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down to the wire. president obama voices confidence that a government shutdown can be averted following a late-night meeting at the white house. but there is still no deal and time is quickly running out. a wall street journal poll reveals that donald trump is a gop contender. but is he serious about running, and if so, what is he waiting for? an exclusive interview with the man himself. another controller caught dozing and apparently he didn't just accidentally nod off but willfully napped for five hours.
he could be waking up to a pink slip today, thursday, april 7, 2011. from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and meredith viera, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. i'm meredith viera. >> and i'm matt lauer. there is the capitol right there. trying to avoid the first government shutdown in 15 years. >> while the president is expressing optimism that a deal will be reached by tomorrow's deadline, he's also worried about what it will mean for america's recovery. also ahead, a first measure of justice for jaycee dugard. she is the woman who was kidnapped at the age of 11 and held captive for 18 years. now there is word that dugard's
abdu abductor could plead guilty which would spare her a in court. we'll have details on that. a clinic mix-up. carolyn savage was accidentally implanted with another couple's embryo and gave custody to the biological parents. she's with us with some very special news to share. but first, averting a government shutdown. kelly o'donnell has the latest. kelly, good morning. >> good morning to you, meredith. the white house meeting went on for 90 minutes, wrapping up just before 11:00 eastern and then staffers kept going. they did take a break, but no break-throughs and they'll be back at the bargaining table today. >> a night shift for more budget negotiations at the white house very late wednesday. >> good evening, everybody. >> reporter: a progress report from the president who made the stakes more personal. >> a government shutdown has
real consequences for real people. >> reporter: minutes later, standing together, speaker john boehner and majority leader harry reid. >> i have confidence we can get this done. we're not there yet. >> i do think we've made some progress, but i want to reiterate there's no agreement. >> reporter: a crisis point. >> don't shut this government down. you're not going to shut it down on my watch. >> reporter: both parties battling over how deep federal cuts should go to keep the government open after friday. >> taking pot shots at everything republicans have proposed while rooting, rooting for a shutdown. >> reporter: in an exclusive interview with nbc news before the white house meeting, majority leader reid said republicans refused to compromise. >> if there were a shutdown, are you responsible, at least in part? >> we have said, okay, what's your number? we'll go halfway. that wasn't good enough. what's your number? we'll go all the way. how can we be blamed when we have given them everything they
want and they won't take yes for an answer? they won't take yes for an answer. >> reporter: reid's answer is blame the tea party. visible and vocal. >> we will prevail! >> reporter: the tea party supporters and elected house members put 65 policy changes on the table known as riders. many include deep cuts to social programs and the health care law. >> republicans have no interest in shutting down the government. shutting down the government, i think, is irresponsible and i think it will end up costing the american taxpayers more money than we're already spending. >> reporter: but reid says tea party pressure gives speaker boehner less room to make a deal. >> reporter: if you name the tea party and call them out, doesn't that make it harder? >> there are people of good will in that republican caucus and house of representatives who want to do the right thing. they are being held back by this loud group screaming from the right. >> is the john boehner you see in private different than the
speaker we see publicly? >> i've watched john boehner, and i want to be careful i don't say too many nice things about him, it might hurt him with the tea party. but i have great respect for john boehner, he has a very difficult job, and i know he's trying to do the right thing. >> reporter: and today boehner's next move is to have the house of representatives vote on a one-week extension. the president has said he doesn't want to see that happen, senate democrats don't want to see it, either, but boehner and republicans say that's at least one way to avoid a shutdown. matt? >> kelly o'donnell at the capitol this morning. savannah guthrie, good morning to you. there's progress being made but no deal. harry reid says he expresses confidence, the president has some confidence. how hopeful is the white house? >> reporter: it's very touch and go. make no mistake about it, this is not one of those faux government shutdown threats. this could very well happen.
one positive sign is some of that public recrimination, that public sparring isn't happening the way it was happening even 24 hours ago. the same people who were kind of grousing about other folks in this process on the phone yesterday won't do so today. so that suggests people are working toward a deal. as kelly reported, the number crunchers were here well past midnight. one thing to watch, this isn't just about the number of spending cuts, they're really a few billion apart that is not that much. it's also the policy riders that republicans feel very strongly about, defriending planned parent hood, curbing the ua. those are very important to the republicans. the deal could break down with those issues. matt?
>> i think it's clear the republican and democrat leaders don't want a shutdown for the simple reason nobody knows who the american people would ultimately blame. the republicans got the blame back in the 1980s. the blame kind of gets spread around equally. i'll say one thing. the president knows that if the government is shut down and there is some kind of problem with the recovery that it affects the economic recovery, he will get blamed for that, and that's one reason the white house is working very hard to avoid this outcome. >> savannah guthrie at the white house this morning. savannah, thank you very much. it's 7 after the hour. meredith? >> the new nbc wall street news poll shows a surprising surge for one republican canned dated, and it is a name you will recognize. donald trump is in a tie for second along with mike huckabee and mitt romney.
mitt romney leads. on monday we sat down with him for an exclusive interview, and i began by asking trump about his potential run. >> this is very serious. i always take things seriously, but i've never taken it seriously like this. this is a very serious time in my life. i hate what's happening to the country. i wish i didn't have to do it. i wish this country was running so great, and i wish obama was the greatest president since abraham lincoln, and i wish this was the greatest place in the world. what we're doing is unbelievable. if you look at what's going on where our jobs are disappearing to foreign countries, where the oil -- you're going to be paying 7 or $8 a gallon for your oil very soon. >> do you blame all of this on barack obama? >> i blame all of it. it's been a terrible presidency. look at libya. we go in, we don'tme want to remove gadhafi, but we want to fight, we want to do this. now nobody knows what's happening. gadhafi is going to beat the
united states? >> would you say, let's get aggressive. let's put boots on the ground if we have to. >> i'm only interested in libya if we keep the oil. if we don't keep the oil, i'm not interested. they make the rebels some romantic novel. i hear the rebels are al-qaeda. i hear they're iran-backed and iran influenced. where are they getting those weapons? from iran? gadhafi went around saying he won the war against this country. i'm only interested in libya if we get the oil. >> so everybody wornds what tnde obama doctrine is. >> he doesn't have a doctrine. >> what would your doctrine be? >> with respect to what? >> foreign affairs. >> foreign affairs is we take care of ourselves first. we don't build schools in afghanistan. we go to afghanistan, we build a road, we build a school. two days later, they blow up the road, they blow up the school, we start building the road and the school again. in the meantime, we can't build
schools in alabama, in new orleans, in texas, in new york -- in my place we're always fighting to get school money -- we're spending trillions and trillions of dollars. my thing and my doctrine would be build, build, build. >> some positive news for you, this new poll -- nbc news wall street journal poll shows you surging to second place for potential candidates for 2012. why do you think you're connecting with voters? >> i think i connect with people because i happen to be smart, i happen to have a lot of common sense, i happen to know what i'm doing, i built a great company, and by the way, if i run, i look so forward to filing a declarati declaration, because it's a great company. i built a great company. and i'll make that decision sometime prior to june. >> what are you waiting for? what are you waiting for? >> well, i hate to say it, i have the number one show in nbc. "the apprentice" is doing great,
"the celebrity apprentice." >> what does that have to do with it? >> it sounds so trivial, and i hate to bring it up, but you're not allowed to have a show on and be a declared candidate. it's a great show, and it's got phenomenal ratings, and until that show is over, i can't declare, because otherwise nbc would have to take the show off the air, and i think that would be very unfair to nbc. >> recently, you spent a lot of time talking about president obama's birth certificate or lack thereof. you don't seem convinced that he has one. >> no, i'm not convinced he has one. i've had smart people say, donald, stay on the china issue, stay on the other issues, get off the birth certificate issue. >> why don't you? >> because three weeks ago when i started, i thought he was probably born in this country, and now i have a much bigger doubt than i had before. his grandmother in kenya said he
was born in kenya, and she was there and witnessed the birth, okay? he doesn't have a birth as the result or he hasn't shown it. he has what's called a certificate of live birth. that is something that's easy to get. when you want a birth certificate, it very hard to get. >> but in the state of hawaii, they said they have seen this document, it's evident he was born in the united states, that's good enough for them. >> a birth certificate is not even close. a certificate of live birth is not even signed by anybody. i read it very carefully. it doesn't have a serial number, it doesn't have a signature. >> you believe he's lying? do you believe he's lying, donald? just answer. >> meredith, he spent $2 million in legal fees trying to get away from this issue, and if he weren't lying, why wouldn't he just solve it? i wish he would, because if he doesn' doesn't, it's one of the greatest scams in history,
period. you're not allowed to be president if you're not born in this country. three weeks ago, i thought he was born in this country. i have some real doubts. i have people studying it, and they can't believe what they're finding. >> you have people searching in hawaii? >> absolutely, and thi can't believe what they're finding. i would like him to show his birth certificate. to be honest with you, i hope he can. if he can't, and he wasn't born in this country -- which is a real possibility. i'm saying it's a real possibility, much greater than i thought two or three weeks ago, then he has pulled one of the greatest cons in the history of politics. and beyond politics. >> do you consider yourself a tea partier? >> i think so. i'm very proud of some of the ideas they put forth, and the big idea is they want to stop this ridiculous absolutely killer spending going on. what's going on in this country, the way we're spending money like drunken sailors, we are
absolutely just -- ultimately beer going to destroy our own freedom. >> but they want to stop it even at the cost of shutting down the government. that's a possibility. are you in favor of that? >> excuse me, it's not really shutting down the government, it's cutting costs. the kind of money you're talking about is peanuts. and i think the tea party has done an amazing service to this country because people now, even very liberal democrats, are starting to think for the first time, well, maybe we can't just keep giving everything away. so i think they performed a great service. >> so if there was a partial shutdown of the government come friday, that would be okay with you? >> i hear the democrats are going to be blamed and the republicans are going to be blamed. i actually think the president would be blamed. if there is a shutdown, and it's not going to be a horrible shutdown, because as you know, things will keep going. >> a partial shutdown, fine. >> if there is a shutdown, i think it would be a tremendously negative mark on the president of the united states. he's the one that has to get
people together. i've done hundreds of deals and transactions. he's never done deals before. how do you expect a man who is not a deal man, never did a deal -- other than becoming president of the united states -- how is he going to corral all these people? >> how would you do it? >> i would get all the people together and -- >> they already have all the people together. >> but they don't have a leader. the president of the united states needs to get this done. and i think he probably will. i don't say he, but i think he and the group probably will get it done, but it's pretty sad because the whole world is looking at us and laughing at us. >> you've criticized obama quite a bit in this interview and in the past. what do you think he has done well? >> get elected. i think i think obama care is a total disaster.
i think the thing that he did best, best of all is get elected. he got elected. he ran an unbelievable campaign. i want him to do well. if i had my choice of having obama do great as a president and do a really great job for this country and not running as opposed to running, i'd prefer that he did a great job. i love this country. but this country is going to hell. i would run a great, great country. this country will be great again. it is not great right now. we have huge deficits, huge unemployment, huge problem, and we're not respected. we're not respected in the world. the world laughs at us. they won't be laughing if i'm president. >> he's certainly not a shrinking violet. >> how much tape did you have because there's more. but wait, there's more. and that's coming up later, right? >> there's a little bit more, yeah. he's -- you know, i think he is
serious. now, he's got a couple of months to think about this, ponder this a little more, but i think he's taking it very seriously. >> and he's serious about having people down in hawaii right now. >> that's what he claims. he claims there are people there that are investigating it, and it will be interesting to see what they come up with. i used the word detective. he didn't discount the word so i would assume that's who they are. what we would love to see is donald come back and show the evidence. >> exactly right. i wonder if he's going to declare for president. >> he said he was going to do it on our broadcast. he told us yesterday. let us go to the other top story os testify morning. t tamara hall is in. gadhafi is appealing to president obama to stop air strikes over libya. he expressed support for him. this morning on the ground rebels report friendly fire from nato. nbc stephanie gosk is there with
the latest. stephanie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is an example of just how confusing it is on the ground in libya and how difficult it is going to be to bomb the forces from the air. they say they hit one of the units on the side of the road. they took out a number of tanks as well as a bus containing a number of fighters. six and seven ambulances raced by. this is only going to make the fight even more difficult for the rebel fighters. the u.s. military tells nbc news that gadhafi is already repositioning to move east in the coming days and that these forces are absolutely no match for his well trained, well equipped, and experienced mi ed. a second american has been confirmed dead after the devastating tsunami in japan. this as works at the crippled fukushima facility are injecting nitrogen into the reactor.
meanwhile japanese police say they're pushing to recover and identify thousands in spite of the nuclear radiation in the area. the federal aviation administration is taking steps to fire yet another air traffic controller who was found to be asleep on the job. they say the knoxville, tennessee, controller willfully napped on the job for five hours. they've been under review since a similar incident on march 23rd at reagan national airport in washington, d.c. a lifelong friend of president obama has been arrested in honolulu in an undercover sting operation in soliciting a prostitute. he's often seen at the president's side on his return trips to his home state, hawaii. mandy at the new york stock exchange. good morning. >> good morning.
a lot of action out of europe today. portugal has decided to seek a financial bailout. this could be taken a positive. another country is finally seeking help. this all comes as the european central bank is trying to tackl. he became a youtube sensation when his uncle posted a video when he was crying when he was told he was too small to be the governor of new jersey. >> what is making you so sad. >> because everyone is telling me i'm too small to to be the governor of new jersey. >> everyone's wrong. chris christie made jesse the honorary governor and taught him an important less on about politics. >> did we talk about property earth taxes?
>> of course you did. >> what did i tell you. >> don't raise them. >> if you do raise them, what's going to happen. >> i'm not going to be governor for that long. >> super cute. back to matt, meredith, and al. did you notice his brother? he didn't seem interested at all. he's like what's going on. >> his brother is a lieutenant governor. >> he wants to be a meteorologist. >> he no longer wants to be a governor. he wants to be a rock star now. so take that. >> too bald to be a weather man. let's show you what's happening for today. we've got double-barrel low pressure system in the midwest that's bringing a lot of rain where they don't need it. especially risk of strong storms. could be hail as well. anywhere from 1 to a half inch of rain spreading from omaha well, if you are just waking up and joining us, you'll be
happy to know the bulk of the moisture is pushing through the bay area. most of the shower activity is south of san jose. a dusting of snow atop mt. hamilton. you can see the white flash. that's snow coming down over the mountain. 55 in cokeland. 59 in san jose. 60 tomorrow. cool conditions overnight. >> that's your latest weather. >> thank you very much. pleading guilty. what the man accused of kidnapping jaycee dugard and holding her captive 18 years may be about to do to help his alleged victim and his own wife. we'll have details on that. first this is "today" on nbc. [ coach ] in albuquerque, citi pre-approved my mortgage.
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rainfall across the bay area today. check the forecast with christina. >> good morning to you. the rainfall we told you about, the bulk of it came through. if you are just joining us, the rain is mostly done. afternoon thunderstorms throughout the day today. friday, the cold conditions settle in just in time for the home opener of at&t park. we'll be live out there. tune in for that. you can see from the radar, shower activity south of san jose now. it's good news. a nice second half of the day. 59 in san jose. sunshine and maybe clouds capable of building up and turn sboog thunderstorms this afternoon. that's what we are watching for. overall, looking better than it did two hours ago. 67 and a warming trend kicks off bringing the temperatures up to 70s. let's check the drive with mike. >> some of the rain heading
through the south bay might be a reason for slowing. 101, 28087 and 85 showing signs of heavy slowdown. you might want to hit the roads earlier in the south bay. the maze approaches to the toll plaza, east shore is the biggest problem. slowing through berkeley and emeryville. the sun is coming up. >> 7:28 now. we'll have another update in about a half hour. "today" show is back ls es than two minutes. s
the 7th of april, 2011. the clouds have rolled in here in new york city. the temperatures aren't so bad. they're expected to get up into the 50s over the weekend. maybe even 60, which is nice. these are people who have gathered out at rockefeller plaza. meanwhile inside studio 1a i'm matt lauer alongside meredith vieira. glenn beck drops kind of a bombshell. >> he told his viewers on wednesday his fox news show is going off the air. we're going to hear from him
coming up. also an update on a story we've talked about many times in the past. the couple involved in that tragic embryo mix-up will join us with some very big news to share. >> they're smiling. so you know it's good news. we know prince william is spoken for but there's a long list of royals still on the market and a few of them live right here in the u.s. we're going to show you where to find your potential prince-in-waiting. let's begin this half hour with a serious story. new details on the jaycee dugard case. the man accused of holding her captive for nearly two decades is expected to plead guilty to most of the charges he faces. nbc's miguel almaguer is in placer, california, with details on that. miguel, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. if he does plead guilty to those charges, he'll spend the rest of his life in prison. phillip and nancy door rideau
are back in cord. the charges stem from the 1991 kidnapping on jaycee dugard. she was snatching at a but stop not far from her home when jaycee was just 11 years old. philip gur redoe is yet to enter a plea but his wife says he will plead guilty to all charges. a move expected to keep his wife from a life in prison and spare dugard from testifying. >> the district attorney is expecting a plea i assume because he's guilty. also i expect he doesn't want jaycee to go through the trials and tribulations of a trial. >> reporter: it was in this back yard compound that phillip garrido held jaycee captive, keeping her and locking her in a maze of sheds for most of her life. prosecutors say garrido raped dugard and fathered two daughters with her when she was
just a teenager. a convicted sex offender, parole officers visited garrido's house 60 times during jaycee's kidnapping, yet officials failed to investigate the back younld compound despite a gps ankle bracelet showing he spent much of his time there. last year the state of california paid dugard $20 million in a settlement admitting it failed to adequately monitor garrido. according to court documents in 2004, jaycee wrote in her journal about being held captive, quote, it feels like i'm sinking. this is supposed to be my life to do with what i like, but once again, he has taken it away. as for the case against nancy garrido, phillip's wife, so far she's pled not guilty to the crimes. her lawyer says she should be punished less severely than her husband. >> she's not a, quote, aider and abetter in the sex crimes, not
in the same building, not being your principal, she's willing to bleed to what she did. >> reporter: experts familiar with the case say an expected guilty plea by phillip garrido would help his wife's legal battle. neither the public defender or district attorney would comment on a possible plea deal. as for jaycee dugard, those close to her say she is prepared to testify if necessary. matt? >> in placerville, california, my apologies to the people of that town. we've got beth crass from trutv. good morning. nice to see you. this is coming from his wife's attorney. how closely are they working. how much inform rgs they sharing. >> you know, i was in court in every february when he was determined to be competent to stand trial. they t attorneys do talk. i saw nancy and phil in court
that day. it was thoonl day negotiations could really begin. he was found incompetent. you can't go to trial or take a plea until you're competent. the attorneys do talk. i would not be surprised if that happens today and he pleads guilty. >> can you explain why his pleading guilt would spare. >> there's some evidence that phil garrido had control over nancy. it might mitigate giving her the same type of sentence. according to her attorney, she was offered 40 years at one point and now the offer is up to about 180 years. he says why take a plea for that. we'll go to trial. he'll take 30 though. >> it's almost unimaginable that if this were to go to trial, that phillip garrido could not be found guilty. i can only imagine that this
young lady stands up and says that's the man that held me captive for 18 years. do prosecutors also to prevent her from taking the stand? >> perhaps. but she has reportedly said she's willing to testify. it will save the state a lot of money for something that may seem to be a futile exercise, even though they have an absolute right to go to trial. they've confessed to the crime, there's so much evidence, the state has admitted that in a $20 million settlement and they were wrong in not ferreting out that problem. >> because they visited the property 06 times and didn't look in the backyard. if he pleads guilty and doesn't go to trial, is there a domino effect. does nancy get that? if she goes to trial, we would have to put the young lady on the stand anyway. >> absolutely. her attorney says, look, she'll take 30 years. she wants to hope that someday
she might be free. they offered, he says, 40 years, but we don't know. it's her right whether or not to take a plea or go to trial. i don't know. it depends on the proos cuter. >> put yourself in the position of the defense attorney in this case, knowing the overwhelming evidence against these two. what would be your course of action? >> plead. absolutely. try to find the best deal possible. it has to be with nancy garrido's permission. let's get a check of the weather now from al roker. today's weather is brought to you bizarre jy sargento. taste the real difference. good morning. we have twice the fun. we've got twins. what's your name? >> tayl. >> jasmine. >> where are you from? >> takentucky. >> you talk together too. >> yeah. >> let's check your weather and see what's going on. wet weather moving along the
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his daily show later this year. peter has all the details. peter, good morning. >> meredith, good morning to you. in the last few years, glen beck has gone from a relative unknown to a multi-media star. but things are beginning to change skpeand he's going to lo that power as he transitions away from fox later this year followed by dogged numbers. >> as a vocal voice in the political world, glen beck dropped a bomb on wednesday. >> i don't like conflict, but sometimes you have to stand. i took the job two dwreeyears a because i thought i had something important to share. i really thought america would listen. and they have. >> reporter: but america will have one less place to listen to beck. his show is leaving fox news later this year. it is a sudden end to a quick and timed ride to the top of the cable news world. >> yep, this woman did say about this dirtbag.
>> reporter: beck's sharp tongue and bold button-pushing opinions earned him big ratings and something of a media empire. in addition to his tv program, beck has written six best-selling books. he hosts a radio show heard on 400 stations, runs a popular web site, and last summer drew hundreds of thousands of followers to his restoring round on capitol hill. that polarizing rhetoric inspires passions from both friends and faoes. while plenty have poked fun at glen beck, not everybody likes what he has to say. >> they've poked fun at him over and over and over again who has a deep-seated hatred -- >> while beck a apologized for that statement, media matters urged people to oppose his show.
>> there are people who did notment -- want to associate themselves with this kind of show. >> more than 400 advertisers have fled to other programs. >> at the end of the day, tv is about advertising. if you're not able to bring in ad dollars, they take you off the air. >> reporter: for a man who has always been able to deliver an audience, beck has dropped with considerable numbers. his viewership has dropped 70% over the last year. beck encouraged his followers to keep his message alive. >> spread the word. stick together. and together we will do the right thing for our country and for our world. >> reporter: of course, it always raises some eyebrows in the media world whenever a highly popular, highly rated show does come to an end. the president of fox news put out a statement yesterday saying, of this decision, half the headlines say he's been
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that music tells us one thing. the countdown to the royal wedding has now reached 22 days. and if their story has inspired you to find your love story, has inspired you to find your real life prince charming, michelle kosinski has done the work for you. she's live with the details. good morning. >> reporter: early this morning there will be an announcement as to what if any new titles kate and william will have. just over an hour later that procession of carriages will come right by here followed by the big kiss on the balcony once kate marries her prince. it seems like forever everyone has focused on princes william and harry as the most eligible bachelors, but there are others, yes, there are. royal wedding got you down? as perfectly blue as that dress and the ring? ♪ there are always these fine
young princes to dream about, if you're into that sort of thing. >> yachts, polo, wealth, jewelry, you name it. >> reporter: yeah, that. you'd better finally learn to find lichtenstein and monaco on the map where you might find a jet setting grandson of our own princess grace. andrea, dashing prince. all you have to do is tear him from the arms of a victoria's secret model. just tear him from the arms of a victoria secret model. the prince from greece and denmark, one of those without a throne, has decided to build his own realm working for a hedge
fund in new york city. yes. and the prince of belgium chosen finance in the big apple. smart guy. marathon runner. his brother joakim loves side burns, hates commoners. a prince for you too. this prince loves playing polo, one of the wealthiest princes of the world. they're not aloe posed to regular joes and joanns. one married a waitress and party girl and single mom. another married a newscaster. and the princess, a personal trainer. which brings us to her brother, prince carl phillips, race car driver, designer, ladies man. well, there are still more princes. >> he definitely has the wealth. he's worth about $22 billion. he's got connections with the likes of mariah carey, janet jackson. >> reporter: goody bags. safari and makeover.
thanks, prince. now, that's just charming. as hard as it may be to believe or maybe not, marrying a prince is not for everyone. even prince william had his heartbroken by one young lady who did not like the lifestyle. speaking of which, we now know that when william and kate are figuring out where exactly they're going to live permanently in london, they'll be staying at trusty old clarence house where we are across the street where prince harry also lives. matt? >> michelle kosinski. thank you very much. a reminder, three weeks from tomorrow we'll be there live starting at 4:00 a.m. eastern, 1:00 a.m. pacific time. mark your calendars. >> that prince was a race car driver. >> the graphic designer part? >> no, i said he looked like a very bright man. very attractive.
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good morning to you, it is 7:56. a quake just rattled the east coast of japan. it's 61 miles away from the epicenter massive 9.0 quake that hit weeks ago. jury deliberations continue in a trial of the teenager who tried to blow up his high school and murder his former chemistry teacher. he was convicted of six felonies, but pleaded guilty by insanity. he knew the attack was wrong and did it anyway. if jurors decide he was insane,
he'll be institutionalized. firefighters battled a three-alarm fire last night at a building between mission and valencia street. a firefighter fell from the ladder. more than 100 firefighters were able to contain the fire. no reports of other injuries. investigators are looking into a cause. the rain is past. what's coming in now? >> we see the pop-up thunderstorms. you are right on point. the rain has, for the most part, cleared the area. mostly dry conditions. noticing the thunderstorm activity. it passed through oakland and we could see more cells through the next couple hours. overall, we are looking at widespread clearing for the next few hours. 58 degrees in redwood city. 59 in san jose. tomorrow, only 60. hey, make sure you grab the blanket tonight. it's going to be cold.
let's check the drive with mike inouye. >> we have an accident westbound 80 around university avenue. it's causing all the huge back-up out of richmond. lighter at the toll plaza. you have a slower drive, almost 50 minutes off the carquinez bridge. clearing down into san jose we see a nice slowdown. the maps, 680 into 280. 101 building. not as bad as yesterday, but it's new in the commute. the "today" show returns in less than a minute. have a great morning. mary! hey!
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will visit with a couple that were in the middle of a embryo mexup, and they are with us. and anne hathaway, she is animated for sure. she is lending her voice to the new movie, "rio." we will talk to her about her upcoming role as cat woman. >> she was great at the academy awards. >> we will talk to her about that. >> good. later on, more of your exclusive interview with donald trump. >> and we will get a check of the top stories. >> good morning, everybody. a day of hard bargaining ahead for leaders of congress trying to prevent a partial government shutdown this weekend. president obama met last night at the white house with house speaker, john boehner and senate majority leader, harry reid.
they believe a compromise can be reached clearing the way for a budget deal. and then outside the oil port, rebels were forced to treat. and then meantime, u.s. officials are dismissing a letter from moammar gadhafi to obama to call off what gadhafi calls an unjust war. and then the area had been largely off limits until wednesday, when workers slowed the radiation leak from the plant. french forces used a helicopter today to rescue japan's ambassador where there has been heavy fighting, and forces backing the defeated leader. united nations secretary is
discussing things with hillary clinton. and then a deal requires twitter to stay and expand in san francisco, instead of moving to the suburbs. a final vote is expected next week. and the perjury trial of baseball's all-time home run king, barry bonds could go to the jury today. bonds' defends rested wednesday without calling a single witness. he is accused of lying when he told a grand jury he never knowingly took illegal steroids. and a new attraction at the houston zoo was rejected by her mom after she was born last month, but don't worry, staff and volunteers are raising the orangutan, but officials are hoping to re-introduce her to her mom or a surrogate mother. now back to al with a check of the weather.
good morning. we have fans here from ottoville, ohio. what is with the purple gloves? >> we are supporting the fight for cancer. >> that's nice. how many people here? >> like, 50. all the way down there. joe all those ottoville folks. very nice. all right. let's show you what is going on. our pick city of the day. wilmington, north carolina. channel 6, looking good. 75 and mild. and chilly here in the northeast, and we have 30s and 40s, and 80s and 90s down through texas. it will be sizzling. 70s in the southeast. more rain along the california coast, and mountain snows in the west. a slight risk of strong storms
in the mid plains. and sprinkles here in the northeast, and plenty of sunshine through the gulf coast. showers through the dakotas, where they could be sandbagging in fargo. they let a lot of kids out of >> oh, al. good morning to you. we have some rain showers coming down, but for the most part, they have cleared the peninsula and most of the bay area. we have lingering activity. showers are going to turn spotty. the bulk of the moisture has come through. our temperatures warm up, we will be under the gun for the formation of thunderstorms. definitely an atmosphere conducive to formation of thunderstorms later on today. 59 in san jose. 35 tonight. >> and we stand corrected. nbc standing for nebraska bowling chicks. yeah. >> i always knew that, al. thank you very much. when we come back, some big news
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another couple's dream, a decision of taking their own hopes of growing their family on an unbelievable journey. carolyn and sean are here to share news with us but first their story. it began as a dream for two college sweethearts. >> we knew that we would start a family right away because we wanted kids and lot os of them. >> a plan they quickly put in motion. as they celebrated their one-year anniversary, the savages welcomed their first born, andrew. >> first time, no problem. >> first time, no problem. i carried him full termnd and we thought we were in the clear. >> they weren't. because of her medical history, growing a family proved difficult. their second son ryan was born premature. after miscarriages their daughter carolyn arrived in vitro vertization. a family full of love, but a
promise still to fulfill. >> sean and i had discussed before we underwent our very first ivf that we would give every embryo we created a chance at life. >> if february 2009 they did just that. carolyn returned to the same clinic to have some of the remaining embryos implanted. ten days later, a devastating phone call. carolyn was pregnant but with another's child. >> they transferred the wrong embryos. >> it was a stunning, stunning moment. >> what's going through your mind at that point. >> there's a baby growing in me. it's somebody else's. what are we going to do. >> the answer to that difficult question came remarkably easy. >> we knew that we had somebody's very, very wanted child. i just couldn't see doing -- taking that away from another mother. i just -- there's no way. >> despite the risks to
carolyn's health and that this would be her last chance to carry a pregnancy, they moved forward with the pregnancy and move aid head. they found a surrogate through jennifer. >> we were very, very happy. >> that september carolyn gave birth to a baby boy named logan. they left the hospital empty-handed but hopeful about their impending bundle. a week later, another crushing call. jennifer miscarried. >> i'm kind of looking up at the heavens going seriously. have we not done enough? >> in february carolyn and saeb talked on "today" about their journey. despite all their pain, they count their blessings but continue to keep faith in their dreams. >> we're not giving up. so as we look forward, we certainly welcome more children, if that was something -- >> we're leaving our options open. >> carolyn and sean savage are
with us along with their surrogate jn fehr. good morning to all of you. >> hi, meredith. >> good morning. >> before we get to the news, you've been three so much as the piece has portrayed eight days after logan was born and you gave him to his parent, jennifer who was carrying your child as a surrogate miscarrieded but you decided you were not going to stop, you were going to keep trying. you actually harvested more embryos. why, sean? why did you want to keep going? >> we're not ones that give up, and -- >> that's for sure. >> we always wanted to expand our family, and we always kept hope. >> yeah. i think it was just -- i think we were looking for that moment when -- i think all families have to decide when they're done. it's a personal decision. we just didn't have it yet. so we thought we'd try again. >> and you tried several times.
you pretty much had given up, right? >> i had. i had. we tried three times in 2010. and by the third time i was like forget it. it's not worth it. >> you didn't want them to retrieve any more eggs. >> these two were very encouraging. we had already paid and planned for that third retrieval, and so i thought, okay. they were both like just do it, just do it. they switched our protocol, and voila. we hit the jackpot. >> and i want you to break the news to the audience. you really did. >> we hit it out of the ballpark. we're expecting twins. >> twins. >> this upcoming summer. >> wow. what was your reaction. so you must have told them, right? >> yes. very exciting, which we kind of had an idea that it possibly was. >> yeah. she said everything was really different this time. so she gave us a call right before christmas. it was the best christmas
present ever. so we kind of just -- we were excited, then you hold it in, and then the worry starts. right around the beginning of january we found out it was twins, and that moment was, oh, my goodness. >> it's the best news. how are you feeling? >> i'm feeling good, a little bit tired but that's to be expected. >> the baby's due to be delivered sometime in august at this point. do we know boy, girl? is. >> not yet. >> are you going to find out yet. >> oh, we're done with surprises. we want to know as soon as we hear. >> what role do you want jennifer to play in the babies' lives, do you know? >> you know, jennifer -- we're so lucky to have her in our lives, and i can't imagine after these babies come to us, she'll always be a very, very special part of our lives, and i want them to know her and not just because you brought them into the world but because she's such
an amazing person. and i think for children, as many people who can be terrific role models for them and for as many people who love them -- the more people o that love kids the better. >> why did you stick with this family, jennifer? >> they deserve it. i can't think of any people who deserve this. i met a lot of people and they have really touched my heart. >> you've touched a lot of people's heart. i have to ask you before you go. little logan, have you seen him recently or do you hope to see him? >> we're hoping sometime in spring. >> we know he's doing well. our love for him will always be there and any opportunity we have to be part of his life, we will. just faith, hope, and love, that's where we're at right now. >> i'm looking at your eyes filled with tears. where are they coming in? >> it's just excitement. for what jennifer is doing for us. i mean how thankful we are for this gift. it's unbelievable. >> you come back and bring the babies. >> oh, yes.
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in the new one we don't get to see her at all which i think is a shame but she provides the voice for the rare blue macaw in the animated film "rio." anne hathaway, nice to have you back. >> lovely to be here. >> i see flamingo, but herron. i don't see macaw. >> maybe i'm an unexpected choice. >> did they create this character for you in. >> the character -- the animation had -- her look had already been decided on, but i think they might have animated her with me in mind when they approached me. look what we're doing. >> maybe. >> all of a sudden, i'm starting to see it. they always add with an actor and actress some sort of personal touch to the animation so there's a connection. >> they claim to. i personally don't see a resemblance between me and my lovely blue-feathered character, but she is delightful. >> this is your first animated
movie. do you like this kind of thing? has this worked well? >> it was different than i thought it would be. >> what were you expecting? >> i don't know that i was expecting anything in particular, but we didn't -- none of the actors worked together, so it was -- it was weird to be in this vacuum, you know. you're in a recording studio by yourself making noises, saying the lines, and you are told everything's fitting together beautifully. getting to see the finished product was a real gift because i had no idea what everybody else's process was. >> did they say go back, go back, do this line or that didn't work? are there a lot of rerecords? >> yeah. the whole process i signed on to was about three years. >> it was a long time. >> there is. there were a lot of changes. >> tell me about jewel. what kind of macaw is she?
>> very feisty, independent, free-spirited. she's a lot of fun. she doesn't mind telling it like it is, which is very fun to play. >> in the movie she meets another rare blue macaw. this is blue and this is the male. >> the male. this is the last of their species. >> let's take a look at their meeting, their first encounter. >> wait, wait, wait, wait. did you think we were actually going to kiss? we just met. >> oh, my. >> i think they a little hem. >> i know how my feathers look but i'm not that kind of bird. okay, i had nothing to do with it. >> it's an animated movie. do they get together? >> spoiler alert. come on, matt. the character of blue thinks they're there to save their species. she doesn't know why she's in this encluesier so when he makes
a move on her it catches her off guard. >> leaving some mystery in the movie. >> trying to. >> did you watch the oscars this year? >> no. i missed it. i was spackling the ceiling. have they already happened? >> it's done. >> missed it. maybe next year. >> in terms of experience, what did you love, what didn't you just love? >> the experience was so big. just the bigness of it was so overwhelming. i just felt so much joy to get to be a part of, you know, movie history in that way. so that was -- that was really great. >> the critics come out the day after and they want to label it, and i thought the critics were particularly tough. what did you think? >> you know, i think they -- i mean they were tough. they said we were the worst show ever, so that's -- i think that qualifies as tough. but what i've found is when
you -- when i think about the oscars now, i think about it in several different experiences. there was the critical reaction, which was awful. them there was -- but there are the people who have been coming up to me since then who say, i thought it was fantastic. i had great time. i watched with my whole family. we were entertained the whole time. i'm very grateful to those people. i'm glad they felt that way. then there's my memory of it. whether it was great, it stumping, who knows. i got to walk out on the kodak and see those people and i'll be able to always have that and tell my grandkids about that hopefully. >> i think the most impressive room in entertainment and the toughest. that is tough. i think it's incredibly brave for anyone to take that job on because it is really probably the hardest hosting job that there is. >> having hosted very few things, i'm sure you're right. but you know i've got to say, the room is not that tough. the room is warm and they were
so inclusive and i think also because we were actor, they gave us a little extra in the room because we were one of theirs up there, but the critics were definitely tough. >> would you do it again? >> why not. i don't know. mayb >> good morning to you. 8:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. this morning a earthquake rattled the east coast of japan. buildings shook for about a minute. 61 miles away from the epicenter of last month's massive earthquake and tsunami. the quake did not appear to cause any new problems at the
already damaged nuclear plant. the giants fan injured one week ago today is still in a coma this morning. doctors say there is no improvement in brian stow's condition. he possibly has brain damage. the community continues to support his family. thousands turned out at a barbecue yet to raise money. the event raised at least or me. it is 8:27 right now. quick break. we'll be right back. to say it was a shock is just a complete understatement. i mean, i don't think there are words.
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welcome back. folks. i'm looking at the slow down in the east shore freeway. we had the earlier accident that has cleared. still slow coming out of richmond. very slow for the approaches of 80, speeds closer to 35 in most of those areas. we'll look at peninsula times as well. slow coming north out of san matio. there's 101, the golden gate bridge. looks like it's stalled. >> we'll have another local news upga update for you. "the today show" is back in less than a minute.
bit, which is always nice, just in time for the weekend. outside the plaza, i'm matt lauer along with meredith vieira, al roker, and tamron hall. anne is off today. coming up, first of all, these are two very groovy coats you're wearing. we're in the traditional drab coats and you guys are dolled up. >> busting out. >> coming up we're going to have more of your exclusive interview with donald trurp. >> he is wondering whether the voters will take him seriously. his thoughts on that just ahead. he's doing very well as he points out. of course another stalwart of nbc mr. bill cosby. we know when it comes to certain topics like educating our kids, he is very, very serious. >> what is he doing? >> i guess we should have put a
wireless mike on mr. crosby. >> we should get that worked out before the interview gets started. >> he's no longer with us now unfortunately. something's cooking and it's new orleans style. we'll get a taste and the recipe. >> is he inviting us over? >> we'll see. lots to get to. first let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> let's see what's happening. a risk of strong storms southeast into the ohio river valley. snow back through the rockies. rain in the pacific northwest. then sunday, sunday we're looking at a strong risk of storms into the ohio river valley, back down into the mid-mississippi river valley. more rain in the pacific northwest. showers in the northeast. mild in the mid-atlantic states. it's going to be
>> give in oakland. 59 in san jose. 60 tomorrow. cold night ahead. >> don't forget you can get your weather any time day or night. weather channel on weather.com. >> like looking in a mere. when we come back, a man known in part for saying "you're fired." more of meredith's exclusive interview with donald trump. first this is "today" on nbc.
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back now at 8:35 with more of our exclusive interview with donald trump. during our conversation we talked about his possible run for presidency, and i asked him if he thinks americans would take him seriously as a candidate. >> my father would never believe that i turned out to be a big television star. >> there are people who look and say, you know, they'd say, the guy, he has a reality show. i mean -- >> not a reality show. >> is this the keep of person that's presidential? >> no, not a reality show. a huge successful reality show. >> still a reality show. they look at donald trump and they think -- well, they don't think george washington for example. they think this is the guy who has a reality show who says "you're fired" every week, gets in a cat fight with rosie o'donnell. >> that she started and i finished. >> pompous. >> by the way, she started and i finished. and she wished she didn't start it, believe me. >> what makes you presidential?
>> i made a tremendous success. i put hundreds of thousands of people to work. i have built a great company, which if and when i file, you will see my numbers are phenomenal. great cash, great company. >> people wonder about your numbers idea. >> they're going to see. if i fire -- one of the reasons i like to file, i wouldn't mind showing people. great company, tremendous cash, very little debt, very big values, tremendous values. i've built a great company. >> does that translate into building a great country? >> i think so. look. i am different than a lot of people. one of the things i do is i love this country. i hate what's happening to this country. this country is in serious, serious trouble with a whipping post for nations all over the world. >> is your goal to the president? >> well, i would rather not be in a position where -- i wish i had -- i wish we had you, myself, everybody, somebody who
was great. we don't. we don't have somebody that's great. and i don't think he ever will be great. and by the way, when he was first elected, i said i hope he's going to be the greatest president we've ever had. i know this. i will be better than anybody. i will do the best job. if i decide to run, i will do the best job. i will be best for this country. and you may say, oh, gee, that doesn't sound like george washington. well, guess what? before george washington ran, he didn't sound like george washington either. i will be and do a great job if i run and if i win. >> and up next, what he's doing to inspire kids. maybe he has something to say about donald trump. first this is "today" on nbc. if he can get the mike on.
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nation" today, motivating a community. connecticut has one of the widest achievement gaps between lower income urban students and their weltier counterparts in the suburbs. actor comedian and education advocate bill cosby is working to change that. . we're going to talk to him in a first but first what he's doing to help fix the disparity in one nation. >> hey, this is all i've got? >> this is bill cosby's second visit since last fall to new haven, connecticut. the neighborhood has been challenged by crippling violence, low employment, and high dropout rates. >> if you're situated in, around, near a lower economic neighborhood and you're a university, you're a part of the problem. you can't be insular and have these people come from all over the world and just ignore what's going on outside. >> he's parted with with
southern connecticut university and the community to take action apz. >> we have to be in tube of what's going on on the street. you have to go into the eye of the storm. you can't wait for it to come to you. >> on his first visit, a march through the neighborhood calling for the community to come together for their children's success. >> it's there for you, but it won't come to you. >> his second time, he brought a parade. >> hello. >> hello. >> marching for safer streets, more tutors, and mentors, an more involvement from parents. >> when you know that your parents are going to stay on you, you behavie differently. you do your work. >> at lincoln bassett elementary school, a rally to celebrate success, where test scores are on the rise, putting these students one step closer to those in wealthier suburban schools taushld state. >> education is important
because it's a key to what you're going to be in life. >> here kids are learning that they control their future. >> i can see. >> i can see. >> success. >> success. >> bill cosby is with us now along with stanley battle, the president of southern connecticut state university. good morning to you both. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> that word "success," how do you measure it? >> the absence of failure. >> that simply. >> and you enjoy success. you enjoy it. you feel good. you do things, and then people say you worked hard and what you've done is correct. >> how do you measure it in those communities, dr. battle? how do you know you've been successful? >> first of all you have to go in and be consistent with what you've delivering. >> go into the eye of the storm as you put it.
>> over time. it's not going to happen overnight. the consistency, the effort, the work will take care of itself. that's where the expertise comes from. >> it's not about dumping a lot of problem on the money, is it, bill? >> boom. no. universities, students also, his school, other schools, they want to give. they learn how to give, how to serve. and so what we do is we ask for safe passage and we got it, we received it. safe passage to walk through, let people know we're knocking on their doors. we will be there for them. many times they'll say, oh, yeah, sure. we proved, we came back. we're going to come back again, and we're going to do things together so people can appreciate themselves and appreciate their children. >> you talk about going back, dr. battle. you have worked with dr. cosby here with north carolina, at nt,
greensborough. what impact does he have. >> celebrity, honesty, cute. >> i didn't say that. it's obvious. >> and consistency. when someone says i didn't think anyone cared when he shopped up the first time, that was devastating but also a compliment. and the consistency. for someone of his stature to take the time to hug and to hold and to support is quite unique. it's our job to deliver the blow. >> you have been criticized in the past, bill, about being especially hard on the african-american community. do you think you hold them to a different standard? >> well, first of all, the criticism might come from some people who don't want to do any better. the krit kich -- criticism coule from people making money off
people who aren't doing well. >> you have to consider the source. >> yeah. stanley and i, we come into those neighborhoods, and those people -- i'm looking into their eyes, and i see people who want someone to come in and work with them. >> do you think that president obama has been a good education president? >> i do. it's a very difficult job. it's highly uneven. it's not consistent. everyone is not the same. clearly not what president obama but across the board with other presidents as well, it's not a cookie-cutter mentality. and no one can imply that. certainly he hasn't done that. so it's -- consistency is something that we're looking for across our country. the urban experience is very, very unique and very uneven. >> i want to help this united states of america, the people. i want to help whoever the
president may be. but i like him very, very much. i love his wife. i love his children. i love his mother-in-law. i think they have a dog. i love the dog. >> they have a dog. for sure they have a dog. got to love the dog. >> but this tis the united states, and we're going to get better. i think people forget where we were about three or four years ago. we had people who lost their life savings. those people became lower, lower economic people. >> well, we're about to have another election in a year and donald trump was just on the show. >> oh, please with donald trump. take him home with you. >> kwhie do you say that? >> because he's full of it. >> based on what. >> based on what i just heard. somebody kept saying are you going to run, are you going to run. he jumped. you run or you shut up. >> he said he can't announce yet. >> please, anybody can announce.
i've seen -- what was it, the smothers brothers had a guy on the tv show. he said he was going to run. you can run. start running now. the only thing he's running is his mouth. >> well, on that note, bill cosby, we'll see if he runs. >> i don't care. >> but if he runs, you're going to take it seriously. >> no, i don't. not him. not him. listen. people have run for president for any reason, you know. other than -- come on. open your mouth. run. challenge somebody. >> so put it simply, you like him a lot. all right. nice to see you, bill cosby. >> anything but running for president and talking about what somebody did. this is the third year of a catastrophe. catastrophic eight years we've had and people don't want to look back and see the damage
that was done. this is what we have to clean up. >> and what you're doing now in your communities is repairing the damage of kids who have not had the kind of education. >> and it helps families. it helps taxpayers. because if these kids begin to get help and love, then they're going to understand, earn a living, they'll become taxpayers also. it will lower our taxes. >> and that's a good thing. >> and add to social security. >> there you go. stanley battle as well. >> thank you. up next we're going to switch gears and head into the kitchen and get a taste of new orleans. firson nbc. dry mouth is uncomfortable. it can also lead to serious dental problems. [ male announcer ] new act total care dry mouth is alcohol-free and has fluoride to strengthen teeth. stronger teeth and dry mouth relief. i love my pet bald eagle brock, my bison sara, i love my pick-up with the custom constitution paint job... i celebrate jury duty... i love america so much, i'm making an all american jack combo
this morning on "today's kitchen" hot chef, we're talking shrimp core rio. who better to make it, john besh. >> i thought anne hathaway was doing it. >> sorry, bud. she's out of here. it's you and me. congratulations you have a new show. >> yeah. it's "john besh's new orleans." it's all about the food i've grown up with. it's been incredibly fun to create this cooking show, being an ambassador for new orleans show. it's saying, look, this is the style we cook in. the only indigenous serving
cuisine left in america. >> you're going to make a traditional new orleans dish, shrimp creole. is there only one way to make this or can you put your spin on it? >> put your passion into whatever it is you're doing. this happens to be a dish that -- this is the first recipe i ever cooked. >> as a kid? >> as a cook. at 11 years old i mastered this recipe. if i can do it, anybody can do it. >> that makes it easy. >> this is a lighter version. new orleans is a kind of place where people come together. >> a clash of cultures. >> the melting pot happens to be the gumbo pot or the shrimp creole. >> you're going to use lemongra lemongrass. >> it's chopped up, it can be cursely chopped up. a little bit of salt, pepper. >> do you leave the tails on in. >> leave them off.
they look prettier with them on but it's easier if you pop them off. you saute them in a little bit of olive oil in here. i stress the lighter factor because, you know, getting older, getting these gray hairs, i can't eat like i used to. so i don't want this big buttery heavy sauce. i want something light, really fragrant. it's something kids really dig. you have four boys. you're talking about -- >> 6, 8, 10, 15. you have your hands full. >> this is one of my go-to things i can make. >> so far we've done son onion, celery, peppers. >> what's new orleans food without a little bit of garlic. >> and this is just going to saute down for a while. >> all i want to do is just let that stu. we can add in some crushed tomatoes. fresh tomatoes, use them. this time of year, who's got them. they don't exist. as my wife says, put a lid on
it. >> is there any danger -- those shrimp are going to cook and cook and cook. are they going to get tough? >> at this point we're going to turn it down low, low, low. watch right here. nice and slow. and they've cooked. and they're going to be tender as can be. they really -- you can't overcook one of these beautiful gold shrimp. >> right. how do you figure out, a, cooking time, and, b, portion size. in other words, how many shrimp do you plan for each adult you plan on feeding? >> it really depends on kind of -- i normally say shrimp like this, you know, these are huge shrimp, four, five shrimp apiece. >> per person? >> that's really just enough. it depends on your family. i'd like to say roughly, rule of thumb, five, six sh rump. >> what were you tearing up here? ba basil? >> why don't you tear it up.
you like to rough it up. >> this is country pristine. >> is shrimp creole always served with rice? >> you can serve it with rice, you can serve it with pasta. in new orleans, of course, it's all about smelling. >> what smells so nice? >> i was hoping the great smells and aromas -- >> we can eat with our hands. that's fine, thank you. >> how are we all doing? >> fine. >> i thought i would bring a little big easy to the big apple. >> i could hang out here all day. >> this one's for meredith. here we go, tamron. >> thank you. >> this is my lighter healthier version of shrimp creole. matt, you get the extra portion. >> and congratulations, again, on the new cooking show. >> yeah. >> coming in this morning. >> it airs on public television
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>> well, the rain is pretty much cleared the bay area. we have spotty action happening. that will be the case as we head throughout the afternoon. also watching for the possibility of thunderstorms. we have the ingredients in place. temps in the 50s and very unstable atmosphere as well. we could see some of the pop-up storms later today. mount hamilton got a dusting of snow. the our temps will be in the 50s.
59 in oakland. staying cool overnight, 35 degrees. laura, over to you. >> thanks for joining us this morning. t"the today show" is coming up. have a great afternoon. [ coach ] in albuquerque, citi pre-approved my mortgage. [ whistle blows ] all right, layups, guys. let's go. in sioux falls, i locked in a rate. coach, you get that house yet? working on it. [ coach ] the appraisal? ...springfield. wherever i was, my citi mortgage consultant had me covered.
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expected to plead guilty to most of the charges he faces that could be today. we'll get an update on that case. also coming up how hormones can impact your mood and body. hormonal imbalances from puberty to menopause. dr. nancy snyderman is here with hormones and what it's all about. one of the questions, about men who suffer from hormonal imbalan imbalances. it's not just the ladies. >> what's that supposed to mean? >> do i look fat in those jeans and questions that you ask. >> you answer that. also ahead, navigating the tumultuous real estate market, from finding an inexpensive home when you're getting ready to retire to cash in on government home buying incentives. today real ee ee ees -- real es expert barbara corcoran is here with the 411. later on, prince william may be marching down the aisle, but there's still enough european princes left. for those of you looking, we're going to show you where. wear. first you've got a check of our
top news stories. >> yes, i'm going to try to get myself together. thank you, al. a an earthquake hit northeastern japan. the same area that devastated by a massive earthquake one month ago. a tsunami warning was issued for people living near coastal areas and rivers. officials said a tsunami as high as three feet could strike the area. there was no warning issued for the west coast of the united states. the operators of the damaged nuclear power plant said they have not detected any new damage at the plant. police have just today intensified their search for 15,000 people still missing since the original quake. after workers plugged a radiation leak at the crippled nuclear plant. a guilty plea expected today from the man that allegedly kidnapped 11-year-old jay see duggard and held her captive for nearly two decades. miguel almaguer is in placer i will have -- place rville.
philip and nancy good read owe are due in court to face 18 counts of rain, child pornography. the charges stem from the 1991 kidnapping of jaycee dugard. jaycee dugard was snatched at a bus stop not far from her home when jaycee was just 11 years old. phillip garrido has yet to enter a plea in his nearly two-year-old case but his wife's attorney says phillip garrido will plead guilty to all charges, a move expected to keep his wife from a life in prison and spare dugard from testifying. >> the district attorney is expecting a plea then i assume because he's guilty and because he doesn't want jaycee to go through the trials and tribulations of a trial. >> reporter: it was in this background that he allegedly held jaycee captive. keeping her and locking her in tents and sheds most of her
life. prosecutors say garrido raped dugard and fathered two daughters with her when she was just a teenager. a convicted sex offender, parole officers visited garrido at his house 60 times during jaycee's kidnapping, although officials failed to investigate the background -- backyard compound despite the gps ankle bracelet showing that he spent much of his time there. last year the state of california paid jaycee dugard $20 million in a settlement admitting they failed to adequately monitor garrido. according to court documents in 2004, jaycee wrote in her journal about being held captive, quote, it feels like i'm sinking. this is supposed to be my life i'm sinking. this is supposed to be my life to do with what i like, but once again, he has taken it away. as for the case against nancy garrido, phillip's wife, so far she's pled not guilty to the
crimes. her lawyer says she should be punished less severely than her husband. >> she's not a, quote, aider and abetter in the sex crimes, not being in the same building does not mean you're a principipapri. she's willing to plead to what she did. >> reporter: experts familiar with the case say an expected guilty plea by phillip garrido would help his wife's legal batter. >> reporter: neither the public defender or prosecutor would discuss a possible plea deal. those close to jaycee dugard say she is prepared to testify. fox's talk show host glenn beck says he will end his show later this year. beck has suffered from a ratings plunge and an advertising boycott. if you've gobts to say it, you might say it with flowers. she was shocked when a thief rang up $24 on her stolen credit card with a note saying thanks
for your money. in case you were wondering the thief used the stolen credit card to send the bouquet. great guy or woman. >> you always assume it's the guy. >> that's kind of a guy thing to do. i'm sorry. forgive me. i like guys but i'm making a generalization. sorry. >> that was a little gutsy. >> i was going to use another word. was going to say. check on the atwe r. >> let's see what's happening for you for today. we've got wet weather making its icy through the p acicif northwest and coastal california. got a few showers moving off the northeast coast. we've got a risk of strong storms later today in the mid-mississippi river valley, more rain where they don't need it up through the dakotas. wed weather along the california coast. sunny and hot along the gulf coast and the morning sprinkles the showers are pretty
much cleared of the bay area. now a little bit of spotty activity is expected throughout the remainder of the day. we might see pop-up thunderstorms as well. we have a moisture rich atmosphere. temperatures warming up for thunderstorms. maybe between the hours of noon and 5:00, we'll be watching for that as the giants home openers, cool sunshine for the first pitch. around 50 degrees. rounding the day out at 60. hope you have a great one. your latest weather. tamron? all right. al, thank you. on today's daily doze, surviving ups and downs. all men and women fluctuate with hormones. these powerful chemicals not only affect you but the people around you. i'm trying to catch my breath. it's hormonal. nbc's chief medical director, dr. nancy snyderman.
>> that's it. it's hormones as work. >> nonetheless we often refer to our home moans out of whack. what does that mean? >> our bodies are cascaded with hormones. there's thepy tu tear glanld that goes to your thyroid gland that goes to your other glanlds, the pancreas, your kidneys, even the testicles and ovaries. they keep us in these biorhythms and when one is out of sync, you know, we sometimes feel this. but these are normal hormones that all human beings possess. >> what functions are controlled by our hormones? >> our most basic is our metabolism. >> it's stoked because i ran. >> our growth and development. mood swings. even if your thyroid is out of balance, you hear women talk about being fatigued or being hyperactive, a change in your skin. and women particularly when they're in the reproductive years will talk about estrogen
and progesterone being an important part of not only reproduction but later when they go through perry menopausal systems. >> so it is real, it is science, and it's not something in our head. >> it's real and it's cool science. >> let's talk about some of the questions people have. we have an e-mail from katy on long island. she writes, is it true that men can go through menopause too? i swear my husband sometimes has more mood swings than i do. >> yeah. we used to not give much credence to this but now there's a thought that there is this male menopause idea. that is, men when they go through their 40s and 50s have a decrease in testosterone. they'll talk about a loss of sex drive. is this a normal aging process? just sort of what happens to you? >> why is it still a question. >> or should it be something that's being treated. but no doubt, men will talk about mood swings and they'll talk about loss of sex drive and energy. and it probably has to do with a
mid-life change in hormones. >> so i'm asking why is it still a question? >> it's not so much it's a question about whether it happens. it's a question about whether it's normal. we tend to want to treat everything in life. is this a sort of natural phenomena and you embrace it or do you want to fix it. >> how do we control our hormones? >> you mean every day? >> are supplements a part of it? >> for most of us we're lucky enough to be born with a normal biorhythm. thepy tu tair glanld talks with everything else. particularly after child birth and around perimenopause. for women, if you notice a change in your skin or hair or hot flashes or cold when everybody else is hot or you
have phenomenal fatigue, ask to see about having your thyroid hormonal levels checked. simple blood test and simple replacement. for more complicated levels, yes, there are usually replacements. >> let's get to brenda. she joins us. good morning. what's your question? >> yes. hi, dr. nancy snyderman. i have a question about bioidentical hormones in estrogen-positive breast cancer. a lot of my readers on my blog thing that biochemical hormones are already even though their oncologists have told them to steer clear of all forms of estrogen. so i'd like to take on this. >> well, you know, i have a -- i won't even tell you a bias. i have a strong opinion about bioidenticals. you can call them bioidenticals or you can call them the hormones that you get from your pharmaceutical company and hormones are still hormones are still hormones.
i for one if i had a diagnosis of breast cancer might not take estrogen that would put me at harm's risk for fueling another breast cancer. for women who want to take bioidentical hormones or any kind of estrogen replacement therapy for the peri menopausal symptoms of hot flashs and stuff, do it for a short time, brenda, and no longer than five years because then we know the incidence goes up. >> thank you very much, from my home state of texas. >> i'm glad you're breathing. >> my hormones are down where they should with. up next, answers to your real estate question from finding the right home and finding the right home inspector. barbara corcoran has the inside info. later, even if prince william is off the market, some day your prince could come. there are many royal european bachelors looking for love. we'll tell you where to find them right after this.
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this morning today's real estate answering some of your urgent problems from qualifying for tax breaks and buying a home dur our tough economic times. today real estate maven in our brick house barbara corcoran. good to see you. >> good morning, al. >> we're going to go to the phone. we've got tara from park city, montana. she's got a question for us. good morning, tara. >> caller: good morning. we purchased our new home and moved in in the summer of 2009. at the time we qualified for the second-time home buyer's government incentive. we sent the government the appropriate information for us to receive this and we have yet to receive this and it is april of 2011. so is this incentive a sham, or what next steps can we take to get what we were promised. >> no, no, it's not a sham at all. something went wrong in the process. you should have gotten that
refund within the most four months. it's been almost a year -- in fact more than a month. all you have to do is call the irs hotline. it's 800-829-1040. just like the form. 1040, easy to remember. call them, get the person's name, confirm the conversation in writing and you should have it in 30 days. absolutely not a scam. you should have the money in your pocket. >> what do you need. >> if you have if forms, probably you have them. let me review them. one you have to have an adjusted gross income of $225,000. the home price has to be $800,000 or less which covers 90% of the homes in america and of course the simple form 5405. fill that out, send it in. that money should have been right in your pocket. >> good luck, tara. now let's go to an e-mail from natalie. she writes i'm debating from moving from connecticut to north carolina or florida and i'd like
to find a retirement home in those areas at $150,000 or less. what can you recommend? >> a couple of things. two areas that immediately come to mind are louisville, north carolina, because almost every home there is under $200,000. what a home you get for that. i think i have a typical home in louisville you can have a look at. the other is orlando, florida. i think i have a home of that as well. this is one in louisville. that's a big home. $199,000 in great indication with a large lot. if you want that much of a house. if you don't want that much, you can spend a lot less money. people are coming from all over the u.s. to migrate there. not only old people but young people. you have a vital community, artsy community. it's a lot of fun. >> and orlando as well. >> orlando. it has a good job market right now. the house prices are beginning to o go up. but still for $199,000, this is a typical home you can get there. what's great about that in
addition to that, people are friendly, and eight out of ten people moving there are from everywhere in the united states? and you have the theme parks. >> you got it. >> let's go to the phone again. you've got donna in pennsylvania. good morning, donna. >> caller: hi. >> what's your question for barbara? >> caller: i want to move to virginia from pennsylvania. i contacted mike beasley in the area. he's a real estate agent. he found me a house. it was a short sail house. it was on the markets in september. price reduced in october to $150,000. i gave them a contract, cash, no contingencies, around they turned it down and raised the price. can they do that? >> what's up with that? >> it's not illegal at all and even if you feel like you've been done in, don't feel that way. what happens is the banks price the house and reprice it again and again based on the most recent appraisal. so it happens all the time what
happens to you. here's the thing. don't be shy about putting another offer in writing. the beauty of the bank, they will always submit it to the short sale and foreclosures department. don't be shy. get right back up and bat and put in your offer. >> we've got one more phone call. this is from baron. good morning. what's your question. >> caller: i'll be closing on a hosehouse in the next week. what are some of the things bile spending that day. >> you're buying a house? >> caller: buying. >> expect to put a lot of money out, expect that the closing costs are going to be a lot more than you expect. typically they're 8% now in most states. so get ready to have buyer's remorse and think it's the worst thing as you write the check but it will probably be the best decision you every made. >> all right, baron.
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the situation certainly is improving. showers are spotty in nature. you see the bulk of the moisture already came through from the front. that brought us the rain but the cold air behind it is still going to push in later tonight. our temperatures will fall to the mid to low 30s in some inland spots. places along the peninsula, yoll be in the 40s. 57 degrees in gilroy. pop-up thunderstorms are still fair game for a couple of those as we head throughout the afternoon. 60 degrees tomorrow. then the warming trend starts to
kick into high gear across the bay area. let's see what gear you're driving in across the city. >> we'll start off with the maps. first the approach to the bay bridge, we have a nice, smooth drive. things have cleared off the east shore freeway. take a live look out there and see what we can show. i saw on the maps that 880 is slow. here's the bay bridge toll plaza where the backup is back to mid parking lot. no major backups. the price will change in a few minutes, but the volume of traffic is heavier than we expect around 9:30. >> more local news coming up in a half hour. "the today show" continues in less than a minute. have a great morning.
what are you still doing here? the whole reason was to avoid this from happening. >> maybe you shouldn't send post cards to people to notify them of heartbreaking news. >> what is your objective? >> it seems like i'm in the process of getting you back. >> no. i'm getting married in two days. >> that's actress uma thurman. he crashes her wedding. yikes. we'll get a chance to hear from her tomorrow on "today." >> that looks like a good movie. coming up in the next half hour, if you always wanted to
live like a princess, you know that prince william is decidedly off the market but there are other princes out there if you're looking fur your prince. we're going to look at some of the most eligible bachelors in the world. >> exciting. also coping with those april showers in style and classic chic and pops of color. we'll show you how to brighten up a dreary day. i love this. mother and daughter rain gear. absolutely adorable. so cute. you've heard the buzz words, eating local and sustainable agriculture. this morning we're going to be getting seasonal recipes using fruits and vegetables of spring for those who are busy. in the meantime you're going to give us a check of weather? >> for saturday we've got a risk of strong storms nchl the mid-mississippi river valley, rain in the pacific northwest and also the southwest as well. then sunday, sunday we're looking for more heat in the
southeast. strong storms from northern louisiana all the way up into the mid-mississippi river valley. rain in the pacific northwest. sunny and mild in the southeast and southwest and it's going to be hot down through the gulf, good morning to you. our neck of the woods keeps getting better as showers continue to push off to the south. as you can see back behind the bulk of the moisture, we have spotty activity that will put onshore throughout the first part of your day. the second half of the day we are focused in on pop-up thunderstorms. the cold air behind the front pushes into the bay area bringing our overnight lows into the 30s. 59 degrees in napa, 58 in fremont. cool sunshine for the giants home opener. kate's got him. we can introduce you to other royal bachelors. ♪
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to what if any new titles they'll get. guests will arrive at 10:00 a.m., kate at 11:00. there'll be a procession of karjs following by a kiss on the balcony after kate marries her prince. everyone focuses on them as the most royal eligible bachelors, but there are others, yes, there are. ♪ i have countries and counties ♪ >> reporter: royal weddings got you down as perfectly blue as that dress and the ring? well, there are always these fine young princes to dream about, if you're into that sort of thing. >> yachts, polo, wealth, jewelry, you name it. >> reporter: yeah, that. you'd just better finally learn to find lichtenstein, lum emburg on the map where you mind find the grandsons of princess grace.
andrea named one of the most beam people. dashing prince wenceslas of lichtenstein. all you have to do is tear him from the arms of a victoria's model. this prince has decided to build his own wealth working for a hedge fund in no. yes. prince amedeo from belgium has choken finance in the big apple. his brother joakim also single. love sideburns but hate commoners? a prince for you too. albert von turn. this prince loving playing polo, one of the wealthiest prince ms. in the wofrmtd prince of norway married a former party girl single mom.
swedish princess crown married her personal trainer. which brings us finally to her brother, prince carl philip. race car driver, graphic designer, navy man, and lady's man. well, there are still more princes. this prince definitely has the wealth. he's worth about $22 billion. he's got connections with the likes of mariah carey, janet jackson. he had a party where he had joan collins there. >> reporter: and the goody bags, a kenyan safari and dental makeover. thanks, prince. that's just charming. ♪ showing me your handsome >> reporter: as hard as it may be believe, or not. marrying a prince is not for everyone. prince william said he had his heart broken once by a young
lady who didn't want the lifestyle. once they're married and trying to figure out where they're going to live permanently in london they'll be staying at trusty clarence house right across from where we are right now where prince harry also lives. al? don't forget three weeks from now we'll all be there live starting at 4:00 a.m., 1:00 a.m. pacific time. up next, rainy day fashion for moms andafter thesire messl after these messages. hey kids, mommy's got a surprise for you. [ rattling ]
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there's no time like the present to add a few trendy pieces to your wet weather wardrobe. chassis post is lifestyle editor. >> thanks for having me. >> i was able to get a sneak peek at what you have. the kids are adorable. the moms are great. the key is you don't have to go matchy, matchy. >> you really don't. it's hard enough to get out the door in the morning. there's so many great trends out there for both mommies and their little one. no need. >> no need to do that. >> unless you want to. >> let's get to the first look. jennifer and her daughter macy. what trend are they sporting? >> jennifer and macy are sporting the classic trench. the focus is on the timeless trench coat. >> tell us about macy. >> macy is wearing a beautiful classic trench from zora kids, and it's $59, and what we love about trench coats, is they're the ultimate and classic
raincoats. they never go out of stale so they're great investment pieces. we love the little button detail. we paired it with striped l leggings from the gap and the bright yellow boots. lands end, $30. >> i love the versatility with all that. and jennifer, the mom? >> jennifer is also wearing a trench from zora. we call it the mom's uniform. you really can throw it on with anything. it makes an instant outfit. it's perfect for a drop-off at school or work. rain or shine, a trench always works. we paired jennifer's treb. with classic leggings. and then her shoes, these are so fantastic. >> they look qom fortable and great. >> classic ballet flats. they're made out of rubber. j. crew.
you can wear them outside and out. >> then we have delia and ar very irar. >> deta and aria are wearing the bright paernd color trend. what this is all about is the mixing and matching of patterns. it's a huge trend this spring. >> aria is wearing a little ladybug coat. it's just $36 and we love the big polka dots. >> it's fun. >> it's fun. kids have a ph.d. in the mixing and matching. the trend is really to just go for it. so we mixed her big polka dots with different colored polka dot leggi leggings. >> and dita, mom, is having fun. >> it's great investment piece. what we love so much about it is it's a traditional shaped slipper but it's a really mod
print so it really elevates the look. throw in taxi cab yellow rain boots. what we love is the neon-striped umbrella. it is really fun. all of these pieces are great on their own. what's fun is the mixing and matching, and the umbrella is $24. >> it looks fun. thank you, ladies. up next, heather and seonna. this is the military look? >> yes. this is our military look. heather and tiona are showing us how to do it. military has been huge for the past couple of seasons. we're still in business. >> tiona looks like amelia earhart. >> it's sort of a softening of the military look. it's an inspiration but not full on. the jacket is from zara kids. $49. the buttons and the grommets.
>> and the white jean. >> love the white jean. you don't have to wear them just in summer and spring. it's sort of unisex. it's got sort of a transports masculine. we throw on a polka dot scarf for fiona. >> heather's jacket looks versatile. >> we love it. it's from h & m. slouchy look. $49. love the details like the drawstring waist and the big gold buttons and the zipper. it doesn't scream military but it's a more sophisticaew fisty look. >> the rain boots with the high heel. >> good news is they're really comfortable because they're rubber. these are from sperry. they're just $59 and a really great look. you've got to talk about heather's umbrella. >> yes, we do.
we are crazy about this umbrella. it's from kate's spade. it's a big splurge. more than $75. but what we love is no place else on the market can we find this great stripe. you can take it. it's great quality and won't turn inside out at the first gust of wind. >> thank you, ladies. next we have audra and lola. '70s chic. you're rocking it, girls. >> '70s is a huge trend this season. >> she's got the pink coat on. >> roller disco look. hot pink, $45. what we love is it rolls up into a little ball. really portable for kids on the go when you don't know if it's going to rain or shine. hunter clogs. they're $50. great alternative to the rain
boot. >> audra's look, very sheikh. >> very sheikh. the bohemian staple, the poncho has been belted and has a more flattering silhouette. from h & m, $49. >> we'll bring out all the moms and daughters. you all look so fantastic. you make rain seem fantastic. >> don't they. >> great recipes for using the fresh produce of the season. first this is "today" on nbc.
>> great to be here. >> what's your philosophy on food? >> my philosophy is food on season is the easiest and fastest and most delicious way to make a meal. people hold out that it's hard and takes expert skills. that needs the case. >> what do we have here? >> what we have here is green garlic. this is really, really fragrant. these are really, really sweet fresh peas. >> ooh. >> first of the year. >> those are good. >> we're just going to add them to this garlic. >> what are you sauteing the garlic in? >> in garlic. it's important to get all the sweet and spicy flavor out of the garlic before having the peas so we have this nice flavor base. later we'll add a little bit of water. it's a neutral flavor. it doesn't require a stock. you want the flavor of the peas and the garlic. >> and they're brightening up as they cook. >> and they're brightening up as they cook. if you don't have fresh peas or you i don't have kids around to
shell your peas for you, you can use frozen peas. they taste good. >> hi, kidds, daddy's gone fun for you. shell the peas and later you can wax daddy's car. >> over here you add peas and to them we add nice seasonal lettuces. this is some butter crunch. >> right in the pot. >> right in there. this is the time of year where we're almost inundated with lettuce and people start to run out of ideas for salad and are sick of salad. this is a great idea on a cold day where we can get something warming but also all about spring. >> you cook it down? >> wilt it a little bit. >> how do you serve it? >> add some water you. can serve it under a piece of grilled fish, a nice light lunch dish, add more butter. and it kind of makes its own sauce. >> while this is cooking down, let's head back here. you've got a great dessert back
here. >> okay. >> berries are now coming in season. >> yes. >> so you've got a great bread pudding. >> this is a great bread pudding. this is a berry pudding. it has a little bit of bread in it. this is great really concentrated, really easy delicious way to serve that. >> how do you prep the berries? >> they've been cooked very briefly with a little bit of salt and a little bit of sugar and a little bit of lemmon. >> what do you do with these? >> dump them in. >> into the sieve. >> yes. that's what's going to bind our dessert. i'm going to add a little more salt and a little more pep sneer and while andrea does that, i'm pushing -- >> what are you doing? >> i'm pushing these -- >> don't be too rough. >> don't mush the berries.
>> come on. >> and suddenly it took a turn. come back after -- >> i was set up. >> anyway, you put it in, make it cold, and then it's something like -- come back and join us. it's just a show. wow. >> you're trying to have dessert first back here? >> exactly. hey, it's our show. we can eat it in whatever order we want. andrea, thank you so much. boy, it looks fantastic. come on back. boy, it looks fantastic. come on back. >> never in my lifetime did i think i could walk 60 miles in 3 days. 60 miles in 3 days-- i can do that. 60 miles compared to what a cancer patient goes through is a walk in the park. from the moment i registered, people started immediately supporting me.
we had an outpouring of-- of support. i wanted to do something bigger than myself. the 60 miles-- it makes a statement. i know i'm stronger than i was before, both mentally and physically. i walk with my sister. our relationship has gone to a whole new level because of training together. you meet the most wonderful, inspiring people. i knew that there was something really special about this event. when you accomplish those 60 miles, it's truly life-changing. it was three days of hope. of love. of empowerment. it was three days the way the world should be. here i am, second year in a row, and i'm already signed up for next year's. (man) register today for the... because everyone deserves a lifetime. good morning, everybody. i'm brent cannon. we have breaking news in the rape case in the south bay.
two baseball players accused in a gang rape of a teenage girl have been found not liable. the jury announced that the former players are not liable for any damages and were not negligent. the civil trial stemmed from an alleged gang rape four years ago. the young woman alleges she was araped by a group of young men when she was 17 years old. she was seeking millions of dollars of damages. this is a civil trial. no criminal charges have been filed against those former players. the giants fan who suffered injuries is still in a coma. doctors say there's no improvement in 42-year-old brian stow's condition. doctors say he may have brain damage. the community continues to show support. that barbecue raised $120,000 for stow's medical bills. good morning to you. we have clear skies over the majority of the bay area right now. spotty activity will continue to push onshore. we'll see light scattered
showers. we're noticing that trend in places like oakland. they had a pop-up storm minutes ago. as we head through the afternoon, it will be warm enough for storms to form, not all that warm. 58 degrees. 59 in san jose and the cold air pushes in as we head into tonight. overnight lows in the mid to low 30s. let's check your drive. it was getting a lot better. there's a new accident to report at 21, central avenue off of westbound. an accident with a car facing the wrong way. no major injuries. this is a major distraction. the travel time has jumped up to over 30 minutes. clearing by the time you get to university and towards the bay bridge toll plaza. a live look shows you the light traffic. san mateo bridge, the issue there is the wind. the bay bridge, wind advisory
captions paid for by nbc-universal television hey, everybody. thanks so much for being with us today. it's a dreary day here in new york city. it's april 7th. you know what that means? nobody knew but me what this day was. >> kathie lee said do you know what today is? i said, no, i don't know. and you said -- >> it's our third anniversary. we started our show together --
those aren't even real balloons. that is so cheap. >> let's take a look back at our first show. >> all righty. guess what? it is time for the new edition to "the today show," miss kathie lee gifford. >> i told them. >> you did? ♪ ♪ come on and raise your glass >> give me a big one. >> love you. thank you, hoda woman. >> come back tomorrow. gloria gaynor will be with us. >> my hair is pretty much the same, but boy, have you changed. wow! look at the difference.
hoda, my gosh. you're like such a sexy woman now. >> what, the turtleneck wasn't grabbing you? i can't believe it's been three years since that. we started on the plaza. >> don't miss the plaza. >> we got booted off. the noise level was so high. there were lawyers in 30 rock trying to take depositions and do things. >> that's not possible while our show is on. happy anniversary, sweetheart. it's been great, great three years so far. >> and more to come. >> yes. we're under contract. anyway, if you don't like being in new york right now and many of us have really, really pretty much had it, the tripadvisor.com just came out with their best beaches in america and best beaches in the world. >> i tweeted my heater ticked back on again. a lot of people are going through the same cold snap where it's still cold and rainy and icky. the top five beaches in the u.s. are, sanibel island in florida. >> which is beautiful.
>> gorgeous beach. everything is very small. they just preserved it. number four is miami. >> panama city, looks like sugar, right around pensacola and destine. gorgeous. gulf breach. >> number two beach is cape may, new jersey. >> victorian homes, but they are specifically talking about the beach. >> the number one beach in the entire united states of america is -- >> myrtle beach, south carolina. that surprised me. i thought the nation's best beach would probably be in hawaii or california. you know? >> they said hawaii, a couple of beaches were in the top ten but not number one. >> i don't think i've ever been to myrtle beach. everybody loves it. it's a lot of fun and lovely. >> the number one beach in the entire world -- >> of's never been to this either. >> in turks and caicos. >> turks is gorgeous.
the sand is like powdered sugar. the water is crystal clear. you can walk up to your waist and see your feet. >> my friend goes to parrot cay. what if you and i were left wild in turks and caicos what would happen? >> what are you talking about? >> i don't know. i read in the paper and said, guys, we have to talk about this woman. usually i am not for multiple cosmetic surgeries. i think they represent a greater desperation than something else going on in the head, you know. this woman is unbelievable. she's 55 years old. cindy jackson. she has spent over -- i can't believe she hasn't spent more. they say over $100,000 and two decades on 52 rounds of plastic surgery.
>> look at this. this is how she began. this is her in the beginning. let's go down here. >> that's the next decade and the next decade. >> this is what she looks like now. kind of. >> she looks amazing. >> she looks like another person. >> that is what she wanted to do. she is a very bright woman. she is in the mensa society for geniuses. she had cheek implants, who doesn't? chin reduction, two nose jobs, five face lifts. reshaping of her jaw, liposuction, chemical peel, skin-blasting treatments. >> here is one thing i thought was weird. she got those fat injections in her hands so her hands look younger. >> now she's gone too far. >> she didn't love her dad and she looked like her dad. she didn't want to look like him any more. >> this is the other thing. she was an art student. she said by studying art, she
realized it was leonardo da vinci who establish bad beauty is. she said, i'm not stupid. i can see that i don't look like leonardo da vinci's concept of beauty. i don't think she started out to do 50 of them. >> it's a lot. 52 is a lot. >> what do you all think? knowing you would end up looking like she does now at 55 -- my favorite quote of hers, did you do it for a man? no, i don't need a man. the only man i need is the one who is going to do my next surgery. i want to have her on the show, dansville. >> we're working on it. >> tammy says they are working on it. this dating site is called what's your price.com? you're either the generous one or attractive one. if you're the generous one you find the attractive one and put your price in for the date with the person. you're paying for your date. >> this is supposed to be nonsexual. this is for a first date.
unless you're a total tramp and you don't care. >> exactly. >> you know who you are. >> it's $200. this is nasty this website. >> they pay the fee but then they also pick up the dinner. >> they pay for the date and pay the girl. >> what if there is no sexual quid pro quo what is your problem with it? >> you're basically -- it's like prostituting. >> why? i'm paying devil's advocate. >> no. i give my time to everybody. you shouldn't have to pay for someone's time, should you? >> i'm just asking the questions. >> what do you think? >> i can barely keep up with the stuff going on in this world today. you know way think about it. it's sad. it's another commentary of where we are as a culture. but if no sexual, it's not a crime, of course. it's not a crime. >> if you're making a living going out on first dates with a bunch of people. >> isn't that what escorts do?
>> that's a good point. >> i need a date for this business thing. >> you thought it through. all right, i want to say hi to four wonderful people visiting us in the studio 1-a today. stacey, amy, julie and sue. they've been on with us at a charity event. >> why did you waste your money? >> they are from ohio and also michigan and new york. ladies, we are glad you're here. great to have you all here. >> is it okay to name your child after food? in "okay" magazine -- >> who did that? >> gwynneth paltrow named her daughter apple. jamie oliver named his daughter honey. >> be careful, no one wants to be known as enchilada. >> a vote for baby chardonnay can't be far behind. >> you had a baby chardonnay. >> i did.
i had chardonnay and chablis and my dog regis, his middle name was champagne. frank's middle name was newton. it still is. when he was growing up, in fact, cody, we named him cody newton gifford. i loved it. frank has english ancestory, it sounds nice. all his life he was teased as figure newton. i said, so what? you were bigger than them and faster. what do you care? >> i love it. are you ready? >> we've run out of time. >> i saw you trying to eat up the time. >> i need champagne. >> this is a song. if you have a friend always complaining about it's cold out, it's terrible, the one who is always negative nellie. this is a song called "what if
it all goes right." before we play it, this was played at the olympics in china over and over, okay? it just, the first part is what if everything goes wrong and second part, what if everything goes right? such a good song. >> so far i like it. it's actually music. ♪ what if that road you're taking's a dead end ♪ what if love leaves you all jaded and broken ♪ what if it all goes wrong ♪ but what if it all goes right ♪ what if it all works out ♪ what if the stars line up ♪ the last goes down ♪ what if it changes your whole life ♪ what if it all goes right >> i love when you hit the high notes. she mouths them.
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we've got two special ladies here with us today who provided countless hours of nail-biting mystery. mother and daughter mary higgins clark and carol higgins clark are out with new thrillers separately to keep you wondering, who done it? >> mom's work is called "i'll walk alone" carol's entry is called "mobbed." >> great to see you. doesn't it seem like they were just here. >> you two, bestsellers. does it ever get competitive with you? >> no. not competitive with each other. we look at the list to see who's coming up. our competition is is is strictly outside of the family. >> your titles are always from songs, aren't they in. >> pretty much. >> i r for a long time, and i walk alone was a song during world war ii. it was a lovely song. to tell you the truth, i'll be
lonely and my heart tells me you're lonely, too and in this become the girl is not walking alone. someone that looks exactly like here is hacking her computer, charging to her, but far beyond that has kidnapped her child and everyone thinks she did it herself. >> yeah. that is a great -- >> that is so juicy. how did you come up with that concept? >> my editor said how about doing identity theft, and i thought about the computer and then thought, yes, yes, but you need something else. so when a 3-year-old is abused from a stroller. >> and the camera captured the person who took the child. >> two years later. >> and no one believed her and she said to her 14 friends who, you know you are under such stress and go to a psyche rid rift and maybe you'll have a breakthrough and she said won't you just believe me. please, believe me. >> carol, your books are usually one word, you know? >> well, it started because my first one was murder on a cruise ship and my mother came up with
the title. >> mine didn't do it, by the way. i'm not responsible for the murder on the cruise ship. >> my second one was murder at a pantyhose convention. that one had to be snagged so that's yet one-word title. >> yours are so interesting. they're nail biters, but they have a lot of humor, right? >> this is a garage sale and mystery mother and they end up at a garage sale and the woman who rented her house to a famous actress is now selling the things the actress sold by accident. the actress is missing and someone's been stalking her. >> i set it at the jersey shore. >> you read each other's books before it comes out? do you critique each other? how does that work? >> often we do, but this time we were both so busy with our own. carol, i don't think you read mine yet. >> that's true! >> fabulous, darling! >> just gave me the copy, but
last year we didn't read each other's line, and then i was doing my page proof at my editor's office and they came in and said you better not have the character gavin. they said that's the main name in your mother's book. >> you need to spend more time together. >> exactly! >> another year i said to carol i'm going to use a crooked santa claus. she said, you can't! >> they think i copied her. >> and did you mention mery's pub on 57th street? >> there is a mery's on every single book. >> great to see you both. >> great to see you both. congratulations. >> thanks again. >> up next, get ready to laugh even more. we have an invitation for you. >> the reality show is coming up for this one. with the taste of activia. that's good. wow.
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remarriage to his beautiful wife per dimeredith is moving back h stuff into her house. it's all in a new reality show called "sinbad, it's just family." >> together, together, please. do not listen to this man. if he tells you to enter that door. do not enter. i don't care how he spins it. i don't care how he threatens you and i don't care if he flashes money. i'm telling you right there, do not enter that door. >> we'll go through the front door because it's closer. . >> right from the top and hill arity ensues. >> he's here with his wife meredith, and his kids paige and rice. good to see you. >> is this a tense moment or hilarious moment? i can't tell. >> our life is tense hilarious. my wife and i were divorced a
while. h >> how long were you divorced, sweetie? >> ten years. >> 12 years altogether prior to that and then divorced ten. >> why did you decide to take him back? >> you always say it's the man. the man gets taken -- >> is she wrong? >> no. >> give us love. >> the main reason is this right here. it's family, you know? and i wanted my family back. >> and i slept at the house. >> had you remained friendly during that time? was it amicable? >> i only moved 15 minutes away. i think men mess up and they get tw divorced and they're not single. you're not single. it's a commitment. >> you divorce a woman, but not your family. i was 15 minutes down the street. the first couple of years were rocky and we always stayed friends and we were never
fighting about the kids so we never had that issue. >> it's tense enough to make it work, but why cameras? >> i think sometimes celebrities can kill everything they did. i said, you what? for me you're still creative. they're not buying sitcoms and stuff. if i put my spin, i'll put it my way, when i sit down with my family, it's a fake family. >> they're fake. >> she's a singer and she has an album. let me find a way to incorporate here and my son said, are they going to pay us? i'll do it and my wife didn't want to do it and this just ties her out. let's do it our way and nothing with the fighting. let's show how funny it is. families are funny. in the anger there's also fun, so let's show the craziness of being with me, and that way i said i get a chance to write and still be creative, but do something else. >> you're not as crazy as people assume. you have a deep faith in your life. >> very much.
>> that's probably what really brought you all together. you want some drama, baby! forget "jersey shore," you just read that bible, right? >> what did you think about your dad coming back and the whole cameras and everything? >> the cameras were interesting. it wasn't 24 hours a day, but it was 10 to 12 hours five to six days a week and we always joke and say we probably spent more time together shooting than we actually really do because everybody naturally has stuff going on. >> yeah. pretty much. it was definitely an interesting experience, you know? it was fun experiencing it with the family. >> we can't wait to see you. >> you'll be back with more episodes. >> starting on we tv april 12th. >> still to come. jersey is here. [ female announcer ] we invited real women to try new dove visible care
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coliseum, easy drive through this area where we showed the earliest of our slow downs. we're seeing that again today. >> thanks, mike. "the today show" continues coming up next. we'll see you back here .owoto the special giants coverage tomorrow morning. we are back on this thursday with today's style and packing advice. you booked the tickets, secured your hotel, but it's stuffing that suitcase that is giving you the hardest time. >> "elle" creative director josy is here. he is featured on sundance channel fashion series called "all on the line." >> talk about vacation and packing, right? >> a lot of us have trouble making sure it fits in. >> some of us do. >> first of all, i have to say,
i feel like i've been invited to the anniversary party so happy anniversary to you ladies. i love that. >> you said i hope there is a drink waiting for you. >> we have margaritas for you right now? >> best treatment ever. >> just bring joe's. >> speak for yourself. >> kathie lee. >> let's get started. >> okay. we'll have one, too. we are heading to aruba for a tropical beach vacation. we have micha. come on out. >> i have to say, you ladies will love this. flat shoes are back. i was all over europe. they were pairing them from little dresses to evening dresses. i love these sandals because they are made with a yoga mat. it's like walking around on yoga mats. you can put that with shorts which is a new length or an evening dress. >> are those pricey? >> 30 bucks. super fun, super easy.
throw them in your bag. it can go from airport to beach to dinner. >> i love it. thank you. you look great. thank you. >> next up we have lauren. she has a new relaxed chic look. are you okay with that? >> this is great. this is good. don't steal my drink. this is about color. it's about practical packing. this is a problem. i pack too much or not enough. you want to be able to pack the right things. accessories makes an outfit. they are smalling to pack. great colored bag, statement necklace. best part here is that anorak folds up and goes in the clutch. >> are those linen? >> linen is tough to travel with because it wrinkles so much. >> the great part is when it's wrinkled, it's supposed to look that way. you don't have to worry about packing a steamer. >> the jacket turns into a bag? >> no. the jacket folds up and goes into the bag.
>> don't confuse me. thank you. >> bernadette is ready for a night out on the town. you worry about your dress keeping in shape. tell bus that one? >> classic wrap dress. we don't have to do black. i love it in navy. lord and taylor for $100. you can roll this up and stick it in your suitcase. it's wrinkle-free. >> i love the pashmina wrapped around her. awesome. that's beautiful. >> how much was that dress? >> $100. >> oh, my gosh. >> thank you, bernadette. patricia is getting ready for poolside drinks. i'm fine, joe. don't worry about me. >> there goes joe. first things first around here, all right? >> tell us about what she's got going. >> the long length is back. in "the new york times" they talk about the long length being
back. >> i love them. they are so comfortable. >> they are easy. you throw that on. she is going out at night. you can put the flip-flops on and go out during the day. best dress from banana republic, $130. it has a beautiful back. >> where would you wear that? >> you could wear that to dinner. you can take that to the beach. >> that is so cute. i love that. >> let's bring all our models out. we've got time. tell us about trends. you've been traveling around. flats are in. what else? >> what is the big color for spring? >> royal blue and purple. >> really? are you just saying that? >> those bright sharp really bold colors, jewel tones, definitely jewel tones, some primaries. you are seeing them everything from a belt, shoe to bag, head to toe dressing. >> what about the shoes kathie lee can't stand? >> gladiator look. >> i like the sandals we showed. they are the easy, casual sandals.
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today we meetd our newest "everyone has a story" contest winners. >> we'll meet everyone in a minute but take a listen to laurie's letter. >> our little boy was diagnosed with stage four lymphoma two months before his third birthday. jack started complaining his arm hurt. after a trip to the pediatrician we were sent for a scan of his shoulder which showed a large mass. after a week of multiple scans and tests, we were pulled into a small room and told our little boy had cancer. he had a massive tumor in his chess and the cancer spread to 5% of his bone marrow and to every bone in his body. we were in total shock. >> i love you, mom. >> i love you, too. >> we had just had our second baby boy braden and we were told he was born with a large hole in his heart. we suddenly became parents of two very sick little boys and we had to make them better.
lags year has pretty much been a blur. baby braden has done well and his hole is starting to close. he is starting to walk and he is the happiest baby boy. jack has been through six rounds of chemo, tumor resection from his chest, stem cell strans plant, 20 sessions of radiation and is currently in his fourth round of immunotherapy. none of this includes his countless scans, tests, doctor appointments, fevers, sickness among many other things. jack has gone through this treatment like a true superhero. he is full of so much spunk and such a love for life. we call him our little firework. he constantly tells us this is the best day of his life even when we were at our worse. he doesn't complain and always reminds us everything is going to be okay. as of today, jack has clear scans. we are so very thankful, but we know he has a very long road ahead of him. we always tried to stay positive
and remain hopeful for what our future holds. we have watched jack take on this beast and he is wing. >> laurie is here with zac and their two beautiful sons. so good to have you guys here. >> how is everyone doing? we heard the scans are clear. made us feel good. >> really well. as for as braden, his hole has shrank a lot. >> hello. >> jerry lewis. hello lady. >> he is doing well. we go in for echos every six months. as for jack, he has had all clear scans and he's ending treatment right now. in may, he will get his tubes out as long as those scans are clear. >> that's been feeding him. >> it's underneath his shirt. he would show you. all the chemo, all the
medication, all the blood draws come out of there. >> we see you. when those tubes come out, what is the first thing you want to do? >> what do you want to do? >> go in the water. >> in the water. >> i bet you do. it's perfect timing for summer coming, isn't it? >> i know. >> it must have been such a shock just to hear the news. dad, what did you think when you heard the news about your boys? >> i didn't even know what to think. we were horrified. we didn't know what to authentic. >> what got you through it? a lot of couples would have either -- it's difficult. some couple gets closer and some break up. >> we had a lot of support with our family and a lot of friends. a lot of people we don't even know. it seems people come together when you're i at your lowest to bring you back up. you have to keep a positive attitude. if you don't, your mind goes crazy.
>> you want to do that, too? you want to get down too? you know what, we have david friedman and i have written a song for you guys inspired by your beautiful, beautiful letter us to. in a minute we'll come back and two of broadway's brightest stars, they are a married couple, marin massey and jason danielly are going to sing a song called "love survives." are you ready for that? >> yes, i am. .
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the song is called "love survives." ♪ how did we get here ♪ it all seems like a blur ♪ now nothing is the way it should have been ♪ we once could touch tomorrow ♪ now nothing is for sure ♪ and none of us will ever be the same again ♪ but one thing is certain ♪ one thing is very clear ♪ we are here ♪ to make each day the best day of our lives ♪ for as long as we're together ♪ we can face forever ♪ for we believe ♪ with all of our hearts ♪ love survives
♪ and so we hold on ♪ we're family hand in hand ♪ determined to see the future through ♪ by looking to each other ♪ to help us understand ♪ all we need to know now ♪ and all we need to do ♪ cause one thing is certain ♪ one thing is very clear ♪ we are here ♪ to make each day the best day of our lives ♪ for as long as we're together ♪ we can face forever ♪ for we believe ♪ with all of our hearts ♪ love survives ♪ love survives ♪ all the heartache ♪ love survives ♪ all the pain
♪ cause the choices ♪ our hearts make ♪ can take the greatest wrong ♪ and make it right again ♪ for one thing is certain ♪ one thing is very clear ♪ we are here ♪ to make each day the best day of our lives ♪ for as long as we're together ♪ we can face forever ♪ for we believe with all of our hearts ♪ love survives ♪ and joy survives ♪ faith provides ♪ and hope arrives ♪ love survives ♪ love survives
never in my lifetime did i think i could walk 60 miles in 3 days. 60 miles in 3 days-- i can do that. 60 miles compared to what a cancer patient goes through is a walk in the park. from the moment i registered, people started immediately supporting me. we had an outpouring of-- of support. i wanted to do something bigger than myself. the 60 miles-- it makes a statement. i know i'm stronger than i was before, both mentally and physically. i walk with my sister. our relationship has gone to a whole new level because of training together. you meet the most wonderful, inspiring people. i knew that there was something really special about this event. when you accomplish those 60 miles, it's truly life-changing. it was three days of hope. of love. of empowerment. it was three days the way the world should be.
we are back with everyone has a story honoring a special family. they were terrific. >> you guys were amazing. >> love, love, love. this is that time in the program where we get to give something away. we remember you said you wanted to get wet, right? >> in may when your tubes come out. >> we decided we are going to send you to wet and wild in phoenix, a water park. you get four vip passes for life. >> all the water rides, one for jack and one for braden. >> but that's not all. tell the fine folks what else. >> swimming gear, a lot.
>> target has made so much of this available. you're going to have a pool in your backyard, too. is that exciting? >> yeah. >> all right. jason's got a concert tonight. where can people see you? >> metropolitan room here in new york city. my band the frontier heroes will be there 9:30. >> you were here 6:30 practicing and rehearsing. >> we'll be together at the cafe carlyle may 10th through the 21st. >> we'll have to see you. classy room. dave, what are you working on? i'm with the band for disney. just got a new loreal commercial. he is doing the music for it. david friedman has a new book. >> tomorrow night a concert called "hear our song" in norwalk a town hall. lucy arnez is in it. come down. >> hoda, what are you doing?
>> nothing. not doing one thing. did you enjoy your song? >> did you like it? did we cap pure it. that's what we hope to do. >> if you're wondering who this lovely lady is here, they are sisters. >> today she is a great sibaby. tter babysitter. >> god bless you all. thank you so much. >> uma thurman tomorrow. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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