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nbc bay area news at 11:00 on this tuesday. and it's talk about tuesday. we've been posting on social media. join the conversation with us. good morning. breaking overnight. former president george h.w. bush in an intensive care unit at a houston hospital. just days after the funeral of his beloved wife barbara. battling a dangerous blood infection. well wiss pouring in from around the world. we're live with the latest on his condition. death toll rises. at least ten people now dead. 15 others injured in the wake of that chilling van attack in toronto. a driver plowing into pedestrians on a busy sidewalk in broad daylight. new video emerging of the suspect's shocking standoff with police. this morning the question, why did he do it?
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dinner and diplomacy. >> we had a great dinner. >> president trump welcomes the first couple of france to washington for three days of high stakes meetings. those stories plus sticker shock. why are gas prices suddenly soaring? $4 a gallon in some places. palace intrigue. the world awaits the young prince's name. and a giraffe dashing into a nearby parking lot. the scramble to bring him back home today. tuesday, april 24th, 2018. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> morning, everybody. welcome to "today." nice to have you with us on a tuesday morning. we've got hoda still on assignment so craig, nice to have you with us. our hearts are in houston. >> in houston once g en.
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>> former president george h.w. bush was admitted into intensive care. he's being treated for a blood infection. peter alexander is there. peter, good morning. >> reporter: hey, savannah. good morning to you. president george h.w. bush is celebrated as one of the last tough. now he's in the hospital just days after losing his beloved wife. her passing one week ago today. only a day after bidding farewell to his wife, we learned george h.w. bush was hospitalized sunday. a statement released by the former president's office says he was released to houston methodist hospital. a spokesperson saying president bush is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering. he's recovered from illnesses before. overcoming pneumonia just last
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year. president bush has been hospitalized numerous times over the last four years. at 93, the nation's longest living president used a motorized scooter and wheelchair. he's been diagnosed with a rare syndrome that mimics parkinsons. he was by his wife's side until the very end. >> he held my mom's hand all day long. i called him and he said i'm kind of a cry baby right now. >> reporter: just days after celebrating barbara's life including this photo with three other presidents, melania trump tweeting she's sending heals thoughts of strength along with prayers to president george h.w. bush. mrs. bush's death marked the end of the longest presidential marriage in history. >> to know you love me means my life. >> reporter: the patriarch of a political dynasty just days ago surrounded by his family and
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encouraging well wishers to cross the bushes off their worry list. >> could you love a man any more? >> no. no. he is an awesome man. >> reporter: bush 41, a man who fearlessly jumped out of a helicopter on his 90th birthday is on the mind of many americans this morning. >> so many of us thinking about the former president. do you know anything about how he's feeling, how his spirits are? >> reporter: good morning to you. president bush thanks americans for their love and outpouring of support after barbara bush's death saying it lifted us all up. the president's spokesperson saying this morning 41 is eager to get to the family's home in kennebunktport. he says the president is the most goal-oriented person on the planet. >> thank you very much. >> thoughts and prayers indeed. also this morning we've got new information on that tragic van attack in toronto. overnight the death toll rising to at least ten people killed. another 15 injured.
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when a driver ran into pedestrians on a sidewalk there, authorities now trying to piece together what they say was a deliberate act. ron mott is in toronto. good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, craig. good morning to you. officials who've been briefed on this investigation both here in canada and the u.s. tell nbc news the leading theory right now is mental illness and not terrorism though that is subject to change. the suspect was arrested and taken into custody without incident. the officials continue to search for clues. chaos and carnage on a well known street in toronto. the man behind the wheel of this rented white ryder van drove the vehicle onto a crowded sidewalk leaving death and injury in his path. >> get down! >> reporter: video capturing the arrest of 25-year-old driver alec mansian in a standoff with police officers. the police chief saying contrary
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to initial reports, the suspect was not carrying a gun. >> the actions definitely looked deliberate. >> reporter: the witnesses describing a frantic scene. people flying into the air after being struck, others thrown to the ground. bystanders rushing to help who they could. >> i stopped all the cars and then just pandemonium broke loose. everyone was going crazy. i feel sick to my stomach. what can i say? just never seen anything like this before. >> whoever did this i hope this sick person gets dealt with organize accordingly. >> reporter: while the driver's actions seemed intentional, police don't believe it was a case of terrorism. >> on the basis of all available information at the present time, there would appear to be no national security connection to this particular incident. >> reporter: the tragedy
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happened while g7 foreign officials are meeting in canada. justin trudeau tweeting our thoughts are with all those affected by the terrible incident. monday night the toronto maple leafs holding a moment of silence before their playoff hockey game. officials worked overnight to identify the victims and make next of kin notifications. in the meantime, we are expecting to see the suspect in court later this morning. craig? >> all right. ron mott for us in toronto. we turn now to washington where it is down to business today for president trump and emmanuel macron ahead of the administration's first state dinner which is later tonight. nbc's white house correspondent kristen welker has more on this busy day ahead. hi, kristen. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. it is a day of high stakes foreign policy and it's underway here at the white house with president trump welcoming the leader of america's oldest ally french president macron.
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the two men have forged a close relationship. both political newcomers who wanted to shake up the system. but today their policy differences will likely be on display. this morning president trump rolling out the red carpet. with a military welcome on the south lawn for french president emmanuel macron. >> mr. president, melania and i were joyed to visit your home last summer. now we are honored to have you visit here in america. >> reporter: it comes after they bonded at mount vernon, the home of america's first president. an historic backdrop punctuating the high stakes of mr. trump's first state visit. on the agenda today, a series of meetings, a joint press conference, an elaborate state dinner. the table set for two to strengthen ties. it's how they overcome their differences that could dominate
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this visit. trade, syria, and the iran nuclear deal. the president has signalled he wants to get out. but macron will push the president to stay put. arguing it's the best chance to keep iran in check and that scrapping it could undermine the chances for a deal with north korea. on monday the white house pressed to clarify its expectations for a presidential face-off with kim jong-un. >> we're going to continue the maximum pressure campaign that has been ongoing to north korea until we see concrete actions taken towards complete and total denuclearization. >> reporter: those talks led by mike pompeo whose nomination narrowly passed monday. after senator rand paul who was expected to vote no switched his vote to yes. >> i have changed my mind. i've decided to go ahead and vote for director pompeo. >> reporter: when asked about
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paul, the president said i knew he wouldn't let us down. now a chance for the first lady to show her style. she prepared the final details last night. last night they dined on chocolate souffle. tonight will also be a mix of american food with french influences. the entree, a rack of lamb with carolina gold rice jambalaya. >> morphing into a cooking segment here. thank you so much. another big story we're following in washington, senators discussing plans to delay the confirmation hearing for veterans affair secretary nomination. that hearing is being postponed due to unspecified concerns about dr. ronny jackson's background. senators on the committee became aware of these concerns within the past several days, we're told, and raised them with the white house. the scope of the allegations is not yet clear but committee members are said to be digging into dr. jackson's recent past.
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the suspected gunman in that tragic mass shooting at a tennessee waffle house is now in custody captured in the woods following a massive manhunt. gabe gutierrez has been following this story. he joins us with the latest now from nashville. good morning. >> reporter: craig, good morning. this community endured 36 hours or horror. tactical teams swarming neighborhoods, schools on alert. now investigators are trying to determine a motive after a tense manhunt came to a peaceful end. >> what's your name, please? >> it's travis reinking. >> reporter: travis reinking is being held on bail. tips led police to him who was wearing a backpack with a loaded gun inside. his grandmother telling wsmv it's not him. he's a sick boy. the manhunt came to a sudden end in the woods just three miles from where police say a nearly naked reinking stormed the
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tennessee waffle house sunday and opened fire with an ar-15. killed in the attack, four victims. what type of guy was he? >> he was wonderful. he always showed up. he was kind of our rock on third shift. >> reporter: overnight an emotional vigil for the victims. >> there is a tremendous sadness. >> reporter: attended by the brave customer who wrestled the rifle from the gunman. >> the real reason i don't want to be called a hero is anybody thatt position, you can do it. >> reporter: investigators say days before the shooting, reinking stole a bmw from this dealership and led police on a chase seen in this dash cam video. officers didn't connect the vehicle to reinking until after the massacre. >> he shows signs of significant instability. >> reporter: reinking once
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called himself a part of an anti-government group. after an arrest at the white house for trespassing, authorities seized weapons he owned. they gave them to his father who said he returned them to his son. it's possible his father could face charges. reinking is now due in court tomorrow. as for that customer james shaw jr. being hailed as a hero for confronting the gun marn, he's raised $78,000 online for the victims' families. >> wow. because saving lives in the waffle house wasn't enough. gabe, thank you. now a story that's going to make your heart feel good. the world celebrating the arrival of the adorable baby boy. we're waiting to find out what this little one's name is. kelly cobiella was watching the hospital door yesterday. now it's the gates of kensington palace. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. everybody waiting for the baby's name. but meantime the little boy is back here at home in kensington
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palace in apartment 1a with his family after that whirlwind of a day yesterday. the duchess was submitted to the hospital at 6:00 a.m. she gave birth at 11:01 and was smiling for the cameras by dinner time. a family picture for the history books. prince william, kate, and their soon to be named baby prince just seven hours old sleeping through it all. kate in her post-baby red dress by jenny packam channelling princess diana on those same steps with prince harry. >> it was wonderful to see them come out and wave. >> reporter: this morning, a gun salute. and bells ringing for the new prince. grandfather charles tweeting, it's a great joy. i don't know how i'm going to keep up. aunt pippa seen at the palace. george and sister charlotte, the first to visit. charlotte stole the show all smiles and waves heading in to
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meet her baby brother. even one last turn to the cameras. the queen, 92 years old and out riding her horse while kate was giving birth, will be the first to hear the baby's name. it took two days to announce charlotte's. same for george. william's name or names. he's william arthur phillip lewis were made public a week after he was born. prince harry and meghan markle just might get the inside scoop. no comment for the couple while on official royal business monday, but their neighbors and harry already a doting uncle. >> now aunt meghan is on the scene, it's going to be better. and will we hear the pitter patter of tiny royal feet? >> reporter: prince william joking about being a father of three. thrice the worry with a third rosy cheeked royal heir. >> hey, kelly.
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let's go back to that image of the princess waving. princess charlotte waving there. do we know if that was planned? it went viral. was it planned or did charlotte go rogue there and decided, not stealing my spotlight today. >> reporter: she's known to be the feisty princess. her parents have said as much. i bet that was charlotte's doing all on her own. she was working those cameras like she was on a red carpet. a true professional princess already. >> yeah. she's got the royal wave down. so cute. >> thanks, kelly. >> we're going to have more on the royal baby's arrival in the next hour including -- this is incredible -- kate's impressive hospital exit just seven hours after giving birth. >> made it look easy. al roker makes it look easy too. how we doing, buddy? >> this is some great weather video. this is from ft. walton beach, florida. this is from sunday. listen to this. >> [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. >> now, they argue about -- >> that's a tornado now. look at it.
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>> it's a water spout. >> there it is. >> my gosh that's scary. >> and then yes, because when it's over water it's a water spout. but when it comes -- hits land, watch what happens here. >> oh my god! oh my god! >> get inside. [ bleep ]. >> he tells her to get inside. he stays out there and keeps taping. don't do that! go inside. but luckily nobody was hurt. but that is pretty amazing stuff. look at what's going on right now. we've got more heavy rain. this was all part of that same system that caused that tornado. it's making its way up the coast bringing in rain. that is going to make its way as the day wears on into the northeast. but it's a slow mover. so we're going to have widespread rain, strong storms possible. this continues into early wednesday morning. morning rush in the northeast going to be a real mess. it continues on up through thursday. so this is a slow mover. it's going to cause problems, airport delays from washington on into boston.
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rainfall amounts, the heaviest going to be down along the southeastern atlantic coast. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. ♪oh, something's got a hold on me right now, child♪ ♪oh, it must be love ♪let me tell you now, oh it must be love♪ good tuesday morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. right now we're seeing the clouds back around the bay area and we will see it hanging on for a little while longer. this will help keep temperatures down for the coast. half moon bay up to 59 degrees for a high and 62 in san
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francisco. the inland areas will still heat up today, we'll be in the upper 70s and low 80s, up to 83 degrees in concord and 79 in san jose. >> that's your latest weather. savannah? >> all right, al. thank you so much. just ahead, a second shocking video tied to that expelled fraternity at syracuse university. this new video just emerged. we're going to have the latest overnight. plus, has your jaw dropped when you fill up at the gas station? you're not alone. what's behind the suddenly soaring gas prices? first, this is "today" on nbc.
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clayton and galindo. people were evacuated from a nearby apartment building because of the fire and two injuries due to smoke inhalation. the damage to the building a total loss, upwards of $50 million, the cause of that fire is still under investigation. we'll send it back to you in the newsroom. >> concerns about the air quality there as well. let's check in with meteorologist kari hall. >> we have low clouds and light winds this morning. the high temperatures today will be much cooler for the coastline while the inland areas will still warm up with sunshine, low 80s for concord and 62 degrees in san francisco. mike, what's happening on the roads? >> things are looking good peninsula egs specially south bay. we're seeing slowing from 87 and 101 and 85 and 280 around highway 17 interchange of the southbound 680 shows more slowing as a disabled vehicle, possibly a crash and earlier crash did clear and good
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recovery. slowing 680 down towards the interchange. >> another local news update in a half hour.
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we're back, now, 7:30, tuesday morning, the 24th of april, 2018. and feast your eyes on beautiful boston. that's the harbor view. it's a great day in new england and the celtics are playing tonight. >> look at you. celtics and bucks. >> like watching espn right now. >> celtics and bucks, tied at 2-2, game five tonight. we're going to check the headlines, including george h.w. bush on the road to recovery. >> still a fighter. former president george h.w. bush in intensive care in a houston hospital, battling a blood infection, just days after the funeral of his wife, barbara. >> i called him and he said, i'm a crybaby right now. i'm not feeling good. toronto tragedy. >> pandemonium broke loose.
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everybody was going crazy. >> the actions look deliberate. >> the death toll rises to ten overnight on that deadly attack on pedestrians in canada's largest city. as new images emerge of the standoff between the driver and police. supreme court -- courtroom drama. closing arguments set to begin today in bill cosby's sexual assault retrial. the defense team resting its case without calling the 80-year-old comedian to testify. home, sweet, home. senator john mccain back in arizona after undergoing surgery for an infection, while battling brain cancer. mccain's wife tweeting that the couple is home in their beloved hidden valley. and giraffic jam. and a young giraffe escapes from her enclosure at an indiana zoo, making a dash for a nearby parking lot, before eventually being lured back home. today, tuesday, april 24th, 2018. we move to syracuse university, where 18 students
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are face disciplinary charges and possible expulsion over that racist video that emerged online. and now, a second video has surfaced. nbc's morgan radford is following this story. morgan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. in the wake of the first video, the school expelled the theta tau fraternity. now, a second video, that is being released by "the daily orange" is plunging syracuse deeper into a crisis. and a warning, this video is difficult to watch. >> he's retarded and in a wheelchair. >> reporter: this morning, growing outrage over a second, shocking video in the syracuse university fraternity scandal. these members of the theta tau chapter seem to be simulating a sexual assault of a person who has disabilities and while laughing. >> he isn't aware of what's occurring. >> reporter: on monday, after interviewing 39 people, university officials announced
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that 18 students are facing conduct charges on campus. >> everything is on the table, from suspension to expulsion. >> reporter: university officials say the disciplinary process should take about two weeks. on saturday, the university permanently expelled the engineering fraternity after this first video emerged, filled with lewd behavior and racial slurs. >> i solemnly swear. >> i solemnly swear. >> to always have hatred in my heart for. >> to always have hatred in my heart for. >> [ bleep ]. >> reporter: the chapter didn't respond for comment. but previously apologized and initially said the sketch wasn't intended for hate, but as a satire of intolerance. in a statement on sunday, syracuse's chancellor said the school knew about the second video last week. now calling it appalling and disgusting.
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and adding, i ask all of us who care about our community and its values to reaffirm them by emphatically rejecting all this video represents. following the release of the first video, theta tau's national fraternity releasing its own statement. the content of the video is unacceptable and directly violates the values and expectations that are put in place for all of our chapters. amid protests on campus, some syracuse students say they're not surprised by what they saw in the videos. >> greek life is an important part of the campus. but it definitely needs to be looked into and scrutinized a lot more. >> the school says they won't be identified because of federal privacy laws. but the district attorney, a syracuse graduate himself, said the university asked him to look into the case but there was no crime committed. instead, he says it's just plain stupidity. school officials announcing a campus conversation that is scheduled for wednesday. that will include the syracuse
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leadership officials. but it's also the same day that the individual code of conduct meetings with all 18 students are expected to wrap up. >> that satire intolerance explanation is hard to buy. >> thank you very much. let's switch gears and get another check of the weather from mr. roker. >> "today's weather" is brought to you by nondrowsy claritin. live claritin clear. >> let's see where you're sniffling. right now, from the midsection of the country all the way south, that's where we've got the most grass pollen going on. stretching through southwestern arizona to texas, but it takes a break and goes charleston to new orleans. we're going to do sneezing in that area. we look at the severe weather around the country and it's being felt mostly in the mid-atlantic states. we have a little snow back through the rockies. but not a lot in the way of severe weather, especially tornadoes. we have had a slow start,
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thankfully, to the severe season. tornado reports this year, 260. by this time, we normally have 402. last year, we had 575 tornadoes. oklahoma is in the middle of tornado alley. so far this year, no tornadoes, average by this time of year, they have about 14. latest first tornado was back in april 26th, 1962. luckily the storm track has stayed away from the midsection of the country. we'll see if that continues as we get further into spring. that's what's going on around the country. good tuesday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we begin with clouds around the bay area but it will be clearing out it we a partly cloudy sky for coast and high of 62 in san francisco. 69 in oakland and 79 for palo alto and san jose. low 80s for parts of the north bay. napa and ukia, 80 degrees and 80 in livermore and morgan hill.
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it will continue to cool off over the next few days with some breezy onshore winds. >> that is your latest weather. >> thank you, al. >> coming up, a mix of ah and envy. kate middleton leaving the hospital, looking fab seven hours after giving birth. plus, what can't she do? "fixer upper" star, joanna gaines is going to be here. she renovated your kitchen and now has a new cookbook. and seeing stars. the florida couple fighting city hall to keep their home's unique paint job. we'll tell you why. have you noticed gas prices are on the rise? $4 a gallon in some states. we're going to tell you what's behind the surge and how long it could last. that's right after this. the phar for powerful claritin-d. while the leading allergy spray relieves 6 symptoms... claritin-d relieves 8, including sinus congestion and pressure. claritin-d relieves more.
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hitting the highest level in three years. why? and what does it mean for the busy summer driving season? tom costello is in maryland with more on that. >> reporter: aaa says the national average is 2.76 a gall gallon. that's up 30 cents in a year. but listen to this, it's up 22 cents in a month. and in some parts of the country, they're paying more than 4 bucks a gallon. it wasn't that long ago when these were the headlines -- >> analysts say gas under a dollar could be on the way ifn lot of places. >> reporter: after hitting a low in 2016, gas prices are back up to their highest in years. >> with 10 bucks, you only get three gallons. >> reporter: the national average, $2.76 per gallon and rising. the west coast is paying the most, 3$.15 in oregon. $3.25 in washington state. $3.58 in california.
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some parts of the state are already topping $4 a gallon. >> my tank is about $65. i'm filling up twice a week. >> reporter: aaa says only one-quarter of stations across america are selling gas for less than $250. the state with the cheapest gas, missouri at $2.45. but even there, prices are trending up. the price of crude oil has surged to $68 a barrel for the first time since 2014. driven by military strikes in syria, fear of more global unrest and opec production cuts. >> a situation in syria, all of these geopolitical events do add to what we pay at the pump. >> reporter: mix that with travel season, and refineries making the switch to their costlier summer gas blends and it adds up fast.
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gas will cost about $200 more per household. if your car requires premium, prepare to pay a premium, 50 cents more a gallon. back in july 2008, the national average peaked at $4.11. experts don't expect that surge this year. if we're lucky, prices could level off by memorial day. the pain at the pump bearable for now. >> unless it goes up to $10 a gallon, then we'll be back on the bike. >> reporter: i'm not getting on the bike. a couple of tips here. first of all, you can drive a mile down the road and sometimes find much cheaper gas. use the apps that search for cheaper gas. gas buddy has an app that allows you to do that. and join the loyalty programs of some of the gas station chains. that can save $5 to $10
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when vincent gvan gogh's starry night went up at this home, the city gave the family a citation for graffiti. >> it hardly seems to me to be anything akin with graffiti. >> reporter: the family says the painting was meant for a beacon in case their autistic son, grant, wanders away. >> if you get lost. >> go to the van gogh house. >> reporter: the city told the family wall paint must match the house. so you decided -- >> to paint the house. >> and now, the wall matches the house. >> reporter: and the couple is fighting back claiming the city is violating their right to freedom of expression. in a statement in february, the city no longer called it graffiti. instead, saying they're trying to preserve the residential character of our neighborhoods and that the house may present a
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distraction to safe vehicle operation, along the street which fronts the home. police say there's been at least one accident, a driver who stopped in traffic to look at the mural. it's not uncommon for tourists to come here and pose for pictures, often leaving notes, too. your home is a mastmasterpiece. we love it. neighbors are split. >> you get close and are like, ooh, lord. >> reporter: you're not a big fan? >> i think it's fantastic. we're an artsy town and i think it should stay. >> reporter: for "today," kerry sanders, nbc news. >> that's a complicated one there. >> that is an artsy town, if that showed up in a neighborhood with all-white homes, that's different. >> and the family's reasons are understandable. they want to make sure their son can find his way home. joanna gaines is in the house. so is chip. they're sharing some recipes. joanna has a new cookbook out. chip absolutely loves it.
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good tuesday morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. right now at 7:56 we walk out and see a lot of cloud cover. that's what we're seeing right now in san francisco with temperatures in the low 50s and as we go through the day it's only going to reach up to 62 degrees in san francisco. but 76 in santa rosa. the inland areas will still be very warm today as the skies clear by late morning into early afternoon. we'll see a high of 81 degrees in antioch and 80 in livermore. over the next few days a cooling trend will be under way with highs in the upper 50s in san francisco and mix of sun and clouds and slight rain chance on saturday for areas around san francisco and farther to the north. other than that we continue on with dry weather with highs today up to 80 degrees and only reaching the 60s by the ends of the workweek. let's get a update on the
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commute with mike. >> slower through san jose, 280 above there. it's slower but not that bad through silicon valley as it sometimes is. 880 south, a slower drive, a crash taking a while to clear. and the bay bridge toll plaza metering lights on on. we got word from contra costa, the health advisory is lifted from the area around the fire. >> that is good news. happening now, it is the story we've been covering all morning long, that massive fire that happened early this morning in concord. look at the pictures, five story apartment building went up in flames and as mike had mentioned we just learned in the past few minutes, public health advisory lifted for people with breathing problems in that area. firefighters did treat two people earlier today for smoke inhalation. the building was a $50 million project developers hoped to actually open it this summer. it would have provided 180 housing units.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, breaking overnight, george h.w. bush recovering in intensive care. the former president admitted to the hospital with an infection just one day after bidding farewell to his wife of 73 years. we'll be live in houston with the latest. plus, how does she do it? while the world welcomes the newest member of the royal family, it's the question on everyone's mind, how kid kate middleton look so good just seven hours after giving birth? a look at her rapid royal recover. and fixer supper. joanna gaines takes on the kitchen in a whole new way. the home renovation star in
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studio 1a dishing on her new cookbook and husband chip's new project, turning 40 and a baby five on the way. >> we're cowgirls from colorado coming together on the "today" show. >> we've been together 230 ye30 >> and we're celebrating on the plaza. >> together from boise, idaho. we're al roker's biggest fans. my mom and i came together from scottsdale, arizona -- >> to celebrate her 30th birthday on "today." >> i'm here with my awesome niece. >> and we're celebrating by 10th birthday -- >> together. >> we're together "today." >> we are just going to get all together out there on the plaza. we've got this great initiative about, you know, talking about loneliness and trying to do something about it. >> a lot of folks have been responding online. it's going to be good to look at
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solutions coming up in just a bit. >> excited about that. >> let's get to your news at 8:00. former president george h.w. bush being treated for an infection that landed him in the hospital just one day after his wife's nunl. nbc national correspondent peter alexander is in houston with the latest for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. the 41st president is here in intensive care. he is suffering from a dangerous blood infection that we understand has led to a life-threatening complication known as sepsis. the president admitted to the hospital on sunday, just one day after burying his wife of 73 years, barbara bush. his spokesperson overnight putting out a statement, saying that the former president is responding to treatments, that he appears to be recovering. at 93, he is the longest living president. their marriage, the longest presidential marriage in history, 73 years. this the first week he is without his wife since world war ii. as you can imagine, well wishes are coming in from across the
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country right now, as well as those from first lady melania trump said she is sending healing thoughts of strength and prayers. the president's spokesperson telling us that the president is eager to get back to his summer home in kennebunkport, maine. the spokesperson saying the president is the most goal-oriented person on the planet. our best wishes to him. >> peter, thank you so much. the man accused of canada's deadliest massacre. 23-year-old alek mancian. -- the mill-long rampage killed at least 10 people and left another 15 hurt. captured after a dramatic standoff with police. officials say his actions appear to be deliberate, however, at this point their leading theory is that he suffers from mental illness and this is not linked to international terrorism. president trump and french leader emmanuel macron are getting down to business on day
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two of this official state visit to washington. they're going to try to work through key differences on trade, syria, and in particularly the 3-year-old nuclear agreement with iran. the president has said that he wants out, but the french president is pushing him to stay in to keep iran in check. so that he doesn't undermine any potential deal with north korea. the two will hotld a joint news conference scheduled for this afternoon and a lavish state dinner meant to strengthen ties with america's oldest ally. that's the news. time for your morning boost. service dogs, they're the most loyal, well-trained animals in the world. that doesn't mean they can't have phone. check this out. danielle likes to visit the mall with her guide dog whenever she's home from college. her dad noticed he plays the same sneaky tyreke every time. he casually leads danielle in a store called cool dog gear so he can get a treat.
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danielle's sister recorded the mischief and ty is an internet sensation. our own puppy with a purpose happens to be in the same program as ty, the guide dog foundation. they're friends. >> we know he's a smart puppy. coming up, the world is, we're just gushing over the royal baby. kate's incredible short hospital stay. what's up with that? we're live at kinston palace with all of the latest. plus -- joanna gains is in the house. somehow she managed to find time to write her very first cookbook. check it out. friends out there on the plaza as well. look at that. we can't wait to talk to joanna and that guy as well. right after this. >> call security. hey scout, what's with the itchys and scratchys? it's these fleas and ticks. ow! i'm getting bit like crazy. got any ideas for me? well, not all products work the same. that's why my owner gives me k9 advantix ii. it kills fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. mosquitoes too? yep. kills all three through contact - no biting required. wish my owner knew about k9 advantix ii. ow!
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little prince. >> they announced their new bundle of joy to the world on monday. all we need is a came. what say you, kell? do we have a name yet? >> reporter: no name yet, gut you heard the church bells. there will be gun salutes today. maybe even a visit or two from grandparents here at kinston palace as the family settles in after that whirlwind of a day. kate walking out of the hospital just seven hours after giving birth, looking fabulous. the royal couple making parenthood look easy. >> buckingham palace proudly announce the birth of a newly born royal prince. >> reporter: with all the pomp and circumstance befitting the newest royal and hundreds of adoring fans and paparazzi watching, a glowing prince william and white kate introducing baby number three to the world. but while the world is wondering what the new prince will be named, the other big question,
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how kate managed such a quick exit from the hospital just seven hours after giving birth. >> they understand that the hospital is a place where other people are giving birth and other families are being made, and they don't want to stick around too long and create a distraction. >> reporter: the u.s., new mothers average two days in the hospital, but in the uk, only about a day and a half. the short postpartum stays of any high-income country. kate actually spent the night after giving birth to prince george in 2013, but she left the hospital less than ten hours after welcoming princess charlotte. even so, her quick departure set social media on fire. kate middleton is some kind of child birthing superhero owe. kate middleton after leaving the hospital after giving birth looks good than i will on my wedding day. the duchess in a red dress, an apparent nod to princess diana and the dress she war after
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giving birth to prince harry 33 years ago. >> everything that the royals do is intentional in terms of their public appearances and the clothes that they wear. >> reporter: it bunt long before the new family of five was all together. prince george and princess charlotte led by dad to meet their new little brother. george still in his school uniform. charlotte, every bit the princess, playing to the crowd with little royal waves. the palace expressed its joy both traditionally with an old fashioned notice on the forecourt of bum ham palace and by more modern methods with a tweet. the queen, the duke of edinburgh, the duchess of corn wall, prince harry are delighting with the news. fans snapping selfies and drinking champagne. prince william now a dad for the third time seemed overjoyed and at ease on his way out of the hospital. >> very happy. very delighted. thank you. t hcht rice worried. >> reporter: thrice the worry,
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the proud father said. we should probably note that with both prince george and princess charlotte we didn't hear the names until two days after the birth. we're guessing we might hear tomorrow instead of today. the big favorite right now, really, is prince arthur, but it could also be prince james, prince albert, prince philip, prince frederick. guys, the list goes on and on and on and on. >> we're going not go get blue ivy. it will be within a certain -- >> that would be awesome. >> al, which one are you going for? >> i'm going for prince albert. put the jokes out there. prince albert in a can? better let him out. >> kell cozy, thank you. we've been smelling such good food all morning long. there is a reason. joanna gaines is here. she brought us biscuits and pot pies. they're from joanna's first cookbook. let's get to the weather.
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it united states is smell awfully good in here. it's starting to feel like spring across much of the country. as you look here in the northeast, a little cooler than average, washington 60, jackson, mississippi, 8 degrees below averages at 72 pierre, looking at 47, 13 degrees below average. below average in new york, knoxville, oklahoma city, san angelo. by the end of the week, temperatures start to get more mild. new york city, 66, atlanta, 74, saturday, 63 in atlanta. but as you look right now, warm for spring out west. those temperatures, in seattle, 75 degrees. bakersfield, 92. later this week, temperatures stay warm. tucson in the 90s, vegas in the 90s, reno in the upper 80s and grand junction looking at temperat that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have a mostly cloudy sky across the bay area. and it will be slightly cooler,
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especially for the coast. and half-moon bay, 59 degrees will be the high. 62 in san francisco. upper 60s for oakland. upper 70s for palo alto and san jose. inland areas will get the clearing a lot sooner and still will be a very warm day with highs in the low 80s. for morgan hill up to livermore and extending to napa. that's your latest weather. heading out, listen out for "today" radio on sirius xm channel 108. >> we are feeling very lucky to be graced with a feast prepared by the one and only joanna gains. >> the "fixer upper" star has renovated hundreds of kitchens. now these fixing what's inside those kitchens. her first cookbook, "magnolia table" is a collection of family favorites. good morning. >> good morning. >> this is my happy place. we've got biscuits, potatoes drenched in butter. so, so good. before we get to the book and
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the recipes, let's talk about you. baby number five. how do you feel? you look fabulous. >> doesn't she look good? >> this was a good time to do a cookbook. i love the idea of eating, cooking -- >> nesting. >> this was the perfect time for it. >> you're having a little boy, right? >> are the kids excited about getting another little brother? >> they are, big time. i was excited. me and the boys were team boy. >> yes, of course. >> the girls, obviously team girl. we've got two boys, two girls and, of course, jo and i. this is really upsetting the balance of power. the boys might be able to outvote until here from kingdom come. >> you guys are obviously really good at logistics, but five kids, that's a thing. what are the ages? >> 13 to 8. there is going to be quite the gap. i'm going to have lots of little helpers. >> i'm nervous about the gap. >> we have two-year gaps.
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i think there is something to be said for having older ones, okay, can you hand mommy a diaper? >> i'm going to have help this time. >> you're celebrating another milestone. you posted a picture to instagram last week, 40 and fabulous. 40 and fabulous. >> 40 and pregnant. >> i love it. >> it's funny, i messed with jo. i always, you know, prior to my relationship with joanna, i always dated slightly bigger boned girls. whenever she -- >> chip -- >> how did we get to this segue? >> this is just to be released only on the "today" show. whenever jo's pregnant, it's kind of my thing, it's kind of my jam. >> okay. >> a little fetish. >> got to get that out there. >> well, that's great. that is going so well. >> what do you do? >> we're going to talk about biscuits and the book. what made you want to do a cookbook? >> i love the idea of cooking. it's like design, getting to create these beautiful moments in your home, it's something
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that i've just in the last five years, life has been busy. so something that is really -- i've enjoyed creating these moments around the table with our family and friends. >> this is the good stuff. are these some of your favorites, chip? >> these are my favorites. kind of chip's corner here. it's funny, i don't know if you know this, but i'm actually in the middle -- towards the end of training for i marathon. >> oh, you are. >> this is sort of like carb overload. which typically is bad for the waistline. when you're training and getting after it -- >> you don't have to feel guilty. all the recipes are on today.com and in the book. we've got biscuits. >> we've got the biscuits, which is something, you know, took me almost a year to figure out this recipe. chicken pot pie, served this to the kids ever since they were little. >> i love a chicken pot pie. >> scalloped potatoes, whip is chip's favorite side. a different take on strawberry shortcake with the biscuits.
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>> i'm from south carolina. >> the man is from south carolina -- >> the biscuits are the truth. what's the secret? >> i put eggs in them. make them kind of fluffy. i like the texture of them. >> chip, what marathon are you running? >> a marathon in waco. i decided to run a marathon first and then tried to figure out exactly how it was going to work. so we built a marathon in waco, texas, first annual. it's called the silo district marathon. about 5,000 people have already signed up for this. >> craig, i don't know about you, are you feeling like a loser? cookbook, turning 40, new baby, running a marathon. everyone is devastating that "fixer upper" is over, but we're hoping there might be more tv in your future. >> do you want to make an announcement? want to make some news. >> i don't know if y'all knew this, but before jo and i dated, i liked bigger bone girls. i want to get that out there this morning. >> that's going to be the new
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show? >> exactly. "chip's dating advice." >> there you go. they said there was a real market for this thing, you know? >> and the pot pie, what's your story on the pot pie? >> chicken pot pie, since my kids were little, this was their favorite. that's like a crescent role. if you have more time, you can make a homemade biscuit. it's the balance of working and when you have time to make the fresh homemade, if not, you whip out the crescent roll. >> have you always been a cook? >> i'd say in the last five years since the kids have gotten more into wanting to stay home. they're not wanting to go out to eat these days. the fact they appreciate it has made me want to do it even more. >> we are waiting for a royal baby name. >> i want a "c" name, he wants a "d" name. >> oldest boy's name drake, second is duke and so we're -- i'm hope for a "d."
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she's wanting to change the pace. >> we'll see. joanna and chip, thank you so much. chip, we learned a lot from you. m"magnolia table." find it at today.com/shop. let's go to dylan in the orange room. good morning. just this morning, amazon announced amazon key, a service that delivers packages to people's cars, but there is another amazon development that has people talking, a domestic home robot. bloomberg reports amazon is working on a secret home robot, plan coated named vesto. prototypes are said to have advanced computers and vision software that would allow the robots to navigate through homes like a self-driving car. there is no telling what it would look like. rosy from "the jet sons" made her rounds online. jada writes, cool, but also kind of creepy. mackenzie posts, well, humanity, we had a good run. it's been fun.
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with that mixed reaction, we asked on twitter, would you want a home robot? i'm surprised. 80% said no, 20% said yes. we reached out to amazon and have not yet heard back. reports say the home roberts could start distributing to the consumers as early as next year. i'm all for it. if there is a robot that can come and clean my house, clean the dishes -- >> chip gaines would want a chunky robot. he wasn't want -- >> a big boned robot. >> did you see the movie "irobot?" it doesn't end well. >> it doesn't have to be that way. >> that's what they all say. let us get to pop start and baby news. dwayne johnson is now a father of three. sharing this beautiful picture of him holding his newborn daughter, tianna geogentlemia j. said he was blessed to bring another child into this world. his second child with his
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girlfriend lauren. up next, adam sand her joined chris rock on "the tonight show" with jimmy fallon. they are promoting their new movie called "the week of." during their conversation, sand her revealed a surprising friendship he has with another celebrity. take a look. >> are you friends with justin bieber? >> i know thew the other night. he's a very nice kid. i was in hawaii. my kids were swimming in the pool and i had a facetime going with the biebs. i said hi to the biebs family. and i said while i got you, you mind saying hi to my two kids? and he said sure. i flipped the phone around and my kids get the hello. but there were like 50 other kids in the pool going, oh, my god. >> who would have guessed? adam sandler and the biebs are friends. cool story. another dynamic duo, christina aguilera and james
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cordon. the two rocked out in "car pool karaoke." here's some highlights. ♪ you were there by my side ♪ always down for the ride >> how are you doing that with your voice? ♪ down for the ride >> let me try it. ♪ down for the ride ♪ in the mood me and my girls shake the move ♪ ♪ >> i love everything about that part. melissa mccarthy making her surprise appearance. aguilera and mccarthy are in a film together called "life of the party" the two jammed out to aguilera's older hits. that's your "pop start." i always wonder how she did
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that. >> it's not as easy as it looks apparently. we have a "daly click" for you. this group, they were out to dinner when the waiters gave them a special show. they lit the food on fire. but the surprises didn't stop there. >> it's a great trick. but you can only do it once. >> the sprinklers, surprise, surprise, were not part of the plan. the water poured down as the party area cleared. thankfully they were all able to have a good laugh about it. >> wow. >> that was the test of the sprinkler system. >> it looked like water and dirt. >> it hadn't been used in a while. >> fire suppression system. nothing brings people to together like a gigantic board game. we love seeing people hanging out and spending time.
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our breaking news: good morning. 8:26 for you. i'm marcus washington. in our breaking news for you, firefighters still at the scene of that massive early morning fire in concord. destroying a five story apartment building under construction. that fire started a little before 1:00 this morning on delindo near clayton road. in the past hour, authoritiy ie lifted the public health advisory for people with breathing problems. nearby, residents remain evacuated. developers hoped to open that $50 million building this summer. it would have provided 180 housing units. firefighters still looking for calls. right now, your traffic commute, we'll head to mike inouye. >> overall, the bay looks good. the south bay did see more
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volume building. 280, still tough around 17 and 880. 880 itself still slow in a couple of spots, southbound in through union city, a tougher drive. northbound, right around thornton, another crash, maybe a traffic break for the next few north out of freemont and towards hayward. 880 slows through oakland. across the san mateo bridge, things ease up a bit. the th the peninsula shows slowing. toward university and then clearing up. >> a lot of traffic there. another local update in 30 minutes. you could save energy
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with energy upgrade california. good morning, everybody. it is 8:30. it's a tuesday morning. we're out here on the plaza. i just was ducking the camera right there. a lot to get to this half hour. we have a special "crowd moment" this morning. >> we do. if you haven't booked a summer vacation yet, this might be the push you need. our sister company, universal orlando resort, releasing a new attraction, based on the wildly popular "fast and furious" franchise that's grossed $5 billion worldwide. fast and furious supercharged takes you on a full-throttle high-octane experience that emerges you in the action
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alongside dom, ledy hobbs and the rest of the crew. some lucky plaza folks are going to get a chance to go to orlando to experience firsthand and be part of the show with dylan on may 3rd. >> that's fun. >> where is the juris family? right here. you guys are going to orlando, universal orlando resort for this experience. that's right. >> nice. >> your trip includes round-trip airfare, accommodation atti caba beach resort. can you take this off my hands? all right. you guys have a great time and bring sunscreen and have a great time. there you go. >> she's so cute. >> i'll see you guys in orlando. >> dylan will take you on the
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ride personally. >> they were legitimately surprised. >> i just found out i was going. coming up, "together today." we're going to check out powerful solutions to overcome the feelings of loneliness that we all get from time-to-time. and check this out. a lot of folks answered our call to bring a friend and spend some quality time on the plaza. we have a photo booth to make more memories. good to see a lot of folks took us up on that offer yesterday. i can't keep sunny under control. is breaking a guinness world record on your bucket list? you're in luck. on sunday, may 7th, in partnership with defeat melanoma, we'll attempt to set the record for most people applying sunscreen sian the record is 1,822 people. we need you to help us break it. sign up at today.com and come down to the plaza on may 7th, we'll give away t-shirts and
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sunscreen. >> what did you do to sunny? >> olivia makes it look so easy. al, a check of the weather. sunny and i are out. >> it is sunny out here. sunny is going over there. let's look at the rest of the country. heavy rain in the mid-atlantic states today. sunny and warm out west. looking at mountain snows in the rockies. for tomorrow, heavy rain in the northeast, probably airport delays. record warmth in the pacific northwest. much cooler making its way into the mi that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. we are seeing some clouds now but they will be clearing out as the morning goes along. it will be slightly cooler for san francisco, making it up to 62 degrees before the inland areas. just a few degrees cooler than yesterday. still 83 in concord today. 80 in morgan hill, livermore and in napa. santa rosa, 76.
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palo alto and san jose will see highs up to 79 degrees with light winds coming in from the west at about 10 to 15 miles per hour. >> that's your latest weather. >> that's your latest weather. okay. what's your favorite board game to play with family? >> scrabble. >> that's a good one. what's the best score you ever got? >> 248. >> wow. with one word? >> one word. >> man. what was the word? >> i don't know. >> you just made that up, didn't you? >> maybe. >> i should know, you're from boston. there you go. let's head back inside. i don't know. megyn is here with a look at her new series that starts today, "mommy burnout." we can relate. >> a lot of moms use certain methods to deal with the stress. and we've all seen memes in the movies like "bad moms" and "girls trip," where the drinking goes hand in hand. some mom opening up to us
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today. >> pino grigio was my favorite. and what my life looked like in young kids, going to a play group in the park and often, we would gather at one of our apartments in the afternoon and unwind and connect and drink wine. >> i would pour a glass of wine and start the evening routine of homework and baths and bedtime and dinner. and by the end of the night, i would consume a bottle of wine. >> i would drive sometimes in the car with wine. i thought that i deserved to have wine because i was doing this really hard thing and i was working and taking care of a kid full-time. i didn't see really any problem with it. >> so, those women have all moved forward in their lives and are now helping other moms in their community find their own sobriety. two out of the three identify as alcoholics. one says she was just abusing it too much. >> did they hit rock bottom
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before they needed help? >> one did. one had a dark incident with her child, who was fine. but it was her wake-up call. and the other two realized it was interfering with their lives. and they talk about the anxiety they felt as a result of parents and the stresses and being working moms where they felt their lives spinning out of control. i'll tell you what, something really interesting. the producers booked these segments. it's a great idea. book it. and then, last week, i get an e-mail from my producer saying, just a heads up, one of the moms we booked for this segment is a friend of yours. and i didn't know. i didn't know. so, she's coming on today with our entire circle of friends there to support her as she talks about her journey. >> i think every mom can relate to feeling stress and maybe i'll have a little glass of wine and how dangerous it can be and how easily you can slip into something that's much more serious. >> slippery slope, exactly. just ahead, we're going to be bringing people together this
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morning. we're checking out creative ways to form lasting connections. let's get rid of loneliness. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we are back on this tuesday morning with more of our special series, "together today." on monday, we focused on the loneliness epidemic and the health risks that come with social isolation. >> the question is what do we do about it. kate snow is here with more. >> reporter: a lot of response to that yesterday. it is a daunting challenge to identify a loved one or an acquaintance that might be feeling lonely and draw them out when sharing is about the last thing they want to do. we're about to show you an ambitious program trying to fastfast foster connections. when he was surgeon general, he traveled the country and said he was struck by the crippling
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isolation felt by so many. >> our country and our world are filled with people who have thousands of friends on facebook and who are alone. >> reporter: the british government are so concerned about a loneliness epidemic, it appointed its first-ever minister for loneliness in january. they're urging people to get involved. >> we all have a responsibility to try to encourage that connectivity within our communities, whether that is a small community of your own street, or if that's the wider neighborhood. >> reporter: here in the u.s., one group looking for solutions calls itself the unlonely project, founded by harvard dr. jeremy nobel. >> the answer is to connect people. >> reporter: it's kind of common sense. >> and the question is how do we do it? how do we get people to slow down and connect with
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themselves? >> reporter: we joined him at the school of the art institute of chicago, where the unlonely project has partnered up to foster community. joe is the institute's wellness program director. people think of college are a happy, joyful time. are you seeing loneliness? >> absolutely. i think on college campuses there's never been so much loneliness. >> reporter: this day, a group of students and staff came together to make art. each told to think about someone they care about while they worked. >> my best friend's favorite animal is the giraffe. i wanted to make one. >> reporter: how do you feel when you're working on a piece of art? >> it's very calming. >> reporter: if you're making art by yourself alone in a room, that's one thing. but you're getting people together to make art together. is that part of it, too. >> a big part of what we promote in our programming is to do three things. first, to make art. then, to share that art with someone else. and then, the third is to have the other person receive that art in an active, curious way. what are you thinking about?
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what does this art mean for you? when you do that, it's like closing an electric circuit and people are connected. the arts are powerful in that. >> reporter: the key is doing activities together. it doesn't have to be making art. >> it's how you frame that activity as a chance to truly recognize who the other person is, who you are, and share that through some shared activity. a walk in the woods, a walk on the beach, doing some funny, playful things together. but then, spend the time chatting, talking about it. >> reporter: i joined in. that's a sun and that's a moon. in tend, he end, we laid our ar the floor, coming together as a collective masterpiece. i'm not an artist. but it didn't matter, right? i'm no good at doing art. i was thinking about my son when i was making that. at one point, i started to well up because there's something
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about being creative that does bring your emotions forward and sharing it with other people is special. >> we don't take time to do that as busy adults anymore. the actions are so important. and we started this thing yesterday, it's called "together today" challenge. and we asked you to connect with somebody. share your photos with #togethertoday. we tried to do it, too. >> if i'm not traveling and i'm home, i make sure that calvin and i eat dinner together at 5:00 every night. this is me and my date night, just eating dinner. >> nick's a big yankee fan. last night, they were playing the twins. so, nick and i got together and we just sat in the family room and watched tv. pepper joined in. she was more interested in looking at deborah taking the picture. >> i went to pick up dell yesterday from school. he insisted on some playground time after school. we struck up a conversation at the playground with some ladies there. and one of the moms talked
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candidly about being lonely and how being a single mom can kind of -- not a single mom but being a stay-at-home mom can breed loneliness. we had a fascinating conversation about that on the playground. >> that's an example of being around people. you're around your kids but you can feel lonely. vale and i had serious hide and seek yesterday. a little picture of her looking as cute and, yes, i found her. >> i actually reconnected with my friend, megan. we went for a beautiful walk. it was gorgeous out yesterday. and my dog is hidden by the banner there. >> it's a good reminder. but doing something quality with someone can fill your heart. >> and putting the phone away and talking and really connecting. >> take the picture and then put the phone away. >> so, we've been watching your photos, speaking of, coming in
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all morning in the orange room. #togethertoday is taking over twitter. margaret is by the river. james built a butterfly garden with his family. how awesome is that. and kimberly had playground fun. keep the photos coming using #togethertoday. >> to encourage our crowd on the plaza to take part, we got a special surprise for all of you. dunkin' donuts is providing all of you here with a $10 gift card free to treat a friend for coffee or doughnuts. >> i love that. >> there you go. doughnuts bring people together. >> sharing anything. sharing doughnuts works. >> thanks for sharing that story with us. coming up here, the life and legacy of bobby kennedy through never-before-seen footage. we have your exclusive first look. first, this is "today" on nbc. to move california forward, we need to help more californians get ahead. that's why antonio villaraigosa brought both parties together
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welcome back. it had been nearly 50 years since the assassination of robert f. kennedy. his life was cut short at the age of 42. it happened at the ambassador hotel in los angeles, hours after he had won california's presidential primary. >> a document looks at kennedy's legacy, looking at never-before-seen footage and interviews with people who were closest to him in his final days. this morning, we have your exclusive first look. >> we can start to work together. we're a great country and a compassionate country. >> reporter: bobby kennedy for president is an intimate look at robert f. kennedy's life and political career. >> i think we've accomplished a great deal but we can do much, much better. frankly, i don't need the title because i could be called general, i understand, for the rest of my life. and i don't need the money and i don't need the office space. >> reporter: from running his brother's 1960 presidential campaign, to his turn as u.s. attorney general, to the
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new york state senate and finally his own run for president. >> i'm announcing today my candidacy for the presidency of the united states. >> reporter: the docu-series spent 15 years touching on his family life and focusing on his political career. it includes a never-before-seen relaxed bobby and his wife, riding through the streets of los angeles, on his way to a campaign event. director don porter combed through 240 hours of footage, some of it never digitized until now. >> it was the first time that we saw the news networks doing 24/7 coverage. it was new and exciting and in color. >> reporter: some of kennedy's closest friends and colleagues sharing deeply personal stories and memories, including john lewis, kennedy's campaign aide. lewis was with kennedy at a campaign rally in indianapolis when they learned about the assassination of martin luther
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king jr. >> what we need in the united states is not hatred. what we need in the united states is not violence and lawlessness. it is love, wisdom and compassion toward one another. >> on that evening, he didn't have a manuscript or a written statement. he had a little piece of paper that he's quoting a poem. >> reporter: anecdotes alongside hours hours of archival footage, showing kennedy's life on and off the campaign trail. >> as time goes on, you see him become his own person, his own politician. he becomes more confident. he becomes more resolute. and he becomes a better candidate. >> he didn't mind getting into a battle where victory wasn't assured. but he was prepared to fight. >> federal government has a responsibility to all of our citizens to make sure that they have the right to exercise their
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franchise. when it's being denied to them because they happen to be a negro race. >> reporter: part of his life story is his death. his assassination at the hands of sirhan sirhan and the iconic train ride that brought his body to washington. >> people are on the train tracks, hanging from the rafter s. nobody had any clue what kind of reaction there was going to be. >> i think understanding kennedy's legacy is critical, is imperative, is important. people responded to that authenticity, to that sincerity, to that passion. people want someone to believe in. and bobby kennedy gave people something to believe in. >> so, dawn porter there, also interviewed juan romero.
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romero is the hotel busboy seen in this famous photo. romero, cradling be ining bobby. he says, he feels a tremendous amount of guilt because he feels he could have saved kennedy. "bobby kennedy for president" streams this friday on netflix. >> deborah and i know dawn. she's a fearless filmmaker and really terrific. >> incredible piece of work. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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want to celebrate birthdays. >> i do, too. let's break out the smucker's jars and meet some sweet people. first up, happy 100th birthday to lyndia.
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mr. al shea of champaign, illinois, celebrating 100 years. he enlisted in the navy for world war ii and served the navy. we salute you for your service. happy 102nd birthday to glyndorah. she is a wii bowling champ. margaret lewis, a retired principal in florida. in honor of her career, the elementary coschool where she worked renamed the building for her. dr. leslie on the golf course almost every day. happy 100th birthday to melvin phillips, a world war ii veteran from orangevale, california. if you know somebody that's celebrating a milestone birthday, tell us all about them at today.com/celebrating. i think the fourth hour is
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still in italy. the boondoggle continues. did that not look amazing? >> they're celebrating ten years the right way. >> it's like the queen's jubilee. they can celebrate for the whole year. >> you can come back and you have the i )m - -... our breaking news: good morning. it's 8:56. i'm marcus washington. in our breaking news, fire crews are still at the scene of the massive early morning fire in con card. it destroyed a five-story apartment building under construction. it started a little before 1:00 this morning on golingo near clayton road. in the past hour or so, authorities lifted a public health advisory for people with breathing problems. ne nearby residents remain evacuated. developers were hoping to open
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that $50 million building this summer. it would have provided 180 housing units. and happening now, our pete suratos is talking to firefighters. he covered this story all morn long on "today in the bay." he will have an update in our midday newscast. you can go to our twitter feed at any time. berkeley leaders are considering a new 25 cent surcharge for anyone who ordered to go. that cost would cover the food containers, the utensils used. the leaders in the community say they are way under recycled. they're really planning to get some public feedback later today. you can actually link to this full story on our homepage. amazon looking to take prime delivery up a notch. couriers will now deliver to the trunk of your car. on our facebook, full details. more news in an hour. while you
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[ applause ] good morning, everyone. welcome to the show. i'm megyn kelly. we begin with the newest addition to the royal family. we got our first glimpse of prince william and duchess kate's new boy. kate was admitted at 6:00 a.m., gave birth at 11:00 a.m., and introduced her son to the world at 6:00 p.m. and she emerge ed looking amazi. i don't know how she does it. it's slightly irritating. kelly cobiella has all of the details how it went down.

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