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local updates every 30 minutes. the "today" show is next. ?? good morning. let the games begin. all eyes on rio with the opening ceremony of the 2016 olympic games now just hours away. the american flag raised over the athletes village as crews put the final touches on iconic maracana nearly 5,000 performers, 11,000 athletes, all getting ready, and over 1 billion people set to watch around the globe. we have your exclusive sneak peek today, friday, august 5th, 2016. team usa has won back-to-back gold medals! >> another strong finish by phelps! >> announcer: from nbc news,
"today at the olympic games" with matt lauer live from rio de janeiro, brazil, and savannah guthrie live from rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to a split edition of "today" on a friday morning. savannah, it's great to see you. we have reached the final hours of our countdown to tonight's opening ceremony of the 2016 olympic games. and i'll be honest with you, i'm >> you're nervous? what? you don't have to do a back flip, do you? >> no, you know what, that's actually right. you know, we are hosting the opening ceremony. what do we have to be nervous about? we're not competing in the olympic games. i have to tell you, savannah, you've been to the olympics, you know sometimes in the morning when the crowd gathers here at an olympic set, you have wonderful, little moments, unexpected moments. i had one of those a second ago. i was walking around talking to
walked up to this guy right here, and i said, hey, love the t-shirts, team usa, you've got the simone biles faces there. who are you here to see? he goes, oh, she's my sister. that's ron biles right there. >> hi, everybody. >> this is his friend, brandon. >> brandon, yes. >> are you nervous? >> yes, definitely nervous, but excited to be here finally in rio, so. >> is she nervous? >> not yet. >> no? >> she said she's y, than ever, just excited to compete, so we're looking forward to it. >> it's nice of you to come down. thank you so much. i'm going to steal that. thank you very much. >> simone's one of those names that's going to be on everyone's lips by the time this two weeks of the olympics is over. by the way, we've got some excitement here, matt. we've got blake shelton in concert, and we've got a great crowd getting ready for that. and we have a lot of news this morning, politics, of course, including our "today" exclusive with governor mike pence. he's running for vice president,
their first sit-down together. matt, back to you for now. >> savannah, thanks. let's begin with what you can expect to see tonight. nbc's peter alexander is seven miles to the north of copacabana beach at that stadium. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, matt. good morning to you and welcome to the iconic maracana stadium. how do you like my portuguese? we've been practicing for like 48 hours to make sure we get that right. this is where they'll be hosting tonight's opening ceremony, already being touted as an explosiveel brazilian culture. but in this country that's still in the midst of a political and economic crisis, the budget's going to be just a fraction, about one-tenth of the opening in london four years ago. still, it's expected to showcase this country's warmth and hospitality. the city of sombo welcoming the world. at athletes village, the
they expect to see more of. >> now that you're here representing your friends and family, it's about the whole country. >> a profound sense of patriotism that i've never felt before. >> reporter: tonight, the highly anticipated opening ceremony, expected to be watched by more than a billion people around the globe. among its themes, tolerance. the ceremony's creative directors saying this year's less about opulence and more about passion. >> we have social problems, but even when you go to very poor areas, you to smile and they're friendly and are happy, and i guess the spirit is in the ceremony. >> i think there is something very special about brazil, which is, i call it this location for happiness. >> reporter: that happy nas now extends to 271 russian athletes officially cleared to compete. but in the wake of a doping scandal, more than 100 others from the country's original roster sent packing.
is no place to hide for cheats. >> reporter: hitting the court, nothing but net. the u.s. men's basketball team eyeing another gold, headed up by four-time olympic carmelo anthony. >> for us as players representing the united states, this is the best way that we can go out there and send a message is by winning a gold medal and showing the world that we're united through all the turmoil that's going back on in our country. >> reporter: here in brazil, a country obsessed with soccer, the brazilian men's opening performance not sitting well with the hometown >> some jeers from these fans. >> reporter: a scoreless draw against south africa for a team facing intense pressure to rebound after its disappointing silver medal finish in 2012. and tonight, 207 delegations will take part in this parade of nations. that includes the team of refugees. they will be beneath the olympic flag with no country and no flag to call their own, demonstrating the olympic spirit of this
lighting the cauldron tonight, still a tightly kept secret. a lot of speculation right now that it will be pele. but frankly, matt, we still don't know. >> and by the way, we've been there for two rehearsals, peter. we don't know. we have no idea. thank you very much, peter. here are my fellow hosts for tonight's opening ceremony, hoda and meredith. ladies, good morning. >> good morning to you. >> good morning, matt! >> i think that refugee team when they come into the stadium, they're going to response. it will be very emotional. let's just try and tell people what else they can expect to see. >> well, as they were saying in the piece, you know, they didn't have a lot of money for this olympics, so they went low-tech, which is actually a good thing, because nothing can go wrong. there's no machine to break, except the projector. >> low-tech, high-heart. >> big heart. it's all about the energy of the people. they are the heroes of the ceremony. >> and i think it's fun. if you like dancing and partying and just to get up off the couch, i think this is the show for you.
isn't that nice? this is a get up, get in it and almost participate. >> it's carnival. >> i feel lucky. my parents loved the bossa nova growing up, tom jobine, they played it in our house. i guarantee you after you watch this opening ceremony, you're going to want to download a lot of this music that gets stuck in your head, and it really gets you in the spirit. >> and the people here are just -- you know, the news has been for months about the negative. i came here with six cans of deet y this morning, one -- >> in the car when we were on the way over here. >> exactly. it was in the van, actually! >> we almost died in the van. >> but you get here and the people are lovely, the spirit is fantastic. we talk about pressing the restart button tonight on brazil and the olympics, and i think it's going to be a wonderful moment. >> you know what's funny? it reminds me, kind of oddly, of when new orleans was in the super bowl, and it was after katrina and everyone walked up to everyone from new orleans and said, are you okay, is it okay? and all of a sudden, on the big
they won the super bowl, and everyone saw it. and you sort of feel that way here, right? people are concerned and worried, but you hope at opening ceremony, the game will begin. >> great dancing. huge names like michael phelps walking in with the american flag, leading team usa. another major superstar will be involved in the show tonight. >> major. >> we'll tell you a little bit more about that in our next half hour. >> and matt will be wearing a speedo throughout the opening ceremony. >> no, under my jacket. >> and more fun like this begins tonight at 7:30 eastern and pacific right here on nbc. and coming up in our next half hour, we will have that exclusive sneak peek at what you'll see involving one of the world's biggest stars. savannah? >> okay, looking forward. guys, thanks. here at home, hillary clinton is expanding her lead in the presidential race. take a look at the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" national poll. it shows 47% for clinton and running mate tim kaine. that's nine points better than
mate, mike pence. it has been a rough week for the republican ticket. almost daily missteps, some fiery criticism from republican party leaders, and yes, almost daily jabs from president obama. we've got two reports this morning, starting with nbc's hallie jackson. she's on the campaign trail this morning in wisconsin. hallie, good morning. >> reporter: hi, savannah. good morning to you. and this morning, donald trump is now responding to president obama's latest remarks, tweeting overnight "the twez sul election for bernie sanders." trump leaned into his controversial rigged system critique as president obama leans into his own attacks, too. on the president's birthday, no surprises. >> i don't even really know where to start. >> reporter: as he tears into donald trump yet again, this time for these comments -- >> i'm afraid the election's going to be rigged. i have to be honest. >> of course, the elections will not be rigged. what does that mean? that's ridiculous.
i don't think anybody would take that seriously. >> reporter: the president in disbelief, the gop in disarray, to some. house speaker paul ryan now saying out loud what many republicans have been whispering about trump. >> he's had pretty strange run since the convention. you would think we ought to be focusing on hillary clinton, on all of her deficiencies, and it is distressing that that's not what we're talking about these days. >> reporter: even after trump refused to endorse him, ryan's still supporting the candidate, i pence, of course, some calling him the clarifier in chief, trying to show a different side of the trump ticket. >> my name is matthew and i'm 11 years old. >> reporter: but even the youngest politicos wonder about pence's purpose. >> i've been noticing that you've been kind of softening up on mr. trump's policies and words. is this your role -- is this going to be your role in the administration? >> i couldn't be more proud to stand with donald trump, and we
>> reporter: now, this morning, signs that loyalty among trump's staunchest supporters is starting to slip. for the first time since january, clinton's leading trump with men, long considered his base. and while he has the edge with white voters overall and those without a college education, his advantage with those key demographics for him is shrinking. trump hopes staying on attack will help close the gap. >> hillary's made tremendous mistakes in video sparking its own mini firestorm, look at what the trump campaign spells out over clinton's words. >> we are going to raise taxes on the middle class! >> but shut your eyes and listen again. does she say "are" or "aren't" going to raise taxing? >> we are going to raise taxes on the middle class! >> the clinton team calls it clear, she says "aren't," pointing to her longtime tax
in this case, everything. a trump aide tells me this morning the campaign stands by that video. and in the meantime, the clinton camp is taking aim at trump on something else. when asked what women he would put into a cabinet in a potential trump administration, they named only two, the one interviewing him, jokingly, and apparently more seriously, savannah, his daughter, ivanka. >> hallie jackson, thank you. next and his wife, karen, will join us for their first interview together since he joined the ticket. that's a "today" exclusive next hour. in the meantime, the clinton campaign is picking up new support from a former top official at the cia. he is making the case for clinton and against donald trump in a strongly worded op ed in today's "the new york times." nbc's andrea mitchell has more on that. andrea, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. with the candidates attacking each other over who can better
endorsed hillary clinton with the startling charge that donald trump has let himself become the unwitting dupe of russia's president vladimir putin. donald trump attacking hillary clinton thursday for her private server, saying she shouldn't receive the classified briefing to be given to both candidates. >> hillary clinton, furthermore, can never be trusted with national security. you can't brief her. let's protes >> reporter: asked if trump should be trusted with the classified briefing, the president saying -- >> if they want to be president, they've got to start acting like president. >> reporter: in a searing "the new york times" column endorsing clinton today, mike morell, former deputy cia director, says trump would make a "poor, even dangerous commander in chief," citing traits including "his obvious need for self-aggrandizement" and his "overreaction to perceived slights." the former intelligence official under george w. bush and
officer, played upon mr. trump's vulnerabilities by complimenting him. he responded just as mr. putin had calculated. trump often bragging about praise from the russian president. >> and you know, putin called me brilliant. he said donald trump is brilliant and donald trump is the leader and he said nice things about me. >> reporter: morrell writes "in the intelligence business, we would say that mr. putin had recruited mr. trump as an federation." trump also blasting president obama and hillary clinton for a controversial decision to return $400 million to iran on the same day iran was releasing four american detainees. however, clinton was long out of office, and the president said it was not ransom. >> we do not pay ransom for hostages. >> reporter: trump is drawing fire himself for claiming he saw video of an unmarked cargo plane delivering that cash to iran. >> the tape was made, right? you saw that, with the airplane coming in?
known video is of a smaller plane bringing the prisoners home. this morning trump tweeted an acknowledgement, it was the prisoner plane. the former cia official's startling accusation comes even as russia is trying to swing the election to trump by allegedly hacking democratic campaign websites. we've reached out to the trump campaign, which so far has not responded to this column. savannah? >> andrea, thank you so much. other news this morning. health officials say there are at least two travel-related zika in miami but no new homegrown cases have been reported, this as the president weighs in on that outbreak, calling the need for funding critical. nbc's kerry sander has the latest on that. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning, savannah. health officials say the zika carrying mosquitos here can be traced to an area that's about the size of a new york city studio apartment, 500 square feet. still, for women in the state who are pregnant, they're still
this morning health officials in florida are bracing for thousands of women expected to want zika tests. florida governor rick scott touring the center of the zika outbreak in miami's wynnewood neighborhood pledged free tests will be given to any pregnant woman who wants one. >> we'll do everything we can to get as many test kits as we can and make sure we can meet all of the demand. >> reporter: but the rollout is slow. at several health department offices, women were told no tests yet. >> i am yolan baptiste is one of the lucky ones. >> thought it was very important for me to get tested, just in case. >> reporter: tracy tol-humphrey decided not to wait and went to a private lab instead. >> i was concerned about zika, since i live very close to the area where the outbreak is, and they said no problem. >> reporter: federal funds to fight zika are stalled in congress. president obama is urging action. >> the situation is getting critical. >> reporter: the head of the cdc says this is no time to be
spreading anywhere, pregnant women should take steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites. >> reporter: it was about this time yesterday morning that a plane was flying overhead, spraying a chemical insecticide over the city. mosquito control officials say while it's a little early, they're getting positive results. they believe it has been effective. savannah? >> let's hope so. kerry sanders, thank you. turn now to al. and boy, new orleans really got it yesterday. >> i'll tell you, it's very rare for them to see tornadoes it became an ef-0 tornado in new orleans' 7th ward. the area is still affected by katrina and the treme yea area. this thing was on the ground for about a half mile, 80-mile-per-hour winds, and you can see the damage from it was fairly extensive. luckily, no major injuries reported, but big problems now in the cleanup as that continues. and we're concerned about the gulf coast for the rest of this
you can still see showers and thunderstorms, especially off the florida nature coast. there's a meandering low pressure system, deep tropical gulf moisture, no steering currents, a high pressure system that's setting up off the southeast coast. so, next three days, some areas could pick up 5 to 7 inches from cedar key down to tampa. but look at what happens over the next seven days. there could be 10 to 15 inches of rain in central california -- florida, i should say, and heavy rain
plenty of sun heading our way for today. temperatures starting out in the 60s this morning. 85 the expected high this afternoon. a little bit more humidity. clouding over, no rain to worry about. little bit muggy. then tomorrow scattered showers, maybe a thunderstorm. not a washout of a day. a high temperature of 88. right back to the sunshine, low humidity. sunday, 85. with sun and low humidity. bit stickier and high in the upper 80s. >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> all right, al. thank you. still ahead, how can donald trump's campaign right the ship after a rocky week? his running mate, indiana governor mike pence joins us, along with his wife, for an exclusive, live interview. matt? all right, savannah. we have just completed
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ky? >> reporter: darlene, good morning. we got word on this at 6:00 we are over the ramada inn adjacent to the staten island expressway. two suspects walked up to the -- >> all right. we're going to check back with ky when we can. big delays on the road this morning. big delays. lauren scala is here with the troubles at the gwb. lauren? >> we were up to 10 delay in bound. the construction is finally cleared eastbound on the cross bronx expressway. delays eased up to 70 minutes. you have a 60 minute delay at the lower level. 30 minutes in bound a the the lincoln. heading over to other problems on the roads. bruckner heading westbound, accident by 138th street causing some delays. we also have a disabled vehicle on the rfk triborough bridge heading towards the bronx in
after flatbush avenue. things were a little more slow going a few minutes ago. the gwb, darlene, what a headache today. back to you. >> thanks so much, lauren. we'll be right back with chris's forecast. starting out in the 60s most areas this morning. sunshine. a few clouds in the mix. high of 85 later on. it does feel a bit more humid. muggy today. scattered showers and storms. much better by sunday.
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street journal" poll showing hillary clinton has now nearly doubled her lead over donald trump in the presidential race. in a head-to-head matchup, the democratic ticket leads, 47%-38%. clinton was up by just five points last month. they're cleaning up in new orleans, where a tornado cut a half-mile path of destruction through parts of the city. several buildings collapsed in the storm and two minor injuries were reported. and the feds carried out a major bust of alleged mafia members up andow crime families indicted. prosecutors say the suspects were involved in everything from illegal gambling to health care fraud. but matt, all eyes are on you and rio. tonight's opening ceremony just hours away now. yeah, you know, the details of what people will see tonight basically shrouded in secrecy, but we can tell you a couple of things. there are going to be some very famous faces taking part,
bundchen. there she is thursday night at one of the dress rehearsals joining in on the fun. she does play a role in the ceremony. here's what one of the creative directors of the show had to say about that. >> her catwalk last year, but then we propose her to do this, and she said, okay, let's suppose i didn't do that and this will be really my last, because nothing can be bigger than this. i mean, so, she's going with 3 billion people watching. for a supermodel, i think that's a great way to finish her career. >> she's involved in a really beautiful part of the ceremony to get you ready for tonight, you know what we thought would be fun? let's go back. let's look at some unforgettable moments from opening ceremonies past. how about we start in 1992, the torch-lighting in barcelona. remember this, an archer
it goes right over the top of the cauldron. how beautiful was that? then there was the dramatic underwater lighting at the sydney games in 2000. moving forward, beijing, 2008 featured that heart-pounding performance from 2,008 drummers playing and chanting in unison. and who can forget this entrance from the majesty, the queen, and 007 himself, james bond, skydiving into the 2012 london opening ceremony? and finally, there was the great mystery of the 1996 atlanta games -- who would light the flame? it seemed only right that the
the greatest. oh, my! >> what a moment. >> still gets me all these years later. gosh, do we miss that man. and we want to know about your favorite opening ceremony moments. just tweet us using #riotoday. and don't forget, you can see the magic of and pacific right here on nbc. savannah? >> all right, you did it, matt. we've got goose bumps. i'm buying my ticket to rio. so exciting. thank you. let us get a check of the weather now. >> well, we've unfortunately still got some heat to talk about, but the good news is, it's not going to be anything near as bad as we had about two weeks ago. about 16.5 million people under some sort of heat warning or heat advisory. it's going to last into the weekend.
lakes. you can see triple digits in dallas. new orleans comes close, same in atlanta, memphis and tulsa. but boy, you've got great weather from chicago, minneapolis, st. louis on into north platte, looking really good. and here in the northeast, temperatures will be in the upper 80s, into the low 90s. now, as we get into our olympic forecasting, for tomorrow, 9:20 a.m., men's water polo, usa versus croatia, about 77 degrees. then as we look a or saturday, i should say, men's archery. perfect weather! sunshine and 85. that's what's going on . al, thanks so much. temperatures working their way back into the 80s this afternoon. humidity climbs a little bit, too. plenty of sunshine. no rain to worry about for today. just a bit muggier. the trend continues. overnight low, only 73 in the city. we'll see a few 60s in the suburbs.
afternoon. 88 dries out tomorrow night. sunday looks great. lots of sun. low humidity. more coming our way come monday, tuesday next week. and get your weekend forecast on the weather channel. >> thank you, al. coming up on "trending," want to eat like an olympic athlete? wait until you hear what swimming sensation ryan lochte consumes on a daily basis. and back to rio. >> all right, savannah. their way to an olympic gold in rio? hoda talks and dances with the u.s. women's gymnastics team
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and hoda had a chance to catch up with some of the biggest stars of team usa. >> i had no idea when i was going to interview them that it would break out into a dance party, but you know i like that. the u.s. women's gymnastics team, five young ladies on the brink of achieving olympic superstardom. ?? they're usually poised and laser focused, but just 48 hours out from their first competition, this happened. make no mistake, these girls rule the >> come on, girls! >> they are remarkable -- >> so much power. >> relentless. >> the landing, boom! >> and completely awe-inspiring. >> that's history right there. >> 20-year-old gabby douglas is seeking olympic gold for the second time around. >> and it's a gabby gold! >> hoping to defend her all around win in london, where she was also one of the fierce five who grabbed team gold.
exercise. >> wow. >> oh! >> at 22, aly is now the oldest of the group. the other three girls are first-timers to the olympics. like madison kocian, who's 19. she's a master on the uneven bars, the event she won at the 2015 world championships. at 16, laurie hernandez is the team's youngest member. the new jersey native captivated the crowd at trials, and she comes to rio with after all around titles in every major national and international competition she entered last year. and rounding out the girls is the simply unstoppable simone biles. >> she's the most dominant female athlete in the world today. >> simone is a three-time world champion and four-time national champion. this texas teen is a master on the vault, and simone's even got a maneuver named after her. this 19-year-old superstar is
the sport. five girls flying high and ready to grab gold for team usa. ? keep riding high ? >> i want to tell you, when i'm in a bad mood and i'm feeling blue, this is what -- [ screaming ] >> going to the olympics! >> oh, my gosh. >> trials. >> it was right when we found out we made the we were very excited. >> i could tell you were very excited. so, you are with the japanese gymnastics team, the volleyball teams. you guys are by the olympic rings. do you think you guys are having fun? simone, tell me, you know, are you enjoying yourself? [ laughter ] >> no, we really are, though. we're having a really good time. and every time we're in the room, we're just, like, screaming and laughing. >> outside of the gym, it's important to have fun and relax your mind a little bit. >> you really do look out for
we're all lucky to have each other. and you know, i'm only 22 years old, but everyone says i'm the grandma and i'm super old. but this is like the oldest team we've had. >> how do you stay calm, gabby? how do you keep it centered? >> we all motivate and encourage each other. and i guess we've just done so many routines and we're just on autopilot. it just goes and it flows. >> come back down to simone. everybody's talking about you. that's a lot of pressure. it seems like you've figured out a way to navigate those waters, huh? the only one that can put expectations on myself, and i know what we're capable of as a team. so i just don't let it get to me, because i know i'm the only one that can control it. so, there's no point of adding extra pressure. >> but what about zac efron? >> oh, yeah. >> okay. wait, is he coming? >> i don't know. >> okay, wait -- >> he'll be watching on the couch. >> i think this is a moment. i think if you look -- >> no, you're going to get my hopes up.
>> here he is. let's see. >> okay, zac efron, i think we need you here at the team final, because we'll all get to be there and we need you to come watch. >> excellent. okay, if it works, i'd like to say you're welcome. >> better give me that defibrillator. [ laughter ] >> i'm amazed how loose they are with just a couple days to go to the competition. >> i was shocked. by the way, we just showed you a teeny bit of the dancing. it went on and on. and something interesting that she said i don't want them to do something spectacular on their night. i want them to do what they did last wednesday. it's not a big night, it's every day. these girls work hard every day so they don't feel incredible pressure on the day of the olympics. there is more of martha karolyi's interview on today.com. >> you can say that because they were pretty good last wednesday. >> pretty awesome. >> pretty good than most other people on any other day. hoda, thank you very much. still ahead, more team usa stars, including hope solo and carli lloyd from the u.s.
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all right, dylan is over in the orange room covering for carson. you've got an olympic-themed orange room. >> we certainly do, and this is a fun one. you remember back in 2012 when the u.s. swim team went viral with their rendition of rae jepsen's "call me maybe"? well, four years later, they're back at it, this time taking the tunes to the car. ?? ? chicken fried, cold beer on a friday night ? ? da, lot, da ?
usa ? >> i mean, come on, how bad do you want to be on a road trip with all of them? swimmers show they can also have fun in the pool, too. lia neal tweets some movie magic, saying when coach gives you the set and you're like, not today. other athletes are finding some ways to have some fun. we've got the soccer players kicking around the ball with the slam dunk coming from usa's demarcus cousins. and ghana is, well, they're dancing with an impromptu dance party with some serious moves off her flair, tweeting "pin trading like it's my day job." we haven't even gotten to the opening ceremony yet, but clearly, the party has started in rio. >> got to get some pins. pin trading. >> love it. dylan, thank you. coming up from right here, we've got a live concert on our plaza. blake shelton is rested and signing a few autographs, and he's going to take our stage. matt? all right, savannah.
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your news 4 live update starts now. good morning, everybody. 7:56. it's august 5th. 69 degrees out. friday morning. i'm darlene rodriguez. a wake will be held this morning for the woman who was killed jogging in queens. police are looking for the person who strangled, beat and sexually assaulted her. her body was found tuesday night
cameras but the tall weeds blocked their view. they're now offering a $10,000 reward for information. police investigating an armed robbery attempt at a hotel in staten island. we're told two men walked up to the front desk of a ramada inn in willow brook. one of the men was carrying a gun. it's not yet known if they got away with anything. a search is underway for a hit and run driver caught on camera in the bronx. a red ford pickup struck van on grace avenue and east 233rd street. what you can't see is that there's a man standing next to the van. he was hit by the pickup and taken to the hospital in serious condition. the man standing behind the van though was not hurt. let's take a look at the morning commute. here's lauren scala. >> darlene, we have delays on tottenville. getting on the road, 65 minute delay into the upper level of the george washington bridge. they haven't eased out all that
lane is open. accident is eastbound on the bqe and one on the in bound gowanus in the center lane. >> lauren, thanks. let's check the weather today. increasing clouds, muggy. 85 is the high. tomorrow, scattered showers and high of 88. sunday, lots of sun, low humidity. 85 degrees. monday, more sunshine, high of 84. the "today" show is coming up. country music superstar shelton performs live on the
it's 8:00 on "today." and coming up, trump's right-hand man. after a tumultuous week on the republican ticket, we'll talk with vice presidential ticket mike pence and his wife in their then, going for gold. >> alex morgan has her first goal of the olympic games. >> after an impressive victory in their rio debut, we'll talk to the stars of the u.s. women's soccer team as they aim to capture their fourth straight olympic gold medal. ? tell me what i gotta do to win you over ? and he's won us over, that's for sure. superstar blake shelton takes his best-selling country act to the big city as he gets set to
5th, 2016. ? red, red, red, red, red, redneck ? >> we're here to see blake! >> we only came four hours to see blake shelton! ? yeah, the boys around here drinking that ice cold beer ? ? talking about girls, talking about trucks ? ? running them red dirt roads out kicking up dust ? >> we're ten-year anniversary from cleveland! >> we love blake! ? don't take no lip, chew tobacco, chew tobacco ? ? chew tobacco spit ? ?? welcome back to a special split edition of "today" on a friday morning from new york, where blake shelton will perform shortly, and rio de janeiro, where the olympics get under way tonight. i've got hoda, natalie, the newest member of our "today" family, billy bush! >> billy bush! >> here in rio.
plaza in new york. >> it's so cute! >> and guys -- >> matt, i love that billy's wearing the same outfit as you. that's so cute! >> i know. he got the memo. >> i wanted to be as close to matt as i could. >> more importantly, we have members of team usa with us. and we just want to give them a quick chance to say hello and introduce themselves, starting over here. >> hi, i'm nick delpopolo from jersey. >> marti malloy, oak harbor, washington. >> travis stevens, washington. >> delgado, miami, florida. >> this is the judo team. >> yes. >> diving. >> abby johnston of burlington, ohio. >> and shooting. >> hi, everyone, josh richmond, hillsboro, pennsylvania. >> hi, cogdale, eagle river, alaska. >> up here. >> glen ellard, houston, texas. >> you got it. >> morgan craft, muncie valley, pennsylvania. >> billy bush, shot put.
california. >> hancock, proudly from ft. worth, texas. >> yeah, whoo! >> all right, we brought you all here because we want you to assemble around this. this is what you are going for here! >> go ahead. >> you can't touch. don't touch until you earn it. we've got gold, we've got silver, we've got bronze. >> how beautiful. >> these medals. they made 288 of these, 812 gold, 812 silver, 812 bronze. because you can't hold them, about a pound around the neck. >> are you all going to be marching in opening ceremony? >> yes. >> how do you feel about it? >> so excited. >> pumped? >> so excited. >> yeah? anybody nervous? anybody want to practice? >> sure! >> why not? >> i have the official flag-bearer's jacket for team usa. hoda's got our flag. >> this is our flag. >> "today" show flag. everybody fall in line. let's get ready for tonight.
you since we're in the same clothes? >> jump in here. let's go. >> usa! [ chanting "usa" ] >> oh, this is what it feels like! this is what it feels like. chest high, chest high. representing the great united states! chest high, chest high. >> whoo! >> opening ceremony tonight. tamron, let's go back to you in new york. >> all right, matt. let me get the news caught up here. donald trump is trying to refocus his campaign after a week of wisconsin, but the badger state's top three republicans won't be there. governor scott walker, speaker paul ryan and senator ron johnson are all taking a pass. democratic rival hillary clinton also heads to wisconsin and michigan today. our latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows the clinton/kaine ticket jumping to a nine-point lead nationally over the trump/pence team. that's nearly double the five-point lead clinton had
denies that $400 million in cash sent to iran in january was a payoff for the release of four americans held captive there. speaking at the pentagon thursday, the president said the payment was not secret and settled a longstanding dispute over a 1970s arms deal. >> we do not pay ransom. we didn't here and we won't in the future, precisely because if we did, then we would start encouraging americans to be targeted. the president also reacted to donald trump's claims that the upcoming election could be rigged. mr. obama calls that "ridiculous." a close call in italy this morning. a cargo plane stunned passing motorists after it overshot the runway, smashing through a fence and on to a highway in bargano, northeast of milan. fortunately, no one was hurt. the cause of the crash under investigation, but bad weather, including thunderstorms, may be a factor. the national weather service
down in new orleans thursday and stayed on the ground for about a half mile. it toppled trees and power lines along with at least four buildings. two people suffered minor injuries. the police in massachusetts don't get many calls like this one. they got a tip that someone in west springfield was keeping a pet alligator in their home. actually, it was in the backyard. officers were surprised to find a alligator. it was taken to a local zoo. now back to savannah, who's sitting next to me. hey. >> hi. >> what's going on? >> wasn't just a gator surprise. i certainly shocked you. >> i love that we said, oh, not inside, in the backyard. at least that makes a difference. >> tamron, thanks. we'll turn back to the presidential race. it's been a tumultuous week for donald trump. he openly feuded with a gold
paul ryan as well as senator john mccain. republican leaders have even discussed holding a so-called intervention as president obama declared trump unfit for the presidency. even a handful of republicans have announced now they are jumping ship to vote for hillary clinton. so, how will trump get back on track? we're joined by running mate indiana governor mike pence joined by his wife, karen pence. good morning to both of you. >> good morning, savannah. great to be with you. >> we laid out a lot of stuff, but i want to get it's a pleasure to have you here. what's the best piece of advice you've given your husband since he joined the trump ticket? >> really just be himself and have fun with this. it's so humbling and it's such an honor. i mean, we are in a position right now that two months ago we had no idea we would be in, and he's done a great job of staying himself and staying humble. >> and governor, there's so much to talk to you about in the
conventions. paul ryan himself said that donald trump has been on a strange run for the last few days. you're down in every national poll, some by double digits, in every recent battleground poll. would you acknowledge you're climbing out of a big hole? and does trump have only himself to blame for that? >> well, savannah, let me say, it's very early in this campaign still. the only poll that really matters is on election day, and i have to tell you, as we've canvassed out west this week, donald trump in tremendous enthusiasm, and i really do believe it's because donald trump's message -- the stronger america at home and abroad is resonating with millions of people, and i'm grateful for the support that we're receiving from republicans, independents and democrats across this country. >> donald trump says the party has never, and the campaign, has never been more united than right now. and yet, we see these big republican defections. can you agree with that
>> well, i can. i mean, donald trump and i are standing shoulder to shoulder to say to the american people that we can be strong again. we can be strong on the world stage again, we can stand with our allies and stand up to those that threaten us. i mean, most americans are reeling this week with the news that the obama administration delivered $400 million in cash to the mullas in iran on the very day that they released four hostages. now, the president, savannah, can say that that wasn't a ransom payment, but the whole world knows that it was. and in doing that, in a deal that hillary clinton actually initiated with the iranian mullahs, this president and this administration have endangered the lives of every american on the world stage. donald trump and the american people know is going to provide the kind of leadership that we're not going to have these kind of moments again on the world stage. we're going to stand strong. and this economy, as you know, savannah -- i think as i talk to
out there canvassing all across the country for this ticket, the american people feel this economy, that those numbers that just came out, 1.2% growth the morning after hillary clinton's speech, the worst growth in this economy since 1949. the american people know we can do better, and they're responding. and i believe they will continue to respond to the strong leadership that donald trump is articulating all across this country. >> let me jump in here. the former cia director, mike morell, wrote aned new york times" this morning, and he said that vladimir putin, a former kgb agent, i might add, has basically recruited and manipulated donald trump simply by flattering him, simply by saying how great trump is. and he wrote in particular "in the intelligence business, we would say that mr. putin had recruited mr. trump as an unwitting agent of the russian federation." given all of the pro-putin positions that trump has taken,
>> look, people that know donald trump know that he knows how to stand up and he knows how to stand strong. and standing up to russian aggression is going to be really different under a trump/pence administration, and everybody knows that. look, the reality is that whether it be putin or whether it be literally the dissolving of the map in the wider middle east, savannah, in libya and in syria, in iraq with the rise of that truth of history, that weakness arouses evil is on full display in this administration. donald trump's going to be strong. and truthfully, honestly, the comment by the former cia official, i suppose this is the same cia that told the president that isis was the jv team. i mean, come on, savannah. these people are playing politics. and i get all of that. you and i have known each other for a while. i was in washington a long time. you know, the american people know we've got to be stronger on
have a stronger economy at home, and i think that's why you're seeing the enormous crowds that are turning out all over the country. i think we'll see him in iowa and wisconsin later today. they're responding to donald trump's message of strength and making america great again. >> i'm almost out of time. i have to ask you about this whole episode with mr. trump and the khan family, who, of course, lost their son, a soldier, in iraq. you say that donald trump speaks from his heart more than anybody. what does this episode say about his heart? family. every republican leader says that is just disgraceful. every veterans group has said it is disgraceful. and not only is he not apologizing, he's since said he has no regrets. i mean, how does that strike you? >> you know, i had a gold star family at an event that we had this week. i know donald trump met with gold star families privately in a meeting, a private meeting that's been widely accounted.
regrets. this is something president bush didn't do, an attack -- >> look, we have both said, donald trump and i have both said captain khan is an american hero. his family, like every gold star family, should be cherished by every american. and we've continued to do so. but look, we've got to rebuild this military, we've got to stand with our soldiers, we've got to give them the resources that they need to defend this country, stand with our allies, and donald trump is going to do that. and i think that's why we see so many veterans a servicemen and women at our rallies, and we're going to continue to. certainly, in this campaign, i'm excited to be heading to iowa and wisconsin with him today, but it's also nice to welcome you, savannah, to the indiana state fair this morning. we're opening it up this morning. so you've got the indiana state fair, you've got the olympics in rio. that's a jump ball in indiana. >> by the way, mrs. pence, i know you're quite an accomplished artist and you have work at the indiana state fair, so people have to check that out as well. >> thank you. >> thank you.
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team usa in the shot put. when she asked, are you going to go watch your son compete, he mentioned he couldn't afford to. liz told "people" magazine that that broke her heart. so, what did she do? >> what? >> she started a gofundme page to raise money for his trip, surpassing the goal of raising $7,500 in just two days. guess what? >> what? >> he will now be here to cheer on his son. >> that is my kind of story! >> really nice. >> what driver was he? >> no. >> 6'3", 320. a new direction. >> let's move on to ryan lochte, the 11-time olympic medalist. he's certainly in really good shape, so we were wondering, what does he do to look like this? so, i've got the scoop on what the swimmers eat every day. you're not going to believe this. you know how many calories? take a guess. >> 5,000. >> 8,000. >> ooh. >> okay, here's the breakfast alone -- five to six eggs with
>> hashbrowns or other kind of potatoes. pancakes, oatmeal, fruit, french vanilla coffee with sugar and milk. and just about a week before the competition, you know what he does? he loads up on carbs. spaghetti, fettuccine alfredo. chicken alfredo is his favorite. plus, chicken, steak and other proteins. you don't imagine them eating like that. >> they work it off. >> it'd be nice to do that once or twice. >> yeah. >> if we could get maybe an extra half an hour in the pool? for me? >> no, billy. >> no fettuccine alfredo for you. >> i can feel the buttons popping. >> how's the sweating? >> second droplet. >> next, we've got swimming. you've got the world's best swimmers, countless coaches and trainers poolside. you know what you also have on the sidelines? >> what? >> lifeguards. i'm not kidding. not a lot of people notice this. >> interesting. >> there are actually lifeguards positioned at the olympic
it's an important safety precaution. if something happens to one of the swimmers in the middle -- what are you laughing at? >> why? >> well, let's say they overexert themselves -- >> hit themselves against the wall? >> something. >> walk, lochte. i said walk, do not run on the swim deck. >> no, they're checking to make sure they haven't eaten 20 minutes before jumping into the pool. >> amazing he can walk after all that. >> let's go back to dylan in new york. >> thanks, guys. we'll start thi celebrities are just like us. the oscar-winner and ten-time grammy-winner ranked as the ninth highest paid celebrity by "forbes" said her credit card was declined at h&m. the singer spilled all to the uk's "the mirror." "oh my days, pretty embarrassing. nobody knew it was me but i was mortified." sounds better in her accent. she was shopping before a performance in san jose, where she told the crowd, first thing she does in california is get an
now gwen stefani opened up to "cosmopolitan" about her relationship with blake shelton. you might have caught some flirtatious vibes on set dating back to season two. "they chose to run with that story before anything was even really. i hardly knew him, but it was like it was in the air, happening before it was happening." and blake is here with a huge crowd excited for his concert. for more "pop start" stories, head to "tos" a little more humidity in the mix. a few clouds mix in with sun at times. clouding over tonight, muggy feel overnight, too. low temperature of 73. 60s in the suburbs. rain free. tomorrow, scattered showers and thunderstorms for the afternoon
88 saetd, more 80s monday and tuesday, highs in the low to mid-80s. >> and that's your latest weather. hoda? all right, al, thanks so much. the u.s. women's soccer team kicked off their quest for their fourth straight gold medal with a great win on thursday. they'll be back in action tomorrow against france, which is a powerhouse. >> that's right. three stars of team usa are with us now from just up the road. natalie? goalkeeper hope solo,fi carli lloyd and forward crystal dunn. ladies, good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> good to see you. hope, let's start with you. how important -- i mean, you've got an enormous track record here at the olympics. how important is it to get off to a great start like the one you got off to with new zealand? >> i would say that -- well, it's incredibly important, but i think this is the best start in all of the olympics that i've participated in. i think this is our best start. we scored two great goals. we didn't let, you know, our
the defense played great. then we got lots of players lots of minutes, so we're off to a great start. >> carli, carli, carli, one of the goals came from you. how did that feel? i know you've had that feeling before, but to kick off the olympics with that goal. describe what that feeling was like for you. >> well, i'm just super proud of the team. i think we've got a young, talented team who can contend for this gold medal, and that's really what it's all about. i'm on a mission, like everybody else on the team, to win a gold medal. and it started the other n a great opening match, great goals, and overall really good. now we've got to focus on the next one and just take it one game at a time. >> do you guys still get nervous? crystal, this is your first time on team usa for a big tournament like this. what's the level of nerves that you experience going into the new zealand game and moving forward with france? >> yeah, there were obviously, you know, a couple of nerves here and there, but you know, i'm surrounded by so many great
field. and you know, it's not easy coming into a game, obviously, not having that much time to kind of get settled. but like i said, i'm surrounded by so many great players motivating me, encouraging me every single play. >> by the way, are you enjoying yourselves and having fun? i was interviewing the gymnasts yesterday, and they have this thing where they're just trying to enjoy the olympic experience. have you guys had a chance to get out and about and have some good times? >> i think city, the food is great, the city's been great. the people have been absolutely hospitable, so i have no complaints. i've enjoyed the olympics, even though we're not quite in rio yet. >> let me follow up on that. they did give you a little bit of a hard time, hope, when you touched the ball, chanting "zika" and a few boos because of a tweet you posted. were you surprised by that? >> i've played all over the
it's part of the culture. it's definitely part of the culture here in brazil. it made for a fun environment, a fun atmosphere. you know, no hard feelings, to be honest. i know the brazilian people are having a lot of fun. and honestly, i want a loud stadium. i don't want a silent stadium. so i think it was a fun environment and i can handle a little booing sometimes. >> guys, we are cheering you on. we're wishing you the best of luck. bring home gold for us. carli, hope, crystal, thank you so much. good luck. >> nice to see you ladies. >> thank you. >> appreciate check in with savannah. all right, guys, so excited. we've got blake right here. pretty soon you're going to take the concert stage. are you picking up what i'm putting down? >> i'm eating what you're cooking. >> you are, okay. >> yeah, yeah. >> blake shelton coming up. his fans cannot wait, neither can we. but first, a check of your local
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i like that. tech support that lets your technician see the problem over your smartphone. only from fios. lip-synch battle. all new "fallon." ? tell m we are back. it's friday morning, fifth of august, 2016. we have got excitement here. we have blake shelton here. he's about to start his concert. he has to be one of the best guests and best concerts we have here. everybody loves him. and he goes by, he says hi to everyone -- >> takes care of his fans. >> he's making dreams come true. not to rub it in, hoda, but we're very, very excited about that. there he is. >> oh! >> you guys have something good down there, rio opening ceremony
it kicks off tonight on nbc. lots of people at maracana, billions watching around the world. >> it's going to be big. natalie's going to have more from rio in the next hour. i'm a little sad about blake, i've got to say. >> no, you aren't. >> i need kleenexes. >> don't be sad, hoda. >> we don't have blake, but you know what we have? we have the family of megan guarnier s, one of the top >> show me. >> i'm with blake now, hoda. >> you're literally a world away. >> a world away. >> we have a photo shoot with blake. >> we are the literal worst. all right, let's get a check of the weather. all right, let's show you what we've got going on. bye-bye, hoda! we'll see you soon, though. let's look at your weekend outlook. we're looking at wet weather up
more moisture through the southwest causing monsoonal moisture and more rain there. sunday, sunday! rain continues through the southeast, gulf coast, and that's just the beginning for the gulf coast. it's going to be a wet week looking ahead as well. and speaking of looking ahead, let's look at copacabana beach. women's volleyball versus poland sunday. 83 degrees, sunny skies, going to be spectacular. and we're also checking out archery. that's right, women's archery, sunday, 1:00. partly sunny and 87 degrees. and this friday features more sunshine and humidity. high temperature this afternoon more like august, middle 80s. tonight even muggier with cloudy skies. no rain overnight. if heading out, 73 the low temperature in the city, 60s in some suburbs. tomorrow you may need an umbrella, scattered showers and thunderstorms mid to late afternoon.
plenty of sun monday and tuesday, highs in the middle 80s. >> ooh, blake's got the guitar! he's getting ready! oh, baby. yeah! now let's head back in to dylan. nbcuniversal shows and local stations have been taking part in a relay on social media. a torch has been getting passed across the country from one twitter account to another using #nbcutorchrelay. now, along the way, the dallas-ft. worth weather team has kept the torch on the move. west 2 news down in florida took the torch to the sky. and over 100 stops later, the torch arrived in new york city with our friends at wnbc. now, just in time for tonight's opening ceremony, the torch has finally officially made it to rio with the "today" team. you can check out the full relay
thanks to everyone for taking part. savannah? ? it's all about tonight ? >> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. we have a huge crowd gathered for a live concert from one of our absolute favorites, mr. blake shelton. but before he gets started, let's take a quick look at his amazing career. ? boys around here, sending up a prayer to the man upstairs ? >> for more than a decade, blake shelton, the crooning enormous success on the country music scene. he's won cma's male vocalist of the year five times in a row. he has more than a dozen albums, producing 22 number one hits, 17 of those consecutively, which is the most by any country artist in the modern era. ? your lips taste like sangria ? >> blake shelton is one of the most likable guys in country music, if not the whole world. he's had hit records, number one
latest record is his most personal and auto biographical yet. >> to his divorce to his blossoming relationship with singer gwen stefani -- ? why don't you go ahead and blake my heart ? >> blake shelton opens up on his new album titled "if i'm honest," number one on the billboard chart 15 years after the release of his first album. ? you be my honeysuckle, i'll be your honeybee ? >> his star power just continues to rise, and country music will be back as the wildly popular coach of "the voice" when it kicks off its new season next month. but today he's celebrating with a new fall tour. and before he takes the show on the road, he's bringing a dose of southern charm to our plaza. >> all right, we had a vote on twitter this week. we let blake's fans pick one of his songs. the choices were "honeybee," my favorite, got my vote, "boys
are you ready, blake? the winning song was "boys 'round here." do you know that one? okay, take it away. ? red, red, red, red, red, redneck ? >> y'all ready for this? ?? ?? ? well the boys round here don't listen to the beatles ? ? run ole bocephus through a jukebox needle ? ? at the honky tonk where their boots stomp all night ? ? what, that's right ? ? yeah, and what they call work, digging in the dirt ? ? gotta get it in the ground before the rain comes down ? ? to get paid, to get the girl in your four wheel drive ? ? yeah, the boys round here
? talkin about girls, talking about trucks, running them red dirt roads out kicking up dust ? ? the boys round here sending up a prayer to the man upstairs ? ? backwoods legit, don't take no lip ? ? chew tobacco, chew tobacco, chew tobacco spit ? ? red, red, red, red, redneck ? >> aw, heck. ? they're keeping it country ? ? ain't a damn one know how to do the dougie ? ? you don't do the dougie, no, not in kentucky ? ? but these girls round here yep they still love me ? ? yeah, the girls round here they deserve a whistle, shaking that sugar sweet as dixie crystal ? ? they like that y'all and southern drawl and just can't help it 'cause they keep on falling ? for the boys round here drinking
? talking about girls, talking about trucks ? ? running them red dirt roads out kicking up dust ? the boys round here sending up a prayer to the man upstairs ? ? backwoods legit, don't take no lip ? ? chew tobacco, chew tobacco, chew tobacco spit ? let me hear you say, ooh, let's ride ? ? through the countryside, down ? hey, now, girl, hop inside, me and you gonna take a little ride to the river ? ? let's ride, that's right ? ? lay a blanket on the ground, kissing and the crickets is the only sound ? ? we out of town, ooh, that's right ? ? have you ever got down with a red, red, red, red, red, red, redneck ? ? do you wanna get down with a red, red, red, red, red, red,
with the boys round here ? ? drinking that ice cold beer, talking about girls, talking about trucks ? ? running them red dirt roads out kicking up dust ? ? the boys round here sending up a prayer to the man upstairs ? ? backwoods legit don't take no lip ? ? chew tobacco, chew tobacco, chew tobacco spit ? ? ooh, let's ride, red, red, red, red, red, redneck ? ? of them boys round here ? ? ooh, let's ride, red, red, red, yeah, one of them boys round here ? ? that's right ?? [ cheers and applause ] >> whoo! don't move a muscle. blake is just getting started on our citi concert stage. but first, this is "today" on
? why don't you go ahead ? all right, blake shelton is on top of the world. he has a new number one album called "if i'm honest." we hear he's crazy in love. and next year, he'll be a coach on the 11th season of nbc's "the voice." welcome back! >> again. >> can you believe it? you know, it's been three months since you were here last. and can i just say, around here, we consideu bomb. >> oh, yeah? >> just detonating everywhere! you really are such a love to your fans and to all of us here at the show. do you feel that? >> i feel like i'm on the staff here now. i'm here all the time! >> i feel that way, too. are you secretly a jerk -- >> yes. >> -- and you're just acting really nice? >> yes, i really am. >> okay, i wondered about that. okay, you have a new album, "if i'm honest." do you know it's been exactly 15 years since your new album?
ago. people on twitter were saying "happy anniversary." look at that. >> check out the album cover. can we have just a moment? >> that was like my michael jackson dance move pose there, with a mullet. >> do you ever miss the longer hair? >> no, i don't, actually. life got a lot better after i -- oh, my god. please, take those -- >> you look so cute! >> what the hell is wrong with y'all? take those pictures off there! people are just waking up. you're ruining their day! >> we love you so much. what's blake on tour like? i mean, a rabble-rouser? >> i don't know what that means, but probably. you know, we're starting in oklahoma, which is going to be fun for me. >> your home. >> that is my hometown show. and we're playing here. we're playing in brooklyn, i think, at the -- is it barclay or barclay? >> barclay. >> whatever.
we love having you. >> i love being here. this is my favorite. >> what are you going to sing for us? >> this is my favorite show. i love this way more than i love "the voice." oh, yeah, way more. way more. >> do you miss hoda at all? >> who? who? >> thank you. my man. >> all right. that was for you. that was for you. >> thank you. thank you. so gracious. ?? >> just kidding, hoda. i love you. ? when you put two and two together, you figure out love's got four letters ? ? i should have known that when i met her, but she had to spell it out for me ? ? after all that second guessing it's been a long, hard history lesson ? ? hell, that's a class i got an
perfectly ? ? she put the hurt in hurt, she put the y in try ? ? she put the s.o.b. in sober, she put the hay in hangover ? ? she put the x in sex, she put the "o" in bold ? ? she put a big fu in my future, yeah, she's got a way, she's got a way with words ? >> sad, but it's true ? ? little words like "i" and "do" ? ? lying, cheating, screwed ? ? yeah, all the words i thought i knew ? ? they got a brand-new meaning now ? ? she put the her in hurt, she put the why in try ?
? she put the hang in hangover ? ? she put the ex in sex, she put the low in blow ? ? she put a big f.u. in my future ? ? and she's got a way, she's got a way with words ? ? oh, oh, oh, oh ? ? she's got a way with words ? put the why in try ? ? she put the s.o.b. in sober, she put the hang in hangover ? ? she put the ex in sex, she put the low in blow ? ? she put a big f.u. in my future, yeah, she's got a way ? ? she's got a way with words,
? she's got a way with words, oh, oh, oh, oh ? ? yeah, she's got a way with words ? ? she's got a way with words, she's got a way with words ? ? yeah ?? [ cheers and applause ] >> blake shelton! thank you so much! and blake is back with another song in a moment. ? put the hang in hangover ? ? she put the ex in sex, she put
?? ? girl getting over him and i'm getting over her ? ? the eyes have it made, ain't gotta say a word ? ? misery loves company, that's why it's you and me ? ? buying at the bar as thick as thieves ? ? stealing these little sips, doing our best to make the best of the worst of it ? ? keep playing them songs, keep singing along ? ? keep leaning it on in closer ? ? keep salting the rim, getting even with her ? ? and with him before the night is over ? ? that first kiss was like a
lit ? ? 'til we can't remember, can't remember ? ? what we came here to forget ? ? go ahead and check your phone ? ? like i've been checking mine ? ? nobody's ex is texting for a rewind ? ? looks like it's just me and you falling in love just enough to get us throu w getting through ? ? keep playing them songs, keep singing along ? ? keep leaning it on in closer ? ? keep salting the rim, getting even with her ? ? and with him before the night is over ? ? that first kiss was like a colorado hit ? ? we better keep on keeping it lit ? ? 'til we can't remember, can't
? what we came here to forget ? ? looks like it's just me and you ? ? falling in love just enough to get us through what we're getting through ? ? keep playing them songs, keep singing along ? ? keep leaning it on in closer ? ? keep salting the rim, ? and with him before the night is over ? ? that first kiss was like a colorado hit ? ? you better keep on keeping it lit ? ? 'til we can't remember, can't remember what we came here to forget ?
?? we've got a lot more with blake, another song. you're going to chat with these guys next hour. he just said the cutest thing. i said i love the song song?" you really think we don't know your song. >> you guys get bombarded here with all kinds of singers, i don't know. glad you do. >> we love blake. >> when gwen was here, she blasted it out of the park. >> i was here in new york city with her when she did that, but i was so hot. i was like, i'll just stay here in the air conditioning. have fun out there. >> are you going to be watching the olympics? are you into it? >> i am now. i didn't -- like, i didn't realize until this week, i started seeing all the highlights and stuff.
here! so, absolutely, i'm going to watch it. absolutely. >> in fact, natalie's going to be joining us tonight to get us ready coming up in the next hour for the opening ceremony. do you like pizza? >> have you seen me? of course. who are you talking to? >> if you want to hang around, i'm making a breakfast pizza today. >> okay. fios is not cable. we're wired differently. e wagner's house with 100 meg internet. which means that in the time it takes mr. wagner to pour a 20 oz. cup of coffee, tommy can download 30 songs, and jan can upload 120 photos. 12 seconds. that's the power of fiber optics. and right now you can get 100 meg internet with equal upload and dowloads speeds, tv and phone for just $69.99 per month online. cable can't offer internet speeds this fast at a price this good.
good morning. 8:57. 73 degrees. friday, august 5th. i am darlene rodriguez. in brooklyn, police are reviewing surveillance video after a deadly shooting in a store parking lot that happened outside auto zone on flat bush avenue in east flat a group of people got into an argument. one man was shot in the chest. the victim managed to drive to a police station. he did die later at the hospital. staten island police are investigating a robbery at a hotel. two men walked up to the desk at the ra mad a inn, one carrying a gun. not clear if they got anything. mta announced it will start to test countdown clocks in more stations.
screen with more information than ones found in some stations. for now, new clocks will be on. n. q. r line in manhattan. heads up, there are 15 minute scattered delays out of penn station. expect diversions because of an earlier disabled train. 2, 3, 7 east subway lines will cross honor tickets. on the roads, the slow, accident by exit 8 elm street shut two lanes. 78 eastbound by 287, delays back a few miles there. then over on route 9 north, accident investigation by old mill road is jamming things up. back to you. let's check the weather. increasing clouds, muggy, 85 is the high. tomorrow, scattered showers and thunderstorms, high of 88. sunday, lots of sun, low humidity, 85 degrees. monday, more sun, high of 84.
this morning on "today's take," country superstar blake shelton hits our stage for one of the biggest concerts of summer. then, ben affleck's wardrobe malfunction has got everybody talking. and we're throwing rules out the window with the ultimate pizza for breakfast. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take," live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. ?? got a big crowd out on the plaza, and there's a good reason for it. blake shelton putting on a show, just killing it out there on the plaza. he's going to sit with us in a few minutes, do another song for us. stick around this hour. i'm willie geist with al and
>> and we have the air cranked up because he broke into a sweat out there. he said he's hot. he said he didn't show up to watch gwen play because it was so hot, in a heat wave. but today it was what, 80s, and he was drenched. so, we've cranked the air up for him. got the air going. >> paper towels? >> let's work it out. work it out. >> okay. if you go into a public restroom. >> yeah? >> they've got these electronic -- >> hand sensors. >> that dispenses the paper can't reach in and pull the paper towels? the ones here, first of all, they come out at about a mile per hour and then dispense a little piece like that. >> yeah. >> so, now you're trying to, like -- if they're even working, or the battery goes out. they are worthless! >> well, it's because when people -- when you have the ones that you pull out on your own, people pull out multiple, ends up littering the floor. so, it's more about controlling the environment of it. >> i like the new, the super strong dyson one where you stick
>> you don't like that. it has to be fast, though. >> here's the thing, you go into the wash room. what if you want to wash your face? now how do you put your face in the dryer? >> how many times do you find yourself washing your face? >> now and then you want to freshen up. >> getting off the plane. >> you get off the plane, you want to towel up a bit. >> really? i have to pretty much say i don't think i've ever gone to a public bathroom -- >> you know? come on! >> we did a study, because we love studies around here, that the dryer things are --he >> yeah, they're less hygienic. >> they're less sanitary, less hygienic. >> my complaint is with the automatic faucet, because it never works the first four times. you get in, it doesn't work. >> by the way, you go in, and now you don't know what's working, what's automatic and what isn't. you go in, oh, nothing's coming -- oh, i've got to turn this on, but the soap comes out automatically and splats on your pants! >> well, you know today's friday. it's supposed to be happy, celebratory -- >> i know, but i'm --
room and he's fired up and i wanted to give him a platform. >> when you're so angry, you can't get words out. >> here's what's going to make you happy. >> yes, hit me. >> the opening ceremony is tonight -- >> i feel better already, yes! >> for the olympics. just a few hours to go until the big, incredible spectacle we cannot wait to see. natalie is on the ground in rio. >> do they have automatic towel dispensers down there? >> yes, they do, al. >> oh! >> because this is a country that really is about preserving the environment. have you packed your bags? are you ready? >> yeah, >> yeah, i'm ready. >> all set? >> i'm ready. >> what? >> the speedo! >> oh, the speedo. you're going to be wearing -- >> yeah, i've got willie's speedo. >> it's used? even better. >> gently used. >> i would pay to see that! not. let's get back to that happy, celebratory place, all right? >> you don't want to know!
back on the road. >> well, the moment has finally arrived. this is going to be rio's time to shine. about a billion people worldwide are going to be tuning in to watch tonight's opening ceremony at the iconic soccer stadium, maracana. it's going to be the place to be tonight. i will be there. of course, matt, hoda, meredith will be hosting. now, what we have learned, according to matt, meredith and hoda as well, and the creative directors, including the f meirelles, is it will include diversity, tolerance. that's what makes brazil so beautiful here, a culture that really does not look at people by the color of their skin. they really embrace everyone here. it's less about the opulence. it's going to be less, perhaps, flashy technologically, meredith told me earlier, but very creative. they will highlight brazil's
their music, despite all the social and economic problems that exist here in brazil. this is a proud group of people, happy people, and happy americans here ready. >> yes. >> they're ready! [ chanting "usa" ] >> you'll be hearing a lot of that in the stadium, for sure. one of brazil's famous faces, be ready to see gisele bundchen. we know she's taking part, she's been rehearsing. we know there will be "the girl into what she'll be doing, but i don't want to give too much away. but you can expect that she will be slenderous in whatever she's wearing. a lot of proud athletes from all over the world here, including team usa, especially at the olympic village. we saw video of them earlier. they were raising the american flag. and hopefully, that's just the first of many times they're going to be hearing the national anthem as they stand on the podiums with medals around their necks. u.s. athletes, of course, making
what better way to get into the spirit than a little carpool karaoke? and that's exactly what you can expect from team usa swimming. all right, we have got michael phelps, missy franklin, katie ledecky, among many other swimmers, all packed in one car, and take a look at what they do. >> hey, mom, we're doing carpool karaoke right now. let me call you back. ? i hop on the plane at l.a.x. ? ? welcome to the land of in excess, am i gonna fit in ? ? jump in the cab for the first time, look to the right and i see the hollywood sign ? >> gets you in the party mood! and who knew? i mean, missy franklin has some pipes! she actually can sing, if you really watch her mouthing along, she's singing, too. and michael phelps even
of others. sing it with me. you know it back here. ? party in the usa ? here we go. we're getting the party started. opening ceremony starts tonight, 7:30 eastern and pacific, right on nbc. so, be sure to tune in, guys. i will be there. >> we will be watching with you, natalie. >> it's going to be amazing. >> and raising the roof, just the way you were. >> just like that. >> fantastic. nice job, natalie. thanks, nat. we'll see you. >> thank you. >> see ya! >> it's 9:07 -- >> worked out well, >> it's 9:07, and someone else is at home hungry with me. >> i'm with you. >> let's go to the obligatory food segment of day. so when it comes to brownies, do you prefer the edge corner or the middle? >> edge. >> like the little crispy edge. >> you do? i love the middle! so, we would be able to get along. our lovely jerry -- >> i'm an edge. >> you're an edge guy? this restaurant in norfolk -- >> norfolk. >> i always say it wrong. virginia.
so, the restaurant, i guess they tell you with their coding system -- >> philly-style steaks and subs. they tell you, corner piece -- >> right, right. >> and corner pieces are the most popular, according to them. >> according to them. >> you want the middle one? you've got to get in there. >> for example, pizza, do you like crust with your pizza? do you like the middle price, like a sicilian pizza? do you like the middle? >> the middle, right. >> oh, on a sicilian pizza. the middle, actually. >> yeah, >> roast beef, do you like the end? >> i like the middle. >> middle. >> i think people like the ends of things because there's a couple of different textures. >> right. >> there's caramelization on the corners. >> yeah. the only problem with the middle is that, like, you guys didn't take this end, so i had to move it with my hands, and if you're one of those people who don't like other people to touch their food -- >> i'm good. we're family. >> it's all good. so, that's a little crunchy. >> that's my food segment of the
>> so, don't go away. >> and i'm eating your breakfast pizza. in the meantime, seriously, folks, i am really concerned about our friends in the gulf coast. you know, yesterday new orleans, they had an ef-0 tornado, hit in the 7th ward, where of course, they're still suffering from the leftover effects of katrina. we've got this meandering low pressure system, a ton of gulf moisture. and so, look at this, next three days we're talking about between, like say across florida, bradenton, 2 to 3 inches, but upwards of 7 inches right along the coast. we see another system developing, high pressure off the east coast combining. look at this next seven days. 10 to 15 inches of rain on top of what will already fall. widen it out, you can see the heavy rain goes all the way to panama city and more heavy rain along the gulf coast. so, i think we're going to be looking at flooding issues going into next week.
and sunshine will continue this friday. plenty of it. humidity in the mix. 85 the forecast high. clouds mixing with sun at times. clouding over tonight, a muggy feeling overnight. low temperature 73. tomorrow scattered showers, maybe thunderstorms in the afternoon and early evening, upper 80s, clears out sunday lots of sunshine, low humidity, more of the same monday and tuesday. highs in the low to mid-80s. >> and that is your latest weather. this guy was just tearing it up out on our plaza. >> what guy? what guy? that guy! >> this guy. blake shelton. how are you, man? >> talk to me. >> come on over, let's talk. >> we are going to talk -- >> do you prefer the end or middle? end or middle? >> brownie? you said it was going to be like a pizza or something. >> no, breakfast pizza's later.
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?? >> blake shelton likes brownies. an important footnote. by the way, he's also won cma's male vocalist of the year five times in a row, and he just proved why out on the summer concert stage. >> now blake has a brand-new album, "if i'm honest," which hit number one on the billboard bravo! >> that's what we're talking about. the show was so good. we also brought you an early edition of our breakfast pizza, if you'd like that. >> thank you. that's got a raw egg. very good. >> sunny side up. >> that's good. >> so, i mean, are you surprised how fast this hit number one? it's just blown up. >> yeah, it surprises me every time i release a record -- >> really? >> because i think you have to think in terms of, like, what if that was it, you know? all the stuff that's already happened.
know, along the way is a big deal, you know what i mean? so, yeah, i was surprised. because you never know when people are done with you, you know what i mean? because you're getting old. >> oh, come on! stop it some more. >> i am young, yeah. >> we can show the old pictures of you, if you feel -- >> oh, yeah, let's do another segment. >> in the last hour. >> so sweet of her, wasn't it? >> and they just kept coming. >> it's like, okay, i get it. >> come on. >> oh, my! >> do you recognize -- if you're honest, do r guy? >> i mean, that is ridiculous! >> is that like a mullet? >> why didn't my family or friends or somebody tell me how stupid i looked? >> but at the time, you probably looked cool. >> in what time period did that look cool? >> i don't know. >> what are you talking about? >> you look adorable! >> "achy brakey," wasn't it? early '90s? >> there was no girl in my life, i can tell you that. >> you've got a jheri curl going there. >> for sure. >> blake, one of the great --
>> yes, they are. >> selling the crap out of my records. >> look at the billboard. the album "if i'm honest," is this a diary -- >> it doesn't matter. >> yes, it is a diarrhea. >> is that what she said? >> diary. she said diary. >> oh, i thought she was completely going for it, diarrhea. >> no, it's a diary! >> it is, it is. it's kind of a timeline of the last, you know, year and a half of my life. >> did you drink hoda's wine before you came that year, in that year, in that time span. >> see how he brought it back? >> "if i'm honest" is the name of the album. >> and you're being honest. how about the pop-up shows you've been doing lately? >> i did one in kansas city and one in denver, and it's fun, because i always roll into town. i've been in the business so long, and i mean, even the people that were standing out there in the plaza, you know, i mean, they're so good to me. so, it's fun to just roll into
morning, saying hey, we're setting up, free show tonight, whatever, and play for a few hours, you know? i've been doing that for, you know, on and off for a few years, but we did a couple last week. >> that was cool. >> fun. so fun. >> one of the great songs on the album "go ahead and break my heart." i love the story of it. >> thank you. >> because of the way that gwen stefani tells it is you sent her an unfinished song and said i want you to do the last verse. is that the way it happened? >> yeah, but it's funny, because i only started the song to just try to impress her, getting to know each other. and it was like, i'm going to write her a song. that's what i'm going to do. >> oh, that's so smooth. >> then she writes the last verse and it's way better, like, okay! one-upped me there. worked out for the album, though. >> you're a confident man, though, you know? >> sell an album. here you go! hey, folks, don't go anywhere. blake shelton's going to perform one more song, "sangria." first, these messages. >> can we show the picture one more time? >> please, put that up there.
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>> these kids schooled me on style because they have major style going on. >> oh, okay! >> let's start with jasmine. she told me she loves to be cozy and loves sweaters. so, we did an updated sweater look, belted around the waist. this is all available at jcpenney. and we didn't mix prints. can't aren't too young to mix prints. you think of that as a sophisticated adult look, but you can. simple stripes, an easy t-shirt dress so she's comfortable at school with this great poncho sweater over it. has a little bit of a count bottom, belted, a little bag and flats and she's ready to go back to school in style. thanks, jasmine. >> i love that sweater! i would sub it for a poncho. so cute. >> next up, we have brother and sister duo here. >> oh. >> this is abby and oscar. >> all right. >> and so, abby looks adorable. talk about her style, right? >> do it again. >> do what you did. >> ooh! >> nice. >> for abby, it's like a taylor swift-inspired look. >> i like that.
with, of course, a plaid flannel, an essential for back to school, and gave her a jean jacket. every back-to-school wardrobe definitely needs one of these. gave her a flower for a little bojo country, and then a look isn't complete without cowboy boots, right? so we gave her the ankle boots. and here on oscar, he definitely did not need my help. he knew exactly what he wanted, has great style. aztec t-shirt with the aztec on the side. >> oscar looks exactly like blake shelton >> he kind of does! >> with the dimples? >> i know! >> you're like a dead ringer. so cute. >> and distressed denim with cool kicks from congress. >> so cute. >> then we have antoinette. and she's showing us also kind of a bohemian country look with this crochet dress. and she told me she loves fringe booties. >> cute. >> shake them for us. show it off. there you go. and of course, a backpack is an essential for back-to-school. i think her personal style is
>> i never went to school one day this fabulous. >> i didn't either. >> goodness gracious! >> will you guys stand up so we can get one last look? >> and we have a surprise for you. >> we do? >> we have a mystery guest. can you please come in, sir? >> we have a surprise guest! >> here he is. >> who is it? >> blake shelton. >> what's up? hi! >> some of your superfans. >> how are you doing? hi there. how are you doing? >> jasmine, abby, oscar, antoinette, meet your best friend, blake! how are you doing? >> i'm doing good. great to see you. >> do your deal. >> so, we actually have one more surprise, i think, for you guys. >> yes. >> right? >> we do? >> do we have something coming out? >> ymca academic achievement program. there we go. now, you guys are such awesome kids. we know how much you love the ymca. so, since you love the ymca so much, we would like to present a check for $20,000 from jcpenney to support the ymca academic
>> excited? >> yeah! all right. >> blake, we've dubbed oscar your twin. >> your twin. >> all right! >> so cute. >> it's so true! >> you shouldn't like that. >> and if you like these looks, head to today.com/style. >> very nice. you guys are, like, spee i had that dream again -- that i was on the icelandic game show. and everyone knows me for discounts, like safe driver and paperless billing. behind the discounts. oh, it's like my father always told me -- "put that down. that's expensive." of course i save people an average of nearly $600, but who's gonna save me? [ voice breaking ] and that's when i realized... i'm allergic to wasabi. well, i feel better. it's been five minutes. talk about progress. [ chuckles ]
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on sunday. they're going to be taking on poland at 10:00 a.m. partly sunny skies and 83 degrees. of course, our weekend outlook looks like this. we're expecting to see more rain in the southeast. i guess that's all we're going to do right now. you know what your local fo and this friday features more sunshine, a little more humidity. high temperature this afternoon starts to feel like august in the middle tonight even muggier with cloudy skies developing. no rain overnight. if heading out, don't need the umbrella. 73 in the city, 60s in the suburbs. tomorrow you may need the umbrella with scattered showers and thunderstorms mid to late afternoon. back to sunshine, less humid sunday, 85. plenty of sun monday and tuesday, highs middle 80s. >> that's your latest weather. ?? >> got my mug in hand.
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?? on "today's food," we're going to wrap up a week of farmers' market finds. one way of getting your delicious veggies are breakfast pizza. my son and i go to the great barrington farmers' market on the weekends and this place, somo catering makes a great breakfast pizza, so i've been trying to make it at home and i think it's worked out well. you start with garden-fresh stuff like basil, arugula, tomatoes, cheeses, eggs, everything you can get farmers' market, store-bought pizza. or you can make your own. start, we want to get different layers of flavor. cut cloves of garlic in half, put them in the oven about 15 minutes at 350, and they'll come out like this. you're going to make a nice compound garlic butter. you want to make sure the garlic doesn't burn because then it becomes bitter. and you squeeze out the cloves of garlic in there and it's really great because it adds an extra layer of flavor. you just push that out.
on the side. now, in the meantime, i love caramelized onions. >> me, too! >> yes. >> it adds a certain sweetness. just in plain butter, take one or two onions and grill them down until they get to this consistency. some folks like it a little harder, a little more brown, whatever your taste buds desire, you can do that. now, you take your pizza dough and you spread it out on an overturned cookie sheet sprayed with pam or any kind of cooking oil. again, you could even use of those gogalies. and you're going to prebake this in the oven at about 350 for six to seven minutes so it becomes a little browner. you get that kind of started off. >> this is really good. >> it is good. >> then you start to layer all your stuff. as you can tell, you brush in more garlic butter. you'll brush it first over there when you put it in, you'll brush some more on. then you're going to put in your onions, which, again, have been
italian type, prosciutto, cooked bacon. put that on top. again, the great part about this is you're using everything that's come from the farmers' market, all right? then you're going to put on your cherry tomatoes, you spread it around. we've got some great barada cheese you can put in there. >> this is amazing. you make this for your family? >> i do. i do. >> oh, my god. >> you put a little hole in the middle, and then to add the breakf to put an egg right in the middle. >> you put the egg on before you start baking it, really? >> you've really prebaked the crust. >> the crust. >> then you'll put this back in the oven for another six, seven, eight minutes -- 12 minutes. make it 12 minutes, until that gets set. you could leave it in a little bit longer if you like your egg a little more done. and you end up with something looking like this. >> al, it's phenomenal. >> and i -- you know what, it's just -- and people can make their own. you can have a little pizza building station.
doesn't want that on there and puts more vegetables on. it's fantastic. hope you'll give this a try. >> never thought about the egg on the pizza, but it totally works. >> it finishes it off. we also want to mention a "today" food club member standout. jan d'atri from our affiliate in scottsdale, arizona, made this fantastic zucchini crust pizza. >> wow! jan. >> sauteed everything in the farmers' markets right now, so it's a perfect time. you want that recipe and ours, go to today.com/food. >> bravo! >> okay, so, yes. thank you very much. thank you. >> well done, al. >> we've already had pizza for breakfast. how about a little "sangria" to go with it? oh, and hoda's in rio. unbelievable. country king. two things that are hoda's favorites, sangria and blake shelton. we're comboing them, right after
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>> announcer: the "citi concert series" on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> blake shelton's brought his country swagger to the big city this morning with an amazing concert right outside on our plaza. >> that's right. his latest number one album called "if i'm honest." >> here to sing his number one song, "sangria," mr. blake shelton. ?? ? you're crashing into me like waves on the coast ? ? every time we talk, you move in close ? ? i don't want you to stop, i don't want you to stop tonight ?
on a straw hut bar ? ? trying to remember what number we are ? ? string of white lights making your eyes shine tonight ? ? we're buzzing like that no vacancy sign out front ? ? your skin is begging to be kissed by a little more than the sun ? ? you take my hand in yours, you lean in ? ? and your lips taste like ?? ? you're a wrecking ball dancing down the hallway ? ? holding your shoes, wearing my shades ? ? we fall against the door, we
vacancy sign out front ? ? your skin is begging to be kissed by a little more than the sun ? ? you take my hand in yours, you lean in ? ? and your lips taste like sangria ? ? your lips taste like sangria ? ? only thing i wanna do tonight is drink you like a spanish wine ? ? let you let this head of mine keep spinning, spinning around ? ? we're buzzing like that no vacancy sign out front ? ? your skin is begging to be kissed by a little more than the sun ? ? you take my hand in yours, you
? your lips taste like sangria ? ? your lips taste like sangria ? ? your lips taste like sangria ? ?? ? oh, oh, oh ? ?? [ cheers and applause ] >> blake shelton, ladies and gentlemen. his new album is called "if i'm honest." we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. ? your lips taste like sangria ?
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