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good morning. breaking overnight, a monster tornado in kansas a half mile wide, on the ground for an hour and a half. at least 25 homes damaged or destroyed. we'll be live at that scene. the waiting game. beleaguered agency under fire with long lines at airports, tsa chief nefenger gets a grilling on capitol hill. >> this is unacceptable and it's time for congress to act. >> can he get things moving without compromising safety? admiral nefenger is here for an exclusive interview. president obama's
criticism of donald trump. >> the display of ignorance of world affairs or a cavalier attitude. back here, trump rally in attitude leads to more clashes. and hillary clinton on the defensive once again over her e-mails after a state department report comes down hard. and doubling down. a year aftermath pedaled more than 200 miles for red nose day, people across the country and right here on our plaza are getting in on the action this morning. we're hoping to hit 10,000 miles by the time this show is over. "today," thursday, may 26th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. i hope your saddle is all ready, the red nose one. >> aches and
i just got over red nose day one. i was alone for that trip. look at all the people joining us this morning here on the plaza as cycling center, soul cycle centers all over the country. in the 8:00 half hour we'll be on the bikes. >> that's right. so stand by for panting. >> exactly right. in the meantime, president obama really did have strong words for donald trump. you just heard a small portion. he went on from there. we'll show you more of that coming up. first, let's get to our top story. severe weather and tornadoes ravageing parts of the midwest overnight. let's go to gabe gutierrez in abilene, very hard hit. good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. slow-moving storm barreling down on the small town of chatman, devastated by another tornado in 2008. thankfully, this tornado swrled to the south,
town. now, residents are describing terrifying moments. assessing the damage after a monster tornado. >> big, big tornado. big tornado. >> reporter: the national weather service calling this a potential catastrophic twister, half a mile while, chewing through dickinson county, kansas, barely missing the small town of chapman but leaving a trail of destruction. the tornado on the ground more than an hour, damaging at least 15 homes. >> that's a barn sitting in the road, folks. >> reporter: sheer power lifting entire structures. there have been 55 reported tornadoes spanning six states over the past 48 hours. near dodge city, kansas, tuesday, this twister tossed cars and obliterated home. >> it seems surreal. >> also picking up the pieces. beth roberts rushed into her cellar with only moments to spare. if you had waited a few more minutes -- >> we would have been sucked out
it was just like a loud, rumble, roaring, humming noise, something i've never heard in my entire li. >> reporter: blamed for one death in oklahoma, leslie kemp barely survived with a 2-year-old. >> trees were falling around the house. i grabbed my son and we got in the inner part of the house and we rode out the tornado. >> reporter: today, the heartland, bracing for the potential of severe weather again. remarkably, this tornado claim nod lives. the threat isn't over yet. the potential for tornadoes later today and here in kansas and nebraska. guys, back to you. >> gabe, thank you. >> what are they facing? >> the problem is, yesterday we had really a slight risk. today we have an enhanced risk. there is the potential for much more severe weather today. and it's going to last into tonight. and that's when we really get concerned. overnight storms are the worst
coming. from minneapolis all the way down to st. louis, strong storms firing up. for "today," from sioux falls to del rio, risk. enhanced risk, great bend. 20 million people under risk. greatest threats from southern nebraska to kansas. tomorrow, oklahoma city to corpus christi, another severe risk. damaging winds, isolated tornadoes. we'll watch this fire up. around 11:00 this evening between san angelo and dallas, strong storms. that's what we're really worried about. it continues into friday. dallas and houston in the storm threat there, and all the way up to oklahoma city. rainfall is also going to be a problem from minneapolis, kansas city, all the way down into central texas. some areas could be picking up six to eight inches of rain. so, flash flooding will be a threat as well. >> keep an eye on that. >> you bet. >> thank you very much. now to the search for solutions to those long ts a-lines at airports
as the busy summer travel season is about to really get under way. the man who runs the agency, vice president peter neffenger, was on capitol hill answering questions. this morning he is with us for an exclusive interview. first, tom costello is at reagan national airport with the very latest. tom, good morning. >> reporter: hi, savannah. good morning. american airlines will tell congress today that 70,000 of its customers have miss thaed t flights so far. that's just american. 40,000 bags have not made their connections. tsa says it's making big progress but it's still 4,000 to 5,000 officers short. facing fed-up members of congress, chief peter neffenger on the hot seat wednesday. >> i think you're a good man, competent man who has been given an impossible task. >> critical failure. >> reporter: wait times have stretched to two hours, three in chicago last
incident in my opinion. >> reporter: anger that a now demoted assistant administrator was paid $90,000 and merit bonuses even as screeners were failing undercover audits. >> i can't justify the level of bonuses provided in the past. i can tell you i stopped that. >> reporter: anger that tsa officers are leading airports to help the secret service screen audience at political events. >> where is the priority of supporting these events that have nothing to do with the core mission? >> i would like to be fully focused on my core mission. >> reporter: staffing problems are serious, 2,500 fewer screeners than in 2011, even though passenger volume has surged by more than 100 million. converting part timers to full time, adding more dog teams and relying on airline staffers to move lines along. those long lines may only get worse over the summer. and there are many reasons for this. among them, tsa
up appropriately when they have record volumes of people coming. they expected more people to sign up for tsa precheck than actually signed up. they had part timers quitting because they're frustrated with the job, monotony and also not getting full-time work. >> thank you, tom. peter neffenger is the chief of tsa. good morning. >> good morning. >> tom set up well. these lines didn't develop overnight. somebody had to see this coming with low fares attracting more travelers, with people taking things through screening sites that they weren't taking through in years past and with staffing problems. did you do enough to avoid the problems when you first saw them coming? >> when i came in last summer we were on the heels of -- we were in a real crisis, generated by the inspector general. so we had to get better on our mission and really focused on
going to cause the lines to back up. why is that? because we had to slow down a bit. we weren't paying close enough attention. and i shifted a lot of people back into the standard lines following an unsafe practice of moving people in. >> i think that's the other big part of this. people might not mind waiting in a line if they didn't also read that when federal inspectors went in there, those screening tests failed 95% of the time. just kind of adds insult to injury, doesn't it? >> as i said, we had to get better at our mission. it's a critical mission and we're in a pretty high threat environment. you have to make sure you're able to do the thing you're hired to do, which is protect the aviation system. >> it's life and death. one thing, admiral neffenger, that worried me, there were reports into your agency that when employees of yours report security breaches, that in some ways they're punished for it, reassigned or transferred. that c't
see something, say something. >> uh-huh. >> you can't have tsa employees afraid to see something and say something. >> i agree completely. one of the things i've been trying to do over the past year that i've been here is a fundamental transformation of the way we think internally, the way we treat our people and the way we encourage people to come forward. it's unacceptable to take action against people who are just trying to bring forward good ideas. >> will you guarantee that will not happen in the future? >> it will not happen. i've made a lot of changes to our personnel policies and practices and spent a lot of time reaching out to people to understand what's going on. >> a lot of people go to the airport. they see your agency -- i mean it's a federal agency that everybody sees. and a lot of times they wonder, would it just be easier if a private company came in here and did this work? what's your argument to that? >> let me start by saying the security of this nation is a national responsibility, federal responsibility. no matter how you do it
system to ensure consistency and high standards. we currently have a system that allows an airport to request a private contractor. it's important to remember that contractor is still contracted to the tsa, to the federal government. and that goes back to that need to have federal oversight. >> you need to be able to pay people more, don't you? average tsa worker makes about $30,000 a year. that's about the same as a manager at mcdonald's. nothing against the people at mcdonald's. but shouldn't a guy or a woman responsible for keeping a bomb, a gun or knife off a plane be paid more and does congress need to loosen up the purse strings so you can pay these people more? >> well, first, thank you for recognizing the front line of some of the most dedicated people i've seen. they deserve our thanks every time we see them. >> and they deserve more money? >> i would like to see pay and benefits reform across the system. >> are the airlines doing enough? dh secretary asked the airlines to wave those baggage fees, if people check more bags, lines will go faster and essentially they said no,
>> i've been working closely with all the major u.s. airlines and they've done a tremendous amount to help us in recent weeks, hiring contract staff to carry out nonsecurity related duties, running the bins back and forth and helping people remember to take the right things off as they move through the line. >> if they dropped those fees, would lines get shorter? >> what i'm focused on is getting people moving efficiently through. if they could help us enforce the one plus one rule that's very important. if you can reduce checkpoints -- >> with all due respect, if they dropped those first bagged fees, would the lines get shorter? >> i don't know that there's a direct correlation between that. there is a direct correlation between people carrying prohibited items through the checkpoint and long lines at the checkpoint. >> should they expect long lines to continue? this summer should they come two to three hours early? >> we're
travel volume again. more than in 2013. that said, we put a lot of measures in place and really focusing on -- most airports are really good. it's the top 20 airports where you're seeing the biggest challenge. we're putting a lot of resource in those airports and i hope you'll see -- you'll see long lines but move efficiently through the system. >> you're good to join us this morning. >> thank you. >> a lot of people counting on you and your employees. >> thank you. president obama is weighing in on the presidential race in a big way, speaking at a summit in japan. the president is hammering donald trump and his policies and weighing in on the democratic side of things as well. here at home a trump rally has led to clashes between protesters and police for a second straight day. decision 2016 team is on the story again. let's start with nbc's hallie jackson. hallie, good morning. >> reporter: hi, savannah. good morning. as people line up for donald trump's rally here in montana, the candidate is
democrats, but president obama is clearly willing to take on trump himself on offense overseas. president obama in japan this morning, unleashing his harshest criticism yet on donald trump and how he's viewed by world leaders. >> they are not sure how seriously to take some of his pronouncements, but they're rattled by him, and for good reason. >> reporter: calling out the republican front-runner for his knowledge of international affairs. >> impulses that he has made display either ignorance of world affairs or a cavalier attitu attitude, or an interest in, or attitude, or an interest in getting tweets and headlines rather than thinking through what it is required to keep america safe and prosperous and
>> reporter: comments just hours after new clashes between protesters and trump supporters, this time in anaheim. intense police presence outside his rallies. inside, trump takes aim at a different target. >> i was being hit by pocahontas. elizabeth warren, i call her goofy. >> reporter: trump, blasting massachusetts senator elizabeth warren, who is delivering some of the democrats' most biting attacks against him. >> a small, insecure, money grubber. >> reporter: she has a big mouth and that's about it. but they used her because hillary is trying to be very presidential. >> reporter: and on hillary clinton, trump, pressed by jimmy kimmel overnight. >> in 2008 i want to get this right. you said you thought hillary would make an excellent president and as recently as 2012, you said you thought she was terrific. what did she do? what happened? >> let me just explain to you. >> yeah. >> i will tell you. when i'm a businessman i speak well of everybody. if people ask
politicians, i speak well. when people ask me about hillary, she's wonderful. everybody is wonderful. >> so you were full of [ bleep ] when you said that? >> i was. the weeknd and belly canceling on kimmel because they didn't want to share the stage with trump. but a look at what's to come. a campaign adviser asking the republican national committee for research on the clinton's whitewater real estate scandal, quote, for immediate use. the problem? a trump spokeswoman also unintentionally sent it to a reporter for politico. and now a new staff shakeup for the campaign. a top adviser working to put boots on the ground in battleground states. unexpectedly let go. all of it as trump now says he would be willing to debate bernie sanders for charity. sanders' response? game on. tweeting overnight, he looks forward to debating trump in california before the june 7th
by the way, #bernie/trump debate trending online overnight. >> hallie jackson, thank you. now to hillary clinton, an e-mail scandal that just won't go away. blistering new review of her use of a private server. nbc's andrea mitchell has that part of the story. andrea, good morning to you. >> reporter: the state department reports, matt, undercuts key arguments that hillary clinton has been making for more than a year even as she's trying to persuade voters that she is not untrustworthy. hillary clinton, grappling with the growing political fallout over her e-mails from her rival, donald trump. >> crooked hillary. inspector general's report, not good. >> reporter: to bernie sanders, who once defended clinton over the e-mail controversy. >> the american people are south carolina and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails. >> reporter: sanders' campaign now refusing to throw clinton a lifeline saying "the ig report speaor
only using a private home e-mail server as secretary of state. the key findings, no evidence clinton requested or obtained permission to use a private server. and the report says clinton violated federal rules by not turning overall official e-mails before she left office, con concluding sending e-mails from a personal account to other employees is not an appropriate method of preserving e-mails. despite clinton telling nbc news her system was fully above board. >> people knew i was using a personal e-mail. i did it for convenience. i sent e-mails that i thought were work related to people people's .gov accounts. >> reporter: the report also reveals a new e-mail sxang between clinton and her top aide, huma abedein as to whether she could provide her private address
on state e-mail or releasing your e-mail address to the department so you are not going to spam. clinton's response? let's get separate address or device but i don't want any risk of the personal being accessible. the report also called the private server security into question. shut down twice in 2011 after clinton's computer security adviser feared it had been hacked. later warning abedein not to e-mail clinton anything sensitive. paul ryan says it under scores what we already know about hillary clinton. she simply can't be trusted. clinton responded telling univision i have turned overall my e-mails. no one else can say that. i have been incredibly open about doing that. i will continue to be open and it's not an issue that will affect either the campaign or my presidency. clinton was the only former secretary of state refusing to be interviewed by the
was more important to talk first to the fbi, to the justice department also investigating. they've not yet scheduled that interview. matt, savannah and al? >> andrea, thank you very much. let's turn back to al and get the rest of your forecast. >> good news is that we're looking at pretty nice weather across both sides of the it's simple: just get your red nose, only at walgreens, and get your silly on, seriously. time is running out. get your red nose today at walgreens.
>> that's your latest weather. matt? >> al, thank you very much. coming up, a new twist tied to the murder of a popular fitness instructor at a church in texas. who is sending new friend requests from her facebook account? and from one mansion to another, first family's post white house digs in washington. first this is "today" on nbc.
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>> breaking news on the roads, eastbound bay bridge, we are still shut down for policing a sift this morning. those backups obviously just growing right now because of this closure. eastbound bay bridge is shut down for anybody headed to the beach this morning. 95 northbound, we do have a crash there slowing a bit on the left side of the roadway. >> our headlines, it's one of the most dangerous intersections in the city. d.c. councilwoman mary shea wants to see changes. she will visit
be done to improve safety there. it's one of five sites in the annual crash data checked by d-dot. brace yourself for some bimp-to-bumper traffic the memorial day week. aaa projects low gas prices will mean an extra 700,000 people traveling for the holiday t. volume is expected to be the second highest on record for memorial day and close to 90% of people plan to drive toear t
>> good morning, everybody, bright sunshine out there. a bit of a hazy sky, code orange on the air quality. if you have a respiratory, you may wish to have strenuous exercise, temperatures are already in the low- to mid-60s. no rain around here just yet. there are a few showers working into the shenandoah valley. there will be a better chance for a little bit of rain. it will probably stay dry in the ro
7:30 now on a thursday morning, 26th day of may, 2016. this morning, it's all about those red noses. it's red nose day. and pedaling for a purpose out in the plaza. and at soul cycle centers across the country. we'll join them, riding for our entire 8:00 hour as to reach 10,000 miles. it's all for a good cause. >> maybe the noses won't be the only thing that's red after we ride for an hour. we'll see. also, dierks bentley will be here tomorrow for our concert to start the holiday wee
a twister in kansas was on the ground for more than an hour and damaged or destroyed at least two dozen homes. so far no injuries have been reported. police in new york are investigating a late-night shooting at a concert venue where rapper t.i. was set to perform. one person was killed, three others wounded. video from inside that venue shows the chaotic scene that followed as concert goers ran for cover. no arrests have been made in that case. check out this spectacular si site, italy's mt. etna erupting once again. it was short, but the volcano erupts several times a year but the last major eruption was 1992. unusual development tied to last month's murder of a popular fitness instructor at a church in north texas. the woman's friends and family saying they were recently sent friend requests from her facebook account. re
>> reporter: when texas fitness instructor missy bevers was murdered in april, detectives from the midlothian police department began comparing this security camera video to photos and videos on missy's facebook page. they hoped to match the murderer's unusual duck-like walk to someone who missy was friends with on facebook. but now an unexpected facebook twist in the case. lead investigators tell nbc news, someone created another facebook page in missy bevers' name, a fake. and then systematically started making friend requests, targeting missy's students, from the camp gladiator workout classes she led. missy's step mother-in-law, vickie bevers also got a bogus request. when those who received the friend requests clicked on them, the page disappeared. but detectives confirm to nbc news at least one person got a screen grabor
ugly game of catch me if you can? or could it have been a sick joke? a scammer, or some type of social media glitch? >> this investigation involves both cutting-edge technology and old-fashioned gum shoe detective work. >> reporter: telling nbc news they have little to go on, no i.p. address. best we can tell so far, he says, the profile gone, which means a dead end for us. which brings the investigation back to that video of the suspect. a police analysis has determined the murderer is between 5'2" and 5'7", but it is still unclear if it's a woman or a man. >> in a strange way, i'm thankful for the attention that this is receiving. >> reporter: missy's husband spoke to fox 4, kdfw, in dallas this week, begging the murderer to step forward. >> i truly want to just reach out to this individual
truly forgive you for what you've done but only if you come forward, turn yourself in. >> reporter: 38 days into this case, police have a fuzzy shot of an altima in a parking lot at a nearby gun store the morning of missy's murder. that video and now a fake facebook page that's vanished and still unknown, why missy bevers was targeted for murder. for "today," kerry sanders, nbc news. now we turn to the legal drama surrounding the highly celebrated u.s. women's soccer team. defending world champs are set to make a run for the gold again at the rio olympics. there's a possibility that the players could go on strike over pay and other issues. natalie has been following this for us. hey, natalie. >> that's right. not great timing but the team and federation that governs them will face off in a federal court in chicago. the two sides are at odds over a collective bargaining agreement which prevents the team from going on
can strike if they choose to. they say the agreement is no longer valid. now the legal fight could have big consequences, both on and off the field. in chicago this morning, high stakes for the u.s. women's soccer team. a federal judge will hear arguments over a contract dispute between the u.s. soccer federation and the players union. the major issue? the team's collective bargaining agreement and whether or not the union can call for a strike before the summer olympics in rio. >> the olympics are at hand. the women are set to play. if they win this lawsuit, they may have the right -- they may not use it, but they may have the right to strike before we see them at the olympics. >> in a statement, the federation says they stand by their collective bargaining agreement, calling it valid and binding. telling nbc news they, quote, remain committed to negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement with the players association to take effect when the current one expires at the
today's hearing comes as the two sides clash over the issue of equal pay. >> this lawsuit and the women's demand for equal pay are really intertwined. if a court finds that the women are bound by a collective bargaining agreement, they may have little room to ask for more money. >> it's about equality. it's about equal rights. >> speaking here on "today," top players explained why they filed a separate lawsuit, accusing the federation of wage discrimination. >> we have sacrificed so much. every single day we sacrifice just as much as the men. we work just as much. we endure just as much physically and emotionally. >> the team's success is hard to argue. winning three world cup titles and three consecutive olympic gold medals. after winning the world cup, the women's complaint says they earned a $2 million bonus, but they say the men's team earned $9 million, and they lost in the round of 16. the fight
bargaining agreement would give the women leverage in the fight for equal pay. but if they win that legal battle and decide to strike, they could miss out on the olympics. the players association declined to comment. as for today's hearing, the judge could set this issue aside for a later date, causing that legal battle to drag on for months. that would not be good timing for the olympics. a lot of people want to see this resolved.
good morning. we got a little hazy sunshine out there now. it is a beautiful morning. 64 already at reagan national. 63 in leesburg, 63 in winchester, virginia. it will be a warm day. most of the afternoon well up into the '80s. it will be close to 90 both today and tomorrow. only a slight chance for a few showers, primarily along i-81. tomorrow a little better chance area wide. still no washouts if sight. saturday looks
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our time is coming, matt. we're back, 7:43. red nose day two coming up in a few moments. the mansion that the first family reportedly will call home soon. >> nbc national correspondent peter alexander is at the obamas current address, 1600 pennsylvania avenue. peter, good morning. >> reporter: matt, savannah, good morning. think of this segment as cribs. at least until their daughter, sasha, graduates high school, they'll stay in washington, d.c. a first look inside their reported new pad. how do you follow up eight years rent free at the most famous address? try this nine bedroom, 8 1/2 bath mansion. not your usual episode of "house hunters," boasting a marble entryway and
this time without a chef. outside not quite the south lawn. maybe enough room for a vegetable garden or a putting green. and plenty of fresh air. >> i can't open my windows. i really can't. >> reporter: just two miles from pennsylvania ave in the posh neighborhood, this house last sold for $5 million in 2014. obamas are reportedly renting, estimating rents at $22,000 a month. >> i think it's a great honor to have the obamas living in the neighborhood. >> reporter: for now it's easy to drop by, hand off a newspaper. eight months from now i'm guessing it's going to be a lot tougher when the new neighbors move in. landlord no stranger to the west ring, president clinton's former press secretary. in fact, bill and hillary have a house around the corner. at least for now. within walking distance, more than 20 embassies and a target if michelle wants to make another undercover run. >>
the new president and the old president who will still be just a couple of miles up the road. >> last time that happened? woodrow wilson in 1921. among the obamas new neighbors, a newborn. you guys are in the market for a babysitter. >> we are, so if -- >> sasha may need some money. >> now that mom and dad are, you know, downsizing. >> little baby luca, he was a cutie. we scouted out the area. good news for sonny and bo, too, a couple of dog parks nearby. depending who wins this fall, trump or clinton, will there be two presidents in this town or three? matt and savannah? >> peter alexander, thank you very much. up next, a stunt at a high school talent show that has the internet losing its mind. and carson is back, just in time to help us with our very ambitious red nose day challenge. you're with us. you get to wear spandex today. >> what a
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back now at 7:50. we're just reliving the glory days when natalie joined matt on red nose one. >> rode ahead of me the whole time. >> i did not. >> very competitive. >> no, i didn't. >> anyway, good to have carson back. >> yyay! >> i'm looking forward to t today is red nose day. raising money for a very important cause. let's take a look back at how we support this had day last year and what we have in store for you today. mike pedales 226 miles all the way from boston to new york city. this year, we're ready to up that mileage count all the way to 10,000 miles with the help of over 650 stationary bikes all
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good morning, everybody, it's 7:56. breaking news on the roads right now, we have an update on that problem spot. >> breaking news, again, eastbound bay bridge at this very moment, we are still shut down. we have a four-mile backup. police activity in the middle of the bay bridge. that looks like it should clear out of the way here in just a little bit. right now which are jammed there. as folks come through the toll plaza as well. can you see those big backups. again, should be opening soon, westbound unaffected. southbound 270s after democracy boulevard, a
♪ it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, denim debate. school system proposes a ban on skinny jeans in an effort to prevent bullying, backlash from both students and parents. plus backstage pass. jenna takes us behind the scenes of duran, duran's latest tour on what keeps them motivated. >> every time i come to stage, it feels like the first walk in space. >> that's just a cliche. ♪ feels like the first time >> i can't believe i just said that, but i really meant it. and back to school. >> why do we have these noses on? >> red nose
>> oscar winner julia roberts helps us kick off red nose day with a special visit to a very special place. >> we can all rise up and actually participate in altering it. >> and we're all getting on board with this global effort as we spend the entire hour on bikes, pedaling for a purpose on the plaza "today," thursday, may 26th, 2016. ♪ >> it's red nose day on the plaza. get seriously silly! >> from colorado to the "today" show for my 50th birthday. >> hello, wisconsin. >> the "today" show. ♪ >> celebrating my high school graduation in new york city. we love you, oklahoma! >> from new cast
be on the "today" show. >> happy red nose day from the plaza! >> all right. welcome back to "today," people. we've got a fitting throwback thursday song from carson. it's nelly's "ride with me." >> yeah. >> costume change around here. we all suited up in our cycling gear. this is tour de red nose 2. i took a 226-mile journey last year to raise awareness for red nose day and children living in poverty here in the united states and all around the world. so this year, i roped in the rest of the "today" show family as well as 650 soul cyclists all across the country. >> if i keep this nose on, i am not going to be able to breathe. >> collectively, today, we are going to bike 10,000 miles. but the show must go on. so, get this, everybody. we are g t
hour, all of us, right here on this perch. look who is over here. lester holt. lester holt, waking up early to come along for the ride. lester, good morning! >> good morning. i can't breathe with this thing on. >> i know. >> put it on and sing the winchester cath eedral. >> i need a bigger nose. lester, you joined me last year. al joined me. savannah joined me. you were away. >> yep. >> it was great to be on the road but so nice to see people participating. this red nose day has been going on for many, many years. over the years they raised more than a billion dollars for children. >> the challenge, can we do our jobs in the 8:00 hour from these bikes? we're going to do that and try to make it through. jill has steals and deals coming up in a little bit. great deals, especially for father's day on the way. >> it's not going to be complete until natalie gets out here to whip us into shape. she has some d
she's at the news desk with the top stories. good morning to you. >> i'll join you shortly. good morning, everyone. t fresh off a grilling on capitol hill, the head of the tsa said he is willing to make checkpoints at airports more efficient without compromising security. tom costello is at reagan national airport. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. how this mess is affecting their business. american airlines alone said 70,000 of its customers have missed their flights so far this year, 40,000 bags. short time ago, tsa chief, admiral peter neffenger was on the "today" show. he said things are improving but it's slow going. >> most airports are really good. it's really the top 20 airports where see the biggest challenge. we're putting a lot of resources into those airports and i hope you'll see long lines but you'll move efficiently through the system. >> reporter: yeah, they're trying to staff up and also converting part timers to
admiral neffenger could warn it could be a long summer. get to the airports early if you are flying, two hours or more. back to you. >> tom costello at reagan national airport. thanks, tom. president obama wrapping up his day two visit to japan attending the g7 summit. nuclear ambitions pose a serious threat to the world, but added that improved responses from china and other countries in the region may help to reduce the risk. >> north korea is a big worry for all of us. they're not at the point right now where they can effectively hit u.s. targets, but each time that they test, even if those tests fail, they learn something. >> the comments come a day before the president's historic visit to hiroshima, where the u.s. dropped an
1945, the first u.s. sitting president to visit the city. hillary clinton saying the e-mail issues will not affect her campaign or presidency. saying she did not comply with the department po policy when she use aid private e-mail server as secretary of state. there's no evidence that clinton requested or received approval to use it. the report also said clinton declined to cooperate with the inquiry. a clinton spokesman said they thought it was more important to talk first with the justice department, which is conducting a separate investigation. a florida baby just might be the youngest water skier ever. take a look at this viral video showing 6-month-old skiing nearly 700 feet on a florida lake. we're done this was done with professional supervision. her father, champion bare foot skier said his daughter could have kept going but the boat
incredible. forget walking. she goes straight to water skiing. how are those bikes going? >> come join us. just ahead, a school trying to ban skinny jeans to crack down on bullying? >> can you come back to me for a second before we go to the next feed? this guy is making us look bad back here. don't show him. >> slow down. >> happy to check e-mail on the weekends? where that's now illegal. and this moment at a high school talent show. in tre in a good, clean salad, every ingredient is the main ingredient. whether it's big... or small. first to go. or best for last. sweet. or not so sweet. whether it's tossed... or twirled.
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♪ it's time to get seriously silly, people. ♪ join red nose day to do some serious good to help fight kids' poverty. ♪ it's simple: just get your red nose, only at walgreens, and get your silly on, seriously. time is running out. get your red nose today at walgreens. welcome back to "today" on this thursday morning, red nose day on the plaza. take a look. our friends from soul cycle, helping us raise awareness for children, living in poverty here in the united states and all around. then look what we've got going on across the country in washington, in chicago, in houston, los angeles, all kinds of people joining in onhe
here on the "today" show. >> and we'll do this until the end of this hour. if we do this every day, we would almost fit in our skinny jeans, which are very popular. why is one school district in north carolina trying to ban skinny jeans? here's nbc's janet shamlian with the story. >> reporter: from the duchess of cambridge, kate middleton, to kendall jenner to just about everyone else, painted on pants of denim and spandex, skinny jeans are an often parody fashion favorite. ♪ everybody's looking at my tight pants i got my tight pants ♪ >> while some say you could never be too skinny, in wilmington, north carolina, apparently your jeans can be. >> it's a challenging situation. >> reporter: school board member jeanette nichols is
leggings after a larger student was bullied wearing them. >> the teacher suggested she wear a longer top and the student replied you can't tell me what to do because it's not in the dress code. >> reporter: the policy change would ban the clothing with something that must, quote, cover the posterior in the entirety. >> it doesn't make sense. >> reporter: banning skinnies is not a good fit for many on social media. twitter is on fashion fire. if bigger girls are getting but ided because of their tight pants, ban the bullies, not the pants. stop body shaming females. but some support, too. whatever happened to modesty? >> clearly everyone is wearing them. not many people have a problem with it. why are you making this a problem? >> reporter: candace thinks the bans
hard to find anything but skinny jeans. none of it really impacts the guys. >> skinny jeans. kind of in for me right now. >> they're kind of not. >> in or out, the school board will make its decision before the next school year starts. ♪ everybody's talking about my tight pants ♪ >> for "today," janet shamlian, nbc news. >> that will be an end to half our fashion segments around here. >> exactly. bring back the boot cut. now time for what's trending "today." are you ready? >> we're all tied to our phones these days. even when we're out of the office we're never really away from the office. but the french -- we love the french. they've just hit upon an interesting solution. the country just enacted a law, banning work e-mails after hours. if you work for a company with r50 or more employees, you will not be bothered on weekends or holidays. it is le
an already controversial labor law. the french call it the right to disconnect. france, french fries and now this wonderful law. >> one thing that would never work here. >> never. >> can you imagine the news business? >> overnight calls, weekend calls. it's part of what we do. >> well, there could be some exemptions, i would guess. >> can't we adopt some method to disconnect, though, and take a page from the european's disconnection book? i'm going to work on that. >> you're supposed to be following the moves here, guys. >> when you download an app on your phone, do you ever stop and read the conditions for that? >> no. >> how about this? some people don't even bother. consumer watchdog in norway decided to see how long it would take to read all those conditions. staffers read the terms of service for 33 apps.
number of apps people have on their phone. they included facebook, twitter, youtube and spot if i and all the policies added up to more than 250,000 words on 900 pages and guess how long it took them to read all those conditions. 31 hours, 49 minutes and 11 seconds. >> takes 22 seconds to say accept. >> accept, accept. >> exactly. in high school, guys, what was your talent? natalie, don't answer. >> i don't have a talent. >> we know, you were the world's best athlete. >> no. >> what was your talent? >> stand-up comedy. >> check out this north carolina student. his name is mike centatori. he wowed his classmates with his talent act. and now the internet is taking notice. take a look.
>> wow! everyone in the audience goes wild. mike hypotheticals them up, has dramatic music. is he known at school for doing this. it looks easy. we'll put that to the test this morning with the one, the only carson daly. >> is there a stand on the bottom of it or something? >> i don't know. >> oh. >> one more time. you get three tries. go ahead, carson. agai again. >> i like what you did there. you went upside down. >> give it one more shot. >> now you know why the internet went crazy for him. not that ease. >> i focus on 10,000 mile. >> and your nose is running.
. >> good morning, i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. a little hazy sky out there. temperatures are mild indeed. we're already 70 in winchester. 67 if walk. 64 now in mo nas sass as you are planning out your day, highs up close to 90 degrees, a slight chance for a few showers or thundershowers, primarily in the
again, five of us, normal. and then natalie. >> the energizer bunny. >> i'm going to get my workout in while i can. >> all right, guys, thanks. as you mentioned, on wednesday, a brand new winner of the voice who just made history. allison porter, and she tells christina aguilera, the first female coach to taste victory. hi! >> i'm not going to hug you. i'm all sweaty. >> thank you! >> there's a bike competition. >> i didn't pack workout clothes. i'm so sorry, guy. >> take a red nose. >> all right. >> on wednesday night, you looked shock when i said your name. >> i was shock. >> how could you be? >> i did not think that was going to happen. that was -- yeah, that's 100% genuine. i had no idea. >> such a good story. had you a lot of success in '91 for the movie "curly sue," tackled so bright, fell
had a family. >> i was so afraid to come and put everything into the show. as soon as i started, i knew it was the right place for me to be. >> everybody has you as the favorite. after you did that linda ronstadt song, "blue bayou," thank you for doing that song. >> thank you. >> how was thit working with christina? >> we had a bond from day one. we won it together. we're being psychotic and jumping like lunatics, we were really freaking out. >> what are your plans now, alisan? >> start to make a record, play a bunch of shows and do what i came to do, which is being in the music business and make an awesome album. >> start singing for savannah. >> quickly when you were doing this show and carson is in his suit, did you ever imagine he had guns like that? >> i like
>> congratulations. >> congratulations, alisan. >> thank you. and now to more of the reason for our bikes, red nose day, of course. >> global effort to lift kids out of poverty through fun-raisers. julia roberts is doing her part and nbc's joe fryer caught up with her. >> reporter: for one day julia roberts is going back to school to see firsthand how one nurse named lacy is providing care to kids who otherwise would get none. >> when do you come to see her? >> when i don't feel well or when i get hurt. >> how would you describe your experience today? >> today was nothing that i could have anticipated. and i just want to go home now and tell everyone that i know everything that i learned today. >> reporter: her visit is part of red nose day. >> first-ever red nose day i
america. >> reporter: celebrity teleon this to fight children's poverty. >> for a small amount of money we really can save a child's life. >> reporter: we sat down with julia and richard curtis, the man who started red nose day and wrote popular movies like "love actually," "bridget jones' diary" and "noting hill." >> asking you to love her. >> now julia and richard are teaming up again. here, all the students live below the poverty line. the school has its own health clinic guided by nurse lacy to help kids suffering from poor nutrition, lack of sleep, asthma, lice, mental health issues and more. >> you're a nurse, here to take care of them and make sure they can breathe and that their scrapes are cleaned, but it's so much more than that. >> it is hard to do every day, but it would be hard not to do, to know that they're here. >> feeling good? >> these are children with the
and without this work, they wouldn't get any health care. >> it's just amazing how much they can provide in this very small space for a huge amount of children who are entitled to care and love. >> we begin with the curious case of julia roberts. >> reporter: last year, julia offered a comic contribution to red nose day. >> they revoice me in every movie i do, which makes me absolutely furious. what is going on? >> not personal? that is my work, my sweat, my time away from my kids! if that's not personal, i don't know what is. >> did you come up with the idea for that brilliant sketch? >> i didn't. richard did. but i was a willing participant. it was very funny. and very shocking when i heard my true voice exposed on national television. >> well, yes, my voice is on the deep side but i think guys find that sexy. >> reporter: this year, takin a
video about the phoenix clinic and nurse lacy. >> she is a bright light in a dark hallway. it's not to be overwhelmed by how incredibly unfortunate and sad it is. it's to realize we can all rise up and actually participate in altering it. why do we have these noses on? >> red nose day. >> tell him. >> red nose day. >> reporter: it starts by raising awareness and raising money. >> this is how much i love red nose day. and richard curtis, for starting red nose day. i will do this on television for him, to raise money. >> reporter: with the glasses, it works. >> thank you. i'm not embarrassed. i'll do anything for these kids i met today. >> reporter: for "today," joe fryer, nbc news, phoenix. >> we should mention we're catching on a little late in the game here in this country. great britain has been doing this so successfully for so many years. it's ry
people with the red noses for this country. >> people are getting into it. we've got the teleon this tonight. lots of ways to donate if y good morning, it's 8:26. let's start with a check on the morning commute and mellissa. >> chopper 4 is over the bridge. through the toll bridge, much, much better. we were jammed a few minutes ago. eastbound bay bridge, all lanes are unaffected. that has reopened. southwest freeway, before the 14th street bridge. we have a crash blocking the two right lanes. a big look at the beltway, 295 inbound from either
it's 8:30 now on a thursday morning, 26th day of may, 2016. and red nose day is here, all across the country. and we're pedaling toward 10,000 miles for a great cause. not only here on the plaza, but in those cities across the country. look who we have here. we've got the all-star team of cycling, lester holt, al roker, savannah guthrie, carson daly. don't even get us started on
>> during the break she was eating a donut. >> and we're back -- >> don't give away my trade secrets, carson. come on. we are all working out, but especially natalie. thanks to our super trainers, emily and tramel. they've been going since this early this morning. here is how to donate. you don't have to leave your couch or your bike. call 800-500-7343 or texas "today" to 80077 and donate $10. >> the donation will contribute $2 up to $500,000. >> more on the plaza tomorrow. dierks bentley will be here for our citi concert. we're excited for that. d
duran duran. little jealous on that. >> natalie and i are. >> you need a father's day gift idea? jill martin is back and she has steals and deals. >> matches your nose. >> as we workup an appetite, barbecue dish for memorial day, our chefs hard at work preparing a delicious sweet tea brined chicken. >> are we going to eat that, taste that right here on the bikes? >> i guess so. >> that will be mess. >> i great. how about a check of the weather? let's show you what's going on as far as your weather is concerned for your memorial day weekend. let's start it off with friday. risk of strong s
>> good morning, a few light rain showers in the shenandoah valley, future weather keeps most of the immediate metro dry. we will have pop-up showers from the blue ridge west pounds, official rain chance, better tomorrow, it will be warm, highs near 90s, cloudy skies on monday and tue >> that's your latest weather.
is sponsored by walgreens. get your red nose today only at walgreens to help kids in need. >> we are working with all the great employees of walgreens to get everybody geared up for red nose day. everybody on the plaza taking red nose selfies right now. we've seen a bunch of them online, too. you can #rednose. a couple of showings from red nose love. we've got olivia. she completed her look with a crown. very nice. many red nose faces, as you can see there. and i foovhave a feeling that paisley got some help with this selfie. 9:00, 8:00 central right here on nbc, red nose day special. >> lot of fun. lot of laughs. we are spending -- spinning our way into steals and deals. "today" contributor jill martin has saddled up as well and will reveal
your dad on father's day. are you a cyclist? >> i am. this is like a great morning. >> savannah warmed the bike up for you, which is good. let's talk about these great items, perfect for dad. first are these sound bot bluetooth speakers. >> perfect for the beautiful weekend that at least we're going to have here in new york. $129, 15 hours of time. that's a very long barbecue you can have. retail $129. the deal $39. that's 70% off. >> great deal. right in front of you, little warm for this particular moment. but you've got some cashmere hoodies from mila. >> you were supposed to wear this. >> not happening now. >> you've been working out. it's $398 is the retail. cashmere from italy. comes in great colors. go on today.com to see. >> is that only for men, jill? >> it is but it's cute for women. >> extra extra small?
retail $398. detail $69. that's 83% off. >> wow! >> weather is getting great. dads love a nice polo shirt. you have some from cutter & buck. >> moisture-wicking technology. >> perfect for right now? >> perfect for right now, right? so these are cutter & buck polo shirts, retail $65 to $73. i was looking at lester. >> do you like that? >> nice color. >> shows off your eyes. >> let's move on to the belt sets -- >> just want to give the deal for that one. $19 up to 74% off. >> great. now let's get to the belt sets from salt & dapper. >> comes in that bag that's super cute. set of two. printed one and you get a solid one. al, i could see you sporting this. >> sure, with your khakis. my dad khakis
that's all right. >> the retail $65. the deal $19.99 for two, 69% off. >> all right. let's get back over toward lester on the end there. over in front of him we see the sterling watches. >> it's time to talk about the last one. i only have one second. retail $375 to $725. go on today.com. they're casual also sterling. they come in the box. just add a bow. the deal $69. up to 90% off. >> that's great. jill, thank you very much. can we review the deals quickly? blue tooth speakers from soundbot, hoodies, carson has already taken one from mila, polo shirts from cutter & buck, salt & dapper belt sets and he
>> announcer: "today's" food is brought to you by bush's baked beans. no matter what you're making, we have a bean for you. >> back now at 8:40 with "today food." countdown to memorial day, all about burgers and barbecue here in our kitchen. elizabeth has a hearty barbecue chicken recipe. it smells delicious. our taste testers are riding bikes and taste testing. >> don't
so here is our grid. it's a sweet tea brine chicken. that's the important thing, the brine. we have our tea. we have our onions, rosemary, garlic, lemon, salt, pepper. also a peach barbecue sauce. >> little brown sugar will make it good. now this is the brine. >> exactly. thing about a brine, because of the osmotic pressure. i never sounded so smart in all of my life -- >> they said there would be no science. >> i hope mama and daddy saw this. what it does, it forces that solution deep within the muscle tissue. so, it is going to make the juiciest chicken you've ever had. i love sweet tea. we're from mississippi. we have to have our sweet tea. we have our tea. we'll also add our salt and our sugar. you have to make sure that this all dissolves. very, very well. >> stir it? >> stir it. will you go ahead and add -- citrus, rosemary. >> it's all
what is this? >> that's onion. >> i thought so. it looked a little different up close. >> it looks a little different up close? >> oh, my gosh. click the mikes downstairs. i don't want to hear it. >> all that flavor will penetrate deep in the muscle. >> you want the chicken to be cold when you do it? >> very good point. you're redeeming yourself now. >> thank you. >> add ice to this and cool it down. we're not going to cook the chicken now. we're going to cook it later. it needs to be really, really cold. zip the top of this. put this in the refrigerator. >> you do that in such a neat way. didn't make a mess. >> isn't that nice? isn't that nice? >> how long will refrigerator it? >> minimum four hours. you could go overnight with it. once you get it out of the brine, you want to rinse it and pat it really well. this is our peach sauce. >> are those peaches? just kidding. >> yes, they are peaches
>> and we have a little bit of lemon, garlic. now, this is our sauce with chipotle peppers. it is as hot as the hill. you know it is. >> love it. >> if you love hot, spice it up. little bit of salt. >> rider does have their food downstairs. >> elizabeth, in the macaroni and cheese, is that macaroni? >> yes. >> okay. >> up close and far away. >> you're funny. keep riding! >> carb loading. >> cook this down. we want those peaches to really get soft. let them release all their wonderful juices and put it in the blender. we're going to turn this on. and we are going to turn this on -- look. see, see? >> redeeming myself again. >> we're going to let that go. >> all right. >> now what i love to do, we want to reserve some of this for
but we need some for basting. once this goes in the oven -- we have our chicken here. it's already been patted dry. that's so important. we want a beautiful crust. if that's wet we will not get that beautiful crust. >> pat it dry. >> salt and pepper. generously season it before. if you don't season your protein or chicken before, honey, you've missed the boat. you have to do it before. it just will not be the same. >> with our sauce? >> exactly. 350 degree oven. >> am i doing this now? >> come over and show us. we have a few seconds left. >> anyway, what we'll do is baste this. >> yum. >> let it caramelize. >> matt mentioned the macaroni and cheese featuring macaroni, baked beans and coleslaw. you're going to come back with hoda and kathie lee. >> yes. it's the best. >> if you want these recipes, go to today.com/food.
we're back with my kind of music, as we are all riding in the name of red nose day. we have the plaza helping out, and we lowly anchors are helping out on the plaza. >> you took your time in there in the kitchen, we should mention. >> i just got here. i had to sample that mac n cheese. it was delicious. >> it's one floor. >> i know. i'm ready to ride. >> duran duran has been pumping out hits for decades. they're on a tour and jenna had a backstage pass athe
center. >> two hours you're on stage, it's incredibly simple. you just have to let the song be the king. we're only there to serve the songs. >> served up with style, sass and duran duran signature showmanship. >> what's it like to get up on that stage and all play together? >> every time you walk on stage, or every time i walk on stage, it feels like it's the first time i'm walking on the stage. that's so cliche. ♪ feels like the first time >> i can't believe i just said that but i really meant it. >> after storming on to the scene in the '80s, these british rockers racked up hits, one after the next. ♪ when you're hungry like the wolf ♪ >> this is the set list. >> hungry like the wolf. >> nick rose, john taylor, roger taylor and simon lebond
their 50s all continue to perform with the flashy new tour. >> this is the epicenter of duran duran glamour. >> will you be wearing this tonight? >> yes, this is the one i'll be wearing here. we have makeup here. even guys wear makeup occasionally. >> broke ground during mtv spot, pushing boundaries, shooting videos like this, collaborating with fresh new artists. ♪ ♪ i won't cry for yesterday >> stage glam aside, their infectious tunes stand the test of time. still drawing lifelong fans and reaching new ones. >> our audience spans several generations now. people have been there all the way from the beginning to young kids who have just discovered the music either online or from their families. >> i sit there every night and think, god, i can't believe i'm still doing this. >> it's like a surreal dream being on stage sometimes. it's like being on a ride. >> a
>> yes, absolutely. >> reporter: they celebrate those unforgettable anthems but continue to look forward, creating new music like their latest and 14th studio album "paper god." >> the secret is not being afraid to change, i think. >> you guys have stayed in this business for so many years. >> uh-huh. >> reporter: what's your advice to people who are looking to kind of stand the test of time? >> my main piece of advice would be get into the music. that's the one thing that really matters. the career and the fame and everything else, it's very much on the periphery. what's really important is to concentrate on your body of work. that is the backbone of your career. >> reporter: if music's the backbone, then it's the collaboration that keeps duran duran strong. >> i think we're lucky to still be together. we're actually closer than we have ever been. we are family. >> reporter: ifou
the yacht, you know the ones i'm talking about? what would you say? >> it's all going to be okay. hang in there. >> yes. absolutely. >> that was jen gentlemna bush d had her undivided concentration. >> i never concentrated during this show than i did during that piece. >> carson reminded me, remember when they were on their show? no, no, i'm kidding. never mind. >> we don't need to remember that. >> their concert runs through the end of the year. when we come back, we'll see if we hit our 10,000 miles river. first this is "today" on
we're back now on "today" on this thursday morning. people still riding on the plaza. she hasn't stopped. >> i know. >> unbelievable. >> natalie and al took off. ready for the next hour of the show. savannah's still here, carson's still here, lester and me. meanwhile, natalie took off for a ten-mile run. >> exactly. >> we have the mileage counter. we're getting close. not there
they've been amazing. they provided these bikes here and also at studios around the country. we have to give a shoutout to our fearless instructors, emily and tramel. they have not stopped pedaling. lester, will you have "nightly news" tonight? >> yes. and you call this work? i have a whole day ahead of me. >> let's check the counter. very close, 15 miles to go, collective lich collectively. let's pedal faster. >> excellent work, everybody. 10,000 miles of the again, red nose day is all about raising awareness for kids who need it here in the u.s. and all around the world.
huge thank you to our great sponsor, walgreens, raising over $18 million to date to help fight kids' poverty. >> i'm going to start putting in some effort now. >> get to 11,000. >> yeah. >> walgreens a nice place to go to buy a salve. >> the booty is feeling it. >> today.com. call 800-500-4373 or text the key word "today" to 80077 and give $10. for every dollar donated, the bill and melinda gates foundation will give another $2 up to $500,000. >> this isn't the most exciting thing to happen on red nose day. prime time special tonight at 9:00, 8:00 central here on nbc. >> thank you so much, buddy. >> see you tonight on "nightly news."
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this morning on "today's take," hot hacks, getaways as we count down to summer. and her world is turned upside down. jill's thrill ride on the coaster opening today. plus, jason bourn and breakdown on this summer's big blockbusters. coming up now. >> from nbc news this is "today's take" with al roeker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning, may 26th, 2016. alongside tamron and natalie, our buddy, willie, is off. and we see
there. >> fleet week. >> fleet week is here. we salute you. this morning's jam, america's sweetheart. >> if anyone is still on the bike or running this is a good one. >> with the help of 650 soul cyclists around the country, we completed 10,000 miles for our tour de red nose to raise money for kids living in poverty around the world. three ways you can donate, today.com, 800-500-4373 or text "today" to 80077 and donate $10. don't miss the red nose special tonight at 9:00, 8:00 central. >> those seats are very hard. >> that's why you're going up and down on them. >> you're not meant to sit on them. >> if you're really into the class you get your own seat later. >> you do? >> you can get a
because some people go five, six times a week. >> right. >> it hits you in low places. it does. >> i have a bike and the secret is the big gel -- >> that's what you told me. >> it's comfy. doesn't look cool but comfy. >> but it looks so good. your seat looks like -- >> miles and miles on your seat. i'm still sweating and glistening and mary had to wipe me down. >> she does all the makeup. >> so, thank you, mary. it's a terrible job. >> if you watch us -- and natalie is doing the whole thing, around the world. >> this is my workout for the day. i was following along. >> my workup for the year and i went upstairs and had chicken. i'm like, done. my kitchen -- i love that you knew that. >> that's right. for black women's hair, they talk about -- >> southern way to describe the back of your hair is your
it's called casket get ready or casket fresh but everything behind you -- works out for some people. >> do you like roller coasters? >> you know i don't. >> i love roller coasters. >> we've been showing you this new joker roller coaster at six flags new jersey, opens to the public today. our pal, jill martin, got to ride it yesterday with contest winner dorothy cockerill from mesa, arizona. >> look at her face. >> she looks like she's going to -- >> i heard jill may have needed a bag or something. >> it's insane. look at it. there is no enjoyment in that face. >> look at her face. >> that is like what did i do? >> steals and deal. >> and we're airing it so we can laugh at her. >> absolutely. >> she's gone skydiving. she's done all kinds of adventures so i'm surprised. >> she's amazing. >> we'll see how she handled it. >> stick around. you'll want to see that.
am i saying that right? >> lena. >> lena dunham. are some people addicted to apologizing? she posted this. apologizing is a modern plague and i would be willing to bet -- though i have steer scientific research to back this up -- that many women utter i'm sorry more on a given day than you're welcome and combined. but what do you replace sorry with? with an actual expression of your needs and desires. so she accepted what i thought was interesting, this challenge from her dad to spend a week not apologizing. she's not completely cured, she said, but she is improving. what do you think? >> i thaink that's absolutely te case. unfortunately, i think women do it more than men. >> i don't know why that is. >> i don't know. and also a lot of times when you pay a compliment, especially to women -- >> that's my problem. >> you deflect it instead of accept the compliment. guys who have no reason to accept the compliment take it and go, thank you. >> you always say th
just say thank you. okay, thank you. i appreciate the compliment. >> the apology thing is so true. as women, we always, i think, feel the need to please everybody. and i think that's one of those things. and you don't want to upset people or come off too aggressive, which we earned the right to be aggressive. why not? >> the same thing with no. >> i have a terrible time saying no. terrible. >> i know a lot of times -- and i won't name names. well, maybe i can make it. >> that's me. >> sorry. i do it. >> you can name names. >> you're going to say no eventually anyway. >> i know. i know. >> so just -- you're not making people feel better. just say no. >> you always say that. i came to al once. i really don't want to go. just say no. but i can't. just say no. i waited to the very last minute, which is so rude, to call in and say i just couldn't go. but you give sage advice on that. >> al is my guru when it comes to life coaching. >> no, no, i'm not a life coach but i will be a good no
whenever i have a question, what do you think i should do? al's good like that. >> all about al. you're the man in the middle. >> thank you. >> accept the compliment. >> i did say thank you. >> accept the compliment. there you go. fleet week, of course. we showed you all the great troops out on the plaza this morning. in honor of fleet week, i love this, jimmy fallon and adam sandler performed a parody of garth brooks' "friends in low places" but they called it "friends on all bases." take a look ♪ cause i got friends on all bases from the navy on up to the air force bases and the army grange coast guard in the rain ♪ ♪ it's fleet week and we're going crazy oh, i got friends on
anthem. i like that. >> speaking of national anthems, paying tribute to our fleet week friends, tamron is out there right now. >> where are they? >> did you make it? >> running out here. i never want to see the soul cycle thing again. hi! how are you? where is lieutenant pagano? hi, lieutenant. how are you? >> hi. how are you? >> happy fleet week. >> thank you. we're happy to be here. >> we're happy to have you here. what a mix. hi. are you from chicago? somebody from chicago? >> texas. >> god bless texas. how is it going out here? >> it's good. >> did you guys want to soul cycle? no? okay. how many push-ups can you do? >> probably 100. >> natalie can do 200. >> 200? i don't know. she probably could. >> uh-uh. >> thank you for your service. we really appreciate and love you all. can i get a hug? oh, yeah. it's fleet week! back to you guys. th
love it. >> i think that guy is like, i just hugged tamron hall. hey now. >> take a number. they'll all be lining up. tuesday night alliance for women in media foundation handed out gracie awards in beverly hills. natalie, you were honored for the nbc series "i am unbroken," which is cool. >> really fun. >> and our pal, kathie lee, dedicating her award to her late husband, frank gifford. also they met original wonder woman linda carter, lifetime achievement award recipient. >> i'm the biggest kathie lee fan, but linda carter and kathie lee together, these are the women who paved the way for us. still do my wonder woman pose now and then. >> of course, hoda wasn't there but was honored for her radio work on the hoda show on our siriux xm channel 108. >> and rachel delima, i think she got a shoutout yesterday, but i will repeat it,
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our sister company universal. >> everybody wants to see this movie because it's so brilliant. what happens when our pets are left at home alone and we're away? that's basically the concept here. and there's so much buzz about this. animation scenes are incredit ib. it's one of those that you'll have a lot of fun at the theater. >> i know what zara is doing right now. get off the couch! >> founder, michael keaton. >> salesman who basically takes the mcdonald's fast food company away from the mcdonald's brothers. this picture is nominated for best picture at the oscar next year, it will be the third straight year that michael keaton is in a best picture movie. that's pretty impressive. >> on fire right now. >> free state
matthew mcconaughey. >> director gary scott took two to three years to research the subject matter. >> based on a true story. >> true story. even before he put that pen to paper, you can only imagine the level of detail that's going to be going into this film with matthew. >> can't wait to see that. family films. >> steven spielberg will be directing a disney movie for the very first time. >> oh, wow! >> you can only imagine. match made in heaven. according to spielberg, it has a very classic disney vibe. it's about a young orphan girl based out of the book basically taken by a big friendly giant to fight other evil giants. you put the spielberg style to that, it will be a truly special film. >> i have to tell you, "jason bourne." i've been waiting for this from our sister company, universal. matt damon back, baby. >> i can't wait for this one, al. matt damon returns to the franchise that made him an international star,
with paul greengras. according to matt, this will be the biggest and best bourne ever, cyber terrorism and civil liberties being broken. i have to tell you, i don't think that any other action movie will kind of come close to this one. >> let's talk about superhero movies. and we have the x-men: the apocalypse. everyone is already talking about it. >> that's right. ninth chapter in the x-men franchise. oscar wants to decimate humanity and rebuild it. brian singer has done a great job, lot fun, action for everybody. >> this one of the most unusual superhero movies, because they're all villains. "suicide squad". >> bad guys versus bad guys. will smith. m margo robby is getting a lot of buzz he
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we've got hot hacks to make your memorial day fun, easi and stress free. good to see you. >> good to see you, too. >> happy memorial day. >> i can't believe it's here. >> a trick for ice cream. >> you put your ice cream in there and it mets like crazy. take a marshmallow. put it right inside of the cone like that. then what you're going to do is scoop your ice cream on top of it. and the marshmallow is going to stop the ice cream from dripping down the bottom of the cone. >> wonderful. >> you can freeze your marshmallo marshmallows for a frozen treat. >> not a bad idea. >>
you can use these to start a fire if you are going to do a bonfire for memorial day. grab the charcoal. don't use the styrofoam ones. you can't burn those. they let out all sorts of noxious chemicals. only the cardboard. >> space savosaver, too, for transporting charcoal. >> sitting down on the blanket and your white pants are wet in the back. >> use an old plastic shower curtain, put it underneath whatever blanket you're going to use for your picnic. also at the beach. save the plastic shower curtain, you'll stay sand free and your butt will stay nice and dry. >> love it. see, we told you. mess free, stress free and sand free. jill martin goes for the ride of
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take a look. okay. it looks easier than it actually is. everyone in the audience, as you saw, going wild after mike's water bottle stuck the landing. apparently he is known around school for doing this. again, as i say, it looks easy, not really. al roker is going to give it a try. all right, al. go ahead. >> there's no way this is going to work. >> you almost had it. >> wow! >> that was close. one more. >> okay. >> it's all in the wrist, al. >> it worked! and the flowers are still standing. >> good
of rainfall. they will probably dry up west of the metro area. future weather carries another chance for a bubble-up showers or thundershowers later on this afternoon, rain stands at 30%, lower than that, in and around the metro, a slightly better chance coming our way tomorrow. >> thanks, al. there's a roller coaster opening anywhere in the world we will be there to be the first to try it out. we well, not we. >> by "we," we mean jill martin. she drew the short straw. i'm kidding. >> i did. >> got the opportunity to try out the joker at six flags adventure in new jersey and seems to have made it back. >> barely. barely made it back. not sure how i got roped into this. fortunately, i wasn't alone. our contest winner, dorothy cockerill joined us on this adventure and i don't think either of us knew what we were getting into.
>> how are you doing? >> this is dorothy. she won our contest. >> why do you want to do this? >> something fun to do. >> are you scared? >> nochlt are you scared? >> i'm a little scared to flip around six times. are you ready to do the joker? >> i am. >> you're with great adventure, kristen. what makes this so scary? when you look at it, it looks like a regular roller coaster. >> no two rides are the same. you could ride and flip three times or ride and flip six or seven times. >> i'm a little nervous and freaked out. dorothy seems okay. it's only 40 seconds. i mean fun, right? are you ready to go? all right. let's go! >> are you guys ready? >> almost. >> all right. too bad. you're goin
bye, guys. have fun. >> i want to opt out. opt out! i want to opt out. oh, my gosh. >> you want to opt out. >> dorothy? >> yes, dear? just hold on. >> oh, my gosh, dorothy. >> dorothy, you asked for this. [ bleep ] do not look down. >> okay. [ screaming ] [ bleep ]. >> oh, my god! oh, my god! [ screaming ] >> oh, my gosh, oh, my gosh! >> again! >> hold on tight, girl. whoo! whoo, whoo, whoo, whoo, whoo! holy
>> they don't pay me enough. >> i've been skydiving. i bungee jumped. this was the scariest. >> this was the scariest? >> we did it. >> we did. girl power, right? >> your face was so green. oh, my gosh. >> well, i did, actually -- i felt like i was going to throw up at the end. adam miller was like, if you throw up, we'll edit it out. matt greenfield who was with me said we're not going to edit it out. >> of course not. >> so i pulled it together. but i was in bed for the rest of the day. >> oh, my god. >> how do you compare it to other adventures? >> it was the flipping up and down. not only do you flip and up and down, you don't know what to expect. depending on the weight of the car is depend enter on the number of cars you flip. we weren't heavy on the car so we kept flipping. >> which is why no two rides are the same? i
never, ever. but if you're a roller coaster fan -- >> i think i would love it but not knowing when you're going to flip -- >> right there. right there. you look like you just -- you just had childbirth. >> you have to flip upside down for that, right? >> the same sensation that jill just had, childbirth, however you describe it, the joker officially opens to the public today at six flags adventure in jackson, new jersey. >> good job, ladies. big business and how you can do this is lulu, our newest dog. mom didn't want another dog. she said it's too much work. lulu's hair just floats. uhh help me! (doorbell) mom, check this out. wow. swiffer sweeper, and dusters. this is what i'm talking about. look at that. sticks to this better than it sticks to lulu. that's your hair lulu! mom, can we have another dog?
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about affordable vacation spots you may not have thought of. jackie, good morning. >> good morning, guys. >> you have something, you think you are one place, but you are a completely different place? >> yes, we will kick thing off and start in texas. we will go to south padre island. so this has a beautiful summer destination. it's 34 miles of coastline. you go there to go out on the water. can you go snorkeling, surfing, banana boat ride. >> it looks tropical. the best thing is they have beautiful rooms, clean, contemporary, things for adults an for kid. the adults can go to the swim-up bar at the pool. it's surrounded by beautiful palm trees. they have a gorgeous spa. the kids can do things like sand chasms on the beach. >> we spent our vacation in padre. it's so different than the 1910s. but they've really done a great job. the beach is beautiful.
overlooking the catskills. two hours northwest of new york city. it's always been a great summer-time destination. in the past few years, new properties have opened up. one we rem is called the arnold house. it's $169 a night. it's a 100-year-old building. it's completely transformed. they have rooms with antiques, vintage furniture, in the catskills, can you go for hikes out there. but then on sight they have really cool things. they have a big barn, where live bands come into play. so again, lo itself to do at the arnold house. >> next up is al's dream vacation. >> yes. >> we are going on the road and taking him there. >> to start things off, national parks service turns 100-years-old this year, consider going to one like the grand canyon, can you stay at a ranch, phantom ranch, to get there you take a mule ride, the lodge
it's $142 a night. it's doesn't in warm woods and stones. you don't want to miss mike i hiking to the bottom of the canyon to the can teen, it's 9.6 miles down, people go there for breakfast. >> what about breck e breakfast. let's do this thing. all right. a cheesy place. >> green lake, miss miss. >> oh. >> the great thing about green lake is it's got a beautiful 27 miles of shore line. you want to stay at the hidel house resort. a beautiful fight, canoeing. lots of hiking, the property, itself. great things for kids, spa for the adults. you can kick back and read a book by the pool. they got things like sand volleyball, basketball on site. kids have board games and crafts. >> that's great stuff. really a lot of great things to do. we will be back in a moment. 1st this is "today" on nbc.
>> some of our staffers also got to ride the joker at six >> some of our staffers got to ride. it's an exciting adventure. >> jim, i don't know what your republican problem was. >> i don't know what your problem was. you flipped it. >> coaster shingle. >> i know. >> i will watch you do it. >> it's a bad connection. >> so what's going on. >> they said on the internet, you try to flip it right side up. >> it's got to stand up. that's didn't work. >> al got it. >> oh, it's hard! you can spend all day trying. >> oh.
>> hi, good morning, everyone, it's 9:57 on this thursday, may 26th. 25 people had to be transported to the hospital this morning after a crash in silver spring. 23 of them were children, ages 12 to 14. take a look at the huge response on route 29 in musgrove road. two 15-passenger buses crashed just before 9:00 this mo
caused that crash. let's get a check of your forecast with chuck. >> all right. thanks, erica. bright sunshine out there for now. we will pick up more and more clouds as the day goes along. a better chance on the shenandoah valley. officially, a 30% chance could be close to 90. if we make it to 90, that will be our first time this year and since last september, staying worm through the holiday weekend, rain chances increasing monday into tuesday. it will be hot like texas out there today, erica. >> i know that heat well, thanks, chuck, coming up, more on that big accident. we'll see you then.
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