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Season 57 Episode 187

September 16, 2008

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Aired Weekdays 7:00 AM Sep 16, 2008 on NBC
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September 16, 2008
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NEWS - Economy worries. AIG in trouble; John McCain clarifies his economy statement; Joe Biden responds. Hurricane Ike, Texas and Pennsylvania, gas prices up, officials want to ban train operators from using cell phones, Iraq handoff of troops, British artist auctions preserved animals displays, grossing $127 million dollars. Why are CEO's getting such big golden parachutes? Should you stuff your money under a mattress? 33 year old mom arrested for posing as daughter at high school and trying out for cheerleading squad - identity theft Rethinking Infertility Day 1 - using acupuncture and eastern medicine Dr. Phil with a new book out. Groceries that may seem healthy but may not help you lose weight. Esquire magazine model finalist and winner. What does economy fall mean for you? 9-year old girl helps deliver baby brother. Figuring out men by their body language. Back to school meals Wines for the fall season with Joe Bastianich Amanda Knox in court for roommate death Emmy Awards Actress Kerry Washington and her movie Lakeview Terrace Julie Scardina brings some animal friends.moreless

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    Meredith Vieira

    Meredith Vieira

    Co-Anchor

    Matt Lauer

    Matt Lauer

    Co-Anchor

    Ann Curry

    Ann Curry

    News Anchor

    Al Roker

    Al Roker

    Weather & Feature Reporter

    Hoda Kotb

    Hoda Kotb

    Fourth Hour Co-Anchor

    Kathie Lee Gifford

    Kathie Lee Gifford

    Fourth Hour Co-Anchor

    Alison Sweeney

    Alison Sweeney

    Herself

    Guest Star

    Carmen Wong Ulrich

    Carmen Wong Ulrich

    Herself

    Guest Star

    Phil McGraw

    Phil McGraw

    Himself

    Guest Star

    Donny Deutsch

    Donny Deutsch

    Correspondent

    Recurring Role

    Joy Bauer

    Joy Bauer

    Nutritionist and Fitness Correspondent

    Recurring Role

    Maria Bartiromo

    Maria Bartiromo

    Correspondent

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (2)

    • QUOTES (1)

      • (After the news about the British artist who sold his preserved animal exhibits for total of $127 million dollars.)
        Ann: Now, that's a pretty penny for a pretty pickle. Al?
        (other hosts and studio laugh.)
        Meredith: Some big suckers out there. Wow.
        Al: Hey, I got some pictures of dogs playing cards in my life.
        (more laughter)
        Meredith: You've got the…
        Al: I've got a Velvet Elvis for them!
        Meredith Oh I love the Velvet (gesturing) And the ones with the nice big eyes, sad.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Today's hosts
        Matt is reporting from the New York Stock Exchange. He later returns to the studio.

      • Today's guests
        Dennis Kneale - CNBC Media and Technology Editor
        Melissa Francis - CNBC
        Donna Freeze - Correspondent
        Jadan Lujan and family
        USA Women's Soccer team
        Tanya Aldinger and Evren Esen
        Joe Bastianich - winemaker
        Nick Sullivan - Esquire magazine
        Chef David Burke

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Al refers to the series of pop culture oil paintings called Dogs Playing Poker by C.M. Coolidge, and the kitsch art styIe of painting on velvet at the time called Velvet Elvis. There is also a Weird Al Yankovic song called Velvet Elvis that references the Dogs Playing Poker.

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