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good morning. historic visit. president obama becomes the first sitting u.s. president to travel to hiroshima. site of the devastating atomic bomb. laying a wreath to remember those who died. >> 71 years ago,n a bright, cloudless morning, death fell from the sky, and the world was changed. >> but stopping short of an apology. violent new outbreak. more tornadoes, more hail, more flooding, more havoc across the midwest and south. 11 million people at risk today. game on? donald trump said he'd love to debate bernie sanders, even thou
democratic nominee. sanders says he'll do it. could it really happen? why $10 million could be standing in the way. ready for the weekend. we're kicking off the unofficial start to summer with a big party on the plaza. headlined by one of country music's biggest stars, dierks bentley. today, friday, may 27th, 2016. >> 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 this friday morning. we've decided to come on outside to start the show this morning. as you can see, we are in very good company. >> we've got marine corps, navy, coast guard, all here as part of fleet week. it goes on until monday, memorial day weekend. we'll have a concert and good food this weekend. >> we'll serve you guys and
thank you, again, for being here. we have a lot to talk about this friday morning. let's talk about president obama, making history, becoming the first u.s. sitting president to visit hhiroshima, japan, whee the u.s. dropped an atomic bomb 71 years ago. nbc's ron allen is there. ron? >> good morning. it's a profound and emotional place, dedicated to the memory of thousands of people killed when the u.s. attacked with an atomic bomb. today, more than anything, president obama said nuclear weapons capable of unspeakable devastation never should be used again. >> reporter: president obama at hiroshima's peace park memorial. >> 71 years ago, on a bright, cloudless morning, death fell from the sky. >> the first atomic bomb hit an enemy target. >> reporter: reflecting on the moment when the u.s. dropped an atomic bomb on hiroshima, and three days
nagasaki. president truman wanting to force japan's surrender in world war ii. >> we come to this place, stand here in the middle of this city and force ourselves to imagine the moment the bomb fell. >> reporter: president laying a wreath at a tomb bearing the names of 300,000 victims, those who perished when the bombs fell and those who have died from the effects of the radiation in the decades since. >> their souls speak to us. they ask us to look inward. take stock of who we are. and what we might become. >> reporter: the president comforted survivors who, over the years, had hoped an american president would have come sooner to hear their nightmarish memories. president obama refused to second guess or apologize for president truman's decision to drop the bomb. he also warned of the still looming threat of nuclear war, and the need for the type of peace and reconciliation the
>> the world was forever changed here. but today, the children of this city will go through their day in peace. >> president obama had considered visiting here since his first days in office. his impassioned remarks today, perhaps an indication that he feels time is running out to achieve his goal of a world without nuclear weapons. savannah? >> ron allen in hiroshima for us, thank you. here at home, severe weather is once again lashing parts of the midwest and south with powerful tornadoes, heavy rain and hail. gabe gutierrez is in abilene, kansas, once again for us. good morning. >> good morning. heavy rains in this area overnight. even after residents here are struggling to clean up after the tornado. it was parts of texas overnight that saw the biggest downpour. for many, it was a miserable start to the holiday weekend. >> reporter: from terrifying tornadoes to devastating flooding, yet ano
severeravaging the country. overnight near houston, rain prompting water rescues. >> from the time we turned around, my car was underwater. >> reporter: this morning, texas in shock after this tornado rolled through. >> i was share escared for my l. 30 seconds doesn't sound like a long time, but when you're scared something is going to happen to you or the ones you love, you're worried. >> reporter: in kansas, ominous skies and damaging winds blowing drivers off roads. hail poundi inin ining colorado flighting in denver. travelers taking cover. >> thousands of people walking downstairs. i was like, what? >> reporter: it's been a destructive week. 134 tornado reports since last saturday. this 360 video, an extremely rare glimpse inside a storm that rocked
the ferocious twister barrels through, swallowing the camera. >> attention firefighters, attention. a rescue in horse cave at the hidden river cave. >> reporter: in kentucky, 19 people rescued after being trapped by neck-deep flood waters in a cave. dave foster helped lead the clemson university students and their tour guides to safety. >> the water roaring through the cave, making a thunderous noise the whole way out. >> reporter: the group had been trapped for six hours. >> everybody got out. nobody got injured. everybody is a little cold and scared, but everybody got out safe. >> here in kansas, hail and damaging winds are possible later today, as well as the potential for flooding through tomorrow. matt and al, back to you? >> gabe, thank you very much. starting to sound like a broken record. >> we were talking about this yesterday. we were concerned about this system, and it's unfortunately come to fruition. we have more going on. dang
eastern texas and louisiana. severe thunderstorm watches in effect. also, flood watches and warnings, as well as the heavy thunderstorms that train on top of the region. as we watch today, we are looking at, again, for today, severe weather. 11 million people at risk for severe storms. large hail, damaging winds. in fact, some areas already picked up 10 to 12 inches of rain. some areas in parts of east texas picking up 17 inches. look over the next 24 hours. flash flood watches for over 12 million people. flash flood warnings for another 1.5 million, just about. we're looking anywhere from three to five inches of rain out of this. flooding will continue to be a problem, probably on into tomorrow and possibly sunday morning, as the flood waters start to resecede. >> thank you. a yearfter announcing his presidency, donald trump has the magic number of delegates he ne
nomination. he's showing no sign of softening his tone in an effort to get general election voters. he says he's ready to debate bernie sanders. let's begin our decision 2016 coverage with nbc's hallie jackson. good morning. >> good morning to you. donald trump today in california taking a kind of victory lap after hitting that 1,238 number of delegates he needs to capture the republican nomination. now, he's putting new conditions on the possible debate with bernie sanders, and not letting us op hurrican his attacks agai democrats. >> reporter: donald trump celebrating a clinch no one saw coming nearly a year ago. >> i said i was going to win on the first ballot. i didn't know i was going to win this quickly. >> reporter: the billionaire businessman treating himself to a big mac and fries on the way to his first rally in montana since earning enough delegates to capture the nomination. previewing how heil
>> i want my energy to be put into the states that can go either way. >> reporter: potential battleground states like michigan, ohio and california, which could be the site of an unprecedented debate. trump one-on-one with bernie sanders. >> we could have a lot of fun with it. i'd love to debate bernie. >> reporter: there is a new catch. trump says he'll only do it if they raise $10 million for women's health charities. >> the goal would be to have it in a big stadium in california. >> reporter: in a new interview, trump's wife, melania, said during debates, she doesn't get nervous. now sharing more about her relationship with her husband. >> we don't have fights. >> i know, but you don't disagree on things? >> we disagree, but it's okay. >> reporter: a different dynamic with senator elizabeth warren. >> she's been ineffective, other than she has a big mouth. >> reporter: his remarks leading to this tense exchange with a native american writer at his north dakota news conference. >>
>> that's offense. >> sorry about that. what did you say? elizabeth warren? >> reporter: he'd debate warren, too, a highly unlikely scenario. >> trump is focused on his own race but also looking at ones down ballot, in hopes that republicans keep control of congress. he's looking at marco rubio, who said he won't run for reelection. trump hoping to change his mind, tweeting, important to keep the majority. run, marco. matt and savannah? >> hallie jackson, thank you. hillary clinton is going all out against donald trump at her r rallies. also responding to the blistering new report on her e-mail scandal. kristen welker is following the clinton campaign. good morning to you. >> good morning. hillary clinton will try to turn the page today from the scathing inspector general report about her use of private e-mail
to capitalize on donald trump officially locking up the republican nomination. >> reporter: with word that donald trump has clinched the gop nomination, hillary clinton is taking every opportunity she can to sharpen her attacks. >> there is absolutely no way that we can let donald trump get anywhere near the white house. >> that means an unqualified, loose cannon is within reach of the most powerful job in the world. >> reporter: and clinton is also in full damage control mode, after the inspector general rebuked her use of a private e-mail server when she was secretary of state. going on a trump-like phoneathon to defend herself, including with chuck todd. >> the report makes clear that personal e-mail use when the practice under other secretary of state. >> reporter: she tried to clarify a 2010 e-mail, where she didn't want the personal to be accessible. >> what were you worried ab
accessible? accessible by who? >> nobody wants their personal e-mails made public. you know, that is, i think, very common. if not a unanimous feeling among people. >> reporter: the report found she broke the rules by not properly preserving her e-mails and failed to ask permission for a private server and failed to cooperate with the investigation. >> i testified for 11 hours before the committee, the benghazi committee. i have answered numerous questions. >> reporter: on thursday, clinton laughed off word of a possible debate between trump and bernie sanders. >> i understood they said it was a joke, and i'm going to look forward to debating donald trump. >> now that e-mail issue just isn't going away for clinton. she's awaiting the results of an fbi investigation. meanwhile, today, clinton still fighting to lock up the nomination, will campaign in california. her opponent, bernie sanders,
will, as well. polls show it is shaping up to be a tighter race than perhaps anyone imagined. >> kristen, thank you very much. now some frightening moments for passengers on a flight from te tokyo to seoul, south korea. an engine fire broke out seconds before the plane was supposed to take off. all 302 passengers and 17 crew members were quickly evacuated, as emergency crews rushed to put out the fire. japan's busiest airport was temporarily shut down. luckily, no injuries were reported. now to some health news. it's disturbing, too. a drug-resistant super bug that doctors have been dreading for years has shown up in the u.s. for the first time. health officials are concerned it could signal the end of the road for antibiotics. the mutant e. coli germ was found last month. health officials say the case is not cause for panic. another medical story. a u.s. government study on rats has found a link between cell phones and cancer. according
journal, the study found low incidents of two types of tumors in male rats exposed to radio frequencies commonly emitted by cell phones. a spokesperson for the national institutes of health says it's important to note previous large-scale population-based studies found little evidence of an increased risk for developing cancer from cell phone use. we are, of course, heading into the memorial day weekend, unofficial start to summer. our team is spread out at the airports, the beaches, the highways. we'll give you the latest on the travel rush across the country. we'll start with kerry sanders, in atlanta, at the international airport. kerry, good morning. >> good morning. the busiest airport in the nation, and take a look. this is the pre, pre, pre-stage line. you have a line here. one, two, three and four. three and four are moving now. that leads to the next line that you have to wait in. so as we walk along in the next line, take a look at the statistics. we hav
traveling today. the busiest airports are going to be atlanta, los angeles and, of course, right in new york there. i'm still walking, guys, as we go to the next statistic, which is surprising. the average price of a ticket, $165. that's round trip. that's really surprising. as i'm walking and continuing to walk in this line, let me show you, as i pass around here, this goes from here to yet another line that then snakes back and forth and back and forth. they're trying to soothe some of the savage beasts with a little music. they told people they wanted them to come to the airport three hours early. if they did, they're going to make it just fine. if they didn't, i'm sorry to say, they're probably going to miss their flight. guys, this is probably not the day you really want to travel. of course, it's the weekend where you want to get together with friends. >> one of the stories of the summer. >> kerry seems like
we're walking. we're walking. thank you. millions of people will spend at least part of this weekend at the beach. where will you find the best beach weather? dylan is at ckonconey island, n far from us here, with the answer. >> the best way to beat the traffic to the beeach is get hee at 5:00. helps avoid the sunburn, too. i'm standing at the board walk. you have to see how beautiful everything is from above. we have our drone flying along the shore at coney island. the beach is open and waiting for the swarm of beach goers they're expecting this holiday weekend. officials at the coasts, lake beaches, are saying that their beaches are open and ready for business this weekend. in fact, the mayor of belmar, new jersey, posted drone video, showing off his town's beach, and saying they are open for business, as well. of course, that's my hometown beach i grew up
and orbitz is saying the miami is at the top of the list. aaa puts myrtle beach at the top of the list, despite the weather not looking great. let's talk about where the weather will be great. panama city beach, sunny and 70s all weekend. the northeast like point pleasant, new jersey, upper 70s, sunshi sunshine. maybe a spot storm on monday. the sun will be shining. back here in coney island, the sun is already out. temperatures are in the upper 60s. down in the southeast, that's where we're watching a potential tropical system that could keep it gray and damp all weekend. al will have more on that in the next half hour. >> dylan, by the way, for all those days in the winter we make you stand outside, freezing your parka off, you deserve a little beach time. >> i'll take this. >> dylan, thank you. with low gas prices, some 34 million people are expected to hit the roads this
"today" national correspondent craig melvin is all over that. he's on i-95, from connecticut to new jersey, and testing out some technology to avoid busy roads. craig, how is it looking? >> hey, savannah. this is probably the smoothest this commute has ever gone. a lot of folks, it appears they decided to take off this friday, this memorial day weekend friday and get an early start. you mentioned 34 million. that's the bad news. that number of people going to be on the roadways. the good news is gas prices are at an 11-year low. $2.26 a gallon. traffic right now, i want to show you an app that i use to really navigate it. again, this morning, not really having to use it. you've probably heard of it, ways. fantastic app. it crowd sources traffic information from other drivers. your accidents,
there is a police officer up ahead. ways is a great app. glimpse is another one that allows you to keep a tab on your friends and family. if you're someone who is always running later, perhaps you can give them a heads up when you're coming. gas buddy, of course. the cheapest gas along your route. great app. and around me is a fairly new app, where you can find everything from a coffee shop to a pharmacy. just a handful of apps to help you navigate the roadways on this memorial day weekend, guys. >> craig, thank you so much. al is back with more on the weather. >> how many times do we do, in local news, one of those remotes with completely fantastic traffic. >> looking for all the traffic you can find, and you can't find another car on the road. always happens. >> love it. >> beautiful. smooth sailing, craig. we'll get for your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds.
currently we're in the 60s to low 70s. 72 in washington. hazy, hot and humid today with highs around 90 degrees. tomorrow still warm, still humid with plenty of sunshine. a high of 87. maybe an isolated late day shower today especially west of washington and another chance for late day shower or storm on sunday. but most if not all of the day looking dry. a high of 85. best chance of rain is on memorial day with showers that's your latest weather. matt? >> al, thanks very much. coming
the mother of the so-called affluenza teen, ethan couch. the serious prison time she now faces. plus, dramatic rise in cases of children left in sweltering cars. on rossen reports this morning, first-hand look at how fast the heat becomes dangerous and how to get a child out safety. first on a friday morning, this is "today" on nbc.
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good morning. 7:26 on this friday, may 27. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm erika gonzalez. >> as soon as today, men and women who care for our hallowed grounds may go on strike. the groundskeepers at arrest li arrelington national cemetery he been trying to renegotiate their contract. the 45 groundskeepers are asking for higher wages and paid sick leave. we're working for you to get you where you're going this memorial day weekend. everything short of the driving. aaa estimates nearly 34 billion travelers will drive to their destinations, that is 89% of all
extra 700,000 people traveling for the holiday. the cold i'm volume second high record for memorial day. so let's take a look. melissa, what are you seeing? >> starting with the bay bridge, we look good here. eastbound and westbound, nice and clear. southbound slow spot there on 95 through quantico. northbound really not bad anymore, but slow spot this woodbridge. maryland 59 looks fine. southern avenue at benning road closure because of police activity. beltway pretty light. a look at the holiday forecast next.
as we head into memorial day weekend, mainly dry today. tomorrow and sunday. best chance of rain looking on monday. and it will be tropical moisture, this area of low pressure could develop into a tropical storm and it would be tropical storm bonnie. cooler temperatures it at the beach, only around 70 there on
it's 7:30. it's summertime. friday, may 27th, 2016. beautiful view of the harbor. we have memorial day weekend arriving. we are going to celebrate with a live concert from dierks bentley in our 8:30 half hour. >> it's a good opportunity to know that memorial day weekend has a purpose. it's to honor the people serving our country, thanking the members of the military services. >> definitely. a new round of severe weather is hitting the south and midwest, including this massive tornado. that was in brian, texas. in the houston area
rain. we've been saying that a lot lately. leading to swift water rescues. president obama was the first sitting u.s. president to visit hiroshima this morning. he met with the survivors of the atomic bombing in 1945. he laid a wreath at hiroshima peace memorial park. arrest has been made in the shooting at a ti concert. a local rapper from brooklyn was charged with attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon. this morning, the so-called affluenza teen case is back in the headlines. ethan couch's mother now indicted for helping her son flee the country late last year. with the latest, here is nbc's janet shamlian. >> reporter: she's the mom, authorities say, helped her son, the so-called affluenza teen, escape to mexico to avoid being taken into custody. this morning, tonya couch facing two felony counts of her own. indicted for hindering the
and laundering money she used in the failed attempt. >> her entire focus has been on protecting ethan, making sure he didn't see any justice done. making sure he was not accountable. >> reporter: ethan couch gained notoriety three years ago when he killed four people and injured nine in a horrific drunk driving accident. a psychiatrist testified couch, who was just 16, was unable to understand the consequences of his actions because he came from an affluent family. what's been called the affluenza defense. the trial sparked widespread outrage when the teen received what many considered a slap on the wrist. no prison time. only probation. then last year, back in the news. video surfaced, appearing to show couch playing beer pong at a party. that's when detectives say mother and son went on the run, fleeing to mexico. the fbi tracked the
last month, couch was returned to texas. a judge ordering the now almost 19-year-old to spend two years in jail. some justice for the family. >> pleasant surprise. these families have not had many surprises that were pleasant as they went through this case. >> reporter: released on bond thursday, it's now tonya couch facing serious jail time. for "today", janet shamlian, nbc news, dall >> and in in the last half hour, dylan mentioning that there could be a tropical disturbance mentioning. we talked about this yesterday, investigation area 91-l, there is a pretty good chance with the next 48 hour, 80% chance this will become a subtropical or tropical named system. only seven times since 1980 a tropical system has formed in may. and what it will basically bring is a lot of wet weather from norfolk all the way down to
high rip currents a threat all weekend. rough surf and dangerous swimming conditions. so we will watch that. we're also looking at a gorgeous day throughout the eastern third of the country. a lot of wet weather from the great lakes all way down to texas, nebraska and parts of kansas. out west pretty nice, although a few showers in the pacific northwest. your weather outlook getting some yard work done, i would do so tomorrow or sunday. memorial day parades unfortunately some showers in the forecast. not looking like a washout, but i think there is probably a good likelihood that you're dealing with at least some rain just heading to the pool. rain saturday and sunday, cool though on monday. a high temperature near and around 90 with hazy sunshine. 87 on saturday. 85 on sunday. a high temperature for memorial day of 77 degrees. >> get that weather any time you need it. weather channel on cable. weatco
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worried. >> "today" national investigative correspondent jeff rossen has more on this. >> good morning to you. important topic. we are out here in new york this morning. it is about 70 degrees outside. we are talking about how hot cars can get inside. i always thought that cars can't get that hot inside unless it's really hot outside. 80 or 90 degrees. that is not true. children can die sitting in a car if it is 70, like now, and feeling good outside. as low as 60 degrees. it's already happening. this is one of the worst in more than a decade, with new cases just this week. this morning, i am hopping inside a of a car to show you how fast it can happen. plus, how to break a child out if you spot them stranded. >> reporter: north carolina, wednesday. an eight-month-old baby boy trapped inside this suv for hours. his mom reportedly forgot him in there. he was killed. florida, just days
another baby left in a hot car. also killed. >> 10 to 15 minutes, the temperature of a car can go to 0 from 80 degrees to 120 degrees. >> reporter: cases already spiking across the country. nine children killed so far this year. a 350% increase from this time last year. >> the baby was the most beautiful baby. very devastating. it can happen. >> reporter: the experts showed up. how hot does it get? i'm climbing inside this car with miami-dade fire rescue. i'm wearing all these wires so you can monitor my health. >> absolutely. >> reporter: right away, i am feeling it. >> already over 100 degrees inside of this car, and it's only been three minutes. >> reporter: now, imagine a baby in here. >> kids get hotter faster than adults do. >> as hot as i am right now, a child would be in more danger. >> at least twice. >> reporter: just ten minutes in, my body temperature is
>> 101. now you're in a danger zone. >> reporter: a few minutes later, he takes my temperature again. >> temperature is getting almost to 104. i want to end this. too dangerous for you. >> he called it off because, i mean, look at this, my body temperature got too hot. i'm already at 104. a child can't open the door like i just did. that sticks with me. >> reporter: what if you spot a child in a hot car? how do you break in? you can see, it's not easy. this woman desperately hammering on the back window of a stranger's car. inside, a 2-year-old girl left in her car seat. the temperatures inside soaring well over 100 degrees. thankfully, the baby was pulled to safety. >> my first instinct would be to punch the window orel b elbow i >> give it a try. hurts, doesn't it? >> won't break. >> it won't break, and it'll probably hurt you. we don't want to break the window
shards go on your child. >> go to the opposite side of the child. >> everyday objects. go to the trunk and grab a tire iron. we change our tires with that. it has a sharp end. grab the handle. >> you're telling me, this is the weakest part of the window, the lower bottom. >> don't use the center because that's the strongest part. down in the corners. get the point to where it is in the corner. then pull back and go in. >> wow. >> here's another option. you can get a window breaker at any big box store, auto store. $10 to $15. keep it in the car. sharp point. strike the same spot i did right here. >> wow. >> nice and easy. >> look at that, then you do this. >> don't use your hand. start at the top and work down. >> that's it? >> that simple, you can save a child's life. >> and consir
sitting in the sun can actually heat up by 19 degrees every ten minutes. it is a startling number. it doesn't take long for a tragedy to strike. experts say contrary to popular belief, keeping a child in here, even as you run into the store quickly to get a coffee, nothing is safe. we apologize for the noise. a lot of traffic is going by. cracking a window doesn't help, no matter how long. don't try to do it. this goes for pets, too. they die every year, too. we hope this helps. >> jeff, thank you very much. princess diana's childhood home open for business. what you get when you pay to stay at the mansion. carson introduces us to the two winners of this jay knows how to keep his wheels spinning. nice shorts dad... they don't make 'em in adult sizes? this is what the pros wear. look at the lines... uhhh... look at the other line... mm...mhh... that's why he starts his day with those two scoops...
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already a warm start on this friday morning. for the most part we're in the low 70s. 73 now in washington. 27 72 in leesburg. mid upper to 70s during the early afternoon hours. we will warm into the mid-80s and a high today near 90. today likely the warmest day so far this year. maybe an isolated late day shower or storm today and sunday. better chance of rain on monday. >> we'll see you ba
♪ welcome to my house ♪ baby, take control now it's 8:00 on "today" and coming up, living like royalty. you take you inside princess diana's childhood home, as her brother opens the estate to the public for a very special cause. >> i honestly do think this house always had an affinity for glamorous ladies. plus, we have everything you need to kick start your memorial day weekend. from a one of a kind barbecue to country superstar dierks bentley, live on the plaza. today, friday, may 27th, 2016. >> all the way to mississippi, celebrating her 21st
dierks bentley! >> here with the family. >> we love you, dierks. you're such a stud! >> all the way from california, here to see dierks bentley. >> we're here for dierks bentley. >> we love dierks bentley. [ cheers and applause ] we're back at 8:00 on a friday morning. it is the start of the memorial day weekend. here in new york, we are celebrating in style. take a look at our plaza filled with happy people on a great day in new york. >> it is an absolutely perfect morning. we have a concert, dierks bentley is here, and we're getting our grill on. check it out. sonny anderson from the food network will help us serve up barbecue to our military friends. wait until you hear her recipe for grilled barbecue
she's going to share it with all of us. >> secret recipe. >> it's really good. let's start with a check of the stories makie ining headlin. natalie has those. >> president obama called on the world to eliminate nuclear weapons during his historic and, japan, this morning. he became the first sitting president to visit the site of the first atomic bomb site 71 years ago. he met with survivors and laid a wreath at the memorial for those who died. >> their souls speak to us. they ask us to look inward. take stock of who we are. and what we might become. >> the president did not apologize for u.s. actions. saying, instead, he was paying tribute to all the innocents killed during world war ii. donald trump has revealed some of his strategy for winning the white house n
clinched the republican nomination. he said he'll focus on about 15 states, like california, that could go either way in november. california is also where trump said he'd be willing to debate democrat bernie sanders in a stadium. trump would love to if they can raise $10 million for women's health charities. for her part, hillary clinton is sharpening her attacks on trump, campaigning in california thursday. clinton called him an unqualified loose cannon, who cannot get near the most powerful job in the world. she's also trying to control the damage from an inspector general's report that faulted her use of a private e-mail server as secretary of state. clinton said the report makes clear that other secretaries of state also used personal e-mails. and we have some breaking olympic news this morning. the ioc says 23 athletes have tested positive in re-analysis of their doping samples from the 2012 london olympics. officials say nou s announced t
samples with improved techniques. the ioc said the athletes represent five sports and six countries. however, it did not name them. the re-test targeted athletes who were hoping to complete at the athletes in rio in august. it's not often that you see a slam dunk on a golf course, but take a look at this. kevin chappell on the par 4 10th hole in ft. worth, that's his second shot. as you see, it drops right into the cup. no bounce, no roll, just straight in. that was chappell's 11th eagle of the year and, no doubt, his best. incredible moment. let's send it back outside to matt and savannah. >> that happens to you a lot on the golf course. >> carson has shown me that trick shot over and over again. >> center of the hole. up next, your chance to live like royalty. we'll take you inside princess diana's childhood home and tell you h
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welcome back. if you have ever dreamed of living like a royal, and who hasn't, you can now do that. you can pay to spend a weekend at princess diana's childhood home. >> it's all to raise money for charity. nbc's cynthia mcfadden got rare access inside the spectacular digs from a special "dateline" series on assignment. >> reporter: it's a plot twist that fans of ""downton abbey" will remember. when the family opens the estate to the public. charging admission to raise money for charity. >> why should anyone pay to see an ordinary
like downton abby. >> i'm sure there will be people that say, oh, how can they do it? it's lowering themselves. whatever. it's not. >> reporter: a plan to let people not only visit but spend the entire weekend at the 500-year-old home of the spencer family. the place is best known as the childhood home of princess diana. as well as her final resting place. >> this is, i think, one of the most successful portrait of her, actually. >> reporter: now, it belongs to her brother, charles. >> this is the heart of the home. >> reporter: we were invited inside. >> there are 650 paintings in the house. >> reporter: and to meet one of the newest members of the family. charles' wife, karen. >> i honestly do think this house has always had an affinity for glamorous ladies. >> reporter: she's an american who the earl met on a blind
introduced by a former "today" show producer. >> i used to work on the "today" show, and there was a colleague that said, you must meet this fabulous woman. eventually we did, and that was that. >> reporter: her second marriage. his third. >> together, how many children? >> just the nine. karen had two already, and i had six. we've had one delightful daughter together. we're up to nine now. >> are we going to keep it at nine? >> keeping it at nine. >> reporter: while they could have settled into a life of lavish parties, she's most at home a world away, on a mission to improve the world's orphanages. >> hopefully, we're giving the children a little taste of a family. >> reporter: we traveled to nicaragua, where her charity is transforming lives. >> i feel an obligation to speak for those kids who i really feel are being left behind. >> reporter: a passion her husband says he immediately connected with. because of
for her charity work. >> diana is rightly remembered with great affection for the causes she championed. i suppose i automatically gravitate to people doing good in a similar field. >> reporter: now that she's part of the family, karen spencer has an idea to leverage the family home, in a big way. >> you have an announcement? >> yes. >> go ahead. >> we are launching a campaign to raise funds, where we are going to open the home, to raise funds. >> reporter: allowing anyone willing to pay the chance to spend the weekend with them, and sleep in one of the grand bedrooms. >> it's not going to be cheap to spend a weekend here. >> no, it's not. >> reporter: the cost, a hefty $40,000 donation. but she's also going to surprise a few lucky small donors with an invitation, too. >> and you didn't think she was nuts when she came to you with this idea? >> i think it is a brilliant idea. i've always thought of this house as contributing. it's not just a little fortress of
it should be doing good for the world. >> such a pretty place, isn't it? >> yeah. loved to go. >> by the way, you don't have to be rich to spend a weekend there. check out today.com to find out how small donations could get you a stay at the mansion, as well. don't miss the rest of cynthia's report, "on assignment," sunday, 7:00/6:00 central. it's time for trending. >> ready? >> what's the best piece of advice that someone gave you before you got married? >> always talk it out. >> there are good years and bad years. >> yeah. >> true. >> years? ♪ stand by your man "huffington marriage experts. you know the rule, never go to bed angry? >> yeah. >> one counselor said, sometimes we need time to cool off. we'll adjust it. never go to bed furious. angry is
speaking of sleep, don't sleep in separate beds. >> tell my wife. >> i think if you snore and stuff, it's okay. >> better than the couch. >> snoring and tossing and turning can lead to resentment. third, don't fantasize about others, including your ex. why are we laughing? >> okay, note to self. >> don't tell your spouse, right? >> you think it's okay? is it okay? >> sounds like trouble to me. >> carson? >> don't bring me into this. wow. >> i'll get you off the hook. >> throw that one out, also. experts say fantasies are normal. they can even help spice up your marriage. >> okay, good. >> one other rule suggested by a new study, don't nag. researchers at michigan state say a wife who pesters her husband may improve his health, even as
>> we should nag because we're helping you. >> gets you in good shape, and then you get out. next topic. are you the hugging type? >> yeah. >> i am. >> bring it in. a man just broke the guinness world record for the most hugs given in one minute. this happened at a school in india. obviously, he gives a quick embrace to one student after another. in 60 seconds, he gave 79 hugs. >> getting your arms around? >> doesn't include any ruled out because of improper hug form. >> not putting too much emotion into the hugs. >> not from the bottom of the heart. >> real body hugging hug. >> we'll put carson to the test. get some real, good tughugs. >> 20 seconds on the clock. hug as many service members as possible. >> thank you for your service. >> five, six, seven, gh
let's show you what we have going on for this day. and we are watching this really severe weather developing in eastern texas, western louisiana. some areas already picking up 17 inches of rain in the last eight hours. flash blood watches and warnings in effect right now. and you can see we have a lot going on. as we look and watch, you can see those accumulations so far. show you what is going on as far as accumulations are concerned, you can see the risk of strong storms stretching throughout texas, 11 million people, risk of these vostrong storms anothe4 to 8 inches of rain possible. that's what is going on around the country. here is what is happening in your neck of the woods. hazy, hot and humid with the chance of a late day shower or thunderstorm, but i think most of us will stay dry. 73 right now. highs today warming into the upper 80s by 3:00, a temperature around 87
high of 89. tomorrow a touch cooler, but still muggy, 87 for a high. another chance for late day shower or thunderstorm on sunday. 85 for a high. rain likely sunday night. showers in the latest weather. savannah? >> al, thanks. new installment of our series, undercovered, where ronan farrow digs into stories that aren't in the headlines every day. today, he has an eight-month coast to coast investigation that may make you think twice before you get the next mani/pedi. >> this month, the governor of new york ordered salons across the state to pay $2 million in unpaid wages and damages to workers. we got access inside the state's sting operations and found they were just scratching the surface of a much bigger set of problems all around the country. >> reporter: we've all seen the signs in
man cu manicures for $10. are the manicurists across from you being exploited? that's what investigators are looking at. we're with them on a surprise inspecti inspection, checking if salon owners are endangering health. >> they're interviewing a worker now. >> she's not getting overtime? she's working 12 hours a day. >> reporter: minutes in, investigators find some workers aren't getting legal wages. >> they're not getting paid overtime at all, for sure. the minimum wage, i don't think so. >> not licensed to be in business. i'm telling you, you're not licensed. you have to go to court. i also have to put a copy of this in your window. do not take it down. >> reporter: we tried to hear the owner's side. he doesn't want to talk. >> this is nbc. >> no. >> no comment. i know it is a difficult time. if you want your side of the story? >> no, no, no, no, no. >> reporter: in court, the state fined the owner
wages he owes six workers. crackdowns are a new response to a long-standing problem in states around the country. it exploded into the spotlight after a "new york times" expose last year. >> many workers are paid under minimum wage. few get overtime. this is a widespread problem. >> reporter: this salon worker would only speak to us if we concealed her identity. she has a young son and fears losing her job. >> how many hours a day do you work? >> translator: 10 to 11 hours. >> how much money do you make for that? >> translator: $20 to $30. >> if you are getting a $10 manicure, you have to assume that the workers are getting underpaid. it just -- the math doesn't work out. >> reporter: it's not just stolen wages. turns out, the chemicals that made your nails beautiful may also be harmful to workers' health. >> you can feel the chemical going through your nose, your
mother of three. she says after decades of working in salons, she suffers from rashes and breathing problems. >> do you worry for yourself, for your long-term health? >> i do, very much. i want to live longer, you know, to see my kids. i see people doing nails around me who have cancer, die early, late 30s. it scares me. >> reporter: while it's difficult to establish a definitive cause, some chemicals used in nail products have been linked to miscarriages, lung disease, and one has been tied to cancer. >> they're like the canaries in the coal mine. >> reporter: julia advocates for workers who seek help in oakland. it's no accident the chemicals are still allowed in salons. >> we've actually worked on laws that tried to ban some of the reproductive chemicals from products in the state of california. >> what happens to those bills? >> well, there's very strong,
powerful industry groups, such as the personal care products counsel, who spends money to oppose the bill. >> reporter: and giving out free makeup kits at the state capital. they gave us a statement, saying the products have been used safely for decades and are regulated by the fda. doctors, whose patients are salon workers, say they see a trend. >> 80% of my patients are salon workers. >> what kind of conditions do you see amongst the salon workers? >> skin conditions, from exposures to chemicals. >> you think there is a link between the conditions in the salons and what you're seeing the women suffer from? >> yes, i do. they're working with chemicals that are actually known carcinogens and have been banned in europe and other countries. >> reporter: one potential answer, healthy nail salons like this one, that use green products. >> one of the reasons why i come here. >> reporter: workers say most salon owners don't care, and most customers just don't know what's at stake. >> they don't know.
>> the entire business model of the nail salon industry relies on them having to cut corners somewhere. it's the workers that end up at the raw end of the deal. >> one of the tricky things about reporting this story is no one wants to see people stay away from salons. experts say the answer is to keep going, but be smart about it. don't go to the ones with rock bottom prices. ask if they're using green products. tip in cash directly to the worker. >> a lot of people go and think, i'll get the cheap manicure but make it up to the worker. >> you want to give tips directly to the workers. at least it's a small way of keeping the money in their hands. >> ronan, thank you. savannah, thank you. i'm here with dierks bentley. he has a brand-new album out today. on a huge tour this summer. he's here for a concert on o
mainly dry today, tomorrow and sunday. unfortunately the west chaibestf rain is monday. this area of low pressure will bring us clouds and cooler temps it at the beaches. only around 70 there. upper 70s here. showers looking likely from this system. not a washout, but you do want to plan for some rain. again, though, most of the weeken
8:30 now. it's friday morning. it is memorial day weekend. we've got a great crowd, great plaza, great concert. dirks bept lerks bentley is abo country loving to midtown manhattan. if you are a fan, use #dierks today, and you may end up on our cams. >> we also have another huge concert on monday, memorial day, from fifth harmony. if you want something fun to do on that morning and are in town, join us for a holiday concert. wouldn't be a holiday without a good old barbecue. sunny anderson, one of our favorites, is busy at the grill right now. oh, man, i'm told the pork chops
don't miss the recipe. first, we want to say a thanks to everybody who contributed to red nose day. last night, celebrity tell thet raised $30 million for kids in need. both here in the u.s. and all around the world. thank you to everybody who donated. >> anybody's backside sore from the bikes? >> i didn't know where you were going with that. i forgot about the bikes. >> yeah. yours was from last year. >> let's get a check of the weather. memorial day weekend outlook. first of all, starting with >> basically pretty nice weather saturday. temperatures nice and warm in the eastern third of the country. sunday, sunday, the western two thirds of the country looking pretty good. showers left over northern texas and look at those 80s in the northeast. and then on memorial day monday, a little wet weather, mid-atlantic states
new york state. wet weather in central texas up into the plains. temperatures a little cool in the pacific northwest. 78 in l.a. that is what is doing on around the country. here is your neck of the woods. hazy, hot and humid on this friday with an isolated chance of a late day shower or thunderstorm. no severe weather in the forecast, but if we see any thunderstorms bubble up, they could have very heavy rainfall because of the heat and humidity. highs today near 90 degrees. hot and humid tomorrow with a high of 87. mostly sunny skies. chance of late day showers and thunderstorms sunday. highs in the mid-80s. showers in the forecast for memorial day monday, with a >> don't forget about our search for today's funniest day. guys, this is your chance to perform stand-up live on our show. dierks, you're a dad, are you a funny dad? >> my kids probably would say i'm funny. >> my kids don't think i'm fun
story about fatherhood. submissions due next tuesday. get going. don't forget, our buddy jim gaffigan, star of "the jim gaffigan" show and an author is going to help us judge. today.com and put in your submission for today's funniest dad. matt? >> you could be today's funniest dad, al. >> no. on today food, we've been grilling dishes that your memorial day guests will love. sunny anderson, co-host of food network's "the kitchen" has the grill fired up and is ready to go. >> ready to go. >> i like the name of the dish, chip chop. >> the person who likes crunch and grill at the same time. >> ingredients? >> first thing is first, i have a simple brine of sweet tea and salt. sweetness and a little flavor in the pork chops. throw it into your pork chots h
for six to eight hours. >> what if you don't have the time? do you need to brine? >> you don't need to, but i love to because it puts juiciness in there. over dry heat, it's smart to do. i have them here. i'm going to put them on to the grill. four to five minutes on each side. pat them dry. i tell people, if you're grilling this weekend, one rule to know is never grill anything that is cold. >> always bring it up to room temperature. >> up to two hours. after those grill for four to five minutes on each side -- and it'll release itself from the grill. bring it over here. i'll show you the barbecue sauce, which is very simple to make, matt. it's a one, two, three sauce. one cup of dark brown sugar. two cups of ketchup. three chops. >> one, two, three. >> for the people who say, it's too much trouble, i'll do it the store-bought sauce, this is too easy. >> is
one cup of brown sugar, two cups of ketchup, three. and a lot of black pepper. >> how long do you cook it? >> five to ten minutes. after you grill the pork chop, put it in the barbecue sauce. we don't want flare-up or char on the grill, but we want crunch. here we go. >> you have regular potato chips in there. >> barbecue and salt and vinegar. yes, matt. i see your face. yes, matt. >> i'm going to try this at the end. >> please do. it's here. >> i will in a second. >> these are my accordion style potatoes. >> did you use a mandolin? >> very thin. something for the adults to do this weekend. this is heavy cream with sage and paprika. pour it over the top with butter. cover it up and put it on the grill while you're grilling everything else. ends up like this. at t
shredded cheese. sprinkle it over the top with a little parsley. and you're done. >> all right. >> because they're accordion and facing up, it cooks a lot faster. barbecue chip chops. crunchy? >> first of all, the pork is really tender and juicy still. >> that's the brine. >> and the chips do add an element i have not had before. i love it. really good. what are you doing for the holiday? >> you know what? i'll probably hang out with my dog and cats in brooklyn. i wanted to tell you, thank you so much for supporting me, a veteran. i've been coming by to honor the milita military members on memorial day a long time at the "today" show. i appreciate you guys and what you do for the military members. >> we thank you for your service and thank these folks for their service, as well. thank you very much. >> thank you, matt. >> find this recipe and all the recipes of the week under the grilling tab at today.com/food. up next, great music to go with great food. dier
>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. well, the excitement is building around here. we are moments away from our live concert from country music sensation dierks bentley. he has scored hit after hit for more than a decade. he's still going strong. ♪ i believe it >> reporter: rowdy, charming and always ready to party, dierks bentley is at the top of his game as one of country music's brightest stars. ♪ what was i thinking >> reporter: he burst on the scene in 2003 with "what was i thinking," and the singer/songwriter hasn't looked back. ♪ down the road i go >> reporter: going
14 number one hits. earning 13 grammy nominations. while selling more than 5 million albums. >> dierks bentley is special in country music. doesn't just stick to the national sound. he gives into rock, pop, has a background in bluegrass. he knows these traditional american sounds. ♪ rocking like a g-6 >> reporter: in 2014, he released new heights with "druni"drun i k on a plane." today, he's out with his eighth studio album, "black," with his single "somewhere on a beach" shooting to the top of the charts. you'll see why when he rocks our plaza this morning. the band is in place, the crowd is pumped. ladies and gentlemen, dierks bentley.
♪ bet you think i'm sitting at home ♪ ♪ bet you think that i'm all alone, no ♪ ♪ bet you think i'm missing you and wishing you would call my phone, no ♪ ♪ i went wheels up on the runway ♪ ♪ and that ticket was a one way ♪ ♪ i'm somewhere on a beach ♪ sipping something strong ♪ got a new girl, she got it going on ♪ ♪ we drink all day, and party all night ♪ ♪ i'm way too gone to have you on my mind ♪ ♪ she got a body, and she's naughty ♪ ♪ and
ever got me ♪ ♪ i'm getting sun, getting some, and i ain't slept a week ♪ ♪ yeah, i'm somewhere on a beach ♪ ♪ herd you called my boys ♪ heard you called my folks ♪ they said you drove by my house real slow ♪ ♪ you can check any spot, roll down every road ♪ ♪ but girl, i ain't even close ♪ i'm somewhere on a beach ♪ sipping something strong ♪ got a new girl, she got it going on ♪ ♪ we drink all day, and party all night ♪ ♪ i'm way too gone to have you on my mind ♪ ♪ she got a body and she's naughty ♪ ♪ and she got me like you ain't ever got me ♪ ♪ i'm getting sun, getting some, and i ain't slept in a week ♪ ♪ yeah, i'm somewhere on a beach ♪ ♪ i wish i could've worked out ♪ but i'm getting over you now ♪ on a beach towel ♪ with my shades on ♪ my
out ♪ ♪ i'm somewhere on a beach ♪ somewhere on a beach ♪ sipping something strong ♪ got a new girl, and she got it going on ♪ ♪ we drink all day, and party all night ♪ ♪ i'm way too gone to have you on my mind ♪ ♪ she got a body, and she's naughty ♪ ♪ and she got me like you ain't never got me ♪ ♪ i'm getting sun, getting some, and i ain't slept in a week ♪ ♪ yeah, i'm somewhere on a beach ♪ ♪ somewhere on a beach ♪ she got a body ♪ she's naughty ♪ i'm getting sun, getting some and i a
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>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. we are so happy, some of us more than others, to have dierks bentley right here. >> i'm happy. >> you didn't see the little moment we just had. >> i know all about it. his "somewhere on a beach" tour is in full swing. "black," new album, is out today. the lead single, certified gold. congratulations on that. >> thank you, guys. >> someone said it's
semi-autobiographical. aren't all albums? >> what's different is this is really personal, but i tried to finish the story. i was trying to make a vinyl record, a story and theme throughout the whole thing. i had to cut songs that weren't about me, but maybe i could imagine going there. to go down the darker, more mysterious paths. it's personal but, at times, it's not. people think it's actually happening in my real life. they're like, oh, bentley is having trouble at home. i think it's more personal, in that some of the songs aren't directly about what's going on in my life right now. >> there is a logical progression. your hit song before, "drunk on a plane," leads to "somewhere on a beach." >> the plane lands in mexico, and now we're somewhere on the beach. we're moving on to new territory now. "different for girls," just came out yesterday. excited about it. >> dierks said he has this big tour this summer, but gets home and spends time with the
which is nice. >> it's big for anybody in this business. you love what you do. i love doing this. but when i married my wife and the kids came, it was like, huh, i picked a profession where i'm gone every thursday, friday and saturday of the entire year. you try to find ways to cut the corners and see them. i love hanging with these guys and the band. we have fun on the road. it's a dream come true and keeps getting better every year. this is amazing, on the plaza. >> the album "black" is your wife's maiden name. >> yeah. the song, it's a passionate song, and i feel there is mysterious intrigue. winding road through relationships, the ups and downs. glad to have her name on it. >> what are you going to sing? >> memorial day weekend and all these military folks here in the crowd. i'll do "i hold on." >> dierks bentley.
♪ it's just an old beat up truck ♪ ♪ some say that i should trade up ♪ ♪ now that i got some jangle in my pocket ♪ ♪ but what they don't understand ♪ ♪ is it's the miles that make a man ♪ ♪ i wouldn't trade that thing in for a rocket ♪ ♪ what they don't know is my dad and me ♪ ♪ we drove her down to tennessee ♪ ♪ and she's still here and now he's gone ♪ ♪ so i hold on ♪ it's just an old beat up box ♪ it's rusty strings across the top ♪ ♪ probably don't look like much to you ♪ ♪ but these dents and scratches in the wood ♪ ♪ yeah, that's what makes it sound so good ♪ ♪ to me, she's better than brand-new ♪ ♪ you see this here flat top guitar ♪ ♪ has had my back in a million bars ♪ ♪ singing every country song ♪ so i
♪ baby, look at you right now ♪ there ain't never been no doubt ♪ ♪ without you, i'd be nothing ♪ so if you ever worry about ♪ me walking out ♪ yeah, let me tell you something ♪ ♪ i hold on ♪ i hold on ♪ yeah, i hold on ♪ to the things i believe in ♪ my faith, your love, our freedom ♪ ♪ to the things i can count on ♪ to keep me going strong ♪ yeah, i
dierks bentley, good man, just hanging out. he has a little more music coming up. >> we're celebrating matt not wearing socks. >> it is hot out there. >> we're also celebrating our birthdays. friends at smucker's can't wait to honor very deserving folks. happy 100th birthday to bradford from massachusetts. served in world war ii. thank you, sir, for your service. received a purple heart for his courage.
rumor has it, she's one of the best chocolate chip cookie bakers in the world. please send some our way. also, happy 104th birthday to a local celebrity from south carolina. may 5th was docia smith day when she turned 100. also, david brophy. this world war ii vet from south carolina. again, sir, salute you for your service. he says the secret to longevity is to have a clear appreciation of life itself. good advice. otto hamilton, iii, of virginia, 100 and looking sharp. taught the same sunday school for 60 years. the school was we named in his honor. hello to these lovebirds. never gone to bed angry. happy 75th anniversary to fred and
go to today.com/celebrate. coming up? >> we have dierks bentley. >> he'll hang around with us a little longer. >> and good morning. it's 8:56 on this friday may 27. i'm erika gonzalez. melissa mollett is watching your travel. good morning. so right now the bay bridge looking great eastbound, westbound, everything nice and . no line at the toll la taking a look at the beltway,
feeling like summer. temperatures already in the 70s. 75 in washington. and a high today near 90. there will be some isolated late day showers and thunderstorms, but notice here on future weather, the d.c. metro area i think stays completely dry with hazy sun throughout the day. mostly sunny tomorrow, highs once again in the upper 80s for your saturday.
this morning on "today's take," stop your feet. dierks bentley plays his hot new single for us. we'll find out what brought this mom tears of joy. plus, rashida jones on the new season of "angie tribeca." all that and more coming up right no >> 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" on a friday. may 27th, 2016. i am alongside natalie and dylan. willie and tamron with off this morning. our mor j
plane" by dierks bentley. >> i love the song. >> sad when you see someone at 9:00 a.m. ordering a lot of booze. >> it's the bloody marys. >> i have a beggin and tonic. >> someone had a whisky on the rocks. i thought, wow, at 9:00 a.m.? >> we don't judge. >> yes, we do. we do. >> he judges. dierks has been rocking our plaza all weekend long. he'll stop by and we'll chat with him, and then he has another song coming up, which we're excited about. you can find our summer concert series and all our morning jam picks on apple music. >> we love this. so great. >> we're excited. i have a memorial day playlist there, as well. the top of the list, classic, sugar pie honey bunch. >> love that so
♪ you know that i love you >> al, sing it! >> we love that. such a great song. >> what's your summer jam? >> i think it's the song of the summer. justin timberlake's "can't stop the feeling." >> whatever the feeling, i can't stop the feeling. i love that song. >> mine is old school, miley cyrus, "party in the usa." good kick off the summer weekend. >> ushers a party. >> it does. >> if you don't want to do that, if you get on, say, a roller coaster. >> this is, again, al, king of the segway. >> yesterday, we showed you the joker roller coaster from the six flags in new jersey. jill martin is getting the first inaugural ride, along with our concert rider, dorothy, from arizona. their ride went off well. jill not feeling all that well at the end of it, as you can tell by the lk
yesterday, there were apparently some technical issues. it caused the park to shut the ride down in the afternoon for a bit. a spokeswoman for six flags told us one of the trains was rocking a little too much. wouldn't have liked to have been in that car. >> if the coaster is rocking, don't come knocking. >> the car came into the station in a reclined position. the park was making adjustments to reduce the rocking. they plan to reopen the ride today. >> the ride got sick. >> al is going to go. >> i don't like roller coasters because i don't like the dropping feeling in my stomach. especially a new roller coaster. there are kin ks you want to wok out. >> two or three years. >> adam miller says, let's send dylan. >> no, he tried to get me on that and another roller coaster. i said, that's one thing i won't do. >> that's your biggest fear? >> we don't need
>> we are doing that series. you really wouldn't do it? >> no. i have fear. >> wouldn't you love to overcome the fear? >> there's no need. getting on a roaster coaster doesn't advance my life. >> when was the last time you got on a roller coaster? >> probably six flags great adventure, because i lived near there growing up. >> when you were young? >> it was the wooden roller coaster. the thing never really came down far enough, so i'd float up. rolling thunder, that's what it was. i would float up a little bit. >> wow. >> that was like space mountain. when i was a kid, i remember thachlt you we going on that. it was in dark in disneyland. not knowing when the turns were coming and feeling like i was going to fall out of the seat. >> part of the attraction. >> part of the fun. >> the joker, roller coaster, opens tomorrow officially, grand opening. >> i loved them. then i hit like 40, and all of a sudden -- last summer, i got on the pirate
and forth. i was shot for the day. does your husband like them? >> you know, i don't know. we never go to an amusement park. i don't think -- >> if he would go, would you go on it? >> no. >> there's nothing we can do to convince her, al. nothing. >> nothing. >> you should do it for your job. >> all of a sudden, you wake up and you're on one. >> what the? >> that would not be good. >> don't get any ideas. that's my worst nightmare. >> let's move on. people are thinking, too much here. let's talk about military reuni reunions. they get you every time, right at the heart. teacher paula, a third grade teacher, and with her class in florida. she was surprised by her son, who has been deployed overseas for three years. take a look. >>
did you hear it? >> no. >> it's the best. it's an old irish lullaby. and then we said our prayers. then we went to bed. >> let me see. i think somebody might remember that. >> oh, my gosh! >> oh, my gosh! >> i love that. >> the best. >> can't see those enough. >> so much love. it's just so sweet. that's paula's 24-year-old, sergeant paul riggs. they haven't seen each other in almost two years. >> gosh. >> you can tell by the hug, she doesn't want to let go. >> so sweet. >> so great. >> there's also this powerful photograph that has gone viral. it's coming out of west point's graduation. this ison
class in physics. look at the tear rolling down his face. he was born in haiti and said at the moment of this photo, when it was taken, he was overwhelmed because of three thoughts. the first was where he started. the second was where he was. the third was his future. >> wow. >> caught on camera, just like that. >> he was in haiti, obviously, during the earthquake. saw what was going on and how the military responded. he was moved to join up. >> wow. i can't imagine thinking about all of that. >> graduating top of his glass. >> amazing. thank all the service members this memorial day weekend. >> absolutely. >> and always. mr. roker, you have a big forecast for we have a dangerous situation going on in texas especially eastern texas and on into western louisiana. in could be what they call a 500 year event. the systems have been
raining and keep raining. so we have flash flood watches and warns in effect from waco down to victoria off to houston pap we'll be watching this. and look at some of the rainfallment amourainfall amounts. almost 8 inches of rain. look at this, south 16.5 inches of rain. it is really pretty heavy. and it's just going to continue unfortunately. we are looking today at a risk of strong storms again in the same area from dallas, houston, can't rule out tornadoes, large hail, damaging winds. 11 million people at risk with this. and rainfall amounts will just keep continuing to fall. we are going to continue to see anywhere from 12.4 million people under flash flood watches, almost 1.5 million under flood watchings. could be another 6 to 8 inches of rain in eastern texas on into louisiana. that's what is going on around the country. here's what is happening in your
upper 70s in some locations. leaseburg and frederick at 77 degrees. the humidity is here, as well. and it's here to stay through the next 7 days. maybe an isolated late day shower. tomorrow dry. 87 for a high. sunday, a high of 85. a chance of an afternoon or evening shower or thunderstorm. some rain likely sunday night. some showers for memorial day. 77. and mid-80s after that. >> that is your latest weather. yeah, mr. dierks bentley has been rocking the plaza all morning long. what a show you put on there, my friend. >> so fun. >> you are not done yet. >> i know. >> you'll talk with us a little bit, and another song for us, too. >> right here? >> sure, take a seat. we'll catch up with dierks after these messages. >> you pullei drive a golf ball. i drive to the hoop. i drive a racecar. i have a driver. his name is carl.
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♪ somewhere on a beach dierks bentley taking pictures with our military out there. it is fleet week, and we've been having a great time. he put on a fantastic show on our plaza. not quite done yet. now sitting with us. >> have you broken the news to willie, that i'm taking over? >> i think willie is okay with that because he's your biggest groupie. a new studio album is out today, "black." and it's inspired by your wife, because that's her maiden name. >> just the ups and downs of being in a long-term relationship. it has a lot of female voices or presence. my wife's maiden name is
cover. elle king, who i love, we have a single out called "different for girls." then other girls i wrote with, also great singers, i feature their vocals, too. it's a nice back and forth dialogue with all their voices on the record. >> male-female. >> i like that her last name is black, too. if you put dreyer on the front, not the same. >> i loved her name, cassidy black. she's a major introvert, probably blushing we're talking about her. >> the songs were inspired by your relationship. >> i started with that song, about us, but i feel i had the story going, where this guy is trying to find love. maybe he left one relationship looks for another. the back half of the record, he's maturing and trying to grow. some of it is personal, and some of it is me looking for great songs and letting story, even if it's not about my life directly right now. >> i love at your
apparently, there are rides involved, as well. >> yeah, the concerts are pretty -- i get up on stage and mix a little something in your cup. first time drinking from a "today" show cup here. >> nothing mixed in. >> the audience response, i always find a way to stage it out in the proud. i always pull someone up on stage. three things i have to do to great down the wall between us and the crowd. >> what is that? >> crack the bottom. >> stick a key in the bottom and pop it open. >> wow. >> when is the last time you did this? >> you have to go sideways. >> she did that at coney island this morning. >> started my day. >> that explains it. whoa, yeah. >> this is what we work with. you have such a terrific personality. have you thought about acting? >> no. i feel like writing songs and making records and putting my attention into the live shows, and having three
2, it's full. i've had opportunities to do some reality tv stuff, but not really my thing. i hate it for willie, because he's been doing a great job, but i feel this is an audition, right? >> you'd co-host with us? >> love to. >> you're on tour though. >> i can get back and forth. there are airplanes. i can travel. >> hey! >> sign him up. >> i'm a pilot. >> he is a pilot. flying to get home to see your family, right? >> yeah, i fly a lot. >> what plane? >> cessna. right now, i have a cessna citation. pretty cool. folks at cessna have been great to me. they're letting me check out the aircraft. >> little plug. >> the aviation community, i have a lot of friends and trying to always spread the good word about what they do. in return, i have cool things going on. i have three kids. i walk on stage, and i feel so good when i know the kidsre
with them. hit the first show and pour a drink. it's the way it has to work at this level. i couldn't be happy doing this, knowing i wasn't being a good dad. i want to be successful as a singer -- or as successful a father as i am a singer. >> what's going on backstage? >> we have a little bar backstage. we like to have fun back there. it's like, i can't go out to the bar when i'm ton roon the road, make one backstage and invite friends? >> we should do that on this show. >> last week, we had a $35,000 bottle of whiskey. >> did you taste it? >> it was smooth and delicious. i recommend it. >> shotgun that? >> no, don't shotgun that. >> we'll hold you back to co-hosting. >> we'll go through the daily news. >> this summer, join us. >> i'm ready. >> prepping now. >> dierks bentley, thank you so much. >>
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>> do you guys think, at some point, we're going to run out of jokes because we're packing so much in? it's going to go past people. they have to watch it more than once. >> that's the point. exactly. you want to be able to like, you know, discover new things about the show you like. it's good. >> do you have a go-to joke that you come back to? >> things like that always make me laugh. like the gags, the visual gags. i like anything that's sort of like animal gags. we have a dog that is detective david hoffman. we never talk about the fact he is a dog. he drives, writes e-mails, wears sunglasses. we don't mention it. it's my favorite. >> you're the straight person on the show. it must be difficult because you have got to play this thing absolutely straight, or it doesn't work. >> yeah, that is my job. just to not crack up. it's very important that i don't mess up the take. >> are you good at that or -- >> i'm okay at that. there are some things
sense. yeah, there's so much going on around me to make the joke happen, that i have to be laser focused. if not, i'm not doing my job. >> i'd be giggling. you also gave the commencement speech at your alma mater, harvard. >> the harvard. >> of all places to give a speech. >> must be a lot of pressure. what do you tell the youth of harvard? >> i kept it pretty real. i told them, i went to harvard and i know. they're not underdogs anymore. they're overdogs. nobody is rooting for their success. my dad was my speaker the day i graduated. full circle moment for me. >> did you steal any lines he said? >> i did give advice that he gave me, yeah. i definitely thought, he's very wise, much more than me, and i wanted to incorporate that for sure. >> we love the second season of "angie tribeca." keep brig
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and then we are looking at showers and thunderstorms looking good as we continue tuesday through thursday of next week. aloha! changing gears now to my other favorite topic. >> this is nice. >> hula, i learned this in hawaii. holiday weekend in hawaii but we can't, so we brought hawaii to you, complete with hula dancers. making pulled pork sandwiches with pineapple salsa. >> this looks amazing. >> and we have grilled spam. >> i've never had spam. >> it is very big in hawaii. they even do spam sushi. we're going to make pulled pork. we start with a pork butt. >> big old butt. >> that's a rump. >> this is stuff for the marinade, the sauce, whatever you're going to do. >> great. >> first, you're going to make a little marinade. we have some apple c
vinegar, ketchup, tabasco. we also have brown sugar, cumin, pepper, salt, chili powder. mix it together. it'll be part of the sauce and part of your marinade. >> how long do you let it sit? >> as soon as you do it. first thing is first, you have that. now you want to rub your butt. >> oh. come on, al. >> come on! seriously, really? come on. >> you do dry rump. >> dry rub the butt. >> i don't get anything out of this, but i like the company tast hasty bake. great rub. you can slice the pork in the middle. >> slice the butt. >> put that there in the butt crack. right in there. dylan dreyer started that. put this into a deep dish,
>> like a dutch oven? >> five minutes on each side. brown it up. once you get it brown over here, take some of your marinade. >> dutch oven. that's right. throw that in there. >> cover it. >> being silly. >> put it in the oven. 325 for three hours. once it comes out, let's pretend i washed my hands. i don't want to hear from people. so comes out looking like this. put it back in the oven for about 20 minutes or so at a high heat. >> on a rack? >> crisping it up, uncovered so you get this. let it cool because the meat stays hot for a while. you're basically going to shred your pork. >> wow. >> look at this. >> i like to include the outside parks, to
>> that's the best part. >> keep shredding. take some of this fantastic marinade. pour that? >> that was leftover, not what it was marinating in? >> it will have evaporated at that point anyway. now, the pineapple salsa. onions, cilantro, jalapeno. little salt, lime zest and mix it together. >> i love pineapple salsa. >> so good. >> sometimes i add tortillas to it, which is terrific. now make the sandwich. >> sweet potato rolls, which are yummy. >> if you could find a king's hawaiian roll, that'd be fantastic. little sweeter. put it together. there you have it. >> this is delicious. >> this feeds a bunch of people, too. >> it's great. >> what about the spam? grill it? >> grill it on the grill. little more salsa. before we go, we want to
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>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. you've been waiting for it, and now here is dierks bentley, playing "freedom," off his new album, "black." take it away. ♪ it's the keys to your daddy's car ♪ ♪ it's a night alone beneath the stars ♪ ♪ it's the 5:00 whistle, the classroom bell, the panama city out the window, yeah ♪ ♪ first kiss after a broken heart ♪ ♪ we all want to break the chain ♪ ♪ feel the wind against our face ♪ ♪ everybody
thing ♪ ♪ we want to taste that freedom, freedom ♪ ♪ everybody out here wants to taste that freedom, freedom ♪ ♪ it's a pocket full of folded cash ♪ ♪ tell that boss he can kiss your, yeah ♪ ♪ favorite show, get lost in the rock and roll ♪ ♪ close your eyes, hands up high, let it all go ♪ ♪ oh, we all want to break the chains ♪ ♪ feel the wind against our face, everybody wants the same thing ♪ ♪ we want to taste that freedom, freedom ♪ ♪ everybody out here wants to taste that freedom, freedom♪
♪ whoa, whoa, whoa ♪ everybody out here want to taste that freedom ♪ ♪ that flag on a soldier's sleeve ♪ ♪ all around the world, they know what it means ♪ ♪ and they all want just a little piece of this freedom, yeah ♪ ♪ that flag on a soldier's sleeve, all around the world, they know what it means ♪ ♪ and they all want just a little piece of this freedom, yeah ♪ ♪ we all want to break the chains, feel the wind against our face ♪ ♪ everybody wants the same thing ♪ ♪ we want to taste that freedom, freedom ♪ ♪ everybody out here
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