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and the low humidity later today. good hair day later. >> yes. good morning. international outrage. the death of college student otto warmbier ratcheting up the tense relationship between the u.s. and north korea. >> it's a brutal regime. we'll be able to handle it. >> was that a warning to north korea's leader? and what will happen to the other americans still being held? nail-biter. down to the wire in the most expensive congressional race ever. georgia voters heading to the polls today. the candidates neck-and-neck in a republican district. the president weighing in this morning. why the outcome of this race could be a game-changer. extreme weather.
a tropical storm warning for the gulf coast tonight, as the heat intensi intensifies. the temperatures going to approach 120 degrees in phoenix. so hot, airlines are cancelling flights and al is tracking it all. those stories plus jared kushner speaks. tiger woods gets professional help. and large and in charge, the remarkable video of two elephants teaming up to save a drowning baby elephant, today, tuesday, june 20th, 2017. >> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everybody. welcome to "today." it's a tuesday morning. so glad to have you with us. >> lots going on in your world. we're going to tell you everything you need to know to get your day started. >> the tough talk from the president, following otto warmbi warmbier's president, just days after he was released in a coma
from a north korean prison. and inrea mitchell is here this morning. >> reporter: it's demanding the release of three other americans who have been illegally detained in north korea. >> i have made the worst mistake of my life. >> reporter: otto warmbier was 21 years old when he pleaded for his freedom. >> at poe warmbier passed away. >> reporter: a year and a half later, a tragic end to his story. >> reporte >> it's a brutal regime. we'll be able to handle it. >> reporter: the white house releasing a terse statement from the president, condemning north korea. ot otto's death, increases my -- warmbier's parents saying, their son looked uncomfortable and anguished when he returned home. but within days, he was at peace.
he was home. and we believe he could sense that. adding, the awful tortuous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the north koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible. the prognosis was grim as warmbier came home last week, carried off a plane in a coma after 17 months in prison in north korea. north koreans claim warmbier contracted botulism and fell into the coma of taking a sleeping bill. but doctors in cincinnati said they found no signs of botulism. otto warmbier was a care-free college student at the university of virginia. but in 2016, his life changed when north korea jailed him for allegedly stealing a propaganda poster. >> please, think of my family. >> reporter: warmbier was s sentenced to 15 years of hard liner. the group that brought warmbier
to pyongyang, tells nbc news, they will no longer bring americans to north korea. but as recently as a week and a half ago, that group was hosting tours. tweeting what it calls a cheeky selfie. overnight, john mccain and marco rubio called warmbier's death a murder. rubio tweeting, otto warmbier should not have been in jail for tearing down a banner. last week, warmbier's father spoke wearing the same jacket otto wore at his trial. >> there's no excuse for the way the north koreans treated our son. >> reporter: some in congress are calling for a ban of americans to north korea. and the state department is considering it. as for the three americans who are being held there, no word on when they might get out. if ever. matt and savannah? >> thank you very much. let's bring in nicolle wallace, the host of msnbc's
4:00 p.m. hour. it makes our heart just break. now, for the white house, what do you do? you have the outrage. what can you really do about it? >> i was told to watch the president's reaction to these events in terms of how he processed the syria strike, the chemical weapons strike that affected and injured and killed young children, moved him to action. it's not that north korea isn't on the white house's radar. it is. they work seven days a week on north korea policy. but once the president has been touched by a tragedy like this, an example of the heinousnessofn the regime, he focuses in on it. >> are you suggesting a military strike? >> no. i'm not told there's a cause and affect, but in terms of his attention and focus. he's a father. he loves his children. whatever you think of his politics, sometimes the national security morass comes into deep relief for him when there's tragedy like this. >> nicolle, stick around.
today's special election in today's sixth congressional district. it's the most expensive house race in history. it's coming down to a veteran republican and an upstart democrat. but the real person on the ballot may be president trump himself. gabe gutierrez is in atlanta. good morning to you. >> reporter: president trump is up and tweeting about this race. writing karen handel for congress. she will fight for lower taxes, great health care, strong security, a hard worker. thousands have voted early, unheard of for an off-year congressional race. and spending has topped a record $50 million. [ cheers and applause ] this morning, the most expensive house race ever is coming down to the wire. how have the last 24 hours been? >> exciting. there's huge energy here.
>> reporter: democrat john ossoff pulling neck and neck with karen handel in georgia sixth direct. >> about the integrity and the competence of this administration. >> reporter: this suburban mom says one reason she supports ossoff is hillary clinton's defeat. >> our way of apologizing for not paying attention. and just assuming that everything would be okay. and now, we're awake. >> reporter: the president tweeting his support for handel, who is slamming ossoff for living just outside the sixth district and for his out-of-state donors. >> a squirrel is going to get a decent percentage of the vote if he has $30 million behind him. >> reporter: this volunteer says handel's experience makes her the obvious choice. >> i know she stands for family values. >> reporter: the last-minute push after a fringe political action committee released this stunni stunning ad, tying ossoff
supporters to the shooting at the congressional baseball practice. >> when will it stop? it won't, if john ossoff wins on tuesday. >> reporter: both candidates have denounced the ad. but this gop official says rejecting extremism is one reason that handel might win. >> i think ossoff is tied to extreme liberal folk ts. >> reporter: he's glad both candidates denounced that ad. but this race has turned bizarre and heated at times. handel has said she received a white powder and a threatening letter at her home last week. the fbi is investigating. this has been a bizarre race. and today's the big day. >> gabe, thank you very much. nicolle, let's bring you back in. the expression, follow the money. you look at the amount of money being spent on both sides of this race by democrats and republicans. it tells you what they think's
at stake. what is at stake? >> what is at stake, is bragging rights. and special elections, we project on to them more than necessary. when scott brown won in 2010, he won a special election. republicans told a national story of anti-obama momentum as a result of that health care bill. expect the side to tell a national story about the president or acceptance of his penchant for disrupting business as usual in washington. >> republicans need to hold this seat. this is a republican district, though president trump barely won in particular district. on the other hand, democrats can't keep saying, we came closer than anyone expected. they need to get some real victories if they're going to try to have a threat of taking the house back. >> they do. but you have to look at the places where they've come up short. so far, they've closed, i think, with 20 points in kansas. came closer than they've ever come in montana. this is a very red state.
even though it's a swing district, it would be a symbolic victory for democrats if they can pick off a kropcongressiona district in georgia. >> nicolle wallace. thank you very much. also this morning, new controversy over the republicans' push to overhaul health care. it's one of the most important pieces of legislation of the tramp presidency. with gop lawmakers crafting it in secret, democrats staged an overnight protest on capitol hill. kristen welker has that story. kristen, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, matt. good morning to you. senate republicans say they could have an outline of their health care proposal as early as wednesday, aiming for a vote by the july fourth recess. but republicans have been working behind closed doors, exactly what they accused democrats of doing when they crafted obamacare. now, democrats are ready to declare war. >> you're fighting back. we're fighting back. >> reporter: overnight, democrats staging a dramatic
talk-a-thon on the senate floor, threatening to hold up all business unless the republicans open up their health care talks to the public. chuck schumer accused them of concealing a bill that hurts the middle class. >> they're ashame ofld it. >> reporter: the republican majority leader fighting back. >> obamacare is collapsing around us. americans are searching for relief. >> reporter: democrats taking turns, tearing into the gop. >> i say to the republican leadership, what are you afraid of? bring that bill out. >> there's no markup. there's no committee hearings. just 13 dudes. >> if this bill were as wonderful as its proponents would like us to believe, it would be out in the open. >> reporter: republicans under fire, after promising to repeal and replace obamacare for eight years. the biggest sticking point, medica medicaid. conservatives want to spend less while moderates want more
coverage for low-income families. the president telling senate republicans, the bill passed by the house is mean because of its limited coverage, after he praised the legislation in the rose garden. >> this is a real plan. this is a great plan. >> reporter: still, the white house trying to keep the focus on health care and the rest of the president's agenda, with the russian probe looming large. meanwhile, there could be some changes coming here at the white house. an official says press secretary sean spicer could leave the podium and take on a more strategic role. there's no timeline or decision. spicer made headlines on a matter, though, saying the president could release details by the end of this week, as to whether there's tapes with his conversations with james comey. >> a lot of swrinterest in that one. a lot of reaction to something else that happened at the white house on monday. jared kushner, president trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, made his first public remarks
since joining the administration. and today, he we gbegins an important trip to the middle east. hallie jackson has more on that story. >> reporter: good morning to you. it wasn't so much what jared kushner said, but that he said it at all, after five months in the administration, making his most high profile, public comments in the white house. in one of the projects he's most involved in, overhauling the government bureaucracy. and today, he leaves for the middle east. a portfolio for someone who is always in the room but rarely center stage. often seen but rarely heard until now. >> very exciting. >> reporter: jared kushner, one of the most important voices in the president's ear, using that voice at the white house. and that made plenty of noise, even trending on twitter. >> from the private sector. >> reporter: as kushner made his most high-profile public appearance yet. >> seriously, what does his voice sound like? >> reporter: the president's soft-spoken but high-powered
son-in-law talking tech with some of the biggest names in the industry. >> many of our federal systems are decades' old. >> reporter: one of kushner's roles, to reinvent government. >> the department of defense uses eight-inch floppy discs. >> reporter: may be nothing compared to his next challenge. >> in f you can't produce peace in the middle east, nobody can. >> reporter: can we reveal how long we've known you. >> reporter: leaves today for a pr trip to the middle east, to jump-start high-stake talks, on peace that has evaded both parties. a white house official acknowledges any peace agreement would take time. cautioning, this is the first of what will probably be many trips to the region by kushner and others, working closely with secretary of state rex tillerson
and h.r. mcmaster. still, skepticism by some. >> i don't think it can be solved by sending someone who knows little of the region. >> reporter: kushner and advisers are set to hold talks separately with benjamin netanyahu and abbas this week. a sign his portfolio is not dimini diminishing. kushner has come under scrutiny in the special counsel's russia investigation. >> hallie jackson, thank you. a lot of stories we want to tell you about. tensions running high in europe after a string of terrorist attacks. in paris, a man was killed when he rammed a car loaded with weapons into a police convoy. and in london, a suspect has been charged in that van attack on pedestrians outside of a mosque. nbc chief global correspondent has the latest on that. bill, good morning. >> reporter: police are still questioning the man who admits carrying out this attack.
and people in this diverse and tolerant city are questioning, too, when this wave of terror attacks will end. but the fear isn't just here because this is a tale of two cities. two capitals, two vehicles used as weapons. but two very different attackers. in paris, a man known to police as an extremist used his car to ram a police van on the city's famed shamschamps-elysees. he died in the vehicle they found gas canisters. in london, a man unknown to police used his van to plow down worshipers. he was darren osbourne from wales, a father of four that didn't appear on any extremist watch list. he had, it seems, one motive. >> he said i wanted to kill muslims. >> reporter: and he drove from his home in wales to do it. renting the van and driving 175
miles to north london. his family said he wasn't racist. it was a muslim imam who protected him from being beaten. >> by god's grace, we managed to surround him and to protect him from any harm. >> reporter: united against all terror, once again, in london there are messages of defiance and resilience. but many muslims here have told me they now feel very unsafe. >> it makes you think like, if that's happening something where we're supposed to be safe, where is safe? >> london is a resilient city. >> reporter: the flowers grow and london carries on. but so, too, do the terror attacks. four attacks in britain in three months now. and even though the family of this attacker say he was a troubled man, police are questioning him about terrorism, not about a hate crime. matt? savannah? >> bill neely, thank you so
much. now, to the extreme weather that faces tens of millions of people today. al, the storm last night in this area. i think i saw dorothy and toto fly by my window. >> it was crazy. that's calmed down. now, we have two big stories to talk about. a possible tropical storm affecting the gulf. and we have the brutal heat out west. we're going to look at the tropical storm system that would become cindy. it's 345 miles south-southeast of morgan city, louisiana. it's moving northwest at eight. it's not so much the landfall we're worried about. the heaviest rain is to the east of the system. and so, we do have tropical storm warnings stretching from cameron, louisiana, all the way to the mississippi/alabama border. cameron, texas. we're looking in -- i meant louisiana. i'm sorry. what we are looking at is this system bringing heavy rain over an area that already has gotten
anywhere from 6 to 12 inches of rain in the last couple of weeks. and so, the rainfall amounts here, locally, 8 to 10 inches to 12 inches of rain could cause massive flooding. and the heat. phoenix's all-time record, 122. we should see 120 in phoenix. 114 in tucson. yuma, 121. palm springs, 121. las vegas will get to 116. and in phoenix, they canceled flights for american airlines. once that heat gets going, the pilots don't have what they need in their manuals to tell them how to fly above 122 degrees. so, it will be very interesting there. raz, where are you? guys...i'm trapped, my boss wants me here. we are not leaving without you. just go downstairs now. ♪ rapunzel?! ♪ look for my c-hr. ♪
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around route 1. approaching the boulevard to the westbound side. huge delays here. 30 minutes into the red drive time now. westbound vine street expressway moving to the blue route, speeds dropping to 20 in some spots. nor north philly, crash on broad street. at least three vehicles involved and injuries on the scene. tracey, back to you. today jury hear opening statements in seth williams striel trial. denied the characters and remained district attorney even though law license has been suspended. this morning will be staff again to use the water across camden county. lifting water restrictions after sewage spill in a big timber creek on sunday. another update in 25 minutes. join us weekday mornings nbc today 4:30 to 7:00 a.m.
good morning. we're back, 7:30, on a tuesday. it's the 20th of june, 2017. that is a look at our bustling control room. although, it's not bustling all that much this morning. >> what? >> what are they doing in there? >> quiet and subdued. they'll bustle later. >> it's a mindful tuesday. they are meditating right now. president trump is calling north korea a brutal regime, following the death of otto warmbier. the 22-year-old was released from that regime, suffering brain damage. in a statement, his parents said their son's tortuous mistreatment assured his death. a judge will hear whether the names of the jurors of bill cosby's sexual assault trial
should be public. prosecutors are saying if you release the names, that could make it harder to select a jury next time. they are planning to retry the medi mediimmediate comedian. look at this incredible video from a zoo in south korea. you see a baby elephant fall in the water. the adult elephants panic as the baby struggles to keep its head above the surface. a second elephant runs to the pool. they run over to the shallow end, they save that baby. you see a third elephant pacing in the background. get in there. the two elephants stood on the side of the baby and lifted the calf's head above the water surface, and guiding the baby to the shallow end. and all worked out okay. >> that's exactly what people would do. >> yes. >> seriously. they reacted like any mother and father reacts. >> my heart can't take that video. also this morning, tiger
woods is speaking out in the wake of his dui arrest. he's revealing he's now receiving professional help. kerry sanders is in jupiter, florida, with more on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. tiger woods is telling supporters he's seeking help now, managing his medications. last month, on a police dash cam video, you can see tiger woods slurring his speech, appearing disoriented. he was apparently arrested for dui. but he told police he had not been drinking but had taken a mixture of prescription drugs. >> i'm placing you under arrest. >> reporter: just weeks after a disoriented tiger woods was arrested for driving under the influence, the golf icon released a statement on twitter, now saying he's receiving professional help. hoping to, quote, manage my medications and the ways that i deal with back pain and a sleep disorder. tiger adding, i want to thank everyone for the amazing outpouring of support and understanding. >> your feet together and facing me. >> reporter: in may, the world
saw woods in this dash cam video, in handcuffs, under arrest for a dui in jupiter, florida. >> you know where you are right now? >> no. >> reporter: police found the four-time major champion asleep in his car with two flat tires, appearing disoriented, woods tolds officers, he's not drinking. >> have you been drinking today? >> no. >> reporter: but he did at mid of being on prescription medications, including the powerful painkiller, vicodin. >> have you taken medications today? >> yes. >> reporter: according to this unredacted police report, he was on an anti-anxiety medication. woods hasn't been on a golf course since february. he was seen with his children over the father's day weekend. for the better part of two decades, woods has been the biggest name in golf, wracking up major after major. but in 2009, his career took a
turn, after his divorce from model elin nordegren. the scandal pushing woods to seek help for sex addiction. now, the biggest name in golf is facing another challenging moment and taking steps to overcome it. tiger woods has not entered a plea in the dui case. his arraignment was scheduled for july. but it's now been postponed to early august. guys, back to you. >> kerry sanders. thank you. it's not just tiger woods dealing with issues tied to prescription drugs. it's become an epidemic in this country. we're going to have an eye-opening look at that crisis, coming up later in the program. >> really important story. let's get to al and a check of the weather. i see the west coast map looking very red. >> a lot of red, a lot of pink, talking in detail about this heat. a huge upper-level high. this dome, a heat dome, that's keeping any systems from making its way in. so, we're going to be looking at 40 million people under some sort of risk of heat warnings or
heat advisories. temperatures getting up to 1 hufsh100 degrees or more. when you get so hot, the air's so thin, you may have problem with lift for airliners. that's why there's been flight cancellations in phoenix. for tomorrow, we have more of the same. las vegas, your all-time record, 117. tomorrow, you may come close at 115. bakers field, 109. tucson will tie a record at 112. and at the end of the week, temperatures drop. albuquerque at 93 by saturday. phoenix, into the 110s through saturday. los angeles, relatively cool. sacramto will stay in en
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>> what's it like to go through this? >> hell. hell. every day, it is hell. >> reporter: this is what you call the cooler? >> this is our cooler. the main cooler. when did the bodies all around us come in here? >> over the last 24 to 48 hours. >> a >> reporter: every day, bodies are cycling through here? >> that's correct. >> reporter: what's the percentage of the bodies in here overdose deaths from heroin or fentan fentanyl? >> 60% of our cases are overdoses. >> reporter: fentanyl is made and passed to the u.s. by mexican cartels. >> open the door. open the door. >> reporter: you see any narcotics yet? >> there is narcotics? >> reporter: why do we have to put masks on?
>> the short answer, you breathe it in, you could die. >> reporter: a pound of fentanyl. enough for thousands of deadly doses. >> it's a good day. you're seeing a lot of lives saved right there. >> reporter: another way of saving lives of addicts is to lock them up. there's an entire county wing of women. >> fentanyl. >> reporter: you're going through withdraw right now? >> i think so. >> reporter: can you describe how you feel right now? >> like crap. >> reporter: do you know anybody that's died? >> yes. my boyfriend and my mom just died in january. >> i'm sorry. if any of your familiar or friends catch this on tv, what do you want them to know? >> that i love them. that i'm sorry. >> reporter: the local coroner calls the death toll in ohio a mass casualty event and hopes
for assistance from the federal government. this as some in congress, including ohio republican senator, rob portman, warns this president trump will cut funding that addicts need most. >> an incredible report. to see him standing in a morgue and say most of the deaths are from opiates. >> i would imagine there's a lot of people that watched that at home and are thinking that was hard to watch. and it is. but i think we should stay on that story and not let it go because those numbers speak for themselves. >> 800 in a single county says it all. >> it's happening in communities all across this country. coming up, we're going to shift gears and tell you how the shows and movies that your kids are watching may really be having an impact on them, in particular, how they feel about gender. we're going to swing over and find out what carson has coming up in the orange room. >> coming up, the controversial >> coming up, the controversial sess ♪ >> coming up, the controversial sess that one right there. ♪
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flight crews to accept tips. some say it's okay. the argument is made that flight attendants don't count on tips as part of their salaries, unlike restaurant workers who accept tips as the norm. marlene writes, no. is f a flight attendant is taking care of you, a thank you doesn't cost anything. >> i wouldn't tip my brother who works for southwest airlines. and nate takes a hard stand. as a flight attendant myself, i'll say that any passenger who tips me or brings me treats will not have an empty glass for the entire flight. we ask you on twitter. should we be tipping flight a n attenda attendants? 91% of you saying nope. instead of a tip, going out of your way to leave a positive note about that flight attendant can go a long way. >> a tip would be good. >> i have written notes for
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couple minutes beforele:00. tracey davidson. right to bill henley. most accurate neighborhood forecast. sunshine and warm temperatures today bill. >> most of the area starting to see plenty of sunshine. still seeing a few clouds over ocean city. this is where we're seeing a last few showers move through avalon now. drieg out throughout the day. sunny skies for the suburbs. 68 degrees. king of prussia nice warmup. 81 degrees this afternoon. going to be a warm day. winds kick in and even though we warm to middle 80s for philadelphia and most of the area, humidity comes way down as the die goes on. >> sun dallglasses on your way the door. we're watching through center city right now. the vine street expressway. here's or camera just around third street. pretty big westbound delay here. moving towards the schuylkill and trying to get from that
point, around third street. a little closer to 95. trying to get to schuylkill might take you a little bit. also checking in with mass transit. dealing with delays. also service dealing with 60 minute delays due to overhead wire problem. >> today montgomery judge could decide to release the names of jury members in the bill cosby sex assault trial. hearing scheduled today. several media outlets have requested the name of the jurors be released. da wants the names kept secret as he works to retry the case and cosby's lawyers don't want the names public. after four years of negotiations expected to approve a new contract with the philadelphia teach erer's union today. last night voted for the contract. haven't had a raise since 2012. new three year agreement includes pay raise. teachers now pay own health care plan for the first time.
♪ it's 8:00 on "today." watching what they watch. are tv and movies influencing the way your kids look, think and act? tips every parent needs to know. plus, summer shock danger. >> this is how dangerous voltage is. this could save lives. >> it's designed to save lives. >> the new device to keep you and your family safe in the water this season. and double the star power. >> we have to lie about everything. we don't know what we're doing. >> basically, you know, you try to find a word, a real word that nobody can rime. >> will ferrell and ray romano, two of hollywood's funniest men, join us in studio 1a, today,
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a lot going on in your world. let's get to your news at 8:00. voters getting the final word on the most expensive house race ever. the special election in georgia viewed by many as a test of president trump's popularity. nbc's gabe gutierrez is just outside of atlanta. gabe, what can you tell us? >> reporter: matt, good morning. the polls opened here just a short time ago. and president trump is already up and tweeting about this race. writing, quote, karen handel for congress. she will fight for lower taxes, great health care, strong security. a hard worker who will never give up. vote today. more than 140,000 people have voted early in this race, unheard of for an offyear congressional election. many see this as a referendum on president trump. jon ossoff, 30 years old, former congressional aide and documentary filmmaker, going head-to-head against the republican, karen handel, politician and businesswoman. they are running neck and neck
in this poe polls. and spending on this race has topped $50 million. >> that's how much is at stake. this morning, the state department is demanding the release of three americans still held in north korea, after the death of otto warmbier. the 22-year-old died on monday, just days after his release from north korea. he was in a coma when he arrived back home in ohio last week. his family says he was in that condition for most of the 17 months that he was in prison in north korea. warmbier was accused of trying to steal a propaganda poster. the president has condemned what he calls the brutal north korean regime. a new report this morning is giving parents guidance on a difficult but important issue. how to keep gender stereotypes in the media from having too much influence on their children. here's nbc's joe fryer. >> reporter: what is your kid watching? and how does it impact their feelings about gender? those are the questions tackled by "watching gender," by common
sense. >> parents think that media has a big influence on how kids see themselves. and they're worried about it. >> reporter: parents say tv and movies have a heavy influence on how their kids think they should look. how they should talk and even how they should act in relationships. tuning out isn't necessary or realistic. instead, experts offer tips to find shows, movies and games that are age-appropriate and empowering. for elementary-age kids, parents should look for programming that ditches old-school ideals and shows guys and girls in nontraditional careers. avoid shows that focus on sex and appearance. >> they need to be watching media where boys and girls are friends and colleagues and collaborators and not always dating. >> reporter: xh >> reporter: common sense says you look at equal power working together.
or "this is us," with a cast full of compelling characters. >> you are an exceptional young man. >> reporter: one study found 75% of millennial men believes society expects them to always act strong, never ask for help and to have the final say in relationships. even if those ideals aren't exactly admired by millennials. >> it turns out millennial men don't always feel like they have to be the boss in a relationship. but they feel that society expects them to if they're going to keep their man card. >> reporter: when it comes to media consumption, our appetites are only growing. for parents, the key is explaining to kids, boys and girls, when the stuff on the screen relates to life on the screen. for "today," joe fryer, nbc news, los angeles. >> thought of provoking what kids are watching and how it affects them. >> it's tough to watch it with
them, than to fix what they're thinking after they see it alone. >> think about the stuff we watched as kids. >> "my favorite martian"? >> was that yours? >> "brady bunch." >> "this is us." that's what i watched when i was a kid. a lot more for you on "today." a "rossen reports" on how to stay safe around the water this summer. and jill is back with more "steals & deals." everything under 75 bucks. and ray romano will talk movies and milestones. and will ferrell is in the house.
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back, now, at 8:10 this morning, on "rossen reports." a new warning about a summer danger you might not think about. >> jeff rossen is on the road. he's in st. lake, missouri. >> reporter: we're talking about stray voltage in pools and lakes. electrocuting swimmers in here just having fun. when you hear a topic like that, i know what you're thinking to yourself. a couple of questions. how often does that really happen? and could it really happen to me? the answer is yes to both questions. two, new deadly cases in the last week. and the scariest part of all, you would have no idea looking to it, that a pool is electrified until you swim up to a ladder and touch it.
there's a new device, guys. it's called the shock alert. it's here right here. it can spot stray voltage before you jump in and protech your family. this morning, we're putting it to the ultimate test. >> female electrocuted, unconscious, breathing. >> reporter: panicked moments in new jersey. this 11-year-old girl, swimming in a lagoon with her friends over the weekend, suddenly shocked with electricity. after touching the railing of this boat lift. she later died. >> very sad. i mean, i was overtaken. >> reporter: police say there was stray voltage. also this weekend in ohio, a 19-year-old electrocuted in the water at this marina. he didn't make it, either. most of the accidents happen in swimming pools. look at this 5-year-old girl in florida, as soon as she touches the rail, she is shocked and goes limp. her father pulling her to
safety. >> there's something in the water. >> reporter: her brother also shocked by the railing. left in the water for 15 seconds before he's pulled out, too. luckily, they both survived. why does this keep happening? why is there electricity in a pool or a lake? >> there's all sorts of power around a cool. outlets, lights, pumps. there can be a loose wire around that light. and there's voltage in the water, you would never know. that's why they call electric shock drowning a silent killer. >> reporter: one loose wire behind that pool light? >> that can cause it. >> reporter: this product is called shack eed shock alert, t stray voltage in the water before you go in. late monday night, we ftry it out. this is pretty small. >> three aaa batteries. >> reporter: it's flashing green. >> it's good to go.
s to toss it in the pool. >> walk it around the perimeter of the pool. >> reporter: why? >> it will help detect. if it's a small amount, it needs to be close to the source. >> if it's flashing green? >> everything is good. it's safe to womeswim. >> reporter: now, for the real test. can it spot electric currents? his team sets up special wiring to purposely electrify the pool, turning up the voltage and sticking the wire in the water. we have the wire in the water right now. we know there's electricity in here now. >> dangerous amount right now. >> reporter: and the alarm will go off? >> confident. >> reporter: wow, already. beeping red. and it's loud. >> it's loud to make sure people stay out of the water. >> i want to walk it down to the other end of the pool. i find it interesting how far voltage travels. we're on the other end of the
pool. look at this. it's still beeping red on the other end of the pool. this is how dangerous voltage is. it can save lives. >> it's designed to save lives. >> reporter: pretty cool. worked every time we tried it out late last night. that shock alert, that product costs less than $150. if you detect electric currents in your pool, the first thing you want to do, it seems obvious, but a good reminder, shut everything off that's electric. the jets, the lights, the filters. if you have a pool, you want to bring an electrician out at the beginning of the season to check all of the connections. it's something else we have to add to the list. but you see how dangerous and deadly that can be. >> had no idea. >> jeff, good morning. thank you very much. now, change gears. all right? it's time for what's "trending." >> you ready? >> we're ready. >> you look at savannah. you look at me. we have a lot of things in common. >> we do.
>> our birthday, very close to each other. we're morning people. >> yes. >> we like tennis a little bit. but what do you have in common that makes us smarter than everyone else here? >> where are you going with this? >> left-handed? >> you're lefties? >> there you go. >> you both are lefties. >> yeah. >> i didn't know that. >> and a new study backs this up. people who are left-handed might be smarter in one particular area and that, of course, some place we both excel, complex math. >> no. >> yes. let me finish. published in "frontiers in psychology" the research shows that left-handers outperformed others in math when those tasks involved difficult problem solving. like figuring out the tip in a restaurant. >> if a train leaves chicago. >> don't. >> we're not good at that. math is seen as a left-brain function. >> all right. >> but it gives righties the upper hand in --
>> seems like you're having trouble in it. >> 56 dwigivided by 7. go. >> that's more what al was talking about. are you good at math? >> there was a time. definitely not now. >> you need to start writing right-handed. >> exactly. >> you can't join the club. >> it is true that left-handed people, we think we're special, right? >> it's part of our neurosis. >> any other good lefties? >> there are. barack obama. bill gates is lefty. tina fey. lady gaga. >> slackers. >> exactly. >> it's true. >> what? >> will ferrell. >> another lefty. >> yeah. >> nice. >> we'll have more on that in our next half hour. >> good job. >> smarty pants. any room for a righty over here? >> first up, katy perry, also right-handed, just days after the singer released her new
album "witness," she has broken a new record. katy perry is the first on twitter to reach 100 million followers. twitter itself taking time to recognize katy. today, we #witness history. congratulate katy perry. >> thank you, twitter, for giving me an opportunity to have a voice. up next, bieber number two. lord, the singer, opened up about her newest album and rise to fame. however, her comments regarding friendships that have people buzzing this morning. when asked about maintaining relationships with famous celebrities like taylor swift, lorde responded, it's like having a friend with a specific allergies. there's certain places you can't go, or things you can't do. it's like having a friend with an autoimmune disease. many claiming the analogy was insensitive. i screwed up and that was really
insensitive. i'm sorry. finally, jay z. the rapper was in the news a lot. he was inducted into the song writers hall of fame. he was busy with the arrival of twins. now, making headlines for a different reason. e.w. has confirmed that jay z is changing the way he writes his name. matt, listen up. he adds the hyphen and writes in all-capps. this is how, you're used to writing jay z. a simple "z" right? that's not what you're going to do. all caps, j-a-z, hyphen "z." >> what happens if you write it the old way? >> the new record coming around. 4:44. that comes out on june 30th. and, al, i'll challenge you. i'll start right here. you go. >> i wanted to do a complex math equation. we're going to do some trig over
here. >> let me go to my next device. oh, boy. i messed up. this is new. "the daly click." >> there you go. ta-da. "the daly click." we have a video that showcases the pinnacle of balance and coordination. roll the tape. this happened at a grocery store. his hands are full, an item falls. no problem, he kicks it around like a soccer ball and puts it into his arms. looks like the only guy -- one other person notices it. boom, right there. >> does he do that on purpose? >> i think this took place in brazil. >> of course, it did. maybe it's pele. >> little soccer skills put to use. no cleanup on that aisle. >> thank you, carson. >> you're welcome. hi, al. >> hello. i'm not good at math. see what we can do as far as the weather's concerned. you can see the rain from this
potential tropical storm, cindy, making its way into new orleans, around the panhandle of florida. 40-mile-per-hour winds moving west. makes landfall thursday morning. we're not concerned about that as much as the rain. we've got the tropical storm winds and heavy rain. significant flooding. in fact, flash flood watch, from williamington to pensacola and baton rouge with several rounds of rain. look at the rainfall amounts. up to 12 inches locally between central louisiana and into the panhandle of florida. and record highs today. phoenix, 122. the all-time record may come close from fresno all the way back to tucson. triple-digit temperatures. good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. grab your sunglasses, leave the umbrella at home. we've got sunshine today. and that lead to a warm day, a warm last day of spring. but as the temperature goes up, the humidity will be falling. the wind kicks in.
those winds out of the west gusting to 25 miles an hour this afternoon. low 80s for the lehigh valley. sunshine and 86 degrees for delaware. and new jersey warms up to 85 degrees. even warmer at the shore in the low 80s. and bright, sunny skies for the suburbs in philadelphia, too. have a great day. >> don't forget. anywhere you go, take us w with you on "today's" sirius/xm 108. on monday, jill martin brought us borg ebargains under bucks. today, under $75, as we count down to the end of the week where everything will be under $10. i love these weeks. >> you know, i love the segments because you just looked at me and said, is that a good blender? it's amazing. everything we put on, everybody loves it. >> i know. i shop it with you. >> today, $75 and under.
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8:26. good tuesday morning. i'm tracy davidson. let's get a look outside with meteorologist bill henley to find out about the most accurate neighborhood forecast. bill? sunshine and bright throughout the day. a few thin clouds will move out. actually, they will get blown out of the area. the winds are picking up and the winds will be shifting and coming out of the west today. they are up to 12 miles an hour in philadelphia. 8-mile-an-hour breeze in dover. the winds will be gusting to 25 miles an hour this afternoon. that's dry air flooding into the area. so as the temperatures go up, the humidity will be dropping. now, up to 74 degrees in philadelphia. wilmington, 73. and 74 in millville. still seeing some 60s in the suburbs. pottstown, 69 degrees right now. now we'll check the roads with first-alert traffic
reporter jessica boyington. how is the commute looking, jess? >> we are seeing some delays moving through center city. there was an earlier crash on the vine street expressway near 8th street. that's creating a huge delay at the vine. the westbound side of the vine near third street is showing big delays that way. the accident has cleared. a lot of delays remain backing over the ben franklin bridge into new jersey. watch for west trenton service near septa dealing with 60-minute delays due to overhead wire problems. back to you. the jury will hear opening statements in the seth williams corruption trial. ten men and two women were chosen to be on the jury yesterday. williams denied the charges against him. we'll have more news and weather in a half hour. stay updated with the "nbc 10 news" and weather app.
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♪ 8:30, now, on this tuesday morning. the 20th of june, 2017. want to say hi to all these nice people, starting their day in rockefeller plaza. thank you. go, bobcats. happy birthday, bobcat. i love that. by the way, you got to excuse carson a little bit. he's living a dream. he's hoisting the claret jug. >> or as he calls it, the precious. >> this is presented to the winner of the open championship. it's been awarded to some of the greatest players of all-time. who is going to win it? we'll find out as the open tees off at royal birkdale, one month
from today. you can only see it on the golf channel and right here on nbc. henrik stenson won at royal troon last year. >> this goes to the champion golfer of the year. >> the claret. >> selfie happening in two minutes. >> if you can't wait that long for great golf, the travelers championship starts up in connecticut on thursday. coverage begins on the golf channel with the final rounds on nbc this weekend. >> i know what you're doing this weekend. coming up, ray romano is here to make you laugh and cry in his new movie. he's going to tell us about that. and then, how to make your own grab-and-go breakfast. and these are healthy. first, charlie made another stop on his stadium tour. wrigley field, home of the chicago cubs and the 2016 world series champs. charlie helped honor an army veteran on the field.
shook paws with the cubs mascot. and also visited with local veterans and met captain lovell, the commander of apollo 13. how cool is that? charlie is headed to another baseball game today. right now, over to hoda. >> this portion of "today" is created with our response sore, warner brother's new movie, "the house," about how far some parents will go to pay for their kids' college tuition. >> we asked you why you think someone you know deserves money towards a college education. we got almost 2,000 submissions. this morning, we want to bring out one of the finalists. samantha watts here. >> hi. >> you go to ithaca college, right? >> i do. >> you said you needed money for college. tell us why. >> i'm studying speech pathology and education studies. and i have to go to grad school in order to practice. i love my school and i love
everything i do there. but my dad has recovered from cancer from esophageal cancer. and a lot of our money had to go towards that last year. so, we're dependent on scholarships and loans right now the it would be life-changing for me. >> are your parents here? >> they're over there. >> i have to confess something. you're not one of the finalists. you're actually the recipient. of the college scholarship. are you all right? okay. can i tell you something else that you're going to love? there's somebody special who wants to bring out the little presentation for you. hang on. here he comes. he is running. >> hi, samantha. >> this is will. >> nice to meet you. >> we got to reveal it. are you ready to see what you're going to get? >> right here. >> hold on. >> pay to the order of samantha.
>> how much is it? >> $100,000. >> where are you mom and dad? can we bring your mom and dad over here? mom and dad. where is mom and dad. come on over. >> you can't actually cash this, okay? okay? they'll give you a real check. yeah. >> what do you think, honey? >> i'm just -- i'm flab flabbergasted. this is amazing. >> you deserve it. >> you do deserve it. we're happy that your dad is feeling better. they're running up. >> come on. >> could you hear? >> come on in. >> you feeling better? >> feeling much better. we're so glad. >> hi, how are you? >> all right. congratulations again. will, thank you so much. all right. al? >> that's so sweet. how about al gives a check of the weather. is that all right? >> i saw them in the green room
before. i didn't want to say anything. so, congratulations. that's terrific. let's check your weather and show you what we have, starting with today. we have heavy rain, a flood threat through the southeast. gulf coast, as well. dangerous heat out west. we're looking for wet weather on the great lakes. sunshine through the northern plains. tomorrow looking for more flooding as cindy gets closer, bringing heavy rain. that dangerous heat continues in the southwest into central california. severe storms in the morn mississippi river valley. sunshine in the southeast with showers in the interior secons of pentins good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. grab your sunglasses, we have a warm last day of spring. but as the temperature goes up, the humidity will be falling. the wind kicks up with gusts up to 25 miles per hour. low 80s for the lehigh valley.
sunshine and 86 degrees for delaware. new jersey warms up to 85 degrees. warmer at the shore into the low 80s. bright, sunny skies for philadelphia, too. have a great day. >> they're still crying. such a sweet story. now, we go back inside to matt. we just mentioned, will ferrell starts in "the house." he plays with amy poehler who start an underground casino when they realize they can't afford college tuition. and with a plan like that, what can go wrong? >> that's why your mother and i will be working late. every night. and on weekends. for all of next month. >> because you're working on a supertop secret project that you may or may not reveal to me later? >> yes. exactly. you get it. >> but i don't get it. i thought we would hang out a lot this summer. are we going school shopping? >> yes. absolutely. we're going to do all those things.
>> while you work every night until 3:00 a.m.? >> well, welcome again. nice to see you again. >> good to see you, too, matt. >> i planned on starting complete mri differently. wasn't that nice out there? >> it was so nice. and it was nice of you to give a portion of your salary to deliver that check. all matt lauer. >> you play this mild-mannered guy. a dad that goes into this underground casino thing. and becomes a crime boss. >> basically. yeah. called the butcher. >> i don't see you as the butcher. i see you as the accountant or the dry cleaner. >> well, yeah. that's the beauty of the movie. in this suburban world, we get to unlock the dark side of both of our characters. and shake down the town for money. >> what's nice is when he does go to the dark side, as you say, it does change his life in an
unexpected way. >> yeah. in a funny way, actually, yes, he's menacing and, you know, they're trying to do this with their daughter. they get closer as a couple. they do a weird mishmash of all there. >> when was the last time you did something illegal for fun? >> what did you do? >> i stole a taxi cub. >> did you? >> just for the heck of it. i drove it like ten feet and gave it back. >> got out quickly. >> i don't know. i don't know the last time i've done something illegal. >> you don't seem like the type that will go out on a limb and do something crazy. >> i stole some candy from the drugstore. >> i did, too. and my mom made me return it to the store, one of the worst experiences of my life. you have three boys. do they get the hilarious, crazy, will ferrell at home?
or do they get the serious dad will ferrell at home? >> they get a combo. we're all just normal people in our everyday life. occasionally i will surprise them with walking through the house, pulling the pants down just enough to show the top of my butt crack and pretending that i don't notice. they're so embarrassed. dad, how do you do that? and i explain that's why you get to live in this house. >> what about outside the house? do you deliberately do things to embarrass them in public? >> yeah. i'll drive by their friends blaring rap music as loud as i can. dropping them off. just to keep them honest. for the most part, i'm just their dad. >> i want to congratulate you on your honorary doctorate degree. >> thank you. >> and you gave the commencement address. >> from usc. >> today, it's about gambling. let's bring in our dealer here.
>> this is carson "hit me" daly. >> are you good at blackjack? >> we'll find out. >> a pair of 3s. >> i have a terrible hand. >> a 10 on top. >> you want to hit that? >> 15. watch in. >> six or less, too many. butcher? >> i got to -- the house says i have to hit on a 13. >> i do. >> 16. >> i'm going to stay. >> you stay on 16? >> you don't have a hair in your ear. >> 18. let's go one more time. >> what's the most you ever lost gambling? >> not much. i would say 40,000. >> look at that. huh? >> whoa. >> this is going well. >> this is going really well. >> do the -- >> just for fun. >> look how much i one. i love this casino. >> just for fun. >> might as well. >> what do you got? >> 13.
doesn't matter now, right? >> last hand. by the way, you can catch "the house." it opens in theaters june 30th. >> i'm going all-in. i have a beautiful -- >> last one. >> you always want to get a 5. that's a great hand. >> they're making you double down. >> 13. >> 19. >> 18. winner. >> i won. >> will, nice to have you here. >> good to see you, too, matt. >> if you're looking for a taxi cab, will has it at home. up next, another hollywood star. ray romano will join us in the studio. talking about his new movie "the big sick." rst, this is "today" ofin it's time that we bring addiction out of the darkness and into the light. to everyone struggling in silence - addicts, family, friends - you are not alone. it's time we lift each other up, reach out, say something. addiction is a disease.
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sick." >> he plays terry, a father trying to bond with his daughter's new boyfriend. >> any parlor games? >> i don't -- what are parlor games? >> card games. board games? word games? >> i have never -- >> ever play you can't rhyme it? >> how does that go? >> you try to find a real word that nobody can rhyme. >> okay. stonehen stonehenge. >> you would win. >> ray romano, good morning to you. >> glad to see you. >> congratulations. the reviews of this film are terrific. do you read reviews, by the way? >> i do. >> you have to feel good. >> it's hard not to feel good with this. yeah. i was at sundance when it played at sundance. it was really crazy, yeah. i'm very tentative about trying to feel good about something.
but i feel good about this. >> well, what's -- and you should feel good about it. what's nice is it's not a typical comedy. it has a lot of heart in it. and your performance in it requires you to be a little more subdu subdued and between the lines. >> well, i mean, i am -- i don't know what you think my character is like in real life. but i'm kind of a subdued guy. a lot of people know me from the sitcom. and if that's all they know me from, it's a little broad. but that's kind of where i like to live in the little bit subdued. but the writing was great. we got to improv. and kamel is a great comedian also. and he wrote it. it was like a perfect fit for me. >> it is. that's in the sweet spot for you. it's serious. but it's not unfunny. there's definitely lighthearted moments. >> yeah. i'm not giving anything away because this is in the trailer. but it's a true story. and he met his -- he met the
girl that he fell in love with and she goes into a coma in the middle of the movie. she goes into a coma. but it is a comedy. yeah. it's a true story. spoiler alert. she lives. >> in the movie, you get to be married to holly hunter. she is intense. >> i'm scared to work with anybody, really. but academy award winner. she made me feel very comfortable. but she is an intense -- she's the combo of an intense actor, just like you would think, but very giving and collaborative and warm. she gave me one of my favorite back handed compliments. she came to see me do standup. came to the comedy cellar. she said, you were different unthere. you were like a man up there.
thank you. i took it as a compliment. >> we've got a lot in common. >> uh-oh. >> we love golf. and we have something else in common happening this year. and i know how i feel about it. i'm curious how you feel about it. within a short time of each other, we're going to turn 60. how are you feeling about that, ray? >> 50 was a big one. i think 60 is a little bigger. here's to put it in perspective, i put it this way. peter boyle was 60 when "everybody loves raymond" started. i will be the age of my father. i feel like a stupid kid inside. i feel like an immature kid. and my wife can vouch for that. you know, it's all good. it's all good. >> are you freaked out? >> i'm freaked out completely. i read when you turned 50, you used to tell people you were turning 60. >> i would tell myself. i would play a game with myself. i, like, now that i'm going to turn 60, i will pretend i'm
turning 70. and i'll say, oh, no, it's only 60. >> does that work? >> for that moment. yeah. >> ray romano. >> thank you. >> great to be here. thanks, guys. >> the movie is called "the big sick." coming up next, we're going to make your breakfast routine a lot easier. breakfast for healthy on-the-go treats. this is "today" on nbc. ♪ this summer in a place where flavor runs deep, any dish and every glass might be the best you've ever tasted as long as you don't forget your appetite. new york state. it's all here. it's only here. plan your trip to the finger lakes at iloveny.com
danielle's first time on tv. she's going to rock it. okay? are we ready? >> i'm ready. >> a lot of parents with children and parents are trying to get out the door with a healthy breakfast. you have the answers? >> i do. >> we're going to make my pistachio granola bars. you have the oats. the chocolate cocoa anybodies, flax and chia seeds. they're supereasy. there's no refined sugar. you know what's in it. >> and you can sub in and out the nuts you like. >> we're going to start off with your almond butter. use peanut butter, cashew butter. going to add creamed honey in here. >> a little vanilla. >> a little vanilla. and just a pinch of salt. >> just a little. how long do you cook that up? >> only about five minutes, on medium, medium-low heat.
it will look something like this. and here, you have the nuts. and your seeds. we're going to dump those in there. >> chia seeds and whatever you want. chia seeds, flaxseeds. you can dump that one in. >> a good way to sneak in nutrients for kids, right? >> and toasted oats. i toast my oats in the oven for a few minutes. it brings out the flavor. >> little rice krispieish stuff. you put it in the pan. does it just sit in there? >> no. you kind of mix it up. and you want to make sure it's all well together. you put it in here. and once it's all in there, you're going to smush it flat. it will come out looking like that. you've got to chill it. >> guys? how do you like the breakfast on the go? >> it's good. >> i love the popsicle. >> we're going to get to those. >> the brownie thing is good. >> this is smart. a lot of times people make
smoothies and there's extra leftover. you have the right solution. >> instead of just throwing that out, we're going to make popsicles. you're going to make breakfast popsicles. >> you add in whatever you like in your smoothie? >> your fresh fruit, coconut and the seeds. i'm a huge fan of the seeds because they add protein. and when you talk about kids, sometimes they don't want to see spinach or seeds or -- >> you just grind that up and they have no idea. >> no idea. >> you grind that up and make your smoothie. this is a smart idea, guys. put the mixture into the p popsicle molds. and presto. >> how does it taste? >> my gosh. >> they're good. can you taste the coconut? i used coconut in them. >> you can. >> it tastes so good. >> you guys, how did danielle do on her first time? >> she rocked. >> awesome. >> way to go. >> thank you so much. and she's got a baby on board due in october. congrats for that, too.
fight your dieting demons. >> as matt's snacking. >> yeah. >> this is good for you, though. >> yeah. best part is for your family. and mr. taye diggs will be back a second day. >> wow. >> got a little chee good morning, i'm vai sikahema. it's a few minutes before 9:00 a.m. let's go to bill henley with the most accurate neighborhood forecast. bill? what a beautiful day with the sun up. we have bright sunshine and temperatures are climbing into the 70s. 76 degrees in philadelphia. and just warming up now in the lehigh valley to 72 degrees. 81 degrees at 2:00 this afternoon. we'll see lots of sunshine today. the last few clouds are still at
the shore, 82 degrees and mostly sunny sky this is afternoon. so the winds bring in the dryer air and you feel the difference later today. and especially this evening with the humidity coming way down. vai? we'll check in with jessica boyington looking at 95. how is it looking? >> we are watching delays 95 near cottman avenue. the drive time right now from woodhaven to the vine is a 12 to 13-minute trip without traffic. average speeds are in the 20s. so it is pretty much stop-and-go. and wilmington, 495 northbound and southbound, watch for construction where two lanes are closed in both directions until later this afternoon. vai, back to you. today we're expected to find out where medical marijuana will be grown in pennsylvania. but the health department will award permits to companies who grow and dispense the drug in the state. 12 of the permits will be given out with two slated for southeastern p.a. and after four years of negotiations, the school commission is expected to
approve a new contract for the philadelphia teachers' union today. last night more than 4600 employees voted for the plan. they haven't had a raise since 2012. and lane closures between 202 and city avenue will be closed from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the $20 million pavement includes new guardrails and signs and other traffic improvements. i'm vai sikahema, another update is in 25 minutes. we'll see you then.
♪ this morning on "today's take," cheeky taye diggs, our celebrity co-host again. you'll dig his secrets from the set. ? a . and races and royalty. can't get the scale to budge? the pitfalls that will keep you from losie ining weight the ini. right now. >> from nbc news, this is "today's take." live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> it's a tuesday morning, june 20th, 2017. one of my faves, mr. lunch money lewis. his classic from last summer "bills." our special co-host today, mr. taye diggs. >> taye diggs. >> i would -- i would say that
the dreamy taye diggs. >> the dreamy? >> i understand he was in your dreams last night. >> i thought we weren't going to bring that up. >> i didn't know that. >> here's the thing, i told you, you were in my dream last night. but there were a bunch of people in the dream. it wasn't naughty. >> it's okay. >> i'm in the dreams of lots -- don't be embarrassed. it's okay. >> get out of my dream. ♪ get into your car >> billy ocean. >> yeah. we're in this van. it was dark and it was bumpy. >> bumpy. >> if that van's a-bumping. >> i was going to wichita. i was going to wichita. you were going to st. louis. so, geographically, i don't think that makes sense. >> were you giving him a lift? >> no. there were a bunch of us in the back. there were people from other networks. i was telling him about my hopes and dreams. >> in the back. >> we stop at a rest stop.
and he doesn't come back. he didn't come back. >> i'm right here. >> i was left with whatever. it was so weird. and it felt so real. >> abandonment issues. it's fine. i'll right here. >> she's never dreamt about me. >> maybe tonight. there's always the chance. >> a boy can dream. >> you know you wake up and you thought it really happened? but i'm not in kansas. >> guess it didn't. >> didn't really happen. >> dreams are kind of like that. >> let's talk about what you did last night. this was a really good cause. yes. >> i participated in a fund-raiser for the trevor project. >> very popular. >> it was a good time. >> look at that. >> they provide attention for lgbt. >> say that four times fast. >> suicide prevention. it was a good cause. >> like that. time for our game.
>> okay. >> waste no time. >> version of two of digging in. this time, we don't have popcorn. >> no. >> just going to ask questions. >> just questions. why don't you start off? >> question number one -- >> yes, a lot of people dream about me. >> we hear your real name isn't taye. >> it is a nickname. it comes from the name scott. people used to call me scott-aye. >> exactly. >> was in a annoying to you? >> no. i liked it. >> where did you start wearing the hat? >> when i lost all my hair. how about that? >> when was that? >> that was mid-30s. i didn't lose all my hair. but i'm very vain. and once it started receding i cut it all off. and i needed another -- i needed something to distract. >> you waited until you're 30s.
i started losing my hair in senior high school. >> your senior picture. you had on an afro. >> you didn't see the back. >> i was a reverse larry fine of "the three stooges." >> an afro in the front and thinning in the back? >> it started going here. >> stop. the nightmares. >> i just -- >> you know what i think? i think that bald is fine. it's kind of cool now. think when jordan was bald. >> look at that. in the back, it was like, hello. i could put a yarmulke in there and fill it up. >> i could see your scalp in the back. >> i love you even more now. >> number two. we know you have tattoos. we've seen some of them. how many do you have? >> i lost track. they're addicting. addictive. >> really? >> yeah. this whole arm is dedicated to my son.
i got stuff representing my mother. and i got one of you on my back. >> yeah, thank you. maybe that's what you should do in my dream. you left to get a tattoo. >> to get a tattoo in st. louis. >> do you have a favorite? >> the one of my son, he wro wrote -- something my son wrote. >> he wrote it and -- >> he took the tattoo and he -- he tattooed it on my -- >> can we see it? would it be a lot to see? >> it would be a lot. >> do you have a tattoo, al? >> no. >> i thought maybe we could learn something about you. >> this is about digging in, no rokering in. but the idea of the needle is such that i just couldn't even do it. >> me, too. >> it's still difficult. >> it hurts? >> yes, it does. >> but through the pain, there's beauty. >> yes. just like in your dreams. >> by the way, we should also -- your mom has been here the last
two days. and is just a lovely, lovely lady. and your sisters. >> my two sisters. christian and shalom. >> what great names. >> and she has like 18 kids, like me. >> yeah. >> just kidding. she has five. >> christian and shalom. and they gave you scott. what happened there? >> i changed it to taye, to fit in. >> this, we have in common. you described yourself as growing up as a nerd with taped eyeglasses, chi had, as well. from first grade. >> i'm still -- it's traumatic. >> really? >> sure. >> i embraced it. >> did you? >> yes. >> i could have learned from you. >> i went to the gym and started to get lots of tattoos. >> i didn't do that. >> both of you.
>> i -- you don't want to peak -- >> christy hamilton. >> you don't want to peak too soon. you didn't peak too soon. >> you have peaking to do. >> i sure do. >> do you sing in the shower? >> well. dreams and showers. what's going on today? >> just a question. >> i do. >> do you, taye? >> i sing in real life. >> this is why i brought it up. the folks at spotify have a play list that they deem perfect for you. the list includes, here's the first one -- ♪ tell me why >> neither would have a brush in the shower. >> good one. >> people like that. always reminding me. >> you can do the beard. >> "uptown girl" by billy joel. >> i don't know the words to this.
do you? ♪ ♪ back street guy >> here's the next one. "escape" the pina colada song. >> i never knew that one. >> it's too slow. >> what's yours? >> "philadelphia freedom." >> that's your go-to for everything. >> in fact, i play this song to time myself for my shower and my shave. it's 5:38 long. and i take a shower and a shave in 5:38. >> you better rock it out. >> that's cool. >> you better rock it out. let me get your bangs. >> exactly. you don't have a go-to song? >> all of the songs from the broadway shows i starred in. >> i was going to say. >> nobody. ♪ 600 minutes >> are you over that song? >> yeah. >> really? >> no. but yes, but no. the message is great. but you know, everybody always,
always wants me to sing it at karaoke. how many of us would go through life without being known for something that is so iconic and touches so many people? i understand why you may be tired of singing. but just knowing that you are associated with something that means so much to so many people. >> thank you for making me feel -- >> that's what i'm here for. >> i'm a bad person. >> i want you to be grateful. >> i am. i feel very blessed. >> just an old guy here. all i'm known for is, that's what's -- >> oh, don't go to local. what's that? you, on the other hand, a song that people -- jimmy kimmel. we love jimmy. >> this is good. >> every year, he does something as a prank. he issued a father's day challenge to sneak up on their dads and yell, i love you, dad.
>> i love you, dad. >> love you, dad. >> dad, i love you. >> i love you, dad. >> you [ bleep ] kidding me. >> dad, i love you. >> i love you, dad. [ laughter ] >> i love you, dad. >> happy father's day, jimmy. >> oh. >> these are my favorites. >> oh. >> that is was spectacular. jimmy kimmel. >> that's my favorite. >> our producer, gavin -- >> he tried to get you this morning. >> wait. we were rolling on this? >> i think we were. in for real. >> i love you, al. [ laughter ]
>> nothing. >> i'll not your son. your father. not your tad. and i could see you. >> you didn't even move. >> no. >> you're a best to. you're a vampire. >> gavin's parents are here today. where are your folks, gavin? >> they're downstairs. they got a little lost. >> let them upstairs. >> what a good son you are. what a spectacular son. >> during the commercial break, let's go get them. >> weren't home for father's day and now this. he was at a bachelor's party. >> making everybody feel good this morning. we'll take you live to where the royals are making their the royals are making their grand entrance at one ofople ark in very old habits of using toothpaste to clean a denture. but dentures are very different to real teeth. they're about 10x softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can grow and multiply.
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and gavin found his parents, mona and jay, right there. very cute. >> there you go. >> they found you. >> you guys have created a beautiful human being in gavin. we love gavin. >> thank you. >> gavin is normally -- and now -- >> this is great. gavin is scared now. >> so nervous about what they might say. not giving her the mic again. that was it. >> let dad hold the mic. >> what's the worst thing that gavin's ever done? >> what's the worst thing? >> when he was a kid. did he do anything bad? >> that one, i can't talk about. >> oh. >> you don't want to know that, al. you don't want to know that. >> gavin is such a rebel. >> from a pain in the ascot, we're talking about a 2017 royal ascot race in the u.k. >> this is a big deal. five-day horse racing festival in england. >> here's the deal, the queen and her family have arrived at the race course in a horse-drawn
carriage. people love this. prince william, duke of cambridge. kate middleton, the duchess of cambridge. you can imagine for them, this is a big deal. there's big parties. lots of champagne, i hear. and we're looking at the queen. there's all sorts of funny bets made on the race every year. they have the following odds. here's one. how about the color of her hat. people bet on that. most said yellow. 2-1. she wore lime green, instead. >> sol me of the dos and don'ts men should wear a top hat and a suit. >> i like that. don't you think so? >> i like a dress coat every once in a while. >> i feel like someone should throw a party where you can wear a top hat just because. >> women can't wear strapless dressing or anything like that.
royal ascot coverage begins today. 8:30 a.m. eastern through saturday on nbcsn. >> that's a good get. a big one. there you go. i'm doing weather now? all right. i wondered if they -- what do they play as, like -- >> you are looking at jyosef, a if he knows. >> let's look at what we got. the possibility of our first tropical -- those are today's highs. tropical storm sindcindy. a lot of rain will be coming with this thing. over an area that has saturated ground. 8 to 12 inches of rain in the last couple of weeks. and look at what they're going to be looking at. another 8 to 12 inches of rain. there can be serious flooding from central louisiana right on into parts of the pan hand. and record heat out west.
good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. grab your sunglasses and leave the umbrella at home. we have sunshine today. that will lead to a warm last day of spring, but as the temperature goes up, the humidity will be falling. the wind kicks in. those winds out of the west gusting to 25 miles an hour this afternoon. low 80s for the lehigh valley. sunshine and 86 degrees for delaware. and new jersey warms up to 85 degrees. even warm at the shore into the low 80s. and bright, sun ini skies for the suburbs in philadelphia, too. have a great day. >> that's your latest weather. six small meals or three normal ones? madeline fe
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good morning, i'm vai sikahema, it's warming up nicely outside. let's get to bill henley with the most accurate neighborhood forecast. bill? up to 76 degrees in philadelphia. and look at the sunshine in easton. we went on the air at 4:30 with a few showers in the lehigh valley that are long gone. and showers at the shore in eastern delaware, they have cleared out nicely with sunshine for the rest of the day and the entire area. we are starting up to 10 miles an hour for winds this morning in allentown. that's the dry air rushing into the area to bring the humidity down. even as temperatures climb, we're warming into the middle 80s this afternoon. thank you, bill. jessica boyington is looking at 295 in south jersey. >> we are watching some delays right now from the northbound side.
that's because they are going to crash up ahead. so northbound just past route 168, that's from camarillo here. that's traffic moving to trenton, you'll see the delays there. you can see traffic is touch and go right now. also watching another crash in horsham near witmer road and dresher drive. and ten women and two men were chosen yesterday to sit on the jury. the district attorney seth williams is guilty bg or being tried for taking gifts in exchange for favors. and bill cosby's hearing is schedule in norristown. several media outlets have asked the names to be released. the montgomery district attorney wants the names to be kept secret as he works to retry the list. and cosby's lawyers don't want the names public either.
♪ you know our next guest must be special because we pulled out our wrestling ring. you may remember the female wrestling show "glow," that stands for gorgeous ladies of wrestling. >> that was the inspiration behind netflix's newest series. the biggest star of all, senda. >> allison's character is pitching her wrestling moves to her boss, sam. >> i've been working on the opening moves called the hammer and sickle. i'll show you.
the hammer, i start with a body slam. i get you here. and i got you in head lock. oh. you get up. you think you got me. and i come back around, with the soon-to-be famous rough toilet paper. >> how do you practice that? how do you practice that by yourself? >> it was fun to practice that alone, in my room. >> what is she doing there? >> doing the rough toilet paper. no big deal. >> all the parts. she will wrestle herself. >> you're fans of the show. you're probably too young to remember it. >> far too young. >> yeah. >> especially mark. we all missed the show originally. but as soon as any of us heard about this show that they were making, we started googling it immediately. if you watch the original show, it is out there. these women wrestled and did
sketch comedy and wrapped. >> the age-old trio of rap, wrestling and sketch comedy. it's a youtube rabbit hole that's worth going down. >> i found myself doing it this morning. >> how i knew about my character is he was down and out. down on his luck. had problems with women. had a cocaine problem. i'm like, i know this guy. i used to be that guy in the '80s. this isn't going to be a stretch for me. >> what is it about the show that captivated people in the '80s? it was amazing. >> i think for a lot of young girls, it was exciting to see women wrestling on tv. wrestling was huge in the '80s. with hulk hogan and a lot of male wrestlers. women and young girls got to see women doing it, this thing that men do. >> and young men get to watch women doing it. >> yes. both sides of it. men had their take on it. but i ams think, it had that cool and empowering element.
>> now, currently, did you have to train with wrestlers? what does that like? >> chavo guerrero jr. was our wrestling coach. and he trained us for a little over a month before we started shooting. >> he kept it legit. if there was a question if the wrestling will be right for wrestling fans, he would make it right. >> and for the period, too. we would come in with moves and he would say, that move was not invented until '93. >> that's new stuff. >> what's the biggest challenge? >> the biggest? >> the working with me, i think is difficult. >> that's what they were saying before the show. >> i was going to say keeping a clean bikini line. our leotards were so high-cut. good morning. >> i had a hard time. i started to feel bad for them because the amount of readjusting they had to do on a
minute-to-minute level, with the outfits they were wearing. there was constant adjusting. things pushed back in. >> he was like, that looks awful. that looks terrible. >> you have -- you have a move you can show us? is there a move? >> yeah. there's a couple moves. >> we have a ring. we might as well use it. >> al, get up here. >> yes. >> going to demonstrate. i'm going to flip him over. a little -- >> you got to sell it. a knee. >> pretend you have long, long hair and i'm pulling it back. >> that's good. >> spin this around back here. >> oh. >> love it. >> good. >> pretty good. >> yeah. now, do me. >> we need -- >> a full body slam. i don't think this is what wrestling is. >> stop it. stop it. >> okay. >> actually.
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now, to the story of a dad who is the personification of the word hero. >> he has worked timelessly to help families with seriously ill children. >> since this dad is always doing the giving, we wanted to turn the tables and treat him to a special surprise. for joe mcdonagh, there was only one thing he ever wanted to be, a father. >> my goal in life was to be a dad. it didn't matter to me what job i had. how much money i had. i couldn't wait to be a dad. >> when his wife, chris, gave birth to their daughter, ally and then, andrew, joe felt his mission in life had been
fulfilled. >> my dad is on the sidelines at soccer games. win or lose, he was there with a hug. >> reporter: but in 2007, when andrew was just 14 years old, the unthinkable happened. >> he had a high school dance on friday. and on saturday, he helped his travel soccer team win a pennsylvania state championship. and two days later, we thought andrew had the flu or appendicitis. as that day unfold ed, andrew ws diagnosed with leukemia. >> reporter: six months after his diagnosis, andrew was gone. >> it's tough coming in here. >> reporter: that's when joe took up his next mission in life, with the help of wife, chris, he founded the be-positive foundation, a nonprofit who helps families with children of cancer. it's always making the best of the worst situations. >> it was important to us to support both ends. the treatment of childhood
cancer, as well as the more immediate short-term financial assistance to families going through it. >> reporter: joe left his job to run the foundation full-time. today, b positive helps families and patients in 200 hospitals around the nation. offering assistance and connecting patients with clinical trials. among those joe has helped, andrew and helen weiss. their daughter, hayden, was dryinged with cancer at age 3. >> what you get is the personalized experience. >> any family receives the news their child has cancer, it's a very lonely feeling. joe has made it less lonely for us. he's almost like extended family. >> reporter: today, hayden's prognosis is good. she calls joe her uncle joe.
and joe considers her among his hundreds of surrogate kids. >> i feel like they're my kids. i laugh with them and i cry with the families. >> reporter: we thought, who better than little hayden to help us give a surprise to the man who never takes time for himself. >> uncle joe. >> it gives us great pleasure to be able to give you this letter. >> dear, joe. for years, you've been the one to do the giving, especially when it comes to the b positive foundation. we thought it was time for the tables to turn and for someone to give something to you. a once-in-a-lifetime trip to alaska. >> what? >> oh. >> can i put you in my suitcase. >> reporter: joel told us he never takes a day off. but we're hoping that thanks to the travel donation by cruising store.com and celebrity cruises, he will find time to unwind, when he sets sale on a week-long
cruise to alaska, a state he always dreamed of visiting. he says paying it forward to other kids is what being andrew's dad is all about. >> we're going to try to help these families and try to fund research. i'm confident that andrew is smiling down proudly. >> wonderful work. >> the b positive foundation is expected to raise $4.5 million and help 2,500 families. joe, his wife, chris and daughter, ally, they're going on a cruise to alaska, thanks to cruising store.com and celebrity cruises. >> what a great story. let's check your weather. we've been talking about the heat out west. phoenix is all-time record, 122. they will probably get to 120. they may hit 122. and the airlines start cancelling flights because the air is so thin when it gets that hot. you didn't get the proper lift.
flights may get canceled. we'll have to keep an eye on that. rest of the country, we have watching what could become tropical storm cindy. a big threat on the gulf coast. pacific northwest looking nice, as well. for tomorrow, miles an hour of the heavy rain causing flooding in the lower mississippi river valley. dangerous heat in the southwest and central california. sunshine, the pacific northwest, showers through the southeast, alalong that stationary l fr good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. grab your sunglasses and leave the umbrella at home. we have sunshine today. and that will lead to a warm day, the warm last day of spring. but as temperatures go up, the humidity will be falling. the wind kicks in. the winds out of the west gusting to 25 miles an hour this afternoon. low 80s for the lehigh valley. sunshine and 86 degrees for delaware. and new jersey warms up to 85 degrees. even warm at the shore into the low 80s. and bright, sunny skies for the
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>> in terms of value, performance, safety, and family-friendly features. >> excellent. >> what's the first one? >> the first one is best minivan. it is chrysler pa spacifica. >> chrysler invented the minivan. but they're back in a big way with an upgrade to styling. and you can fit eight people in -- >> eight? >> yes. eight people. and they have an automatic noise cancellation system. it keeps the cabin quiet. >> you can't hear your kids. >> we can put something down so they can have a good time. family wagon. >> family wagon. this is going to be our subaru outback. we love the wagon. this is designed for offroading, family adventure. they have an upgrade in style this year with plush seating and the cool touchscreen technologies that kids love them. mom and dad love them. but there's an upgrade. a safety upgrade that "parents"
magazine loves. it's called the eyesight safety system. it has automatic rear breaking. this can be a life-saver. if you have a pet or a child walks behind your car -- >> talk about budget. is that important? >> i love this category. >> budget-friendly family car. >> kia. sol. >> work it out. >> $16,100 for this budget car. it seats five. >> $16? >> 16,000. is that what i did? >> no. i'm just kidding. >> i never heard anybody say work it out. >> this is a little different. >> it's got this budget car. five people. a six-speaker audio system. xm radio built into the car. >> how about eco-friendly vehicle. >> okay. talking about the chevrolet bolt ez. >> can everybody fit in there? >> you can. this is about $30,000. that's after a $7,500 federal
tax credit you can take. in one charge, this car can go 238 miles on one charge. it can connect seven devices at one time. >> right. >> and the base model comes with its own 4g lte wi-fi hot spot. >> we saved the best for last. but a lot of people want to know about the suv. >> the suv. >> i do. >> so do i. and toyota highlander was a close call this year. toyota highlander. this, you can put all your crew in there. and there's plenty of room in the back for the backpacks and the hockey sticks. edmunds loved it because it has a lot of vroom. "parents" magazine loved it because of the safety package. >> okay. >> it has an automobile collision avoidance system and a pedestrian detection safety
feature. so -- >> nice. >> safety first. >> what about tvs in the back? >> you can put tvs in the back. no tvs in the front. no tvs in the front. >> we must pay attention. liz, thank you very much. for more on the best family cars of 2017 list, check out the july issue of "parents" magazine. back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. ♪
good morning, i'm vai sikahema. it's warming up nicely, just about 10:00. let's go to bill henley with the most accurate neighborhood forecast. bill? what a nice turn-around from the storms yesterday to bright blue sky and humidity coming down for philadelphia. wilmington, plenty of sunshine. it will be a great day in the city of wilmington and at the shore. it is starting to get crowded on cape made. it will warm up, even the shore will reach into the 80s this afternoon. right now 78 degrees in philadelphia and wilmington. redding, 75 degrees.
it's just a little bit cooler in wildwood. thank you, jessica boyington, good morning to you. >> we're cooling down on 95. earlier we had massive delays about an hour ago. now we are back down to a normal drive time. you can see everybody on the southbound side through cottman avenue. 21 minutes from woodhaven road to the vine. speeds are climbing back up now into the 30s. we are also watching out for some storm damage from last night's storm. there's a downed tree on rose tree road closed between sandy bank road and crem creek road. and wild video surfaced appearing to show a police officer punching a man in the face. this video was posted on the social media showing the altercation at the top of the screen. it's important to note we don't know what happened leading up to the punch. the officer will remain on duty. and happening tonight, charlie, the "today" show's puppy with a purpose visited citizens bank park. he trained to become a service dog. charlie will meet with the fans,
>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> it is booze day tuesday, everybody. last day of spring. >> tomorrow is summer. >> today is hoda's favorite day. that's unpredictable. >> we have a lot to talk about. we're going to share a story of a woman who got a diagnosis from a doctor and realized later it was a misdiagnosis and just the roller coaster ride she went on. we're also going t