TODAY's Takeaway

TODAY's Takeaway: Dr. Nancy's daughter meets birth mom, Natalie learns stick

Nov. 6, 2013 at 4:49 PM ET

Dr. Nancy's daughter, Kate, meets her birth mom, Willie teaches Natalie how to drive stick.
TODAY
Dr. Nancy's daughter, Kate, meets her birth mom, Willie teaches Natalie how to drive stick.

1. This morning Dr. Nancy Snyderman shared the journey of her adopted daughter, Kate, who decided to seek out her biological mother after 27 years.

“I knew so clearly that I was Kate’s mom and that our bond was so strong that nothing could disrupt that,” Nancy told Matt. “But I also believe very firmly that I have no right to interfere with her journey and figuring out who she is.”

Dr. Nancy and Kate chronicled the meeting – from a mother’s perspective and a daughter’s – on TODAY.com.

Video: NBC’s chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman shares the journey of her adopted daughter, Kate, who decided to seek out her biological mother, and talks about how she felt along the way and how Kate handled the process.

2. The parents of Ryan Ferguson, a Missouri man who’s been in prison for nearly 10 years for a crime he says he didn’t commit, say they feel “totally vindicated” about their son’s overturned murder conviction.

"Everything that Ryan has said has come to be true,” Ryan’s father, Bill, told Savannah. “He is an innocent man and he should be freed immediately."

Video: Bill and Leslie Ferguson are the parents of Ryan Ferguson, who was convicted of murder in 2001, but whose case is now being questioned. In the wake of a state appeals court throwing out their son’s conviction, they tell TODAY they feel “vindicated,” though they are still cautious about what could happen in the coming days.

3. High school teacher Brian Ludmer, who was shot by a gunman last week at LAX, told TODAY he thought the shooter would come back to finish the job.

“I expected to be shot again,” he recalled. “I’ve never been afraid like that.”

Video: One of the victims from the Los Angeles International Airport Brian Ludmer tells NBC News’ Miguel Almaguer about his experience during the crisis and what he remembers when he was shot.

4. Natalie admitted recently to Willie that she didn’t know how to drive a stick shift.

The fix: He taught her – in a gigantic jeep.

Video: TODAY’s Willie Geist tries to teach Natalie Morales the art of driving a stick-shift, choosing a large Jeep to train her on. The results are… interesting.

Tomorrow on TODAY: Matt and Al will undergo prostate exams live on air to raise awareness for men's health.

And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!

TOP