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on this equinox. find new roads at your local chevy dealer. good morning.we ekend scorcher. one of the most dangerous heat waves in years. about to get even worse. >> it feels like i'm sitting in a sauna. >> from the midwt to new england, some of the highest temperatures seen in a decade. al's forecast just ahead. >> tensions rising. the pentagon says the u.s. navy s downed an irani -- >> tale of the tape. president trump now saying h tried to stop this rally chant directed at a democratic ma congresswon. >> i didn't like that they did it and i started speaking veryi
qukly. >> straight ahead, what the video from the rally shows about those very moments. >> all that, p >> new protes erupt in puerto ricoovernight with more expected this weekend. lunar lessons. the apollo astronauts weigh in on the importance of that one leap. >> and from memories to maverick. the world gets its first look at the newraers for "cats" and "top gun" today friday, july 19th, 2019. > from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hi, everybody. good mornin nice to have you with us on a friday morning. when i look at some of the numbers we're going to see this weekend in the forecast, i can't believe my eyes.
>> it's going to be crazy hot across much of this country. >> a concern as well. we want to get right to al's what do we have? >> basically,oo we're lng at very toasty temperatures. we'll hear from blayne alexander in a second. 31 states und heat alerts. 153 million people from the southwest all the way to new england and up to the canadian border. the combin heat and humidity, your ability to evaporate heat and sweat is what we see with the heat index. it's going to feel lik 105 in minneapolis, 111 in chicago, 106 in memphis, 108, wichita. then the heat and that heat index moves into the northeast as well. 110 it will feel like in norfolk, 102 in atlantic city. new york city here, 105, same in raleigh. it gets hotter tomorrow. the last time these citiesaw triple digits, chicago was seven years ago. three years ago in d.c. philadelphia, seven years ago. new york, seven years ago as
well. here we go this weekend, look at this, temperatures getting up to near 100degrees. factor in the humidity, and again, it's going to feel like 111 all weekend. washington, d.c. 111 in norfolk, 104 in charleston. the good news is we're going to finally see relief, but it's not going to come until nnnday. mipolis and rapid city monday, you see the cooler air, but it's hot and humid in the east. monday, we'll see cooling in binghamton, pittsburgh, cincinnati,nd a tuesday, everybody is finally at or below average. we have to get through the weekend first. >> there's a lot of red on those maps. and right in the middle of the brutal heat, chicago. and that is where we find nbc's blayne alexander on this friday morning. good morning. >> well, aig, good morning to you. you're absolutely right. the heat wave is hitting full force here in chicago. i can tell you it's certainly warmer today than it was yesterday. expect it to get into the mid
90s but it'see going to like 110 and above. the east coast is really going to feel thi hit t weekend as cities are scrambling to get ready. few are happy about it. miserable. >> and nobody can escape it. >> feels like i'm sitting in a sauna. >> this morning, two thirds of the country, 200 million people, are bathing in a blaze of heat, with temperatures hitting potentially dangerous highs. >> we encourage family members and neighbors to check on seniors. paeicularly those who may b isolated. >> the city of chicago is sending robocalls out to seniors, explaining how to spot signs of heat exhaustion.vy >> heaweating, muscle cramps, feeling weak. take that seriously. get to a cool space. and if you start to have more concerns, call 911. >> the heat is not enough to stop some people fro going out. but only with the proper tools. >> i see you guys are out here working out.
has the heat y gotten to yet? >> a little bit. i started sweating about two minutes into our walk, so yeah. sunscreen on, so it helps. >> more than 100 heat records are on tra to be broken this weekend, and some cities coming close. including new york city. where the mayor has declared a heat emergency and have cancelled sunday's triathlon. but the heat is also bringing out plenty of helping hands. >> you guys want apopsicle? >> yes. >> wawesome. hobout water? >> volunteers in iowa doing their part to keep people cool. >> how are you doing? >> in chicago -- >> we drop off water and i have about 50 fan i bought at walmart. >> jamal cole with my block, my hood, my city, is going door to doorh a special delivery. relief. >> thank you so much. >> have a good day. j >> it was so grateful. i feel so blessed that we still have good people in the community. >> and thisuc morning, m of the region is under an excessive
heat warning. cooling centers are open around the clock, and drink water. overall, probably the best advice. this is probably a good weeke to stay inside. >> amen to that. blayne alexander, thank you. also this morning, fresh tension between washington and ran after the president announced that a u.s. navy ship downed an iranian drone in them le east. today's senior international correspondent keir simmons has the details. good morning. >> good morning.or thisning once again, a war of wards between iran and the white house. iran's revolutionary guard trump's g president claim that an iranian drone was brought down by u.s. forces. the iranian military claiming all its drones are safe. another tense incident in the waters of iran. a u.s. amphibious assault ship encounterin drone, bringing it down with german technology, the president said. >> the boxer took defensive action against an iranian drone,
which had closed into a ve, very near distance,ap oximately 1,000 yards. t >>he escalation coming after aas meed u.s. response to several recent oil tanker incidents in the strait of hormuz. a critical shipping wa rway. uastyesterday, iran's revolutionary g saying it seized a ship, accusing its 12 crew members of smuggling oil. iranian state t reported. and last month, iran shot down an unmanned u. surveillance drone, claiming it eered iranian air space, which the americans dispute. president trump tweeted , we we to retaliat i but he called off the military strike at the last minute. they're described as economic terrorism by its foreign minister whoppeared to offer a nuclear concession this week. a offer falling far short of the u.s. demands, and america contins to bolster its military in the region, sending
hundreds of troops to saudi arabia. the aim, deterrence. the cofear, a lict with iran, with devastating consequences for the entire region. >> keir, obviously, there's the fear of an escalation. what's happening on the diplomatic front? is anybody talking?ll >> savannah, the key qution has always been what is president trump's strategy? efrbs since the president walked away from the iran nuclear deal negotiated bysident obama. the u.s. strategy has been maximum pressure on iran to force a longer term nuclear deal, but since president trump decided not to launch that strike against iran, effectively pulling back from the brink of war, there do appear to be renewed efforts by some on both sides to talk. ain, savannah, there are real hurdles. they're now a long way apart. just one event could spiral into conflict. nyght now, a deal available to washington might look a lot likr ident obama's deal, and
wouldtohe white house sch that? >> keir simmons on the breaking news. th now to that war of words between president trump and the four democratic congresswomen he targeted on twitter and the campaign trail this week. the president now trying to disavow the "send her back" chant that broke out at his wednesday night rally. peter alexander has the latest on this one. good momoing. >> good ing to you. ilhan omar went back to where sh came from last night, her home district in minnesota, where she was greeted with a hero's welcome. it followed president trump disavowing the behavior of his own supporters and claiming tha heried to stop that "send her back" chant despite video that shows otherwise. less than 24 hours after that incendiary chant by trump supporters. punctuating the president's complaints about minnesota congresswiem ilhan omar who fled somalia as a child as a refugee.
>> i'm not happy about when i hear chants like that. >> but that chant was inspired by his wkend tweet, calling on omar and three of her democratic colleagues all american to go back to their home country. the president also falsely claiming he tried to cut off the chant. >> i was not happy when i heard that chant. i didn't like that they d it and i started speaking quickly. >> an assertion contradicted by video of that moment, the president making no effort toe silenche crowd. instead,aiting 13econds until the arena quieted down. >> omar has a history of launching vicious anti-semitic reed. [ chanting send her back ] and she talked about the evil . >> overnight, omar returning to her home state.
greeted by a rousing welcome. another trump target, alexandria ocasio-cortez, blaming the president. >> it is about creing a volatile environment in this country. through violent rhetoric. >> some republicans criticizing the owd. >> the chant was offensive. it's just wron b >>ut the president's re-election campaign is arguing too much attention is eing given to that new chant. comparing it to "lock her up." >> go back to 2016, andcl hilla ton, well, she's still not locked up. it was a rally chant. let's be clear about this. if there's a problem with the ant, will you agree this chant is racist? >> i would say that it does not convey the spirit of the campaign. the president wants to see -- >> is it racist? >> i'm not going to say it's racist. >> you administration from the beginning. what are your sources telling you about what's behind the president backtracking on the chant? >> sources familiar with the conversation tell us republican leaders, some of them senior comfortable with that "send her back" phrase.
told the vice president mike pence they thought the chant was not helpful and should be discouraged. and "the new york times" this morning is reporting that the president's own daughter, ivanka trump, also expressed her discomfort, urging hero father say something about it. craig and savannah. >> peterr, alexande thank you. now to the political turmoil engulfing puerto rico where more protests are expected. this morning, new allegations of public corruption that fueled some of this unrest have surfaced as well. gabe gutierrez is in san juan for us. good morning. >> savannah, good morning. there is still significant security presence here outside the governor's mansion, and volunteers in historic old san juan haveeen frantically trying to repaint graffiti before the next round of vandalism hits. more protests are expted later today. the sixth straight day of demonstrat overnight, more protesters sounded off outside the governor's mansion, bu vi
violen unlike the previous night, when police in riot gear lobbe tear gas. in a written statement, governor ricardo rossello says in part the demonstrations have not gone unnoticed but he's not resigning. i have come forward to face the people of puerto rico and beg for forgiveness. i continue toat reiter that plea, he says. i firmly believe we can restore trust. >> we want ricky to go out of office and we're here to fight for that. >> last week,rt puerico's center for investigative journalism published private group chats that include vulgar and homophobic thcomments. governor has not commented on a new report from the group alleging public corruption involving billions of dollars. but thepiraling political crisis is reopening old wounds, almost two years after hurricane maria, one of thees dead natural disasters in u.s. history. katia owns a coffee shop in old
san juan. its windows were shattered during the protts. >> a lot of us are still recuperating, getting back on our feet after the hurricane, and then to experience this is, i have to say, pre y --yeah, disappointing. challenging and hard. >> businesses in the historic eighborhood are rushing to cleanup. how crucial is the tourism industry to puerto rico? . itser. vital completely vital to the economy and the island. even in old san juan. we see thousands of people every day o feeding inur restaurants, going into our shops. they're expecting a certain standard. >> for the first time this week, a royal caribbean cruise ship de a stop here in juan. >> beautiful, i feel safe. >> despite the hurricane recovery, tourism officials say puerto rico raked in nearly half a billionn dollars i revenue this
year. they hope this latest unrest does not discourage tourists from visiting this island. >> gabe, thank you. hea stopping moments in philadelphia. a man scad down 15 stories on the outside of a high rise in an effort to escape a fire. there he is right there. witnesses say hbb graed on to a chain link fence and railings as he made his way down. other resis were evacuated rsing the stai it only took him about three minutes. once he was on the ground, he was greeting by police before walking away. thankfully, he did not appear to be >> al is back with the rest of the forecast. a busy weekend for you. >> it is, and it's going to be a warm one. we have other weather to talk about across the untry. we're looking at hot, dry weather out west. the same thing, this heat wave in the midsection of they, countr looking at severe storms firing up in the upper midwest. we'll l ik at that the next half hour. plenty of sunshine. we're looking at a lot of
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cool and properly hydrated today, tomorrow, and sunday. heat index tomorrow could be over 110 degrees. >> that's a beautiful suit, by the way. >> thank you. >> y want to be alone? >> coming up, guys, we're goik to tal about the heat wave, and in particular, the hidden toll on workers during weather like this. why some u.p.s. drivers claim their company is putting their health at sk. >> alsoahead, the new streaming wars amid unexpected subscription woes for netflix. what it all means for your business and your viewing options. first, this is "today" we are sist rs. and we jved in together. why alissa and aleah chose fios.
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fulfillmt center. the county council still needs to approve the plan. let's check on your commute and your first 4 traffic. >> silver springs, the inner loop here at georgia avenue, disabled vehicle blocking he left lane. beltway overall does not look bad at this point this morning. probably a little lighter volume than we typically see at this time of day. 66, 95, rolling along nicely. 270 open. if you're going to the beach, i would love to go with yo >> , too. thank you, melissa. today is a weather alert day. check of you.
we're back. it's 7:30, friday morning. 19th of july, 2019. we're just an hour away from giving the folks exactly what they want. an unforgettable citi summer concert, kacey musgraves. i have this one circled on my calendar for a long time. winner.me grammy one of the biggest stars in country music. a great songwriter, and a beautiful singer. i can't wait to hear her. >> a perfectriday concert.ng grammy winni album of the year. we're honored to have her. we start this hour with the check of the headlines. the heat wave scorching about two thirds of the country is about to get worse. officials from the midwest, new england, have declared heat emergencies in anticipation of
soaring temperatures. more than 100 local records are expected t fall over the weekend. city leaders in places like chicago, philadelphia, boston, new york city, are all telling residents to take the extreme heat seriously, encouraging them toedtay in air condition buildings and drink plenty of water. >> a federal judge yesterday ordered jeffreypsin held without bail, siding with prosecutors who argued that he poses a flight risk. the judge called stein, quote, a danger to the community. the defense had proposed a $77 million bail package. epstein faces up to 45 years in prison on allegations he sexually abused dozen of underaged girls from 2002 to 2005. he's pleaded not guilty. >> a video posted on social mediaho s a frightening close call on a new york subway platform. watch as a guy nearly gets swept into moving train after the platform was flooded r byhing waters there. it happened wednesday during the anvere thunderstorms. thankfully, the m was able to stop himself just aew feet
away from the train. transportation officials say the flooding was cause by inadequate drainage from a nearby construction site. >> a qui programming note. on an exclusive interview we'll have for you monday on "today." i had a chance to sit down with the parents of 18-month-old chloe wygan, the little girl who aed earlier this month after falling out of window an a royal caribbean cruise ship. her parents want to share chloe's story and a warning about cruise ship safety. we'll have that full conversation for you monday morning onday." >> now to more on the extreme heat that's felt across much of this country. imagine if you had to go to work, and your office did not have air conditioning. nbc senior investigative correspondent cynthia discovered that's precisely what thousands of u.p.s. workers are dealing with. >> a lot worse than no air conditioning. they say they're struggling especially during sweltering days like this. we talked to u.p.s. oyempls all over the country who tell us something has got to change. >> i am a nurse, and i was
terrifd. >> theresa's husband jim haswo ed for u.p.s. for 15 years. but one dreadfully hot week in august of 2016, she says, he .early lost his life because of the heat blurred.sion was i was seeing stars. i was throwing up. just honestly could not dri that vehicle safely anymore. >> u.p.s. package trucks are not air nditioned. d the cargo area can get blisteringly hot. >> ihs pretty muc like opening up a big oven and walking into it. >> jim ended up in the emergency room. >> wonder what would have happened if you delayed half a day before going to the doctor. yeah. >> he wouldn't have made it. >> you sure of that? >> he would have died. ts blood pressure inhe ff doctor's oice was 70 over 30. >> clint lives in new jersey, but we discovered it's happening all over the country. drivers say there cargo a can
reach temperatures of up to 152 degrees. >> i didn't want to be, you complainer. so i just worked. >> even though you were lightheaded. >> yeah. >> he's not. alone an nbc news analysis ofan feder state data found 107 reports in 23 states of u.p.s. employees being hospitalized for serious heat-related illnesses since 2015. u.p.s. dstlined our reque for an interview, but in a written statement told us this is a small percentage of their workforce, and says that some injuries are caused by workers' personal medical issues. but two former department of labor officials say they believe the actual number of injuries is higher. >> it's clearly a big problem. >> david michaels ran osha, the workers safety agency, for eight years under president obama. >> obviously, americans want their packages delivered but d theyon't want workers to get
hurt. u.p.s. is a large company. they can afford to make sure those workers aren't hurt. >> he admits he was never able to pass a national workplace at rule while he led the agency, but says it needs to happen now. >> if nothing is done, we'll have workers working harder and faster in hotter temperature, more of tm will be hospitalized. >> we spoke to 20 u.p.s. drivers in 11 states who were injured or spoke out about the heat. while many tolds they like retaliation if they complained or took extra breaks. in part because they are constantly monitored. >> the company knows when you have your seat belt on. the company knows how fast you're going. >> u.p.s. told nbc news it believes air conditioning would be ineffective in the trucks. said it encourages its drivers to drinkater and rest. and provides employees extensive training. safety >> it's easy to give that advice, but the employer doesn't say you have time to do it, and
we will penalize you for taking that time. some of them are going to be hospitalized, and sadly, a few of them may even die. >> now,u. s. made nearly $5 billion in profit last year, but says it has not calculated the cost of airon ctioning in its package trucks. they say it would not be effective because the trucks make frequent stops and doors are often open. some experts say there could be other solutions like allowing more time for breaks when r temperaturese to dangerous levels. now, as for jim clink, he's considering retiring early. he knows tha means he'll take a pension cut, but he says he just doesn't know if he can work for the company anymore. >> a lot of people will haves their eye opened by the story. is there anything being done to address this? >> funny you should ask. just last week, congresswoman ju chu from california introduced a bail to mandateo a oesh osha t come up with a bill.
they could visit every company in thisou cry once every 160 years. so he says yeah, congress taking action is really the only way to go. >> osha, the safety and hea administration. thhank you. speaking of the heat, let's get another check of the forecast. al, what you got? >> we are looking at severe weather. a risk of severe weather right now in the upper midwest fromli minneapo to green bay. we expect strong storms, damaging winds. can't rule out a tornado or two. ouinfall ams, anywhere from about 1 to 3 inches of rain, especially as you get from central minnot on into central wisconsin. we have been seeing more heavy rain and downpours. in fact, the last 12 mths from july 2018 to june 2019, wettest all time. in fact, in the last three years, we have set consecutive rainfall records. so we he beeneeing more and more as our climate is changing, we're seeing heavier rain and this corridor from texas to new york city, the rainfall average
20 to 40 inches above average. wett weather coming over the last three years and we don't see any signs of that stopping. 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. you couldn't even buy a raindrop today or tomorrow, thoughio would really want one. temperatures are in the 70s to 80s already. atoday's high, sizzling 98 degrees. heat index around 105 for today. there is an excessive heat wa ing for today andtomorrow. there's the heat index forecast today. around 108, the els-like factor in fredericksburg. and the hot weather isn't going anywhere any soon.at temperures around 100 both days this weekend. >> al, thank you. coming up, an interesting take on the apollo missions and the lirst moonanding 50 years ago. harry smith sng how they changed the astronauts' perspectives on life on earth. also ahead, we're going to he to northern ireland. that's where dylan is steaking in the sights and sounds at the
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when the cost to stream yourfa vorite netflix shows went up $1 a month. $16.premium plan rising to the bad news comes as new competition is gearing up to enter the ring. disney plus launches this fall, backed by its own star power. star wars, marvel, and of course, all the disney animated hits. >> hands down, this is the best day of mylife. le is tech giant a wtting in on the streaming game, too,ith the new apple t plus. stars reese witherspoon, jenn, big bird, and steven spielberg are all putting out shows on the new platform this fall. >> they don't know that we know we know they know. >> friends will still be there for you,ust not on netflix. the cult following will be able to find it on hbo max, which is rolling out next year. joining fan favorites like "game of thrones" and "veep." >> i'm not superstitious but i'm
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did in the '70s. >> doesn't that feel like it's inevitable. you want to save money. so far, that is not happen, but industs are telling us you may see that coming down the pike. netflix is still the global leader. they he the most customers worldwide, and they're expecting a better second half of the year. >> all ght, jo, thank you. >> happy binging. >> yeah, happy binging. >> cats and cruise, the monthly trailers out this morning for two of hollywood's most highly anticipated movies. first, these mes ea i have heart disse, watch what i eat, take statins, but still struggle to lower my ldl bad cholesterol. which means a heart attack or stroke. could strike without warning, pulling me away from everything that matters most. (siren) because with high bad cholesterol, my risk of a heart attack or stroke is real. ♪
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call d.c. police. now, a check on your forecast with storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell. >> yes, indeed, weather day today. excessive heat warning has been issued for all of the news 4 nation. heatno indices this after could be as much as 105 to 110. it will be just as hot tomorrow and sunday. we have a three-day stretch of dangerously high temperatures. you need to limit your strenuous outdoor activities as best you can. afternoon highs, 98 today, and right around 100 degrees bothay saturd and sunday. a slight chance of a shower late sunday, but our next best chance for rain arrives on monthy. cooler wea
>>t's 8:00 on "today." coming up, summer scorcher. heat emergencieshnder way wit two thirds of the country waking up to unbearable temperatures this mornin >> it's miserable. >> officials urging residents to stay indoors. how bad will it get this weekend? al's got thet lates forecast. plus, honoring apollo. harry smith shares his take on how the historic mission to the moon changed our world. just ahead, the lessons we learn leap.from that one giant >> and musgraves moment. grammy-winning singer casey ra musgvers is kicking off your weekend with a leummer concert that will give you butterflie
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we#mytodayplaza. ould love to hear from you. >> let's start, the news at 8:00 and what could be the most dangerous u.s. heat wave in years and it' growingore intense by the hour. let's get right to al who has the latest numbers just in. good morning. >> thanks so much, savannah. you can see, we have a wide swath, 31 states, 173 million people under some sort of heat advisory, watch, or warning. and it stays hot into the weekend. it's the combination of heat any humidihat is so dangerous. it will feel like 110 in st. louis today. 11 in chicago, with an air temperature of98. d.c., 98. with an air temperature of 109, index, i should say. new york city, 111. feels like 112 tomorrow in washingt, d.c. 107 in cincinnati, and moving into sunday, the heat stays on. 107 s-feelke temperature in new york city. 106 in raleigh. thatt cincinnati,103. the relief comes some time sunday in the upper midwest.
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>> we a back at 8:08 with more of our special one giant leap series. celebrating the 50th annivsary of apollo 11. >> this has been really fun. and neil armstrong's first step onto the lunar surface captured the world's imagination 50 years go and forever shaped the apollo astronauts' perspective of earth. harry smith joins us with more on that. they got a view few of us will ever have. >> you think about almos everyo ever been to space has that view. go back to the soviet, the first one to orbit the earth.ke he t about how beautiful the earth was, and one of the soviet officials in cha se of thepace program said, you know, maybe instead of pilot, we should have sent lpoet. take aook. the earliest americans, native americans. used the moon as a calendar. it kept time. the ancient greeks, romans, and egyptians all believed the moon was god.
for as long as we have looked to the heavens, the moon has engaged our imagination. our dreams. >> we choose to go to the moon and do the other things,ot cause they are easy but because they are hard. >> when president kennedy said this, no american had even orbited the earth, yet before the decade was through, this. >> three, two, one. zero. >> going to the mo, the apollo program wouhe require t resources of the most powerful and technologically advanced nation the world had yet witnessed. and a price tag of a then staggering $25 billion. an 18-year-old i know hadust graduated from high school. he watched that summer night and believed anything was possible. the greatest genation had won worlwar, been lifted up by broken enemies and beating the russians to the moon was a darn
big deal a battle won in our long cold war, but it did nothing to heal our broken cities, which were bleeding from riots. and did nothing to stop the u.s. from digging deeper into the trench of despair that was vietnam. 50 years later, our mother earth is burning up from abuse and neglect. those men who left earth's orbit, the apolloastronauts, they learned something from their perch above the planet. they saw what we could not. mike collins was the pilot of the apollo 11 command module. >> i said veryasually one time, hey, houston, i got the world in my window, and that leads me to think we all have the world in our window. we should look at it as a fragile object of great importance tous. we are somewhat responsible for what we see and the good and the bad of what we see. >> neil armstrong once said, it
suddenly struck me that that tinyea pretty and blue was the earth. i put up my thumb and shut one y e,d and my thumb blottet e planet earth. ie didn't feel lik a giant. i feltvery, very small. bi bill, an apollo 8, said they had gone to study the moon, and they had really discovered urthd. he took man's first whole earth picture. >> it was nothing but blackness around it. sure showed that the earth was a very beautul but quite fragile place. >> did we miss something 50 years ago? perhaps the heroic effort requed to get to the moon shouldave been less a tah-dah moment than an aha moment. it proved that imagination, determination, and mey can get big things done, but maybe space is just easier to conquer than our problems here at home. poverty, ineqlity, disease, climate change.
we wonder 50 years ler what big thing could we, should we accomplish now. >> wow,harry, you always put it in perspective. it's easy to romanticize this accomplishment, and why not, it was incredible. >> >> but also the look at the work that is unfinished in this beautiful place. without question. tso, to think of the determination ofhis country, to say this is this thing we want to do, and that as a s peop many pulled together. tens of thousands across the country, and all different kinds of walks of life. remember t t other day? sewing the space suits. mark margaretlt ha, there was no such thing as software. they're inventingcience as they go along in order t achieve this goal. in u.s. dollars, it was about $25 billion back in the day. in today's dollars, probably more like a quarter of a trillion. hat could a quarter of a trillion dollars do now? >> also, just the vision, the daring of it, to say we're going
to do it, not because it's easy but because it's hard. >>ty au. where is our audacity a where is our sense of common purpose? >> we're all touched by all the chnology that wasreated out of that program. >> without question. eve day.day. computershe size of a bread box that our phones are now a million times more powerful than. >> gps. exactly, the laser beam that gets shot to the moon because they left torefl up there. we still use them. >> this whole experience has done nothing to diminish carson's crush on you, harry. he's looking at you -- >> tell me a bedtime story. >> i have the lunar rocks yesterday, you weren't here. when i did the voiceover work, i shut my eyes and it was my best harry smith impression. >> we love having you take us on this journey. >> the fortunate one. >> thank you so much for
reminding us that we're capable of doing big, great things in our country. >> why not? >> thank you, harry. >> my pleasure. >> thanks, uncle hay. these two. what you got, al? >> could you just read the phone book to people in our audience are going, what's a phone book? >> that's true. >> anyway, let's show you what we have happening for wetoday. re looking at this oppressive heat wave. the heat and the humidity making for a very dangerous vetuation. se storms pushing across the midwest and the upper great lakes. the good news is that will bring cooler air by the time we get into early next week. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of thewoods. >> temperatures already aund 80 degrees. e 98high today forecast to with a heat index close to 105 degrees. tomorrow, even warmer. temperatures tomorro close to 100 degrees. heat index tomorrow could be as much as 110 degrees or more. use your nbc washington app, type the word pool i there to
let you know where thest n community pool >> all right. best time of the day, come on. >> i wish iould be as enthusiastic about pop start as harry smith is about the moon. we have a full movie lineup for you today on pop start. we're going to kick things off, we need a little music, appropriate music for our first story. you know what that song means, it's time for "top gun" news. in a surprise move, tom cruise debuted the trailer for the upcoming sequel of "top gun" at comic-con, and needless to say, people fe need, the nd >> you shoul be at least a two-star admiral by now. yet here you are.pt n. why is tha >> it's one of life's mysteries,
>> i mean, come on, it has to get you a little excited. tom known for doing his own stunts, confirmed in an interview with conan o'brien, the flying is real. it was crucial for all thee actors to bble to train in the jets and sustain the gs. they didn't want to re-create all that stuff with computer generatedimagery. everybody was flying., also eagle eyed fans noticed e nod to the character goose in the trailer. they noticed a photo of goose in maverick's locker. we have to wait l next summer when it hits the
theaters. >> u next, cats. we saw a behind the scenes looky featuring tlor swift, idris elba, dame judi dench and more. now the first trailer has been released and we'll give you a it right now on pop stt. ♪ so easy to leave me all alone with the memory ♪ ♪ of m days in the sun ♪ understand what's happening look a new day has begun ♪ >> jennifer hudson singing memori m, one of theost iconic broadway numbers. "cats" hit theaters before christmas, decemberh. any thoughts on "cats."
>> yesterday, it was a little mixed. maybet was the way -- >> it really looks lik cats. >> that's setting the stage. yeah, jennifer hudson sings that song. >> this film stars everybody. leonardo dicaprio, brad pitt,ro margot bbie. they play actors searching for success. they sat down for an interview when they were doi press. they made some shocking confessions. take a look. >> a classic movie you would be sad to admit you have nench seen? >> gone with the wind. >> i have never seen it either. >> are you serious? >> you have an excuse. i don't have an excuse. gone with the wind or sound of music. never seen them. >> i have never seen sound of music. >> what? >> i remember when we did wolf of wall street, you would get angry at me any time i would mention any movie i haven't seen. how have you not seen citizen kane? >> margot robbie went on, she's
never seen sta wars. >> what? >> rlet's quickly go around the atable. what's classic movie you haven't seen? >> i haven't seen casablanca, citizen kane. i >> haven't seen casablanca either. music either. h what? >> no. >> i haven't either. >> i've seen like a couple scenes from it, but i haven't watched it. >> i have never seen the whole sound of music? >> no. >> i'm sorry. >> have you seen dancing in the rain? >> how many godfathers? i have seen one. >> i saw the first two, i didn't see the last. >> gosh, shocking. i can't believe you haven't seen "the sound of music." >> eh. >> eh? >> listen, it was the austrian navy. it's alandlocked country. why do they have a navy? what's the point. >> that's why you haven't seen it? >> youon't get to make that joke unless you have seen it.
>> i'm gng to tel him, no -- >> saving it for 9:00. >> okay. >> the tease for 9:00. once upon a time in hollywood comes out next friday. >> you have to tune in to see the movie al roker has not seen. it will blow your mind. >> when did it come out? >> the 1980s. yeah. >> what is the genre? >> breakfast club? >> i have never seen a brat pack movie. >> what?oo >> i'm t old. >> all right. we should probably go over the pond, i guess. this is right up your alley here. >> love it t historic open championship. dylan dreyer continues to draw the lucky straws here. she's at royal portrush in northern ireland, golf's last major of the season is taking place. how is it looking over there? how is it going? >> well,d morning, guys. my summer of boondoggles continues. it has now taken me to northern ireland. yesterday was day one of the 148th open, or the briti open
as it's called, although never call it that here. it hasn't been held in northern ireaand fory 70 years because of decades of fighting and conflict. some wondered if it would erer rn, but it's back and a record number of spectators are expected this weekend to takethn majestic views as the cliffs meet the sea here at royal portrush and to watch someed incrly difficult lin. the open, golf's oldest tournament, back for its 148th edition. this time, at royal portrush in d.rthern irel it's the first time a major tournament has been played here since 1951. now, it's back. >> rory cilroy. >> with all eyes on northern ireland's own rory mcilroy, hoping to lift the coveted claret jug. despite a rough first round, he's grateful for the love and support of his hometown >> the support i have had not
only this week but every time i tee it up and play is phenomenal. >> it's also a special place for mcilroy, whoet the course record here as a teenager. this is a course you're so familiarouwith. the ce record when you were 16 years old with a 61. if anybody can turn this around, it's you. how are you going to do that going forward? >> i'm just going to have to play better. i'm going to have to drive it better. >>roalkingd this vast link style course isn't easy, but the challenge has its payoffs. >> this is a tough course to walk. but check out the view when you get to the top. the sun reflecting off the rocky coastline, and if you look way over there, that castle is one of the locations for "game of th nes." and just like that, it's pouring. weather is proving to be a factor on the links for me and the fans, but n everyone is complaining. >> it's fun. i enjoy it. i enjoy when it gets ctougher, when the wind blows.
>> brooks koepka, the am and world number one has some help from a local. >> your caddie is actually from this area. so is this kind of his home course? is he giving youhe inside scoop? >> he's come up with a good game plan, obviously being from here, 's played this golf course times.ds o >> and there's plenty of fun, too. the sun is finally out, but the day is over. only one place to go, the 19th hole. off to learnllome ski from these fans. they're glad to see golf's oldest major being played again northern ireland. so another challenge here is what time the players tee off. for example, brooks koepka teed off at 8:03 this morning. far been sunny and dry so today. but rory doesn't tee off until 3:10 this afternoon when thend wind rain are expected again. it seems like all players for up for the challenge in northern ireland. >> we saw your insta post yesterday, hanging out there at the hb. howd was it to hang out at a pub in ireland and because of
the baby, not being able to toss a few back. >> the most crowded pub heren portrush. i got an official pour from this oly who has worked here forever, and i'mng this delicious guinness, freshly poured, and i can't even take a sip, i shouldn't have taken a sip. i mean, i didn't take a sip. >> which? is thank you, dylan. >> i forget. >> are you ex ted. tiger is on the golf course right now, he's got seven holes to play. he has to birdie at least three to stick around f the ekend. that's another story they're watching. speaking of tiger, there's a big documentary film the golf annel is going to premier on sunday. big record is sam snead's record, which is 82 pga tour wins. there's a great film documentary i got a chance to narrate that airs ononday about tiger woods chasing history, and we urng you to watch that on the golf channel if you get a chance on monday night and we'll all be watching rory later today and all the coverage for heopen. >> did you see what he just did, grew up playing golf with tiger
woods. humble brag. >> never won a match. >> carson's had like ten lives that are interesting. we're about to go to the plaza. kacey musgraves is there. ogoing to put a concert after your this is a 4 news "today" news break. >> good morning, everybody. 8:26 now on this friday, july 19th. i'm aaron gilchrist. let's start with a look at the roads with melissa y withr first 4 traffic. >> good morning. alexandria inner loo ramp to northbound route 1, right lane blocked, causing a slowdown. beltway looking pretty good. urbana, northbound 270, debris in the roadway. a load of wood lost by a truck, and 66, westbound after nuttily, right lane blocked. disabled vehicle. >> thank you. today is weather alert day. we'll get a check o
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the scratching out. >> hes. >> listen, can we take a walk? do you mind? you have so many fan there's one lady over here, her name is alicia. she's from little falls, new jersey. some spired by you. sheaught herself how to play guitar. casey, alicia. alicia, kacey. >> how are you? >> i'm good. >> i don't want to put you on the spot, but maybe a little t. >> okay. >> how about that? >> i thought you were going to sing, too. >> no. >> she taught herself how to play guitar. >> that's amazing. >> you know how it goes. the international yodeling champion as a kid, and thenl you get into writing and singing.
alicia, you're well on your way. >> would you mind signing this guitar? down. >> where do you want me to sign it? >> we're going to sign the guitar. we'll send it back to you and 'll make our way up. >> you play a little guitar. could you have pulled that off? >> i'm always impressed when people can do that in o front their favorite star. a lot of nerves there. she did a great job. we'll have a full hal hour with kacey and her music in a moment. >> let's see about your weekend outlook, for tomorrow, dangerous heat. steamy all the way done to the gulf. nshine, hot and dry out west. look for stron firing up around the upp mississip river valley. sunday, sunday, the heatave continues in the east. strong storms make their way into the midmississippi river valley, andhi the western t of the country looking pretty good. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> it is going to be a hot one today. 98 degrees, the forecast high temperature. not much of a breeze. pl ty of heat,haze, and humidity. heat index today could be as much as 105.
tomorrow, even warmer. 100 degrees. the forecast for tomorrow. the record high for tomorrow is 106, so we will not break the record, but the heat itoex rrow will be up around 110 degrees or higher. next ten days, the next three ar miserable. monday is stormy. next week looks >> the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you >> we are just about ready to get this concert started with country superstar kacey musgraves. before she takes the stage, her rise from nashville darling to one of music's biggest >> kacey musgraves is flying high as one of music's brightest stars. ♪ you're my golden hour >> her latest album golden hour skyrocketed to the top of the country charts, making it her third number one album. >> one of the best albums of the year.
>> musgraves winning album of the year at both country music awards shows and the grammys. >> oh, myn'god. i dot even know whaty. her big wins launching her into superstardom, from the cover of magazines to carpet at the me. now, kacey is traveling the globe on her oh, what a world nd tour, a she's bringing her act right here to our citi concert >> ladies and gentlemen, here she is s kacey ♪ born in a hurry always late ♪ haven't been early sincet 88 ♪
♪ texas is hot i can be cold ♪ grandma cried when i pierced my n ♪ good in a glass good on green ♪ putting your u're hands all ov ♪ i'm all right with a slow burn ♪ ♪ taking my time let the world turn ♪ ♪ i'm gonna do it my way it will be all right ♪ ♪ if we burn it down itak t all night ♪ ♪ it's s alow burn yeah
♪ slow ♪ in tennessee the sun's going down ♪ ♪ but in beijing they're heading out to wor ♪ you know the bar down the street don't close for an hour ♪ ♪ we should take a walk and look at all the flowers ♪ because i'm all right with a slow bur ♪ taking my time let the world turn ♪ i'm gonna do it my way it will be all right ♪ ♪ if we burn it down and it takes all night ♪ ♪ it's a ow burn
album of the year. kacey, good morning. >> thank you for having me. >> we're your superfans. you have been here singing a couple times. can you believe this concert crowd? >> this is amazing. y'all woke up early for me. >> bair, probably a lot of people who wanted to see you in concert. maybe it w sol out, but you have good news for them this morning. >> we're adding 5 more dates. the last five dates we're adding, and it will all wrap up in nashville in october, but radio city, we're going to play two nights there. dallas, you know, going back home to texas.ur so be s and hop on the presale. it starts today. >> starts today. okay. >> you have been doing this since you were 8 years old, going back to your roots in texas. what a journey, getting to nashville at 19, to this album. hout do you look back on your career so far? what do you think? >> i'm somebody who takes it one step at a time. i get really excited about what i'm doing then and focus on that andhen check i off and move on to the next thing.
i rarely have time to step back and look at it, but it's been so fun.ov just the everybody has given to me with this music has been amazing. >> speaking of love, how about the six sexy men behind us. >> i love the uniforms, guys. >> all right, carson mentioned earlier that you yodeled. you were the nationalel yoding champion. >> let's not bring that up. >> i wasxplaining to our friend that her music career will take many different paths, as did kacey's. do you write as you >> i've been writing a little bit. it's kind of hard to write on the road because there's so much e ing on, but i have a cou songs i'm excited about and i look forward to jumping into all that again next year. >> what are you going to sing next? >> next i believe is aca song ed weekend.
♪ it's a lo, it's a lo, it's a lonely weekend ♪ it's a lo, it's a lo, it's a neloeely fli wnghoitut nd tuesday was gone you were working late ♪ay ♪ wedne went to hell then thursday kinda had to wait yeah ♪ ♪ friday you were leaving going out of town again ♪ ♪ i should see what's going on only got a couple friends ♪ ♪ it's a lo, it's lo, it's a sonely weekend ♪ it' a lo, it's a lo, it's a f lonelyling without ♪ i guess everybody else is out
tonight ♪ ♪ guess i'm hanging by myself but i don't mind ♪ ♪ it's lo, it's a lo, it's a lonely weekend ♪ ♪ i got a million things to do but i haven't done a single one no ♪ ♪ and if my sister lived in towt i know tha we'd be doing something ♪ i keep looking at my phone putting it back down ♪ ♪ there's a little part of me that's got ther of missing out ♪ ♪ it's lo, it's a lo, it's a lonely weekend hoit's a lo, it's a lo, it's a lonely feeling witut y ♪ i guess everybody else is out to ♪ guess i'm hanging by myself
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go round, and space cowboy. the winner is ha so just for you, take it away, kacey musgraves. ♪ it's not you it's the glow of the party ♪ ♪ the way that you've got me lit up inside ♪ ♪ it's the song that they're playing the words that you're saying ♪ ♪ it never felt so right ♪ and i'm the kind of person who starts getting kda nervous ♪ ♪ when i'm having the time of my li ♪ is there a word for the way that i'm feeling tonight ♪
♪ happy and sad at the same time ♪ ♪ you got me smiling with tears in my eyes ♪ ♪ i never felt so high ♪ no i never been this far off of the ground ♪ ♪ and they say everying that goes up must come down ♪ ♪ but i don't wanna come down ♪ so is there a way to stop all th thinking just keep on drinking ♪ e up se i don't wanna w when they're turning the lights on ♪ ♪ and it turns out theke on me ♪ ♪ because it feels so right
♪ and i'm the kind of person who starts getting kinda nervous when i'mme having the f my li ♪ is there a word for the way that i'm fli ♪ happy and sad at the same time ♪ ♪ you got me smiling with tears in my eyes ♪ ♪ i never felt so high ♪ no i've never t beens far off of the ground ♪ ♪ and they say everything that goes up must come down ♪ ♪ but i don't wanna come down ♪ i don't mind at all no i'm
used to fallen ♪ ♪ i'm comfortable when the sky is gray ♪ ♪ but when everything is perfect i start hiding ♪ ♪ because i know the rain is coming my way my way ♪ because i'm happy and sad at the same time ♪ ♪ you got me smiling with tears in my eyes ♪ ♪ i never felt so high ♪ no i never been this f off of the ground ♪ ♪ everything tt goes up goes up must come down ♪ and i don't wanna come down
♪ > kacey musgraves, the best description of this weather ever. you said -- >> we're basically inside of a big mouth. 're in a mouth. >> a little steamy. a little moist. but youound so good. how great was kacey? >> best part, by the way, you're coming back third hour of "today" for one more performance. ick around for that. >> also, don't rgfoettoday.com/ stories that we know you're going to love. >> well, i'll be drinking my
quila to you tonight about 5:00. e was wonderful to hav you here. >> thank you for having me. >> ladies and gentlemen, one more round of applause for kacey mu [ cheers and applause ] >> the trd hour is straight ahead. right after a check of your local news, your weather. stay cool this wkend.. this is a new 4 "today" news break. >> 8:56 is your time now on this friday, july 19th, 19. goodrning, everyone. i'm eun yang. let's get to a check on your commute with melissa mollet and your first four traffic.g. good mornin >> no issues on the beltway, that's an improvement from earlier. we have something i want to mention. bethesda, westbound greentree, a
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temperatures have already made the mid0s around the washington area. high today expected to reach 98 degrees. even higher temperatures for tomorrow with a high up near 100 degrees. heat index tomorro could be even higher than today. up to 110 or more. here's your nbc washington app to stay ahead of t latest weather. if you're beach bound for the weekend, it's just as hot at the coastline, but at least you'
live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza, this is the third hour of "today." >> tgif. here we go. >> this is the third hour of "today." with sheinelle and craig. of course, dylan is over in northern ireland. it is just as warm tre as it is here. no, not really. we're going to check in with her in just a minute. how about -- >> kacey musgraves? >> -- kacey musgraves. >> what i noticed, out of the crowd, she has the young girls and boys,at wher, but when she performed, i noticed, one, they know every word. two, unlike a lot of artists where e