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good morning. breakingvernight. flight delay. boeing says it needs more time for that fix to the 737 max jetliners. thosetilanes sll grounded possibly for anoweer few weeks. e live with the president trump's son-in-law jared kushner speaks a outer a personal override decision for the security clearance. >> i've been accused of all different things and all of those things have turned out to be false. >> this morning, is it enough to put an end t theuestions? chaos at the vigil. a memorial for slain rapper
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psey russell. this has as suspect named in the rapper's murder. a college student's murder, a new campaign to make sure it never happens again. cancer scare. debra norvel explains how a viewer helped save her life a andl in the arctic. how some americans are already feeling the effects of climate change on a daily basis and whai they're dng to adapt to it. today esday, april 2nd, 2019. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. ody, ever welcome to "today." thank you for joining us on this tuesday morning. savannahs on assignment and look who's here. it's always fun to have mr. willie geist at the table. >> great to be with you as always. >> al is in alaska. he'sngeen wor on that big climate change series. n in the middle of the
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night wherever he is draws a big crowd. al, good morning. >> hey, guys. herehe at heritage center. sed i know it's colder bec those folks told me it's colder this morning than it was yesterday. it's minus 6. a windchill of minus 22. a will be checking in in little bit. these are the front line folk who is are already experiencing climate change. and it's affecting theirge herind way of life. we'll tell you about that coming up in the next half hour. >> all righ al. we look forward to that. we're going to get to our top story. boeing has been working on a fix for the software glitch believed to be respoible for two deadly plane crashes in months. that update is being delayed and it's keepihe entire fleet of 737 max planes grounded possibly maybe for weeks even. nbc's tom costello covers aviation for us.
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>> reporter: good morning, guys. i think this i going to stretch well into may and maybe beyond at. boeing has been working for months to come up with a software upgradow but says it needs more time. it could be weeks before they submit the final approval or final submission to the faa for approval. that means hundreds of planes worldwide wil remain firmly on the ground for now. it'she fatal flaw suspected of taking down two 737 max flights overseas. a software glitch impacting an automated stall as mcas.asknown boeing h been working ono a fix hopingve it ready this week. >> we're working with customers and regulators around the world to restore fai o in industry. >> reporter: but now bing says the final package of software enhancements won't be ready for weeks. the faa saying in a statement more work is needed on that f
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adding it will conduct a rigorous safety review and the w software won't be installed until faa officials are completely satisfiedoe thatg has identified and appropriately addressed all pertinent issues. the max boeing's newest and best selling plane ever was grounded march the world in following the crash of ethiopian airline 302. that comes months after a crash involving a lion aplane that went down in indonesia. the pilots in both cases fought the planes which pitched wildly in the sky befor ultimately going down. the crashes killed all 346 people on board both jets. in a statement monday, boeing says safety is our first priority. and we will take thorough and methodical approach to the development and testing of thed to ensure we take the time to get it right. >> yeah. and tom, the big question is we want to know how long it's going to take not only to fix those
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tanes but tho getm back up in the air. what's your guess on that? >> reporter: firstot they've to submit this to the faa. i think we're talking about late april at this point before they submit i to the faa. the faa is under tremendous pressure right now.o we've aot investigations into the max. the faa is g tng to takir time. let's assume the faa approves ad that up some time in may. then all of these airlines have got to train theirpi ts. i can tell you american alone has 4,000 737 lpilots. f them have got to go through a training procedure. and then the plane still isn't necessarily certified to fly. the faa has to give the final f approv the plane, not just the upgrade. hen the world's aviation authority has to approve this plane. i think we're talking about late y, maybe even june. so increasingly now we're talking about the possibility that this is going to impact tse summer traveon. >> all right. tom costello in d.c. thanks. also this mo ling, thed
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says it has a suspect in the murder ofap star nipsey hussle. rumors of g sts caused pandemonium senedng terri crowds running for their lives. gadi schwartz has the lat t thrning. good morning. >> reporter: that's right. officials say 1jupeople were d in the chaos. some critically overnight. the lapd also releasing a photo of the man who they believe may have ended hussle's life. hundreds gathered outside the store where belov raphussle was. but mourners were sent running that left five people in critical condition. a short time later the lapd s releasing t photo of a suspect in hussle's murder. police asking anyone with information about thean eric holder to come forward. this videoea a to show the
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shooting and the gunman leaving the scene. police have not commented on the video which has not beenfi ve by nbc news. lapd chief michael moore says he believes the shoer knew hussle. >> this was not a chance encounter. ♪ i had a vision nobody else could see ♪ >> reporter: before his career took off, he spent years hustling selling socks and t-shir t-shirts. from a young age, he spoke about his goals including inves ng in real estate. >> invest in some assets. >> reporter: he made those dreams a reality not just by the shopping center but dozens of lonel bues. >> he was really about his community and very clear abouth yhat community gave to him. >> reporter: cit councilman harris dawson worked closely with hussle including o plans for the ambitious destinationsh crenaw development. >> nipsey would want us to work longer, harder, and be more committed to goals and dreams.
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>> reporter: nipsey spoke to sirius xm radio about the lab he cofounded. >> we have anng enginee and math center on the second level for young kids to be able to get traine in the skill set that it ta i to geto silicon valley. >> reporter: friends say he was a dedicated family man w leaves behind two children and long-time glfriend actre lauren london. but here in l.a., his life touches many lives. >> i love that and miss that. i wis the world -- more of the world got a chance to see that. >> reporter: hussle's being remembered as a rare artist who despite his success never left the neighborhood where he s born and raised. >> talented artist but a lot of people learning over thefast couple days about the great work he did off the stage. than so much. this morning, jared kushner is addressing a growing security clearance scandal as a whistle-blower speaks out about
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how security clearances were overturned and reports when kushner's application was denied, the president personally overruled the decision. petelexander has details on this one. good morning. >> rorter: good morning to you. jared kushner is dismissing concerns over the authorization of his security clearances. this comes as you note after this whistle-blower detail the dysfunction she says she witnessed here over the past two years. ghlighting what she called serious disqualifying issues involving foreign influence and conflicts of interest relating to more than twoozen white house officials seeking clearances. overnight jared kushner on dense. thepresident's son-in-law and top adviser speaking out for the first time since a whistle-blower came forward re saying thereajor security clearance issues at th >> i can't comment forhe white house's process, but what i can say is that over the last few years that i've been been accused of all different types of things. and all of those things have o turnedut to be false. >> reporter: tricia newbold has
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accused top white house officials of approving security clrances for more than 25 people whose applications had been denied by career staffers. nbc news citing multiple sources familiar with the matter first reported this yr that kushner was among thosehose security clearances were denied. >> i had a very successful business career, had extensive holdings. i disclosed all my holdings to the office of government ethics. they told me what tove , what to keep, what rules to following. >> reporter: "mee new york reporting that president trump ordered kushner's approval. >> wasever involved with his security. i know that there was issues back and forth. about security for numerous people, actual. but i don't nt to get involved in that st >> reporter: also this morning, house demrats are not waiting on attorney general william barr to decide which parts of the r muelleort he'll make public. instead, they'll vote tomorrow
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to force the issue and likely subpoena the full report and supporting evidence. judiciary chair jerry nadler speaking t nbc newsovernight. >> i assume we'll issue a subpoena soon. >> reporter: barr has been under intense pressure for more than a week telling congress he plans to have a public version of the report ready by mid-april or sooner. nadler wants the fullunredacted report. all rough 400 pages of it, immediately. the white house dismissing nadler's move as political theater. barr is redacting grand jury testimony that's m illegal toe public without a judge's order. in addition to the mueller report, democts are also weighing possible subpoenas for documents and testimony from fi w formerte house officials related to that investigation. that includes the former white house counsel don mcgahn and ryan preece biebus and hope hic. >> a change in h
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administration is going to look at health care. this is a. bigg >> reporter: in a series of late night tweets, the president gave for republican health care plan. he says americans will see it after next's ye election. more than a year and a half away. since the president recently promised republicans will be the partyh f heacare, congressional republicans have urged the white house to basically drop the iss acknowledging that their party that has beeng to repeal and replace obamacare for years still hasn't been able to unify behind any alternative. this obviously could be a political liability. remember health care was the top motivating factor for voters in last year's midterms. it helped propel democrats to control the house. >> peter alexander at the white house, thank you. let's head now to chicago whe voters a set to make an historic choice today no matter who wins the runoff for mayor. c thy will be led by an african-american woman for the first time.
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morgan radford is there for us. gomorning. >> reporter: that's right. good morning. he is election day here in chicago for city's new mayor. the polling stations are just dnow opening beh me. but the truth is this has been a tough campaign t f thisish complete with name calling and divisive rhetoric on both sides of the aisle. that's between lori lightfoot and ni preckwinkle. they're having a runoff today and either candidate will make this morning the city of chicago locked in a ground breaking batt. lori lightfoot and toni preckwinkle facing off in a runoff. >> i'll let you lie and then >> having a black female mayor, i mean, that'sust unbelievable. >> reporter: leading in the polls, lightfoot showing a as progressive candidate who could be the first openly gay ma>>r.
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it will define i hop with my election the dawn of a new era in chicago. >> reporr:reckwinkle also hoping to leave her mark on the city. >> i think it's historic. i'm a htetory acher. so i can appreciate the history of it. >> reporter: oolightft's nepporters say she's just what the city s. sfresh face who could shake up ale political machine. >> to grow up and see someone that looks like me that's able to make a big impacthi ongo and hopefully make some real changes i think is soimportant. >> reporter: but lightfoot's critics say she doesn't have enough experience to fight the issues that have left the city in crisis. like the crime and violencet t has plague rahm emmanuel. >> i've decided not to seek re-election. >> reporter: what about the people that says you're not going to protect the city's most vulnerable. >> i'm a black woman. i've got two brothers one of whom has spent much of his life
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ed up in somebody's prison. so the plight of young black boys and black men is very personal to me. >> reporter: herpponent is fighting her own challenges as a veteran of chicago politics. some have criticized you for being part of the oldta ishment that you don't represent change. what do you say to critics that say that? >> that's ridiculous. i've been an independent democrat my whole life. reporter: with just hours to go, voters say they'reooking for change. and that today chicago will get it. did you think you would see this da >> no. no. no, never did. i'm 77 years old. i never thought i'd see it. but i'm seeing it toy. >> reporter: more than a hundred thousand ballots have already been cast in early voting. what e real question is happens next. both candidates have agreed that they will hold a joint press nference on wednesday to help the city move forward with unity. willie, hoda? >> history tay inchicago.
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thank you. also this morning, n details on mick jagger's health scare after the fro man postponed the band's latest tour. kellyie ca has the latest on this. good morning. >> reporter: hi, good morning, hoda. he's knownis for boundless energy on stage. now it's taken a team of doctors to tel j mickger he has to slow down and put the tour on hold for his health.'s hehe front man for one of the most successful bands in history. w legendary rocker mick jagger to undergo hea t surges week to replace a valve according to "rolling stone" magazine. nbc news has not independent t confirmed report. the procedure will reportedly take place friday in new york. jagger is expected to make a full recovery. er the weekend the singer seemed in good spirits seen ont beach in miami with his family. speculation mounted over the weekend when the north american g ofhe stones' no filter tour due to start april 20th was
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postponed. with a rep saying jagge needed medical treatment. jagger tweeltoueeting i really hate letting you down like this. i'm devastated for having tohe postponetour. as late as november, jagger was tweeting about his excitement. ♪ at 75, a father of 8 andan grather of 5, he's known for his healtin livg and fitness regime. meanwhile, keith richards long known for his hard-living lifestyleweeted his sympathy for mick. a big disappointment for everyone, but things need to be taken care of and we will see you soon, mick. richards' only previous health scare was over ten years ago a blood clot removed from his brain. jagger and richards have be band members since 1962 hosting a surge of unforgettable hits. songs like "let'sni spend the t together" and "start me
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up" makie ining them worldwide . jagger tells his fans i'll be working very hard to be back on the road as soon as i can. it's not clear how long jagger's recovery will take, but theand is already telling fans to hang onto those tickets.g promishat the stones will be back on stage, guys, at some point. almost guarantee it. >> they will be. >> thank you, kelly. no question, right? >> we're rooting for mick. i love the stones. i hope he's in good health. one thing we know is keith richards will live forever. we have confirmation on that. now as promised, let's go back toska and check in with al on the weather. good morning, al. >> hey, good morning, willie and hoda. all these folks here. right now we've got the winds coming off the coast. we're checking our unit here.
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it says minus 4.4 with a windchill of minus 17. so a little on the brisk side. also some winterlike weather in the southeas we've got a big low pressure system develop already some snow being reported in south carolina. and as the system makes its way along the coast, we could see some snow in charleston which would be the first time since 1982. this will develop off the coast. now, if it stays closer to shore, that precipitation is going to move inland and cause some more problems. right now we're lking at high winds, rainfall amounts of anywhere fro 3 to inches right along the southeastern atlantic coast. windusts of 55 to 60 miles per hour. we could see snow as well. so we're going to be checking v this oy closely. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 se
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good morning. i'm storm teamlo 4 meteorost chuck bell. a sparkling sky over washington this morni. don't expect it to be as bright and sunny later today as it is this morning. clou are going to be thicning up. right now we're in the cold 20s and low 30s. so certainly need your jacket here early this mo with increasing clouds, you may want to ato carry t umbrella with you. best rain chances today will be along id parts of southern maryland.
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>> and that is your latest weather. is. coming up, a devastated community remembers the college student who was murdered after getting into a car she thought was an uber. and they're launching a campaign to keep students safe. plus as al mentioned, we'll get more from him from the northern most tip ofaska. folks there wl show us how climate change is already affecting them. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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that closely. >> we still have that closure in place. university boulevard bween connecticut. take georgia avenue instead. t at's going to be your b bet. pennsylvania avenue, crash blocking the right side. seeing delay there. 270 southbound. the slowest spot to rockfell. one year after a scathing report inside a veterans hospital, employeests describe l chaotic condition to the news team. >> that's coming up at 5:00. we'll check you forecast when we come back. st.
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good morning, everybody. temperatures in the 20s and 30s as you get up this morning. so it's cold. you may nt to grab the umbrella. slight chance of some rain today. mainly along to the east of i-95. highest rain chances in southern
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and the lettuce and it's incredible. make sure you get it with waffle fries, because that's my favorite. we're back now at 7:30 on a tuesday rning, april 2nd, 2019. what are you looking at there? it's a littlee taste of "g thrones" right here on our the hbo smash hit series returning for its final season in just a couple of weeks. >>th i where they put the christmas tree? that's the christmas tree spot. >> instead we've got the throne from "game of thrones." >> we'll have throngs of peopl here to see that. savannah is on assignment. craig is also onsi ment. he had a chance to sit down witc stephry which will air tomorrow. we look forward to seeing that. let's get to today's headlines. boeing software fix for the737 max jetliners has been delayed keeping those planes grounded.
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the company says it now plans to submit a proposed software update in the coming weeks. boeing had previously said it planned to deliver the fix by last week in a statement, boeing says, quote, safety is our first priority and we t wille a thorough and methodical approach to theng development and tes of the update to ensure we take the time to get itright. more than 400 jets were grounded worldwide. a jury reached a verdict monday in the murder trialf a man accused of killing a new york city >>jogger. we the judge find the defendant guilty. >> the family of the victim erupted in cheers after the guilty verdict was read. chan lewis found guilty on all counts at his retrial. just five hours of deliberation held there by the jury. the first trial ended in hung jury. she was strangled and sexually assaulted while jogging just
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blocks away from her home in august of 2016. lewis' sentencing set for april. the chosen nypd traffic agent slamming into several cars on a congested street.r first the dri slams into the car in front of him then backs up into the vehicehind him. then once again rams the car in front of him. he continues on. then he slams into a large white van. the traffic agent i then seen getting out of the car. the nypd says he appeared to be disoriented. he was take ton the hospital for evaluation and they are investigating to see what happened there. let's begin this half hour with the latest in that chilling story out ofouth carolina where a young college student was murdered hours after getting into a car she mistakenly w thoughtas her uber ride kerry sanders is in columbia this morning with the latest good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning, willie. as a nat cnalpaign gets
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underway here to prevent ride share passengers from ever i gettino the wrong car again, the victim samantha josephson's family and friendse gathering in her home state ofew jersey forer funeral tomorrow. this morning college students on edge. their classmate samantha josephson brutally killed after mistakenly getting intohe what s thought was her uber. >> i don't plan on taking it any time soon. >> reporter: jus released autopsy reports showed she died due to multiple sharp force injuries. the fake uber driver 24-year-old nathaniel daniel rowland arrested on kidnapping and murder. the university president announcing a new national campaign called what's my name. >> there could be nothing simpler than making sure by taking a pledge that you will never get into the back seat a vehicle without asking what's my name.
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>> reporter: uber drivers know their passenger names because it's displayed on their phones before pickup. >> thi i a national problem. we think we have a safe city and campus but thispe might h again this weekend if a student gets into one of those vehicles confirmed it's the right vehicle. >> reporter: here onpu cam like of universities this time year, parents and kids are urking college parents of perspective students say josephson's killing is >> horrified. and we just spent the weekend going through how we get an uber, how we check the license plate, what a the safety things that we need to do as parents who are trying to get dds to underst how to be safe. >> reporter: uber putting out the follong statement saying in part since 2017, we've been working with localen law enforc and college campuses across the country to educate the public abo how to avoid fake ride share drivers. everyone at uber is devastated to hear about this unspeakable crime.ll
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a crime with cg details. police arrested the suspect just bl hks from where initially picked up samantha josephson. what does that tell you? >> like every parent and maybe every college president, i'm thinking that maybe he came back to do more harm. >> just an awful trage with asking what's my name, what else is being done to get in the right car with so many of us using these ride sharing services these days? >> reporter: right now in thiss e, ride share cars are only required to have a sticker in the window. lawmakers are thinking of having somethin illuminated i the front and back window to identify the car. and some have even suggested maybe they should have on a tax delivery. something that clearly mar care vehicle. >> that's a good idea to check the name and also to che the license plate too if you can. >> meanwhile our thoughts are
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with her family day. kerry sanders, thank you. we're going to switch gears we'rng to head way, way up now. north to mr. roker. he's u way in alaska. hey, al. >> hey, guys. good morning. it is a chilly morning here. but that's -- they're actually happy about that. because theact is march was a tough month as far as temperatures. in fact, temperatures goinghe wrong way. as wew s talk about climate change. well, the fact is we saw for utqiagv utqiagvik, alaska, 12 degrees. that was theiratverage high. 18 degrees above normal. they had six days of record highs during the month o march. and in fact, they weren't alone. you look ross alaska, these cities having their warmest march on record or top five warmest marches. the good news, it's going back to normal for the next few days. closer to the lower 48, a coastal storm will bring hea
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rain and snow back through the southeast. strong winds through the southwest. sierra snow out west. some rain getting itself together around the great lakes. plenty of sunshine from texas on into the gulf coast. that's what's going on around y.e countr here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> that storm may delifr quite a tain to our south. we'll get nothing more than a glancing blow from it here. wow, is it a beautiful, bright, and sunny start to the day. plenty chilly. you'll need your warm layer of jacketsn this morning. temperatures mid-20s to mid-30s for now. today around 50 will be a chance for showers. higher rain chances farther east you le or travel. probably going to be dry in the shenandoah valley. back to sunshine tomor >> you'll be happy to know here at the heritagecenter, it is now minus 5 with a windchill of minu 18. yes! all right. back to you guys.
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zero. so this is really unprecedented. climate change j doesn't mean warmer temperatures. it also means thinn ice. the whale hunters, traditional hunters go out there trying to focatch their . they have more danger, more problems. they're also dealing with coastal flooding. coastal erosiohi storm surge is something they've never had to deal with. and in fact, the mayor tells me they need help and they need it right a way of life that dates back thousands of years. now confronting a chilling reality. it's happening now? >> it's happeng now. >> reporter: climate changein lenearly 5,000 people who live here in utqiagvik, alaska, scrambling to adjust. as the ice slowly melts away. >> it's constantly putting yourse at risk. >> reporter: harry broward is the mayor of the borough.
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he's dealt with the challenges first hand as ang wha captain. >> in terms of the ice, it's not forming as what i ud to. much thinner. we have to be more cognizant oe whe're traveling. >> reporter: so more dangerous? >> more daep >>ter: that's where north slope search and rescue comes in. wow. th arthur dyer is a crew chief. >> our mission tod is going to be observing the shore ice. >> reporter: what kind of rescue missions on the ice?to do out >> out on the icevi we sly have scientists, hunters, and people who come here to visit. h reporter: what might happen that you woulde to go out to s scue somebody on the ice? what situative you had had? >> our main safety concern is the way to the aircraft. as ice gets thinner, it has less
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of a load it can maintain. our limits for an aircraft might drop. we might not be able to bring the aircraft with all the bells and whistles. >> that packed ice isoing to separate from the shore. >> reporter: craig george is orwith shore life management. what has been going t on wi bow head whale population? has it remained stable? >> that's a little counterintuitive. but they've probably fully d now from commercial whaling. >> reporter: folks here rely on fishing and whale hunting for food. and when you consider location, s remote even the simplest thing like milk can be exorbitantly expensive. >> milk was $10 a gallon. >> reporter: l hunterse herman depend on underground ice cellars to keep their meat fresh for the year.
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>> it's just melting. the snow on the floor. th's a concern right there. >> reporter: but with the trth's increasing temperature, that's threatenio spoil their supply. this arctic culture already trsitioning away from one long-held custom. you're the lastusher in utqiagvik. what's that like? >> remarkable sad but true. a lot thought it's easier to keep a snow machine going than a dog. >> reporter: they were literally born to run. >> they love it. >> reporter: i had to dry it out for myself.! wh are you worried about the traditional way of life up here? with the change that's going on, the climate change that's happening? >> i am in a way, because everything is changing and everything's >> reporter: a new normal for a
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community doing its best to hold onto t. >> al, that's just an incrediblt vi that community. you outlined the flooding, erosion, thin ice. what's the most urgent problem for them right now? >> reporter: we, right now it's the ground literally that we're walking on, standingon. the tundra. the permafrost is starting to way. and so that threatens their infrastructure from sewage systems tothe land t they live on and there are some communities along this thousand mile northern s coastline communities are literally on the edge ready to fall into the ocean. so they're really at risk right now. >> all right, al. we'll be checkth you throughout the morning. thanks so much. >> we appreciate you, al. still ahead, a surprising pair of celebrity bffs. snoop dogg and martha stewart u will ope with harry smith coming up after this. cooking show with harry smit
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ing, everybody. i'm meteorologist chuck bell. still bright and sunny out there right now. still plenty chillys well. 30s for most. near 40 for a lucky few. here future weather. the rain chance shifts east. high todayh w the increasing clouds around 51 degrees. chance of getting rain around town today, about 70%. then dry weather for wednesday and thursday. another prey high chance for rain everywhere in the area coming up on >> all right, chuck. thank you. another loc news update for you in 25 minutes. for now, back to the "today" show. have a great d mber? yup. and since it comes with your internet, you can switch wireless carriers, and save hundreds of dollars a year. are you pullin' my leg? nope. you sure you're not pullin' my leg? i think it's your dog. oh it's him. good call. customize each line and choose to pay by the gig or getunlimited. do you guys sell other dogs? now that's simple, easy, awesome. and since xfinity mobile comes with xfinity internet,
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unlikely chemistry ahead of new season of their popular show. >> if snoop will do it, i'll do it. >> i love martha like i love her for real. then we'll sit down with tracy morgan to talk aboutow h his real life experiences led to his show. ♪ ro lexington, kentucky! >> senior trip fm michigan. ♪ >> hi to my friends in spartanburg, south carolina. >> hey, guys. you're in california. >> celebrating our 11th birthday. >> from richmond, virginia. >> happy birthday. richmond's in the house. wee so happy you guys are back with ushi on ts tuesday monday. savannah o assignment.
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craig also on assignment. he spentwi tim steph curry for an exclusive interview that will air tomorrow morning. you don't want to miss lthat. ank at willie geist sitting right here at the table. how about that crowd outside? >> it's a huge crowd out today. and by the w way,rever you're watching, remember to drop us a line. you n record auick hello. you see the my today plaza hashtag to share it. iame on the right day. snoop, martha stewart, and tracy morgan in one hour. we have a lot going on. th 737 max i going to be grounded even longer. boeing says it needs more time to work on the software fix to the glitch belied to have played a role in two overseas crashes. >> reporter: good morning. so boeing was supposed to submit a softwareas upgrade week or maybe even this week. but it now says it will take several more weeks. the faa will then have to conduct a thorough review before approving it. once that happens, the pilots
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who fly the max would need to complete a training program. probably on an ipad. but we're talking about thousands of pilots in t u.s. alone. that will take time. upgrade single software may still not be enough to get the max up in the air again. the a is under tremendous pressure to conduct a complete thorgh review. and it says the plane will not fly until convinced it is safe. and also ethiopia that killed 346 people. investigators believe an anti-stall system on the max ng misfired puthose planes into a nose dive from which the pilots could not recover. meanwhile, other countries said they will decide for whether to allow the max to fly. they will not rely on the faa since it was the to ground the plane. it may not be until late may june at the earliest before the max flies again. back to you. >> all right. tom costello. thank you so much. l ast 19 people were injured overnight during a crost
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pede at a vigil for murdered rapper nipsey hussle. many hadre gathered whee was shot on sunday. rumors of gunfire set off the panic. the lapd officer released a o picture a man believed to be the suspect. ericholder.z posted a video said to be of the actual shootingnd the gunman fleeing. inceit's been eight months sow fa ya sanchez underwent a suessful heart transplant. now she has more energy than ever and she is on a kate s tells us all about it. >> reporter: sophia captud our hearts last summer as she waited r a new one. dancing down the halls of the children's hospital. she made a plea to her favorite singer drake to visit.
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>> please, please, please, please, please, please, please. puppy eyes. please come and see r. >>orter: that video went viral and she got her wisd! >> oh, my go >> you asked me to come. i'm here. >> reporter: days laten bigger news. >> i'm getting a heart? >> reporter: when i met her three weeks after her successful nine-hour operatio sophia was back to feeling like a kid again. tell me what it feels like, if you can, to have a new heart. >> fls great. i feel myself again. like i was before i started getting sick. >> reporter: in february she stopped by the "today" studio. >> i'm going back to gymnastics and my mom wants to sn me u for dance. >> reporter: now sophia is trying something else. >> there's so o manyther people -- >> reporter: a new public service announcement for organ donation. myi'm just so thankful for new heart and just people to be an organ donor. >> reporter: the need is urgent.
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113,000 peoe are on the waiting list nationwide and just one donor can save eight lives. at the presse confere with sophia monday, ralph broke down talking about the sudden death of his son maddox. >> maddox was only 8 when he diedt e already understood what it meant to other people. >> reporter: they donated his lungs, kidney,liver, and cartilage. >> somewhere in this country there's a little boy that's alive because of maddox. >> i take my medicin and will do everything to keep this heart going pip love how it's making me do all this right now. li, i have a bunch of energy to do everything now. i'm just really happy. >> reporter: sophia's been running, even surfing. she still texts drake but won't give up his number to friends. >> they're like can you givee drake's number? yeah, no. >> reporter: for "today," kate snowe, nbc news. >> that's not bad for an 11-year-old to text back and
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forth wit drake. how impressive is she? >> i'm blown away by this little girl. also love the drake thing, hard pass. i don't think so. not ee swt girl. >> she's great. all thright. 's the news. now how about a boost? >> that was kind of a boost but i'll try to give another one. a south carolina mom posted a vide b of ay listening to her daddy reading a book. he recorded it before his first deployment. now he's gone again and they listen to it every single night. >> i love longer than a minute. i love you longer than an hour. i love you like theoney bee buzzing around the flower. >> it's da da oh, she knows that voice. the recble book is called "all the ways i love you." she listens to them every eght. her f lights up every single time. >> i love it. he only does she smile, looks at mom every time. this is great, isn't it, mom? all right. coming up, deborah norville's health scare.
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she reveals she has a viewer to thank for flagging a lump o her neck. his morning, what you should know. plus the odd couple of cooking. martha stewart and snoop dogg. they're together again. and this season their pot luck party has a new twis they told us how they're shaking things up. but first, these messages. they told -we're doing karaoke later, and you're gonna sing. -jamie, this is your house? -i know, it's not much, but it's home. right, kids? -kids? -papa, papa! -[ laughs ] -you didn't tell me your friends were coming. -oh, yeah. -this one is tiny like a child. -yeah, she it oh, riously, it's good to be surrounded by what matters most -- a home andesuto bundle from progrve. -oh, sweetie, ease, play for us. -oh, no, i couldn't. -please. -okay. [ singing in spanish ] -please. -okay. emreplenished,d, fortified. emerge everyday with emergen-c. packed with b vitamins, electrolytes, antioxidants, plus more vitamin c than 10 oranges. why not feel this good every day?
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"inside edition." geday she is undergoing thyroid cancer sur after a viewer spotted a lump on her neck and reached out. "inside edition" host deborah sunorville isly the ones giving the headlines. >> we live in a world of see something, say something. i'm really glad we do. >> reporter: last night she reveal that an eagle eye fan sent her a tip. >> a viewer reached out to say she'd seen something on my neck. it was a lump. >> reporter: a lump that at first didn't concern her doors. >> but i did have it checked out and the doctor saidt was nothing. a thyroid nodule. >> reporter: but recen tests showed things had changed a the nodule was no longer benign. >> the doctor says it's aery localized form of cancer. >> reporter: on her final broadcast before undergoing surg ny today,ville tried to reassure her viewers.
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i'm told no chemo. i'll have surgery and be away for a bit.r: >> reporccording to the american cancer society, thyroid cancer is the most rapidly incrsing cancer in the u.s. and women are three times more likely to develop the disease than m. >> this is "today" on nbc. >> reporter: norville who's also former "today" anchor isn't the only personality contacted by a view who are spotted a life threatening medical condition. in 2013, a fan of "flip or flop" noticed a lump on tareksa el mo neck and reached out to the producer a test showed he had stage 2 ncer. norville is hopeful she'll be back at the anchor desk in no time. >> if you believe in prayer, say one for me andy surgeon and i thank you for much. >> reporter: and we are praying for her for sure. thank goodness for the viewers who say something. it's been a lifesaver for tar
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el moussa. we're hoping for the same f result deborah. we're hoping for a successful surgery and a speedy recory. >> we are, indeed, natalie. thanks so much. we'reng joi now be dr. natalie azar for some help on how you may be able tolyelp far friends. i talked to deborah last night. she said when that viewer pointed it out, she actually went to the mirror and couldn't see it herself. did not -- was not even able to identify it herself. and she kept getting it checked. if you're a person at home andu eel something, how do you know if it's something to be concerned about? well- okay. so right. so the symptoms that would be concerning for somebody would be a lump in the neck, a swelling in theneck. sometimes people can experience pain. they can also experience hoarseness. sometimes difficulty swallowing. to seees it's not eas the changes on yourself because you're so accustomed toooking atyourself. many of these are diagnosed by
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either you noticing something, a doctor noticing something, or somebody pointing it out. >> we were talking a minute ago. i have family history with the thyroid. a lot of people don't know what to lookr. what should people look for? >> the symptoms mentioned, a lump or swelli the majority of people who develop thyroid cancer don't have any known risk factors and there is nos screening thaen recommded f ed recommended. >> she said as we speak this rning, it's outpatient. she hopes to be home later today. we wish her the best. >>hinking about her. thanks, natalie. all right. we're going to throw it back to mr.heroker. in alaska. get a check of the wea. >> reporter: hey, guys. i am actually wearing a traditional parka made by one of te elders here. and in fact,s is a society that reveres its elders. shs and it took about two
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weeks to make this. and this is what they wear. that's why they stay so warm here. let's check your weather, swh yao got. and we are looking right now at i at thisystem. for toda rockies snow into tomorrow. as we head toward the latter part of the week, this system is going to continue moving to the east creating some severe weather possible for the mid-plainsthn sday. wednesday afternoon. and then by thursday, it widens t into the lower mississippi river valley with the possibility of tornadoes. low but could still cause toblems. as tystem moves through, it will bring a lot of wet weather through the southeast and into the lower mid-atlantic states. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> and good morning. i'm storm team meteorologist chuck bell. still a little chilly outside, shining.ast the sun is thap always helps.
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a chance of rain around the about 3:00 this afternoon ending by midnight if not shortly before then. b we'll gok to sunshine for tomorrow. but today, though, with the increasing clouds, we'll have highs lnly in the 50s. and again, showers likely between about 3:00 and 10: p.m. primarily on the i-95 corridor into southern maryland. >> guys, it may bus m 5. i don't care. i'm sweating like a pig in this thing. w it is m. i smell like i've been sleeping with wolves. >> okay. all right. >> that's a good look for you. we'll see you in a minute. anwhile, our snoop correspondent harry smith has joineds here. first a little pop start. >> harry wanted a front row seat to pop start. let's be honest about that. >> i want to be close. >> many starsta png in april fool's day yesterday. here's a couple tha caught our eye. patriots quarterback tom brady, his first-everweet saying i'm
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retiring. in my spare time, i'll be tweeting. an hour later he tweeted again, asking, was this bad joke. i could hear yes being screamed by dan dreyer from long island. >> i fell for it for a split second. >> but then the otheromes from macy williams. last night on the "tonight show" she was asked to reveal about the finale. >> during shooting with thlike, final days were really, g good-byeional say to all of the cast. because when i found out that aria diedin, like, the second episode, i was -- >> what? are you kidding me? that's a spoiler. >> is this live? >> no. >> we can edit that out. >> we can edit it out. don't worry about it. >> okay.
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>> don't worry about it. >> it's fine. it's coo >>et's just start -- can we do applause and i'll go into it. let's talk about -- let's talk about the final season. >> i'm -- >> is she okay? i'll just go. >> april fool's! >> what ppened? have no idea. what was that? is that little girl okay with the pink hair? hoi have no id so. in other news, an instagram post, michelle pfeiffer reminisced about her role of cat woman. of course michael keith man played batman in the film. one of her signature move was cracking of that whip of hers. her weapon of choice. after 27 years, pfeiffer proved she still knows how to worit.
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there she is. recently found this film prop, the whip in her house. decided to take it out for a post. she will be here in studio 1a ne week. look forward to catching up with her. at tt time, a 14-year-old carson daly lived two blocks away from her. >> what? you hear the saying, opposites attract? martha stewart and snoop dogg, they are proving it. they've got incrible chemistry. they've got a terrific cooking show on vh1. >> ghey're reallyd together. surprising dynamic duo lauthhing third season "martha and snoop's pot luck party ng chal" harry smith sat down with them. >> there's a reason i went full bill nye today. think of chemistry. opposites.'t be more what are they in chemistry? are there any possible compounds
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that would make them attractive to one another. we went to los angeles to find out. >> let me hit that. >> reporter: some may see it as a harbinger of the apocalypapoc. he a propof pot. >> welcome to martha and snoop's pot luck party challenge. >> reporter:te marthart and snoop dogg have a television show. >> who can throw the swedish -- >> no sweetist. >> i said if snoop will do it, i'll do it. >> i love her for real. when i see her away from 43, i get jealous when i see other people with her. but then i have to understand, she's martha stewart so she has .o give the rld what they snoop/stewartthe tv courtship began when she invited snoop to be a o guest her show a few years back. >> martha was pioneer as far
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as letting rappers become a pari of d television. because we were not actually accepted. >> they were too odd. >> but we fit right in cooking with martha. seemed like the right space to be in. >> reporter: but snoop is truly smitten by martha during the comedy central roast of justin bieber. >>,o just my final piece of advice is, call me. >> she sat next to me and she stole the show. in that moment i knew i wanted to be alongside this lady for the rest of my l >> reporter: a marriage made in tv heaven. >> believe it. w whent to look sexy -- >> reporter: their show on vh1 is entering their third seas. >> i take off. >> reporter: there's food and fun and a 100 rating on rotten tomatoes. it. oking on shli.keku well, i lik>>e his la back energy i like his outspokenness.
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i like his sense of timing. and i really -- i actually like to watch him coo >> can you smell that? >> calle >> repor you can s the wine in there. >> he's so particular. his little tiny bits ofth and i together. >> reporter: nd when you're working with martha, what do you like best about it? >> like the big sister i never had. being able to correct me teach me, show me how to be better, give me something to aspire to be. we need that in life. >> give her something to shake to. >> reporter: and the audience is getting something more than recipes and rhymes. >> this shows you people can get along, people can love each other no matter where they come from. >> this kin of melds the cultures and gets us all thinking in a similar vain. >> reporter: maybe if we just
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cook t >> cook together, talk together. communicate. they love us on screen soey muc an't get enough of it. >> harry, thank you. new season premieres tomorrow night. >> and guess whoy. up next? tr good morning, everybody. 8:26 now on this tuesday april 2nd. i'm aaron gilchrist. let's get a check on the traffic with melissa mollet. >> still have thissu c between connecticut and mill because of an early morning apartment fire. take georgia avenue instead. laurel is blocked. southbound also seeing delays this morning. the beltway slow in norl spots there. abound 395 and 50 also a bit slow. right. thank you. we'll get a check on the forecast when we come back. stay.
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good morning, everybody. enjoy the sunshine while we have it. temperatures climbing through theea 30s to 40. highs today around 50 degrees. thickening clouds and a likehood of light rain here. keep that in mind. may want to take your umbrella with you o your w out the
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door. >> all right, chuck. thank you. of course you can get the latt ws and weather any time in the nbc washington app. another update here in 25 minutes. r2-d2.
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from nbc's today kathie lee gifford. and seth has issa rae all new tonight. ♪ we are back at we are back on a beautiful inesday g. it's april 2nd, 2019. great to be outside at rockefeller plaza with ahiassive crowdmorning. i think it's the effect.eyer they come for you. >> i'll take credit for it. >> come on over re, everybody! from palm bay, florida, i want you to meet james and eileen. here they are. howyo are nice to see you. u guys are married clowns.
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right? do greatand y balloon art. >> i do. i would like to task you not to put younder pressure. the nbc peacock comes to mind. can you do that? >> it's on. >> i'm going to get balloonsor you. i'll come back and check you out. good to have james and eileen here from florida. we'll check in in a few minutes. one quick second before we go on, there's a cute little baby here. hold on. hi,gabriella. how old is she? >> 17 months. >> she is the sweetest and the .ute i love this family. all right. thanks for coming. love you guys. all right. ,ming it is equal payday. and you want to know what yore -- if you are earning what you're really worth. i think that's a question for a lot of women. ephanie ruhle has great
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advice. so we'll talk to steph in a bit. s> always good to talk to steph. then this a big day for tracy morgan. the second season of his hit sitcom "the last og" premieres tonight. we'll talk to him about that. plus people wait hours in line outside hisurant for his thin crust pizza. if you hang around for a bit to iy, this special chef going to share some of his secrets. and coming up o the third f "today," saving lives. we'll meet a mom w grit. came out of retirement to take on the biggest challenge of her >> awesome. but first we're going to head way up north to they can with mr. roker. >> reporter: hey, guys. you are looking at the dancers.o thee of the ocean. they're perform og one their traditional dances. it's beautiful to watch.
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some of the elders, some of the younger folks, the young drummer back there. let's take a look atour ather as far as our forecast is concerned. thank you very much. you guys were as you look, we've got a chilly start into the northeast -- the southeast, i should say. withny temperaturesere from 5 to 22 degrees below averag but we will see a slow warm-up. those temperatures will start to new york will see warmer weather on wednesday as we move in ath dallas will see temperatures a little cooler. but look at how much warmer everything gets as we move into the latter part of the week. temperaturesng get more seasonal and we like that. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. ight sunshine. look at those beautiful peaking cherry trees around the tidal basin today. have a couple more ds toenjoy them. sunshine for now temperatures in
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the mid-30s to right around 40 degrees. but clouds will thicken up quickly today. there will be a chance for rain showers. we see at about 3:00 afternoon until 100 this evening. we'll be stuck around 50 today. back up into the mid and upper 60s with sunshine tomoow. >> reporter: and that is your latest weather. hoda? >> all right, al. thank you. as we mentioned, today is equal payday. the symbolic date when women's p earnings catch to men's earnings from the previous year. the average woman had to worl of last year plus the first three months o this yearo make the same amount that the average man earned just last . >> so look at it another way, women make 80 cents for every dollar made by men. how do you ask for a raise and get paid whath? you're wo >> we're happy when this one joins us. stephanie ruhle isere with good advice. >> good morning. >> i feel like all of my career d i'm sure a lot of women feel
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this way. made sat next to guys who sometimes double what we've made. and i just -- i wondered if it's getting better. i like it improving at this point? >> slightly. but as dylan said, it's still 80 cents to a man's dollar. even less if you're african-american. even less if you're latina. so we can continue to talk about it or actually do more. and thehing is, you have to be strategic. it's uncomfortable. people don't want to talk about money. they're sweating. but unless we address it, we're not going toake anything different. >> how do you actually do it? i'm thtype of person who it's like, sorry to bother you, but i think i'm working really hard and would like extra money. how do you go into >> no more sorry to bother you. it's prepare yourself. write it do literally make a list. here's what i do from the beginning of w thekday until the end of the workday and arm your boss with that information. because when youit down for that review, for that meeting, you are sweating. but if you are holding that piece of paper that says here's
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what i'm contributing, it may not even be your boss's fault. help them know what you're contributing. and guess what. if you are missing something, then put it out there on the table so you're minimizing the risk saying if i'm not doing this,hat do i need to do to get there? >> you can go in with a piece oe >> without a doubt. it helps get the sweat off your hands. >> there are a lot of women t acro country that have questions. one about what you were talking about. doing your let's listen. >> i'm from virginia. i want to know is o ity to ask hr how much my male counterpart is making? >> good question. >> it absolutely is. t could worst thing t happen is hr will say we're not comfortable with sharing that information. so you don't tven have use hr. you can use online researches like glassdoor. and you can do something we never wano do. talk about it. instead we're hiding in our homes bummed out we're getting underpaid. worried we can't pay our bills. talk to our colleagues and wo ers. >> straight up ask em
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>> why not? at this point, we're giv employ. we're worried we're rocking tbo . get out of the boat, get on dry land, and say what are you gettingaid so we can all do better? >> i am so pumped up right now. >> what's happening now ain't working. >> you're right as usual. all right, steph. thank you so much. coming up next, comedian tracy morgan. he's here to talk about his sitcom "the last og." it's about getting second chances. he knows about that in real life too. but fie t, thi knows a littlmet about that in real life, too. first, this is "toda on nbc.y"
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we are back now at 8:39 with the onend the only tracy morgan. he stars as trey barker in "the st og." in season one weated as he adjusted to life in hisgen gentrified neighborhood.
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>> here's the >> you know i didn't meet the kids until the 4. >> guys at the halfway house got to seehe kids being born. they cut cords. even bobby coached a birth. anyway, please tell me you filmed it w ild love to see my kids being born. >> one of my girlfriends was in the delivery room with a camera but i don't know where that tape is at. >> and tracy joins us now. >> god bless. always good to see you guys. i'm feeling great. >> you look great. we had a great conversation couple of weeks ago at your home talking about the show and how much it reflects your real life. >> it's not just tme. t's people that have contributed to my life and to me as a man and a person. and a standup. like jimmy mack. i called him the last og. because he was the first person i met in show business
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professionally. the very first. he showed t me where land mines with were and how to move the mic stand in the back and use your environment on stage. so i passed that on to the youth. how to do the ristandup t. so that's why i call it -- but not just me. not just my sto k. but peoplew. people i kw. >> you just look at your life- and think i remember after the ax when you first came in here and i remember looking at you saying this guy's going to come back. did you ever imagine it wou be in thisway? you're doing this successful television show. >> well, i got to correct you. i never came back. i just never left. i've always been right i promise you i ain't going to leave you. i'm going to be here until die making you laugh. and telling the i mean that. >> and this show is about second chan r d man, did you get aon sved-yc an anniversary of the wreck that
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took the life of jimmy mack and almost took yours. >> a couple . the drers. >> how how is that reflected in og"? last >> forgiveness. forgiveness and love is the most powerful thing in the universe. rgiveness.bout shay didn't have to let me back in my kids' life. but in that episode when she threw the brick through the car, at the end she was remembering that she l so she forgave me and we moved forward. at's what forgiveness is about. moving forward. and that's why i love thi show. there's a dark premise. don't forget it. it's about crack. it's about prison. but we are color in a dark and that's what it's about. i told you before, this show is not a show about the community. this show is starring the >> in real life, who did you have to forgive in order to be in thisce after everything that's happened to you? >> the driver of the walmart truck. i had to pray to god for that
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type of strength. i knew it was he has a family. and he didn't do nothing to me. he did something for me. i was able to forgive him, it made me a better person. s>> what hat moment -- in what moment did you forgive him? >> i was in the hospital. it was raining. it was about 3:00 in the morning. something came over me with grief and i started crying. bed.sed my eyes in the i didn't know -- i was just saying god give me the strength to forgi him and it was done. 13 months later i was hosting "snl." that's how you able to get your strength. forgiveness is for you to move forward with yr life. if i hadn't done that, i would be bitter m he hurt friends badly. hurt me badly. i would be bitter. so i had to do that. it had to be de. >> we talked about when we were speaking earlier -- also tho who trespass upon you. you must forgive them for they know not what they do. >>our wif megan, we were
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talking about her. >> that's my boo. >> in those early -- >> i leaned on her. me'y you said she was withou holding your hand the whole time. did she help you get to a place where you said my body's going to be all right neo. i can makee laugh. >> yeah. she never -- even days w start feeling sorry for myself, she never gave up o me. she -- she -- you going to do it again. don't worry about it. she's my rock. she's a. ro she don't get moved. she ain't moved. excitable about that stuff. and she's just, this what you here for. then, you know, that's my partner. that's my wife. household. runs that >> i bet she does. >> she does. to deal with me? you got to.
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>> you're always on top of current events. you like to make some fun about some things. jussie smollett has been a big headline. what are tracymorgan's thoughts on him? >> i just thought what he did is wron people could get hurt, youknow? how to -- how chicago police are going to respond to those calls an it junt wus cool. it wasn't an og move. i don't judge nobody, but that rit there wasn't a. you know? that's all i have to say about that. and your friend chris rock over t weekend -- >> i don't care. i don't care.ri did his thing. that's my og. i love that. he inspired me. do your thin do your thing on stage. that's what we here a for. nobodyve a joke. nobody. if you above a joke, then you ain't a part of society. my man dl huguely said that.
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check out that interview with m and steve harvey. he said everyone haso right their opinion. and i value your opinion. but notal more than i mine. point blank. and i'm going to live by that. >> is nhis the tracy or have you always been this way? >> always been this way. first og was my dad. he gave me knowledge of self. i alwaysnow who i am. i'm a 50-year-old man. i don't play them games. i'm good. >> and you also have a star on the hollywood walk of fame. that's not too shabby. >> that is my legacy for my career. but my legacy for my life is my kids. they good pe my daughter, very smart. intelligent. my sons, all three of them, intelligent. and that's my legacy. look at them. they're my reflection. me and they mom. my first wife passed away. then i got a second chance not just at life. but that love with megan.
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so i'm fortunate. i don't believe in luck. if you want luck, go to vegas. go to atlantic city. i'm blessed. oyou ain't got get hit by no truck. you ain't got to get shot. you ain't got to getstabbed. god forbid you just lay down in your bed and not wake up. when he ready to meet you, he going to meet you. love everybody. white, black, female, male, straight, gay. i lovend youin't nothing you can do about it. so let me justt, talk ab you know, gender qualification. bein>> equal. equal pay. yeah. >> when you watched the space shuttle blow up. there were women on board. they went to the bottom of the sea. so they can't get paid what we get paid? they good enough to go to space and good enough to go wn. no. if she qualified, give her the money. i want results in my business. if she happens to be a woman, so give her the money, man. don't make me call the government.
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>> tracy, we love you. >> i love you. mo >> you're the best. >unk thatthank you, honey. >> i'm going to keep it real from the cradle to the grave. that's all i want to do. they at home laughing right now. >> yeah, they ar >> put some cheese in the grits. i'm coming home. fry my some flounder. >> good-bye, tracy. thank you. >> tracy morgan. season two of "the last og" premieres tonight on cbs. it is hilarious as -- on tbs, excuse me. we're back in a mometh. but first is "today" on nbc. >> i'm that cousin that came over.
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with a special smuckers for us. >> that's right. today is national pnut butter and jelly day. let's go ahead and take a spin here. steven and linda. they're celebrating 50 years of marriage this year. they've been making each other laugh since the dayhey met. these are bestnd friends even work at the same place. check out these adorable pups. they keeping each other company and they bring so much love to their family. you can keep those awesome photos coming in. by the way out on the plaza the challenge was to james a balloon maker from florida to make the nbc peacock.ty pret impressive. just saying. >> that's a ten-plus right there. so thank you to james and his wife eileen for coming down to the plaza. if you're in the area, come join us as well. weu don't haveon to make bal animals. 're back in a moment.
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woo! all right. that's about it for this half hour. be sure to check out where you'll find jenna's latest book club pick, the unwinder of the miracle. you can follow along. if you're feeling or overstressed, we have a plan to get you to find the fun. that's all coming up. and today she's dealing with more than your teenage problems. sabrina star, this is aboutth season two oshow. we'll talk a little mad men too. we're trying to get that hasht going. >> we're d woihat we can. >> you know who you should have on? acy morgan. continue the conversation. >> it wou work. all right, guys. that's it. we'll have more after your local
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8:56 is your time now on this tuesday, april 2nd, 2019. good morning, everyone. i'm eun. ya what's going on, melissa? >> still have this csure near connecticut avenue. shut down both ways because of an earlier apartment fire. at mat working there for you.
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more northbound 95 after a crash on the shoulder. delay still hanging around this morning. and laurel near 197. right lane is blocked. left is slow as well. >> all right. thank you. we'll take a break now a check your forecast when we come back. stay. 're really close. super close. but we don't live together anymore. we still do everything together, like stream shows on netflix. we have a system to watch it all at the same time. get ready, so we'll pick up 1,2,3 go. i think i was fastest? that was the same time! and since we're on fios, there's pretty much no lag for any of us. nobody misses anything. nobody misses anything unless they fall asleep. like angel. the best internet is even better with a year of netflix on us. switch now for our best price. only on fios.
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good morning, everybody. sunshine for now. clouds will be thickening up later on into the morning. there's a chance for a few showers this afternoon. temperatur ise, we're in the 30s to around 40 now. you can see that little rain chance about 3:00 today and 10:00 this evening. we'll be back to sunshine tomorrow and the next rain after toy comes on f >> all right, chuck. thank you. get the latest news and teather ane in the nbc washington app. have a g.
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1a in rockefeller plaza, this is the third hour of "today." good morning everyone. welcome to #thirdhourtoday. i'm dylan dreyer. craig is on assignment. he sat down with o of the biggest sports stars on the planet, steph curry. you don't want t to misst interview tomorrow. al, of course, is up in the northern part of the i world. spending a few days in the arctic. he is in alaska. we will check on him in minute. heo seems t be doing okay. a lot of folks wearing blue. i am sure you will notice in the local news ss in your town. we are wearing these pins for autism awareness d


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