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nbc bay area news at 11:00. thanks for starting your morning here with us. good morning, breaking news. no deal. president trump's high stakes nuclear talks with kim jong un suddenly break down overnight. the president canceling a lunch with the north korean leader cutting the trip short and heading home empty handed. >> we had to walk. and we'll see what happens. >> the demands that caused the summit to fall apart and what it could mean for the u.s. and the world. we're live in vietnam. fighting back. >> they lied about so many different things. >> the president responding overnight to michael cohen's testimony to congress. his former lawyer and fixer publicly accusing the president
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of a pattern of lies and criminal behavior before and during his time in the white house. >> and i am not protecting mr. trump anymore. >> ahead the mounting legal troubles for the president, including that mystery investigation revealed during a day of fireworks on capitol hill. coast to most nastiness. catastrophic flooding turns a california town into an island triggering emergency rescues d evacuations. snow and ice causing problems in the northeast and storms roll through the south. al is tracking it all. a new controversy erupts in virginia after the state's first lady hands out cotton to african american students. sulley's new i mission. former president bush's beloved service dog begins his next chapter helping veterans. the story bind his big debut.
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and an oscar worthy performance. lady gaga finally addressing that moment with bradley cooper at the academy awards. what she's saying about the get that still has everyone talking. thursday february 28, 2019. hey everybody. welcome to "today." what a busy news day its been. >> a news night. lots happening while you were sleeping actually. >> right to our top story. it has been a challenging 24 hours for president trump. overnight the latest blow. his closely watched summit with kim jong un collapsing just hours of that explosive testimony on alcohcapitol hill michael cohen. we begin peter alexander.
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hey peter. >> hey hoda, good morning to you. this was a stunning end to the nuclear summit here. president trump says it came down a standoff over sajs sanctions. and like that the talks quick fell apart overnight with the leaders failing to make any deal to disarm north korea. the president dismissing it as a failure insisting getting right deal is more important that were getting it done fast. >> president trump beginning an 8,000 mile trip home in hanoi empty handed. >> sometimes off the walk and this was just one of those times. >> the president explaining how talks with the north korean dictator kim jong un broke down abruptly ended thab second summit. no concessions. no deal. no finally photo op. a closing ceremony scheduled to celebrate an agreement scrapped. everyone lunch was canceled with the table already set. so what went wrong? president trump says the north koreans wanted too much,
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offering too little in return. >> basically they wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety. and we couldn't do that. they were willing to denuke a large portion of the areas that we wanted. but we couldn't give up all of the sanctions for that. >> reporter: the president for now forced to accept north korea as a nuclear power while pointing to one area of agreement. >> one of the things importantly that chairman kim promised me last night is regardless he's not going to do testing of rockets and nuclear. not going to do testing. so, you know, i trust him and i take him at his word. >> reporter: the day started with the promise of a deal to get rid of the regime's nuclear weapons. >> chairman kim are you ready to denuclearize? >> reporter: if i am not willing to do that kim said through an interpreter, i won't be here right now. >> good answer. wow. that might be the best answer you have ever heard. >> yeah i think we had very very productive discussions. and the relationship is as good
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as its ever been. better. i think better. >> reporter: despite the diplomatic breakdown the president showered praise on his counterpart. one of the world's most notorious tyrants. >> he's quite a guy and quite a character. and i think our relationship is very strong. >> president trump also insisting he didn't believe kim was responsible for the death of american student otto warmbier. >> he felt badly about it. i did speak to him. he knew the case very well. but he knew it later. and in those prisons and those camp, you have a lot of people. and some really bad things happened to otto. some really really bad things. but he tells me that he didn't know about it. and i will take him as his word. >> reporter: this morning the prospects for another summit remain uncertain. >> we'll see if it happens. it happens. i have not commit. >> that did end abruptly. the big question, will there be another meeting. >> the president saying a possible next meeting may in his words not be for a very long
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time. also this morning aboard air force one, president trump according to south korean media spoke by phone with south korea's president asking president moon to actively help mediate future talks with the north korean leader. president trump now on his way back to washington. hoda back to you? peter, thank you. >> during his news conference in vietnam the president also hit back at michael cohen and congress in the wake of yesterday's explosive nine hours of tm on alcohcapitol hill. is that going to impact the accusations against the president? >> reporter: good morning. president trump's long time former fixer michael cohen is back behind closed doors on capitol hill for his third and final day of marathon testimony. his blistering public comments wednesday captivating the nation. the question now is cohen's immaculate more political or
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legal? >> reporter: overnight the president at a press conference in hanoi following his press conference speaking out for the first time about the cohen hearing. >> it is very interesting. i tried to watch as much as i could. >> hinting out at the timing of the testimony. >> i've been a little bit busy. but i think having a fake hearing like that and having it in the middle of this very important summit is really a terrible thing. >> reporter: the president not responding to some of his former attorneys more explosive claims instead highlighting cohen's comments about collusion with russia. >> he lied a lot but it was very interesting because he didn't lie about one thing. he said no collusion with the russian hoax. and i was a little impressed by that frankly. he could have gone all out. he only went about 95% instead of 100%. >> reporter: it comes just hours after the fireworks on capitol hill. >> i know what mr. trump is.
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he is a racist. he is a con man. and he is a cheat. >> reporter: president trump's allies attempting to do damage control. >> the first takeaway is michael cohen is delusion. >> well, michael cohen admitted the president never directed him to lie. >> reporter: the president's former attorney unleashing on him in a block buster seven and a half hour hearing. >> in concealing mr. trump is's illicit acts rather than listening to my own conscience. >> reporter: he says the president committed a criminal act in house reimbursing con for hush money payments to stormy daniels. cohen says the president even asked him to lie to melania trump about the whole thing. >> and lying to the first lady is one of my biggest regrets because she's a kind good person. >> reporter: cohen also alleging
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then president trump knew about the e-mails before they were dumped by wikileaks and added that mr. trump indirectly encouraged him to mislead concentration annual negotiations around building a the trump tower in moscow which cohen says lasted well into the campaign. cohen is headed to prison after pleading guilty to tax and financial crimes. republican lawmakers pouncing on his testimony. >> you don't know truth from falsehood. you're a pathological liar. >> and grilling cohen over his motivates. >> you wanted to work in the white house you didn't get brought to the dance. >> reporter: tensions boiling over. >> that's not what i said and you know. >> reporter: also calling his former boss a racist. >> and he told me that black people would never vote for him because they were too stupid. >> reporter: that prompting republican mark meadows to bring up lynn patton. an african american former
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member of the trump organization. >> you made some very demeaning comments about the president that ms. patton doesn't agree with. in fact it has to do with your claim of racism. she says that as a daughter of a man born in birmingham, al, that there is no way that she would work for an individual who was racist. >> reporter: the moment drawing quick backlash on line and criticism from fellow lawmakers. >> the fact that someone would actually use a prop, a black woman in this chamber in this committee is alone racist in itself. >> mr. chairman i ask that her words -- >> reporter: patton speaking out this morning on fox news. >> would you ever work for a racist. >> never. there is no amount of money in the world that you could pay me to work for a racist. >> cohen highlighting the day's the theatrics when asking why he's speaking out now.
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>> i protected mr. trump for 10 years. i can only warn people the more people that follow mr. trump as i did blindly, are going to suffer the same consequences that i'm suffering. >> reporter: and in another headline grabbing moment cohen was asked if there is any other wrong doing or illegal act that he's aware of regarding president trump. cohen answered yes but added he couldn't go into detail because it is being investigated by prosecutors in new york. bottom line cohen dangled the possible there could be more to come. savannah, hoda? >> thank you. and with that we bring in nbc news legal analyst arie melbourne who watched it all day long. >> nine hours of tm. lot of drama as we saw. and as i was watching i was thinking what are we learning? what did people take way from that whole show. >> this was extraordinary. it is the first time we've heard someone this close to donald trump and a mueller witness speak under oath in public. we learned he has evidence of the lengths donald trump went to
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cover up the hush payments. we learned donald trump jr. was directly involved, signing the checks. and we learned that the investigations are far from over. that michael cohen whose a cooperating witness to mueller has been providing that material and that's why they continue to rely on him. >> obviously he came to the hearing with some --. he's pled guilty many two different jurisdictions. was he able to overcome that? were democrats able to rehabilitate him so to speak. does the corroborative evidence in some ways enhance his credibility. >> i think that he brought so much evidence and that republicans mostly attacked him in broad strokes was helpful to him and revealing. this one is pretty simple, savannah. he was once charged with lying to congress. if he did that yesterday we would expect sooner or later he'll be charged again. if he's not charged that tells you do independent investigator whose handle this, not some of the partisans on the committee
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found yesterday's testimony to be credible. and that is why the hearings for sometimes people who get overwhelmed or even scynical. these hearings to tter. there is a process to fact check and people who lie get charjds. >> thank you very much. also this morning, the first lady of virginia is facing allegations of the racial insensitivity just weeks after her husband was caught up in a scandal over a controversial yearbook photo. jeff bennett has the story. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the first lady of virginia stood by her husband's side earlier this month as he tried to move beyond that controversy over a racist photo in his medical school yearbook. but now she's facing criticism this morning footwork axes construed as racially offensive. pam northam gave her daughter and another black student balls of cotton before asking them to imagine being enslaved.
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this morning the virginia governor's mansion facing a new allegation of racial insensitivity. this time its first lady pam northam who is under fire over an incident that allegedly took place during a tour of the executive mansion's old slave quarters. according a letter by the dispatch, mrs. northam upset an 8 grader. in a separate letter, the first laid handed cotton to her and another african american child while asking them to, "imagine being an enslaved person." walker's daughter describing it as beyond inappropriate, especially considering recent events with the governor. the letters were first reported by the washington post. mrs. northam telling nbc news i have provided the same educational tour to other visitors over the last few months and used a variety of
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artifacts and agricultural crops. i regret that i upset anyone. telling nbc news she's extremely disappointed. all this as pam northam's husband governor ralph northam continues to ignore calls h.r. fizz resignation over that racist photo on his medical school yearbook page. he did admit he once darkened his skin to dress up like michael jackson for a dance contest. it was the first lady who stopped him from showing off his skills during a free wheeling press conference. >> are you still able to move like that? >> my wife says inappropriate circumstances. >> reporter: just the latest controversy confronted virginia's taupe elected liters. the state's attorney general trying to bounce back from h
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his -- a spokesperson denies she singled out black students during the tour. and a -- cotton was handed out to everyone in the group. the governors office tells me that pam northam reached out to lee what yauk walker and her daughter to apologize in person but has not heard back yet. hoda, saf savannah. >> another story we're watching. >> wide spread flooding forces thousands in northern california to vacuate after record rains from a parade of storms there. and officials say the worst is yet to come. nbc's joe friar is no forestville. forestville is about 50 miles north of san francisco. joe, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you can see behind me the some of the damage. earliest mates say about 2,000 buildings have been flooded along the river. now sonoma county is declared a local emergency and in one town they are totally surrounded by water.
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along california's surging rushing river. it is now an island. the rising waters creep higher submerging buildings and cars. >> this is the pool area. >> at the r3 hotel the usually aqua colored pool was overtaken by flood waters. >> the whole resort is under water. >> reporter: neighboring communities are not fairing much better with mandatory evacuations in two dozen cities. estimated at least 1800 are stranded as the river swells ten feet above swell stage. >> this morning we had a backyard. now we don't. >> reporter: the floods follow two days of record breaking rain. a slow moving river that drenched much of california. nearly six inches in santa rosa in 24 hours, the largest single day rainfall on record. >> we need the rain but it is also a little intimidating to have this amount. >> to the north some had to be rescued from their cars. in forestville the street known
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as river road is all river, no road. one of the only ways to get around is by kayak. we found richard kolos making a supply run. >> i didn't think it was going to get this deep this week. >> reporter: in the region its now turned from wine to water. >> so many people in this area are vulnerable. >> reporter: the river did crest overnight and now it is slowly starting to recede. but the waters are not expected to drop below flood stage. until some time tomorrow. back to you guys. >> all right joe. thank you. let's bring in al now. there are other rough spots for the weather as well. your first weather from us. a quick look right now. the good news for california. all that rain is moving out so they will get a break there. we had the quick mover move through the northeast. light snow this morning. moving out of boston. that's good news. another system now out of the southeast.
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this is going bring late week rain and know. icy conditions, southern illinois. parts of tennessee into the northeast through fried. the showers move out late friday. not too bad down through the south. about a half inch to inch of rain. and snowfall in the mountains of virginia and west virginia maybe two or three inches. that will be a quick-hitter. but we are watching another storm developing over the weekend. out of the rockieses and reform through texas. and then push up saturday into sunday. snow from mo all the way up into the upstate new york. heavy rain along the coast with some icing. we're looking for generally about one to two inches possible. a moderate art of snow through central isle. indiana, o (baby crying) ♪ ♪hold on, i'm comin' ♪hold on, i'm comin'
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♪hold on don't you worry,♪ ♪i'm comin' ♪here we come, hold on♪ ♪we're about to save you i'm comin', yeah♪ ♪hold on don't you worry,♪ ♪i'm comin' good morning, i'm kari hall. we continue microclimate alert as flooding continues even though the storm is out of the bay area we're dealing with after effects of that. now breaks in clouds over the south bay. live look outside in san jose with temperatures today that will be reaching into the mid-50s and some upper 50s in a few spots. our break continues through tomorrow and more rain in the forecast saturday into sunday. r. hoda? >> al, thank you. coming up, michael jackson's brothers speak out. >> he's not here to defend himself. i'm not going to let this happen. >> what they're now saying about the troubling claims in that
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you see flood panels along the businesses. it's just a question of how long before the water recede. we into to a woman who runs a marriage therapist office at the end of the street. she's concerned because she has clients in crisis who need to see her and she needs a paycheck. to have the water get down, the sooner the better for her and everyone. reporting live, bob redell, sebastopol. kari. >> we're expecting it to stay above flood stage even though the rain moved away from the bay area. as we go into the next several days, a chance to dry out although we will keep clouds overhead. our next storm will be arriving early saturday morning with scattered showers going throughout saturday into sunday. i'll be tracking that. let's get an update on the commute for mike. >> better news. even though we have roadways building volume, eastbound 580 we got word all lanes are cleared after a crash -- the
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we're back at 7:30. it's thursday morning, 28th of february, 2019. there he is. sully the service dog will be getting his new mission after his faithful service to president george h.w. bush. ahead, jenna is going to join us. she'll tell us all about what's next for sully. >> fresh off the exclusive interview with us last week. >> looking forward to that. a quick check of the headlines. president trump is on his way back to washington, d.c. this morning. his summit with kim jong-un cut short after the two parties failed to reach an agreement. a signing ceremony and lunch abruptly cancelled. president trump says the north koreans wanted too much. >> they wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety, and we
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couldn't do that. they were willing to denuke a large portion of the areas that we wanted, but we couldn't give up all of the sanctions for that. so we continue to work, and we'll see. >> the president did say the meeting ended with a handshake and that kim pledged not to do any testing of rockets or missiles. meanwhile, president trump is speaking out for the first time about the explosive testimony by his former personal attorney michael cohen. the president says cohen, quote, lied about so many different things. but he says his former fixer was telling the truth when he told congress there was no collusion between trump's presidential campaign and russia. on wednesday, cohen called mr. trump a con man, a cheat, and a racist in a marathon public hearing. cohen will be on the hill today in a closed session. an alaska airline was forced to make an unscheduled landing because of a mysterious odor.
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passengers reported having trouble hearing. four crew members were taken to the hospital. four others were evaluated at the airport. plane was taken out of service, and passengers were rebooked. the cause of the odor is under investigation. michael jackson's family is again hitting back at explosive claims being made about the late pop star in the "leaving neverland" documentary. natalie morales has more. >> the film airs this weekend on hbo. it has been a flashpoint of controversy since its premiere at sundance. jacks jackson's family called the film a one-sided hit job. now, they're speaking out on michael's behalf. >> today is your birthday. >> reporter: "leaving neverland" focuses on two boys who met michael jackson, and tell similar stories of how they say they were abused for years by
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the pop icon. >> told me if they ever found out what we were doing, he and i would go to jail. >> i know my brother. i know he's not like that. that's not michael jackson. i know him. he would never, ever do that to any kid or anyone. >> reporter: the jackson family said robson is lying. during the trial, robson was the first who testified in his defense. jackson was acquitted of all charges. >> he said michael jackson never did anything inappropriate. >> reporter: private investigator scott ross said he interviewed him expentensively before being called as a witness. >> there was a reason he was put up first. we believed he was the most credible. >> reporter: if robson had been lying, the story would have fallen apart during cross-examination. jackson was found not guilty. over the years, robson consistently defended and praised jackson in multiple interviews and public appearances. >> over 20 years, talking about how michael helped his life, how he was a great person to him,
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and he was his mentor. just great things. >> reporter: but that changed in 2013 when robson told "today" that what he said under oath in 2005 was actually a lie. the truth, he said, was much darker. >> he sexually abused me from 7 years old until 14. >> reporter: in "leaving nev neverland," james safechuck said the "today" show interview caused him to understand that jackson abused him, as well. >> he's not here to defend himself. i'm not going to let this happen. it's a lie, it's all a lie. it's about money. it's about greed and money. >> reporter: robson and safechuck say they weren't paid to appear in the documentary. >> i want to be able to speak the truth. >> reporter: director dan reid says the film is about their personal experience and defends not speaking to those who might challenge their accounts. writing, quote, we feel no need to include the opinions of people with no direct knowledge of what happened to those individuals. jackson's estate is suing hbo for $100 million, claiming the
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film violates a previous agreement to not defame michael jackson. adding, michael is an easy target because he is not here to defend himself. the law does not protect the deceased from defamation, no matter how extreme the lies are. hbo responded despite the desperate lengths to undermine the film, our plans remain unchanged. jackson's family said safechuck and robson are hoping the publicity around "leaving neverland" will benefit their civil lawsuits against jackson's media companies. >> the lawsuits filed against jacks jackson's estate media companies were dismissed before the documentary was made because the statute of limitations expired. both men are appealing the rulings. >> understand you've seen some of this documentary. what do you think is going to happen when it airs sunday? >> let me tell you guys, it is very, very hard to watch. it is methodical. it is detailed. it is a very graphic account of the years long relationships that robson and safechuck claim
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they had with michael jackson. this is their story. it is damning. it makes a devastating case against michael jackson. it left audiences at sundance stunned. you will be, as well. you're going to struggle with how you feel about jackson and his legacy. it's not a salacious documentary. these are two men struggling to this day, and it is very painful, painful for them to try to tell their story. the viewer is going to have to decide if they choose to believe them or not. >> all right. natalie morales for us in los angeles. thank you. >> we'll have a lot more, natalie, on the film and the controversy surrounding it when its director will join us tomorrow for a live interview on toad "today." >> time to switch gears and go to mr. roker. >> february is in the record books. as we go through the records, it's been a little difficult. in fact, record snowfall for seattle, for las vegas, minneapolis. minneapolis, snowiest on record.
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down south, it's been so wet, record rainfall. 27 cities, all-time wettest february. nashvil nashville, 13 inches. almost 13 inches for knoxville. 300% of normal rainfall for knoxville. 354% for nashville. and we've got colder air coming in as march getting ready to march its way in. billings is going to be way below normal. boston at 32. birmingham above normal. as we get to friday, the cold air marches south. paducah, 4 to 5 degrees below normal. d.c., 42. the weekend, chicago, 18. lexington, 42. tyler, texas, down to 48 degrees. 9 in denver. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. our microclimate weather alert continues due to the flooding in the north bay, even though the storm has moved out of the bay area, we get a chance to dry out
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million on paper. the company putting its faith in the media mogul's proven popularity to provide another spark hoping her pull will turn things around. >> she has an influence on people and can convince people to spend their money somewhere. >> the oprah effect worked when she first signed on to weight watchers. shares of the company hitting a record high in july of last year. since then plunging 81% as millennials increasing turn to social media and apps for health tips. in an effort to ride the wellness wave weight watchers rebranded itself as ww in september of 2018 shifting their focus from weight loss to overall health and well being. >> i've had a better life since being a part of the ww family. >> welcome to ww. >> hi. thank you. i'm so excited. >> the company recently brought in kate hudson but the move
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brought backlash. >> people out there were like kate hudson -- >> that's the myth busting of what is ww. it's a community of people to understand their health better. holistically. >> a lot of star power but is it enough for a bounce back on wall street? >> oprah winfrey has a challenge here which is to get americans to sort of think differently about weight watchers, and to come back to this brand. >> though despite the losses on wall street oprah, by the way, is still way ahead over her initial investment. this is the biggest time of the year for companies like this. the new year. they are supposed to bring people in. >> so much competition in that space now. >> the way we all consume this stuff right now. especially millennials. they are on apps. they are not doing necessarily a weight loss plan. they are looking for wellness
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final months. >> good morning. we all love sully dearly and so grateful for his devotion and care of my grandfather. we wish him all the best on his new mission caring for veterans. >> for us and for the entire bush family we know this is exactly where sully needs to be. >> sully begins his newest mission and assigned to help care for veterans at walter reed. bittersweet moment as sully was the faithful companion to our grandfather during the final months of his life. he's beloved by everybody in our family. we're so grateful for his service, devotion and mission complete. sully was assigned to my grandfather after the passing of my grandmother first lady barbara bush. he was provide by the america's vet organization which trains service dogs to help vets with daily tasks. >> they can pull wheelchairs. get you dressed, undressed. push elevator buttons.
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>> sully was named for sully sullenberger who successfully landed a plane in the hudson river. >> sully come. >> he got the -- to meet the namesake last week. it was my girls who were the most excited to reconnect with their old friend. >> sully. >> what do you have to say sully. >> hi. >> oh, my god. >> he loves you too. >> sully, h.w. bush. >> sully is joining 200 dogs at water reed helping wounded soldiers and hospital patients on their road to recovery. >> it was very important to president bush that sully caring on serving veterans. so he chose that sully wouldn't work for one individual person. but that he would serve many veterans. >> for my family it's comforting
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good thursday morning. right now 7:56. our microclimate weather alert continues as we track flooding in the north bay. an update in a minute. we're getting a chance to dry out, breaks in the clouds. the rain out of the bay area, still sierra snow. we will see mostly cloudy skies throughout the day and into tomorrow as well and then a new round of showers will return on saturday starting early in the morning and will be off and on throughout the day and gradually tapering off on sunday. mondays another break from the rain but potentially a new atmospheric river moving in tuesday to wednesday that could bring in heavy rain. meantime we're going to take advantage of the dry period with san francisco in the mid-50s. there will be rain in your
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weekend forecast and we'll have more updates on that. let's head over to mike for a look at the commute. >> talking about a break in the clouds, light here. i've been scanning the area, no incidents just traffic. westbound 580 that sorted itself out. eastbound direction of that crash cleared earlier today about a half hour ago. looking east shore slow across golden gate fields and bridge toll plaza, 101 past sfo, south bay 101 and 87 as well as 85 all seeing slowing. back to you. >> thanks, mike. happening now parts of the north bay still under water from major flooding by the rest storm. people in sebastopol talking about the storm like they have never seen before. one shopping area has water receding. the latest on the facebook page. two deadly crashes miles apart on the east bay freeway.
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in one cases they caught fire. in another trapped under a big rig. four people died on those two crashes. details and video from each scene. but the aftermath of this week )s storms is still being felt. we )re back live in the flood- stricken north bay. plus--a first look inside san francisco )s newest hospital. the new technology that will be used w >> a break from the rain. >> the aftermath ft storm felt. we're back live in the flood stricken north bay. >> a look inside san francisco's newest hospital. the new technology used when the next big earthquake hits. >> tomorrow from 4:30 to 7:00.
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♪ it is 8:00 on "today." coming up, breaking overnight, no deal. >> sometimes you have to walk, and this was just one of those times. >> president trump on his way home after abruptly ending his nuclear summit with north korean dictator kim jong-un. >> they were willing to give us areas but not the ones we wanted. >> just hours earlier, michael cohen's explosive testimony on capitol hill. >> he is a racist. he is a con man. and he is a cheat. >> we're live from washington and vietnam with the latest. plus, hidden online dangers. a look at the disturbing online trend aimed at children.
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>> we're scared because i have three kids. i can't watch all three devices at the same time. >> so does the momo challenge encourage violent behavior? this morning, what parents need to know. and tell me something, gaga. the oscar winner opens up about that moment at the academy awards. >> people started saying, oh, they must be dating. they must be in love. >> what the singer is revealing about the performance and her relationship with bradley cooper, today, thursday, february 28th, 2019. ♪ youngblood do you want it >> good morning to our families in atlanta, georgia. >> from the golden state to the big apple, hi, grandkids! >> good morning to my kids, freida and jack, and all of noblesville, indiana. >> from the sunshine state to freezing new york city. >> good morning, "today," from swanton, ohio, enjoying my
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coffee after the kids go to school. >> from palm beach gardens, florida. >> on "today"! >> nice crowd outside today. welcome back, everybody. it's thursday. we're happy that you are here joining us on this fine morning. >> good morning. nice and sunny out there. >> it is. we have a lot to get to. we'll get started with your news at 8:00. president trump headed home from his summit in vietnam without a deal to curb north korea's nuclear threat. he'll return to face fallout over michael cohen's testimony. we have complete coverage from the white house and vietnam. but we're going to start with nbc chief white house correspondent hallie jackson. she's in hanoi. hallie, good morning. >> reporter: hoda, good morning to you. after traveling halfway around the world, president trump is now on his way back to washington empty handed. his summit cut surprisingly short with no deal, but no dent, apparently, in his relationship with kim jong-un. the sticking point with kim turned out to be sanctions here.
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north korea wanted them lifted, but the u.s. says pyongyang simply would not offer enough in return toward denuclearization. so they walked away. >> he has a certain vision, and it's not exactly our vision but it's a lot closer than it was a year ago. i think, you know, eventually, we'll get there. but for this particular visit, we decided that we had to walk, and we'll see what happens. >> reporter: now, the president still praised what he called his strong relationship with kim, calling the dictator quite a guy, and says he believed kim's claim that he didn't know about what happened to american student otto warmbier, who died after being imprisoned in north korea, until after his death. north korea is one of the world's worst human rights abusers. as for the potential for a third summit, the president says there are no plans for that. adding the next meeting with kim might not happen, in his words, for a long time. the president is set to arrive back at the white house late tonight. hoda? >> hallie jackson in hanoi,
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vietnam, thanks. the president's former attorney, meanwhile, michael cohen, will spend a third day on capitol hill today. that's where he attacked his former boss on wednesday as a con man and a cheat and brought evidence, he says, that backs it up. kristen walker with a closer look at the potentially damaging testimony. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. just before leaving vietnam, president trump responded for the first time to the michael cohen hearing, slamming democrats for holding it while he was on that diplomatic trip. in his blistering testimony wednesday, cohen said the president committed a criminal act in office by reimbursing him for the hush money payments to stormy daniels, supporting the claim with a $35,000 check cohen says was signed by the president. but on the question of whether mr. trump colluded with russia, cohen said he had no direct knowledge of that, but has his suspicions. that prompted this reaction from the president overnight. >> he lied a lot, but it was very interesting because he didn't lie about one thing. he said no collusion with the
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russian hoax. >> reporter: cohen, who testified for more than seven hours, also said the president was aware of those hacked democratic e-mails before they were dumped by wikileaks. he excoriated his former boss. >> i know what mr. trump is. he is a racist. he is a con man. and he is a cheat. >> reporter: cohen is back on capitol hill today for his third and final day of marathon testimony. this one behind closed doors. savannah? >> kristen, thank you. the house has passed a major gun control bill for the first time in more than two decades. it would require background checks for all commercial gun sales, including those at gun shows and online. the house will take up a second bill that would give the fbi ten business days to complete a background check instead of the current three. but both measures face strong opposition in the senate.
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relief efforts are under way in northern california, where an overflowed river flooded homes on wednesday. record rainfall has pushed the river to its high level in 25 years. entire towns have been cut off year, reachable only by boat. sonoma county declared a state of emergency. 4,000 people were ordered to evacuate. some had to be rescued from their homes and cars. water levels started to recede but are not expected to drop below flood stage until sometime tomorrow. we've got our news all covered. i got a boost for you guys. here we go. an oklahoma mom told her son he was getting something special for doing well in school. so let the drama build. cash turner's mom blindfolded him and then asked him to guess whose hat she had given him to hold. >> do you know whose hat that is? >> neil parker's? >> do you like it? >> yes. >> or do you like that surprise? >> what's up, dude? >> turned out to be his big brother. made a surprise trip home after
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is behind the challenge and how to protect your kids from its disturbing message. >> reporter: its name sounds innocent enough, but for parents, the fear incited by the momo challenge is very real. >> we're scared because i have three kids. i can't watch all three devices at the same time. is she scary? >> yes. >> reporter: bianna becerra says her daughter, adaline, mentioned momo this week while watching tv together. >> i said, baby adaline, who is momo? that's when she goes, that's the scary lady. you know, she has big eyes, long black hair, and a white face. so that's when my heart dropped. >> reporter: the alarming image of a bug-eyed woman with stringy hair and the body of a bird first surfaced on the internet last summer but has recently gone viral again. according to reports, momo allegedly uses messaging platforms like facebook's what's app to compel young people to take part in dangerous
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activities, from stabbing people and taking pills to suicide. the challenge also allegedly asks users to provide photo evidence of the completed tasks. if they don't comply, they receive a message threatening to hurt them. so far, no law enforcement officials have reported any injuries or deaths linked to the challenge. some critics, like the fact-checking website snope, says momo is a hoax, tracing the photo to a japanese sculpture called mother bird. many parents are worried and have taken to the internet to voice their concerns and warn about momo's spread to sites like facebook and youtube. kim kardashian posted a plea on social media tuesday, asking youtube to please help. in a statement to nbc news, youtube says it has found no evidence of the challenge on its site, but says it violates policy and would be removed immediately. facebook tells nbc news, we don't allow the promotion of
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self-injury or suicide and will remove it when reported. >> this is not a modern day chain letter. this is a real challenge to childhood. it's a completely inappropriate and disturbing message and image that's spreading virally. >> reporter: the perceived danger of the momo challenge highlighting parents' concerns about their children's online activity. >> parents need to be aware of the content. set limits. quite honestly, as a parent today in this 24/7 media environment, set limits for your children. >> it is disturbing and concerning, and no one is sure who is behind the momo challenge. common sense media says parents can take steps to protect their kids online. teach them not to contact strangers online. they can enable privacy settings on your child's devices. you can download apps to monitor internet use and activity. of course, you can keep computers and video games in shared family spaces. this is all hoping to protect your kids from this challenge. >> like you said, you can pop up in the middle of something.
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>> terrifying. smash my kid's ipad when i get home. >> you can do that, too. >> it's like you're patching pepa pig or something, and something pops into the screen? >> it sounds like it is popping up and giving you a directive. take pills or kill yourself. >> disgusting. >> the concerning part is they're asking to show photos of the completed task. this child was 3. >> they can't trace this? >> good question. >> they don't know who is behind it or where it is coming from. >> i hope folks heard the part about, if you see it, report it. >> your kids can go down the rabbit hole on the internet. my kids watch youtube. on the right side of the screen are other videos. if you turn away, all of a sudden, london was watching a world war ii documentary. how did this happen? >> that's why you have to keep your eyes on them. that's hard. >> don't let them listen with headphones, too. at least you can hear it. >> morgan, thank you. al, a check of the weather. >> let's see what we have going on.
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you can see, we have some wet weather making its way down through the southeast. showers, thunderstorms in atlanta. maybe airport delays there. icy conditions coming through missouri through central and southern illinois. that'll push through. we have cold air coming in from the plains. teens and 20s in the central plains to the upper mississippi river valley. 70s through the southwest. 70s and 80s through florida. gorgeous there. sunny and warm through florida today. sunshine in the northeast. few leftover showers as you make your way to new england. mid mississippi river valley, icy and snow as the storm comes out of the rockies. this will make its way across country and eventually into the northeast on sunday into monday. that's what's going good morning. i'm kari hall. we are still in a microclimate weather alert monitoring the receding flooding in the north bay. in san jose, mostly cloudy skies and the storm has moved out.
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we will have a new storm arriving early saturday morning and then tame erg off on sunday. there is the potential that we could see another round of heavy rain for the ilgd middle of nex week. >> and that's your latest weather. guys? >> thank you, al. pop start time. >> all right. >> i have to get that momo challenge image out of my head. >> i'm with you. >> frightening. first up, we thought -- if you thought we were done talking about "a star is born," you'd be wrong. on jimmy kimmel live, lady gaga sat down for her first interview since winning the award. jimmy asked her about that performance with bradley that had everybody talking. >> it was such an emotion -- you had a connection with bradley, that instantly, and i guess this is a compliment, people started saying, oh, they must be dating. they must be in love. >> okay. first of all, like social media, quite frankly, is the toilet of the internet. it was so important to both of
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us that we were connected the entire time. i mean, look, i've had my arms wrapped around tony bennett for three years touring the world. when you're singing love songs, that's what you want people to feel. i'm an artist. i guess we did a good job. fooled ya. >> anybody buying that? >> i don't know. >> i'm kidding. >> i buy it. >> they're good actors. >> exactly. >> i don't know. >> in the moment. >> they're actors. >> we maybe want them or were projecting that. >> exactly. >> either way, there you go. >> especially craig. >> yes. yesterday, "a star is born" listen re will be rereleased in theaters with 12 minutes of extra clips that didn't make it to the final film. it'll be in theaters for one week. including this one. ♪ something we can both get over ♪ ♪ oh, i'll still believe in love ♪ ♪ time goes by
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♪ i'll keep winning, keep losing till i die ♪ >> there you go. good stuff there. "a star is born" returns to select theaters tomorrow. up next, more news from the beverly hills "90210" reboot. a few weeks ago, tori spelling confirmed on "access" the iconic show is coming back. the reboot has been picked up by fox. it'll go by the name "90210." jenny garth, tori spelling, all confirmed to return for the reboot. in fox's press release, they're trying to explain the story line for the revival. warning, it is a little hard to follow. quote, having gone their separate ways since the original series ended, one of them suggests it is time to get a beverly hills "90210" reboot up and running. getting it going may make for even more of a delicious soap than the reboot itself. >> what? >> reality show? >> no, it's scripted drama, but they're going to be playing
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themselves, like their real-life self. they're not going to be playing their characters. it'll be about putting this reboot together. follow that? >> show within a show? >> correct. >> doesn't sound like it'll be very good. >> it is set to air this summer. what? >> doesn't sound like it'll be very good. >> might see megan fox. >> is she in it? >> i don't know. green, playing himself. >> oh, right. other news, carrie underwood celebrated his birthday yesterday, celebrating with the normal birthday tune with a twist. ♪ happy birthday to you ♪ happy birth bday to you ♪ ♪ happy birthday dear isaiah ♪ happy birthday to you >> let me have a hit of that. >> don't do it, kid. wait a few more years. isaiah got a kick out of that.
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underwood hang happy birthday while cuddling isaiah's younger brother, born last month. uncle's al's series "cold cuts." al piles on the questions with the multi-talented terry crews. >> top three co-stars you'd love to work with. >> oh, my god. oh, that's a lot. okay. you know, i want to do something with will ferrell. i mean, something deep. denzel washington. i think i could see tom cruise. see the title? cruz's crew. >> that's a billion dollars right there. that's a billion dollars in box office. tom and terry, t. crews. oh, my gosh. >> what does he make? what does he eat? >> intermittent fastest and works on keto. he made basically a sandwich with cheddar cheese and ham. >> it was good? >> very good. >> watch that at today.com/food,
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guys. got a click for us? >> time for the click today. all right. this winter, minnesotians captured historic snow. teresa steps into her garage and slowly opens the door. look at this. wall of snow behind the garage door. there's a little room at the top, the light peers in there. >> wow. >> crazy. >> that is a prison of snow right there. let's go to the front door. >> wow. >> there's the front door. can't get out. eventually, a truck showed up to help the family break out. >> oh, my gosh. >> i think the most interesting part of the story, the lady's name is teresa. her last name, for real, is blizzard. >> come on. >> get out. >> last name is blizzard. >> really? >> impressive. >> thank you, carson. still ahead, the surprising place to book your next trip if you want to save big. coming up after a look at your local news and weather. good mor.
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i )m ... our breaking news - parts of the north bay very good morning to you. it is 8:26. breaking news we're covering, parts of the north bay still under water after major flooding from this week's storms."today forestville one of the hardest hit areas. pete. >> reporter: that's right, good morning. we're standing here on river road, showing our viewer this is strunk structure all morning long. the water is definitely receding. i'd say a few feet since we've been reporting on this situation. of course the bigger issues are in a msonoma county.
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it crested at about 45 feet. 59 people were rescued all together, but they are saying that the water rose about 30 feet if tn two days but expecteo leave the flood stage by friday morning. and what about relief on the roadways? >> highway 37 has that closure because of flooding. and south bay very nice, a crash southbound 101, unusual slowing. rest of the bay sorting itself out nightly. crashes cleared from 101 and 92.
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we are back now. it is 8:30. it's thursday. guys, it is the 28th day of february. >> right. >> that's it. put a fork in it. february is done. what? >> what's happening? this is the last day? >> march is tomorrow. >> then spring. >> we have something to celebrate today? >> what's that? >> i'll introduce you to some of my closest friends, brooke and lily. i hear you're turning how old today? >> 11. >> how old are you turning? >> 11. >> wait a minute, you're twins? >> yes. >> yes. >> where are you from? >> we are from palm beach. >> how do you like this weather? >> it's cold. >> it's cold. pretty cold.
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>> yes, it's cold. are you grandma jane? >> i am. >> what brings you to our neck of the woods? >> we have waited a long time to go see "hamilton." >> you'll be in the room where it happened. that's from the play. you'll know after you see it. happy birthday, girls. >> thank you. >> happy birthday, ladies. >> thanks for seeing us. >> enjoy the show. >> double digits. coming up on a thursday morning, looking for a bargain on your family's next vacation? maybe you should take a trip to a certain big box store. we'll explain on our new series, vacation confidential. all right. the great mark bitman is here with a brilliant new concept. same dish, three ways. satisfy everyone you're cooking for. the week night way, the fancy way. >> we like that. third hour of "today," lessons learned. two men wrongly convicted of crimes will be here to share how they are actually moving on after decades behind bars.
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first, mr. roker, you have our check of the weather. >> let's take a look at your weekend ahead. here's what we have. for friday, looking at wet weather along the southeastern atlantic coast. mild highs in texas. snow in the upper great lakes. saturday, california rain moves in. arctic express coming in with cool air. springtime highs in florida. on sunday, we're looking for more severe storms through the gulf and into the mid-mississippi river valley. freezing cold through the plains. sunshine through the southwest. look for a lot of snow stretching from missouri all the way on up into the northeast as a potent winter storm may actually start to form. that's what's going on around th good morning. i'm kari hall. it is nice to see the sunshine and the floodwaters in the north bay will gradually recede today. here is a live look at the golden gate bridge. and we are seeing the storm moving well away from the bay area today and as we get some clearing, our high temperatures heading into the upper 50s, low
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60s tomorrow. and then a new round of rain will be coming in on saturday that will bring us some scattered showers into early sunday. and possibly another atmospheric river moving in by the middle of next week. >> and that's your latest weather. your 26th anniversary? >> 26th. >> what's your names? >> dave and ann. >> married when you were 12. >> appreciate that. >> give advice to these folks. it's your first vacation married. >> it is. >> congratulations. what's your names? >> erin and this is nicholas. >> what's the secret? >> love. >> there you go. excellent. i would have never thought of that one. back inside to you guys. >> al, thank you so much. with spring and summer almost here, we're kicking off a special series we are calling vacation confidential. >> all right. i like the sound of it. we're letting you in on a little known secret about one of your favorite wholesale clubs. i can't believe this. gadi schwartz, you're going to shock people today.
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>> that's right. good morning. spring break is around the corner, and so many of us are searching for the good deals to get away. if you're looking for fun in the sun, look no further. this morning, i'm about to let you in on a big travel secret that could save you and your family hundreds of dollars on your next vacation. >> reporter: the deals look amazing. a four-night cruise in the bahamas, under $300. all inclusive getaways. even an african safari. guess where you'll find all these deals? at costco, your one-stop shop for everything in bulk also offering deep discounts for travel. we even found bargains on hotels across the country. costco goes luxury, too. this looks great. right in the middle of wine country. i book a two-night stay through costco at the mission inn and spa for a listed price of $622.28, tax included. but check this out, this is the hotel's website. here, $661.51. the same exact room, same two
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nights. here, it's more expensive. take a look at the fine print. a few lines below the total, see that? it says, the total does not include daily resort fee of $35 per room, adding another $70 to your bill. when i get to the fairmont in sonoma. >> checking? >> first time with us? >> it is. >> looks like the prices on costco were cheaper than your website. >> mm-hmm. >> don't mind if i eavesdrop a little bit. >> reporter: we got her attention. i ask the big question. >> do you know why the prices are different? >> i unfortunately can't answer that question. >> reporter: when i check out the room -- voila, this is our room. it is very cute. we have shorthachardonnay on th here. we have this bathroom. huh, fancy. let's take a look at this view here. this is the view of the grounds.
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when i get a bill, a surprise. costco made a mistake. they doubled my resort fee. once corrected, my new total was $573.71. that means i actually saved $157.80 booking through costco. next stop -- welcome to cancun, mexico. i booked a three-night stay at this all-inclusive resort for a total of $610.98. bonus, the hotel transfer is included. just how good of a deal is this? on expedia, the all-inclusive rate at the same hotel, the same type of room, on the same exact dates is $1,033. same price on orbitz. get ready for booking.com. that's right, whopping 1 rkz1,$. double what i paid at costco. best part, i get all of this and this and this for a cheaper price than those other sites. finding you the most savings when booking your spring break
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vacation. >> wow. >> basic membership at costco is $60 per year. we reached out to the popular w websites to find out why prices were higher. they told us it's the hotels that determine pricing. several factors contributed to the prices, including time of year you'll be traveling and availability. some of those sites also offer to match a lower price. bottom line, shop around. >> that's amazing. >> i thought costco was for the big tubs of mayonnaise, but no. >> you can buy anything there. coffins. motorcycles. >> great birthday cakes, too. >> sure. >> jewelry. >> it's killer. >> #not an ad. >> very hard assignment. >> well played, sir. >> they had a dress code in the swimming pool. i had to abide. >> thank you, gadi. >> good info. coming up, a unique school with a creative and impactful approach to teaching kids their abcs. really cool story. sheinelle has it for us. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back with a great story tied to the past and the future to wrap up black history month. sheinelle jones is here with that. >> good morning, everybody. for young people, learning the abcs is a major milestone. we found a school down in washington, the roots activity learning center, using a piece of history to teach kids their letters and much more. ♪ b is for ball >> i always say, hug yourself. they are geniuses. they're the smartest things on the planet. ♪ possibilities >> reporter: like countless other children across the country, the preschoolers at the roots activity learning center in the nation's capital spend their mornings playing, singing, and learning their abcs. i am here because we love your abc cards on the wall. have you learned about your abcs yet? >> yeah. >> have you used the cards to learn letters?
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>> yes. >> those cards are 40 years old and just as important now than ever. >> yeah, they are. >> p is for? >> proud. >> proud. very good. >> reporter: take a closer look at the walls, and you'll see a blast from the past, with a very modern message. k is for kids. >> l is for learn. >> reporter: we've just done all of these letters. back in 1978, the school received these unique and, at the time, ground-breaking letter cards. the black abcs have a subtle difference. all of the pictures are of african-american children. do you think it matters, to have kids who look like them or adults who look like them in their learning material? >> all the time. in their books, everything. >> reporter: why? >> now they can see, their people are doing great things. they're just as excited to see and know their story as the history. up there is their story. it's our story. >> reporter: the classic cards line the walls in the classroom,
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and the kids love them. i love these pictures. don't you? do they remind you of anybody you know? >> yeah. >> reporter: which one? >> my brother. >> reporter: what do you think these cards give to the kids? >> a sense of well-being. a sense of empowerment. a sense of pride. a sense of accomplishment. they can see themselves within. >> reporter: a few of the cards are a little outdated. >> that little girl with the telephone, we pointed to it, and what is the little girl using? with the little kids today, the little children today didn't know what that was. >> reporter: the t for telephone? >> yes. >> reporter: because they're used to cell phones. 40 years later, they can still use the cards to learn their abcs, but it is also a history lesson. >> it is. >> reporter: how long do you hope the cards stay up on that wall? >> as long as the building. ♪ abcdefg ♪
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>> reporter: these letters stand for so much more for the preschoolers. >> we have so much hate out there. we have to learn to love each other, no matter what color. >> reporter: can that start with 3-year-olds? >> of course. it starts when they're born. they was born with a lot of love. yes, diversity is very important, but self-love is most. now, if you love yourself, and you have confidence in yourself, and you taught that from the day you were born, diversity is no problem. ♪ we love our school, oh, yeah >> cutis. principal flemmings says she has alums who come back saying how impactful having the letters in the classroom were for them. they say, are the cards still up? 40 years ago, she'd go to teacher supply stores and she had a hard time finding learning materials with african-american children. maybe in the background, let alone the star, right, where they owned the narrative. second of all, it is a good time for all of us to do a self-assessment.
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if you have kids or nieces and nephews, take a look at their books and dolls and learning materials. >> sure. >> it should be diverse, right? diversity starts at home, the value of diversity. >> 1966, we were given a black history textbook. it was the first time i learned about charles drew or any of these folks who had a major impact. we were not included in this country's history. >> for that age, for the 3-year-olds, peer to peer is important, for them to see themselves, so prophetic, how she said it is not his story, it's our story. >> teaching the value of diversity starts atsheinelle. >> savannah made a point, they should reproduce those. >> someone is working on that right now. >> i hope so. >> thanks, sheinelle. ahead, who is hungry? we have dinner for everybody. mark dittman is here. we'll teach a classic dish three ways. satisfy all sorts of eaters. first, this is "today" on nbc. ank you, sheinelle.th
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we are back with today food. mark bitman is taking a new approach to dinner, to give you more flexibility in the kitchen. it is called "cooking for everyone." from burgers to pizza, it is filled with 100 iconic dishes. each is made three ways. is that 300 reciprecipes? >> it is 300. >> back of the envelope math there. one for rushed week nights, another for folks on a vegan diet, and the third is when you have company, want to make it fancy, and you have time. >> right. >> congratulations. >> it is called "dinner for everyone." as much as i love you, it is called "dinner for everyone." >> what'd you say? >> cooking for everyone. >> oh, sorry. >> it is that, too. >> yes. >> what is it people want? people want fast week night dinners. people want more plant-based meals. people want to cook for the other people that they love. >> yes. it is a beautiful book. >> it contains all of those
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thi things. >> today, we have beef stroganoff three ways. >> one without beef. stroganoff. >> amazing. >> yeah. >> this is the speedy week night, right? >> right. ground beef. you add some onions, chopped onions. >> yup. >> can you throw that little bit of flour in there? >> mm-hmm. >> cook that until the onions are golden and soft, the usual. >> the meat will be fully cooked by the time it is done? >> it'll be fully cooked. >> what happens here? >> our flavorings, want to do this? >> i'll stir. >> i'll do it really fast. flavorings are tomato paste, paprika. >> i thought it was paprika. >> you can say that. >> would i be wrong? >> you would not be wrong. a little salt. >> okay. i'm cooking. i'm cooking. >> the magic ingredient, water. i think you can probably stop now. >> okay. >> we get the idea, right? >> okay. so you cook that.
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>> it looks like this. >> gotcha. >> so it's, you know, tomato sauce by thin, thin enough to cook egg noodles in. >> the dumb question, do i keep all my meat and stuff in there and add the noodles? >> everything is in here. >> okay. >> it is a thin heat tomato sauce. when you cook the noodles in it, it becomes saucy and beautiful. i mean, this whole -- obviously, we went fast, but the only thing in here that takes my time at all really is cooking the noodles. >> and the prep. >> you know, to make it stroganoff, you need sour cream. >> good. all right. now, i'm hogging you to myself. >> we have garnish. >> make a little greens. love it. >> fabulous. >> is it over? >> yeah. >> now it's you. >> can i taste yours? looks good. >> save the eating. >> i can't, bittman. we're doing a vegan version. >> what we have to do is get strong flavors in and mimic the
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sour cream. nicely browned mushrooms. >> what are those, leeks? >> and garlic. >> cool that until they're done. >> kale is the main ingredient there. >> kale. >> yeah. >> that's got real -- you okay with that? >> if you're not a kale fan, can you stick in other greens? >> you want a tough -- collards are good. mustard green. >> okay. >> you want something because there's no meat in here. >> right. >> mustard and paprika, wine and vegetable stock. >> or paprika. >> or paprika. either one or both. >> it comes down to this. >> it'll look like this. >> okay. >> to mimic the sour cream, to get that creaminess. >> what is that? >> bean puree. >> really, that does it? >> it does it. >> look how nice that is. >> is it good, hoda? >> mm-hmm. >> hoda is like starving. no matter what you gave her.
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>> portion control. i'll eat really good. >> this is the eating segment? i thought it was the cooking segme segment. silly me. >> super fancy. >> we make it with egg, pepper, a little water. think of them as mozza balls. >> can i think of them as nokke? >> they are like nokke, as well. there are ma way many ways to m and make them. >> these are a little brown. >> this is butter? >> just butter. we brown these at the same time as we brown some sirloin. slice that. >> i had a couple of these. you can tell. >> so we make a thick tomato sauce that's much like the first one we make, with sour cream, with onions, with tomatoes.
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>> you add the meat to the sauce? >> the meat goes into the sauce. i mean, i'm sorry. it goes on the plate. the sauce goes on top of it. >> want to try it? >> i do, yeah. >> basically, you have the carbohydrate, the pasta, and the protein. you can substitute a lot of these in and out? >> i mean, the cool -- everything here is really good, as you know, because you've been eating it. >> this is true. >> the really cool thing is, i think, the bean puree in the vegan version. >> is that your favorite one? >> it's like a trick. it is still a stroganoff. it has all of the characters of a stroganoff. >> this is good. >> my mom made it with egg noodles and the sour cream, the roast of some sort. it fell off the bone. so good, too. >> mark, thank you so much. what's the title of the book again? >> "dinner for everyone." >> "dinner for everyone." >> i owed you one. today.com/food if you want to know more. if you want more on the book, "dinner for everyone," go to
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today.com/shop. >> delicious. >> we're really eating. this is "today" on nbc. we're back in
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that about does it for us this morning. we have more great stories at tod today.com/all day. >> today all day. you can check out more of lady gaga and bradley cooper's just released yet unheard song from "a star is born" we talked about on pop start. also, the iconic gang from "sesame street" getting a fashionable makeover to celebrate the show's 50th anniversary. >> cool. >> all that and more. today.com/all day. and coming up next on the third hour, more of our abandon series. this morning, dylan goes to a theater that was once a glamorous slice of hollywood in smallto town usa. plus, two guys arrested and put in jail for a crime they didn't commit come out. we learn lessons about forgiveness and moving on.
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>> have a great day. everybody. we're a check of your local news, your weather, and these messages. >> nice talking to you. i )m - breaking news: even though the rain has now mostly moved good morning. it is 8:56. breaking news we're you covering even though the rain has mostly moved on, parts of the north bay still under water this morning. floodwaters are receding in anxious area hit hard. the bar lobarlow shopping distr
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road 6 feet above flood stage. people who live there say they have never seen anything like it. and russia river also seeing historic flooding. only way to get in to town is by bet or helicopter. crews say at least 59 people were rescued in sonoma county. so far no injuries or deaths reported. kari hall is tracking more wet weather that should arrive over the weekend. join us at midday, we'll have a complete update and you can link to more information on our home page. fwloo t the chp investigating two deadly crashes. in one case, an suv caught fire and another, four people died in the two. details from the scene. but the f
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this week )s storms is still being felt. we )re back live in the flood- stricken north bay. plus--a first look inside san francisco )s newest hospital. the new technology that will be used when the next big earthquake hits. tomorrow from 4:30 to 7.
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jacob soboroff is here. resemblance is striking. always good to have you here. also thursday which means sweet willie geist is here. >> al roker coined it years ago. i'll extend it to craig as wel >> tug

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