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good morning, victory lap. good morning. victory lap? >> obamacare is no longer living. >> president trump hails his win in the house during his first trip to new york since the inauguration. major hurdles await. why even republicans in the senate are saying it's far from a done deal. weekend washout. new downpours adding to flooding in the midwest. the dangerous storms pushing east today. heavy rains from maryland to massachusetts. tornado threats in the south. al is tracking it all. fresh from her stint as ambassador to japan, caroline kennedy returns set to
kennedy award. she'll be here along with her son jack. what's next for her and does he have a future in politics? and they're almost off. the 143 running of the kentucky derby a day away. as a horse with one eye emerges as a fan favorite. >> you can't help but cheer for him. >> what are his chances? dylan is at church hill downs with all the horses and the hat. from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i just want to say it again. i love this time of year. i love the triple down races. >> i don't know how to tell you this, but look at kentucky derby grounds right now.
to let up. >> al? >> how can a mother be a father? it does not look good. rain today. more rain tomorrow. the track at best is going to be muddy but probably sloppy. coverage starts an nbc at 2:30. showers into the afternoon. not a great day, and cool as well. >> you worry about the horses. i'm worried about the hat. >> more of al's derby forecast in a little while. while president trump celebrates, the passing of a revised health care bill in the house. democrats are using that vote as a way to taunt their republican counterparts. the fight now heading to the senate and facing a very uncertain future. we've got coverage beginning with kristen welker at the white house. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. this morning the president is still sell pracelebrating after republicans passed a overall of oba
overnight trump met with the prime minister of australia. he struck a note of confidence it will pass the senate, but there's already a bitter backlash. president trump declaring victory against obamacare in new york. >> premiums will come down. >> we have something that's going to be i think one of the best in the world. >> reporter: a major first step as the president fights to close the biggest deal yet. bringing back to life one of his key campaign pledges. >> the bill is passed. >> reporter: the house passing their version of a health care overhaul by a slim margin. the on jigs from democrat fierce. democrats singing and waving good-bye to republicans. the taunts suggesting the bill will cost republican seats in the 2018 midterm elections and outside? vice president biden lashing out on twitter calling it a day of
millions of americans will lose coverage. what's in the bill? it keeps two popular provisions intact. children can stay on their parent's plan until the age of 26 and caps on coverage are still prohibited. the big changes? the bill scrapped the corner stone of obama care, the individual mandates meaning you are no longer required to buy health insurance. it allows states to opt out of providing essential health benefits like maternity live and mental health services and it changes the way with people with preexisting can conditions are covered providing $8 billion in federal funds to lower costs if states choose to charge more for their conditions. republicans say it will lower the cost of health care and allow people to choose the plans they want. >> the winners are younger, healthier, and higher income people. >> reporter: and the losers? according to the nation's largest group of doctors in more than ten health organizations, older or sick americans.
coverage. it means lower income families will face higher out of pocket costs. there's concern for special needs children. 70% of schools say medicaid helps them pay for therapists. politically the stakes couldn't be higher. for now it's mr. trump's biggest legislative win yesterday. >> how am i doing? i'm president. can you believe it? >> reporter: the powerful senior lobby, the aarp is also weighing in telling nbc news the bill puts older americans at risk of paying more. the administration arguing there will be extra funds set up in every state to help offset any additional costs. as for the battle in the senate, the president can only afford to lose two republicans to pass the bill. senate leaders already saying the entire bill may need to be overhauled. kristen welker at the white house. white house. >> steve is here. this isn't the kentucky derby. this is more like a
>> exactly, and they're at about mile six. the good news for them, they can check this off. they passed this. they did pass the house. here's the bad news. they have a long way to go. the senate, the political considerations of republicans very different. the margin for error thin. if you have to change this bill to get through the senate which is likely, if they're going to pass it, just to make that check mark, to change it, you reconcile the differences. you merge them. that in and of itself is a torturous process. if you make it more moderate, you could have a revolt on the right. get it through the house, got to go through the senate once again. only when you do that would president trump sign it. only then would obamacare really be repealed. t
down. a long path. >> more like a decathlon. >> thank you. let's bring in nicole wallace and josh earnest who served as president obama's press secretary. nicole, let's talk about what was accomplished in the house in the past. getting republicans in the house together on a bill like this was like herding cats. they did pass it. slim margin, but they passed it. how big an accomplishment? >> it's a huge deal, and it's paul ryan's first legislative win on behalf of this president. i think paul ryan knew how to be paul ryan with hillary clinton. i think he struggled in the time of trump. trump voi trump -- paul ryan has a legislative win. he brought his coalition
remains a wild card. josh you were in the obama white house thwhen they passed health care. do you think the republicans will be able to pull it off where they can craft a bill in the senate that can get it through the house as well? where ultimately the law is changed? >> i think republicans are unlikely to take the same kind of risk that house republicans did. they face the same kind of dilemma of either breaking their repeated promise to repeat obamacare or keeping that promise by passing a bill that's wildly unpopular that would raise costs on seniors, on working people, and on people with preexisting conditions. the calculation that house republicans have made is pretty obvious. no sooner had they cast the vote in favor of the bill than they walked off the house of representatives, got on the bus and took it down pennsylvania avenue to the white house where they stood with president trump. it's clear that they're counting on president trump to make the case to the american people. over the objti
over the o.k.s of the american medical association, over the objections of the american nurse's association that what they did was right. that's a big risk when you're talking about the most popular president. >> it's a big risk for some of the members of the house who are going to face difficult reelection battles in swing districts in a year and a half or so. you heard nancy pelosi say they're going to walk the plank on that. and the ads that the democratic party is already starting to put together will make them glow in the dark. what's the impact in the races? >> in fairness, obamacare wasn't that popular until republicans started talking about taking it away. even long term republicans, i talked to someone who said once someone have something, it's impossible to take it from them, particularly when it's their health care. we talk about the politics. this is people's lives and why there are so many passions. it would be unfair to the republicans and unfair to
was perfect. in private even democrats, even the president of the united states was talking to this new administration about how to fix and improve obamacare if there was a transition. the greatest opportunity for the white house is to make the fixes. i think that's what's going to happen. the senate will probably look at some fixes, some efficiencies, but i don't think the senate will produce a bill that's as extreme as what came out of the house. >> members of congress are saying we can come back and said we voted to repeal and replace. >> that's popular among a sliver of movement conservatives. this is about people's lives. >> thank you both. following that health care vote, president trump came to new york city. it's his first trip to his hometown since the inauguration. he didn't stay in manhattan very long. opting to stay in new jersey. peter alexander has more on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning.
there in new york city. now he's up in his summer home in bedman. he was greeted by a crowd of prothe tepr proteste protesters. president bathci whereilfa rt dla gala with the australian prime minister. >> i love australia. they have a fantastic relationship. >> reporter: mr. trump down playing a testy phone call in january. over whether the u.s. would honor a past agreement to take in hundreds of refugees living in australia. >> we had a very nice -- a little testy. but that's okay. >> reporter: the president also raising eyebrows raising australia's universal health care system. just hours after the house took the first stem to dismantle obamacare. >> we have a failing health care. i shouldn't say this to you. you have better health care than we do.
protesters. >> we will be here for the next three and a half years to make sure that he does as little damage as possible. >> reporter: instead of overnighting at trump tower, mr. trump stay can go at his exclusive golf club in new jersey an hour away. with his mar-a-lago property in palm beach preparing to close for the season, president trump is expected to make this his summer destination. but his next stop later this month, the middle east and europe. >> my first foreign trip as president of the united states will be to saudi arabia, then israel, and then to a place that my cardinals love very much, rome. >> reporter: after that a highly anticipated meeting with pope francis who candidate trump once dismissed as disgraceful for the critical comments over mr. trump's proposed border wall. also the state department is coming under fire after the offi
retweeted a post by ivanka trump touting her new book. critics say it's the trumps promoting family business. the retweet was later deleted. the satate department is not commenting. meanwhile, president obama has largely stayed out of the spotlight since leaving office. he is now weighing in on the heated presidential race in france. a runoff is days away. being called one of the most consequential votes in the country's history. it's big implications for the world. richard engel is in paris for us. >> reporter: good morning. this election is seen very much as a test for all of europe, and the it is unusual for a former president or a current president to weigh in on a foreign election. particularly a european election. but president obama has done that endorsing one of the candidates. it's a sign of how much is
stake. this is a campaign marked with polar opposites. hitting the young centrist banker macron against the far right marine le pen. >> it's frightening, and a lot of fear. >> reporter: at stake, the future of france as a member of the european union and government policies about immigration and even the nation's 5 million muslim citizens. the centrist candidate is being endorsed by former president obama. >> the french election is very important. he is committed to a better future for the french people. he appeals to people's hopes. and not their fears. long live france. >> reporter: the polls predict macron will win, there's worry that hackers could influence the vote. there's anxiety over terrorism. france has been shaken by a number of attacks in the last
on the eve of the first round of the elections here two weeks ago. the tensions between macron and his rival le pen have been clear for all of france and all the world to see. they squared off in a blistering televised debate. macron calling le pen the high priest esz of fear for her stances. tempers are flaring among voters. le pen was pelted with eggs yesterday, but she has support too. promises a surprise when the polls ep on sunday. president obama's endorsement could have an impact here. he remains extremely popular in france. le pen, however, and her supporters say they've been inspired by president trump. back to you. >> richard, thank you. it was a really scary moment during a major league baseball game in san diego on thursday. this happened in the ninth inning when the padres
lost control of his bat. it flew into the stands. it hit a woman and her husband. they were treated by medical personnel. eventually the woman managed to walk up the stairs. the couple was taken to the hospital. stadium officials say they injuries do not appear to be serious. now to a story with some gin drinkers seeing double. one gin is being recalled because some bottles contain nearly double the alcohol content than what's listed on the label. the bottles had 7: 77 % alcohol. a batch of the gin was bottled before it was correctly diluted. the affected products were sold only in canada. >> that could creep up on you quickly. >> 77 % alcohol? >> first check of the weather. actually, it's kind of your second. >> that's true. unfortunately, we have a lot of rough
the same weather we've been seeing day in and day out for the past week from missouri to arkansas, more flooding continuing as the rain continues the rivers continue to rise. or at least the dropping of the rivers has slowed down. we have more rain to talk about. even tornado watches to talk about. look at this along the eastern seaboard. louisville a lot of heavy rain. but as you look back to the east, we've got a severe thunderstorm watch and tornado watches from parts of virginia and the chesapeake bay all the way down to wilmington. the southeast virginia area, they're into that tornado watch until 1:00 this afternoon. 18 million people from maine to detroit down to indianapolis and down to north carolina we're looking at flood watches. this rain pushes into the east later today. heavier thunderstorms move along the i-95 corridor. continues to tomorrow. we're looking at anywhere from 4 to 6 inches of rain down east maine and down to cape cod.
generally about 1 to 3 inches. the airports will be a mess from d.c. to boston. we'll get to your local forecast in the next 30 seconds. good morning. weather alert day. heavy rain rushing toward the d.c. metro area. and severe weather down to the south. tornado warning south of richard, virginia. highest severe threat today across the lower parts of chesapeake bay. a chance of sprang to severe storms here this morning. between now and
about the heavy rain and then during the afternoon hours a chance of some stronger storms. a lot of clouds this weekend with showers on your saturday. >> that's your latest weather. coming up, yet another troubling airline incident. a delta employee caught on camera threatening to have parents arrested and their children sent to foster care. we'll hear from those parents and the airline. then a "today" exclusive. we'll sit down with caroline kennedy and her son jack. it's his first live interview ever, and we'll talk about their future as elected office in either or both or neither of their future? first, this is "today" on nbc. on nbc.
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quite a mess for a lot of folks out there this morning because of the rainfalling pretty much across the area. inner loop the express lanes before 7, seeing delays because of a crash on the right side of the roadway. also on the beltway, outer loop before the dulles toll road, left side is blocked by a crash. all of this green showing you where rain is falling across our roadways right now. southbound gw before 123 flooding. same thing, northbound near 395.
♪ someone's getting up a little 7:30 friday morning. a little music. it's may 5th, 2017. cinco de mayo and a rainy one for the folks on the plaza. we're getting out there. we'll be there in a couple minutes. let's look at the headlines. president trump and republicans are one step closer to fulfilling their promise to overhaul the nation's health care system. they still have a long way to go. the house has approved the centerpiece bill by a narrow 217-213 bill. people are saying they could start from scratch. >> nearly 20
under flood watches with rain from the midwest to new england. the storms could be severe in part of the carolinas, also in virginia where tornado watches are in effect. >> catch out this great catch between the mets and the braves not from a player but from a fan. the ball was a home run heading toward the ball of a restaurant. a guy makes a bare-handed grab. >> don't spill the beer. >> he didn't. you men are good at that. you can do it. >> this morning another major airline answering allegations that it mistreated a family. and even threatened to have the parents arrested and their children sent to foster care. this time the airline in question is delta. tom kcostello covers aifruation for us. >> reporter: this is the third of the four airlines to face scrutiny. this one involving a family with toddlers traveling from hawaii to los angeles on the
>> you need to do what's right. i bought this seat and you need to leave us alone. >> an upset brian sheer, video recorded by his wife edited and posted on youtube telling a delta gate agent they bought a ticket for a teenage son but put him on another flight. the family claiming delta agents understood what they were doing. >> they let us on the plane, scanned our tickets. when they saw the flight was oversold and passengers were waiting for seats, they told us we had to take our son out of the car seat and we were going to give the seat away. >> the problem? his name wasn't on the ticket. a supervisor threatened them and both children. >> this is a federal offense. >> when you're a mother and you have your one-year-old and two-year-old and they threaten to take your kids away from you, it made my heart drop. i was shaking the rest of the time. >> another delta employee then
[000:32:58;00] two-year-old could not sit in a car seat anyway because the faa doesn't allow it. >> he cannot sit in a car seat. you have to sit in your arms the whole time. >> but that's not true. the faa says it encourages small children to sit in car seats because it's safer and the faa has no age restrictions, but the sheers were told the plane would not leave with them on board. >> i have two infants. we have nowhere to stay. there's no more flights. are we supposed to sleep on the airport? >> reporter: the it's the latest in a string of incidents forcing airlines to apologize. >> you guys are unbelievable. great customer service. >> reporter: now delta is apologizing saying we're sorry for the unfortunate experience our customers had with delta. we've reached out to them to refund their travel and provide additional compensation.
>> the sheers had a flight back home. we asked the sheers how much compensation they received. they said several thousand dollars. they don't think that was adequate. we asked delta was is sheers' account of what happened accurate. they declined to offer any kind of a guidance on that. however, they did say that in this case they failed to properly get a family to their destination and for that, they apologized. back to you. thank you. >> worth underscoring the foster care mention. that's unbelievable. >> can you explain that? no matter what the circumstances were, it's totally inappropriate. >> and it's a great transition to mr. roker. >> if you're flying today, not great. the weather is not fantastic. if you like your weather, you'll love it into the rest of the week. if you don't like what you have right now, it ain't going anywhere. basically it's called an omega block. we have an upper level in the
east. we'll see cooler highs and if you live in the plains, you'll have fantastic weather, sunny, warm, storm free. in the west, more rain and more cooler weather. for example, as we look here in the east, we're going to see temperatures that are unseasonably cool. in fact, anywhere from 10 to 20 degrees below average at boston, indianapolis, atlanta, tallahass tallahassee, new orleans and kansas city. ed into into the weekend more of the same in charlotte. next week, temperatures 10 to 15 degrees below from louisville to charlotte. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in our neck of the woods. >> good friday morning. we are dealing with a lot of rain. more heavy rain moving in with the yellow and orange. it's around fredericksburg going toward quantico back to parts of front royal where it stretches
to 8 1. lighter rain aroun heavier rain to the south is on the way by 9:30 moving north and west. by the afternoon, a chance for showers and storms with a cooler weekend. >> get that weather any time you need it. check out the weather channel on cable. great weekend to stay in and watch the derby. >> back to your room and work on that forecast. >> i'm going. up next an exclusive live interview with caroline kennedy and her son jack ahead of an important weekend for their family.
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caroline kennedy and her son will present this ye the it's going to former president barack obama. >> they are with us exclusive. it's good to see you again. good morning. you were here not long ago and we talked about the times we're living in and the dysfunction in washington and in politics in general. i was wondering, is it harder these days to find political acts of courage, or do political acts of courage jump out and stand out more amidst the this? >> that's a good question. i think that really this award is about encouraging people to both require it in our public officials and look for way that we could be more courageous in our own lives. all of us. because i think doing what's right is something that we need a lot more of. >> president obama is the recipient this year. did you identify certain instances where you said that was an active political courage. he went out on a limb there and
didn't have to? >> jack was that chose president obama. i was in japan. but i'm thrilled with the choice, and i think there are many kinds of courage, and he demonstrated more than one of those. and i think that certainly -- >> right. well, in 2008 i was inspired by president obama's vision for america and all the promises he laid out for our country. and this award really recognizes that he made tough choices over the last eight years to execute on the vision to give people health care, to get serious about climate change, and to reach out to international partners and really improve america's standing in the world. i think we're seeing today it's pretty easy to criticize without offering solutions and president obama did not do that. he had the courage to govern responsibly. >> you're 22? >> 24. >> graduated from yale? >> yes. >> about to go to high school at harvard? >> yes. >> people are going to get to know you. you studied your grandfather and
his legacy quite a bit. w back at his life and career? >> my favorite speech of his is the one he gave at rice university explaining why we should go to the moon. in that speech he said that great challenges are actually great opportunities. and so i think that's really important to remember today when for my generation when it seems like things couldn't be any worse, we're going to inherit a world that has a lot of unsolved problems, it's important to remember those are opportunities and that we can rise to the occasion if we choose good leadership. >> do you still think politics is a noble calling and do you think it would attract people of worth? people, the kind of people you would want to serve in public office? >> absolutely i think it's a noble calling. i have great respect for people who really dedicate themselves to public service, and i think that we're seeing now how important it is. more and more young people are willing to do community service, but they don't necessarily see politics as the way to solve problems.
but i think president obama really bht kennedy did, and certainly the generation that was inspired by my father transformed this country and civil rights, the peace corps, space, and i think the generation president obama brought into public space, they're going to bring something good into the world. >> you know the look your mom can get. when i've asked her a certain question in the past, she's given me that look. >> you haven't seen the look. >> let me try it differently. would you like to see your mom run for elected office? i will support my mother in anything she does. that's her decision. i'll leave it at that. >> ambassador kennedy, would you like to see your son, jack, get into the family business? >> i love my son j jack, and i'll support whatever decision he makes. >> i would like the record to reflect that neither of you
answered the question. >> do you get the questions, jack? everybody expects you to take a certain path. do you feel the pressure on your shoulders? >> i'm inspired by my family's legacy of public service. it's something that is -- i'm proud of. but i'm still trying to make my own way, figure things out, and so stay tuned. i don't know what i'm going to do. >> courage takes many different forms. i want to talk about a form of courage, and i want to put an image on the screen, if i can. that is a bold move, ambassador kennedy for the met gala this monday night. you looked great. >> thank you. >> did it take a little bit of convincing? >> i had to convince everyone else, but you know what? it's interesting. the person who the exhibit is honoring is actually also somebody who was willing to go against the popular grain and do what she thought was right and courageous.
i think that we can look for courage to do what they think is right, and right there. what can i say? >> the event celebrated avaunt guard fashion. jack, your outfit wasn't that outrageous, but you look handsome. >> good look on sunday when you hand out the award. and we'll be thinking later on the month when we mark what would have been your dad's 100th birthday. >> thank you. we should mention m nbc will have special coverage of the award. >> we are back with more of "today" on a friday morning right after this. a friday morn right after this. (burke) at farmers, we've seen almost everything, so we know how to cover almost anything. even a coupe soup. [woman] so beautiful. [man] beautiful just like you.
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>> and off to the races. ready for hats and mint ju the running of the kentucky derby is tomorrow, and we're live at churchill downs today, may 5th, 2017. >> we have declared today funky dance friday. ♪ ♪ >> i'm scelebrating my 30 birthday. >> i'm celebrating my 30th birthday. >> i'm celebrating my 25th birthday. >> it's our senior class trip. we're back now. 8:00 on a friday morning. it's the 5th day of may, 2017.
and this is one of those days where we should tnk at rockefeller center. it's not nice. >> no. total team effort. they're doing the funky dance. they're in the rain. >> happy cinco de mayo. >> coming up, we'll round out the week by dining with the daly's, and with mother's day fast approaching, look who is here in siri's mom. >> it's her birthday today. >> happy birthday. >> it's a real -- it's a family event today. >> carson, tell us that mother-in-law joke you always tell us. >> first a look at today's top stories. here's your news at 8:00. president trump is still taking a victory lap after house republicans passed a bill to overhaul obamacare thursday, but it faces steep odds in the senate. mr. trump is waking up in new jersey after a brief stop in new
york. it was his first trip back president. he met with the australian prime minister and discussed trade and the fight against isis. health care was at the forefront. president trump expressing confidence that it will pass the senate. >> i went through two years of campaigning, and i'm telling you, no matter where i went, people were suffering. i feel so confident. >> the president held a made for tv celebration in the rose garden in the moments after the bill passed. republicans say the legislation will lower the cost of health care overall, but democrats are lashing out. they say the bill is going to help the young and healthy while penalizing the sick and elderly. meanwhile we're learning the president's first foreign travel will include stops in saudi arabia, and the vatican to meet the pope.
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u.s. nice job hin >> let's check the weather. >> today's weather is brought to you by kay jewelers. for 100 years, every kiss begins with kay. as we look at what's going on today, a lot of wet weather up and down the east coast. air traffic is going to be a real mess. we have tornado watches. we're keeping an eye on that. flood watches from detroit to indianapolis. into new england rainfall amounts over the next 48 hours were generally about 2 to 3 inches. 4 to 5 inches from cape cod to eastern maine. the rest of the country today, beautiful sunshine from texas all the way up to the plains. flood watches for parts of the pacific northwest. things heat up in the southwest and a nice dry day today for southern california. that will be chaining over the weekend. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in our neck of the woods.
severe thunderstorm warnings along the i 95 fairfax county along i-95. prince william and stanford counties. over the river and parts of western charles county. the worst part of this storm is a blast of wind and rain here just south of the d.c. metro. stay safe and stay put and stay inside for the next little bit. we'll have another opportunity for strong thunderstorms later this morning. stay weather alert. >> that is your latest weather. all right. al, thank you. matt is just back from los angeles. you sat with ellen? >> i did. she welcomed me to her show, and i flipped the table with the studio audience still there because i had questions for her. >> i honestly didn't know we were having an audience for this. >> of course they're staying for this. >> are you? >> of course. >> wow. okay. >> they're going to grown at this, but the last time we sat
down, you told me that when the inspiration stops you'd get out. feeling that way, do you think? >> no. look, i have so much fun doing this show right now, and some days are more fun than others, but even on my least fun day, it's the greatest job in the world. i'm still having fun. >> this is the hardest thing i ever had to do in my life. >> you had a show where you spent an hour looking back at something that happened in your life in the life of this country, really, 20 years ago. the episode of your sitcom where you came out on national tv. >> i'm afraid to tell people. i mean, i'm just, this isn't -- i'm gay. >> you look back with the benefit of 20 years. does it feel differently to you now? do you look at that event differently than you did at the time? >> i was anticipating it being a charged episode which it was. because it was making a big decision to come out and to be
honest and something that i'd kept secret for so long. it was a big deal. i look back on it now, and i think i wish i would have done it sooner. i wish i hadn't waited so long, but it was what it was. >> did you get a lot of letters back then from people saying your bravery inspired me and because of you i can be -- and do you save them? >> i got letters of people that were going to take their lives and did not because of what i did. i got letters from people who said that they could have a conversation with their parents or their parents called them and recognized that their children had been hiding. so i got a lot of letters and yes, i have those. >> what was the most negative thing that happened 20 years ago after you came out? what do you remember? >> you know, there were death threats, and that was negative. i look at that as a negative. the biggest thing was i lost my career. for three years i couldn't work. it was not offered one thing.
i was running o i didn't know if i was going to work again. i was 45 years old, and i was like this doesn't look good. >> at the time were you angry or proud? >> i was angry at first. then i thought i had to do something. so i started writing standup again and came back. >> it taught me compassion. it taught me that i was strong enough to start all over again, and it was the greatest thing that ever happened to me. >> you're socially aware, very socially conscious. you are at times outspoken. what's your relationship with donald trump? do you know him at all? have you had a chance to talk to him? >> i don't know him. i know him from his slow show. when we first started the show, we went out and filmed something with him. so i flew in his helicopter and did a bit. i knew him then. i have not spoken to him since he's run for president or become president. >> would you like him to come on
the >> no. >> why not? [ applause ] >> why wouldn't someone like you like to sit down opposite the president of the united states? >> because i'm not going to change his mind. he's against everything that i stand for. we need to look at someone else who looks different than us and believes in something that we don't believe in and still accept them and still let them have their rights. >> what keeps you most grounded? >> i keep myself grounded. i think portia, it's great when you have an equal partner and you're honest with each other and keep each other in check. >> what makes you feel most like a star? >> i guess the butler who washes me. [ laughter ] ? >> still? let's talk about dating. you're the executive producer of "first date". why? what was it about first dates
that got in your mind and you >> it's already been proven that it's a successful show in other places. so we just borrowed the format. i'm so proud of the casting. we have great couples. and the cameras are hidden to people are acting like they would on a first date. it's not a reality show in a mean spirited way. it's a great show. >> trivia question, do you think i've ever been on a blind date? >> i do. >> yeah? >> have you? >> i'm still married to my only blind date. that's the only blind date i was ever on. >> that's fantastic. >> not long from now within a month from each're, we'll both turn 60. if we have the pleasure to sit down and celebrate our 70th birthday, what will you be doing? >> hopefully i'll be healthy and happy. i'm going to break a hip at some point. >> if this prank war continues, she'll probably cause me to break my hip as well.
>> she got you. >> she did get me was there, and then all of a sudden i lost my train of thought, and that guy -- whatever you call him. >> let me tell you -- >> and go. >> right in the middle of the sentence. >> they're like that's a savannah guthrie impersonator. i'm like that hairy guy. >> that never crossed my mind. i looked at something online, and they said that. >> it came out, and they asked me about savannah. >> it looks like fred flinstone. >> anyway, it's gone. we got to get the band back together. >> a great chat with ellen. >> you can catch "first dates" tonight on nbc. another big event. we're looking bard to this. no one more than this guy. kentucky derby is tomorrow. dylan is at churchill downs.
>> >> good morning. i went with the hat this year, and i was so excited to cover the derby i found a dress with a horse on it. you can't beat that. today is the kentucky oaks race. the color of the day is pink. the other color is gray? it has been downpouring here all night long. the weather has been miserable. but fashion and weather aside, tomorrow's 143 running of the kentucky derby is all about the horses and while there is no huge front runner this year, there's one horse in particular who has his eye on the prize. >> a call for greatness. horses and their riders given a chance to go from unknown to
legend. last year the favorite won the known for its lack of favorites. >> every time we thought we had one, they had a bad race. i'm coming back to the horse that was the best two-year-old with a good race right before this. that's classic empire. >> mike is hosting the triple crown coverage. it's his first trip to the derby. >> "always dream" is another strong horse. "irish war cry". anyone with irish blood may go in that direction. >> reporter: todd fletcher is the trainer behind "always dreaming". >> he's been aggressive and training forwardly. >> reporter: he may have a front runner, but it seems everyone is talking about his other colt named "patch". with just one eye, some consider him the underdog. i've never seen a one-eyed horse before. does it happen often? >> it's pretty rare.
>> reporter: do ha anything differently around him. >> most of it is common sense. you want to let him know you're there. he's adapted so professionally. >> reporter: vets removed his eye after it became inflamed. that hasn't pulled the reigns on this one-eyed wonder who has captured heart to capture glory in the shadow of those famous twin spires. patch has recovered and taken to the track. is he an inspiration of sorts? >> i think he is. the it's a great story. i think it's generated a lot of interest for the sport, and you can't help but cheer for him because he's overcome a lot, and i have so much respect for the way he's handled it. >> reporter: he was a sweet horse. tomorrow the national anthem will be sung by harry conic junior. we'll talk to him tomorrow. i know i showed you the horse on
my dress, but if we pan down, it's 50 degrees and pouring rain. it's not the best day on the tracks. and now my hat is going to fly away. >> when we see the whole outfit, we love how you put it together. >> have fun down there. it's a great event. >> you can catch the 143 running of the kentucky derby on nbc. coverage begins ten minutes from now -- just kidding. it begins tomorrow at 2:30 eastern, and the horses run a little while after that. >> it will be a fun day tomorrow. just ahead master magician david blaine is about to amaze us live in the studio after your local news. your local news.
>> good morning morning. let's get first a check on the forecast today. it's a weather alert day. chuck bell is here. >> a severe thunderstorm warning for much of charles and parts of st. mary's county until 8:45. the most dangerous part is coming up to the south side of waldorf and toward mechanicsville. could see winds up to 60 miles per hour. northern st. marys, it's headed up to calvert county over the next little bit. watch out for that storm. rain will briefly be coming to an end before lunch. there's a chance for more storms this afternoon. >> a check on the roads when we come back.
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get the best. go to getfios.com good morning, good morning. 8:30 friday morning. our week of great weather. it's over. al says if you like this weather, you'll love it for the next three days. >> absolutely. >> it's going to be hit or miss, in and out. where it's nice today, it will be nice through the weekend. not so nice, not so nice. >> for this minute, it's not bad. >> why shouldn't we ask david blaine to do something about this. can't he make the weather change? >> sure. >> he's about to do something he's never done before. we'll tell you about that. first he's going to blow our minds with some magic in the studio.
>> and then everybody is for the next segment. it's called dining with the dalys. this morning a fantastic brunch you can whip up for mother's day. siri and her mother are here. that will be a good one. >> our summer concert series is kicking off in a huge way next week. harry styles will be live on the plaza on tuesday. we're expecting a pretty massive crowd. if you're thinking about coming, come early. >> let's get a check on the weather. >> let's see your weekend weather starting with the der by. not so nice for the 143rd run for the roses. we're talking about 55 degrees. showers from 8:00 until 4:00. the track will not be in optimal conditions. for tomorrow, cool and wet. the ohio river valley into the northeast, warm in the rockies. sunday we've got a frosty start
in the ohio river new england. central plains down into texas fantastic. look for wet weather developing down through southern california. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. good friday morning. still have severe storms. extended to calvert county until 9:30. for charles and fair fax moving to prince george's. damaging winds with this line of storm. the red is heavy rain. could see winds near 60 miles per hour. the potential for hail, and around the distribute in fair fax moving into the beltway. bethesda, heavy rain. a cutoff moving closer to lunchtime. we'll keep you updated right here. >> that is your latest weather. check your weather any time you need it. go to the weather channel on cable. >> mr. roker, thank you. we're wrapping up our special
series, diana 20 years we're talking her legacy and how she modernized the monarchy. >> reporter: good morning. diana's greatest legacy has to be her sons. you can see her in almost everything they do. we found some early footage of her talking about her boys. >> very independent child. he's not at all shy. and very polite. very much an organizer which probably might be helpful in future years. perhaps harry is more quieter and just watches whether he copies william, we'll wait and see, but he's a different character all together. >> they are unmistakably diana's boys. william and harry, born to a princess who profoundly meant
with it meant to be royal. >> she was a piv monarchy and made it more touchable. she made royals more engaged with the public. >> reporter: kensington palace is william and harry's royal residence. it's where they grew up under the watchful eye of their mother. diana always wanted them to have as normal an upbringing as possible. >> they want to let off steam after school. their apartment there and harry would come out and play around here. and the public would sort of often do a double take and say that looks like harry. they couldn't believe he could be playing in a public park. >> reporter: often forgotten pictures from the dime. diana taking young william to a movie theater. >> the shops and burger bars they loved. this was part of diana's education. >> reporter: that education even
included secret homeless and hiv sufferers. >> she thought if she was going out, there was no reason by why the boys couldn't. harry was taken at nine to meet people suffering from this condition. >> reporter: but her boys would become personally acquainted with suffering. their parent's marriage collapsed. their mom in depression, and then the car crash in paris. outside the palace, a carpet of flowers. the royal family thrown into crisis by the public mourning for diana. at the funeral, william and harry walked behind the coffin, admitting now they've been struggling with her loss for decades. >> i really regret not talking about it. for the first 28 years of my life. >> reporter: today the boys are leading her charity and more.
william on the cover of an lgbt magazine. they spent the night sleeping on the streets of london for a homeless charity. that evening prince william was pictured standing right here. that ability to connect with anyone, that was diana. harry introduced to hiv sufferers years ago, promoting the cause by taking an hiv test. and there is one cause through which they remember their mother and the devastating way they lost her. >> being close to a complete brokedown. >> reporter: with kate, they've launched a mental health charity. this month in a frank online chat prince william praising lay da gaga for opening up about her own struggles. >> i read your open letter you wrote the other day. i thought it was moving and very brave of you to write down such
personal just like diana, are transforming what it means to be royal. >> the quote that has been attributed to the queen saying really, we've got to lot to thank diana for, because we see her legacy radiating through her sons. >> i think she would be proud of the campaign, proud of everybody involved, proud of us. >> reporter: hard to believe that we and her sons lost her 20 years ago. think of all the events that have happened since then. and the greatest sadness and anyone who has lost a parent early will feel this is surely that she didn't get to see her sons start their own families. >> what a credit to her they are. really. >> up next, master magician and
and we're looking for a few dreamers to join us. we we are back. 8:40 with master magician david blaine. his tricks and stunts make headlines around the world from being buried alive to being electri electrified. he's taking his act on the road for the first time. a 40-date tour called david blaine live. good morning. that's great. it's nice to see you. i don't usually start interviews by saying i'm amazed you're alive. i am. you do crazy things. how do you determine the risk/reward calulation? >> i train and try to figure out
the best way to get there so i don't kill myself. stunt when i buried myself alive. but what i'm doing now is more difficult than anything that i've ever done in my life, because i'm going to do a tour where for 40 days and 40 nights through cities, i can't eat during the entire tour and i'm doing the most difficult things i've ever done back to back. >> why are you doing that? why are you putting yourself through that kind of stress? >> i think it's an interesting challenge to see how far you can push it. i wanted to make the tour really exciting for myself. so i started to think of what's the most difficult and most incredible things that could be done. night after night i'm going to be holding my breath. i'm going to be doing things with ice picks. dangerous things that you've seen on some of my specials. >> savannah can hold her breath for 33 seconds. how long have do you hold yours? >> i think every night it will be between 7 and 10 minutes.
so >> what's the scariest thing that happened to you in your career? >> in my career? >> yeah. >> i think after i was in the block of ice, i almost went into shock, and the hallucinations and everything. the team looked scared. when the people close to me look horrified, that's when i get scared. >> i remember that like it was david. everybody come in. >> do you guys have an i.d. on you? >> i don't. >> somebody have a wallet? >> can guys from the crew, can i get a budge of you? >> great. >> do you have wallets on you? >> an ice pick? >> no. and do you have a driver's license? an i.d. or something like that? can you pull it out? put it here. can you mix these behind your back? >> good.
>> turn them face down. >> and you mixed the cards? >> uh-huh. >> i'm showing you it's not like there's an order. they were all shuffled. everything is different. >> i need a few small piles of cards. you're going to say stop whenever you want. i'll say stop like that. right. again, say stop. somewhere in the middle. stop. done. okay. four piles. can you turn any two piles face down? >> i choose? >> yeah. he shuffled now you're going to shuffle but like a wash in vegas on the table. can you spread the i.d.s out and choose one? let him choose one. spread them out. >> you take one and give her one. >> i see. okay. >> perfect. >> and don't look at them. can you put the i.d. down for a second? push these together.
push t keep it neat. which pile do you want to turn over? either one. >> this one. >> flip it. good. let's spin everything. you're going to push it all to one pile. make it nice and neat all to one. >> he's better at neat than i am but okay. >> good. just push. you can see -- >> some are up. >> some are up. some are down. is that fair? >> yes. >> look. would you be impressed if every single card in the deck turns face down? >> yeah, i would. >> i'll show you it's not like they're all -- they're all up and down. would you be impressed if everything is face down and in order? >> yes. >> stay stop when you want. >> stop. >> her or you? >> i said stop. >> okay. >> so it's on me? >> no. you stop it some more. >> what do you want me to do? >> we're going to use your i.d.
so look. everything is now oh, wait. so, no. well, it's kind of in order. you can see the spades, and then the clubs. >> not really. >> wait. hold on, but you stopped me on her. you took an i.d. from one of the crew. whose i.d. is that? >> oh, yeah. there's an i.d. number. can you read it out loud? >> 8344959 -- >> and we don't want to give away his i.d., but keep going, nine, three, and the last number don't say so we don't give it away. >> how did that happen? >> we don't want to reveal your i.d. so we obscure the last part so we don't show it. >> that's crazy.
a >> that's unbelievable. >> did you guys talk before? >> i just want my i.d. back. >> wow. >> so i guess this i.d. was just a stunt, right? it doesn't even matter. david, that's unreal. >> that's crazy. >> obviously we didn't say all the numbers on purpose. >> david blaine going on tour. the tour is called "david blaine live". it starts in san diego. check your city and find out when he's coming to you. congrats. >> thank you. >> coming up next, mother's day brunch. no reservation required. the daly's and siri's mom have all the recipes you need.
you by fiber one. we make fiber we're back. a brand new installment of dining with the daly's. carson and siri are back together. mother's day weekend is next weekend. siri's mother is here. >> and it's her birthday. >> gigi. >> we're so happy. the kitchen. it's always fun. >> did she >> i made a great tu na casserole. >> what are you going to make? >> we're from the midwest. the it's the land of the casserole. this is a bagel and egg casserole. in here we have eight eggs and two cups of milk. we'll whisk it together. mom, do you want to help me and add the cheddar cheese. >> now you're nice on the tv. >> don't listen to him.
>> do you want all of all of it. then we add some locks. >> if you don't like them, you can skip it. you can put crumbled bacon. >> sure. >> i'm going to stab these eggs. that's ground mustard. you can add that. savannah, you want to sprinkle salt? carson, keep drinking. >> that's what i do when gigi is here. >> here we have four everything bagels ripped up. they can be fresh. we're going to let the casserole sit for at least two hours but maybe overnight. that will get all the egg mixture soaked up. you're doing a great job. i like everything bagels because i like everything. >> i love everything. >> you just pour this mixture on top and take cream cheese. it's better if it is at room temperature.
and you're going to let it sit in the fridge. then i'll put it in the oven. bake it for about 45 minutes. tasting table? what say you? >> yummy. >> it's great. >> it's a decadent mother's day bunch. >> what is this? >> rhubarb crisp. >> look at rhubarb. i never liked it growing up. >> but they're pretty. i would be intimidated. >> what is in here, mom? >> this is flower like a -- flour, a cup of flour. oatmeal, a cup of brown sugar. these are walnuts. and this is melted butter. and that's important. >> if you don't like nuts, you could leave them out, right? >> yes. >> i'll mix this up. >> what weather does your love of rhubarb come from?
>> the i my parents were gardeners. they grew everything. that's how we did it. >> my grandmother's name is e the t the tta, and we named my daughter after her. >> add sugar, corn starch. it will get thick. then you add all the fruit. strawberries and rhubarb. you can do blueberries. it makes it a cool color. half of the crumb mixture is at the bottom. then we put this mixture in. we top it with that. and look. >> we'll continue this at home, guys. come on over. also do the toast. >> you can find the full recipe at today.com. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
e. 'r we are back. we are back. willie is here with a look ahead to the weekend. >> we have the instagram founders coming up this sunday. instagram wasn't around six and a half years ago. they started in the fall of 2010. they now have 700 million users around the world. so how did they get there? >> who are the craziest celebrities that joined and you were like oh, my god. they're using it. >> first of all, snoop dogg.
>> he was the first? >> he really joined >> and that matters? >> you have a team of, whatever, and snoop dogg joins and then you get a message that snoop's people want to come over to the office, and you're like snoop's people? i don't have people. do you have people? >> like so many things in life, snoop led to the success of instagram. but they grew. they had 1 million users within the first month. it took off and we'll be with them on sunday. >> look who happened to pop in. wanda psychs is here. stars in the new movie "snatched". >> i can't believe you sit this many people. this is like the wu-tang clan. >> of morning the tv. >> wanda, you are a scene stealer in "snatched". every time you're on screen, i died. was it a fun role?
>> we had so much fun. and joan's doesn't talk. she cut out her own tongue, so she can't give up secrets. we had so much fun playing that. and she would say things and be like hey, let me know if you want to run lines. i'm like okay. you know what? >> wanda is going to stick around. she's around for the next hour. "snatched" opens around the nation next friday. good morning. first we want to check on your forecast on this weather alert day. >> well, we have syrevere storm. this is an area that includes the district and prince george's county and calvert county.
that's a severe thunderstorm warning until they may have just cancelled it. you see the yellow shaded area went away. either way, damaging winds in some of these portions of storms. you see the heavy rain around the district. even north near gaithersburg. there's a back edge. more updates in a bit. thank you. we'll check your commute when we come back.
we'll see you in 25 minutes. this morning on "today's take" our this morning, our orient express adventure is off the rails. >> and you could win a freebie friday give away. and vanessa marcil is our koe host right now. reveals secrets from the set as our co-host right now. >> this is "today's take" live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> it is a >> today is friday morning may 5th. happy sin kcinco de mayo. we're listening to "brand new". we have a very special co-host today, emmy winning actress, vanessa marcil.
>> i'm sure you heard i have a judgment. >> there was more security. >> i'm wearing my orient express hat. they gave me one of these. i'm one of the conductors. >> nice prop. you? look gorgeous in it. >> oh, boy, buckle up. >> you were wearing one of these, an ifb. this is how our producer and director talks to us. >> that's interesting to me. i never that has a watcher. >> you don't have to have it in your ear, but would you like it? do you want to keep it in there? >> i like it better without. >> we'll talk to dylan. >> when dylan talks, put it in. >> you the tell me when to put it on. you're the boss, al. >> yes, al. >> you have got to be here every day. >> i feel like i should leave. i'm sort of uncomfortable. just kidding. >> i think i have the vapor. >> it's like an episode of "general hospital".
>> without me. is that true? >> i did, but it will never happen again. of course, you starred in many shows. it's cinco de mayo. what do you do special? >> we cook in my house mexican food 24 /7. my father and i didn't speak for 20 years because we have latin tempers and we just came back together. we started shooting a home movie that's turned into a show idea called va necessary nessavaness. we have homemade chips daily. it's always cinco de mayo at my house, but it's special to us. we celebrate us. we lost my father's mother recently, and she loved it. >> that's special. >> on twitter i noticed on your twitter feed you said you were
going to address truths this morning. [002:02:59;00] >> well, my best friend and i, we've just started a channel. you can follow me on twitter and see what's happening with our youtube channel. it's called love stop. everybody needs a love stop. >> what does that mean? >> take five seconds every day, tell someone the truth about how you really are. i mean, how you really are doing. >> how you feel? >> a lot of times people ask how are you, and you say fine when sometimes you're not. >> sometimes you need to take five seconds and say what you're scared or insecure about and have someone give you some positive feedback. so, i don't know, maybe don't call your mom. not my mom. if you don't have a safe love stop, go on twitter and see we're launching our youtube
channel. it lab radio show. the rule is you tell someone how youea and then you have to make each other laugh. >> i like a that it's a short amount of time c but you get it out. you get to be truthful, and then somebody makes you feel better. genius. >> at the end of the day, the only thing that matters is be honest and laugh. >> i like it. >> nothing can get that bad in life. >> it's like people who play the banjo. nobody is in a bad mood when they play that. >> when did you think about that? >> i remember thinking about steve martin playing it. >> i was looking at the prompter, and i was like is that coming up next? >> nope. it just escaped out of here. you never want to get up in here. there's things that come out? . >> i think you're right. have you ever seen anybody frown playing a banjo? >> no. >> when you're smiling and
laughing, nothing is that bad. make us laugh, al. >> you know, here's a question. you've been in some serious tv >> i really do, but i think that comedy is the hardest thing to do. >> people underestimate it. >> it's so hard. i felt like our relationship was starting to fall apart, me and you, when i found out wanda sykes was on. >> she's funny. >> she's so funny. and i just think what's it like to be that funny? >> as the british actor sir ed monday keen said, he said dying is easy. comedy is hard. >> i love that quote, al. >> you're full of goodness this morning. >> and then i'm done. you've seen the show "game of thrones." we have game of secrets. we'd like to know some of the secrets from your set. here's jerry with a popcorn box. >> uh-oh. >> and the music. >> if you'd pull out a couple of questions that you could tell us about the secrets.
>> real secrets or i should make some up? >> well, why -- are these from our producers? >> yeah. >> okay. go ahead. >> so they're clean? >> no. they're disturbing mostly. >> okay. what's this say? >> you starred in the show las vegas. did the set ever get as wild as the vegas strip? >> well, we shot 18 hours. we were pretty tired and we didn't get to be really drunk. so probably not -- well, jamie was drunk sometimes. we did have fun on the set. we always had 500 extras onset, real extras, and they were girls in bikinis that were very voluptuous, and las vegas was the second largest set ever built for a television show. do you know the first? >> love boat?
>> it's the west wing. they built a real live casino. it was kind of you have some amazing guest stars on "las vegas". better kisser, snoop dogg, alec baldwin -- >> you kissed all of them? >> once? >> calm down. i thought it was the morning hour. you're worried about me? >> alec baldwin, bon jovi or snoop dogg? >> i think we all know the answer. >> this is a quote by vanessa marcil. hot is fleeting. smart is there forever. >> alec baldwin? >> so dreamy. >> and kissing in the donald trump voice. how hot would that be? >> you just ruined alec baldwin
for me. that's horrible. >> here we go. one >> you're a soap opera lemon -- fruit, legend. what's the secret to a steammy love scene? >> i didn't do them. that's the secret. keep them guessing. i never took my clothes off, and i would only show my bare back. we were playing teenagers. look at my outfit. i'm so covered up. >> would you ever go back -- >> to "general hospital"? always. the it's the best job ever and the nicest people ever. i love that. >> we don't have any steamy love scenes. >> you should have shown marreese bernard. >> did you call him weird? >> you haven't had him on?
he's a little weird. >> i don't want to have him on now. >> that was gavin, our >> he's my good friend. he's not weird. he's very sweet. she's an australian. >> well, that's not weird. i'm just kidding. i love australia. stop. >> we kiss and we'll see if you're a better kisser -- [ laughter ] >> what could go possibly wrong with that? >> no. i need this job. i really do. maybe after september. >> okay. >> oh, come on. >> my turn. >> wait. that's showing everywhere. that blush is showing everywhere. >> can i talk now? i'm going to intervene. let's talk about a hot topic. we've been talking about different airlines, different things going on. united, but now this morning people are talking about delta airlines addressing allegations that it mistreated a family and threatened to have the parents arrested and the children sent
to foster care. here's what happened. the family bought a ticket for their teenage son but theyut flight so their two-year-old could sleep in his car seat on a flight home from l.a. here's the problem. the toddler's name wasn't on the ticket. but the family says that the dellty agents understood that. they let them get on the plane knowing the two-year-old would sit in his older brother's seat. that's how it started. here's the edited version the family uploaded to youtube. >> you need to do what's right. i bought the this seat. you need to leave us alone. >> you and your wife -- >> okay. i have two infants we have nowhere to stay. there's no more flights. >> at this point you're on your own. >> another delta employee then told them that their two-year-old couldn't sit in a very seat because the faa
doesn't allow it, but the faa encourages small children to sit in car seats because it's safer. it doesn't matter who is right delta is apologizing. they do not want to deal with it like the other airline. like they're we're sorry for the unfortunate experience and we reached out for them to refund the travel and offered additional compensation. they offered several thousand dollars, but the father says he doesn't think that's adequate. i don't know if it's going away. >> and tom kos the tell low was on earlier. he said they reached out to delta so ask them if the parents' version of this is correct or incorrect. and delta has not responded. >> oh. that's interesting. isn't it? didn't you guys notice, i felt like the guy was really calm. >> he doesn't belligerent. >> if you've traveled with children, it can be a challenging situation when you have little ones. but it's interesting to me that now they threw money at the problem, but --
>> at least they tried to address it. >> they tried. we just ahead, we'll check in with dylan own her lovely, a hat. >> we'll get ready for tomorrow's kentucky derby. it's rainy and windy and cool. dylan will break it down when we come back. this salad? at panera, a good salad is so much more than a bowl of something green. more than an obligation to be good. more than just something you have on the side. more than just one flavor, or texture, or color. a good clean salad is so much more than green. and with panera catering, more for your event. panera. food as it should be. new neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair wrinkles? your time is up! with the proven power of retinol.
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we're back with more of "today's today's take. our gue marcil. >> you look spectacular. >> growing up the women used to wear hats in church. we don't wear them as much anymore. let's bring it back. >> we have the kentucky derby this weekend. dylan dreyer is at churchill downs. is it still raining? >> reporter: yes, al, and you're very well aware of that. didn't you used to come to this? where are you? >> i'm here because i was going to come down, but i couldn't get there -- >> i had to go to italy. >> i couldn't get there from paris, and i know you're a horse person. >> you're excused. it's unfortunate timing with the rain this year. the hat's keeping me dry. it's chilly. besides the hats, everybody is talking about the races tomorrow. it's the 143 running of the
kentucky running. it's an interesting year. there's no clear favorite like and "always dreaming" and "classic empire" are probably being talked about the most. i hung out with "patch". he had his eye removed because of an infection. he's racing. that could be one of the underdogs. i think a lot of people come out here, obviously, sheinelle, like you said, to bring the hats back. i have four different hats over the course of everything that i'm doing here. this is my first one by christine moore. >> she does great hats. >> it's beautiful. >> i send her picture of my dresses. this year i went hot pink with horses on my dress, actually. and she made the hat to match my dress. >> she -- deborah goes to the central park hat lunch every year, and christine always makes her hat.
>> that sound like a nice lunch. sorry, i like to chat. >> dylan is like you should >> who's going to win? >> i feel like as a meteorologist, i have to go with "thunder snow". >> you've done well in the past. >> we usually start off well. we win the first couple of races and we lose all our money on the last few races. we never come home with anything. but we do win a little bit which is fun. >> and the oaks is later this morning or the afternoon. >> the oaks is later today. and the rain is coming down so hard. i bet on a mudder for sure for that later today. >> how can a mudder with a father? anyway. >> it's mudder was a mudder. >> hello, mother, hello father. >> it's a meteorologist thing. i don't know. >> we have that mind melt. coverage for the kentucky derby starts tomorrow at 2:30 tomorrow
eastern. dylan, thank you so much. >> thanks. now the >> today's weather is brought to you by kay jewelers. for 100 years every kiss begins with kay. >> wow, this mint julip is a little strong. >> i smell it. you stop. >> i'm drunk. i feel bad. is that okay on the "today" show? >> it's what we do every day. >> wet weather in the pacific northwest. oregon, they've had tornado warnings today. strong storms in the east. 18 million people in flood watches from england to the appalachians and watching the rain moving in. parts of coastal maine into cape cod, 4 to 5 inches of rain. airports will be a mess today from washington d.c. all the way up to boston. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. the threat of damaging winds
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this is just because we can't carry a 55-inch tv. >> they're very retro. >> there are a lot of people outside this morning. >> you ready? here we go. >> good morning. good morning. >> okay. ready? who wants a tv? oh, my goodness. i feel pressure. i feel pressure. i feel pressure. how about you? hi, i'm amy. >> where are you have? >> washington state. >> would you like a 55-inch tv? >> yes. >> and you get a picture with
have naes have a. >> can you take it? >> where y what are you here for? >> we're on a school trip. >> are you the staffer? >> one of them. >> then you deserve a tv. >> here we go. i need you back with sunny. >> happy birthday. >> where are you from? >> michigan. >> what do you do? ? i'm a nurse. >> you're a nurse? how cool is that? you take care of people. would you like someone to take care of you and give you a 55-inch tv? >> okay. al, what about our viewers at home.
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mark's square with the basilica. the it's gorgeous. i feel like i'mn a novel. >> the canals, the architecture, and of course, the boats. and a little dancing in the streets. after a quick bit of site seeing, it was time to board. >> welcome to the orient express. >> thank you so much. all aboard. >> here's a first. we are in the cab, the locomotive of the venice orient express. yeah. the world's biggest toy train set. the 20 -hour journey takes us from venice to paris in old school style. we are in one of three dining cars. these are refurbished cars. 1929 this was built, and we're here to talk about some of the
great movies of all time "murder on the orient express". the murder mystery put on display the of the train. >> the murder was afoot. >> reporter: this is my compartment. i spent my leisure time here. this couch turns into a bed. this is my writing desk where i keep and write all my notes because that's what we do in the 1930s. and of course, here is my sink so i may take care of my toilet in the morning. at a stop in austria, josh and i popped off for a chat. the murder on the orient express, when you were asked to do this, was there'v a moment o hesitation? >> they couldn't get the words out. agatha christie's murder? i'm in. you have a director who is one
of the all time great directors. you have a cast that is the most extraordinary i've worked with. johnny depp, penelope a story written in the 30s. people are still fascinated why it. >> i think there's a reason agatha christie is the best selling author after the bible and shakespeare. >> who are you in the film? [ train whistle ] . >> i think i had a mild heart attack. >> like everything on this train, dinner is an experience. piano bar and all. >> i love you, john legend. before i knew it, we arrived in paris and my journey sadly complete. hello, paris.
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mexico on cinco de mayo. it's a good reason to come to new york and enjoy tequila and s. >> we're going to make salsa to fix some tacos. we do some -- we're going to change your life with this salsa. >> we have all these ingredients. it's called mexican salsa. we roast everything. just put everything on the high heat without any oil. and then we put this here. what we do is just put garlic, salt -- >> why do you char it? >> it gives it a lot of flavor, and it's a technique we use in mexico for more than $5,000 years. it's really good. it's very healthy. this charred thing, it's good
for your digestion, and if you don't have tomatoes like we do in mexico, >> roma. >> roma. we put the garlic, the chili, any type of chili. but if you burn it, it's even better. >> and then we're going to move on. we chop up the tomato. >> after we have the garlic over here, we put the tomatoes in this, so just they're really hot. so we just crush it here. this is like a blender. the thing that helps in this, it gives a little bit of minerals to the food, so it's more healthy. at the end after you crush it, it's finished a little bit like that. if you burn it more, it's more tasty and looks more dark.
>> my family is from mexico, and we make this all the time, but we call it >> pico is raw. >> oh, got it. >> we have the salsa ready. now we make the shrimps. we marinade shrimps with oil. >> and why? >> just to give some flavor. we add a little bit of lime, the lemon zest. we put cilantro, and then -- >> the ice machine is going right now. >> al? pull it together. we're cooking. >> time more a margarita. >> we have some skewers, and then we just do it like this. >> why do you soak these? >> so they don't get -- when you put it in the grill, they don't get burned. >> and do it quickly on both sides.
>> with magic of television, we have some shrimp ready. >> try this sh >> why do you get to eat? how did you get that job? >> try it. >> this is avocado puree. shrimps on the top. we can do this in a taco. >> these are homemade? >> they are. but this one are, of course, you can buy them in the store. what we do is we just put some avocado puree and the salsa. for a good taco, the main thing you need is a good tortilla, good salsa. >> wait. wait. wait. >> thank you so much. >> you need -- a little bit of extra love. >> chef juan pablo, thank you.
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>> a lot of terrible things happened outside these little gates. >> exactly. america are kidnapped. >> what? incredible. >> not true. >> totally true. one, two, three, somebody's missing. >> logical, right? >> right. good morning. welcome back. >> thank you. >> let's talk about this film. you and your friend, barb, you go to extreme lengths essentially to protect goldie hawn and amy's character. >> yes. i'm pretty much joan's character's hype man. barb was in the special forces. but she cut her tongue out, so that makes sense. >> amy schumer's character says couldn't she just write it down? >> yeah.
maybe she should have thought that out, but -- so, yeah. we are the travelers there with them, and goldied save them. >> joan cusack is almost unrecognizable in this movie. the two of you, they could spin you off into your own movie. it looked like it was a blast. was it? >> we had so much fun. such a good time. getting to hang out with goldie hawn, and amy has all this crazy energy. she's like let's go do a popup show. so amy and i would go out and do standup. and here comes goldie hawn and her daughter, kate hudson hanging out with us. >> do people go crazy? >> yes. we're walking up. no security or anything, and all of a sudden joan and i slip into character. we're protecting goldie and kate, and amy, and i'm like what are we doing? >> if something had happened, would you have been able to take
care of them? >> yes, i'd have handled it. ca how do you play a character with a shady past? that would be a stretch for you, rig right. >> yes. i am squeaky clean. i've done nothing wrong, folks. we had a good time. it was no problem protecting them. it's hawaii. just shake a tiki torch at them and they take off. >> hula music. >> break up a fight. >> you and don ho. >> exactly. >> was it cool to have goldie back? i didn't realize that she didn't have a star already on the walk of fame. >> i thought for sure she had a star by now. >> when she's back on the screen, it's like all is right. you guys all together, it's great. >> it comes out right before mother's day. did you have any plans with the twins? >> i'm sure it's the usual, i'll
get up and make breakfast and everything, and then they'll be so excited to give us a gift that they made. >> they're eight? >> yeah. so you have to do that all fake thing like oh, look at this bracelet. oh, it's yarn. this is a nice heavy yarn, too. let me take off this bracelet and tie yours on. >> say this is not -- this is it? >> you can't. you can't. not at eight. no. >> thank you so much. >> my son is 16 and he asks to go see your movie for mother's day. he loves you. can we talk about curb quickly, or is it coming back? >> i don't know. they haven't called me. >> what? >> larry davis, call her. get it done. >> thank you so much. >> they can try to do it without me. >> things won't go well. >> back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
♪ all i really wanna do ♪ ♪ is, baby, be friends with you ♪ where's >> where's jenna? >> the message is learn how to take a selfie. >> i didn't know how to do it. >> she didn't know how to do a selfie? >> we learned. >> jenna bush hager is hosting. she's in the bathroom right now. jeff garland is here. >> i love him. he's my man. >> he's here. we're going to make cinco de mayo cocktails and give you hair styles that will make you look younger.
how about that? >> i got to get some hair first. >> nice talking to you. newsbreak. time now on this friday, good morning to you. this morning the 17-year-old accused in the reported rape at rockville high school in march is heading to court. he is one of the two teens accused of raping a 14-year-old student. prosecutors say the two boys exchanged text messages plotting
the attack. the lawyers claim the encounter was how is it looking? >> we're seeing big improvements across the area. the rain has now moved north of the district. it's all heading into baltimore. that area, but we're seeing it clearing out now. montgomery county almost completely in the clear. the flood warnings from montgomery county north of fredericksburg. later today a chance of scattered showers and storms later this afternoon and into the evening. temperatures in the mid 70s and the weekend is looking cooler. >> coming up, we're checking in
with robin dixon from the role housewives of potomac. y2c5py y16fy >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio [003:00:31;00] 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> it's derby weekend. it's also happy cinco de mayo. >> we're going to have a lot of drinkies. jenna bush hager is in. 'wuls have more alcohol when