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the 808 freeway. the rest of the bay looking really light. metering lights on for the bay bridge. palo alto, just sun in your eyes. good morning. breaking news. a massive manhunt underway right now after a prisoner being treated a at a d.c. area hospital overpowers a guard and escapes. shots fired inside that in a stolen car. we're live with the latest. today exclusive new defense secretary ashton carter's interview on the job saying it will take time to defeat isis, but how much? >> do you mean years, decade unanswered questions.
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why did a new york area mom drive on to the tracks and i the first time. >> i know my mom would never ever intentionally hurt people. and title takeover. the new streaming service from some of the biggest names in music. but will its hefty price tag drown out your interest today, march 31, 2015. >> f "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today." 7:00 a tuesday morn >> already shaping up to be a very busy morning. >> we are breaking news out of and dangerous prisoner. tom costello is live in falls church, virginia, this morning
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just outside of washington, d.c. good morning to you. what's the latest? >> reporter: hi, savannah. this all went down at 3:00 a.m., midnight pacific time when a prisoner overpowered two private security guards who were watching him. the suspect is described as 6'1", 170 pounds. he was custody on federal bank robbery charges. they started suspect, a shot was fired. nobody injured. then a short time later they believe he got int carjacked a car with a woman inside and then took that vehicle some distance here. they're looking for the suspec but they believe he's changed vehicles. he's no lo toyota camry. adding to the confusion of the morning and frankly into the drama of the morning, an unrelated car chase on the beltway around washington, d.c.
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this morning and also i-95. police were trying to stop a silver pickup truck driven by a female suspect who we believe she's wanted in connection with credit card and forgery charges but that vehicle would not stop. it became very dramatic. the vehicle going up and over then crashing into several police cars. police cars crashing into the vehicle, three window of the vehicle to get the suspect out. so she is in custody. meanwhile the original suspect prisoner, is still missing here in northern virginia with this massive manhunt under way. >> a pretty tense morning outside of washington. tom, thank you. another major story we are covering this morning is t growing backlash against t law in indiana that some argue discriminates against gays. amid boycotts of the state, this is the glaring headline in says fix this now. and just this morning indiana's governor has scheduled a n controversy. nbc's gabe gutierrez is with us live.
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good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning. the fallout continues to grow, nine ceos have signed a letter delivered to the state's governor and state lawmakers asking them to change this law and on monday, marriott's ceo had strong words calling the quote idiotic. this morning, a stark editorial on the front page of "th indianapolis star." it comes after more protests outside monday night's city council meeting opposing indiana's new religious freedom restoration act up. >> indianapolis is open for business. that we are not going to stand for discriminati >> reporter: openly gay diver greg louganis -- >> tuc know, is -- it's discriminatory and hateful. >> reporter: critics say the law is anti-gay and it was passed partly in response to the state's ban on same-sex marriage being overturned last year, but overnight in the op-ed, mike pence wrote the new law co
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it mirrors federal law that president bill clinton signed in 1993. >> does this law allow businesses to deny services based on their religious beliefs? >> no, it does not >> >> it is to set a standard, a high standard, when government attempts to impact negatively or burden someone's religious liberty. >> reporter: still the backlash is growing. a convention and concert have pulled out of the state and connecticut is banning taxpaye funded travel to indiana by the employees. now, governor pence is standing by the law and he's set to hold a news conference within hour and he hopes to clarify the law by tend of the week. >> interesting to hear what the governor has to say. there's a impasse right now. >> and there's a lot of eyes on indiana with the final four coming there as well. meanwhile, investigators in
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both germany and france ar background of the co-pilot and we are hearing from one of his friends for the first time. nbc's katy tur has more on t savannah savannah. we'll hear from also, new prosecutor's office that r lot more questions than answers as this investigation is from over. what was he thinking? french prosecutors say all they could hear from the cockpit during that final eight minutes was steady breathing. no prayer, no claim of responsibility. no motive. in the week that's passed, investigators have searched his parent's home and his ap
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torn up medical notes from his doctors and that he was treated for suicidal tendencies >> we have not found anything that is giving us any sense that enables us to say anything about his motivation. >> reporte has been growing. was it a breakup, a potential loss of eyesight? a dashing of his dreams? just rumors and hate, according his real name used. i only knew him as a really friendly, nice and helpful when i saw him girlfriend he didn't seem depressive. he looked really happy, he s done something like that. and though the prosecutor's office found evidence of suicidal tendencies in the past before he got his pilot's
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license, they say they found no evidence of suicidal tendencies or aggressiveness towards others in his more recent medical history. and all of this is bringing up a lot of debate out here in or not they need to be loosened for pilots. savannah and matt, back to you. >> a good conversation to have. let's turn to boston now and the marathon bombing trial there. the defense is now letting out its case after two weeks of witnesses for the prosecution. pete williams is covering trial. pete, good morning to you >> reporter: good morning. those defense lawyers are hoping to show that the major steps in preparing for the bomb attack were taken by dzhokhar tsarnaev's older brother and the government has rested br its case several jurors wept as they learned in detail what one of the marathon bombs did to 8-year-old martin richard. his parents both injured in the bombing cried in court t the a doctor testified that the bomb
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damaged the boy's entire body and drove six nails and 20 b the fbi says joe dzhokhar tsarnaev placed the bomb and dzhokhar tsarnaev is seen walking away from the spot ten seconds before the bomb exploded. jurors heard that the same blast killed a chinese graduate student. one piece went clear through her body. the defendant himself has shown little reaction during 15 of prosecution witnesses. instead, staring straight ahead, slouching in his chair, occasionally chatting with his lawyer. legal expert in his open defense. for one reason he'd have to explain all his actions including what he di the bombing scene. >> to subject him to the withering cross-examination, i can see it now. so, while people were dying, you were buying milk at whole foods.
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have a few more witnesses to call so the jury can begin later this week. if he's convicted the same jury would sit through a seco matt, savannah? >> pete williams in boston, thank you very much. turn to natalie, watching a closely watched deadline around the world. >> that's right. the clock is ticking right now as iran and six world po nuclear program. andrea mitchell is in switzerlan >> reporter: good morning. well, here in switzerland, it is afternoon, heading towards evening. only a few hours left before the midnight deadline, natalie. they're still working on a draft, on a draft statement, and there are two options either john kerry is going to com address the press as well as t other foreign ministers and say we have reached a preliminary or a political statement the framework, to go forward.
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we'll work on the details down the road. between now and june. which is always what they envisioned. but what is likely is that they'll come out -- if they they had hoped for. still no agreement on when sanctions would be lifted on iran and how much research and development on nuclear technology iran can still do in r with this, political statement and they go forward, remains to be seen. it could collapse here today in switzerland. >> andrea mitchell, thank you. well, the fbi has ruled out terrorism after that deadly incident near nsa headquarte two men wearing women's clothing and wigs tried to drive an suv on to the campus. they ignored warnings, they kept driving toward a security gate officers fired shots and killed one man, critically wounded the other. police found drugs and a weapon in the suv. it was quickly determined this incident was isolated an to the nsa.
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two u.s. service workers were killed a up third seriously injured when their helic the crew was monitoring the controlled burn in desoto national forest and the lone survivor was airlifted to the nearby hospital. the so a coyote walks into a bar -- not a joke here. it actually happened. th york. no one is really sure how it got up there. but some thing that it perhaps climbed out of a window of an adjacent warehouse building. police responded to the scen but the coyote somewhere in queens. nobody likes to return to their parked car and see it hooked up to the tow truck, but one man decided to do, he wasn't going to let that happen so at some point he climbed inside his jeep. the tow tr
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so with the driver inside. when the truck stopped he made a break for it and drove don't recommend you try that. escape the tow. but >> good for him. >> no. >> i have the feeling that -- that the last that police will not see of that guy. >> they have license plates and everything. dylan is in for al this morning. what do you have for us? >> we have rain in the pacific northwest. we have this distur bans and it's producing high level show. we need the rain in california, that's not where we're getting it. forecast today. we're looking at 90s in las vegas. tucson should hit 89 degrees. then as question go through -- we go through the day to today you brighten the room. glidden high endurance paint. check. drop cloths. check.
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and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you so much. now to our "today" exclusive. the first interview in office with the new secretary of defense ashton carter the president's fourth defense secretary in just six years. and he will head the fight against isis iran and aggressive russia as well. our cameras flew along with him as he returned to his high school alma mater for a speech on the future of our forces. we get his take on tonight's deadline for a nuclear deal with iran. >> how can you trust iran to keep a deal? they cheated in the past. >> it can't be based on trust. it has to be based on verification. >> what do you do if you don't get a deal? back to the drawing board in terms of military option. >> military option will certainly remain on the table. if there is a good agreement to be had, obviously it's worth waiting for and completing the negotiation. >> the new defense secretary
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faces a map that is on fire. not just an ever more powerful iran but isis on the march in iraq and syria. >> you're known for your candor. are we winning right now? >> i think it's too early to say. we're winning. but i think we are certainly inflicted a lot of damage. it will take some time to inflict upon isil. we're still building the force. that's why i am hesitant to say we're winning. i'm confident we will win. >> you mean years? decades? >> it's hard to know that either. obviously it's going to depend how quickly we are able to build the forces that will sustain the defeat. the lasting nature of the defeat. >> but american counter terror efforts were dealt another blow last week when the government of yemen collapsed forcing the evacuation of u.s. special forces that had been battling am caye da's most aggressive branch
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in yemen. >> we are going to continue to prosecute our counterterrorism operations whatever happens on the ground. >> are you able to do that when we pulled out special forces? >> we have to do it in a different year. that branch is very much focused on attacking us. and particularly our air travel. >> the secretary is also dealing with the aftermath of the controversial prisoner swap. five taliban prisoners for sergeant bowe bergdahl who last week was charged with desertion. >> do you think the white house made a mistake in wrapping its arms around bowe bergdahl and saying he served with honor and distinction when the administration knew there were at least questions about the circumstances of him walking off the base? >> i don't think anybody a at that time fully knew the circumstances. >> wouldn't they know from
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debriefing other soldiers at a minimum that he had reservations about his service, that he had walked or away. >> there clearly is an investigation going on right now. i don't want to get into that. we do have a principle, we bend over over backwards in favor of trying to return an american service. >> have huh an occasion so far in your short time as secretary of defense that i will state a position that you may not like sir. >> i certainly have. i never think about whether he will like what i say, but whether i am saying to him makes sense. >> thank you, mr. vice president. >> i have to ask but the swearing in ceremony. did you laugh or cringe? >> i laughed. we are great friends of the bidens. >> visiting with troops who will detroy to iraq carter was
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thinking big about how to attract the fighting force of the future. >> you have young people who may or may not have a strong memory of 9/11 to motivate them. >> these kids are different. when i was at this high school they wanted to experiment and try things and don't top the go into a big ridgid institution. they want to go to one that is agile and nimble and that's the pentagon i want to make us for the future. >> interesting background. he is open to changing the culture of the military to get people to want to join. >> it's a hard job, but in terms of credentials and intelligence he has all the tools. >> carson is here and something new in the music world. >> it was a big show. >> big stuff stood alongside jay z and launched his new streaming
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music services. let's go to the next half hour. willie geist will walk you through everything and why it may change the music business. we want to ask you because a lot of the early chatter about stilths about the price. what are you willing to pay for? nothing, $10 a month or 2o a month or let us know the survey with willie and we will have results for results for today.com. >> it's higher than spotify and others but hd videos and high fidelity songs. >> still coming out of a speaker. >> do they have eight track? >> thank you. >> coming up is democratic senator elizabeth warren reconsidering the calls for the
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white house. we will ask her. >> and the daughters of a mom at center of a train crash speak out for the first time. what is haunting them two monthses after the accident. firs
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a very good tuesday it is 7:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. fire crews spent the morning mopping up after a late-night fire in dublin that destroyed four homes under construction. it happened at a development called the preserve at jordan ranch. one viewer gave us videos of the fire when it was at its worst. firefighters did manage to keep flames from the homes that have already been built. the cause is still under investigation. the family of a uc berkeley, soccer player is planning his funeral after a tragic end to his trip to southern california. eloi vasquez went to los angeles for spring break. he left a usc frat party on saturday night and was later struck and killed on the freeway. police say he tried to run
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across the freeway when he was struck and killed. we now know what's behind some bitter-tasting water in the east bay. probably has algae in it. some east bay mud customers recently started complaining about a bitter taste and smell. turns out the utility recently started drawing water from the party reservoir which has algae in it. but they say the tap water is still safe to drink. want to check the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. good morning. >> good morning to you, laura. good morning to you at home. we have a very different pattern for today. gusty wind and a cloudy sky for much of the day. temperatures going to be about 10 to 15 degrees cooler. we're starting out nice and chilly and will stay pretty cool throughout the day, up to 67 in san francisco, 72 for the trivalley and 68 degrees in the south bay. more of the same for tomorrow. temps stay cool. a little bit of wind then thursday into friday we'll bump those numbers up. two sides to your easter weekend. we veal details on showers in the forecast in just six minutes. right now, here's mike and your
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drive. a lighter drive overall for a traffic tuesday. we have to talk about the spring breaks for the next three weeks. that's one of the effects. a crash south at 880 causing big slows from hayward to union city allowing union city and fremont to recover. there's your trivalley with a lighter flow of traffic south. northbound 280 still slow a crash at meridian and 880, caused the backup and bog down. things starting to move better now, north 101 heading toward capitol expressway. the crash at tully not having a major effect. around here, we're all about fast. that's why xfinity is perfect for me. with millions of wifi hotspots all over the place including one right here at the shop now we can stream all things fast
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let's take a look at whether or not it is making headlines. a man hupd for a prisoner who overpowered a security guard in virginia and fled with the guard's gun. the hospital is on lockdown and police are searching for the
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suspect. >> the gates of the nsa, two men wearing women's clothes tried to drive a stolen suv through the gate. when they refused to stop officers killed one of the men and wounded the other. >> the resignation of aaron schock takes effect today. the 33-year-old stepping down in the wake of a spending scandal and ethics investigation. >> stand by and listen closely. the music and the way we get it is about to change. jay z and madonna behind a new streaming service comes with a big price. willie understands all of this and he is going to explain it to us. >> it's called tidal, but it will cost users as much as $20 a month, double the price of spotify's premium option. many fans are asking how much more will we have to pay to listen to the music we want?
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>> look how we can all do this together and this is really a powerful moment. >> monday was the beginning of a new era in music. at least according to the industry's biggest names. kanye, madonna, beyonce, daft punk and others announced involvement in the service tidal, touted at the only service to be owned most lie by the artists themselves. the launch was full of star power, but light on specifics with few new details about how tidal plans to win fans and artists away from spotify, the streaming service currently at the top of the charts. anyone will have to spend at least $10 a month and audio will cost 20 double the premium rate. jay z bought a major stake earlier this year and recruited
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the biggest names to invest in the service as well. will fans that don't want to pay a monthly premium still be able to stream her latest hits? unlike spotify, they have no free option for consumers. taylor swift had a public break up with spotify over royalties, pulling her music from the service and writing in a "wall street journal" op ed valuable things should be paid for. industry experts said she may be the exception and not the rule. >> you are not going to have to pay tidal to pay kanye and madonna and jay z and beyonce, but there is a chance that to hear music from these artists first, you might have to go to tidal. >> they're had a major push back some mocking the slogan. tidal for all makes no sense. the majority of your fans study
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and have no income not to mention people who are poor. others defended the cost and the artists. i don't understand how people can complain about the fee when we spend that on coffee. >> we spoke to spotify and we did not have a launch on tidal. they teamed up to launch a premium service by beats music that was not immediately successful but it is being relaunched by apple as a service through itunes setting up a very interesting battle. you have dre versus jay z. the advantage is better sound quality and also you may get exclusive music from these artists. >> i don't notice the sound quality. i listen through my iphone. >> if you pay cheated if you pay 9.99 and you are not hearing the song in the same way as someone who pays $20 is. >> you will have to come to
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tidal to get some of these artist's music. >> if they have that leverage that could make the difference. >> trying to figure out how the guys drink the champagne. how much would you pay to listen to music, 66% said nothing. $10 a month is 27%. bad news for tidal. 1% said they would be willing to pay that. this will be an ongoing debate. back to you. >> the 1 percenters. >> a check of the weather. >> we are getting into the stormy season and the chance of stronger storms in oklahoma and texas. we have the dry line and the moisture coming in from the southwest. they battle against each other and could see storms fire up. from west texas into northern florida we could see a marginal risk of stronger storms but
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it's in this area in red just to the north of texas and wichita falls and oklahoma where we could see mostly large hail. tomorrow we will see the storms from north to south with an area in red including parts of nebraska and kansas and over in iowa where we could see isolated 7:36. good morning to you. taking a live look here at san jose, a pretty day shaping up a little sun breaking through the clouds. going to be a little windy out there and 10 degrees cooler than yesterday. that means you could probably get by without running that ac. 67 on the peninsula, 67 in the south bay. as we head through the end of the week temperatures will climb and as promised we are expecting some showers for your easter weekend. looks like late sunday night we should see a little bit of activity but you should be okay for that egg hunt before sunday night. and that's your latest forecast. >> thank you very much. up next the lingering mystery
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. >> we are back at 7:41 with our interview with the family of ellen brodie the driver at the center of a deadly commuter train crash here in new york on february 3rd. nearly two months later the reason for the accident remains
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a mystery, leaving her daughters danielle julia and alexa with more questions than answers. >> 911 what's your emergency? >> there was a car hit by a train. >> a deadly accident made national head loans. >> the train exploded? are. >> yes, the front car just exploded. people were jumping out. >> six people lost their lives between a head on collision between a train and suv, it would be hours before they learned the identity of the driver. >> i was watching and she told me to turn on the news. because danielle said this is bad. i started watching it. >> dozens were injured and hundreds awaited word about their missing loved ones. the brodie girls didn't know it yet, but the driver was there mother 49 yore old ellen commuting home from work. for reasons we still don't know, witnesses say the crossing gate came down on brodie's car.
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>> she looked at me and gestured to come back and i backed up again further to indicate there is plenty of room. >> instead of backing up she drove forward into the path of an on coming train. >> all units. more ambulance are required. this is a train accident. >> all three brodie children are home and hours have passed without a word from their mother. >> the curiosity in the sense of being puzzled. >> so i called her voice mail and i was like we are starting to get really upset. why isn't she picking up and i called my dad and said do you know where mommy is. when i said about the accident he goes i'll drive around. >> was at this time dad who told you the news? >> he drives home and we see two police cars right behind his car and he was like she's gone.
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>> i remember that night we all slept together. it was hard. >> the sisters are trying to remember their mother by how she lived, but are haunted by the unanswered questions. >> i was able to picture it and i kept replaying it in my mind. was she hurt? was she in pain? did she know? >> that scares me and i can just imagine her stopping the car and looking at the car. i tried to avoid the news because -- >> you don't want the details? >> obviously the way it happened is really upsetting. i don't know not knowing would make it better. it's so unimaginable and feels so unreal. >> their grief has been compounded by an unexpected source of pain. >> some people on social media criticized your mom. >> i went on google and searched my mom's name and reading the comments. the fact that people are saying i don't feel bad for you her.
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>> she is irresponsible. >> how could she do that. >> i know my mom would never, never intentionally hurt people. >> how i am feeling right now, the other five families are feeling that way. the way i am feeling is i don't have a mom anymore. all the other tragedies, it's hard to comprehend my mom is the reason for that. she is not a murderer. >> it's tragic and horrible and a lot of times people want to find a reason. they don't want to think it could have been me. it was an accident. >> you memorialized your mom and said you vowed to speak with her every night. you will be there when i go to prom graduate and go to college. i will always think of you when i smile because it's your smile. >> i felt like i had to say that. i needed to let people know how much i loved her and how she was my best friend and my
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and we are back. with less than 24 hours as he was announced as next host of the daily show. >> we heard he would be taking over for jon stewart. many are asking who is is trevor? he is 31. he's from south africa. people started pulling out
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questionable tweets from his past. oh yeah the weekend. people are gonna get drunk and think that i'm sexy says fat chicks everywhere. and it did lead to responses like this. daily show seriously not cool with the anti-semitic won'ting watching. sad that some are going host "the daily show" off as these. people are wondering why nobody thought to comb through his twitter account before making that big daily show announcements. >> i was reading a lot of these. i think we made a smart choice not to put on air. they were meant to be funny but they do target super groups. in hindsight they don't sound funny after all. >> it lives forever. a lot of people are looking hard at him. we will see what happens with
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"the daily show". >> interesting to see if he can put this behind him and find ways to address the public on this. carson, thank you very much >> coming up on our special series "do you believe," we're asking the question just who is god today. >> a lot of different perspectives on this as many people are examining their faith this week with easter and passover. a live performance from darius rucker. he has a new album and hit song. but first a check of your local news. ♪
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good morning to you. i'm sam brock. san bruno leaders will be gathering to outline their response to the record fine levied against pg&e from the 2010 pipeline explosion that killed eight people. the cpu skrshgs proposing nearly $1 billion of that be applied to improve pipeline safety and also $400 million would go to rate payers in the form of a one-time bill credit. san bruno leaders today will file their legal response and likely recommend additional safety measures as well. one thing that won't be happening this season is the mavericks big wave surf contest. the window for the event officially closes today. the main reason for no contest this year organizers say the waves simply never got big enough. the mavericks event has been
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held nine times since year 2000. a lot of missed years in there. christina join us now, are you a big fan of surfers as well? >> definitely. today we have some big waves out there, sam, courtesy of the wind that's bhipwhipping across the bay area. gusty wind cloudy sky, that is the weather story of the day. temperatures about 10 degrees cooler as a result than what where we ended up yesterday. today 71 for the east shore, same for the north bay, we'll hit about 68 degrees in beautiful san jose. getting into tomorrow, more of the same just not quite as windy. thursday into friday temperatures climb and then maybe some showers for easter weekend. all the details coming up in just about five minutes. first here's mike and your drive. >> relatively mild tuesday considering. we'll have the metering lights on and slowing building through oakland, but the san mateo bridge moves slowly, the crash 880 through fremont have all cleared. we'll focus on the south bay and west 237, a motorcycle crash on lawrence expressway a
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distraction. northbound recovering from earlier crashes. ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, will she run? we'll talk tow liz beth war ben taking on wall street and washington. and if she'll answer calls to challenge hillary clinton and make a run for the white house. plus, we tackle the age-old question, who is god? through very different spiritual leaders open up about what keeps modern day americans in touch with their faith. >> people want an experience like wow this is hot. i want to cry. i want to feel. i want to dance. ♪ honey, honey, honey ♪ >> and he has a sound as sweet as honey. darius rucker is here to
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celebrate his brand new album with a live performance in studio 1-a. today is tuesday, march 31st, 2015. >> from old dominion university. we're here at the today show. >> good morning from south carolina. >> good morning from tennessee! ♪ >> all the way from california for mom's 60th birthday. >> we're here from chicago celebrating landon's 7th birthday. hey! >> and good morning, everyone. welcome back to "today", it's tuesday, march 31st, 2015. a cold morning out here on the plaza. our crowd has a spring in their step this morning. they're in good spirits. it's a nice morning out here. >> a little breezy. not bad. happy to have darius rucker here.
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he's done so much here in music. i know from pop music and country and successful in everything he does. >> and he's always one of the nicest guys on the scene. now he's one of the best country artists out there. great to have him. >> he's our soundtrack for the morning. >> no question. >> let us go back inside. natalie is at the news desk. natalie? >> good morning you to. we have breaking news this morning. a manhunt is under way just outside of washington, d.c., this morning for an armed prisoner who staged a dramatic escape from area hospital. tom costello is at the scene with the latest. to tom, good morning. >> this started at 3:00 this morning here at inova fairfax hospital when a suspect by the name of osan asi being held on a federal bank robbery case overpowered two private security guards, took one gun, a shot wars fired, nobody injured. he then escaped. that led to a massive police presence here and s.w.a.t. teams
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surrounding the hospital going door to door, room to room looking for the suspect. they think he got out of the hospital by hiding in somebody's car and then eventually that car was crashed. he then fled the scene. meanwhile, adding to the chaos on the morning, an unrelated police chase on the beltway here, chasing a woman in a pickup truck. she was wanted in a credit card fraud scheme. the police actually to crash into her car, box her car in. they then had to smash the window to get her out. she was taken into custody. meanwhile, right now the chase continues looking for this original suspect who escaped from the hospital here. again, the name is wassen assaye. so far, nobody has been injured. nobody -- no other shots fired. but the police are very anxious to find the suspect. they think he's armed and dangerous here in northern virginia. natalie, back to you. >> tom costello in falls church, virginia, thank you.
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the "indianapolis star" is using the front page to join the national outcry over their religious freedom law. the paper is calling for equal protections to be extended to gays and lesbians. critics say the law allows businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples. indiana's governor is striking back with a "wall street journal" op-ed saying the law contains no reference to extoll orientation. authorities say the remains of more than half of the passengers in the german plane crash has been identified by dna. on monday prosecutors announced the co-pilot had suicidal tendencies before getting his pilot's license. it's believed he locked the captain out of the cockpit and deliberately crashed the plane into the french alps killing all 150 people onboard. the california fire captain seriously injured while battling a house fire is now fighting for his life. his horrific fall through a roof directly into the flames all caught on tape sunday.
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doctors say the 25-year veteran suffered life threatening burns to at least 65% of his body. he remains in critical condition. and an amazing sight in canada's arctic. thousands of reindeer made their annual spring journey this week. crowds came out in the blustery cold to watch the spectacle. more than 3,000 reindeer migrated from their wintering grounds. the crossing is an annual event in which the herders move the reindeer across the ice road. pretty cool scene. 8:05 now. let's get a check of the weather. >> i found this sign out here. this is alex. it is her 16th birthday. she said if she gets on tv, she'll get a car from her dad. >> yes glchlt is dad watching? >> he's watching. >> what kind of car do you want? >> i would like a bmw, dad, but i don't think that's going to happen. so i'll just say a hyundai. >> better gas mileage probably, right? take a look at the weather going on across the country. out fwhest, now even into the central part of the country,
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we're finally seeing some warmer temperatures everywhere but the northeast is warm. we've got highs expected to hit 91 degrees in las vegas. that would tie the record. phoenix could break the record, the ole temperature 94 degrees. they should hit 95 today. 60s and 70s into fargo, north dakota, down through kansas city. dallas should hit 83 today. we're warm through amarillo. finally, we're starting to warm up in serious bodily injury east as well. high 8:06. good morning to you. i want to show you this live look at san francisco. you can see the clouds moving in steadily. once they make their way over the city could see drizzle today. 67 degrees in san francisco. 68 for us in the south bay. temperatures will be cool today and tomorrow and expecting some gusty winds. getting into thursday and friday temperatures will climb. we'll drop back off for saturday, and then easter sunday expecting some showers for the second half of the day. hopes yours today is great.
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that's your latest forecast. >> thank you, dylan. coming up next, matt used ping pong balls to exact revenge on ellen. ellen has responded. >> how far will this go? >> maybe forever. also coming up, here is the question do you believe? we are posing that question. just who is god? we will explore more on the way. matt. we have classed up the joint considerably. dame helen mirren is here. she will talk about a role she plays where a woman is reclaiming a bit of her past. >> a true-life story about a great woman. she got a great painting back for her family. >> she is amazing in anything she does. she will explain that, but first these messages. sn't the only return i'm looking forward to. for some every dollar is earned with sweat, sacrifice, courage.
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>> trending is extra delicious this morning. how would you like lunch? >> it usually ends around 11:00 a.m. how many of us have raced
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towards mcdonald's at 10 time 59 to get that egg mcmuffin? no more. they will test an all day breakfast menu. >> five words. what took you so long? >> two words, answered prayer. hot cakes around the clock. it is limited to a few locations in the san diego area. >> they will test it and roll it out. they have sagging sales and this is the plot to get people back. >> as long as they don't make it at 9:00 and serve it to me at 5:00 i love this idea. >> it's such comfort food at any time of day. >> the egg is not just for dinner. >> i'm surprised this has not been tried before. doesn't everyone feel this way about an egg mcmuffin? >> a game changer from moms
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visiting the ballpark. the cincinnati res unveiling a new nursing suite. boasting a kitchen et bathroom lockers and a diaper changing area. you don't have to miss any of the game. you can learn more at today at any time com. the line for the girl's room is forever. >> the option. >> the whole family. >> i think is looksinize. >> the time has come. this may be her raciest prank yet. ♪ >> you have to admit, ellen, it took a lot of balls to pull off
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this prank. >> oh, my god! >> i've seen this in its entirety. you don't want to go there early in the morning. >> no you don't. >> after an egg mcmuffin. >> oh my gosh. >> i even blushed at this one. >> i couldn't look at it. i mean no offense, but it -- >> it's not that bad. yeah there are several of them and we've decided not to put them up on our air. >> however, if you have a strong stomach -- no just kidding. unedited clip on today.com, see matt in all his glory. >> is she really going to run that whole thing? >> on her show to believe. >> i find that hard to believe. >> it goes on and on. >> game on again. russell crowe says in an interview that he was once on the receiving end of prank calls from michael jackson. that's what he told the british newspaper "the guardian." crowe said the two never met or shook hands, but somehow michael learned the fake name that russell crowe would use when he would check into hotels. and he would call up asking is there wall there? no. is mrs. wall there?
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no. are there any walls there? then what's holding up the roof? >> come on no. >> that was the level of the prank call. this is one step up for do you have prince albert in a can. anyway crowe said the pranks went on for two or three years. that's funny. >> with that same joke? >> different joke. >> that's like is your refrigerator running? >> it's exactly like that. >> you'd better go catch it. >> okay, is running, yes. is your refrigerator running, dylan? >> what did i say? >> ready. >> you said running. maybe not. that's what's trending today. >> work on the jokes. meantime day two of our special series "do you believe?" this morning the very big question who is god today. jenna bush hager is here with more on that. good morning. >> good morning. according to our exclusive survey two-thirds of u.s. adults believe that god exists. but research shows fewer americans, especially young people are affiliated with an organized religion. i recently met up with three
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religious leaders trying to change all that answering big questions along the way. >> god is jesus. >> god is love. >> god is possibility. >> reporter: who is god is hardly a new question. but it's one that is asked of today's religious leaders all the time. >> i'm judith smith, the pastor of the city church in seattle, los angeles and gautuadalajara. >> i'm rabbi sharon in los angeles. >> when they all know god. >> god sent his only son of the world. >> god says okay abraham. >> reporter: although there are differences in theology one thing all of these leaders have in common is their desire to help their congregation find a meaningful and especially modern relationship with whomever they believe god to be. >> the sentence was imprinted on my mind in my heart, and it was you'll be a preacher to your
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generation. >> the bible declays he who knew no sin became sin for us. >> reporter: pastor judith smith commutes weekly from his home in seattle to los angeles where his services in hotel ballrooms draw huge crowds. even a few celebrities like justin bieber. >> people are looking for a cause of visiting themselves and they want to know that their life matters beyond the 9:00 to 5:00 the checking savings account and having a retirement fund. >> reporter: jason kennedy finds judo's approach more reflts.levant. >> church is different these days. i grew up it was stiff and you couldn't wear a hat. >> people want an off-the-chain experience. this is hot. i want to cry, i want to dance, i want to move. ♪ i'm free ♪ >> reporter: reverend jackie lewis in new york at a protestant church using the old to attract the new. >> this is an old traditional building. when you walk into the door
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there are these loving people at the door who hug you before they know you. and you look around the room and there are old people and young people and, you know every ethnicity, every tribe represented. >> reporter: inclusiveness, she says is often what attracts the newest members to her congregation. >> it took me time to realize that god loves me no matter what. whether i'm gay or whether it is. >> when i come to church i believe in hope more than anything else. >> reporter: talk a little bit about why some religion can be -- can feel exclusive. >> i don't want to work for the god that isn't for the woman. i don't want to work for a god that doesn't respect a man. i don't want to work for a god who doesn't respect catholic nuns and priests. and we ask god to love god and expect that god loves all the people and that there's faith and grace for all of the people. >> reporter: rabbi sharon agrees. >> it's not just us opening our hearts to god but also trying to receive what it is that we can
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hear back. >> reporter: although she draws hundreds to her services she uses smaller house parties like this one to maximize connections. ♪ >> part of my job, i believe, is to help people recognize that within our tradition, which is 4,000 years old, there's incredible depth, incredible beauty and majesty and mystery that can help them each of us actually live life as incredible meaning and purpose. >> what's going on from god's perspective? >> it brings a dialogue which you don't really get a lot of especially with other experiences with religion. >> reporter: the intimacy of a home she finds, makes asking the tough questions easier. why do bad things happen to good people? >> i don't think god makes bad things happen in the world. i think god helps give us the strength to survive and persevere and find meaning in our suffering. >> reporter: despite their influence, none of these leaders have all the answers. but they say it's that doubt that puts people of all faiths in the same boat. are there moments when you lose
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your faith? >> i think a faith that's big enough to hold anger and to hold resentment and to hold struggle and wrestling is a faith that can hold me. >> in loss and pain and grief, there's always doubt, but i think what makes faith beautiful is that there are moments of doubt. >> i haven't lost my faith in love. i think everybody wants to feel like their lives have an impact. and our faith should give us that. >> and all three leaders are making a huge impact in their communities and beyond. in fact middle church here in manhattan has been hosting first responders. they are right across the street from that building that, you know, exploded last week and they've been helping the entire week. but i just love these people because they were so open. >> that's what i love is you see more and more that more churches realize the need to just be open and accepting of people of all faiths. >> and not so rigid. it was pretty incredible. >> jenna, thank you very much. and you can hear more from those
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religious leaders on our website at today.com. tomorrow on "do you believe," we'll tackle the question can you be spiritual without being religious? interesting question. savannah? all right, matt thank you so much. well democratic senator elizabeth warren joins us now. she, of course has taken on wall street and now some members of her own party are saying she should run for president against hillary clinton. one of her priorities in office is giving middle-class families a fighting chance which, by the way, is the title of her new memoir which is actually out in paperback. senator warren, good morning. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> now, you didn't think you'd get away with this interview without me asking you point blank, are you going to run for president? >> no. i'm not running and i'm not going to run. you know i'm in washington. i've got this really great job and a chance to try to make a difference on things that really matter. i think we need to lower the interest rate on student loans. i think we need to put more money into medical research. i think that we need to raise the minimum wage. nobody should work full time and
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still live in poverty. i think we need to strengthen social security and expand its reach. there's a lot to fight over right this minute. >> let me make sure that we underscore this and maybe bold it and put it in all caps because i have to tell you, i have read every single interview you've done in the last year where people asked you, will you run for president? and it had seemed that you were hedging a little bit in the past. i don't hear that hedging now. are you unequivocally and categorically saying i'm not running for president in 2016? >> i'm not running. i'm not running. you know though what i am doing is a set of issues that are powerfully important, and it's a big part of why i wrote this book. >> you care so much about these issues. your supporters say well then you're the person you're the perfect person to go in and fight for them and take them on. they're afraid that hillary clinton won't give voice to these issues that you care about. >> i see it as right this minute we've got a lot of places that we need to be fighting on core issues.
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like i said, student loans. i've got a student loan bill. it is obscene that the united states government is making a profit off the backs of our kids. and i'll tell you something. that's really personal for me. i'm somebody -- my daddy ended up as a janitor. my mom worked a minimum wage job at sears. the only way i got to go to college is because of a $50 a semester commuter college. and that opened a million opportunities for me. it's something i talk about in the book. what it created for me. so i ended up in the united states senate. i want the same kinds of opportunities for our kids today. i want a world where every kid gets a fighting chance. >> this is something you obviously feel passionate about. you came out of the private sector, came to washington for this purpose. because you care about those issues i have to ask you whether you think hillary clinton as the democratic nominee presumably in 2016 is she the right messenger for that? do you think she will give a
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credible voice to these issues of whether the middle class is getting a fair shake? >> well i think we need to give her a chance to decide if she's going to run and to declare -- >> we know she's running. we know she's running. >> -- and to lay out what she wants to run on. i think that's her opportunity to do that. but this is really the point. i think that everyone. this is really the point. i admit that everyone needs to be talked about in every race and every part of this country about how it is that we build a future. because right now washington is working great for those who have money and power. it's working great for those who can hire armies of lobbyists and lawyers. it's not working so great for the american people, for real families. that's where we have to make a change. >> possibly i'm beating a dead horse, but did you ever entertain the possibility of running for president? >> no. what i'm working on are the
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issues that people of massachusetts sent me on. i have never run for office before. this grows out of my lifetime's work. as i talk about it in the book how it evolved from both how i grew up and the early work i did. what was happening to america's middle class families and how they were taken one punch after another. we end up with people across this country who work hard and play the rules and who are barely making it paycheck to paycheck. that's in part because choices that have been meads in washington and tilt the playing field in favor of those who have lobbyists and fortune 500 companies and in favor of the biggest financial institutions and against real people. >> elizabeth warren always good to get your perspective and we put the speculation to rest this morning. >> good to see you. >> the book is a fighting
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chance. matt over to you. >> i don't think she is running. >> i don't think she is running either. >> doesn't sound like a possibility. >> i will be shocked if she runs. a very good morning to you. it's 8:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. researchers at uc san francisco may have found the cause of a mysterious illness leaving some children paralyzed around the nation. it linked a new strain of respiratory virus to the illness. they linked it to 25 children with a paralyzed limb. those viruses were similar and shared mutations with those found in polio. scientists call this new strain of enterovirus b1. it's believed to have merged a few years ago. about the time the first cases were reported. very interesting. >> going to check the morning commute. see how things are rolling.
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i see red. >> we have red, but this is tuesday, so it's not as bad as your typical tuesday commute. slow for 280 and 101 and around the 880 interchange. same for 85 at 17th. overall, things are much better. the crash, west 237 in the center divide still causing slowing. the motorcycle involved, the rider up and walking around. slow from another crash at tennyson south 8aty but looking good hayward to fremont and approaching the bay bridge. there's a crash just on 68 wre. >> thank you very much. another local news update in a half hour. hope to see you then. have a good morning.
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we are back at 8:30 the 31st and final day of march, 2015. we are gearing up and it came in like a lion and still a lion. we are gearing up for a little southern style and one of the biggest names in country music. our friend darius rucker will perform a hit for us in a little while. >> looking forward to that and
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look who else is here. helen mile an houren and herrren. >> michelle faun has more than a billion views on you tube and seven million people subscribe to her online beauty advice. her hottest trend for spring. we have scoured the plaza and found two volunteers and it's time to tick them. >> where is amy hardy? where are you from? >> new york. i'm a librarian. >> right here in new york. your big makeover is tomorrow. there is one. >> where is peter? right here? hi! >> you are from the tampa area
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with your wife and two kids. that i say you wear the same thing all the time? >> i like it. >> this is what you wear all the time. >> not all the time. most of the time. >> i think he looks good. what's wrong this? >> i don't know. another had. you will go for a big makeover. you are up for anything? >> sure. >> up for anything. >> you make that feel ominous. they feel excite and they will reveal all tomorrow morning on today. trust me you don't want to miss it. >> it is cold in the northeast, but things will turn around into april. it moves to the east and we could see light snow especially back to northern pennsylvania where an inch or two is possible. stronger storms through oklahoma
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and texas. those will spread to the southeast into tomorrow. tomorrow could seat strongest storms from iowa to nebraska and kansas as well. an hey, thank you, dylan. no severe weather in our neck of the woods, but it will be gusty out there. we have a classic cold front through the bay area. cloudy as a result as well. you can see the wind is picking up at this hour. many cities in the double digits when it comes to wind speeds. expecting to see them pick up getting into inafternoon. 68 in the peninsula. the south bay at 67. you'll likely want to keep the jacket with you all day long. tomorrow, more of the same, and 70s on the way for thursday into friday. >> we have music the the band
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from old dominion university. >> thank you very much. oscar winner helen mirren never fails to impress us with her movie woman in cold who battles the austrian government to reclaim a participating stolen by the nazis. now you would like to be reunited. >> wouldn't that be lovely. >> make you a witch woman. >> do you think that's what this is about. i have to do what i can to keep the memories alive. >> nice to see you. >> welcome back. >> thank you. >> did you know the story before you took on the role? it is a true story. >> it's an amazing story and it completely escaped me.
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it was the equivalent of the statue of liberty here in new york. >> the no ona lisa of austria. she goes back to find this and not because it's worth a fortune, but it helps her connect to her past. >> i think so and who knows why, but certainly that was a part of it. her was wiped away as it was for so many. amazing things home people now come to me and saying that was my grandmother's story or my mother. they had to get on with life and they were quiet for so many years about what happened to
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them. now they can start talking about it. one of the things that was never fully explained is that you are a dentist. >> my dentist, i was telling him about the new role. he said you have to see my mother. she was that woman. she came from vienna from a similar background. he sent me an e-mail with a film of his mom which i started. it was similar. she was the woman i played. -it's a great story about immigration and america gave maria refuge and a life and only through the american stream court that she managed to get
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the painting back. it's a great story about the power and the positive values of america. i know you know what's coming and so many articles talk about you as a fantastic actress and someone who exudes sexuality at your age. >> it's very, very very old. >> no, it's not. is it something you are conscious about? >> no of course not. that would be terrible. mash. >> we have the person people see us to be and the person we are. we let other people see what they see in you and let them get on with it. >> do you not like the word
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sexy? >> i don't. it's overused and it limits qualities and to this very narrow rather mundane place and human beings are so much more complex and interesting and deep and everything. and i think the -- i wish there was a burden word. >> we have been avoiding each other because of germs. you heard i had a cold and you were like seriously, stay away from me. how are you enjoying broadway? playing the queen. >> i don't think you have seen it. it's great. very funny.
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they are out here and positive and responsive and energetic. it's just great. >> audiences respond to great acting. helen mirren great to you have. woman in gold opens in select theaters tomorrow and nationwide on april 10th. how to pull offspring's great trends. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we are back at 8:41. her videos have been viewed over a billion times. now she is getting ready to launch a new channel today. straight from her trend report
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some of her greatest beauty secrets for spring. we are talking about make up? >> yes. trends. >> just the way fashion does. >> it comes and goes but there a few staples. the bold brow look. she is sporting something that is very easy to do. i always recommend whenever you are crowding a brow look they are personal. in the eyes and before you start, you want to study the shape of your lids and the shape of your forehead and your eyes and i like to take a matte brown and lightly reshape them a bit and at in the structure. >> you are matching them with a natural color with an eye shadow. >> of course. a lot of girls are trying their
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hair purple or green. your brows are two to three shades lighter than your natural hair color. blending it in it's all about the pencil. using the brow pencil. whatever works best for you. if you can draw a line you can fill in your brows. that's how you do everything. you brush everything out. it softens any of the harsh marks. >> the next trend is the hombre lid. it's cool and hard to pull off. >> this was popular in south korea last year. unlike the pastel lip, how do you create this hombre feel? you want a light color like a
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nude or cupcake pink and at it on the top of the lips. >> gorgeous model. >> a pale lip color. the second is a pop of color. it can be a pink or a red. any pop of color. you want to add it in the center. i like to use a brush. i'm all about the brush. that gives you the best control. you want to add it here and this gives it that beautiful fairy tale look. >> did you line the lips differ? >> no. you don't want to because you want it to be soft and give it that beautiful look. no lip lining and all about the hombre that is soft and springy. >> the darker on the inside and you brend it with the brush. a mappeda, thank you very much. >> very easy. >> finally we have gladys. >> a lot of women are indim
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tated by anything sparkly, but try it out first. with graddisladys, i helped highlight the eyes and brightens them up. it's like coffee for i eyes. the other thing is the skin illuminator. what this does is reflects light off of the cheeks. just with your fingers and add it on the high points of the cheeks. >> on the apple of the cheeks. >> last but not least, this is my favorite part. adding a touch of that champagne highlighter right on the cupid's bone. that gives it that angelic halo effect. >> i had never seen that before. >> gladys you look beautiful as
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do all of our models. congrats on that. appreciate it. darius rucker will perform his new hit for us but
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. >> 8:48 and we are back with darius rucker out with his fourth country album called southern style. good to have you. welcome back. >> you have another hit with homegrown honey. i know you were pop music, but can you hear a song and know it's going to be a number one hit? >> sometimes, but with homegrown i said that. sometimes you know and sometimes you don't. >> i have a simple question for you. are you going to run for
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president? >> i'm definitely not going to run for president. >> you said this album is the countriest album yet. did you feel freer and country music is in the area of pop. >> that helped me make that decision. it was so big in the country song and have been wanting to make more country records. just because you like it. a lot of people go the other way. you still playing golf? >> as much as i can. >> i know you get emotional on the golf course. >> doi. >> it's microphones. that might be a deal ender. >> that are would be bad. you enjoying it? >> loving every minute of it. >> i don't know about you, but when i feel country music, one instrument i want to learn to play? >> the banjo. >> the slide guitar that prompted them to give this guy grief.
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>> what are you playing? >> homegrown honey. >> darius rucker. ♪ sitting at a bar in new york city ♪ ♪ the kind of girl that has got that song ♪ ♪ they never seen nothing like it ♪ long legs in your cowboy boots ♪ ♪ know there ain't nothing about it ♪ ♪ the way that you move shake it down to your roots ♪ ♪ teach me thou do that thing you do ♪ ♪ nothing sweeter than wine ♪ ♪ i take a simple smile ♪
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♪ the homegrown hone ♪ ♪ honey, honey so money, money, moan ♪ ♪ you have a country road carolina soul ♪ ♪ baby you're just so homegrown. >> trying to think of something cool on say ♪ ♪ turn around and saw you walking my way ♪ ♪ dancing to a sweet old alabama song. the way that you move, did your mama teach you how to do that thing you do ♪ ♪ i'll take a simple smile and the boys at home can't leave you
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alone. little homegrown honey, honey honey, so money money money ♪ ♪ you have a country road carolina soul ♪ ♪ baby you are just so homegrown. >> baby you are driving me crazy. i'ma a long way away from where i'm from but baby you feel like home. the way that you move you shake it down to your roots ♪ ♪ did your mama teach you thou do that thing you do ♪ ♪ love is sweeter than wine and i bet the boys at home can't leave you alone.
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>> baby you're just so homegrown. hone honey, hone just so money money, money, baby just so homegrown. >> darius will be back with hoda and kathie lee later. but first this is "today" on nbc.
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>> good news. woo are getting the band back together. >> also they are joining us and then huh helen mirren on. you have heard her on jimmy fallon? >> yeah. >> al is taking over my tuesday trend. what he said is the hottest trend ever. >> can i make everyone jealous? i got a bunch of guitar picks from darius. >> back with hoda
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good morning. it's 8:56 on tuesday. i'm sam brock. palo alto police are asking for your help in located the man in this surveillance image. investigator say he exposed himself to shoppers in three separate incidents, all within an hour. this happened last thursday morning. food lovers take note. french laundry is going to
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reopen soon. the famous wine country restaurant resumes business next tuesday. it closed during the holidays for renovations. when it reopens kitchen staffers will initially work out of a timperary shipping container because the kitchen is still being renovated. we'll be back in 25 minutes with another local news update.
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. >> this morning on today's take, teaming up with billy crystal to be the newest odd couple. you won't believe what this guy found on his suit live on the air. with us and all that and more coming up now. >> from nbc news, this is "today's" take with al roker, natalie morales willie geist and tamron hall from rockefeller plaza. >> it is the last day of march, the 31st 2o 15.
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along with natalie morales and al is on assignment. we were saying i felt like i haven't seen you in three weeks. >> we were here in the beginning and the end of march. >> very busy. all over the world. >> we have been on assignment for a long time. >> i'm glad you are back. >> feeling a little bit unbalanced. >> you sit down and the table is doing one of those. i can't move forward until it's fixed. don't talk to me. let's not start talking until that is fixed. >> you can't go on with the show until the chair is fixed? >> i need a pack of matches. >> fold up the nap stin in there.
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and i will have that. >> i was a waitress for 11 days and it was the hardest jop of my life. of my life. >> you feel better? >> i feel better. you know what i'm excited about? the tidal thing. you had jay z and daft punk. >> kanye looks thrilled to be there. >> you never see it. >> they are introducing a music streaming service called tidal. it costs 10 or $20 a month. unlike spotify or pandora it has no free option. you are paying either way.
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in addition beyonce and nicky minaj among the investors. are you willing to pay to get access to this? you willing to pay for more thing. they said the music quality is better. the higher fality sound. they said you will have to get the artist to get some of this. are you willing to put cash out? >> i pay the cable bill and netflix and there is so much now that you have to pay for and i'm not on spotify and i feel like i should be, but i don't know. to me it's like is it that high quality that i need to be on it? >> i guess the referage is you need it to get their music.
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>> i downloaded the app and could not bring myself to click on it. there is a big deal on the side that said upgrade option. i kept hitting no and saying do i really need? >> that answers the question. >> i have spotify and pandora. i did the upgrade on all of those. i don't have a radio and a car. i don't have a radio in my home. the only way to listen to music and i can't download an entire album when i will only like one song. >> then you want to mix it up. with the music service you can do a play list. my niece had a birthday and i'm not that good. this is easier, but $20 a month? i saw this and i was like month?
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we asked you, how much would you pay to listen to your favorite artists. 71% said i will pay nothing. 23% said $10 a month. $20 a month is 1%. >> age-wise my nephew is in college. he is figuring out a way to get his $20 a month. people in our age group who transition from me, the eight-track and cassette. >> you pay for sirius every month but i love talk and you get news and i feel like you get so much. for me it's worthy of paying that amount. >> the title has to make a better says of why not spotify
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for free? >> they a commercial right away. >> and dre is coming out and trend rez nor and they will use beats music through itunes. >> i have beats and it's not free. the good thing for the consumer once they jump in the game, the prize has to come down. we will see what happens there. here's a good debate. house warming gifts. >> sorry this real. listen, on cafe mom a person posted an invitation she thought was inappropriate. hello a friendly reminder about the house warming party. we will be registered at bed bath and beyond and target. home improvement and gift cards are welcome. if you have questions feel free. i don't like the way it was structured. the gift came first.
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it should have said i'm so excited to shame the warmth of our new home with you guys. as you know, we are settling in for the first time and we're registered. >> i never heard of registering for a house warming. if you are having a baby or getting married. but a house warming? why is it different? you invite people into your home to say we want you as a guest. we will bring you something like a bottle of wine or a candle or something small. this seems like home improvement gift cards would be appreciated. $25 maybe? some of the wedding registries, i wish i had gone to your home. i love giving baby gifts, but your wetting i don't know if it's going to last. i went to a wetting where it was
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multiples. you are introducing yourself to the neighbors by saying buy me stuff. >> a leveller would be a nice gift. >> you can do that on your iphone for free. >> does it cost? >> for free. do you have a leveller? >> i tried to hang a picture the other day. >> do the eyes move in the picture? >> why would you say that. you know i live alone. that's scary. scoot over. >> there is an app for a leveller. >> download that right now. this is an odd story. a local fox weather man steve
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frazier in the twin cities. he happened to find something in the back of his suit during a live broadcast and decided to take it out. take a look. >> i'm sorry. you have a kink in your neck. i thought it was just tight but never mind. let's go to the weather. >> i realized i made that sound worse than it was. that was dark natalie. what did he pull out? >> the hanger. >> he explained he had been at the gym or something and it was in the shirt? >> how do you not feel like a metal hanger is in your back. >> have you left a tag in? >> a tag, but a metal hanger? >> there is a new viral campaign the egg cracking. egg crack challenge supports awareness of the juvenile
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diabetes fund. >> a wonderful cause. we have twizzlers and this is the new order to raise money. it's a great idea that people are challenged to raise money. i don't think it's a good idea when eggs are involved. >> thomas roberts issued a challenge. wait until you see who challenged him. >> here we go. that was good. so i just did the egg crack challenge. i get to nominate three people over at the "today" show. matt lauer, tamron hall and erica hill. >> eew. are you going to do this later in the show. >> the money i saved. and wearing a suede dress that gave me pause.
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how much time do i have to decide? the end of the show i have to decide? it's an amazing cause and i don't want people to think that i do not support the cause. >> you can write a check. should you write a check anyway. >> i could do both. you can tweet me and use the hash tag today's take. i have a feeling since i was the who was dumped what you will say. >> think anyone will say snow. >> why are my hands shaking? he was like ouch. >> the good thing is you can then issue your own challenge. you can keep it going. >> i'm not eligible. conflict of interest. i will tell you about it later. >> good morning, guys. how do you not see or feel the hanger in your shirt? he was so buff. he thought it was his muscles.
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>> you can understand in a jacket. >> in my shirts? let's transition to snow. this is going to move through the grassy surfaces. we will keep an e 9:12. good morning to you. plenty of clouds oversan jose right now. just a couple slivers of sunshine. that's going to be the weather story of the day. overcast, with wind increasing as we head throughout the afternoon. highs will be very cool and you have to factor in the windchill as well. 67 on the peninsula. probably want to keep your coat by your side in the south bay. 68 for us and 67 in san francisco. temperatures are going to warm up but not until the end of the week, and they drop off for easter weekend.
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. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> up next, how excited are we about this man? your kids know him as olaf from the highest grossing movie of all time, josh gad along billy crystal. he knows his own name and recognizes it. he's back. >> you are talking about me. >> you look dapper. >> ♪ ♪ (ee-e-e-oh-mum-oh-weh) (hush my darling...) (don't fear my darling...) (the lion sleeps tonight.) (hush my darling...) man snoring (don't fear my darling...) (the lion sleeps tonight.) woman snoring take the roar out of snore. yet another innovation only at a
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ introducing new country time lemonade starter with real lemon juice. a fresh, new way to make country time. >> as josh gad was telling us he was one of the favorite guests on the show. he was just cast on the version of beauty and the beast and he will voice one of the characters in the movies. >> after i am? this is such a fun year for me.
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>> it was a fun year for kids as the voice of olaf, the snowman who loves summer in frozen. he will be in the sequel frozen 2. he plays himself somewhat. >> comedy is like heart surgery. it gets botched all the time. if you keep it loose and don't overthink it, you can you can fix people's hearts. >> i loved you on wall street. >> thank you. >> good to have you back. >> so good to be back. i had no choice.
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my publicist told me i had to. billy crystal teaches you so much. every day is a master class doing the show. i am working with this guy who has 30 plus years of experience and he is one of the sharpest guys still in the business. he is teach teaching something new. >> how did you team up? >> there was a script they give you and then -- you memorize the lines on the script and you speak them to each other. >> and it works? >> most of the time. >> billy crystal said i want you. >> i was doing -- billy crystal
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and i met when i was doing a benefit which was the only way you get to meet billy crystal. >> and we met back stage and he lookeda the me and said i'm doing this now show based on a series and i would love for to you take a look at it. curb your enthusiasm and seinfeld. i saw this area when they had this bit they did and i was 92 tears. this was one of the most random funniest things i have seen. the idea of playing these two guys happened to team up to do the comedy show. it was so fascinating to me. first i said what's the money like and then i said i'm in. >> always the first question. >> i never get it.
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>> i will make sure. >> he is the new pro. >> we talked about the wild year you had. it seems to me that you wouldn't go back to so quickly. were you surprised when the phone call came in? >> that movie with kevin hart was huge. >> i wasn't searching for tv, but i love a challenge. i love whether it's broadway or movies, i am looking for something i haven't done before. the idea of playing myself and a version of myself, really i only share 4% of the character traits with this version. it scared the be jesus out of
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me. i wasn't sure if that was one of those. that's the third. whoa whoa. helen mirren was throwing f bombs. i was definitely not searching for it, but it so appealed to me and the idea of working with billy is a dream come true. he is. i was very fascinated by that. >> so much fun. come visit us more often. any time you are in new york come visit us. in thesomer time. come o. >> i don't think the people at home do. >> the comedians did ya know? fresh step extreme lightweight litter isn't just light. it's also the best lightweight for eliminating odors. amazing, right? for superior odor elimination try fresh step extreme... lighweight.
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with new light and fluffy yoplait greek 100 whips! let's whip up the rules of greek! good tuesday morning to you. 9:26. i'm sam brock. fire crews spent the morning mopping up after a late night fire in dublin. this happened at a new development called the preserve at jordan ranch. one viewer gave us a video of the fire when it was at its worst. firefighters did madge to keep the flames from homes that have already been build. the cause of the blaze still investigation. >> the family of a uc berkeley player is planning his funeral. he went to l.a. for spring break. he left a usc frat party on saturday nouth and was later struck and killed on a nearby freeway. police say he tried to run
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across the freeway when he was struck. >> we know what's behind some bitter tasting what in the east bay. it probably has algae in it. some customers started complaining about a bitter taste and smell in the water and the utility started drawing water from the party reservoir which has algae in it but the tap water is still safe to drink. we'll have a live look at weather and traffic after this break. ♪
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♪ ♪ 9:28. i want to show you a live look at san jose. looks like we're going to see shower activity fair game for drizzle. expecting more wind than precipitation. temperatures right now are still chilly. in the upper 50s, on our way to the upper 60s to low 70s. 72 in the tri-valley today. just 67 degrees and a cloudy sky for the south bay. we do have a chance much better chance for showers as we get into easter weekend. more on this in just about five minutes. right now, let's check the drive. here's mike. >> well, we have been watching
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the wind advisory on the skien, and chp to talk about it. so diz christina. dusty winds across san mateo, and the bay bridge is calmer now. we have a smoother drive. this is one of the heavier spots for traffic flow westbound across the bay. heading to the peninsula, and an easier drive overall around the bay, and all of the activity consolidated south of the san mateo bridge. 101 continues recovery past the airport. 880 south through fremont, typical slower spots. north of there, hasn't been a tough morning. >> just be happy for it. don't ask questions. we'll have another local news update for you in 25 minutes. for now, we return you to the "today" show.
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it's a tuesday morning. easter is five days away and you might be think about treats to make with the kids. >> here are the best ideas on you tube by the made by mommy you tube channel. you will start with willie over there. >> we are. we are going to make chocolate eggs. >> peeps right? >> for the popeeeps and the egg. you want to take the melted chocolate. >> those are crunchy fried
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nootdsnootd noodles. >> this is the cupcake addiction channel. she has the largest channel. i'm making a mess everywhere. woe will stir this around and fortunately for me they don't need to be perfect. if you have them chicking outsticking out. you will take a spoonful and plop it down on the paper. >> makes a nest. >> give a little hole in the middle with your spoon so your bird has somewhere to live. >> you can use your baby births or you can put eggs in. you can do eggsa loan. up to you. >> i love it. >> it's great now. of course it's time to dial the
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eggs. that was a cute idea, but the chirming chip egg. >> the first step is to -- looks like you have this item. a basic triangle. you is stick to school blue or something. you draw eyeballs and you want to make sure you don't forget the feather because that is the cutest part. a yellow feather. >> with the glue gun, the dries almost instantly. >> absolutely. >> let's check in with dylan
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9:0032. live look here at point reyes. we have clouds moving in. area of low pressure moving through the bay area. going to kick up fierce wind later today and keep the temperatures nice and cool, into the upper 60s to low 70s across all of the bay area microclimates. tomorrow, more of the same. a little of a warmup for you thursday into friday and then saturday and sunday showers expected. to the futurecast stop at 3:00 when it all begins. we'll tell you today at 11:00. >> that's your latest forecast, guys. >> dylan, thank you very much. to paraphrase, there there a few thingses to be certain. getting rave reviews for the performance on broadway. >> we have the comedy playglamour
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star. take a look. >> i really, really love that this play. ♪ make way for bad, badness. the darling of a major set ♪ ♪ >> wow. that's a party. >> she is playing broadway all right. good morning. >> we talked about the reviews with the "wall street journal." this is the performance that will make those lucky enough to have seen it decades after the fact. we are writing and we might as well start practicing the acceptance speech. what is it when you read reviews like that, what do you think? >> it's funny they haven't read those because my parents were in town. i said you know what, don't.
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i want to keep my focus. >> so we just ruined it. >> the striking of the record of course. >> we mentioned you may have destined for the role. do they have a voice coach in high school and they saw this part and said you are going to play it one day. >> if you get it, you should do it. the composers and they said i should do it. we haven't revised it. four years ago, they said it's time. >> i follow ow all things social media. do you that. >> absolutely. >> it's on instagram huh this photo they put on. you put it up. >> on angie's list?
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>> lock at you. 16 years ago. broadway. charlie brown. you went on to win. will you look at that on the journey today? even with the reviews you head? >> it gets me emotional. the typical experience of a show like that. there is only six of us in it. we know what we went through. it's the time of my life when it grew up in that way. the only time it will happen that way. i am ready for that and the time that i was strap in a ball. >> that's something you don't remember. >> is it too early? >> thank you very much. >> you are not ploeg up the stage and bring down the house your nightly ritual is to draw
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yourself a bath and turn on bravo and drink whatever andy cohen is playing that night. housewives and you go down the list. >> some people are alcoholics and i'm andy cohen. i love everything on the show and it's because i don't have to invest. i will go conscious. >> she snapped or i married a bleep. i love all of those. >> you are difficult. you if could get a cast to join would it be atlanta on a or beverly hills. >> you team to give far more than the shopping center. >> you are just being honest. >> kids, congratulations for everything. we love fashion.
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a very good friend of man a darling man whose advice i take every day of my life, suggesting this topic. al roker toll me about the food craze sweeping the nation. kids young and old are talking about one thing. high end jerky. beef jerky. not at the convenience store on the shelf which is fine too but elk turkey teriyaki, tarragon. tamron. here with tasty options of how to make it ourselves, we have a private chef. good to see you. we have a video and we couldn't snow of al saying you have to do
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beef jerky. i said like slim jim? he said no, this other stuff. i was hooked. >> it is sexy. it is ch, krirks and trend hrkschic. you have an options of cheese and take a tooth pick and beef jerky. people won't think i am serving old meat? moving on, we were looking at the back of this. 80 calories and super high protein. 10 grams. >> you can travel with this in yack back tack and take the trail mix. turkey, we have shart nay. they have like six different flavors and you have the silt on and house of jerky.
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to make country time. . >> now the week long series, do you believe in the question who is god today? >> here to talk about faith religion, and spirituality. from new york, reverend katherine henderson and professor of religion. such a pleasure to have you with us. let's start off with the question, it seems like more people recognize the need for spirduality. what do you see assed the major change? >> i grew up in an orthodox home and i came back to my home faith. my religion as a duty. it was a media experience. people have an order where god
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was something they department feel was immediate for them. they shifted towards experience. that was the juice of the religious experience. we don't want the ideas that speak. the spirituality is brigging backed in experience back into the context where it's mored in and more experiencial and more tangible. >> how do you keep them relevant so that they can apply them to modern life? >> well, i think that where i see young people, millennial, the 20 and 30 somethings as well as seasoned leaders, they are often out there on the streets. we have seen not just religion and traditional spaces but people out on the streets. the last time we were together, hussein and i were on a wooden ark at the climate change march.
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rolling down the street on a flood bed truck. we had an imam and a rabbi and minsters. that's not a joke. we were there together on the ark and it was an intergenerational event. a lot of young people are really looking for meaning and for justice. how are we going to create a world that is a world of human flourishing. >> before we go, whatever the age group what advice tough that applies across the board? >> the thing is that religion is not like a pair of clothes. i struggle with my sense of being an atheist and we look at religion as being a discipline. if we think about going to the gym and work activities they are part of a discipline as well to find that spirituality.
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stick with it and find the congressigation that teaks to you. >> it's versus brief. we want to do things that open the heart and create a compassionate world. >> awe thank you all for joining us. it's been a pleasure. this is "today" on nbc.
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a good tuesday morning. it's 9:56. i'm sam brock. happening today, san bruno leaders will gather to outline their response to the record fine levied against pg&e from
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the 2010 pipeline explosion that killed eight people. they're proposing nearly $1 billion be applied to improve pipeline safety. also $400 million would go to rate payers in the form of a one-time bill credit. san bruno leaders today will file their legal response to the proposal, and likely recommend some additional safety measures as well. >> one thing that will not be happening today or this season at all for that matter the maverick big wave surf contest. the window for the event officially closes today and the main raisin why, organizers say the waves simply never got large enough to host the event. the mavericks has been held nine times since the year 2009 out of 16. let's get a look at weather with meteorologist christina loren. >> hey, thank you. much cooler conditions for your tuesday than what we experienced yesterday. 71 degrees for the east bay. 72 in the tri-valley, and 67 degrees in san francisco. only a degree warmer right here in the south bay. overcast sky as well as fierce wind in the forecast for today.
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natural ac, though will stay on through thursday courtesy of the cold front coming through right now, and then here's the big news where we have another storm on the way. this is going to provide us with a rainy pattern. could pick up to an inch of rain in spots. details on that coming up. right now, here's mike and your drive. >> a look over to the bay bridge where we have backup in the lanes. about mid-marking lot, but we see as far as this extends to the san mateo bridge slower traffic westbound starting to clear up in the last few minutes. higher winds a possibility over there. let's look at the map. nothing really going on north of the san mateo bridge. south bay, 237 is the worst with slowing. a late stall in sunnyvale causing a backup. >> thank you very much. that will do it for us right now. another news update in 25 minutes. back to the "today" show.
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from nbc news this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello, everybody! one of hoda's favorite days of the week, "boozeday tuesday." >> "boozeday tuesday"! >> i'm very delighted to say good-bye to march. >> it's over. >> we have a fantastic show for you today. >> sometimes we say we have a fantastic show and we don't mean it at all. but today we definitely do. we have the academy award-winning actress helen mirren, she's in a really
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special movie that opens in select theaters tomorrow. you'll love to see what she did last night with jimmy fallon. >> and she might have something to say about kathie lee and i. >> and another incredibly talented artist, darius rucker. he's got a song in store for us i think. >> by the way, he is such a ray of sunshine, that guy. he brightened up studio 1a earlier and he'll do it again for us. >> and it's spirituality week here. and we want to know what is god to you? my friend eduardo verastegui is in the house. >> by the way, he's fine. >> he's got a fantastic movie coming out called "little boy" that broke my heart it's so good. but you know what else breaks my heart -- >> look at all these stars. look at kristen chenoweth. >> we love your work especially
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everything you do -- >> this is the way kristin warms up. >> a little this, a little that. >> you're killing yourself. you're unbelievable you little machine. >> i call her the beast. >> she's doing eight shows a week. it's not a well-known show, is it? >> no, no, no. >> do you have six outfits -- >> why are you wearing gloves? >> because i don't want to get germs. not from you ladies. >> matt's sick. >> what if matt touched this table? >> this is not his table. >> matt doesn't touch other people's things. >> and you've got to see just the amazing, herculean effort that goes into this show. >> i was going to come out to your house when we started rehearsals. it's a great show.
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>> you're so amazing. when you sing, the place just stops. and we're just so happy -- >> there's nothing she can't sing. it's really, really obnoxious. >> go see her show. peter gallagher is also there. understudies are geniuses on broadway. you know what we need to do as members of the broadway community, we need to wish the legendary and dear jimmy neiderlander a happy birthday. >> oh! >> we love you. >> kristin, have a great day. >> don't drink too much, girl. >> thank you for that advice.
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>> bye, sweetheart, love you. >> my sister's friends are here. they came all the way from dubai. nancy and shelton are here, i want to say thank you for coming to see us. >> that's a long trip. >> they flew all the way here just for us -- not really. >> last night was the big airing of justin bieber's roast. >> it was on comedy central. >> apparently it was so -- risque isn't the word to use. it was so vulgar and porn-ish -- >> can you imagine his mother sitting through any of that? >> ludacris snoop dogg, shack and martha stewart. >> martha stewart was the real surprise. let's hear what she said.
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>> i want to give justin bieber some tips when he inevitably ends up in prison. i've been in lockout and you wouldn't last a week. the first thing you'll need is a shank. i made mine out of the pintail comb and a pack of gum. i'll show you later. it's so simple. >> good for her. martha is exactly like that. whether she's stuffing a chicken or whatever she's doing. justin did get serious in the final moments of the show. everybody was expecting a joke. that's not what they got. this is what he said. >> i turned a lot of people off over the past few years but i know i can still turn out good music and turn everything all around. there was really no preparing me for this life. i was thrown into this at 12 years old.
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and didn't really know what i was getting myself into. there's been moments i'm really proud of and a lot of moments i look back on and i'm pretty disappointed in myself for. i'm a kind-hearted person and through it all i lost some of my best qualities. someone once told me, it's how you rise from a fall that truly defines you as a man. i'm taking that challenge. thank you for taking this journey with me. thank you, god, for your grace and for never giving up on me. >> that part makes me cry. a lot of us have been praying for this young man for a long time. i'm close with his mom. people called her a terrible parent. that is so not true. she loves that boy. she's fought for him and prayed for him for years. >> you have to believe he can turn it around. >> absolutely, absolutely. >> he seems like he is walking the path. >> he's got a great pastor. so he's got the better people around him now.
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>> this is exciting i've been dying to see this. this is apparently what may be america's biggest closet ever. >> is it bobbie thomas'? >> no. >> is it lilliana's? there's a show called "the super lives of the super rich." teresa roma is her name. she has a three-story closet. >> 3,000 square feet. >> welcome to my closet or better known as my she cave. i've been tagged as the woman with the largest closet in the world. so i guess if that's the title they want to give me, i'll take it. >> teresa rommer loves to show off her closet. all 3,000 square feet of it. it's so big, it's bigger than most people's houses. >> oh, my god! oh, my god! >> that cost $500,000 to build.
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in new york that would have been $5 million, you know? >> what do you do with all that stuff? >> she can't possibly wear every one of those pairs of shoes -- maybe she does breakfast lunch and dinner out and changes for each thing. i don't know. >> wow that's a lot of space for -- i think my new york city apartment is about 870-something square foot or 900. >> how many pairs of shoes do you have? you have the tori burch's you've been wearing for seven years. but frugality is a wonderful quality. >> i'm just lazy. >> when was the last time you went shoe shopping? >> you know what -- >> they bring them to you -- >> ivanka trump came with her shoes one time and i always wear hers.
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i've been out of season for ten years. who cares. >> "secret lives of the super rich" airs tonight on nbc. >> let's take a peek at these. let's watch. ♪ when she wakes me she takes me ♪ ♪ when she wakes me she takes me back ♪ ♪ i know it's going to be ♪ ♪ all right ♪ >> lexie versus joshua. adam had to pick. i think he picked lexie. let's see.
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>> adam who is the winner of this knockout? >> the winner of this knockout is joshua. >> joshua moves on. congratulations. >> lexie, anything you want to say to your coach. >> i just want to thank you -- >> there it is! >> i knew it. she sounds like christina. >> but think about what's marketable. and i think she's going to -- >> two quick pictures of the school i spoke at yesterday. they were such sweet, sweet people. we had such great fun with them. i want to thank the young kids. they're call physically challenged. i want to thank everybody out there. >> and i want to say hello to my new friend sidney i was telling you about. god bless you, sidney. she's an academy
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we're just working hard to... bring out the best. she's an academy award award-winner and a queen on broadway. we love her. >> we do love her. we are talking about helen mirren who's starring in the new film "women in gold" based on the real-life story of a woman who was an austrian jew. >> she was forced to face a painful past. take a look. >> i'm not going to back to that place, not now, not ever. >> i don't understand. >> they destroyed my family. it killed my friends. an they forced me to abandon the people and the places that i love. >> that was over a half a
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century ago. >> you think that's a long time? >> it would be a few days that's it. we would be in and out. >> you're not listening to me. i would rather die than go back there, not for all the paintings in the world. >> riveting. >> we're so happy you're with us today. >> thank you. >> i loved this movie. it's so special. >> yes it is. and it's an amazing story that i didn't know anything about. somehow it escaped me. it's a fantastic story. it's a great woman's story but it's a great story about memory and about family about a terrible time in our european history, a moment when people suffered such incredible tragedy and hardship. and devastating emotional loss of their families. and it's obviously about all of that. but it's also a great story of redemption and restitution and justice. >> between you and -- >> yes absolutely. >> ryan reynolds for those of you who didn't recognize that
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gorgeous hunk of man. >> i think randi would be thrilled to have -- randy, the original lawyer, who's still very young. he must have been in his 20s when he did this. >> she just recently died, didn't she, maria? >> not too long ago. unfortunately she died a few years before the film. i would have so loved to have her there. >> you got into character. a dentist gave you a little window into how she might sound? >> yes, i was telling my dentist in los angeles about this role i was playing. he said oh you have to -- my mother is exactly that woman. and he sent me a film, a little home video of his mom who was from vienna from a wealthy jewish family in austria and close to the same age. it was perfect.
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>> shewe noticed you had a lot of fun on fallon last night. a little bit of a wild side. let's see what he did get you to do. >> where do you keep your academy award? >> i keep my academy award on the stairs of my house in london, halfway up the stairs. >> and the award goes to helen mirren. >> oh, thank you i'm so honored honored. i would like to thank my whole crew and my husband. i love you, darling. >> it was my idea to do the award thing. i said let's do an award you give me an awardened i'll do my oscar speech. >> we don't know you for this comedy, this comedic side, you
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should do a rom-com. >> well it's a funny place. it's not a comedy but it's a comedic -- >> there you are. we'll come and see it. you're there for a limited engagement. >> yes, until the end of june. >> at the tonys. >> helen, we love you. thank you for coming to see us. >> thank you very much. >> she likes our show. >> i love your show. this kind of show for me, you made it such fun and naughty and feisty -- >> we have that on tape. we can rest. helen mirren is in "bombwoman in gold," opened nationwide in may. coming up also darius rucker has something to celebrate. >> and we just might be able to get him to sing abou
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smote ♪ love it. that of course is the darius rucker singing his hit song "home-grown honey." it's hanging out there as we speak. >> the song is off darius' brand-new album which is out today called "southern style." he's about to take that southern charm of his on the road when he kicks off his tour in may. lucky for us, we get to have him here first. how are you doing, darius? >> i'm doing good. >> there's something that happens when you walk into the room. it happened this morning in the studio, you just light it up. and this particular cd, i love it. you say it is your country-est of all your records? >> this record, we concentrated on -- we're starting to go this way. with this record so many people seem to be going the other way with rock and pop and i love it.
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but i wanted to make a country record. >> it's where you grew up, where you come from. you're from charleston, south carolina. >> sure am. >> we love in love with that town and that people. >> whoosat is it about the place? >> the people. the food and the beach doesn't hurt either. it's a great city. >> do people still come up to you and say there's hootie are have those days past? >> that's very rare. the people who come up now think they're really funny. >> like you've never heard it before. >> people ask if we're getting back together and we are. it's just a matter of the right time. >> do you enjoy going on tour? >> i love playing for people. >> as much as you hate leaving charleston, the good thing about it, the payoff is you get to meet these great people that love your music all around the country. what do you do in a brand-new city? >> usually i have the kids with me. so we try to find something cool
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to do -- >> how old are your kids? >> 19, 13 and 10. >> they were not thrilled to be here today. >> it was early. >> sweet kids. >> beautiful family. >> you talked to "us weekly" and chatted about some 25 things people may not know about you. your favorite album of all time is -- >> "abbey road". >> favorite city in the world? >> charleston. no doubt about it. >> what do you love more than anything else? >> family. no doubt about that. they're everything to me. i grew up in a great family and i played music for so long and all i cared about was being on the road. and then i started having kids it was like, that's the last thing i want to do is leave them. >> you have beautiful children. you're a beautiful guy. thank you so much for coming to see us. >> cease singing for us. >> this is a great song. you want to download it.
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welcome back now. i'm meteorologist christina loren. temperatures for today running much cooler than yesterday. 67 on the peninsula today. 71 for the east bay, and 72 degrees out in the tri-valley. where we were closer to the 80s yesterday. overcast sky in the forecast for today and tomorrow as well. we'll keep that natural ac going through thursday. and the big news in the weather department, we actually have a rainy pattern developing. we will have all the details for you on that today at 11:00. let's talk to mike about your drive. >> all right, and we have an easier drive throughout most of the south bay, but 680 out of milpitas, all lanes are blocked. you're forced off at calaveras.
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go east to park victoria. there's the rest of the bay, nothing but a backup at the toll plaza. >> all the day's news coming up at for the 11:00 newscast. see you then. we're back with more of "today" on thisand our series of " "what do you believe"? >> we posed the question to some of our crowd members. here's what they had to say. >> to me, god is love. >> god is everywhere. it's within all of us. >> very artistic. he made the mountains and the heavens in a beautiful way. >> he's a spirit who's always inside us and never goes away
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from us. he never leaves your side. >> god is my comforter. my best friend. >> god has never changed. he's the same god from the very beginning to now. >> i think of him as a man with a beard and kind of long hair. >> i have an understanding of why i'm here and a faith. and i understand where i'm going because of god. >> and here with us is -- >> thanks for joining us, everybody. >> eduardo verastegui, a mexican actor and producer who rediscovered his belief in god and is now making movies like his new one out it's a great movie out next month. it's called "little boy" and it's to help others find their faith. >> i adored it. and mackey austin is a theologian. welcome, gentlemen. >> thank you. >> this is funny. when you introduced me to eduardo we had that lunch you
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said you made a promise to your mother. >> yes. >> what did you promise her and how did it change you? >> i moved to l.a. 13 years ago and two years later i realized how much it influenced how people think. i made a promise to my parents and my mother that i will never use my talents to offend my faith, my family or my latino culture and i will invite her to see our films and i won't have to cover her eyes. and i will treat all women about how i would like my mother to be treated. >> did you get a lot of work? >> no. after i made that promise i ended up not working for four years. >> wow. you then attemptedyou were tempted to say, lord, i'm not working -- >> you have to be faithful to him. >> this is a big step for someone to say something like
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that, isn't it? how often do you see something like that? >> what's amazing is at auburn seminary where i work, we are a leadership development center. so i have trained more than 5,000 folks. and this kind of coming to a life of meaning wanting to make the world a better place with everything we do there's a trend here. and as a dad who worries about my kid and who worries about the planet, this is very good news. >> i've seen a resurgence of faith among young people today that i haven't seen since the '60s and '70s when the jesus people -- that's what they were called then. is that true in your experience? >> absolutely. there was just an article in "the new york times" over the weekend about generation z and their desire to make the world a better place. >> the social justice? >> that's right. kids are doing it really young. i was talking to my daughter this morning at breakfast. and she said, what are you going
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to say to the big questions? and i said, it's all about love and how we put that love into practice. >> how do you answer that question who is god today? >> god is the same today, yesterday and tomorrow. god is love. it's all about love. that's my hope as a filmmaker. our goal was to produce films that when people leave the theater, they leave entertained but full of god and full of love, inspired to forgive more and complain less inspired to do the right thing. that's what "little boy" is all about. >> this is such a special film, isn't it? >> this movie is a sign to make up the little boy the little girl that we all have in our hearts. sometimes when we grow up, it falls asleep that little boy in our heart. the capacity to love big, to dream big, to do great things with your life.
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that's what i'm trying to do in hollywood, make a platform to inspire more. >> we wish you both a beautiful holiday season. >> and to you. >> thank you so much. >> say hello to your daughter for us. make sure to check out eduardo's latest film in theaters april 24th. he's got the number one song on the country charts right now. do not miss it. darius rucker is next. then two's company but three's a crowd. no one knows that better than it's happening. today, more and more people with type 2 diabetes are learning about long-acting levemir® an injectable insulin that can give you blood sugar control for up to 24 hours. and levemir® helps lower your a1c. levemir® comes in flextouch® the only prefilled insulin pen with no push-button extension. levemir® lasts 42 days without refrigeration. that's 50% longer than lantus® which lasts 28 days.
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here we go. she is a former foot model. he is a former shoe salesman. >> what could go wrong? >> together they make a perfect fit in nbc's newest comedy, "one big happy." elisha cuthbert and nick zano plays a couple who want to have a baby together. but liz is a lesbian. >> lizzi yeshgs ise is looking to get back into the dating scene. >> we'll have to talk to her about her texting and driving. >> preemptive nagging, that's a strategy. >> i wish i had a one-on-one
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date with her. but i told her tuesday and thursday are our league nights. now we're all living this lie. >> aren't you glad your business is back open for business? >> big-time. >> pretty soon, there will be a line around the corner. >> you crazy kids. >> you guys have cute chemistry. welcome and congratulations. >> thank you for having me. >> you were friends before this whole deal aren't you? >> which i think helped. nick convinced me to do the show because we shoot in front of a live studio audio. >> was it terrifying for exciting? >> he promised me it wasn't going to be scary. >> i lied. sorry. >> but i'm glad he convinced me to do it. >> it's produced by ellen. you know it will be funny. >> does she hang out on the show? >> she does, which is intimidating because she's the funniest woman on the planet. >> she'll show up before tape night, pop in and do a ten-minute set in front of the audience. and the audience is roaring. >> she should do that each show.
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>> then we have to go on after that. >> we have to follow it. it's like led zeppelin opens and then we go out. >> does she give you tips more like this less like that? >> she uses hand signals. >> like a flight attendant? she was more concerned about making sure that our chemistry showed on camera and that we brought our real friendship to the screen because if it's believable people will like it and enjoy it. she was great. great advice. >> the hardest thing about writing is making people care about the characters. when i saw the pilot, you do like you as the characters very much right from the beginning. and you pull for them. >> that's great. >> that's the hardest thing. >> did you know when you read the script you would enjoy doing it? >> i read it and after i read it, i thought of elisha and she was on vacation -- >> in florida. he was like, you've got to do
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this? i was like, wait, i'm having cocktails. >> i was like, i know your on vacation and your husband is very busy. but please do this with me. >> and i read the script and i was laughing out loud. and he was right, it was brilliant. i'm just glad we get to do it -- >> she kills it. >> she does. >> tell us about the large-breasted english girl. >> the who? >> you didn't notice? >> i didn't notice. >> she plays prudence. >> she walks around naked so she's pixelated. >> she's so funny. >> was she naked? >> she was. there was one moment where she walked by and i dropped to my knees because i was so startled by it. remember it? >> i remember. i'm just listening. >> she was in front of the audience. i was like put some clothes on.
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>> we're going to play one second of a song with the term "happy" in it. >> focus. >> what was it? >> i don't know, drink. >> next song. >> the turtles. >> we don't know drink. >> "the partridge family." that's all we have. but we have to give a shoutout to nick's grandma. >> look at grandma. >> she's right there. give a wave. >> nice to see you. >> thank you for coming. >> i love a man that brings his aunt and his grandma. >> you can catch "one big happy" tonight at 9:30, 8:30 central right here on nbc. darius rucker is getting ready to sing for us right after this. >> drink!
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♪ the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> as we promised time to get the party going with the newest song by darius rucker. >> here he is performing a great song called "southern style" off his brand-new album of the same name. >> take it away. ♪ ♪ sunkissed hair and not much makeup ♪ ♪ high-heeled boots that lace up ♪ ♪ two first names that came from ♪ ♪ her grandmas on both inside ♪ ♪ she ain't ever read much
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faulkner ♪ ♪ but she could have been his daughter ♪ ♪ she grew up on muddy water ♪ ♪ southern style ♪ ♪ southern style free and easy ♪ ♪ southern style warm and breezy ♪ ♪ if you met her man, believe me ♪ ♪ you'd want her to stay a while ♪ ♪ says she don't believe in strangers ♪ ♪ only sinners with a savior ♪ ♪ because her mom and daddy raised her southern style ♪ ♪ she's a friday night light lover ♪ ♪ a billy graham fan like her mother ♪ ♪ wants her daddy and both brothers to walk her down the aisle ♪ ♪ she loves oysters raw for dinner ♪ ♪ lil' wayne and lynyrd
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skynyrd ♪ ♪ keeps her tan lines in the winter ♪ ♪ southern style ♪ ♪ southern style free and easy ♪ ♪ southern style warm and breezy ♪ ♪ if you met her, man, believe me, you'd want her to stay a while ♪ ♪ she shez she don't believe in strangers ♪ ♪ only sinners with a savior ♪ ♪ because her mom and daddy raised her southern style ♪ ♪ ♪ southern style free and easy ♪ ♪ southern style warm and breezy ♪ ♪ if you met her, man, believe me ♪ ♪ you'd want her to stay a while ♪ ♪ she said she don't believe in strangers ♪ ♪ only sinners with a savior ♪
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♪ because her mom and daddy raised her southern style ♪ ♪ you can love her, you can hate her ♪ ♪ but you ain't ever going to change her ♪ ♪ if you want her then you'll take her southern style ♪ ♪ southern style ♪ ♪ southern style ♪ >> yes! love us some darius. >> that was awesome. darius rucker will be back here on may 13th with a special surprise. so please mark your calendars. >> we'll be back with more in a moment. but first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪
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coming up tomorrow, the couple behind the blockbuster tv mini series "the bible". >> and they'll tell us what happens next. plus how to look thinner by dinner. >> what? >>
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right now at 11:00, new demands from the mayor of san bruno for the people who oversee utilities like pg&e. good morning and thank you for joining us. i'm kris sanchez. >> i'm sam brock. san bruno's mayor is calling on the california utilities commission to uphold the big fines against pg&e following the 2010 explosion. >> stephanie chaunguang is in san francisco. the money is not all san bruno wants. they want more. we're going to check in with

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