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tomorrow for the mets home opener but dry at 50 with sun and clouds. rain, a cold rain develops saturday that could mix with wet snow. back to sunshine on sunday in the upper 40s. the "today" show is coming you next. >> that's what's happening "today in new york." good morning and welcome to new york. ted cruz gets a chilling reception at his first new york city event and donald trump tries to make cruz's past words content. >> talking about new york values with hatred of new york. >> on the democratic side things take a nasty turn. >> i don't believe she is qualified skblmpt it the battle for new york is on. reported tornadoes rip
at least two people injured, homes destroyed as crews struggled to contain wild fires. >> over the top? a 12-year-old girl body slammed by a police officer at a school in texas. and the outlaw hero. the tributes are pouring in for country legend merle haggard, the mark he left on music during his complicated life. "today" april 7, 2016. >> this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. >> welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. when you say country legend you have to think merle haggard. >> one of the originals and
we will talk more about merle haggard's life and career. >> the presidential candidates are in a new york state of mind. the next big battle ground in the race and are ratcheting up the rhetoric. let's start with democrats. andrea mitchell has her eye on the race. >> with both democrats needing to win the new york primary on april 19th verbal sparring has escalated. the angriest exchanges of this year long campaign. bernie sanders unleashing a hillary clinton. he said she started it. >> she has been saying lately that she thinks that i am quote, unquote, not qualified to be president. well, let me just say in response to secretary clinton.
i don't think that you are qualified if you get $15 million from wall street through your super pacs. i don't think you are qualified if you have voted for the disastrous war in iraq. >> reporter: clinton has seized on a damming daily news front page slamming sanders for saying sandy hook families shouldn't be able to sue the gun manufacturer. when pressed on "morning joe" about whether sanders is ready to be president clinton replied -- >> i don't think he has done his homework and has been talking about doing things that he obviously hasn't really studied or understood and that does raise a lot of questions.
>> let me put it this way, i think what he has been saying about the core issue in his whole campaign doesn't seem to be rooted in an understanding of either the law or the practical ways you get something done. >> reporter: she said she would leave it to the voters to decide whether sanders is qualified. later this remark. >> if i'm asking you to vote for me you should know what i want to do and not just lots of arm waving and hot rhetoric. i think you should know what i want to do. >> clinton's spokesman called sanders inturperation of her remarks absurd. he has shown no reluctance to say she is the one not qualified to the highest office in the land. >> this continued into the night.
there should be a retraction from bernie sanders. take back your words about hillary clinton. >> right. >> and the response was to issue a press release doubling down on it and blaming her for a trade deal that was supported by the president and she as the secretary of state, a panama trade deal which he claims was partly responsible for helping rich people evade taxes. he is just slamming her and doing it again after being told to take it all back. this is going on. >> welcome to new york. thank you so much. we should mention hillary clinton and bernie sanders will "today." let's take a look at the republican side. donald trump and ted cruz held events in new york. they had really different feels. peter alexander has more on that. >> good morning. after showing signs of weakness in wisconsin, donald trump is now enjoying the home court
looking to rebound with a raucous rally trump seems reenergized by what was an overwhelming reception. like a night at madison square garden donald trump basking in the new york spot light. >> it is great to be home. >> reporter: in front of 10,000 supporters the republican front rner interrupted more often by cheering fans than protesters. taunting his rival. >> lying ted cruz came today. he couldn't draw 100 people. you remember during the debate when he started lecturing me on new york values like we are no good. >> reporter: earlier ted cruz trying to clarify those comments. >> the people of new york know exactly what those values are, the values of liberal democratic
anthony weiner. >> reporter: firing back for accusing cruz of trying to steal the nomination. >> donald can always be counted on to take the high road. >> reporter: bronx protester told cruz to hit the road at a campaign stop. >> get out of the bronx. >> reporter: despite his wisconsin loss the empire state is embracing trump. 52% of republicans behind him. trump's path to the nomination is hardly a sure thing. to reach the magic number of delegates needed trump must win 58% of 822 remaining delegates. the billionaire getting a boost
advocate. >> i will tell you it was not easy to leave him for so much as a minute to be here. it was important to me that i did. >> quite a night. a bruising next 12 days as the candidates get the new york tabloid treatment. the pulse of the city right out of the gates from this morning's daily news takes the train as you can see colorfully. >> and a hit with our crew. the goal right now for ted cruz and john kasich, if you will, is not about winning states but holding the delegate count down for donald trump. >> it is tougher for donald trump today than before wisconsin but two weeks from now after new york it could get a whole lot easier. in a single night trump could win almost two and a half times
they don't have to beat trump, they just have to keep him below 50% to start picking away delegates. >> thank you. turn to the weather now. severe storms causing major problems. in montgomery county, alaska a possible tornado left a path of destruction. no injuries were reported. another possible tornado reported to touchdown in georgia. a state of emergency being expanded for parts of oklahoma affected by the devastating wild fires. tens of thousands of acres have been burned. hundreds of people forced to evacuate miguel almaguer is there. >> reporter: the largest wildfire burning here in oklahoma. at 20% contained crews say it is on the move. at first light these teams will roll out hoping to slow the
>> we have a lot of cedar trees. >> reporter: the wild fires burning in oklahoma and kansas are fuelled by powerful winds and are feeding on a crippling drought. >> the winds have been troublesome. >> reporter: the condition so explosive here more than 50,000 acres are up in smoke. >> seems like they get one spot down and another spot flairs up. i want to cry but i know that our firefighters know what they are doing. >> reporter: near freedom, oklahoma, a state of emergency. crews racing to stay ahead of this blaze having tallied the damage left behind. >> it is really the boots on the ground that are putting these fires out. being able to get closer to the fire, that is what is reducing that smoke. >> reporter: with 50 miles per hour fanning the flames this week storm chasers rescued a man trapped on a tractor. >> hurry up.
spare their car is hit by a wall of flames. a breath taking escape. in neighboring kansas the governor declaring a disaster. this building damaged but an entire neighborhood is safe. the start of a mean fire season just weeks after winter. this morning there is better news in both kansas and here in oklahoma. those fires have laid down overnight. crews continue to make steady progress. the next 24 hours will be critical. >> thank you. now to an exploding air bag claiming yet another life. officials confirming that a 17-year-old girl was killed near houston, texas last week when a driver side air bag inflater ruptured. it is the tenth known death in
honda says it mailed multiple recall notice to the owner but the repairs were never made. on capitol hill growing concerns about security at the nation's airport. deadly attacks on everyone's minds. the agency is highly focussed on securing and protecting our transportation systems. he said the tsa has tightened the vetting process and established ongoing background checks of airport workers who could pose insider threats. now to an alarming incident. this happened in texas. cell phone video showing a sixth grade girl being slammed to the ground by a school police officer. tamron is here with more. >> good morning. that incident happened last week. it is now under investigation. the officer involved is on paid leave and the student is
>> it happened in an instant. a 12-year-old girl body slammed to the ground by a school police officer in san antonio. you can hear sixth grader janissa valdez's body hit the concrete and then she lay there motionless. friends concerned and others nervously laughing. what could have led up to such a response by the officer. >> i couldn't believe it happened. >> reporter: talk on campus brewing. >> i was going to say let's go somewhere else to talk. >> reporter: the cell phone video going viral. >> you can hear when she hits the ground. >> reporter: after her mom went to a local blogger. she gave today these photos showing they show her eye bruised and scratched. in a statement the san antonio independent school district
very disturbing and we have launched a formal investigation being conducted by district police and administration. >> excessive force will not be tolerated. >> the officer, joshua kehm has been placed on paid leave. he did not respond to repeated requests for comment. >> i wasn't going to do anything. >> i don't want that done to another student. >> valdez was checked out by doctors and a bump to the head. we are told she is okay. cell phone video showed a limo driver grabbing what appeared to be a tire iron, walk
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we have mr. roker on the road at the white house specifically at the kitchen garden. >> reporter: we are going to be spending the day with the first lady. but we are going to be talking with the first lady about gardening and all of those healthy initiatives. we want to talk about this severe weather going on. we are watching the same storm system that brought tornadoes down to alabama. that is pushing its way east. you can see heavy showers and thunderstorms ahead of this front. we look for gusty winds, strong down bursts and behind it look for light snow as colder air gets dragged in through the great lakes. we will see a few inches of snow there. also heavy rain from new york city north into new england. we could look for flash flooding. we have flood watches in effect through thursday into saturday with more heavy rain possible over the next 24 hours. this is my sister, gracie. she's a planner.
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back to sunshine, 40 sunday. >> that's your latest weather. next half hour we are talking awfully chilly weather for this weekend here in the east. out west a totally different story. now to another huge loss in the world of music. >> merle haggard died of pneumonia. >> merle haggard's career spanned more than six decades. he recorded his first song in 1962. he became known as country music's outlaw hero. and i'm proud >> he was called the poet of the common man. merle haggard's lyrics reflecting a rebellious life that included three years at san
johnny cash concert changed the course of his life. >> i saw him capture that entire audience and gave me a lesson that i will never forget. >> reporter: after prison he went on to have 38 hits on the country music chart. haggard told jenna bush haguer that despite numerous health issues he would never stop making music. >> when a man quits work he never gives up on anything. >> reporter: his long time friend willie nelson posted a simple black and white photo calling him, quote, my brother, my friend. dolly parton said his heart was as tender as his love ballad. luke luke --
this picture. timberlake said his grand father was also a huge fan and haggard took the audience to church during that show. he kept writing. a friend called him two weeks before he passed and he said buddy, i got another song. up until the end he was writing. >> you said something. you hear from young country stars mourning the death of merle haggard, country music stars really get their history. >> if you look at the list, carrie underwood, they are all tweeting. they know from where they came. >> thank you. still ahead on a thursday morning, the parents who bought a massive billboard to try to reach out to their kids who are members of the church of scientology. they are going to share their story. would you be less likely to
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>> announcer: is this breaking news from nd nd "news 4 new york." good morning, breaking news from a manhattan fire in the upper east side. chi simonsen has more. >> reporter: darlene, it's a three-alarm fire now. upper east side, a five-story residential building. looks like firefighters do have the upper hand on this fire. minor smoke. the area is closed down, 96th street. of course we'll continue to keep you up to date. live in chopper 4, kai simonsen. lauren, what's the traffic looking like? >> we have delays on main street 7 trains. long island, nassau county still a mess. all lanes closed, detoured there.
as well. heading over to staten island, watch out for the exit bradley avenue. we're getting reports of an accident 494 eastbound towards the lincoln tunnel. a 40-minute wait there. >> we'll be right back with chris' forecast. cloud, thickening up across eastern long island. the ones to the west will take longer getting here but that's where the heavier activity here. thunderstorm activity that will
into late morning and afternoon. it's windy and mild. high temperature up around 60 to 70. leftover showers, could be brisk tomorrow with showers and maybe wet snow by tomorrow night. darlene. natalie catches up with ryan seacrest to talk about the season's finale of "american idol." and the show's 15-year history.
7:30 on a thursday morning, the 7th of april, 2016. giving a little face time to people braving chilly temperatures here in new york. >> let's get a check of headlines. powerful storms across the south. tornadoes reported in alabama, georgia damaging several homes there. no major injuries reported. donald trump held his first
night with his home state primary about two weeks away. >> you remember during the debate when he started all ec lecturing me on new york values like we are no good. >> for his part ted cruz was also in new york on wednesday and received a mix reaction from voters in the bronx. and the attacks are heating up on the democratic race with hillary clinton challenging bernie sanders' preparedness to be president. sanders firing back with a list of reasons he thinks clinton is not qualified. a giant billboard in los angeles aimed at the church of scientology. there is an emotional personal story behind it. >> good morning. this family has tried nearly everything just to reach their
they called on the phone for years and turned away when tried to visit their work. they are hoping this billboard will help them reconnect. in the church of scientologies teachings describe the family as the building block of any society. the last time they spoke with their son michael was two years ago. >> said i never want to talk to you again. that's what they do. it's a cruel and vindictive organization. >> reporter: the jones who were members of the church say they are now victims of disconnecting, cut off from their children after being labelled suppressive people. >> scientology is not allowing
>> reporter: they rented a billboard on a busy street of los angeles appealing to my loved one in scientology, call me. in a statement the church said the billboard was promoting anti-religious hate and bigotry adding two people desperate for publicity. they say they are working on a documentary and wouldn't be the first time the church has been shown in an unflattering light. former er er describe dissect connecting. >> she said i have to disconnect from you. i was concentrating on smelling her hair, touching her skin.
planned to put up their billboard near scientology sites in hollywood but say contracts with two different advertisers were cancelled. >> i'm assuming that scientology -- >> reporter: they found this site with another company. other parents came out for the unveiling. >> i hope that eventually this toxic practice of disconnecting families ends cht. >> reporter: the family hoping the children see these words and hear their plea. >> we love you guys so much and miss you so much. >> and we won't stop fighting for you ever, ever. >> we love you. >> reporter: on this church of scientology website the church says there is no policy that requires church members to disconnect. the jones have said up their own
share their stories of being disconnected. >> thank you very much. in los angeles the police department just opened a criminal investigation against charlie sheen amid disturbing allegations. >> reporter: this morning police in los angeles confirm charlie sheen is under criminal investigation. his exfiance claiming he threatened her life. reports of an explosive secret audio recording. the national enquirer published what they say are quotes from the recording. sheen allegedly says she needs to be buried. now the l.a.p.d. has a search warrant. telling police she is in fear for her life. the parent company of the enquirer and radar online says
have no intention of complying. >> he is not being truthful and honest with the public and at the same time he is sounding like a very dangerous man. >> reporter: last year sheen revealed on "today" that he is hiv positive. >> have you told everyone of your sexual partners before you had a sexual encounter that you were hiv positive? >> yes, i have. >> no exception? >> no exception. >> reporter: in the audio conversation the unidentified woman seems to contradict sheen. last year scotty ross filed a civil suit against sheen alleging he was violent. sheen's manager tells nbc news i look forward to the l.a.p.d. looking into the audio tape and
charlie has suffered enough he says. hopefully we will see him back on tv making people laugh which is what he does best. let us get a check of the weather from al who is spending his morning at the white house. >> we are at the white house kitchen garden first planted by first lady michelle obama in 2009. over 55 varieties of plants. we will be talking about this a little later on. let's talk about big changes in weather. the best it will be in the east. near seasonable temperatures. temperatures close to average down through the south. as we get into the weekend a cold blast. temperatures 10 to 20 degree business low average. doesn't warm up until monday. out west a completely different story.
cool with showers in southern california. record breaking temperatures in the northwest and stays warm pretty much through the weekend. as you get down in southwestern arizona and parts of the southwest temperatures drop a bit but still al, thanks very much. raincoats needed today. showers are getting closer and closer to us. it will be a mild day. gusts over 40 miles an hour be prepared for that. leftover showers chilly in the low 40s. tomorrow, for the mets, it should be dry. hope they get it in. colder again saturday. cold rain will develop later in the afternoon. and wet snow in the evening. upper 40s but the sun returns by sunday. >> after we finish up here we will be getting on a plane looking at other schools around the country that are doing gardens.
to talk about her let's move initiative and life after the white house. we will have that interview tomorrow right here on "today" with first lady michelle obama. >> thanks. tweeting at you, al. >> she is happy you have an umbrella. >> that's nice to know that she is watching. >> peeking out the window at you. coming up your first look at the gilmore girls reboot. the new push to have food labels include the exercise needed to burn off the calories why do so many businesses rely on the us postal service? because when they ship with us, their business becomes our business. that's why we make more e-commerce deliveries to homes than anyone
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we are back with the new call to change the way our favorite foods are labelled. >> craig melvin has more on this. >> great britain's royal society is pushing for this. instead of reading calorie counts people can see how much they need to exercise to burn off the calories. the idea is designed to target obesity and has some people wondering how much you would exercise if this was the case. one can of soda, 26 minutes of walking. a chocolate bar, try biking for
how about a cinnamon roll? you might be on the treadmill for 40 minutes to burn off that one. hearing those numbers may make you drop that bag of chips and that is what some health experts are hoping for. >> people are very shocked when they look at the calories and what it means. >> reporter: listing the activity equivalent is a better way to fight obesity than just the calorie count alone according to a new paper just published. >> what we want to prompt people to do is to think differently. >> reporter: based on a survey of 2,000 adults it proposes labelling foods sold in grocery stores. it would be one big step beyond current nutrition fact. >> the simpler we can make it, the more it actually ends up doing good and impacting what people choose.
americans lose weight. one study found starbucks customers consumed 6% fewer calories when listed. researchers in new york found less than 10% of customers changed their orders when they saw calories on the menu. are consumers influenced by the numbers long term? >> they become used to them and ignore them. >> reporter: with two of three americans overweight everyone agrees changes need to be made label or not. we should point out this is a recommendation based on research and not yet an official proposal. not only could this deter people from eating junk food. people were three times more likely to do some sort of physical activity. >> i'm all for exercise. wouldn't it take different people different amounts of times to burn off the same amount of calories?
>> you eat a bag of doritos and it is like walk 25 minutes and for me it is like run the boston marathon. >> i'm not sure that big of a difference. >> you pointed out the idea that some of this seems to be based on folks who are completely sedentary. >> just waking up you burn calories. >> some people it would work more than others. >> i should not have shown up today. >> a conversation. it doesn't happen all that often. >> and we love you. coming up, simon, garfunkel and affleck.
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we are back at 7:50. >> i will do my best to keep this as pg. >> announced the plan to rename the law school in honor of scalia school of law. >> you have this one for the school of law. andy writing in. brett writing in, what degrees are they awarding? after realizing the mistake george mason university released a statement. the law school is a logical
the naming will be active pending approval. it was just too law. you can change it back but i think the kids who attend the law school have another name in mind. back to you. >> wow. ryan seacrest, why he says it could i love to take pictures that engage people and to connect us with the wonderment of nature. with the tiger image, the saliva coming off and you got this turning. that's why i need this kind of resolution and computing power. being able to use a pen like this on the screen directly with the image, it just gives me a different relationship to it and i can't do that on my mac.
the rid & run driver who killed a man in kweengs. queens. it lasted in astoria. investigators say the victim is a 45-year-old man his name has not been released. police are now looking for a dark-colored toyota that is believed to have a damaged windshield. police are also looking for a girl accused of establish a 13-year-old boy. the two had got into an argument before the attack. the boy was stabbed in the stomach is and expected to be okay. let's take a look at the commute. >> on the 7 trains, a slowdown, otherwise good. and l.i.e. eastbound remains closed for that accident investigation. but now we have westbound, a vehicle fire out by exit 39. two lanes shut down there. the westbound rubber necking from the accident, a big mess. you can see the northern state
you're going to have to leave yourself extra time and take local streets. back to you, darlene. today, rain heavy at times 59 the high tonight. 42, a leftover shower. tomorrow, brisk and coming up, a healthy beef alfredo. stay tuned. new york. 20 million people strong. no, we don't all look the same. we don't all sound the same either. but when we pull together we do the biggest things in the world. so when some say we can solve america's problems by building walls, banning people based on their religion, and turning against each other... well, this is new york. and we know better. i'm hillary clinton and i
close ryan seacrest opens up about what he will miss most. and the doctor is in. we will talk with the one and only mindy kaling. too legit to quit >> first time in new york city! >> all the way from jersey city to the "today" show. >> it's 8:00 on today. it is thursday, april 7, 2016. pretty day out on our plaza.
little bit. little breezy and that's the weather report. can you hear the music? that is tamron's throwback thursday song. >> great choice. >> it reminds me of our aerobics class, the one you used to teach. >> in the '90s. >> that's another story. we are spread out all over the place this morning. al is at the white house spending time at the garden with the first lady. natalie is at universal studios for the wizarding world of harry potter. >> so much excitement here. right behind me you see hogwart's express. it will be huge here for the
you never know who will appear. you know, yesterday there were people lining up here at the park starting at noon. for the first time at universal's history they had to stop selling tickets online. it is a sold out event here today but it will be huge and we have it all covered for you coming up in just a little bit. >> as you are waving that wand around you have been busy. you also sat down with ryan seacrest. let's go in to tamron with a look at the morning's headlines. >> the battle for new york is off to a spirited start as the presidential candidates vie for votes in the next big primary.
of 10,000 on long island and said ted cruz couldn't draw 100 supporters here. >> you remember that during the debate when he started lecturing me on new york values like we are no good. >> people of new york know what the values are, values of liberal democratic politicians like andrew cuomo, anthony weiner, elliot spitzer. >> despite trying to down play his new york value he says he supports american values shared by police officers, firefighters and others. democrat bernie sanders and hillary clinton are unleashing angriest attacks so far. clinton accused sanders of not doing his homework and talking about things he doesn't understand. sanders fired back that it is clinton who is not qualified to
he said through her superpack and criticized her for voting for the war in iraq. a recall of scarves sold under the ivanka trump brand saying the rayon scarves made in china don't meet standards. she said immediate action is being taken to resolve the issue. a child in china survived a frightening accident. the youngster falls from the back of a minivan as it speeds up through an intersection and then a car runs over that child. once they realize what is happening people get out of the van to try to rescue the van. the child appeared to be okay. police say no one even reported the accident and only learned
what is crazy about a month ago we had a similar story in china where a child fell out of the back of a van. >> i remember that now. >> need to tighten up some laws. we move on now to a 14-year-old girl from indiana whose hand written essay challenging a school assignment is going viral. >> hoda has the story. >> body image issues are not uncommon. when they received an assignment she felt would do more harm than good she decided to take matters into her own hands. her response is sparking conversation in schools across the country. >> star eighth grade softball player is swinging for fences on and off the field. >> i am just beginning to love my body like i should and i'm not going to let some outdated calculator and middle school gym
>> she slammed a homework assignment asking her to calculate her bmi as measure of her health. >> the response from an eighth grade girl has now gone viral. >> reporter: tessa hit a nerve as supporters cheered her on saying i wish i had her confidence and bravo. >> some girls in my class had been labelled obese and overweight when they really weren't including me. and i knew i wasn't obese. i just felt like she shouldn't be letting us feel that way about ourselves when it is totally inaccurate. >> reporter: tessa argued that body mass index doesn't distinguish between muscle, fat and bone so athletes could be labelled obese. health experts say she has a point. >> bmi is one small imperfect factor that you use when you assess someone's current health
it can be wrong in either direction when calculating someone's obesity. however, it is good that bmi is being talked about by the school because it is bringing attention to health and wellness. >> reporter: in a statement to nbc news the school says all of our students are taught healthy habits in an effort to provide a foundation for a healthy lifestyle. and that the question regarding bmi was part of a larger assignment. the school praised tessa for starting a positive conversation. like some teenage girls tessa is outspoken about her struggle with body image. >> i am really proud of her. >> i could stand to lose a couple pounds but i'm not necessarily obese. i make very healthy choices. shouldn't necessarily let one number define you. >> totally agree. tessa and her mom say her doctor deemed her perfectly healthy and she can pat herself on the back
could have an important impact. those numbers effect you. i remember clearly in sixth grade they had us lineup to stand on a scale and everyone was like i'm 89, no, ma'am 90. i was the only kid who was 101. at 51 years old i remember like you are over 100. i still remember how that made me feel. >> never mind you are a tall girl and the rest of it. >> thought provoking. coming up, man's best friend is on his worst behavior. ryan seacrest talks about his personal plans for the future. >> and special stand out.
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we don't actually eat them but have a burning sensation to get as close as possible. >> i always feel that sensation with other people's kids. >> you ever grit your teeth? i'm like they are so cute all day long. >> absolutely. >> you know what cures you? when they turn 14 and you go to soccer practice. one family shocked at the state of their home he is in a heap of trouble. look at the rest of the house. it is a mess. the dog got into the owner's calligraphy ink set and decided to walk around the entire house with ink stained paws. the series of photos have been
there was one room that the dog did not trash. any guesses? >> his room. >> the bedroom. one single paw print. the dog said i will really get in trouble. >> how much ink did they have? let's get a first look at the gilmore girls reboot and kids take on the musical hamilton. >> this week's entertainment weekly the first look at the reboot of gilmore girls. inside you find new photos. netflix will release four 90 minute episodes.
she can drive up, run in and shoot it. no release date from netflix. entertainment weekly does hit news stands this friday. we brought you sad ben affleck. the song of silence was played over it. it boosted the popularity of the song. that song has climbed to number 36 on youtube's global top 100. it is beating florida and the queen taylor swift. good for them. and the gala allows stars to take a stab at other musical numbers. three young boys performed a musical number. it was no challenge for these guys.
daddy doesn't need to know you're free to go look around, look around >> haven't had the good fortune to get tickets to see that show like many of you. al and his green thumb are at the white house in the kitchen garden with the umbrella still out. good morning again. >> they need about a good garden this size about 1,500 square feet needs about an inch of rain per week. we are on our way. that's the good news. let's show you what we have going on for today. a lot of wet weather here in the east and wet weather making its
southern california over the next 24 hours. heavier rain and lake effect snow, clipper coast snow around the great lakes. temperatures stay moderate here in the east. nice and toasty through the gulf coast into the southwest. pacific northwest record highs today and the rest of the country looking for the wet weather to be really pretty much concentrated in the northeast and heavy rain up al, thanks very much. rain not here in the city yet, but it's mild. low 50s across long island, down the jersey shore. first showers making their way across suffolk county right windy, as well. couple showers tonight. brisk, chilly tomorrow. dry, 50. 40 on saturday. back to sunshine but chilly on
>> that's it from here. i'm about to hop on a plane with first lady michelle obama to look at great school gardens as part of her let's move initiative and have that interview with michelle obama tomorrow morning on "today." guys, back to you. >> looking forward to it, al. tonight the 15th and final american idol "american idol" will be crowned. >> the show launched careers of music stars like kelly clarkson and carrie underwood. caught up with someone who has been there for all of it, host ryan seacrest. >> good morning. it is going to be an emotional night for ryan seacrest. he has been there from the start. the show that made him a star and so many others. and it helped him launch a media empire.
>> i'm focussed on having fun with you. >> reporter: to the red carpet to that famous opening line. >> this is "american idol." >> reporter: 41-year-old ryan seacrest has become a pop culture icon. >> this is "american idol" for the last time. >> reporter: we sat down with him on the idol stage days before the final episode ever. >> this has been my home for 15 years. it will be impossible for me to not get emotional at that finale. >> the race to our finale continues. >> reporter: his famous co-stars say he is the show's secret stop. >> i thought he is in charge around him. without him this does not run. >> reporter: you as the host, you are sort of the glue that holds it all together. do you think you have been given
>> i think i have been given plenty of credit. i realize and i remember when i had none of it. >> reporter: this is ryan then, a precocious kid growing up in suburban atlanta obsessed with music and radio. he dropped out of college to move to l.a. what do you think was the key to your success into getting this? >> i waslf make it in broadcasting somehow. so when i got here i thought i am not going back there and saying that i failed. i'm going to do exactly what they thought i would do. >> reporter: today he runs an empire, radio, tv shows and a clothing line earning him a reported $60 million last year. >> do you worry he is pushing too hard.
success hasn't changed their son. he still vacations with them. >> my family and i are very close. my mother is still my mother. she says put your phone away at dinner. >> reporter: this fall he will be man of honor at his sister's wedding. his family still hoping he will find the one. >> he is a busy guy and mind is always going and needs someone to calm him. >> reporter: these days ryan's calm is hiking in the hollywood hills with his black lab. >> this is the woman in my life. she does everything i ask. >> reporter: seriously, how is a guy like you so single? >> i have several flaws. i'm a short guy. i'm not that athletic. i work a little bit. if i don't shift my priorities a little bit i will die before i
i do want kids. >> reporter: how many? >> let's start with one. >> reporter: ryan's love of kids led to his seacrest foundation. it builds state-of-the-art radio studios at children's hospitals across the country. we were there as ryan r: d of idol will bring new beginnings. >> nothing will replace this but i'm looking forward to the
>> reporter: ryan says he doesn't know what his next tv venture will be after the summer olympics but he is always keeping busy. as for the finale of idol they are bringing back every winner from the past 15 seasons. you can be sure to see some familiar faces in the judges, as well. >> you are doing the ultimate multi tasking. you have the profile of ryan seacrest and in the wizarding world of harry potter, as well. >> reporter: what is it without the stars. i have butter beer. i have evana lynch here. here is to new beginnings, books and movies may be over. we have this opening up. it is exciting. >> absolutely. a new home. exciting now home of this.
>> good morning, everybody. 8:26. 54 degrees out on this thursday morning. it is april 7th. i'm darlene rodriguez. in the news this morning, a group of parents will speak out today about their class action lawsuit against the new york city department of education. the suit claims not enough is schools. the suit also accuses of retaliating against students who report violence. take a look at the morning commute, here's lauren skala. >> thanks, darlene. delays in both directions on the 7 train. let's start with good news after that. long island expressway finally reopened by exit 41. it's been shut down for at least four and a half, five hours. delays are starting to ease there. heading over to deegan, closure by west 230th street. avoid the deegan in both directions.
96th to 94th because of that fire. back to you, darlene. >> thanks. today rain, heavy at times, 59 is the high. tonight 42 with a leftover shower possible. tomorrow brisk, chilly, high of 50. coming up on the "today" show, alyssa milano. all across america families are coming back to time warner cable for a whole new experience. pwe came back for internet speeds so fast even the kids are impressed. oh she's impressed.
>> everybody stepped out in their harry potter. we partnered with universal studios for a special sweepstakes. the prize includes round trip air fare. runs through april 13th. go to today.com to enter. i have mindy kaling in the house celebrating mid season return of
the mindy project. she looks amazing. >> we'll see you in a minute. fettucini alfredo may sound like the diet destroyer but not in the hands of this chef. we will get a little dessert in there, too. >> dylan has moved in for a little weather for al. >> al stepped out.
we are talking about the weekend and maybe snow in the northeast especially through the great lakes on friday. we could see some accumulating snow with temperatures in 30s and 40s. rain moves into the southwest. stays damp on saturday but in the northeast temperatures will be bitter cold in the 30s and 40s. we could see a wintry mix with accumulating snow. we could see snow fly in new york city and into hartford. we are going to lose that wintry mix. temperatures 40s still hanging on to snow. rain through chicago and st. louis and more rain out in thanks, dylan. looking at a wind advisory for monmouth, ocean county, nassau, suffolk county. look for this to continue into the early evening hours.
right now showers eastern long island, heavier out to the west and isolated thunderstorm going to push in during the midday hours. be prepared for that. leftover shower tonight, low 40s. 50s tomorrow. rain saturday, could mix to late snow late in the day. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> i am here with one of my all-time favorite guests mindy kaling keeping busy. her show expected to return next week on hulu. you see mindy dealing with changes in her relationship after she and her boyfriend have a baby. >> i don't want to have another baby. >> i don't like when you say things like that. >> he is a baby. >> when i was 7 i was speaking full sentences. >> i cannot get into another big fight with you before the wedding. i want to wait until we are
>> good morning to you. a cliff hanger because at the end of where we left mindy was trying to decide what to do. is it all wrapped up in a bow? >> we will get some answers but it won't be me. that's not my style. >> that's not the mindy we know. >> there is going to be like -- she loves drama. i think she is one of the people who thinks she doesn't like it but secretly does. it is super funny. seth myers is in our premiere. >> he just tweeted and said i'm coming on as a completely different character. he was in the first season playing a role. >> he played an architect eating
>> he is playing himself. when i think of the show it is all about mindy being a single girl in new york and has an interesting hot mess of a dating life. did you have trepidation of take ag different turn and now she is a mom? is this going to make the series better? am i going into dangerous territory here? >> i think we sometimes are a little unfair about the way we portray mothers that they can't have sexy and fun lives when my friends who have kids their lives have gotten funnier and more interesting. so many moms, single moms who have interesting funny dating lives. tv viewers want to see that and often are not presented with it. i thought it would be fun to explore it. it made the show funnier. >> i go to bed at 8:00 and wake up at 3:00 a.m. i want to put up a cover.
how cool was that? >> she is so funny and cool. it was such an honor to be able to hang out with her. >> the article refers to you as everyone's bfr. what does that mean? >> bfr? i hope it is not insulting. >> i think it is nice. don't you speak millennial? >> you are making me feel ancient. >> i don't know what it is. >> it sounded good. >> i hope it is something pleasant. >> i'm sure the internet will tell us. you put up a very cute picture of you and b.j. novak who we know you guys from your office days. you are like 25 in that picture right? >> i look like i was just born and he looks exactly the same.
>> it is fun to look at the pictures. when you look at that and think i was just starting out in this business now and now you are a show runner. >> i'm still in my early 20s. how did i manage to do that? >> a couple of seconds so i want to talk about the elephant in the room. everyone knows that you have a big crush on willie geist. >> i would like to think it is reciprocated. >> you discussed having love for carson. just a couple of paddles here. there they are. >> look at them. >> who would you rather be stuck on an overcrowded island with? >> i think carson because he has really good stories. >> who would you cast as your love i the mindy project? >> willie is eight feet tall and makes me feel tiny. >> who would win a physical
>> come on. >> that is so true. you have given birth. >> who do you think is a better dancer? >> got to say -- >> and finally who would you rather receive a half hearted two minute shoulder rub from? >> carson. >> willie, you got some work to do. >> guys, come over. >> he's out. >> no, willie! >> thank you so much. back with kathie lee and hoda. and the mindy project premieres next tuesday on hulu. >> turn the cameras off. >> zoom in. coming up next your inside look at the wizarding world of
harry potter fans, a lot to celebrate with the grand opening of the wizarding world of harry potter. >> crowds will soon raise butter beers to toast. >> good morning. >> good morning to you guys. the harry potter books have sold over 400 million copies. the movies grossed nearly $8 billion. the enchanter world comes to life once again right here at the wizarding world of harry potter. al and i got to check it out. >> are you ready to become wizards?
>> welcome. makers of fine wands since 382 b.c. what is your name? >> al. >> no two wands are the same. a wand of oak 16 1/2 inches long. it is dark in here. would you brighten things up by illuminating the tip of the wand. >> what did you do, al? >> i blew another forecast. >> it is the wand that chooses the wizard. what is not always so clear is why. i wonder. and your name? lana. >> a wand of willow. >> wow.
>> perfect fit. off you go. >> i use that wand to ask for more allowance. >> reporter: she wasn't the only one. >> magical chocolate frogs. >> reporter: after wizarding and magical chocolate. >> who doesn't want butter beer? time for a ride. a little roller coaster. make sure it is -- >> they're never coming back. >> that was fun. >> reporter: then into the labyrinth. >> to become a real wizard you must go to hogwarts castle. watch out for the dementors. al, you are going to leave us? >> i'm going to meet you on the
>> glasses on. >> we made it. >> what do you say we go to honey dukes? >> ear wax, vomit. >> what did you get? i think he got vomit. >> it was a bit of candmonium. >> we had such a great time we have to let everybody know. >> let's send them back home. >> delivered by owl. >> we came, we saw, we wizarded. >> it's all here at the wizarding world of harry potter hollywood. let's go. >> magical. >> so i hear the owl post is a little bit like the snail mail. you apparently didn't get the letters we sent from here.
what is on its way in just a couple of minutes hope opening the doors to the crowds here wizarding world of harry potter. you see lots of muggles and people excited for the occasion. i have to tell you it is like being on a hollywood set appropriately enough. >> it looks like fun. >> bring back some butter beer. >> bring back some beer. >> it's a sugar rush. >> bring two. coming up next we will help you put your best face forward with home remedies to restore
i like when we can create products with stuff hanging around the kitchen. >> we have a grape fruit mask. what you want to do is add in something that will exfoliate. here is grape fruit juice and sour cream. >> just stuff you buy at the store. >> and egg whites. if you mix this up nicely you can then create a mask that you can apply to the skin. the purpose of this mask would be to lightly exfoliate off the skin. >> you want it a little slippery. the sour cream will make it stick on. you can see it will start to harden on her face because there are acids in the sour cream which will lightly exfoliate. leave this on for about five
warm water and apply a moisturizer and you will be in great shape. >> time to get the feet out. what do you recommend? >> this is strawberries. it will allow the skin to exfoliate and peel away dry dead skin. you can apply it to the feet. i'm going to come over here. >> you blend strawberries. you can apply this to the top of the feet, sides of the feet. leave it on for ten minutes and then rinse it off. this will help soften calluses. >> might want to put a towel down for that one. allergy season.
you can put them in warm water to soften them and allow active ingredients. dip it in cold water. ring it out which creates the tea and allows the bag to take the active ingredient and apply it to the eye. leave it soaking there. it will help with inflammation. the caffeine constricts the blood vessels. cucumbers after the tea bags or instead of. this has vitamins. it is cooling. >> then you can make a salad. last but not least. >> here is just some great antisun burn products. if you get a bad sun burn mix milk-and-water. 50
if you get a bad sun burn trying to get rid of red you can mix oatmeal with honey and honey is antiseptic. a little olive oil for moisture and apply it to the skin. this is very soothing. there are lots of oatmeal products on the market. this is inexpensive way. leave it on until the sensation stops, wash it off and you are set. >> if this segment made you
>> our flavors are garlic, olive oil. first we start on our sauce. i roasted beets with a little olive oil. instead of heavy cream we are using cashews. if you want to add water that will make a silky cream sauce. i will add caramelized onio our secret ingredient. blend it for two >> misinformation. let's get going. >> we are going to make -- you're not going to taste the
>> it is your own. >> this is great because with traditional you feel tired after because it is heavy. this is light and energizing. >> after you put it in the food processor -- >> we will pulse it for texture. you want texture. it will come out like this and we will add our chives. this gives it a little bit of crunch. i like to fold those in giving it extra flavor. >> how is this going down stairs? >> it's so good. >> mindy, what do you think? >> it's delicious. >> generally speaking vegan recipes you go yum. >> i really like this. >> you are mixing the sauce in with the fettucini. >> just a fun way to make
you can serve this to kids. what we will do is serve some up. i will let you try them. >> this is going to be -- >> it looks messy but you just have to go for it. let me top you off with cheese and fresh basil. no dairy, no cream, no cheese. super light. >> we have coconut truffles. everyone loves them. >> this is really good. really good.
coming up performa live, this is news 4 new york now. >> good morning, deegan expressway has been clear in the bronx, but there's heavy traffic. an accident investigation shut down part of the long island expressway for mos blocked. check of the weather, rain heavy at times. 59 is the high tonight. 42 with a leftover shower. tomorrow, brisk, chilly, high of
another big crowd out on the plaza. we love all the people
who turn out. there is a reason perhaps so many people are here today. al on assignment. we are going to talk to natalie in a minute. our house band today is cheap trick. they will perform live in just a bit. >> you love them. >> i love this song. this makes you want to hop around and sing along. i absolutely love this song. >> sold more than 20 million albums, performed more than 5,000 shows over the years and have a new album out called bang zoom crazy hello. they are going to do another show with kathie lee and hoda. >> all of that success led to
they have been working hard for this. speaking of music, after 15 seasons tonight is the last ever "american idol." series finale. it is over. in honor of throwback thursday we thought it would be cool to look back at early auditions from biggest winners who have gone on to be huge stars. season one winner kelly clarksonin "at last". my love has come along my lonely days are over and life is like a song at last >> you know right away. >> to think she started there and then just sky rocketed. >> she is from burleson, texas,
>> the pride of burleson. since that win kelly has released seven albums, over $17 million in album sales. >> and cutest baby ever. >> carrie underwood has a cute baby. she sang in 2005 "i can't make you love me" i can't make you love me if you don't you can't make your heart feel something that it won't here in the dark these final hours >> great song. she was in town last week and i missed both shows. >> i ran into her in our building in makeup. and she said hi tamron. i had a complete physical
>> she didn't know my name at the grammy's. >> both of our stories are better than his. he missed here. >> we won. >> carey's win was 2005. she has won seven grammys. 12 academy of country music awards. original three judges. the final three judges tonight comes down to a couple of contestants both from mississippi. big performances from ay one. you look at the growth of artists and then ryan with frosted tips. >> you think about jennifer hudson who lost idol but went on
fantasia, clay aiken who ran for office. you think about what this -- >> amazing. >> big finale. >> earlier craig melvin was on talking about the new idea, food labels. basically -- >> there is a reason i have a coca-cola. >> a coke and a smile. >> on the label we are drinking this coke. you get it in a bottle. rather than just the traditional calorie count it would have the amount of exercise you would need to do to burn off that soda. so if this were in a can on the can it would say run 15 minutes. it wouldn't say it, you read it. run for 15 minutes. you have to bike for 23 minutes or swim for 13 minutes.
change your diet decision? >> i have a strong opinion on this. i think there are a certain number of calories that you need to live. it's not like if i drink this i have to run. if i only drink this today then i would probably not gain weight by the end of the day because of calories i burn by living. >> i used to say that in my 30s and then i said who stole my body. >> i probably wouldn't eat much else the rest of the day. >> most of us you wouldn't forego other meals. ideally you say i'm going to eat healthy. you have the big mac. for dinner you end up splurging. i now log my meals. i'm stunned how much i eat that i forget. i have this app my fitness pal.
for the day i can't remember half of it. almost all things i can't remember are fatty things. >> your mind tuned them out. >> i never read the label on food. i don't know what they mean. is that bad? i love a good old fashioned american coca-cola. >> and you know what goes good with coke, butter beer? >> especially out in hollywood. are you guys harry potter fans? >> we hung out at the park. >> it's incredible. >> they sold more than 400 million copies world wide. harry potter is huge. guess who is out there. natalie morales. celebrating all things harry potter. how is it going out there? >> it is amazing. exciting new chapter here opening day for the wizarding
universal studios hollywood. the muggles are swarming. they are ready to come in. i have real life wizards here. we has to be exciting every time you see the love and how much people flock to you guys and to see this opening up once again here, tell me about that. >> it is exciting. thousands of ravenous muggles. very exciting. >> the best part seeing the new fans come into it who haven't experienced it. it is more familiar to us. when you see people who are brand new to it that is pretty fun. >> new generations. my kids have grown up with the books and movies. so many generations will continue to enjoy that with the opening day here. they have a chance to have it come to life. you are a super fan.
wrote letters. is that right? you had to convince your parents to let you audition for the part? >> that is kind of all i did. just loved it. just really felt -- i like that they were weirdoes. they have this magical world where they belong. >> empowering message. people come up to you and think that you are evil. >> most people read between the lines. >> you are such a nice guy. >> came in and gave me a big hug. >> i think he is hesitant. >> as long as you have the cape on you are good. >> it's exciting. i know you have a busy day helping us open the gates here. it is going to happen all very soon. i'll send it back to you.
in a few minutes. >> i was at universal orlando and we did diagon alley. it is the most popular thing there. >> the dragon there that blows out the fire is crazy. >> they have the whole world out there, too. what is happening outside? >> rain in the stormy day ahead. rain pick up through late morning to the midday hours. thunderstorms embedded, too. dry for tomorrow, brisk and chilly. by the time we get to the weekend, more of a wintery feel. 59 today, milder day, wet at times. few leftover showers, 42 tonight, 54 tomorrow with sun and clouds and gusty breeze. 40 with rain and wet snow saturday. back to sunshine, upper 40s sunday.
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this week the designers are challenged to create a sporty look and alyssa holds no punches. >> tell us. >> i generally think that athleisure can go high fashion. i decide today make a super feminine dress. >> if i showed up to a game in this dress i would be ridiculed top to bottom. >> this girl loves that dress. >> thank you. >> so much fun. >> i feel like i'm meeting my best friend. >> that is so lovely. >> thank you so much. >> it's like you have been a part of the fabric of our lives for such a long time and now this new side of you. >> i'm like the eternal cousin. which i like. i like that because i think it
normal life even though i have been in the public eye for such a lung time ong time. it is not uncomfortable going outside. >> you are so good on this show because this is your wheelhouse. you do fashion. i was joking with you that sports fans, women around the world thank you for giving them something to wear with the partnerships with the leagues. is this a blast for you? >> tonight's episode is super special because it is the touch challenge. the winning design goes into my fall collection. it's very exciting to be on the show and then to have a challenge based around your clothing line. it's great. it's like a dream come true. >> i love fashion. >> this show, my mom and grand mother were designers. my grand mother was a milliner
so i was always around fashion and my mom was always cutting patterns in the garage. i just love clothes. i try to judge the show like that, not like a fashion insider because isaac and georgeena are amazing at that. i want to represent that person at home like i would never wear that. >> this designer believes what they presented is hot and you have to tell them not so much. >> it is definitely hard. the good thing about all stars is that they have been through it before with regular project run way. they know the competition is hard. they know it will be rough. so that takes a little bit of the pressure off of us. and i think it allows the designer to forget about the game aspect of the show and really design beautiful clothes. >> you do have such a great eye for fashion.
trip down memory lane. >> i can't promise anything. let's take a look at our first one here. >> there it is. >> look at the hair. >> it's all just -- it looks like i have on football shoulder pads under that jacket. >> do you remember your hair like that? >> yeah, i guess because there are so many pictures of it. i don't remember actually ever doing it. it must have been a production doing that hair. >> that is very cute. >> but come on. who tucks in a sweater? >> this is people were surprised when you took your hair short. i have been doing that for a lot of years. i grew up in the '80s on camera. it's like the most embarrassing fashion era ever and i had to do it in front of millions of people.
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the magic has begun here at the wizarding world of harry potter. the conductor just arriving and pretty soon he will be welcoming the crowds into the gates of universal studios newest attraction here, the wizarding world of harry potter. >> please welcome the president of universal studios hollywood. >> wow. it's incredible to see all of you here at universal studios hollywood this very early morning. thank you for joining us as we make history. you look great.
moment for the past five years and it is pretty clear to see how everyone's very hard work has paid off. two nights ago the uncomparable john williams and l.a. fill armonic orchestra were here to help us illuminate hogwarts castle in the most spectacular way. this morning we are here to officiate the grand opening of the wizarding world of harry potter at universal studios hollywood. [ applause ] i would like to thank the extraordinary behind the scenes leadership team who have made this incredible experience come to life. it has been a remarkable journey together. let's give it up for tom williams universal parks and resorts and kevin, chairman and ceo of warner brothers. once again, thank you all for
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best known for playing detective on the series "the wire". in more than 30 films and dozens more tv shows over his three decade career. one of my favorite dance moves ever. >> he played embattled judge in the middle of ugly fight for confirmation to the supreme court. >> good to see you. >> this is my "today" show debut. >> we hung out many other times outside the show. >> for me this is new. >> how many times do you get called bunk? >> every day of my life. >> someone says bunk.
it will be the first line of my obituary. >> we can spend the next hour talking about the wire but we will talk about confirmation. you play justice thomas. i love what you said that you found similarities with yourself to him in real life. what did you find? >> that was the epiphany, it is how much we have in common. our politics may not be the same but five generations african-american family in the south, putting a premium on education. hat that is what his family was about. my grand father said can't.
that sense of urgency when it comes to education and the resiliency. >> the phenomenon with o.j. series people believe they know the story. but this proves we do not even though we were glued to our television. >> we know the justice as a public figure. we don't know him as a personal figure. the door that openned it up for me is a line where he said i deny these allegations but if there is something that i said or did that professor hill found offensive i am truly sorry. that meant to me he was going through some personal reflection. so really this is a moment in a man's life at the pinnacle of his career where he is about to rise to the highest seat in his profession where there is a challenge. he is about to lose something that he worked his whole life for. that is a personal conflict that has nothing to do with politics.
claiming not enough is being done to curb violence in school, depriving kids to the right of a public education. also accuses officials for retaliating against students who report violence. a bill to restrict costume characters on times square, designating a specific zone. checking the weather, rain, heavy at times, 59 for the high, tonight 42, leftover shower possible. tomorrow, brisk, chilly high of 50, saturday rain, possible wet snow, 40, sunday sunny, though, 48. coming up on the "today" show, bobby thomas brings you looks that will keep you cute and covered during spring showers.
>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> there better not! hey, everody! it's thirsty thursday. it's april 7th and we're celebrating a very big day around here. we celebrate something all of the time. >> this is extra big. >> what day is it, hodi? >> it is our eighth anniversary.