Event Location(s): United States | Description: (Continuation) happening here, and what did you say to Nicole and Scot to get them through--to get them through this? Ms. RISTAU: Well, actually I was on my way to a local basketball tournament with my daughter Kelsey, and it just didn't seem right, this car kind of abruptly stopped and a cop jumps out, but they all went to the passenger side so we were in the driving passing lane right next to it. And as we're passing, my daughter goes, `Mom, there's a lady and it's a pregnant lady in the car.' WOLFE: Right, right. Ms. RISTAU: So I had room to pull right in front of their car and I got out and I don't really remember much about Scot. It was the officer's look on his face that--he eagerly accepted my help and told me that the wife was... WOLFE: It's a nice way of putting it. Ms. RISTAU: Yeah. He told me the wife was in labor and asked--and I went to work, I guess. WOLFE: Well, that's great and you did a wonderful job. And I understand after, Nicole, you had the baby a lot of people stopped by to give you sweatshirts and blankets to keep everyone warm until you get to the hospital. Everyone's doing well, though? Austin's healthy and happy? Mr. ENGLER: Yeah. Ms. ENGLER: We are. We're all doing wonderful. WOLFE: Well, we thank you so much for joining us. It will at least be a harrowing tale when he gets to school so he'll have this story for the rest of his life. Trust me, it's going to help him get girls later on. Mr. ENGLER: Yeah, that's right. WOLFE: Thank you all for joining us. We really appreciate the time. Ms. ENGLER: Thank you. Mr. ENGLER: Thank you. Ms. RISTAU: Thank you. JENNA WOLFE, co-host: For most people rush hour traffic is an annoyance, for others a time to relax. But last Thursday was anything but for one Minnesota woman in labor and a baby that just couldn't wait for the roads to clear. This morning Nicole Engler, her husband, Scot, their new baby, Austin, and the good Samaritan being hailed a hero, Deb Ristau, join us exclusively. Good morning to all of you. Mr. SCOT ENGLER (Wife Gave Birth To Baby in Car): Good morning. Ms. NICOLE ENGLER (Gave Birth To Baby in Car): Good morning. Ms. DEB RISTAU (Good Samaritan That Helped Deliver Baby in Car): Good morning. WOLFE: Nicole, let me start with you, first of all, how are you feeling? How are you and little Austin feeling? Ms. ENGLER: We're feeling great. Can't believe it was only a couple days ago. WOLFE: Well, let's take--take us back a couple days ago. It's Thursday morning, you're at work, you start having some labor pains, you realize you want to go home to rest this out a little, and then the contractions start getting worse and worse. You decide it's time to go to the hospital. What are you thinking at this point? Is it pretty routine, or do you realize it's sort of a dire situation? Ms. ENGLER: Well, it was--it was more of a dire situation. I was really trying to wait it out at home. Ironically, we're going through a move right now and we actually had a couple of strangers in our living room looking at our furniture, so I was telling myself, `You just need to hold out about 20 minutes longer until they're done looking at this.' And also my mom was on the way to get our daughter Olivia, so I was telling myself mentally just hold out 20 to 30 minutes longer here and then we'll get into the hospital, but at one point I just--the contractions were getting too bad that I yelled out, `Scot, we have to go.' And he explained to the people in our living room that his wife was in labor and that's when we left. WOLFE: That you had to go. Yeah, baby Austin--baby Austin didn't get the memo that you needed to wait another 20 or 30 minutes, apparently. Hey, Scot... Ms. ENGLER: Exactly. WOLFE: ...so you get Nicole into the car, you guys are heading to the Mayo Clinic. At what point did you think, `Even though the hospital's not that far away, we're not going to make this trip'? At what point did you realize you were going to have to do something else here? Mr. ENGLER: She was moaning and groaning and she told me the head is out. And I all of a sudden just stopped and I dialed 911 and I looked up and there was a cop car and I jumped out of the car and I flagged the cop down and said, `My wife is in labor. You have to do something.' WOLFE: I understand the police officer was a little bit nervous when he saw what was going on, and how lucky were you that Deb, this great Samaritan, was able to stop by. Can you tell us a little bit about what you said to Deb when you first saw her, Scot? Mr. ENGLER: I didn't really say anything. We--me and the officer were so excited to see Deb. She came to our rescue and she went right to work. She knew what to do. WOLFE: Hey, Deb, let me ask you, what made you stop when you saw what was happening here, and what did you say to Nicole and Scot to get them through--to get them through this? Ms. RISTAU: Well, actually I was on my way to a local basketball tournament with my daughter Kelsey, and it just didn't seem right, this car kind of abruptly stopped and a cop jumps out, but they all went to the passenger side so we were in the driving passing lane right next to it. And as we're passing, my daughter goes, `Mom, there's a lady and it's a pregnant lady in the car.' WOLFE: Right, right. Ms. RISTAU: So I had room to pull right in front of their car and I got out and I don't really remember much about Scot. It was the officer's look on his face that--he eagerly accepted my help and told me that the wife was... WOLFE: It's a nice way of putting it. Ms. RISTAU: Yeah. He told me the wife was in labor and asked--and I went to work, I guess. WOLFE: Well, that's great and you did a wonderful job. And I understand after, Nicole, you had the baby a lot of people stopped by to give you sweatshirts and blankets to keep everyone warm until you get to the hospital. Everyone's doing well, though? Austin's healthy and happy? Mr. ENGLER: Yeah. Ms. ENGLER: We are. We're all doing wonderful. WOLFE: Well, we thank you so much for joining us. It will at least be a harrowing tale when he gets to school so he'll have this story for the rest of his life. Trust me, it's going to help him get girls later on. Mr. ENGLER: Yeah, that's right. WOLFE: Thank you all for joining us. We really appreciate the time. Ms. ENGLER: Thank you. Mr. ENGLER: Thank you. Ms. RISTAU: Thank you. GFX: Insert stills of Engler and her baby. GFX: Insert still of emergency personnel on scene. 8:43:19 EXT DAY BRIEF CUTS: Actress Sandra Bullock and others on red carpet. MS: Woman says " I love Spanx." MS: Woman says " I see it at every boutique I go to." INT MS: MS Woman works at desk. BRIEF CUTS: Spanxs, for women, undergarments on display in stores. MS: Woman models Spanx undergarments. MS: Man wearing Spanx stands in front of photographer. MS: During interview Spanx creator Sara Blakley says " I thought it was time to reinvent the men's white undershirt." BRIEF CUTS: Blakley walking in office. WS: Photos on wall. BRIEF CUTS: Women trying on Spanx. WS: Blakley and others at conference table. WS: Spanx For Men containers. MS: During interview Blakley says " Actually the idea for Spanx for Men came because we got flooded with requests from men over years and the first couple of years I just kind of didn't take it seriously, and then it became so many that we kind of said there's something here. The men really want this." CLIPS: Clips from television shows including "30 Rock" seen. INT MS: Photographer takes picture of a man in Spanx. CU: Computer monitor. MS: During interview Blakley says " Spanx goes through hundreds--and I mean hundreds--of prototypes, and we get so much feedback from real men." MS: Blakley holds up Spanx for men shirt. PARTIAL VO: During interview and as shot of Spanx shirt is seen and shot of Blakley holding up vert small Spanx shirt is seen Blakley says " This one is one of our all-time favorites because, can you imagine? I mean this came back and we went, `We think it's a little small." CU: Spanx sign. MS: Blakley speaking. CU: Renderings of Spanx for men shirts. Video zooms in on man wearing Spanx shirt. MS: Blakley points to model wearing Spanx. GFX: Insert still of man's stomach with Spanx and without Spanx. INT Video zooms out on Spanx shirt on dummy as Blakley says " This is the new invented--reinvented men's white cotton T and it's got none of the compression in the arms and it's very comfortable underneath the armpit area. It has light compression across the chest area. And then the true magic is down here and I'll tug on it and show you that that's where a lot more of the compression is, right above the pant line so this is really part of your everyday wardrobe. GFX: Insert still of man wearing Spanx shirt. INT MS: Model Robert Honeycutt (ph) shows off his before figure. MS: Honeycutt while weaing Spanx. GFX: Split screen of Honeycutt before and after wearing Spanx. INT MS: During interview Honeycutt says " When I'm wearing the shirt, I can tighten my belt one hole tighter." MS: Brief cuts test fit model Dolvett Quince (ph) poses for photographer. STILL: Quince. INT BRIEF CUTS: Quince's mid-section. MS: During interview Quince says " If men have been waiting for clothing to make them feel more confident and feel more sure of themselves, then yeah, I would definitely recommend this shirt for them. I'm just scared it's going to put me out of business." Panning video of Spanx for men packages. Video zooms in on Spanx for men package. BRIEF CUTS: Blakely sits at table with men wearing Spanx. Video zooms in on Spanx package Blakely is holding. GFX: Insert still of man wearing Spanx and not wearing Spanx. INT MS: During interview man says " I have been wearing it on occasions." EXT DAY MS: During interview man says " I guess I would, yeah. I'm sure I'd like a Spank." MS: During interview man says " If it was comfortable, I would wear it." MS: During interview man says " I might buy one and try it, sure." 8:45:54 Holt and Wolfe. STILL: Today Show crew member Antoine without Spanx shirt. INT MS: Antoine wearing Spanx shirt. GFX: Split screen of Antoine without Spanx and live in studio wearing Spanx as Antoine says " Actually feels really comfortable and it's sort of forcing me to keep my posture straight. No, no, it's not bad. There's not--it's not that tight up here. It is tighter down in the belly area. Right. No. It's comfortable. Right, exactly. I'd have to ask my wife first. Yes, I do. I just said because. Absolutely, it does. It feels that way. Yeah. I mean, you know. Oh yeah, sure. You know. It's not bad. I would wear it. Absolutely. It's a lot looser at the top and in the sleeves. Yeah. Yeah. Very comfortable. Sure. Oh, my pleasure. Yeah." 08:50:40 Wolf is joined in the Today New York Studio by "Bon Appetit" magazine's Andrew Knowlton. JENNA WOLFE, co-host: That's a song? I have not--wow. We find them all. This morning on TODAY'S TASTE TEST, mm, doughnuts. We brought the top picks from a nationwide search here to our plaza and with flavors like bacon and lemon-Sichuan, these doughnuts bring a whole new level of art to your morning cup of coffee. Here with the details is Bon Appetit magazine restaurant editor Andrew Knowlton. Andrew, good morning. Mr. ANDREW KNOWLTON: Good morning, Jenna. WOLFE: So you searched everywhere, far and wide... Mr. KNOWLTON: High and low. WOLFE: ...east to west across the country. What made these doughnuts the ones to taste? Mr. KNOWLTON: Well, we picked 10 across the country. WOLFE: OK. Mr. KNOWLTON: I've got five of them here for you today. Unique. Some of them are old school, some of them new school. We'll start with very new school doughnuts. WOLFE: Yeah, this is very new school. Mr. KNOWLTON: This is Voodoo Doughnuts out of Portland, Oregon, and you can see some of the flavors. Obviously, the one that put them on the map is bacon maple glaze. WOLFE: OK. Mr. KNOWLTON: So it's basically you have your pancakes, your bacon, and your syrup. WOLFE: Oh, it's sort of combining the whole breakfast. Mr. KNOWLTON: The whole thing. WOLFE: OK. Mr. KNOWLTON: This is called the Marshall Mathers, which is Eminem, get it? WOLFE: Yes. Mr. KNOWLTON: M&M? WOLFE: Oh yes, I get it. Mr. KNOWLTON: The voodoo with the--with the jelly inside and the pretzels in the eyes. WOLFE: Oh, that's adorable. Mr. KNOWLTON: This is the ODB, which I'm not going to say that, but you might know what it is. WOLFE: OK. A little Froot Loop action? Mr. KNOWLTON: Froot Loop and then riff on a Butterfinger. This one right here is awesome. It's the Memphis Mafia, which is peanut butter, chocolate, all in an apple fritter. WOLFE: And that one's fat-free, right? Mr. KNOWLTON: Fat-free. WOLFE: OK. Mr. KNOWLTON: Yeah. So no for you, but I'm going to have... WOLFE: Yeah. I think you should taste it just on my behalf just because I'm not a big bacon lover or doughnut eater, but let's just start with the bacon lover. Mr. KNOWLTON: It's delicious. WOLFE: OK. Let's move on. That was good. The next one here is probably the biggest doughnut or maybe the second biggest doughnut I've ever seen. Mr. KNOWLTON: Second biggest. This is old school Dats. WOLFE: Dats. Mr. KNOWLTON: This is called the Big Dat. WOLFE: OK. Mr. KNOWLTON: This is from Chicago, classic kind of yeast-glazed doughnut. TEXT: Dat Donuts - Chicago Five-pound "Dat Donut" WOLFE: Come on, Andrew, someone is going to walk in and order this doughnut? Mr. KNOWLTON: This is why... WOLFE: Is the cup of coffee a keg? All right. Mr. KNOWLTON: Yes. And a big glass of milk. WOLFE: OK. Mr. KNOWLTON: So these are yeast doughnuts. Traditionally, two types of doughnuts, yeast and cake. WOLFE: OK. This is yeast. Mr. KNOWLTON: Yes. WOLFE: All right. Mr. KNOWLTON: So it's lighter. WOLFE: I will get fired if I don't try a doughnut... Mr. KNOWLTON: Fluffier. WOLFE: ...so I'm going to try a doughnut. So you got yours first. Mr. KNOWLTON: Cheers. WOLFE: Maybe the camera will be on you. Oh, shoot, it's on me. Ah. Mm. Mr. KNOWLTON: We need some milk. WOLFE: That is fantastic. Mr. KNOWLTON: So next, the big one. WOLFE: Yes, what's up next? Mr. KNOWLTON: Texas style. This is Round Rock from Round Rock, Texas. WOLFE: I can't get over how big this doughnut is. Come on, really? Mr. KNOWLTON: You can see how yellow, orange-y it is. That's from the egg yolk that they use. TEXT: Round Rock Donuts - Round Rock, Tx Flavor fillings include applesauce, blueberry, lemon WOLFE: OK. Mr. KNOWLTON: Do you want one? WOLFE: I think I'm going to have to try this. This is, wow, OK. And these are--this is one of the best. Texas, I wouldn't think. Mr. KNOWLTON: Mm. Pretty intense flavor. WOLFE: I see. All right? The camera's on me. I'm eating the doughnut. LESTER HOLT, co-host: It's breaking news. Mr. KNOWLTON: Ah. HOLT: She ate on air. WOLFE: I know, it's because I honestly thought... HOLT: Did you see that? WOLFE: ...I was going to get a pink slip if I didn't. HOLT: You ate sweets. WOLFE: I did. I ate. Mr. KNOWLTON: We've actually tried a lot of food together on air. WOLFE: Yes. Mr. KNOWLTON: And so I figured, well, if she doesn't eat doughnuts, then I don't know what planet you're from. WOLFE: No, no, no, I'm on this planet. Here we are. HOLT: Yeah. WOLFE: OK. What do we have next? HOLT: This is--what is this? Mr. KNOWLTON: So this is Dynamo Doughnuts. A pastry chef makes these. You can tell, they're beautiful. This one here is one of my favorites, it's Meyer lemon inside. TEXT: Dynamo Donuts - San Francisco Flavors include lemon-Sichuan and apricot-cardamom HOLT: Oh. Mr. KNOWLTON: You can kind of see. HOLT: Yeah. Mr. KNOWLTON: And it also has Sichuan peppercorns, so it kind of has a numbing. HOLT: Sichuan peppercorn. I don't mind if I do. WOLFE: You try--you should definitely try this, Lester. HOLT: Yeah. WOLFE: Does that mean it's spicy? Mr. KNOWLTON: It's kind of got a numbing sensation in the mouth a little bit. HOLT: It does. WOLFE: Is that what you want first thing in the morning? Mr. KNOWLTON: You get that? Yeah. HOLT: Yeah. But I'm not sure I'm digging that. WOLFE: Do you want to try bacon on your doughnut? You should try this. HOLT: No. Mr. KNOWLTON: Here's a bacon one right here. WOLFE: Oh. HOLT: But I'm ready for a root canal, though, because my... WOLFE: You are ready. HOLT: No, it's--the lemon is good, but the numbing thing is a little... Mr. KNOWLTON: They have amazing flavors. HOLT: (Unintelligible). Mr. KNOWLTON: Huckleberry, apricot-cardamom, a quince, a coconut. You can see the artistry in this. This is kind of this new artisanal revolution that's happening with doughnuts. WOLFE: Is that what's happening with doughnuts? Mr. KNOWLTON: That's what's happening with doughnuts. WOLFE: And then this one's here in New York City, our last one over here. Mr. KNOWLTON: Some of my favorites, the Doughnut Plant. Down on the lower East Side, you can see the artistry as well. WOLFE: What makes these so special? TEXT: Doughnut Plant - New York City Flavors include creme brulee, PB & J, Sunflower Mr. KNOWLTON: Well, I mean, he uses only seasonal ingredients, everything is all natural, organic ingredients, he makes them every morning. So this one you can see is the peanut butter and jelly. HOLT: Oh. WOLFE: Oh, wow. Mr. KNOWLTON: It's square. HOLT: I'm liking that idea. Mr. KNOWLTON: Peanut butter and jelly. Do you want to try a little bit? HOLT: Absolutely. Yeah. WOLFE: I will tell you that this actually looked--this and the chocolate look good to me. Mr. KNOWLTON: The four-leaf--yeah, the four-leaf clover is pretty great. WOLFE: It is. HOLT: Oh wow. Mr. KNOWLTON: Here's a--this is a health doughnut. HOLT: Mm. WOLFE: Ooh! What is it in it? Mr. KNOWLTON: No, it's not healthy. WOLFE: Oh. I got all excited. I think I inhaled it before he even finished the world health. Mr. KNOWLTON: Yeah, try it. It's sunflower and this is actually a cake doughnut. You can see the difference between the cake and the yeast; cake's a little more dense. What do you think? HOLT: I love this. WOLFE: It's good, right? Mr. KNOWLTON: They're pretty fantastic. HOLT: Mm. Mm. Mr. KNOWLTON: So you see, you know, the old school doughnuts, the classic ones and then all these newfangled flavors as well. WOLFE: There's nothing healthy about this. Mr. KNOWLTON: No. WOLFE: Unh-unh. Mr. KNOWLTON: And I have to say, if you--if you have a favorite doughnut place and it wasn't in our top 10, you can go to bonappetit.com and tell us how wrong we were. WOLFE: Perfect. Mr. KNOWLTON: And sign up and tell us. HOLT: Does this come in crunchy peanut butter, too? I'm just curious. Mr. KNOWLTON: Oh, that--yeah. HOLT: I'm sorry. WOLFE: Do you think it's odd--I think we should have done the Spanx segment after this segment. Mr. KNOWLTON: Yeah, I think so. WOLFE: Because that's when we actually needed it. Andrew Knowlton, thank you so much. As always, a wealth of brilliant culinary information. Mr. KNOWLTON: Thank you, thank you. Yes. WOLFE: And he always likes to make me fat. Mr. KNOWLTON: Thank you, Lester. WOLFE: We will be right back after these messages. Jim Cantore Segments 8:06:07 (:55) Cantore reports from outside of Studio 1A in New York City, New York. EXT NIGHT Video zooms out vehicles parked near a downed tree. MS: Emergency lights flashing. WS: Vehicles driving in flooded area. BRIEF CUTS: Vehicles partially submerged in floodwaters. Video zooms out on flooded area. EXT DAY WS: People walk down street holding on to their umbrellas. CU: Broken umbrella sticking out of a garbage can. MS: Womans umbrella is bown inside out by high winds. BRIEF CUTS: People walking in street while holding umbrellas. 8:34:38 (:36) Cantore speaks with spectators outside of Studio 1A in New York City, New York. 8:35:33 (18) Cantore speaks with spectators holding up We Love Lester signs. 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