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facebook. i'll have a live after the show to get you caught up on what you may have ed, as well as behind the scenes. we'll be back at 7:25 with a live local update. try to keep school. good morning asleep on the job. good morning asleep on the job. the guards watching jeffrey epstein placed on leave. reports they were asleep for hours the night he took his life the prison warden reassigned a team of federal investigators set to arrive today. path of destruction. storms causing trucks to flip over dylan is tracking a new severe weather threat for millions today. on defense an nbc news exclusive on those immigration raids in mississippi. >> i think this was a textbook operation. >> and why a top white house
official is under fire for his comments on the statue of liberty. can you hear me now? facebook admits listening to some users' private investigation. and the guy who organized a group of people to storm area 51 and jay-z has a deal with the nfl. "today," august 14, 2019 >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, thanks for being with us on a wednesday morning. very interesting deal that jay-z made with the nfl and a lot of folks are hoping he'll book his wife beyonce ffor the halftime . big overnight developments
into the investigation into jeffrey epstein's death. officials are looking into whether prison guards were sleeping for hours that night. nbc's stephanie gosk is here with the details, steph, good morning. >> good morning, guys. that's right, a justice department official says an after-action team from the bureau of prisons is expected to arrive at the manhattan jail where epstein died, sometime this morning to try to determine what went wrong. >> reporter: this morning, growing questions surrounding jeffrey epstein's apparent suicide in his manhattan jail cell two law enforcement officials now telling nbc news investigators are looking into whether the guards responsible for checking on epstein at the time of his death were sleeping on the job logbooks now being examined to see if there are discrepancies compared to what is on the prison camera system the guards were supposed to check on epstein every 30 minutes. sources now saying there is a gap of several hours before epstein was found in his cell. as for the guards themselves, a person familiar with the
investigation now tells nbc news that one male employee who was working overtime when epstein died was not a full-fledged corrections officer. however, the employee had been a corrections officer there for seven years before he accepted a different job with better pay and better hours and had full training and experience as a corrections officer. >> we are now learning of serious irregularities at this facility that are deeply concerning >> reporter: attorney general william barr placing both of the guards on administrative leave and also reassigning the prison warden to another federal institution. >> stephanie, in the last two seconds we've got some breaking news about a lawsuit filed >> yes, we do. the big question all along is what were the victims going to be able to do once epstein took his life, what would be their legal resource jennifer arose, who you sat down
with, said jeffrey epstein raped her as a teenager. she filed a lawsuit that makes claims about ghislaine maxwell, allegedly an enabler of this alleged sex trafficking ring of underage girls the lawsuit includes three unnamed employees. you may remember the indictment against jeffrey epstein had three unnamed employees as part of it. this will be i think a model for some of these accusers going forward in how to take legal action against jeffrey epstein's estate >> right around the time we did that interview, she had filed some kind of anticipatory paperwork for a lawsuit against epstein. so as you say, it's very significant to see how some accusers are still going forward in the justice system absent him
by trying to bring in some of these alleged conspirators >> and it also raises a very big question of where is ghislaine maxwell. we have not heard from her, we have not seen her. her name is coming up more and more, guys >> thanks, steph another big story we're following, the weather powerful storms including several tornadoes caused damage yesterday and there is new threat of severe weather today dylan is in for al once again. dylan, what are we looking at? >> good morning, craig we're seeing severe weather pushing south. look at minnesota yesterday, this is ellendale, minnesota where we began to see funnel clouds dropping down from the clouds above yesterday we saw four reports of tornadoes in minnesota and three in colorado. we had 127 reports of wind damage expanding from the east coast back through the eastern rockies.
today, through the eastern rockies again is an area where we'll see strongest storms we could see hail up to two inches in diameter, wind gusts 60 miles per hour and greater. dry heat, temperatures ten to 15 degrees above average, now pushing down to the gulf coast not only will it be hot but humid, so it will feel like about 110 to 115 degrees in some of those areas like jacksonville, like pensacola, florida, new orleans shreveport will feel like 105, houston like 108 tomorrow, temperatures, feels-like temperature above 1oo. phoenix, 113 tomorrow, temperatures will still stay in that 115 to 120-degree range, exceptionally hot in your part of the country. >> i was going to say, in my hometown that's a high temp for
sure now to an an nbc news exclusive, the head of i.c.e. defending those massive workplace raids in a new interview with nbc and another top official under fire this morning for what he said about the statue of liberty. nbc's gabe gutierrez has more. >> reporter: good morning. the fourth acting i.c.e. director since trump took office makes no apologies for the raids at food companies in mississippi. another official is being criticized for changing the poem on the statue of liberty this morning, a top immigration official taking heat for rewriting the statue of liberty's famous inscription, reading in part, give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free ken cuccinelli saying this when asked on npr if it was still america's message.
>> give me your tire and yod anr poor who can stand on your own two feet >> of course that poem was referring back to people coming from europe where they had class-based societies where people were considered wretched if they weren't in the same class. >> they throw things like that out, red meat for their base, people who want to create a whiter nation. >> reporter: democratic presidential candidate beto o'rourke tweeting, this administration finally admitted what we know all along they think the statue of liberty only applies to white people it all comes after the trump administration announced plans to restrict legal immigration, making it tougher for people to get a green card if they received any public assistance like medicaid or food stamps president trump says the change is long overdue. >> i am tired of seeing our taxpayers paying for people to come into the country and immediately go onto welfare and various other things
so i think we're doing it right. >> reporter: meanwhile in an exclusive interview with nbc news, the acting director of i.c.e. says every child affected by last week's immigration raids in mississippi is now with a caretaker. >> in hindsight, is there anything i.c.e. could have done better last week >> no, i think this was a textbook operation, despite the emotional accounts of kids left without parents. [ crying ] >> you've seen this video. >> i have. >> i need my dad >> what would you tell that little girl? >> i don't think i would speak to the little girl i would speak to the parents and i would speak to the community at large >> the parents or the individuals that are breaking the law are ultimately the ones that are responsible for placing their children in this situation. >> back in mississippi, none of the companies who hire the undocumented workers has been charged. alban says the criminal investigation is ongoing, craig and savannah >> gabe gutierrez with the exclusive interview, thank you
now to an about-face from president trump in his ongoing trade war in china, pumping the brakes on the latest round of tariffs on a number of chinese goods. nbc's peter alexander has more on what it means for your wallet peter, good morning. >> reporter: craig, good morning to you listen up, this could affect your holiday shopping list it touches on everything from toys to tablets. the president, who has repeatedly insisted those tariffs would hurt china, not the u.s., is now backing off his trade war. he says to spare american shoppers during the holidays this morning, temporary relief for american companies and consumers after a rare retreat from president trump, announcing he'll delay his threat to slap tariffs on some of the $300 billion worth of chinese goods from september 1st until december 15th. the president for the first time acknowledging his actions might mean american consumers pay more >> we're doing this for christmas season, just in case
some of the tariffs would have an impact on u.s. customers. >> reporter: until now, the president has repeatedly insi insisted only china would pay the price. >> it's been proven our people are not paying for those tariffs. >> reporter: the 10% tariff on popular items, including cellphones, computers, has been postpon postponed, as well as toys and shoes. hasbro among the companies publicly opposing the tariffs. the trump administration saying some products will be removed from the tariff list based on health, safety, national security and other factors the stock market rallied on the news, surging more than 370 points tuesday even as some economists warn the risk a recession next year is growing, in part due to the escalating trade war with china. and the president, as you know,
has already ofourse posed $250 billion of tariffs on chinese imports. of course higher prices on key items heading into an election year could be politically problematic for president trump. still, the move, china experts warn, could also undermine the president's message to china indicating in fact the willingness to back down from his tariff threat amid potential backlash from american consumers or voters. >> peter alexander, thank you. police in dayton, ohio released new details and surveillance video from last weekend's mass shooting that they say 24-year-old connor betts stopped at blind bob's bar with his sister and a friend two hours before the shooting, then later took off on his own, eventually heading back to his car for backpack with his rifle and a change of clothes. he returned to the bar, police said, and firing from outside, shot 26 people in 30 seconds a bouncer pulled people to safety inside another bar.
betts was then killed by police 32 seconds after his first shot. police also clarified that 17 people were wounded by gunfire, three more than previously reported flights resume this morning at hong kong international airport after protesters disrupted operations for two straight days. clashes broke out last night as police used pepper spray and batons to clear demonstrators from the main terminal at least five people were arrested no initial reports of injuries it was an escalation of ten weeks of street protests that grounded hundreds of flights at one of the world's busiest air travel hubs. nbc's anne thompson is here with a story about a new law to help survivors of sexual abuse >> good morning.
child sex abuse victims will no be able to file civil suits. it creates what's called a lookback window to allow victims of past abuse to file civil lawsuits against the people who harmed them and the institutions who employed them. this could mean a flood of lawsuits against organizations like the catholic church, the boy scouts, even the estate of jeffrey epstein. >> reporter: this morning a new chance at justice for thousands of sex abuse survivors in new york state >> for the first time in my life at 37 i have agency over my own body and so does everyone else that's watching this. >> reporter: the child victims act signed into law earlier this year now allows sexual abuse survivors to sue until they are 55 it also opens a one-year lookback window, giving survivors a year, starting today, to sue their abusers or liable institutions, no matter how long ago the abuse took place. previously new york statute of
limitations on child molestation cases barred anyone above the age of 23 from filing civil lawsuits suzanne robertson and june maloney plan to take advantage of the new law the sisters say they were sexually abused an orphanage in in the 1960s the orphanage did not return nbc news' request for comment. what kind of difference will it make in your life? >> nobody will ever say "liar" after my name. >> and that it never happened. >> they'll never say "liar." [ crying ] >> reporter: lawyer jeff herman has represented sexual abuse survivors for more than 20 years. >> this is a really significant law for victims of abuse in new york we are representing victims who are abused decades ago, and for the first time in their lives they have a sense of empowerment and can be heard and have their day in court >> reporter: the financial impact could be immense for many new york institutions, including
the catholic church and the boy scouts a 2003 lookback window in california spurred more than 1,000 lawsuits and led to the dioceses of san diego filing for bankruptcy could these cases bankrupt the catholic church? >> the archdiocese of new york is a very large diocese. don't expect them to be filing for bankruptcy >> earlier this month the archdiocese of new york said, quote, we encourage anyone with an allegation of sexual abuse to come forward no matter where that abuse took place or when that abuse took place, to report their allegation to law enforcement. in a new statement the boy scouts of america said, we are outraged that there have been times when individuals took advantage of our programs to abuse innocent children. like the church, the boy scouts urge anyone who has been abused to come forward. this is a real important opportunity for survivors. >> you made a good point, anne, this isn't just about money. >> in fact i have never talked to a survivor, in all the years
i've done this, where money was the thing they wanted. what they want is someone to acknowledge that they were telling the truth and this was done to them and that's what these civil lawsuits give them the opportunity to do. >> we see the women you just interviewed, this was abuse that happened 60 years ago. >> it's like it happened yesterday. >> thank you dylan is back now with a look at the rest of the national forecast hey, dylan >> good morning again, everyone. we do have two areas of severe storms today across the eastern rockies and down along the gulf coast where it is also very uncomfortable as temperatures will feel like 105 to 115 degrees. it's also very unsettled through the great lakes and into the northeast. don't expect a whole lot of sunshine today, no real severe weather expected in the northeast. we're looking for a few more high records in the southwest. we'll get to your local forecast in the next 30 seconds
good wednesday morning i'm meteorologist kari hall looking hazy this morning as the sun rises over san francisco. we'll also have poor air quality in the inland, east bay, and santa clara valleys. temperatures very hot for the inland areas peaking up to 106 degrees at antioch and concord. we're into the low 80s for san francisco. our seven-day forecast still shows some hot weather tomorrow. we've been cooling down in concord for the weekend though slightly above normal. your lat forecast. >> dylan, thank you. an inside look at a
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tomorrow. we are going to also have to deal with some unhealthy air quality in the valleys. by the end of the week the air starts to mix up a little bit and we'll get cooler temperatures, mostly sunny skies as we see upper 80s for friday or rather for saturday and sunday. for san francisco, we are still warming up there as well reaching the low 80s but then the weekend we'll see the temperatures coming back down to the upper 60s as the fog returns but it will be dangerous to spend long periods of time outside today so we'll continue to monitor those temperatures. let's head over to mike now watching the roads. we're watching the middle of the screen the bay bridge the approach near oakland and berkeley, standard area for backups. looking at highway 37 there is some recovery. we had a big rig carrying logs in the back of the trailer over on the right shoulder now. took a while to get this. up toward sonoma creek then clear in toward novato. except for north 280 approaching
we are back at 7:30 on a wednesday morning with a look at our plaza there. perhaps you've noticed the plaza has been missing something all week -- al roker that's because al is in the middle of an amazing adventure >> looks like floating cities. >> there he is, glasses and all. he's exploring the natural beauty of greenland and how changes in the environment there are impacting the world's largest island and the rest of us as well climate change is something that
is near and dear to his heart. we're looking forward to seeing his reports very soon. he'll be back tomorrow >> he'll have many stories to tell in the coming weeks let's get to the headlines of the morning the investigation into jeffrey epste epstein's apparent suicide sources tell nbc the guards' time logs are being compared to video footage to see if the logs were falsified the guards were supposed to check on epstein every half hour but sources say there was a gap of several hours before epstein was found dead a task force from the federal bureau of prisons is arriving at the facility today to examine what went wrong. the los angeles opera has launched an investigation into agencies that its director and legendary tenor placido domingo has a history of sexual
harassment alleged victims say domingo used the promise of jobs and punished them professionally when they refused his advances other women say they witnessed such inappropriate behavior. the 78-year-old domingo says the accusations are deeply troubling but, as presented, inaccurate. police in berlin, massachusetts released this dash cam video showing a driver who appeared to be texting behind the wheel, then slamming right into a utility pole. the officer had to react quickly to avoid hitting the wreck the woman was issued a citation, escaped with just a cut on her head police hope that releasing this video will save lives further down the road. >> texts are never worth it. >> no. the nfl has found a surprising new business partner, music mogul jay-z. they are teaming up for music and community activism deal that will allow the rapper to guide
the iconic super bowl halftime show and other initiatives as well nbc's joe fryer has more hey, joe >> reporter: good morning, guys. the official announcement will come later today but nbc news has confirmed the new partnership between the nfl and rock nation, the entertainment company founded by jay-z it's expected to focus on two arenas, helping to expand the league's entertainment offerings and tackling one of the nfl's toughest issues, continuing tensions with players over social justice rap star jay-z changing his tune from this -- >> i said no to the super bowl >> reporter: to this the nfl announcing a bold pich with the music impresar eeo which gives him influence over the halftime show. the perhaps unlikely alliance will begin as the nfl's 100th season kicks off the league says it hopes it will nurture community through community and the nfl's inspire change initiative.
it's a bold step as the nfl looks to move past the controversy surrounding colin kaepernick and other players kneeling during the national anthem >> there's people being murdered unjustly and not being held accountable. cops are getting paid leave for killing people >> reporter: the quarterback's actions were meant to highlight police brutality and social injustice but they also ignited a nationwide firestorm fueled in part by president trump. >> wouldn't you love to see one of these nfl owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say get that [ bleep ] off the field right now, out, he's fired. >> reporter: for his part jay-z openly championed kaepernick's cause, calling him an iconic figure while wearing a kaepernick jersey while performing on "snl" in 2013. >> i think it's a good thing for us
>> reporter: the nfl has faced ongoing backlashes with big name artists rejecting invitations to perform at the super bowl. jay-z's deal with the league already has some wondering if his superstar wife beyonce will be the first performer to pull off a super bowl halftime show three-pete following her performance in 2013 and '16 with a politically charged show paying tribute to the black lives matter movement. advancem, it also makes jjay-z the voice for the nfl's inspire change initiative in a statement, jay-z says rock nation has shown that entertainment and enacting change are not mutually exclusive ideas. instead, we unify them this partnership is an opportunity to strengthen the fabric of communities across
america. >> so joe, jay-z will be doing the super bowl what other initiatives will jay-z be involved with, do we know >> reporter: some of the possibilities mentioned by the league, something called songs of the season, which would be inspirational songs played during nfl broadcasts plus a platform for players that might include podcasts where they can talk about the social issues that matter to them. back to you guys >> thank you, joe. this morning facebook is under fire once again, this time for its handling of audio recordings shared between users. nbc's morgan radford has more. >> that's right, guys, we're talking about recordings from facebook's messenger app which is used by more than a billion people each and every month. reportedly some of the people hired by facebook to transcribe those conversations felt the work was unethical >> reporter: a company that
preached privacy after failing to protect users' data is on defense overnight. facebook revealing overnight that the company had reviewed conversations shared on its meng app. bloomberg reports some of the employees were rattled by the job of transcribing the audio, not understanding why facebook needed the transcription, according to people with knowledge of the work. the contractors felt it was unethical because users didn't know a third party might review it facebook telling nbc news it caused human review of audio more than a week ago, adding the only users affected chose a transcription option in their me messenger app. facebook says it masked the audio to make sure no identities were revealed.
facebook's founder mark zuckerberg has been pressed on the company's handling of user audio in the past. >> does facebook use audio obtained from mobile devices to obtain personal information about its users? >> no. well, senator, let me be clear about this you're talking about this conspiracy theory that gets passed around that we listen to what's going on on your microphone and use that for ads. >> right >> we don't do that. >> reporter: it's the latest black eye for facebook, just find a record $5 billion as a result of a federal investigation into its privacy practices. but it's not the only tech giant to have people reviewing user conversations. apple, google, and amazon, which all have virtual assistants listening to help users, also facing criticism in recent months, those companies stopping
the practice completely or allowing customers to help out >> on its support page, facebook never actually mentions human review instead it says it uses machine learning and that the more people use the feature, the more can help and even though facebook says it has paused their reviews, you can opt out by not having your audio clips transcribed. if you have already chosen that option in some conversations, you can actually just switch it off in that chat details menu. there you go, guys, go to your messengep. >> some good old fashioned texting, we don't have those problems we might have different problems >> or maybe just call someone. >> there's a thought thank you. let's turn to ms. dylan dreyer for another check of the weather. >> you see dallas is seeing some heavier rain right now, northern louisiana. also parts of southern louisiana and this will extend over into florida as well. florida is an area that is going to see days and days of rain
with these pop-up showers and storms all along the gulf coast and extending into florida some of these downpours could produce several inches of rain in a short period of time. that's why we could see isolated flash flooding if that rain really doesn't let up. also along the southeast coast we could see up to two to three inches of rainfall through the carolinas and extending into florid and as we take a look at our window in san francisco, it is looking pretty hazy out there. we will have some unhealthy air quality especially for the santa clara valley and inland east bay. spare the air day as our temperatures soar over 100 degrees for the east bay valley as well as parts of the north bay and the south county and san jose reaching 98. we will still have dangerous heat tomorrow. by friday we're in the mid 90s. then mid 80s in time for the end of the weekend. >> and that's y
>> and that's your latest forecast >> thank you, dylan. ahead, a warning on social media use and the toll it takes on the mental health of young girls in particular. we sat down with a group of teens to find out what's really going on behind those screens. and an airport's pioneering program aimed at making things easier for young travelers with autism big news ahead about the long-awaited sequel to "coming to america." first, are you ready for alien stock? the man behind that viral call to raid area 51 now ready to throw a festival near the top secret military base we'll let him explain, after this humira patients, you inspire us. the way you triumph over adversity. and live your lives.
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now alien aficionados are planning a new event at area 51 with thousands already expected to show up think woodstock meets e.t. and you'll get alienstock, the new festival planned for this september outside the mysterious military base known as area 51, its legend immortalized in films like "independence day." >> take my word for it, there's no area 51 >> that's not entirely accurately >> reporter: the alienstock festival is set to take place 27 miles outside area 51 in the tiny town of rachel, nevada, population 54. organizers are selling it as a meeting place for all believers. live music, drinks, food, and some otherworldly encounters >> i am just absolutely so stoked there's going to be something super cool >> reporter: 21-year-old mattie
roberts, the mastermind behind alienstock, sent social media into orbit with his "storm area 51, they can't stop all of us. 2 million people backed up but the military warned his followers, stay away from area 51 >> this will be a much safer alternative to actually rushing a military base. >> reporter: the little ali-inn sold out weeks ago for the festival's stay. >> people offered up to $30,000 for to us kick somebody out of their room >> it was like, oh, my god >> reporter: to avoid a disaster like 2017's fyre festival, the town's website has a warning for all alienstockers. there are no services in rachel. you must be prepared to be completely on your own for food, water, and gas there is no cell service, no
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been tracking the roads. how is it looking? >> the bay bridge toll plaza, we have the backup and look at the arrow. you see the one car trying to get over into the right, trying to get out of that hov lane. looked like there is a crash at the toll plaza just past the toll plaza and may involve chp. that's blocking that one hov lane. the other crash had cleared in the toll plaza area. things are gumming up a bit as well off the 880 over crossing into the city northbound 280 jams up, so does 101, a standard pattern there. in the south bay, sunniville. back to you. >> thanks so much. happening now san jose police tell us telly road remains closed at monterey road after a deadly crash following a chp chase that started on highway 87. investigators say the passenger died and the suspected driver is under arrest. link to full details and video on our home page. a live look at the stock o market right now down 468 points. today's fall comes after new concerns about a recession.
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>> this morning, what you need to know to keep your kids safe and coming back, the long-awaited sequel to "coming to america" announces the return of a major role. and we know someone who's excited about the news >> good morning, my neighbors! >> today, wednesday, august 14th, 2019 we're on the "today" show. >> we love you >> woo >> from salt lake city >> we're getting married tomorrow >> woo >> hi, everybody, good morning, welcome back to "today," nice to have you with us on a wednesday morning.
i don't know about you but i could watch "coming to america" all day. >> you have to own it, go all in >> you did, you inhabited that role we're going to play it again and again. but first let's get right to the news at 8:00 a woman who says she was raped by accused sex trafficker jeffrey epstein has just filed a lawsuit against one of his high profile associates nbc's stephanie gosk is on the story. good morning >> good morning. following epstein's death, many wondered what recourse the victims would have legally this lawsuit will lyle be a model for other accusers at the center, epstein associate ghislaine maxwell. >> reporter: this morning epstein accuser jennifer araoz filed a lawsuit against socialite ghislaine maxwell, once called jeffrey epstein's main girlfriend, and three unnamed female household staffers for their alleged roles in helping the wealthiy financier create what prosecutors have described as a sex trafficking ring of underaged girls.
in the suit, araoz claims maxwell who she says she's never met, and the other staffers conspired to make possible and otherwise facility the sexual abuse and rape she allegedly suffered at the hands of epstein. araoz, who wasn't part of the criminal complaint against epstein, first revealed the alleged abuse in an interview with savannah last month, saying epstein raped her when she was just 15 years old. >> what would justice look like for you? >> justice for me would be for him really to spend the rest of his life in prison and make sure that people like this, you know, are not allowed, you know, to harm young kids. >> reporter: last week newly unsealed documents from a 2015 defamation lawsuit settled out of court painted a portrait of maxwell as epstein's chief enabler. maxwell has never been tried for crime and denies the allegations, guys.
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a new study about social media and the effects that it's having on your teenagers. >> savannah sellers, host of nbc's snapchat show is here. >> hey, guys this new study suggests not only does social media negatively affect mental health, but it may be worse for girls i sat down with teenaged girls to discuss their social media habit. >> reporter: teens have a lot to keep up with when it comes to social media >> what social media or messaging app are you using? >> snapchat, facebook messenger. >> reporter: a new study published in "the lancet" found frequent social media use may compromise the mental health of young people because of increased exposure to cyber bullying and decreased sleep and exercise
the study, conin the in thdone n it's especially true for young girls. >> have you guys yourself or do you have friends who experienced any kind of cyber bullying on social media >> i know a couple of people who have >> the scary part about it is it can be anonymous some people can fake accounts and like bully people and without them knowing ever who it was. >> sort of like exhausting sometimes. so consciously i might be like, oh, this person maight have more likes than me or this photo has more comments. >> does it affect it might affect us girls more than boys >> yes i feel like guys don't compare themselves as much as girls do >> we're always like, what are other people going to think, should i post this, maybe i look weird. >> do you guys end up spending 30 minutes before bed, 45 minutes, an hour, scrolling before you go to sleep
>> all the time. >> i'll say, oh, i'll just look for a couple of seconds, and seconds turn into minutes and then into hours. it's like a really deep void to go down. >> reporter: parents may think limiting the amount of screen time may be the solution the study suggests it may be better to focus their efforts on preventing cyber bullying and making sure their kids get enough sleep and exercise. >> one thing that might be helpful, maybe like instead of like taking away or something, asking me like what i'm doing, like if i'm being productive >> they, like, gave me the option to put it down so i could decide myself to set it down and get off this >> this resonates with me, as a mother of a daughter, and i really worry about -- i'm hoping social media will be extinct, but if that doesn't happen, what are some tips? >> absolutely. she's only 5 experts encourage parents to have open conversations with their kids to let them know
their worth and value isn't in likes and comments try to limit phone time before bed. encouraging activities such as physical exercise, sleep, things like that, things that are essentially taking the place of social media using it's not so much that using social media is bad. it's the lack of other activities >> real life >> exactly and cyber bullying is a big thing. make sure if you're having conversations with your kids about whether it's happening to them and what they're seeing at school >> limiting screen time, it helps to go to sleep >> absolutely. and the girls said, which i thought was really interesting, 13 and 14-year-olds, they actually kind of like when their parents make them charge their phone in the kitchen, because it's training them they're like, yeah, i lose hours of sleep sitting in bed on the phone. >> savannah, thank you so much dylan, what you got? >> i've got to hop off that chair first. we have a lot of scattered
activity going on across the country. today it will mostly organize itself down along the gulf coast and rockies. we're starting off with thunderstorms there, they'll fire off again this afternoon. northeast will have spotty showers, a random shower or thunderstorm also up across the grakeat lake. temperature-wise, we're getting a break in tennessee and nashville, temperatures will sink back down into the 90s and 80s, through kentucky and tennessee, where it will be comfortable. exceptionally hot and humid in the southwest, we could see a few record high temperatures could see severe storms, strong winds, isolated tornadoes, good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. as we take a live look outside in oakland this morning, we're dealing with some hazy
conditions. an unhealthy air quality today for the east bay and santa clara valley. a spare the air alert has been issued as we get ready for some sizzling temperatures in the inland valleys. we'll be up to 102 degrees in clear lake today, 106 in concord, and antioch, san jose up to 98 degrees. our inland temperature still high tomorrow, but for the weekend, mid-80s on sunday. >> and now i'm back. yesterday we showed you the very quick teaser released by netflix for season 3 of "the counsrown" now we can reveal the "entertainment weekly" cover with queen elizabeth ii. the issue, which hits newsstands on friday, features brand-new
photos of helena bonham carter coleman jokes, everybody loves claire foy, i have the worst job in the world i'm sure she'll do just fine the cover story touches on the historic events we can expect to see through the eyes of the royals in season 3, including the moon landing should be an interesting season. we're a little more familiar with everything that's going on. next up, can we play the music? >> oh, boy ♪ >> it's "90210," which played very well in the ratings, making it the biggest debut recently. i'm going to keep this going as long as possible there was one steamy scene between jenny garth and jason priestly that had everybody talking including tory spelling, who had to ask what we're all wondering. >> what was it like kissing jason all over again >> stop asking me that, it's
gross. >> sorry, a fangirl moment kissing him was just like old times, it's like the same -- it felt exactly the same. >> like riding a bike? >> like riding a bike. >> i've often wondered what it's like to kiss jason priestly. she's 13 again but i thought they were their real selves? >> they are their real selves. >> why are they kissing each other? >> because their real selves hooked up off -- >> is that true? >> that's the thing, you don't know what's really true and what blurs the line >> what about brian austin greene >> he was here yesterday >> anyway. >> dreams do come true "coming to america." eddie murphy, as many of you have heard, is officially coming back for an official sequel to his 1998 comedy. a lot of people have been
wondering what else is coming back for the sequel. now quick confirm, get this, arsenio hall is returning as prince akim's right-hand man james early jones as his father. and john amos as his father-in-law and fast food king which hopefully means we can expect more classic scenes like this >> i was wondering, did you happen to catch the professional football contest on television last night >> no, i didn't. >> oh, it was most exhilarating. the giants of new york took on the packers of green bay at the end of the giants triumphed by kicking an oblong ball made of pigskin >> you want to keep working here, stay off the drugs >> craig, you've got a special relationship >> i played prince akim for our purposes >> you played it better than anyone could have played prince akim >> let me tell you, wardrobe and
makeup here, they're magicians >> that was one of my favorite moments. >> this is my natural hair >> they told me to own it. they said go all in. >> you committed to the role >> you were born for it. >> i'm really looking forward to the sequel they're all in, too. they're all in they're all in, i know >> it will be a good one >> we have this one, today's video gives us a rare behind the scenes look at what happens when a transformer loses his balance. [ laughter ] >> oh, my gosh, poor guy i feel bad for laughing. but he's okay, the guy in the suit is okay he gives a little thumbs up and is clearly just embarrassed by the whole thing. he just needs to pick up the pieces and roll to his next photo op >> those shoes are hard to walk
in >> dylan, thank you. now a first look at a very special place, a sort of refuge for kids and even adults with autism >> it's called a century room. the people at pittsburgh international airport have dedicated their brand-new one to a little boy who means a whole lot to them. nbc's tom costello has a sneak peek >> guys, good morning. for a lot of people, an airplane or airport can be a loud, overwhelming, scary experience this is presley's place, an american airlines mockup inside a quiet place for kids named after a 4-year-old with autism and the whole point is to try to help kids with autism and anybody who needs help, ease into a rather hectic travel day. it's enough to give any traveler anxiety. loud noises, luggage, bright lights, commotion, and lots of people for 4-year-old presley, it can all be too much. >> he's our everything >> when he was 2, presley was diagnosed with autism.
>> the diagnosis was hard. it was real difficult to handle. we cried all those dreams were gone >> reporter: jason is a heavy equipment operator at pittsburgh international airport who found that at pre-k, presley often needs a quiet place, a sensory room to himself. and he's hardly alone. one in 59 eight-year-olds has autism, and adults too that got jason thinking, wouldn't a hectic airport be the ideal place for a sensory room pittsburgh said yes and even put presley's name on it [ applause ] >> i'm still overwhelmed i'm still speechless just to know that this can help so many others it brings tears to your eyes [ crying ] it really does
to know the struggle as a family, what we go through as a couple >> reporter: in a word, presley's place is soothing. soft colors, low lighting, bubbles, padded seats, and rockers. and textured walls designed for kids with autism, even a special restroom with an adult-size changing table presley, who is mostly nonverbal, loves it. he seems pretty calm >> yeah, he is >> yeah. >> he is i mean, out there, it's different. in here, he can be himself and just do what he wants. >> reporter: to help families prepare for their flight there's even a mockup jet bridge and airline cabin, because too often families with autistic kids simply choose not to fly >> we didn't realize how underserved the population was now we know and want to make a difference >> reporter: atlanta and myrtle beach airports have also opened sensory rooms and pittsburgh says it will gladly share its
blueprints with other airports >> for families, individuals, single parents out there, that can't even think of dreaming of doing something like flying on an airplane. it's just -- it completes my heart. it really does >> reporter: a little boy with a red mohawk is making a world of difference >> pretty special place. if you're in pittsburgh, have an autistic child, or an even adult who needs some quiet space, simply come here, pick up the phone, dial 7, and they'll give you the access code to presley's place. guys, back to you. >> a special place indeed, thanks, tom. >> it warms my heart they're like, we'll show you exactly how we did it so other airports can do something similar. >> it would be great if it caught on. >> yeah. coming up, girls getting involved in science and technology, right here >> an s.t.e.m. queen an insider turned mac and cheese mogul sharing his world famous recipes
good morning. 8:26. i'm marcus washington. we're in a micro climate weather alert with parts of the bay area getting ready to roast in triple digit temperatures. kari hall tracking those conditions. kari, what's the timeline for that? >> it's going to heat up as we go flew the rest of tthrough th morning, and this afternoon we'll have a heat index for all areas shaded in orange. our temperatures heading up to 106 degrees in antioch and concord. oakland today, some upper 80s, and 98 degrees today in san jose, san francisco reaching 92. our inland temperatures over 100
degrees today and tomorrow, but then they do come down in time for the weekend. mike, now you're starting out with a traffic alert. just past the toll plaza on the bay bridge, that motorcycle on the left side looks like it was involved in the crash. on the top of the screen there is a kia passenger vehicle. that's where your far left lane is blocked. that's why things are backed up on the toll plaza, a spectator slowing. of course, the 880 crossing over the area. to stay clear of everything, use the san mateo bridge. the dunbarton bridge slower but 880 recovering. back to you. we'll have more news in 30 minute. s.
wednesday morning, august 14, 2019, as we say hello to friends and family on the plaza. a good group here, good-looking group. >> we have a little breeze, quite delightful good morning to you guys >> can i introduce you guys to somebody special first of all, is this baby lucy? you know we love babies here on the plaza. good morning i know you can't really talk back to me oh, wait, do you want to good morning are you mom? >> yes >> okay. let me tell you what makes this extra special.
this is her cousin what's her name? >> ainsley >> look at this, guys, she was on "today" 14 years ago, this is you. >> yeah. >> it's a family affair. 14 years from now we expect to see ainsley. do you want to hold it okay, we're going to work on that, guys take it away >> i love lucy's expression. >> come on, you know you want it >> oh, yeah. babies love the microphone that's so cute >> good stuff. >> welcome back. >> all right coming up, we cannot wait to spend time with this young lady. she calls herself the s.t.e.m. queen. she really inspires other girls to discover their own love for science, technology, engineering, and math, the s.t.e.m. >> and then a chef who has a really fascinating background in the music world. we're not going to talk music. he's here to make his world famous mac and cheese. it gets high praise from some of the industry's biggest stars it is not, spoiler alert, not
low-fat and low calorie. and coming up, in the third hour of "today," hunter hayes is performing new music and making a big announcement >> we've got some hunter hayes fans on the plaza too. and on the fourth hour, actress and oscar winner cate blanchett. first let's get a check on the weather from dylan >> still a little humid out here, it's all right we'll see a mix of sun and clouds in the northeast today, spotty showers extending back through the great lakes too. best chance of strong storlsms along the gulf coast today yesterday in colorado we saw hail the size of grapefruit reported now, tomorrow we are going to see those severe storms push a little farther to the east, up through the northern plains. we'll also see a chance of stronger storms along the southeast coast, we could see a couple of inches of rainfall as well we could see some record high temperatures in the southeast over the next couple of days it will almost feel fall-like
good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall here with a live look outside in oakland. looking hazy. we'll have to deal with unhealthy air quality throughout the day as we see smoke and ozone trapped near the surface. it's all because of some hazy pressure, a hot pressure that will cause it to be hot today. 102 in morgan hill, also 102 in napa today. we're still looking at triple digits tomorrow, but then slightly cooler on friday. we'll get some real relief coming this weekend. >> dylan dreyer, thanks so much. we have the s.t.e.m. queen in the house, there she is, jacqueline helps other girls discover the joyce of science and technology she's about to bring that passion to the plaza
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stem queen s.t.e.m. queen making a difference is presented by subaru helping make information available to as many minds as possible through the subaru loves learning initiative. >> we're celebrating the power of science and a teenager who is inspiring young girls in her community. jacqueline means is called the s.t.e.m. queen and she takes her royal duties seriously inspired by a love of science, technology, and math, she's giving teens a chance for bre r brighter future. >> most kids wouldn't be happy spending a sunday morning in room full of beakers and tubes but with the help of 16-year-old jacqueline means, these young girls are learning science can be a whole lot of fun. >> oh, my god! >> they come in with kind of a,
what are we doing today, science, i don't even like that stuff. my goal throughout the day is to change their mindset about it and to say, hey, that's not the right way to think about it, s.t.e.m. is so much fun, exciting and cool. >> jacqueline discovered her love for science at a young age and was surprised to learn women make up only 29% of people in the s.t.e.m. field >> it was really discouraging, to see that if i were to go into the s.t.e.m. field, i wouldn't have that female backing to support me i wanted to change that. >> so she did. jacqueline, frustrated by a lack of affordable education programs in her delaware community, founded the wilmington urban s.t.e.m. initiative to introduce young girls to the wonders of science. in a city nicknamed murder town, usa for its high rates of violence, she hoped to give girls here a chance to build a brighter future. >> i wanted to kind of bring this whole idea to life of having a full day of just fun s.t.e.m. education, really
making it hands-on and exciting. >> just like that, we've got blue snow. isn't that cool? >> exposure is very important. letting them know that this is something that's out there, it's something you can do >> over the last few years, she's taught simple but engaging experiments to more than 400 girls. >> that's so awesome these bottles are super hot, guys, that is all steam, right >> even gifting many of them with book bags and school supplies all at no cost. >> she makes me feel great, especially seeing her do it. it's like, it's kind of giving me that signal, like i can do it too. >> to live in an environment where there's like not a lot of girls who like science, then to come from somewhere, it's like all science, and learning and stuff, that's really good. >> one day jacqueline hopes to impact girls outside of her community too. she's already taken her cause to the national stage as a finalist in the miss america outstanding teen competition
>> i want to be that girl, that role model, be that person in their corner, rooting for them to do anything and everything. >> thank you, miss jackie! >> we are joined by the s.t.e.m. queen herself, jacqueline means, good morning >> good morning! >> i'm a scientist myself, and seeing your excitement around science and math and all the experiments, i love what you're doing for the kids >> thank you so much >> what has the reaction been from the kids? as you saw from that spot, clearly they're excited. >> absolutely. the girls are always not quite sure what we're going to do about it, they're always excited about it as we go through the day, the biggest smiles come across their faces and their eyes sparkle and i know i'm having an impact. they're gaining an excitement about it and they really want to get into it. >> i saw the tears that you have, i can see the passion you have for these kids. where is all this going, what do you want to do and where do you see yourself and this program, months, years from now >> i myself want to be a
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this morning on "today," a chef with an unusual path to the kitchen. >> he went from the bright lights of the music scene to the heat of the stove, where these days he focuses his creativity on making good food. derek knows a thing or two about how to make a hit. >> i've worked with a lot of artists. i had a successful musical career >> for 18 years his sole focus was the music world, including
recording with one of the biggest recording stars of the day. >> i managed pitbull with a handshake, that's unheard of these days >> when not touring, backyard barbecues bake iconic events for fellow musicians and family. >> the chicken was fantastic that mac and cheese was always like the centerpiece and the talk of the barbecue >> encouraged to turn his pastime into a business, he bought a food truck and hit the road >> it's less about money it's more about passion and me pushing legacy and trying to build something that i can give to my kids >> the world famous house of mac food truck became an instant hit with consistently long lines and celebrity sightings. last year he opened his first brick and mortar it quickly became a social media hotspot. >> people saying that it's basically taking a picture and posting it on instagram. >> mac and cheese is the star of his show
>> the facial expression you make when you take that first bite, the little dance you do, the good dance, that's the feeling i used to get with music. so i'm happy >> we're happy to have you what's the story on peach? >> i used to wear glasses, people would say i looked like like a teacher >> you have a logo, and i know it's really meaningful to you. can you tell us the back story >> my logo is actually a picture of my dad, my father passed away in 2013, suddenly. basically i wanted to eternalize him through my work. i had this idea to make him the chef boyardee of my brand. when he passed away, he had a photo of him from the '70s >> that's really cool. >> he's proud of you >> thank you >> let's get to it this is the famous five-cheese
truffle mac and cheese >> this is the world-famous five-cheese truffle mac. you want to put a decent amount of salt inside of it because the salt prevents it from -- the macaroni and cheese from sticking it won't make the pasta salty but it will help it from sticking you want to put the macaroni in there. then we're going to move on. while the macaroni is boiling, you want to work on the roux my family makes macaroni pie from trinidad, in school i learned how to make it with the roux i kind of mix -- it's like a fusion >> okay. >> so basically you've got the melted butter. you add the flour. a little bit of flour to the butter you mix that then you add the -- let that thicken. add the heavy cream, slowly. you want to add that slowly so
you can kind of get a texture to that >> are you stirring as you go? >> you're stirring as you go then so basically i season the roux, some garlic, black pepper, seasoning salt and then i add a little bit of truffle oil. >> you're supposed to do the roux kind of slowly on a low heat >> on a low heat and you want to let it kind of get like a consistency, add the truffle oil. >> how much truffle oil? >> it just depends on your taste. some people -- a lot of people have a love/hate relationship with truffle oil you can do it totally without the truffle oil and it will be just fine as well. that's the roux. so once you -- oh, i'm sorry, i'm sorry. you have to add the cheeses. >> yeah, of course >> which five cheeses, by the way? >> i use parmesan romano, cheddar cheese, smoked gouda, i
liked the smoked taste, fontina. i add the mozzarella last, it's kind of stringy, it's just easier to mix it like that >> let me move down. >> then you obviously let them multi, months melt, add the mozzarella last. >> that's what gives it that cheese pull. >> look at craig, he's already eating then what happens? >> my man. >> you melt the cheese >> which brings it to a cheese sauce, something like this and once you have the roux, you add the cooked macaroni. >> and you cook it all wait through or is it like al dente >> it's al dente >> you put it in a cast-iron pan. >> why cast-iron >> that's just my preference i like the way -- the presentation of it >> i wish people could smell this, it smells so good.
>> so from that cast-iron pan. >> and then how long in the oven i want us to get to our second recipe >> put it in the cast-iron pan, top with panko breadcrumbs, parsley, in the oven for about 25 minutes until golden brown. >> okay. now i'm going to eat and you start with craig because this is your pizza mac and cheese. >> pizza mac and cheese is pretty much the same thing as the five-cheese, with no truffle. >> no truffle. >> you add -- the only cheese you add is some ricotta cheese, it gives it a -- >> i mean, come on >> you mix that up in there. >> you're adding another cheese. >> it's like a six-cheese, maybe seven. you add this to the skillet. >> wow, that's good. i'm having a religious experience over here >> it's that good.
the same way, cast-iron skillet, some pizza sauce >> add some marinara sauce to it, spread it around nice. >> that's quite creative >> instead of putting the cheddar jack, you'll use mozzarella for this one. i personally don't eat pork or red meat so i use turkey pepperoni, turkey sausage. >> it's not cooked, you'll put it in the oven and it will finish it off. >> how many different kinds of mac and cheese do you have >> i have 19 different variations of mac and cheese >> what's the craziest one >> we have a seafood mac and cheese that has lump crab, six-ounce lobster tail >> you were wasting your time with pitbull all those years >> chef teach, thank you so much the restaurant is called house of mac >> world famous house of mac >> we're so happy to have you here thank you so much.
all right. welcome back time to celebrate some birthdays. dylan, as if you haven't done enough for the show today. >> i had two things of mac and cheese, so i'm good, i'm revved up for this. mary repp, a baker from edina, ohio she makes the best cookies and pies you'll ever test. send them our way. elizabeth hayes is also 100. she says the secret to longevity is to never stop moving. happy 100th birthday to a proud grandma from spokane, washington, four grandkids, five great grandkids, and two great great grandkids, how cool is that
from somerville, south carolina, celebrating 100 years. she once won $50,000 playing a scratchoff lottery ticket and took the whole family on a cruise, how cool >> lancaster, california, 100. she's known for her homemade biscuits and fried chicken, sounds good. happy 100th birthday to harold feldman of great bend, kansas. his secret to longevity, happy wif wife, happy life >> amen, brother >> if you want more great stories, you know where to go, today.com/allday we have the most common mistakes people make when cooking pasta and keto-friendly wine how to tell which wines past the test >> i'm so glad you're off that day. a third hour of "today" up next. we'll have some fun with three friends known as the ghost brothers as they tell us about
their spooky new show. first, your local news and weather too. >> are you going to finish those? >> yes >> which one do you want i can't decide >> all of them good wednesday morning. we are urnder a micro climate weather alert as we deal with some hazy air quality today. looking hazy in oakland, and the east bay will have the alert along with the santa clara valley. not only do we have high levels of ozone but extremely high temperatures and not much wind.
our temperatures in concord and antioch reach 106 degrees today. dangerous heat in the south bay with morgan hill reaching 102. san jose up to 98 degrees and still very hot tomorrow, marcus. >> thanks, kari. happening today, gilroy schools are going the extra mile to ease the transition back to school. students return today in the wake of the massive shooting at the gilroy garlic festival. there will be a live report at our midday newscast. looking at stocks which at times have been down under 600 points. today's fall comes with new reports of a recession. also the curve has entered a reversion since the 2000s. we'll have more news in 30 minutes.
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rockefeller plaza, this is the third hour from today. good wednesday to you. welcome to third hour. i'm craig melvin along with sheinelle and dylan dreyer. al roker is still on assignment in greenland. >> we had a chance to talk to al. not that this is going to change him by any means but he has a renewed appreciation. on the front end talking about climate change and protecting our environment but i think he's really impressed with the challenge that's ahead of