy-poos. >> i'm i trouble now.
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any -- any health issues that you've had to deal with in raising them so far? >> not really. they're doing so well. we tried to- we're trying to raise them, you know, with the goal to health -- the main thing, you know, they're very, very. >> they're almost 2 now. they want to live -- it's all about them right no right? >> it is. it is. >> where are you going. >> a pleasure to be here, to share with everybody, the people. we want to show the world that we can do it. they are very, very happy -- my wife is happy to be here. like you see, i think we need to -- >> they're being watched by our crew members. not to worry. they're all fine. uh-oh, okay, they were all fine. okay here we go again. deja vu all over again. nobodyets hurt, we're fine. now, i know for you, this truly is a blessing. and every day you count your
lucky stars. but a lot of this is on your shoulders because victor is work at lot, andou're taking care of them. you get a lot of hell snp. >> i have one lady. she helped me at night. but we have only two hands. but, we try to manage. >> how do you manage? i know you manage to get yourself to the gym three days a week. you do look like you have seven children. >> i try to get everything on a schedule so i have to take time for me too. >> yeah. >> and january carlos, i was telling you, you're a great big brother, you are 9 years old. how much of a help are you? i know once at nighttime you helped them get ready for bed and all that? a little bit? >> my mom doesn't want me to lp. she lets me play. >> so how would you describe
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this morning on "today's home," decorating myth busters from hanging artwork to matching furniture, a lot of rules we follow and some to be tossed out when it comes to interior design. here with some tips, interior designernd contruting editor for "better homes & gardens," elaine grissom. good morning. >> come. >> people have a struggle when they look at the room. i'm one of them. they know whato do. and what is your sort of rule of thumb when it comeso the rules? >> you know what? once you know what some of the rules are, you can break them. because then it's an educated rule breaking. one of the rules is that furniture, when it comes to furniture layouts, the sofa should be basically parallel to one another. >> that's one of the myths. in reality, the only tim you ever look directly across from someone is like right now.
we're having a formal interview. so you're either looking for a job or you're asking for money for both. but in real life, people tend to turn to their sides to look at people and have conversations. so you want to put your sofas parallel to each other. you want to put them at right angles. >> parallel. >> if you do put them parallel, close th short end off with a pair of armcirs. here's the right angle setup which looks great. you station your armchairs across. >> of course, a lot ofhis depends on the room size as well. >> and how much size you ha. >> exactly. another idea is that the sofa and the rugs should match. >> actually a myth. >> you want the contrast? >> hmm. >> because otherwise, it's all just floating together. it's an island of texture. and nothing is anchoring it down. so wt -- in reality, this is it. and you can see it together. and once you put a darker sofa
on a lighter rug, it anchors it, anvice versa. you can layer it, if you want to. which always looks great. yore dealing with the rights and the creams and the beiges, you have a little contrast. >> interesting how the color is worked in, y know, having it in the bowl of fruit as well as in the middle pieces up on the male as well as on e pillows, it's very pretty. >> gives you pop, which we always need. >> also, the idea that the lamps are an jafrp thought. basically a lamp is a lamp. you're saying? >> that's a myth. and so often, we really do think about lamps as an afterthought when they're just as important as t furniture they s next to. this is honey, who shrunk the lamp. lamps next to thsofa should be big, bold statements. now, one of the biggest trends is a decorated lamp shade. so we have some color. the vanilla lamp shade is over. and also even if you're putting them on a desk, don't put those
little dinky desk lamps that you see. go for a bigger lamps just like a si table. >> it will be the lamps in my son's room. it will give the anchoring feeling. can think about this in a different way. >> doesn't it feel good. >> usually, desk chairs, we have them with wheels. she's laughing at me. i n't know what i did. >> every man in america is going to get upset with me. but the rule really is, if your desk is in the living room, which many people have home offices in their living rooms today, the desk chair needs be a pretty one. you want dining chair, not a desk chair on wheels. look, this is a feminine version which i think looks really great. if you need that little glide, put little glider on your legs and you can scoot across the room. >> you can protect the floor with that? it won't hurt the floor. >> it won't mark the floor. >> now, small art? can stand alone on a wall. >> small art looks lonely.
it's the loneliest thing on the wall in the world. so if you have a lot of vertical space, stack the art. don't -- even if it's a picasso, you don't want it to be the lone thing on the wall. >> oh. >> you're going to p something else with the picasso. >> we're going to put the monet with the picasso. >> thank you so much. something for all ofus. a lot of great ideas this morning. thank you. >> pleasure. coming up next, how to wear the hottest fashion. that's a pretty good number. t first, this
good morning. >> good morning. >> maxi dress, it's a look i don't think i could pull that off. it's a summer staple. >> anybody. >> let's bring out sam. this is a look you can wear now in to thefall. >> the reason you can wear a maxi dress is all about the heavier weight fabric. we're looking for jery fabric or linen that youear in the summer. and it's darker. >> chunky knit cardigan and an ankle booty as well. got the ankle booty. so that goes to a fall wardrobe item. >> you look great, sam, wonderful. >> tnks so much. next, the skinny jn now. the little look that so many women kind of shun. they don't embrace the look. bring donna. why anyone with any type of body can get away with it. >> so many ask me, can i wear -- can i wear -- yes, you can. here's how you wear them, a longer-length top. cover the butt.
you would never want to wear this with a short waist top. but you can wear the waist jacket over the top. that makes it trend wearable. or y can wear it with a cargo litary jacket that keeps the longer leg covered. cover your butt. all of the bag here -- it's a great fall bag as well. these have great indoor umbrellas. great. >> i always forget my umbrellas. the perfect way to have. >> thank you so much, donna. >> okay, next, leggings, it was so '80s. but very hot and trendy. and here's the way you c pull the look off for fall. >> leggings -- who knew you could wear leggings for work? office-appropriate leggings. we have marty rocking our leggings here for all of the greater folks. but paired it with a blazer. all about the work appropriate blades and a longer tunic. what makes this look work so well for the boardroom is we paired it with a knee high boot.
it's a boot which gives a long, lean line. that's very appropriate. it's a leggi -- you could never think you could wear a legging to work. >> it's an opaque look. >> that's right, yeah. >> you look great. thank you. next, a look at jump suits. also, that was 70s, 80s, making a comeck now. this is really great. >> really hitting the runways, everyone was saying, i could never in a million years jump it. here's how you wear it. new york and company, we've had it with the cute little boyfriend blazer. that's how you wear it. you can make it work for evening. substantial jewelry. great jacket. statement jewelry, and it makes it a look perfect for evening. >> you look great for a night out. bring out bria, yes, youtoo, can wear a supermini mini skirt. >> beautiful little petite girl here. how gorgeous. mono chromatic look. got the same color all the way
looking for poll irregularities least at one of the voting places. voters were turned away from the 82nd precinct around 7:00 this morning because of issues with electronic voting machines and the paper ballots. we'll have more coming up on "news 4" midday at 11:00. a voter turnout should be big. >> nothing should be stopping you from votinging, weatherwise, anyway. weave a partly cloudy sky. a few wispy clouds passing over. a live view. and we have temperatures right now in the mid and upper 70 ts. should make it into the low 80s by mid afternoon. and more of the same on wenesday. we'll have increasing clouds on thursday. there's a small chance of a shower thursday into friday morning. dry after that. looks like a terrific weekend after that. highs on the weekend in the 80s. here's traffic. jerry, how does it look? >> take a look at this long the
corridor? you'll find it cked up during the midday. one more stop. we'll head on over. 270 southbound finally cleared out as you head south from germantown all theway down. we're looking goon. eun? >> thank you, jerry. stay with us for the coverage on the primary elections throughout the day. log on to nbcwa
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello, everybody. so glad you're with us. it isbooze day. september 14th, 2010. >> yes, it is. >> and we're not just going to drink our booze, we're going to, well -- >> we' going to drink our booze. >> we're going to drink it with a legend. he's coming up. >> you've met with robert plant. >> i just spent a little quality time with robert plant downstairs. >> what is he like? >> i never tught i would get to party with robert plant. but we're about to in a little bit. >> yes, if you get "usa today". >> very fun, we were talking about our good friend doug morris. >> mm-hmm. the music guru in case you don't know. >> may i wish a very happy birthday to 80th birthday to jimmy niri. i'm going with frank to have
lunch with him today. get the lambchops going for me. >> the best, by the way, i can attest to. i know you've always loved them and when you take the first bite, it is so tender, there's no chewing necessary. y just put it in your mouth and it is heaven. >> nody will be able to get a at there today. jimmy, please hold us a seat. we're coming in to have lunch with you today. >> robert plant in "usa tay." can't wait to talk to him. >> cool new record. are they called cds now? >> called cd. >> at least i didn'tay lp. >> 8-track. >> he said he did a record years ago with doug morris and i said, how did it sound? he said not so well. i said, i bet it sold more than mine did. he said, you had a record? i said, 16 of them, buddy. melissa says, we give them away around here. >> the prize you get when you don't get the question right. hello. >> this is the reporter who is from mexico, who caused quite the stir, i think, in new york.
she was covering -- >> that's me. that's me at the giants game this past sunday. >> so here's what happened. she -- >> not that funny. >> she does sideline commtary. >> she re does. >> the guys were having some fun and they were throwing the football close to where she was so they could all be nearer to her. then sheoes into the locker room and she was greeted by catcalls, et cetera, et cetera. her quote was, and this is her quote that she tweeted, i died of embarrassment, she tweeted e in in spanish. now, she seemed kind of okay with -- she didn't love it, she seemed kind of okay with it and then the association for women in sports stepped in -- >> there to make something out of it >> asked the nfl to examine it. here's wh i think about it. i didn't know anything about her until she was on the earlier hours of the "today" show today. >> all we knew -- all we had seen was pictures and then she started speaking to meredith. >> can i say something -- >> she showed up in a low cut
dress, low cut top and shirt skirt, didn't try to pretend she was -- that she was something other than who she is. >> there is word out there she is a mother and -- married and mother of three children. >> yeah. >> i want to know how she looks like that after three children. but i liked her attitude so much. she was like, this is me, you know, this is me, and that's me and i'm just -- this is the way i am and sometimes it causes a stir, but she said i'm just trying to do my job. and liked her. >> meredith asked her was this harassment? she goes, oh, no, it wasn't that. >> it's justy life. >> i got to say, she didn' -- she could have with some people might have done shown up buttoned up, could hve said it was traumatizing what happened in the locker room. she wasn't that way at all. >> she's not going to sue, any of that stuff. sometimes we make a mountain out of a mol hole. >> i think we may have done it in this case. >> then when there is true harassment and true -- it is sort of trivializes, maybe they
had to look into it, but i think you should ask the woman herself if she feels le she's been victimized. >> and she said no. >> before you go forward with something. >> that's a good point. i was -- i happened to be sitting in front of the tv yesterday. >> your eyebrows look great. >> i just got them done. >> sonya did our eyebrows. >> oprah was on a i had to see the beginning of the end. >> i was watching the tennis. >> i know. but the tennis came on -- but that was at 4:00. tennis wasn't on yet. >> that's whenprah came on. >>prah was on at 4:00. tennis is on at 4:00? >> yes. >> okay, whatever. you're on the wrong channel. she gets on there and she's going to give away something big and the crowd is dying. what is she going to give away. she said remember my first show, i gave away a trip to philadelphia or something and hen she was pumping the crowd up. do we have sound up full. she gives away a -- just listen. >> you're going to australia! we are going taustralia! you and you and you and you are
going to australia! >> i'm sorry. that is the best tape in the world. she is taking 300 ople on that quantas, 300 of her fans. look at everybody, completely -- >> an out steps john travolta who will fly them ere in december. >> my gosh, the whole -- you know what -- >> there he is. >> hi. that's kind of a way to put on a show. >> how is she goingto top it today? that was yesterday. what is she going to do today. it is like lady gaga wearing a meat freezer. what are you going to today? >> i still couldn't believe that. imagine if you're in that audience, all these women that are diehard fans -- >> the trip of a lifetime for them. they'll go in december for a week. >> the smart business thing i thk oprah did is -- >> not paying for it herself. >> this trip is paid for by quantas and some of the -- look! i'm sorry. lease come in here. >> please come on over. please come right over. >> robert plant is in the house.
>> wow. >> hello, hello. >> hi. >> rock royalty. how are you? >> i need to get a hug too. >> i'm coming right around there. >> come around here. >> we prepared a little something for you, robert. >> yes. >> have you? >> yes, we heard you've been up very, very early today. is it on its way, everybody? >> i think maybe for the segment. >> for the segment. >> we have a special -- didn't you used to go to the philmore in 19 -- wasn't it you? >> i wasn't born then. >> me neither. >> we are excited toalk t you about your new cd. >> thank you. >> you're one of those artists that continually grows and doesn't want to be labeled and doesn't wa to be stuck in the past and wants to keep doing -- you still want to have fun, righ >> i fall in love. i'm very lucky to have these connections that i make along the way. when i worked with alison kra s
krauss, the idea of me with all my knd of history as a singer to end up working with a girl with a voice like that, the marriage of voices -- >> and the musicality of the two of yous so different but it made for a nice marriage. >> yes. by going there i met buddy miller who -- >> why should we wait, jerry? all good things come to those who insist. >> good thing about television. thank you very much. >> prohibition didn't do well here in ameca. >> you're in very good health. >> great toee you. >> we'll talk to you in a few minutes. >> you mean this isn't it? >> this isn't it. this is just the pregame show. >> we canalk to you about this, though. you've been in resooms all around the world. >> oh, gosh. >> what was his name with the nice hands? >> oh, pee wee herman? who? i don't know, what do you mean? oh, oh, michael, george michael. >> don't meion the wall. >> is that the one you're talking about? >> no stores left he can't run into, i don't think. >> here is the question, let's go back on this.
here it is, the toic is how many -- what percentage of people wash tir hands when they go to a public restroom. 93% of women, and 70 something percent of men. we were talking about how sometimes we're i the bathroom in the public restroom and you'll see someone go from the stall out the door without washing. what do you think? >> that's repuant. >> so excited you said that. >> i think that's awful. we british are getting some hand basins now, wash basins in mt public toilets are now being installed as we speak, especially in the seaside area, which have got fish and chip wraers in there and allthat. >> what you've seen in this world, that doesn't bother you much, does it? >> i can't remember most of what i've seen. i'm the eternal goldfish, just, oh. >> it doesn't surprise you that then are less sanitary than women? >> i, you know, i don't look at men in the toilet. very funny thing, you talk about men in the -- >> the loo. >> yeah. you don't kind of look at each
other. it is bad. you can go, oh, i can do better than that. you get to the wash basin and someone is adjusting themselves like that. i got to spend more time there. >> i like this one. we'll take a break. we'll come back and talk to you. is that all right? >> if i can still speak. >> yes, okay. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] mix it.
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we're havi a party here. robert plant has many different sounds. >> in the mid'60s, he fmed the band of joy which became the yard birds and then led zepplin. >> most recently and most importantly, robert took home six grammys for "raising sand," a cd he recorded with alison krauss. >> and since everything comes full circle, robert plant and the band of joy is back with a new cd and this one is called, you got it, "band of joy". >> with aittle help from patty griffin. >> fantastic. it just keeps rolling along. you just get offthe plane and
something else haens. >> you have a good life, don't you? >> well, it is a gamble. you know, music is a gamble. you can either have it safe and comfortable and just keep on ing back and visiting the same old spot, but, you know, i mean, i'm only a singer. i'm not an instrumentalist. >>o you write as wel you write songs? >> i used to. there is such a trove ofreat music now to be found. imean, british musicians of my time studied american music. i mean, we didn't really have a great -- we had a music scene, but we were always oking west, you know, to chicago, the whole deal of the rolling stones. they get a name from the muddy water song. and the pretty things got us -- that was a bo diddley tune. all this stuff, we were always looking at black americans and reveling in the great music. and until maybe five or six years ago, when i hooked up with alison, i didn't know too much about the immigrant irish scots music down inhe carolinas.
>> maybe that's why it resonated with you. you're an english, but don't you live close to the welsh border? >> i do. i think wat it is is that some of the music that came from europe kind of permeated into both black and white culture. sothese songs were kind of exchanged through this magnificent sort of load stone of great music. so now i find this whole new way of doing things. it is great. >> this music sounds terrific. i know a lot of people are also waiting for another go round with you and alison krauss. is there another one planned there? >> i guess so. she's got a great career. i like adventure, you know. we try to make it work together. >> you had four songs but the rest weren't coming alo or something. >> when i said i don't want to be a one-trick pony, i think she and i love spontaneity and our relationship of players, we trade off each other, she's got a great sense of humor, very funny girl. so to do that and find it ain't working,ouot to move on and
come back. >> you c fall in love a lot, but shouldn't marry everybody. is that what you're trying to say? >> no, no, i'm very happy to do everything. especially as i've had r less of this than you have. >> you need to catch up. >> you were talking and i was trying to be a good host. so what should we -- >> ieard about your hosting. >> is that right? what have you heard? >> don't you love the idea of him being in nashville, though. they must love you. >> i want to hear about us. go on. what did doug morris tell you? >> i'm not saying a word because i'm culturedow and refined and i'm a man a certain age. >> you are. >> well, we're women of a certain age. you can say anything. >> i'm scared now. >> i think it is kind of interesting how you picked up all different aspects of american music. and the connection kathie lee was talking about with nashville is interesting too. >> there say beat down there, there is ateo, it is not so frenetic. >> they love having fun too, don't they? >> they do. also there say real genuine
hotbed of great players down there who are waiting for the next thing to do. lots of great stuff going on. i played at americana awards last week. >> fun. >> in nashville with some great players. i mean, jack white brought out wanda jackson, a great singer, and she's in her early '70s now and still kicking it. there was a lost carolina chocolate drop trios -- this is great stuff. i'm wearing these teeth into somebody else. >> i would expect a guy with the life u've had as a rock star for so many years, you would be on your third one by now in the old days. you're a shadow of your former self. >> i don't know what the old days were like. i thought i was in a convent for 30 years. >> with a lot of company. >> that's right. yes, sadly, yeah. anyway, the penicillin works again. >> we love yo >> i wish you could stay.
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from the popular tv commercials asking consumers to go forhe apple. >> but these days justin is quite busy in another way, after starring in a string of romantic comedies and blockbusters, he's in a new animated film called "alpha and omega" which means beginning and end. not too many people know that. >> i didn't. >> a lot of women love doing anited films. we talked to them, there is no makeup, no hassle, they can show up in their sweats. what is the appeal for you? >> the same thing. sweats, my jui sweat i would show up in.
it is the same thing. you don't have to worry about vanity. and don't worry about clothes in general. i would show up -- i was escorted off the recording studio several times. because i thought it was just come as you are. >> you've been kied off another animated film before. >> yes, thank you, kathie, thank you very much for that. >> good for you for the comeb k comeba. >> i was fired. i have several firing jobs. i was fired from a movie called "tale of despereaux". >> that was a good one. >> thank you. thanks for the salt. >> your voice was too deep. >> i was playing a mouse, a 12-year-old mouse and we recorded several sessions and the excuse they gave me was that when they started animating it, when they started putting the voice to the animation, it didn't ke sense because it was my voiceas too low. >> already been through puberty. >> i was close. i was in the process, i stil am. >> a different kind of mouse,
you now? >> exactly. >> more like a rat then. >> it was like -- like a harvey fierstein. i was like, i just didn't match the voice. >> that' good. >> so they -- so that's my actual voice. i'm pitching it up for you guys because i don't want to freak out your viewers. it is normally this. >> they're alrea freaked out by robert plant. >> by the way, thanks, whoever booked this show, for making me follow robert plant. >> you're doing great. you're ing great. carrot top going on after gandhi. it is like, are you kidding me? >> we like to mix it up around here. it keeps us awake. >>ix it up, like really talented, kind of cheesy and lame. really talented, kind of cheesy and lame. thank you. >> seems to work >> you got another movie out. >> it was a nice silver lining because i was replaced by matthew broderick, one of my heroes, my idols growing up. >> it is a compliment. >> it was. >> not out of work at all. >> you have a film out you're talking about today. >> i do. thanks for mentioning.
i don't want to talk about it. all right. i didn't come here to talk about it. is another movie -- "alpha and omega" is an animated kid movesy. >> comes out this friday, right? >> comes out friday. >> and then there is one with dr who is adorable. >> she's the greatest. she's -- and that's still in theaters, called "going the distance". >> and you ca still go and see it. >> go see it, please. don't want to be too despete. >> you're proud of that movie. it didn't the reaction you wanted. that's tough. what's that like? >> what's that like? it's painful. >> everything i do turns to gold. >> the midas touch, including my wrist. >> i know. very cute. >> something's happening. >> something is. >>xcuse me. it is -- it was disappointing. truly s. we, you know, we worked hard on it and i'm proud of the movie. i think annette burstyn did a great job with.
it is not necessarily the easiest thing to do when the movie is not great, because that'sappened before. i normally do -- i don't just do oscar caliber movies. about this one was gobut this o i was proud of it. >> but you move on you're going to go back and have ten scripts waiting for you and you'll come back and see us when the next one comes out this is it for me, i believe. >> yes, it is. because we're going to -- cheers. >> can we continue to talk? >> oh, my gosh, absolutely. and focused with your fer. [ laughs ] but you already are great at doing that. really? sure. you're made th fiber, just like me. but best of all, you're the perfect size for smaller kids. [ female announcer ] give your little ones kellogg's® frosted mini-wheats lile bites™ cereal in chocate and now original flavor. they're an excellent source of fiber packed in a smaller size [ doorbell rings ] oh, it'sriginal little bite™. we're off to practice keeping 'em full and focused. yeah! we've got big shoes to fill! so, you can eat them right here... or eat green giant beans at home...
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♪ team your parents well we're answering the question, do parent nose best. i think we all know the answer to that. in my family we d >> lisagrenich is the author of "boys lie" and chuck nice is the father of two and appears on trutv's "world's dumbest." so do parents aways know best? >> no, they don't. go ahead. i'm speaking as a parent and for my own parents that, no, you don't. if you think tt you know best and you're a parent, you're robably screwing up terribly and you don't know. >> the statistics for that is there is two studies ou there now, one shows that parents grossly underestimate how much sex their kids know about and want to know about. and the second one looks at parents and found out that 40% of parents do not know their kids' favorite website, and 30%
don't use prevental controls on the internet with kids ound. >> well, what ages are we talking about, too? after a certain point, i always say to my kids, my trust is yours to lose. you have it unt you give me reason to not trust you with it. >> the way i look at it is parenting is fluid. there is differe methods of parenting for different aged children. i have a daughter and a son, don't treat either one of them the same way because they need different types of attention. >> at different stages. >> you talk about the trust factor. a lot of parents maybe don't know their kids or what they're up to, not knowing the webtes, not having the parental thing, a child may feel like, mom is spying on me. if i can't go online without her knowing where i've been -- >> or perhaps mom doesn't care about me. >> it is not caring. kids will complain about it,ut they really know that it comes from a place of love. the kids that -- whose parents don't love them and care are not looking in on them, are not
setting rules, not doing things like that. they do know, yeah. >> myhing is, he don't care what you think. how about that? i don't give two hoots about what you think, i'm going to see where you're going on that website, i'm looking through your drawers, and -- >> reading in the journal. >> i'll read your journal. you know why? if i thoughthere was a problem. you know why? it is my j to protect you and quite frankly you are a drain on society and me. you don't work. you don't contribute to anything. >> you just eat. >> you have no rights as far as i'm concerned. >> remember what bill cos used to say, i brought you into this world, i can take you out. >>if your child is choosing, let's say they're older in high school and choosing a professi and we talked about this too, you sort ofknow the potholes of a profession as they're going into it and you want to parent correctly. what is the right way to do that without scaring your kid. >> with a teenager, tell them why. just giving them -- for the 10,
11, 12, they want to know why. why do you think that. if you ca give them an example, especially if there is a relevant person there, a neighbor, a celebrity -- >> something they can relate to. >> not just because i said so. >> it is a terrible thing to say. with respect to what you just asked, where your childshould go professionally, when they say this is what i want to do, that's when you get involved. there are too many parents who think i know what's best for you and really what they're saying is mommy never made it through tap dance, you're going to be great. you're going to dance. >> everybody deserves their very own dres. >> right. once they step to you and say, hey, this is what i want to do, that's when you say, if that's your passion, i'm on board 100%, let's get it. >> it is tough to watch your kids fail. >> my kids could be in show business as long as it is not porn. i'm happy. >>let's say your kid is not talented but loves armnd you know there is a minefield ahead. they're going to have a lot of heartache if they go down that
road. >> that happens in sport as well. what iyou see yourid and they love a sport butthey're mediocre or not that good. if they're having fun let them do what they want. if they're not good, pushing and pushing, they may be missing another sport or another form of art they could be good at. >> maybe introduce other things, you love art so much, let's try this kind. but don't think -- >> you should learn to sell shoes. >> what about -- that's terrible. >> the world needs shoes salesman. women love shoes! women will love you! stop singing, start learning shoe sizes. >> he hasa point. >> he does. >> he does have a point. i don't think you should ever lie to your kid and say that was wonderful, you're fabulous, you're going to go far. don't create unrealistic exptations for them. >> that's true. >> thanks, kids. >> all right. you guys were good. not quite as good as robert plant, but -- >> you held your own. >> you did very well. >> coming up next, to apply or
not apply. the next time your favorite store offers you a credit card aount, what should you do? >> is it for shoes? [ mom ] game time is all about the traditions. it's all out the tackles and the touchdowns... and watching my boys do what they do. but for me, it's even more than that. game time is about our time. tother. [ female announcer ] get low prices on all your favorites for the game. ave money. live better. walmart. can your moisturizer do that? [ female announcer ] dermatologist recommended aveeno has an oat forma, now proven to build a moisture reserve, so skin can replenish itself.
and it is always a pleasure to have you here. >> great to be here. >> it ishe thing, you go up to the counternd they say, ok, i'll give you another 10%, 20% discount if you get our store card. and you say no. why? unless you're planning on using the card responsib, paying it off in full every month, there are a lot of cons to having a store credit card that can lower your credit scor oh. >> the first thing is, of course, applying for a store credit card can actually ding your credit score. >> why is that? >> that's fascinang. >> they say hold on five minutes so i can check you credit, they're pulling your credit report. it is called a credit inquiry. and it stays on your credit report for about 12 months. if you do this oncen a blue moon, no big deal. a lot of people do this a few times throughout the month, go to the mall, they're so excited, getting aiscount here and there. theredit inquiries, multiple credit inquiries can lower your credit score by 30, 40, 50 points because it makes it look like you're desperate for credit. >> they tell you get a good rate. how much do you sell?
>> 20%, 25%. the average rate on a credit card in this country is like 14%. if you're carrying balance on this card, what happens is you're paying through the nose, interest, more than you would have gotten that measly 10% off. >> is it a matter of people getting too caught up in the moment of the quick little thing they're going to get and not reading the small print? >> totally. they're not going to tell you. the person behind the register will not say, you know, the interest rate is really awful. and the other thing is the limit on the card is very low. initiallyt is like $500, which on a typal credit card you're getting thousands of dollars. this is bad because you make a few purchases with that card, and you've almost maxed out the card, right? so tis is bad because what it is it is a credit term called credit utilization. it is 30% of your credit score, you want to keep your utilization, how much debt you're carrying versus the limit in your name low. but if you b a few things and have only a $500 limit, you could be 50% utilized.
>> so the ratio is not -- >> the ratio is very high, that's bad for your credit score. >> there are ways to get discounts. i didn't know about this one. if you're a teacher or a student, you're eligible for discounts. >> never leave home without your studeni.d. if you're the university or college level or your school i.d. if you're an educator of any level. so stores we found like j. crew, club monaco, apple, the limited and loft, formerly ann taylor loft, they offer diounts of 15%. for educators, principal, guidance counselor, first grade teacher, 15% off at j. crew, banana republic, the limited and loft. so don't leave home without your school i.d. >> anything for senior citizens? >> yes. senior citizens, your ap card -- your birthda hey, i love asking for a discount, just, hey, can i get a discount. you might. >> i didn't know about the store loyalty cards. >> loyalt programs, they come with cards, but they're not attached to your credit report, don't have to go through that
mess. but what the card basically allows you to do is get special discounts on stuff, they'll give you e-mails about certain sales that are happening on your birthday, you might guestet a special gift card. the more you spend with the loyalty cards, the more you save. >> this one sounds shady, ask if you know somebody who works there and get them to buy your stuff for you. >> we do it all the time. >> it does happen. i would never advise that on national television because you don't wanto jeopardize your friend's job. what you can do, what i do, let them tell you in advance about sales. hey, i want buy these shoes but will they be on sale in two weeks? if they are, i'll put them on hold. or have them put you on the coveted friends and family list. >> that can really add up. >> and this is coming up in the fall, where the stores, they'll have a national friends and family sale, you're on a 30%, 40% off right there. >> sometimes even more. >> yeah. >> thank you. >> who is better than you? >> nobody. not one person. >> thank you. coming up next, giada and
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and it is time for "cooking with giada", or drinking, depending how you look at it. >> if the old adage, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach is true, it is a good idea to pay attention to what giada is about to show you. >> i do believe that aay to a man's stomach is through -- a way to a man's heart is through his stomach. >> we know what you mean. >> we're going to make mini sweet corn and chicken lasagnas. frozen corn, a little bit of heavy cream right in there. >> perfect. >> i know. it is your favorite. >> i love it. >>the idea here is that this is the main thing. it is small. i'll show you. lemon zest.
garlic. okay, and then a little bit of -- >> that's not a little bit. >> mascarpone cheese. one cup, romano. >> romano. >> and basil. >> basil. >> ok. a little bt of salt. >> a pinch. >> a little bit of pepper. thisart is easy, i think. put it into the food processor and go. and when it is all done, this is what it looks like. it is all mixed together. and one of the things you can do ahead of time, okay, prep it all ahead of time. i take the lasagna sheets, see how beautiful they are, i precook the lasna sheets and put two. one down this way and then one -- >> these are going to be adorable. >> cute. >> and you can make this all ahead, so that's the nice thing, for your little loved one. a little mixture in there. >> you didn't put in tons. but now you're about to add baken. >> pancetta, which you can do this without the pancetta. i thought because this was the main course, you needed protein
in ere. >> what kind of cheese? >> provolone. >> why did i give up dairy? >> and push down. >> and then another one. >> and then another layer. >> oh, my gosh. >> a little bit more. and, you know what, kathie, you can decide how much to add. you don't have to add too much. and then that's it. i like to top it with a little bit more. >> of course you do. >> a little bit. but you don't have to. you can just do the cheese. a little bit of chee. and then i bake them in the oven,ike that. >> for how long? >> 375 for 20 minutes. if you come back here. >> i want to taste it. >> you can see how beautiful they look. that's what they look like. this is what i do. i take them, and you need -- i don't have a knife, but usually you take a little knife -- >> hee, babe. >> thank you. you run a knife when they're cooled slightly all around the lasagna and then i show you -- >> it is like a little sd castle. >> it comes right out. you can leave it like that, but i like to use my fingers, but you can flip it, just like that. you can add marinarsauce
around it to serve t i like to eat it jst like this. and you cut into it, you guys, you want to cut into it? >> get involved. >> there we go. >> you canee how creamy and all the layers and it looks really pretty. >> you have to get in there. >> giada doesn't come it se us too often. >> i don't. maybe justake a little bite. >> i will. >> i'll cut you a little bite too, hoda. >> thank you. >> a little bite. >> that's all i'm going to have. >> i'm feeding hoda. >> mm. justin and his mother. come here. come here. >> what are you guys doing in here? >> we should point out -- >> i just happened into the show. >> justin's mom is one of your biggest fans. >> yes. >> how did you describe it? >> like a tween at a justin bieber concert. she's like hyperventilating. >> she did see me from across the room and went, oh, over there! >> you don't want to be one of those people, but -- >> does anybody want a drink? want to drink this? what do you want to do?
>> today for -- >> i wt to live on this show. >> lemon lime and ginger margarita. >> take a bite of this. you will love that. i'm feeding justin's mother. i'm so into this entire hour today. >> this is a mouth you can feed. >> so good. giada, thank you. >> justin, thanks. mom, thank you. >> wait a minute. what is this? >> chocolate amaretti cake. >> i was going to say, what, you don't have chocolate cake? >> you got to have chocolate cake when you're doing a dinner. >> this is a whole romantic nner. >> it is weird, i know. >> we weren't supposed to ask you, but who are you having romantic diers with? >> at moment, my mother and kathie lee. >> but if we weren't here, who would you be having one with? >> oh, gosh, really? >> he's eating lasagna, he can't answer the question. >> can't talk. >> did you try it? >> that is creamy and delicious. isn't that great?
>> try the chocolate. >>ust gointo feed you guys. >> are we live? >> no. >> that thing, amazing. amazing. >> he's a good coo i'm lactose intolerant and -- >> i am too and i'm eating that stuff. >> oh, my gosh. where did you get the inspiration? i know you're happily married and have a beautiful baby, about up to make a lean lasagn excuse me, no, not really. >> guys, thank you very much. >> mom, sorry about ese two being here. >> give your mother a drink and sayood-bye to our lovely audience, okay? >> thank you for staying. >> we'll be back with more of "today" on nbc.
>> that you gave me. >> yes. >>yes, i remember. >> a special hoda discount for any guest that books -- this will be hard to say, a blood orange white pepper scrub or rub or pedicure at a bliss spa receives a free body butter while supplies last. >> it is one of my favorite -- >> it is lovely. >> delicious. what else? >> they're loving justin. not hard to do. we put a boy on the show and people go crazy. willow wrotein -- sorry, justin is amazing with whoever he's dating. i want more with him in it. deena wrote, justin long, also charming, great lineup, ldies. eveone loved robert plant. >> how fabulous was robert? the whole show was so much fun. >> it was a blast. >> can we see if everybody is available for tomorrow? >> rebook it, baby. sara, thank you. >> we would love to have justin come on and co-host with us one time when i'm gone or hoda's gone. chuck nice isn't thrilled about that. he'll -- >> he said it was over. he's dead in the water. >> he'll get over it. >> tomorrow, i'm amy ryen is wi us. >> plus, how to get your old