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everybody. do you swear that you're going to vote for donald trump tomorrow? raise that hand. >> some say he'sagery of a dark time in history. we'll talk to donald trump live as voters go to the polls in four more states today. jury awards erin andrews $55 million in the trial involving a secretly recorded video of her and her hotel room. will a higher court find that excessive and will she see a much smaller amount? just dropping in. a plane makes an unusual landing at an office park on long island, and a lucky father and daughter have a parachute to thank for saving their lives today, tuesday, march 8th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza.
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welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i look at that landing, i guess you'd call it. >> run it again. >> did you know a plane could come with a parachute? >> if you have the option of getting in a plane with a parachute, you take that option. >> absolutely. we'll have more on that in a bit. we want to get to the breaking news out of california overnight. a commuter train derailed. the lead car filled with passengers ending up on its side in a creek. let's go to steve patterson with the story. what can you tell us? >> good morning. passengers say the rain was coming down hard right before the trail derailed. 214 people boarded. thankfully, only nine were injured and just four seriously. everyone is expected to live, but it was a harrowing ride. >> reporter: the commuter train sits partially submerged in the muddy waters of a creek. >> do you know if this is a passenger train or a freight train. >> a passenger train.
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ace train was traveling from san jose to stockton when the first of five cars hit a tree, plunging it into the water. >> i was in the first car that went into the river. >> reporter: passengers describing a harrowing scene. >> it feels unreal. shifted the gravity and we were all panicking. >> reporter: with one woman lying in the mud just under another derailed car hanging off the tracks. >> it was under the mudslide, so we were trying to dig her out while the train was hanging. >> crews had to fight the creek's fast-moving currents and smashindows to pull riders from the partially submerged rail car. >> this is an area that is difficult to get to, to get across the creeks, to get everybody off and into a safe area. >> reporter: passengers who weren't hurt huddled for hours in the dark, in cold, waiting for busses to get them home. >> we knew we were in a remote area, so we knew we had some hiking to do. along the train track. i am grateful it wasn't worse.
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is still partially submerged in the water and no service today, as crews work to make sure the track is safe. matt and savannah? >> steve, thanks very much. now to the presidential race. four states all up for grabs today, including the battlegrounds of michigan and mississippi, on both the republican and democratic sides. donald trump finds himself facing yet another controversy. we'll talk to him live in a moment. first, nbc national correspondent ter alexander is in detroit for us. >> michigan, mississippi, idaho and hawaii get their turn today. no prize bigger than here in michigan. it's the start of an eight-day stretch that could decide the next republican party nominee. >> reporter: marching into mississippi, donald trump again calling on his supporters to pledge their allegiance to trump. >> raise your right hand, everybody. do you swear that you're going to vote for donald trump tomorrow?
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>> reporter: a request he's made twice before. >> should we do the pledge? should we do the pledge? >> reporter: one prominent jewish leader comparing the loyalty gesture from the trump audience to a nazi salute. the a holocaust survivor blasting it as offensive, obnoxious and disgusting. meanwhile, former new york mayor blook bloomberg is saying no to a 2016 run, saying he couldn't win. i believe i could write a number of diverse states, he writes, but not enough to win the electoral college votes necessary to win the presidency. adding, there is a good chance my candidacy could lead to the election of donald trump or ted cruz. that is not a risk i can take in good conscious. still, his deliberations were so serious, the "new york times" reportrt this ad was already in production.
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non-idealogical, finally, a new choice. mike bloomberg, president. >> reporter: trump and his opponents trying to get the others to clear the field. >> marco rubio or john kasich is a vote for donald trump. >> vote for kasich or cruz in florida is a vote for donald trump. i'm the only one that has any chance of beating trump in florida. >> reporter: also new, this recorded phone message from mitt romney on behalf of rubio. >> if we were to choose donald trump as our nominee, i believe the prospects for a safe and prosperous future would be diminished. >> reporter: rubio is narrowing the gap with trump in his home state of florida according to a poll. here in michigan, john kasich is gaining ground over the weekend after last thursday's demolition derby debate. >> i'm going to be the republican nominee, not donald trump.
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be glad to help rubio, cruz or kasich to beat trump. donald trump is still dominating, up 19 points over ted cruz, 20 over rubio. john kasich in fourth right now. up from 50% in december, now 75% of republicans and republican-leaning voters, tell us they believe that trump will be the republican nominee. >> all right. peter alexander, thank you. >> donald trump joins us on the phone right now. mr. trump, goodorning to you. >> good morning. i love that number. >> i had a feeling. >> i will not disappoint them. lieve me. >> i had a feeling you'd like that introduction. negativity is something people hate in a political campaign, but it works. when we look at polling in michigan and in florida that does seem to be tightening, do you think it's a direct result of that scathing takedown by mitt romney and speeches by mitch mcconnell and paul ryan
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from cruz, rubio and superpacs out there? >> i'm the one that can beat hillary clinton and i'll bring jobs back to the country. mitt romney is a failed candidate. he ran one of the worst presidential campaigns in the history of our country and now he wants to be relevant again. it's disgraceful. >> because of the short time you faced the full wrath of all these entities, do you worry that it will stop your momentum at the most crucial time of this campaign? >> i don't know, matt. i mean, i saw some polls yesterday in michigan where i'm 19 and 20 points up. i saw some very, very good polls. i'm still leading in florida against a failed senator. you know, rubio is a failed senator. he doesn't vote. he's got the worst voting record, one of the worst in the history of the united states senate. he does a terrible job and has problems, to put it mildly. and he can't win anywhere. i agree with ted cruz on that. he says this guy just doesn't win anywhere.
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somebody else? but he's doing poorly in florida and if he ran for office in florida right now, he couldn't get elected dogcatcher. he's done such a poor job. >> i'd like to ask you about something you've been doing recently at your rallies, which is having your supporters raise their right hand and say, i pledge to vote for donald trump. as you know, a still image of that at your rallies have gone around the internet and people have been disturbed by the image. in fact, a holocaust survivor says it reminds him of the nazi salute. i wonder how you feel about that comparison and whether it would make you want to perhaps not do it anymore, if people feel that way. >> i think it's ridiculous. we're having such a great time. yesterday, i had 20,000 people in mississippi. i had tremendous crowds in michigan. sometimes, we'll do it f fun. they'll scream at me, do the swear in. do the swear in. they're having such a great time. massive crowds. i get by far the biggest crowds and we're having a good time.
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know it was a problem. we were all -- you know. >> in light of that,, does it make you -- >> almost everybody in the room raises their hand. we're having a good time. i never knew it was a problem. >> i think it's in combination, mr. trump, with the rhetoric you've used on the campaign trail over the last several months, targeting groups like muslims and mexicans, that that evokes images of nazi germany and the scapegoating of jews there back in the 1930s and '40s. >> well, i think that's a big, big stretch. i mean,honestly, matt, we've been having such an amazingng- we've been having rallies that are massive. yesterday in mississippi, two days ago in orlando, we had 25,000 people fill up the stadium. it was incredible. we're having these incredible rallies. considering the subject matter is not so good, because our country is in trouble, big trouble, we are having a great timeme part of this is that.
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up this morning, i'm surprised to hear it. >> does it bother you? >> if it's offensive, i wouldn't do anything wrong with it. but t ey're screaming at me to do it, we want to do it. we'r all having fun. i never thought it was offensive. >> so because you now know that it is offensive to some people, will you say, okay, let's not do this in the future? >> certainly, i'll look into it. i'd like to find out if that's true. i don't want to offend anybody, but i can tell you that it's beenen amazingly received. well received. i will look into that, matt. >> i think that's a fair answer. mr. trump, thank you for your time t ts morning. >> okay. thank you very much. >> thank you. let's bring in chuck todd, nbc's political director, moderator of "meet the press." tell us what we're expecting today. first, let's set the scene with the delegates. >> here's the count now, and it's gotten naow. the weekend victories by ted cruz, he narrowed the gap. puerto rico on sunday gave rubio
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michigan oday and also mississippi. what's interesting about both of them, donald trump should win both by double digits. michigan presidential primary in the past, his anti-trade message, it should play well there. the reagan democrats working. mississippi, alabama and tennessee he won, bordering states. if these are single digit contests, cruz up, maybe kasich, maybe it's a sign what we saw over the weekend that it wasn't a speed bump and anti-trump forces are coalescing. >> these states set the table for a week from today. >> they do. this is what happens if trump wins florida and ohio a week from today. he builds a huge delegate lead, 300 delegates, not enough time for cruz to catch him and he can probably get this thing. if, of course, trump doesn't win, onlnl wins florida or, in this case, as you can see, it's a 200 delegate gap if he wins florida and loses ohio. but if he loses them both.
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this talk aboutut rubio dropping out, it's insane because of the earl vote. if rubio dropped out today, it hands it to donald trump because there's all this vote that's already taken place that's gone to rubio. no way ted cruz could win it. >> bottom line, if trump wants to get the magic 1,237 delegates before the convention, he has to win florida and ohio? >> bth. if he wins both, he needs 50% of all remaining delegates. that's easy because rubio and kasich get out. if he loses, 67%. not going to happen. >> thank you very much. >> thank you, chuck. let's turn to other news. funeral plans have beenen announced for former first lady nancy reagan. she'll be laid to r rt on friday at her husband's presidential library, where preparations are underway. natalie is there once again this morning. good morning. >> good morning to you, matt. while friday's funeral will be invite only, members of the public who want to pay their respects to nancy reagan will have that opportunity tomorrow
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here in repose. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama will be one of around 1,000 vip guests in attendance. staff members at the reagan library said mrs. reagan personally approved all the details. >> the events that are going to unfold in the course of the next three or four days were all approved by mrs. reagan, including who was invited to where she would be laid to rest. >> reporter: long-t-te employees and friends say while they mourn mrs. reagan's's passing, they're comforted by the thought of her being reunited with her ronnie. >> they had such great respect for one another and were fun with each other, laughed and giggled and held hands. they each had a look that they gave one another. >> break a leg. >> no, good luck. >> reporter: flags at many government bldings around the nation remain at half-staff this morning. president obama praised nancy reagan's personal charm and
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>> i had the opportunity to meet ms. reagan once. obviously, she was already advanced i age, but could not have been more gracious and more charming to myself andnd michelle when we first came into office. >> the white house has not yet said whether president obama will be here in attendance joining the first lady at friday's funeral. in terms of security, this is a government facility so it is already staffed 24/7 with guards. but the reagan library is also working with local law enforcement, along #ith, of course, the secret service. >> natalie, thank you very much. new report is prompting concern about pedestrian safety after a big strike in deaths last year. pedestrian deaths surged by an estimated 10% in 2015. this is according to a report by the governors highway safety association. researchers say several factors may be to blame, including more drivers on the roadways and the use of cell phones while
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warmer weather and short erwintererwin ter -- winters may encourage people to walk more. a plane with an unusual landing. surveillance cameras captured the moment single engine plane fell from the sky over the weekend on long island here in new york. a father and daughter were on board the plane was the engine lost power. they deployed the plane's parachute and managed to land it safety next to an industrial building. the pair walked away with only scratches. >> wow. emotional good-bye for peyton manning on lyly announced his retirement from the nfl. he fought back tears in a room full of family, friends and teammates. he said after 18 years, it's the right time to call it a career. >> when i look back at my nfl career, i'll know without a doubt i gave everything i had to help my teams walk away with a win. there were other players who were more talented, but there
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because of that, i have no regrets. >> manning won the league mvp five times. all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns. alsohe winningest starting quarterback in nfl history. matt, i'll hand you a history. >> buckets. i watched yesterday. i was crying. all those moments get me. they do. >> i know. >> ripken running around the stadium at the end of his -- wow, it's just unbelievable. and congratulations to him. >> so well deserved. we've got a lot of severe weather to talk about. some amazing video. this fort collins, the hail coming down. there is a near miss between a couple of tractor trailers coming up. watch this. loses control and boom, that could have been a real mess. the good news is, the hail is dodo there. then we move to texas. here's where we'll be seeing the activity today. heavy lightning. tornadic activity developing.
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more going on this morning. hitch wichita falls, st. anglo, we have thunderstorm watches this afternoon. we have an enhanced risk of severe weather today from antonio. even if we don't get the tornadoes, we may see a straight look at this. corpus christi could be very, very dangerous. heavy rain, damaging winds and hail, which continues on into tomorrow. look at the rainfall amounts. we're talking upwards of 7 to 10 inches of rain. rain could be falling at the rates of 3 inches or more per hour. three-day totals of 15 inches possible. of course, that will cause massive flooding. we're going to be watching this very, very closely. we're going to get to your local
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30 seconds. all right, south florida. we still have some dry air over us. breezy conditions stick around turning windy as the workweek goes along. with the cloud cover in place we're expecting highs to reach into the upper 70s. first alert forecast, breezy. mix of sun and clouds, more in the way of clouds and sunshine. can't isolate going >> that's your latest weather. matt?
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coming up, erin andrews awarded $55 million in that lawsuit over a secretly recorded hotel video. how much of the money will she actually see? fallout over maria sharapova's drug use and who is cutting ties with the tennis
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they said the 29-year-old tried to use candy to get the little girl alone. the crash with a garbage truck off the ramp and landed 125 feet below the highway. now we have the shocking video before the crash. they say he was distracted when he hit the inside wall twice. he surprisingly survived but now faces a careless driving charge. police in miami-dade shooting and killing a dog. they were doing an investigation at that home when one of their officers fired and shot the dog. the dog was t ten to the hospital right away but had to be put down because of the injuries. it's not exactly clear right now whether the dog was attacking that officer. let's look at your forecast for today. >> all right, temperatures in the lower 70s. a mild start to tuesday. 72 in miamam and ft. lauderdale, 71 in homestead and kendall arara. first alert forecast for your tuesday calling for mix of sun and cloos, possibly few more clouds than sunshine with highs reaching in thehe upper 70s and breezy conditions. stick around.
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>> good news, erika. no accidents on major roadways. quite surprising at 7:27. things looking good on i-95, we did have an accidee approaching state road 12. this cleared out. southbound area no issues whatsoever traffic moving just fine on north lanes of palmetto expressway as well. >> thank you, kelly.
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7:30 now on a tuesday morning. it's the 8th day of march, 2016. t-minus six days and counting to a huge concert out on our plaza. you saw coldplay at the ser bowl. next-month-old monday, they'll do their
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a commuter train struck a tree that fell on the track. two cars derailed and one ended up in a creek. >> feels unreal, honestly, because i -- everything was normal. thank god i didn't sleep or anything on the train so i was aware of everything. it just shifted the gravity all of a sudden, and we were all panicking. >> at least nine passengers were injured, four seriously. another pivotal day in the republican race. michigan, hillary clinton and donald trump are leading in the polls. >> donald trump is facing criticism for asking supporters to rai their hands in rallies and pledge their allegiance to him. we talked to mr. trump about that earlier this morning. >> if it's offensive or if anything is wrong with it i wouldn't do it. when i say raise their hands, everything is raising their hands. they scream to me, we want to don't.
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>> he promised he'd look into it and if people are tooffended he'll consider not doing it in the future. sports reporter erin andrews is speaking out after being awarded $55 million in her lawsuit against her convicted stalker and the hotel where he secretly recorded video of her. morgan radford has been covering thisisase from the start. good morning. >> good morning, matt. the defense says they're still unclear whether or not they're going to appeal. meanwhile,ndrews is thanking her supporters, especially those who she saysre also victims. >> reporter: erin andrews cried quietly as she listened to thth verdict. >> 55 million, correct? >> yes. >> reporter: one injury your said off camera she thought the $75 million was too high, but all the jurors thought she deserved something. the defense team said they were surprised and disappointed. in their opinion, andrews didn't meet theheegal requirements for serious mental injury. >> her career skyrocketed.
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all the bench marks that would indicate whether someone had a serious mental injury, from our perspective, did not exist. >> reporter: andrews' attorneys speaking out after the ruling. >> andrews showed phenomenal courage in standing up to the security and privacy. she is a true american hero, and i think we all know it and love her for it. >> reporter: later, she tweeted she was grateful that she could hold accountable those whose job it is to protect everyone's safety, security and privacy. in a statement to the national tennesseea the owners of the hotel said, we are committed to providing a safe and hospital environment for all our guests and employees. on the stand, andrews got emotional a number of times as she retold her story. >> i was justcreaming that i was naked all over the internet
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>> reporter: a juror said andrews' emotional testimony was key in deciding the case. the jury unanimously decided that michael barrett, who took the video and spent 30 months in prison, must pay over 51% and the hotel must pay 49% or $26.75 million. andrews cried and appeared to sign an autograph for one juror. >> do you think celebrity played a role in this? >> i hope not. i hope the jury listened to the proof and wouldn't treat a celebrity differently. >> it's unlikely andrews will see the full amount of money, especially since it was made clear during the trial that barrett doesn't have much to tribute. for the hotel, if they do choose to go forward with the appeals process, andrews won't see any money until the appeals process is over. matt? >> morgan, thank you very much. major sponsors are cutting tieses with tennis superstar maria
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failed a drug test at the australian open this year. willie has this story. >> during monday's news conference, the 28-year-old took full responsibility for the failed tete, saying she didn't know medication she's been taking for years rerently had been added to the banned substance list. >> i made a huge mistake. >> reporter: tennis star maria sharapova stunning the sports world. >> i just failed a test, and i take full responsibility for it. >> reporter: testing positive for meldonium, a drug used to treat heart trouble. sharapova admitting she's been taking it for ten yes. often. i had a deficiency in magnesium. >> reporter: this year on january 1st, the world anti-doping agency added the drug to the banned substance list, citing evidence it's used performance. sharapova said she didn't see the updated lists, taking the
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link for not looking at the changes. >> i can't blame anyone but myself. >> reporter: she's earned $23 million last year just from endorsements. >> it must be really lightweight and stable. >> reporter: overnight, a spokesman for nike telling cnbc, the company is saddened and surprised by the news saying, quote, we decided to suspend our relationship with maria while the investigation continues. we'll monitor the situation. the international tennis federation said she'll be suspended pending the result of the case. many are offering support. one tweeted, hope this gets cleared up, as it seems to be an honest mistake. now, after a series of injuries and stuck in the midst of controversial, sharapova is trying to look ahead. >> i don't want to end my career this way, and i really hope that i will be given another chance
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>> the medication sharapova was taking is not approved by the fda. the national institutes of health say the drug can demonstrate an increase in endurance and improved recovery after exercise. meanwhile, overnight, two more sponsors have annnced they are suspending their relationships with maria sharapova. she's been taking this drug for ten years. she had an irregular ekg, history of diabetes in her family and needed the drug. she didn't know it had been added to the list. >> it was recently added. >> this year. >> hard to know how it'll play out, but isn't it refreshing to hear an athlete stand up there and take full responsibility? saying, it is my mistake and no one else? >> it sounds like an honest mistake. i hope ahe doesn't suffer too badly for it. let's get a check of the weather from al.
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brought to you by ihopihop. come together over breakfast. >> we might have a chance to put weather away for good. high pressure dominating, the return flow bringing up warm air from the gulf. 65 in new york city. nashville, 76. jackson, 68. the next several days, thursday, the big day, 76 in n n york city. 79 in d.c. 73, since nataliecincinnati. further south, 87 in orlando on thursday. auburn, 79. look for 75 inn memphis. there's cool air behind it. even with cool air, look at that, fargo, 65 on friday. 63, ohm mamahaomaha. chicago, 52 on friday. looking good. that's what's going on all righ south florida. we still have some dry air over us but breezy conditions stick around turning windy as the
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with the cloud cover in place we're expecting highs in the upper 70s. for your first alert forecast we're going to keep it breezy. max of sun and clouds, although i'm thinking we'll see more in the way of clouds and sunshine. isolate a light sprinkle or spotty shower as the broo day goes on. tempetures close to >> that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you. coming up, police under fire for this wild chase. were officers wrong to pursue a suspect driving with the hood of the car blocking his view? the woman behind the candidate. a look inside melania's life before donald trump. right after ...you guys finish the reports and i'll get the promo materials. questions? i got a question, where's my omelet!! coming right up, mr. tinsley! um. who's he? until our startup gets on its feet, money is a little bit tight. so i opened an online bed and breakfast. there's supposed to be muffins! these are scones! ok, mr. tinsley. or we can just use fedex ground shipping. they're fast a a can save us money. yeah. let's do that. also i'm gonna ed more towels.
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back at 7:43 with the story of the woman behind the candidate. >> talking about melania trump, who is hoping to be the next first lady of the united states.
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began with big dreams in a small european town. here's keir simmons. >> reporter: former model, perhaps america's next first lady. donald trump's glamorous eastern european wife. >> he would be the best president. >> reporter: grew up here in then cmunist yugoslavia, studying in this classroom with a friend who is now the school dean. she was a shy little girl, she says, calm and kind. she was friendly to everyone. melania had big plans. >> she dreamt about being a model all the time. >> reporter: her father was a salesman. her mom worked in fashion. this is melania, age 7, on the catwalk. later, she was spotted by a photographer. i saw her beautiful eyes and the cheekbones. melania's first photoshoot in this studio. his favorite photo of her. she said what happened next.
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career. >> reporter: she moved to new york, meeting donald trump at a party. she liked his sparkle, marrying trump more than 20 years her senior. later appearing on "cebrity apprentice." >> le to add another $20,000 to the winning team. wife. >> she said from the beginning. you know if you run, you know you're going to win. she said that from day one. melania, thank you, honey. thank you. >> now onhe world stage, melania has had an incredible journey. friends from back home, admiring her progress from a world away. >> inn public, she's very calm, very graceful, nice. it's good. it looks like she's happy. >> keir simmons, nbc news london. >> fascinating. we've seen a lot of her but don't really know a lot about
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pirates outfielder danny ortiz was at the plate, lost control of the bat and flew io the fans. one heroic dad sprung into action. sean cunningham was shielding his son from the bat. cunningham deflected the bat. sent it just over landon's head. only made contact with his shoulder. he's okay. few minor bruises. no problem. father and son are fine. dad wrote this, i was just protecting my son. there wasn't a lot of time to think about it. i just reacted. they were celebrating landon's upcoming birthday. it was his first professional baseball game and one he won't % forget. we'll speak to them live, see how they're doing since their newfound fame. last year, at a yankee game, i used my son jackson from a shield to protect me from t t foul ball. those bats are no joke. >> by the way, i want to point
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a lot of people said, the kid mimit have been playing a videogame. he took a picicre of danny ortiz, the batter, and was sending it to his mom. >> why does it matterr what he was doing? >> good ending. >> poor kid. >> carson, thank yo just ahead, top chef padma lakshmi opens up about the battles does the smell of a freshly bound presentation fill you with optimism? do you love your wireless keyboard more than certain family members? is your success due to a filing system only you understand? does printing from your tablet to your wireless printer give you a jolt of confidence? if so, you may be gearcentric. someone who knows that the right office gear helps you do great things. and there's one place that has it all. office depot officemax. gear up for great. introducing the fusion of exceptional taste with the benefits of our probiotic yogurt.
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. >> announcer: live, nbc 6 south florida news now. >> good tuesday morning to you. i'm sheli munoz. >> i'm eric harryman. the time 7:56. police are saying fernandez who ab ducked her 1-year-old son and fled to texas had help doing that miami police arrested three more people they think are connected. detectives say they knew hernandez had taken the boy to texas t gave officers a different story. investigators say her plan was eventually to vanish to mexico with her son. an alleged child predator
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assault add young girl. they say he targeted a 5-year-old girl monday night in pompano beach apartment complex. the 29-year-old tried to use candy to get her alone. >> over to erika delgado with a look at tuesday forecast. >> temperatures mid to low 70s. 73 in miami. beginning to warm up despite the cloud cover. 72 kekedall, 71 down spot homestead area. good news is we've been rain-free so far. showers over atlantic not holding today. could see a light sprinkle coming in along that east breeze but other than that expecting more clouds and sunshine at least for the morning hours. all rightht let's take a look at the roads now first alert traffic reporter kelly blanco. >> everyone must be excited it's nationalal pancake day. everyone in a good news. no accidents reported. tiup on the palmetto expressway southwest 122nd street broward county i-75 pine boulevard
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ride. thank you so much. we'll be right here with another south florida update in 25 minutes.
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have a great morning. it's 8:00 on "today". coming up, major fertility break through. the first woman in the nation to receive a uterus transplant. >> i prayed that god would allow me the opportunity to experience pregnancy. >> could the revolutionary procedure give hope to thousands of women who were told they
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oh, yeah, yeah then dishing w wh padma. top chef padma lakshmi opens up about fame, family and food. wedding bells will be ringing. >> hello, lovebirds. >e're getting ready to throw a big, fat "today" wedding. the only question, who is getting married? help us select the lucky couple today, tuesday, march 8th, 2016. good to be alive right about now good to be alive right about now >> good morning, ann arbor. we're playing at carnegie hall tonight. >> hello, north carolina! >> good morning from south carolina. >> al roker, we came to see you. >> all the way from minnesota to
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uh-huh, good to be alive good morning, everyby. welcome back to "today". it's tuesday, march 8th, 2016. election day in many states across the country. is this a rolling spring break crowd? feels like it to me. >> can we spin around, being very afraid, there are lots of signs calling for al for president. [ applause ] >> run. >> that's what's called a sure sign of the apocalypse. >> guys, we are enjoying our last few days with our buddy wrangler before he heads off for formal guide dog training. we're planning a big party this thursday to celebrate. there is a way you can help. we'll tell you how in a little bit. first, let's go inside to tamron for the top stories this morning. >> good morning. terrified train passengers found themselves in the water after a commuter train derailed
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at least nine people were hurt, four of them seriously, when a train hit a downed tree 45 miles east ofan francisco. the lead car plunged into a creek, while another car stopped at the water's edge. officials believe heavy rain caused a landslide, pushing the tree on to the tracks. in the race for the white house, both parties have important primaries today in michigan and mississippi. republicans a ao have contests in hawaii and idaho. our new nbc news/surveymonkek poll shows donald trump maintaining his lead nationally, with ted cruz moving into second place ahead of marco rubio. former new york city mayor michael bloomberg decided not to launch an independent campaign, sasang he couldn't get enough electoral college votes to win. donald trump is defending his practice of having supporters at rallies raise their right hand and pledge to vote for him.
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of the antidefamation league say the loyalty gesture resembles a nazi salute. earlier today, trump said he didn't realize it was offending anyone. >> we'll do it for fun. they'll scream a me, do the swear in. do the swear in. i mean, they're having such a great time. massive crowds. i get the biggest crowds and we're having a good time. until this phone call, i didn't know it was a problem. >> trumpmpold matt he'll into possibly ending the practice now that he knows some people are offended. police in south carolina are defending their decision to pursue a shoplifting suspect who led them on a wild chase on monday. the hood of the stolen suv was up and blocking his view. officials say the man swiped merchandise from a videogame store, then assaulted a customer who confronted him. thee man had to be stopped because he was driving with no regard for safety. add insult to injury for a
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after he was hurt, look at this, trainers loaded the midfielder on to the sttcher. opinion seconds, the grip -- oh -- of the rear handle, spilling him to the ground. a teammate carried his buddy off in his arms. >> oh, man. >> that's awesese. at least his friends were there. >what? >> i got it. i got it. >> like the three stooges. >> thanks, tamron. now to a revolutionary procedure that's offering a lot of hope to thousands of women who can't have children. >> this morning, we're meeting the nation's first uterus transplant recipient. janet sham leeanneeshamlian is at the cleveland clinic where the procedure took place. >> this was performed for the first time in united states. it's an organ transplant of the womb.
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getting pregnant because of a uterine-related issue, doctors say this is a game changer. >> reporter: the nation's first uterus transplant to a 26-year-old texas woman who was told she'd never bear children. >> from that moment on, i prayed that god would allow me the opportunity to experience pregnancy. >> reporter: now, for the women diefd identified only as lindsey, a real chance following ground-breaking surgery at the cleveland clinic. a womb of a deceased donor implanted into lindsey, who was born without one. doctors will implant her embryos into the donor organ. unlike other organs, the uterine transplant is temporary. >> the patient can have one to two babies by c-section and then e uterus will be removed. >> as many as 50,000 u.s. women of childbearing age could benefit from the procedure. the clinical trial offering new
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adoptiti or using a surrogate. >> what motivates women with uterine infertility to pursue other options is the experience of carrying the pregnancy. feing the baby grow and develop and of getting to be there for the baby's birth. >> reporter: the procedure was pieoneered insweden. this baby among five born there from uterine transplant. lindsey is the first of ten in the u.s. who willet the transplant. there's a long road ahead. >> what would make it a picture perfect ending? >> the baby. >> reporter: the mother is dreaming of being pregnant, expanding her family. now, thanks to this procedure, a possibility. >> it provided me with a gift that i will never be able to repay. >> lindsey is part of a clinical trial and cleveland clinic is looking for more w wen to be part of it. savannah, what's interesting about this, is unlike most organ transplants, it's just temporary.
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babies, then the uterus is removed because the womanhas to take very strong drugs while she has it in her body. back t you. >> janet, thank you. this is amazing. for more on what it could mean for women facing infertileity issues, let's bring in dr. natalie azar. good morning. >> good morning. >> you have to marvel at the science that allows doctors to do this. but it clearly is not for everybody. this is just for those who -- i mean, if you had had, for example, a hysysrectomy because of a cancer diagnosis or something like that? >> right. >> potentially for them? >> only women who have uterine factor infertility. they're either born without a uterus, they have a damaged uterus, secondary to abnormalities from previous infections or add heengshesionadhesions, or they've had thehe uterus removed. it can affect 3% to 5% of women worldwide. >> this is a long road. >> yes. >> as w saw in janet's piece. >> honestly, from start to
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years. initial procedure starts with doing ibf. you have to have six toembryos, have a suitable donor, have the trantsplant. it has to heal for one year before the embryos are implanted. hopefully, the baby nine months later. it's important to point out that the researchers are stopping short of calling this a grand success. they say the success is not measured by necessarily having performed the transplant. it will be a success once the woman goes through the process, healthy without complications and, of course, a healthy baby is born at the end of it all. then we can say that it was a success. >> by the way, to janet's point, they then remove the trananlanted uterus. >> absolutely. for most women, they'll probably have one to two pregnancies and then remove the uterus because of the fact that the woman has to take the anti-rejection medicines which, of course, long
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so you can always look forward to what's next. it's 8.:12, good time to start trending. how many people as this happened to? you get in a elevator, you're in a hurry and the door doesn't close so you hit the button. >> you do hit the button. >> i can't find which button. you push the button, like that one there, and a lot of people say, it doesn't do anything. they think it's a placebo, that the button isn't actually connected to anything. >> i've always suspected that. >> really? >> like a fake bu@ton, yeah. >> i think you have a window for it to work. >> it's not a placebo, it's a short. the thing just doesn't work. >> they didn't want it to close on anybody. tech insider checked with elevator companies. yeah, they say, theuttons are functional and do work.
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button, what is the fastest way to get the door to close? >> close? >> i iyou forget the button, how else can you get the door to close? >> i don't know. >> wave your hand in front of it and it'll close. if you go into an empty elevator, get inside and then do this, it tends to close faster. >> do it when it's not abouto close. >> do it when carson is not walking? >> okay. we've heard of the bromance. jimmy and justin. ben and matt. cute. carson and wrangler will turn up in this. >> there we are. >> they're good and they also are good for yr health. male friendships -- proven by science -- specifically, researchers at uc berkeley found close male bonding makes men
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increases levels of oxytocin in the brain. that hormone helps people bond during stressful times. completely agree. >> remember when we went fishing, you, me a a willie and the guys went fishing, what a bromance. >> stress free. >> that was actually dangerous. >> we only caught beer. raise your hand if you like to post photos of food online. really? you all do it. some people find it annoying, but according to a new study, it provides at least one benefit. it seems toake your food taste better. study in the journal of consumer marketing. some participants were given red velvet cake. those who photographed the treat perceived it to taste better than those who did not. the thinking , by photographing your food, you're interacting with it. >> building a relationship. >> yeah. that's right. building up anticipation f f what you're about to eat. >> smart.
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>> i'll do it when i'm proud. >> i posted a steak yesterday. i wasn't sure how to tell the doneness and my meat thermometer broke. that's popcorn. ii post constantly. >> steak to get feedback? >> yeah because i was -- >> you were looking for informion on how to tell if it was done? >> eat it. >> it's a cooking community, you know? >> now you're losing me, okay? >> community. it's like the bromance. >> like a food bromance. now to the new celebrity feud waged on twitter and the late star whose personal items are about to hit the auction block. carson? >> we'll start, yup, twitter war between kim kardashian and bette midler. this nude selfie kim posted, joking she had nothing to wear.
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us to see a part of her we've never seen, she'll have to swallow the camera. no response until this tweet overnight. sorry i'm late to the party. i was busy cashing my $80 million video game check and transferring $53 million into our account. bette midler, i really didn't want to bring up how you sent me a gift a while back trying to be a fake friend then come at me. people are joking kim is letting kanye write her tweets. >> seems to be going well, that relationship. next t joan rivers and the news about her estate, personal items belonging to the star will be auctioned off in june. melissa announcing they'll sell more than 200 items, including jules, bob mackie costumes, artworks and more. it'll go to two of joan's favorite charities, one is guide dogs for the blind.
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the auction. >> can you imagine what she'd have to say about ts presidential campaign? she would have had a field day. finally, sarah paulson playing marsha clark. on today's episode of "ellen," sarah talks about meeting marsha. >> it was like seeing someone i'd idolized or had a crush on my whole life. she walked into the restaurant and i started going, ah! she looked around like this was a terrifying experieiee for her. her. >> must have been fun. >> it was like the mole kept moving all over her face in my is that you? oh, now it's on your forehead. >> sarah admitted she had a lot of tequila. that's your pop start, guys. >> me the mole, that's a lot >> thank you. >> al? >> i'm a good surgeon.
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>> frankenstein. anyway -- rry, for those of us of a certain age, and auys. we're looking at a risk of severe weather from corpusp christi up to san antonio, austin and houston. hail likely. a squall line may develop andnd heavy rain. next three days, some areas could pick up to 15 inches of rain. we are going to be looking at flooding possible from little rock all the way down to the gulf. we've also got more rain in the pacific northwest. good news, california getting a break. we still see heavy rain up to northern california, upwards of 7 inches plus over the next several days. we'r all right, south florida, we still have some dry air over us, but breezy conditions stick around, turning windy as the workweek goes along. with the cloud cover in place today we're expecting highs to
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for your first alalt forecast, it will be breezy, more in thee way of clouds than sunshine today, can isolate a sprinkle or shower coming along that breeze as the day goes on. temperatures%remain close to average. again, as you can see, a quiet day in store for, >> that'sour latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you. now, a time for a little love. we're going to throw a big, fat "today" wedding with our sister company universal. >> we narrowed the list down to three couples and we'll letou choose the winning pair. how are you going to decici? hoda is here to help. >> i'll help you out. it all starts with a first date, of course. in my case, it was three first dates. all the viewers get to know our couples. it was awkward being the third wheel. but you be the judge. >> i like everything about her. >> he's one in a billn, and he's the only one for me. >> she has an infectious energy
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took my breath away. >> reporter: i invite our wedding finalists to the big apple for alone time with each other and,um, me. >> hi. >> reporter: first, a rendezvous with john and kaitlin. >> family is a big part of our lives. my mom is 1 of 8 children. my dad is 1 of 8. >> my dad is 1 of 9. >> first time to new york city? >> yeah. >> the plan? >> reporter: put each cououe through a romantic new york challenge. >> we're goi to try to reenact an iconic photo. here's the picture. >> oh, cute! >> remember that? >> my arm should be here. >> your hips a little up. one more thing. if it blows off, don't sweat it.
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go! okay, are you kiddinin >> perfect. >> another victory. >> what do you love the most about kaitlin? >> her heart. she changes everybody's day for the better. >> you're a magical couple. it was so fun. good luck, all right? >> i love you more than anything in the universe. will you marry me? >> oh, my gosh. >> she's a pre-k teacher and i work with special needs individuals. i really like how our ability to care for other people brought us together. >> hey. >> david and lara. >> hi. >> reporter: they're foodies and i bring them t one of new york's sweetest spots, magnolia bakery. she's the queen of decorating. >> nice to meet you. >> ever touch a pastry bag before? >> actually, no. >> reporter: after a lesson, we
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cake, to see how they collaborate under pressure. >> go! >> doing a letter. >> flowers, pink, right? >> yeah. >> how do you do it again? make a heart while you do that. >> two minutes left! >> suspense. >> might have overdone it with the sprinkles. >> i like it. >> somebody is driving the bus and her name is lara. >> she always does. >> reporter: lara and david design a masterpiece. >> am i feeding you? >2 one thing i love to do is everybody. if i can show everybody how much i love her, what better way than to do it on the "toda show? >> reporter: before it gets too steamy, hoda out. >> a man wants to be with a woman who reminds him of his mother and i never met anyone who came close. megan weaver, will you cary me-- marry me? >> yes. my mom passed away but always
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megan reminded me of all of that. >> hello, lovebirds. >> reporter: nothing more romantic than a new yoror horse and buggy ride for three. >> let's rock and roll. >> yeah. >> bye! >> this is one of e nicest uber rides. >> reporter: before we get too cozy, it's time for the final lovers' challenge. >> john, give me a song. i respond to every single love got me open on your love wanna give you so much there you go. >> oh, my gosh. that was awesome. this is not a one-way street. rwo-way street. >> sing it with me. fantasy, baby give my something >> what should we sing together? love and marriage love and marriage >> when did you fall in love?
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but -- and that sounds creepy. i just knew she was the one. >> when did you fall in love? >> when i got the butterfullyly feelings and realized it was alwaysysim causing it. that was it. >> that was it. >> i fell for all three couples. the question is, who willou get to meet live on thursday? they're all sweet, right? >> yeah. all thecouples. >> if we throw a wedding for the last couple, are you going t stand between them as they take their vows? >> my job is to be the body blocker. >> maybe you can marry them. you're ordained, aren't you? >> i officiated a wedding in minnesota. >> there you go. >> can you do it in other states? >> we can make it happen. >> we can go online and get you anything. >> we can't wait to throw these people a beautiful wedding at the rainbow room and we need your help planning the big day. first task, picking your favorite couple. >> thiis going to be hard. let's run through it again.
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couple two, megan and john from los angeles. that's who you went on the horse ridewith. couple three, lara and david from new york city. if you want to cast your vote, go to today.com/weddings. you have until friday at 8:30 a.m. eastern time. our coues will be here live to find out who will be getting married here on "today". >> cool. >> so sweet. >> vote more than once? >> let's go over to carson. >> will and padma. good morning to you. i'mheli muniz. >> and i'm eric harryman. your time is 8:26. earlier this rning we interviewed donald trump live on nbc 6 today. it was an exclusive with us. >> we talked to him about everything from his rivals to what his nextxt step would be in relations with cuba. >> who would ever think a thing
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so this is really a breakdown in government, and got to get it fixed. they've got to make sure it gets fixed rapidly and people aren't drinking it. it's very toxic. it's a horrible thing. >> so obviously there he was responding to a question about flint, michigan, and the watter crisis with lead ccntamination. we asked him specific questions about florida and senator marco rubio as well. you can watch that entire exclusive interview on our nbc 6 news and weather app. and the shocking video that showed the moment a garbage truck flew off i-95 and landed 100 feet below. investigators say the driver was distracted when he hit the inside wall twice. he survived but faces a careless driving charge. right now i-95 southbound, approaching northwest 96th street you'll have one of your lanes blocked because of police activity.
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you know what? new york city, beautiful temperatures, nice people in the crowd. tamron running for office. she's catching babies. >> this baby is adorable. this little baby is a cutie-pie. >> really cute. >> we'll talk to padma lakshmi about her memoir. look at her. >> there are laws. >> i know. her parents are like, don't take her. i don't know how to hand her back. i know receiving is eaea. >> you can take the baby. >> i'll help you out, tamron. also coming up, we have acting royalty in the house. helen mirren is here. her latest role is a military thriller. we'll get to her in a a minute. also completing our trifecta of big stars -- and babies today -- will arnett. he's no baby. that's a man, telling us about his netflix show. first, al, you've done it all this morning.
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>> like a "seinfeld," now know how to take the reservation, you can't keep the reservation. right now for today, we've got an enhanced risk of strong storms in southern texas, development of long storms. watching this. we'll keep an eye on that. heavy rain in the pacific northwest. east coast, lots of sunshine. warmer than usual temperatures. tomorrow, the temperatures, bam, record highs along the eastern seaboard. look for a risk of strong storms through the lower gulf coast. showers and snow into the pacific northwest. east coast is going to be the place to be for tomorrow. that's what's going on around the country. here all right, south florida, we still have some dry air over us, but breezy condions stick around, turning windy as the workweek goes along. with the cloud cover in place today we're expecting highs to be reaching into the upper 70s. for your first alert forecast, it will be breezy, more in the way of clouds than sunshine today, can isolate a sprinkle or shower coming along that breeze as the day goes on.
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average. gain, as you can see, a quiet day in store for, but remember, breezy conditions all day. >> that is your latest weather. mr. daly? >> announcnc: good luck wrangler is sponsored by iams. good for life. >> all right, guys, it's hard to beeve but it's been over a year since we've rolled out the red carpet for our puppy with a purpose, wrangler. this thursday, he'll be going to the next step of his formal guide dog training. you can see the pictures there. we've ha great moments. look at some of wrangler's style. in honorf his few days, we're asking you to use the #we love wrangler. send us a picture of your pet. for every onene shared, we'll collect food and iams will donate to guiding eyes for the blind. including up to 30,000 of your posts. already in addition to $25,000
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guide eyes. i'm going to tweet out my we love wrangler picture. thursday, we'll have our big party for our buddy wrangler. matt? >> carson, thank you very much. we're here with padma lakshmi. people know her on bravo's "top chef," but it's only one chapter of her life. she opens up in her memoir called "love, loss and what we ate." good to have you here. >> goodd morning. >> it's revealing, honest -- i read the whole book -- romantic, mouth watering all at once. this took a long time. >> it took over four years to write. i didn't start out writing a memoir memo. it was a book about healthy eating, with the idea of being very frank and using the details of my own life to illustrate philosophies i had about food. it turned into this. >> let's take the words of the title separately and start with love. you write a lot about salman rushdie and your relationship
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he swept you off your feet with his words and his intellect. the relationship soured pretty quickly. >> i wouldn't say pretty quickly. i was with salman for eight years. at the time, that's half my adult life, you know. it was a wonderful relationship. like any marriage, it had its ups and downs. i think also, we were dealing with another issue, which i had no idea about at the time, which was endometriosis. >> you write, he was everything i wasn't. he was a lot of wt i wanted to be. but you sum it up at the end by saying, ion't regret one day i spent with him, nor did i leave a moment too soon. >> i do say that. i mean, at the time, i really needed to take care of my health. i couldn't take care of my health and get well and also take care of my marriage. i did the best i could. by the way, i think salman did the best he could. there was a lot of love there.
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>> you mentioned health problele. for a long period in your life, you knew something was wrong with you, and you finally found out, as y/u mention, endometriosis. it impacted your life@ enormous enormously. >> from the time i was 13 till the time i was diagnosed, i missed 25% of my life. i'i' sitting here, and i'veost six years of my life, babacally, to this illness. i think many, many women go through this. endometriosis is something that all women. a lot of women have it. lena dunham was just rushed to the hospital with it. >> in constant pain for a long time. >> it's very debilitating. it starts in adolescence, which is a tender time, and no one wants to talk about it. >> you didn't think you could
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2009, which was wonderful, but you wrote, the press wouldn't stop harping on the fact i hadn't reveal td the name of the father of the child. you said you didn't know the paternity yourself. you were involved with two men. >> yes, i was. probably wasn't the best choice, but it was the choice i made at the time. i didn't want t tbe in a serious relationship. i was still really hurting from my divorce. i probably spouldn't have been with anybody and taken the time i needed for myself, but i was presented with two very different, very interesting men. you know, men do it all the time. i chose to doit. i was open with the men involved. i'm going to own my history. that's what i did. >> one of the things i learned, i've known you for a long time from this show, i look at you and think, how could she be anything but incredibly confident? you write a lot in this book about insecurity. >> yeah. >> not feeling as if you fit in
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here in the united states, and evenenhen you married salman rushdie, you weren't really sure you fit in with his intellectual group. >> sure. i always was shuttling back and forth between two cultures. i think that's true of many immigrants in this country. the book for me is really about an immigrant's story. it's talking about my story in that land. also, when you're brown in a white culture, that adds a layer to it. especially when you're in front of a camera, whenou're a woman -- >> right. >> -- and when you're in the fashion business. >> you write so descriptively about life where you were growing up. you use words that make you feel the heat, and you can almost smell what's going on around. you also write incredibly descriptively about food. there are sometimes when you're telling a personal story and you switch into aecipe and i think --think think, man, that sounds good.
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>> i've done my job. it's also a food memoir. i grew up love ging fischer and other writers l@ke that. i wanted to write a book about my life and food is about my life. it's about climbing my mother's kitchen to get the pickle jar. or trying to steal the candy when i wasn't supposed t t have it. i think we all have these memories. >> the book, again, i i "love, loss and what we ate." i really enjoyed it. >> thank you. >> padma, great to have you here. >> i'm so excited to be he. >> it's a pleasure. she'll be back in our next hour. also, catch her thursday night on the two-part season finale of "top chef" on bravo. up next, the legendary helen mirren lights up studio 1a. first, this is "today" on nbc. served with sirloin steak. saut\ fresh zucchini, squash and tomatoes.3 it's sure to be a family favorite.
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oscar, emmy and tony winner helen mirren has graced the screen more than five decades. in "eye in the sky," she plays a militaryolonel in charge of a drone operation to capture terrorists. with lives at stake, she faces agonizing decisions. >> two suicide bombers and three high value individuals in the house. >> you want them off your list, but the rules you're operating under is to capture, not a killl scenario. now, i think it would be wise t refer out. >> are you telejng me that or just debating with me? >> to@ refer up. >> mm-hmm. >> i am telling you. >> helen mirren, good morning. >> good morning. >> you don't like watching yourself? >> oh, no, no, no. also, camouflage is not the most attractive outfit, but they're comfortable to wear so that's fan fantastic.
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i find itnteresting because this is about drone warfare. >> absolutely. >> it's about aritical decision that you have to make as a colonel and whether to order a strike that would have civilian casualties. there's gray area all over this movie. >> as there is in war. >> ambiguity. >> there always is in war. no matter what weapons are used, there is always gray areas. right from when they were charging into villages with sabers and horses. you know, the truth is, war is never the nice, clean-cut, clear, these are the good guys, these are the bad guys and,ou know, we just do what the job is, sort of thing. it's always full of moral ambiguity, and that's very much what this film is about. you know, it's interesting that suddenly, in the last week even, the whole issue of really what drone warfare is has suddenly
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the realization. >> it still brings in all the varying points of view. as i said, you play a colonel. this role was originally written for a ma >> it was. it was. you know, i have such love and respect for those women who went into the military in the '60s, and their incredible courage. it was difficult in those days. but they did do that, and because of that, i get to play this role now. >> did you do anything differently? i mean, did that change the part? the fact that you are a woman. or did you just say, i'm going to playy it as written, and the fact i'm a woman is neither here nor there. >> absolutely, i played it as written. but i think the fact that i'm a woman brings into relief, in a more concentrated way for the audience, this particular kind of moral, you know, decision, which is around a child, basically. i think having woman there -- and i think it really concentrates the mind in the sense of these decisions he to
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they have to be made. maybe we're going to be facing a female president in this country who will have to make those simir decisions. >> interesting film. you always h he a lot to say. i recently read an article in which you said that -- talking about style -- in a perfect world, iould wear an 18th century costume all the time, big skirts and huge wigs and everything. i think it's marvelous. but really? what about sweat pants? >> well, we have the sweatpants at home, of course. talking about public, youou know. >> you talked a lot about the loss of privacy in our modern era, with the internet and all those k kds of issues. do you ever think, gosh, what would it have been like if social media wasas here when i was coming up? >> i'm relieved there wasn't, really. but maybe that's part of my age. the reality is, the young people
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that is their world, in the same way it was my world to, you know, switch a light on and the electricity, and the light came on. my grandparents' worlrl it was not their world. they didn't have a light switch. so i took that completely for granted. the fact that the drinking water would come out of thetap, which it doesn't in flint and that's one of the greatest disgraces of our modern age, but we take thingsor granted in the way that young people do. that is their world. they'll swim in it like fish and find their way of translating it into the world around them. >> always interesting questions ponder. this movie pondering deep questions, as well. dame helen mirren, thank you for being here. "eye in the sky yts" opens on iday. will arnett is here, with a
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first, this is "today" on nbc. we're back at 8:48 with will arnett. he's k kwn for great roles in some of television's most popular comedies including "30 rock" and "arrested development." he takes a dramatic turn in his new netflix series, "flaked." take a look. >> what can i do for h@lp? >> she's looking for places in mar vista. >> du, that's no good. >> other side of lincoln. you'll never see her. >> i already feel like i'm losing her. >> plenty of time to lose her. first, you have to get her. >> will, good to see you. >> nice to see you. >> it's tempting to try to put a show into a genre. is it a comedy, is it a dark comedy, a dramedy, which i know you don't like. >> i don't like the term. >> how do you describe the show? >> a 30-minute netflix show. >> that's it? >> that's it. you know, we don't make a decision in life, or we're not given the choice, to -- like
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today is going to be a drama. every day is everything at once. >> i like how you described it. you and your writing partner almost view this as an independent film played out over eight episodes. >> that's right. mark chappell and iapproached it from moment one. we knew how people would consume it, on netflix, potentially watching more than one episode at a time and wouldn't wait seven days with cliff hangars. >> you do basically everything on the show. is that liberating or can it also be a little frightening, that it's all on you? >> it's both. it starts out as liberating, and then it ends up being very frightening. so you kind of -- it runs the gamut. it feels great to be able to take control and see out a vision, but then, of course, if it doesn't work, you know, if it fails, the it's mark's fault, my partner. >> you can always blame somebody
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>> sure. >> chip is kind of a self-help guru, the whole venice, california thing. what else do we need to know about him? >> he's a big fish in small pond. he created this persona of himself. the show is about creating yourauthenticity what's the face we put out to the world, and what's the face we look at in themirror, and how great is the divide between those two? >> we also learn something abo him in the first episode. he has a drinking issue. >> yeah. >> as a matter of fact, more dramatically than that, he's actually killed someone in an accident. >> mm-hmm. >> that gets me back to, are we pure drama here, or can therere be some way to mind lapsese in the story line? >> i think we wanted to -- the show to move and have a comedic element, in that the characters interact with each other in a comedic way, but there is a real story there.
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do in ourpreal lives, we try to use the comedy to obscure the ama. that's how we approach it. >> you seem to be having a lot of fun these days. >> yeah. >> you're getting to do an awful lot of different things. my kids, they better be at school but if they were home watching now, one would probably be going, that voice sounds very miliar. >> yeah. >> he's a lego fan. >> yeah. >> you played batman. >> batman the lego. we're making the legoo batman movie, which is coming out next year which is really fun. then the sequel, as well, to the "lego" movie. >> people say you strike while the iron i hot. anything you're not getting a chance to do? is there a bucket list item? >> i'm considering a late run for the white house. >> really? >> yeah. >> you might want to hurry. >> like ted crcr, i was born in canada. >> you need to jump in. no more sitting on the bench. will arnett, good to see you. >> you, too. >> the full season of "flaked" will be available on netflix starting march 11th.
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this is "today" on nbc. 8:54. we're back. it's a great time to find out who is celebrating a birthday. >> always a good time. want to celebrate the remarkable folks from all acrossshe country. as we start it out, ms. ruth weiseman from indiana. 100 years old.
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face. happen by 100th to edward marcos of new york. reaching the ranks of master sergeant during world war ii. we salute your service. thank you so much. mr. brickens of baton rouge, louisiana. 100 years old today. after he retired as full-time aching, he worked as a substitute until 94 years old. god bless. jes jessie green from columbusus ohio, enjoying playing bingo with friends. rose cata arkscafazza says the secret to longevity, spaghetti. angue does his own home repairs. can youome over? i have a squeaky door. if you know somebody who is celebrating a milestone birthday or anniversary of 75 years or
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go to today.com/celebrate. don't forget to send a photo in, as well. >> substitute teacher. want to go to war? we'll go to war. did you see that? >> google it. hilarious. >> i have a lot of things to google after today. >> i know. >> what's coming up next? >> tyne daly joins us and padma
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>> and i'm eric harryman. the time is 8:56. earlier this morning we interviewed donald trump live as an nbc 6 today exclusive. >> we talked to him about everything from what his nextxt step might be in relsations like cuba to rivals like marco rubio. >> he's been a horrible representative of the people of florida and doesn't get much worse. he never shows up to vote, practically. he's got the worst voting record in many, many years in the u.s. senate. >> marco rubio will be able to respond to this.% he'll be talking with nbc 6 later today. a quick check o your forecast. let's get you over to erika delgado with a closer look. >> all right, sfl sfl, we're dealing withh breezy conditions, wind out of the east-southeast up to 15 miles per hour, gusting as high as 20 to 25 miles per hour. you can see the camera is shaking and already risk of rip currents along atlantic beach currents, a mean threat for today. for your first alert forecast calling for temperatures reaching into the upper 70s, breezy conditions all y.
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kelly. >> good morning, south florida. i-95 northbound, take a look at your screen. emergency crews are blocking the express lanes northbound on i-95 and ives dairy road. left lane blocked off and express lanes shut down northbound because of an earlier jury accident.
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595, this morning on "today's take," tina fey is here, and on the front lines of a dark comedy called "whiskey tango foxtrot." then the bomb shell confessions by tennis star maria sharapova that shocked the tennis world. and padma lakshmi dishes on life, loss and love, coming up next. >> announcer: from nbc news,
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roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today". 2016. i've got to say, it's spring beautiful. new york city. >> 70s tomorrow. >> 73 according to my thing here. 73 the next day, yeah. this thing right here. natalie is on assignment. going back. >> willie tolde to wakeup, which i'm not sleeping. we've been up for hours now, but this will get you going. >> any reason for it? i have no complat. i love this song. >> it's one of the songs when i'm in the gym, the few times i go, or if i need to, you know, get a little energy, it gets you going. >> missy is back on the scene. >> she is. >> good to have her back. >> fun person to follow on twitter is missy elliott. she sends out great clips of dancers, just killing it. especially now we're coming into wedding season, graduation season, you're likely to be invited to a party.
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account and get one good move that you can bust out. >> most people aren't really -- >> try it in the mirror first. >> get second opinions. >> never hurt anybody to try. >> remember will smith? this is where you live. if you want to be a little greater than there -- >> rarely works out. >> for those of you who want to learn, go to missy elliott's. there you go. >> great show. padma is here. tyne daly is here. tina fey we'll talk to in a few minutes. a jury awarded sports reporter erin andrews $55 million. the jury found a nude video filmed of andrews in 2008 at the national marriott at vanderbilt did cause her emotional distss, as she claimed, and both the stalker who took it and the hot are to blame. the man who filmed the video is responsible for 51% of the money, or over $28 llion.
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franchise must pay for the rest, about $27 million. erin releasing a statement saying she was honored by the support from victims around the world. their outreach helped he stand up and hold accountable those whose job it is to protect everyone's privacy and security. owners of the hotel sd they were committed to providing a safe and house pillspitable environment for guests and employees. i guess the number, $55 million, is what jumps out. >his guy, he doesn't have any money. in fact, he's reportedly said it was part of the reason he did it, to try to sell. savannah is a lawyer and talked about how it works through the legall system. it's a voice for anyone who felt victimized and known. my heart was broken when erin
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college girls saying, i want to be like erin andrews except for that onn her part. it's devastating. to have your parents there, you're cryiyi, and everyone has seen it and people have gone back, over and over. whether she gets money or not, she's got the victory of saying, i will not allow someone to make me a victim. >> yup. >> so powerful there. >> you know, none of us can understand or appreciate what it would be like to have been exposed publicly that way. >> so sad. >> hope she can move forward. another story we're talking about, and whether or not maria sharapova can move forward. this bomb shell yesterday. she openly admitted that she failed a drug test before the australian open back in january. now, she says that she tested positive for meldonium. meldoniu >> it's a drug apparently used to treat heart trouble. it's not approved by the fda, a
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it hasn't always been banned, but just this past january was placed on the list. here's what she had to say. >> i made a huge mistake. i did fail the test, and i take full responsibility for it. i can't blame anyone for it but myself. no matter who i'm working with. i don't want to end my career this way, and i reall hope that i will be given another chance to play this game. >> sharapova said she'd been taking it for ten years and she was getting sick a lot, getting the flu every couple months. she said she didn't look at the updated banned substances list, taking the blame for not viewing an e-mail link that g gs out to all the players. she's been the higigst paid female tennis athlete for more than a decade, eararng around $23 million. i'm curious about thehe reaction from some of her endorsers. like nike. people have been praising her, saying an athlete who steppepe
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a staff that's supposed to pay attention to this. >> i tend to believe what she says. >> nike suspended its relationship with her. >> and others. >> i think the suspension is the key term here. they haven't ended the relationship. i think they'll let her get through this. if all goes the way they believe it will, i think they'll come back to her. >> couldn't they say, like al said, it's our belief that s's telling the truth, and we stand with her on this, unless evidence presents otherwise? >> good question, if other people have done that when some of the men with the steroids -- have their endorsement deals been suspended? they lost them but -- >> steroids was illegal. this substance was until four months ago. >> not like she just started taking it. she's been taking it. >> i don't understand. >> i think the way she handled
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>> insteadf through a spokesperson. hay hey, here's the deal, boom. she's also supposed to represent russia for the summer olympics. >> this says my name, but i thought of you yesterday when i saw this peyton manning story. >> okay. i don't know why. >> good looking guy. >> okay. peyton manning officially announced his retirement yesterday. had been reported by espn the day before. he made it official, fighting back tears at a news conference in denver. >> i love the game. so you don't have to wonder if absolutely. absolutely, i will. when i look back on my nfl career, i'll know without a doubt that i gave everything i haddo help my teams walk away with a win. ththe were other players who are more talented, but there was no one who could out prepare me. because of that, i have no
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i've fought a good fight. i finished my football race. after 18 years, it's time. god bless all of you. god bless football. >> bless football. peyton played 18 seasonsns and holds more nfl records than we segment. won league mvp five times. when he won the super bowl and hoisted the trophy, you had the feeling that if you were going to go out, if there was any question, you want to go out the way he did. >> has any other quarterback won the super bowl with two different teams? >> i should know the answer. probably. >> i'm sure facebook.com/"today's take." >>oogle it. >> that was such a beautiful speech. we showed some of it. we talked about calling his brother, you know, after the game, and their relationship with their father, obviously. beloved quarterback, as ll.
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>> that's what i think players miss. the little thingsg shaking tom brady's hand, calling eli on the bus. now is day one with whatt do you do with the rest of it? >> he's young, and has this ole other journey you can create. >> we have a sports theme here. >> we do. a dad saves his sonrom a bat. pirates game spring training. a dad takes action. this is sean cunningham reaching out an arm at the last second to protect his son landon from the bat. he deflects it. it goes just over his son's head. i mean, this has gone viral. we have sean and landon on a facetime right now. good morning, guys. >> hey, guys. >> my gosh, so sean, this happened -- had to happe so fast. i mean, your instincts were
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what went through your mind, or did you think when you saw the bat? >> no, sir. i didn't have a lot of time to think. i just -- once i realized it was heading for my son, i just did anything i could to block it and deflect it. >> landon, we're so glad you're okay, but i have to know, what were you doing? angry birds on the phone, buddy? >> no, i was not. i was -- i took a picture of one of the baseball players. >> cool. >> i was going to send it to my mom. then the bat came flying. i looked up because my dad said sosothing, but i didn't look up in time. my dad did this to block it. >> so cool. >> your dad is a superhero. sean, what did your wife say when she saw the picture? >> she had a hard time with it. she got a little nauseous. you know, thank god, you know, everything turned out -- no one
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>> landonon i know you were there to celebrate your 9th birthday. we hear you've got a favorite player. lanta braves first baseman freddie freeman? is that yourr fav? >> yes, sir. >> guess what? freddie eeman has done a little something special for you. he's autographed a braves jejeey. it is on the way to your home. what do you think? >> he's so cute. >> that's better than a bat, isn't it? >> oh, my goodness. >> right there. >> there you have it. you haveour jersey and you have a dad who is a bona fide super hero. >> he has an "s" under the shirt. this was your fst baseball game. what do you think? >> my first baseball game was amazing. >> i would say so.
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>> thanks, guys. >> glad everybody is okay. >> happy birthday, bud. >> thank you very much. >> thank yoy. >> he loves freddie freeman. >> i heard mom in the background. can we see mom? i heard her say thank you. >> hi, mom. >> hi. >> and sis. hello. >> beautiful family. >> good looking. thanks so much, guys. >> so te.. his little face, likewhat? this jersey. i have more video. in colorado, there was a massive hailstorm outside of fort koll collins. looks like snow. on the road, these two semi semi tractor trailers just missed each other. that could have been horrible. e tanker truck starts to lose control and finally gets it right. man, rough day. we have more rough weather today.
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watches in effect. we have severe thunderstorm watches and warnings from wichita falls, oklahoma city, all the way to central texas. we'll be watching this very closely today. we have an area of enhanced severe weather from austin, san antonio owe, corpus christi, houston. tornadoes tornadoes, hail. also looking at squall lines developing, especially late this afternoon into this evening. one of the most dangerous times. heavy rain, strong, straight line winds which can do as much damage as tornadoes. pushing through through wednesday. look at the rainfall amounts. we're talking anywhere from 7 to 10 inches of rain. some areas over the next three days in the region, up to 15 inches of rain. massive flooding is pos all right, south florida. still dry air over u u but breezy conditions stick around turning windy as the workweek goes along.
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today, we expect highs in the upper 70s. for your first alert forecast, we'll keep it breezy, a mix of sun and clouds, although i'm thinking we'll see more in the wayyf clouds than sunshine today. can isolate a light sprinkle or spotty shower comii along that breeze as the day goes on. average. a very quiet day in store for us, but remember, breezy condit >> that's your latest weweher. >> thank you, al. peyton manning was, of course, the only quararrback to win teams. coming up, can you imagine what it'd be like to have tina fey play you in a movie? it happened to kellogg's frosted mini-wheats ... 8 layers of wheat... and one that's sweet. to satisfy the adult and kid - in all of us. nutritious wheat for the adult you've grown into and delicious sweet for the kid you'll never outgrow...
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tina fey is one of the funniest, most powerful voices in all of comedy. rising from "saturday night lili" writer to bona fide movie star. >> in"whiskey tango foxtrot," tina is presented with a life changing opportunity. we sat down with tina and kim barker, the real-life war correspondent who inspired tina's character. >> the network is stretched thin. all our talent is going there. we need people, any people, to fill the void in afghanistan. you folks here are all the unrried, childless personnel in this bureau. [ crying ] for those behind theend tnd the scenes, there are opportunities to be on cara. kim, will you be joining in?
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>> tina fey and kim barker, good to see you guas. >> good morning. >> how are you? >> we saw that scene. tina, you're basically playing kim, a tv reporter. what was this like when you read this book? >> yeah. >> it was described as kind of a tina fey character. >> the "new york times" review of the book described it as a ti fey book. i said, i'll read the book, or i'm an idiot. kim was a print journalist and you were working in e studio and they came into the office and said, who doesn't have kids? >> no, no, basically, i was ying to differentiate myself from the other reporters, who could -- i heard they wanted to send more women overseas. i figured the fact i didn't have kids and i wasn't married meant i was expendable, and therefore,
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>> good feeling. >> i was joking around. a bit of a sense of humor. >> the lesson to me for authors, if you want your book made into a movie, drop tina's name in the review and she'll buy it and be in it. >> it's obviously a fictionalized account but does it give you a greater appreciation of what journalists go through? >> yeah. >> when they're in harm's way? >> i didn't believe the stuff that you guys do. to go with the marines, follow them around and try to get the story, but also not be in their way. >> right. >> not put them in danger. yeah, people say to me, could you do that in real life? i said, no, i'm cowardly. >> shooting it in a desert with cameras, you're fine. >> you get a break, nice dinner. >> as long as there are nice services, you'll report on the
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it's a war movie but there is a lot of huhor. was it that way for you w wn you were there? >> it's a dark, comic way and i tend to see the world inn that lens. i read kurt vonnegut when i was younger and wanted people to actually want to read about the war. a lot of things you saw over there was absurd and the only way to capture it was dark humor. >> tina, you're portraying a real person in the movie. you know kim. was that weird for you? >> i knew it wasn't a biopick, so i didn't have to daniel day lewis it. >> she was shadowing me for months. >> i slept in kim's bed with her for a year. she didn't know. i got in after she was asleep and out before she woke up. hard work. >> impressive. >> we wanted to get the culture and military stuff right, as best we could.
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tall are you? 5'10"? >> 5'10". >> i wish i could have been taller in the movie. >> so do you suspect you'll be back onsnl" throughout the campaign? >> i have a feeling, no. >> really? >> my gut was watching donald trump's face watch her during that endorsement and he was, like, i talk. you no talk. i don't think we'll see her again. >> one and done for you as sarah palin? >> all right. "whiskey tango foxtrot" in theaters now. coming up, how do you become america's #1? start by taking care of families for 70 years. earn the tru of 32 nfl teams. be there for america's toughest and help, when help is needed america's #1 isn't a status that's earned overnight.
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a look at your forecast with meteorologogst erika delgado. >> all right, south florida, dealing with breezy conditions, winds out of the east east up to to 15 to 20 miles per hour gusting as high as 20 to 25 miles per hour. you can see the camera shaking, and already a riskof rip current along atlantic beaches, a mean threat for today. for your first alert forecast calling for temperatures reaching into the upper 70s, breezy conditions all day. let's take a look at the roads withkelly. >> i-95 northbound, that crash that had all lanes completely blocked off, the express lanes still blocked off, one left lane still blocked off. emergency crews still here and they're getti ready to tow the cars but expect heavy days. take you on over to our maps, another traffic alert, two lanes
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trainers loading the midfielder on to the stretcher. within seconds of lifting him off the ground, the grip comes off the rear handle, spilling him on to the ground. a teammate decided to give him a lift and carried him off in his arms. good friend. let's check inn our forecast. al is standing by. >> tamron, we're watching an ea of really severe weather developing in central a northern texas, on into oklahoma. we're watching that closely. more rain moves into the pacific northwest. gets a break down in the southern part of california with windy conditions. east coast, fabulous. tomorrow, record highs, risk of severe weather from the all right, south floriri. dry air over us. but breezy conditions stick around turning windas the workweek goes along. with the cloud cover in place
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upper 70s. for your first alert forecast, we'll keep it breezy, a mix of sun and clouds, although i'm thinking we'll see more in the way of clouds than sunshine today. can isolate a ligigt sprinkle or stty shower coming along that breeze as the day goes on. temperatures remain close to average. a very quiet day in store for us, but remember, breezy conditions all day. >> that's your latest weather. tamron? >> al, thank you very much. model, tv host, author and mom, padma lakshmi lived aife in the spotlight. full of fashion, family and delicious food. now, she's's written all about it in a revealing new memoir called "love, loss and what we ate." padma is with us this morning. good to see you. >> nice to sese you, too. >> we were talking, your daughter i a little under the weather. >> she's better now, but she spent all last weekaving a fever. >> you're juggling the book tour and juggling mom which, of course, is relatable to so many working moms. you're doing your thing and caring for your daughter. >> i think we all try to balance everything, and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.
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different than what mostt mothers who work are going through now. >> that's a lot of youou book -- i know people focused in on romance and the other things but in reality, this memoir is relatable in so many ways. from talking about insecurity to talkingbout the struggle to become a mom. how difficult was it for you to open up in this way? >> it was really difficult. other than having my daughter, it was probably the hardest thing i ever had to do. it was like having a baby, except she took less time to come out. took me over four years to write this book. i can't believe you're holding it in your hands. it was hard, but i wante to do it. even when it was going to be a healthy eating book, i wanted to use the details of my life and illustrate philosophies i have about food and motherhood. i think we all need to have an open discussion as women, as immigrants, as women of color, as mothers, about our bodies,
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you know, sometimes it takes longer to become who you're going to be. >> it's true. you mentioned your daughter. in the book, you talk about, at one point, wanting to change your name to something that sounds more american. here, you have chrishna. >> i cringe now. part of the pact i made with myself in writing the book is i wanted to be truthful and really tell my story in a non-filtered form. yes, i did do that. changing your name is as old as immigrants from ellis island. a lot of people don't. i think i just wanted too fit in, like most teenage girls. >> speing of teenage girls, one day, your daughter will a teenager and may see a copy of the book. >> she's seen tm around the house. >> she'll be able to read it and understand it. >> yes. >> and hear about your struggle
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questions surrounding who her father was. did you think about that when you were writing it? did you visualize her reading it one day? >> you know, i'm sure she will read it a lot sooner than i want her to read it, but notor those issues. there's been so much written about all the issues you mentioned already, that as soon as she's old enough to google herself, she will find those things. it's my job as her mother to tell her where she came from and who she is, regardless of a book or articles in the newspaper. she knows who her father is. her father is very present in her life. you know, i don't -- i think every child at some point realizes that their parents are human and, you know, i hope that i can use my life to help guide my daughter to make strong decisions from a place of power and owning her body or owning her decisions. >> that's the message beyond her, who is the most important rson in your life, to fans and
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the insecurities thate all have, but think when you're on television, there's no way you could have theheshe ishsues. you're exposing that. >> you know we have hair, makeup, pretty clothes. people help us with that. i don't look like this when i take her to school in the morning. >> it's all smoke and mirrors. i'm really a black boy when i wake up in the morning and i'm transformed into this girl, somewhat. >> exactly. you know, for me, i reaeay wanted to have an open conversation. i wanted to say, look, i did use my looks as an asset, as a model, as someone on tv.. no one asked tom how he keeps the weighthtoff, you know, from "top chef," orrow he fits into his clothes. it's something that women have to deal with in the media much more than men, and in real life. you don have to be eating for a living to have issues about ight. you don't are to be on tv or in front of the camera to have body issues.
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girls and women do. >> it's an empowering message. not a pity party. it is the truth and it is what it is. thank you so much. i hope your daughter recovers fast. >> i know. >> the book, "love, loss and what we ate." catch padma thursday night on the two-part season finale of "top chef" on bravo. we have strong back to back women i was not aware of how much acidity was in my diet. i was sosoocused on making good food choices, i had no idea that it was damaging the enamel of my teeth. i wanted to fix it, i wanted to fix it right away. my dentist recommended pronamel. he said that pronamel can make my teeth stronger, that it was important, that that is something i could do each day to help protect the enamel of my teeth. pronamel is definitely helping me to lead the life that
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award winner tyne daly plays the friend of with adoa widow. >> she tries to pick tupup the pieces while involved with a younger man. >> weird old new yorker who chokes on a peanut and dies and no one misses me until the smell of my decomposing body seeps through the wall. >> i'd miss you. >> get in the slow lane, ladies. >> she gave us the finger. give her the finger. >> everybody needs a little motivation. >> tyne daly, good morning. >> morning. >> wantto clarify, sally has a thing for the younger man. she was on the show yesterday and we saw a portion of her scenes with the younger man. give me tyne daly and sally field and i am in. have you worked together before? >> a long time ago, the burt reynolds dinner theater in jupiter theater, the opening production. it was a bonding experience. >> what do you remember about it?
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it was a complete disaster. nobody knew what they were doing. nobody can make a prop list. we had to borrow lights from the university of florida. we opened, and it was -- we all -- it was me and sally and gail strickland, who was there last night for the premiere. the three of us lived off that story for, you know, close to 45 years. it's really, you know -- so i ie met her, ms. field, over and over again on the circuit. when this offer came again, i thought,this is a beautiful circle. >> tell us about this. you described its good generational fun. >> did i say that? >> that's what our note says. >> i don't know. what i know is -- >> how would you describe it? >> the writing comes first always for me. i like working with you film makers. the stuff was good.
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then sally. then three of the best jokes in the thing. done. done deal. >> is it true you've not taken a break from work? it said on the notes -- and i'm scared to read it now -- 1968? >> lies. >> okay. i'm done with it. >> no, it's all made up. i went to work, not as a kid actor, but i count when i got my equity card when i was 15. it was a long time, and i've been lucky. when i wasn't workininsteadily as an actor, i was being somebody's mom and somebody's wife. i was greedy. i wanted it all. have i had a break? no. >> no break. >> juggling it all. >> no time for a break. >> this movie is so much fun and people will love it. "hello my name is doriri is in theaters this friday. good to have you here. >> thank you for asking me. paul zerdin is bringing his skills to ohe orange room.
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>> it is that we signed a three-year deal with planet hollywood in las vegas. >> what t e we going to do? you know what we do. >> what is it? >> begins with v. >> oh, yes, we're going to do vasectomies. >> no, no, no. too much. >> i know people. >> too early. >> we signed a deal with planet hollywood and we're headlining there. you can come and see the show from the 30th of april onwards. >> yes, absolutely. >> does sam like to hang out in vegas? is he a vegas guy? >> yeah. oh, yeah. i shouldn't drink though. >> what happens? >> i soak it up. i get damp. >> what? >> damp. >> would you speak more clearly? >> sorry. it's early. what do y want from me? >> i love when tamron talks to me. have you been drinkiki? >> a lot. >> that's why you're talking to a puppet. it's hard.
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>> i did a hidden camera show to see if we could get people out snd about, going about their daily duties, see if they'd talk to a restaurant. i went in with cameras and ordered a dinner for two and the waiter was having a conversation with a puppet. don't feel alone. >> do you prefer an american audience or the audience in the uk? what's the difference? >> do you want that one? >> yeah. sleep. >> oh, wow. >> i'd say the american audiences are just up for it from the beginning. when you've worked in the uk a long time, you have to work harder to win them over. you still have to prove yourself here, as well. don't get complacent. the americans have been fantastic. particularly on the journey of agt. >> how have your lives changed in. >> a lot of flying. i've been living in london, obviously, and coming b`ck and forth, touring all over the
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i mean, it's just an amazing platform. it's opened a lot of doors. you know, so many people see that show. >> i'm going on the next one. going to audition, season 11. >> what are you going to do? >> ventriloquism. >> watch. >> you've been practicing? >> yes. hello, how are you? what do you think? not a movement. it's amazing. i've nailed it. >> all was telling me before we started, apparently, he used to do ventriloquism a long time ago. >> won a contest. >> niw is your time. >> good to see you. thanks. catch paul and sam next month. tickets available now. back in a moment. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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>> i don't know. where are you going after work in that? >> go home and hang out with my children. >> guess who we are on, kids? >> wasting your time.
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>> sally eld. >> we love sally. >> and maria will be here. also, this great country singer from texas. >> god bless them. >> god bless us evererne. >> coming up after your good morning to you. i'm sheli muniz. >> and i'm eric harryman. time is 9:56. we've told you about that crash involving the garbage truck that flew off of i-95, landed about 100 feet below the highway into a playground. now we've got some new video that shows the moment that crash happened. investigators are saying that kaseem smith, the driver, was distracted when he hit the inside wall of that highway twice. he surprisingly survived the fall but is facing a careless driving charge. meteorologist erika delgado has your first alert forecast. >> things looking pretty good. warming up despite the clouou
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78 in the pembroke pines area. 74 in homestead. we've been dry but we are picking up a few showers off the palm beach coast. as you can se over the atlantic waters. again, anything that forms near the coast with that east wind will easily swing on through. we're expecting temperatures in the upper 70s later today. let's take a look at the roads, hey, kelly. >> a traffic alert on i-95 southbound. so three lanes were blocked off, now it's two, but you're seeing delays stretching back to sterling road. this accident is on i-95 southbound right at pembroke road. emerncy crews still blocking the two right lanes. no major issues in miami-dade. roads seem to be moving along just fine.
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way by chris harmony. called "work from home" work work work i love when you have to know one word. >> we could have written it. >> we probably couldn't have. if you like a legend, we have one here with u u today. sally field is joining us. she's in this movie called "hello, my name is doris" where she plays a woman who is mature in age who has the hots for him. >>. magic moments you will see. >> shirts being taken off. >> some of it is in her head and some of it is real. we'reoing to talk to her in just a bit. ranger smith is here, his debut album d dpped a few days ago, skyrocketed t number one. more importantly, he's from texas. >> he is fro texas and he'll make you feel good. and we're going to answer your burning questions about

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