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good morning, everyone. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a monday morning, the 2nd of may. i'm matt lauer down at ground zero along church street in lower manhattan. meredith vieira is back up in studio 1a. ground zero, this is where nearly 3,000 people died during the attacks on 9/11 in 2001. of course 184 more died at the pentagon in washington, d.c., 40 others died in that field when flight 93 crashed in shanksville, pennsylvania. and there is a large outpouring of emotion here as you might expect, meredith. >> i was going to say, matt, an extremely emotional morning. obviously the headlines of every newspaper this morning, "new york times," bin laden killed by
u.s. forces in pakistan, obama says declaring justice has been done. headlines in other newspapers more pointed than that, "the new york post," gut him, vengeance at last. and "the daily news" puts it this way -- rot in hell. president obama made the announcement in a late-night address from the white house and this morning we are learning new details about what unfolded in that raid, matt. >> reporter: that's right. we're learning a lot more. an incredibly successful raid by u.s. special forces, a dangerous mission but one that they appear to have been completely successful at. an idea of what's been going on here for the last 12 hours or so and in other locations around the country, people have been stopping by ground zero, now a massive construction project, just to kind of reflect on the news they've been receiving. we saw a lot of people gathering outside the white house and other places. we're going to have some of that reaction in just a couple minutes, meredith. >> all right, matt.
we have complete coverage beginning with chief white house correspondent chuck todd. chuck, good morning to you. it was an operation eight months in the planning with the president personally overseeing five meetings in the final six weeks as the u.s. government zeroed in on public enemy number one, osama bin laden. it was shortly before midnight when the president announced the news. >> tonight, i can report to the american people and to the world that the united states has conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden, the leader of al qaeda. >> reporter: the president made it clear getting bin laden was always a top priority. >> shortly after taking office i directed leon panetta, the director of the cia, to make the killing or capture of bin laden the top priority of our war against al qaeda. >> reporter: while intelligence officials long suspected bin laden was hiding in pakistan, the exact location wasn't known until august. >> after years of painstaking work by our intelligence
community i was briefed on a possible lead to bin laden. >> reporter: that lead, a bin laden courier whom intelligence operatives had been tracking for years. he led them to a large compound in an affluent town 35 miles outside of islamabad, pakistan. >> last week i determined that we had enough intelligence to take action and authorized an operation to get osama bin laden and bring him to justice. >> reporter: the president gave that final order friday morning in the situation room, just minutes before leaving washington to tour the tornado devastation in alabama. he called the death of bin laden the most significant achievement to date in our nation's effort to defeat al qaeda. >> usa! usa! >> reporter: the news spread quickly and jubilant crowds gathered at the white house. >> i wanted to come out here and show my support for the u.s. >> reporter: sunday night white house officials made calls to key leaders all over the country. the president personally briefed former presidents bill clinton
and george w. bush, who called it a momentous achievement and added -- with nearly 150,000 troops fighting in afghanistan and iraq, some see this as a big morale boost. >> i think it's an enormous shot in the arm to the u.s. armed forces. 48,000 have been killed fighting the war on terror. taking down this iconic figure is a very significant event. >> reporter: the president called the killing of bin laden a testament to the greatness of our country. with the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks four months away he had a special message for those who lost loved ones in the attack. >> justice has been done. >> reporter: the president monitored the actions taking place in pakistan almost in real time. in fact, when the special forces
relayed back that they got bin laden, his code name was geronimo. so it came back like this -- geronimo k.i.a. for killed in action. meredith? >> chuck todd, thank you very much. 7:05 on the west coast. now to matt at ground zero. >> reporter: meredith, thank you very much. obviously, this was a precision mission carried out by u.s. special forces, and it was a mission not without some very dangerous and tense moments. jim miklaszewski is live at the pentagon with the details we know. mick, good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. remarkably, u.s. intelligence officials weren't even really sure that osama bin laden was at that compound north of islamabad. in fact, according to one u.s. official, there was no smoking gun to put him there. but in the end, the evidence was compelling enough for president obama to give those navy s.e.a.l.s the green light to attack. friday morning, just minutes before departing the white house on his way to inspect tornado damage in alabama, president obama gave the order to launch
the operation to kill osama bin laden. more than two days later, u.s. special operations forces attacked bin laden's heavily fortified compound at abbottabad 35 miles north of islamabad. 1:00 a.m. monday morning pakistan time, in a scene straight out of an action thriller, u.s. helicopters loaded with american commandos closed in for the kill. on approach, one helicopter had mechanical problems and crash-landed but no one on board was hurt. within seconds the two special forces teams flooded the compound and came under heavy fire. it was obvious bin laden would not be taken alive. u.s. officials say armed with an automatic rifle the al qaeda leader fired on the americans who then shot and killed bin laden. >> then the first bang came. three other consecutive bangs came, then there was one fifth final bang which made the sky orange. that's when i had to duck. i thought, this is something really big.
>> reporter: in the exchange the navy s.e.a.l.s. killed two al qaeda couriers and one of bin laden's adult sons. one woman, who the al qaeda gunmen used as a human shield, was also shot and killed. when the shooting stopped, the americans loaded bin laden's body on a helicopter tb transferred to afghanistan. nearly ten years after 9/11, the operation to kill bin laden was over in 40 minutes. now, bin laden's body was buried at sea overnight but not before intelligence analysts identified the body as that of bin laden through details comparisons to photos of the al qaeda leader. a more detailed and reliable determination will be made through dna testing. the results of that should be available later today, matt. >> jim miklaszewski at the pentagon for us this morning. we're getting reaction to the killing of osama bin laden from some top officials with the administration and officials from previous administrations, among them, hillary clinton and
dick cheney. here's what they had to say. >> even as we mark this milestone, we should not forget that the battle to stop al qaeda and its syndicate of terror will not end with the death of bin laden. indeed, we must take this opportunity to renew our resolve and redouble our efforts. >> when you think about all the effort that went into it and the -- it's been ten years, and it's been worth all of that effort for the final result. but we should never underestimate how hard it was. >> hillary clinton and chadick cheney commenting this morning. back during the attacks of 2001, rudy giuliani was the mayor of new york city. he joins us now by phone. >> how are you? >> i'm fine, thank you. just give me your personal
reaction to the news. >> well, i feel a great sense of satisfaction that justice has been accomplished, but i don't feel -- i don't feel as if this is over, this war is still going on. and i have tremendous admiration for the courage that it took to execute this operation from the president right down to the people who actually did it. >> i'm hear on church street. you know this area very well, mr. mayor. >> i do. >> you were here on 9/11 as those buildings fell and three days later when then president george w. bush came to the rubble and declared that the people who brought those buildings down would hear us soon. did you ever think in your wildest imagination it would take ten years to bring osama bin laden to justice? >> no, i didn't. at the time i thought it would be done much more quickly, but having reflected back on it and all the different murder investigations i've been involved in and sometimes they take 10 and 20 years. but the fact is that whatever jus sis is done gives you a sense of real satisfaction.
and although it doesn't bring back any of our loved ones, in fact, it makes the pain a little bit worse right now today, there is a sense of satisfaction that the right thing has been done. i really do congratulate the president and the members of our military and intelligence teams. this was a very difficult thing to do, much more difficult than people realize. >> yeah. and as a former mayor of this city, you have been in the situation room with intelligence officials on countless occasions. so what happens now? clearly we have always had a target on our backs here in new york city. are you worried that in the wake of the killing of osama bin laden that there will be a renewed effort by other terrorists to send a message to the people not only of new york but of the united states? >> yes. i think that's very appropriate that the city and the country be on much more heightened alert. i think in the short run this could be dangerous for us. in the long run, this is a very, very good development in the war against islamic extremist terrorism. he was a major symbol, and you
cannot underestimate the value of taking out a major symbol like that. but in the short run, this could create problems for us that we have to be very alert to. >> rudy, i'd like you to comment on something for me. shortly after 9/11, i remember, and you wrote about this in one of your books, that you commented to then president bush that you wanted to be the one to execute osama bin laden. and i think you even said that you thought president bush thought you were speaking rhetorically at that time, but you were not. can you elaborate on that? >> yeah. i remember it as if it were yesterday. it was on september 14th, and we were at an air force base in new jersey and the president came off the plane and greeted governor pataki, then greeted me, and said, what can i do for you? and the first thing i said is you can let me execute bin laden when you catch him. that was the sense of anger that i had and also the sense that he killed so many of my own people in new york that i might be symbolically a good person to do it.
but now i'm very satisfied that this has been accomplished. i can't tell you how much admiration i have for the people who carried out this mission. as i said from the president to the people who were right there on the ground, it took a lot of courage to do this in pakistan. just think, matt, if something had gone wrong, if three innocent people had been killed and there would have been a mistake. a president would be undergoing tremendous criticism now. our military would. and that risk is always there when you make a decision like this. >> right. real quickly. i mentioned where i am. from where i'm standing, rudy, i can see the freedom tower, which is under construction right now, due to be completed in 2013. when you look at the freedom tower and you hear the news of the morning concerning osama bin laden, although you've said it is perhaps now more dangerous a time than ever, do you feel as if it's a new chanter? >> yes. i believe some of the burden has been lifted. it's a very difficult psychological thing to describe about when a you lose someone
that you love. but a sense of justice does help. it doesn't replace what you've lo, but it does help. and i think when we deal with the memorial on the tenth anniversary it's going to be somewhat easier that he's been brought to justice. >> former new york city mayor rudy giuliani. mr. mayor, thanks for joining us this morning. >> thank you, matt. >> let's go back up to studio 1a and meredith. >> thank you very much, matt. "time" magazine reporter omar warash is in pakistan where bin laden was killed and is with us by phone. omar, good morning. i know you've been talking with the locals there. what are they saying about what happened? did anyone see or hear anything? >> pretty much everyone within about a six-kilometer radius heard this intensity last night. one of the eyewitnesses, a young student, said he actually saw two gunship helicopters approach the area. this was something very, very unusual for people here.
generally, a three-hour drive away from islamabad, is a quiet town. it's even right now -- it seems life is sort of passing as normal, but you can see there's not much activity here in general. they heard the helicopters approach. subsequent to that, there was the sound of a loud explosion which residents here believe was the sound of a helicopter crashing. after that, they said they heard a car race past quite quickly. and then the helicopters left. this all went over a period of about 30 minutes, they say. the panic created by that, particularly the sound of the explosion, jolted people and brought them out in the streets. one resident wondered whether someone was invading them. others simply had no idea. later when they woke up to discover the news of what had happened, they expressed total
bewilderment that something like this could happen within their own town just here. >> omar, what can you tell us about who owned that house? were people in the area at all suspicious that bin laden could be there? >> well, no one i've spoken to says that they saw bin laden or thought they saw bin laden or even heard rumors of him being here. i did, however, speak to a construction worker who lives in that same neighborhood of the town. this compound is in an area and this construction worker, whose name is rafiq, he said to me that he walked past the house, he considered it suspicious, it's a large compound. it's got -- the land is close to an acre. it has a 10- to 12-foot-high wall with a bungalow inside. he said -- i have no way of
verifying this -- the resident there said it was owned by a pashtun man by the name of akbar. and nothing beyond that is known. for many people, this neighborhood was unremarkable in many ways. it's a middle-class neighborhood. it's populated by people like doctors and businessmen, professionals who drive toyotas and hondas and work in the area and there was nothing particularly unremarkable -- nothing remarkable about this neighborhood at all. >> omar, final question. there are some people in the arab world who are saying today that osama bin laden is now a martyr and that vengeance will be taken on america. do you hear any of that among the people that you're speaking to? >> no. i mean, people here i've spoken to, some of them, there is no sort of outpouring of support here. we haven't seen people taking to the streets. that may change later on, of course.
people here, however, they've heard repeatedly that bin laden was in pakistan. they were never sure. they heard rumors of his death. some people now even aren't completely convinced. they say they'd like to see more evidence. and the fact that this could happen in their neighborhood, in terms of bin laden, they aren't particularly strong feelings either way. it's not as if people here are ecstatic that he's been killed, but they aren't sad either. >> all right. omar waraich thanks for your perspective. we really appreciate it. and, you know, matt, when you hear to mauomar talk about the compound with the barbed wire, it's right here a military academy and stronghold. >> right. >> you have to wonder why do pakistani officials would fail to know that he was in there, and if they didn't know kind of why not? >> yeah. there are going to be a lot of
questions asked about what the pakistanis should have known or did know, especially when you consider that the united states has given them billions of dollars in military aid. just to set the scene a little bit more for you here, a lot of people stopping by, meredith, throughout the morning. before we were beginning the show, i was prepping and a guy walked up and put his hand on hi shoulders and said, matt, my name is brian lang. i lost two cousins at the world trade center on 9/11 and i want you to know of all the trillions of dollars that have been spent in the war on terror and hunting osama bin laden many the last ten years, in my opinion, it was worth it. and he was very emotional when he said it, meredith. >> absolutely, matt. and i think this september 11th, is fact that they did get osama bin laden, as former mayor giuliani said, will put people's hearts a little bit at ease. >> a little easier. >> let's get a check of the other top stories of the morning. ann curry is at the news desk.
overseas markets are surging on the news of osama bin laden's death this morning. mandy drury is at the stock exchange. what are we expecting in u.s. markets? >> u.s. stocks at this stage are up on the news of osama bin laden. it is likely to only be a short-term sentiment as there is no direct economic impact from his death. also after literally dropping on the news, oil prices are now higher. most of the risk premium attached to oil prices is based on the war in libya and widening middle eastern unrest and not bin laden per se. chrysler, its first profit since leaving bankruptcy two years ago. libyan tanks shelled a town this morning. on sunday, pro-government mobs attacked the british and italian embassies in libya. they were retaliating for the bombing of moammar gadhafi's family compound which killed one of his sons and three of his grandchildren.
a recovery effort is under way across the tornado-ravaged southeast. homeland security secretary janeth napolitano has promised a steady stream of federal aid. on sunday, president obama added tennessee to the states with disaster declarations, making federal funding available for the cleanup there. search crews have recovered one of the black boxes from air france flight 447, the plane that mysteriously crashed into the atlantic while en route to paris from brazil. all 228 people who were on board were kill and the shuttle "endeavour" will not launch today. ed. nasa engineers are working to repair an electrical glitch that will delay lift-off until may 8, if not later. those are some of the other top stories at 21 minutes past the hour. now back to meredith and al. >> thank you very much. a quick look at the weather, al. >> midsection of the country a little trouble, dallas to ohio.
strong storms going to cause airport delays. we've also got flashflood watches in effect as well, stretching from texas all the way up into mid-indiana. flashflood warnings and flood watches, rainfall amounts anywhere from 3 to 7 inches of rain locally, some areas picking up to 9 inches of rain. that may cause flooding, certainly will cause flooding along the mississippi river and its tributary. good morning to you. well, we are going to be in the 70s later on. we are still on the chilly side in the upper 40s. later on today, 76 degrees in redwood city. perfect weather. a little bit on the breezy side turning windy throughout the wind prone areas throughout the bay. here is the seven-day outlook. maybe breaking records by wednesday. >> that's your latest weather.
meredith. >> al, thank you. much more to come on the death of osama bin laden, including how americans, especially families of 9/11 victims are reacting. check back in with matt at ground zero here in new york. firs "to" [ male announcer ] edmunds.com says that lexus holds its value better than any other luxury brand. ♪ intellichoice proclaims that lexus has the best overall value of any brand. ♪ and j.d. power and associates ranks lexus the highest in customer satisfaction. no wonder more people have chosen lexus over any other luxury brand 11 years in a row. see your lexus dealer.
le still to come on this monday morning, more reaction to the killing of osama bin laden. here from ground zero where we are joined by ynbc'ss tom broka in a moment. meredith? >> first your local news and weather. administering her medication, and just making her comfortable. one night britta told me about a tradition in denmark, "when a person dies," she said, "someone must open the window so the soul can depart." i smiled and squeezed her hand. "not tonight, britta. not tonight." ♪ ♪ not tonight."
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they are staggering. nearly 6,000 deaths of u.s. service members in iraq and afghanistan. more than 10% from california and quite young, too. 54% just 18 to 24 years old. commuters tells us this morning they feel a sense of satisfaction. laura, back to you. >> it's amazing to see. thank you very much. right now, i want to check the forecast with christina loren. >> good morning to you. we have a great day in store for the bay area. temperature wise, we are going in the mid-70s. breezy conditions. it's going to be toasty for the middle of the week as high pressure gains control. today, comfortable temperatures as we head to the warmest part of the day. 77 degrees in santa rosa and 78 degrees in santa cruz. great beach day down there. temperatures are going to climb as we head for tomorrow and more so for wednesday. the warmest day of the week.
88 degrees. a few 90s expected. thursday on shore flow will bring the temperatures back to 84 degrees. all though, we are holding strong, low 80s, upper 70s for this weekend. >> 580, we have that slowing because of the earlier accident in north livermore. all lanes are cleared. it's 27 now out of the altamont pass. slow for 680 through pleasant hill. we have a smooth drive once you get past there. there's the maze, the backp u at the toll plaza continues the build.
7:30 now on this monday morning, the 2nd of may 2011. you are looking at ground zero from the top of the rock. people have gathered throughout the night upon learning the news that osama bin laden was killed by u.s. special forces. i'm meredith vieira inside studio 1a. matt is at ground zero for us. >> this is one of those occasions, one of those news stories where people will stop and remember where they were when they heard the news that osama bin laden had been killed after a nearly ten-year search
for him. you know, we'll be hearing stories all morning long about people and how they receive the news. thousands of people were watching a baseball game between the new york mets and the philadelphia phillies at citizen bank field when the news started to spread. people started to check their blackberrys and other communication devices and then spontaneous applause and the chants of "usa, usa." an emotional scene in philadelphia. i'll be joined by tom brokaw who will have new reporting on how this operation unfolded in pakistan in a moment. meredith? >> i had already gone to bed last night when we started getting phone calls from our children who are 22, 19 and 17 in different parts of the country, each one calling to say, mom, dad, put on the news. there was something surreal about it. i didn't understand what was going on but it's sunk in this morning, matt. >> we are starting to hear a lot of reaction.
i'm joined by nbc's ron allen. he's got more on how people in new york, across the country and other parts of the world are reacting. >> this is usually a solemn place, but ground zero was transformed. people said it was the most joyful occasion they have experienced here. when you look around the country there seem to be celebrations happening just about everywhere. outside the white house they began filling the streets, even before president obama had finished addressing the nation. a crowd in the thousands that poured from pennsylvania avenue into lafayette park. >> i thought it was a way to be a part of american history. it has been a long fight. >> reporter: so many said they were completely surprised, had no idea the dramatic late night announcement would be about osama bin laden. spontaneous celebrations erupted
across the country. viewers sent in pictures of their own memories. at a sunday night baseball game between the philadelphia phillies and the new york mets, fans got the news on blackberrys, sending up a chorus of cheers for the usa. [ cheers ] >> reporter: students emptied college dorms as word spread on twitter and social media. >> i saw a bunch of people facebook updating about osama bin laden's dead. ♪ god bless america ♪ >> reporter: nowhere was it more profound than at ground zero. joy in a place usually heavy with loss. kevin lost his father, a firefighter. he's just back from afghanistan. >> when i think about this, all the guys still there willing to put themselves out there.
>> reporter: firefighter rocco chiaracello was at ground zero when president bush warned the terrorists, including bin laden that they would soon hear from america. >> it took almost ten years but thanks to the soldiers, the president, the firefighters. >> reporter: in texas, a crowd adorned the gate of the former president's house in red, white and blue. >> osama bin laden is dead. i had to bring the flag out tonight. >> reporter: many who lost loved ones, it was triumph laced with pain of remembering the tragedy. for diane mazaroli who lost her husband michael, a businessman, knowing bin laden paid the ultimate price finally makes it easier for her to be at ground zero. >> i come every year to the memorial which is a very sad
thing. it's bittersweet. i was crying when it happened. but overall i'm happy. it's a day to celebrate. >> reporter: a lot of jubilation, but a real mix of emotions for people here. a powerful night here in ground zero. the word i heard more than any was justice. some said vengeance, but more justice and a feeling that bin laden got what he deserved. >> nearly ten years in the making. ron allen, thank you very much. we'll have much more ahead from ground zero in a couple of minutes. meredith, back to you in studio 1a. >> mark bingham was a passenger on flight 93 when the flight was hijacked and crashed in pennsylvania. his mother alice hogland is with us now. good morning. >> good morning. >> it's been almost ten years since you lost your son mark. your reaction when you heard about osama bin laden? >> well, it was disbelief
mingled with hope. i had despaired of ever finding this day to be a reality. i am relieved and very heartened by the news. it is the culmination of effort. a good effort by a combined intelligence community and our military. it has really paid off, all those months of intelligence-gathering. >> the president last night in his address to the american people said that justice has been done. do you agree with that? >> it was an eloquent speech. i applauded every word. barack obama has been a real friend to the 9/11 families. he is working hard to fulfill the promises that he has made and george w. bush deserves a great deal of credit. he promised the 9/11 families that he would not relent in his effort to find the perpetrators of the bloodshed of 9/11.
this is a very strange and bittersweet day. violence marking the end of the search. not nearly as violent and bloody as the carnage that osama bin laden himself perpetrated on the american people. >> alice, you testified on behalf of the defense during the trial of zacharias moussaui. would you have liked to see osama bin laden stand trial? >> i would have liked to see osama bin laden stand trial. however, i have lost faith to some extent in our civilian or article iii courts. we seemed to get bogged down in the details and certain liberal groups following their own agenda have taken the essence of the 9/11 struggle out of the
hands of the families. and that is a travesty. so the short answer is in some way i'm relieved that the man has no one to face now except his fwod. >> -- god. >> is it important to you -- and i know it is to some -- to see a picture of osama bin laden's body to know, in fact, he is dead. >> i take their word for it. i trust them implicitly. >> as i said in the beginning it's been ten years since you lost mark. he was considered one of the heroes aboard flight 93, one of those who stormed the cockpit to stop the hijackers. is there a day that goes by you don't think about him? >> not a day. my son was the light of my life. everyone who died on september 11, 2001 had people who loved them and who miss them and were terribly robbed by the actions of osama bin laden. i'm very proud of what mark did,
along with his fellow passengers -- tom burnett, jeremy glik, tom behmer and richard diagno and that little group of guys that took a vote and decided to run forward armed with nothing more than their fists and whatever they could find on board to fight real evil, people who were determined tole kill them and everyone else they could on the ground. >> finally, alice, one victim's family said of the news everything begins anew because of this. do you feel that way? >> i think it is a point in time of which the american people can be very proud, which we can take stock and realize how veriile valuable our military are. i'm so proud of the courageous men who took the matter in hand, seized the moment just as the guys did on flight 93. they didn't let the moment pass. they nailed it and they got
their man. i'm very grateful to them. i can speak for a lot of nef fami -- 9/11 families when i say that. >> thanks for joining us. >> thank you. >> now a check of the weather from al. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by massage envy. >> as we look at what's going to be happening tomorrow, we've got rough stuff tole deal with today. we've got strong storms stretching from texas into the ohio river valley. wet weather in the pacific northwest. sunshine in the southwest. tomorrow storms from scranton back to roanoke and approaching severe weather levels in columbia. there could be flooding in some of these regions. good morning to you.
well, clear skies made way to a cold start this morning. grab a jacket on your way out the front door. 49 in concord. clear conditions. we'll see high passing clouds throughout the day. the breeze will pick up as well. by noon, we are expecting the 70s in the south bay. 71 in san jose. 70 in sunnyvale. have a great day. if you want to keep track of your weather go to weather channel on cable or weather.com online. meredith? >> al, thank you. just ahead, more on the death of osama bin laden. tom brokaw's reaction to the news right after this. cash back with my credit card? love the idea.
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we're back with more of "today" on a monday morning as we are learning reaction to the news that osama bin laden has been killed by a strategic operation by u.s. special forces. i'm live at ground zero joined by nbc's tom brokaw. in washington, david gregory joins us, the moderator of "meet the press" as does the washington d.c. bureau chief forle al-arabia. good morning to you. tom, i want to take you to september 14, 2001 when president bush stood on the rubble here and said, i hear you and soon the people who brought down these buildings will hear us all. it took ten years to bring osama bin laden to justice. >> last night i got ale call giving me a heads up and i said, i need to know more. he said, it's somebody we have been looking for for a long time. if you think about it, it has been ten years. the real issue this morning, matt, is how much influence does
osama bin laden still have on the movement? obviously it's an enormous victory for the united states to get rid of this man who brought not only pain and grief to this country but to the islamic world as well in terms of what he triggered. i do know more about the operation at this point. the compound is large with a lot of buildings. they thought they know the building in which he was located. they were right and it was a fierce firefight. we don't yet know how many others were killed. no americans were killed but a number of people around osama bin laden were killed. they didn't tell the pakistanis until they left. that gives you an idea of the relationship between the countries. >> david, clearly this operation raises all kinds of questions. he was not living in a primitive cave along the border. he was living close to islamabad, not bad from the equivalent, as tom put it from the u.s.le military academy of
westpoint, their version of that. what does it raise in terms of questions as far as how much pakistan has actually been cooperating with us in this war on terror? >> i think the obvious question is if they knew and didn't cooperate more, why not, when they have a pretty sordid history of not only working with al qaeda and the taliban to their intelligence service but also if they didn't know, how could they not with that kind of intelligence operation? you're right. senior u.s. military commanders, the intelligence community felt he was so deeply isolated in the tribal region but we have known from pakistani leadership throughout that there was a sense that going after bin laden would somehow destabilize their government. there was a lot of sympathy for bin laden, a huge bounty on his head, tens of millions of dollars and nobody turned him in. not in the tribal areas , not outside their capitol. >> ishan, what are you
expecting? >> there is a great deal of welcome. the government and importantly the yemeni government, palestinian authorities and others are welcoming the news. i think there will be few tears shed for this man, who according to a confirmation made by my network was responsible for the killing of almost 15,000 people, more than 8,000 of them. those in the arab world who would be sorry for osama bin laden shouldle know the criminality of this man knew no boundaries, no ethnic background. >> how much will the arab world be watching how we react to this? we are seeing spontaneous celebrations on the streets of new york, washington and other places. how will how we handle this news be viewed in the arab world? >> i think so far it was handled
properly. if it was a muslim burial, that's very fine. i don't think there will be the kind of reaction some people in the west are expecting. celebrating, if you will, the murder -- the killing of a murderer is not going to be seen as insulting to many people in the arab world. look at the people of benghazi and throughout liberated areas. they were celebrating news that gadhafi was the subject of an attack. i think a lot of people in the arab world will be relieved. and with tunisia and egypt and other parts of the arab world the arabs are resorting to peacefulle ways of changing their world. they don't need osama bin laden. the whole arab movement was a huge repudiation of everything that osama bin laden represented. >> thank you very much. david gregory, thank you as well.
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good monday morning to you. it is 7:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. excitement and anger when news of osama bin laden's death spread. students were glued to the television watching for the latest update last night. some question whether it was worth it. others say it's a step in the right direction. >> when you have had ten years of deaths to find this one guy and now yeah, we killed him, but what are we celebrating all the deaths that happened because of this and the deaths that will continue? >> it's a great day. it's sad this person died, but rerepresented evil.
it's a moral booster. a number of travelers say loved ones have called them to be extra careful while visiting the country. great weather. let's check the forecast with christina. >> if you like what we had over the weekend, we have more of the same today oond tomorrow, then warmer on wednesday. turning to the 70s by noon in the south bay. 71 at noon. 72 in gilroy and 68 in concord. turning to the mid-70s inland. 77 los gatos. the temperatures climb a bit for tomorrow then really ramp up for wednesday. 88 degrees, record heat forecast and i think we'll see a few 90s pop up, which we haven't seen for quite some time. let's check the drive with mike inouye. >> good morning, we see this unfortunately, almost every day. antioch extremely slow.
concord and 680, very slow. slow through pleasant hill and better than a half hour ago. typical slowdowns toward the tunnel. jammed coming down portions of the east shore freeway. around the berkeley curve. average speed is 30s and 20s. a live look at the golden gate bridge shows another issue we are dealing with. the fog into the north bay. watch for the lower visibility south of the tunnel. back to you. >> thank you so much. and thank you for joining me this morning. more news in a half hour. the "today" show returns in less than a half minute. have a great morning. i am a sneeze whisperer.
8:00 on this monday morning, may 2, 2011. as the world reacts to the news that al qaeda leader and mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, osama bin laden, is dead. i'm meredith vieira. matt lauer is at ground zero. bin laden was shot and killed by u.s. forces in a mansion north of pakistan's capital. the news triggering scenes of celebration outside the capitol and at ground zero in new york. donald rumsfeld will speak out in a live interview, but first savannah guthrie has new details on the raid. what have you learned?
>> good morning to you, meredith. in talking to a u.s. official this morning, we have learned more on the raid and the fact that the president was actually able to monitor what was happening on the ground in pakistan during this raid in realtime. this u.s. official wouldn't describe the technology that enabled this but suffice it to say the president had audio and visual updates as the raid was unfolding. at approximately 3:55 eastern time when they got word that osama bin laden was killed, i'm told in the situation room applause went up. officials also say there were two heart-stopping moments during the raid itself. first is when the helicopters that were supposed to, as i understand it, not land on the compound, but rather hover and lower navy seals -- excuse me, special ops forces onto the ground. however, one of the helicopters stopped working. it hit the ground. i'm told it didn't crash but it was on the ground. the seals went forward with the operation.
as that was unfolding they brought in a third helicopter, an emergency helicopter. you can imagine the moment, meredith, as the seals were coming out with the corpse of osama bin laden. in that moment decided to detonate, blow up that helicopter with a huge explosion. they then boarded the other two helicopters. the other heart-stopping moment is as the helicopters were leaving and still in pakistani air space and, remember, the u.s. government didn't inform the pakistanis of this. they scrambled their own fighter jets not sure what these helicopters were, not sure if they were allied with pakistan. very concerned. as you can imagine, incredibly tense moments. to repeat, the president able to monitor from the situation room. >> you have to wonder what he was thinking. so much could have gone wrong. >> so much. i'm told that the moment that the helicopter went down, i'm told the tension in the room was palpable. it was blackhawk down times a million, one official said to me.
>> savannah, thank you for those details. now back to matt at ground zero. matt? >> thank you very much. i want to find out what reaction to this is in the middle east. richard engel joins us live from benghazi, libya. richard, good morning to you. what is the reaction? >> reporter: good morning, matt. i was just listening with great interest to savannah's account how the white house is describing what happened. in the middle east. there is also a different version of events that is starting to emerge, particularly from the people who supported osama bin laden. if you look on websites or some commentators on arabic language television they are starting to engage in myth-building, describing this as a heroic moment, that osama bin laden fought to the end, that he was there, he bravely stood up against the navy seals and that even osama bin laden's wife stood in front of him, showing loyalty to the end and sacrificed her own life.
in general, however, i think it's fair to say that the reaction has been relatively positive. people in the middle east are happy to be rid of osama bin laden. he was an embarrassment to the region. he was an embarrassment to the religion of islam, many here felt, but he does have some supporters who are taking to the airwaves now, trying to create an alternative myth to what happened. >> all right. nbc's richard engel in libya for us this morning. richard, thank you very much. now let's go north about 30 or 40 blocks to ann curry who is standing by at the news desk on a very busy morning. good morning to you. >> good morning. a promise from janet napolitano on a steady stream of aid for alabama and mississippi. john yang is in tuscaloosa with more on this recovery effort. hey, john, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the recovery effort is in full swing.
you can hear utility trucks moving up the street here. but the two big challenges remain are restoring power and accounting for the missing. five days after the tornado ripped through the center of tuscaloosa, we are learning the names of those who died. they cut across all ages from 5-year-old mikayla edwards to 88-year-old annie sayer, 22-year-old university of alabama student ashley harrison huddled in a closet with her boyfriend, football player carson tinker, as the storm approached. he survived. she didn't. people are finding ways to move forward. >> we are in this not just for one day, but we are here for the long haul. >> reporter: a pledge the federal government is making as well. >> we'll stand with them all the way. >> reporter: the worst natural disaster since katrina, the obama administration is determined to get it right. the president himself was here on friday. and on sunday, five federal
agency heads including homeland security secretary janette napolitano toured the disaster zones in alabama where 250 people lost their lives. the tornado left a trail of destruction, but the people rallying for the city are leaving only gratitude in their wake. >> we're all okay. we're all alive. >> reporter: the immediate demands today are for tarps to cover damaged billings, damaged roofs because there is heavy rain forecast for this afternoon. ann? >> john, thanks. libyan tanks shelled misrata overnight and again this morning on sunday pro-government mobs attacked the british and italian embassies in libya, they were retaliating for nato's bombing of moammar day gadhafi's family's compound which killed one of his sons and three of his grandchildren. japanese lawmakers gave approval to a $48 billion earthquake and tsunami relief budget to help pay for new housing and debris removal and also provide for hard-hit fishermen and
businesses. finally, every teenage girl deserves a perfect prom night. one colorado special education teacher gave her students a day of pampering and primping for their big celebration. most had never been to a salon before and said they could not wait to wow their dates. it is seven minutes past the hour. now to al with a check of the weather. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by kay jewelers. every kiss begins with kay. >> all right. thanks so much, ann. let's take a look. we have our pick city today, evansville, indiana. part of the hard hitting storm system that brings flash flooding possible, heavy rain. 56 degrees. you can see it on the radar from texas all the way to ohio. heavy rain. some areas with three to seven inches of rain. another system moving into the
pacific northwest bringing showers there. sunshine from central california into the great southwest. temperatures in the upper 80s. strong rip currents along the southeastern miami and florida coastlines. look for sunshine in the midatlantic states. showers in western new york and western p.a. later this after good morning to you. boy, a great day once again. we have temperatures in the mid 70s. you don't need to turn on the heater or run the ac, room temperature forecast in places like oakland, 73. 70 in san francisco. and 77 degrees in santa rosa, today is one of the coolest days of the week. we're going to 88 degrees inland as we head into your wednesday. the coast will see temperatures in 80s but the low 80s. record heat forecasted by wednesday, enjoy the 70s today and tomorrow. that's your latest weather. meredith? >> al, thank you very much. up next, a live interview with former defense secretary donald rumsfeld. his reaction to the news that
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world. >> reporter: thanks, matt. good morning. the death of osama bin laden marks the end of an era. although perhaps no longer the world's most dangerous terrorist, he is the man responsible for the worst terror attack in american history. as word spread through news reports and socialle media, spontaneous gatherings outside the white house, at ground zero and around the country. young and old celebrating the end of bin laden. he was the world's most wanted terrorist. to most of the world, the embodiment of evil, but to radicalized muslims, a hero. in afghanistan in the 1980s osama bin laden fought against the soviets on america's side with guerillas trained and financed by the cia. >> there is no doubt in my mind at one point or another we probably armed him. >> reporter: then u.s. troops arrived in saudi arabia to fight the first gulf war against iraq. to bin laden, defiling his
birthpla birthplace. u.s. intelligence says bin laden built terror training camps, launching a global terror network. within two years back in afghanistan bin laden ordered this -- the destruction of two u.s. embassies in africa. august, 1998. >> we would use all the means at our disposal to bring those responsible to justice. >> reporter: president clinton retaliated, ordering 62 cruise missiles into bin laden's afghan straining camp. bin laden got away. then the turn of the century and the world celebrated. but according to court testimony, only after the cia had foiled a bin laden plot to attack five locations, including los angeles international airport. the following october a suicide bomber attacked the u.s.s. cole in yemen. 17 sailors were killed. american intelligence quickly developed intelligence linking the attack to bin laden who praised the bombing.
then bin laden's most devastating plot of all, september 11th. >> our responsibility to history is already clear. to answer these attacks and rid the world of evil. >> reporter: the u.s. answered with a five-month military strike in afghanistan, operation enduring freedom. >> there is an old poster out west i recall that said, wanted, dead or alive. >> reporter: while his top henchman and other top operatives were brought in, bin laden remained at large. for years administrations uh thought they had leads onlile to lose the trail. >> this is something that's bedevilled this government for years. we'll continue to try to hunt him down. we'll get him. >> reporter: now al qaeda has lost its leader after a manhunt for a man who literally terrorized the world. >> the death of bin laden marks the most significant achievement to date in our nation's effort
to defeat al qaeda. it does not mark the end of our efforts. there is no doubt that al qaeda will continue to pursue attacks against us. we must and we will remain vigilant at home and abroad. >> reporter: senior officials say capturing or killing osama bin laden was the top priority. in effect he was public enemy number one. and they got him. matt? >> all right, andrea mitchell, thank you very much. donald rumsfeld was the secretary of defense of the united states twice from 1975 to 1977 and then again from 2001 until 2006. secretary rumsfeld, good to see you. good morning. >> thank you very much. >> thifirst of all, how did you receive the news? >> well, my staff called and i turned on the television and was able to see the good news and was impressed by the spontaneous demonstrations we have seen
across the united states. there is clearly an understanding that this is an important event. >> let me ask you about where he was found. he was found not in a cave along the border between pakistan and afghanistan. he was found in a rather up scale neighborhood in a town about 35 miles from islamabad. does that surprise you? >> obviously the conventional thinking was that he was in the federally administered tribal areas in pakistan, not in the urban areas near the capitol. this is a man who called the united states a paper tiger and assumed that the united states would do nothing, that we would continue to not really react. he's a person that urged muslims to kill americans. and so the fact that he's been killed and is no longer a factor is an important one. this is an intelligence problem
from the beginning, of course. we have always had the ability to kill or capture. we needed the intelligence. we had been fortunate that the intelligence was forthcoming. it may well have been partly a result of some of the -- interviews that took place in guantanamo bay, cuba. >> we're hearing a lot, secretary rumsfeld, this morning -- questions about how the pakistanisle could not have known he was here. local police officers who had to look at this compound and see it as being very different from the surrounding buildings. do you worry that while we are calling pakistan an ally in the war of terror that they did not do their best in turning over information on the location of bin laden? >> i think it's fair to ask those questions and pursue the questions. we need to know the answers to those types of things. that is possible. it is also possible that hindsight is 20/20.
>> do you think now that -- what type of a blow does this deal to al qaeda -- obviously he was the founder of al qaeda. he was the leader but we also know that al qaeda has become almost a catchphrase for many types of terror organizations now. will there be other fringe groups to simplile fill the void? >> well, we have had instances where in a given region we have killed or captured the head of al qaeda and within a matter of hours someone took his place. i think we have to assume that this isn't the end of radical islamists trying to kill americans. there are others out there. he will be replaced. and the key is the fact that the bush administration and the obama administration have put pressure on the terrorists. that's what resulted in the intelligence and the information that led to the killing of osama bin laden and over time will
lead to the killing of whoever succeeds him. >> do you worry about an uptick in violence now in this country or against western interests around the world as a result of the killing of osama bin laden? >> i think we have to be alert to that possibility. there has been intelligence that suggested if osama bin laden were ever captured or killed that there would be a violent attack on america or europe in one way or another. i think it's important that our intelligence organization and military around the world are very attentive during this period. >> and finally, let me ask you to end on a comment about the u.s. military, the special forces in particular. you have obviously intimate knowledge of their workings from your time as secretary of defense. what would you say about the conducting of this operation and the success of it? >> it certainly is an
intelligence success. we had to have that information. but the young men and women in our special forces and our navy seals are amazing. they do an absolutely superb job. and they are courageous, patriotic, dedicated and determined. this is an important victory for them. ic congratulate them to be sure. >> former secretary of defense donald rumsfeld. mr. secretary, i thank you for spending time with us this morning. >> thank you so much. >> we're going to have much more ahead on aonrom y nd morning from ground zero and studio 1a right after these messages. [ female announcer ] can you define radiant skin?
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world. little embarrassing. after your local news. stopstop. good monday morning. 8:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. doctors treating giants fan brian stowe said he could be moved closer to home after reaching a milestone in his recovery. he did not have any seizures for the past three days after doctors took him off coma inducing medication. he is still in a comatose state and listed in critical condition. but doctors say his viceal signs are good. he's been in the hospital since he was brutally beaten after an l.a. dodgers game in late march. we'llake a quick break but we'll be right back with a look at weather.
good morning to you. well, we have some low cloud cover kind of creeping in from the coast. a lot of it is making its way over the land but you can see it hugging the coast and find a bit of fog, especially in the north bay through the next couple of hours. after that, clouds will lift, break apart and left with mostly sunny skies. 73 in oakland, 77 in los gatos, maybe a few high passing cirrus clouds, only the highest clouds able to get over the high pressure ridge. 88 degrees, record territory.
let's take in with mike inouye. >> sluggish drive from 101 and typical spots. 880 a little heavier than we typically see. 808, slowdown around the coliseum but not as bad as we've seen at 8:30 some days. we'll see that build over the next half hour. into the city, backup chk at the toll plaza back to the maze and in the city now word muni, delays because of a suspicious package. we're following that. >> we'll keep tabs on that. >> another update in half an hour. "today" back in less than a minute.
by special forces in pakistan. obviously here in new york all the folks are at ground zero. so many people lost their lives. there is a lot of conversation about that. we'll have more on that. and we have something in our studio that's going to make everybody smile and that something is jennifer lopez who is here to talk about "idol," her new album and her family. we're so glad to have her here. >> most beautiful woman on the planet, in the universe. >> you get next to her and you know why. she's gorgeous. and we are not done talking about this wedding. >> what wedding? that little thing in london? >> besides everything -- literally 3 billion people saw, we'll tell you about show you some of the things you didn't see. how were the after parties? what's up with harry calling his newlywed brother "the dude"?
his dudeness. we'll have details. >> i thought they were estimating 2 billion. it was actually 3 billion in the end? >> that's what i'm going with. >> unbelievable. >> we'll find out exactly how many people watched. but it was estimated to be at 2 billion people. >> let's show you what's going on. first off we have the week ahead. we have the earliest part of the week. we are looking at above normal temperatures along the east coast. heavy rain through the mississippi and ohio river valley. above normal temperatures out west. mid-week, cooler weather in the eastern half of the country. above normal out west and the latter part of the week, we have showers in the northeast and the midatlantic states. above normal through the plains in the rockies. below normal in the northern plains. what's your name? >> rhonda. >> what group are you with? >> buildon. >> you want to do the forecast
for your town? >> i'm from seattle, washington and i hope i can say there will be sunshine. >> sadly, no. it will rain. thanks for being here and what does the group do? >> we are a not-for-profit that's been around 20 years and our mission is to break the cycle of poverty, i wille literacy and low expectations through service and education. >> good for you. thank you so much. good morning to you. we'll see gorgeous day. a bit on the windy side through wind prone areas. overall really comfortable temperatures. 77 degrees in santoro satisfy, 77 in los gatos and mild on the water did. 73 in oakland. 70 for san francisco as we head throughout the next couple of days our temperatures climb a bit tomorrow, they really ramp up for wednesday. 88 degrees and 90s around here, warmest weather in months.
and that's your latest weather. meredith? >> al, thank you very much. she is the ultimate triple threat -- singer, dancer and golden gone-nominated actress. don't forget wife, mother, "american idol" judge and most beautiful person of the year according to people magazine. her new album is called love? and we'll premier the new single "i'm into you." love with a question mark? >> yes. >> why? >> why? >> yeah. >> everybody knows why. it's funny. being in such a good place in my life now with babies, with my relationship with marc, i'm able to look at it in a different way and examine it. for me, the question mark is really about always questioning yourself when it comes to that. it's the one thing we all need, we can't survive without, every living thing.
at the end of the day, you have to keep -- and i think this came with the babies as well. you know, you feel a deeper love. it made me step back and start questioning things and looking at life in a different way. you know, am i doing my best? am i being the best person? am i loving in the right way? am i being loved in the right way? over the years i say i have been working on this album for two years but seriously since the first time i fell in love when i was 13. >> what have you learned? >> that you still have questions. there is so much to learn and that's why the question mark. love is the answer but the question, too. i think we have to challenge ourselves to be better. >> you travel through life and say you have learned so much about yourself. you have a wonderful relationship, kids you adore and "american idol," too. when you were first approached did you have second thoughts about doing the show? >> yeah, i did.
when they first approached me i was like, this is not what i want. this is something that wasn't in my career plan. you know? >> why did you take it? >> because at the end of the day i'm the type of person who follows her gut. i love the show. i really was a huge fan of it. i had been kind of, like, judging from my bedroom for years. and then i thought about it and i talked with marc about it and we decided it might be a good thing for us, for the babies to be in one place for once. >> now that you have done it, some people criticize you and steven tyler saying, oh, they're not tough enough. >> why do i have to be tough on them? i think you have to be yourself. people trying to hold us to a standard of something that was before. but the truth is everybody was being themselves. that's all we are doing, too, being ourselves. >> you feel comfortable. when a kid leaves you get upset. >> i do. it's sad to see them go.
we have gone on this journey with them. it's hard to do. >> yeah. you're here in part because you are premiering your single "i'm into you." let's take a sneak peek and we'll talk on the other side. >> totally. ♪ ♪ i tried but i had to surrender ♪ ♪ you got me under the spell ♪ left me under no choice but to get down ♪ ♪ it's too late ♪ it's too late ♪ you've got it ♪ you've got it ♪ you've got it ♪ you've got it ♪ when i look into your eyes ♪ it's over ♪ you've got me hooked with your love controller ♪ ♪ i'm tripping and i could not get over ♪ ♪ i feel lucky like a four-leaf clover ♪ ♪ i'm into you ♪ i'm into you ♪ i'm into you ♪ yeah, yeah, yeah ♪ i'm into you ♪ i'm into you ♪ yeah, yeah
>> you're so funny. while we're watching that, i'm looking at the guy. you look great, miss gorgeous, but you're thinking of your kids. >> they'll see it later, when they're older. >> they get to see mom's hot. what's wrong with that? >> it's fine. i was just joking. >> when you look back at your career when you first started out, would you have made it on "american idol," do you think? >> i don't know. some people audition and i think, god, that's me when i first started out. >> like who? >> oh, god. i don't know. >> none that made it to the end? >> no. during the audition process, people we put through and stuff. i don't know. i don't know. you know, when you're auditioning, you know, you have good dais and bad. if i would have had a good day i
would have made it through. on a bad day they would have sent me home. >> is it true that you and your husband are thinking about a latin version? >> no, no. we're doing a show with simon fuller who created "american idol." but it's a different type of show. we're going through latin america to put together a latin music show where we just scour -- it won't be an auditioning type of show. not that type of thing. >> mother's day is coming up. >> yes. >> how do you want to spend it? what would be the perfect mother's day for you? >> doing nothing. >> with mark doing everything? >> i want to be with my babies, just be home with my family and just enjoy them and relax a little bit. >> is that the game plan? >> that is the game plan right now, yes. >> jennifer lopez, always a joy to have you here. you're lovely. thank you so much. we're back with the entire video in our fourth hour. up next, what you didn't see at
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back at 8:42. it was dubbed "the wedding of the century" and friday's celebration in london lived up to expectations. three days later the world is abuzz over everything from the postponed honeymoon to the bride's sister pippa. michelle kosinski is in london with more. good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, meredith. hopefully everyone's recovered. today in london is a holiday. everyone has time to devour every detail now coming out about the afterparty. if only we had video of william and catherine rocking out to their favorite hits from "grease" but they have taken this opportunity to get out of town if only for a few days.
the beauty and majesty of the english garden in spectacular bloom. this royal wedding was only the beginning. next, the parties and speeches and emotional william calls catherine his rock. she blinked back tears when prince harry called her his sister and said the romance inspired him. he kept calling william "the dude" instead of "the duke." the first dance? ♪ it's a little bit funny >> reporter: to a rendition of elton john's "your song" but only for about 30 seconds when a shy william asked for something so everyone could join in. they did a little dance and lip synch to this -- ♪ you're the one that i want ♪ >> reporter: a late night. here's princess beatrice leaving
after 3:00 a.m. with no sign of the hat. the couple looks serene leaving by helicopter somewhere in the uk. no tropical honeymoon yet. they decided to wait. and the future king is expected back to work in the air force as early as tomorrow. the palace released the official photos. >> there is a lot of energy in the photos. we all knew we needed to get on and do it. >> reporter: among other lasting impressions -- the frowning flower girl. yes, an internet sensation at 3 years old. and then there's pippa, prompting a global stir with a facebook page dedicated to, let's say her appearance from behind. some say, how about pippa and harry? >> he's a gentleman that prefers blonds.
>> reporter: he was inspired by the spectacle and embrace of tradition. but with simple, sweet true love at heart. the palace isn't saying where they will head on the honeymoon or why the delay. some papers say it was decided weeks ago because of william's air force duties and that they may be headed to the sechelles in the indian ocean. >> anyone's guess. thank you so much. ben fogle attended the wedding. he joins us now and celia walden. good morning. >> good morning. >> are you recovered yet? >> just about. the sun is still shining here. my headache has cleared a little bit. >> there was so much hype leading into the wedding. did it meet the expectations, do you think? >> i think it did, and more. it turns out that even the people who are most cynical about britain have to admit the
things we do well areal royal weddings and tea. >> ben, you said friday you believed this was a turning point in the monarchy. tell me a little bit about what you meant by that. do you stille feel that way? >> i do. i think there is a wave of support for the young royals. i think that will affect the royal family in general. i think we are still basking in the feel-good factor and i think it will be a turning point for the royal family. there are still a lobby of anti-anti- monarchists here. but hopefully it will quiet them. >> a lot of people felt it was pomp and pageantry, it came and went and nothing really changes. >> i think this has changed everything actually. we have been stuck in a horrible recession in the uk. everyone's been gloomy.
it gave people hope. >> hope is a good thing. one of my favorite images was after the fact when the royal couple were driving around in the aston-martin looking cool with the balloons and cans in the back. ben, was that their way of interjecting their own personality into the wedding to remind people, hey, we're just a young, kind of hip couple? >> i very much think that was their signature. during the reception, one of the points where william asked everyone to raise their glasses to mrs. wales. that's also testament to the fact that they want to be a low key couple. that was the image of the wedding really, driving around in an aston-martin. >> were you surprised they postponed the honeymoon. you say the reason was because of the speculation of where they were going. >> i'm sure that was the case.
the problem with the day and the build-up to the day is it was just so wonderful. it gave people almost too much and the idea that everyone would now step away was just never going to happen. i think they apparently decided weeks ago to postpone the honeymoon and go somewhere later on this month. an island in the indian ocean apparently where they will stay in $4,000 a night suites and have total intimacy which is what they need. >> in the meantime, ben, everybody is talking about pippa, what a gorgeous woman she is. the attention is focused on her. will we hear more about her in the weeks and months ahead, do you think? >> i think so. the magazine "tattler" here has the most eligible woman in england. that might have left our shores. she's become a bit of a worldwide phenomenon. >> i think we'll be hearing lots
from kate's younger sister. >> i know you can't resist. did anybody leave the party with a lamp shade on their head? >> not that i'm aware of. i know they went on an after party. i have been told that it was great fun. but also as with the rest of the day, very low key. >> spending time with us, thank you. still ahead, regal fashions at commoner prices. a look at the designs inspired by kate and pippa. first, this is "today" on nbc. [ woman ] everybody's looking for deals these days,
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out of the car and the ceremony. favorite moment? >> at the end when they drove out of buckingham palace in the aston-martin. that was the perfect end. itle really was a great moment. >> shock. no one expected it. >> and it was finally something for the guys. >> that's what i said to matt. matt, you're misty-eyed. it's the car, season it? >> i talked to ben fogle. he said that the l in front is for learner driver. it was put on by the friends of prince william basically to say beginner at marriage. that's the joke. >> how cute. and that was william's father's car? >> prince charles, yes. >> and it runs on alcohol. >> so do i. >> extra wine. >> what was your favorite moment? >> i liked -- it was actually the moment we saw peter
alexander going -- remember the crowd moving toward buckingham palace as they were getting ready to watch the kiss? you're hearing from peter on the phone and all of the sudden you see our correspondent. >> actually, don's favorite moment was when he saw the dress for the first time. he started to cry. >> we could hear him all the way. >> i loved when they came out on the balcony, prince william and princess catherine and she mouthed "wow." he's used to seeing this. but for her, what a moment that had to be. >> there was such a sweetness as they said their vows. he smiled at her as if, it's going to be all right. >> there was the pathetic kiss. >> oh, man! >> we needed a second one. >> okay. do you have to use "pathetic"? >> i wanted him to grab her. >> dramatic.
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staying warm, drop off toward the weekend but comfortable for mother's day. >> always nice on mother's day. thank you for joining us. today show continues next. we'll soon face the worst budget cuts yet from governor brown, proposed damage to our students and our future has to stop. i'm suzanne show. we called before for tack restructuring and nbc bay area believes we can start now to raise more money more fairly by charging an oil and gas extraction tax. two separate measures and assembly bill and initiative to tax oil raise $2 to $3 billion for education and bar producers from passing the costs to you. california is third in oil production after texas and alaska. alaska charges 25% per barrel of oil, texas almost 5%.
california is the only oil state with no extraction tax on what drillers take from the earth. we pay 66 cents tax for every gallon of gas, oil companies should pay, too. support gas extraction fees. n ia oromitlsar nbc .c editorialsom..c and we're back with more of "today" on a monday morning, the 2nd today of may, 2011, a day that americans and people all around the world are reacting to the news that osama bin laden is dead. the man who was the world's most wanted terrorist for more than a decade was tracked down by u.s. intelligence agencies and special forces of the military to an affluent neighborhood about 35 miles from the capitol of pakistan. a raid occurred and osama bin laden was killed along with several other people. i'm matt lauer reporting live from ground zero in lower manhattan. obviously a significant location. it was here back on september
11, 2001, that nearly 3,000 people were killed in what was and is the worst attack on u.s. soil by terrorists in history. al roker, natalie morales are up in studio 1a about 30 or 40 blocks from me. folks, it's an interesting scene here. i just want to describe it. we have a lot of people gathered for the morning commute here. we have probably as many members of the media here as we do lookere lookers lookers-on and people going to work. some people gathered to celebrate the fact that osama bin laden is dead. others are stopping to share memories of loved ones they lost during the terror attacks. >> coming up in this half hour, matt, the entire world is reacting to the news this morning. the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks was killed and it holds special meaning for the families of those who lost loved ones that day. we'll talk to one family about
their thoughts on the death of bin laden. >> happens to be a member of our family. >> exactly. lost his sister. >> absolutely. then we'll get a royal wedding update. prince william and kate middleton drove off in wedded bliss. where are they now? we'll get the latest on their honeymoon plans which were put off because william has to go back to work. >> he'll be flying r.a.f. rescue operations right away. plus, interesting designs inspired by kate's wedding dress that could have you feeling like royalty on your big day but without the refty or royal price tag. the reproductions are already out, three days later. it's remarkable to think about. >> we have a lot of news to get to. ann curry has the rest of it at the news desk. >> thanks, al. more on the top story of the mo morning. new details about the military operation that killed osama bin laden. nbc's pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski joins us with the
latest on this. >> reporter: good morning. it started with a guantanamo detainee who identified two couriers who worked for osama bin laden. over months the cia followed the couriers and tracked them to a massive north of islamabad. it was yesterday where u.s. navy seals attacked the compound, about two dozen of them and in a fierce 40-minute firefight killed osama bin laden whose body was buried at sea, but not before intelligence analysts determined it was bin laden by comparing the body to detailed photos of osama bin laden and better identification through dna testing is expected later today. >> jim miklaszewski, thanks. president obama's announcement last night of bin laden's death capped a weekend of high stakes decision-making. nbc's chief white house correspondent chuck todd has the story.
good day from new york. good day from new york. we'll take you to the white house in washington where president obama is going to preside over a ceremony designed to award pos tumously the medal of honor to two corps -- korean war veterans. we're taking this as part of our live ongoing coverage of the death of bin laden because the president through the white house press office has informed us at the top of his remarks he will talk about this successful raid by u.s. special forces. the coverage last night into
this morning. the word ricocheting around the world that the man who really is the founder of al qaeda and the face of evil in the modern world was in fact killed, taken off the battlefield and already buried at sea. as we watch this scene, chuck todd, our chief white house correspondent standing by. chuck, i know details are coming out about the operation. >> we're getting more and more. you're not going to hear that from the president in these remarks but this is the first opportunity the president will have to react to what americans, how americans have been reacting as we were reporting last night and this morning, right outside the white house where the president was, we assume, maybe trying to catch an hour or two of sleep. thousands of folks gathered to cheer the capture and kill of osama bin laden and the reactions we've seen this morning at ground zero and other places around the country. this is the president's first opportunity to address the
emotional response that americans have had. >> chuck todd on the north lawn and otherwise beautiful day as we hear ruffles and flourishes which will be followed by the introducti introduction. united states and mrs. michelle obama. ♪ please join me in prayer. our mighty and loving god, we ask your blessings upon this ceremony as we gather to xh commemorate the noble lives and sacrifices of two of our nation's precious sons, privates first class anthony ano-ano and henry savala. though stirred by news of the past 24 hours we pause in these
moments to remember the heroic combat actions taken by these two soldiers on the korean peninsula some 60 years ago. both anthony and henry responded fearlessly against an enemy onslaught and saved the lives of their fellow soldiers. they led from the front and loved beyond measure portraying the ultimate act of selfless service. oh, god, remind us again today that our nation has risen to her true greatness on the shoulders of americans like anthony and henry. may this ceremony serve to reinforce our awareness as a nation that our country's way of life and our freedom is a priceless inheritance through the commitment and sacrifice of those who have selflessly paid for our freedom with their blood. may your blessings be upon the families of henry and anthony who have given their loved ones to this nation and kept their memories alive for this very moment. by your grace, may we never forget their sacrifice in your
holy name, amen. good morning, everybody. please be seated. on behalf of michelle and myself, welcome to the white house. to our many guests from hawaii, aloha. and thank you, chaplain carver, for that wonderful invocation. i think we can all agree this is a good day for america. our country has kept its commitment to see that justice is done, the world is safer, it it is a better place because of the death of osama bin laden. today we are reminded that as a nation there's nothing we can't do.
when we put our shoulders to the wheel, when we work together, when we remember the sense of unity that defines us as americans and we've seen that spirit and that patriotism and the crowds that have gathered here outside the white house at ground zero in new york and across the country people holding candles, waving the flag, singing the national anthem, people proud to live in the united states of america. and we're reminded that we are fortunate to have americans who dedicate their lives to protecting ours. they volunteer, they train, they endure separation from their families, they take extraordinary risk so that we can be safe. they get the job done. we may not always know their names. we may not always know their stories, but they are there every day on the front lines of
freedom, and we are truly blessed. i do want to acknowledge before we begin the ceremony two individuals who have been critical as part of my team who are here today. first of all, i think somebody who will go down as one of the finest secretaries of defense in our history, secretary bob gates, who is here. [ applause ] and sitting beside him, someone who served with incredible valor on behalf of this country and is now somebody who i think will go down as one of the greatest secretaries of veterans affairs in our history. [ applause ]
now i have to say that as commander in chief i could not be prouder of our men and women in uniform. that is true now in today's wars. it has been true in all of our wars, and it is why we are here today. long ago a poet of the first world war wrote of the sacrifice of young soldiers in war. they shall not grow old as we that are left grow old. age shall not weary them nor the years condemn, that the going down of the sun in the morning we will remember them. today we are joined by two
american families who six decades ago gave our nation one of their own, private first class henry svala and private first class anthony anoano. they did not grow old. these two soldiers made the ultimate sacrifice when they were just 19 and 21 years old. age did not weary them. in the hearts of their families they remain forever young. loving sons, protective brothers, hometown kids who stood tall in america's hometown. >> you heard the president say this is a good day for america in his remarks at the top of this ceremony which, again, is designed to give the medal of honor to two veterans who sadly did not come home to receive the medal, both of them lost on the field of battle in korea. and in both cases it has taken
people to fight to have the investigation completed resulting in this ceremony today. general barry mccaffrey is with us, decorated combat veteran and, general, i'm sitting here looking at the recipients of the medal of honor in the front row. what will the american public take away when we learn all the details there are to learn about this special forces raid that resulted in the death of bin laden, do you think? >> well, brian, among other things, it's a great reassurance to recognize that we've got this immense battle force, 100,000 troops on the ground in afghanistan, and still 50,000 or so in iraq. they've suffered 48,000 killed and wounded and here we have this elite commando group, the group that includes a navy s.e.a.l.s out of s.e.a.l. team
six that can pull out an operation hundreds of miles from their launch point with such professionalism in pitch blackness to avenge, and i use that word deliberately, the murder of 3,000 innocent americans. it's a point of grade great pride for all of us. >> thank you. and standing by our chief white house correspondent chuck todd. and, chuck, you hear already in the public discourse, well, what does this mean, then, for the war in afghanistan? a lot of americans, because of the very personalization, the demonization of the war around bin laden at the outset, a lot of americans now wonder what kind of policy discussions are going to go on in that building behind you. >> reporter: in the short term not a lot. we heard from secretary clinton this morning, almost restating the case for why we're in afghanistan and she was almost pleading with folks that may have found themselves sympathizing in afghanistan for
al qaeda or the taliban to drop your arms because america is not going to give up this fight. that was the message from her and the administration. but, brian, july, that's when this withdrawal is supposed to begin out of afghanistan. and i can tell you that's when you're going to see capitol hill, members of congress of both parties, we've already notice this had war fatigue taking place politically with the american public and our own polling, watch congress over the next couple of months. this will become a more heated debate. civil but quite split. >> chuck todd, general barry mccaffrey, thank you both. you heard the president's remarks. the latest comments on the announcement last night to the nation, the world, the death of osama bin laden. we'll have much more all day on msnbc and tonight most of our nbc stations will be carrying a special one-hour version of "nbc nightly news" devoted largely to this single topic. until then and for my colleagues, i'm brian williams, nbc news, new york. screaming,
are going to come down. somebody has to tell the people to get away. the buildings are going to come down. i don't know what it was. it was just an overwhelming feeling in my heart. i knew they were going to come down before they did. >> mary and bill, you honor your daughter in showing us how much you loved her and miss her still, even after all these years. ten years. chris, you never got to say good-bye. >> no. >> if you could, what would you say? >> just tell her that i love her. and, you know, live our lives to the fullest like she would. hope she appreciates me naming my daughter after her. >> chris, i don't know how she could have responded but of course she appreciates it. i'm sure she'd tell you that she
loves you back. thank you so much. mary and bill, thank you so much for joining us this morning. i know this has been a last-minute interview because of the events of this morning. we hope that some way in time this will all bring you some peace. thank you. >> thank you very much. >> we're back with more of "today" after these messages. [ male announcer ] capri sun 100% juice,
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viewers around the world finally got to feast their eyes on the tightly kept secret of the royal wedding -- the wed dress. as soon as t kate middleton stepped out of the car dress makers began to work on a lookalike version of her wedding gown and her sister pippa's gown as well. with us is jill martin. good morning. >> good morning. >> i'm amazed how quickly they are able to get it all done. what was the process? >> literally they have a pen and pad in their hand and they are sketching and hours later the dresses begin to be made. they were delivered last night. we are getting the first look at dresses starting with, of course, the wedding dress. >> let's look at the original. the wedding dress by alexander mcqueen, sarah burton.
just took everybody's breath away. >> this dress was relatable. everybody had mixed opinions on it. >> it's a classic statement. >> and it has arms which you are now going to see a lot. this is the fabiana version. you see the lace overlay here and the train -- >> similar pleating along with pleating in the back. >> then this longer train. hers was about nine feet. they wanted to make it shorter so it's more relatable for everyday brides but similar. again, her dress is obviously priceless. in the lace she had something blue put into the lace. this one will be more affordable and in stores in less than eight weeks. >> so by june. >> brides will be walking down the aisle. >> over here to this one. this is the second look she had as well. >> this is david chuchera for
fabiana. just another dress, strapless with the circle skirt. beautiful detailing. you will see this as a lot of people's wedding dress. >> moving to pippa's dress. people just admired not only the dress but pippa in it. >> right. a lot of people thought pippa stole the show. this dress will pose as a wedding dress for a lot of people because she wore white which is going against tradition. >> this will cost about $300 in. >> yeah. you see the lace detail here. this will be really relatable. >> and the beautiful buttons in the back. and the last look is what pippa wore for the reception. >> you will see this not only for bridesmaids but for cocktail parties and the holidays. you can get their looks and feel like royalty, too at affordable prices. >> thank you very much. that was a quick one. we appreciate it. still to come, "american idol"le
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good morning to you. we're going to see another lovely day across the bay area. very comparable to the weekend. temperatures won't be able to climb all that much, onshore flow restarts over the bay. so, this is what we're talking about, 70 degrees in san francisco, 76 in redwood city. high pressure still in control, it's going to move over the bay area by wednesday. bringing our temperatures up towards record levels, 88
degrees on wednesday. all right. that looks good. all right here in south bay but an accident on 85 as well as 101, at the top of the screen, moffett, causing an issue, still in lanes there. 17 south some slowing for an accident over the summit as well. now as we move up 880 nicely through fre mopt and union city but really jams up, look at that, into san lenandro and oakland. slow at high city. about 20 minutes now, continues as the accident cleared through downtown and oak street. a midday game for the a's as well. >> got to love baseball. "today" back in less than main. have a great monday morning.
♪ and that's jennifer lopez. she's got a new video and new cd. of course she's on "american idol" as a judge. she'll sit down and chat some more with kathie lee and hoda later on "today." >> so beautiful. >> are you talking about the beach? my gosh. wow. >> the fact that she had twins not that long ago. >> impressive. wow. >> we're also going to talk about, on a serious note, a
youngle girl who wants to tell her story to prevent incidents of facebook bullying. her name is leslie and she's 12. she wants to draw attention to cyber bullying after two preteen girls allegedly hacked into her facebook page and posted sexually explicit photographs and messages. >> also ahead on education nation we check in with the class of 2020 who we have been following since kindergarten. today's lesson, an innovative way of helping students visualize math problems. it's also sending parents back to school so they can help with homework. >> i need that. i'm having trouble with 2nd grade. i need a tutor. >> addition and subtraction. >> in today's kitchen, some kid-friendly recipes so your little ones can help prepare treats for mom on mother's day. first let's say hello to playboy's 2010 play mate of the
year fired last night on "celebrity apprentice." good to see you, hope. >> good to see you guys. >> you got fired last night. >> even though efb thought you had the advantage because you're supposed to do a hair show and here you are a model. >> you would think. >> i think it came down to television. nene and star got into a huge fight, had a huge blowout and i'm the person that's not confrontational. i'm not going that at home or on television. i think it was just really my time to go. >> did you get caught in the middle of all of that? nene called you star's puppet on a string. >> right. i was in the middle of it. i was caught between star and nene. >> not a good place to be. >> no. i was in the middle of the blow-up and it wasn't fun. >> i understand on the other hand, you were able to raise money for charity. >> my charity is best buddies.
we help children and adults with developmental disabilities, create friendships, job placement and education. i raised $20,000. >> congratulations. >> and created a poker kit. we're selling it and the proceeds go to best buddies. >> what did you take away from the experience? it's a lot of hard work. >> a lot harder than i thought. my goal was to not leave without winning as project manager and raising money. >> are you voting for donald trump if he runs for president? >> we'll leave it there. we won't put you on the spot. >> hope, thank you so much. >> "celebrity apprentice" airs at 9/8 central >> another lovely day across the bay area, comparable to the
weekend. temperatures won't be able to climb all that much, onshore flow restarts over the bay. so this is what we're talking about, 70 degrees in straens, 76 in redwood and 77 in los gatos. high pressure still in control, moving over the bay area by wednesday, bring in our temperatures up towards record levels, 88 degrees on wednesday. and that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you. up next, the victim of an alleged cyber bullying attack on facebook speaks out. she's just 12 years old. right after this. ... woman: and everything there is to learn is learned. man: till the heroes retire and the monsters return to their dens... woman: and all the plots are wrapped up. man: till that day... boy: by hook or by crook... girl: by book or by nook... woman: i will read.
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happened to your facebook account? >> well, they pretty much, like, took it without permission and wrote a whole bunch of stuff on it that i didn't know about until later. and then it was horrible. >> john, you were the first, as i understand, of the three of you to know about it because it was leslileslie's older sister let you know about that? >> her big sister from big brothers and sisters called me when i was on the way home. so i knew what the problem was. i gave her the password and i had her change the password and deactivate the account until i could get into it. >> you made sure leslie didn't see the stuff that was posted. >> right. >> how would you describe in terms of letting people understand how horrible this was what was on this account? >> it was pretty disgusting. they were using the instant
message system posing as leslie, asking classmates to have sex with her. a lot of sexual content on there. turned out she posted on tara's wall, mommy, can i have condoms for my birthday this year? >> tara, you didn't waste much time in wanting redress. you went to the police station and filed a report. >> exactly. >> what do you want done to the girls? and you know who they are? >> correct. >> an 11-year-old and a 12-year-old you go to school with? >> yes. >> what do you want to have done? >> i want them to pay for the crimes they committed. what i would really like is the public apology in front of the whole school why they did this, why they embarrassed my daughter, why did they use other people -- adults, kids -- and humiliate her and us. we're still doing damage control
on what they did. they were contacting employees, contacting friends and family members. >> of your family? >> yes. >> leslie, how do you make sense of this? did you know these girls well? >> yes. i used to be friends with them and i trusted them. then they just turned around and did that to me. >> why would anyone do this? can you make sense of this? >> they were jealous of me and i wouldn't talk to them. >> so now with this situation they could face time and juvenile detention if they are found guilty. >> correct. 30 days juvenile detention plus so many hours community service. >> on one hand you're shocked with an 11-year-old and a 12-year-old accused of doing such a thing and also how they would have access to this material you are describing. what do you want to say to other
kids, leslie? you're not the only one who's had this kind of stuff happen. a lot of kids out there may not be telling their parents what they are getting on facebook and other sites. what do you want to say to those kids? >> listen to your parent. don't hide it because if you do stuff will get worse. it's embarrassing to tell your parents but it's good, too. >> did you know you were going to fight this or did you want to keep it a secret? or did you know immediately you would make a big stand? >> i wanted to because i want to show other people to stand up for themselves. >> leslie, a brave girl, her knight, john knight and her mother tara. thank you for speaking with us this morning. up next, a way of teaching math that's sending parents of the class of 2020 back to school, right after this. alls the "nightly stuffy nose thing":
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>> this morning on education nation the class of 2020, our special series where we are following a group of students from the first day in kindergarten to high school fwraj wags. the parents have helped the kids learn addition, subtraction and multiplication tables. this year in third grade the tables have turned and the parents are now having to go back to school to learn new tricks. ♪ >> so today we're going to look at three models. subtraction only. >> the teacher is ready to start math, eileen's favorite subject in school. >> what's first? math? >> first we like to do multiplication, a math workout. >> reporter: first there are visual aids called linker cubes. it's all part of a technique
known as singapore math. so much of elementary school math is based on memorization, remembering combinations of numbers. in singapore math equations are presented visually with bar models or linker cubes, giving students a chance to use deductive reasoning to solvele a problem. singapore math includes many things. mental math, place value, mental flexibility with math. but the bulk of it is the idea of modeling. and that is that the children have something to hold onto like what we call manipulative in math. >> students make the transition from counting cubes to solving complex equations. i took three squares away. >> teaching the singapore math method to students is only the first step. >> the idea is so that you and i are on the same page. >> reporter: at the beginning of
the year she asked parents to go back to school for a math lesson of their own. what do they think about this? >> the parents are funny. at first they look puzzled when i explain this to them. then by little they go, oh, i get it. i wish i had that. >> reporter: eileen's mom was one of the first to sign up for the class. you're doing math nights as parents. how is that taking a lesson for eileen's future? >> in the beginning it was odd. >> reporter: with eileen and mom on the same page, homework is easier and more fun. >> it helped me on how to help her do her homework. sometimes i would tell her this is how you do it. then it wouldn't make sense to her because it was different from how her teacher told her to do it. >> reporter: how important is it to be in synch with the parents
so you say, here is your homework and at home the parents can help them? >> it's huge. that's why i do it. you've got to be -- parent and teacher have to be on the same page. >> where is the part you want to anyway? >> reporter: for eileen the singapore math method is opening a new window into the world of math and more importantly, keeping her interested. is math your favorite subject now? >> yeah. >> i learned a lot. studies have shown foreign students who learn the techniques score higher on tests than native american studen than american students. you can always follow the class of 2020 on today.com. coming up next, recipes your kids could make for a mother's day treat. first this is "today" on nbc.
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kitchen, step by step guide for a mom's day meal. we want moms to relax while dad and the kids cook. good to see you. >> you, too. >> we're making something fun and special. >> blueberry cream cheese french toast. >> and you want day old bread? >> my husband will probably forget to get bread anyway, so it has to be day old bread. we have eggs whisked up. add vanilla, honey for sweetness but you could use agave, sugar, brown sugar, anything you want. >> sweetener of choice. you never know what dad will pull out of the cabinet. >> will you stop maccing dad? >> that's my job. >> we're going to add bread cubes and let it sit for ten minutes to absorb the yumminess. >> you have cubed cream cheese and blueberries. should it be cold or room
temperature? >> i like to cut it cold because it's easier. this is another recipe. get the kids in therele. get your husband. this is like super easy for them to toss together. you can even make it the night before. >> you can do this in individual rame kins or a casserole. >> you never know what dad will pull out of the cabinet. >> this is a theme. you're busting on the guys big time. >> this is one day a year someone cooks for me. these are my tips. >> how long does it go in the oven and how hot? >> cover it for 20, 25 minutes. uncover it to make it golden. >> then you follow up with a little smoothie? >> i like a smoothie. you want something fresh, delicious to complement it and this is for mom. so you want something delicious, nutrition. >> these are frozen peaches? >> i like it to be nice and creamy. this is going to give it the body. so yogurt, hi, ladies.
>> looks good. >> tips for the men. >> yes. >> we have honey. we're going to put in a little bit of milk. use any milk. >> skim, almond, rice milk. >> you know your milks. >> he knows his shakes. >> pulse it up and ta-da. >> very healthy. >> happy mother's day. >> happy mother's day! >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> kathie lee and hoda coming up
today. san francisco's land use and economic development committee will vote on the project today. it is expected to approve the plan that would be the item before the full board on may 17. the project consists of 89,000 homes and several business complexes. >>. >> one of the suspects accused of starting a fire that gutted the elementary school, there is a hearing for one of the teens charged as an adult, charged with ingaggravated arson where damage xeeted $6.5 million in damage. the blaze destroyed the main campus building last july and plans are under way to rebuild the structure by next year. we'll look at the forecast right now. should be nice. >> good morning to you. we're going to see another lovely day across the bay area. very comparable to the weekend. temperatures aren't going to be able to climb that much as onshore flow restarts over the bay. 70 degrees in san francisco, 76
in redwood city and high pressure still in control. going to move over the bay area by wednesday. bring in our temperatures up toward record levels, 88 degrees on wednesday. no records being set but we have a slow drive, slower than we typically expect on a monday at this time. after the earlier accident hours ago, once this happens on 580 takes all morning in recover. slow drive also closer to the toll plaza and bay bridge, although 880 through oakland is clear we have the backup at the toll plaza itself. see how things are, fast track lanes much better than cash lins another advantage if you have the fast track but starting to thing out off the berkeley curve as well. across the bay, some slowing across from the marin side, likely because of the low visibility, some fog but no major incidents from marin. just tough to see. >> folks enjoying a walk across the bridge this morning. another update in a half hour,
captions paid for byn. nbc-universal television hello, everybody. we are so glad you joined us today. hope you had a wonderful weekend. it was beautiful here on the east coast. my hoda woman is under the weather today. >> i took a shot of nyquil, which i tend to do. i went to sleep early. i woke up and was shocked to hear the news about osama bin laden. this is one of those things you think this day will come eventually. >> we are going to read that headline some day.
>> it was still surprising and jarring. i immediately got up. it was 4:00 in the morning. i'm scrambling for the tv. i'm out of it. they are replaying the events from the night before where all the crowds gathered in washington, d.c., and down at ground zero and times square. >> again, the power of the social media. >> i was thinking it happened around 11:00 or 11:30 last night. that's when people started hearing about it. a lot of these people, number one, were probably young kids when 9/11 happened, as we are seeing here. because it happened ten years ago. >> those are college students. they are 18, 19, 20, 21. it's been ten years. >> what did you think when you saw these scenes? >> i didn't know until this morning either. i got in the car and christine told me. i was like, oh, my gosh. then all i wanted was details. i think there is a healthy desire for evidence at this point. a lot of people are saying how are we going to know for sure and will there be a picture released?
they are saying some time today they hope to release something. >> what happened are the navy s.e.a.l.s rushed into this compound. this is just outside islamabad outside pakistan. it's a huge place. they say it's eight times bigger than any other structure there. it really stood out. 12-foot high walls and barbed wire on top. >> a million dollars it has taken to build it. two men that didn't have any financial backing of their own built this thing. it was obviously for a high-valued person. >> think about how long they were tracking this courier going back and forth. back and forth. >> they knew since last august this might be where he was. >> i can't imagine what was going through them at that moment when they went rushing in. he was shot in the head and his son was killed, as well. a couple of other people. no americans were. >> no one had been used as a
human shield. >> there is sort of a sigh of relief from a lot of people. >> i don't mind the sigh of relief. i think all of us do. someone will immediately take his place. there is no shortage of people who hate on this planet. what does bother me a bit is the dancing in the streets stuff. i think that feeds the fire of the enemy, as well. i think we should try to be better. when we saw them cheering when our towers came down. we don't want to be that way. we want to be better than that. even though you're glad he's gone. just because he's gone, evil still exists in way too many places in the world. >> we'll have david gregory on. will be interesting to ask him what does this mean? we know it's an iconic terrorist has been killed and taken off the planet. what does that mean big picture? how many splinter groups?
is that you got the big daddy sort of, but there are so many groups out there? >> we are hearing he hasn't been the leader of al qaeda for quite a while. this will make him more of a martyr. they're saying that's perhaps why they buried him at sea. >> they don't want a grave site where people can go. that will be interesting. people do want evidence. to say he was shot and put out to sea, and i'm sure they've taken care of everything with pictures and dna or who knows what. >> like everyone, you think back to where we were on that fateful day. i was at home. the two planes flew right over our house because we are on that direct path to downtown. my assistant at the time, beautiful, beautiful woman was eight months pregnant with her first child. her husband had been in the towers in 1993 when the first bombing happened. had actually saved some people's lives.
he worked for canter fitzgerald and was killed in the first tower. she was already at my office. when you go through something like that so personally it gives it a face. her husband was the dearest. i don't want to name names but we adored him. i would invite him every time i performed because i said if he were in the audience everybody would laugh. he had the most amazing laugh and it was contagious. everybody laughed when he did. you think about how much laughter went out of the world that day. we are going to have a gentleman who works for us here. >> chris is coming on here. >> chris works with all the stuff i can't do. all the computers and things. he is a doll and he lost his sister who worked for cantor fitzgerald. >> we are going to try to have fun, too. because life goes on. >> jennifer lopez came this morning to our studios. we had a chance to talk to her. she's got this sexy hot video. >> she wasn't thrilled about being up early.
>> 3:30 she was up. >> she didn't put it that way. she used saucy language. >> she did. that's why we like her. she has a cool new video out and it is hot and steamy. look at him. >> yes. he's darn cute. she is so beautiful. >> she is. >> i'm happy they picked the most beautiful woman in the world is 41 years old. >> in person -- >> angelina jolie must be so upset. >> in person she does not look like a 41-year-old at all. >> she has the prettiest skin. his is pretty darn good. we get the picture. >> we like that picture. now we'll do royal wedding recap. how can we not? our favorite person at the end of this day wasn't will or kate. >> little grace. >> remember her? >> the goddaughter of prince william. look at her. >> goddaughter of prince william. >> later she stuck her tongue out. >> she's out.
>> through the whole ceremony, any time you saw her she was scowling. she was sticking her tongue out. >> the web is having a heyday with this one. they are putting her picture everywhere. >> look at your face. i love her. pippa is quite the sensation. pippa's rear end has a facebook dedicated to her. >> we don't even have 72,000. >> it's only her rear end. >> we do? >> yes, we do. >> i'm just checking. >> elton john. >> is she -- get out. get out. >> isn't she darling? >> she's everywhere. >> they didn't go on a honeymoon. some are wondering whether there was information about what was going to go down in pakistan. >> i don't know they would have let -- they had to keep that
thing so quiet from everyone. >> and congratulations to our navy s.e.a.l.s. we only have a minute. we have to make a phone call. guess what? it is going to be "everyone has a story" this thursday. i think we have our family. this is about adam recchi from bethlehem, pennsylvania. on the phone is his mom, amy. adam suffers from a very rare disease. extremely rare. friends of mine have children with it. doesn't allow your body to break down cholesterol and other fats. it leads to those fats building up in your liver and spleen. amy, you're on the phone with us, how are you? >> good morning. i'm wonderful. >> we are looking forward to having you with us here in the studio thursday and meeting adam. >> oh, my god. i cannot wait. i'm so excited. i'm sitting here all morning and i'm a nervous wreck. >> don't be.
>> we can't wait to see you. >> give adam our love. we'll sing a song for you about adam's army. she talks about all the people behind the family taking care. thank you, amy. we look forward to seeing you. favorite things. bye, hon. >> mine is -- mine is always a hair thing. this is an anti-humectant spray by oribe. wait. smells good, doesn't it? it's great for humidity. >> mine is going to cause controversy. a friend sent me this book called "love wins." it was on the cover of "time" magazine a couple of weeks ago. it's causing the most buzz. >> really? >> in evangelical circles ever. this was actually sent to you as well from our friend. >> thank you. >> we've got to go. what the death of osama bin laden means for the war on terror. laden means for the war on terror. teor.war terror
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laden. >> to talk about it emotionally first, i think this was an amazing moment for the country. i was watching outside the white house last night. so many young people who were crowding outside the white house cheering and waving american flags. i thought back to 9/11 seeing my colleagues who ran out of the white house because there was a real fear there was another attack coming against the white house. you look at the faces of these young people and in times square and ground zero. these are young people who were probably 10 or 12 years old on 9/11. this was the stuff of actual nightmares for them because the country had been so traumatized. military officials, national security officials talking about osama bin laden as an iconic figure of terror. he was all of that. you talk about celebration, i think there is that going on throughout the country. >> is it going to fuel, feed the fuel of the fire of hatred so many feel for us already?
>> it's hard to know. there is an important line. i spoke to somebody this morning about the difference between gloating and celebration. there is going to be celebration. you heard a note of caution from administration officials. secretary of state talking about the al qaeda network still being out there, being a terror syndicate that requires vigilance on the part of the government. it's hard for the country to remain in a perpetual state of war, but that's what happened. particularly in suit of al qaeda operatives and bin laden, that's where the government is, constantly on a war footing. we don't know the ramifications. leon panetta warned there will be those terrorists who try to avenge bin laden. he will be a martyr to some. one thing is for sure. look at the middle east right now. young people are taking to the streets not so they can raise up bin laden and what he stands for. bin laden stands for a dark alley of death.
now he is gone. what is filling the world is great hope for democracy. improvements in their own lives. it's something much more powerful and positive sweeping that part of the world. >> david, thank you so much. >> sure. >> almost everybody in this country knows somebody whose life was cut short by the attacks of 9/11. >> our own staff member chris bratton knows only too well what it's like to have an empty chair at the dinner table. his younger sister michelle was just 23 years old at the time was tragedy killed in the world trade center. he is here along with his parents, bill and mary via skype. thank you for joining us. an incredibly sad day just to be reminded once again. you don't have to be reminded, i'm sure, after almost ten years. what was your first thought when you heard today? >> my mother came in last night and told me they got obama, they shot and killed him -- osama, i'm sorry.
originally, i was happy he's captured or dead now. looking at the celebrations and everything you saw on the news, equally concerned that we are just going to aggravate the new powers-to-be. he's gone but al qaeda's not. >> someone has already stepped in and taken his place. >> right. >> bill and mary, how did this news strike you two? >> similarly, i would say. i do think this part had to happen. we've been playing prevent defense for nine some odd years. this is one where we get to play offense and it executed well. nobody got hurt and i think god was on our side doing the just and right thing.
>> mary, is there a sense of relief for you this day has finally come? >> oh, yes. i did not believe we were ever going to catch him. yes. i'm happy that he's gone. i think it does give us some justice in what happened. unfortunately though, like chris is saying, there will be negative feedback on this. we still have to be diligent and keep an open eye and open mind. >> or it might be the end. we don't know. >> it would be nice if this was the end. >> we are so sorry for your loss. it's something you never get closure from. >> chris, you gave us a beautiful book mark of your sister. she seems like such a lovely, lovely woman. >> she was. >> thank you for joining us today. we'll be back with jennifer
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>> you went down to ground zero last night. >> i did. i went down there after my show. it was quite emotional. people were singing every anthem you can think of. >> very peacefully. >> very peacefully and emotionally. of course when the cameras show up and the lights go on people start going crazy. it was that. people were spraying champagne, but it was very emotional. >> let's talk wedding for a second. everybody said it was the most watched event ever. >> 23 million americans watched, which is more than watched the wedding of diana and charles. >> it is? >> but it is still nothing, it's not the monumental -- >> not super bowl numbers? >> it's a fifth. worldwide there was huge interest. but it was in where near what was being projected. >> that 3-year-old little girl is everywhere. >> i love her in the host chat with you guys.
she was so cute. that's prince william's goddaughter. apparently there was a lot of joking around in the back saying prince william was saying to prince charles, did you see how miserable grace was? she hated it. that was hilarious. >> and pippa. >> hot, white hot. gorgeous dress. >> but taken. she wanted her to end up with will. >> we'll have a reality series. >> she is gorgeous. >> even from the rear she is gorgeous. >> beautiful can. i didn't want to take it there. the white house correspondents dinner, it's everybody in
hollywood, everybody in d.c., everybody in the media. obama kills. he had a funny video. he said i'm going to show you video of my birth. on comes "the lion king." >> simba. >> yes. that was hilarious. then seth myer gets up and he just kills. they started playing "the circle of life." donald trump was slammed up and down. donald was there. donald then gets up. donald yesterday responded and said he thought seth myers' delivery was off and he is a stutterer. i haven't heard him stutter. he was very funny though. >> what about sean penn? and scarlet johanson were there together out of the closet. they were photographed together the next morning.
they had a great time. i love that paula abdul was kind of head-to-head with wolf blitzer all night. >> they have a lot to talk about. >> i saw sarah palin with rachel maddow at the msnbc party. >> i thought mrs. obama looked beautiful. >> 10 out of 10. amazing hairstyle. that is a halston dress. a first lady should not look so, can i say, gorgeous. gorgeous. incredible. >> still to m dnowth s down wi jennifer lopez and her brand-new video. [ female announcer ] nutri-grain -- one good decision... can lead to another. ♪
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temperatures close to perfect. 70 in san francisco, 73 in oakland, 77 in san jose. the south bay the warmest as we head throughout next few days, temperatures will climb to the # 0s. through the wednesday, the warmest day, 88 inland. coast will see temps in the low 80s but warmer cities, gilroy, los gatos, santa cruz expected to hit 90. >> livermore one of those warmer areas today, not in the 88 range like he showed you but today, in the 70s. right now just looking for something close to 40 toward livermore. still about half hour drive out of altamont pass. first street, slow over towards portola, still that late slowing for livermore. later than antioch, not so bad for highway 4. morning typical start at 5:30shgs clearing up by 10:30,
not so bad. toll plaza, bay bridge, fast track lane moving much better than cash lanes, slow. 880 past the coliseum, game at midday. >> that's good. spring break is over, everybody heading back to work. enjoy the res oou yr y.da see you tomorrow morning at 5:00 a.m. we are back with more of "today." we have the most beautiful woman with us. jennifer lopez. "people" magazine cover girl, "american idol" judge and wife and mother to two beautiful children. today we get to show you the premiere of her video called "i'm into you." >> thanks for being here. >> thank you, guys. >> i don't know how you have time to show up today.
every time i turn around, you're doing something and not in a little way, a big way. this is the biggest year of your life. >> the's been a big year, it really has. it's been great. >> this cd, people have been waiting for you to come out with another cd. it's been four years. >> it's been a minute. >> what makes this unique? >> this feels like the first one to me. it's i that exciting. i don't know if it's because after i had the twins and took that time off. i was always making music during that time, but it just feels fresh again for me. it was an exciting project. everybody who came on to the project, the producers and writers, all these great people, they all became part of my family in a way. it's just a great project. >> this is a good song. >> you're dressed up in your pta outfit. >> why does everyone want to collaborate with lil wayne, by
the way? >> lil wayne is interesting. he's different. he's not a normal type of artist. he just is eccentric. i like that. other people like it, too. he has that artistic credibility with the artists. >> you collaborate with lady gaga. >> yes. red one collaborates with her a lot on a lot of her music, they worked on a couple of tracks. he played them for me and said she worked on these with me. i said is she cool with me doing this? totally cool. okay, great. >> who is the hot guy in the new video? >> okay. look at you. hello. >> you shot this in mexico. >> it was really beautiful. i had never been. you're waiting for the guy, aren't you? >> we were told to ask you about him. is he the king in mexico?
>> he kind of is. >> he's coming right now. i don't know where he is. you picked a bad clip. this is not the clip. this is me clip. >> we like this. >> where is he? >> he is a hotty. >> his name is william levy. over christmas i had my whole family at my house. every day my cousins and my aunts and everybody, they tune into this thing to see this guy. i didn't even think about it when we were starting to do the video. i said wait a minute, wasn't there a guy? s who is the hot guy right now i called my cousins. it's william levy. >> what does marc think of it when you get on the phone, will you be in my new video? >> i think he's okay with it. you should see his last video. >> what about the success of "idol" i think it was surprising for a lot of people. we thought "idol" peaked. you took it to another level.
>> yeah. when they asked me to do it -- look at the guys. i love them. they are like my brothers. we have so much fun. when they asked me to do it, i didn't think about the success or whether it would do good or not good. i thought it would be something fun for me. >> you knew it would be a huge commitment of time. >> it's not as bad as everybody thinks. we go live two days a week. that's pretty much it. >> you travel to the cities. >> yeah, we do that. over a couple of months. we go two days here, two days there. it's not as bad as you think. it turned out where i could still work on my album and do a lot of other things i do. >> what we hear from people, people finally get to know you instead of this gorgeous diva type person we see in the videos and stuff. this shows the human side of you. >> it's funny. i always thought people knew me. but i guess with certain things said in the media they didn't this. is the first time you got to see
my personality. it was always there and i was always the same person, but people didn't know that. it's kind of nice for me to let people know who i was. my real emotions and all that stuff. >> great camaraderie between you. >> we are so excited you're with us. and you're going to premiere your video on our show. ti to come, all mom's gifts. i do remember sitting down with my boys, and i'm like, "oh, promise mommy you'll never ever pick up a cigarette." i had to quit. ♪ my doctor gave me a prescription for chantix, a medication i could take and still smoke, while it built up in my system. [ male announcer ] chantix is a non-nicotine pill proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these symptoms or behaviors, stop taking chantix and call your doctor right away.
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>> for 2011, cupcakes so 2010. these are french macaroons. you can get these all over the country. they are really good. >> hoda would. >> that one is cacisse, that one is raspberry and that one was rose. $28 for 12 of them. if you order by thursday, they are guaranteed to be delivered by mother's day. it's a twist. >> very nice. for the healthy. >> juicers are huge. my mom might be getting this one. this is from breville that everyone loves. this is only $100. juicers can be expensive. it's only $100 from amazon.com. it's great. for brunch you can make homemade juice, it's a great way to kick her into legal. >> you do have to peel.
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>>. >> the kentucky derby is rounding the corner with the big race happening this weekend. odds are the ladies will be dressed to impress. >> it's the one event of the spring that combines sports and style. danielle corillo has affordable ways to capture the excitement and glamour. >> it's the quintessential american celebration. >> finally hats in this country. nadine is sporting hers. >> nadine has an awesome straw hat. it is jaunty. are polka dots not derby day? this one is from bensoni. swirl.com for just $79.
hello, regina. this is a funny tongue and chat. i'm not wearing a whole hat but a mini hat. it's an affordable way to channel a hat without actually wearing one. >> that looks like she stole it from an american girl doll. >> you could do that, too. her flouncy sleeves, that beautiful color says lady like, said kentucky belle. >> you can do straw and big. keeping out of the sun is a great bonus. >> do you think we'll get onto the hat thing here like we do in london? >> if it's up to kathie lee. >> i love hats. i'm the only one wearing them. >> if we channel this energy maybe we can get hats. >> let's talk lip gloss and nail polish. >> these colors are creamy like a delicate saturday afternoon. same with the lip gloss. it's all about pretty and lovely and all day fun party. it matches that sportiness.
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>> announcer: this is an nbc news special report. good afternoon. we're learning new details about the extraordinary operation that killed the world ap most wanted terrorist, osama bin laden. these are just released satellite images showing the compound in pakistan. officials say both dna and facial recognition technology prove the man killed inside and now buried at sea was osama bin laden. at the white house this morning, the president called this a good day for america.