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>> we have a local news update in a half hour. good morning. breaking news. officials confirming to nbc news that possible debris has been found from a passenger plane that crashed over the mediterranean sea. 66 people on board egyptair flight 804 flying from paris to cairo when it aprently made several abrupt turns, dropped thousands of feet and suddenly disappeared from radar. and the question everyone is asking this morning, has terror struck yet again today, thursday, may 19th, 2016. from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," the disappearance of flight ms-804 with matt lauer and savannah
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guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. it's 7:00 a.m. on the west coast. we're waking up to terrible news. a passenger plane crashed and there's fears it could be terrorists. >> there is more we don't know than we do know. here is what we do know. this was a relatively new plane. an airbus a320 about seven or eight years old or delivered to egyptair about seven or eight years ago. both the pilot and co-pilot have thousands of hours of experience. the plane disappearing about 30 minutes before it was scheduled to land in cairo. most of the 66 people on board were egyptian, although passengers from many other countries were on the manifest. at this time we don't think there were any americans on that plane. >> debris believed to be from that plane has just been found within the last hour. we've got complete coverage. we'll start with keir simmons. he is at charles de gaulle airport outside paris. that's where the flight
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originated late last night. good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. the relatives of many on board hearing that news that perhaps debris has been found. this flight was traveling through greek air space. it had just left greek air space and the greek defense minister saying that the plane made some dramatic shifts, that it fell very fast and at one point turned 360 degrees in the air. what we don't know yet is why. family members of passengers have been gathering at charles de gaulle airport and at the crisis center in cairo hoping for the best, fearing the worst. a frantic search for the plane is under way in the southern mediterranean. greek authorities now reporting that debris has been found near the island of karpathos. egyptair 804 took off from paris at 5:09 last night heading to
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cairo when it went missing. suddenly lost from radar at 8:45, near the border of greek and egyptian air space. it was to have arrived in cairo at 9:15 p.m. the airbus 320 flying at nearly 37,000 feet when it went missing. on board, 56 passengers, including one child and two infants. in addition, three egyptair security personnel and seven cabin crew. airbus issued a statement confirming the loss of the flight and stating our concerns go to all those affected. passengers, mostly egyptian and french, along with ten other nationalities. no americans were on board. egyptian aviation security has been under scrutiny since the metrojet passenger plane crashed after taking off from the sharm el sheikh airport in october in what isis claimed responsibility for downing that plane, the official investigation has not yet confirmed it was a bomb on board. today, six months and seven days since the paris terror attacks,
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what happens to a plane that took off from the french capital this morning is a mystery. and u.s. defense officials telling nbc news when the plane disappeared, there was no sign on u.s. satellite pictures of any kind of explosion, unlike in the case of the metrojet flight over egypt or in the case of the mh-17 flight over ukraine. still, though, one egyptian official, matt and savannah, saying that they believe that the probability of a terror attack is higher than a technical fault. >> these are early hours in that investigation. keir simmons, thank you. let's bring in tom costello. he covers aviation for nbc news. he's been tracking the visitigation all morning. tom, as we get to you, before we get to terrorism, let's cover our steps in that direction. first, when there's a crash, we always talk about the plane, the crew and the weather. when it comes to the plane, this is a very safe aircraft. >> very safe. a320, one of the safest planes
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out there. it's a workhorse and compooeete with the boeing 737. there are more than 6,000 in use and the safety and track record are exceptional. as for the weather, clear skies over the mediterranean at that hour. really no concerns at all as it relates to weather. >> and the crew, this was a very experienced crew. >> yeah, that's right. we had 6,700 flight hours for the pilot. about 2,700 for the first officer. those are very respectable numbers. that then leads you to, okay, if something catastrophic happened in flight, what could that have been? they were at 37,000 feet traveling at 519 miles per hour. that's cruising altitude, cruising speed. the talk is that something came up -- the plane came apart at altitude. that normally doesn't just happen. if it happens, it has never before happened to an airbus a320. it's extremely rare it would happen. you have to look at what kind of catastrophic fuselage crack or mechanical error could have
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occurred or an explosive device, similar to what happen with metrojet over the sinai back in october. did an explosive device bring down this plane? at the moment, those are the leading theories. >> tom costello, thank you very much. let's turn to greg feith, a former investigator with the ntsb. good morning. and let's talk about what we've heard so far from, in this case, a greek defense minister who describes kind of an abrupt turn by this plane and then a rapid descent. what do you make of a report like that? >> well, good morning, savannah. one of the key issues here is caution. while the defense -- the greek defense minister provided that information, we don't know what context it's in. we don't actually know what that information looks like. of course, the defense radar, if this is where they're getting that information, it has more fidelity than the civilian radar. if the airplane did turn, then that tells us that the aircraft
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was out of control and probably rendered incapacitated so the pilots could not regain control. but why that airplane was incapacitated, whether it was due to a mechanical issue with the airplane or an explosive device, that's yet to be determined. >> we have to talk, there is an advantage to investigators here. and it's this part of the world, when you're talking about southern european, into the mediterranean, into the middle east and even northern africa, there is intense radar scrutiny of that area. >> absolutely, matt. the big thing here is you can actually put together a mosaic of the flight path and what one radar may not see, another radar will. of course, with defense radar, having a little better fidelity and being in that geographic area, they may be able to put together a very good picture of what was -- what this airplane was doing moments before the loss of control if that's what it was, and then the
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destruction, if, again, that's what it was. an in-flight breakup. they could put together a lot of information and, of course, we have satellite information. so while they don't see an explosion, that doesn't mean it didn't happen because you could have an internal fault in the aircraft that may not have been seen on a satellite. >> and related to that issue, this is such a heavily trafficked area, in particular by military vessels, navy vessels already there. we've reported some debris has been found. just a few more hours of daylight. are these tremendously deep waters? is there hope at this point that that black box, the cockpit voice recorder, that they could be recovered? >> we're not talking 22,000 feet like mh-370 in the indian ocean. you're talking 1,000 to 3,000 feet. the airplane is recoverable. the black boxes will definitely be recoverable. we were able to do that with air france 447 because that wreckage and those boxes were at about 13,000 feet.
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so in relative terms, this is shallow. once they find that main debris field and then they'll have to map it to see where the big pieces of the aircraft are. if this is spread out over a large area, it could take a long time. >> greg feith, former ntsb investigator. always good to have you information. christopher dickey is an nbc analyst. we don't want to jump to conclusions here, but if we're even going to investigate the idea this might have been terrorism, we need to look at the two cities on the flight plan. paris and cairo. talk about the significance. >> look, paris and cairo would be at the top of the list for isis, for al qaeda, for any number of jihadist organizations, domestic terrorists. they are very high on the list. france is fighting jihadists all over the world, all over africa and the middle east. cairo has been the secene of a
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huge crackdown from the muslim brotherhood. there's an insurgency raging in the sinai peninsula. all kinds of things going on. for isis or al qaeda or any of these groups to hit a plane that is flying from paris to cairo, it's a two for and almost irresistible if they can figure out how to do it. >> this was the last leg of this plane's journey over the course of a day. had made several other stops in developing countries. that expands the trail for investigators. >> it does. it does. we can go back to pan-am 103 where the bomb was put on in one airport and the plane stopped in london n then took off from london and blew up over scotland. these things can happen. every time these things happen we say, we've taken the measures, it's not going to happen again. but something does happen again and we find out about it. >> and they'll be looking at every person who came in contact with that aircraft over the course of the day before, ground personnel, crew members, and then they'll look at that passenger list as well. >> absolutely. it's going to be, in a sense, it's harder for the terrorists
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to be a passenger than to be a member of the crew. while there is surveillance, there is efforts to undercover efforts to discover anybody in the airport or in the airplane who may be a problem, look, charles de gaulle airport. 86,000 employees. badges to move around that airport. doesn't mean there are no security precautions taken about them. there are a lot. . but how your going to keep track of 86,000 people. >> there's some precedent here. the mess trojet blowing up last year. isis claiming responsibility and it's believed a bomb brought that plane down. >> definitely believed that a bomb brought that plane down, but also the possibility of pilot suicide. we saw it with a german pilot last year. we saw -- american investigators think we saw it in 1999 with an egyptair flight. lots of possibilities, all of them very bad possibilities. >> christopher dickey of the daily beast. always good to see you. >> as we mentioned, there were no americans on this flight.
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we know the president has been briefed on this situation all morning. nbc's ron allen is at the white house for us. good morning. what can you tell us? >> reporter: no americans. the plane was not on its way to or from america but obviously a lot of concern from the obama administration because of the possibility of terrorism. while there's a lot of talk about that, there's no firm indication that's what happened. the president has been briefed by his homeland security and counterterrorism chief, lisa monaco. also about a week or so back from another trip to belgium to maintain the pressure on the european allies to continue to cooperate on the intelligence front. this is one of the main concerns the united states has about our allies in europe sharing intelligence about matters like airport security, about the movement of foreign fighters back and forth from the isis battlefield to europe. so, obviously, that's one big concern. the united states has been
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stepping up its efforts against isis in recent weeks and months and isis has been lashing out. there's been a series of bombings in baghdad that have been horrific and deadly. all of that happening at the same time this is happening. but no direct connection to terrorism. we've heard from defense officials, for example, that there is no intelligence or no satellite imagery that suggests the plane was targeted. we've also heard from intelligence officials there's, quote, no finite or specific chatter out there amongst jihadists or in the world about the possibility or the run-up to an attack on aviation. we also know the united states is sending assets, military assets to help in the search and rescue operation. there's a p-3 surveillance aircraft dispatched from a u.s. naval base in sicily, italy. that's about 20 or 25 minutes from helping out in the rescue operations. and the president, we know, has said he wants to be briefed throughout the day and the united states will continue to assist in any way that it can.
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the next briefing here is in a couple of hours or so. we hope to have more then. matt, savannah, back to you. >> ron allen for us at the white house, thank you. this crash the latest in a string of incidents that have put egyptair and security officials in egypt as a whole under scrutiny. kelly cobiella joins us with that part of the story. good morning to you. >> matt, the egyptian civil aviation minister not even wanting to admit that this is a crash. insisting on calling this plane missing until debris is officially found. there was a hijacking back in march of an egypt airplane. the crash of that metrojet plane over the sinai back in aucts of last year and now this, over the mediterranean. this morning as the search for egyptair flight 804 intensifies, the disappearance of the aircraft with 66 people on board marks the latest in a string of
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recent fatal and nonfatal incidents surrounding egyptian aviation security. just two months ooh an egyptair flight from alzand ria to cairo was hijacked making an emergency landing in cyprus. the hijacker thought to be armed with an explosive belt. that belt turned out to be fake. while everyone on board escaped unharmed, egyptian officials were left scrambling to explain their security policies. in october 2015, an airbus 321 was likely brought down by a bomb killing 224 people. that plane operated by metrojet lost contact with air traffic control just 23 minutes after departing sharm el sheikh enroute to st. petersburg, russia. isis claimed responsibility, releasing video showing crude homemade explosives made from a soda can. investigators say it was smuggled on board.
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egyptian civil aviation officials insist there was no evidence of terrorist action. >> we shouldn't rule that out. the hints we're getting from french and egyptian security officials are that they are certainly considering it. >> reporter: the incident parking several countries, including russia and britain to suspend flights to sharm el sheikh, a popular red sea resort, hurting egypt's already ailing tourism industry. a critical source of income. and now the disappearance of egyptair flight 804, sure to impact the airline and the country yet again. both egyptian and french prosecutors have opened investigations into this latest incident. the egyptian civil aviation minister when pressed finally conceded le this morning, matt and savannah, that terrorism was most likely the cause than, say, a technical fault. >> kelly cobiella, thank you. let's recap the plane went down 66 people on board. 30 minutes before it was
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scheduled to land at the airport in cairo, egypt. the greek defense minister saying that flight made several abrupt turns and then dropped significantly and left the raisar. two pieces of possible debris have been found south of the greek island of karpathos. one of them a metallic object. the other an orange life jacket from a plane. more on the investigation coming up. now a check of the weather from al. >> we'll start off with some of the wild weather we've been seeing from texas to florida. this west palm beach. you can see all the heavy rain coming down. and the wind. and it's going to continue like this again today. however, out west, spectacular saturday, especially from southern california and the southwest all the way up into central oregon. as you get into seattle and coastal pacific northwest, we're looking at showers making their way into the area. not a bad day, though, today. you'll see that sunshine continuing. 72 in l.a. for a high. salt lake, 81.
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it's going to be cool and rainy in seattle today. 59 san francisco. morning fog. that june gloom starting early along the coast. los angeles, morning fog burns off. we'll see a temperature of 72. down through texas, heavy rain, thunderstorms from dallas all gaulle. . . . corpus christi. severe thunderstorm warnings in effect. that rain will stretch from the texas coast to southern louisiana. upwards of four to five inches of rain in some areas. and that's making its way into the mid-atlantic coast as well. through saturday with again anywhere from 2 to 3 inches of rain. we're going to get to your local forecast comin hmmmmmm..... [ "dreams" by beck ] hmmmmm... hmmmmm... the turbocharged dream machine. the volkswagen golf gti.
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part of the award-winning golf family. >>. >> good thursday morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. we start out with clouds in a few spots. others sunshine. temperatures in the mid to upper 50s. it will be much cooler today, feeling like springtime. in the mid 70s for the south bay. low 70s for the peninsula and east bay at 72. 76 for the tri-valley. we have mid 70s for the north bay. san francisco today is up to 66. the winds will be kicking in later on this evening. we'll have gusts over 20 miles per hour. >> and that's your weather. matt? >> al, thanks very much. coming up, more on the disappearance and crash of egyptair flight 804. that plane make abrupt turns just before it vanished from radar. and hillary clinton's campaign blasting donald trump
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we are heading into the 70s today and 60s right up on the coast. 76 in cupertino and palo alto, 70. we'll have cooler temperatures in time for the weekend. >> northbound route starting to slowdown. this is where we are seeing slowing in both directions. south through hayward, we have the earlier issue around the dunbarton bridge that cleared southbound highway 84. continuing to where debris reported. there is a slowdown to 238. folks making their way to the san mateo bridge. the san mateo bridge slow as you head across the span. 92 from the hayward toll plaza across to the peninsula side. a slow drive because of that
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we're back now 7:30 out on the west coast on this thursday morning. we're learning a little more about the crash of egyptair flight 804. that plane took off from paris heading to cairo. >> the plane was carrying 66 people. it suddenly disappeared from radar over the mediterranean sea. a massive search immediately launch. greek officials tell nbc news this morning what could be the first debris has been located south of the greek island of karpathos. let's get more now. we'll go back to keir simmons at charles de gaulle airport. good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. that debris found 130 nautical miles from the island of karpathos according to greek officials. one on greek television
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suggesting it may look as if it is part of an aircraft. whether it is the aircraft that disappeared after it flew from charles de gaulle airport here, of course, that's will take them more time to establish. but relatives who are here at this hotel, relatives of those on board waiting for news have been updated. we've been watching. french officials arriving and telling them what they are finding out. they'll be keen to ensure those relatives hear first before any of us exactly what they are discovering there in the mediterranean. another greek official, the greek defense minister saying that the plane made a series of very dramatic shifts shortly before it disappeared. that it dropped very quickly and at one point turned 360 degrees. an egyptian official saying on the other hand that they believe this is more likely to be terrorism than a technical fault. guys? >> but we do not know that. we'll still wait to get more information.
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keir, thank you. nbc's tom costello covers aviation. he's been on the phone all night. what can you add? >> the challenge is now going to be finding all the wreckage. and we have a very interesting map to show you. this is radar imagery from the marine vessels out in the mediterranean converging on the search area, on that area where they believed earlier this morning that, in fact, this plane had gone down. you'll see numerous ships kind of moving towards that primary search zone. the challenge now is going to be to actually listen for and then pick up the pingers, those underwater devices that are emitting sounds that hopefully would lead the search teams to the black boxes. the pinger is attached to the flight data recorder. and it is good for 30 days, a 30-day battery, and also good down to 20,000 feet. it should be operating normally in that space, and the sooner they can get those black boxes, the sooner they'll have clues to what happened to this plane.
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>> tom costello, thank you. we'll continue to monitor developments in this tragic crash of an airbus 320 over the mediterranean sea. let's take a little bit of a change or a turn and get a check of the weather from al. >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by camping world. get one-stop shopping for everything rv at your nearby camping world rv super center. >> we want to take a little bit of a look, now that the el nino is finally starting to wane, we're seeing the el nino report card. how did we actually do with the forecast? so the forecast for the pacific northwest, for example, was supposed to be for below normal winter rainfall. guess what? just the opposite. seattle seeing more than 10 inches of rain. portland almost more than 9.5 inches of rain. we're going to give the report card a "d." for there. now let's look at california. we were hoping for higher than average rain and snow pack. what did we end up with?
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the news was not good. snow pack only 86% of normal. san francisco with a little more rain than normal but los angeles ended up with a deficit. so we're going to go with a "c" for that as far as the el nino report card. the rest of the country, we'll look for more strong storms down through southern texas. wet weather making its way into the mid-mississippi river valley. more showers and storms through the southeast. gorgeous day in the northeast. looking for great weather. we're looking for windy conditions down through the southwest. in fact, more fog continuing we are seeing a lot of sunshine across the bay area and much cooler temperatures. it will be very comfortable today. gilroy, expect a high of 73 and 69 in burlingame. mission district at 65. low 70s in parts of the north bay. a couple of spots hitting low 80s like fairfield. 71 and we'll have 76 in dublin. looking forward to rn in the forecast.
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an interview and his refusal to release his taxes. our 2016 team has it cover this had morning. let's start with nbc's andrea mitchell. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. hillary clinton still trying to put away bernie sanders, on the attack, so that she can focus all of her attention on donald trump. but sanders is defiant, refusing to back down. last night, trump fired a shot squarely at clinton's husband, former president bill clinton. >> in one case it's about exposure and another case it's about groping and fondling and touching against a woman's will. >> and rape. >> and rape. >> donald trump, using that word unprompted during an interview last night with fox news' sean hanity, bringing up a discredited and long-denied accusation against former president bill clinton, dating back to 1978 when he was arkansas attorney general. late last night, the clinton campaign responded in a statement that read, trump is doing what he does best. attacking when he feels wounded, and dragging the american people through the mud for his own
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gain. if that's the kind of campaign he wants to run, that's his choice. also accusing him of trying to change the subject from his refusal to release his taxes. meanwhile, six months until election day and the democratic party is a house divided. bernie sanders in california, rallying his supporters against the democratic party establishment. >> and our job is to go to the democratic convention and, together, win the democratic nomination for president. >> sanders, not giving up, even though hillary clinton now needs fewer than 100 delegates to lock up the nomination. >> so you won't accept the idea that she's the presumptive nominee on june 7th based on that math? >> i think the senator has been very clear. we're going to go through the process. he's going to the convention. >> reporter: vice president bidesen downplaying talk of a splintered party. >> i'm confident that bernie will be supportive, if hillary wins, which the numbers indicate will happen. and so i'm not -- i'm not
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worried. >> reporter: with bad blood between sanders' staffers and party leaders and chaos caused by sanders' supporters saturday at nevada's state convention, clinton allies are trying to lower the temperature. the goal? a replay of 2008, when clinton delivered a full-throated endorsement of barack obama after their bruising primary. >> whether you voted for me or you voted for barack, the time is now to unite as a single party with a single purpose. >> nbc news has reached out to the trump campaign this morning to ask why he brought up that long-denied bill clinton allegation. so far, no response. >> andrea mitchell in washington, thank you. while donald trump is still not releasing his tax returns, we are getting a look at the personal financial documents he just filed with the federal election commission. nbc's hallie jackson is at trump tower, just a few blocks from us here in new york with more on that story.
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hallie, good morning. >> reporter: hi, matt. good morning. in that new filing, donald trump claims he made more than $500 million in income last year with a couple dozen assets worth more than $50 million, including trump tower here. a different set of documents investigated by usa today revealing new details about trump's taxes. not his personal ones, but his company's property taxes, and the business tax battles over the years. at least 100 of them. donald trump likes to brag he's made of money. >> i'm really rich. >> i'm much richer. >> i'm much richer than people think. >> reporter: now we're getting a glimpse at just how rich. new filings claimed he raked in more than half a billion dollars last year. without tax returns, which trump refuses to release until after an audit, it's hard to confirm any of it. >> the tax return you learn very, very little. >> reporter: now we're learning more how much trump and his companies pay in property taxes.
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>> i fight very hard to pay as little tax as possible. >> reporter: a new "usa today" networks' exclusive report revealing details about trump's business dealings. >> it's part of his record that he hasn't always taken his tax bills at face value. >> reporter: even as trump boasts about how much he's worth, pointing publicly to his luxury properties, privately his lawyers are working to keep their values low. so trump's tax bill stays low, too. >> i use every single thing in the book. and i have great people. >> reporter: take trump tower. a decades worth of court battles knocked 10% off its tax assessment, savings worth about $3 million. and for his extravagant mar largo florida hotel and manicured golf course, trump says on campaign forms they're each worth more than $50 million. when it comes to the property tax value, mar largo is assessed at $20 million. and that golf course? $14.3. trump is trying to get it knocked down even more, which
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could cut his tax bill by more than 90%, according to "usa today." >> just about every sophisticated, knowledgeable owner of real estate does challenge their taxes on an absolutely regular basis. and it probably is very foolish not to do so. >> reporter: it's a common practice. most companies and most individuals want to keep their tax bills to a minimum. the new report also finds local and state governments have taken trump to court repeatedly to collect tax debts. something trump's team also says is fairly common. >> i pay as little as possible. >> reporter: taking on the tax man, the billionaire businessman fighting for the white house. this morning, of course, the focus not on taxes, but on the possibility of terror overseas as we've been talking about. and donald trump is already weighing in now, tweeting just a little bit ago, quote, looks like yet another terrorist attack. airplane departed from paris. when will we get tough, smart and vigilant? great hate and sickness.
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matt, savannah? >> and we should mention, hallie, we do not yet know whether this was a terrorist attack. thank you very much. up next, did he explain the controversy away? what happened during mark zuckerbe zuckerberg's face-to-face meeting with conservative leaders. and blake li ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ the new ford escape. life is a sport. we are the utility. be unstoppable.
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glenn beck, dana perino and arthur brooks, among them. it was closed to the media. attendees took to face book afterward to comment about what happened inside. arthur brooks posted we discussed potential solution and strategies to avoid intentional and sub conscious censorship. s.e. cupp posted it went from my perspective, very well. and mark zuckerberg said, in part in his post it doesn't make sense for our mission or business to suppress political content or prevent anyone from seeing what matters most to them. he went on to say i wanted to hear their concerns personally and have an open conversation about how we can build trust. so, obviously, opened the door to that conversation. we'll see if it warrants any changes. facebook has said that they did not deliberately suppress content but they wanted to discuss the situation. >> sounds like a good,
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good thursday morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. mostly sunny skies starting out with comfortable weather. won't be as hot as yesterday. will be cool in some spots. making it up to 72 in the east bay and peninsula. expect mid 70s in the tri-valley. south bay as well as north bay. san francisco topped out at 66 with breezy winds kicking in later today. if you are going to the a's game later at first pitch we'll have temperatures in the lower 60s. mid 50s by the end of the game with winds kicking up, it will feel cool. mostly clear skies. as we go into the weekend, getting ready for showers to move in especially on saturday. let's head to mike. >> hayward across the san mateo bridge, a lot of traffic here. look at your map. that is the relief getting out of the area keeping the san mateo bridge lighter than you
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might expect. traffic break around davies. there is your slower drive. peninsula seeing slowing at 101. crash clearing to the shoulder. left lanes reported having by at least some closure because of a disabled vehicle in the roadway. south bay, northbound routes continue to build. nothing dramatic here. >> thank you very much. happening now, we are following an amber alert issued in the past half hour out of the central valley. it involve as teenage girl and a man the chp says is her boyfriend. the pair may be headed to the bay area we are posting updates on our twitter feed. >> also following developments in today's egyptair crash. getting updates from our international bureau. >> on our facebook page we posted a slide low in the aftermath. warriors getting their mojo
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8:00 now. we've got breaking news this morning. a passenger plane with 66 people on board has been lost over the mediterranean sea. we now know it crashed. >> that's right. officials saying that it crashed -- that's flight 804 -- after it apparently made several abrupt turns and plummeted thousands of feet and vanished from radar. officials just wrapped up a news conference. >> reporter: new details this morning in the experience of flight 804 possibly plane debris off the coast of the greek island of karpathos.
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not far from where the jet last made contact. the plane carrying 56 passengers and 10 crew members and security took off from charles de gaulle airport at 11:09 p.m. paris time and was set to land in cairo four hours later. on the ground families of the poerngs have gathered both in paris and cairo distraught and desperate for news. the civil aviation minister says they have not ruled out terrorists. >> having a terrorist act is higher than the possibility of having a technical issue. >> keir simmons reporting there. >> natalie's here with a top check of the other stories. this morning. >> another plane crash all seven american crew members escaped uninjured after their b 52 bomber came down at a u.s. air force base in guam.
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the pilot aboard in takeoff slammed into the runway with thick smoke from the fuselage. the cause of that crash under investigation. all seven escaped. gay rights groups are applauding the swearing in of eric fanning. he is the first openly gay leader of any military service. fanning had previously served as undersecretary and acting secretary of the air force. a first of its kind study for the drug shrinking jimmy carter's tumors could be the closest thing we have to help melanoma. good morning, doctor. >> good morning. >> this is a key breakthrough because this drug is being credited not only for shrinking melanoma but also preventing it from coming back. is this a sign of possibly a cure for melanoma cancer? >> natalie, i think we're careful not to use the word cure in this instance.
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it is prolonging survival which is huge. that has vastly changed the outlook for patients who are diagnosed with advanced melanoma which is challenging to treat. if we think about the stats from this study, prior to 2011 the median survival was 11 months. what they found in this study was the median survival increased to 24 months and patients were still alive after three years. which are really astonishing numbers. the take home here for people is rather than thinking about cancer or advanced melanoma as that dreaded death sentence, hate to use that word, but rather researchers are saying can we swich our thinking about this that it's perhaps a chronic disease and that people can actually have a good quality of life and extend their survival which is what the study showed. >> and this uses immunotherapy. so it's different. >> and overall and generally it's considered to be much
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better tolerated than traditional chemotherapy. you're exploiting your body's natural immune system. which has cells in it that are able to kill cancer cells. and what certain cancer cells can do is not allow it to do what it's meant to do. and that is to, you know, to kill cancer cells. >> major breakthrough though. >> take the brakes off the immune system. >> thanks so much. professional skateboarder cody davis came within inches of being seriously injured during this stunt in st. cloud, minnesota. after grinding down that rail, hard to look at that. right? he landed though. nearly got hit by that passing car. definitely not something to be trying out there. that's crazy. >> somebody should be in charge of looking for traffic. >> very quick reflexes. >> thank goodness he managed that turn. minor league pitcher made a major league grab when a line
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8:09. let's do some trending items. >> all right. there comes a point in our lives when we realize we're not young anymore. can we agree on that? >> yeah. >> there's a blog that pinpoints the exact age where we start to feel old. before i tell you what it found shall what would you say? what's the age of feeling old? >> physically or mentally? >> just like i'm old now. >> 55. >> oh, wow! >> what would you say? >> 60. >> really? >> i'm saying 43. >> 45. >> 45. >> like 27. >> what? >> which is stupid. it was the dumbest thing ever. >> wow! >> especially at 30. it was like, life's over. over the hill. flowing data, that blog, found the age of 37 or 38 is the exact
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moment when people start feeling that they're older than those around them. they start saying turn down the moos music. can we not go to the loud music? there's a difference between feeling old and being old and physical and mental age. let's do your mental age. 13. >> 31. maybe 30. >> 40 years old. >> yeah. >> i would say 20s. >> yeah. >> i wonder if it's different for women and men because we obviously physically have a different clock ticking sometimes. >> you actually let me get away with calling you 13. >> he's very mature. >> it all brushes by me now. speaking of being young, how about this? when you were a kid did your parents ever tell you those little white lies? >> oh, sure. >> to make you feel better or keep you from doing something? >> sure. >> like do not go swimming until at least 30 minutes after you eat? >> right. >> yeah. >> do not urinate in the pool. it will turn bright red. >> don't cross your eyes.
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>> don't cross your eyes because -- >> it will stick. >> i told my son that the other day. don't tell him it's not true. >> the whole losing your eyesight. how about don't swallow gum. if you do it stays lodged in your stomach for seven years. is it true? >> please say it's not true. because i swallow every single piece. i swallow my gum all the time >> oh, okay. well the american chemical society is now weighing in on this. >> oh, no. >> it says, no, that's false. >> oh, good. >> gum does not stay with you for seven years. the scientists admit -- >> the scientists do admit gum is harder for your body to digest but your body gets rid of it like any other food. >> how did that happen? >> gum tree. >> process of elimination. >> plant a gum tree, right? if your parents had told you those lies and they forgot that,
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they could be suffering from something called unethical amnesia, a term coined by researchers at harvard. we tend to forget the bad things we do. we do this in our brains because we want to think of ourselves as moral people. those little indiscretions will just get in the way of that. >> i think that's absolutely true. >> you remember if you did something really kind of crappy, you would remember that but little -- >> ever be telling someone a story about how great childhood was and then they go, what about when you did that? oh, wow, i forgot all about that. >> like that time i killed a guy? >> that little thing? >> that small bump in a road for you? >> thanks for taking us there. now backlash to something that blake lively said on social media. and jennifer lopez calls out hollywood's double standard. tamron, pop start. >> okay, blake lively has been a standout on the red carpet in
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cannes. it has been stand out. she's getting attention not for something she wore but something she said on social media. she posted this split screen photo of herself from the front and behind. l.a. face with a oakland booty. that's a lyric from "baby got back" but now some are saying oakland booty refers to a woman of color. so far, no response from blake. this is so strange. you're like saying only white girls can say baby got back but then after that, you can't say the rest of the lyrics. that seems so strange to me. some people get offended by all thing. i wasn't offended by it. jennifer lopez, star of "shades of blue" is among the seven tv actresses featured in the latest issue of "hollywood reporter." they participated in a round table interview. during the discussion, jennifer talked about the one word she refuses to be called. >> i did get a moniker of being
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called a diva. i didn't feel i deserved it, never did deserve, because i've always been a hard worker and being on time and professional. to get that label -- >> you care about something enough -- >> i felt crippled sometimes to voice my opinions. >> jennifer taking a stand against that word, diva, saying she feels the need to be better behaved than male colleagues because of hollywood's double standard. i think people would say even outside of hollywood, there's a double standard as well. and, finally, kate beckinsale have a 17-year-old daughter. her name is lily. check out this split screen of kate that she posted on instagram on the left, picture from 1999, when lily was just born on the right, kate and michael and a teenage lily re-creating that photo. her caption, always a baby to me
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#lily. matt and al, you guys have growing kids as well. do a split skroen and make yourselves cry. >> i have to do that. thank you. let us get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by disney's "alice through the looking glass," in theaters and imax 3d may 27th. >> if you're on the eastern seaboard in the southeast for this weekend, not the best we're looking at. watching this low pressure system develop. this coastal low from the carolinas. so, rain from the south into the northeast on saturday. so, for the running of the preakness, it is going to be a mess. sunday, it pulls away. showers finally start to come to an end but not for new england. it is going to be a little bit of a messy weekend. in fact, the weekend outlook shapes up like this. sunshine tomorrow in the northeast. look for rain in the pacific northwest. sunshine through the southwest. then on saturday, as we mentioned, just a mess along the eastern seaboard.
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wet weather in the pacific northwest. sunshine everywhere else from the plains and the gulf coast. sunday, sunday, we're looking at showers in the northeast and sunshine through the southwest. i should say southeast. and the southwest is loo >> we're in for a beautiful day across the bay area. even though we start off with some clouds across the south bay. we can see them from the vantage point, from mount hamilton. 62 degrees in palo alto and highs today reaching the low to mid 70s for the south bay. in the peninsula, anywhere from 63 disagrees at half moon bay to 70 degrees in palo alto and san francisco. in the mid 60s today, some 70s for the north bay, even up to 81 in fairfield. concord, 76 degrees along with 76 in pleasanton. >> that's your latest weather. matt? >> al, thank you very much. to a "today" exclusive, ron goldman's father, fred, speaking out about new rell invasions
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from simpson's dream team members. >> reporter: fred goldman is no longer surprised by the ongoing interest in the case. >> not guilty of the crime of murder. >> reporter: including the popular fx miniseries, "the people versus o.j. simpson," which he actually watched. >> i think they took a great deal of creative license. >> reporter: goldman also caught megyn kelly's interview on fox with dream team attorney robert shapiro who shared a bombshell theory. >> i think it's pretty clear that it was within reasonable, medical probability that more than one knife was used. there is a strong possibility that more than one person was involved. >> reporter: shapiro didn't elaborate on who that might be, saying there's a strong possibility the killer has never faced trial. goldman doesn't buy it. >> he knows full well there wasn't one single shred of evidence that pointed to anyone else.
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not a second person. not a different person. >> reporter: shapiro also opening up about his idea to have simpson try on the infamous glove on court after trying it on himself. that defining moment led to this memorable moment. >> if it doesn't fit, you must acquit. >> reporter: to this day, goldman believes the glove did not tell the full story. >> he was holding the glove and yanking and pulling his hand and pushing his hand all at the same time with no real effort to pull the glove on. >> reporter: shapiro is also generating headlines with his somewhat mysterious statement about legal justice versus moral justice. >> i felt legal justice was done. as far as moral justice, i haven't discussed it with anyone, including my wife. >> in terms of morality, i don't think there was one single defense attorney in that group that had a moral bone in their body. >> reporter: with two documentaries about the o.j. case still on the horizon,
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goldman says to some degree he has just learned to accept this renewed attention. >> there's not much else we can do. at times it's laughable and sad at the very same time. >> that was nbc's joe friar reporting. goldman also says he does not believe prosecutors blew that case. his biggest frustration with all the recent attention, he wishes more time would be spent on the victims and not just o.j. simpson and the attorneys. >> understandable. we move on now and turn to a new series we're calling "family business." it's all about well-known people from all walks of life and their kids, who are following in their footsteps. jenna bush hager has our first installment. >> i must admit i grew up in dallas, following the home team, even naming my cat cowboy. he was a cute cat. but i recently caught up with the man behind america's team, jerry jones, and his daughter, charlotte, who has helped him build the most lucrative team in the nfl. jerry jones is the owner of america's team, the dallas
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cowboys. the most lucrative sports franchise in the world. his daughter, shar locharlotte anderson works alongside him, the most powerful female in the nfl. what is it like to be the highest ranking woman in football? >> it's inspiring to hear that, but all i really want to do is make my parents proud, so that's great. >> well, charlotte, now don't get this one going emotional here. >> she made you proud? >> she's a great face for our game in the nfl and, yes, i'm proud of her. >> it makes you a little teary. >> i knew i was going to have some problems this morning. >> when jerry jones bought the cowboys in 1989, the team was in dire financial straits. charlotte was a recent graduate of stanford and work iing on capitol hill. >> he called me while i was in d.c. and said, you know, by any chance do you know what biker shorts are? i said, why do you need to know
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about biker shorts? he said there's a line of women lined up outside my office that think i'm going to change their iconic uniform of hot pants. can you come help me out? so i came down to dallas for that weekend. while i was there, he asked me to stay. and i looked at him and said why do you want me to stay? i don't know anything about running a football business and he said that's okay. neither do i. he said all i need is someone around me that i can trust. >> today, charlotte is a married mother of three children and she is still by her dad's side. together, they have managed to turn the once faltering franchise into a business worth an estimated $4 billion. they call it the house that jerry built but it's really the house that the joneses built? >> yes. yes. and it's not an exaggeration. it's not a convenient thing to say. early on, i took a lot of criticism when i bought the cowboys. we made a lot of changes. but i had some people that had a little affinity for me and said
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let me give you some advice. when you go out, when you talk, you need to have your wife or daughter standing nearby. they'll ease it up for you a little bit and do a little goodwill for you. >> 27 years later, he is still considered one of the most controversial nfl owners. firsthands-on approach. your dad is one of the most infamous men in all of sports. he will have this great legacy. and that comes with criticism. i wonder how you feel when you hear your dad portrayed in a way that's not positive. >> you know, i mean, i hate it. and what is so amazing to me is his optimism. usually, when something is really challenging and difficult and critical then, you know, i'll reach out to maybe comfort. and he's right there back going, why are you worried about me? i'm the luckiest man in the world. i get to run the dallas cowboys. >> before i left this father/daughter dynamic duo, i had some burning questions for them. >> what will you never
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understand about your daughter's generation? >> that's easy. >> well -- >> technology. i noticed. i was going to say. >> that says it right there. >> what's one thing you can never agree on? >> that's easy, too. i've been fired twice over budget issues and it's because i didn't spend enough. it didn't last long. >> let me clear this up. >> how did that firing go? >> here is the way you do it when it's charlotte and your daughter. charlotte, am i going to have to get somebody else to do this for me? >> what's the most important lesson you've ever learned from your family? >> as it would always go, loyalty. and it's not something that's talked about every day. it's just that you know it's there. troy aikman one time threw a ball in the super bowl and didn't even look. and they said how could you have done that? you didn't even look. and he said, i knew he was there. he's always there. so, that's a big edge. >> and that's how you feel about
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this girl? >> yes. yes. >> it was so good to see a side of jerry jones that most people don't. i think he is a softy at heart. and big news, cowboy fans, shar loet jon charlotte jones anderson is working on a new building, $1 billion development set to open in august. >> they don't do things small around there. >> not at all. >> you've seen cowboys stadium. weren't you there when it opened up? >> yes. >> just the jumbo tron. >> that was actually my first day on the show. >> was it really? >> yes. i have a picture of it in my home, hanging on my parents wall ♪ so glad we had this time country music dynasty, hank williams jr. and holly about carrying on their family tradition. >> did you get hank to cry? >> not as much as jerry.
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we'll send it over to tamron. >> as you know, we are kicking off our city concert series tomorrow on the plaza with a big show from puff daddy & the family. we're especially excited to say this year the fan experience will be bigger, better. because we're working with apple music, shazaam and entertainment weekly. we have a special "today" show page where you'll find the albums from all of our concert series. it's free to try out. you can start listening to our lineup today. and while listening to our concerts all summer long, you can actually open the shazaam app and open content from each and every performer. with all these great shows coming to our plaza, we're working with entertainment weekly to bring you backstage digital extras each week. head to today.com to find out how you can follow along this summer. and get ready to enjoy some great music and so much more as
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we kick things off tomorrow. puff daddy & the family tomorrow i'm ... y," guys. ==vo== our breaking news: the chp has called off an amber alert issued within the good thursday morning at 8:06. i'm sam brock. the chp has called off an amber alert. that's because the victim to be found safe. the authorities are still looking for that man, identified as 22-year-old alex quinones. earlier he kidnapped his 15-year-old girlfriend. within the past 20 minutes they tweeted out a photo of the suspect's car abandoned. the girl was located at a nearby shopping center. her boyfriend the suspected kidnapper is still at large. we'll continue to bring you updates. both sides of the bay are buzzling this morning.
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mike, you have our traffic report here. >> that's right. we're talking about the peninsula side, jammed southbound 101. this is at university. this is the worst through redwood city, and really jammed up on the northbound side. it has cleared from the roadway. south bay, gentle northbound bound. continuing through silicon valley. we see recovery, but look at how slow it is 880 and the earlier incident was slowed through there. and sam, the bay bridge, metering lights are on. that's standard. back to you. >> we see that every morning. thank you, mike. that does it for us right now. more updates in 30 minutes.
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♪ we're back now, 8:30 on this thursday morning. it's the 19th day of may, 2016. we have a big, big crowd out on the plaza. wow! >> we got a screamer. we got a screamer. >> we have an issue. >> wow! happy birthday. happy birthday. >> oh, my goodness! >> nice to have you here. >> somebody set off a car alarm. >> oh, my goodness! >> she's so cute. >> anyway, you think it's crazy
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here now, 24 hours from now, it will be even wilder when puff dad ddy and the family kick off our concert series. >> we have big superstars here, the man, the myth, the legend, blake shelton. we'll sit down for a chat and he will perform his newest hit. >> love him. plus we have a lot to talk about with john legend, his music, his marriage to model chrissy tiegen. life as a new dad. what else? >> driving force behind a new off-broadway show. >> that's right. and david schwimmer is opening up on his new dramatic role and we'll get his take on the o.j. miniseries everyone is still talking about. >> like that hat. check of the weather? >> you betcha. wet in the southeast. texas again, slight risk of strong storms in southern texas. more wet weather in the pacific northwest. then for tomorrow, we've got that slight risk moving into the
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eastern gulf coast, wet weather in the midatlantic states, ohio river valley, pacific northwest. windy conditions in the southwest, gorgeous in the plains. and, as you look, the preakness. that's right. it is going to be a muddy track, my friends, for the 13 st running there. more wet weather. chance of showers. 57 degrees. coverage beginning on nbc sports starting at 4:00. >> we'll have a much nicer day across the bayary, with comfortable temperatures. and it's now 58 degrees in the east bay. 59 in the south bay. as we go into this afternoon, reaching the mid 70s for parts of the north bay as well as the south bay and the tri-valley. east bay today up to 72 degrees, 70 in the peninsula. san francisco, we'll start to see some clearing with some breezy winds and a high of 66 degrees. we're also looking forward to some showers that will be here in time for saturday. we'll keep you up to date on that.
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>> any time you need it go to weather channel on cable, weather.com online. oh, tamron? >> announcer: this portion of "today" is brought to you by walgreens. get your red nose today only at walgreens, to help kids in need. >> we're just one week away from red nose day, a day to have fun while raising money to help lift kids out of poverty all over the world. last year, matt led us on the tour de red nose cycling, 126 miles to raise awareness for the cause. our goal is to cycle 10,000 miles with our friends at soul cycle and hopefully all of you. next thursday live on our plaza, you can ride with us, or at any number of local soul cycles around the country. head to today.com to sign up. and, starting today, you can also donate $10 to the cause. pull out your phone and text key word "today" to 80077. hurry up. time is running out to get your
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red nose at walgreens. you'll be all set if you get one to watch the red nose day prime time special airing thursday here on nbc. i paused because i had to put on my nose. you need your nose. >> yeah. >> get your nose before they run out. matt? >> my rash is just clearing up from last year. >> don't say that. >> don't remind me of that. thank you. david schwimmer and the cast of tv's hit show "friends" ruled the airwaves before they said good-bye to those famous roles in 2004. he recently starred as robert kardashian in the popular fx series "the people versus o.j. simpson." now he has a brand new series called "feed the beast." he plays a single father, trying to get his life in order just as his best friend is getting out of jail. >> how are you doing, man? are you okay? >> t.j., you remember dion?
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>> look at you, huh? what's up, t-bone? >> all right. come on. >> a little baggage there that we'll try to explain. david, good to see you. how have you been? >> good. how are you? >> i'm doing great. nice to see you. >> nice to see you again. >> this is -- dark is maybe -- is that too strong of a word? >> it's a drama with, i guess, dark humor. and a lot of food and wine as well. >> yeah. your character is going through a really tough time. he has lost his wife in a tragic accident. he has this young son. >> yeah. my son hasn't spoken since he saw his mother killed in a hit and run. so it's been a year since he has spoken and i'm trying to manage as a single father and i'm also -- my best friend, jim
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sturgis gets out of prison, and we decide to follow that dream of opening a restaurant in the bronx together. >> you think no, no, no, this is not a good partnership. these two have so many issues they're dealing with. except in a strange way they both need each other to get their lives back on track. >> that's exactly right. they're both broken people and struggling and they really are the only family they have left to each other. they've been childhood friends. they have to borrow a lot of money from some very bad people. >> i was going to say, i haven't even gotten to the mob part yet. >> right. >> it's complicated. one thing that struck me as i was watching this, it is dark t does deal with serious issues, but there's also humor in it. i've always found that kind of dark humor is harder to pull off than sitcom humor. >> yeah. the tone of the show is tricky. because you've got to create characters that people feel are credible and believable.
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and so because these characters are coming from a place of tragedy, the humor -- you know, some of the greatest jokes come from the darkest times we're in. i think it's a defense mechanism mainly that survival -- we have to make fun of our situation because it's so, so ridiculously tragic. >> last few times you've been here, you have been talking about dramas. i'm curious, is this something you're consciously deciding to do or are these just the roles that seem to be presenting themselves to you? >> yeah. it's not any kind of conscious decision. i was offered the car dakardash role on the o.j. thing. i always wanted to work with ryan murphy. that just seemed like, yeah, let's do that. this came up right after that. i was like, wow, this is another great character. and i thought the show, which is created by clyde phillips, of "dexter" and "nurse jackie," i thought this is a great show. >> when you decided to play rob kardashian on the o.j. series,
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did you think it would reopen so many intense conversations, or did you just see it as a role? >> no. that was my hope, actually, that it would somehow contribute to the conversations we're having in the country, over the last two years at least and, hopefully, frame the conversation in a way to look at these events 20 years later and for us to ask ourselves, has anything changed in 20 years in terms of the prejudice in this country and how tough it is for -- in terms of the legal system if you're of a certain class. it's much harder to get the verdict you deserve, perhaps. >> so nice for me to see about you, you told me you took some time off, got married, had a child, who is now 5. when you decided to get back to work, work found you in a big hurry. that's a good thing. >> it was a nice coincidence.
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>> not a coincidence. well deserved. >> thank you. >> david, good to see you. >> thanks. good to see you, matt. >> "feed the beast" premieres sunday june 5th. john legend, navigating parenting with his wife, chrissy
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8:41. john legend has 10 grammys, golden globe and is a new dad. >> "turn me loose" based off 1960's comic genius. good morning. >> good morning. good to see you. >> gregory is legendary not just for his comedic skills but activism. >> yes. >> and social side. i assume you wanted to capture all of that. >> it captures all of it, stars joe morgan of "scandal" fame,
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and has done all these wonderful things in theater, television and film. he is doing everything in the show and really showing how funny he was, but also what an interesting life he has lived. >> and just in case people are watching this who are too young to have ever had a chance to see him, richard pryor, one of the funniest comedians ever, said he was the first and the best. >> yes. they all look at dick gregory as someone whose footsteps they're walking in now. great comedian. he said some things that were so bold at the time, in settings that weren't always so friendly. >> made white america laugh almost uncomfortably. >> uncomfortable laugh, yeah. it made people think about the issues that were going on in that day. and if you look at the humor that -- and the things he talked about back then, it's funny how relevant it all is now still. >> he is in his 80s.
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>> yes. >> is he giving you his stamp of approval? >> he will be at the show tonight. we're excited to have him there. >> extra butterfly. >> looking at you, why do you look so well rested? >> your great makeup team downstairs. >> brand new dad, prowing this show. how is luna doing? >> she is doing well. we're just adjusting. we're not the first to do it. your body just figures it out and we're having a great time. >> no shock here, she's an absolute beauty. she's so cute. we followed a little bit recently, little controversy on social media. >> yes. >> because you guys went out a couple of weeks after she was born and some people were saying why aren't you home with the baby. >> yes. >> you really stuck up for your wife. >> sure. >> and made a point at same time. why are women getting bashed? if you're going to bash anyone, bash me, too. >> i was saying we're going out together and if you're saying she's a terrible parent for leaving the child at home, which she's not, obviously -- but if you're going to say it to her, say it to me, too.
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but, you know, every once in a while while, you have to take care of yourselves as a couple. we have chrissy's mom at home, great baby nurse and luna is in good hands when we do get a chance to leave the house. >> sticking up for your wife always makes the trip home better. >> you never lose doing that. >> congratulations on everything. >> congrats and our love to chrissy and luna. up next, country star blake shelton is here. but first this is "today" on
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>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. blake shelton is on fire these days. he was recently nominated for two cmts for his hit song "sangria." his duet on "the voice" with gwen stefani drew a lot of attention and his new album is
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being released tomorrow. how are you doing? >> how are you doing, buddy? >> i'm good. you don't call. you don't write. >> i do but you gave me a fake number, i think. >> "if i'm honest" which sounds like the beginning of a sentence. if i'm honest -- >> i've always been known for incomplete sentences. i wanted to be a representative of like the last year of my life. i was even talking about stupid stuff like how many moons are there in a year? he was like, man, just say you're being honest about what happened in the last year. that's how we came up with that album title. it's been fun. i mean, i feel like i'm doing what i'm supposed to do as a country artist, which is sing about my experiences. and so that's basically what the entire album is. >> you're supposed to pour your heart out. and you do. you really do. >> i figure since everybody else
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is kind of cashing in on my life, i might as well, too. so, that's what the record is. >> i guess it's not too obvious what we're talking about, gwen stefani and you will be singing at the billboard music awards coming up. you did that duet on "the voice" which was a little hot, h-o-t. >> the reaction to it has been crazy. we wrote that song -- i started it just to impress her, to be honest with you. i sent it to her half done. and she wrote the next verse and sent it back to me. so it was like, hey, we got a song together. that's kind of cool. i played it for my sister and my mom and a few people and they were like, my god, i love that song. so i decided to put it on the record. now this crazy stuff just started happening. the billboard is coming up. it's nuts. >> there's just all kind of chemistry going on.
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musical chemistry, chemistry chemistry. it's exciting. is it weird, though, that everybody feels like they're in on it and rooting for your romance and all that? >> it's a little weird. but i get it. it's such a -- look, i mean, we could not be on paper any more different. i mean, i'm a country singer and she's a skull, rock, pop, whatever it is. you know, it's just an odd idea. but, man, it's a lot of fun. i've got to be honest about that. >> you have a lot going on. you have a song on the new "angry bird" sound track and have a part. >> yeah. >> would you become an actor? this is so exciting. >> you would be good at that. have you ever done -- >> no. go ahead, tell me more. >> you would be good, because your personality comes out. i got this offer to write the song for the "angry birds" movie and sing it. and in the meeting, the original meeting we had with john cohen had drawn this character, a pig that i would be playing and they had drawn my tattoo on the pig's arm.
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and they said, man, we'll give you some lines, too. so i was so excited about it. and now i finally got to go to the premiere and see the movie. i'm not just saying this. it's one of my favorite -- it's one of my favorite movies i've ever seen. they did an incredible job with the writing of it. i still don't understand how they do this animation, by the way. i'm so old fashioned. i'm like, man, it looks real. look at that. how do they do that? >> it's pretty exciting. >> come a long way since gumby. >> it has, indeed. you're going to sing for us now, right? >> yes. i can't wait. we're ready. >> you go get set and i'll remind everybody -- >> i'll just be over here singing. >> i'll be over here, promoting "the voice." catch it monday nights 8:00, 7:00 central on nbc. his new al album "if i'm honest" comes out tomorrow. first new single "came here to forget." blake, over to you.
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♪ ♪ you're getting over him i'm getting over her the ayes have it babe ain't got to say a word misery loves company that's why it's you and me buying each other drinks back in the bar thick as thieves ♪ ♪ stealing these little sips doing our best to make the best of the worst of it ♪ ♪ keep playing them songs keep singing along keep leaning it on in closer keep salting the rim getting even with her and with him before the night is over ♪ ♪ the first kiss was like a colorado hit we better keep on keeping it lit
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till we can't remember can't remember what we came here to forget ♪ ♪ go ahead and check your phone like i've been checking mine nobody's ex texting for a rewind looks like it's just me and you fall in love just enough to get us through what we're getting through ♪ ♪ keep playing them songs keep singing along keep leaning it on in closer keep salting the rim getting even with her and with him before the night is over ♪ ♪ that first kiss was like a colorado hit we better keep on keeping it lit till we can't remember can't remember what we came here to forget ♪ ♪ we came in to forget
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♪ looks like it's just me and you fall in love just enough to get us through what we're getting through ♪ ♪ keep playing them songs keep singing along keep leaning it on in closer keep salting the rim getting even with her and with him before the night is over that first kiss was like a colorado hit we better keep on keeping it lit till we can't remember can't remember what we came here to forget ♪ ♪ what we came here to forget what we came here to forget ♪
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♪ baby baby that's what we came here to forget ♪ ♪ >> blake shelton, thank you so much. the new album is "if i'm honest." >> will you be all right? >> i don't know. i don't know. i'm going to need some time. >> he has potential, this guy. >> we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. i need a commercial break.
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>> what do you guys have coming up? >> one of our favorites. >> and john legend is sticking around as well. >> and all the summer festivals that are about to happen. >> i'll show you where you can stay if you go ti'm ... ==topvo== the debate begins today .. on a new wave of gun control laws for the state of good morning, 8:56. i'm sam brock. the debate begins today on a new wave of gun control laws for the state of california. state senators are going to consider sweeping new measures to limit the sale of guns. one of which would outlaw sales of certain kinds of assault rifles. those rifles have detachable ammunition magazines known as bullet buttons. now, there's speculation that lawmakers are taking up that issue now to stave off a
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november ballot measure being pushed by lieutenant governor gavin newsom. it would push for tighter gun restrictions. happening right now, reaction from both sides and we'll get a live update on the midday newscast at 11:00. in the mean time, always look for posts from steph in our twitter feed. as if taking a.p. exams wasn't taking stressful enough, you don't want to go back to that place in your life, well, dozens have to retake the test. it's a deal break their the principal is taking some heap for. the technicality that invalidated the tests. donald trump is making some new enemies right here in the bay area. oakland has its own ax to grind after a recent interview. you can link to the simple statement from trump that sparked that outrage.
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this morning on "today's take," john lenl end, grammy and oscar award winning artist opens up about his new baby. and our buddy, josh gad, more animated than ever in the new movie "angry birds." all that and more, cong up right now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today." it's thursday, may 19th, 2016. i'm willie, alongside tamron, natalie and al. all morning we've been following the developing story of an egyptian passenger plane traveling from paris to cairo, lost over the mediterranean sea.
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officials say it disappeared suddenly from radar while cruising at 37,000 feet. let's get the very latest right now. >> reporter: hey, willie, good morning. let hee just bring you up-to-date with the latest that we have heard in the past hour or so. a greek army commander, telling nbc news that two objects that have been found in the area of the mediterranean do appear to be a metallic object and an orange life jacket from an airplane. meanwhile two u.s. intelligence officials have told nbc news there was nothing finite, nothing specific in the chatter about upcoming attack on aviation. there is nothing out there, this official says, to confirm foul play, the officials say. now, this aircraft -- i can't hear you guys any longer, but i'll just keep telling you, this aircraft was flying from here across the mediterranean through
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greek air space and was half an hour away from landing in cairo when it simply disappeared. what we know so far, 56 passengers, 10 crew members on board. it lost contact at 2:45 am cairo time. it disappeared 10 miles inside egyptian air space. the altitude was last measured at 37,000 feet. now, as i mentioned, there are families inside this hotel here at charles de gaulle airport who are waiting for news. we've been watching french officials arrive and debrief them because, plainly, they will want to be sure they have information before anybody else, before that information is released. that is the crucial thing. while we, everywhere, want to know what happened, what caused this, whether it was some kind of mechanical failure, whether
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it was something terrorism related and that would, of course, raise crucial questions, it is no more important for anyone than the people sitting inside this hotel behind me. >> all right. thank you so much. there will be an investigation that goes on and on into this. right now, 66 people have lost their lives. and their families are experiencing the worst moment of their lives. so, we're thinking about them right now. >> heartbreaking. >> absolutely. something that might bring a smile -- i think it will bring a smile to your face. et moment at a junior high school in northbrook, illinois. a student was recovering from a kidney transplant and her friends -- specifically, her bandmates -- decided to bring the party to the family's home. they set up the entire concert right in front of the family's lawn. >> amazing. >> eighth grader emily erickson. she's a flutist at the northbrook junior high wind ensemble. she was in the hospital,
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recovering for six weeks after guesting a kidney from her mom. she was feeling so well, she was able to join in. >> oh, that's her. >> that's great. >> how sweet is that? that's how you know band kids rule. >> they do. they do. i was a flutist myself. >> were you really? >> i was, too. >> you were? >> not very good, though, because i was in a military school here in manhattan. i couldn't march and play at the same time. >> that's a hard thing to do. >> i had a hard time with that, too. >> i whistled basically. >> you two have the flute. i have the clarinet. what have you got? >> drum. >> no. i played the trumpet. you had to play an instrument, up until like the third grade. >> we need to rehearse a little number. >> no. >> no. >> nobody wants to hear that. >> i didn't say it was going to be good. >> it would be a disaster. >> but a little number. >> can you still play the clarinet? >> i doubt -- i'm sure i can't. >> i can probably still eek out rocco polko. that was like one of the flute numbers. >> we're working on our concert. meanwhile they can do it for real. >> very cool. >> so sweet. the folks at google just
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announced a whole bunch of different things, including this one which i'm not so -- duo. it's called duo. new video calling app that allows you to see who is calling you before you answer. it's a feature called knock knock. it shows you a live video feed of the person calling before you pick up. >> so you can't ignore their call? >> theoretically. >> theoretically. >> you can, because they don't know you can see them. >> right. >> it's like video caller i.d. >> it's like face time except they -- you got a live feed of them so that that will entice you more to pick up the phone. >> or not entice you. >> it's a live feed of yourself, right? >> live feed of the person calling. >> trying to entice that person to pick up their phone. >> willie is calling me. there's a live feed of willie on my phone. >> what's willie doing on the other side? >> whatever he wants. >> whatever willie does. >> that's helps his decision, does he pick up or not pick up? maybe have a little fun with it. like you're trying to entice the person to pick up because maybe they don't usually answer your call. >> if you're calling your husband and your husband is busy doing something and all of a sudden you start taking off
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clothing? >> oh. >> she went there. i wasn't even thinking that. >> dark natalie. >> dark natalie. >> we were talng about this >> before -- >> right. >> -- the program. and i gave natalie that example. she said oh, nice. and then she goes and uses it. >> i knew you would bring it up. i did your dirty work for you, al. dark natalie. >> what if you have accidentally dialed the wrong number? >> oh. >> and then you go into your -- >> butt dial somebody. >> entice someone -- >> that you're not expecting. >> -- intending to call. >> they'll certainly pick up. >> you do that to work. >> you have to turn the feature on, though, right? it has to be activated. >> both people have to be on the feature? >> would it actually entice you to pick -- >> no. >> no. >> if i'm going to send you to voice mail, whether i see you or not i'm sending you to voice mail. >> i love it because someone keeps calling me and i don't know the number. they keep trying to face time me but i won't answer because i don't know who it is. >> i like face timing only with my kids. anyone else face timing me i'm
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like, don't even. that's weird. >> that's what adam, our producer, was saying. who tries to face time -- >> adam tries to face time all the time. it's creepy. >> that's what this was about, adam? >> every time al calls i normally send him straight to voice mail. if i saw what he was doing on the other end, eh -- >> really? >> no, i would still send him to voice mail. >> it's not available to download yet. it's designed to work with android and apple. should be ready for the summer just in time for you to show off your beach bod. >> ooh! >> something on your mind. >> something dangerous about it. >> less dangerous is something you've got. >> who doesn't love a good chicken parm. right? a bit of a healthier version. we'll see if you like it just the same, willie. but this is courtesy -- >> bring us food. >> i love to shop in my neighborhood. you get inspiration and ideas from just going to your local deli or local -- hoboken is known for its muzz or
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mozzarella. we call it muzz. the chicken parm is baked, not fried. >> the chicken parm looks -- >> eggplant in there? >> there's eggplant in there, too. it gives it -- sneaks the vegetables into the kid. >> best surprise we've had in years. >> i thought you would like it. mozzarella. if you go on to our website today.com they'll show you a little behind the scenes of how they make the mozzarella. they make it fresh every day. they pull the mozzarella and really work it into the balls. >> that's in the boke? in hoboken? >> in the boke. have you spent some time there, willie? >> yes, i have. >> you would never leave. >> i have. >> get some muzz in the boke. i'll show you how to make it on our website. check it out. it's healthy but you wouldn't know it. >> i'm going to do a little weather here. i'm not getting up from this. >> from the chicken parm. >> let's show you what we've got going on. we are watching more severe weather. texas has just -- from dallas all the way down to laredo, del rio, more heavy showers and thunderstorms.
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and it won't stop. it's going to continue today from oklahoma city all the way down to corpus christi. houston will be under it. flash flood watches for 13 million people in texas. this is through today. tomorrow it continues, pushes on through into the gulf coast and into florida, parts of atlanta. there's going to be a big problem as far as air travel is concerned on friday. look at the rainfall. we're talking about four to five more inches of rain locally from brownsville all the way to new orleans. and through saturday, it makes its way into the southeast as well. >> i was talking to corrigan. >> oh, i'm sorry. looking at wet weather for the preakness as well. it is going to be a mess through saturday from the gulf coast all the way into the midatlantic states. that's what's going on around the country. test. the skies are clearing all across the bay area. here's a look at mt. hamilton. we're starting to get breaks in the clouds now. a mix of sun and clouds with a lot of sunshine for many spots
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and warming up into the low 6 ohs for palo alto and 60s elsewhere. much more comfortable than the weather we've had the last couple of days. upper 60s to low 70s. 65 in san francisco. 75 in santa rosa and 76 today in concord. >> that is your latest weather. >> you know who is a big fan of the chicken parm? >> well, i have a sense. >> one of our favorites around here. >> he's eating ice cream. >> what are you eating, ice cream? that's not the breakfast of champion. >> dessert first. >> give me a second. i'll work my way up to that. i go backwards. >> our pal, josh. >> give me some of that. >> need more ice cream. >> oh, my gosh! >> oh! >> it was up until that moment, josh. >> like "the lady and the tramp." >> one of the voices of "angry birds," mr. josh gad, is coming up. >> don't you love him? >> after these messages. >> we love you. "angry birds." after these messages. ♪
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this guy over this guy over here, josh gad, one of our favorite guests. >> love him. >> if you have an 8-year-old daughter, as i do, his voice haunts your dreams from the hundreds of viewings of the animated movie "frozen" where he plays the snowman, olaf. >> the loveable snowman. now in the animated adventure, "angry birds," he plays chuck, a bird who talks faster than he thinks. he joins the movie's hero, red, on a journey to find the mighty eagle. >> if there is a mighty eagle, how come we don't ever hear his battle cry? >> i don't know. >> maybe we have. >> whoa! >> what would a mighty eagle battle cry sound like? i think i have an idea. maybe something like -- [ screeching ] >> no. i bet it's more like ca-caw, ca-caw. >> no. i'm thinking maybe it's a little more subtle, maybe just a little more majestic, like --
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[ screeching ] >> can you still do that sound, josh? >> i can, with a little bit more chicken parm in my stomach. >> oh, well. >> i'm really excited about this movie. it's the spotlight of its generation. we're really excited. >> spotlight of my kids' generation. >> that's right. >> in between revenant and spotlight. >> you get mauled by a bear? >> i don't twoont give away the ending. >> or a pig. a pig. >> yes. >> so, chuck -- is chuck really angry, or is he just hanging out with red, the angry bird? >> you know, chuck is angry in a different way. he's sort of cynical. he has been there, seen it, done it. kind of like yourself, al. >> well, thank you. >> yeah. i see you're always cynical about the weather. maybe it will snow today, maybe it won't. i don't know. so, he's like a motor mouth. he just can't stop himself. >> and he talks before he
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thinks? >> he talks before he thinks, yeah. and that gets him into trouble more often than not, like myself. >> as i watch that clip i'm picturing you in the audio booth just screaming at the top of your lungs. >> oh, yeah. >> what's that experience like now that you're a veteran of all these "frozen" and animated movies? >> i'm still an idiot when i do it. i'll be there and i'm like, i guess i'm going to have to go for it. i'll take a sip of coffee and all of a sudden i'll be -- [ screeching ] >> there's the sound we're going for. >> behind the booth they'll be like, we didn't really think you would do that. we kind of wrote thats a punk thing to do. so, yeah. it's fun, though. i enjoy this stuff so much. i get to share it with my daughters, who are 5 and 2. >> that's got to be fun. >> you're the cool dad. >> it's so cool. we do a double feature of the "today" show in the morning with them, then my movie. >> yeah, yeah. >> good part for you is, unlike willie and i, who were in "kung
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fu panda 3" and brought our families and our families were like, were you in that? >> it was tough. my daughter brought 20 of her friends to the premiere so they were like, were you in that? we screamed once but we were in the credits. >> did she think you were black jack's character? >> i sold it that way. you know. >> the panda. >> you're in the movie. we know you're in the movie. >> actually, there's something i want to admit to. that's not really me. i have a voice double who does all my own -- >> confession. >> after "frozen" i put in my contract. i don't want to do the work. i just want to get the credit. >> between "angry birds" and "frozen," you may not be able to walk outside again. >> they're both animated so that helps. i don't really look like a yellow bird. >> you don't look like a snowman either. >> this is my man flesh. >> you are going to be -- >> "beauty and the beast." >> i am. >> which is perfect.
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>> special character. >> so much fun. that was one of my favorite movies growing up. being able to do those songs and re-create that world. i'm just so excited. i think it's going to be pretty amazing. >> can you give us a little taste? have you -- >> sure. do you guys have the film on dvd? i'll put it in and just show you what it looks like and then -- >> we can -- fed you some chicken parm. just give us something. >> what do you want? do you want me to sing a note then? >> yes, you must sing. >> are you ready? are you ready? >> go. ♪ no one the rest you'll have to see next spring. >> love it. >> that's a tease. is that a teaser or what? >> by the way, that's not a tease of the film. it's me on the "today" show singing those two notes. >> back a little bit. >> you have the best voice. >> oh, you're so sweet. >> not just this character but you bring it in song. >> not this character. >> i had this argument with john legend downstairs. >> who's better? >> who's better? >> no. i said i'm better.
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there's no argument. >> done and done. >> people call me a jewish john legend all the time. >> wow. yeah. >> we'll let him say -- we'll talk to him and see how he feels about that. >> people say he's the black josh gad. >> is that what -- >> black josh gad, yeah. >> they say he's the nonjewish josh gad. >> we're having so much fun. we'll have more fun with josh and john legend coming up after this. you don't want to go away. >> i love it. >> we're going to have a sing-off. >> you're going down. >> let's do it. >> what are you going to sing? dramatic transformation without the need for fillers. your concert tee might show your age... your skin never will. olay regenerist, olay. ageless. and try the micro-sculpting cream you love now with lightweight spf 30.
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we're back with one of the stars of "angry birds," josh gad. >> the star. >> the star. willie and i are actually in it, but -- we're going to play a game, famous songs about birds. chirp in by blowing your bird whistles. >> weird bird whistles that have water in it. >> song number one. ♪ >> free bird. free bird. >> i was born in 19 81. i don't know that song. >> oh! >> boo-yah. >> song number two. ♪ >> oh. >> oh. it's by natalie and it's called the following. >> what are you, a human shazam.
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>> i'm like a bird. fly like a bird. >> how do you know that? >> i'm like a bird. >> by nelly fratato. >> that's what i meant. >> i think you should get that wrong. >> i give it to willie. >> stop whining. >> next. >> shazam. >> yes? ♪ >> josh? >> you know i'm bad. michael jackson. >> no. >> david bowie? >> nothing to do with birds. >> one more. ♪ >> oh! >> again? >> mockingbird. >> this is ridiculous. >> willie should be -- >> up 3-0. >> are you, yourself, an itunes app? >> i am. shazam. >> next song. >> i have three, by the way. >> yeah, you do. ♪ >> this one i know. >> willie? >> rockin' robin. >> no. >> i was going to say the same thing.
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>> okay. ♪ bird bird bird >> bird is the word. ♪ bird bird bird bird is the word ♪ i was getting to that. >> if you watch -- i'm having the time of my life. >> our last song. >> please let it be. ♪ >> oh! >> this is rockin robin. >> rockin' robin. >> everybody gets one. willie is the winner. >> i'm bad, michael jackson. >> ladies and gentlemen. >> oh! >> give it to josh. >> oh, no. >> i couldn't. >> really, you know what? >> housewarming. >> i don't think faa will let me on the plane with this. >> your daughter would love it. >> tsa. >> faa, tsa, whatever they're called. >> thank you so much. "angry birds" in theaters tomorrow. >> thank you for the gift. >> yes, that's right. the black josh gad, john legend and "scandal's" joe [music] no, no, no, no,
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people are both soft and strong... yey! which is why our products are too. angel soft. ==anim== a developing story... ==vo== the chp has called offam a good thursday morning for you, 9:26. i'm sam brock. the chp called off an amber alert within the last hour. that's because the victim has been found safe. the reason that you're looking at this picture right now is that authorities are looking for this man identified as 22-year-old alex quinones. he kidnapped his 15-year-old girlfriend from her home. police later tweeted out a photo of the suspect's car abandoned along the road in stockton. authorities located the girl at a nearby shopping center, but her boyfriend, the suspected kidnapper, is still at large. police in santa rosa are investigating how a bmw ended up plowing into the garage of a home last night. investigators say that car could
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have been going as fast as 100 miles an hour on local streets when the driver lost control at franklin avenue and the car passed through the yards of two homes before ending in the garage of another home where it smashed through the back wall. believe it or not, the car narrowly missed a man who said he was inside the garage at the time. somehow, no one was hurt. police are still trying to determine if the driver will be charged with any crime. we'll have a look at your weather and travel forecast right after this break.
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happy thursday. i'm meteorologist kari hall. it's beautiful weather. temperatures in the low 60s and heading to 70 degrees in the peninsula. 72 degrees in the east bay. we'll have mid-70s for the tri-valley north bay as well as the south bay and san francisco reaching 66 degrees in time for the sharks game this evening. we'll have temperatures in the upper 60s with a mix of sun and clouds and breezy northwesterly
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winds. let's head to mike with a look at the roadways. kari, we had a crash here northbound 880. you can see the slower drive here and on our map. look at the slow drive. remember, the a's play tonight. today, it should be all right. keep that in mind. right here, south 880, it's congested and the live look shows you compression heading south. right back to you. >> patriotic man. thank you, mike. that will do it. see you again in half an hour with more updates. for now, back to the "today" show.
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taking a look at the headlines and breaking news now on egypt air flight 804 which disappeared early today on a flight from paris to cairo, a greek military official says an egyptian search plane has located two orange items believed to be debris from the missing egypt air flight. the official says the items were found 230 miles south-southeast of the island of crete. but it is still within the egyptian air traffic control area. there were 66 people on board. a new drug is showing remarkable results in the fight against the deadliest form of skin cancer. the drug keytruda was used to treat former president jimmy carter after doctors found that melanoma spread to his brain. researchers say about 40% of
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advanced melanoma patients who have been taking the drug were still alive three years later. the study's lead author calls the results incredible. a new study suggests taking aspirin within minutes of a mini stroke can dramatically reduce the risk of a subsequent major stroke by 70% to 80%. mini strokes or tias can be a warning sign of a bigger stroke later on. experts say anyone who has a stroke symptom should immediately take 300 milligrams of aspirin before help arrives. symptoms for a mini stroke include numbness or muscle weakness usually on one side of the body. difficulty speaking, dizziness or loss of balance. being busy may be good for the brain. researchers at the university of texas at dallas studied men and women who are at least 50 years old, asking about their daily schedules and then putting them through a series of mental tests. they found busy people tend to have sharper minds and better memories. researchers say it's not clear if there was a direct cause and effect, but they do say that busy people have more
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opportunities to learn. auto loans in the u.s. have hit a milestone. data from experian shows in the first three months of this year, overall amount borrowed for car loans topped $1 trillion for the first time. now that does not include money borrowed for leased vehicles. the auto borrowing binge is being driven by low interest rates, longer loans and consumers waiting for more options on new cars. take a look at this. the most expensive diamond ever sold at auction. it's that beautiful blue diamond known as the oppenheimer diamond. it went for $57.5 million at christy's in geneva, switzerland. not only the most expensive but the largest vivid blue diamond ever put up for auction. christy's did not immediately identify the buyer. somebody's getting engaged in a big way. let's get a check of the weather now from al. >> i love those blue diamond smoked almonds. those are awfully tasty, but that's another thing, i think, they're talking about.
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more strong storms in the southeast, wet weather in the pacific northwest. plains looking pretty darn good. saturday we move, wet weather and heavy rain p and down the east coast. sunshine from the great lakes down to the gulf coast. showers in southern texas. more wet weather in the pacific northwest. sunday, sunday! look for some rain left over in the northeast. sunny skies through the southeast. showers continue to plague texas and more wet weather in the pacific northwest. that's what's going on around the country. dry weather continues across the bay area with much cooler temperatures. a live look now at the golden gate bridge looking all nice and clear with high clouds overhead. temperaturewise, we're in the low 60s for parts of the east bay as well as south bay and peninsula. upper 50s for the north bay with highs in the 60s and 70s. 60s near the coast. 63 at half moon bay and 73 in gilroy. the embarcadero, 71. 70s for oakland.
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>> and that is your latest weather. >> and that is your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much. talent on this set just increased about a thousand-fold with the arrival of two guests over the course of john legend's career, he has racked up ten grammy awards and an oscar. also proud new dad to baby luna with his lovely wife, chrissy tiegen. >> absolutely. and joe mort. n currently plays on the show "scandal." the two have joined forces for a riveting historical off-broadway show called turn me loose about the life of comic genius and activist dick gregory. good morning. >> good morning. >> hi! >> how are you not just shaking right now? mr. gregory will be in the audience tonight. >> yes, he will. >> at the opening. there you will be, locking eyes. >> that's my greatest fear, at some point i'll turn around and be looking right at him. i'm sure that's going to happen. >> he's going to love it. he will be so proud of it. >> for those who don't know him, tell us more about him. he is in his 80s now. not just a comic genius but
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social activist. >> the man, who at the top of his career -- first of all, he broke the color line on television for political comedy, racial comedy on the jack paar show, "the tonight show." he decided he was going to become an activist and go out and become a real part of the civil rights movement. and in the course of his life, he has done things on nutrition. he used to fast all the time in protest. in the process of doing that, came up with the bohemian diet, big thing. lots and lots of books on diet. he is a completely unique individual. >> what made you come on board as a producer for this? >> i loved his story. such an interesting man. his comedy was so -- so before its time. and he was such a pioneer that so many comics look up to now. and then he also ran for president. he did all these interesting things. and what an interesting life he has lived. i remember reading a great new
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yorker article about him just kind of looking at his legacy and all the great things he has done and i was like, this needs to be on a stage. we should do a film about t he is such an interesting man. when we got the chance to be part of it, we were excited to do so, and especially with this man, playing him. it's a true honor to be part of it. >> was that a tough decision for dick gregory to give up what he was so good at, which was comedy, and go full speed into the civil rights movement? >> here is a guy dirt poor growing up, making no money. i think at some point in his life he made $17 a week to $70,000 a year. >> did he really? >> that had to do with medgar everetz, so taken by his commitment to the movement that he became part of it. when medgar got assassinated that clinched the deal and decided this is my life from now on. >> incredible role. john, talk about incredible roles. you're stepping into the best role of yore life right now.
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>> it's great. >> as dad. tell us about luna. we all have been gawking and ooh'ing and ahh'ing at the pictures of you and chrissy and luna. >> we love it. we're so excited to be parents and just seeing her grow, just from day-to-day. >> she's a mini you, tamron said earlier. she really is. >> adorable. is she singing already? >> no. >> has she hit ordinary people? >> she has noises. i wouldn't call it singing. >> music to your ears, though. >> she has a strong voice, i will say that. >> you're picking up the night shifts with the bottle. >> i'm helping as much as i can. chrissy has to do most of the hard work. i have to try to help with whatever i can help with. >> you talked earlier to matt about social media and some of the reaction to your date night. >> yes. >> i could not -- were you stunned that people would actually try to take a stand? >> i wasn't stunned. >> really? >> i think people will talk about anything and everything. i think particularly with -- there's kind of a section of the internet that likes to mommy shame. >> yeah. >> and everybody wants to comment on how you're raising
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your kids. >> but you took a stand. >> well, i said if you're going to shame her, shame me, too. we both went out at the same time. it's not like she went out by herself. >> by herself. >> exactly. >> yeah. >> by the way, we have a little something for you. it's not a baby grand but it's a baby piano. >> for baby luna. >> love it. i love it. >> that's beautiful. >> she can work on her vocals with that. >> it works. >> even played that beautifully. >> left-handed. >> wow! tremendous night for all of you. ♪ >> there you go. play yourself to break. congratulations, joe. >> thank you. thank you. >> big role and a man who can fill the shoes. congratulations. >> thank you very much. >> and we'll see you changing diapers on social media, i'm sure. >> i'm doing it. >> thank you. by the way, coming up -- thank you very much. the best festivals from across the country, good old-fashioned family fun. where to hang and where to stay, after this.
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"afar." she is here with her top picks across the country. good to see you. >> good to see you as well. >> good morning. >> it starts off with the national cherry festival. where is this? >> traverse city, michigan, the cherry capital of the world. >> really? >> it's crazy. they have a festival dedicated to it. july 2nd to 9th is the timeframe. you want to go over july 4th because the blue angels fly. if your kids have never seen the blue angels it's one of the most exciting things they've ever seen. >> it is. that's right. >> stay at the chateua chantal. european style inn with a wonderful breakfast. >> it has a winery? >> it absolutely does. >> beautiful. next, get your dance shoes on and get ready to boogie. >> berkshires, massachusetts. jacob's pillow lasts all summer long, classical to modern dance. your kids can actually take classes. >> isn't that beautiful? >> really is.
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where to stay? applegate inn? >> yes, on six acres, georgian revival mansion, $190 a night. >> next up, this -- i never heard of this festival but my life has changed now. >> you're from texas, right? >> i'm from texas. you're teaching me about ice cream fest. >> austin ice cream festival. absolutely. you try that ice cream. on august 13th it's actually the day after my birthday. i'm absolutely thinking about going down. it's all you can eat ice cream from some of the best vendors in austin. kids under 8 are free. $10 for you. you can try all of the flavors and totally go to town and cool off for the summer. >> you bring ice cream, jen, you just lose our attention. we can head down to texas. where it's 900 degrees. this will cool you off. >> great hotel for you, too, austin motel, quirky old -- only $115 a night. it's the hippest neighborhood in austin. definitely recommend you stay there. >> i love that hotel. >> such a fabulous hotel. >> our favorite barbecue place
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. >> franklin's. >> let's go to seattle. >> forget about those rainy day blues. it's magical in the summer. one of the largest urban musical festivals in the country over labor day weekend. you also have younger shoot by the seattle children's museum. family-friendly activities and family-friendly shows. all that riff raff -- your kids don't have to run into the riff raff. >> where should we stay? >> ace hotel, $129 a night. hippest stay you have in seattle. >> it is cool. and jazz aspen? >> yes, jazz aspen snowmass. you want to go over labor day weekend. there are events all summer long. labor day weekend is when the big headliners are. we're busy right now eating our ice cream. >> thank you so much. coming up next, pop culture phenomenon that's brought together stars like meryl streep, beyonce, queen latifah and more.
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benefiber® healthy shape. this, i can do. find benefiber® healthy shape in the fiber aisle. it's the mega hit broadway musical. "hamilton" is based on the life of founding father alexander hamilton, killed in a duel with adam burr. jay-z, beyonce, i could go on and on. smashing records for the total 16 tony nominations. one of those belongs to the actress who plays hamilton's sister-in-l sister-in-law. >> everything in my power not to say angelica. i guess i just did. you've been in huge shows before. can you put into words what the
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last year has been like personally? >> i will spend the rest of my life trying to put into words. i'll use some of the words given. it feels like a fphenomenon. it's exhausting and exhilarating. it's just been a dream come true. >> what is this like when you're out there and you know that on any given night there are a who's who of entertainment, politics, whatever. does it change at all what you do? or is it just -- they're just part of an audience? >> i try not to know who is there. that would, i think, affect me if i knew beyonce had been there, i would have been way too concerned about how exactly i was singing. regardless of who is there, it always feels extremely important to share the story. it always feels like whoever is there, they spent a lot of money for the tickets or they really want to be there. and it feels like hosting a party every performance. >> looks luke a party every time you go there. we've been lucky enough to visit. i was looking at the diversity
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range as well. not just "hamilton," "eclipse," "color purple." gender diversity, people of color. this is an exciting time of inclusion for broadway, in general. >> i'm so proud of that. i'm so proud. not only about the diversity, you know, just racially, but the powerful women that are being portrayed right now. i love the women in "hamilton." i love the fact that your daughter can listen. >> yes. >> if children, which they are, are learning all the words to the songs, these are things that are empowering to the spirit. that makes me really proud. >> including your own children. >> my own children. >> a 7-year-old and you have a 3-year-old. >> she's the one that walks around telling me you don't have the votes. >> i love that. >> sassy 3-year-old. >> yes. i'm like, what have i done? >> good thing. >> you've done something right. >> some people said they should move the tonys to the richard rogers theater to make it easier
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for everybody. >> not true at all. so many wonderful shows on broadway right now "waitress," "color purple," "eclipsed" is there. so many broadway -- >> now more than ever. >> all of broadway is having a resurgence. it's really terrific. >> i'm so excited. >> congratulations on the nomination and all the things happening to you and the entire cast of "hamilton." of course it's on broadway right now. renee, thanks. >> thank, renee. >> we'll be back. first this is "today" on nbc.
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what are you singing? >> from "the flintstones." >> oh, my gosh. >> guess who we have today. >> who do you have? >> seth roegen. and we have ambush makeovers, of course. and the great "everyone has a
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expect mostly sunny skies today and much more comfortable weather with it feeling like about average for springtime. up to 66 degrees in san francisco. the north bay today, in the mid-70s. also, mid-70s for the south bay while the peninsula and east bay have lower 70s this afternoon.
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in the tri-valley, up to 76 degrees and then our cooling trend continues. even getting ready for scattered showers, especially during the afternoon. something we'll be keeping you up to date on. mike? >> we had it tough but it's starting to ease up. san mateo bridge, the traffic is starting to move and a tow truck cleared from the span. a smoother drive, 880 both directions through hayward and union city were tough for much of the morning. northbound routes 101 passed the airport, 280 up to 287 interchange. mike, happening now, developments in today's egyptair crash. on our facebook page, we posted a slideshow of the images emerging in the aftermath.
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stockton police have called off an amber alert after finding a teenage girl allegedly abducted by her boyfriend. her boyfriend is still at large. you can get updates for the kidnapping suspect on our twitter feed. the warriors are
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