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TODAY's Takeaway: Mrs. Roker lies, Warren Buffett wails on the ukulele 

Oct. 22, 2013 at 4:05 PM ET

Al chats about his mother's lies, Nevada middle-schooler Jose Cazares recounts Monday's shooting and Warren Buffett plays the ukulele.
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Al chats about his mother's lies, Nevada middle-schooler Jose Cazares recounts Monday's shooting and Warren Buffett plays the ukulele.

1. Jose Cazares, a witness to Monday’s Nevada middle school shooting, told Matt he’s “forever grateful” for Mike Landsberry, the math teacher who was shot and killed.  

“He sacrificed his life to take our kids into safety,” Jose’s mom, Marisela, said. “I thank him for that. He's a true hero."

Video: Sparks Middle School shooting survivor Jose Cazares describes the scene inside the school Monday when teacher Michael Landsberry got between him and the 12-year-old shooter.

2. What’s the craziest lie your parents told you — or you’ve told your kids?

Natalie confessed she tells her sons their teeth will fall out if they don’t eat their vegetables. When he was a kid, Al’s mom warned him if he ate one more piece of chocolate, he’d turn into one. He did it anyway, but lost a lot of sleep when he panicked over waking up as a giant piece of candy!

Video: The TODAY anchors share stories from their past and present as they discuss the absurd lies parents tell their kids.

3. Warren Buffett, his son and his grandson discussed their new book, “40 Chances,” and talked about the limited number of opportunities we all have to do good in the world.

Then Warren took a break in the Orange Room — to play the ukulele.

Video: Warren Buffett, his son Howard G. Buffet and grandson Howard W. Buffett talk about their new book “40 Chances,” which suggests we all have a limited number of opportunities to do good in the world.

4. The legendary Julie Andrews enchanted one of her biggest fans (Matt) this morning, and offered encouraging messages to up-and-coming actors. When Matt asked her about playing such major roles in cinematic history, the actress responded graciously.

“Do you know how lucky I am?” she asked. “I know it.”

Video: The legendary actress and singer talks to TODAY’s Matt Lauer about the 50th anniversary of Mary Poppins, the opportunities it opened up for her and her new legacy as an author for young readers.

5. Apparently Kim Kardashian will change her outfit if her as-of-last-night fiancé, Kanye West, doesn’t like it. Kathie Lee and Hoda offered their take on the reality show star’s reveal. Then Kathie Lee told a story about her hubby Frank that made the whole studio gasp.

Never comment on a woman’s pasta decisions, Frank!

Video: When Kathie Lee hears that Kim Kardashian changes her outfit to please fiancé Kanye West, she tells a story about standing up to Frank after he made his own suggestion recently.

And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!

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