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update. >> and the midday show at 11:00 on this presidents' day. and if you're off, enjoy, if you're working enjoy that too. >> every day is a gift, right. >> absolutely. good morning breaking overnight, back home. >> you're much safer getting off this ship. >> americans on the cruise ship, finally arriving back on u.s. soil two chartered flights air lifting them to safety in the states not without unwelcome news 14 of them are now infected. we'll take you inside the tense journey, as we're live at that california air base where the quarantine continues flood fears. relentless rain ravages the south in the worst flooding there in decades >> come on, baby >> a state of emergency in
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mississippi, where mandatory evacuations are under way. and the record rain is far from over under fire more than 1,100 former justice department officials from multiple administrations call for the resignation of attorney general william barr over the roger stone sentencing scandal but the nation's highest law enforcement official doesn't seem to be backing down. we're live at the white house with the very latest those stories, plus, to recline or not to recline? the surprising suggestion from an airline official on what you should do on your next flight. royal realities. kate middleton getting candid about mom guilt, as prince harry and meghan markle are seen together for the first time since the royal split. and all-star tribute nba legends gather to honor kobe bryant at the nba all-star game, as team lebron wins a game for the ages
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today, monday, february 17th, 2020 >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza and welcome to "today. thanks for joining us on this monday morning kristen welker with us because it's presidents' day savannah and hoda have the day off. we're honored to have you. >> great to be here. >> the all-star game last night, it was not a defensive struggle. but the tributes to kobe were fantastic. >> so emotional. kobe bryant's legacy hung over the entire game. it was a great game. >> we'll have more on that coming up in a few minutes we start this morning with a long-awaited homecoming for americans onboard that cruise ship, quarantined off of the coast of japan two chartered planes arriving back on u.s. soil overnight. while that's the good news, some
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of the passengers did receive some bad news from medical personnel. nrk nbc's sarah harman is at the travis air force base where evacuated passengers will be quarantined in the states. >> reporter: good morning. 14 of the passengers who traveled back to the u.s. last night tested positive for coronavirus. they were allowed to travel back anyway in special isolation units. their arrival nearly doubles the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus now in the united states this morning, hundreds of americans who were quarantined on "the diamond princess" cruise ship are back on u.s. soil two charter flights from japan, touching down overnight at air force bases in texas and california the flights were not supposed to include any passengers affected by the coronavirus but the state department has now revealed 14 people who tested
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positive were allowed to travel. those positive diagnoses not coming until they were already off the ship they spent the more than 12-hour flight in isolation chambers, seen here, filmed by a passenger. after two weeks in quarantine, she and her husband decided it was time for their extended vacation to come to an end >> honestly, you're much safer getting off this ship. >> okay. >> i would not stay on the ship if i were you. >> i have to put my mask on and get going. by american teams in hazmat suits. a carefully orchestrated operation. >> the bus will take you to the airplane airplane takes you to the united states then you get the passport. all good with that >> reporter: to avoid exposure before getting on the flight >> well, we're exhausted but on the plane. >> reporter: nbc's janis mackey frayer is in yokohama, japan, where many people remain on "the
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diamond princess." >> there are some americans who chose not to get on the flight there are some 3,000 passenger and crew who will remain under caron teen until wednesday only when they test negative for the virus will they be allowed off the ship >> reporter: among the americans who chose to stay on board, matthew smith. >> break this quarantine early, get into a bus with a bunch of other people who we don't know how they've been doing with quarantine, get into a plane and fly back to the u.s. with those same people. >> so, sarah, these americans who landed in texas and california, what's next for them >> reporter: craig, what happens next depends on whether or not you have coronavirus infected passengers will be treated at a hospital. everyone else is facing a mandatory 14-day quarantine, with frequent health checks. craig, keep in mind, it's been nearly a month since these folks first set sail on their cruise
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and home is still pretty far away craig? >> sarah harman for us in california thank you. we turn to a dangerous situation across the south a state of emergency has been declared in mississippi after days of heavy rain the pearl river in jackson is rising to dangerous levels, forcing residents to flee their homes. nbc's blayne alexander is there for us this morning with the very latest. good morning to you. >> reporter: kristen, good morning. these are some of the homes in the mandatory evacuation zone. you can see why. back there behind me, you have a car partially under water. the water is creeping up to front doors. the river itself is more than half a mile away, but the water has still made it here, and it's still rising this morning, residents of jackson, mississippi, are weathering some of the state's worst flooding in decades. the pearl river is flowing well beyond its banks, turning streets into waterways, creeping into homes and leaving entire
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softball fields under water. and the river is not done rising >> if you have not evacuated yet, we urge you to do so. >> reporter: boats from the mississippi department of wild life spent the weekend floating from door-to-door, urging residents to get out and a group searching for pets left behind. >> we're here to help you. >> reporter: scooped up one very lucky dog. >> come on, baby >> reporter: with nearly 1,000 homes in harm's way, many people scrambled to save what they could, hoping sandbags would salvage the rest >> we lived in houston we lived in harvey i don't want to be rescued in the middle of the night with water coming in your house >> reporter: with days of heavy rain across the south and more to come this week, 10 million people are under flood warning in parts of georgia, louisiana, kentucky and the carolinas intense storms in florida, forced nascar to postpone the daytona 500 after 20 laps.
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>> a wall of water swept across this racetrack jest a deluge. >> reporter: official ace nounsed tnouns announced the race will resume later today.nnounced the race will resume later today. a landslide swept away two homes, leaving a pile of debris. back in mississippi, it could be a week before many could return to their houses. for [ barbara and jerry beavers, pictures from afar will have to do >> want to remember this, how high it really got >> never seen it this bad? >> huh-uh. >> reporter: the river is expected to crest at 37 1/2 feet officials say there's only been a handful of rescues people are heeding the warnings to get out kristen? >> that's encouraging news there. blayne alexander, thank you for that report. to washington, where calls are growing for attorney general barr to step down. this is after 1,000 former
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justice officials from democratic and republican administrations are demanding his resignation. at issue, his department's handling of the sentencing of president trump's ally, roger stone. democratic presidential candidates are also weighing in on the controversy we have two reports this morning. we start with nbc white house correspondent, kelly o'donnell good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, craig. a new round of pressure aimed at the president and his attorney general. the former d.o.j. employees are taking a stand and calling out what they say is improper influence that could shake public confidence. the president is back at the white house this morning after taking one of the symbols of his office for a spin. the president's flair for big, patriotic spectacles, like his lap around the track in daytona, in his limo known as the beast >> gentlemen, start your engines. >> reporter: not putting the
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brakes on the ongoing drama in washington, including allegations of interference at the department of justice. this open letter signed by more than 900 d.o.j. officials reads in part, each of us condemns president trump's and attorney general barr's interference in the fair administration of justice. it's the latest fallout in the roger stone case the president's long-time friend, convicted of lying and witness tampering. the attorney general overruled career prosecutors who then quit in protest, after barr lowered the recommended prison sentence for stone. some suggest barr caved to political pressure from the president. barr denying that in an interview with abc news. instead, blasting the president's twitter attacks. >> public statements and tweets made about the department, about cases pending in the department,
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and about judges before whom we have cases, mack it impossible for me to do my job. >> reporter: still, the former d.o.j. officials demand barr step down. those actions and the damage they have done to the department of justice's reputation for integrity and the rule of law, require mr. barr to resign a call echoed by democratic presidential candidate elizabeth warren >> bill barr should resign he should leave and leave right now. >> reporter: but the white house insists that president trump's tweets that called stone's initial recommended sentence horrible and very unfair do not equal interference >> it's different to pick up the phone and ask your attorney general to do something in a criminal case. the president hasn't done that he said he hasn't done it. barr said he hasn't done it. he hasn't done it. >> reporter: this morning, the department of justice is declining to comment on this open letter. but they do say the attorney general will agree to testify next month on capitol hill,
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where a lot of the issues will be under scrutiny. craig? >> in addition to calling for his resignation, this also called on current department justice employees to potentially take action, as well, right? >> reporter: very much so. they acknowledge that it is unlikely that barr would step down they're saying that federal employees who each take an oath across the government should stand up and refuse to carry out any legal or improper orders if necessary, to resign in protest. and to make their concerns public they're trying to instill a sense of broad responsibility across the federal government as they question whether the white house and the department of justice are doing enough craig?kelly o'donnell from the white house. thank you. turning to our other big political story this morning the race to face president trump in november, among the narrowing field of presidential candidates, the gloves are coming off ahead of wednesday' high-stakes debate in los los angeles. michael bloomberg, finding himself under growing pressure
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as he surges in the polls. andrea mitchell has the latest great to see you good morning >> reporter: good morning. it is getting nasty out there with the campaign heating up bernie sanders, the front runner for now. this week's nbc debate in nevada could reset the leaderboard and be the first real test, if he qualifies by tomorrow night, as is expected, for mike bloomberg. >> they are ready. let's stand up and take it back. >> reporter: with the next democratic debate in las vegas, two days from now, the 2020 contenders are ramping up their attacks on each other. pete buttigieg slamming bernie's medicare for all >> one of my competitors has a plan that could require $50 trillion in spending that's bigger than the u.s. economy. >> reporter: joe biden on "meet the press", questioning sanders' record in congress >> he was talking about health care, medicare for all, universal health care for 35 years. nothing has happened
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>> reporter: biden also calling on sanders to rein in his supporters for their attack on nevada's culinary union, which refused to endorse him >> the masochistic, vicious things they said, the threats they put out, and to say i disassociate is one thing. find out who the hell they are fire them. >> reporter: all of the candidates taking on bloomberg for skipping the early states but pouring millions of dollars into ads >> democracy is not spending billionaires spending hundreds of millions of dollars trying to get elected. >> reporter: bloomberg's rise in the polls making him an easy target for new scrutiny of his past the latest, a "washington post" summary of alleged sexi isist comments and lawsuits against his company from women employees going back decades bloomberg featured an ad of women who used to work for him praising him >> no one i felt more supported by
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>> reporter: also, the racial profiling when he was mayor of new york city. >> he'll have to answer for that and speak to it. >> you can't hide behind the airwaves he has to answer questions of course, i think he should be on that debate stage >> reporter: today, a first. a new bloomberg digital ad challenging bernie sanders for not restraining some of his supporters' aggressive social media attacks against bashers of the other candidates >> andrea, there's been buzz about the reports hinting at the person bloomberg may be considering as a possible running mate, hillary clinton? what do you know about this? >> reporter: this is a new report that bloomberg is considering clinton as a running mate if he gets the nomination it could be, in fact, an effort to recruit clinton loyalists as part of bloomberg's stop sanders campai campaign or it could be an effort to distract attention from the weekend reports of alleged sexist comments in his workplace over the years
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in response, bloomberg's campaign saying they are focused on the primary and the debate, not vice president speculation they're not knocking it down >> fascinating wait to see if he makes the debate stage thank you for that. >> you bet now, to the emotional night at the nba all-star game on sunday, with moving tributes to kobe bryant, his daughter, gianna, and the others who los their lives in that fatal helicopter crash last month. miguel almaguer joins us now with more on that. good morning >> reporter: the all-star game in chicago was the first big meeting of the nba family since that tragic crash. on sunday night, basketball's greatest players honored their friend and icon, kobe bryant, in a moving tribute that brough the packed crowd to tears. ♪ good-bye >> reporter: a legendary voice,
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honoring a legendary player, gone too soon. at sunday's nba all-star game, grammy winner jennifer hudson performing a musical tribute to kobe bryant and the eight others who lost their lives in january's helicopter crash >> we all are hurting. >> reporter: another iconic laker, magic johnson, leading an eight-second moment of silence for his late friend. >> come together, love each other. kobe would have wanted that. >> kobe, kobe, kobe. >> reporter: the all-stars led by captains lebron james and giannis antetokounmpo all wearing jerseys doned with nine stars. one for each victim. >> every time you see giannis' team, he was on the floor. >> reporter: their team numbers, 24 and 2, in honor of bryant, and his daughter, gianna for kobe, the all-stars were personal he was the youngest player to ever compete in an all-star game, named mvp four times
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>> the all-star game mvp >> reporter: in his honor, the league now renaming the trophy, the kobe bryant mvp award. the first winner of the award, kawhi leonard. >> want to thank kobe for everything he's done for me. the long talks and workouts. you know, thank you. this one is for him. >> reporter: at an nba all-star breakfast, president obama paying tribute to bryant as a fellow girl dad. >> nothing is more heartbreaking. i want to offer the nba family, michelle and my deepest con dow joness >> reporter: shaquille o'neil who won three championships with bryant as a laker expressed his heartbreak over losing his friend in an interview with craig last week. >> he's done a lot for my career, and we will always be forever linked this is going to hurt forever. >> reporter: at last night's game, the league paid tribute to late nba commissioner, david stern. also sunday, funeral services were held for christina mauser, the youth basketball coach
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killed in the crash. a public memorial for all of the victims will be held february 24th at staples center here in l.a. proceeds will be donated to bryant's youth charity, the mamba and mambacita sports foundation back to you. >> miguel almaguer, thank you. i watched most of the game last night. kobe's spirit, his presence so obviously in the place >> it always will be that's the remarkable thing about him. you look forward to the memorial next week, a week from today, in fact already, so many tickets being sold it is going to be packed we should probably take a turn to weather right now. >> wnbc's dave price is in for al this morning. he's got a first look at the forecast dave, good morning to you. >> good morning to you let's get to it and see what's happening across the country mid mississippi valley, a rain and a wintry mix into the upper midwest, across wisconsin and to northern new york, we're talking about snow as we head to atlanta this
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morning, visibility down to 1/8th of a mile. we have a ground stop at atlanta's hartsfield airport you'll see delays in that direction. what happens as we head through the week it is an unsettled start as this front begins to push on through. winter weather advisories up from iowa all the way up to the adirondack watch for delays at o'hare and midway, along the kennedy and the eisenhower keep in mind, this front continues to move toward the southeast, and that's going to bring some rain. lots of it 2 to 3 inches from jackson, mississippi, all the way back to sections of texas. flooding is a concern. snow, a good bit, as we head into northern new england. your local forecast now comes up in just about 30 seconds [sounds] kazoo sound ♪
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good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. as we take a live look at the golden gate bridge, some fog drifts just under the bridge but it does block drivers' view through the fog. and we've seen fog in other parts of the bay area but once that clears out, a beautiful day. reaching into upper 60s on this presidents' day. expect it to cool down slightly. just looking at above average temperatures an not a drop of rain through much of the seven days. >> and that's a quick look at the weather, folks >> thank you, dave >> you bet some questions about a deadly accident on the ski slopes in colorado on sunday how did a man get tangled up in
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his jacket on a chair lift in vail? do you have to ask permission to recline your seat? as things get nasty between some passengers, one airline ceo has a surprising take. obama: he's been a leader throughout the country for the past twelve years, mr. michael bloomberg is here. vo: leadership in action. mayor bloomberg and president obama worked together in the fight for gun safety laws, to improve education, and to develop innovative ways to help teens gain the skills needed to find good jobs. obama: at a time when washington is divided in old ideological battles he shows us what can be achieved when we bring people together to seek pragmatic solutions. bloomberg: i'm mike bloomberg and i approve this message.
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pure leaf.(whistling) a very good morning. it is 7:26. i'm laura garcia. dozens of cruise ship passengers who may have been exposed to the coronavirus are in the bay area this morning. they landed late last night at travis air force base in fairfield. the plane included 14 passengers who have already tested positive for the virus. all had been on board a ship quarantined in the sea of japan. right now they're expected to be sent to camp roberts on the central coast. monterey county health leaders not confirming that only saying that camp roberts is preparing for the possible arrival. and keeping tabs on the foggy toerks. the view in dublin.
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you could barely see anything. watch out for the visibility. in livermore down to zero. so it is really bad there. we've seen the fog drifts around the east bay and the peninsula. mainly clear elsewhere. so as you head into the afternoon, the sky will clear. temperatures warm up and some of the valleys reach up to 70 degrees. we'll still see this sunshine going into the forecast for the rest of the week. a few more clouds on friday and there will be a slight chance of rain in the north bay on sunday. other than that we have one more dry week in the forecast. mike, how are the roads moving. we have a weather indicator. the spy web showing droplets and thank you for the director pointing that out and it is a breeze. driving through, there is no back-up but you could barely see that though. the fog is the issue and patches through oakland clearing in and kicking in in castro valley and fremont. freeways moving smoothly but in fremont it may affect the visibility at the intersection
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of fremont at mallory where there is traffic control. back to you. >> we'll be back with another local news update for you in half an hour. hope to see you then. join us for midday as well. >> life in the bay area will look and feel very different than it does today. >> all this will be under water. >> if you do not adapt, then you're going to be in trouble. >> tuesday at 11:00 we investigate all of the new construction in places experts say will soon be flooded. >> are there enough local officials who are paying attention to this? >> today, no. >> it is incumbent on all of us to work on this issue together. >> tuesday at 11:00 on nbc bay area news. we investigate. obama: he's been a leader
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throughout the country for the past twelve years, mr. michael bloomberg is here. vo: leadership in action. mayor bloomberg and president obama worked together in the fight for gun safety laws, to improve education, and to develop innovative ways to help teens gain the skills needed to find good jobs. obama: at a time when washington is divided in old ideological battles he shows us what can be achieved when we bring people together to seek pragmatic solutions. bloomberg: i'm mike bloomberg and i approve this message.
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back now at 7:30 on a monday morning, february 17th, 2020, with a look at how we're honoring presidents' day here in rockefeller plaza. fans are fired up. it's a holiday and a long weekend for many folks we have quite a crowd for presidents' day. >> we'll get out there in a bit. you are completing the -- this is the rare hat trick. saturday, sunday, monday morning. >> filled in for willie yesterday. really had fun now today. >> you're going to go to d.c. and do "nightly. >> a busy couple of days but a good couple of days. >> good to have you. >> thanks.
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let's check your headlines 14 americans are among the hundreds evacuated from a quarantined cruise ship in japan and have tested positive for coronavirus. more than 300 u.s. citizens and family members were taken off the ship and flown back to the united states on two charter flights. one of the flights landed in california overnight and the other in texas passengers will remain under quarantine for two weeks dramatic video from chicago shows a man being rescued from the frigid waters of lake michigan over the weekend. here, you can see, a good samaritan trying to wave for help after seeing a ma struggling in the lake eventually emergency crews across the rescuers go along the bank until they reach the victim. they pulled the man from the icy water and rushed him to the hospital he is listed in critical condition. now, for heart-stopping moments for passengers on an american airways flight. flying in severe cross winds
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the a-380 plane was trying to land at london's heathrow airport. you can see the airplane struggling against wind gusts. the plane was practically sideways when it touches down. pilot straightened it out. no one hurt. just a few frayed nerves >> i bet that looks terrifying. now, to a story of a really bizarre accident in the iconic ski resort of vail, colorado authorities are investigating how a skier died in a tragic mishap on the chair lift nbc's joe fryer has the details. joe, good morning to you >> reporter: kristen, craig, good morning after a historic snowstorm hit vail ski resort, visitors flocked to the lifts but today, investigators are trying to figure out how a new jersey man loading a ski lift slipped through his seat and died this morning, visitors at vail, colorado's scenic ski resort are on alert, after officials say a new jersey man was asphyxiated trying to load a chair lift.
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the coroner tells vail daily that the man slipped through the gap in the chair and was strangled with his coat. the coat went around his head and neck area, putting his neck in a position that compromised his airway the mountain ski patrol performed cpr on the mountain before transporting varnish to a nearby hospital where he later died report officials are conducting a full investigation adding, the lift has been thoroughly inspected and is operating normally >> it's awful. still not sure exactly how it happened it's a tragedy >> reporter: this is not the first time a passenger became suspended on a chair lift at the resort in 2009, a 48-year-old man was suspended upside down on the same lift for seven minutes before being rescued without injury last year, an 8-year-old boy was seen hanging from a chair lift
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at grouse mountain resort. that was in vancouver. young teens created a makeshift crash pad to catch the boy >> wow, they're heros. >> reporter: also this weekend on another mountain near vail, an avalanche killed two colorado men snowmobiling in the back country. late sunday, rescue crews and volunteers recovered the bodies of the men who were buried under snow and ice >> hiked into where they were and just started searching with our beacons, probing, going everywhere >> reporter: officials are still investigating but say the avalanche may have been triggered by the group's snowmobiles. >> more and more people are coming up and enjoying the back country. there's a lot of risk associated with that. >> just a terrible story on so many levels. any indication at this point how the guy fell through this chair? >> reporter: it's not clear yet. we know the seats installed on that chair lift fold if there isn't anyone sitting on them the coroner said witnesses
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reported seeing the seat in the upright position leaving an open area that one could potentially fall through of course, all of this is sure to be part of the investigation. back to you guys >> terrifying. thank you for that report. up next, first, it was the viral video that ignited the debate over reclining on planes. now, delta's ceo is wading into these treacherous waters he's telling passengers what they should do before easing back on a plane. and not everyone is onboard. that's to say the least. that story right after these messages n a... mercedes. yeah, we wish. wish granted. with four models starting under 37 thousand, there could be a mercedes-benz in your near future. lease the a 220 sedan for just $349 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer.
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this morning on "in-depth today. this has everyone talking. the hot-button issue of personal space on airplanes is only getting hotter as airplanes are packing more people on to every, single flight. >> and now, you have the viral video that's pushed the issue once again into the spotlight. nbc's tom costello covers aviation for us. he is live for us this morning what's the word, tom >> reporter: guys, you've seen the video and i presume most of our audience has seen this video, of a man punching the seat of a woman in front of him when she reclines. people on both sides of this issue, arguing back and forth. that is the issue. should you or should you not recline your seat this morning, the ceo of delta airlines is weighing in on a competing airlines controversy
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>> i think customers have the right to recline >> reporter: this viral video shot on an american airlines flight and posted to twitter, showing a female passenger's seat being repeatedly punched by a man clearly unhappy about his lack of space after she reclined fiery tweets supporting the woman and the man, creating major turbulence online. now, delta's ceo has added more fuel on this already heated issue. >> i think the proper thing to do, if you're going to recline into somebody, you ask if it's okay first and then you do it. >> reporter: film maker judd apatow tweeting his reaction you want to create a situation where we all have to negotiate and fight with each other? are you mad? we pay to recline. >> i started to take the video because he was punching my seat. >> reporter: the woman who shot the video, american airlines passenger wendi williams,
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telling "tmz live" she started recording to try to stop the incident >> i thought videoing him would stop him >> reporter: nbc news does not know what transpired before or after the video was shot we reached out to williams and the male passenger for comment and have not heard back. american airlines saying in a statement, we are a i ware of a customer dispute that transpired the safety and comfort of our customers and team members are the priority >> i don't recline >> reporter: to recline or not to recline, clearly on the minds of people in atlanta >> i don't think it's offensive to recline your seats. i do it sometimes. >> reporter: something we can all agree on >> there should be more seat room a lot of things should be better in many different ways >> reporter: as airlines increase the number of seats on the planes, the width between the seats and seat pitch has decreased on average >> seats closer together people are jammed in more than ever before. it can create tension.
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>> reporter: despite customer concerns, the faa decided against regulating seat size and pitch in 2018, arguing that current regulations have no effect on safety in case of an evacuation the faa in november did a new round of tests, essentially to see, since we're packed into the planes, how quickly can people evacuate, given the width and the pitch of the seats we're waiting for the test results from the faa but evacuation is the key in an emergency. back to you. >> tom, do you recline >> reporter: so if i'm in coach, which is most of the time, i will look back and if there's somebody back there, i usually don't listen, i'm kind of vertically challenged, as you know. i'm not that tall. i don't want to make somebody behind me -- i don't want to inconvenience somebody behind me if there's nobody behind me, i'm more likely to do it >> as your vertically challenged friend, i do recline unless the person is really tall.
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>> you take the height - >> i take it into consideration. >> why are there buttons if you can't recline? >> it's true can we stipulate, don't punch the seat >> unless you're 8 years old and your gameboy is broken >> exactly >> i don't think they have gameboys anymore >> a little throwback. 7:44 let's check the weather. >> i'm woke. i'm woke let's come on over here. we have flood warnings to talk about. serious situation. 10 million people impacted cold front is going to push through, and moisture is going to pool. some of the areas are seeing two to three times the amount of rain they should have seen in a month. lots of saturation minor flooding, moderate flooding, major flooding only seven areas with major flooding, but 158 locations are affected you see it right here. there is a good deal of risk associated with the heavy rains. the third-highest crest in 100 years, this morning, for the pearl river in jackson,
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mississippi. that's where we're live this morning. you can see, not record-setting but, again, when you're talking about flood levels that have not been this high, again, in anywhere from half a century to 100 years, you're talking about big problems more rain, by the way, on the way for later on this week we check the rest of the good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're starting out with some fog in some spots. here is a look live in san jose. this fog will linger for another hour or two. we're heading into the low 60s or 70s with the inland temperatures staying very warm for this time of the year, going throughout much of the week. a slight cooldown by friday. saturday is also looking nice but expect more clouds on sunday. a slight chance of rain on san francisco to the north bay as we see our first chance of rain in quite a while. >> dave, thank you coming up on a monday
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good morning. right now at 7:56 we've been dealing with fog in parts of the bay area. in fact this is a dublin camera where you could barely see anything. every now and then you see a few cars making it through with the view. now we're seeing visibility cut down to zero in livermore and the rest of the tri-valley. but then you head over to oakland and visibility cut down to about a tenth of a mile. so we've seen that fog drifting around mainly the east bay. as we go into the afternoon, this is where with we'll have the warmer temperatures. reaching the upper 60s and low 70s today with some sunshine. we do have more sun in the forecast going into the rest of the week. with just a slight cooldown still feeling very comfortable out there even as we go into the weekend. upper 60s on saturday and more clouds moving in as some rain arrives in the north bay. we'll track that. let's see what is happening on
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the roads. well, you could see 101 in palo alto, very light. and low clouds and better visibility than half an hour ago. the east bay and the tri-valley the fog most affecting your freeway. the sensors through treatment. still okay but the signal is still out so watch out there is four-way traffic control. more fog through portions of the east bay. we'll take a live out there. oakland -- we can't see but traffic smoothly below the clouds and this is the spiderweb and the bay bridge toll plaza. and we'll have that in the berkeley curve so bee careful coming up to the bay bridge and across the span. back to you w. on all out search for a mountain lion that bit a 6-year-old girl's leg. yesterday's attack shut down the park and it won't reopen until the mountain lion is found. link to the latest on the search
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, home at last. >> well, we're exhausted but we're on the plane. and that's a good feeling. >> americans onboard a cruise ship quarantined for the coronavirus have returned to the united states. what's next for the evacuees and when will their ordeal end? we're live with the latest. and getting candid. kate middleton opens up in a wide-ranging interview about motherhood. what she is saying about mom guilt and the moment she called terrifying. and you're out. >> we're developing the next generation of fans.
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that's a wonderful thing. >> we'll take you inside the fight to save minor league baseball following a controversial decision from the mlb. how one town is swinging for the fences to save america's pastime, today, monday, february 17th, 2020. >> what's up, jersey city? >> here from minneapolis. >> girls' trip from kentucky. >> hi, guys, back home. ♪ let's get physical >> from kansas city for our 13th birthday. >> to our family in boston. have a happy day. >> happy presidents' day. [ cheers and applause ] >> and a happy presidents' day to you, as well. welcome back to "today." glad you're with us on this kristen welker alongside. savannah and hoda have the holiday off.
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>> look at that crowd. >> look at that crowd. we have to go out and say hello. a lot of people here on presidents' day, which is awesome. happy to see the videos. tag them on #mytodayplaza on instagram and twitter videos. tomorrow, you want to tune in. our friend, valerie bertinelli will be here to update us on her "start today" wellness journey. so many folks are following along on valerie's journey, getting inspired by her progress, as well. we can't wait to see and hear how all of that is going. >> i'm getting inspired by her journey. it's awesome. good advice. >> a special lady. we're looking forward to that. we want to get to your news at 8:00 because there's a lot going on on this holiday morning. two charter flights carrying passengers from a cruise ship that was quarantined in japan amid a virus crisis, have landed here in the united states. sarah harman is at travis air force base in california. sarah, good morning. >> reporter: craig, good morning.
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14 passengers who were evacuated overnight tested positive for coronavirus. they were allowed to travel back and held in special isolation units on board the plane. their arrival in the u.s. nearly doubles the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus now in the u.s. this morning, hundreds of americans who were quarantined on "the diamond princess" cruise ship are back on u.s. soil. two charter flights from japan, touching down overnight at air force bases in texas and california. the flights were not supposed to include any passengers affected by the coronavirus. but the state department has now revealed that 14 people who tested positive were allowed to travel. those positive diagnoses not coming until they were already off the ship. they spent the more than 12-hour flight in isolation chambers seen here, filmed by a passenger, sheryl maleski.
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after nearly two weeks in quarantine, she and her husband decided it was time for their extended vacation to come to an end. >> you're safer getting off the ship. >> okay. >> i would not stay on this ship if i were you. >> i have to put my mask on and get going. >> reporter: the maleskis were evacuated by american teams in hazmat suits. a carefully orchestrated operation. >> the bus will take you to the airplane. airplane takes you to the united states. then you have the passport. good with that? >> reporter: to avoid exposure before getting on the flight. >> well, we're exhausted but we're on the plane. >> reporter: among the americans who chose to stay on "the diamond princess", matthew smith. >> the u.s. offer was break this quarantine early, get into a bus with a bunch of other people who we don't know how they've been doing with quarantine. get into a plane and fly back to the u.s. with those same people. >> reporter: what happens next
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depends on whether or not you have coronavirus. infected passengers will be treated at a hospital. everyone else is now subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine where they'll have regular health screenings. remember, these folks have been at sea for almost a month. they're still a long way from going home. >> sarah harman for us there in california. sarah, thank you. now, to mississippi, where the pearl river is rising after days of relentless rain, forcing some residents in some neighborhoods to flee their homes. the river is turning streets into waterways, creeping into homes, and leaving entire softball fields underwater. the mississippi governor declared a state of emergency. officials in boats spent the weekend floating from door-to-door, urging residents to get out. still a dangerous situation. your health at 8:00. a study found a rise in
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diagnosed melanoma cases in the united states caused by sun exposure. nbc medical correspondent dr. john torres is here. good morning. >> good to see you. >> let's talk about what we know. we know that 91% of u.v.-related melanoma cases were diagnosed between 2011 and 2015. what's going on here? why? >> we've known for a while that sun exposure can contribute to melanoma. but there's environmental factors, genetic factors. we weren't exactly sure how much. i think this is surprising people to a certain extent, that it's that much. 91% overall for non-hispanic whites, fair-skinned individuals. 94% of melanomas are caused by u.v. exposure, meaning the sun. if we can minimize that, we reduce the risk of getting melanoma. get the message out there, and watch out for the sun. >> the thing that struck me, was the places where this is happening. we can put it on the screens
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a lot of you will be surprised minnesota. >> you think utah, sunny area, closer down to the south a lot of people are outdoors minnesota, what you're seeing here, there's three factors they looked at. the intensity of the uv, how much sun is exploezed there. minnesota, not a lot because it is a northern state. how much are people outdoors in minnesota, a lot. there's lakes and they go out. sun exposed. bathing suits or shorts. athletic gear. they're not protecting themselves >> it's important to be vigilant to check out moles that may seem suspicious what should people be looking for? >> you look at the abcs. "a" means asymmetry. is one-half different than the other? colors throughout the mole diameter is it bigger than a pencil eraser in diameter or a small pea? evolving is it changing the last couple weeks? protect yourself during 10:00 to 2:00 when the sun is most intense. >> what is the spf of sunblock
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coming up, could be game over for dozens of minor league baseball teams harry smith is going to take us to one town that's not going down without a fight >> it's part of americana. it's a part of the american pastime. i don't think they realize that. up next, royal parents kate middleton's relatable new confessions about mommy guilt, as we see meghan markle and prince heart we together for the first time since their bombshell announcement first, these messages. that's gross. that's why i use pampers pampers absorbs quickly to trap and lock wetness away keeping your baby's skin drier and healthier for a diaper that stays drier, count on pampers. the health of your baby's skin starts with the pampers they're in.
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about motherhood over the th weekend.nd a harry and the duchess of cambridge spoke in a rare, lengthy interview kelly cobiella has a coveted spot good morning >> reporter: good morning, kristen. that's right we've only heard directly from kate middleton once in her ten years as a member of the royal family she is opening up about what it is like to be a mom in the royal spotlight. that same intense media glare that forced her brother and sister-in-laws to step back from the royal family she's the mother to three royal heirs. now, the duchess of cambridge is opening up about what it's like to be a royal parent in a podcast. she spoke about her morning sickness how meditation and deep breathing helped and about mom guilt. >> do you struggle with mom guilt? >> absolutely.
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anyone who doesn't is actually lying. >> reporter: kate described how she felt stepping out in front of the cameras just hours after giving birth to her first son, prince george. >> it was terrifying i'm not going to lie we're hugely grateful for the support that the public has shown us but equally, it was coupled with a newborn baby and the inexperience of us parents, and the uncertainty. it's the same emotions that forced them to step back, prince harry and megan. they were pictured together for the first time since that huge announcement the couple in miami ten days ago, attending an investment summit later spending time at stanford university, discussing ideas for their future charitable endeavors. last week, the duchess released a behind the scenes
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video from last august, when she guest-edit eed british "vogue's" september issue. >> you're the fist you have an editing eye. i've never seen anything like it >> anyone, no matter who picks it up, should see themselves in it that's what i feel proud we've accomplished. >> reporter: harry and meghan busy building their private life, as william and kate keep busy, both with packed royal schedules. kate touring the united kingdom to promote her early childhood development initiative prince william, trying his hand at wheelchair bact last week getting a helpful push from father prince charles. and it's not slowing down for the royal couple william and kate with a very busy schedule in the next few weeks. they've announced they're going to be going on an official tour of ireland for a couple of days in the beginning of march. and maybe reunited with harry and meghan around march 9th.
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there's a big event here in l london, the commonwealth day they're expected to be here, rejoining the royal family for what will probably be their last official royal engagement. guys >> team coverage for that. i'll lead it kelly cobiella, thank you. >> you know it >> i love hearing kate open up about motherhood parents appreciate that. >> in the end, they're parents >> they're parents >> i would like to see william carrying his bag down the stairs. >> like us >> exactly >> small plane >> you get them confused come on. mr. price, the forecast? >> let's look at what's happening across the country watch for warm winter weather. texas, some locations seeing temperatures 20 degrees above the norm snow for the upper midwest rain rolling into areas including chicago. watch for mountain snow in the pacific northwest and fog in atlanta.
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moderate temperatures in the good morning. i am meteorologist carrie halka. we are looking at the san mateo bridge. we had a couple of issues because of dense fog. once that clears out we're in for a beautiful day. sunshine, highs in the upper 60s, low 70s today. and slight cooldown through the week. we also have slightly above normal temperatures and still no rain until sunday when we could see showers in the north bay. >> that's a quick look at your weather. >> mr. price, thank you, sir you are joining us for "pop start" in a moment but first, you have a story spring training has started. >> pitchers and catchers >> that's right. for more than 40 cities across the country, there's fear this will be their last season with the minor league teams say it ain't so, harry
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>> i know. straight out of shoeless joe jackson. thank you very much. many of us have lived in places where the closest major league team was an airplane away. the cost, so easy to go to a minor league game. sometimes you go, one day, that guy might be in the majors, right? well, out there in the real world, maybe not so much anymore. >> reporter: lowell, massachusetts, was once the heart of the industrial revolution the city's multiple mills that spun for decades now silent. across town, on the edge of the merrimack river, lowell's baseball stadium sits quiet, too, waiting for spring and the return of the hometown team. robert "bobby" moore is an usher here what is it like when this place is rocking >> it's fun. it really is
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>> reporter: but bobby and the folks in lowell are worried sick they think the thread that connects their spinners to major league baseball may have run out. when you hear an idea that major league baseball wants to lower the number of affiliated teams, what'd you think when you heard that >> i said, why you're taking people out of the game you're taking me out of the game it's part of americana it's a part of the american pastime. i don't think they realize that. >> reporter: last fall, major league baseball announced plans to cut ties with 42 minor league teams at the end of the coming season which would mean game over in towns like lowell. in a jammed spinners clubhouse, community leaders gathered recently to rally their forces to fight back. >> i think everybody understands not just the economic impact, but also, the psychological and cultural impact.
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>> reporter: lori's sister was once the team mascot lori is now the local congresswoman. >> it would devastate not just the communities but millions of fans who, their only access to a professional game is this -- are these minor league teams >> reporter: she is leading a bipartisan, yes, bipartisan effort to get baseball to hold on a minute. more than 100 of her colleagues signed on. >> it was an equal flip between democrats and republicans. that was incredibly rewarding. this transcended partisanship because it impacted our communities, impacted our homes. >> reporter: more than 40 million americans see a minor league baseball game every summer far exceeding the attendance numbers for the nba or the nfl the lowell spinners draw as many as 4,000 a night what do you think brings people to the ballpark? >> a fun night out fun family night out
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there's games, giveaways something for the whole family if you don't like baseball, that's okay. >> reporter: brian lindsay helped to bring people down here for 30 years all six of his children worked for the spinners at some point >> my son with down syndrome has been working here. he's now 24. he has a job >> reporter: how great is it for you to see your son at work here >> fantastic i get to bring my kids to work who wouldn't want that, honestly i get to bring my son to work. he's learned so many skills that he learned and takes to other jobs in town just all from working here at the ballpark it's seeing him grow, seeing all of my kids grow. >> reporter: lest major league baseball think this is just business, they've not encountered spinners' owner dave heller how did you hear of the major league baseball throwing out the idea that they were going to contract the number of affiliated teams >> honestly, i read it in the "new york times.
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>> reporter: that's how you found out? nobody called you? >> nobody called. >> reporter: he owns four mie your league teams, three on the mlb you're out list. heller's clubs get high marks for fan fun, community involvement, and charitable fundraising. the connection to the red sox and other big league teams is crucial. >> we're developing the next generation of fans, and that's a wonderful thing. >> reporter: without that connection, his chance of survival is zero what would it be like for you, if you needed to get on the phone one day and call the front offices of three ball clubs and say, we're out of business >> i don't know how i would do that certainly not without crying you're talking about people i love people that i consider family. >> wow >> it's so interesting he goes to a lot of games. and he shakes hands with everybody that goes in and everybody that comes out i say, what do people tell you
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they say, how come you raised the parking from $3 to $4? >> what is major league baseball's motivation? >> it's a lot about money. if you're a bonus player, get drafted, sign for a couple million. other guys on the team aren't getting much money at all. you ride in a bus from point a to point b they're going to raise the pay of minor league players. this is very contentious a big meeting this week. major league baseball is mad at mie your league baseball for the fuss they're creating. they'll say, we need fewer affiliated teams >> it is staggering to hear how many people attend the games they're not a part of the community but the beating heart of the community. >> summertime, the folks -- all the folks from work, we're going to go down to the game, right? >> yeah. $2 beer night. >> ding, ding, ding. >> the capital city bombers. >> hudson city renegades it is part of the cultural fabric. >> no question
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>> by the way, your illustriou broadcasting career, about to bridge another first >> a new high. >> this is something that's never been done. ladies and gentlemen, harry smith pitch hitting for carson today with "pot start. >> get ready >> you know, carson, i don't know if this chair will be able to fit you again >> throw down that gauntlet, harry. >> you get comfortable >> you look real comfortable >> we will try to make the transition as smooth as possible all right. we have an exclusive clip coming up from "the voice." john, blake and kelly, welcoming the new coach, nick jonas, to the show with a cover of "jealous." ♪ makes it beautiful ♪ everybody wants a chance
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what's why everybody wants ♪ that's why ♪ jealous >> full disclosure, i listened to "jealous" on the phone this morning. >> it's catchy >> it was off camera >> you're a jo bros fan? >> a jonas, great addition up next, adele we are all in need of a serious adele fix. >> one of my favorites >> we had new music from the singing sensation over to weekend. she acted as officiant and entertainer at her friend's wedding over the weekend if you're wondering if she sang the hits, here you go. ♪ you had my heart
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>> talk about a wedding you wanted to be at. >> oh, my. wedding of the century >> you crushed it, harry thank you. >> that's always gorgeous. >> me dropping the mic good morning. dozens much passengers exposed to coronavirus are in the bay area. they landed at travis air force basin fairfield. it includes 14 passengers that already tested positive for the virus. all were on board a ship quarantined in the sea of japan. they're expected to be sent to camp roberts. so far leaders are only saying the camp roberts area is preparing for their possible arrival. let's get a look at the
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commute. >> there's not a commute to talk about. this is the only part of the bay bridge we can see. how beautiful is it, it is getting there. bay bridge socked in by fog. it doesn't show up on the roadways. you see it effecting here, the east bay, tri-valley through the south bay, even the peninsula, that's the issue. green sensors show at paid everywhe -- at speed. 580, cameras around. san mateo bridge, still foggy. more local news coming up for you in 30 minutes. brzezinski: take a look at this.
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it is 8:30, now, on this presidents' day, monday morning, a holiday for so many people we have a great crowd out here >> yeah. >> you look fantastic. >> a holiday crowd >> holiday crowd it was freezing over the weekend.
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it's a little warmer it brought all these folks out feels good out here. should we do a crowd moment? >> you got the crowd moment. >> go, go, go. >> where am i going? over here. hello. how are you? nice to see you. you're in town from where. don't tell us your name. >> greenville, south carolina. >> craig, does this lovely dadely look familiar to you? >> i wouldn't be standing on the plaza if it weren't for her. >> oh, stop. >> it's true her name is christy. she got married so -- >> congratulations >> years ago, harry smith, i was in high school and watching a commercial one day they were looking for a reporter you go town to the tv station and work with the producer i was 16 and christy brought me into wis tv i was 16 >> wow there's a full-circle moment there. >> wow >> how does it feel to see him on the plaza >> can i come over >> come on over. give her a hug >> his star was rising from the
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beginning. >> you lie >> it was. >> thank you >> what'd you see from the beginning? >> it's craig, who everyone sees we miss him in carolina. >> it's so good to see you >> who are the people with you >> okay. this is leann. >> looks just like you >> and luke. >> what's up, luke >> jerry >> nice to meet you. i know you run the show. >> you're great. and you're great for picking him. >> if i could blush, i would thank you. that was such a surprise >> nice surprise, right? >> great surprise. >> this is your life coming up, stephanie ruhle is here with timely tips on how to rein in the credit card debt and get your finances back on track if the numbers are creeping up. >> happens to so many people and jill martin is upgrading your beauty routine on "steals & deals. everything from hair products to skin care. sam sifton fans here, ladies
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and gentlemen? in our house, as good as it gets "the art of the sunday supper. sam sifton here with a tasty recipe from his new cookbook that i was -- well, how do you say that -- i was looking it over all weekend >> you were? >> you're ready for that segment. >> really gorgeous >> looking forward to connecting -- fried chicken and cornbread. you standing next to harry smith right now, it's like -- >> reunion >> it is like a buddy movie, isn't it >> deja vu all over again. >> i love it >> one of my besties in the business >> indeed. can you give us a check of the forecast >> i can we'll do it for the entire audience, which should have its own zip code a check of the weather all across the country, everyone texas warmth dallas, texas, 20 degrees above where you should be at this time of the year. snow and rain, as we head through portions of the middle west all of that rain in the middle east in the midweek.
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cold comes back to make another appearance this winter as we head to the midwest. fair skies return to the north and west the end of the week, cold and clear as we head to northern new england. things cool down in the florida peninsula and southeast. things cool down and calm conditions out west. that's a look at the good morning. i am meteorologist kari hall. we are dealing with fog in the valleys right now. once that clears out, expect a lot of sunshine today, well above normal temperatures reaching up to 71 in antioch. 73 in santa rosa, 68 degrees in palo alto. as we go through the rest of the week, we are going to see temperatures come down a few degrees. we'll enjoy sunshine. we'll see more dry weather extending into the weekend with highs on saturday reaching 67. >> get ready we have a lot of people to thank
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for being out here on the plaza. guys, we'll send it back inside to you what a crowd today >> dave price on the roker run coming up, dig your way out of credit card debt before it gets worse stephanie ruhle has some tips. whip your finances into shape.
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this morning on "today's consumer" credit card debt reserve bank of new york reported last week that americans owe a record $930 billion in credit card debt. that breaks down to $6,200 for every consumer with a credit card in this country if you don't pay it off every month, you're owing even more. even if you don't spend a dime here with ideas of how to get out from under the credit card debt, senior correspondent stephanie ruhle.
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good morning to you. $6200 sounds like a lot of money. you surprised by that? >> surprised and worried about it just because you're feeling good and you have a credit card, doesn't mean you should swipe. that $6200, the big number,s and portion in serious delinquency, it is more than 90 days that yo owe the money, it is the highest it's been in the country in eight years. this is worrisome, craig >> a lot of folks are behind on that debt, as well, right? >> yeah. let's take a look at what this looks like for you say you owe $6,000 your credit card is a 17% interest if you have a new one, it is probably 17.3% the end of the year, if you were only paying interest, it is an extra $1,020 a year. you haven't even started to pay down the principal the collections agencies aren't calling you, but do you want to owe an extra $1,000 a year >> that's how they're making money, too.
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>> uh-huh. >> let's talk about ways that rein in the debt >> okay. what do i do to pay down the principal? look at the bills you have out there. how can i transfer to a lower rate you can get a new credit card. some right now for zero balance in your first year if you think you can pay it down in a year, transfer over to that you need to pay attention to the credit score if you open up new cards, that's not so good. remember, paying the minimum is going, as i said, to keep the collections agencies away, but it is not going to save you. you need to start chipping away at the principal if you don't do that, you'll never get out from under it. it is easy for me to say, craig, the credit agencies really like it if you pay in full every month. that's unrealistic we know most people can't. what you need to do is get a plan >> what if you come into a few extra bucks. say you won your super bowl pool or oscar wool. you have a few hundred bucks
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work overtime maybe. is it better to pay down the credit debt, or is it better to put the money into a savings account or rainy day fund? >> whatever has the highest interest i want you to think about paying down debt like a treat a treat shouldn't be, go out to eat, buy shoes it should be get the pit out of my stomach that i'm feeling because i owe this much money. if you don't work on these things, i want you to go on a diet, a savings diet >> sound like my wife. >> what if you cut up your credit cards you might keep one for an emergency. if you cut up the credit cards and were just spending cash, you'd live in a different way. i want you to think about your pain points. where does craig like spending when i walked in today, you know what i saw an awful lot of iced coffee cups people were at the bakery. it feels good. at 5 bucks a pop, you're in the hundreds of dollars quickly. if that's how you like to spend, you might need to change your route on the walk to work.
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take a different way think about the brands you like to follow on social media. start un-following them so you won't be tempted if you're not tempted, your favorite store, their website might have your credit card in there automatically. take it out. i want to give you a hurdle. >> what is this cash diet? >> i want you to go to a casino. how do you bet cash no vegas figures it out when you have chips, you're more likely to spend. if you don't have anything to swipe, if you have to pay with cash, you'll be much more unlikely to do it. in you do want to treat yourself, i ask you to wait 24 hours. say, i'll put this on hold and think about it 24 hours from now, if i really need it, really want it, maybe i dip in then. >> all right stephanie ruhle, valuable tips thank you. >> cash diet, craig. >> kristen welker, smells good in the studio. oh, you're not with the food >> we have one more excitement i know you always like the food.
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even better, jill martin is in the house with a beauty edition of "steals & deals." revamping your hair, skin, and makeup routines with better results d less effort.an tom steyer: listen, every democrat running for president is better than the criminal in the white house. we all have progressive plans to address the big challenges facing our country. what makes me different, is i've been working for ten years outside of washington, to end the corporate takeover of our democracy, and to return power to the american people. i started need to impeach to hold this lawless president accountable. i'm proposing big reforms like term limits... ...a national referendum... ...and ending corporate money in politics. as president, i'll declare climate change an emergency on day 1.
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we're back with a new edition of "steals & deals." this morning, we're upgrading your beauty routine with items to make it easy, effortless, and more efficient jill martin joins us good to see you. >> it's our first "steals & deals" together. and what better than beauty? everyone needs to revamp the beauty routine doesn't know where to start. >> i'm glad we're starting here. >> we have innovative products the first is hairtamin shampoo and conditioner set. it has vitamins in it. biotin has vitamins a, c, and e,
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promoting growth for your hair>y the deal is $19.99 biotin is the great ingredient >> i feel like every woman needs this >> every woman with long hair, if you have long hair like us, the hair towel, retail $39 it's soft and microfiber >> what does the microfiber do >> when the hair is wet, it is vulnerable the regular towel will pull on your hair. feel this. it decreases dry time by 50% instructions are in there. super easy you can go to today.com. retail, $39. the deal is $18. 54% off. this really works. >> doesn't fall off. >> it has a mechanism when you tie it, it'll stay in place. >> love that blow-dryer. >> retail, $139.99 >> okay. >> this is the cool thing, pick it up, it starts you put it down, it stops. >> wow
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it stops itself. >> it is the 7x. >> does it work well >> yes if you have frizzy hair, it has seven times the ion, resulting in smoother, shinier hair. it is light. it weighs 15 ounces. also good for a hair dryer >> i have super curly hair >> $56, 60% off. have i seen your hair curly? >> this is wavy. you're not seen it really curly. this is just wavy. >> a lot of us spend time on hair in the morning. >> think love. these are brushes, like a hidden brush. >> craig melvin put his face down like this and thought it miraculously cleans it no, not how it works the facial brush, $129. >> how do you turn it on >> i use a similar one, but i tried this one it takes off all the makeup. if you wear a lot of foundation,
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it really cleans the skin. sold out in minutes last time, craig. >> looks like a decoration i love it. >> it has the uv light that cleans the brush. >> awesome. >> retail is $129. deal is $39. great price tag. >> great deal. and? >> if we can look closely at this, it has gold specks in it retail is $238 has little speck in it that 24 karat serum and gold duo it increases firmness. if you're a woman, or a man, and open your cabinet and see pretty and you're going to put it on, it starts morning right. >> i was going to say, anything with gold, i'm sold. >> right >> pretty. >> retail, $238. deal is $34. >> big one. >> this is the artist makeup brushes. retail is $43. there's two sets the bigger one you use for foundation, concealer, blush, and bronzer. this is for the eyes and the
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lips really could get in there. the eye shadow brows, lip liner. $43, deal is $15 you can wash with soap and water. >> super soft. >> you're limiting the amount you're carrying. your beauty routine is revamped. >> how did i do? >> you nailed it. >> you were awesome, as always let's run through the products again. hairtamin shampoo and conditioner. the hair towel hair dryer tao clean facial brushes trust md makeup brushes from artis. >> "today" will make a small share of revenue from your purchases. >> jill, you recently launched a show, a new digital show, called "shop the stars. >> yes. >> awesome >> thank you at its core, it is a chat show everything on the set,
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everything i'm wearing is shoppable. my first guest was martha stewart. it is a chat show so you'll learn things about her you don't know at the end, you can shop for her products it is innovative and a new show of its kind. i'm so happy you loved it. we launched friday. >> congratulations we're so excited for you. >> thank you. >> jill martin, thank you. braet great to see you, as always. craig, you can't wait for this segment sam sifton is here food editor of the "new york times. you want us to revive the sunday supper he's going to show us how to make amazing dishes. obama: he's been a leader throughout the country for the past twelve years, mr. michael bloomberg is here.
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we're back with "today food." food editor from "the new york times. sam sifton showing recipes from his brand-new cookbook out tomorrow, "see you sunday. harry smith was raving about
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this to me on friday good to see you, my friend >> thank you >> fried chicken is intimidating >> it is the first time. >> okay. >> after today, it is going to be simple. will you mix that up seasoned flour all-purpose flour. old bay seasoning, salt and pepper dump it on top of the chicken. >> no secret ingredient? >> well, one we'll see nit a minute dump that in there >> all right make sure it is well coated. >> gif ve it a shake, shake, shake. by the magic of television, it becomes covered. here is my secret ingredient. >> bacon. >> couple slices of bacon in the neutral oil. it'll mimic what you'd get from lard if you were cooking in lard, which some people do. >> two pieces of bacon >> it goes right in there. skin side down >> how hot is the oil? >> running around 360 degrees or so i have the thermometer there to check. when the chicken goes in, it is
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going to come down a little bit, the temperature. what you can can do is adjust your heat, watch your temperature. move along >> all right >> now -- >> you fry your chicken with the lid on >> i do. >> why >> for mysterious reasons. i believe, as you'll see, a lot of the moisture is getting retained in here on the top. on the bottom, where it has been in the oil, it is getting that beautiful crust going. after five or six minutes, i'm turning this over. >> look at that trust. that's nice. how long roughly will you cook that >> little more than 10, 12 minutes. when we're done, it'll end up looking like this. we'll take it out. let it drain on a rack if you don't have a rack, you can do this on paper towel i like it on, you know, a paper bag. while it is hot -- >> while it is hot this is important. >> little salt notice how hot
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this is not because i'm pretentious. up high like that, it gets full coverage >> it's out of this world good. >> like it >> unbelievable. >> mr. smith, what is the verdict? >> my god! >> he's on seconds. >> using his fingers. >> you took red pepper chili flakes. >> in the honey. take a little bit of that and drizzle it over this chicken we've finished, like that. a little sweet and hot against the salty and crisp. i'll let you jump right in >> while i'm stuffing my face, tell me about this cornbread. >> we have some cornbread here that i like. it is a little cakier than a southern aficionado would like it's got corn kernels in there coleslaw >> yup. >> see >> this is really good. >> come to sunday supper with me >> on sundays, we go to my grandma's house. every week, fried chicken. this is like hers. i'm not just saying that because you're standing here either. >> telling the truth
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>> i'm telling the gospel truth. >> listen, i believe these meals, if we share them here, make your life better. the people eating, their lives are better the people cooking, their lives are better as you can see, it is not that inti intimidatin intimidating you can do it a couple hours on a sunday afternoon mr. smith? >> my wife and i are in the first pew of the church of sam sifton every sunday afternoon, she reads me your "times" food section. >> thank you. >> it is so welcoming and so -- it makes us feel better just to read it. >> do they collect your cholesterol for sampling in that, too? >> sam, thank you. >> thank you so much >> cookbook looks fantastic. if this is indication of what is in there, we're in for a treat i love the full kernels in the cornbread. nice touch. >> excellent. >> he's from brooklyn, too i would have thought you'd be from down south. seem like a southern guy
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"see you on sunday" comes out tomorrow preorder on today.com/food ahead, third hour of "today." '80s icon huey lewis is here and will share his personal struggle that is directing his music career at this point we'll talk about that. "new amsterdam" star ryan is also stopping by kristen, thank you dave, harry, thank you first, your local news and some weather. good morning, it )s 8:5. i )m - -... rangers in the south bay .. good morning. it is 8:56. i am marcus washington. rangers in the south bay are on an all out search for a mountain lion that bit a girl. it happened yesterday in cupertino. the six-year-old was hiking with a group when the mountain lion jumped out and bit her. she's expected to be okay. they shut down the park until
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the mountain lion is found. the same rangers shut down the park twice in the last year due to mountain lion sightings. happening now, kris sanchez is at the scene monitoring the search, she'll have the latest in the midday newscast. also go to the home page for more details. north bay search and rescue teams are combing inverness looking for a missing elderly couple. they went out for a hike. dozens of searchers expected to be out in full force. go to our twitter feed for the latest on the search. democratic presidential contender bernie sanders is set to attend a rally in the east bay at noon, happening at the crane way pavilion in richmond. thousands are expected to attend. comes ahead of tomorrow's deadline to register for the super tuesday primary. fighting climate change isn't just about polar bears. we're fighting for our lives, we're fighting for clean air and clean water.
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othroughout the country for the past twelve years, mr. michael bloomberg is here. vo: leadership in action. mayor bloomberg and president obama worked together in the fight for gun safety laws, to improve education, and to develop innovative ways to help teens gain the skills needed to find good jobs. obama: at a time when washington is divided in old ideological battles he shows us what can be achieved when
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we bring people together to seek pragmatic solutions. bloomberg: i'm mike bloomberg and i approve this message. live from studio live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. today is the third hour of today. >> welcome to the third hour of today on this presidents' day. craig here with kristen welker, michelle martin. i feel like we should use your correspondent title or - >> you can use all of them sure >> a lot of titles >> i'll take it. >> it's a holiday, so al roker obviously isn't going to be here sheinelle jones negotiated her way out of working this presidents' day, as well >> calling them out. >> you cannot find the last holiday i went to work -- and dylan out with her

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