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continues on cw 18. meet these young men before they hit it big. oh. and it's not hard to find something fun to do in central florida this weekend. top five things going on around town. look for wesh 2 news inside the mobile app. thanks for joining us. have a great d good morning. playing nice. >> i cannot believe how civil it's been up here. >> the republican for shl presidential hopefuls abandon nasty insults and stick to the issues at last night's debate. while donald trump addresses accusations of growing violence at his campaign events. is he doing enough to discourage it? states of emergency. rescues in the south as the death toll rises from the flooding.
no relief in sight. final farewell. nancy reagan's funeral being held in california today. the former first lady said to be remembered by friends from washington to hollywood, as she's laid to rest next to her beloved husband. o canada. a star-studded affair at the white house honoring the canadian prime minister. the most talked about guests, the first daughters, malia and sasha, making their state dinner debut. friday, march 11th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> i'm matt lauer with tamron hall filling in for savannah. do you like basketball? >> i love it. and i love the plaza. this is a great crowd today.
brooklyn and the big east tournament at madison square garden. figuratively. we'll get out there later in the show. let's start this friday morning with the presidential race and the surprising display of civility at the republican's final debate before next tuesday's high stakes primaries. it was a striking turn around from their 11 previous clashes. we have complete coverage, including a new controversy for donald trump. let start with nbc national correspondent peter alexander. good morning. >> hey, matt and tamron, good morning. it was a kinder, gentler gop on display last night, and may have been the last opportunity for most marco rubio and john kasich. big week ace head s ahead in their home states. no lying ted or little marco. >> reporter: for the republicans, the 12th time is the charm.
>> reporter: finally, a substantive battle over immigration, trade and foreign policy. following his controversial comment that islam hates the west, donald trump refused to back down when asked if he meant all muslims. >> i mean a lot of them. i mean a lot of them. i don't want to be politically correct. i like to solve problems. we have a serious, serious problem. >> reporter: his challengers looking to capitalize. >> i'm not interested in being politically correct, but being correct. looking at the challenging we face, we have to work together with muslims who are not radicals. >> the answer is not simply to yell, china, bad, muslims, bad. you have to understand the nature of the threats we're facing. >> reporter: donald striking a conciliatory tone. >> we're all in this together. i think i'll have the delegates. >> reporter: even writing off kasich and rubio's chances.
and there are two that can't. >> we have beaten donald in eight separate states. >> i listen and watch television when ted speaks. he said, i'm the only one that beat donald in contests but i beat him in 13. he never mentions that. ourselves. >> reporter: try telling that to trump. >> i beat hillary in many polls that have been taken, and each week, i get better and better. believe me, i haven't even started on her yet. >> reporter: but that's not really true. clinton has beaten trump head to head in all but three polls since last november. cruz squeezing in a last shot. >> incredible nation we have that the son of a bartender, mailman, dishwasher and a successful businessman can all stand on this stage. >> donald trump is expected to pick up another endorsement
candidate ben carson will back the billionaire, describing him as authentic and an outsider. >> peter alexander, thank you. another issue brought up at the debate, the violence we've seen at donald trump's recent campaign events, including this one in north carolina, where a man sucker punched a protester. nbc's hallie jackson has that part of the story. good morning. >> good morning to you. this morning, donald trump is on defense. not just about his rallies, but about accusations his campaign manager roughed up a reporter. overnight, trump is standing by his top aide with concerns growing about the tone of his campaign events. >> reporter: it's this shot trump facing new fire. you can see the supporter, the 78-year-old mcgraw, sucker punches a protester at a rally, saying -- >> he deserved it. the next time we see him, we might have to kill him. >> reporter: mcgraw later
the protester, 26-year-old jones. >> as soon as i turned, he hit me dead in the eye. >> reporter: trump addressed the debate. jake. >> reporter: trump's campaign telling nbc news, we are not involved in the incident and it takes significant measures to ensure the safety of all attendees. at the often wild rallies, trump said this -- >> you know what would happen at prior rallies like this? taken out on a stretcher. we have protesters that are bad dudes. they've done bad things. they are swinging. they are really dangerous. >> reporter: now, new questions about what happened between a reporter for conservative
manager, accused of grabbing ing bing her arm. audio witnessed by a "washington post" reporter. >> you okay? >> holly [ bleep ]. >> reporter: tweeting a picture news -- >> it's hurtful. nobody wants to be touch and had violated like that. >> reporter: trump standing behind his campaign manager. >> i have secret service all over, cameras all over, nobody saw it happened and nobody complained. i know this guy, and he's a fantastic guy. >> reporter: questioning the reporter's account. >> i wasn't involved but the secret service was surrounding everybody and they said nothing happened. perhaps she made the story up. i think that's what happened. >> new this morning, trump's campaign manager, is again accusing fields of making it all up. in a tweet, calling her delusional and claiming not only has he never touched her, he's
>> hallie, thank you. chuck todd is nbc's political director and moderator of "meet the press." he's in ohio ahead of tuesday's critical contest. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> i want to talk about the alleged altercation in a second, but let's start with last night's debate. a week or so ago, there was a republican debate that looked like wrestle mania. last night looked like woodstock. who benefitted most from the civil tone? >> well, what happened was if you looked at our polling and everybody else's polling in that week, marco rubio's personal ratings took a nosedive. ted cruz saw his ratings go down. donald trump was even hurt by this. individually, and the only guy that benefitted in the last week had been john kasich. individually, i understood why marco rubio laid off. why ted cruz laid off. obviously, this worked for kasich. matt, i have to say, i have stunned because this race, donald trump is four days away
to see cruz and rubio just sort of take a pass -- again, i get what kasich is doing. it's been working for him. but the other two, while i understand they didn't want to go in the gutter, they sort of -- they may have overcorrected here. >> rubio, they say this is his last stand before florida's primary. did he do anything, in your opinion, that would help hurt his fortunes around? >> i don't know. i question whether any of the debates are going to have any impact on trump. it's not about him. i think marco rubio did fine. it was whether -- did anything happen with trump where he would come down? that's what rubio has to do. he has a lot of ground to make up. it's not just him getting to 35. he has to bring trump down. that's what i didn't see last night. i didn't see anything that trump did that made him come back to the pack. >> this issue of violence at some of the trump's rallies, the protester being punched, the alleged altercation between
this reporter, you know, did trump say what he had to say when asked about it? isn't the only answer, chuck, i will not tolerate any violence at my e vents? >> not only is that the only answer, he needs to take it to another level. remember what john mccain did campaign? the mccain-palin rallies were exciting, rowdy and a little over the line, a little on edge? mccain stepped up and calmed it down himself. the candidate himself, donald trump at these events, needs to not talk about punching people in the face, singling out the media the way he does. >> needs to set the tone. >> creating this hostile atmosphere. it is on him to calm things down. he can't -- he's not responsible for how people act. i understand that. but he can set a different tone. he's going to have to have a moment where he does that, like john mccain did. it helped mccain. i think it would politically help trump if he did it.
it would be in his political best interest to do this, not just in the safety of people that are there. >> chuck todd out in ohio, good luck and have a good weekend. >> thank you, sir. now to the relentless rain that soaked parts of the south this week, causing deaths and leading to widespread evacuations and even more rain is on the way. we'll get to dylan in a moment, but first, janet shamlian. >> the sheriff and national guard staged outside of a flooded neighborhood. this community reeling after three days of drenching rain. what officials are calling historic flooding. >> reporter: the rescues don't stop. life-threatening conditions everywhere, from memphis to mississippi. for residents of this flood- flood-ravaged region, it's
allowed back to see how much damage was done. >> last time, it was two weeks. probably going to be longer than two weeks this time. >> reporter: some decided to ride it out and now admit they put themselves in serious danger. >> the water came so quick. you don't -- people don't understand that. i've learned a lesson. >> reporter: this is the work of the national guard. they're doing wellness checks in the gooded neighborhoods to make sure people who decided to stay are safe. national guard truck rs the s are the only way out in louisiana. each time a truck rolled through, stranded residents begged for a ride out. >> you have to wait a little longer, okay? >> reporter: you can drive for this. >> devastating. it's devastating. nothing you can do. keep going. >> reporter: tens of millions lost. >> i have two refrigerators floating around the kitchen. >> reporter: and possessions for which there is no price tag.
my mother's father's bible. it means a lot to me. >> with the water reseeding in some neighborhoods, residents like that woman are able to take stock of what they can salvage. some cases, it's not very much. back to you. >> your heart goes out to these families. janet, thank you so much. >> dylan is in for al. what can the folks expect? >> unfortunately, more rain. there's going to be more like 12 inches coming. there are several rivers at major flood stage. the most ever had was 78 feet of water. we are breaking records, as far as river levels are concerned. naturally, we have flood watches and flash flood warnings in effect in red. significant flooding. with additional rainfall and for
to stream into the rivers, we are going to see delayed flooding, even when the rain stops. as we go through today, the rain will start to push east, we'll get a bit of a break. on saturday, more rain will streak in from the gulf of mexico. some of the pockets of rain could produce heavier downpours. even though we'll lose the threat of torrential rain for long periods of time, heavier downpours could be exacerbate the problem. the bulls eye will be near new orleans, along the coast of alabama and mississippi where we could end up with 10 to 12 inches of rain. >> thank you. on to former first lady nancy reagan. she'll be laid to rest in california today. among the invited dignitaries who will attend, at least one relative of every u.s. president since john f. kennedy. natalie is at the reagan presidential library in simi valley. good morning. >> good morning to you. the service is going to begin in
it has been meticulously planned for years by nancy reagan herself. it'll include classic hymns, readings from the bible and reflections from some of those closest to her. >> reporter: about 10,000 v ,000 vip guests will be on hand. most selected by the first lady herself. eulogies will be delivered by former chief of staff james baker and tom brokaw, a close friend. her children will speak, as well. davis opened up about their complicated relationship and says she plans to speak about it honestly during the service. >> i have poignant memories in there that were loving. i do acknowledge that we had a challenging and sometimes contentious relationship, because it would be foolish not to acknowledge that. >> reporter: form er er canadian prime minister will read a letter from the president to
other political figures include former presidents george w. bush and jimmy carter, and first ladies michelle obama, laura bush and rosalyn carter. hillary clinton is confirmed to attend, but in her role as former first lady, not current presidential candidate. every detail of the service, says her daughter, planned by nancy reagan herself. from the flowers and the music to her final resting place. >> my mother would always -- when she came up here on the anniversary of my father's death, she'd said, now, what side am i going to be on? every time. >> now, as we've reported, president obama will not be attending. the first lady representing the white house instead. while some criticized that decision, it's not, in fact, that unusual. when he was in office himself, president reagan did not attend the funeral of truman. and there's no real formal protocol when it comes to first
>> natalie, thank you very much. we should mention, lester holt will anchor live coverage of the funeral on many of the nbc eastern time. also this morning, new numbers on the zika virus. nearly 200 cases have been reported in the u.s., all of abroad. the threat has alarmed health officials, who are asking congress to provide nearly $2 billion to fight the virus in latin america and help prevent it from spreading. some of that money would go to puerto rico, where the head of the cdc fears we could see hundreds of thousands of cases by the end of the year. capitol hill republicans are reluctant to grant the request, suggesting the use of the leftover funds for the ebola virus. canada's new prime minister justin trudeau honored at the first state dinner for a canadian leader in 20 years. it was the first to be attended by president obama's daughters.
for us. ron, they were the buzz of social media. >> indeed, tamron. dreamy is a word often heard to describe justin trudeau, a political rock star. even president obama seemed to take notice saying, it's been a long time since so many americans have been so excited to see a leader from north of the border. >> reporter: a glamorous evening. the president, the prime minister and their first ladies lighting up the white house. >> to the great alliance between the united states and canada. say what you want to say >> reporter: the young family stunned canada, with his victory last fall. former known as a boxer and drama teacher before politics. family business, his dad, one of the nation's most famous leaders. also honored in his day at the white house. now, they seem lost in a political bromance.
the way that trudeau looks at obama. trubama hashtag emerges. trudeau jumped into 2016, dubbed the anti-trump, inviting americans who say they'll flee if trump wins to come to canada. >> it's lovely, all times of the year. >> reporter: this was a night to put politics aside. on the guest list, famous canadians. michael j. fox, mike meyers, ryan reynolds with wife blake lively. celebrating two leaders, seeing other. >> may the special connection between our two countries continue to flourish in the years to come and may my gray hair come in at a much slower rate than yours has. >> mr. trudeau, the son of a former prime minister, also paid tribute to special guests. first daughters sasha, now 14, and malia, 17 and heading off to
trudeau praised their strength and grace, growing up in the constant glare of the public spotlight. >> thank you very much, ron. you have three kids. seems like they were little kids and now they're young women overnight. how do you handle that? >> after a weekend sometimes. yeah, it is good for them. i hope they had a good time. it was a nice event. >> beautiful. dylan? >> still dealing with the rain down south but warm in the
that's a l amy: good morning. we will have some sunshine today and some clouds and it is going to be warm. for friday afternoon, we are heading to the middle 80' s. >> thank you very much. coming up, security lines at airports across the country, longer than ever. can anything be done to fix the problem heading into spring season? and a controversy tied to the sat. why your family could be charged more for online prep courses because of where you live, even your race.
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maybe use i-4. i-4 and seminole slow from 436 to mateland, amy? amy: clouds are streaming in. most are high, thin ones. just a little hazy sunshine to start your friday. we'll continue to see the clouds for the day. we'll call it partly sunny. still climbing. this afternoon. beach. once again like yesterday, in the middle 80s in most of our inland spots. in the coast, we're cooler. the southeast breeze off of the ocean tops us off at 80 in the palm coach, 82 in melbourne. warm, dry, a few isolated showers possible late in the day. i don't expect much rain on saturday. on sunday, scattered showers and a few isolated storms. they'll develop inland and push over to the east coast as we head through the day. but despite that rain and a little cloud cover this weekend, the temperatures will still be warm. don't forget about setting your
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11th day of march, 2016. yeah, that's the rolling spring plaza. ing ing in a few basketball fans from the tournaments being held in new york, and you have a nice day in new york city. by the way, the only thing standing between us and a great concert from coldplay is a weekend. because on monday, they will be here to perform some of their biggest hits live on the plaza. crowd. >> add to the cool factor, if you're coldplay's number one
share a photo and a message for the band using the #coldplay today. your tweet may be featured during the concert. it's kind of like, you are a part of the band. >> exactly right. >> like a roa d die. republicans running for president had a showdown in miami unlike the rest last night. focused more on policy than personal attacks, and a call for unity from front runner donald trump. >> we're all in this together. we're going to come up with solution. we'll find the answers to things. so far, i cannot believe how civil it's been up here. >> trump said he only sees himself and ted cruz as having a chance of securing the nomination at this point. he's confident it will be him. the funeral for nancy reagan will be held at her late husband's presidential library in california today.
attend, including current first lady michelle obama, former president george w. bush and his wife laura. lester holt will anchor live coverage on many of the nbc stations. health official rs s are out with new numbers on the zika virus in the u.s. 200 cases all traced to travel aboard. the cdc is raising concerns about the situation in puerto rico, fearing there could be hundreds of thousands of infections there by the end of the year. if you're planning a spring break trip in the coming weeks, be warned. tsa checkpoints are maxed out across the country. lines are long, tempers flaring. tom kos costello covers aviation and is at reagan national airport. tom, people want to know, what's the problem here? >> things are moving well at reagan, but nationwide, we've seen an increase in the number of travelers. the tsa admits it simply doesn't have enough screeners to get everybody through checkpoints in
now, the tsa chief is under pressure to fix it and fix it fast. >> reporter: just in time for spring break, bottlenecks, backups and delays at tsa checkpoints nationwide. from atlanta -- >> at the end of the day, too many people going through too small of channels. >> reporter: -- to chicago. >> they could open more lines or have more staff available. >> reporter: at newark airport, the lines so long, passengers posted photos and complaints on social media. to here and minneapolis, where it can take up to an hour to get checkpoint. without enough screening officers, passengers are missing their flights. the man who runs it is fed up. >> if you have children or older folks traveling, come to the airport two to two and a half hours early. >> reporter: what's the problem? more passengers. the volume is up 7% over last
more carry-on bags are slowing checkpoints. as the agency works on spots weapons after failing audits. 2600 guns confiscated last year. the tsa is at the lowest staffing level in five years. >> we're doing our job as effectively as we can. i'd ask them to have patience with that. this is a much more challenging threat environment than it was a year ago. >> reporter: minnesota senator says it's not good enough. >> none of that is an excuse for not having enough tsa screeners at our airport, especially when we've worked so hard to get the budget money that they asked for. >> reporter: the tsa says it's putting more officers on overtime and staffing up. raining 192 officers each week and hoping to be ready for the summer travel season. the advice for spring break, get to the airport early. >> really early, two to two and a half early. by the way, you can always join tsa precheck, and that'll help
some airports like kansas city and san francisco opted out of using tsa. they have private screening forces to move things along. however, they must abide by tsa protocols and procedures. back to you. >> thank you. how many times do you go to the airport and hold your breath as you're walking around the corner to see what security looks like? >> are you a person that gets there early? i play it close. >> i do, too. the pre-check line is even longer than the regular line. >> you're there early, three, four hours? >> no, no, i don't like to spend a lot of time at the airport. wln. >> have you been golfing? it's warm enough to. above average highs from the northern plains to the great lakes, in the south, as well. we won't be in the 70s and 80s in the northeast but we'll take 60s. in new york city, 63. saturday, also 63. sunday, 61. raleigh, another day in the 80s
right back to the 70s for sunday. tallahassee, temperatures in the lower 80s. above average up in business ismarck. temperatures, low e 7 er 70s. memphis, mid to upper 70s. monday, we're looking at highs to be 15 to 25 degrees above average. not as warm as it has been, but washington, d.c. should make it to 65 degrees on monday. not bad. still focused on this area of low pressure, producing heavy pockets of rain. especially near new orleans, along the coast of mississippi and alabama. also, a storm system making its way to the pacific northwest that could produce rain and amy: good morning. we will have some sunshine today and some clouds and it is going to be warm. for friday afternoon, we are
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brittany of flushing, queens, and triplets from pennsylvania are among the 2.5 million high school students getting ready to take the sat this year. today, they're checking prices on princeton's tutor package. you can work with a person or online online. >> up to $6,600. >> reporter: that's per person. >> would you assume that that's the price everyone would get? >> yeah. >> reporter: when brittany types in her zip code, she's offered a different price. >> wow. $8,000. >> reporter: $8400, 22% more than the $6600 she'd pay in the other zip code. >> getting charged a different price depending on where you live, is that fair? >> no, it's not fair. you're buying the same product. we shouldn't be charging more
>> reporter: it was actually a group of students at harvard who differences. >> we thought, this is weird. found. darker shades are higher prices. some of the prices seem, well, inexplicable. welcome to albin, wyoming. population, 181. residents have to pay more for online princeton review tutoring than people in dallas, seattle and phoenix. you can get a coke here for 50 cents. a lot of shuttered shops. a lot of abandoned places. >> maybe they feel like they have suckers, you know. captive audience, kind of, and there's no other place to go for it, except online. they can charge more. >> do you think it's fair? >> probably not, but what in life is fair? >> reporter: an investigation by pro publica showed the pricing could have troubling effects. >> we analyzed the zip codes to find out who is getting the
asians got the higher priegs er er prices. even in rural, lower income areas. >> reporter: asians are almost twice as likely to be offered a higher price. >> kpeen companies need to think of the ethical outcomes of their situations. >> reporter: kate walker says it takes into account the cost of tutors, which can be higher in some big cities. >> we're only looking at geographic areas. it's the determinant of the price. >> you're saying the fact that asians are more likely to pay more is a coincidence? >> i know someone who lives in one of our higher priced geographic zones will receive a higher price. >> if you pick an asian family at random from anywhere in this country, they're almost twice as likely to pay more. even if, as you say, it's unintentional, are you personally comfortable with that
pricing system? >> i'm comfortable that our pricing is reasonable and thoughtful and is working for families. >> reporter: but the families we talked to still have questions. >> it's easy for them to say it because they're not the ones paying. in the end, it's students who are greatly affected by this. >> i think it's discrimination. it's shocking. >> experts say this kind of variable pricing is now the new normal. the white house actually recently put out a report, warning when you're charging different people different prices, there's always the potential for discrimination, even if it's inadvertent. >> i bet there are a lot of people running to their computers this morning, curious at what they heard. >> you know, look, it's a tough question in a lot of areas. housing, employment, even if you have this inadd vertent discrimination. >> my home state, texas, you see this one dark shade and wonder why that community.
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>> and i'm jazmin walker. ucf is looking for another basketball coach this morning. tonight's loss to tenth seed tulane at the amway center. here's ted. >> ted: reports of a bad crash in brevard county right now involving injuries. i-94 northbound a couple of miles north of oak alley boulevard. we're seeing a mile and a half backup approaching this area. you might want to consider using u.s.-1 instead. a crash in the way there. i-4 is a good way around that. trouble spots on the screen, i-4 eastbound, westbound, there's slow spots. give yourself extra time, amy? amy: we have a little haziness. sunshine breaking through the clouds. that's going to continue throughout the day today. it won't stand in the way of our temperatures though. it will be warm now, warm later. 68 already in orlando and 73 in melbourne.
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today wedding, and we'll find out who will be getting married here live on "today". voting closes at 8:30 eastern time. >> few more minutes. >> countdown. >> absolutely. first -- >> let's head inside to sheinelle who is in for natalie. you want me to talk? >> quite a party out there. good morning. with key primaries in delegate rich states like florida and ohio four days away. the republican candidates changed their tone during thursday night's debate. a recap and what comes next. good morning. >> good morning, sheinelle. the issues at the debate included everything from trade to climate change to education. with the gop civil war taking a more civil tone. >> reporter: at the republican debate debate, substance trumping style. >> so far, i cannot believe how civil it's been up here. >> reporter: a mostly serious night focused more on policy than personality.
yell, china, bad, muslims, bad. >> reporter: ted cruz trying to show this is now a two-man race. marco rubio hoping to prove it's not, with his campaign in crunch time. his must-win florida primary just four days away. >> i'm not interested in being politically correct. i'm interested in being correct. >> reporter: rubio playing to the hometown crowd on issues like cuba. >> i don't know where cuba is going to sue us, but if it's in a court in miami, they'll lose. facing a home state showdown with trump on tuesday. >> it'll be a new ball game. >> reporter: looking ahead to ohio and looking to build momentum. delegates. >> math doesn't tell the whole story in politics. what's true today is not necessarily true tomorrow. >> reporter: also fighting for upset wins in ohio and florida, bernie sanders. trying to extend his michigan momentum. >> i'm getting the feeling that what we saw in michigan, we're
>> reporter: hillary clinton, meanwhile, racking up some high-profile endorsements. >> our characters are on television, but the real world. >> the real world has hillary clinton. >> reporter: debuting this ad from the stars of "scandal," ey's anatomy," and "how to get away with murder." the front runner hoping for hollywood help. >> more endorsements on the republican side. ted cruz will pick up support from former jeb bush backer and missouri congressman ann wagner. donald trump is rolling out an endorsement from a former rival. ben carson. a person close to carson saying he believes trump is authentic and an outsider. >> hallie jackson, thank you. today, hundreds will attend the funeral of former first lady nancy reagan at the presidential reagan library in simi valley. among those expected, politician politicians and celebrities along with close friends and
natalie is in simi valley ahead of the service. >> it's here at the ronald reagan presidential library, just a few hours away. we're expecting 1,000 people to be here to celebrate the life of one of america's most influential first ladies, nancy reagan. among the dozens of dignitaries expected, we have former presidents george w. bush and jimmy carter, as well as four of america's first ladies. including michelle obama, laura bush, hillary clinton and rose lynn -- rosalynn carter. all of the details were planned by nancy herself over the last couple years, from the program participants to the flowers. peonys were her favorite. to the scripture readings as well as the hymns. she'll be eulogized by her two children, and davis would like to share the poignant memories and funny stories of what she called her sometimes complicated relationship with her mother. also sharing their reflections,
brokaw and former white house chief of staff during the reagan well. there will be an emotional moment when a close friend to the reagans, canada's former prime minister, during the reagan era, is going to read one of their love letters, between nancy and ronnie. no tribute would be complete without their love story to be shared here, as well. she'll be buried next to ronald today. >> thank you, natalie. some of the most popular names in frozen foods are being recalled. nestle is recalling the digorno pizzas and lean cuisine meals. no injuries have been ported. a list of box codes and dates can be found on nbc news.com. guys? >> goodness. >> sheinelle, thank you very much. appreciate it. look who is here, hoda. >> hi, hoda. >> talking about one of our
>> oprah, that's right. her partnership with weight watches is six months old and appears to be paying off in a big way. >> reporter: oprah is showing off her new figure in the latest issue of "o" magazine. >> i lost 26 pounds, and i have eaten bread every single day. >> reporter: last fall, oprah announced her involvement with weight watches, tweeting, i believe in the weight watchers program so much, i decided to invest, join the board and partner in the weight watcher family evolution. a shrewd financial decision for oprah. the stock was sent through the roof, nearly doubling her 10% investment in the first day. the stock's future appears tied to oprah's own weight hoss. >> when the news came out she bought the stock, it jumped. when she lost 26 pounds, the stock jumped a ton. she's made over $2.5 million in profit for every pound of weight she's lost.
joined by nine other women on the april cover, a first for the magazine that only ever featured oprah. healthy. >> it was my idea to share the cover with other women who are on the same journey that i am. >> reporter: in the issue, oprah writes, my own struggles with the scale are well-known. i've never believed in hiding what i do believe in, strength in numbers. >> oprah absolutely feels that all the best things in life are shared. this is really nothing new for her, to want to get her arms around the experiences of other people. >> reporter: each woman is following her own weight loss program. >> this is what 67 pounds of fat looks like. i can't lift it. struggles have been well documented over the years. >> every time, i tried and failed. every time, i tried again. every time, i tried again. >> reporter: this time, she
>> see you on the cover! >> as for the business side of things, weight watchers stock rose slightly on thursday but is down 50% from the high over the past year. seems to keep going up and down. as oprah would say, like her weight does. but she seems to be on a roll, and i saw her friend gail not long ago. she's down 20 plus pounds, too. >> we're rooting for them. >> it's something people identify with. i saw oprah with ava duvernay. she had on suede leather pants. >> she looks good. >> we enjoy a fit club thing every week. 1 of 3 does weight watchers and drops weight and keeps it off. >> thank you, hoda. up next, any reason for a party. how guys are inching in on a celebration that was once reserved for women. and a tricycle and a clown suit. what was going on with madonna
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8:15. we're back with what's trending today. these people, or people today are used to writing online reviews for just about everything. restaurants, hotels, doctors, dog walkers. one man took that idea a little further. that is christian willoughby. after getting a room in the uk, he called the staff pleasant. >> nice.
>> what was he reviewing? it was a jail cell. willoughby took the photos using an ipad he had with him. he was in custody for a misdemeanor. not sure what it was. all in all, he gave the jail four stars. though he wasn't impressed by the breakfast. >> okay. >> you know who is not impressed? >> i can imagine. >> the authorities. they're treating the post as a serious breech of security. you might not want to give him an ipad in the cell them. >> right. >> apparently, he was allowed to have it in the cell with him, so he took pictures. >> did he talk about the view? >> no room with a view. >> clean lines, modern. ladies, mothers to be traditionally have a baby shower. a growing number of men are apparently getting in on the action. daddy showers. that's what they're -- it's popular. the trend is now -- i don't know why i said it like that. anyway, enjoyed a spike of popularity.
it jumped 149% in the last year alone. some call it dadchelor parties or dudes in diapers. but they're resonating with men who feel disconnected from their partner's pregnancy. i like the blended showers. the ladies change when the guys come? >> i had a friend that did it friends. they had a good time. they had beer and, you know -- >> just a saturday night. >> i was going to say, it's not called a shower. >> no games like we play? >> no games. >> you threw a shower for a young lady who worked here and i delivered a cake and never felt so out of place. i love her but couldn't wait to get out of there. felt like i was intruding. now to the animal incruder interested in a different kind of green on the golf course. check out this fox in ireland. went through a player's bag.
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could end up with as much as 2 inches of rain in some of the foothills and the mountains. we could end up with another 2 to 4 feet of snow, especially in the highest elevations. that storm system will continue to move on today. then we'll get a break. another moves in saturday. and another as we start off the amy: good morning. we will have some sunshine today and some clouds and it is going to be warm. for friday afternoon, we are heading to the middle 80' s. >> that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you very much. now, to more of our special rossen reports series. shopping secrets revealed.
savings you could be missing at major retailers. national investigative correspondent jeff rossen is here with that. good morning. >> you love a deal, i know. who doesn't? when we go shopping, we think we can only haggle and get a better deal at mom and pop shops. the big name retailers, out of the question. the price just is what it is. nope. get that out of your minds right now. turns out, there are secret ways to get a deal, even at the big stories. y s stores. we're going undercover to show you the tricks that'll save you a boat load of cash. >> i like that one. everyday shopper. >> can you give me a better deal than that? >> reporter: what the stores don't know, she is a retail expert. today, our secret shopper. armed with hidden cameras and tricks to save you money. >> you're saying there is a way items? >> yes. people don't know what to do. >> reporter: first up, lowe's. her first tip, the price match. >> how are you?
on the dishwasher. >> i was going to price check them against other retailers. >> we do price check. >> reporter: the salesman goes online and finds another store selling it for $44 less. >> you match for that? >> reporter: sold to our secret shopper. you can even price match yourself. >> we're using a free app that is simple to use. called shop savvy. enter in the product details and it gives you a price comparison list on the same product. >> reporter: we try it out at best buy. inside the store, she checks out this expensive del laptop. she doesn't pay retail. check out her savings app. >> i found it for a better price at walmart. >> reporter: it's $90 cheaper. >> we'll match the price. >> reporter: another steal. >> thank you for your help. >> reporter: think that's good? called the open box. >> i think it's an insignia 55
>> reporter: an item turned to the store in good condition, maybe missing accessories, like this tv. >> can you throw in a free remote or free stand or additional discount? >> reporter: he checks with his supervisor. good news, they'll do it. knocking off $280. >> thanks so much. >> reporter: but the biggest savings of the day was yet to come. >> where to now? >> next, p.c. richard and son. this tip is bundling. the more you buy, the more you can haggle and save. >> i'm looking for a washer and dryer. >> reporter: she's set on this duo. maybe if she buys a fridge at the same time, there's money to save. >> if i bought all three, do the deal now, you can help me out? >> reporter: they sure can. the manager knocks the price way down by $349. >> i cannot believe how much you saved today. >> yeah, and it was so easy. people don't realize how simple it is by just asking.
it's your money. >> here is an extra tip from our expert. could be the easiest of all. just be nice. our expert says employees at the stores, they get in moods, too. if you're nice and polite, they'll give a better deal. >> can you share what i just said? >> no. >> you don't have the nerve. you said you can't. why can't you ask for a savings? >> i'm uncomfortable doing it. the price is there. >> you go to the flea markets and they tell you to haggle, i feel like i'm insulting. >> i'll make it easier for you. when you go to the big name retailers, it's not the salesman's money. he gets paid the same whether you get a good deal or not. it's a big company. >> on the spot though. >> they look at me like, no, we're not lowering the price. >> the extra money i save. >> i think you're right, if you're pleasant, there's wiggle room in there.
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>> we're trading 70s and 80s in the northeast for 60s. not bad considering it is march. looking for temperatures to be mild up and down the east coast. 70s across the southeast. we are looking for heavy rain to continue. especially through eastern -- the eastern coast of louisiana, through mississippi and alabama. it stretches up into parts of illinois, as well, where we could see isolated thunderstorms. mountain snow in the pacific northwest northwest, two to three feet possible in the sierra. we will see some rain finally move out of most of the gulf coast. it switches over to the southeast with scattered showers and thunderstorms. mild in the northeast. boston, temperatures should be about 56. that is above average for this time of year. that's a look at the weatherer amy: good morning. we will have some sunshine today and some clouds and it is going to be warm. for friday afternoon, we are heading to the middle 80'
>> that's your latest forecast. >> thank you very much. we are wrapping up our series, add an hour, with your productivity at home. >> sounds good, doesn't it? how can you get it all done, juggling the kids, errands and chores and carve out time for yourself? we gave a busy mother a productive makeover with strategies we can all use. >> my name is sarah, and i am a children's book author. i'm the mother of three children. when it comes to productivity, i almost feel like laughing. my life feels like i am in a
constantly just falling in. i am just grabbing these things and trying to claw my way out. >> what i want to teach sarah is out to how to regain control over her life. >> reporter: in his book "four seconds," peter reveals the secrets to maximizing productivity. >> there's this sense that people have, that if i work harder, if i was more efficient, i could get everything done that i need to get done. that's simply not true. hi, i'm peter. >> reporter: he's about to give this mom's hectic routine a makeover. >> i want to learn how to do it in a way where i am not stressed out, where i'm not constantly in crisis mode. >> reporter: to start, peter says, write down every task you do at home. >> car pool. i spend a lot of time grocery shopping. >> reporter: his first tip to better productproductivity, out of the pile, choose five tasks that
priority every day. >> start being intentional about what it is we really want to get done that'll add value to our lives. >> reporter: for sarah, that's more time writing, connecting with family and friends, taking self-time to exercise and doing fewer chores. how do those things still get done? >> can i pass it off to someone else? i feel like i'm not being a good mother because these are things i'm supposed to be able to do. >> reporter: tip number two, peter says, let go of the guilt and delegate. sarah could gain an hour every day if her kids did their own laundry and school lunches. >> i'm good with it. >> it's good that it makes it easier for her, so we have more time to do other stuff. >> makes me happy. it was unexpected, but i am really proud. >> reporter: even with extra time, sarah often gets sidetracked by things like facebook. that's why tip number three is critical. treat your home tasks like work.
down to the minute. >> schedule e-mail checks, schedule pickups, schedule reading time, if you have it. that's how you know you're going to end up doing it. >> reporter: the final tip, know when and when not to multitask. our expert says multitasking only saves time when it brings people together in a common goal. sarah can combine tasks by exercising with friends and cooking with her kids. giving her more time to cuddle with her husband and recharge for the next day. >> thank you so much for coming in and helping me be more productive and more time with my family and for work and the things that i love. >> it's been a great series. >> i'm inspired. i am. >> do you make lists at home if. >> lists, never-ending lists. i've never seen an empty hamper, ever. it keeps coming. >> you have three kids.
>> it's a lot. i make lists and check them twice. i do try -- and sheinelle and i were talking about it -- i try to declutter as much as possible. i look at the medicine cabinet, and i had so many cold medicines that were expired. you have to declutter and it helps. >> for more tips to get organized, check our website, today.com. something else we love. the busy naomi watts.
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after them. we're going to make sure i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. 8:39 and we're back with naomi watts. she joined the divergent series franchise in last year's "insurgent." now, she's back for the third installment, "allegiant." this time, she's not as nice. take a look. >> i was forced out of my faction. i gave up my life, my child, everything. >> i understand your anger, evelyn.
but the way forward -- >> the way forward has already begun. i know i said i'd be alone, but i'm not candor, and i'm not going to lie and fight if i have to. >> good to see you. >> hi. >> we were just about going into that clip, you made this -- what was that? >> that is an exercise, a vocal exercise i use to relax my mouth. >> share it with the viewers, will you? >> okay. just that. >> i thought maybe i had inspired that. >> very well. >> last time we were together, weren't we on a rooftop here? >> that's right. >> you were doing "king kong." >> that's right. think. >> exactly. welcome back to the studio. you're really busy right now. do you plan periods like this, or is it purely a coincidence, when you have two movies coming out at the same time? >> it's a coincidence.
dates often. i certainly didn't expect this to happen. >> do you like it like this? then you can take a break? >> yeah. you can just do it all in one go. here we are, and we can talk about two things at once. >> let's talk about "allegiant." we weren't sure in "insurgent" if evelyn was naughty or nice. >> right. >> she does terrible things in this movie. how do you feel about her now? >> i always knew that she was going to head in that direction. i personally always thought it would be fun to play a villain-type character. certainly as you get older, there are great ones out there that have inspired me over time. do. >> it's a big effects movie. do you like that? >> yeah, yeah. it makes things a little challenging. not too much effects. great sets. there's one moment at the end of the film where we're looking out at the city and what's taking place, and we were actually
you do tend to get the giggles sometimes. but, yes, it's definitely -- the end result is fantastic. >> in a movie like this, there is a lot of story boarding. in the other project you're in, demolition, i understand the director took a different approach. it was organic. >> yeah. no lights. no makeup, which is not easy for a woman of my age. >> oh, please. >> no, i mean, there's something very freeing about it because you just take away all vanity and let yourself be, you know -- give yourself over. movie? >> single mom, yeah. not doing the best job of mothering at that point. changes throughout the course of time. >> as i said, you're very busy. also someone who likes instagram, don't you? yeah. >> you know what i loved? you pick a picture on instagram
they were reading "harry potter." >> with their cousin, yeah. >> i love to see kids reading. i do. it doesn't happen enough. >> i know. there's a lot of screen time these days, and they get addicted too easily. books are very important. >> i think j.k. rowling is responsible for inspiring a lot of kids to read and she should get credit for that. >> absolutely. >> last but not least, we teased this a little bit and everybody wanted to know about your beautiful look at the oscars. in fact, it was picked out, that dress, by -- >> liam shriver. >> your husband picked it out? >> yes. i had two dresses. one was an elegant, black dress. tried both on just before. he went, that's the one. >> well, he has good taste. obviously, he has good taste. but he has good taste in clothing, as well. always nice to have you here. >> thanks for having me. >> come back soon.
we are back at 8:45. we all have a few bumps and lumps on our bodies.
sometimes, those imperfections are actually subtle signs that something might be wrong. nbc news/medical distributor dr. natalie azar is here with five to tell you. >> good to see you. >> we take for granted sometimes the little things that go on. >> yeah. >> we should listen. >> yup. the first one we'll talk about, the first two diseases or conditions have to do with the eye. >> okay. start here. >> let's say you're looking at somebody or your own eyes and they seem to be protruding. both of them. you see more of the white of the eye.
the orbit. could be a condition called hyperthyroidism. it's your metabolic center of the body. one thing, if it's just one side, get checked out immediately. if it's both sides, you'll see your doctor. another thing about the thyroid and the eyes has to do with the eyebrows. in hypothyroidism, your hair can be coarse, dry and brittle. the eyebrows toward the outside of the eye, you start to thin and lose that. that was one of my medical board questions in 1999. a picture of somebody. >> interesting. next up, the tongue. >> the tongue. just like areas of the body like the skin and the nails, the tongue can also be a little clue to some medical problem. the normal tongue is a pink color. has little bumps on it. if the tongue suddenly becomes very very pale looking, it could be a sign of anemia.
sign of iron deficiency, as well as folic acid and b12 deficiency. the b12, it can be shiny and beefy red. it's a very, very classic physical exam finding for b12 deficiency. >> the first category, if it's off color, we're used to being told that. but the shine is interesting. >> contour, all matters. >> next up, the neck. >> this is interesting. this focuses on the back of the neck. if you start to see a discoloration, meaning more pigment pig pigment and a dark texture, that's a condition. >> would you notice it easily? >> it's easy to detect. it's a very, very well-known physical exam finding. can be seen in people with obesity, but also in type 2 diabetes. i want to point out, other endocrine problems like thyroid and adrenal gland problems can give rise to this, but also
always have it evaluated by a health care professional. >> i ran track my whole life. my knew s nu knew knees, when you workout, i hear the popping and creeking. >> we'll talk about that next time, but this is yellow bumps. the yellow bumps that can be seen on the surfaces of the elbows, the tendons, and the knees. they can be over a lot of joints. they can represent lipids and seen in people with high cholesterol, as well as other conditions like pancreatitis. your cholesterol may be too high. >> is it easy to spot? you're using to hearing creeks and sounds. >> these are on the surface of the skin. they can sometimes be 3 inches but be in clusters or little individual lesions. fleshy or red, but typically yellow bumps.
>> we're out of time but feet. heart failure. >> swelling of the ankles and feet should be evaluates. heart failure is definitely one cause. if you're short of breath, especially at night, lying on pillows. >> don't assume it's because you've been on your feet. great advice. find more on today.com/health. okay, your votes have been tallied. the results are in. up next, we reveal the lucky couple getting live here on the "today" show. which couple will it be? the answer.
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8:51. all week, we've asked for your help to pick our lucky couple from our big fat today wedding. we've gotten to know our lovebirds and hoda has crashed their dates which was weird. sorry. >> the altar has room for one bride and one groom. >> we are going to reveal the winners in a moment. first, our finalists one more time, everybody. we have kaitlyn and john from chicago. megan and john from l.a. lara and david from new york city. hi, kids! >> you all nervous? everybody excited? >> yeah. >> you have a huge family, right? >> yeah. >> little bit like "my big fat greek wedding." >> yeah.
responded to you being on the show? >> everyone is excited. texting and everybody is supportive. >> megan, which is your birthday month. what is the actual date? >> 29th. >> you're saving money for your wedding but you've also been enjoying yourselves here in the city, right? >> yeah. >> tell us about that. >> honestly, considering we couldn't -- originally we weren't going to spend any money because we were going to save, this has been an awesome exploration of the city. >> it's like a countdown for my birthday. >> all about you. >> yes, every day. >> in november, it's his month. this is mine month. >> lara and david i , i love what you told our producers. the wedding process inspired you guys to write your love stories. tell me how that came about. >> well, when we applied, to be part of the contest, we were asked to write down our love story, how we met. it was amazing to do that. it's not something you do every day. he wrote down what he loves about me, and i just cheered up reading about it.
point for us. it was like, wow, we've had such a great time with each other. we just look forward to living the rest of our lives, having more great moments. >> sometimes you write things down and it takes on a new meaning. be married. >> we can't have everybody up >> so sad. >> at the altar. it's time to figure out who our viewers chose as the "today" ready? >> yes. >> the answer is in this box. one couple was leading as of last night but we'll see what happened with results. see if they held up. >> i'll take the cover off. >> i'll dig down. you ready? >> yeah. >> hold on. ready. look at the ring. so exciting. the winners are -- kaitlyn and john. >> congratulations. >> congratulations, crazy kids. here's your ring. >> thank you. >> so cute. >> oh, my gosh.
>> it's a dream come true. the ultimate fairly ly fairy tale. >> a lot of stuff will happen. all the viewers will help choose your dress, the bridesmaids, the whole thing. don't feel bad. we have something for you guys, too. because you guys are great people and we want to help you out, we wanted to give a prize. this came from macy's. make sure you have everything you need for your wedding, too. here is a -- over there -- $2,000 gift card toward macy's wedding and your gift registry. >> wow. >> you guys will get 2k toward your wedding. congratulations to you guys, too. >> oh, boy. >> thank you so much. it's been a pleasure getting to know you. you're wonderful. >> i love all your love stories. thanks again, so much. >> thank you. >> ready, america, to choose everything about the wedding? >> oh, yeah. >> it's going to happen. >> congratulations. for more on the winning couple, they'll be streaming live on facebook in a bit.
on everything from their rings to the wedding dress leading up to the big event, which happens here on march 24th. >> it'll be fun. thanks, everybody. >> you have your wedding singer. darius rucker. i only want to be with you >> yeah, that's a wedding. >> darius is our co-host and the wedding singer. i'm trying to recruit. congratulations. he'll be the co-host in his anchor man seat. >> we're getting slimed. >> tan tast fantastic. >> back after your local news and weather. >> good morning. i'm michelle imperato. >> aned'm jazmin walker. it's 8:56. breaking news in volusia county.
>> out to alex villarreal in holly hill. alex, what's happening? >> yeah, right now we're working to find out why this freight train here is stopped across the tracks here at the cross sixth street. and we did see some emergency vehicles here. we heard reports that the train hit some type of vehicle but we're working to confirm that now with the police. but we did see the emergency crews here minutes ago including a fire truck and evac truck. the train is stopped here on the tracks. and we'll be asking police if anyone was injured. this is ongoing here. we're going to be finding out more from police in a few minutes so stick with wesh for updates. live in holly hill. alex villarreal, wesh 2 news. >> a big backup in both directions. first on your screen, 95 northbound at mile marker 185. crash cleared. three-mile backup. there's the crash westbound and eastbound. going through there.
>> low to mid 70s right now. temperatures are climbing quickly on this friday. we do have cloud cover. we'll continue to see some clouds today. we'll make it to the mid 80s. at the coast we stay a little cooler with the breeze coming in it's the weekend. dry tomorrow, however, we will see some showers and storms on sunday afternoon. a little rain possible to early next week with temperatures in the mid 80s. spokesbox: don't stress, girl that you need safe driver accident-free
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