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search discovered the bodies of two more marines, a man and woman. the gunman apparently shot the woman dead before turning the gun on himself in what appeared to be a murder-suicide. all three victims were enlisted, not officers and were instructors at the office candidate school. the lockdown lifted. quantico is back up and running this morning, but this tightly knit marine community is in shock. >> as we take care of our marines and their families that are dealing with this tragedy, i'd also ask for the support of our neighbors, the community and their thoughts and prayers, as well for our marines who have lost their comrades in arms. >> reporter: sources tell us that the shooter was a sergeant. the two other victims were corporals. there was a gun found at the scene, which appears to be a personal weapon. the investigation is now underway. >> all right.
jim miklaszewski in quantico for us this morning. thank you very much. . new information on the brazen murder of a colorado prison official. police are investigating a possible connection to a high-speed chase in texas involving a paroled white supremacist. nbc's kristin dahlgren following those developments. >> reporter: good morning. a lot of surprising twists and turns in this case after the high-speed chase and gun battle hundreds of miles from here. it was a wild chase and shootout. in the end, it may provide the answers colorado investigators have been looking for. two days after tom clemens, the head of colorado's prison system was gunned down at his own front door, investigators suspect this may have been the end of a violent crime spree by a man sources tell nbc affiliate kusa is colorado parolee and known
white supremacist evan spencer. the colorado officials have traveled to texas to try to determine if the crimes are linked. the case gained nationwide attention on tuesday night when clemens was gunned down after opening his front door. at the time, a dark car was seen idling outside. thursday, a ten-hour drive from clemmen's home in colorado, in texas, authorities came across a similarity in a routine traffic stop. >> there are some similarities. >> reporter: as more police officers crossed his path he opened fire again. >> he came by me he was running about hundred miles an hour. had the left arm out the window just shooting. >> reporter: after colliding with an 18 wheel they are suspect got out and kept firing until officers shot him. >> we have been told he is legally deceased.
>> reporter: inside the mangled car maybe one more clue in to the suspect's final days. a pizza delivery uniform that denver police may believe maybe linked to the murder of a domino's delivery man on sunday. that man was nathan leon. his family has been trying to figure out why anyone would kill the father of three. that uniform may be why the opened the door. families are waiting for ballistics tests. >> a quick programming note. the issue of gun violence will be on "meet the press" david gregory will talk to michael erg and the executive vice president of the nra. potential security breach on the runway at philadelphia international airport to tell you about this morning. a man arrested for impersonating a pilot while boarding a flight to florida.
pete williams is our justice correspondent. what can you tell us? >> local authorities say as far as they can tell it didn't present a threat to the plane but are pursuing charges and trying to figure out why it happened. police accuse a 60-year-old man from france philippe genar for pretending to be a pilot for air france. they say on wednesday evening he was a ticketed passenger for a u.s. airways passenger. at the gate they say he was wearing what appeared to be part of an air france uniform and demandening a upgrade to business class but he was turned down. on the plane, as they say, as it continued to board he talked his way in to the cockpit and said he was a pilot that wanted to sit in a jump suit but the crew became suspicious. >> able to realize quickly through observation that he didn't belong there. >> police charged him with trespass, impersonating a private employee and having a
false sglid concerning and obviously the response was made well by the co-pilot and the boarding agent. so at no point was the flight going to take off until they dealt with the situation. >> >> reporter: federal authorities may file charges later this morning. they are not certain what his motive was. whether he was disturbed or trying to get a better seat. >> pete williams in washington, better ways to go about that. thank you very much. president obama is wrapping up his tour of the middle east this morning. natalie, good morning to you. >> good morning, everyone. that's right. the president is wrapping up his three-day visit to israel as he heads to jordan. nbc chief correspondent is traveling with the president. delivered some remarks that have
a poignant reminder of some issues israel may be dealing with today. >> we have the choice to acquiesce to evil or make real our solemn vow, never again. we had the choice to ignore what happens to others or to act. >> reporter: the president heads to bethlehem to visit the church of the nativity and heads to aman, jordan, where he'll have one on one meetingings with king abdullah, on the docket the middle east peace process. the government will stay up and running through september, but some $85 billion in spending cuts have put hundreds of thousands of government workers on temporary furloughs. thursday night the house passed the spending authorization that now heads to the president for his signature. it turns out our universe is much older than we previously thought. about 100 million years older,
in fact. scien tipss investigating leftover radiation from the big bang made the finding using new data from the european space agency's plank spacecraft. and now let's head to wall street, cnbc's kayla tausche is at the new york stock exchange. >> reporter: good friday morning. all eyes or on cyprus. the country has until monday to raise billions of dollars for a bailout. lawmakers are trying to figure out how the tiny country can stay in the european union. friday the new blackberry debut, the performance of companies like red lobster, parent darden. >> kayla tausche, thank you. some rare march madness buzz for a school that doesn't usually make the sports headlines. harvard earned its first ncaa victory last night, a major upset at the 14th seed beat number three seed new mexico 68-62. houston rocket and harvard alum
jeremy lin tweeted the shot showing how he went from this before the game to this after his alma mater won, his three-point goggles as he calls them. bracket buster is what most of us call it, but savannah had it. >> according to rumor savannah she chose the number 14 seed over the number three seed. >> i said i think i may have picked harvard. >> do you have proof? >> i don't know. i picked emotionally and i was thinking they're really smart but they never win in sports, wouldn't it be nice if they won. >> you're rooting for an underdog. >> i want proof. >> "america, we are sorry for messing up your brackets and financial system" harvard tweeted. >> dylan dryer is here while al wraps up a vacation. you're starting with a rock slide? >> we're mixing it up with a rock slide in west virginia near blue field, it started off tuesday morning a couple of
rocks across the street and then this happened. you drive by those nets that hold up the rocks and you don't really trust them and here's why. took down trees and tons of mud, covered over the whole interstate there and it's going to be shut down for a while with detours around i-77 near blue field, west virginia. that was your distraction from the cold. we're not going to see windchills below zero this morning. zero is as cold as it gets across parts of the northern plains. the jet stream is dipping down into georgia. we had south carolina under freeze warnings again and it's not going to warm up that much. most of the country in the 30s and 40s. we could see severe storms in louisiana today. we'll get your local forecast right after this message.
friday morning. what a beautiful way to start the day in san jose. getting all the oranges and yellows. sunrise with all the haze in the atmosphere. definitely more haze this morning than yesterday. that's because the rain cleared out our air quality. unfortunately, today, the haze will be back and the pollen levels as well as we head to the weekend. 71 in livermore, get together weekend. looking good. up to some shocking news this morning. 54 of the city's schools will soon be shut down. it could be the most at one time in one city ever. nbc's kevin tibbles has details.
>> chicago public official schools plan to close the 54 schools in an effort to make a dent in a $1 billion budget deficit, make better use of resources and improve overall education here in the nation's third largest school district. >> i don't think it's going to be good for my kids. >> reporter: the news of the school closings continues to ripple across chicago this morning. >> i'm, just don't know where they're going to go. >> reporter: mayor rahm emmanuel says the closures are necessary after too much money was being spent on maintaining underutilized school buildings saying "by consolidating these schools, chicago public schools can focus on safely getting every child into a better performing school. like school systems in new york and philadelphia, where schools are being closed, chicago must make tough choices." a number of teachers may lose their jobs as a result of the closings. karen lewis. of the teachers' union lashed
out at emmanuel. >> our mayor, who is away on a ski trip, drops this information right before spring break. it's the ultimate bullying job. mayor rahm emmanuel should be ashamed of himself. >> reporter: the districts said the closures would save $560 million over the next ten years, but that information came as little comfort to some parents. >> my son loves it here. we love his classroom. they're a little community and it's just so sad to think that they're all going to be separated next year. >> reporter: now this news comes during a tough year for chicago. violence here has spiked and teachers and parent activists suggest that closings could harm entire neighborhoods, forcing perhaps some kids to walk over gang lines just to get to school. matt? >> kevin tibbles, kevin, thank you very much. this is a question a lot of people are asking this morning, just a few days after the official installation of pope francis, will the church change
under his leadership? those who want to get rid of the celibacy requirement for priests are looking hopefully at the pope's admission of past crushes. jim maceda has more. >> good morning, matt. it turns out francis, the first latin-american pope came to the priesthood at age 32, not before he had his own moments of doubt and temptation. ♪ as pope francis emerges, we're learning the former archbishop of buenos aires can be most frank will celibacy and sex. >> you can marry me. you love me. >> but i love god more. >> reporter: like the conflicted catholic priest in the 1980 tv mini series "thornbirds" former jorgeb jorgeber bergoglio said "i could
not pray for over a week because when i tried to do the girl appeared in my head." eventually he went into priesthood and swore to celibacy, fulfilling a promise he made to this woman, amalia, once his neighborhood and childhood crush. >> translator: he said to me if i don't marry you, i'll become a priest. >> reporter: surprising some vatican watchers pope francis appears to bless the idea of married priests, at least in the future, saying this about celibacy. "it is a matter of discipline, not faith. it can change." >> it means basically that pope francis or jorge bergoglio was a man before he became a priest. >> reporter: he's even waited on sexual matters, what if a priest gets a woman pregnant, "he has to leave the ministry and take care of that child, even if he alcoho chooses not to marry a woman." he's already setting the tone
for a more open papacy. in another sign of just how open pope francis s he's reaching out to atheists calling them "our precious allies in the search for human dignity and peace." that's something critics say benedict would never do. >> jim maceda in london thank you very much. a newly revealed divorce case is making news for the billions of dollars at stake. natally is here with the details on that. >> it is a costly one, involves one of the wealthiest and most influential businessmen in the country and his second wife, and it could lead to the highest divorce settlement ever. the divorce between oklahoma oil baron harold hamm and his second wife sue ann hamm was a well kept secret, now out in the public eye. in part because of the settlement, sue ann could obtain one of the largest in history, even more than the $1.7 billion settlement paid out to anna
murdoch, the ex-wife of rupert murdoch, back in 1999. sue ann, an economist and a lawyer, who once worked for hamm's company, continental resources claims in court filings that harold was unfaithful during their marriage. according to harold the couple separated back in 2005 and have lived separate lives ever since. hamm, worth more than $11 billion, was listed by "forbes" as one of the 50 richest americans in 2012 and named by "time" magazine one of the most influential people in the world. >> this is the king kong of divorce cases. sue ann stands to make lots and lots of money, more than is really on the table. >> reporter: expensive divorces are nothing new. according to "forbes" magazine, neil diamond's divorce from his first wife cost him an estimated $150 million. newly engaged michael jordan's divorce an estimated $168 million, while harrison ford
paid his ex-wife an estimated $85 million. as for what it has already cost harold hamm? since confirming the pending divorce on thursday, shares in his company have fallen by almost 3%, just the beginning of what could be a costly separation. >> harold hamm released a short statement through his company, confirms a petition for divorce is pending and said the matter is private. >> said the matter is, private. >> oh, dr. evil, i got it, got it. >> nice when you have to spell it out. >> i'm as devoted to the austin powers trilogy as you are. coming up the better and perhaps faster way to board planes. is it just a ploy to get you out of your money? we'll investigate. and why these kids are sleeping right through smoke alarms that should be waking them up in an emergency. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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good friday morning. san jose police are looking for a hit-and-run driver that killed a ped on interstate 2:30 around 3:15 this morning. police received a call. there was a body in the roadway near the mclaughlin avenue exit. they have called in a biohazmat crew to clean up the scene. it could take three or four hours to clean up. they are looking for witnesses and trying to figure out why td woman was walking on 280 in the first place. want to check the morning commute. are we still seeing a problem on 280? >> this is 101. look at the entire south bay. your northbound route all pretty much green except for 280. slows a slows around the 880 interchange. south 280 approaching mclaughlin from seventh. the on ramp, which is closed all the way down toward mclaughlin. we have slowing. look at the northbound side.
that is really bogging down. downtown. i also have an issue south 880 down through fremont and newark. we have slowing and a crash on the shoulder. christina, at least weather is good? >> happy friday to you. a live look from high atop san bruno. let's show you san jose. spectacular to start the day. a little haze and winds will be the story today. they are going to pick up as we head throughout the day. you want to keep that in mind. not a great day for the flowing skirt. you might find yourself in a marilyn moment. we are expecting the 70s today. 66 in san francisco. nice, warm weekend ahead. the rain returns wednesday into thursday. maybe a good day to fly a kite rather than to wear the marilyn dress. have a great day!
>> it's like they were made just for me. >> live your life. >> well the ad is eye-catching shall we say the skinniest skinny jean ever, a perfect fit every time. thousands of people trying to buy them but we had to know, are these for real? we have the proof right here in our studio. at least we think we do. we'll investigate, matt's volunteering. >> no, i'm not sure guys should be buying these things. >> they do have them for men. you probably know that because you're constantly surfing that website. >> exactly, um-hum. >> 7:30 on this friday morning, 292nd of march, 2013. i'm savannah guthrie alongside matt lauer. >> i'm going to put that off for a second. on a more serious note in a fire will a blaring smoke alarm actually wake up your family, your children? we've got the results of our tests that shocked even vaetera fire officials. coming up on monday we'll hear convicted child sex abuser jerry sandusky for the first time
since he went to prison. he'll describe what he says happened on the penn state campus and what he thinks of mike mcqueary and joe paterno. a new way to speed up the boarding process is being tested in ft. lauderdale, florida, where we find nbc's kerry sanders. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. as a regular flyer i know this frustration, your flight is scheduled to leave at 7:31, it's now 7:31, you're sitting in your seat on the plane and look down the aisle and there's somebody still coming down with their luggage gumming up the whole system. is there a better and faster way to get passengers on a plane? well american airlines says quite possibly there is. >> we'd like to continue with our executive platinum members. >> reporter: after those with frequent flyer status in the first class seats get on the
plane american airlines asks what if passengers with no overhead luggage got on next. >> if you have only one carry on item you may join in boarding at this time. >> reporter: american is testing that boarding process n ft. lauderda lauderdale, austin, baltimore and washington, dulles. to some it would appear logical. >> the less stuff you have to move the quicker it will go. >> reporter: on thursday flight 1031 from ft. lauder da toil dallas had 2 passengers board with no suitcases for the overhead bins. is it faster? >> seems like it. i hope so. >> people need to check their bags. they fill up all the compartments taking three and four carry-ones. >> reporter: immediately suspicion from those with roller boards waiting to board. >> i got 20 bucks says most people put their bags in the overhead compartment instead of under their seat. >> reporter: american's flight attendants are policing that behavior. passengers pay $25 for the first bag, some travel agents wonder if this is another way to increase revenues. >> if they gave the first free bag to the passenger, then a lot
more people will put their bags through and walk on the plane and just get right on the plane. >> reporter: and then there's this question, what's the benefit of boarding faster if you have to wait for your luggage when you land? >> it's like hurrying up to wait again so i don't think it saves any time. >> reporter: to be clear, if you have a small bag like this and it fits under your seat you get on first. if you have one of the big ones you get on next. how did the test work? flight 1031 in ft. lauderdale they were able to get the passengers on in 27 minutes, usually it takes 31 minutes to load a full 737 so it did work and the plane was able to push back at least five minutes early. >> kerry sanders thank you so much. we'll get to weather in a second but comg up, we have an update on savannah's harvard bracket victory from last night. >> when you use air quotes it seems so aggressive. >> dylan dreyer has the
forecast, she's in for al. >> we have a wonderful group of girls celebrating a 60th birthday, here with the sole intention to get on the "today" show, three generations of beautiful women so happy birthday to you. >> thank you. >> we are looking at snow in the pacific northwest. snoqualmie pass ended up with several inches of snow, got to say hello to some of my family out that way. that is what they're dealing with, the roads have been terrible and obviously a little bit lower in the mountains the roads weren't as bad but the passes were closed and the snow continues to come down in so many parts of the country. we're also looking at some severe weather on the southeastern side of this very cold front where we have the potential for severe storms with large hail, damaging winds, we could even get a few isolated tornadoes as well. the rain is coming down heavy in parts of mississippi, that is all going to spread eastward throug you go up into northern arkansas and it's falling as ice but you can see the snow in the pacific northwest started to move into
montana and it will continue to move eastward, in fact over the weekend we're looking at more snow, 6 to 10 inches possible i good morning to you. dylan. it is 7:35. taking a live look. beautiful day shaping up in san francisco. it is one of those days where it is going to be hard to find a cloud in the sky. the reason why it is a win. you see old glory getting quite a bit of a pickup. winds will pick up at 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. 66 in san francisco. you made it to friday. we have a beautiful weekend on tap for you. 74 degrees by sunday. and that's your latest forecast. matt? >> dylan, thank you very much. according to the department of justice, there are roughly 100,000 juveniles locked up in adult jails and prisons in this country. nbc's ted koppel investigated what happens to those young
people when they are sent to serve time with adult criminals and often placed in solitary confinement for their own age. ted joins us now. >> good morning, mat. >> reporter: juveniles are segregated from the adults but sometimes place inside solitary confinement. we found that isolation has devastating consequences. i spoke to a young man who says he served most of his time in prison in the hole. when define d -- kevin dumont was 15, he ended up in an he adult prison for an attempted ashl armed robbery when he was 13. kevin is bipolar, so it didn't help that he spent much of his time in solitary confinement. sometimes he would lash out. the helmet, the restraints were to keep kevin from smashing his head against the walls of his cell. on a couple of occasions, kevin was stripped to his shorts and
hog-tied for 12 hours. can you show me? >> well, they take belly chains and put them around here, around your waist, take leg irons and put them around both and have you kneel on something like the bench of your bed and connect a chain between the back of here this ways. and down to here. so you're stuck to where you can't stand up straight. you have to walk around on your knees within your cell, so you can't stand up at all, couldn't use the bathroom and the toilet, that's where you're stuck. >> reporter: that's got to be very painful. >> it's the worst thing i ever went through. >> reporter: solitary is a place of punishment, where they put the most violent prisoners. ironically, it's also a place of security for the most vulnerable, informers, ex-cops, kids. first impression? especially on a day like this when you got the sunlight streaming in through the window, not that bad, you got a bunk, a desk, a toilet, wash basin, but it's three steps across the cell, six steps the length of it.
that's your world, the entirety of it. 23 hours a day, day after day, week after week, month after month. that's what starts to work on your mind. how much time do you estimate that you spent in your cell? >> on the weekends, it was usually the whole 48, but on average, i'd say 22 hours a day in my cell. >> reporter: did anyone ever explain to you why you were kept in that cell 22 hours a day? >> yes. i mean, they told me for my protection. >> ted, is this happening simply because within our system, there is no other place to put these juveniles? >> it's happening because our system is way overloaded. we have 2.5 million people in prison, over 100,000 youngsters in adult prisons and jails, and to keep them secure, sometimes the only thing they can do is put them in solitary, which frequently drives them crazy. >> and they're young but also, in many cases, suffer from mental illness as well.
>> if i told you how young, some kids are as young as 9 years old. >> all right, ted, thank you very much. you can see more of ted's report that's tonight on "rock center with brian williams" at 10:00/9:00 central time, right here on nbc. good to see you, ted. thanks very much. >> good to see you. up next, why the smoke detectors in your home may not wake up your children in an emergency. and a little later on, why ryan gosling says he is taking a break from showbiz. talk about all of that and more but, first, these messages. great, let's go get you set up... you should check out our workshops... push your color boundaries while staying well within your budget walls. i want to paint something else. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. behr premium plus interior paint, only at the home depot. and now only $23.46 a gallon. by the armful? by the barrelful?
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we are back now at 7:43 with this morning's report. you rely on fire and spoke detectors to wake up your family. jeff rossen is here with no pun intended an alarming report. >> it's eye opening and surprised us. it's hard to imagine anyone sleeping through that loud, high-pitched wail of a smoke alarm but as we all know we're parents, kids can sleep through anything. are the loud beeps enough to wake them up in a fire? this morning we're putting smoke alarms and kids to the test and what we found will take every parents' breath away. it's a terrifying thought, your house is on fire, and you can't reach your kid. the smoke alarm is going off, wailing, but believe it or not, experts say in many cases, young children will sleep right through it. could that be true?
we set up a test at this house in the connecticut suburbs, home to the hollander family, parents michelle and josh, and their three boys, 9-year-old duncan, 8-year-old hudson and 4-year-old sawyer. first we installed infrared cameras in the kids' bedrooms, then we tell the boys what we're doing, a story about sleeping and smoke detectors. >> boys, this is captain lynch. >> reporter: we even have a local fire captain give them a safety lesson. >> what would you do if you heard that sound in the middle of the night? >> i would get up, get on the ground and crawl. >> reporter: here's what we don't tell the kids, that days later, we're coming back, in the middle of the night, as they sleep, working with their parents to see how they'd react in a real fire. >> good night. >> reporter: will they wake up when that alarm sounds?
>> i'm hoping they get up. >> reporter: know what to do. >> know what to do. >> reporter: we're watching them on a monitor downstairs. the hollander boys are fast asleep, and our fire captain sounds the alarm. >> there it goes. >> reporter: seconds go by, then a minute. not a single one of them is moving. then two minutes. watch, the boys keep sleeping. experts say in a real emergency, their chances of survival would be slipping away. >> this could be a real fire right now. >> and they would sleep right through it. it's so scary that the kids could sleep through this. >> reporter: the boys have slept for close to three minutes. the captain says these children should have gotten up and out to safety by now. did you hear that fire alarm going off? you didn't hear it at all? >> no. >> reporter: did you hear that fire alarm? >> no. >> reporter: didn't hear it at
all? it was beeping so loud right outside your room. our results are disturbing, but dr. gary smith says he see this is kind of thing all the time. >> it would astound you at how loud the sounds can get, and the children continue to sleep through them. >> reporter: dr. smith is a researcher at ohio's nationwide children's hospital, and has been studying smoke detectors and sleeping children for years. why do kids sleep through these alarms? >> they are simply not small adults. they're different biologically. >> reporter: that means they sleep differently. >> children spend more time in deep sleep than adults do and that's why it's harder for them to awaken in the case of an emergency. >> come on girls, get up. >> reporter: that's why he says families need to map out an escape plan in advance. make sure each adult has a designated child to wake up in a real fire. >> hurry up. >> reporter: that's exactly what the hollanders are doing, after watching their kids sleep right through it.
so from now on if you hear that smoke alarm going off? >> i'm running, there's other choice. >> reporter: to wake them up. >> because they're not waking up without me. >> now researchers are taking it to another level trying to figure out what will wake kids up in a fire. they're experimenting with a new alarm prototype, it actually allows parents to record their own voices as the alarm, telling their kids to wake up. the question is, does it work better than the beeping we're all used to and matt on a special edition of "dateline" on sunday we'll take you inside of a children' sleep lab where they're testing it. >> that would be a great idea if you get to yell to your kids if it works when might those be available. >> it will be about a year before the research is even complete and then they have to try to get it to the market but this could change the entire face of fire safety. >> jeff rossen, important information. appreciate it. still ahead the truth about navannah -- savannah's ncaa
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k on a frid8:00 on a friday 292nd day of march, 2013 and we have a getaway day for a lot of spring breakers out on the plaza this morning, we're happy to have them with us on a chilly day here in the northeast. i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie, and coming up, we've been having a lot of fun with this one in the studio all morning long, the new skinny, skinny jeans. >> yes, one brand is out with a type of jeans that are so tight fitting you may as well wear nothing at all. we have some models in our studio showing them off right now. is this really for real? is it clever marketing? matt lauer who considers himself something of an aficionado about skinny jeans, what say you? >> i say it looks a little bit like spider-man's costume and i'm not sure that a guy can get away with it although this is a very brave man and the jury is out on whether i'd want to see this on anybody. >> exactly.
>> you have to have a lot of confidence in your backside. >> you do. >> all sides really. >> exactly. >> more on that coming up. also coming up some of the uproar that has been created by beyonce and a new song that's released. a programming note next week on "today" i'll have an exclusive interview with cate edwards, the daughter of the late elizabeth edwards and former vice presidential and presidential candidates john edwards and talk about carrying on her legacy with the elizabeth edwards foundation and the trim uhms of and tragedies. let's head inside, natalie has a second look at the headlines. >> good morning, everyone. gunfire at the u.s. marine corps base in quantico, virginia, has left three marines dead. officials say one marine fatally shot a male and female colleague last night and took his own life after a standoff with authorities. lockdown at the base which is south of washington, d.c., was lifted this morning.
a possible suspect in the murder of the colorado prison's director was shot and captured by police on thursday after a high-speed chase that ended in decatur, texas. police say 28-year-old evan ebel was driving a car similar to the one near tom clements. ebel fired at officers who tried to pull him over. he was convicted of several crimes in colorado including assaulting a prison guard in 2008. president obama paid his respects this morning at israel's memorial to jewish victims of the holocaust. he said with the survival of the strong jewish state of israel, such a holocaust will never happen again. this afternoon the president travels to jordan where leaders are struggling with the surge of refugees from the civil war in neighboring syria. tennis hall of famer jennifer capriati was charged with stalking and hitting her ex-boyfriend on valentine's day.
police in north palm beach, florida, say 36-year-old approached evan brennan at a gym, screamed at him, then punched him in the chest. she is due in court next month. and now for a look at what is trending today, our roundup of what has you talking online, yoko ono adds her voice to the debate over gun control, her tweet of the glasses her husband john was wearing when he was shot to death in 1980 has gone viral and retweeted by president obama. ono posted the picture on what would have been her 44th wedding anniversary and wrote "after 33 years our son sean and i still miss him." powerball player, going online to share their dreams of winning saturday's jackpot, up to $320 million. your chance of winning about 1 in 175 million. it's no surprise this video is going viral once you find out who is inside that uniform
onesie, it's none other than miley cyrus. the video was meant to rally support for an online pea session banning the use of carriage horses in new york. you're up to date. it's 8:04, back outside to dylan dreyer with a check of the weather. >> good morning natalie and everyone. we have a beautiful sign here. who is the crafty one? it's not so much warmer in their neck of the woods. in georgia we did have some flurries this morning so you're not missing much down there. today's pick city, columbia, south carolina, not too bad, 57 degrees, still well below average for that part of the country, too. we have some heavy rain moving into mississippi that will spread into alabama and georgia today. we are looking for also some snow to move back into areas in the plains especially for tomorrow. for today it is across montana and into wyoming, too.
we will see the colder temperatures hang on in the northeast, only in the 40s, in the lower 30s across minnesota for this afternoon's high thanks. good morning to you at home. a live look from high atop san bruno mountain. you see, we're doing okay in terms of winds. our camera is holding steady. at the coast some gusty conditions and they will continue throughout the day today. turning down right blustery in livermore. 69 in fremont, 61 today in beautiful pacifica. saturday into sunday, we climb into the 70s, mid-70s return. we'll get that rain we promised tuesday into wednesday of next week. >> and that is your latest forecast. now back over to matt. >> all right, dylan thank you very much. i just want to say a quick hello to a group of juournalism students from ohio university, love my alma mater. coming up next the company pushing the ad for the new skinny, skinny jeans, but are they for real?
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>> people say you spend so much time working, but if it's your passion, it isn't really work. >> i love the feeling you get when you make something all on your own. >> i love coming up with something new. >> making it up as i go along. >> i don't want to be put in a box. >> i like skinny jeans. sometimes they're not skinny enough. >> i love really skinny jeans. >> it's like they were made just for me. >> live your life. >> american eagle outfitters. >> ae skinny, skinny, available for a limited time only at ae.com. >> all right. now you've seen it, so what about it, real or not? bob is the vice president of brand marketing for american eagle outfitters and he's brought along a few models and peter shenkman is a marketing skullant. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> thank you for addressing the crisis of whether skinny jeans are skinny enough. >> we were happy to help and be there from american eagle outfitters. >> it's pretty obvious that it's
spray paint. but i guess the question is are you trying to sell spray paint and say, folks, you should sell spray paint or is this just a marketing ploy? >> we just wanted to have fun and have fun with our fans. it was a good opportunity to push it from a brand standpoint and the response has been incredible. >> i think you've got 200,000 clicks in the sense people watch the video and try to purchase them. if you do that, two spray cans come up. so i'll ask you again since you didn't quite answer my question, are you selling those spray cans and say, yeah, you should paint yourself and that's your new jean? >> we are not selling it, just to be clear. there will be an offer the customer will receive when we capture their e-mail. >> let's bring the spray cans in. thank you, gerard. now i'm ready for the weekend. is this brilliant or do you think it goes too far? let's be honest, it's a little revealing. >> no, this is brilliant. i teach my clients two things. whatever you do in marketing has to have a payoff and generate
revenue. the payoff by the amount of views this has gotten and in terms of revenue, are people going to the site and buying other things. we don't assume that we can just spray on jeans. we know that it's fake. but to still go to the site, let's be honest, when was the last time you heard about a good american eagle ad? it was a while ago. this is phenomenal. great way to bust out from the mainstream. people are talking about it. yeah. >> and you have hinted there's more to come. there might be another something along these lines? >> yeah. we think of it as a journey. so this is the first installment. next week there will be a secondary release. so for all of our customers there's going to be a great reveal at the very end. >> did you have any reservations when you set out on this campaign? when you get the close-up shot, it's a cheeky campaign. >> it is cheeky, a great way to put it. we knew we were putting ourselves out there and ike that was the goal. but even through the edit and
filtering process, we had to be cautious of what we were showing but we think we landed in a good spot. >> nick and jillian are here. how long did it take you to get ready? >> well, it takes about two and a half, or three hours to go through the entire process. so if you wait tables or on your feet all the time, it might be cool. >> is it itchy or anything? >> no. it feels like they're not even there. >> can i just ask you, you're wearing underwear, right? >> yes. there is underwear. >> so you think this is a brilliant campaign? >> i do. look, we've seen more than that on tv on a regular basis. it's fun, it's funny and it gets people talking. i guarantee you whether we know it or not there's going to be a run at american eagle stores. there are going to be people that don't realize it's not real. >> bob and peter, thank you so much. nick and jillian, i guess have a great weekend. >> thank you. >> and now i'll send it over to
natalie. >> thank you, savannah. more people are weighing in this morning on beyonce's new song that is raising eyebrows. mara schiavocampo has more. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. well, beyonce has been under fire this week after posting that song on her website. her first new music since 2011. almost immediately the tracks faced scathing criticism for what some say is an anti-feminist message. it's the latest buzz from queen bee. fallout from her new hip-hop song, "bow down" featuring what many are calling controversial lyrics. as soon as it posted online, the song faced scathing criticism from even the most devoted fans. >> if you have to say bow down, there's no need to bow down. >> reporter: and created a twitter frenzy. kesha cole wrote women need to stick together. wednesday even conservative talk radio host rush limbaugh weighed
in, saying the song was really about women submitting to men. >> she married the rich guy, she now understands. she now understands it's worth it to bow down. >> this controversy is not typical for beyonce. when you're at the top, you're always going to have haters, good or bad. so you've got to worry about it when they're not talking about you. as long as they're talking about you, you're still relevant. >> reporter: for years beyonce has been known for sending a strong girl power message in her music. ♪ >> reporter: something she opened up about her hbo documentary, "life is but a dream." >> there's nothing like a conversation with a woman that understands you. i grow so much from those conversations. i need my sisters. >> reporter: thursday the single ladies star announced a new partnership with h & m, co-designing clothes and appearing in ads for their summer collection. building an empire and the soundtrack to match. no comment from beyonce on this
controversy, and there's no word if that song is the official single or if it will even be on her new album. fans have jumped to her defense and say those lyrics are nothing more than typical hip-hop bravado. >> mara thank you. matt. natalie, thanks very much. it's friday and we have a special edition of "what's new, what's up, what's in" to get you ready for the first weekend of spring. we're going to get started with what's now in the world of entertainment. joe levy is the editor of billboard magazine. good to see you. >> good to be here. >> the croods are coming into theaters. >> this is an animated movie from dreamworks, it's 3-d. it tells the story about a prehistoric family who wanted to be safe in their cave but their rebellious daughter wants to go out and explore. >> and is this for adults and children? >> this is really a kids film. adults will like the way it looks. frankly they spent a lot of time getting the 3-d animation right.
you might wish they spent a little more time on the story because it's kind of familiar. >> tina pee tina fey and paul r new movie. >> this movie is a little more serious and a little more substance than the silliness you see on tv. tina fey is a princeton admissions officer. it's about getting into college but also about family. >> not a date night movie but a real action movie is "owe lulym has fallen." >> it seems a little bit like "diehard" from start to finish. there's a secret service agent, the white house has been captured. what's going to happen? >> i can hear it in your voice. i got the message on this one. let's go to music now. there's new music from blake shelton. >> blake shelton based on a true story. this is his eighth record. it comes out next tuesday, the day after "the voice" premieres.
wow, what great timing. >> that's very smart. the strokes? >> the strokes have a new album called "come down machine." this is a new york rock 'n' roll band. this is the best record they have made since their first record. i really like this album. >> and the 13th stewudio album? >> it's more of a bluesy album than you might expect. i like it but i liked them when i was a kid. >> lots happening in the theaters and with music. joe, thanks so much. >> thank you. >> savannah now has the rest. what's up when it comes to celebrities and news makers? jason kennedy has the scoop this morning. what are we starting with? ryan gosling quitting acting? say it isn't so. >> it is so. three women just passed out and a cameraman, that's weird. he wants to reassess things, he's lost perspective. you've got to keep in mind he's been acting since he was 8 years old on the mickey mouse club so he's been doing this a long time. he is starring in a movie with
his current girlfriend, eva mendes. >> he just wants to take a break, not quit forever. >> maybe just a few months. >> jessica chastain has a new ad campaign overseas. i saw it everywhere. >> it's for ysl. she wrote on facebook she saw her billboard campaign and he just had to take a photo in front of it. i think it's endearing. she's been in a lot of great movies but she's still new to the game in a sense. >> she's very appreciative. she's saying she sort of geeked out. >> absolutely. she's a lovely person. >> kelly osbosbournosbourne, sh on the set of "fashion police." >> i was at work that day. it happened about two weeks ago. she fainted, she went to the hospital for five days. good news here, on wednesday she tweeted that she got the all clear from her doctor. she shot "fashion police" yesterday that's going to air tonight but they still don't know what caused the seizure. we wish her nothing but the
best. >> we know she's excited because as i often do she put four exclamation points. >> women tend to do that. i usually do too but four means you're really happy. >> four really sends the message. and justin timberlake has been everywhere this week. >> he has the midas touch. "mirrors" just came out. a tribute to his grandparents. his grandfather passed away sadly in december. it's eight minutes long but he's only in the last two minutes, so grab some tissues because it can be a little sad. he's getting ready to gear up for a tour with jay-z in the summer so he's hot right now. >> jason kennedy, thank you so much. now here's nat low. >> thank you, savannah. last but not least, what's in and trending in fashion, beauty and treats. we have editor at large for "shape" magazine. good morning. >> good morning. >> let's start with the sweet treats in front of us. these are the new munchies du jo jour.
>> gourmet popcorn is popping up everywhere. there's sun-dried tomato, garlic rosemary, jalapeno pepper. >> i like these. >> dark chocolate and caramel. >> you can get artisan microwave popcorn. this is quinn pop. lemon and sea salts. really, really interesting. >> moving along to teas. >> these days you can get savory tea so that means the tea comes in vegetable inspiration. >> tomato mint. >> yeah, tomato mint, there's spinach flavor, spinach and chive. it's a great way to hold you over in between your snacks. you can do fruity teas and dessert-inspired teas like red velvet cake. >> now moisturizers. >> it's about hydrating on the go. these are from vaseline. you can take them with you to the gym, shower, put it on. >> easy to apply. or the wipes?
>> this is also great for traveling, spring break is coming up. >> and what is this? this is new technology of sort of a facelift without botox? >> exactly. it's an alternative to your anti-ageing creams and lotions. basically you put this on and after 30 minutes it will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. >> okay. i'm going to leave it right there. thanks. let's head over to matt and savannah. >> time now for today's top clicks where you get to vote for your favorite videos of the week. >> jason kennedy is back serving as our guide while willie is out. you have some contenders. >> click number one is our champ from last week. drum roll, please. finally we have a new winner. after four weeks, "gangnam baby" has fallen to "the piano man." take a look. ♪ i'm in a new york state of
mind ♪ >> i love this one. >> we do too. >> this is a stunning upset, though. >> it's vanderbilt university student michael pollock. he was brave enough to ask and he got to play with his idol, billy joel. >> "gangnam baby" has been reigning supreme for weeks now. and michael was here with us a couple days ago. >> there's gangnam baby, just in case you can't get enough of it. >> this is our number two one. this is a puppy that hasn't quite mastered the art of catching. check this out. >> oh, ow! >> he's apparently too young to learn new tricks but he is a viral sensation, he's got that going for him. >> he doesn't stand a chance against the piano man.
>> yeah, i don't think so either. >> how about click three. this comes from russia. i saw this earlier on the show this week. this is what happens when a bear really wants a ticket to ride. the bear slams into a train station ticket window, which was, fortunately, protected by metal bars. experts believe a poor crop of nuts and berries have sent bears looking for food outside of the woods. i would call in sick the next day if that was my post. >> i wish we could say no animals were injured in the making of this top click segment. >> i don't know if we can say that, though. >> yeah. >> we have a feeling the guy behind the bars will have to send something out to the dry cleaners. probably a little scared there. >> click four is a statue street performer in australia who was pushed a bit too far. when the heckler gives him a wet willie and rubs his nose, the guy gets, wait for it, a stone cold fist to the face. right here.
boom. i feel like he had it coming. >> now we see the violence in the system. >> it was only a matter of time until he got sucker punched. >> think how many things this guy put up with. but the wet willie. >> so they are billy joel, dog cannot catch, bear wants a train ticket and street performer purc punches a heckler. head over to today.com to vote for your favorite and we will reveal the winner coming up next friday. you like the sucker punch? >> i don't know, something about that. coming up, who's to blame if someone spoils your favorite tv show before you've had a chance to see it? >> we'll have that after your local news. your local news.
8:26. good morning to you. i'm laura garcia-cannon. san jose police looking for a his and run driver who killed a pedestrian on interstate 280 around 3:15 this morning. police received a call there was a bombing in the roadway near mclaughlin exit. they have called in biohazmat crew to clean up the scene. clean up expected to take a few more hours. police are looking for witnesses. they are also trying to figure out why the woman was walking on 280 in the first place. want to check the morning commute, in fact, with mike. how are we looking? >> oakland, looks like a traffic break. i might have to skip to the map for my next source. we're going to stick on this a couple of seconds, a slow drive northbound, a slowed vehicle in downtown oakland, likely why. flashing lights passing by high street. a lot of slowing. track it and tweet out whatever we get from chp. northbound route not so bad. still have that sig alert
overnight hit-and-run on the southbound side. northbound slow off 680, slow for a couple of hours, back to you. >> watching that hot spot. another local news update in half an hour. 8:27. hope you get a chance to enjoy this friday morning with a great weekend ahead as well. check in with christina to look at that forecast.
it's the end of the world, i need to fix it. i'm going to turn the power back on. >> i'm going to come with you. >> "new revolution" after the premiere of "the voice" this monday on nbc. ♪ beautiful, or are you beautiful because i love you ♪ ♪ am i making believe i see in you a girl to love me, too, be really true ♪ ♪ do i want you because you're wonderful ♪ 8:30 on this friday morning, the 22nd of march, 2013. i'm feeling a little romantic now. we're singing, here is our prince charming. these are the stars of
"cinderella" which just opened on broadway, it is a great show. beautiful music, it's so sweet but it's a little sassy, too. i brought my nieces to see it. we'll catch up with the stars of "cinderella" in a few moments. >> we look forward to that. also ahead you get hooked on a tv show, you dvr it because you fall behind but before you can actually see the episode you want to see you find out about a plot twist or the way it ends on someone else's facebook page or on a twitter feed. >> savannah. >> it's a spoiler alert. whose fault is it, the person who put it on twitter on your own fault? >> a little downtown abbey upset. >> i got angry tweets after the season finale of "downtown abbey." >> there you go. ryan seacrest, a project that's near and dear to his heart. "the voice" is back next week with an all new panel of
judges. usher and shakira. usher will be here monday. before we go any further mr. roker is off this week, as you've noticed, he'll be back monday. dylan dreyer has a look at the forecast. >> tracy is celebrating a 30th birthday, you're looking gorgeous in your pink bow with a, a sign and pink bow witha an you're bouncing it on tv. saturday is a necessary, looking at six to ten inches of snow across parts of the plains, nebraska into kansas, the rain is going to come down hard at times across oklahoma and arkansas and to tennessee and kentucky, we coup coeven see stronger storms down through louisiana, over into western georgia, it moves east on sunday, the southeast will see heavier rain. icing is possible across some of the higher elevations through virginia, and into north carolina, snow from missouri right through illinois, indiana,
ohio, west virginia, southwestern pennsylvania and it does look dry but it is going to be pretty chilly in the taking a live look. you can see here san francisco getting those winds we told you about. old glory getting quite a bit of pickup. winds strong at the coast. show you what you're expecting, future cast in motion, neon colors. that's when we're expecting gusty conditions mostly at the coastline. see it sfrengten at 4:00 p.m. drop off in the overnight hours. highs in the 70s in many cities, 70 in san jose and a great looki looking weekend shaping up as well. time you can always check it out on the weather c.com. matt? weekend is about to get under way, you may have plans to catch up on some of the tv you missed during the week. if you plan on talking about it
with friends be careful. craig melvin is here. >> savannah guthrie is not the only one who messed this up. dvr changed television and the way we talk about tv. the feeling of disappointment and outrage when your favorite show is inadvertently spoiled, it created this culture where we constantly have to give that warning "spoiler alert." ♪ tv is the thing this year >> reporter: once upon a time we gathered together around the tv to watch our favorite shows, and then discuss at the water cooler, with dvr, hulu, netflix, facebook and twitter so when we talk about tv we're talking about -- >> the best television i've ever seen. >> spoiler alert! >> we're all trying to do the same as jerry in the first "seinfeld" episode. >> if you know what happened in the met game, don't say anything, i taped it. hello. >> we have reached the spoiler alert portion of our broadcast tonight. >> or foreign policy.
>> spoiler alert, we got bin laden. >> i have an announcement to make. >> reporter: it's become a desperate quest to avoid the dreaded spoiler. things have got on it a point where you can't say much of anything for fear of spoiling something for the people around you. but does the fault lie with the spoiler or the spoilee? >> if you care enough about a show that it would bother you to be spoiled, then watch the show when it airs, and if you can't watch the show, then it's incumbent upon you to stay off twitter, stay off the internet and don't talk to your friends who watch the show. >> reporter: another spoiler rule? respect the statute of limitations. >> you can't say omar got killed on "the wire" because someone will say oh, i just started the dvds and i'm on season three and i can't believe did you that to me. that show was on in like 2002. >> reporter: at some point, big and small screen civil society
expects to you know that rosebud is a sled, the kid sees dead people and kristen shot j.r. and spoiler alert, matthew, hurry up. >> i can't watch it again. no. >> the statute of limitations at some point we have to agree on how long we should give. >> what do you think, what is appropriate? >> it should depend on the popularity of the show. >> you think a week after? >> i don't know, a lot of people wait until the week to understand catch up on their dvr watching. you did it that night. >> two words, twitter, rage, that's all i got was the remark that i was sorry at the loss of matthew. >> wow. >> wait, wait, wait, matthew died? >> maybe he lost something like his socks. >> don't tell her who won the new mexico/harvard game. that will bum her out. up next, brian williams has his hands full sitting down with the emmanuel brothers, but
back now at 8:39 with an american success story times three. brian williams recently sat down for a rare and exclusive joint interview with the emmanuel brothers, rahm, zeek and ari and oh brother, did he get an earful. >> the emmanuel brothers, three super achievers, raised under the same roof. the big city mayor, the hollywood super agent, and the medical bioethicist, and if you're going to sit down with all three brothers at once, be ready, bring your best game, because it's not for the feint of heart. >> wait, i have my view. >> no, no, no, no, mr. mayor, stay. >> it was the first time since zeek and i bonded, we beat the
hell out of rahm. i'm sitting with you guys, you want me to calm down? you think i'm crazy? >> we're at a bar in new york because the doctor, the oldest brother has written a book. it's really an agent, a doctor and a mayor walk into a bar. it's really a bad joke what i'm living here. doctor, why did you write this book? >> two reasons. the first reason is i began assembling storage for my daughters, wanted to, getting to the age i wanted to pass on family lore and get it right, and the second is we all begin getting questions of what did mom put in the cereal, how come you have three successful brothers in three different areas and how did that happen and how can i raise my kids that way. >> and after that interview somebody will say how do i not raise my kids that way. >> this is not a manual. >> this is only the emmanuel manual. >> it would be dangerous, don't try this at home. >> exactly. >> there is much more in our conversation with these three brothers, zeek, the doctor,
rahm, the mayor, ari, the hollywood super agent, including all the things you might want to think about before you go up against the emmanuel brothers. >> somebody crosses us or somebody crosses a friend, they know we're going to be in the trench, if it's appropriate, and i promise you that we're going to be on their side and it's going to be a battle, and i think that is also loyal. so there's how we treat people but also if somebody screws with one of us or a friend or a company that we will be there to defend it, and that's also how we grew up. >> zeek's new book is called appropriately enough "brothers emmanuel" and you can see more of that on "rock center with brian williams." first this is "today" on nbc.
group of wounded veterans who do not have the word "can't" in their vocabulary, something they prove on the ski slopes of colorado. here's nbc's kevin tibbles. >> reporter: on a postcard perfect day, colonel gregory gadsen shreds the slopes. this is his fourth trip to vail since losing both legs in baghdad in 2007. up here at high altitude, he rediscovers true freedom. >> sweet. once i'm up there on the mountain, i'm on equal footing with everybody else. >> reporter: and finding their footing is what the organizers of the vail veterans program are doing for hundreds of servicemen and women. >> when we first started this, i thought it was just about the skiing and snowboarding. but you realize there's a lot more healing that takes place here, on and off the mountain. >> reporter: for ten years, veterans have been invited to vail resorts to learn a sport
they may have thought was now out of reach. just last may, petty officer taylor morris lost parts of all four limbs in kandahar, afghanistan. >> it's a great feeling, you know, to be able to go out and snowboard on your own. >> reporter: he and girlfriend danielle already have an eye on their future, and future ski trips. >> this offers an activity that we can do years down the road, hopefully one day with our kids. >> reporter: retired captain melissa stockwell was injured in baghdad in 2004. she's now a veteran of the veterans program. >> i was pretty wobbly at first, you know, on the bunny hill. by the end of the week i was up and flying down and i never really felt so free in my entire life. >> reporter: when we first met the vail vets nine years ago, 80 service members had returned from war as amputees. today the number of men and women who have lost limbs is 1585. one of them was lieutenant colonel david roselle.
>> when we first talked we never had a quadruple. guys wouldn't survive. now they make it back, get in this program and find their new normal here. >> reporter: he lost part of his leg in iraq in 2003 but refused to give up one of his favorite sports. >> i can really see you come a long way. >> i'm sorry, but i can't say the same for you, man. >> reporter: the long journey through recovery and therapy has some striking similarities for all these men and women. >> you do go through a period of wondering what your life is going to be like, but once the fog kind of clears, you kind of come back to what you're all about and realize that life goes on. >> reporter: a trip to the top that is opening these veterans' eyes to a world of possibilities. for "today," kevin tibbles, nbc news, vail, colorado. >> and our hats go off to sheryl
jenson and the folks at vail doing something remarkable out there. up next, a live performance from the broadway cast of "cinderella," but first this is "today" on nbc. dale: we're from oregon, and we have brought our cheese for you to enjoy. dale: we have a ship on our packaging, not a cow, or milk, or you know, cheese... luke: you see back in the day it was easier for us to ship our cheese up and down the rugged oregon coast by ship, rather than by wagon or baby loaf bus. dale: we know you know this as it is told and retold by cheese-loving people around the world, but the farmers asked us to mention it. luke: enjoy tillamook cheese. dale: eat all you want. luke: we make tons.
fare tales, "cinderella" based on the musical starring julie andrews has now made its broadway debut. >> laura auspus plays the title role. i was walking in the hallway, walked past the dressing room and saw you in your glory. there's something you don't see every day. great to have you guys here. this is not the disney animated cinderella story. >> no, no. >> what are the big differences? >> oh, boy. one's animated. >> good. and you're very real. >> we're real people. >> yeah. this is based on the rodgers and hammerstein made-for-tv movie that starred julie andrews in the '50s. there have been a few other movie renditions. >> the music is classic, everyone will recognize it. but i saw it on broadway, i brought my little nieces for your opening night. i loved it. it's very sassy and it's not just for kids, right? >> well, there are contemporary twists but it still take place
in a fairy tale land. there's magic for the kids but also some humor for the adults. >> don't give the magic away, i'm not going to ask her to do it because she'll get fired. but there's one point in this that we understand savannah tells us where a dress is created right in front of your eyes. how do they do this? >> magic. >> no, come on. >> i can't tell you. >> you can't tell me anything? >> i can't. i can't. that's my job. no, it's magic. magic. >> i'm going to let you go at that. what are you going to sing? >> "do i love you because you're beautiful." >> okay. >> i know the kind of king that i can be, just, fair, kind-hearted. i found myself. you showed me the way. >> you seemed so sure of yourself, so sure of everything. >> i feel like i can answer any question that gets thrown at me. >> you can. >> with you i can. there's only one question i
don't have an answer for. ♪ do i love you because you're beautiful or are you beautiful because i love you ♪ ♪ am i making believe i see in you a girl to love me, to be really true ♪ ♪ do i want you because you're wonderful or are you wonderful because i want you ♪ ♪ are you the sweet invention of a lover's dream or are you
really as wonderful as you seem ♪ [ applause ] >> laura auspus and santino fontana, thank you. >> we have ten seconds. how do you do that costume change? just kidding. go see the show, it's amazing. thank you so much. coming up, we're going to catch up with ryan seacrest live. but first let's take a look at how the week unfolded right here on "today." and you can watch with us. two high school football players convicted of raping a teenage girl. >> a private plane has crashed into a neighborhood near south bend. >> i've never seen a plane this
low. >> chilling plot to attack students at the university of central florida. >> new york city mayor michael bloomberg, the health crusader has now set his sights on smokers. president obama touches down in israel just moments ago to begin an historic trip to the middle east. hundreds of thousands pour into st. peter's square this morning to witness history. it is beautiful here in vatican city. the weather perfect for this installation and inauguration ceremony. pope francis riding into st. peter's square in an open white jeep, stopping at one point to bless a disabled man. >> people all over the world are incredibly excited about this pope. >> he's got to unleash the energy that was given us by jesus and the holy spirit. >> pope francis promised to open his arms to protect all of god's people. >> all my life i've just watched her and tried to be like her. >> every single good thing about me is from her. >> she made us feel secure and
safe and sure of the future. >> you can touch it. >> so kate, will you go to prom with me? >> joining us on the phone is the woman herself, kate upton. kate, good morning to you. >> what? >> i'd love to go with you. i know we'd have a blast. >> i can't believe this just happened. >> i know. >> i can't believe it either. >> there's a career somewhere in times square. you missed a spot. >> oh, wow! >> i feel kind of bad. but anyway -- >> welcome to spring training. >> tuesday, al's childhood dream comes true. >> don't hurt yourself. >> it's one of the most amazing
experiences. >> only on "today." >> what a day. 8:56 friday morning. i'm laura garcia-cannon. cal moving on in the ncaa tournament. they beat unlv. stanford plays tulsa sunday at home at maples pavilion. today turning out to be glorious. >> it really is nice. good morning to you. inland, 70, warmer days ahead,
welcome to "today" on this friday morning, march 22nd, 2013. we have got a lot of folks outside celebrating the kickoff for the first spring weekend here in rockefeller plaza. wee waiting for spring to actually show up. >> yeah, dylan what's up with that? >> stop apologizing, not your fault as al would be quick to point out. >> lighright. >> we're here with dylan dreyer and jason kennedy pinching for willie and al as well. take three today. we talked about this earlier in the show, kerry sanders had the spot about american airlines testing out this whole new boarding process. we all have our gripes when it comes to flying, but as you know the boarding process i think for a lot of people really is at the top of the list. american airlines is now saying it's testing a process that allows passengers with no luggage or very small carry-on bags to be able to board early, and the goal is to shorten the boarding time, they're testing
out the concept at baltimore, austin, washington dulles and ft. lauderdale-hollywood they're thinking it can allow people to get on their flights more quickly and according to the testing that's been done, kerry reported earlier they shortened the boarding process down about five minutes. >> nobody really doesn't travel lightly anymore because you have to pay so much just to check luggage so now everybody's carrying it on. nothing fits in the overhead bins. you stand there and say i need to get to that open bin over there. it slows everything down. >> i see why it's a good thing but i fly from l.a. to here for like a day, and i don't want to check a bag. i want to carry a bag on here. so it's an issue when i land the last thing i want to do is wait for my small bag on the carousel for sometimes 20 to 25 minutes at jfk but it's working in ft. lauderda lauderdale. one passenger said it was the best boarding experience ever so it's a test now. >> i think it's a great idea.
there are sacrifices to be made if you want to be first to board you have to learn how to travel lightly. the only issue is a lot of parents who unfortunately like me traveling later on today, you end up carrying and lugging all their stuff and you can't travel lightly. so in effect you'll be back of the bus. >> and the worst is like when you're on the plane and someone is lugging their bag from the back to the front after everybody's sitting down and you're ready to take off and that adds another five, ten minutes to the mix. >> jamming in the overhead, it doesn't fit. >> fill up the overhead and -- >> you feel rude if you don't help the person. it's a lot of emotions. >> all right, let's get to our take two and a lot of controversy with beyonce's new song called "bow down," can't say that word, the "b" word. sparked a lot of controversy for its apparent message to women. some are interpreting the song in a completely different way than beyonce thought it was. "i know when you were little girls you dreamt of being in my
world, don't forget it, don't forget it, respect that, bow down," the "b" word. i as a parent find the "b" word in the song. some say we know she's top bee. >> rush limbaugh slammed the song and i think many people a lot of insiders are saying his attack was misguided, it's not about beyonce bowing down to men, it's quite the contrary, it's people bowing down to her because she's at the top of the game right now and that happens all the time in songs. >> what he said was apparently that she married a rich guy and she understands now it's time to bow down, and he's like well she's the one who is all about women empower. a ment and now done a complete 180. >> from destiny's child. >> she said i took some time to live my life but don't think i'm just his little wife. some people say he took the title of the song and completely read into it the wrong way.
>> for beyonce she's a diva but it seems out of character for her to rub it in people's faces. she has so many followers, girls of all ages. i don't know. >> twitter went crazy with exactly that, people on twitter saying you're at the top of the game but you don't need to tell us. we all know. >> we know you're successful and keyshia cole slammed her, she's in the rap game. it's not just rush limbaugh. >> she does look gorgeous in that video. take three, apparently when it comes to guys and their phones there's a little bit of phone envy. what does your mobile device say about you? apparently everything according to men, much more than women care about it but let's look at our phones, i mean, i guess we're all iphone users here now. >> mine is pretty plain. >> that's the 4? that's what someone said to me. i went through the time of same thing, got hate for having a blackberry, switched to an iphone and got the 4 and someone
goes hey can i borrow your charger? oh you got the 4, i need the 5 charger. i cannot win. >> i don't want to say it was my husband but it was, once we got the iphone 5 he had the cover and didn't want to put the cover on it because it looked too much like the iphone 4. it added bulk. he wanted everybody to know we the iphone 5. >> 61% of men think their phones are the first thing people notice about them. sorry, guys, not the first thing a lot of us notice about you, just want to point that out. 22% say they're more likely to feel ashamed of their phones and we're not just talking about them but their accessories. i could care less about the accessories. this came to us at the "today" show free this iphone pantone case. i was like it fits my phone perfect. >> i'm like that's a lot cooler than my cover. i'm more into the accessories but i fail at that. >> you don't have the bling or the whole thing. girard, let me see, how far have
we come from, hello. >> where did you find that? >> the brick phone. >> the brick phone. what would this say about you if you pulled this out. i dare you to go out there on the blplaza, this is jason kennedy. >> i can't hear you. can you hear me now. >> hi, ryan seacrest what kind of phone do you carry? >> there is somebody at the "today" show, i'm not going to name any names -- >> that was like the briefcase came with that. >> kathie lee gifford has the flip phone, she can still text with it but some like it. >> she can text with it faster than a teenager can text. no question. >> she's had a lot of years to get used to it, so. >> that's true. >> incredible. >> we have a great bonus take for you, you've got to see this kid, his name is jace and this video was recorded in 2009 where he quotes presidents over the years, and apparently coached by his parents as you'll see. take a look. >> jace, what does george washington say?
>> i cannot tell a lie. >> what does abraham lincoln say? >> four scores and seven years ago. >> what does nixon say? >> i'm not a crook. >> what does truman say? >> uhm, the buck stops here. >> oh my goodness. >> the best, we missed the best, what does bill clinton say. >> and he says it. >> really? >> that's great. >> he's so cute. >> it's a lot different than what does a cow say, moo. >> he knows them all, it's amazing. >> i wonder how long it took. >> took him a while for "ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country." >> that's gone viral, that's why it's out. you have a check of the news? >> i do. our headlines this morning qun fire at the u.s. marine corps base in quantico, virginia, has
left three amines dead, one marine fatally shot a male and female colleague and took his over life after a stand yourself with authorities. lockdown at the base south of washington, d.c., was lifted this morning. a possible suspect in the murder of the colorado prison's director was shot and captured by police thursday after a high-speed chase that ended in decatur, texas. police say 28-year-old evan ebel was driving a car that was similar to one seen near the home of prison director tom clements, who was shot tuesday when he answered his doorbell. they say ebel fired at officers who then tried to pull him over. ebel was reportedly convicted of several crimes in colorado, including assaulting a prison guarding barks in 2008. president obama paid his respects this morning at ya yad basham, israel's memorial to jewish victims of the holocaust and said with the survival of a strong beauish state of israel, such a holocaust will never happen again.
this afternoon the president travels to jordan where leaders are struggling with the surge of refugees from the civil war in neighboring syria. parents and teachers in chicago are vowing to fight the planned closing of 54 public schools, the most ever in one u.s. city at one time. mayor rahm eemanuel says the school closings are necessary. the closings will affect about 30,000 students. it turns out our universe is much older than we previous thought, about 100 million years older, in fact. scientists investigating leftover radiation from the big bang made the finding using new data from the european space agency's planck spacecraft. a pair of adults who got sick of seeing their friends' babies dominating the news feeds started this photo plog called my precious roommate.
blogger molly dresses and poses her roommate having a diaper peeking out in the version ofs the downward dog. what's cute as a kid could be creepy when you're a grownup. for a pooch getting adopted from a shelter can be a fairytale but for a pit bill a story that can be told with old school rhymes. >> in west count krer shelter born and raised is the kennel is where i lived with most of the strays ♪ ♪ the kennels were small but the workers were cool ♪ ♪ after a couple of tries got adopted for good ♪ ♪ said they're gonna take me to the neighborhood ♪ ♪ it's reduced me to the dog to see how i fair ♪ ♪ you're moving with our doggy and kitty in bell air ♪ >> the parody of "fresh prince of bel air" who is the lucky owner of the new pup, james avery. there's a great tie, uncle phil
took him home. will smith i'm sure approves of the video. great message. it is now 11 minutes after the hour, dylan has a check of our weekend forecast. >> weekends you know, same old story, not looking that great. we are going to see snow and cold temperatures. look at our computer model through saturday with the snow racing through the plains, heavy rain in the southeast, snow is going to fall all across missouri and up into southern parts of illinois, indiana, ohio, there you see by sunday night it is going to bring some heavier snow to west virginia and virginia and then it will kind of try to just move off the mid-atlantic coast but we could get brushed in the northeast with a little bit of light snow in areas just east of denver we could see 9 to 12 inches, most towns in the plains will pick up tloo three to six inches. we'll see the chance of thunderstorms especially down through louisiana, some of the storms could be pretty severe, too, so something we'll keep an
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you may have caught him on "american idol" last morning but this morning ryan seacrest joins us live from rorng county children's hospital in southern california to talk about a cause that is close to his heart. ryan great to see you. >> thanks for having me. after the show i got in the car and came down to orange county. we're here in this brand new studio that i'm so excited to reveal to you guys here on the "today" show. this is the studio we built through my foundation for the kids at children's hospital of orange county, and if you take a look, it is a full radio studio with all of this wonderful equipment that we use every day on the air to do our broadcast, and it's also equipped with television cameras so that the kids can watch what's happening inside the studios. >> ryan i understand it is state of the art. you're going to be broadcasting your show from there later on today, your radio show?
>> yes, and in a couple of minutes we're going to be broadcasting from right here with my team as well as "the wanted" will be in here performing the british band, miley cyrus, taylor lautner from "the breaking dawn" franchise as well and the idea is for the patients to come in and use this facility, they can do the interviews themselves, they can come in and watch and listen everything that happens inside when they can't come down through the studio is transmitted from here to the screens in the hospital. >> that is so great. i know how much this must have an impact on the kids and i understand this is the fourth such studio you have one in atlanta, philadelphia, and dallas already. tell me about some of the patients and what it does for them. >> well, i had spent time with some of the patients and parents over the course of the last few years and when i talked to them, they said and some of them are gathering now, they said we don't know that we're going to spend time here. you're in these facilities, you don't know how long you're going to be here and my kids, they get
bored after a while, and so i started to think about what we could do to create a distraction, and also something where they could learn and be active, and my parents and i sat down with my sister and had dinner one night and said well why don't we do what i know how to do, which is build these radio studios and have something they can use themselves. and so we've seen it create energy, it creates a spirit inside the hospitals, it's really special. >> not to mention music does so much for the soul and to help the kids through hard times. i understand there's going to be a huge party there later on today with all those kids gathering already? >> yes, we've got all of the artists that i mentioned earlier coming in and families, the kids that can come down will come down and those who can't make it can call in, request songs, talk to the stars and over the course of the years that we've done this, we started in 2010 with the first facility in atlanta, by the end of the year we're
probably going to have six total but you know, chris martin from coldplay has come by, usher and justin bieber has come by. there's so much great activity and energy that comes from these facilities inside the lobbies of these children's hospitals so we're excited to launch this today. >> ryan seacrest doing a world of good there, thanks so much, ryan, at the children's hospital of orange county, thank you. >> thank you for having me, we'll see you soon. >> you got it, have a great show. we'll be listening. and coming up on "frugal friday" cutting costs when it comes to your pets, but first these messages. [ male announcer ] this is bob, a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested.
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good friday morning to you. it's 9:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. san jose police still looking for a hit-and-run driver that killed a pedestrian on interstate 280. around 3:15 this morning, police received a call that there was a body in the roadway near the exit. caltrans had to call in a biohazmat crew to clean up this scene. it could take a little bit longer to clean it up. police looking for witnesses. they are trying to find out why the woman was walking on 280 in the first place. earlier this morning, a car was hit by a boulder in sausalito on southbound highway 101. that happened about 4:45. initially the entire roadway was blocked causing a sig alert. but the boulders and cars were moved to the side of the road. traffic able to move on by just fine. we're going to check the morning commute canned a look at that fantastic forecast coming up.
comfortable in the 70s. watch out for the the gustyest timeframe, 10:a.m., half hour from now through 7:00 p.m. now. overall looking good. check that drive with mike. >> bay bridge, fine. we do have an issue west across the bridge, san rafael. gravel spill getting cleaned up slow. 880 recovering after a stall through oakland. the sig alert with closures. we talked about this after the deadly hit-and-run, still have lanes blocked. starting to clear. but 280 south of mack laughlin we lost two lanes. send it back to you. >> thank you. thanks for joining us. another local news update in half an hour. i hope you join us then. we'll have a look at the morning commute and that all important forecast. hope you have a great friday morning. sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet.
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just to let you know that next week carson daily from the nbc hit show "the voice," it's returning monday night, carson will be here as our special cohost next week for the 9:00 hour. usher and shakira, adam levine and blake shelton and usher will be here live monday morning as well. it's like "the voices." >> you've got it all. >> he's going to like that. i'm natalie morales along with jason kennedy, dylan dreyer, "weekend today's" lester holt and erica hill. >> ahead in this half hour, what happened when david copperfield worked his magic on natalie. >> boy did he. also ahead it's frugal friday so we have advice when it comes to saving money on your pets. >> we can play with the puppies, i can't wait. >> every one that came by oh, there's another one, there's another one.
>> explains all the newspaper on the ground. >> you have two at home. how about a third? >> i don't know if i could handle that or my apartment could handle that. we're talking about saving money, remodeling your home on a budget, where to find inspiration online. like we said lester and erica have a preview of what's coming this up weekend on "today." hello, guys. >> i feel like we're missing jenna. we need you back here. we're keeping an eye on the powerball madness, the jackpot now at $320 million and growing, we're going to go buy our tickets and we'll keep you updated as well. a homeless man's small deed makes a big difference in his life and we have a surprise in the making. also ahead, guide dogs aren't just for humans anymore, the heartwarming story of two dogs with a special bond. great story. >> oh! and march madness, erica, jenna and dylan and i will check on our college basketball brackets and see how our teams are doing so far.
>> i hope you picked harvard. >> i haven't looked at mine. >> i did pick oregon. >> you picked harvard? no, i picked oregon. >> not many people did pick them. >> all right, we'll see who is winning and who is just ahead. >> let's get a check of the weekend forecast from dylan. >> this weekend isn't looking all that hot. we are going to see cold temperatures for the snow, especially going to fall back through the plains from kansas and then nebraska, northwestern missouri, that is going to stick around through the weekend, heavy storms are possible down across the gulf coast states especially from louisiana, the southwestern georgia and panhandle of florida on saturday. could see some isolated tornadoes, too, and on sunday it all moves eastward, all of that rain moves into the southeast, ice across parts of virginia, and that snow is going to take hold in chicago through ohio, through parts of west virginia as well, and there's a chance we could see a little light snow in the northeast by monday as that storm continues to move eastward. >> what? >> i know. sorry about that. >> enough! come on! >> i know. >> putting a lot of pressure on
you this week. >> i know it's not i've got great news for you. good morning, too. i'm meteorologist christina loren. this is sunol, beautiful day shaping up. lots of sunshine. breezy conditions, though. those are going to start out especially in the next few hours and continue to 10:00 p.m. looking good when it comes to high. 65 for san francisco, 71 up in santa rosa today. getting into the all important weekend, temperatures keep on climbing. in fact, we're going to hit the mid-70s by sunday. rain on the way next week. >> so when it's really nice in april, i'll take all the credit. >> we'll give you that for sure. >> for sure. >> thank you so much. appreciate it, dylan. now to a little magic with david copperfield. this month we've been having great fun with performances from master illusionist mr. copperfield, on monday it was pretty incredible. >> he was. i still can't figure that one out. earlier in the week i got into
the act as well and you got to see this, this is not edited, see if you can figure it out. let me know. >> are you ready for this? >> i'm ready. scared but ready. >> hold onto this, don't be scared. awesome. little bed for you. >> i could take a nap. >> you can. um-hum. it's very good for your back. >> okay. it's very narrow. >> comfy. hopefully i fit on that. >> a little finesse. how about that? >> okay. this gets folded like this. okay, i need you to lie down right here. sit up here first. feet go this way, nice and nice. cross your legs, lie down, hold onto your elbows. >> what is going on here? >> fix your hair, very nice. okay, does that feel good? >> um-hum. >> good. all right. music.
♪ ♪ >> come on up. >> okay. [ applause ] >> voila! >> you're a star. >> thank you. a vegas act. >> that was great. >> how'd you do that? how did he do that? crazy! it was actually on me. i felt levitated. ten feet above the covers. >> we were trying to figure it out. you really have no idea? >> i just got in that zone and thought i'm going to fly. >> could you feel him take it
out. >> i could feel him take the supports out and feel i was lopsided and yeah. >> boy, if that went wrong. boom! >> that would be awkward. >> very awkward. >> no, we'd be playing it again. >> only what went wrong. >> we wouldn't have waited until today to look at it again. >> reminder to you david will be here monday to crown the winner of our magic contest, the top finalist will perform live on the show so be sure to tune in for that. coming up next we have some hoax quick-ups on a budget after this. nom, nom, nom.
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quaker up. ♪ this morning on "today's home" finding design inspiration online. house is an online decorating community that receives 14 million visitors in january alone. good morning. >> good morning. >> we asked our viewers on today.com what is the most difficult part of a home remodel and 52% say staying on budget. not a big surprise. >> not a big surprise, staying on a budget is a big thing and i think that knowing in advance and plan something very, very important. >> the number one room a lot of people want to remodel, where should people be investing their money? >> well, now it's the season the focus is 14 million people what are they doing this season? kitchens, kitchens, kitchens. >> you hear it all the time from
realtors. >> but especially now, now is the time of the year they're planning lots of activities around kitchens. let's look at what they're doing. >> you brought with your ipad, identifying your style, how do we identify our style. >> yes, so style is not a closed box. there are so many styles, variations of styles, many people like mixing styles. >> traditional but modern i would think. >> it's a mix of different elements. the best way to do it is actually browse pictures. we have a quarter of a million pictures of kitchens alone and you start browsing. this one for example many people like the contrast between the dark cabinets and the light countertops. >> and cabinets are a big expense. lot of people pay a lot for custom. should you spend money on the cabinets or are there ways to remodel them without having to, you could repurpose them. >> we do see many people that
want to stay on a budget, that find creative to actually paint it or just change the doors or even changing their hardware should make a big difference and keep you on a budget. >> the next photo, people it seems they're embracing bold colors. that's yellow. >> that's yellow. i like it. it's a happy kitchen. >> well, neutral colors are still very trendy, we see more and more people gravitating towards color, colorful cabinets, colorful countertop, colorful back splashes. >> we look at the next image the third one and what do people see with regards to this one, this is the opposite of the other one. >> they love the little island. it's functional. it's great. you can entertain, you can prepare food there. >> it's not taking up a lot of room. >> it's not taking up a lot of room. >> the next one, your community of housers as you call them there's extra storage.
>> yes, creative storage solutions, that's big. they really like the floating shelving systems above the sink, above the little bar there, the way they tuck the little schools underneath the bar, people loved it. >> now talking about lighting. >> lighting, here you go. >> what's trending on your site there? >> pendant lights. these ones are very popular, we have different ones, different textures and colors, different styles. on the app itself you can see a green tag and learn more about the products, what are they and buy them. >> and then just really quickly for tips for staying on a budget, set a maximum budget first. you also say it's important to keep the same footprint and also meet with professionals at your home. >> yes, so as i said before, planning is very, very important. now if you want to stay on a budget, staying with the same footprint will help a lot, because once you start because once you start to change
things, you have construction, plumbing, electrical. try to stick with it. bring the professionals. people track professionals. they follow them, they get friends with them. bring them to your house. talk to them. see what they think if they are the best ones for your budget. >> congrats on this. >> it is great. i'm obsessed with this app already. up next on frugal friday, smart ways to save on your pets. there they are. back after this. oh so not right for this. ok..... chickadee, my chickadee? hmmmm aqua ocean? no. that's it! yes! let's go to lowe's. valspar signature hi-def has amazing quality. just one coat. i like it -- i just... you can't change color like we do. valspar has the love your color guarantee. if i don't love it, i get another color free. i'm thinking more this. yowza!
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jersey. the size of the pet determines how much you are going to spend the first year. 1800 for a big dog versus 1300 for a small one. >> are we wasting our money and not realizing on the items, spending too much? >> some of it is a matter of taste. i will show you some luxury sweaters and leashes where you can get away with less. >> people love their pets, some love them as much as their kids. so they will spend the money. talk about the food. so many options with food as well. >> you get what you pay for in many cases. make sure the first two ingredients are meat or meat-based. the newman's organic food is an $18 bag, versus an 11, $12 bag for purina one. >> a lot of it has fillers. >> always look for coupons.
purina folks have coupons on their website. >> what about pet medicines. how do you cut corners. >> this is the name brand frontline and pet armor is generic. pet armor has been tested. frontline targets the larva of the flees so if you have an infestation in your home of flees, not measure sabt but that is something to look for. this is twice the cost, in many cases of the pet armor. >> chewing my microphone. >> is that what that noise is? little aggressive. >> toys? toys you think of them as a luxury for your dog. in reality they are beneficial. the humane society talks about toys for comfort. that would be like a snuggly toy, although this is a snuggly
toy from chewy.com for a large dog and when the pet shakes it around it is a comfort toy equivalent. >> making cute noises. adorable. >> good for the dogs. this is a bone recommended. >> or microphones which they love. >> leash is sort of an accessory and clothing. and you have your two dogs heresome the brown one is my dog. the white one is tracey's dog. quincy is in yellow and he's wearing a sweater from ralph lauren.com. it is $95. teddy is wearing a sweater from amazon.com, it is $11.99. not just a luxury item. if you have a dog in the winter, go to that site.
>> there you go. try the finger. >> keep the heat down in the winter and if you need to wear a sweater. >> good to see you. >> now you are going for my mic. >> thank you. back in a moment with more "today" right after this. [ mom ] dear chex cereal, i just had to write. you can't imagine how long i've been searching for something like this for my family. i'm amazed you make so many great flavors that are gluten free. my guys are crazy for chocolate chex and honey nut chex. for me, it's cinnamon. it means a lot to be able to give them something that's good for them, that also puts smiles on their faces. 'cause i really love those smiles. we're the harris family. and we love chex. [ male announcer ] love chex? connect with us on facebook.
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advice. good morning to you. 9:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. a setback from the state controllers office not stopping san jose mayor reed from trying to bring the a's to south bay. the controller filed a report saying san jose redevelopment agency inappropriately transferred $148 million in assets before it was dissolved in 2011. that transfer included seven parcells of land in an area where san jose leaders hoped to build a ballpark for the a's.
the mayor says he's disappointed but the setback is only a temporary one. a's owner says san jose remains the a's best option for a new home. let's check that forecast with meteorologist christina loren. >> thanks. we've got a good looking day shaping up. temperatures cool and comfortable, clear and breezy to start. yeah, we're going to hit the 70s but winds will crank later on especially 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. weekend looks good. wind will subside, beautiful weather, cold will return next week. enjoy the 70s while they last 72 in santa treresa, miss 70s by sunday. tuesday things start to change, clouds increase, wind drops off, rain. good morning, mike. >> good morning. a tough day through the south b bay, south, 280 mclaughlin lanes
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this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> all right, everybody, we made it. it's friday, march 22nd. kathie lee is out for this one last day. here to help me out, how lucky are we, actress -- and you may not have known this, singer, molly ringwald! oh, my god. i know whenever someone sees you, they see the flashback to the '80s, "sixteen candles" and all of that. but you have a set of twins and a 9-year-old. >> a 9-year-old, yeah. >> how are you even here having time for this show? >> i don't know. i don't know. >> a beautiful family you've got. >> thank you. >> how is juggling all of the kids and that cute husband of yours? >> well, that cute husband of mine actually helps a lot. >> he does? >> yeah, he's very supportive. he's a writer, as well. and i write books as well.
so i think we're both very creative. with our juggling. >> can i ask you real quick, i want to get to the rest of the juggling, but this is a drink you chose. >> the important thing. >> what is in it? >> it's greyhound, so it should have grapefruit juice and vodka, and there should be -- there should be a twist of lime. >> it's delicious. >> it's very good. >> very good. kind of refreshing. now, i didn't know this, i -- i learned this just recently that you sing jazz. and you have a jazz cd that's coming out. >> i do. "concorde jazz" called "except sometimes." >> i can't believe that. were you hiding this talent? >> my father is a jazz musician. >> okay. >> so i've been singing, actually, for longer than i've been doing anything else, before i could talk i was singing. >> wow, i didn't know that. now, you covered an old -- an old song, didn't you, on this? what was the famous cover -- >> well, this is actually the
newest song that they're playing right now. i did a cover of "don't you forget about me." >> how could we forget that song? from "the breakfast club." was it fun to do? >> it was. it wasn't long after john hughes passed away, and he was on my mind obviously a lot, and i wanted to do a tribute to him and to that time. the rest of the songs are pretty much all-american song book. >> great. we look forward to that coming out. you are an iconic red head, so we thought it fitting ton this particular day to play a game called "get the red head." you and me. "name that red head," whatever. okay, neither of us knows who they are. here is picture number one. who is that? oh! i know that red head. i'm guessing it. prince harry. >> very good. >> see, he's for me. >> very good. >> he is completely and totally for me. that look is for me. >> you can take that. >> okay. >> all right. name that red head. >> she's not red.
come on. >> she's not. >> i don't think that counts. >> i think i might guess it again, because i might be unstoppable. i'm going with kathy griffin. oh, my god. >> wow. she looked blond. >> she did look blond in your defense. >> she is definitely a redhead. >> okay, chilling it on the redhead. lucille ball. let's see. [ cheers ] all right. you're rocking it. all right. who, first of all, a man or a woman? >> julia roberts. >> okay, is it julia roberts? [ laughter ] poor julia roberts. that's shaun white. snowboarder from the olympics. bobby thomas said to stop, because we were -- >> it could have been julia roberts. i want to see julia's face morphed in there. >> we might have -- okay, picture number five. >> oh. >> oh, oh, wait, don't give --
>> jessica chastain? >> are you right? >> yes! >> yes. >> okay. one more, because the tie-breaker? this is -- oh. [ laughter ] all right. well, we have a winner. [ cheers ] we don't have any prizes, just more drinking. >> just the greyhound. >> okay, so here's the thing we are challenging you to, because you have a lot of facebook and twitter followers, and we're asking every guest to bring it, bring your facebook following, twitter following on our page and like us. so anthony anderson was really bragging, he got us 7,000. whitney cummings came on and we dropped 2,000. [ laughter ] and now, we're back with you. so make your pledge. are you on it? >> i'm on it. >> people are going to do it? >> yeah, on it. >> so you go on facebook to kathie lee and hoda and click the like button and we can find out what that's all about. >> okay. i'm on it. >> so you have kids.
>> i do. >> now, this is one of those things that's kind of an important thing for parents. when your kids get ancy in restaurants and stuff, do you give them ipads and earphones and things to distract them? >> well, i try not to, because we have a rule in our house, no electronics on the table. >> oh, okay. >> that's just a rule. that goes for me, too, because i'm the -- you know, i -- >> your iphone? >> yes. we try to set an example and just not have those on the table. >> okay. >> so we try not to do that in restaurants, because i don't think we should have the same -- i think we should have consistency between home and restaurants. but we do try to bring coloring books or blocks or little things to keep them occupied. >> the other families, you know, the parents who hand their kids just something to occupy them. the kid's out of control and suddenly put on the headphones and totally quiet. do you think that's a good plan for somebody else, or not? >> you know, i think everybody's different. but i get a little concerned when i see kids so checked out. >> yeah. >> with the electronics.
you know, my kids love ipads, too, but we try to put a limit on the amount of time -- >> so they don't have that zoned-out look. >> yeah, because that's all they want. i want them to learn how to build things and manipulate things with their hands. >> sure. right. you're right. we do this thing called the social qs, it comes on "the new york times," and you'll see it on our show a lot. this is a question that struck us, and we have to talk about it. in the middle of a seated musical performance at a top venue, my wife and i were overwhelmed by the rank odor of feet. someone had taken off her shoes. the people on either side of us had theirs on. the smell was so overpowering that the person must have been in our immediate vicinity. what should we have done? >> that's revolting. that's revolting. >> what would you do in that kind of a situation? >> i'd say something. >> you would? >> i would. >> what would you say? >> i'd tap them on the shoulder and say, would you mind putting your shows back on? >> you're moxie. >> i do. you don't take your shoes off in
a -- in a theater. >> and the people do that on planes. have you ever been near anybody when they do that on a plane? >> yes, i have. and anything. >> sometimes i've asked the flight attendant to -- >> to go and do it? >> yeah. >> phil goes on to say you should reach in your purse, get a kleenex, squirt with perfume and put it up to your nose so you can breathe the air that you like to smell. >> if you spray perfume, then you're imposing that smell on everyone else. >> that's a very, very good point. that's a good point. one time i was in a cab -- and this doesn't have anything to do with this -- but it was so rank in that cab, i literally almost wanted to barf. that i unrolled the window and hung my head out the window like a dog. i honestly couldn't take it. i didn't know what to do. i thought, should i get out and get another cab? i'm one of those people who takes -- >> want to get -- yeah, yeah. >> suck it up and go. >> yeah. >> you know, every day, every friday at this time, we do kathie lee's funny intense friday. guess who will try her luck at
it? >> the comedian. you know, i'm stressed out a lot about this. >> okay. >> this is the best that i could do. >> all right. all right. we're ready. >> what? i know i'm going to mess this up. >> no, you're not. do it. >> what's beethoven's favorite fruit? >> what is beethoven's favorite fruit? i don't know. >> ba-nah-n.a. thank you, pop pa. my friend gave me that one. i have one more. >> oh, goodie. goodie. >> okay. why is it fiscally irresponsible to get rid of a penny? >> why is it responsible to -- >> fiscally irresponsible to get rid of a penny? >> i don't know. >> because it makes no "cents." >> oh. whatever. >> that's it. that's all i got. all i got. >> all right. it's time for our girlfriend bobby buzz. what have you got, bobby?
>> i thought that was very cute. so i'm here to talk about what's new for nails this spring. and something that nail art fans will flip for, jamberry.net lets you create your own nail sticker, so a lot of the decals have been very important at the drugstore, because they're easy to put it on. >> these are kathie lee's. >> i made a special strip for kathie lee and hoda. and you can even put your own pets. this is my little chica. and have fun at birthday parties. and gel manicures may be something you want to think about the uv exposure. but this spring, lots of brands like christian dior, nails, inc., and julep, are offering top coats you don't need the uv light for. >> that's good. >> they make it look like the gel, because they have a thicker top coat. >> i took the gel off and my nails are like paper. >> you shouldn't do the gel. >> yeah. >> and then, something else, i
have a hard time when i paint my own nails, keeping the nail polish on the cuticle. >> that's genius. >> this is a cute little thing you can use, and it has a grip underneath. >> i love it. >> it will help stay put. last but not least, refinery29.com is a website i like. this is elmer's glue, and you're thinking, why. if you put a base coat of that, because shimmer polish is in, you can paint your nails with glitter and it will last through the party, but in the morning, it will come right off. >> elmer's glue? >> who knew? >> yeah. the best. so something i know molly is looking forward to is our animal segment. >> yes. >> and we just wanted to give you a little taste. this is called a -- >> is that a bearcat? >> a bintrong. do you know about these? dave, what is it? >> it's a bearcat, so molly got it right. >> but not a bear or a cat. >> right. >> how heavy is it? >> she's pretty heavy, about 90
pounds. >> oh, wow. >> wow. >> oh, my gosh. >> keeping her happy with the banana. >> is she friendly? >> friendly to me, but i'm not going to let you -- >> i don't get to snuggle? >> you don't get to snuggle with her. >> dave, we look forward to seeing you in the show. time to go over to sarah to tell us about the baby of the week. >> time to announce the babies of the week. johnson's baby of the week. first up is justin titus hampton, born to nicki and sam of cincinnati, ohio, on the 27th. they love justin's spiky hair. next is legal walker creech to parents brand done and christin on february 6th. and the next one is johnson's baby of the week is courtney alexia scarlet in clifton, new jersey, making 19-month-old cameron a big sister. and, finally, harper maddox heirlmeier born to parents in
davey, florida, february 16th. big congratulations to the new parents. if you'd like your adorable baby to be considered for "today's johnson's baby of the week" go to hoda.com. meredith has a friend, named kevin fitzgerald, only 17 years old, diagnosed with something called accuse lymphoblastic leukemia, and he had a transplant and developed this disease as a side effect of the transplant. he was in the hospital, had a double-lung transplant, and is still in boston's, so from meredith vieria and all of us, we are wishing him the best of luck. and we want him to get home safe soon. and actor gerard butler stops by. a good time to tell you: you're doing okay, mom. i can call you "mom," right? i know we haven't known each other very long, but you seem like a real keeper. you're not perfect.
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gerrard butler. >> why didn't you wait until i was here. >> we wanted to hog him for ourself. >> the hunk who hails from scotland, gerard butler takes on many different roles. >> his new movie is old-fashioned. he plays a secret service agent who is on the outs until the white house is seized by terrorists and the president is taken hospitalage. take a look. >> yes, the president is in the bunker. being held hostage. >> what do they want? >> we'll try to find out. >> who's in charge? >> trumble. are there any survivors with you? >> negative, sir this he wiped us out. in the hallways with enough explosives to take out an army. >> okay. >> gerard is with us today. i'm shaking because i just finished watching the movie. and it's so powerful. so powerful because it's so darn
believable. >> and you felt like there's a possibility of something terrible like that could happen. >> forgive me, everybody. >> at the end of the day, it's fiction, it's entertainment. but i think in light of recent history and where we are in the world right now, it's, it's not a distinct impossibility. and we played it for, if it's going to happen, how would it look? and really give it some more depth and meaning and create these, these very human characters, including the officials involved and secret service. >> can we talk about the cast for a second? how did they let you in it! >> i put myself in it. >> you slept with somebody? >> yeah. >> so the cast has angela bassett. >> morgan freeman, we have -- >> ashley judd. >> ashley judd. >> aaron who plays the president, so great. so really, they just pull you
into this movie. and i think what was important was just again making it so believable and each one of them is a hero. that's why at the end i mean you can see the attack and it's very -- >> it's brutal. it's brutal. it's not for children. >> but at the end of the day, you come out of there -- i'm amazed, women like you guys, they love the movie, i know women. >> that's what we hear. you love a lot of them. >> we've been to screenings around the country. we took it to washington and i thought it was going to be stoned. politicos and ambassadors and government, secret service -- they were all there and they loved it. they were applauding during the movie. >> what did they tell you afterwards, they appreciated the authenticity? >> they aappreciated how provocative it was. the thing about the movie at the end of the day, it makes you so patriotic. and all of these journeys of the heroes and the idea is basically how a country -- it made me
feel, no matter what, if they throw their worst at us at the end of the day, we'll make it through. >> you're a scotsman who is an american hero. >> yeah. >> how does it feel? >> to play any kind of hero, i'm not a hero in my real life, so okay, i'll do it in movies. >> how is the rest of your life, by the way? the other parts of it? >> do you sing in the shower? >> i do sing in the shower. >> you're a darn good singer. >> i never had a singing lesson before the opera, it was shower singing and then i had to go for a singing lesson. before i sang for andrew lloyd weber. i said i'm going to sing "music of the night" i said if i'm going to make a fool of myself. tell me and i'll drop out. and when i was done, she said, i'm not bad. >> there's an 83-year-old woman who saw your "phantom of the
opera" at least 25 times and that is my mother. would you just say hello to joanie. >> hey, joanie. where am i talking to? hey, joanie. let's watch it together 26 times? >> mr. charm, move over, sean connery. move over. baby. >> congratulations, a terrific movie. >> still shaking. >> "olympus has fallen" opens nationwide today. wear your seat belt for a couple of reasons when you watch it for a couple of reasons, right? he's so adorable. use only natural ingredients. make something original. genuine. real. so peel it open.
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in new york until saturday. what are your top picks for sightseeing? >> top picks for sightseeing. >> in new york city? >> what do you think? >> i really love the village. greenwich village, that's my favorite. >> i'm all about the restaurants, like go to balthaazar. going to the top of the rock is a terrific view, it's a great time. it's going to warm up. so you're not picking a bad time. >> let's try to get mike in from portland. he was one of our fans of the week, hoda, he's on our trip right now. >> hey. >> hello, being a fan of the week, i love your i hoda playlist, i don't know what your dance moves are? >> i wish we had more time, because i'm so five seconds, i would have busted a move thaw wouldn't believe. we'll be right back with some furry little creatures right after this.
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happy friday, 10:28. beautiful day shaping up over the bay bridge. you'll notice it's rather choppy on the bay, winds are picking up. they will continue to do so as we head through the day today. highs are down right comfortable. no need for the heater in livermore. 71, 68 in fremont, 71 in napa. head through the week
temperatures climb more. we'll take you through that full forecast at 11:00. take you to the drive with mike. >> bay bridge starting the back-up friday as folks head into the city for midday shenanigans. weekend activities looking to the south bay where we had the earlier sig alert, cleared for 280. lanes are cleared at mclaughlin, the 11th street on ramp still closed, finally clearing up the rest of the caltrans activity through the area. no more slowing but slow drive northbound 880 through the typical corridor heading to 101. that really is back to typical friday light commute through the south bay. a tough morning, finally recovered through the south bay. >> plik, thanks so much for the south bay. thanks for joining us. more on the day's top stories coming up in a half hour at 11:00 a.m. hope to see you then. for now have a great morning. ♪ it's the call of the wild >> we're back on this try-day
friday, call of the wild. here while kathie lee takes the day off is actress and friend of the show, molly ringwold and dave from the world wildlife federation. >> this is where we get to meet things furry, feathery and. >> that's what national wildlife week is all about, introducing kids to wildlife and nature. we've been doing it for 75 years. this year the theme -- the theme is -- trees and wildlife. all the animals i brought live in trees. you can probably hear the first one, a cuckaberra. this is a cavity nester, just like a bluebird or chickadee would in north america, these
birds nest in trees. [ bird calls ] >> this is not working. [ bird calls ] >> that is perfect. >> great. >> i want to bring him on tour with me. >> they have a beautiful voice. >> let's go on to our next animal. we've got a lot of tree-loving animals. >> this is a boa constrictor. >> you guys want to come around the back here. lift the weight up here. these are heavy snakes. you got it? >> wow. >> these live down in south america. >> is it heavy? >> yes. you want to -- >> no. >> this would be great for a workout. >> these guys live in the trees when they're young and eat a lot
of birds, this is why i brought this species, they kill their prey by wrapping around them and if you, even put it on the table if you want. if you exhale, that's when the snake would squeeze and it would not allow you to inhale and that's how they suffocate their prey. i'll grab her here, she's extremely strong. >> now for our fun bear cat. this is a species, which probably you've never heard of before. >> actually, molly has. >> neither a bear nor a cat. i think she's going to stay up on grant's shoulders. >> what are they? >> they're a member of the civet family. most americans have never heard of civets because they don't live in north america. they live in africa and asia. this one lives in southeast asia. she just moved all the way behind me. but check out the giant tail, it's almost like a fifth limb, it's as them as my arm.
it's semi prehencele and it helms them hang on to the branches so they don't fall off. they love fruit. they also eat small animals. >> can i touch her? >> you can put her on the side. >> she's soft. >> they kind of look like muppets. >> they're very jim hensen. >> look at that. >> not very light. she's almost 100 pounds. >> another animal from south america, a king vulture. >> this is a vulture. most people think of vultures as ugly, black, skragley-looking birds. this species has this beautiful coloration and like all birds, they perch in the trees, these guys have scavengers, that's why she doesn't have feather s on hr
head. if you're sticking your head into a rotting carcass, you don't want to have the feathers getting dirty. what is that dangling thing on the head? >> it's how they communicate with their own species. >> dot males look different from the females? >> no, they don't. one of the interesting things about this guy, even though it's a bird, they don't nest on trees, they nest on the ground. >> he's looking at us. >> scary. >> are there wedding bells in your future? >> we'll tell you when to splurge and how to find steals, so your big day doesn't break the bank. right after this. there's a lot i had to do... watch my diet. stay active. start insulin... today, i learned there's something i don't have to do anymore. my doctor said that with novolog® flexpen, i don't have to use a syringe and a vial or carry a cooler. flexpen® comes prefilled with fast-acting insulin used to help control high blood sugar when you eat. dial the exact dose.
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ha do you think? >> i would go for -- >> that one? >> no, that one. >> molly's the winner. >> that's this is the simon g, 3200 and this one is 600. >> so which of these two, channel-set, very nice, very simple -- >> splurge. >> splurge. >> what do you think? >> is she touching that? >> what do you think? >> i'll go for that one, too. >> we got you, that's wrong, that's the steal. we're talking about $900 channel-set ring and -- >> i like that one better. >> there you go. let's move down to the china. >> this is not you spending the money. this is your guest spending the money on you. do you want to get more out of your registry? here's the thing, two sets of china here. people are into everyday china, to take it from the dinner table to the holiday table. this is we've got well first of all, i'm going to let you tell us. >> this is the expensive one
with the gold. >> do you think? >> i'll go for this one. >> well yes, you're right. this is the expensive one. >> lennox gold. >> this is bed, bath. this is $70 for the entire setting. this one, five pieces for $130, much more expensive. >> that's more of your every day. >> invitations, they set the tone for your affair. if you're the kind of girl who wants -- >> this one is pricey. >> you are right. that is the splurge. >> how much are the expensive ones. >> these are couture designers, $32 a set. this is the steal, this is $4. >> take us down to the last two items we have. >> flowers, which is the steal and which is the splurge? >> this is the splurge, but it looks like it's dying. it's been here for -- >> this one is $400, $150.
the difference is in the flower type. >> the cake? >> yes, the cake. the best part, right? >> yes. >> people spend about $500 on their cake, $500 to $600. which one do you think? >> i think this one is the splurge. and that's a simple cake and this, well this is the save and it's $525. >> this is the splurge? >> no, this is the save. >> this is much more tasteful. >> okay. >> this one -- this is $1600. >> that's so good. >> it's so good. >> this one. it's delicious. >> tahitian vanilla. >> coming up, whose sandwich is a slice above the rest? >> we'll have the kids finalist. >> the peanut butter sandwiches right after this. enough about the book, i want to hear about your date. well, he showed up in a van. [ women ] oh-awww. [ voices in background ]
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butter sandwich than just jelly. and the jif's most creative sandwich contest is awarding a $25,000 college scholarship to the kid who makes the best sandwich. >> we've got matthew, raise your hand, matthew, ashley, raise your hand, jacob, katherine and julia. everybody go back to your stations. we're starting with matthew. >> what are you cooking up matthew, what have you got? >> i'm cooking up the bananas foster pb and b. >> you put peanut butter, bananas and what's your other secret ingredient. >> the bananas are carmelized bananas. >> of course they are. let's get this out of here, i'm going to do this for you. can i flop this on? >> yeah, just do that. >> wow, bacon. >> while you're putting that there, we're going to try one of these. and we're going to come on down
here, thank you, matthew. >> i'll put that there. >> okay. that's good, very good. this is -- >> i hwhat's this? >> banana cream sandwiches. bananas, peanut butter, honey and chocolate graham crackers. >> we have to get in here. how did you think of this idea? >> well, i love ice cream. i was trying to think of a healthy and easy way for kids to make a version of an ice cream sandwich. >> that's good. >> we're so happy to be eating. >> thank you,ing an la. >> up nextor our friend jacob, ha are you making? >> my sandwich is the magnificent mole chicken torta. >> where is the peanut butt centre. >> i used chocolate hazelnut spread. >> where is that? >> to make my mole sauce i mixed
with the chicken and i added two slices of monterey jack cheese and then you can add avocado, lettuce. >> where's the peanut butter? >> just enjoy. >> mmmm! good one. >> oh my god. how is anyone going to choose. >> katherine, katherine. what are we making here? >> the peanut butter parrot. >> what is in it, i wonder. parrots, carrots, peanut butter, dried-up cranberries and carrots. >> excellent. >> so you just mushed it all together? >> yes. >> and you stuck it in a wrap? >> yes. and i took the chocolate -- >> spread. you sprinkled these on top of that? >> yes. >> and i put it on the outside of that. >> and i sprinkled it on both
ends. >> good one. >> now it is messy. >> but delicious. >> come on down. >> julia! >> julia. what have we made here? >> apple sized peanut butter surprise. >> i like that it rhymes. >> what is that? >> it's a tortilla with peanut butter goes on first and then mini chocolate chips and you have do that. like a dot at the top. kind of like a smiley. >> like a smiley. >> so can you kind of -- >> yeah. so it's kind of like glue. >> and then what do you do? >> the chocolate chips go on. the granola goes on there, also. >> and the apples -- >> in any particular direction? >> the apple fries go on here
and then you fold it up. >> and you eat it. >> yes. >> thank you. you kids are all, congratulations by the way. however wins, you guys all did a great job. >> thank you for coming to see us. we're going to get ready to clown around. we're having a performance by cirque du soleil. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
>> announcer: the toyota concert series on "today," brought to you by toyota. >> the high-flying death-defying spectacle known as cirque du soleil has been shocking and dazzles audiences. >> and now the troupe has pitched its tent next to city field in new york and we'll get a little taste of what they have in store.
>> hey, ciao bella, como estas! >> how beautiful, okay. hey, you can call me, okay? and you, too, okay? >> we look forward to the show. we'd like to thank molly ringworld, molly, has got a terrific book, thank you so much for helping us out. she's got a book "when it happens to you." this book is out in paperback may 7th. we're going to have usher with us on monday. everybody have a great weekend and cirque du soleil, he is weird. >> take it away . ♪ ♪
good friday morning. i'm jannelle wang. marla and jon kelley are off. happening now, president obama is in his third and final full day of his trip to the middle east. this is video in the newsroom of the president landing in jordan, one of the closest allies. president obama is meeting with king abdullah in ahman to discuss the spillover effect of syria's war and the 350,000 refugees there. the president started the day by visiting the hall of names in jerusalem where he laid a wreath. a memorial to each and every jewish person who died in the holocaust. mr. obama spoke about the lessons of the holocaust and reminded israel about the importance of having its own security. after that the president traveled to bethlehem where he
toured with mahmoud abbas. palestinian flags greeted president obama in a courtyard outside the church, which is considered to be the oldest continuously operating christian church in the entire world. here in the bay area, the search is on for a driver who left the scene of a deadly hit-and-run crash that shut down several lanes in san jose. other drivers found her body in the middle of the freeway near mclaughlin and killed 911. they don't know why she was walking on the freeway and they say she didn't have any id on her except a set of keys. several lanes of the freeway were blocked off, while hazmat worked to clear the scene, the lanes reopened about a half hour ago. the chp would like to talk to anyone who witnessed this hit-and-run. a bay area baseball coach wanted on child molestation charges. the contra costa county district attorney's office