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couple of icy patches here or there as temperatures drop below freezing. freeze watches in effect tomorrow night. clouds and sun mix. low 50s cold tonight in 30s. the "today" show is coming up next. that's what's happening "today in new york." good morning. new york state of mind. candidates from both parties turn their full attention to the empire state, as the battle for its all-important delegates rages on. this morning, our interview with hillary clinton, as she opens up about charges she's not qualified to be president, party in-fighter and the e-mail investigation. >> at some point between now and the election, and they say this, they say this, that they will get to see hillary clinton in handcuffs. >> oh, my goodness.
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political walk based on your private e-mail server. >> plus, bernie sanders joins us live for a special town hall, taking questions from the plaza and from you at home. in mourning. an emotional vigil held for a murdered freshman at the university of texas. her body found on campus. police launching a massive hunt for this suspect. with thousands of students on edge. road hogs. swarms of dirt bike and atv riders taking over the streets and tormenting drivers. >> knuckle heads, nitwits, clowns, whatever you want to call them. and masters meltdown. ernie els missing putt after putt after putt after putt after putt from just a few feet away. the historically bad start at augusta, making all average golfers feel a little bit better
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. big crowd outside for our bernie sanders town hall. just make one more mention of what happened at augusta yesterday. that. >> what's the mental dialogue, when you have to try and try and the little white ball won't get in? >> we call it the yips, savannah. it's a four-letter word in golf. politics is our top story with the presidential race and the candidates here in new york. we are welcoming democratic presidential hopeful bernie sanders to the plaza for an exclusive town hall this morning. also, matt goes one-on-one with his opponent, hillary clinton. first, hallie jackson has the latest on the campaign trail
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>> morning. typically, we're talking about the republican war of words. this morning, it's the democrats whose tone is getting nastier. escalating on that side of the aisle as gop challengers battle itmobbed at a bakery, ted cruz trying to break bread with new yorkers and break through on donald trump's home turf. >> september and october and it is trump versus hillary, and i would say, look, the first thing we'd do is weep. >> reporter: trailing both his rivals here, cruz hopes to keep trump from a clean sweep by peeling off delegates in places like upstate. no regrets, he says, about hitting trump for his, quote, new york values. >> not remotely. everyone in new york and outside of new york knows exactly what i meant by that. >> do you know what he means by that? >> he doesn't have a clue about new york values. i used to be a democrat and now i'm a republican, just so i can vote for trump.
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trail, hunkered down in his home thursday. skipping up an event. staff say they may not get as many delegates as they once predicted. trump is promoting a new top adviser, while picking up backup from rudy giuliani, as congressman peter king adds this. >> any new yorker who even thinks of voting for ted cruz should have their head examined. >> reporter: after months of signs of a growing republican rift, it's the democrats now with their own drama. that race taking its nastiest tone yet. bernie sanders shifting strategy to tougher talk, questioning hillary clinton's qualifications after, he says, she started it. >> it was said after she and her campaign said that i was unqualified. if people attack me, we will respond respond. >> it's a silly thing to say, but i'm going to trust the voters of new york who know me and have voted for me three times. >> reporter: clinton reminding
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laughing after a struggle with her subway card in the bronx. but in philadelphia, a different mood. her husband campaigning there, clashing with black lives matter protesters. >> i don't know how you'd characterize the gang leaders who got 13-year-old kids hopped up on crack and sent them out on the street to murder other african-american children. maybe you thought they were good citizens. she didn't. she didn't. you are defending the people who killed the lives you say matter. tell the truth. >> bill clinton visibly fired up there. hillary clinton still has the big delegate lead but she could face an uphill battle picking up people who support bernie sanders. 1 in 4 saying they wouldn't support hillary clinton in a general election. >> hallie, thank you. we met up with secretary
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on thursday and had a candid conversation about where the race stands. >> when you look at the calendar, april 19th, would you imagine this would be anything but a finish line, and it's kind of turned into a fire wall? >> you know, matt, i said from the very beginning, this is going to be a tough contest all the way through. and i did it because i remember '08. you know, i went the distance with then-senator obama. that's the way primaries develop. whoever it is that is going to make it through the preliminaries, the debates, the early contests, you're going to keep moving. i said to everyone, you know, new york is going to be a place where i'm going to fight hard because i feel so strongly about it. i never expected anything else. >> but it means so much more right now because you have lost 7 of the last 8 contests. and you can tell how much is at stake because the exchanges between you and senator sanders are heating up. you talked about him.
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you said, i think he hadn't done his homework. i think he's been talking for more than a year about things he obviously hadn't really studied or understood. do you think in some ways that senator sanders proposed some things early in this campaign that he didn't think he would stick around long enough to actually have to defend? >> you'll have to ask him. what i was referring to there was the very long interview that he did with the new york daily news. i think a lot of people were quite taken aback, that on key issues, that he has been promoting during the entire campaign -- >> breaking up banks. >> breaking up banks, foreign policy issues. that he did have some questionable questions. look, that's fair game. i've been in the bright, hot spotlight for a long time. i understand how that works. i feel good about where the campaign is. we have a big popular vote lead, about 2.5 million over senator sanders. we have a significant delegate
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at the end of the day, that's what's going to matter. >> he heard what you said. whether you intended it to be cutting or biting or not, he said this, about you in terms of whether you're qualified to be president. i know you've heard this. i don't think you're qualified if you get $15 million from wall street for your super pac. i don't think you're qualified if you voted for the disastrous war in iraq and if you support trade agreements that cost millions of jobs to americans. you don't have to read between the lines there. he came right out and said he doesn't think you're qualified to be president. >> well, that'll be up to the voters of new york and the other states that will be passing judgment in the weeks ahead. i think it's kind of a silly statement, but he's free to say whatever he chooses. >> is he qualified to be president? >> here's what i believe. i believe that voters will be looking at both of us, but i will take bernie sanders over donald trump or ted cruz any
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they pose real threats to our values, to groups of americans, some very large groups like women. so many people are hearing what's going on in the republican side and wondering, what is this about? how can we tolerate it? >> i want to get to that. but has senator sanders, in your opinion, said or done anything during the course of this campaign or during the course of his career in the senate that disqualifies him from being president of the united states? >> i never said that about him. >> i know. i'm asking. >> i know. i never said that about him. his response to me was a misrepresentation of what i've said. also, kind of a historic amnesia. on all those issues, he support supported president obama. he supported joe biden as our vice president candidate. he supported john kerry when he ran. each one of them has, according to him, not been qualified. but i think in the heat of the campaign, people say lots of things. i want to stay focused on the issues. there are contrasts between us,
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>> wisconsin was earlier in the week. i want to talk to you not about the results but some of the information that we received in exit polling. some of these things keep repeating after certain contests. bernie sanders got 82% of the votes from people under the age of 30. 89% of people said they thought bernie sanders was basically honest. 58% said that about you. this struck me. you are running to become perhaps a historic candidate. >> right. >> perhaps the first woman to be elected president. if you look at wisconsin, you basically split the women's vote with senator sanders. when you lay in bed at night, how do you get your arms around that? >> i just think about it from a much broader perspective. i lost wisconsin to senator obama by a bigger margin. i knew i would have a tough fight going in. i actually came out very pleased with the number of delegates i
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and i am absolutely confident, matt, if i'm so fortunate to secure the democratic nomination, we will unify the democratic party, all parts of it. i know that young people have been really caught up in senator sanders' campaign, and i think that's terrific. the more young people we can bring into the process, particularly, into the democratic primary process, the better. >> let me share some conversations i've had with republicans. if i say to somebody on the republican side, aren't you nervous about what's happening with this campaign and this division and what might happen at the convention, do you know what i hear a lot? they are clinging to the hope that the way they'll be able to deal with that is that at some point between now and the election -- and they say this. they say this -- that they will get to see hillary clinton in handcuffs. >> oh, my goodness. >> there will be a political turf walk based on your private e-mail server. >> i know they live in that
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they've got a mess on their hands on the republican side. that is not going to happen. there is not even the remotest chance that it's going to happen. look, they've been after me, as i say, for 25 years. they have said things about me repeatedly that have been proven to be not only false but kind of ridiculous. >> but you're a lawyer. how do you see this ending? do you think the fbi and the justice department write you a letter and say, it was a misunderstanding. we're sorry. carry on. >> we're certainly going to carry on. it's a security review. it is a security review. there are lots of those that are conducted in our government all the time. you don't hear about most of them. you hear about this one because, you know, it does involve me. so that's why it gets so much attention. but i will tell you, sitting here in the bronx, in this cafe, we're moving forward. the republican's fondest wishes will not be fulfilled.
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predicting mood, you're sitting in new york. famously in 1969, a guy named joe nameth made a prediction. we will win the super bowl. will you declare right now that, guarantee me, you will win the new york primary on april 19th. >> i never make predictions but i'm feeling really good it'll happen. but we have a lot of work to do. that's what i'm doing every day. >> confident but not the swagger of joe nameth in 1969. >> appreciate how you got to reference in there. the full interview on today.com. in the next half hour -- next hour, actually, we'll hear from senator sanders. he'll join us live for a special town hall out on our plaza. also this morning, a surprise visit to iraq by secretary of state, john kerry. kerry is meeting with iraq's prime minister and other top officials, as coalition forces make military gains against isis fighters. kerry made the unannounced stop
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persian gulf allies. his trip coincides with the pentagon considering more small military outposts to help iraqi forces as they prepare to retake mosul. firefighters in oklahoma are still struggling to control a wildfire that's consumed more than 57,000 acres. dry vegetation and 50 miles per hour winds are fueling the flames in the northwest part of the state. oklahoma's governor declared state of emergency a little earlier this week. more than 200 firefighters battled the blaze from the ground and the air. this morning, the fire is about 20% contained. now to what might be a landmark moment for the catholic church. this morning, pope francis issued a papal document focused on marriage and family life. here is anne thompson with the report. >> reporter: whether it is blessing an ohio girl slowly going blind or today's massive
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the top of pope francis' agenda. in the joy of love, he acknowledges what long married people know. sexual dede sire will change. there is no way we'll feel the same throughout all of life. and tells couples to renew devotion. putting on paper the kind of personal touch that is a hallmark of francis' papacy. what's not here, any change in church teaching on the hot-button issue of divorce and remarriage. he writes, divorce and remarried catholics shouldn't feel excommunicated and should be able to live and grow in the church. he doesn't say they can receive communion, an omission that may disappoint some. on the issue of gays and lesbians, he urges compassion, but little more. from the pope, surprising parenting advice.
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time he says sexuality is trivialized. comes down hard on helicopter parents. saying obsession is not education. telling them to back off so their kids can learn to face challenges. the pope admits no family is permit per perfect perfect, but it is worth striving for that ideal. for "today", anne thompson, nbc news, new york. back from his travels, al is here with the first check of the weather. it says, possible snowstorm. >> i don't know if i'd say snowstorm, but we could be looking at flakes. we're going to watch this carefully. we've got a clipper that's coming out of the plains. it's bringing snow already from minneapolis, green bay. chicago, you're seeing an icy mix right now. it'll move quickly. the next 48 hours, we see the heaviest snow back through cleveland. also the mountains of west virginia. but as you can see, we've got enough snow that we can see 2 to 4 inches throughout pennsylvania. philadelphia, you may pick up snow.
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i don't think it'll be a big deal. the bigger deal is going to be the cold. we've got 105 million people under some sort of freeze watch and warning, from des moines, iowa, to washington, d.c., and down into the carolinas. this cold air is going to be coming in. look at the temperatures. we drop down to 30 on saturday. buffalo, 44, charleston. new york city, bottoming out by 42. sunday, temperatures moderate a bit. james drove his rav4 hybrid, unaware death was lurking. what? he was challenged by a team of lumberjacks. let's do this. he would drive them to hard knocks canyon, where he would risk broken legs, losing limbs, and slipping and dying. not helping. but death would have to wait. james left with newfound knowledge, a man's gratitude, and his shirt. how far will you take the all-new rav4 hybrid?
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a breeze, 44 in the see it. 42 white plains. upper 30s north and west. with the wind it feels colder than that. the first pitch temperature, the met open against the phills at 1:10. breaks of sunshine today. that's the way we think it plays out with a high of 52. the seven-day forecast shows tomorrow some rain and snow showers pushing across the area. and a light, slushy accumulation maybe west of town, 30 tomorrow night. upper 40s with sun for sunday, and then more wet weather but milder late monday/tuesday. that's your latest weather. matt? >> as a golfer, i take a sigh and say, let's go back to the video we showed at the top of the show. ernie els, it can only be described as a meltdown at the hole at the masters. the four-time major champion with a nightmare start to the tournament. he missed five putts all within three feet of the hole. he would normally make these
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he finally tapped in the big ease er opener hole in masters history. can i say, he's one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. your heartbreaks when you see something like that. >> i thought you were going to call for a moment of silence. >> what is going through his mind? >> thinking, can i fit in that hole? can i crawl in that hole and get out of here? you just want to disappear. it's terrible. everybody had it happen. >> we're good enough to show it again and again. still to come, we'll take a turn and talk about the growing number of all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes creating havoc on city streets. crackdowns being launched across the country. one of the country's largest universities rocked by a campus murder of a freshman dance major. police trying to track down this unidentified man they say is the suspect. first, on a friday morning,
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7:26 on a friday morning. april 8th, 44 degrees out. i'm darlene rodriguez. here's a live look at the inbound lincoln tunnel where there are 45-minute delaystude an earlier disabled vehicle in the south tube. police are looking for the person responsible for another subway slashing in manhattan. it happened around 3:30 this morning on the 6 train platform at the bleaker street subway station in the east village. police say a man was slashed in the neck and face. he was taken to bellevue stable condition. police haven't released a description of the attacker. southbound 6 trains are bypassing the bleaker station. meanwhile, police have made an arrest in another subway attack. a 15-year-old girl facing charges for allegedly stabbing a boy on the c train on thursday. the 15-year-old victim was stabbed in the stomach but is expected to be okay. police tell us a crime stoppers tip led to the arrest.
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has approved a bill to set up zones in times square where costume characters can ask for tips. the supporters say the new rules will help keep people from being harassed. the zones are expect to be in place by june. we'll be right back. after trying brookside crunchy clusters, @carlybeyar tweeted: at this point, i should just be a brookside chocolate ambassador. well, i am sorry, carly... it' s something you earn. brookside. talk about delicious. starting out chilli, it stays that way all day for the mets home opener against the phills. clouds with sunshine. nothing more than a brief spritz or sprinkem.
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the best chance north and west. clouds tomorrow. wintry mix of rain and snow showers breaking out during the afternoon. no significant accumulation anticipated. colder tomorrow night. could be an icy spot here or there. upper 40s with sunshine returning, though, by sunday. darlene? >> thank you. coming up on the "today" show, bernie sanders holds a
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7:30 now. it's friday morning, april 8th, 2016. our plaza is filled this morning with new york voters. we're holding a special live town hall with democratic presidential candidate, senator bernie sanders. he'll take questions from our audience at the top of next hour. >> enthusiastic audience. also, al goes one on one with first lady michelle obama. what she revealed to him about her time at the white house, what she'll miss the most and her post-white house plans. first, let's look at the headlines. in the republican race, donald
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support of new york city's former mayor, rudy giuliani. he says he'll vote for trump in the upcoming primary but stopped short of any kind of official endorsement. while campaigning in brooklyn last night, senator ted cruz tried to clear up his new york values comment, saying voters understand. >> people say to me all the time, i know exactly what you mean. and what that means is the policies of liberal democratic politicians are hurting the people of new york and have been for a long, long time. >> most polls show cruz trailing trump by a wide margin in new york. parts of the south cleaning up from another round of severe weather. at least two tornadoes touched down in florida, including this one in clearwater. no injuries reported but several homes were damaged. one of the country's largest universities has been rocked by a campus murder mystery. urgent man hunt is underway at the university of texas to catch
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nbc's gabe gutierrez is in austin for us. good morning. >> the president is calling ing ing it a parent's worst nightmare. imagine sending your student to school and then this happened. this tower is usually brightly lit but, this morning, it is mostly darkened. the campus is heartbroken. >> reporter: this morning, ramped up security at the university of texas at austin. dozens more officers on patrol around the clock. students on edge. >> it could have been any one of us. it's -- and it did happen to one of us, and now it's just kind of rocked us to our core. >> now, let's have a moment of silence for haruka weiser. >> reporter: late thursday, many were in tears, remembering haruka weiser, just 18 years old, a freshman dance major. >> i'm so grateful for the opportunity to have known her and to have taught her for that brief period of time. >> reporter: her body just identified after being found
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>> it's disturbing. i walk to that place every day. >> reporter: friends reported weiser missing on monday. she was last seen leaving a campus building the night before around 9:30. authorities are looking for the man in this surveillance video, walking with a woman's bike a short time later. >> we clearly need the community's assistance in this matter of identifying this person. >> reporter: weiser said she danced because it challenged her. her family writing, although haruka loved to perform on stage, she never sought the spotlight in her daily life. she grew up just outside portland, oregon, but headed to ut on the largest scholarship anyone in her dance troope had ever received. >> she was intelligent, spirited and stunningly beautiful and worked hard every day to realize her dreams. she was loved and respected throughout the dance and arts community. together, we shall grieve. >> reporter: the campus mourns
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it's seeing a surge in students volunteering to escort classmates home in groups. authorities warning students to avoid walking home at night. >> coming together on our campus is the most important thing our students can do. to honor the victim and also to prevent anything from ever happening again. >> authorities say weiser was assaulted but won't elaborate. a $15,000 reward is being offered for any information leading to an arrest. matt and savannah, not only was she a dancer, she'd also just decided on a second major. premed. >> sad story. gabe gutierrez, thank you. police in the nation's capital are asking for the public's health to crack down on a growing problem. riders on atvs and dirt bikes who are swarming the streets. the problem isn't limited to washington, d.c. here's tom costello. >> reporter: on some of the nation's busiest highways and intersections, motorists and
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increasing danger. all terrain vehicles, atvs and dirt bikes, often riding in packs, speeding recklessly through city streets. >> there's a group of about 30 to 50 motorcycle riders popping wheelies and riding unsafely. >> 20 or 30 of them. they're weaving in and out of the traffic. extremely aggressive. >> reporter: washington, d.c.'s police chief says the city is cracking down. releasing surveillance footage of 245 persons of interest. >> we've had enough. our community has had enough. >> they may think they're going out for a joyride, but they're causing a menacing and dangerous environment and atmosphere. they will be prosecuted. >> reporter: what's driving the trend? police say social media is partly to blame, as riders film dangerous stunts and tricks. new york city's police said they'll crush the dirt bikes, literally, showing the
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>> knuckle heads, nitwits, clowns, whatever you want to call them. >> reporter: an ambulance transporting a sick child forced to a stop after the emergency crew says it was surrounded by 30 atvs and motorbike riders. no injuries in the incident. d.c. police say one of the officers was reinstructly struck. >> they made contact with his bike and dragged him. >> reporter: operating an atv or dirt bike is illegal in most urban areas but police often don't intervene, fearing a chase could be more dangerous. 600 adults and 100 children die each year in atv-related accidents. the police are hoping with the public's help, they can make the roads a bit safer. tom costello, nbc news, washington. let's get a check of the weather from al. >> friends out west will be dealing with wet weather. interestingly enough, as el know owe -- nino starts to wane, we have
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as far north as san francisco. one system will come in today, sweeping across the southwest. look for thunderstorms along with the showers. for tomorrow, another system moves into california. we've got a really active pattern going on for at least the next three days. we are looking at central california, about 2 inches of rain or more. even into los angeles, as much as an inch, 1/2 dry for opening day. arting with sunshine. clouds will build later this morning and this afternoon. high temperature, 52. the gusty winds will make it feel chillier. colder tonight, 30s. 37 in town. low 30s north and west. a dry night. tomorrow, rain and snow showers. a wintry mix especially during the midday and evening. high of 43. no significant accumulation. roads stay wet. 48 with sunshine returning on sunday. then more wet weather later
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map. good morning, everyone. 7:56. 44 degrees on this friday morning. i'm darlene rodriguez. investigators are trying to
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that killed a man on long island. the fire started in the basement of a home on grant avenue in bayshore around 10:00 last night. the victim was later identified as 62-year-old curlin todd. other adults and children in the home escaped. police in rockland county looking for a man who tried to lure a 12-year-old boy into his car. investigators say he was driving a small, civilly four-door car when he pulled up to the boy on van buren and pearl river yesterday morning. a small, white dog was seen in the front passenger seat. the man allegedly motioned to the boy, but he drove away when the boy's parents approached the car. and a freight train hit a car in saddlebrook, new jersey, this morning. it happened at a crossing in north midland and lightester avenues. the -- leister avenues. the driver and passenger appeared okay. the accident did not affect the commute. let's check the weather. today, a mix of sun and clouds. 52 the high. tonight, chilly, 37 degrees in the city. tomorrow, rain and snow late in
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not much accumulation is expected mainly on grassy surfaces south and west of the city. coming up on the "today" show, actress kerry washington talks about her role in the film
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it's 8:00 on "today" and coming up, politics comes to the plaza. a special town hall event as democrat bernie sanders joins us live and takes questions from voters and viewers. plus, first lady exclusive. al goes one-on-one with michelle obama as she looks back at her years in the white house and what lies ahead. >> if you can finish this sentence. the day after the inauguration, i will be -- >> hopefully somewhere warm.
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why i got you on my mind star studded studio 1a. jake gyllenhaal opens up about his latest powerhouse performance. while kerry washington goes from scandal at the white house to controversy at the supreme court. today, friday, april 8th, 2016. >> all the way from canada. welcome to the "today" show. >> representing columbia university. roar, lions, roar! >> all the way from ohio to see matt lauer. >> ou! ou! talk to me baby >> celebrating my 10th birthday today. >> all the way from texas. >> and north carolina. >> celebrating our 13th birthdays. we're back now.
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it's a very cool 2016. look who has arrived in rockefeller plaza. senator bernie sanders. you know what? just to make him feel at home, we brought vermont weather to the plaza. it's cold out here. >> might be vermont fall weather. we have a hardy crowd. they're new york voters who have questions for senator sanders. they'll get their chance to ask them in a few moments. >> we're going to spend a lot of time on this this morning. let's go inside first to tamron in for natalie. she's got a check of the morning's headlines. >> good morning, everyone. the presidential candidates are getting a taste of new york's diversity ahead of the april 19th primary. ted cruz courted jewish voters thursday in brooklyn. john kasich campaigned at an italian market in the bronx. enjoying a plate piled up with pasta and sandwiches. donald trump skipped the campaign trail and stayed home in new york to discuss campaign strategy with his inner circle.
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diner in the bronx for an exclusive interview with matt. he asked her about those republicans who still believe she could face charges related to the investigation of her private e-mail server. >> that is not going to happen. there is not even the remotest chance that is going to happen. look, they've been after me, as i say, for 25 years. and they have said things about me repeatedly that have been proven to be not only false, but kind of ridiculous. >> clinton said the ongoing e-mail probe is a, quote, security review, and that there are lots of those conducted in our government all the time. in los angeles, a pair of burglary suspects led police on a dangerous hollywood-style chase. tv viewers were captivated and tourists were alarmed. nbc's gadi schwartz has more. >> reporter: adrenaline pumping for those on the road as a blue convertible flashes by. lapd in pursuit. for those watching the chopper
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a wild joyride that got more l.a. by the second. first, the top comes down. then random doughnuts across several lanes. >> these guys are taunting officers. >> reporter: they crashed near the hollywood hills and show boated down the hollywood walk of fame. of all the vehicles on the highway, a tmz bus driver tries to block them in. they slide by, losing a tire and finally stopping in south l.a. to a crowd of people. handshakes, hugs and lounging on their mustangs. this picture of them waiting for lapd waiting for them to take them to jail. first, let me take a selfie. >> probably one of the wackiest ones we have followed. >> reporter: bizarre end to a chase that left everyone saying, only in l.a. for "today", gadi schwartz, nbc news, los angeles. >> wow.
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youn mog man had to be rescued by helicopter after illegally climbing a huge rock on a california coast so that he could propose to his girlfriend on facetime. 27-year-old michael banks got stranded on a ledge 90 feet up. once safe, he was charged with being under the influence of substance. he will be billed for the rescue. his girlfriend said yes to the proposal but wasn't happy with that stunt there. let's get another check on the weather with al. >> announcer: "today"'s weather is brought to you by a makers of non-drowsy claritin. live claritin clear. >> i love it. we're bleaching style. it's like a stadium. let's take a look. we're getting to the pollen season. let's see what our pollen forecast looks like. it's going to be very high throughout a good portion of the country, from st. louis, dallas, houston, jacksonville. out even into the pacific northwest.
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welcome back to "today" and our exclusive town hall with democratic presidential candidate senator bernie sanders. [ applause ] >> some are still undeciden d on their vote. thank you for being here. >> good to be here. >> i wanted to ask you about this dust up with secretary clinton going on the last couple of days. you thought she had called you unqualified. that she had used that word, to be president. therefore, you repaid the favor by saying she was not qualified. given what you now know about what she said, do you think she is qualified to be president? >> what i now know is after we've won 6 of the last 7 caucuses and primaries, and in national polls, couple of them,
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clinton campaign has changed its tone. i think we were public about it. that is, when we come to new york, we'll be more negative. it's what you're seeing from their surrogates and the tone of their campaign. when the "washington post" has a headline that says, clinton campaign thinks that sanders is unqualified, we responded. look -- >> did you overreact because you -- >> here's the truth. i've known hillary clinton for 25 years. i respect hillary clinton. we were colleagues in the senator. on her worst day, she will be a -- she would be an infinitely better president than either of the republican candidates. >> she's qualified? >> of course. the point is, i would hope that we get away from these attacks which, by the way, the media likes very much, and start focusing -- maybe we can do it today -- on the real issues. >> do you worry though, senator sanders, that as this campaign
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being done, or damages being done to which ever of you is becoming the eventual nominee? >> that's media stuff. people want to know why they're working for lower wages. people want to know why they're graduating with so much debt, why we have wealth inequality. i have found in this campaign -- i'll be honest with you -- is the world of what the media is interested and what the people are interested in is day and night. we have talked to over 900,000 people in rallies. i talked to people all over the country. their reality, their world, is different than what media focuses on. that's what we want to do now. >> let's get to those questions, all right? willie geist is joining us in the audience. he has real voters with real questions. >> senator sanders, good morning again. i'm with melissa, a register democrat from new york city. not just made up her mind in the primary. >> good morning. we keep hearing a woman candidate would be a better
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what will you do to address gender inequality and women's health issues? >> fantastic question. first of all, i talk to women all over this country. you know what they tell me? they're tired of making 79 cents on the dollar compared to men. i will fight as hard as i can for pay equity for women. they want that whole dollar and not 79 cents of the dollar. second of all, in terms of women's health, i am 100% pro choice. i think a woman has the right to control her own body. not state government or the federal government. thirdly, i believe that we have got to draw in the rest of the industrialized world. guarantee health care to every
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you know, we have got to ask ourselves the hard questions, which media often does not, that is, why are we the only major country on earth that doesn't guarantee health care to all people? why do we spend so much more per capita? why are health care costs, really, impacting in an incredible way, middle class families? we're going to fight for health care for all. a medicare for all, single payer program. we'll save middle class families thousands a year on health care. >> before you blame the media for this, senator, this is something your campaign manager, jeff weaver said, caused a stir when he said it. don't destroy -- talking to clinton supporters -- don't destroy the democratic party to satisfy the secretary's ambitions to become president of the united states. do you agree with that comment? >> we're off to the gossip. >> no, no, no. this is what your campaign manager said. >> i know. is that an issue people are staying up at night worrying about? people are worried about how we're going to have decent paying jobs.
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we started at 3% in the polls. last 2 of 3 polls has us in the lead. what jeff simply is trying to say is, let's not run a negative campaign. let's run a campaign which deals with the real issues impacting the american people. what are those issues? why is it that for the last 30 years, the middle class has been in decline, and there has been a massive transfer of wealth to the top 1/10th of 1%? is that an issue the people are interested in? [ applause ] >> let's go to willie with another voter question. >> how often does nbc discuss the issue of massive transfer of wealth going to the top 1%? >> we're discussing it now. we're giving you 16 minutes of air time. >> let's discuss it more than 16 minutes. >> willie, go ahead. >> senator sanders, one of the great things about the plaza is it brings people from all over the country. this is kyle from ohio.
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supports you. >> good morning, sensor sanders. pleasure to see you today. my question is this. if you're elected president, how specifically would you go about breaking up banks that are too big to fail? >> fantastic question. we bailed out, the congress against my vote, bailed out wall street because it was believed there were a number of banks too big to fail. if they failed, they'd take down half of the economy. turns out that today, 3 out of the 4 largest banks in this country are bigger than they were when we bailed them out because they were too big to fail. you can approach it by passing legislation that i have introduced, which gives the secretary of the treasure the authority to determine which banks, if they fail, would pose a systemic risk to our economy, and then break them up. right now, we have the sixth
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this country having assets equivalent to 58% of the gdp of america. they issue 2/3 of the credit cards and 1/3 of the mortgages. in my view, that is too much economic and political power in the hands of a few banks. i would reestablish glass siegel legislation and move to break them up. >> can you get it through the congress, as its composed now? >> i think we could if the american people demand that. i think the american people discuss it and are sick and tired, really angry, they have to bail out wall street, whose greed, recklessness and illegal behavior nearly destroyed our economy. >> you believe you can get the legislation passed? >> one of the points of this campaign is we talked about a political revolution. that means involving millions of people in the political process. i believe the american people
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wanting to bail out wall street again. they want wall street to help the middle class. not the middle class bailing them out. >> one of the things about big banks -- [ applause ] >> one of the things about big banks is they also employ hundreds of thousands of americans. if you break up the big banks, what happens to the tens of thousands of people who lose their jobs? >> well, what i think happens, matt, in any transition, is people find different jobs as the rest of the economy becomes transformed. what you will see is more community banks, credit unions and smaller banks will be hiring more people. it's not just a zero sum gain. bottom line to me, i think we want a financial system that pays attention to small and medium sized businesses to consumers. consumers are tired, i think, of being ripped off with high interest rates on credit cards. you know, we're going to have a banking system that, i think,
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people in different ways. >> willie? >> let's move over here. we have rob from new york city, registered democrat. not just made up his mind. what's your question, sir? >> why do you think gun manufacturers should get be given immunity from lawsuits? would it extend to cell phone manufacturers, airlines? >> this is what i think. what i think is, if matt is a gun store owner in northern vermont, and he sells me a legal product. i purchase a gun. then i use that gun to do something terrible. should matt be sued? the answer is, i think not. >> why do you keep picking on me? >> point being, if somebody sells me a legal product and i do something crazy with it, should i be sued? the answer is no. >> every other company is open
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why are gun manufacturers given a reprieve from liability? i think that's the question. >> the answer is, if you sell me a car -- if you sell me a gun and it explodes in my hands, of course you're liable to be sued. if the product works the way it was designed to work, then i do not believe that that gun owner should be sued. but here's what i do think. if i walk into your gun shop and i say, give me 10,000 rounds of ammunition, and i want 63 assault weapons, i think you might want to call up the police and say, i have a guy in here who legally wants to do it, but something sounds a little crazy. >> in that scenario, the gun shop owner could be liable. >> absolutely. if you have a reason to believe somebody is going to do something crazy with it and, by the way, if you are a gun manufacturer and you know the guns you are selling to somebody's gun shop is ending up in the hands of criminals, you have a right to know that, you should be sued, as well.
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>> there was legislation proposed a while back. you made some comments that made it sound like you were supporting it. this would have done away with the immunity. you said, i support it and i'm happy it's raised. did you support it, or did you not understand what was in that bill? >> i understood it perfectly. my concerns were, i do not want people who sell a product that is legal to be sued. on the other hand, if they have reason to believe the product is going to be used, the gun gets out to criminals, they should be sued. >> carson has a question for you, senator sanders. >> let me go back to the gunnish shoo -- gun issue. i lost an election in 1988 because i said the assault weapons shouldn't be distributed in the u.s. >> the nra stated your position
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>> i do have a d minus voting record. >> point taken. >> #bernie today. we have a question. are there any regrets so far in your campaign that you wish you could go back and change? >> i think that -- i think that what we should have done is perhaps even more retail politics. even more small rallies than we have done. i mean, i'm very proud of the fact that we've had some 900,000 people come out to our rallies. but we haven't done as many smaller, outdoor rallies. we're going to rectify that here in new york city. we're going to be going around the city today. i love that. this is the stuff i love. [ applause ] we may be dropping into your neighborhood. please come on out to the rallies and ask some questions.
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>> i'll ask you this, senator. in a recent interview, you said that the gop civil war we're all watching right now could lead to a real dissolution of the republican party as we know it. as a revolutionary on the other side, do you take some joy in that prospect? >> here's what i think. i think that when people understand what the republican party really stands for and gets beyond personalities, that most of my colleagues in the united states senator want to give hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to the top 2/10th of 1% by repealing the estate tax. they want to cut social security, cut medicare and cut medicaid. they don't believe a woman has the right to control her own body. most of them do not even believe in the reality of climate change, let alone doing something about it. i think when the american people understand that, the republican party becomes a fringe party. on the other hand, you have
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conservative than i am, obviously. they're worried about the deficit, which is a legitimate concern. but i think this right-wing, extremist republican party, their agenda is not the agenda of the american people. more people know about it, the less support they'll get. >> willie? >> sanders, i'm with verta from new york city. independent and supporter of yours. >> good morning. you mentioned a political revolution. if you don't win the election, what will you do to continue to galvanize all the young people that are supporting you, as well as those of us who didn't know you before you started? >> wonderful question. >> we have a minute left. >> obviously, our hope and expectation is we're going to win. that's a fair question. seeing so much excitement on young people, on the part of young people, who have so much hope for this country, who want to make our country a better place, we will continue that revolution. thank you so much.
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there was one that came in on twitter, senator. i loved it. let's end on this. it was very simple. corn beef or pastromi? >> pastromi all the way. >> your wife jean is here ane is here in the front row. great to see you. >> is new york a must-win for your campaign? >> it's a very important state. i don't consider any state a must-win. there are a lot of delegates here. i was born and raised in brooklyn. know about the city. we look forward to doing very well here. >> senator, it's really nice to have you here. good luck in new york. thank you to all the people who have come out in the cold to ask great questions. we look forward to seeing you in the months ahead. >> thank you very much. >> thank you so much. we are back after a check of
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it's friday morning, april 8th. 44 degrees out right now, i'm darlene rodriguez. baseball returns to citi field today for the mets home opener. the mets will raise their national league championship banner in a ceremony before the game. there will also be a salute to police and firefighters injured in the line of duty, then the game itself. the mets taking on the philadelphia phillies. because his wife is due to give birth in florida any day now, he could fly down to be with her instead. >> once i take the field, my main focus will be on making the pitch, getting the guy out. >> don't worry object contractions or anything once you're out there? >> i don't think so. >> we'll see. today's game is scheduled to start at 1:10, but the gates open just after 11:00. get some of that good food. checking the weather, today mix of sun and clouds, 52 is the high. tonight a chilly 37 degrees. tomorrow rain and snow in the late morning and afternoon. not much accumulation is
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mainly on grassy surfaces south and west of the city. sunday mostly sunny, high of 48 degrees. coming up on the "today" show, dylan sits down with the stars of "demolition" jake gyllenhaal. another local update in a half hour.
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i'm so fancy 8:30 now and it's friday morning, the 8th of april, 2016. happy birthday, chuck todd, i might add. another chilly one as we head into the weekend. snow in the forecast. >> can you come back every day? this would be fun. we don't have to do a town hall. it's nice to have an audience like this. though we normally do. it doesn't feel like spring in the northeast. elsewhere, the season is in full bloom. you're taking a look right now at the azalea gardens on the
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they opened to the public 60 years ago, serving as a colorful and, as al said, fragrant attraction. wral gives away thousands of flowers to more than 100 non-profits as part of the azalea celebration. it's beautiful. >> it really is. coming up, my one-on-one interview with first lady michelle obama, as she looks back at her time in the white house. plus, a star studded half hour on the way. jake gyllenhaal opens up about unraveling for his new role. then we'll talk to kerry washington at "scandal" and her new movie. plus, the photoshoped magazine cover we've been discussing. >> the stars are in 1a. >> there's more. >> don cheadle writing, directing and starring in "miles ahead." >> looking good, don. first, let's get the weather. >> this will spill into the 9:00 hour. >> it's good.
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at next week, a strong storm starting on sunday in the central plains. some could be strong storms with hail, damaging winds, isolated tornadoes. monday, it moves into the midwest, on into the south. severe storm threat as we get into the arkansas on into monday evening. it continues into tuesday, moving into the gulf coast and the southeast, as well. that's what's going on around thanks so much. looking at sunshine right now, but clouds build back in. they are already doing so hudson valley, maybe even a brief sprinkle around. varying amounts of clouds and sunshine, but gusty wind is going to keep it chilly. high temperature of only 52 this afternoon. tonight down into the 30s with clear skies early, clouds late. rain and snow showers tomorrow, 43. colder at night, near 30.
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>> that's your latest weather. thursday, i had the honor of meeting with first lady michelle obama on our garden tour, speaking to students about healthy living. after a hard day's work, we had a candid conversation about life at the white house and the future of the first family. >> reporter: white house, green thumb. >> wow, this is exciting. >> reporter: in 2009, first lady michelle obama planted a vegetable garden in the south lawn. >> are we done yet? >> no. >> reporter: sparking a national conversation around healthy living. >> say vegetable! >> vegetables. >> reporter: now as her time as first lady comes to a close, michelle obama is celebrating healthy eating with a nationwide garden tour. guess who was invited along for the ride? our first stop, a middle school in georgia. >> the first lady, michelle obama. >> thank you, al.
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>> reporter: a farm to school progrsram that brings fresh fruits and veggies straight to the students, who are writing a cook book. >> they have been enthusiastic about the whole program, and it's made them much better eaters in the lunchroom. >> reporter: the second stop taking us to philips academy charter school in newark, new jersey. >> hey, guys. >> hey. >> reporter: rooftop garden and growing lab. the first lady proving she's not afraid to get her fingers dirty. >> the compost is working. >> reporter: i was hard at work. >> mr. roker isn't doing anything. >> reporter: all jokes aside, we spent the afternoon getting real about life at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. >> give me five words that describe the last seven years in the white house. >> for me, fun, challenging, creative, dynamic and, at times, delicious. >> okay.
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there had to have been tough times. >> absolutely. adjusting to all of this attention. trying to make sure i raise girls that are sane in the limelight that is brighter than one could ever imagine. so, yeah, absolutely, there were challenges. by far, the fun that i have in this job far outweighs any challenges that you can imagine. >> what would you like your legacy to be? >> i'll probably have better perspective on it when i get a chance to step back and breathe and think. if i had to answer right now, i would want people to say, michelle obama was a hard working first lady who impacted people's lives for the better. and made us proud. >> if you could finish this sentence -- >> okay. >> on saturday, january 21st, 2017, the day after inauguration
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>> hopefully, somewhere warm. i think that's the safest thing i can say. somewhere really, really warm. >> are there little drinks with umbrellas involved? >> i was going to go in, but i thought, let me stop. that'll lead the whole story. that'll be the conversation. warmth. >> i've been very lucky to be at a few events at the white house. there is an enjoyable level. because i've seen your kids around. i've seen your mom around. this truly was a time in somebody's home. >> i'm constantly trying to say, remember, let's have fun. this is a rare opportunity. let's not just get something done, but let's enjoy it. hopefully, we've created that kind of an atmosphere in the white house. we're going to miss everybody when it's time to go. don't take me there yet. >> no. >> not yet. >> maybe the warm place. >> let's think warmth. and maybe an umbrella in a drink somewhere. >> we had a lot of fun with the
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we're going to take the show on the road. "today" is going to take a great old pickup truck to the white house, plant fresh fruits and vegetables in the back, creating our own mobile garden. all spring and summer long, we'll be stopping at schools up and down the coast from washington to the plaza. the first lady just may stop by. follow our progress with the #garden on the go. >> wow. >> where are you getting the truck? >> i don't know. we're going to steal somebody's truck. >> do you take special requests of what to plant. >> you bet. >> it'll be fun. >> thank you. up next, the lovely and talented kerry washington. first, this is "today" on
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thank you so much. did you say honey? hey, try some? mmm that is tasty. is it real? of course... are you? nope animated you know i'm always looking for real honey for honey nut cheerios well you've come to the right place. great, mind if i have another taste? not at all mmm you're all right bud? never better i don't know if he likes that.
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we're back at 8:39. kerry washington is no stranger to scandalous roles. her latest in the new movie on hbo called "confirmation," as
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claims of sexual harassment against clarence thomas nearly derailed his nomination to the supreme court. >> why would you speak to a man like that the rest of your life? >> i have suggested i was afraid of retaliation. i was afraid of damage to my professional life. i believe that you have to understand that this kind of response is not atypical. and i can't explain it. >> kerry washington, good morning. nice to see you. >> good morning. >> you were 14 years old in 1991. >> that's right. >> i'm not supposed to do that. >> that's fine. >> when this all played out in our living rooms, basically, how aware as a teenage young lady, were you of this? >> i think because i was 14, most of my memories are kind of through the lens of my parents' experience. >> right. >> for me, it was really memorable. my dad was engaging with the
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the perspective of an african-american man, who was watching this black man have his reputation and his career ripped from him in a very public way. he had strong feelings about it. my mom had strong feelings as a professional african-american women. it was one of the few times i saw them at odds. i felt i understand both perspectives. >> did they sit down, and did you guys talk about this over the dinner table? >> i grew up in a house where we always talked about politics, community and issues like that. but this was really heated. this was different. there was a lot of emotion in the conversations. >> in addition to playing anita hill, you're the executive producer of this. this is one of your first big projects. why this one? >> i think because it held such a memory from my childhood and it was an experience of understanding it as a professional and a woman. also, i found the documentary
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i wanted to find out more not only about anita, but more about joe biden. i wanted to know more about clarence thomas and what he was feeling. >> seems like nothing these days is without controversy. >> right. >> there is bash cklash on this. >> sure. >> some of the people who were involved in the historical event says this is an overdramatized version. it's not how i remember it. others are saying, this is political propaganda. >> sure. >> to support anita hill, and even support hillary clinton's run for the white house. >> to be doing both at the same time? >> yeah. >> interesting. i always felt it's important to not hold back on my political beliefs because of what i do for a living. i don't think i should have to be less of an american. >> were you trying to make a political statement in this? >> no, no. for me, what we tried to do, and it was extraordinarily challenging, to really go out and do as much research from all perspectives as we could. we talked to a lot of people on both sides of the aisle. we did an enormous amount of
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i myself read both clarence thomas' memoir, as well as anita hill's, and every other book about the hearing at the time. when you see this film, it's a film about complicated people during a complicated time. you are pulled in the direction of a lot of the characters. a lot of the backlash is coming from people who haven't seen the film. >> haven't seen it yet, they'll have to wait a couple weeks before they do. can i change subjects? >> sure. >> we talked about you on the show the other day in this "adweek" magazine cover. you looked at it and said, who is that? it's supposed to me. you didn't recognize. what was your biggest complaint? >> honestly, it doesn't -- my complaint was it melt al felt altered in general. it was the feeling of looking at something and known it had been altered. i was proud of the interview and the article. it talks about my professional relationships and how hard i've worked to build the relationships with those brands. i was really excited about the article. when i saw the cover, i was
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so i just felt like in order for me to promote the magazine, which i wanted to do because i think the article is great, i felt i had to address it. other people would notice it wasn't me. >> when i'm air brushed in photos, i'm always for it. >> it's not always bad, just a wrinkle here. >> you have to personalize it. >> it has to look for that person. wrinkles on clothes, i meant. wrinkles on faces are beautiful. >> i'm glad you got that in at the end. "confirmation" appears april 16th of hbo. up next, oscar nominee jake gyllenhaal will also be in studio 1a. first, this is "today" on nbc snlt why
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we're back with oscar nominated actor jake gyllenhaal.
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investor banker whose wife dies in a car accident. how does he deal with it? how how not how you might expect. i don't care >> good morning. i'm sorry about that. moves. i didn't know you had it in you. >> you have such good taste in dance. that was a little nauseating but, yeah, thanks. >> was it fun? what happens, you get the script and it says, like, free expression dance scene, and you interpret it in your own way? >> that was not written in the screenplay. if it had been, i probably wouldn't have done the movie. you know, jean marc vallee, who directed the film, is fly by the seat of his pants. he called me up and said, i have
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when your character realizes there is joy in life and stuff, he's going to dance. i won't tell you the songs. i'll give you an ipod. wherever we are, we'll shoot it. he said, this time, today. >> it's not like it's with a big production and everyone is thinking, it must be a movie. he puts you out there, dancing like a crazy person. >> he shoots without a large crew and you get to be who you are. i guess i really am a fantastic dancer. >> your inner dancer has been waiting to come out all these years. >> my tiny dancer. >> it is your tiny dancer. actually, it's a decent way to start to talk about this movie. on the one side, i described it, sounds like it's going to be terribly sad. >> yeah. >> your character loses his wife. but it's very unconventional and quirk i can and fun quirky and funny, i dare say, about how he deals with it.
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>> i think he lived his life in a very conventional way, in the way everybody says you should. i think he lost myself as a result. when this tragedy happens, he doesn't know how he feels. the journey becomes how he gets to feel again and finding myself again. he does the oddest things. i mean, one of the -- his father-in-law tells him, you have to take things apart in order to put them back together and learn about yourself. he literally takes everything apart. demolishes his house. somehow, his expression in the physical world leads him back into himself. >> when i think of your body of world and work and all the movies you've done, you've taken on huge challenges. yet, you said this role is intimidating. >> when you play a character and it feels far away from you, you spend a lot of time in preparation, researching, i think it separates you from the person you're playing. jean marc has a different way of
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he wouldn't allow me to prepare. there's no makeup or lighting in his movies. you show up and start working. i think being present and trying to be true to yourself in moments, just show all the embarrassing stuff and also the things you sometimes hide from in performances, is intimidating and uncomfortable and ultimately though, really wonderful. >> it takes courage. just like the dancing. to bring it full circle. >> i don't know. it's hard to talk about courage when you're talking about acting because there are a lot of people in the world with a lot more courage than actors. in terms of that, yeah, spending time with yourself in today's world does seem to take courage. >> yeah. i have to say, i did read that the director, who obviously is quite intense, required mandatory parties every week. >> yes. >> i love that. did you throw one? >> the acting department threw a party, yeah. >> acting department. >> naomi watts and i threw a party. in my opinion, it was the best
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in the end, everyone voted and i think the art department won. >> go, art department. >> they know how to party. >> thanks, jake gyllenhaal. "demolition" opens in theaters today. coming up, don cheadle is here, chatting up matt on the couch.
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we're back at 8:52. miles day vus vis was one of the most influential musicians. he almost completely disappeared from public view. >> the mysterious chapter of his life is the 230e focus of don cheadle's new film, "miles ahead." >> that would be great. >> i was born, i moved to new york, made some music, did some dope, made more music. >> that's it? >> don, good morning. welcome back. >> thank you. >> i think if you said the name miles davis to a lot of people, they'd say, i know who he was, but i couldn't exactly describe his music and impact on music. how would you do that? >> i did that. i took a poll and asked people, to see what their attachment was to him. a lot of people would say, jazz. okay, that's kind of it. that'd say, he played an instrument. what instrument?
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he blew his cheeks out. no, it's not the same dude. when you're going to do a movie, tell a story, one of the most important things for me was not have it be something you inside to understand. i wanted people not knowing anything aboil asked who should play miles davis and he said don cheadle. >> it had been floating around for a while. his nephew declared it was going to happen. that's when, you know, the calls started coming and we tried to figure out how to do it. >> we were talking a second ago. when i watch movies about a sport, i am acting the actor to see if he gets the gestures down. music fans, miles davis fans, are going to be doing that with every gesture. the way you hold the traum pet umpet. you're aware of that. >> absolutely.
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to happen, i started training and actually learned how to play. >> you're a musical guy, we should mention. >> his music is something i've been listening to since i was in elementary school. but you can't -- you can fake the trumpet, but you want the people to -- that really know to get it. i also wanted to understand it from the inside out. at some point in his development, he is -- was as bad as i am now. you know what i mean? at some point in the continuum, i wanted to be on that scale. out. movie. we'll use miles' music but i play in the movie. >> if you're looking for the cradle-to-grave biopick, it's not that. it's a vignette that says a lot about his life. why that approach? >> it's sort of the down note. it's in miles' own words, playing what's not there. it's the space between the noise, where it's most fraught.
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departure for us, to figure out how to get his back. >> by the way, maybe the greatest accomplishment of all, you direct this, you star in it, you're in every scene. >> and wrote it. >> oh, yeah, by the way, made all your own clothes, as well. >> i did the catering. >> extraordinary. don, great to have you here. >> thank you, man. >> pleasure. "miles ahead" is out in select cities now.
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live, this is news 4 new york now. >> good morning, everyone, 8:57. friday morning, it is april 8th looking at the george washington bridge. i'm darlene rodriguez. we're learning new information about this morning's subway slashing in manhattan. a man was slashed in the face, condition. police say the victim is believed to be in his 50s or 60s. investigators are not yet calling it a hate crime because they don't know what led to the attack. right now, southbound 6 trains are still skipping the bleecker street station. 52 is the high, tonight chilly, 37 degrees.
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light slushy accumulation possible west of the city. sunday high of 48, monday 60 is the high. coming up on the "today" show, al shares one of his
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this morning on "today's take," jake giden hall. the oscar-nominated star sits down with us to talk about his new movie "demolition." we say good-bye to "american idol." kelly, carrie and more big stars. plus, your first look at nicole kidman's newest film. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is"today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today". it is a friday morning.
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chilly out on the plaza but we had a bunch of bernie sanders fans. we had a great town hall in the la i'm willie with al, tamron and dylan. natalie is on assignment. this is random, the morning jam. you get the e-mail, it's your turn for the morning jam. what do you want to do? i looked at my phone and bobby brown was there, "every little step." >> i saw bobby brown. >> remember when bobby brown left new addition and everyone thought, what a mistake? whenever there is someone in a group, like justin timberlake, and they leave the band, you wonder what will happen. my "roni," one of the greatest love songs. talk about roni, she's always on the phone >> i don't know it. >> i know rice a roni.
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>> san francisco. >> i got it. >> speaking of wonderful singing voices, the "american idol" finale was last night. star-studded. the finale of the series, not just the season. dozens of alums. every winner of the last 14 seasons came out to sing together and say good-bye. they're wearing white. dramatic. >> how did they all know they'd be wearing white. it's amazing. >> i'm sure an e-mail went out. >> it's time to wear white, after easter. there you have it. >> kelly clarkman son pre-recorded her performance, being out on the road. it was the song she sang at the finale when she won in 2002. some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this some people search forever for that one special wish oh, i can't believe it's
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some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this [ applause ] >> she's only gotten better since 2002. >> so good, yeah. >> one of the best voices around. carrie underwood came out and sang a duet with keith urban. the moment that stole the show was carrie's performance of "something in the water". there must be something in the water now i'm singing along to "american grace" can't nobody wipe this smile off my face joy in my heart >> she's great. >> she seems to excited. you wonder if it's because, you know, it's the finale. this is why she is where she is. she just had such an excitement
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>> she was on our show not long ago. even off camera, just eh happy. that's her personality. she's a happy person, grateful. i love that about her. >> two of the best voices around, kelly and carrie. >> they make you cry when you hear them sing. other than when she's putting the key on the side of your -- >> oh. >> you know the song? sing that, willie. >> you don't want me to. [ put the key into the side >> we're sorry you don't know any modern songs, al. i ain't your mama >> ladies, sing. i ain't your mama
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come on, people, let's get loud >> is that one you know, mr. roker? >> j.lo's mom was in the crowd and had a shirt that says, i is your mama. it's kind of neat. >> there she is. >> so cute. >> look at that. >> love it. took the louisville slugger to both as things you say on this show. >> hey, you know, we're not going to talk a tut that movie, "secret life of pets." right now, i can imagine there are a number of them howling. sitting at home. >> that hurts. you put yourself out there as a performer. >> we're sorry you're the only real singer in the group. >> i'm not a singer, no. >> we tried. you're like randy jackson over here. >> difference. i know i can't sing. >> but you try. "american idol," we loved it because there were the kids that
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>> i never liked "american idol." >> that's right. he never watched the show. >> the original judges came out to the stage to say farewell. simon made an appearance. >> he's a star, a successful man. >> i know. he produced successful shows. >> i feel i'm at an uncomfortable holiday dinner. >> you are. >> except there's no food. >> or wine. >> darn. >> by the way, the winner last night, 24-year-old trent harmon, beat out la'porsha renae, both from mississippi. here's what everyone -- oh, we're going to show this. >> our dinner party continues. >> little late. let's move on to the next thing. here's what everyone is wondering. this is like a "sopranos" finale. what did ryan seacrest mean by this in the last seconds of the show? >> this is so tough. we say to you from hollywood, good night, america.
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>> what? >> it means they had really good numbers and they may bring this thing back in case another show tanks. >> keep the door open. >> you're just a pleasant -- >> you've got to make room in a schedule for something. so fox has their schedule. something doesn't do that well, let's bring "idol" back and finish on a strong note. >> how about the shakespearean moment by seacrest? pause, pause, for now. >> it was the perfects to end the series. leave it at that. >> i like the way they ended it. you bring back all these people we've grown to love. now, peace out. >> let's talk about -- >> i'm happy. >> -- something you want. >> "american idol" was a juggernaut. it changed television. it spawned a whole genre, including the "voice." >> carson says that all the time. >> hats off to all those folks. spawned so many stars.
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doesn't mean anything. i was far in the minority. i'm just a man up here not singing. anyway, i love "star wars." in case your "star wars" fever hasn't died down, if you're ready for the force again, because we know "star wars" : the force awakens" had a record-breaking box office run. $2 billion at the box office. new trailer for the next "star wars" spin-off. there is a standalone. "rogue one" is out. it's the characters not in the core "star wars" saga. it takes place as the death star is being built. somebody had to steal those plans. >> brian was trying to explain this to me. there is the "star wars" that'll be the new trilogy. >> right. which happens in the future. >> okay. >> then there is the "star wars" we all know and love. we're not talking about the jar jar binks "star wars." it's the original "star wars." >> okay.
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one, princess leia stole the plans from the death star. this is how she got the plans. >> we have a mission for you. a major weapons task s s test is imminent, and we need to know what it is and how to destroy it. >> is that clear? >> yes, sir. >> so now if you want to see the full trailer, go to today.com. one of the things we find out in the future, everybody is british. everybody is british. everybody talks with an accent. they drink tea. >> we get more and more proper into the future. >> exactly. forest whitaker is in the movie. >> he's not british. >> but he has a british accent. no, he doesn't, but he is in the movie. >> that's in the future? >> no. okay. the original "star wars," right? >> i'm going to stick with the -- >> original "star wars." >> the first three. >> good ones.
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>> this takes place before that, when princess -- >> in the '60s. >> no. 2000 and whatever. >> the people dogs at home get it. the cats don't, but the dogs love "star wars." >> none of us like what happened in the next video. maximo trinidad catching waves in jupiter, florida, when this happens. keep watch. >> oh! >> that looked like a scene from sharknado, did it not? shark looked like he fell from the sky. >> wait a minute. >> you fall into the water and you know there is a shark right there. >> get back on the board. >> i don't know if the board is going to -- >> can we have that again? >> fantastic.
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millennium falcon and a shark. >> a tie fighter, too? >> is this the future? >> great question, dylan. >> keep them coming. what else we got? >> what else do we have? >> oh, yeah! forget about tamron singing. >> wait a minute, willie was singing. >> my powers. >> okay. >> just roll this on the show every day. >> we're having a -- >> it's like being in universal studios. >> the show is going downhill. >> i love this. >> freaky friday. >> i'm sure you've seen this if you're watching the masters. golf's hall of famer, ernie els, four-time major champion, he had
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masters. he missed all five putts. >> how far is the hole? >> three feet away. >> what? >> yeah. here's the thing, we've all been -- any golfer has been in that situation. you think you're that close and you tap it in. you don't set up. you don't square up. >> again. >> oh! >> those are the ones you expect to go? >> wow. >> he got par in every other hole. >> i never played golf, other than putt-putt, but he's a good golfer. >> little out of his prime, but he was one of the best. >> i'm being told it is a showdown. we're going to go play golf. >> let's see if you can do it. >> we have clubs for everyone. >> we have a top-notch golf course set up over here. this is all we could afford. >> we don't even have a hole. >> we have got one. >> it's good i can't miss the hole. >> the big easy. >> don't forget to address the ball. >> hello, ball.
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>> hold me back. >> drain that. that was in. >> that was good. >> teach me. >> i'll give you this club. >> what do i do? >> get it in the cup. >> hold me back, willie. no, i mean like -- >> tag team here. >> lean over a little. >> lift up your left leg. >> i don't like this. my legs are too far away. >> swing back. forward. follow through. >> almost in! >> anyway. hey, hey, hey. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening -- if i'm little brisk out there this morning, subtle mix with more clouds, but dry for opening day at citi field. 52, well below normal, dress in
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cold tonight, low 30s in the suburbs, tomorrow rain and snow breaking out late morning and afternoon. best chance of snow south and west of the city. most roads stay wet. cold tomorrow night, 48, sunny on sunday, rain returns monday and tuesday, but milder near 60. >> willie made a hole in one. >> just for the record. >> i had to hit it harder. that was the thing. >> golf charity tournament. up next, ernie els here. dylan sits down with 7 days ago, karen wasn't thinking about joining her daughter's yoga class. she was thinking about her joints. but now that she's taking osteo bi-flex, she's noticing a real difference in her joint comfort. with continued use, it supports increased flexibility over time. karen: "she's single." it also supports wonderfully high levels of humiliation in her daughter. karen: "she's a little bit shy." in just 7 days, your joint comfort can be your kid's discomfort. osteo bi-flex. you were made to move.
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jake gyllenhaal is one of hollywood's biggest stars. recently, i got the chance to catch up with him and his co-star, lewis. jake plays an investment banker forced to cope with the loss of his wife. it's only with strangers he can hope to rebuild. first, he must demolish the life he once knew, literally. >> what are we doing again? >> we're taking apart my marriage. >> jake and judah, good morning. how often was that? >> don't break the tv. >> how will we watch the "today" show? >> i like that. thank you for that. judah, this is your first movie. that's the first scene you shot with jake. >> yeah. >> was it as awesome as it looked?
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as it looked. it's all real. that's what i love about the scene. there's no breakaway glass or fake anything. everything you see, we really did. >> we left the for that. that was the hardest thing to destroy. >> it broke my heart. >> then it goes through the window of the house. >> then a neighbor comes out and literally, no, that's how i watch the "today" show. >> all bets are off at that point. >> yeah. >> so this movie is tackling some really heavy topics. jake, your character goes through loss. judah, your character is kind of -- it's a coming of age. he's dealing with sexuality. how hard was it to filmithhe a 14-year-old? >> when you're working with somebody who is talented, regardless of their age, but particularly if they're younger than you, i find it really helpful. i feel like at the age he was at the time, and even now, they're always doing something more interesting than you're going to do. it's making a choice more honest than you're going to make.
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because the way our characters behave, they're awkward and you find yourself laughing through a majority of the movie. i think there is not one way to deal with loss. in the case of my character, and ultimately the case of the two of us, we do some pretty weird, funny things. >> i laughed a lot more than i expected to laugh. so you're acting in your first movie. you're with a rock star cast. jake gyllenhaal. naomi watts. just to name a few. what lessons did you learn through this whole thing? >> so much, so much. you know, i think i can say across the board, the entire cast, i mean, they're just so talented. everybody just brings this truthfulness and this subtlety to their characters. i think just watching that and experiencing that and taking that in was something that, i think, i'll bring to other projects that i do in the future. >> did you have any advice as you were filming for judah? >> i get my advice from him.
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presumptuous enough to think i'm someone able to give advice. it is interesting because i worked with chris cooper, who is also in the movie, when i was 15. chris gave me advice when i was a kid. i've taken it with me through everything i've ever done. >> you can share it with judah. >> if he likes. >> i'm sitting here. >> the wise sage i am. >> judah, i find it interesting, you're still in school, yet you're now a movie star. how has your life changed in the past couple of years? >> i don't know if it's necessarily changed. i think there's just this added component to it that's very exciting and very fun. i mean, i'll finish here and go home and throw a ball for my dogs. there's that piece that's still normal. >> nice thing about dogs. no matter what -- >> they're still your dog. >> they don't care what you do. >> "demolition" opens in theaters today. guess which big hollywood star is joining the cast of "furious go paperless, don't stress, girl
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live, this is news 4 new york now. >> live look there at the tappan zee bridge and hudson river. 9:27 on this friday, good morning, i'm michael gargiulo. police in rockland county are looking for a man who tried to lure a 12-year-old boy into his car yesterday morning. van buren street and pearl river. the man was driving a silver four-door car, small white dog in the passenger seat. the man pulled up next to the boy, motioned to him, but the man drove away when the boy's parents approached the car. chilly, 37 degrees tonight,
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light slushy accumulation possible west of the city. sunday breezy, rain late in the day. monday 60 degrees. coming up on the "today" show, a special look "say yes to the prom dress."
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taking a look at the headlines. pope francis issued a major document today that urges the church to be more compassionate ward imperfect catholics. while while it doesn't change ruls, it strikes a softer tone. catholics who divorce a parishioners when determining whether they can receive communion. the shape up the nation report showed only oregon and
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amount of time for suggested by national experts. in fact, less than 20 states have a minimum for physical education in elementary and middle schools. the report found more than half of states allow students to subty constitute other activities for their required pe credit. mailing a letter or bill is about to get cheaper. the price of a regular stamp is going down this weekend. temporary rate increase in 2014 expires on sunday. the regular stamp will cost you 47 kent cents, down to 49. ford wants to make your commute less stressful. the new 2017 fusion will offer cruise control with stop and go technology. it automatically accelerates and brakes while maintaining a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.
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closest you've been to sweden, these swedish tourism agency would like to change it. you can ask about restaurants, favorite sites, going to school in sweden or just the weather and fishing by calling. let's get a check of the weather from al. we should set up a number where people can randomly call us. >> i'm sure we'd be sitting by the phone waiting for a long time. nobody wants to call us. really, why would you? look at this. call in and get your extended forecast for the weekend. icy mix along with the northeast. also snow back through the western p.a. a and western new york. wet weather out west, as well. sunday, sunday, slight risk of strong storms in the central plains. wet weather making its way through the upper mississippi river valley. great lakes looking at snow. a lot of rain from southern california, southwest all the way into the inner mountain region. record low temperatures here in the northeast and new england on
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that's what's going on for the home opener looking good, clouds and sun mix, breezy first pitch temperature, 50 degrees expected high this afternoon. freeze watch for saturday night, into sunday morning. 52 this afternoon with varying amounts of sun and clouds and thick breeze out of the west. tonight back down to the 30s. tomorrow snow and rain. doesn't accumulate to much of anything. upper 40s with sunshine sunday and more wet weather monday and tuesday. >> that's your latest weather. time for a little fix. >> is that my phone ringing? how you doing? i'm working this out. i promise you. i'll make it into a segment, where you can call us. anyway, a segment that has been approved, pop fix. if you are a nicole kidman fan, you're in for a treat. we have a sneak peek of the trailer for her new movie called "the family fang."
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time's best selling novel of the same name. it follows two siblings who had the excentric upbringing thanks to their performance arts parents. take a look. >> where are you? >> in the hospital. i got shot in the head. >> what? you got shot in the head? >> almost got killed by a potato. mom and dad are bringing me home to recuperate. >> let them you can't go. stand up to them, baxter. >> when have i ever done that? >> bandages. >> did you see your brother's ear? we wanted to play along. >> they're known for creating improvised public events that incorporate their own children into the artwork. >> that's amazing. "the family fang" co-stars christopher walken and jason bateman. it'll be released into theaters april 29th.
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charlize theron has officially joined the cast of "fast 8," the next installment of the "fast and furious" franchise. "furious 7," which was released last year, made over $1 million worldwide, one of the highest grossing movies of all kind. the upcoming film will also see the return of one of our favorites, vin diesel, dwayne johnson, and of course, tyrese gibson. it's set to be released next year. exciting news for fans of "gilmore girls." melissa mccarthy will be returning for the upcoming netflix revival. "the boss" star reveals the good news herself on "the ellen show." >> they're making four new movies of the "gilmore girls," which was a show near and dear to my heart for four years. we couldn't get the schedules to work. there was a whole thing. then i was going to be out of the country, blah, blah, blah.
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ago, we figured out that i was going to go back and do it. i am so excited. right? it'll be amazing. >> breaking news on "ellen." mccarthy played the chef of the dragonfully inn and best friend of lauren graham. back together. i cannot wait for that. now, let's throw it over to al, who is giving me a furious side eye. al roker? three words i could screw up. carbonaro primavera. don't miss it.
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with a twist. i'll combine with creamness y iness and veggies. it's buke catini carbonara preem vera. you have the vegetables and the fantastic. first, brown off a bit of it and i use the bacon. bucatini is thicker than the average pasta. you can use any pasta you like. first, brown off the bacon, get rid of that. take some fresh asparagus. >> didn't precook it. >> you don't have to use it if you don't like. it's fresh and so good. you're going to cook this three minutes.
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beautiful snap peas, english peasnt, some spring onions, garlic. use scallions if you want. also use frozen if you don't have access to fresh. >> i've never used fresh peas before. >> they're good. the color brightens up. but frozen is fine. saute that. take all of that. very pretty. save about a cup or so of the pasta water. keep that. >> don't forget that, it's critical. >> very nice. >> make your sauce. first of all, take parmesan cheese, heavy cream. you're going to take some olive oil. and you're going to also take some of that pasta water. you're going to mix it all in. cook this down. >> helps thicken it up, right? >> thicken it up. you have lemon zest and basil. it'll cook down a little bill and get thicker. then you're going to take your pasta, and you're going to put that in. >> is there something minty in here? >> we're g
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the end. mix this together. while that's cooking down, and it doesn't take long. turn the heat off quickly because it's going to make your sauce and your pasta. you want to poach your egg. first, take some simmering water. >> this is intimidating for me. >> it really isn't. add some vinegar. >> i never used the vinegar. what does it do. >> helps form the egg. it creates and gets the proteins all together. >> the water isn't boiling. it's hot. >> it's simmering. pour your -- >> you need enough water. >> eventually, your egg is going to poach. after a while, take it out once it solids out. have it there. you put it on top of the pasta. shredded -- >> my favorite part. >> those are pea chutes.
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>> creaminess for your beautiful bucatini. >> how long do you poach the egg? >> for like three minutes. >> this is top three of roker's for me. >> my daughter courtney, who is on the food team, perfect thd. >> hi, courtney. >> shout outto one out to one of our food club members. jennifer schmidt. find her recipe and mine -- or courtney's" -- at "today".com/food. how to keep your children busy on ra mhmmm. friends. tonight, i present to you a very special bottle. it's a nice, robust italian. vine-ripened tomatoes. impressive. very. let's let it breathe. introducing classico riserva. extra virgin olive oil, vine-ripened tomatoes, a hint of basil. classico riserva uses only fresh, simple ingredients. new classico riserva.
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you know the old saying, april showers bring a lot of indoor time with your kids. we called on meredith to help us out with ideas to keep the kids busy and have fun. great to see you. >> great to be back. >> i like the krar variation with my girl katie. >> we used things from the dollar store. parents with hunt and do all these games. she's going to try and get this on a square with a star. hop, hop, hop. hopscotch, you hop. we are using bubble wrap. go, katie. wrap. kids and adults love bubble wrap. if she lands on a star, she has to do things like jumping jack. >> let's go, katie. >> one, two, three, four.
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bubble wrap is fun. at home. >> what's this one? i like this. >> this is -- guys, these are our balloon boppers. get up and start. we made these with sponges and paint sticks. my boys love doing this. for hours, you can have them stand up or also get them on their knees. do it in a crab position. the goal is to keep the balloon up. you can do it by yourself if you're an only child or don't have any friends to play with that day because it's rainy. or do it with your siblings. >> you guys are good at this. >> keep going. you can keep going together. >> look at these cool dudes. >> up next, we have these fun brothers here. they are going to show us something that when i was in my preschool classroom, this was our favorite thing. it was the sensory tug. i created this rainbow rice in here. they can dig in it. want to start digging with the animals?
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>> get in there. >> i just made this rice with vinegar in a plastic bag. the starfish can go right in. colors. >> play in there now. this is easy to make. the vice is sim rice is simple to make. degree it out colors. >> hey, back there! knock it off, huh? >> a new game of balloon fun is happening. this is my most fun experiment on a rainy day. creating a storm cloud. we've put warm water up to here in a vase. she's showing us how to mix the colors. of course, yellow and blue makes what, cynthia? >> green. >> nice. >> as you can see, because of the shaving cream, which is already starting to mix, it
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>> underneath, you can see the storm cloud brewing and the colors mix. kids love doing this with different color mix sures s mixures. >> shaving cream and die. >> one tablespoon of water. it's all you need. >> next up, this was one of the most popular things in my preschool classroom. >> i loved this when i was little. >> the walking stilts. go ahead. dylan, well done. >> i've had a lot of practice. >> the dollar store sandbox. we drilled a hole in the bottom, strung string through it. this is good for balance and agility. >> uh-oh, dylan. >> how old are you, honey? >> i'm 5. >> she did it so you can do it. >> and i'm done. >> it's fun because it takes practice. it's great for balance.
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come monsters. >> we have allen joseph. >> we've created poppers out of dollar pool noodles. cut them. put a balloon around the end. cut off the top of the balloon, put it around the end. you're going to move a little closer. if you aim up and pull that back, yeah, you did a bunch at one time. you can make targets for your kids to try to keep track of points. >> or do it at each other. >> exactly. it's not something they're shooting at each other that they're going to get hurt. the little ones love it. >> use captain crunch crunch berries, you can aim at the mouth. fantastic. >> marshmallows. >> great idea. >> little ones love to get each other with these. no one is going to get hurt. >> that's great. >> joseph? >> cool. meredith meredith, thank you so much. we're back in a moment.
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check in with dylan. what's coming up this weekend? >> i went down to south carolina with these two guys, the brian brothers. these guys do all sorts of crazy, cool trick shots. there's a little bit of hit this and bounce it over here, get it over your head. it's a lot of fun. they showed me a few things i actually did okay. one was hitting it into the water. >> skip, that was impressive. >> that's impressive. >> no wonder you made the hole in the one. is that what you call -- >> the hole in the one? >> goes in the hole. look who is on the cover of "people." tamron hall. beautiful pictures inside. also, a very powerful story, tamron. >> thank you very much. "people" magazine came to my home a month ago, and they've done a profile on me and my family. please, go buy and pick it up.
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willie geist, your sunday morning show, when does it start? >> a week from sunday.
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live, this is news 4 new york now. >> 9:57 right now. live look there at the long island expressway. it is friday, april 8th. good morning, i'm michael gargiulo. a overturned tractor trailer causing big delays in new jersey. all the eastbound lanes of i-75
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the traffic stretches all the way back to exit 43 near providence road. another commuter alert, nj transit warning riders about a possible delay this morning. maintenance work is planned on the tracks, means trains could run about 15 minutes late. that starts at 10:00 tonight. check of the weather, mix of sun and clouds, 52 for the high. tonight chilly, 37. tomorrow rain, snow by noon. light slushy accumulation possible west of the city. sunday mostly sunny, 48. monday breezy, 60. coming up on the "today" show, looks for less styles. another local update in 30 minutes. in the meantime, have a great
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello, everybody. it is friday, april 8th and that is the life by fifth harmony. we have an interesting show for you today. we have a mother/daughter duo you don't want to mess around

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