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throughout the "today" show. back to you ladies. >> thank you very much. and thank you for joining us this morning as well. we'll be back with a local news update at 7:25 and every half hour after that. >> be safe out there. thanks for being with us. have a great day, everybody. good morning. day the in court. george zimmerman set to appear before a judge today to be formally charged with the murder of trayvon martin. how is he reacting? will he be released on bail? what will be his defense? this morning, we'll ask zimmerman's new attorney in a live interview and get reaction from martin's parents. jury selection begins today in the trial of former u.s. senator and presidential candidate john edwards. did he use campaign contributions to cover up his affair with rielle hunter and will she be called to testify? and miracle at the morgue. a couple's newborn baby declared
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dead, but a couple hours later when she went to the morgue, she was still alive. we'll hear from the overjoyed parents today, thursday, april 12th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television and welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. i'm ann curry. >> and i'm carl quintanilla in for matt this morning. this is the booking photo of george zimmerman after he was charged with the murder of fr l trayvon martin. >> he'll be formally charged this afternoon. his new attorney says he'll enter a plea of not guilty and ask that his client be released on bail. we'll talk to zimmerman's attorney live in just a moment and we'll also get reaction to
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all of this from trayvon martin's parents, coming up. also ahead this morning, we showed you the remarkable video earlier this week of two 13-year-old who is raced into action when their school bus driver suffered a heart attack. well, this morning, those young heroes are here to share their dramatic story in an exclusive live interview. and does prince harry have a new woman in his life? we're going to go live to london where speculation is buzzing over a possible romance. all right. but let's begin this morning with the arrest of george zimmerman, more than a month and a half after the shooting death of trayvon martin. nbc's kerry sanders is in sanford, florida, once again this morning with more on this story. hey, kerry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. george zimmerman spent his first night in jail here. he's among 1,396 inmates incarcerated in the jail. but because of his notoriety, jail officials have made special accommodations to keep him apart from the general population. later today, he'll have his first appearance in court. a convoy of florida department of law enforcement vehicles
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arrived at the seminole county jail. in custody and under arrest, 28-year-old george zimmerman, charged with murdering 17-year-old trayvon martin. zimmerman, who turned himself in, entered the jail with a jacket covering his head. once inside, he was booked, fingerprinted, and photographed. >> i can tell you, we did not come to this decision lightly. >> reporter: special prosecutor angela corey says it took her less than three weeks to review the evidence, conduct new interviews, and conclude zimmerman should stand trial for firing the fatal shot that killed martin. >> today we filed an information, charging george zimmerman with murder in the second degree. >> reporter: trayvon martin's parents in washington with their lawyers watched the announcement on tv. >> we simply wanted an arrest. we wanted nothing more, nothing less. we just wanted an arrest. and we got it. and i say thank you. thank you, lord. >> reporter: in documents filed with the court, prosecutors
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allege zimmerman did unlawfully and by an act imminently dangerous to another, kill trayvon martin by shooting the said victim. zimmerman's new attorney, mark o'mara says his client will plead not guilty and he hopes bond will be granted so zimmerman does not have to remain in jail, awaiting trial. >> there are questions about how it happened. so i think that also lends to the suggestion that maybe he should be out. i want him out because i need him out to help me and my defense. >> reporter: if zimmerman's lawyer fights for immunity under florida's stand your ground law, prosecutor angela corey says she's ready. >> if stand your ground becomes an issue, we fight it, if we believe that's the right thing to do. >> reporter: in miami, gardens at the church trayvon martin attended with his family, they had prayed for justice. >> george zimmerman was with charged with second-degree murder and was arrested. >> reporter: and in barbershops and living rooms across the
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nation, trayvon supporters greeted the news with relief. >> i finally feel like we finally took steps toward justice. we haven't got justice yet, but we took a huge step towards it. >> reporter: george zimmerman's attorney could choose to invoke his client's right to a speedy trial. if he does, the clock starts ticking. a trial has to begin within 175 days. carl? >> kerry sanders in sanford. kerry, thanks. mark o'mara is in george zimmerman's attorney. he's in orlando this morning. mr. o'mara, good morning to you. >> good morning, sir. >> you woke up yesterday morning, you weren't a part of this case, you were just a spectator trying to see what the special prosecutor would do. were you surprised in a charge of second-degree murder? >> i was. again, i've only seen the evidence that's been presented to the media, but i was surprised that they charged it at that level. i have no idea what the facts are yet, so i know that miss corey looked at her case, decided to charge what she thought she could or should, and
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we'll deal with it. >> a lot of the state's evidence is still secret. are you getting the feeling that miss corey knows something you don't? and at what point do you get to know what that information is? >> one, she knows an enormous amount that i don't, because she knows the whole case, and has had several weeks to come up to speed. i don't have the first sheet of paper. but we will be getting it shortly. florida is what we call an open discovery state. we get all of the information from the state quite quickly. i expect it to start flowing in within the next week or so. >> do you think the severity of the charge had anything to do with the public outcry over this case? >> i hope not. i hope that miss corey did what she's supposed to do. i think she did. which is look at the case. as a prosecutor, charge the highest crime that she think she can, and did it appropriately. i have no reason to believe otherwise. >> let's talk about your client for a moment. 45 days since the shooting of trayvon martin, he spends his first night in jail. how is he responding to those
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new surroundings? >> well, just overall, he's very stressed, very tired. it's been, as for the martin family, it's been a different several weeks for him. law enforcement's handling it very well. seminole county jail is doing the same. he wants to be out. he wants to be out to help with his defense. but he's doing okay. >> set aside the issue of bail for a moment. we've talked about the not guilty plea. what is your first order of business in preparing his defense? >> well, continuing to gather a team to assist him and then start the process of organizing the request for discovery, getting the information in. there's going to be an enormous amount of information flow coming in. and like any defense attorney, the first step, like a doctor with lab tests, is to find out what's going on and to make sure i know everything before we start talking about it. >> now, his previous lawyer stepped down from the case, because they were not able to stay in contact with him. do you have any idea why he may have done that, and do you trust him to take your counsel, as you
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give it? >> i have had no concerns over his ability to listen and to the react properly with me. i'm not certain what the fallout or problems were between he and previous counsel. i don't anticipate any of that happening with my conversations and interactions with george. >> mark o'mara, the new attorney for george zimmerman, mark, thanks very much. it is now 7:08. now here's ann. >> carl, thank you. trayvon martin's parents, tracy martin and sybrina fulton are now joining us, along with their attorney, benjamin crump. good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> tracy and sybrina, last night when you heard the words "second-degree murder," i noticed that you clasped hands. sybrina, you loud yourself a small smile. what went through your mind, exactly, at that moment, sybrina? >> what went through my mind was finally the person that shot and killed her son was going to be held accountable for what he has done. so that's what went through my mind, the moment i heard the charges.
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>> tracy, you have said, in fact, one of the things you said when you reacted was that you were glad that george zimmerman was finally off the streets. if he is actually released on bond, probably into protective can custody, if, in fact, that happens, as early as today, what will be your reaction, tracy? >> i have the same reaction, because i think that they will -- they'll do the right thing, see fit to do the right thing. i feel as though he needs to be locked up and just prepare hisself to be held accountable for what he did. >> george zimmerman's attorney said last night -- we heard from him, obviously, just a moment ago, but last night he said that there should not be a rush to judgment. i'm going to quote him here. he said, "i am hoping the community will calm down. we have to have faith in the justice system." sybrina, are you willing to put your faith that the criminal justice system can give george
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zimmerman a fair trial? and even, do you want that to happen even if it means that george zimmerman might actually be found not guilty? >> yes, even if that means he may be found not guilty. we just want him to be held accountable for what he's done. and by him not being arrested, that would not have been done. so we are happy that he was arrested. so that he can give his side of the story. >> to americans who wonder, tracy, if the reason george zimmerman was arrested was not because of the law, but because of public pressure, what do you say? >> first and foremost, i think, had the sanford police department did a thorough and impartial investigation from the beginning, george zimmerman would have been locked up from day one, and there wouldn't have been such a huge public outcry for the arrest.
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and if, in fact, we had to just plead our case to public officials, just to get him arrested, if that's what we have to continue to do to plead our case, then that's what we'll do. but he should have, in fact, been arrested from day one. >> benjamin, as you well know, a second-degree murder charge carries with it a requirement to prove that there was a disregard for human life, requires a depraved mind, without regard for human life. and depraved mind being defined as evil intent, spite, or ill will. what do you see in the evidence so far that would adjust a second-degree murder charge? >> well, ann, it is real clear from the objective evidence that we know that in those 911 tapes, george zimmerman got out and pursued trayvon martin, even against instruction of the 911 dispatcher. and we have always believed that for whatever reason, he
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confronted trayvon martin when he had been told not to do it. and for those reasons, trayvon was killed when he was simply trying to get home to watch the basketball game. >> i want to ask tracy and sybrina to -- either of you can take this question. if you were to come face to face with george zimmerman, what do you want to tell him? what do you want to ask him? >> with oone of the things that still believe in, a person should apologize when they are actually remorseful for what they've done. i believe it was an accident. i believe that it just got out of control and he couldn't turn the clock back. i would ask him, did he know that that was a minor? that that was a teenager, and that he did not have a weapon. i would ask him, that i understand that his family is hurting, but think about our family that lost our teenage
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son. i mean, it's just very difficult to live with, day in and day out. i'm sure his parents can pick up the phone and call him, but we can't pick up the the phone and call trayvon anymore. >> wow. tracy martin and sybrina fulton, thank you so much, especially for joining us, benjamin crump as well. thank you so much for this. and obviously, this is beginning of a long road ahead. we really appreciate your time this morning and perspective. it is now 7:13. once again, here's carl. >> ann, thanks. savannah guthrie is "today's" legal correspondent. we just heard sybrina refer to it as an steaccident. that certainly isn't what the charge would reflect. >> the charge is much more serious, it alleges an intentional act, one with a depraved state of mind, ill will, spite. it's a very severe charge. and the prosecutor certainly believes she has proof beyond a reasonable doubt to establish the elements of second-degree murder. but sometimes there are strategic reasons too that a prosecutor pushes the toughest charge. if later at trial, a jury wants
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to compromise, they have somewhere to go, perhaps down to manslaughter. and also, sometimes you see it as a negotiating tactic if there is a plea bargain at issue. there's somewhere to go, some middle ground. not sure we'll see a plea bargain in this case. i don't think trayvon martin's family would probably want it. i'm not sure george zimmerman would accept one as well. >> so much attention on the stand your ground rule, and its ability to give a defendant a plea of self-defense. any chance this doesn't go to the trial? that a judge does not let it go to trial? >> to me that's the most significant aspect of the stand your ground law with regard to these facts. it isn't just a defense at trial, it's an immunity from prosecution. what that means is there will be a hearing before trial where a judge will examine these facts and george zimmerman need only prove by a preponderance of evidence, which is a much lower standard, that he acted in self-defense. if the judge is persuaded, the judge could throw the case out right there. so it's a challenge for prosecutors. >> in fact it does go to trial, and the compromise in the jury
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room that you're possibly laying out, would that result in a manslaughter charge? would that make the most sense? >> the jury will likely be instructed on a range of counts, manslaughter being one of them. sometimes juries compromise. they're not necessarily supposed to, but it happens. that may be something we see in the future. >> finally, i wonder if you think this is going to be a difficult case to prove on the part of the prosecutors? >> from what we know of the evidence now, it seems incredibly difficult, because of, perhaps, lost evidence, because of the failure to arrest or do certain kinds of forensics that they may have done in those first hours after the alleged crime. also because you have conflicting witness statements. you have questionable medical evidence, and we have to remember, in our system, when there is a doubt, when there's a conflict in the evidence, the benefit of the doubt goes to the accused. innocent until proven guilty. it's prosecutors who bear this burden and it's a heavy one. >> savannah guthrie, thanks very much. now let's get a check of the rest of the morning's top stories. we've got natalie at the news desk. >> good morning, everyone. north korea's window to launch a rocket has opened today, but
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there's no liftoff yet. nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel is in pyongyang with more. richard, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the window has, in fact, opened, but as you said, no rocket launch yet. probably because of the weather. it's been very overcast here, very windy. but no signs that north korea is backing down. north korea says that this rocket launch could take place anytime between now and the 16th, but we don't know exactly when that will take place. the speculation is it might take place in the daylight hours, perhaps on friday or saturday. the u.s. is still condemning this as a rocket test and several countries in the region have threatened to shoot this rocket down if it veers off-course. what is taking place in the city, however, are festivities, concerts, all designed to reinforce the leadership of the new leader of the country, kim jong-un, who was just appointed
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to be the most senior position in the north korean communist party. natalie? >> richard engel continuing there in pyongyang. thank you, richard. a u.s. military hybrid aircraft has crashed during a training mission in southern morocco, killing two american soldiers. more than 1,200 u.s. troops are in morocco for military exercises. it's case closed into the investigation into whitney houston's death. police say there will be no charges filed, as evidence suggests the singer died accidentally. meanwhile, the 911 call to police from the hotel where houston died has been released. >> i need paramedics. apparently i've got a 46-year-old female found in the bathroom. that's all i've got right now. but they're requesting paramedics. >> the call does not mention the singer by name, as you heard. now let's head to wall street. cnbc's mary thompson is at the new york stock exchange for us. and mary, the market made a little bit of a rebound wednesday. >> that's right, natalie. stocks snapping a five-day losing streak as the earnings season got off to a strong start. today investors will focus on comments made by the vice president of the federal reserve. janet yellin saying that
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interest rates should remain low through 2014 and the federal reserve does stand ready to take additional actions to boost the economy should the recovery falter. realtytrac reports the number of homes entering the foreclosure process rose for the third straight month in march, a sign housing prices could remain under pressure for the rest of the year. back to you. >> mary thompson in the new york stock exchange, thank you. and it was an attack of the giggles on anderson cooper 360 this week. the cnn host couldn't keep it together during his "ridiculist" segment on a holiday named dingus day and just thinking about it gave him the sillies. >> i'm not going to let you do this on -- it's really so stupid! come on! come on. >> i feel his pain. we've all been there at some point. cooper has since apologized for his laughing fit to anyone who
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celebrates dingus day, which, by the way, just hearing it makes you laugh. dingus day is a polish american tradition the day after easter, celebrating the end of lent. it's 7:18 now. now ann has a fit of the giggles. >> that was a laugh. but his was definitely a giggle. >> natalie, thank you so much. >> glad we have we never have that problem on this show. >> i'm going to have to send him a dingus day card. hallmark makes a good one. we've got storms ready to fire up ahead of a low level jet stream. we've got an upper level jet that's pretty strong, that can help get that circulation going. we've got showers and thunderstorms firing up from houston up into witchta and parts of nebraska. a risk of strong storms from san angelo into north platte, nebraska. looking for the possibility of
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well, the heaviest of the rain now pushing to the south but there's more on the way. good morning, i'm christina loren and we're watching the formation of some pretty tall cumulonimbus clouds out there so the possibility of thunderstorms looking likely this afternoon. we'll keep you updated right here on nbc bay area. today we're looking towards the 50s and 60s. more like 60 inland, 55 in places like pacifica today. 58 tomorrow with more rain. and that's your latest weather. ann? coming up, an unbelievable story, a couple finds their newborn baby alive in the morgue 12 hours after the little girl was declared dead. first, this is "today" on nbc. i'm a native californian.
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good morning. it's 7:26, i'm marla tellez. an early morning storm already taking a toll on the bay area. take a look at this home on folsom street in san francisco between 17th and 18th streets. firefighters say the people living there were standing in a foot and a half of water when they arrived. it turns out it's not just water. >> well, it is rainwater, but it did bring some sewage up with it, so these residents have been impacted. we have notified the department of public health. >> firefighters say the department of public works coming out to help pump away all
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that mess. the woman who was running around like mad this morning tracking the forecast for you, meteorologist christina loren. good morning. >> good morning, marla. now, the heavy rain has pushed into the central valley so we're getting a little bit of a dry break, but you can tell from these clouds bubbling up, we've got some strong thunderstorm towers buiing tver bheay area so we are expecting pop-up thunderstorms throughout the day. you can see vividly from your satellite/radar that things are clearing out quickly. we'll see temperatures on the cool side. about 50 degrees by noon climbing to 60 this afternoon. the warmer we get, the better the chance for thunderstorms. we'll be here monitoring that situation just about all day long. three-day forecast shows you 58 by friday. on and off showers all the way up until the start of that home opener at at&t park. so if you do have tickets to that game, you want to go ahead and pay attention to the weather cast and find out whether or not it will be raining. right now it does look like delays could happen. i don't think it will be a
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rainout, though. saturday into sunday, 67 degrees. by saturday drying out. we'll hit 71 on sunday, getting a warmer stretch of weather that extends well into wednesday of next week. sweeitches gears now, we wa to tell you about a downed tree. los gatos, bear creek road at skyline boulevard, just off of 17, reports of three trees down in the area blocking lanes. so you want to keep that in mind and travel very cautiously. back to you. >> okay. the traffic moving along just fine on 680 through si knoll according to that live look. check us out on facebook. search nbc bay area. we'll be back at 7:56. [ male announcer ] a car is either luxury or it isn't. if you want a luxury car with a standard power moonroof,
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oh, my god! >> and you're looking at the frightening scene that happened oh, my god! >> and you're looking at the frightening scene that happened just outside of seattle on monday when a school bus driver suffered a heart attack. thankfully, two fast-thinking 13-year-olds came to the rescue and stopped the bus safely. and coming up, we're going to meet both of those young boys and find out how they kept their cool in the face of possible disaster. how they stopped that bus. it's pretty remarkable. anyway, we're excited to have them here in our studio. thumbs up and all. it's 7:30 now on a thursday morning, the 12th of april, 2012. i'm alongside carl quintanilla in for matt. another remarkable story, a
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baby found alive in the morgue by her parents 12 hours after they were told she was dead. we're going to hear from her parents. and more of ashley judd's exclusive interview with nbc news. she's fighting back, denying claims she had plastic surgery. this morning, why she says our entire view on body image is out of whack. we begin this half hour with jury selection getting under way today in the trial of former senator john edwards. he is charged with receiving illegal campaign contributions to cover up an affair during his presidential campaign. nbc's senior investigative correspondent lisa myers is joining us from outside the federal courthouse in greensboro, north carolina, with more. lisa, good morning. >> reporter: hey, ann, good morning. this trial marks what appears to be the closing chapter in an astonishing fall from grace. john edwards is essentially gambling that a jury which knows he's guilty of cheating on his cancer-stricken wife can nevertheless find him not guilty of committing a crime. >> -- to announce that i'm a candidate for the presidency of
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the united states. >> reporter: the former presidential candidate's defense basically is this. john edwards may have been a bad husband, but he did not break the law. >> i didn't violate campaign laws, and i never for a second believed i was violating campaign laws. >> reporter: today federal judge katherine eagle, prosecutors and edwards' defense team will begin selecting jurors at this greensboro courthouse for a trial that could take six weeks. finding a fair, impartial jury won't be easy. public opinion is brutal. >> i believe he conducted himself extremely dishonorably, and he is a disgrace to north carolina. >> reporter: a new survey by public policy polling shows most north carolinians have an unfavorable opinion of edwards and most already think he's guilty of the charges. this was the most forgiving person nbc found at a coffee shop near the courthouse. >> i think he was a cheater and
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i think it was despicable. but all of us have done things we wish we hadn't done, haven't we? >> reporter: jury consultants say democrats, african-americans and men might tend to be more sympathetic toward edwards than republicans and women. given the facts of the case, experts say jurors will be probed on their attitudes toward adultery. >> i would ask whether or not they view someone who commits adultery as being fundamentally untrustworthy. >> reporter: among the likely witnesses, rielle hunter, the campaign videographer with whom edwards conceived a now 4-year-old daughter, quinn. friends say edwards and hunter now spend considerable time together parenting quinn, but are not living together. the criminal charges grew out of efforts to hide the affair. prosecutors say almost $1 million provided by two wealthy donors to keep hunter out of sight amounted to illegal campaign contributions. ever-present in this case, the memory of elizabeth edwards who
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succumbed to breast cancer in december 2010. >> i know that the edwards trial team will be concerned about the fact that people really just can't get over the fact that he cheated on his wife while she had cancer and as she was dying. >> reporter: still, edwards promises an aggressive fight against what his lawyers call an unprecedented interpretation of campaign laws. >> what's important now is that i now get my day in court. you know, after all these years, i finally get my day in court. >> reporter: now, for all the dislike of edwards, the public does seem to have serious doubts about the merits of this case. most surveyed say they believe this prosecution is a waste of taxpayer money. ann? >> all right. lisa myers this morning, thank you, lisa. now here's carl. >> ann, thanks. a plea deal has been reached in a drunk driving case involving a former miss usa. nbc's john yang has the story. john, good morning. >> good morning, carl.
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ri rima fakih first burst into the headlines for being a ground breaker. well, she's back in the headlines now, but this time the reason's not so positive. the first arab-american miss usa once walked a pageant runway. now she's walking the aisle of a courtroom. in a plea deal, she avoided trial by pleading no contest to misdemeanor drunk driving charges. >> i feel like it was fair on both ends. now i'm just going to move on and make sure that, you know, i learn from my lesson. >> reporter: highland park, michigan, police say she was speeding and weaving in traffic when they stopped her in the early morning hours of december 3rd. they found an open champagne 3r. they found an open champagne bottle behind the driver's seat. her blood-alcohol level tested at more than twice the legal limit. >> i wasn't thinking about the whole, you know, this is a big party, let me call a cab. let me get this person. no, it's kind of like we left, the valley threw us the keys and i'll drive.
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>> reporter: after spending the night in jail, she said she tried to deny the arrest, tweeting, "i'm not in michigan and i'm not in jail! wrong fakih." she said her toughest telephone call was to donald trump, head of miss usa. >> i was more nervous than talking to my dad to talk to mr. trump. just hearing his energy, it makes you feel better, you know. >> reporter: trump declined to comment on this latest controversy swirling around the beauty pageants he owns jointly with nbc universal. last week they allowed a transgender to compete for miss universe. then there was the dustup with carrie prejean. >> i did not want to offend anybody and that this is how i was raised, and this is what i believe a marriage should be. >> reporter: and when he gave miss usa tara conner a second chance when she agreed to enter rehab after allegations of drug and alcohol abuse.
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fakih herself is no stranger to controversy. less than 24 hours after being crowned in 2010, pictures emerged of her pole dancing three years earlier. miss usa officials stood by her. fakih is the first arab-american and muslim to win the title. she appeared on "today" as her reign came to an end. >> this is what you do. you have personal growth. you break barriers. you have so much things to do with being fearless. and i feel like that's what i've done. >> fakih will be sentenced next month. the maximum penalty is 93 days in jail or a $500 fine. but her attorney says he expects her to get probation which she'll likely serve at her home in los angeles. carl? >> nbc's john yang in chicago. john, thanks. now let's get a check of the weather from al. "today's weather" is brought to you by new coffee mate natural blend. add your flavor naturally. >> and good morning, everybody. i like this sign.
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willard scott kissed your mommy? >> yes. >> this mom? wow! >> yes. >> isn't that on christmas? ♪ i saw mommy kissing willard when did that happen? >> i was 10. he belonged to our church in virginia. and he was our santa claus every year. >> there you go. nice claim to fame. i like that. let's check your weather, see what's happening. becle willie always kissing the diautilal es. we can see the rain making its way fromla monterey on up to th california/oregon border and mountain snows as you move your way in. we're expecting down around san francisco and a little further south maybe about 1 to 1 1/2 inches of rain. snowfall in the sierra. we're talking some places picking up a foot or well, we had a wave of heavy to moderate rain pass through the bay area early this morning. right now that front is pushing into the central valley. as a result we've got areas of
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back now at 7:41 with the so-called puffy-face controversy that had ashley judd in the news all week. she is fighting back now in a scathing essay in "the daily beast" and in an exclusive interview with nbc news. and natalie is here to tell us what she had to say. >> ashley judd, this is actually her first television interview since it all began, and she didn't hold back, denying accusations she's had plastic surgery and taking her critics to task. >> reporter: ashley judd's certainly no stranger to the spotlight. >> you're going to call me, you might as well say something. >> reporter: she's enjoyed a thriving career in film and tv spanning two decades. but now the star is dealing with some unwanted headlines. >> i don't think that being a
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public figure makes it legitimate to criticize people the way they are currently criticized in this cultural climate. >> reporter: judd who turns 44 next week is fighting back against critics who recently called her face "puffy" while she made the rounds promoting her new tv series. >> if i didn't try acting as a younger woman, i never would. there was an incredibly nasty vitriolic and gloating tone about it. >> reporter: some concluded she's had work done like facial injections or even plastic surgery. >> so i look bad. i've had work. i look too good. i've had work. it hurt me. it really hurt -- it hurt my feelings. >> reporter: there's been absolutely no plastic surgery, the actress fires back. the puffiness was a result of prescription steroids taken when she was sick for more than a month with a sinus infection. >> i think that it's hatred of women that invites the criticism. i think it's the objectification
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of girls and women in this hypersexualization in our society that invites the criticism. it doesn't have anything to do with me really and how i look. >> reporter: the star who's married to race car champion dario franchitti says society unfairly scrutinizes a woman's appearance. >> we're taught not to admit how much it hurts. just, you know, go buy more hair spray, get back to the gym or buy another butt-clencher exercise dvd. that's how to undo the hurt when that's just contributing to the pain. >> reporter: a misogynistic culture objectifying women. >> i think what happened to me is very common. it might look a little different in other people's lives because they may not be public figures. but we all go through it. >> and judd said this is not just an issue that women face. she says men are also bombarded with unrealistic stereotypes. and she hopes that by speaking
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romance brewing? there are reports that prince harry may have a new crush, and she's a pop star. nbc's michelle kosinski is in london this morning. michelle, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. just a few weeks ago harry was lamenting that being a royal isn't all that it's cracked up to be in the love department, that it's hard to find a girl willing to take on the public role, causing women around the world, of course, to say, um, hello. well, now the one that he allegedly likes might just be not that into him. ♪ i woke up in the morning ♪ so far away >> reporter: in her music video, beautiful blonde singing star mollie king of the girl group the saturdays tried her hand at good old-fashioned i might not just be i swear dating. because one of the guys lining up to spend time with her is reportedly prince harry. >> she's a tall, leggy, suntanned blonde. ring any bells? >> reporter: yes, she does look
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a bit like harry's ex, chelsy da davy. he's seen text messages between them describing them as "fun, flirty." so far no real dates because it seems mollie is still getting over her recent break-up with a dolce & gabbana model. tough decision. the model or the prince? >> i think what the problem is is that mollie recently came out of a very extensive relationship with a supermodel, david gandy, who is beautiful. i just don't think she's ready to go that stage further yet. but watch his face. she did blush when i asked, how long can you hold out, though? >> reporter: who wouldn't, you might ask, want to date a prince? he has legions of young american girls trying to chase him down. remember these two? >> have you ever dated a royal? >> who would not want to date
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prince harry but chelsy davy? >> reporter: harry says he still holds a candle for his ex, still wears a pin sha sthat she gave . >> a little subdued. can you see love pains. maybe when he's truly over chelschel chelsy, he can move on, and maybe it will be mollie. >> reporter: he's been busy, completing elite apache helicopter training, a trip to south america and he wants to serve again in afghanistan. in fact, a royal watcher says he regales mollie king with tales of his army adventures. >> that got a laugh back here. michelle kosinski in london. and now here's ann. >> carl, thank you. now to a story of unbelievable heartache and joy. the parents of a baby girl pronounced dead at birth find her alive at the morgue. here's nbc's gabe gutierrez. >> reporter: they expected a
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tearful good-bye. instead, this couple got a chilling hello. last week analia bouguet gave birth. doctors declared the baby girl dead. they brought her tiny baby to a morgue before her mother, still under anesthesia, could even see her. >> translator: i don't remember much because i was put to sleep. they never showed me the baby. >> reporter: 12 hours later, the distraught parents who have four other children insisted hospital employees allow them to say good-bye. but when the baby's father pried open the small coffin -- >> translator: that's when we heard the baby cry. >> reporter: his wife says she fell to her knees in disbelief. it was a greeting they never expected from a daughter they thought they had lost. >> the staff probably listened to the heartbeat, didn't think they heard one. perhaps there was a very faint beat that they didn't hear. >> reporter: argentinean health officials have suspended five
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medical workers pending an investigation. the couple plans to sue. >> the more experienced the staff, the more experienced the physicians, the less likely it is for something like this to happen. >> reporter: meanwhile, the hospital says the child's in critical condition and improving. her parents have named her luz milagros, their own miracle baby. for "today,"" gabe gutierrez, nbc news, los angeles. >> boy, that's really unbelievable. still to come this morning, the quick-thinking 13-year-olds who saved their school bus when the driver suffered a heart attack. >> we're going to meet them. but first, we'll talk about your local news and weather. ♪
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it is 7:56. good morning, i'm marla tellez. there's a new effort to protect the south bay shoreline from what one supporter calls an inevitable katrina. many areas are below sea level, as much as 13 feet below in some places. those areas include homes, schools and corporate campuses such as facebook and google. today community leaders will call for $1 billion in funding to build new levees and restore wetlands to pro investigatect v areas from flooding. right now we're getting a little break from the rain we had earlier. let's check the forecast with christina loren. >> without that rain, you can't get a rainbow. we actually have a double rainbow this morning over the
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city of san francisco. in addition to the blue out there, you see these water droplets accumulating on the screen. we are not out of the woods when it comes to the showers but the bulk of the moisture has come through the bay area. we're getting a little bit of a break at this point. that will continue into this evening. we could see some strong thunderstorms develop as a result of that heat coming in from the sunshine that we're getting out there right now, so we are watching for that for you throughout the day. highs today are only going to end up in the 50s and right now you can see we've got a little cell headed towards the bayview district in the next 5 to 10 minutes. watch out for slick conditions through there. we're in the 50s now and will likely stay in the 50s by the bay and at the coast. touching at about 60 degrees inland by friday. cooling you off yet again, 58 degrees with on and off showers at least the first part of the day. we will dry out significantly on saturday touching on 67 degrees. lots of sunshine and 71 for sunday. switching gears now with all that rain coming through the bay area, there's a down tree bear creek road at skyline boulevard just off 17. multiple lanes blocked there and
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slow-moving traffic through sunol. back to you, marla. for the latest traffic and news updates, find us on facebook. search nbc bay area. we'll be back at 8:26.
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8:00 now on this tuesday morning, the 12th day of april, 2012. a live and happy crowd outside on our plaza this morning. it is now 46 degrees. we are so happy to see these happy faces this morning. i'm ann curry along with carl quintanilla. nice to have you both here. and i want to tell you, we're going to have a lucky moment this morning because we've got the 13-year-old heroes who stopped that school bus earlier this week. they came to the rescue when their school bus driver suffered
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a heart attack. and one of them actually grabbed the wheel. the other performed cpr. a dramatic story. we have an exclusive interview with these two young men. >> a remake of "the andy griffith show." also today, a celebrity edition of "today's real estate." a look at homes of celebrities going on the market including harrison ford and calista flockhart's place in l.a. and rosie o'donnell's miami home, huge. >> interesting. do you think you could actually lose weight eating things like chocolate and cheese? well -- >> no, i don't, but -- >> yeah. we're going to tell you, yes, you can. we're going to show you the five foods that you think that you can't eat that you can to lose the pounds. >> that is good news. let's find out what the news is this morning from natalie morales at the news desk. >> good morning. good morning, everyone. george zimmerman makes his first
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court appearance today after being charged with second-degree murder. in the shooting death of trayvon martin, back in february, the neighborhood watch volunteer turned himself in wednesday and arrived at a seminole county jail with his jacket covering his head. meantime, earlier on "today," trayvon's mother, sybrina fulton, said she just wanted zimmerman to apologize. >> i believe it was an accident. i believe that it just got out of control, and he couldn't turn the clock back. >> zimmerman's new attorney says his client will plead not guilty. the federal government has sued apple and five other publishers saying they conspired to fix prices for e-books. the justice department is claiming apple made a deal with the publishers to break up amazon.com's low-cost dominance in the digital book market, essentially driving up the cost of e-books by a few bucks. secretary of state hillary clinton is revealing more about the night osama bin laden was killed in a raid in pakistan. speaking at the u.s. naval academy earlier this week, clinton responded to a question about what it was like in the situation room captured in a
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dramatic white house photo just as the navy s.e.a.l. operation was under way. >> it was a pretty intense, tense, stressful time. and i'm not sure anybody breathed for, you know, 35 or 37 minutes. and for me, the worst part was when one of the helicopters, the tail got stuck, and it was not flyable. >> two years ago clinton ruffled feathers by pakistan government that she couldn't believe where they didn't know where osama bin laden was hiding. did britney spears seal the deal? reports that britney spears may have already inked a $15 million contract to join simon cowell's "the x factor." if confirmed, spears would serve as a judge alongside cowell and l.a. reid
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when the singing competition begins its second season. it's not an honor many people say no to, but guns n' roses' axl rose is rejecting a nomination to be inducted into the rock 'n' roll hall of fame. in an open letter on facebook, rose wrote that he strongly request that he not be inducted into absentia. no one is permitted to accept any induction on his behalf. what do you have under that little black dress? well, that depends. actress lisa rinna is trending on yahoo! for her new tv ad touting depends undergarments. her husband, harry hamlin, seems to like what he sees. >> i've just got to do the touch test. okay? because wait a minute. you've got these things on, right? >> you can't even feel it. >> and i cannot even feel it. >> i know. >> it looks fantastic on you. >> well, the spot is in exchange for a $225,000 donation to dress for success made by depends on lisa rinna. it goes to a good cause. 8:04. let's go outside to al with a check of your weather.
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all right, wow. >> everybody take a step back. okay. i don't want anybody -- you guys need prom dates, huh? >> yeah! >> in southern california, pasadena. we're really studious. >> wow! man! that's a pretty good deal. well, good luck, ladies. >> thank you! >> let's check your weather. like sadie hawkins day. lima, ohio, sunny, cool, 58. woio, nbc. hey, we've got 40s and 50s in new england around the great lakes as well. nice and toasty down in florida. the gulf coast into texas with temperatures 70s and 80s. we've got a risk of some strong storms from texas on up into nebraska. rain along the northwest coast. some mountain snows through the cascades. a few evening showers along the northeastern new england coast. that's what's going on around the country. we had heavy rain,
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for help. jeremy sprung into action, taking control of the wheel, then ducking down to turn off the ignition. >> i was just thinking about, i don't want to die. >> reporter: through the windows, you can see the bus blow by traffic, weave across a double yellow line, eventually clipping a curb. oncoming drivers couldn't believe their eyes. >> i was driving and saw the bus coming at me, and the kids were trying to take control of the bus. >> reporter: with the bus still moving, jeremy begins chest compressions. a second student, 13-year-old johnny wood, approaches the driver to help. >> well, i ran up and tried doing cpr on him. it was kind of hard because he had his seat belt on and he was laying backwards. >> the children can pull the brake. they can turn off the ignition. >> reporter: during annual drills on the school bus, students are taught what to do during an emergency just like this one, a lesson that may have saved 14 lives. >> they did remarkable. they were calm. the kids, i mean, they did an
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awesome job. >> reporter: the boys are being called heroes. even their principal has taken note. >> jeremy and johnny, i said, if you guys want something, the snack bar's on me. >> reporter: a pair of teens credited with saving lives. miguel almaguer, nbc, los angeles. >> those heroes, jeremy wuitschick and jeremy wood along with their mothers. good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> what was going through your mind as you were racing to the front of that bus? >> i really wasn't thinking of anything. i was just seeing the bus driver and him doing weird stuff. he was convulsing, having a heart attack. i had never seen that before. i just raised into action. i just grabbed the wheel and stopped the bus. >> you knew -- you could tell that it was maybe heading towards a church? >> yeah, yeah. he was going on a church. the church at the end of the curb. i'm a christian. i don't want it to hit a church. >> when did you first know the bus was in trouble?
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what was the first sign to you? >> well, the bus driver wasn't paying attention to the road. his hands went off the steering wheel and jeremy went up and tried to steer. >> what made you decide to go up and give him a hand? >> i knew i had to do something because he didn't know cpr, and i was cpr certified. >> just the summer before, is that right? >> yes. just the summer before. >> and jamie, watching your son perform cpr on the driver has got to be something. i mean, he's trying to save the driver's life. >> it was very emotional for me when i saw the video. it brought tears to my eyes. it just makes me so proud that he jumped into action and really tried to help this person. it was very emotional to me. >> katherine, have your kids be called heroes has to be called special. >> we're really, really proud of them. we've had so much support from the family and the school and our church. i've always been proud of jeremy. exceptionally so after this.
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>> you know, we just heard the school administrator talk about how all the kids are taught how to stop, pull the brake and stop the bus. but my understanding is that jeremy actually had some experience driving. and that maybe at 13, you might have some explaining to do to your husband. is that right? >> he did ask after this all broke out, katherine, what are you really doing? >> what were you really doing? >> my husband goes on business trips, and jeremy will back the car out and wash it for me. he's had some experience behind a tractor with his papa years ago. >> so in the driveway. >> yeah. yeah. >> so are you guys the most popular kids in the entire district? i mean, what are your classmates saying now? >> they're just cheering. like the first day we came back to school after the accident, everyone was cheering. they were shouting, like, go, jeremy! good job! a lot of attention. >> how are you handling all of this adulation? >> i just smile, just say thank you.
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like try not to take too much credit. >> i'm wondering, you know, now with your mom sitting here, however, i'm aware of that, do you think that you're going to be able to -- she's going to allow you to get your driver's license when you're legal at 16? >> i hope. i hope. >> his sister did not get her driver's license until she was 17. so we'll have to see how that will play out. >> i hope she'll give me some slack. >> jeremy and katherine wuitschick and also johnny and jamie wood and congratulations to you moms for the great job raising these boys. you boys are specspectacular. next, a tour of celebrity homes now on the market including john cusack's chicago pen pehouse. it's coming up right after this. with a salty snack. g and then at 3:15 with my guilt. [ female announcer ] special k cracker chips. 27 crispy chips. 110 delicious calories. mmm. good meeting.
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this morning on "today's real estate," a tour of celebrity homes that are for sale across the country. barbara corcoran is "today's" real estate contributor. good morning. >> good morning, carl. >> these are beautiful. let's start with harrison ford's place in the brentwood area of los angeles. >> well, when you look at "indiana jones'" place everybody's calling it, from the outside it looks like the typical suburban home. once you walk inside, it's a whole different story. he bought it in 1983 for $1 million. he's asking $8.3 million. he's looking to make a killing. and i think he's going to get that price when you see what you get for $8 million today. it has polished wood floors, built-ins and skylights galore, attractive to everybody. that dining room is a knockout. it's got big windows everywhere. it looks light and airy. the very white master bedroom you'll see in just a second is so delicious, makes any girl want to jump into that bed, i'm sure. what would a home be without a backyard with a drop-dead-gorgeous pool in l.a. what a great home. >> that is a beautiful, beautiful house. $8.3 million. rosie o'donnell, big place and
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we mean big in miami. >> this is a big place. rosie's been peeling off a lot of her real estate lately. last week her chicago home and this week the miami mansion is up for sale. it is $19.5 million, but it's on that exclusive star island which everybody wants to get to. look at the little tree in the front yard. my god, i'd pay a million just for that tree. there's inside all sleek and modern. it kind of surprises you. that's a real sharp wall that we just saw. white floors, white panel ceilings, open kitchen, open dining room with a built-in tropical fish tank. everything about this home is spanking new, and it is one mansion. >> interesting. merv griffin, a little old hollywood. fantastic. i'm not going to be in the market for that one. >> i'll take it. >> depends on the financing. merv griffin in the bel air area of l.a. >> this is a house that merv griffin lived in, and it was sold to someone else. it's on the market for the first time in 20 years. it's $6.9 million. what's great about it is it's
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hollywood old-time glamour. the house has virtually been untouched for the last 20 years. i can't tell it looking at that house. it is gorgeous. there's a circular sun room, grounds out back that are meticulous, an infinity pool, a hot tub and of course every rich guy out there has his own tennis court. and this one has one. >> $7 million. >> bel air is a hotbed of celebrities, and this house is in perfect condition. >> something with a relatively modest range, john cusack's place in chicago for $1.1 million. >> it's all relative, isn't it? they always say $1.1 million seems like a steal of a deal, and it is. east lake shore neighborhood which is one of the best. they don't know they have a bubble there. prices have been doing just fine. the apartment has 2600 square feet. it has a real man-type interior other than those pretty chairs. it looks like a guy really decorated this place. it has views clear to indiana outside all the windows. it has an open galley kitchen, the den seems cozy and perfect. i mean, this is a nice little pad in chicago.
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>> great city to live in. finally, bubba watson. you win the masters one weekend, you start looking where you might want to live down the road the day after that. >> i think he was itching on his way home to get a new pad. i'm looking at this lake house in north carolina. i don't see a thing wrong with it. wraparound lake views on every side. it has a den that i'm sure bubba hangs out it. you'll see it in a second with golf clubs leaning against the wall. that's proof that he hangs out in that room. there's the golf clubs. it's going to be interesting to see honestly who will pay the premium price right now to get bubba's house. i say it will sell for 15% more just because he won the masters. >> finally, terry bradshaw, $10 million will get you more in oklahoma. >> let's see what you get. this is mind boggling. 744 acres. 6,000 square foot home as well. it's got everything, cows in the front yard, a stable bigger than most people's towns.
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and the main rooms are double story tall throughout the entire house. that's bigger than my apartment. that's where the horses live. and the master bedroom definitely reminds you -- and there's the ceiling in the living room, three stories tall. and the master bedroom reminds you that you'll be downhome on the range. bar, master bedroom. come on, they need a girl to decorate this house. >> if you like horses, that's the place for you. great stuff, as always, barbara corcoran. now here's al and hoda. >> thanks so much. earlier this week team cee lo, team adam made their first rounds of elimination on "the voice," cutting two contestants from each team. >> this is a terrific show. we have three of those singers from us, erin martin from team cee lo and karla davis from team adam. good morning to you all. i usually don't ambush your segments, but this one i couldn't help myself. >> happy to have you. i feel like i should have had the cat. cee lo's cat. >> what is up with the cat, you guys? what's the story? >> he loves that cat. >> he's a diva. >> she's the hugest diva on set.
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>> i don't think it's his cat. >> a rental. >> a rental cat. we also want to mention tony vincent, fourth contestant eliminated, wanted to be here but he rushed home to be with his new baby daughter. >> aww. >> she is gorgeous. so erin, let's start off with you. following tuesday's show, you told reporters that you regretted being on "the voice"? >> oh, no, absolutely not. i never regretted being on "the voice." >> uh-huh. >> i was just happy to, you know, be moving on with my career. >> so you were there, but now you're ready to go on? >> exactly. it was fun while it lasted. i was excited to be a part of that and have that opportunity. >> look at your hair, by the way. >> i know. >> it was really fun. you know, it was really fun being there and everything. i really enjoyed it. and i learned so much about myself and, you know, i learned a lot about choreography. >> it was cool. >> you guys were on team adam.
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he must have been a great coach to have. was he fun? >> fantastic. >> great. >> you sort of looked, i have to say, watching the show, you kind of looked like you were very surprised that you were in the bottom three. i think a lot of people were surprised. >> i wasn't surprised. i was in the bottom three after monday night when i got ripped to shreds. >> yeah. >> you kind of feel, you know, oh, okay, this isn't going well. i'm probably not going to last too much longer after this. >> you were told to release your bertha by adam. what's bertha? >> my bertha. >> what is your bertha? >> well, hoda, my bertha, she is the name coined by adam when i was rehearsing with adam in atlanta. and i'm pretty shy. i'm coming out of that, though. >> you're shy. >> my big inner confident voice. yeah. and i needed to let her out. yeah. >> when you guys are watching now, when you look at people on your team, who were you guys
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rooting for? i know that everyone's a great person, but kim, who do you think should be there in the end? >> i love those kids. i really do. i'm rooting for either one of them. >> you know what? i went into it thinking, this is a competition, and i'm going to be fierce. and i ended up making a lot of really, really great friends. >> well, that's terrific. >> so now i got asked that by a lot of reporters, you know, who i'd be rooting for. i don't know. there's so much talent and so many genuinely great people. >> can you sing something for us? what about "rolling in the deep"? start it, kim, go. you go. ♪ there's a fire ♪ starting in my heart ♪ reaching and a fever pitch ♪ and it's bringing me out the dark ♪ >> pick it up, kim. ♪ finally i can see you crystal clear ♪ ♪ go ahead and sell me out and i'll let your -- burn ♪ >> it's a terrific show. >> all right, erin, karla and kim, thank you so much. catch the live quarterfinals of
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"the voice" monday at 8:00/7:00 central on nbc 37 good thursday morning to you. i'm laura garcia-cannon. construction on b.a.r.t.'s extension to the south bay kicks off today in san jose. crews will break ground on the future station on maybury road near highway 101. yesterday, the first car for the south bay was on display in san jose. the extension will connect b.a.r.t. tracks at fremont all the way to east san jose. the more than $3 billion project is expected to be finished in 2015. what about that forecast this morning as well? is it affecting the morning commute, christina loren's been pulling double duty.
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>> give yourself plenty of time. the forecast is improving. we're seeing clear skies above san francisco right now. but we have a lot of aftermath. areas of puddles, ponding out there. you don't want to lose control of your vehicle. travel cautiously. bay bridge, westbound, a stalled vehicle, slow moving there. give yourself a little extra time if that's on your commute route. we have some problems getting into palo alto. a crash reported 101 northbound just past shoreline boulevard creating moderate delays. give yourself an extra 15 minutes for that one. you can see here that improvement i was telling you about. much better. thunderstorms still in the forecast. >> it's like it's a different day out there. thank you. another update in half an hour. ♪
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thursday morning, the 12th of april, 2012. and we have another big spring break crowd gathered in rockefeller plaza. it's not a bad day to start the day if you want to be surrounded by smiling and waving people. and so we're lucky to be here. i'm ann curry alongside carl quintanilla who's in for matt
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this morning, and al. natalie morales also this morning. and we'll be talking about why we should eat things like chocolate, pasta, potatoes. apparently there are a number of things that we always think of as forbidden that actually have some positives for us. we're going to find out how we can possibly lose weight and still eat them. we're also going to meet some interesting preache ecreat waiting for us inside, not the stage crew. in this case, something called an ichidna. >> is that what that is? >> i think that's the horn bill if i'm mott mnot mistaken. it's going to be very interesting. and a little later on, we've got "today's professionals" in the house. they'll be weighing in on everything from whether people are born nice to a new friend. this one was actually already done by donny deutsch. it's the he-max bikini waxes for men.
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>> so maybe donny's going to reveal all coming up. >> oh! i don't think so. what else is coming up? let's move on. >> okay. on a more serious note, as parents, i think all of us have had that conversation with our kids, what to do when they're approached by a stranger. this is such an important conversation and topic that we need to talk with our kids. i put my own son, josh, to the test in a special "dateline: my kid would never do that." i think you'll see i was stunned. it's an emotional outcome. you'll see what happens. much more tomorrow on "today." >> and on "dateline." >> good for you, natalie, for reporting that story. meantime, let's get a check of the morning's weather from mr. roker. >> let's look ahead to the all-important weekend starting with tomorrow. we've got a risk of strong storms from north texas on into iowa. wet weather along the west coast. sunny and mild along the eastern seaboard. for saturday, we're expecting a risk of strong storms from texas all the way up into parts of
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wisconsin. sunny and cool in the pacific northwest. sunny and mild along the east coast. sunday sunday! some rain through northern new england. maybe even from folks visiting boston. we're looking at some risk of some strong storms. texas on into missouri. sunny and mild along the west coast. that's what's going on around the taking a look at the blue sky over sunol, hard to imagine this came through earlier this morning and we still have aftermath out on your local roadways. some cities picked up almost 2 inches of rain over the course of three or four hours. through the second half of the day, definitely a quieter situation. but we have the possibility for pop-up thunderstorms just about all day. tomorrow on and off showers. finally sunshine and 70s for the second half of your weekend. and that's your latest weather. let's check in, what's uncle willie doing down in florida?
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oh, willard? >> we want to thank all the lovely people south seas island resort for this beautiful setting. and thank god for the land around it and the water. how nice. captiva island, can't beat it. happy birthday from smucker's. louis tognoli from fayetteville, arkansas. he loves taking pictures of wild animals in his yard. he's got a squirrel and got one of those little things there that you can't believe. unbelievable. ava smith, take a look at her from carmichael, california. 100 years old today. enjoys playing all kinds of games, but more so the piano and working on crossword puzzles. that's good for the old mind. i need that myself. willie, i love willie boy. come here, willie. willie ransom. he is from north south carolina. 100 years old today, loves spending time with his family
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and still enjoys his garden very much. that's good. i love that. gardening is great. we have irene colucci from hempstead, new york. 100 today. irene is an excellent cook, and her family is excellent eaters. so the combination is fabulous. and take a look at charlie bell of ramer, alabama. charlie is a proud world war ii veteran and also believes in the good lord. you can't beat the combination. and finally, we have lester shaffer of douglas, michigan. 103 years old. also a world war ii veteran. and a passionate man when it comes to his garden. and from sunny florida, back to new york. >> all right, willard, thank you so much. coming up, talking about your college decision-making. the deadline is up. we're going to help you help your child make the right
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choice. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ back now at 8:37 with "education nation today." most high school seniors have until the end of the month to decide which college to attend in the fall. is there anything you can do if your kid didn't get into their first choice? monica enzer is the dean of admissions and financial aid at hamilton college. director of undergraduate admissions at the university of michigan. good morning to both of you. the issue of the wait list, we do have a lot of kids who are going to be wait-listed. i wonder, monica, is there anything you can do? what are the chances if you're wait-listed that you're eventually going to get in? >> i'm glad you asked. this is a very popular question that people like us get all the time right now. i think families are prepared to be admitted or denied, but the wait list feels a little funny for them. each school is different. i think you need to check your decision letter and check with the school and their philosophy
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and get a sense of whether or not they want to hear from you or not. some schools do. and follow that and go for it especially if it's your top choice. don't do that with nine schools. but if, in fact, you love a college and you're on the wait list, you should feel okay that the school really liked you a lot. if they had more spots, they probably would have admitted you. and they team like you could be successful on campus or they wouldn't have put you on the wait list. >> there are extreme examples. cornell puts almost 3,000 kids on their wait list. not one got accepted. >> well, the process itself, it's kind of weird for families because what we do is, we have a target each year about how many kids we want to admit. and we do it for all the right reasons. we want to admit them so that we have class space. we want to admit so they can have residence halls, and they have a quality life. so what we do, we say, here's the number of students we want to admit. if after one we don't receive enough deposits, then we go and go through our wait list, our deferred students.
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and then that number might be one, but it might be 41, it might be 201, depending on the school, depending on the year, depending on the needs of that particular college. >> let's say you're rejected outright, monica. is there anything you can do to be reconsidered the following year? they talk about a gap here. does that make any sense? >> sometimes a gap year can make sense. first of all, on the topic of being rejected, something we all could learn how to deal with a little bit better, but students should know as part of the college admissions process, my experience is that students actually get -- they can be sad for a little bit, and they get over it. and probably a little more resilient than their parents. and parents -- my advice to them is it's okay to be disappointed in the decision, but don't be disappointed in your child. >> right. let's talk about financial aid, ted. if you're given a financial aid package from one school, can you go to another school and say, hey, school "a" is offering me this. can you sweeten the pot a little bit? >> i think for the most part, negotiation is not a day-to-day routine type of thing. i think that most of the public
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universities, when they give you a package, that is it. so some of the private schools, they will negotiate in some cases, but i think for the most part, negotiation is not what you should rely on as part of the way to get financial aid. the way you get financial aid really is to file the federal forms. it's based on your family income. then they decide how much money. and i would recommend that every family file that form because no matter how much your family earns, they still may have an opportunity to get some money from the university. >> monica, there's going to be some lucky kids who get into multiple schools. so once -- if you're in that seat, how do you start deciding? what do you tell kids to do if they're going to start picking from the litter? >> well, i think you need to sit down as a family and have a conversation. narrow down your options to the places you're going to be happy and think about fit. think about where you'd be happy, where you'd thrive, the best learning environment where the resources are available to you and where you're going to have a great education and a good life at the end of the four
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years. and your relationship is not just four years, it's long term. go back and visit. spend a lot of time, go off the admission tour rigoute. go to the dining hall. >> in addition to talking to alums and so forth? >> in addition to talking to alums. this is the time to talk to your parents. they may have attended college and they may have good reasons why this may be the right choice. talk to friends and relatives who also have attended college and ask that question. what was it that helped you make that final decision? a lot of times that will work for you as well. >> finally, there's always rankings. i'm sure you guys love hearing about rankings. taken too seriously, or is it a legitimate tool for families? >> i'm not a huge fan of the rankings, as you might imagine. if there is a time and place for them in the college admission process, and there may be, this is not it. i think at this point in the process, you need to think about, again, the place that's the best fit. you need to find your own measuring stick. you need to be at the place where you're going to be happiest. and whether the school is ranked 12th or 42 shouldn't matter continue it should be the place that will serve you best and ultimately you'll do better
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because of that. >> use the rankings as a guide to look at colleges and not as the only college that you can attend if they're in the top 10, 20, top 100. it's a great resource. but to say that most of the people in america attended some of the best, best, best schools, and that's the only reason they're successful, there are really many, many great schools out there, and there are many, many folks who will do well at those schools. >> it's a stressful time. our thoughts with everybody going through it. monica, ted, thanks so much. >> thank you, carl. inch co coming up next, five forb forbidden foods under be eating. but first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪ so, this is delicious okay... is this where we're at now, we don't care anymore? we just eat whatever tastes good? excuse me?
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[ man ] like these sweet honey clusters, they're awesome so no way they're good for you. but i guess that's okay right? actually there's a half a day's worth of fiber in every ... why stop at cereal? ya know? cancel the gym membership. bring on the pork chops and the hot fudge. fantastic. are you done sweetie? yea [ male announcer ] fiber beyond recognition. fiber one.
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"today's step to a healthier you" is brought to you by walgreens. >> back now at 8:45. and this morning on "small steps to a healthier you," the five forbidden foods that you should be eating. research suggests that some of the things that many of us avoid
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can actually help us stay fit. well, sara jane bedwell is a registered dietitian and also a blogger for "self" magazine. good morning. >> good morning. >> boy, this is amazing. i love this list because, first of all, it starts with chocolate. >> yes. and i cannot wait to tell you about this. but it's not just chocolate. it's chocolate for breakfast. and research has shown that people who include a sweet light chocolate with their breakfast lose an average of 40 more pounds and keep it off longer than people who eat small low-carb breakfasts. >> and when you say for breakfast, does that mean as opposed to having it for lunch? >> right. >> or having it for dinner? >> exactly. >> eat it first thing in the morning. >> first thing in the morning. >> how much you eat matters. >> it does. >> dark? >> dark is great because you get the antioxidant benefits as well. really in the study, it was just any type of sweet or chocolate. >> this amount here. okay. >> a fourth of a cup is a good portion for our ooey gooey oatmeal.
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we're keeping it balanced as well. >> you're doing that as well with this chocolate peanut butter. >> exactly. now, i would prefer the oatmeal just because you get a little more bang for your buck in terms of portion size here. but this is another option, and maybe you'd combine it with a nonfat latte to get a little protein extra as well. >> you talk about balance. it's about not having yourself be on a major sugar high, right? >> exactly. right. you want to stabilize those blood sugar levels and you want it to stay with you until lunch. >> i really like talking to you because you're an enabler. >> yes. >> that pasta, everyone loves pasta. now, i'm surprised this would be on the list. >> yeah. well, you know, a lot of people avoid it because it's high in carbs. but the truth is we need carbs. and the great thing about pasta is it's relatively low in calories. a cup only has about 200 calories, and it's 70% water. and the reason that's important is because research shows us that fluid-filled foods help us to stay fuller longer so we actually eat less. >> and the funny thing here is,
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the serving size, it looks a lot bigger in the bowl. >> yes. if somebody gave me this for dinner, i'd be angry. that's not enough food. >> you're talking about the one in the cup. >> that's actually the same amount of pasta as we have here. >> as we have here. >> but my trick is to add the veggies and lots of tomato sauce. you're adding nutrition and you're bulking up your portion size. >> okay. more good news. you say it's a good idea to eat steak. >> yes. >> we still can stay fit and lose weight? >> yes. this is my husband's absolute favorite food. so i made a deal with him. if he could remember two things, we could include it in our healthy diet. so the two things are to keep the portion about the size of the palm of your hand like this sirloin steak here. and the second is to keep it lean. do you know how many cuts of lean beef there are? >> no, i have no idea. >> there are 29. can you believe it? >> i don't. >> i won't make you learn 29, but if you can remember the words loin and round, that will help you find the lean cut. >> there you go. you also say on top of that that we can have cheese. >> where he. and this is one of these foods,
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i have to have a little cheese every day. i don't know about you, but it is so good. a lot of times we've known that the calcium benefit of cheese, you know, to help our bones be strong, but now we know that if we don't get enough calcium, that can allow the body to release calcitrol. if we get enough calcium by eating calcium-rich foods, then we can actually prevent that from happening. >> but it is an extremely high-fat food, so it's all about portion size. >> it's about portion. so one to two ounces a day is kind of what you're shooting for. and really, i love these little pre-packed options or maybe like the cheese sticks that we put in kids' lunches, that kind of thing, it makes it easy to control the portion. >> the portion. okay. >> yeah. >> lastly, but definitely, i mean, my goodness, who doesn't love potatoes. you say we can have them, but is that a lot? tell me how. i'm so excited. >> yeah. i grew up eating potatoes from
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my grandfather's garden. i'm not going to give them up and you shouldn't either. potatoes are the way to go. in a study of a lot of different foods to find which ones kept people fullest longest, powe pate toe potatoes came out on t. keep it about the size of your fist. >> this one might be a little too large. two-thirds of that would be good? >> like if you're at a restaurant, half it with a friend. >> sara jane bedwell, some really interesting tips. yes, we can talk about chocolate for breakfast. next, unique critters that have taken over our studio. but [ man ] did we get anything good?
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sweetie i think you need a little extra fiber in your diet. fiber makes me sad. oh common. i dare you to taste one hint of fiber in fiber one. oh, i'd be able to tell. why don't i just eat this bag? and how can you talk to me about fiber when you are eating a candybar. you enjoy that. i am. [ male announcer ] fiber beyond recognition. fiber one.
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♪ hey i heard you were a wild one ♪ ♪ ooh ooh this morning on "today's call of the wild," unique animals from around the world. seaworld and busch gardens parks use rescued ambassador animals to teach people about the wild variety of life on earth. and julie scardina is their animal ambassador. >> who's this? >> this is henry. boy, you talk about cute, this is about as cute as you can get. >> north american river otter. >> that's right. and he's only about 2 1/2, 3 months old right now. he was rescued -- he was actually found at just 3 weeks old. underneath a church. his family had obviously kind of taken off and left him behind. at 3 weeks old, he certainly couldn't have fended for himself.
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>> we've got a bottle around here somewhere, right? when did he get off the bottle? >> what did we do with the bottle? did it fall on the floor? >> how long before he can be on his own, julie? >> right over here? >> he's, like, give me that thing. >> wow! >> he's hungry. >> waiting for that. >> julie, what's the difference between the river otter and the sea otters we see? >> that's a great question, al. you know, sea otters are a lot bigger than the river otters even though this guy will end up being about four times this size when he's full grown. but sea otters are primarily obviously ocean animals. they spend just about all their time in the ocean. you are just a little greedy this morning. and this guy is more terrestrial. he definitely is a freshwater otter although they can be coastal. they're found all across the united states. >> his fur is so soft and beautiful. that's really key to their survival? >> that's exactly right. especially for the northern otters. they've got to survive in
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freezing temperatures. >> right. >> and they swim underneath the water. they can swim for about eight minutes underneath the surface, and they'll go underneath ice in order to catch the fish and crayfish and all the other animals they eat. >> wow! >> he's a healthy eater. >> fish, crayfish, frogs, just about anything that they can find. >> baby alligators? >> yes, they do. >> no. >> yeah, they will take out alligators. not at this age, but eventually he certainly will. >> well, this guy, i think, might. >> prey on adult otters as well. >> let's go ahead and put those in the habitat there. >> not a porcupine or a hedgehog. >> this is one of the most unique animals in the entire world, you guys. this is an egg-laying mammal. and if you've ever thought about the lessons you had when you were in biology in sixth grade and you learned that mammals
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give birth to live young, not these guys. >> and they have a pouch, right? >> yeah. the female. we've got two different -- they're both about a year old. they'll be growing until they're about 3 to 5 years old. they're feeding on that. but these guys are so unique. they have so many amazing little characteristics. this is the male right here. he doesn't have a pouch. >> okay. all righty, then. >> they have a strange courtship ritual, right? >> they do. the male will follow the female around for up to six weeks trying to mate. >> you've done that, haven't you? >> there have been following them. they call it a train. you make the choice, make the selection and she'll go with that. >> one more you've got?
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>> puggles. >> we're running out of time. >> and we're going to have him fly right to your arm. ambali. >> oh! >> very nice, ambali. this is a beautiful horn bill. >> julie, beautiful. we have to go. julie scardina, thank you very much. much more including "today's professionals" after your local news. good morning to you. it's 8:56 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. a search for a suspect this morning after a bar fight turns deadly. two men were shot in the head last night at a fairfield bar near travis air force base called perk's place. one man died at the scene. the other is in critical condition.
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police say an argument between two groups went out of control and two people were shot. looking for a clearing in the crowds today. let's see if we're going to get it checking in with meteorologist christina loren. >> we are just about everywhere except for oakland where we have a severe thunderstorm cell that rolled through. falling apart at this point. but reports of lightning, heavy downpours just about everywhere. and reports of hail as well. we'll keep thunderstorms in the forecast all day. 58 by friday. ♪
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so, this is delicious okay... is this where we're at now, we don't care anymore? we just eat whatever tastes good? excuse me? [ man ] like these sweet honey clusters, they're awesome so no way they're good for you. but i guess that's okay right? actually there's a half a day's worth of fiber in every ... why stop at cereal? ya know? cancel the gym membership. bring on the pork chops and the hot fudge. fantastic. are you done sweetie? yea [ male announcer ] fiber beyond recognition. fiber one.
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back now wit back now with more of "today" on this thursday morning, the 12th of april, 2012. man, we have a lot of nice people outside today. we're really surrounded by a tremendous amount of kp. coming up, a very serious story we've been talking about. at the top of the broadcast. we're going to talk about it comes up as well. that's about george zimmerman who's now in police custody,
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accused of second-degree murder for the death of trayvon martin. he'll be in court a little bit later on today, formally charged with this crime. so his new attorney says he will plead not guilty. we're going to get details on that. savannah, you're also going to talk about this case with today's professionals. >> the professionals are here. we'll talk about the george zimmerman case. whether he will get a fair trial in florida. we'll shift gears with the team a little bit and talk about a new study that finds there is a night gene. does anyone on our panel have it? we'll investigate. also, if going to europe has always been your dream vacation but the likelihood of going to paris or to london is about as likely as going to mars, your dream may now be in reach. we're going to show you how to make europe fit into your budget this summer. >> even though prices are up. some great ideas. once you decide on your trip you want to gussy yourself up. bobbie thomas is here to show you how not the break the bank.
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must-have accessories for the season. they are very affordable. >> thanks a lot, al. let's go inside and get a check of the morning's top stories. we've got natalie with us. >> good morning, you guys. good morning, everyone. george zimmerman makes his first court appearance now that he's being charged with second-degree murder in the death of trayvon martin. his attorney says he'll plead not guilty. earlier today his mother was asked what she wants to hear from zimmerman. >> a person should apologize when they really -- when they're actually remorseful for what they've done. i believe it was an accident. i believe that it just got out of control. and he couldn't turn the clock back. >> she says she's happy that zimmerman has been arrested and that he, in her words, will be held accountable. jury selection is starting today in north carolina in the trial of former presidential
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candidate john edwards. he's facing six criminal counts. prosecutors say almost $1 million in secret payments made by two campaign donors helped edwards hide his pregnant mistress during the 2008 campaign. edwards denies knowing about the payments. police in beverly hills have officially closed their investigation into the death of whitney houston after finding no evidence that a crime occurred. the coroner ruled earlier that her drowning death was accidental. the fda wants drug companies to help limit the use of antibiotics routinely mixed with feed given to farm animals. scientists say the practice has contributed to a surge in dangerous drug resistant bacteria. a new report finds about 23% of babies born in the u.s. are born to unmarried couples living together. that's up from 14% ten years ago. the cdc report did not suggest a reason for the jump. first lady michelle obama was on the colbert report last night promoting her joining forces initiative which honors and supports u.s. troops and their families. and joking a little bit about the presidential campaign as
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well. >> the first time you were on my show, you were not the first lady. now you are. >> yes. >> that's called the colbert bump. welcome. welcome. do you ever lord over the president, the fact that you're more popular than he is? do you ever say, like, hey, watch it or i might not campaign for you? >> i might try that when i get home. >> no worries, though. she also officially endorsed her husband. imagine if she didn't. it is now four minutes past the hour. let's go back outside to al with a check of your weather. >> thank you, nat. we got a nice group here including a student welder? wow. that's pretty cool. what do you weld? >> just pieces of metal, i guess. >> that's a good thing to weld. ice cream would be difficult. thank you so much. let's see what's happening as far as your weather. first of all, we've got a risk of severe storms from central texas all the way up to north platte, nebraska. could see some tornadoes developing out of this system on
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the radar. out west we've got a lot of wet weather from santa maria, monterey. interior mountain snow. cascades, we're talking about -- i should say the sierra, anywhere from 1 to maybe even 1 1/2 feet of snow before it's all over. that's what' good morning to you. well, the showers have eased up quite a bit from this morning and our temperatures are still cool enough for a jacket. keep that umbrella by your side throughout the day today as well. spotty activity still streaming onshore. we'll see isolated thunderstorms popping up as we head throughout this afternoon. more rain on the way tonight into tomorrow morning. we have a heavy round and friday starting to see improvement. on and off showers turning light by saturday morning. drying you out. 67 degrees. have a thans fantastic thursday. and that' and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you. now to today's professionals. our panel of power players
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weighing in on the hot topics of the day. star jones is an attorney and author. donny deutsche is chairman of thing a giant deutsche incorporated. dr. nancy snyder is nbc's chief medical editor. good morning. we have a lot to talk about. let's start with the george zimmerman case. he's now been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of trayvon martin. star, our lawyer, i'll start with you. do you think this prosecutor got the charge right? was it an overcharge? >> i think that prosecutors like to charge as high as they think that the evidence shows them right now. she obviously knows a lot more than the rest of us do. i think one thing that was extremely impressive is she now focused america's attention on justice and due process. that this process for her was really about taking care of the victims, protecting them, but now it shifts to making sure justice is done. and i was extremely impressed with her. >> which leads me to the next point. i don't think there can be any denying that public pressure is part of the reason we got to the
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point where a charge has been filed. donny, i'll put it to you. do you think public pressure has a role going forward? do you think it will affect what happens in a courtroom in florida? >> i think there's politics and there's law and there's the politics of law. clearly this had to go to trial. we don't know the details here. none of us know the details. clearly this is a case that needs a brighter light. and we're going to get it now. it's that simple. >> i'm hoping as this goes forward, i hear you talking about this through a legal lens, ooip n i'm not surprised by what's happened. i hope it allows us as a nation to talk about guns, this law enacted in florida in 2005, this stand your ground law, or how justifiable homicide cases have tripled since that law. i hope it allows this country to re-examine that. >> law enforcement really and truly has been taxed in the states that have stand your ground laws. one of the things we need to do is reject the premise of the question whether or not the public pressure is going to impact on the justice system.
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public pressure simply made a lightbulb go off in this case. that's what it did. >> obviously race is a huge part of it. does this heal or does this divide? i always wonder -- obviously, this has got to happen now. >> let me pick up on that. ultimately you would acknowledge this is a top case for me prosecutor. >> very much so. >> if you end wup an acquittal or coming up with a charge the martin family doesn't feel is sufficient, do you worry about this tinderbox? >> there's never going to be efficiently for the martin family. this is one thing as a prosecutor i'd like to impart to people. they lost their child. you're never going to make that right. what makes it right for them is that the person responsible for his death stands before a court of law and that a jury says yes or no. >> i want to go back to -- let's say it comes out in the trial that this young man was initiating things. well, then it cuts in another direction. then you get white people angry. so either way what's so
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upsetting about this -- >> we don't talk about race enough in this country. and that rate does matter. >> we don't tell the truth. we don't tell the truth about it. when they're in this trial, if you get to that point, what you should remember first of all as long as the facts and the truth come out, then justice actually is done. >> and people will see if florida has very expansivesunsh. likely to be a camera in the courtroom. jennifer love hewitt breast reduction. here's a change of pace. she took some pictures for publicity for her new show. she apparently in the first images had rather large breasts. they were then later reduced digitally. donny, i ask you, it is a racy show, actually. she plays, i think, a high-class escort. what do you think about that? >> i think, first of all, whatever they do it's fine. it's entertainment. i guess because it's lifetime and obviously a huge women audience, they probably figured a less voluptuous woman might
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not be as pushing away the audience, for lack of a better word. i have a feeling if this was on spike we'd see -- >> the promo said it was really about making sure when it appeared in a magazine in certain areas, it didn't offend people. this is the way she's going to look. >> sometimes it's sexier to cover up. >> no, it's not. >> yes, it is. >> no, it's not. wrong! >> this is digitally altered. it's not covering up. >> you're wrong. excuse me. you're like the porcupine from the previous segment. >> men like boobs. okay? can we deal with that? understand it, embrace it. >> i don't think that was the issue with the digital -- >> i just like saying that outloud. >> i want to ask her something else, too. there's something to be said for ageing gracefully and not showing everything to everyone. she's not 22, folks. t >> the premise of the show is she's a slut. let her look like a slut. >> let's move on to a really interesting topic.
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the nice person gene. there's a new study that suggests there may actually be a genetic aspect to human kindness. we have to start with our doctor. do you buy it? >> there is science behind it. there are also hormones. when a mother breast-feeds her baby there's a chemical call ee oxytocin. there is something to it. there's a nature versus nurture always when you raise a child. the nice gene and the chemicals that surge people, there is something to it. >> you got it. >> who knows. a function of your upbringing and your circumstances and your surroundings. >> you have to be trained to be kind, to say thank you, you know how your mom immediately turns to you and says thank you for the present. if you're the kind of kid that sort of kicked the neighbor when you didn't have the nice gene, you know. >> it's clearly you can teach. as somebody that has little kids, talk to any of my friends, they come out wired -- certain kids come out softer and
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sweeter. some more aggressive. >> who has the nice gene? >> i would have to say knowing all of us as well as i do, all four of us have it. >> oh, good. all right. we won't make it a question on today.com. >> that may be the most self-serving comment i have ever heard on national television. >> these three are very nice. our next topic, i can't believe we're doing it. the he-wax. apparently more and more men are waxing their nether regions. >> immediately go close -- okay, okay. >> donny, no personal anecdotes, please. but do you think that guys are doing this more? >> either i have to answer personally or not. >> i know men have been waxing backs and chests for a long time. >> that's not what we're talking about. >> why -- >> let him answer. >> you want the doctor first? >> it's no doctor issue. >> sure it is. did did the war on pubic hair
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start? >> new set of words. >> i don't get it. >> i get it. >> i don't get it. >> i will explain it. would you like for me to do this? >> yes. >> oh, god. where do i go from here. i don't know if my mother's watching. where did it start? i think most people, men and women, would say a more manicured thing is probably -- don't -- can we go to break? is probably more appealing. i think there's a difference. i think men who wax, that's a little creepy. scaping is one thing. waxing is for women. >> i don't think i should ask. what's the difference? >> one is you go to some place and they rip it off. the other is you do a little grooming. do you guys wax? >> none of your business. >> i'm out. >> just because you asked doesn't mean the question makes it right. there's a new show on tv, this magic city show about miami back in the day. they had to cast actresses who are not, shall we say, modernized with the war on pubic hair, as nancy would say.
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because most women do it nowadays no matter what. they're shaved there. >> in studies i've heard from men, not me, of course, an overwhelming majority of women are on the against side on the war on pubic hair. >> it's very western. it's not something the rest of the world thinks about, okay? >> the whole topic makes me uncomfortable. >> makes you want to itch. >> star jones, donny deutsche, dr. nancy. boy. still to come today, back with some harsh words. an exclusive interview on nbc. coming up next, making a european vacation affordable. some travel tips after these messages. hese messages. dry mouth definitely affected my self confidence. it's debilitating when you try to talk, when you're trying to eat, when you're trying to sleep. i'm constantly licking my lips. water would address the symptoms for just a few minutes. the hygienist recommended biotene. it's clean and refreshing, i feel like i have plenty of fluid in my mouth.
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>> you say stay off the beaten path. >> tuscany is beautiful but puglia is where you'll find value especially at a place called suite 68. for $120 a night you can stay at this amazing hotel. if you don't know puglia, this is 500 beautiful miles of coastline. and you'll get beautiful weather. it's incredibly charming and for only $120. >> you say thinking about a european hotel chain. >> a european hotel chain. in fact, if you don't know the european hotel chains, in the current issue, we have a whole list of them. one of my favorites is a chain across the uk. it's a french name in the uk chain. and i love the ones they have in edinboro, scotland. edinburgh is home to two of my favorite things, whiskey and men in kilts. >> you combine the two and you've got a party. >> especially where you're getting rooms for under $250 a night. and they have a beautiful wine
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cellar and even a chandelier. you are right in the medieval heart of edinboro. there are many sites. >> looking for a small boutique hotel. >> i love a boutique hotel because it feels like you're close to the ground. in paris, there's nothing better than staying at a charming property. and this hotel, you are a stone's throw away -- >> i love your accent today. >> you're a stone's throw away from the champs elysees. and one of the most expensive areas in paris. but you're also very close to all the department stores. i'm not trying to say a lot of french words. we're talking about paris. >> i know, i get it! >> what's great is in june they have their annual sale. if you want to save up to 70% on french fashions, this is the time to do it. and the hotel we're talking about has a beautiful garden that i love having breakfast in. and under $150, under $135 a night. >> very cool.
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and another way to save is air fare. and you've got a great tip. and i've got some friends who have done this. >> you love iceland. i know you were there a few years ago. iceland air is a great value option if you're trying to fly to europe. for $600 round trip, i found recent flights going to iceland from the u.s. what's great is then you can fly to continental europe from there. i would say don't go anywhere but to there. there are glaciers. there's a blue saga hotel. and for $150 a night, you can stay right in the heart of the city once again. but i think it's absolutely necessary to go out to the blue lagoon like you did. >> yes. >> and to have a day trip there. >> you're talking about some other cities that are less expensive. you like lisbon. >> i love lisbon. it's a beautiful city. and actually, the second largest growth industry is tourism. if you're looking for value, go
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to lisbon. amazing food, a beautiful port city. southern europe gets quite hot in the summertime. this, because of their location on the river and on the atlantic, they have incredible breezes. you're going to be cool and where you'll be extra cool is the sofitel lisbon. and you'll stay there for $222 a night. a gorgeous location once again. we picked all great hotels. >> if you want to skip the hotels altogether, you say rent a hotel -- an apartment. >> rent an apartment. you know, we've all got olympic fever these days. everyone wants to go to london. renting an apartment on a website at either windu or nineflat.com. i found an amazing charming flat in notting hill in the center of it all. the great thing, the owner says if you want recommendations, i'll give you recommendations so you get a personal touch. >> fantastic. thanks so much. i'll talk to you later on to get some more accents. coming up, the hottest
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looking, people are really out there trying and looking. >> lamar's family has just created a website called helpusfindsierralamar. when will that rain return? we'll get so that in just a moment. construction on b.a.r.t.'s extension to the south bay kicks off today in san jose. crews will break down on the future station on maybury road near highway 101. yesterday, the first b.a.r.t. car for the south bay was on display in san jose. the extension will connect b.a.r.t. tracks in fremont all the way to east san jose. the more than $3 billion project is expected to be finished in 2015. we'll look at the forecast for you after the break.
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welcome back. 9:28 now. monitoring some pretty impressive cloud formations out there. we have some cumulonimbus towers forming.
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thunderstorms will be pop-up and isolated in nature. 53 in livermore. holding on to the 50s for most of the day. # 60 inland. thunderstorms expected throughout the day today. by tomorrow, we'll see a lighter pattern but on and off showers continue through your friday. saturday, warming up to 71 degrees. lots of sunshine on tap for next week as well. if you had to stay indoors this week, the good news is, the sunshine, the 70s, back in the mix as of sunday. back to you, marla. >> we have something to look forward to. we'll be back with our next news and weather update in about 30 minutes. see you again at 9:56.
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people accusing her of having plastic surgery, well, she is fighting back. we'll have an exclusive interview coming up. >> good for her. >> good for her. she's not taking it sitting down. >> ashley, go! you don't have to buy a whole new wardrobe to get the hottest styles. we'll show you key accessories from shoes to sunglasses. they'll dress up any outfit. and let's go beyond spaghetti and meatballs. we want to show you how to create an italian feast featuring ricotto dumplings, eggplant parmesan and more. >> spaghetti and meatballs good, too. >> nothing wrong with that. let's have a look at our weather. >> starting tomorrow, if you're lucky enough to get a quick start, risk of strong storms from north texas on into iowa. wet weather along the west coast with mountain snows. on saturday, we've got sunny and mild conditions along the eastern seaboard. some showers along the florida coast. risk of storms from texas on into wisconsin. sunny and cool in the pacific
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northwest with showers in the southwest. sunday, sunday! looking at rain in new england. we're expecting sunshine in the pacific northwest. risk of strong storms texas into southern iowa with wet weather into the southern great lakes. that's what's going on aroun well, showers really starting to wind down at this point. but now our concern is to the development of thunderstorms thisorning. noticing out there looks like we'll see more of that activity heading throughout the next few hours at least. by this afternoon, accumulating enough warmth for stronger storms to fire off. as i widen out, you can see most of the moisture now centralized over the central valley. we'll hit about 60 degrees inland. over the weekend, drier around the bay area. hank you, al. coming up next, ashley judd fires back at the rumors about her appearance. she'll set the record straight right after these messages. ♪ [ sneezes ] [ male announcer ] if you have yet to master the quiet sneeze...
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>> that's right. this is ashley judd's first television interview since it all began. she didn't hold back, denying accusations she's had plastic surgery and taking her critics to task. >> reporter: ashley judd's certainly no stranger to the spotlight. >> you're going to call me, you might as well say something. >> reporter: she's enjoyed a thriving career in film and tv spanning two decades. but now the star is dealing with some unwanted headlines. >> i don't think that being a public figure makes it legitimate to criticize people the way they are currently criticized in this cultural climate. >> reporter: judd who turns 44 next week is fighting back against critics who recently called her face "puffy" while she made the rounds promoting her new tv series. >> if i didn't try acting as a younger woman, i never would. there was an incredibly nasty vitriolic and gloating tone about it. >> reporter: some concluded she's had work done like facial
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injections or even plastic surgery. >> so i look bad. i've had work. i look too good. i've had work. it hurt me. it really hurt -- it hurt my feelings. >> reporter: there's been absolutely no plastic surgery, the actress fires back. the puffiness was a result of prescription steroids taken when she was sick for more than a month with a sinus infection. >> i think that it's hatred of women that invites the criticism. i think it's the objectification of girls and women in this hypersexualization in our society that invites the criticism. it doesn't have anything to do with me really and how i look. >> reporter: the star who's married to race car champion dario franchitti says society unfairly scrutinizes a woman's appearance. >> we're taught not to admit how much it hurts. just, you know, go buy more hair spray, get back to the gym or buy another butt-clencher exercise dvd. that's how to undo the hurt when
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in fact, that's just contributing to the pain. >> reporter: a misogynistic culture objectifying women. says judd. >> my puffy-face moment is another person's big-butt moment. i think what happened to me is very common. it might look a little different in other people's lives because they may not be public figures. but we all go through it. >> and she goes on to say every battles a puffy-face moment. it's not just women fighting these unfair appearance expectations but that men are also bombarded with unrealistic masculine stereotypes. judd hopes that this sparks a larger conversation about body image which i think we would all like. go, go, go. >> a conversation worth having for sure. >> absolutely. good for her for speaking out. coming up next from bold belts to statement earrings, bobbie thomas is sheer, and she's got spring's sexiest accessories. but first, these messages. ♪ every little thing has meaning ♪ ♪ i woke up to a light bulb on ♪ every little thing is possible now ♪
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this morning on "bobbie's style buzz," easy and affordable ways to update your look from head to toe. "today" style editor and today.com's bobbie thomas has four of the biggest season accessory trends. bob bobbie, good morning. >> good morning. >> the first one is the cap toe which we saw all over the runway. >> yeah, celebrities have gone gaga for these. they've been wearing them everywhere. it's a shiny-towed tip. you think it's a small detail, but it can make a really big difference on your whole outfit. >> look at your outfit today. i love your shoes. >> i'm in sort of a plain dress. >> come over here. >> i'm wearing a plain dress. these are stuart weitzman. a little detail can add flair. it's almost like jewelry on your
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feet. so the cap toe is a smart way -- it's actually a big secret if you have jeans on or a casual legging on the weekend and you want to feel more dressed up, you can go to the cap toe. >> a little bling. >> you have them everywhere in every style. >> lots of price points. >> this is from zara, $89, bloomingdale's, calvin klein, michael kors has great options for work that look really smart. $24.99 at target, really comfortable. i love the metal toe cap. >> and the leather cap. >> these are great. these are the espadrilles. this is something new coming out next month from target. they'll be collaborating with local shops across the country. this is the webster from miami. >> i love that. so cute. >> they start at $7.99. fantastic. and some other flats that look really great. nine west and vince camuto. fantastic. >> now used to be the statement necklace was all the rage. but now it's all about the statement earring. these are popular on the runways, tee. >> yeah, designers instead of going for the big chunky
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necklace, you know, oscar de la renta, you see the model -- i think it's the viewer's right which is the marnie earring and then the pucci. you don't have to have the heavy hardware. in warm weather, that's great. i love that you're picking those up. >> they almost look sort of marniesque. >> these are $2. >> $2? >> $2jewelry.com. so you can really make a statement for just $2. i really love this. i think if you want just something at the office, you might not want to go as dramatic as, say, mine. >> some people may find it to be overwhelming, having a big earring. >> you can go for something a little more demure. you can also go for a stud that's oversized. but i do think that, you know, when you maybe five years ago if we talked about statement necklaces, women might have been, like, i'm not sure. but now everybody's into them. >> right. >> an earring is just an earring. you can choose the size you want. chico's has really great sophisticated organic options.
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jc penney, fantastic exotic ones in the gold. the metal category. and charmingcharlie.com. i love these. they're very fashion forward and colorful. great fashion jewelry, so inexpensive whether you're a teenager or if you want to get in on your teen's jewelry collection. >> and i guess if you're making a big statement with your jewelry, keep everything else minimalist. >> i love this for summer. you don't want a heavy necklace. you want to put your hair up. that dresses up shorts or a maxi dress. >> overing over to the wide belt, also making big statements, right? >> yes. you know, belts have been around, but bigger is better on the runway. >> cinch it. cinch it. >> you see balmain and gaultier and burberry. some women are, like, i don't know if i should do a belt because of my body shape. one of the trends that can work in your favor would be a corset style which is something like this that can kind of cheat the waist.
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that's something you can look for if you're afraid of a horizontal line. >> you have some really colorful ones, too. >> look at these from switch. they come in all different colors. the buckles are interchangeable. it's an inexpensive way to get in on the colorblocking trend. accessories in a store seem last on your list. you go for the clothing. but really, this is the best way to sort of stretch your wardrobe. go for something that's $20, you know, some of these are 10. this is $13, this really great belt that looks very -- >> totally changes the look of your wardrobe. >> totally changes a dress. hardware, bcb bchlbcbg. if you invest in a couple of belts, it will really change so many things you have in your closet. >> it's different every time. >> great for work, great for going out. i love that. >> next category, you call it the funny sunnis. it seems like anything is a go now with sunglasses, right? >> again, on the runway, editors really helped to tag this term funny sunnis.
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you see here, giles. these are really exaggerated, very lady gaga. >> very cat lady, yeah. >> i want to urge everybody at home, you don't have to have the basic pairs. those are robert verde sunglasses for less than $25. the pop of green. it's like having makeup or a scarf near your face. i love this cat eye trend that some people may be intimidated if you see in the store. >> they look great on you. wow! >> what's so good about this, it's an instant face-lift. it really lifts the cheekbone. you can get something that's a little more specific. or even if you go for your basic oversize that you like in black, what i like so much about these is that this translucent edge, we saw a lot of translucent on the runway, it's just kind of here on the side and looks soft, but it still has the black in the front. >> they look great. >> unexpected detail. >> here we have some great little neons. that neon trend. >> yeah. it's a good tip. pick something up classic and
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then go for trend in the color. try not to do both, the new shape and the color. and those are some of my favorite fashion eyewear from icueyewear.com. all of $21.95. and really great. you can feel the weight. it's heavy, it's fun, and it can really be the grab and go accessory. no makeup needed. you're out the door. >> i like them a lot. bobbie thomas as i try to read this. find more on bobbie's style buzz at today.com. up next,co okin
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restaurant with a grass roof. >> we have a new york city park on the roof. >> cool. we're making a really interesting dish. it's nudie with a broccoli rabe pesto. >> it's a naked ravioli. it's a ravioli filling with no pasta. >> oh, cool! all right. broccoli rabe as a pesto. that's kind of interesting. >> right. we take the hearts or the florets of the broccoli and separate them from the leaves. the leaves we blanch. and then make a traditional pesto substituting the blanched leaves what you would normally use basil for. so it's the blanched broccoli rabe leaves. >> right. >> roasted garlic puree. >> mmm. that looks pretty tasty. >> and then we use a little bit of salt. a little bit of pepperoncino or chili, pepper. >> and did you pan roast the
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pine nuts? >> yeah, we just toast them in the oven. a little bit of pine nut. and then enough olive oil to get it running in the cuisinart. >> whatever your food processor of choice is. and it's something that looks a little like this? >> right. this is the finished product. >> mm-hmm. now, the nudie, how do you make this? >> it's a mixture of two different types of ricotta, sheep's milk and cow's milk. grated parmesan cheese, salt and nutmeg. all that goes into the kitchenaid to mix it. and then it goes into a piping bag. and then you pipe these -- i don't know, they're about the size of a hershey kiss, these dumplings, into flour. >> wheat flour? regular flour? >> this is 00 flour which is a very fine flour that we use for pasta. so you pipe the dumplings in.
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and then cover them in the flour. and they sit in here for two days. >> two days. in the refrigerator? >> in the refrigerator. and then after two days, this is the -- this is the finished product. >> this is not something you're going to whip up on the spur of the moment. >> no, you can make it in advance. >> uh-huh. could you freeze those? >> the good news -- at this point, they can go into the freezer. then you would just take them out a day before you want to serve them. >> cool. so you've got your nudies. >> so the flour forms a shell on the dumpling. and then you want to dust off the flour. they get dropped into simmering water. >> now, how do you know when they're done? >> well, you'll see, they'll bob to the top after about 30 to 45 seconds. and then they're done. >> that's it. >> that's it. >> so you don't want to overcook your nudie. >> don't overcook your nudie. >> never do that. once you do that, now you've got it in a pan here. >> yep. this is the pesto.
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these are the poached dumplings. and then we go onto the plate. and at the restaurant -- can you pass me the florets? so this is a very, very popular dish at the restaurant. >> that is fantastic. and what else did you bring, chef? >> we brought three other items for the restaurant. you're just going for it, huh? >> that looks delicious. >> and the last step is the garlic tips. >> yummy. >> mushrooms over there. >> roasted mushrooms, eggplant parmesan and our focaccia. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. coming up, "ambush makeovers" for some lucky ladies in our crowd. >> after your local news and weather. in
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good morning. it's 9:56. i'm marla tellez. a search for suspects this morning after a bar fight turns deadly. two men were shot in the head
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last night at a fairfield bar near travis air force base. the place is called perk's place. one man died at the scene. the other is in critical condition. place say an argument between two groups got out of control and someone opened fire. investigators say they are looking for more than one suspect. there's a new effort under way to protect the south bay shoreline from what one superintendenter is calling an inevitable katrina. many areas around the shoreline are below sea level, as much as 13 feet below in some places. those areas include homes, schools and corporate campuses such as facebook and google. today community leaders will call for $1 billion in funding to build new levees and restore weslands to protect vulnerable areas from flooding. flooding earlier on, let's check the forecast now with meteorologist christina loren. >> we're getting a little bit of a break at this point. but we're expecting these thunderstorms to continue as we push on shore. as we head throughout the day
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today, we'll be monitoring the situation for you. temperaturing creeping up slowly but surely. up to 59 degrees. the warmth will contribute to the formation of those thunderstorms. we're expecting even more activity as weead through this afternoon. as i widen out for you, you can see the bulk of the moisture pushing into the valley. a few isolated showers through the east bay. friday, on and off showers. heavy rain in the morning, turning more spotty later in the afternoon and lightening up. saturday, drying you out. by sunday, we hit the 70s. warmer conditions kicking off next week. dry springlike weather is just around the corner, just two more wet days to get through first. back to you, marla. >> thank you, christina. in the meantime, check us out on facebook. search nbc bay area. we'll be back at 10:26.
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captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello, everybody. welcom to thirst day thursday. it is april 12th. we're so happy that you're with us today. >> we sure are. we had quite the day yesterday. >> i'm exhausted, hoda. it is not from old age. >> joe mchale from the soup is always pounding on us. >> we give him apparently a lot to work with. >> if you guys remember -- we
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actually visited the soup but he came on our program and attempted to embarrass us so let's take a listen. >> why do you continue to mock our show? >> have you seen your show? >> no. we make a point not to watch it afterwards. >> this is lightweight stuff what i'm doing here. >> we got a call about a week ago. >> that joel is going to be taking one of his shows, "the soup," here in new york and would we come on and guest host with him. well, it was a mistake. >> take a look. >> are you two doing here? >> we've been hired to spruce up this show. we heard you need some help. >> it's like watching dried paint. >> don't you mean watching paint dry. >> no, in that case the paint is actually doing something. >> why are you picking on my show? >> have you seen your show? >> bam! we are even!
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>> hoda -- >> cheers. >> full glasses. >> you're a good guy, conan. >> yes, you are. >> this is an actual courtroom show. i swear. >> don't even think about it. think about it. >> brings us to our clip of the week. >> i have a post menopausal [ bleep ]. >> you can guess what he said. >> yes. you know what? he is an absolute doll. he is a lot of fun. sometimes those shows can come off very snarky and mean spirited. in actuality -- i hope this doesn't destroy his control career -- he is a very sweet guy. >> he can think on his feet. it was on last night. "the soup" airs wednesday night -- >> unless it's being canceled after we were on. >> that's happened before. before we go on to "the voice," people send us stuff all the time. lots of times it is fun because it is very interesting stuff.
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but yesterday somebody sent these to me. i told you all about it. except there were about ten of these all stacked in. >> those are huge honkin' -- >> they went like hotcakes around because everybody was grabbing. i said, wait, you got to save three so i had hold these babies up. these are by shapeeez, called the unbelievebra. i thought what are they thinking? these are gargantuan. until i tried them on and they were too small! >> they get rid of the back fat. smooths it all out. do you like them? >> these are a small dd. anybody? ladies from "the voice" come on in here. look, we happen to have three of them. >> hi. who do we have with us? erin, carla and kim. >> by the way, the show is a
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home run. "the voice" is nbc's number one show. we are so excited. we are so bummed that you guys got voted off. how did you handle that? >> i felt like it was a really great learning experience for me. i learned a lot and i made a lot of great friends. >> the positive. cup half full. >> this is the way i see it. by the way, are those mimosas? >> no, it is a bourbon drink. tax return. you get a return on something if you take a sip of that. >> i like where this is going. no. it was such a good experience and the exposure we got from it is priceless and so, yeah. >> lead to other things for you. >> kim, you rocked it. come on. >> i just look at it as part of the destiny. i was hoping that it wouldn't be get another stepping stone but it is okay. >> if you're a cast-off, i want you guys to take a listen to the women we have right here with us on the stage because the cast-offs can sing like crazy.
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do you guys have a little something -- >> let's just remember jennifer hudson at one time was considered a -- >> cast-off. >> let's hear something, baby. ♪ i i'm so in love with you ♪ >> almost as good as the president. ♪ whatever you want to do ♪ is all right with me >> all right, we have to go on. head on down. >> sorry! ♪ turn down the light ♪ turn down the bed ♪ turn down these voices inside my head ♪ >> good girl! >> bonnie raitt! ♪ tell me something good ♪ tell me that you love me yeah ♪ >> give us a little more! little more! >> all three!
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♪ tell me something good >> a big round of applause. >> and a parting gift for everyone. >> you guys, thank you for coming to see us. >> if they're too big, be happy. "the voice" airs monday at 8:00 p.m. and tuesdays at 9:00. we have news about britney spears -- speaking of these singing shows. the x factor may -- britney may be a judge. papers are saying $15 million. >> what do you want for a part-time job? >> i mean that's unbelievable. >> here's -- simon cowell has had a miss a little bit with this "x factor." it is not a smash hit everybody thought it was going to be but it certainly is working for them. they'd like to get more attention. how do you get more attention? they got attention by letting the two judges go, paula abdul and nicole -- i can never say her last name. and letting go the host.
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now the big news is, who's going to be the host? so they get all the attention. then they get somebody like a britney that is not only a household name, she's an international star. and she's a bit of an unknown quantity in that you don't know what she's going to say. so you get a little bit paula abdul "uh-oh" and she's beautiful to look at like jennifer lopez. >> i don't know if it is true. i don't believe everything i read but it makes you wonder that her fiance -- a good guy -- part of the deal would also be for him to be one of the executive producers of the show. that's the kind of deals people do these days. it is not just the money, it's all the behind-the-scenes stuff. >> i'll be interested how she is on that, if she takes it. the show "off their rockers". >> can you please put it on earlier? i mean come on, i am off my
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rocker and we go to bed. >> it's on at 8:00. >> still a little late. i'd like it at 7:00, please. this is like an older people's "candid camera," they spoof -- >> why did i think it was on at 10:00? >> because you're always sleeping. >> let's roll the first clip. >> you guys valet? >> huh? >> wipe it down, will you? [ bleep ]. >> you got to be ridding right now. >> are you kidding me right now? >> no. >> excuse me. hi. you know, they used to make these eggs in a carton of six. >> really? >> yeah. look. can you hold this, please? i mean there's 12 of them. i don't need 12. i'm single. i mean really. why would i need this?
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>> i don't know but this is awesome. >> one more. >> am i wrong, did we see that lady before? she's one of their regulars. >> she may be one of their regulars. >> that's going to be the trouble. people are going to start recognizing them if they're up at 8:00 watching and see them coming. you ready for a little muse snick. >> it's thursday thirst day. >> before we get to the song, i like to give a little pre-game. this is a guy who's telling a girl that he's in for the long haul. he's not just "a drive-by." it's been train. i only -- look. >> i love train. >> the chorus is what i've selected. >> thank you. >> hello! >> thank you. >> all right. let's roll it.
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>> usually i love train. >> they tweeted us today and they were excited! >> love 'em. love 'em. >> we love train. >> i do. i just said. think they're really, really -- i think they can do better than that. okay. hoda, is it okay for wealthy celebrities to play the lottery? >> you say i think wealth has nothing do with it. we all have dreams and who knows what they would do with the money if they won.
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>> yeah. and hodie said -- or hoba -- i think it is okay. everyone should have the opportunity to lose. >> i've been buying those $1 scratch-offs. you get nothing on those. >> imagine if you gave that $20 to a worthy cause or to somebody hungry on the street. >> it is unreally unkind to say that. allrightee! it's that time of the program. they went from -- >> this, to -- that. >> we can't tell you the ending. >> but we can show you right after this -- >> or that. >>
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it is time for "today's plaza "ambush makeovers."" that's when two lucky ladies get plucked from the plaza and whisks into our palace of pretty for a whole new look. >> wow! our resident makeover team today, contributor and stylist to the stars, louis licari la-la-la-la-la. and "us weekly" contributor and author, jill martin. >> tell us about the crowd today. >> the spring weather is here so you can just imagine. tons of ladies. it's cold but it's sunny, it's bright. it feels good. >> it is cold for an egyptian but it is nice for us. >> careful! >> let's start off with our first lucky lady, tammy salsa. she's 46 years old from california.
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she's too businey balancing her full time job and two daughters to take care of herself so her daughters begged us to take care of her for a change. >> i know you're here looking at colleges which is so nice but you want to give a gift to your mother. tell me why she deserves that. >> well, she does a lot for us. she has been raising me and my triplet sisters for a really long time. she is a single mommy and it's just really cool to be here. she watches the show all the time and this is just a really great experience for her and she deserves it. >> you and triplets? you look great already. we're going to make you look fabulous. and their last name is salsa. are you going to dance out for your reveal? >> we're going to salsa on out. >> are you ready to go? >> i am. thank you very much. this is wonderful. >> we are excited. emily has her blindfold on. here's tammy salsa before. tammy, come on out an see the new you. come on, tammy.
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>> wow! looks great. you ready? are you ready, emily? >> oh, my god. >> tammy, are you ready to see what she's "oh my godding" about? spin right around. >> oh, my god! it's genetic. >> you look awesome. >> my goodness! >> what a great, beautiful haircut. >> isn't this great? the whole thing is tammy doesn't care her of herself. she's a single mom with triplets and yet another child. >> we see how she got triplets now. >> that's exactly true. this was like -- i wish i could have given you a day of beauty but it was an hour of beauty because of course it was "ambush makeover." >> emily, tell us about what you think. >> she looks awesome. she looks like ten years younger. >> you really do! >> this is -- jamie did the
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haircut. of course unido did the makeup. >> the dress is so fun. >> i wanted to stick with the salsa thing so that she could really dance in. this is by maggie london. as we go into spring -- we love the shoes, new talbots. >> i'm in awe right now. everybody was so fun and so nice and look out, ladies, mama's coming home! >> big round of applause for tammy. our second lady, ann clark, 53 from virginia. her 14-year-old daughter knows more about makeup than she us so now that she's 50, she's decided to grow up and start using it. >> another mommy-daughter but this one is a little nervous. i know mom's in a state of shock. i'll ask you -- why do you think she deserves this? >> she's a really great mom and works really hard to support our family and stuff like that. >> and tell me what you hope to get out of this, if you can even
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talk right now. >> a new look would be fun. line of up my look would be fun. >> well i promise you that. are you ready to go? >> i am. i'm ready to go. >> all right. ann is here with her daughter heather and their friends, clair, emma and ellen. let's take one last look at ann clark before and she what our crack team's done with her. come on out, ann. >> oh, my gosh! >> no, no -- don't turn around yet! >> stay right here. don't move. >> did jerry give her our wine? >> all right, ladies. take off your blindfolds, please. >> all right, ann. turn around now, darling, and you can see. >> oh, my gosh! >> you look awesome. >> oh, my gosh. >> you look great. spin right around, look right here. >> louis, tell us about that.
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that's not the same person, louis. >> no. the new blonde is brown. but the funny thing is ann is actually playing hookie today for her makeover. >> that's all right. nobody will recognize her. >> and again that's a layered haircut with movement by dana and just natural looking makeup. >> beautiful! and this outfit is so trendy and sexy. >> all the basics she has. not your daughter's jeans, nydj. >> look at heather. are you freaking? >> heather, are you proud of your mom? >> yeah. she looks amazing. totally different like look for her. >> she's like rocking it, right? >> she sure is. where's tammy salsa? ladies, great makeovers. >> louis and jill as usual, everybody, thanks! >> up next, oh baby, it is a double dose of "webtastic" videos right after this. >> nice job! imetime.
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reviews come out for this thing you're not going to be able to get a seat. we're going to tell you all about it tomorrow, it is one of the best shows we've seen in so long. my mouth and jaw still killing me from laughing so hard. >> you're also going to laugh about what sara's got. it is "webtastic." she digs through all those videos and comes up with the cream of the crop. right? >> yes. and this week we're stepping it up with a double feature, both involving little ones facing a challenge. so check out baby liam who gives new meaning to the term babies first steps. >> he was 18 months old when they were teaching him this. >> they tried to get him to learn how to walk down. he's now 2 and whenever he watches the video he calls it boom steps. >> he's so cute! boom steps.
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>> but that's not all. little liam isn't the only baby learning to navigate a step. check out these duck kl ling whose are having a hard time making it up the curb. >> you know what? it just shows you everybody needs a break now and then. >> that is adorable! >> that was a metaphor for life. we all need a little help up once in a while. thank you, honey. can a better job and more money make you happy or can it stress you out? plus, a variety of summer camps that can fulfill all your kids' dreams and desires. at least most of them. and a performance by wilson
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welcome back. 10:28 now. have still quite a bit of cloud cover over the city of san francisco. and we have some cumulonimbus towers, thunderstorm towers forming out there. we have a little pop-up storm just to the southwest of concord. another one north of san ramon. by this evening, spotty showers return. steady rain overnight. and another round of heavy rain just in time for the morning commute tomorrow. on and off showers tomorrow till about 2:00 p.m. saturday into sunday, finally drying you out, warming you up. sunshine by sunday. coming up on nbc bay area news at 11:00, we continue to watch the storms coming through the bay area, flooding on freeways.
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christina will be back with the latest on what you can expect for the upcoming weekend. plus, justice for trayvon. the case that sparked outrage across the nation heads to court today. we'll have more on george zimmerman's first court appearance coming up in 30 minutes. see you then. we're back on this thirst day thursday with more of "today." one reason you may be stressed out -- a recent article in "time" magazine asked what if the good life isn't really all that good. >> new research shows that along with a high-powered job and a bigger paycheck comes something called high-status stress. jeffrey kluger is "time" magazine's clinical editor and lisa bragg is a psychologist. if you were to make a bell curve, people who are most stressed are the people in the lower income category which is very understandable. >> the desperation quotient.
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>> the middle income not as stressed but when you get back to the higher income the stress level goes back up. why is that? >> it is true there but it is also true across all income spectrums. as you climb, certain responsibilities, certain pressures that weren't a part of your life beforehand begin to accumulate. you're responsible for other people which is a deeply, deeply challenging thing to do because you have lives in your hands. the expectations for the kind of work you're going to be doing and for your availability is greater. you also have what are called microimpression management activities which is just a gobblededdy gook way of saying suddenly you have to worry about what you're wearing, where your kids are going to school. all of these things are the sort of prices of being successful. >> you don't have the tools to deal with those things. >> there's a website called rich people's problems. you don't feel much empathy there. >> it is first world problems. it is exactly that. i don't really feel sorry for
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you because that sounds like a problem i might not mind having. your body registers stress what matter what type of stress it is. if you're choosing to be uptight about something or not be as peace about something, doesn't matter if you're doing it in your honda or rolls royce. >> even if you get a raise at your regular job, you're saying a raise could trigger this one sort of thing. >> that's the thing. it is not just the 1% because it is hard for most of us to feel sorry for the 1% but the fact is it is the 99% as well. you have more money suddenly. you've been fantasizing for a long time about what i'm going to do with that money so you know at some point i really shouldn't buy the 40, 60, 90-inch flat screen that i've been dreaming of but it becomes hard to resist. as a result the money you thought would go to making you kol vent again could put you back in debt. >> let's pretend you do get lucky in this economy and get a
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little bit of a raise -- >> not lottery lucky. >> how do you deal with that? >> what's happening here is your desire is trumping your logic and you're buying that one thing. what we don't understand is that you have to learn to be relaxed. you have to learn almost to be happy and peaceful. that's not something that comes naturally in this day and age. actually taking relaxation classes, taking breathing classes. uft exercising you have to be an effort to be relaxed regardless of your income. >> the word happy comes from happenstance which means your circumstances determine what level of happiness you have in your life when the people that have discovered joy in all circumstances are the ones that seem to be able to navigate these changes in life. >> but aren't some people hard-wired? some people i know stress over everything that's nothing. whether -- >> that's you, hoda. >> but i think -- is it a way that we're wired in some cases? as opposed to our circumstances?
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>> absolutely. i think the more that researchers look into the roots of temperament, the more they realize we do come factory loaded at birth with a certain idle level, a certain intensity level so there will be some people who will engage in optional hysteria or elective outburst. >> but that won't hold up in a court of law. >> and stress can turn into something physical. when you stress out it is not just -- >> your cortisol levels go up, adrenalin, your breath gets more shallow. you have all kinds of medical conditions -- irritable bowel. back problems -- >> you just described us perfectly. should we learn more than that just learn how to be very, very grateful and content in whatever state we're in? >> grateful sin credibly important. learning to relax and being grateful for everything you have. absolutely key. >> and if you get a little bit of something extra, it is awfully nice to put it in perspective and give a little bit of it away, realizing that
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if you've been blessed it is for a reason so you can pass a blessing on. did you like that, mr. "time" magazine? >> i did. and that's our goal. >> thank you so much, both of you. up next -- thank you for the flowers. up next, you saw what it did to the regular coca-cola can and the diet cola can. what's better? low-calorie artificial sweetener or sugar? "today" weighs in. >> isn't that weird? and we want this hair color to be party ready. let's get some dimensional color. now!? what if it comes out wrong? [ gigi ] nice 'n easy gets your right color every time. guaranteed. in one step get tones and highlights for a gorgeous result. surprise! surprise! surprise! surprise! i had no idea. [ gigi ] get the color you want every time with nice'n easy. and now new non-permanent nice'n easy. natural looking tones and dimensional shine for first time colorers. from the color experts at clairol.
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in regarding diet, nutrition an overall health. >> today we are going to look into sugar versus low-calorie sweeteners. >> weighing in is "today" diet and nutrition editor, madelyn -- >> how are you do? >> we're going to get to the viewers' questions. sherry writes sugar is natural and low calorie sweeteners are not. which is the lesser of two evils for a nice sweet drink. i don't want to drink water all the time. >> when it comes sto suisse e ss not the enemy 15 calories. a teaspoon. for low calorie sweeteners they're safe, they work for some people. if you don't like them, don't use them. >> you still hear stuff about the chemicals involved and that sort of thing. >> if you don't like it, don't use it. there's -- >> you say they're safe. >> the fda keeps reviewing this. even though groups are saying they are not safe, all the evidence weighs that you can use them. but if you don't like it, put a little sugar.
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the most important thing is start with things that are unsweetened. >> what about agave. >> that's the same thing -- brown sugar, honey, it is not any healthier. it is only 15 calories in a teaspoon. >> i was using stevia because it also has carbed. i went back to the splenda. >> that's fine, too. but whatever you want. it is like people who have a hot fudge sundae and diet coke. jamie writes i'm 41 years old. i've lost 23 pounds since january and have cut out most carbs. do i need to introduce carbs back into my diet? people worry they'll gain the weigh back quickly. >> when you cut them out you lose water weight. you can't live without carbs forever. it is very hard. >> it is also dangerous. right? >> you should have some carbs but you want to have smart carbs and have things that are nature's carbohydrates. fruits and vegetables with
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carbohydrates. fiber-rich starches are but in small amounts. you want to do that because it prevents deprivation. what do you do for carbohydrates? >> a baked potato -- >> i eat carbs. >> she balances everything out with lots of exercise. >> well that counts, too. >> brittany writes is frozen yogurt a good dessert? the store claims that yo girth is good for you but is that true? >> frozen yogurt is a good dessert. it is the biggest health food impostor. you hear yogurt, must be good. it is an impostor only because you want a reduced fat item. that's going to be frozen yogurt and it only helps if you have a small amount, then add fruit on top. not say well because it is frozen yogurt -- if it's low fat. because you can get frozen yogurt with the came calories as ice cream. sometimes a dessert is just a dessert. do you eat frozen yogurt? >> my daughter got me on pink berry. have you ever had pink berry. >> is it good? >> it's very good.
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>> coconut -- it's fabulous. >> 30 seconds, but this viewer wants to know if cleanses are good or do the pros outweigh the cons. >> when you heard the word cleanse, all you want do is eat unprocessed foods. that's a good cleanse. juices, clean yourself out. stay away. always bad. >> look at mad din, she's the best example of that. >> i take after you! >> if you guys have any questions, plea send them to klgandhoda.com and madelyn will answer them for us. choosing the right summer camp for your little precious one. little nose pickers are going to go away for the summer. after this. ♪ you take a message. take a boo-boo and make it better. take a nap? lol. take a breath. you take care of it all. let nutri-grain help take care of you. it's tasty -- made with real fruit, whole grains, fiber... soft and sweet. take a moment.
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i can barely hear a thing with amber's band practicing. ♪ you're right, we've had enough. but i know exactly what to do. you take care of the music and i'll switch us to anthem. sometimes you just have to pull the plug. ♪ sorry, grandpa, we'll try to keep it down. i just... give it to me.
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little ones will be looking at you, what adventure do you have planned for me. >> editor in chief of timeo timeoutkids has a list for innovative kids. >> there are so many options. first find out what kind of camp your kid wants to go to, a general interest camp, which has tons of activities like swimming and arts and crafts and sports, or do they want a general interest camp if they're really into music or drama. >> the last thing i would think you want to do is send your kid off to a camp they do not want to go to. >> especially once they're a little bit older. do the research with them. >> there's one called called curious jane and curious jane jr. >> this is a special program for girls only. started in new york. now it is in new york and boston and philly, specifically for girls. it really empowers them and lets them do really fun stuff. some of the programs that are involved with toy design. so right at the beginning of the camp the kids pick their own
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toy. they decide what they're going to make. >> is it a sleepover camp? >> basically two sessions. for the younger kids it is a day camp. this year for the first time there is a special overnight camp for about one week for kids going into fifth grade. >> are they price? >> all of these camps kind of vary since they are in different cities and different states. depending or you live. >> the i.d. tech camp? >> for computer kids. >> for techie kids but really cool spins for kids ages 7 and up. it is in 27 different states. the coolest program i think they have is that kids learn how to make ipad and iphone apps. pretty impressive. >> at 7 years old? >> these kids will know so much by the time they get to college and eventually have jobs. there's also video game design. instead of your kid sitting home all summer and playing video games -- >> it is like a camp and they're looking at a screen. >> but there's always some sort of outdoor element. even if they are inside, they are outdoors at some point running around and getting some
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activity. >> what about circus of the kids? >> this sounds like a ton of fun. these instructors come in to already existing camps for one to two-week periods. they teach kids acrobatics and gymnastics and by the end of the time the kids know how to do trapeze and high wire an trampoline. >> fun! >> pretty impressive to come back to school after the summer and say look what i got to do. there is an entertainment afterwards so parent can actually see what their kids learned over the summer. >> where their money went. >> this next one sounds great -- camp jam. it is for kids that like to sing. >> this is the biggest rock 'n' roll camp in the country. it is for tweens and teens. they're forming their own bands and such young ages. kids get placed in a band with kids who have the same amount of experience with them. they learn drums and guitar. they pick a song to focus on, then they practice that the whole summer with the instructor. then like the circus camp there
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is a show at the end, they perform an they also get a cd to take home with their work. >> what age are kids ready to go to sleep-away camp? >> a lot of times it is before fifth grade so around 10 or so. but if there is a child who is 6 and they have an older sibling that's already away at sleep-away camp -- you know your kid. >> the mad science camp. >> this is for kids who want to do a little bit of learning over the summer but with a fun spin. punch in your zip code, you'll find something right in your neighborhood. some of the programs i love are dino lab where kids pretend to be paleontologists. one they pretend to be on a crime scene, like law and order, going through clues and -- >> something that's good for everybody, you usually have a ymca in your neighborhood. >> that's a tried and true favorite. there are over 2,000 day camps across the country, overnight camps, family camps. that's more of how we remember
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the traditional camp experience. kids are going to try sports and archery an arts and crafts and get to roast marshmallows and drink hot cocoa. >> i went to camp when i was a kid. you don't ever forget it. it is such a great experience. >> all these camps are a really great bonding experience for people that you meet there. >> up next, their beautiful harmonies are back. a performance by wilson phillips. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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>> announcer: the "toyota concert series" on "today" brought to you by toyota. wilson phillips has been making music for two decades. on their new educated they tap into songs from the beach boys and the mama and papas. >> before we sign off for the
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day we leave the ladies singing you "hold on" the number one debut single. see you tomorrow for try day friday. ♪ ♪ i know this pain ♪ why do you lock yourself up in these chains sfloets ♪ no one can change your life except for you ♪ ♪ don't ever let anyone step all over you ♪ ♪ just open your heart and your mind ♪ ♪ is it really fair to feel this way inside ♪ ♪ some day somebody he's gonna make you want to turn around and say good-bye ♪ ♪ until then baby are you going to let them hold you down and
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make you cry ♪ ♪ don't you know don't you know things can change things will go your way ♪ ♪ if you hold on for one more day ♪ ♪ can you hole on for one more day ♪ ♪ things will go your way hold on for one more day ♪ ♪ ♪ you could sustain ♪ or are you comfortable with the pain ♪ ♪ you've got no one to blame for your unhappiness you got yourself into this your own mess ♪ ♪ letting your worries pass you by ♪ ♪ don't you think it's worth your time to change your mind ♪
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♪ some day somebody's gonna make you want to turn around and say good-bye ♪ ♪ until then baby are you going to let them hold you down and make you cry ♪ ♪ don't you know don't you know things can change things will go your way ♪ ♪ if you hold on for one more day ♪ ♪ can you told on for one more day things will go your way ♪ ♪ just hold on ♪ hold on dinner's ready.
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good afternoon. i'm natalie morales in new york. george zimmerman, the former good afternoon, george zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer charged yesterday with second-degree murder made his first appearance today in a court in sanford, florida. the judge in the case advised him of the charges against him and set a formal arraignment date of may 29th. zimmerman did not enter a plea or a request for bail. zimmerman appeared along with his new lawyer. if he is found guilty of the murder charge, zimmerman could face life in prison.

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