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afternoon. lots of sunshine. >> download the nbc 10 app for all the news and traffic you need. the "today" show is next. good morning. bareknuckle brawl. >> i've been called a lot of things in my life. that was a first. >> hillary clinton and bernie sanders clash repeatedly during their most heated debate yet. >> wait a minute. wait a minute. i am good on the debate stage with senator sanders -- >> excuse me. secretary, senator, please. dr. jill biden speaking out in an exclusive interview about her husband's decision not to run. >> i feel, you know, maybe america missed an opportunity. >> and the republican party's chairman joins us live. breaking overnight. aftershocks rattle japan
following an earthquake that killed at least nine people and injured hundreds. this baby pulled alive from a collapsed home. rescue crews searching for more survivors this morning. painful punishment. a mother secretly records the principal using a paddle to discipline her 5-year-old son. >> don't spank me. >> you're going to get a spanking. we have all the time in the world. >> that video quickly going viral. the incident now under investigation. and postcard from the edge. the duke and duchess of cambridge take in the view during a hike to a monetary in bhutan. it is this powerful handshake that has the internet talking today, friday, april 15th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. matt is back on monday.
i guess the indian prime minister got the memo, good to have a firm handshake. >> vice shake there. good crowd on the plaza. safe to say, spring is here. millions of people have temperatures in the 70s this weekend. >> happy to hear that. our top story is this bitter feud between hillary clinton and bernie sanders that reached new heights in the debate in brooklyn last night. our decision 2016 team has it covered this morning. we're also going to talk to rnc chairman reince priebus about his ongoing delegate dustup with donald trump. first, andrea mitchell is here. she was at the debate late last night and what a debate it was. >> good morning. in a debate that more than lived up to its billing, the two democrats ripped into each other's judgment and readiness to be president. >> reporter: in the only showdown before the make or break new york primary, fireworks almost from the moment they took the stage. >> i do question her judgment.
i question a judgment which voted for the war in iraq. the words foreign policy blunder the history of this country. >> well, the people of new york voted for me twice to be their senator from new york. and president obama trusted my judgment enough to ask me to be secretary of state. i think you need to have the judgment on day one to be
both president and commander in chief. >> do we really feel confident about a candidate saying that she's going to bring change in america when she is so dependent by big money interests? i don't think so. >> reporter: wall street and her paid speeches, a growing feud. >> i stood up against the behaviors of the bank when i was a senator. i called them out on their mortgage behavior. >> secretary clinton called them out. oh, my goodness. they must have been really
crushed by it. was that before or after you received huge sums of money by giving speaking engagements? >> reporter: they shouted each other down over the minimum wage. >> wait a minute. >> it's not accurate. >> wait a minute. i have stood on the debate stage -- >> can i
-- >> i have said the exact same thing. >> senator, please. >> if we can raise it in new york or los angeles -- >> if you're both screaming at each other, the viewers won't be able to hear either of you. >> reporter: clinton slamming sanders on guns. >> this is a serious difference between us, and what i want to start by saying, it's not a laughing matter. 90 people, on average, a day are killed or commit suicide or die in accidents from guns. >> reporter: sanders calling her out for using the term "super predators" to describe drug dealers when she was first lady.
>> because it was a racist term and everybody knew it was a racist term. >> reporter: clinton acknowledging flaws in the 1994 crime bill that led to recent protests. >> i'm sorry for the consequences that were unintended. >> today, the candidates are going their separate ways. sanders, to the vatican. clinton, to california. fundraisers with george clooney. leaving new york voters to sort through the candidates' different positions on a host of issues. >> andrea, stay with us. we want to bring mark halperin into the conversation. >> managing editor of "bloomberg" politics. good to see you. >> morning. >> 291 delegates of state in new york. we vote on tuesday. did anything happen last night to change the dynamic in new york? >> ninth debate between them. over the last few months, we learned sanders is great at raising money, inspiring young people, not that great at debating. he's fine. but she left openings last night
that a skilled candidate would have walked her through and put her on the defense. he didn't do it. i think going to the vatican is symbolic. finishes the debate, leaves the country and is behind and didn't do anything last night to catch up. >> if you look at the first debate and the ninth debate, the race has been static but the tone, what a difference. >> you could feel the static electricity between the two of them. these two people really do not like each other. you can feel that she, even though she can't say it publicly, wants to say, enough already, i have the numbers. leave me alone. and he is really getting angrier and angrier. 27,000 people last night. he feels he could almost do this, except for the delegate math. >> his argument is, enough already. i've won eight of the last nine states. i keep winning. why would i get out of the race? where does this send for him, if
it does? >> she needs to be winning. got to win in new york and then win in the other northeastern states. that would go a long way. not being able to get him out of the race because he has the money to go through june in california, but to start convincing the party, it's time to think about a general election. he's got to fight back. that's why last night was surprising to me. he has to be a fighter. he's behind and basically accepted a status quo, familiar argument. there was a more heated tone but he needs to change the dynamic of the race, rather than continue along, which is what he did last night. >> mark and andrea, thank you. republican candidates were under the same roof attending the new york state republican gala in manhattan. peter alexander covering that side of the race. peter, good morning. >> the rnc is again trying to erase any criticism about the delegate selection process. without naming names, pushing back after donald trump's relentless attacks that the system is, in his words, rigged,
the party sending out a memo. the rules surrounding the delegate selection has been clearly laid out in every state and territory. each process is easy to understand for those willing to learn it. adding, it ultimately falls on the campaigns to be up to speed on the delegate rules. there is a new op-ed out from donald trump this morning, who has been outorganized by the cruz campaign. he's a little more cooperative in his tone. pledging to work with the rnc if elected to reform our election policies, he says. all three of the republicans though in midtown manhattan last night. new york city clearly is trump's town. 1,000 demonstrators protesting outside. inside, trump made a passioned defense of new york values. it was a swipe at cruz's, whose applause line fell on deaf ears at the dinner. pressing him to soften his rhetoric, as heading to the general election.
writing, the "post"-pivol trump needs to be more presidential, better informed on policy, yet the promise is there in the rookie, they say, who is after all, leading the field. four days ago, trump looking for an embrace from the empire state. >> looks like he'll get it according to the polls. thank you so much. reince priebus is the chairman of the republican national committee and joins us this morning. good to have you here. >> good morning. >> i don't know if i need to remind you, donald trump is never at a loss for words. i'll play you a clip of the things he's said about the republican party organization over the last several days. >> this is a crooked system, folks. it's not fair, and it's not fair to you people. it's a rigged, disgusting, dirty system. the republican national committee, they should be ashamed of themselves for allowing this kind of crap to happen. >> for good measure, he added at another point, you personally
ought to be ashamed of yourself. is he out of line? >> well, look, i mean, i'm not quite sure what the rhetoric is all about, but the truth is, these plans have been in place since october of last year. it was the same system that elected abraham lincoln. it's pretty much the same system that the democrats use. delegates and voters choose the nominee. that's what's happening. quite frankly, the complaining that goes on is something that, i think, probably distracts from what we really need to do, which is to come together as republicans. i know it's hard because we still have a contest. you know, i think it gets distracting and isn't something most people really give a darn about. >> he's out there trashing the system, trashing the party. have you called him up and said, hey, knock it off? >> look, we talk a lot, savannah. i talk to all the candidates a lot. it's not a secret that we communicate with all the
campaigns. we have been communicating. when someone publicly calls you out, i think you also publicly have to say, wait a second, here are the rules. they've been in place a long time. even your reporter, peter alexander, has said the same thing. it's what we want to do, make sure that people understand these are rules that have been available. they're out there. they're submitted by all of the states. the rnc doesn't write these rules, the states do. each state, in many cases, has a different way of electing delegates. you have to go into each other and learn the rules and run. by the way, he's done well. he's received a greater percentage of delegates than the popular vote. you know, i think in the end, it works just fine. >> chairman, he's not alone in thinking that this system is a little odd. party activists choose the president, not the voters. people say it's anti-democratic,
including millions of people who support donald trump. don't you think, as you look at it from a common sense point of view, there is something strange about that system? >> no. i mean, what about caucuses, is that strange? i moean, who is to say a primar is the only way to choose delegates? some states use a convention. in virginia, they chose their -- the republican party of virginia chooses its governor candidate through a state convention. it really isn't strange. it's very grassroots. over 60,000 people a month ago in colorado voted at their precinct level. then they went to the county level. then the congressional district level. all the while, by the way, willie, all the candidates competed with surrogates in the system, without complaining, by the way. the whole way through for a month. i think it's a little too late to complain after the fact, that a particular state's process isn't something that you like.
now, what is true is that the system can be changed, but it has to be changed at the convention, if people want to change it with the delegates. that's how the rules are written. i don't write the rules for the republican party. the delegates at the convention write the rules for the republican party. >> all right. chairman priebus, we're out of time. thank you for your time this morning. >> you bet. >> thanks, chairman. >> donald trump will join us live next thursday in a town hall here on rockefeller plaza. vice president biden's wife spoke to natalie about the president's decision not to run for president. >> good morning. we had a unique opportunity to travel with dr. jill biden to highlight a group she's passionate about. a group she has a personal connection to. military families. she was very candid with us when it came to her husband's difficult decision. >> your husband also said he regrets not running. every day, for the most part. is that something that you think about, as well? what it could have been like, had timing been a little bit
different? >> well, you know, i say every day, i mean, joe, i really do feel that joe would have made a great president. i think he has the character. i think that he's a -- one of his strengths is compromise. so i feel, you know, maybe america missed an opportunity. i don't know. it just wasn't the right time. >> dr. biden saying, given all the negative campaign rhetoric, that america could use a compromiser in chief. timing wouldn't be right with the death of her son beau. we also had a visit to the fort base in kansas, home to 50,000 people. it was part of the joining forces initiative. she, along with first lady michelle obama, focused on the unique needs of military families. we'll have more of that coming up later in the program.
>> thank you, natalie. aftershock following the 6.5 quake in japan on thursday. it killed nine people and injured more than 800. rescuers are searching for anyone who might be trapped. dozens of people have been rescued from collapsed homes, including an eight-month-old baby. tens of thousands of residents are without running water. japan's prime minister says the government is doing all it can to assist in a rescue and relief effort. ash carter is visiting a u.s. care craft carrier in the disputed south china sea, a move likely to anger china, which claims much of the sea at its own. carter watched an f-18 take off from the deck of a ship. on thursday, secretary carter announced aid to the philippines, spurring protest from china. the defense secretary said the u.s. will, quote, continue to stand up for safety and freedom of our friends and allies. houston, a deputy is recovering after being shot several times in an unprovoked
ambush. it was caught on camera. here's nbc's kerry sanders. >> reporter: the stunning footage capturing the moment s the deputy hit the ground after being shot four times. his partner jumping out and returning fire. the surveillance video obtained by nbc news, showing what law enforcement thinks could be an ambush. the deputy had just finished helping another officer with a routine traffic stop when it became anything but. standing on the passenger side of the car, when a gunman out of view, came up behind him and started firing. getting off six shots before fleeing. >> sending patrol cars. >> reporter: now awake but in critical condition, sustaining wounds to his abdomen and chest. >> he acknowledged he knows who we are. he has acknowledged that he understands us. he can hear it. >> reporter: the 48-year-old is
an 11-year veteran of the force, from a family that wears the badge, including his wife, his three brothers and his son. >> it's just a tradition that's been passed down from generation to generation. >> pray for this constable officer. >> reporter: a community on edge as it searches for a suspect and deals with the ambush of one of its lawman, the second in eight months. for "today", kerry sanders, nbc news. frightening moments for passengers on a delta flight from new york to nashville. the plane made an emergency landing in west virginia thursday after hitting a bird. the impact cracking the windshield. the plane landed safely and there were no injuries. delta sent a new plane to charleston to pick up the passengers and take them to nashville, where they promptly went to drink bourbon and -- >> wait, you added that last part. >> it's what i would have done. >> definitely. al, let's get a check of the
weather. >> to settle the nerves, watch "sunday today" on their nbc station. >> very generous man. >> "sunday today with willie geist." >> not much moving. we talked about it yesterday. this omega block keeping systems from moving from west to east. everything is locked in. in the gulf and the central plains, we have all this moisture coming up. it's going to fire up pretty strong storms. we've got this upper level low that's developing its own cold flow of air. that's going to bring unseasonably cold and a lot of wet snow. today, we have a storm threat from nebraska to texas. tornadoes possible. it moves into saturday and on into sunday. again, big, big problems. then we're talking about flooding rain. some areas, 8 to 9 inches of rain from north platte all the way down near san antonio. and the snow, denver, you could be looking at 8 to 14 inches of
snow. major snowstorm going on in the rockies this weekend. we're good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. a beautiful day ahead. a chilly start. frost will quickly disappear. look at the sunshine, south philadelphia into the 60s. chestnut hill, 64. pennsylvania suburbs, phoenixville warming to 63. reading and berks county.
65 for bethlehem. as far as south jersey and delaware are concerned, nothing but sunshine. an easterly wind keeps the jersey shore just a bit chillier with highs in the 50s. have a great day. >> that's your latest weather. host of "sunday today"? >> thank you very muchmuch. two plugs in one hit. thank you, mr. roker. good friend. former follower of charles manson, one step closer to being free, after taking part in a murder spree. one victim's outraged family is speaking out. and the investigation launched into the troubling video of a principal using a paddle to discipline a 5-year-old boy. we'll have the latest on that. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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roads out there. look like volume is cranked up a bit. >> well, vai, we are watching southbound delays on 95 right now around cottman avenue. no problems really in either direction, just that morning volume. 25 minutes southbound from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway. speeds in the 30s. battling sun glare on route 70 around kings highway. jessica, thank you. today is april 15th, usual tax day, but taxpayers get a little reprieve this year. the filing deadline is monday the 18th because of emancipation day holiday in washington, d.c. also today the philadelphia antiques and art show begins at the navy yard. more than 50 dealers and gallery also show off furniture, art, jewelry and books. the show runs through sunday. i'm vai sikahema. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. you can always get the latest news and weather with the nbc 10 app.
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7:30 on this friday morning, april 15th, 2016. why is everyone happy? it's a lot to smile about. [ cheers and applause ]. >> you have until monday. hillary clinton and bernie sanders went toe to toe in one of their most heated debates. attacks on clinton's qualifications were front and center. >> does secretary clinton has the experience and the intelligence to be a president? of course she does. but i do question -- but i do question her judgment. >> people of new york voted for
me twice to be their senator from new york. and president obama trusted my judgment enough to ask me to be secretary of state for the united states. >> the two candidates also sparred over minimum wage, gun control and reforming wall street. the republican candidates came together in manhattan last night. donald trump, john kasich and ted cruz took turns speaking at a republican gala ahead of next tuesday's primary in new york. rescue crews in japan are dealing with aftershock as they search through the rubble from the earthquake. a baby was carried out of the rubble from a collapsed home. administrators at a school in georgia paddling a 5-year-old boy. this incident was secretly recorded by the child's mother. gabe gutierrez is taking a closer look at this. good morning. >> good morning. right off the top, corporal
punishment by school officials is legal here in georgia, and the 5-year-old clearly broke the school's code of conduct. but it is heart wrenching. we should caution you, some viewers may find this video difficult to watch. >> we're going to do it. >> mommy, help me. help me! >> reporter: this morning, this video viewed more than a million times on social media, is igniting a fire storm of controversy. a 5-year-old child being disciplined by the principal, one hit with a paddle. you can hear it. >> yup. >> it was emotionally devastating. i don't know how else to describe it. >> reporter: the boy's mother says she pretended to text so she could record this video. she wanted people to see it. she doesn't dispute her son did something wrong. >> he almost hit another student and was running around in the bus line. they tried to catch -- they were trying to catch him, and he spit on them.
>> reporter: according to jasper county schools handbook, corporate punishment is allowed for conduct violations, including spitting. >> i'm only going to do it one time, unless you wiggle around. okay? one time. >> reporter: perez says she's been in a dispute with the principal over her son's attendance, out 18 days. he s she says he's been sick. under the truancy law, she was sent to jail. when she tried to take her son home to avoid the paddling, the school called police. she thought she'd have to go back to jail, so she agreed to one hit, one time. the corporate punishment is only used with parental consent, it said. the district is investigating the incident and looking into the discipline policies. the county sheriff tells nbc news, based on the video, there would not be probable cause for
prosecution of administers. on social media, one writing, no teacher has the right to do this. others wrote, if more people spanked children at home, this wouldn't have to happen. >> i feel this is going to ruin his last few weeks of school. he hates school now. doesn't even want to go. >> perez says she plans to meet with school administrators later today. figures from the department of education show almost half of georgia's school districts practice corporate punishment. it was used more than 11,000 times. >> gabe gutierrez, thank you for looking into it. >> tough to watch. check of the weather from al. >> we have warmer weather coming. the omega block is going to keep whatever weather you have today or tomorrow, it'll last through the weekend. we've got this warm weather under this ridge, but almost an upper level low down south. it'll be cooler there.
today, minneapolis, 75. cleveland, 68. new york city, 64. the south, atlanta is ten degrees cooler. savannah, 65. the good news, look at the weekend. st. louis, sunday, 78. monday, 79. since natalie, 78. new york city, sunday, 70. up to 77 on monday. even down south, temperatures moderate. atlanta by monday, you're at 79. 81 in raleigh. sweet. that what's's good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. a beautiful day ahead. a chilly start. frost will quickly disappear. south philadelphia into the low 60s. chestnut hill, 64 degrees today. pennsylvania suburbs, phoenixville warming to 63. look at reading and berks county, 65 for bethlehem. as far as south jersey and delaware, nothing but sunshine. but an easterly wind keeps the jersey shore just a bit chillier
with highs in the 50s. have a great day. >> that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much. after 19 denials, the california patrol board panel is recommending the release of former charles manson following leslie van houten. miguel almaguer has the story. >> reporter: van houten was one of charles manson's followers. after 19 previous denials, a review board recommended parole for the 66-year-old they say is a model inmate. earning educational degrees from prison while running self-help groups for incarcerated women. >> if the public knew who leslie was today, they would see a completely different person, other than somebody who has been labeled as a manson murderer. >> reporter: the former homecoming queen was not involved in the august 1969
murders of actress sharon tate. the pregnant wife of film director roman palanski and four others. the next day, she joined the manson clan in the brutal killer of a groecer and his wife in their l.a. home. she testified to stabbing rose mary in the back at least 14 times. she was ultimately sentenced to life in prison. news of possible parole triggering outrage from the victim's family members. >> if she's helping other prisoners in the prison, fine. i laud her for that. but that doesn't -- that doesn't entitle her to be set free after she murdered, you know, two of my relatives. >> reporter: other manson followers are still in prison. patricia, who wrote "death to pigs" in the victim's blood, has been deanied patrol 13 times.
another follower not involved with the murder rers, was convicted of pointing a gun at president ford in an attempted assassination. another has been denied parole 12 times. for van houten, while the office disagrees with the parole recommend, it may ultimately be governor jerry brown who decides her fate. for "today", miguel almaguer, nbc news, los angeles. >> wait to see what happens there. >> decision that shocked a lot of people. coming up, a chimpanzee's high wire escape from the zoo, and the wild chase that played out on live television. >> that's cha-cha the chimpanzee. also ahead, using pot to treat migraines. what doctors are saying about what appears to be a growing tr
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everything we sell in colorado. >> reporter: nicole smith is the ceo. >> this is the hemp product. it goes into the gels and things women and men use to relieve the symptoms. >> absolutely. what are we looking at here? >> this is where we're making our patches. put it on your wrist, and this is supposed to go into your veins. it'll deliver into the bloodstream. we're going to get symptom relief from this patch up to 12 hours. >> reporter: unlike marijuana you smoke or eat, manufacturers say the topicals are lower in thc, the part that gets you high. you just benefit from pain and inflammation relief. some doctors say the science doesn't add up. >> marijuana actually needs to get into the body, into the brain, to have an anti-pain effect. unfortunately, at this point, there hasn't been good research to tell us that enough is actually getting in to have an effect. >> reporter: an ultra-marathon runner would disagree. when she struggled with muscle pain after a long rain, she comes to get a mile high massage
with marijuana lotion. >> it's part of my performance training, part of my recovery. >> reporter: even stars like o phoopi goldberg are jumping into the market. her product will be sold as medical marijuana in california. >> topical cream. >> reporter: similar products are already available in colorado. where recreational marijuana is legal if you're over 21. >> so like, how much is this? $15. >> we make it affordable. we feel after you buy it the first time, you're going to be hooked. >> recreational marijuana is allowed in alaska, colorado, oregon and washington and even washington, d.c. you can't ship topicals with thc across state lines because it violates federal law. >> savannah got a charlie horse in her leg. do you have anything for it? >> excuse me, i'm booking a flight to colorado.
>> you tried it and didn't feel anything? >> no. it rubs into your releases your muscles. >> then you had a hankering for doritos. >> no, i wasn't high, al. >> we'll have more on this on "nighty news" tonight. thank you. coming up, news about the long-awaited sequel to "avatar," the highest grossing movie of all times. good news, carson is back in the orange room. he'll show us what happened when ted cruz
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fallon offered some pre-show advice. >> i thought i'd do a pre-show interview. >> i appreciate you being the bigger man, donald. >> oh, i'm the bigger man. with the bigger hands. people are still mad. they're mad at you for saying they have, quote, new york values. what did you mean by that? >> i was nearly trying to say that i value new york. except i was saying it backwards, the way yoda would say it. >> i love yoda. i watch her every morning with kathie lee. fantastic. >> got to like the mention there, right, guys? at one point, cruz says he's reaching for a pen to take some notes but goes for a little cocktail instead. funny mote. kitty writing, i'm impressed that ted cruz is not laughing at jimmy. jill says, fallon and ted cruz killed it. still laughing. when asked how he'd do in
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good morning i'm vai sikahema just before 8:00. if you're wondering about your friday forecast, let's go to meteorologist bill henley. >> it's a chilly start but parts of the area warming up into the 40s for philadelphia, delaware and the lehigh valley. south jersey at 32 degrees. pennsylvania suburbs on the chilly side, a few 40s. 35 degrees in st. david. the day goes on, sunshine will be bright. temperatures warming up, middle 60s for the lehigh valley and delaware and philadelphia, 66 degrees. at the shore, a bit cooler thanks to an easterly breeze. let's check the friday commute with traffic reporter jessica boyington. >> watching the 42 freeway, some delays right here headed northbound towards the philadelphia area.
you can see that right here. right around route 41. no problems if you're headed southbound towards the jersey shore. add about ten minutes to the commute right now if you're headed towards philadelphia or 295. 42 freeway -- 422, eastbound from 29 to the schuylkill expressway, 17-minute trip. adding about ten minutes to the morning commute there. average speed in the 20s. >> thank you very much, jessica. today the bill cosby case has another hearing in philadelphia federal court. the judge will consider a request by andrea constan, the former temperatule employee who accuses cosby of sexually assaulting her years ago, she wants the confidentiality agreement lifted. juniors and seniors can get prom attire during the glam event. they can pick out dresses, shoes and accessorieses at the education center in spring garden. i'm vai sikahema, another update in 25 minutes. you can always get the latest news and weather with the nbc 10
♪ darling, hold my hand it's 8:00 on "today". coming up, hand in hand. william and kate hike near a monastery high in the himalayas. >> unbelievable, the scenery. >> amazing trip. plus, one and only? the modern approach to marriage that's causing a stir. is it ever okay to make a deal, allowing your partner to cheat on you? ♪ i'm on top of the world the great escape. the dramatic encounter with a chimpanzee on the loose outside a japanese zoo. how the sky high showdown came to an end today, friday, april 15th, 2016. >> i'm a school bus driver from
montana. i love my kids. >> sisters taking over new york. >> class of 2016! >> what, what, what, what? >> i'm celebrating my golden birthday from wisconsin. >> it's the 20th anniversary of my 30th birthday! >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to "today". what an awesome crowd out on this plaza this morning. we are packed. this is a huge crowd. i think spring break is rolling on. the weather is good. carson is back. so much to be smiling about. >> what a crowd. >> i have to say, there's even one more reason to be excited. that is because willie geist is launching a new show this weekend. it's called "sunday today with
willie geist." >> i'm taking a page out of the carson daly playbook. work eight days a week. we're excited. it'll be sunday morning. we'll take a longer, deeper look and do fun profiles of people maybe you love from culture. this week, we got a backstage look at "hamilton." >> we're working on ticktickets >> the piece may not be enough to get in the show. we talked about the famous people who show up at the show and whether or not that distracts when they go out there. >> you're also talking about leslie odom -- >> big names. does somebody say, so and so is here tonight? >> no. lin-manuel likes to know. he's a superhero. i don't like to know. it puts me in a frame of mind i don't need to be in. i'm thinking about what do they
think of this? watch this. you know what i mean? >> self-conscious. >> yeah, yeah. >> he's had the president of the united states. every celebrity you can imagine sitting right there, watching what he does. amazing show. we're going to get a really exclusive back ststage look at >> congrats, man. >> set your dvr on sunday. >> is this your artwork? >> look how beautiful this is. she made this. >> it's for you. i'm an artist here for art expo. i painted that portrait. >> success on the puppy with a purpose. >> thank you so much. we appreciate it. >> i'll have it on the airplane with me. >> we have natalie for the top stories. hillary clinton and bernie sanders fired up their supporters for a prime time debate that turned into a brooklyn brawl. good morning, kristen. >> good morning to you. with just four days to go until
the primary here in new york, the clinton campaign is preparing for a massive get out the vote effort in its headquarters in brooklyn. it comes on the heels of the most contentious democratic debate yet. >> reporter: it was a brooklyn brawl. sanders firing the first shot. >> does secretary clinton have the experience and the intelligence to be a president? of course she does. but i do question -- but i do question her judgment. >> well, the people of new york voted for me twice to be their senator from new york. and president obama trusted my judgment enough to ask me to be secretary of state. >> reporter: clinton unleashing her own arsenal, slamming sanders to every a recent interview. >> he could not answer about afghanistan, about israel, about counterterrorism. i think you need to have the judgment on day one to be both president and commander in chief. >> reporter: on the republican
side, a key endorsement for the trump campaign. from the rupert murdoch-owned "post." also, officials deciding not to charge corey lewandowski. this showed fields defying a secret service order to stay back at a trump event. an embolden donald trump invoked 9/11 to criticize ted cruz's mocking of new york values. >> those who rescue each other, those are those of new york values. >> reporter: cruz dismissing the chris schism. during an msnbc town hall, insisting he'll never be trump's running mate. >> chuck, it ain't going to happen. >> new this morning, senator sanders is releasing his toughest ad yet. it doesn't mention clinton by
name, but it takes a swipe at her for accepting huge sums of money for speeches while opposing a $15 federal minimum wage. senator sanders currently heading to the vatican this morning. secretary clinton a little later today will head out west for fundraisers hosted by george clooney. natalie? >> kristen welker in brooklyn for us, thank you. a north korean missile launch meant to celebrate its founder's birthday failed. a south korean news agency said the powerful missile exploded in the air a few seconds after liftoff today. ash carter, visiting the region, says while the launch was unsuccessful, it was nonetheless another provocation by the north. a scuffle caught on camera has police looking for two suspects accused of trying to shoplift from a target store in fresno, california. the men and women are stopped as they leave, but one suspect lifts his shirt to reveal what
appears to be a handgun in his waistband. the guards back off. police say they know who they're looking for because the suspects later called the store to complain about being stopped. the store saved their phone number. >> what? >> i have no clue what they were thinking. extreme athlete known as the bubble man is preparing to run from florida to the caribbean in this. he calls it his floating hamster wheel. his first stop is puerto rico, about 1,000 miles away. he's raising money for children's charities. he's tried a similar stunt two years ago but had to be rescued by the coast guard. he's been jumping rope in a s a sauna to get ready for the voyage. he's bringing along shark repellant. >> after a couple days in there, i don't think he'll need it. >> what could possibly go wrong? >> what's shark repellant? is am ignorance? deep woods off?
spray yourself. thank you, natalie. now to the duke and duchess of cambridge's royal tour of bhutan in india. keir simmons has more. >> after all the kiexcitement o the past few days, the duke and duchess visiting one of the most sacred places in the world. william is furious about something that happened on this trip. issuing a rare statement, expressing his anger. >> reporter: holding hands, william and kate clearly enjoying the time together this morning, in a romantic setting. >> good morning, your highness. so relaxed. even said hello. >> reporter: it got better as they hiked higher and higher towards the historic tiger's nest monastery. the couple stopping halfway for pictures in front of the breathtaking views. at one point, simply looking into each other's eyes. kate asking a guide if many people need rescuing from this
height. at the top, time alone. a buddhist holy site where a guru meditated three monyears, three months and three days. william and kate were looking forward to seeing the kids. >> amazing. beautiful scenery. >> amazing experience. we're lucky to see this scenery. >> you must be missing your children. >> of course, yeah. we're looking forward to seeing them, but they're in good hands. it'd be lovely for the children to come, as well, definitely. >> i saw one family up there. very brave. >> reporter: in contrast, last night, the couple attending a royal evening. she wearing a glittery dress by an american designer, he without a tie for the formal occasion. they were guest the bhutan's king and queen. the evening soured by news of a rhino killed by poachers at the indian conservation park where they visited.
the palace said, the duke and duchess were angry to hear about the killing of a rhino during their trip. tomorrow, william must prepare for another difficult day. he'll visit the taj mahal, where diana sat alone in minnesoan in picture, signaling the end of her marriage. other pictures showing the warmth between william and kate. >> the peace and tranquility is exactly what the duke needs before the trip to the taj maal. everybody is waiting to see if he'll sit on the same bench his mother sat on. how will he be feeling? you know what he said, guys? he wants to make new memories. >> good way to look at it. next, we'll stick with the royals a moment. what's up with the indian prime minister's apparent vice-like grip? >> wow, what's going on there? >> this isn't the first time, by the way. a chimpanzee's dash for
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back now at 8:15. >> listen to that. >> work, work, work, work. >> let's begin trending with the escape that had a country cringe. at the center of the action, cha-cha the chimp. an ape that escaped from a zoo in jah pan on thursday. climbed an electric pole. >> oh. >> swung on the wires. at one point, swung from the lines. japanese tv carried the act live. >> oh, no! >> they tranquilized him. took time for the sedative to work. cha-cha so kay. plunging to the ground, back in custody and doing fine. the thing that set the internet on fire was this photograph. >> oh, yeah. >> cha-cha lunging from the pour li -- power lines at a worker
trying to coax him down. >> come on, cha-cha. it's not that bad. >> a chimp attack is no joke. >> no. >> he might have a cute name, but that's a scary thing that happened. >> turn the power off. >> i think they did, right. >> glad that worked out okay. talking about the royals a lot this week, their trip to india and bhutan. did you see this moment earlier in the week? prince william was there with india's prime minister. narendra modi, the prime minister, gave him a firm handshake. how do we know? take a look at the photo afterwards. this is the mark that the prime minister left on the royal hand. >> that's a grip. >> death grip. >> apparently, prime minister modi is known for his vice-like grip. buzzfeed rounded up examples of his testing the strength of other world leaders and men appearing to win. there he is shaking defense secretary ash carter with a firm
grip. >> just bow next time. >> trying to bring you to your knees. >> prince william with the red hand. >> yeah. >> the paw print. incredible. >> it's amazing. one of our favorite things on trending is to figure out what millenials are up to these days. they're allowed to text during movies. today, in millennial news, it's about cars. ebay found nearly 40% of millenials name their car. seems they have an emotional attachment to their vehicles. it was sweet. we named our cars when we were kids. we had grungy george. let's get in the grunge and get ice cream. did you name your car? >> 1982, blue toyota, falling apart and very decrepit. it was papa smurf. >> cute. >> my car is steve. i like the proper names. >> i have a yellow 1975
volkswagen rabbit. i called it the pencil. >> that's nice. >> i'm not going to say this on television, but i'll tell you, i had a license plate that had white ice. >> vanity plate? >> yes. i thought it was cool then. i deeply regret it now. >> i'm impressed. >> frame it somewhere? >> i can't believe my parents let me have it. it was like i was a drug dealer or something. >> here with today's pop start is white ice. new anymo new nickname. it is 8:18. the celebrity baby boom. kelly clarkmson and her husband just welcomed their second child. our baby boy has arrived. remington alexander blackstock was born and he is healthy. couldn't be more in love. if you get ryan gosling and
ryan reynolds confused. >> this won't make it any easier. they're both welcoming their second child. congratulations to all of y'all. a new baby isn't the only sequel on the way for ryan reynolds. "de "deadpool 2" is in the works. >> yes! >> there you go, al. the highest grossing rated r movie worldwide of all time. other sequel news, get ready, al, for not one, not two, not three, but four "avatar" sequels. >> geez. making up for lost time. >> the fourth comes out in 2023. the original came out in 2009. why so many sequels? globally, "avatar" made $3 billion. >> that's why. >> of course. >> are jar jar binks in any of the sequels? >> no. victoria beckham, a proud mom, sharing this video of her
son singing "hope." ♪ i'm hopeful, yes, i am ♪ hopeful for today ♪ take this music and use it ♪ let it take you away >> there you go. cute, right? fans are comparing him to a young justin bieber. talented family, aren't they? >> adorable. >> smell a record deal. >> that's your pop start. >> thank you, white ice. >> stop it. stop. >> white ice. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by the makers of non-drowsy claritin. live claritin clear. >> this afternoon, pollen forecast thanks to pollen.com, we've got a wide swath of high pollen from the west coast through the plains, up into the great lakes and into the mid-atlantic and northeast. now, as far as the rest of the day is concerned, we are going to be looking at some stronger storms firing up back through the plains. in fact, today, from north platte, nebraska, to midland, texas, could see an isolated
tornado. super cells continue saturday and into sunday. corpus christi, san antonio and houston, under the gun. 11 million people at risk. flooding, a real possibility, as well, from north texas to central nebraska. some areas may pick up 7 to 9 inches of rain. and we've also got snow to talk about. back through the rockies. cheyenne, wyoming, 6 to 12. telluride, colorado, 12 to 24 inches. in the upper elevations, could be upwards of four good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. a beautiful day ahead. a chilly start, frost will quickly disappear. look at the sunshine. south philadelphia, into the low 60s. chestnut hill, 64 degrees today. pennsylvania suburbs, phoenixville, warming to 63. look at reading and burkes county, 65. as far as south jersey, nothing but sunshine. but the east wind will keep the jersey shore chillier with highs
in the 50s. have a great day. >> that's your latest weather. this next is a doozy. it takes work to keep the love alive in a marriage. how far would you be willing to go in the name of keeping your marriage fresh? >> new york post highlighted a modern approach. spouses allowing their partners to cheat for a few days each year. naturally, this is causing a lot of conversation. erica hill is here with a look. >> a doozy is putting it quite well, savannah. good morning. a wild weekend is one of the unexpected ways some married couples are navigating their relationship. >> reporter: there's a new take on marriage. the promise of fidelity that traditionally comes along with it. >> in the old days, infidelity, that was it. today, people are saying, you know? hmm, maybe divorce isn't the answer. >> reporter: according to relationship coach suzy johnson, a cheating spouse doesn't always leave a marriage in ruins. in fact, for some of her clients, she says it's an
opportunity. >> yes, it's a deal breaker, but it's also affording you an opportunity to renegotiate and make a new deal. >> reporter: johnson is helping more and more couples strike that new deal. >> they're more into negotiating and talking about it and putting rules in place. people are opening up a little bit more about what they want, and rather than kind of doing the off the rack kind of marriage, they're customizing. >> reporter: for the past two decades, the percentages of men and women who cheat have stayed roughly the same. according to researchers at the university of chicago, about 21% of married men stray. compared with 10% to 15% of married women. >> i'm giving you a hall pass. >> a what? >> reporter: the idea of a so-called hall pass has been fodder for countless movies and tv shows. >> how about we get married now, like right now, for a ten-year
anniversary, you can have sex with someone else. >> what? >> reporter: and off screen, some celebs acknowledge their open approach. >> we were friends. and i guess you could say, practiced an open marriage in 1954. no one understood it. we did. >> reporter: experts warn open marriages, even for one agreed upon weekend, aren't for everyone. >> it is a bell you can't unring. once you do it, it's done. >> if there are grave disagreements in a relationship, allowing somebody to have a free weekend of romance doesn't fix that problem. in my mind, it creates more problems. >> both the doctor and suzy johnson say this probably only works in a small number of cases. to give you perspective on what suzy counsels her clients, she says, traditionally, she helps
to counsel the wives to be okay with an open weekend for the husband. the men, interestingly enough, not so open to things working the other way around. #shocking not shocking. she also told us about a couple where the wife wanted another child. the husband was like, not so much. but wait, i get a hall pass? they now have another child. >> whoa! >> doesn't sound healthy. >> no. >> it's not going to work in my house. i'll tell you that. >> negotiate terms with your spouse. wow. >> the hall pass is a fun parlor game. in practice, not so good. >> exactly. >> don't try this story at home. coming up, jason bateman stops by studio 1a.
good morning, i'm kra aty zachry. a few minutes before 8:30. good morning, bill. good morning. we have bright sunshine. these are the live views from around our area, philadelphia, sunshine and 47 degrees. still a little bit chilly in the pennsylvania suburbs. look at the lehigh valley. 42 degrees and the temperatures will be warming as the day goes on. we'll see it warm into the 60s this afternoon. 66 degrees for philadelphia. low 60s in south jersey. at the shore, just a little cooler, 55 degrees. bill, thank you. we'll get a check now on the roads with first-alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. hi, jess.
we are watching the schuylkill expressway because there are delays there near the conshohocken curve. we have the accident scene with a vehicle over to the right-hand shoulder and big delays headed eastbound by the scene as well. we're having a lot of stop-and-go traffic there. we are also battling sun glare route 38 near cuthbert boulevard. no real delays there but definitely problems with visibility there. thank you, jessica. today is april 15th, the traditional tax day, but taxpayers get a break this year. the filing deadline is monday, the 18th, because of the emancipation day holiday in washington, d.c. and villanova's glory tour continues today. in just about an hour from now, champion seniors will be at the new york stock exchange. we'll be back in 25 minutes. narrator: why have president obama and vice president biden
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it's 8:30. it's a beautiful morning on the plaza. we're happy to have you along. great crowd. they're noisy, loud, they're happy. it's friday and it'll be a beautiful weekend in lots of parts of the country. >> yes, it is. coming up still on the show, we're happy about this, the multi-talented jason bateman is here in studio 1a. >> there has been a competition between natalie and savannah, who is crushing on jason bateman more. >> you're out of the trust circle. >> you and willie were man crushing. >> absolutely. >> there you go. catch of the day in today's kitchen, fish and chips.
it's a recipe from two british sisters who are all the rage on instagram. and it's healthy. >> yay. >> glisdelicious. no eating, no sleeping. running for 200 miles. sounds like fun, doesn't it? we're going to tell you the touching story behind the athletic feat that brought six strangers together for a great cause. we're missing someone. willie has gone down to fire up the facebook live booth. he's in there chatting. >> hey, guys. i'm in the facebook live boot a phobia. it's great. we'll be chatting. >> it's small in there. >> he's in a traumatically -- >> it's close. let's get a check of the weather. >> coming up this weekend, saturday, sunny skies in the eastern half of the u.s. risk of strong storms in texas,
all the way to heavy rain in the plains. sunnyny along the west coast. sunday, sunday, with willie geist. west texas to the plains. sunny along the west coast and the eastern half of the u.s., looking spectacular. warmer than normal conditions. good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. a chilly day with the frost quickly disappearing. frost into the low 60s. chestnut hill, 64 degrees. the pennsylvania suburbs, phoenixville, warming to 63. same for reading and bethlehem, 65 degrees. nothing but sunshine for east jersey, but just a bit chillier with highs in the 50s. have a great day. >> that's your latest weather.
back inside to savannah. >> al, thank you so much. jason bateman pulled double duty in "the family fang." he directed it and stars alongside nicole kidman, siblings who struggle with a strange family dynamic. take a look. >> if you're in control, the chaos will happen around you. and not to you. do you understand? >> okay. i'm ready. >> oh! >> jason bateman, good morning. >> good morning. >> we were just discussing how i screened the film and you were disappointed i watched it on a small screen. >> you have to watch a lot of stuff. >> i was saying it was a directory kind of -- >> i know. >> -- reaction. >> slightly doochy.
i apologize. >> your art should be on a big screen. >> i won't say art. i'll just complain about the box. >> this is the second movie you've directed, right? >> yeah. >> you were here with "bad words" before. it seems you've caught the directing bug. >> you soak up something after, you know, acting for so many years. then, you know, you want the privilege to be able to kind of try your hand at what you think you've soaked up. it's a lot of fun. >> it's a fun movie. it's very quirky. i mean, it's comedy but also some drama. set out the scene. it's an unusual premise. >> well, it's simplistic in the sense that, you know, every kid has a parent. at some point, you become smart enough and old enough to be able to kind of see through the disguise that all of our parents wear. you start to see kind of that they're just as flawed as you
are. that moment over a few years can be comedic and heartbreaking. it's kind of what the film has. it's a little of both. it was fun to try to navigate that. >> it's interesting how it's set up. in this story, you and nicole kidman are siblings. your parents were performance artists who subjected you as little children to being in their performance art. >> right. >> i don't want to overstate the parallels, but you also were brought up as a child actor. did you draw on any of that? >> there are some parallels. ours was not as interesting to warc warrant a movie written about it. yeah, you know, our experience, we didn't end up going missing. doesn't have the mystery this film does. >> as i mentioned at the top, you star in this and you're the director. you're directing none other than nicole kidman and christopher walken. what's that like? mr. walken, i have a few notes for you. >> it'd be the opposite because
they don't need help from an idiot like me. they know exactly what they're doing. i could focus on other things. they're incredible in the film. >> i'm always impressed when someone directs a film and stars in it. i always have this image of someone, you know, setting up a camera on a timer and running out in front of it, trying to get the shot. is it a little like that? >> you would make a terrible director. >> thank you. that's true. >> no. it's -- i've got this mirror i carry around, and i can act into it. then i note myself. no, that's not true either. >> okay. >> it's also somewhat more simplicity. that actor, me, is kindov of reading my mind, for better or worse. >> the movie has flashbacks. i was looking for an excuse to show this picture, 35 years ago, jason bateman in -- >> on the "today" show? >> "little house on the prairie." >> i think i may have done a "today" show segment for that. >> i wish i had known that.
note to self, cue that up. >> michael landon was a cool guy. >> "arrested development." people will be out here with pitch forks if i don't ask you if there is going to be more "arrested development." >> i haven't been told there is, but i know there is a willingness. i'm sure the adults need to figure it all out. then us kids will show up. >> lightning round. a game i play with my favorite guests called either/or. acting or directing? >> directing because it's more challenging. >> wow. >> i like both. >> "arrested development" or "hogan family." >> "arrested development" with a tight second on the "hogan family." >> okay. burger or pizza? >> pizza. >> dog or cat. >> dog. how dare you? >> sorry. ma or pa on "little house." >> pa. michael landon was the george clooney of the day.
>> who wrote this? natalie or savannah? >> savannah. >> yes, yes! >> if i was outside, it'd be natalie. >> look at my sign! i made a sign, jason. >> thank you for putting up with our weird stalking of you. "the family fang" opens in select theaters on the 29th. what brought six strangers together to run 200 miles. first, this is today on nbc.
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it. i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. this week, we're celebrating fitness with run for today. we're counting down to sunday's more shape women's half marat n marathon. >> natalie and erica are co-hosts for the event. a lot of inspiration. >> six people i'm about to introduce you to, they ran over 200 miles as a team. about 34 miles each. they did it all to raise
awareness for a very important cause at the relay in southern california. i was honored this team asked me to lace up my running shoes and join them. >> reporter: the task was daunting. the ragnar relay in southern california. nearly 200 miles of running through hills, flats, neighborhoods and stunning coastli coastline. through bright sunshine and darkness, barely eating and rarely sleeping. >> kidney run! >> reporter: meet the run kidney team. six strangers who came together to raise awareness for a cause very close to them. living organ donation. >> three, two, one! >> reporter: race day, i was there to help kick it off along with randy, but i'd only do the first leg. they went the distance. >> look at this. you are living life. you are living strong, my friend. >> so good to be alive. and to be able to do this. >> i got a message from the
hospital saying, you have kidney failure and you need to report to the er right away. right away. so, you know, my life just crumbled at that point. >> reporter: randy received a life-saving kidney from his brother. >> this is my buddy. we did it. first leg. >> yeah. did great. >> reporter: cathy lived out every mother's nightmare when her 22-year-old son was rushed to the hospital. >> he woke up with swollen ankles. 14 days later, he was on dialysis. when i found out there was such a thing as living donation, i was the first one to say, i want to help my son. we were blessed that i was a good enough match to donate. >> your son, how is he now? >> doing great. he's 27. they're expecting their first child, so life is really good. >> you're going to be a grandma. >> i'm going to be a grandma. >> fantastic. >> super excited. >> reporter: today, she'll run over 30 miles for him. >> we're just having a blast. cheering each other on as we
come through the line. it's fun. >> reporter: rebecca also donated a kidney to her son, who had been sick moat hst his life >> when he was 19, he needed the transplant. i was a match, and we were -- sorry. >> hard to talk about. >> it'll be four years in may we had the transplant. >> reporter: as she runs, she's overwhelmed with emotion. >> just awesome. this is so great to be a part of this group. >> reporter: others gave kidneys to friends. fernando was a former drug addict who turned his life around by running. >> i was able to help, you know, somebody's health by helping my own health. >> reporter: today, he runs with his music and a message for all to see. >> sing along to my beat. >> reporter: ivan gave a kidney and wants others to do the same. >> what we're going through is nothing compared to what they have to go through. >> reporter: they're all here for people like sal, who wouldn't be alive today without the generous donations of others.
>> i remember the last day i was on dialysis. i felt so bad. it was christmas. i couldn't eat. and -- sorry. >> i know it's so hard. >> i got a call. 24 hours later, i woke up with a kidney and a pancreas. >> christmas gift. >> run, kidney, run. >> reporter: a dpift gift of a lifetime, these six individuals coming together as a team. showing even with one kidney, they could still run and run and run. completing the ragnar relay nearly 40 hours after they started. they finished second to last on paper, but for all who watched them cross the finish line, the one kidney run team were clearly
the winners. >> such an inspiring group. there are over 100,000 people waiting on the kidney donors list. to find out more about living organ donation, head to today.com. as far as the ragnar relay depose, it wgoes, it was an amazing event. if you want to join, there are 20 ragnar races around the country per year. this is all part of our run for today. sunday is the 13th annual more shape women's half marathon. erica and i will be there. many are running it with us, as well. we're excited to have carolyn here, too. >> thank you. >> this is your second half you're running, but you recruited your mom. >> yes. i have my family back here in the crowd. everybody is excited. running is powerful. it changes lives, like you saw in the piece. we have the city olympics in august. is it time to carb load yet. >> no. >> listen, i can make a case for that any day.
>> we'll talk. >> we're excited to be part of it. it'll be great. >> we're excited to have you. >> as natalie mentioned, we're all running. thousands more women will be running, as well as a lot of friends. our nbc affiliates and stations around the country. marla branson from myrtle beach, south carolina, is here. she'll be running with us, as well, which we're excited about. >> if you're in the area, come cheer us on. central park. race starts at 8:00 a.m. savannah -- >> if you run fast enough, you'll be home in time for 9:00 "sunday today with willie." >> another plug. british pub favorite. first, this is "today" on nbc. in the last eight years, the fracking industry has spent over $40 million dollars on lobbying in pennsylvania. so it's no surprise that even though they've had over 4,000 violations, all they've ever gotten is just a slap on the wrist it's time for that change.
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basics. jacqueline and melissa are big on social media. more than 223,000 followers on instagr instagram. they're putting their recipes in "good and simple." >> good morning, willie. >> tell me about the book. is that your philosophy for cooking, simple? >> keep it good and simple. >> we're home cooks and want to bring good food back to the table and show what it is to eat with the ones you loved. >> good and simple. ease is it. >> ease is the name of the game. >> have you been doing this since you were little girls? >> i was. >> i'm the younger sister. i had to laid the tables. >> i had to help mom chop the onions and all that. >> we have a history of great food. we never thought we'd be doing this, here with you, willie. >> we're making fish fingers. >> you call them fish sticks. >> we might adopt it because it's cute. we're doing it with vegetable chips.
we have rose marrosemary and pa chips. >> indpreed yent ingredients ar >> fish. sustainability, find a good fishmonger and bake them. you can use any firm, whitefish. also use chicken. >> really? >> very versatile. then ground almonds. >> this is just almonds ground down. we're going to use that to coat. we have a nutty coating. it's a great way of cutting back on grains and refined white flour. >> lovely texture. if you have an allergy, s substitute sunflower seeds. lemon zest, chili and garlic. >> you can mix this up with any spices. mexican spices. we're just going to flavor our trust here. >> is there a secret to how large you want the fish stick to
be? >> yeah. that is a thick old finger, isn't it? you can go small or as big as you'd like. do squares. play around. do you want to be involved, willie? >> of course. >> take the fish there and dunk it in there. give it a lovely -- give it a bath. >> pop it into here. >> seasoning. >> all you do is make sure it's beautiful. >> want to do the next one? >> these are high class fish sticks. usually, we buy them frozen from the grocery store and throw them in the oven. >> this is fun. something to do with the kids. >> this is much better. >> nothing tastes as good as home cooked food. >> we have a panel downstairs. >> how is it, guys? >> i love it. >> sauce is amazing. >> when there is no grains or ambigui gluten, you think it'll be boring. but there are so many foods on the planet we should be joining. the best compliment is when people say, my husband said,
it's so delicious it can't be healthy. no reason healthy food can't be delicious. >> moving on. we like fats that are right for cooking, like coconut oil, and very good for us. we're not scared of fat. you'll find it in the philosophy. >> i like that about you. >> do you like parsnips? >> i do. when you make them this way. >> any funny vegetable, bathe them in coconut oil and add flavoring. how about a little bit of parmesan or, as you say, parmesan. >> good american accent. i like how you called them funny vegetables. new category of vegetables. >> another great one is celery root, i think, for you. >> right. >> they make fantastic chips, too. bake them for 30 minutes in the oven and this is what you end up with. >> may i have a taste myself? >> come over. >> serve with favorite green vegg veggie. it's delicious the next day for
the packed lunch. >> folks at home, they're taking over our "today" food instagram page in a moment. find all the recipes at today.com/food. ladies, pleasure. >> thank you. >> tasting the funny vegetables. up next, big news with our friend ellie kemper. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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everyone knows that we adore ellie kemper. >> yes. >> this morning, we have two reasons to celebrate. not in order of excitingness. season two of "unbreakable kimmy schmidt" isstreaming on netflix. and ellie just announced she is expecting. >> i am. >> so happy. >> where is the baby? >> natalie morales always says the right things. >> oh, so tiny. no, i'm definitely showing. no hiding it. but thank you so much, you guys. very exciting. we're due this summer. >> how do you feel? look amazing. >> guys, everyone is well raised on this couch. i feel fine. i felt a little hungover the first four months, but that's normal. just a constant hangover, but i'm good now. >> finding out boy or girl? >> we are not finding out. >> surprise. >> it's more fun. tell me. >> i tried to do that and siri
told me, in her sleep, she was sleep talking. i swear to god. all the appointments, i stepped out of the room because she wanted to know and i didn't. >> we have it in an envelope. >> you do? >> my will power is strong. >> best surprise you'll get. so much more to talk to you about. >> ellie is good morning, i'm katy zachry. just a few minutes before 9:00. let's get your friday forecast from meteorologist bill henley. good morning, bill. temperatures are already warmer, 50 degrees.
48 in wilmington. odessa at 50 degrees to start with. we'll see sunshine not just in delaware, but the lehigh valley is seeing sunshine. we'll seie 50 degrees this morning. it looks like a beautiful day today. turning warmer this weekend. all right, bill. first-alert traffic reporter jessica boyington is here with keeping an eye on the roads. we do have an accident, jess? >> yes, on route 70 over in new jersey. we have all lanes blocked right now. that is between route 70 eastbound and westbound between whiting new egypt road and manchester township. all lanes are blocked. we are seeing an accident scene on the schuylkill expressway. katy? jessica, thank you. happening tonight, a judge in the sex assault case will hear arguments from one of the comedians' accusers.
andrea constand wants the former clause to be lifted. she's the temple university employee who accused cosby of assaulting her. the washington capitals took game one of their playoff series with the philadelphia flyers in a 2-0 shutout last night. game two is tomorrow in washington. we'll have another live update in just about 25 minutes. you can always get the latest news and weather with the nbc 10 app. now back to the "today" show. are you sick
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on "today's take," julia lou louis dreyfus behind the scenes of "veep." ellie kemper will talk about season two of her hit show and how she's expecting. dr. jill biden, how she's inspiring our military families. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1 a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. april 15th, 2016. it's a great crowd on the plaza. we've been out with them earlier. boisterous crowd, the way we like it. you hear april 15th and think tax day.
it's not until monday this year. april 18th. >> right before the weekend? >> it's emancipation day in d.c. their they're observing today so federal workers have the day off. >> three more days to work on the taxes. >> good or bad, on the weekend. >> get them out. >> you want to watch "sunday today with willie geist." >> you're good, al roker. >> how many plugs will you give the guy. >> good friend right there. i like your song, by the way. >> can you hear it? ♪ friday i'm in love it's a great song. reminds me of college. the cure, big band. >> today, we have you with dr. jill biden. >> yes. >> julia louis-dreyfus and ellie kemper on the show. murderer's row of guests. incredible. this story, i don't know how you're feel about it. when i was watching this in my dressing room this morning, i was just appalled.
crying. upset as a mom. this is video of a child being disciplined in georgia. 5 years old, a little boy. he was being hit with a paddle by school officials. it's gone viral because the mom posted it on her facebook page. she recorded it on her phone because she said she had to consent to it. she thought she was going to have to go to jail. apparently, there is a truancy issue that she had been sent to jail for before. she thought if she -- >> her son had been out for 18 days. >> she felt if she didn't consent, then she'd have to go to jail once again. her son would be expelled from school. she sat there and recorded the video. it's been reviewed by, i believe, 1.9 million people when i checked it out this morning. it is hard to watch. this goes on for quite a while. the child is crying. you'll see it now. >> i'm only going to do it one time, unless you wiggle around. okay?
one time. >> no! >> we're going to do it. >> mommy, help me! >> it's so hard to watch. that goes on and on. now, the use of corporal punishment by school officials, it is legal in georgia. and 18 other states. they say about 50% of the districts have used corporal punishment. gabe gutierrez reported on this earlier and said 11,000 times last year, they applied corporate punishment in schools in georgia. the boy's mother, shania perez, says she was pretending to text so she could record it. she wanted people to see it. that's when she uploaded it on her facebook page. she does admit that her son almost hit another student, ran away and spit on a school official. here's what she says about his punishment. >> it was emotionally devastating. i don't know how else to describe it. i feel like this is going to
ruin his last few weeks of school. he hates school now. does not even want to go. >> according to jasper county schools student and parent handbook, corporate punishment is allowed for cases including spitting. the district cannot comment because the incident apparently is being looked at now by officials. they say corporal punishment only used with parental consent. the district is investigating and looking into the discipline policies. it seems like even if the child is, i don't know if they label them a problem child, but if there are issues, we don't know what was going on. the mother said he had been sick and that's why he was out 18 days. it seemed like this is a child that needs to be loved and cared for. in this case, rather than paddle them, embrace them and teach them the right way. >> what's the lesson that kid is learning there? school is associated with pain. >> right.
>> i think -- i understand the mother was filming it so she could get the word out, but she has more restraint than i would, watching someone hit my kid. >> expel us? i don't care. i'm taking him out of this school anyway. on a 5-year-old? it made my blood boil, watching that. i was crying in my dressing room watching it. the video is just a small portion of it. the child is screaming. there is nothing -- there is nothing that makes me more angry than to see that. >> i agree. >> horrific. other news, i had a great opportunity last week and this week. i traveled with the vice president's wife, dr. jill biden, and was able to sit down with her. she has a big initiative aimed at really supplying support to our military families. all over the world. we also have a had to talk politics, of course. talked about her husband's decision, of course, not to run for president, because the
timing wasn't right. >> your husband also said he regrets not running. >> uh-huh. >> every day, for the most part. is that something that you think about, as well, what it could have been like, had timing been a little bit different? >> well, you know, i say every day, i mean, joe -- i really do feel that joe would have made a great president. i think he has the character. i think that he's a convener. i think one of his strengths is compromise. so i feel, you know, maybe america missed an opportunity. i don't know. it just wasn't the right time. >> i asked her, we could use a compromiser in chief right now. she said, yes, i think so. interesting because she told me they do watch the debates. she said, you know, it's sometimes hard to hear what, as she said, the other side has to say about certain issues. watching the debate last night,
even democratic debate, you wonder what the tone would have been like. >> you can hear the way she talks, the way vice president biden talked. in their hearts, they know he'd be a good candidate, but it wasn't the right time with the death of their son beau. >> we'll have the full story coming up in a little bit. incredible visit. great to meet the military families. we have eluded to it. you may have noticed, we're very excited for our good friend willie geist. this sunday marks the beginning of a new era. "sunday today with biwillie geist." >> it's still the "today" show you've known and loved but we'll take a little more time with our stories. when we do a profile, you'll see, you know, seven or eight minutes, something like that. >> i love that. >> you'll get to know the people a little better. people in your lives. this week, backstage with the cast of "hamilton." >> incredible. >> this show everybody is talking about. they gave us access you've never seen before, to hang out with
the cast. >> you have a new theme. are there lyrics, somebody singing? >> "the unbreakable kimmy schmidt" theme. >> unbreakable willie geist. >> great rip-off. >> we celebrate the inaugural of "sunday today," we have a sunday quiz. >> okay. >> we have questions. listen to this hit from the commodores and see if you two can finish the next line. >> okay. this is you. >> now, too. ♪ girl, you know i've done all i can ♪ >> i know this. >> ellie kemper is grooving, too. ♪ easy like sunday morning >> oh, we're going to sing it? >> ea ♪ easy >> easy like sunday morning. >> i love that song. >> put the photo up. can you name the film from this
photo? >> '90s cameron diaz. >> sunday something. >> the football movie, no. >> yes. "any given sunday." >> okay. >> we got there. with help. >> can you name three stars who sung nbc's sunday night football theme song. >> carrie underwood. >> faith hill. >> martina mcbride. >> no. >> pink. >> yes. >> i had help. >> can you finish the next couple lines from the black-eyed pea s, "i have a feeling"? ♪ monday, tuesday, wednesday and thursday ♪ ♪ friday, saturday, sunday and >> okay. ♪ everything is >> i don't know. >> i love this game. ♪ everyday is sunday
>> get, get, get. ♪ get, get, get with us ♪ you know what we say ♪ party every day >> for the bonus, who sings this song? ♪ sunday morning, rain is falling ♪ >> adam levine. >> easy. >> final question, when can you watch willie's new show? >> sunday! >> check your local listings. >> thank you. >> what is that? >> that's right. we have a giant ice cream sun e sundae. >> maybe ellie can eat this, because she's eating for two. >> i'll have that, just for you. >> this looks good. >> we have a dig in here. >> al, you do the weather. we'll eat. >> our pal ellie kemper. there was a period -- by the way, when are they going to release the song as a single? >> the song should be at the top
of the charts. >> they need to release it. play it up a little. ♪ >> oh, we said it. >> anyway, i'm in the subway yesterday. put the picture up. >> man of the people, taking the subway. >> the columbus circle, it's the "unbreakable kimmy schmidt." oh, it's back here. come here, ellie. >> follow al. oh, yeah, here it is. >> the turnstiles. >> yeah. >> everywhere in the 59th street columbus circle. >> 59th street. al roker takes the subway. so can you. >> get your metro card. >> yup. >> anyway, so here's the deal. you tried to do the weather while i was gone. i guess people complained. >> al, people like you. okay, no secret. they were upset. they thought i didn't know geography. i thought i was joking around.
people were livid. i don't know why i'm here. you'll get a lot of hate mail. >> here's the deal. since you're expecting, we have baby weather today. a couple of the cities. >> we have snow over baby rock. there's going to be a thunderstorm over this sweet blanket in texas. a very loving pressure system. >> in arkansas. >> moving to missouri. >> there's a place called diaperville. >> is this real? >> in wisconsin. >> pepe, ohio. >> no, there isn't. >> get down in cribtown. ellie kemper -- >> thank you. >> -- so happy for you. >> i'm sorry i did the weather, america. >> let's get down in cribwn. that'sto w good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley.
a chilly start. south philadelphia, into the low 60s. chestnut hill, 64 degrees today. pennsylvania suburbs, phoenixville will warm to 63. look at reading and burkes county. 65 for bethlehem. as far as south jersey and delaware are concerned, nothing but sunshine. but an easterly wind keeps the jersey shore just a bit chillier with highs in the 50s. have a great day. >> that's your latest weather. >> this is supposed to be a gag, but we're eating the whole thing. fantastic. natalie takes the special trip with dr. jill biden to inspire military families, right inspire military families, right 'kay, babe, i think we should head north, past the park. 'kay. oh, hit up jimmy's for some chicken and waffles. oh, and those truffle fries. truffle so good. it's less than a mile. come on, we can do better than that. okay, uh... ooh, juanitas! oh yeah, those chimichangas. oh, with the mangoguac. stop it! 3.5 miles. oh...
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was lucky enough to be a part of, growing up with a father in the air force. and it's a cause that's close to dr. jill biden, too. her father served in world war ii, and her son beau was army national guard and deployed to iraq for a year. >> he left one month before we were elected. we were out campaigning, and we were seeing his unit off. it was a tough year. it was a tough year for the biden family. it was a tough year for his children. >> thank you so much for inviting us along. >> reporter: dr. biden invited me on a trip to fort riley, kansas. army base home to the first infantry division. nearly 8,000 children. in the heart of the country, the families here are the backbone of the military. repeatedly called to deploy to places like iraq, afghanistan and kuwait. >> this is his seventh time deploying, so i've had some experience with him leaving. definitely sometimes, you really miss him a lot. >> reporter: lauren's dad is currently serving overseas, as
her mom battles lupus, for which she's on chemotherapy. >> he's concerned but knows me and my mom can get through this. we have each other's backs. makes me really happy, knowing that just him simply being here makes a difference for our future. >> reporter: being a military kid also means moving often. >> alabama. then out here. >> especially at this age, when you're into clubs and into sports, it's got to be difficult, to think about moving to another place. you know, it's got to be challenging for all of you. >> reporter: by middle school, most of the children have moved, on average, six to nine times. >> teachers care about me. >> reporter: dr. biden spent time in the kids' schools and their home, having dinner with 150 women whose husbands are currently deployed. rebecca ford is raising three boys under 5, almost all on her
own. >> one of my children, doesn't know who his dad is. middle child doesn't understand and sleeps with me every night because he's concerned i'm going to up and leave. >> reporter: back in washington, dr. biden is focused on her initiative, educate the educators. >> they are my everyday heros. teachers and colleges have stepped up to educate people going into education, so they will realize that there are military children in their classrooms. and to celebrate those children. make their transitions easier for them. >> as an educator, you have to be very proud. >> i am. >> as a military mom, two of your passions, perfectly in sync. >> i've seen it with my grandchildren. in my granddaughter natalie's school, her teacher put a picture of beau's unit outside the classroom door. every time the class walked into the classroom, they saw that natalie's daddy was at war. >> reporter: with so much she wants to accomplish in office, dr. biden says she does have some regrets, as their time at
the white house draws to a close. >> i really do feel that joe would have made a great president. one of his strengths is compromise. maybe america missed an opportunity. i don't know. it just wasn't the right time. >> need somebody who maybe is a compromiser in chief at this point in our life. >> yes. >> speaking of the political campaign, your president, vice president, said this week he'd like to see a woman as president. what about you? >> you know, i feel the same way as joe feels. of course, i'd like to see a woman as president. i'd like to see more women in the senate. as governors, in house. you know, in all fields. >> have you ever thought about a future in politics? >> never. >> no? you're happen. al asked mrs. obama this question and i'll pose it to you, as well. what will you be doing january 21st, 2017? of course, the day after the inauguration.
>> i will be putting on my sneaks and going for a run alone. >> i like that. what do you want your legacy to be? >> i think it's -- a legacy is for someone else to determine, what your legacy would be. i knew i couldn't come to washington and just do joe -- live joe's life, politics. i knew i had to keep teaching. it's my life's work and what i'm most proud of. to be an independent woman, i guess. >> bringing it back to the amazing families we met at fort riley, what is it you want us to remember about them? >> they are resilient. we cannot forget them. we have to keep working to keep the military a part of our culture. they are sacrificing for us, and we really have to celebrate who they are. >> you see, she's passionate about supporting our military, as well as education. here's bringing it all together. you want to see more of my interview with dr. biden, head to our website, today.com.
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accident scene near girard avenue headed northbound. you can see it actually over here to the right-hand shoulder right through the work zone. so it's slow up to that point. you can see all traffic moving by as they pass the scene. so at least it's contained over into the shoulder. we're also watching another accident over in northeast philadelphia on the boulevard between rising sun avenue and whitaker avenue. happening now, the national champion villanova wildcats are on wall street. and in just minutes, two seniors will ring the opening bell at the new york stock exchange. right now we are streaming it live if you want to watch them ring that bell, head to nbc10.com or tap the nbc 10 app. they have had a week full of celebration and festivities. we'll have another live update for you in about 25 minutes. you can always get the latest news and weather with the nbc 10 app. it's going to be a beautiful day outside, but now back to the "today" show. we'll see you shortly.
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50s. have a great day. >> that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much. no no better time to binge watch than friday night. "unbreakable kimmy schmidt" fans, it's on. season two is trestreaming. >> we're here with kimmy, ellie kemper, to chat about the show and exciting news she's going to be a mom. first, we have sneak peek at season two. >> my resume. >> this says you were a babysitter from 1997 to 1998, then there is a 15-year gap. >> look, i know i'm not perfect. let me tell you about another inl p imperfect employee. r rudolph, and he was a joke. >> he was a joke. >> wow. >> we love this show so much. let me say, the pregnancy, brilliant piece of marketing for season two. >> i said, michael, we've got to get people to watch the show. we have got to get pregnant.
right when it comes out. >> let's go. >> we did it. it's brilliant. >> timing. >> i'm savvy. >> ellie, bring us up to speed. there's your husband, michael. where is kimmy right now? >> the second season picks up where the first left off. kimmy put the reverend, jon hamm in jail, and thinks everything is done. this season is really about finding out who she is, navigating a world that isn't black and white. air areas of gray. she starts to see a therapist, and the therapist is played by tina fey. >> there you go. >> tina, of course, executive produces the series. what is it like, getting to have a couple times on screen with her? >> exhilarating. i am a huge fan of tinas. getting to act -- she played marcia clark last year, so i technically had scenes with her. as my therapist, it was heavy.
she is grill bri she is brilliant. it was fun. >> you're expecting, which is terrific. >> thank you. >> any cravings yet? >> i have to say something. i actually had a -- i don't know if you remember, we were all hypnotized. >> were you really? >> not for a second. i was not hypnotized. i didn't fall over, but i found myself -- i went home and had ice cream. my wish was to not be addicted to ice cream. during the first trimester of pregnancy, i couldn't look at ice cream. >> oh, dear. >> i was not expecting an aversion. >> do you want protein? >> chips. barbecue chips, something salty. >> if we had, say, your favorite ice cream from st. louis, ted cruz -- >> no, no! the first trimester is over. we are back! >> amazing. >> we have every single flavor. >> cookie dough. >> frozen --
>> i can't even look at ice cream. >> oh, whoops, we have a huge tray of ice cream. >> when you brought out the sundae earlier, i was salivating. it is the gem of st. louis, and everyone should go there. >> it is. >> emo's pizza? >> made with provel cheese. >> are you a fan? >> i am. i did try it when i was there. >> by the way, i know your husband was saying you should find out the baby's sex because -- for gifts that were coming. >> why is he greedy? >> we have some already for you. >> no, you don't. >> we did. >> bring them out. >> oh, my gosh! you guys, this was unnecessary. >> because your baby has to have a "today's take" bib. >> i'm taking the balloons home. this is a bunny. >> with a "today's take" bib. >> is this sassy?
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outrageous behavior by the candidates, we find out who is going to be the next president of the united states. yes, everyone, we're talking about "veep." >> mr. speaker, the president of the united states! >> thank you! for making history, with the first woman president. you're hurting my hand. >> is it hard to top what's actually happening in our real life, political environment? >> obviously, "veep" was meant to be a comedy satire. although, some of the things these republican nominees are saying right now, if we incorporated those lines into our show, i think hbo would send us notes back saying, too outrageous. >> you can't help but love watching the show. >> everybody i meet, no matter what side of the aisle i'm on, think we're making fun of the other one. >> reporter: this life imitating art continues when the hit comedy reveals the outcome of an unusual presidential campaign. >> i'll tell you what's
unprecedented, a tie is unprecedented. becoming the first lady president. >> reporter: tony hale played the body man. >> i'm your caddlendar, wilson d google. >> no, you're not! >> reporter: i got a tour of the oval office. >> you look up and it's complete hollywood chaos. >> have you ever been in the actual oval office? >> no. jim, who designed it, they do a lot of research. even down to the designing that carpet and all that stuff. >> you can take pictures and presepr pretend you've been in the actual office. >> nobody knows. >> even trying to talk to you now, it's hard. >> it adds to the energy. my character is always, you know, racing up to her, trying to find her, seeing if she needs something. >> reporter: while no one on the cast would give away season five secrets, you can expect the not so subtle insults will remain a staple of the show.
>> you two have gabs that go back and forth. i mean, insults like i've never really heard insults before. >> okay. yogi, bobo, say nothing to anyone. you understand me? >> do you ever feel bad? >> always feel bad. horrible stuff comes out of his mouth. early rehearsals, they encouraged us to go for it. we were all still getting to know each other. we spent days apologizing to one another. >> looks like yosemite sam. >> without the credibility. >> they go after jonas, specifically. those, i think, are a little -- you need a thicker skin. >> reporter: over the course of four seasons, "veep" made cursing politically correct. >> your whip [ bleep ]. you [ bleep ]. >> do you curse much in normal life? >> i do, yes. >> honeymoon is over, isn't it? kind of a [ bleep ] honeymoon, too. >> very good fit for me, yeah.
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this morning on today food, wrapping up a week of recreating restaurant recipes at home. i love the waffle house and i got a version of their patty melt. i did this at the south beach wine and food festival this year. finished in the top ten. >> big hit. >> you have your onions, mayo, vineg vinegar, beef, cheese. i like a marble rye. sriracha and ketchup. first of all, i like caramelized onions. can't go wrong with caramelized onions. you have a pull a bunch of
sliced onions into a pan with olive oil and cook it up. i like mine browner than most people. you keep sauteing. while that's sauteing, you're going to make -- you, if you like a russian dressing, buy it. it's not that hard to make. >> easy to make, right? >> ketchup, mayo, relish. i kick it up a bit, so i put it in, like my pal emeril would say, sriracha. whisk it up. patty melt, one of the most important parts is the patty. i like brisket. beef brisket. now, here's what -- to save yourself money, buy a whole brisket. ask your butcher to grind it. then you put it in an oval shape. you're going to cook it on a cast iron skillet or grill. to be perfectly honest, this is the best way to cook a burger. not so much on your barbecue
grill, but here. >> it dries out. >> yeah. this is how you get the sear, high heat. bring it over here. take your nice little patty. >> you're going to want to butter that up. >> not yet. >> okay. >> first, take a little -- >> oh, down girl. >> take some of your russian dressing. take some of your onion. put it over here. spread that out. >> those look delicious. >> then you're going to take your patty, put it there. mix up cheese. i like american. some people like to put in cheddar or swiss. now, the butter. take your butter. smear that. >> nice. >> put it on to the grill. >> a lot of butter. >> come on, really? really? that's what you're going to notice. a lot of butter? >> don't worry about the butter. >> all the ice cream earlier.
>> everything melts and boom. and also, i like to do nice hash browns like you can get at the waffle house. there's the patty melt, ladies and gentlemen. >> genius, al. >> delicious. >> so good. >> goes with our giant sundae from earlier. >> on a "sunday today with willie geist." head to today.com/food for the recipes. we want to mention a food club stand out. sarah made this bacon and egg fried rice. this is today, two days before "sunday today with willie geist" on nbc.
>> ahead of the launch, the new show on sunday, one more time, the plug. >> yes. sunday morning. 8:00 or 9:00, depending on what part of the country you live in. it'll be a fun show. we'll do news at the top in a loose, fun way. then longer profiles. spend more time than you're used to spending during the week with actors, celebrities, people like ellie. entrepreneurs. we'll get a mix of people and hang out on a sunday morning. >> you'll still have the weather. >> oh, yeah. we have weather. you got any tips? >> yeah, that's it, right? >> this part of the country. that and more this sunday on "sunday today." kathie lee and hoda. big hug for ellie. >> congratulations, ellie. kimmy schmidt streams today on netflix. >> watch it allriday and f narrator: why have president obama and vice president biden endorsed
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to get ahead. good morning, i'm katy zachry. just a few minutes before 10:00 on your friday morning. we'll get your friday forecast with meteorologist bill henley. looks like a nice one, bill. look at this view from the comcast center. sunshine and temperatures are making steady progress. we are now at 54 degrees in philadelphia. lehigh valley, it's 51. and the pennsylvania suburbs have warmed into the lower 50s.
there are a couple spots cooler, phoenixville, 47. 48 in melbourne. but we'll see a pretty good warm up. and at the shore, 50s right now. that's where it's going to be today thanks to the easterly wind keeping temperatures just a little bit cooler. katy? bill, thank you. jessica boyington is here right now. we'll get to her in a minute, but first happening now in ocean county, route 70 in manchester county is closed following a crash. skyforce 10 was over the scene near the intersection. several vehicles are involve in this crash. we are right now working to find out about possible injuries. that route to 70 is expected to be closed several hours. we'll get to jessica boyington with a look at the wider road mess. we are watching 95 for the accident scene snenear girard avenue. a little less volume there. and this accident is pushed to the right-hand shoulder. all lanes are moving through but expect delays there.
♪ from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> oh, yeah. hi y'all. it's try day friday, april 15th, 2016. and the good news, it's not tax day. they're giving us the weekend to get cracking. i'm jenna bush hager with channelle jones filling in. >> a little flo rider. >> we have aan