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central florida this weekend. brett: we're breaking it down at the fairgrounds with the funnel cakes and the ferris wheel, guys? 50 thank you. look for more news any time inside the wesh 2 mobile ap. ted: we'll see you back for sunrise starting at 4:30 a.m. good morning. vitriol and vulgarity. the republican race reaches new lows during last night's debate. >> he hit my hands. nobody has ever hit my hands. look at those hands. are those small hands? >> is this any way to elect a president? mi romney is here this morning to talk about that and his
current front runner. >> donald trump is a phony, a fraud. >> our exclusive interview with the man who some say wants to be the the savior for the republicans. winter's last gasp? rain, snow and a slippery commute for millions. al says a big warmup is on the way. heading to the jury. closing arguments getting underway this morning at erin andrews' civil trial. did she prove that she's been damaged to the tune of $75 million? appealing to the lazy? another packaging debacle for whole foods. this time, for selling pre-peeled oranges in plastic containers. the outrage forcing the grocer to apologize and go back to selling oranges the natural day
bc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> i'm not sure i get the whole foods controversy but i get the controversy in the republican party. >> i did buy the pre-sliced cantaloupe. new lows in the republican race. donald trump facing fire from his fellow candidates and mitt romney. governor romney is with us in our studio exclusively. we'll talk to him in a moment. let's start with peter alexander. here's here to break down last night's debate. >> donald trump fended off his rivals and the moderators who challenged his inconsistent positions from the past. this debate was silly, even
taunts, accusations, including one we in the media can't fact check. >> reporter: the blows kept getting lower. >> you're the liar. >> reporter: the show down at motown, coming down to hand to hand combat. >> are those small hands? he referred to my hands, they're small. something else must be small. i guarantee you, there's no problem. i guarantee you. >> reporter: donald trump ripping down his opponents to size. >> this little guy. >> reporter: hit from both sides but pivoting to the likely opponent this fall. >> thank you. >> reporter: i have not started on hillary yet. believe me, i will. >> reporter: making nice with the moderator. >> looking good, megyn. >> >> moving to the middle. >> i'm changing it and softening
>> reporter: marco rubio and ted cruz not softening their attacks on the front rumper's er runner's failed business dealers, like trump university. >> if we nominate donald, we'll spend the spring, summer with the nominee facing a fraud trial. >> oh, stop it. it's a minor case. >> with hillary clinton saying, why didn't you give -- >> it's a minor case. >> he's trying to con the people into getting their vote like he conned these people. >> senator marco rubio is the real con artist. >> reporter: with only john kasich sticking to an uplifting message. >> why don't we come together as a country, respect one another, love one another and lift the country? >> reporter: insisting he'll stay through the race through ohio. >> we're heading up north, to my turf. >> reporter: hour's earlier, the 2012 nominee unleashed an unprecedented attack on the 2016
>> donald trump sa is a phony, a fraud. his promises are as worthless as a degree from trump university. >> reporter: undercutting his key credential. >> you say, wait, isn't he a huge business success? nobody is talking about it. no, he isn't. >> reporter: the stop trump movement may have been stopped in its tracks with trump's rivals all pledging to back him if he's the nominee. even as they continue to challenge trump. >> donald has a tenuous relationship with the truth. >> that is not what you said in the op-ed. >> donald, i know it's hard to not interrupt but try. broout, breathe, breathe. >> when they're done with the yoga, can i answer a question? >> you cannot. >> i hope we don't sio ga ee yoga on the stage. >> he's very flexible. never know.
march 15th and we'll likely learn whether donald trump will be able to secure the nomination or if the republican race is headed to a contested convention. that is a scenario mitt romney seemed to push for, urging people to support cruz and kasich. nobody could stop party leader's names from adding mitt romney's name. >> mitt romney is now with us exclusively. thank you for joining us. >> thank you, matt. >> you are either a trader who proves that the establishment of the republican party is so afraid they can't control donald trump, that they'll do anything to stop it, or you're a hero who has finally put the race into perspective. to the people who think you're a hero, they're asking a question, and that is, why did you wait so long? tell me about the timing. >> well, i've wanted to be involved in the campaign, if you will, as a bit of a referee.
be able to call them and see if i can't keep people guided on the path to becoming our next president. but the time came when donald trump's outrage had reached such a level that i simply had to speech out. you get to the point where you say, your grandkids will say to you, papa, what did you do to stop donald trump? i had to get out and speech. >> experts are calling this an unprecedented event in modern political history in this country. a former nominee of a party, in a scathing takedown of the favorite to be the next nominee. this isn't a typical front runner. he's survived moments in this campaign that would have derailed anybody else. do you think your speech will matter? >> i don't know if it will or not. but i know i couldn't stand silent anymore. you can't have anyone whose policies are so far from the views of my party become our nominee. and someone who has demonstrated over time he doesn't have the temperament or the personal qualities to be a great president.
the country, for working americans. you attacked him on his economic policies, foreign policies, personality, which you call his third grade antics. here's a quote. you say, isn't he a huge business success that knows what he's talking about? no, he isn't. no, he doesn't. bankruptcies crushed small businesses and the men and women who worked for them. he inherited his business. he didn't create it. i'll take you back four years. listen to this. >> donald trump has shown an extraordinary ability to understand how our economy works, to create jobs for the american people. i spent my life in the private sector, not as successful as this guy, but successful nonetheless. donald trump and mitt romney. >> he's made a lot of money but hasn't been uniformly successful and is far from a genius. trump mortgage. trump university.
one after the other, failure after failure. just because he's made a lot of money, one, you don't measure your life on how much money you've made, but it doesn't mean his economic policies are right for america. >> the people that are angry at you this morning, governor romney, are saying, wait a second, he willingly welcomed the endorsement of donald trump, though he was knee-deep in the berther movement and made other comments. why go 180 degrees on the guy now? >> i was seeking his endorsement and now he's seeking mine. a lot of people that endorse me, i wouldn't endorse for president. a lot has happened in the last year. had i heard him say the things i had now, i wouldn't have welcomed his endorsement. when he calls george w. bush a liar. when he says putin is a strong and powerful leader, popular with his lead people. when he attacked a reporter.
>> did you beg him for his endorsement four years ago? >> i was happy to have his endorsement. i was looking for as many as i could possibly have. when it comes to who i would support for president, there are folks who endorse me that i wouldn't want to see as president. >> you said if the other candidates can find common ground, i believe we can find a person who can win the general election and who will represent the values of the party. given the process, this means i would vote for marco rubio in florida. for john kasich in ohio. and for ted cruz or which ever of the contenders has the best chance for beating trump in other states. >> you're calling for a suppress donald trump movement that will lead to cleveland and a convention. >> i'm going to do everything we can to make sure we don't nominate donald trump.
has the temperament to be president. i want to see one of the other three to be the nominee. after march 15th, i think you'll see it narrowed to one or two contenders opposing donald trump and i intend to support one of them. >> leading up, you want marco rubio and ted cruz to back up and led john kasich win ohio. do you want them to back off to let rubio win florida? if we get to cleveland and a contested convention, how do the million of voters, some of whom have come to the process of the party for the first time because of donald trump, how will they feel to have the establishment wing of the party pull the rug out from under it? >> a lot of people, establishment or not, agree with me that donald trump should not be president of the united states and don't want to see him become the republican nominee. now, it's about 65% of republicans who would like someone else. that's the way politics works. you fight for the people you support.
process is your nominee. >> you didn't endorse anybody yesterday. that's angered people. it can't be about anybody but trump. why didn't you endorse? >> three people on the stage endorsed me and are friends. actually four, including trump. >> is he a friend of yours? >> we get along. i doubt we'll spend a lot of time together now, but we're going to see on march 15th, i think, a narrowing of the field. a that point, i wouldn't be surprised if i endorse one of the guys. >> not endorsing someone now, governor, have you left the door open just wide enough for you to horse? do you want to be considered as an alternative to save this party if it gets down to a contested convention in july? >> no, no. the people who can save this party are ted cruz, marco rubio or john kasich. we're going to get a sense within a few days of who that person might be. i'm going to be supporting that person and doing everything i can to make sure they become the
>> i'm going to be a little stubborn on this. under any circumstances, governor, if large numbers of people in the establishment wing of the republican party come to say and say, mitt, you can save the day, under any circumstances, would you be a part of this presidential race as a candidate? >> there are no circumstances i can foresee where that would possibly happen. let me say something else. >> i can foresee. >> no reasonable scenario i can imagine. >> just slam the door on it. close the door. unammious biguous unambiguous, i will not run for president. >> i won't run for president. there are mainstream republicans who believe in conservative values. whether established or not, people around the political world have watched what's going on. what's happening with donald trump, people are angry, as they should be, but he's channelling the anger in a way that won't help americans. we need to create good jobs for
>> the tone of the race. candidates call each other losers, liars, sweaters, chokers. they've made of each other's appearance, the size of their ears, the size of their hands. you read between the lines. is there one person running on the republican side, in your opinion, who has been the biggest adult and the most presidential? >> well, it's very clear to point to the person who has been the smallest adult, and that's donald trump. he's taken -- >> how about the other way? >> i'll go both ways. personal attributes and made fun of people throughout the campaign. some of the candidates say, i have to return fire. last night he pointed at marco rubio saying, little marco. little marco. this is a new low in presidential politics. it's wrong. i think john kasich is saying, i'm not going to do that. recognize that if you want to become the nominee, you've got to prosecute the opposition as well as lift yourself. >> would you vote for hillary
opposed to voting for donald trump? >> well, i wouldn't vote for donald trump, and i wouldn't vote for hillary clinton. i intend to vote for our nominee and i expect that nominee to be a real conservative and republican. >> mitt romney, i appreciate you coming in this morning. >> thank you, matt. good to be with you. >> let's go to savannah. >> i have nicolle wallace, a communications director for george w. bush. >> governor romney made this speech. we've heard him a few minutes ago. if you don't like donald trump, i imagine it was ka that are i imagine it was ka that are r great to hear that. do you think it was persuasive to someone who does support trump? >> a piece was in the wall street journal about how the republican party is broken. the establishment split with the base of our party. she makes the point that you can get a new establishment. you cannot get a new base of the party. we are at a moment where, i think, it's very perilous to
choice of hundreds of thousands of republican primary goers. it was a brave speech, to go out and make a speech like that after people have started to vote and to be against someone without somebody for someone takes political courage. romney is respected by many republicans. i think he was maybe speaking to the decided. the people decided they could never support trump will be cheered by his words, but i don't think he got through to the people who are inspired and animated by trump. >> there are still a lot of voting left so we'll see how republican primary voters come down. no question donald trump is a front runner now. let's talk about the debate. does it move the needle? does it matter anymore? >> i don't think it reshuffles the order of how the races will come down. but we need a new rule. when there is a reference to the size of body parts, they need to defer to john kasich. talk about someone watching with their 12-year-old daughter, cringing through the whole
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we'll call you. >> that's right. the phone starts ringing right around now. >> exactly. >> inside studio 1a, here's a look at the stories making headlines. millions of people are waking up to what could be the last winter storm of the season. rain and light snow from north carolina up to the northeast. going to get al's forecast just ahead. it was a fiery debate in detroit last night for the republican presidential candidates. cruz and rubio stepped up their efforts to take down the front runner trump. the big news, trump defending the size of his hands. he kept talking about them to nbc news in the post-debate room. >> the hands and -- >> see how beautiful my hands are? those are powerful hands. hit a golf club 285 yards. i was proud to hold my hands up. these are politicians. they say things and make things up. you know, you have to clear up the record.
suggesting hillary clinton was the real winner of the debate. she sent out memes mocking her rivals. including one asking, how many more of these do we have to sit through? something else that came up at the debate. mitt romney's speech labeling trump as unfit for offer and a danger to the gop and the nation. mitt romney was with us in our last half hour and asked him why he waited so long to get involved in the race. >> i wanted to be involved in the campaign, if you will, as a bit of a referee. when there were foul balls, be able to call them and see if i can keep people guided on the path to becoming our next president. the time came when donald trump's outrage had reached such a level that i simply had to speech out. >> romney said he'll do everything in normal political bounds to stop trump from being nominated. we have a lot to talk about with our next guest, senator marco rubio. good to see you, sir. >> good morning.
have it, calling him a con artist, calling him a fraud, saying he doesn't really know much about foreign policy and seems uncurious to learn. something happened at the end of the debate. you rose your hand and said, yes, if he's the nominee, you will support him. how do you square those things? >> i get that. it's the quandary we're in. we as republicans feel that hillary clinton would be a disaster to the country. that's how bad she is. i would look at that as a reflection of how bad she is, not as good trump is. that's what i want to avoid. i don't want us to nominee someone that people have to be asked this question about all the time. if this was anyone else, any other candidate that ran for president this year was in the position that trump is today, the question would not be coming up. there's a reason the question is asked. there is a significant percentage of people in our party that would never vote for him. he's vulgar but also has no policy ideas.
either dangerous or un-serious. we're in a bad spot. >> when push came to shove, you said you'd go to the ballot box and vote for donald trump. >> yeah, i know. look, i'm not voting for hillary clinton. i get it. look, i understand your question. it's not -- this is the tough spot i want us to avoid. i don't want us to have a nominee that people have to settle for or make excuses for why they voted. the only way to avoid that is unify around a campaign like mine, because i can bring the party together and grow it. we're not going to be able to do that under donald trump. we'll be asked this question in october. if this is the mood in october, we'll lose to hillary clinton. that's why he does poorly against her in the polling. >> mitt romney endorsed a strategy, not a candidate yesterday. he said, do anything to stop trump. rubio in florida. kasich in ohio. cruz anywhere you think he'll be the winner. is that your strategy too right
are you saying, the best i'll be able to do at this point is get it to a contested convention, where we can settle it there? >> no. look, my strategy is vote for me in florida but vote for me everywhere else, too. i want people to vote for me everywhere else. this is not about a contested election, per se. no one is aiming toward that. the reality of it if you look at the delegate masses, if things continue the way they are now, and they may not, but if they continue the way they are, it'll be hard for anyone on the ballot to get to 1,237 delegates. that doesn't mean a brokered convention. you could have someone that really gains steam down the stretch here and has a large number of delegates and brings everyone together who agrees. this is an unusual race. there's anxiety in the country. donald trump has taken advantage of that to try to pull off the scam job, where he's portraying himself as something he's not.
vulgarness into the campaign that we've never seen before. >> in the debate last night, there was a lot of talk about the size of hands and what that correlates to. i know donald trump is no stranger to an insult, but after all, in fairness, senator rubio, you are the one who introduced this particular insult into our political discourse. are you sorry you went there? >> oh, please, donald trump has spent a year doing this on a regular basis. in fact, there is not a speech or debate that donald trump does that he doesn't personally offend or try to offend somebody. i said something one time to a guy who needs to be stood up to. by the way, in response to an attack against me. i didn't do it last night. i didn't do it repeatedly. it happened one time because the guy is a rhetorical bully. he mocks the disabled, makes fun of minorities and women, makes fun of journalists, his other candidates. even last night, he was asked about foreign policy. his response was a personal attack against me. this is going to be the nominee of the republican party and the
i mean, what we has done, he's turned the most important election in a generation into a circus and a freak show. i want that to end, and i'll continue to work for that to end. >> senator rubio, can hear it in your voice, late night, early morning, thank you for your time. we appreciate zblit it. >> thank you. >> all these guys must be tired. it's a long process. let's get a check of the weather from al. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by edward jones. where attention and sound advice is a big deal. >> we're looking for a change in our republican sit our temperature situation that may spell the end of the winter storm. chilly over the northeast and great lakes. today, temperatures will be 5 to 15 degrees below average from jacksonville up to chicago and out to new york and into new england. saturday, the warm air is coming. one more day of cooler than normal temperatures in the northeast.
the east. by sunday, cleveland is up to 45. ind memphis, 69. monday, new york city, 58. 67 in louisville. as we get further into the week, we'll be looking at warmer temperatures into the northeast and mid-atlantic states, as amy: good morning. we are dealing with clouds early today and the rain part of a cold front that is sliding through. we will >> that's your latest weather. matt? >> al, thank you very much. closing arguments getting underway this morning in the $75
sports reporter erin andrews over the leaked video secretly recorded at a nashville hotel. morgan radford has been covering the trial for us. good morning. >> good morning, matt. the jury could get this case as early as today, at which point, they have to decide whether, in fact, the hotel shares the blame for the secretly recorded stalker video, to whether andrews has suffered and, three, whether it was worth a potential $75 million. >> reporter: today, the last chance for erin andrews' legal team to convince the jury that her stalker video left her emotionally damaged. >> erin andrews has suffered and continues to suffer serious mental injury and horrible mental anguish and emotional distress. >> reporter: the defense argues if that is the case, it hasn't hurt her career. >> would you agree with me that her career is not -- now thriving? >> yes.
testified by video, so the defense could try to prove that andrews hasn't been so damaged that she can't work. >> how does she rate, as far as the various sideline reporters you've worked with in your career, among the best? >> yes. >> if not the best? >> yes. >> that was true before the incident in 2009? >> yes. >> how about after the incident? >> yes. >> reporter: that's why the defense says the hotel shouldn't have to pay. >> emotional stress without physical injury cannot state a claim. >> reporter: especially, they argue, since the front desk clerk who checked in andrews' stalker, michael barrett, says she didn't give him andrews' rook number. >> i would not give that information out. >> reporter: andrews' lawyers say the hotel gave out the rook number, allowing barrett to shoot the video. something andrews says she will never get over. >> i know i'm not fine. i think about it every day. >> the jury is given gidlines s
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back at 7:44 with a key player in the trial of the century speaking out. >> the fx mini series "the people versus o.j. simpson" is sparking interest in the two decade old case. josh sat down with prosecutor marcia clark to talk about the show, the trial and what still haunts her to this day. >> what do you want me to do, o.j.? >> are you watching the mini series? >> i am. i didn't think i was going to, to be honest with you. i didn't think i could bear it, the reliving of the nightmare. >> i'm marcia clark. >> i think she's a genius, and i've always been a fan of hers. i watched it, and it's really good. >> do you have enough evidence to convict o.j. simpson. >> of course we do. >> reporter: back in 1994, when the murders occurred, clark had no idea what she was getting into. beginning when one of the detectives first mentioned the prime suspect. >> he goes, you know who it is? o.j. simpson. >> who is that?
>> wasn't a big football fan. i know who he is now. >> i have o.j. in the car. >> reporter: clark had been assigned the case when simpson led police on the infamous slow-speed chase. she says she quickly sensed prosecuting him would not be easy. >> i saw the people by the side of the road cheering. i thought, oh, my god. this is not good. and it gave me a full on view of what we were up against. >>discretion, take him down if you have to. >> reporter: simpson was arrested and charged for double murder. >> how do you plead for counts one and two? >> i plead 100% not guilty. >> reporter: kris jenner, nicole brown simpson's best friend, suspected simpson was guilty, especially after nicole told her a shocking secret weeks before the murders. >> things are really bad between
kill me, and he's going to get away with it. >> reporter: at trial, clark says she couldn't call jenner to testify because her story was hearsay. still, prosecutors felt they had a slam dunk case. based on blood and dna evidence. >> the blood draw you see here, marked with the item number 112, matches the defendant. >> reporter: the case was also about race. simpson's attorney, johnny cochran, would be able to undermine the state's evidence with a simple but memorable line. >> if it doesn't fit, you must acquit. >> reporter: then after eight long months -- >> we the jury in the above entitled action find the defendant not guilty of the crime of murder. >> do you blame yourself for this? >> i always do. i do. it was physically painful. it was not justice. >> reporter: nbc news, los angeles.
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joins us live for the first time in about a decade to talk fame, family and facing the future. and a legend is in the house. first lady of country music, loretta lynn celebrates a brand-new album with a live performance of one of her classics today. friday, march 4th, 2016. i don't like it, i love it >> good morning! >> louisiana loves "today". >> all the way from mississippi, celebrating our eight-year anniversary. >> today is my birthday. #60 in the city. >> celebrating my 11th birthday. love you, dad. >> celebrating our sweet 16 in new york city. i don't like it, i love it
8:00 on a friday morning. it's the 4th day of march, 2016. we've got some snow falling in new york city and many parts of the east coast. a little wind. not too bad. i have to say, it'll end pretty soon. >> that's right. just a bad memory. >> can i just say, not often do we say, let's get out our pictures s pick cameras and take a picture with a guest on the show. today, loretta lynn is here and we'll get our pictures. we have news about wrangler. >> a year has gone by since we rolled out the red carpet for wrangler, puppy with a purpose. wrangler will be leaving us and going to his next step in his guide dog training. that's next friday. wrangler will spend six months with a formal guide trainer and
the person he'll go on to help. >> wrangler, please write. >> he's trying to catch a snowflake on his nose. >> it's all for a great cause. that helps. >> yes, it does. >> natalie laz a has a check of the top stories. >> we're going to miss wrangler. the republican presidential campaign heads into a crucial stretch after a prime time debate that turned into a brawl. mitt romney in an exclusive "today" interview answered questions about entering the race himself. hallie jackson is in detroit for us. good morning. >> good morning, natalie. this showdown in motown proving just how split the republican party is. donald trump pushed on his past positions as the front runner, faced all the fire. >> reporter: even after 11 gop debates, this moment, unprecedented. >> and he referred to my hands. they're small. something else must be small.
i guarantee. >> reporter: donald trump below the belt and under fire from all sides. >> breathe. breathe. >> when they're done with yoga, can i answer a question? >> you cannot. >> he's very flexible so you never know. >> reporter: trump targeted even before he took the stage by former republican nominee mitt romney. >> his promises are as worthless as a degree from trump university. >> reporter: romney telling matt -- >> i'm going to do everything within the normal political bounds to make sure we don't nominate donald trump. i think he'd be terribly unfit for office. he doesn't have the temperament to be president. >> reporter: this morning, romney insisting to matt he wouldn't consider stepping in if the race came down to a contested convention, but not completely closing the door. >> there are no circumstances i can foresee where that would possibly happen. >> reporter: the stop trump movement extending to the debate stage. marco rubio and ted cruz taking aim. >> he's trying to con people into giving them their vote,
into giving them their money. >> let me ask the voters at home. is this the debate you want playing out in the general election? >> reporter: john kasich looking to stay above the fray. >> let's stop fighting. >> reporter: even after all the fighting -- >> don't worry about it, little marco. >> reporter: all the candidates answering the same when asked, would you support the nominee? >> i will support whoever is the nominee for president. >> yes because i gave my word. >> i'd support donald to be the nominee. >> the answer is, yes, i will. >> rubio was telling savannah his morning his willingness to support trump reflects how bad he believes hillary clinton would be as president. romney says he may endorse rubio or cruz or kasich but hinted it probably won't come until after the march 15th primary. >> hallie jackson? in detroit, thank you.
leaving washington right after they leave the white house. the president said they'll probably stay in d.c. for a couple years so his younger daughter can finish high school there. she's a 14-year-old freshman. big sister should be off to college when the president's term ends. they also own a house in chicago. bobbi kristina brown died as a result of her face being immersed in water a i long with drug intoxication. she was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her atlanta area home last year and died in hospice care in july. a medical examiner says marijuana and alcohol were involved, along the medications used for sedation or to treat anxiety. today would have been her 23rd birthday. a shoplifter took a hit while making his get away. police are still looking for this man who, caught on camera running from a south carolina walmart, bam. >> oh!
he got right back up and kept on going. police say he had taken about $40 worth of meat without paying for it. that had to hurt, that blow. guys? >> wow. >> where do you begin? >> normally you'd feel sorry for somebody. the circumstances change things. let's take a look now and talk about some photos, recent photos, of facebook coo sheryl sandberg that are sparking a discussion about loss and dating. >> today's erica hill is here with the story. >> good morning to you. sheryl sandberg's moving facebook post, which we remember after the sudden death of her husband last year, showed an outpouring of support. as she appears to be moving on, new missage age messages are pouring in. >> reporter: the new york post claims she's dating bobby kotick. speculation has sparked reaction
while some question the timing, the majority have been supportive. >> good for her. trying to find happiness again. i personally think it is rather soon, but then again, different people see things differently. all of us walk our own path, travel our own journey, leave the judging to the court systems and beauty pageants. therapist shell counsels those living with grief. >> there is no time frame of when it's right or wrong or when someone should start dating. >> reporter: sandberg has been open about her grief, sharing a heartfelt post one month after her husband's death. i think when tragedy occurs, she wrote, it presents a choice. you can give in to the void, the emptiness that fills your heart, or you can try to find meeting. when i can, i want to choose life and meaning. those words triggered an outpouring of support. sandberg spoke with savannah about the response.
rebuild and resilience, it's a huge part of the human condition. my children and i have worked so hard to rebuild our lives and find happiness and joy and gratitude again. i think the support of strangers difference. >> reporter: support that is essential at every step of the grieving process. >> as cliche as it is, life does go on. for many, many people, life means finding another lifelong partner. so being supportive, being curious, trying to get to know what in that relationship they're attracted to, but just be curious and supportive. >> we did reach out to facebook. understandably, the company declined to comment. overall, there was a lot of support and a lot of people online saying how wonderful it is. you know what? at the end of the day, it's not our business. >> that's right. whatever she does, i hope people's hearts are with her.
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we're back at 8:13. time for what's trending today. plane travel is increasingly cramped. often germy. the self-cleaning lavatory could be coming to you. boeing has unveiled the bathroom of the future. it is bathed in blue. the ultraviolet light is said to kill 99.9% of germs from all surfaces. that includes counters, toilets. takes three seconds. boeing says the light literally makes the micros explode into oblivion. your heart just exploded, matt, didn't it? >> this is genius. >> you want this in your house, right? >> this is just a prototype right now. why not bathe the whole plane in it? >> exactly. >> second, they say it's new technology. we've been using it, you have, for years.
>> look at that. >> i have to wear goggles when i go? >> it's like a "law and order" scene up there. >> i think this is seriously, the plane thing, fantastic. something else now, the whole foods backlash we mentioned earlier. last year, the company was criticized for selling asparagus water at $6 a pop. this isn't about price, it's plastic. a twitter user posted this photo, showing prepeeled oranges being sold in plastic containers. critics say it promotes laziness and violates whole foods' eco-friendly policies. the store wrote on twitter. definitely our mistake. we hear you and will leave them in the natural packaging, the peel. that item was selling for $6 a pound. >> wow. >> those are expensive oranges. >> think of the team of people
>> are we that lazy, we can't peel an orange? >> don't they do it with melon and all that? >> it's big and you can't carry it. this is more portable. >> i'm not going to judge people for laziness in the kitchen. not going there. >> it's an orange. >> i don't love peeling oranges. women in labor, you may be able to rest easier. you can thank spotify cht . the music streaming service released a birthing play list. it's true. here's one of the tracks. having my baby >> no, that's a good one though. "under pressure" by queen and david bowie. >> that's a good one. >> spotify said this is a scientifically designed list. they compiled it with an ob-gyn. >> pearl jam. >> "just breathe." >> lyrics, stay with me, let's just breathe. >> my doctor asked me when i had
music i wanted. i wanted springsteen. >> deborah said, if you don't turn that off, i'll kill you. >> they asked what music i wanted and i couldn't think of anything. it was too much pressure at the moment. >> what song? classical? >> first song they'll ever hear. >> there's a lot of pressure to get the song right. >> i know. >> let's move on to caitlyn jenner and her surprising pick for president. jennifer lopez addresses her feud with another pop diva. carson? >> first, caitlyn jenner declaring her pick for president. the lifelong republican saying, i like ted cruz. he's conservative and a great constitutionalist and is an articulate man. she also said he's one of the worst when it comes to trans issues. she's offering to be an ambassador between him and the trans community.
alleged feud with mariah carey. years ago, mariah was asked about j.lo and said, quote, i don't know her. of course, everybody knows jenny from the block. the ladies went head to head with competing shows in las vegas. wendy williams asked j.lo about it. >> have you ever put on a rubber nose and a pair of sunglasses and a hat and gone to check out the competition? >> i went and saw a bunch of shows. i saw everybody. i didn't seema mariah because she hadn't started yet. >> who? >> i saw britney. >> i'm playing. that's what mariah said about jennifer one time. i'm not trying to say anything. >> she's forgetful, i guess. we've met many times. >> j.lo may be throwing a little her way. depends how you read into that. she plans on seeing -- she's going to see mariah's show when her schedule clears.
finally, jimmy fallon. we're seeing shows like "full house" be updated. it was part of the tgif lineup back in the day. "family matters." so jimmy was inspired to redo his own show open. when the night has fallen and the day is done words gone crazy, but smiles are waiting you know where to go jimmy fallon, "the tonight show" and you >> so good. >> love it. >> i would watch that sitcom. >> that is your pop start. >> carson, thank you. mr. roker? >> i'd like us to do that. that'd be fun. we are looking at the threat of severe weather starting early
sunday, a few storms develop through sx texas to oklahoma. then minnesota to texas. some severe, isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out. look what happens on tuesday. a wide swath stretching from st. louis down to corpus christi. severe storms very likely. texas, arkansas, on into louisiana. this will be the day of highest risk. it is going to be a very busy day on tuesday. that's what's goiha amy: good morning. we are dealing with clouds early today and the rain part of a cold front that is sliding through. we will
>> al, thank you very much. is there anything that oscar winner gwyneth paltrow can't do? her career spanned music, tv, movies and business, with her lifestyle brand goop. good to see you. >> nice to see you. >> you haven't been here in 11 years. >> is that true? >> did i get drunk and say something stupid to you the last time you were here? >> most likely. >> did i? tell me everything that's been going on in life. start with 11 years ago. >> well, i don't want to bore you this early in the morning but, yeah, i've been doing a lot. i moved from london to california. started a business. >> how do you like business? look, it's one thing to act and have critics and all that stuff. it's another thing to pour your heart and soul in a business. it's not natural for a lot of people. did you find it came easily to you? >> it's been a steep learning curve. i really love doing it. i'm energized by it. it's challenging and exciting. >> are you hands on? >> completely.
>> so the priorities have shifted? in other words, that takes up this space and acting and music are down here? >> for the time being. i mean, we took investment last year. as soon as we had other people's money, i realized i really better focus on this completely. i'll return to acting probably, but probably not right now. >> you're evolving. you have the lifestyle brand. you have skin care. >> we do. >> did you watch the oscars the other night. >> i was home in pajamas. >> so was i. when you watch a show like that now, are you the skin care police? do you look at the red carpet and look at actresses and actors and think, they could do something about the wrinkles? >> no. >> they need concealer? >> everybody looked pretty good. it was a pretty good red carpet. >> do you find people coming up to you on the street and asking for advice and saying, now that you're in the business, how do i look? >> i think at goop.com, we're very much -- we're kind of like a trusted friend. so people, as an extension of
for tips or travel tips or health or wellness, beauty. it's part of what i do. >> i was reading something, i think "glamour" magazine, don't hold me to that, and you fought back against criticism on pricing. it seems like you've decided that since this is so important to you, you're not going to let people say things that you don't agree with. >> well, i think that people who are going to criticize -- and i'm always open to criticism and learning more -- but people who are going to criticize should have all of the impeer cal nformation. to say we're expensive when we have a range across all price points -- >> i like the way you put it. know what you're talking about is what you're saying. >> exactly. >> i saw pictures not long ago, super bowl, and coldplay was the halftime act. >> yeah. >> there was a great picture of, i think it was apple, at the game. before i get to the picture, what is it like to take your kids to the super bowl and have them look up and see dad on the stage at halftime?
incredible. it's also a little weird that your first football game is that. how do you also counteract that, you know, and instill that life is not that all the time? but they were so proud of him, and it was such a gorgeous performance. very uplifting. they were thrilled. they were very proud. >> the pictures i saw, one where apple was holding beyonce's daughter's hand. >> uh-huh. >> there's another picture of you and apple. can i just say, i mean, it's amazing, she looks just like her mom. i'm sure she looks a little like her dad chris, as well, but she looks just like you. >> she's, well, a whole other level. she's an amazing girl. she really is. >> i think the other thing i really liked about seeing the pictures from the super bowl is it says that despite all that's been written and said about the relationship coming apart, you two still really support each other. >> we're a family. even though we're not in a romantic relationship, we're a
we like to do things to reinforce that we're a family for the children, for each other. he's like my brother. he's really -- i'm very close to him. >> when the talk started about the uncoupling, did you ignore it? could you not read the articles? could you not read social media? >> i don't tend to read a lot of that sort of thing. i mean, obviously, i knew it was going on. it was kind of a big -- i unwittingly created a whole hoopla with my choice of words. i was sort of following a theory. but it was a very intense time for our family, and emotions were very high and deep and all over the place. i just tried to keep to myself as much as possible. >> and everybody seems to be happy which, in the end, is that not all that matters? >> that's all that matters. >> coldplay coming to the show here in a couple weeks. i know people if you want tickets. seriously, i might be able to get you in.
>> good to have you back. >> nice to be here. >> don't make it so long next time. >> i won't. >> over to savannah. from gwyneth to a living legend, loretta lynn is here. do you know how excited everybody is? everyone has their cameras up. they want selfies. let's go get one. back after your local news.
we have a great crowd on the plaza. it's our party crowd because it is definitely getting a little snowy, slippery. little bit of something for everybody. by the way, inside, ms. loretta lynn. we are so, so excited to have her here. she is a legend. she's an icon. also just an extraordinary woman and, boy, does she still have it. we've been hearing her rehearse this morning. everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die >> she sings it better than us. a member of "today" shares her luck at an internship. she'll interview on "queen sugar." plus, we'll catch up with gold medal winning gymnasts, mare y lou retton, carly patterson and nastia liukin.
>> a lot of wet weather, heavy rain from central california into the pacific northwest. windy in the plains. sunshine through the gulf. let's check out sunday, sunday! eastern two thirds -thirds of the country, looking good. sunshine returns to the southeast. mid-atlantic states. what a mess from southern california into the inner mountain region, cascades, rockies. a lot of wet weather and heavy snow in the cascades. they may see 2 to 4 feet before it's all over. that's what's going on around the amy: good morning. we are dealing with clouds early today and the rain part of a
we will >> i have friends here from the hofsha athletic training society. they all look like they're in great shape. there you go. must be working. these nice folks over here. who is emmy and leo? >> my son and daughter in minnesota. >> you had to think about that for a second. >> i know. sorry, guys. i love you! >> pretty good. that's what's going on. let's go back inside. this morning on up for the job today, we're up to tamron's internship for our special series. tamron, it's a good one. >> it is, guys. good morning, everybody. i got a chance to intern for one of the most respected directors in the industry. ava duvernay. remember her doll, sold out in minutes. she's working on a new project
i got a chance to be her protege for the day. >> reporter: i'm in the heart of new orleans and i'm here to intern for director ava duvernay. she's shooting her series "queen sugar." what better way to butter up the boss than bring a little sugar? she's made a big splash on the big screen. she's taken home a stack of awards, and took home the award for "selma." she's paying it forward, working to bring fresh voices to hollywood. now, she's teaming up with the ultimate power player, oprah, for a tv series. i met up with ava's producer, paul, for a lay of the land. >> we're doing a big scene today. >> okay. >> few thousand extras. >> am i in charge of the extras? >> you help get the extras
>> this is your makeup bag. >> who needs to be done up? do you trust me? try not to make your eyebrows look like bert and ernie. i have to get going after one brow. >> hello. are you my intern? >> i'm your intern. i brought the boss gifts. >> she knows how to get in good. give me some love here. >> were you ever an intern? >> i wasn't because i made my own films. i went the independent route. difficult for women to direct. difficult for people of color to direct. put it together, a black woman, and there aren't a lot of us there. >> when did you know that this was your calling? >> i just always, always, always loved film. some people are music people. some people are sports people. i've always been -- >> you're everything.
>> no. >> i follow you on twitter. >> but i love twitter like a man, you man -- film like i love a man. you know what i mean? i really, really, it's like my heart's desire. >> what do you do for in me as an intern? >> i need you to be next to me, by my side. if you're on that side and i'm on this side and say, tamron, you have to be there. >> thank god my dad was a sergeant in the army. >> reporter: ava put me to work, delivering props to the extras in the stands. >> you get a shirt. you get a shirt. >> tamron! >> i'm here. i'm here. >> good, good. very good. i need this woman to have a white shirt instead of a blue one. >> okay. >> let's change out the hat for a gladiator's hat.
>> my boss called me tamron. >> anybody? >> what's up, baby? >> i just need -- as soon as -- >> she's calling for everyone but me. probably a wise choice. >> reporter: maybe i needed pointers from an insider. >> you know i'm interning. i am ava's intern. technically, i'm kind of like your boss. >> oh, okay. >> are you intimidated? >> no, not at all. >> reporter: while i may not have made an impression to him, another visitor to the set made her mark. >> you had a surprise visit from your teammate. >> i know. >> did you know she was coming? >> i did. i did, yes. she's the fairy godmother here. >> reporter: finally, time to impress ava and the crew.
>> go, go! and cut. good job. >> you. >> your action. >> yes. >> thank you. >> it was so delicate that they felt excited. >> thank you. >> another scene that makes "queen sugar" different from other sets is that it is an all female directorial team. it's a unicorn, rare, in the industry. so "queen sugar" is a drama. imagine dynasty set in new orleans, and it is juicy. the scene we were shooting involved a basketball player and his wife confronting him on the court. i'll leave it at that. let me tell you, it'll be a hit this fall on own, the oprah win
my internship consisted of me eating. >> hanging out with ava and oprah. >> tamron, thank you. this weekend, erica is up for the job. she spends the day at j. crew with the creative director. up next, gymnastics golden girls. we look to ahead to rio with mary lou retton, carly patterson and nastia liukin.
talking about savannah's boot, and the fact she's a little klutzy. you said you are. how can a gymnast be klutzy? >> i don't know. my husband always says, i don't know how you did what you did. you're always falling. >> you always stick the landing. >> get a ten. >> that's right. >> i did not stick the landing. that's what went wrong. >> the at&t american cup this weekend. set it up for me. >> this is one of the most exciting competitions of the year, especially being in the united states. it's probably the biggest besides our national championships. this year, tomorrow, gabby douglas, who won the olympic games four year ago, is competing. this has been her comeback. she competed last year at the world championships and won a silver in the all-american, behind the great simone biles. and maggie nichols, an up and coming favorite, as well. >> all of you won this cup before going on to the olympics. we all know what happened there.
>> all the countries in the world send their best to the american cup, especially in an olympic year. for us, we won the american cup in an olympic year and went on to win the all-around. >> good prep. >> no pressure. >> but let's talk about the pressure on the u.s. team. obviously, they're heavily favored going into this olympics. who is the competition for them? >> no one. right? >> it's true, mary lou. i think we're our own competition right now. i think we have so much depth. the last 10, 12 years has been so many girls, so much talent coming through. there's really not a bad choice of a team that you could put together. i think we're going to see a lot of gold medals coming in rio. >> i would not want to pick the olympic team. >> it'd be really hard. >> we're five months away. we won't know the team until the trials in july. fierce five, gold in london. who should we be looking at for?
she's won three world all-around title lts back s back to back. nobody has ever done that. gabby douglas. ally raisman, making a comeback at the world championships, as well. i mean, the list is endless. i think the hardest part is making the u.s. team. >> nastia liukin cup coming up, as well. fifth year in gymnastics. we're looking forward to the olympics. great to catch up with you, ladies. >> thank you. >> see you in rio next. >> yeah. >> again, you can catch the at&t american cup hitting tomorrow at 1:00 eastern here on nbc. just ahead, a treat. a live performance from the legendary loretta lynn.
we have in the studio a true american icon. loretta lynn is the undisputed queen of country music. we're honored she's here, celebrating the release of her new album, "full circle." good morning. >> thank you, honey. >> there is definitely an energy in this studio because you are here. do you find you have this effect on people? >> i've turned over every chair when i walk? >> your album is out today. this is the first studio album in about a decade. >> yes. >> have you been writing songs all that time? >> i've been working so hard. me and my band work all the time. son of a gun, i didn't think about recording. >> now, i heard -- >> you know, i got 90 some songs cut. >> i was about to ask. you recorded 90. >> all ready. >> you whittled it down to 14. >> yeah. we got a lot more. >> was it hard to choose which 14 would make the cut? >> i let them do it. i wasn't around when they put them in there. >> you wrote a lot of the songs, didn't you? >> sure did.
hear, you wrote, didn't you? >> sure did. >> we can't wait to hear it. you have duets. you have willie nelson on this record. >> yeah. >> you like collaborating like that? >> yeah, i do. i like it. willie, you ought to have seen us. >> was it reunion time? >> it was reunion time. >> do you still enjoy touring? >> i do. i love touring. so do my boys. they've been raised, calling me mama. >> they take care of you? >> they do. >> it's a pleasure to have you here. go ahead and sing your song. >> thank you. >> appreciate it. everybody wants to go to
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when jesus lived here on this earth, he knew his father's plan he knew that he must give his life to save the soul of men when judas had betrayed him, his father heard him cry he was brave until his death but he didn't wanna die everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die lord, i wanna go to heaven but i don't wanna die so i long for the day when i'll have new birth still i love the living here on earth everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die
heaven but nobody wants to die everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die [ applause ] >> loretta lynn, bringing down the house. >> i forgot the one verse. >> nobody missed it. >> i didn't either. >> we just went to heaven. >> yes, we did. >> fantastic. thank you for coming? >> thank you so much. >> "full circle" is out today. such a pleasure. thank you. >> thank you. coming up next, how was the trip? we'll check in with the people we sent on the plaza last weekend to california.
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everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die >> we'll be singing that all day. >> we're so happy. people everywhere. >> one week ago, you probably remember, we sent five lucky people, one friend each, on a remarkable trip. >> that's right. we plucked them off the plaza and sent them to los angeles for the leap day weekend. this morning, we got to look at all the fun they had in the sun. >> reporter: the mission, escape the east coast winter for a spontaneous weekend in los angeles.
the lucky winners -- >> we're going to california! >> best friends, jennifer and rebecca. college roommates katie and megan. liz in search of the perfect taco. kim and amanda on a mission to surprise their daughter. leah and jeffrey celebrating their silver anniversary. everyone was excited to get out of the cold and have fun in the sun. once they arrived, they ditched their coats and boarded the bus to hermosa beach for a bike ride with a view. one famous beach house from "beverly hills 90210." >> that was the best bike ride since i was 12. >> it was relaxing and so pretty. >> reporter: liz conquered her taco challenge. >> fantastic. >> reporter: before heading to dinner at phillippe the
>> reporter: they tried new eats. >> the texture is very pig. >> i like it. >> reporter: and surprised jeffrey and leah for their anniversary. >> thank you, guys. >> reporter: this group of strangers became instant friends. a perfect weekend escape with enough sun to get them through the rest of winter. >> they all had a great time. we want to thank discover los angeles for providing the trip. >> looks fun. we're back with more of "today" on a friday morning. who do you have coming up? >> zachary levi. al and i had a gig last night. >> all right. look forward to seeing it. back with more on "today" on a friday morning. first, a look at your local news
we expect to learn more this morning about a late-night homicide in orlando. a 22-year-old man was found dead at the cypress pointe apartments in rosemont last night. the victim has not yet been identified and no suspect has been named. i'm ?? with your i-4 ultimate update for the day.. d.o.t. camera and causing a little bit of an off ramp backup there at times. use caution getting off of the 408 on to i-4 into downtown. i-4 westbound speaking no delays getting out of seminole county. a crash rio grande, indiana street. i'm going to get some water. amy: good idea. look at this. a beautiful blue sky. a gorgeous day in central florida. temperatures are starting to climb in central orlando.
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