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vote. >> i want to see -- >> behind closed doors, biden acknowledging his presidential legacy hangs in the balance. we're live with the very latest. charged, former new york governor andrew cuomo facing a criminal complaint of a sex crime, accused of groping a woman at the executive mansion during his time in office. this morning, what prosecutors are saying about the case and how cuomo himself is responding. breaking her silence. overnight, the woman in charge of the weapons on alec baldwin's movie speaks out for the very first time saying it was not her fault. just ahead, what she's revealing about the discovery of live ammunition on set and why she says the entire production was unsafe. those stories, plus round two, the new storm set to bring even more flooding and high winds to millions of people along the east coast today. al's forecast, straight ahead. and are you ready? the costumes are prepared, the crowd is in place and the fun is about to begin. >> halloween is here. come on, let's go already. >> as we get a jump start on halloween with the big celebration on the plaza and our can't miss reveal today, friday, october 29th, 2021. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb live from
studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> morning, everybody. welcome to "today." 7:00 a.m. on the west coast. so glad you're us with. this the one is of our favorite fridays of the month. the. >> we have a quick change. we're going to put on our halloween costumes later. we have an extravaganza and a bunch of people outside. we're ready to celebrate. >> it's going to be epic. before we get to the fun, we have a lot to get to including the holiday forecast. how is it looking for trick or treaters on the west coast? >> a strong storm packing heavy rain and high winds impact the big weekend? in the east, al will have the full forecast. >> and then breaking overnight, we're hearing for the first time from the woman who oversaw firearms and the set of "rust." what she is saying hours after the sheriff leading the investigation accused her of not being accurate. we're live in santa fe. >> we'll begin with president biden kicking off his second overseas trip this morning. with that historic and very personal meeting an audience at
the vatican with pope francis. his trip to capitol hill just leaving for europe failed to vote on agenda. peter alexander is in rome traveling with the president this morning. peter, good morning. >> good morning to you. president biden this morning spending nearly an hour and a half privately with pope pran ses. they discussed climate change, covid-19 and human rights. it's been almost 60 years since john f. kennedy was here. the president giving him a ceremonial coin. the pope gave pim volumes of papal documents and a signed message for peace. the president for this day putting on hold the lingering hesitation among some democrats about voting on his agenda at home. >> president biden wrap up a meeting with pope francis. >> thank you.
>> the president appearing emotional presenting the pope with a commander counsel in memory of his son beau. >> i know my son would want me to give this to you. >> they clasped hands as commended the pope for his courage. >> you are the most significant warrior for peace i've ever met. >> after that personal visit, the president now turning to meetings with other world leaders without the political victory he has been hoping for. while president biden was in if flight, the house postponed any vote on a bipartisan infrastructure bill until next week after progressive refused to support it amid a standoff over the $1.75 trillion social spending bill. >> clearly to my mind it has major gaps in it. >> but overnight, they expressed confidence they could pass both bills together next week. the president earlier privately telling democrats, quote, i don't think it's hyperbole to say that the democratic house and senator majorities and my presidency will be determined by what happened in the next week.
>> after months of tough and of what is in that plan, universal pre-k, tax credit that millions of parents receive in the form of monthly checks. largest investment in affordable housing and more than half a trillion in clean energy and climate investments. >> the bill will truly transform this nation. >> what's knocked out of the plan? tuition free community college, a broad expansion of medicare and paid family and medical leave. democrats can't pass the plan without every senate democrat including west virginia's joe manchin whose opposition forced them to abandon key climate change provisions and paid leave for working parents. all of it frustrating his colleagues. >> what i don't like is this idea that one guy would stand in the wau of doing it. >> president biden is in rome for the g-20 in a separate summit in scotland that tauz place next week and will focus
on climate change. he hoped to have specific u.s. achievementes to point to before the gatherings really to fortify his call for action by world leaders. white house officials that we spoke to down played any concerns on that. they insist the world leaders are sophisticated and they understand these are complex negotiations and that the u.s. will get it done, but it certainly would have given the president a big boost. right now he is meeting the with the italian prime minister and later with macron. that will be the first time since they were together suns a diplomatic dispute between the two countries over a botched submarine deal. a full plate for the president on his first day here, savannah. >> peter alexander traveling with the president, thank you, peter. another major story is unfolding right here in new york. former governor andrew cuomo now charged with a misdemeanor sex crime and ordered to appear in court just two months after leaving office in disgrace amid a barrage of allegations. nbc's anne thompson is following that story >> good morning, hoda.
good morning, savannah this is stunning when you think it was a little more than a year ago that people were talking about andrew cuomo as a possible presidential candidate. now he's charged with a crime that could put him behind bars this morning, andrew cuomo's horrible year just got worse with his attorney insisting cuomo never assaulted anyone, today he faces a misdemeanor charge of forceable touching for an alleged incident last december at the governor's executive mansion. the complaint filed by the albany county sheriff says cuomo did intentionally and to more legitimate purpose place his hand on to her body part he touched her left breast for the purpose of degrading and gratifying his sexual desire the name of the accuser is redacted in the complaint. while the details are similar to the accusations made by brittany
commissopp my breast over my bra in august. when he stepped down, she said his resignation was not enough >> he didn't take responsibility he didn't really apologize he almost had the attitude as though he is the victim when he is not the victim. he is the victimizer >> reporter: an investigation by the new york state attorney general released this summer found 11 women credible in their claims cuomo sexually harassed them, including commisso in resigning his office, the three-term democrat insisted he never did anything wrong >> in my mind, i've never crossed the line with anyone but i didn't realize the extent to which the line has been redrawn. >> reporter: and in a statement overnight, cuomo's attorney says
this is not professional law enforcement, this is politics. says the actions now taken against the former governor further validate the findings in our report >> all right so, anne, what is next for cuomo? cuomo? and you talked about charges potentially. >> the first thing is the former governor is required to be in court on novembe and you talked about charges potentially. >> the first thing is the former governor is required to be in court on november 17th for his arraignment. and if he is convicted for forceful touching, he could get up to a year in prison but first time offenders can get just probation meanwhile, that report has four other district attorneys in the state investigating alleged incidents in their jurisdiction. so this is not over by any stretch of the imagination >> anne, thank you so much also this morning, the showdown is intensifying over covid mandates in cities and things are coming to a head here in new york. police officers, firefighters and other city workers must show proof of vaccination by tonight or risk losing their jobs.
gabe gutierrez is on the story for us gabe, good morning >> reporter: savannah, good morning. 160,000 workers of new yorci have in the 5:00 p.m. tonight to show proof they have at least one shot as that deadline approaches, the largest fire department in the nation, the fdny is preparing for a possible shortage of first responders today in new york city, unvaccinated municipal workers have just hours to get their first covid shot employees who don't have at tonight face unpaid leave starting monday. >> our members should have a choice about their health. >> hundredors of firefighters and their supporters protesting thursday outside mayor bill de blasio's home. >> i'm not against vaccines, but i'm against taking people's freedom. >> reporter: right now, the fdny says just 65% of its firefighters have received at
least one shot. union officials say unto one-fifth of fire departments will close. it's planning mandatory overtime and canceling vacations if necessary. >> we expected a lot of the vaccinations would happen toward the end of the deadline and it's going to make everyone safer ultimately. >> reporter: a new study shows 1 in 4 workers nationwide say their employer requires them to get the covid vaccine. only 5% of unvaccinated adults say they've left the job because of a vaccine mandate. but nationwide, the requirements remain a flash point. overnight, los angeles county sheriff alex villanueva called the vaccine mandate an imminent threat to public safety saying the mandate is causing a mass exodus from the sheriff's department. missouri's governor just barred
state offices from punishing those who decline the shot. and in chicago, first responders are asking a judge to block a vaccine mandate order. but the mayor there says the vast majority of city employees are complying. >> i don't expect us to see any significance or reduction in the number of members that are ready, willing and able to work. >> reporter: here in new york city, the largest police union sued the city earlier this week asking a judge to temporarily halt the mandate, but the judge denied that request saying the mandate could go into effect as scheduled. >> gabe, thank you. 7:12. a lot more to get to. say good morning to craig. >> good morning to you. the justice department has agreed to settle lawsuits filed by families of the nine people who were killed in that 2015 mass shooting at a historically black church in south carolina. they had sued after the fbi failed to block the sale of the gun that was used in the rampage. here is our justice correspondent, nbc's pete
williams. >> reporter: the settlement the 2015 shooting at mother emanuel amc church in charleston, south carolina. 20-year-old dylann roof was welcomed when he walked in during bible study, but he opened fire killing nine people and later confessed saying he acted in hopes of uniting a race war. the family sued after the fib background system failed to fight a conviction in roof's record, one that should have blocked his purchase of the gun he used. james comey, director at the time said we're all sick this happened. thursday, lawyers for the 14 people who sued said the justice department agreed to settle. >> we cannot bring back those nine victims. we cannot erase the scars that those survivors have. but what we do here today as lawyers and these families is we say we stand on justice. >> reporter: the government will pay a total of $25 million tort five survivors and $63 million
to the families of those killed. $88 million in total. the families say that is symbolically important since 88 is a white supremacist code one that dylann roof wore on his shoes. >> african-americans cannot always seek equal justice in our courts, this is a beacon and reminder for all of us that justice does exist. >> reporter: even so, jennifer says it still leaves a void. >> you can all take the settlement. bring my husband back to me.ing. >> reporter: her daughter said they would make sure their father's legacy never dies for "today," pete williams, nbc news washington. let's switch gears now and we say good morning to al. al, everyone wants to know >> yes >> what is the trick or treat forecast >> well, a good portion of the country is going to look pretty night, but here in the northeast, we have to get to some severe weather. a lot of wet weather stretching from kansas city, chicago, st. louis, cleveland, bristol,
washington, d.c., this is all pushing to the north and east. into the mid-atlantic and the northeast, 18 million people under coastal flood warnings, coastal floods advisories, up to three feet of coastal flooding possible from norfolk all the way to atlantic city today and we've got wind advisories and high wind warnings for 21 million people from the appalachians all the way to parts of new england today this system will be pushing up, lifting into the northeast gusty winds, heavy rain, coastal flooding a possibility we move into tomorrow. this new storm system develops off the coast. that's going to intensify rain for our friends in new england that soaking rain will cause flooding most likely pushing through. some of the rainfall amounts anywhere from 1 to 3 inches, but locally could be up to four. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds ♪ meow, meow, meow, meow. ♪ ♪ meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow. ♪ ♪ meow, meow, meow, meow, meow. ♪
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>> no, just before coming up, a new development in the alec baldwin movie shooting. what one woman is saying about the live ammunition used, safety conditions on set and her emotional message to the victim's family. also, our exclusive interview with alex murdaugh's long time housekeeper. she's speaking out and his arrest on insurance charges. but first, this is "today" on nbc. ever wonder how san francisco became the greenest big city in america? just ask the employee owners of recology. we built the recycling system from the ground up, helping san francisco become the first city in the country to have a universal recycling and composting program for residents and businesses.
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good morning. it is 7:26. i am marcus washington. here's today's top stories including the bay area pitch for fifa's 2026 world cup. >> today and tomorrow the 49ers along with the mayors of san francisco, san josé, will host officials from fifa and give them a tour of levi stadium and try to convince them some of the world cup soccer games should be considered to be here in 2026.
fifa will choose 10 to 12 host cities here, and that decision is expected early next kwraebg. good morning. i am cierra johnson outside of golden gate park. this weekend is a big weekend because of the music festival. a lot of the roads around this park will be closed and the roads will be congested, the ones that remain open. it's important to note that there's a shuttle starting at 11:00 and runs until an hour after the show. you can also take public transit, muni has extended routes and hours, and be sure and check their website for that information. and now for a look at the forecast, and meteorologist, kari hall, standing by. >> temperatures heading for the mid-70s. we will be slightly cooler for halloween weekend, and we will watch not one but two storm systems set to move in by early
it's 7:30, friday morning, october 29th. we're treating it like it's the 31st, though, guys, because for us, halloween has arrived. it's ow big party on the plaza. we wait all year for this. we're so happy to see all of our friends decked out. they did it. >> there are some creepy costumes out there, as well. >> we're going to have a celebration and there's a really good prize for a couple of folks out there. so we'll have fun. 7:30 headlines now. facebook has a new name, ceo mark zuckerberg announcing the change yesterday in a recorded video message.
>> i am proud to announce that starting today, our company is now meta. >> meta. the change will not affect the name of the company's signature app which will remain facebook, but it will mean a new identity for the corporate umbrella that also owns instagram and whatsapp. this comes at a time after leaked documents portrayed the company as putting profits over people. some frightening moments at the airport in los angeles overnight, reports of a gunman caused about 300 people inside the terminal to flee on to the tarmac at l.a.x. flights were grounded for almost an hour. three people were detained by police, but police say no shots were fired and no weapons were ever recovered. folks, if you fell asleep before the end of the nfl on thursday night, you missed another good one. the game coming down to the final seconds. >> end zone and picked off! intercepted by russ the douglas.
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weapons on the set of the alex baldwin movie "rust" breaking her silence. her attorneys releasing a statement overnight saying she's been falsely portrayed and slandered in the media added she fought for training, days to maintain weapons and days to maintain gunfire, but ultimately was overruled by the production. the production became unsafe due to various factors including safety meetings. with production shut down, gutierrez reed's statement comes one week after alec baldwin shot and killed cinematographer halyna hutchins with a gun he was told was safe to use. the sheriff telling savannah thursday there is a discrepancy between what the film's 24-year-old armorer told detectives and the facts on the ground.
>> according to the court documents, the armorer, hannah gutierrez reed told investigators, quote, no live am mow is ever kept on set. given your investigation so far, is that an accurate and truthful statement? >> no, obviously, it isn't. that was a live round that struck and killed miss hutchins. so that is not an accurate statement as far as i'm concerned. >> reporter: gutierrez reed's attorney went on to say safety is hannah's number one priority on set. hannah has no idea where the live rounds came from. hannah and the proper master gained control over the gun and she never witnessed anyone shoot live rounds with these guns nor would she permit that. the santa fe county prosecutor says while it's too early to speculate on criminal charges, the film's producers, which include alec baldwin, could be held responsible. >> there is precedent in new mexico for going after companies criminally when there were huge lapses in safety standards. so we yes, it could happen.
>> reporter: this morning, a possible criminal probe under way as the 24-year-old in charge of weapons breaks her silence. >> miguel, obviously, this is prompting a big conversation about safety standards in the movie industry, but in particular, lower budget movies like this one. >> reporter: that is right, savannah. there's not only been talk of change on movie sets, but there's been some action on film and tv sets already. directors say they will no longer use real guns, instead only using plastic or simulated guns. they say they will do things differently. back to you. >> thank you. coming up next, craig, you've got an exclusive interview tied to one of the mysteries rounding that once prominent south carolina. >> we do. we sat down with the family of his housekeeper. the housekeeper died after a fall right outside murdaugh's
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back now, 7:39 and the latest in the case of alex murdaugh >> craig, you spoke with one family that led to his arrest. >> this saga has many chapters first he was the believed husband after his wife and son were shot at their home. then he admitted to that bizarre attempt to stage his own suicide. now, he finds himself accused of a very different crime, tied to the death of a woman who served his family for years this week, we sat down with her family >> she worked hard at what she did. and she loved what she did she took honor in the job that she did. >> gloria satterfield was the murdaugh family's long time housekeeper. her sister, ginger, told me the
families were close. >> we thought of them as extended family also because gloria did >> in february 2018 gloria stopped by the murdaugh home and there was an accident. >> what were you told about what had happened >> just that she had fell, that she was tripped by the dogs. and that they thought she had a head injury because they saw blood. that was about it until we got to the hospital. >> gloria languished in icu for the 21 days. ginger will always remember the last one >> i just said, gloria, i'll be back tomorrow. and i love you she told me, love you, too and that's the last words i heard her say. >> at her funeral two days later, gloria's son, tony, says alex murdaugh pulled him aside and said he would make sure tony and his brother got an insurance settlement for the accident. >> did you believe him
>> yeah, of course why wouldn't i >> he said i want to make sure the boys are taken care of because he loved gloria that much >> but three years went by and nothing steamed on be happening. no money came their way. >> and i said, you know, something fishy about this thing. and i said i just don't think these boys are going to get what they deserve, what is due to them >> then came the shocking news of the murders in the murdaugh family buried in the slew of news articles was a mention of the housekeeper's death and the half a million dollars settlement that had gone to her children. that was news to the family. >> how much money did the family get after gloria died? >> zero. not a dime >> not a dime. >> they hired lawyers to
investigate and discovered something startling. the actual insurance settlement for gloria satterfield's death totaled $4.3 million where did all the money go >> we're still tracing where the money actually landed. it is impossible to burn that kind of money in hampton, south carolina >> on october 14th, alex murdaugh was charged and arrested in connection with that $4 million settlement.sett he has not yet entered a plea. but the plan that landed his family i national headlines, the murder of murdaugh's wife and son, remains unsolved so that's just one part of the murdaugh saga. you've got five bodies that can be attached, albeit in some cases looses can be attached to alex murdaugh directly or a member of his family over the last six years and gloria satterfield, unfortunately, is just one of those deaths >> and those two boys, their mother, when she passed, they were left alone.
>> left alone and, again, alex murdaugh pulls one of them aside and says on the day of the funeral, hey, we've been family for so long, i'm going to take care of you. they never got a dime. >> and it's revealed a few weeks ago that not only was there insurance money, there was about $4.3 million worth of insurance money. >> oh, wow >> anyway, we'll have more tonight. it's a story with so many twist. we're going to bring you all of temperature. the latest on th investigation and more of our exclusive interviews tonight during an all new dateline starting at 9:00 eastern, 8:00 central. >> we'll be watching tonight let's get another check of the weather from mr. roker >> you bet, guys we've got some solar weather to talk about kind of cool this is -- we've got a huge what is called a solar flare, a coronal mass ejection headed towards earth. this started yesterday to give you an idea of the scale of this thing, it's 100,000 miles wide come on in, take a look at that. that's the earth and that's the
solar flare. how cool is that the interesting thing about this, it's not going to be rough enough to cause problems with communication systems or anything like that, but a strong geomagnetic storm will arrive sometime around dawn tomorrow and last until around midnight could be seen theoretically from seattle, minneapolis, rochester to boston however, sky conditions, kind of cloudy here in the northeast from detroit to boston some clouds in minneapolis in between, you can see it chicago, you can see this thing. and seattle, as well so we're going to be watching that and that could be a really cool exhibit of the aurora borealis later tonight i should say tomorrow on into tomorrow night now it's going to be cooler from st. louis all the way down to mobile, tallahassee, shreveport, anywhere from 10 to 15 degrees below average. tomorrow, that cool air down to charleston, a gust of about 7 degrees below average. 64 in montgomery knoxville, you'll only be 59 look at what we're seeing as we
get into next week temperatures take a bit of a tumble low 40s by tuesday in green bay. detroit, you'll be 50 by tuesday. 53 in cincinnati omaha, nebraska, you'll be into the mid 40s. that's what's going on around the country. good morning. i am meteorologist, kari hall. we are starting out with temperatures in the 50s but headed for the mid-70s today. we will see more sunshine in the forecast, but we'll also see an increase in cloud cover tomorrow. our inland temperatures will only reach into the mid-60s. the sunshine returns on halloween with still some cool air in place, but then go into next week it gets even cooler as a new storm system arrives and brings in showers, and then a second storm system behind that on wednesday. st weather it's kind of cool because it's the second geomagnetic storm we've seen in the last couple of weeks. so there's a lot of solar energy >> i love when you speak in different languages. >> i just want to confirm it's a
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good morning. 7:56. i am marcus washington. here's what's happening now. >> good morning. i am cierra johnson outside of golden gate park. this weekend is a big weekend because of the music festival outside lands. if you are heading out here make plans because the roads will be congested, the ones that remain open. it's important to note that there's a shuttle that leaves from the bill graham civic center and you can also take public transit. muni has extended routes and hours. check the website for that information. what is the weather going to look like for outside lands? meteorologist, kari hall, has a look at that. >> we're in for nice weather for
the weekend, although there will be more clouds moving in tomorrow. our inland temperatures will cool off and we will see highs in the mid to upper 60s. we will see more sunshine in time for halloween, and then next week we are going to see rain moving in for the first part of the week, we have is a weak storm system coming in and then behind that on wednesday there may be a slightly stronger storm system that could come in and bring additional rainfall. for the weekend, we're dry. san francisco will see temperatures in the low 60s with a mix of sun and clouds. we'll have more updates on that rain, marcus. >> thanks, kari. we'll have another local news update coming up for you in 30 minutes. see you back here, then.
it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, in the air. >> no one got everything they wanted, including me. but that's what compromise is. that's consensus. >> president biden overseas as his ambitious economic agenda hangs in the balance. democrats still in standoff. so where is the bill now, how much will it cost and how will it affect you? a live report, just ahead. plus, celebrating safely. >> he's excited to get back out there. >> halloween is here. we've got key tips to help protect your party from covid
precautions to roadside rules. what you need to know to have a happy halloween. and frightful friday. we're serving up scares on the plaza with our annual halloween celebration from festive treats to big surprises and it all starts right now. today, friday, october 29th, 2021. >> trick or treat. >> from florida. >> minnesota. >> and warren, michigan. >> wishing my brother, ron, a happy 21st birthday. >> we're here to celebrate halloween. >> dare's 50th. >> and exploring new york city. >> and having a wicked good time. >> celebrating 40th, 50th, and 70 on our way to the "today" show. >> we're here for halloween on "today." >> hi, everybody. good morning. welcome back to "today" on a friday morning.
not just any friday morning. >> and you'll be so happy that you joined us today. halloween is coming up sunday and today marks our huge halloween extravaganza. we're going out on the plaza. the crowd is on costume. we're going to get out of these clothes and into our costumes. do not miss this reveal. it's just minutes away. >> first, we want to hear about that special hidden heros that you were involved with. >> last night was an amazing celebration of the nation's nearly 6 million caregivers. it was star-studded. tom hanks was there, lady a, brian cranston took part. it was a special night all for a very important cause. hope you will join us. let's get to your news at 8:00. the president arrived in europe and has met with pope francis this morning, but he had to leave washington without convincing the house to vote on his scaled down economic package.
nbc chief white house correspondent weekend today coanchor peter alexander is traveling with the president. he joins us from rome now. hi, peter, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. from our stunning perch overlooking the vatican, president biden just wrapping up his private visit with pope francis. they were together for nearly 1 1/2 hours. their fourth meeting, but mr. biden's first audience wh pope as president. president biden sprent presented him with a commander coin. this is as trust among democrats at shoem delaying any vote on the multitrillion dollar spending plan. overneutral, they sounded opt mystic it could pass next week. they're waiting for the two moderate democrats. they're working with the scaled
back framework that would be historic. on the first day of his european trip here in rome, president biden is meeting with italian leaders and next with president macron. first face-to-face since dup low matic dispute between the two countries over a submarine deal. that will take place in a matter of hours. craig? back to you. >> peter, thank you. meantime, andrew cuomo is charged with a sex crime. et led to his resignation two months ago. a woman accused cuomo of groping her under her blouse inside the governor's executive mansion. cuomo's attorney said her client has, quote, never assaulted anyone. the former governor is due in court next month. meantime, health officials are urging families to go out and enjoy halloween, but not before taking some precautions. vicky nguyen has more on what you should know before this weekend's festivities.
>> this year, parents and kids are eager to get back to good old fashioned halloween fun. >> hopefully everyone is vaccinated, right? i know he is excited to get back out there. >> the cdc, pediatricians and others giving families the green light, but not without important tips to help keep your community and family safe. one of the issues, the risk posed by millions of unvaccinated children. the latest data shows a quarter of new covid cases in the u.s. are still among school-aged kids. >> you still need to make sure that we're diligent and that we are doing everything we can to keep kids safe. >> so tips to keep in mind, make masking fun by incorporating it as as part of the cme, especially for unvaccinated children and adults. keep groups small, limited to one or two households and lastly, carry plenty of hand sanitizer. >> we want to make sure that we're still remembering social
distancing when possible, being outside, using good hand hygiene, all of those things that we were talking about in 2020 >> as for kids and adults handing out candy, limit exposure by saying socially distanced and wearing a mask consider individual bags of hands off. experts encourage outdoor gatherings with children masked. indoor gatherings are possible, but only if the positivity rate is under 5% and everyone is vaccinated along with covid precautions, there are many key trick or treating guideline toes follow make sure costumes aren't too long to prevent tripping, inspect your child's candy and add reflective tape or a flashlight to costumes for nighttime visibility remind children walk, down run, and follow the rules of the road >> some people don't pay attention to what's going on when kids are around
so it's good for them to know what to watch out for. >> vicky nguyen, nbc news. >> that's the news we're set for halloween. let's get a boost. >> you guys have heard of beer pong, i'm sure the woman you're about to meet was more partial to wine during the height of the pandemic, she played wine pong in the bathroom mirror all by herself. >> so close. >> there we go and we have a winner we've come a long way since then her friends can now come over and join her >> she seems like a fun gal. >> just when you thought you had vinyl everything >> now before we kick off that big celebration and our costume reveal, mr. roker. some unsettled weather as a
new front comes in desert heat now back through the southwest. sunshine from texas into the northern plains. a little more unsettled as you get into the ohio and mississippi river valleys with some heavier showers and thunderstorms stretching from happy friday, i'm meteorologist kari hall. as we look at the inland temperatures for the weekend and halloween, it's going to start out in the upper 60s but cool into the evening. it does look really nice for all of those outdoor festivities. today will be one of the warmer days, reaching into the mid 70s for the south bay. for the east bay we'll see temperatures up to about 75 in antioch, and near the coastline we're going to see low 70s for palo alto and 60s in san francisco. >> and that is your latest weather. guys >> al, i can't wait any more
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right now over in stadium 1a football fans from coast to coast have come together to honor one of america's favorite past times while the crowd is cheering fo their own home teams, they're united in their love of the game let's check in with some fans. >> yes yes! >> it's football, baby it's football! >> i love football so much >> what is not to love >> beer, fans, fun >> i think the thing that brings us altogether is rooting against a common enemy you know, every city there's a rivalry. >> i think people's favorite teams say a lot about them, so it's almost an extension of yourself >> who dat >> go ravens >> the washington team and buffalo. there's a guy named doug williams who is under center for washington that was it. i was hooked >> my dad always watched football and i remember watching for him. he rooted for the cowboys. don't tell my husband because now we're eagles, e-a-g-l-e-s, eagles
>> ever since we were kids, my parents were always going the football it didn't matter who was playing, we were in. but then i discovered the new orleans saints and i realized there was magic. >> i don't really know the rules that well, but i know one rule is eat, eat too much >> any favorite super bowl sunday is mr. roker's house. he has a huge spread it doesn't matter who is playing. you pick a team and you scream for them >> i don't mind a nacho. it's so good >> it's all the best of america. all rolled into one. >> cheers are echoing across the stadium. let's get this party started it's the song we wait all day for. here is country superstar carrie
underwood. >> waiting all day for sunday night. ♪ ♪ bears and the rams in a nasty showdown ♪ ♪ the stadium is rocking, time to crank up the sound ♪ ♪ the nfl's best, coast to coast, to say ♪ ♪ i've been waiting all day for sunday night ♪ ♪ a punch and a fight ♪ ♪ i've been waiting all day for sunday night ♪ >> thanks, carrie. what a way to kick things off. arriving to the stayed why you now, tom brady and rob gronkowski brady, of course, the most decorated quarterback in history. 20 seasons with the patriots
2 with the bucs and 7 super bowl wins the brady/gronk romance as legendary as their team on the field. gronk came out of retirement to join brady in tampa, bringing the lombardi trophy back to the bay. you may remember their super bowl celebration made a lot of waves.it's the man, rob gronkow. >> it's the man, rob gronkowski >> hey let's go we have to go. >> and the g.o.a.t. himself, tom brady. >> oh, go. >> hey >> hey, throw me one of those. no, not that one, man. you remember what happened the last time. that one, that one come on.
>> hey >> hut >> yeah! >> let's go. let's go >> gronk smash >> yeah, baby. >> that victory was a tough loss for kansas city. and for quarterback patrick mahomes. but do not count them out this season mahomes is living up to his lis reputation as a gunslinger >> i love you, patrick mahomes >> his meteoric rise is inspiring legions of young fans entering the stadium now, the pride of kansas city, patrick mahomes. >> you have so many young fans out there, like the boy we just saw. what do you want to say to them? >> all i can say, we're going to work hard. that's all you can do. that's my message to all the kids out there, especially that adorable little boy there. you work hard, you can do
anything you can even -- you can even make it to the super bowl. and to my number one fan out there, this one is for you, kid. >> classy guy, that mahomes. one thing you don't want to miss, the super bowl halftime. the most spectacular live performance of the year. legends like beyonce, prince, and gaga have brought down the house. the 2020 honors went to the weeknd who lit up the stadium with "blinding lights. ♪ i said, ooh, i'm blinded by the lights ♪ ♪ no, i can't sleep until i fee your touch ♪ ♪ i said, ooh, i'm drowning in the night when i'm like this you're the one i trust ♪ >> and that is what makes the super bowl must-see tv all eyes are on halftimesuper b.
go cowboys ♪ go cowboys >> the super bowl is more than just a game, as you know it's an event. you come for the football, you stay for the commercials they make us laugh, they make us cry. the best ones stick with us long after the game ends. >> hey, al just watching the game with hoda >> me, too i'm at a bar having a beer what's up? >> what's up >> hey, why don't you guys come down to riley's? >> see you soon. >> hey, bar key, another round >> what's up >> what's up >> another bud >> are you taking -- >> what's up >> what's up >> here you go, ladies >> thank you >> craig >> what's up you're missing the game.
cheers >> what's up >> what's up >> what's up >> okay. >> that was amazing. >> oh, my gosh >> unbelievable. >> can we just say thank you to the real dallas cowboys. >> cheerleaders, give them a shout out. and you guys, your background dancers. >> whoa. let's go >> let's start down here with gronk. >> and tom brady >> real hardware, yes. thank you, nfl these are the real championship rings. >> what? >> i got seven of them, i got gronk four >> i'll be sending two back. >> no smash rings. >> i mean, that is incredible. >> and can we talk about the cheerleaders, you guys i'm sorry, but that was legit. >> how long did you guys rehearse >> all the way to dallas, met
these wonderful women who taught us and were so patient >> and can we just say, they were patient and that is the real touchdown cheer >> for real? >> impressive. >> bruno mars. bruno. >> sheinelle, sheinelle -- >> game ball game ball. >> as usual. >> one of our backup dancers was my first interview on "weekend today. he was like, what, 11 at the time so we turned around and we were like, wait a minute. >> did you just practice for five minutes -- >> you know what, in my suite. >> what do you say when you're dancing? >> i was saying the words. >> she was out of her body >> and, carrie, you were amazing. >> amazing >> i've got to be honest, i want to thank savannah for these boots because my other than is too small and i am constantly pulling down but, anyway, the real carrie underwood, i did send her a picture of us and she said we all look good. >> hoda, we know how much you
love football. >> yes >> and we know how much you love the saints >> yes >> and we know how much you love one player in particular and he had a little message for you >> what's up, hoda drew brees here. fantastic rendition of the carrie underwood sunday night football song. fantastic. well done. we love you. thank you so much for supporting us and the saints. we love you. >> i love you. okay that was the cherry on top cherry on top. >> all right, mr. weeknd we didn't get to you >> can i touch your hair >> sure. go right ahead >> my exact haircut back in the 70s. >> actually, even in the 70s i was bald >> when you were just getting started. we're going to have more of our football fright coming up. but first, your local news
>> oh, my god. i'm so mad at myself trick or treat. trick or treat. give me something good to eat. trick or treat. trick or treat. give me something good to eat. [ children chanting ] trick or treat. [ sirens blaring ] i want to take his mask off... and see the life leave his eyes. [ eerie music playing ] trick or treat.
good morning, i'm marcus washington. classes are canceled at two north bay schools due to some kind of threat which is now being investigated by police. schools are west county high school and laguna high school in forestville. the district not revealing anything more about the threat at this time. and seven students at berkeley high school, they have tested positive for covid according to the district which says that students are now in home quarantine. hundreds of close contacts have now been notified. because school is not in session today the district will provide testing on monday. we'll look at the forecast
on this friday. meteorologist kari hall is tracking that. >> yeah, as you're heading out this morning, it feels cool, but we're going to warm up once again today. a lot of our inland spots reaching back into the mid 70s. it's going to be basically a repeat of yesterday with all of that sunshine and really nice and comfortable weather. it will get cooler going into the weekend. more clouds move in tomorrow and for our inland areas, we'll only see temperatures reaching into the upper 60s. we should see more sunshine on halloween day, but then early next week we'll be tracking not one but two storm systems headed our way. marcus? >> thanks. we're going to have another local news update coming up in 30 minutes. i'll see you back here then.
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yeah >> you had so many young fans out there, like the boy we just saw. what do you want to say to them? >> all i can say is we're going to work hard that's all you can do. that's any message to the kids out there, especially that adorable little boy we just saw there. >> come on, 8:30 there's a couple of highlights from our halloween
>> bruno, i think oh, my gosh, you were channeling, channeling, sheinelle. oh, i'm sorry. i'm sorry. >> strong. >> it was the generation that really made them >> are those hair extensions >> no. that's 300 hair extensions >> i love it >> that was awesome. >> you guys can go as charlie's angels tonight >> my husband said wear the outfit at home >> it's christmas even though it's halloween >> we're just getting started, by the way more halloween fun where that came from. some on it with an actual nfl star victor cruz will be here >> checking out all the costumes on the plaza early this morning, victor is going to choose a few of his favorites. >> and after victor cruz, we have another nfl veteran he's here for a special halloween edition of "today. today's food loves football,
jarell smith transitioned from the field to the kitchen just ahead, he will share some of his favorite game day recipes. >> i can't get over how much you look like him. he does. and more costumes have you inspired to get dressed up, we have some costume ideas along with scary good halloween tips at today.com scan the qr code on your screen. >> all right this is so fun we should mention weekend today friends peter alexander and kristen welker, they couldn't be here this morning. they have real jobs. but that did not stop them from joining in on the fun. take a look. >> i love it ♪ riding on a horse, duking wit your house hiding in a valley ♪ ♪ can't nobody tell me nothing you can't tell me nothing ♪ ♪ can't nobody tell me nothing you can't tell me nothing ♪ ♪ yeah, i'm going to take my
horse to the hotel road, i'm gonna ride until i can't no more ♪ >> there you go. that's how you do it >> fantastic >> way to go >> cool. >> i love it >> we should mention two things. first of all, i don't know where i put the football but that football is a signed football from patrick mahomes. >> where is that football going to end up? >> with dell melvin. also, that trophy, that's the real lombardi trophy so huge thanks from the nfl. i think we have a bigger thanks to that big guy guarding the trophy and the super bowl rings all morning. >> exactly mr. roker, you have a check of the weather >> your weekend outlook, we'll show you for tomorrow, he have heavy rain in the northeast. nice day in the central part of the country. some mountain flurries out west. and sunday, sunday, halloween,
it's bone chilling in the plains a sunny treat through the gulf coast, ghostly mild in the mid-atlantic states and here is your trick or treat forecast salem, massachusetts, cloudy, 59 dracula, georgia, 60 degrees tombstone, arizona, clear skies and 65 devils elbow, 60 degrees good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're going to have some nice weather for the bay area today. temperatures warming up to the mid 70s for the inland areas. then a little bit cooler for the weekend. we'll see some more clouds moving in, but still looking pretty nice for halloween day. we'll see another storm system coming in on monday, and then another one right behind that. we are looking at some off and on showers for next week, and temperatures staying cool while san francisco will continue to see highs mainly in the 60s. >> that's right, and now it's time for a scary edition of sunday fright football that's right, the dallas boo boys go into the u.s. bank stadium with the vikings, clear,
chilly, 41 degrees it's a football game to die for. sunday fright night football in america. all right, kids, coming up next, what would a football morning be without a star of the sport? morning be without a star of the sport? >> >> former giant victor cruz. >> in the house. taking a survey of the crowd and picking out a few of his favorite costumes. favorite costumes. much more the classic hollywood story. we meet the hero, the all-new nissan frontier. hero faces seemingly impossible challenge. ♪ tension builds... ♪ the plot twist.
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we've brought in some special help victor cruz is in the house helping us pick some of our favorites. >> please, as carson just mentioned, welcome to the field former new york giant super bowl champion victor cruz >> victor, does this bring back memories >> a lot of memories first on of all, the cold. it's starting to get football weather out here a little bit, but definitely the memories. seeing you guys in these beautiful outfits and uniforms, it's bringing me back. >> is that your super bowl ring you're wearing >> it is my ring it is my ring. check me out are we clear which one are we on? that's the one right there, yeah >> so you are the host of e! news daily pop this morning, you're joining us picking out some of your favorite costumes. >> yes and i want to go down the list of our top three first of all, we have jordan and kelly here they're from maryland,
indianapolis they match in our theme of football they've got the hot dog, ketchup and mustard. his name is indy her name is indy talking about your costume, where did it come about? >> she was the inspiration, obviously. so we just built everything from her. it was kind of last minute, but i'd say it looks really great, turned out really well >> incredible, amazing second, we have felicia here >> yeah! >> whoa, whoa, whoa. >> now -- >> easy, felicia you're not a playboy bunny >> felicia is from richmond, virginia she handmade this entire outfit. she crushes it she's -- it's keeping her warm in this time it's incredible. and last but not least, we have jen. make some noise for jen. i almost broke into her castle because i thought there was a sleeping beauty in there but it's her and a dragon. the detail on this is incredible
i love the fire sticks in front of the castle there. so these are our three finalists for top costume. >> great >> so who gets top costume >> top costume, for me, is -- now, i didn't mention this before felicia is a retired firefighter, retired as a captain. my dad was a fireman of 30 plus years. also retired so the winner of top costume is felicia. >> can we see you? >> there you go. hi, felicia. >> very, very special for you. >> where are you from? >> but first, let's thank our runners up and give them some gifts here >> this is for the runner up
>> wow >> nic >> yes >> the winner is going to the super bowl >> super bowl and to help get you there, oh, my gosh, take a look, the folks at jet blue are giving you two round trip tickets to the big game. plus hilton is providing a two-night stay at the hilton anaheim to complete the whole package, felicia >> yeah. when you were sewing that costume -- >> there you go. >> congratulations >> thank you >> thank you >> absolutely. >> and hand sewing that costume, my goodness. >> but we also have some more for the folks who were runners
up, as well. is that right? >> yes >> they're right there >> he's thinking about the game sunday >> everyone who came to the plaza decked out, we want to thank you. and victor, of course, a big thank you. >> thank you, victor >> incredible. thank you. >> thank you meantime, we've got another former nfl player standing by. there he is. now focussing his attention on food and he's going to share some spooky game day snacks. perfect for your sunday night football gathering after the kids go trick or treating. but first, this is "today" on nbc. gathering after the kids go trick or treating. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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welcome back did you think we could pull off the super bowl halloween show and not talk about food? game day bites no way >> to do it we have a very special guest. athlete played for the tampa bay buccaneers, played for texas after his football career, he turned to food >> and he's here today >> this is the perfect spread if you're watching the games, especially this sunday, cowboys and vikings. what are you going to cook up for us >> we're making meatballs. this is how i started my
company. i won a meatball competition in brooklyn and decided to leave advertising and start a company. >> is that your mom's recipe >> this is my recipe and to start it, we have some onions we've got green, we've got white. worcestershire sauce >> what is in the ball >> we have ricotta cheese. and the thing about meatballs -- parsley. a lot of parsley and just a little. okay there we go. so now we want to add moisture, right? and so that is why we mixed this beforehand so we just stir this up. and now once we stir this up,
now we add it to our meat so that we don't overmix it >> meats >> beef and turkey sometimes you'll use veal, you'll use some pork sometimes, but the thing about this mix is a lot of people don't eat pork so i'd rather do the turkey. so once we mix that up and we add it to here, stir, stir, stir, stir, stir >> that is how it will look. >> yes we call it a meatball scoop. so we have a meatball scoop and a meatball pan if you don't have one of these, you can use a flat pan once we scoop them -- >> i didn't know there were meatball pans. >> i didn't, either. >> they're all over town >> i like your sound effects >> thank you >> so next we've got some onions >> and this is traditional >> clarified butter. so it's like a -- it's a nicer more expensive butter. >> but it makes a difference,
huh? >> garlic, yeah. >> we've got meatballs >> oh, my gosh >> and we've got a spice blend here that we'll put only here. stir that up, stir, stir, stir, stir >> gronk smash meatballs >> and what is that? >> this is just tomato sauce so this right here -- >> not flavored or anything. >> not at all. we flavor it with those things so we let this simmer and then we add some cream to it. >> whoa. >> almost looks like a -- >> this is good. this is good >> what do you guys think? >> oh, yeah. >> really, really good >> he's already done >> so good >> gronk has -- >> so good >> right here. >> wherever you go, i go >> now my mouth is full. >> and over here we've got some -- >> oh, look at that. >> i love the scary deviled eggs >> you are awesome >> find the recipe on today.com. >> we're not done with him just yet. he's going to stick around and keep us fed with some special game day treats all morning
long >> cheers, thank you delicious, man >> catch america's team, dallas cowboys. taking on the vikings sunday night. coverage begins at 7:00 eastern here on nbc. >> coming up next, the peek behind the curtain we're going to show you everything that went into pulling off this extravaganza. but first, this is "today" on nbc. ou everything that went into pulling off this
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welcome back, everybody. putting together a halloween so every year can sometimes feel like a hail mary in the fourth quarter with just seconds left in the super bowl. >> it's true and just like in the nfl, it takes a lot of practice. we actually started fittings and rehearsals weeks before this big moment so here is a sneak peek at this year's very special lineup >> go cowboys go ♪
>> what's up >> how was that? >> ♪ >> what's up >> what's up >> how does your mouth move like that >> behind the scenes fun fact, we have to have stock footage of a pretend football game and we're mesmerized by the three plays running in an endless loop over and over. >> what's up >> the only problem is we blocked sheinelle's face >> thank you >> was that good >> and down one --
>> how many legs go up and -- >> we feel great >> feeling really good >> feeling like a cheerleader. >> go cowboys. >> i just want to say one thing. there are not enough spanx in the world for this >> oh, my gosh >> yes ♪ >> oh, wow unreal >> sheinelle, i'll see you >> gronk says game time, let's go >> how fitting that halloween is on the weekend this year >> major delays. >> that's looking pretty good. >> this is my first time even learning what that is. >> morning, everybody. welcome to "today.in.
the fun is good to begin >> we're ready >> i'm like the mom over here. hoda, i'm like, ooh. >> i wear a size 9 1/2, 10s. these are size 8 1/2s. so i can't feel my feet. >> go, al. >> that was what we needed >> there's a lot of dance here feeling good >> sheinelle gets the game ball, deservedly so. >> the warm-up for sheinelle >> that's what we do ♪
>> this is how the magic happens. white boots, big hair, can't lose >> my name is bru-nell >> look at this. >> are you ready for the weeknd? hey, baby. ♪ >> oh, my gosh >> whew! >> that is amazing >> how on earth can that go down i mean, so much fun. >> so much fun >> and the nfl hooked us up. patrick mahomes did, too >> big thanks to the football. and you guys traveled to dallas. >> yes >> we want you to -- >> come on up. >> we have some friends here they've been so wonderful to us. all of these girls they've got a game on sunday they taught us how to dance. go, cowboys. >> and they also made us these uniforms >> they did. >> super cute. >> by the way, really quickly, there's something here in a costume, georgia from virginia
she's going through chemo. she had to -- she's lost her hair so she leaned in as uncle fester from the adams family. so god bless her we love you. we love you, georgia >> thank you >> we want to thank every single person who made this happen. phillip heckmann, our costume designer, the entire wardrobe, hair and makeup. >> yes and scott goldberg, the dancers -- >> whew! >> new jersey. >> thank them again, can't thank them enough, mike tirico, victor cruz and the dallas cowboys cheerleaders >> appreciate you. >> and a big thanks to the plaza crowd. >> plaza crowd >> halloween >> background dancers. and you guys >> here is the thing we're just getting started we're going to keep the
halloween fun going in the third and fourth hours >> that's right. have a good one. happy halloween. good morning. 8:56. let's talk about it -- the stages are nearly set for the long-awaited return music lovers are flocking to golden gate park for the outside festival. the three-day event back today for the first time since august of 2019. new covid protocols are in place including proof of vaccinations
or negative covid test within 72 hours of entry. fans also encouraged to wear those masks and socially distance whenever possible. the lineup including lizzo, the strokes, as well as jay valvin. the doors open at 11:00 a.m. as our midday newscast gets under way. we'll have a live report. also at midday, bay area leaders are making their pitch to play host to the 2026 world cup. these representatives are touring levi stadium. more at midday. shoot. what's wrong? i think i'm down to my last inhaler.
live from rockefeller plaza, it's a special halloween edition of the third quarter -- i mean third hour of "today." this year, halloween has scared up a meeting for the ages with two very different worlds colliding in the heart of new york city. the home team, the "today" show on nbc. taking on the national football league as it goes the extra yard to tackle the spirit of the season. so, everyone, let's get ready to make some noise for the mvps of halloween.